Sen. Lewis has filed the following bills to address ethical issues and accountable government:
- An Act Establishing a Special Commission to Identify Opportunities to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of State Agencies, Programs and Services: Modeled on a successful Connecticut program, this bill would call for the thorough examination of state agencies and departments to reduce redundancies and increase efficiencies. Connecticut saved over $400 million in the first year of the program.
- An Act to improve access to public records: This bill promotes access to public records by encouraging records to be kept in electronic form, creating a records access officer in each agency, and lowering cost for requesters. In addition, the bill would require attorney’s fees when access to public records is wrongly denied. This bill does not alter the scope of the public records law.
- Budget For All Resolution: This resolution calls for the federal budget to create a responsible budget without cutting programs like Social Security, and by redirecting some military spending.
- An Act to expand voting rights: This bill would allow 17 year olds the right to vote in primaries if and only if they turn 18 years old on or before the date of the immediately subsequent general election.
You can see a full list of the legislation Senator Lewis has filed or co-sponsored here.