FLASHBACK: WHY NOT A WAITING PERIOD FOR LAWS? “I’d like to propose a ‘waiting period’ for legislation. No bill should be voted on without hearings, debate and a final text that’s available online for at least a week. (A month would be better. How many bills really couldn’t wait a month?). And if the bill is advertised as addressing a “tragedy” or named after a dead child, this period should double.”