The answer is, this is just a feelgood legislation which is to take people's minds off what the legislature is suppose to be doing, fixing the budget this time around.
You get people coming up with this tripe and come election time they can say "see what I did," rather than pointing at the budget and saying "see what I'm responsible for..."
Vote the Batrastards Out!
I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.
- John Wayne in the Shootist.