JD Mesnard State Senate

Government Reform

Where I Stand

There’s always room for improvement, especially when it comes to government management. That’s why I’m constantly looking for ways to reform how government operates, whether it involves protecting your wallet, safeguarding your rights, or simply making the state government work better for you. This can mean scaling back big government to improve efficiency and allow people more freedom. As Thomas Jefferson once said, “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” Government should act for the people, not be a burden to them. And government should be fully transparent and accountable for its actions. There should be no special treatment for elected officials or bureaucrats. We’re here to serve you.

What I've Done. Important Laws I Wrote.

HB 2807: Redistricting commission; open meeting law (2012)

Increased transparency for the legislative redistricting process.

SB 1099: Tax deed land sales; proceeds (2020)

Requires excess proceeds from the sale of property seized by the government to be paid back to the former property owner.

SB 1482: State agencies; fee increase; limit (2019)

Places limits on how much government agencies can jack up fees on people.

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