Freshman representative Bruce Braley (IA-01) has already gotten a bill out of committee in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Braley’s bill mandating “plain language” in government documents was approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee just before the House adjourned for its spring recess.
Braley wants the government to write documents in “plain language” rather than bureaucratese. Next, there will be consideration on the House floor.
It sounds like a good idea. I don’t know how a law like this would be enforced, but maybe there are precedents at the state level I haven’t heard about. Anyone know the answer?