Members of the Kansas House have voted to amend their rules so they won’t work into the early hours of the morning passing legislation.
The rules says they can’t work past midnight, which often happens at the end of the session. Several lawmakers said the late nights can lead to bad decisions.
Republican Rep. Barbara Bollier, a retired physician, says studies show lack of sleep has effects.
“You are impaired, to the equivalent of being drunk. We do not allow alcohol on this floor for a reason. Because our decision making is supposed to be effective,” says Bollier.