Lawmaker: Parade bill would be ‘knee-jerk’ reaction
Published 09/09/2010, The Daily Republic
A local lawmaker says legislation that may be introduced by state Sen. Frank Kloucek in the upcoming legislative session is a knee-jerk reaction to a Wagner parade incident.
Kloucek, D- Scotland, recently announced plans to introduce a bill that would require an outrider — a single horse and rider that helps keep a team of horses under control — with every team of two or more horses in a public parade. The announcement came only days after three people suffered injuries when two mules pulling a wagon were spooked and ran into Labor Day parade spectators in Wagner.