Legislative Overkill

Legislative Overkill

A pejorative term referring to a law that intends to close or prevent the abuse of a loophole but instead imposes new restrictions. Some believe that most regulation comes from legislative overkill, though others dispute this. For example, libertarian critics of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act argue that the law in fact did more harm than good by imposing excessive requirements that hurt profits and by extension the economy.
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Also, the Malaysian Bar Council has also urged the bill to be withdrawn, with its president George Varughese saying the organisation is "deeply troubled" by the proposed law, and calling it "legislative overkill."
My favorite legislative overkill was a bill by Rep.
"The European Parliament is right to ensure that improving air passenger safety does not lead to legislative overkill and breach of data protection laws."
THE Government's policy of fining lorry drivers pounds 2,000 for each illegal immigrant hidden on vehicles arriving in the UK was yesterday ruled "legislative overkill" and unlawful by the High Court.
1690 would redress the legislative overkill of the current PFIC provisions by exempting controlled foreign corporations from those rules.
Then there was outright alarm." McMasters sees the laws as "legislative overkill."
Accountants subject to a quality or peer review program have expressed the thought in their correspondence with NSPA that the extension of quality review to non-assurance financial statements is a clear case of legislative overkill.
The Home Office was appealing against a High Court ruling in December that the fines policy was "legislative overkill".
The PFIC provisions -- which themselves are a prime example of legislative overkill -- were enacted to prevent the very situation that the Administration now seeks to address: to eliminate deferral on passive assets.
The High Court said the pounds 2,000 fines for hauliers caught carrying illegal immigrants were "legislative overkill".
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