This was the first year in which the House of Delegates has had a self-imposed 15-bills-per-person limit. So while in 2008 there were 2,234 bills introduced, that dropped to 1,774 this year (and that includes bills carried over from the prior session), a 21% reduction. But the limit isn’t really 15—it’s possible to introduce more. Del. Bob Marshall explains, in this excerpt from the January 15 House session:
Marshall might be as fringy as a legislator can be, and he might be pathologically unempathetic and more than a little weird, but there’s no getting around that he’s an intelligent guy.