I’m sorry, I had to put that headline in. I can’t believe I am saying this, but thank you to Senator David Sokola and State Rep. Paul Baumbach for coming up with the most common sense legislation I have seen in years! As a father of a school-aged son, I have seen him struggle with what this legislation deals with. It is a very heavy load for students to bear this burden. But this bill recognizes this, and I do appreciate it. As a frequent grocery shopper, I used to struggle with bags either loaded up to the point I thought my arm would fall of or they put one thing in each bag. Neither is acceptable. But this bill does actually make a lot of sense. When you hear your student complaining about back pain, it could come from the dreaded backpack!