Bob Priddy explains why this is so over on the Missourinet blog:
“It’s hard because words mean things and laws that contain vague or ambiguous words or phrases often cause as many problems as they seek to solve. That’s why it often takes so long to get what seems like a simple law through the General Assembly. The fear of unintended consequences from a bill that sounds so simple is a real fear.”
You’ll want to read the full post with audio examples.