Senator Pam Redfield, Nebraska, Co-Chair
Representative Joe Toomy, Louisiana, Co-Chair
Mr. Virgil Puskarich, Pennsylvania, Vice-Chair
Jerry Bassett, Director, Alabama Legislative Research Commission
Senator Bart Davis, Idaho
Penny Davis, Associate Director, Alabama Law Institute
Margaret Moore Dean, Assistant to the Speaker, Delaware
Delegate Jim Dillard, Virginia
Lamar Holland, Georgia, National Association of State Facilities Administrators
Joyce Honaker,Committee Staff Administrator, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
Representative Kim Koppelman, North Dakota
Representative Denny Merideth, Missouri
John McCabe, Legislative Director, Legal Counsel, NCCUSL, Illinois
E.M. Miller, Maryland Division of Legislative Services
Senator Thomas Moore, South Carolina
Senator Lana Oleen, Kansas
Representative Steve Richardson, Iowa
Representative Chris Ross, Pennsylvania
Representative Donna Stone, Delaware
Representative Pam Thornburg, Delaware
Steve Arthur, Holnam Inc., Michigan
Michael Behm, Stateside Associates, Virginia
Chris Badgley, PhRMA, Washington, D.C.
Gary Blalack, GlaxcoSmithKline, Tennessee
Paul Carrington, Duke University
Tony Colletti, CFSA
Ronnie Coleman, Johnson & Johnson, Ohio
Julie Corcoran, PhRMA
Mary Jackson, CFSA
Representative Janice Judy, Arkansas
David Kosar, HDMA
Melissa Kelly, American Forest and Paper Association, Washington, D.C.
Suzanne Kelly, GE, Wisconsin
Kris Kiser, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Washington, D.C.
Steve Lemson, American Express, New York
Jim Longus, SBC Communications, Texas
Debbie Neale, PolyOne, Ohio
Gary L. O'Rielly, International Paper, Louisiana
Pete Poynter, Bellsouth Corp., Georgia
Linda Pryor, Pfizer, Connecticut
John Rabenold, CFSA, Ohio
Scott Riehl, National Food Processors Association
David Thorpe, National Soft Drink Association, Washington, D.C.
David Wawer, CFSA
Susan Whitaker, American Nurses Association, Washington, D.C.
Charlie Williams, Mississippi
Anthony Wilson, Microsoft, Washington
Edward Yarborough, CFSA
Bonnie Detzel, CSG Lexington
Bert Harberson, CSG Lexington
Bill Voit, CSG Lexington
The CSG Committee on Suggested State Legislation convened Sunday, April 7, 2002 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. This was the second meeting in the 2003 SSL cycle. A quorum was present.
Bert Harberson, Director and Assistant General Counsel, Trends Research and Response Group, briefed the committee about proposed changes in the operation of the CSG policy task forces and the SSL Program to better integrate both into CSG's new "Trends" mission. Such changes include:
∑ Expanding the membership of the SSL Committee to include the chairs of the policy task forces;
∑ Adding CSG Toll Fellows from the judicial and executive branches of state government to the SSL Committee;
∑ Adding CSG region-designated legislative staff who serve on the CSG Executive Committee to the SSL Committee, and
∑ Making the policy task forces the primary points of input and deliberations about SSL docket items that fall within the task forces' expertise.
CSG wants to have the framework in place at the CSG meeting in December 2002 in Richmond, Virginia.
Several committee members and guests then shared their opinions about whether the proposed changes would lengthen the task force meetings, slow down the SSL process, or affect the voting procedures for the task forces and the SSL Committee, especially when a task force rejects an item that the SSL Committee may want to consider.
Following this, the committee considered 83 bills on docket 23B. It selected 12 to appear in Part II of the 2003 SSL Volume. It deferred 14 items to docket 23C and rejected the remaining 57 items.
The status of all docket items is listed below. SSL members usually direct CSG staff to find additional legislation or information about docket items. These are recorded as notations under the respective docket items. The notations are indicated by (a), (b), (c), etc. For example, (23A-a) represents the first meeting (A) in the 2003 cycle and the first notation on that docket (a). Notations from the second meeting (B) of the 2003 cycle are listed on the next docket as (23B-a), etc. An asterisk (*) indicates the item was deferred from a previous SSL cycle. Items that do not have a number were added to the docket at the meeting.
The next SSL meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 2002.
ITEM NO. TITLE OF ITEM UNDER CONSIDERATION SOURCE ACTION
01T-23B-01 Tax Stamps: Cigarettes SD - include
01T-23B-02 Threatening to Infect Livestock WI - reject
(02T) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
02T-23B-01 Downtown Location Law PA - reject
02T-23B-02 Special Purpose Reinsurance Vehicle Law IL - reject
02T-23B-03 Corporate Headquarters Relocation IL- reject
03T-23B-01 Operation Recognition PA - reject
03T-23B-02 Required Information on Report Cards CO - reject
03T-23B-03 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training in Schools PA - reject
03T-23B-04 Higher Educational Facilities Financing FL - reject
03T-23B-05 World Language Institute NJ - include
03T-23B-06 Spread the Word Program NJ - defer
(23B-A) Add Massachusetts' law to the next docket.
03T-23B-07 Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement CA - reject
03T-23B-08 Student Credit Cards: Credit Card CA - reject
04T-23B-01 Regulating Greenhouse Gases CA - reject
04T-23B-02 Task Force on Indoor Air Quality MD - reject
04T-23B-03 Regional Water Banks CO - defer
(23B-B) Check to see whether other states have similar legislation, and Kansas in particular.
04T-23B-04 Solid Waste: Cathode Ray Tubes and CA - defer
CRT Devices: Recycling and Refurbishment
04T-23B-05 Hazardous Electronic Scrap CA- defer
(05T) GLOBAL DYNAMICS/DEVELOPMENT
06T-23B-01 Prescription Drugs: Required Identification KY - reject
06T-23B-02 Prescription Monitoring Program VA- reject
06T-23B-03 Toxic Mold CA- reject
06T-23B-04 Fungal Contamination in Indoor Environments CA- reject
06T-23B-05 Unauthorized Transfers of Accounts of Prescription
Drug Customer CO- include
06T-23B-06 Self-Directed In-Home Care IN - include
06T-23B-07 Coordinated Services for Children with Emotional IN - reject
06T-23B-08 Health Insurance Grievance Review IN - defer
(23B-C) See whether other states have similar laws, whether this is innovative.
06T-23B-09 Interagency Council on Pharmaceuticals Bulk TX- reject
Purchasing (23B-d) See whether other states have similar laws (e.g., Iowa).
06T-23B-10 Essential Public Health Services TX - reject
06T-23B-11 Health Care Provider Professional Liability WV - reject
06T-23B-12 Prescription Drug Cost Management WV - include
06T-23B-13 Diabetes Notation on Death Certificates KY - defer
(23B-D) Check to see what other information is listed on Kentucky death certificates and on other states' death certificates.
06T-23B-14 Organ Donor Registry CO - defer
(23B-E) Add Delaware's legislation to the next docket.
06T-23B-15 Infant Hearing Education Assessment, Reporting PA - reject
(07T) INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVELOPMENT/PROTECTION
(08T) INTERSTATE COOPERATION AND LEGAL DEVELOPMENT
08T-23B-01 Fair Bargain Act MODEL - defer
(23B-F) Add Illinois law to the next docket.
09T-23B-01 Fair Credit Extension Uniformity PA - include
09T-23B-02 New Motor Vehicle Disclosure PA - reject
09T-23B-03 Service Contracts NE - defer
09T-23B-04 Child Custody and Visitation; Relocation VA - reject
09T-23B-05 Department of The Treasury CO - reject
Deposit of State Money
09T-23B-06 Abandoned Watercraft IN- reject
09T-23B-07 Childrenís Centers for Monitoring Custodial WV - reject
09T-23B-08 Unauthorized Insurers WV - reject
09T-23B-09 Local Unit Electronic Technology Pilot Program NJ - reject
09T-23B-10 Personal Information: Confidentiality: Identity Theft: CA - reject
09T-23B-11 Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies: Information: CA - reject
09T-23B-12 Consumer Credit Reporting Agency Lists CA - reject
09T-23B-13 Unused Property Market Act PA - reject
(10T) POLITICAL CONDITIONS
10T-23B-01 Voluntary Contributions UT - reject
10T-23B-02 Absentee Ballots: Revisions KY - reject
10T-23B-03 Lobbyists: Disclosures and Electronic Filing CO - reject
10T-23B-04 Public Meetings and Public Records CO - reject
10T-23B-05 Voting System Improvements IN - reject
10T-23B-06 Political Cyberfraud CA - include
(11T) PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE
11T-23B-01 Genetic Testing, Genetic Information NE - include
11T-23B-02 Biological Agents Registry NC - reject
11T-23B-03 Freezing Assets Relating to Terrorism NJ - reject
11T-23B-04 DNA Testing for People Arrested for Committing a VA - reject
11T-23B-05A Price Gouging After Disasters KS - reject
11T-23B-05B Price Gouging After Disasters NJ - include
(12T) PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
12T-23B-01 Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices NH - include
12T-23B-02 Immigrant Driverís License KY - reject
(13T) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
13T-23B-01A Biometric Identifiers NE - defer
(23B-G) See whether other states have similar laws.
13T-23B-01B Biometric Identifiers VA - defer
13T-23B-02 Orders for Facial Recognition Technology VA - defer
(23B-H) See whether other states have similar laws.
14T-23B-01 Privacy: Video Providers CA include
14T-23B-02 Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit PA - defer
(15T) WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT, RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
15T-23B-01 Customer Service Standards FL - reject
15T-23B-02 Speaking English in the Workplace CA - reject
ARCHIVE CATEGORIES (DEFERRALS FROM 2003A)
(01) CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
01-23A-02 Carbon Sequestration OK - reject
(02) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE
(04) SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
(05) PUBLIC, OCCUPATIONAL AND CONSUMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
05-23A-01B Anti-Terrorism NY - reject
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act The Center for - reject
Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and John Hopkins
Universities (for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
(23A-b) Add articles opposing this Model to the SSL Anti-Terrorism
Web site (contact Joyce Honaker).
05-23B-01 Emergency Health Powers MO - defer
(23B-I) See whether other states have similar laws (e.g., California, Delaware).
(06) PROPERTY, LAND AND HOUSING
06-23A-03 Loans Secured by Real Property (Predatory Lending) CA - reject
(23A-c) See whether other states have similar legislation, e.g.,
NC and DC.
06-23B-01A Home Loan Protection AL - reject
06-23B-01B Abusive Home Loan Lending Practices CT - reject
06-23B-01C Protections Against Predatory Lending in the MA - reject
Home Lending Market
06-23B-01D High Cost Home Loans NC- reject
06-23B-01E Mortgage Bankers and Brokers and PA - reject
Consumer Equity Protection
(23B-J) Combine the abstracts of 06-23A-03 through 06-23B-01E into a Note for the next docket and add information about Georgia and Iowa legislation into the Note.
(07) GROWTH MANAGEMENT
(08) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
(09) BUSINESS REGULATION AND COMMERCIAL LAW
09-23A-01 Civil Suits and Alcoholic Beverage Purchases AK - reject
(23A-d) Ensure that the language of bill in the 23B docket
packet is complete.
(10) PUBLIC FINANCE AND TAXATION
(12) PUBLIC UTILITIES AND PUBLIC WORKS
(13) STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
*14-22B-04 Motor Vehicle Accidents and Mobile Phones: NE - defer
A Rebuttable Presumption of Negligence if Using a Mobile Phone
(22B-g) See whether other states have similar laws.
(23A-d) Add "Distracted Driving" legislation from other
states to docket 23B.
14-23B-01 Due Care and Proper Use of Radios and Mobile Phones GA - reject
14-23B-02A Compiling Information on Cell Phone Use in Traffic CA - reject
14-23B-02BCompiling Information on Cell Phone Use in Traffic NJ - reject
(17) CRIMINAL JUSTICE, THE COURTS AND CORRECTIONS
*17-22C-07 Cyber Court MI include
(18) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/HUMAN SERVICES
(19) DOMESTIC RELATIONS
(21) HEALTH CARE
(22) CULTURE, THE ARTS AND RECREATION
(25) CONSUMER PROTECTION