The Council of State Governments
Committee on Suggested State Legislation
Meeting Minutes
Docket 23B
April 7, 2002
The Biltmore Hotel
Coral Gables, Florida

Presiding:
Senator Pam Redfield, Nebraska, Co-Chair
Representative Joe Toomy, Louisiana, Co-Chair
Mr. Virgil Puskarich, Pennsylvania, Vice-Chair

COMMITTEE IN ATTENDANCE
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

GUESTS
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

STAFF
Bonnie Detzel, CSG Lexington
Bert Harberson, CSG Lexington
Bill Voit, CSG Lexington

COMMITTEE BUSINESS
        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

TRENDS CATEGORIES

(01T) AGRICULTURE
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) EDUCATION
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
Marketing Practices

(04T) ENVIRONMENT
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) HEALTH
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
Disturbances 
 
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
Insurance Availability

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
and Referral

(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) MISCELLANEOUS
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
Responsibility
  
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
Credit Reports
09T-23B-11 Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies:  Information: CA - reject
Disclosure
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
Felony
  
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) TELECOMMUNICATIONS
14T-23B-01 Privacy:  Video Providers CA include  
14T-23B-02 Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit PA - defer
Advertisement Material

(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

(03) ENERGY

(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

(11) LABOR

(12) PUBLIC UTILITIES AND PUBLIC WORKS

(13) STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 
(14) TRANSPORTATION
*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
Accidents
 
14-23B-02BCompiling Information on Cell Phone Use in Traffic NJ - reject
Accidents

(15) COMMUNICATIONS

(16) ELECTIONS
 
(17) CRIMINAL JUSTICE, THE COURTS AND CORRECTIONS
*17-22C-07 Cyber Court  MI include

(18) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/HUMAN SERVICES

(19) DOMESTIC RELATIONS

(20) EDUCATION
 
(21) HEALTH CARE

 (22) CULTURE, THE ARTS AND RECREATION

(23) PRIVACY

(24) AGRICULTURE

(25) CONSUMER PROTECTION