Jerry Bassett, Director, Alabama Legislative Research Commission
Diane Burkhart, Senate Legislative Services, Louisiana
Senator Bart Davis, Idaho
Penny Davis, Associate Director, Alabama Law Institute
Senator David Ford, Indiana
Representative Albion Goodwin, Maine
Lamar Holland, Georgia, National Association of State Facilities Administrators
Joyce Honaker,Committee Staff Administrator, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
Representative Denny Merideth, Missouri
John McCabe, Legislative Director, Legal Counsel, NCCUSL, Illinois
E.M. Miller, Maryland Division of Legislative Services
Representative Chris Ross, Pennsylvania
Representative Donna Stone, Delaware
Representative Pam Thornburg, Delaware
Sandy Beaty, Pfizer, TN
Rick Covert, AFSA, Washington, D.C.
Dave Critchlow, HCA, Tennessee
Emily Hackett, Internet Alliance
Kristin Hellquist, NCSBN, Chicago, Illinois
Teresa Huskey, Tenet Healthcare, TX
Mark Johnson, Stateside Associates, Washington, D.C.
Rob Kincaid, Merck, TN
Lynn Lyford, EDS, TX
Amy Redfield, Nebraska
Paul Russinoff, AOL TimeWarner, Washington, D.C.
Alan Smith, Ohio Casualty Group, OH
John Rabenold, CFSCA, OH
Carol Stewart, CFSCA
Rob Sweeney, Citigroup, Washington, D.C.
Susan Whitaker, American Nurses Association, Washington, D.C.
Bill Voit, CSG Lexington
The CSG Committee on Suggested State Legislation convened Sunday, July 14, 2002 from 1:00 - 5:20 p.m. This was the third and final meeting in the 2003 SSL Cycle. A quorum was present.
Bill Voit, SSL staff, briefed the committee about proposed changes in the operation of the CSG policy task forces and the SSL Program to better intergrate their work into CSG's new trends mission. Two basic changes include expanding the membership of the SSL Committee to include the chairs of the policy task forces, additional CSG Toll Fellows from the Judicial and Executive branches of state government, and making the policy task forces the primary point of input and deliberations of SSL docket items that fall within their area of expertise.
Following this, the committee considered 80 bills on this docket. It selected 18 for inclusion in the third segment of the 2003 SSL Volume. It deferred 13 items to docket 24A and rejected the 49 remaining 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 the 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 December 2002 in Richmond, Virginia in conjunction with CSG's 2002 Annual Meeting.
ITEM NO., TITLE OF ITEM UNDER CONSIDERATION, SOURCE, ACTION
(02T) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
03T-23B-06 Spread the Word Program NJ - include
(23B-a) Add Massachusetts' law to the next docket.
(23C-a) Add the abstract of Oregon's law into the abstract of this item.
03T-23C-01 Spread the Word OR - reject
03T-23C-02 Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Statement NJ - reject
03T-23C-03 Schools, Bullying WA - reject
03T-23C-04 School Facilities Planning NJ - reject
03T-23C-05 Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fee Authorization NE - include
(23C-b) Add a clause in the abstract indicating that this law resulted from a lawsuit over what free education means under the state constitution.
03T-23C-06 Financial Literacy MI - include
03T-23C-07 New Century Conversion Charter Schools HI - reject
04T-23B-03 Regional Water Banks CO - include
(23B-b) Check to see whether other states have similar legislation,
and Kansas in particular.
(23C-c) Combine the abstract of this Act with the abstracts of Arizona and Kansas into a Note and add a section about Western water laws (contact John McCabe, ULC).
04T-23C-01 Water Banks KS - reject
04T-23B-04 Solid Waste: Cathode Ray Tubes and CRT Devices: Recycling and Refurbishment CA - defer
04T-23B-05 Hazardous Electronic Scrap CA - defer
(05T) GLOBAL DYNAMICS/DEVELOPMENT
06T-23B-08 Health Insurance Grievance Review IN - include
(23B-c) See whether other states have similar laws, whether
this is innovative.
06T-23B-13 Diabetes Notation on Death Certificates KY - include
(23B-d) Check to see what other information is listed on Kentucky
death certificates and on other states' death certificates.
Irrevocable Organ Donation Designation DE - reject
06T-23B-14 Organ Donor Registry CO - reject
(23B-e) Add Delaware's and Virginia’s legislation to the next docket.
06T-23C-01 Organ Donor Registry VA - reject
06T-23C-02 Born Alive Infant Protection MI - defer
06T-23C-03 Prescription Drug Advisory Council AZ - reject
06T-23C-04 Center for Nursing FL - include
06T-23C-05 Hospital Nursing Staff OR - defer
(23C-d) Defer to CSG Health Care Task Force
06T-23C-06 Granting Prescriptive Authority to Psychologists NM - reject
06T-23C-07 State Statutes, Rules and Constitutional Provisions CRT Devices: Recycling and Refurbishment ID - reject
(07T) INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVELOPMENT/PROTECTION
(08T) INTERSTATE COOPERATION AND LEGAL DEVELOPMENT
Bargain Act MODEL -
(23B-f) Add Illinois law to the next docket.
08T-23C-01 Fair Bargain Act IL - reject
09T-23B-03 Service Contracts NE - reject
09T-23C-01 Service Contracts and Consumer Products Guaranty Act MD - include
09T-23C-02 Construction Defect Claims WA - include
09T-23C-03A Credit History: Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance MD - defer
09T-23C-03B Credit History: Property and Casualty Insurance MD - defer
(23C-e) Get model bills from NCOIL or NAIC and similar bills from other states, including Arizona and Rhode Island, if available (contact Rich Covert, AFSA).
09T-23C-04 Internet Privacy: Internet Users MN - reject
(23C-f) Check to see whether the law is amended and if the amended version will be available for the winter or spring SSL meeting.
09T-23C-05 Credit Card Receipts LA - defer
(23C-g) Check to see whether other states have similar legislation.
10T-23-01 Reporting Independent Expenditures and Contributions Occurring in Close Proximity to Elections WA - reject
(11T) PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE
11T-23C-01 Bond Act: Antiterrorism Safety CA - reject
11T-23C-02 Reporting Traffic Infractions of Diplomats LA - include
11T-23C-03 Registration Fees for Sex Offenders LA - reject
11T-23C-04 Traffic Control/Move Over FL - reject
11T-23C-05 Civil Legal Assistance FL - reject
11T-23C-06 Voluntary Statewide Child Identification Program KY - include
11T-23C-07 Criminal Mischief, Pecuniary Loss NE - reject
12T-23C-01 Drivers Licenses: Revised Requirements KY - reject
12T-23C-02 Automated Vehicle Identification (Photo Radar) CO - reject
(13T) SCIENCE AND
13T-23B-01A Biometric Identifiers NE - reject
(23B-g) See whether other states have similar laws.
13T-23B-01B Biometric Identifiers VA - reject
13T-23C-01A Biometric Identifiers CA - reject
13T-23C-01B Biometric Identifiers PA - reject
13T-23B-02 Orders for Facial Recognition Technology VA - reject
(23B-h) See whether other states have similar laws.
13T-23C-02 Biometric Technology TX - include
(23C-h) Add the abstracts of 13T-23B-01A through 13T-23B-02 to the abstract of this Texas law.
14T-23B-02 Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit Advertisement Material PA - include
14T-23C-01 Internet Domain Name Protection LA - reject
RECRUITMENT, RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
15T-23C-01 Labor Organizations: Legal Fees and Court Costs NE - include
15T-23C-02 Workplace Violence Protection RI - reject
15T-23C-03 Prohibiting Employment Exploitation of Immigrant Labor CT - reject
15T-23C-04 Career Development and Distance Learning Corporations MI - reject
(01) CONSERVATION AND
03-23C-01 Gasoline Price Caps HI - reject
(04) SCIENCE &
OCCUPATIONAL AND CONSUMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
05-23B-01 Emergency Health Powers MO - reject
(23B-i) See whether other states have similar laws (e.g., California, Delaware).
05-23C-01A Public Health Emergency Powers Commission CA - reject
05-23C-01B Emergency Health Powers Act DE - reject
05-23C-01C Disease Control; Quarantine; Rights and Duties HI - reject
05-23C-01D Government Authority to Respond to a Public Health Emergency Caused by an Act of Bioterrorism ME - reject
05-23C-01E Catastrophic Health Emergencies - Powers of the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene MD - reject
05-23C-02 Nurses’ Bill of Rights MD - defer
(23C-i) Defer to CSG Health Care Task Force
05-23C-03 Immunity and Arrest Powers of Military Personnel MI - reject
PROPERTY, LAND AND HOUSING
06-23C-01 Predatory Lending Note - defer
(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.
(23C-j) Add bills from Colorado and Florida and other states if available (contact John Rabenold, CFSA.
07-23C-01 Comprehensive Planning/Growth Management Statement
REGULATION AND COMMERCIAL LAW
09-23C-01 Excess Loss Insurance for Noninsured Health Benefit Plans MI - reject
(10) PUBLIC FINANCE AND TAXATION
11-23C-01 Open Work Force PA - reject
(12) PUBLIC UTILITIES AND PUBLIC WORKS
(13) STATE AND LOCAL
13-23C-01 Public Pension Protection MI - reject
*14-22B-04 Motor Vehicle Accidents and Mobile Phones NE - reject
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 Accidents CA - reject
14-23B-02B Compiling Information on Cell Phone Use in Traffic Accidents NJ - reject
16-23C-01 Pilot Program for Unassisted Voting by the Blind KY - include
16-23C-02 Uniform Voting System MI - reject
CRIMINAL JUSTICE, THE COURTS AND CORRECTIONS
18-23C-01 Road to Assistance, Transitioning from Foster Care FL - include
(23C-k) Include just the germane parts of this Act (i.e., pages 3-15).
(19) DOMESTIC RELATIONS
(21) HEALTH CARE - defer
21-23C-01 Prescription Drug Cost Containment VT - defer
(23C-l) Update the committee on the status of a lawsuit over a similar Maine law.
21-23C-02 Pharmacy Benefit Managers GA
(23C-m) Check to see whether other states have similar laws.
(22) CULTURE, THE ARTS AND RECREATION
23-23C-01 Public Records/Social Security Numbers FL - defer
23-23C-02 Personal Information--Disposal WA - include
25-23C-01 Credit Cards: Minimum Payment Warnings CA - defer
(23C-n) Update the committee about the status of the injunction pertaining to this law.