The Council of State Governments
Committee on Suggested State Legislation
Meeting Minutes
Docket 23C
July 14, 2002
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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
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

GUESTS
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.

STAFF
Bill Voit, CSG Lexington

COMMITTEE BUSINESS
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

TRENDS CATEGORIES

(01T) AGRICULTURE

(02T) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(03T) EDUCATION
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) ENVIRONMENT
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) HEALTH
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

08T-23B-01 Fair Bargain Act    MODEL - reject
(23B-f) Add Illinois law to the next docket. 
08T-23C-01 Fair Bargain Act    IL - reject

(09T) MISCELLANEOUS
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) POLITICAL CONDITIONS
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) PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
12T-23C-01 Drivers Licenses: Revised Requirements   KY - reject   
12T-23C-02 Automated Vehicle Identification (Photo Radar)    CO - reject

(13T) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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) TELECOMMUNICATIONS
14T-23B-02 Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit  Advertisement Material   PA - include
14T-23C-01 Internet Domain Name Protection   LA - reject

(15T) WORKFORCE 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

ARCHIVE CATEGORIES  

(01) CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

(02) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE 

(03) ENERGY
03-23C-01 Gasoline Price Caps    HI - reject

(04) SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 

(05) PUBLIC, 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

 (06) 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) GROWTH MANAGEMENT
07-23C-01 Comprehensive Planning/Growth Management Statement    FL - include 

(08) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(09) BUSINESS REGULATION AND COMMERCIAL LAW
09-23C-01 Excess Loss Insurance for Noninsured Health  Benefit Plans     MI - reject

(10) PUBLIC FINANCE AND TAXATION 

(11) LABOR
11-23C-01 Open Work Force    PA - reject

 (12) PUBLIC UTILITIES AND PUBLIC WORKS

(13) STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
13-23C-01 Public Pension Protection   MI - reject

 (14) TRANSPORTATION
*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

(15) COMMUNICATIONS

(16) ELECTIONS
16-23C-01 Pilot Program for Unassisted Voting by the Blind     KY - include
16-23C-02 Uniform Voting System      MI - reject

 (17) CRIMINAL JUSTICE, THE COURTS AND CORRECTIONS 

(18) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/HUMAN SERVICES
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

 (20) EDUCATION

(21) HEALTH CARE
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 - defer  
(23C-m) Check to see whether other states have similar laws.

(22) CULTURE, THE ARTS AND RECREATION

(23) PRIVACY
23-23C-01 Public Records/Social Security Numbers     FL - defer
23-23C-02 Personal Information--Disposal     WA - include

 (24) AGRICULTURE

 (25) CONSUMER PROTECTION
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.