HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING E-GOVERNMENT

 

 

March 22, 2001                                                                                                       Hearing Room E

3:30 PM                                                                                                                           Tape 25-26

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Jim Hill, Chair

Rep. Rob Patridge, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kathy Lowe

MEMBER EXCUSED:

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Mark Jolley, Committee Administrator

Alice Morton, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           HB 2791 – Public Hearing                                        

                                                HB 3345 – Public Hearing                                        

                                                HJM 12 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 3697 – Work Session

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 25, A

004

Chair Hill

Convenes committee at 3:30 p.m. and opens public hearing on HB 2791 and closes public hearing on HB 2791. Opens public hearing on HJM 12.

HJM 12– Public Hearing

007

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator. Gives overview on HJM 12, which requests that Congress repeal the telephone tax.

012

Rep. Starr

Testifies in support of HJM 12.

035

Rep. Lowe

Asks what the tax is used for.

038

Rep. Starr

Replies it goes into the federal general fund.

042

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HJM 12 and opens work session on HJM 12.

HJM 12 – Work Session

044

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HJM 12 to the full committee with a BE ADOPTED recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  2-1

AYE:               2 - Patridge, Hill

NAY:               1 - Lowe

055

Chair Hill

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

Rep. Starr is the carrier.

057

Chair Hill 

Closes work session on HJM 12 and opens a public hearing on HB 3345.

HB 3345 – Public Hearing

058

Mark Jolley

Committee Administrator. Gives overview of HB 3345, which prohibits persons providing cellular telephone service from disclosing location of cellular telephone or disclosing records relating to location of cellular telephone.

065

Rep. Merkley

Testifies in support of HB 3345 and provides printed information (EXHIBIT A) regarding the bill. 

182

Rep. Merkely

Continues testimony.

325

Rep. Lowe

Asks, at conclusion of Rep. Merkley’s presentation, for further detail on the tracking abilities of cell phone users. Asks what is the advantage of the bill.

340

Rep. Merkely

Says he feels the bill is a placeholder and further explains.

360

Richard Kosesan

Lobbyist, Verizon Wireless. Testifies against the bill and provides printed material (EXHIBIT B). Says the bill is premature, among other reasons.

470

Laura Imeson

Lobbyist, AT&T Wireless. Echoes Mr. Kosesan’s points and position on the bill. Provides written materials (EXHIBIT C).

TAPE 26, A

045

Chair Hill

Closes public hearing on HB 3345 and opens a work session on HB 3697.

HB 3697 – Work Session

050

Jolley

Gives overview of HB 3697, which prohibits municipalities from imposing tax or fee on telecommunications carriers for right to engage in business of for use of public highway.

060

Chair Hill

Says the intention is to refer HB 3697 to the School Funding and Tax Fairness Committee without recommendation.

065

Rep. Patridge

MOTION:  Moves HB 3697 to the School Funding and Tax Fairness Committee without RECOMMENDATION to passage.

 

 

VOTE:  3-0

068

Chair Hill

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

075

Chair Hill

Adjourns meeting at 4:15 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Alice Morton,                                                                           Mark Jolley,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 3345, written materials, Rep. Merkley, 12 pp.

B – HB 3345, written materials regarding existing privacy laws, Richard Kosesan, Verizon Wireless, 25 pp.

C – HB 3345, written materials regarding SEC. 222 Privacy of Customer Information, Laura Imeson, AT&T Wireless, 4pp.