Monthly Archives: January 2006

An Amendment to the Bill of Rights

Dana Blankenhorn has made a simple statement that should be emblazed upon the forehead of every policy maker:

America’s economic future requires every citizen have access to Internet resources, and full freedom to use them.

If you need to think about it, I’d start practice my hamburger making skills.

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An Amendment to the Bill of Rights

Dana Blankenhorn has made a simple statement that should be emblazed upon the forehead of every policy maker:

America’s economic future requires every citizen have access to Internet resources, and full freedom to use them.

If you need to think about it, I’d start practice my hamburger making skills.

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Sunrises and busy days

The sun was really pretty coming up this am… sigh, it is off to the office, crawl “under the dome”, and hear some bills one might question their purpose.

Here’s the To Do for the day

  1. Finish Agenda for House Science and Technology Committee meeting discussion on Tech bills in other states
  2. Attend Senate Science and Technology Committee meeting and hear the following bills
  1. SB 241 – allows electronic signatures on real estate closing documents – will greatly streamline closing process and search process for filed real estate documents
  2. SB 425 – also known as the “UnSpam” bill – this bill creates a “do not e-mail” list to “protect children from internet predators.”  Dana Blankenhorn has written on this one and so has the WSJ (at least an expose on the company).
  3. SB 394 -an ‘anti-phishing’ bill making it a computer crime to pretend to be a business
  4. SB 395 – A bill restricting cell service providers from “locking you in” to a contract that prevents them from making you sign up for a longer contract when you change plans or buy another phone
  5. SB 455 – aims to put brokers of cellphone numbers out of business
  •  Figure out sponsors for some agency legislation
  • Just gotta keep the head down and the memories of sunrise intact

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    Sunrises and busy days

    The sun was really pretty coming up this am… sigh, it is off to the office, crawl “under the dome”, and hear some bills one might question their purpose.

    Here’s the To Do for the day

    1. Finish Agenda for House Science and Technology Committee meeting discussion on Tech bills in other states
    2. Attend Senate Science and Technology Committee meeting and hear the following bills
    1. SB 241 – allows electronic signatures on real estate closing documents – will greatly streamline closing process and search process for filed real estate documents
    2. SB 425 – also known as the “UnSpam” bill – this bill creates a “do not e-mail” list to “protect children from internet predators.”  Dana Blankenhorn has written on this one and so has the WSJ (at least an expose on the company).
    3. SB 394 -an ‘anti-phishing’ bill making it a computer crime to pretend to be a business
    4. SB 395 – A bill restricting cell service providers from “locking you in” to a contract that prevents them from making you sign up for a longer contract when you change plans or buy another phone
    5. SB 455 – aims to put brokers of cellphone numbers out of business
  •  Figure out sponsors for some agency legislation
  • Just gotta keep the head down and the memories of sunrise intact

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    DHR Commissioner and Her Budget

    DHR is requesting another $15 million for SACWIS (There were more than $70 million stashed in accounts off budget)

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    No Technology Budget Presentation

    The CIO is not scheduled for a presentation to the Budget committee — and there are more than $700 million in expenditures statewide.  Interesting

     

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    Appropriations Hearings

    Rep. Terry Coleman just asked the Accounting Officer how much sales tax revenue the state was losing to Internet Sales

    Answer: $200-300 million

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