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 Bill Status of HB0032  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lou Lang

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. James T. Meeks and Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/10/2003HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0117

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the State Agency Web Site Act. Provides that State agency Web sites may not use permanent cookies or any other invasive tracking programs that monitor and track Web site viewing habits; however, a State agency Web site may use transactional cookies that facilitate business transactions. Creates the Internet Privacy Task Force and specifies its membership. Provides that the Task Force shall explore the technical and procedural changes that are needed in the State's computing environment to ensure that visits to State Web sites remain private, identify the threats to privacy from browsers, search engines, Web servers, Internet service providers, and State agencies and make recommendations as needed, and, if needed, devise procedures for creating or installing computer programs on State host computers that will disable cookies and other invasive programs. Provides that the Task Force shall submit reports to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 31 of each year.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Creates an exception to the prohibition of the use of permanent cookies for cases in which the use of permanent cookies "adds value to the user otherwise not available" and the permanent cookies "are not used to monitor and track web site viewing habits unless all types of information collected and the State's use of that information add user value and are disclosed through a comprehensive online privacy statement". Provides that the Internet Privacy Task Force shall "define the exemption and limitations . . . in practice".

 Fiscal Note (H-AM 1)(Department of Central Management Services)
 The Department of Central Management Services anticipates minimal fiscal impact from this bill.

DateChamber Action
  12/17/2002HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Lou Lang
  1/8/2003HouseFirst Reading
  1/8/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/23/2003HouseAssigned to State Government Administration Committee
  2/28/2003HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by State Government Administration Committee
  2/28/2003HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in State Government Administration Committee; by Voice Vote
  2/28/2003HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate State Government Administration Committee; 011-000-000
  2/28/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/5/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/5/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/11/2003HouseFiscal Note Filed as amended
  3/21/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 117-000-000
  3/25/2003SenateArrive in Senate
  3/25/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 26, 2003
  4/2/2003SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. James T. Meeks
  4/8/2003SenateFirst Reading
  4/8/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  4/16/2003SenateAssigned to Executive
  5/1/2003SenateDo Pass Executive; 013-000-000
  5/1/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 6, 2003
  5/8/2003SenateSecond Reading
  5/8/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 9, 2003
  5/13/2003SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/13/2003SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/13/2003HousePassed Both Houses
  6/11/2003HouseSent to the Governor
  7/10/2003HouseGovernor Approved
  7/10/2003HouseEffective Date January 1, 2004
  7/10/2003HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0117

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