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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31 – Electronic commerce/technolgy/study


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HCR031....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
Legislature and authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee
to undertake and complete a study of electronic commerce and technology.
02/22    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/23    Rpt prt - to St Aff
03/05    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/06    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/08    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 66-0-4
      AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz,
      Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Crow,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13),
      Field(20), Gagner, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins,
      Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford,
      Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle,
      Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Roberts, Robison, Sali,
      Schaefer, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan(Hansen),
      Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Gould, Montgomery, Ridinger, Sellman
    Floor Sponsors -- Hornbeck & Jaquet
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/09    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
03/28    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
    Rls susp - ADOPTED - 34-0-1
      AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
      Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
      Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lodge,
      Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen, Stegner,
      Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams,
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Lee
    Floor Sponsor -- Geddes
    Title apvd - to House
03/29    To enrol - rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
03/30    To Secretary of State

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-sixth Legislature                  First Regular Session - 2001
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 31
                                BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        WHEREAS, the economic well-being of the state of Idaho and its communities
  7    depends  on  the  belief  of  its  citizens that their state and community are
  8    places where families can live in safety and security,  where  quality  health
  9    care  is  readily  available,  where the educational system meets the needs of
 10    learners of all ages, where government services are provided in  an  efficient
 11    and  effective  manner, where opportunities for business and commercial growth
 12    are encouraged and supported, and where the state's natural heritage and qual-
 13    ity of life are protected and enjoyed; and
 14        WHEREAS, rapid technological advances have significantly  altered  society
 15    and  have  dramatically  changed business practices, methods of communication,
 16    and lifestyles in just the last decade. As  technology  proliferates,  govern-
 17    ments are naturally affected and must keep up with the so called "New Economy"
 18    revolution that will notably transform the lives of citizens and the nature of
 19    commerce; and
 20        WHEREAS, citizens of the state of Idaho, both urban and rural, can benefit
 21    through high speed access to the Internet and the information it provides. The
 22    number  of Idaho households and businesses utilizing online services and digi-
 23    tal technologies is increasing with  the  growing  trend  toward  business-to-
 24    consumer,  business-to-business,  and business-to-government e-commerce. There
 25    are growing employment opportunities for rural  and  urban  citizens  who  are
 26    skilled in electronic technologies; and
 27        WHEREAS, it is the intent of the legislature to provide the communities of
 28    this  state with a process to assist them in meeting the economic and societal
 29    challenges that have arisen and will  continue  to  arise  as  new  electronic
 30    technologies, including wireless, digital subscriber line (DSL) and integrated
 31    services  digital  network (ISDN), are developed, enhanced and marketed. There
 32    is a need to review and examine policies and make specific legislative propos-
 33    als to ensure that electronic technologies and commerce will continue to  grow
 34    and prosper while delivering social and economic benefits to Idaho's citizens,
 35    government and businesses.
 36        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
 37    of  the  Fifty-sixth  Idaho  Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
 38    Senate concurring therein, that  the  Legislative  Council  is  authorized  to
 39    appoint  a  committee to undertake and complete a study of electronic commerce
 40    and technology. The Legislative Council shall determine the number of legisla-
 41    tors and membership from each house  appointed  to  the  committee  and  shall
 42    authorize  the  committee  to receive input, advice and assistance from inter-
 43    ested and affected parties who are not members of the legislature.
 44        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
  1    appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by  the  Legisla-
  2    tive  Council.  Nonlegislative  members of the advisory committee shall not be
  3    reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses  and
  4    shall  not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or
  5    proposed legislation.
  6        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall make a progress report  to
  7    the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature and shall make
  8    a  report detailing its findings, recommendations and proposed legislation, if
  9    any, to the First Regular Session of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                           RS 11157C1
This concurrent resolution would allow for the appointment 
of a committee to study electronic commerce, broadband 
connectivity and other related technologies. Currently, the 
number of Idaho households and businesses utilizing 
electronic technologies is increasing rapidly. This 
committee will fulfill the need to review current policies 
and propose legislation to ensure that electronic 
technologies will continue to advance in Idaho’s 
socio-economic environment, benefitting Idaho citizens, 
businesses and communities. 

                	FISCAL IMPACT

If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the 
committee is appointed by Legislative Council, any 
necessary legislator travel and per diem expense would be 
paid from the existing legislative appropriation to the 
Senate and the House of Representatives.  Funding for staff 
support and expenses would be provided from the existing 
appropriation to the Legislative Council for the 
Legislative Services Office.  There would be no additional 
impact upon the state general fund as a result of this 

Name: Rep. Newcomb, Rep. Jaquet 
Phone: 332-1000