Synopsis: Legislative documents. Specifies that certain legislative documents are to be
distributed in electronic format unless the legislative council, the principal secretary of the
senate, or the principal clerk of the house of representatives directs that paper copies be used.
Provides that any unused appropriations made for the purpose of printing and distributing
legislative documents shall be transferred by the director of legislative services to a nonreverting
fund. Requires state agencies that: (1) are required by law to produce an annual or other report
for the entire general assembly or for the legislative council or legislative services agency
(LSA); or (2) voluntarily produce a report for the entire general assembly or for the legislative
council or LSA; submit the report in electronic form instead of sending paper copies. Requires
the submitting agency to cause the report to be electronically mailed to each legislator and
posted on the Internet. Requires the LSA to periodically compile all of the reports received from
state agencies on a CD-ROM or other electronic medium for distribution to members of the
general assembly. Requires the LSA to prepare legislation for the 2003 regular session to make
conforming amendments to statutes that contain annual report requirements.
Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2002.
Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the House upon Engrossed House Amendments to Engrossed Senate Bill No. 506 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:
that the Senate recede from its dissent from all House amendments and
that the Senate now concur in all House amendments to the bill and that
the bill be further amended as follows:
general assembly, the legislative services agency, or the legislative council
(b) Notwithstanding any law, no funds appropriated to a public agency from the state treasury may be used to duplicate, print, distribute, or mail a report to the general assembly, the legislative services agency, or the legislative council in violation of this chapter.
Sec. 4. (a) A public agency shall submit all reports in an electronic format specified by the executive director of the legislative services agency. Unless otherwise specified in statute, the electronic copy shall be delivered to the executive director of the legislative services agency.
(b) An agency that submits a report under subsection (a) shall do the following:
(1) Post, or cause to be posted, a copy of the report on the Internet.
(2) Send a copy of the report to each member of the general assembly, using the member's senate or house of representatives electronic mail address.
(c) The legislative services agency shall periodically compile reports received under this chapter on a CD-ROM or other suitable storage medium and shall distribute copies of the CD-ROM or other medium to any member of the general assembly who requests a copy.
Senator FordRepresentative Dobis
Senator AlexaRepresentative Murphy
Senate Conferees House Conferees