RFID bill back – 11th hour “gut & amend”

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Sept. 2, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 682 (Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto) which would have put a three-year ban on the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for certain government functions was previously held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, effectively killing the proposal for this year.

However, it was revived on the Assembly Floor today, September 2, with only five working days left before adjournment, SB 768 (Simitian) was gutted of previous contents and replaced with the most recent language of SB 682. CMTA opposed the first version that was killed for the year, and we will oppose this last minute end run embodied in SB 768. The newly amended language should appear early next week in SB 768.

It is important that this bill get referred back to the appropriate policy committees for public hearing before any potential floor vote next week.

SB 768 is the vehicle to watch now.
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