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                         SENATE BILL 5332



State of Washington      55th Legislature     1997 Regular Session


By Senators Finkbeiner, Strannigan, Schow and Benton


Read first time 01/23/97.  Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.


Prohibiting the department of information services from spending funds for multimedia kiosks for the Washington information network.

    AN ACT Relating to multimedia kiosks of the Washington information network; amending RCW 43.105.290; adding a new section to chapter 43.105 RCW; repealing 1995 2nd sp.s. c 16 s 166 (uncodified); and declaring an emergency.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 43.105 RCW to read as follows:

    The department of information services shall not expend any funds for the acquisition, installation, or operation of multimedia kiosks for the Washington information network.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  1995 2nd sp.s. c 16 s 166 (uncodified) is repealed.


    Sec. 3.  RCW 43.105.290 and 1996 c 171 s 13 are each amended to read as follows:

    The state library, with the assistance of the department of information services and the state archives, shall establish a pilot project to design and test an electronic information locator system, allowing members of the public to locate and access electronic public records.  In designing the system, the following factors shall be considered:  (1) Ease of operation by citizens; (2) access through multiple technologies, such as direct dial and toll-free numbers((, kiosks,)) and the internet; (3) compatibility with private on-line services; and (4) capability of expanding the electronic public records included in the system.  The pilot project may restrict the type and quality of electronic public records that are included in the system to test the feasibility of making electronic public records and information widely available to the public.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.  This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately.


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