[Pdx-pm] Open Source Bill Update
dpool at hevanet.com
Wed Jun 11 18:23:29 CDT 2003
I guess I overstated the case earlier. SB 589 isn't yet the Open Source
Bill because it hasn't been amended and passed out of the Senate
committee. The word is that the votes probably aren't there to pull it
out of committee. On Monday night I questioned the panel of 16
legislators at Grant HS about the bill and none of them were aware of
the move to get SB 589 amended with the HB 2892 contents.
SB 589 is currently in the Transportation and Economic Development
Committee. The Chair, Rick Metzger is supportive of this bill, but we
need the support of Sen. Ryan Deckert and either Bruce Starr or David
Nelson to move it out of Committee.
Also, to quote a Democratic Representative: "Karen Minnis is God" (ie if
she wants to kill it she will).
Nevertheless, the legislators were supportive and said our efforts on HB
2892 were noticed and it raised the visibility. They encouraged us to
e-mail the Senate. Frankly, I was surprised and disappointed that the
Senate was oblivious to our attempts there.
If you haven't e-mailed some Senators, now would be the best time to do
so. They're all listed here:
ps Pardon the cross posts - this is probably the last of em from me for
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