ASLCS Technology Committee Meeting Minutes

NCSL Legislative Summit

Louisville, KY

July 25, 2010


Call to Order

The meeting of the Technology Committee was called to order by Burney Durham, TN, Co-Chair.


The following members of the committee were present:


Russell Humphrey (TN), Co-Chair


Brad Hendrickson (WA)


Burney Durham (TN), Co-Chair


Joel Kintsel (OK)


Maryann Horch (VA), Vice-Chair


Dana Miller (MO)


Bonnie Alexander (ID)


Melanie Reekes (VA)


Stephen Arias (NM)


Jeffrey Renk (WI)


Matthew Baker (NV)


Philip Twogood (FL)


Michael Burkhart (WV)


Susan Whitford (NV)


Lee Cassis (WV)


Alan Whittington (TN)


Bernard Dean (WA)


Maureen Wilson (UT)


Jane Gill (NV)


Paul Ziriax (OK)


Other members/guests in attendance included Scott Kaiser (IL), Pat Harris (AL), Dowe Littleton (AL), Robert Haney (TX), and Polly Emerson (TX).

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Scott Kaiser, IL, seconded by Polly Emerson, TX, the minutes of the last meeting held April 10, 2010, during the Spring Meeting in New York, NY, were approved.

Old Business

Scott Kaiser (IL) – Chair of Program Development, started the discussion with updates on the Technology session for the Fall Professional Development Session in Milwaukee. Half of the Technology concurrent will be Tennessee presenting their new technologies. Scott also mentioned that George Bishop (VA) will moderate.

Scott continued with the 2nd part of the Technology concurrent, consisting of Wisconsin and their technologies. They will present an overview of the Committee Clerk area and how they have automated their processes.

New Business

There was discussion on the “Greening of Technology” session and the idea of having another perspective (Protecting the Legislative Record). There was a brief discussion on what each the Chambers see as the official record with several responding the Hard Copy (verses any Electronic Copy). 

Scott was going to check out the session Protecting the Legislative Record in the Digital Age (Robert Horton, Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota) to see about the possibility of having him come speak the group.


Upon a motion by Robert Haney, seconded by Steve Arias, the meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,

Maryann Horch (VA), Vice Chair