ASLCS Technology Committee Meeting Minutes

Professional Development Seminar
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 11, 2010 


Call to Order

The meeting of the Technology Committee was called to order by Maryann Horch, VA, Chair. 


The following members of the committee were present: (Check members present).  


Maryann Horch, Chair (VA)


Brad Hendrickson (WA)


Neva-Marie Parker, Vice-Chair (CA)


Crystaline Jones (AK)


Bonnie Alexander (ID)


Susan Kannarr (KS)


Stephen Arias (NM)


Amy Leach (CA)


Mick Bailey (WV)


Tara Perkinson (VA)


Melissa Bybee-Fields (KY)


Jeffrey Renk (WI)


Bernard Dean (WA)


Jim Schratz (AR)


Burney Durham (TN)


Scott Sloan (TN)


Polly Emerson (TX)


Tricia Vaughn (VA)


Lourdes Guerra (TX)


Peter Wattson (MN)

Other members/guests in attendance included David Byerman (NV), Mark Kaeppel (WI), Robert Haney (TX), and Lee Cassis (WV).

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Polly Emerson, seconded by Stephen Arias, the minutes of the last meeting held July 25, 2010, during the NCSL Legislative Summit, in Louisville, KY, were approved. 

Old Business

There was discussion of how the sessions sponsored by the Technology Committee during this Professional Development Seminar went well and were well received. 

New Business

There was discussion of the Technology Committee hosting a page on Facebook or elsewhere so that interested individuals could join and exchange ideas. However, it was noted that some states aren't allowed access to Facebook, and therefore a discussion ensued regarding such a page on Linkedin.  

Maryann Horch then suggested the Technology Committee conduct a survey of what technologies are used in the various chambers. Upon further discussion of possible questions, Susan Kannar related that perhaps such a survey could be conducted in conjunction with the survey performed by Inside the Legislative Process Committee, which has a good process to obtain a high response rate.  

Upon discussing possible topics for sessions at the 2011 Professional Development Seminar, David Byerman suggested a session regarding the policies and pitfalls of Facebook. Brad Hendrickson indicated that perhaps a session could cover the use of IPads and a session could showcase the "Expense Watch" system that Washington is using for travel and per diem. 


Upon a motion by Stephen Arias, seconded by Susan Kannar, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Crystaline Jones, AK, acting recorder