Legislature(2005 - 2006)BUTROVICH 205

03/15/2006 08:30 AM JUDICIARY

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Moved CSSB 206(JUD) Out of Committee
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 222(JUD) Out of Committee
           SB 222-PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION                                                                        
8:34:13 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR RALPH SEEKINS announced SB 222 to be up for consideration.                                                                
SENATOR GENE THERRIAULT moved version S as the working document                                                                 
before the committee.                                                                                                           
CHAIR SEEKINS objected for the purpose of explanation.                                                                          
SENATOR GRETCHEN GUESS explained the changes to the bill that                                                                   
were contained in version S:                                                                                                    
                 Changes in CSSB 222, Version S                                                                             
   1. Page  2, line  2: Notification of  breach only  to impacted                                                               
      persons not entire databases                                                                                              
   2. Page 2,  lines 12-13: Requires written  notification by law                                                               
      enforcement when they lift a delay on notification                                                                        
   3. Page  2,  line 24:  Deletes  section  45.48.070 on  Minimum                                                               
   4. Page  3, line 27:  Breach of security  includes acquisition                                                               
      or reasonable belief of acquisition                                                                                       
   5. Page  4, lines 7-21: Ensures  clarity in the  definition of                                                               
      "personal information" and include encrypted data when the                                                                
      encryption key has been accessed or acquired                                                                              
   6. Page  6,  lines  10  and 13-23:  Clarifies  that  insurance                                                               
      companies can hold an application as incomplete (or other                                                                 
      listed actions) when a security freeze is in place                                                                        
   7. Page  8,  line  19  and  page  9, line  23:  Clarifies  the                                                               
      language in the "Notice of Rights" outlined in section                                                                    
      45.48.170 to ensure consistency with the bill's effect                                                                    
   8. Page 10,  line 19: Deletes the  section previously numbered                                                               
      45.48.200 on Minimum Contacts                                                                                             
   9. Page  12, line  8: Clarifies  freeze exemptions  to include                                                               
      credit score if to a consumer at their request                                                                            
   10. Page 12, lines  14-18:  Improves clarity  and conforms  to                                                               
      California law in the "re-seller" exemption                                                                               
   11. Page 16, line 28-page 17, line 3: Clarifies that local law                                                               
      may authorize collection of Social Security numbers                                                                       
   12. Page 17,  lines 1-3:  Clarifies  that  state agencies  may                                                               
      adopt regulations to authorize collections of Social                                                                      
      Security numbers                                                                                                          
   13. Page 17, lines  4-8: Ensures state  of local  agencies can                                                               
      disclose SSN to another state, local, or federal                                                                          
      governmental agency when required to carry out the                                                                        
      agency's duties                                                                                                           
   14. Article 5, pages  17-20: Adds  government agencies  to the                                                               
      disposal of records section                                                                                               
8:43:22 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR SEEKINS removed his objection. Hearing no further                                                                         
objections, the committee adopted version S.                                                                                    
SENATOR  THERRIAULT explained  that the  issue of  state agencies                                                               
being liable remained  up for discussion and that  there would be                                                               
a fiscal  impact. However, he  stated, the sponsors  would rather                                                               
the fiscal discussion happen in the Senate Finance Committee.                                                                   
STEVE CLEARY,  Director of Alaska Public  Interest Research Group                                                               
(AkPIRG),  testified in  support of  SB 222.  He stated  that the                                                               
bill was  a great example  of bipartisan work in  the Legislature                                                               
and that it would benefit consumers in Alaska.                                                                                  
8:48:24 AM                                                                                                                    
ED SNIFFEN, Assistant Attorney General,  Department of Law (DOL),                                                               
testified that version S resolves  most of the concerns that have                                                               
been heard by  the different entities and  the public. Concerning                                                               
interagency  disclosure,  some   agencies  also  disclose  social                                                               
security  information   to  non-governmental  third   parties  in                                                               
certain  circumstances, such  as  the Alaska  Commission on  Post                                                               
Secondary  Education.  That  agency  is required  to  report  any                                                               
defaulted loans to credit agencies.                                                                                             
8:51:25 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  GUESS   informed  Mr.  Sniffen  that   she  and  Senator                                                               
Therriault were working on fixing that concern.                                                                                 
8:54:24 AM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR HOLLIS FRENCH  moved CSSB 222(JUD) out  of committee with                                                               
individual recommendations and attached  fiscal notes. Hearing no                                                               
objections, the motion carried.                                                                                                 

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