Suggested State Legislation

This Act requires the commissioner of education to adopt a list of electronic textbooks and instructional material, including tools, models, and investigative materials designed for use in the foundation curriculum for science in kindergarten through grade five, and it authorizes a school district to select a textbook or material on that list to be funded by the state textbook fund.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, over the past year, state policymakers have focused on the activities and behaviors motorists engage in while operating a motor vehicle, especially with respect to distracted driving. State policy approaches to driver distraction must be driven by well-grounded science.

In 2005, the Uniform Law Commissioners promulgated the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act (UDMSA). It provides the states with a comprehensive Act governing these services that will mean national administration of debt counseling and management in a fair and effective way. UDMSA may be divided into three basic parts: registration of services, service-debtor agreements, and enforcement.

This Act directs the state bureau of emergency medical services to work with federal, state, and local agencies to encourage people to complete courses about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and using Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). It permits a person to administer CPR or use an AED without a license or certificate or training to do so on someone reasonably believed to be in sudden cardiac arrest. The bill provides immunity from civil liability for certain acts or omissions relating to administering CPR or using an AED unless the actions constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct.

This Act authorizes intercepting electronic communications of suspected computer trespassers under certain conditions. It defines "computer trespasser" as "a person who accesses a computer or any other device with Internet capability without authorization and thus has no reasonable expectation of privacy in any communication transmitted to, through, or from the computer or other device."