I'm live at the blogger deal at the Capitol. To view online, click here.
1608: After everyone introduced ourselves, Senator Urqhart introduced SB 208 that will allow legal notices on state web site.
1616: There would be a nominal fee to publish the legal notice. The actual cost of the fee is unknown at this time.
1617: The requirement of an online notice would be anywhere a legal notice is required in the current law.
1618: Currently, hundreds of thousands of dollars (possibly low 7 figures) is spent on legal notices.
1619: No feedback yet from newspaper publishers.
1620: archives.utah.gov is likely where the legal notices will be published.
1621: database of notices will be searchable (location, type, etc)
1628: ethan at slcspin asked if this was an anti-media bill. the answer (from the senator) is that it's a pro-consumer bill. not governments job to prop up a industry.
1632: implementation will be in 2010 so that any tweaks that come from the technology can be rectified in annother session.
1634: JMBell texted in to ask Ethan why, since he's no longer a real blogger, he's hogging all the questions. (Ethan asked 3, everyone else asked one. While I liked JM's point, Ethan didn't exactly hog out time.)
1637: Sen Neiderhauser speaking on transparency moves by the state government.