Y2k Consumer Protection Law: Where is it?

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As most of you know, President Clinton signed into law today the Y2K Lawsuit Bill.

At the Senate Hearing on Y2k Community Preparedness on May 25, 1999, I clearly remember Senator Dodd stating he would look into the possibility of a law protecting consumers. Paloma O'Riley was the one who brought this to his attention.

Anybody know anything about that? Any Dodd constituents on this forum who might make a well placed phone call?


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), July 20, 1999


I can't imagine there will be an additional law. The "Y2K Act" was held up for some time until Clinton was convinced there was enough consumer protection (as it turns out, very little except for personal injury or wrongful death). I think it represents as much compromise as will happen.

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), July 20, 1999.

Guess it's up to concerned parties to lobby at the State level then. We'll see.


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), July 20, 1999.

Again, the little guy dare not take any y2k oriented devastation to task, but he is required to pay for that same loss through taxation.

The ultimate screw.

-- OR (orwelliator@biosys.net), July 22, 1999.

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