California Year 2000 Bill finally clears - watered down, but something...greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Interesting read - watered down a lot from the original bill, and a bit late in the game, but at least they're finally doing something...
Interested in hearing other Californians take on this.
-- C (email@example.com), October 14, 1999
FYI - here is a taste of what this Bill involves:
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SEC. 3. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act:
(a) That state employees who are working on Year 2000 Problem projects are able to work on those projects through the end of calendar year 1999 without losing earned vacation.
(b) To remove, when appropriate, state-administered networks that are not crucial to Year 2000 Problem remediation, compliance, contingency, or business continuity plan implementation, or public safety or health from the Internet and other public information arenas on the evening of December 31, 1999, and the morning of January 1, 2000.
(c) To give the Governor and the Office of Emergency Services the capability to respond adequately to the potential impacts of the Year 2000 Problem.
(d) To make every effort to have all valid claims made against the state paid promptly and accurately, without prejudice, to all Medi-Cal providers and recipients, nonprofit corporations, small businesses, and other business partners regardless of the potential for Year 2000 Problem failures.
(e) That, in providing for an integrated and effective procedure to combat potential complications resulting from the Year 2000 Problem, the Office of Emergency Services serves as the lead agency to direct strategy to ameliorate the effects of any Year 2000 Problem event and coordinate the implementation of continuity plans for business and event response actions pursuant to Executive Order D-3-99.
(f) That the residents of this state are provided with information that encourages the promotion of reasonable precautions and preparations that individuals should take before January 1, 2000.
(g) That reasonable precautions taken by residents in anticipation of the Year 2000 Problem reflect those that are recommended in preparation for a large winter storm, earthquake, or other major events, and, in addition, reflect the recommendations of the President's Council on Year 2000 Preparedness that individuals may wish to maintain an adequate supply of prescription medicine.
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I am a bit curious what the following means:
coordinate the implementation of continuity plans for business and event response actions pursuant to Executive Order D-3-99.
-- G (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1999.
"THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the Year 2000 Problem Good Government Omnibus Act of 1999. SEC. 2. The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) The Year 2000 Problem poses a substantial risk to the welfare of the residents, businesses, and State of California. (b) Due to the risks surrounding the complex nature of the Year 2000 Problem, it is necessary for the state to recognize fully the potential political and social climate that may result from resource shortages and potential disruptions to the lives of California residents and to the course of normal trade and commerce within the State of California and with its business partners. (c) Due to the time sensitive nature of the Year 2000 Problem, the state must initiate an aggressive and prudent preparation period with the express intent of minimizing any potential risk exposure to the state associated with the Year 2000 Problem. (d) The risks facing the state associated with the Year 2000 Problem include, but are not limited to, the failure of systems that may disrupt the state's ability to conduct business or provide services to the residents of the state. (e) Identification and remediation of the Year 2000 Problem is the top priority information technology project for the state as specified by executive order of the Governor. (f) The citizens of this state will be making many personal prudent preparation decisions regarding the way they will address the millennium change and the Year 2000 Problem. In doing so, they have a right to be presented with accurate information and leadership at a statewide level regarding the possible effects of the Year 2000 Problem and the precautions that should be taken."
"accurate information & leadership"? Wonder where that's going to come from?
-- C (email@example.com), October 14, 1999.
link to Executive Order D-3-99 - sorry, you'll have to cut & paste :)
-- C (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1999.
Just can't read anymore today!
Will pay attention tomorrow. There was a thread about this with some comparative details about a couple months. Where o where did it go?
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), October 14, 1999.