Tuesday, July 14, 2009
A bill that would transfer governmental public notices from newspapers to the web is expected to come to vote today. House Bill 795 addresses changing technologies and would save the Commonwealth millions, says House Judiciary Committee Chair Tom Caltagirone. He says there's no reason the House shouldn't pass this and one very good reason they should. "It can mean a tremendous savings. We as a legislature through law, statutes we created, mandated advertising in newspapers for the last 200 to 300 years in this country. Times have changed," says Caltagirone. He says the savings would be in the millions of dollars. Caltagirone asserts that public access at libraries and bulletin-board postings at municipal centers would cover the gap of people who don't have the internet. He says the measure is common sense. "The newspapers themselves post a lot of information on their websites. What I don't understand is, where is it written that we're not going to make the transformation?" says Caltagirone.
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