STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
COMMITTEE ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
|Time:||04:11 PM to 04:20 PM|
|This Meeting was called to order by|
|Senator Shaffer B.|
|This Report was prepared by|
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
|Bills Addressed: ||Action Taken:|
|Legislative Sound System|
Legislative Print Shop
Legislative Information Services
04:11 PM -- Legislative Sound System
Mike Mauer, Director, Legislative Council Staff, provided an update on the state of the legislative sound system. He explained that the system needs to be replaced because it is being repaired weekly, the warranty does not cover repairs, and replacement parts are no longer available. The new system will have a web archive so that the audio can be retrieved easily. He noted that the new system can be paid for with the existing budget, but negotiations are not final yet. Speaker McNulty asked a follow-up question about the budget for the purchase.
04:13 PM -- Legislative Print Shop
Mr. Mauer discussed the bidding process for services under the state constitution and provided the legislative background of allowing the print shop to bid for print services. He recommended that the committee consider introducing legislation that removes the bidding language from state statute and replaces it with language that makes the legislative print shop the printer of last resort (Attachment A). President Shaffer asked why the legislative print shop cannot be the default printer when it is able to complete the job at the lowest cost. Mr. Mauer responded that there were issues in the past in crafting the correct language to use the print shop when its bid is the lowest. He noted that there was an issue with ensuring the fairness of the legislative print shop bid because it already owns all the necessary equipment for printing services. After committee discussion, Mr. Mauer recommended that the issue be tabled until he can look into that issue further and discuss it with Office of Legislative Legal Services.
04:18 PM -- Legislative Information Services
President Shaffer explained that the committee had previously considered a motion at its February meeting to move Legislative Information Services under the management of the Legislative Council Staff.
|BILL:||Legislative Information Services |
|TIME: || 04:19:02 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that Legislative Information Services be managed under Legislative Council Staff. The motion passed on a 5-0 vote, with one member excused. |
Not Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee adjourned.