Limited online notice legislation passes Senate committee

Posted on January 29, 2013 by Dene Westbrook

This afternoon the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed Senate Bills 7 and 8, bills that would allow publication on a newspaper’s website if there were not other options available to the local unit of government.

While the League is neutral on this legislation, we continue to push for a larger conversation that would allow legal notices to be published online – not just on a paper’s website. As newspapers continue to stop publishing print copies, we need to give local units of government additional options.

In addition local units must pay to publish in newspapers, which is not the most cost effective or efficient way to publish notices.

The bills will now go to the full Senate for consideration.

Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 and by email at [email protected].

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