This pages contains information on the following areas -
As of June 21, 1999, There are some 14 bills relating to the Y2K situation in various stages of consideration by the Federal House and Senate. These are -
To locate the current status and specifics of each bill, go to the Thomas site (see below) and enter a search for the particular bill number.
As of June 21, 1999, the Colorado legislature has House Bill 99-1295 before it to address the Y2K situation in Colorado; to locate the current status and text of the bill, go to the Colorado Legislative site (see Below) and search for "99-1295."
As of February 20, 1999, the Colorado Senate has passed a bill to provide protection for consumers affected by the Y2K problem. The bill, by Terry Phillips, is number SB170. The bill must still be considered by the House. See the web site below for detailed information and status on the bill.
A bill, HB99-1136, has been introduced in the Colorado House by Ron Tupa to address possible consequences of the Y2K problem.
The summary of this bill is -"Extends the "Governmental Immunity Act" to cover all claims against a public entity for injury arising from the failure of electronic computing devices to correctly interpret, produce, calculate, compute, generate, or account for a date that is compatible with the year 2000 date change. Defines the term 'electronic computing device'."
A bill, HB99-1295, has been introduced in the Colorado House by Mr. Blickendorf to address the Y2K problem.
The summary of this bill is -"Establishes the "Year 2000 Liability Act of 1999". Applies to civil actions for damages arising from the year 2000 date change of an electronic computing device. Defines the term "electronic computing device". Defines the term "year 2000 failure" as the failure of an electronic computing device to correctly interpret, produce, calculate, compute, generate, compare, account for, process, or sequence a date that is compatible with the year 2000 date change. Limits liability in such actions to actual damages. Limits liability to customers and persons who are in privity of contract with the defendant. Establishes an affirmative defense for any business, or any director, officer, or employee of such business, who makes reasonable efforts to identify the potential for a year 2000 failure and who attempts to correct or otherwise avert such failures."
A report has been released by the United States Senate about Y2K readiness in America -Senate Report on Y2K Readiness; http://y2k.senate.gov/
Check the BCN/Y2K World Wide Web Links page, State of Colorado Y2K Activities section, and the Federal Y2K Activities section, to check on the Year 2000 plans for various State and federal agencies.