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98-S2392 on Jul 30, 1998

Decided Oct 19, 1998
Bill Sponsorship: the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 32 Senators and 11 Reps
An act to encourage the disclosure and exchange of information about computer processing problems, solutions, test practices and test results, and related matters in connection with the transition to the year 2000.

Provides that no Year 2000 (Y2K problem) readiness disclosure (a statement concerning Year 2000 computer compliance information) shall be admissible in any civil action arising under Federal or State law against the maker of the disclosure to prove the accuracy or truth of any year 2000 statement in such disclosure, except: (1) as the basis for a claim for anticipatory breach or repudiation or a similar claim against the maker; and (2) when a court determines that the maker's disclosure amounts to bad faith or fraud or is otherwise unreasonable.

Corresponding House bill is H.R.4455. Became Public Law No: 105-271.

  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 98-S2392

Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s1oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Pat Moynihan s1oNY Democratic Senator (Former) 
Charles Robb s1oVA Democratic Senator (Former) 
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 

Republicans participating in 98-S2392

Robert Bennett s1iUT Former Republican Senator 
Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boehner s1oOhio Republican 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Christopher Cox s1oCalifornia Republican 
David Dreier s1iCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Robert Ehrlich s1oMaryland Republican 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Lauch Faircloth s1oNC Republican Senator (Former) 
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia Republican 
J.D. Hayworth s1oArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Asa Hutchinson s1oAR Republican Gubernatorial Challenger 
Tom Latham s1oIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Livingston s1oLouisiana Republican Former (1994-) 
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Jack Metcalf s1oWashington Republican 
Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
Jim Ramstad s1oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
James Rogan s1oCalifornia Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1oCalifornia Republican 
Marge Roukema s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Ed Royce s1oCalifornia Republican 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
Gordon Harold Smith s1oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Gerald Solomon s1oNew York Republican Former (1994-) 
Zach Wamp s1oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 

Independents participating in 98-S2392

Tom Campbell s1oCA 2010 Republican Challenger (lost primary) 
Virgil Goode s1oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 
Chris John s1oLA 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 11
Republicans: 28
Independents: 3

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