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Van Hollen Urges Support for E-Signature Bill That Would Make Public Safety Tax Dollars Go Further

 

MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen testified today in front of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing in support of Senate Bill 467.  Otherwise known as the "e-signature bill," this legislation, if enacted, would allow law enforcement to file complaints via electronic means with an electronic signature. 

 

"At law enforcement roundtables I held around the state, I repeatedly heard law enforcement officials' desire to find ways to eliminate unnecessary tasks and maximize officer time on the streets," said Van Hollen.  "This legislation is a direct result of those meetings.  It's time we adapt our law to modern technology and allow public tax dollars to do more work."

 

A copy of Attorney General Van Hollen's recent guest column on the issue.

 

A copy of Attorney General Van Hollen's testimony can be found here:

 

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