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Lawmakers kill Hawaii Internet tracking bill

By Associated Press


A controversial bill that would have required Internet service providers to track all their Hawaii customers' web use is dead.

House Bill 2288 was deferred last week by a state House committee. Its author, Rep. John Mizuno, doesn't want to see it resurface.
The measure mandated that ISPs must keep records of all subscriber data and Internet activity for at least two years. The bill received almost no support aside from law enforcement. It was tabled by committee members who opted to leave the legislation to Congress.
Mizuno issued a statement Tuesday saying he had reviewed thousands of emails and hundreds of phone calls on the matter. He recommended the bill be killed for 2012.
A Senate version of the legislation has not been scheduled for a hearing.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Please do not forget when its election time that Mizuno was the author and that others like Pine were supporting this terrible piece of legislation. If ya'all vote them back in then you must be cool with the fact that they produce garbage like this.
on January 31,2012 | 03:21PM
frontman wrote:
Finally a good choice......................its time to start voting some of these democrats out of office. When a majority of democrat voters work for the state, city or county it is no wonder they keep voting democrat. That is why the pensions are unfunded and the state is broke.
on January 31,2012 | 03:28PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
What a stupid idea! John Mizuno
on January 31,2012 | 08:45PM
localguy wrote:
Sad to see Rep. John Mizuno be so humiliated by his wilfull failure to do due diligence before proposing a bill. What was he thinking? Did he honestly think his bill had any chance of passing? It was dead on arrival. Now his political future is over, he knows it and will just fade away during the next election, knowing if he runs his failed bill will be his political death. it didn't have to be this way but this is typical of the Nei's bureaucrats, shooting from the hip, opening their mouth before engaging their brain. Would be nice if they would first check with the rest of the 50 states but no, they think they know it all. Ok John, time to go back to your regular working life, thank you for your time. Now just go away.
on January 31,2012 | 10:53PM
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