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Summary: HB 3750 would require a business, non-profit, local government or government agency to delete information stored on a copy machine before the entity ended the lease of the machine. If the business, non-profit, local government or government agency did not delete the information, this legislation would require a fine for each violation of $10,000.
Updated Analysis: Due to an amendment that has been adopted which would reduce the penalty to $1000, limit the requirement to destroy records to those entities with personal identifying information or financial records on the machine, and require the comptroller to include notice of the law in its e-newsletter, we are revising our position to neutral. We continue to view this as an expansion of government that places new regulations on private business, however that regulation and the lower penalty created by the amendment are balanced by the protection of people's personal information (which can be viewed as personal property) that is stored on the machine. Due to the conflict between limited government and personal property rights, we are neutral on this legislation.