August 31, 2006 By Gina M. Scott
The bill would go into effect July 1, 2008. If a driver is caught using a cell phone without a hands-free device, the first offense will cost $20 -- $50 for each subsequent offense.
The bill, SB 1613, introduced by Senator Joe Simitain of Palo Alto, will be on its way to the Governor's office where it is yet unclear whether or not he will sign it.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.