WASHINGTON — A bill passing the House isn’t always news. If it’s lead sponsor is a freshman Republican in a Congress with large Democratic majorities, well, then it is.
Rep. Erik Paulsen got a bill on privacy notice requirements through today. A similar bill was introduced in 2007, but it died in committee. According to GovTrack, this is Paulsen’s second bill to formally clear the House.
“This bill will help reduce the burden and confusion of privacy notice requirements by providing an exemption from sending notices for those institutions that do not share non-public information with unaffiliated third parties or those who do not change their privacy policies at all,” Paulsen said.
The legislation was led on the Democratic side by Rep. Dennis Moore of Kansas, and Rep. Michele Bachmann is among the co-sponsors.
Paulsen’s full comments on the House floor can be seen below: