III. STATE LAW ON ELECTRONIC RECORDS

Access to electronic records was a matter of hot debate in Nebraska for the several years. The State Library Commission contracted with a private entity to provide for electronic record access in 1995, without first seeking legislative approval. This move angered many senators, and during the 1996 legislative session, a bill was passed that created a committee charged with studying the entire area of access to electronic records. Various legislation has been proposed, and as of the 2000 session, the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill, L.B. 628, to deal specifically with electronic records. Because of the surrounding controversy, however, more legislation may continue to modify this area of the law.