Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 13, 1969 · Page 14
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 14

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, October 13, 1969
Page 14
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Oct. 13, 1969 Pago 1-1 Computers Urged for Bill Draffs By GORDON G. GAUSS Associated Press Writer DENVER ( A P ) - A Colorado legislalive committee called Friday for use of computers to draft bills, beginning next January, and also recommended that an electronic voting machine be installed in (he House of Representatives as soon as possible. Tile committee, looking further ahead, recommended changes in a proposed constitutional amendment so that future legislatures could decide if they wanted to consider all topics al their even year sessions -- nol simply ones proposed by the governor. Day-Long Meet The Commillee on Legislative Procedures, headed by Sen Frank A. Kemp Jr., R-Denver voted for the changes during a day-long meeting at the Capilol Computerized bill drafting, the committee was told by James C. Wilson Jr., head of the legislative drafting office, could reduce the time lag between final passage of a bill and completion of the official copy which is sent to the governor for signature. Wilson nolcd t h a t it was 40 days after the windup of legislation last spring before all of the bills were ready for signature by Lt. Gov. Mark Hogan and Speaker John D. Vander hoof, the presiding officers of the two houses. Using the com puterized drafting system, he said, the job could have beei completed in a mailer of two or three hours. For the most par! computer.' already operated by Department of Administration can be used for the bill drafting, Wilson said.The chief purchases necessary, he said, would he some terminals which can he leased for only $200 monthly each. He said the computers will print bills at the rale of GOO lo 1,100 lines a minute. The bill drafting by computers is only a part step toward use of the computers which the legislature plans eventually. Wilson was directed to investigate a system used by Wisconsin with the view toward inaugurating it in 1S71. Members want it in operation before 1973 when the state plans In issue a new revision of slatules. Type for the several volumes could be set by computers. Demonstration Committee members saw a demonstration of Ihe electronic machine lo record members' voles on bills, then recommended to the Legislative Council that sucl) a system be placed into operation in the (iS-mcmber House as soon as possible. It told the council lo see a demonstration of a comparable machine put out by anolher company before deciding which one lo accept. Automatic voting will be considered for the 35-member Senate after it is tested in the House. Meanwhile, Ihe Senate will continue to use voice roll calls as in the past. Committee members said] there is some question whether: the new House voting system | can be put in operation next; year. Balloon Mark Quest Delayed To Oct. 17 EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. ( A P ) --The Great Balloon Ascension has been lemponrily grounded by a hurricane far away over the m i d - A t l a n t i c . The balloon flight scheduled lo lake off Friday morning from an oceanside pasture near hero; in an a t t e m p t to cross Ihe A l l a n - ; lie and land in France in the! longest manned balloon flight i n j history, was postponed Thurs-l day for one week. | Mark Scmich. who built the balloon at his Idaho plan! and is superintending preparations, for the [light, said the balloon, will not go up until Hie morning of Oct. 17 because of unfavorable weather conditions. Semich, the pilots, Kurt Run zi and James Stewart, and the promoters of the flight, actress. Pamela Farris Brown and hcr| husband. Rod Anderson had 1 gathered here lo prepare for' the take-off. I Announcing! NEW INSULATION SERVICE In Greeley Area ( Blowing and H a f t s A t t i c s and Fide W'.nlls Old and New HOIIFC-S M a k e your Home more comfortable. Free Estimates Call 352-1844 BEAUTIFUL CARPET YOU TO WORRY ABOUT! otiawk's fade-free r stain-free "HictoryHill" with solution-dyed Acrilan" acrylic carpet fiber pile won't bother it mark B Sun won't change the color B Loktuft polyproplene back lies flat A Mohawk carpet can take it--we know "Hickory Hill" can take living-room companj 1 -, family-room, patio sun wear better than any other. Mohawk gave it solution-dyed Acrilan® acrylic fiber pile. Solution dyed means color is part of the fiber--can't fade out, wash out or wear away. And it gives bright or quiet colors special beauty. The all new high-low pattern will revive every setting. "Hickory Hill" the no worry carpet. Come.see it today. Evsntnss Jill 8:30 (Except Saturdays Close at 6) Can be laid over cement Mildew proof Ideal for room sized rugs andit i beautiful If you've shopped you know this double-duty indoor/outdoor carpet is priced way below others! only SQ.YD. SHOP-AT-HOME Call us, we'll come with samples so you can compare colors at home. EASY CREDIT We're happy to help arrange the payments that suit your needs. . 2300 8ih Ave. Telephone 352-5441

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