Hearing held for A.I. Taskforce legislation

Jan 11, 2024
Written by WR Communications


In the ever-evolving realm of artificial intelligence (A.I.), WR has been closely following and participating in discussions on each of the key pieces of A.I. legislation introduced during the 2024 session.

At the request of the Attorney General, companion bills SB 5838/ HB 1934 are being run in the House and Senate. From the outset, the A.I. task force recognized the retail sector as a crucial contributing member. WR appreciates the inclusion in the task force and believes the retail perspective will be valuable to shaping business-friendly legislation that does not stifle emerging technology.

There are some concerns with the bill as drafted, including the short timeframe of the task force and the lack of equitable industry participants. In collaboration with other business associations, WR sent a joint letter to the prime sponsors expressing concerns and providing recommended changes.

In addition to the letter, Crystal Leatherman, WR Government Affairs manager testified in the Senate Environment, Energy, & Technology Committee hearing on Wednesday, January 10, to share concerns and the desire to continue to collaborate on this very important issue.


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