Technology Legislation

Throughout the 85th Texas Legislative Session (2017), DIR tracks technology-related legislation, some with directives specific to DIR and some with broad implications to the state in general. You may view complete information about each bill at the Texas Legislature Online.

Below are the bills that passed the 85th Legislative Session.

For additional information on any legislation or about participating in a workgroup for a bill that includes stakeholder engagement, please contact.

Robert Armstrong, Director of Governmental Relations
(512) 936-9851  |  robert.armstrong@dir.texas.gov

Technology Legislation

Bill Number

Author

Bill Caption

HB 1861
Elkins
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to a computer security incident.
HB 9
Capriglione
Relating to cybercrime; creating criminal offenses.
HB 8
Capriglione
Relating to cybersecurity for state agency information resources.
SB 1910
Zaffirini
Relating to state agency information security plans, information technology employees, and online and mobile applications
SB 532
NelsonRelating to reports on and purchase of information technology by state agencies.
Nelson
Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website.


 

Contracting & Other Technology–Related Legislation and Legislation of Interest

Bill Number

Author

Bill Subject

HB 3275
CapriglioneRelating to the monitoring of major information resources projects by the Department of Information Resources.
SB 533
NelsonRelating to state agency contracting.
SB 255
ZaffiriniRelating to training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees.
​SB 261
​Zaffirini
​Relating to the bulk purchase of information technology commodity items by the Department of Information Resources.
SB 1
Nelson
General Appropriations Bill