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 filed for 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
This table will soon include columns for
DIR Actions – High-level actions DIR is taking in implementing each bill.
State Agency Action Needed by DIR – Highlight on how DIR implementation affects state agencies, and the actions needed from state agencies as a result.
|HB 1605||Blanco||Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Information Resources regarding cybersecurity.|
|HB 1604||Blanco||Relating to an acknowledgement of vulnerabilities and risks in a state agency's information security plan.|
|HB 1048||Minjarez||Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.|
|HB 136||Bell||Relating to inclusion of career and technology education and workforce training in the mission of public education.|
|HB 587||Bohac||Relating to the creation of a technology applications course allotment under the foundation school program.|
|SB 532||Nelson||Relating to reports on and purchase of information technology by state agencies.|
relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.
relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website.
relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.
Contracting & Other Technology–Related Legislation and Legislation of Interest
|HB 1118 (SB 706)||Kacal||Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller.|
|HB 839||Ortega||Relating to the availability under the public information law of information contained in a bid or proposal after a contract is executed or awarded.|
|HB 793||Capriglione||Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law.|
|HB 792||Capriglione||Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.|
|HB 784||Zedler||Relating to attorney general approval of a state agency action for a declaratory judgment against another state agency.|
|HB 769||Davis, Yvonne||Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States.|
|HB 258||Anchia||Relating to a prohibition on the award of a state agency contract to a person in a state with laws allowing or requiring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.|
|HB 373||Hall||Relating to designating English as the official language of this state.|
|SB 533||Nelson||Relating to state agency contracting.|
|SB 408||Watson||Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law.|
|SB 407||Watson||Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.|
|SB 261||Zaffirini||Relating to the bulk purchase of information technology commodity items by the Department of Information Resources.|
Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
|SB 210||Kolkhorst||Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons.|
|SB 180||Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.|
Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.