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 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  |  robert.armstrong@dir.texas.gov

Technology Legislation

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.

Bill Number

Author

Bill Caption

​HB 3274
​Capriglione
​Relating to the creation of a chief innovation and technology officer position in the office of the governor.
HB 2667​
Lucio III​
​Relating to the provision of telecommunications services through statewide technology centers.
HB 1898
Uresti​​Relating to a study on state agency digital data storage and records management practices and associated state costs.
​HB 1889
Shaheen​​Relating to an interim study conducted by the Department of Information Resources on opportunities and strategies to reduce the state's volume of paper transactions.
HB 1861
Elkins​
​Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to a computer security incident.
​HB 1842
​Giddings
​Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.
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 1467
​Capriglione
​Relating to reports on and purchase of information technology by state agencies.
HB 1452
​Blanco
​Relating to a study regarding cyber attacks on election infrastructure.
​HB 1237
​Lucio III
​Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.
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.​
HB 80​
Alvarado​​Relating to electronic voter registration.
​HB 9
Capriglione​
​Relating to cybercrime; creating criminal offenses.
​HB 8
Capriglione​
​Relating to cybersecurity for state agency information resources.
​SB 1020
​Taylor, Van
​Relating to cybercrime; creating criminal offenses.
SB 532
Nelson​Relating to reports on and purchase of information technology by state agencies.​
Huffines
Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.
Nelson​
Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website.​

Zaffirini​
Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.​
​SB 22
​Taylor, Larry
​Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.


 

Contracting & Other Technology–Related Legislation and Legislation of Interest

Bill Number

Author

Bill Subject

​HB 3275
Capriglione​​Relating to the monitoring of major information resources projects by the Department of Information Resources.
​HB 1943
​Shaheen
​Relating to the review and oversight of state agency contracts.
​HB 1851
​Shaheen
​Relating to the reporting of certain state agency contract information and the posting of that information on the Internet.
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.​
​HB 20
Capriglione​
​Relating to the review, oversight, and reporting of certain state agency contracts.
HB 18
​Capriglione
​Relating to contract procurement, management, auditing, oversight, and evaluation of state agencies.
​HB 1
Zerwas​​General Appropriations Bill
SB 845
Huffines​
​Relating to an occupational licensing database.
​SB 706
​Birdwell
​Relating to the abolishment of the State Council on Competitive Government and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller.
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.​
​SB 255
Zaffirini​​Relating to training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees.
SB 254
Schwertner​
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
Menéndez
Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.​
SB 134
Creighton

Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.
SB 23
Schwertner ​
Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.​
​SB 1
​Nelson
​General Appropriations Bill