Technology Legislation

Throughout the 86th Texas Legislative Session (2019), 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 DIR is tracking this 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 270
Israel
Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.​
HB 318
Howard​
​Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.
HB 350
Blanco

Relating to the composition of the cybersecurity council.

​HB 351
Blanco
​Relating to emergency management for cyber attacks against this state.

HB​ 1096
Capriglione​​Relating to the modernization of state agency information technology systems.
​HB 1283
Hernandez​
​Relating to the authority of the Department of Information Resources to provide telecommunications services through statewide technology centers.
HB 1352
Capriglione​
​Relating to requirements for vendors providing certain services involving computers to governmental entities.
HB 1421​
Israel
​Relating to cybersecurity of voter registration lists and other election-related documents, systems, and technology.
​HB 1784
Capriglione​​Relating to management and storage of state records and information.
HB 1788
​Longoria

​Relating to certain required reports received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.
​HB 2071
​Howard
​Relating to state agencies developing applications.
HB 2110
​Shaheen

Relating to state agency measurement and management of customer satisfaction.
​HB 2364
​Darby
​Relating to the applicability of information resources technology through statewide technology centers.

​HB 2459
​Capriglione
Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to information resources technology procurement by state agencies.

​HB 2884
​Miller
​Relating to statewide technology centers and cloud computing services.
​HB 3265
​Capriglione

​Relating to the execution capability readiness scoring of major information resources projects.
HB 3834Capriglione

Relating to the requirement that certain state and local government employees and state contractors complete a cybersecurity training program certified by the state cybersecurity coordinator.
​HB 3875
​Capriglione
​Relating to cloud compatibility of certain state agency information technology purchases.
​HB 4074
​Blanco

Relating to governmental entity commodity and telecommunications contracting and procurement.

HB 4214
​Capriglione
​Relating to matters concerning governmental entities, including cybersecurity, governmental efficiencies, information resources, and emergency planning.
​HB 4597
​Blanco

​Relating to cybersecurity of state agencies.

SB 64
NelsonRelating to cybersecurity for information resources.
SB 271
Watson​relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.​
​SB 819
​Nelson
​Relating to state agency electronic information and processes.
​SB 820
Nelson​​Relating to a requirement that a school district develop and maintain a cybersecurity framework.
​SB 1067
Nelson

​Relating to notice and approval of the assignment of vendor's rights under certain state agency contracts.
​SB 1632
​Lucio
​Relating to the authority of the Department of Information Resources to provide telecommunications services through statewide technology centers.
​SB 1727
​Buckingham
​Relating to improving communication with and service delivery by state agencies.
SB 1779
​Paxton

​Relating to security for state agency information and information technologies.
​SB 1785
​Zaffirini

​Relating to the composition of the cybersecurity council.
​SB 1953
​Zaffirini
​Relating to the execution capability readiness scoring of major information resources projects.
​SB 2383
Hughes

​Relating to statewide technology centers and cloud computing services.


 

Contracting & Other Technology–Related Legislation and Legislation of Interest

Bill Number

Author

Bill Subject

SB 65


Nelson

Relating to state contracting and procurement.

SB 127
Nelson

Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement.
SB 241
Nelson​Relating to certain required reports received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.