Technology Legislation

DIR tracks technology-related legislation, including bills with directives specific to DIR and bills that impact the state in general. Complete information about each bill is available at the Texas Legislature Online.

Technology and Cybersecurity Bills

Bill Number Author Caption
HB 4 Capriglione Relating to the regulation of the collection, use, processing, and treatment of consumers' personal data by certain business entities; imposing a civil penalty.
HB 18 Slawson Relating to the protection of minors from harmful, deceptive, or unfair trade practices in connection with the use of certain digital services.
HB 584 Capriglione Relating to the development of a state information technology credential offered by public junior colleges to address shortages in the state information resources workforce.
HB 2060 Capriglione Relating to the creation of the artificial intelligence advisory council.
HB 2453 Guillen Relating to the issuance of digital licenses by a licensing agency.
HB 3730 Wilson Relating to the directory of users of the centralized telephone service for entities in the capitol complex.
SB 271 Johnson Relating to state agency and local government security incident procedures.
SB 621 Parker Relating to the position of chief information security officer in the Department of information resources.
SB 768 Johnson Relating to the process for notifying the attorney general of a breach of security of computerized data by persons doing business in this state.

Government Contracting, Procurement, and HUB Bills

Bill Number Author Caption
HB 1817 Capriglione Relating to the validity of a contract for which a disclosure of interested parties is required.
HB 3013 Slawson Relating to exempting certain contracts from procurement notice requirements.
HB 4553 Longoria Relating to the eligibility of certain entities for services and commodity items provided by the Department of Information Resources and statewide technology centers.
SB 1893 Birdwell Relating to prohibiting the use of certain social media applications and services on devices owned or leased by governmental entities.

Texas Data Privacy and Security Act Public Portal

In 2023, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 4, enacting the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (“the Act”).  Effective July 1, 2024, the Act regulates the collection, use, processing, and treatment of consumers’ personal data by certain business entities. This bill requires DIR to create an online portal for members of the public to provide feedback and recommend changes to the Act.