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.

 

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Last Updated: 09-15-2021

Information about technology, cybersecurity, and contracts related legislation from the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session.

Cybersecurity and Technology Legislation

Bill Number Author Bill Subject
​HB 1118 ​Capriglione ​Relating to state agency and local government compliance with cybersecurity training requirements. Effective immediately
​HB 1576 Parker/Paxton Relating to the creation of a work group on blockchain matters concerning this state. Effective September 1
HB 3130 ​Capriglione/Paxton ​Relating to state agency contracts for Internet application development. Effective September 1.
​HB 4018 ​Capriglione ​Relating to the creation of the technology improvement and modernization account and the permissible uses of money in the account.. Effective immediately.
​SB 475 ​Nelson Relating to state agency and local government information security, including establishment of the state risk and authorization management program and the Texas volunteer incident response team; authorizing fees.Effective immediately except Section 10 takes effect September 1.
SB 538 Blanco/Longoria ​Relating to the composition of the cybersecurity council. Effective September 1.
SB 851 Blanco/Dominguez Relating to the composition of the cybersecurity council. Effective September 1.
SB 1267 West/Lozano Relating to continuing education and training requirements for educators and other school district personnel. Effective immediately.
​SB 1696 ​Paxton/wilson ​Relating to establishing a system for the sharing of information regarding cyber attacks or other cybersecurity incidents occurring in schools in this state. Effective September 1

 

Contracting and Other Technology–Related Legislation and Legislation of Interest

Bill Number Author Bill Subject
HB 362 Sherman/West Relating to the authority of a county to require electronic bids or proposals for competitive bidding. Effective immediately.
SB 13 Birdwell/ King Relating to contracts with and investments in companies that boycott certain energy companies. Effective immediately.
SB 19 Schwertner/Capriglione Relating to purchasing of cloud computing services by a political subdivision. Effective immediately.
SB 58 Zaffirini/Turner, John Relating to purchasing of cloud computing services by a political subdivision. Effective immediately.
SB 220 Zaffirini/Smithee Relating to notice and reporting requirements for vendor rebates under a contract listed on a multiple award contract schedule. Effective September 1
SB 799 Nelson Relating to contracting procedures and requirements for governmental entities.