November 14, 2018

HB 13-1079: Creation of the Joint Technology Committee in the House and Senate

On January 14, 2013, Rep. Max Tyler and Sen. Linda Newell introduced HB 13-1079 – Concerning the Creation of the Joint Technology Committee of the Senate and House of RepresentativesThis summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill creates the joint technology committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, which functions during legislative session and during the interim.

The joint technology committee will have oversight over and may review:

  • The office of information technology;
  • The chief information security officer and his or her duties related to information security;
  • Any telecommunications coordination within state government that the chief information officer performs pursuant to state law;
  • The general government computer center;
  • The government data advisory board and any of its subcommittees;
  • The actions of the statewide internet portal authority;
  • Any information technology purchased or implemented by a state agency that is not being managed through the office of information technology;
  • Any information technology that a state agency has purchased or implemented that does not follow the standards as set by the office of information technology;
  • Any information technology that a state agency has purchased or implemented that will have the same function as information technology that the office of information technology has already created, purchased, or implemented.

The bill also requires the legislative and judicial department, the department of law, the department of state, and the department of the treasury to each submit a written report to the committee that details all information technology that such department purchased or implemented. Assigned to the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee and is scheduled for committee review on Wednesday, February 20 upon morning adjournment.

Since this summary, the House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee amended the bill and sent it to the Appropriations Committee.

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