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AB-211 Department of Motor Vehicles: Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2018.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 1686 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

 (a) This section shall be known, and may be cited, as the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2018.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(1) Technology is constantly advancing and changing the ways in which the working world operates.
(2) In most organizations, it is necessary to have the latest technologies to achieve the level of productivity required to meet the demands of a modern, fast-paced working environment.
(3) California’s state government has fallen behind on the incorporation of technology into its daily operations and cannot take advantage of the many benefits that derive from modernization of the workplace.
(c) The objectives of this section are as follows:
(1) To create a flexible, family friendly workplace.
(2) To establish efficient and streamlined processes.
(3) To achieve cost savings.
(4) To reduce carbon emissions.
(5) To enhance the transparency of public information.
(6) To increase cybersecurity.
(7) To encourage the use of cloud computing and other innovative platforms and technologies.
(d) Not later than January 1, 2020, the department shall, in consultation with the Department of Technology, establish modernization goals that will achieve one or more of the objectives set forth in subdivision (c), including, but not limited to, goals for the following:
(1) Modernization of the department’s information technology system.
(2) Usage of technologies that will improve the efficiency of the department.
(e) Upon establishment of modernization goals pursuant to subdivision (d), the department shall create an implementation and cost assessment plan for achieving those goals. On or before January 1, 2020, the department shall provide the implementation and cost assessment plan to the Legislature and post that implementation and cost assessment plan on the department’s Internet Web site.