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AB-2087 State government operations: technology modernization.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/02/2018 02:00 PM

Amended  IN  Senate  July 02, 2018


Assembly Bill No. 2087

Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Mathis and Patterson)
(Coauthor: Senator Bates)

February 07, 2018

An act to add Chapter 27 (commencing with Section 7588) to Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, relating to state government operations.


AB 2087, as amended, Waldron. State government operations: technology modernization.
Existing law establishes the Department of Technology within the Government Operations Agency, under the supervision of the Director of Technology. Existing law requires state agencies, as defined, as required by the director, to cooperate with the department in the development of an annual information technology strategic plan that guides the acquisition, management, and use of information technology. Existing law gives state agencies and entities various other responsibilities relating to their use of technology, including submission of a report on actual and projected costs of information technology, telecommunications, and information security, and development of a plan to leverage cost-effective strategies to reduce the total amount of energy utilized by information technology and telecommunications equipment, as provided.
This bill would require each state agency, as defined, including the Legislature, agency, not later than January 1, 2020, to to, in consultation with the Department of Technology, establish modernization goals that will achieve specified objectives. The bill would require those goals to include, but not be limited to, goals for modernization of the agency’s information technology system and for usage of technologies that will improve the efficiency of the agency. The bill would require an agency, upon establishing those goals, to create an implementation and cost assessment plan for achieving them. The bill would define “state agency” for these purposes to include the Legislature.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Chapter 27 (commencing with Section 7588) is added to Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, to read:
CHAPTER  27. Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2018

 (a) This chapter 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 chapter are as follows:
(1) To create flexible, family friendly workplaces.
(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.

 For purposes of this chapter, “state agency” means every state office, department, division, bureau, board, and commission, and the Legislature.

 (a) Not later than January 1, 2020, each state agency shall shall, in consultation with the Department of Technology, establish modernization goals that will achieve one or more of the objectives set forth in Section 7588, including, bu