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AB-459 State government: Artificial Intelligence in State Government Services Commission: report.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/08/2019 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 08, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 25, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 459


Introduced by Assembly Member Kiley
(Principal coauthor: Senator Chang)

February 11, 2019


An act to add and repeal Section 11820.50 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 459, as amended, Kiley. State government: Artificial Intelligence in State Government Services Commission: report.
Existing law establishes within the Government Operations Agency the Department of Technology under the supervision of the Director of Technology, who also serves as the State Chief Information Officer. The department is generally responsible for the approval and oversight of information technology projects by, among other things, consulting with state agencies during initial project planning to ensure that project proposals are based on well-defined programmatic needs.
This bill would require the Artificial Intelligence in State Government Services Commission, which would be established if AB 976 of the 2018–19 Regular Session is enacted, to report to the Legislature on the commission’s recommended minimum standards for the use of artificial intelligence that includes specified information, including fostering accountability in state government services and prioritizing the safety and security of artificial intelligence technologies used by state government. The bill would make its operation contingent on the enactment of AB 976 of the 2018–19 Regular Session on or before January 1, 2020, and establishes the artificial intelligence commission described above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11820.50 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11820.50.
 (a) On or before November 1, 2020, the Artificial Intelligence in State Government Services Commission shall report to the Legislature on the commission’s recommended minimum standards for the use of artificial intelligence in state government. Those minimum standards shall include all of the following:
(1) Fostering accountability in state government services, including, but not limited to, the following:
(A) Human responsibility for the use and impact of artificial intelligence tools.
(B) An appeals process for decisions to use made by artificial intelligence tools.
(C) Recording and monitoring government use of artificial intelligence tools.
(D) Ensuring sufficient transparency and exlainability explainability of artificial intelligence tools used by state agencies.
(2) Prioritizing the safety and security of artificial intelligence technologies used by state agencies, including the following:
(A) Measuring the reliability and robustness of artificial intelligence tools.
(B) Minimizing the potential for misuse.
(3) Protecting the privacy of California residents.
(4) Establishing processes to monitor the impact of artificial intelligence technologies throughout California, including the following:
(A) Automation and labor displacement.
(B) Bias and discrimination.
(C) Effectiveness and accuracy.
(D) Unforeseen consequences.
(b) The report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.
(c) Pursuant to Section 10231.5, this section is repealed on November 1, 2024.

SEC. 2.

 This act shall become operative only if Assembly Bill 976 of the 2019–20 Regular Session is enacted and becomes effective on or before January 1, 2020, and establishes the Artificial Intelligence in State Government Services Commission.