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AB-1560 Surplus state property: computer equipment.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1560


Introduced by Assembly Member Daly

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 10389.2 of the Public Contracting Code, relating to surplus state property.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1560, as introduced, Daly. Surplus state property: computer equipment.
Existing law prescribes requirements for the policies and procedures of the Department of General Services regarding the disposition of state surplus computers, monitors, and related computer equipment, including that they further the state policy of bridging the digital divide, as specified.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change in these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 10389.2 of the Public Contract Code is amended to read:

10389.2.
 (a) The department’s policies and procedures regarding the disposition of state surplus computers, laptops, monitors, and related computer equipment shall do all of accomplish the following:
(1) Facilitate the disposition of state surplus computers to further the state policy of bridging the digital divide, as described in subdivision (d) of Section 709 of the Public Utilities Code.
(2) Authorize nonprofit entities that, in partnership with a school district, operate a public computer center to further the state policy of bridging the digital divide, as described in subdivision (d) of Section 709 of the Public Utilities Code, to be eligible for receipt of state surplus computers under Section 10389.1 and through approved disposition directly from a state agency.
(3) Include a procedure enabling state agencies with surplus computers to ascertain whether the nonprofit entities described in paragraph (2) are interested in receiving those surplus computers. The procedure shall include a preference for nonprofit entities within the same geographic region as the state agency in order to minimize transportation and disposition costs.
(4) Require that state agency documentation of the disposition of surplus computers include a certification that all confidential, sensitive, and personal information was removed from the computers prior to disposition.
(5) Require any nonprofit organization that obtains a computer from the department, pursuant to this article, to use the computer only for operating a public computer center and to prohibit the resale of that computer.
(b) The department, in collaboration with the California Technology Agency, shall promote increased awareness among state agency officials of the requirement to remove from all state surplus computers all confidential, sensitive, and personal information prior to any disposition of those computers.