HB 1890

84(R) - 2015
House Government Transparency & Operation
House Government Transparency & Operation

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Gary Elkins

Bill Caption

Relating to the development and implementation of a statewide strategy for legacy system modernization.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would seek to develop a strategy to bring obsolete or inefficient "legacy systems" used by state agencies up to date. The strategy must be planned statewide and at the agency level, establish statewide application development framework, facilitate standardization and collaboration among state agencies, and promote common technological solutions and collective purchasing from the state. A small number of agencies would be selected to pilot this program. Any security issues resulting from the legacy systems would have to be identified, and with available funds, develop a plan to mitigate those risks. The reports on security issues would be confidential and would not be subject to disclosure.    

Vote Recommendation Notes

The Senate committee did not make any changes to the House version of this legislation. 

The Senate sponsor is Senator West

HB 1890 because it would align with the proper role of government to secure information that may include the private information of citizens. This pilot program would be beneficial to help chart the path forward for state agency systems modernization.