Technology Legislation

DIR tracks technology-related legislation, including bills with directives specific to DIR and bills that impact the state in general. Complete information about each bill is available at the Texas Legislature Online.

Technology and Cybersecurity Bills

Bill Number Author Caption
HB 71 Canales Relating to the establishment of a program for the issuance of digital identification.
HB 564 Raymond Relating to a study on energy-efficient and energy-saving information technologies.
HB 584 Capriglione Relating to the development of a state information technology credential offered by public junior colleges to address shortages in the state information resources workforce.
HB 712/SB 271 Shaheen/Johnson Relating to state agency and local government security incident procedures.
HB 984 Capriglione Relating  to the employment of a chief privacy officer in the Department of Information Resources.
HB 1657 Capriglione Relating to state agency information technology infrastructure and information security assessments.
HB 1659 Capriglione Relating to cybersecurity training for certain public employees.

Government Contracting, Procurement, and HUB Bills

Bill Number Author Caption
HB 243 Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the historically underutilized business task force.
HB 713 Shaheen Relating to the proprietary purchases process for state agencies.
HB 982 Toth Relating to a prohibition on contracts with certain companies that use certain environmental, social, and governance criteria.
HB 1015 Vasut Relating to a prohibition on receipt of state money by businesses that implement COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
HB 1033 Tepper Relating to prohibiting the use of political tests by governmental entities and certain government contracts.
HB 1089 Rosenthal Relating to contracting with companies that boycott or discriminate against certain entities.
HB 1090 Rosenthal Relating to contracting with companies that boycott Israel.
HB 1091 Rosenthal Relating to contracting with companies that boycott certain energy companies.
HB 1092 Rosenthal Relating to contracting with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.
HB 1132 Spiller Relating to the amount of an expenditure made by certain political subdivisions for which competitive bidding is required.
HB 1413 Capriglione Relating to the awarding of certain contracts for software, hardware, or technology services.
HB1418 Capriglione Relating to state agency contracting and certain state employees involved with the contracting.
SB 498 Johnson Relating to the operation of statewide technology centers.
SB 541 Campbell Relating to the barring of certain vendors from participation in certain contracts with the state or a political subdivision.