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      RS 24:671     




§671. Committee created; membership and composition

            A. The Joint Legislative Committee on Technology and Cybersecurity, hereinafter referred to as the "committee", is hereby created and established to assist the legislature in the evaluation and oversight of matters involving information technology for the state and its political subdivisions as deemed appropriate by the committee or the legislature.

            B.(1) For purposes of this Chapter the phrase "information technology" shall include the equipment, services, and means necessary to provide:

            (a) Telecommunications systems and services.

            (b) Network systems and services.

            (c) Server systems and services.

            (d) Storage systems and services.

            (e) Information technology security systems and services.

            (f) Related peripheral systems and services.

            (g) Software and software application services.

            (h) Infrastructure and platform systems and services.

            (i) Desktop computing systems and services.

            (j) Geographic information systems and services.

            (k) Mobile device systems and services.

            (l) Video systems and services.

            (m) Radio systems.

            (n) Any and all systems and services based on emerging and future information technologies relating to Subparagraphs (a) through (m) of this Paragraph.

            (2) The legislature, by concurrent resolution, may include other matters within the committee's scope of authority.

            C. The committee shall be composed of five members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives and five members of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate. In making these appointments, the presiding officers shall appoint members with technological knowledge and experience, to the extent possible.

            D. No action shall be taken by the committee or by a subcommittee thereof, except by the favorable vote of a majority of the members thereof from each house present and voting, each house voting separately, a quorum of the committee or subcommittee being present. A quorum of a committee or a subcommittee shall consist of a majority of the total membership thereof.

            E. The committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman, and such other officers as it deems necessary.

            F. The members of the committee shall receive the same per diem and travel allowance in the performance of their duties as is provided for standing committees of the legislature.

            Acts 2020, No. 301, §1.

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