HB 1581 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

16Feb2022... 0192h

2022 SESSION

22-2459

05/11

 

HOUSE BILL 1581

 

AN ACT relative to the use of open source software by state agencies.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Berezhny, Graf. 9; Rep. Ammon, Hills. 40; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Rep. Gallager, Merr. 15

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires state agencies to consider whether technology solutions containing proprietary or open source software offer the most cost effective solution for the agency.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

16Feb2022... 0192h 22-2459

05/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Two

 

AN ACT relative to the use of open source software by state agencies.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Department of Information Technology; Open Standards; Use of Technology Solutions by State Agencies.  Amend RSA 21-R:11, I(a) to read as follows:

(a) Consider whether technology solutions containing proprietary or open source software offer the most cost effective[ technology] solution for the agency, based on consideration of all associated acquisition, support, maintenance, and training costs;

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.