Bill Text: TX HB2422 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to consideration of advanced Internet-based computing service options in state purchasing and to the use of advanced Internet-based computing services by state agencies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-06-14 - Effective immediately [HB2422 Detail]

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  83R8427 VOO-D
 
  By: Gonzales H.B. No. 2422
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to consideration of cloud computing services when a state
  agency purchases services for a major information resources
  project.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 2157, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 2157.007 to read as follows:
         Sec. 2157.007.  CONSIDERATION OF CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE
  PURCHASE. (a)  "Cloud computing service" means a service that
  provides network access to a shared pool of configurable computing
  resources on demand, including networks, servers, storage,
  applications, or related technology services, that may be rapidly
  provisioned and released by the service provider with minimal
  effort and interaction. The term does not include
  telecommunications service or the act of hosting computing
  resources dedicated to a single purchaser.
         (b)  A state agency must consider cloud computing service
  options when making purchases for a major information resources
  project under Section 2054.118.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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