Bill Text: TX HB3780 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the establishment of a state secondary Internet website domain name server.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-01 - Left pending in committee [HB3780 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB3780-Introduced.html
  85R9620 JCG-D
 
  By: Capriglione H.B. No. 3780
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the establishment of a state secondary Internet website
  domain name server.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter H, Chapter 418, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 418.193 to read as follows:
         Sec. 418.193.  SECONDARY INTERNET WEBSITE DOMAIN NAME
  SERVER. (a)  In this section, "domain name server" means a server
  connected to the Internet that acts as a directory of Internet
  website domain names and the websites' corresponding Internet
  Protocol (IP) addresses and that translates between the domain name
  and IP address to allow an individual to search for an Internet
  website by domain name. 
         (b)  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall
  select an appropriate department or entity of an institution of
  higher education, as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code, to
  develop and build a secondary Internet website domain name server.
         (c)  The governor is responsible for managing the operations
  of the secondary Internet website domain name server and may
  contract with a third party to maintain and manage the operations of
  the domain name server.
         (d)  The governor may deploy the domain name server at the
  governor's discretion.
         SECTION 2.  (a) As soon as practicable after the effective
  date of this Act, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  shall select a department or entity of an institution of higher
  education to develop and build a secondary Internet website domain
  name server, as described by Section 418.193, Government Code, as
  added by this Act.
         (b)  The department or entity of an institution of higher
  education selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board, as described by Subsection (a) of this section, shall
  complete building the domain name server not later than December
  31, 2018.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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