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HB 0134 - State government; meetings relating to cybersecurity contracting and planning from open meeting requirements; exclude

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Victor Anderson
Last Action: 4/29/2021 - Effective Date 2021-04-29
House Committee: Judiciary
Senate Committee: Science and Technology
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

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SUMMARY:  LC 47 0704

The bill amends the requirements for open meetings to add an exception for meetings when discussing or deliberating upon cybersecurity plans, procedures, and contracts regarding the provision of cybersecurity services.  No vote in executive session to enter into a cybersecurity contract would be binding until a public vote is taken where the identity of the contractor and terms of the agreement are disclosed before the vote unless that information falls under the exception to the Open Records Act in 50-18-72(a)(25) relating to records that could compromise security if disclosed.

It also amends the Open Records Act by adding to the above referenced exclusion to Open Records "any document or plan for protection relating to the existence, nature, location, or function of cybersecurity devices, programs, or systems designed to protect computer, information technology, or communication systems against terrorist or other attacks that depend for their effectiveness in whole or in part upon a lack of general public knowledge." 



Upon signature of the Governor 

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