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Senate Committee on Government Organization - 83rd R.S. (2013)

Committee Members
Judith Zaffirini, Chair
Charles Schwertner, Vice Chair
Brian Birdwell
Sylvia Garcia
Ken Paxton
José Rodríguez
Larry Taylor
Charges
• Examine state agencies’ mandated reporting practices, the necessity and utility of these reports, and reporting processes to the legislature and to the public. Make recommendations on eliminating unnecessary and duplicative reports, reducing state costs through the use of technology, and improving transparency to the legislature and citizens.
• Review and recommend improvements to state agency training, policies, and procedures for monitoring and reporting performance of state contracts, including a review of exemptions to state contracting oversight.
• Monitor the implementation of SB 1597, relating to the development of state agency information security plans to improve the security of agency information systems and to proactively protect the state against cybercrime and similar security threats.

Note:
Senator Sylvia Garcia appointed 3/11/2013 (Press release, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, 3/11/2013).

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