H.B. No. 2738
  relating to a study by the Department of Information Resources
  regarding state agency technology efficiency.
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 2054, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subchapter O to read as follows:
         Sec. 2054.551.  DEFINITION.  In this subchapter, "legacy
  system" means a computer system or application program that is
  operated with obsolete or inefficient hardware or software
         Sec. 2054.552.  STUDY. (a)  The department shall conduct a
  study to identify legacy systems currently maintained by state
  agencies other than institutions of higher education. The study
  must include:
                     (1)  an inventory of the systems maintained by
  state agencies;
                     (2)  the annual cost and availability of resources
  to maintain the systems;
                     (3)  the security risks related to use of the
                     (4)  if feasible, a cost estimate for updating the
  systems; and
                     (5)  a plan for assessing and prioritizing
  statewide modernization projects to update or replace the systems.
         (b)  The department may contract with a private vendor to
  conduct the study.
         (c)  On request by the department, each state agency shall
  provide to the department the information necessary for the study.
  The department may require a state agency to clarify or validate
  information provided by the agency or related to the study.
         Sec. 2054.553.  REPORT.  Not later than October 1, 2014, the
  department shall submit a report on its findings from the study
  conducted under Section 2054.552 and recommendations for
  modernization of legacy systems to:
               (1)  the governor;
               (2)  the lieutenant governor;
               (3)  the speaker of the house of representatives;
               (4)  the House Technology Committee; and
               (5)  the Senate Committee on Government Organization.
         Sec. 2054.554.  EXPIRATION.  This subchapter expires August
  31, 2015.
         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.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2738 was passed by the House on April
  11, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2738 on May 13, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0,
  1 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2738 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 9, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________