Honorable Gary Elkins, Chair, House Committee on Government Transparency & Operation
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB855 by Sanford (Relating to the compatibility of state agency websites with certain devices and Internet browsers.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require the Department of Information Resources (DIR) to identify the three most commonly used internet browsers and to post a list containing those browsers in a conspicuous location on DIR's website. DIR would be required to update the list at least biennially. Each state agency's website would be required to be compatible with the most recent version of each browser listed by DIR and with a wireless communication device.
This analysis assumes that rules which would be established by DIR, in accordance with Section 2054.052 of the Government Code, regarding compatibility of agency websites with wireless communication devices would be written in such a way as to define "compatibility" as indicating the ability of an individual to view a state agency website on his or her device. It is assumed that costs to implement the bill could be absorbed within agencies' existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
303 Facilities Commission, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 306 Library & Archives Commission, 313 Department of Information Resources, 320 Texas Workforce Commission, 601 Department of Transportation, 696 Department of Criminal Justice