Honorable Dade Phelan, Chair, House Committee on State Affairs
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB3834 by Capriglione (relating to the requirement that certain state and local government employees and state contractors complete a cybersecurity training program certified by the Department of Information Resources.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend Chapter 2054 of the Government Code to amend and add provisions related to cybersecurity training. The bill would require the Department of Information Resources (DIR), in consultation with the cybersecurity council, to annually certify at least 20 cybersecurity training programs for state and local government employees; DIR would be authorized to contract with an independent third party to certify the cybersecurity training programs. The bill would require certain state and local government employees to annually complete a certified cybersecurity training program. The bill would also require a state agency to require any contractor with access to a state computer system or database to complete a certified cybersecurity training program.
According to DIR, the agency would incur costs in each fiscal year for the purpose of contracting with a vendor to certify at least 20 cybersecurity training programs; this analysis assumes the cost could be absorbed within existing resources. Several state agencies indicated that costs to provide certified training programs for employees would be minimal. Other agencies indicated there would be a cost to meet the training requirements; this analysis assumes the cost could be absorbed within existing resources.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Municipal League, there will be a fiscal impact on units of local government, but the exact amount cannot be determined at this time.
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