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Minutes for HB2077 - Committee on Ways and Means

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Substitute for HB 2077 by the Committee on Appropriations - Implementing additional reporting requirements for information technology projects and state agencies, requiring additional information technology security training and status reports, requiring reporting of significant cybersecurity audits and changing the membership requirements, terms of members and the quorum requirements for the information technology executive council.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 23, 2023

Chairperson Billinger opened the hearing on Substitute for HB 2077. Natalie Scott, Office of the Revisor of Statutes, provided an overview of the bill.  (Attachment 2)

Written only testimony in opposition to the bill was submitted by Mike Carone, Consumer Data Industry Association.  (Attachment 3)

Jeff Maxon, Interim Chief Information Technology Officer, Office of Information Technology Services (OITS), appeared as a neutral conferee. This bill is combination of several years of work with his office, the Joint Committee on Information Technology (JCIT) and various other stakeholders to change the definition of reportable projects from a monetary threshold to a risk-based model. A risk-based model provides for a more holistic view of the impact of an IT project. The bill also updates and clarifies the Kansas Cybersecurity Act (KCA) to improve our security posture and defend our systems. Mr. Maxon responded to questions from Committee members.  (Attachment 4)

Eric Stafford, Kansas Chamber, appeared as a neutral conferee. Chamber members have expressed concerns with the new Section 1 of the bill requiring 12-hour notice of a significant cybersecurity incident. He is working with OITS to try to work through that section and doesn't want to hang the bill up as a great deal of work has gone into it. He would like to see Section 1 removed so it may move forward while they work through that section and determine the appropriate language to add back.  (Attachment 5)

Written only testimony neutral to the bill was submitted by Robert Jacobs, Kansas Bureau of Investigation.  (Attachment 6)

There being no further conferees, Chairperson Billinger closed the hearing on Substitute for HB 2077.