Category: Legislation

Housing Data Bill Passes Legislature

Legislation requiring local government agencies to post housing-related data online yesterday passed the Senate and is now on its way to the governor’s desk.

AB 1483 by Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) bill requires cities and counties to post specified housing-related information on their Web sites and calls for the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to establish a workgroup to develop a strategy for state housing data.

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Legislation to create state AI advisor moving forward

The director of the California Department of Technology will have authority to hire a new advisor on the uses of artificial intelligence (AI) in state government if the governor approves a measure that earlier this week passed both houses of the Legislature.   The new position will advise the department on “incorporating artificial intelligence into state information technology strategic plans, policies, standards, and enterprise architecture.”

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Tech Vendors Subject to New Performance Review Under Pending Legislation

Information Technology vendors working for the State of California will undergo new performance evaluations for all contracts of $500,000 or more, under pending legislation by Assembymember Rudy Salas (D- San Francisco). AB 971 requires departments awarding contracts information technology services to complete a thorough post-evaluation of the contractor and for public officials who sign reports to confirm its accuracy.  The reports will not be subject to the California Public Records Act, according to the latest version of the bill which is in the final stages of the legislative process.  As of Monday, the bill has passed both houses and is on its way to the governor’s desk.

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