HB 425-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 425-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill establishes certain technical committees and a cybersecurity advisory committee in the department of information technology.
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Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
VII. Cyber security.
VIII. Cloud technologies or strategies.
21-R:16 Cybersecurity Advisory Committee
I. There is hereby established the cybersecurity advisory committee (CAC) which shall be chaired by the chief information security officer.
II. The committee shall advise the commissioner or the commissioner's designee on cybersecurity concerns, promote awareness, develop effective policies and solutions, and obtain consensus on enterprise-wide initiatives that advance the cybersecurity of information assets and technology resources.
III. All executive departments and agencies shall identify and appoint an employee with cybersecurity responsibilities to spearhead agency cybersecurity matters including information security, confidentiality, privacy, and regulatory compliance, and to represent the agency on the CAC. Contributors to the CAC may include representatives with cybersecurity responsibilities from the New Hampshire National Guard, New Hampshire political subdivisions, academic institutions, and select private industry representatives as identified by the CAC.
HB 425-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
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This bill establishes the position of chief information security officer and deputy chief information security officer in the department of information technology. The commissioner of the department of information technology shall appoint a chief information security officer (CISO) and a deputy CISO with the advice and consent of the information technology council, established in RSA 21-R:6, and the director of homeland security and emergency management. The salaries for these unclassified positions shall be determined after assessment and review of the appropriate temporary letter grade allocation in RSA 94:1-a, I(b), which shall be conducted pursuant to RSA 94:1-d and RSA 14:14-c.
The unclassified positions of chief information security officer and deputy chief information security officer currently exist and are fully funded, but are subject to a different appointment process. Because the bill does not transfer existing appropriations and abolish the existing positions, the legislation creates duplicative positions.
Department of Information Technology
|Feb. 1, 2021||House||Hearing|
Feb. 24, 2021: Referred to Finance 02/24/2021
Feb. 24, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0027h: MA VV 02/24/2021
Feb. 24, 2021: Amendment # 2021-0027h: AA VV 02/24/2021
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0027h (Vote 17-0; RC) HC 12 P. 20
Feb. 1, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/01/2021 09:15 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/94106022547 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.
Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 47