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S.F. No. 1264 - Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity Establishment
Author: Senator Paul T. Anderson
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
Date: February 21, 2019


Section 1 [Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity] establishes a new Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity.

Subdivision 1 [Membership] specifies the membership of the commission to include four senators and four members of the house of representatives.

Subdivision 2 [Terms; vacancies] establishes a two-year term for members of the cybersecurity commission and describes how vacancies are filled.

Subdivision 3 [Duties] establishes duties for the cybersecurity commission. The duties include oversight of the state’s cybersecurity measures, review of policies and practices, and making recommendations, with draft legislation, on policy changes to protect the state from cybersecurity threats.

Subdivision 4 [Chair] provides for election of a chair for a two-year term, alternating between members from the senate and the house of representatives.

Subdivision 5 [Meetings] requires the commission to meet three times a year and makes meeting of the commission subject to the legislative open meetings law, with permission to close a meeting to safeguard the state’s cybersecurity.

Subdivision 6 [Administration] requires the Legislative Coordinating Commission to provide administrative services.

Subdivision 7 [Sunsets] sunsets the cybersecurity commission on December 31, 2028.

Section 2  [First Appointments and First Meeting of Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity]

Subdivision 1 [First appointments] sets a deadline for the first appointments to the cybersecurity commission.

Subdivision 2 [First meeting] sets a deadline and process for convening the first meeting of the cybersecurity commission.

Subdivision 3 [Meetings in 2019] requires the commission to meet twice in 2019, rather than three times, as will be required in following years.

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