Virginia Information Technologies Agency; additional duties of CIO, cybersecurity review. (HB1221)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford) with support from co-patron Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Information Technologies Agency; additional duties of CIO; cybersecurity review. Requires the Chief Information Officer of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to (i) conduct an annual comprehensive review of cybersecurity policies of every executive branch agency, with a particular focus on breaches in information technology that occurred in the reviewable year and any steps taken by agencies to strengthen cybersecurity measures, and (ii) issue a report of his findings to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance, which shall not contain technical information deemed security sensitive or information that would expose security vulnerabilities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103358D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1221)
02/05/2018Reported from Science and Technology with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/08/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1221E
02/08/2018Printed as engrossed 18103358D-E
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1221E)
02/09/2018Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Rereferred to Finance
03/01/2018Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1221ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1221ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 775 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775)