Virginia Information Technologies Agency; cybersecurity task force created. (HB2519)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Information Technologies Agency; cybersecurity task force created. Establishes a cybersecurity task force to assist the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency in developing policies, standards, and guidelines applicable to the Commonwealth's executive, legislative, and judicial branches and independent agencies for assessing security risks, determining the appropriate security measures, and performing security audits of government electronic information. The bill provides that the task force shall consist of representatives of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, representatives of the Joint Rules Committee of the General Assembly, the Director of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems or his designee, the Director of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission or his designee, the Auditor of Public Accounts or his designee, and to any other agency head that the CIO may request to serve on or appoint a designee to serve on the task force. The bill also directs the task force to discuss and investigate any breaches in information technology security that have been experienced by any executive branch or independent agency, the legislative branch, or the judicial branch and make recommendations for strengthening the Commonwealth's cybersecurity measures. The bill requires the CIO to annually report to the Governor, the Secretary, and General Assembly on the work of the cybersecurity task force, including any recommendations made by the task force. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101788D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/21/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2519)
01/21/2019Passed by indefinitely in Science and Technology (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)