senate Bill S6515

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to cloud service utilization and readiness of state agencies

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee

  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 05, 2022 referred to internet and technology
May 04, 2021 referred to internet and technology

S6515 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Internet And Technology
Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §101, add §103-b, St Tech L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S6515 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all state agencies to utilize third-party, commercial cloud computing solutions for any new information technology or telecommunications investments on or before June thirtieth, two thousand twenty-two.

S6515 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6515 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                                May 4, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technology
 AN ACT to amend the state technology law, in relation to  cloud  service
   utilization and readiness of state agencies
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature  finds  that  New  York
 must  ensure  that  it continuously evaluates how information technology
 services are delivered to those who live and work in our state and  that
 the  services  provided  by  the state must keep pace with the technical
 solutions and offerings in the marketplace. A key part of achieving this
 goal is to ensure that the state of New York  aggressively  incorporates
 the  use of cloud technologies into state information technology service
 delivery models.
   The legislature further finds that,  as  with  any  technology,  cloud
 services  must  be  implemented in a manner that continues to ensure the
 availability, security, and privacy of  state  and  citizen  data.  This
 requires  ongoing oversight and management, as well as reworked internal
 governance processes to ensure flexibility for state employees to deploy
 on-demand best-in-class solutions.
   The legislature further finds that leveraging  cloud  services  models
 will  allow  the  state  to:    speed  up delivery of business solutions
 through faster paths to production; provide flexible  solutions  capable
 of quickly adapting to new and changing business solutions; reduce oper-
 ations  and  maintenance  costs  for  basic needs such as power and real
 estate; provide transparency so that customers are more  aware  of  what
 they  receive  for  their  money;  provide service elasticity to support
 increased citizen needs at peak times;  and  provide  a  structure  that
 allows  for  a  more  resilient environment in the case of a disaster or
 service outage.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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