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2023 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

The 2023 Legislative Session has come to a close, and it was a great success for DTS. We have many exciting things to work on during the next year. Here is a summary of the bills passed during the session that will have impact on DTS:

HB0008 State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations

This bill includes the funding for additional salary and benefit increases for DTS employees for fiscal year 2024. 

  • Eligible employees will receive a 5% labor market increase beginning July 1, 2023. 
  • In addition, the bill provides funding for health (7.2%)  and dental (0.9%)  insurance benefit increases. 
  • Other targeted and discretionary funding details will be available after they are reviewed and approved by agency executive leadership and GOPB.

HB0470 Government Digital Verifiable Records Amendments

This bill required DTS to create recommendations for government on the use of digital verifiable records, and create a pilot program to implement the use of digital verifiable records. 


SB0127 Cybersecurity Amendments

This bill codifies the Cyber Center responsibilities and reporting of security breaches, and requires governmental websites to use an authorized domain by 2025. 


HB0343 Government Records Modifications 

This bill implements recommendations from the State Privacy Commission, and the Chief Privacy Officer. The DGO Chief Privacy Officer will be working closely with all state agencies to implement the requirements to improve data privacy within the State of Utah. DTS will be working with the Privacy Officer to ensure our own data records meet the requirements, including:

  • Maintain an inventory of records with PII owned by DTS
  • Before January 1, 2026, prepare and maintain privacy annotation for records
  • Submit required reports to the Chief Privacy Officer


HB0433 Public Land Geographic Data Amendments

This bill requires UGRC to compile a statewide GIS database of all government-owned property parcels in a map format on an annual basis. 


HB0545 Cybersecurity Infrastructure Modifications

This bill requires DTS to consider implementing policies, standards, and procedures for implementing zero-trust architecture and MFA.


HB0065 Division of Technology Services Amendments

The Security Assessments, in which a third party assessor evaluates the state agencies’ security standards,  will now be conducted every three years. The bill also clarifies the new IT procurement process, giving agencies authority to manage IT contracts. DTS will continue to approve IT procurements.