Technology and Telecom

Small businesses need access to affordable technology & telecom services and training to compete in both local and global markets. This committee will continue partnering with CA Sm Bus Education Foundation on education events to assist small businesses in leveraging & understanding technology.

Abdi Ahmed, Chair

2017 Legislative Bills

BillCSBA POSITIONHouse of OriginSecond HouseGovernor
AB 276
Postsecondary education: report: cybersecurity education and training programs.
AB 650
Director of Technology: state baseline security controls.
Hearing: 4/18/17
AB 1186 (Spot Bill)
AB 1296
California E-Identity Program Task Force.
Hearing: 4/18/17
SB 460
California Advanced Services Fund.
Hearing: 4/18/17
SB 784
Crimes: disorderly conduct: invasion of privacy.
Hearing: 4/18/17

Bill Summaries:

  • AB 276-This bill would request the Regents of the University of California, the Trustees of the California State University, the, Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, no later than January 1, 2019, to complete a report that evaluates the current state of cybersecurity education and training programs, including specified information about those programs, offered at the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, respectively, to determine extent to which the state is meeting the workforce needs of the cybersecurity industry. Support
  • AB650 -This bill would require the director to develop, tailor, and subsequently review and revise baseline security controls for the state based on emerging industry standards and baseline security controls published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Support
  • AB1186 (Spot Bill) - This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to cybersecurity. Watch
  • AB1296 -This bill would establish the California E-Identity Program Task Force within the Government Operations Agency. Watch
  • SB460-Existing law establishes that the goal of the program is, no later than December 31, 2015, to approve funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households.This bill would postpone the deadline for meeting that goal until December 31, 2020. Support
  • SB784-This bill would additionally make it a crime to intentionally distribute or disseminate, or to make available or viewable, any image obtained pursuant to the provisions described above, including through publication, posting through electronic media, or by any other means. Watch