GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2005

S                                                                                                                                                    D

SENATE DRS85053-LR-15  (1/27)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Title:     No Games on State Computers.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Senator Brock.

Referred to:

 

 

 

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT prohibiting computer game programs on state government computers.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  Chapter 143 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new Article to read:

"Article 79.

"Prohibition of Computer Game Programs on State Government Computers.

" 143-740.  Definitions.

The following definitions apply in this Article:

(1)       State agency. - A State agency, department, or institution, including the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and The University of North Carolina.

(2)       Information technology. - As defined by G.S. 147-33.81.

" 143-741.  Removal of existing computer game programs.

The head of each State agency shall take all actions necessary to remove from any agency computer equipment any computer game program not required for the official business of the agency.

" 143-742.  Prohibition of installation of computer game programs.

The head of each State agency shall prohibit the installation into any agency computer equipment of any computer game program not required for the official business of the agency.

" 143-743.  Restrictions on certain information technology; waiver.

(a)       The head of each State agency shall not accept delivery of information technology that is loaded with game programs not required for an official purpose under the terms of the contract under which information technology is delivered.

(b)       The head of a State agency may waive the application of this section with respect to a particular procurement of information technology, if the head of the agency:

(1)       Conducts a cost-benefit analysis and determines that the costs of compliance with this section outweighs the benefits of compliance; and

(2)       Submits a certification of the determination, with supporting documentation, to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the State Chief Information Officer."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.