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Legislative Technology and Internet Policies

| Background Information | Developing a Policy | Policies by State | Social Media Policies |

 Last update: Feb. 20, 2013

 Background Information

Many state legislatures have adopted policies governing the acceptable use of the Internet, e-mail, legislative websites, state equipment, privacy policies, and more recently, policies relating to social media sites.  This site provides examples of policies in various state legislatures. 

 Developing a Policy

In 1997, the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany, State University of New York conducted A Brief Survey of Government Internet Policies to answer two questions: (1) What do state governments consider essential items to cover in an Internet policy? and (2) What kind of guidance do they give (e.g., very specific rules, guiding principles)?

  Policies by State

Alaska
Mobile Device Policy

Arizona

Arizona House of Representatives Caucus Website Policy
Wireless Policies--Disclaimer and Security

Arkansas
House Accessibility
House Privacy
House Security
House Acceptable Use

Senate Privacy Policy
Senate Accessibility and Security Policy

California
Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use

Colorado
Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Legislative Policies Related to Public Records and E-Mail
Wireless Acceptable Use Policy

Connecticut
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy

Delaware
Disclaimer
Permissions/Acceptable Use Policy
Copyright

Florida
Privacy Statement
House Privacy Statement
Senate Privacy Statement
Senate Accessibility Policy

Hawaii 

Adobe PDF Hawaii Senate Computer Use Policy and Hawaii Senate Use of the Legislative Website and Senate and Related Websites and Webpages

Idaho
Laptop Agreement
Site Disclaimer

Iowa
Policy for Access for Persons with Disabilities
Privacy Policy
Disclaimer

Illinois
Disclaimer--Privacy, Security and Legal Notices

Kansas
Legislative Coordinating Council Policies
Portal Policies

Louisiana  

House Privacy and Security 
Senate Disclaimer
Privacy and Security Statements

Maine
Disclaimer

Massachusetts

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
Web Accessibility Policy

Michigan
Acceptable Use Policy
Privacy Policy
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Legislative Council Copyright Infringement Policy
Acceptable Use Policy
Public Wireless Internet Access Policies
House Website Disclaimer
House Privacy Policy

Mississippi
Disclaimer

Montana
Accessibility Disclaimer and Web Standards
Privacy and Security

Nebraska
Disclaimer
Guidelines-Senator Web Pages
Privacy Policy

Nevada
Privacy Policy

New Jersey

Disclaimer/Privacy Policy

New Mexico
Credits/Copyright
Disclosure Statement

New York
Assembly Privacy Statement
Senate Terms of Participation Policy
Senate Child Photo / Video Waiver
Senate Copyright Policy

 

North Carolina
Disclaimer
Internet Web Site Management
Privacy Statement
 

North Dakota
Disclaimer and Privacy Policy
Ohio
Disclaimer
Oklahoma
Terms of Service and Conditions of Use
House Privacy Policy
House Accessibility Policy
House Linking Policy
House Security Policy
Oregon
Disclaimer
Pennsylvania
Legal Notices
Terms of Use for Web Sites Maintained by the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus
Rhode Island
Disclaimer/Links/Privacy/Security Policies
South Carolina
Disclaimer
Privacy/Accessibility Policies
South Dakota
Privacy Policy

Texas
Capitol Complex Policy for Public Internet Wireless Access
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Accessibility Policy
Public Information Policy
Link Policy
Wireless Access Policy
Utah
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Vermont
Adobe PDF Vermont Legislative Information Technology Policy Manual

Virginia
Internet Privacy Policy Statement and Disclaimer

Wisconsin
Guidelines Regarding Legislator Use of a State-Supported Web Site

Wyoming

Copyright Policy 
Disclaimer
Adobe PDF Management Council Policy (Internet Access--p. 27; Laptop Computer Policies--p. 35)
Privacy Policy

U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
U.S. Senate Internet Services Usage Rules and Policies: Policy for Internet Services
U.S. House of Representatives Web Standards and Web Policies


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