State legislators are contemplating legislation that will push state government to go paperless. The bill will establish a task force to examine the feasibility of transitioning to digital records. The task force goal is to lower costs and minimize waste while streamlining operations, assessing risks, determining necessary modifications to state law, and defining cybersecurity protections.
Over the past decades public and private sector entities have moved many operations online including electronic banking and bill paying, direct deposit of salaries, and preparation of meeting packets.
Though efficiencies and money savings are positives, negatives to be addressed include cyber threats and improper destruction of electronic information.
The Task Force will have one year following formation to report its recommendations.
Summarized from govtech.com