Sweeney Bill to improve online access to government services approved by committee


Trenton – The Senate State Government, Betting, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senate Speaker Steve Sweeney that would require the Office of Information Technology and agencies of the executive branch of state government to update their digital platforms to improve access to services for public use.

Bill, S-2723, entitled “21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act ”, would require each executive agency to submit an information technology modernization improvement plan that includes increasing the use of data analytics, improving accessibility for people with disabilities and the provision of mobile agency websites for public use.

“Our access to technology is advancing and evolving more and more towards mobile devices. As our technology advances, it is important to ensure that everyone can access the same information, ”said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester / Salem / Cumberland). “Black, brown and low-income communities are more likely to depend on smartphones due to the lack of high-speed internet access, and we need to ensure that communities with disabilities also have full access to government information. The purpose of this bill is to make government agencies and important information accessible to all New Jersey residents at the touch of a finger. “

Bill was released from committee by a 5-0 vote.


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