HB2206 - 561R - House Bill Summary


Fifty-sixth Legislature

First Regular Session

House: COM DP 10-0-0-0

HB 2206: software licensure

Sponsor: Representative Wilmeth, LD 2

House Engrossed


Prevents contracts for software application licensure from restricting an agency's choice of hardware to run the application.


Information technology is defined as all computerized and auxiliary automated information processing, telecommunications and related technology, including hardware, software, vendor support and related services, equipment and projects (A.R.S.   18-101).

The Arizona Department of Administration is responsible for government information technology functions.   The Department may contract with any public or private party for the purposes of developing, implementing and maintaining a coordinated statewide plan for information technology (A.R.S.   18-104).


1.   Specifies a contract for software application licensure entered into by a public agency may not restrict the public agency's ability to install or run the software on the hardware of the public agency's choosing. (Sec. 1)

2.   Adds that such a contract may not require that the software run on hardware dedicated solely to the agency. (Sec. 1)

3.   Defines public agency as this State, the Arizona Board of Regents or a city, charter city, county, district, public authority or other political subdivision of this state. (Sec. 1)

4.   Excludes a political subdivision that operates a federal reclamation project from being considered as a public agency. (Sec. 1)

5.   Includes an applicability clause. (Sec. 2)




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Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 18-105
House Engrossed Version: 18-105