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Information Policy and Technology Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature

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The Information Policy and Technology Committee is a standing committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature.


The committee shall do all of the following:
  • Review information management and technology systems, plans, practices and policies of state and local units of government, including their responsiveness to the needs of state and local units of government for delivery of high-quality services on an efficient, effective and economical basis, their data security and integrity, their protection of the personal privacy of individuals who are subjects of databases of state and local governmental agencies and their provision of access to public records.
  • Review the effects on the needs identified under subd. 1. of proposals for the expansion of existing information technology and the implementation of new information technology by the state.
  • Review the impact of proposed legislation on existing technology utilization by state and local units of government.
  • Upon receipt of strategic plans from the department of administration, the joint committee on legislative organization and the director of state courts, review and transmit comments concerning the plans to the entities submitting the plans.[1][2]


The Information Policy and Technology Committee is composed of three majority senators and representatives and two minority senators and representatives, each appointed by the same method as their respective chambers.[3]

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Information Policy and Technology Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Tim CarpenterSheila Harsdorf, Co-Chair
Kathleen VinehoutKevin Petersen, Co-Chair
Peter BarcaWarren Petryk, Vice-Chair
Eric GenrichRobert Cowles
Roger Roth
Amy Loudenbeck


External links


  1. Wisconsin State Legislature, "Revised Statutes," accessed February 3, 2014(Statute 13.58-5)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Wisconsin State Legislature, "Revised Statutes," accessed February 3, 2014(Statute 13.58-1)