Georgia: Senate Unified Courts Technology Study Committee meets today

I mentioned last spring the Georgia Senate had approved creation of a Unified Courts Technology Study Committee (SR 986) made up of 5 Senators (Judiciary Committee chair + 4) and 2 individuals chosen by the Chief Justice to report back by December 1, 2014 on “the cost and feasibility of a significant investment in state and local information technology systems, the cost of training state and local employees on new systems and the feasibility of using add-on fees to fund system upgrades.” The system upgrades “should be based on mandatory state-wide standards for criminal, civil, and domestic relations data which allow all justice system agencies to share data efficiently…”

The Study Committee held a hearing earlier today that examined several areas. Per its agenda these included issues of governance, funding, Justice Data Exchange, and related concepts.