Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 324: Establishing Commission on Computer Technology and Law

Date: 02/07/1992
Issuer: William F. Weld
Mass Register: No. 681
Amending: Executive Order 322
Amended by: Executive Order 337
Revoked by: Executive Order 383

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(Amending Executive Order No. 322)

WHEREAS, the problem of computer crime is a concern of our law enforcement officials; and

WHEREAS, the State Auditor has a major role in conducting audits of the computer systems of the various state agencies.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, William F. Weld, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Supreme Executive Magistrate, do hereby establish a Commission on Computer Technology and Law, and order as follows:

Paragraphs 1 and 3 of Executive Order 322 are hereby amended to read as follows:

1. The Commission shall consist of twenty-two members who shall serve without compensation. The membership of the Commission shall consist of the attorney general or his designee, the secretary of the executive office of economic affairs or his designee, the senate chair of the joint committee on criminal justice or his designee, the house chair of the joint committee on criminal justice or his designee, one representative of the office of the state auditor and one representative of the state police and sixteen persons appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be a representative from each of the following organizations to be selected from a list of recommendations provided by that organization: the Massachusetts High-tech Council, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the state council of the AFL-CIO, and the Boston Computer Society, one representative from the financial services industry, one representative of the telecommunications industry, one major commercial user, two representatives from the Massachusetts Computer Software Council, two district attorneys or their designees, one chief of police of a city or town in the commonwealth, one representative from an institution of higher education and one representative with expertise in the defense of civil liberties in the commonwealth. The Governor shall designate the chair of the Commission.

3. The Commission shall report to the Governor the results of its investigation and study, and recommendations, if any, together with proposed legislation to implement said recommendations. Said report shall be filed with the Governor on or before November 1, 1992.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 7th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two.

William F. Weld, Governor

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Michael Joseph Connolly

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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