Gov't Code Section 2054.622
Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council
(a)The council is composed of the following seven members:
(1)one member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;
(2)one member of the senate appointed by the lieutenant governor;
(3)the executive director or the executive director’s designee; and
(4)the following four members appointed by the governor:
(A)an academic professional specializing in ethics who is employed by a public or private institution of higher education;
(B)an academic professional specializing in artificial intelligence systems who is employed by a public or private institution of higher education;
(C)an expert on law enforcement usage of artificial intelligence systems; and
(D)an expert in constitutional and legal rights.
(b)The council members appointed under Subsections (a)(1) and (2) shall serve as co-chairs of the council.
(c)A member of the council is not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses.
(d)The department shall provide administrative support for the council.
(e)The council shall meet at the call of the co-chairs. The council may meet in person or by telephone conference call, videoconference, or another similar telecommunication method. Notwithstanding Chapter 551 (Open Meetings) or any other law, a meeting held by telephone conference call, videoconference, or another similar telecommunication method is subject to the requirements of Sections 551.125 (Other Governmental Body)(c), (d), (e), and (f).
(f)The council shall study and monitor artificial intelligence systems developed, employed, or procured by state agencies. In carrying out its duties under this section, the council shall:
(1)assess the need for a state code of ethics for artificial intelligence systems in state government;
(2)review automated decision systems inventory reports submitted by state agencies under Section 2054.623 (Automated Decision Systems Inventory Report), including a review of:
(A)the effect of the automated decision systems on the constitutional or legal rights, duties, or privileges of the residents of this state; and
(B)the potential benefits, liabilities, or risks that this state could incur as a result of implementing the automated decision systems; and
(3)recommend administrative actions that state agencies may take without further legislative authorization.
(g)Not later than December 1, 2024, the council shall submit a report to the legislature that includes:
(1)a summary of the council’s findings after reviewing the automated decision systems inventory reports submitted under Section 2054.623 (Automated Decision Systems Inventory Report);
(2)a summary of the recommendations of any relevant national bodies on artificial intelligence systems in state government;
(3)an assessment of the impact of using artificial intelligence systems in state government on the liberty, finances, livelihood, and privacy interests of the residents of this state;
(4)recommendations of any policies necessary to:
(A)protect the privacy and interests of the residents of this state from any diminution caused by employment of artificial intelligence systems by state government;
(B)ensure that the residents of this state are free from unfair discrimination caused or compounded by the employment of artificial intelligence systems in state government; and
(C)promote workforce knowledge of artificial intelligence technology and the development of ethical artificial intelligence systems in state government; and
(5)any other information that the council considers relevant.
Section 2054.622 — Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2054.htm#2054.622 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).