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The legislation and regulation behind state and local gov tech, including transportation, Internet speeds, citizen protections and more.

A recent budget proposal from the Biden administration to increase federal support for education research efforts could lead to an 'ARPA-Ed' and the discovery of new use cases for AI-driven tools like ChatGPT.
New rules governing big rigs in the state could keep trash trucks from going all electric until 2042. Many waste companies have put significant investment behind natural gas power over the past decade.
A statewide ban blocking use of facial recognition on body cam footage has expired. Now several assemblymembers say they don’t want a new ban — instead, they’d rather create restrictions to curtail inaccurate arrests.
School officials told the township board of education that the district's policy against plagiarism would cover misuse of ChatGPT, although they warned teachers to be ready for the technology to evolve quickly.
The new legislation, slated to take effect in 2025, will add graduation requirements, provide for the training and certification of teachers and make technology courses available to adult education outlets.
The fintech company ClassWallet will help the state manage distribution of $30 million in federal funds to assist K-12 students in purchasing program-compliant educational materials and services.
Alabama has committed $537 million in federal funds for high-speed Internet under plans state lawmakers and Gov. Kay Ivey approved last year and during a special session this month.
Tech leaders and officials at a Consortium for School Networking panel this week urged K-12 school districts to avail themselves of federal resources to improve their cybersecurity protocols.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has signed two new laws focused on social media companies and the platforms they operate. The new rules would set usage limits for minors and restrict how the platforms target underage users.
Most of the state's schools already have Centegix alert systems in place, but proposed legislation would make alert systems a requirement. Data suggests that most alerts relate to student behavior or medical emergencies.