In 2022, 12 more states introduced procurement-related legislation than in 2021, which accounted for a 46 percent increase. Not only did more states introduce legislation, but the overall quantity of procurement-related legislation increased from 98 to 370.
Tremendous advances in AI are quickly transforming expectations about how the technology may reshape the world. However, the majority of state and local bills focused on a narrow subset of AI use cases involving law enforcement and facial recognition.
Due in large part to the global pandemic, and similar to 2021, the majority of state cybersecurity legislation this session focused on regulating data breaches and cybersecurity incidents in the public sector or improving the public sector’s cybersecurity infrastructure.