AI in the States: Emerging Legislation

A three-part series from the Council of State Governments explores artificial intelligence and the role of AI in the states. Artificial Intelligence in the States: Emerging Legislation explores all types of AI regulation in the states from accountability to transparency. According to CSG, “since 2019, 17 states have enacted 29 bills focused on regulating the design, development and use of artificial intelligence. These bills primarily address two regulatory concerns: data privacy and accountability. Legislatures in California, Colorado and Virginia have led the way in establishing regulatory and compliance frameworks for AI systems.” Other articles in the series include: Artificial Intelligence in the States: Challenges and Guiding Principles for State Leaders and Artificial Intelligence in the States: Harnessing the Power of AI in the Public Sector.

State CIO Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for 2024

“In historic first, digital government services ties with cyber on state CIO’s priorities for 2024,” according to the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. NASCIO released the 2024 State CIO Top 10 Priorities, representing state technology leaders’ top policy and technology priorities for the coming year. The survey represents the votes of 49 state and territory chief information officers (CIOs). According to NASCIO, “Cybersecurity was the only top priority for state CIOs for over ten years.”

Florida’s Uniquely Licensed Occupations

In the 2023 State Occupational Licensing Index, Florida ranks 36th nationally—with first considered the most burdensome. Of the 170 occupations that Florida establishes minimum entry requirements to work, 22 of those require licensure in 20 states or fewer nationally. According to the Knee Regulatory Research Center, Florida remains the only state in the country to issue a separate license for gas line contractors and orthotic fitter assistants.

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