Rep. Claeys Appointed to Joint Committee on Information Technology
Salina, Kans. -- Representative J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) received an appointment to the Joint Committee on Information Technology as the single selection of the Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, Ron Ryckman, Jr. (R-Olathe). The committee is made up of five members of the House of Representatives and five members of the Senate.
The Joint Committee on Information Technology is established by statute to study the use of technology by state agencies and review new governmental computer hardware and software acquisition proposed by state agencies. The committee reviews implementation plans, including all information technology project budget estimates and three-year strategic information technology plans that are submitted to the joint committee to study the progress and results of all newly implemented governmental computer hardware and software, information storage, transmission, processing and telecommunications technologies.
The appointment to the joint committee is in addition to Rep. Claeys' current committee assignments in the House of Representatives. Rep. Claeys serves as Chairman of the House Transportation & Public Safety Budget Committee, and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Labor & Economic Development.
Rep Claeys is a native of Salina and a graduate of Kansas State University. He is the son of Joe and Judy Claeys of Salina.