NJ Politics Digest: State May Go Paperless

A task force will study if going digital will save New Jersey money.

A task force will study if going digital will save New Jersey money. Pixabay

These days a lot of people don’t get paper bank statements or credit card bills mailed to their homes. Now the state might also embrace replacing paper with digital forms. A bill in the state legislature would establish a task force to help put New Jersey government on the path to digital operations.

State Sen. James Beach, a co-sponsor of the legislation, told the Philadelphia Inquirer the move would save money and be environmentally conscious. The task force would study how to mitigate the risks of a paperless system, hardware and software the state would need to implement a paperless approach, cybersecurity needs and which state laws would have to be modified.

If approved, the task force would have a year to study the issue and issue a report.

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NJ Politics Digest: State May Go Paperless