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File #: 21-4640    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Commercial Paper Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/3/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of a Preliminary Investment Memo for Universal Services for the eCitation with Digital Signatures project for $200,000 and commercial paper funding in the initial amount of $200,000, contingent upon project approval.
Attachments: 1. 21-4640 eCitation.pdf
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Department: Universal Services

Department Head/Elected Official: Rick Noriega, Executive Director & CIO


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

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? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Commercial Paper

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of a Preliminary Investment Memo for Universal Services for the eCitation with Digital Signatures project for $200,000 and commercial paper funding in the initial amount of $200,000, contingent upon project approval.
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Background and Discussion:
Currently, with Supereon, Law Enforcement (LE) officers in the field complete electronic citations. The LE officer prints the citation for signature by the offender. The LE officer signs and submits a paper copy of the citation to the Justice Courts. With digital signatures, the offender and LE officer both sign the citation digitally rather than printing the citation and applying a "wet signature" or physically marking the citation. The LE officer would then be able to submit the e-citation directly to the Justice Courts. The digitally signed citation can be secured and not altered in any way that would invalidate it, making it more secure than a "wet signature".

No CP has been allocated to this project.

Expected Impact:
This project improves and automates LE processing of citations. eCitations would reduce time spent by the Justice Courts processing paper copies of the citations by providing a way to directly upload the citation data into the Harris County Law Enforcement Records Management System (RMS) and the Justice of the Peace case management system. This efficiency provides opportunities for lost fine & fee collections (tickets dismissed due to signed citation copies not being turned in) for Harris County due to quick synchronization and submission of data wireslessly.



Alternative Options:
Alterative would be to keep the current c...

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