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501.1.    Scope.
501.2.    Definitions.

§ 501.1. Scope.

 This part applies to all computer systems established and maintained by the LDPC under the act.

§ 501.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The act of December 10, 1968 (P. L. 1158, No. 365) (46 P. S. § §  71.1—71.6).

   Address—A unique, assigned location of a server or file on an intranet or the Internet.

   Agency or entity—A body or office that contains users.

   Bipartisan Management Committee—The Bipartisan Management Committee created under the act of January 10, 1968 (P. L. 925 (1967), No. 417) (46 P. S. § §  42.101—42.163), referred to as the Legislative Officers and Employes Law.

   Committee—The Legislative Data Processing Committee created under the act.

   Executive Director—The Executive Director of the LDPC.

   Internet—A global system of interconnected computer networks based upon TCP/IP networking protocols.

   Knowingly—Acting with respect to conduct when the person is aware of the true nature and circumstances of an event and is further aware that a certain result will be caused by the person’s conduct.

   LDPC—The Legislative Data Processing Center created under the act.

   Legislative Intranet—The private, protected network maintained by the LDPC to share legislative and related information and computing resources among members, staff and legislative service agencies of the General Assembly and other persons the Committee with the approval of the Senate Committee on Management Operations and the Bipartisan Management Committee deems appropriate. The term includes the part of the private, protected network that is accessed by offices of State government under section 2(1.1) of the act (46 P. S. §  71.2(1.1)).

   Legislative service agency—A nonpartisan body or office created by statute or otherwise to provide services to the General Assembly.

   Link—An element of the HyperText Transfer Protocol (http), or a successor protocol, that enables rapid navigation from one file or address to another file or address.

   Network—A series of computers interconnected by communication paths.

   Senate Committee on Management Operations—The Senate Committee on Management Operations created under the act of January 10, 1968 (P. L. 925 (1967), No. 417), referred to as the Legislative Officers and Employes Law.

   Server—A computer that provides network and file sharing services.

   Service—Deployment and maintenance of computer hardware and software by the LDPC through which a user connects to the Internet.

   User—A person who connects to the Internet using the service.

   World Wide Web—A part of the Internet based on http, or a successor protocol, through which clients and servers communicate.

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