PA 13-91—SB 111

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF E-GOVERNMENT

SUMMARY: This act modifies the membership of the information and telecommunication systems executive steering committee. It (1) removes the comptroller, treasurer, and the chairpersons of the UConn Board of Trustees and the Board of Regents for Higher Education and (2) adds the secretary of the state (or a designee) and up to four commissioners (or their designees) of executive branch agencies, jointly appointed by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) secretary and Department of Administrative Services (DAS) commissioner. By law, the committee, among other things, must (1) advise DAS on its organization and functions regarding information and telecommunications systems and (2) review and approve the state's information and telecommunications system strategic plan. The DAS commissioner or a designee chairs the committee.

Under existing law, the DAS commissioner must annually submit a report by October 1 to the governor, OPM secretary, and legislature on technology projects, information and telecommunication system expenditures, and opportunities for efficiencies or cost reductions. The act requires the report to also identify the efforts of DAS's Division of Information Technology and executive branch agencies in using e-government solutions to deliver state services and conduct state programs, including (1) feedback and demands from the agencies' clients and (2) plans to address these concerns with online solutions, when determined to be feasible by the agencies. It requires agencies to submit to the DAS commissioner all plans, documents, and other information he requests for developing the report. The act also specifies that the report must be submitted to the Appropriations, Government Administration and Elections, and Program Review and Investigations committees, rather than the legislature as a whole.

Lastly, the act makes technical changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

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