OLR Bill Analysis

SB 111 (as amended by House “A”)*

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE TO IMPLEMENT E-GOVERNMENT.

SUMMARY:

This bill modifies the membership of the information and telecommunication systems executive steering committee by removing the comptroller, treasurer, and the chairpersons of the UConn Board of Trustees and the Board of Regents for Higher Education. It adds to the committee 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, (1) advises DAS on its organization and functions regarding information and telecommunications systems and (2) reviews and approves the state's information and telecommunications system strategic plan. The DAS commissioner or a designee chairs the committee.

By law, the DAS commissioner must annually submit a report by October 1 to the governor, OPM secretary, and legislature concerning technology projects, information and telecommunication system expenditures, and opportunities for efficiencies or cost reductions. The bill requires the report to additionally 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) agency clients' feedback and demands 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 bill 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 bill makes technical changes.

*House Amendment “A” replaces the underlying bill, which established a 21-member E-Government Board to (1) facilitate the development and implementation of the state's e-government initiatives and strategies and (2) identify business and customer service needs.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(03/27/2013)