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Senate Bill No. 111

Public Act No. 13-91

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 4d-12 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of Administrative Services may establish such committees as he deems necessary to advise the commissioner in carrying out the purposes of sections 4d-1 to 4d-5, inclusive, section 4d-7 and sections 4d-11 to 4d-14, inclusive.

(b) There is established an information and telecommunication systems executive steering committee consisting of the following members or their designees: The Commissioner of Administrative Services, the Secretary of the State and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management [, the Comptroller, the Treasurer and the chairperson of the board of trustees of each constituent unit of the state system of higher education, or their designees] and not more than four other members who are commissioners of an executive branch state agency, appointed jointly by the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. The Commissioner of Administrative Services, or a designee, shall serve as chairperson of the committee. The Department of Administrative Services shall serve as staff to the committee. The committee shall (1) review and approve or disapprove the annual information and telecommunication systems strategic plan developed under section 4d-7, state agency estimates of expenditure requirements for information and telecommunication systems established under section 4d-11, and major telecommunication initiatives, (2) review, in consultation with the Department of Administrative Services, and approve or disapprove variances to (A) the list of approved architectural components for information and telecommunication systems for state agencies, (B) the strategic plan, and (C) appropriations for information and telecommunication systems, and (3) advise the Department of Administrative Services on the organization and functions of the department in regards to information and telecommunication systems. The committee shall submit a report on each approved variance to the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a. Such report shall include the reasons for the variance and the results of a cost-benefit analysis on the variance.

Sec. 2. Section 4d-14 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Not later than October first, annually, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, (1) the updated strategic plan established under section 4d-7, and (2) a report on the activities of the Department of Administrative Services and cost savings and improvements in the efficiency of information and telecommunication systems of state agencies, which are attributable to the efforts of said department.

(b) Not later than October first, annually, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and government administration and the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee, (1) specifying the actual expenditures of each state agency for the last completed fiscal year for information and telecommunication systems, (2) identifying all technology projects on which the Division of Information Technology is working or that the division plans to undertake, (3) identifying the efforts of the Division of Information Technology and of executive branch state agencies to use e-government solutions to deliver state services and conduct state programs, including the feedback and demands of clients of such agencies received by such agencies and such agencies' plans to address client concerns by using online solutions, when determined feasible by such agencies, (4) specifying potential opportunities for increasing the efficiency or reducing the costs of the state's information and telecommunication systems, and [(4) including] (5) outlining a plan to realize such opportunities.

(c) Each state agency shall submit to the Commissioner of Administrative Services all plans, documents and other information requested by the commissioner for the development of the report described in subsection (b) of this section.

Approved June 6, 2013