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124th Legislature

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Chapter 571

H.P. 1183 - L.D. 1671

PART C

Sec. C-1. PL 2009, c. 213, Pt. TT, 1 is amended to read:

Sec. TT-1. Consolidation of statewide information technology functions, systems and funding to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The Chief Information Officer shall review the current organizational structure, systems and operations of information technology units to improve organizational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The Chief Information Officer is authorized to manage and operate all information technology systems in the executive branch and to approve all information technology expenditures from a consolidated account within each agency to fulfill strategic and operational objectives as expressed in a memorandum of agreement with each agency. An annual reconciliation of actual services rendered against budgeted amounts will be performed. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Budget Officer shall transfer position counts and available balances where allowable by financial order upon approval of the Governor to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Office of Information Technology for the provision of those services. These transfers are considered adjustments to authorized position count, appropriations and allocations in fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11. The State Budget Officer shall report to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs the transferred amounts no later than January 15, 2010.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Chief Information Officer or the Chief Information Officer's designee shall provide direct oversight and management over statewide technology services and oversight over the technology personnel assigned to information technology services. The Chief Information Officer is authorized to identify savings and position eliminations to the General Fund and other funds from efficiencies to achieve the savings identified in this Part.

Sec. C-2. PL 2009, c. 213, Pt. TT, 3 is enacted to read:

Sec. TT-3. Carrying accounts; technology. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall allow information technology funds to carry forward and shall establish a separate technology account in the consolidated information technology program within each agency to consolidate the funding for those accounts containing information technology funds that currently carry forward.

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