Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session

Parts: A B C D E F G H

Chapter 600

H.P. 1227 - L.D. 1728


Sec. C-1. PL 2009, c. 413, Pt. I, 1 is amended to read:

Sec. I-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, to fulfill strategic and operational objectives as expressed in a memorandum of agreement with each agency. 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 in accordance with such memoranda of agreement. The Chief Information Officer is authorized to identify savings and position eliminations to the Highway Fund and other funds from efficiencies to achieve the savings identified in section 2 of this Part.

The Chief Information Officer is authorized to approve all information technology expenditures from a consolidated account within each agency as provided in memoranda of agreement and this Part. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Budget Officer shall transfer position counts and available balances 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 counts, appropriations and allocations in fiscal years 200910 and 201011. As a result of these financial orders, information technology services that are funded by the Highway Fund must be reflected in future Highway Fund budgets as Highway Fund allocations. An annual reconciliation of actual services rendered against budgeted amounts must be performed. Any savings from annual reconciliations reverts to the Highway Fund as unallocated surplus. The Chief Information Officer annually shall provide the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over transportation matters a report of the annual reconciliation and any transferred amounts. More frequent, more narrowly focused reconciliations may be performed upon request of an agency regarding information technology services specific to that agency, such as application development and maintenance.

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