SB17-255

SB17-255 - Technology Advancement And Emergency Fund

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the creation of the technology advancement and emergency fund in the office of information technology, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Joint Budget Committee. The bill creates the technology advancement and emergency fund (fund) in the office of information technology (office). Subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly, the office may expend money in the fund to cover one-time costs associated with emergency information technology expenditures, to address deferred maintenance of state agency information technology assets, and to provide additional services to address unforseen service demands.

The bill specifies that if the office uses money in the fund to cover all or any portion of the cost of purchasing or refreshing an asset for a state agency, the asset becomes the property of the office.

The office is required to submit an annual report to the joint budget committee and the joint technology committee, including specified information regarding expenditures from the fund.

The bill directs the state treasurer to transfer $2 million to the fund on July 1, 2017, and on July 1, 2018. In addition, at the end of each fiscal year the state treasurer and the state controller shall transfer any unexpended or unencumbered appropriations that are the result of cost savings by the office to the newly created fund instead of the existing information technology revolving fund.

The bill specifies that the fund is exempt from the limitation on uncommited reserves of a cash fund at the end of a fiscal year.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

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Latest update: April 28, 2017
04/28/2017 - Governor Signed
04/20/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/20/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/19/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/10/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/06/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/06/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/04/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/31/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Appropriations
03/30/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/28/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/27/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations