Information Technology; Governor to appoint Chief Information Officer of VITA, etc. (SB236)
|Signed by Governor|
Information Technology governance in the Commonwealth; the Chief Information Officer; the Information Technology Investment Board; the Department of Technology Management, established; the Information Technology Investment Council, established; and the Council on Technology Services, established.
The bill eliminates the Information Technology Investment Board (ITIB) and replaces it with the Information Technology Investment Council (ITIC), which is established as a policy council under the Governor with the power and duty to (i) approve the recommended technology investment projects report prepared by the Project Management Division; (ii) approve plans for the development, maintenance, and replacement of enterprise and multiagency applications developed by the Council on Technology Services (COTS); and (iii) advise the Secretary of Technology on the termination of major information technology projects. The ITIC is comprised of each Cabinet Secretary, the Directors of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, and three nonlegislative citizen members, all of whom to be appointed by the Governor. The Governor's Chief of Staff serves on the ITIC as chairman.
The bill grants the Governor the power to appoint the Chief Information Officer (CIO), who shall serve as the head of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). The CIO reports to the Secretary of Technology and is responsible, through his role as head of VITA, for planning, developing, and procuring enterprise applications and infrastructure services.
The bill establishes the Department of Technology (DTM) with the power and duty to (i) develop regulations, standards, policies, and guidelines for management of information technology in the Commonwealth; (ii) oversee information technology security, procurements, projects, investments, planning, and budgeting; (iii) report on information technology status and trends in the Commonwealth; and (iv) in consultation with VITA, identify and plan for the information technology needs of the Commonwealth. The Department is led by a Director who is appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the General Assembly, and reports to the CIO. The Department includes the Project Management Division, the Virginia Geographic Information Network, and the Public Safety Communications Division, all of which were previously under the supervision and responsibility of VITA.
The bill establishes the Council on Technology Services (COTS) as a policy council under the Governor with the power and duty to (i) advise the CIO on the application and infrastructure services provided by VITA; (ii) advise the Director of DTM on the development of information technology regulations, standards, policies, and guidelines; the list of recommended technology investment projects and proposed uses of state funds resulting from agency budget reviews; and (iii) develop, for approval by the ITIC, plans for the development, maintenance, and replacement of enterprise and multiagency applications. COTS is comprised of agency representatives from each of the Cabinet Secretaries and the legislative and judicial branches of state government.
The bill creates a new requirement that the Secretary of Technology develop a comprehensive statewide two-year strategic plan for information technology that addresses application and infrastructure needs, the use of information technology across state government, and information security issues. The Secretary is also responsible for the newly created DTM and shall coordinate and resolve any conflicts between DTM and VITA.
The bill contains several enactment clauses, including the provision that no additional funds from the general appropriation act passed by the 2010 Session of the General Assembly shall be used to implement the provisions of this act. Any additional funding necessary to implement the provisions of this act shall be provided from internal service funds maintained by VITA. This bill contains other substantive provisions and includes numerous technical changes necessary to update obsolete references. Amends § 2.2-106, § 2.2-1115.1, § 2.2-1509.3, § 2.2-2005, § 2.2-2009, § 2.2-2012, § 2.2-2013, § 2.2-2015, § 2.2-2019, § 2.2-2020, § 2.2-2021, § 2.2-2023, § 2.2-225, § 2.2-2699.5, § 2.2-2699.6, § 2.2-2699.7, § 23-38.111, § 23-77.4, of the Code of Virginia. View Full Text »
- 01/13/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103312D
- 01/13/2010 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
- 02/01/2010 Assigned GL&T sub: Special on Technology
- 02/02/2010 Impact statement from DPB (SB236)
- 02/10/2010 Committee substitute printed 10105040D-S1
- 02/10/2010 Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/10/2010 Rereferred to Finance
- 02/11/2010 Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/15/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/16/2010 Read second time
- 02/16/2010 Reading of substitute waived
- 02/16/2010 Committee substitute agreed to 10105040D-S1
- 02/16/2010 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB236S1
- 02/16/2010 Emergency clause added
- 02/16/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/16/2010 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/17/2010 Placed on Calendar
- 02/17/2010 Read first time
- 02/17/2010 Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
- 02/24/2010 Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 02/24/2010 Committee substitute printed 10105592D-H1
- 02/25/2010 Read second time
- 02/26/2010 Read third time
- 02/26/2010 Committee substitute agreed to 10105592D-H1
- 02/26/2010 Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB236H1
- 02/26/2010 Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
- 02/26/2010 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 03/02/2010 House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
- 03/02/2010 Title replaced 10105592D-H1
- 03/04/2010 Enrolled
- 03/04/2010 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB236ER)
- 03/04/2010 Impact statement from DPB (SB236ER)
- 03/04/2010 Signed by President
- 03/04/2010 Signed by Speaker
- 03/11/2010 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 145 (effective 7/1/10)
- 03/11/2010 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 145 (effective 3/11/10)
- 03/11/2010 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)
This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute. Click the image of the video to play it.
The following bills are identical duplicates of this one: HB1035.