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HF 132

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/15/2019 06:07pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; requiring involvement in user acceptance testing of
new information technology business software; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16E.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [16E.031] USER ACCEPTANCE TESTING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin As used in this section:
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new text begin (1) "primary user" means an employee or agent of a state agency or local unit of
government who uses an information technology business software application to perform
an official function; and
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new text begin (2) "local unit of government" does not include a school district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin User acceptance testing. new text end

new text begin (a) A state agency implementing a new information
technology business software application or new business software application functionality
that significantly impacts the operations of a primary user must provide opportunities for
user acceptance testing, unless the testing is deemed not feasible or necessary by the relevant
agency commissioner, in consultation with the chief information officer and representatives
of the primary user.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements in paragraph (a) do not apply to routine software upgrades or
application changes that are primarily intended to comply with federal law, rules, or
regulations.
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