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HF 2774

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2018 04:19pm

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; establishing a legislative commission on state
information technology services; requiring appointments; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [3.8845] LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON STATE INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Established. new text end

new text begin The Legislative Commission on State Information
Technology Services is established to oversee the work of the Office of MN.IT Services
and the information technology infrastructure, spending, and security programs of state
agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The commission consists of four senators appointed by the
senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration and
four members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house. Two
members from each chamber must be from the majority party in that chamber, and two
members from each chamber must be from the minority party in that chamber. Each
appointing authority must make appointments as soon as possible after the beginning of the
regular legislative session in the odd-numbered year. In making appointments, priority must
be given to members with a demonstrated interest in or a history of working in information
technology or related fields.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commission must appoint up to two additional nonvoting members of the
commission. Nonvoting members serve a four-year term, may not be current state employees,
elected officials, or registered lobbyists and must have broad-based private sector professional
experience in information technology systems and security, including knowledge of
remediation techniques to address security threats. Nonvoting members appointed under
this paragraph may be compensated as provided by section 15.059, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Terms; vacancies. new text end

new text begin Members of the commission serve for terms beginning upon
appointment and ending at the beginning of the regular legislative session in the next
odd-numbered year. The appropriate appointing authority must fill a vacancy for the
remainder of the unexpired term.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Officers; meetings. new text end

new text begin (a) The commission must elect a chair and may elect other
officers as it deems necessary. The chair alternates between a member of the senate and a
member of the house of representatives in January of each odd-numbered year. The ranking
representative from the majority party appointed to the commission must convene the first
meeting of a biennium by February 15 in each odd-numbered year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commission must regularly conduct meetings at times and places designated by
the chair. Meetings are subject to section 3.055, provided that the commission, by majority
vote, may close a meeting to discuss specific components of information technology security
programs or other services that may constitute security information under section 13.37.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin Legislative staff must provide administrative and research assistance to
the commission. The Legislative Coordinating Commission may, if funding is available,
appoint staff to provide specialized research or technical assistance as requested by the
commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Assistance of state agencies. new text end

new text begin At the commission's request, the state's chief
information officer, or a designee, must regularly appear and assist the commission in its
work. The commission may additionally request information or assistance from any state
office or agency as necessary to carry out its duties. State agencies must promptly provide
any information or data requested by the commission.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The commission must monitor, review, and make recommendations
as applicable to the Office of MN.IT Services, another state agency, or the legislature on:
new text end

new text begin (1) emerging issues and technologies related to information technology programs and
security policy in state government, including methods of financing the programs and
policies, and the impact of aging or obsolete information technology systems on the state's
ability to provide efficient and secure programs and services;
new text end

new text begin (2) legislative and executive branch proposals related to the structure or operation of the
Office of MN.IT Services; and
new text end

new text begin (3) legislative and executive branch proposals that provide new or substantially modified
duties related to a state agency's information technology program, or delivery of services
through that program, including those that require new or upgraded information technology
infrastructure or that require a substantial increase in an agency's expenses for information
technology.
new text end

new text begin (b) A copy of all recommendations adopted by the commission, regardless of the entity
to which the recommendation is directed, must be submitted to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over state government
finance within 30 days of the recommendations' adoption.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The commission expires June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. Initial
appointments to the commission must be made no later than July 1, 2018. The ranking
representative from the majority party must convene the first meeting of the commission
no later than August 1, 2018.
new text end