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SF 316

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/20/2019 09:19am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; requiring involvement in user acceptance testing
from local units of governments impacted by new information technology business
software; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 168.33, by adding a
subdivision; 171.061, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [15.996] LOCAL GOVERNMENT USER ACCEPTANCE TESTING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin "Agency" as used in this section means any state officer,
employee, board, commission, authority, department, entity, or organization of the executive
branch of state government, including the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin User acceptance testing. new text end

new text begin (a) An agency implementing a new information
technology business software application or new business software application functionality
that significantly impacts the operations of local units of government or agents of, or
contractors working on behalf of, local units of government must provide opportunities for
local government representative involvement in user acceptance testing, unless the testing
is deemed not feasible or necessary by the relevant agency commissioner, in consultation
with representatives of local units of government and the chief information officer.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements in paragraph (a) only apply to new software applications and new
software application functionality where local units of government or agents of, or contractors
working on behalf of, local units of government will be primary users, as determined by
the relevant agency head in consultation with representatives of local units of government
and the chief information officer. 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.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.33, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin User acceptance testing. new text end

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

new text begin (b) The requirements in paragraph (a) only apply to new software applications and new
software application functionality where deputy registrars will be primary users, as
determined by the relevant agency head in consultation with representatives of deputy
registrars and the chief information officer. 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.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "agency" means any state officer, employee, board,
commission, authority, department, entity, or organization of the executive branch of state
government, including the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.061, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin User acceptance testing. new text end

new text begin (a) An agency implementing a new information
technology business software application or new business software application functionality
that significantly impacts the operations of driver's license agents must provide opportunities
for driver's license agents to be involved in user acceptance testing, unless the testing is
deemed not feasible or necessary by the relevant agency commissioner, in consultation with
representatives of driver's license agents and the chief information officer.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements in paragraph (a) only apply to new software applications and new
software application functionality where driver's license agents will be primary users, as
determined by the relevant agency head in consultation with representatives of driver's
license agents and the chief information officer. 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.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "agency" means any state officer, employee, board,
commission, authority, department, entity, or organization of the executive branch of state
government, including the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
new text end