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HF 132

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/17/2019 02:37pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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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;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] STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT USER ACCEPTANCE
TESTING.
new text end

new text begin (a) Any state 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 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 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

new text begin (c) School districts are not local units of government for the purposes of this section.
new text end