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16E.09 Technology enterprise fund.

Subdivision 1. Fund established. A technology enterprise fund is established. Money deposited in the fund is appropriated to the commissioner of administration for the purpose of funding technology projects among government entities that promote cooperation, innovation, and shared use of technology and technology standards, and electronic government services. Savings generated by information technology and communications projects may be deposited in the fund upon agreement by the commissioner of administration and the executive of the government entity generating the funds. The transfer of funds between state agencies is subject to the approval of the commissioner of finance. The commissioner of finance shall notify the chairs of the committees funding the affected state agencies of the transfers. Funds are available until June 30, 2005.

Subd. 2. Technology enterprise board. A technology enterprise board is established to advise the state chief information officer, the office of technology, the governor, the executive branch, and the legislature regarding information technology funding and expenditures from the technology enterprise fund. The board shall consist of up to 18 members representing public and private entities with general expertise in information technology and telecommunications initiatives and planning. The state chief information officer shall act as chair and the office of technology shall provide necessary staff support. Nonlegislator members shall be appointed by the governor, including one nominee representing the state executive council, one nominee representing the supreme court, and one nominee representing the higher education advisory council; and seven at-large members representing the private sector with experience in business. The speaker of the house of representatives and the senate subcommittee on committees shall each appoint two legislators to the board. Legislator members serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Membership terms, compensation, and removal of nonlegislator board members are governed by section 15.059, except that terms are three years and the board expires on June 30, 2005.

Subd. 3. Report to legislature. By February 1 each year, the commissioner of administration shall report to the chairs of the finance committees in the senate and house of representatives with jurisdiction over governmental operations on expenditures and activities under this section.

Subd. 4. Expiration. This section expires June 30, 2005.

HIST: 1Sp2001 c 10 art 2 s 48

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