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16E.05 Government information access.

Subdivision 1. Duties. The office, in consultation with interested persons, shall:

(1) coordinate statewide efforts by units of state and local government to plan for and develop a system for providing access to government services;

(2) make recommendations to facilitate coordination and assistance of demonstration projects; and

(3) explore ways and means to improve citizen and business access to public services, including implementation of technological improvements.

Subd. 2. Approval of state agency initiatives. A state agency shall coordinate with the office when implementing a new initiative for providing electronic access to state government information.

Subd. 3. Capital investment. No state agency may propose or implement a capital investment plan for a state office building unless:

(1) the agency has developed a plan for increasing telecommuting by employees who would normally work in the building, or the agency has prepared a statement describing why such a plan is not practicable; and

(2) the plan or statement has been reviewed by the office.

HIST: 1997 c 202 art 3 s 11

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