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House Study Bill 626

SENATE/HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BILL) Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act providing for changes relating to specified aspects of the 2 operation of the department of administrative services. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5396DP 81 5 rn/sh/8 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 8A.204, subsection 3, paragraph g, 1 2 subparagraph (4), Code Supplement 2005, is amended to read as 1 3 follows: 1 4 (4) Review and approval of all requests for proposals 1 5 prior to issuance for all information technology devices, 1 6 hardware acquisition, information technology services, 1 7 software development projects, and information technology 1 8 outsourcing for agencies that exceed the greater of a total 1 9 cost of fifty thousand dollars or a total involvement of seven 1 10 hundred fifty agency staff hours. The board, by majority 1 11 vote, may close a meeting to the public for the purpose of 1 12 considering a request for proposals. However, all board 1 13 actions and decisions regarding a request for proposals shall 1 14 be made in open meetings and appropriately recorded. 1 15 Sec. 2. Section 8A.206, Code Supplement 2005, is amended 1 16 to read as follows: 1 17 8A.206 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS. 1 18 1. The department shall develop, in consultation 1 19 conjunction with the technology governance board, recommended 1 20 shall develop and adopt information technology standards for 1 21 consideration with respect applicable to the procurement of 1 22 information technology by all participating agencies. It is 1 23 the intent of the general assembly that information technology 1 24 standards be established for the purpose of guiding such 1 25 procurements. Such standards, unless waived by the 1 26 department, shall apply to all information technology 1 27 procurements for participating agencies. 1 28 2. The office of the governor or the office of an elective 1 29 constitutional or statutory officer shall consult with the 1 30 department prior to procuring information technology and 1 31 consider the information technology standards recommended 1 32 adopted by the department, and provide a written report to the 1 33 department relating to the office's decision regarding such 1 34 acquisitions. 1 35 Sec. 3. Section 8A.504, subsection 1, paragraph d, Code 2 1 Supplement 2005, is amended to read as follows: 2 2 d. "State agency" means a board, commission, department, 2 3 including the department of administrative services, or other 2 4 administrative office or unit of the state of Iowa or any 2 5 other state entity reported in the Iowa comprehensive annual 2 6 financial report, or a political subdivision of the state, or 2 7 an office or unit of a political subdivision. "State agency" 2 8 does include the clerk of the district court as it relates to 2 9 the collection of a qualifying debt. "State agency" does not 2 10 include the general assembly, or the governor, or any 2 11 political subdivision of the state, or its offices and units. 2 12 EXPLANATION 2 13 This bill provides for changes relating to the operation of 2 14 the department of administrative services. The bill provides 2 15 for an exception to the open meetings law for meetings of the 2 16 technology governance board in which requests for proposals 2 17 are being discussed or reviewed prior to issuance, if 2 18 conducting a closed meeting is approved by a majority vote of 2 19 the board. The bill provides, however, that all board actions 2 20 and decisions regarding a request for proposals shall be made 2 21 in an open meeting and appropriately recorded. The requests 2 22 for proposals subject to this provision, pursuant to Code 2 23 section 8A.204, subsection 3, paragraph "g", relate to 2 24 information technology devices, hardware acquisition, 2 25 information technology services, software development 2 26 projects, and information technology outsourcing for agencies 2 27 that exceed the greater of a total cost of $50,000 or a total 2 28 involvement of 750 agency staff hours. 2 29 The bill also provides for the elimination of inconsistent 2 30 language regarding the development and adoption of information 2 31 technology standards by the department and the board, and the 2 32 standards' application. 2 33 Additionally, the bill includes political subdivisions 2 34 within the definition of "state agency" for purposes of 2 35 establishing a debt collection setoff procedure for collection 3 1 of debts owed to the state or its agencies. Currently, 3 2 political subdivisions are specifically excluded from the 3 3 definition. 3 4 LSB 5396DP 81 3 5 rn:nh/sh/8
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