SB 1082 Creates the Division of Network Efficiency within the Office of Administration
Sponsor:Childers Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3487S.02I Fiscal Note:3487-02
Committee:Economic Development, Tourism & Local Government
Last Action:02/11/04 - Hearing Conducted S Economic Development, Tourism & Journal page:
Local Government Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1082 - This act pertains to state communications/telecommunications network efficiency and a state commission to handle all communication policies and funds. The breakdown of the act is as follows:

The Division of Network Efficiency is created within the Office of Administration. The appointment of a director comes from the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The purpose of the division is laid out (Section 8.1105).

Prior to fiscal year 2006, the division is to conduct an analysis of existing state telecommunications network capabilities and utilize those findings to implement a telecommunications network plan for all public governmental bodies within the state (Section 8.1110).

In fiscal year 2006 and after, the division shall have the sole responsibility of providing network access to those public governmental bodies and ensuring the most effective and efficient network configuration available. Procedural guidelines for agencies and the division are laid out here (Section 8.1115).

Periodic reevaluations of the state telecommunications network plan shall occur based on technological advances, cost benefit analysis, the addition of new public governmental facilities (Section 8.1120).

Annual reporting requirements are laid out (Section 8.1125).

The Telecommunications Network Efficiency Account is created, consisting of funds appropriated by the General Assembly, other moneys received from federal funds, gifts, donations, and other designated money (Section 8.1135).

All moneys appropriated and received shall be paid to and deposited in the account (Section 8.1140).

Moneys in the account shall be available by the division to carry out appropriate provisions (Section 8.1145).

Any unexpended money within the account shall not be transferred to the ordinary revenue funds of the state (Section 8.1150).

The State Communications Commission is created and detailed. Membership information, term limits, the appointment of a chairman, and advisory staff are all laid out here. The duty of the Commission shall be to coordinate and implement communication infrastructure for the state including but not limited to, network capability, interoperable communications and public safety communication initiatives. The Commission shall have the authority to establish state-wide policies with regard to state communication infrastructure (Section 8.1155).

The temporary appointment of a chairman when Governor- appointed chairman is sick or absent (Section 8.1158).

The State Communications Trust Fund is created, a fund created to enhance the capacity and the ability of Missouri to create and maintain an effective and efficient statewide communication infrastructure. Moneys in the fund are to be used exclusively to carry out provisions in this act and shall be held separate and apart from all other public moneys of the state. Under this act, all funds provided by the federal government or any other source, for communication initiatives shall be placed in this account, subject to the Commission's discretion and disbursement (Section 8.1160).

Annual reporting requirements are detailed (Section 8.1165).

The Missouri sunset provisions shall not apply to these provisions.