SB 506 - This act creates the Show Me Efficient Government Act which modifies and creates new provisions relating to the internal operations of state government.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
This act establishes the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The COO shall, among other things, advise the Governor and the General Assembly on the operations of the executive departments and make recommendations to the Governor, General Assembly, and executive departments as to their organization and operation.
This act requires that all executive department, executive, legislative, and judicial branch, and all other state-owned data centers become consolidated to the State Data Center by October 1, 2018.
This provision is identical to SB 175 (2017) and substantially similar to SB 286 (2015).
The act also permits the Commissioner of the Office of Administration to establish a program which allows political subdivisions to store or host data on the state-owned data center.
STATEWIDE VIDEO PURCHASE FUND
This act establishes the Statewide Video Purchase Fund for the purpose of allowing the Office of Administration to purchase video hardware, video software, and the necessary infrastructure equipment and full-time employees to support, manage, and increase the usage of video conference meetings. The funding for this fund shall come from a transfer of funds by the Commissioner of the Office of Administration of an amount equal to 5% of the funds used by each department and agency of the state for travel expenditures during the previous fiscal year.
The Office of Administration is required to purchase video conferencing hardware and software sufficient to shift a minimum of 5% of meetings held each fiscal year from in person meetings to video conference meetings. The Commissioner shall maintain a contract for the purchase of all computer hardware, software, and services. Such contracts entered into shall require the vendor to maintain a physical facility within the state that allows the testing of hardware and software prior to purchase.
STATEWIDE ENTERPRISE PLAN
The Commissioner is required to direct to the Chief Information Officer to develop a statewide enterprise plan and solution for video security cameras, hardware and software installation, usage, and support for state facilities to be implemented by the director of facilities management.
ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNER
The Commissioner shall develop a review process for procurement or development of an enterprise resource planner to replace the integrated financial, personnel, and payroll system. The State Treasurer is required to produce, in conjunction with the Commissioner, a report and a request for proposals for an enterprise resource planner by February 1, 2018. The final request for proposals shall be released by April 1, 2018.
The Commissioner, with input from the Chief Information Officer, may determine whether a state employee shall receive a physical computer or a virtual desktop. Each department and agency shall be responsible for paying for each virtual desktop and physical computer.
All state departments and agencies are required to use analytics wherever appropriate and are permitted to use any reasonable analytical services. State departments and agencies are further required to share data with other state departments and agencies.
If a state department or agency believes that their data cannot be efficiently analyzed when requested by another state department or agency, the commissioner shall be make a final determination as to whether the data shall be shared.
Under current law, sheriffs, county marshals, or other officers in St. Louis County and St. Louis City are not allowed to charge for their services rendered in cases disposed of by a violations bureau. This act repeals that provision.