SB 994 - This act creates several new provisions providing for the modernization of technology used by state departments and agencies.
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, 2019.
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.
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 Administration and the State Budget Director 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 State Auditor may perform an audit to ensure compliance with this requirement.
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.
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 November 1, 2018. The final request for proposals shall be released by January 1, 2019.
The Commissioner and 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.
The Commissioner is required to direct 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.
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.
This act establishes the position of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). The CIO is responsible for originating new ideas and also recognizing innovative ideas generated by other people.
The act requires the Division of Adult Institutions within the Department of Corrections to implement a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic scheduling and timekeeping system no later than January 1, 2019.
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. Furthermore, the act permits the MODEX fund to accept funds from federal, state, local, and private entities that utilize the information from MODEX to fight fraud and other activities that are in the best interest of law enforcement, state government, or the taxpayers of Missouri.
This act is substantially similar to HCS/HB 1432 (2018) and similar to SB 506 (2017).