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Title Procurement Of Information Technology Resources
Status Governor Signed (06/08/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
T. Bernett (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 03/29/2022

Joint Technology Committee. Current law states that the office
of information technology (office) may initiate the procurement of
information technology (IT) resources for state agencies and participate
in other activities related to IT procurement on behalf of a state agency.
The bill requires the office to initiate the procurement of IT resources and
requires the office to participate in other IT procurement-related activities

on behalf of a state agency; except that a state agency may initiate
solicitations and contracts for IT resources with prior approval of the
The bill specifies that the money in the existing technology risk
prevention and response fund (fund) is continuously appropriated to the
office for the purposes of the fund. The bill allows the office to contribute
money to the fund from the operations and maintenance fees associated
with the billing practices of the office.
The bill requires any money appropriated from the general fund to
the office or a state agency for the procurement of IT resources or
projects that is unexpended or unencumbered at the end of a fiscal year
as a result of savings achieved in connection with such procurement to be
transferred to the fund.
For every appropriation in the information technology capital
section and the operating agency budget section of the annual general
appropriation act for the 2023-24 state fiscal year and each state fiscal
year thereafter, the bill requires the general assembly to set aside
additional funding for annual depreciation-lease equivalent payments.
In addition, the bill specifies that a contract for the licensing of
software applications that are designed to run on generally available
desktop or server hardware cannot limit a governmental body's ability to
install or run the software on the hardware of the governmental body's

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