Bill Summary for H 217 (2019-2020)

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Feb 27 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 217 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2019
AN ACT TO MAKE MISCELLANEOUS AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE STATUTES RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES RELATING TO STATE AGENCY CYBERSECURITY; AMEND VARIOUS STATUTES RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE AND THE 911 BOARD; REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT CABLE SERVICE PROVIDERS MUST PROVIDE CABLE SERVICE WITHOUT CHARGE TO A PUBLIC BUILDING LOCATED WITHIN 125 FEET OF THE PROVIDER'S CABLE SYSTEM; CREATE THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD; REQUIRE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION OF POLICE TELECOMMUNICATORS; AND CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER TO MAKE PERSONNEL DECISIONS RELATING TO EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Intro. by Saine, Jones, K. Hall.

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Amends the duties of the Department of Information Technology (DIT) with respect to state information technology procurement in GS 143B-1350 as follows. Removes requiring convenience contracts to be rebid before termination without extensions and adds the establishment of procedures for state agencies and local government entities to use multiple award schedule contracts. Adds that the procurement of information technology may be conducted using multiple award schedule contracts; such contracts must be periodically updated to include addition or deletion of particular vendors, goods, services, or pricing. 

Amends GS 143B-1362 by deleting the provision requiring DIT to develop standards for determining whether it is more appropriate for an agency to hire an employee or use a vendor, the provision requiring DIT to identify or create positions when a contractor is performing a function that is determined to be more appropriately performed by a state employee, the provision requiring compliance audits, the provision requiring DIT to report on progress towards standardizing information technology personal service contracts, and the provision requiring DIT to adopt rules consistent with the statute. 

Amends GS 143-787 to require the State Chief Information Officer, instead of that Office, to ensure the specified access to the Government Data Analytics Center.

Amends GS 143B-1420 to locate the North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council within DIT instead of the Office of the Governor. 

Amends GS 143B-1353 prohibiting financial interest of officers in sources of information technology supply by adding that the provisions of GS 133-32 (regulation of gifts and favors) apply to the named classes of individuals.

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