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.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 5th edition.
Makes an organizational change to proposed subsection (g) of GS 143B-1406, which requires every local government to participate in the 911 system, instead enacting the proposed provisions in new subsection (h).
Adds the following provisions.
Effective January 1, 2020, repeals GS 66-360, which requires cable providers operating under a State-issued franchise to provide cable service at no charge to certain public buildings, upon request of a county or city.
Enacts GS 143B-1337, establishing the Information Technology Strategy Board (Board) in the Department of Technology, with eleven voting members and one nonvoting member. Details Board membership, terms, appointment, and reimbursement, as well as Board meetings and staff. Prohibits Board members from being employed by or serving on the board of directors or other corporate governing body of any vendor providing information systems, computer hardware, computer software, or telecommunications goods or services to the State. Enumerates seven powers and duties of the Board, including (1) to advise the State Chief Information Officer (State CIO) on policies and procedures to develop, review, and update the Sate Information Technology Plan; (2) to establish committees to identify and share industry best practices and new developments and to identify existing State information technology problems and deficiencies; and (3) to develop and maintain a five-year prioritization plan for future business system technology projects. Requires the Board to adopt bylaws, meet at least quarterly, and to annually report to the specified NCGA committee and division by January 1 of each year, as specified.
Enacts GS 17E-7(c2) to explicitly require any person employed as a telecommunicator by a municipal police agency to meet all of the requirements for telecommunicators set forth in GS Chapter 17E, as amended, effective July 1, 2021.
Enacts GS 126-5(c15) to authorize the State CIO to (1) classify or reclassify positions of the Department of Information Technology (DIT) according to the classification system established by the State Human Resources Commission (SHRC) so long as the employee meets the minimum requirements for classification and (2) set salaries for DIT employees within the salary ranges for the respective position classifications established by the SHRC.
Makes conforming changes to the act's effective date provisions and the act's long title.
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