Bill Summary for S 312 (2015-2016)

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Mar 17 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 312 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 17, 2015
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR FLEET MANAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO CONTRACT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PILOT PROJECT TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF USING TELEMATICS IN STATE-OWNED MOTOR VEHICLES.
Intro. by Bingham.

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Requires the Department of Administration's Division of Motor Fleet Management (Division), in consultation with the School of Government and in collaboration with any state agency deemed necessary, to contract with a third party to implement a pilot project to test the effectiveness and efficiency of telematics, by October 1, 2015. Telematics is defined as the integrated use of telecommunications and information technology in motor vehicles to allow monitoring of motor vehicles within a motor fleet. Specifies requirements that must be met by the pilot project, including specifications for the vehicles included in the sample, that the project last for two years, and that the Department of Administration (Department) inform all state agencies with vehicles included in the pilot program of the general requirements and goals of the pilot project. Requires the Division to submit an interim report on the status of the pilot project to the Joint Legislative Committee on Governmental Operations and to the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly by December 1, 2016, and submit to those same entities a final report on the project by December 1, 2017. Specifies items that must be included in the report. 

Requires the Department, upon selection of a vehicle for inclusion in the pilot program, to notify the agency to which the vehicle is assigned that the vehicle will be participating in the pilot program and requires agencies to cooperate with the Division in implementing the pilot program, abide by any policies developed as part of the pilot program, and not tamper or interfere with the pilot program.

Requires the Division to provide all data generated under the pilot program to the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly. Requires the Program Evaluation Division to conduct a return on investment analysis of the pilot program and present the analysis results to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee by December 1, 2017.

Requires that $68,000 of the funds appropriated to the Motor Fleet Management Fund for 2015‑16 be used to enter into the required contract.

Effective July 1, 2015.

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