RELATING TO THE ORGANIZATION, AUTHORITY, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND THE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION COORDINATING COUNCIL AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Amends GS 143-725 to relocate the North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council (Council), previously located in the Governor’s Office, to the Office of the State Chief Information Officer (CIO) for organizational, budgetary, and administrative purposes. Also locates the Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA) in the CIO, directs the CIO to coordinate geographic information systems (GIS) with the CGIA, instructs the CGIA to oversee new GIS projects and expansion requests, and requires all state agencies to coordinate any GIS initiatives with the CGIA. Amends GS 143-726 to add the Executive Director of the North Carolina 911 Board as a Council member. Makes a conforming change.
Amends GS 147-33.72H to expand the purposes of the Information Technology Fund (Fund), as follows: (1) fund the CGIA; (2) fund the acquisition and management of data layers, according to the Councils priorities; and (3) fund NC OneMap. Allows the Fund to receive private grants and gifts and to include public and matching funds.