House Bill No. 22
Introduced By kottel
By Request of the Joint Interim Subcommittee on State Management Systems
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act expanding the membership and duties of the state information technology advisory council to include local government members and to provide a forum for technological matters involving both state agencies and local governments; and amending section
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
Section 1. Section 2-17-502, MCA, is amended to read:
"2-17-502. State information technology advisory council. (1) The department of administration shall create a state information technology advisory council under 2-15-122.
(2) The members of the advisory council must be selected from a diverse group in order to adequately represent the interests of state agencies, including the university system, and local governments.
(3) In addition to the advisory functions assigned by the department, the
information technology advisory council shall
review statewide information and data processing policies, make recommendations regarding the application of new
information processing technology in state government, and advise the department on long-term strategic planning for the
use of information processing technology in state government.
(4) The advisory council shall also provide a forum to:
(a) guide state agencies and local governments in the development and deployment of intergovernmental information resources;
(b) encourage cooperative efforts among state agencies and local governments in the development of information resources;
(c) develop and recommend to the department standards and policies for intergovernmental information resources; and
(d) advise the department in the development of cooperative contracts for the purchase of information resources."