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     2-17-532. Establishment. (1) The department shall establish and maintain appropriate electronic access systems for state agencies to use to provide direct electronic access to information and services by citizens, businesses, and other government entities. State agencies shall establish electronic access systems that meet minimum technical standards established by the department. Agencies involved in communicating information or providing services to the public shall use these systems to provide appropriate information to the public, including but not limited to:
     (a) descriptions of agency functions, including contact information;
     (b) agency program services provided to citizens, businesses, and other government entities;
     (c) environmental assessments;
     (d) rulemaking notices;
     (e) board vacancy notices as required by 2-15-201;
     (f) agency reports mandated by statute;
     (g) parks reports required by 23-1-110;
     (h) requests for bids or proposals; and
     (i) public meeting notices and agendas.
     (2) The purpose of electronic access systems is to encourage the practice of providing for direct citizen, business, and other government entity access to state computerized information and services.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 268, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 166, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 440, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 29, Ch. 313, L. 2001; Sec. 2-17-322, MCA 1999; redes. 2-17-532 by Sec. 44(3), Ch. 313, L. 2001.

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