With exceptions for the departments of law, state, and the treasury, an executive branch agency and, for a project that is state-funded only, a state-supported institution of higher education is required to submit a budget request for an information technology project to the joint technology committee (JTC) as part of the budget process. In addition, the joint budget committee (JBC) may ask the JTC to review any budget request for an information technology project that was not required to be submitted to the JTC and instead was submitted directly to the JBC.
The act clarifies that a review by the JTC as requested by the JBC may include a request for an information technology project submitted to the JBC by the legislative or judicial department, the department of law, the department of state, or the department of the treasury. The act requires the JTC to oversee any such information technology project that receives an appropriation from the information technology account (account) within the capital construction fund.
The act also clarifies that the general assembly may appropriate money in the account for information technology projects that are not subject to review by the JTC and instead are submitted directly to the JBC by the legislative or judicial department, the department of law, the department of state, or the department of the treasury.
APPROVED by Governor March 3, 2023
EFFECTIVE March 3, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)