Private Entities Use State Telecommunications Network
State telecommunications network - private entities authorized to use network through public-private partnerships accepted by the chief information officer - required distribution of any lease revenues. The act authorizes private entities to use the state telecommunications network through public-private partnerships considered, evaluated, and accepted by the chief information officer and relocates laws related to the state telecommunications network from the department of public safety's statutes to the statutes regarding telecommunications coordination within state government. The act also specifies that any lease revenues from public-private partnerships must be credited 75% to the public safety communications trust fund for improvements to the state telecommunications network and 25% to the public school capital construction assistance fund for technology grants.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)