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Mitigate Future State Technology Debt

Concerning mechanisms to manage technology life-cycle costs.
2024 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Joint Budget Committee. On or before December 31, 2024, the governor's office of information technology (office) is required to promulgate rules that define technology debt. In defining technology debt, the office may describe technology debt as an information technology system or asset characterized by to establish a technology life-cycle plan. The rules may consider information security risk, infrastructure risk, operating cost misalignment, productivity cost misalignment, or talent depreciation in connection with an information technology system or asset .

For every appropriation for an information technology capital project in the information technology capital section of the annual general appropriation act for the 2025-26 state fiscal year and each state fiscal year thereafter, the bill requires the general assembly to set aside additional funding for information technology annual depreciation-lease equivalent payments.

On or before November 1, 2025, and on or before November 1 of each year thereafter, the office is required to submit a report to the joint budget committee and the joint technology committee that provides an estimate of the state's technology debt, as defined by rules promulgated by the office pursuant to the bill technical debt environment .

For each cash fund from which money is appropriated for an information technology capital project, the principal department responsible for the accounting related to the fund is required to identify in the fund balance report an information technology capital reserve, which consists of an amount equal to the depreciation of the depreciable components of the information technology capital project, based on the depreciation period.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details