CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2814
1992 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 7, 1992
Yeas 96 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 5, 1992
Yeas 44 Nays 4
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2814 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
President of the Senate
Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2814
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
Passed Legislature - 1992 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives H. Sommers, Silver, Anderson, Locke and Winsley; by request of Department of Information Services and Office of Financial Management)
Read first time 02/11/92.
AN ACT Relating to state information resources; amending RCW 43.105.017, 43.105.032, 43.105.047, 43.105.052, 43.105.057, 43.131.353, and 43.131.354; adding a new section to chapter 43.88 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 43.105 RCW; creating a new section; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. STATE STRATEGIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN AND PERFORMANCE REPORT. (1) The department shall prepare a state strategic information technology plan which shall establish a state-wide mission, goals, and objectives for the use of information technology. The plan shall be developed in accordance with the standards and policies established by the board and shall be submitted to the board for review, modification as necessary, and approval. The department shall seek the advice of the board in the development of this plan.
The plan approved under this section shall be updated as necessary and submitted to the governor and the chairs and ranking minority members of the appropriations committees of the senate and the house of representatives.
(2) The department shall prepare a biennial state performance report on information technology based on agency performance reports required under section 2 of this act and other information deemed appropriate by the department. The report shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) An evaluation of performance relating to information technology;
(b) An assessment of progress made toward implementing the state strategic information technology plan;
(c) An analysis of the success or failure, feasibility, progress, costs, and timeliness of implementation of major information technology projects under section 4 of this act;
(d) Identification of benefits, cost avoidance, and cost savings generated by major information technology projects developed under section 4 of this act; and
(e) An inventory of state information services, equipment, and proprietary software.
Copies of the report shall be distributed biennially to the governor and the chairs and ranking minority members of the appropriations committees of the senate and the house of representatives.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. AGENCY STRATEGIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN AND PERFORMANCE REPORT. (1) Each agency shall develop an agency strategic information technology plan which establishes agency goals and objectives regarding the development and use of information technology. Plans shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) A statement of the agency's mission, goals, and objectives for information technology;
(b) An explanation of how the agency's mission, goals, and objectives for information technology support and conform to the state strategic information technology plan developed under section 1 of this act;
(c) Projects and resources required to meet the objectives of the plan; and
(d) Where feasible, estimated schedules and funding required to implement identified projects.
(2) Plans developed under subsection (1) of this section shall be submitted to the department for review and forwarded along with the department's recommendations to the board for review and approval. The board may reject, require modification to, or approve plans as deemed appropriate by the board. Plans submitted under this subsection shall be updated and submitted for review and approval as necessary.
(3) Each agency shall prepare and submit to the department a biennial performance report. The report shall include:
(a) An evaluation of the agency's performance relating to information technology;
(b) An assessment of progress made toward implementing the agency strategic information technology plan; and
(c) An inventory of agency information services, equipment, and proprietary software.
(4) The department, with the approval of the board, shall establish standards, elements, form, and format for plans and reports developed under this section.
(5) The board may exempt any agency from any or all of the requirements of this section.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. REVIEW OF FUNDING REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. Upon request of the office of financial management, the department shall evaluate agency budget requests for major information technology projects identified under section 4 of this act. The department shall submit recommendations for funding all or part of such requests to the office of financial management.
The department, with the advice and approval of the office of financial management, shall establish criteria for the evaluation of agency budget requests under this section. Criteria shall include, but not be limited to: Feasibility of the proposed projects, consistency with state and agency strategic information technology plans, consistency with agency goals and objectives, costs, and benefits.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. PLANNING AND FUNDING OF MAJOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS. (1) The department, with the approval of the board, shall establish standards and policies governing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of major information technology projects. The standards and policies shall:
(a) Establish criteria to identify projects which are subject to this section. Such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, significant anticipated cost, complexity, or state-wide significance of the project; and
(b) Establish a model process and procedures which agencies shall follow in developing and implementing project plans. Agencies may propose, for approval by the department, a process and procedures unique to the agency. The department may accept or require modification of such agency proposals or the department may reject such agency proposals and require use of the model process and procedures established under this subsection. Any process and procedures developed under this subsection shall require (i) distinct and identifiable phases upon which funding may be based, (ii) user validation of products through system demonstrations and testing of prototypes and deliverables, and (iii) other elements identified by the board.
Project plans and any agreements established under such plans shall be approved and mutually agreed upon by the director, the director of financial management, and the head of the agency proposing the project.
The director may terminate a major project if the director determines that the project is not meeting or is not expected to meet anticipated performance standards.
(2) The office of financial management shall establish policies and standards governing the funding of projects developed under this section. The policies and standards shall provide for:
(a) Funding of a project under terms and conditions mutually agreed to by the director, the director of financial management, and the head of the agency proposing the project. However, the office of financial management may require incremental funding of a project on a phase-by-phase basis whereby funds for a given phase of a project may be released only when the office of financial management determines, with the advice of the department, that the previous phase is satisfactorily completed;
(b) Acceptance testing of products to assure that products perform satisfactorily before they are accepted and final payment is made; and
(c) Other elements deemed necessary by the office of financial management.
(3) The department shall evaluate projects at three stages of development as follows: (a) Initial needs assessment; (b) feasibility study including definition of scope, development of tasks and timelines, and estimated costs and benefits; and (c) final project implementation plan based upon available funding.
Copies of project evaluations conducted under this subsection shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the chairs, ranking minority members, and staff coordinators of the appropriations committees of the senate and house of representatives.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. In the case of institutions of higher education, the provisions of this act apply to business and administrative applications but do not apply to academic and research applications.
Sec. 6. RCW 43.105.017 and 1990 c 208 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
It is the intent of the legislature that:
(1) State government use voice, data, and video telecommunications technologies to:
(a) Transmit and increase access to live, interactive classroom instruction and training;
(b) Provide for interactive public affairs presentations, including a public forum for state and local issues;
(c) Facilitate communications and exchange of information among state and local elected officials and the general public;
(d) Enhance state-wide communications within state agencies; and
(e) Through the use of telecommunications, reduce time lost due to travel to in-state meetings;
(2) Information be shared and administered in a coordinated manner, except when prevented by agency responsibilities for security, privacy, or confidentiality;
(3) The primary responsibility for the management and use of information, information systems, telecommunications, equipment, software, and services rests with each agency head;
(4) Resources be used in the most efficient manner and services be shared when cost-effective;
(5) A structure be created to:
(a) Plan and manage telecommunications and computing networks;
(b) Increase agencies' awareness of information sharing opportunities; and
(c) Assist agencies in implementing such possibilities;
(6) An acquisition process for equipment, proprietary software, and related services be established that meets the needs of the users, considers the exchange of information, and promotes fair and open competition;
(7) To the greatest extent possible, major information technology projects be implemented on an incremental basis;
(8) The state maximize opportunities to exchange and share data and information by moving toward implementation of open system architecture based upon interface standards providing for application and data portability and interoperability;
(9) To the greatest extent possible, the state recognize any price performance advantages which may be available in midrange and personal computing architecture;
(10) The state improve recruitment, retention, and training of professional staff;
(11) Plans, proposals, and acquisitions for information services be
reviewed from a financial and management perspective as part of the budget
(12) State government adopt policies and procedures that maximize the
use of existing video telecommunications resources, coordinate and develop
video telecommunications in a manner that is cost-effective and encourages
shared use, and ensure the appropriate use of video telecommunications to
fulfill identified needs.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 43.88 RCW to read as follows:
FUNDING MAJOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS. The director of financial management shall establish policies and standards governing the funding of major information technology projects as required under section 4(2) of this act.
Sec. 8. RCW 43.105.032 and 1987 c 504 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:
is hereby created the Washington state information services board. The board
shall be composed of nine members. Seven members shall be appointed by the
and serving at the governor's pleasure as follows: Three
representatives from cabinet agencies,)) one of which shall be a
representative (( from)) of higher education, one of which
shall be a representative (( from a noncabinet executive)) of an
agency under a state-wide elected official other than the governor, and
(( two representatives from)) one of which shall be a representative
of the private sector. One member shall represent the judicial branch and
be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court. One member shall
represent the legislative branch and shall be selected by the president of the
senate and the speaker of the house of representatives. These members shall
constitute the membership of the board with full voting rights. Members of
the board shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The
director shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member of the board. The board
shall select a chairperson from among its members.
Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner that the original appointments were made.
A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Members of the board shall be compensated for service on the board in accordance with RCW 43.03.240 and shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
Sec. 9. RCW 43.105.047 and 1987 c 504 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:
There is created the department of information services. The department shall be headed by a director appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. The director shall serve at the governor's pleasure and shall receive such salary as determined by the governor. The director shall:
(1) Appoint a confidential secretary and such deputy and assistant directors as needed to administer the department. However, the total number of deputy and assistant directors shall not exceed four;
(2) Maintain and fund a planning component separate from the services component of the department;
(3) Appoint, after consulting with the board, the assistant director for the planning component;
(4) Appoint such professional, technical, and clerical assistants and employees as may be necessary to perform the duties imposed by this chapter;
(5) Report to the governor and the board any matters relating to abuses
and evasions of this chapter; and
(6) Recommend statutory changes to the governor and the board.
Sec. 10. RCW 43.105.052 and 1990 c 208 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:
The department shall:
(1) Perform all duties and responsibilities the board delegates to the department, including but not limited to:
(a) The review of agency acquisition plans and requests; and
(b) Implementation of state-wide and interagency policies, standards, and guidelines;
(2) Make available information services to state agencies and local governments on a full cost-recovery basis. These services may include, but are not limited to:
(a) Telecommunications services for voice, data, and video;
(b) Mainframe computing services;
(c) Support for departmental and microcomputer evaluation, installation, and use;
(d) Equipment acquisition assistance, including leasing, brokering, and establishing master contracts;
(e) Facilities management services for information technology equipment, equipment repair, and maintenance service;
[Negotiation])) Negotiation with local cable companies and local
governments to provide for connection to local cable services to allow for
access to these public and educational channels in the state;
(g) Office automation services;
(h) System development services; and
These services are for discretionary use by customers and customers may elect other alternatives for service if those alternatives are more cost-effective or provide better service. Agencies may be required to use the backbone network portions of the telecommunications services during an initial start-up period not to exceed three years;
(3) Establish rates and fees for services provided by the department to assure that the services component of the department is self-supporting. A billing rate plan shall be developed for a two-year period to coincide with the budgeting process. The rate plan shall be subject to review at least annually by the customer oversight committees. The rate plan shall show the proposed rates by each cost center and will show the components of the rate structure as mutually determined by the department and the customer oversight committees. The same rate structure will apply to all user agencies of each cost center. The rate plan and any adjustments to rates shall be approved by the office of financial management. The services component shall not subsidize the operations of the planning component;
With the advice of the information services board and agencies, develop ((
publish state-wide goals and objectives at least biennially)) a state
strategic information technology plan and performance reports as required under
section 1 of this act;
(5) Develop plans for the department's achievement of state-wide goals and objectives set forth in the state strategic information technology plan required under section 1 of this act. These plans shall address such services as telecommunications, central and distributed computing, local area networks, office automation, and end user computing. The department shall seek the advice of customer oversight committees and the board in the development of these plans;
(6) Under direction of the information services board and in collaboration with the department of personnel, the higher education personnel board, and other agencies as may be appropriate, develop training plans and coordinate training programs that are responsive to the needs of agencies;
(7) Identify opportunities for the effective use of information services and coordinate appropriate responses to those opportunities;
(8) Assess agencies' projects, acquisitions, plans, or overall information processing performance as requested by the board, agencies, the director of financial management, or the legislature. Agencies may be required to reimburse the department for agency-requested reviews;
(9) Develop planning, budgeting, and expenditure reporting requirements, in conjunction with the office of financial management, for agencies to follow;
(10) Assist the office of financial management with budgetary and policy review of agency plans for information services;
(11) Provide staff support from the planning component to the board for:
(a) Meeting preparation, notices, and minutes;
(b) Promulgation of policies, standards, and guidelines adopted by the board;
(c) Supervision of studies and reports requested by the board;
(d) Conducting reviews and assessments as directed by the board;
(12) Be the lead agency in coordinating video telecommunications services for all state agencies and develop, pursuant to board policies, standards and common specifications for leased and purchased telecommunications equipment. The department shall not evaluate the merits of school curriculum, higher education course offerings, or other education and training programs proposed for transmission and/or reception using video telecommunications resources. Nothing in this section shall abrogate or abridge the legal responsibilities of licensees of telecommunications facilities as licensed by the federal communication commission on March 27, 1990; and
(13) Perform all other matters and things necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter.
Sec. 11. RCW 43.105.057 and 1990 c 208 s 13 are each amended to read as follows:
department of information services and the information services board, respectively,
shall adopt rules as necessary under chapter 34.05 RCW to implement the
provisions of ((
RCW 43.105.005, 43.105.017, 43.105.032, 43.105.041,
43.105.052, and section 5 of this act)) this chapter.
Sec. 12. RCW 43.131.353 and 1987 c 504 s 22 are each amended to read as follows:
information services board and the department of information services and their
powers and duties shall be terminated on June 30, ((
as provided in RCW 43.131.354.
Sec. 13. RCW 43.131.354 and 1987 c 504 s 24 are each amended to read as follows:
43.105 RCW shall expire June 30, 1995. Section
7, chapter 504, Laws of 1987 and RCW 41.06.094, as now or hereafter amended,
are each repealed, effective June 30, 1995.))
The following acts or parts of acts, as now existing or hereafter amended, are each repealed, effective June 30, 1997:
(1) RCW 41.06.094 and 1987 c 504 s 7;
(2) RCW 43.88.-- and 1992 c -- s 7 (section 7 of this act);
(3) RCW 43.105.005 and 1990 c 208 s 1 & 1987 c 504 s 1;
(4) RCW 43.105.017 and 1992 c -- s 6, 1990 c 208 s 2, & 1987 c 504 s 2 (section 6 of this act);
(5) RCW 43.105.020 and 1990 c 208 s 3, 1987 c 504 s 3, 1973 1st ex.s. c 219 s 3, & 1967 ex.s. c 115 s 2;
(6) RCW 43.105.032 and 1992 c -- s 8, 1987 c 504 s 4, 1984 c 287 s 86, 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 34 s 128, & 1973 1st ex.s. c 219 s 5 (section 8 of this act);
(7) RCW 43.105.041 and 1990 c 208 s 6, 1987 c 504 s 5, 1983 c 3 s 115, & 1973 1st ex.s. c 219 s 6;
(8) RCW 43.105.047 and 1992 c -- s 9 & 1987 c 504 s 6 (section 9 of this act);
(9) RCW 43.105.052 and 1992 c -- s 10, 1990 c 208 s 7, & 1987 c 504 s 8 (section 10 of this act);
(10) RCW 43.105.055 and 1987 c 504 s 9;
(11) RCW 43.105.057 and 1992 c -- s 11 & 1990 c 208 s 13 (section 11 of this act);
(12) RCW 43.105.060 and 1987 c 504 s 10, 1973 1st ex.s. c 219 s 9, & 1967 ex.s. c 115 s 6;
(13) RCW 43.105.070 and 1969 ex.s. c 212 s 4;
(14) RCW 43.105.080 and 1987 c 504 s 11, 1983 c 3 s 116, & 1974 ex.s. c 129 s 1;
(15) RCW 43.105.900 and 1973 1st ex.s. c 219 s 10;
(16) RCW 43.105.901 and 1987 c 504 s 25;
(17) RCW 43.105.902 and 1987 c 504 s 26;
(18) RCW 43.105.--- and 1992 c -- s 1 (section 1 of this act);
(19) RCW 43.105.--- and 1992 c -- s 2 (section 2 of this act);
(20) RCW 43.105.--- and 1992 c -- s 3 (section 3 of this act);
(21) RCW 43.105.--- and 1992 c -- s 4 (section 4 of this act); and
(22) RCW 43.105.--- and 1992 c -- s 5 (section 5 of this act).
NEW SECTION. Sec. 14. If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 15. Sections 1 through 5 of this act are each added to chapter 43.105 RCW.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 16. Captions used in this act do not constitute any part of the law.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 17. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.