SB 236 Information Technology; Governor to appoint Chief Information Officer of VITA, etc.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Information Technology governance in the Commonwealth; the Secretary of Technology; the Chief Information Officer; the Information Technology Investment Board; the Information Technology Advisory Council, established.

The bill eliminates the Information Technology Investment Board (ITIB) and replaces it with the Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC), which is established as a policy council under the Governor with the power and duty to advise the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Secretary of Technology. The ITAC is composed of 10 agency representatives from each Cabinet Secretary, the Secretary of Technology, the CIO, and no more than two citizens, all to be appointed by the Governor. The Secretary of Technology serves as chair and the CIO as vice chair.

The bill requires the Secretary of Technology, in addition to existing duties, to develop criteria defining a "major information technology project" and, upon recommendation of the CIO, approve the procurement of such projects.

The bill grants the Governor the power to appoint the Chief Information Officer (CIO), who shall serve as the head of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). The CIO reports to the Secretary of Technology and is responsible, through his role as head of VITA, for planning, developing, and procuring enterprise applications and infrastructure services. The CIO is also responsible for planning, developing, and soliciting contracts for major information technology projects. The CIO may enter such contracts only upon approval of the Secretary of Technology. The CIO may suspend a major information technology project but such project may only be terminated by the Secretary of Technology.

This bill contains additional substantive changes to information technology governance in the Commonwealth as well as numerous technical changes. This bill incorporates SB 390 and SB 480 and contains an emergency clause. This bill is also identical to HB 1034.

Full text:
01/13/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103312D  pdf | impact statement
02/10/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105040D-S1  pdf
02/24/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105592D-H1  pdf
03/04/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB236ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/11/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)  pdf

Status:
01/13/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103312D
01/13/10  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/01/10  Senate: Assigned GL&T sub: Special on Technology
02/10/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105040D-S1
02/10/10  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/10/10  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/11/10  Senate: Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/15/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/10  Senate: Read second time
02/16/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/16/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10105040D-S1
02/16/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB236S1
02/16/10  Senate: Emergency clause added
02/16/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/10  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/17/10  House: Read first time
02/17/10  House: Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/24/10  House: Reported from Science and Technology with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/24/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105592D-H1
02/25/10  House: Read second time
02/26/10  House: Read third time
02/26/10  House: Committee substitute agreed to 10105592D-H1
02/26/10  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB236H1
02/26/10  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/10  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
03/02/10  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/02/10  Senate: Title replaced 10105592D-H1
03/04/10  Senate: Enrolled
03/04/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB236ER)
03/04/10  Senate: Signed by President
03/04/10  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/10  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 145 (effective 3/11/10)
03/11/10  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)