Citations Affected: IC 4-13-1; IC 4-23-16; IC 5-15-5.1; IC 5-21; IC 20-10.1-25-1.
Synopsis: State information technology. Creates the department of
information technology to combine the duties of the division of
information technology of the department of administration and the
technology oversight commission. Transfers rules, personnel, funds,
and equipment to the new agency.
Effective: July 1, 2004.
January 13, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Economic Development
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
offices and administration.
SECTION 1. IC 4-13-1-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 3. (a) The department consists of
the following divisions:
(1) General services.
(2) Property management.
(3) Information services.
(4) (3) Public works.
(5) (4) State land office.
(b) The commissioner may do the following:
(1) Organize the department and its divisions.
(2) Transfer or merge functions between divisions in the interest of economy and efficiency.
(3) Terminate certain divisions within the department whenever possible.
(c) The commissioner may exercise direction and supervision over the divisions in the performance of their respective functions, subject to the approval of the governor.
(A) Per diem.
(B) For expenses necessarily and actually incurred.
(C) Any combination of the methods in clauses (A) and (B).
The rules must require the approval of the travel by the commissioner and the head of the officer's or employee's department prior to payment.
(8) Administer IC 4-13.6.
(9) Prescribe the amount and form of certified checks, deposits, or bonds to be submitted in connection with bids and contracts when not otherwise provided for by law.
(10) Rent out, with the approval of the governor, any state property, real or personal:
(A) not needed for public use; or
(B) for the purpose of providing services to the state or employees of the state;
the rental of which is not otherwise provided for or prohibited by law. Property may not be rented out under this subdivision for a term exceeding ten (10) years at a time. However, if property is rented out for a term of more than four (4) years, the commissioner must make a written determination stating the reasons that it is in the best interests of the state to rent property for the longer term. This subdivision does not include the power to grant or issue permits or leases to explore for or take coal, sand, gravel, stone, gas, oil, or other minerals or substances from or under the bed of any of the navigable waters of the state or other lands owned by the state.
(11) Have charge of all central storerooms, supply rooms, and warehouses established and operated by the state and serving more than one (1) agency.
(12) Enter into contracts and issue orders for printing as provided by IC 4-13-4.1.
(13) Sell or dispose of surplus property under IC 5-22-22, or if advantageous, to exchange or trade in the surplus property toward the purchase of other supplies, materials, or equipment, and to make proper adjustments in the accounts and inventory pertaining to the state agencies concerned.
(14) With respect to power, heating, and lighting plants owned, operated, or maintained by any state agency:
(B) regulate their operation; and
(C) recommend improvements to those plants to promote
economical and efficient operation.
(15) Administer, determine salaries, and determine other personnel matters of the department of correction ombudsman bureau established by IC 4-13-1.2-3.
SECTION 3. IC 4-23-16-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 1.5. The information technology department is established as a state agency (referred to as "the department" in this chapter).
SECTION 4. IC 4-23-16-1.6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 1.6. The department may require state agencies to use information and telecommunication services provided by the department. The data processing rotary fund and the telephone rotary fund are established through which these services may be rendered to state agencies. The budget agency shall determine the amount of funding for each rotary fund.
SECTION 5. IC 4-23-16-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.143-2001, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 2. The commission shall be composed of the following
four (4) five (5) members:
(1) A member of the governor's staff, to be appointed by the governor.
(2) A member of the auditor's staff, to be appointed by the auditor of state.
(3) The director of the budget agency or the director's designee.
(4) The commissioner of the Indiana department of administration or the commissioner's designee.
(5) The chief information officer of the department of information technology or the chief information officer's designee.
SECTION 6. IC 4-23-16-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.143-2001, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 4. (a) The staff of the
shall assist the commission in implementing this chapter.
(b) The commission shall create, from existing state agency personnel or other individuals and organizations, any additional groups or committees necessary to carry out its responsibilities.
SECTION 7. IC 4-23-16-4.1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 4.1. (a) The governor shall appoint
an executive director of the commission a chief
information officer of the department who serves at the governor's
pleasure. The commission shall advise the governor in the selection of
executive director chief information officer.
(b) Subject to the approval of the commission, the
chief information officer may do the following:
(1) Employ staff necessary to advise and assist the commission as required by this chapter.
(2) Fix compensation of staff according to the policies currently enforced by the budget agency and the state personnel department.
(3) Engage experts and consultants to assist the commission.
(4) Expend funds made available to the staff according to the policies established by the budget agency.
(5) Establish policies, procedures, standards, and criteria necessary to carry out the duties of the staff of the
SECTION 8. IC 4-23-16-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.143-2001, SECTION 5, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 5. (a) As used in this chapter, "information technology" includes the resources, technologies, and services associated with the fields of:
(1) information processing;
(2) office automation; and
(3) telecommunication facilities and networks.
(b) It shall be the responsibility of the
commission department to
coordinate the operations of the various information technology
systems within the executive, including the administrative, branch of
state government insofar as is possible without infringing upon the
prerogatives of the separately elected state officials. The objectives of
the commission department shall be to develop consistent policy and
to promote economical, effective, and integrated information
technology services, technology accessibility, operational security, and
adherence to the principles of the code of fair information practices for
SECTION 9. IC 4-23-16-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 6. The
department shall develop and maintain policy and administrative
procedures and shall distribute the operational rules of the commission
department to all affected agencies.
SECTION 10. IC 5-15-5.1-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 5. (a) Subject to approval by the oversight committee on public records created by section 18 of this chapter, the commission shall do the following:
or possessed by state agencies for the purpose of fulfilling the
provisions of this chapter.
(15) In coordination with the
data processing oversight
commission information technology department created under
IC 4-23-16, establish standards to ensure the preservation of
adequate and permanent computerized and auxiliary automated
information records of the agencies of state government.
(16) Notwithstanding IC 5-14-3-8, establish a schedule of fees for services provided to patrons of the Indiana state archives. A copying fee established under this subdivision may exceed the copying fee set forth in IC 5-14-3-8(c).
(b) In implementing a forms management program, the commission shall follow procedures and forms prescribed by the federal government.
(c) Fees collected under subsection (a)(16) shall be deposited in the state archives preservation and reproduction account established by section 5.3 of this chapter.
SECTION 11. IC 5-15-5.1-18, AS AMENDED BY P.L.114-2001, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 18. (a) The oversight committee on public records consists ex officio of:
(1) the governor or his designee;
(2) the secretary of state or his designee;
(3) the state examiner of the state board of accounts or his designee;
(4) the director of the state library;
(5) the director of the historical bureau;
(6) the director of the commission on public records;
(7) the commissioner of the department of administration or his designee;
(8) the public access counselor; and
executive director of the data processing oversight
commission chief information officer of the information
technology department or the executive director's chief
information officer's designee.
(b) The oversight committee also consists of two (2) lay members appointed by the governor for a term of four (4) years. One (1) lay member shall be a professional journalist or be a member of an association related to journalism.
(c) The oversight committee shall elect one (1) of its members to be chairman. The director of the commission on public records shall be the secretary of the committee. The ex officio members of the oversight
committee shall serve without compensation and shall receive no
reimbursement for any expense which they may incur. Each lay
member is entitled to reimbursement for traveling and other expenses
as provided in the state travel policies and procedures, established by
the department of administration and approved by the state budget
agency and each lay member is entitled to the minimum salary per
diem as provided in IC 4-10-11-2.1(b).
SECTION 12. IC 5-21-2-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 3. (a) The commission consists of
sixteen (16) seventeen (17) members as follows:
(1) Four (4) members appointed by the governor for terms of four (4) years each with representation from the user community and general public.
(2) A representative of the governor to serve at the governor's pleasure.
(3) The lieutenant governor or the lieutenant governor's designee.
(4) The state budget director or the state budget director's designee.
(5) The superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee.
(6) The director of the Indiana state library or the director's designee.
(7) The executive director, who serves as a nonvoting member and as secretary.
(8) The commissioner of the Indiana department of administration or the commissioner's designee.
(9) The chief information officer of the information technology department or the chief information officer's designee.
(10) A representative of the coordinating unit established under IC 20-12-12-3.
(10) (11) Two (2) members of the house of representatives
appointed by the speaker of the house, who may not be members
of the same political party, to serve as nonvoting ex officio
members of the commission.
(11) (12) Two (2) members of the senate appointed by the
president pro tempore of the senate, who may not be members of
the same political party, to serve as nonvoting ex officio members
of the commission.
(b) If a vacancy occurs among the appointed members of the commission, the governor shall appoint another member to serve the unexpired term of the vacating member.
secondary schools for:
(1) the 4R's technology grant program to assist school corporations (on behalf of public schools) in purchasing technology equipment:
(A) for kindergarten and grade 1 students, to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic using technology;
(B) for students in all grades, to understand that technology is a tool for learning; and
(C) for students in kindergarten through grade 3 who have been identified as needing remediation, to offer daily remediation opportunities using technology to prevent those students from failing to make appropriate progress at the particular grade level;
(2) providing educational technologies, including computers in the homes of students;
(3) conducting educational technology training for teachers; and
(4) other innovative educational technology programs.
(b) The department may also utilize money in the fund under contracts entered into with the
Indiana department of administration
and the state data processing oversight commission information
technology department to study the feasibility of establishing an
information telecommunications gateway that provides access to
information on employment opportunities, career development, and
instructional services from data bases operated by the state among the
(1) Elementary and secondary schools.
(2) Institutions of higher learning.
(3) Vocational educational institutions.
(5) Any other agencies offering education and training programs.
(c) The fund consists of:
(1) state appropriations;
(2) private donations to the fund;
(3) money directed to the fund from the corporation for educational technology under IC 20-10.1-25.1; or
(4) any combination of the amounts described in subdivisions (1) through (3).
(d) The program and fund shall be administered by the department.
(e) Unexpended money appropriated to or otherwise available in the fund for the department's use in implementing the program under this chapter at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to the department for use under this
(f) Subject to section 1.2 of this chapter, a school corporation may use money from the school corporation's capital projects fund as permitted under IC 21-2-15-4 for educational technology equipment.
SECTION 17. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004] (a) The rules adopted by the Indiana department of administration before July 1, 2004, concerning technology and telecommunications in state government are considered, after June 30, 2004, rules of the information technology department.
(b) On July 1, 2004, the information technology department becomes the owner of all the personal property of:
(1) the Indiana department of administration, division of information technology; and
(2) the state information technology oversight commission.
(c) The funds that remain in the data processing rotary fund and the telecommunications rotary fund as administered by the Indiana department of administration on June 30, 2004, shall be transferred to the data processing rotary fund and the telecommunications rotary fund administered by the information technology department.
(d) The funds that were appropriated to the Indiana department of administration budget attributable to the division of information technology for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005, shall be transferred to the information technology department.
(e) The funds that were appropriated to the information technology oversight commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005, shall be transferred to the information technology department.
(f) Employees of the Indiana department of administration, division of information technology and the state information technology oversight commission on June 30, 2004, are employees of the information technology department.
(g) This SECTION expires July 1, 2005.