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ENGROSSED

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

Senate Bill No. 31

(By Senators Facemyer and Minear)

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[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;

reported March 17, 2005.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §5-1B-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-1B-4a, all relating to requiring the Chief Technology Officer to maintain a central cross index repository of forms used by state agencies; definitions; and additional powers and duties of the Chief Technology Officer.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §5-1B-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted; and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-1B-4a, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1B. CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER.
§5-1B-2. Definitions.

As used in this article:
(a) "Agency" means any state executive office, department, division, agency, board, bureau, commission or institution, but does not include those in the legislative or judicial branch of state government, those existing pursuant to chapter eighteen, eighteen-a or eighteen-b of this code or any county, city, municipal corporation, township, public service district or other political subdivision of the state.
(f) (b) "Chief technology officer" means the person holding the position created in section three of this article and vested with authority to assist state spending units in planning and coordinating information systems that serve the effectiveness and efficiency of the individual state spending units and further the overall management goals and purposes of government.
(g) (c) "Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research" (EPSCoR) means the West Virginia component of the national EPSCoR program which is designed to improve the competitive research and development position of selected states through investments in academic research laboratories and laboratory equipment. The recognized West Virginia EPSCoR, which is part of the Governor's Office of Technology, is the responsible organization for the coordination and submission of proposals to all federal agencies participating in the EPSCoR program.
(d) "Form" means every piece of paper, computer disk, transparent plate or film containing information, printed, generated or reproduced by whatever means with blank spaces left for the entry of additional information to be used in any transaction involving an agency.
(c) (e) "Information equipment" includes central processing units, front-end processing units, miniprocessors, microprocessors and related peripheral equipment such as data storage devices, networking equipment, services, routers, document scanners, data entry equipment, terminal controllers, data terminal equipment, computer-based word processing systems other than memory typewriters and equipment and systems for computer networks.
(a) (f) "Information systems" means computer-based information equipment and related services designed for the automated transmission, storage, manipulation and retrieval of data by electronic or mechanical means.
(b) (g) "Information technology" means data processing and telecommunications hardware, software, services, supplies, personnel, maintenance and training, and includes the programs and routines used to employ and control the capabilities of data processing hardware.
(d) (h) "Related services" include feasibility studies, systems design, software development and time-sharing services whether provided by state employees or others.
(e) (i) "Telecommunications" means any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writings, images or sounds of intelligence of any nature by wire, radio or other electromagnetic or optical systems. The term includes all facilities and equipment performing those functions that are owned, leased or used by the executive agencies of state government.
§5-1B-4a. Cross index for state agency forms.
(a) The Chief Technology Officer shall maintain a central cross index repository of agency forms to promote and provide a central source of agency forms for common use and availability.
(b) Agencies shall provide, at the request of the Chief Technology Officer, agency forms which the Chief Technology Officer determines necessary to meet the requirements of this section.
(c) The Chief Technology Officer may:
(1) Study, develop and establish a program for the coordination between agencies to develop forms for interagency and common administrative use;
(2) Review agency forms for grammar, spelling, clerical and technical correctness and advise agencies of any errors found upon review;
(3) Develop a comprehensive system of numbering and cataloguing of agency forms;
(4) Make recommendations to agencies for the economical and uniform development of forms;
(5) Recommend measures to agencies to avoid undue creation and reproduction of forms;
(6) Establish and develop a program for the availability of agency forms through the use of information systems and information technology, accessible to agencies and the general public; and
(7) Cooperate with and seek the assistance of the Director of the Division of Purchasing within the Department of Administration in the development of the agency forms program.

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