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Introduced Version House Bill 2267 History

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H. B. 2267


(By Delegates Leach, Campbell, Kominar,
Morgan, Craig and Boggs)
[Introduced February 11, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]



A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §5B-2F-1, §5B-2F-2, §5B-2F-3, §5B-2F-4 and §5B-2F-5, all relating to implementing a transportation and economic development information system; locating the system in the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute; and setting forth a work plan.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new article, designated §5B-2F-1, §5B-2F-2, §5B-2F-3, §5B-2F-4 and §5B-2F-5, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2F. TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM.

§5B-2F-1. Short title.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "West Virginia Transportation and Economic Development Information System (TEDIS)".
§5B-2F-2. Transportation and economic development information system established.

There is hereby established a Transportation and Economic Development Information System ("TEDIS")to be housed, operated and maintained at the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute in Huntington.
§5B-2F-3. Purpose.
It is the intent of this article to develop a partnership among and between the Department of Highways, the development office, and the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute to take advantage of cost savings through a combination the Department of Transportation and the Development Office Geographical Information System needs in a centralized data warehouse and dissemination system to meet the current and future needs of the Department of Transportation and the development office using web infrastructure investments made previously in the higher education system. In addition, it is intended that the development of "TEDIS" will maximize the leverage potential of federal moneys available through the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute. To these ends, the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute is hereby designated the host for the West Virginia "TEDIS".
§5B-2F-4. Funds.

The funds made available for "TEDIS" shall supplement but not displace funds available through existing programs.
§5B-2F-5. Work plan.
The work plan for "TEDIS" activities may include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) Assessment of current systems, and providing a summary of their capabilities, advantages and disadvantages of each system;
(b) Designing, acquiring and integrating the information technology hardware and software to offer a reliable web delivered GIS based system into the current information technology infrastructure existing at Marshall University;
(c) Establish formal partnerships with the Department of Transportation and the development office for GIS system and content design with emphasis on end user current and future needs and to facilitate a continuing advisory program for system development and operational issues;
(d) Ensuring that efforts and the resultant system are nonduplicating of other state agencies or entities with emphasis on "value added" endeavors and procedures to existing state GIS resources focused on the specific needs of the department of transportation and the development office including the possibility of "exclusive agency needs for sensitive data as needed";
(e) Ensure that "TEDIS" will have the appropriate foundation for integrating Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies for both governmental and public utilization.
(f) Identify other activities or opportunities with the current Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute program such as future site specific data collection and/or data analysis projects that could be pursued to achieve the most cost effectiveness and efficiency potential for the Department of Transportation and the development office in as short amount of time as possible; and
(g) Establish a mechanism to monitor the effectiveness of the system through an appropriate baseline comparative methodology and provide a report to the Legislature on the performance characteristics and future operation needs of the "TEDIS" on an annual basis.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to implement a Transportation and Economic Development Information System. Under the bill, the system is located in the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute and a work plan is also provided.

This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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