H. B. 4005
(By Delegate Facemyer)
[Introduced January 12, 2000; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]
A BILL to amend article one-b, chapter five of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section four-a,
relating to requiring the chief technology officer to
maintain a central cross index of forms used by state
agencies; definitions; additional powers and duties of the
chief technology officer.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article one-b, chapter five of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
four-a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1B. CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER.
§5-1B-4a. Cross index for state agency forms; definitions;
additional powers and duties of the chief technology officer.
(a) Unless the context clearly requires a different meaning,
as used in this section:
(1) "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;
(2) "Form" means every piece of paper, 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.
(b) 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.
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
(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 and recommend measures to avoid
undue creation and reproduction of forms;
(5) 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 to cooperate with and seek the assistance of the
director of the division of purchasing within the department of
administration in the development of the program.
NOTE: This bill requires the Chief Technology Officer to
maintain a central cross index repository of agency forms for
common use and availability and requires agencies to cooperate in
the effort. The Chief Technology Officer is authorized to
provide other services to assure uniform quality and availability
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.