21.758.14 96th Legislative Session 316

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1281

HOUSE ENGROSSED

Introduced by: The Committee on Appropriations

An Act to create the state IT modernization fund, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

1-33-64. State IT modernization fund--Creation--Use.

There is hereby created in the state treasury the state IT modernization fund. Moneys in the fund shall be used to replace or update applications and programs that are difficult or costly to fix or that have a propensity to fail regularly, as well as to improve digital access to state agency information for the public. The fund shall be under control of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $10,000,000 in other fund expenditure authority to the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications for the purpose of replacing or updating applications and programs that are difficult or costly to fix or that have a propensity to fail regularly, as well as to improve digital access to state agency information for the public. The state treasurer shall transfer a general fund sum of $10,000,000 to the state IT modernization fund, created in section 1 of this Act.

Section 3. The commissioner of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

Section 4. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2025, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

Section 5. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

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