Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 1218
       By Senator Ring
       32-00826A-10                                          20101218__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to information technology; providing
    3         legislative intent; creating the Task Force on
    4         Business Process Transformation; providing membership;
    5         providing the duties and priorities of the task force;
    6         requiring an annual report to the Governor and
    7         Legislature; providing an appropriation; providing for
    8         expiration of the task force; providing an effective
    9         date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Task Force on Business Process Transformation.-
   14         (1) The Legislature finds that one of the greatest benefits
   15  of information technology is its ability to transform
   16  investments into public service. To achieve this, all state
   17  agencies need to be configured and operate using common business
   18  platforms for the different services provided to the public. The
   19  Legislature therefore intends that the same effort required to
   20  consolidate multiple data center assets be used to rationalize
   21  multiple back-office business operations.
   22         (2) The Task Force on Business Process Transformation is
   23  established and assigned to the Agency for Enterprise
   24  Information Technology.
   25         (a) The task force shall be composed of the following five
   26  members:
   27         1. Two members appointed by the Governor.
   28         2. One member appointed by the Chief Financial Officer.
   29         3. One member appointed by the President of the Senate.
   30         4. One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
   31  Representatives.
   32         (b) Any vacancy on the joint task force shall be filled in
   33  the same manner as the original appointment.
   34         (c) The members of the task force shall select a chair from
   35  among its members.
   36         (d) The task force shall meet as necessary, but at least
   37  quarterly at the call of, and at the time and place designated
   38  by, the chair.
   39         (e) Members of the task force shall serve without
   40  compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem and
   41  travel expenses as provided in s. 112.061, Florida Statutes.
   42         (f) The Agency for Enterprise Information Technology shall
   43  provide administrative, technical, and staff support to the task
   44  force.
   45         (3) The task force shall:
   46         (a) Conduct an inventory of all state government business
   47  process systems that are designed to support public services
   48  directly funded and delivered by state employees through state
   49  agencies or indirectly through contract vendors or other
   50  governmental entities.
   51         (b) Solicit and receive input from subject-matter experts
   52  from the various public and private sectors affected by the
   53  actions of state government.
   54         (c) Develop an enterprise approach to systemic change, with
   55  business case analysis informing all critical decisions and
   56  competitive procurements.
   57         (d) Recommend the development of best practices and
   58  technology process improvements for the administrative support
   59  functions of state government.
   60         (e) Recommend collaborative undertakings that permit best
   61  practices to be scaled across multiple agencies to achieve the
   62  maximum impact and economies of scale.
   63         (f) Recommend funding approaches that eliminate duplication
   64  and provide long-term investment opportunities as technology
   65  improvements and innovations dictate.
   66         (g) Enable state agencies to have the benefit of best-of
   67  class technology for their critical operational business
   68  applications.
   69         (4) The task force shall undertake its mission and
   70  prioritize:
   71         (a) Administrative support functions, including:
   72         1. Property inventory, location, and management.
   73         2. Financial management, including all cash management,
   74  payroll, personnel, and benefit systems.
   75         3. The relationship between agency-owned and agency
   76  purchased systems, taking into consideration accountability and
   77  changing reporting needs.
   78         (b) Permission-based and regulatory systems, including:
   79         1. License issuance and renewal.
   80         2. Professional regulation and certification systems.
   81         3. Facility inspection and regulatory compliance.
   82         4. The scaling of the systems in subparagraphs 1.-3. to a
   83  business and consumer-friendly centralized location, multiple
   84  service centers, or an electronic portal.
   85         (5) The task force shall prepare and submit to the Governor
   86  and Legislature an annual report that includes a summary of its
   87  activities, findings, and recommendations beginning June 1,
   88  2011.
   89         (6) For the 2010-2011 fiscal year and each of the following
   90  2 fiscal years, the sum of $50,000 is appropriated from the
   91  General Revenue Fund to the Agency for Enterprise Information
   92  Technology in the Executive Office of the Governor to fund the
   93  administrative costs of the task force.
   94         (7) The task force is abolished and this section expires on
   95  June 30, 2013.
   96         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.