Florida Senate - 2020 SB 800 By Senator Harrell 25-00823-20 2020800__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Division of State Technology; 3 amending s. 282.0041, F.S.; defining the term 4 “information technology portfolio rationalization”; 5 amending s. 282.0051, F.S.; requiring the Department 6 of Management Services to administer the Data 7 Innovation Program through the division; creating s. 8 282.319, F.S.; establishing the Data Innovation 9 Program within the division; providing legislative 10 intent; specifying requirements for the division for 11 data governance across state agencies; requiring the 12 division to develop and conduct data interoperability 13 pilot programs with the Agency for Health Care 14 Administration, the Department of Health, and the 15 Department of Children and Families by a specified 16 date; specifying requirements for the pilot programs; 17 providing an effective date. 18 19 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 20 21 Section 1. Present subsections (16) through (31) of section 22 282.0041, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (17) 23 through (32), respectively, and a new subsection (16) is added 24 to that section, to read: 25 282.0041 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term: 26 (16) “Information technology portfolio rationalization” 27 means the streamlining of an existing application portfolio to 28 improve efficiency, reduce complexity, and lower the total cost 29 of ownership through processes including, but not limited to: 30 (a) Software license optimization; 31 (b) Application retirement; 32 (c) Server optimization; 33 (d) Project rationalization; 34 (e) Data storage optimization; 35 (f) Retirement of aged and low-value applications; 36 (g) Elimination of redundancies; and 37 (h) Standardization of common technology platforms. 38 Section 2. Present subsections (17), (18), and (19) of 39 section 282.0051, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as 40 subsections (18), (19), and (20), respectively, and a new 41 subsection (17) is added to that section, to read: 42 282.0051 Department of Management Services; powers, duties, 43 and functions.—The department shall have the following powers, 44 duties, and functions: 45 (17) Administer the Data Innovation Program established 46 under s. 282.319 through the Division of State Technology. 47 Section 3. Section 282.319, Florida Statutes, is created to 48 read: 49 282.319 Data Innovation Program.— 50 (1) PROGRAM ESTABLISHMENT AND INTENT.—The Data Innovation 51 Program is established within the Division of State Technology 52 of the department. The Legislature recognizes that the 53 department is responsible for ensuring that this state’s data is 54 interoperable. By establishing the program, the Legislature 55 intends to: 56 (a) Ensure that all state agencies collaborate and 57 synthesize data securely through interoperability. 58 (b) Create software and information technology portfolio 59 rationalization and procurement to achieve interoperability and 60 reduce the number of stand-alone applications that do not 61 communicate with each other. 62 (c) Minimize costs associated with data management areas. 63 (d) Ensure accurate procedures for regulation and 64 compliance activities. 65 (e) Increase transparency within data-related activities. 66 (f) Institute better training and educational practices for 67 the management of data assets. 68 (g) Increase the value of this state’s data while providing 69 standardized data systems, data policies, and data procedures. 70 (h) Aid in the resolution of past and current data issues. 71 (i) Facilitate improved monitoring and tracking mechanisms 72 for data quality and other data-related activities. 73 (j) Increase overall state data standards, thereby 74 translating data into actionable information and workable 75 knowledge of this state’s information technology system. 76 (k) Enable state agencies to transform their use of 77 technology to offer services in an effective, efficient, and 78 secure manner. 79 (l) Improve the health of all persons in this state. 80 (2) DATA GOVERNANCE.—The Division of State Technology 81 shall: 82 (a) Identify all data elements within state agencies and 83 publish a comprehensive data catalog. 84 (b) Develop common data definitions across state agencies 85 and publish a data dictionary. Where data definitions are 86 limited to agency functionality, the data dictionary must define 87 each data element, depending on each state agency’s need. 88 (c) By June 30, 2020, inventory all existing interagency 89 data-sharing agreements, identify areas of data-sharing needs 90 which are not currently addressed, and execute a new interagency 91 agreement. 92 (d) Inform state agencies of the data types they collect 93 and report publicly or to the Federal Government, to identify 94 where interagency data sharing can create staff and technology 95 efficiencies. 96 (3) DATA INTEROPERABILITY.—The Division of State Technology 97 shall develop three proof-of-concept pilot programs in 98 conjunction with the Agency for Health Care Administration, the 99 Department of Health, and the Department of Children and 100 Families. The pilot programs must be conducted by December 31, 101 2020, and: 102 (a) Respect policy differences in data use among the state 103 agencies and require robust consent and security functionality, 104 especially related to personal information. 105 (b) Enable the use of information in elemental data form 106 rather than through document-based methods. 107 (c) Select solutions with integrated database technology 108 which natively enable analytics at the interagency and 109 intraagency level. 110 (d) Use technology that supports the spectrum of modern 111 software development technologies, including, but not limited 112 to, application programming interfaces, web services, and 113 representational state transfer. 114 (e) Demonstrate interoperability across diverse data types 115 and enable information generation across state agencies with 116 different missions. 117 (f) Be able to scale to perform at volumes to support all 118 types of state initiatives. 119 (g) Use technology with the latest standards and standards 120 development to facilitate vendor-agnostic interoperability. 121 (h) Use solutions that preserve the existing investments in 122 technology among state agencies while achieving interoperability 123 on a broader scale and enabling future technical paradigms. 124 Section 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.