Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 800
       By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
       and Senators Harrell and Farmer
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    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.
   19  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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, 2021, 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  2021, 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.