Minnesota SF804 and the proposed E-Government Advisory Council

Thanks to Laura Ziegler (with the League of Minnesota Cities) for the heads up on SF804 and the proposed E-Government Advisory Council. Actually there are two aspects of SF804 that may be of interest to readers…

Short Description: State procurement and solicitation provisions modifications; North Star and online government information services private entity contract authorization; e-government advisory council establishment

A quick look on the progress of the bill…

03/08/2013 – Meeting scheduled for 10:30 AM in Room 123 Capitol Meeting Minutes

03/11/2013 – Meeting scheduled for 03:00 PM in Room 123 Capitol Meeting Minutes

03/11/2013 – Amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance

03/27/2013 – Referral from Committee on Finance

Some of the information related to government contractors may be of interest – but it’s really the E-Government Advisory Council that interests me partially because improving online government information services to citizens and businesses has to take into consideration infrastructure and education available to citizens and businesses to receive information…

9.26    Subdivision 1. E-Government Advisory Council established. The E-Government
9.27Advisory Council is established for the purpose of improving online government
9.28information services to citizens and businesses.
9.29    Subd. 2. Membership. The council shall consist of nine members as follows:
9.30    (1) the state chief information officer or the chief information officer’s designee;
9.31    (2) one member appointed by the speaker of the house;
9.32    (3) one member appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Rules
9.33and Administration Committee; and
10.1    (4) six members appointed by the governor representing state executive branch
10.2agencies that are actively involved with private businesses, the private business
10.3community, or the public.
10.4    Subd. 3. Initial appointments and first meeting. Appointing authorities shall
10.5make the first appointments to the council by September 1, 2013. The governor shall
10.6designate three initial appointees to serve until the first Monday in January 2015. The term
10.7of the other three appointees of the governor shall be until the first Monday in January
10.82017. The chief information officer or the chief information officer’s designee shall
10.9convene the council’s first meeting by November 1, 2013, and shall act as chair until the
10.10council elects a chair at its first meeting.
10.11    Subd. 4. Terms; removal; vacancies; compensation. Membership terms, removal
10.12of member, and filling of vacancies are as provided in section 15.059, except that members
10.13shall not receive compensation or be reimbursed for expenses and except for terms of
10.14initial appointees as provided in subdivision 3.
10.15    Subd. 5. Chair. The council shall annually elect a chair from its members.
10.16    Subd. 6. Duties. The council shall recommend to the office the priority of North
10.17Star projects and online government information services to be developed and supported
10.18by convenience fee receipts. The council shall provide oversight on the convenience fee
10.19and its receipts in the North Star account. The council shall by majority quorum vote to
10.20recommend to approve or disapprove establishing the convenience fee on particular types
10.21of transactions, the fee amount, and any changes in the fee amount. If the convenience fee
10.22receipts are retained by or transferred to the private entity in lieu of deposit in the North
10.23Star account, the council may audit the private entity’s convenience fee receipts, expenses
10.24paid by the receipts, and associated financial statements.
10.25    Subd. 7. Staff. The office shall provide administrative support to the council.
10.26    Subd. 8. Sunset. The council shall expire January 1, 2016.
10.27    Subd. 9. Reports. By June 1, 2014, and every year thereafter, the council shall
10.28report to the office with its recommendations regarding establishing the convenience fee,
10.29the fee amount, and changes to the fee amount.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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