A bill that gets rid of the Office on MN.IT (Information technology) and establishes the Division of IT within the Department of Administration has been moved from Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections to Committee on Finance. The bill also required agencies to get competitive bids of IT projects. You can find the latest version of the bill online.
The MN Senate Daily Agenda Addendum reports…
CHIEF SENATE AUTHOR: KORAN
Senator Kiffmeyer from the Committee on State Government Finance and Policy and Elections, to which was referred
S.F. No. 2966: A bill for an act relating to state government; abolishing the Office of MN.IT Services; establishing a division of information technology within the Department of Administration; requiring agencies to obtain competitive bids for information technology projects; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 16E.01, subdivision 1; 16E.015, by adding a subdivision; 16E.016; 16E.02; 16E.055; 16E.14; 16E.18, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 16E.0466, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 16E.145.
Reports the same back with the recommendation that the bill be amended and when so amended the bill do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.