2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Seat Management (language only)

Item 4-5.06 #1h

Item 4-5.06 #1h

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Page 596, line 52, strike “and institutions of higher education”.
Page 597, line 2, strike “or institutions of higher education”.
Page 597, line 3, after “.”, insert:
“Due to the unique characteristics of institutions of higher education, including their missions of instruction and research that require both faculty and students to possess leading edge information technology knowledge and skills, the availability of student workers for IT infrastructure support, and existing and planned strategic partnerships in the information technology sector, institutions of higher education shall be exempt from the seat management program.  However, institutions of higher education shall develop, in cooperation with the Joint Commission on Technology and Science, procedures for the evaluation of Total Cost of Operations appropriate for each institution’s mission and circumstances, taking into consideration the experiences of state agencies in their implementation of seat management.  Such TCO procedures shall be completed by the institutions and shall be the basis for future consideration of seat management programs for higher education.”

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)