2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Committee Approved)

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Data Standards (language only)

Item 427 #3s

Item 427 #3s

Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Page 309, following line 21, insert:
"D.1. In order to minimize the cost of information systems development, the Secretary of Technology shall work with all Cabinet Secretaries and their agencies to develop Commonwealth data standards for citizen centric data, personnel, recipient information, and other common sources of information gathered by the Commonwealth.  Not later than November 1, 2012, the Secretary of Technology shall communicate a plan with a specified timetable to gather, approve and publish these standards to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance.  In developing the plan, the Secretary of Technology will use best practices, federal requirements, and existing data standards.  
2. To the extent that standards are developed or are currently being developed, the Secretary of Technology shall determine if these standards should apply to other Secretarial areas.  The Secretary of Technology shall assess whether any of the systems set out within this Item meet the needs of the Commonwealth and should become the standard for the Commonwealth.  If any of these systems would not constitute the Commonwealth’s data standard, the Secretary of Technology shall include in this report the estimated cost of compliance with the data standard for each existing project."
Line 22, strike "D.1." and insert "E."

(This amendment requires the Secretary of Technology to work with all Cabinet Secretaries to develop common data standards for citizen centric data and report by November 2012 on a timeline and cost estimate for implementation of these standards.)