Florida Senate - 2015 (Proposed Bill) SPB 7050 FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability 585-02213A-15 20157050pb 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to digital classrooms; amending s. 3 282.0051, F.S.; requiring the Agency for State 4 Technology to establish and publish information 5 technology architecture standards for purposes of 6 implementing digital classrooms by a specified date; 7 requiring the agency to collaborate with the 8 Department of Education and the Department of 9 Management Services to identify certain state contract 10 procurement options for services that support such 11 standards and to identify certain shared services 12 available through the State Data Center to facilitate 13 the implementation of school district digital 14 classrooms plans; requiring the agency’s annual 15 assessment of the Department of Education to review 16 specified issues with respect to school district 17 digital classrooms plans and to provide planning 18 assistance to address and reduce issues identified by 19 the assessment; authorizing the agency to contract for 20 assistance with the annual assessment if needed; 21 requiring the agency to provide the annual assessment 22 to the Commissioner of Education by a specified date; 23 requiring a school district to take specified action 24 within a certain period if the district is notified by 25 the Department of Education that it is not in 26 compliance with the information technology 27 architecture standards; amending s. 282.00515, F.S.; 28 conforming a cross-reference; providing an effective 29 date. 30 31 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 32 33 Section 1. Subsections (2), (7), and (10) of section 34 282.0051, Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 35 282.0051 Agency for State Technology; powers, duties, and 36 functions.—The Agency for State Technology shall have the 37 following powers, duties, and functions: 38 (2) Establish and publish information technology 39 architecture standards that: 40 (a)
toProvide for the most efficient use of the state’s 41 information technology resources and that toensure 42 compatibility and alignment with the needs of state agencies. 43 The agency shall assist state agencies in complying with the 44 standards. 45 (b) Address for purposes of implementing digital classrooms 46 under s. 1011.62(12) issues that include, but are not limited 47 to, device recommendations, security requirements, connectivity 48 requirements, and browser expectations. Such standards must be 49 published by July 1, 2016. 50 (7)(a) Participate with the Department of Management 51 Services in evaluating, conducting, and negotiating competitive 52 solicitations for state term contracts for information 53 technology commodities, consultant services, or staff 54 augmentation contractual services pursuant to s. 287.0591. 55 (b) Collaborate with the Department of Management Services 56 in information technology resource acquisition planning. 57 (c) Collaborate with the Department of Education and the 58 Department of Management Services to identify: 59 1. State term contract procurement options that are 60 available to school districts which provide information 61 technology commodities, consultant services, or staff 62 augmentation contractual services that support the information 63 technology architecture standards applicable to digital 64 classrooms. 65 2. Shared services available to school districts through 66 the State Data Center to facilitate the implementation of school 67 district digital classrooms plans. 68 (10)(a) Beginning July 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, 69 conduct annual assessments of state agencies to determine 70 compliance with all information technology standards and 71 guidelines developed and published by the agency, and beginning 72 December 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, provide results of 73 the assessments to the Executive Office of the Governor, the 74 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 75 Representatives. 76 (b) Include in the annual assessment of the Department of 77 Education under paragraph (a): 78 1. A review of each school district’s digital classrooms 79 plan submitted to the Department of Education under s. 80 1011.62(12), to determine the school district’s compliance with 81 the information technology architecture standards adopted under 82 paragraph (2)(b) and to ensure the accuracy of the school 83 district’s information technology resources inventory as 84 submitted to the Department of Education’s Technology Resources 85 Inventory System. 86 2. Planning assistance to the Department of Education, 87 school districts, and public schools to address and reduce any 88 issues identified by the annual assessment. 89 (c) Contract, if assistance with the completion of the 90 annual assessment under paragraph (b) is needed, with one or 91 more independent, third-party professional organizations. 92 (d) Provide the annual assessment under paragraph (b) to 93 the Commissioner of Education by December 1, 2016, and annually 94 thereafter. If the Department of Education notifies a school 95 district that the district is not in compliance with the 96 information technology architecture standards adopted under 97 paragraph (2)(b), the district, within 60 days after such 98 notification, must become compliant, obtain an exemption from 99 such compliance from the Department of Education, or procure 100 services through the agency or the Department of Management 101 Services to achieve compliance. 102 Section 2. Section 282.00515, Florida Statutes, is amended 103 to read: 104 282.00515 Duties of Cabinet agencies.—The Department of 105 Legal Affairs, the Department of Financial Services, and the 106 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall adopt the 107 standards established in s. 282.0051(2)(a), (3), and (8) or 108 adopt alternative standards based on best practices and industry 109 standards, and may contract with the Agency for State Technology 110 to provide or perform any of the services and functions 111 described in s. 282.0051 for the Department of Legal Affairs, 112 the Department of Financial Services, or the Department of 113 Agriculture and Consumer Services. 114 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.