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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980864.01D DHG
HOUSE BILL 981416
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVES May, Anderson, George, Dyer, Reeser, and Saliman;
also SENATORS Schroeder, B. Alexander, Ament, Reeves, and Wham.
BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING COORDINATION OF STATEWIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Declares a need for rationally planned and coordinated purchases of telecommunications technology for state agencies in order to achieve economies of scale and allow the state to function as an "anchor tenant" in encouraging private investment in telecommunications infrastructure throughout the state. Directs all state agencies to cooperate with and provide information to the executive director of the department of personnel (director) for this purpose.
Requires the director to assemble a schedule for the coordinated purchase of state premises equipment at designated aggregated network access points (ANAPs) located in each county, and incorporate the schedule into the director's telecommunications plan adopted under current law. Requires the director to submit the recommended plan and schedule to the governor and the information management commission for approval, with copies to the general assembly.
Calls upon the director to maintain a data base and
clearing house of technical data and other information useful
to the managers of all state departments, institutions, and agencies
in their telecommunications planning and purchasing.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 2430901, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION to read:
2430901. Legislative declaration encouragement of privatesector investment state as "anchor tenant". (2) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS AND DECLARES THAT ONLY BY AGGREGATING DEMAND AT THE STATE LEVEL, THROUGH RATIONALLY PLANNED AND COORDINATED PURCHASES OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY BY ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES, CAN THE STATE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ECONOMIES OF SCALE AND ASSUME THE ROLE OF "ANCHOR TENANT" IN ENCOURAGING PRIVATESECTOR INVESTMENT IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE ADEQUATE TO PROVIDE STATEOFTHEART COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE STATE. ACCORDINGLY, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DIRECTS THAT ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES COOPERATE AND TIMELY PROVIDE ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL IN ORDER TO AGGREGATE STATEWIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY PURCHASING.
SECTION 2. 2430903 (1) (a) and (1) (e), Colorado Revised Statutes, are amended, and the said 2430903 (1) is further amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW PARAGRAPH, to read:
2430903. Duties and responsibilities. (1) The executive director of the department of personnel shall perform the following functions:
(a) (I) In consultation with state
departments, institutions, and agencies, formulate recommendations
for a current and longrange telecommunications plan
FOR APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNOR AND THE COMMISSION ON INFORMATION
MANAGEMENT, SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS PROVIDED
IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH (a). THE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE
A SCHEDULE FOR THE COORDINATED PURCHASE AND DEPLOYMENT, AT A SERIES
OF AGGREGATED NETWORK ACCESS POINTS (ANAPs) LOCATED IN EACH COUNTY,
OF STATE PREMISES EQUIPMENT PROPOSED TO BE ACQUIRED DURING EACH
OF THE FOLLOWING THREE FISCAL YEARS.
(II) THE ANAP PURCHASING SCHEDULE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 1998, SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1998, AND REVISIONS, IF NEEDED, FOR EACH OF THE NEXT TWO FISCAL YEARS SHALL BE MADE AND SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR ON OR BEFORE MAY 1, 1999, AND MAY 1, 2000, RESPECTIVELY. A COPY OF SUCH SUBMITTAL MADE TO THE GOVERNOR SHALL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 241136 (9). THE GOALS OF THE SCHEDULE SHALL BE:
(A) TO AGGREGATE THE STATE'S DEMAND FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, THUS INCREASING THE STATE'S BUYING POWER;
(B) TO ENSURE COMPATIBILITY OF EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE AMONG STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES, THUS FACILITATING THE SHARING OF INFORMATION; AND
(C) TO ENCOURAGE PRIVATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS TO INVEST IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO LINK THE ANAPS INTO A STATEWIDE, STATEOFTHEART INFORMATION NETWORK.
(III) THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLAN SHALL INCORPORATE ALL APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO:
(D) Facsimile TRANSMISSION;
(E) Closedcircuit and cable television;
(G) Public broadcast;
transmission circuits, fibreoptics,
satellites, TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING
FRAME RELAY AND ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE;
(I) FIBER OPTICS; AND
(J) SATELLITE and cellular
and their integration into applicable telecommunications networks,
for approval of the governor BROADCAST
(e) (I) Establish telecommunications procedures, standards, and records for management of telecommunications networks and facilities for all state departments, institutions, and agencies;
(II) MAINTAIN A CENTRAL DATA BASE AND CLEARING HOUSE FOR THE CURRENT STANDARDS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH (e) AND FOR OTHER INFORMATION THAT MAY BE HELPFUL TO THE MANAGERS OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES IN CARRYING OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS PART 9;
(i) IMPLEMENT THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLAN AS APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR AND THE COMMISSION ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.
SECTION 3. 2430907, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
2430907. Higher education
exemption coordination with state purchasing schedule.
Local and internal telecommunications networks of institutions
of higher education may be exempted from the provisions of this
part 9 upon application to the executive director of the department
of personnel AND APPROVAL BY THE COMMISSION ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT;
except that, IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR SUCH EXEMPTION, all systems
SHALL FIRST be certified by the executive director of the department
of personnel as being technically compatible with plans and networks
as described in section 2430903 (1) AND NOT DETRIMENTAL
TO THE GOALS OF THE PURCHASING SCHEDULE SET FORTH IN SECTION 2430903
(1) (a) (II).
SECTION 4. No appropriation. The general assembly has determined that this act can be implemented within existing appropriations, and therefore no separate appropriation of state moneys is necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.
SECTION 5. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.