In the 2014 Regular Legislative Session, these bills that address the IT Consolidation Plan were signed by Governor Jindal:
House Bill 1 by Representative Fannin became Act 15, effective July 1, 2014
This legislation provides for the ordinary operating expenses of state government for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. It also provides for a reorganization of the Office of Information Technology into the Office of Technology Services; text specific to IT Consolidation is Section 6.B, p. 4:
Pursuant to the authority granted to the Office of Information Technology in R.S. 39:15.1 through R.S. 39:15.3, or its successor, and in conjunction with the assessment of the existing staff, assets, contracts, and facilities of each department, agency, program, or budget unit’s information technology resources, upon completion of this assessment and to the extent optimization of these resources will result in the projected cost savings through staff reductions, realization of operational efficiencies, and elimination of asset duplication, the commissioner of administration is authorized to transfer the functions, positions, assets, and funds from any other department, agency, program, or budget units related to this optimization to a different department. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The provisions of this Subsection also shall not apply to any agency contained in Schedule 04, Elected Officials, of this Act.
House Bill 262 by Representative James Fannin became Act 45, effective July 1, 2014.
This legislation provides for the ancillary expenses of state government and authorizes the Commissioner of Administration to transfer functions, positions, assets, and funds between and within departments in conjunction with the assessment conducted by the Office of Technology Services of staff, assets, contracts, and facilities of information technology resources, in order to optimize resources and provide cost savings. Text specific to the IT Consolidation is Section 8, p. 3; Schedule 21-815 is on p.8.
Senate Bill 481 by Senator Donahue became Act 712, effective July 1, 2014.
This legislation recreates the Office of Information Technology as the Office of Technology Services; renames the position of CIO as State Chief Information Officer and adds authority for the CIO to oversee operation of information technology and information resources and provides for additional duties and responsibility for establishing and coordinating all information technology systems and services across the executive branch of state government and for acting as the sole centralized customer for the acquisition, billing, and record keeping of information technology systems or services provided to state agencies; and reviewing, coordinating, approving, or disapproving requests by state agencies for information technology procurement; and provides for the establishment of master purchase contracts for equipment provided by individual manufacturers.