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  • Acts
  • 1999
  • Chapter 10 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1999 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. To provide for supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 1999 and for certain other activities and projects in said fiscal year, the sum set forth in section 2A is hereby appropriated from the general fund for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified herein and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

NO SECTION 2.

SECTION 2A.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Reserves.
1599-3834
For a reserve for projects to correct the date-handling logic problems, so-called, in critical commonwealth computing systems in order to sustain uninterrupted operations through the year 2000 and beyond; provided, that upon approval of the secretary of administration and finance, funds appropriated herein may be transferred to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for such projects; provided further, that said secretary shall file a quarterly report with the house and senate committees on ways and means delineating, by agency and project, the amounts which have been expended or transferred herefrom, the status of the projects, anticipated completion dates of the projects and estimates of any additional funds necessary for the completion of the projects; provided further, that no funds shall be appropriated or allocated from this item until the chief information officer files with the house and senate committees on ways and means a report which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) a delineation, by agency and project, of the specific date-handling logic problems to be remediated by the expenditure of these funds; (b) a delineation of each agency's date-handling logic problem remediation efforts undertaken prior to receipt of these funds, including the number of units remediated by software upgrades or patches, so-called, BIOS updates, so-called, or by hardware upgrades; (c) an explanation of the criteria developed by the chief information officer for the proposed distribution of the funds appropriated herein, including the chief information officer's assessment of whether the funds appropriated herein shall be used for the replacement of existing noncompliant systems or for the initial purchase of new systems; (d) an account, by agency and project, of the number, type and systems specifications of personal computers, printers, facsimile machines, phone systems or other peripherals, so-called, to be purchased for each project and a description of how the purchases remediate the date-handling logic problems; (e) detailing, by agency and project, the number, type and systems specifications of personal computers, printers, facsimile machines, phone systems or other peripherals, so-called, to be replaced for each project; and (f) detailing, for each project proposed to be funded herein, the projected impact on the service delivery or quotidian operations resulting from failure to remediate the date-handling logic problems; and provided further, that the funds appropriated herein shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2000 $20,000,000

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved April 15, 1999.