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Title 22 : Libraries, History, and Information Technology


(Cite as: 22 V.S.A. § 953)
  • § 953. Vermont Web Portal Board; duties

    (a) The Board shall:

    (1) Oversee the development of a self-funded web portal and establish charges for the services it provides.

    (2) Oversee development, implementation, and promotion, in cooperation with the Agency of Digital Services, of electronic commerce and digital signature applications involving the State of Vermont.

    (3) Serve in an advisory capacity to the Agency of Digital Services and other State agencies regarding the dissemination and collection of State data to and from the citizens and businesses of Vermont.

    (4) Seek input from the general public, users of the web portal, professional associations, academic groups, and institutions and individuals with knowledge or interest in computer networking, electronic mail, public information access, gateway services, add-on services, and electronic filing of information.

    (5) Accept gifts, donations, and grants for the support of the Vermont web portal.

    (6) Oversee drafting and implementation by the Agency of Digital Services of the contract with the web portal service provider. This contract shall comply with State security and privacy standards.

    (b) All State agencies shall cooperate with the Board in providing assistance as it may request for the achievement of its purpose. Services and information to be provided by any agency shall be specified pursuant to a written agreement between the Board and the agency.

    (c) Any charges created or changed by the Board shall be approved as follows:

    (1) All such charges shall be submitted to the Governor who shall send a copy of the approval or rejection to the Joint Fiscal Committee through the Joint Fiscal Office together with the following information with respect to those items:

    (A) the costs, direct and indirect, for the present and future years related to the charge;

    (B) the department or program that will utilize the charge;

    (C) a brief statement of purpose; and

    (D) the impact on existing programs if the charge is not accepted.

    (2) The Governor’s approval shall be final unless within 30 days of receipt of the information a member of the Joint Fiscal Committee requests the charge be placed on the agenda of the Joint Fiscal Committee or, when the General Assembly is in session, be held for legislative approval. In the event of such request, the charge shall not be accepted until approved by the Joint Fiscal Committee or the Legislature. During the legislative session, the Joint Fiscal Committee shall file a notice with the House Clerk and Senate Secretary for publication in the respective calendars of any charge approval requests that are submitted by the Administration. Beginning on July 1, 2012, and every three years thereafter, all web portal fees shall be included in the annual consolidated Executive Branch fee report pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 605. (Added 2005, No. 203 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 30, 2006; amended 2009, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § B16; 2011, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. May 17, 2012; 2019, No. 49, § 9, eff. June 10, 2019.)