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Public Act 102-0870


Public Act 0870 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0870
SB3938 EnrolledLRB102 22759 RJF 31905 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Innovation and Technology Act
is amended by changing Sections 1-5, 1-25, and 1-35 as
    (20 ILCS 1370/1-5)
    Sec. 1-5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Client agency" means each transferring agency, or its
successor, and any other public agency to which the Department
provides service to the extent specified in an interagency
agreement with the public agency.
    "Dedicated unit" means the dedicated bureau, division,
office, or other unit within a transferring agency that is
responsible for the information technology functions of the
transferring agency.
    "Department" means the Department of Innovation and
    "Information technology" means technology,
infrastructure, equipment, systems, software, networks, and
processes used to create, send, receive, and store electronic
or digital information, including, without limitation,
computer systems and telecommunication services and systems.
"Information technology" shall be construed broadly to
incorporate future technologies (such as sensors and balanced
private hybrid or public cloud posture tailored to the mission
of the agency) that change or supplant those in effect as of
the effective date of this Act.
    "Information technology functions" means the development,
procurement, installation, retention, maintenance, operation,
possession, storage, and related functions of all information
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Innovation and
    "State agency" means each State agency, department, board,
and commission under the jurisdiction of the Governor.
    "Transferring agency" means the Department on Aging; the
Departments of Agriculture, Central Management Services,
Children and Family Services, Commerce and Economic
Opportunity, Corrections, Employment Security, Financial and
Professional Regulation, Healthcare and Family Services, Human
Rights, Human Services, Insurance, Juvenile Justice, Labor,
Lottery, Military Affairs, Natural Resources, Public Health,
Revenue, Transportation, and Veterans' Affairs; the Illinois
State Police; the Capital Development Board; the Deaf and Hard
of Hearing Commission; the Environmental Protection Agency;
the Governor's Office of Management and Budget; the
Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum; the Illinois Arts Council;
the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities; the
Illinois Emergency Management Agency; the Illinois Gaming
Board; the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority; the
Illinois Liquor Control Commission; the Office of the State
Fire Marshal; and the Prisoner Review Board.
(Source: P.A. 102-376, eff. 1-1-22; 102-538, eff. 8-20-21;
revised 9-28-21.)
    (20 ILCS 1370/1-25)
    Sec. 1-25. Charges for services; non-State funding. The
Department may establish charges for services rendered by the
Department to client agencies from funds provided directly to
the client agency by appropriation or otherwise. In
establishing charges, the Department shall consult with client
agencies to make charges transparent and clear and seek to
minimize or avoid charges for costs for which the Department
has other funding sources available.
    Client agencies shall continue to apply for and otherwise
seek federal funds and other capital and operational resources
for technology for which the agencies are eligible and,
subject to compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and
grant terms, make those funds available for use by the
Department. The Department shall assist client agencies in
identifying funding opportunities and, if funds are used by
the Department, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws,
regulations, and grant terms.
(Source: P.A. 100-611, eff. 7-20-18.)
    (20 ILCS 1370/1-35)
    Sec. 1-35. Communications services.
    (a) (Blank). The Department shall develop and implement a
comprehensive plan to coordinate or centralize communications
services among State agencies with offices at different
locations. The plan shall be updated based on a continuing
study of communications problems of State government and shall
include any information technology-related equipment or
service used for communication purposes including digital,
analog, or future transmission medium, whether for voice,
data, or any combination thereof. The plan shall take into
consideration systems that might affect economies, including,
but not limited to, quantity discount services and may include
provision of telecommunications service to local and federal
government entities located within this State if State
interests can be served by so doing.
    (b) The Department shall provide for and coordinate
communications services for State agencies and, when requested
and when in the best interests of the State, for units of
federal or local governments and public and not-for-profit
institutions of primary, secondary, and higher education. The
Department may make use of, or support or provide any
information technology-related communications equipment or
services necessary and available to support the needs of
interested parties not associated with State government
provided that State government usage shall have first
priority. For this purpose the Department shall have the power
to do all of the following:
        (1) Provide for and control the procurement,
    retention, installation, and maintenance of communications
    equipment or services used by State agencies in the
    interest of efficiency and economy.
        (2) Review existing standards and, where appropriate,
    propose to establish new or modified standards for State
    agencies which shall include a minimum of one
    telecommunication device for the deaf installed and
    operational within each State agency, to provide public
    access to agency information for those persons who are
    hearing or speech impaired. The Department shall consult
    the Department of Human Services to develop standards and
    implementation for this equipment.
        (3) Establish charges for information technology for
    State agencies and, when requested, for units of federal
    or local government and public and not-for-profit
    institutions of primary, secondary, or higher education.
    Entities charged for these services shall pay the
        (4) Instruct all State agencies to report their usage
    of communication services regularly to the Department in
    the manner the Department may prescribe.
        (5) Analyze the present and future aims and needs of
    all State agencies in the area of communications services
    and plan to serve those aims and needs in the most
    effective and efficient manner.
        (6) Provide telecommunications and other
    communications services.
        (7) Establish the administrative organization within
    the Department that is required to accomplish the purpose
    of this Section.
    This subsection (b) does not apply to the procurement of
Next Generation 9-1-1 service as governed by Section 15.6b of
the Emergency Telephone System Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 102-376, eff. 1-1-22.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2023