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HB16-1014: SOS Business Intelligence Center

Government Transparency
Bill Number: HB16-1014
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: A. Williams / J. Tate


The bill creates the business intelligence center program (program)
within the department of state (department). The purpose of the program
is to streamline access to public data collected by state agencies and to
provide resources to make the data more useful. In operating the program,
the department is authorized to assist state agencies in formatting and
publishing their public data to a publicly available platform and provide
resources to help users effectively use the data. To create those resources,
the department may conduct public contests with cash awards and other
incentives for the development of application software or other tools to
help people effectively use the published public data. The business
intelligence center advisory board is created in the department to assist
the department in the operation of the program, and the advisory board
will sunset in 10 years after a review by the department of regulatory
The department is authorized to solicit, receive, and expend gifts,
grants, or donations for direct and indirect costs.

Current Status:

Governor Signed (06/10/2016)

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