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SOS Secretary of State Business Intelligence Center

Concerning the creation of the business intelligence center program within the department of state.
2016 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
State Government
Bill Summary

The act 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 agencies.

The department is authorized to solicit, receive, and expend gifts, grants, or donations for direct and indirect costs.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. A. Williams
Sen. J. Tate



Rep. T. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. B. Rankin

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