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Fifty-Fifth Legislature, First Regular Session





state agencies; technology plans; deadline


            Requires budget units to submit information technology (IT) plans to the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) by May 15, rather than September 1, of each year.


            ADOA serves as the statewide coordinator for IT resources and must adopt statewide technical, coordination and security standards for IT. ADOA develops, implements and maintains a coordinated statewide plan for IT that includes evaluating and approving or disapproving budget unit IT plans. Budget units are required to submit IT plans that include quality assurance and disaster recovery plans to ADOA each year by September 1. ADOA evaluates specific IT projects included in budget unit plans, which go through various levels of review and approval, depending upon the project cost (A.R.S. § 18-104).

            A budget unit is a department, commission, board, institution or other agency of the state receiving, expending or disbursing state funds or incurring obligations of the state, except for universities under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents, community college districts, and legislative and judicial branches (A.R.S. § 18-101).

            There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.


1.   Requires budget units to submit IT plans to ADOA on or before May 15, rather than September 1, of each year.

2.   Allows the legislative and judicial departments of state government to continue submitting IT plans to ADOA for informational purposes by September 1, rather than May 15, of each year.

3.   Makes technical changes.

4.   Becomes effective on the general effective date.


Amendments Adopted by Committee of the Whole

· Maintains the September 1 deadline for the legislative and judicial branches to submit IT plans to ADOA.

Senate Action

TAT                 1/21/21      DP     7-2-0

Prepared by Senate Research

January 28, 2021