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File #: Int 1900-2020    Version: * Name: Establishing technology officers within the office of technology and digital services.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 2/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing technology officers within the office of technology and digital services
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Peter A. Koo, Robert F. Holden, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would establish technology officers within the office of technology and digital services. The officers would provide city agencies with digital services, review requests for proposals, and create custom software for the use of city agencies.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1900, 2. Int. No. 1900, 3. February 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 27, 2020

Int. No. 1900

 

By Council Members Kallos, Koo, Holden and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing technology officers within the office of technology and digital services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 20-h of the New York city charter, as added by a local law of the city of New York, relating to the establishment of an office of technology and digital services, is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

c. Technology officers. 1. There shall be technology officers within the office of technology and digital services. Technology officers shall operate under the authority of the chief technology officer. Technology officers shall be placed at city agencies in the priority determined by the chief technology officer or at any agency that requests the placement of a technology officer, subject to the agreement and discretion of the chief technology officer.

2. Technology officers shall provide the following services:

(a) Development of custom software, web development services, websites and digital applications at the request of the agency;

(b) Review of requests for proposals published by such agency and recommendations for obtaining requested services through the office of technology and digital services;

(c) Preparation of cost estimates for requested services through the office of technology and digital services; and

(d) Any other services that the chief technology officer determines are relevant to optimizing the digital services of the agency.

3. Any custom software, web development services or digital applications created by technology officers shall be open source and publicly accessible, except as otherwise provided in the rules or policies of the office of technology and digital services or as otherwise determined by the chief technology officer.

d. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the powers of any other agency pursuant to any other law or to limit, bind or affect the decision of any agency or officer pursuant to any process required pursuant to the charter or any other law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law. The mayor and any affected city agency may take any steps necessary for the implementation of this local law before such effective date.

 

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02/18/20 2:13 PM