§ 42-11-2.5. Information technology investment fund.
(a) All sums from the sale of any land and the buildings and improvements thereon, and other real property, title to which is vested in the state, except as provided in §§ 37-7-15(b) and 37-7-15(c), shall be transferred to an information technology investment fund restricted-receipt account that is hereby established. This fund shall consist of such sums from the sale of any land and the buildings and improvements thereon, and other real property, title to which is vested in the state, except as provided in §§ 37-7-15(b) and 37-7-15(c), as well as a share of first response surcharge revenues collected under the provisions of § 39-21.1-14. This fund may also consist of such sums as the state may from time to time appropriate; as well as money received from the disposal of information technology equipment, loan, interest, and service charge payments from benefiting state agencies; as well as interest earnings, money received from the federal government, gifts, bequest, donations, or otherwise from any public or private source. Any such funds shall be exempt from the indirect cost recovery provisions of § 35-4-27.
(b) This fund shall be used for the purpose of acquiring information technology improvements, including, but not limited to: hardware, software, consulting services, and ongoing maintenance and upgrade contracts for state departments and agencies.
(c) The division of enterprise technology strategy and service of the Rhode Island department of administration shall adopt rules and regulations consistent with the purposes of this chapter and chapter 35 of this title, in order to provide for the orderly and equitable disbursement of funds from this account.
(d) For all requests for proposals that are issued for information technology projects, a corresponding information technology project manager shall be assigned.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 26, § 2; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 8, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 145, art. 9, § 7; P.L. 2017, ch. 192, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 251, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 302, art. 7, § 13; P.L. 2018, ch. 47, art. 7, § 11; P.L. 2019, ch. 88, art. 2, § 12.)