Kurt Ward

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The Act establishes the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), creates the GeorgiaNet Division of the GRA, and amends the number of members on the Electronic Commerce Study Committee. As a new agency, the GRA replaces and assumes the responsibilities of other agencies, committees, departments, such as the Electronic Data Processing and Printing Committee, the GeorgiaNet Authority, and the Georgia Information Technology Policy Council. The GRA also replaces the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) as the developer and manager of Georgia's telecommunications operations. The Act further prescribes who will become GTA members and how they will be appointed. Also, the Act creates the position of Chief Information Officer for Georgia. Additionally the Act prescribes the proper procedure for bidding, financing, and managing Georgia's technology developments, and the Act reconfigures the governing board of Georgia's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Network. Finally, the Act provides that the GTA will create an Internet site for the General Assembly.

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