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Ray Pushes for Ohio Agency IT Study and Reform

The bill seeks to improve state agency IT systems
March 29, 2021
Sharon A. Ray News

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State Rep. Sharon Ray (R-Wadsworth) announces she will soon be introducing legislation that requires the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to provide a plan to enhance their information and technology (IT) systems. Ray also submitted a separate amendment to the budget that will study Ohio’s (IT) systems for each of the state’s agencies. 

“Moving forward, we need to ensure that our state agencies are operating at the most effective and efficient pace that our modern technology will allow,” said Ray. “My hope is that, based on results from the study if it’s finalized in the budget and under this bill, we find ways that will improve the IT systems across our state agencies.”

Ray notes that both the bill and the study are intended to analyze and determine IT needs. Ray is optimistic that the legislation will help put a plan in place on next possible steps to enhance these systems. 

“Not only will this report assist the General Assembly in understanding specifics surrounding these systems, but it can lead to a roadmap of reform to support agency administrators, departments, employees, and provide better service to Ohioans.”

Ray is a joint sponsor of the upcoming legislation alongside State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) and they are currently seeking cosponsors for the upcoming bill.