Bill Status of SB3745 97th General Assembly
Short Description: STATE AGENCY-CELL PHONE USE
Sen. Carole Pankau
| 1/8/2013||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the State Cell Phone Responsibility Act. Requires, on a monthly basis, each employee of a State agency who has been issued a cell phone for State business to submit, to the Director or Secretary of that State agency, a log of each phone call and text message that was sent or received on that phone during the preceding month and a signed certification either (i) that each call and text message on the log was for State business or (ii) that one or more calls or text messages were for other than State business. Provides that, if the employee certifies that one or more calls or text messages were for other than State business, then he or she must reimburse the State agency for each phone call and text message sent or received for other than State business. Authorizes the Director or Secretary of each State agency to set the reimbursement rate in a manner that will not only recover the cost of those calls and text messages, but also discourage the future use of State-issued cell phones for reasons other than State business. Requires, on a quarterly basis, the Director or Secretary of each State Agency to submit to the Office of the Executive Inspector General having jurisdiction over that State agency (i) copies of all logs and certifications made during the preceding quarter and (ii) a report of any employees who have not made the required reimbursement. Effective immediately.