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Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee 2021

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Committee Information

The Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee considers budget issues regarding transportation construction and maintenance, information technology and communications, and administrative services such as financial accounting, risk management, fleet operations, and purchasing. The subcommittee also deals with construction management and capital facilities maintenance, capital budgeting and debt service.

The Subcommittee oversees the budgets of the Departments of Transportation (UDOT), Technology Services (DTS) and Administrative Services (DAS). The Department of Transportation (UDOT) is responsible for over 5,800 miles of Utah highways. This responsibility includes construction, snow removal, signage, bridges, repairs, highway safety, and maintenance of Utah highways. The Department of Technology Services (DTS) manages information technology (IT) programs and resources statewide. It acts as the Executive Branch's lead agency on IT, working with all other state agencies to ensure efficient and effective investment in and operation of IT. The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) provides commonly needed specialized agency support services and coordinated management of state administrative services. Areas of support include: Finance Administration, Facilities Construction Management, Archives Administration, Internal Service Funds Administration for Purchasing, Fleet Operations, and Risk Management. The Capital Budget funds new facility construction, major remodeling, alterations, repairs, improvements, roofing, and paving projects. Debt Service provides appropriations necessary to pay off interest, principal, and fees due on the state's bonded indebtedness.

The subcommittee regularly deals with the increasing costs of road and other capital construction, changing debt service rates, and the rapidly changing information technology environment, including increasing security threats to the state's information assets and systems.
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