2002 Uncodified Acts

2002 Virginia Uncodified Acts
Science and Technology
7/22/2019

CHAPTER 850

An Act to create a pilot project to develop a standardized Geographic Information System (GIS) model for the purposes of sharing data.

[S 610]

Approved April 17, 2002

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Department of Technology Planning, Virginia Geographic Information Network division (VGIN division) shall coordinate the creation of a pilot project to work with the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a standardized Geographic Information System (GIS) model for the purposes of sharing data relevant to analysis and warning of the spread of airborne toxins and pathogens. The pilot project shall initially involve the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission (NVPDC), Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (RRPDC), Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), Department of Health and the Geographic Information Network Division of the Department of Technology Planning.

§ 2. The NVPDC, RRPDC, HRPDC and other planning district commissions, as appropriate, shall provide staff support to the VGIN division as requested. All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the VGIN division for this pilot project, upon request.

§ 3. The VGIN division shall submit an annual written report on the progress of the pilot project, including findings and recommendations, to the Governor and the General Assembly.

§ 4. To the maximum extent practicable, the private sector may be utilized by contract to provide such goods and services as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.

2. That the provisions of this act shall expire on July 1, 2005.