On May 9, 2022, a new Bill was presented, Bulletin N°14.969-06, initiated by Message from H.E. the President of the Republic, which amends Law N°21.180, on Digital Transformation of the State (hereinafter indistinctly as the “Law”) and amends Decree with Force of Law N°1, of 2020, of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (hereinafter indistinctly as “gradual decree”).
This Bill has its origin in the enactment of Law No. 21.180, which, in broad terms, creates and strengthens digital modalities of attention and management of administrative procedures by public agencies for individuals. In this way, the Project seeks to amend the aforementioned legal body, based on an expert report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) which states that currently there is no digital government institutionality with sufficient functions and governing powers required to adequately lead a challenge of such magnitude, seeking to modify the deadlines established in the previously mentioned regulations.
In this sense, this modification would consist of lengthening and adapting the implementation terms of the measures indicated in Law No. 21.180, also establishing a different order of the phases established for this purpose.
Thus, with the modification of transitory articles 2°, 3° and 6° of Law No. 21.180, and articles 6° and 7° of Decree with Force of Law No. 1 of 2020, it is intended to adopt a gradual implementation of the Law to the Organs of the State Administration, establishing a legal period of preparation that will extend throughout 2022 for all the groups contemplated in article 5° of the gradual decree.
Thus, the application of Phase 1 of the implementation of the Law, as provided for in the graduality decree after the amendment, would begin in 2023 for Group A and in 2024 for groups B and C, extending the implementation of the Law until 2027.
Consequently, the purpose of the Bill is to support public agencies with the largest gaps in technological solutions and to ensure the correct implementation of the Law.