[27G-1] Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Committee" means the access Hawaii committee.

"Government agency" means any government agency that stores, gathers, or generates public information, including all branches of government, all executive departments, boards, and commissions of the State or counties, and all public corporations created by the legislature.

"Internet" means the global information system that is logically linked together by a globally unique address space based on the internet protocol (IP), or its subsequent extension; and that is able to support communications using the transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) suite, or its subsequent extension, or other IP-compatible protocols; and that provides, uses, or makes accessible, either publicly or privately, information to users.

"Internet portal" means the centralized electronic information system by which public information is provided via dial-in modem or continuous link to the public through subscriptions.

"Portal manager" means the entity or person engaged to manage and operate the internet portal on behalf of the State.

"Value added electronic services" means services, including but not limited to:

(1) Providing periodic, continual, and ongoing access to information maintained by a government agency without requiring separate requests for information as it is created;

(2) Compiling data or performing other research services;

(3) Permitting the electronic filing of reports, renewals, or application; or

(4) Enabling the transaction of business over the internet portal. [L 2007, c 172, pt of 2]



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