STAND. COM. REP. NO. 214________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1254

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was
referred H.B. No. 1254 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to appropriate funds for a pilot
legislative audio streaming media project to allow legislative
sessions to be broadcast in streaming media format via the

     The League of Women Voters, Common Cause Hawaii,
Boats/Hawaii Inc., and concerned members of the community
submitted testimony in support of this measure.

     Your Committee finds that the public has access to televised
legislative sessions through the Public Broadcast Project.
However, these televised proceedings are only limited to those
with access to cable television.

     Streaming media makes televised hearings available through
the Internet.  Your Committee finds that this measure would make
legislative proceedings accessible to a larger segment of the
population by allowing anyone to view legislative proceedings at
their convenience.  All that would be needed would be a standard
dial-up connection to the Internet and free software.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this

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report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 1254 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and
be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Legislative

                                   EZRA KANOHO, Chair