STAND. COM. REP. NO.2359
RE: S.B. No. 2949
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 2949 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the executive branch to provide the legislature with electronic access to executive budget data.
Testimony in support of the intent of the measure was received from the Department of Accounting and General Services. The Department of Budget and Finance submitted testimony in opposition.
Your Committees find that electronic access to executive branch budget data would be beneficial to the legislature in its deliberations on the many appropriation measures that committees must consider, and which may or may not be directly related to executive branch expenditures. With the rapid advances in technology, this information should be both readily accessible and timely.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2949 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development and Technology and Transportation, Military Affairs and Government Operations,
CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair
ROD TAM, Chair