STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1657-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   S.B. No. 2774

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2774, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to help lower printing, workload, and delivery costs associated with government publications by reducing the number of copies required to be deposited with the State Publications Distribution Center and requiring that every state and county agency notify the Center when electronic publications are made available.


     This measure also requires the Chief Information Officer to review the requirements necessary to implement a program to make all state and county agency publications available for online distribution.


     The Office of Information Management and Technology and the Hawaii State Public Library System supported this measure.  The Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Requiring that the Chief Information Officer consult with the counties when reviewing the necessary requirements to implement an online distribution program; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2774, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2774, S.D. 2, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,