STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2632
RE: S.B. No. 2774
Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
President of the Senate
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2012
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2774, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to simplify and reduce costs associated with the printing and distribution of state and county publications in response to changes in technology.
The measure also requires the Chief Information Officer of the State, in consultation with others, to review requirements necessary to implement a program to make all state and county publications available online and to report to the Legislature prior to the 2013 regular session.
Written comments in support were submitted by the Office of Information Management and Technology and one individual.
Your Committee finds that reducing the number of copies required for distribution from fifteen to seven will reduce government expenses by decreasing costs associated with printing and delivery of the publications. Your Committee also finds that making state and county publications available online will promote government transparency, increase public access to information, and preserve documents for future reference and analysis.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing "Hawaiian statutes" to "Hawaii Revised Statutes";
(2) Changing "supreme court reports" to "Hawaii reports" to refer to all appellate reports; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2774, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2774, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair