STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1020
RE: H.B. No. 632
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Seventh State Legislature
Regular Session of 2013
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Technology and the Arts and Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred H.B. No. 632, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO OPEN DATA,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Require Executive branch departments to make electronic data sets available to the public;
(2) Require the Chief Information Officer to develop policies and procedures to implement the open data initiative; and
(3) Appropriate funds to provide staff and other open data coordinators to implement this measure.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Information Management and Technology; Office of Information Practices; Hawaii Open Data; Common Cause Hawaii; Internet Society, Hawaii Chapter; Hyperspective Studios, Inc.; League of Women Voters; and fifteen individuals. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Bankers Association.
Your Committees find that open data is a top initiative of the Chief Information Officer, as identified in the State of Hawaii Business and Information Technology/Information Resource Management Transformation Plan. Your Committees further find that open data increases public awareness and access to data created by and available from state departments and agencies, while enhancing government transparency and accountability. This measure also stimulates innovation with the development of new analyses or applications based on the unique data provided by the State.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring the Chief Information Officer's determination of whether information should not be disclosed to be based on whether that information is protected from disclosure by law or contract or whether that information is proprietary, rather than on a balance test of the benefits of publicly available data against the need to protect certain types of information;
(2) Inserting an appropriation amount of $100,000 to provide open data coordinators to implement this measure and chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Technology and the Arts and Judiciary and Labor that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 632, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 632, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Technology and the Arts and Judiciary and Labor,
CLAYTON HEE, Chair
GLENN WAKAI, Chair