STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3786
RE: H.C.R. No. 94
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 94 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLAN TO INCLUDE DATA GOALS AND OBJECTIVES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Information Technology Steering Committee to develop, in consultation with relevant state agencies, the State Information Technology Strategic Plan to include data goals and objectives and to consider model legislation from other states and best practices to establish a data strategy for inclusion in the Strategic Plan.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Planning, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Office of Information Practices, Hawaii Government Employees Association, Kupuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Advocates for Consumer Rights, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Transform Hawai‘i Government, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that other states in the United States have adopted open data driven policies that require government agencies to collect and publish data, and promote data collection and sharing in the private sector. Your Committee further finds that committing the State to transforming information technology through a strategic plan will improve the government's ability to better serve the people of Hawaii and local businesses. Your Committee notes that while progress has been made with the establishment of a Chief Information Officer, no long-term strategic plan has been officially adopted. Your Committee further notes that unlike many other states, Hawaii does not have a full-time Chief Data Officer and a large portion of the State's data remain decentralized, ultimately limiting the opportunities to integrate information technology and data across the State. Your Committee believes that the creation of a long-term strategic information technology plan will improve the delivery of programs and services; maximize accountability, efficiency, and transparency; and secure and protect the data of Hawaii's residents.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 94, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 94, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology,
GLENN WAKAI, Chair