STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2498
RE: S.B. No. 2879
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology and Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2879 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to work with the Department of Education to establish a working group to study the Department's information technology infrastructure, operations, and services.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
Your Committees find that the Department of Education, unlike other state agencies, handles its own information technology services, including operating its own broadband network, internet services, and more. Your Committees further find that the Office of Enterprise Technology Services has worked with other state agencies and has been able to save the Executive Branch $11,800,000 by leveraging similar infrastructure throughout the State. Your Committees believe it would be to the benefit of the Department of Education to work in collaboration with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to establish a working group to look at the Department's information technology services.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting language to specify the membership of the working group; and
(2) 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 Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology and Education that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2879, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2879, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology and Education,
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair
GLENN WAKAI, Chair