HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2225

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2018

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to information technology.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"27-43 Office of enterprise technology services; chief information officer; information technology steering committee; establishment; responsibilities. (a) There is established within the department of accounting and general services the office of enterprise technology services, which shall be headed by a full-time chief information officer to organize, manage, and oversee statewide information technology governance. The chief information officer shall be appointed by the governor as provided in section 26-34. The chief information officer shall report directly to the governor and, in conjunction with the information technology steering committee, shall:

(1) Develop, implement, and manage statewide information technology governance;

(2) Develop, implement, and manage the state information technology strategic plans;

(3) Develop and implement statewide technology standards;

(4) Work with each executive branch department and agency to develop and maintain its respective multi-year information technology strategic and tactical plans and road maps that are part of the State's overall information technology strategic plans, road maps, and directions;

(5) Coordinate each executive branch department and agency's information technology budget request, forecast, and procurement purchase to ensure compliance with the department or agency's strategic plan and road map and with the office of enterprise technology services' information technology governance processes and enterprise architecture policies and standards, including policies and standards for systems, services, hardware, software, and security management;

(6) Report annually to the governor and the legislature on the status and implementation of the state information technology strategic plan;

(7) Perform other necessary or desirable functions to facilitate the intent of this section;

(8) Employ persons exempt from chapters 76 and 89;

(9) Provide centralized computer information management and processing services, coordination in the use of all information processing equipment, software, facilities, and services in the executive branch of the State, and consultation and support services in the use of information processing and management technologies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of state government programs;

(10) Establish, coordinate, and manage a program to provide a means for public access to public information and develop and operate an information network in conjunction with overall plans for establishing a communication backbone for state government; and

(11) Adopt rules, pursuant to chapter 91, necessary for the purposes of this part.

(b) The following information technology projects shall be required to adhere to the statewide information technology governance established under subsection (a):

(1) Any information technology project that requires technology resources estimated at $1,000,000 or greater;

(2) Any information technology project that requires oversight by the chief information officer; or

(3) Any information technology project identified by the chief information officer that will leverage business and operational efficiencies and benefits for multiple departments or agencies.

(c) Information technology projects meeting the criteria established under subsection (b) shall be reviewed in a manner established by the chief information officer to ensure that project execution, and associated expenditures, are sufficiently evaluated and receive approval by the appropriate governing body.

[(b)] (d) There is established an information technology steering committee to assist the chief information officer in developing the State's information technology standards and policies, including but not limited to:

(1) Assisting the chief information officer in developing and implementing the state information technology strategic plans;

(2) Assessing executive branch departments' progress in meeting the objectives defined in the state information technology strategic plans and identifying best practices for shared or consolidated services;

(3) Ensuring technology projects are selected based on their potential impact and risk to the State, as well as their strategic value;

(4) Ensuring that executive branch departments maintain sufficient tools to assess the value and benefits of technology initiatives;

(5) Assisting the chief information officer in developing state information technology standards and policies; and

(6) Clarifying the roles, responsibilities, and authority of the office of enterprise technology services, specifically as it relates to its statewide duties.

The information technology steering committee shall consist of eleven members, with four members to be appointed by the senate president, four members to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one member to be appointed by the chief justice, and one member to be appointed by the governor, and shall include representatives from executive branch departments, including large user agencies such as the department of education and the University of Hawaii; the judiciary; the legislature; and private individuals. The chief information officer shall serve as the chair of the committee and shall ensure that the committee is evaluated periodically.

[(c)] (e) There is established within the department of accounting and general services a special fund to be known as the shared services technology special fund to be administered and expended by the chief information officer for the purposes of this subsection. Three per cent of the receipts collected from special funds pursuant to section 36-27 shall be deposited into the shared services technology special fund. Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, the moneys in the fund shall be used to fund the operations of the chief information officer and the information technology steering committee, including the employment and training of staff and any other activities deemed necessary by the chief information officer to carry out the purposes of this section.

[(d)] (f) The chief information officer and the comptroller may raise funds to defray administrative costs and may accept donations of money and personal property on behalf of the information technology steering committee; provided that all donations accepted from private sources shall be expended in the manner prescribed by the contributor, and all moneys received shall be deposited into the information technology trust account. The chief information officer may also directly receive donated personal services and personal property for which funding is not required.

[(e)] (g) The chief information officer shall submit an annual report to the governor and the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session of the legislature on the activities and programs under the authority of the chief information officer and the information technology steering committee, and the expenditures of all moneys received from all sources and deposited into the information technology trust account and the shared services technology special fund."

SECTION 2. Section 27-43.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsections (a) and (b) to read as follows:

"(a) The chief information officer shall identify the information technology projects of the executive branch, including those of the department of education and the University of Hawaii, that shall be subject to independent verification and validation. The chief information officer shall have full discretion to require independent verification and validation of the information technology project if the chief information officer determines the project:

(1) Accomplishes critical state or department priorities;

(2) Has statutory, regulatory, or judicial mandates;

(3) Is highly complex, broad in functionality, requires significant organizational change management, or supports a large stakeholder base;

(4) Has a history of difficult and challenging system implementation; or

(5) Is a new implementation, replacement, or complete system redesign.

(b) If the chief information officer identifies an information technology project for independent verification and validation, the sponsoring department or agency shall cooperate with the chief information officer and the independent verification and validation contractor during the independent verification and validation process."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Chief Information Officer; Information Technology Projects; Verification and Validation

 

Description:

Provides the Chief Information Officer with full discretion to require independent verification and validation of the information technology projects if certain criteria are met. Requires certain information technology projects to adhere to statewide information technology governance and provides a review process developed by the chief information officer for the information technology project.

 

 

 

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