STAND. COM. REP. NO. 621

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1593

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Economic Development & Business, to which was referred H.B. No. 1593 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the Department of Budget and Finance, in consultation with the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, to develop and procure a uniform financial database for use by all state agencies; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds.

 

Transform Hawaii Government testified in support of this measure. The Department of Education, Department of Budget and Finance, and Office of Enterprise Technology Services provided comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee notes the concerns of the Department of Budget and Finance in its written testimony that there may be an issue with pre-determining a vendor or product. Vendor selection should be open and competitive to ensure transparency and that the best interests of the State are being served. A law mandating that all state agencies use a uniform financial database based on the Caspio system might be construed as special legislation.

 

Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Deleting any references to the Caspio system;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2112; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development & Business that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1593, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1593, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development & Business,

 

 

 

 

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ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair