STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1766
RE: H.B. No. 532
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 532, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GOVERNMENT DATA,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish the Chief Data Officer position and Data Task Force within the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to facilitate the sharing of data across state agencies.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Office of Information Practices, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Ulupono Initiative, Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest, Transform Hawaii Government, and Oahu County Democrats Legislative Priorities Committee.
Your Committee finds that establishing a single position responsible for statewide data management and a task force to establish data policies will help to standardize the sharing of data among agencies, increase government transparency, and promote data-driven government policies.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 532, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 532, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair