STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1367

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 901

H.D. 1

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 901, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to reduce the burden on state and county agencies to produce paper copies of reports and ensure that the state publications distribution center receives the report in an electronic format.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation; Department of Accounting and General Services; Department of Taxation; Department of Education; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Office of Information Practices; Hawaii State Public Library System; University of Hawaii System; Office of Enterprise Technology Services; and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.

 

Your Committee finds that due to changes in technology and how the public accesses information, demand for reports produced by state and county agencies in paper form has decreased. This measure will reduce the number of government publication paper copies deposited with the State Publications Distribution Center, which will make it easier for the State Publications Distribution Center to manage the inventory of reports and provide better access to the public.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by clarifying the number of paper and electronic copies of reports that must be deposited with the State Publications Distribution Center and University of Hawaii.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 901, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 901, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,

 

 

 

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LAURA H. THIELEN, Chair