STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2000
RE: H.B. No. 901
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. 901, H.D. 1, S.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 to ensure that the State Publications Distribution Center receives state and county publications in an electronic format.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Office of Enterprise Technology Services; Department of Education; Department of Transportation; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Department of Taxation; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Hawaii State Public Library System; Office of Information Practices; University of Hawaii; and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
Your Committee finds that by requiring both fewer paper copies and the deposit of electronic copies of government publications with the State Publications Distribution Center, this measure aligns with the changes in technology and public access to information, including the reduction in demand for reports produced in paper form.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making the measure effective upon its approval.
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. 901, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 901, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair