STAND. COM. REP. NO. 393
RE: S.B. No. 1001
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Technology, to which was referred S.B. No. 1001 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 within the Office of Enterprise Technology Services a Chief Data Officer and data task force to develop, implement, and manage statewide data policies, procedures, and standards.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Office of Information Practices, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Transform Hawai‘i Government, Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest, Ulupono Initiative, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that data held by state agencies must be readily available to other state agencies, unless expressly prohibited by law or applicable regulatory requirement, with minimal administrative obstacles to enable effective, efficient, and transparent delivery of information resources and services. Your Committee further finds that it is equally vital that agencies make reasonable efforts to make data accessible to the public, because such data can inform public policy, stimulate innovation, encourage public engagement, and enhance transparency within the State.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Removing the member of the House of Representatives and member of the Senate from the membership of the task force;
(2) Requiring the task force membership to include two members of the public representing stakeholders with experience in data, rather than two members representing non-profit stakeholders and two members representing for-profit stakeholders;
(3) Designating the Director of the Office of Information Practices or the Director's designee as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the task force who is not counted toward quorum; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1001, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1001, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Technology,
JARRETT KEOHOKALOLE, Chair