STAND. COM. REP. NO. 726
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 Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1001, S.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 within the Office of Enterprise Technology Services a Chief Data Officer position and a Data Set Task Force to develop, implement, and manage statewide data policies, procedures, and standards.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Information Practices, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Transform Hawaii Government, Elemental Excelerator, Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest, and Ulupono Initiative.
Your Committee finds that this measure would facilitate data sharing between state agencies, thus increasing the transparency and accessibility of government information.
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 S.B. No. 1001, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1001, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair