HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

901

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 2

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. 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.

The purpose of this Act 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. Receipt of these reports in an electronic format prescribed by the state librarian will ensure that the Hawaii state public library system will be able to provide the public access to the report anywhere in the statewide public library system.

SECTION 2. Section 93-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"93-3 Deposit of publications. Upon release of a publication, every state and county agency shall immediately deposit [seven] two paper copies, and one electronic copy in a format prescribed by the state librarian, with the state publications distribution center and one paper copy with the University of Hawaii. Additional copies of the publications shall be deposited with the publications distribution center upon request of a representative of that center so long as copies are available.

The state librarian may enter into depository agreements with private and public educational, historical, or scientific institutions or other libraries, within or without the State, in order to achieve the objectives sought under this part."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.



 

Report Title:

Government Publications; Electronic Documents; State Public Library

 

Description:

Reduces the number of paper copies of government publications required to be deposited with the State Publications Distribution Center. Requires state and county agencies to deposit two paper copies and one electronic copy with the State Publications Distribution Center in a format as prescribed by the State Librarian. (SD2)

 

 

 

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