STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2518
RE: S.B. No. 3031
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Technology and Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 3031 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require and appropriate funds for the Department of Accounting and General Services and Department of Budget and Finance, in consultation with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, to develop and implement a uniform financial database.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Accounting and General Services and Department of Education. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance and Office of Enterprise Technology Services.
Your Committees find that developing a uniform financial database for use by all state agencies would improve government accountability and transparency, leverage existing information technology systems, consolidate data from multiple existing systems into a single system of record, and normalize disparate account coding practices used by different state agencies. Furthermore, the uniform system needs to be able to provide timely information to the Legislature at various summary levels and at a detail level to the lowest available tracked organizational code. Such a system should be comparable to enterprise reporting programs and business analytics tools used in the private sector.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting language that would have appropriated an unspecified amount out of the general fund for fiscal year 2020-2021;
(2) Inserting language that authorizes the issuance of an unspecified amount of general obligation bonds for the development and implementation of a uniform financial database;
(3) Inserting an effective date of July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Technology and Government Operations that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3031, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3031, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Technology and Government Operations,
LAURA H. THIELEN, Chair
JARRETT KEOHOKALOLE, Chair