H.B. NO.



















SECTION 1. The legislature finds that state on-line services and the means of conducting business over the Internet have dramatically changed over the years. In order to better serve the public and businesses, the State must be in alignment with current practices of departments and agencies that now use multiple internet services. The purpose of this Act is to give departments more flexibility to deliver digital services to the public; to better coordinate activities of multiple Internet services used by the state; and to take full advantage of new technologies and portal services available on the evolving Internet.

SECTION 2. Chapter 27G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:



[[]27G-1[]] Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Committee" means the access Hawaii committee.

"Government agency" means any government agency that stores, gathers, [or] generates public information, or provides services, including all branches of government, all executive departments, boards, and commissions of the State or counties, and all public corporations created by the legislature.

"Internet" means the global information system that is logically linked together by a globally unique address space based on the internet protocol (IP), or its subsequent extension; and that is able to support communications using the transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) suite, or its subsequent extension, or other IP-compatible protocols; and that provides, uses, or makes accessible, either publicly or privately, information to users.

"Internet [portal"] portals" or "portals" means the State's centralized electronic information system by which public information [is] and services are provided via [dial-in modem or continuous link to the public through subscriptions.] the internet.

"Portal [manager"] provider" means the [entity] entities or [person] persons engaged to provide content or services and manage [and operate the internet] or support activities on the [internet portal on behalf of the State.] portals.

"Value added electronic services" means services, including but not limited to:

(1) Providing periodic, continual, and ongoing access to information maintained by a government agency without requiring separate requests for information as it is created;

(2) Compiling data or performing other research services;

(3) Permitting the electronic filing of reports, renewals, or application; or

(4) Enabling the transaction of business over the internet [portal.] portals.

[[]27G-2[]] Charges for services. Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, government agencies may charge for value added electronic services provided through the [portal manager.] internet portals.

27G-3 Access Hawaii committee; establishment; membership; chairperson. (a) There is established within the department of accounting and general services, the access Hawaii committee. The provisions of section 26-34 shall not apply to the committee.

(b) The committee shall consist of not more than fifteen voting, ex officio members, or their designated representatives, as follows:

(1) The comptroller;

(2) The administrator of the state procurement office;

(3) The director of the office of information practices;

(4) The directors of not more than three government agencies appointed by the governor using or planning to use the services of the [portal manager;] internet portals;

(5) The administrative director of the courts;

(6) A representative of the Hawaii state senate appointed by the president of the senate;

(7) A representative of the Hawaii state house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(8) The chief information officers of the four counties; and

(9) The chief information officer.

(c) The chief information officer or the chief information officer's designee shall serve as the chairperson of the committee.

[[]27G-4[]] Duties of the committee. The committee shall provide oversight of the [portal manager,] internet portals, including:

(1) Review of the annual strategic plan and periodic reports on existing and potential new applications and services submitted by the portal [manager;] providers and agencies;

(2) Review and approval of all charges to portal users[;], except where other statutes set such fees;

(3) Review and approval of service [level] agreements negotiated by government agencies [with the portal manager;] for services provided through the internet portals;

(4) Review of the annual financial reports and audit of the portal [manager;] providers;

(5) Review of annual customer satisfaction surveys conducted by the portal [manager;] providers; and

(6) Review of performance measures of the portal [submitted as part of the service management plan for portal-wide indicators and application specific indicators.] providers.

27G-5 Annual report. The committee shall submit an annual report to the governor and the legislature, no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session, on the operations of the [portal.] portals. The annual report shall include the portal [manager's] providers' annual financial reports[.] as related to operations of the portals.

27G-6 Access Hawaii committee special fund. There is established in the state treasury the access Hawaii committee special fund, into which shall be deposited fees collected by the office of enterprise technology services for the purpose of supporting the access Hawaii committee. The chief information officer may appoint a portal program manager exempt from chapter 76, which may be funded by the access Hawaii committee special fund. Expenditures from the access Hawaii committee special fund shall be approved by the access Hawaii committee; provided that information on income and expenditures shall be subject to legislative review and oversight in each budget submittal from the department of accounting and general services."

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:

Access Hawaii Committee



Gives agencies more flexibility and online options to provide enhanced digital services to the public in order to better serve the public and businesses.




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