THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STEERING COMMITTEE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. The legislature finds it to be in the best interest of the public to allow the members of the information technology steering committee to serve without regard to term limits because their institutional knowledge of the State's complex information systems would assist the chief information officer in developing the State's information technology standards and policies. In addition, the legislature finds it to be in the best interest of the public for the superintendent of education and president of the University of Hawaii to appoint representatives to the committee.
SECTION 2. Section 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
"(b) There is established an information
technology steering committee to assist the chief information officer in developing the State's information technology standards and policies, including but not limited to:
(1) Assisting the chief information officer in developing and implementing the state information technology strategic plans;
(2) Assessing executive branch departments' progress in meeting the objectives defined in the state information technology strategic plans and identifying best practices for shared or consolidated services;
(3) Ensuring technology projects are selected based on their potential impact and risk to the State, as well as their strategic value;
(4) Ensuring that executive branch departments maintain sufficient tools to assess the value and benefits of technology initiatives;
(5) Assisting the chief information officer in developing state information technology standards and policies; and
(6) Clarifying the roles, responsibilities, and authority of the office of enterprise technology services, specifically as it relates to its statewide duties.
information technology steering committee shall consist of eleven members[
appointed for four-year terms, without regard to section 26-34, with [ four]
three members to be appointed by the senate president, [ four] three
members to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one
member to be appointed by the chief justice, [ and] one member to be
appointed by the governor, one member to be appointed by the superintendent of
education, and one member to be appointed by the president of the University of
Hawaii, and [ shall] may include representatives from
executive branch departments[ , including large user agencies such as the
department of education and the University of Hawaii; the judiciary]; the
legislature; and private individuals. The chief information officer shall
serve as an ex officio member of the committee and as the chair of the
committee [ and shall ensure that the committee is evaluated periodically]. Each member shall hold office until the
member's successor is appointed. Because
cumulative experience and continuity in office are essential to the proper
administration of this part, it is declared to be in the public interest to
continue members in office as long as efficiency is demonstrated."
SECTION 3. The president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives shall each remove one member they appointed to the committee. The superintendent of education and president of the University of Hawaii shall each appoint a member to the committee.
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Information Technology Steering Committee
Preserves the continuity of the information technology steering committee to properly administer section 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, while redefining the composition of the committee. (SD1)
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