THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

62

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 21, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"21-   Livestreaming; remote testimony; public hearings. (a) The legislature shall livestream all its public hearings through the use of audiovisual technology, which shall be made available to the public on the legislature's website.

(b) Each chamber of the legislature shall establish, by rule, procedures to enable the receiving of remote testimony for public hearings."

SECTION 2. Chapter 26, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part II to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"26-   Livestreaming; remote testimony; state departments; public hearings. (a) Each principal department shall livestream all its public hearings through the use of audiovisual technology, which shall be made available to the public on the respective department's website.

(b) Each principal department shall establish, by rule, procedures to enable the receiving of remote testimony for public hearings."

SECTION 3. Chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"92-   Livestreaming; remote testimony; boards and commissions; public hearings. (a) All boards and commissions shall livestream all its public hearings through the use of audiovisual technology, which shall be made available to the public on the respective board's or commission's website.

(b) All boards and commissions shall establish, by rule, procedures to enable the receiving of remote testimony for public hearings."

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Livestream; Legislature; Departments; Boards and Commissions; Public Hearings; Remote Testimony

 

Description:

Requires the legislature, state departments, and boards and commissions to livestream its public hearings and develop procedures for receiving remote testimony. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

 

 

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