STAND. COM. REP. NO. 152

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 125

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Labor & Tourism, to which was referred H.B. No. 125 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish The Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act to adopt uniform laws on protecting the online accounts of employees, prospective employees, unpaid interns, applicants, students, and prospective students from employers and educational institutions.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, and Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure will prevent employers and public and private educational institutions from coercing access to non-public information from personal online accounts of students and employees, who typically have less than equal bargaining power. This measure will establish a set of rules that will help employers, educational institutions, employees, students, technology service providers, practitioners, and judges to effectively apply, comply with, and enforce the law in a more consistent manner.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to December 25, 2040, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 125, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 125, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Higher Education & Technology.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Tourism,

 

 

 

 

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RICHARD H.K. ONISHI, Chair