STAND. COM. REP. NO. 262

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 33

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 Higher Education & Technology, to which was referred H.B. No. 33 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STEERING COMMITTEE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to support the Information Technology Steering Committee in developing the State's information technology standards and policies by amending the terms and composition of the committee members and requiring the Committee's Chief Information Officer to present an annual report to the Committee for public comment prior to submitting the report to the Governor and the Legislature.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, and Transform Hawaii Government.

 

Your Committee notes that the Information Technology Steering Committee was established to assist the Chief Information Officer of the Office of Enterprise Technology Services in developing the State's information network in conjunction with overall plans for establishing a communication backbone for state government. The expansiveness of the Steering Committee's responsibilities requires stability in membership in a rapidly changing technology environment. Appointment of members by the Superintendent of Education and University of Hawaii President will ensure a strong educational component in information technology discussions, input, and decision-making.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2060, 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 Higher Education & Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 33, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 33, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education & Technology,

 

 

 

 

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GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair