STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1104
RE: H.B. No. 33
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred H.B. No. 33, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STEERING COMMITTEE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to support the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) in developing the State's information technology standards and policies by:
(1) Amending the terms and composition of the ITSC members; and
(2) Requiring ITSC's Chief Information Officer to present an annual report to the ITSC for public comment prior to submitting the report to the Governor and Legislature.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Transform Hawai‘i Government, Hawaii Data Collaborative, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that preserving the continuity of the ITSC is necessary to properly administer section 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the development of the State's information technology standards and policies. According to oral testimony received by your Committee from the Chief Information Officer, there is no issue to add two additional members to ITSC. Your Committee further finds that ITSC is an advisory committee and not a board or commission subject to section 26-34, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
Accordingly, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(A) References to section 26-34, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding the selection and terms of members of boards and commissions; and
(B) Language requiring the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to each remove one of the members they appointed to the ITSC;
(2) Making it effective upon its approval; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 33, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 33, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair