Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: S.B. No. 1307

S.D. 1




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 S.B. No. 1307 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish an information technology modernization program management office to provide guidance and support to major public information technology projects.


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


Your Committee finds that the Hawaii Modernization Initiative (HiMod) has had success in implementing the State Enterprise Resource Planning Project. HiMod has already updated the State's human resource management system and created a statewide payroll system. This existing project management office is currently updating the State's system of processing electronic timesheets and leave requests, while upgrading the State's financial management and accounting system. According to testimony received by your Committee, although the HiMod is not large enough to support other state modernization efforts, it can serve as a model for the information technology modernization program management office proposed in this measure. Your Committee recognizes that the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has highlighted how modern information technology infrastructure can improve public access to government services. Your Committee notes the Comptroller's oral testimony that the Department of Accounting and General Services will work with the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to provide funding in the Department's executive budget for the establishment of an information technology modernization program management office.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1) Removing the appropriation for the operation and administration of the information technology modernization program management office; and


(2) 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 S.B. No. 1307, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1307, 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,