STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1229

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 797

S.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 Economic Development, to which was referred S.B. No. 797, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Provide the Chief Information Officer with the authority to approve, or expedite the approval process of, a state agency's management information system project that is budgeted at or more than $1,000,000, or any other project the Chief Information Officer deems necessary to expedite; and

 

(2) Require the Chief Information Officer to annually report the status of all pending or completed projects over $1,000,000, including whether they are on time and on budget.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Transform Hawaii Government.

 

Your Committee finds that technology is an important tool for improving access to government services. By allowing certain information system projects to be expedited by the Chief Information Officer, this measure creates opportunities for economies of scale across the government system and helps to fulfill the Hawaii Information Technology Strategic Plan.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 797, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development,

 

 

 

 

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SEAN QUINLAN, Chair