STAND. COM. REP. NO. 359

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 797

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 797 entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent 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 the Office of Enterprise Technology Services and Transform Hawaii Government.

 

Your Committee finds that this measure expedites the approval of large information system projects, which is integral to fulfilling the Hawaii Information Technology Strategic Plan. According to testimony received by your Committee, this measure promulgates key portions of the present State Information Technology (IT) Governance review process as outlined in the Governor's Administrative Directive No. 18-03, Program Governance and Independent Verification and Validation Requirements for Enterprise Information Technology Projects, dated September 25, 2018. Your Committee further finds that the annual reporting requirement to the Legislature on information technology and telecommunications acquisition projects proposed by this measure is imperative to maintaining transparency in information technology projects and will also ensure that the projects achieve their expected objectives and provide a clear return on investment.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by 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. 797, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 797, 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,

 

 

 

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SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair