HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 1225, SD1

(SSCR679)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS INDEPENDENT AUDIT COMMITTEE.

Allows the chairperson of the Independent Audit Committee (IAC) of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to be selected in a manner consistent with its bylaws. Clarifies that the responsibility of the IAC as to the University's enterprise risk management is to oversee, rather than engage in the pertinent operations. Exempts from chapter 91 and part I of chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, discussions between the IAC and internal or external auditors on matters that should remain confidential in accordance with nationally recognized best practices for independent audit committees. Allows the IAC chairperson to determine whether IAC discussions that are exempt from chapter 91 and part I of chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, may be held without the presence of the President or the Chief Financial Officer of the University. (SD1)

 

HET, JHA

SB 135, SD2

(SSCR858)

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.

Requires the office of enterprise technology services to establish a working group and conduct a study to identify state office buildings that can provide equitable telecommunication access to allow residents of the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui, and rural areas of the city and county of Honolulu, including residents with disabilities, to participate remotely in legislative hearings. Requires a report to the legislature. Provides that the working group shall be dissolved on an unspecified date. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HET, JHA, FIN

SB 717, SD1

(SSCR880)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to digitize its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records and create a usable digital database no later than 7/1/2022. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HET, JHA, FIN

SB 850, SD2

(SSCR869)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES.

Creates a task force jointly convened by the department of transportation and department of business, economic development, and tourism to provide equitable broadband access for historically marginalized, unserved, and underserved rural communities. Requires the task force to apply for federal moneys for broadband access. Requires the departments' report to include the findings of the task force and an accounting of amounts received from the CARES Act and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 and grants disbursed by the State for broadband infrastructure for rural communities. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HET, CPC, FIN

SB 1222, SD2

(SSCR799)

Status

RELATING TO THE CONFERENCE CENTER REVOLVING FUND.

Expands the scope of the conference center revolving fund for the university of Hawaii at Hilo. Exempts the expenditure of moneys from the fund from bidding requirements under the Hawaii public procurement code. Requires the chancellor of the university of Hawaii at Hilo to submit annual reports of the fund to the legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HET, FIN

SB 1307, SD2

(SSCR803)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS.

Establishes an information technology modernization program management office to provide guidance and support to major information technology projects. (SD2)

 

HET, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair