STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1999-22

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2022

 

RE: S.B. No. 2144

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2144, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, in consultation with the Disability and Communication Access Board and a working group comprised of stakeholders, to develop and publish, and periodically review and update, electronic information technology accessibility standards to be implemented by all state entities.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, Executive Office on Aging, Hawaii State Committee of Blind Vendors, National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii, and ten individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Disability and Communication Access Board, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, and Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2144, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair