THE SENATE

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Senator Sharon Y. Moriwaki, Chair

Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

TIME:

3:10pm

PLACE:

Via Videoconference

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 2111

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PUBLIC NOTICES.

Allows government agencies to publish public notices on an official website as an alternative to a newspaper.

 

GVO, JDC

SB 2123

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

Requires certain information on the financial disclosure statements deemed to be public records for non-paid volunteer members of state boards and commissions to be redacted.

 

GVO, JDC/WAM

SB 2143

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.

Requires each state board to make its board packets publicly available prior to the board's meeting.

 

GVO, JDC/WAM

SB 2336

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Requires the Office of Information Practices to resolve open meeting and open record complaints through either a legal determination on whether a violation occurred or guidance on the relevant legal requirements.

 

GVO, JDC

SB 2301

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

Requires the governor to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy within all boards and commissions within one hundred eighty days.  Limits holdover appointments to the end of the legislative session following the expiration of the member's term.  Requires department heads to inform the governor of any vacancy in any board or commission.  Conforms requirements regarding holdover members of the Hawaii Tourism Authority to the requirements regarding holdover members of state boards and commissions.

 

GVO, JDC

SB 2477

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

Provides for the term expiration of a holdover member of a board or commission at the end of the first regular legislative session following the expiration of the member's term.  Provides that the provisions of section 26-34, HRS, shall prevail over other inconsistent laws.  If a holdover member's term is set to expire and the Governor fails to nominate a successor, authorizes the President of the Senate to nominate a successor for that board or commission.

 

GVO, JDC/WAM

SB 2368

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INFORMAL MEETINGS.

Exempts members of a county council from the limitation on the number of members that may attend an informational meeting or presentation on matters relating to official county council business for purposes of permitted interactions.  Clarifies that such meetings shall be meetings that are open to the public.

 

GVO, JDC

SB 3038

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRIVACY AND SECURITY COUNCIL.

Amends section 487N-5(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow for each member of the Information Privacy and Security Council to designate a designee to act on the member's behalf in order to ensure quorum.

 

GVO, CPN

 

 

 

 

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Senator Sharon Moriwaki

Chair