STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1169
RE: H.B. No. 933
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 933, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Public Utilities Commission to use Universal Service Fund monies to provide free telecommunications access to certain information for individuals with print disabilities.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Committee of Blind Vendors, Disability and Communication Access Board, National Federation of the Blind, Hoopono, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, and seven individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Department of Human Services, Public Utilities Commission, and Hawaiian Telcom.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an appropriation of an unspecified amount; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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 H.B. No. 933, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 933, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair