STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1560

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 284

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Labor & Government Operations and Higher Education & Technology, to which was referred S.B. No. 284, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the Technology Services Consolidation Working Group to decommission the Office of Enterprise Technology Services' data center located in the Kalanimoku Building;

 

(2) Relocate the entire Office of Enterprise Technology Services data center to an interim primary, secure, and resilient facility;

 

(3) Implement the use of cloud computing and other considerations for all consolidated state information technology data;

 

(4) Extend the dissolution date of the Technology Services Consolidation Working Group to June 30, 2028; and

 

(5) Establish requirements for procurement contracts for information technology related projects.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Judiciary, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, State Procurement Office, Office of Enterprise Technology Services, Transform Hawaii Government, and Servpac. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual.

 

Your Committees find that the State's electronic data should be secured at a data center that is resilient and not susceptible to flooding and that the data center at the Kalanimoku Building should be decommissioned and relocated to a standalone facility. According to the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, it has moved almost all of the State's critical servers from the Kalanimoku data center to other locations and has been moving some systems into the public cloud for over twelve years. The Office of Enterprise Technology Services further acknowledged that in many cases the best cloud services were not available in Hawaii.

 

Your Committees further find that the Technology Services Consolidation Working Group is the appropriate body to assist with many of the tasks involved in this measure and that extending their dissolution is, therefore, necessary.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying that the documentation and written certifications requirements for procurement of information technology-related projects applies only to bidders who seek or receive a preference;

 

(2) Deleting the requirement that cloud computing be used at the Office of Enterprise Technology Services' data center to allow the use of major cloud providers and software-as-a-service solutions outside the State, such as Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Amazon web services, and Google, among others;

 

(3) Clarifying the cloud storage requirements the working group shall comply with by June 30, 2026; and

 

(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor & Government Operations and Higher Education & Technology that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 284, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 284, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor & Government Operations and Higher Education & Technology,

 

 

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AMY A. PERRUSO, Chair

 

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SCOT Z. MATAYOSHI, Chair