STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2109

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 811

S.D. 2

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 811, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DEMOGRAPHIC DATA,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require state agencies to disaggregate data consistent with federal standards and require publication of the data; and

 

(2) Establish a task force to assess and submit a report to the Legislature on demographic data collection, processing, retention, and sharing procedures, needs, and challenges.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, Ahahui o nā Kauka, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Response Recovery Resilience Team, Papa Ola Lokahi, Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Hawaii Workers Center, and six individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Education, Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion; 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 S.B. No. 811, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 811, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair