STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2110

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 814

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. 814, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, in consultation with the Office of Language Access and a working group, to develop and publish, and periodically review and update, electronic information technology standards for multilingual accessibility to be implemented by all state entities; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds for one program manager position in the Office of Enterprise Technology Services.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights, AlohaCare, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Language Access.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the number of positions established to an unspecified number.

 

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. 814, 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. 814, 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