Legislation

There are a number of technology-related bills moving forward in the 2019 Hawaii legislative session. Transform Hawaii Government has identified the following priority measures as having the greatest potential to move the needle, from improving management and sharing of government data to facilitating long-term IT strategic planning.

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IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019

SB219 SD1 HD1 : Relating to Enterprise Technology Services


Requires the chief information officer, in conjunction with the information technology steering committee, to review, refresh, and submit to the state information technology strategic plan every four years.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Belatti, Yamane excused (2).

Open Government

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019

SB1001 SD2 HD1 : Relating to Government Data


Establishes a chief data officer and data task force, within the office of enterprise technology services, to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Belatti, Yamane excused (2).

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2019

HB531 HD1 : Relating to Enterprise Technology Services


Requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services Chief Information Officer to update the state information technology strategic plan every four years, with the first update to be completed in advance of the 2021 regular session.

Status: Report adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM.

Open Government

Introduced

House Bill | 2019

HB532 HD1 : Relating to Government Data


Establishes a Chief Data Officer and Data Task Force to develop, implement, and manage statewide data set policies, procedures, and standards. Appropriates moneys.

Status: The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 03-28-19 10:15AM in conference room 211.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

House Bill | 2019

HB1593 HD1 SD1 : Relating to Information Technology


Requires the Department of Budget and Finance, in consultation with the Department of Accounting and General Services and the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, to develop and procure a uniform financial database for use by all state agencies. Appropriates moneys.

Status: Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.

IT Governance

Introduced

| 2019

GM581 : Chief Information Officer of the Department of Accounting and General Services


Submitting for consideration and confirmation as the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Accounting and General Services, Gubernatorial Nominee, DOUGLAS G. MURDOCK, for a term to expire at noon on 12-05-2022.

Status: One Day Notice 03-27-19.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

Resolution | 2019

HCR129 : Artificial Intelligence; Advisory Committee


Requesting the convening of an artificial intelligence advisory committee to investigate how to implement, develop and regulate artificial intelligence in the state.

Status: Referred to EDB, FIN, referral sheet 33

IT Governance

Failed

Senate Bill | 2019

SB291 : Relating to Enterprise Technology Services


Appropriates funds for the Office of Enterprise Technology Services.

Status: The committee on WAM deferred the measure.

Open Government

Failed

House Bill | 2019

HB733 : Relating to the Chief Data Officer


Establishes the Chief Data Officer within the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to oversee and manage the sharing of state data sets.

Status: The committee(s) on EDB recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.

IT Governance

Passed

Resolution | 2018

HCR94 : Requesting the Development of a State Information Technology Strategic Plan to Include Data Goals and Objectives


Recognizes that the commitment of the government leadership of the State of Hawaii to strategic business and information technology transformation over the long term is essential to successfully harnessing the power of technology.

Status: Resolution adopted in final form

IT Governance

Failed

Resolution | 2018

SCR41 : Requesting the Chief Information Officer, in Conjunction with the Information Technology Steering Committee, to Develop State Strategic Open Data Goals and Objectives


Recognizes that access to empirical data is critical for decision makers to make informed decisions in the interest of citizens.

Status: Failed to cross over

IT Governance

Failed

House Bill | 2018

HB2225 : Relating to Information Technology


Provides the Chief Information Officer with full discretion to require independent verification and validation of the information technology projects if certain criteria are met.

Status: Failed to move forward

IT Workforce Development

Passed

House Bill | 2018

HB2607 : Relating to Education


Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a statewide computer science curricula plan for public school students in K-12 and ensure each public high school offers at least 1 computer science course each school year. Authorizes the Department of Education to contract for computer science teacher development programs. Appropriates funds.

Status: Bill enacted (Act 51)

Citizen Engagement

Failed

House Bill | 2018

HB2080 : Relating to Technology Development


Appropriates funds for grants to participants in software application challenges so that the proofs of concept created during the challenges can be developed into prototypes suitable for local and state government.

Status: Failed to move forward

Citizen Engagement

Passed

House Bill | 2018

HB2395 : Relating to Electronic Filing


Authorizes the Department of Taxation to require certain taxpayers to file returns electronically, subject to exceptions for reasonable cause as provided by administrative rules.

Status: Bill enacted (Act 66)

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Passed

House Bill | 2018

HB2651 : Relating to Wireless Broadband Facilities


Establishes a process to upgrade and support next generation wireless broadband infrastructure throughout the State.

Status: Bill enacted (Act 49)

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Senate Bill | 2018

SB2788 : Relating to Health Analytics


Establishes the Health Analytics Program in the Med-QUEST Division of the Department of Human Services and authorizes the Department of Human Services to maintain an all-payers medical claims data base.

Status: Failed to move forward

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Senate Bill | 2018

SB2879 : Relating to Education


Requires the office of enterprise technology services, in collaboration with the Department of Education, to establish a working group to study the Department of Education’s information technology infrastructure, operations, and services.

Status: Failed to move forward

Business Process Re-engineering

Passed

House Bill | 2018

HB2373 : Relating to the Sharing of Vital Statistics Records with Department of Health Program Employees for Approved Research Purposes


Authorizes the Department of Health to disclose public health statistics records internally within the Department of Health for approved research purposes.

Status: Bill enacted (Act 135)

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

Resolution | 2018

SCR10 : Urging State and County Agencies to Compile Digital Records of Existing Analog Data and Adopt Digital Data Storage Methods


Recognizes that access to agency data is imperative to the State’s commitment to solving Hawaii’s issues.

Status: Failed to move forward

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2018

SB3092 : Relating to Open Government


Requires the Office of Information Practices to resolve all public complaints about noncompliance with chapter 92F and part I of chapter 92 within six months from the date the Office of Information Practices receives the complaint.

Status: Failed to cross over