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This page is provided as a resource to our coalition members and like-minded individuals who wish to join us in advocating for 2018 legislation that promotes an open, transparent and responsive Hawaii government. Click on each bill or resolution number below to link to its respective status page on the state Legislature website. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates as well as opportunities to make your voice heard.

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IT Governance

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.

 

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

Status:

Resolution adopted in final form

IT Governance

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 move forward

IT Governance

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

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.

 

BILL ENACTED (Act 51)

Status:

Transmitted to Governor

Citizen Engagement

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

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.

 

BILL ENACTED (Act 66)

Status:

Transmitted to Governor

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Relating to Wireless Broadband Facilities

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

 

BILL ENACTED (Act 49)

Status:

Transmitted to Governor

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

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

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

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.

 

BILL ENACTED (Act 135)

Status:

Transmitted to Governor

Business Process Re-Engineering

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

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