Legislation

Legislation Transform Hawaii Government identified several technology-related bills during its time advocating in the Hawaii legislative sessions. Please use this page as a resource to update yourself on legislative measures that have the greatest potential to move the needle of transforming government, from improving management and sharing of government data to facilitating long-term IT strategic planning.

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IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB33 : Relating to the Information Technology Steering Committee [PRIORITY]


Amends the terms and composition of members of the information technology steering committee. Requires the chief information officer to present an annual report to the information technology steering committee for public comment prior to submitting the report to the governor and legislature. Effective 7/1/2060.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1. Referred to the FIN committee.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB933 : Relating To Information Technology Steering Committee [PRIORITY]


Preserves the continuity of the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) by establishing four-year terms for its members, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Redefines the composition of the committee by allowing the Superintendent of Education and the President of the University of Hawaii to each appoint one member and decreasing the number of members appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Requires the Chief Information Officer to present the Office of Enterprise Technology Services annual report to ITSC prior to submitting it to the Legislature before the convening of each Regular Session. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB1251 : Relating To A Broadband And Digital Equity Office [PRIORITY]


Establishes the Hawaii broadband and digital equity office within the Governor's office. Appropriates funds for the establishment and staffing for the Hawaii broadband and digital equity office.

Status: Referred to CPC and FIN.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB809 : Relating To Broadband [PRIORITY]


Establishes the Hawaii broadband office within the Hawaii technology development corporation. Establishes the position of state broadband strategy officer. Renames the broadband assistance advisory council as the broadband advisory council and amends its purpose and membership. Requires the chief executive officer of the Hawaii technology development corporation to convene and chair the broadband advisory council. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

Status: Referred to the committee on FIN as amended in HD 2.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB913 : Relating To The Hawaii Broadband And Digital Equity Office [PRIORITY]


Establishes the Hawaii broadband and digital equity office within the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee on CPC.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1067 : Relating To The Hawaii Broadband And Digital Equity Office [PRIORITY]


Establishes the Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee on CPC.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB913 : Relating To Sustainable Electronics Management [PRIORITY]


Requires persons who receive state funds and state financial assistance to donate unnecessary but functioning electronic devices, hardware, and televisions to nonprofit organizations that will refurbish and distribute them to eligible persons in the State. Sets reporting requirements for donating entities, nonprofit refurbishers, and the department of accounting and general services. Sets administrative penalties for violations. Effective 5/1/2029. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM/JDC.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB947 : Relating To The Hawaii Broadband And Digital Equity Office [PRIORITY]


Establishes the Hawaii Broadband and Digital Equity Office within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

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

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB200 : Relating To The State Budget


Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

Status: Referred to FIN.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB435 : 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: Referred to HET and FIN.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB880 : Relating To Sunshine Law Boards


Expands board and public participation by giving boards the option, in conjunction with in-person meetings, to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the Sunshine Law, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology, with members of the public given the option to participate either remotely or at an in-person public location. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Requires remote meetings held by interactive conference technology to recess for a maximum prescribed period when audiovisual communication cannot be maintained by the board (not due to a member of the public's inability to maintain such communication) and allows the meeting to be reconvened even if only audio communication can be reestablished. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail, which also applies to remote meeting agendas. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for both remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing in a pandemic.

Status: Referred to PDP and JHA.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1034 : Relating To Sunshine Law Boards


Expands board and public participation by giving boards the option, in conjunction with in-person meetings, to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the Sunshine Law, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology, with members of the public given the option to participate either remotely or at an in-person public location. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Requires remote meetings held by interactive conference technology to recess for a maximum prescribed period when audiovisual communication cannot be maintained by the board (not due to a member of the public's inability to maintain such communication) and allows the meeting to be reconvened even if only audio communication can be reestablished. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail, which also applies to remote meeting agendas. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for both remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing in a pandemic.

Status: The committee on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be passed with amendments.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1229 : Relating To The State Budget


Appropriates funds for the operating and capital improvement budget of the Executive Branch for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

Status: Referred to WAM.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1256 : Relating To The State Budget


Appropriates funds for capital improvement projects for fiscal biennium 2021–2023.

Status: Referred to WAM.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1307 : Relating To Information Technology Projects


Establishes an information technology modernization program management office to provide guidance and support to major public information technology projects. (SD1)

Status: The committee on WAM will hold a public decision making on February 24, 2021.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB661 : Relating To Board Meetings


Allows boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the Sunshine Law in conjunction with in-person meetings, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for both remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing during states of emergency caused by contagious diseases. Effective 12/31/2050. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB797 : Relating To The Office Of Enterprise Technology Services


Allows boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the Sunshine Law in conjunction with in-person meetings, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for both remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing during states of emergency caused by contagious diseases. Effective 12/31/2050. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB1191 : Relating To Broadband Service Infrastructure


Establishes the broadband infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved areas of the State. Amends the Hawaii technology loan revolving fund to change it to the Hawaii broadband infrastructure fund, including the types of funds deposited into the fund. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the broadband infrastructure grant program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

Status: Referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB516 : Relating To Sustainable Electronics Management


Requires persons who receive state funds and state financial assistance to donate unnecessary but functioning electronic devices, hardware, and televisions to nonprofit organizations that will refurbish and distribute them to eligible persons in the State. Sets reporting requirements for donating entities, nonprofit refurbishers, and the department of accounting and general services. Sets penalties for violations. Effective 7/1/2112. (HD1)

Status: Bill scheduled to be heard by FIN February 23, 2021.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB615 : Relating To Internet Access


Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to develop a plan to ensure that all communities in the State having schools receiving federal Title I education funds have high-speed broadband internet access.

Status: Referred to HET/EDN, CPC and FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB616 : Relating To Broadband Access


Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to conduct a study on the state of broadband access in all public housing projects in the State. Requires the Public Housing Authority to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular session of 2022. Authorizes the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to request assistance from the Legislative Reference Bureau as may be necessary.

Status: The committee on HSG recommends that the measure be deferred.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB810 : Relating To Broadband


Establishes and appropriates funds for a broadband infrastructure grant program to be administered by the department of business, economic development, and tourism.

Status: Referred to ECD, CPC, and FIN.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB83 : Relating To Internet Services


Requires the Public Utilities Commission to ensure consumers are provided with access to information services, including internet services, that are available at just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory uncapped rates.

Status: Referred to ECD, HET, and CPC.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1296 : Relating To Broadband


Establishes a broadband infrastructure grant program to be administered by the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Makes an appropriation.

Status: Referred to EET/GVO, WAM.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1390 : Relating To Broadband Infrastructure


Establishes a three-year broadband infrastructure task force to develop and support projects and partnerships to build and sustain the State's broadband infrastructure. Appropriates funds.

Status: The committee on GVO deleted the measure from the public hearing scheduled on February 11, 2021.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB536 : Relating To Telecommunications Access For Individuals With Print Disabilities


Requires the use of the Public Utilities Commission's universal service fund to provide free telecommunications access to information for individuals with print disabilities.

Status: Referred to HMS/CPN, WAM.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB850 : Relating To Broadband Infrastructure For Rural Communities


Creates a task force jointly convened by the department of transportation and department of business, economic development, and tourism to provide equitable broadband access for historically marginalized, unserved, and underserved rural communities. Requires the task force to apply for federal moneys for broadband access. Requires the departments' report to include the findings of the task force and an accounting of amounts received from the CARES Act and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 and grants disbursed by the State for broadband infrastructure for rural communities. (SD1)

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

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB851 : Relating To Wireless Broadband Networks


Clarifies that certain small wireless facilities and associated modified or replaced utility poles shall be classified as permitted uses and shall not be subject to zoning review or zoning approval if they are deployed in an underserved area or unserved area. Defines "underserved area" and "unserved area".

Status: Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB909 : Relating To Internet Access


Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to develop a plan to ensure that all communities in the State having schools receiving federal Title I education funds have high-speed broadband internet access.

Status: Referred to EET/GVO, WAM.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB910 : Relating To Public Housing


Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to establish a pilot program to ensure that all housing units in the Kuhio Park Terrace and Puuwai Momi public housing complexes are provided with sufficient internet speeds and connection quality. Appropriates moneys.

Status: Referred to HMS/HOU, WAM.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB914 : Relating To Broadband Access


Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to conduct a study on the state of broadband access in all public housing projects in the State. Requires the Public Housing Authority to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular session of 2022. Authorizes the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to request assistance from the Legislative Reference Bureau as may be necessary.

Status: Re-Referred to HMS/GVO, WAM/JDC.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB917 : Relating To Broadband Service Infrastructure


Establishes the broadband infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved areas of the State. Amends the Hawaii technology loan revolving fund to change it to the Hawaii broadband infrastructure fund, including the types of funds deposited into the fund. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the broadband infrastructure grant program.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB503 : Relating To Board Meetings


Allows boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the sunshine law in conjunction with in-person meetings, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing during states of emergency caused by contagious diseases. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB677 : Relating To The Sunshine Law


Allows boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the sunshine law and outlines the requirements for such meetings. Allows boards to require information for purposes of contact tracing in times of emergency due to a contagious disease. Allows for the holding of in-person meetings at multiple sites connected by interactive conference technology. Requires that notices include the board's electronic and postal contact information.

Status: Referred to PDP, JHA, FIN.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB740 : Relating To Voting


Makes an application for voter registration, including an affidavit, part of all driver's license, provisional license, instruction permit, and state identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant who elects to be registered to vote, unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Requires sharing of information among the counties, department of transportation, and election personnel. Effective 1/1/2022. (HD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB859 : Relating To Government Data Modernization


Establishes the position of the Chief Data Officer within the office of enterprise technology services to assist the Chief Information Officer in the oversight and management of the State's data portal and computer and data systems. Requires each executive department agency to make appropriate and existing electronic data sets available to the public. Appropriates funds for the establishment of a chief data officer position.

Status: Referred to HET, CPC, FIN.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB881 : Relating To Procurement


Authorizes the State Procurement Administrator to develop and administer a procurement automation system, authorizes the State Procurement Administrator to charge and collect an administrative fee to cover the costs of the procurement automation system, establishes a procurement automation system special fund, and supports the State Procurement Administrator’s final decision on investigations of procurement policy and compliance.

Status: Referred to GVR, CPC, FIN.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB941 : Relating To The Use Of Electronic Filing By The Public Utilities Commission


Allows the Public Utilities Commission to use electronic filing processes and similar practices. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

Status: Reported from FIN, recommending passage on Third Reading.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1035 : Relating To Procurement


Establishes a procurement automation system special fund. Allows the State Procurement Administrator to set procedures for final decisions on investigations of procurement policy and compliance. Authorizes the State Procurement Administrator to assess and collect an administrative fee to cover the costs of the procurement automation system.

Status: The committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on February 26, 2021.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1303 : Relating To Program And Budget Performance Review


Requires the director of the department of budget and finance to conduct program and budget performance reviews of all state agencies biennially. Requires the director of finance to submit a report of the findings to the legislature at the start of each legislative biennial.

Status: The committee on GVO deferred the measure.

IT Workforce Development

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1399 : Relating To Digital Public Services


Requires the office of enterprise technology services to coordinate the various state digital public services. Establishes a working group to make recommendations to coordinate efforts to create applications for individual departments and offices.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB222 : Relating To The Department Of Accounting And General Services


Requires the Comptroller's annual report to the Governor and to the Legislature to include a list of all accounts that were closed by the Comptroller during the immediately preceding fiscal year, and a list of accounts that remain open but that are serving a lapsed program or initiative. (SD1)

Status: The committee on WAM will hold a public decision making on February 26, 2021.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB803 : Relating To Government Data Modernization


Establishes the position of the chief data officer within the office of enterprise technology services to assist the chief information officer in the oversight and management of the State's data portal and computer and data systems. Requires each executive department agency to make appropriate and existing electronic data sets available to the public. Appropriates funds for the establishment of a chief data officer position.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB1341 : Relating To State Government


Establishes the office of public accountability to assume oversight and administrative responsibility for the office of the auditor, office of the ombudsman, office of information practices, Hawaii state ethics commission, and campaign spending commission. Requires the salaries of the auditor, director of LRB, executive director of the Hawaii state ethics commission, and ombudsman to be set by the legislature. Appropriates funds.

Status: Referred to LMG/JHA, FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB166 : Relating To Sunshine Law Boards


Clarifies laws regarding public meetings held by interactive conference technology by, among other things, requiring board members to be visible and audible to other members and the public, authorizing a board to require attendees to provide their names and contact information for contact tracing during certain states of emergency, and repealing the requirement that a meeting held by interactive conference technology be terminated when audio communication cannot be maintained with all locations where the meeting by interactive conference technology is being held.

Status: Referred to PDP, JHA, FIN,

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB168 : Relating To Public Agency Meetings And Records


Allows state boards to hold meetings closed to the public to consider statements and information obtained from witnesses or victims during an investigation into the hiring, evaluation, dismissal, or discipline of an officer or employee, or of charges brought against the officer or employee.

Status: Referred to LAT, JHA.

Open Government

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB190 : Relating To Sunshine Law Boards


Clarifies laws regarding public meetings held by interactive conference technology by, among other things, requiring board members to be visible and audible to other members and the public, authorizing a board to require attendees to provide their names and contact information for contact tracing during certain states of emergency, and repealing the requirement that a meeting held by interactive conference technology be terminated when audio communication cannot be maintained with all locations where the meeting by interactive conference technology is being held.

Status: Referred to PDP, JHA, FIN.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB195 : Relating To Voter Registration


Establishes automatic voter registration upon application for a driver's license or civil identification card, except when an applicant affirmatively declines on an application to register to vote. Requires the examiner of drivers to electronically transmit to the Office of Elections certain information associated with currently registered and newly registered voters. Requires accessibility of certain databases maintained or operated by the Department of Transportation or the counties.

Status: Referred to JHA, FIN.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB349 : Relating To Voting


Requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewal motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewal, or duplicate identification card be automatically registered to vote if that person is not already registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Effective 1/1/2022.

Status: Referred to JHA, FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB56 : Relating To Government


Requires the senate president and house speaker to be notified in writing upon the receipt of any federal-aid moneys for expenditure by the State within ten days following receipt.

Status: Referred to FIN.

IT Workforce Development

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB567 : Relating To Employment


Requires the legislative reference bureau to conduct a study on telework and the use of alternative work schedules for state employees. Requires state departments and agencies to cooperate with the legislative reference bureau. Requires the legislative reference bureau to submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2022. (HD1)

Status: The committeeon JHA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB59 : Relating To Non-General Funds


Repeals, abolishes, or reclassifies various non-general funds of the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee on FIN.

IT Workforce Development

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB622 : Relating To Blockchain Technology


Requires the Hawaii technology development corporation to establish a blockchain working group to recommend a definition for blockchain technology and make recommendations for individuals, businesses, and state agencies to use blockchain technology and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds.

Status: Referred to HET, FIN.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB634 : Relating To The Department Of Labor And Industrial Relations


Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to open at least one office in each county for claimants wishing to file for unemployment insurance in person. Requires state library employees to minimally assist claimants wishing to file for unemployment insurance using public access computers at the library. Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to hire or reassign staff to increase capacity of processing unemployment insurance claims. Requires the department to complete its computer upgrade and modification project within six months of this Acts passage.

Status: Referred to LAT, CPC, FIN.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB673 : Relating To Elections


Requires an election discussion group to submit recommendations to the legislature regarding election law. Amends election day registration and voting procedures for an individual who is not registered to vote before election day to authorize the clerk to give the individual a provisional ballot instead of a regular ballot under certain circumstances. Requires ballot package instructions to inform voters of the availability of translated ballot materials. Allows for counting of timely-postmarked ballots if they are received by the clerk within 5 business days of an election. Restricts electronic transmission of votes to certain military voters. Improves availability of voter service centers and places of deposit. Increases penalty for campaigning at or near voter service centers and places of deposit. Specifically includes lines at voter service centers and places of deposit in the area in which loitering and campaigning are prohibited.

Status: Referred to JHA, FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB676 : Relating To The Office Of Information Practices


Requires the OIP director to rule or provide guidance on an agency denial of access to, or granting of access to, information or records. Requires the OIP director to receive and resolve complaints under Hawaii's sunshine law either by determining whether a violation occurred or providing guidance.

Status: Referred to JHA, FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB797 : Relating To Public Records


Prohibits the governor from suspending any provision under Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Act, or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, during any emergency period.

Status: Referred to PDP, JHA, FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB853 : Relating To Voting


Defines official observes. Updates procedures to ensure ballots are properly handled and counted. Promotes fair election process. Provides for places of deposit to be open ten business days prior to election day.

Status: Referred to JHA, FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2021

HB972 : Relating To Contested Cases


Authorizes contested case hearings to be conducted through the use of interactive conference technology. (HD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee on FIN.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1126 : Relating To Contested Cases


Authorizes contested case hearings to use interactive conference technology.

Status: Re-Referred to GVO, JDC/WAM.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1198 : Relating To Tax Administration


Allows the Department of Taxation to mandate the electronic filing of partnership and S-corporation returns if the taxpayer's gross receipts exceed $250,000 and individual tax returns if the federal adjusted gross income as shown on the taxpayer’s Hawaii return exceeds $100,000. Requires certain tax return preparers to file returns electronically. Amends the rules for electronic funds transfer to remove the authorization to require electronic funds transfer or electronic filing if the federal government required that person to file or pay electronically and requires electronic funds transfers for tax return preparers and any person subject to mandatory electronic filing. Removes the timeliness requirement from the electronic funds transfer penalty. Removes the authority of the department to charge for certified copies of tax clearances. Amends the statute that mandates tax clearances for liquor license holders. Clarifies the interest rate for payments made to taxpayers out of the litigated claims fund. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM/JDC.

IT Workforce Development

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1252 : Relating To Telework


Allows public employers to establish and implement a telework program. Requires public employers with a telework program to establish a telework policy and post it on the employer's internet website; provide the teleworking employees with equipment that is reasonably necessary to perform their job functions at the teleworking site; and reimburse teleworking employees with communication costs incurred by teleworking.

Status: Referred to LCA/GVO, WAM.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB135 : Relating To Telecommunication


Requires the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to conduct a study to determine appropriate state office buildings that can provide equitable telecommunication access to allow residents and residents with disabilities to remotely participate in legislative hearings for the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui and rural areas of the City and County of Honolulu. (SD1)

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

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1350 : Relating To State Government


Establishes the office of public accountability to assume oversight and administrative responsibility for the office of the auditor, office of the ombudsman, office of information practices, Hawaii state ethics commission, and campaign spending commission. Appropriates funds.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM/JDC.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB1351 : Relating To State Government


Establishes the office of public accountability to assume oversight and administrative responsibility for the office of the auditor, office of the ombudsman, office of information practices, Hawaii state ethics commission, and campaign spending commission. Appropriates funds.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM/JDC.

Citizen Engagement

Passed

Senate Bill | 2021

SB159 : Relating To Voting


Requires any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a motor vehicle driver's license or identification card to be automatically registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines. Allows an applicant to affirmatively decline to have any of the applicant's information electronically transmitted. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation that contains driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the online voter registration system.

Status: The committee on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB246 : Relating To Government


Establishes a state government realignment commission to periodically review the state executive branch's departments, divisions, and agencies, including functions and services, and submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislature. (SD1)

Status: The committee on WAM will hold a public decision making on February 21, 2021.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB282 : Relating To Voting


Requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewal motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewal, or duplicate identification card be automatically registered to vote if that person is not already registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Effective 1/1/2022.

Status: Referred to TRS, JDC.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB330 : Relating To Compliance Reviews


Requires the department of budget and finance to conduct compliance of all state agencies biennially. Requires the department to submit a report of their findings to the legislature at the start of each legislative biennial.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB331 : Relating To The Office Of Enterprise Technology Services


Requires the Chief Information Officer of the Office of Enterprise Technology Services to report directly to the Comptroller instead of the Governor.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM.

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB418 : Relating To Voter Registration


Establishes automatic voter registration upon application for a driver's license or civil identification card, except when an applicant affirmatively declines on an application to register to vote. Requires the examiner of drivers to electronically transmit to the Office of Elections certain information associated with currently registered and newly registered voters. Requires accessibility of certain databases maintained or operated by the Department of Transportation or the counties.

Status: Referred to TRS, JDC.

Open Government

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB439 : Relating To Sunshine Law Boards


Clarifies laws regarding public meetings held by interactive conference technology by, among other things, requiring board members to be visible and audible to other members and the public, authorizing a board to require attendees to provide their names and contact information for contact tracing during certain states of emergency, and repealing the requirement that a meeting held by interactive conference technology be terminated when audio communication cannot be maintained with all locations where the meeting by interactive conference technology is being held.

Status: Referred to GVO, JDC.

Open Government

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB442 : Relating To Sunshine Law Boards


Clarifies laws regarding public meetings held by interactive conference technology by, among other things, requiring board members to be visible and audible to other members and the public, authorizing a board to require attendees to provide their names and contact information for contact tracing during certain states of emergency, and repealing the requirement that a meeting held by interactive conference technology be terminated when audio communication cannot be maintained with all locations where the meeting by interactive conference technology is being held.

Status: Referred to GVO, JDC.

IT Workforce Development

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB830 : Relating To Employment


Directs the department of human resources development to convene a working group of stakeholders to update and create policies and procedures relating to telework and alternative work schedules to address the caregiving responsibilities and other needs of state employees and submit a report on its proposed telework and alternative work schedule policies and procedures, including any recommendations on proposed legislation or specific budget requests, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2022. (SD1)

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

IT Workforce Development

Pending

Senate Bill | 2021

SB873 : Relating To Contested Cases


Authorizes contested case hearings to use interactive conference technology.

Status: The committee on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2021

SB9 : Relating To Board Members


Authorizes, until June 30, 2022, boards to exclude the public from the meeting locations where board members are physically present if the board meetings are held by interactive conference technology during a state of emergency due to a contagious illness. Permits two or more members of a board to attend state of the city, state of the county, state of the State, or state of the judiciary addresses with certain restrictions. Requires meetings held by interactive conference technology to recess, rather than terminate, when audio communication cannot be maintained and may reconvene only when audio communication is reestablished.

Status: Referred to GVO, JDC.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2020

HB1020 : Relating To Telehealth.


Establishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent full-time State Telehealth Coordinator position.

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session

IT Governance

Passed

House Bill | 2020

HB2200 : Relating To The State Budget


Adjusts and makes additional appropriations for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 to fund the operations of executive branch agencies and programs.

Status: Became law without the Governor's signature, Act 007, 07/15/2020

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB1690 : Relating To Telehealth


Establishes goals for the adoption and proliferation of telehealth to increase health care access. Establishes the State Strategic Telehealth Advisory Council and permanent State Telehealth and Health Care Access Coordinator position. Dissolves the Advisory Council on 7/1/2023. Establishes the Telehealth Administrative Simplification Working Group to research, make recommendations, and report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds.

Status: Referred to HLT, FIN, referral sheet 1

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB1832 : Relating To Information Technology


Requires the department of education, in consultation with the office of enterprise technology services, to develop and procure a uniform financial database, with parameters, benefits, and features that are compatible to the software system being implemented by the office of enterprise technology services for use by all state agencies. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.

Status: Referred to LHE/LAB, FIN, referral sheet 2

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB1926 : Relating To State Forms


Requires any state agency that requires a person to submit information, data, or other materials to create a form, including instructions, that is written in plain language, to facilitate the collection of that information, data, or material.

Status: Referred to LAB, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 3

Citizen Engagement

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2077 : Relating To Business


Establishes the position of chief entrepreneurial advisor to the governor.

Status: Referred to EDB, FIN, referral sheet 5

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2119 : Relating To Voting


Requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewal motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewal, or duplicate identification card be automatically registered to vote if that person is not already registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Effective 1/1/2021.

Status: Report adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2128 : Relating To Elections


Makes housekeeping amendments to Hawaii's elections laws to clarify and improve the administration of elections by mail.

Status: The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.

Citizen Engagement

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2139 : Relating To Hawaii Technology Development Corporation


Appropriates funds to support the programs of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.

Status: The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2005 : Relating To Voting


Requires that any person who is eligible to vote and applies for a new or renewal motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewal, or duplicate identification card be automatically registered to vote if that person is not already registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Effective 7/1/2050.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JUD with none voting aye with reservations

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2006 : Relating To Ranked Choice Voting


Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.

Status: This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2027 : Relating To Voting


Requires that any person who is eligible to vote but is not already registered to vote and applies for a new or renewed motor vehicle driver's license, provisional license, or instruction permit, or a new, renewed, or duplicate civil identification card be automatically registered to vote unless the applicant affirmatively declines to be registered to vote. Authorizes access to and electronic transmission of databases maintained or operated by the counties or the department of transportation containing driver's license or civil identification card information to election officials and the statewide voter registration system. Takes effect 1/1/2021.

Status: Referred to TRS, JDC/WAM.

Citizen Engagement

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2055 : Relating To Government


Establishes a state government realignment commission to periodically review the state executive branch's departments, divisions, and agencies, including functions and services, and submit its findings and recommendations to the legislature.

Status: Referred to GVO, JDC.

Citizen Engagement

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2056 : Relating To Post-Secondary Education


Requires the University of Hawaii to collaborate with the Department of Education and the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to develop and implement an interactive web tool that will enable degree-seeking individuals to make better-informed decisions regarding their post-secondary education and career choices. Appropriates funds.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB 2075 : Relating To The State Budget


To adjust and request appropriations for Fiscal Biennium 2019-21 funding requirements for operations and capital improvement projects of Executive Branch agencies and programs and to include appropriations from other departmental budget acts deemed necessary for program operations and capital improvements.

Status: Referred to WAM.

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2090 : Relating To Judicial Enforcement Of The Uniform Information Practices Act


Provides procedural requirements for judicial review of an agency's denial of access to a government record. Provides procedural requirements and standards of review upon appeal.

Status: This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2243 : Relating To Legislative Testimony


Requires the house and senate to permit remote testimony, via telephone, at public hearings.

Status: The committee on TEC deferred the measure.

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2375 : Relating To State Forms


Requires any state agency that requires a person to submit information, data, or other materials to create a form, including instructions, that is written in plain language, to facilitate the collection of that information, data, or material.

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

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2433 : Relating To Broadband Service Infrastructure


Establishes the broadband service infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of facilities used to provide broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the State.

Status: Re-Referred to TEC/CPH, WAM.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2452 : Relating To Government Publications


Amends provisions relating to the distribution of government publications to require deposit of electronic or digital copies, unless printed copies are requested.

Status: The committee on GVO deferred the measure.

Citizen Engagement

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2484 : Relating To Education


Establishes in the department of education an education research and development revolving fund to support the research and development of innovative curriculum, instructional materials, and related technologies. Appropriates $1,000,000 to the fund.

Status: This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled

IT Governance

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2527 : Relating To Broadband Service Infrastructure


Establishes the broadband infrastructure grant program within DBEDT to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the State. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations.

Business Process Re-engineering

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2566 : Relating To Digital Identification


Establishes a digital identification pilot program to be implemented by the director of transportation and administered by the examiner of drivers for each county. Requires the director of transportation to acquire or develop a mobile application that displays digital identification required for drivers' licenses and civil identification cards. Repeals on June 30, 2021.

Status: Re-Referred to TRS/JDC, WAM.

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2567 : Relating To Government Accountability


Requires the legislative reference bureau to develop a spreadsheet informing members of the legislature on the status and content of all reports to be submitted to the legislature as required by law or requested by legislative concurrent resolution. Requires the legislative reference bureau to inform the legislature of all annual and other reports required by law to be submitted to the legislature or requested by legislative concurrent resolution that were not timely submitted. Requires reporting entities to submit a copy of all reports submitted to the legislature to the legislative reference bureau.

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

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2568 : Relating To Government Accountability


Requires any report of a study or an audit enacted with a legislative appropriation or adopted by concurrent resolution and conducted by an executive department or agency, including the Hawaii health systems corporation, and by the legislative reference bureau, auditor, judiciary, or office of Hawaiian affairs, to be submitted to the senate president, speaker of the house, chairs of the appropriate subject matter committee of each house, and the legislative reference bureau library. Requires a public hearing or informational briefing within one year of receipt of report, except if extension granted to the hearing or briefing requirement by the senate president or speaker of the house of representatives or if the requirement is waived by the senate president or speaker of the house of representative. Exempts financial and other regularly occurring audits.

Status: Referred to GVO, WAM.

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2573 : Relating To The University Of Hawaii Board Of Regents


Requires all public meetings of the Board of Regents to be recorded in digital video format, webcast live, and archived and made available to the public.

Status: This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled

Open Government

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2170 : Relating To The University Of Hawaii Board Of Regent


Requires all public meetings of the Board of Regents to be recorded in digital video format, webcast live, and archived and made available to the public.

Status: Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2264 : Relating To Broadband Development


Establishes the Executive Office on Broadband Development within the Office of the Governor. Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Advisory Council. Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Advisory Council special fund. Appropriates funds.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2280 : Relating To The Access Hawaii Committee


Gives agencies more flexibility and online options to provide enhanced digital services to the public in order to better serve the public and businesses.

Status: Referred to LAB/IAC, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 5

Open Government

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2281 : Relating To Information Technology Steering Committee [PRIORITY]


Preserves the continuity of the Information Technology Steering Committee to properly administer 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, while redefining the composition of the committee.

Status: Referred to LAB/EDB, FIN, referral sheet 5

IT Governance

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2284 : Relating To Procurement


Authorizes the state procurement administrator to hire an exempt position and incrementally funds this position. Authorizes a three-year pilot creating an innovative project delivery partnership between the state procurement office and the office of public works under the department of accounting and general services. Requires the office to provide services to agencies state-wide on construction and innovative projects.

Status: Referred to LAB, FIN, referral sheet 5

IT Governance

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2837 : Relating To Information Technology Steering Committee [PRIORITY]


Preserves the continuity of the Information Technology Steering Committee to properly administer 27-43, Hawaii Revised Statutes, while redefining the composition of the committee.

Status: Referred to LAB/EDB, FIN, referral sheet 36

IT Governance

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB3031 : Relating To Information Technology [PRIORITY]


Requires the department of accounting and general services and the department of budget and finance, in consultation with the office of enterprise technology services, to develop and implement a uniform financial database, with parameters, benefits, and features that are compatible to the software system currently being implemented by the office of enterprise technology services at other agencies for use by all state agencies. Appropriates funds.

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

Open Government

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2342 : Relating To Public Notices


Allows government agencies to publish public notice on their official website as an alternative to the newspaper.

Status: Referred to LAB, JUD, LMG, FIN, referral sheet 5

Citizen Engagement

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2418 : Relating To Legislative Testimony


Requires the house and senate to permit remote testimony, via telephone, at public hearings.

Status: Referred to LMG, FIN, referral sheet 5

Citizen Engagement

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2836 : Relating To The Access Hawaii Committee


Gives agencies more flexibility and online options to provide enhanced digital services to the public in order to better serve the public and businesses.

Status: Referred to LAB/IAC, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 36

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2840 : Relating To Procurement


Authorizes the state procurement administrator to hire an exempt position and incrementally funds this position. Authorizes a three-year pilot creating an innovative project delivery partnership between the state procurement office and the office of public works under the department of accounting and general services. Requires the office to provide services to agencies state-wide on construction and innovative projects.

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

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2898 : Relating To Public Notices


Allows government agencies to publish public notice on their official website as an alternative to the newspaper. Effective 1/1/2050.

Status: Referred to LAB, JUD, LMG, FIN, referral sheet 36

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB3015 : Relating To Procurement


Makes an appropriation to the Department of Accounting and General Services for the purposes of funding training, development, and consulting services for innovative project delivery. Effective 7/1/2050.

Status: This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB3143 : Relating To Procurement


Requires the State Procurement Office and the Public Works Division of the Department of Accounting and General Services to develop a ten-year pilot program to enable innovative methods of procurement. Establishes an exempt innovative project delivery officer position within the Public Works Division. Makes an appropriation. Repeals 7/1/2031.

Status: This measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled

IT Governance

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

SB2594 : Relating To Blockchain Technology


Classifies digital assets under the Uniform Commercial Code. Specifies the manner of perfecting a security interest in digital assets. Authorizes banks to hold digital assets in their custody. Authorizes courts to hear claims relating to digital assets.

Status: The hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

House Bill | 2020

HB2596 : Relating To Broadband Service Infrastructure


Establishes the broadband service infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of facilities used to provide broadband service to unserved and underserved areas of the State.

Status: Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations

Open Government

Failed

Senate Bill | 2020

HB2624 : Relating To Environmental Impact Statements


Requires the Office of Environmental Quality Control to establish, implement, and maintain an interactive website available to the public at no cost that provides certain information and notifications regarding environmental assessment and environmental impact statement actions. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2020.

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

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB291 : Relating to Enterprise Technology Services


Appropriates funds for the Office of Enterprise Technology Services.

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Open Government

Introduced

House Bill | 2019, 2020

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: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

House Bill | 2019, 2020

HB1217 : Relating To Voter Registration


Makes inclusion of an affidavit application for voter registration mandatory for all driver's license and identification card applications. Automatically registers each applicant who elects to register for voting. Requires sharing of information among the counties, DOT, and election personnel. (HB1217 HD1)

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

IT Governance

Introduced

House Bill | 2019, 2020

HB821 : Relating To Telecommunications


Requires the Hawaii technology development corporation to seek to establish a public-private partnership to plan, build, and manage key strategic broadband infrastructure and attract cloud based companies to Hawaii. Makes an appropriation for the Hawaii broadband initiative and to establish an open access, carrier neutral cable landing station. Takes effect 7/1/2112. (SD1)

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Citizen Engagement

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB113 : Relating To Videoconferencing


Requires both chambers of the legislature to implement rules to permit residents to present testimony through audiovisual technology. Appropriates moneys to establish audiovisual systems throughout the State.

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB218 : Relating To Broadband


Requires the Hawaii technology development corporation to seek to establish a public-private partnership to plan, build, and manage key strategic broadband infrastructure and attract cloud based companies to Hawaii. Makes an appropriation to establish an open access, carrier neutral cable landing station. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB1313 : Relating To The Legislature


Requires both chambers of the legislature to establish rules for live streaming public hearings and informational briefings at the state capitol to the public through audiovisual technology.

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Open Government

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB461 : Relating To Videoconferencing


Requires LRB to conduct a feasibility study associated with the implementation of audiovisual technology in both chambers of the legislature and submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the legislature. Makes an appropriation.

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Open Government

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB337 : Relating To The Legislature


Establishes a Remote Legislative Access Program to allow for the submission of testimony remotely. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Open Government

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB811 : Relating To Legislative Access Through Remote Testimony


Requires each house of the Legislature to establish, by rule, procedures that enable the legislature to use remote testimony at legislative committee hearings to enable the public to present oral testimony at committee hearings and accommodate persons with disabilities. Appropriates funds.

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

IT Governance

Introduced

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB667 : 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. Establishes the members and duties of the working group

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

IT Governance

Pending

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

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 Chamber

IT Governance

Passed

| 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: Confirmed. Ayes, 25. Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Kidani, Kim. Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none).

IT Governance

Pending

House Bill | 2019, 2020

HB532 HD1 SD1 : 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: Passed Second Chamber

Open Government

Pending

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

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 Chamber

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Pending

House Bill | 2019, 2020

HB1593 HD1 SD1 : Relating to Information Technology


Requires the department of education, in consultation with the office of enterprise technology services, to develop and procure a uniform financial database, with parameters, benefits, and features that are compatible to the software system being implemented by the office of enterprise technology services for use by all state agencies. Appropriates moneys. Takes effect on 7/1/2112. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Chamber

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Failed

Resolution | 2019, 2020

SCR175 HD1 : Artificial Intelligence; Advisory Committee


Requesting the State to Convene an Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee to Investigate How to Implement, Develop, and Regulate Artificial Intelligence in the State.

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

Open Government

Pending

House Bill | 2019, 2020

HB1153 : Relating To Remote Testimony In Legislative Hearings


Establishes the remote legislative access program, to be supervised by the joint legislative access committee. Specific requirements that the joint legislative access committee must consider when developing the program. Requires each house of the Legislature to establish, by rule, procedures for the public to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings through remote testimony. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2022. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Chamber

IT Governance

Pending

House Bill | 2019, 2020

HB533 : Relating To Broadband


Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Office within HTDC. Establishes the position of State Broadband Strategy Officer. Renames the Broadband Assistance Advisory Council as the Broadband Advisory Council and amends its purpose and membership. Requires the CEO of HTDC to convene and chair the Broadband Advisory Council. Appropriates funds. Takes effect 7/1/3000. (SD1)

Status: Passed Second Chamber

Business Process Re-engineering

Introduced

House Bill | 2019

HB635 : Relating To Legislative Access Through Remote Testimony


Requires each house of the Legislature to establish, by rule, procedures that enable the legislature to use remote testimony at legislative committee hearings to enable the public to present oral testimony at committee hearings and accommodate persons with disabilities. Appropriates funds.

Status: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Pending

Senate Bill | 2019, 2020

SB966 : Relating To Mililani Technology Park


Requires the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to enter into negotiations to acquire the properties identified as Tax Map Keys: (1) 9-5-046:041 and (1) 9-5-046:042, parcels that are within or near Mililani Technology Park, to facilitate the redevelopment of those parcels for community benefit and the benefit of the Mililani Technology Park. Appropriates funds. (SB966 HD2)

Status: Passed Second Chamber

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

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

IT Governance

Passed

House Bill |

HB531 HD1 SD1 : 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: Transmitted to Governor.

Modernizing IT Infrastructure

Passed

House Bill |

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)