THE SENATE                           S.R. NO.              85
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO DEVELOP A PROPOSAL FOR
    A CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII. 


 1        WHEREAS, the Legislature finds the expansion of the
 2   Internet has fundamentally transformed society and the manner
 3   in which government conducts business; and
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 5        WHEREAS, the Legislature is committed to increasing the
 6   use of information technology by state agencies allowing
 7   citizens and businesses electronic access to government
 8   information and services; and
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10        WHEREAS, the increased interaction between the public and
11   the government will enable government agencies to operate more
12   efficiently; and
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14        WHEREAS, states which have successfully increased the
15   efficient use of information technology have also installed a
16   Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the state cabinet level; and
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18        WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii currently does not have a CIO
19   and therefore there is no responsibility for information
20   technology policy at the cabinet level; and
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22        WHEREAS, many of the information technology functions are
23   handled by the departments, offices, and agencies of the state
24   government; and
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26        WHEREAS, a CIO would help the State by providing guidance
27   for major investment decisions with respect to information
28   technology and decisions setting the standards for hardware,
29   software, and networking; and
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31        WHEREAS, a proposal to create a CIO requires further
32   analysis as well as information from stakeholders and advisors;
33   now, therefore,
34   
35        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
36   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2000, that the

 
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 1   Office of the Governor is requested to develop a proposal for a
 2   cabinet-level Chief Information Officer who will be responsible
 3   for directing state policy regarding information technology and
 4   who will encourage the use of new applications and investment
 5   in networking and infrastructure where feasible; and
 6   
 7        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the development of a CIO
 8   proposal shall not hold up investments in new networking
 9   applications which may increase the level of service to the
10   public; and
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12        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor is requested to
13   convene a Public Sector Information Technology Council which
14   shall consist of a representative from each of the four
15   counties, two statewide representatives, and one representative
16   each from the Department of Education, the University of
17   Hawaii, the Judiciary, the Senate, and the House of
18   Representatives; and
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20        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council will share its
21   information and strategies with the different levels of
22   government and where possible, encourage uniform standards of
23   information technology hardware, software, and networking in
24   order to increase the efficiency and ease of use by both
25   government employees and the public; and
26   
27        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor is requested to
28   report to the Legislature on the progress made in developing a
29   proposal for a cabinet-level CIO and the deliberations of the
30   Public Sector Information Technology Council, no later than
31   twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of
32   2001; and
33   
34        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
35   Resolution be transmitted to the Governor, the President of the
36   Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the
37   Lieutenant Governor, the Governor's Special Advisor for
38   Technology Development, the Comptroller, the Director of
39   Finance, the Director of Human Resources, the Superintendent of
40   Education, the President of the University of Hawaii, the Chief
41   Justice, and the Mayor of each county.
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