2018 Legislative Session Update

Posted on May 3, 2018 in News

Honolulu —  The 2018 Legislative Session ended on May 3rd after hearing hundreds of bills. The Office of Enterprise Technology Services supported SB 2738, SD1 HD1 CD1, Relating to Found Electronic Devices. The legislature passed the bill, which allows law enforcement agencies to sanitize electronic devices that are found before it is disposed of by public auction or other means. This is to protect personal information that may be stored on the devices. The measure is expected to be signed into law by Governor Ige.
Here is an update on the other bills the ETS was tracking this session:

HB 2651 HD2 SD1 CD1: Relating to Wireless Broadband Facilities

Establishes a process to upgrade and support next-generation wireless broadband infrastructure throughout the State. Establishes a permitting, application, review, and approval process for small wireless providers or communications service providers to install wireless facilities on state or county solely-owned utility poles, or install associated utility poles, in the right of way. Applies to permit applications filed with the State or county after December 31, 2018.

HB694 HD2 SD1 CD1: Relating to Health

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 database. Appropriates funds for the establishment of two full-time equivalent positions.

HCR 94 SD1

Requesting the development of a state information technology strategic plan to include data goals and objectives.