HB632 HD2 crossed a major milestone today and passed a joint hearing of the TEC/JDL committees with small amendments from the Hawaii Bankers Association (see testimony). Also an appropriation amount of $100K was inserted in the section as requested by the Office of Information Practices. TEC is Chaired by Sen Glenn Wakai and JDL is Chaired by Sen Clayton Hee.
The list of submitted testimony in Support was impressive and included: Office of Information Management and Technology, Office of Information Practices, Hawaii Open Data, Common Cause: Carmille Lim, League of Women Voters: Janet Mason, Lindsea Kemp-Wilbur, Todd J. Robertson, Ryan Ozawa, Vanessa Michelou, Michael Casey, Forest Frizzell, Misa Maruyama, Tara DeWitt Coomans, Benjamin Trevino, Wynnie Hee, Cathy Ross, David Kho, Don Kosak, Jason Axelson, Javier Mendez-Alverez, Kyle Sleppy, Tory Abraham, Peter Kay and Mark Nakagawa.
Thanks to everyone who submitted testimony and joined us in person at the hearing. It was a strong showing support.
The next stop is Way and Means committee (WAM) Chaired by Sen. David Ige. I will keep you posted when that is scheduled. Again, Big Mahalos to all your continued support.