BILL ENSURING OVERSIGHT ON IT PROJECTS SIGNED INTO LAW
HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – Legislation to help ensure large information technology (IT) projects will have better success and optimal use of public resources was signed into law. Senate Bill 850 requires state departments to conduct independent verification and validation for large IT projects to control state expenditures in a responsible manner.
“This came about with the Senate Ways and Means committee and House Finance committee really looking at how to do well with all of our IT upgrades,” said Senator Jill Tokuda (Dist. 24 - Kane‘ohe, MCBH, Kailua, He‘eia, ‘‘Āhuimanu) who introduced the bill. “I know among the priorities of the Governor is fiscal accountability, integrity and IT upgrades, so I think it’s great we can do this and be accountable.”
Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) IT Governance Officer Todd Nacapuy, praised the Legislature and the Governor for taking a “proactive approach” to achieve the successful development and implementation of highly technical IT projects. SB 850 (Act 37), takes effect July 1.
Other bills signed into law by Governor David Ige include House Bill 942 (Act 35) which authorizes the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to commission an artist to design and build a monument to honor and commemorate Filipino veterans of World War II.
“I applaud my legislative colleagues for doing our share in righting the wrongs in neglecting these Filipino veterans, many of whom have passed on,” said Sen. Lorraine Inouye (Dist. 4 - Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona), who had relatives who served in the war.
“I think it is so appropriate that Hawai‘i join the effort to correct this injustice. We can do our part in correcting the broken promises and discriminatory treatment of these veterans who served our nation so admirably during World War II,” said Gov. Ige.
For a full list of bills signed by the Governor to date, visit www.capitol.hawaii.gov