Gov. David Ige vetoed a similar proposal in 2019 over worries that it would hinder law enforcement operations.
A companion measure is still alive in the Senate, though the gambling bills face opposition from some legislative leaders and the governor.
The lieutenant governor and former Honolulu mayor are likely competitors in the 2022 contest.
Details on a new governance committee proposed by the Hawaii House speaker that would investigate a new management structure have yet to be seen.
This year, police agencies are required to include the names of officers who have been suspended as well as discharged once their disciplinary actions are final.
Government agencies also need to get better at sharing their data, including information on arrests and demographics, experts say.
The state’s agriculture development agency also is still a target of legislative scrutiny as is the state auditor.
UPDATED: The former official alleges that he was targeted for raising concerns over the office’s finances.