A controversial bill that would have required Internet service providers to track all their Hawaii customers’ web use is dead.
House Bill 2288 was deferred last week by a state House committee. Its author, Rep. John Mizuno, doesn’t want to see it resurface.
The measure mandated that ISPs must keep records of all subscriber data and Internet activity for at least two years. The bill received almost no support aside from law enforcement. It was tabled by committee members who opted to leave the legislation to Congress.
Mizuno issued a statement Tuesday saying he had reviewed thousands of emails and hundreds of phone calls on the matter. He recommended the bill be killed for 2012.
A Senate version of the legislation has not been scheduled for a hearing.