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February 27, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices’ (OIP) director Cheryl Kakazu Park and staff attorney Jennifer Brooks were interviewed by Beth-Ann Kozlovich on Hawaii Public Radio’s Town Square program on February 23, 2012. The in-depth interview discussed various issues, including a recent records request made to all state and county agencies as well ...
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Legislative Update

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 in What's New

February 23, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been tracking 264 bills pending before the Hawaii Legislature, and has prepared testimony for 48 of them. OIP’s three highest priority bills are S.B. 2858 (appeals bill), S.B. 2859 (Sunshine Law bill), and S.B. 2234 (electronic posting bill), all of which are being amended by the Senate. At yesterday’s joint ...
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OIP Bills Advancing

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 in What's New

February 15, 2012 The bills proposed by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be advancing asS.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (appeals bill) and S.B. 2859, S.D. 1 (Sunshine bill). The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Gilbert Keith-Agaran, decided to hold the companion House bills (H.B. 2596 and H.B. 2597) in order to work with one set ...
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OIP’s Bills’ Status

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 in What's New

February 7, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report that the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee (JDL), chaired by Senator Clayton Hee, voted today to advance SB 2858, SD 1, which establishes a clear, new appeals process for government agencies to judicially challenge OIP’s decisions. At the request of the League ...
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