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July 26, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has reorganized how opinions are grouped and reported on its website. To be consistent with the reporting period for OIP’s budget and annual reports, formal and informal opinions are now grouped on the website by fiscal year (FY), which runs from July 1 until June ...
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OIP Reduces Case Backlog

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 in What's New

July 19, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that it has steadily decreased its case backlog for the second year in a row. OIP ended fiscal year 2012 on June 30, 2012, with 78 outstanding cases, a 9% decrease from the 84 cases outstanding in FY 2011, and a 64% ...
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Teleconferencing Bill Is Signed

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 in What's New

July 9, 2012 On July 3, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law S.B. 2737, as Act 202, which allows boards to conduct meetings by “interactive conference technology,” including teleconferences that have no video component. The Office of Information Practices has revised its online Sunshine Law Guide (see “Telephonic and Videoconference Meetings” on page 8 of the guide) ...
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OIP’s Bills Are Enacted!

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 in What's New

July 2, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law two important open government bills. Act 176, signed on June 28, 2012, enacts S.B. 2858, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, C.D. 1. The new law creates a simple and uniform process for agencies to obtain judicial ...
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