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The House and Senate conferees yesterday agreed to pass two bills:  HB 2139, HD 1, SD 1, which amends the Sunshine Law’s limited meeting provisions to allow county councils to discuss council business at another board’s or community group’s meeting; and SB 2591, SD 1, HD 1, which requires additional detail in annual reports of police ...
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The Legislature passed Senate Bill 2249, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, which would conform the notice requirements for all agency proposals to adopt, amend, or repeal administrative rules to those found in the Hawaii Administrative Procedures Act, HRS Chapter 91, requiring a statement on the topic of the proposed rules or a general description of the ...
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In a continuing effort to keep people informed of the Sunshine Law’s requirements, OIP has created a new Quick Review: Audio- or Videoconferenced Meetings. The Quick Reviews provide general advice and practical tips on various topics to help agencies comply with the UIPA and Sunshine Law.  Today’s new Quick Review discusses the Sunshine Law’s requirements ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) continues to shine light on Hawaii’s open government laws with its latest resource, a law review article entitled 2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices, 36 University of Hawai’i Law Review 271 (Winter 2014).  Written by OIP Director Cheryl Kakazu Park ...
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