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The State Office of Information Practices has posted its first formal opinion for FY 2016 on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. In formal Opinion Letter No. F16-01, OIP concluded that the Sunshine Law was not violated when three members of the Maui County Council and the Mayor attended the Kula Community Association Community Meeting because ...
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  The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) applauds a recent Circuit Court ruling, which applied the “palpably erroneous” standard of review and deferred to OIP’s opinions recognizing that certain information need not be disclosed under the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (UIPA), due to an exception recognizing the “deliberative ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) congratulates the County of Hawaii and its Log coordinator, Martha Rodillas, for being the first county to upload its annual data onto the “OIP Master UIPA Year-End Log for FY 2015” on data.hawaii.gov.  Hawaii County was the first county to upload its semi-annual Log results and once again, ...
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Public Testimony was not Restricted by Board

The Office of the Lt. Governor has formalized its policy for filing Sunshine Law meetings notices with its office.  In accordance with the policies of prior administrations, all meeting notices must be physically received by the Lt. Governor’s office for filing by 4:30 p.m. on the sixth day before the meeting. The state Office of Information ...
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  The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) bids a fond aloha to Administrative Assistant Mei-Lynn Nakano and welcomes her replacement, Zoe Abrams.  Zoe has been training on a part-time basis and will begin working on a full-time basis in October. Also joining OIP as an intern is Radiant Cordero, who is doing her practicum ...
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