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ALOHA WINFRED

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today bids a fond aloha to staff attorney Winfred Pong.  After luring Winfred out of retirement from his previous state service, OIP appreciates having had the benefit of his extensive experience with Hawaii’s open records and open government laws.  As Winfred embarks on new challenges during his active ...
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Appeal from Denial of Access to General Records

The conference committee on S.B. 2121, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, today voted to pass out a C.D. 1 that makes the bill’s effective date June 29, 2016.  By eliminating the sunset provisions of Act 221, SLH 2014, the bill essentially retains the strict limitations over councilmembers’ attendance at another board or community group’s meeting that ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued a formal opinion regarding the notice requirements of Hawaii’s Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F16-02, Requester asked whether the Hawaii Public Housing Authority Resident Advisory Board (Board) violated the Sunshine Law by holding its August 9, 2013 meeting ...
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The Hawaii State Legislature will be voting tomorrow on bills that will cross back to the originating body.  At this critical juncture, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) provides the following update of the most important bills affecting the UIPA or Sunshine Law that it has been monitoring: Limited meetings for county councils:  S.B. ...
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