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Posted on Feb 22, 2017 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been tracking 108 bills during this 2017 legislative session and testified on 26 of them.  Here are important bills of interest to the open government community concerning the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and Sunshine Law, which have survived last Friday’s First Lateral deadline and would have ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today issued S MEMO 17-3 regarding private discussions by councilmembers regarding their selection of officers.  Following a newspaper report about changes in the Council’s leadership after the 2016 election, an anonymous member of the public (Requester) had asked for an investigation into whether members of the Honolulu City ...
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Private Discussions by Councilmembers on Selection of Officers

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) responded to a report published yesterday by the Civil Beat Law Center entitled, “Breaking Down Hawaii’s Broken System for Resolving Public Access Disputes.”  Based on its inaccurate assumptions and metrics that excluded a number of relevant factors, the Civil Beat Law Center’s Report concludes that “OIP’s backlog is trending ...
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