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With the Hawaii State Legislature three-fourths through the session, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is providing this highlight of legislative measures that have made the second crossover from the non-originating chamber (House or Senate) for consideration by the originating chamber.  Of the 93 new legislative measures (not including those introduced last session) that ...
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March 11-17, 2018 marks the 13th Sunshine Week celebrating access to public information and June 9, 2018 will mark the 30th birthday of the state Office of Information Practices (OIP).  While OIP can celebrate its many successes over the years to provide access to public records and meetings, it finds itself at a tipping point ...
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BILLS MAKING THE CROSSOVER

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 in Featured, What's New

With the Hawaii State Legislature halfway through the session, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is providing this highlight of legislative measures that have crossed over from the originating chamber (House or Senate) for consideration by the other chamber.  Of the 64 new legislative measures (not including those introduced last session) that OIP has ...
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OIP POSTS OPINIONS ONLINE

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has posted its latest formal opinion letter on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  In Op. Ltr. No. F18-01, OIP concluded the Commission of Water Resources Management (CWRM) was not engaging in adjudicatory functions exempt from the Sunshine Law when it went on site visits and heard presentations, and CWRM ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank the people who have taken the time to learn the facts provided in OIP’s two responses to misleading reports by the Civil Beat Law Center (CBLC),...
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OIP’S RESPONSE TO REPORT

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) responded to a staggeringly misleading report released by the Civil Beat Law Center (CBLC) yesterday.   Like last year’s CBLC report, this year’s report contains the same flawed methodology, inaccurate assumptions, bias, and lack of understanding of how and why OIP conducts its business, and it also makes misleading ...
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SEMIANNUAL UIPA LOGS DUE

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank and recognize the Hawaii County Mayor’s Office and the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for being the first agencies to submit their Checklist and UIPA Record Request Log for the semiannual period covering requests received from July 1, 2017 ...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted on Jan 2, 2018 in Featured, What's New

HAPPY NEW YEAR, from the state Office of Information Practices (OIP)! We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.  Now that you’ve welcomed in the new calendar year, it is time for all government agencies to close out the first half of the fiscal year 2018 by saving a copy of their UIPA ...
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As calendar year 2017 comes to an end, Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its Annual Report for fiscal year 2017 on the Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov.  With only nine employees, OIP is the single, statewide agency that administers the open records and open meetings laws applicable to all state, county, and independent ...
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OIP has been hard at work preparing two reports that summarize data from the UIPA Record Request Logs submitted by all state, county, and independent agencies for FY 2017.  Both reports are now on OIP’s Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov, which also links to the State’s open data portal at data.hawaii.gov. FY 2017 was the fourth ...
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