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Please don’t forget to register for the September informational briefings on OIP’s draft administrative rules as well as training on the newest revisions to the Sunshine Law, which were announced in What’s New articles on August 21 and August 8.  All presentations will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and will start with a 60-minute ...
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The Office of Information Practices (OIP) has set up a registration site for the September informational briefings on OIP’s draft administrative rules as well as training on the newest revisions to the Sunshine Law, which were announced in the August 8, 2017 What’s New article.  All presentations will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and ...
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The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like you to save the following dates in September from 10 a.m. to noon for statewide informational briefings on OIP’s draft administrative rules as well as training on the newest revisions to the Sunshine Law: September 6  (Wed.): State Capitol Auditorium 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu September 8  ...
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The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank the state, county, and independent agencies that submitted their FY 2017 Year-End UIPA Record Request Logs and Checklists to OIP.  Special recognition goes to the Department of Defense’s Civil Defense Division, Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the City Clerk of the City and County of ...
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The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies that the FY 2017 Year-End UIPA Record Request Logs and Checklists must be submitted to OIP by July 31, 2017.  By now, agencies should have completed and logged for FY 2017 most of the requests that they received through June 30, 2017.  Each agency ...
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Governor David Ige signed into law today a Sunshine Law bill that requires board packets to be open for public inspection, revises how meeting notices are to be filed, provides a new option for the recordation of meeting minutes, and makes other changes.  House Bill 165, House Draft 1, Senate Draft 2, Conference Draft 1 ...
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With the start the new fiscal year on July 1, 2017, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to begin a new FY 2018 UIPA Record Request Log.  While agencies still have some time to complete record requests received through June 30, 2017 and report them on their FY 2017 Logs, ...
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Following an appeal to the court by the board of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), the First Circuit Court upheld the Office of Information Practices’ Opinion Letter No. F15-02, which had determined that the OHA board violated the Sunshine Law when it (1) engaged in serial communications outside a meeting when deciding to rescind ...
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FINAL DECKING OF BILLS

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Featured, What's New

April 28, 2017 was the deadline for all bills to be decked and ready for the final passage by the Legislature this week.  The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that two bills that significantly impact the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) or the Sunshine Law have survived the legislative process and ...
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Friday, April 7, was a key legislative deadline.  At this point, it looks like the following amended bills regarding the UIPA and/or Sunshine Law have met the deadline and are still alive for the session: Bills concerning both the UIPA and Sunshine Law: SB 478, SD 1, HD 1, Relating to Government Records, and HB ...
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