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OPINION SUMMARIES POSTED

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) posts online summaries of memorandum opinions on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  Here is an overview of recent summaries that were posted. S Memo 19-1:  OIP concluded that ad hoc hiring committees formed by a University of Hawaii (UH) administrator to review applications and recommend potential candidates to ...
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With less than one month left in the legislative session, here is an update of the open government bills that have passed or remain alive for legislative consideration.  To see the actual proposals, testimony, and legislative status, go to the Legislature website at capitol.hawaii.gov. H.B. 2, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1:  Relating to the ...
Read More UPDATE FOR SECOND HALF OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

One of the duties of the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is to monitor and testify on legislative proposals and make recommendations to the Legislature.  OIP tracks proposals directly or indirectly affecting the UIPA, Sunshine Law, or open data issues, including proposals on other topics that have confidentiality provisions or exemptions from the UIPA ...
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OIP’ Analysis of the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Majority and Dissenting Opinions Rejecting the Deliberative Process Privilege as an Exemption to Disclosure Under the UIPA (March 1, 2019)   Attachments and Index

On December 21, 2018, a three-member majority of the Hawaii Supreme Court, over a vigorous dissent by two other Justices, reversed the Circuit Court and rejected nearly 30 years of OIP’s opinions recognizing the “deliberative process privilege” (DPP) as a limited form of one of the UIPA’s statutory exceptions.  In Peer News LLC v. City ...
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SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS DUE

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank and recognize Hawaii County’s Mayor’s Office and Corporation Counsel for being the first agencies to submit their Checklist and UIPA Record Request Log for the semiannual period covering requests received from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  These two agencies tied for first ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted two reports that summarize data about its open records law, which is collected on the UIPA Record Request Logs submitted by 270 state, county, and independent agencies for FY 2018, which ended on June 30, 2018.  Both reports are now on OIP’s Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov, which ...
Read More OIP POSTS STATE AND COUNTY LOG SUMMARIES AND REMINDS AGENCIES TO SAVE THEIR SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS

As calendar year 2018 comes to an end, Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its Annual Report for fiscal year 2018 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 agencies, ...
Read More OIP’S FY 2018 ANNUAL REPORT POSTED

The Hawaii Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, today overruled a line of opinions dating back to 1989 by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP), which had recognized the “deliberative process privilege” (DPP) under the statutory exception allowing government agencies to not disclose government records that, by their nature, must be confidential in order ...
Read More DELIBERATIVE PROCESS PRIVILEGE REJECTED BY THE HAWAII SUPREME COURT

On the heels of its last formal opinion about the deliberative process privilege, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its latest formal and informal opinions on OIP’s Opinion page at https://oip.hawaii.gov/. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F19-02, OIP found that the agenda and handouts for a meeting between a state agency and individual ...
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