What’s New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been monitoring 105 bills introduced in the Hawaii State Legislature since January of this year.  Following last Friday’s deadline for bills to move to their final committees in their originating chambers, the following are bills directly relating to OIP or the laws it administers, which appear to ...
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The state Office of Information Practices congratulates the County of Hawaii and its Log Coordinator, Martha Rodillas, for being the first county to upload its data onto the “OIP Master UIPA Semiannual Log for FY 2015” on data.hawaii.gov.  This is the first year that the counties are using the Log, and OIP applauds the diligence ...
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WHAT’S NEW:  UIPA SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS DUE The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind all state, county, and independent agencies to save a copy of their UIPA Record Request Log data for the semiannual period for record requests received from July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, and to upload the ...
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Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! With the new year, it won’t be long before the Hawaii State Legislature begins its new session.  To help boards deal with legislative matters, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has prepared a new Quick Review: Sunshine Law Option to Address State Legislative Issues and Measures.  This Quick Review provides various ...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices thanks all open government advocates and agencies and wishes you a new year filled with joy, good health, and lots of Sunshine!  Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!    

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UIPA LOG ERRORS

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has delayed completing its summary of FY 2014 annual results of the UIPA Record Request Log in order to give agencies the opportunity to correct obvious mistakes in how they are entering data in their Logs.  OIP has been reviewing each agency’s Log and informing the departments of ...
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FOUR NEW INFORMAL OPINIONS

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Featured, What's New

Since the start of FY 2015 in July, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued two new formal opinions and four informal opinions.  While the two formal opinions were previously described in the November 26, 2014 What’s New article, the four informal opinions are summarized below.  Summaries of all informal opinions and the ...
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OIP’s 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has posted on oip.hawaii.gov its Annual Report for FY 2014.  While the attached report is based on OIP’s performance through the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014, the summaries of court cases monitored by OIP during the year were updated to be as timely as possible and ...
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The first appeal from a decision by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP), using the appeal process added to the law in 2012, was filed by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Board of Trustees (OHA).  The complaint to initiate a special proceeding was filed in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit on December 5, ...
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TWO NEW FORMAL OPINIONS

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has issued two new formal opinions in FY 2014 to date, which are posted on its website and are summarized as follows. In OIP Opinion Letter No. F15-01, OIP concluded that the toxicology reports of deceased motorists are required to be disclosed upon request, as no exception to disclosure ...
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