What’s New

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is inviting the public to be part of the State’s open data effort and improve people’s access to government records.  OIP’s Record Request Log has already begun providing valuable insight into how well state agencies are complying with the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and OIP has created a ...
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OIP UPDATES STATUTES

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

The state Office of Information Practices has updated the statutes on its website to reflect the most recent changes following the 2014 legislative session. The Uniform Information Practices Act, chapter 92, HRS, and the Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS, can be found at http://oip.hawaii.gov/laws-rules-opinions/. OIP is in the process of updating the ...
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TWO NEW OPINIONS

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

The state Office of Information Practices has issued two new formal opinions, which are attached and posted on its website. OIP Op. Ltr. No. F14-01 considered the issues of mandatory disclosure under the UIPA and concluded that there was no  waiver of attorney-client privileged materials that were reviewed in camera by OIP.  Op. Ltr. No. ...
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UIPA LOG CHEAT SHEETS

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that it has two new “cheat sheets” to help users enter data onto their agency’s UIPA Record Request Log and to upload the totals onto the Master Log at data.hawaii.gov.  Mahalo to Kauai County Planner Marisa Valenciano for originating the attached “Cheat Sheet: How to ...
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HAPPY NEW FISCAL YEAR!

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in Featured, What's New

With the start of new fiscal year today, all State Executive Branch departments, all Counties, the Judiciary, the University of Hawaii, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), and the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO) will begin using the UIPA Record Request Log for FY 2015, which was previously distributed and can also be found on ...
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UIPA LOG for FY 2015

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Featured, What's New

June 30, 2014 is the last day to record requests on the UIPA Record Request Log for FY 2014.  While agencies should continue to use their FY 2014 Log to track how requests were resolved, they should also start a new FY 2015 Log for requests received from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  ...
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This week, the state Office of Information Practices will begin training the Counties and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) on how to use the UIPA Record Request Log, which is already being used by the Governor and Lt. Governor’s offices, all state Executive Branch departments, the Judiciary, and the University of Hawaii. The Log ...
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The state Office of Information Practices has revised the “Notice to Requester” and “Acknowledgment to Requester” forms, which may be found at oip.hawaii.gov/forms. Non-substantive changes were made to the forms and are intended to provide greater clarity.  Agencies are not required to use the forms, but are required to provide a notice or acknowledgement to ...
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2014 SESSION SUMMARY

Posted on May 5, 2014 in Featured, What's New

Here is the Office of Information Practices’ summary of significant bills that it tracked during the legislative session, which ended on May 1, 2014: SB 2249, SD 1, HD 1:  Conforms the level of detail required in a public meeting agenda for the proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal of administrative rules to the level of ...
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The House and Senate conferees yesterday agreed to pass two bills:  HB 2139, HD 1, SD 1, which amends the Sunshine Law’s limited meeting provisions to allow county councils to discuss council business at another board’s or community group’s meeting; and SB 2591, SD 1, HD 1, which requires additional detail in annual reports of police ...
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