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Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that it has posted OIP’s Report of County Agencies’ Master UIPA Record Request Year-End Log for FY 2015 (County Report) on the Reports page of its website at oip.hawaii.gov.  The Report is based on data provided by 83 agencies from all four counties for FY ...
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2016 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

Posted on May 2, 2016 in Featured, What's New

  With the upcoming adjournment of the 2016 session on May 5, 2016, it appears that only one bill of substantive interest to the state Office of Information Practices will have been passed by the Legislature this year.  On April 28, 2016, the House and Senate approved final passage of , which eliminates the sunset ...
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ALOHA WINFRED

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today bids a fond aloha to staff attorney Winfred Pong.  After luring Winfred out of retirement from his previous state service, OIP appreciates having had the benefit of his extensive experience with Hawaii’s open records and open government laws.  As Winfred embarks on new challenges during his active ...
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The conference committee on S.B. 2121, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, today voted to pass out a C.D. 1 that makes the bill’s effective date June 29, 2016.  By eliminating the sunset provisions of Act 221, SLH 2014, the bill essentially retains the strict limitations over councilmembers’ attendance at another board or community group’s meeting that ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued a formal opinion regarding the notice requirements of Hawaii’s Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F16-02, Requester asked whether the Hawaii Public Housing Authority Resident Advisory Board (Board) violated the Sunshine Law by holding its August 9, 2013 meeting ...
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The Hawaii State Legislature will be voting tomorrow on bills that will cross back to the originating body.  At this critical juncture, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) provides the following update of the most important bills affecting the UIPA or Sunshine Law that it has been monitoring: Limited meetings for county councils:  S.B. ...
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As our “grand finale” for Sunshine Week, Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that it has posted OIP’s Report of State Agencies’ Master UIPA Record Request Year-End Log for FY 2015 on the Reports page of its website at oip.hawaii.gov.  The Report is based on data provided by 204 agencies from ...
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SECOND LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) provides the following update of the most important bills affecting the UIPA or Sunshine Law that it has been monitoring, which are still alive at this point in the legislative process: Establish a reasonable duty of care to maintain government records:  S.B. 2294, S.D. 1 passed the Senate ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued two memorandum opinions regarding exceptions to disclosure under the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA).  As informal opinions, the decisions bind the parties, but will not be relied upon as precedent by OIP. In U Memo 16-2, Requester sought access to various records from the Department of ...
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been monitoring a number of legislative proposals and provides the summary below of significant bills that are being advanced by the Legislature this year: Establish a reasonable duty of care to maintain government records:  S.B. 2294, S.D. 1; H.B. 2158, H.D. 1.  These proposals are similar to ...
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