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The State Office of Information Practices has posted its first formal opinion for FY 2016 on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. In formal Opinion Letter No. F16-01, OIP concluded that the Sunshine Law was not violated when three members of the Maui County Council and the Mayor attended the Kula Community Association Community Meeting because ...
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  The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) applauds a recent Circuit Court ruling, which applied the “palpably erroneous” standard of review and deferred to OIP’s opinions recognizing that certain information need not be disclosed under the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (UIPA), due to an exception recognizing the “deliberative ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) congratulates the County of Hawaii and its Log coordinator, Martha Rodillas, for being the first county to upload its annual data onto the “OIP Master UIPA Year-End Log for FY 2015” on data.hawaii.gov.  Hawaii County was the first county to upload its semi-annual Log results and once again, ...
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The Office of the Lt. Governor has formalized its policy for filing Sunshine Law meetings notices with its office.  In accordance with the policies of prior administrations, all meeting notices must be physically received by the Lt. Governor’s office for filing by 4:30 p.m. on the sixth day before the meeting. The state Office of Information ...
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  The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) bids a fond aloha to Administrative Assistant Mei-Lynn Nakano and welcomes her replacement, Zoe Abrams.  Zoe has been training on a part-time basis and will begin working on a full-time basis in October. Also joining OIP as an intern is Radiant Cordero, who is doing her practicum ...
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OIP Issues New Opinions

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) issued eight new opinions in June, 2015, including two formal opinions.  The entire text of the formal opinions and the summaries of all opinions are posted on OIP’s opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. For FY 2015, OIP issued a total of 25 opinions, consisting of 4 formal opinions, 14 ...
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NEW LOG FOR NEW YEAR

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Featured, What's New

Happy New Fiscal Year!  With the new year, each agency should start a new UIPA Record Request Log for FY 2016, which can be found on OIP’s UIPA Log training page.  The FY 2016 Log form’s drop down menu for agencies now includes the legislative branch agencies.  In FY 2016, all state and county agencies ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has updated its UIPA and Sunshine Law materials to reflect the recent changes enacted by Acts 91, 92, and 140, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2015. Although Act 91 does not change the Sunshine Law itself, which is Part I of HRS Chapter 92, it amends provisions that ...
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START FY 2016 UIPA LOGS

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Featured, What's New

As the fiscal year comes to an end, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind all state and county agencies that they should start new UIPA Record Request Logs for FY 2016, for record requests received from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  Record requests received through next Tuesday, June ...
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Governor David Ige signed the bill transferring the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) for administrative purposes to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS).  House Bill 461, Senate Draft 2, Conference Draft 1, sponsored by House Speaker Joseph Souki and Representatives Sylvia Luke and Scott Saiki, was enacted as Act 92, Session Laws ...
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