What’s New

May 4, 2012 On the last day of the 2012 session, the Hawaii State House of Representatives recommitted a bill requiring the official Sunshine Law meeting notices to be electronically posted. H.B. 2404, H.D. 1, S.D. 2, C.D. 1 failed to pass final reading in the House, and thus, boards must continue to file their official meeting ...
Read More Electronic Notice Bill Fails and Additional Senate Comments Regarding Appeals

OIP’s Bills Are Passed!

Posted on May 1, 2012 in What's New

May 1, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is celebrating the final passage of two key open government bills and wishes to thank all of those who worked hard on this important legislation, particularly the Judiciary chairs, Senator Clayton Hee and Representative Gilbert Keith-Agaran, and their staffs. Rep. Keith-Agaran’s insightful comments that he ...
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April 27, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report that the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee has agreed to the House’s last version of OIP’s Sunshine Law bill, which clears the way for final reading of S.B. 2859, S.D. 1, H.D. 2. This bill will create two new permitted interactions, which ...
Read More Sunshine Law Modernization Bill To Be Decked for Final Reading

April 26, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that legislation providing a simple, timely, and uniform appeals process under both the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and the Sunshine Law was passed out of the conference committee today and will go to the full Legislature for final reading. S.B. 2858, ...
Read More OIP’s Appeals Bill Passed Out of Conference Committee

OIP’s Streaming Videos

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in What's New

April 25, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that its PowerPoint presentations on the Uniform Information Practices Act and the Sunshine Law, with narration, are now available as streaming videos at hawaii.gov/oip/training. The videos can be quickly viewed in real time, without having to wait to download them first. If ...
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April 10, 2012 Hawaii Public Radio’s Beth-Ann Kozlovich recently interviewed Director Cheryl Kakazu Park about the Office of Information Practices’ (OIP) proposed appeals and Sunshine Law legislation, S.B. 2858 and S.B. 2859. As discussed in that interview, an opponent of S.B. 2858 claims that OIP is giving up its authority while other opponents argue that OIP is grabbing ...
Read More HPR Interview Regarding OIP’s Bills

April 3, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report that the House Finance Committee has voted to pass out of committee OIP’s proposal to clarify the appeals process for agencies under both the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and the Sunshine Law, as S.B. 2858, S.D. 1, H.D. 2. The committee ...
Read More House Finance Committee Passes Out OIP’s Appeals Bill

March 30, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that the House Finance Committee unanimously voted last night to pass out OIP’s Sunshine Bill, S.B. 2859, S.D. 1, with a House Draft 2. The Committee amended the bill to delete section (f) beginning on page 4, which would have created a ...
Read More House Finance Committee Passes Out OIP’s Sunshine Bill

March 21, 2012 As regular readers of our What’s New articles know, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has kept you informed of the development and progress of our legislative proposals, including Senate Bill 2858, Senate Draft 1, which clarifies the process for agencies to appeal from OIP decisions under the Uniform Information Practices Act ...
Read More Correcting Misunderstandings About OIP’s Appeals Bill

March 19, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report that the House Judiciary Committee has voted to pass house drafts of OIP’s appeals and Sunshine Law bills on to the House Finance Committee. Also moving on to the Finance Committee is the Administration’s bill to allow teleconferenced meetings. At a ...
Read More House Judiciary to Send Open Government Bills to Final Committee