What’s New

OIP Bills Are Crossing Over

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in What's New

March 2, 2012 Both bills proposed by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be crossing over from the Senate to the House as S.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (appeals bill) and S.B. 2859, S.D. 1 (Sunshine bill). The bills were amended as previously described in OIP’s What’s New articles on February 7 and 15, 2012. Because the House ...
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February 27, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices’ (OIP) director Cheryl Kakazu Park and staff attorney Jennifer Brooks were interviewed by Beth-Ann Kozlovich on Hawaii Public Radio’s Town Square program on February 23, 2012. The in-depth interview discussed various issues, including a recent records request made to all state and county agencies as well ...
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Legislative Update

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 in What's New

February 23, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been tracking 264 bills pending before the Hawaii Legislature, and has prepared testimony for 48 of them. OIP’s three highest priority bills are S.B. 2858 (appeals bill), S.B. 2859 (Sunshine Law bill), and S.B. 2234 (electronic posting bill), all of which are being amended by the Senate. At yesterday’s joint ...
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OIP Bills Advancing

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 in What's New

February 15, 2012 The bills proposed by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be advancing asS.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (appeals bill) and S.B. 2859, S.D. 1 (Sunshine bill). The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Gilbert Keith-Agaran, decided to hold the companion House bills (H.B. 2596 and H.B. 2597) in order to work with one set ...
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OIP’s Bills’ Status

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 in What's New

February 7, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report that the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee (JDL), chaired by Senator Clayton Hee, voted today to advance SB 2858, SD 1, which establishes a clear, new appeals process for government agencies to judicially challenge OIP’s decisions. At the request of the League ...
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January 30, 2012 The Office of Information Practices’ (OIP) two bills will be heard by the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee (Senator Clayton Hee, Chair) this Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room 16 at the State Capitol. Click here for detailed summaries of SB 2858 (appeals; companion to HB 2596) and SB 2859 (Sunshine Law; companion to ...
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January 24, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that its two legislative proposals are in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s administration package and have been introduced in the 2012 legislative session. One proposal, introduced as HB 2596 and SB 2858, seeks to clarify the right of government agencies to appeal to the courts an ...
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January 18, 2012 The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is often asked for advice on dealing with particularly large or complex record requests that agencies receive under the state’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The fact that a request will require extensive agency efforts to respond is not, by itself, ...
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January 11, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that its two legislative proposals have been submitted for inclusion in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s administration package for the 2012 legislative session. One proposal seeks to clarify the right of government agencies to appeal to the courts an OIP determination that mandates the ...
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OIP’S 2011 Annual Report

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in What's New

January 4, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices has released its annual report for fiscal year (FY) 2011, which began on July 1, 2010, and ended on June 30, 2011. The full report can be found on OIP’s website at hawaii.gov/oip/reports.html. Because the annual report is on a fiscal year basis, it does not describe ...
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