What’s New

Governor David Ige signed into law today a Sunshine Law bill that requires board packets to be open for public inspection, revises how meeting notices are to be filed, provides a new option for the recordation of meeting minutes, and makes other changes.  House Bill 165, House Draft 1, Senate Draft 2, Conference Draft 1 ...
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With the start the new fiscal year on July 1, 2017, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to begin a new FY 2018 UIPA Record Request Log.  While agencies still have some time to complete record requests received through June 30, 2017 and report them on their FY 2017 Logs, ...
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Following an appeal to the court by the board of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), the First Circuit Court upheld the Office of Information Practices’ Opinion Letter No. F15-02, which had determined that the OHA board violated the Sunshine Law when it (1) engaged in serial communications outside a meeting when deciding to rescind ...
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FINAL DECKING OF BILLS

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Featured, What's New

April 28, 2017 was the deadline for all bills to be decked and ready for the final passage by the Legislature this week.  The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that two bills that significantly impact the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) or the Sunshine Law have survived the legislative process and ...
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Friday, April 7, was a key legislative deadline.  At this point, it looks like the following amended bills regarding the UIPA and/or Sunshine Law have met the deadline and are still alive for the session: Bills concerning both the UIPA and Sunshine Law: SB 478, SD 1, HD 1, Relating to Government Records, and HB ...
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OIP ON ROUNDTABLE

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Featured, What's New

The Director of the state Office of Information Practices (OIP), Cheryl Kakazu Park, was the guest of Senator Russell Ruderman on the Ruderman Roundtable to discuss what OIP does and the results of the FY 2016 UIPA Log Reports.  The 30-minute interview was live streamed on March 14, 2017, and can be accessed by linking to ...
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This week is “Sunshine Week,” a national celebration of access to public information, and the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is contributing to greater government transparency and accountability by posting online two new reports summarizing the data provided by all state and county agencies on their UIPA Logs for FY 2016. FY 2016 was the ...
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OIP ON ‘OLELO

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Featured, What's New

Next week is “Sunshine Week,” a national celebration of access to public information. To kick it off, a short interview of the Director of the Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be aired on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. on ‘Olelo’s Channel 53.  Director Cheryl Kakazu Park was interviewed by Lyla Berg for ...
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Today is the deadline for the first cross-over of bills to the non-originating body.  Of the important open government legislation being tracked by the Office of Information Practices (OIP), the following bills that may impact the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) or the Sunshine Law are still alive and have already crossed over to the other ...
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As part of its training duties, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today posted a new “Quick Review:  Roundtable Discussions with Multiple Board Subject to the Sunshine Law.”  This advisory provides tips on how multiple boards may comply with the Sunshine Law’s requirements when their members participate together in a roundtable meeting, symposium, or ...
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