What’s New

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is already looking ahead to the 2012 legislative session and has begun studying issues that may require clarification or updating of Hawaii’s open government laws, including agencies’ right to appeal OIP’s determinations and the impact of social media on open government laws.  OIP is charged with administration of Hawaii’s ...
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During the 2011 Legislative session, OIP reviewed and monitored 180 bills and resolutions affecting government information practices, and testified on 35 of these measures. No bills were passed that amended the UIPA or the Sunshine Law.

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be offering its first accredited legal seminar that provides attorneys with one credit to meet Hawaii’s mandatory continuing professional education (MCPE) requirements, beginning in June 2011. Also in June, OIP will be conducting general Sunshine Law training for county board and commission members on Kauai and Oahu.  ...
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On April 1, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Cheryl Kakazu Park as the Director of the Office of Information Practices.  A 1981 graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Ms. Park was a partner at the Honolulu law firm of Watanabe, Ing, & Kawashima before moving to Europe in 1992 and to Nevada in 1995. ...
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