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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 ...
Read More Senate Hearing on OIP’s Bills This Thursday, 2/2/12

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, ...
Read More OIP GUIDANCE ON UIPA: COMPLEX RECORD REQUESTS AND ‘PUBLIC INTEREST’ FEE WAIVERS

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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December 20, 2011 As our holiday gift to you, the state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that two new training videos have been posted on our website at hawaii.gov/oip! One video provides in-depth training on the Uniform Information Practices Act, while the other explains the Sunshine Law. Each video is a PowerPoint ...
Read More Two New Training Videos: on-line at hawaii.gov/oip

The Office of Information Practices’ OpenLine newsletter for December is now available on the OIP website. This month’s edition tests your knowledge about the Sunshine Law with a short quiz. Check it out and see if you can answer all six questions correctly! Past newsletters are also available on the OpenLine page. Also, spaces have filled fast for OIP’s Workshop Wednesdays on how ...
Read More OpenLine Newsletter with Sunshine Law Quiz

MAHALO to those people who responded to OIP’s first-ever survey of its users! While a more detailed summary, along with the survey Response Summary and respondents’ comments are linked below, OIP is pleased to announce that 94.1% (48 of 51) of the respondents reported being satisfied (39) or very satisfied (9) with OIP’s services overall, ...
Read More OIP Survey Results November 30, 2011

Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto orally ruled on November 14, 2011, that the Uniform Information Practices Act (“UIPA”) requires Governor Neil Abercrombie to disclose the names of the judicial nominees who were not selected for appointment to the Hawaii Supreme Court. Until Judge Sakamoto’s written decision is filed, the Attorney General has not decided whether ...
Read More Circuit Court Says Governor Must Release Judicial Nominee Names