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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

Agenda and Minutes Workshops

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be hosting “Workshop Wednesdays” at the State Office Tower in Honolulu to teach Sunshine Law boards how to properly prepare public meeting agendas and minutes. The free, one-hour workshops will be offered to boards’ secretaries, executive directors, and attorneys, who will be asked before the workshop to ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (“OIP”) is pleased to announce that its new“Agenda Guidance for Sunshine Law Boards” is now available on its website at hawaii.gov/oip. The new guide provides Sunshine Law boards with tips and examples of how to craft a good, informative agenda that will withstand OIP’s scrutiny by providing the public with ...
Read More Agenda Guidance for Sunshine Law Boards and Deadline for Maui Seminar November 2, 2011

Maui Seminar November 10, 2011

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 in What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP), in conjunction with the County of Maui, Department of Corporation Counsel and Hawaii State Bar Association’s Government Lawyers Section, is pleased to present a FREE seminar providing useful information for attorneys and non-attorneys about how to comply with Hawaii’s open government laws. OIP will present “Ethical Considerations for Counsel when ...
Read More Maui Seminar November 10, 2011

Kona Seminar October 21, 2011

Posted on Sep 24, 2011 in What's New

OIP’s seminar in Kona on Friday, October 21, 2011, is being sponsored by the West Hawaii Bar Association at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OIP will present “Ethical Considerations for Counsel when Advising Sunshine Law Boards,” for which attorneys may receive 1.0 MCPE credit. To register, please contact Carol Kitaoka ...
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The state Office of Information Practices has issued a memorandum opinion in a case challenging the State Reapportionment Commission’s agendas and members’ participation in its Technical Committee. Based on the specific facts of that case, the ten-page memorandum opinion concludes that the Commission did not violate the Sunshine Law by discussing items on its July ...
Read More OIP’s Reapportionment Commission Ruling