What’s New

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like you to save the following dates in September from 10 a.m. to noon for statewide informational briefings on OIP’s draft administrative rules as well as training on the newest revisions to the Sunshine Law: September 6  (Wed.): State Capitol Auditorium 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu September 8  ...
Read More SAVE THE DATE FOR OIP’S BRIEFING ON DRAFT RULES AND SUNSHINE LAW TRAINING

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank the state, county, and independent agencies that submitted their FY 2017 Year-End UIPA Record Request Logs and Checklists to OIP.  Special recognition goes to the Department of Defense’s Civil Defense Division, Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the City Clerk of the City and County of ...
Read More MAHALO FOR SUBMITTING FY 2017 YEAR-END UIPA RECORD REQUEST LOGS

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies that the FY 2017 Year-End UIPA Record Request Logs and Checklists must be submitted to OIP by July 31, 2017.  By now, agencies should have completed and logged for FY 2017 most of the requests that they received through June 30, 2017.  Each agency ...
Read More FY 2017 YEAR-END UIPA RECORD REQUEST LOGS AND CHECKLISTS DUE

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 ...
Read More GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS HB 165 INTO LAW

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, ...
Read More START NEW UIPA RECORD REQUEST LOG

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 ...
Read More COURT UPHOLDS OIP OPINION ON OHA

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 ...
Read More FINAL DECKING OF BILLS

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 ...
Read More BILLS HEADING INTO CONFERENCE

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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 ...
Read More OIP’S REPORTS SUMMARIZING FY 2016 LOGS