Sunshine Law Opinions

Letter No. Date Subject Board
S Memo 17-3 February 9, 2017

Private Discussions by Councilmembers
on Selection of Officers

Honolulu City Council
S Memo 17-2 November 21, 2016

Requiring ID from Public Meeting Attendees

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
S Memo 17-1 August 16, 2016

Notice of Board’s Review of Other Agencies’ Proposed Rules

Small Business Regulatory Review Board
S Memo 16-3 December 22, 2015

Insufficient Agenda Description of Personnel Matter
for Discussion in Executive Meeting

Kauai County Council
S Memo 16-2 November 4, 2015

Executive Session for Attorney-Client
Privileged Matters

Maui County Council
S Memo 16-1 August 7, 2015

Public Testimony was not Restricted by Board

Honolulu Liquor Commission
S Memo 15-7 June 30, 2015

Amendment of Agenda

Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board
S Memo 15-6 June 30, 2015

Public Testimony

Hawaii Public Housing Authority
S Memo 15-5 June 30, 2015

Mailing of Notice

Board of Agriculture
S Memo 15-4 June 4, 2015

Limitations on Oral Testimony

Kauai County Council
S Memo 15-3 May 28, 2015

Introduction of a Resolution;
Failure to Consider an Item

Honolulu City Council
S Memo 15-2 April 14, 2015

Honolulu City Council
Annual Budget Review

Honolulu City Council
S Memo 15-1 October 29, 2014

Meeting Notice for Proposed Rules

Small Business Regulatory Review Board
S Memo 14-15 June 30, 2014

Sufficiency of Council Agenda

Hawaii County Council
S Memo 14-14 June 30, 2014

Sufficiency of Agendas

Board of Land and Natural Resources, Small Business Regulatory Review Board, and Communication Access Committee of the Disability and Communication Access Board
S Memo 14-13 March 4, 2014

Agenda Item for Discussion of Settlement Agreement

Kauai County Council
S Memo 14-12 January 31, 2014

Amendment of Neighborhood Board’s Agenda

Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board
S Memo 14-11 December 27, 2013

Request for Investigation

Kauai County Board of Ethics
S Memo 14-10 December 20, 2013

Board’s Closed Meeting to Approve and Execute
a Final Order upon Remand

Contractors License Board, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
S Memo 14-9 November 6, 2013

Notice and Agenda; Identification Requirement

Board of Health
S Memo 14-8 October 25, 2013

Mailing of Notice in a Timely Manner

Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Board and Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
S Memo 14-7 October 11, 2013

Executive Meeting to Discuss Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood

University of Hawaii Board of Regents
S Memo 14-6 September 23, 2013

Testimony Requirement

Board of Land and Natural Resources
S Memo 14-5 September 23, 2013

Executive Session

University of Hawaii Board of Regents
S Memo 14-4 September 5, 2013

Whether the Information Privacy and Security Council
Is a Board Subject to Sunshine Law

Information Privacy and Security Council
S Memo 14-3 September 5, 2013

Whether the Information Technology Steering Committee
Is a Board Subject to Sunshine Law

Information Technology Steering Committee
S Memo 14-2 July 9, 2013

Notice and Subcommittee Meetings

Kahana Planning Council
S Memo 14-1 July 9, 2013

Board Consideration of Matters Made Confidential
by the Procurement Code

Department of Land and Natural Resources, Legacy Land Conservation Commission
S Memo 13-7 June 28, 2013

Council Vote to Confirm the Mayor’s Appointees
to County Boards & Commissions

Kauai County Council
S Memo 13-6 June 5, 2013

Public Testimony

North Shore Neighborhood Board
S Memo 13-5 January 19, 2013

Board Members’ E-mail Correspondence to Other Members

Hawaii Community Development Authority
S Memo 13-4 December 27, 2012

Sunshine Law and Uniform Information Practices Act Complaints about Agendas and Meetings

Hawaii County Board of Ethics
S Memo 13-3 October 25, 2012

Applicability of Sunshine Law and UIPA to Hawaii Health Connector

Hawaii Health Connector
S Memo 13-2 September 4, 2012

Sunshine Law Complaints About Agendas and Executive Meeting

Hawaii County Board of Ethics
S Memo 13-1 August 30, 2012

Determination if Overtime Task Force Is Subject to the Sunshine Law

Department of Human Resources Development, Overtime Task Force
S Memo 12-16 June 29, 2012

Executive Session on Adding Item to Agenda

Kauai County Council
S Memo 12-15 June 26, 2012

Sufficiency of and Omission from Agenda

Hawaii County Board of Ethics
S Memo 12-14 June 26, 2012

Early Adjournment, Threats, and Adequacy of Agenda

Ewa Beach Neighborhood Board
S Memo 12-13 June 21, 2012

Sunshine Law Complaints About Testimony, Minutes, and Agenda

Ewa Neighborhood Board
S Memo 12-12 April 23, 2012

Board Member’s E-mail Correspondence to Other Members

Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board
S Memo 12-11 April 2, 2012

Adequacy of Agenda

Department of Land and Natural Resources - Commission on Water Resource Management
S Memo 12-10 March 22, 2012

Applicability of Sunshine Law to Interim Board of Directors of the Hawaii Health Connector

Interim Board of Directors of the Hawaii Health Connector
S Memo 12-8 December 30, 2011

Council Selection of Successor Councilmember

Kauai County Council
S Memo 12-9 December 29, 2011

Whether the Maui Master Gardener Advisory Board Is a Board Subject to the Sunshine Law

Maui Master Gardener Advisory Board
S Memo 12-7 December 20, 2011

Amendment of Agendas

Ala Moana-Kakaako Neighborhood Board
S Memo 12-6 October 4, 2011

Adequacy of Agendas; Permitted Interaction Group

Reapportionment Commission
S Memo 12-5 September 13, 2011

Determination Whether WasteStream Kohala Is a Board Subject to the Sunshine Law

WasteStream Kohala
S Memo 12-4 September 13, 2011

Written Testimony Submitted by E-Mail

Kauai County Council
S Memo 12-3 September 7, 2011

Closed Meeting of Board of Ethics

Kauai Board of Ethics
S Memo 12-2 July 20, 2011

Application of Sunshine Law to Hawaii Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee

Hawaii Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee
S Memo 12-1 July 12, 2011

Application of Sunshine Law to 2011 Reapportionment Commission

2011 Reapportionment Commission
S Memo 11-12 February 15, 2011

Amendment of Agenda

Honolulu City Council
S Memo 11-11 February 3, 2011

Permitted Interaction Group Procedures

Neighborhood Board
S Memo 11-10 January 18, 2011

Discussion Outside of a Meeting

Neighborhood Commission, City & County of Honolulu
S Memo 11-9 January 13, 2011

Notice of Cancellation of Meeting

Hawaii Service Area Board
S Memo 11-8 January 11, 2011

Internal Working Group Status as Board

Honolulu Fire Department and Honolulu Emergency Services Department
S Memo 11-7 January 11, 2011

Restriction on Board Member Discussion

Kauai County Council
S Memo 11-6 January 6, 2011

Board Discussion Outside of Meeting

Kauai County Council
S Memo 11-5 December 20, 2010

Sufficiency of Agenda

Board of Land and Natural Resources
S Memo 11-4 December 6, 2010

Statewide Health Coordinating Council Plan Development Committee

Statewide Health Coordinating Council
S Memo 11-3 October 18, 2010

Board Member’s Correspondence Concerning Chairman Selection

Hawaii Historic Places Review Board
S Memo 11-2 August 17, 2010

Adequacy of Notice

Kauai County Council
S Memo 11-1 July 1, 2010

Sufficiency of Notice, Agenda and Minutes; Executive Meetings

Neighborhood Commission, City & County of Honolulu
S Memo 10-7 March 25, 2010

Discussion of County Office Renovation

Kauai County Council
S Memo 10-6 March 1, 2010

Appropriateness of Executive Session

Hawaii Historic Places Review Board
S Memo 10-5 December 18, 2009

Serial Discussion of Board Leadership

Hawaii County Council
S Memo 10-4 August 19, 2009

Sufficiency of Agenda

Hawaii County Council
S Memo 10-3 August 6, 2009

Sufficiency of Notice

Maui County Council - Land Use Committee
S Memo 10-2 July 8, 2009

Permitted Interaction Group

City & County of Honolulu - Neighborhood Commission
S Memo 10-1 July 7, 2009

Minutes of Neighborhood Boards Committee Meetings

City & County of Honolulu - Neighborhood Boards
S Memo 09-14 June 3, 2009

Meeting Without Quorum

Procurement Policy Board
S Memo 09-13 April 24, 2009

Board of Education Executive Session Notice and Procedures

Department of Education - Board of Education
S Memo 09-12 April 16, 2009

Whether the Act 213 Charter Schools Work Group Is Subject to the Sunshine Law

Department of Education - Board of Education
S Memo 09-11 March 3, 2009

Testimony Limitation, Executive Meeting for Attorney Consultation, and Minutes

Maui County - Cost of Government Commission
S Memo 09-10 February 20, 2009

Amended Agenda and Adequate Notice

State Procurement Policy Board
S Memo 09-9 January 14, 2009

Sufficiency of Agenda and Circulation of Proposed Amendments to Bill

Kauai County Council