The Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”), is Hawaii’s public records law. The Office of Information Practices (“OIP”) was created by the Legislature in 1988 to administer the UIPA.
Please note that the Hawaii Supreme Court recently held that the deliberative process privilege could not be recognized under the UIPA in its 3-2 decision in Peer News LLC v. City and County of Honolulu, No. SCAP-16-0000114 (Haw. Dec. 21, 2018); see Majority Opinion; Dissenting Opinion. As there may be legislation this session that could affect this decision, OIP has not yet amended its UIPA Record Request Guide to remove the discussion of the deliberative process privilege.
- Open Records: Guide to Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act
(pdf) – rev October 2018
Basic UIPA Training Videos
2-part video and training materials, approx. 1.5 hours.
(For a transcript, please contact OIP.)
Additional UIPA Guidance:
- Basic Q & A
Basic Q&A on access to government records
- Waiver of Fees
Waiver of fees in the public interest (pdf) – Nov. 2011
- Processing Large or Complex UIPA Requests
Informal Guide to Processing Large or Complex UIPA Record Requests (pdf) – Jan. 2012
- Responding to a Personal Record Request
Quick Review: Responding to a Personal Record Request (pdf) – April 2013
- Disclosure to Auditors
Disclosure to Auditors – May 2002
Quick Review: The ABCs of Redaction – April 2013
- Requester’s Responsibilities and Requirements
Quick Review: Requester Has Responsibilities and Requirements
Before an Agency Must Provide Records – rev May 2014
UIPA RECORD REQUEST LOG
Log, Training, Instructions, FAQ, Reports
Guide to Appeals to the Office of Information Practices
This guide, in a question and answer format, provides an introduction to the process of administrative appeals to the Office of Information Practices (OIP) from government agency decisions under the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), the Sunshine Law, and certain decisions of the State Department of Taxation to grant or deny access to their records.
2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices
A law review article by OIP Director Cheryl Kakazu Park and Staff Attorney Jennifer Brooks first published at 36 University of Hawai’i Law Review 271 (Winter 2014), which explains the administrative rules regarding appeals to OIP in UIPA and Sunshine Law cases, as well as the law allowing agencies to appeal to the courts from OIP’s decisions.