Sunshine Law Guide

OIP has prepared a guide to the Sunshine Law, which may be downloaded in pdf format below. This guide is intended to be a reference tool for board members and members of the public in understanding Hawaii’s Sunshine Law.

We have attempted to present the law in “plain English,” through the types of questions that are most frequently asked. We have also included a flowchart regarding executive meetings and a checklist for notices that are intended to provide additional tools to aid your understanding and compliance with the Sunshine Law.

The Sunshine Law Guide was updated in September 2016 to reflect the amendments to the law made during the 2016 legislative session.