Training Materials Index

Here are brief descriptions and links to OIP’s training guides and videos explaining the UIPA and Sunshine Law.

 


UIPA:

The Law
Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”)

Rules
For quick guidance regarding responding to record requests (e.g, time limits, notice, fees, and other topics), see the Rules page and the Quick Guide to OIP’s Administrative Rules.

UIPA Guide

Basic UIPA Training Videos
2-part video and training materials, approx. 1.5 hours.
(For a transcript, please contact OIP.)

Additional UIPA  Guidance:

UIPA Forms for the Public
UIPA Forms for the Public

UIPA Forms for Agencies
UIPA Forms for Agencies

UIPA RECORD REQUEST LOG
Log, Training, Instructions, FAQ, Reports

 


SUNSHINE LAW:

The Law
Chapter 92: Public Agency Meetings and Records

Rules
Rules

Sunshine Law Guide
Open Meetings: Guide to the “Sunshine Law” for Boards and Commissions – rev June 2015
Open Meetings: Guide to the “Sunshine Law” for Neighborhood Boards – rev June 2015

Basic Sunshine Law Training Video
2-part “Basic Sunshine Law” video and training materials, approx. 1.5 hours.
(For a transcript, please contact OIP.)

Sunshine Law Test
The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) invites you to test your knowledge of Hawaii’s Sunshine Law requiring open public meetings. Certification is given for a passing score (70%) at the end of the test. There are ten questions (multiple choice and true/false), randomly chosen, about the following areas: (1) minutes, (2) meetings & testimony, (3) closed meetings, (4) outside a meeting, and/or (5) notice and agenda.

Additional Sunshine Law Guidance:

Sunshine Law Forms for Boards:

 


APPEALS:

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).

Rules