What’s New

Welcome Back, Mimi!

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) bids a fond farewell to staff attorney Liza Canady and welcomes back Mimi Horiuchi as her replacement.  If her name is familiar, it is because Mimi previously worked at OIP for five years and has returned to her position as a staff attorney.   Welcome back, Mimi! For the ...
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Since its inception in 1988, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued 360 formal opinions and 640 informal opinions.  U Memo 20-1 issued yesterday was OIP’s 1000th opinion. In this opinion, OIP followed the precedent established in OIP Opinion Letter Number F19-05 to conclude that the State Department of Taxation (TAX) had not ...
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The State Office of Information Practices has posted summaries of the following UIPA memorandum opinions on its UIPA opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. U Memo 19-11:  The State Ombudsman is allowed under the UIPA to withhold all information its case files in order to maintain secrecy regarding its investigations as required by HRS § 96-9(b). U ...
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The State Office of Information Practices has updated Part II of its Sunshine Law training video and related materials.  No updates were needed for Part I of the video.  The video, as well as the rest of OIP’s training materials, can be found on the Training page at oip.hawaii.gov. For the latest open government news, ...
Read More OIP UPDATES SUNSHINE LAW TRAINING VIDEO

The State Office of Information Practices has been hard at work updating its training materials due to statutory changes as well as important new caselaw, which have been described in earlier What’s New articles.  Over the last several days, materials have been newly posted or shifted around on OIP’s website to revise or add the ...
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NEW OPINION SUMMARIES POSTED

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov two new significant opinions—one from the Hawaii Supreme Court and the other from the U.S. Supreme Court—which affect Hawaii’s Sunshine Law and the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), respectively. A unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court provided a detailed analysis of ...
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HAPPY NEW LOG YEAR!

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Featured, What's New

  Time for a new Log!  Since the new fiscal year began on July 1, 2018, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to start a new FY 2020 UIPA Record Request Log.  While agencies still have some time to complete record requests that were received through June 30, 2018 and ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted online summaries of its latest opinions on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  The full text of formal opinions are also posted there. OIP Op. Ltr. No. F19-05:  In its first opinion on the issue since the deliberative process privilege was rejected by the majority opinion in ...
Read More OIP POSTS OPINIONS ON THE DELIBERATIVE PROCESS PRIVILEGE AND OTHER ISSUES

The 2019 legislative session has ended, and here is an update of the open government bills that have passed.  To see the actual proposals, testimony, and legislative status, please go to the Legislature’s website at capitol.hawaii.gov. H.B. 2, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1 –  Relating to the State Budget.  OIP appreciates the $70,000 added ...
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OPINION SUMMARIES POSTED

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) posts online summaries of memorandum opinions on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  Here is an overview of recent summaries that were posted. S Memo 19-1:  OIP concluded that ad hoc hiring committees formed by a University of Hawaii (UH) administrator to review applications and recommend potential candidates to ...
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