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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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With less than one month left in the legislative session, here is an update of the open government bills that have passed or remain alive for legislative consideration.  To see the actual proposals, testimony, and legislative status, go to the Legislature website at capitol.hawaii.gov. H.B. 2, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1:  Relating to the ...
Read More UPDATE FOR SECOND HALF OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

One of the duties of the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is to monitor and testify on legislative proposals and make recommendations to the Legislature.  OIP tracks proposals directly or indirectly affecting the UIPA, Sunshine Law, or open data issues, including proposals on other topics that have confidentiality provisions or exemptions from the UIPA ...
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On December 21, 2018, a three-member majority of the Hawaii Supreme Court, over a vigorous dissent by two other Justices, reversed the Circuit Court and rejected nearly 30 years of OIP’s opinions recognizing the “deliberative process privilege” (DPP) as a limited form of one of the UIPA’s statutory exceptions.  In Peer News LLC v. City ...
Read More OIP’s Analysis of the Case Rejecting the Deliberative Process Privilege

SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS DUE

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank and recognize Hawaii County’s Mayor’s Office and Corporation Counsel for being the first agencies to submit their Checklist and UIPA Record Request Log for the semiannual period covering requests received from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  These two agencies tied for first ...
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