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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) thanks everyone who provided comments on potential virtual meeting legislation and has now posted its latest draft and the justification sheet summarizing the proposal on the Legislation page at oip.hawaii.gov. Please keep in mind that this proposal is intended to be a permanent change to the Sunshine Law ...
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COMBAT MISINFORMATION

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 in Featured, What's New

With so much misinformation, as well as deliberate disinformation campaigns by foreign agents and special interest groups, in our world today, the state Office of Information Practices urges all government agencies to do what they can to combat falsehoods and be the source of truth in government.  One way to easily do this is by ...
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Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), Chapter 92F, HRS, was amended to require the disclosure of police officers’ suspension information to be treated the same as for other government employees.  Act 47 was signed into law by Governor David Ige on September 15, 2020, and enacts HB 285, HD 1, SD 1, CD 1. Among ...
Read More BILL ENACTED TO TREAT POLICE OFFICERS’ DISCIPLINARY RECORDS THE SAME AS OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ RECORDS