Posted on Oct 20, 1993 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 93-18
October 20, 1993
Akaku Not An Agency

[NOTE:  This opinion was overruled by OIP Op. Ltr. No. 02-08.]

Akaku – Maui Community Television, Inc. (Akaku), a private, non-profit corporation which provides community programming and receives funding from cable TV companies, is not an “agency” as the term is defined under the UIPA because it is not “owned, operated, or managed by or on behalf of this State or any county.” Although the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) provided assistance to Akaku in setting up its operations, the DCCA is no longer involved in any aspect of Akaku’s activities.

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