Posted on Jun 18, 1996 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 96-01
June 18, 1996
Electronic Transcripts of Council Meetings

Computer diskettes containing real time captioning of public meetings of the Honolulu City Council, or its committees, must be made available for public inspection and copying upon request. Televised meetings of the Council and its committees are captioned for the hearing impaired, resulting in transcripts that are stored on computer diskettes maintained by the Council. The computer diskettes fit the UIPA’s definition of “government record,” which is “information maintained by an agency in written, auditory, visual, electronic, or other physical form.”

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