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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that it has posted the entire four-volume set of the Report of the Governor’s Committee on Public Records and Privacy (December 1987) on its new Legislation page.  This Report was the basis for the adoption of Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), Chapter 92F, ...
Read More ENTIRE GOVERNOR’S REPORT POSTED

The state Office of Information Practices posted its first three opinions of FY 2021 on its Opinions page, along with the first of four volumes of the Report of the Governor’s Committee on Public Records and Privacy on its Legislation page at oip.hawaii.gov. In formal opinion F21-01, OIP found that the requested closing agreements  are ...
Read More OIP POSTS THREE NEW OPINIONS AND THE GOVERNOR’S REPORT

With so many key libraries and the State Archives temporarily or intermittently closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Office of Information Practices has made it easier for people to research the legislative history behind the UIPA and Sunshine Law and their amendments.  On its new Legislation page, OIP has made readily available online the ...
Read More OIP POSTS LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its Training page at oip.hawaii.gov a new Quick Review: Agency Disclosure Obligations During Pandemic to help agencies and the public understand the disclosure requirements under Hawaii’s public records law, particularly with respect to medical information. OIP also reminds interested persons to submit their comments on the draft ...
Read More QUICK REVIEW ON UIPA REQUIREMENTS DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

FY 2020 LOG REPORTS DUE

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 in Featured, What's New

A big MAHALO to the following agencies, which were the first to submit in July their year-end Logs and Checklists for FY 2020: City & County of Honolulu: City Clerk’s Office and City Auditor Hawaii County: Mayor’s Office, Corporation Counsel, and Human Resources DBEDT: State Energy Office Hawaii State Ethics Commission For agencies that still ...
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Due to the deteriorating conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Mayor’s latest stay at home order, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will continue to telework and has closed its physical office.  OIP will continue to work on its cases and provide timely Attorney of the Day services, which are best accessed ...
Read More OIP’S PHYSICAL OFFICE TO CLOSE

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has added a new page to its website at oip.hawaii.gov.  On OIP’s new “Legislation” page, you will find a heading for “Important Pending and Recent Legislation.”  Here, OIP has posted a draft bill that proposes to amend the Sunshine Law to allow boards to safely conduct board business ...
Read More VIRTUAL MEETING PROPOSAL POSTED ON OIP’S NEW “LEGISLATION” PAGE

GOOD NEWS, SAD NEWS

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is thrilled to report the good news that it ended fiscal year 2020 with its lowest case backlog in over a decade.  Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, the temporary suspension of OIP’s duties and deadlines under the Governor’s emergency proclamations, and an 8.5% increase in new cases, ...
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Governor David Ige issued his 10th supplementary proclamation (SP 10) relating to the COVID-19 emergency on July 17, 2020.  SP 10 extends the partial suspension of Hawaii’s Sunshine Law and Uniform Information Practices Act until August 31, 2020, unless terminated or extended by a separate proclamation, whichever occurs first.  This partial suspension is found in ...
Read More GOVERNOR ISSUES 10th SUPPLEMENTAL PROCLAMATION

Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 and the temporary suspension of its powers, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) continued to alternate telework with in-office time after reopening its physical office in June and finished FY 2020 with eight new opinions, bringing the total number of opinions written for the year to 24.  The full ...
Read More OIP POSTS 8 OPINIONS TO END FY 2020

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