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As the COVID-19 virus has become a global pandemic and a serious threat to the health and welfare of our State’s population, the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, HRS (UIPA), was temporarily suspended, and the Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS, was substantially suspended, by the Supplemental Proclamation of Governor Ige dated March 16, 2020 (SP), to give government the maximum flexibility to ...
Read More OIP’S ADVICE FOR AGENCIES AND BOARDS DURING THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE LAWS

The Hawai’i Supreme Court issued a new opinion, which essentially held that (1) the Circuit Court did not abuse its discretion in reviewing in camera an allegedly confidential investigative report sent by the Attorney General’s Office to the Legislature, and (2) the report could not be withheld under the exception in the Uniform Information Practices ...
Read More NEW SUPREME COURT AND OIP OPINIONS ARE POSTED

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COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Featured, What's New

As the COVID-19 virus has become a global pandemic and a serious threat to the health and welfare of our state’s population, the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, HRS, was temporarily suspended and the Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS, substantially suspended by the Supplemental Memorandum of Governor Ige dated March ...
Read More COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES

In response to a several inquiries earlier this week, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has urged the Legislature to adopt an amendment to the Sunshine Law that would allow boards to take social distancing precautions during the COVID-19 emergency. This week, OIP has received many inquiries from boards regarding precautions they can take ...
Read More OIP SUPPORTS EMERGENCY MEASURES

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 ...
Read More MID-SESSION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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NEW OIP OPINIONS POSTED

Posted on Jan 17, 2020 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted online its latest formal and informal opinions discussing both the UIPA and Sunshine Law. In OIP Opinion Letter No. F20-01, Requester sought a transcript and audio record of a Maui County Council (Council) executive session discussing a resolution to appoint staff to the Maui Office of ...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 in Featured, What's New

HAPPY NEW YEAR, from the state Office of Information Practices (OIP)! As we welcome the new calendar year, it is also time for all government agencies to close out the first half of the fiscal year 2020 by saving a copy of their UIPA Record Request Log data for record requests received from July 1, ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted two reports that summarize data about its open records law, which was collected on the UIPA Record Request Logs submitted by 276 state, county, and independent agencies for FY 2019 that ended on June 30, 2019.  Both reports are now on OIP’s Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov, which ...
Read More OIP’S REPORT OF STATE AND COUNTY ANNUAL LOG SUMMARIES

As calendar year 2019 comes to an end, Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its Annual Report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019 on its Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov.  Thanks to a 10% decrease in the number of new formal cases filed and the hard work of its experienced team, OIP ...
Read More OIP’s FY 2019 ANNUAL REPORT IS POSTED

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted online summaries of its latest memoranda opinions on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. S Memo 20-1:  The permitted interaction at section 92-2.5(c), HRS, allows discussions between two or more members of a board, but less than the number of members that would constitute a quorum for ...
Read More NEW OIP OPINION SUMMARIES POSTED

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