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The Hawaii State Legislature has passed the following bills and resolution concerning the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) (Chapter 92F, HRS) and Sunshine Law (Part I of Chapter 92, HRS), which will keep OIP busy this interim before the 2023 session begins. H.B. 2026, H.D. 2, S.D. 1 relating to Chapter 92, HRS, passed final ...
Read More UIPA AND SUNSHINE BILLS PASSED AND OIP’S INTERIM WORK

The Hawaii State Legislature is poised to pass laws revising the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) (Chapter 92F, HRS) and Sunshine Law (Part I of Chapter 92, HRS). On April 28, 2022, conference committees passed out the following bills, which are pending final vote by both chambers of the Legislature. S.B. 3252, S.D. 2, H.D. ...
Read More LEGISLATURE POISED TO REVISE OPEN GOVERNMENT LAWS

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted two new reports summarizing data about Hawaii’s open records law collected by 289 State, county, and independent agencies on their UIPA Record Request Logs for FY 2021, which ended on June 30, 2021. Both reports are now on OIP’s Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov, which also links ...
Read More OIP’S REPORTS OF STATE AND COUNTY FY 2021 LOGS

With the crossover of bills to the opposite legislative chamber on March 10, these are the significant bills that are still alive and being tracked by the state Office of Information Practices.  The bills and other information can be found on the legislative website at capitol.hawaii.gov. H.B. 2026, H.D. 2 relating to Chapter 92, HRS: ...
Read More WHAT’S ALIVE AT THE LEGISLATURE

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has confirmed with the Governor’s office that when the current Emergency Proclamation expires on March 25, 2022, all restrictions on the Sunshine Law will also end.  This means that starting March 26, 2022, Sunshine Law boards must abide by all requirements of the Sunshine Law, including the new ...
Read More PHYSICAL MEETING LOCATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED

With the reopening of the State Capitol building to the public on March 7, 2022, here is some information that you should know. Under the Governor’s current emergency order, photo ID and proof of 1) full vaccination (original, hard copy, or photo/digital copy of state-approved vaccination card) or 2) negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 ...
Read More CAPITOL REOPENS AND LT. GOVERNOR’S NOTICE CHANGES

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that Edith “Edie” Feldman has joined our team as our fifth Staff Attorney.  Edie brings with her decades of experience in both the private and government sectors and fills the last vacancy at OIP.  With a full team at last, OIP will chip away ...
Read More Welcome Staff Attorney Edith Feldman

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted two new opinions involving the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, on the Opinions page of its website at oip.hawaii.gov. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F22-01, OIP conducted extensive analyses under the UIPA’s Part III relating to personal records and Part II ...
Read More OIP POSTS TWO NEW OPINIONS AND SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS DUE

On January 26, 2022, Governor David Ige issued an Emergency Proclamation that continued the suspension of only the in-person meeting location requirement for remote meetings under the Sunshine Law, while retaining the remaining provisions of Act 220, SLH 2021, that took effect on January 1, 2022.  The proclamation suspends: Chapter 92-3.7, HRS, remote meeting by ...
Read More GOVERNOR EXTENDS SUSPENSION OF IN-PERSON MEETING LOCATION REQUIREMENT FOR REMOTE MEETINGS

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has recently received dozens of complaints from the public alleging deficient meeting notices for various Sunshine Law boards that were filed on the State Calendar, resulting in the cancellation of meetings. Certain information is required to be included on meeting notices as set forth in section 92-7, HRS.  ...
Read More MEETINGS BEING CANCELLED DUE TO IMPROPER NOTICE

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