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The Hawaii Supreme Court, in a 3-2 decision, today overruled a line of opinions dating back to 1989 by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP), which had recognized the “deliberative process privilege” (DPP) under the statutory exception allowing government agencies to not disclose government records that, by their nature, must be confidential in order ...
Read More DELIBERATIVE PROCESS PRIVILEGE REJECTED BY THE HAWAII SUPREME COURT

On the heels of its last formal opinion about the deliberative process privilege, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its latest formal and informal opinions on OIP’s Opinion page at https://oip.hawaii.gov/. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F19-02, OIP found that the agenda and handouts for a meeting between a state agency and individual ...
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ADA LANGUAGE FOR AGENDAS

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Featured, What's New

Although the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not enforced or administered by the state Office of Information Practices, OIP would like to remind state and county boards that ADA requirements also apply to all public meetings.  The state Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) has recently posted on its website “Guidance on the ...
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OIP POSTS NEW FORMAL OPINION

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Featured, What's New

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) has attached and posted on its website its latest formal decision, Opinion Letter Number F19-01, which overrules Opinion Letter Number F17˗04.  Based on new evidence provided for OIP’s in camera review, Op. Ltr. F19-01 concluded that the Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) properly withheld in its entirety Minimum Decision Records ...
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The Office of Information Practices (OIP) invites you to provide input on its draft legislative proposal for the upcoming 2019 session, which is also posted on the Laws/Rules/Opinions page under Legislation.  OIP encourages you to review the draft bill and provide your written comments by October 31, 2018. OIP’s intent behind the draft bill is ...
Read More OIP WANTS INPUT ON LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted summaries of its latest informal opinions on OIP’s Opinion page at oip.hawaii.gov. In U Memo 19-1 and U Memo 19-3, OIP concluded that the agencies had conducted reasonable searches for records and no responsive records were found.  In U Memo 19-2, OIP determined that the names and ...
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A LOOK BEHIND, A PEEK AHEAD

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Featured, What's New

As Director of the Office of Information Practices (OIP), I’d like to thank my small but mighty staff for making FY 2018 so successful.  Despite time-consuming rulemaking and other duties in FY 2018, OIP was still able to resolve—in the same year, if not the same day—over 95% of 1,127 total requests for its services.  ...
Read More A LOOK BEHIND, A PEEK AHEAD

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) has updated and revised its Sunshine Law training materials, including the Sunshine Law Guide, various Quick Reviews, forms, and Sunshine Law Quiz, which can be found on the Training page at oip.hawaii.gov.  The only materials left to update are the Sunshine Law training video and PowerPoint, so be on ...
Read More SUNSHINE LAW TRAINING MATERIALS REVISED AND UIPA RULES STILL UNDER REVIEW

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank the state, county, and independent agencies that submitted their FY 2018 Year-End UIPA Record Request Logs and Checklists to OIP.  Special recognition goes to the Office of the County Clerk, Maui County; Corporation Counsel, Hawaii County; and the Department of Human Resources, Hawaii County for ...
Read More MAHALO FOR SUBMITTING FY 2018 YEAR-END UIPA RECORD REQUEST LOGS

OIP OPINIONS ISSUED

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 in Featured, What's New

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that all cases filed before FY 2016, except for one pending in the court, were resolved by OIP in FY 2018 and that summaries of its most recent opinions have been posted on the Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  Here is a quick look at the ...
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