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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Welcome Back, Mimi!

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) bids a fond farewell to staff attorney Liza Canady and welcomes back Mimi Horiuchi as her replacement.  If her name is familiar, it is because Mimi previously worked at OIP for five years and has returned to her position as a staff attorney.   Welcome back, Mimi! For the ...
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Since its inception in 1988, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued 360 formal opinions and 640 informal opinions.  U Memo 20-1 issued yesterday was OIP’s 1000th opinion. In this opinion, OIP followed the precedent established in OIP Opinion Letter Number F19-05 to conclude that the State Department of Taxation (TAX) had not ...
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The State Office of Information Practices has posted summaries of the following UIPA memorandum opinions on its UIPA opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. U Memo 19-11:  The State Ombudsman is allowed under the UIPA to withhold all information its case files in order to maintain secrecy regarding its investigations as required by HRS § 96-9(b). U ...
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The State Office of Information Practices has updated Part II of its Sunshine Law training video and related materials.  No updates were needed for Part I of the video.  The video, as well as the rest of OIP’s training materials, can be found on the Training page at oip.hawaii.gov. For the latest open government news, ...
Read More OIP UPDATES SUNSHINE LAW TRAINING VIDEO

The State Office of Information Practices has been hard at work updating its training materials due to statutory changes as well as important new caselaw, which have been described in earlier What’s New articles.  Over the last several days, materials have been newly posted or shifted around on OIP’s website to revise or add the ...
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