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OIP POSTS THREE NEW OPINIONS

Posted on Feb 21, 2024 in Main, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted three new opinions on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. In OIP Opinion Letter No. F24-04, OIP concluded that the Honolulu Fire Chief’s privacy interest did not outweigh the public interest in disclosure of his final job performance evaluations, so the Honolulu Fire Commission could not withhold ...
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Now that all bills have been introduced for the 2024 session, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to provide Sunshine Law boards with useful reminders as to how they can properly discuss legislative matters. OIP has a detailed “Quick Review:  Sunshine Law Options to Address State Legislative Issues and Measures,” which explains ...
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 The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its Log Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov two new reports of the State and county agencies’ UIPA Record Request Year-End Logs for FY 2023, which show many similarities between the overall results for the State and counties.   Consistent with data going back to 2015, the overwhelming ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) congratulates Maui County for leading the way to simplify and enhance the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) record request process!  On January 24, 2024, the County of Maui launched a new online portal for UIPA record requests at https://mauicountyhi.govqa.us/WEBAPP/_rs/.  This online portal will provide a single point of ...
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Governor Josh Green issued today the fourth affordable housing emergency proclamation, which suspends a number of laws but not the Sunshine Law (Part I of Chapter 92, HRS) or the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified) (Chapter 92F, HRS).  The proclamation is expected to be posted on the Governor’s website at https://governor.hawaii.gov/emergency-proclamations/. For impartial open government ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is excited to welcome to its team two new members:  Staff Attorney Tiara Maumau and OIP Legal Assistant Zoe Abrams! Tiara joins OIP with a decade of criminal litigation experience and will help to relieve the increasing numbers of new cases and Attorney of the Day inquiries.  Zoe ...
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Governor Josh Green issued the Ninth Emergency Proclamation Relating to Wildfires, which continues on page 7 to extend the partial suspension of certain Sunshine Law provisions.  This proclamation and others can be found on the Newsroom page of Governor Green’s website at https://governor.hawaii.gov/emergency-proclamations/.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the State Office of Information Practices (OIP)!  We hope that everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season. Last week, OIP submitted to the Legislature its Annual Report for fiscal year (FY) 2023, which is now posted on the Reports page of its website at oip.hawaii.gov.  Last year’s highlights include the ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is looking ahead to great changes next year and also wants to provide you with a year-end reminder. First, OIP is very pleased to announce that it has filled its two new positions for a Staff Attorney and an OIP Legal Assistant, both of whom will be starting ...
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OIP POSTS SIX NEW OPINIONS

Posted on Nov 6, 2023 in Featured, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted six new opinions on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  Summaries for each opinion and the full text of the three formal opinions are posted online. OIP Op. Ltr. No. F24-01 followed the analysis previously provided in OIP Op. Ltr. No. F13-01 to conclude that no Part ...
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