What’s New

OIP ISSUES NEW OPINIONS

Posted on Aug 1, 2022 in Featured, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices has posted the FY 2022 opinions described below.  For formal opinion numbers starting with an “F,” a summary and the full text of the opinion has been posted on the formal opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  For the remaining informal opinions, you can link to either the Sunshine Law or ...
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Congratulations to the following agencies, which were the first three in the State and counties to turn in their FY 2022 year-end UIPA Record Request Logs and Checklists to OIP: State: State Ethics Commission DBEDT/ Business Development and Support DBEDT/ Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority County Honolulu/ Office of the City Auditor Maui/ Prosecuting Attorney Honolulu/ ...
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2 Bills Vetoed

Posted on Jul 13, 2022 in Featured, What's New

On July 12, 2022, Governor David Ige vetoed the following two bills:  S.B. 3252, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, C.D. 1 relating to Public Records and S.B. 3172, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, C.D 1 relating to Public Agency Meetings.  These bills were previously described in a What’s New article on June 29, 2022. Two other Sunshine ...
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As the Office of Information Practices (OIP) anticipated, H.B. 2026, H.D. 2, S.D. 1 was signed by Governor David Ige today and thus has gone into effect as Act 264.  Therefore, boards must implement the changes to the Sunshine Law’s oral testimony requirement and board packet deadlines. As previously described in OIP’s May 5 and ...
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Happy New Log Year!

Posted on Jun 30, 2022 in Featured, What's New

FY 2022 ends today, so it is time for all state, county, and independent agencies to start a new UIPA Record Request Log for FY 2023.  The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to close out their FY 2022 Log and start a new FY 2023 Log for record requests received from ...
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Two UIPA bills are on the list of bills that Governor David Ige may veto:  S.B. 3252, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, C.D. 1 relating to Public Records and S.B. 3172, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, C.D 1 relating to Public Agency Meetings.  Not on the veto list are two Sunshine Law bills:  H.B. 2026, H.D. 2, ...
Read More NEW SUNSHINE LAW BILLS TO GO INTO EFFECT

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

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