What’s New

Yesterday, Governor David Ige issued his Emergency Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Response (Proclamation) which supersedes the prior proclamations issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Proclamation contains no suspension of Chapter 92F, HRS, Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) relating to open records.  Consequently, the UIPA and all its deadlines are back in ...
Read More UIPA NOW IN FULL EFFECT, LIMITED SUSPENSION FOR SUNSHINE LAW CONTINUES

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HAPPY RETIREMENT, DONALD!

Posted on Aug 2, 2021 in Featured, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has bid a fond aloha to staff attorney Donald Amano, who retired after seven years of service at OIP.  While we will miss him greatly, we wish Donald a long and happy retirement. OIP is still seeking an exemption to the State’s hiring freeze to fill two vacant ...
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As its final opinion of FY 21, the state Office of Information Practices has posted on its Opinions page formal opinion number F21-02 regarding the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS). The requester in this case had sought measures of performance of ERS’s investment in private equity funds that had been disclosed in previous years, including total ...
Read More OIP POSTS FORMAL OPINION F21-02

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that the Sunshine Law has been amended to allow remote meetings to be conducted online, effective January 1, 2022.  The Administration’s proposal, Senate Bill 1034, Senate Draft 1, House Draft 2, Conference Draft 1, Relating to Sunshine Law Boards, was signed into law by ...
Read More NEW SUNSHINE LAW REMOTE MEETINGS BILL IS ENACTED

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NEW FISCAL YEAR, NEW LOG!

Posted on Jul 1, 2021 in Featured, What's New

With the start of a new fiscal year, today is also the day that all state, county, and independent agencies should start a new FY 2022 UIPA Record Request Log. As explained in OIP’s June 22, 2021 What’s New article, agencies should be wrapping up their old record requests on the FY 21 Logs and ...
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ANOTHER NEW LOG YEAR!

Posted on Jun 22, 2021 in Featured, What's New

With the end of the fiscal year fast approaching, it will soon be time for all state, county, and independent agencies to start a new UIPA Record Request Log.  The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to close out the FY 2021 Log and start a new FY 2022 Log for record ...
Read More ANOTHER NEW LOG YEAR!

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted two new reports summarizing data about Hawaii’s open records law collected by 284 state, county, and independent agencies on their UIPA Record Request Logs for FY 2020, which ended on June 30, 2020.  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 20 LOGS

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank the Hawaii State Legislature for passing today landmark legislation allowing Sunshine Law boards to remotely conduct public meetings.  OIP developed three draft proposals before the session, and five bills containing OIP’s proposal were introduced this session, and what ultimately emerged was Senate Bill 1034, Senate ...
Read More LANDMARK LEGISLATION ALLOWING REMOTE MEETINGS BY SUNSHINE LAW BOARDS

The State Office of Information Practices is pleased to introduce two new team members:  Administrative Assistant Rae-Lynn Thomas and Staff Attorney Robert Shimizu.  Recognizing OIP’s need to fill these critical positions, Governor David Ige granted OIP rare exceptions from the State’s hiring freeze and OIP wasted no time finding these two great additions to our ...
Read More WELCOME, RAE-LYNN AND ROBERT!

March 5, 2021 was a key deadline to file committee reports for bills that will likely cross over from one chamber to the other of Hawaii’s Legislature by March 11.  While the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been monitoring or testifying on over 161 measures, the key bills moving forward that directly affect ...
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