What’s New

SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS DUE

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank and recognize Hawaii County’s Mayor’s Office and Corporation Counsel for being the first agencies to submit their Checklist and UIPA Record Request Log for the semiannual period covering requests received from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  These two agencies tied for first ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted two reports that summarize data about its open records law, which is collected on the UIPA Record Request Logs submitted by 270 state, county, and independent agencies for FY 2018, which ended on June 30, 2018.  Both reports are now on OIP’s Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov, which ...
Read More OIP POSTS STATE AND COUNTY LOG SUMMARIES AND REMINDS AGENCIES TO SAVE THEIR SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS

As calendar year 2018 comes to an end, Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its Annual Report for fiscal year 2018 on the Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov.  With only nine employees, OIP is the single, statewide agency that administers the open records and open meetings laws applicable to all state, county, and independent agencies, ...
Read More OIP’S FY 2018 ANNUAL REPORT POSTED

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 ...
Read More OIP POSTS NEW FORMAL OPINION

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 ...
Read More SUMMARIES OF LATEST INFORMAL OPINIONS ARE POSTED

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.  ...
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