What’s New

STATE CALENDAR REVISION

Posted on Jul 2, 2018 in Featured, What's New

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that the State’s electronic calendar has been revised to provide the date and time that a meeting notice was posted or last updated.  The screen shot below is highlighted to show you where this information is found on the State Calendar. In the event of ...
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It’s that time of the year!  Since the new fiscal year will begin on July 1, 2018, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to start a new FY 2019 UIPA Record Request Log.  While agencies still have some time to complete record requests received through June 30, 2018 and report ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its recent opinion letters on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov, where you will find the full text of all formal opinions and summaries of all memorandum opinions.  OIP also has an index of opinions as well as a search box in the upper right corner of ...
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The Hawaii State Legislature adjourned its 2018 session on May 3, 2018.  As previously reported, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is thankful for having received supplemental funding of $100,000 for FY 19 to help provide salary parity for OIP’s employees. Other than measures relating to specific agencies, only one Sunshine Law bill was ...
Read More NEW 2018 LEGISLATION AND QUICK REVIEW

The state Office of Information Practices would like to thank the Legislature for its vote of confidence in our office by providing OIP with money, not unfunded mandates.  Today, the Legislature passed the budget (H.B. 1900, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1), which provides OIP with $100,000 in supplemental funding for FY 2019 that starts ...
Read More MAHALO FOR FUNDING AND UPDATES ON RULES AND SUNSHINE LAW REVISIONS

With the Hawaii State Legislature three-fourths through the session, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is providing this highlight of legislative measures that have made the second crossover from the non-originating chamber (House or Senate) for consideration by the originating chamber.  Of the 93 new legislative measures (not including those introduced last session) that ...
Read More BILLS MAKING THE SECOND CROSSOVER

March 11-17, 2018 marks the 13th Sunshine Week celebrating access to public information and June 9, 2018 will mark the 30th birthday of the state Office of Information Practices (OIP).  While OIP can celebrate its many successes over the years to provide access to public records and meetings, it finds itself at a tipping point ...
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BILLS MAKING THE CROSSOVER

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 in Featured, What's New

With the Hawaii State Legislature halfway through the session, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is providing this highlight of legislative measures that have crossed over from the originating chamber (House or Senate) for consideration by the other chamber.  Of the 64 new legislative measures (not including those introduced last session) that OIP has ...
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OIP POSTS OPINIONS ONLINE

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has posted its latest formal opinion letter on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov.  In Op. Ltr. No. F18-01, OIP concluded the Commission of Water Resources Management (CWRM) was not engaging in adjudicatory functions exempt from the Sunshine Law when it went on site visits and heard presentations, and CWRM ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank the people who have taken the time to learn the facts provided in OIP’s two responses to misleading reports by the Civil Beat Law Center (CBLC),...
Read More KEEPING ‘EM HONEST – THE FACTS MATTER which were discussed in our last What’s New article and are posted on the Annual Reports page at ...
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