What’s New

April 3, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report that the House Finance Committee has voted to pass out of committee OIP’s proposal to clarify the appeals process for agencies under both the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and the Sunshine Law, as S.B. 2858, S.D. 1, H.D. 2. The committee ...
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March 30, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that the House Finance Committee unanimously voted last night to pass out OIP’s Sunshine Bill, S.B. 2859, S.D. 1, with a House Draft 2. The Committee amended the bill to delete section (f) beginning on page 4, which would have created a ...
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March 21, 2012 As regular readers of our What’s New articles know, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has kept you informed of the development and progress of our legislative proposals, including Senate Bill 2858, Senate Draft 1, which clarifies the process for agencies to appeal from OIP decisions under the Uniform Information Practices Act ...
Read More Correcting Misunderstandings About OIP’s Appeals Bill

March 19, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report that the House Judiciary Committee has voted to pass house drafts of OIP’s appeals and Sunshine Law bills on to the House Finance Committee. Also moving on to the Finance Committee is the Administration’s bill to allow teleconferenced meetings. At a ...
Read More House Judiciary to Send Open Government Bills to Final Committee

Hearings on Open Government Bills

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in What's New

March 12, 2012 The House of Representatives has wasted no time in scheduling important open government bills that crossed over from the Senate last week. The state Office of Information Practices’ proposals—S.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (appeals bill) and S.B. 2859, S.D. 1(Sunshine bill)—will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee this Friday, March 16, 2012, at 2 ...
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March 8, 2012 Open government proposals, which directly affect the Office of Information Practices (OIP), Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) or Sunshine Law and have crossed over to the other house, are as follows: S.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (OIP’s appeals bill) – establishes a uniform process to allow government agencies to challenge OIP’s decisions under the ...
Read More Open Government Bills Pass Half-Way Point

OIP Bills Are Crossing Over

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in What's New

March 2, 2012 Both bills proposed by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be crossing over from the Senate to the House as S.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (appeals bill) and S.B. 2859, S.D. 1 (Sunshine bill). The bills were amended as previously described in OIP’s What’s New articles on February 7 and 15, 2012. Because the House ...
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February 27, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices’ (OIP) director Cheryl Kakazu Park and staff attorney Jennifer Brooks were interviewed by Beth-Ann Kozlovich on Hawaii Public Radio’s Town Square program on February 23, 2012. The in-depth interview discussed various issues, including a recent records request made to all state and county agencies as well ...
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Legislative Update

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 in What's New

February 23, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been tracking 264 bills pending before the Hawaii Legislature, and has prepared testimony for 48 of them. OIP’s three highest priority bills are S.B. 2858 (appeals bill), S.B. 2859 (Sunshine Law bill), and S.B. 2234 (electronic posting bill), all of which are being amended by the Senate. At yesterday’s joint ...
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OIP Bills Advancing

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 in What's New

February 15, 2012 The bills proposed by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be advancing asS.B. 2858, S.D. 1 (appeals bill) and S.B. 2859, S.D. 1 (Sunshine bill). The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Gilbert Keith-Agaran, decided to hold the companion House bills (H.B. 2596 and H.B. 2597) in order to work with one set ...
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