Electronic Posting of Meeting Agendas on State Calendar

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 in What's New

Governor Neil Abercrombie issued Executive Memorandum No. 11-11, which continues the prior practice of posting meeting agendas electronically on the state’s online calendar. Sunshine Law boards, however, are still required by law to provide physical copies of their meeting agendas with the Lt. Governor’s office, at least six calendar days prior to the meeting. As the posting with the Lt. Governor’s office presently constitutes the official agenda, boards are reminded to provide that office with any addendums or attachments that should be part of the official agenda.

Despite unsuccessful past attempts to amend the law, the Office of Information Practices is considering the re-introduction of legislation in 2012 to require electronic posting on the state online calendar by state boards and to allow electronic posting by county boards. OIP believes that such use of modern technology would provide more timely, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and readily available notice to the public.