95-01Posted on Jan 9, 1995 in Formal Opinions
Opinion Letter No. 95-01
January 9, 1995
Limited Existence Commission is an Agency Subject to the UIPA
The Commission on Sexual Orientation and the Law (“Commission”) is a government “agency” as defined by the UIPA. The 1994 Legislature created the Commission and scheduled it to cease its existence before the following year’s Regular Session. The OIP concluded that, although the Commission has a limited existence, the duration of its existence “is not relevant when determining whether the entity constitutes an ‘agency’ under the UIPA.” Therefore, the Commission must file a public records report with the OIP in accordance with section 92F-18(b) and (c), Hawaii Revised Statutes.