Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) continues to shine light on Hawaii’s open government laws with its latest resource, a law review article entitled 2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices, 36 University of Hawai’i Law Review 271 (Winter 2014).  Written by OIP Director Cheryl Kakazu Park and Staff Attorney Jennifer Brooks, the law review article provides a detailed explanation of the statutory changes effective January 1, 2013, including legislative history, which allow agencies to appeal from OIP’s decisions regarding the state’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and Sunshine Law.  While the law governs judicial appeals from OIP’s decisions, the article also explains the administrative rules that govern appeals made to OIP.

The law review article can also be found in the appeals section of OIP’s UIPA page at  For the latest on open government news, check for these archived copies of What’s New articles that are posted here or can be e-mailed upon request. To be added to OIP’s e-mail list, please e-mail [email protected]

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