On August 5, 2021, Governor David Ige issued his Emergency Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Response (Proclamation) which supersedes the prior proclamations issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Proclamation contains no suspension of Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, HRS (UIPA). This means that the UIPA and all of its deadlines are back in full effect. For agencies subject to OIP appeals opened during the UIPA deadline suspension, OIP is disinclined to grant any further extensions of due dates, so agencies are urged to immediately file any responses due to OIP.
The Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”), is Hawaii’s public records law. The Office of Information Practices (“OIP”) was created by the Legislature in 1988 to administer the UIPA.