OIP’S 2012 Legislative Bills IntroducedPosted on Jan 24, 2012 in What's New
January 24, 2012
The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that its two legislative proposals are in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s administration package and have been introduced in the 2012 legislative session.
One proposal, introduced as HB 2596 and SB 2858, seeks to clarify the right of government agencies to appeal to the courts an OIP determination that mandates the disclosure of records under the Uniform Information Practices Act.
The second proposal, introduced as HB 2597 and SB 2859, seeks to modernize theSunshine Law by providing for the electronic filing of public meeting notices and establishing three new permitted interactions, including one regarding social media usage.
HB 2596 (Appeals) – link to bill status; link to bill text
SB 2858 (Appeals) – link to bill status; link to bill text
HB 2597 (Sunshine Law) – link to bill status; link to bill text
SB 2859 (Sunshine Law) – link to bill status; link to bill text