OIP’s Public Hearing Audio Record on Website

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 in What's New

On November 15, 2012, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) held a public hearing on its proposed rules to adopt administrative procedures for appeals to OIP. The audio recording of the hearing, which lasted 35 minutes, is posted on the “Rules” page of OIP’s website at hawaii.gov/oip. The written testimonies submitted by two testifiers are also posted on the website, along with the proposed rules and the impact statement.

OIP will continue to accept late testimony until next Friday, November 23, 2012. Please mail written testimony to OIP at 250 South Hotel Street, Suite 107, Honolulu, HI, 96813.

Depending on the comments received, OIP’s goal is to present the proposed rules, as may be amended, and the hearing minutes to the Department of the Attorney General by November 30, 2012, to conduct a final legal review. If approved, the proposed rules will be given to Governor Neil Abercrombie for his final approval. Should the Governor grant approval, certified copies will be filed with the Lt. Governor’s office and, after ten days, it becomes effective as law.

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