Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Rules Regarding Appeals to OIP

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in What's New

October 12, 2012

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) will hold a public hearing to adopt new regulations in the Hawaii Administrative Rules relating to administrative appeals made to the office. The proposed rules would establish the procedures for filing appeals with OIP under (1) the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), HRS chapter 92 (UIPA) and (2) HRS chapter 231 (regarding challenges to the disclosure of Department of Taxation written opinions). The rules would also establish procedures for filing an administrative complaint concerning a board’s failure to comply with the state’s “Sunshine Law,” Part I of HRS chapter 92. The rules propose procedures for OIP’s processing and rendering a decision on a complaint or appeal.

The hearing will begin at 10:00 A.M. or shortly thereafter on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.

All interested persons are urged to attend the public hearing to present relevant information and individual opinion for OIP to consider. Persons unable to attend or wishing to present additional comments may mail or deliver written testimony by Friday, November 23, 2012 to the Office of Information Practices, 250 South Hotel Street, Suite 107, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Anyone with a hearing impairment who desires to attend the public hearing may request assistance of a sign language interpreter. The request may be made in writing (to the OIP address in the preceding paragraph), or by calling OIP at (808) 586-1400. The request will need to be received at least seven days before the hearing is scheduled to start. Additional information or a copy of the proposed rule changes will be mailed at no charge upon receipt of verbal or written request to the OIP address, and are available on OIP’s website at on the “Laws/Rules/Opinions” page.