Posted on Aug 21, 2017 in Featured, What's New

The Office of Information Practices (OIP) has set up a registration site for the September informational briefings on OIP’s draft administrative rules as well as training on the newest revisions to the Sunshine Law, which were announced in the August 8, 2017 What’s New article.  All presentations will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and will start with a 60-minute briefing on the draft rules for record request procedures under the UIPA. After a short break, OIP will provide a 30-minute summary of the significant Sunshine Law changes under Act 64, SLH 2017 that will go into effect on July 1, 2018. There will be time for questions from the audiences at the main locations.

To register, please click below on the date that you would like to attend:

September 6 (Wed.):
* State Capitol Auditorium, 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu

September 8 (Fri.):
* Hawaii County Council Chambers, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo
* Via video to: West Hawaii Civic Center, County Council Room, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Kona

September 12 (Tues.)
* Kauai County Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Lihue

September 15 (Fri.):
* Maui County Council Chambers, 200 S. High Street, Wailuku
* Via video to: 100 Ainoa St, Kaunakakai, Molokai
* Via video to: 8th Street, Lanai City, Lanai
* Via video to: 51101 Uakea Road, #A1, Hana, Maui

All state and county government employees and members of the public who work with the Uniform Information Practices Act or Sunshine Law are encouraged to attend these presentations. If you are unable to attend in person, a recording of the Honolulu presentation will be broadcast on cable television by ‘Olelo and will also be posted at The power point slides and complete audio and written transcripts of the rules briefing and Sunshine Law training will also be posted on OIP’s training page in September.

OIP’s September presentations will assume that attendees already know the current UIPA record request process and Sunshine Law requirements, and they are not intended to be basic training of these laws.  For basic training, please go to OIP’s training page at, where you will find a large selection of materials and information regarding the UIPA and Sunshine Law.

OIP’s draft rules will be posted on OIP’s website after the review by the Attorney General’s office is completed, and the rules’ availability will be announced in a What’s New article in September.  OIP looks forward to getting people’s comments on the draft rules after the September briefings.

For the latest open government news, please look out for What’s New articles that are archived on OIP’s website or emailed to you upon request. To be added to OIP’s email list, please email [email protected].  Also, if you would like to receive What’s New articles or attachments in a different format, please contact OIP at (808) 586-1400 or [email protected].