S Memo 13-1

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in Informal Opinions - Sunshine Law

S Memo 13-1
August 30, 2012
Determination if Overtime Task Force 
Is Subject to the Sunshine Law

The Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) sought an advisory opinion as to whether the Task Force on Overtime (Overtime Task Force) is subject to the Sunshine Law. 

OIP found that the Overtime Task Force is not subject to the Sunshine Law because it does not have all of the elements required by the Sunshine Law. Specifically, the Overtime Task Force was created by a Senate Resolution rather than by “constitution, statute, rule, or executive order.” HRS § 92-2(1) (1993).