The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that the State’s electronic calendar has been revised to provide the date and time that a meeting notice was posted or last updated. The screen shot below is highlighted to show you where this information is found on the State Calendar.
In the event of a dispute as to whether a notice was timely filed, this revision will allow state boards to provide conclusive evidence of the electronic posting date on the State Calendar. Section 92-7(c), HRS. If this feature is not available on county calendars, the board should, as soon as possible after posting, print out a copy of the notice that was electronically posted and time-stamp it to provide evidence that the agenda was electronically posted at least six days in advance.
Remember that the Sunshine Law changes passed by Act 64, SLH 2017, went into effect on July 1, 2018. OIP’s Sunshine Law Guide has not yet been amended to reflect the revisions, but OIP has posted on its website a Quick Review of the revisions effective July 1, 2018. For additional training materials, please go to OIP’s Training page at oip.hawaii.gov.