Training Materials Index

Here are brief descriptions and links to OIP’s training guides and videos explaining the UIPA and Sunshine Law.

Summary:  Sunshine Law Amendments Allowing Remote Meetings – April 27, 2021


Quick Review: Agency Disclosure Obligations During Pandemic – August 28, 2020

OIP’s Tips for Holding a Virtual Public Meeting – April 16, 2020

Briefing:  September 2017:


If you need a copy of the actual PowerPoint file for the presentation, please contact OIP at [email protected].


The Law
Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”)

Quick Guide to OIP’s Administrative Rules

UIPA Guide

Please note that the Hawaii Supreme Court recently held that the deliberative process privilege could not be recognized under the UIPA in its 3-2 decision in Peer News LLC v. City and County of Honolulu, No. SCAP-16-0000114 (Haw. Dec. 21, 2018); see Majority OpinionDissenting Opinion.

Basic UIPA Training Videos

Additional UIPA  Guidance:

UIPA Forms for the Public
UIPA Forms for the Public

UIPA Forms for Agencies
UIPA Forms for Agencies

Log, Training, Instructions, FAQ, Reports


The Law
Chapter 92: Public Agency Meetings and Records


Sunshine Law Guide

Open Meetings: Guide to the “Sunshine Law” for State and County Boards – rev July 2019

Open Meetings: Guide to the “Sunshine Law” for Neighborhood Boards – rev July 2019

Basic Sunshine Law Training Video

2-part “Basic Sunshine Law” video and training materials, approx. 1.5 hours.  (part 2 revised July 2019)
For the hearing impaired, here is the full transcript of the Basic Sunshine Law training video:
Transcript of Basic Sunshine Law training video (pdf).

Sunshine Law Test
The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) invites you to test your knowledge of Hawaii’s Sunshine Law requiring open public meetings. Certification is given for a passing score (70%) at the end of the test. There are ten questions (multiple choice and true/false), randomly chosen, about the following areas: (1) minutes, (2) meetings & testimony, (3) closed meetings, (4) outside a meeting, and/or (5) notice and agenda.

Additional Sunshine Law Guidance:

  Quick Review:  Roundtable Discussions with Multiple Boards
  Subject to the Sunshine Law –  March 2017

Sunshine Law Forms for Boards:

ADA Accessibility Questions:
For questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its applicability to the online posting of minutes, notices, agendas, and other matters, please contact Hawaii’s Disability and Communications Access Board (DCAB), [email protected],  919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 101, Honolulu, HI 96814, (808) 586-8121, or visit DCAB’s website at




Guide to Appeals to the Office of Information Practices
This guide, in a question and answer format, provides an introduction to the process of administrative appeals to the Office of Information Practices (OIP) from government agency decisions under the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), the Sunshine Law, and certain decisions of the State Department of Taxation to grant or deny access to their records. 

2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices 
A law review article by OIP Director Cheryl Kakazu Park and Staff Attorney Jennifer Brooks first published at 36 University of Hawai’i Law Review 271 (Winter 2014), which explains the administrative rules regarding appeals to OIP in UIPA and Sunshine Law cases, as well as the law allowing agencies to appeal to the courts from OIP’s decisions.