OIP ISSUES ITS 1000TH OPINION

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in Featured, What's New

Since its inception in 1988, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued 360 formal opinions and 640 informal opinions.  U Memo 20-1 issued yesterday was OIP’s 1000th opinion.

In this opinion, OIP followed the precedent established in OIP Opinion Letter Number F19-05 to conclude that the State Department of Taxation (TAX) had not established that requested records may be withheld from public disclosure under the exceptions in the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) for disclosures that would frustrate a legitimate government function or were working papers of legislative committees.  See HRS § 92F-13(3) and (5).

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