OIP’S 2012 Legislative Proposals

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 in What's New

January 11, 2012

The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that its two legislative proposals have been submitted for inclusion in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s administration package for the 2012 legislative session.

One proposal seeks to clarify the right of government agencies to appeal to the courts an OIP determination that mandates the disclosure of records under the Uniform Information Practices Act. The second proposal seeks to modernize the Sunshine Law by providing for the electronic filing of public meeting notices and establishing three new permitted interactions, including one regarding social media usage.

Click here for detailed summaries of these proposals. Once the proposals are finalized and become available for public distribution, the bills and future updates will also be posted on OIP’s website. Please contact oip@hawaii.gov with your comments about the bills, or send them to OIP at 250 South Hotel Street, Suite 107, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.