Sunshine Memo 13-1
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).