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This section contains the following:
The Office of Information Practices ("OIP")
was created by the Legislature in 1988 to administer the Uniform
Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised
Statutes ("UIPA"), which is Hawaii's public records law
and can be found here. To help government agencies and the public
understand the UIPA, OIP has an Open Records Guide (revised January
2013), which can also be found here. The latest guidance documents
are a Quick
Review: Responding to a Personal Record Request (April 2013)
and a Quick
Review: The ABCs of Redaction (April 2013).
In 1998, the Legislature gave OIP the
additional responsibility of administering Hawaii's open meetings
law, Part I of chapter 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes ("Sunshine
Law"), which can be found here. OIP has created two guides
to understand the Sunshine Law: one applies to all state and county
boards, and the other applies specifically to neighborhood boards.
Both guides can be found here.
OIP's administrative rules,
"Agency Procedures and Fees for Processing Government Records
Requests," took effect on February 26, 1999, and are set forth
at Chapter 71 of Title 2 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules, which
can be found here.
In addition, the Rules page includes the following documents for
the new Rules for
Appeals to OIP.
This section contains the full text as
well as summaries and a subject matter index of OIP's 335 formal
opinion letters issued since 1989, including the most recent opinion
letter, 13-01. Using your editing function, the subject matter index
(in Word format) is searchable using key words.
This section contains summaries of OIP's informal opinion
letters, dating back to 2009, in three categories: Sunshine Law
opinions, UIPA opinions, and UIPA decisions on appeal.
Bills affecting the UIPA and the Sunshine
House Journal comments on SB 2858 CD1 by Rep. Gilbert S. C. Keith-Agaran,
House Judiciary Chair. Senate Journal comments on SB 2858 CD1 by
Senator Clayton Hee, Senate Judiciary Chair.
OIP's Justification Sheet for SB 2858 as introduced.