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Hawaii Office of Information Practices

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Hawaii Office of Information Practices
Leadership: Awaiting Appointment
Founded by: Hawaii Uniform Information Practices Act
Website: http://www.state.hi.us/oip/index.html
Powers:
The OIP investigates and rules on open records violations and also establishes uniform guidelines for the release of records and the cost of fees.

The Hawaii Office of Information Practices was established by the Hawaii Uniform Information Practices Act in order to better assist the state in enforcing the state's open records laws.

Duties

The office is responsible for :

  • holding hearings, investigations and deliver rulings on questions of law relating to the release or withholding of public records
  • upon request, provide opinions and guidelines on the release of records
  • review the policies of the various state agencies to insure compliance with the law
  • report to the governor and make recommendations to the legislature on changes to policy and law
  • provide public information in order to raise awareness of citizens rights to records access
  • establish uniform fees for the release and copying of open records
  • adopt uniform standards for records collection and preservation as well as standards for the release of records for research purposes[1]

Membership

The office is headed by a director who is appointed by the governor, in whom all the powers and duties of the office are vested.

Contact information

No. 1 Capitol District Building
250 South Hotel Street, Suite 107
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Tel: 808-586-1400
Fax: 808-586-1412

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