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Office of Information Practices (OIP)

Tuesday, 10/04/2022
Start Time:
12:00 PM
Online via Zoom



    Tuesday, October 4, 2022, noon


    Held Online via Zoom


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    Meeting ID: 912 0599 8678

    Passcode: 582852


    The purpose of this meeting is to afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, regarding the attached draft legislation developed by the Working Group (WG) created as a result of Senate Concurrent Resolution 192 (SCR 192) during the 2022 legislative session.  SCR 192 requested that the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) “convene a working group to develop recommendations for a new UIPA statutory exception and other recommendations for deliberative and pre-decisional agency records to reasonably balance the public's interest in disclosure and the agency's ability to fully consider and make sound and informed decisions[.]”  The WG was asked to “gather and consider information from interested and affected parties as well as examine the law and practices in Hawaii and other jurisdictions, with the goal of developing recommendations to address government's need for and the public‘s concern about deliberative and pre-decisional agency processes and records in decision-making[.]”  Please note that the WG is not a “board” subject to the Sunshine Law.  The members of the WG are: 


                Judge (retired) Karl Sakamoto – Facilitator

                Brian Black, Executive Director, Civil Beat Law Center

                Lance Collins, Law Office of Lance D. Collins, representing Common Cause

                Kalikoʻonālani Fernandes, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of the Attorney General

                Douglas Meller, representing League of Women Voters

                Carrie Okinaga, General Counsel, University of Hawaii

                Duane Pang, Deputy Corporation Counsel, City and County of Honolulu


    Written testimony regarding the WG’s draft legislation may be submitted via email to, or by hand delivery or postal mail to the Office of Information Practices (OIP), 250 S. Hotel Street, #107, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, and should be submitted no later than noon, October 4, 2022.


    In order to reasonably manage the order of testimony and hear from all potential testifiers, it is requested that people who wish to testify orally at the public meeting to register no later than 9:00 a.m. on October 4, 2022, by emailing your name to with the subject line “SCR 192 Oral Testimony.”  Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per testifier.  The WG may question testifiers but will not answer questions or make any decisions at this meeting.  Please note that the meeting will be recorded, and the recording will subsequently be posted on the SCR 192 webpage that OIP has established at


    Additional information will be posted on the SCR 192 webpage, such as the minutes of the WG’s other meetings as well as proposals and materials that it has considered.  If you have questions, please email, call OIP at (808) 586-1400, or write to OIP at 250 S. Hotel Street, #107, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.


    If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact the Office of Information Practices at 808-586-1400 or as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.  Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.        


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