Reports

Websites

Below are links to other websites that may have information helpful to individuals interested in access to government information.  These links are not intended to be an endorsement of the content or quality of the information provided on those sites.  And while the Law Center monitors these links frequently, the Internet changes constantly.  If you notice a broken link, please e-mail info@civilbeatlawcenter.org.

State Law

State of Hawai`i Office of Information Practices:  OIP is the state agency responsible for regulating state, county, and city compliance with the Uniform Information Practices Act and the Sunshine Act. It has rules, guidance, and advisory opinions regarding UIPA and Sunshine issues.

State E-Calendar:  State agencies are required to post their Sunshine agendas on the State’s electronic calendar in accordance with Executive Memorandum No. 11-11. Individual Sunshine boards may post minutes for meetings on a board website.

City Sunshine Notices:  The Office of the City Clerk for the City and County of Honolulu posts massive PDFs of the meeting notices (in reverse chronological order) submitted to the Clerk. Individual Sunshine boards may have more accessible websites.

County of Hawai`i Sunshine Notices: Hawai‘i County has separate pages for links to the agenda and minutes of its Sunshine boards and for the County Council.

County of Kaua`i Sunshine Notices:  Kaua`i County maintains agenda and minutes on the individual pages of most Sunshine boards.

County of Maui Sunshine Notices:  Maui County maintains an archive of agenda and minutes for its Sunshine boards (select “All Archive Items” in the pull-down menu for the desired board).

ACLU of Hawai`i:  The local ACLU chapter maintains a log of its UIPA requests and a repository of documents obtained from state agencies.

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii:  The Grassroot Institute maintains a repository of documents obtained from state agencies.

Federal Law

Office of the Government Information Services:  OGIS is the ombudsman for mediating conflicts between FOIA requesters and federal agencies. OGIS also provides various resources to assist FOIA requesters.

FOIA.Wiki:  Collaborative collection of information to assist requesters with issues under FOIA.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: RCFP has a FOIA Open Government Guide and a resource for creating, sending, and organizing FOIA requests (iFOIA).

Society of Professional Journalists:  SPJ has a variety of guides and other resources for FOI requesters.

Digital Media Law Project:  DMLP has a legal guide on accessing government information.

FOIA Mapper:  This work-in-progress project provides searchable data on some of the information categories available in federal record systems.