Part I.  Meetings


     92-1 Declaration of policy and intent

   92-1.5 Administration of this part

     92-2 Definitions

   92-2.5 Permitted interactions of members

     92-3 Open meetings

   92-3.1 Limited meetings

   92-3.5 In-person meeting at multiple sites by interactive

          conference technology; notice; quorum

   92-3.7 Remote meeting by interactive conference technology;

          notice; quorum

     92-4 Executive meetings

     92-5 Exceptions

     92-6 Judicial branch, quasi-judicial boards and

          investigatory functions; applicability

     92-7 Notice

   92-7.5 Board packet; filing; public inspection; notice

     92-8 Emergency meetings

     92-9 Minutes

    92-10 Legislative branch; applicability

    92-11 Voidability

    92-12 Enforcement

    92-13 Penalties


        Part II.  Boards:  Quorum; General Powers

    92-15 Boards and commissions; quorum; number of votes

          necessary to validate acts

  92-15.5 Nonattendance of board member; expiration of term

    92-16 Power of boards to issue subpoenas, administer oaths,

          appoint masters, etc.

    92-17 Consumer complaints; procedures and remedies


        Part III.  Copies of Records; Costs and Fees

    92-21 Copies of records; other costs and fees

   92-22, 23 Repealed

    92-24 Directors of finance and commerce and consumer

          affairs; fees

    92-25 Fees for copies of pleadings, etc.

    92-26 Fees; exemption

    92-27 Fees to be accounted for

    92-28 State service fees; increase or decrease of

    92-29 Reproduction of government records

    92-30 Copy deemed original record

    92-31 Disposition of original record


        Part IV.  Notice of Public Hearings

    92-41 Giving public notices


        Part V.  Public Records

    92-50 to 52 Repealed


        Part VI.  General Provisions

    92-71 Political subdivision of the State; applicability


        Part VII. Neighborhood Board

    92-81 Neighborhood board; notice and agenda; public input;


    92-82 Permitted interactions of neighborhood board members

    92-83 Neighborhood board meeting; unanticipated events;

          public interest



Law Journals and Reviews


  The Lum Court, Land Use, and the Environment:  A Survey of Hawai`i Case Law 1983 to 1991.  14 UH L. Rev. 119.


Case Notes


  Rule regarding confidentiality of development proposals neither conflicted with nor contradicted "mandate" of either §92-3 or the Sunshine Law (this chapter) as a whole; plaintiff not entitled to disclosure of development proposals under those statutory provisions.  74 H. 365, 846 P.2d 882.

  As this chapter governs board meetings and board meeting minutes, including those of executive sessions, and this section, by its plain language, permits "any person", including the county, to bring suit in circuit court "to determine the applicability of part I of this chapter to the discussions or decisions" of the council, the circuit court did not err in determining it had jurisdiction pursuant to this chapter to determine whether county council's executive session minutes had to be disclosed.  120 H. 34 (App.), 200 P.3d 403.

  In a suit deciding whether disclosure of county council executive session minutes was required, circuit court properly found that both chapter 92F and this chapter applied; if the meeting met an exception to the open meeting requirements put forth in this chapter, such as an exception enumerated in §92-5, the council was not required to disclose the minutes of that meeting to the public; if the meeting did not fall under such an exception, the council was required to disclose the minutes pursuant to §92-9 and §92F-12.  120 H. 34 (App.), 200 P.3d 403.