92-2 Definitions. As used in this part:

"Board" means any agency, board, commission, authority, or committee of the State or its political subdivisions which is created by constitution, statute, rule, or executive order, to have supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power over specific matters and which is required to conduct meetings and to take official actions.

"Chance meeting" means a social or informal assemblage of two or more members at which matters relating to official business are not discussed.

"Interactive conference technology" means any form of audio or audio and visual conference technology, including teleconference, videoconference, and voice over internet protocol, that facilitates interaction between the public and board members.

"Meeting" means the convening of a board for which a quorum is required in order to make a decision or to deliberate toward a decision upon a matter over which the board has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power. [L 1975, c 166, pt of 1; am L 1976, c 212, 1; am L 2012, c 202, 1]


Attorney General Opinions


Trustees of travel agency recovery fund comprise board subject to sunshine law. Att. Gen. Op. 85-14.

Associated Students of University of Hawaii not a "board" subject to sunshine law. Att. Gen. Op. 85-18.

"Board" includes committees or subgroups of the board. Att. Gen. Op. 85-27.

County council is a "board". Att. Gen. Op. 86-5.

Agency's retreat would be a "meeting" subject to sunshine law. Att. Gen. Op. 86-19.


Law Journals and Reviews


Hawai`i's Sunshine Law Compliance Criteria. 26 UH L. Rev. 21.


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