§92-3  Open meetings.  Every meeting of all boards shall be open to the public and all persons shall be permitted to attend any meeting unless otherwise provided in the constitution or as closed pursuant to sections 92-4 and 92-5; provided that the removal of any person or persons who wilfully disrupts a meeting to prevent and compromise the conduct of the meeting shall not be prohibited.  The boards shall afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, in writing, on any agenda item.  The boards shall also afford all interested persons an opportunity to present oral testimony on any agenda item.  The boards may provide for reasonable administration of oral testimony by rule. [L 1975, c 166, pt of §1; am L 1985, c 278, §1]


Attorney General Opinions


  Sunshine law applies to meeting of standing or select committee of board of regents of University of Hawaii.  Att. Gen. Op. 85-27.

  Opportunity to present testimony, when it must be afforded; cannot delegate committee to hear testimony.  Att. Gen. Op. 86-5.


Case Notes


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


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