STAND. COM. REP. NO. 894
RE: H.B. No. 884
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 884, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Rule or provide written guidance on an agency denial of access to, or granting of access to, information or records; and
(2) Receive and resolve complaints under Hawaii's Sunshine Law either by determining whether a violation occurred or providing guidance.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Information Practice. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest, Common Cause Hawaii, and League of Women Voters of Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 884, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 884, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair