Common Cause Hawaii conducted an “audit” in order to determine how Hawaii State boards, commissions, and agencies are interpreting and complying with the Sunshine Law.
Hawaii’s Open Meeting law, or “Sunshine” Law, governs the way all state and county boards must operate and conduct their official business; it enables transparency and public access for Hawaii’s citizens. The Sunshine Law encompasses these major areas: (1) minutes, (2) meetings & testimony, (3) closed meetings, (4) how public board/commission members conduct themselves outside of a meeting, and (5) notice and agenda.
Learn more about Hawaii’s Sunshine law here
Between March 2015-May 2015, Common Cause Hawaii conducted the first phase of auditing Hawaii’s Public Agencies—particularly state Boards and Commissions—to see how they interpret and comply with Hawaii’s Sunshine Law. Click here to view the report.