HB 1597

  • Hawaii House Bill
  • 2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 07, 2024
  • Passed House Mar 05, 2024
  • Passed Senate Apr 09, 2024
  • Governor

Relating To Open Meetings.

Abstract

Clarifies that members of the public may sue a board or alleged board after receiving an adverse Office of Information Practices decision, and that the decision will be reviewed de novo. Establishes a two-year statute of limitations to bring the lawsuit and reaffirms a complainant's right to seek review by the Office of Information Practices first. Recognizes that only a member of the public may recover attorney's fees and costs if that person prevails in an open meetings lawsuit. Requires that persons suing for open meetings law violations notify the Office of Information Practices about the lawsuit so that it may decide whether to intervene. Requires open meetings lawsuits that seek to void a board's final action to be prioritized by the courts. (SD1)

Bill Sponsors (8)

Votes


Actions


Apr 18, 2024

Senate

Received notice of House agreement and passage on Final Reading (Hse. Com. No. 764).

Apr 17, 2024

House

Transmitted to Governor.

House

Passed Final Reading as amended in SD 1 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Garcia, Kila, Nakashima excused (3).

House

House agrees to Senate amendment(s).

Senate

Received notice of House reconsideration of action in disagreeing to the amendments proposed by the Senate (Hse. Com. No. 758).

Apr 16, 2024

House

Reconsideration of action taken on 04-11-24.

Apr 12, 2024

Senate

Received notice of disagreement (Hse. Com. No. 731).

Apr 11, 2024

House

House disagrees with Senate amendment (s).

Apr 09, 2024

House

Returned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 501) in amended form (SD 1).

Senate

Report adopted; Passed Third Reading. Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Ihara). Transmitted to House.

Apr 05, 2024

Senate

One Day Notice 04-09-24.

Senate

Reported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3695) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading.

Apr 02, 2024

Senate

The committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in JDC were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Rhoads, Gabbard, Elefante, San Buenaventura; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Awa.

Mar 27, 2024

Senate

The committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 04-02-24 10:05AM; Conference Room 016 & Videoconference.

Mar 22, 2024

Senate

Report adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.

Senate

Reported from GVO (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3275) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC.

Mar 19, 2024

Senate

The committee(s) on GVO recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in GVO were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, San Buenaventura, Wakai, Awa; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) McKelvey.

Mar 15, 2024

Senate

The committee(s) on GVO has scheduled a public hearing on 03-19-24 3:00PM; Conference Room 225 & Videoconference.

Mar 07, 2024

Senate

Referred to GVO, JDC.

Senate

Passed First Reading.

Senate

Received from House (Hse. Com. No. 189).

Mar 05, 2024

House

Passed Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cochran, Martinez, Woodson excused (3). Transmitted to Senate.

Feb 29, 2024

House

Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Aiu, Cochran, Garrett, Holt, Kahaloa, Lowen, Nishimoto, Quinlan, Todd excused (9).

House

Reported from JHA (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 671-24) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.

Feb 23, 2024

House

The committee on JHA recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 8 Ayes: Representative(s) Tarnas, Takayama, Evslin, Ganaden, Ichiyama, Ilagan, Kong, Miyake; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Holt, Souza.

Feb 21, 2024

House

Bill scheduled to be heard by JHA on Friday, 02-23-24 2:00PM in House conference room 325 VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE.

Jan 24, 2024

House

Referred to JHA, referral sheet 1

Jan 17, 2024

House

Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Jan 16, 2024

House

Prefiled.

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