Chair Keith-Agaran, Vice Chair Rhoads, and Committee Members
We strongly oppose the proposal in Section 3 of HB 1611 to reduce Sunshine Law public notice requirements to 4 days. There simply is no compelling reason to reduce public notice to people who do not have computers or who prefer not to use email.
We also recommend that Section 92-2.5(c) HRS, be amended to read as follows:
"(c) Members of a board may individually or jointly attend public gatherings and community events; provided that the gathering or event does not directly relate to and the members participate in ex parte communications concerning any specific matter over which the board is exercising its adjudicatory, advisory, or legislative function."