Chair Wakai, Vice-Chair Nishihara and Committee Members:
The League of Women Voters supports SB 2289 in concept, but requests that the bill be amended to simply allow timely electronic mail notice as an alternative to timely postal notice with no change in the remedies and penalties for failure to provide timely notice to persons who have requested such notice.
We suggest that you consult the Office of Information Practices for appropriate statutory language. We do not believe it is necessary to establish criminal penalties for failure to send timely notice, as currently proposed by SB 2289. We also think it would be problematic to require trivial boards and commissions to establish a web site (to provide instructions on submitting testimony), as currently proposed by SB 2289.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony.