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LWV-Hawaii Legislative Testimony

HB 2382

Relating to
Public Agency Meetings

House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce (CPC) - chair: Angus L.K. McKelvey, vice chair: Derek S.K. Kawakami

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 2:10 p.m., Room 325

Testifier: Douglas Meller, Legislative Committee, LWV of Hawaii

Click here to view HB2382

Chair McKelvey, Vice-Chair Kawakami and Committee Members:

The League of Women Voters supports HB2382 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 in HB2382. We also think it would be problematic to require very small boards and commissions to establish a web site (to provide instructions on submitting testimony), as currently proposed by HB2382.

Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony.


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