Sunshine Memo 12-2
Application of Sunshine Law to Hawaii Forest Stewardship
Requester sought an advisory opinion on whether the
Hawaii Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee (Committee) is subject
to the Sunshine Law.
Even though there are federal laws that were the impetus
for the Committee, OIP found that because the Committee was created
by state rule, and meets the Sunshine Law’s other requirements
for a board, the Committee is subject to the Sunshine Law.