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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hawaii Agency Testifies in Favor of "Vexatious Requester" Law

Hawaii's Office of Information Practices, a state Executive branch, testified in support of a bill that would give the agency authority to label certain requesters of state government "vexatious."

The Acting Director of the OIP Cathy Takase said state law does not permit an agency to ignore a records request "even where there may be a legitimate justification for not responding."

Proponents of the bill cite repeated requests to the Hawaii Department of Health for access to President Barack Obama's birth certificate, despite the fact that President Obama posted a copy of the certificate on his former campaign website.

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