NOTICE OF REPEAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULE
The University of Hawaii, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 91, subsection 91-3(f), hereby gives thirty days’ public notice that it intends to repeal Title 20, Chapter 16 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules entitled “Personal Records” (for convenience referred to as “Chapter 20-16”). The proposed effective date of the repeal shall be July 17, 2017, or as soon thereafter as certified copies of the repeal have been filed with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Chapter 20-16 reiterates the procedures governing an individual’s access to his/her personal records and access to such personal records by the public or government agencies prescribed in HRS Chapter 92E, now repealed and replaced with HRS Chapter 92F, entitled “Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified)”, and in guidelines issued by the State Office of Information Practices. Chapter 20-16 is not required by law. HRS § 92F-18 only requires each agency to “[i]ssue instructions and guidelines necessary to effectuate this chapter”, i.e., the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified). These instructions and guidelines are more appropriately left to the University via the establishment of board policies and executive policies and procedures. Indeed, the University currently has administrative procedures governing personal records and procedures for access to and correction of personal records. Chapter 20-16, therefore, is not necessary for the administration of individual personal records within the University and will be repealed in its entirety.
The full text of Chapter 20-16 is available on the University’s website at
http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/bor/adminrules/chapter16.pdf. The full text of Chapter 20-16 may also be viewed until June 30, 2017, between the hours of 9:00am noon and 1:00pm 4:00pm at the UH System Government Relations Office located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2444 Dole Street, Bachman Hall 109J, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, and at regional public libraries.
Any interested person may petition the University Board of Regents regarding the proposed repeal of Chapter 20-16 by submitting a written petition to the Board pursuant to Section 91-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, at 2444 Dole Street, Bachman 209, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, no later than June 30, 2017.
President, University of Hawaii