Hawaii Legislature passes “vexatious requester” law

HOWEVER, MEASURE’S SCOPE AND INTENT HAVE BEEN DILUTED by Sharon Rondeau (May 1, 2010) — On Tuesday, the Hawaii legislature passed SB2937/CD1, which amends the state UIPA law to allow for a state agency to refuse the release of government records under certain circumstances. While the “report title” of the amended section still refers to […]

HI House and Senate to discuss “Vexatious Requester” bill on April 19, 2010

WHAT IS FUELING THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION, AND DOES IT TRULY ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF OBAMA’S REFUSAL TO PRODUCE HIS RECORDS? April 18, 2010 Dear Editor: The following was sent to the Hawaii Legislature today: Aloha, Dear Esteemed Officials of the State of Hawaii Legislature, I understand there is a bicameral committee conference scheduled for tomorrow, April […]

“Vexatious requester” bill still alive in Hawaii

PROPOSAL PASSES HOUSE AND RETURNS TO SENATE “WITH AMENDMENTS” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 6, 2010) — An amendment to an existing Hawaii law regarding the public’s access to information from state agencies which was previously “deferred” is again being discussed in the Hawaii legislature.  SB2937/SD1/HD1, the “vexatious requester” bill, has been passed by the House […]

Testimony reappears at Hawaii Legislature website

23 PAGES OF COMMENTARY TO “VEXATIOUS REQUESTER” BILL RETURNS ONLINE WITH MORE OPPOSITION TESTIMONY; HI DEPT. OF TAXATION SUPPORTS MEASURE by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 19, 2010) — The 23 pages of testimony regarding SB2937 which had been posted at the “Bill Status and Documents” section of the Hawaii Legislature website, removed sometime yesterday, have been […]

Testimony disappears from Hawaii Legislature website

COMMENTS TO “VEXATIOUS REQUESTER” PROPOSAL REPLACED WITH NEW AND UNRELATED TESTIMONY by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 18, 2010) — The 23 pages of testimony  regarding SB2937 which had been posted at the “Bill Status and Documents” section of the Hawaii Legislative website is no longer there, having been posted just last evening. The link now shows […]

Update: Hawaii “vexatious” bill “deferred”

CITIZENS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY OBJECT TO “VEXATIOUS REQUESTER” PROPOSAL by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2010) — An article by the Associated Press posted today begins with “Birthers beware: Hawaii may start ignoring your repeated requests for proof that President Barack Obama was born here.”  The story referred to the public hearing on SB2937, the […]

HI Senator who sponsored “vexatious requester” bill is a sellout to Obama

WILL ESPERO NOW DECLARES THAT “VOTERS HAVE RESOLVED THE ISSUE” OF OBAMA’S ELIGIBILITY IN COMPLETE DISREGARD OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 16, 2010) — Hawaii State Senator Will Espero first entered the controversy over Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility last summer when he stated that birth certificates of people born in Hawaii should […]