August 5, 2010

Privilege Logs for Acts 110 thru 198 catalogued and uploaded

Filed under: Hawaii State Politics — Doug @ 7:38 pm

Okay, that completes the indexing, scanning, and uploading of the privilege logs for bills from the 2009 regular session which became law with the Governor’s signature. What’s left are the privilege logs from the veto overrides, and the privilege logs from the vetoed measures not overridden. I’ll try to get those final privilege logs done this weekend. Then it will be on to the actual public comments!

One interesting record popped out as I chugged my way through these documents. Take a look at the last entry on document 658. The sender information for that document is not disclosed, and the document description reads “executive summary and presentation material, market and economic impact analysis, two casinos on the island of Oahu (working draft, not for publication).” Although the sender is not disclosed, a government agency created that document. Because if the document came from a non-government source it would have (legally, anyway) been released among the non-privileged documents. Hmmmm…. I have followed up with a request for this document and/or for more information about it.

There are probably additional interesting nuggets, but my eyes glaze over after a few hours. :) Once everything is indexed and uploaded I can take a much more thorough pass through the documents.

To assist in your browsing, the document index has been updated to reflect the latest uploads.

As ever, to look at any particular document, point your browser to
[substituting the asterisks with the four-digit document number you want, using leading zeros as needed]. For example, here is the link to view the first page of the newest batch of uploads. REMINDER: all of the contents of this site (to include the uploaded documents) are published under a Creative Commons license. Please, respect the terms of that license.

META: I have yet to hear back from Senator Ihara and/or the Senate Clerk about hosting these documents on the Capitol.hawaii.gov website. I suppose the Senate has bigger fish (and judicial nominees) to fry…

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