Open Records Requests

The ACLU of Hawaii frequently requests records from government agencies.  Below, you can find some of the requests we’ve made in the past, along with the government’s responses.  We intend to update this page regularly as we make requests and receive the government’s responses.

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June 2013:  Request to State Department of Accounting and General Services regarding permitting requirements for use of State property

 

June 2013:  Request to Honolulu Police Department regarding criminal charges of obstructing the sidewalk in Waikiki

 

March 2013: Request to Honolulu Police Department and Department of Public Safety regarding Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams

November 2012: Request to Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for records relating to the Constitutional Amendment that appeared on the 2012 Hawaii ballot relating to Dam and Reservoir Safety

October 2012: Request to Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division, for all forms used in the administration of Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Program

June 2012: Request to Hawaii State Department of Health (“DOH”) for documents related to the process to correct the sex designation on birth certificates.

June 2012: Request to Baldwin High School (“BHS”) for records related to the construction of any baseball or football facility and the budget of, expenditures of, and/or funds available to the Athletic Director,  including funds raised through private donations of any kind.

June 2012: Request to county police departments and Hawaii State Department of Transportation for records related to the use, storage, and retention of data obtained through the use of Automated License Plate Recognition technology.

March 2012:  Request to Honolulu Police Department for enforcement records on trespass/parks violations and “Bill 54″ (Stored Property).  The ACLU’s original request, from March 5, 2012, is available here; the Request was modified by a series of conversations with HPD, and the amendments are incorporated into the document available here.

  • Records produced by HPD:
  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5
  6. Part 6
  7. Part 7
  8. Part 8
  9. Part 9

March 2012:  Request to City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility Maintenance for enforcement records on “Bill 54″ (Stored Property):

  • Records produced by DFM:
  1. Removal Notices #1-25
  2. Removal Notices #26-50
  3. Removal Notices #51-74
  4. Removal Notices #76-99
  5. Removal Notices #100-124
  6. Removal Notices #125-149
  7. Removal Notices #150-174
  8. Removal Notices # 175-199
  9. Removal Notices #200-224
  10. Removal Notices #225-249
  11. Removal Notices #250-284
  12. Removal Notices #311-324
  13. Removal Notices #325-349
  14. Removal Notices #350-375
  15. Removal Notices #808-830
  16. Storage & Disposal Notices #1-25
  17. Storage & Disposal Notices #51-76
  18. Storage & Disposal Notices #111-130
  19. Storage & Disposal Notices #186-192
  20. Storage & Disposal Notices #260-276
  21. Storage & Disposal Notices #360-362

January 2012:  Request to Mayor Carlisle regarding Mayor’s Social Media Policies

January 2012: Request to Honolulu Police Department regarding HPD’s Social Media Policies

January 2012: Request to Department of Public Safety regarding medical/compassionate release of prisoners

January 2012:  Request to Mayor Carlisle regarding Mayor’s 2011 and 2012 Prayer Breakfast

September 2011: Request to HPD regarding their acquisition of “less lethal” weapons in anticipation of APEC

August 2011: Request to law enforcement agencies relating to their acquisition of cell phone location records

July 2011: Request to Department of Education regarding sex education

July 2011: Request to Counties regarding administrative rules to amend the sex designation on driver’s licenses

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