Haw. Rev. Stat. § 92F-13 : Hawaii Statutes - Section 92F-13: Government records; exceptions to general rule.

This part shall not require disclosure of:

(1) Government records which, if disclosed, would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;

(2) Government records pertaining to the prosecution or defense of any judicial or quasi-judicial action to which the State or any county is or may be a party, to the extent that such records would not be discoverable;

(3) Government records that, by their nature, must be confidential in order for the government to avoid the frustration of a legitimate government function;

(4) Government records which, pursuant to state or federal law including an order of any state or federal court, are protected from disclosure; and

(5) Inchoate and draft working papers of legislative committees including budget worksheets and unfiled committee reports; work product; records or transcripts of an investigating committee of the legislature which are closed by rules adopted pursuant to section 21-4 and the personal files of members of the legislature. [L 1988, c 262, pt of §1; am L 1993, c 250, §1]

Cross References

Auditor's working papers, see §23-9.5.

Case Notes

Development proposals were government records that, by their nature, must be kept confidential in order to avoid frustration of a legitimate government function within meaning of paragraph (3). 74 H. 365, 846 P.2d 882.