Hawaii Administrative Rules
Title 21 - LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES
Chapter 5 - STATE ETHICS COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS, CHARGES, CONTESTED CASES, AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
Section 21-5-2.3 - Cooperation with commission investigations
Current through June, 2022
(a) Every department, division, board, bureau, commission, or other agency of the State shall cooperate and assist the commission in the performance of the commission's duties.
(b) In response to a request for documents by the commission, every department, division, board, bureau, commission, or other agency of the Slate shall provide such documents within ten business days unless extenuating circumstances exist. Extenuating circumstances exist when;
(c) When extenuating circumstances are present or the requested records are voluminous, the responding agency may, in good faith, elect to make the records available in increments and shall disclose each increment within ten business days of the prior incremental disclosure.
(d) The head of each department, division, board, bureau, commission, or other agency of the State shall be responsible for ensuring such cooperation and assistance.
(e) If the commission requests cooperation with an investigation or seeks to conduct an investigatory interview, and such cooperation is not forthcoming from any agency or individual, the commission may, but need not:
[Eff 11/28/2020] (Auth: HRS §§ 84-31(a)(5). 91-2.97-6(a) ) (Imp: HRS §§ 84-31, 84-36, 91-2, 97-6)