Public Meetings (Support)

Public Meetings (Support)

HB 79 (Roth) and SB 192 (Baxley) exempt meetings between two members of any board or commission from certain public meetings and public records requirements. The bills specify that members of the same commission may participate in fact-finding excursions to research public business, and may participate in meetings with a member of the Legislature. The bills require that the board or commission provide reasonable notice and that appropriate records be taken and retained as public record. Finally, the bills provide that notice is not required when two or more members of a board are gathered if no official acts are taken and no public business is discussed. (Cook)