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HB 7001 — OGSR/State University DSO Research Funding

by Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee and Rep. Aloupis (SB 7020 by Education Committee)

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Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill saves from repeal the public meetings exemption for any portion of a meeting of the board of directors of a university direct-support organization (DSO), or of the executive committee or other committees of such board, at which any proposal seeking research funding from the DSO or a plan or program for either initiating or supporting research is discussed. The bill removes the scheduled repeal date of the exemption.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 115-0