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CS/CS/HB 355: Public Meetings

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Government Operations Subcommittee ; Kiar ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Jenne

Public Meetings; Requires that member of public be given reasonable opportunity to be heard before board or commission takes official action on proposition before board or commission of any state agency or authority or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision; provides that opportunity to be heard is subject to rules or policies adopted by board or commission; specifies certain exceptions; provides requirements for rules or policies governing opportunity to be heard; provides that compliance with requirements of act is presumed under certain circumstances; authorizes court to assess reasonable attorney fees in actions filed against board or commission; provides that any action taken by board or commission which is found in violation of act is not void; provides that circuit courts have jurisdiction to issue injunctions for purposes of act.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died pending review of CS
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/13/2011 House • Filed
10/28/2011 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 36
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 36
1/23/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 01/25/12, 8:00 am, 306 HOB
1/25/2012 House • CS by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 310
1/30/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Government Operations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 304
1/31/2012 House • Now in Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee -HJ 317
2/1/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee, 02/03/12, 9:00 am, 306 HOB
2/3/2012 House • Favorable by Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 3 -HJ 466
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 467
2/20/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 02/22/12, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
2/22/2012 House • CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 814
2/23/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 796
3/9/2012 House • Died pending review of CS