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SB 718: Public Meetings


Public Meetings; Requiring that the notice of a public meeting include a description of each matter to be considered at such meeting; prohibiting the board or commission of an agency or authority of the state, a county, a municipality, or a political subdivision from acting upon a matter at a public meeting which was not included in the notice of such meeting; providing an exception for certain emergency matters upon the approval of a super majority of the members of the board or commission, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/23/2014 Senate • Filed
    2/4/2014 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 59
    3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 59
    3/6/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/11/14, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
    3/11/2014 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 1 -SJ 241
    • Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 241
    5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

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  • SB 718, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/23/2014 at 12:50 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Community Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/10/2014 (pdf)
    Community Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/11/2014 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 985 Public Meetings Santiago Identical Last Action: 5/2/2014 H Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (GVOPS)

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/11/2014 4:00 PM Community Affairs 7 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    286.011 Public meetings and records; public inspection; criminal and civil penalties. Page 1 (pdf)

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