HB1510 ITL by HJC

HB1510 was voted 16-2 to be inexpedient to legislate by the House Judiciary Committee. This bill is on personal notifications and reviewing non-public minutes. The report on the bill from the committee was written by Rep. Linda Kenison:

This bill requires public bodies to properly notify persons who are the subject of certain nonpublic sessions. This bill also requires public bodies to review minutes of nonpublic sessions every three years and after review such records may be sealed. This bill relates to nonpublic meetings having to do with employee dismissal, promotion, compensation, discipline, or investigations of charges against him or her. This blanket requirement of the public body to review such records every three years, by calling another nonpublic meeting to determine if the record should remain sealed, is not practical. There are decades of such records. To carry this out would result in untold financial costs, as well as time and resources. The bill lacks a fiscal note to address the financial costs.

This bill now goes to the full House for a vote on the consent calendar on March 9, 2016.


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