Senate Passed HB1418

The Senate passed HB1418 on the regular calendar by a unanimous voice vote this week. This bill requires the same level of details in non-public minutes as for public minutes. It was previously approved 4-0 by the Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee with a recommendation that the bill ought to pass. HB1418 was reported to the full Senate by Sen. Donna Soucy:

This legislation clarifies what information is to be included in the minutes of non-public sessions pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law. This clarification is needed so that non-public session minutes contain the same information that would be contained if the session had occurred in public. The legislation ensures greater transparency in government and the committee voted favorably 4-0 and would ask for your support in its recommendation.

The bill now goes to the Governor.