Under existing law, certain governmental bodies may conduct meetings where certain members may participate by means of telephone conference, video conference, or other similar communications equipment, so long as all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other at the same time
However, participants communicating in this manner are not considered present at the meeting for purposes of establishing a quorum
This bill would provide if a meeting is conducted utilizing electronic communication to allow members to participate remotely, the meeting must be conducted in such a manner as to allow members of the public to also participate remotely
Relating to the Alabama Open Meetings Act; to amend Section 36-25A-5.1, Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for participation by electronic communication at meetings of certain governmental bodies.
|February 2, 2022||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on State Government|
|Bill Text||HB229 Alabama 2022 Session - Introduced|