Under existing law, members of certain governmental bodies may participate in a meeting of that body by certain electronic means. Members participating by electronic means do not count towards a quorum and may not participate in executive sessions
This bill would provide that members participating by electronic means are present for all purposes so long as a certain number of members are physically present, and would remove a prohibition on participation in executive sessions by members through electronic means
This bill would also provide that members of the public be allowed to participate in a meeting held by electronic means
This bill would make nonsubstantive, technical revisions to update the existing code language to current style
Relating to meetings of governmental bodies; to amend Section 36-25A-5.1, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to meetings of governmental bodies by electronic means; to further provide for the participation by members of a governmental body at a meeting held by electronic means; to provide further for public participation at a meeting held by electronic means; and to make nonsubstantive, technical revisions to update the existing code language to current style.
|February 16, 2022||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on State Government|
|Bill Text||HB361 Alabama 2022 Session - Introduced|