Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1853 -- Public Governmental Body Meetings

Sponsor:  Bivins

This bill requires any public governmental body to make and
retain a verbatim audio recording of any closed meeting.  The
audio recording will not be available for public inspection, but
can be examined privately by a judge in a civil action to
determine if there has been a violation of the Open Meetings and
Records Law, commonly known as the Sunshine Law.  The penalty
provision is repealed for the illegal recording of a closed
meeting without the permission of the public body.

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94th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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