OPEN MEETINGS: VOTING IN PERSON                                                            H.B. 4363:

                                                                               SUMMARY OF HOUSE-PASSED BILL

                                                                                                         IN COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4363 (as passed by the House)

Sponsor:  Representative Amanda Price

House Committee:  Oversight

Senate Committee:  Government Operations

 

Date Completed:  6-9-14

 

CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Open Meetings Act to provide that a meeting of a public body would not be open to the public if a member of the public body voted on a decision without being physically present.

 

The Act requires all meetings of a public body to be open to the public. Subject to certain exceptions, all deliberations of a public body constituting a quorum of its members must take place at a meeting open to the public. In addition, all decisions of a public body must be made at a meeting open to the public. Under the bill, a meeting would not be open to the public if a member of the public body voted on a decision of the public body without being physically present at the meeting.

 

The bill would take effect on the 91st day after it was enacted.

 

MCL 15.263                                                               Legislative Analyst:  Suzanne Lowe

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

                                                                                      Fiscal Analyst:  John Maxwell

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.