CLARIFY REMOTE MEETINGS DURING EMERGENCIES.

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House Bill 812 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 4, 2021
AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATUTE AUTHORIZING THE USE OF REMOTE MEETINGS DURING CERTAIN STATES OF EMERGENCY.
Intro. by Arp, Hanig, Paré, Richardson.

Status: Ch. SL 2021-35 (Jun 16 2021)
H 812/S.L. 2021-35

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 16 2021 - More information

    AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATUTE AUTHORIZING THE USE OF REMOTE MEETINGS DURING CERTAIN STATES OF EMERGENCY. SL 2021-35. Enacted June 16, 2021. Effective July 1, 2021.


  • Summary date: May 4 2021 - More information

    Amends GS 166A-19.24 (remote meetings during declaration of emergency) to do the following:
    (1) Establish the presumption that remote meetings held pursuant to this statute are open to the public if the statute is complied with;
    (2) Permit public bodies to amend meeting notices to provide the public the means to access a remote meeting when a member of the public body decides to attend remotely;
    (3) Require that amended notices for a remote meeting be issued at least 6 hours prior to the meeting and be distributed and posted in accordance with notice requirements for non-regular meetings set forth in GS 143-318.12;
    (4) Change the period for submission of written public comment for a public hearing during a remote meeting to the time between publication of the meeting notice and 24 hours before the scheduled start of the meeting; and
    (5) Make a technical change.
    Effective July 1, 2021, and applies to meetings held on or after that date.


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