Bill Summary for H 870 (2013-2014)

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Apr 15 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 870 (Local) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2013
AN ACT TO DECREASE THE DUPLIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF DUPLIN COUNTY TO A FIVE-MEMBER BOARD, TO ESTABLISH REVISED DISTRICTS FOR THOSE BOARDS, AND TO CONFIRM THAT REDISTRICTING REQUIREMENTS FOLLOWING EACH FEDERAL CENSUS APPLY TO THOSE BOARDS.
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Amends GS 143-318.10(e), establishing that in addition to the requirements of GS 143-318.10(f), when a public body meets in closed session, it will keep a general account of the closed session so that a person not in attendance would have a reasonable understanding of what transpired.

Enacts GS 143-318.10(f), providing that all closed sessions held by a public body will be recorded by either recording the audio only or audio and video. Recordings that become eligible for public inspection must be retained for at least two years from the date of the public release of the recording. Provides that the obligation to record a closed session meeting, as described above, does not apply to a closed session or a portion of a session that is closed pursuant to GS 143-318.11(a)(6).

This act becomes effective October 1, 2013. Public bodies using sound or video and sound recording pursuant to GS 143-318.10(e) before October 1, 2013, must use those or similar resources to record closed sessions held on or after October 1, 2013.  Public bodies not using sound or video and sound recording pursuant to GS 143-318.10(e) before October 1, 2013, must begin using sound or video and sound recordings for closed sessions no later than July 1, 2014.

 

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