Bill Summaries: H812 CLARIFY REMOTE MEETINGS DURING EMERGENCIES.

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  • 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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