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.
Bill H 812 (2021)Summary date: Jun 16 2021 - More information
Bill H 812 (2021-2022)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.
© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.