Bill Summary for H 445 (2023-2024)

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Mar 22 2023

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 445 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Intro. by Winslow, Watford, Moss, Cairns.

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Bill summary

As title indicates, amends GS 143-318.11 (Closed sessions) to require a chair of a public body to inform the body after adopting a motion to enter into closed session and prior to entering closed session that all discussion during the closed session is limited to the permissible purpose(s) cited in the motion to go into closed session. Requires the chair to make a certification that the issues discussed in the closed session were limited to the permissible purpose(s) when coming out of closed session, which must be written and signed so that it can be included in the minutes of the meeting. Makes a corresponding change to GS 143-318.10(e) to include the certification along with the minutes as public records under that section.

Effective October 1, 2023, and applies to meetings held on or after that date.