HB0331 (CH0612)

2013 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Open Meetings Act - Violations and Penalties

Sponsored by:

Delegate Morhaim

Status:

Approved by the Governor - Chapter 612


Synopsis:Requiring that a public body take specified actions if the State Open Meetings Law Compliance Board determines that a violation of the Open Meetings Act has occurred; providing that compliance with specified provisions of the Act is not an admission to a specified violation and may not be used as evidence in a specified proceeding; repealing a prohibition on the introduction of opinions issued by the Board as evidence in specified proceedings; increasing the penalties for violations of the Open Meetings Act; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Morhaim, Barve, Bromwell, Costa, Hubbard, James, Kach, K. Kelly, Kipke, Lafferty, McMillan, W. Miller, Mizeur, O'Donnell, Pena-Melnyk, Smigiel, Stein, Tarrant, V. Turner, Hammen, Pendergrass, Cullison, Donoghue, Elliott, Frank, A. Kelly, Krebs, McDonough, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Ready, and Reznik
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0826
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Committee(s):
Health and Government Operations  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):State Government - Regulations and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Evidence
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Public Information
Signatures
Statutes:Article - State Government
(10-502.5, 10-510, 10-511)

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October 29, 2013 9:20 P.M.