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Physically Present to Vote Bill Passes House Committee

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Dene Westbrook

HB 4182 (Rep. Price, R – Holland) passed out of the House Oversight and Ethics committee this week.  This bill amends the Open Meetings Act and would make it a requirement that an elected member of a public body must be physically present to vote on an issue in order for a meeting to be considered open to the public, unless it is an emergency session, in which case this requirement does not apply.

This is a reintroduction from last session when the bill died in lame duck.

Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use and municipal services issues.  She can be reached at nbrown@mml.org or 517-908-0305.

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