Physically Present to Vote Bill Clears House

Posted on May 28, 2015 by nbrown

HB 4182 (Rep. Price, R – Holland) passed out of the full house 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.

The bill now moves onto the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee for consideration.

Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use and municipal services issues.  She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0305.

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