State-wide enforcement of the Open Meeting Law, for public bodies at all levels of government, is centralized in the Attorney General's Office. To help public bodies understand and comply with the law, the Attorney General created the Division of Open Government.
The Open Meeting Law recognizes that the democratic process depends on the public being aware of how their government works and makes decisions. Therefore, the Open Meeting Law requires that public bodies conduct most of their meetings in public.
The Division of Open Government provides training and guidance, responds to inquiries, investigates complaints, and when necessary, makes findings and takes remedial action to address violations of the law.