Posted on February 15, 2012 at 12:00PM

Open Meeting Law Advisory Commission
Notice of Meeting

Meeting Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 3:00PM
Location: One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor, Room 1, Boston, MA

Listing of Topics

  1. Open meeting (Chair)
  2. Review and approval of draft minutes from December 1, 2011
  3. Report from the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government, regarding the Open Meeting Law and the activities of the Division of Open Government
    1. Division of Open Government statistical update
    2. Update on trainings conducted by the Division of Open Government
    3. Top 5 questions received by the Division of Open Government since the last Commission meeting
    4. Update on the Division of Open Government’s efforts to use its website to post additional training materials
  4. Status of bills pertaining to the Open Meeting Law currently pending in the Legislature
    1. H. 1734: An Act Relative to the Open Meeting Law
    2. H. 830: An Act Amending the Open Meeting Law
    3. H. 848: An Act to Include the Legislature in the Open Meeting Law
    4. H. 2594: An Act Relative to Open Meetings
    5. S. 1627: An Act Relative to the Accountability of the Governor's Council
    6. H. 3037: An Act Relative to the Open Meeting Law
    7. S. 569: An Act Relative to the Rights of Faculty Members at the University of Massachusetts
    8. S. 1625: An Act Relative to Open Meetings
    9. House Docket 04135: An Act to Enhance Technology in Civic Engagement
  1. Discussion on public comments received by the Division of Open Government in response to the amendment to 940 CMR 29.02 – the definition of “Knowing or Knowingly”
  2. Discussion on the implementation of remote participation by public bodies
  3. Discussion on the use of electronic devices, such as iPads, text messaging, and web chat during open meetings
  4. Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
  5. Scheduling next meeting
  6. Adjourn

If any member of the public wishing to attend this meeting seeks special accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Philip Mantyla at 617-963-2055, or at Philip.Mantyla@state.ma.us.