Originally posted June 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Update posted June 12, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Open Meeting Law Advisory Commission
Notice of Meeting

Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 100 Cambridge Street, Room 2B, Boston, MA

Listing of Topics

  1. Open meeting (Chair)
  2. Introduction of new OMLAC member, Maureen Valente
  3. Review and approval of draft minutes from February 13, 2013
  4. 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 status of collective bargaining FAQ
  5. Status of bills pertaining to the Open Meeting Law recently filed in the Legislature
    1. H. 2786An Act To Improve The Open Meeting Law
    2. H. 2843An Act To Exempt The Deliberation Of Public Bodies At Town Meeting From The Open Meeting Law
    3. H. 2908An Act To Enhance Technology In Civic Engagement
    4. H. 2817An Act Relative to the Open Meeting Law
    5. S. 975An Act Further Regulating Town Meeting Notices.
  6. Correspondence received
    1. Technology and the Open Meeting Law
      1. Michael Sandman e-mail - Regarding participation by members of public bodies in online communities
      2. Joanna Baker e-mail - Regarding online public forums
    2. Michelle Bailey e-mail – Regarding consideration of items not listed on a meeting notice and Chair responsibility
    3. George Harris e-mail – Regarding creation of compiled evaluations relating to professional competence and distribution to members of a public body in advance of a meeting, and reconsideration of Attorney General decisions
  7. Public comment
  8. Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
  9. Schedule next meeting
  10. Adjourn

If any member of the public wishing to attend this meeting seeks special accommodations in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, please contact Laurie Zivkovich at 617-963-2090, or at Laurie.Zivkovich@state.ma.us.