Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 2:15 P.M.

Open Meeting Law Advisory Commission

Notice of Meeting

Meeting Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Time: 2:00PM
Location: 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A, Boston, MA

Listing of Topics

  1. Open meeting (Chair)
  2. Review and approval of draft minutes from May 12, 2011 meeting
  3. Report for the Attorney General's Division of Open Government, regarding the Open Meeting Law and activities of the Division of Open Government
  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. 14: An Act Relative to the Reform of the Executive Council
    8. S. 569: An Act Relative to the Rights of Faculty Members at the University of Massachusetts
    9. S. 1625: An Act Relative to Open Meetings
  5. Discussion on the Attorney General's proposed regulations on remote participation
  6. Discussion on internet deliberations
  7. Discussion of the need for the development of a definition and/or standards for intentional and unintentional violations of the Open Meeting Law
  8. Discussion of the staffing levels needed to accomplish the requirements of the Division of Open Government
    1. Proposal to develop a draft letter for the Commission to send to the Attorney General requesting staffing levels needed to accomplish the requirements of the Division
  9. Discussion of what is the Attorney General intention to address issues via determinations vs. through advisory opinions
  10. Public Comment
  11. Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
  12. Scheduling next meeting
    1. Proposal to schedule monthly meetings of the Commission
  13. 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.