Originally Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Open Meeting Law Advisory Commission

Notice of Meeting

Meeting Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Time: 2:00PM

Location: 100 Cambridge Street, Room A of the Leverett Saltonstall Building, Boston, MA

Boston, MA 02108

Listing of Topics

1. Welcome

2. Introductions, welcoming new Commission member - Representative Jennifer Benson

3. Review and approval of draft minutes from March 8, 2017

4.Status of bills pertaining to the Open Meeting Law filed in the Legislature

      1. H.899: An Act to establish transparency with respect to government surveillance (Representative Jay Livingston)
      2. H.1669: An Act Relative to the Open Meeting Law (Representative Bradford Hill)
      3. H.1687: An Act relative to social gatherings of elected officials (Representative Paul McMurtry)
      4. H.1704: An Act to permit enhanced public access to deliberations of public bodies and to permit improved efficiency of public bodies (Representative Jeffrey Roy)
      5. H.2414: An Act relative to the publication of notice requirements (Representative Jennifer Benson)
      6. H.2675: An Act relative to transparency in the MBTA Retirement Fund (Representatives Shaunna O’Connell and Geoff Diehl)
      7. H.3355: An Act relative to the open meeting law (Representative Antonio Cabral)
      8. H.3374: An Act to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the open meeting law (Representative Peter Kocot)
      9. S.1767: An Act relative to the accountability of the Governor’s Council (Senator Bruce Tarr)

5. Update from the Division of Open Government, regarding Open Meeting Law Complaints, Inquiries, and Training

6. Attorney General’s Proposed Amendments to 940 CMR 29.00-29.10

    1. Public Hearing on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 3:00PM-5:00PM in Suites C and D of the Leverett Saltonstall Building at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA
    2. Request for Comment through Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 5:00PM

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 Kadie Maher at 617-963-2451, or at OpenMeeting@State.MA.US.

Note that photo identification is required to access this building.