Originally posted on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Open Meeting Law Advisory Commission

Notice of Meeting

Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Time: 1:30PM

Location: 100 Cambridge Street, Room 2C of the Leverett Saltonstall Building, Boston, MA 02114

Listing of Topics

  1. Election of Commission Chair
  2. Review and approval of draft minutes from July 7, 2015
  3. Introduction of new Director of the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government – Jonathan Sclarsic
  4. Annual report from the Division of Open Government, regarding the Open Meeting Law and the activities of the Division of Open Government
  5. Discussion of the Commission’s Role – “The commission shall review issues relative to the open meeting law and shall submit to the attorney general recommendations for changes to the regulations, trainings, and educational initiatives relative to the open meeting law as it deems necessary and appropriate.” G.L. c. 30A, § 19(c)
  6. Discussion of Commission Policies Regarding Its Own Records
    1. Records retention
    2. Public records requests
    3. Election of Secretary
  7. Correspondence received
    1. July 15, 2015 letter from Pioneer Institute to Commission
    2. August 2, 2016 letter from Peter Golrick to Commission
  8. Status of bills pertaining to the Open Meeting Law filed in the Legislature
    1. H.2715: An Act to improve the Open Meeting Law
    2. H.2753: An Act relative to the Open Meeting Law
    3. H.2774: An Act to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the Open Meeting Law
    4. H.2775: An Act updating the Open Meeting Law
    5. H.2816: An Act to permit enhanced public access to deliberations of public bodies and to permit improved efficiency of public bodies
    6. H.3304: An Act relative to the Open Meeting Law
  9. Public comment
  10. Items not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
  11. Schedule next meeting; Discuss meeting schedule (quarterly meetings vs. semi-annually)
  12. 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 Bongani T. Jeranyama at 617-963-2090, or at OpenMeeting@State.MA.US

Note that photo identification is required to access this building.