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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bill to Raise Open Meetings Penalties Moving Along

House Bill 2567 would increase the penalty for an intentional violation of the Open Public Meetings Act from the current $100 to $1000. (By the way, current law provides that these fines must be paid by the guilty party with personal money, not tax money. That would not change under the bill.)

This story by Chris Mulick reports that the question is how much the penalty will be raised, apparently not whether it will be raised.

HB 2567 has many more hurdles to cross so contact your legislator about it to get it over the finish line.