Governor Extends Suspension of OMA Physical Quorum Requirement
Date PostedJune 3, 2020
The governor is expected to sign Senate Bill 2135, which would allow public bodies to meet remotely when the governor has issued a disaster declaration related to public health concerns, provided a number of other specific conditions are also met to ensure a remote meeting is in fact needed and that the members of the public body and members of the public can access and hear the entire meeting.
After SB 2135 is signed, IASB will update relevant sample board policies through its Policy Reference Education Subscription Service (PRESS) to reflect the new requirements. Association members with general questions about the Open Meetings Act may contact IASB’s Office of General Counsel for additional information.