Bill Text: HI HB481 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating To Informal Meetings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-08 - Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). [HB481 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2021-HB481-Introduced.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

481

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to informal meetings.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 92-2.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:

     "(e)  Two or more members of a board, but less than the number of members which would constitute a quorum for the board, may attend an informational meeting or presentation on matters relating to official board business, including a meeting of another entity, legislative hearing, convention, seminar, or community meeting; provided that the meeting or presentation is open to the public and not specifically and exclusively organized for or directed toward members of the board.  The board members in attendance may participate in discussions, including discussions among themselves; provided that the discussions occur during and as part of the informational meeting or presentation; [and] provided further that no commitment relating to a vote on the matter is made or sought.  Notwithstanding section 92-3.1(b), the limitation on number of attendees shall not apply to members of a county council.

     At the next duly noticed meeting of the board, the board members shall report their attendance and the matters presented and discussed that related to official board business at the informational meeting or presentation."

     SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Exception to Limitation of Attendees at Informal Meetings; Sunshine Laws

 

Description:

Exempts members of a county council from the limitation on the number of members that may attend an informational meeting or presentation on matters relating to official county council business for purposes of permitted interactions.  Clarifies that such meetings shall be meetings that are open to the public.

 

 

 

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