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Friday, April 10, 2009

Missouri bill would strengthen Sunshine Law

A Sunshine Law bill was approved by the Missouri House Rules Committee, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. It would increase public notice from 24 hours to five days in advance of certain fee or tax issues being considered or voted on. General information about the content closed meetings would have to be released, and governmental bodies would have to "reveal a settlement agreement at the next open meeting after it is approved."

The Sunshine law in Missouri would be strengthened under House Bill 316, which was approved by the House Rules Committee yesterday, 11-0.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Tim Jones (R-Eureka), would:

–Require governmental bodies to include information about the general discussions that occur during closed meetings.

More here.

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