Freedom of Information Act; allows public bodies to meet by electronic communication without quorum. (SB1271)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Freedom of Information Act; electronic communication meetings. Eliminates the requirement that a quorum of a state public body be physically assembled in one primary location in order for the public body to conduct a meeting through electronic communications means (i.e., teleconference). Instead of the quorum, the bill provides that at least two members of the public body be physically assembled at one location. The remainder of the members may teleconference. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072862844
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2007Assigned GL&T sub: #1
02/06/2007Left in General Laws and Technology
02/06/2007Letter sent to FOIA Council


Frosty Landon writes:

This bill was sent to the FOI Advisory Council for further study.