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– Meetings, notices, posting
SENATE BILL NO. 1297
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MEETINGS - NOTICES - Amends existing law to provide that all state and
local governmental meeting notices which include time and place changes
shall be posted on the outside of the original meeting place in a
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1297
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO NOTICE OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS; AMENDING SECTION
3 67-2343, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL MEETING NOTICES INCLUDING TIME
4 OR PLACE CHANGES SHALL BE POSTED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ORIGINAL MEETING
5 PLACE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 67-2343, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 67-2343. NOTICE OF MEETINGS. (1) Regular meetings. No less than a five
10 (5) calendar day meeting notice shall be given unless otherwise provided by
11 statute. Provided however, that any public agency that holds meetings at regu-
12 lar intervals of at least once per calendar month scheduled in advance over
13 the course of the year may satisfy this meeting notice by giving meeting
14 notices at least once each year of its regular meeting schedule. A forty-eight
15 (48) hour agenda notice shall be required in advance of each regular meeting,
16 however, additional agenda items may be added after completion of the agenda
17 up to and including the hour of the meeting, provided that a good faith effort
18 is made to include in the notice all agenda items known at the time to be
19 probable items of discussion. The notice requirement for meetings and agendas
20 shall be satisfied by posting such notices and agendas in a prominent place at
21 the principal office of the public agency, or if no such office exists, at the
22 building where the meeting is to be held.
23 (2) Special meetings. No special meeting shall be held without at least a
24 twenty-four (24) hour meeting and agenda notice, unless an emergency exists.
25 An emergency is a situation involving injury or damage to persons or property,
26 or immediate financial loss, or the likelihood of such injury, damage or loss,
27 when the notice requirements of this section would make such notice impracti-
28 cable, or increase the likelihood or severity of such injury, damage or loss,
29 and the reason for the emergency is stated at the outset of the meeting. The
30 notice required under this section shall include at a minimum the meeting
31 date, time, place and name of the public agency calling for the meeting. The
32 secretary or other designee of each public agency shall maintain a list of the
33 news media requesting notification of meetings and shall make a good faith
34 effort to provide advance notification to them of the time and place of each
36 (3) Executive sessions. If an executive session only will be held, a
37 twenty-four (24) hour meeting and agenda notice shall be given according to
38 the notice provisions stated in subsection (2) of this section and shall state
39 the reason and the specific provision of law authorizing the executive ses-
41 (4) Meeting notices placement. All meeting notices, including time or
42 place changes, shall be posted on the outside of the original meeting place in
43 a conspicuous place.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Amends 67-2343, Idaho Code, to provide that all meeting notices,
including time or place changes, shall be posted on the outside
of the original meeting place in a conspicuous place.
The fiscal impact would be insignificant.
Name: Roger Falen
516 N. Laurel
Genesee, Idaho 83832
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1297