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SENATE BILL NO. 1298
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MEETINGS - Amends existing law to provide that a full transcript of a
meeting of a state or local unit of government is not required; to provide
that a recording of the meeting is required; to provide that all recordings
shall be retained for a minimum of three years; and to provide that the
recordings shall be deemed a public record.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1298
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO MINUTES OF GOVERNMENTAL MEETINGS; AMENDING SECTION 67-2344, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF A MEETING IS NOT REQUIRED
4 EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, TO PROVIDE THAT A RECORDING OF THE
5 MEETING IS REQUIRED, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL RECORDINGS SHALL BE RETAINED FOR
6 A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE MEETING, TO PROVIDE THAT
7 SUCH RECORDINGS SHALL BE DEEMED A PUBLIC RECORD AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
10 SECTION 1. That Section 67-2344, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
11 amended to read as follows:
12 67-2344. WRITTEN MINUTES OF MEETINGS. (1) The governing body of a public
13 agency shall provide for the taking of written minutes of all its meetings.
14 Neither a A full transcript nor a recording of the meeting is not required,
15 except as otherwise provided by law. A recording of the meeting is required
16 and all recordings shall be retained for a minimum of three (3) years from the
17 date of the meeting. Such recordings shall be deemed a public record pursuant
18 to chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. All minutes shall be available to the pub-
19 lic within a reasonable time after the meeting, and shall include at least the
20 following information:
21 (a) All members of the governing body present;
22 (b) All motions, resolutions, orders , or ordinances proposed and their
24 (c) The results of all votes, and upon the request of a member, the vote
25 of each member, by name.
26 (2) Minutes of executive sessions shall be limited to a specific refer-
27 ence to the statutory subsection authorizing the executive session and suffi-
28 cient detail to convey the general subject matter but shall not contain infor-
29 mation sufficient to compromise the purpose of going into executive session.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation to amend 67-2344, Idaho Code, to
provide that recordings be required of meetings of public
agencies and that the recordings be retained for three years.
Defines the recordings as public records.
Since most agencies already record public meetings, there
will be some small cost associated with retaining the recordings
for three years.
Name: Roger Falen
516 N. Laurel
Genesee, Idaho 83832
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1298