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House Bill 5335 Amends the Open Meetings Act to Clarify the Act's Prohibition of Video or Teleconferencing Technology Use

May 29, 2014

House Bill 5335 will amend the Open Meetings Act ("OMA") to clarify that members of public bodies must be physically present to vote on an issue before the body. The legislation is aimed at preventing members from voting using video or teleconferencing technology.

HB 5335 is currently under consideration in the House Committee on Oversight, Reform and Ethics chaired by Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) and is scheduled for a vote in committee on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. If passed, HB 5335 will be sent to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above information, please contact your Clark Hill municipal attorney.