April 15, 2022 Extension of Authority to Hold Remote Meetings
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
In our March 16, 2022 client memorandum, we advised that the authority to conduct remote public meetings would continue through April 15, 2022. A recent amendment to the Open Meetings Law continues the current procedures for holding remote public meetings through June 8, 2022.
These procedures, which first went into effect at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorize public bodies to hold meetings remotely or by conference call or similar service without providing the public with in-person access if the public can view or listen to the meeting and if the meeting is recorded and later transcribed.
From now through June 8, 2022, public bodies can continue to follow the above-described procedures for remote meetings. Commencing on June 9, 2022, new procedures for the use of videoconferencing will take effect. We will provide you with a detailed outline of those new procedures in a separate memorandum.
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Crocker, Lauren Schnitzer or one of our other attorneys by calling (631) 694-2300.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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