September 13, 2022 Return to In-Person Public Meetings
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
September 12, 2022 and that the authority to conduct remote public meetings continued through that date. The Governor has not continued the emergency beyond September 12.
As a result, effective today, public bodies are no longer authorized to conduct remote public meetings from locations that are not open to the public (unless the public body complies with the new videoconferencing rules).
Members of a public body may participate in a public meeting:
• in-person at a location that is open to the public;
• by videoconference at a location that is open to the public, provided that the meeting notice includes: (a) a statement that videoconferencing will be used; (b) the videoconference location(s); and (c) a statement that the public can attend the meeting at any location; or
• by videoconference from a location that is not open to the public due to an “extraordinary circumstance” if the public body has complied with the requirements set forth in our June 2, 2022 client memorandum.
If you have any questions regarding public meetings or the new rules authorizing videoconferencing from a private location due to an “extraordinary circumstance,” 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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