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2020 Senate Bill 1108: Public meetings during state of emergency

Public Act 228 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Lana Theis (R) on September 15, 2020
To permit and establish rules for a public body to hold meetings electronically, with members and votes considered to have met the usual requirements, and a requirement that members of the public be allowed to participate by phone or electronically. The bill would also require public bodies to accommodate the participation of a member who is absent due to a medical condition or a statewide or locally declared state of emergency.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on September 15, 2020
Reported in the Senate on October 7, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on October 8, 2020
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 8, 2020
Received in the House on October 13, 2020
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 13, 2020
Reported in the House on October 13, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on October 13, 2020
To add additional conditions and requirements to provisions permitting the remote attendance of an absent member of a public body.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 13, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Koleszar (D) on October 13, 2020
To extend the bill's provisions to April of 2021.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 13, 2020
Received in the Senate on October 13, 2020
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 16, 2020

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