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H 3192 - Requires an agenda for meetings of a public body

Tracking Level: Priority
Sponsor: Weston Newton (R)
Last Action: 2/18/2015 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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02.10.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments added an emergency finding requirement in order to add an item at the time of a meeting and specifies that the requirement only applies when adding an action item.
02.04.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments remove the “irreparable harm” language and allows an agenda to be amended by a 2/3 vote at the beginning of the meeting.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an agenda for all meetings of a public body and requires 2/3 of the members of the body present and voting to add an item to the agenda after the meeting begins. The bill also requires that members make a finding that irreparable harm will come to the public if the item is not added after the meeting begins.

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H 3192 General Bill, By Newton, Cole, Anderson, Bales, G.A. Brown, R.L. Brown, Finlay, Felder, Funderburk, Hart, Knight, Lucas, Murphy, Norman, Norrell, Pope, Putnam, Rivers, Southard, Spires, Tallon, Taylor, Wells, Williams, Willis, Long, Douglas, Henderson, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, McCoy, Clary, M.S. McLeod and Thayer
Similar (S 0011)
Summary: Notice of meetings for public bodies
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS OF PUBLIC MEETINGS, SO AS TO REQUIRE AN AGENDA FOR THE MEETINGS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH ITEMS MAY BE ADDED TO THE AGENDA.
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12/18/14House Prefiled
12/18/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 143)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 143)
01/21/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer
02/11/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 60)
02/17/15House Amended (House Journal-page 9)
02/17/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 9)
02/17/15House Roll call Yeas-109 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 13)
02/18/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10)
02/18/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
02/18/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 7)



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