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2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/18/2019 03:16pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to Open Meeting Law; modifying requirements for attendance by interactive
television; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13D.02, subdivisions 1, 2,
by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13D.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Conditions.

new text begin(a) new text endA meeting governed by section 13D.01, subdivisions 1,
2, 4, and 5
, and this section may be conducted by interactive television so long as:

(1) all members of the body participating in the meeting, wherever their physical location,
can hear and see one another and can hear and see all discussion and testimony presented
at any location at which at least one member is present;

(2) members of the public present at the regular meeting location of the body can hear
and see all discussion and testimony and all votes of members of the body;

(3) at least one member of the body is physically present at the regular meeting location;
and

(4) each location at which a member of the body is present is open and accessible to the
public.

new text begin (b) A meeting satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a), although a member of the
public body participates from a location that is not open or accessible to the public if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the member is serving in the military and is at a required drill, deployed, or on active
duty; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the member has not participated more than three times in a calendar year from a
location that is not open or accessible to the public.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13D.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Members are present for quorum, participation.

Each member of a body
participating in a meeting by deleted text beginelectronic meansdeleted text end new text begininteractive television new text endis considered present
at the meeting for purposes of determining a quorum and participating in all proceedings.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 13D.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Record. new text end

new text begin The minutes for a meeting conducted under this section must reflect
the names of any members appearing by interactive television and state the reason or reasons
for the appearance by interactive television.
new text end