language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to the open meeting law; authorizing meetings by telephone or other electronic means under certain conditions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13D.05, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Any portion of a meeting must be closed if expressly required by other law or if the following types of data are discussed:
(1) data that would identify alleged victims or reporters of criminal sexual conduct, domestic abuse, or maltreatment of minors or vulnerable adults;
(2) active investigative data as defined in section 13.82, subdivision 7, or internal affairs data relating to allegations of law enforcement personnel misconduct collected or created by a state agency, statewide system, or political subdivision; or
(b) A public body shall close one or more meetings for preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an individual subject to its authority. If the members conclude that discipline of any nature may be warranted as a result of those specific charges or allegations, further meetings or hearings relating to those specific charges or allegations held after that conclusion is reached must be open. A meeting must also be open at the request of the individual who is the subject of the meeting.
Presented to the governor May 18, 2007
Signed by the governor May 21, 2007, 3:02 p.m.