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CHAPTER 33--H.F.No. 281

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.

(a) A 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.

(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:

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

(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.

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 electronic means interactive television is 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:

Subd. 6.

Record.

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.

Presented to the governor May 17, 2019

Signed by the governor May 17, 2019, 5:51 p.m.