§421J-5  Meetings of the board of directors; committee or subcommittee.  (a)  All meetings of the board of directors, other than executive sessions, shall be open to all members to provide input on the matters being discussed.  Members who are not on the board of directors may participate in any deliberation or discussion, other than during executive sessions, unless a majority of a quorum of the board of directors votes otherwise.

     (b)  The board of directors shall meet at least once each year.

     (c)  The board of directors, with the approval of a majority of a quorum of its members, may adjourn any meeting and reconvene in executive session to discuss and vote upon matters concerning personnel, litigation in which the association is or may become involved, or as may be necessary to protect the attorney-client privilege of the association.  The general nature of any business to be considered in executive session shall be first announced in the regular session.

     (d)  No board member shall vote by proxy at board meetings.

     (e)  A director who has a conflict of interest on any issue before the board shall disclose the nature of the conflict of interest prior to a vote on that issue at the board meeting, and the minutes of the meeting shall record the fact that a disclosure was made.

     (f)  The board may appoint committees or subcommittees to review and consider any specific matters, and may alter or eliminate the committees or subcommittees; provided that the board in the minutes of the meeting at which the action was taken to appoint the committee or subcommittee shall:

     (1)  Report that the committee or subcommittee was appointed;

     (2)  Identify the members of the committee or subcommittee; and

     (3)  Describe the matter that the committee or subcommittee is to review and consider.

     (g)  Minutes of the meetings of the board of directors shall include the recorded vote of each board member present on all motions except motions voted upon in executive session. [L 1997, c 132, pt of §1; am L 2006, c 312, §2; am L 2008, c 191, §1]