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SB661 SD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.
Report Title: Sunshine Law; Interactive Conference Technology; Remote Meetings
Description: Allows boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the Sunshine Law in conjunction with in-person meetings, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for both remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing during states of emergency caused by contagious diseases. Effective 12/31/2050. (SD1)
Companion:  HB503
Package: None
Current Referral: GVO, JDC
Introducer(s): KEITH-AGARAN, INOUYE, KEOHOKALOLE, WAKAI

Sort by Date Status Text
1/22/2021SIntroduced.
1/25/2021SPassed First Reading.
1/27/2021SReferred to GVO, JDC.
2/12/2021SThe committee(s) on GVO has scheduled a public hearing on 02-16-21 3:05PM; CR 016 & Videoconference.
2/16/2021SThe committee(s) on GVO recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in GVO were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Moriwaki, Dela Cruz, Chang, Gabbard, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/19/2021SReported from GVO (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 549) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC.
2/19/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB661 SD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
GVO 2/16/21 3:05P
CR 016 & Videoconference
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