HB12-1169 - Open Meetings & Secret Ballot Leadership Elections

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning A Clarification Of The Circumstances Under Which Voting To Elect Leadership Of A Public Body May Be Held By Secret Ballot In Accordance With The State Open Meetings Law.

The bill prohibits a state or local public body from adopting any proposed policy, position, resolution, rule, or regulation or from taking formal action by secret ballot unless otherwise authorized in accordance with the provisions of the state open meetings law. The bill permits a state or local public body to elect the leadership of that same public body by secret ballot but requires the outcome of the vote to be recorded contemporaneously in the minutes of the body. The bill is not to be construed to affect the existing powers of a school board to use a secret ballot.

Latest update: March 24, 2012
03/24/2012 Governor Action - Signed
03/22/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/22/2012 Sent to the Governor
03/21/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/13/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
03/12/2012 Senate Second Reading Passed
03/07/2012 Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/28/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans & Military Affairs
02/27/2012 House Third Reading Passed
02/24/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/21/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/15/2012 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/20/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs