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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
15 Articles found | Open Meeting Law
December 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
Joint powers entities occasionally include provisions in their formation or operational documents that conflict with the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13D. In this case, the Minnesota Open Meeting Law supersedes the joint powers agreement or bylaws.
December 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
Sessions designed to build trust, communication, collaboration and the like among members of a governing board are like training for boards, according to an advisory opinion from the commissioner of the Department of Administration, when considering whether the sessions are subject to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law.
September 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
Following a six -day trial this spring, a Carver County District Court judge determined four current Victoria City Council members committed a combined total of 38 intentional violations of the Minnesota Open Meeting Law and ordered $7,800 in personal fines. This case serves as a good reminder for all public officials of the scope of the Open Meeting Law and the responsibility it places upon them. It also highlights penalties that can result from violations of the Open Meeting Law and the high costs for defending these suits—more than $260,000 in legal defense costs.
December 2015 | Article | Uploaded in:
Answers to common questions about recording board meetings in regards to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Questions include issues related to recording closed meetings, retention length of recordings of closed meetings, release of recordings.
June 2015 | Article | Uploaded in:
Explains how the Open Meeting Law for committees whose membership consists of less than a quorum of the board.