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HB 1195 (2022)

Require public comment period at all public school board meetings

Summary:

Requires that all open meetings of public bodies have a period designated for public comment, at least fifteen minutes long.

The House amended the bill to more narrowly require school boards to provide a public comment period at the start of each public meeting. Each person must be allowed to speak for at least three minutes, and comments may only be cut off after one hour total.

The Senate further amended the bill to require meetings of school boards and the state board of education to include a public comment period of at least 30 minutes at the start of each meeting. Speakers can be limited in time, so long as the limit is applied equally to everyone.

Bill Sponsor:
Bill Became Law?:
No
Status:
SENATE
Status Detail:
Killed in the House
Public Hearing Date:
04/06/2022 01:00 pm
Public Hearing Location:
LOB Room 101
House Voting Date:
03/10/2022
Senate Voting Date:
05/05/2022
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