STATE GOVERNMENT Open and Public Meetings: Require that an Agency Holding a Meeting Make Available an Agenda of All Matters Expected to Be Discussed; Require the Agency to Post and Distribute its Agenda; Require the Chairperson of a Closed Meeting to Execute and File with the Minutes a Notarized Affidavit Stating Why the Meeting was Closed

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Vol: 16, Issue: 1

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Georgia State University Law Review
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The Act requires state agencies to make their meeting agendas available to the public. The agencies must post and distribute their meeting agendas. If an agency meeting is closed to the public, the chairperson or the person presiding over the meeting must file a notarized affidavit stating that the closed meeting or portion of the meeting concerns matters within the exceptions followed for closed meetings. The affidavit must identify the specific relevant exception. The Act also redefines "meeting" to include a gathering at which any public matter is discussed or presented.