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2012 House Bill 5335: Ban local government body “phone-in” voting
Introduced by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on February 1, 2012 To establish that if a member of a public body is allowed to cast a vote on a decision by the body without being physically present, this is a violation of the state Open Meetings Act.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on February 1, 2012
Reported in the House on February 14, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 22, 2012
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on February 22, 2012
Substitute offered in the House on February 22, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 22, 2012
Passed 94 to 11 in the House on February 28, 2012 (same description)
To establish that if a member of a public body is allowed to cast a vote on a decision by the body without being physically present, this is a violation of the state Open Meetings Act.
Received in the Senate on February 29, 2012
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on February 29, 2012

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