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2012 House Bill 5335: Ban local government body “phone-in” voting
  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 94 to 11 in the House on February 28, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on February 29, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on February 29, 2012.

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2012 House Bill 5335 (Ban local government body “phone-in” voting )  by admin on November 1, 2012 
Introduced in the House 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

The vote was 94 in favor, 11 opposed and 3 not voting

(House Roll Call 75 at House Journal 0)

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