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Introduced Version Senate Bill 555 History

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Senate Bill No. 555

(By Senator Unger)

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[Introduced March 15, 2005; referred to the Committee

on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §6-9A-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to boards and commissions; and providing that governing bodies of public agencies need not have a second to a motion if the governing body has seven or less members.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §6-9A-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 9A. OPEN GOVERNMENTAL PROCEEDINGS.
§6-9A-5. Minutes.

Each governing body shall provide for the preparation of written minutes of all of its meetings. Subject to the exceptions set forth in section four of this article, minutes of all meetings except minutes of executive sessions, if any are taken, shall be available to the public within a reasonable time after the meeting and shall include, at least, the following information:
(1) The date, time and place of the meeting;
(2) The name of each member of the governing body present and absent;
(3) All motions, proposals, resolutions, orders, ordinances and measures proposed, the name of the person proposing the same and their disposition: Provided, That a governing body with membership of seven or less is not required to have a second to a motion presented to the board; and
(4) The results of all votes and, upon the request of a member, pursuant to the rules, policies or procedures of the governing board for recording roll call votes, the vote of each member, by name.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
provide that governing bodies of public agencies need not have a second to a motion if the governing body has seven or less members.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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