HB 2583

House Bill (HB) 2583: open meetings; audiovisual recordings

Sponsor: Representative Stevens

Summary: HB 2583 would require every meeting of a public body to be recording using audiovisual equipment and posted online within twenty-four hours of the meeting.

League Position: OPPOSE - The League opposes this bill because it would be require cities and towns to record every council, board and commission using expensive equipment that many cities do not currently have.


2/8/2016: HB2583 passed the House Government and Higher Education Committee by a vote of 5-3. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

2/25/2016: HB2583 failed the House COW by a division vote of 23-36. Representative Stevens moved that the bill be reconsidered by the Committee of the Whole on 2/29.

2/29/2016: HB2583 passed the House COW.

2/29/2016: HB2583 failed the House Third Read by a vote of 28-31.