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.

Updates

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.