One at One: Telephonic Special Meetings & OPRA

Posted June 1, 2020

  • One at One: Telephonic Special Meetings & OPRA

Today’s Issue:

Under the Open Public Meetings Act, is a public body permitted to hold a special meeting telephonically?

Answer:

Yes. Provided that the public body is in compliance with the 48 hours adequate notice requirement for a special meeting, pursuant to Executive Order 107, Department of Community Affairs guidelines, and A3850/S2294, P.L. 2020, c.11, supplementing the Open Public Meetings Act, public bodies are permitted to conduct special meetings telephonically.

Resources:

https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/AL20/11_.PDF

N.J.S.A. 10:4-8(d)

https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf

 

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