Enrolled SB 48: Exempting municipal service area boards from the requirements of conducting meetings open to the public when a meeting is administrative or managerial in nature; and amending the definition of "meeting" as it relates to public governmental meetings.
00Enrolled SB 48 01 Exempting municipal service area boards from the requirements of conducting meetings open 02 to the public when a meeting is administrative or managerial in nature; and amending the 03 definition of "meeting" as it relates to public governmental meetings. 04 _______________ 05 * Section 1. AS 44.62.310(d) is amended to read: 06 (d) This section does not apply to 07 (1) a governmental body performing a judicial or quasi-judicial 08 function when holding a meeting solely to make a decision in an adjudicatory 09 proceeding; 10 (2) juries; 11 (3) parole or pardon boards; 12 (4) meetings of a hospital medical staff; 13 (5) meetings of the governmental body or any committee of a hospital 14 when holding a meeting solely to act upon matters of professional qualifications,
01 privileges, or discipline; 02 (6) staff meetings or other gatherings of the employees of a public 03 entity, including meetings of an employee group established by policy of the Board of 04 Regents of the University of Alaska or held while acting in an advisory capacity to the 05 Board of Regents; [OR] 06 (7) meetings held for the purpose of participating in or attending a 07 gathering of a national, state, or regional organization of which the public entity, 08 governmental body, or member of the governmental body is a member, but only if no 09 action is taken and no business of the governmental body is conducted at the 10 meetings; or 11 (8) meetings of municipal service area boards established under 12 AS 29.35.450 - 29.35.490 when meeting solely to act on matters that are 13 administrative or managerial in nature. 14 * Sec. 2. AS 44.62.310(h)(2) is amended to read: 15 (2) "meeting" means a gathering of members of a governmental body 16 when 17 (A) more than three members or a majority of the members, 18 whichever is less, are present, a matter upon which the governmental body is 19 empowered to act is considered by the members collectively, and the 20 governmental body has the authority to establish policies or make decisions for 21 a public entity; or 22 (B) more than three members or a majority of the 23 members, whichever is less, are present, the gathering is prearranged for the 24 purpose of considering a matter upon which the governmental body is 25 empowered to act, and the governmental body has only authority to advise or 26 make recommendations for a public entity but has no authority to establish 27 policies or make decisions for the public entity;