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CS/CS/SB 730 — Municipal Governing Body Meetings

by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; Community Affairs Committee; and Senator Galvano

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Community Affairs Committee (CA)

The bill authorizes the governing body of a municipality to hold a joint meeting outside its borders with the governing body of the county where the municipality is located when there are matters of mutual interest between the two bodies. The governing body of a municipality may also meet in another municipality to discuss or act upon matters of mutual interest. The time and place of the meetings must be prescribed by ordinance or resolution.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 115-0