Teleconference voting amendment passes House

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Teleconference voting amendment passes House

A bill streamlining unanimous voting during a teleconference meeting reached the Senate recently.


House Bill 1127, which revises certain provisions regarding official meetings conducted by teleconference, passed the House Local Government committee on a 12-1 vote and the House on a 50-18 vote.


The bill removes the requirement during a teleconference that a roll call vote must be taken and replaces it with the option for a voice vote. In addition, the bill adds a requirement that should a voice vote not be unanimous a roll call vote be taken.


Rep. Tim Reed, the bill’s prime sponsor, told committee members it “streamlines the meeting” and would “save time” for board members.


ASBSD supports the bill.


For updates on the bill and other legislation, check the ASBSD Blog and Bill Tracker page.

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