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Governor signs bill requiring public agencies to post agendas 24 hours in advance

 


A bill authored by Rep. Brad Hawkins that requires public agencies to post their meeting agendas online at least 24 hours in advance was signed Thursday (March 27) by Gov. Jay Inslee.

House Bill 2105 is part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency in government, said Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee.

“It makes a modest change to the state’s Open Public Meetings Act to require public agencies to post their meeting agendas online at least 24 hours in advance,” Hawkins noted. “Interestingly, the Open Public Meetings Act was first enacted in 1971 and requires public agencies to issue notice of their meetings, such as the date, time, and location, but does not speak to posting meeting...



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