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HB503 HD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.
Report Title: Sunshine Law; Interactive Conference Technology; Remote Meetings
Description: Allows boards to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the sunshine law in conjunction with in-person meetings, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings. Establishes a new notice requirement to provide the board's contact information for the submission of written testimony by electronic or postal mail. Amends existing option to hold in-person meetings at multiple public meeting sites connected by interactive conference technology to require termination of meeting only if audio communication is lost and cannot be reestablished within an hour and the board had not provided reasonable notice of how the meeting would be continued. Allows for additional courtesy sites open to the public for remote and in-person meetings held by interactive conference technology. Allows for contact tracing and social distancing during states of emergency caused by contagious diseases. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)
Companion:  SB661
Package: None
Current Referral: PDP, JHA, FIN
Introducer(s): HASHIMOTO, GATES, HASHEM, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, NAKAMURA, OHNO, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAM, TARNAS, YAMASHITA

Sort by Date Status Text
1/22/2021HPending introduction.
1/25/2021HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2021HReferred to PDP, JHA, FIN, referral sheet 1
1/29/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by PDP on Tuesday, 02-02-21 9:45AM in House conference room Via Videoconference.
2/2/2021HThe committees on PDP recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Ichiyama, Eli, Cullen, McKelvey, Mizuno, Wildberger, Woodson, Yamashita, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none.
2/12/2021HReported from PDP (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 210) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to JHA.
2/12/2021HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on JHA with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Eli, Gates, Hashimoto excused (3).

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB503 HD1






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
PDP 2/02/21 9:45A
Via Videoconference
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