Massachusetts: Attorney General Launches Open Meeting Law Determination Lookup Database
From the Massachusetts AG’s Office:
In an effort to provide greater transparency and access to the office’s decisions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today that all of the Division of Open Government’s Open Meeting Law (OML) determinations will now be available through an interactive online database.
The Open Meeting Law Determination Lookup is a new feature on the AG’s website and is part of a comprehensive effort by the AG’s Office to provide more online access to information about the OML for members of public bodies, government employees and the public. The database contains all OML determinations issued since July 1, 2010, the date on which the Attorney General’s Office assumed responsibility for enforcement of the OML with respect to local, regional, district, county and state public bodies. Determinations are organized by year and decision date, with the most recent decisions appearing at the top. Users can also search the determinations for a specific public body that was the subject of an Open Meeting Law complaint, as well as by action ordered by the Attorney General, by key word, and by other criteria.
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