2009 Regular Session


File Code: State Government - Agencies, Offices, and Officials
Sponsored By:
Delegates Smigiel, Dwyer, McComas, Shank, and Stull
State Government - Open Meetings Act - Definition of Public Body


Altering the definition of a public body in the context of the Open Meetings Act to include the governing body of a humane society or other entity dedicated to animal control or protection if a county provides funding to the entity and has delegated the authority to carry out animal control or protection to the entity; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 3/4 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Animals -see also- Birds; Turtles
Nonprofit Organizations
Public Information

Bill affects the following Statute:

State Government
( 10-502 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered