2023 – Senate Bill 143 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review), State Government: Teleconference and Bagley Keene Act (Chaptered)
Is a general government budget trailer bill to the Budget Act of 2023 that makes changes to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. The bill authorizes State bodies to hold public meetings, subject to specified notice and accessibility requirements, through teleconferencing and making public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to the public, as specified. The bill provides that a State body need not make available any physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment. These Bagley-Keene provisions sunset on December 31, 2023.