Florida League of Cities

Governing Body Meetings (Support) – Failed

HB 157 (Caruso) and CS/SB 894 (Bradley) allow local governments to meet and conduct official business via teleconferencing or other technological means, no more than two times per calendar year, as long as the meetings meet all of the requirements for public notice, public access and public participation. The bills do specify that meetings that include formal action on ordinances or are quasi-judicial hearings may not be conducted via teleconferencing or other technological means. CS/SB 894 was amended to provide that these provisions would be suspended for the first 60 days of a declared emergency. (Wagoner)