Requires committee testimony to be made publicly available, with protections for sensitive information
Requires the committee votes of all House, Senate, and Joint committees to be made publicly available online
Subjects the Governor's office to Public Records Law
Subjects the legislature and governor's office to Public Records Law, bringing MA up to standard with the majority of other states
Allows for Senate and House staff to form a union
Under existing OML provisions, the public is permitted to attend meetings of public bodies besides the Legislature, namely all 351 municipal governments.
This bill would extend that democratic privilege to constituents wishing to monitor legislative proceedings of the State House.
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