Archives for July 2014

Changes to the Open Meeting Law

Act 143 from the 2013-2014 session of the Vermont legislature creates changes to the Open Meeting Law effective on July 1, 2014. Some of the key changes clarify when public bodies can enter into executive session to have private discussions, provide details on how to conduct meetings … [Read more...]

United States Supreme Court Issues Decision on Legislative Prayer

In its recent decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, 572 U.S. __ (2014), the United States Supreme Court, reversing a decision of the Second Circuit of Appeals, held that the practice of the Town of Greece, New York, of opening meetings of its local legislative body with a prayer offered by members … [Read more...]