AG’s Office Revises Open Meetings Tools & Templates

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has updated its online resources that assist local governments in complying with Maryland’s Open Meetings Act. In particular, changes reflect legislation that passed during 2018 Session (HB 695) that allowed a public body to go into closed-session to discuss cybersecurity matters. OAG has also added a template for the closed-session summaries that must be included in the open session minutes. The template may be used as provided or as a checklist to help public bodies comply with the Act’s requirements.

Useful Links

Open Meetings Act Webpage

Revised Compliance Checklist for Running Meetings

Revised Statement for Closing a Meeting

HB 695 of 2018