SD Senate requires visible notice of public meetingsPIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure requiring local governments to post notices of public meetings in visible places.
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure requiring local governments to post notices of public meetings in visible places.
State law now requires a local government to post a public notice at its office at least 24 hours before a meeting is held. But some have posted those meeting notices inside their office buildings so the notices are not visible when those offices are closed.
The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to require that such public notices be posted in places accessible to the public. Sen. Ried Holien of Watertown says such notices could be placed on outside doors or windows so people can see them after an office closes for the day or weekend.
The House now will consider a change the Senate made in the bill.