Sen. Bev Gard, R-Greenfield, introduced this bill to close serial meetings loophole. The bill also requires any public agency board members, absent General Assembly approval, to attend meetings in person to participate (no more phone conferences). Bill assigned to Senate Governmental Affairs and Interstate Cooperation Committee, chaired by Sen. Marvin Riegsecker, R-Goshen.

Update (4/18/05): Bill was passed in the Senate 49-0. It was assigned to the House Local Government Committee, where it died for lack of a hearing.

For a full version of the bill online, click here.