2012 House Bill 5335

Ban local government body “phone-in” voting

Introduced in the House

Feb. 1, 2012

Introduced by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D-18)

To establish that if a member of a public body is allowed to cast a vote on a decision by the body without being physically present, this is a violation of the state Open Meetings Act.

Referred to the Committee on Oversight, Reform, and Ethics

Feb. 14, 2012

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Feb. 22, 2012

Substitute offered

The substitute failed by voice vote

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Feb. 28, 2012

Passed in the House 94 to 11 (details)

Received in the Senate

Feb. 29, 2012

Referred to the Committee on Local Government and Elections