Mass. AG issues emergency Open Meeting Law regulation

From WickedLocal:

BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office has issued an emergency regulation that clarifies the Open Meeting Law regulations that explain how authorities can restrict the use of remote participation by members of public bodies.

“Through questions asked of our office, we realized that there is currently considerable confusion about who may impose additional restrictions on public bodies’ use of remote participation, and what form those restrictions may take,” said Coakley. “Many communities are still considering whether and how to adopt the practice of remote participation, so we felt it was important to clarify this aspect of the law immediately."