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Open-government law now defines ’emergency’ meeting

From WVGazette: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For years, West Virginia's Open Meetings Act has allowed state agencies, boards and commissions to call emergency meetings on a moment's notice — but until now, it never defined what constitutes an emergency.

That changes with passage of HB2747, which spells out circumstances when emergency meetings may be called.