S.D. proposal would apply transparency to committees of government bodies

From argusleader.com:

An open-government bill was restored to something close to its original intent Monday, after being “crippled” by a House committee to keep it alive.
The Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday approved a proposal applying open-meetings law to committees and subcommittees of public bodies such as city councils.
Now, such subcommittees aren’t required to post agendas and admit the public if they don’t contain a quorum of the full body’s members.
As the proposal now stands, it’s narrower than open-government advocates prefer. But David Bordewyk of the South Dakota Newspaper Association and Daugaard adviser Tony Venhuizen, two members of that task force who spoke in favor of the bill Monday, said they could accept it.