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Open Meeting Notices Filings
The Office of the Secretary of State no longer accepts filings of where public meetings notices will be posted by public bodies under A.R.S. ยง 38-431.02 (HB 2209, 49th Legislature, Second Regular Session, Ch. 88).

The Public ~ Public Meeting Notice Availability

State Agencies, Boards and Commissions
Public meeting notices will be posted on an agency's website. To find an agency, use the state directory.

Public meeting notices may also be posted on the Department of Administration's website.

Counties
Public meeting notices will be posted on each county website. To find a county, use the county directory.

Cities and Towns
Meeting notices are linked from the League of Arizona Cities and Towns website.

Public Bodies ~ New requirements effective July 29, 2010
Public bodies are required to maintain a Notice of Public Meeting section on their website for future posting of notices. This area will list the physical and electronic locations of Notices of Public Meetings. The intent is this section will create transparency in government notices so the public will know where each is posted, even if no public meetings are scheduled.

When a notice of public meeting is released by a public body, the notice shall be publicized on this area of their website. As with any public record, public bodies are required to maintain and archive all public meeting notices per their records retention schedule.

The law does not prevent public bodies from posting open meeting notices in other locations if desired and public bodies are encouraged to do so. For example, public bodies may still post a paper version of the open meeting law in their main lobby and/or post the notice on the Department of Administration's website. Remember, if public bodies posts notices elsewhere, they should also include the other physical and electronic locations on the "Notice of Public Meeting" section of their website.

If a public body does not have a website they are still required to post open meeting notices. Review Chapter 88 for more information.

 

Archive of Notices of Public Meetings


2010 ~ Secretary of State - Notice of Public Meetings

October 2010

Oct. 27, 2010

Public Meeting - [Link to Agenda]
Public Services Division, Rules on Rulemaking - [Link to Proposed Rules]
Updates to forms are to comply with laws passed in July to include Laws 2010, Ch. 287 (H.B. 2260) and Laws 2010, Ch. 88 (H.B. 2209, § 3). Oral and written comments are being accepted at the Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Oral Proceeding Scheduled
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Place: 7th Floor, State Capitol Executive Tower
1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix

June 2010

June 25, 2010

Public Meeting
Vote Count Verification Committee

Date: Friday, June 25, 2010
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: 7th Floor, State Capitol Executive Tower
1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix
Agenda