Michigan Legislative Consultants

Legislation Seeks to Strengthen Open Meetings Act

Oct 05, 2018

Representative Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced legislation creating additional Open Meetings Act parameters. The bill provides for injunctive relief if a public body is not in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. Under the proposal, an individual who brings forth a civil action due to an alleged lack of compliance would be awarded court costs and […]

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Testimony Presented on Open Meetings Act Reform

Nov 10, 2017

This week, Representative Martin Howrylak (R- Troy) testified in the House Law and Justice Committee in support of his legislation increasing government transparency and enforcing the Open Meetings Act (OMA).  If enacted, his bill would clarify that OMA violations can be in the past or ongoing when a citizen files a civil action against a […]

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