(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is spearheading a special training seminar in Dodge City on July 17th that will focus on the state’s Open Meeting and Open Records law. The Dodge City Open Meeting law seminar is one of five training sessions being sponsored by the Attorney General’s office this in July. The Dodge City session will take place at Dodge City Community College on Tuesday, July 17th, from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) and the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) dictate what meetings and records are open to the public. Schmidt says the open meeting law applies to all political and taxing subdivisions in the state. Schmidt says the law requires that all government meetings held by policy makers, outside of Executive Sessions, must be open to the public. An Executive Session may only take place once an open meeting is convened. Additionally, notices of meetings must be provided to anyone who request it. The law does not address or require agendas.
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