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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Open Meetings Act

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    "In 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 disaster, the Governor suspended various provisions of the Open Meetings Act. Are those suspensions still in effect or not?"

    Are the COVID-19 disaster-related suspensions of the Open Meetings Act still in effect?

    According to the Texas Attorney General's website, the suspensions of certain provisions of the Open Meetings Act during the COVID-19 disaster will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2021. For more information about the lifting of the suspensions, contact the Office of the Attorney General at (888) 672-6787 or via e-mail at TOMA@oag.texas.gov. For more information about the act, see our publication Open Meetings Act.