Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am the House chief sponsor and I testified on H.3152 An Act to modernize participation in public meetings in front of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. I filed this legislation to require that all public meetings have an alternative means of public access, whether through telephone or the internet.
Despite the myriad challenges during the COVID-19 public health crisis, one positive has emerged: Remote participation in public meetings by board members and attendees. The remote option has increased participation in public meetings across the Commonwealth and has proven itself as a secure and successful tool to promote diverse, equitable and inclusive participation in our democracy. As public meetings return to in-person, I strongly support providing the public an option to view and provide comments remotely.
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Yours in Service,
Reopening Updates – Phase 4: New Normal
Please remember social distancing and wearing a mask is the most effective tool to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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