SB 968 Provides that nonpartisan commissions that select judges for gubernatorial appointment shall be subject to the Missouri Sunshine Act and shall not close meetings, records or votes relating to personnel matters
Sponsor: Shields
LR Number: 3694S.01I Fiscal Note: 3694-01
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/11/2008 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 968 - This act provides that nonpartisan judicial commissions shall be included in the definition of "public governmental body" and therefore subject to the provisions of the Missouri Sunshine Act. Current law provides that public governmental bodies may authorize closed meetings, records, and votes when relating to personnel matters such as hiring or firing employees. This act provides that nonpartisan judicial commissions shall not be authorized to close meetings, records or votes related to personnel matters.

ALEXA PEARSON