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The Alabama Open Meetings Law is designed to ensure public bodies conduct deliberations and take actions in an open setting so the public is informed about government decision-making. Alabama’s current open meetings law was enacted by the State Legislature in 2005, and was revised for the first time in 2015.
While a periodic review of the Open Meetings Law is highly recommended, the Association has prepared an overview to help county leaders better understand when and how the provisions of the law are applied:
Section 1 – Meetings and Deliberation
Section 2 – Notice and Procedural Requirements
Section 3 – Executive Sessions
Section 4 – Enforcement of the Open Meetings Law
Section 5 – The Open Meetings Law | Ala. Code § 36-25A-1 et seq.
Section 6 – County Commission Notice Requirements | Ala. Code § 11-3-8
Rules of Procedures, Public Notice & Media Contact Record, Sample Letters | Executive Sessions
Required documentation to support executive sessions to discuss: