GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2011

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HOUSE BILL 87

Committee Substitute Favorable 3/16/11

Third Edition Engrossed 3/29/11

Committee Substitute #2 Favorable 4/4/11

 

Short Title:        Sunshine Act.

(Public)

Sponsors:

 

Referred to:

 

February 14, 2011

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to require a supermajority for legislation restricting access to public records and open meetings.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  Chapter 132 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 132-11.  Procedure for adopting exemptions.

The General Assembly shall not enact a law exempting a document from the provisions of this Chapter except upon a three-fifths vote of the members present and voting of each house."

SECTION 2. Article 33C of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 143-318.19.  Procedure for adopting exemptions.

The General Assembly shall not enact a law exempting a public body from the provisions of this Article except upon a three-fifths vote of the members present and voting of each house."

SECTION 3.  This act becomes effective October 1, 2011, and applies to legislation enacted on or after that date.