STATE DEPARTMENTS; PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS - MEETING LOCATION. October 30, 1986.
The Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) provides that meetings of public bodies must be "open to the public." K.S.A. 75-4317. The key to determining whether the location of a meeting would subvert the statutory mandate of openness is accessibility of the meeting to the public. Assuming the notice requirements and other provisions of the KOMA are met, it is our opinion that the proposed meeting of the Kansas Dental Board to be held in Kansas City, Missouri would not violate the open meetings law. Cited herein: K.S.A. 74-1405; 74-1406; K.S.A. 75-4317.
- Summary quoted from "Library-related Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Kansas: 1959-1988". Jana Renfro, Administrative Assistant to the State Librarian, Kansas State Library, 1988.