The Office of the Lt. Governor has formalized its policy for filing Sunshine Law meetings notices with its office. In accordance with the policies of prior administrations, all meeting notices must be physically received by the Lt. Governor’s office for filing by 4:30 p.m. on the sixth day before the meeting.
The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) reminds agencies that the Sunshine Law considers the official filing to be with the Lt. Governor’s office, not the electronic calendars of the state or counties. Additionally, meeting notices to persons on an agency’s mailing list must be postmarked no later than the sixth day before the meeting. Therefore, agencies are advised to file and mail their meeting notices early in the day and not wait until the last minute to comply with the Sunshine Law’s notice requirements.
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