The League of Women Voters would support SB 3l05 with an amendment to Section 92-3.l (a), (l). At the end of the sentence we would like to have added the words "after sufficient public deliberation."
What we fear is that without specific requirement for sufficient public deliberation before the vote, the ensuing action becomes a perfunctory gesture merely to satisfy the requirement as often the decisions to go into executive session by some boards and committees are perceived to be by the public. What the public needs is the assurance that the board members understand the legitimate need to exclude the public from the activity before the vote to do so.
Thank you for this opportunity to testify on SB 3105 and urge you to include our proposed amendment. .