Open meeting law pending complaints displays all Open Meeting Law complaints currently being reviewed by the Attorney General’s Division of Open Government. Open Meeting Law complaints must first be filed with the public body that is alleged to have violated the law. G.L. c. 30A, § 23(b). The public body must review the complaint, take remedial action, if appropriate, and send a response to the complainant and the Attorney General. G.L. c. 30A, § 23(b); 940 CMR 29.05(5). Open Meeting Law complaints do not appear in this dataset unless the complainant is unsatisfied with the public body’s resolution of his or her Open Meeting Law complaint and has filed the complaint with the Attorney General. G.L. c. 30A, § 23(b); 940 CMR 29.05(6). Upon the receipt of a complaint by any person, the Attorney General shall determine, in a timely manner, whether there has been a violation of the Open Meeting Law. G.L. c. 30A, § 23(c).
To view a complete list of pending complaints, click on the “Open Meeting Law Pending Complaints” link immediately below, and then click on the “DOGExport.csv” link on the following page. Please note that due to website transitions at the state level, the Data Preview list of pending complaints that follows is no longer updated.
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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 00:00 to Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 00:00
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Attorney General’s Division of Open Government
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