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The Attorney General is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, the Attorney General is an advocate and resource for the Commonwealth and its residents in many areas, including protecting consumers, combating fraud and corruption, protecting civil rights, and promoting meaningful economic recovery.

The main office of the Attorney General is located in Boston. Regional offices are located in Western, Central and Southeastern Massachusetts, allowing residents statewide access to services and information.

The Office of the Attorney General is organized into six Bureaus: Executive; Criminal; Energy and Environment; Government; Health Care and Fair Competition and Public Protection and Advocacy. Each bureau is divided into divisions and teams. These Bureaus and Divisions have distinct missions, but work closely together to ensure the Attorney General’s Office provides the highest level of public protection.

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Open meeting law pending complaints / Attorney General’s Division of Open Government

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note that due to website transitions at the state level, the Data Preview list of pending complaints that follows is no longer updated.

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Modified Date
2019-08-17
Release Date
2017-05-02
Frequency
Continuously
Identifier
b2bcbde2-b638-4a15-a141-b542d1dd2c9e
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Massachusetts
Temporal Coverage
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 00:00 to Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 00:00
License
Author
Office of the Attorney General, Division of Open Government
Contact Name
Attorney General’s Division of Open Government
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Data Quality
False
Content Type