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Alabama

The Alabama Open Meetings Act requires governmental bodies to maintain accurate records of their meetings (whether regular, special or emergency) setting forth the date, time, place, members present or absent, and actions taken at each meeting. Ala. Code §  36-25A-4 (Supp. 2005).

Alabama

Under the Alabama Open Meetings Act, the minutes are presumptively public record and are to be made available to the public as soon as practicable after approval.

Alabama

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Alabama

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Alabama

The Alabama Open Meetings Act does not provide a time limit for giving notice of executive sessions beyond the procedural requirements discussed above in Section I.E.2.b.1.

Pretrial motions for closure of criminal proceedings must be docketed. See Ex parte Birmingham News Co., 624 So. 2d 1117, 1134 (Ala. Crim. App. 1993).

Alabama

To those in attendance at the open portion of the meeting when the motion to convene an executive session is approved, as discussed above in Section I.E.2.b.2.

When the subject of the executive session involves critical infrastructure or critical energy infrastructure information, the owners and operators of the infrastructure are to be given notice and an opportunity to attend the executive session. Ala. Code §  36-25A-7(a)(4) (Supp. 2005).

Pretrial motions for closure of criminal proceedings must be docketed. See Ex parte Birmingham News Co., 624 So. 2d 1117, 1134 (Ala. Crim. App. 1993).

Alabama

Under the Alabama Open Meetings Act, notice of an executive session is given at a prearranged public meeting, as discussed above in Section I.E.2.b.3.

Pretrial motions for closure of criminal proceedings must be docketed. See Ex parte Birmingham News Co., 624 So. 2d 1117, 1134 (Ala. Crim. App. 1993).

Alabama

The Alabama Open Meetings Act does not provide any notice requirements for executive sessions beyond the procedural requirements discussed above in Section I.E.2.b.4.

Pretrial motions for closure of criminal proceedings must be docketed. See Ex parte Birmingham News Co., 624 So. 2d 1117, 1134 (Ala. Crim. App. 1993).

Alabama

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Alabama