Remote meeting access for disabled could become Louisiana law

Published: March 27, 2023

By: Jenna Bridges, LSU Manship News Service

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State Sen. Sharon Hewitt plans to author a bill that would allow members of the disabled community to participate remotely in state committee and board meetings.

A Senate task force on remote operations of public entities voted Friday to suggest guidelines for how statewide bodies can hold their meetings remotely.

The guidelines aim to provide flexibility for board and commission members from all over the state who must travel to meet in person and to accommodate members of the disabled community so they can participate in government, according Hewitt, a Republican from Slidell who is running for governor.

Read more at Louisiana Illuminator

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