Open Meeting Law

Revised October 6, 2017

 

Overview 
Introduction                                      History of the Open Meeting Law          
Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009Ethics Reform Bill of 2010
Town Clerk's GuidebookReference Booklet for Public Officials
  
Attorney General:  Open Meeting Law -- Regulations -- Guide 
OML Home Page                               Connect to all links                        
OML --  MGL 30A:18-25Text of the Open Meeting Law
OML GuideAG's Guidebook [Jan.2018 ed -- rev. 10/06/17]
OML Regulations 940 CMR 29.00                    Revised regulations [Revised 10/06/17]
Changes to the Regulations  Section-by-section summary of 10/06/17 revisions 
   
Meeting Notices  
Meeting Notice Information                    Important Processing Information 
Meeting Notice -- 'pdf'Fillable 'pdf' -- complete & 'click' to email
Meeting Notice -- UnlinedFor computer or typewriter                        
Meeting Notice -- LinedFor hand-written notices                              
         
Attorney General's Checklists for Compliance 
Public Body Checklist - Notices   For Completing Meeting Notices
Public Body Checklist - Minutes   For Creating and Approving Minutes  
Public Body Checklist - Executive Sessions   For Entering into Executive Sessions
Public Body Checklist - Screening ComFor Preliminary Screening Committees                 
  
Complaint Process 
OML Complaint Form                    Instructions & fillable 'pdf' form
Pending OML Complaints               Complaints currently under review by AG   
Search OML Determinations             Determinations by various search criteria
Browse OML Determinations                 Determinations sorted by year