Bylaw - 0164.4 Meeting of the Board Defined

Last Revised on September 23, 2013

As used in these bylaws, "meeting" means a gathering of a majority of Board members for the purpose of taking "official action" as defined at I.C. 5-14-1.5-2(d) on public business. The term "meeting" does not include the following:

A. A social or chance gathering not intended to avoid the principles of the Indiana Open Door law set forth in I.C. 5-14-1.5-1.

B. An on-site inspection of a project, program, or facility of applicants for incentives or assistance from the Board.

C. Traveling to and attending meetings of organizations devoted to betterment of government.

D. A caucus as defined at I.C. 5-14-1.5-2(h).

E. A gathering to discuss an industrial or a commercial prospect that does not include a conclusion as to recommendations, policy, decisions, or final action on the terms of a request or an offer of public financial resources.

F. An orientation of members of the Board on their role and responsibilities as public officials, but not for any other official action.

G. A gathering of Board members for the sole purpose of administering the oath of office specified in I. C. 20-26-4-2 to a Board member or members.

H. Collective bargaining discussions that the Board engages in directly with the exclusive representative of a bargaining unit consisting of Board employees. This exception from the definition of a "meeting" of the Board applies only when the Board has not appointed an agent or agents to conduct collective bargaining on behalf of the Board. A committee appointed by the Board or the Board President to conduct collective bargaining shall not constitute a "governing body" subject to the Open Door Law (I.C. 5-14-1.5-2((b)(3) and (c)(8)).