2020 Georgia Code
Title 50 - State Government
Chapter 14 - Open and Public Meetings

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 1988, p. 235, § 1, effective July 1, 1988, repealed the Code sections formerly codified at this chapter and enacted the current chapter. The former chapter consisted of Code Sections 50-14-1 through 50-14-4 and was based on Ga. L. 1972, p. 575, §§ 1-3; Ga. L. 1978, p. 1364, § 1; Ga. L. 1980, p. 595, § 1; Ga. L. 1980, p. 1254, § 1; Ga. L. 1981, Ex. Sess., p. 8 (Code enactment Act); and Ga. L. 1982, p. 1810, § 1.

"This chapter, added by Ga. L. 1988, p. 235, § 1, is commonly referred to as the 'Open Meetings Law' or 'Open Meetings Act,' although those names are not official."

Law reviews.

- For article, "The Amended Open Meetings Law: New Requirements for Publicly Funded Corporations As Well As Governmental Agencies," see 25 Ga. St. B.J. 78 (1988). For annual survey on local government law, see 42 Mercer L. Rev. 359 (1990). For annual survey article on local government law, see 50 Mercer L. Rev. 263 (1998). For survey article on administrative law for the period from June 1, 1997 through May 31, 1999, see 51 Mercer L. Rev. 103 (1999). For annual survey article on local government law, see 52 Mercer L. Rev. 341 (2000). For annual survey of local government law, see 56 Mercer L. Rev. 351 (2004). For note, "Opening the Doors to Access: A Proposal for Enforcement of Georgia's Open Meetings and Open Records Laws," see 15 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 1075 (1999).


County zoning board's exclusion of public from the portion of a meeting which included the vote and decision on conditional use permits violated the Open Meetings Act, O.C.G.A. Ch. 14, T. 50. Beck v. Crisp County Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 221 Ga. App. 801, 472 S.E.2d 558 (1996).



- Pending or prospective litigation exception under state law making proceedings by public bodies open to the public, 35 A.L.R.5th 113.

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