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Article - General Provisions




§3–302.

    (a)    Before meeting in a closed or open session, a public body shall give reasonable advance notice of the session.

    (b)    Whenever reasonable, a notice under this section shall:

        (1)    be in writing;

        (2)    include the date, time, and place of the session; and

        (3)    if appropriate, include a statement that a part or all of a meeting may be conducted in closed session.

    (c)    A public body may give the notice under this section as follows:

        (1)    if the public body is a unit of State government, by publication in the Maryland Register;

        (2)    by delivery to representatives of the news media who regularly report on sessions of the public body or the activities of the government of which the public body is a part;

        (3)    if the public body previously has given public notice that this method will be used:

            (i)    by posting or depositing the notice at a convenient public location at or near the place of the session; or

            (ii)    by posting the notice on an Internet website ordinarily used by the public body to provide information to the public; or

        (4)    by any other reasonable method.

    (d)    A public body shall keep a copy of a notice provided under this section for at least 1 year after the date of the session.



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