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I would like to make sure this is on the priorities again this year:
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACCESSIBILITY
Currently, if a member of County Commission is absent due to an extenuating circumstance (e.g. medical, family death, etc.), they cannot participate in meetings via electronic means (outside of an emergency order by the Governor) and therefore cannot represent their constituents. We would like you to support legislation that allows for electronic participation for members of Commission under emergency circumstances.
In the 2021 session, it was SB301 (Briggs) / HB327 (Wright) and failed in the Finance Committee 5-4 (even though it has no fiscal impact).