Missouri Rules of Evidence Public Records
1. Except as described in paragraph 2 of this Division, no meeting or vote may proceed in camera without the consent of a majority quorum of the public body. The vote of each member of the public body of the Government on the question of the conclusion of a meeting or a public vote and the precise reason for the closure of such public meeting or vote with reference to a particular section of this chapter shall be publicly announced and recorded in the minutes of a public meeting of the organ of government. 3. A closed meeting or vote under section 610.021 may be closed to the public only to the extent necessary for the specified reason stated for the closed meeting or vote. Government public bodies must not discuss, record or vote in closed session that are not directly related to the specific stated reason for the closed session or vote. Government public bodies that hold a closed session close only an existing part of the conference room necessary to accommodate members of the public body of government in camera, allowing the public to attend a subsequent open session held by the public body of government after the closed session. 6. If a member of a public body of the Government makes a request for a closed hearing, for a meeting or minutes or for a public vote and another member is of the opinion that such a motion, if adopted, would result in the closed session, minutes or a vote to the public, in contravention of any provision of this chapter; The latter member shall object to the request not later than the date of the vote on the request. The public body of the Government shall record any objection raised under this subsection in the minutes of the public government body.
Any Member who raises such an objection may participate without restriction in any closed meeting, recording or voting because of the member`s objection. In the event that the dissenting member has also voted against the request for closure, minutes or votes, the member`s opposition and vote, as recorded in the minutes, constitute an absolute defence to any claim brought against the opposing member under section 610.027. (1) If a public record contains material that is not exempt from disclosure and material that is exempt from disclosure, the government public body shall separate the removed material from the non-exempt material and make it available for examination and reproduction. (a) To protect the security and integrity of the government information system and the information systems shared by State agencies; and (2) the leasing, purchase or sale of real property by a public entity if public knowledge of the transaction could affect the legal consideration for the transaction. However, minutes, votes or public documents approving a contract for the rental, purchase or sale of immovable property by a public entity must be published upon completion of the rental, purchase or sale of the property; (6) School probation, exclusion or completion of identifiable persons, including records of individual tests or examination results; However, identifiable personal records of students maintained by public educational institutions may be consulted by parents, guardians or other guardians of students under eighteen years of age and by parents, guardians or other guardians and the student if the student is over eighteen years of age. 1. Where the files of an executive agency are closed by law, it shall not disclose the information contained in those closed files in a form that would allow individual persons or entities to be identified, except: 4. Where it is necessary to hold a meeting with less than twenty-four hours` notice or in a place that is not reasonably accessible to the public, or at a time that is not appropriate for the public, the nature of the important reason for the departure from normal requirements shall be set out in the minutes. 610.022 Closed meetings, deliberations and restraint – public documents are considered public unless they are optional – objections to closure of meetings or minutes, proceedings. Except as provided in Article 610.021, rules approved in accordance with Article III of the Constitution of Missouri and as provided by law, all votes shall be recorded and, if a recorded vote is taken, to match each “yes” and “no” or abstinence vote, if it has not been voted, on behalf of the individual member of the public government agency. Votes in camera shall be taken by roll call. All public meetings are open to the public, and public votes and public documents are available to the public for inspection and reproduction.
All recorded votes at meetings of a public governing body composed of members who are all elected, except the Missouri General Assembly and a committee appointed by a public governing body, must be cast by members of the public governing body who are physically present and attending the meeting or participating by videoconference. if it is necessary to vote by recorded division at a meeting of the public body of the government because of an emergency of the public body, when the members of the public body are physically present and less than the members of the public body of the government are present by telephone, fax, Internet or any other voice or electronic means, the nature of the emergency of the public body, justifying this deviation from normal requirements. In this case, the votes are deemed to be as if all the Members were physically present and present. 610.021 Closed meetings and closed minutes are approved in exceptional cases. (2) “copy”, at the request of a member of the public, copies made available under section 610.026 where reproduction devices are available; b. Performs a public function evidenced by a legally established ability to grant, or advance, by authorization, recommendation or other means, the granting or issuance of tax credits, tax reductions, public debt, exempt debt, eminent domain rights or the conclusion of sale-leaseback contracts for structures whose annualized payments tie up government tax revenues; or any association that directly accepts the use of funds from a government public body, but only to the extent that a meeting, recording or vote relates to such use; 4. Sections 610.010 to 610.028 do not require a public government body to hold, record or vote in camera to discuss or act on a matter. (f) any semi-public public body.
The term “quasi-public governmental entity” means any person, partnership or partnership organized or authorized to carry on business in that State in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 352, 353 or 355, or an unincorporated association that: (a) the cost of copying public records, other than those restricted under section 32.091, must not exceed ten cents per page for a hard copy; which is no taller than nine inches by fourteen. provided that the hourly wage for reproduction time shall not exceed the average hourly wage of office employees of the government public body. The search time required to respond to requests for documents may be charged at the actual cost of the search time. Depending on the scope of the request, the public government agency makes the copies using employees of the agency, resulting in the lowest fees for research, search and duplication time. Before submitting copies of the requested records, the person requesting the records may ask the public government body to provide an estimate to the person requesting the records. Documents may be submitted free of charge or at a reduced price if the public body determines that the waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to the public body`s understanding of the activities or activities of the public body and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the applicant; These are the questions who, what, when, where and why. They must be used to prove that the person testifying has the basic knowledge to talk about something.