Sustained Outrage

Secret meetings, April 13, 2012

Today’s edition of The State Register contains two meeting notices that violate the public notice requirement of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

The agencies involved are the Health Sciences Technology Academy and the Raleigh County Public Defender Corp.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.