Sustained Outrage

Secret meetings, May 18, 2012

We missed last week, so today, we’ll make note of any meeting notices in the May 11 and May 18 issues of the State Register that violated the public notice requirement of West Virginia’s open meetings law.

Each week, there was one agency that couldn’t get its notice in on time. Last week, it was the state Rail Authority. This week, it’s the Health Sciences and Technology Academy.

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.