Code of the District of Columbia

§ 2–577(Perm). Meeting procedures.

(a) A meeting may be held by video conference, telephone conference, or other electronic means; provided, that:

(1) Reasonable arrangements are made to accommodate the public’s right to attend the meeting;

(2) The meeting is recorded; and

(3) All votes are taken by roll call.

(b) All provisions of this subchapter shall apply to electronic meetings.

(c) E-mail exchanges between members of a public body shall not constitute an electronic meeting.

(d) When an emergency meeting is convened, the presiding officer shall open the meeting with a statement explaining the subject of the meeting, the nature of the emergency, and how public notice was provided.


(Oct. 21, 1968, Pub. L. 90-614, title IV, § 407; as added Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-350, § 2, 58 DCR 734.)