Senate OKs bill to strengthen Open Meetings Act

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that supporters say would strengthen the state’s Open Meetings Act.
The bill passed Thursday. It says that if a public body is found in violation of the law, the state Ethics Commission or a chancery court could nullify any action that occurred during the illegally closed meeting.
The bill also would impose a fine of up to $1,000 on any person found in violation of the law.