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Recent Amendment to Open Meeting Law Allows Remote Participation for Commissions on Disability Posted on Sep 30

Recent Amendment to Open Meeting Law Allows Remote Participation for Commissions on Disability

One of the mandates of MOD is to provide technical and legal assistance to Executive Branch agencies and local Commissions on Disability (CODs). So we endeavor to apprise them of significant changes to disability related laws. CODs advise and assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that impact persons with disabilities. Recently, the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, which guides how public meetings must operate, was amended to aid CODs.

Governor Baker Improves Access to Public Records with New Procedures Posted on Aug 6

Governor Baker Improves Access to Public Records with New Procedures

On July 30, 2015 Governor Baker announced new administration-wide procedures in regard to public records requests, in order to improve access to government records and information. These new procedures will serve to increase access to all members of the public, including persons with disabilities, which is in alignment with our office’s statutory mandate to ensure access in all aspects of life.