Governor's office on Open Meeting Law expansion: 'Not on principle opposed'

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Jon Hanian, spokesman for Gov. Butch Otter, said of the Open Meeting Law expansion bill, HB 273, “This office is not, on principle, opposed to what this legislation is attempting to do. … In fact, many of these boards and commissions already adhere to the spirit as well as the  letter of the law - open meetings - even though its applicability to them is not mandated in code . However we are concerned about some of the unintended consequences, particularly as it relates to sensitive information that is central to some of them.” Hanian and Cally Younger, attorney for the governor, cited the Cybersecurity Task Force as a prime example. “There’s good reason why they’re not open to the public, and some of the things they want to keep private don’t fit...

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