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25-307.


25-307.
   
   A. No public body shall hold executive sessions unless otherwise
   specifically provided in this section.
   
   B. Executive sessions of public bodies will be permitted only for the
   purpose of:
   
   1. Discussing the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion,
   demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried
   public officer or employee;
   
   2. Discussing negotiations concerning employees and representatives of
   employee groups;
   
   3. Discussing the purchase or appraisal of real property;
   
   4. Confidential communications between a public body and its attorney
   concerning a pending investigation, claim, or action if the public
   body, with the advice of its attorney, determines that disclosure will
   seriously impair the ability of the public body to process the claim
   or conduct a pending investigation, litigation, or proceeding in the
   public interest;
   
   5. Permitting district boards of education to hear evidence and
   discuss the expulsion or suspension of a student when requested by the
   student involved or his parent, attorney or legal guardian;
   
   6. Discussing matters involving a specific handicapped child;
   
   7. Discussing any matter where disclosure of information would violate
   confidentiality requirements of state or federal law; or
   
   8. Engaging in deliberations or rendering a final or intermediate
   decision in an individual proceeding pursuant to Article II of the
   Administrative Procedures Act.
   
   C. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection B of this section, the
   following public bodies may hold executive sessions:
   
   1. The State Banking Board, as provided for under Section 306.1 of
   Title 6 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
   
   2. The Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority, as provided for in
   Section 854 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
   
   3. The Oklahoma Development Finance Authority, as provided for in
   Section 5062.6 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
   
   4. The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology,
   as provided for in Section 5060.7 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma
   Statutes;
   
   5. The Oklahoma Savings and Loan Board, as provided for under
   subsection A of Section 381.74 of Title 18 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
   
   6. The Oklahoma Health Research Committee for purposes of conferring
   on matters pertaining to research and development of products, if
   public disclosure of the matter discussed would interfere with the
   development of patents, copyrights, products, or services;
   
   7. A review committee, as provided for in Section 855 of Title 62 of
   the Oklahoma Statutes;
   
   8. The Child Death Review Board for purposes of receiving and
   conferring on matters pertaining to materials declared confidential by
   law;
   
   9. All nonprofit foundations, boards, bureaus, commissions, agencies,
   trusteeships, authorities, councils, committees, public trusts, task
   forces or study groups supported in whole or part by public funds or
   entrusted with the expenditure of public funds for purposes of
   conferring on matters pertaining to economic development, including
   the transfer of property, financing, or the creation of a proposal to
   entice a business to locate within their jurisdiction if public
   disclosure of the matter discussed would interfere with the
   development of products or services or if public disclosure would
   violate the confidentiality of the business; and
   
   10. The Oklahoma Indigent Defense System Board for purposes of
   discussing negotiating strategies in connection with making possible
   counteroffers to offers to contract to provide legal representation to
   indigent criminal defendants and indigent juveniles in cases for which
   the System must provide representation pursuant to the provisions of
   the Indigent Defense System Act, Section 1355 et seq. of Title 22 of
   the Oklahoma Statutes.
   
   D. An executive session for the purpose of discussing the purchase or
   appraisal of real property shall be limited to members of the public
   body, the attorney for the public body, and the immediate staff of the
   public body. No landowner, real estate salesperson, broker, developer,
   or any other person who may profit directly or indirectly by a
   proposed transaction concerning real property which is under
   consideration may be present or participate in the executive session.
   
   E. No public body may go into an executive session unless the
   following procedures are strictly complied with:
   
   1. The proposed executive session is noted on the agenda as provided
   in Section 311 of this title;
   
   2. The executive session is authorized by a majority vote of a quorum
   of the members present and the vote is a recorded vote; and
   
   3. Except for matters considered in executive sessions of the State
   Banking Board and the Oklahoma Savings and Loan Board, and which are
   required by state or federal law to be confidential, any vote or
   action on any item of business considered in an executive session
   shall be taken in public meeting with the vote of each member publicly
   cast and recorded.
   
   F. A willful violation of the provisions of this section shall:
   
   1. Subject each member of the public body to criminal sanctions as
   provided in Section 314 of this title; and
   
   2. Cause the minutes and all other records of the executive session,
   including tape recordings, to be immediately made public.
   

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