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25-304.


25-304.
   
   As used in the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act:
   
   1. "Public body" means the governing bodies of all municipalities
   located within this state, boards of county commissioners of the
   counties in this state, boards of public and higher education in this
   state and all boards, bureaus, commissions, agencies, trusteeships,
   authorities, councils, committees, public trusts or any entity created
   by a public trust, task forces or study groups in this state supported
   in whole or in part by public funds or entrusted with the expending of
   public funds, or administering public property, and shall include all
   committees or subcommittees of any public body. It shall not mean the
   state judiciary, the Council on Judicial Complaints when conducting,
   discussing, or deliberating any matter relating to a complaint
   received or filed with the Council, the Legislature, or administrative
   staffs of public bodies, including, but not limited to, faculty
   meetings and athletic staff meetings of institutions of higher
   education when those staffs are not meeting with the public body, or
   entry-year assistance committees. Furthermore, it shall not mean the
   multidisciplinary team provided for in subsection C of Section 1-502.2
   of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes or any school board meeting for
   the sole purpose of considering recommendations of a multidisciplinary
   team and deciding the placement of any child who is the subject of
   such recommendations. Furthermore, it shall not mean meetings
   conducted by stewards designated by the Oklahoma Horse Racing
   Commission pursuant to Section 203.4 of Title 3A of the Oklahoma
   Statutes when the stewards are officiating at races or otherwise
   enforcing rules of the Commission;
   
   2. "Meeting" means the conduct of business of a public body by a
   majority of its members being personally together or, as authorized by
   Section 307.1 of this title, together pursuant to a teleconference;
   
   3. "Regularly scheduled meeting" means a meeting at which the regular
   business of the public body is conducted;
   
   4. "Special meeting" means any meeting of a public body other than a
   regularly scheduled meeting or emergency meeting;
   
   5. "Emergency meeting" means any meeting called for the purpose of
   dealing with an emergency. For purposes of this act, an emergency is
   defined as a situation involving injury to persons or injury and
   damage to public or personal property or immediate financial loss when
   the time requirements for public notice of a special meeting would
   make such procedure impractical and increase the likelihood of injury
   or damage or immediate financial loss;
   
   6. "Continued or reconvened meeting" means a meeting which is
   assembled for the purpose of finishing business appearing on an agenda
   of a previous meeting. For the purposes of this act, only matters on
   the agenda of the previous meeting at which the announcement of the
   continuance is made may be discussed at a continued or reconvened
   meeting; and
   
   7. "Teleconference" means a conference among members of a public body
   remote from one another who are linked by interactive
   telecommunication devices permitting both visual and auditory
   communication between and among members of the public body and members
   of the public.
   

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