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Today is: Friday, October 31, 2014

Open Meetings Act

Mississippi's Open Meetings Act ensures that all public bodies, state and local, hold open meetings on public matters. The Ethics Commission is given authority to hold hearings and issue orders subsequent to complaints alleging violations of the Open Meetings Act. To file a complaint, click the second link below.

Pursuant to Section 25-41-15, Miss. Code of 1972, the Ethics Commission must forward a copy of any complaint to the head of the public body involved. The public body has fourteen (14) days from receipt of the complaint to file a response with the commission. After receiving the response to the complaint or, if no response is received after fourteen (14) days, the commission, in its discretion, may dismiss the complaint or proceed by setting a hearing in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Ethics Commission.

Click here to read the Open Meetings Act.

Click here for the Open Meetings COMPLAINT FORM.
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  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-09-005, Cooper - Adams County Board of Supervisors

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-09-006, Howell - Water Valley Board of Aldermen

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-09-007, Hall - MS Transportation Commission

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-09-008, Goodman - City of Lena

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-09-009, Hood - City of Belzoni

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-10-001, Mason - City of Aberdeen

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-10-002, Gates, Town of New Augusta

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-003, Rice - IHL Board of Trustees

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-005, Madison - Aberdeen Board of Aldermen

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-006, Olivieri - Starkville School Board

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-007, Townes - Leflore County School Board

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-008, Impson - Waveland Board of Aldermen

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-10-004, Cockrell - Canton Board of Aldermen

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-009; Mitchell - Marion County Board of Supervisors

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-010, Clark - Aberdeen Board of Aldermen

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. 10-012, Griffin - Crystal Springs Board of Aldermen

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-10-014; Rice - IHL

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-10-015; Joyner - Hinds County Board of Supervisors

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-10-016; Carmichael - Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-10-013; Thomas - City of Gulfport

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-11-001, Lathon - City of West Point

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-10-018, Sharp - Union Separate Municipal School District

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-11-002, Rhinewalt - Leake County School District

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-11-003, Hampton - Louisville Municipal School District

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-11-008, Smith - Town of Summit

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-11-011, White - MDEQ

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-11-013, Hightower - Hinds Co. Election Commission

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-12-012, etc., Rody - Pearl River Co. Bd. of Supervisors

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-12-020, McGovern - City of Starkville

  • Open meetings Final Order No. M-12-007, Boykin - SECAC

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-12-032, Shows - Madison County School Board

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-12-036, Kolf - Diamondhead City Council

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal Nos. M-12-014 and M-12-019, Foster - Hamilton Water District

  • Open meetings Final Order No. M-12-001, Hood - Humphreys Co. Board of Supervisors

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal Nos.M-12-023 - M-12-029, Gilmore - Holmes County School District

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-12-002, Hood - City of Belzoni

  • Open Meetings Final Order Nos.12-005 & 12-006 - Harding - City of Bay St. Louis

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-12-011; Turner- Town of Sturgis

  • Open Meetings Order of Dismissal No. M-12-021;Smith - Vicksburg/Warren School Bd.

  • Open Meetings Final Order No. M-12-010; Jones - Yazoo City Mayor and Board of Aldermen



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