According to the Illinois Open Meetings Act (P.A. 101-0640), the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees may hold regular or special meetings by teleconference or videoconference if a quorum of Board members are physically present at the meeting location.
SB 2135 amends the Open Meetings Act permitting meetings without physical presence of a quorum when certain conditions are met. If a Trustee desires to participate via electronic means and meets the Open Meetings Act criteria for such participation, the Trustee must request such participation by contacting the Secretary or Clerk of the public body before the meeting unless advance notice is impractical.
If a meeting is held by teleconference or videoconference, it must be conducted in such a manner that allows all Board members participating, as well as the public, to hear each other at the same time. In the case of an executive/closed session being held by teleconference or videoconference, the requirement for the public to hear does not apply.
The same procedures and Rules of Order will apply to meetings held by teleconference or videoconference as apply to meetings held under regular procedures. In addition, all meetings held by teleconference or videoconference will be held in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings
Approval History: Replaces Meetings Held by Teleconference or Videoconference 1.609 approved August 24, 2020