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Open Meetings Law (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-11-06

Duration: 00:05:10

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1981 | Louisiana. Legislature | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | LEGISLATION | Open meetings law | REFORM BILLS


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • O'Keefe, Michael Speaker
  • Nash, Jere Interviewee


This segment from the November 6, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the Senate’s new open meetings bill, which sets restrictions on when the Legislature can meet in secret session. The open meetings law adopted in the 1974 Louisiana Constitution contains an exception for the Legislature and was ruled unconstitutional. Host: Ron Blome