A controversial bill that would have permitted some government meetings to be exempt from the state’s freedom of information requirements is unlikely to come up for a vote, even though the measure won approval from the legislature’s government administration and elections committee last week.
As first reported by Johanna Somers of The Day of New London, Senate Bill 1148 appears dead. The proposal came under heavy criticism from open-government advocates at a public hearing earlier this year.
“There are no plans to move forward with that,” Adam Joseph, spokesman for the state Senate’s Democratic leaders, said Thursday. “The leadership at the committee level and the leadership in general felt the bill shouldn’t advance based on the testimony.”