Opposition comes out against bill to make Kansas Corporation Commission exempt from Open Meetings Act


A fight is brewing in the Kansas legislature over a bill aimed at exempting the Kansas Corporation Commission from the state’s Open Meeting Act.

Skepticism has been raised by the Kansas Electric Cooperaties and its 29 non-for-profit cooperatives. Under the bill filed by a Wichita Representative, corporation commissioners would be able to “sidestep” the Open Meetings Act when considering contested issues on the commission’s docket, reported the Kansas Reflector.

However, the measure would also forbid the commissioners from holding secret conversations with regulated businesses or their attorneys.

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