- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A bill requiring government bodies to publish agendas before public meetings is on its way to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk.

The House unanimously passed a compromise bill Wednesday, a day after the Senate passed the same proposal on a 39-0 vote.

The bill also requires a two-thirds vote to add an item to the agenda within 24 hours of the meeting or while the meeting is taking place.

For decades, public bodies in South Carolina published agendas, but a state Supreme Court ruling last year said that was not required.

Supporters of the bill say agendas are critical to let people know exactly what proposals a county or city council or other public body plans to discuss.



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