SECTION 1. Chapter 183A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of section ten the following paragraphs:-
(o) All unit owners shall be given reasonable notice of all regularly scheduled open meetings of the organization of unit owners;
(p) All meetings of the organization of unit owners, including meetings of the board of directors or other governing body shall be open to all unit owners and/or any person designated by a member in writing as the member’s representative and all members or designated representatives so desiring shall be permitted to attend and speak at an appropriate time during the deliberations and proceedings.
(q) A meeting of the board of directors or other governing body of the organization of unit owners or a committee of the organization of unit owners may be held in closed session only for the following purposes:
(1) Discussion of matters pertaining to reputation, character, physical condition or mental
health rather than the professional competence of an employee and personnel;
(2) Protection of the privacy or reputation of individuals in matters not related to the
organization of unit owner’s business;
(3) Consultation with legal counsel;
(4) Consultation with staff personnel, consultants, attorneys, or other persons in connection
with pending or potential litigation;
(5) Investigative proceedings concerning possible or actual criminal misconduct;
(6) Consideration of the terms or conditions of a business transaction in the negotiation stage if
the disclosure could adversely affect the economic interests of the organization of unit
(7) Compliance with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement
protecting particular proceedings or matters from public disclosure
(r) If a meeting is held in closed session under paragraph (q) of this section:
An action may not be taken and a matter may not be discussed if it is not permitted by
paragraph (q) of this section; and
A statement of the time, place, and purpose of a closed meeting, the record of the vote of
each board or committee member by which the meeting was closed, the authority
under this section for closing a meeting, and the outcome, shall be included in the
minutes of the next meeting of the board of directors or the committee of the organization of unit owners.
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