1-25-2 Executive or closed meetings--Purposes--Authorization--Violation as misdemeanor.
Executive or closed meetings--Purposes--Authorization--Violation as misdemeanor.
Executive or closed meetings may be held for the sole purposes of:
Discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public
officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee. The term "employee" does
not include any independent contractor;
Discussing the expulsion, suspension, discipline, assignment of or the educational
program of a student or the eligibility of a student to participate in interscholastic
activities provided by the South Dakota High School Activities Association;
Consulting with legal counsel or reviewing communications from legal counsel about
proposed or pending litigation or contractual matters;
Preparing for contract negotiations or negotiating with employees or employee
Discussing marketing or pricing strategies by a board or commission of a business owned
by the state or any of its political subdivisions, when public discussion may be harmful
to the competitive position of the business.
However, any official action concerning such matters shall be made at an open official meeting. An
executive or closed meeting shall be held only upon a majority vote of the members of such body
present and voting, and discussion during the closed meeting is restricted to the purpose specified
in the closure motion. Nothing in § 1-25-1 or this section may be construed to prevent an executive
or closed meeting if the federal or state Constitution or the federal or state statutes require or permit
it. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 1965, ch 269; SL 1980, ch 24, § 10; SL 1987, ch 22, § 1; SL 2014, ch 90, § 2.