CHAPTER 45

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 26

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 104(b), Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding a new paragraph (13) to read:

"(13) Digitally record all regular monthly public board meetings of the State Board of Education and make the recordings available to the public on the Department of Education’s website within seven (7) business days of each meeting. These recordings are not official Board minutes, but are a means to enhance communication to the public and State legislators. The requirements of this section do not apply to meetings where recording equipment is not available, to executive sessions, or to other meetings of the Board, such as workshops, retreats, and committee meetings. A written transcript of the regular monthly public board meetings that are digitally recorded pursuant to this paragraph, or other reasonable accommodation, will be provided by the Department of Education within seven (7) business days upon request of a person with a hearing impairment.

Severability Clause. If any provision of this Act is deemed or held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, the invalidity or unenforceability does not affect any other provision of this Act that may be given effect without the invalid or unenforceable provision, and to this end, the provisions of this Act are severable.".

Section 2. This bill takes effect on September 1, 2011.

Approved June 08, 2011