Changes effective 6 Aug 1975 by session law 1975, 383. Prior version was effective 26 Aug 1967 by session law 1967, 251.
All public proceedings shall be open to the public, and all persons
shall be permitted to attend any meetings of those bodies or agencies.
Any person shall be permitted to use recording devices, including but
not limited to, tape recorders, cameras and videotape equipment, at such
Minutes of all such meetings, including names of members, persons
appearing before the bodies or agencies, and a brief description of the
subject matter discussed and final decisions shall be promptly recorded
and open to public inspection within seventy-two hours of the public
meeting, except as provided by
section ]RSA 91-A:5[ of this chapter], and shall be treated as
permanent records of any body or agency, without exception.
Except in an emergency or when there is a meeting of a legislative
committee, a notice of the time and place of each such meeting shall be
posted in two appropriate public places or shall be printed in a
newspaper of general circulation in the city or town at least
twenty-four hours, excluding Sundays and legal holidays, prior to such
An emergency shall mean a situation where immediate undelayed action is
deemed to be imperative and the minutes of the meeting shall clearly
spell out the need for the emergency meeting.
When a meeting of a legislative committee is held, publication made
pursuant to the rules of the house of representatives shall be
If the charter of any city or guide lines set down by the appointing
authority requires a broader public access to official meetings and
records than herein described, such charter provisions or guide lines
shall take precedence over the requirements of this chapter.