Section 16-55-6.1

Board of trustees - Participation in meetings by electronic communications.

Members of the Board of Trustees of the University of South Alabama may participate in a meeting of the board or committee by means of telephone conference, video conference, or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting may hear each other at the same time. Participation by such means shall constitute presence in person at a meeting for all purposes. However, a majority of a quorum of the members of the board of trustees, or, in the event of a meeting of only the executive committee, a majority of a quorum of the executive committee of the board of trustees must be physically present at the location noticed and called for the meeting in order to conduct any business or deliberation. Members of the board of trustees and any committees of the board of trustees may not utilize electronic communications except as in compliance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act. Notice of board meetings shall be provided in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act, and telephone or video conference or similar communications equipment shall also allow members of the public the opportunity to simultaneously listen to or observe such meetings.

(Act 2012-264, p. 510, §1.)