Kansas Open Meetings Act

The Importance of Open Meetings

The ability to observe public officials conducting public business is essential for the transparency of government and the ability for each individual to understand how the government is currently functioning. With this understanding, individuals are adequately informed to properly engage in our democratic process.

Entities subject to the Kansas Open Meetings Act

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • School Districts
  • State Agencies
  • Any other state or political subdivision, or any office or agency receiving or expending and supported in whole or in part by public funds

Requirements of the Kansas Open Meetings Act

The Kansas Open Meetings Act requires that all meetings of entities subject to the Kansas Open Meetings Act be held in open session, with the exception of executive sessions.

The Act also requires that notice of open meetings be provided to individuals that have requested to receive that notice.

Resources on the Kansas Open Meetings Act

More information on the Kansas Open Meetings Act can be found in the Kansas Attorney General's FAQ to the Kansas Open Meetings Act.