§7. Committee meetings between sessions; video conferencing
A legislative committee meeting that is held between sessions of the legislature and during which no vote on any matter having the effect of law is to be taken may be conducted by video conference. Each house of the legislature may adopt rules of procedure to provide for and accommodate committee meetings by video conference, including but not limited to rules governing attendance and participation of members of the legislature in and quorums of committees for such meetings. Such rules shall provide for public participation in such meetings in accordance with R.S. 42:11 et seq. For the purposes of this Section and any rules adopted by either house of the legislature pursuant to this Section, "video conference" shall mean a method of communication which enables persons in different locations to participate in a meeting and to see, hear, and otherwise communicate with each other. No committee meeting shall be held pursuant to this Section unless a quorum of the committee is present, in person, at the location at which the meeting was advertised to take place.
Acts 2008, No. 185, §1, eff. June 13, 2008; Acts 2010, No. 861, §10.