Attorney General's Opinion 1970-71 #447
April 29, 1971
THE HONORABLE GEORGE N. MCMATH
Member, House of Delegates
This is in reply to your letter of April 14, 1971, which reads as
"I am writing today to ask an opinion relative to the
Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
"That Act states that 'executive or closed meetings may be held
only for the following purposes' and then seven purposes are
listed. Once a Board is in executive session, is it your opinion
that the Board may legally discuss matters which are not permitted
by § 2.1-344(1-7), or must the Board return to a public
session to discuss them?"
I am of the opinion that, once the board is in executive session
to discuss any of the matters permitted by § 2.1-344(a)(1)
through § 2.1-344(a)(7), it may not discuss other non-related
matters but must hold a public meeting for the discussion of such
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