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Tips for Following Sunshine Law


Inviting elected officials and board members to your organization’s events is a great way to build relationships and ensure that they understand what matters to your group.

Under Florida’s Sunshine Law, however, well-intended invitations may unintentionally create difficult situations.

Here are three important tips for avoiding Sunshine Law problems:

1. Public board members shouldn’t be asked to give presentations about a matter that may come before them for a vote.

2. Give board members the option to sit at separate tables.

3. Still facing Sunshine Law concerns? Consider meeting the requirements of the law after consulting with legal counsel.

– Nikki Nate, Bryant Miller Olive

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