Last May Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law a requirement for government meetings in Indiana to be live-streamed or recorded.

The new law does not take effect until July 1, 2025.

It applies to school boards, state agencies, counties, cities, towns and townships, and any governing body that conducts regular meetings in the same meeting room.

It requires the agency to livestream its meetings and archive a copy of the meeting’s recording.  If a governing body does not have internet capability for live streaming, they have to record the meeting and make it available for at least 90 days.

Lawmakers hope the legislation will increase transparency among local governments.

If a local body of government didn’t comply, a constituent could file an Open Door Law complaint to the state’s Public Access Counselor.