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Tourism Council to seek opinion from Attorney General on public body status

Tourism Council to seek opinion from Attorney General on public body status

A legal opinion from the state’s Division of Legislative Services didn’t settle the question of whether the Tourism Council is a public body.

Now the question will go to the Attorney General’s office, Tourism Council board chairman and York supervisor Jeff Wassmer said during the Tourism Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

“There’s been a little bit of discussion about whether we’re a public or private body,” he said. “We have operated in a very transparent and open way.”

The Tourism Council had asked the Legislative Services Department to provide clarity on whether the Tourism Council is a public body, and therefore legally subject to requirements that include holding...

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