BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland now has an online class on the state’s Open Meetings Act.

Attorney General Doug Gansler and the University of Maryland’s Institute for Governmental Service announced the availability of the class on Wednesday.

It is immediately available on the institute’s website at

The class has been designed for elected officials, public employees, members of the media and anyone interested in becoming more familiar with requirements of the act.

The class includes six lessons and 10 quizzes. It takes about two-and-a-half hours.

The class covers the purpose, mechanics and applicability of the Open Meetings Act.

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