WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — State officials say more than 60 percent of Maryland local governments haven’t complied with a 2013 state law requiring training in the state’s Open Meetings Act.

The Carroll County Times (http://bit.ly/16KmZ9z) reported Sunday that that the Open Meetings Compliance Board sees lots of room for improvement. Chairwoman Monica Johnson says local officials must be educated about the law.

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The law requires all government boards, commissions, task forces and bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act to designate a person to take a training class. They had until April 1 to designate a trainee and tell the attorney general’s office.

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There is no penalty for failing to comply. The legislation provided no resources to the attorney general’s office to administer the law or to ensure compliance.

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