HB 1419, along with HB 1418, also passed last year, requires voting records in non public sessions of public bodies to be recorded in the minutes.
Together, the public will be guaranteed a minimum of information in the minutes of non public meetings of public bodies. In summary, the minutes shall include the names of members, persons appearing before the public bodies, and a brief description of the subject matter discussed and final decisions. These minutes shall also record the vote of each member on each action taken.
Nothing in the two bills changes how, when or if, non public minutes are released or what legally constitutes a non public session.
These changes will likely not be noticeable to the public, but I can see an advantage for the public bodies as they review the non public minutes for possible release. The context, motions and participants will make this review a bit easier for the public body that reviews them to determine if they should be released.