Definitions for "Executive Session"
A committee meeting where committee members vote on the disposition of a bill or other proposal. Only committee members may speak in an executive session.
A closed meeting. This applies to standing committees and on rare occasions, legislative bodies. They sometimes go into executive session on crucial committee action, or when personalities are involved. This procedure is seldom used.
a closed meeting of a committee to discuss and act on bills and resolutions. An executive session is open only to committee members, committee staff and the media.