72-Hour Public Meeting Notice Starts In June

May 28, 2013

School boards, city councils, state agencies and other governmental groups must soon start giving New Mexicans greater notice of scheduled meetings and their planned agenda.

A state law taking effect on June 14 requires governmental organizations to make their meeting agendas available to the public 72 hours in advance and post it on their web site.

Current law requires a 24-hour public meeting notice.

For governmental groups that meet more than once a week, a draft agenda must be provided 72 hours in advance and the final agenda has to be posted at least 36 hours before a meeting.

The open government measure is among about 130 new laws that become effective 90 days after the Legislature's adjournment.

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