House OKs 72-hour notice of public meetings

Posted at: 02/13/2013 12:24 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexicans will have more notice about public meetings under legislation approved by the House.

Governmental groups, ranging from school boards, county commissions and state agencies, would be required to make their meeting agendas publicly available 72 hours in advance.

Currently, they must give a 24-hour notice of a public meeting agenda.

The legislation unanimously passed the House on Wednesday and goes to the Senate. Supporters say the proposed change will improve governmental transparency.

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