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9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The Sunshine Law is applicable equally to elected and appointed bodies. Op. Att’y Gen. Fla. 73-223 (1973).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Appointed as well as elected bodies are governed by the Sunshine Law. Mo.Rev.Stat. §  610.010(4).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The Act makes no distinction between elected and appointed bodies so long as the governmental body has rulemaking or quasi-judicial authority. See, e.g., Op. Tex. Att'y Gen. No. JC-0060 (1999); Willmann v. City of San Antonio, 123 S.W.3d 469, 478 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 2003, pet. denied) ("A committee appointed by a governmental body constituting less than a quorum of its members may be subject to [the Act] because it falls either within a definition of the term 'governmental body' or as a subcommittee of a governmental body.").

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The Act makes no distinction between elected and appointed agencies. Both are covered.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Any government body appointed or elected that receives public funds is subject to the law. See Mont. Code Ann. § 2-3-203(1).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The Open Meetings Act applies to appointed as well as elected bodies. See Utah Code Ann. § 52-4-103(7).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The law applies to appointed bodies. Id.

In response to a request from then-State Senator Neil Abercrombie after he was denied access to an orientation for three newly appointed members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, the senate majority attorney issued an opinion holding that the session should have been open to the public: "The Legislature did not intend to limit public access only to decision-making meetings." Tom Kaser, Honolulu Advertiser, July 28, 1979 (quoting Senate Majority Att'y Letter).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Public Meetings Law draws no distinctions between elected and appointed positions or bodies. The Public Meetings Law applies to appointed bodies, as well as elected bodies. § 84-1409(1)(a)(iii) and (iv).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Idaho has myriad commissions and boards that are primarily composed of members appointed by the governor. See, e.g., Title 67, Idaho Code; Idaho Blue Book (published biennially by Idaho Secretary of State). These entities, which exist by statute, are subject to the Open Meeting Law.