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9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Neither the Bagley-Keene Act nor the Brown Act distinguishes between appointed and elected bodies. As long as the body falls within the definition of "state body" under the Bagley-Keene Act and "legislative body" of a "local agency" under the Brown Act, it will be subject to the open meeting laws.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The statute applies to multi-member bodies regardless of whether their members are appointed or elected, and regardless of how the body was created. G.L. c. 30A, § 18 (definition of "public body").

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Substantially covered.

The Attorney General has interpreted the OML to apply to members-elect of a city-council. See Opinion of the Attorney General No. 95-12, (December 19, 1995), 1995 WL 783630. Members-elect become subject to the OML as soon as the election results are not, even if the elections results have not yet been certified. See Opinion of the Attorney General No. OM 07-03 (Mar. 8, 2007), 2007 WL 1696978.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Yes. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 24-6-402(1)(a) and (d).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The OMA's definition of public bodies does not distinguish between appointed and elected bodies. See Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 15.262(a).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

If the entity is a governmental body, it is subject to the act. If the entity is supported in whole or in part by public funds or expends public funds, it is subject to the act without regard to how the membership is selected. S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-2(a); Burton v. York County Sheriff, 594 S.E.2d. 888 (S.C. App. 2004).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

FOIA applies to appointed bodies. See Conn. Gen. Stat. §1-200(1)(A).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The Open Meeting Law does not limit itself to meetings of bodies of elected officials.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

No distinction is made between elected or appointed bodies.