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9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The Alabama Open Meetings Act makes no distinction been elected and appointed bodies.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

Both appointed and elected bodies are covered. See Ky. Rev. Stat. 61.805(2).

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The OMA governs appointed as well as elected public bodies.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The statute makes no distinction between appointed and elected bodies, although, for other reasons discussed elsewhere in this outline, not all appointed bodies are covered by the Open Meeting Law.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The statute makes no distinction between appointed and elected bodies; it applies to both.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

As long as they fall within the definition of a public body, both appointed and elected bodies must comply with the OML.  For example, the OML applies to the Finance Committee of the Board of Regents, Ariz. Att’y Gen. Op. No. I78-285, as well as the board of trustees of an employees’ benefit-trust created by a school district board, Ariz. Att’y Gen. Op. No. I83-18.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The Act applies to appointed as well as elected bodies.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

If the body is supported in whole or in part by public funds or entrusted with the expending of public funds, or administering public property, then it is covered under the act. 25 O.S. § 304.1. If a majority of the public body sits as members of the non-governmental group, and the non-governmental body makes recommendations to the public body, then the non-governmental group would also be covered under the act. 25 O.S. § 306; see also 1982 OK AG 212.

9. Appointed as well as elected bodies.

The fact that a body is appointed rather than elected is immaterial for FOIA purposes; rather, the question is whether it is a “governing body.” See Arkansas Gazette Co. v. Pickens, 258 Ark. 69, 522 S.W.2d 350 (1975) (board of trustees at state university; members appointed by the governor); Ark. Op. Att’y Gen. Nos. 96-016 (municipal water and sewer commission, library board; members appointed by the city council), 95-377 (municipal planning commission; members appointed by the city council), 94-339 (committee appointed by school board).