1) Boards, commissions, policymaking bodies

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Any state board, commission, administrative adjudicatory body or other policymaking body of any state agency is subject to OMA. NMSA 1978 § 10-15-1-B.

OMA defines “policymaking” broadly including those agencies that perform administrative adjudicatory functions including such functions generally as trial-type hearings to determine facts and reach conclusions in regard to individual legal rights. However, excepted from the rule are hearing officers specifically authorized by statute. The Attorney General’s Open Meetings Compliance Guide (8th Ed. 2015) (“AG OMA Guide”) Commentary, p. 8