Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Public Records Law Updated...Are You in Compliance?

Attention all public bodies....there are updates to New Mexico's Inspection of Public Records Act that go into effect very soon.  Attorney General Gary King urges public agencies subject to the law (you should know who you are, if not, let me know) to get acquainted with the newly adopted amendments. Members of the general public should give them a look too, so that you know what your rights are when it comes to requesting documents from government agencies.

Learn how public bodies are supposed to respond to records requests; see how new electronic technology affects records requests; and what the agency responsibilities are to protect personal information.

AG King is considered to be the father of the modern day Inspection of Public Records Act and the Open Meetings Act. He sponsored legislation establishing both during his time as a state legislator.  I think you can see why compliance with these laws is important to him as Attorney General and on a personal level.

Take a look at our news release on the IPRA updates and let us know if you have any questions.

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