Analysis

Synopsis:

 Senate Bill 39  (SB 39) provides an exemption to the Inspection of Public Records Act for the identity of those applying for appointive executive positions and creates an exception to that proposed exemption for the finalists for these appointive positions.  

SB 39 declares an emergency.

Analysis:

 Senate Bill 39 (SB 39) provides an exemption to the Inspection of Public Records Act for inspection of records concerning appointive executive positions.  It only requires disclosure of the names of finalists, generally three, for appointive executive positions.

SB 39 requires the posting of this information prominently on an agency’s website at least ten days prior to the final decision for the selection for that appointive executive position. It exempts medical and psychological records of the finalists from being made public or from public inspection or copying. 

SB 39 clarifies that § 21-1-16.1 NMSA 1978 still controls the conditions for revealing information about finalists for the position of president of a public institution of higher education.

It defines appointive executive position and finalist.

SB 39 declares an emergency.

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