Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

About OMA

The Open Meetings Act (OMA) is a state law, which provides the statutory guidelines for conducting public meetings. The Attorney General has the statutory authority to enforce OMA and to ensure that those public meetings covered by OMA are in compliance with state law. In order to assist the public and those that are covered by OMA we have a full printable copy of our OMA Compliance Guide online.

OMA Complaints

Complaints about possible violations, or questions pertaining to OMA should be referred to the Open Government Division. The Division enforces the Act by investigating and responding to written complaints from citizens. They can be reached at (505) 490-4060.

Monthly Trainings

The New Mexico Department of Justice regularly conducts educational presentations on these “Sunshine Laws” throughout the state.

The purpose of the presentation is to educate and assist New Mexicans regarding the importance of transparency and compliance, as well as the rights of the public under New Mexico’s Sunshine Laws, the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA). These events are open to all interested members and staff of state and local governments, school boards, commissions, media, and the general public. The first 90 minutes of each presentation addresses OMA followed by IPRA, and individuals can attend either or both trainings.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Though the trainings are offered at NO CHARGE, we do ask that you RSVP to Heather Sandoval at roadshows@nmag.gov or by telephone at (505) 717-3581. We look forward to your attendance. Please extend this invitation to others who may benefit from learning and understanding New Mexico’s Sunshine Laws.

OMA and IPRA Virtual Training

If you are interested in a virtual training, please send an email to roadshows@nmag.gov with your contact information.