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Open-meeting law fines may be increased

A bill draft from Nevada’s attorney general may propose stiffer penalties for public officials who violate the state’s open-meeting law.

During a meeting Wednesday, the attorney general’s Open Meeting Law Task Force — of which I am a member — looked at several possible changes to the law, including raising the fine for violations to $1,000 on a second offense and $2,500 for a third offense.

At the same time, board members would face no fine if they relied on incorrect legal advice from their attorney in committing a violation. (Read more here…)