Action Needed on Three Open Meeting Bills
Three bills to make Nevada’s government meetings more democratic will be considered by the state Senate’s government affairs committee at 9 a.m., Monday, May 2. They already have been approved by the Assembly.
- AB59 would fine government officials for knowingly participating in a meeting that violates the state’s open meetings law, and would require a public body that has been investigated by the Attorney General’s office for violating the open meetings law to include a related item on its meeting agenda.
- AB257 would require Nevada’s public bodies to schedule two public comment periods, one at a meeting’s start and the other at a meeting’s end.
- AB389 would require public bodies to make a “reasonable effort to allow the expression of competing [public] opinions” on agenda items.