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.

The ACLU of Nevada urges Nevadans concerned about transparent and fair government to support these bills by calling or emailing their State Senator or using the Legislature's Opinion Form.

  • 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.