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Open meeting law

Nevada’s open meeting law may be found in Chapter 241 of Nevada Revised Statutes.

“In enacting this chapter,” the law says, “the Legislature finds and declares that all public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.”

Notably, however, the Legislature has exempted itself by declaring that it is not a public body.

The best guidance for questions concerning meetings is the Attorney General’s manual, which can be found here.

About Barry Smith

Barry Smith is executive director of the Nevada Press Association. Before joining NPA, he was editor of the Nevada Appeal in Carson City and has been an editor, columnist and reporter.

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