Nevada FOIA Laws

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Nevada Open Meetings Law

The Nevada Open Meetings Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. A meeting is any gathering of a quorum of the members of a public body to deliberate or decide on public matters. The act also includes serial meetings where each meeting has less than a quorum but the combination of the meeting results in a quorum decision and the meetings were held to try and violate the open meetings law. If violated, actions taken during the meeting are considered void and public officials who attend those meetings are guilty of misdemeanors.

Open Meetings Law N.R.S. 241 etseq.

Closed: To consider someone's character, alleged misconduct, or professional competence; and to conduct labor negotiations.

Nevada Open Records Act

The Nevada Open Records Act is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels. Public records includes all books and records of all government entities.

Anyone can request public records and there is no statement of purpose required. There are no restrictions with regard to the use of records and an individual should allow five business days for a response to a request.

Open Records Act N.R.S. 239 etseq.

Exempt: Over 300 exemptions. Custodians must balance privacy issues with public interest.

Visit, Nevada Sample FOIA Request, to view a sample FOIA request for the state.