Nevada Freedom of Information

In Nevada, freedom of information is provided under the Open Records Law and the Open Meetings Law. The Open Records Law is found under N.R.S. 239 et seq.  The stated purpose of the Nevada Open Records Act “is to foster democratic principles by providing members of the public with access to inspect and copy public books and records to the extent permitted by law.”  Furthermore, the Open Meetings Law is found under N.R.S. 241 et seq. The stated purpose of the Nevada Open Meeting Law is “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.”  The statement of purpose of the Open Meetings Act states, “in enacting this chapter, 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.”

 


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