August 26, 2011

Transparency Review (8/22-826)

  • The Legislative Counsel Bureau approved new public records fees and campaign expense reports. According to the Nevada News Bureau, the LCB can now charge five cents per page after the first five pages of a request and 10 cents per page for color copies. Additionally, two new forms for PACs and campaign expenses were approved as required in AB452, one of several campaign finance reform bills passed during the 2011 Legislative session.
  • Taking advantage of their open meeting law exemption, the Legislative Commission and other interim committees have held several meetings this summer without posting meetings agendas or minutes. According to the Las Vegas Sun, one of the "juicier" behind-closed-doors moments included Republican Senators Barbara Cegavske and Michael Roberson vying for the Republican caucus leadership position.