Nevada Open Meeting Law
The City of Fernley and City Attorney are committed to openess in government. The Nevada Open Meeting Law (OML) was enacted in 1960 to ensure that the actions and deliberations of public bodies be conducted openly. Below is a brief overview of the law, but is not intended to address all provisions of the OML, or all issues that arise under the OML.
The OML governs meetings of public bodies. A public body is any administrative, advisory, executive, or legislative body of the state or local government, which expends, disburses, or is supported in whole or in part by tax revenue, or which advises or makes recommendations to any entity which expends, disburses, or is supported in whole or in part by tax revenue, including any board, commission, committee, subcommittee, or other subsidiary.
The OML only applies to meetings of a quorum of the members of a public body. A quorum is a simple majority of the membership of a public body, or another proportion established by law. A meeting occurs when a quorum of the public body is present to deliberate toward a decision, or take action on any matter over which the public body has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power.
Resources: For more information please visit the Attorney General’s website
- Contact Information
Information was provided by the Nevada Office of the Attorney General.
Phone: 775.684.1100 or 702.486.3420
Fax: 775.684.1108 or 702.486.3768