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Questions Penalties for public-record law violators? Apply open-meeting law to Legislature? Give public 72 hours to read all bills before vote? Place local government union negotiations under open-meeting law? Require lobbyists to file quarterly reports? Will you sponsor any of the above?
Yes Yes Lean Yes - This may be impractical since there is a 120 day limit, if the 120 day limit was eliminated, yes. Yes Yes No Answer
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - I would be happy to sponsor legislation on all of them.
Yes Yes Lean Yes - I support a minimum of 24 hours Yes Yes Yes - I am always interested in sponsoring and supporting legislation that increases the transparency of state government.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - ALL
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - I would encourage a bill which would give the public more than 72 hours to review a bill. I would ...
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - 4
Maybe - For what violations and what penalties? I need more specific wording Yes Yes Yes Yes Lean Yes - Without the ability to read the detailed wording of these (or any) bill it is difficult to commit to. In ...
Yes - They should be held accountable just as any other financial, insurance, or professional firm. Other - It is great for Nevadan's to know when their lawmakers meet and be able to voice their opinions. The only ... Yes - It is amazing how many errors and omissions are found by everyday people. This could help the legislators out a ... Yes - This meetings deal directly with taxpayers money and should have a say. Yes Yes - I particularly like the open meeting laws for public employee unions. Making laws have to sit for 72 hours is ...
Maybe - If government officials violate any laws, they should be held accountable. However, I am not in favor of political witch ... Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - 4
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Any and all
Yes - Holding an elected or appointed position in the government is a a sacred trust. All members of our government should ... Yes - Whenever a bill is presented, all sessions of the Legislature where there is open debate must comply with all Open ... Yes - All bills should be able to survive the scrutiny of Nevada's citizens, and the citizens should be afforded every opportunity ... No - Negotiations, by their nature, are sensitive matters that an open meeting inclusion would transform into an entrenchment of sides, and ... Yes - Lobbying activities in this state have a significant impact on interim committees. Lobbyists should reporting their activities between sessions. Yes - If elected, I would be willing to support many of the above important issues to this state. I will work ...
Yes - I believe accountability starts with the people and ends with the people. We, are "The People." No one should be ... Yes - I strongly believe that " We The People" have a right to be active participants in the legislative process of ... Yes - Seventy two (72) hours should be the minimum time frame allotted for the public to read all bills before they ... Yes - I believe it will provide a good check and balance for all parties and increase the integrity of the negotiation ... Yes - I support full disclosure as it pertains to lobbyist and politicians receipt and/or spending of monies contributed by lobbyist.Elected officials ... Yes - I would sponsor any legislation related to the above questions that will ensure and allow full disclosure to "The People" ...
Other - This is a confusing question. What do you mean by “personal capacity”? Any public official who does not comply with ... No - The legislative process should be more open to the public but should not create an unmanageable administrative problem. The limit ... Yes - I support this concept. Paticularly in the last few weeks of the session when they suspend the rules. Yes Lean No - I make a distinction between paid lobbyists and professional lobbyists. Those lobbying 2 or 3 issues and receiving less than ... Yes
Yes Yes - Too often a measure is classified a “constitutional emergency”, at the end of the session, when there is no evidence ... Yes - No more bills handled ‘at the bar” just prior to Sine Die! Yes - thereby minimizing the passing the buck Olympics when bad contracts are revealed. Yes - as well as ending the loophole during the session where the lobbyist takes legislators out to Adele’s and has his ... Yes - I would be proud to sign on as a sponsor to all five & have supported these reforms for quite ...
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes - but I will go one step further, I support any criminal penalties for all people who violate any law. Yes Yes - and give easy access to these bills. After all, if elected, I will work for the people. Yes - Absolutely, any negotiations between local- government and public employees unions should be public." Yes Yes - I would sponsor legislation specifically with questions 3 and 5.
Yes Yes - all should follow same laws Yes - Public has right at other levels of law – laws should be applied equally to all not to some and ... Yes - why should they be “secret”? Yes - along with any contributions of any kind (meals, trips, etc.) Yes - any
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes - knowingly violating Nevada's public record laws requires prosecution Yes Yes - the public has the right to view proposed legislation that will affect their future Yes Yes Yes - all the above Transparency is necessary to establish trust in government and the legislative process
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Any and all
Yes - All government dealings are done on behalf of the citizens and should be open and transparent Yes Yes Yes No - That's more legislation and extra hoops and hurts anyone that pays someone to advocate as long as it is in ... No
Other - I support penalties outlined in the NRS. Yes - This is supposed to be the Peoples house. Yes - I believe all bills (final version) should be made public, on the Internet or by hard copy, to anyone who ... Yes Yes - It is obvious Lobbyists ply their trade during the non-legislative season. Lean Yes - My main concentration will be on legislation to remove job-killing fees and taxes in order to create jobs in Nevada. ...
Yes No - I believe during session it would be impossible due to the short amount of tim to get all the work ... Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - however we need to discuss.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - I will sponsor legislation for any & all of the above.
Yes Yes - No more back room deals. Yes - so that the public may contact their elected official and voice their opinions about the proposed law. Yes Maybe - Not sure. I don’t believe the reporting requirements currently enacted are used as they were intended and many times are ... Yes - All of them, as noted above.
Yes - Civil Penalties Yes Lean Yes - 72 Hours is a bit long (3 days), considering the large number of Bills that must be heard & voted ... Yes Yes - That would give those with concerns an idea as to what to expect in the next Session. Yes - Items 2 & 3 It would hopefully STOP the backroom deals!
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Answer Yes - #4 Public employee union negotiations should have public input
Yes - public records laws exist to inform the public of actions taken by government and government officials. As a public official, ... Yes - all actions taking by the state government and the legislature that affect the people of the State of Nevada should ... Yes - the public must have an opportunity to comment on and discuss any pending legislation with their representatives before it advances ... Yes - all actions taking by the state government and the legislature that affect the people of the State of Nevada should ... Yes - there are many interim committee meetings and off-the-record meetings in which paid lobbyists influence legislation before and after every legislative ... Yes - I strongly support more transparency in government and I would support additional legislation in these regards.
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - Item #3
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - #3 and #4
Yes - One of my frustrations is "the king does no wrong." Government officials should not be able to hide under the ... Yes - Open meeting laws applicable to the Legislature will lead to more responsible use of the public's money and other resources. Yes - With today's technology, all bills could easily be posted on publicly accessible (at no charge) web site prior to a ... Yes - Government in general is very irresponsible with public resources when negotiating with unions. Officials tend to want to appease unions ... Yes - Lobbying and back-door deals occur whether or not the Legislature is in session. State business should no longer be allowed ... Yes - As a new assemblyman I will be limited as to what I can introduce, but I would happily support anything ...
Yes Yes - Too often a measure is classified a “constitutional emergency” at the end of the session when there is no evidence ... Yes - No more bills handled "at the bar” just prior to Sine Die! Yes - thereby minimizing the passing the buck relay marathon when bad contracts are revealed. Yes - as well as ending the loophole that, during the session, allows the lobbyist to take legislators out to Adele’s and ... Yes - I would be proud to sign on as a sponsor to all five & have supported these reforms for quite ...
Yes - i do, but don't forget, you have to get the legislature to conform to the public meeting laws. Yes - i do, but don't forget, you have to get the legislature to conform to the public meeting laws. Yes - the public is really kept in the dark when it comes to the legislative process.(.the secrete posting of hearings.) Yes Yes - i believe that lobbyists should file quarterly reports on all elected officials every year. Yes - i would sponsor legislation on all the above issues.
Yes - if it is proven to be intentional Maybe - Undecided, it would slow and perhaps stop negotiations on important bills. Yes - in general. Does this include bills that are amended and then passed in the last two hours of a session? Maybe Yes Maybe
Yes - for willful violations Yes Yes Yes Yes No Answer
Lean Yes - I would support a civil penalty for the first offense with a fine and would support a tougher penalty for ... Yes - with some exemptions such as security issues. No - I would support it for 48 hours Yes - but I believe county and city governments should have the right to modify their own policies when it comes to ... Yes Maybe - Right now I have no intentions, it depends on what committee I will be assigned to.
Other - Would like to know current penalties and level of current enforcement Yes Yes Other - I don't know enough about this process to comment. Yes Yes - Open meeting law, 72 hr. printing of bills
Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Yes - I support. Please see Public Integrity statement in my website issues: www.mike16assembly.com Yes - should apply to the legislature. Other - would think 120 hours, five days, is more appropriate. But would compromise at 72. Yes - all public business should be subject to open meeting laws. See the Brown Act(Ca.), "the public has not delegated to ... Yes - Might support half-year filing when Legislature not in session. Yes - Have no specific bills in mind but would survey what other states demand of their public servants and transparency and ...
Yes Yes - Just requested BDR to do so for Interim committees, exploring ideas for whole session Lean Yes - (We may need some flexibility at end of session with 120-day limit) Yes Yes - Am exploring such legislation Yes - mentioned above
Yes Yes - especially for budget related issues. Yes - MORE TIME WOULD BE BETTER. Yes No - YEARLY WOULD BE ADEQUATE Yes
Other - On number 1 any violation of any law should be punishable by civil or criminal penalties with the same burden ... Other - 2 and 3 would require a constitutional amendment as it would be impossible to meet the posting requirements and 72 ... Other - 2 and 3 would require a constitutional amendment as it would be impossible to meet the posting requirements and 72 ... Yes - makes sense for salaries and the expenditure of tax dollars have to occur in an open meeting. Yes - I have no issue with any reasonable reporting requirements for anyone. Yes - I will work on and consider any of the proposed changes.
Yes Yes Yes - long overdue Yes - also long overdue Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - I would. I feel strongly about the issue addressed in question 1. The public has to have a way to ...
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - #3 72 hours
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - 3 & 5
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes - I don't support the right of public employees to organize, but if they organize, those negotiations must be open to ... Yes Yes - Any and all
Yes - Our former Gov. Gibbons belongs in prison Yes Yes Yes Yes - And in particular those who sit in the Legislature like Mark Amodei. Judge Russell 1st Dist. Court – Carson City ... Yes
Maybe - I would have to look at each situation separately and hear testimony before deciding the appropriate civil and/or criminal penalties ... Maybe - The Legislature already complies with many aspects of the open-meeting laws both during session and in the Interim. I would ... Lean Yes - I definitely think there needs to be a time period for public review of a bill before a floor vote ... No - I don't think inviting TV cameras into negotiations with public employee unions is in the best interest of government. There ... Yes - I sponsored this bill last session and was very disappointed in some of my colleagues' negative comments. Yes - If elected, I plan to re-introduce the lobbyist reporting bill between sessions.
Yes Yes Yes Yes - Independent Commission consisting of members of the community should be negotiating with the public unions. Public sector management should not ... Yes Yes - All
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Answer
Yes - Current penalties in NRS 239 do not go far enough. Likewise, I would support mandating the Attorney General's office to ... Yes - The only exception is when litigation is pending and the contents of the meeting would be subject to attorney client ... Yes - This is difficult because the schedule of the legislature is quite demanding, but I do believe this can be managed. Yes - Once again, unless litigation is pending, in which an open meeting would compromise the integrity of the government's case in ... Maybe - I don't have enough information on this to give a response. Yes - I would support any legislation which strengthens the public's access to government files, government meetings, etc. Therefore, I would support ...
Yes No - Not possible at the end of session. Don't have the 3 days No - Same as #2. Would like to see this happen. Yes Lean Yes - Would not have a problem with this if a good reporting system is developed. No Answer
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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - I would be happy to sponsor any of these especially #3 and #4
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No - My sponsorship as a freshman legislator will be limited; thus I cannot commit sponsorship for any issue at this time.