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ACCIDENT REPORT INFORMATION

December 30, 2016

If an accident report involves a crime and a victim has affirmatively asserted their rights under Marsy’s law, certain contact information may be protected. Read the Opinion: 2016-L-04

NOTICE REQUIREMENTS IF QUORUM ATTENDS MEETING OF ANOTHER PUBLIC ENTITY

December 29, 2016

The North Valley Arts Council violated the law when a quorum of its member attended a Public Arts Commission meeting where a merger between the two organizations was discussed and approved but NOVAC did not provide notice of their attendance at the meeting. The NOVAC must create detailed minutes of the meeting. Read the Opinion: 2016-O-23

TAX STATUS OF LEASED STATE PROPERTY

December 15, 2016

State property leased for pasture or grazing purposes is exempt from a leasehold interest tax. Read the Opinion: 2016-L-03

FARGO CITY COMMISSION VIOLATED THE LAW

December 14, 2016

The Fargo City Commission violated the open meetings law when it took final action during a closed executive session. The City instead should have reconvened in an open meeting to make the motion and take a roll call vote.  Read the Opinion: 2016-O-22