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Fines to increase for violations of Idaho Open Meeting Law

Gov. Butch Otter has signed HB 324 into law, sharply increasing fines for violations of the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Fines for regular violations would rise from $50 to $250; fines for knowing violations would rise from $500 to $1,500; and fines for knowing, repeated violations would rise from $500 to $2,500.

From Eye on Boise/The Spokesman-Review

Public records policy set at county

Kootenai County now has a consistent, uniform policy to ensure public records requests are processed and handled according to state laws and court rules.

From the Coeur d’Alene Press

City council admits illegally voting via email

City officials in northern Idaho say they voted illegally four times over the past year.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Genesee city councilors acknowledged their actions during a special March 26 meeting. The four-member panel then voided its most recent email vote, which involved a lease agreement with the Latah County Library District.

From AP/Lewiston Tribune

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