This quiz covers violations to the Open Meetings Act.
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Violations to the Open Meetings Act–Quiz
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Question 1 of 5
The Public Regulatory Commission gave more than 72 hours notice of its regularly scheduled meeting. In the time period since it gave notice an issue has arisen in connection with its executive director whom the commissioners need to discuss in executive session. The issue is not on the agenda. Is such executive session permissible at the upcoming meeting?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 5
The PRC went ahead and met in executive session to discuss the executive director because the commissioners felt the matter was urgent. After meeting in closed session, the commissioners came out of the meeting and fired their executive director. The PRC attorney later told the commissioners they had to schedule a new meeting, give proper notice and then vote to fire the executive director. Did this cure the violation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 5
A citizen believes the PRC violated the Open Meetings Act by going into closed session to discuss the employment of the Executive Director when this matter was not on the agenda. The citizen marches down to the district court the day after the meeting and files a lawsuit against the PRC to compel compliance with OMA? Can a citizen file for enforcement of OMA on his or her own at this time?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 5
The PRC disagrees with its attorney and declines to revote on firing the Executive Director. After receiving several complaints about the PRC’s refusal to take further action, the New Mexico Attorney General files suit in District Court and obtains an injunction against the PRC. The injunction prevents the PRC from enforcing its vote to fire the Executive Director. Can the Attorney General pursue action to overthrow the unanimous vote of PRC commissioners?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 5
In addition to obtaining an injunction, the Attorney General also asks the court to impose a fine of $500 against each of the commissioners for his or her willful violation of OMA. Does the court have the authority to assess such fines?CorrectIncorrect