A bill dealing with how the state handles public records is headed to the governor’s desk, after clearing the Legislature just 30 minutes before Monday's deadline.
Senate Bill 287 would impose tougher penalties on agencies that block or stall fulfilling public records requests.
Those penalties were the subject of much debate during an Assembly committee hearing.
The final version of the bill says courts can decide if fines should be imposed, and to decide of employees willfully failed to comply with the law.
The Nevada Press Association and Right to Know Nevada were supporters of the bill. The Assembly unanimously passed the final version of the bill late Monday night.