Private agency, public dollars-Nevada

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Common Definition Themes
These 5 characteristics tend to recur in most state definitions for private agencies which are subject to FOIA laws.
1.) Receive or dispense public funds: No.pngf
2.) Created by a public agency: No.pngf
3.) Present themselves as a public entity: No.pngf
4.) Perform a public function: Yes.pngp


5.) Controlled or managed by a public entity: No.pngf

=The legal history does not mention this characteristic or it has rejected this characteristic as a potential defining aspect.


=This characteristic alone is sufficient to bring an organization under the FOIA.


=This is a part of a compound definition requiring multiple characteristics. The numbers after the symbol indicate the additional requirements.


=This is a characteristic that has been mentioned within the legal history and may aid in deciding whether or not the FOIA law applies to an organization but is not a part of a specific definition.

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The Nevada Open Records Act does not mention non-profits. It however does include university and educational foundation that are designed to promote and assist public school in its definition of public body.[2] It also includes in its definition of "local government entity" "any other public district or agency designed to perform local governmental functions."[3]


  1. This only applies to educational foundations(Nevada Statute 239.005) and local government corporations(Nevada Statute 239.121).
  2. Nevada Statute 239.005
  3. Nevada Statute 239.121

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