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OM 14-24 Novak v. Western Coventry Fire District – Violation

The Fire District violated the OMA by failing to timely post its minutes on the secretary of state's website for seven (7) meetings. Rhode Island General Laws § 42-46-7(b)(2) states that "all volunteer fire companies, associations, fire district companies, or any other organization currently engaged in the mission of extinguishing fires and preventing fire hazards, whether it is incorporated or not, and whether it is a paid department or not, shall post unofficial minutes of their meetings within twenty-one (21) days of the meeting, but not later than seven (7) days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting, whichever is earlier, on the secretary of state's website." R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-7(b)(2).

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