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What sorts of penalties can the board levy for founded violations of the law?

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What sorts of penalties can the board levy for founded violations of the law?

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The board can assess damages, void action taken in violation of the open meetings law, and require a government body or official to take any appropriate remedial action. The board does not have the authority to unilaterally remove a person from office, but it may file an action to remove someone under Chapters 21 or 22, which include “two strikes and you’re out” provisions that direct the court to order the removal of an official upon his or her second violation during a term.

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