[Rev. 11/21/2013 10:16:15 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 232A - BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND SIMILAR BODIES

NRS 232A.010††††††† Applicability; provisions are supplementary.

NRS 232A.020††††††† Residency requirement for appointment; terms of members; vacancies; qualification of member appointed as representative of general public; gubernatorial appointee prohibited from serving on more than one board, commission or similar body.

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††††† NRS 232A.010  Applicability; provisions are supplementary.

††††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided by law, this chapter applies to all members appointed by the Governor to boards, commissions or similar bodies.

††††† 2.  The provisions of this chapter are intended to supplement present statutes applicable to specific boards, commissions or similar bodies. This chapter does not abrogate or limit additional requirements imposed on such boards, commissions or similar bodies by statute or otherwise recognized by case law.

††††† (Added to NRS by 1977, 1176)

††††† NRS 232A.020  Residency requirement for appointment; terms of members; vacancies; qualification of member appointed as representative of general public; gubernatorial appointee prohibited from serving on more than one board, commission or similar body.

††††† 1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person appointed to a new term or to fill a vacancy on a board, commission or similar body by the Governor must have, in accordance with the provisions of NRS 281.050, actually, as opposed to constructively, resided, for the 6 months immediately preceding the date of the appointment:

††††† (a) In this State; and

††††† (b) If current residency in a particular county, district, ward, subdistrict or any other unit is prescribed by the provisions of law that govern the position, also in that county, district, ward, subdistrict or other unit.

††††† 2.  After the Governorís initial appointments of members to boards, commissions or similar bodies, all such members shall hold office for terms of 3 years or until their successors have been appointed and have qualified.

††††† 3.  A vacancy on a board, commission or similar body occurs when a member dies, resigns, becomes ineligible to hold office or is absent from the State for a period of 6 consecutive months.

††††† 4.  Any vacancy must be filled by the Governor for the remainder of the unexpired term.

††††† 5.  A member appointed to a board, commission or similar body as a representative of the general public must be a person who:

††††† (a) Has an interest in and a knowledge of the subject matter which is regulated by the board, commission or similar body; and

††††† (b) Does not have a pecuniary interest in any matter which is within the jurisdiction of the board, commission or similar body.

††††† 6.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 232.162, the Governor shall not appoint a person to a board, commission or similar body if the person is a member of any other board, commission or similar body.

††††† 7.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply if:

††††† (a) A requirement of law concerning another characteristic or status that a member must possess, including, without limitation, membership in another organization, would make it impossible to fulfill the provisions of subsection 1; or

††††† (b) The membership of the particular board, commission or similar body includes residents of another state and the provisions of subsection 1 would conflict with a requirement that applies to all members of that body.

††††† (Added to NRS by 1977, 1176; A 2005, 1581; 2011, 2992; 2013, 3387)