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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2315ê

 

RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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FILE NUMBER 1, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Assemblyman Francis

 

FILE NUMBER 1

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Adopting standing rules of the assembly for the 63rd session of the legislature.

 

      resolved by the Assembly of the state of nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules as amended by the 62nd session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 63rd session of the legislature:

 

      1.  Rule 6 is hereby repealed and its number reserved for future use.

      2.  Rule 40 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Assembly [shall be] are as follows:

      1.  Ways and Means, thirteen members.

      2.  Judiciary, [eleven] thirteen members.

      3.  Taxation, eleven members.

      4.  Elections, seven members.

      5.  Education, [seven] nine members.

      6.  Legislative Functions, [nine] seven members.

      7.  Natural Resources, [Environment and] Agriculture [,] and Mining, seven members.

      8.  Labor and Management, nine members.

      9.  Transportation, [eleven] nine members.

      10.  Commerce, thirteen members.

      11.  Economic Development [,] and Tourism , [and Mining,] nine members.

      12.  Health and Welfare, [nine] seven members.

      13.  Government Affairs, [eleven] thirteen members.

 

      3.  Rule 41 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Appointment of Committees.

      Except as otherwise provided in [Assembly Standing Rules 23 and 101,] Rule 23, all committees [shall] must be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise directed by the Assembly. The Speaker shall designate the chairman and vice-chairman of each committee. [The Chairman shall appoint one member as vice-chairman with the permission of the Speaker.]


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2316 (File Number 1, AR 1)ê

 

      4.  Rule 44 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Committee on Legislative Functions.

      The Committee on Legislative Functions has jurisdiction over matters relating to personnel. It shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attaché and employees of the Assembly not otherwise provided for by law. It [shall have authority to] may suspend or remove any such attaché or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty . [, pending final action by the Assembly.] It shall function as the Committee on Rules and as the Committee on Credentials of the Assembly.

 

      5.  Rules 101 and 107 are hereby repealed and their numbers reserved for future use.

      6.  Rule 108 is hereby added to read as follows:

      After a bill or resolution is introduced, unless the Assembly acts upon it without referral, it must lie on the Chief Clerk’s desk until the next legislative day before it may be referred to a committee.

      7.  Rule 120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Order of Business.

      The [Order of Business shall] order of business must be as follows:

      1.  Roll Call.

      2.  Reading and Approval of Journal.

      3.  Presentation of Petitions.

      4.  Reports of Standing Committees.

      5.  Reports of Select Committees.

      6.  Messages from the Governor.

      7.  Messages from the Senate.

      8.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

      9.  Introduction [,] and First Reading [and Reference.] of Legislative Measures.

      10.  Reference of Measures to Committees.

      11.  Consent Calendar.

      [11.] 12.  Second reading and Amendment.

      [12.] 13.  General File and Third Reading.

      [13.] 14.  Unfinished Business of Preceding Day.

      [14.] 15.  Special Orders of the Day.

      [15.] 16.  Remarks from the Floor, limited to ten minutes.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2317ê

 

FILE NUMBER 2, AR 2

Assembly Resolution No. 2–Assemblyman Bogaert

 

FILE NUMBER 2

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing allowances to the leaders and other members of the assembly for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the assembly for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $1,000, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the speaker, speaker pro tempore, majority floor leader, minority floor leader and chairman of each standing committee of the assembly for postage, telephone tolls and other communication charges is $300; and be it further

      resolved, That these amounts be certified by the speaker and the chief clerk to the state controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the legislative fund, and the state treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay these warrants.

 

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FILE NUMBER 3, AR 3

Assembly Resolution No. 3–Assemblyman Bogaert

 

FILE NUMBER 3

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of attachés.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That the following persons are elected as attachés of the assembly for the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Carol L. Moore, Joan Anderson, Amy Phelps, Linda Corbett, R.J. Clason, Gus K. West, Todd Westergard, Christy Canatsey, Greg Gardella, Ramona Yeary Jones, Maxine Morrison, Terry Carmona, Gina Kangas, Diane Kerrigan, Evelyn Larkin, Evelyn Shewan, Henry E. Gardner, Charles L. Daniels, William Marks, Wilfred J. Wick, Lavelle Johnson, Sally Dunfield, Nancy Dickson, Morse Burley, Sylvia Campbell, Mary Carel, Ed Cordisco, Charlene Ethridge, Martha Laird, Jack Loy, Jane Mathis, Shanna Pozzi, Jane Ternau, Harold B. Wright, Pat Hatch, Erma Hewitson, Heather Anderson, Nancy Brown, Darlene Cain, Jeanne Church, Sandra Hines, Grace Jay, Jean Kvam, Gloria Lohner, C.J. McGraw, Janet Murino, Deborah Redican, Marjorie Robertson, Judy Sappenfield, Colleen White, Deborah Zuspan, Jeanie Davis, Jody Dunn, Elaine Fisher, Ila Glaze, Kay Graves, Verna Koerting, Yhvona Martin, Gladys Nemeth, Charise Selover and Christine Shaw.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2318ê

 

FILE NUMBER 4, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senators Gibson and Raggio

 

FILE NUMBER 4

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Adopting standing rules of the senate for the 63rd session of the legislature.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the Senate Standing Rules as amended by the 62nd session are adopted, with the following amendments, as the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 63rd session of the legislature:

      1.  Rule 40 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Senate and their respective jurisdiction for the reference of bills and resolutions are as follows:

      1.  Commerce and Labor, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 52-57, and chapters 461, 461A, 489, 703-704A and 707-712 of NRS.

      2.  Human Resources and Facilities, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 33, 34, 37-39 and 42 and chapters 439-460 and 583-585 of NRS.

      3.  Natural Resources, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 26 and 45-50 and chapters 488, 581, 582 and 586-590 of NRS, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

      4.  Finance, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting chapter 286 of NRS and over appropriations, operating and capital budgets, bonding and any measures carrying or requiring appropriations and favorably reported by any other committee unless such reference is dispensed with by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.

      5.  Government Affairs, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily the districts from which members of the legislature are elected and Titles 18-22, 24, 25, 27-31 and 36 and chapters 281-285, 287, 288 and 407 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

      6.  Judiciary, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 1-16 and 41 of NRS.

      7.  Legislative Affairs [,] and Operations, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 17 of NRS, except the districts from which members of the legislature are elected, and the operation of the legislative session.

      8.  Taxation, [eight] seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 32 of NRS.

      9.  Transportation, [six] seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 44 and chapters 403-406, 408-410, 481-487, 705 and 706 of NRS.


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2319 (File Number 4, SR 1)ê

 

measures affecting primarily Title 44 and chapters 403-406, 408-410, 481-487, 705 and 706 of NRS.

      2.  Rule 120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Order of Business.

      1.  Roll Call.

      2.  Prayer by the Chaplain.

      3.  Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

      4.  Reading and Approval of the Journal.

      5.  Report of Standing Committees.

      6.  Messages from the Governor.

      7.  Messages from the Assembly.

      8.  Communications from State Officers.

      9.  Motions, Resolutions, and Notices.

      10.  Introduction, First Reading and Reference of Bills.

      11.  [Second Reading and Amendment of Bills.

      12.]  Consent Calendar.

      12.  Second Reading and Amendment of Bills.

      13.  Business on General File.

      14.  Unfinished Business.

      15.  Special Orders of the Day.

      16.  Remarks from the Floor, Introduction of Guests.

      [15.  Unfinished Business.]

 

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FILE NUMBER 5, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senators Gibson and Raggio

 

FILE NUMBER 5

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing allowances to the leadership and other members of the senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the senate for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $1,000, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the president and president pro tempore of the senate, the majority and minority leaders of the senate, and the chairman of each standing committee of the senate for postage, telephone tolls and other charges for communications is $300; and be it further

      resolved, That these amounts be certified by the president and the secretary to the state controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the legislative fund, and the state treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay these warrants.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2320ê

 

FILE NUMBER 6, SR 3

Senate Resolution No. 3–Senators Gibson and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 6

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of attachés.

 

      resolved by he senate of the state of nevada, That the following persons are elected as attachés of the senate for the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Mary Jo Mongelli, Ann Moyle, Linda Keaton, Mary Phillips, Vernon Bunker, Mike Leahy, Shanna Pozzi, Derek Rowley, Laverna Marwin, Jeanne Douglass, Sally Jo Boyes, Toni Bryant, Carolyn Freeland, Nancy Hayslip, Julie Hofmann, Marilyn Hofmann, Barbara Kightlinger, Rosalie Lansdowne, Susan Parkhurst, Pamela Robinson, Joan Thran, Marilyn Tremper, Linda Bounds, Lucille Hill, Marilyn White, Clara Balmer, Lisa Bodensteiner, Mary Ellen Patt, Sally Rigg, Shannon Reinhardt, Shirley Hammon, Lee-Ann Keever, Barbara Morrow, Phyllis Barnnes, Janet Butler, Juanita Cone, Edward Cordisco, Doris Fry, Alfred Perondi, Oliver Perondi.

 

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FILE NUMBER 7, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Assemblymen Bogaert, Bergevin, Joerg, Nicholas, Coffin, DuBois, Lambert, Dini, Thompson, Ham, Nevin, Zimmer, Swain, Tebbs, Spriggs, Banner, Rader, O’Donnell, Fairchild, Marvel, Sedway, Malone, Price, Little, Kerns, Jeffrey, Williams, Beyer, Schofield, Collins, Francis, Horne, Humke, Craddock, Sader, Roberts, Getto, Stone, Arberry Bilyeu, McGaughey and Thomas

 

FILE NUMBER 7

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing support for the Reno/Tahoe Winter Games Organizing Committee, Inc. in its efforts to bring the Winter Olympics to Lake Tahoe.

 

      whereas, The international Olympic games have historically been man’s most successful effort at bringing together the peoples of the world in international competition; and

      whereas, The Olympic games have been held successfully in the United States; and

      whereas, The winter Olympics of 1960 at Squaw Valley, California, created pride in and recognition for Reno and Lake Tahoe and were a factor in the development of one of the finest areas for skiing in the world; and

      whereas, The area surrounding Reno and Lake Tahoe has many of the finest facilities for recreational activities in the winter and served as the gateway to the summer Olympics of 1984 in Los Angeles; and

      whereas, The citizens of Nevada, particularly the citizens in the area surrounding Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe, would benefit in many ways if Nevada served as host for future winter Olympic games, one such benefit being an increased interest in the area during the winter by nonresidents; and


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2321 (File Number 7, ACR 1)ê

 

      whereas, The staging of the games would bring worldwide attention to the fact that this area is capable of providing a large variety of recreational activities in the winter, and this area would be known internationally for many years to come for its recreational facilities; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That this legislature supports the Reno/Tahoe Winter Games Organizing Committee, Inc. in its attempts to bring the winter Olympics to this area; and be it further

      resolved, That this legislature commends the committee’s dedication to the betterment of our community and encourages the committee in its efforts to achieve its stated goals; and be it further

      resolved,That this legislature commends the city of Reno for choosing the Reno/Tahoe Winter Games Organizing Committee, Inc. as its agent in this endeavor; and be it further

      resolved,That the legislative counsel transmit copies of this resolution to members of the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee.

 

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FILE NUMBER 8, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 8

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional attaché.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Joan Polichio is elected as an additional attaché of the assembly for the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 9, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Assemblymen Humke, Bogaert, Nicholas, Stone, Beyer, Sader, Nevin, Swain, Lambert and Kerns

 

FILE NUMBER 9

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending various persons, organizations and enterprises who responded to the crash of an aircraft in Reno on January 21, 1985.

 

      whereas, The crash of an aircraft owned by Galaxy Airlines in Reno on January 21, 1985, and its tragic consequences, created a grave emergency requiring immediate action; and

      whereas, In response to that tragedy, many citizens in the community and various businesses and organizations promptly came forward to offer their services where they were most needed; and

      whereas, Because of the generosity, hard work, dedication and self-sacrifice of these citizens, businessmen, and members of the organizations, the aftermath of this tragedy was handled in a safe, efficient and cooperative manner; now, therefore, be it

 


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organizations, the aftermath of this tragedy was handled in a safe, efficient and cooperative manner; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That this legislature commends and extends its appreciation to all the citizens and various businesses and organizations who assisted in this emergency, including:

      1.  The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

      2.  The Washoe County Sheriff’s Hasty Team.

      3.  The Washoe County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse.

      4.  The Washoe County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputies.

      5.  The Washoe County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

      6.  The Reno Police Department.

      7.  The Nevada Highway Patrol.

      8.  The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.

      9.  The Reno Fire Department.

      10.  The Airport Fire Department.

      11.  Care Flight.

      12.  Medic 1 - Advanced Emergency Services.

      13.  Washoe Medical Center.

      14.  St. Mary’s Hospital.

      15.  Aids Ambulance.

      16.  Medic Air.

      17.  The Washoe County Office of Emergency Management.

      18.  The Washoe County Coroner’s Office.

      19.  The Washoe County Fairgrounds.

      20.  The Washoe County Health Department.

      21.  The Washoe County Manager’s Office.

      22.  The Washoe Medical Center Social Services Department.

      23.  The Washoe County Road Department.

      24.  The Federal Aviation Administration.

      25.  The National Transportation Safety Board.

      26.  The City of Reno Road Department.

      27.  The Nevada Department of Transportation.

      28.  Sierra Pacific Power Company.

      29.  Nevada Bell.

      30.  Sani-Hut.

      31.  Bonanza Produce.

      32.  Western Nevada Supply.

      33.  Commercial Hardware.

      34.  Desert Mountain Oil Company.

      35.  Personal Development Consultants.

      36.  The Air National Guard.

      37.  The Nevada National Guard.

      38.  The Washoe County Commission.

      39.  The Reno City Council.

      40  The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      41.  McDonald’s.

      42.  Carl’s, Jr.


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      43.  The American Red Cross.

      44.  The Salvation Army.

      45.  The Combined Dispatch Center.

      46.  The Washoe Jeep Squadron.

      47.  Model Dairy.

      48.  Mr. Donut.

      49.  Peppermill Corporation.

      50.  University of Nevada-Reno Search and Rescue.

 

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FILE NUMBER 10, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Senators Wagner, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 10

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating February as American History Month and commending the Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

      whereas, Many significant events in American history have occurred in the month of February, including the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the abolition of slavery, the sinking of the battleship MAINE, John Glenn’s orbital flight and Richard Nixon’s trip to the People’s Republic of China; and

      whereas, The Daughters of the American Revolution have performed an important role in the education of this nation’s people about the institutions and ideals of the United States; and

      whereas, The month of February should be set aside for Americans to reflect upon their great heritage; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That this legislature commends the chapters in Nevada of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the many contributions they make to an understanding of America’s historic past; and be it further

      resolved, That February be designated as American History Month.

 

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FILE NUMBER 11, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Senators Gibson, Bilbray, Foley, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Shaffer, Vergiels, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 11

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating February 7, 1985, as A Salute to the Decade of Disabled Persons.

 

      whereas, The United Nations has officially proclaimed the period of 1983 to 1992 as the Decade of Disabled Persons and has urged all nations and organizations to improve living conditions for this planet’s one-half billion disabled inhabitants; and

 


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2324 (File Number 11, SCR 16)ê

 

nations and organizations to improve living conditions for this planet’s one-half billion disabled inhabitants; and

      whereas, The citizens of Nevada are encouraged to understand the needs and goals of the disabled and recognize the valuable contributions made to the life of this nation and state by disabled persons; and

      whereas, Individual persons, private organizations and governmental agencies should work together to expand opportunities for education, employment and recreational, social and cultural activities for the disabled; now, therefore be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That February 7, 1985, is designated as A Salute to the Decade of Disabled Persons.

 

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FILE NUMBER 12, SCR 17

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Senators Neal, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Shaffer, Vergiels, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 12

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating Black History Month and commending the Black citizens of Nevada.

 

      whereas, Black people play a significant role in the development of this nation and have overcome obstacles which would have been insurmountable had they not been dedicated to the principle of the equality of mankind; and

      whereas, The month of February is an annual reminder of the invaluable contributions Blacks make nationally, as well as locally, to the cause of freedom; and

      whereas, That month is set aside for Americans to reflect on the progress made by a race of people who continue to display pride in their heritage and strength while facing the future; now, therefore be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That this legislature commends the Black citizens of Nevada on the many contributions they make in the development of this state and commemorates February 1985 as Black History Month.

 

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FILE NUMBER 13, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 13

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of additional attachés.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Priscilla C. Taylor and Sharon L. Brown are elected as additional attachés of the assembly for the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2325ê

 

FILE NUMBER 14, ACR 10

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Assemblymen Dini, Getto, Bergevin, Marvel and Bilyeu

 

FILE NUMBER 14

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Fred Fulstone.

 

      whereas, On January 8, 1985, the people of the State of Nevada lost a man who gave unselfishly of himself throughout his life; and

      whereas, Fred Fulstone was born on May 4, 1889, in Genoa and had lived in Smith Valley since 1902; and

      whereas, Fred Fulstone was a farmer and a rancher and a charter member of the Smith Valley Rotary Club; and

      whereas, Fred Fulstone was cofounder and past director of the Walker River Irrigation District and served on numerous agricultural and livestock boards during his life; and

      whereas, Fred Fulstone married Mary Ruth Hill, known to friends as “Dr. Mary,” on July 16, 1919, and the couple had been married 65 years; and

      whereas, He is survived by his wife; sons Fred Jr. and Richard, of Smith Valley and David of Yerington; daughters Eleanor Killebrew of South Lake Tahoe and Jeanne Corfee of California; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the legislative body express their sincere condolences to the family of the late Fred Fulstone; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mary Fulstone.

 

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FILE NUMBER 15, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 15

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the mutual consent of the assembly and senate to an adjournment from Wednesday, February 20, to Monday, February 25, 1985.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That each house hereby consents to the adjournment of the other, upon the conclusion of its legislative business for February 20, until its normal convening hour on Monday, February 25, 1985.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2326ê

 

FILE NUMBER 16, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Senators Raggio, Wilson, Wagner, Mello and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 16

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Congratulating Harold’s Club on its 50th anniversary.

 

      whereas, It was 50 years ago, on February 23, 1935, that Harold Smith opened the doors of Harold’s Club, then just one room crowded between two bingo parlors, with a single 8-foot roulette wheel; and

      whereas, From this modest beginning Harold’s Club grew to become a leader in gaming through its innovative advertising and its employment of women as dealers; and

      whereas, Harold’s Club has a long tradition of community service which includes the Smith Scholarship Fund, bringing world famous concert artists to perform in Reno and active participation in the campaign to improve the highway from Reno to California; and

      whereas, Harold’s Club was among the first to recognize Nevada’s rich and exciting history and to preserve it in displays in the club, and will soon do so in a new museum; and

      whereas, Harold’s Club is a valued member of the community of Reno and the State of Nevada and is a model of progress and concern for the community for all persons involved in gaming; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That Harold’s Club be congratulated for its 50 years of contributions to the people of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Harold’s Club.

 

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FILE NUMBER 17, SCR 19

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Senators Foley, Bilbray, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 17

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating February 19, 1985, as Nevada Arts Day.

 

      whereas, The arts in Nevada enhance the quality of life in the state, provide a creative outlet for its citizens and enrich the education of our children; and

      whereas, The arts contribute significantly to the economic diversification of the state and serve as another positive attraction for the enjoyment of tourists; and

      whereas, The number of organizations devoted to the arts in Nevada has increased from 60 to over 200 during the past 10 years; and

      whereas, Audiences attending events devoted to the arts have increased from 200,000 in 1975 to an estimated 500,000 for 1985; and


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      whereas, The 6th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards for Art will be presented in Carson City on February 19, 1985; and

      whereas, Artistic vision and expression celebrates the human spirit and enlightens and enriches us all; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That in recognition of the enduring and continuing contribution of the arts in Nevada, February 19, 1985, is hereby declared as Nevada Arts Day.

 

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FILE NUMBER 18, AR 6

Assembly Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 18

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional attaché.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Janine Sagues is elected as an additional attaché of the assembly for the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 19, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 19

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Amending Rule 40 of the standing rules of the senate to assign chapter 289 to the jurisdiction of the committee on government affairs.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That Rule 40 of the Standing Rules of the Senate is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Senate and their respective jurisdiction for the reference of bills and resolutions are as follows:

      1.  Commerce and Labor, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 52-57, and chapters 461, 461A, 489, 703-704A and 707-712 of NRS.

      2.  Human Resources and Facilities, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 33, 34, 37-39 and 42 and chapters 439-460 and 583-585 of NRS.

      3.  Natural Resources, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 26 and 45-50 and chapters 488, 581, 582 and 586-590 of NRS, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

      4.  Finance, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting chapter 286 of NRS and over appropriations, operating and capital budgets, bonding and any measures carrying or requiring appropriations and favorably reported by any other committee unless such reference is dispensed with by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.


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requiring appropriations and favorably reported by any other committee unless such reference is dispensed with by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.

      5.  Government Affairs, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily the districts from which members of the legislature are elected and Titles 18-22, 24, 25, 27-31 and 36 and chapters 281-285, 287 [, 288] -289, and 407 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

      6.  Judiciary, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 1-16 and 41 of NRS.

      7.  Legislative Affairs [,] and Operations, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 17 of NRS, except the districts from which members of the legislature are elected, and the operation of the legislative session.

      8.  Taxation, [eight] seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 32 of NRS.

      9.  Transportation, [six] seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 44 and chapters 403-406, 408-410, 481-487, 705 and 706 of NRS.

 

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FILE NUMBER 20, ACR 3

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Committee on Education

 

FILE NUMBER 20

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the superintendent of public instruction to conduct research to determine whether the methods used to diagnose problems resulting from dyslexia and other specific disabilities in learning correlate with the methods used to correct such problems.

 

      whereas, The amount of available information relating to dyslexia and other specific disabilities in learning is increasing rapidly; and

      whereas, The effectiveness of the methods used to diagnose and correct problems resulting from these disabilities in learning is the subject of debate among many educators; and

      whereas, Such information is most valuable when effectively applied to correct problems in learning; and

      whereas, It is an urgent concern among educators to determine the most effective methods for diagnosing and correcting such problems in learning; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature urges the superintendent of public instruction to conduct research to determine whether the methods used to diagnose problems resulting from dyslexia and other specific disabilities in learning correlate with the methods used to correct such problems.

 

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FILE NUMBER 21, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Education

 

FILE NUMBER 21

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging additional public and private support for nonprofit corporations and institutions of higher learning in this state which conduct research and develop programs to assist pupils who have dyslexia or other specific disabilities in learning.

 

      whereas, The need to conduct research in the area of dyslexia and other specific disabilities in learning is important to the citizens of this state; and

      whereas, Much of the research in this area is conducted by nonprofit corporations and institutions of higher learning; and

      whereas, Pupils who have dyslexia or other specific disabilities in learning are direct beneficiaries of this research; and

      whereas, This research is of great value to many educators in this state; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature urges additional public and private support for nonprofit corporations and institutions of higher learning in this state which conduct research and develop programs to assist pupils who have dyslexia or other specific disabilities in learning.

 

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FILE NUMBER 22, ACR 17

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Assemblymen Thompson, Schofield, Fairchild, Rader, Lambert, O’Donnell, Williams, McGaughey, Banner, Bogaert, Getto, Kerns, Francis, Dini, Ham, Jeffrey, Thomas, Horne, Zimmer, Sader, Arberry, Nevin, Swain, Spriggs, Coffin, Tebbs, Craddock, Roberts, Humke, Nicholas, Beyer, Stone, Collins, DuBois, Price, Bergevin, Malone, Sedway, Marvel, Joerg and Bilyeu

 

FILE NUMBER 22

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending parent-teacher associations and designating March 11, 1985, as Nevada PTA Day.

 

      whereas, Education of the youth of our nation is of primary importance and is a concern of the citizens of Nevada and the United States; and

      whereas, One national organization has rendered significant service to the cause of education and enhancement of family unity by bringing together the nation’s primary and secondary educators and the parents of the children and young people whom they teach; and

      whereas, The Nevada Parent-Teacher Association is a strong link in the chain of state associations which have been a positive force in the development of the American educational system; and

      whereas, The Nevada Parent-Teacher Association has been a recognized organization since 1941 and has a current membership of 23,259 people; and

      whereas, The Nevada Parent-Teacher Association is a group which is becoming more aggressive in its support of legislation promoting the welfare and education of youth; and

 


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becoming more aggressive in its support of legislation promoting the welfare and education of youth; and

      whereas, A date has been reserved honoring the Nevada Parent-Teacher Association for the past four sessions of the Nevada legislature; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature declares March 11, 1985, to be PTA Day in Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That the people of Nevada and their elected representatives in the legislature commend the national PTA, the Nevada PTA and each parent-teacher association in the State of Nevada upon their outstanding contributions to education in the State of Nevada and the United States of America.

 

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FILE NUMBER 23, ACR 18

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Assemblymen Thomas and Joerg

 

FILE NUMBER 23

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating March 11, 1985, as the Day of Recognition for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Museum.

 

      whereas, The Virginia & Truckee Railroad was the first short-line railway in Nevada and carried the commerce of the silver state for 80 years; and

      whereas, The Virginia & Truckee Railroad became the most famous mining railway in America and has been celebrated in many history books; and

      whereas, Many of the vintage steam locomotives and antique passenger and freight cars of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad were sold to various Hollywood movie studios and won immortality on the silver screen; and

      whereas, The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad, two of the original transcontinental railroads built across the western states, have donated valuable railroad equipment to the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Museum; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby expresses its gratitude to the Union Pacific Railroad and to the Southern Pacific Railroad for their assistance in the continued expansion of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Museum; and be it further

      resolved, That Monday, March 11 be designated as a Day of Recognition for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Museum; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the chief executive officer of the Union Pacific Railroad and the chief executive officer of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company.


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Railroad and the chief executive officer of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company.

 

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FILE NUMBER 24, SJR 3 of the 62nd Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 3 of the 62nd Session–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 24

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to remove the provision for taxing shares of stock in banking corporations.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 1.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except mines and mining claims, when not patented, the proceeds alone of which shall be assessed and taxed, and when patented, each patented mine shall be assessed at not less than five hundred dollars ($500), except when one hundred dollars ($100) in labor has been actually performed on such patented mine during the year, in addition to the tax upon the net proceeds . [; shares]

      2.  Shares of stock , [(except shares of stock in banking corporations),] bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt. [Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the]

      3.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

      4.  Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or afterward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged.


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      5.  The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

      6.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

      7.  No inheritance or estate tax shall ever be levied . [, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law]

      8.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes.

 

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FILE NUMBER 25, SJR 23 of the 62nd Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 23 of the 62nd Session–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 25

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to allow the legislature to provide for referees in district courts.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 6 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 6.  1.  The District Courts in the several Judicial Districts of this State shall have original jurisdiction in all cases excluded by law from the original jurisdiction of justices’ courts. They shall also have final appellate jurisdiction in cases arising in Justices Courts, and such other inferior tribunals as may be established by law. The District Courts, and the Judges thereof shall have power to issue writs of Mandamus, Injunction, Quo-Warranto, Certiorari, and all other writs proper and necessary to the complete exercise of their jurisdiction; and also shall have power to issue writs of Habeas Corpus on petition by, or on behalf of any person held in actual custody in their respective districts.

      2.  The legislature may provide by law for referees in district courts.

 

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FILE NUMBER 26, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Senators Vergiels, Jacobsen, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 26

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Recognizing Pat Clark, Sr., for his distinguished service to the citizens of Nevada.

 

      whereas, Pat Clark, Sr., came to Nevada from his native New York in 1938 and quickly established himself as a prominent businessman and civic leader in Las Vegas; and

      whereas, Over the past 40 years, Pat has given selflessly of himself to his community, his state and his country; and

      whereas, He has served in many public offices including the Las Vegas City Commission and as Mayor pro tem and as acting police commissioner; and

      whereas, He has always been active in numerous service and community organizations including the Jaycees and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; and

      whereas, He has also been an active Catholic layman giving generously of his time and resources to help the parochial schools of Las Vegas; and

      whereas, He is an outstanding example of a true Nevadan; independent yet always ready to help others around him and a businessman willing to generously contribute to the political and civic life of his community; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That Pat Clark, Sr., be recognized and honored for his many outstanding contributions to the citizens of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Park Clark, Sr.

 

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FILE NUMBER 27, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Senators Gibson and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 27

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of additional attachés.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That Jolene Miley and Lauren Arends are elected as additional attachés of the senate for the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 28, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senators Redelsperger, Gibson, Neal, Jacobsen, Bilbray, Mello, Glover, Hickey, Robinson, Horn, Foley, Ryan, Vergiels, Rhoads, O’Connell, Shaffer, Rawson and Raggio

 

FILE NUMBER 28

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Department of Energy to locate the SP-100 Space Reactor Program at the Nevada Test Site.

 

      whereas, The Nevada Research and Development Center of the Nevada Test Site is among the foremost facilities for the development and testing of nuclear power systems for use in space; and

      whereas, The United States Department of Energy is about to select a location for the development and testing of a new nuclear power system for use in space designated the SP-100 Space Reactor program; and

      whereas, The location of this program in Nevada would take advantage of the excellent facilities that already exist at the site and would also create additional jobs and income for Nevadans and further the economic growth of the state; and

      whereas, The location of such research projects will encourage the enlargement and diversification of the engineering programs offered by the University of Nevada System by fostering the demand for qualified engineering graduates throughout Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature hereby urges the Secretary of the Department of Energy to select the Nevada Test Site as the location for the SP-100 Space Reactor Program and any resulting programs for similar purposes; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Department of Energy and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 29, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Committee on Education

 

FILE NUMBER 29

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging school districts to increase the use of pupils as tutors in the classroom to assist pupils who have disabilities in learning.

 

      whereas, Cooperation and encouragement are extremely important in creating an environment in which to learn; and


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      whereas, Pupils learn better in an environment in which they assume an active role in their education; and

      whereas, The resources available to assist pupils who have disabilities in learning are inadequate in many school in this state; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature urges the school districts to increase the use of pupils as tutors in the classroom to assist pupils who have disabilities in learning.

 

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FILE NUMBER 30, SCR 18

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Senators Ryan, Raggio and Rawson

 

FILE NUMBER 30

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging school districts to remove disruptive pupils from the classroom, to provide an alternative for such pupils, and to expel pupils if they continue to be disruptive.

 

      whereas, Teachers are spending a great deal of time disciplining disruptive pupils, time that should be used to instruct pupils; and

      whereas, Every pupil has a right to expect an environment where he may learn free from disruptions; and

      whereas, Disruptive students need to be placed in a tightly controlled environment; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That each school district of the State of Nevada is encouraged to provide a system of discipline whereby pupils who consistently disrupt a class may be removed from that class and placed in an alternate setting designed to deal with their disruptive behavior; and be it further

      resolved, That each school district is urged to expel disruptive pupils if they continue their disruptive behavior after being placed in an alternative class provided by the district.

 

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FILE NUMBER 31, ACR 20

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Humke, Swain, Nevin, Thomas, Ham, Joerg, Getto, Banner, O’Donnell, Lambert, Rader, Fairchild, Little, Williams, Bogaert, McGaughey, Kerns, Francis, Dini, Jeffrey, Schofield, Horne, Sader, Arberry, Tebbs, Coffin, Spriggs, Craddock, Roberts, Nicholas, Thompson, Beyer, Stone, DuBois, Collins, Price, Bergevin, Malone, Sedway, Marvel, Bilyeu and Zimmer

 

FILE NUMBER 31

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the members of the Nevada National Guard and designating March 22, 1985, as Nevada National Guard Day.

 

      whereas, The Nevada Army National Guard was founded in 1860 and the Nevada Air National Guard was founded in 1948; and


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      whereas, The Nevada National Guard, with over 2,000 members in its two branches, provides great public service to the citizens of Nevada during fires, floods, riots and other emergencies; and

      whereas, The Nevada National Guard, consisting of the Nevada Army National Guard, as part of the Sixth U.S. Army, and the Nevada Air National Guard, as part of the Tactical Air Command, provides an important contribution to the defense of the Unites States of America; and

      whereas, Nevada is proud of the long and faithful service the Nevada National Guard has provided to Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That March 22, 1985, be declared Nevada National Guard Day; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard, the president of the Nevada National Guard Association and to the president of the Nevada Chapter of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.

 

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FILE NUMBER 32, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Senators Jacobsen, Gibson, Glover, Bilbray, Foley, Hickey, Horn, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 32

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commending Lottie Gordon for her service to the legislature.

 

      whereas, Lottie Gordon, then known as Lottie Mary Denno, was born in Santa Clara, New York, on March 26, 1912; and

      whereas, Mrs. Gordon has lived in Nevada for the past 51 years and has been a resident of Carson City for 45 of those years; and

      whereas, Her late husband, Wilber D. Gordon, was a native of Reno, Nevada, and worked for Nevada’s employment security department for 31 years; and

      whereas, She was employed as bindery forelady at the Nevada state printing department for over 17 years before her retirement in 1972; and

      whereas, She has been an efficient and dedicated member of the session staff of the Nevada legislature, serving every legislative session from 1975 to the present in the capacity of mailroom supervisor; and

      whereas, She is an active member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Carson City and has two sisters, her son Tom, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren living in the area; and

      whereas, The smooth and efficient functions of a part-time, citizen legislature is dependent on the availability of skilled and dedicated session employees; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That sincere appreciation for 28 years of faithful service to the State of Nevada is hereby extended to Mrs.


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appreciation for 28 years of faithful service to the State of Nevada is hereby extended to Mrs. Lottie Gordon; and be it further

      resolved, That congratulations and best wishes on her 73rd birthday are offered to Mrs. Gordon; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mrs. Gordon.

 

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FILE NUMBER 33, AR 7

Assembly Resolution No. 7–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 33

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional attaché.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Clare E. Jones is elected as an additional attaché of the assembly for the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 34, SJR 4

Senate Joint Resolution No. 4–Senator Rhoads

 

FILE NUMBER 34

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to repeal the federal statutes which require ballots for elections in languages other than English and to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States making English the official language of the United States.

 

      whereas, Many languages are spoken in the United States by people of diverse cultural backgrounds and heritages; and

      whereas, This multiplicity of languages has helped to foster an enormous diversity of customs and practices among the American people; and

      whereas, Despite this diversity, the inability to communicate in the English language imposes severe limitations on a person’s ability to understand and participate in the vital issues affecting American society; and

      whereas, The English language is essential in maintaining our national and cultural unity as Americans; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature hereby urges the Congress of the United States to:

      1.  Repeal the federal statutes which require ballots for elections in languages other than English; and

      2.  Propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States making English the official language of the United States; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel forthwith transmit copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

 


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the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 35, ACR 21

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 35

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the mutual consent of the assembly and senate to an adjournment from Thursday, April 4, to Tuesday, April 9, 1985.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That each house hereby consents to the adjournment of the other, upon the conclusion of its legislative business for April 4, until its normal hour of convening on Tuesday, April 9, 1985.

 

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FILE NUMBER 36, SCR 29

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Senators Gibson, Wilson, Raggio, Neal, Jacobsen, Wagner, Bilbray, Mello, Glover, Hickey, Robinson, Horn, Foley, Ryan, Townsend, Vergiels, Redelsperger, Rhoads, O’Connell, Rawson and Shaffer

 

FILE NUMBER 36

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Art Palmer for his long and dedicated service to the legislative counsel bureau.

 

      whereas, Arthur J. Palmer first came to Nevada in 1939 to attend the University of Nevada at Reno and became, through his years of dedicated service to the state, one of its most distinguished citizens; and

      whereas, Art is recognized as one of the pioneers in the development of independent legislative services having served since 1948 in various capacities as an employee of the legislative counsel bureau, and eventually becoming its director in 1972; and

      whereas, He has been very active in the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, and the director’s committee of the legislative service agency of the Western Legislative Conference bringing national recognition to Nevada and its legislature; and

      whereas, Art retired as director of the legislative counsel bureau on October 30, 1984, giving him and his wife, Alison, more time to travel and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of commitment to the people of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of this legislature, with heartfelt gratitude, commend the dedication and service of Art Palmer to the legislature and the people of this state; and be it further


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Art Palmer.

 

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FILE NUMBER 37, SCR 21

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Senators Ryan, Raggio and Rawson

 

FILE NUMBER 37

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging school districts to require pupils to maintain an average grade of “C” or higher or its equivalent for eligibility to participate in activities in addition to the regular curriculum.

 

      whereas, The opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities is not a right but a privilege which should be earned; and

      whereas, Only a pupil who performs at a prescribed minimum standard in the courses he takes within the regular curriculum should have this privilege and be permitted to participate in such activities; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That each school district in this state is encouraged to require each pupil to maintain an average grade of “C” or higher or its equivalent in his required courses to be eligible to participate in activities which are in addition to the regular curriculum and supported or sponsored by the school.

 

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FILE NUMBER 38, SJR 3

Senate Joint Resolution No. 3–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 38

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Federal Government to delay the transfer of the national forests from the administration of the Forest Service to the Bureau of Land Management until there is a full public disclosure and congressional review of the effects of the transfer.

 

      whereas, The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior have issued a proposal to transfer all national forests from the administration of the Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture to the administration of the Bureau of Land Management within the Department of the Interior which would affect Nevada’s two national forests comprising approximately 5,000,000 acres of land; and

      whereas, The legislature of this state has declared in NRS 218.536 et seq. that policies and issues relating to public lands and the federal regulation thereof are matters of continuing concern to this state because over 87 percent of all land in Nevada is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government; and

      whereas, The announcement in January 1985, of the proposed transfer of national forests was made without notice to the people of Nevada, without an opportunity for them to be heard and without an adequate evaluation of whether the costs of the proposed transfer exceed its benefits or of its effect on the environment of this state; and

 


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adequate evaluation of whether the costs of the proposed transfer exceed its benefits or of its effect on the environment of this state; and

      whereas, An analysis of the environmental effect of such a transfer was not made in the initial stages of planning the proposal and alternatives to recommended courses of action were not developed as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4321 et seq.); and

      whereas, The executive branch of the Federal Government has directed the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to develop plans for transferring the national forests by May 1, 1985, and to begin carrying out those plans by June 1, 1985, before the Congress of the United States is allowed to review those plans; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the proposed transfer of national forests from the administration of the Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture to the administration of the Bureau of Land Management within the Department of the Interior be suspended until its anticipated effects are fully disclosed at public hearings in which the people of this state and their representatives are allowed to participate; and be it further

      resolved, That the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government are hereby urged to cooperate with the State of Nevada in developing a system whereby the governor and the legislative committee on public lands of this state are advised of any federal proposal involving any land or natural resources located within this state and are consulted in the early stages of the development of that proposal; and be it further

      resolved, That the executive branch of the Federal Government is hereby urged to delay the transfer of the national forests until the Congress of the United States has reviewed the proposal; and be it further

      resolved, That the Congress of the United States is hereby urged to prohibit any money from being spent on carrying out this proposal until all of the necessary studies and hearings are concluded; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Chief of the United States Forest Service, the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, each member of the Nevada congressional delegation, United States Senator James McClure, Congressman John Seiberling and the governor of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 39, SCR 30

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Senators Raggio, Gibson, Wilson, Neal, Jacobsen, Wagner, Bilbray, Mello, Glover, Hickey, Robinson, Horn, Foley, Ryan, Townsend, Vergiels, Redelsperger, Rhoads, O’Connell, Rawson and Shaffer

 

FILE NUMBER 39

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Dr. John A. Kleppe on being named “Nevada Inventor of the Year.”

 

      whereas, The members of this legislature have learned of the honor bestowed on Dr. John A. Kleppe upon his being named the “Nevada Inventor of the Year” by the Nevada Innovation and Technology Council; and

      whereas, Dr. Kleppe, a fourth generation Nevadan, received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, returning thereafter to Nevada to become a professor of electrical engineering and the president of a successful company based in Sparks, Nevada, and specializing in the development of products based upon high technology; and

      whereas, Dr. Kleppe has advanced the technology of acoustic sensing, radar and communications; and

      whereas, Dr. Kleppe has continued to help inventors and innovators in Nevada with their ideas through lectures, seminars, personal interviews and conferences; and

      whereas, Dr. Kleppe has received a number of awards for outstanding achievement in engineering in Nevada and gained national recognition as an innovator; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature hereby congratulates Dr. John A. Kleppe on being named “Nevada Inventor of the Year” and extends its best wishes to him for earning this well-deserved recognition; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit a copy of this resolution forthwith to Dr. John A. Kleppe.

 

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FILE NUMBER 40, ACR 11

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Assemblyman Swain

 

FILE NUMBER 40

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the counties to designate persons to provide services to children who are victims of crimes or witnesses in criminal proceedings.

 

      whereas, Children who are involved in criminal proceedings as victims or as witnesses are placed under serious psychological and emotional stress during those proceedings; and

      whereas, These children need special guidance to aid them in understanding and participating in the criminal process and to make them feel comfortable during the proceedings; now, therefore, be it


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      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the governing bodies of the counties of this state are urged to designate one or more persons to provide for any child who is a victim of a crime or a witness in a criminal prosecution the following services:

      1.  An explanation, in language which the child understands, of the legal proceedings in which the child will be involved.

      2.  Assistance to the child and to his family in dealing with the emotional effects of the crime and of any subsequent criminal proceedings.

      3.  Advising the judge, when appropriate, of the ability of the child to understand and cooperate in the proceedings.

      4.  Advising the district attorney of the ability of a child who is a witness in a criminal proceeding to cooperate in the prosecution and of the potential effects of the prosecution on the child; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the governing body of each county in this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 41, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Swain, Malone, Stone, Nevin, Sader, Coffin, Ham, Collins, Rader, Arberry, Zimmer, Little, O’Donnell, Roberts, Williams, Spriggs, Francis, Horne, Tebbs, Price, Craddock, Schofield, Thompson, McGaughey, Sedway, Jeffrey, Kerns, Beyer, DuBois, Lambert, Joerg, Bogaert, Nicholas, Thomas, Humke, Bergevin, Marvel, Getto and Fairchild

 

FILE NUMBER 41

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging agencies which assist victims of crime and persons who frequently come into contact with victims to cooperate with each other and to inform victims of the state’s programs for compensating victims.

 

      whereas, The legislature has demonstrated its interest in compensating victims of crime by enacting laws which provide compensation for eligible victims; and

      whereas, Many organizations have been formed to provide various services to victims of crime; and

      whereas, Many victims are unaware of services and compensation available to them; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That all district attorneys, agencies for law enforcement, hospitals, organizations which assist victims of crime and organizations which assist elderly persons are urged to provide victims of crime with information which describes the programs administered by the state for compensating victims of crime; and be it further

      resolved, That all public and private agencies which assist victims of crime are urged to cooperate with each other to ensure that the needs of victims are satisfied quickly and courteously; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to all district attorneys, agencies for law enforcement, hospitals, organizations which assist elderly persons and public and private agencies which assist victims of crime in this state.


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by the legislative counsel to all district attorneys, agencies for law enforcement, hospitals, organizations which assist elderly persons and public and private agencies which assist victims of crime in this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 42, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Swain, Malone, Stone, Coffin, Sader, Rader, Ham, Arberry, Zimmer, O’Donnell, Roberts, Williams, Spriggs, Francis, Horne, Tebbs, Price, Craddock, Schofield, Thompson, McGaughey, Sedway, Jeffrey, Kerns, Beyer, DuBois, Lambert, Joerg, Bogaert, Nicholas, Thomas, Humke, Bergevin, Marvel, Getto and Fairchild

 

FILE NUMBER 42

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging sheriffs and police departments to train their officers to provide assistance to victims of crime.

 

      whereas, A person who is a victim of crime may not be aware of his rights or of the programs which may benefit him; and

      whereas, A victim’s first contact with the system of criminal justice is usually with a peace officer; and

      whereas, Local training of peace officers in the areas of the needs of victim, victims’ rights and compensation for victims would improve their ability to aid victims of crimes; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That sheriffs and police departments in this state are urged to provide training to their peace officers on the needs of victims, victims’ rights and programs for compensating victims of crime; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the sheriffs and police departments of this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 43, ACR 15

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Assemblyman Swain

 

FILE NUMBER 43

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the supreme court of this state to study the use of television for the testimony of children for proceedings in district courts.

 

      whereas, Young children who are required to testify in a district court are placed under psychological stress partly because of the formal rules and procedures for those legal proceedings; and

      whereas, New methods for presenting the testimony of children, particularly the use of television, should be considered for relieving this stress while preserving the rights of all parties in those proceedings; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That this legislature urges the supreme court of this state to study the use of television for the testimony of children with a view to including procedures for this method of testifying in the District Court Rules; and be it further

 


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to study the use of television for the testimony of children with a view to including procedures for this method of testifying in the District Court Rules; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit a copy of this resolution to the chief justice of the supreme court.

 

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FILE NUMBER 44, ACR 16

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Assemblymen DuBois, Williams, Stone, Collins, Ham, Price, Malone, Rader, Kerns, Zimmer, Schofield, Sedway, O’Donnell, Humke, Bogaert, Nevin, Lambert, Spriggs, Nicholas, Beyer, Coffin, Thomas, Marvel, Tebbs, Fairchild, Horne, Joerg, Francis, Bergevin, McGaughey and Little

 

FILE NUMBER 44

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the supreme court to provide for videotaping of depositions of children who are victims of abuse.

 

      whereas, Children who are alleged victims of abuse are placed under severe psychological stress throughout the various legal proceedings related to that abuse; and

      whereas, The videotaping of the depositions of such children for use in subsequent legal proceedings would relieve some of this stress and also protect the rights of all parties involved in those proceedings; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature encourages the supreme court of this state to provide rules for the videotaping of depositions of children who are alleged victims of abuse, including requirements for the equipment to be used and procedures for making objections and for copying, editing, certifying, filing and storing these depositions; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit a copy of this resolution to the chief justice of the supreme court.

 

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FILE NUMBER 45, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Senators Ryan, Rawson, Raggio and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 45

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the state board of education to increase the number of credits in English required for graduation from high school.

 

      whereas, The scope and quality of the education which Nevada’s youth receive is a matter of great concern to all Nevadans; and

      whereas, The growing complexity and competition of the world which graduates from high schools in Nevada face must be considered in formulating the academic curriculum of Nevada’s high schools; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the state board of education is encouraged to increase from 3 to 4 the number of units of credit in courses of English required for graduation from high schools in this state; and be it further

 


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increase from 3 to 4 the number of units of credit in courses of English required for graduation from high schools in this state; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the state board of education.

 

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FILE NUMBER 46, SCR 11

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Senators Ryan, Rawson, Raggio and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 46

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the state board of education to require a course in the science of computers for graduation from high school.

 

      whereas, The scope and quality of the education which Nevada’s youth receive is a matter of great concern to all Nevadans; and

      whereas, The growing complexity and competition of the world which graduates from high schools in Nevada face must be considered in formulating the academic curriculum of Nevada’s high schools; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the state board of education is hereby urged to require for graduation from high school one-half of a unit of credit or a demonstrated competency in the science of computers, beyond the basic skills of operating a computer; and be it further

      resolved, That this requirement becomes effective as soon as each high school obtains the necessary computer equipment; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the state board of education and the superintendent of public education.

 

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FILE NUMBER 47, SR 9

Senate Resolution No. 9–Senator Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 47

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Arnold R. Trimmer of Genoa, Nevada.

 

      whereas, The Senate has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death on March 18, 1985, of Arnold R. Trimmer, a longtime resident of Genoa; and

      whereas, Mr. Trimmer was born on October 13, 1904, to Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Vallem Trimmer in Santa Barbara, California, and moved with his family to Genoa in 1909; and

      whereas, He attended the public schools of Douglas County and thereafter ranched and practiced carpentry in Genoa; and

      whereas, In 1936 he married the former Annie Irene Twaddle of Carson City with whom he shared his life and his love of the history of the region; and


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      whereas, His interest in and love of Genoa and its people and history made him a treasurer of the lore and history of the Carson Valley; and

      whereas, He generously shared his knowledge through his active support of the Carson Valley Historical Society and his contribution of oral histories to the University of Nevada, Reno and the Douglas County Library; and

      whereas, He was also an active member of the Farm Bureau and the founder of the Genoa fire department serving as its chief from 1950 to 1960; and

      whereas, He is survived by his daughters, Shirley Giovacchini of Genoa and Geraldine DeSalvo of Marrio, Louisiana and seven grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the members of the Senate extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Arnold R. Trimmer; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving family of Mr. Trimmer.

 

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FILE NUMBER 48, SCR 32

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32–Senators Gibson, Wilson, Raggio, Neal, Jacobsen, Wagner, Bilbray, Mello, Glover, Hickey, Robinson, Horn, Foley, Ryan, Townsend, Vergiels, Redelsperger, Rhoads, O’Connell, Rawson and Shaffer

 

FILE NUMBER 48

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Vernon E. Bunker for his public service in Nevada.

 

      whereas, Vernon E. Bunker was born in St. Thomas, Nevada in 1904 and educated in the schools of this state; and

      whereas, Mr. Bunker served four terms in the assembly and one term in the senate of the State of Nevada during which time he distinguished himself as a dedicated and respected legislator; and

      whereas, Mr. Bunker has served as sergeant-at-arms of the senate of the State of Nevada since 1981; and

      whereas, Mr. Bunker has brought to that office an unusually high degree of professionalism and has devoted countless hours in providing assistance and support to the members of the senate; and

      whereas, Mr. Bunker has exemplified the highest ideals of public service and has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commend Vernon E. Bunker for his many years of distinguished service as a member of the legislature and extend their heartfelt gratitude for his superior service as sergeant-at-arms of the senate; and be it further


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Vernon E. Bunker.

 

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FILE NUMBER 49, SCR 14

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Senators Ryan, Rawson, Raggio and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 49

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the board of trustees in each school district to eliminate those elective courses offered by public schools in this state which do not teach academic, artistic or vocational skills or physical training.

 

      whereas, The scope and quality of the education which Nevada’s youth receive is a matter of great concern to all Nevadans; and

      whereas, The growing complexity and competition of the world which graduates from schools in Nevada face must be considered in formulating the academic curriculum of Nevada’s schools; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the board of trustees in each school district is hereby urged to eliminate elective courses from the curriculum in high schools and junior high schools which do not teach academic skills or worthwhile artistic or vocational skills or physical training; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to each board of trustees in each school district.

 

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FILE NUMBER 50, SR 10

Senate Resolution No. 10–Senators Wagner, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 50

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commending Bishop Wesley Frensdorff for his distinguished service to the people of Nevada.

 

      whereas, The Rt. Reverend Wesley Frensdorff has served the people of Nevada for the past 23 years as an Episcopal priest, pastor and, for the past 14 years, as the bishop of the Diocese of Nevada; and

      whereas, A native of Hannover, Germany, Bishop Frensdorff came to Nevada in 1951 and during his pastoral service has given selflessly of himself to parishes, congregations and missions throughout Nevada and in Oregon, Utah and Latin America; and

      whereas, Bishop Frensdorff has been a leader of many pastoral, ecumenical, charitable and civic activities and programs to bring help to those in need, guidance to those who are doubting and peace to those who are troubled; and

      whereas, Bishop Frensdorff has been appointed the Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Arizona and, together with his wife Dolores, is leaving Nevada to assume his new responsibilities; and

 


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of the Diocese of Arizona and, together with his wife Dolores, is leaving Nevada to assume his new responsibilities; and

      whereas, Bishop Frensdorff has been a most distinguished citizen and leader of Nevada whose life and work exemplify the strength of his faith; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the Senate hereby recognizes and commends Bishop Wesley Frensdorff for his distinguished service to the people of Nevada and extends to him its best wishes as he assumes his new responsibilities; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel immediately transmit a copy of this resolution to Bishop Wesley Frensdorff.

 

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FILE NUMBER 51, SJR 10

Senate Joint Resolution No. 10–Senators Wagner and Raggio

 

FILE NUMBER 51

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the members of Congress to adopt the principles developed by the American Bar Association for the reform of federal grand juries.

 

      whereas, The grand jury is the only integral part of the federal system of criminal justice which has not been reviewed under the current judicial notions of fairness and due process; and

      whereas, Federal grand juries conduct their work in secret and without close judicial scrutiny; and

      whereas, There is an apparent absence of procedural safeguards which protect accused persons and persons under investigation from the unbridled power of overzealous prosecutors; and

      whereas, Many cases have demonstrated that the current statutes and rules are not adequate to ensure that federal grand juries still serve the dual purposes–a shield for the innocent, a sword for the government–that our founding fathers contemplated; and

      whereas, Enactment of the principles developed by the American Bar Association would help prevent future abuse of federal grand juries and restore the respect this nation had for this institution which is deeply rooted in the American system of justice; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature urges the Congress to enact legislation which incorporates the American Bar Association’s principles for the reform of federal grand juries; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 52, ACR 24

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Assemblymen Thompson, Schofield, Banner, Tebbs, Kerns, Roberts, Ham, Rader, Fairchild, Lambert, O’Donnell, Getto, Dini, Beyer, Collins, Thomas, Zimmer, Swain, Bogaert, McGaughey, Price, Bergevin, Marvel, Malone, Sedway, DuBois, Stone, Nicholas, Humke, Craddock, Coffin, Spriggs, Sader, Arberry, Horne, Francis, Little, Jeffrey, Bilyeu, Nevin, Williams and Joerg

 

FILE NUMBER 52

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late assemblyman Harley Heber Leavitt.

 

      whereas, The members of the legislature have learned with great sorrow of the death of their former colleague Harley Heber Leavitt of Mesquite, Nevada; and

      whereas, Harley Leavitt was born on November 24, 1920, to Heber and Mildred Leavitt of Mesquite, was educated in the public schools of Clark County and married the former Willverna Pulsipher on October 5, 1939, at St. George, Utah; and

      whereas, He served in the Navy and in 1946 purchased and thereafter operated a garage in Mesquite; and

      whereas, He was active in many civic affairs in both Mesquite and Clark County and represented the Moapa and Virgin valleys as their assemblyman for 8 years between 1951 and 1966, serving at various times as the chairman of the assembly committee on public health and public morals and the committee on roads, transportation and aviation; and

      whereas, He is survived by his wife, his sons Terry H. of Logandale and Hal of Mesquite, daughters Janet Marshall of Logandale and Ava Peterson of Las Vegas, two brothers LaMar and Lindsay of Las Vegas and three sisters Eloise Leavitt, Etta Cheeney and Noma Clark, all of St. George, Utah, and 17 grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the legislature express their condolences to the family of the late Harley Heber Leavitt; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Willverna Leavitt.

 

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FILE NUMBER 53, SJR 25

Senate Joint Resolution No. 25–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 53

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to retain the current formula used to establish fees for grazing on federal land.

 

      whereas, Section 12 of the Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978 (43 U.S.C. § 1908) requires the Secretaries of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, to report by December 31, 1985, to the Congress their evaluation of the grazing fee required by the act and other options for the adoption of a new schedule of fees beginning in 1986; and

 


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31, 1985, to the Congress their evaluation of the grazing fee required by the act and other options for the adoption of a new schedule of fees beginning in 1986; and

      whereas, The economy of many of Nevada’s rural counties is heavily dependent upon ranching which serves as the stable base of the county’s economy; and

      whereas, Any change in the fees charged for grazing on public lands should be related to the price of the cattle grazed to protect the stability of the livestock business in Nevada; and

      whereas, After a careful review of the fees charged for grazing on public lands, this state’s legislative committee on public lands supports the formula presently used for establishing grazing fees; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature urges the Congress to require and the Secretaries of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to recommend the continuation of the current formula for fees; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel forthwith transmit copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of the Nevada congressional delegation, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 54, AJR 13

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Sedway, Williams, Price, Thompson, DuBois, Nevin, Jeffrey, Dini and Coffin

 

FILE NUMBER 54

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to repeal certain provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.

 

      whereas, The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-617, 92 Stat. 3117) among other things established a comprehensive scheme requiring state regulatory agencies to consider the adoption of certain federal standards to be applied to the public utilities which supply electricity or natural gas for their customers’ use; and

      whereas, The act commands the state regulatory agencies to conduct public hearings and determine whether to adopt the various federal standards; and

      whereas, Although the hearings are mandatory, a state regulatory agency may determine after such a hearing that it is inappropriate to adopt the federal standards; and

      whereas, The regulation of the local services of such public utilities is more appropriately reserved as a function of state governments; now, therefore, be it

 


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is more appropriately reserved as a function of state governments; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That this legislature hereby urges the Congress of the United States to repeal such provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and its amendments as seek to impose federal standards upon the local services of the public utilities and add burdensome administrative duties to the state agencies which regulate those utilities; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 55, SJR 34

Senate Joint Resolution No. 34–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 55

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the United States Court of Appeals to allow the normal time for argument of the appeal taken by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency concerning its regional plan.

 

      whereas, The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has scheduled oral argument for May 15, 1985, on Appeal No. 84-2355 taken by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency from the order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California preliminarily enjoining the agency from putting into effect its amended regional plan adopted in April 1984, pursuant to the amended Tahoe Regional Planning Compact; and

      whereas, By setting two related appeals, which present similar but more limited issues, for argument in conjunction with the Agency’s appeal, the Court has in effect limited the Agency’s argument to 10 minutes; and

      whereas, This legislature respectfully represents to the Court that the Agency’s appeal presents issues of high public importance to this state, which are too complex to be argued adequately in 10 minutes; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to allow the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency the customary 30 minutes to argue its case in Appeal No. 84-2355 and the customary time to the appellees also; and be it further


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      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 56, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Assemblymen Nevin, Bogaert and Beyer

 

FILE NUMBER 56

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Amending Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 45 of the 62nd session to require the restriction on the diversion of water from certain counties to expire no later than the adjournment of the 63rd session.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the fifth resolving clause of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 45 of the 62nd session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       resolved, That the state engineer shall not act on an application to divert water from a county having a population of more than 13,000 to a county having a population of 250,000 or less until:

       1.  The county from which the water would be exported has completed any study it is conducting of the supply and management of water in the county; [and]

       2.  The legislative commission has completed its study conducted pursuant to this resolution [,] and its report has been submitted to the legislature [, and the] ; or

       3.  The 63rd session of the legislature has adjourned [;] ,

whichever occurs first; and be it further

 

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FILE NUMBER 57, SJR 2

Senate Joint Resolution No. 2–Senators Robinson, Ryan and Mello

 

FILE NUMBER 57

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to taxation, to allow a minimum value for taxation ad valorem to be set.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 1.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except that a minimum value for taxation ad valorem may be set to ensure that property will be taxed in an amount which is sufficient to yield a revenue greater than the expense of collection.

      2.  Only the proceeds of mines and mining claims, when not patented, [the proceeds alone of which] shall be assessed and taxed, and when patented, each patented mine shall be assessed at not less than five hundred dollars ($500), except when one hundred dollars ($100) in labor has been actually performed on such patented mine during the year, in addition to the tax upon the net proceeds .


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patented, [the proceeds alone of which] shall be assessed and taxed, and when patented, each patented mine shall be assessed at not less than five hundred dollars ($500), except when one hundred dollars ($100) in labor has been actually performed on such patented mine during the year, in addition to the tax upon the net proceeds . [; shares]

      3.  Shares of stock (except shares of stock in banking corporations), bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt.

      4.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

      5.  Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or afterward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged.

      6.  The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

      7.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

      8.  No inheritance or estate tax shall ever be levied . [, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law]

      9.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes, or to encourage the conservation of energy or the substitution of other sources for fossil sources of energy.

 

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FILE NUMBER 58, SCR 36

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Senators Rhoads, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 58

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the persons who organized and participated in the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

 

      whereas, The cowboy is a central figure in the development of the West and particularly of Nevada; and

      whereas, The role of the cowboy and his folklore has not been adequately studied or recorded; and

      whereas, This year an attempt was made to acknowledge the role of the cowboy and his poetry at the first Cowboy Poetry Gathering held in Elko from January 31 through February 3; and

      whereas, The Cowboy Poetry Gathering resulted in much favorable national publicity for Nevada in such magazines as People and Newsweek, such newspapers as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and on network television; and

      whereas, Such publicity helps to promote Nevada as a tourist destination and stimulate interest in Nevada’s folklore; and

      whereas, The continued collection and preservation of the folklore of the cowboy, including cowboy poetry, should be encouraged and promoted as an important facet of the history of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature commends efforts to preserve the folklore of Nevada and especially commends the Institute of the American West, Northeastern Nevada Historical Society, Northern Nevada Community College, Nevada Humanities Committee, Nevada Committee for the Arts and all the other persons who participated in the Cowboy Poetry Gathering and urges that it be made an annual event; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the organizations mentioned in this resolution.

 

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FILE NUMBER 59, SCR 37

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Senators Townsend, Gibson, Wilson, Bilbray, Foley, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Vergiels and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 59

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Honoring boxer Larry Holmes.

 

      whereas, Larry Holmes has been one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions of all time, with a current professional record of 47 victories and no defeats; and


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      whereas, Larry Holmes needs only three more successful defenses of his championship to break Rocky Marciano’s all-time record for heavyweight boxers of 49 fights without a defeat; and

      whereas, Larry Holmes will be defending his heavyweight boxing championship on May 20, 1985, against Carl “The Truth” Williams, in Reno, Nevada; and

      whereas, Larry Holmes’ upcoming fight in Reno will mark the first heavyweight championship bout to be held in that city since the successful defense of that title in 1910 by the first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson; and

      whereas, Larry Holmes won the heavyweight boxing championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 9, 1978, and since that date he has successfully defended his title 19 times, with 12 of those fights having been held in Las Vegas; and

      whereas, Each championship boxing match brings millions of additional dollars into the general economy of the State of Nevada, and Larry Holmes has fought more heavyweight championship bouts in Nevada than all previous heavyweight champions combined; and

      whereas, Larry Holmes is widely respected not only as a great boxing champion and athlete, but also as an outstanding citizen who serves as a positive role model for millions of young people around the world; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada commend Larry Holmes on his outstanding career as a professional boxer and recognize his achievements out of the ring as a man whom our young people can respect; and be it further

      resolved, That the members of this legislature thank Larry Holmes for the many championship bouts he has fought in this state and acknowledge the economic benefits these fights have brought to the state; and be it further

      resolved, That the members of this legislature will be rooting for Larry Holmes in the defense of his title in Reno on May 20, 1985, and in his quest for the all-time undefeated record for heavyweight boxing champions; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel shall prepare and deliver an additional copy of this resolution to the secretary of the senate for presentation to Larry Holmes.

 

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FILE NUMBER 60, SCR 27

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 60

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to review the activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

 

      whereas, The waters of Lake Tahoe and other resources of the region are threatened with deterioration, which endangers the natural beauty and economic productivity of the region; and

      whereas, The region exhibits unique environmental and ecological values which are irreplaceable; and

      whereas, There is a public interest in protecting, preserving and enhancing these values for the residents of the region and for visitors to the region; and

      whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, with the powers conferred by the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, was established to enhance the efficiency and governmental effectiveness of protecting the region; and

      whereas, It is imperative to the preservation of the region to ensure that the agency is carrying out its duties as efficiently and as effectively as possible; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to appoint a subcommittee composed of two members of the senate and three members of the assembly to review the activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency including, without limitation, a review of:

      1.  Its adherence to the provisions of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact;

      2.  The extent to which the agency is carrying out the requirements of the compact;

      3.  The effectiveness of any actions taken by the agency; and

      4.  Any problems the agency may have and the reasons therefor; and be it further

      resolved, That the members of the subcommittee, in carrying out their review, shall consult with:

      1.  The members from Nevada of the governing body of the agency;

      2.  The members of the boards of county commissioners of Douglas and Washoe counties and of the board of supervisors of Carson City;

      3.  The members of the agency’s staff;

      4.  The owners of real property who are affected by the decisions of the agency; and

      5.  Any other interested organizations located within the region; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of its review to the 64th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 61, ACR 29

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Committee on Economic Development and Tourism

 

FILE NUMBER 61

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring the week of May 19, 1985, as Nevada Tourism Week.

 

      whereas, Tourism is Nevada’s largest business, providing jobs to nearly 150,000 residents and producing $7 billion in annual revenue to the state; and

      whereas, Nevada ranks first in the nation in the amount of revenue produced per capita for the state from tourism; and

      whereas, Tourism provides Nevadans with a stable economic base and results in a lighter tax burden for Nevadans; and

      whereas, The promotion of travel and tourism is in the best interests of all Nevadans; and

      whereas, National Tourism Week will be observed during the week of May 19, 1985; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the week of May 19, 1985, is declared to be Nevada Tourism Week and the legislature urges all Nevadans to recognize the important economic contribution that travel and tourism bring to this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 62, SCR 38

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Senators Glover, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 62

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Knights of Columbus on its 75th anniversary.

 

      whereas, On May 10, 1985, the Nevada State Council of the Knights of Columbus celebrates its 75th anniversary; and

      whereas, Members of the Knights of Columbus of Nevada have served in Congress, as governors, state legislators and leaders of their communities and one of Nevada’s most famous political figures, Patrick A. McCarran, served from 1910 to 1912 as first state deputy of the Knights of Columbus of Nevada; and

      whereas, There currently are 2,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Nevada in 19 councils located in 14 communities; and

      whereas, The Knights of Columbus is dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, and its members in Nevada have donated a significant amount of time and money in service to the youth and needy and hospitals and churches of this state; and

      whereas, The Nevada State Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual meeting in Sparks, Nevada, on May 17, 18 and 19, 1985; now, therefore, be it

 


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hold its annual meeting in Sparks, Nevada, on May 17, 18 and 19, 1985; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature recognizes the Nevada State Council of the Knights of Columbus on its 75th anniversary and commends this organization for its continued service to the State of Nevada and its citizens; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Knights of Columbus and its Nevada State Council.

 

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FILE NUMBER 63, ACR 22

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Assemblymen Nicholas and Bergevin

 

FILE NUMBER 63

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency not to use the interest earned on special fees for general expenses.

 

      whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Compact requires the governing body of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to submit an itemized budget to this state and California for the money necessary to support the operations of the agency; and

      whereas, This state, California and the various counties located within the area around Lake Tahoe contribute substantial sums of money each year for the support of the agency pursuant to that budget; and

      whereas, The agency collects “mitigation fees” from persons to whom permits or other authorizations for construction, use or activity are granted to offset or compensate for any increased erosion which results; and

      whereas, The agency’s Ordinance No. 81-5 requires the governing body to deposit these fees into a trust fund which is to be administered by the city or counties within the area surrounding Lake Tahoe, with the approval of the agency, to pay the cost of remedial measures to control erosion; and

      whereas, The agency recently adopted an ordinance which authorizes the use of the interest earned on the money in the trust fund to increase its operating budget above the amount approved by this state and California; and

      whereas, If the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency were under the sole control of the State of Nevada, this legislature would enact appropriate legislation to prohibit the agency from using money meant to be spent on remedial measures for the control of erosion, to exceed its approved operating budget; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That this legislature urges the governing body of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency not to use the interest and income earned on the money in the Water Quality Mitigation Fund or on any other money collected by the agency, to increase the amount of money it spends for its own operation; and be it further

 


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earned on the money in the Water Quality Mitigation Fund or on any other money collected by the agency, to increase the amount of money it spends for its own operation; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to each member of the governing body of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the appointing authorities of those members.

 

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FILE NUMBER 64, SJR 22

Senate Joint Resolution No. 22–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 64

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to require residency for entry upon the desert lands of Nevada.

 

      whereas, In 1877 the Congress of the United States enacted the Desert Land Act, 43 U.S.C. §§ 321 et seq., to encourage the development of desert lands by the residents of states containing arid lands; and

      whereas, In 1921 the Congress of the United States amended the Act to except only Nevada from the requirement that persons entering the lands be resident citizens of the state in which the entry was made; and

      whereas, The purpose of the amendment was to encourage persons in other states to develop the desert lands in Nevada because Nevada was too sparsely populated to develop the lands itself; and

      whereas, Nevada’s population has grown significantly since 1921; and

      whereas, The resources of the resident citizens of the State of Nevada are more than adequate to develop the desert lands within its boundaries; and

      whereas, The justification for the amendment of the Act in 1921 no longer exists; and

      whereas, The people of the State of Nevada desire to secure for themselves the same benefits under the Act as are afforded the people of every other state subject to the Act; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature hereby calls upon the Congress of the United States to remove from the Act the exception which allows persons other than resident citizens of the State of Nevada to enter upon the desert lands of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further


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      resolved, That this resolution become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 65, SCR 35

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 65

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the governor to promote Nevada as the site for the construction of a new atomic particle accelerator.

 

      whereas, The United States Department of Energy is proposing to Congress the design and construction of a new atomic particle accelerator of unprecedented size and power; and

      whereas, The economy of many of Nevada’s rural counties needs diversification to guarantee stability and encourage growth; and

      whereas, Many locations exist in Nevada’s rural counties that would be excellent sites for the atomic particle accelerator; and

      whereas, A project of this magnitude could materially aid the state in developing and diversifying its economy and those of its counties and would attract further similar projects; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature respectfully requests the governor to take appropriate measures to study and promote the location of the proposed atomic particle accelerator in this state; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the governor.

 

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FILE NUMBER 66, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senators Ryan, Rawson, Raggio and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 66

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the state board of education to increase the required number of credits in mathematics for graduation from high school.

 

      whereas, The scope and quality of the education which Nevada’s youth receive is a matter of great concern to all Nevadans; and

      whereas, The growing complexity and competition of the world which graduates from high schools in Nevada face must be considered in formulating the academic curriculum of Nevada’s high schools; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the state board of education is encouraged to increase from 2 to 3 the units of credit from courses in mathematics required for graduation from high school but to accept in place of one of those units of credit the completion of a course in a related area of occupational education; and be it further

 


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of those units of credit the completion of a course in a related area of occupational education; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the state board of education.

 

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FILE NUMBER 67, SCR 8

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Senators Ryan, Rawson, Raggio and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 67

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the state board of education to increase the number of credits for courses in science required for graduation from high school.

 

      whereas, The scope and quality of the education which Nevada’s youth receive is a matter of great concern to all Nevadans; and

      whereas, The growing complexity and competition of the world which graduates from high schools in Nevada face must be considered in formulating the academic curriculum of Nevada’s high schools; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the state board of education is encouraged to increase, from one to two, the credits for courses in science required for graduation from high school but to accept in place of one of those credits the completion of a course in a related area of occupational education; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the state board of education.

 

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FILE NUMBER 68, SJR 21

Senate Joint Resolution No. 21–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 68

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the constitution of the State of Nevada to clarify those state lands and proceeds which are pledged for educational purposes.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 3 of article 11 be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 3.  All lands [, including the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections in any township donated for the benefit of public schools in the act of the Thirty-eighth Congress, to enable the people of Nevada Territory to form a state government, the thirty thousand acres of public lands granted by an act of Congress, approved July second, A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty-two, for each senator and representative in Congress, and all proceeds of lands that have been or may hereafter be granted or appropriated by the United States to this state, and also the five hundred thousand acres of land granted to the new states under the act of Congress distributing the proceeds of the public lands among the several states of the union, approved A.D.


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several states of the union, approved A.D. eighteen hundred and forty-one; provided, that Congress make provision for or authorize such diversion to be made for the purpose herein contained; all estates that may escheat to the state; all of such per centum as may be granted by Congress on the sale of lands; all fines collected under the penal laws of the state; all property given or bequeathed to the state for educational purposes, and all proceeds derived from any or all of said sources shall be and the same are hereby solemnly pledged for educational purposes, and shall not be transferred to any other funds for other uses; and the interest thereon shall, from time to time, be apportioned among the several counties as the legislature may provide by law; and the legislature shall provide for the sale of floating land warrants to cover the aforesaid lands, and for the investment of all proceeds derived from any of the above-mentioned sources; provided, that the interest only of the aforesaid proceeds shall be used for educational purposes, and any surplus interest shall be added to the principal sum; and provided further, that such portion of said interest as may be necessary may be appropriated for the support of the state university.] granted by Congress to this state for educational purposes, all estates that escheat to the state, all property given or bequeathed to the state for educational purposes, and the proceeds derived from these sources, together with that percentage of the proceeds from the sale of federal lands which has been granted by Congress to this state without restriction or for educational purposes and all fines collected under the penal laws of the state are hereby pledged for educational purposes and the money therefrom must not be transferred to other funds for other uses. The interest only earned on the money derived from these sources must be apportioned by the legislature among the several counties for educational purposes, and, if necessary, a portion of that interest may be appropriated for the support of the state university, but any of that interest which is unexpended at the end of any year must be added to the principal sum pledged for educational purposes.

 

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FILE NUMBER 69, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Committee on Education

 

FILE NUMBER 69

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the school districts in the smaller counties to cooperate with each other to establish regional programs for vocational education.

 

      whereas, Of every ten pupils who are graduated from high school, only five will attend a community college or university and only two will attain a baccalaureate; and

      whereas, Eighty-four percent of all jobs in the United States do not require a baccalaureate; and

      whereas, Vocational education during high school can provide pupils with the training and development required for the vast majority of jobs in this state; and

 


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with the training and development required for the vast majority of jobs in this state; and

      whereas, A program of vocational education can aid an area’s economic development by providing trained and more productive potential employees suitable to attract new businesses; and

      whereas, Nevada’s smaller counties are economically unable to establish individual programs for vocational education; and

      whereas, Cooperative programs of vocational education which use existing facilities would be more economically feasible; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the school districts in counties whose respective populations are less than 100,000 are urged to work in cooperation to establish regional programs for vocational education using existing facilities; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the board of trustees of each school district in a county whose population is less than 100,000.

 

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FILE NUMBER 70, SJR 16

Senate Joint Resolution No. 16–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 70

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend sections 1, 2 and 3 of article 19 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the initiative and referendum by establishing times for the initial filing of petitions with the secretary of state and authorizing the use of statistical methods for the preliminary verification of the sufficiency of those petitions.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That sections 1, 2 and 3 of article 19 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read respectively as follows:

      Section 1.  1.  A person who intends to circulate a petition that a statute or resolution or part thereof enacted by the legislature be submitted to a vote of the people, before circulating the petition for signatures, shall file a copy thereof with the secretary of state. He shall file the copy not earlier than August 1 of the year before the year in which the election will be held.

      2.  Whenever a number of registered voters of this state equal to 10 percent or more of the number of voters who voted at the last preceding general election shall express their wish by filing with the secretary of state, not less than 120 days before the next general election, a petition in the form provided for in section 3 of this article that any statute or resolution or any part thereof enacted by the legislature be submitted to a vote of the people, the officers charged with the duties of announcing and proclaiming elections and of certifying nominations or questions to be voted upon shall submit the question of approval or disapproval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding election at which such question may be voted upon by the registered voters of the entire state.


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the next succeeding election at which such question may be voted upon by the registered voters of the entire state. The circulation of the petition shall cease on the day the petition is filed with the secretary of state or such other date as may be prescribed for the verification of the number of signatures affixed to the petition, whichever is earliest.

      [2.] 3.  If a majority of the voters voting upon the proposal submitted at such election votes approval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof, such statute or resolution or any part thereof shall stand as the law of the state and shall not be amended, annulled, repealed, set aside, suspended or in any way made inoperative except by the direct vote of the people. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof, such statute or resolution or any part thereof shall be void and of no effect.

      Sec. 2.  1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of article 4 of this constitution, but subject to the limitations of section 6 of this article, the people reserve to themselves the power to propose, by initiative petition, statutes and amendments to statutes and amendments to this constitution, and to enact or reject them at the polls.

      2.  An initiative petition shall be in the form required by section 3 of this article and shall be proposed by a number of registered voters equal to 10 percent or more of the number of voters who voted at the last preceding general election in not less than 75 percent of the counties in the state, but the total number of registered voters signing the initiative petition shall be equal to 10 percent or more of the voters who voted in the entire state at the last preceding general election.

      3.  If the initiative petition proposes a statute or an amendment to a statute, the person who intends to circulate it shall file a copy with the secretary of state before beginning circulation and not earlier than January 1 of the year preceding the year in which a regular session of the legislature is held. After its circulation, it shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than 30 days prior to any regular session of the legislature. The circulation of the petition shall cease on the day the petition is filed with the secretary of state or such other date as may be prescribed for the verification of the number of signatures affixed to the petition, whichever is earliest. The secretary of state shall transmit such petition to the legislature as soon as the legislature convenes and organizes. The petition shall take precedence over all other measures except appropriation bills, and the statute or amendment to a statute proposed thereby shall be enacted or rejected by the legislature without change or amendment within 40 days. If the proposed statute or amendment to a statute is enacted by the legislature and approved by the governor in the same manner as other statutes are enacted, such statute or amendment to a statute shall become law, but shall be subject to referendum petition as provided in section 1 of this article. If the statute or amendment to a statute is rejected by the legislature, or if no action is taken thereon within 40 days, the secretary of state shall submit the question of approval or disapproval of such statute or amendment to a statute to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election.


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general election. If a majority of the voters voting on such question at such election votes approval of such statute or amendment to a statute, it shall become law and take effect upon completion of the canvass of votes by the supreme court. An initiative measure so approved by the voters shall not be amended, annulled, repealed, set aside or suspended by the legislature within 3 years from the date it takes effect. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such statute or amendment to a statute, no further action shall be taken on such petition. If the legislature reject such proposed statute or amendment, the governor may recommend to the legislature and the legislature may propose a different measure on the same subject, in which event, after such different measure has been approved by the governor, the question of approval or disapproval of each measure shall be submitted by the secretary of state to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election. If the conflicting provisions submitted to the voters are both approved by a majority of the voters voting on such measures, the measure which receives the largest number of affirmative votes shall thereupon become law.

      4.  If the initiative petition proposes an amendment to the constitution, the person who intends to circulate it shall file a copy with the secretary of state before beginning circulation and not earlier than September 1 of the year before the year in which the election is to be held. After its circulation it shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than 90 days before any regular general election at which the question of approval or disapproval of such amendment may be voted upon by the voters of the entire state. The circulation of the petition shall cease on the day the petition is filed with the secretary of state or such other date as may be prescribed for the verification of the number of signatures affixed to the petition, whichever is earliest. The secretary of state shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation, on three separate occasions, in each county in the state, together with any explanatory matter which shall be placed upon the ballot, the entire text of the proposed amendment. If a majority of the voters voting on such question at such election votes disapproval of such amendment, no further action shall be taken on the petition. If a majority of such voters votes approval of such amendment, the secretary of state shall publish and resubmit the question of approval or disapproval to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election in the same manner as such question was originally submitted. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such amendment, no further action shall be taken on such petition. If a majority of such voters votes approval of such amendment, it shall become a part of this constitution upon completion of the canvass of votes by the supreme court.

      Sec. 3.  1.  Each referendum petition and initiative petition shall include the full text of the measure proposed. Each signer shall affix thereto his or her signature, residence address and the name of the county in which he or she is a registered voter. The petition may consist of more than one document, but each document shall have affixed thereto an affidavit made by one of the signers of such document to the effect that all of the signatures are genuine and that each individual who signed such document was at the time of signing a registered voter in the county of his or her residence.


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of more than one document, but each document shall have affixed thereto an affidavit made by one of the signers of such document to the effect that all of the signatures are genuine and that each individual who signed such document was at the time of signing a registered voter in the county of his or her residence. The affidavit shall be executed before a person authorized by law to administer oaths in the State of Nevada. The enacting clause of all statutes or amendments proposed by initiative petition shall be: “The People of the State of Nevada do enact as follows:”.

      2.  The legislature may authorize the secretary of state and the other public officers to use generally accepted statistical procedures in conducting a preliminary verification of the number of signatures submitted in connection with a referendum petition or an initiative petition, and for this purpose to require petitions to be filed no more than 65 days earlier than is otherwise required by this article.

 

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FILE NUMBER 71, SCR 48

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 48–Senators Gibson, Mello, Horn, Vergiels, Neal, Raggio, Jacobsen, Wilson, Robinson, Glover, Rhoads, O’Connell, Bilbray, Ryan, Hickey, Shaffer, Townsend, Redelsperger, Rawson, Foley and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 71

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Vernon G. Housewright upon his receipt of the E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award and for his distinguished service to Nevada.

 

      whereas, Vernon G. Housewright has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award of 1985 by the American Correctional Association in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of corrections; and

      whereas, Mr. Housewright has enjoyed a distinguished 30-year career in the field of corrections including service in Illinois during which he opened and administered the first correctional institution in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections; and

      whereas, Mr. Housewright subsequently served as the director of corrections in Arkansas and, in January of 1982, became the director of the department of corrections in Nevada and as the director has demonstrated his exceptional ability in administering Nevada’s burgeoning correctional program; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature hereby commends Vernon G. Housewright upon his receipt of the E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award and for his distinguished service to the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to Mr. Vernon G. Housewright.

 

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FILE NUMBER 72, SJR 33

Senate Joint Resolution No. 33–Senators Raggio, Rawson, Mello, Horn, Jacobsen, Gibson, Ryan, Rhoads, Robinson, O’Connell, Shaffer, Vergiels, Townsend, Glover and Hickey

 

FILE NUMBER 72

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Inviting Taiwan to become a sister state with Nevada.

 

      whereas, The Republic of China is a longtime friend, ally and trading partner of the United States; and

      whereas, The Republic of China holds a pivotal and strategic position in Asia and the Pacific Rim and is vitally important to the United States in trade, defense and cultural exchange; and

      whereas, The people of the Republic of China enjoy a democratic way of life, a high standard of living and fundamental human rights; and

      whereas, The sister city-state concept was inaugurated by the President of the United States in 1956 to establish greater friendship and understanding between the people of the United States and other nations through the medium of direct personal communications; and

      whereas, The people of Taiwan, like the people of the State of Nevada and the United States, generally, have overcome great adversity and have built a successful, prosperous and free economy; and

      whereas, A sister-state relationship between Taiwan and Nevada is in the best interest of a cooperative relationship between the two states involved; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature, on behalf of the people of the State of Nevada, extends to the people of the Republic of China, through the Provincial Legislature of Taiwan, an invitation to join Nevada as a sister state and to conduct mutually beneficial programs in order to bring our citizens closer together and strengthen international understanding and good will; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to Chiu Chuang-Huan, Governor of Taiwan, Kao Yu-Jen, Speaker of the Provincial Legislature of Taiwan, Nieh Wen-Ya, President of the Legislative Yuan, Republic of China, each member of the congressional delegation of Nevada, and to the presiding officers of the legislative houses in each of the other states; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 73, ACR 44

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 73

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of clergy for services rendered to the assembly and senate in the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      whereas, During the present session of the legislature certain clergy, representing various denominations, have rendered daily religious services to the assembly and the senate; and

      whereas, A reasonable compensation should be provided for such services; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the state controller is authorized and directed to pay the sum of $25 per service out of the legislative fund to members of the clergy who have performed religious services for the assembly and the senate during the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 74, SJR 17

Senate Joint Resolution No. 17–Senators Raggio, Ryan, Townsend, Vergiels, Wagner, Robinson, Jacobsen, O’Connell, Rawson, Neal, Gibson, Shaffer and Mello

 

FILE NUMBER 74

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing amendments to article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to require selection of judges initially by merit and retention by election.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That a new section be added to article 6, and sections 3, 5, 15 and 20 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 22.  1.  The initial term of office of each judge of the district court appointed pursuant to section 20 of this article expires on the 1st Monday of January next following the first general election held after the year in which that judge was appointed. The initial term of office of each justice of the supreme court so appointed expires at the end of the full term of the justice whom he succeeds. The term of office of each justice or judge who succeeds himself is 6 years, beginning and ending on the 1st Monday of January in the respectively appropriate years.

      2.  Each justice or judge who desires to succeed himself shall, on or before July 1 next preceding the expiration of his term of office, declare his candidacy in a manner provided by law. With respect to each justice or judge who so declares, the question must be presented at the next general election, in a form provided by law, whether that justice or judge shall succeed himself.

      3.  If a justice or judge does not declare his candidacy, or if a majority of the votes cast on the question are cast against his succeeding himself, a vacancy is created at the expiration of his term which must be filled by appointment pursuant to section 20 of this article.


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which must be filled by appointment pursuant to section 20 of this article.

      [Sec: 3.  The Justices of the Supreme Court, shall be elected by the qualified electors of the State at the general election, and shall hold office for the term of Six Years from and including the first Monday of January next succeeding their election; Provided, that there shall be elected, at the first election under this Constitution, Three Justices of the Supreme Court who shall hold Office from and including the first Monday of December AD. Eighteen hundred and Sixty four, and continue in Office thereafter, Two, Four and Six Years respectively, from and including the first Monday of January next succeeding their election. They shall meet as soon as practicable after their election and qualification, and at their first meeting shall determine by lot, the term of Office each shall fill, and the Justice drawing the shortest term shall be Chief Justice, and after the expiration of his term, the one having the next shortest term shall be Chief Justice, after which the Senior Justice in Commission shall be Chief Justice; and in case the commission of any two or more of said Justices shall bear the same date, they shall determine by lot, who shall be Chief Justice.]

      Sec. 3.  After each biennial election, the justices of the supreme court shall meet and select as chief justice the senior justice in commission. If the commissions of any two or more justices bear the same date, they shall determine by lot who is chief justice.

      Sec. 5.  [The state is hereby divided into Nine Judicial Districts of which the county of Storey shall constitute the First; The county of Ormsby the Second; the county of Lyon the Third; The county of Washoe the Fourth; The counties of Nye and Churchill the Fifth; The county of Humboldt the Sixth; The county of Lander the Seventh; The county of Douglas the Eighth; and the county of Esmeralda the Ninth. The county of Roop shall be attached to the county of Washoe for judicial purposes until otherwise provided by law.] The Legislature may [, however,] provide by law for an alteration in the boundaries or divisions of the [Districts herein prescribed, and also] judicial districts and for increasing or diminishing the number of [the Judicial Districts and Judges] those districts and the judges therein. But no such change [shall] may take effect, except in case of a vacancy [,] or the expiration of the term of an incumbent of the [Office. At the first general election under this Constitution there shall be elected in each of the respective Districts (except as in this Section hereafter otherwise provided) One District Judge, who shall hold Office from and including the first Monday of December AD. Eighteen hundred and Sixty four and until the first Monday of January in the year Eighteen hundred and Sixty seven. After the said first election, there shall be elected at the General election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of his predecessor, One District Judge in each of the respective Judicial Districts (except in the First District as in this Section hereinafter provided.) The District Judges shall be elected by the qualified electors of their respective districts, and shall hold office for the term of 6 years (excepting those elected at said first election) from and including the first Monday of January, next succeeding their election and qualification; Provided, that the First Judicial District shall be entitled to, and shall have Three District Judges, who shall possess] office of district judge.


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(excepting those elected at said first election) from and including the first Monday of January, next succeeding their election and qualification; Provided, that the First Judicial District shall be entitled to, and shall have Three District Judges, who shall possess] office of district judge. In a judicial district with more than one district judge, each judge possesses co-extensive and concurrent jurisdiction, and [who shall be elected at the same times, in the same manner, and shall hold office for the like terms as herein prescribed, in relation to the Judges in other Judicial Districts,] any one of said Judges may preside on the [empanneling] empaneling of Grand Juries and the presentment and trial on indictments, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by law.

      [Sec:] Sec.  15.  The justices of the Supreme Court and District Judges shall each receive for their services a compensation to be fixed by law and paid in the manner provided by law, which [shall] must not be increased or diminished during the term for which they [shall] have been elected [,] or appointed, unless a Vacancy occurs, in which case the successor of the former incumbent shall receive only such salary as may be provided by law at the time of his election or appointment; and provision shall be made by law for setting apart from each year’s revenue a sufficient amount of Money, to pay [such] that compensation.

      Sec. 20.  1.  When a vacancy occurs [before the expiration of any term of office] for any reason in the supreme court or among the district judges, the governor shall appoint a justice or judge from among three nominees selected for such individual vacancy by the commission on judicial selection.

      2.  [The term of office of any justice or judge so appointed expires on the first Monday of January following the next general election.

      3.] Each nomination for the supreme court [shall] must be made by the permanent commission, composed of:

      (a) The chief justice or an associate justice designated by him;

      (b) Three members of the State Bar of Nevada, a public corporation created by statute, appointed by its board of governors; and

      (c) Three persons, not members of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

      [4.] 3.  Each nomination for the district court [shall] must be made by a temporary commission composed of:

      (a) The permanent commission;

      (b) A member of the State Bar of Nevada resident in the judicial district in which the vacancy occurs, appointed by the board of governors of the State Bar of Nevada; and

      (c) A resident of [such] that judicial district, not a member of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

      [5.] 4,  If at any time the State Bar of Nevada ceases to exist as a public corporation or ceases to include all attorneys admitted to practice before the courts of this state, the legislature shall provide by law, or if it fails to do so the court shall provide by rule, for the appointment of attorneys at law to the positions designated in this section to be occupied by members of the State Bar of Nevada.


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appointment of attorneys at law to the positions designated in this section to be occupied by members of the State Bar of Nevada.

      [6.] 5.  The term of office of each appointive member of the permanent commission, except the first members, is 4 years. Each appointing authority shall appoint one of the members first appointed for a term of 2 years. If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. The additional members of a temporary commission [shall] must be appointed when a vacancy occurs, and their terms [shall] expire when the nominations for [such] that vacancy have been transmitted to the governor.

      [7.] 6.  An appointing authority shall not appoint to the permanent commission more than:

      (a) One resident of any county.

      (b) Two members of the same political party.

No member of the permanent commission may be a member of a commission on judicial discipline.

      [8.] 7.  After the expiration of 30 days from the date on which the commission on judicial selection has delivered to him its list of nominees for any vacancy, if the governor has not made the appointment required by this section, he shall make no other appointment to any public office until he has appointed a justice or judge from the list submitted.

If a commission on judicial selection is established by another section of this constitution to nominate persons to fill vacancies on the supreme court, [such] that commission shall serve as the permanent commission established by subsection [3] 2 of this section.

 

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FILE NUMBER 75, SCR 50

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 50–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 75

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the purchase of local agricultural products.

 

      whereas, Many agricultural products of high quality are produced on the 8.9 million acres of farming and grazing land in the State of Nevada; and

      whereas, These products consist of cattle, sheep, lambs, hogs and other livestock, cotton, wheat, alfalfa, barley, corn, potatoes, melons and other crops, and honey, wool, eggs, milk, cheese and other products; and

      whereas, For several years ranchers and farmers in this state have experienced continually increasing costs of production and recently have suffered decreases in cash receipts and a sharp drop in net income from farming and ranching; and

      whereas, Purchasers in this state could greatly benefit the agricultural economy of this state by obtaining agricultural products from sources within this state, to the extent that their needs can be met by these products; now, therefore, be it

 


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from sources within this state, to the extent that their needs can be met by these products; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That institutions, wholesalers and retailers in this state are encouraged to purchase agricultural products which are grown, produced, packed, processed or raised in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That each regulatory agency of this state having the appropriate powers is directed to foster the purchase and use of agricultural products grown, produced, packed, processed or raised in this state; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel furnish a copy of this resolution to each regulatory agency of this state which is able to assist in carrying out the purposes of this resolution.

 

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FILE NUMBER 76, AJR 1

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 76

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress to enact legislation designating additional land in Nevada as wilderness.

 

      whereas, The citizens of the State of Nevada have a tremendous respect for its lands and strongly support the wise use and conservation of its natural resources; and

      whereas, Nearly 87 percent of the land in this state, including over 4,000,000 acres which have been withdrawn from use by the general public, is controlled by various agencies of the Federal Government and, therefore, the state is particularly vulnerable to decisions regarding the use of land which are made by federal agencies and not the people or elected officers of the state; and

      whereas, The economic well-being of this state, particularly some of its more rural communities, is heavily dependent on access to, and use of, the federal public lands for mining and ranching; and

      whereas, The future of mining in this state is dependent upon the availability of federal lands and the loss of areas with potential for the production of minerals would be harmful to this state and the nation; and

      whereas, The Congress of the United States now is reviewing proposed legislation which would designate as wilderness approximately 136,900 acres in this state, including portions of Mount Charleston, Mount Moriah, Boundary Peak and additions to the existing Jarbidge wilderness area; and

      whereas, In addition to these areas, there is general support in this state for the designation of an additional 1,322,900 acres as wilderness in the Desert National Wildlife Range; and

      whereas, There has been a considerable amount of public discussion in Nevada regarding designations of wilderness areas and there is a general consensus supporting the designation of those areas as wilderness; and

 


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in Nevada regarding designations of wilderness areas and there is a general consensus supporting the designation of those areas as wilderness; and

      whereas, The committee on public lands of the Nevada legislature is a permanent entity of the legislature and is empowered to review and comment on proposals affecting public lands under the control of the Federal Government, and in this respect the committee serves as an official liaison between the Nevada legislature when the legislature is not in session and the Congress of the United States; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That this legislature urges the Congress of the United States to designate as wilderness portions of Mount Charleston, Mount Moriah, Boundary Peak, and the Jarbidge area, as identified in federal legislation now pending in Congress; and be it further

      resolved, That the Congress of the United States is urged to designate as wilderness those portions of the Desert National Wildlife Range which have been recommended for designation as wilderness by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; and be it further

      resolved, That the Congress of the United States is urged to keep the committee on public lands of the Nevada legislature informed of additional discussions regarding potential designations of wilderness in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel shall forthwith transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of the Nevada congressional delegation, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Interior, the chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and National Parks of the United States House of Representatives, the chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Reserved Water of the United States Senate, the chief of the United States Forest Service and the director of the Bureau of Land Management.

 

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FILE NUMBER 77, SCR 55

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 55–Senators Raggio, Wagner, Mello, Townsend, Wilson, Glover, Rhoads and Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 77

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Marvin Picollo, former superintendent of the Washoe County School District.

 

      whereas, The members of the legislature of the State of Nevada were deeply saddened by the recent death of Marvin Picollo, former superintendent of the Washoe County School District; and

      whereas, Dr. Picollo was a native of Nevada, born, raised and educated in Ely, Nevada; and


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      whereas, He served in the Navy defending this country in World War II; and

      whereas, After returning from the war, Dr. Picollo was graduated from the University of Nevada and dedicated himself to the education of the children of Nevada, particularly the children in need of special education; and

      whereas, Because of his expertise in the field of special education, Dr. Picollo was named Washoe County School District’s first director of special education and was honored by the National Education Association, Family Weekly magazine, the University of Nevada at Reno, and Executive Educator Magazine; and

      whereas, He received national acclaim on being named one of North America’s 100 best executives of schools; and

      whereas, Marvin Picollo served the people of the State of Nevada and Washoe County for 30 years in various positions with the Washoe County School District, including 14 years as its superintendent, and that service was performed with dedication and compassion; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Marvin Picollo; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Dr. Picollo’s widow, Donna.

 

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FILE NUMBER 78, SCR 56

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 56–Senators Vergiels, Gibson, Wilson, Raggio, Neal, Jacobsen, Wagner, Bilbray, Mello, Glover, Hickey, Robinson, Horn, Foley, Ryan, Townsend, Redelsperger, Rhoads, O’Connell, Rawson and Shaffer

 

FILE NUMBER 78

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Barbara Pennington.

 

      whereas, Barbara Pennington is a native Nevadan, who was born in Reno and attended Sparks High School, Reno Business College and the University of Nevada at Reno, where she majored in history; and

      whereas, She has been an employee of the legislative counsel bureau since 1967; and

      whereas, Barbara performs her duties as receptionist, registrar of lobbyists, and coordinator of financial disclosure statements with dedication and enthusiasm; and

      whereas, She spends many thankless hours assisting the members of the legislature in finding accommodations for the session; and

      whereas, Her sense of humor, her willingness to help, her cheerful, pleasant attitude and her ability to tactfully and graciously handle even the most demanding persons during a legislative session have made Barbara Pennington a valued employee and have endeared her to legislators and other employees of the legislative counsel bureau; now, therefore, be it

 


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legislators and other employees of the legislative counsel bureau; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada wish to commend Barbara Pennington for her years of dedicated and loyal service to the legislature and extend their warmest congratulations to her on her birthday, this 23rd day of May.

 

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FILE NUMBER 79, SR 11

Senate Resolution No. 11–Senators Gibson, Wilson, Raggio, Neal, Jacobsen, Wagner, Bilbray, Mello, Glover, Hickey, Robinson, Horn, Foley, Ryan, Townsend, Vergiels, Redelsperger, Rhoads, O’Connell, Rawson and Shaffer

 

FILE NUMBER 79

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commending the attachés of the Senate for their good work.

 

      whereas, The attachés of the Senate have labored long and diligently at the work of this session of the legislature and have performed their tasks in an efficient and timely manner; and

      whereas, The effectiveness and functioning of all legislative bodies is dependent upon the expertise and abilities of the staff that administers the flow and processing of legislation and provides assistance to the members and committees of the bodies; and

      whereas, Work on the staff of a legislature is unique and demands dedication and loyalty to the legislative body; and

      whereas, The attachés of the Senate have served the members of the 63rd session of the legislature with extraordinary energy, competence and productivity; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the members of the Senate of the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature commend and thank Mary Jo Mongelli, Ann Moyle, Linda Keaton, Mary Phillips, Vernon Bunker, Mike Leahy, Shanna Pozzi, Derek Rowley, Laverna Marwin, Jeanne Douglass, Sally Jo Boyes, Toni Bryant, Carolyn Freeland, Nancy Hayslip, Julie Hofmann, Marilyn Hofmann, Barbara Kightlinger, Rosalie Lansdowne, Susan Parkhurst, Pamela Robinson, Joan Thran, Marilyn Tremper, Linda Bounds, Lucille Hill, Marilyn White, Clara Balmer, Lisa Bodensteiner, Mary Ellen Patt, Sally Rigg, Shannon Reinhardt, Shirley Hammon, Lee-Ann Keever, Barbara Morrow, Phyllis Barnes, Janet Butler, Juanita Cone, Edward Cordisco, Doris Fry, Alfred Perondi, Oliver Perondi, Jolene Miley and Lauren Arends for their careful and efficient work in assisting the proceedings of the Senate; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to each attaché of the Senate.

 

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FILE NUMBER 80, SJR 36

Senate Joint Resolution No. 36–Senator Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 80

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to authorize the cleanup and conveyance of certain land adjacent to state property at the Stewart Indian School.

 

      whereas, On July 21, 1982, the Federal Government transferred approximately 50 acres of property with the improvements thereon at the former Stewart Indian School in Carson City to the state but retained two parcels comprising approximately 60 acres because of limitations on the amount of land which could be conveyed in the transaction; and

      whereas, Those parcels have accumulated debris and the improvements located thereon are rapidly deteriorating from lack of care, creating a hazard and a potential source of liability for the Federal Government; and

      whereas, The state desires to obtain those parcels to expand its activities and facilities at the Stewart Indian School site; and

      whereas, The state has tendered a proposal to remove the accumulated debris from those parcels and to secure the improvements from further deterioration; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature urges the Congress of the United States to enact promptly appropriate legislation permitting the state to enter those parcels, remove the debris and secure the improvements thereon and authorizing the conveyance of those parcels to the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 81, SR 12

Senate Resolution No. 12–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 81

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commending the presentation on television of information on health care.

 

      whereas, An awareness of the many issues involved in the area of health care is vital for all members of our increasingly complex society; and

      whereas, On May 15, 1985, legislators, other public officers and employees, and other persons concerned with the problems of providing health care in this state, were afforded the unique opportunity to participate in the live, national presentation on television of “Tomorrow’s Healthcare Marketplace: Predictions, Trends and Realities,” broadcast by satellite to 40 cities throughout the United States, including Reno; and

 


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employees, and other persons concerned with the problems of providing health care in this state, were afforded the unique opportunity to participate in the live, national presentation on television of “Tomorrow’s Healthcare Marketplace: Predictions, Trends and Realities,” broadcast by satellite to 40 cities throughout the United States, including Reno; and

      whereas, The program, through the sponsorship and cooperation of many organizations, was brought to the legislative building in Carson City so that busy legislators and other concerned persons could have access to a broad range of information on the promises and problems of health care in America today; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the following organizations are commended for their efforts in arranging the presentation of the broadcast in Carson City:

      1.  The American College of Hospital Administrators;

      2.  Lifetime Television Network;

      3.  Symposiums International;

      4.  Arthur Andersen and Co.;

      5.  Carson-Tahoe Hospital;

      6.  The Department of Human Resources;

      7.  The Nevada State Association of Life Underwriters;

      8.  The Nevada Health Underwriter Associations; and

      9.  Satellite Electronics International; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to those organizations.

 

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FILE NUMBER 82, ACR 50

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 50–Committee on Economic Development and Tourism

 

FILE NUMBER 82

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Thanking Kennecott Corporation for its proposed donation of the Nevada Northern Railroad to White Pine County.

 

      whereas, Kennecott Corporation has announced its willingness to donate to White Pine County the buildings, equipment and real property used by the Nevada Northern Railroad and located in that county; and

      whereas, The Nevada Northern Railroad was built in 1905 to serve the rich industry for mining copper near Ely, Nevada; and

      whereas, This railroad was one of the most profitable railways for mining in this state operated over a short distance and was in operation longer than any other such railway in the history of this state; and

      whereas, Many of the locomotives, which were powered by steam, and the cars used for passengers and freight are still present in White Pine County along with all the track; and

      whereas, If so donated, this equipment, along with the original stations and buildings, will be developed as an authentic operating railroad and will serve as a museum and an attraction for tourists, which will greatly benefit the people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

 


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which will greatly benefit the people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature, on behalf of the people of the State of Nevada, hereby thanks Kennecott Corporation for its willingness to donate to White Pine County the buildings, equipment and real property used by the Nevada Northern Railroad; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the chief executive officer of the Kennecott Corporation in McGill, Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 83, ACR 51

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 51–Assemblymen Price, Nevin, Jeffrey, Sader, Dini, DuBois, Coffin, O’Donnell, Getto, Swain, Tebbs, Arberry, Zimmer, Horne, Ham, Joerg, Francis, Kerns, Bogaert, Williams, Little, Lambert, Fairchild, Marvel, Malone, Collins, Beyer, Thompson, Nicholas, Humke, Roberts, Craddock, Spriggs, Bergevin, McGaughey, Stone, Thomas and Rader

 

FILE NUMBER 83

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring the week of May 26 as Nevada Thunderbird Week.

 

      whereas, The famous Air Demonstration Squadron of the United States Air Force, known throughout the world as the Thunderbirds, has made its home at Nellis Air Force Base for the past 30 years; and

      whereas, The Thunderbirds have performed their daring aerobatics and precision maneuvers in 49 countries in the free world before 180 million persons; and

      whereas, The 129 men and women that constitute the Thunderbird team exhibit the qualities of professionalism, dedication, and patriotism that reflect the best that is this nation and this state; now therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the week of May 26 is declared Nevada Thunderbird Week; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence E. Stellmon, Commander/Leader of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Brigadier General Joseph W. Ashy, Commander of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, Major General E. H. Fischer, Commander of the Tactical Fighter Weapons Center, General Robert D. Russ, Commander of the Tactical Air Command, and General Charles A. Gabriel, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.

 

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FILE NUMBER 84, AJR 27

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 27–Assemblymen Nicholas, Bergevin and Humke

 

FILE NUMBER 84

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to taxation, to allow an exemption from taxation for real property whose development is prohibited by governmental action.

 

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 1.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except mines and mining claims, when not patented, the proceeds alone of which shall be assessed and taxed, and when patented, each patented mine shall be assessed at not less than five hundred dollars ($500), except when one hundred dollars ($100) in labor has been actually performed on such patented mine during the year, in addition to the tax upon the net proceeds . [; shares]

      2.  Shares of stock (except shares of stock in banking corporations), bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt.

      3.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

      4.  Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or afterward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged.

      5.  The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.


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taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

      6.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

      7.  No inheritance or estate tax shall ever be levied . [, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law]

      8.  The legislature may exempt by law:

      (a) Property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes, or to encourage the conservation of energy or the substitution of other sources for fossil sources of energy.

      (b) Any portion of the value of real property whose development is prohibited directly or indirectly by a governmental action.

 

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FILE NUMBER 85, SCR 61

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 61–Senators Jacobsen, Gibson, Wilson, Raggio, Neal, Wagner, Bilbray, Mello, Glover, Hickey, Robinson, Horn, Foley, Ryan, Townsend, Vergiels, Redelsperger, Rhoads, O’Connell, Rawson and Shaffer

 

FILE NUMBER 85

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending former Senator William E. Dial for his distinguished service to the people of this state.

 

      whereas, William E. Dial was born on May 6, 1901, to Isaac and Mary Dial in Cawker City, Kansas; and

      whereas, Because of his interest in youth, he became an educator and served in schools in Kansas, Oklahoma and Montana before coming to Nevada where he taught at and later served as the principal of the Stewart Indian School; and

      whereas, In 1942 he married the former Genevieve Palmer; and

      whereas, He served in the United States Air Force in World War II and in 1947 opened his own agency for real estate and insurance in Carson City which continued in business until 1969; and

      whereas, He has been politically active in his community, serving as the chairman of the Republican Central Committee for Ormsby County and Carson City and as a county commissioner for Ormsby County; and

      whereas, He distinguished himself as a senator of this legislature for 8 years, from 1959 through 1966, where he sat on the senate committee on banks, banking and corporations and the committee on education and the state university, among others; and

      whereas, He has been involved in many civic organizations and fraternal societies including the Lions Club, American Legion, Royal Arch Masons, Kerak Temple of the Shrine and the Chamber of Commerce; and

      whereas, Although he and his wife have no children, he has devoted much of his time and energy to working with the youth of this state and helping them to become better citizens of this state by encouraging them to participate in political and civic affairs; and

 


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helping them to become better citizens of this state by encouraging them to participate in political and civic affairs; and

      whereas, Through his years of devoted service to this state and Carson City, he has earned the affection and respect of those who know him; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 63rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commend William E. Dial for his years of service and his many outstanding contributions to the citizens of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to William E. Dial.

 

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FILE NUMBER 86, SJR 24

Senate Joint Resolution No. 24–Senator Ryan

 

FILE NUMBER 86

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to give the President authority to veto appropriation measures in part instead of having to approve or reject the entire measure.

 

      whereas, Federal appropriation measures are often extremely complex, containing many appropriations covering a number of different aspects of a program; and

      whereas, Under the United States Constitution the President must either approve or veto the complete appropriation measure; and

      whereas, President Reagan has requested that the President be empowered to act upon federal appropriation measures item by item so that he can allow spending for specific parts of a program without having to accept the whole program; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Congress of the United States to support President Reagan in his request that the President be empowered to approve or veto legislative appropriation measures item by item by:

      (1) Approving an amendment to the Constitution of the United States and submitting it to the states for ratification to empower the President to approve or veto appropriation measures item by item; and

      (2) Immediately passing legislation temporarily giving the President this authority until the constitutional amendment is ratified permanently vesting this authority in the President; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel shall transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further


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      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 87, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Assemblymen Bogaert, Collins, Horne, Fairchild, Spriggs, Getto, Nicholas, Zimmer, Rader, Little, Bergevin, Ham, Banner, Schofield, Roberts, McGaughey, Stone, Francis, Joerg, Thomas, DuBois, Tebbs, Beyer, Dini, Marvel, Humke, Malone and Kerns

 

FILE NUMBER 87

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to develop the alternative system of strategic defense.

 

      whereas, The people of Nevada are dedicated to the concept of world peace, and the current trend toward mutually assured destruction characterized by the stockpiling of nuclear weapons by the United States and the Soviet Union is a continuing threat to that peace; and

      whereas, There is a developing technology which may permit the construction of an alternative system of strategic defense against a surprise nuclear attack by the Soviet Union; and

      whereas, The system would use satellites to intercept and destroy hostile nuclear missiles while preserving the nuclear retaliatory capability of the United States; and

      whereas, The United States can take the first step in an effort to assure world peace and mutually assured survival while still protecting its people from the threat of nuclear war through the use of this alternative system of strategic defense; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That Congress is urged to take the first step toward achieving world peace and mutually assured survival by actively pursuing the concept of the alternative system of strategic defense as an effective method of eliminating the threat to world peace caused by the proliferation of nuclear weapons; and be it further

      resolved, That Nevada be allowed to participate in the research and development of this system; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and, be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 88, SCR 54

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 54–Committee on Finance

 

FILE NUMBER 88

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Approving the execution of a lease of certain state land to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 

      whereas, NRS 322.007 requires approval by the legislature or the interim finance committee of any lease of state land whose term exceeds 1 year; and

      whereas, The division of state lands has reached tentative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency concerning such a lease; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature approves the leasing of the buildings and grounds of the Stewart Indian School at Carson City, Nevada, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the term and upon the conditions agreed upon by the administrator of the division of state lands; and be it further

      resolved, That the copy of the lease be kept in the fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau as an open record for the information of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 89, SJR 20

Senate Joint Resolution No. 20–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 89

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to enact legislation which increases controls on the number of wild horses and burros and which authorizes additional methods of removing those animals from public lands.

 

      whereas, The Wild Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1331 et seq., protects wild horses and burros from destruction, capture or sale by any person or governmental entity except when authorized by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture in connection with public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service; and

      whereas, The Wild Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act has been overly successful and has allowed once-threatened populations of wild horses and burros in Nevada to increase to the extent that approximately 29,000 wild horses and 1500 wild burros inhabited the public lands in this state as of September 1984; and

      whereas, The populations of wild horses and burros are increasing at an annual rate between 12 and 18 percent and will, absent stronger measures to control their numbers, double in the next 5 years; and

      whereas, The Wild Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act requires the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to manage the wild horse and burro populations in a manner that protects the natural ecological balance of wildlife inhabiting the public lands; and

 


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wild horse and burro populations in a manner that protects the natural ecological balance of wildlife inhabiting the public lands; and

      whereas, Wild horses and burros are already so numerous that they are destroying the habitat used by wildlife; and

      whereas, The removal of wild horses and burros from the range for adoption is currently the only authorized means of disposing of these animals; and

      whereas, As of April 1985, there were 5,900 captured wild horses in Nevada awaiting adoption, the feeding of which costs the American taxpayers $11,800 per day; and

      whereas, The capturing and feeding of wild horses is an unjustifiable expense when other federal programs are being eliminated to reduce the federal deficit and there are potential alternatives to this program which are available; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada strongly urges the Congress of the United States to enact legislation which:

      1.  Requires the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to control strictly the populations of wild horses and burros on public lands;

      2.  Authorizes additional or more effective methods for the capture, sale, donation, transfer or other removal of wild horses and burros from public lands in Nevada; and

      3.  Requires the conveyance of all unadopted wild horses and burros to appropriate agencies for the protection of animals and, if the demand for adoption falls below the number of available animals, authorizes the sale of excess wild horses and burros at public auction or the destruction of those animals in the most humane and economical manner possible; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, each chairman and each member of the appropriate congressional committees and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 90, AJR 26

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 26–Committee on Health and Welfare

 

FILE NUMBER 90

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to create a commission to study the causes and means for prevention of suicide among youth.

 

      whereas, Suicide has overtaken homicide as the second most prevalent cause of death among persons who are 15 to 24 years old; and

      whereas, From 1955 to the present, the rate of reported suicides among youths has increased by more than 300 percent with suicide now claiming more young lives than cancer; and

      whereas, The actual number of suicides among youth may actually be as much as four times the number reported because of the tendency to classify such deaths as either accidental or a homicide in an effort to spare a family grief and to avoid stigmatizing a community; and

      whereas, The underlying causes of suicide among youths and the related behavioral difficulties faced by adolescents have not been adequately researched, documented and understood; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That this legislature hereby urges the Congress of the United States to enact appropriate legislation to create a commission on the prevention of suicide among youth to be responsible for:

      1.  Amassing and correlating information concerning suicide among youth;

      2.  Researching and analysing the underlying causes of suicide among youth in our society;

      3.  Formulating recommendations concerning public policy toward and proposed legislation concerning the prevention of suicide among youth for the President of the United States and the Congress; and

      4.  Providing guidance to state and local governments and schools in developing programs for the prevention of suicide among youth; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel prepare and transmit copies of the resolution to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the members of the Nevada’s congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 91, AJR 29

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 29–Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 91

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Department of the Navy to broaden the scope of its review of the effect of the proposed diversion of a portion of its water rights at Fallon, Nevada.

 

      whereas, The Department of the Navy has certain water rights in connection with the naval air station at Fallon, Nevada; and

      whereas, The use of this water affects the fish and wildlife habitats of the Newlands Reclamation Project and the Stillwater Wildlife Management Area; and

      whereas, The Department of the Navy, without consulting the Federal Water Master or the State of Nevada, has proposed to divert approximately 25 percent of its water to Pyramid Lake; and

      whereas, The Department of the Navy has limited the scope of the review of the proposed action required by the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 661 et seq., to only the Truckee River; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby urged to direct that the scope of the review be broadened to include consideration of the effect the proposed diversion of water will have on the fish and wildlife habitats of the Newlands Reclamation Project and the Stillwater Wildlife Management Area; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Secretary of the Navy and the members of Nevada’s congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 92, SJR 19

Senate Joint Resolution No. 19–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 92

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to grant an additional 6,205,522 acres of public land to Nevada.

 

      whereas, More than 120 years have elapsed since Nevada became a state and the United States government still retains approximately 87 percent of the land in Nevada; and

      whereas, The growth in population within this state and the resulting change in the use of the land has placed a heavy demand on the state and local governments to provide additional facilities for governmental services while abandoning existing facilities which have been rendered ineffective by changes in population; and

      whereas, These vast federally owned areas create a major tax burden on the owners of private property in this state to meet the needs of children for public schooling and other services; and

 


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on the owners of private property in this state to meet the needs of children for public schooling and other services; and

      whereas, Intermingled ownership of land among private persons and federal governmental agencies severely restricts proper practices for the conservation of this state’s natural resources and the preservation of recreational, wildlife and environmental areas which are best suited for management by the state and local governments; and

      whereas, The federal ownership of a majority of the land in this state prohibits the orderly expansion of landlocked cities on a planned basis, without an adverse effect on the existing economy of local areas; and

      whereas, An additional grant of 6,205,522 acres of public land from Congress to this state is required to give this state parity with the neighboring states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah; and

      whereas, This state has established an innovative program to prepare statements of policy and plans relating to the immediate and future use of lands in Nevada which are currently under federal jurisdiction, requiring the cooperation of and consultation with all levels of government and members of the general public; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature memorializes the Congress of the United States to review the 1970 report of the Nevada state committee on federal land laws and Bulletin No. 83-8 of the select committee on public lands and, pursuant thereto, grant to Nevada an additional 6,205,522 acres of public land for the benefit of the public schools; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislature encourages the Congress in making such a grant to reserve any rights of way necessary for public access to any other land which is open to public use; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution and the publications referred to in this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Vice President as presiding officer of the Senate, the Secretary of the Interior, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 93, SJR 30

Senate Joint Resolution No. 30–Senator Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 93

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Nevada’s congressional delegation to support the exchange of state land for the Clear Creek Conservation Center.

 

      whereas, The Clear Creek Conservation Center is owned by the United States Forest Service but has been used and maintained exclusively by the State of Nevada since 1973; and


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      whereas, The center is currently being leased at no charge to the state under a special use permit which expires on July 1, 1985; and

      whereas, The State of Nevada has invested approximately $90,000 annually for the past few years in maintaining the center; and

      whereas, The center comprises 79 acres and 25 structures and improvements and is used extensively by many youth and civic organizations for educational and recreational activities and by the state as a base for seasonal firefighting; and

      whereas, It appears that the center is surplus to the needs of the United States Forest Service and that the Service is interested in disposing of the property; and

      whereas, The state wishes to acquire the property through an exchange of land; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature urges the members of Nevada’s congressional delegation to support the acquisition of the Clear Creek Conservation Center by the state through an exchange of land with the Federal Government; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the members of Nevada’s congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 94, SJR 29

Senate Joint Resolution No. 29–Senators Rhoads, Bilbray, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, O’Connell, Raggio, Redelsperger, Robinson, Ryan and Shaffer

 

FILE NUMBER 94

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to enact legislation requiring the transfer of federal land to Nevada in the same proportion as federal land in Nevada is withdrawn from public use.

 

      whereas, The Federal Government controls over 86 percent of all land in Nevada; and

      whereas, The Federal Government may withdraw such land under its control from public use without compensation to this state; and

      whereas, The legislature of this state has declared that policies and issues relating to public lands are matters of continuing concern to this state; and

      whereas, The withdrawal of lands by the Federal Government from public use for multiple purposes so that it may be used for such single purposes as military operations and the training of related personnel, projects relating to nuclear energy, the protection of endangered species of wildlife or the establishment and maintenance of wilderness areas further restricts the sovereignty of this state and the ability of the state to plan for the future and to protect the best interests of its citizens; now, therefore, be it

 


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to plan for the future and to protect the best interests of its citizens; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby urges the Congress of the United States to enact legislation requiring the transfer of federal land to Nevada in the same proportion as federal land in this state is withdrawn from public use for multiple purposes for uses primarily devoted to a single purpose; and be it further

      resolved, That the Federal Government is hereby urged to cooperate with the State of Nevada in developing a plan for the disposition and management of federal land proposed for transfer to this state; and be it further

      resolved, That the plan include:

      1.  A list of federal land which the state and local governments wish to acquire by transfer.

      2.  The identification of land in this state which the Federal Government intends to withdraw from public use.

      3.  The procedure for the transfer of federal land to Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That any land transferred will be used to serve the interests of the people of this state; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted immediately by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to each member of the congressional delegation of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 95, AJR 22

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 22–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 95

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the constitution of the State of Nevada to authorize the taxation of estates only to the extent of the credit allowable for the tax against the federal estate tax.

 

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That a new section be added to article 10, and section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read respectively as follows:

      Sec. 4.  The legislature may provide by law for the taxation of estates taxed by the United States, but only to the extent of any credit allowed by federal law for the payment of the state tax. The combined amount of these federal and state taxes may not exceed the estate tax which would be imposed by federal law alone. If another state of the United States imposes and collects death taxes against an estate which is taxable by the State of Nevada under this section, the amount of estate tax to be collected by the State of Nevada must be reduced by the amount of the death taxes collected by the other state.


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is taxable by the State of Nevada under this section, the amount of estate tax to be collected by the State of Nevada must be reduced by the amount of the death taxes collected by the other state. Any lien for the estate tax attaches no sooner than the time when the tax is due, and no restriction on possession or use of a decedent’s property may be imposed by law before the time when the tax is due. The State of Nevada shall:

      1.  Accept the determination of the United States of the amount of the taxable estate without further audit.

      2.  Accept payment of the tax in installments proportionate to any which may be permitted under federal law.

      3.  Impose no penalty for such a deferred payment.

      4.  Not charge interest on a deferred or belated payment at any rate higher than may be provided in similar circumstances by federal law.

      Section 1.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except mines and mining claims, when not patented, the proceeds alone of which shall be assessed and taxed, and when patented, each patented mine shall be assessed at not less than five hundred dollars ($500), except when one hundred dollars ($100) in labor has been actually performed on such patented mine during the year, in addition to the tax upon the net proceeds . [; shares]

      2.  Shares of stock (except shares of stock in banking corporations), bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt.

      3.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

      4.  Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or afterward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged.


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      5.  The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

      6.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

      7.  No inheritance [or estate] tax shall ever be levied . [, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law]

      8.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes, or to encourage the conservation of energy or the substitution of other sources for fossil sources of energy.

 

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FILE NUMBER 96, ACR 23

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Committee on Elections

 

FILE NUMBER 96

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the need to modernize Nevada’s election laws.

 

      whereas, The laws governing the procedures used in elections in Nevada have not been comprehensively studied since the authorization of punchcard voting in 1975; and

      whereas, There are now two methods of voting authorized by law; and

      whereas, The law governing those methods should be examined to identify any inconsistent or conflicting provisions and, where necessary or appropriate, modernize and simplify those methods; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct, through the staff of the legislative counsel bureau, a study of the laws governing the procedures used in elections in Nevada to determine the need for their revision and modernization; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2392ê

 

FILE NUMBER 97, ACR 28

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Committee on Economic Development and Tourism

 

FILE NUMBER 97

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the commission on economic development to give preference to the smaller counties in granting assistance for economic development.

 

      whereas, The legislature has established a program of local grants for economic development administered by the commission on economic development; and

      whereas, Approximately 76 percent of that money has gone to Clark County and Washoe County; and

      whereas, The current level of such assistance in Clark County and Washoe County has provided one-third of the combined budgets of the local development agencies located therein; and

      whereas, The need for resources to establish the local capability for development and for planning for that development is greatest in the rural counties where the local financial resources are the least available; and

      whereas, The proposed budget of the commission on economic development for the coming biennium proposes a 37 percent increase in assistance; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the commission on economic development give preference in the distribution of the additional money made available for the coming biennium to those rural counties where there is a demonstrated need for the assistance and well-defined programs for the best use of that assistance; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the commission on economic development.

 

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FILE NUMBER 98, ACR 31

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 98

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study methods of distributing the revenues from the taxation of large electrical power plants.

 

      whereas, The White Pine Power Project and, to a lesser extent, the Valmy Power Project are bringing to areas of this state construction and electrical generating capacity of a magnitude not before experienced in those areas or in the state as a whole; and

      whereas, Questions have been raised concerning appropriate policies for the distribution of the revenues from the taxation of these projects in light of their nature; and


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2393 (File Number 98, ACR 31)ê

 

      whereas, It is essential that the legislature be thoroughly familiar with the effects of various options for the distribution of such revenues; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study methods of distributing the revenues from the taxation of large electrical power plants; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 99, ACR 35

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 99

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the functions and appropriate placement within the state government of the investigation division of the department of motor vehicles.

 

      whereas, An investigation division currently exists within the department of motor vehicles charged with the investigation of offenses relating to motor vehicles, controlled substances and dangerous drugs;

      whereas, A proposal has been made to transfer the division to the office of the attorney general and to broaden its investigative powers; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the functions and appropriate placement within the state government of the investigation division of the department of motor vehicles; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 100, ACR 36

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Committee on Transportation

 

FILE NUMBER 100

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the fees and taxes which produce revenue for the construction and maintenance of the highways.

 

      whereas, The existence of a safe and efficient system of highways within the State of Nevada is essential to the economy and general welfare of the state; and

      whereas, The constitution of the State of Nevada provides that the proceeds from any tax or fee related to the operation of a motor vehicle and the proceeds of any excise tax on fuel for motor vehicles must be used for the construction and maintenance of the highways of this state; and

 


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2394 (File Number 100, ACR 36)ê

 

used for the construction and maintenance of the highways of this state; and

      whereas, The provisions which impose the taxes and fees that currently produce the revenues for such construction and maintenance are complicated, difficult to administer and often confusing to the person who must pay them; and

      whereas, It is impossible to determine without comprehensive study whether those taxes and fees are adequate to ensure safe highways and whether they distribute the costs equitably among the users of the highways; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct a study of the taxes and fees which produce the revenues for the construction and maintenance of the highways of this state; and be it further

      resolved, That the study include a review and evaluation of whether the taxes and fees are adequate to ensure safe highways and whether they distribute the costs equitably among the users of the highways; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 101, ACR 39

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 39–Assemblymen Bogaert, Kerns, Price, Humke, Jeffrey and Roberts

 

FILE NUMBER 101

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the potential uses of Washoe Lake.

 

      whereas, Washoe Lake is an important natural resource for this state, partly because of its unique location between Carson City and Reno; and

      whereas, The public has an interest in ensuring that Washoe Lake’s resources and ecology are preserved while encouraging its use for the benefit of the people of this state; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct an interim study of the potential uses of Washoe Lake, including the control of floods, storage of water, recreational needs and conservation of wildlife and open space; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 64th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2395ê

 

FILE NUMBER 102, ACR 40

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 40–Assemblyman Ham

 

FILE NUMBER 102

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the public service commission of Nevada.

 

      whereas, The public service commission of Nevada was created in 1919 to supervise and regulate the operation and maintenance of the public utilities in this state; and

      whereas, The laws which govern the operation of the public service commission of Nevada have been extensively amended since 1919; and

      whereas, No attempt has been made by the legislature in its recent sessions to evaluate the effectiveness of the public service commission of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct a study of the effectiveness of the public service commission of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 103, ACR 41

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Committee on Health and Welfare

 

FILE NUMBER 103

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the effect on the cost of medical services of the requirement of approval by the department of human resources of certain medical projects.

 

      whereas, It is necessary to the welfare of the state to ensure that its citizens receive medical services of high quality at a reasonable cost; and

      whereas, In an effort to control that cost, the legislature has enacted a law requiring the approval of the director of the department of human resources for certain medical projects; and

      whereas, It is not clear what effect that requirement has had in controlling the cost of medical services; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the effect on the cost of medical services of the requirement of approval by the director of the department of human of certain medical projects on the cost of medical services; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2396ê

 

FILE NUMBER 104, ACR 43

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 43–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 104

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study means to eliminate any duplication of governmental services between Clark County and the largest city located therein.

 

      whereas, The legislature oversees local governments on matters pertaining to economy and efficiency on behalf of the taxpayers of this state; and

      whereas, A lack of coordination of functions and services between the governing bodies of a city and a county can result in the unnecessary expenditure of tax revenues for duplicated functions and services, including but not limited to fire protection and suppression, garbage collection and disposal, police protection, building inspection, public transportation and emergency health care; and

      whereas, The elimination of any duplication of functions and services between Clark County and the largest city located therein would benefit a majority of the citizens of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study means to eliminate any duplication in the governmental functions performed by and services provided by Clark County and the largest city located therein and determine whether such a unification would result in improved services at lower costs; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission is directed to submit a report of its findings and any recommended legislation, including a proposal for any necessary constitutional amendments, to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 105, ACR 52

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 105

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing legislative commission to study feasibility of minting gold and silver medallions.

 

      whereas, The mining of gold and silver in Nevada was an important element in the development of Nevada and continues to be crucial to the economy of this state; and

      whereas, The romance and excitement of Nevada’s history is a powerful attraction for tourists from all over the world; and

      whereas, The production of medallions of various sizes minted from gold and silver mined in Nevada would be a tangible and lasting symbol of Nevada’s heritage; and

      whereas, The sale of these medallions could be beneficial to the mining and tourism business as well as to the state; now, therefore, be it

 


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mining and tourism business as well as to the state; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission, with the cooperation of the Nevada state museum and the department of minerals, is directed to conduct a study of the feasibility of minting medallions of various sizes from gold and silver mined in Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission submit a report of its findings and any recommended legislation, including any constitutional amendments, to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 106, ACR 53

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 53–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 106

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study insurance against medical malpractice.

 

      whereas, The cost of health care in this state is increasing dramatically; and

      whereas, Premiums for insurance against medical malpractice are also increasing dramatically; and

      whereas, There is concern over these problems being expressed throughout the country; and

      whereas, Insufficient information is presently available to the legislature for it to determine whether the increasing cost of health care is attributable in significant part to the cost of the underwriting of insurance against medical malpractice by insurance companies; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the business of insuring against medical malpractice including the cost and benefit of such insurance; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 64th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2398ê

 

FILE NUMBER 107, ACR 54

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 54–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 107

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the feasibility of requiring insurance for the driver instead of the motor vehicle.

 

      whereas, Nevada has a law requiring every owner of a motor vehicle to provide security as proof of financial responsibility for payment of tort liabilities, but many owners still do not provide such security; and

      whereas, The cost of damages caused by uninsured motorists falls upon the person who is insured and his insurance company; and

      whereas, This causes the cost of insurance for a motor vehicle to rise sharply; and

      whereas, A way must be found to effectively require each person driving a motor vehicle to be financially responsible; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission conduct a study into the feasibility of requiring insurance for each person issued a driver’s license, rather than for the motor vehicle; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission present its report and any recommendations for legislation to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 108, ACR 56

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 56–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 108

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Admonishing Clark County and the City of Las Vegas to settle their differences on the treatment of waste water.

 

      whereas, The 58th session of the Nevada legislature in 1975 enacted laws to provide for the most effective and efficient treatment of waste water in the Las Vegas Valley; and

      whereas, A disproportionate part of the costs of the facilities for treatment of that waste has been borne by the customers of the Clark County Sanitation District; and

      whereas, It is reported that lengthy and protracted litigation concerning the treatment of waste water has cost the residents of Clark County and the citizens of Nevada $10,000,000; and

      whereas, A concerted effort between the City of Las Vegas and Clark County to use jointly the existing facilities can result in a savings of up to $20,000,000; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That Clark County and the City of Las Vegas, in the interest of their residents, are strongly admonished to resolve their differences concerning the treatment of waste water in the Las Vegas Valley; and be it further

 


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differences concerning the treatment of waste water in the Las Vegas Valley; and be it further

      resolved, That the solution of the differences provide for the apportionment of the cost of treating the waste water among customers on the basis of the strength and amount of waste generated by a customer.

 

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FILE NUMBER 109, ACR 58

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 58–Assemblymen Bilyeu, Joerg, Francis, Kerns, Dini, Jeffrey, Rader, Lambert, O’Donnell, Banner, Getto, Ham, Thomas, Zimmer, Nevin, Swain, Tebbs, Spriggs, Arberry, Coffin, Craddock, Horne, Roberts, Humke, Schofield, Nicholas, Thompson, Beyer, Stone, DuBois, Collins, McGaughey, Price, Bogaert, Bergevin, Williams, Malone, Little, Marvel, Sader, Fairchild and Sedway

 

FILE NUMBER 109

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the superintendent of the state printing and micrographics division of the department of general services and his staff for their services to the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      whereas, The superintendent of the state printing and micrographics division of the department of general services and his staff have worked many long hours to meet the demands of the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature; and

      whereas, Their tasks this session have been completed with exemplary efficiency and promptness; and

      whereas, The high standards and professional attitude of the superintendent and his staff have been reflected throughout this session in the quality of the work they have produced; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 63rd session of the legislature hereby express their gratitude and commend all members of the staff of the state printing and micrographics division for their careful and efficient work and courteous cooperation in assisting the proceedings of this legislature; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mr. Donald L. Bailey, superintendent of the state printing and micrographics division of the department of general services.

 

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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2400ê

 

FILE NUMBER 110, SJR 6

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 110

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the constitution of this state to authorize specifically the legislative review of administrative regulations.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 3 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section [.] 1.  1.  The powers of the Government of the State of Nevada shall be divided into three separate departments,—the Legislative, —the Executive and the Judicial; and no persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any functions, appertaining to either of the others, except in the cases [herein] expressly directed or permitted [.] in this constitution.

      2.  If the legislature authorizes the adoption of regulations by an executive agency which bind persons outside the agency, the legislature may provide by law for:

      (a) The review of these regulations by a legislative agency before their effective date to determine initially whether each is within the statutory authority for its adoption;

      (b) The suspension by a legislative agency of any such regulation which appears to exceed that authority, until it is reviewed by a legislative body composed of members of the Senate and Assembly which is authorized to act on behalf of both houses of the legislature; and

      (c) The nullification of any such regulation by a majority vote of that legislative body, whether or not the regulation was suspended.

 

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FILE NUMBER 111, SJR 11 of the 62nd Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 11 of the 62nd Session–Senators Mello, Bilbray, Gibson, Robinson, Glaser, Wilson, Wagner, Raggio, Hernstadt, Neal, Jacobsen, Townsend, Foley, Hickey, Blakemore and Faiss

 

FILE NUMBER 111

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to authorize the taxation of estates only to the extent of the credit allowable for the tax against the federal estate tax.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That a new section be added to article 10, and section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read respectively as follows:

      Sec. 4.  The legislature may provide by law for the taxation of estates taxed by the United States, but only to the extent of any credit allowed by federal law for the payment of the state tax and only for the purpose of education, to be divided between the common schools and the state university for their support and maintenance.


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2401 (File Number 111, SJR 11 of the 62nd Session)ê

 

the state university for their support and maintenance. The combined amount of these federal and state taxes may not exceed the estate tax which would be imposed by federal law alone. If another state of the United States imposes and collects death taxes against an estate which is taxable by the State of Nevada under this section, the amount of estate tax to be collected by the State of Nevada must be reduced by the amount of the death taxes collected by the other state. Any lien for the estate tax attaches no sooner than the time when the tax is due and payable, and no restriction on possession or use of a decedent’s property may be imposed by law before the time when the tax is due and payable in full under federal law. The State of Nevada shall:

      1.  Accept the determination by the United States of the amount of the taxable estate without further audit.

      2.  Accept payment of the tax in installments proportionate to any which may be permitted under federal law.

      3.  Impose no penalty for such a deferred payment.

      4.  Not charge interest on a deferred or belated payment at any rate higher than may be provided in similar circumstances by federal law.

      Section  1.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except mines and mining claims, when not patented, the proceeds alone of which shall be assessed and taxed, and when patented, each patented mine shall be assessed at not less than five hundred dollars ($500), except when one hundred dollars ($100) in labor has been actually performed on such patented mine during the year, in addition to the tax upon the net proceeds . [; shares]

      2.  Shares of stock (except shares of stock in banking corporations), bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt.

      3.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

      4.  Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or after ward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation.


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2402 (File Number 111, SJR 11 of the 62nd Session)ê

 

taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged.

      5.  The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

      6.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

      7.  No inheritance [or estate] tax shall ever be levied . [, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law]

      8.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes, or to encourage the conservation of energy or the substitution of other sources for fossil sources of energy.

 

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FILE NUMBER 112, SCR 40

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 112

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Continuing the standing committees of the legislature through the interim to conduct studies.

 

      whereas, The legislature has conducted more than 19 studies during the last three interim periods; and

      whereas, The experience and knowledge gained by the standing committees during each session are valuable resources which should be put to good use during those interim periods; and

      whereas, Interim studies conducted by ad hoc subcommittees of the legislative commission often do not receive the proper consideration because of the lack of continuity between the membership of the subcommittee and the standing committees having responsibility for that subject; and

      whereas, It is recognized that the legislature has a responsibility to oversee programs established under existing law; and

      whereas, A continuation of work by standing committees between sessions would promote the uninterrupted progression of effort, permit legislators to develop the expertise necessary to oversee programs and provide a more effecient use of time and money by the legislature and its staff; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to form its joint interim committees by combining the standing committees of the senate and assembly as follows:


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ê1985 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2403 (File Number 112, SCR 40)ê

 

                                                                Senate Standing                   Assembly Standing

                Interim Committees                   Committees                           Committees

 

Interim Finance Committee..................... Finance                       Ways and Means

Joint Committee on Judiciary................ Judiciary                              Judiciary

Joint Committee on

     Human Resources...................... Human Resources            Health and Welfare;

                                                                and Facilities                         Education

Joint Committee on

     Commerce and Labor.............. Commerce and Labor                 Commerce;

                                                                                                                 Labor and

                                                                                                              Management

Joint Committee on

     Natural Resources..................... Natural Resources             Natural Resources,

                                                                                                     Agriculture and Mining

Joint Committee on

     Government Affairs.................. Government Affairs                 Government

                                                                                                                   Affairs;

                                                                                                     Economic Development

                                                                                                              and Tourism;

                                                                                                                  Elections

Joint Committee on

     Transportation.............................. Transportation                   Transportation

Joint Committee on Taxation................. Taxation                              Taxation

Legislative Commission................. Legislative Affairs          Legislative Functions

                                                              and Operations

and be it further

 

      resolved, That the speaker of the assembly and the majority leader of the senate of the 63rd session are hereby directed to select the chairmen and vice chairmen of the joint interim committees and, where there are conflicts in schedules of committees or members are unable to serve, to appoint alternates or adjust the membership of the committees as may be necessary; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission assign each interim study directed by the legislature to the most appropriate joint interim committee based on the subject of the study; and be it further

      resolved, That the chairman of each joint interim committee shall designate one or more subcommittees to conduct the studies and carry out other duties assigned to the committee by the legislative commission; and be it further

      resolved, That a joint interim committee shall not have regularly scheduled meetings, but may meet on the call of the chairman as necessary to coordinate, review and approve the work of the subcommittees; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to:

      1.  Approve budgets for the joint interim committees;

      2.  Require the joint interim committees or their subcommittees to submit reports stating their progress; and

      3.  Review the final reports of the joint interim committees;

and be it further


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      resolved, That the legislative commission prepare an evaluation of the procedures set forth in this resolution for submission to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 113, SCR 41

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 113

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Amending the joint rules for the 63rd session of the legislature by adding a rule providing for the continuation of the leadership of the senate and assembly during the interim between sessions.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly as adopted by the 63rd session are amended by the following addition:

 

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Continuation of Leadership of the Senate and Assembly During the Interim Between Sessions.

      The tenure of the president pro tem, majority leader and minority leader of the Senate and the speaker, speaker pro tem, majority leader and minority leader of the Assembly extends during the interim between regular sessions of the legislature and until the election of their successors at the next succeeding regular session.

 

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FILE NUMBER 114, SCR 44

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 114

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to complete its interim studies by a certain date.

 

      whereas, The Nevada legislature has directed the legislative commission to study subjects which are of current importance to the citizens of this state; and

      whereas, The members of the legislature need accurate information on which to base effective legislation; and

      whereas, This information can be provided by the studies of the legislative commission; and

      whereas, Many important projects are advanced through the studies of the legislative commission; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to complete by September 1, 1986, all the interim studies which have been assigned to it by the 63rd session of the legislature.


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complete by September 1, 1986, all the interim studies which have been assigned to it by the 63rd session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 115, SCR 63

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 63–Committee on Finance

 

FILE NUMBER 115

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Approving the execution of a lease of certain state land to Washoe County for use as a jail site.

 

      whereas, NRS 322.007 requires approval by the legislature or the interim finance committee of any lease of state land whose term exceeds 1 year; and

      whereas, Senate Bill No. 492 authorizes the extension of a lease to Washoe County of the real property on which the Washoe County jail is located; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature approves the leasing of land described in Senate Bill No. 492 of this session by the state land registrar to Washoe County, for the term and upon the conditions agreed upon by the county and the state land registrar; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of the lease be kept in the fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau as an open record for the information of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 116, SR 14

Senate Resolution No. 14–Senator Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 116

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Designating certain senators as members of the legislative commission and providing for the method of selecting alternate members.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660 and the joint rules of the legislature, Senators James H. Bilbray, Helen A. Foley, Randolph J. Townsend, Sue Wagner, Lawrence E. Jacobsen and Kenneth K. Redelsperger are designated as the regular senate members of the legislative commission; Senators Raymond C. Shaffer, Nicholas J. Horn and Thomas J. Hickey are designated as the first, second and third alternate members, respectively, for Senators James H. Bilbray, Helen A. Foley and Randolph J. Townsend; Senators William J. Raggio, Raymond D. Rawson and Ann O’Connell are designated as the first, second and third alternate members, respectively, for Senators Sue Wagner, Lawrence E. Jacobsen and Kenneth K. Redelsperger; and be it further

      resolved, That if a regular member of the legislative commission is absent from a meeting of the legislative commission, an alternate member designated for the regular member must be selected to replace the regular member during his absence at that meeting.


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the regular member during his absence at that meeting. The alternate member to serve at the meeting must be selected as follows:

      1.  The secretary of the legislative commission shall establish a record of service of alternate members at meetings of the legislative commission, and shall maintain a list of the alternate members representing the majority party and a separate list of the alternate members representing the minority party. Each list must contain a numerical designation in ascending order for each alternate member on the list. The initial sequence in which the alternate members must be listed must correspond to their designation as alternates in this resolution.

      2.  If a regular member of the legislative commission is unable to attend a scheduled meeting of the commission, and notifies the secretary of the commission, the secretary shall request the alternate member with the lowest numerical designation on the appropriate list to replace the regular member at the meeting. If that alternate member does not agree to serve, the secretary shall make the same request of the alternate member with the next higher numerical designation on the list, and so on through the list until an alternate member agrees to replace the regular member.

      3.  An alternate member who agrees to replace a regular member at a meeting of the legislative commission loses the numerical designation he had on the appropriate list at the time he was requested to serve. The secretary of the legislative commission shall, when the alternate member agrees to replace the regular member, assign to that alternate member the highest numerical designation on the appropriate list. At the same time, the secretary shall also reduce by one the numerical designation in the appropriate list to those alternate members who have higher numerical designations in the appropriate list than the alternative member who agreed to serve.

      4.  An alternate member who is requested to replace a regular member at a meeting of the legislative commission, but who does not agree to replace the regular member, does not lose the numerical designation he had on the appropriate list at the time of the request.

 

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FILE NUMBER 117, ACR 45

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 117

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the methods used by the department of transportation to acquire land for highways.

 

      whereas, Many citizens of Nevada are affected by the construction of highways; and

      whereas, Those citizens are concerned about the methods used to establish the value of the property and the consequential cost and any adverse effect caused by the acquisition of the land for the construction of a highway; now, therefore, be it

 


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adverse effect caused by the acquisition of the land for the construction of a highway; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the procedures used by the department of transportation to acquire land for the construction of highways; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of this study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 118, ACR 57

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 57–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 118

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study planned growth of cities in Clark County.

 

      whereas, Clark County is a rapidly growing area; and

      whereas, Sound development of the cities in Clark County is essential to the continued economic development in that county; and

      whereas, The cities in Clark County need the flexibility to expand their boundaries to include developing areas in order to provide the highest quality services to their citizens; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study alternatives available to cities in Clark County to plan and provide for growth, including the extension of services to developing areas; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission submit its report and any recommendations to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 119, SCR 33

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Senators Wagner, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 119

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the foster care provided to children in Nevada.

 

      whereas, The State of Nevada is dedicated to assuring the availability of appropriate care for all children who become the responsibility of the state; and

      whereas, With the growth of the state’s population and the increasing effectiveness in detecting the abuse or neglect of children, the number of children who will need foster care may be expected to continue to increase; and

      whereas, It is necessary that the legislature obtain information concerning the quality and appropriateness of the programs provided for these children; now, therefore, be it

 


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concerning the quality and appropriateness of the programs provided for these children; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the condition of children and the care they receive, in the custody or control of the state and any local public authorities which provide protective services; and be it further

      resolved, That the study include:

      1.  An evaluation of the adequacy of the services provided to a troubled family before the need arises to remove a child to costly foster care;

      2.  A determination of the availability of appropriate medical and psychological treatment for children in foster care;

      3.  An investigation of the opportunities for adoption; and

      4.  Consideration of such other issues, conditions or policies deemed by the commission to be pertinent to the state’s responsibility to ensure the proper care of those children;

and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 120, SCR 34

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Senators Townsend, Glover, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Ryan, Shaffer, Vergiels and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 120

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the operation of the state’s program of aid to the medically indigent.

 

      whereas, The continuing increase in the cost of medical services and treatment is a source of great concern to the citizens of Nevada; and

      whereas, This increase has a direct and adverse effect on the state’s program of aid to the medically indigent; and

      whereas, A complete review of the operation of the state’s program should be made to identify possible improvements in the program and the need for further legislation; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the operation of the state’s program of aid to the medically indigent to identify possible improvements in the operation of the program; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 121, SCR 43

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 43–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

FILE NUMBER 121

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the laws, regulations and policies which affect financial institutions.

 

      whereas, Federal deregulation of financial institutions is creating rapidly changing controls which affect the state’s banks, savings and loan associations, thrift companies, mortgage companies and other regulated financial institutions; and

      whereas, Differing laws and regulations create inequities on different licensed financial institutions which are providing essentially the same services; and

      whereas, Nevada has experienced a succession of failures of thrift and mortgage companies; and

      whereas, Residents of Nevada who live in rural areas have experienced difficulty in receiving adequate banking services and other financial services; and

      whereas, Our financial institutions may be placed in financial jeopardy by not being able to react promptly to competition from other states because of our restrictive laws which are only subject to biennial legislative revision; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the federal and state laws, regulations and policies which affect Nevada’s financial institutions; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission include in its study the causes of failures of thrift and mortgage companies and methods of minimizing losses by investors; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of the study and recommendations for any changes in policies on interstate banking and necessary or desirable statutory or regulatory changes to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 122, SCR 53

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 53–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 122

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the funding of counties and cities in Nevada.

 

      whereas, The counties and cities of this state have limited means by which to raise revenue to pay the costs of the services they provide; and

      whereas, The system of assessment and collection of taxes by counties, cities and other political subdivisions is confusing; and

      whereas, Counties and cities very rarely have sufficient reserves to cushion the effects of an unanticipated expenditure; now, therefore, be it


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      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct a comprehensive study of the methods of funding for counties and cities; and be it further

      resolved, That the study should include, but not be limited to:

      1.  Identifying the sources of revenue and the amounts derived from each source.

      2.  Examining the required expenditures of the cities and counties.

      3.  Evaluating the costs of the services required to be provided and the sources of revenue used to pay those costs.

      4.  Considering the manner in which the funds of the counties and cities are administered;

and be it further

      resolved, That this study must not include matters relating to the funding of the public schools; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommended legislation be submitted to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 123, SR 13

Senate Resolution No. 13–Senators Jacobsen, Bilbray, Foley, Gibson, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Ryan, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 123

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Milton Fleischer.

 

      whereas, The Senate of the State of Nevada was deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Milton Fleischer; and

      whereas, Mr. Fleischer was a pharmacist who acted as Gardnerville’s unofficial doctor and veterinarian in the 1950’s and 1960’s when the area was a small rural community; and

      whereas, Known as “Uncle Miltie” to those who knew him, Mr. Fleischer recognized the need for an emergency medical center in the Carson Valley and gathered support for the project from the Carson Tahoe Hospital and community groups; and

      whereas, He was the leader of the effort to raise $200,000 to purchase lifesaving equipment for the center; and

      whereas, In 1978, Mr. Fleischer worked diligently for the passage of legislation allowing a person to designate on his driver’s license his desire to donate parts of his body for transplant; and

      whereas, Milton Fleischer was a man who spent a great part of his life trying to improve the community in which he lived; and

      whereas, His contributions to his fellow man were recognized in 1982 when Sertoma awarded him “Man of the Year” and in 1980 when the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce named him “Man of the Year”; and


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      whereas, The state and the Carson Valley will miss this humanitarian and philanthropist; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That members of this body extend thier sincere sympathy to Mr. Fleischer’s widow, Ethel; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel prepare a copy of this resolution forthwith and transmit it to Mrs. Fleischer.

 

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FILE NUMBER 124, SJR 38

Senate Joint Resolution No. 38–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 124

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting Congress to allow variances for the amount of arsenic in drinking water.

 

      whereas, Congress has delegated the authority to the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt by regulation standards to ensure that the drinking water in this country is safe; and

      whereas, Under this authority, the Environmental Protection Agency has prescribed a maximum level at which arsenic may be in drinking water; and

      whereas, The regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency concerning arsenic in drinking water may be more stringent than necessary, and the treatment of the water to remove the arsenic to comply with these regulations may be more harmful to the public than the arsenic; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature requests the Congress of the United States to amend 42 U.S.C. § 300g-4 to:

      1.  Allow a state with the primary responsibility for enforcement of the standards for drinking water to issue a variance to the standard to a supplier of water if the supplier certifies that there is no known adverse effect on the health of its customers and that a majority of its customers support the issuance of a variance; and

      2.  Provide that the variance is not subject to review by the state or the Environmental Protection Agency and that the supplier of water need not comply with the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency unless proof is presented that the variance is resulting in harm to the health of those supplied with the water;

and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to all members of the congressional delegation from Nevada; and be it further


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      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 125, AJR 30

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 30–Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 125

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Environmental Protection Agency to register and approve the use of the pesticide sodium fluoroacetate, also known as Compound 1080.

 

      whereas, The use of the effective pesticide sodium fluoroacetate, known commonly as Compound 1080, has been banned by the Environmental Protection Agency since 1970; and

      whereas, An administrative judge in 1983 ruled that limited use of the pesticide be permitted in traps and toxic collars but the Environmental Protection Agency is still testing Compound 1080 and has not registered it even for those limited uses; and

      whereas, When properly used, these methods provide an effective and economical way to protect sheep and other domesticated animals from predators without endangering other species; and

      whereas, The use of Compound 1080 is also less hazardous to humans than other methods for controlling the population of coyotes; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Environmental Protection Agency is urged to register the use of sodium fluoroacetate, or Compound 1080, in toxic collars and traps baited with a single dose to protect livestock from destruction by predators; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel shall forthwith transmit a copy of this resolution to the Environmental Protection Agency; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 126, ACR 38

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Assemblymen Williams, Malone, Rader, Banner, Jeffrey, Francis, Thompson, Zimmer, Craddock, Ham, Arberry, Coffin and DuBois

 

FILE NUMBER 126

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the improvement and expansion of the local bus service in Clark County.

 

      whereas, The Las Vegas Transit System is the only common carrier providing local bus service on fixed routes and schedules in Clark County; and

      whereas, The need for such service by the residents of the county far exceeds the present system of routes and schedules; and

      whereas, The Las Vegas Transit System has failed to demonstrate any interest in expanding its service; and

      whereas, The resulting situation has left many residents of Clark County without adequate public transportation; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature hereby urges the board of county commissioners of Clark County to take appropriate action to encourage the expansion of the local bus service in Clark County by private enterprise or if that course of action is not feasible, that a regional transportation commission be established and operated with revenue from the local taxes authorized pursuant to chapters 373 and 377A of NRS; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the board of county commissioners of Clark County.

 

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FILE NUMBER 127, ACR 42

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 42–Assemblymen Price, Collins, Bergevin, Stone, DuBois, Fairchild, Little, Rader, Lambert, O’Donnell, Williams, Banner, Bogaert, Getto, Kerns, McGaughey, Francis, Dini, Beyer, Jeffrey, Thompson, Nicholas, Schofield, Humke, Sader, Craddock, Arberry, Spriggs, Coffin, Swain, Nevin, Tebbs, Zimmer, Thomas, Ham, Joerg, Malone, Marvel, Bilyeu, Roberts and Horne

 

FILE NUMBER 127

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Instructing the director of the legislative counsel bureau to grant paid leave to employees of the legislative counsel bureau in recognition of their service to the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      whereas, The legislative counsel bureau provides services to the legislature which are vital to an efficient and productive legislative session; and

      whereas, The employees of the various divisions of the legislative counsel bureau have provided these services with dedication, competence and enthusiasm throughout the long days of the session; and

      whereas, The members of the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature wish to recognize and express their appreciation of the outstanding effort made by the employees of the legislative counsel bureau; now, therefore, be it

 


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wish to recognize and express their appreciation of the outstanding effort made by the employees of the legislative counsel bureau; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the director of the legislative counsel bureau is hereby directed to grant 2 days of administrative leave to each employee of the bureau, to be taken at a time arranged by the employee with his supervisor.

 

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FILE NUMBER 128, AR 8

Assembly Resolution No. 8–Assemblymen Bogaert, Bilyeu, Rader, Lambert, O’Donnell, Getto, Joerg, Ham, Thomas, Zimmer, Nevin, Swain, Tebbs, Arberry, Sader, Horne, Schofield, Jeffrey, Dini, Francis, Kerns, McGaughey, Williams, Little, Fairchild, Banner, Marvel, Malone, Bergevin, Price, Collins, DuBois, Stone, Beyer, Thompson, Nicholas, Humke, Roberts, Craddock, Coffin, Spriggs and Sedway

 

FILE NUMBER 128

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commending the attachés of the Assembly.

 

      whereas, The effective operation of any legislature is dependent upon the hard work and dedication of its staff; and

      whereas, The attachés of the Assembly have proven to be diligent in their pursuit of excellence and tireless in their service to the members of this body; and

      whereas, It is through the largely unseen and thankless efforts of the staff of this legislature that the interests of the people of this state are served in such an efficient and productive manner; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That the members of the Assembly of the 63rd session of the Nevada legislature commend and thank Carol Moore, Joan Anderson, Amy Phelps, Linda Corbett, R. J. Clason, Todd Westergard, Gus West, Christy Canatsey, Greg Gardella, Ramona Jones, Elaine Fisher, Pat Hatch, Nancy Brown, Darlene Cain, Jeanne Church, Sandra Baxter Hines, Clare Jones, Jean Kvam, Gloria Lohner, Janet Murino, Carole Jean McGraw, Marjorie Robertson, Deborah Redican, Janine Sagues, Judy Sappenfield, Priscilla Taylor, Colleen White, Deborah Zuspan, Erma Hewitson, Heather Anderson, Sharon Brown, Jeanie Davis, Jody Dunn, Ila Glaze, Kay Graves, Verna Napier, Yhvona Martin, Gladys Nemeth, Christine Shaw, Charise Selover, Gina Kangas, Maxine Morrison, Terry Carmona, Diane Kerrigan, Evelyn Larkin, Joan Polichio, Evelyn Shewan, Henry Gardner, Charles Daniels, William Marks, Wilfred Wick, Lavelle Johnson, Sally Dunfield, Morse Burley, Silvia Campbell, Mary Carel, Edward Cordisco, Jr., Nancy Dickson, Charlene Ethridge, Martha Laird, Jack Loy, Jane Mathis, Shanna Pozzi, Jane Ternau and Harold Wright for their conscientious attitudes and efficient work in assisting the proceedings of the Assembly; and be it further


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution by prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to each attaché of the Assembly.

 

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FILE NUMBER 129, AR 9

Assembly Resolution No. 9–Assemblymen Bilyeu and Dini

 

FILE NUMBER 129

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Designating certain assemblymen as regular and alternate members of the legislative commission.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660, the following assemblymen are designated regular and alternate members of the legislative commission to serve until their successors are designated: Messrs. Louis W. Bergevin, Bob L. Kerns, Robert M. Sader, James W. Schofield and Danny L. Thompson and Mrs. Barbara A. Zimmer are designated as the regular assembly members; Mr. Byron Bilyeu and Mr. Charles W. Joerg are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Louis W. Bergevin; Mrs. Joan A. Lambert and Mr. Bruce R. Bogaert and designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Bob L. Kerns; Mrs. Courtenay C. Swain and Mr. Joseph E. Dini, Jr. are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Robert M. Sader; Mrs. Myrna T. Williams and Mr. Morse Arberry, Jr. are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. James W. Schofield; Mr. Robert E. Price and Mr. Robert G. Craddock are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Danny L. Thompson; and Mr. Steven C. Francis and Mr. O. Charles Horne are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mrs. Barbara A. Zimmer.

 

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FILE NUMBER 130, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Senator Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 130

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the methods used to finance public elementary and secondary education in this state.

 

      whereas, The system of public instruction in this state is of critical importance to its future; and

      whereas, The rapid growth in the population of this state and the dramatic changes in educational needs warrant an urgent review of the methods used to finance the maintenance, operation and expansion of the public schools in this state in order to ensure that each child receives a reasonably equal educational opportunity; and

      whereas, It is imperative that the money received for the support of public schools be apportioned and utilized to provide programs of instruction in the most effective manner possible; and

 


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public schools be apportioned and utilized to provide programs of instruction in the most effective manner possible; and

      whereas, The quality of education provided to pupils in this state will decline unless adequate financial means are utilized to support the system of public instruction; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the means of financing public elementary and secondary education in this state, including:

      1.  The sources and distribution of the money in the state distributive school fund;

      2.  The method by which proceeds received from property taxes are used to pay for public education; and

      3.  The formulas used by the state to apportion the money received for the support of public schools among the several county school districts; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission appoint as advisers to its subcommittee, persons who are not legislators but who possess knowledge of the workings of the system of public instruction in this state and the financial support of that system, to assist in the conduct of the study; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 64th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 131, SCR 45

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Senators Gibson and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 131

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the adequacy of the state’s standard of need for aid to families with dependent children.

 

      whereas, The program of aid to families with dependent children provides essential benefits to families in economic crisis; and

      whereas, The standard of need used by the welfare division of the department of human resources to determine the eligibility of families for benefits was established in 1969; and

      whereas, During the intervening period there has been rapid growth in the population of poor persons in this state and a dramatic increase in need for assistance with the basic necessities of life; and

      whereas, The resulting increase in the cost of medical care for indigent persons is borne directly by the counties and local communities; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the adequacy of the standard of need used to determine eligibility for aid to families with dependent children, including the present cost of the goods and services which the program is intended to provide; and be it further

 


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goods and services which the program is intended to provide; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of its study and any recommendations for legislation to the 64th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 132, SCR 47

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 47–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 132

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the state’s laws concerning public lands.

 

      whereas, Approximately 87 percent of the land in Nevada is public land; and

      whereas, The various provisions of Nevada’s law concerning public lands were adopted at different times and a coordinated review of those provisions has not been attempted by the legislature in its recent sessions; and

      whereas, Controversy has arisen at several locations in the state from the use or proposed use of eminent domain for mining interests and from altercations concerning access to public and private lands; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the state’s laws concerning public lands including, but not limited to:

      1.  The acquisition, management, disposal and planning for the use of public lands;

      2.  Access to public and private lands; and

      3.  The use of eminent domain in connection with mining, smelting and related activities;

and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 133, SCR 57

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 57–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 133

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Approving the execution of a lease of grazing rights to certain state land.

 

      whereas, NRS 323.007 requires approval by the legislature or the interim finance committee of any lease of state land whose term exceeds 1 year; and

      whereas, The division of state lands has reached tentative agreement with Wayne A.


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with Wayne A. Smith, a natural person, doing business as Wayne A. Smith, Livestock, concerning such a lease; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature approves the leasing of grazing rights to pastures A, B, C, D and E, and the Hollinger Debris Basin, as described in the Soil and Water Conservation Ranch Management Plan for the 7-L Ranch of the division of state parks in Ursine, Nevada, to Wayne A. Smith, a natural person, doing business as Wayne A. Smith, Livestock, for the term and upon the conditions agreed upon by the administrator of the division of state lands; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of the lease be kept in the fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau as an open record for the information of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 134, SCR 59

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 59–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 134

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to participate in setting the boundaries for the blocks for the census in 1990.

 

      whereas, Public Law 94-171 requires the Bureau of the Census to provide each state with a count of its population for purposes of redistricting as part of the decennial census in 1990; and

      whereas, The Bureau of the Census will number the entire nation by blocks for that census and has established the Block Boundary Suggestion Program to enable it to do so; and

      whereas, That program gives each state the opportunity to suggest certain visible features as the boundaries for the blocks; and

      whereas, The state must notify the Bureau of the Census of its intent to participate in the program by July 31, 1985, and representatives of this state will have until June 1986 to meet with officials of the Bureau of the Census to establish the boundaries of the blocks; and

      whereas, If Nevada does not participate in the Block Boundary Suggestion Program, the Bureau of the Census will establish the boundaries of the blocks based on its own criteria; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the establishment of the boundaries of blocks in this state and to participate in the Block Boundary Suggestion Program of the Bureau of the Census in preparation for the decennial census in 1990; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission shall:

      1.  Consult with appropriate agencies of the executive branch and local governments in this state concerning the Block Boundary Suggestion Program;

      2.  Provide local governments with the opportunity to suggest the boundaries of blocks within their jurisdictions;


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      3.  Prepare maps for use with the Census Bureau in establishing the boundaries of the blocks; and

      4.  Report the results of the study and the state’s participation in the Block Boundary Suggestion Program to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 135, SCR 60

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 60–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 135

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the use of the chambers in the capitol building for meetings of legislative committees.

 

      whereas, The cornerstone of the democratic form of government is the ability of each citizen to express his opinion to his elected representatives concerning proposed legislation; and

      whereas, There is only one room in the legislative building that can accommodate more than 52 persons for a meeting of a legislative committee; and

      whereas, Because of the controversial nature of some proposed legislation, and the number of persons desiring to express an opinion, the rooms in the legislative building have frequently been overcrowded, causing many persons to be denied access to the legislative process; and

      whereas, The chambers in the capitol building are not being used and could provide needed space for the meetings of legislative committees; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the feasibility of using the chambers in the capitol building for meetings of the standing committees of the legislature; and be it further

      resolved, That the study include a determination of the type and cost of any alterations and furniture which might be necessary to meet the needs of the committees and which are consistent with the historical decor of the chambers; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission present its findings and any recommendations to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 136, SCR 62

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 62–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 136

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the administration of block grants by the office of community services.

 

      whereas, The office of community services administers any money received as a block grant from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 9901 et seq.; and

      whereas, The policy of this state is to use those block grants to reduce or eliminate poverty by assuring that, to the maximum extent possible, the citizens of Nevada have access to the goods and services required to attain economic independence and live with dignity, security and decency; and

      whereas, It is imperative that a mechanism be developed to ensure that the policy of the State of Nevada relating to block grants is being enforced; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the system for administering block grants for community services and to develop appropriate mechanisms to evaluate the performance of the office of community services in administering such grants; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission appoint as advisors persons who possess knowledge of the system of block grants for community services to assist in the conduct of the study; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 137, SCR 64

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 64–Senators Raggio, Gibson, Wilson, Ryan, Neal, Bilbray, Foley, Glover, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, O’Connell, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 137

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Extending condolences to Lieutenant Governor Bob Cashell on the death of his father.

 

      whereas, It was with deep sorrow that the members of the legislature learned of the death of J.B. “Pete” Cashell, the father of Lieutenant Governor Bob Cashell; and

      whereas, Pete Cashell, born on August 23, 1905, lived for the last 53 years in Longview, Texas, where he was an active member of the community participating in the Sharon Temple in Tyler, Texas, the Brazos Union Lodge #129 in Bryan, Texas, and the Longview chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and as a member of the Sul Ross volunteers and of the board of education of the Longview Independent School District; and

 


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of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and as a member of the Sul Ross volunteers and of the board of education of the Longview Independent School District; and

      whereas, Pete Cashell service on the vestry of the Trinity Episcopal Church for over 25 years and dedicated much of his time, as chairman of a special project, to raise $4,500,000 for the building fund of the church; and

      whereas, Pete Cashell will be missed by his family and all who knew him; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Senate and Assembly extend their sincere condolences to Lieutenant Governor Cashell; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Lieutenant Governor Bob Cashell.

 

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FILE NUMBER 138, SCR 65

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 65–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 138

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the limitation of taxes and of public expenses.

 

      whereas, The people of this state have in recent years considered and narrowly rejected constitutional amendments proposed by initiative to restrict taxation in various forms, specifically Question 6 in 1978 and 1980 and Question 12 in 1984: and

      whereas, Certain other states, such as California, have amended their constitutions or taken other action to limit taxation or public expenditure; and

      whereas, This state has by statute imposed such limitations upon local governments; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study:

      1.  The feasibility and most appropriate means of limiting by constitutional amendment the legislature’s power to impose taxes and to expend public revenue; and

      2.  The need and most appropriate means of further limiting, by statute or by constitutional amendment, the power of local governments to impose taxes and to expend public revenue;

and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission is directed to submit a report of its findings and any recommended legislation, including a proposal for any necessary constitutional amendments, to the 64th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 139, AJR 25

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 25–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 139

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to impose controls on the importation of minerals and mineral products.

 

      whereas, America’s mineral business has suffered severely from the uncontrolled importation of foreign minerals and materials refined from those minerals whose price has been kept artificially low through direct subsidies by the foreign governments involved; and

      whereas, This has caused severe economic damage to America’s and Nevada’s mineral business, resulting in lowered domestic production, less profit and fewer jobs for those employed in the mining and processing of minerals; and

      whereas, The present unrestricted flow of minerals from overseas at prices below the cost of domestic production has forced the cessation of most of Nevada’s mineral business despite successful efforts to lower the cost of production and increase productivity; and

      whereas, A strong domestic mineral business is essential to the economic health of Nevada and the United States and to an effective national defense; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the legislature strongly urges the Congress of the United States to impose controls on the importation of minerals and mineral products sufficient to enable the domestic mineral business to be competitive in an open market and to foster the development of our natural resources; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel prepare and transmit copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate; the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the members of Nevada’s congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 140, AJR 5

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 140

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Federal Government to assume the total financial responsibility for the mitigation of all adverse effects of any facility for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in this state.

 

      whereas, It is possible that Nevada will be chosen as the location of a national facility for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste; and


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      whereas, This resolution is not intended as an expression of support for or opposition to the placement of such a facility in Nevada; and

      whereas, The merits of the issue aside, the construction and operation of the facility will have a significant effect upon the economy of this state; and

      whereas, Under the provisions of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, 42 U.S.C. §§ 10101 to 10226, inclusive, the Federal Government is responsible for the safe and permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That this legislature strongly urges the President and the Congress of the United States to use their power to ensure that the Federal Government:

      1.  Bears the total financial responsibility for the mitigation of all adverse effects associated with the preliminary study, construction, operation and eventual closure of any such facility as soon as an injury is perceived;

      2.  Requires all materials and equipment for the facility to be purchased, if possible, in Nevada and subject to state and local sales and use taxes; and

      3.  Assumes all liability, without limitation, for any injuries resulting from the transportation of high-level radioactive waste to the facility, the construction, operation and eventual closure of the facility and any activity associated with the facility after its closure; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel shall forthwith transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of the Nevada congressional delegation and the Secretary of Energy; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 141, AJR 4

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 141

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress and the President of the United States to take all measures necessary to mitigate the adverse effects of a facility for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in this state.

 

      whereas, The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established a procedure for the selection of a site for a facility for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste; and

      whereas, The Secretary of Energy is considering an area near Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nevada, for selection as the site for such a facility; and


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      whereas,This resolution is not intended as an expression of support for or opposition to the placement of such a facility in Nevada; and

      whereas,The merits of the issue aside, if Nevada is chosen to be the location for the facility, it would severely strain the financial, environmental and human resources of this state; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That this legislature strongly urges the Federal Government to provide assistance to mitigate the adverse effects of such a facility in the following areas:

      1.  Education, including facilities and personnel for elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools and universities.

      2.  Public health, including the facilities and personnel for treatment and distribution of water, the treatment of sewage, the control of pests and the disposal of solid waste.

      3.  Law enforcement, including facilities and personnel for the courts, police and sheriff’s departments, district attorneys and public defenders and prisons.

      4.  Fire protection, including personnel, the construction of fire stations and the acquisition of equipment.

      5.  Medical care, including emergency services and hospitals.

      6.  Cultural and recreational needs, including facilities and personnel for libraries and museums and the acquisition and expansion of parks.

      7.  Distribution of public lands to allow for the timely expansion of existing or creation of new communities and the construction of necessary residential and commercial facilities.

      8.  Vocational training and employment services.

      9.  Social services, including public assistance programs, vocational and physical rehabilitation programs, mental health services and programs relating to the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances.

      10.  Transportation, including any roads, terminals, airports or railways built for or in any way associated with the facility and the repair and maintenance of roads, terminals, airports or railways damaged as a result of the construction, operation and closure of the facility.

      11.  Equipment and training for state and local personnel in the management of accidents involving high-level radioactive waste.

      12.  Availability of energy.

      13.  Tourism and economic development, including the loss of revenue and future economic growth.

      14.  Other needs of the state and local governments that would not have arisen but for the search for the site and the construction, operation and eventual closure of the facility; and be it further

      resolved, That the mitigation of these adverse effects should begin as soon as they become known; and be it further

      resolved, That the Federal Government should provide whatever assistance is necessary, including equipment for data processing, to allow the state to establish appropriate methods to observe and assess the effects of the facility from the planning stages until the waste is no longer radioactive; and be it further

 


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assistance is necessary, including equipment for data processing, to allow the state to establish appropriate methods to observe and assess the effects of the facility from the planning stages until the waste is no longer radioactive; and be it further

      resolved, That the entity to be established to coordinate the requests for assistance from the state and its political subdivisions be recognized by the Federal Government as the final authority on the needs and priorities of this state and its political subdivisions in the mitigation of the adverse effects of the facility; and be it further

      resolved, That the Federal Government should establish a special fund to be used to mitigate any adverse effects of the study of the site including, without limitation, the effects of physical exploration if the project is abandoned; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel shall forthwith transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of the Nevada congressional delegation and the Secretary of Energy; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 142, AJR 23

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 23–Committee on Transportation

 

FILE NUMBER 142

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting Congress to permit this state to raise the maximum speed limit to 70 miles per hour for a trial period and conditioning the effective date of a law requiring the use of safety belts on this permission.

 

      whereas, The Congress of the United States of America has imposed a national speed limit of 55 miles per hour originally as a means of conserving fuel but now retained for reasons of safety; and

      whereas, In light of the exceptionally great distances between centers of population in this state, there is no strong evidence that such a limit promotes safety on the highways of this state; and

      whereas, The legislature believes that allowing this state to impose a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour for a trial period while requiring the use of safety belts would promote the interests of safety; and

      whereas, A study should be made by this state concerning the safety of the maximum speed limit and the effectiveness of the use of safety belts; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That this legislature requests that the Congress of the United States of America:

      1.  Allow the State of Nevada an exemption from the maximum speed limit imposed pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 154 from July 1, 1986, through July 1, 1989, to allow the department of transportation of this state to raise the maximum speed limit to 70 miles per hour on certain highways in this state for that period;

 


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raise the maximum speed limit to 70 miles per hour on certain highways in this state for that period;

      2.  Exempt this state from the penalty of withholding federal money, which is imposed pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 154 for failure to post and enforce the 55 mile per hour speed limit, for the period of July 1, 1986, through July 1, 1989; and

      3.  Accept the results of a study concerning the safety of the maximum speed limit and the effectiveness of a law requiring the use of seat belts conducted by the director of the department of motor vehicles of this state during that period; and be it further

      resolved, That if these requests are met, a law requiring the use of safety belts by drivers and certain passengers in certain motor vehicles driven on the highways, roads and streets of this state will become effective during that period; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States of America as President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to all members of the congressional delegation; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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