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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2325ê

 

RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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FILE NUMBER 1, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Assemblymen Dini and Bergevin

FILE NUMBER 1

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Adopting the standing rules of the assembly for the 64th session of the legislature.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules as amended by the 63rd session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 64th session of the legislature:

 

      1.  Rule 23 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Committee on Ethics.

      1.  The Committee on Ethics consists of:

      (a) Two members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker from the majority political party;

      (b) One member of the Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader from the minority political party; and

      (c) Two qualified electors of the state [,] chosen by the members of the committee who are appointed pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b), neither of whom is a present or former member of the legislature or employed by the State of Nevada.

      2.  The speaker shall appoint two members of the Assembly, one from the majority political party and one from the minority political party to serve as alternate members of the committee. If a member is disqualified, the alternate appointed from the same political party shall serve as a member of the committee during the consideration of a specific question.

      3.  A member is disqualified if he is the requester of advice concerning a question of ethics or conflict of interest, or if the advice is requested by another member of the Assembly and a reasonable person in his situation could not exercise independent judgment on the matter in question.

      4.  The committee shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by legislators and others, and it may advise legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest. All proceedings by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are confidential unless a legislator:

      (a) Against whom a complaint is brought requests a public hearing;

      (b) Discloses the opinion of the committee at any time after his hearing; or

 


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      (c) Discloses the content of an advisory opinion issued to him by the committee.

      5.  A complaint which alleges a breach of ethics or a conflict of interest [shall] must be in writing and signed by the person making the allegation. The complaint [shall] must be filed with the chairman and he shall send a copy of the complaint, within 24 hours after receiving it, to the legislator against whom the complaint is brought.

      6.  The criterion to be applied by the committee in determining whether a legislator has a conflict of interest is whether the independence of judgment of a reasonable person in his position upon the matter in question would be materially affected by:

      (a) His acceptance of a gift or loan; or

      (b) His private economic interest.

      7.  A legislator who determines that he has a conflict of interest may vote upon, advocate or oppose any measure as to which a potential conflict exists if he makes a general disclosure of [such] the conflict.

 

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

 

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Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Assembly are as follows:

      1.  Ways and Means, thirteen members.

      2.  Judiciary, thirteen members.

      3.  Taxation, eleven members.

      4.  Elections, [seven] nine members.

      5.  Education, [nine] thirteen members.

      6.  Legislative Functions, [seven] nine members.

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

      8.  Labor and Management, nine members.

      9.  Transportation, nine members.

      10.  Commerce, thirteen members.

      11.  Economic Development , Small Business and Tourism, [nine] eleven members.

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

      13.  Government Affairs, thirteen members.

 

      3.  Rule 45 is hereby repealed and its number reserved for furture use.

      4.  Rule 52 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Concurrent Referrals.

      When a bill or resolution is referred to two committees the bill or resolution [will] must go to the first committee named, where it [will] must be acted upon; then, the bill or resolution [will] must pass to the second committee named, and that committee [will pass] must act upon it.

 


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be acted upon; then, the bill or resolution [will] must pass to the second committee named, and that committee [will pass] must act upon it. If the first committee votes to amend the bill or resolution, it [shall] must be reprinted with amendments and then sent immediately to the next committee. If there is no amendment proposed by the first committee, the bill or resolution [shall] must be sent with the committee recommendation immediately to the second committee. If one committee reports unfavorably and the other favorably, the bill or resolution [will] must not be reported to the Assembly. [However, the committee which votes not to report the bill or resolution out with favorable recommendation shall report to the Assembly in regular session, stating the reasons for not approving the bill or resolution.]

 

      5.  Rule 101 is hereby added to read as follows:

 

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Organization of Assembly–Even Division of Members-Elect.

      1.  The provisions of this rule apply only if it appears from the roll of the members-elect of the Assembly prepared by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 218.100 that the total number of the members-elect of the Assembly is evenly divided between two political parties.

      2.  If the total number of members-elect of the Assembly is evenly divided between two political parties, the members of each political party shall meet together publicly in the Assembly chambers with the Secretary of State, who shall determine, by lot, which party will have the leadership of the Assembly. The winning political party may select the Speaker and Speaker pro Tempore of the Assembly and have the majority of the members on the even-numbered standing committees as designated in Assembly Standing Rule 40 of the previous legislative session. The losing political party may have the majority of the members on the remaining standing committees designated in Assembly Standing Rule 40 of the previous legislative session. The membership of each standing committee must be divided evenly between the political parties, except that the party authorized to have the majority of the members on the committee may have one additional member and designate the chairman of the committee.

      3.  Upon organization of the Assembly, the Speaker shall not change the designation of the chairman and members of the standing committees made pursuant to subsection 2.

 

      6.  Rule 108 is hereby repealed and its number reserved for future use.

      7.  Rule 111 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 


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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2328 (File Number 1, AR 1)ê

 

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Consent Calendar . [Procedures.]

      1.  On or before the 80th calendar day of a regular session, a standing committee may by unanimous vote of the members present report a bill with the recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The question of recommending a bill for the consent calendar may be voted upon in committee only after the bill has been recommended for passage and only if no amendment is recommended. If the bill is an Assembly bill, it [shall] must be engrossed upon receipt by the Chief Clerk of the committee’s recommendation.

      2.  The Chief Clerk shall maintain a list of bills recommended for the consent calendar. The list [shall] must be printed in the daily history and [shall] must include the summary of each bill, and the date the bill is scheduled for consideration on final passage.

      3.  Unless postponed by motion, the consent calendar [shall] must be considered on Monday and Thursday. A bill reported on Friday to Monday, inclusive, is eligible to be considered on the following Thursday; a bill reported on Tuesday to Thursday, inclusive, is eligible to be considered on the following Monday.

      4.  At any time before the presiding officer calls for a vote on the passage of the consent calendar, a member may give written notice to the Chief Clerk or state orally from the floor of the Assembly in session that he objects to the inclusion of a particular bill on the consent calendar. If a member so objects, the Chief Clerk shall remove the bill from the consent calendar and transfer it to the second reading file. A bill removed from the consent calendar [shall] may not be restored to that calendar.

      5.  During floor consideration of the consent calendar, members may ask questions and offer explanations relating to the respective bills.

      6.  When the consent calendar is brought to a vote, the bills remaining on the consent calendar [shall] must be read by number and summary and the vote [shall] must be taken on their final passage as a group.

 

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

 

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Order of Business.

      The 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.

 


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      8.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

      9.  Introduction [and First Reading of Legislative Measures.

      10.  Reference of Measures to Committees.

      11.] , First Reading and Reference.

      10.  Consent Calendar.

      [12.]11.  Second Reading and Amendment.

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

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

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

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

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FILE NUMBER 2, AR 2

Assembly Resolution No. 2–Assemblymen Dini and Bergevin

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 $1,800, 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 $500; 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–Committee on Legislative Functions.

 

FILE NUMBER 3

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of attaches.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That the following persons are elected as attaches of the Assembly for the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada: Carol Moore, Joan Anderson, Amy Phelps, Kathryn Kaessner, Martha Barnes, Iris Bellinger, Jacqueline Belmont, Rebecca Boatwright, Morse Burley, Debra Campbell, Christy Canatsey, Mary Carel, Elaine Christofferson, Jeanie Davis, Betty Day, Carol Dickerson, Nancy Dickson, Roger Drum, Sally Dunfield, Jody Dunn, Ginger Eaton, Joan Eisner, Robert Elliott, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Sandra Gagnier, Sharon Hall, Patricia Hatch, Susan Hella, Frances Hill, Martha Herndon, JorJan Hopwood, Lavelle Johnson, Clare Jones, Robert Kenneston, Cheri Kinsley, Martha Laird, Gloria Lohner, Yhvona Martin, Carol Martini, Jane Mathis, Sylvia Mays, Carole Miller, David Mueller, Virginia Nevin, Kathryn Pereos, Joe Pieretti, Shanna Pozzi, Marjorie Robertson, Christine Shaw, Joylyn Smith, Vicki Stevens, Teresa Talley, Cheryl Thurston, Carol Troop, Kevin Uhart and Richard Williams.

 


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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2330 (File Number 3, AR 3)ê

 

Dunn, Ginger Eaton, Joan Eisner, Robert Elliott, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Sandra Gagnier, Sharon Hall, Patricia Hatch, Susan Hella, Frances Hill, Martha Herndon, JorJan Hopwood, Lavelle Johnson, Clare Jones, Robert Kenneston, Cheri Kinsley, Martha Laird, Gloria Lohner, Yhvona Martin, Carol Martini, Jane Mathis, Sylvia Mays, Carole Miller, David Mueller, Virginia Nevin, Kathryn Pereos, Joe Pieretti, Shanna Pozzi, Marjorie Robertson, Christine Shaw, Joylyn Smith, Vicki Stevens, Teresa Talley, Cheryl Thurston, Carol Troop, Kevin Uhart and Richard Williams.

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FILE NUMBER 4, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen and Gibson

FILE NUMBER 4

SENATE RESOLUTION–Adopting standing rules of the senate for the 64th session of the legislature.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the Senate Standing Rules as amended by the 63rd session are adopted, with the following amendments, as the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 64th session of the legislature:

 

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

 

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President.

      The President shall take the chair and call the Senate to order precisely at the hour appointed for meeting, and if a quorum [be] is present shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read. He shall preserve order and decorum, and in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct within the Senate Chamber, shall order the Sergeant at Arms to suppress [the same,] it, and may order the arrest of any person creating any disturbance within the Senate Chamber. He may speak to points of order in preference to members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate by two members, on which appeal no member [shall] may speak more than once without leave of the Senate. He shall sign all acts, addresses and joint resolutions, and all writs, warrants and subpenas issued by order of the Senate; all of which [shall] must be attested by the Secretary. He has general direction of the Senate Chamber . [, and may name any Senator to perform the duties of the Chair–but such substitution does not extend beyond an adjournment, or authorize the Senator so substituted to sign any document requiring the signature of the President.]

 

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

 


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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2331 (File Number 4, SR 1)ê

 

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President pro Tem.

      The President pro Tem [shall have] has all the power [and authority,] and shall discharge all the duties of the President during his absence or inability to discharge the duties of his office. In the absence or inability of the President pro Tem to discharge the duties of the President’s office, the Chairman of the Committee on Legislative [Functions] Affairs and Operations shall preside. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative [Functions] Affairs and Operations shall preside. In the absence of the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative [Functions,] Affairs and Operations, the Senate shall elect one of its members as the presiding officer for that occasion.

 

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

 

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Secretary.

      1.  The Secretary of the Senate is elected by the Senate, and shall:

      (a) Interview and recommend to the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations persons to be considered for employment to assist the Secretary.

      (b) See that these employees perform their respective duties.

      (c) Administer the daily business of the Senate, including the provision of secretaries to its committees.

      (d) Unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, transmit at the end of each working day those bills and resolutions upon which the next action is to be taken by the Assembly.

      2.  The Secretary is responsible to the majority floor leader.

 

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

 

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Sergeant at Arms.

      1.  The Sergeant at Arms shall attend the Senate during its sittings, and execute its commands and all process issued by its authority. He must be sworn to keep the secrets of the Senate.

      2.  The Sergeant at Arms shall:

      (a) Superintend the upkeep of the Senate’s chamber, private lounge, and meeting rooms for committees.

      (b) Interview and recommend to the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations persons to be considered for employment to assist the Sergeant at Arms.

      3.  The Sergeant at Arms is responsible to the majority floor leader.

 


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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2332 (File Number 4, SR 1)ê

 

      5.  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] 385, 386, 388-397, 439-444, 446-460 and 583-585 of NRS.

      3.  Natural Resources, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 26 and 45-50 and chapters 445, 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] chapters 286 and 387 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, 287-289 and 407 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily the TahoeRegional 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, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 32 of NRS.

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

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

 

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Committee on Legislative Affairs [.] and Operations.

      The Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attaches and employees of the Senate not otherwise provided for by law. It [shall have authority to] may suspend any attache or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty, pending final action by the Senate.

 


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any attache or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty, pending final action by the Senate. It shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by legislators and others, and it may advise legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interests. All proceedings by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest [shall be] are confidential.

 

      7.  Rule 94 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Privilege of the Floor.

      [No person, except state officers and officers and members of the Senate and Assembly, shall be admitted within the bar of the Senate, except by special invitation on the part of some member; and a]

      1.  To preserve decorum and facilitate the business of the Senate, only state officers and officers and members of the Senate may be present on the floor of the Senate during formal sessions, except for employees of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, attaches and employees of the Senate andmembers of the Assembly whose presence is required for the transaction of business. Guests of Senators must be seated in a section of the lower gallery of the Senate Chamber to be specially designated by the Sergeant at Arms. The majority floor leader may specify special occasions when guests may be seated on the floor of the Senate with a Senator.

      2.  A majority may authorize the President to have the Senate Chamber cleared of all persons except Senators and officers of the Senate . [; and the]

      3.  The Senate Chamber [shall] may not be used for any but legislative business except by permission given by a two-thirds vote.

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FILE NUMBER 5, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senators Raggio and Gibson

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 $1,800, 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 $500; 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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therefor on the legislative fund, and the state treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay these warrants.

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FILE NUMBER 6, SR 3

Senate Resolution No. 3–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

FILE NUMBER 6

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of attaches.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the following persons are elected as attaches of the senate for the 64th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Mary Jo Mongelli, Ann Moyle, Linda Keaton, Mary Phillips, Vernon E. Bunker, Derek Rowley, Greg Gardella, Tammy Westergard, Ruth Pierini, Barbara Morrow, Ed Cordisco, Doris Fry, Mark Hofmann, Kim Nowling, Maxine Morrison, Alfred Perondi, Oliver Perondi, Nancy Dunn, Shirley Hammon, Clara Balmer, Lee-Ann Keever, Claire Jesse, Penny Maple, Susan Whitford, Donna Reich, Jean Voigts, Jane King, Lucille Hill, Pam Jonkey, Mary McNannay, Shirley Rains, Lauren Arends, Sue Parkhurst, Mary Ellen Patt, Barbara Kightlinger, Jan Lewellyn, Marilyn Hofmann, Carol MacLeod, Aleta Bockewitz, Joan Thran, Flo Collier and Kit Vannoy.

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FILE NUMBER 7, SJR 2

Senate Joint Resolution No. 2–Senator Rhoads

FILE NUMBER 7

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to authorize the release of money from the Highway Trust Fund for the construction and maintenance of highways.

 

      whereas, The Federal Aid Highway System consists of 835,000 miles and when combined with the city streets and county roads of this nation constitutes a network of 3.9 million miles; and

      whereas, This system is the single most important component in the nation’s overall system of transportation; and

      whereas, The maintenance of this network of highways is essential for the economic well-being of the nation; and

      whereas, The completion of the Interstate System will produce many benefits for the American people by saving lives, fuel and time; and

      whereas, The construction and maintenance of the Federal Aid Highway System is funded from fees imposed on the users of highways and has no impact on the federal budget; and

      whereas, A substantial amount of the revenue collected from the users of highways is being held in the Highway Trust Fund as a means to balance the federal budget; and

 


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      whereas, This revenue is essential for the construction and maintenance of the nation’s system of highways; 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 opposes the practice of withholding urgently needed revenue designated for highways as a means to balance the federal budget; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to remove those transactions relating to the Highway Trust Fund from the unified budget of the Federal Government and authorize the release of the money in the fund for the construction and maintenance of the nation’s system of highways; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the 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 8, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Assemblymen Dini and Bergevin

FILE NUMBER 8

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Adopting the joint rules of the senate and assembly for the 64th session of the legislature.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly as amended by the 63rd session are adopted, with the following change, as the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 64th session of the legislature:

 

      Rule 15 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Continuation of Leadership of the Senate and Assembly During the Interim Between Sessions.

      [The] 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, 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.]

      2.  The Senators designated to be the president pro tem, majority leader and minority leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session of the legislature if the Senator formerly holding the respective position is no longer a legislator.

 


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any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session of the legislature if the Senator formerly holding the respective position is no longer a legislator.

      3.  The Assemblymen designated to be the speaker, speaker pro tem, majority leader and minority leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session.

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FILE NUMBER 9, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 9

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending Assembly Standing Rule 23 to provide ethical principles for consideration by Assemblymen when a conflict of interest exists.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Rule 23 of the Standing Rules of the Assembly is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Committee on Ethics [.] ; Legislative Ethics.

      1.  The Committee on Ethics consists of:

      (a) Two members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker from the majority political party;

      (b) One member of the Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader from the minority political party; and

      (c) Two qualified electors of the state chosen by the members of the committee who are appointed pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b), neither of whom is a present or former member of the legislature or employed by the State of Nevada.

      2.  The Speaker shall appoint two members of the Assembly, one from the majority political party and one from the minority political party to serve as alternate members of the committee. If a member is disqualified, the alternate appointed from the same political party shall serve as a member of the committee during the consideration of a specific question.

      3.  A member is disqualified if he is the requester of advice concerning a question of ethics or conflict of interest, or if the advice is requested by another member of the Assembly and a reasonable person in his situation could not exercise independent judgment on the matter in question.

      4.  The committee shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by legislators and others, and it may advise legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest. All proceedings by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are confidential unless a legislator:

 

 


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proceedings by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are confidential unless a legislator:

      (a) Against whom a complaint is brought requests a public hearing;

      (b) Discloses the opinion of the committee at any time after his hearing; or

      (c) Discloses the content of an advisory opinion to him by the committee.

      5.  A complaint which alleges a breach of ethics or a conflict of interest must be in writing and signed by the person making the allegation. The complaint must be filed with the chairman and he shall send a copy of the complaint, within 24 hours after receiving it, to the legislator against whom the complaint is brought.

      6.  The criterion to be applied by the committee in determining whether a legislator has a conflict of interest is whether the independence of judgment of a reasonable person in his position upon the matter in question would be materially affected by:

      (a) His acceptance of a gift or loan; or

      (b) His private economic interest.

      7.  A legislator who determines that he has a conflict of interest may vote upon, advocate or oppose any measure as to which a potential conflict exists if he makes a general disclosure of the conflict. In determining whether to vote upon, advocate or oppose the measure, the legislator should consider whether:

      (a) The conflict impedes his independence of judgment;

      (b) His participation will produce a negative effect on the public’s confidence in the integrity of the legislature;

      (c) His participation is likely to have any significant effect on the disposition of the measure; and

      (d) His interest is greater than the interests of an entire class of persons similarly situated.

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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2338ê

 

FILE NUMBER 10, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Assemblymen Jeffrey, Dini, Schofield, Thomas, McGaughey, Spriggs, Nicholas, Garner, Kissam, Lambert, Sader, Adler, Nevin, Porter, Fay, Wisdom, Brookman, Callister, Myrna Williams, Thompson, Tebbs, Gaston, Banner, Freeman, Carpenter, Evans, Wendell Williams, Arberry, Triggs, Haller, Craddock, DuBois, Sedway, May, Price, Kerns, Spinello, Marvel, Getto, Bergevin and Humke

FILE NUMBER 10

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring January 28, 1987, as Nevada Teacher Appreciation Day.

 

      whereas, When Henry Adams wrote, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops,” he expressed a sentiment that is shared by millions today; and

      whereas, Nevada’s teachers of preschools and other schools continuing through our university system deserve the gratitude and respect of our state for their wisdom, sacrifice, patience and devotion to their pupils; and

      whereas, The memory of a very special teacher who lost her life last January 28, 1986, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, is an inspiration to mankind; and

      whereas, Congress has designated September 1986 through May 1987 as “National Year of the Teacher” and January 28, 1987, as “National Teacher Appreciation Day”; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature are forever indebted to teachers in Nevada and elsewhere who have strived to instill in their pupils the importance of learning; and be it further

      resolved, That in recognition of the contributions Nevada’s teachers have made, January 28, 1987, is hereby declared “Nevada Teacher Appreciation Day” and Nevadans are encouraged to observe this day with appropriate activities recognizing the importance of teachers in our schools.

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FILE NUMBER 11, SCR 4

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 11

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Harvey N. Dondero, a prominent Nevada educator.

 

      whereas, The members of the Legislature of the State of Nevada were deeply saddened by the recent death of Harvey N. Dondero, a prominent Nevada educator; and

 


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      whereas, Harvey was a native Nevadan, born and raised in Hawthorne, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dondero; and

      whereas, Harvey held many important positions in Nevada education particularly in Clark County; and

      whereas, He ably served in the military during World War II; and

      whereas, He was active in community service and charitable groups and was a member of Las Vegas Elks Lodge 1468, American Legion Post 18 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and

      whereas, He is survived by his widow Thalia Dondero, chairman of the Clark County Board of Commissioners, sons, Michael of Grass Valley, California, Harvey of Sydney, Australia, and Robert of Las Vegas, daughters, Judy Habbeshaw of Mt. Charleston and Marilyn Loop of Las Vegas, sisters Mildred Hansen of Hawthorne and Katherine Dondero of Reno, and 12 grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature extend their sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Harvey N. Dondero; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to his widow, Thalia.

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FILE NUMBER 12, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 12

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

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Dona Wadey is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 13, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Senator Townsend

FILE NUMBER 13

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing legislative support of the meeting of the United States Jaycees in Reno in 1987.

 

      whereas, The United States Jaycees, formerly known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, was founded in 1920 by Henry Giessenbier to encourage voluntary participation by citizens in community affairs; and

      whereas, This organization has since developed a national concern for leadership in government, business and industry and therefore has rededicated itself to training young men and women throughout this great nation to be leaders; and

 

 


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rededicated itself to training young men and women throughout this great nation to be leaders; and

      whereas, The Jaycees has grown to an international organization, attracting young leaders from throughout the free world; and

      whereas, The Jaycees is best exemplified by its creed:

we believe:

That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;

That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;

That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;

That government should be of laws rather than of men;

That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;

And that service to humanity is the best work of life; and

      whereas, The Nevada Jaycees in conjunction with the Reno/Sparks Jaycees will host the annual meeting (Reno ’87 “Bet On It”) June 14 through June 18, 1987, in Reno; and

      whereas, This event will attract up to 10,000 Jaycees from around the nation and around the world to Reno; and

      whereas, These young leaders will bring worldwide recognition and prestige to the Reno/Sparks area; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurrent, That this legislature supports the Reno ’87, “Bet On It” committee for its dedication, hard work and enthusiasm; and be it further

      resolved, That this legislature commends Nevadans, those from the Reno and Lake Tahoe areas in particular, for their efforts toward the success of this event; and be it further

      resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the headquarters of the United States Jaycees in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and to the headquarters of the international Jaycees in Coral Gables, Florida.

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FILE NUMBER 14, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Assemblymen Dini and Jeffrey

FILE NUMBER 14

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the mutual consent of the Assembly and Senate to an adjournment from Wednesday, February 25, to Monday, March 2, 1987.

 

      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 Wednesday, February 25, until its normal convening hour on Monday, March 2, 1987.

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FILE NUMBER 15, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen and Gibson

FILE NUMBER 15

SENATE RESOLUTION–Amending Rule 40 of the standing rules of the senate to revise the jurisdiction of the committee on taxation and 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:

 

40

 

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 [.] , except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

      2.  Human Resources and Facilities, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 33, 37-39 and 42 and chapters 385, 386, 388-397, 439-444, 446-460 and 583-585 of NRS [.] , except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

      3.  Natural Resources, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 26 and 45-50 and chapters 445, 488, 581, 582 and 586-590 of NRS, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency [.] , except measures affecting primarily the Colorado River Commission and state and local revenue.

      4.  Finance, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting chapters 286 and 387 of NRS [and over] , appropriations, operating and capital budgets [,] and bonding , except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue, and over 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 , the Colorado River Commission, and Titles 18-22, 24, 25, 27-31 and 36 and chapters 281-285, 287-289 and 407 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue and 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 [.] , except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

      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 [.] , except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

 


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      8.  Taxation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 32 of NRS [.] and state and local revenue.

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

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FILE NUMBER 16, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 16

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Lorin D. Parraguirre

 

      whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of former Assemblyman Lorin D. Parraguirre; and

      whereas, Lorin Parraguirre was born in Bridgeport, California on September 3, 1929, and was a graduate of Reno High School, attended the University of Nevada, Reno and was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Denver Law School; and

      whereas, He served as a Deputy District Attorney for Clark County and as a Deputy Attorney General; and

      whereas, While practicing law in Reno, he served two terms as an Assemblyman representing Washoe County during which time he distinguished himself as a dedicated and respected legislator; and

      whereas, He was a member of the Colorado, California and Nevada State Bar Associations and was active in various civic and social organizations including the Reno Elks Lodge, the Nevada Basque Association and the Clark County Bar Association; and

      whereas, Since 1970 he practiced law with his brother Paul in Las Vegas where he earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues as a distinguished lawyer and friend; and

      whereas, He is survived by his wife Judith, two daughters, Julie Ann and Jean Marie, a son James, and two brothers Paul and David; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their condolences to the family of Lorin D. Parraguirre; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the secretary of the Senate to Judith L. Parraguirre.

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FILE NUMBER 17, SCR 8

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Senators Neal, Raggio, Townsend, Wagner, Vergiels, Rawson, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Coffin, O’Connell, Beyer, Joerg and Malone

FILE NUMBER 17

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating Black American History Month.

 

      whereas, Black American History Month is being celebrated in Nevada during the month of February; and

      whereas, One of the purposes of Black American History Month is to learn about the historical significance and contributions of the Blacks in the history of Nevada, for although much research on a national and regional scale has been done in Black history, little significant study has been achieved in the area of western Black American history especially in Nevada; and

      whereas, The factors which made hopeful and promising interracial relations possible and the factors which dashed those earlier hopes are worthy of close examination; and

      whereas, Early in the settling of the West, Blacks, although legally free and legally citizens, were nevertheless effectively disenfranchised throughout many states and subjected to various types of discrimination and segregation, legal and extralegal, throughout most of the other states; and

      whereas, Historians have discovered that a small Black population in Nevada was able to maintain an active and self-aware social, religious and cultural identity, was aggressive in asserting its rights to legal and educational equality, and included many able and reasonably prosperous community leaders; and

      whereas, Students of history may be encouraged by the rising interest in the history of the Blacks in the West and will find the study of Nevada and its Black citizens of greater value than merely an indicator of possible sources of information; and

      whereas, Historically, until the relatively recent past, there has been a deliberate neglect of the achievements or even the existence of Blacks in the West; and

      whereas, Racial patterns and attitudes have played a great role in the history of Nevada and continue to be more important than most people would admit; and

      whereas, Only after specific studies of the Black American in all regions and states are available can any valid generalizations as to racial policies be made; and

      whereas, While must more should be done to acknowledge the importance of the minority races in this state, this celebration and observance of Black American History Month is the beginning of that task; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the month of February be celebrated throughout Nevada as Black American History Month; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That the citizens of this state join in this observance and celebration of a specific aspect of American history which confers special meaning on the goal of brotherhood in American life.

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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 attache.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Dawnetta S. Brown is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 19, SCR 9

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 19

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Ioannis A. “John” Lougaris on his 100th birthday for his distinguished service to Nevada.

 

      whereas, Ioannis A. “John” Lougaris was born February 17, 1887, in Zante, Greece and came to America on a freighter in 1909; and

      whereas, Mr. Lougaris believed in the enormous opportunities available in this country and worked hard to achieve his dreams by shining shoes and selling peanuts on street corners; and

      whereas, Mr. Lougaris became a citizen of the United States in 1915; and

      whereas, Mr. Lougaris enlisted in the United States Army in 1917, served his country in World War I as a corporal with the 39th Infantry, 4th Division, and was wounded on the day before the armistice; and

      whereas, After the war, Mr. Lougaris opened a small vegetable store in Carson City, Nevada, where he became a successful and respected merchant and an active member of the community, joining American Legion Post #1 in Reno and holding every office of that post, including service as a National Executive Committeeman for 8 years; and

      whereas, Mr. Lougaris also pursued the study of law by correspondence and, after 4 years of intensive study, was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1927 and has since become a member of the State Bar of California; and

 


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      whereas, Mr. Lougaris, as a World War I veteran, felt a strong conviction and an unselfish devotion to his fellow veterans and spent countless hours in his attempt to establish a veteran’s hospital in Reno; and

      whereas, Because of his efforts, a veteran’s hospital with 26 beds was built in Reno in 1939, was expanded in 1944 to include 150 beds, and now serves Nevada’s veterans as a 265-bed facility; and

      whereas, In recognition of his devotion and untiring efforts to establish a hospital to serve veterans in Nevada and Northern California, the Congress of the United States, by Public Law 97-66, rededicated the Reno VA Medical Center as the Ioannis A. Lougaris VA Medical Center on December 17, 1981; and

      whereas, Mr. Lougaris continues to practice law in Reno at the age of 100 years, exemplifying the highest ideals of public service and earning 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 64th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commend Ioannis A. “John” Lougaris on his 100th birthday for his distinguished service and his outstanding contributions to the people of this state; and be it further

      resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate shall present a copy of this resolution to Ioannis A. “John” Lougaris.

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FILE NUMBER 20, SCR 10

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 20

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late former Senator Henry W. Berrum.

 

      whereas, The members of the legislature have learned with great sorrow of the death of their former colleague Henry W. Berrum of Minden, Nevada, on June 10, 1986; and

      whereas, Henry Berrum was born in Reno on November 9, 1904, to Andrew Paul and Christine Hass Berrum, a pioneer Washoe County family, and married the former Dorothy Neddenriep; and

      whereas, He served five consecutive terms in the state Assembly and 4 years in the state Senate; and

      whereas, During his tenure he served on the Assembly Ways and Means committee for 10 years and was minority floor leader in the Assembly for the 1961 legislative session; and

      whereas, He also served as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Nevada Industrial Commission and the Douglas County Planning Commission; and

 

 


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Commission, the Nevada Industrial Commission and the Douglas County Planning Commission; and

      whereas, He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, daughters Nevalyn Miller of Minden and Zelda Shaw of Maine, sons Henry Berrum, Jr. of Reno, Dennis Heitman of Idaho and Robert Heitman of Washington, 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the legislature express their condolences to the family of the late Henry W. Berrum; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Dorothy Berrum.

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FILE NUMBER 21, ACR 11

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Dini, Jeffrey, Thompson, Kissam, Arberry, Swain, Craddock, Freeman, Gaston, Carpenter, Banner, Getto, Schofield, Evans, Garner, Humke, Thomas, Nicholas, DuBois, Bergevin, Nevin, Porter, Kerns, Wisdom, Spinello, Myrna Williams, Marvel, Callister, Brookman, Tebbs, Fay, Price, May, Sedway, Sader, Adler, Lambert, McGaughey, Triggs, Haller, Wendell Williams and Spriggs

FILE NUMBER 21

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending former Assemblyman Ed Kovacs for his public service in Nevada.

 

      whereas, Ed Kovacs was born on January 6, 1932, in Newark, New Jersey; and

      whereas, Mr. Kovacs served two terms in the Assembly of the State of Nevada during which time he distinguished himself as a dedicated and respected legislator; and

      whereas, An active member of his community, Mr. Kovacs is affiliated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Lions Club “49er’s”, the Clark County Democratic Committee, the Las Vegas Board of Realtors, the American Red Cross and the Nevada Racehorse Owners and Breeders Association; and

      whereas, Mr. Kovacs 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 assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commend Ed Kovacs for his dedicated service to the State of Nevada; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Ed Kovacs.

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FILE NUMBER 22, SJR 16 of the 63rd Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 16 of the 63rd Session–Committee on Government Affairs

FILE NUMBER 22

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 the 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. 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.

 


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      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. 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.

 


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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 if 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. 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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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 23, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Price, Schofield, Myrna Williams, Marvel, Spinello, Garner, Spriggs, Evans, Arberry, Swain, Bergevin, DuBois, Thomas, McGaughey, Nicholas, Wendell Williams, Humke, Triggs, Haller, Craddock, Lambert, Kissam, Adler, Thompson, Sedway, May, Fay, Tebbs, Brookman, Callister, Freeman, Gaston, Carpenter, Wisdom, Banner, Kerns, Porter, Getto, Jeffrey, Sader, Nevin and Dini

FILE NUMBER 23

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Declaring the week of March 1 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 32 years; and

      whereas, The Thunderbirds have performed their precision maneuvers in 45 countries in the free world before 202 million persons, earning respect and admiration for themselves and the Air Force; and

      whereas, The 130 men and women that constitute the Thunderbird team exhibit the qualities of professionalism, dedication and patriotism that best reflect 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 March 1 is declared Nevada Thunderbird Week; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Lieutenant Colonel Roger D. Riggs, Commander/Leader of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Brigadier General Joel T. Hall, Commander of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, Major General Peter T. Kempf, Commander of the Tactical Fighter Weapons Air Center, General Robert D. Russ, Commander of the Tactical Air Command and General Larry D. Welch, Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

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FILE NUMBER 24, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Senators Coffin, Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 24

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Marietta Tiberti.

 

      whereas, Marietta Tiberti was born in Garden City, Kansas, and moved to Las Vegas in 1941 where she began her career as a nurse with the newly opened Las Vegas Hospital; and

      whereas, Two years later Marietta married Jelindo Angelo Tiberti who had moved to Las Vegas as a professional engineer to assist in the design of Nellis Air Force Base; and

      whereas, Mrs. Tiberti was a member of the Home of the Good Shepherd Auxiliary, the Junior League and the A.G.C. Ladies Auxiliary; and

      whereas, She was also active in the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum and she supported numerous art and cultural groups including the Las Vegas Community Concerts and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Master Series; and

      whereas, For the past 25 years Marietta Tiberti has provided nursing scholarships to students in Las Vegas; and

      whereas, Marietta Tiberti was a warm, loving and compassionate woman who was a “second mother” to the children of many families who have resided in southern Nevada for several generations; and

      whereas, The mother of six children, Mrs. Tiberti was very proud of her sons, Tito, Renaldo, Mario and Jelindo and daughters Laura and Andrea Maffey as well as her 15 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 a very gracious lady, Marietta Tiberti; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Mrs. Tiberti’s loving husband, Jelindo Angelo Tiberti.

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FILE NUMBER 25, ACR 15

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen Getto, Dini, Brookman and May

FILE NUMBER 25

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Nevada’s former Assemblyman John H. Homer.

 

      whereas, Former Assemblyman John H. Homer was born in Hoopeston, Illinois, on August 29, 1907; and

 


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      whereas, This distinguished former state assemblyman is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and also of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois; and

      whereas, Dr. Homer was a member of the Nevada Assembly during the 1967, 1969 and 1971 sessions serving on the Elections Committee, the Health and Welfare Committee and as Chairman of the Fish and Game Committee in 1969; and

      whereas, Dr. Homer was a member and past President of the Chiropractic Association of Nevada and was bestowed numerous honors in his profession including being named Nevada Chiropractor of the Year in 1966 and 1968; and

      whereas, The warm-natured manner of Dr. Homer earned him the affectionate regard of his colleagues and friends; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby extend their warmest regards to former Assemblyman John H. Homer and commend him for his dedicated service to the State of Nevada on behalf of the residents of this state; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to former Assemblyman John H. Homer.

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FILE NUMBER 26, ACR 17

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Assemblymen Nevin, Dini, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, DuBois, Evans, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thomas, Thompson, Triggs, Myrna Williams, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 26

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Jack Joseph Lamberti.

 

      whereas, The Legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death of Justice of the Peace Jack Joseph Lamberti; and

      whereas, Jack Lamberti was born in New York City on Christmas Day in 1916, to Gaetano and Ermin Lamberti; and

      whereas, Mr. Lamberti and his wife Marie moved to northern Nevada in 1959 and established Lamberti’s Insurance Agency in Sparks; and

      whereas, Mr. Lamberti was elected Justice of the Peace for the City of Sparks in 1968 and held that position until his death; and

      whereas, As a member of the Sparks Sertoma Club, the Sons of Italy of Sparks, the Nevada Judges Association and the Reno Rodeo Association, the judge was an active participant in community organizations; and

 


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      whereas, He is survived by his widow, Marie, sons George of Sparks and Steven of Dallas, Texas, and a daughter Pamela of Foster City, California, two brothers and several nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature mourn the loss of a highly respected Nevadan and extend their sincere condolences to the family of Jack Joseph Lamberti; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Jack Lamberti’s widow, Marie.

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FILE NUMBER 27, SCR 11

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Senators Jacobsen, Raggio, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 27

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the firefighters of Virginia City and other members of Liberty Engine Company No. 1.

 

      whereas, Virginia City was the birthplace of the fire service in the State of Nevada with the organization of the first engine company, the first hook and ladder company and the first fire department on March 22, 1861; and

      whereas, The Virginia City Fire Department and its successor the Virginia Paid Fire Department, and the Virginia Exempt Fire Association, for more than 50 years were innovative leaders in fire service technology; and

      whereas, This technology included the first hook and ladder wagon and hand-pumped fire engine in 1861, the first steam-powered fire engine in 1872 and in 1877 the first paid fire department, the first horse-drawn fire equipment and the first fire equipment designed for use in the snow also; and

      whereas, Other innovative developments included the first public safety department which combined its fire and police services in 1883, the establishment of the Firemen’s Cemetery in 1868, the construction of the firemen’s flagpole atop Mt. Davidson in 1877 and the establishment of the first firemen’s museum in Nevada; and

      whereas, Today’s volunteer firefighters of Virginia City have worked diligently to protect and preserve the relics and artifacts of the pioneer firefighters of the Comstock and the State of Nevada through the establishment of the Nevada State Fire Museum and Comstock Firemen’s Museum; now, therefore, be it

 


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      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the efforts of the volunteer firefighters of Virginia City and other members of Liberty Engine Company No. 1 in gathering, preserving and displaying the numerous artifacts of fire service from all parts of the State of Nevada are hereby recognized and commended by the members of the Nevada Legislature; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Liberty Engine Company No. 1.

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FILE NUMBER 28, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

FILE NUMBER 28

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional attache.

 

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That Cindy L. Vaughter is elected as an additional attache of the senate for the 64th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 29, SJR 13

Senate Joint Resolution No. 13–Committee on Transportation

FILE NUMBER 29

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to enact the Highway and Transit Reauthorization Bill appropriating money to the various states from the Highway Trust Fund for the construction and maintenance of highways.

 

      whereas, During its last legislative session, Congress failed to enact the Highway and Transit Reauthorization Bill which proposed to appropriate money from the Highway Trust Fund to the various states for the construction and maintenance of the Federal Aid Highway System; and

      whereas, As a result, Nevada has only that money reserved from appropriations made in the past, totaling approximately $33,600,000, to use for the construction and maintenance of highways in this state which are a part of that system; and

      whereas, The money in the Highway Trust Fund is collected from fees imposed on the users of highways and was dedicated expressly for the purpose of constructing and maintaining those highways; and

      whereas, The failure of Congress to authorize the release of that money strongly demonstrates its breach of faith with the various states and the users of their highways; and

 


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      whereas, Nevada has worked hard to complete its portion of the Federal Aid Highway System and has effectively used the money the state has been given to complete the system of highways outlined by the Federal Government; and

      whereas, If Congress fails to enact the Highway and Transit Reauthorization Bill by March of 1987, much of the needed construction will have to be unnecessarily delayed until 1988, thereby causing many workers to lose their jobs and seriously damaging many other areas of the state’s economy; 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 the Highway and Transit Reauthorization Bill without delay; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Vice president of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the 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 30, SJR 21 of the 63rd Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 21 of the 63rd Session–Committee on Natural Resources

FILE NUMBER 30

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. eighteen hundred and forty-one; provided, that Congress make provision for or authorize such division 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.]

 


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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 those 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 31, SCR 12

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Senators Wagner, Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 31

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending girls’ basketball team of Reno High School on winning state championship.

 

      whereas, The girls’ basketball team of Reno High School has developed into an outstanding representation of girls’ sports in Nevada with no losses in the State of Nevada this season; and

      whereas, The Reno High School’s team has evidenced its superb athletic ability by winning four state tournaments in 1980, 1981, 1986 and 1987; and

      whereas, Their coach, Ken Fujii, has led a distinguished coaching career with the Reno High School girls for 11 years; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature commend the members of the team, Laura Baker, Jennifer Mannix, Jacinta Mousset-Jones, Laura Puzey, Rachael Chism, Parvanah Chism, D’Arcy Arthurs, Suzi Griffin, Kelli Phillips, Michelle Mateossiau, Melissa Batchelder and Tiffany Shaw; Coach Ken Fujii; Assistant Coaches Chet Fujii, Cathy Brown, Carla Bennett and Tom Cates; and team manager David Mansfield; and be it further

 

 


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Legislature commend the members of the team, Laura Baker, Jennifer Mannix, Jacinta Mousset-Jones, Laura Puzey, Rachael Chism, Parvanah Chism, D’Arcy Arthurs, Suzi Griffin, Kelli Phillips, Michelle Mateossiau, Melissa Batchelder and Tiffany Shaw; Coach Ken Fujii; Assistant Coaches Chet Fujii, Cathy Brown, Carla Bennett and Tom Cates; and team manager David Mansfield; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of Senate to Coach Ken Fujii, in recognition of Reno High School’s outstanding girls’ basketball team.

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FILE NUMBER 32, ACR 3

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Assemblymen Schofield and Dini

FILE NUMBER 32

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging state agencies to cooperate with other states and regional organizations concerning the transportation of hazardous materials.

 

      whereas, Hazardous materials are being transported on the highways and railroads of this nation every day; and

      whereas, Each state is affected in some way by that transportation, but one state alone cannot address the related issues nor solve the resulting problems; and

      whereas, Cooperation among the states is necessary to develop a sensible and coordinated approach to the transportation of hazardous materials; and

      whereas, There are several regional and interstate organizations which can offer assistance to the states in this endeavor; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Public Service Commission of Nevada, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety are urged to work actively with other states and regional organizations on issues regarding the transportation of hazardous materials, including:

      1.  The desire of states and local governments to be notified when hazardous material is to be transported within their respective jurisdictions; and

      2.  The need to improve the capability of state and local governments to respond to emergencies;

and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Chairman of the Public Service Commission of Nevada, the Director of the Department of Transportation and the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety.

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FILE NUMBER 33, SCR 13

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 33

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating March 21, 1987, as Vietnam Veterans’ Remembrance Day.

 

      whereas, Nevadans of all races and beliefs served with distinction in the undeclared conflict now known as the Vietnam War; and

      whereas, Vivid memories of the sacrifices made by servicemen in Southeast Asia are a part of each veteran’s daily life; and

      whereas, Nevada is proud of the 141 Nevadans who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam while serving their country; and

      whereas, Today, Vietnam War Veterans from Nevada are making significant contributions to their state, country and their fellow man; and

      whereas, The traveling Vietnam Veterans’ War Memorial will be in Reno from March 21 through March 29, 1987; and

      whereas, Nevadans should be reminded of the sacrifices made in the Vietnam War and find time to visit this memorial to show respect for the brave men who served their country; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That members of the Nevada Legislature designate Saturday, March 21, 1987, as Vietnam Veterans’ Remembrance Day in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That residents of the State of Nevada recognize and will always remember the patriotic devotion of its Vietnam War Veterans.

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FILE NUMBER 34, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NUMBER 34

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Supporting the efforts of the Children’s Cabinet, Inc., to establish a trial program in Washoe County to provide services which are needed to preserve families during times of crisis.

 

      whereas, The preservation and strengthening of family life is a part of the public policy of this state; and

      whereas, Families in crisis have the capacity to change and learn more appropriate ways to function during times of stress; and

      whereas, A family’s dependency on social services provided by the state during times of crisis can be reduced by the use of educational and therapeutic counseling; and

      whereas, Many public and private agencies across the country are establishing programs to provide specialized services to families in crisis as an alternative to treating parents and their children separately; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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an alternative to treating parents and their children separately; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislature hereby supports the efforts of the Children’s Cabinet, Inc., to establish a 2-year trial program in Washoe County designed to provide families with brief and intensive services during times of crisis in order to preserve those families and thereby prevent the unnecessary placement of children in foster care or to return children to their families more quickly once placement occurs; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Children’s Cabinet, Inc.

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FILE NUMBER 35, AJR 2

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2–Assemblymen Schofield and Dini

FILE NUMBER 35

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to establish a center at Stewart, Nevada, for the training of persons who respond to emergencies, particularly those involving hazardous materials.

 

      whereas, There is a serious need to train properly persons who respond to emergencies, particularly in situations involving hazardous materials; and

      whereas, A regional center exists in the eastern United States to provide that training, but no such facility exists in the west; and

      whereas, The facilities of the former Indian school in Stewart, Nevada, are presently vacant and should be used to benefit the people of this area; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby urges the Congress of the United States to establish a western regional training center at Stewart, Nevada, to train persons who respond to emergencies, particularly those involving hazardous materials; and be it further

      resolved, That the Division of Emergency Management of Nevada’s Department of the Military is directed to cooperate with the Federal Government and western regional organizations in establishing such a center; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the members of the Nevada Congressional Delegation and the Division of Emergency Management of Nevada’s Department of the Military; and be it further

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

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FILE NUMBER 36, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Assemblymen Thompson, Nevin, Craddock, Brookman, May, Sedway, Price, Arberry, Freeman, Kissam, Spinello, Porter, Triggs, Gaston, Callister, Wendell Williams, Banner, Fay, Haller, Garner, Swain, Jeffrey, Wisdom, Myrna Williams, Schofield, Dini, DuBois, Tebbs, McGaughey, Bergevin, Nicholas, Spriggs, Getto, Carpenter, Kerns, Humke, Lambert, Adler, Sader and Marvel

FILE NUMBER 36

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to oppose the deactivation of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing at Nellis Air Force Base.

 

      whereas, The 474th Tactical Fighter Wing was created in 1943 and has been located at Nellis Air Force Base since 1968; and

      whereas, This wing served in World War II and also in Korea and Viet Nam receiving two Distinguished Unit Citations for its outstanding service in combat; and

      whereas, Deactivation of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing at Nellis would result in the elimination of 2,000 positions related to this wing, causing a grave economic impact on southern Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That members of the Nevada Legislature urge Congress to oppose the deactivation of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing at Nellis Air Force Base; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith 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 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 37, AJR 9

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 9–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

FILE NUMBER 37

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to enact legislation which would provide unlimited federal liability for any accident which might occur if a nuclear waste repository is situated in Nevada.

 

      whereas, This legislature is concerned about the welfare and safety of the residents of the State of Nevada; and

      whereas, Congress has not taken a stand on the question of liability for nuclear accidents associated with a repository or with repository-related activities; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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nuclear accidents associated with a repository or with repository-related activities; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That Congress is hereby urged to enact legislation which would provide unlimited federal liability for any and all damages or consequences which may result from situating a high-level nuclear waste repository within Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, 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 38, ACR 25

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Assemblymen Dini, Sader, Triggs, Arberry, Brookman, Haller, Freeman, Evans, Adler, Gaston, Myrna Williams, Sedway, Spinello, Schofield, Porter, Wendell Williams, Callister, Craddock, Kissam, Swain, Wisdom, Price, Fay, Garner, Nevin, May, Tebbs, Lambert, Bergevin, Carpenter and DuBois

FILE NUMBER 38

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Mary Gojack, former state legislator.

 

      whereas, This Legislature notes with sorrow the untimely death of former legislator, Mary Gojack, on November 12, 1985; and

      whereas, Mary L. Gojack was born in Hillsboro, Iowa, on February 19, 1936; and

      whereas, Throughout Mary Gojack’s life she was always ready to stand up to a challenge; and

      whereas, Elected to the Assembly in 1972, Mary began her illustrious legislative career serving one term in the Assembly followed by two terms in the Senate; and

      whereas, Mary Gojack gained the recognition and respect of Nevadans because she spoke up for what she believed in; and

      whereas, Mary was deeply involved in helping her community and throughout the years she had been a member of the Nevada Opera Guild, Washoe County Council on Alcoholism, American Legion Auxiliary, American Association of University Women, Reno Branch, the Business and Professional Women, Washoe County Democratic Women and the Democratic Central Committee; and

 


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      whereas, Mary Gojack represented many things to many people, but to her children, Patricia and John Hixson she was first and foremost their mother; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada extend their heartfelt sympathy to Mary’s children Patricia and John and to Mary’s supportive and devoted husband, Robert Gorrell; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Mary’s children, Patricia and John Hixson and to her husband Robert Gorrell.

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FILE NUMBER 39, ACR 27

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Assemblymen Brookman, Dini, Getto, May, Banner, Craddock, Jeffrey, Price, Bergevin, Marvel, Schofield, DuBois, Nicholas, Sader, Thompson, Humke, Kerns, Nevin, Sedway, Swain, Thomas, Arberry, Lambert, McGaughey, Spriggs, Tebbs, Myrna Williams, Fay, Kissam, Adler, Callister, Carpenter, Evans, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Haller, Porter, Spinello, Triggs, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 39

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Mike O’Callaghan for his public service and declaring March 26, 1987, as Mike O’Callaghan Day.

 

      whereas, The State of Nevada is proud to recognize one of its most respected residents, former Governor Mike O’Callaghan; and

      whereas, Elected to the office of Governor in 1970, Mike O’Callaghan provided strong leadership for the State of Nevada for 8 years; and

      whereas, While serving as Governor, Mike O’Callaghan placed emphasis on upgrading and expanding services to mentally retarded and mentally ill persons; and

      whereas, Today, as a journalist, Mike O’Callaghan continues to strive for improvements in the services provided for those persons; and

      whereas, Mike O’Callaghan’s contributions to the State of Nevada, his strength of character and his continued dedication to the people of this state have secured him a place in the hearts of all Nevadans; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That March 26, 1987, is hereby declared Mike O’Callaghan Day in honor of a man who personifies dignity, honesty, integrity and public service; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Mike O’Callaghan.

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FILE NUMBER 40, ACR 26

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Assemblymen Dini, Getto, Sader, Triggs, Haller, Arberry, Brookman, Freeman, Evans, Adler, Gaston, Myrna Williams, Sedway, Spinello, Schofield, Porter, Wendell Williams, Callister, Craddock, Kissam, Swain, Wisdom, Price, Fay, Garner, Nevin, Bergevin, McGaughey, Nicholas, DuBois, Kerns, Tebbs, Marvel, Thompson, Banner, Carpenter, May, Thomas, Lambert, Humke and Spriggs

FILE NUMBER 40

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing a former Justice of the Supreme Court, Jon Collins.

 

      whereas, This legislature is deeply grieved by the passing of Jon Collins, a resident of Nevada whose distinguished career brought him national attention and admiration; and

      whereas, Jon Collins was born in Ely on May 7, 1923; and

      whereas, The former justice was elected at George Washington University, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania, and received his law degree from Georgetown University; and

      whereas, Jon Collins was an active, knowledgeable and respected Nevadan who participated in numerous political, social and community activities; and

      whereas, He was in charge of the presidential campaign in Nevada for Jimmy Carter and was later appointed by President Carter to a board which recommended future judges for appointment to the U.S. Ninth Circuit; and

      whereas, Former Governor Mike O’Callaghan appointed Mr. Collins to chair the State Energy Resources Advisory Board; and

      whereas, Jon Collins was appointed to the Supreme Court on May 5, 1966, to fill a vacancy created by the death of Justice Milton B. Badt; and

      whereas, Jon Collins distinguished himself as one of Nevada’s most respected attorneys as senior partner in the largest law firm in the State of Nevada, Lionel, Sawyer and Collins; and

      whereas, Former Justice Collins was dedicated to his family and his passing will be felt deeply by his wife Rita, and their five daughters, Candace Olson, Melissa Collins, Pamela Collins and Kelly Collins of Las Vegas, and Jona Wallace of Ohio; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jon Collins; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Rita Collins, his widow, and to each of his five daughters.

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FILE NUMBER 41, ACR 28

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Assemblymen Dini, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, DuBois, Evans, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nevin, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thomas, Thompson, Triggs, Myrna Williams, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 41

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams of Yerington on their recent victory.

 

      whereas, On Saturday, March 7, 1987, Yerington High School swept the boys’ and girls’ championships in the “A” state basketball tournament; and

      whereas, This year’s win over the southern zone champion, Lincoln County, was the second consecutive championship for the girls’ team; and

      whereas, The boys’ team defeated their northern “A” rival, Battle Mountain, for their first championship; and

      whereas, Clark Reid (boys’ coach) and Dave Sanford (girls’ coach) did an outstanding job of preparing their teams for this tournament; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That members of this legislature commend the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams of Yerington High School on their victories in the class “A” state championship tournament; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the members of the basketball teams and Coach Reid and Coach Sanford.

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FILE NUMBER 42, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Committee on Ways and Means

FILE NUMBER 42

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing certain expenditures from the legislative fund to pay certain travel allowances of the members and the staff of standing committees, special committees and subcommittees of the legislature during the 64th session of the legislature.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That expenditure of money from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to pay:

      1.  The travel allowances provided by law for the members of standing committees, special committees and subcommittees of the legislature; and

      2.  The travel allowances and per diem expense allowances of employees of the legislature assigned to special committees or subcommittees of the legislature,

for travel to and from hearings or meetings of the committees during the 64th session of the legislature when the majority leader of the senate for a committee of the senate or the speaker of the assembly for the committee of the assembly approves the travel.

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FILE NUMBER 43, SJR 6 of the 63rd Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6 of the 63rd Session–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

FILE NUMBER 43

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 directly 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

 

 


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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 44, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Committee on Elections

FILE NUMBER 44

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to continue to participate in the Block Boundary Suggestion Program and to participate in other programs conducted by the Bureau of the Census in preparation for the census in 1990.

 

      whereas, Public Law 94-171 requires the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce to provide each state with a count of its population for reapportioning legislative districts 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 affords each state the opportunity to suggest certain visible features as boundaries for those blocks; and

      whereas, This information will enable the Bureau of the Census to provide each state with information from the census in 1990 relating to each voting district in that state; and

      whereas, The 63rd session of the Nevada Legislature directed the Legislative Commission to study the establishment of the boundaries of blocks in this state and to participate in the Block Boundary Suggestion Program in preparation for the decennial census in 1990; and

      whereas, The Legislative Commission completed Phase 1 of the Block Boundary Suggestion Program in December 1986; and

      whereas, The Bureau of the Census will invite the states to participate in Phase 2 of the Block Boundary Suggestion Program by July 1987; and

      whereas, Phase 2 of the program will provide state officers an opportunity in the latter part of 1988 to review the preliminary maps for the census in 1990 which define the boundaries for blocks in this state and to designate boundaries for each voting district to be used by the Bureau of the Census for providing information to each state concerning those voting districts; and

      whereas, If this state does not participate in Phase 2 of the Block Boundary Suggestion Program, it will receive only standard census tabulations and will not receive the additional tabulations relating to each voting district or voting district equivalent in 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 continue to participate in the Block Boundary Suggestion Program and to participate in any other program conducted by the Bureau of the Census in preparation for the census in 1990; and be it further

 

 


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continue to participate in the Block Boundary Suggestion Program and to participate in any other program conducted by the Bureau of the Census in preparation for the census in 1990; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission shall:

      1.  Consult with the appropriate agencies of the executive branch and local governments in this state concerning Phase 2 of the Block Boundary Suggestion Program;

      2.  Allow each local government to designate on the preliminary maps for the census in 1990 the boundaries of each voting district or voting district equivalent in its jurisdiction;

      3.  Prepare and maintain a copy of a complete set of maps to be used by the Bureau of the Census which define each designated voting district or other boundaries in this state which are required by the Bureau for the census in 1990; and

      4.  Report to the 65th session of the Nevada Legislature the results of the state’s participation in those programs conducted by the Bureau of the Census.

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FILE NUMBER 45, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Senators Raggio, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 45

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating the week of April 5, 1987, as Nevada Library Week.

 

      whereas, Libraries hold the key to knowledge which is necessary for the survival of our society and government; and

      whereas, The opportunity to learn must extend beyond the traditional institutions of learning into the home and workplace; and

      whereas, Libraries are a resource of our state which can be appreciated and used by everyone; and

      whereas, National Library Week will be observed during the week of April 5, 1987; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the week of April 5, 1987, is hereby designated to be Nevada Library Week in recognition of the importance of our public, school and university libraries to the growth and development of all residents of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 46, ACR 30

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Assemblymen Nevin and Dini

FILE NUMBER 46

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing support for the new maximum speed limit and directing the Governor to ensure the appropriate signs are changed accordingly.

 

      whereas, This state has miles and miles of rural interstate highways snaking through the desert; and

      whereas, In 1974, the Federal Government imposed a national maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour; and

      whereas, This state would have lost significant amounts of federal financial support had it not complied with the federal limit; and

      whereas, The residents of Nevada want the opportunity to review their system of rural highways to determine for themselves whether a higher speed limit is appropriate; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Nevada Legislature expresses its support of the new maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour on the state’s rural interstate highways; and be it further

      resolved, That the Governor direct the Department of Transportation to change all appropriate signs stating the maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour to reflect the new limit as soon as the change in the federal law is effective and any necessary directions from the Federal Highway Administration have been received; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Governor.

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FILE NUMBER 47, AJR 14

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Schofield, Dini, Banner, May, Jeffrey, Fay, Myrna Williams, Garner, Evans, Spriggs, Arberry, Humke, Triggs, Wendell Williams, Haller, Nicholas, Lambert, McGaughey, Kissam, Thomas, Adler, DuBois, Thompson, Bergevin, Sader, Sedway, Nevin, Price, Porter, Kerns, Tebbs, Wisdom, Brookman, Callister, Spinello, Carpenter, Gaston, Freeman, Getto and Marvel

FILE NUMBER 47

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the President and Congress to select the State of Nevada as the site for the construction of the new atomic particle accelerator called the Superconducting Super Collider.

 

      whereas, The President of the United States has formally approved the construction of an atomic particle accelerator called the Superconducting Super Collider; and

 


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      whereas, The State of Nevada has been the site of major nuclear weapons testing since January 27, 1951; and

      whereas, Nevada is actively pursuing industrial development and diversification to bolster its economy; and

      whereas, Several sites in Nevada have been identified as excellent locations for the Superconducting Super Collider; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature requests the President and Congress to select Nevada as the most appropriate site for the construction of the Superconducting Super Collider; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly 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 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 48, SJR 10

Senate Joint Resolution No. 10–Committee on Natural Resources

FILE NUMBER 48

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Bureau of Land Management to allow direct, public comment on the draft report regarding the designation of certain federal land as wilderness.

 

      whereas, Passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 required the Bureau of Land Management to inventory and analyze roadless areas within its jurisdiction and develop recommendations for or against designation of these areas as wilderness; and

      whereas, The Bureau of Land Management has systematically inventoried and studied the areas and has issued a series of draft statements regarding the environmental effect of designating those areas in Nevada as wilderness; and

      whereas, Each such study included a public hearing and the solicitation of public comment; and

      whereas, Each such statement contained only the evaluations of areas within a specified, limited part of the state; and

      whereas, Following the completion of mineral surveys of each area the Bureau of Land Management will compile a final statewide report; and

      whereas, Many people throughout Nevada representing many different concerns and interests have been closely involved in each of these studies and desire the opportunity to review and comment upon the draft of the report being prepared by the Bureau of Land Management before it becomes final; now, therefore, be it

 


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      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Bureau of Land Management develop a procedure to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Nevada to review directly and comment on the draft report so that appropriate public comments can be considered and included in the final statewide report; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Director of the Bureau of Land Management 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 49, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Committee on Natural Resources

FILE NUMBER 49

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to enact legislation prohibiting the federal reservation of water rights within wilderness areas.

 

      whereas, The designation of areas of wilderness does not result in the reservation of additional federal water rights because Congress did not expressly reserve these rights and a designation as wilderness fails to meet any of the threshold requirements for the implied reservation of federal water rights; and

      whereas, The designation of land as wilderness does not by itself constitute a “reservation” of federal land upon which an implied reservation of water rights must be based, but rather is merely a statutory directive for the management of land previously reserved; and

      whereas, Federal water rights may be impliedly reserved only when necessary to fulfill the “primary purposes” of a reservation of federal land; and

      whereas, In the case of wilderness areas within national forests, the purposes of designating such areas are expressly stated to be “within and supplemental to,” rather than “in interference with” the purposes of the original reservation of areas of forest and thus are clearly “secondary” purposes for which no water rights are impliedly reserved; and

      whereas, The legislative history of the Wilderness Act of 1964 (16 U.S.C. §§ 1131 et seq.) reflects a clear congressional intent not to preclude or impede permanently the development of water in the wilderness by reserving any or all appurtenant, unappropriated water in designated areas of wilderness; and

      whereas, The Wilderness Act and its legislative history demonstrate that Congress determined that controls on the management of land applicable to areas of wilderness would be more than adequate to preserve the characteristics of wilderness within designated areas; and

 


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      whereas, Congress has determined that the reservation of additional water rights is not necessary to fulfill the purposes of a designation of land as wilderness; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature urges Congress to enact legislation to prohibit the federal reservation of water rights for land designated as wilderness; and be it further

      resolved, That any proposed legislation before Congress which would designate land in this state as wilderness contain language specifying that federal water rights are not reserved as part of the designation; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Chairman of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs 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 50, ACR 32

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 32–Assemblymen Dini, Myrna Williams, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, DuBois, Evans, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nevin, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thomas, Thompson, Triggs, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 50

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating April 7, 1987, as Junior League Day in Nevada.

 

      whereas, Junior League promotes participation and involvement in educational and charitable community projects; and

      whereas, This organization contributes to communities everywhere affiliates are organized and currently the State of Nevada has one in Reno and one in Las Vegas; and

      whereas, Membership of the Junior League has included Eleanor Roosevelt, Sandra Day O’Connor and Nevada’s first lady, Bonnie Bryan; and

      whereas, Reno’s Junior League was instrumental in bringing Bill Cosby to Reno last September for a benefit for the Ronald MacDonald House; and

      whereas, They also are designing and implementing the Discovery Room at the San Raphael Park and their program “Kids on the Block” has helped elementary school children relate to handicapped persons; and

 

 


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at the San Raphael Park and their program “Kids on the Block” has helped elementary school children relate to handicapped persons; and

      whereas, Las Vegas’ Junior League initiated the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program in elementary schools, the Community Alternative Sentencing program which is now an integral part of the criminal justice system and the Nevada State Museum Docent program which is a voluntary tour guide program for the Nevada State Museum; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That members of the Junior Leagues of Nevada be commended for their unselfish contributions to the residents of Nevada and to the nation; and be it further

      resolved, That April 7, 1987, is hereby designated as Junior League Day in Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Junior League of Las Vegas and the Junior League of Reno.

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FILE NUMBER 51, ACR 33

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Assemblymen Banner, Dini, Carpenter, Getto, Freeman, Gaston, Jeffrey, Humke, Adler, Haller, Myrna Williams, Garner, Thomas, Swain, Thompson, Sader, Price, Arberry, Schofield, Triggs, Sedway, Nevin, Kissam, Tebbs, Nicholas, Callister, Brookman, Kerns, Fay, Wisdom, Craddock, Lambert, Bergevin, Marvel, May, Evans, McGaughey, Spinello, Porter, Wendell Williams, Spriggs and DuBois

FILE NUMBER 51

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late former Assemblyman Jack Fogliani.

 

      whereas, The members of the Legislature of the State of Nevada note with profound sorrow the recent death of former Assemblyman Jack Fogliani; and

      whereas, Mr. Fogliani was a native Nevadan, born August 25, 1900, to Louis and Teodora Fogliani in Pioche, Nevada; and

      whereas, For the past 36 years, Mr. Fogliani and his wife Sarah had made their home in Jacks Valley; and

      whereas, Jack Fogliani served as a Nevada Assemblyman from Lincoln County in 1935-1936; and

      whereas, Jack Fogliani was an Army veteran of World War I and had served as a correctional warden for the Nevada state prisons; and

      whereas, Mr. Fogliani is survived by his widow, Sarah, sons Milt of Carson City and Wendell of Skagway, Alaska, one brother, five sisters and seven grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

 


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      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their condolences to the family of the late Jack Fogliani; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Mr. Fogliani’s widow, Sarah.

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FILE NUMBER 52, ACR 34

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Assemblymen Dini, Marvel, Schofield, Tebbs, Nicholas, Fay, Callister, Brookman, Myrna Williams, Porter, Spinello, Price, May, DuBois, Nevin, Evans, McGaughey, Thomas, Gaston, Garner, Bergevin, Thompson, Kerns, Sedway, Jeffrey, Carpenter, Freeman, Adler, Banner, Humke, Spriggs, Wendell Williams, Lambert, Triggs, Arberry, Wisdom, Getto, Haller, Swain, Craddock, Kissam and Sader

FILE NUMBER 52

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating the week of June 22, 1987, as Imperial Shrine Week in Nevada.

 

      whereas, The Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children have served children in North America since 1922; and

      whereas, These hospitals provide outstanding care to children who have orthopedic problems or who have been severely burned; and

      whereas, The Shriners Hospital network currently includes 22 hospitals, of which 19 are orthopedic units and 3 are burns institutes; and

      whereas, There is no charge for any of the care or services provided by a Shriners Hospital; and

      whereas, This year the 1987 Imperial Shrine Session is being hosted by the Zelzah Temple in Las Vegas under the direction of the Imperial Potentate of Shriners in North America, Russell H. Anthony, D.V.M.; and

      whereas, Approximately 55,000 Shriners are expected to attend the various meetings, parades and competitions; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That members of the Nevada Legislature are honored that Nevada has been selected to host the Imperial Session; and be it further

      resolved, That the week of June 22, 1987, is hereby designated Imperial Shrine Week in Nevada in honor of this philanthropic organization; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Imperial Potentate, Russell H. Anthony.

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FILE NUMBER 53, AR 8

Assembly Resolution No. 8–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 53

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of additional attaches.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Rodger J. Genereux, Phyllis Berkson and Heidi Wood are elected as additional attaches of the Assembly for the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 54, AJR 10

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10–Assemblymen Nevin, Dini, Thompson, Kerns, May, Carpenter, Myrna Williams, Brookman, Fay, Thomas, Nicholas, Wisdom, Garner, Freeman, Gaston, Haller, McGaughey, Kissam, Lambert, DuBois, Porter, Sader, Bergevin, Adler, Triggs, Wendell Williams, Jeffrey, Arberry, Tebbs, Spinello, Callister, Sedway, Marvel, Getto, Price, Craddock, Humke, Evans, Spriggs and Schofield

FILE NUMBER 54

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress and the Secretary of Transportation of the United States to support the establishment of a motor carrier administration.

 

      whereas, The motor carrier industry lacks adequate representation in the United States Department of Transportation because there is no separate, central administration for motor carriers such as those which exist for the aviation, maritime and railroad industries; and

      whereas, Of all modes of transporting freight, the motor carrier industry is the largest, carrying the most freight, traveling the most miles, employing over 7,000,000 people, and affecting the daily lives of all Americans; and

      whereas, Each year, the motor carrier industry transports freight which is worth more than $200,000,000,000, representing a substantial percentage of the gross national product and three-quarters of the nation’s total annual expenditures for the transportation of freight; and

      whereas, The motor carrier industry includes 5,000,000 medium and heavy-duty trucks which hauled 2,000,000,000 tons of freight in 1986 and traveled 138,000,000,000 miles; and

      whereas, The motor carrier industry plays a vital role in the nation’s economy by providing service to every community and rural area in the nation, and contributes significantly to the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of this country; and

      whereas, The creation of a motor carrier administration within the United States Department of Transportation would improve the industry’s record of safety by coordinating safety regulations and providing assistance in research and development; and

 


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      whereas, The creation of a motor carrier administration would aid in the development of a coherent and comprehensive federal policy of transportation; and

      whereas, Without a motor carrier administration, members of Congress and administrative agencies do not have an adequate source of information on which to base sound legislative and regulatory decisions; and

      whereas, It is in the best interests of motor carriers and members of the public to establish a federal program coordinating motor carriers within the United States Department of Transportation by consolidating the various existing federal agencies which regulate the trucking industry into a motor carrier administration to provide increased efficiency at a low cost; and

      whereas, Legislation was introduced in the 99th Congress to establish a motor carrier administration within the United States Department of Transportation and similar legislation is expected to be introduced in the 100th Congress; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature urges the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to support the establishment of a motor carrier administration; and be it further

      resolved, That the Congress of the United States is urged to enact legislation establishing a motor carrier administration within the United States Department of Transportation; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to 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 United States Department of Transportation 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 55, ACR 35

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Assemblymen Dini, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, DuBois, Evans, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nevin, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thomas, Thompson, Triggs, Myrna Williams, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 55

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Leo K. Johnson.

 

      whereas, Leo K. Johnson was born June 6, 1905, in Corinda, Iowa, and moved to Battle Mountain, Nevada, in 1928; and

 


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      whereas, While living in Battle Mountain Leo Johnson met Lavelle Morgan and they were married in Tonopah, Nevada, on June 13, 1930; and

      whereas, In 1932 Leo Johnson moved to Gold Hill where he and Lavelle lived for 47 years; and

      whereas, Leo Johnson was a real estate broker, deputy sheriff of Storey County for many years and a security officer for the State Capitol in Carson City; and

      whereas, Leo Johnson served as an Assemblyman representing Storey County during the 1943 session of the Nevada Legislature; and

      whereas, He was a member of the Virginia City Escurial Lodge 7, F. & A.M. and the Virginia City Chapter 7, Order of the Eastern Star; and

      whereas, Leo Johnson came to Nevada intent on becoming a miner and throughout his life he was able to fulfill this dream, first at Battle Mountain, and later at Gold Hill and nearby Silver City; and

      whereas, Leo K. Johnson will be remembered with highest regard by all Nevadans who were fortunate enough to have known and worked with him over the years; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of this body express their deepest sympathies and extend their sincere condolences to Leo Johnson’s lovely wife, Lavelle Johnson, who has been employed by the Assembly as a Bill Clerk since 1959 and as Bill Clerk Supervisor since 1971, and to his sister Electa Quellettes of Mountain View, Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Lavelle Johnson.

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FILE NUMBER 56, SJR 8

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8–Committee on Natural Resources

FILE NUMBER 56

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to support and cooperate with the efforts of the state to acquire gradually its fair share of federal land.

 

      whereas, 122 years have passed since Nevada become a state and the United States Government still retains more than 86 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 services, thereby creating many ghost towns in this state; and

      whereas, The vast federally owned areas create a major tax burden for the owners of private property in this state in order to meet their needs for services; and

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

 

 


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conservation of the natural resources of the state, including wildlife, and the preservation of areas for recreation which are best suited for management by the state and local governments; and

      whereas, 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 the local areas; and

      whereas, This state has established an innovative program to prepare statements of policy and plans relating to the future jurisdiction of the land, 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 urges the Congress of the United States to support and cooperate with the efforts of the state to acquire gradually its fair share of federal land so that Nevada has parity with its neighboring states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Chairman of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture 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 57, AJR 18

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 18–Committee on Government Affairs

FILE NUMBER 57

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting Congress to continue to appropriate money under the Santini-Burton Act for the purchase of environmentally sensitive land in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

 

      whereas, The unique character of the Lake Tahoe Basin is of national significance deserving of further protection and management; and

      whereas, The environmental quality of the Lake Tahoe Basin is seriously jeopardized by overdevelopment of sensitive areas; and

      whereas, There are significant environmental constraints to further development in the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

      whereas, The Santini-Burton Act, Public Law 96-586, provides money for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive land; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and the senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature requests the Congress of the United States to continue to appropriate money to finance the purchase of environmentally sensitive land under the authority of the Santini-Burton Act; and be it further

 

 


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environmentally sensitive land under the authority of the Santini-Burton Act; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly 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, to all members of the Nevada Congressional Delegation, and to the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture; and be it further

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

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FILE NUMBER 58, AJR 17

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 17–Committee on Government Affairs

FILE NUMBER 58

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the United States Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture to include in its determination of fair market value the potential for development of land in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

 

      whereas, Regulation by the state and the Federal Government may have affected the development of land within the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

      whereas, There is currently extensive litigation concerning property rights and values within the basin; and

      whereas, The United States Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture is authorized under the Santini-Burton Act, Public Law 96-586, to purchase environmentally sensitive land and to pay fair market value therefor; and

      whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is considering a program which would provide for additional development over a period of time within the Lake Tahoe Basin; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the United States Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture is requested to include within its regulations provisions concerning appraisals whereby the fair market value of property will include the potential for development of land under the proposed program for regulation under consideration by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; and be it further

      resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, to the Director of the United States Forest Service 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 59, AJR 29

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 29–Committee on Ways and Means

FILE NUMBER 59

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to enact legislation to transfer any unclaimed property of a resident of one of the several states back to the state of his last residence.

 

      whereas, Numerous agencies of the Federal Government hold large amounts of unclaimed property belonging to people who cannot be located; and

      whereas, This property rightfully belongs to the citizens of the individual states rather than the Federal Government; and

      whereas, State laws governing unclaimed property provide that if the owners of the property cannot be located, the unclaimed property is held and used by the states; and

      whereas, Presently there is no statutory mechanism to require the transfer of this unclaimed property from the federal agencies to the states; and

      whereas, The agencies of the Federal Government have resisted all efforts to make any such transfers; and

      whereas, The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators is working with the appropriate leaders in Congress to schedule public hearings on the need for federal laws to address the problems arising in connection with unclaimed property held by federal agencies; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That Congress is hereby urged to enact legislation to transfer unclaimed property held by federal agencies, but belonging to the residents of the several states, to each state respectively in which the owners of the property last resided so the states can hold and disburse these unclaimed properties in accordance with their laws for the benefit of their residents; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, 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 60, SCR 18

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Senators Jacobsen, Beyer, Coffin, Hickey, Horn, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Townsend and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 60

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late author, Grace Dangberg.

 

      whereas, With the death of Grace Dangberg, Nevada has lost a devoted historian of Nevada and a beloved friend; and

      whereas, The granddaughter of Carson Valley pioneer H. F. Dangberg, Grace Dangberg was born on February 26, 1896; and

      whereas, She graduated from Douglas County High School in 1913 and studied anthropology at Columbia University in New York City in 1919; and

      whereas, Grace Dangberg wrote many books including “Washoe Texts,” “Washoe Tales,” “Wovoka,” “Carson Valley” and “Conflict on the Carson”; and

      whereas, Grace Dangberg was named professor emeritus by the University of Nevada in 1978 and she gave almost $1,000,000 to the University of Nevada, Reno, for research in education; and

      whereas, She founded the Grace Dangberg Foundation in 1982, which was dedicated to the preservation of Nevada and world history; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature pay tribute to the memory of this distinguished native Nevadan, Grace Dangberg; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Grace Dangberg Foundation.

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FILE NUMBER 61, ACR 37

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Assemblymen Thomas, Dini, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, DuBois, Evans, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nevin, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thompson, Triggs, Myrna Williams, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 61

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending members of Kiwanis clubs and designating April 16, 1987, as Kiwanis Day in Nevada.

 

      whereas, Seventy-two years ago a club was organized and chose “Kiwanis” for its name which is a Chippewa Indian word meaning “We make ourselves known”; and

 


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      whereas, Members of the Kiwanis club work toward six principles which include the primacy of spiritual values, living by the Golden Rule, adhering to high personal standards, engendering strong citizenship, building better communities through service and assisting in the formation of sound public opinion; and

      whereas, Since 1917, the California, Nevada and Hawaii district, CAL-NEV-HA, has become the largest district in Kiwanis International; and

      whereas, Nevada is proud of its own state divisions 23, 28 and 45 for their long history of service to Nevada; and

      whereas, This body is honored to have governor Wayne Hoeft and governor-elect Bob Jolley of the California, Nevada and Hawaii district in attendance today, now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That April 16, 1987, is hereby declared Kiwanis Day in Nevada; and be it further

      RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to governor Wayne Hoeft and governor-elect Bob Jolley and to the lieutenant governors of the respective divisions of Nevada, Al Garcia of Division 23, Juan B. Sotomayor of Division 28 and Art O’Rear of Division 45.

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FILE NUMBER 62, SCR 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Senators O’Connell, Rawson, O’Donnell, Malone, Redelsperger, Gibson, Jones, Townsend, Wagner, Jacobsen, Raggio, Neal, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Vergiels, Rhoads, Shaffer, Coffin, Joerg and Beyer

FILE NUMBER 62

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Runnin’ Rebels of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and their coaches for an outstanding basketball season.

 

      whereas, The “UNLV Runnin’ Rebels” enjoyed an almost perfect season of basketball during the 1986-87 season with a win-loss record of 37-2; and

      whereas, This outstanding basketball team’s accomplishments have captured the admiration of the entire nation reflecting favorably on all Nevadans; and

      whereas, Ranked as the number one college team for most of the season, the Runnin’ Rebels’ individual performances embodied character, tenacity, resilience, toughness, confidence and pride, tempered with tolerance and compassion; and

      whereas, The members of this highly respected team have also provided inspiration to Nevada’s youth by becoming involved in a campaign to “say no to drugs”; and

 


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      whereas, The State of Nevada is proud to have such a fine group of young men representing it; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada Legislature congratulates the members of the Runnin’ Rebels including Freddie Banks, Jarvis Basnight, Stacey Cuijanovich, Armon Gilliam, Gary Graham, Eldridge Hudson, Gerald Paddio, Richard Robinson, Leon Symanski, Mark Wade, Lawrence West and David Willard for their outstanding performances; and be it further

      resolved, That this body commends Jerry Tarkanian for his dedication and hard work as the coach of the Runnin’ Rebels and his staff, Mark Warkentien, recruiting coach and assistant coaches Mel Bennett, Cleveland Edwards, Tim Grgurich, Ralph Readout, Sean Seiler and Keith Starr; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to each member of the team, its coaches and assistants.

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FILE NUMBER 63, SCR 21

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Senators Rhoads, Gibson, Horn, Jacobsen, Mello, Neal, Raggio, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 63

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Roy Young.

 

      whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature have learned with great sorrow of the death of their former colleague, Roy Young, of Elko, on March 30, 1986; and

      whereas, Roy Young was born in Elko on March 17, 1917, to S.S. and Margaret Young and was raised on the family ranch in Mound Valley; and

      whereas, He was a member of the Nevada State Assembly from 1957 to 1975 and during his service acted as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and Minority Leader; and

      whereas, He served on the Nevada Racing Commission, Bureau of Land Management District Advisory Board, Federal Wildhorse Advisory Board, Elko County Board of Equalization, Elko County Fair and Recreation Board and served as Chairman of the Central Committee of Nevada State Grazing Boards; and

      whereas, He was also a member of the Elko Elks Club 1472, the Elko Rotary Club and was past President of the Nevada State Cattleman’s Association; and

      whereas, He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and daughter, Sidnie Miller, both of Elko, son, Eric of Baltimore, brother, Ross of Jiggs, and five grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

 


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      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their condolences to the family of the late Roy Young; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Dorothy Young.

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FILE NUMBER 64, ACR 38

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Assemblymen Carpenter, Dini, Brookman, Getto, Myrna Williams, Porter, Nicholas, Kissam, Fay, Banner, Adler, Garner, Gaston, Freeman, Wendell Williams, Spinello, Wisdom, Kerns, Marvel, Nevin, Jeffrey, Bergevin, Schofield, DuBois, Swain, Arberry, McGaughey, Evans, Spriggs, Humke, Lambert, Triggs, Haller, Thompson, Callister, Price, Thomas, Tebbs, Sader, Craddock, Sedway and May

FILE NUMBER 64

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing former legislator Warren L. “Snowy” Monroe.

 

      whereas, The hearts of countless Nevadans were grieved and sorrow-stricken by the recent passing of Warren L. Monroe, a distinguished gentleman and a friend; and

      whereas, Former State Senator Warren L. Monroe was born in Rocklin, California, on April 17, 1906; and

      whereas, Senator Monroe attended Sparks High School and graduated from the University of Nevada in 1929; and

      whereas, After 8 years as the managing editor of the Humboldt Star in Winnemucca, on March 1, 1937, Mr. Monroe and his late wife Mary purchased half interest in the Elko Independent, and 6 months later they purchased the remaining half interest from R.C. Stitzer; and

      whereas, Although he sold the Elko Independent in 1974, Warren L. Monroe’s column, “Hot Copy” continued until his death and the column recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, with Governor Bryan declaring March 20, 1987, as “Warren L. Monroe Day”; and

      whereas, Warren L. Monroe, fondly known as “Snowy” by his friends and colleagues, served three consecutive terms in the Nevada Assembly, and in 1959 he was elected to the Senate serving continuously until his retirement in 1975; and

      whereas, During Senator Monroe’s esteemed career in public service, he served as chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, the Nevada Fish and Game Commission and the Nevada Highway Advisory Board, and he was past president of the Elko Rotary Club and Elko Chamber of Commerce; and

 


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      whereas, Warren Monroe was honored by the University of Nevada Board of Regents in March 1986, by being named “Distinguished Nevadan” and he also received the “Silver Makeup Rule,” a lifetime achievement award presented by the Nevada State Press Association; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada will treasure the memories of a man who dedicated his life to the best interests of the State of Nevada and whose colorful personality brightened the day for everyone he came in contact with; and be it further

      resolved, That this body offers its sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Senator Monroe’s two sons, Tim and Larry; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the sons of Warren L. “Snowy” Monroe, Tim of Casper, Wyoming, and Larry of Kodiak, Alaska.

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FILE NUMBER 65, ACR 41

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Assemblyman Price

FILE NUMBER 65

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing expenditure from the legislative fund for the payment of a speaker to appear before a standing committee of the Assembly during the 64th session of the legislature.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That expenditure of not more than $3,000 from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to compensate and reimburse Mr. Belden Daniels, counsel, Community Development, Inc., in connection with his appearance before the Assembly’s standing committee on Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism during the 64th session of the legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 66, SCR 23

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 66

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing lifelong resident and former Senator Kenneth F. Johnson.

 

      whereas, Kenneth Fred Johnson was born in Goldfield, Nevada, on July 11, 1911, to Floyd and Mabel Johnson; and

 


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      whereas, After attending schools in Goldfield, Kenneth Johnson graduated from the University of Nevada in 1934; and

      whereas, Kenneth Johnson married Kathryn H. Wardleigh in Wells, Nevada on August 7, 1933; and

      whereas, Kenneth Johnson was elected to the Nevada Senate in 1942 and served from 1943 to 1958; and

      whereas, Senator Johnson sponsored the first legislation to enact a tax on gaming and he worked toward the enactment of the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955; and

      whereas, Kenneth Johnson was a member of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, University of Nevada Alumni Association, Reno Elks Lodge, Carson Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Carson City Parent-Teachers Association, Carson City Lions Club, National Association of Sanitarians and the Hidden Valley Country Club; and

      whereas, Kenneth Johnson enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm for sports by refereeing high school basketball and football games throughout Nevada; and

      whereas, He was an excellent golfer and participated in numerous national tournaments; and

      whereas, Fond memories of a wonderful life shared together will forever be cherished by Kenneth Johnson’s wife, Kathryn, currently living in Reno, his daughters Hazel Kay Cunningham of Maui, Hawaii, and Sharon Virginia Pauly of West Palm Beach, Florida and his son, Kenneth, also of West Palm Beach, Florida; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby expresses its appreciation for Kenneth Johnson’s many years of public service and work with the youth of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Mr. Johnson’s wife, Kathryn, and to each of his children.

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FILE NUMBER 67, ACR 44

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Assemblymen Thompson, Jeffrey, Nevin, Porter, Kerns, Wisdom, Spinello, Myrna Williams, Freeman, Gaston, Carpenter, Banner, Getto, Schofield, Swain, Arberry, Evans, Spriggs, Garner, Humke, Wendell Williams, Nicholas, McGaughey, Thomas, DuBois, Bergevin, Adler, Kissam, Lambert, Craddock, Haller, Triggs, Sedway, May, Price, Fay, Tebbs, Brookman, Callister and Marvel

FILE NUMBER 67

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Richard F. “Chick” Perkins for his work with the Lost City Museum.

 

      whereas, Since 1933 Richard F. “Chick” Perkins has spent his time and energy helping to preserve the artifacts and cultural heritage of the Pueblo Grande Nevada Indians; and

 

 


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energy helping to preserve the artifacts and cultural heritage of the Pueblo Grande Nevada Indians; and

      whereas, Because of the untiring efforts of “Chick” Perkins and his father, Fay Perkins, the Lost City Museum located in Overton, Nevada, has gained international recognition for its unique and extensive historical exhibits; and

      whereas, Richard “Chick” Perkins has spent 47 years making his dream of preserving a part of Nevada’s heritage a reality; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby commend Richard F. “Chick” Perkins for his many years of devoted service, enthusiasm and hard work which has helped make the Lost City Museum one of Nevada’s most fascinating as well as educational attractions; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Mr. Richard “Chick” Perkins.

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FILE NUMBER 68, AR 9

Assembly Resolution No. 9–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 68

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

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Kimberly L. Fry is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 69, ACR 45

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Assemblymen Dini, Getto, Lambert, Bergevin, Freeman, Adler, Price, Evans, Nevin, Thompson, Kissam, Callister, Gaston, Garner, Kerns, Brookman, Fay, Wisdom, Banner, Nicholas, DuBois, Myrna Williams, Spriggs, Porter, McGaughey, Haller, Wendell Williams, Triggs, Jeffrey, May, Swain, Carpenter, Spinello, Marvel, Sedway, Tebbs, Arberry, Craddock, Sader, Schofield, Humke and Thomas

FILE NUMBER 69

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending volunteers in Nevada.

 

      whereas, Volunteering is an American tradition; and

      whereas, Large numbers of Nevadans are actively engaged in voluntary activities that benefit their fellow residents, their communities and their state; and

 

 


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activities that benefit their fellow residents, their communities and their state; and

      whereas, Many public and private agencies depend upon the efforts of volunteers for the accomplishment of their missions and actively seek to increase these efforts; and

      whereas, Governor Richard Bryan has proclaimed April 26 to May 2, 1987, as Volunteer Week in Nevada, joining with other states in the recognition of National Volunteer Week; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Nevada Legislature declares its appreciation for the dedicated efforts of volunteers throughout Nevada to enhance the quality of life for all; and be it further

      resolved, That this body hereby commends the Governor’s goal “to channel Nevada’s tradition of caring into constructive action”; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Governor Richard Bryan for general distribution to volunteer service organizations throughout Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 70, SCR 24

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 70

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending former Governor Charles H. Russell.

 

      whereas, Charles H. Russell was born to a ranching family in Lovelock, Nevada, on December 27, 1903; and

      whereas, He graduated from Elko County High School in 1922 and the University of Nevada in 1926; and

      whereas, In 1934, Charles H. Russell was elected to three consecutive terms in the Nevada Assembly and in 1940 he was elected to two consecutive terms in the Nevada Senate; and

      whereas, Charles H. Russell became Nevada’s representative in the House of Representatives in 1947, then worked for the Federal Government administering the Marshall Plan in Europe; and

      whereas, When Charles H. Russell returned to Nevada in 1950, he was elected to his first term of Governor and was reelected to a second term in 1954; and

      whereas, In 1959, Charles Russell again worked for the Federal Government as administrator the foreign aid program in Paraguay; and

 


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      whereas, Charles Russell returned to Nevada in 1962 and served as an assistant to the President of the University of Nevada until retiring in 1968; and

      whereas, The unselfish contributions and personal sacrifices made by former Governor Charles H. Russell epitomize all that is honorable and decent and serve as an inspiration to legislators today; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby salute a distinguished native Nevadan who has contributed immeasurably to the progress of our state; and be it further

      resolved, That Charles H. Russell is commended for his many years of distinguished service to the people of this state and the citizens of the United States; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Nevada’s former Governor, Charles H. Russell.

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FILE NUMBER 71, SJR 17 of the 63rd Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 17 of the 63rd Session–Senators Raggio, Ryan, Townsend, Vergiels, Wagner, Robinson, Jacobsen, O’Connell, Rawson, Neal, Gibson, Shaffer and Mello

FILE NUMBER 71

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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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.

      [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 suceeding 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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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. In a judicial district with more than one district judge, each judges 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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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 72, SJR 6

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6–Committee on Natural Resources

FILE NUMBER 72

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to investigate the designation and control of military airspace and enact legislation to enhance public participation in the process of establishing classifications of airspace and restrictions on its use.

 

      whereas, The members of the Legislative Committee on Public Lands and the residents of Nevada support and respect the military; and

      whereas, These groups understand the need for realistic training for pilots in the military to provide for a strong defense; and

      whereas, The Department of Defense now controls nearly 40 percent of all airspace in Nevada, yet many incidents of low-flying military aircraft occur in areas not designated for military use; and

      whereas, The residents of Nevada question the designation of additional airspace for military use when the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration fail to enforce the limits on the area and the altitude of existing designations of airspace; and

 


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      whereas, The lack of adequate procedures to provide for public comment on proposals concerning airspace results in extreme frustration and feelings of powerlessness over the inability to express opinions before decisions are made; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature urges Congress to investigate the designation and control of military airspace by the Federal Aviation Administration; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislature encourages Congress to enact legislation to enhance public participation in the process of establishing classifications of airspace and restrictions on its use; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to 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

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

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FILE NUMBER 73, ACR 52

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Assemblymen Jeffrey, Price, Thompson, May, Sedway, Sader, Adler, Kissam, Lambert, Craddock, Haller, Triggs, Humke, Wendell Williams, Nicholas, McGaughey, Thomas, DuBois, Bergevin, Schofield, Swain, Arberry, Evans, Spriggs and Garner

FILE NUMBER 73

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing appreciation to the Union Pacific Railroad for its gift to Nevada of track near Boulder City.

 

      whereas, The Union Pacific Railroad built the historic Boulder City Branch of the railroad from Las Vegas in 1930; and

      whereas, The Boulder City Branch provided all the freight service for the construction of Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River; and

      whereas, Hoover Dam could not have been constructed without the availability of the Boulder City Branch; and

      whereas, The Union Pacific Railroad donated to Nevada the 12 miles of track from Henderson to Boulder City as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the construction of Hoover Dam on September 30, 1985; and

      whereas, The gift of the track represents a substantial economic benefit to the state in connection with motion pictures, tourism and other historical and commercial uses; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Nevada Legislature, on behalf of the people of Nevada, hereby thanks the Union Pacific Railroad for its generous donation and extends its best wishes to the Union Pacific Railroad; and be it further

 

 


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Nevada, hereby thanks the Union Pacific Railroad for its generous donation and extends its best wishes to the Union Pacific Railroad; and be it further

      resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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FILE NUMBER 74, ACR 53

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 53–Assemblymen Schofield, Dini, Jeffrey, Nevin, Bergevin, Sader, DuBois, Marvel, Spinello, Banner, Wisdom, Brookman, Tebbs, May, Lambert, Humke, McGaughey, Kissam, Garner, Myrna Williams, Getto, Kerns, Thompson, Swain, Arberry, Craddock, Price, Callister, Gaston, Porter, Adler, Nicholas, Fay, Carpenter, Wendell Williams, Haller, Freeman, Triggs, Spriggs, Thomas, Sedway and Evans

FILE NUMBER 74

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Honoring the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo.

      whereas, Cinco de Mayo is one of the great days of Mexican history, commemorating the successful Mexican resistance of an invasion by the French in 1862; and

      whereas, The fifth of May is celebrated both by Mexicans at home and citizens of Mexican origin who live in foreign countries; and

      whereas, Residents of the Southwest and Nevada particularly enjoy the day through singing and dancing and many other festive activities; and

      whereas, It is appropriate to honor the magnificent traditions and contributions of all Nevadans of Latin American heritage; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commemorate Cinco de Mayo on May 5, 1987; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislature honors the celebration of Cinco de Mayo and pays tribute on that day to the culture and heritage of Nevadans of Mexican origin.

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FILE NUMBER 75, ACR 50

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 50–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NUMBER 75

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Nevada Foundation of Women’s Clubs and supporting the establishment of a Bill of Rights for children.

 

      whereas, The Nevada Federation of Women’s Clubs, working with public and private agencies and volunteer groups throughout Nevada, has dedicated itself to the protection of children and the preservation of their rights; and

 

 


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public and private agencies and volunteer groups throughout Nevada, has dedicated itself to the protection of children and the preservation of their rights; and

      whereas, The Nevada Federation of Women’s Clubs has established “A Child’s Bill of Rights,” which is as follows:

 

       A child has a right to be loved and is someone special and different from anyone else; and

       A child has a right to a permanent and stable home which will preserve a sense of identity and belonging; and

       A child has the right for all his needs to be met, physically, nutritionally, mentally, morally and spiritually; and

       A child has a right to quality education which will allow his meeting his individual needs to achieve his full potential as an adult; and

       A child has a right to be protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation; and

       A child has a right to diagnosis and treatment of physical, social and emotional conditions; and

       A child has the right to guidance and fair treatment from all in authority which will preserve his sense of personal dignity and integrity; and

       A child has the right and is entitled to receive these services from the proper authorities as mandated by law; now, therefore, be it

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature commend the Nevada Federation of Women’s Clubs and support the establishment of “A Child’s Bill of Rights”; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Department of Human Resources for circulation to all agencies serving children’s needs throughout the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 76, ACR 54

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 54–Assemblymen Getto, Dini, Bergevin, Garner, Spriggs, Evans, Arberry, Schofield, Swain, Banner, Carpenter, Gaston, Myrna Williams, Marvel, Spinello, Brookman, Callister, Wisdom, Tebbs, Porter, Fay, Price, Nevin, May, Jeffrey, Sader, DuBois, Adler, Thomas, Kissam, Thompson, McGaughey, Lambert, Nicholas, Haller, Craddock, Wendell Williams, Triggs, Humke, Sedway, Freeman and Kerns

FILE NUMBER 76

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Anna E. Dressler.

 

      whereas, This legislature has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death on March 28, 1987, of Anna E. Dressler, lifelong resident of Gardnerville; and

      whereas, Mrs. Dressler was born January 14, 1898, to Friedrich and Anna Neddenriep in Alpine County, California; and

      whereas, Anna Dressler was a graduate of Douglas County High School and on November 26, 1920, she married Fred H. Dressler; and

      whereas, Anna and her husband Fred spent many years working together developing purebred cattle on their ranch in Gardnerville; and

      whereas, Mrs. Dressler formed the Douglas County Red Cross Canteen during World War II; and

      whereas, She remained active in the community as a member and fifth president of the American National CowBelles, first president of the Minden’s Mother’s Club and a member of the Lutheran Ladies’ Aid, the Republican Women’s Club and past president of the Gardnerville Women’s Literary Club; and

      whereas, Anna Dressler worked hard in the establishment of the Carson Valley Historical Society and the Carson Valley Literary Club; and

      whereas, Anna is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Fred, her son Fredrick W. Dressler and daughter Luetta D. Bergevin, and a brother Fritz Neddenriep, all of Gardnerville, a sister, Dorathea Berrum of Minden, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of a gracious and affectionate lady, Anna E. Dressler; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Anna Dressler’s husband, Fred.

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FILE NUMBER 77, SCR 27

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Senators Hickey, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 77

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring August 13, 1987, as Senior Citizens’ Day in Nevada.

 

      whereas, It is with special affection that the Legislature of the State of Nevada recognizes its older residents; and

      whereas, It is especially appropriate that we analyze the needs of elderly Nevadans because for many, daily living on fixed incomes has become particularly burdensome; and

      whereas, The elderly have contributed to this state, to our towns and cities, and to our families for years, yet they are very often the most neglected and ignored group of persons living today; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada Legislature is proud to declare August 13, 1987, as Senior Citizens’ Day in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislature urges friends or relatives of elderly persons to do something special for these aging persons to show them appreciation and love while the opportunity exists; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to every Legislature in the United States; and be it further

      resolved, That Legislatures across America are urged to join this body in recognition of senior citizens.

 

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FILE NUMBER 78, SCR 30

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Senators Shaffer, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Townsend, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 78

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Honoring disabled veterans.

 

      whereas, This nation’s young men have defended their country with courage and devotion throughout our history; and

      whereas, There are presently 21,926,000 war veterans living in the United States of which 2,875,554 are disabled; and

      whereas, As a war becomes a part of our history, disabled veterans are often forgotten and overlooked especially relating to job opportunities; and

 

 


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often forgotten and overlooked especially relating to job opportunities; and

      whereas, Although programs are available to disabled veterans for vocational rehabilitation, this often presents a challenge which takes much more courage than fighting wars; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby recognize and honor all veterans, and especially those who are disabled, for their patriotic devotion and courage in defending their country; and be it further

      resolved, That the residents of Nevada are hereby encouraged to remember and be thankful for these brave men who fought for our country because they deserve our respect and have earned our gratitude.

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FILE NUMBER 79, SCR 5

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Senators Rawson, Jacobsen, Malone, O’Connell, Redelsperger and Townsend

FILE NUMBER 79

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Supporting the recommendations of the United Community Task Force concerning the abuse of substances by adolescents.

 

      whereas, The abuse of alcohol and drugs by adolescents in this state threatens their lives and health and has contributed to the increase in the cost of medical care; and

      whereas, The United Community Task Force on Confronting Youth Chemical Dependency in Clark County has issued a series of recommendations addressing this problem; and

      whereas, Those recommendations offer an excellent basis for a statewide approach to the serious and complex issues related to adolescents and drugs; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada Legislature supports the recommendations of the United Community Task Force on Confronting Youth Chemical Dependency, which include:

      1.  Promoting a “Senior Sober Week” to remind graduating high school pupils of the dangers of drinking or using drugs while driving;

      2.  Establishing chapters of Students Against Driving While Drunk;

      3.  Making the community aware of the problem of abuse of alcohol and drugs by young people;

      4.  Providing productive and entertaining activities for adolescents as alternatives to the use of addictive substances;

      5.  Using presentations by drug-free adults such as athletes and entertainers as positive models for adolescents;

      6.  Providing educators with the necessary resources to educate pupils about the abuse of drugs and alcohol;

 


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      7.  Establishing a 24-hour telephone hotline for adolescents who abuse alcohol or drugs;

      8.  Providing treatment for such adolescents; and

      9.  Establishing affordable residential group homes for such adolescents that will provide individual and family counseling;

and be it further

      resolved, That the Nevada Legislature urges the school districts, teachers and juvenile courts of this state, and appropriate city, county and state agencies to put those recommendations into effect; and be it further

      resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit a copy of this resolution to each school district and juvenile court in this state and any other person requesting a copy of this resolution.

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FILE NUMBER 80, SCR 31

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Senators Beyer, Rhoads, Coffin, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 80

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Lt. Cmdr. Richard Perry.

 

      whereas, Last November 26 our country received the remains of a highly decorated Nevada native, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Perry, who at 34 was shot down in action in Vietnam on August 31, 1967; and

      whereas, Richard Perry graduated in 1950 from Carlin High School where he had been student body president and was active in athletics; and

      whereas, During his youth Richard Perry was a member of the Boy Scouts and later, while a sophomore in high school, he became an Eagle Scout; and

      whereas, Richard Perry demonstrated his love for flying at an early age when he became one of the first northeast Nevada residents to join the Civil Air Patrol; and

      whereas, In February 1956, Richard Perry joined the Navy and became a career Navy pilot; and

      whereas, During his distinguished military career Lt. Cmdr. Richard Perry received the Distinguished Flying Cross, eight Air Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Unit Citation, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnamese Service Medal; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada memorializes Lt. Cmdr. Richard Perry, a man who represented and defended his state and country with honor and distinction; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That the members of this body express their sincere condolences to the members of Lt. Cmdr. Richard Perry’s family for the suffering they have experienced over the past 19 years; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Lt. Cmdr. Richard Perry’s mother Eva Perry of Carlin, Nevada, and to his son Stephen Clark Perry of Colma, California.

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FILE NUMBER 81, AR 10

Assembly Resolution No. 10–Assemblymen Dini and Jeffrey

FILE NUMBER 81

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending Assembly Standing Rule 40 to enlarge the membership of certain standing committees.

 

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

 

40

 

Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Assembly are as follows:

      1.  Ways and Means, thirteen members.

      2.  Judiciary, thirteen members.

      3.  Taxation, eleven members.

      4.  Elections, nine members.

      5.  Education, thirteen members.

      6.  Legislative Functions, [nine] ten members.

      7.  Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining, eleven members.

      8.  Labor and Management, nine members.

      9.  Transportation, nine members.

      10.  Commerce, [thirteen] fourteen members.

      11.  Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism, eleven members.

      12.  Health and Welfare, thirteen members.

      13.  Government Affairs, thirteen members.

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FILE NUMBER 82, ACR 29

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Committee on Government Affairs

FILE NUMBER 82

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Approving the execution of a lease of certain state land to the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

 

      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 Carson City Chamber of Commerce concerning such a lease; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Legislature approves the leasing of an area of land adjacent to the Nevada Railroad Museum large enough to accommodate a building of approximately 3,000 square feet and 20 parking spaces of approximately 5,000 square feet to the Carson City Chamber of Commerce for a term of 20 years, upon conditions set forth in the proposed lease, a copy of which is attached hereto; and be it further

      resolved, That the copy described not be published in the Statutes of Nevada 1987, but 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 83, SCR 32

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 83

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late former Senator James Slattery.

 

      whereas, The members of the legislature are very sorry to have lost a former colleague with the death of James M. “Slats” Slattery on May 24, 1986; and

      whereas, James Slattery was born in North Dakota on November 14, 1907, and moved to Reno in 1935; and

      whereas, He served in the State Senate from 1955 to 1971 under the administrations of governors Charles Russell, Grant Sawyer and Paul Laxalt; and

      whereas, He played an important role in the creation of legislation establishing the University of Nevada School of Medical Sciences and a memorial scholarship has been established in his name at the school; and

 


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      whereas, He was one of the most outspoken members to ever serve in the state Senate and dedicated his time and efforts to the service of his constituents; and

      whereas, He was one of the most colorful political figures in the history of this state; and

      whereas, He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Keith Slattery, four daughters and one son; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their condolences to the family of the late James Slattery; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Kathryn Keith Slattery.

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FILE NUMBER 84, SCR 33

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 84

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late former Assemblyman Chuck Bourne.

 

      whereas, The members of the legislature were deeply saddened to hear of the death of former Assemblyman Charles G. “Chuck” Bourne; and

      whereas, A native of Renton, Washington, Chuck was born on July 28, 1945, and had been a resident of Nevada for the past 15 years; and

      whereas, He served the State of Nevada in the Assembly from 1982 to 1984; and

      whereas, He also served his community as Vice President of the Stead Parent-Teacher Association and Chairman of both the Silver Lake Parks Committee and the Sertoma Club; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature extend their heartfelt sympathy to Chuck’s widow, Candace, and his children Gabriel, Nathan, Katrina and Tara; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Candace Bourne.

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FILE NUMBER 85, AR 11

Assembly Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Callister, McGaughey

FILE NUMBER 85

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Requiring the citation of Atlantic Richfield Company and Paul Richmond to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt.

 

      whereas, The Atlantic Richfield Company was served with a lawful subpoena duces tecum issued by the Speaker of the Assembly of the State of Nevada; and

      whereas, The subpoena required the production of certain evidence which was compiled and produced recently in the case of Southern Nevada Shell Dealers Association, et al. v. Shell Oil Company, et al.; and

      whereas, The evidence so requested is pertinent to the action of the Committee on Commerce of the Assembly regarding Assembly Bill No. 420; and

      whereas, Mr. Paul Richmond, attorney for the Atlantic Richfield Company, appeared and refused to produce the evidence requested; and

      whereas, NRS 218.5327 provides that such a refusal is a contempt; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That the Atlantic Richfield Company and Mr. Paul Richmond be cited to appear before this house to show cause, if any they have, why they should not be punished for their contempt.

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FILE NUMBER 86, ACR 21

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Assemblymen DuBois, Thomas, Triggs, Humke, Haller, Lambert, Craddock, Kissam, Bergevin, Sedway, Nevin, Porter, Kerns, May, Fay, Wisdom, Myrna Williams, Spinello, Marvel, Price, Gaston, Freeman, Carpenter, Banner, Garner, Getto, Arberry, Wendell Williams, Evans, Spriggs, Nicholas, Thompson, Swain, Sader, Adler, Callister, Brookman, Tebbs and Schofield

FILE NUMBER 86

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating September 17, 1987, as Constitution Day.

 

      whereas, On September 17, 1987, our nation will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America, one of the truly monumental events in the political history of the world; and

      whereas, The signing of our Constitution represented the climax of a historic struggle by its framers for a philosophical consensus among the representatives of 13 very diverse states within our newly formed nation; and

 


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      whereas, The Constitution has endured to this day as one of the most significant documents ever written by mankind and has served throughout 2 centuries as a model charter for freedom-loving persons throughout the world; and

      whereas, In drafting the Constitution the delegates captured in words the hopes, dreams and the deep longing that all men have had, since the human race first appeared on the planet, for responsible government and the guarantee of liberty, thus assuring the immortality of this great document; and

      whereas, It is altogether fitting and proper for all of our citizens to celebrate the bicentennial of the signing of the Constitution which embodies the ideals of liberty under law; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That this legislature proclaims September 17, 1987, as Constitution Day to remind us of the precious heritage contained in that historic document and asks all of the residents of the State of Nevada to celebrate and observe the bicentennial of its signing in a suitable manner.

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FILE NUMBER 87, AR 12

Assembly Resolution No. 12–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 87

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

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Jane Dunne is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 88, AR 13

Assembly Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Callister, McGaughey and Fay

FILE NUMBER 88

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Suspending Assembly Standing Rule 11 for certain meetings of the Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce.

 

      whereas, Assembly Standing Rule 11 provides that all meetings of the Assembly and its standing committees must be open to the public; and

      whereas, The Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce is currently considering Assembly Bill No. 420 which revises the statutory provisions governing the relationships between grantors and holders of franchises to operate service stations; and

 


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      whereas, The Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce believes that certain documents in the possession of the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) are pertinent to the committee’s consideration of the bill; and

      whereas, The documents relate to the management and operation of a major segment of the business of ARCO and include proprietary information concerning ARCO’s marketing, pricing, planning, financial analysis and strategy; and

      whereas, ARCO maintains that the documents and information contained therein are extremely sensitive and confidential and that any disclosure to the public or persons in competition with ARCO may seriously damage the ability of ARCO and its dealers to compete in the market; and

      whereas, ARCO maintains that by producing the documents pursuant to the subpoena, ARCO does not waive or intend to waive the confidentiality order entered by the United States District Court in the case captioned Southern Nevada Shell Dealers Association, et al. v. Shell Oil Company, et al.; and

      whereas, ARCO desires to prove the committee and the legislature with accurate information to assist in its deliberations on Assembly Bill No. 420, but must take the steps set forth herein to ensure the confidentiality of the information; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Assembly Standing Rule 11 be suspended as it regards meetings of the Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce and any subcommittees thereof to review the documents and information produced by ARCO in response to the subpoena issued by the Speaker of the Assembly on May 8, 1987; and be it further

      resolved, That production of the documents and review by the Assembly and its Standing Committee on Commerce must be as follows:

      1.  All of the documents produced by ARCO pursuant to the subpoena must be first read and reviewed by the three-member subcommittee of the Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce. During the review by the subcommittee any of its members may designate, by number only, any document or documents to be read and reviewed by the Standing Committee on Commerce. The review by the subcommittee must be done during a duly convened meeting of the subcommittee which must be closed to the public and must have in attendance only the members of the subcommittee, the Assembly Bill Drafting Adviser and representatives of ARCO.

      2.  All documents designated to be reviewed by the Standing Committee on Commerce must be delivered by ARCO to the Standing Committee on Commerce. The review by the Standing Committee on Commerce must also be done during a duly convened meeting, which must be closed to the public and have in attendance only members of the Standing Committee on Commerce, members of the Assembly, the Assembly Bill Drafting Adviser and representatives of ARCO;

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      resolved, That ARCO will have present at each meeting an employee familiar with the documents to answer questions; and be it further

      resolved, That any member of the Assembly and the Assembly Bill Drafting Adviser by his or her attendance at any of the meetings thereby agrees that:

      1.  No copies of the documents will be made;

      2.  No notes or records, whether oral or written, will be taken in any manner of the information contained in the documents produced;

      3.  The documents will not be left overnight or unattended and will not be taken from the meeting room, except at the conclusion of each meeting by the representatives of ARCO;

      4.  All examination of the documents must take place in the presence of a representative of ARCO;

      5.  At the conclusion of each meeting, the representatives of ARCO will be allowed to remove the documents and take them wherever ARCO desires;

      6.  No information originally obtained at the meeting which was contained in the documents or presented by an employee of ARCO may be disclosed in any form to anyone whomsoever, including but not limited to, any party interested in the litigation captioned Southern Nevada Shell Dealers Association, et al. v. Shell Oil Company, et al., or to any member of the news media, nor will anyone otherwise comment on the documents themselves or the information contained therein, except that those persons who review the documents or information contained therein do so with the understanding that they are prohibited from any explicit reference to any particular document or information, except in the most general and conclusory terms; and

      7.  The confidentiality restrictions of this resolution do not apply to documents and information obtained independently of ARCO and not obtained in violation of the confidentiality order entered in the above-captioned litigation;

and be it further

      resolved, That any member of the Assembly and the Assembly Bill Drafting Adviser by his or her attendance at those meetings represent that he or she currently have no interest whatsoever, direct or indirect, in the selling of gasoline and/or other petroleum products or merchandise and/or food products generally sold in convenience stores, grocery stores, super markets or service stations competing with ARCO; and be it further

      resolved, That the production of the documents in the agreed upon manner satisfies the subpoena issued by the Speaker of the Assembly and the citation of contempt issued by the Speaker of the Assembly on May 15, 1987, is thereupon withdrawn.

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FILE NUMBER 89, SCR 17

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Senators Wagner, Townsend, Beyer, Coffin, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer and Vergiels

FILE NUMBER 89

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging all cities and counties to establish or expand the 911 emergency telephone system.

 

      whereas, The concept of a national emergency number was first recommended in 1967 by the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice; and

      whereas, In areas of the country where the 911 emergency system is in operation, it has been proven that immediate access to emergency services increase the chances for survival of persons involved in accidents; and

      whereas, This service is not universally available to the residents of this state; and

      whereas, Because Nevada has several remote areas which are removed from readily available emergency services, the 911 emergency telephone system would provide those areas with an efficient system of access to emergency services; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada Legislature urges all city and county governments within this state to establish or expand the 911 emergency telephone service to make it available to all residents of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 90, SCR 35

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Senators Townsend, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 90

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending and supporting the Nevada Jaycees.

 

      whereas, The United States Jaycees, formerly known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, was founded in 1920; and

      whereas, The Nevada Junior Chamber of Commerce, as well as the local Junior Chamber of Commerce chapters in Elko, Las Vegas and Reno, were founded at the same time; and

      whereas, This organization has for the past 50 years been an important and viable organization committed to the betterment of its members and the communities wherein they reside; and

 


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      whereas, The Elko, Las Vegas and Reno Jaycees, as well as other Nevada Jaycee chapters, have contributed greatly to the betterment of the State of Nevada, the United States and to the Jaycee movement worldwide; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That this Legislature supports these Jaycee chapters and their communities for their constant and continual dedication and commitment to the betterment of mankind; and be it further

      resolved, That Jaycees of the State of Nevada are encouraged by the members of this Legislature to continue their efforts as prescribed by the Jaycee Creed during the next 50 years; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to each Jaycee chapter located in the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 91, SCR 36

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Senators Wagner, Townsend, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Neal, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer and Vergiels

FILE NUMBER 91

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

 

      whereas, May 22, 1987, marks the 50th anniversary of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and

      whereas, This is the oldest and largest judicial organization in the United States; and

      whereas, This national professional association of judges with jurisdiction over juvenile or family court, or both, has had its administrative headquarters and its College of Juvenile and Family Law on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1969; and

      whereas, The educational, technical assistance and court improvement projects of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Courts created and developed in Nevada, have reached into all states and many foreign nations and to many thousands of judges and other court personnel; and

      whereas, This organization has attracted prestige, recognition and honor to the university and to the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges be congratulated for 50 years of contributions to the State of Nevada and to the nation; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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FILE NUMBER 92, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

FILE NUMBER 92

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects to study the regulation of the transportation of high-level nuclear waste and develop a plan addressing the issues related thereto.

 

      whereas, If a repository for nuclear waste is located at Yucca Mountain or elsewhere in the West, the highways and railroads of Nevada will be significantly involved with the transportation of high-level nuclear waste; and

      whereas, The State of Nevada must be prepared to regulate adequately the various means of transportation of nuclear waste to assure maximum safety for its residents and to minimize disruption of existing systems of inspection; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects is directed to review thoroughly all state and federal laws and regulations governing the shipment of radioactive materials, scrutinize the Department of Energy’s plans relating to such transportation and develop, in cooperation with the affected local governments and the committee on high-level radioactive waste, a comprehensive plan addressing the issues relating to the transportation of nuclear waste if a repository for nuclear waste is located in this state; and be it further

      resolved, That the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects report its plan and its recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the committee on high-level radioactive waste; and be it further

      resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit copies of this resolution to the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects; and be it further

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

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FILE NUMBER 93, SCR 38

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Senators Wagner, Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 93

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Endorsing and expressing appreciation to agencies and volunteers who help adults learn to read.

 

      whereas, According to the United States Department of Education, more than 23,000,000 adults in America cannot read or write; and

      whereas, These adults are functionally illiterate with basic skills at or below the 4th grade level; and

      whereas, In Nevada, it is estimated that more than 96,229 adults are functionally illiterate; and

      whereas, These adults cannot read a newspaper, magazine, menu, bus schedule, road sign, map, comprehend instructions on a bottle of medicine or warning label, fill out a job application or vote; and

      whereas, Additionally, more than 170,200 adults in Nevada are semiliterate with marginal skills in reading, writing and math; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada endorses and supports all activities of governmental and volunteer agencies to identify and assist adults who cannot read in an effort to improve their opportunities to gain better employment and to enjoy the benefits of reading for information and pleasure; and be it further

      resolved, That appreciation is expressed to those who have participated in the program known as “PLUS” or Project Literacy US, supported by the Reading Center of Northern Nevada, the Northern Nevada Literacy Council, the University of Nevada, the Washoe County School District, the United Way of Northern Nevada, the Washoe County Library, the Friends of the Library, the ABC and PBS television networks and their local affiliates, KOLO-TV and KNPB in northern Nevada and KTNV-TV and KXTV in southern Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 94, SCR 39

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 39–Senators Vergiels, Hickey, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer, Townsend and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 94

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Angelo Codella.

 

      whereas, Angelo Codella was born on May 16, 1920, in Montclair, New Jersey; and

      whereas, Angelo Codella was a veteran of World War II and had been a police officer in Montclair, New Jersey, before moving to Nevada; and

      whereas, For the past 27 years he had been a resident of North Las Vegas; and

      whereas, Angelo Codella was a former Chairman of the Clark County Library District Board, and during that time he advocated the development of branch libraries and encouraged the purchase of the library’s computerized classification system; and

      whereas, He was active in the community and served as Chairman of the Sunrise Manor Advisory Board, Treasurer of the North Las Vegas Democratic Club, President of the Rancho High School Boosters Club, Treasurer of the Fraternity of the Desert Big Horn Sheep, Secretary of the North Las Vegas Elks, and he was also a member of the North Las Vegas Rotary Club, the St. Christopher Catholic Church Parish Council, the Clark County Democratic Central Committee and the State of Nevada Employees Association; and

      whereas, Angelo is survived by his loving wife, Elenora, sons Peter of Schenectady, New York, and Thomas of Salt Lake City, Utah, and a daughter Bettyann Maguire of Las Vegas, two brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That members of this Legislature extend their sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Angelo Codella; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Angelo Codella’s wife, Elenora.

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FILE NUMBER 95, ACR 62

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 62–Assemblymen Kerns, Schofield, Brookman, Wisdom, Porter, Spinello, Tebbs, Fay, Myrna Williams, Marvel, Callister, Banner, Getto, Jeffrey, Price, May, Sedway, Nevin, Freeman, Gaston, Craddock, Swain, McGaughey, Garner, Bergevin, Nicholas, Lambert, Haller, Wendell Williams, DuBois, Arberry, Thompson, Kissam, Humke, Adler, Triggs, Spriggs, Sader, Carpenter, Evans, Thomas and Dini

FILE NUMBER 95

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing a distinguished Nevadan, the late Wallie Warren.

 

      whereas, Nevada has lost a true friend and a devoted public servant with the passing of Wallie Warren; and

      whereas, Wallace D. “Wallie” Warren was born September 18, 1908, in Glenwood, Iowa; and

      whereas, Wallie Warren attended Glenwood schools, the University of Nebraska and studied journalism at Creighton University in Omaha; and

      whereas, Mr. Warren’s career began as a reporter for the Omaha Bee News before becoming a broadcaster for the Central State Broadcasting System; and

      whereas, In 1937 Wallie Warren moved to Sacramento to become a broadcaster for McClatchy Broadcasting Station KFBK before moving to Reno 2 months later to become Manager of KOH radio; and

      whereas, He stayed at KOH until 1941 when he quit to become Deputy Administrator of the State Defense Savings Program; and

      whereas, In 1943 Wallie Warren served as a combat correspondent-photographer assigned to General Headquarters-Armed Forces Pacific Air Command; and

      whereas, During this time he reported General MacArthur’s activities throughout the Pacific and was a featured correspondent on the NBC Army Hour; and

      whereas, He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service to his country; and

      whereas, Wallie Warren began his own public relations firm in Reno, specializing in legislation and politics in 1946; and

      whereas, During the past 4 decades, Wallie Warren was a charter member and President of the Reno Exchange Club, a member of the Reno Junior Chamber of Commerce, Washoe Lodge 35, F & AM, American Legion, Nevada Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Executive Board, Nevada State Press Association, Public Relations Society of America, Nevada Taxpayer’s Association, Nevada State Chamber of Commerce and the Western Industrial Nevada; and

      whereas, He was Director of the Reno Rodeo Association, Director and President of the Washoe County Fair (Nevada State Fair), Director and President of the Prospectors Club, President of the Rotary Club of Reno, and founding member, Director and President of the Reno Press Club; and

 


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      whereas, Wallie Warren was also active in politics as Chairman of the Washoe County Young Republicans and Regional Director of National Young Republicans; and

      whereas, He worked on Alf Landon’s presidential campaign and was campaign director for former Nevada Governor Charles Russell and former United States Senator George Malone; and

      whereas, His judgment was sought on many matters by virtually all Nevada Governors; and

      whereas, Wallie Warren received the award for Distinguished Service to State Government in 1973 from the National Governor’s Association and was voted among the ten most influential Nevadans in 1975; and

      whereas, In 1970 Wallie Warren received the Silver Medal Award from the Reno Advertising Club, in 1979 he received the Raymond I. “Pappy” Smith Award as civic leader of the year, he received the Distinguished Nevadan award from the University of Nevada Regents and he was a Northern Nevadan Business Leader’s Hall of Fame Laureate; and

      whereas, Wallie Warren became a friend to many Legislators during his distinguished career of 41 years as a lobbyist with the Nevada Legislature; and

      whereas, Wallie Warren was revered by many as one of the “wise men” of Nevada’s public life, and served as mentor and adviser to hundreds of Nevadans who sought to make a contribution to their state; and

      whereas, Wallie’s view of the political process was the long view, seasoned over many decades and directed to the broad objective of advancing the common good; and

      whereas, Without the vision and wisdom behind Wallie’s quiet encouragement and very real assistance, many might have lacked the stimulus needed for full realization of their goals; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their deepest sympathy and sense of loss on the death of a distinguished Nevadan to Wallie Warren’s wife of 49 years, Ethel, sons Stan and Leonard and daughter Christy Zinn along with eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Reno; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Wallie Warren’s wife Ethel, sons Stan and Leonard and daughter Christy Zinn.

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FILE NUMBER 96, SCR 42

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 42–Senators Jacobsen, Raggio, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 96

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Gene L. Scarselli.

 

      whereas, Gene L. Scarselli was born on March 6, 1918, in Wells, Nevada, to Frank and Angeolina Scarselli; and

      whereas, After graduating from high school in 1936, Mr. Scarselli enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a staff sergeant in engineering and intelligence under General Douglas McArthur; and

      whereas, While serving his country, Mr. Scarselli was captured in Bataan, Philippine Islands in April of 1942, escaped and was recaptured on May 9, 1942, in Corregidor, and was then sent to Mukden, Manchuria, where he was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years; and

      whereas, Mr. Scarselli received many decorations for his service to his country including two Oak Leaf Clusters, four Bronze Stars, a Meritorious Conduct Medal and a Certificate of Honorable Discharge in 1946; and

      whereas, Mr. Scarselli graduated from the University of Nevada in 1947 with teaching credentials and after 3 years of teaching in Nevada, spent the next 19 years as the Douglas County Superintendent of Schools; and

      whereas, Recently the Douglas County school trustees unanimously decided to name a new school in Gardnerville, the Gene Scarselli Elementary School; and

      whereas, Mr. Scarselli devoted his life to the improvement of education in Douglas County and he was one of Nevada’s great educators; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their sincere sympathy and extend condolences to Eva, Mr. Scarselli’s wife of 40 years, his son Roland, daughter Anna Marie Lawrence and other family members; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Mr. Scarselli’s widow, Eva.

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FILE NUMBER 97, AJR 5

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Assemblymen Schofield and Dini

FILE NUMBER 97

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to require an agreement for the notification of the State of Nevada of the intended entry of hazardous materials into this state.

 

      whereas, The transportation of hazardous materials creates situations which greatly increase the danger that any related accident may cause serious harm to persons and property; and

      whereas, State and local governmental agencies are primarily responsible for responding to any such accident; and

      whereas, Advance notification that a shipment of hazardous materials will be entering the state would enable the proper agencies for law enforcement and public safety to prepare to respond to any accident involving that shipment; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and the senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Congress of the United States to require each federal agency which transports hazardous materials through this state to enter into a written agreement with Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety and the Public Service Commission of Nevada regarding the procedure for notification of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety and the Public Service Commission of Nevada by the federal agency of each intended entry of hazardous materials into this state; and be it further

      resolved, That each such agreement must set forth any exceptions to the general policy that advance notice of each such shipment must be given; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the 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 98, AJR 21

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 21–Assemblymen Schofield, Dini, Jeffrey, Price, Spriggs and Callister

FILE NUMBER 98

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the President to support and Congress to consummate the exchange of certain public land in Nevada for private land owned by Aerojet-General Corporation.

 

      whereas, The State of Nevada has worked very hard to strengthen and diversify its economy; and

 


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      whereas, The Federal Government currently controls 87 percent of the land in Nevada; and

      whereas, Aerojet-General Corporation has proposed to exchange certain land owned by it in Florida for federally administered land in southern and western Nevada for industrial development and testing; and

      whereas, The Florida land will be used to achieve the protection of valuable natural vegetation in the Everglades; and

      whereas, Industrial development is needed to strengthen and diversify Nevada’s economy and the proposed development by Aerojet will help provide Lincoln County with a more stable economic base which is vitally needed; and

      whereas, Aerojet has caused environmental evaluations of its proposed sites in southern and western Nevada and agrees to use the sites in a manner which will minimize any adverse effects on the environment and agrees to mitigate those adverse effects; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature urges the President to support and Congress to enact legislation consummating the exchange of certain private land owned by Aerojet-General Corporation in Florida for certain public land located in southern and western Nevada if a right-of-way corridor not more than 1-mile wide is reserved therefrom to the United States for the construction, operation and maintenance of electric transmission lines; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly 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 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 99, ACR 48

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 48–Assemblymen Jeffrey, Schofield, Tebbs, Triggs, Porter, Gaston, Arberry, Garner, Callister, Wendell Williams, Thompson, Brookman, Fay, Myrna Williams, McGaughey, Nicholas, Lambert, Getto, Craddock, Bergevin, Adler, Marvel, Kerns, DuBois, Nevin, Thomas, Wisdom, Dini, Freeman, Spriggs, Banner, Carpenter, Spinello, Sedway, Sader, Kissam, Haller, Humke, Evans and Price

FILE NUMBER 99

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing all state agencies to cooperate with efforts to develop the Lagoon at Laughlin.

 

      whereas, Within the State of Nevada, there is an overwhelming demand for outdoor recreational areas, especially areas which provide facilities for boating and swimming; and

      whereas, Laughlin, Nevada, is an unincorporated community situated within Clark County which has the potential to be developed into an outstanding recreational area; and

      whereas, One of Laughlin’s natural resources which to date has not yet been developed is the Lagoon located along the Colorado River; and

      whereas, With the proper enhancement of the landscape and development of certain necessary facilities, this area could become a destination for tourists, thus contributing to the economy of Laughlin; and

      whereas, Development of Laughlin as a recreational area would also expand the resort market for southern Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby directs all state agencies involved in the future development of the Lagoon at Laughlin to cooperate and support the establishment of a program to enhance the environment, improve the recreational facilities and provide a stronger economy for Laughlin, Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 100, ACR 63

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 63–Assemblymen Wisdom, Freeman, Kerns, Thomas, Tebbs, Lambert, Kissam, Thompson, Nevin, Arberry, Brookman, Garner, Bergevin, Myrna Williams, Spinello, McGaughey, Fay, Dini, Marvel, Evans, Callister, Jeffrey, Adler, Getto, Swain, DuBois, Humke, Spriggs, Haller, Wendell Williams, Carpenter, Porter, May, Nicholas, Schofield, Triggs, Sader, Gaston and Price

FILE NUMBER 100

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the persons who are continuing the tradition of the Pony Express.

 

      whereas, The Pony Express faithfully met every obligation of speedy communication between Nevada and the rest of the nation during the 18 months of its existence; and

 

 


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communication between Nevada and the rest of the nation during the 18 months of its existence; and

      whereas, There were over 100 riders, riding night and day in good weather and bad, traveling the trail 616 times carrying 34,753 pieces of mail; and

      whereas, The National Pony Express Association has worked diligently to locate, reestablish and preserve the famous Pony Express trail for posterity; and

      whereas, There were approximately 30 stations along the 420 miles of trail across Nevada and one such station, Fort Churchill, is now a state monument; and

      whereas, It is the avowed intention of the National Pony Express Association, along with the Pollock Pines Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Forest Service, the American Hiking Society, the Heritage Trails Funds, Inc., and all interested horsemen and hikers to make certain the Pony Express trail does not vanish with the sands of time; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Nevada Legislature commends the dedicated effort of the National Pony Express Association and other persons involved in preserving a portion of our nation’s history for future generations; and be it further

      resolved, That this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the National Pony Express Association.

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FILE NUMBER 101, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Senator Malone

FILE NUMBER 101

SENATE RESOLUTION–Urging the instruction of teachers and pupils in the recognition and reporting of abused or neglected children.

 

      whereas, The number of reported cases of abused or neglected children in this country continues to increase each year; and

      whereas, Many cases of abused or neglected children are not detected or reported; and

      whereas, Early detection of abused or neglected children would help to reduce or prevent a substantial amount of the antisocial behavior committed by these children; and

      whereas, The teachers in this state are directly involved with many children who have been abused or neglected; and

      whereas, Training in the detection and reporting of abused or neglected children would better enable teachers to identify and help those children; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the members of this body urge the State Board of Education to provide courses relating to the recognition and reporting of abused or neglected children for the teachers of this state for continuing education; and be it further

 

 


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the recognition and reporting of abused or neglected children for the teachers of this state for continuing education; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the President of the State Board of Education and to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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FILE NUMBER 102, ACR 64

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 64–Assemblymen Dini, Getto, Freeman, Brookman, Gaston, Carpenter, Banner, Porter, Kerns, Wisdom, Spinello, Craddock, Myrna Williams, Marvel, Callister, Tebbs, Fay, Price, May, Sedway, Jeffrey, Garner, Spriggs, Evans, Swain, Schofield, Arberry, Humke, Wendell Williams, Nicholas, McGaughey, Thomas, Haller, Lambert, Triggs, Kissam, Adler, Thompson, DuBois, Bergevin, Sader and Nevin

FILE NUMBER 102

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Henry “Hank” Gardner, former employee of the Nevada Legislature.

 

      whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with profound sorrow the passing of Henry “Hank” Gardner; and

      whereas, Henry Eugene “Hank” Gardner, Sr. was born on January 28, 1915, in Pittston, Pennsylvania; and

      whereas, Hank moved to Carson City 17 years ago and became executive vice president and general manager of Mallory Electric; and

      whereas, He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4781, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, the Capitol Club, Nevada Manufacturers Association and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church; and

      whereas, Henry “Hank” Gardner received several awards for “Man of the Year” from the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and also received a similar award from the Specialized Equipment Manufacturers’ Association; and

      whereas, After retirement, Hank began working for the Nevada Legislature in 1979 in the Bill Distribution Center and that session it became evident to all who met Hank that he was the Nevada Legislature’s “ambassador of good will”; and

      whereas, With his promotion to supervisor in 1981, Hank continued to demonstrate his outstanding ability to help others in spite of the tremendous pressure and stress of this position; and

      whereas, Although Hank Gardner’s death has created a void in the lives of his numerous friends, in death as in life, his kindness, sense of humor and personal charm will always be remembered; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature express their sincere condolences to Hank’s wife Eleanore Katherine, and their son Hank of Scottsdale, Arizona; and be it further

 

 


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Legislature express their sincere condolences to Hank’s wife Eleanore Katherine, and their son Hank of Scottsdale, Arizona; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Eleanore Gardner and their son Hank.

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FILE NUMBER 103, SCR 22

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Committee on Finance

FILE NUMBER 103

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requiring the Public Employees’ Retirement Board to conduct an interim study of individual early retirement programs.

 

      whereas, The Public Employees’ Retirement Board is continually receiving requests for the improvement of the benefits for members who choose to retire early; and

      whereas, These requests primarily are for unreduced benefits after 30 or 25 years of service regardless of the member’s age; and

      whereas, Presently members who are police officers or firemen may retire with 20 years of service, but they are forced to accept a reduction in retirement benefits if they are under 50 years of age; and

      whereas, It would be financially inequitable for those members who do not choose to retire early to be required to contribute to an early retirement program; and

      whereas, A program which would enable members to plan for their early retirement on an individual basis would resolve that inequity; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Public Employees’ Retirement Board conduct an interim study of:

      1.  Individual early retirement programs;

      2.  Investment programs presently available for financing individual programs; and

      3.  If appropriate, the possibility of the Public Employees’ Retirement Board establishing an alternative individual investment program;

and be it further

      resolved, That the Public Employees’ Retirement Board report on the progress of the study at each meeting held by the interim retirement committee of the legislature during the interim and report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 65th session of the Nevada Legislature; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Public Employees’ Retirement Board.

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FILE NUMBER 104, SCR 19

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Senators O’Donnell, Coffin, O’Connell and Vergiels

FILE NUMBER 104

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Department of Transportation to proceed as quickly as possible in the construction of a full interchange at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Spring Mountain Road in Clark County.

 

      whereas, The economic well-being of the City of Las Vegas and Clark County is in part dependent upon an efficient transportation system; and

      whereas, The traffic delays and congestion at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Spring Mountain Road have become intolerable; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada Department of Transportation is hereby directed to begin construction of a full interchange at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Spring Mountain Road in Clark County, Nevada, and that the project be given high priority under the department’s priority programming system; and be it further

      resolved, That this direction to begin construction is contingent upon approval of the project by the Federal Highway Administration and their agreement to fund 95 percent of the cost of the project.

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FILE NUMBER 105, SCR 26

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Senator Jacobsen

FILE NUMBER 105

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing Nevada’s Department of Transportation to carry out the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987.

 

      whereas, The Congress of the United States, on April 2, 1987, enacted the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987; and

      whereas, This Act contains major revisions of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970; and

      whereas, Title IV of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987 will enhance the benefits awarded to property owners who are displaced by public works projects which are funded in whole or in part by the Federal Government; and

      whereas, Nevada’s Department of Transportation presently provides relocation payments and advisory assistance pursuant to NRS 408.443 to 408.477, inclusive; and

      whereas, It is the intent of the state to make payments for relocation and render advisory assistance in amounts in excess of or different from that authorized in NRS 408.443 to 408.477, inclusive, if required under federal law or regulation to secure federal money; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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authorized in NRS 408.443 to 408.477, inclusive, if required under federal law or regulation to secure federal money; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That Nevada’s Department of Transportation is directed to review and act in accordance with Title IV of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987 and regulations of the United States Department of Transportation, notwithstanding the provisions of NRS 408.443 to 408.477, inclusive; and be it further

      resolved, That Nevada’s Department of Transportation recommend to the 65th session of the Nevada Legislature specific and comprehensive legislation to bring the Nevada Revised Statutes into compliance with Title IV of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987 and regulations of the United States Department of Transportation; and be it further

      resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Director of Nevada’s Department of Transportation.

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FILE NUMBER 106, ACR 66

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 66–Assemblymen Evans, Adler, Arberry, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, Dini, DuBois, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nevin, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thomas, Thompson, Triggs, Myrna Williams, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 106

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Ella Savitt on her service to the people of the State of Nevada through her generous contributions to the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

      whereas, Ella Savitt was born in Lithuania, Poland, on December 23, 1903; and

      whereas, Ella Savitt and her late husband, Sol, are lifelong advocates of learning and have generously used their personal resources to enhance educational opportunities for others; and

      whereas, For many years Ella Savitt has supported the Getchell Library which has allowed the library to purchase books and periodicals for the use of students; and

      whereas, Ella Savitt has supported biomedical research at the School of Medicine of the University of Nevada; and

      whereas, Ella Savitt has purchased equipment for the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department of the School of Medicine to improve the services provided for handicapped Nevadans; and

 


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      whereas, Ella Savitt is an “angel” to the Fleischmann Planetarium of the University of Nevada, Reno, having made a substantial contribution to the “Save the Stars” campaign; and

      whereas, For more than 20 years Ella Savitt has demonstrated her commitment to the improvement of education in journalism by providing state-of-the-art equipment, books and magazines, as well as awards for outstanding achievement to students majoring in journalism; and

      whereas, Ella Savitt has continued to support the University of Nevada, Reno, through her generous contributions to the Freshman Scholarship Fund, the Foundation for Programs of Excellence, the Alumni Association and the University Club; and

      whereas, The warm-natured manner of Ella Savitt has earned her the respect and affection of her friends and neighbors; and

      whereas, Ella Savitt justly deserves the recognition and commendation of all of the people of the State of Nevada for her continued support of the University of Nevada, Reno; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature commend Ella Savitt for the many years she and her late husband Sol have contributed to the University of Nevada, Reno, in an attempt to provide the best possible education for the people of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Mrs. Ella Savitt.

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FILE NUMBER 107, AJR 34

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 34–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 107

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 3 of article 9 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to raise the limit of indebtedness which the state may incur to 2 percent of assessed valuation.

 

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 3 of article 9 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 3.  The state may contract public debts; but such debts shall never, in the aggregate, exclusive of interest, exceed the sum of [one] two per cent of the assessed valuation of the state, as shown by the reports of the county assessors to the state controller, except for the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses, as hereinafter mentioned. Every such debt shall be authorized by law for some purpose or purposes, to be distinctly specified therein; and every such law shall provide for levying an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest semiannually, and the principal within twenty years from the passage of such law, and shall specially appropriate the proceeds of said taxes to the payment of said principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished until the principal and interest of said debts shall have been wholly paid.

 


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the passage of such law, and shall specially appropriate the proceeds of said taxes to the payment of said principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished until the principal and interest of said debts shall have been wholly paid. Every contract of indebtedness entered into or assumed by or on behalf of the state, when all its debts and liabilities amount to said sum before mentioned, shall be void and of no effect, except in cases of money borrowed to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, defend the state in time of war, or, if hostilities be threatened, provide for the public defense.

      The state, notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, may, pursuant to authority of the legislature, make and enter into any and all contracts necessary, expedient or advisable for the protection and preservation of any of its property or natural resources, or for the purposes of obtaining the benefits thereof, however arising and whether arising by or through any undertaking or project of the United States or by or through any treaty or compact between the states, or otherwise. The legislature may from time to time make such appropriations as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the state under such contracts, and shall levy such tax as may be necessary to pay the same or carry them into effect.

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FILE NUMBER 108, SJR 18

Senate Joint Resolution No. 18–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 108

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to enact legislation authorizing enterprise zones.

 

      whereas, An enterprise zone is a targeted area within which federal, state and local governments foster new business activities by providing financial incentives to start up a business in a particular locale; and

      whereas, Enterprise zones began as inducements for businessmen to establish business enterprises in targeted “pockets of poverty” throughout the United States; and

      whereas, The concept of enterprise zones and the use of tax credits and alternative funding sources were never implemented; and

      whereas, Programs of economic development and diversification are necessary for the financial survival of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to enact legislation authorizing the establishment of enterprise zones; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to 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 109, SJR 20

Senate Joint Resolution No. 20–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 109

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to pass H.R. 1891 authorizing the states to collect sales and use taxes on interstate sales.

 

      whereas, The states have been seriously handicapped in their ability to collect sales and use taxes due on interstate sales because of the 1976 United States Supreme Court decision in National Bellas Hess v. Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois, 386 U.S. 753 (1976); and

      whereas, The decision in National Bellas Hess denies states the authority to require the collection of sales and use taxes by out-of-state companies which conduct business by mail order and have no physical presence in the taxing state but which may advertise extensively there through the mail or common carriers; and

      whereas, This decision has resulted in a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to the states from sales and use taxes which has placed local businesses and retailers from out of state having a physical presence in taxing states at a competitive disadvantage; and

      whereas, Losses of state revenue and the competitive disadvantage of local businesses have been intensified in recent years because of the growth in untaxed sales by mail-order or similar sales from out of state; and

      whereas, Today, projections indicate that the rapidly accelerating growth in sales by mail order and telephone and those generated by computer could become a major share of all sales by the next decade, rendering state sales and use taxes ineffective; and

      whereas, H.R. 1891 would authorize the states to require the collection of sales and use taxes by sellers in interstate commerce who solicit business in a taxing state through the use of catalogs, advertising materials, radio, television, other electronic media, telecommunications and the press; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature urges Congress to pass H.R. 1891; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to 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 110, ACR 69

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 69–Assemblymen Callister, Schofield, Freeman, Gaston, Carpenter, Banner, Getto, Swain, Arberry, Evans, Spriggs, Garner, Humke, Wendell Williams, Nicholas, McGaughey, Thomas, DuBois, Bergevin, Jeffrey, Nevin, Porter, Kerns, Wisdom, Spinello, Myrna Williams, Marvel, Brookman, Tebbs, Fay, Price, May, Sedway, Sader, Thompson, Adler, Kissam, Lambert, Craddock, Haller, Triggs and Dini

FILE NUMBER 110

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Marcus Joy “M.J.” Christensen.

 

      whereas, It was with deep sorrow that the members of the Legislature learned of the death of former state assemblyman and state senator, Marcus Joy “M.J.” Christensen; and

      whereas, M.J. Christensen was born February 1, 1899, in Brigham City, Utah, and was educated in the public schools of Brigham City; and

      whereas, After graduating from high school in 1918 and completing a mission to Illinois, M.J. returned to Brigham City and married his lifelong friend, Hazel Johnson; and

      whereas, M.J. began working as a carpenter and cabinetmaker and in 1925 became an apprentice watch repairman, 2 years later becoming a railroad watch inspector for the Union Pacific Railroad; and

      whereas, While continuing to work for the railroad, M.J. moved his family to Milford, Utah, where, in 1932, he opened his first jewelry store; and

      whereas, His job with the railroad later brought M.J. and his family to Las Vegas where he continued his business and where it prospered; and

      whereas, M.J. was active in civic affairs as president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and president of the Las Vegas Better Business Bureau in which he played an important role in its organization; and

      whereas, M.J. was elected to the Nevada Legislature in 1952 where he served as an Assemblyman for four terms and as a Senator for one term; and

      whereas, M.J. was also very active in his church where he served as a bishop in Milford, a counselor to Bishop Reed Whipple in Las Vegas, a missionary in Tennessee with his wife and for the past decade as Las Vegas Stake Patriarch; and

      whereas, He is survived by his wife, Hazel; his sons Don, Vern, Carl, an 8th Judicial District Court Judge and Paul, a Clark County Commissioner; all of Las Vegas, a daughter Adele Atchley of Santa Monica, California; his brothers Max R.

 


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California; his brothers Max R. and Rush; his sisters Faye Bromley, Ruth Wright, Beth Waldo and Marco Callister; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and

      whereas, His entire family revered M.J.’s exemplary life which was filled with service, compassion and commitment; 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 Marcus Joy Christensen; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Hazel Christensen.

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FILE NUMBER 111, AR 14

Assembly Resolution No. 14–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 111

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of additional attaches.

 

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, That Valerie Perkins and Julene Smith are elected as additional attaches of the Assembly for the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 112, SCR 43

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 43–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 112

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Harrah’s for 50 years of contributions to Nevada.

 

      whereas, On October 30, 1937, Harrah’s began gaming in Nevada when its founder, William F. Harrah, opened his bingo club in downtown Reno; and

      whereas, The company has grown to become the largest gaming company in Nevada and a recognized leader nationally with resort hotel-casinos in every major legalized gaming market; and

      whereas, Harrah’s Nevada properties (Harrah’s Reno Hotel/Casino, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel/Casino, the Holiday Inn/Holiday Casino Las Vegas, and its new properties being developed in Lake Tahoe and Laughlin) provided jobs for over 10,000 Nevadans in 1986, making it the largest private employer in the state; and

 


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      whereas, Harrah’s merged with Holiday Inns in 1980 to create the largest hospitality company in the world; and

      whereas, Over the past 50 years, Harrah’s has gained a strong reputation for leadership in the hotel/casino industry because of its employees’ pride and attention to quality, customer service, friendliness, courtesy and integrity; and

      whereas, Harrah’s has recognized its employees’ contributions by providing programs for ownership of stock by employees, “Quality of Work Life,” tuition reimbursement, career development and training, and matching money for retirement savings; and

      whereas, Harrah’s is recognized worldwide as a gaming leader and has gained recognition for Nevada through such achievements as having the three largest single-casino slot jackpots, including the largest ever paid at one time and the largest multiple-casino jackpot; and

      whereas, Harrah’s is also recognized for its gaming innovation through such firsts as the use of an “air curtain” to provide a more open and inviting recreational experience, the offering of “Premium Points” to attract slot machine customers and the initiation of bus programs for customers to expand the number of visitors to Nevada; and

      whereas, Harrah’s has been a pioneer in marketing by offering star quality entertainment attracting millions of tourists to Nevada, highlighted by such spectaculars as Frank Sinatra and John Denver in “Back-to-Back,” Bill Cosby and Sammy Davis, Jr. appearing together in “Two Friends” and Luciano Pavarotti’s performance in northern Nevada; and

      whereas, Because of Bill Harrah’s love of the automobile, Harrah’s Automobile Collection became an internationally recognized tourist attraction for the State of Nevada which has been perpetuated through the creation of the William F. Harrah Automobile Foundation and Harrah’s actual and proposed donation of 175 classic and vintage cars, the world’s most extensive automotive library and other collection assets, making it the largest single charitable contribution in the history of this state; and

      whereas, Harrah’s is a leader in community support whose philanthropy is evidenced by its commitment to the Nevada Gaming Foundation for Educational Excellence, the ongoing William F. Harrah lecture series, the initiation of an “Adopt-A-School” program, and most importantly, the contributions and volunteer efforts of its employees best exemplified by being the largest financial supporter of United Way in the State of Nevada; and

      whereas, Harrah’s has gained a worldwide respect for its reputation of quality facilities, entertainment, integrity, customer service and concern for its employees, bringing recognition to itself and the State of Nevada for such accomplishments as being the first purely gaming company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel/Casino’s achievement of earning both the Mobile Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards concurrently for the last 9 years, one of only two such hotels in the entire United States and Canada in 1987; now, therefore, be it

 


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      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That Harrah’s 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 Secretary of the Senate to Harrah’s.

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FILE NUMBER 113, ACR 71

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 71–Assemblymen Wisdom, Adler, Myrna Williams, Carpenter, Freeman, Getto, Bergevin, Nicholas, DuBois, Thomas, Humke, Wendell Williams, Triggs, Haller, Evans, Lambert, Sader, Swain, Spriggs, Arberry, Garner, Banner, Jeffrey, Nevin, Porter, McGaughey, Tebbs, Kissam, Gaston, Dini, Marvel, Kerns, Brookman, Spinello, Fay, Craddock, May, Sedway, Schofield, Price, Thompson and Callister

FILE NUMBER 113

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing appreciation to those students from the Western Nevada Community College who served as legislative interns for the 64th Session of the Legislature.

 

      whereas, The caretaking functions for The Legislature are what allows this noble body to carry on the business of making laws and shaping the future of our wonderful state; and

      whereas, The caretakers responsible for these activities are rarely given the recognition they deserve unless, of course, there is a mishap; and

      whereas, One may wonder what it is that these caretakers do that makes them the hub of all legislative activities without stopping to realize that these are our young interns who attend hours of meetings, take voluminous notes, track illusive bills, answer the ringing telephones, present to the legislators they serve well researched information to assist them in focusing on the tasks at hand, and keep track of minute details for which only they have time; and

      whereas, These interns perform their tasks while attending the Western Nevada Community College; and

      whereas, These caretakers, who act as the oil for the machinery of the legislative process, are: Dorris Beckie, Mark A. de la Torre, Brian Kale, Brian Lockhart, Andrea Moss, Irving Nielsen, Barbra Olavaria, Todd Spiech and Sandi Wright; and

      whereas, These special caretakers are with us today and have been throughout this 64th Session of the Legislature as volunteers, eager for the knowledge they can glean from this intricate democratic process; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly, of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the Legislature graciously thank these young, eager members of the 64th Session of the Legislature for their tireless, creative and enthusiastic efforts in support of our political way of life; and be it further

 

 


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young, eager members of the 64th Session of the Legislature for their tireless, creative and enthusiastic efforts in support of our political way of life; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the legislative interns mentioned in this resolution.

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FILE NUMBER 114, ACR 72

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 72–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 114

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of the clergy for services rendered to the Assembly and Senate in the 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

 

      whereas, During the present session of the Nevada 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 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 115, SCR 46

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 46–Senators Raggio, Wagner, Townsend and Beyer

FILE NUMBER 115

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing support for the efforts of The Biggest Little City in the World Committee.

 

      whereas, Concerned persons living in the City of Reno have organized a committee named “The Biggest Little City in the World Committee”; and

      whereas, The purpose of this committee is to harness the pride and enthusiasm of residents of the City of Reno while working with local governmental entities to organize efforts to renovate the City of Reno; and

      whereas, Endorsements have been received from the Greater Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce, the Reno/Sparks Convention Authority, the University of Nevada, the Reno Gazette Journal and the Reno City Council; and

 


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      whereas, One project with which the committee is involved is the redesign and replacement of the Reno arch which has always been a source of pride for residents of Reno; and

      whereas, The committee hopes to build the community’s awareness and appreciation of Reno’s unique assets and qualities and is working to establish realistic short- and long-term goals with the help of residents of the community; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature commend the Biggest Little City in the World Committee for their dedication, enthusiasm and determination to improve their city and restore community pride; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Biggest Little City in the World Committee.

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FILE NUMBER 116, AJR 23

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 23–Assemblymen DuBois, Tebbs and McGaughey

FILE NUMBER 116

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to continue to support financially the Nevada Test Site.

 

      whereas, The importance of the Nevada Test Site to the national security of the United States has increased enormously since the first nuclear device was detonated on January 27, 1951, at Frenchman Flat; and

      whereas, The direct and indirect employment through the United States Department of Energy in the three southern Nevada counties of Clark, Lincoln and Nye exceeds 20,000 persons with a projected dollar contribution to their economies of approximately $1,000,000,000; and

      whereas, The Nevada Test Site creates jobs for an additional 11,000 workers through support industries, with a payroll of $361,000,000; and

      whereas, The presence of this facility, whose employees hold nearly 1,500 university degrees in professional, technical and scientific specialties, and which employs 15 percent of all engineers working in the State of Nevada, significantly enhances the scientific and technological base of southern Nevada; and

      whereas, The weapons testing demands a broad spectrum of technologies, many of which have been pushed to the “state of the art” and “spun off” to American industry; and

      whereas, These highly technological systems include:

      1.  Ultra high speed photography that records phenomena that occurs in less than a billionth of a second;

 


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      2.  Thermographic sensors that can be used to measure precise temperatures in innumerable industrial applications;

      3.  Techniques for drilling big holes that permit the sinking of 12-foot diameter vertical mine shafts now being utilized throughout the world;

      4.  The Fourier transform spectrometer which has the highest resolution of any instrument of its type and has become a valuable national resource;

      5.  High-speed digitizers currently being used in the communications and video industries;

      6.  Mercuric iodide crystal detector research that has resulted in the development of commercially usuable products;

      7.  The invention of devices and techniques of fiber optics that has led to significant advances in this field;

      8.  The Nuclear Emergency Search Team that provides the nation with the ability to seek out and measure radioactive sources anywhere in the world; and

      9.  Numerous other scientific developments, all of which have contributed significantly to the betterment of mankind;

now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature urges the Federal Government to recognize not only the primary mission of the Nevada Test Site to test nuclear weapons for our national security, but to further acknowledge its function as an outdoor laboratory for the advancement of nuclear physics, scientific research, and the development of new and useful technology that benefits the whole country; and be it further

      resolved, That the Nevada Legislature encourages the Federal Government and Congress to maintain its level of financial support for the Nevada Test Site so that this facility may continue its vital roles in both national defense and technological development; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate 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 117, AJR 3

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 3–Assemblymen Schofield and Dini

FILE NUMBER 117

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to establish strict standards for training drivers who transport hazardous materials and for tracking shipments of hazardous materials.

 

      whereas, The safety of shipments of hazardous materials over the highways of this nation is crucial to all persons who live and work along those routes; and

      whereas, Effective means of ensuring public safety should include properly training any person who drives a motor vehicle carrying hazardous materials and developing methods and techniques for tracking shipments of hazardous materials; and

      whereas, The Federal Government has exclusive jurisdiction over all hazardous materials which are moved in interstate commerce; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby urges the Congress of the United States to establish strict requirements for training the drivers of motor vehicles which carry hazardous materials and for tracking shipments of hazardous materials; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the 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 118, AJR 16

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 16–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

FILE NUMBER 118

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to support Nevada’s right to judicial review as an essential element of Nevada’s responsibilities under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.

 

      whereas, Section 119 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 provides for judicial review of decisions made by the Department of Energy; and

      whereas, The Department of Energy denied Nevada’s request for money to conduct independent confirmatory technical studies of the suitability of the Yucca Mountain site for a nuclear repository; and

 


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      whereas, These studies were considered to be of critical importance in carrying out the state’s congressionally imposed oversight responsibilities; and

      whereas, Through judicial review of the 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the state’s interpretation of its oversight role and struck down the guidelines of the Department of Energy for grants which had prevented the state from receiving federal grants; and

      whereas, The Department of Energy again has denied Nevada access to federal money for technical studies; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That the Nevada Legislature considers the right to judicial review to be crucial to Nevada’s oversight role relating to the high-level nuclear waste program and urges Congress to support the congressional policy underlying the availability of money for judicial review consistent with section 119 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and the policy of the Act itself; and be it further

      resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly 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 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 119, SJR 15

Senate Joint Resolution No. 15–Senator Beyer

FILE NUMBER 119

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the President and Congress of the United States to establish a student exchange program with the Soviet Union.

 

      whereas, One of the most critical challenges facing the United States and the Soviet Union is the establishment of a lasting peace and the prevention of acts of hostility; and

      whereas, The ties of culture and friendship between our two counties need to be strengthened and expanded; and

      whereas, A program to exchange high school students each year with the Soviet Union would become an instrument of the foreign policies of our two countries and a positive cultural force for peace; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly, jointly, That the President and Congress of the United States are urged to support and approve legislation or take other actions necessary to establish a program for the exchange of students between the United States and the Soviet Union; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate 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.

 


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of the Senate 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.

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FILE NUMBER 120, SCR 28

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

FILE NUMBER 120

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 residents 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 July 1, 1988, all the interim studies which have been assigned to it by the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 121, SCR 47

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 47–Senators Jacobsen, Raggio, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 121

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late pioneer in gaming, Harvey Gross.

 

      whereas, This body notes with sorrow the death of Harvey A. Gross, Lake Tahoe pioneer in gaming; and

      whereas, Mr. Gross was born in Nebraska on March 9, 1905, and moved to Sacramento, California, at the age of 18; and

      whereas, After opening a retail meatcutting business in Sacramento, Harvey Gross expanded his business to Lake Tahoe; and

 


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      whereas, In 1944 he opened the Wagon Wheel Saloon and Gambling Hall at Stateline; and

      whereas, In 1963, Mr. Gross added an 11-story tower to the casino, which was the first highrise building on the south shore of Lake Tahoe; and

      whereas, Harvey Gross was honored by the State of Nevada as one of 10 pioneers of the gaming industry; and

      whereas, He was selected as Nevada’s Outstanding Employer of the Year and was named to the National Committee on Employment of the Handicapped; and

      whereas, Although Harvey Gross dedicated much of his life to the gaming industry, some of his happiest days were spent at his home in Genoa with his family raising buffalo, Charolais cattle and native game birds; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada offer their deepest condolences to the surviving family and friends of Mr. Gross; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Harvey Gross’ wife, Vera.

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FILE NUMBER 122, ACR 73

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 73–Assemblymen Dini, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, Dubois, Evans, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nevin, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thomas, Thompson, Triggs, Myrna Williams, Wendell Williams and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 122

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Superintendent and the staff of the State Printing and Micrographics Division of the Department of General Services for their services this session.

 

      whereas, During the 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature, the Superintendent of the State Printing and Micrographics Division of the Department of General Services and his outstanding staff have demonstrated their competency and dedication by working many hours to complete all assignments; and

      whereas, The quality of the work produced continues to reflect the high standards required and expected by the Superintendent of the State Printing and Micrographics Division; and

      whereas, Without the courteous cooperation of the Superintendent and his staff, this Legislature could not continue to operate as efficiently and smoothly as it has this session; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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his staff, this Legislature could not continue to operate as efficiently and smoothly as it has this session; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the members of the 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their gratitude and commend all members of the staff of the State Printing and Micrographics Division for their diligence and dedication during this session; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Mr. Donald L. Bailey, the Superintendent of the State Printing and Micrographics Division of the Department of General Services.

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FILE NUMBER 123, SCR 49

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 49–Senators Jacobsen, Raggio, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 123

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late William E. Berning.

 

      whereas, On December 23, 1986, this state lost a lifetime resident of Nevada who was an inspiration to his many friends; and

      whereas, Bill Berning was born in Centerville, Nevada, on July 12, 1929, to Fredrick and Bernice Berning; and

      whereas, In 1947 Bill graduated from Carson High School and was employed by the Nevada National Guard as a mechanic from 1951 to 1964; and

      whereas, In 1964 Bill was appointed as Institutional Maintenance Supervisor at the Department of Prisons and in 1980 he became Chief of Plant Operations; and

      whereas, Bill Berning was also a member of Warren Engine Company, #1 of the Carson City Fire Department; and

      whereas, During his lifetime his dedication toward his work was evidenced by seven letters of commendation, two Governor’s Merit Awards and a nomination for the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That members of this legislature hereby extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of William E. Berning; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to Bill Berning’s widow, Dixie.

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FILE NUMBER 124, SCR 50

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 50–Senators O’Donnell, Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg and Jones

FILE NUMBER 124

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Honoring the survivors and those who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

 

      whereas, On December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, enemy aircraft attacked Ford Island and Hickam Air Field; and

      whereas, Because of the surprise and force with which they struck, the American forces stationed there were crippled severely; and

      whereas, Many military personnel from Nevada lost their lives defending this key military installation; and

      whereas, During this attack the battleship U.S.S. Nevada was damaged; and

      whereas, The residents of Nevada wish to honor both the men and women who died at Pearl Harbor and the survivors for defending not only Nevada, but the United States and our democratic way of life; and

      whereas, The spirit of freedom burned brightly in the hearts of these young patriots which drove them on to victory against overwhelming odds; and

      whereas, Freedom once fought for is freedom forever; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit a copy of this resolution and one of the special license plates for veterans of Pearl Harbor, to the officer in charge of the memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for inclusion as a part of Nevada’s contribution to the memorial.

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FILE NUMBER 125, ACR 49

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 49–Assemblymen Arberry and Wendell Williams

FILE NUMBER 125

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the Clark County School District to conduct a study of 6th grade centers.

 

      whereas, The Clark County School District was under a federal court order to establish equal educational opportunity for all of its pupils; and

      whereas, The Clark County School District was ordered to develop an educational program to desegregate its schools; and

      whereas, The “6th grade center” approach was established to desegregate those schools and has been in place since 1972; and

 


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      whereas, In metropolitan Las Vegas, pupils in schools on the west side in grades 1 to 5, inclusive, who normally would attend schools in their neighborhood, are bussed for 5 years to other metropolitan elementary schools because schools in their neighborhood are used as “6th grade centers”; and

      whereas, Pupils in the sixth grade are bussed to the “6th grade centers” for only 1 year; and

      whereas, The “6th grade center” approach causes some pupils to be bussed for a total of 6 years while others are bussed for only 1 year; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Clark County School District is hereby urged to engage in a study for 1 year of the “6th grade center” approach to determine if it is still the best method to desegregate the Clark County School District; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study must be presented to the Board of Trustees of the Clark County School District; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith to the superintendent of the Clark County School District.

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FILE NUMBER 126, ACR 60

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 60–Assemblymen Schofield, Dini, Getto, Spriggs, Price, Jeffrey, Bergevin, Swain, Arberry, Evans, Garner, Humke, Wendell Williams, Nicholas, McGaughey, Thomas, DuBois, Thompson, Adler, Kissam, Lambert, Craddock, Haller, Triggs, Tebbs and Gaston

FILE NUMBER 126

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the purchase and sale of local agricultural products.

 

      whereas, Many agricultural products of high quality are produced on the 8,900,000 acres of farming and grazing land in the State of Nevada; and

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

      whereas, For several years ranchers, farmers and processors 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, ranching and processing; 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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      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That institutions, wholesalers and retailers in this state are encouraged to purchase and sell agricultural products which are grown, produced, packed, processed or raised in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That wholesalers and retailers are encouraged to give fair and equal exposure to these agricultural products through advertising, promotion and the allocation of bin, counter, freezer and shelf space within their establishments; 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 executive director of the state department of agriculture is directed to distribute a copy of this resolution and a brochure identifying the agricultural products of Nevada and their producers to the wholesalers, retailers, schools and other institutions in this state who sell, distribute or consume agricultural products; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the executive director of the department of agriculture and 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 127, ACR 70

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 70–Committee on Government Affairs

FILE NUMBER 127

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the board of directors of the Carson Water Subconservancy District to conduct a study of the upstream storage of water on the upper Carson River System and the proposed Comstock Dam.

 

      whereas, There is a critical shortage of water in the Carson River Basin which adversely affects the economy and the future growth of this area; and

      whereas, There are periods of heavy rain or snow in this area which provide more water than the Carson River Basin is prepared to handle; and

      whereas, When this occurs it may cause flooding that threatens the lives and property of persons residing in the Carson River Basin and valuable water flows unused into the Carson Sink; and

      whereas, Facilities for the storage of water when there is an excess would eliminate the threat of these floods and would be a source of water when shortages occur; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Board of Directors of the Carson Water Subconservancy District is urged to conduct a study or contract for the performance of a study of the upstream storage of water on the upper Carson River System and of the proposed Comstock Dam; and be it further

 

 


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Subconservancy District is urged to conduct a study or contract for the performance of a study of the upstream storage of water on the upper Carson River System and of the proposed Comstock Dam; and be it further

      resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit a copy of this resolution to the Board of Directors of the Carson Water Subconservancy District.

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FILE NUMBER 128, ACR 75

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 75–Assemblymen Adler, Haller, Bergevin, Myrna Williams, Spriggs, Gaston, Kissam, Spinello, May, Triggs, Dini, Freeman, Getto, Porter, Banner, Thompson, Kerns, Evans, Brookman, McGaughey, Nevin, Wisdom, Nicholas, Garner, DuBois, Carpenter, Sader, Swain, Thomas, Humke, Craddock, Wendell Williams, Arberry, Lambert, Price, Schofield, Fay, Callister, Marvel, Sedway, Jeffrey and Tebbs

FILE NUMBER 128

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Jim Frank, Carson City teacher.

 

      whereas, On June 4, 1987, the residents of Carson City, especially the students of Carson City High School, lost a friend who never gave up on them; and

      whereas, James “Jim” Harley Frank was born in Fallon, Nevada, on January 12, 1947, to a pioneer mining family; and

      whereas, He grew up in Tonopah, Nevada, where he was graduated from Tonopah High School in 1965; and

      whereas, He continued his education at the American River Community College from 1966-67 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1970, as well as a Master of Education degree in 1975; and

      whereas, Jim began his coaching career in Tonopah in 1970 and moved to Carson City in 1972 where he taught physical education at Carson City Junior High School until 1977 when he transferred to Carson City High School where he taught physical science, biology and health, and coached a winning track team and the cross-country running team which he organized; and

      whereas, Jim Frank loved life and instilled hope, courage and pride in every one with whom he came in contact; and

      whereas, He loved to teach and had a special love for any pupil who had given up on himself; and

      whereas, Because of his attitude toward life and his skill as a motivator of people he was a positive influence in the lives of many people; and

      whereas, Jim will always be remembered for imparting to his pupils a sense of responsibility and self-confidence; and

 


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      whereas, He is survived by his wife, Daria Elges Frank and his two daughters, Terra and Rachel; now, therefore, be it

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

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Daria, Terra and Rachel Frank.

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FILE NUMBER 129, ACR 76

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 76–Assemblymen Dini, Adler, Haller, Nevin, Lambert, Wendell Williams, Brookman, Sedway, Arberry, Getto, Bergevin, Sader, Swain, Thomas, Nicholas, Wisdom, Myrna Williams, Marvel, Porter, Carpenter, Kissam, Fay, McGaughey, Tebbs, Banner, Jeffrey, Thompson, Garner, Freeman, DuBois, Spinello, Kerns, Price, May, Callister, Triggs, Schofield, Craddock, Evans, Gaston, Spriggs and Humke

FILE NUMBER 129

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the members of the Nevada National Guard for their exemplary record and enthusiastically wishing them a Happy 125th Birthday.

 

      whereas, In 1862, Nevada’s first Territorial Governor James W. Nye appointed H. B. Russell as the first Adjutant General of Nevada, thus officially establishing the Nevada National Guard; and

      whereas, This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Nevada National Guard; and

      whereas, The Nevada National Guard, consisting of the Nevada Army National Guard, Nevada Air National Guard and the Nevada National Guard Reserve, has served the residents of Nevada with dedication and pride during disasters such as floods, forest fires and other statewide emergencies; and

      whereas, The Nevada National Guard has served the nation overseas with patriotism and bravery during the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict and the Pueblo Crisis; and

      whereas, The Nevada National Guard is comprised of approximately 3,000 men and women serving in 11 Nevada armories and installations throughout the state from Ely to Stead and from Elko to Henderson; and

      whereas, Nevada National Guardsmen have won countless regional and national awards for excellence in events which have tested and proven their skills, mettle and proficiency; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the Legislature commends the members of the Nevada National Guard for their exemplary record and enthusiastically wishes them a “Happy 125th Birthday”; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to Brigadier General Drennan A. Clark, the Adjutant General of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 130, SJR 22

Senate Joint Resolution No. 22–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 130

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to establish a tax on the net proceeds of minerals extracted at rates separate from the tax on property.

 

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 10 be amended and a new section be added to article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to read respectively 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.] only as provided in section 5 of this article.

      2.  Shares of stock, 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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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 tax shall ever be levied.

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

      Sec. 5.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a tax upon the net proceeds of all minerals, including oil, gas and other hydrocarbons, extracted in this state, at a rate not to exceed 5 percent of the net proceeds. No other tax may be imposed upon a mineral or its proceeds until the identity of the proceeds as such is lost.

      2.  The legislature shall appropriate to each county that sum which would be produced by levying a tax upon the entire amount of the net proceeds taxed in each taxing district in the county at the rate levied in that district upon the assessed valuation of real property. The total amount so appropriated to each county must be apportioned among the respective governmental units and districts within it, including the county itself and the school district, in the same proportion as they share in the total taxes collected on property according to value.

      3.  Each patented mine or mining claim must be assessed and taxed as other real property is assessed and taxed, except that no value may be attributed to any mineral known or believed to underlie it, and no value may be attributed to the surface of a mine or claim if one hundred dollars’ worth of labor has been actually performed on the mine or claim during the year preceding the assessment.

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FILE NUMBER 131, SJR 24

Senate Joint Resolution No. 24–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NUMBER 131

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 6 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to authorize the establishment of a family court.

 

      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 jursidiction 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] :

      (a) Referees in district courts.

      (b) The establishment of a family court as a division of any district court and may prescribe its jurisdiction.

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FILE NUMBER 132, SCR 29

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Committee on Transportation

FILE NUMBER 132

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Department of Transportation to erect a sign on Interstate Highway 15 at the junction of U.S. 93 announcing the “Great Basin National Park.”

 

      whereas, Nevada consists of wide expanses of basins and mountain ranges which can be viewed and appreciated outside the metropolitan areas of the northern and southern regions of the state; and

      whereas, The junction of Interstate Highway 15 and United States Highway No. 93, east of Las Vegas, is a very remote area of southern Nevada and unless a traveler had a map he would not realize what magnificent natural treasures were awaiting his discovery on United States Highway No. 93, such as the Great Basin National Park; and

      whereas, A sign on Interstate Highway 15 announcing this newly created national park would make it easier for the traveller to be guided to additional recreational opportunities within the state and, therefore, extend his stay, spending money and adding to the revenue of the economically strapped rural counties; now, therefore, be it

 


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      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Department of Transportation is hereby directed to erect a sign on Interstate Highway 15 at the junction of United States Highway No. 93 announcing the “Great Basin National Park”; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Director of the Department of Transportation.

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FILE NUMBER 133, SCR 51

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 133

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Sister Mary Seraphine.

 

      whereas, The members of the 64th Session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada note with profound sorrow the recent death of Sister Mary Seraphine on May 18, 1987; and

      whereas, Sister Seraphine was born Kathleen Murray in Oakland, California, on December 13, 1891; and

      whereas, She attended Oakland parochial and public schools and Polytechnic Business College; and

      whereas, On August 4, 1917, sister Seraphine entered the Dominican Convent in San Rafael, and early in 1918, she received her habit and took the name of Sister Mary Seraphine; and

      whereas, In July 1931, Sister Seraphine came to Reno to begin a 34-year term as administrator of Saint Mary’s Hospital; and

      whereas, At Saint Mary’s Sister Seraphine was responsible for the 23-bed East Wing addition in 1937, the extension of the East Wing in 1948 which expanded the hospital by 15 beds, the West Wing addition in 1953 which included a basement, kitchen and laundry on two floors, completion of the West Wing’s third floor in 1956 which housed 28 beds and 14 women’s orthopedic beds, and she began the five-story addition in 1966 to the north side of the hospital; and

      whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine founded Saint Mary’s Hospital Guild, was a member of the State Advisory Hospital Council under three Governors, was President of the Nevada Hospital Association in 1957 and 1958, and was a member of the Orvis School of Nursing Advisory Board for 10 years; and

      whereas, During Sister Seraphine’s 50 years of service and devotion to the Reno community, she received the Distinguished Nevadan Award by the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1963, was named “Woman of Achievement” in 1970 by the southwestern region of Soroptomist Federation of America, was the recipient of the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1971, was honored in 1964 by the Nevada Hospital Association for her contributions in the development of health care in the State of Nevada, was awarded the Benemerenti Medallion from Pope John Paul II in 1981, was the recipient of a commendation from President Reagan in 1983 and was named to the Northern Nevada Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 1985; and

 

 


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Achievement” in 1970 by the southwestern region of Soroptomist Federation of America, was the recipient of the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1971, was honored in 1964 by the Nevada Hospital Association for her contributions in the development of health care in the State of Nevada, was awarded the Benemerenti Medallion from Pope John Paul II in 1981, was the recipient of a commendation from President Reagan in 1983 and was named to the Northern Nevada Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 1985; and

      whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine gave Nevada and its people the very precious gift of herself and showed all persons who were fortunate enough to know her, the strength of her faith in God and the power of prayer; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Nevada Legislature is grateful and proud to have had Sister Mary Seraphine share her life with the people of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      resolved, That members of this body offer their sincere condolences to Sister Seraphine’s sister, Josephine Ahern of San Francisco and brothers Martin Murray of Oakland and Hubert Murray of Alameda; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Sister Seraphine’s sisters and brothers and to Saint Mary’s Hospital.

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FILE NUMBER 134, SCR 52

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Senators Jacobsen, Raggio, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 134

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating John “Pop” Etchemendy on his 100th birthday.

 

      whereas, John “Pop” Etchemendy was born at Arneguy in the Basque region of France on August 27, 1886, and immigrated to the United States in 1907; and

      whereas, “Pop” Etchemendy has lived in Nevada for nearly all of the last 80 years, and during that time worked as a sheepherder, sheepman and wool agent, and formerly owned and operated the East Fork and Overland Hotels in Gardnerville, Nevada; and

      whereas, In addition to becoming an acclaimed expert in wool and wool buying, some of “Pop’s” great interests over the years have included local boxing matches and playing handball up until his 80th birthday; and

      whereas, “Pop” Etchemendy retired as an active wool buyer just before his 100th birthday and now lives in Reno, Nevada, with his daughter Josephine Uhalde; and

 


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      whereas, “Pop” is very proud of his five children, daughters Josephine Uhalde and Marie Uhalde of Reno, and three sons, each of whom had distinguished careers as military officers in the United States Armed Forces, John and Bill of Reno and Leon of Lake Almanor, California; and

      whereas, “Pop” also is very proud of his 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby salute John “Pop” Etchemendy and his family for their contributions and service to our state and country; and be it further

      resolved, That “Pop” Etchemendy is congratulated on having reached the century mark and is extended best wishes in the years to come; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to John “Pop” Etchemendy.

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FILE NUMBER 135, ACR 74

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 74–Committee on Government Affairs

FILE NUMBER 135

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., to conduct an independent management audit and independent study of its costs in providing services and its rates and temporarily reduce its rates for certain classes of members.

 

      whereas, Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., is a rural electric cooperative; and

      whereas, Although the Legislature recognizes that rural electric cooperatives are instrumentalities of the United States, the Legislature is concerned with the economic health of rural Nevada; and

      whereas, Rural electric cooperatives are an important part of the economy of rural Nevada by providing much of the power needed for irrigation in those areas; and

      whereas, The rates charged to irrigators by Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., are noticeably higher than the rates charged to irrigators of similarly situated rural electric cooperatives, and this has a detrimental effect on the economy of that part of rural Nevada within the cooperative’s area of service; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., is urged to employ an independent consulting firm to conduct a study of the costs incurred by the cooperative in providing its services and the relationship of those costs to its structure of rates charged to its members to determine whether the current structure of rates is equitable; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., is urged to ask the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, or a similar association, to conduct an independent audit of the management of the cooperative to determine whether the cooperative is currently being managed and operated properly; and be it further

      resolved, That the firms employed by Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., to perform the study and management audit are urged to solicit and consider the comments of the members of the cooperative during the course of their deliberations; and be it further

      resolved, That Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., submit a copy of the study and the management audit to the Legislative Commission of the Nevada Legislature before December 1, 1987; and be it further

      resolved, That Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., is strongly urged to reduce the rates charged to members for power to run their irrigation pumps from June 1, 1987, to November 1, 1987, to a rate which does not exceed the lowest rate charged for commercial, industrial or residential service presently being offered by the cooperative; and be it further

      resolved, That Mt. Wheeler Power, Inc., is strongly urged to be more responsive to the requests of its members and to made the cooperative’s records and other information regarding income and expenses freely available to the members to ensure better communication and understanding between all parties involved in the cooperative’s business.

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FILE NUMBER 136, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Senators Beyer and Horn

FILE NUMBER 136

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to study the provision and funding of special educational programs for handicapped minors and the payment of the costs for the education of certain children in medical facilities.

 

      whereas, The system of public instruction in this state is of critical importance to our future; and

      whereas, A major concern in that system is the ability to provide an educational program for handicapped minors and to pay the costs for the education of certain children with special needs at private medical facilities, which ensures them of a reasonably equal educational opportunity; and

      whereas, The educational needs of handicapped minors are often special in nature and require different plans, equipment and supplies than those required for other pupils; and

      whereas, The medical condition of a pupil sometimes requires that he or she remain in a hospital or other medical facility for many months and although many such facilities are licensed as private educational institutions, the cost of this individualized education is often more than can be borne by the child’s parents or guardian; and

 

 


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the cost of this individualized education is often more than can be borne by the child’s parents or guardian; and

      whereas, Adequate financial support for these special programs is imperative; 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 manner in which the special education of handicapped minors is provided and funded and alternatives for the payment of the costs for the education of certain children with special needs at private medical facilities; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission develop a plan to meet the long-range educational needs of handicapped minors and children in private medical facilities and suggest methods to support those plans; and be it further

      resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of the study and any recommended legislation to the 65th session of the Nevada legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 137, SCR 14

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Senators O’Donnell, Rawson, Beyer, Coffin, Gibson, Hickey, Horn, Jacobsen, Joerg, Jones, Malone, Mello, Neal, O’Connell, Raggio, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Shaffer, Townsend, Vergiels and Wagner

FILE NUMBER 137

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the Welfare Division of the Department of Human Resources to determine aid for handicapped persons on a case-by-case basis.

 

      whereas, Persons who are handicapped are often disadvantaged in many other aspects of their lives; and

      whereas, Adjustment to the challenges of daily living can often be better handled with the support of a person’s family if the handicapped person is allowed to live at home while continuing to receive financial aid; and

      whereas, In addition to being beneficial to certain handicapped persons, it is very often economically beneficial to the State of Nevada to help handicapped persons to live at home; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Welfare Division of the Department of Human Resources is urged to develop a model home and community based waiver from the requirement that a handicapped person must remain in a medical facility to receive financial aid so that it can be determined on a case-by-case basis whether living at home is a possible alternative to living in a facility for long-term care; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That if it is decided that a handicapped person is capable of living at home, that person should remain eligible for financial aid to help overcome any financial burden which may be imposed on him or his family; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Director of the Department of Human Resources.

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FILE NUMBER 138, SCR 40

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40–Senator O’Connell

FILE NUMBER 138

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study on public elementary and secondary education in this state.

 

      whereas, Public education is a fundamental responsibility of state government; and

      whereas, Public education plays a crucial role in producing well-informed, educated and productive members of society; and

      whereas, Public education is an important factor in maintaining the excellent quality of life enjoyed by the people of this state; and

      whereas, Public education is critically important in the state’s plan for economic diversification; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct an interim study on public elementary and secondary education in this state; and be it further

      resolved, That the study include an evaluation of:

      1.  The organizational structure of the system of public instruction;

      2.  The duties of the county school districts;

      3.  The duties and rights of the parents, pupils and teachers of those districts; and

      4.  The financial effect of any changes recommended by the subcommittee appointed for this study;

and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommended legislation be reported to the 65th session of the legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 139, SCR 44

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

FILE NUMBER 139

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study concerning the basing of public utilities’ rates upon anticipated revenues and expenses.

 

      whereas, The basing of public utilities’ rates solely upon past experience necessarily results in a lag between the incurring of costs and their recovery through charges to customers which can only be met by changing the rates; and

      whereas, Public utilities in this state have sought relief from this practice through legislation empowering or requiring the Public Service Commission of Nevada to base allowed rates on estimates of anticipated results, with provisions for adjustment as experience confirms or corrects those estimates; and

      whereas, Such estimates, called in regulatory circles “future test year,” are so used in other jurisdictions, notably by the State of California and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and

      whereas, Interest rates and other costs are currently comparatively stable, so that a transition to the practice of using anticipated results could be accomplished without drastic changes in rates and the effects of the practice observed and the practice itself refined if appropriate; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Legislative Commission is hereby directed to conduct an interim study of the feasibility and desirability of basing public utilities’ rates in this state upon estimates of anticipated costs and revenues, including at least:

      1.  A comparison between the methods used and results obtained from those methods and from the use of historical costs and revenues;

      2.  The methods of adjusting rates derived from such estimates to reflect actual results, drawing upon the experience of California and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, before another general change in rates is considered; and

      3.  The possibility under this method of limiting the frequency of applications for general changes in rates and the scheduling of such applications to spread out the work of the Public Service Commission of Nevada, and the advantages which may be derived from this limitation and scheduling of work;

and be it further

      resolved, That this study be conducted by a subcommittee comprised of members of both houses of the Legislature; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That the results of this study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 65th Session of the Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 140, SCR 45

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Committee on Commerce and Labor

FILE NUMBER 140

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of franchises.

 

      whereas, The method of marketing by franchise employs hundreds of thousands of persons nationwide; and

      whereas, Marketing franchises are a significant part of the economy of Nevada and have been successful in stimulating that economy while satisfying the needs of Nevada’s consumers; and

      whereas, Franchises are outstanding business institutions which were created through the American system of free enterprise enabling many an entrepreneur to fulfill his dream of owning his own business; and

      whereas, The importance of this business institution precipitates the need to preserve its integrity and thus merits legislative study; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Legislative Commission is hereby directed to conduct an interim study of the method of marketing by franchise; and be it further

      resolved, That the study should include, but not be limited to:

      1.  The requirements for contracts;

      2.  The termination and renewal of franchises;

      3.  The transfer of franchises;

      4.  The feasibility of adopting uniform requirements; and

      5.  Any other related matter;

and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommended legislation be submitted to the 65th Session of the Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 141, SCR 53

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 53–Senators O’Donnell, Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg and Jones

FILE NUMBER 141

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Richard Rundle and commending him for his act of heroism in saving his friend’s life.

 

      whereas, Richard James Rundle was born on May 20, 1975; and

      whereas, A devotee of all sports, Richard and his father Bill, shared their love of sports by attending many college and professional games of baseball and basketball; and

      whereas, Although Richard had contracted diabetes when he was 2 years old, he never let his illness interfere with his life; and

      whereas, Richard was a “straight-A” student at Jo Mackey Sixth Grade Center; and

      whereas, On Monday, March 30, 1987, Richard James Rundle saved the life of his friend, Eli Scott, by pushing him out of the way of an oncoming car, but in doing so he sacrificed his own life; and

      whereas, An excerpt from an essay Richard wrote about his father is a fitting description of himself: “He’s tall and I’m small, but size has nothing to do with love; it’s how big your heart is that counts....”; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the members of the 64th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commend posthumously the courage and bravery of Richard James Rundle, a young boy with the heart of a giant; and be it further

      resolved, That the members of this Legislature hereby convey their sincere condolences to Richard’s parents William and Shirley Rundle of Las Vegas, his sister Sondra of Ohio, a stepsister Magda Nelson of Las Vegas and to Richard’s many friends, teachers and classmates; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to the parents of Richard James Rundle.

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FILE NUMBER 142, AJR 26

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 26–Committee on Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism

FILE NUMBER 142

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 9 of article 8 of the Nevada constitution to expand the provisions authorizing the state to lend its money and credit.

 

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 9 of article 8 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 9.  [The] 1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the State shall not donate or loan money, or its credit, subscribe to or be, interested in the Stock or equity of any company, association, or corporation, except corporations formed for educational or charitable purposes.

      2.  The State may be interested in the equity of a private company, association or corporation, if the legislature determines that to do so would further the economic development of the State and would be of economic benefit to the people of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 143, ACR 68

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 68–Committee on Education

FILE NUMBER 143

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the director of the Department of General Services to conduct an interim study relating to telecommunications in Nevada.

 

      whereas, A need exists throughout Nevada to provide, by means of the latest developments in telecommunications, additional instructional materials to enhance the educational opportunities of pupils in the public schools and to provide continuing education at the universities to professional persons within the state; and

      whereas, The system of telecommunications owned by the state and used by the state and local governmental entities is riddled with deficiencies and inefficiencies; and

      whereas, The states of Illinois, Indiana, New York and Wisconsin find that communications by fiber optics provide an efficient means for delivering educational materials and satisfying state and local needs for telecommunications; and

      whereas, A network of fiber optics provides the means of delivering publicly broadcasted programs throughout the state in accordance with the objectives of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24, of the 62nd session of the Nevada Legislature; and

 


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      whereas, A comprehensive study of the potential for the development of a network of fiber optics in the state would assist in serving the state’s educational and administrative needs for telecommunications; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the director of the Department of General Services conduct a study of the needs of the state relating to telecommunications; and be it further

      resolved, That the director of the Department of General Services work in cooperation with state agencies and local governmental subdivisions, public school districts, the University of Nevada System, public utilities and private organizations within the state in conducting this study; and be it further

      resolved, That the Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one member of the Assembly and the Majority Floor Leader of the Senate shall appoint one member of the Senate to serve as members of a technical advisory committee to provide advice to the director of the Department of General Services regarding the study; and be it further

      resolved, That the members of the advisory committee are entitled to receive the salary provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding session for each day they are actually engaged in the business of the committee; and be it further

      resolved, That the director of the Department of General Services, with the approval of the Interim Finance Committee, may receive money, grants, gifts and services related to this system of telecommunications; and be it further

      resolved, That the director of the Department of General Services shall report the results of the study and any recommended legislation to the 65th session of the Legislature and to the Governor; and be it further

      resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit a copy of this resolution to the director of the Department of General Services.

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FILE NUMBER 144, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Committee on Natural Resources

FILE NUMBER 144

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to continue to review the activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

 

      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 in protecting the region of the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

 


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      whereas, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27 of the 63rd session of the Nevada Legislature directed the Legislative Commission, under the auspices of the Joint Committee on Natural Resources, to appoint a subcommittee to review the activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; and

      whereas, The subcommittee to review the activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has held hearings to aid understanding of the State of Nevada’s concerns in the region, including regulation of land use and the problems of single-lot owners; and

      whereas, The legislative subcommittee has developed an understanding of the decision-making process of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; and

      whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has recently made substantial progress in reaching a settlement of long-standing problems with the development of a regional plan; and

      whereas, The legislative subcommittee will continue to enhance the “consensus-building process” of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Legislative Commission is hereby directed to reappoint 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 decisions of the agency; and

      5.  Any other interested organizations located within the region;

and be it further

      resolved, That the subcommittee submit a quarterly report of its activities to the Interim Finance Committee; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission report the results of its review to the 65th session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 145, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Committee on Commerce and Labor

FILE NUMBER 145

SENATE RESOLUTION–Directing the board of dental examiners of Nevada to investigate methods of providing affordable oral health care for older persons.

 

      whereas, Most older persons in Nevada are on a fixed income and cannot afford regular dental care; and

      whereas, They suffer from sores in the mouth, the reduced ability to chew, poor appearance and other physical and mental discomforts, and they incur a greater risk of having to wear dentures in the future as well as forego the protection provided by regular screening for oral disease; and

      whereas, Many older citizens need upper or lower dentures, or both; and

      whereas, There is a need for affordable dentures and related services for older persons in this state; and

      whereas, The board of dental examiners of Nevada has the responsibility of providing quality dental care for the benefit of the people of this state; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the board of dental examiners, with the assistance of the dental society, investigate various ways of providing affordable oral health care for older persons, including the provision of dental appliances when necessary; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the president of the board of dental examiners of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 146, AJR 42

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 42–Assemblymen Price, Dini, Fay, May, Tebbs, Brookman, Marvel, Myrna Williams, Spinello, Wisdom, Kerns, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Craddock, DuBois, Evans, Garner, Haller, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Sader, Spriggs, Swain, Thompson, Triggs, Carpenter, Freeman, Getto, Humke, Nevin, Nicholas, Sedway, Wendell Williams, Gaston, Callister and Thomas

FILE NUMBER 146

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Ceremonially ratifying the 26th amendment to the United States Constitution.

 

      whereas, The 26th amendment to the United States Constitution is an important extension of the 15th and the 19th amendments; and

      whereas, The right to vote, is a cherished privilege which we now share with our young patriots, those who give their lives for us during times of foreign conflict; and

 


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      whereas, This young, strong constituency is now given the opportunity to take its rightful place among those who create the future for the greatest country in the world; and

      whereas, We welcome this amendment for it is only right and fitting that those recognized as adults in so many ways be allowed to exercise this perfect and complete franchise; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That as three-fourths of the states of this union ratified the 26th amendment thereby making it a part of the United States Constitution, we celebrate its passage and hereby ceremoniously ratify it; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to 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.

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FILE NUMBER 147, SJR 21

Senate Joint Resolution No. 21–Senators Redelsperger, Gibson and Hickey

FILE NUMBER 147

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow the separate assessment and taxation of facilities for the storage or disposal of high-level radioactive waste and the property on which they are located.

 

      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.

      2.  Shares of stock, 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.

 


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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.

      6.  The legislature may exempt by law facilities for the storage or disposal of high-level radioactive waste and the property on which they are located from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, shall provide for a rate of assessment and taxation of the facilities and property. The amount of the tax must not exceed five cents on each dollar of the 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.

      [7.]8.  No inheritance tax shall ever be levied.

      [8.]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 148, SCR 48

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 48–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities

FILE NUMBER 148

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the county school districts and State Board of Education to include a course in family life as part of the basic curriculum for high school.

 

      whereas, One objective of education in high school is to provide pupils with skills to enable them to cope with the complicated challenge of living outside the protective environs of their own homes and families; and

 

 


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with skills to enable them to cope with the complicated challenge of living outside the protective environs of their own homes and families; and

      whereas, Teenagers are eager to become independent of this protective environment; and

      whereas, It is imperative that teenagers possess accurate information about the problems of maturing in a modern world; and

      whereas, A course taught in our public high schools concerning family life could assist these adults of tomorrow in bridging the gap between adolescence and maturity; and

      whereas, This course could include instruction in nutrition, intelligent selection of products for personal use or use in a household, organization and maintenance of a household, training and development of children and the maintenance of a harmonious relationship between members of a family; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, the assembly concurring, That the Legislature encourages the teaching of a course in Nevada’s public high schools concerning family life; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislature encourages every county school district and the State Board of Education to include a course of family living in its curriculum; and be it further

      resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate to the president of each county school board in the state and each member of the State Board of Education.

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FILE NUMBER 149, SR 9

Senate Resolution No. 9–Senators Raggio and Gibson

FILE NUMBER 149

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 Lawrence E. Jacobsen, Sue Wagner, Ann O’Connell, James I. Gibson, Nicholas J. Horn and John M. Vergiels are designated as the regular senate members of the legislative commission; Senators Kenneth K. Redelsperger and Charles W. Joerg are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senator Lawrence E. Jacobsen; Senators, Erik Beyer and William J. Raggio are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senator Sue Wagner; Senators Mike Malone and William R. O’Donnell are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senator Ann O’Connell; Senators Donald R. Mello, Raymond C. Shaffer and Bob Coffin are designated as the first, second and third alternate members, respectively, for Senators James I.

 


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second and third alternate members, respectively, for Senators James I. Gibson, Nicholas J. Horn and John M. Vergiels; 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. 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 that 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 150, ACR 18

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Assemblymen Myrna Williams, Wisdom, Getto, Dini, Lambert, Banner, Thomas, Thompson, Adler, Garner, Nevin, Fay, Haller, Kerns, Porter, Brookman, Freeman, Evans, Bergevin, DuBois, Arberry, Kissam, Craddock, Triggs, Humke, McGaughey, Nicholas and Sader

FILE NUMBER 150

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of the laws relating to the financing of public facilities and public works which accompany residential, commercial and industrial development in this state.

 

      whereas, Nevada is one of the fastest growing states in the nation; and

      whereas, The continued development of the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of Nevada’s economy is vitally important to the future of this state; and

      whereas, The cost of providing public facilities and public works as a part of each project is passed on to the consumer in the form of higher costs; and

      whereas, As a result of these higher prices, the ability to provide affordable housing in this state is in jeopardy; and

      whereas, Laws governing the methods used and methods which may be used to provide and finance these public facilities and public works need to be examined in order to ensure an equitable distribution of the costs of providing these public improvements; 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 comprehensive study of the laws governing the methods used to finance public facilities and public works which accompany new residential, commercial and industrial development in this state; and be it further

      resolved, That the study include:

      1.  An examination of the effect on new development of providing services for utilities, streets, disposal of sewage, parks and other public services and facilities;

      2.  An identification of all the methods and sources of funding authorized by the laws of this state, and the use or lack of use by local governments of these methods and sources of financing;

      3.  An evaluation of the projected need for services necessary to maintain existing facilities and sustain continued future development; and

      4.  An identification and examination of any new methods which may be used to finance public facilities and public works for residential, commercial and industrial development;

and be it further

      resolved, That the Governor is hereby directed to appoint nine persons as members of an advisory committee to assist the subcommittee appointed by the Legislative Commission to study the financing of public facilities and public works for residential, commercial and industrial development; and be it further

 


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      resolved, That the advisory committee consists of:

      1.  Three members involved in residential housing development;

      2.  Two members involved in commercial or industrial development;

      3.  Two members involved in local government;

      4.  One member representing public utilities; and

      5.  One member involved in the economic development of the state;

and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 65th session of the legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 151, ACR 24

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Assemblymen Myrna Williams, Wisdom, Banner, Carpenter, Brookman, McGaughey, Nicholas, Thomas, May, Dini, Spriggs, Haller, Humke, Nevin, Porter, Getto, Arberry, Tebbs, Callister, Evans, Freeman, Thompson, Swain, Garner, Sedway, Bergevin, DuBois, Adler, Kissam, Lambert, Craddock, Triggs, Spinello, Sader, Fay and Gaston

FILE NUMBER 151

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of the availability of low-income housing.

 

      whereas, The number of persons living below the poverty level in Nevada is increasing more rapidly than in any other state in the United States; and

      whereas, The demand for affordable housing far exceeds the supply; and

      whereas, The Tax Reform Act of 1986 is expected to create a substantial increase in rents and diminish incentives for builders to construct low-cost housing; and

      whereas, The capability of a person with a low income to purchase or rent decent, safe and sanitary housing in this state is of great concern to the Nevada Legislature; 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 to:

      1.  Determine the adequacy of the supply of affordable housing that is available to residents of Nevada who earn low incomes;

      2.  Recommend programs which would encourage the construction of affordable housing in Nevada; and

      3.  Identify potential sources of revenue which could be used to finance any recommended programs;

and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission is directed to submit a report of its findings, with any recommended policies, programs and proposed legislation, to the 65th session of the Nevada Legislature.

 


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of its findings, with any recommended policies, programs and proposed legislation, to the 65th session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 152, ACR 36

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 152

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of the preservation of Nevada’s cultural resources.

 

      whereas, Nevada’s cultural resources include the arts, the humanities, its history, and historical and archeological properties; and

      whereas, The preservation of these resources is critical to Nevada’s ability to compete in the areas of education, tourism and economic diversification; and

      whereas, Nevada faces a potential loss of federal money for cultural purposes; 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 to determine ways to preserve and promote these resources; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission may accept and use any gift or grant of money to aid it in carrying out the study; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 65th session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 153, ACR 47

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 47–Assemblymen Thompson, Bergevin, Garner, McGaughey, Freeman, Brookman, Kerns, Lambert, May, Adler, Banner, Craddock and Nevin

FILE NUMBER 153

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of the fiscal effects upon counties of the incorporation of cities under general law.

 

      whereas, The counties of this state have limited means by which to raise revenue to pay the costs of the services they provide; and

      whereas, A county rarely has sufficient reserves to cushion the effects of the incorporation of part of its territory; and

      whereas, Chapter 266 of NRS provides for incorporation at the request of the majority of qualified electors who are the owners of real property within the limits of the area to be incorporated; and

 

 


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of the majority of qualified electors who are the owners of real property within the limits of the area to be incorporated; and

      whereas, In practical effects this allows a small minority of voters to control the fate of the rest of the residents of the affected county; 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 comprehensive study of the fiscal effects upon the counties of the incorporation of cities by general law; and be it further

      resolved, That the study should include, but not be limited to:

      1.  Identifying the sources of revenue of the counties and the amounts derived from each source;

      2.  Evaluating the costs of the services required to be provided for and by the counties and the sources of revenue used to pay those costs;

      3.  Considering the manner in which general law currently provides for incorporation; and

      4.  Examining the practical effect such an incorporation has on the rest of the residents in the affected county;

and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommended legislation be submitted to the 65th session of the Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 154, ACR 55

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 55–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 154

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of the relationship between premiums and the actual cost to provide insurance.

 

      whereas, Insurance is a practical necessity of life for everyone; and

      whereas, The cost of insurance has skyrocketed in recent years; and

      whereas, Certain persons can no longer afford insurance coverage and therefore are unprotected should a catastrophe befall them; 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 comprehensive study of the relationship of premiums and related income to the actual costs and expenses of providing insurance; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission may consider the following kinds of insurance during its study:

      1.  Liability insurance provided to:

 


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      (a) Governmental agencies and political subdivisions of this state, including:

             (1) Cities and towns;

             (2) School districts; and

             (3) Other political subdivisions;

      (b) Public officers;

      (c) Establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold;

      (d) Facilities for the care of children;

      (e) Labor, fraternal or religious organizations; and

      (f) Officers or directors of organizations formed pursuant to Title 7 of NRS;

      2.  Liability insurance for:

      (a) Defective products;

      (b) Medical malpractice;

      (c) Malpractice of attorneys;

      (d) Malpractice of architects and engineers; and

      (e) Errors and omissions by other professionally qualified persons; and

      3.  Vehicle insurance, for:

      (a) Private vehicles;

      (b) Commercial vehicles;

      (c) Liability insurance; and

      (d) Insurance for related property damage;

and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission may require that insurers submit reports which include, without limitation, information specifically pertaining to this state or to an insurer in its entirety, in the aggregate or by type of insurance, and for a previous or current year, regarding:

      1.  Premiums directly written;

      2.  Premiums directly earned;

      3.  Number of policies issued;

      4.  Net investment income, using appropriate estimates when necessary;

      5.  Losses paid;

      6.  Losses incurred;

      7.  Loss reserves, including:

      (a) Losses unpaid on reported claims; and

      (b) Losses unpaid on incurred but not reported claims;

      8.  Number of claims, including:

      (a) Claims paid; and

      (b) Claims that have arisen but are unpaid;

      9.  Expenses for adjustment of losses, including allocated and unallocated losses;

      10.  Net underwriting gain or loss;

      11.  Net operation gain or loss, including net investment income; and

      12.  Any other information requested by the Legislative Commission;

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      resolved, That the Legislative Commission may also obtain, based upon an insurer in its entirety, information regarding:

      1.  Recoverable federal income tax;

      2.  Net unrealized capital gain or loss; and

      3.  All other expenses not specifically listed;

and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislative Commission is specifically empowered to subpena any records of an insurance company doing business in this state to further the objectives of the comprehensive study; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommended legislation be submitted to the 65th session of the Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 155, ACR 59

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 59–Assemblymen Spinello, Schofield, Marvel, Swain and Tebbs

FILE NUMBER 155

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study of the Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation Division of the Department of Human Resources.

 

      whereas, The services of the Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation Division of the Department of Human Resources affect many people; and

      whereas, Most of the persons served by this division are wards of the state and are, therefore, the responsibility of the state; and

      whereas, The efficiency and effectiveness of the management of this division in relation to its treatment of its clients is of the utmost importance to the 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 a comprehensive study of the Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation Division of the Department of Human Resources, its management and its treatment of clients; and be it further

      resolved, That the results of the study and any recommended legislation be submitted to the 65th session of the Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 156, AR 15

Assembly Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen Dini and Bergevin

FILE NUMBER 156

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 and the joint rules of the legislature, the following assemblymen are designated regular and alternate members of the legislative commission to serve until their successors are designated: Messrs. Joseph E. Dini, Jr., Robert M. Sader, James W. Schofield, Danny L. Thompson, Louis W. Bergevin and John B. DuBois are designated as the regular assembly members; Mr. Ernest E. Adler and Mrs. Vivian L. Freeman are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Joseph E. Dini, Jr.; Mr. Leonard V. Nevin and Mrs. Courtenay C. Swain are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Robert M. Sader; Mr. Gene T. Porter and Mrs. Eileen B. Brookman are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. James W. Schofield; Mr. John E. Jeffrey and Mrs. Jane A. Wisdom are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Danny L. Thompson; Mr. Bob L. Kerns and Mrs. Joan A. Lambert are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Louis W. Bergevin; and Mr. James W. McGaughey and Mr. Terry Tebbs are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. John B. DuBois.

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FILE NUMBER 157, AJR 1

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1–Assemblymen Haller, Nevin and Freeman

FILE NUMBER 157

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the constitution of the State of Nevada to permit the operation of lotteries under certain circumstances.

 

      resolved by the assembly and senate of the state of nevada, jointly, That section 24 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec: 24.  No lottery shall]

      Sec. 24.  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, no lottery may be authorized by this State, nor [shall the sale of] may lottery tickets be [allowed.] sold.

      2.  The State and the political subdivisions thereof shall not operate a lottery. The legislature may authorize persons engaged in charitable activities or activities not for profit to operate a lottery in the form of a raffle or drawing on their own behalf.

 


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raffle or drawing on their own behalf. All proceeds of the lottery, less expenses directly related to the operation of the lottery, must be used only to benefit charitable or nonprofit activities in this state. A charitable or nonprofit organization shall not employ or otherwise engage any person to organize or operate its lottery for compensation. The legislature may provide by law for the regulation of such lotteries.

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FILE NUMBER 158, AR 16

Assembly Resolution No. 16–Assemblymen Myrna Williams, Dini, Adler, Arberry, Banner, Bergevin, Brookman, Callister, Carpenter, Craddock, DuBois, Evans, Fay, Freeman, Garner, Gaston, Getto, Haller, Humke, Jeffrey, Kerns, Kissam, Lambert, McGaughey, Marvel, May, Nevin, Nicholas, Porter, Price, Sader, Schofield, Sedway, Spinello, Spriggs, Swain, Tebbs, Thomas, Thompson, Triggs, Wendell Williams, and Wisdom

FILE NUMBER 158

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commending attaches of Assembly for their dedication and hard work.

 

      whereas, The effective operation of any legislature is dependent upon the hard work and dedication of its staff; and

      whereas, The attaches 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 64th Session of the Nevada Legislature commend and thank Joan Anderson, Martha Barnes, Iris Bellinger, Jacqueline Belmont, Phyllis Berkson, Rebecca Boatwright, Dawnetta S. Brown, Morse Burley, Debra Campbell, Christy Canatsey, Mary Carel, Elaine Christofferson, Jeanie Davis, Betty Day, Carol Dickerson, Nancy Dickson, Roger Drum, Sally Dunfield, Jody Dunn, Jane Dunne, Ginger Eaton, Joan Eisner, Robert Elliott, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Kimberly L. Fry, Sandra Gagnier, Rodger J. Genereux, Sharon Hall, Patricia Hatch, Susan Hella, Martha Herndon, Frances Hill, JorJan Hopwood, Lavelle Johnson, Clare Jones, Kathryn Kaessner, Robert Kenneston, Cheri Kinsley, Martha Laird, Gloria Lohner, Yhvona Martin, Carol Martini, Jane Mathis, Sylvia Mays, Carole Miller, Carol Moore, David Mueller, Virginia Nevin, Kathryn Pereos, Valerie Perkins, Amy Phelps, Joe Pieretti, Shanna Pozzi, Marjorie Robertson, Christine Shaw, Joylyn Smith, Julene Smith, Vicki Stevens, Teresa Talley, Cheryl Thurston, Carol Troop, Kevin Uhart, Donna Wadey, Richard Williams and Heidi Wood.

 


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Cheryl Thurston, Carol Troop, Kevin Uhart, Donna Wadey, Richard Williams and Heidi Wood.

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FILE NUMBER 159, ACR 77

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 77–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining

FILE NUMBER 159

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to expedite the review of the program for the development in Lincoln County of a facility for the thermal destruction of hazardous waste.

 

      whereas, There is a serious need to develop alternative means of disposing of hazardous waste generated both inside and outside of this state; and

      whereas, The review and study of the establishment of a facility for the thermal destruction of hazardous waste can serve to demonstrate concern for the protection of the health and safety of the people of Nevada and reveal the potential economic advantages of this alternate method of disposal; and

      whereas, Lincoln County, Nevada, is uniquely situated for the construction of a facility for the thermal destruction of hazardous waste because of its geographic location and sparse population; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly of the state of nevada, the senate concurring, That the legislature urges the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to expedite the review of a program for the development of a facility for the thermal destruction of hazardous waste in Lincoln County; and be it further

      resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly shall prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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FILE NUMBER 160, SR 10

Senate Resolution No. 10–Senators Raggio, Jacobsen, Rawson, Gibson, Neal, Wagner, Mello, Hickey, Horn, Townsend, Vergiels, Rhoads, Redelsperger, O’Connell, Shaffer, Malone, Beyer, Coffin, Joerg, O’Donnell and Jones

FILE NUMBER 160

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commending the attaches of the Senate for their dedicated service during the 64th session of the Legislature.

 

      whereas, A competent and productive staff is required for a legislative body to carry out its responsibilities effectively; and

      whereas, The attaches appointed to the Senate for the 64th session of the Legislature have been enthusiastic and particularly competent and diligent in providing services to this body; and

      whereas, These persons have spent, sometimes at great personal sacrifice, many long days efficiently performing demanding duties; and

      whereas, Because of the capable manner in which those duties have been performed, the members of the Senate have been able to devote their entire time and energy to their deliberations; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate of the state of nevada, That the members of the Senate of the 64th session of the Nevada Legislature commend and express their appreciation to Lauren Arends, Clara Balmer, Aleta Bockewitz, Vernon E. Bunker, Flo Collier, Ed Cordisco, Nancy Dunn, Doris Fry, Greg Gardella, Shirley Hammon, Lucille Hill, Marilyn Hofmann, Mark Hofmann, Claire Jesse, Pam Jonkey, Linda Keaton, Lee-Ann Keever, Barbara Kightlinger, Jane King, Jan Lewellyn, Carol MacLeod, Penny Maple, Mary McNannay, Mary Jo Mongelli, Maxine Morrison, Barbara Morrow, Ann Moyle, Kim Nowling, Mary Ellen Patt, Sue Parkhurst, Mary Phillips, Ruth Pierini, Alfred Perondi, Oliver Perondi, Shirley Rains, Donna Reich, Derek Rowley, Joan Thran, Kit Vannoy, Cindy L. Vaughter, Jean Voights, Tammy Westergard and Susan Whitford for their hard work, efficiency and dedication 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 Secretary of the Senate to each attache of the Senate.

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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2472ê

 

FILE NUMBER 161, ACR 65

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 65–Assemblymen Price, Kerns, Fay, May, Thompson, Arberry, DuBois, Swain, Dini, Humke, Thomas, Freeman, Schofield, Nevin, Wisdom, Sedway, Banner, Carpenter, Gaston, Tebbs, Myrna Williams, Porter, Marvel, Callister, Brookman, Bergevin, Sader, Adler, Craddock, Haller, Garner, Spriggs, Wendell Williams, Triggs, Evans, Lambert, Kissam, Nicholas, Getto, Spinello, Jeffrey and McGaughey

FILE NUMBER 161

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 services to the 64th 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 64th 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

      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 162, AJR 47

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 47–Committee on Government Affairs

FILE NUMBER 162

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to authorize the states to regulate all gaming on Indian land except bingo and traditional Indian games.

 

      whereas, State and local regulation of public gaming is necessary to prevent the attraction of organized crime and other unsavory elements; and

      whereas, Public support for gaming is based upon the comprehensive regulation of that activity by state and local authorities; and

      whereas, The State of Nevada has more than 50 years of experience and acquired expertise in licensing and otherwise regulating public gaming; and

 


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      whereas, The various states have sufficient experience and expertise to regulate public gaming satisfactorily and in a more efficient manner than the Federal Government; and

      whereas, The fact that public gaming is currently allowed on Indian land in an unregulated manner threatens the welfare of the Indian tribes and of the public as a whole by permitting organized crime and other unsavory elements to proliferate in that unregulated setting; and

      whereas, The operation on Indian land of slot machines, mechanical gaming devices or mechanical-electrical video gaming devices, whether new forms of games or facsimiles of existing forms, are essentially alike and present the same threat to the public welfare; and

      whereas, A recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States clarifies the status of the law that, absent Congressional action, public gaming on Indian land will remain unregulated; and

      whereas, Recent Congressional debate appears to have resulted in a consensus that the forms of gaming other than bingo and traditional Indian games on Indian land should be subject to stringent regulation; and

      whereas, The problem presented by unrestricted gaming on Indian land can only be resolved by permitting the application of the laws and regulations of each state where that gaming is conducted; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the assembly and senate 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 to authorize the states to regulate, without permitting unfair discrimination, the operation of games other than bingo and traditional Indian games on Indian land; and be it further

      resolved, That the Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to authorize the states to prohibit the operation on Indian land of slot machines, mechanical gaming devices and mechanical-electrical video gaming devices, whether new forms of games or facsimiles of existing forms; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the members of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

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

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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2474ê

 

FILE NUMBER 163, SJR 5

Senate Joint Resolution No. 5–Senators Hickey, Gibson, Redelsperger, Mello, Horn, Coffin, Rawson, O’Connell, Joerg, O’Donnell, Beyer, Malone, Townsend, Neal, Vergiels, Shaffer and Raggio

FILE NUMBER 163

SENATE 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, 42 U.S.C. §§ 10101 to 10226, inclusive, 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

      whereas, 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 senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That, if Nevada is selected as the site for a facility for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, 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, bridges or railways built for or in any way associated with the facility and the repair and maintenance of roads, terminals, airports, bridges or railways damaged as a result of the construction, operation and closure of the facility.

 


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and maintenance of roads, terminals, airports, bridges 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

      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 Secretary of the Senate 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 164, SJR 19

Senate Joint Resolution No. 19–Committee on Natural Resources

FILE NUMBER 164

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to oppose the deactivation of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing at Nellis Air Force Base.

 

      whereas, The 474th Tactical Fighter Wing was created in 1943 and has been located at Nellis Air Force Base since 1968; and

 


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ê1987 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2476 (File Number 164, SJR 19)ê

 

      whereas, This wing served in World War II and also in Korea and Viet Nam receiving two Distinguished Unit Citations for its outstanding service in combat; and

      whereas, The wing is combat-ready and is earmarked for immediate deployment to Europe in case of a crisis in our national defense; and

      whereas, The disbanding or removal of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing from Nellis Air Force Base would pose threatening consequences to the nation’s security and the State of Nevada; and

      whereas, The House Armed Services Committee has included within the Military Construction Authorization Act of 1987 provisions which would forbid the Air Force from using any money to disband or move the wing from Nellis Air Force Base; now, therefore, be it

      resolved by the senate and assembly of the state of nevada, jointly, That members of the Nevada Legislature urge Congress to retain and support the language within the Military Construction Authorization Act of 1987 which requires that the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing remain intact at Nellis Air Force Base to protect the security of the nation; and be it further

      resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the Secretary of the Senate 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 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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