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CHAPTER 614, AB 679

Assembly Bill No. 679–Assemblymen Chowning, Spitler, Price, Arberry, Evans, Dini, Bennett, Batten, Segerblom, Perkins, Manendo, Close, Tripple, Carpenter, Ohrenschall, Freeman, Fettic, Allard, Giunchigliani, Buckley, Anderson, Humke, Krenzer, Bache, Monaghan, Sandoval, Ernaut, Nolan, Goldwater, Steel, Schneider, Neighbors, de Braga and Williams

CHAPTER 614

AN ACT relating to the division of child and family services of the department of human resources; authorizing the division to distribute the interest and income earned from money deposited into certain gift accounts to fund special activities for children in foster care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 423.130 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      423.130  1.  All gifts of money which the northern Nevada children’s home is authorized to accept must be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the northern Nevada children’s home’s gift account in the department of human resources’ gift fund.

      2.  All gifts of money which the southern Nevada children’s home is authorized to accept must be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the southern Nevada children’s home’s gift account in the department of human resources’ gift fund.

      3.  [Money] Except as otherwise provided in section 2 of this act, money in the gift accounts may be used:

      (a) For children’s home purposes; and

      (b) To benefit the children to whom shelter and care is provided under a contract entered into pursuant to NRS 423.147.

Each gift must be expended in accordance with the terms of the gift.

      4.  Each claim against the northern Nevada children’s home or the southern Nevada children’s home must be approved by the superintendent of the home to which it pertains before it is paid.

      Sec. 2.  Chapter 432 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  The interest and income earned on money in the northern Nevada children’s home’s gift account and the southern Nevada children’s home’s gift account deposited pursuant to NRS 423.130 may be distributed by the division to foster parents, upon request, on the basis of need, to pay the costs associated with participation by a child in foster care in intramural, recreational, social, school and sports-related activities, including, but not limited to, uniforms and equipment, the rental of musical instruments, registration fees and art lessons.

      2.  All requests for distributions of money pursuant to subsection 1 must be made to the division in writing. The person making the request must demonstrate that all other resources for money to pay for the activity have been exhausted.

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      (a) Shall not distribute more than $25,000 per year pursuant to this section.

      (b) Shall develop policies for the administration of this program.

      Sec. 3.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval or on June 30, 1995, whichever occurs earlier.

 

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CHAPTER 615, AB 691

Assembly Bill No. 691–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 615

AN ACT relating to state government; transferring the capitol police to the department of motor vehicles and public safety; revising the duties of the capitol police and the chief of the buildings and grounds division of the department of administration; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 481.053 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      481.053  1.  The governor shall appoint the peace officers’ standards and training committee.

      2.  The committee consists of seven members, one appointed from Clark County, one from Washoe County, three from any other counties, one from category II peace officers and one from category III peace officers. Members serve terms of 2 years from the date of appointment. Members serve without compensation but are entitled to the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided by law for state officers and employees generally.

      3.  The governor shall make the appointments from recommendations submitted by Clark County, Washoe County, professional organizations of sheriffs and police chiefs of this state, category II peace officers and category III peace officers.

      4.  The committee shall:

      (a) Meet at the call of the chairman, who must be elected by the members of the committee.

      (b) Provide for and encourage the training and education of peace officers in order to improve the system of criminal justice.

      (c) Adopt regulations establishing minimum standards for the certification and decertification, recruitment, selection and training of peace officers.

      (d) Make necessary inquiries to determine whether agencies of the state and of local governments are complying with standards set forth in its regulations.

      (e) Carry out the duties required of the committee pursuant to NRS 432B.610 and 432B.620.

      5.  Regulations adopted by the committee:

      (a) Apply to all agencies of the state and of local governments which employ persons as peace officers;


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      (b) Must require that all peace officers receive training in the handling of cases involving abuse or neglect of children or missing children; and

      (c) May require that training be carried on at institutions which it approves in those regulations.

      6.  The director may adopt regulations necessary for the operation of the committee and the enforcement of laws administered by the committee.

      7.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Category II peace officer” means:

             (1) The bailiff of the supreme court;

             (2) The bailiffs of the district courts, justices’ courts and municipal courts whose duties require them to carry weapons and make arrests;

             (3) Constables and their deputies whose official duties require them to carry weapons and make arrests;

             (4) Inspectors employed by the public service commission of Nevada who exercise those powers of enforcement conferred by chapters 704, 705 and 706 of NRS;

             (5) Parole and probation officers;

             (6) Special investigators who are employed full time by the office of any district attorney or the attorney general;

             (7) Investigators of arson for fire departments who are specially designated by the appointing authority;

             (8) The assistant and deputies of the state fire marshal;

             (9) The brand inspectors of the division of agriculture of the department of business and industry who exercise the powers of enforcement conferred in chapter 565 of NRS;

             (10) Investigators for the state forester firewarden who are specially designated by him and whose primary duties are the investigation of arson;

             (11) School police officers employed by the board of trustees of any county school district;

             (12) Agents of the state gaming control board who exercise the powers of enforcement specified in NRS 281.0353, 463.140 or 463.1405, except those agents whose duties relate primarily to auditing, accounting, the collection of taxes or license fees, or the investigation of applicants for licenses;

             (13) Investigators and administrators of the bureau of enforcement of the registration division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety who perform the duties specified in subsection 3 of NRS 481.048;

             (14) Officers and investigators of the section for the control of emissions from vehicles of the registration division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety who perform the duties specified in subsection 3 of NRS 481.0481;

             (15) Legislative police officers of the State of Nevada;

             (16) [Police officers of the buildings and grounds division of the department of administration;] The personnel of the capitol police division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety appointed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 331.140;

             (17) Parole counselors of the division of child and family services of the department of human resources;

             (18) Juvenile probation officers and deputy juvenile probation officers employed by the various judicial districts in Nevada or by a department of family, youth and juvenile services established pursuant to NRS 62.1264 whose official duties require them to enforce court orders on juvenile offenders and make arrests;

 


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family, youth and juvenile services established pursuant to NRS 62.1264 whose official duties require them to enforce court orders on juvenile offenders and make arrests;

             (19) Field investigators of the taxicab authority; and

             (20) Security officers employed full time by a city or county whose official duties require them to carry weapons and make arrests.

      (b) “Category III peace officer” means peace officers whose authority is limited to correctional services, and includes the superintendents and correctional officers of the department of prisons.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 481.067 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      481.067  1.  The department may include:

      (a) A registration division.

      (b) A drivers’ license division.

      (c) A Nevada highway patrol division.

      (d) An administrative services division.

      (e) An investigation division.

      (f) A division of emergency management.

      (g) A state fire marshal division.

      (h) A division of parole and probation.

      (i) A capitol police division.

      (j) Such other divisions as the director may from time to time establish.

      2.  Before he reorganizes the department, the director shall obtain the approval of:

      (a) The legislature, if it is in regular session; or

      (b) The interim finance committee, if the legislature is not in regular session.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 481.071 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      481.071  1.  Any change in the organization of the department may include the divisions, functions and responsibilities described in subsection 2 but must not include those described in paragraph (e) , [or] (h) or (i) of that subsection.

      2.  Unless the organization of the department is changed by the director, the primary functions and responsibilities of the specified divisions of the department are as follows:

      (a) The registration division shall:

             (1) Execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 482 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 482 of NRS and the provisions of any other laws;

             (2) Execute and administer the laws relative to the licensing of motor vehicle carriers and the use of public highways by those carriers as contained in chapter 706 of NRS;

            (3) Perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 706 of NRS and the provisions of any other laws;

             (4) Execute and administer the provisions of chapter 366 of NRS, relating to the imposition and collection of taxes on special fuels used for motor vehicles; and

             (5) Perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 366 of NRS and the provisions of any other laws.


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      (b) The drivers’ license division shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 483 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 483 of NRS and the provisions of any other laws.

      (c) The administrative services division shall furnish fiscal and accounting services to the director and the various divisions and advise and assist the director and the various divisions in carrying out their functions and responsibilities.

      (d) The investigation division shall:

             (1) Execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 453 of NRS relating to controlled substances and chapter 454 of NRS relating to dangerous drugs;

             (2) Assist the secretary of state in carrying out an investigation pursuant to NRS 293.124; and

             (3) Perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to this chapter and any other laws.

      (e) The Nevada highway patrol division shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 484 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to NRS 481.180 and the provisions of any other laws.

      (f) The division of emergency management shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 414 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 414 of NRS and the provisions of any other laws.

      (g) The state fire marshal division shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 477 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 477 of NRS and the provisions of any other laws.

      (h) The division of parole and probation shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapters 176 and 213 of NRS relating to parole and probation and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to those chapters and the provisions of any other law.

      (i) The capitol police division shall assist the chief of the buildings and grounds division of the department of administration in the enforcement of subsection 1 of NRS 331.140.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 481.083 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      481.083  1.  Except for the operation of the peace officers’ standards and training committee, the investigation division, the division of emergency management, the state fire marshal division , [and] the division of parole and probation [,] and the capitol police division of the department, money for the administration of the provisions of this chapter must be provided by direct legislative appropriation from the state highway fund upon the presentation of budgets in the manner required by law.

      2.  All money provided for the support of the department and its various divisions must be paid out on claims approved by the director in the same manner as other claims against the state are paid.


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      Sec. 5.  NRS 481.087 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      481.087  1.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the expenses incurred in the administration of this chapter and in the administration of the powers and duties provided in this chapter shall be deemed to be a cost of administration with respect to the operation of motor vehicles upon the public highways of this state.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to the expenses incurred in the administration of:

      (a) The investigation division;

      (b) The division of emergency management;

      (c) The state fire marshal division; [and]

      (d) The division of parole and probation [.] ; and

      (e) The capitol police division,

of the department.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 281.0323 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.0323  [1.] A legislative police officer of the State of Nevada has the powers of a peace officer when carrying out duties prescribed by the legislative commission.

      [2.  A police officer employed pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 331.060 by the chief of the buildings and grounds division of the department of administration has the powers of a peace officer.]

      Sec. 7.  NRS 281.0335 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.0335  1.  The following persons have the powers of a peace officer:

      (a) The director of the department of motor vehicles and public safety.

      (b) The chiefs of the divisions of the department of motor vehicles and public safety.

      (c) The deputy directors of the department of motor vehicles and public safety employed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 481.035.

      (d) The investigators and agents of the investigation division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety and any other officer or employee of that division whose principal duty is to enforce one or more laws of this state, and any person promoted from such a duty to a supervisory position related to such a duty.

      (e) The personnel of the capitol police division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety appointed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 331.140.

      2.  The personnel of the Nevada highway patrol appointed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 481.150 have the powers of a peace officer specified in NRS 481.150 and 481.180.

      3.  Administrators and investigators of the bureau of enforcement of the registration division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety have the powers of a peace officer to enforce any law of the State of Nevada in carrying out their duties under NRS 481.048.

      4.  Officers and investigators of the section for the control of emissions from vehicles of the registration division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety, appointed pursuant to NRS 481.0481, have the powers of peace officers in carrying out their duties under that section.


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      Sec. 8.  NRS 331.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      331.010  As used in NRS 331.010 to 331.150, inclusive, and section 1 of [this act:] Senate Bill No. 334 of this session, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Buildings and grounds division” means the buildings and grounds division of the department of administration.

      2.  “Chief” means the chief of the buildings and grounds division.

      3.  “Director” means the director of the department of administration.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 331.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      331.060  1.  The chief shall, within the limits of legislative appropriations, employ such clerks, engineers, electricians, painters, mechanics, janitors, gardeners [, police officers] and other persons as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of NRS 331.010 to 331.150, inclusive.

      2.  The employees shall perform duties as assigned by the chief.

      3.  The chief is responsible for the fitness and good conduct of all employees.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 331.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      331.140  1.  The chief shall take proper care to prevent any [theft, trespass on, or injury to the Capitol Building or its appurtenances, or any other building or part thereof] unlawful activity on or damage to any state property under his supervision and control, and [if any such theft, trespass or injury is committed, he shall cause the offender to be prosecuted therefor.] to protect the safety of any persons on that property.

      2.  The director of the department of motor vehicles and public safety shall appoint to the capitol police division of that department such personnel as may be necessary to assist the chief of the buildings and grounds division in the enforcement of subsection 1. The salaries and expenses of the personnel appointed pursuant to this subsection must, within the limits of legislative authorization, be paid out of the buildings and grounds operating fund.

      Sec. 11.  Section 19 of Assembly Bill No. 677 of this session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 19.  NRS 481.053 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       481.053  1.  The governor shall appoint the peace officers’ standards and training committee.

       2.  The committee consists of seven members, one appointed from Clark County, one from Washoe County, three from any other counties, one from category II peace officers and one from category III peace officers. Members serve terms of 2 years from the date of appointment. Members serve without compensation but are entitled to the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided by law for state officers and employees generally.

       3.  The governor shall make the appointments from recommendations submitted by Clark County, Washoe County, professional organizations of sheriffs and police chiefs of this state, category II peace officers and category III peace officers.

       4.  The committee shall:

       (a) Meet at the call of the chairman, who must be elected by the members of the committee.


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       (b) Provide for and encourage training and education of peace officers in order to improve the system of criminal justice.

       (c) Adopt regulations establishing minimum standards for certification and decertification, recruitment, selection and training of peace officers.

       (d) Make necessary inquiries to determine whether agencies of the state and of local governments are complying with standards set forth in its regulations.

       (e) Carry out the duties required of the committee pursuant to NRS 432B.610 and 432B.620.

       5.  Regulations adopted by the committee:

       (a) Apply to all agencies of the state and of local governments which employ persons as peace officers;

       (b) Must require that all peace officers receive training in the handling of cases involving abuse or neglect of children or missing children; and

       (c) May require that training be carried on at institutions which it approves in those regulations.

       6.  The director may adopt regulations necessary for the operation of the committee and the enforcement of laws administered by the committee.

       7.  As used in this section:

       (a) “Category II peace officer” means:

             (1) The bailiff of the supreme court;

             (2) The bailiffs of the district courts, justices’ courts and municipal courts whose duties require them to carry weapons and make arrests;

             (3) Constables and their deputies whose official duties require them to carry weapons and make arrests;

             (4) Inspectors employed by the public service commission of Nevada who exercise those powers of enforcement conferred by chapters 704, 705 and 706 of NRS;

             (5) Parole and probation officers;

             (6) Special investigators who are employed full time by the office of any district attorney or the attorney general;

             (7) Investigators of arson for fire departments who are specially designated by the appointing authority;

             (8) The assistant and deputies of the state fire marshal;

             (9) The brand inspectors of the division of agriculture of the department of business and industry who exercise the powers of enforcement conferred in chapter 565 of NRS;

             (10) Investigators for the state forester firewarden who are specially designated by him and whose primary duties are the investigation of arson;

             (11) School police officers employed by the board of trustees of any county school district;

             (12) Agents of the state gaming control board who exercise the powers of enforcement specified in NRS 281.0353, 463.140 or 463.1405, except those agents whose duties relate primarily to auditing, accounting, the collection of taxes or license fees, or the investigation of applicants for licenses;


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             (13) Investigators and administrators of the bureau of enforcement of the registration division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety who perform the duties specified in subsection 3 of NRS 481.048;

             (14) Officers and investigators of the section for the control of emissions from vehicles of the registration division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety who perform the duties specified in subsection 3 of NRS 481.0481;

             (15) Legislative police officers of the State of Nevada;

             (16) The personnel of the capitol police division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety appointed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 331.140;

             (17) Parole counselors of the division of child and family services of the department of human resources;

             (18) Juvenile probation officers and deputy juvenile probation officers employed by the various judicial districts in Nevada or by a department of family, youth and juvenile services established pursuant to NRS 62.1264 whose official duties require them to enforce court orders on juvenile offenders and make arrests;

             (19) Field investigators of the taxicab authority; [and]

             (20) Security officers employed full time by a city or county whose official duties require them to carry weapons and make arrests [.] ; and

             (21) The chief of a department of alternative sentencing created pursuant to section 9 of this act and the assistant alternative sentencing officers employed by that department.

       (b) “Category III peace officer” means peace officers whose authority is limited to correctional services, and includes the superintendents and correctional officers of the department of prisons.

      Sec. 12.  1.  This section and sections 1 to 7, inclusive, 9, 10 and 11 of this act become effective on July 1, 1995.

      2.  Section 8 of this act becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 616, AB 725

Assembly Bill No. 725–Assemblymen Arberry and Williams

CHAPTER 616

AN ACT relating to the state personnel system; revising the limitations on other employment for certain persons in the unclassified service of the state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 284 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      Except as otherwise provided in NRS 281.127, a person in the unclassified service of the state who has been appointed or employed for service in a department, division, agency or institution, other than a director of a department, may pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office for profit if:

      1.  The other employment does not conflict with the duties he is required to perform in his unclassified service;

      2.  The other employment does not conflict with the hours during which he is required to perform those duties; and

      3.  He has obtained the approval of his supervisor.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 213.1094 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1094  1.  The compensation, salaries and expenses of the executive secretary and employees of the board must be paid, upon certification by the secretary of the board, in the same manner as those of other state officers and employees.

      2.  [The chief parole and probation officer] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the chief shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 232.055 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.055  1.  The director shall appoint two assistant directors of the department and shall assign their duties.

      2.  Each assistant director is in the unclassified service of the state.

      3.  [Each] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, each assistant director shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 232.139 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.139  The chiefs of the divisions of the department may each appoint a deputy and a chief assistant in the unclassified service of the state. [Each] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, each deputy and chief assistant shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 232.217 is hereby amended to read as follows:

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      1.  Budget division;

      2.  Buildings and grounds division;

      3.  Purchasing division;

      4.  State printing and micrographics division; and

      5.  Motor pool division if separately established,

may appoint a deputy and a chief assistant in the unclassified service of the state, who shall not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation [.] except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 232.340 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.340  The chief of each division of the department:

      1.  Is in the unclassified service of the state unless federal law or regulation requires otherwise.

      2.  Shall administer the provisions of law relating to his division, subject to the administrative supervision of the director.

      3.  [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 232.460 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.460  The chief of each bureau of the division shall:

      1.  Administer the provisions of law relating to his bureau, subject to the administrative supervision of the administrator.

      2.  [Devote] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 232.530 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.530  The chief of each of the divisions of the department:

      1.  Is in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  Shall administer the provisions of law relating to his division, subject to the administrative supervision of the director.

      3.  [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit, except for temporary and part-time teaching duties on a university campus.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 232.535 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.535  1.  The chiefs of the divisions of the department may appoint assistants within the limits of the money available for each position and subject to the approval of the director.

      2.  These assistants are in the unclassified service of the state. [Each] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, each assistant shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 232.610 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.610  The administrator:

      1.  Is appointed by, is responsible to and serves at the pleasure of the director.

      2.  Is in the unclassified service of the state.

      3.  [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation.


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      4.  Must have responsible administrative experience in public or business administration or possess broad management skills in areas related to the functions of the division.

      5.  Must have the demonstrated ability to administer a major public agency in the field of industrial relations. His knowledge and abilities must include:

      (a) A comprehensive knowledge of administrative principles and a working knowledge of broad principles relating to the subject matters under his administrative direction;

      (b) An administrative ability to assess the adequacy of agency operations and the protection of the public interest as related to the subject fields; and

      (c) An ability to organize and present oral and written communication to the governor, the legislature, and other pertinent officials or other persons.

      6.  Must possess a background which indicates that he can impartially serve the interest of both employees and employers.

      7.  Must not, at the time of his appointment or at any time during his term of office:

      (a) Be an officer, director or employee, or have any personal or private interest in any operating mine, mill, smelter or ore reduction plant or the products thereof;

      (b) Hold, directly or indirectly, any financial interest in any company, partnership, organization or corporation or subsidiary of a corporation, which owns, operates or has a financial interest in any mines which are subject to the provisions of chapter 512 of NRS; or

      (c) Be an officer or employee of any labor organization.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 232.630 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.630  1.  The administrator may appoint such assistant administrators of the division as necessary for the administration of the division and assign the duties of the assistant administrators.

      2.  An assistant administrator is in the unclassified service of the state.

      3.  [An] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, an assistant administrator shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 232.825 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.825  The commissioner:

      1.  May appoint two deputies. The deputies are in the unclassified service of the state. [Each] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, each deputy shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      2.  Is responsible for the administration of the provisions of Title 57 of NRS, and all other provisions of law relating to the functions of the division.

      3.  May employ such staff as is necessary for the performance of his duties.

      4.  Has such other powers and duties as are provided by law.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 341.100 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      341.100  1.  The board may appoint a manager. The manager, with the approval of the board, may appoint a deputy for professional services and a deputy for administrative, fiscal and constructional services. In addition, the manager may appoint such other technical and clerical assistants as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter.


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      2.  The manager and his deputies are in the unclassified service of the state. [Each] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the manager and each deputy shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      3.  The manager and his deputy for professional services must each be a registered professional engineer pursuant to the provisions of chapter 625 of NRS or an architect licensed under the provisions of chapter 623 of NRS. The deputy manager for administrative, fiscal and constructional services must have a comprehensive knowledge of principles of administration and a working knowledge of principles of engineering or architecture as determined by the board.

      4.  The manager shall:

      (a) Serve as the secretary of the board.

      (b) Manage the daily affairs of the board.

      (c) Represent the board before the legislature.

      (d) Prepare and submit to the board, for its approval, the recommended priority for proposed capital improvement projects and provide the board with an estimate of the cost of each [such] project.

      (e) Make recommendations to the board for the selection of architects, engineers and contractors.

      (f) Make recommendations to the board regarding the acceptance of completed projects.

      (g) Advise the board and the legislature, or the interim finance committee if the legislature is not in session, on a monthly basis of the progress of all public works projects which are a part of the approved capital improvement program.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 381.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      381.120  1.  The governor shall appoint a director from a list of three names submitted by the board and the administrator. The director must have:

      (a) An advanced degree in science or history; and

      (b) At least 3 years’ experience in managing a museum.

      2.  The director may employ and fix the duties, powers and conditions of employment of necessary curators, assistants, janitors, laborers, guards and employees of the Nevada state museum.

      3.  Except for the director and two assistants, all employees of the Nevada state museum whose salaries are paid from the general fund appropriation are in the classified service of the state. The director is in the unclassified service. The director may, within the limits of legislative appropriation, fix the annual salaries of the two assistants.

      4.  When any employee is required to perform any travel in conjunction with his duties and at the specific instruction of his supervisor, he is entitled to receive his expenses.

      5.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the director shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 381.405 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      381.405  1.  The administrator shall appoint a director of the Nevada museum and historical society. The director must have:


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      (a) An advanced degree in science or history; and

      (b) At least 3 years’ experience in managing a museum.

      2.  The director may employ and fix the duties, powers and conditions of employment of necessary curators, assistants, janitors, laborers, guards and employees of the Nevada museum and historical society.

      3.  The director is in the unclassified service.

      4.  When any employee is required to perform any travel in conjunction with his duties and at the specific instruction of his supervisor, he is entitled to receive his expenses.

      5.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the director shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 407.045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      407.045  1.  The salary of the administrator may be apportioned and paid from any money available to the division, unless otherwise provided by law.

      2.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the administrator shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 407.055 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      407.055  1.  The administrator may designate an employee or employees of the division to act as his deputy or deputies. In case of the absence of the administrator, or his inability from any cause to discharge the powers and duties of his office, such powers and duties [shall] devolve upon his deputy or deputies.

      2.  Deputies shall receive annual salaries in the amounts determined pursuant to statute.

      3.  [Each] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, each deputy shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 18.  NRS 417.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      417.060  The commissioner and deputy commissioner are in the unclassified service of the state. [Each] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, each shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 19.  NRS 433A.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      433A.040  [An] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, an administrative officer shall devote his entire time to the duties of his position and shall have no other gainful employment or occupation, but he may attend seminars, act as a consultant and give lectures relating to his profession and accept appropriate stipends for the seminars, consultations and lectures.

      Sec. 20.  NRS 439.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      439.110  1.  Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act and subsection 2 [,] of this section, the state health officer shall devote his full time to his official duties and shall not engage in any other business or occupation.


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      2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of NRS 281.127, the state health officer may cooperate with the University and Community College System of Nevada in the preparation and teaching of preservice professional workers in public health, and in a program providing additional professional preparation for public health workers employed by the State of Nevada.

      Sec. 21.  NRS 459.0096 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      459.0096  1.  The administrator of each division shall administer the provisions of law relating to his division under the supervision of the executive director.

      2.  The executive director and the administrator of each division:

      (a) Are in the unclassified service of the state.

      (b) [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote their full time to the business of the agency and not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation.

      Sec. 22.  NRS 472.025 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      472.025  1.  The state forester firewarden is in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  [He] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, he shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 23.  NRS 481.035 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      481.035  1.  The director:

      (a) Is appointed by the governor. He must be selected with special reference to his training, experience, capacity and interest in the field of administering laws relating to motor vehicles and public safety.

      (b) Is entitled to hold office for a term of 4 years from and after his appointment or until his successor is appointed.

      (c) Is in the unclassified service of the state.

      (d) Shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      2.  The director may employ two deputy directors, one responsible for the administration of the laws relating to motor vehicles and one responsible for the administration of the laws relating to public safety. Each deputy:

      (a) Must be selected with special reference to his training, experience, capacity and interest in the field of his responsibility.

      (b) Is in the unclassified service of the state.

      (c) [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 24.  NRS 501.337 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      501.337  The administrator shall:

      1.  Carry out the policies and regulations of the commission.

      2.  Direct and supervise all administrative and operational activities of the division, and all programs administered by the division as provided by law. [He] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the administrator shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office and shall not follow any other gainful employment or occupation.


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      3.  Within such limitations as may be provided by law, organize the division and, from time to time, alter the organization and reassign responsibilities and duties as he may deem appropriate.

      4.  Appoint or remove such technical, clerical and operational staff as the execution of his duties and the operation of the division may require, and all those employees are responsible to him for the proper carrying out of the duties and responsibilities of their respective positions. The administrator shall designate a number of employees as game wardens and provide for their training.

      5.  Submit technical and other reports to the commission as may be necessary or as may be requested, which will enable the commission to establish policy and regulations.

      6.  Prepare the biennial budget of the division consistent with the provisions of this Title and chapter 488 of NRS.

      7.  Administer real property assigned to the division.

      8.  Maintain full control, by proper methods and inventories, of all personal property of the state acquired and held for the purposes contemplated by this Title and by chapter 488 of NRS.

      9.  Act as nonvoting secretary to the commission.

      Sec. 25.  NRS 513.083 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      513.083  1.  The chief administrative officer of the division is the administrator, who must be appointed by the director of the department of business and industry from a list of three nominees selected by the commission.

      2.  The administrator of the division:

      (a) Must be a graduate of an accredited college or university and have substantial experience as an administrator or at least 5 years’ experience in the exploration for or the production or conservation of minerals.

      (b) Is in the unclassified service of the state.

      (c) [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote his entire time and attention to his duties as a public officer and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 26.  NRS 532.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      532.060  1.  The state engineer is in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  [He] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, he shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 27.  NRS 540.041 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      540.041  1.  The administrator:

      (a) Must be selected with special reference to his training, experience, capability and interest in the field of water resource planning.

      (b) [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      (c) Shall coordinate the activities of the division.

      2.  The administrator is responsible for the administration of all provisions of law relating to the functions of the division.

      3.  The administrator may employ, within the limits of legislative appropriations, such staff as is necessary to the performance of his duties.


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      Sec. 28.  NRS 561.145 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      561.145  1.  The administrator shall direct and supervise all administrative and technical activities of the division, and all programs administered by the division as provided by law. [He] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the administrator shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office, and shall follow no other gainful employment or occupation.

      2.  The administrator may, within such limitations as may be provided by law, organize the division into various bureaus and, from time to time, alter such organization and reassign responsibilities and duties as he may deem appropriate.

      3.  The administrator shall:

      (a) Coordinate the activities of the various bureaus of the department.

      (b) Report to the board upon all matters pertaining to the administration of the division.

      (c) Submit a biennial report to the governor, the legislature and the board of the work of the division, with recommendations that he may deem necessary. The report must set forth the facts relating to the condition of the livestock, agriculture and related industries in the State of Nevada.

      Sec. 29.  NRS 607.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      607.030  1.  The labor commissioner is in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  [He] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, he shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 30.  NRS 607.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      607.050  1.  The labor commissioner shall employ a deputy, who is in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  If admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nevada, the deputy has all the powers of the district attorneys of the several counties in this state in the prosecution of all claims and actions originating with the labor commissioner by appropriate action in the courts of this state, when the labor commissioner is charged with the enforcement of those laws.

      3.  The deputy shall act under the direction of the labor commissioner, and in the performance of his duties he is responsible to the labor commissioner.

      4.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the deputy shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 31.  NRS 612.215 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      612.215  1.  The division is administered by a full-time salaried administrator, who is appointed by the director of the department of employment, training and rehabilitation and who serves at the pleasure of the director.

      2.  The administrator:

      (a) Is in the unclassified service of the state.

      (b) Has full administrative authority with respect to the operation and functions of the unemployment compensation service and the state employment service.

      (c) [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.


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      Sec. 32.  NRS 616.1719 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.1719  [The] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the manager and assistant managers shall not pursue any other business or occupation or perform the duties of any other office of profit unless on leave approved in advance. The manager and assistant managers shall not participate in any business enterprise or investment in real or personal property if the system owns or has a direct financial interest in that enterprise or property.

      Sec. 33.  NRS 618.255 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      618.255  1.  The division may employ such qualified employees as in the opinion of the administrator are necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  Any safety and health representative employed by the division must have practical experience in the field of construction, trade, craft, technical skill, profession or industry in which his services are required.

      3.  The administrator and other employees of the division must not be financially interested in any business interfering with, or inconsistent with, their duties. [They] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the administrator and other employees of the division shall give their entire time to the business of the division and shall not pursue any other business or vocation or hold any office of profit.

      4.  An employee of the division shall not serve on any committee of any political party.

      Sec. 34.  NRS 658.021 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      658.021  The commissioner:

      1.  Must be a person who has had practical experience in banking, savings and loan associations or other financial institutions.

      2.  [Shall] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 35.  NRS 679B.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      679B.080  1.  The director of the department of business and industry shall designate an acting commissioner when the office of commissioner is vacant or when the commissioner is unable to perform his duties because of mental or physical disability.

      2.  The commissioner shall designate one of his deputies to serve as acting commissioner in the commissioner’s absence.

      3.  The deputies have such powers and duties as the commissioner delegates and assigns to them.

      4.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the deputies shall devote their full time to the division.

      Sec. 36.  NRS 706.882 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      706.882  1.  The director of the department of business and industry shall appoint a taxicab administrator from a list of three names submitted to him by the taxicab authority. The administrator serves at the pleasure of the director. The administrator is in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  The taxicab authority may remove the administrator for good cause shown.


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      3.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in section 1 of this act, the taxicab administrator shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 37.  Section 2 of Assembly Bill No. 24 of this session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 2.  1.  The office of financial management, training and controls is hereby created within the department of administration.

       2.  The director shall appoint a chief of the office. The chief is in the unclassified service of the state and , except as otherwise provided in section 1 of Assembly Bill No. 725 of this session, shall not engage in any other gainful employment or occupation.

       3.  The chief must:

       (a) Be a certified public accountant licensed by this state or a public accountant qualified pursuant to chapter 628 of NRS to practice public accounting in this state; and

       (b) Have at least 5 years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience performing internal audits or postaudits. The auditing experience must consist of audits of governmental entities or of private business organizations, whether or not organized for profit.

       4.  The chief may employ, within the limits of legislative appropriations, such staff as is necessary to the performance of his duties. The chief shall not limit his own work assignments to administrative duties.

      Sec. 38.  1.  This section and sections 1 to 36, inclusive, and 39 of this act, become effective upon passage and approval.

      2.  Section 37 of this act becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1995.

      Sec. 39.  The legislative counsel shall, in preparing the supplement to the Nevada Revised Statutes with respect to any section which is not amended by this act or is further amended or adopted by another act, change any section which conflicts with the provisions of section 1 of this act to comply with those provisions.

 

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CHAPTER 617, AB 735

Assembly Bill No. 735–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 617

AN ACT relating to the legislature; increasing and establishing the compensation of certain employees of the senate and assembly; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 218.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.230  1.  There must be paid to the several employees of the senate and assembly, for all services rendered by them under the provisions of this chapter, the following sums of money for each day’s employment and no more:

 


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chapter, the following sums of money for each day’s employment and no more:

 

                                                                  Senate

 

Assistant director of bill services........................................... [$65]       $70

Assistant secretary..................................................................... [96]       103

Assistant sergeant at arms........................................................ [72]          77

Bill clerk......................................................................................... [55]          59

Committee secretary.................................................................... [78]          83

Deputy sergeant at arms..................................................................           83

Director of bill services............................................................... [70]          75

Director of clerical services........................................................ [89]          97

Executive assistant...........................................................................           95

History clerk................................................................................. [89]          95

Journal clerk................................................................................. [89]          95

Minute clerk................................................................................. [89]          95

Page............................................................................................... [55]          59

Secretary.............................................................................................           75

Senior committee secretary........................................................ [85]          91

Senior page................................................................................... [66]          71

Sergeant at arms............................................................................ [91

Stenographers............................................................................. $70]          97

Typist............................................................................................ [60]          64

 

                                                               Assembly

 

Assistant chief clerk................................................................. [$96]     $103

Assistant sergeant at arms........................................................ [72]          77

Assistant supervisor of bill clerks............................................ [65]          70

Bill clerk......................................................................................... [55]          59

Committee secretary.................................................................... [78]          83

Deputy sergeant at arms..................................................................           83

Executive assistant...........................................................................           95

History clerk................................................................................. [89]          95

Journal clerk................................................................................. [89]          95

Minute clerk................................................................................. [89]          95

Page............................................................................................... [55]          59

Secretary....................................................................................... [70]          75

Senior committee secretary........................................................ [85]          91

Senior page................................................................................... [66]          71

Sergeant at arms.......................................................................... [91]          97

Supervisor of bill clerks.............................................................. [70]          75

Supervisor of secretarial staff.................................................... [89]          97

Typist............................................................................................ [60]          64


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      2.  During periods of adjournment to a day certain, employees of the legislature whose service is required shall perform duties as assigned and are entitled to be paid the amount specified in this section for each day of service.

 

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CHAPTER 618, AB 736

Assembly Bill No. 736–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 618

AN ACT relating to state employees; establishing the maximum allowed salaries for employees in the unclassified service of the state; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  The following state officers and employees in the unclassified service of the State of Nevada are entitled to receive annual salaries of not more than the approximate maximum amounts set forth following their specified titles or positions:

 

                                                                                                       Approximate

                                                                                                           Annual

       Title or Position                                                                         Salary

 

      1.  Office of the governor:

Chief of staff......................................................................      $80,950

Executive assistant...........................................................        63,842

Executive assistant...........................................................        41,679

Employee relations officer...............................................        47,813

Regulatory analyst............................................................        57,002

Executive assistant (each)...............................................        44,177

Executive assistant...........................................................        40,076

Executive assistant...........................................................        53,263

Administrative assistant..................................................        38,726

Secretary to governor.......................................................        34,088

Administrative secretary (each)......................................        26,933

Science advisor.................................................................        85,000

Executive director, nuclear projects...............................        58,670

Chief, technical programs, nuclear projects..................        53,377

Chief of planning, nuclear projects................................        50,538

Planner, nuclear projects (each)......................................        44,974

Planner/researcher, nuclear projects..............................        42,361

Technical coordinator, nuclear projects........................        44,974

      2.  Office of the lieutenant governor:

Chief of staff......................................................................      $39,200

Assistant to the lieutenant governor............................. 37,500 Executive secretary             26,666

 


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Executive secretary...........................................................        26,666

Administrative secretary..................................................        25,894

      3.  Office of the secretary of state:

Chief deputy......................................................................      $57,720

Coordinator, corporate filing...........................................        41,036

Deputy secretary of state, securities.............................        57,720

Deputy secretary of state, elections..............................        39,749

      4.  Office of the state treasurer:

Chief deputy state treasurer............................................      $62,253

Deputy state treasurer, operations.................................        50,389

Deputy state treasurer, investments..............................        58,706

Deputy state treasurer, cash management....................        58,706

      5.  Office of controller:

Chief deputy controller....................................................      $67,511

Assistant controller..........................................................        48,780

      6.  Office of the attorney general:

(a)       Attorney general’s office:

Assistant attorney general..............................................      $80,562

Solicitor general.................................................................        77,340

Assistant solicitor general...............................................        67,345

Chief deputy attorney general – Las Vegas..................        77,340

Chief deputy attorney general (each)............................        74,118

Children’s advocate..........................................................        67,345

Senior deputy attorney general (each)..........................        67,345

Deputy attorney general (each)......................................        59,737

Chief, Medicaid fraud unit...............................................        71,760

Chief investigator..............................................................        47,500

Senior investigator (each)................................................        42,382

Investigator (each)............................................................        40,203

Administrative assistant..................................................        37,703

Supervisor, office services..............................................        48,440

Legal researcher (each)....................................................        27,370

Senior legal researcher (each).........................................        32,254

Capital case coordinator..................................................        59,737

Supervising insurance fraud investigator.....................        42,382

Insurance investigator (each).........................................        40,203

Chief workers’ compensation fraud investigator.........        48,440

Deputy chief workers’ compensation fraud investigator               ...................................................................... 45,240

Senior workers’ compensation fraud investigator (each)              ...................................................................... 42,382

Workers’ compensation fraud investigator (each)......        40,203

Crime prevention coordinator.........................................        33,512

(b)      Office of advocate for customers of public utilities:

Consumer’s advocate.......................................................      $71,760

Staff counsel......................................................................        69,680

Assistant staff counsel....................................................        62,400

Economist...........................................................................        59,850

Senior regulatory analyst.................................................        58,260 Administrative assistant.....................    32,254

 


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Administrative assistant..................................................        32,254

Assistant staff counsel....................................................        62,400

Regulatory analyst............................................................        49,970

Technical staff manager...................................................        62,400

Engineer..............................................................................        56,216

(c)       Private investigators licensing board:

Executive director..............................................................      $43,660

      7.  Department of administration:

Director...............................................................................      $84,188

Deputy budget administrator..........................................        67,511

Chief assistant budget administrator.............................        53,036

Senior appeals officer.......................................................        74,118

Appeals officer, hearings (each).....................................        67,345

Hearing officer (each).......................................................        46,320

Chief assistant, planning.................................................        55,688

Director, Clear Creek.........................................................        37,548

Chief, financial management, training and controls.....        62,400

Risk manager......................................................................        67,345

Administrator, motor pool...............................................        49,402

Manager, public works board.........................................        77,868

Deputy manager, public works board............................        63,164

Deputy manager, public works board............................        67,879

      8.  Department of business and industry:

Director...............................................................................      $84,188

Deputy director.................................................................        47,813

Commissioner of financial institutions..........................        63,081

Deputy commissioner, financial institutions (each)....        53,263

Certified public accountant, financial institutions.......        46,222

Administrator, manufactured housing...........................        50,670

Administrator, real estate.................................................        51,491

Deputy administrator, real estate....................................        42,562

Administrator, unclaimed property................................        47,357

Chief, consumer services.................................................        71,653

Commissioner, consumer affairs.....................................        50,354

Administrator, housing....................................................        60,078

Deputy administrator, housing.......................................        50,354

Chief assistant, housing..................................................        38,613

Chief accountant, housing..............................................        47,813

Commissioner, insurance.................................................        72,797

Deputy commissioner, insurance (each).......................        51,447

Administrator, office for hospital patients....................        36,764

Taxicab administrator.......................................................        52,671

Administrator, industrial relations..................................        68,734

Assistant administrator, industrial relations.................        60,759

Attorney, industrial relations (each)..............................        60,907

Senior attorney, industrial relations...............................        67,345

Assistant administrator, industrial insurance regulation               58,829 Assistant administrator, industrial safety and health enforcement............................    55,307

 


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Assistant administrator, industrial safety and health enforcement   ...................................................................... 55,307

Assistant administrator, preventative safety...............        55,307

Assistant administrator, mine inspection......................        52,000

Attorney for injured workers...........................................        69,935

Deputy attorney for injured workers..............................        64,392

Deputy attorney for injured workers (each)..................        53,660

Deputy attorney for injured workers (each)..................        62,035

Director, rural housing.....................................................        45,427

Commissioner, employee-management relations board                 ...................................................................... 50,311

Secretary, employee-management relations board......        25,554

Administrator, minerals....................................................        67,600

Deputy administrator, minerals.......................................        54,080

Chief, Las Vegas office, minerals....................................        42,000

Program assistant, minerals.............................................        26,499

Chief for dangerous mines...............................................        44,284

Chief for (mine) regulation...............................................        44,284

Field specialist, minerals..................................................        39,749

Assistant field specialist, minerals.................................        29,120

Chief associate, small business......................................        41,793

Associate, small business (each)...................................        38,159

Executive director, state dairy commission...................        53,036

Administrator, agriculture................................................        62,400

Chief, agriculture, brand inspection...............................        45,760

Chief, agriculture, veterinary services...........................        74,880

Chief, agriculture, plant industry....................................        61,031

Labor commissioner..........................................................        49,175

Deputy labor commissioner.............................................        32,367

Chief assistant labor commissioner................................        27,596

Executive director, athletic commission.........................        55,120

Chairman, committee on employment of people with disabilities ...................................................................... 46,532

      9.  State department of conservation and natural resources:

Director...............................................................................      $84,188

Administrator, environmental protection......................        78,000

State engineer (water resources)....................................        78,000

State forester firewarden..................................................        67,600

Administrator, state parks...............................................        65,195

Administrator, state lands...............................................        60,240

District supervisor, water commissioners, water resources           ...................................................................... 46,800

Executive director, wild horse commission...................        37,932

Administrator, water planning........................................        60,817

Administrator, wildlife......................................................        66,407

Deputy administrator, wildlife.........................................        62,997

      10.  Commission on economic development:

Executive director..............................................................      $74,360

Deputy director................................................................. 56,671 Senior associate, industrial development (each)         ................................................. 49,970

 


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Senior associate, industrial development (each)..........        49,970

Supervisor, grant projects (each)...................................        47,701

Grant project analyst (each)............................................        38,159

Director, film.......................................................................        56,359

Senior associate, film........................................................        49,970

Associate, film (each).......................................................        43,950

Program specialist (each).................................................        38,691

      11.  Department of education:

Superintendent of public instruction.............................      $84,188

Deputy superintendent of instruction, research and evaluative services..................................................................        67,493

Deputy superintendent for administrative and fiscal services      ...................................................................... 64,280

      12.  Department of employment, training and rehabilitation:

Director, employment, training and rehabilitation........      $84,188

Administrator, rehabilitation division............................        64,480

Chief, alcohol and drug abuse........................................        55,535

Chief, services to the blind..............................................        55,535

Chief, vocational rehabilitation.......................................        55,535

Administrator, employment security..............................        69,317

Director, state job training office....................................        52,000

Executive director, equal rights commission.................        55,422

Director, state occupational information coordinating committee     ...................................................................... 44,633

Executive director, commission for national and community services.................................................................................        34,764

      13.  State gaming control board:

Chairman, gaming control board.....................................      $95,000

Member, gaming control board (each)...........................        88,335

Chief, investigation...........................................................        61,895

Chief, enforcement............................................................        61,895

Chief, audit.........................................................................        61,895

Chief, corporate securities...............................................        61,895

Chief, tax and license........................................................        61,895

Chief, administration.........................................................        61,895

Chief deputy, administration...........................................        56,528

Executive secretary, gaming commission......................        56,216

Manager, electronics lab..................................................        58,601

Chief electronics................................................................        61,895

Electronics engineer (each).............................................        58,601

Electronic lab engineer (each).........................................        50,800

Digital circuits engineer (each).......................................        50,800

Coordinator, applicant services......................................        54,626

Chief deputy, enforcement (each)..................................        56,216

Chief deputy, audit (each)...............................................        56,216

Chief deputy, investigations (each)...............................        56,216

Senior programmer analyst (each)..................................        47,656

Hearings officer (each).....................................................        50,835

Administrative coordinator.............................................        49,970 Business manager...............................    53,945

 


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Business manager.............................................................        53,945

Systems programmer (each)............................................        50,679

Supervisor, investigations (each)...................................        49,970

Supervisor, enforcement (each)......................................        49,970

Supervisor, corporate securities (each).........................        49,970

Supervisor, audit (each)...................................................        49,970

Supervisor, tax and license (each)..................................        49,970

Supervisor (each)..............................................................        49,970

Management analyst (each)............................................        48,266

District office manager (each).........................................        50,835

Supervisor, programming.................................................        49,970

Senior agent, corporate securities (each)......................        45,086

Senior agent, investigation (each)..................................        45,086

Training officer..................................................................        50,835

Senior agent, audit (each)................................................        45,086

Senior agent, tax and license (each)...............................        45,086

Electronics specialist (each)............................................        43,497

Senior agent, enforcement (each)...................................        45,086

Intelligence analyst (each)...............................................        45,086

Agent, corporate securities (each).................................        40,203

Agent, audit (each)...........................................................        40,203

Agent, investigations (each)...........................................        40,203

Agent, enforcement (each)..............................................        40,203

Agent, research (each).....................................................        40,203

Agent, tax and license (each)..........................................        40,203

Electronics technician (each)..........................................        38,613

Legal researcher, gaming (each).....................................        32,254

Senior research analyst (each)........................................        46,676

Research coordinator.......................................................        40,203

Programmer analyst (each)..............................................        44,295

Agent (each)......................................................................        40,203

      14.  Department of human resources:

Director...............................................................................      $84,546

Deputy director.................................................................        67,511

Administrator, health........................................................        69,316

Medical program coordinator, mental health program      121,178

Medical program coordinator, statewide mental health services  .................................................................... 130,499

Administrator, mental hygiene and mental retardation                  ...................................................................... 78,362

Deputy administrator, mental hygiene and mental retardation     ...................................................................... 69,576

State welfare administrator..............................................        75,706

Administrator, child and family services.......................        64,118

Deputy administrator, child and family services..........        63,218

Deputy administrator, child and family services (each)                 ...................................................................... 60,388

Administrator, aging services.........................................        55,648

Deputy administrator, aging services (Las Vegas)...... 50,423 Deputy administrator, aging services (Carson City)     ................................................. 50,423

 


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Deputy administrator, aging services (Carson City)...        50,423

Chief, elder rights..............................................................        48,493

Superintendent, youth training center...........................        58,651

Superintendent, Caliente youth center..........................        58,651

Executive director, Nevada Indian commission............        46,320

      15.  Department of information services:

Director...............................................................................      $70,720

Chief, systems and programming...................................        60,986

Chief, facility management...............................................        61,152

      16.  Office of the military:

Adjutant general...............................................................      $71,548

      17.  Department of motor vehicles and public safety:

Director...............................................................................      $84,188

Deputy director (each).....................................................        70,512

Chief parole and probation officer..................................        65,942

Chairman, board of parole commissioners....................        51,447

Parole board member (each)............................................        45,086

Secretary to parole board.................................................        36,910

Nevada commissioner for veteran affairs......................        39,749

Nevada deputy commissioner for veteran affairs........        35,840

Chief, emergency management.......................................        51,491

State fire marshal...............................................................        57,011

      18.  Department of museums, library and arts:

Director...............................................................................      $70,720

Administrator, museums and history.............................        60,104

Director, Nevada state museum, Las Vegas..................        54,000

Director, Nevada historical society................................        54,000

Assistant administrator, railroad operations................        44,177

Executive director, council on the arts...........................        42,588

Literacy coordinator, state library..................................        39,181

      19.  Department of personnel:

Director...............................................................................      $70,720

Equal employment opportunity officer..........................        48,628

      20.  Department of prisons:

Director...............................................................................      $84,188

Medical director................................................................      122,313

Mental health coordinator...............................................      121,178

      21.  Office of the state public defender:

State public defender........................................................      $73,432

Supervising public defender (office)..............................        64,510

Supervising public defender (trial).................................        62,034

Supervising public defender (appeals)..........................        62,034

Deputy public defender (each).......................................        53,660

Deputy public defender, appellate (each).....................        53,660

Investigator (each)............................................................        40,203

      22.  Public service commission of Nevada:

Chairman.............................................................................      $78,000

Public service commissioner (each)...............................        73,137

Deputy commissioner....................................................... 60,418 Senior auditor (each).....................................    54,739

 


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Senior auditor (each)........................................................        54,739

Financial analyst...............................................................        55,763

Utility operations and rate specialist (each).................        58,601

Auditor (each)...................................................................        49,970

Staff counsel......................................................................        71,267

Assistant staff counsel (each)........................................        64,755

Director, consumer affairs................................................        48,554

Public education and statistical analyst........................        45,654

Commissioner assistant (2 positions) (each)................        42,439

Commissioner assistant (3 positions) (each)................        41,583

Utility rate and tariff specialist (each)............................        44,518

Manager, engineering services.......................................        65,000

Engineer, communications...............................................        63,109

Engineer, water..................................................................        55,763

Engineer, electric...............................................................        58,601

Senior gas pipeline engineer...........................................        58,830

Engineer, gas pipeline......................................................        55,763

Senior engineering analyst (each)..................................        49,970

Chief auditor......................................................................        65,000

Director regulatory operations........................................        68,250

Systems analyst................................................................        53,036

Manager, rates and tariffs................................................        60,052

Hearings officer.................................................................        49,970

Chief transportation inspector (each)............................        52,853

Manager, transportation..................................................        58,829

Specialist, transportation rates and tariffs....................        48,152

Senior analyst (each)........................................................        49,970

Manager, consumer affairs office...................................        45,086

Legal counsel.....................................................................        71,267

Secretary of policy............................................................        60,418

Assistant legal counsel (each)........................................        64,755

Economist...........................................................................        59,850

Supervising economist.....................................................        60,418

Resource planning engineer............................................        55,763

Assistant general counsel - transportation..................        62,400

Senior auditor - transportation........................................        54,967

Financial specialist............................................................        55,763

Systems supervisor..........................................................        55,763

Assistant secretary...........................................................        47,699

Legal case manager...........................................................        39,000

      23.  Department of taxation:

Executive director..............................................................      $84,188

Deputy executive director (each)....................................        60,388

      24.  Commission on tourism:

Executive director..............................................................      $74,360

Director of marketing........................................................        56,671

Public information officer.................................................        54,600

Business manager.............................................................        48,440

Development specialist, tourism (each)......................... 49,743 Project analyst, tourism..................................    38,159

 


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Project analyst, tourism....................................................        38,159

Development specialist, Nevada Magazine..................        44,065

Editor publisher, Nevada Magazine...............................        60,191

Associate editor................................................................        33,048

Managing editor, publications........................................        40,965

Market and promotion manager, publications..............        33,048

Business manager, Nevada Magazine...........................        45,768

Production manager..........................................................        37,296

Art director.........................................................................        39,408

Advertising sales representative....................................        24,960

      25.  Department of transportation:

Director...............................................................................      $84,188

Deputy director.................................................................        79,708

Hearings officer.................................................................        49,970

      26.  Supreme court:

Supervisory staff attorney...............................................      $81,700

Deputy supervisory staff attorney.................................        72,527

Chief clerk...........................................................................        81,700

Chief deputy clerk.............................................................        46,965

Court administrator...........................................................        70,692

Deputy court administrator.............................................        58,240

Counsel to the chief justice.............................................        64,088

Staff attorney I (each).......................................................        49,050

Staff attorney II (each).....................................................        52,080

Staff attorney III (each)....................................................        53,720

Staff attorney IV (each)....................................................        58,699

Law librarian.......................................................................        62,976

Senior judicial clerk-attorney (each)...............................        39,315

      27.  Colorado River commission:

Director...............................................................................      $90,000

Deputy director.................................................................        52,809

      28.  WICHE:

Director...............................................................................      $48,360

      29.  Commission on Judicial Discipline:

General counsel.................................................................      $96,000

      Sec. 2.  If any unclassified position is inadvertently omitted from this act for the fiscal years 1995-96 and 1996-97, the department of personnel shall examine the duties and responsibilities of the position and submit to the interim finance committee a list of those duties and responsibilities and a recommended salary for the position. The interim finance committee shall review the duties and responsibilities of the position and establish the salary for the position.

      Sec. 3.  Except for those positions in subsection 13 of section 1 of this act, the approximate maximum salaries as set forth in section 1 of this act shall be increased by one percent effective July 1, 1995.

      Sec. 4.  The approximate maximum salaries as set forth in sections 1 and 3 of this act shall be increased by three percent effective July 1, 1996.

      Sec. 5.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners for reimbursement to any department, commission or agency of the State of Nevada, including the judicial branch of government, which receives part or all of its funding from the state general fund, for the difference between the maximum amount allowed in sections 1, 3 and 4 of this act and the amount budgeted for that purpose:

 


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or agency of the State of Nevada, including the judicial branch of government, which receives part or all of its funding from the state general fund, for the difference between the maximum amount allowed in sections 1, 3 and 4 of this act and the amount budgeted for that purpose:

For the fiscal year 1995-96............................................................. $1,776,463

For the fiscal year 1996-97............................................................. $2,805,902

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund to the state board of examiners for reimbursement to a state agency which receives part or all of its funding from the state highway fund, for the difference between the maximum amount allowed in sections 1, 3 and 4 of this act and the amount budgeted for that purpose:

For the fiscal year 1995-96................................................................ $184,716

For the fiscal year 1996-97................................................................ $295,545

      Sec. 6.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners the sum of $290,310 for fiscal year 1995-96 to provide an approximate two percent salary increase effective July 1, 1995, to the staff of the state gaming control board, except members of the gaming control board, which is in addition to the approximate maximum salaries set forth in subsection 13 of section 1.

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners the sum of $435,465 for fiscal year 1996-97 for the cost of subsection 1 of this section and to provide an approximate one percent salary increase effective July 1, 1996, to the staff of the state gaming control board, except members of the gaming control board, which is in addition to the approximate maximum salaries as provided for in section 4 of this act.

      Sec. 7.  1.  The state gaming control board may adopt a plan to authorize additional payments of up to $5,000 annually for unclassified employees who possess a current Nevada Certified Public Accountant Certificate, a license to practice law in the State of Nevada or any other state, or possess a Bachelor of Science or higher degree in engineering or electronic engineering and utilize, in the opinion of the board, the skills evidenced by these qualifications to further enhance the performance of their job duties and responsibilities.

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners the sum of $125,000 for the fiscal year 1995-96 and $125,000 for the fiscal year 1996-97 for the additional cost of subsection 1 of this section.

      Sec. 8.  The money appropriated for fiscal years 1995-96 and 1996-97, in sections 5, 6 and 7 of this act is available for both fiscal years 1995-96 and 1996-97, and may be transferred from one fiscal year to the other with the approval of the governor upon recommendation of the chief of the budget division of the department of administration. Any balance of that money must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the fund from which it was appropriated as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 9.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 619, AB 738

Assembly Bill No. 738–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 619

AN ACT relating to projects of capital improvement; making appropriations from the state general fund and the state highway fund; providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state; authorizing certain expenditures by the state public works board; requiring the repayment for certain projects by certain state agencies; levying a property tax to support the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state public works board, the sum of $78,289,390 to support the board in carrying out the program of capital improvements summarized in this section. This amount is allocated to projects numbered and described in the executive budget for the fiscal years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 or otherwise described as follows:

 

Description                                                                          Project No.               Amount

 

      1.  Capital improvements for the Department of Human Resources:

Addition to child and adolescent service office, Reno     95-C5                                                                               $567,064

Dining room building, refurbish dormitories, and refurbish kitchen for youth center, Caliente                     95-C11                                                                               $952,988

Improve fire safety in 11 buildings – SNAMHS / SNCAS, Las Vegas                                                                      95-M8                                                                               $163,841

Replace well #3 and water tank, NYTC, Elko         95-M10                                                                               $481,871

Repair dorms, latrines, showers and kitchens – NYTC, Elko 95-M16                                                                       $765,367

Remodel special children’s clinic, Reno                 95-M18                                                                               $150,875

Maintenance and renovation – NMHI, Sparks     95-M20                                                                             $1,148,997

Repair / replace gym floor and outdoor track, NYTC, Elko    95-M23                                                                       $162,496

Seal and paint exterior walls and facia, NNCAS, Reno   95-M44                                                                               $149,263

Advance planning, NMHI, Sparks                            95-L2                                                                                $60,000


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      2.  Capital improvements for the Department of Museums, Libraries and Arts:

Railroad museum maintenance building, Phase II, Boulder City                                                                                95-C17                                                                               $250,000

Protect adobe at Lost City Museum, Overton      95-M29                                                                               $174,044

Storage building and fire sprinklers for train museum, Carson City                                                                         95-L12                                                                               $270,000

      3.  Capital improvements for the Department of Prisons:

Lovelock correctional center, Phase II                     95-C1                                                                            $34,348,456

Culinary renovation and addition, NSP, Carson City 95-G5                                                                             $2,097,110

Addition to central warehouse, DOP, Carson City 95-G6                                                                             $1,433,221

Replace locking system, Unit 8, SDCC, Indian Springs   95-M3                                                                               $945,473

Close solid waste landfills, SNCC / SDCC, Jean and Indian Springs                                                                   95-M4                                                                             $1,543,903

Security / electronics upgrade, NNCC, Carson City 95-M6                                                                               $326,828

Replace perimeter razor wire, SDCC, Indian Springs 95-M7                                                                               $127,666

Install generators and add lightning protection, HCC, JCC, WCC, ESP and TCC                                            95-M12                                                                               $628,877

Replace / relocate generators, NSP, Carson City  95-M13                                                                               $413,741

Repair utilities, SDCC, Indian Springs                    95-M14                                                                               $278,440

Upgrade electrical system in DOP admin. building, Stewart 95-M24                                                                       $388,998

Replace windows, units 1 through 4, NNCC, Carson City     95-M25                                                                        $70,832

Renovate bathrooms, ECC, Ely                                95-M26                                                                                $54,263

Repair utilities in main building basement, NSP, Carson City                                                                                95-M27                                                                               $428,100

Repair floors in camps and culinaries, CCC, ECC, WCC, JCC, HCC and culinary floors SDCC and SNCC      95-M31                                                                               $681,361

Secure walkways in lock-down units, ESP, Ely     95-M32                                                                               $110,053

High mast lights, NSP, Carson City         95-M33                                                          $52,932

 


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High mast lights, NSP, Carson City                        95-M33                                                                                $52,932

Sewage grinder building, ESP, Ely                          95-M34                                                                                $37,174

Garbage truck wash area, NNCC, Carson City      95-M35                                                                                $66,718

Upgrade water service, NSP, Carson City              95-M36                                                                                $36,422

Aerators for sewage ponds, ESP, Ely                     95-M42                                                                                $66,895

      4.  Capital improvements for the University and Community College System of Nevada:

Advance design of UNLV library, UNLV                95-G2                                                                             $1,426,865

Advance planning CCSN, Henderson Campus, Phase III, CCSN                                                                     95-S4A                                                                               $289,000

Advance planning UNLV, Wright Hall renovation and addition, UNLV                                                     95-S4B                                                                                $25,000

Campus improvements, UCCSN                                95-U1                                                                               $100,000

Campus improvements, UNLV                                  95-U2                                                                             $3,355,000

Campus improvements, UNR                                     95-U3                                                                             $4,445,000

Campus improvements, CCSN                                   95-U4                                                                               $800,000

Campus improvements, DRI                                      95-U5                                                                               $250,000

Campus improvements, NNCC                                  95-U6                                                                               $300,000

Campus improvements, TMCC                                 95-U7                                                                               $500,000

Campus improvements, WNCC                                 95-U8                                                                               $250,000

Advance planning / design, Phase IV, West Charleston, CCSN                                                                       95-L1                                                                             $1,000,000

Douglas county branch, WNCC                              95-L14                                                                             $1,500,000

Advance planning for Summerlin branch, CCSN   95-L15                                                                               $300,000

      5.  Capital improvements for the Department of Administration:

Remodel old state library, Phase II, Carson City   95-C13                                                                               $796,018

Remodel brick building at Fremont School for state mail room, Carson City                                                           95-C14                                                                               $423,775

Purchase Carson City Courthouse and Firehouse, Carson City                                                                                 95-G8                                                                               $560,447

Renovate Stewart Building 107 for DMV / PS, Carson City  95-M2                                                                         $373,878

Upgrade HVAC temperature control system, 5 buildings, Las Vegas                           95-M9                                                          $71,636

 


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Upgrade HVAC temperature control system, 5 buildings, Las Vegas                                                                      95-M9                                                                                $71,636

Upgrade mechanical / electrical and replace HVAC at Heroes Memorial Building, Carson City                        95-M30                                                                               $783,358

Upgrade underground power distribution, Stewart Complex, Carson City                                                           95-M38                                                                               $289,529

Demolish and cap / plug well 5th and Stewart Street, Carson City                                                                        95-M40                                                                                $11,116

Capitol complex grounds rehabilitation, Carson City 95-M41                                                                               $424,273

Advance planning, Carson City Courthouse / Firehouse, Carson City                                                           95-S4E                                                                                $40,000

      6.  Capital improvements for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources:

Elko office expansion, Division of Forestry, Elko  95-C12                                                                               $118,799

Renovate Kyle Canyon Fire Station #1, Division of Forestry                                                                                95-M19                                                                                $54,994

Conservation camp shop expansion, Jean Conservation Camp, Division of Forestry                                95-M22                                                                               $101,611

      7.  Capital improvements for the Department of Information Services:

Replace computer facility security alarm, Carson City     95-M1                                                                                $59,954

Replace computer facility generator, Carson City 95-M5                                                                               $137,480

Advance planning, Information Services Office Building, Carson City                                                           95-S4F                                                                                $20,000

      8.  Capital improvements for the Office of the Military:

Exterior painting of 9 armories                                 95-M28                                                                               $354,033

Kitchen renovations at 9 armories                          95-M43                                                                               $193,631

      9.  Capital improvements for the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety:

Connect city sewer to Jones Street NDI Facility, Las Vegas 95-M37                                                                        $91,339

     10.  Roofing, statewide                                                          95-S1                                                                                               $3,974,888


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     11.  Americans with disability act, statewide:                    95-S2                                                                                  $1,000,000

     12.  Fire sprinklers, statewide                                               95-S3                                                                                    $756,292

     13.  Advance planning for 1997 CIP program, statewide 95-S4G                                                                                    $110,000

     14.  Roofing inventory, statewide                                       95-S4I                                                                                     $50,000

     15.  Upgrade capitol complex master plan, Carson City  95-S4J                                                                                     $75,000

     16.  Paving, statewide                                                            95-S5                                                                                  $1,340,658

     17.  Asbestos and lead paint removal, statewide              95-S6                                                                                  $1,000,000

     18.  Underground fuel storage tank removal, statewide   95-S7                                                                                  $1,000,000

     19.  CFC conversion State Library, Carson City and Statewide study                                                                                      95-S10                                                                                    $101,547

      Sec. 2.  Commencing on July 1, 1997, the department of information services shall repay in annual installments to the state treasurer for deposit to the state general fund the cost of projects 95-M1, replace computer facility security alarm; 95-M5, replace computer facility generator; and, 95-S4F, advance planning for information services office building. Each installment must be equal to 5 percent of the total cost of the completed project.

      Sec. 3.  Commencing on July 1, 1997, the division of buildings and grounds / state mail room shall repay to the state treasurer for deposit to the state general fund the cost of project 95-C14, remodel brick building at Fremont School for state mail room. Each installment must be equal to 5 percent of the total cost of the completed project.

      Sec. 4.  The state public works board shall transfer the sum of $1,520,348 from the interest on the proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to chapter 718, Statutes of Nevada 1991, for the construction of a classroom and office complex at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (91-C15), to project 95-G2, advance design of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, library.

      Sec. 5.  The state public works board shall transfer the sum of $2,906 from the amount allocated pursuant to section 2 of chapter 614, Statutes of Nevada 1989 at page 1377, for construction, acquisition and improvement of a health sciences building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (89-36), to project 95-G2, advance design of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, library.

      Sec. 6.  There is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund to the state public works board, the sum of $9,283,984 to support the board in carrying out the program of capital improvements summarized in this section. This amount is allocated to projects numbered and described in the executive budget for the fiscal years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 or otherwise described as follows:

 

Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Firesprinklers, tag plant, NSP, Carson City       95-S3                                                                          $54,310

      2.  Full service DMV / PS facility, Henderson       95-H1                                                                        $4,472,411


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      3.  Full service DMV facility, limited remodel of headquarters and advance plan for remodel of headquarters, Carson City                             95-H2                                                                        $2,450,000

      4.  Renovate East Sahara office, DMV / PS, Las Vegas 95-H3                                                                   $2,142,539

      5.  Renovate highway patrol office space, East Sahara office, Las Vegas                                             95-H4                                                                         $121,724

      6.  Upgrade HVAC temperature control system, DMV buildings, Las Vegas                                      95-M9                                                                          $43,000

      Sec. 7.  1.  The amounts appropriated pursuant to section 6 of this act from the state highway fund must be allocated by the state controller as the money is required for the projects and must not be transferred to the projects from the state highway fund until required to make contract payments.

      2.  The state public works board shall obtain approval for the siting and location of the Henderson facility of the department of motor vehicles and public safety, project 95-H1, from the interim finance committee or the legislature if in session, before acquiring the land for the facility.

      Sec. 8.  There is hereby appropriated from the penalties and interest account maintained by the employment security division of the department of employment, training and rehabilitation to the state public works board, the sum of $459,105 to support the board in carrying out the program of capital improvements summarized in this section. This amount is allocated to projects numbered and described in the executive budget for the fiscal years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 or otherwise described as follows:

 

Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Addition to casual labor office, division of employment security, Reno                            95-E1                                                                         $199,442

      2.  Addition to Fallon office of the division of employment security, Fallon                          95-E2                                                                         $199,663

      3.  Advance planning for employment, training and rehabilitation office building, Carson City 95-S4D                                                                          $60,000

      Sec. 9.  The money collected pursuant to the annual tax on slot machines imposed pursuant to NRS 463.385 which is distributed to the special capital construction fund for higher education, except any amount of that money that is needed to pay the principal and interest on bonds is appropriated to the University and Community College System of Nevada for items 1 through 7 and to the state public works board for items 8 and 9 of the following capital improvements for the University and Community College of Nevada:


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Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Deferred maintenance, NNCC                             95-L3                                                                          $34,000

      2.  Deferred maintenance, UNLV                              95-L4                                                                         $806,400

      3.  Deferred maintenance, CCSN                              95-L5                                                                          $45,000

      4.  Deferred maintenance, WNCC                            95-L6                                                                          $55,000

      5.  Deferred maintenance, TMCC                             95-L7                                                                          $50,000

      6.  Deferred maintenance, UNR                                95-L8                                                                         $985,600

      7.  Deferred maintenance, DRI                                  95-L9                                                                          $24,000

      8.  Renovation for CCSN, West Campus (Sahara), CCSN                                                                           95-L10                                                                        $1,000,000

      9.  Renovation of old child care center, pave Chilton Circle and other improvements, NNCC, Elko 95-L11                                                                         $600,000

      Sec. 10.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the University and Community College System of Nevada the sum of $500,000 to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of a school of law within the University and Community College System of Nevada.

      2.  The results of the feasibility study must be submitted to the director of the legislative counsel bureau for transmittal to the 69th session of the Nevada legislature.

      3.  Any remaining balance of the appropriation made by subsection 1 must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the state general fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 11.  The state board of examiners shall issue general obligation bonds of the State of Nevada in the face amount of not more than $79,207,558 for the following capital improvements summarized in this section. This amount is allocated to projects numbered and described in the executive budget for the fiscal years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 or otherwise described as follows:

 

Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Juvenile treatment facility, division of child and family services, Las Vegas                                         95-C2                                                                        $8,787,261

      2.  Addition to Lakes Crossing, division of MH / MR, Sparks                                                                95-C3                                                                        $3,662,687

      3.  Conversion of NWCC to a male facility and construction of a 125-bed housing unit, department of prisons, Carson City                                   95-G3                                                                        $7,350,733

      4.  Phase V, WNCC, UCCSN, Carson City             95-C6                                                                       $14,076,946

      5.  Education building, UNR, UCCSN, Reno          95-C7                                                                       $18,157,848

      6.  Northern Science Center, DRI, UCCSN, Reno 95-C10                                                                       $13,022,677

      7.  Advance Technology Center, Phase VI, TMCC, UCCSN, Reno                                                  95-C15                                                                       $11,870,594


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      8.  New classroom / office building, NNCC, UCCSN, Elko                                                                           95-C16                                                                        $1,625,914

      9.  Completion of classroom and student center, NNCC, UCCSN, Elko                                                    95-L13                                                                         $652,898

      Sec. 12.  The state controller may advance temporarily from the state general fund to the state public works board, until the date on which bonds authorized by section 11 of this act are sold, amounts necessary to facilitate the start of the projects enumerated in section 11. The state controller shall not advance more than the face amount of the bonds authorized to be issued. The advanced amounts must be repaid immediately to the state general fund upon the sale of the bonds.

      Sec. 13.  The state public works board shall transfer the sum of $557,706 from the amounts allocated or appropriated pursuant to sections 1, 5, 7 and 8 of chapter 613, Statutes of Nevada 1989, at pages 1370 to 1373, inclusive, from the projects identified in this section to projects as authorized in section 16 of this act:

 

Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Phase V Addition, TMCC                                    89-42                                                                           $8,314

      2.  UNR Journalism Building                                     89-77                                                                           $3,395

      3.  Supreme Court Building and Garage                 89-38B                                                                         $130,000

      4.  Door and Lock System, Department of Prisons, SNCC                                                                            89-L3                                                                          $11,309

      5.  Sewer and Domestic Water System Improvements, Department of Prisons, Carson City            89-12A                                                                          $24,000

      6.  Southern Nevada Forensic Center Design      89-29A                                                                          $25,539

      7.  Southern Nevada Forensic Center, Construction 89-29B                                                                   $271,067

      8.  12-Person Dual Diagnosis Unit, SNMRS          89-32                                                                          $64,082

      9.  Combined support maintenance shop, National Guard, Carson City                                                       89-40                                                                          $20,000

      Sec. 14.  The state public works board shall transfer the sum of $819,555 from the amounts allocated or appropriated pursuant to sections 1, 3, 4 and 12 of chapter 497, Statutes of Nevada 1991, at pages 1524 through 1529, inclusive, from the projects identified in this section to projects as authorized in section 16 of this act:

 

Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Renovation / remodel of Caliente Youth Center, Caliente                                                             91-C2                                                                         $177,000

      2.  Office and classroom addition, TMCC             91-D11                                                                           $1,716


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      3.  Loop road, TMCC and DRI                                91-D18                                                                           $3,486

      4.  Fallon phase IV and Carson City LRC expansion, WNCC                                                               91-C4                                                                          $29,814

      5.  Health Science-Phase III, CCSN (design)          91-L8                                                                           $1,851

      6.  Acquisition of Fremont School, Carson City 91-M17A                                                                           $1,312

      7.  Purchasing warehouse renovations, Reno      91-M5                                                                          $25,236

      8.  Highway patrol regional headquarters, Reno  91-C13                                                                         $139,003

      9.  Re-roof / repair roofs DMV, Las Vegas           91-M18                                                                          $35,714

      10.  Structural rehabilitation of the old mint museum, Carson City                                                     91-M32                                                                          $90,000

      11.  Technical arts center, NNCC                             91-C3                                                                           $7,102

      12.  Upgrade emergency power system – phase I, NSP 91-M10                                                                  $30,486

      13.  Renovate and expand ISCC                              91-C17                                                                           $5,000

      14.  Replace porcelain toilets, Lakes Crossing, Sparks  91-M16                                                                   $5,007

      15.  Emergency power upgrade, NNMRS, Sparks 91-M2                                                                           $7,775

      16.  Replace maintenance shop, Department of Military, Carson City                                                     91-M30                                                                           $8,583

      17.  Upgrade hi-voltage system and replace underground feeder – phase I, Stewart                              91-M21                                                                           $4,480

      18.  Upgrade fire line system and replace sewer line system, Stewart                                               91-M4                                                                          $71,689

      19.  Install water treatment systems, SNCC, CCC, and ESP                                                                          91-M28                                                                          $50,000

      20.  Replace underground heat lines, NNCC, Carson City                                                                          91-M20                                                                          $47,743

      21.  Juvenile treatment facility, Las Vegas (design) 91-C11                                                                           $2,600

      22.  Renovate central kitchen, SNMRS, Las Vegas 91-M15                                                                          $61,235

      23.  Cheyenne Avenue campus, phase IV, CCCC 91-C5                                                                          $11,000

      24.  Asphalt surfacing / striping, statewide         91-M40                                                                           $1,723

      Sec. 15.  The state public works board shall transfer the sum of $777,203 from the amounts allocated or appropriated pursuant to sections 1 and 7 of chapter 351, Statutes of Nevada 1993, at pages 1126 through 1129, inclusive, from the projects identified in this section to projects as authorized in section 16 of this act:


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Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Renovate Galletti Way facility, DMV, Reno     93-H5                                                                         $600,000

      2.  Asbestos removal, Galletti Way facility, DMV, Reno                                                                            93-H4                                                                          $63,853

      3.  Upgrade HVAC system, Reno Correctional Facility 93-M16                                                                  $36,611

      4.  Capital and mansion exterior surface renovation 93-M14                                                                     $883

      5.  Replace underground electric lines, NYTC, Elko 93-M6                                                                          $75,856

      Sec. 16.  The state public works board shall use the $2,154,464 transferred from the projects identified in sections 13, 14 and 15 of this act to support the board in carrying out the program of capital improvements summarized in this section. This amount is allocated to projects numbered and described in the executive budget for the fiscal years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 or otherwise described as follows:

 

Description                                                              Project No.              Amount

 

      1.  Phase V, WNCC, UCCSN, Carson City             95-C6                                                                          $29,814

      2.  Education building, UNR, Reno                         95-C7                                                                           $3,395

      3.  Dining room building, refurbish dormitories, and refurbish kitchen for youth center, Caliente 95-C11                                                                         $177,000

      4.  Advance Technology Center, Phase IV, TMCC, UCCSN, Reno                                                  95-C15                                                                          $13,516

      5.  Advance design of UNLV library, UNLV          95-G2                                                                           $1,851

      6.  Purchase Carson City Courthouse and Firehouse, Carson City                                                       95-G8                                                                         $156,548

      7.  Full service DMV / PS facility, Henderson       95-H1                                                                         $838,570

      8.  Storage building and fire sprinklers for train museum, Carson City                                                      95-L12                                                                          $90,000

      9.  Completion of classroom and student center, NNCC, UCCSN, Elko                                                    95-L13                                                                           $7,102

      10.  Replace locking system, Unit 8, SDCC, Indian Springs                                                             95-M3                                                                          $11,309

      11.  Security / electronics upgrade, NNCC, Carson City                                                                           95-M6                                                                          $47,743

      12.  Improve fire safety in 11 buildings – SNAMHS / SNCAS, Las Vegas                                         95-M8                                                                         $424,523


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      13.  Replace / relocate generators, NSP, Carson City     95-M13                                                                  $30,486

      14.  Repair utilities, SDCC, Indian Springs           95-M14                                                                           $5,000

      15.  Maintenance and renovation, NMHI, Sparks 95-M20                                                                          $12,782

      16.  Repair / replace gym floor and outdoor track, NYTC, Elko                                                                  95-M23                                                                          $75,856

      17.  Exterior painting of 9 armories                         95-M28                                                                          $28,583

      18.  Upgrade water service, NSP, Carson City     95-M36                                                                          $24,000

      19.  Upgrade underground power distribution, Stewart Complex, Carson City                                    95-M38                                                                          $76,169

      20.  Demolish and cap / plug well 5th and Stewart Street, Carson City                                                     95-M40                                                                          $36,611

      21.  Capitol complex grounds rehabilitation, Carson City                                                                          95-M41                                                                             $883

      22.  Aerators for sewage ponds, ESP, Ely            95-M42                                                                          $50,000

      23.  Advance planning CCSN, Henderson Campus, Phase III, CCSN                                                          95-S4A                                                                          $11,000

      24.  Paving, statewide                                                95-S5                                                                           $1,723

      Sec. 17.  In addition to the amounts appropriated in section 1 of this act for project 95-L14, Douglas county branch, Western Nevada Community College, the state public works board is authorized to use not more than $1,500,000 in donated money for the construction of that project.

      Sec. 18.  The state public works board shall carry out the provisions of this act as provided in chapter 341 of NRS. The board shall ensure that qualified persons are employed to accomplish the authorized work. Every contract pertaining to the work must be approved by the attorney general.

      Sec. 19.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the legislative counsel bureau, the sum of $16,029,200 for constructing an addition to the legislative building and remodeling of adjacent areas.

      Sec. 20.  All state and local governmental agencies involved in the design and construction of the projects enumerated in this act shall cooperate with the state public works board to expedite the completion of the project.

      Sec. 21.  1.  An ad valorem tax of 15 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of taxable property is hereby levied for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and an ad valorem tax of 15 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of taxable property is hereby levied for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997. The taxes levied must be collected in the manner provided in chapter 361 of NRS on all taxable property in this state including the net proceeds of minerals and excluding such property as is by law exempt from taxation.

      2.  The proceeds of the tax levied by subsection 1 are hereby appropriated for each fiscal year to the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund to discharge the obligations of the State of Nevada as they are respectively due in that fiscal year. Any balance of the money appropriated by this section remaining at the end of the respective fiscal years does not revert to the state general fund.


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remaining at the end of the respective fiscal years does not revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 22.  1.  On or before July 1, 1995, and July 1, 1996, the state controller shall estimate the amount of proceeds of the tax levied by section 21 of this act. If the amount is less than the total obligation of the State of Nevada for payment of the interest on and principal of bonds which will become due in the fiscal year, he shall reserve in the state general fund an amount which is sufficient to pay the remainder of the total obligation. The state controller may revise the estimate and amount reserved.

      2.  If the money in the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund is insufficient to pay those obligations as they become due, the state controller shall cause the money in reserve to be transferred from the state general fund to the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund. The amount reserved is hereby contingently appropriated for that purpose. Any balance of the sums appropriated by this subsection remaining at the end of the respective fiscal years must not be committed for expenditure after June 30 and reverts to the state general fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      3.  The state controller shall report to the legislature or, if the legislature is not in session, to the interim finance committee:

      (a) The amount of any estimate made pursuant to subsection 1 and the amount of money reserved in the state general fund based upon the estimate;

      (b) The amount of money transferred from the state general fund pursuant to subsection 2; and

      (c) The amount of money which reverts to the state general fund pursuant to subsection 2.

      Sec. 23.  The state board of examiners, in its capacity as the general obligation bond commission and to the extent that money is available, shall pay the expenses related to the issuance of general obligation bonds approved by the 68th session of the Nevada legislature from the proceeds of those bonds.

      Sec. 24.  Expenditure of the following sums not appropriated from the state general fund or the state highway fund is hereby authorized from the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund in the amount of $68,284,793 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and in the amount of $78,764,632 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997.

      Sec. 25.  With the approval of the interim finance committee, the state public works board and the University and Community College System of Nevada may transfer appropriated and authorized money from one project to another within the same agency or within the University and Community College System of Nevada for those projects listed in sections 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 16 of this act.

      Sec. 26.  Any remaining balance of the appropriations made by sections 1 and 19 of this act must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1999, and reverts to the state general fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 27.  Any remaining balance of the allocated amounts authorized in section 11 of this act must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1999, and reverts to the bond interest and redemption account in the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.


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1999, and reverts to the bond interest and redemption account in the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 28.  Any remaining balance of the appropriations made by section 6 of this act must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1999, and reverts to the highway fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 29.  Any remaining balance of the allocated amounts in sections 4, 5, 8, 9 and 16 must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1999, and reverts to the fund of origin as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 30.  This act becomes effective on June 30, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 620, AB 740

Assembly Bill No. 740–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 620

AN ACT relating to human resources; increasing the number of deputy administrators in the division of child and family services of the department of human services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 232.350 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      232.350  Unless federal law or regulation requires otherwise:

      1.  The chiefs of the divisions of the department, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, may each appoint a deputy and a chief assistant in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  The administrator of the division of child and family services of the department may appoint [two] three deputies in the unclassified service of the state.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 621, SB 129

Senate Bill No. 129–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 621

AN ACT relating to actions for dental malpractice; expanding the provisions governing screening panels for medical malpractice to include causes of action for dental malpractice; revising the membership of the screening panels; providing civil immunity for members of a screening panel who review a case involving dental malpractice, under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 41A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 and 3 of this act.

      Sec. 2.  “Dental malpractice” has the meaning ascribed to the term “malpractice” in NRS 631.075.

      Sec. 3.  “Dentist” means a person licensed to practice dentistry or any special branch of dentistry pursuant to chapter 631 of NRS.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 41A.003 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.003  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 41A.005 to 41A.013, inclusive, and sections 2 and 3 of this act, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 41A.016 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.016  1.  No cause of action involving medical or dental malpractice may be filed until the medical or dental malpractice case has been submitted to an appropriate screening panel and a determination made by such panel as provided in NRS 41A.003 to 41A.069, inclusive, and any action filed without satisfying the requirements of those sections is subject to dismissal without prejudice for failure to comply with this section.

      2.  The written findings of the screening panel are admissible in any action concerning that complaint which is subsequently filed in district court. No other evidence concerning the screening panel or its deliberations is admissible and no member of the screening panel may be called to testify in any such action.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 41A.019 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.019  There are hereby created two tentative screening panels, one to be known as the northern panel, from which must be selected screening panels to sit in Reno, Nevada, to hear claims of medical or dental malpractice arising in the counties of Washoe, Storey, Douglas, Lyon, Churchill, Pershing, Humboldt, Lander, Elko, Eureka, Mineral, White Pine and Carson City, and one to be known as the southern panel, from which must be selected screening panels to sit in Las Vegas, Nevada, to hear claims of medical or dental malpractice arising in the counties of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark.


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      Sec. 7.  NRS 41A.023 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.023  1.  [The] For cases involving medical or dental malpractice, the board of governors of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association may designate 40 of its members to serve on the northern tentative screening panel and 40 of its members to serve on the southern tentative screening panel. Each person so designated shall serve for a term of 1 year.

      2.  [The] For cases involving medical malpractice, the executive committee of the Nevada State Medical Association may designate 40 of its members to serve on the northern tentative screening panel and 40 of its members to serve on the southern tentative screening panel. Each person so designated shall serve for a term of 1 year.

      3.  [The] For cases involving medical malpractice, the Nevada Hospital Association may designate 40 administrators of hospitals and other persons employed by hospitals in management positions to serve as nonvoting members of the tentative screening panels. Each person so designated shall serve for a term of 1 year.

      4.  For cases involving dental malpractice, the Nevada State Dental Association may designate 40 of its members to serve on the northern tentative screening panel and 40 of its members to serve on the southern tentative screening panel. Each person so designated shall serve for a term of 1 year.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 41A.033 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.033  The division, through the commissioner of insurance:

      1.  Shall maintain a list of the names of the attorneys, physicians, dentists, administrators of hospitals and persons employed by hospitals in management positions on the northern tentative screening panel and on the southern tentative screening panel;

      2.  Shall select the members of the screening panels;

      3.  Shall schedule the hearings for those panels;

      4.  Shall obtain, before or after the filing of the complaint, such health care records, dental records, statements of policy and procedure, and other materials as may be required by the parties or the screening panel in connection with the claim;

      5.  Shall charge and collect a reasonable fee for copying materials produced under subpoena;

      6.  For good cause shown, may authorize extensions of time for the filing of:

      (a) An answer, not to exceed 60 days;

      (b) A response, not to exceed 10 days; and

      (c) Continuances,

for the proceedings involving a screening panel; and

      7.  May adopt such rules of practice and procedure as are necessary to carry out its duties pursuant to NRS 41A.003 to 41A.069, inclusive.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 41A.039 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.039  1.  A claim of medical or dental malpractice is properly presented to a screening panel by filing a complaint with the division. A fee of $350 must accompany the complaint.

      2.  The complaint must contain a clear and concise statement of the facts of the case, showing the persons involved and the dates and circumstances, so far as they are known, of the alleged medical or dental malpractice.


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      3.  The person against whom a complaint is made must, within 30 days after receipt of the complaint, file an answer with the division, accompanied by a fee of $350.

      4.  The claimant may respond only to the allegations of the answer or any accompanying affidavit by filing a written response with the division within 21 days after he receives the answer. The panel shall disregard any portion of the response that does not address an allegation raised in the answer or an affidavit accompanying the answer. No fee may be charged or collected by the division for the filing of the response.

      5.  A copy of any pleading required by this section to be filed with the division must be delivered by the party, by certified or registered mail, to each opposing party or, if he is represented in the proceedings by counsel, to his attorney.

      6.  The fees provided by this section must not be charged or collected more than once:

      (a) From any party; or

      (b) For the filing of any complaint, regardless of the number of parties joined in the complaint.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 41A.043 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.043  1.  Within 35 days after the expiration of the time in which to answer the complaint of medical or dental malpractice, the division shall hold a conference to resolve any issues as to challenges for cause. For good cause shown, the division may continue the conference once, for a period not to exceed 7 days. A party may challenge any person on the tentative screening panel for cause on any of the grounds provided by NRS 16.050 for the challenge of jurors.

      2.  The division shall determine whether cause exists to excuse any member of the tentative screening panel and shall notify each party of the excused members no later than the completion of the conference required by subsection 1.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, each party is entitled to not more than:

      (a) Three peremptory challenges from the list of attorneys [; and] in cases involving medical or dental malpractice;

      (b) Three peremptory challenges from the list of physicians [.] in cases involving medical malpractice; and

      (c) Three peremptory challenges from the list of dentists in cases involving dental malpractice.

In any case in which there are two or more claimants or respondents, they are collectively entitled to not more than six peremptory challenges from the list of members selected for the tentative screening panel. Each party asserting a peremptory challenge shall notify the division of the challenge at the conference required by subsection 1.

      4.  [The] In cases involving medical malpractice, the division shall randomly select, from the list of members of the tentative screening panel who have not been excused for cause or by a peremptory challenge, the names of three physicians, three attorneys and, if a hospital is also named in the complaint, one administrator of a hospital or person employed by a hospital in a management position, to serve on the screening panel for review of a claim of medical malpractice, but the representative of a hospital may not vote on any claim before the screening panel.


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claim of medical malpractice, but the representative of a hospital may not vote on any claim before the screening panel.

      5.  In cases involving dental malpractice, the division shall randomly select, from the list of members of the tentative screening panel who have not been excused for cause or by a peremptory challenge, the names of three dentists and three attorneys to serve on the screening panel for review of the claim.

      6.  The division shall notify the parties and the members selected to serve on the screening panel immediately after it has made the selections. If any member so selected declines to serve, the division shall immediately and randomly select a replacement from the list.

      [6.] 7.  If, because of the exercise of challenges for cause or peremptory challenges or any other reason, no attorney, dentist, physician or administrator of a hospital designated pursuant to NRS 41A.023 remains available to serve on the screening panel, the division shall immediately notify the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the Nevada State Medical Association , the Nevada State Dental Association or the Nevada Hospital Association, as appropriate, and that association shall immediately designate a replacement from among its members. No person who is not so designated may serve on the screening panel.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 41A.046 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.046  1.  The division may, by certified or registered mail, issue subpoenas as may be required by the screening panel, to compel the attendance of expert witnesses and, as may be required by the parties or the screening panel, to compel the production of books, papers, health care records, dental records, statements of policy and procedure or other materials.

      2.  The division shall keep the material so produced and make it available to the parties, upon request, for inspection or copying. If the material is reasonably capable of being copied, the division shall provide a copy to the parties, upon request and receipt of a fee for the copying.

      3.  If any expert witness refuses to attend or testify or if any person refuses to produce any materials as required by the subpoena, the division may report to the district court by petition, setting forth that:

      (a) Due notice has been given of the time and place of attendance of the expert witness or for the production of the materials;

      (b) The expert witness or the person required to produce the materials has been subpoenaed by the division pursuant to this section; and

      (c) The expert witness has failed or refused to attend or the person has failed or refused to produce the materials required by the subpoena, or has refused to answer questions propounded to him,

and asking for an order of the court compelling the expert witness to attend and testify or the other person to produce the materials.

      4.  Upon receiving such a petition, the court shall enter an order directing the expert witness or other person to appear before the court at a time and place to be fixed by the court in its order, the time to be not more than 10 days after the date of the order, and show cause why he has not attended or testified or produced the materials. A certified copy of the order must be served upon the expert witness or other person.


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      5.  If it appears to the court that the subpoena was regularly issued by the division, the court shall enter an order that the expert witness or other person appear at the time and place fixed in the order and testify or produce the required materials, and upon his failure to obey the order, the expert witness or other person must be dealt with as for contempt of court.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 41A.049 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.049  1.  A claim must be heard by the screening panel within 30 days after the panel is selected.

      2.  The screening panel shall consider all the documentary material, including the complaint, answer and response, health care records , dental records and records of a hospital or office and the testimony of any expert witnesses the panel considers necessary, and shall determine only, from that evidence, whether there is a reasonable probability that the acts complained of constitute medical or dental malpractice and that the claimant was injured thereby. Except for the issue of whether there is a reasonable probability of medical or dental malpractice and whether the claimant was injured thereby, the screening panel shall not consider any pleading or paper to the extent that it addresses a legal issue presented by the claim or a legal argument of a party.

      3.  Copies of the original complaint and of the findings of the screening panel with regard to each matter considered by the panel must be forwarded to:

      (a) In cases involving medical malpractice:

             (1) The board of medical examiners; and

      [(b)] (2) The county medical society of the county in which the alleged malpractice occurred.

      (b) In cases involving dental malpractice, the board of dental examiners of Nevada.

      4.  The commissioner of insurance shall mail to the parties a copy of the findings of the screening panel concerning the complaint.

      5.  The written findings must be based upon a vote of the members of the screening panel made by written ballot, must be rendered within 5 days after the review and must be in substantially the following form:

      (a) Based upon a review of the materials submitted by the parties and the testimony of medical or other experts (if any were called) we find that there is a reasonable probability of medical or dental malpractice and that the claimant was injured thereby;

      (b) Based upon a review of the materials submitted by the parties and the testimony of medical or other experts (if any were called) we find that there is no reasonable probability of medical or dental malpractice; or

      (c) Based upon a review of the materials submitted by the parties and the testimony of medical or other experts (if any were called) we are unable to reach a decision on the issue of medical or dental malpractice.

      6.  Whenever four members of the screening panel are unable to find that there is a reasonable probability of medical or dental malpractice and that the claimant was injured thereby or that there is no reasonable probability of medical or dental malpractice, the screening panel shall be deemed unable to reach a decision on the issue and shall make a finding to that effect.


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      Sec. 13.  NRS 41A.053 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.053  1.  Upon the request of the division or counsel for a patient, a custodian of any medical or dental records shall not allow anyone to review any of those records relevant to a complaint filed with the division before those records are transferred to a requesting party or the authority issuing the subpoena.

      2.  A violation of this [subsection] section is punishable as a misdemeanor.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 41A.056 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.056  1.  If the screening panel finds in favor of the claimant and a cause of action involving medical or dental malpractice is thereafter filed in district court, a conference for settlement must be held as provided in NRS 41A.059.

      2.  If the determination is not in favor of the claimant, the claimant may file an action in court. If the claimant does not obtain a judgment in his favor in court, the defendant must be awarded reasonable costs and attorney’s fees incurred after the date of filing the action in court.

      3.  If the screening panel is unable, for any reason, to reach a decision, the claimant may file a civil action or proceed no further with the complaint.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 41A.059 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.059  1.  In any action for medical or dental malpractice filed in a district court after a determination by a screening panel that there is a reasonable probability that medical or dental malpractice occurred and that the plaintiff was injured thereby, the plaintiff, the defendant, the representative of the physician’s or dentist’s insurer and, if applicable, the hospital’s insurer and their respective attorneys shall attend a conference for settlement before a district judge, other than the judge assigned to the case, to determine the amount of the plaintiff’s damages. The judge before whom the conference is held:

      (a) Must be selected randomly by the clerk of the court upon filing of the notice pursuant to subsection 2, except that he may not be the judge assigned to the case.

      (b) May, for good cause shown, waive the attendance of any party.

      (c) Shall decide what information the parties may submit at the conference.

      2.  In any such action, the responsive pleading of the defendant must be accompanied by a notice to the clerk that the case must be scheduled for a conference for settlement. If this notice is not filed by the defendant, it may be filed by any other party. The clerk shall immediately notify the judge before whom the conference is to be held of the receipt of that notice. The judge shall notify the parties, within 7 days after the receipt of the notice, of the time and place of the conference, which must not be later than 30 days after the receipt of the notice. The judge before whom the conference is to be held may, for good cause shown, continue the conference for a period not to exceed 15 days. Only one such continuance may be granted.

      3.  Within 15 days after the conference, the judge before whom the conference was held shall determine, solely from the information submitted at the conference, the reasonable value of the claim for purposes of settlement and shall so notify the parties in writing.

      4.  Within 14 days after receipt of the determination of the judge, the defendant shall offer to the plaintiff the amount determined by the judge or reject the determination.


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reject the determination. If the defendant rejects the determination and the plaintiff is awarded an amount greater than the amount of the determination, the plaintiff must be awarded reasonable costs and attorney’s fees incurred after the date of the rejection.

      5.  Within 14 days after the receipt of the defendant’s offer of the amount determined by the judge, the plaintiff shall accept or reject the offer. If the plaintiff rejects the offer and the plaintiff is awarded an amount less than the amount of the offer, the defendant must be awarded reasonable costs and attorney’s fees incurred after the date of the rejection.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 41A.069 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.069  1.  In any action for medical malpractice tried before a jury, the following instructions must be given:

      [1.] (a) If testimony of a medical expert was given at the review by the screening panel:

       During the course of this trial certain evidence was admitted concerning the findings of a screening panel. The findings of the panel were based upon a review of medical records and the testimony of a medical expert based upon his review of those records. These findings are to be given the same weight as any other evidence, but are not conclusive on your determination of the case.

      [2.] (b) If testimony of a medical expert was not given at the review by the screening panel:

       During the course of this trial certain evidence was admitted concerning the findings of a screening panel. The findings of the panel were based solely upon a review of the medical records. These findings are to be given the same weight as any other evidence, but are not conclusive on your determination of the case.

      2.  In any action for dental malpractice tried before a jury, the following instructions must be given:

      (a) If testimony of an expert witness was given at the review by the screening panel:

       During the course of this trial certain evidence was admitted concerning the findings of a screening panel. The findings of the panel were based upon a review of dental records and the testimony of an expert witness based upon his review of those records. These findings are to be given the same weight as any other evidence, but are not conclusive on your determination of the case.

      (b) If testimony of an expert witness was not given at the review by the screening panel:

       During the course of this trial certain evidence was admitted concerning the findings of a screening panel. The findings of the panel were based solely upon a review of the dental records. These findings are to be given the same weight as any other evidence, but are not conclusive on your determination of the case.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 41A.097 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41A.097  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, an action for injury or death against a provider of health care may not be commenced more than 4 years after the date of injury or 2 years after the plaintiff discovers or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered the injury, whichever occurs first, for:

 


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through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered the injury, whichever occurs first, for:

      (a) Injury to or the wrongful death of a person, based upon alleged professional negligence of the provider of health care;

      (b) Injury to or the wrongful death of a person from professional services rendered without consent; or

      (c) Injury to or the wrongful death of a person from error or omission in practice by the provider of health care.

      2.  This time limitation is tolled:

      (a) For any period during which the provider of health care has concealed any act, error or omission upon which the action is based and which is known or through the use of reasonable diligence should have been known to him.

      (b) In any action governed by the provisions of NRS 41A.003 to 41A.069, inclusive, from the date a claimant files a complaint for review by a screening panel until 30 days after the date the panel notifies the claimant, in writing, of its findings. The provisions of this paragraph apply to an action against the provider of health care and to an action against any person, government or political subdivision of a government who is alleged by the claimant to be liable vicariously for the medical or dental malpractice of the provider of health care, if the provider, person, government or political subdivision has received notice of the filing of a complaint for review by a screening panel within the limitation of time provided in subsection 1.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, the parent, guardian or legal custodian of any minor child is responsible for exercising reasonable judgment in determining whether to prosecute any cause of action limited by subsection 1. If the parent, guardian or custodian fails to commence an action on behalf of that child within the prescribed period of limitations, the child may not bring an action based on the same alleged injury against any provider of health care upon the removal of his disability, except that in the case of:

      (a) Brain damage or birth defect, the period of limitation is extended until the child attains 10 years of age.

      (b) Sterility, the period of limitation is extended until 2 years after the child discovers the injury.

      4.  As used in this section, “provider of health care” means a physician licensed under chapter 630 or 633 of NRS, dentist, registered nurse, dispensing optician, optometrist, registered physical therapist, podiatric physician, licensed psychologist, chiropractor, doctor of Oriental medicine, doctor of acupuncture, medical laboratory director or technician, or a licensed hospital as the employer of any such person.

      Sec. 18.  Chapter 631 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      A screening panel or any of its members, acting pursuant to NRS 41A.003 to 41A.069, inclusive, which initiates or assists in any proceeding concerning a claim of malpractice against a dentist is immune from any civil action for that initiation or assistance or any consequential damages, if the panel or members acted without malicious intent.

      Sec. 19.  The amendatory provisions of this act:


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      1.  Do not apply to causes of action involving dental malpractice, as that term is defined in section 2 of this act, which are filed before October 1, 1995.

      2.  Expire by limitation on July 1, 1999.

 

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CHAPTER 622, SB 570

Senate Bill No. 570–Committee on Transportation

CHAPTER 622

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the rescission and cancellation of the registration of a vehicle for the failure to comply with certain requirements concerning emissions; limiting the circumstances under which the registered owner of a motor vehicle is required to provide evidence of compliance with the requirements for the control of emissions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 482 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  If the test conducted pursuant to section 6 of this act indicates that a motor vehicle which is registered in a county whose population is 100,000 or more does not comply with the provisions of NRS 445.610 to 445.710, inclusive, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the department shall mail to the registered owner of the vehicle a notice that his vehicle has failed the test.

      2.  The notice must include:

      (a) The information set forth in subsection 3;

      (b) A written statement which contains the results of the test conducted pursuant to section 6 of this act; and

      (c) Any other information the department deems necessary.

      3.  The department shall rescind and cancel the registration of any motor vehicle which fails the test conducted pursuant to section 6 of this act, unless within 30 days after the notice is mailed by the department pursuant to subsection 2, the registered owner of the vehicle:

      (a) Has the vehicle inspected by an authorized station or authorized inspection station to determine whether the vehicle complies with the provisions of NRS 445.610 to 445.710, inclusive, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

      (b) Provides to the department evidence of compliance issued by the authorized station or authorized inspection station certifying that the vehicle complies with the provisions of NRS 445.610 to 445.710, inclusive, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      4.  The registered owner of the vehicle shall pay the cost of the inspection required pursuant to subsection 3.

      5.  As used in this section:


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      (a) “Authorized inspection station” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445.6115.

      (b) “Authorized station” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445.6125.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 482.460 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.460  1.  The department shall rescind and cancel the registration of any vehicle which the department [shall determine] determines is unsafe, [or] unfit to be operated or [is] not equipped as required by law.

      2.  The department shall rescind and cancel the registration of any vehicle if the registered owner of the vehicle is issued a citation or notice of violation for operating a motor vehicle in violation of subsection 2 of NRS 484.611, unless he provides, within 30 days after the citation or notice is issued, proof to the department that the condition for which he was issued the notice or citation has been corrected.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 482.478 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.478  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.463, upon the rescission or cancellation of the registration of any vehicle pursuant to NRS 482.460 to 482.475, inclusive, or section 1 of this act, or the surrender of the corresponding license plates, no refund of the registration fees or privilege taxes paid for the vehicle may be allowed by the department.

      Sec. 4.  Chapter 445 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 5 and 6 of this act.

      Sec. 5.  “Used motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle that has been registered for not less than 2 years with:

      1.  The department of motor vehicles and public safety;

      2.  The appropriate agency of any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States, any foreign country or any state or province of a foreign country; or

      3.  Any combination of the agencies described in subsections 1 and 2.

      Sec. 6.  In a county whose population is 100,000 or more, the department of motor vehicles and public safety may conduct a test of the emissions from a motor vehicle which is being operated on a highway in that county to determine whether the vehicle complies with the provisions of NRS 445.610 to 445.710, inclusive, and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 445.610 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      445.610  As used in NRS 445.610 to 445.710, inclusive, and section 6 of this act, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 445.611 to 445.616, inclusive, and section 5 of this act, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 445.640 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      445.640  1.  Subject to any applicable limitation of NRS 445.610 to 445.670, inclusive, and any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, no used motor vehicle [as defined in NRS 482.132] which requires inspection pursuant to the regulations adopted by the commission under NRS 445.630 may be registered unless the application for registration is accompanied by evidence of compliance issued by any authorized inspection station, authorized station or fleet station certifying that the vehicle is equipped with devices for the control of pollution from motor vehicles required by federal regulation or such other requirements as the commission may by regulation prescribe under the provisions of NRS 445.610 to 445.710, inclusive.


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      2.  If:

      (a) A seller of a used vehicle is required to complete a dealer’s report of sale pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.424; or

      (b) A long-term lessor of a used vehicle is required to complete a long-term lessor’s report of lease pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.4245, the seller or long-term lessor shall also provide the buyer or long-term lessee with any evidence of compliance required pursuant to subsection 1.

      3.  The requirements of this section apply only:

      (a) To passenger cars and light-duty motor vehicles which use diesel fuel and are based in a county whose population is 100,000 or more; and

      (b) In counties where a program of inspecting and testing motor vehicles and systems for the control of emissions from motor vehicles has been implemented pursuant to NRS 445.630.

 

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CHAPTER 623, SB 352

Senate Bill No. 352–Senator Jacobsen

CHAPTER 623

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; authorizing certain charitable organizations to sell vehicles without obtaining a dealer’s license under certain circumstances; prohibiting an agency of this state from requiring a vehicle dealer to have his signature acknowledged before a person authorized to take acknowledgments in this state on certain documents the dealer is required to file with the agency; requiring the department of motor vehicles and public safety to provide a form which a vehicle dealer may use to transfer the ownership of a vehicle when the spaces on the certificate of ownership have been filled; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 482 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2, 3 and 4 of this act.

      Sec. 2.  “Charitable organization” means an organization which:

      1.  The Secretary of the Treasury has determined is an exempt organization pursuant to the provisions of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

      2.  For not less than 2 years, has held a certificate of organization or has been qualified by the secretary of state to conduct business in this state.

      Sec. 3.  A charitable organization may sell a vehicle which has been donated to the organization without complying with the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 482.322 if:

      1.  No member, director, officer, employee or agent of the charitable organization has a pecuniary interest in the sale of the vehicle; and

      2.  The charitable organization ensures that the security required pursuant to NRS 485.185 is provided for that vehicle until it is purchased.

      Sec. 4.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.346, the department or any other agency of this state shall not require that a dealer have his signature acknowledged before a notary public or any other person authorized to take acknowledgments in this state on any document the dealer is required to file with the department or agency.


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take acknowledgments in this state on any document the dealer is required to file with the department or agency.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 482.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.010  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 482.011 to 482.137, inclusive, and section 2 of this act, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 482.3212 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.3212  1.  The department shall issue to any dealer, distributor, rebuilder or other person, upon request, and upon payment of a fee of $8.25, a special permit, in a form to be determined by the department, for the movement of any vehicle to sell outside the State of Nevada, or for the movement outside the state of any vehicle purchased by a nonresident. The permit must be affixed to the vehicle to be so moved in a manner and position to be determined by the department, and expires 15 days after its issuance.

      2.  The department may issue a permit to a resident of this state who desires to move an unregistered vehicle within the state upon the payment of a fee of $8.25. The permit is valid for 24 hours.

      3.  The department shall, upon the request of a charitable organization which intends to sell a vehicle which has been donated to the organization, issue to that organization a permit for the operation of the vehicle until the vehicle is sold by the organization. The department shall not charge a fee for the issuance of the permit.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 482.322 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.322  1.  [A] Except as otherwise provided in section 3 of this act, a person shall not engage in the activities of a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer, manufacturer, distributor or rebuilder in this state until he has been issued:

      (a) A new vehicle dealer’s, used vehicle dealer’s, manufacturer’s, distributor’s, rebuilder’s or lessor’s license certificate or similar license or permit by every city within whose corporate limits he maintains an established place of business and by every county in which he maintains an established place of business outside the corporate limits of a city; and

      (b) A license by the department. The department shall not issue a license to the person until he has been issued all certificates, licenses and permits required by paragraph (a).

      2.  A vehicle dealer’s, manufacturer’s or rebuilder’s license issued pursuant to this chapter does not permit a person to engage in the business of a new or used mobile home dealer, manufacturer or rebuilder.

      3.  The department shall investigate any applicant for a dealer’s, manufacturer’s, distributor’s, rebuilder’s or lessor’s license certificate or license and complete an investigation report on a form provided by the department.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 482.400 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.400  1.  Except as otherwise provided in [subsection 4,] subsections 2, 5 and 6, upon a transfer of the title to, or the interest of an owner in, a vehicle registered or issued a certificate of ownership under the provisions of this chapter, the person or persons whose title or interest is to be transferred and the transferee shall write their signatures with pen and ink upon the certificate of ownership issued for the vehicle, together with the residence address of the transferee, in the appropriate spaces provided upon the reverse side of the certificate.


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address of the transferee, in the appropriate spaces provided upon the reverse side of the certificate.

      2.  The department shall provide a form for use by a dealer for the transfer of ownership of a vehicle when the spaces provided upon the reverse side of the certificate of ownership issued for the vehicle have been filled. The form must be produced in a manner which ensures that the form may not be easily counterfeited. Upon the attachment of the form to a certificate of ownership issued for a vehicle, the form becomes a part of that certificate of ownership. The department may charge a fee not to exceed $5 for each form it provides.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections [3 and 4,] 4, 5 and 6, the transferee shall immediately apply for registration as provided in NRS 482.215, and shall pay the privilege taxes due.

      [3.] 4.  If the transferee is a dealer who intends to resell the vehicle, he shall deliver immediately to the department or its agent the certificate of registration and the license plate or plates for the vehicle. When the vehicle is resold, the purchaser shall apply for registration as provided in NRS 482.215, and shall pay the privilege taxes due. The dealer is not required to register, pay a transfer or registration fee for, or pay a privilege tax on any such vehicle.

      [4.] 5.  If the transferee consigns the vehicle to a wholesale vehicle auctioneer:

      (a) The transferee shall, within 30 days after that consignment, provide the wholesale vehicle auctioneer with the certificate of ownership for the vehicle, executed as required by subsection 1, and any other documents necessary to obtain another certificate of ownership for the vehicle.

      (b) The wholesale vehicle auctioneer shall be deemed a transferee of the vehicle for the purposes of subsection [3.] 4. The wholesale vehicle auctioneer is not required to comply with subsection 1 if he:

             (1) Does not take an ownership interest in the vehicle;

             (2) Auctions the vehicle to a vehicle dealer or automobile wrecker licensed as such in this or any other state; and

             (3) Stamps his name, his identification number as a vehicle dealer and the date of the auction on the certificate of ownership and the bill of sale and any other documents of transfer for the vehicle.

      [5.] 6.  A charitable organization which intends to sell a vehicle which has been donated to the organization must deliver immediately to the department or its agent the certificate of registration and the license plate or plates for the vehicle. The charitable organization must not be required to register, pay a transfer or registration fee for, or pay a privilege tax on the vehicle. When the vehicle is sold by the charitable organization, the purchaser shall apply for registration as provided in NRS 482.215 and pay the privilege taxes due.

      7.  For the purposes of this section, “wholesale vehicle auctioneer” means a dealer who:

      (a) Is engaged in the business of auctioning consigned motor vehicles to vehicle dealers or automobile wreckers, or both, who are licensed as such in this or any other state; and

      (b) Does not in the ordinary course of his business buy, sell or own vehicles he auctions.


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      Sec. 9.  NRS 485.187 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      485.187  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the owner of a motor vehicle shall not:

      (a) Operate the motor vehicle, if it is registered or required to be registered in this state, without having security for payment of liabilities arising from maintenance or use of the vehicle as required by NRS 485.185.

      (b) Operate or knowingly permit the operation of the motor vehicle without having evidence of current insurance of the operator or the vehicle in the vehicle.

      (c) Fail or refuse to surrender, upon demand, to a peace officer or to an authorized representative of the department proof of security.

      (d) Knowingly permit the operation of the motor vehicle in violation of subsection 3 of NRS 485.186.

      2.  A person shall not operate the motor vehicle of another unless:

      (a) He first ensures that the required evidence of current proof of financial responsibility is present in the motor vehicle; or

      (b) He has his own proof of financial responsibility which covers him as the operator of the motor vehicle.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, any person who violates subsection 1 or 2 shall be punished by a fine of not less than $600 nor more than $1,000 for each violation. The fine must be reduced to $100 for the first violation if the required proof of financial responsibility is obtained not later than 30 days after the fine is imposed.

      4.  A court:

      (a) Shall not fine a person for a violation of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection 1 or for a violation of subsection 2 if he presents evidence to the court that the proof of financial responsibility required by NRS 485.185 was in effect at the time demand was made for it.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a), may impose a fine of $1,000 for a violation of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection 1, and suspend the fine on the condition that the person presents proof to the court each month for 12 months that the security required by NRS 485.185 is currently in effect.

      5.  Failure to deposit security if so required by the provisions of NRS 485.190 is prima facie evidence of violation of the provisions of this section.

      6.  The provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 1 do not apply if the motor vehicle in question displays a valid permit issued by the department pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 of NRS 482.3212 [,] or NRS 482.396, 482.3965, 482.423 or 482.424 authorizing the movement or operation of that vehicle within the state for a limited time.

      Sec. 10.  Sections 7 and 8 of this act become effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 624, SB 441

Senate Bill No. 441–Committee on Transportation

CHAPTER 624

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; prohibiting the department of motor vehicles and public safety from renewing the registration of a motor vehicle if fines for certain traffic violations have not been paid; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 482 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2, 3 and 4 of this act.

      Sec. 2.  “Local authority” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484.079.

      Sec. 3.  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and section 4 of this act, the department shall not renew the registration of a motor vehicle if a local authority has filed with the department a notice of nonpayment pursuant to section 7 of this act and the registered owner of the vehicle has not paid the amount set forth in the notice and the administrative fee imposed pursuant to subsection 4, unless, at or before the time for renewal of the registration, the registered owner pays that amount to the department.

      2.  The department shall renew the registration of a motor vehicle owned by a short-term lessor for which the department has received a notice of nonpayment pursuant to section 7 of this act without collecting the amount set forth in the notice if the short-term lessor submits to the department a certificate issued by a local authority pursuant to subsection 3.

      3.  A local authority shall, upon request, issue to a short-term lessor a certificate which requires the department to renew the registration of a vehicle owned by the short-term lessor without collecting the amount set forth in the notice of nonpayment filed with the department by the local authority pursuant to section 7 of this act, if the short-term lessor provides the local authority with the name, address and number of the driver’s license of the short-term lessee who was leasing the vehicle at the time of the violation.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in section 4 of this act, the department shall collect from each registered owner who pays to the department the amount set forth in the notice of nonpayment filed with the department by a local agency pursuant to section 7 of this act an administrative fee of $10, which must be deposited with the state treasurer for credit to the motor vehicle fund and allocated to the department to defray the cost of carrying out this section and section 4 of this act.

      5.  The department shall renew the registration of a motor vehicle for which the department has received a notice of nonpayment pursuant to section 7 of this act without collecting the amount set forth in the notice and the administrative fee imposed pursuant to subsection 4 if, before the expiration of the registration, the registered owner requests an extension of time for the payment of that amount and the administrative fee. If the registered owner fails to make such payment to the department within 90 days after the registration is renewed, the department shall rescind and cancel the registration of the motor vehicle.


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      6.  Upon the request of the registered owner of a motor vehicle, the department shall provide a copy of the notice of nonpayment filed with the department by the local agency pursuant to section 7 of this act.

      Sec. 4.  1.  If the registered owner of a motor vehicle pays to the department the amount set forth in the notice of nonpayment filed with the department by the local authority pursuant to section 7 of this act, the department shall:

      (a) Issue to the registered owner a receipt which indicates that the amount set forth in the notice has been paid;

      (b) Send, not later than 45 days after payment, a written notice to the local authority which filed the notice of nonpayment that the registered owner has paid the amount set forth in the notice;

      (c) Remit the amount collected, except the administrative fee imposed pursuant to section 3 of this act, to the local authority which filed the notice of nonpayment within 30 days after the receipt of that amount; and

      (d) If the registered owner has complied with the other requirements of this chapter, renew the registration of the vehicle.

      2.  If the registration of a vehicle which is identified in the notice of nonpayment filed with the department by a local authority pursuant to section 7 of this act is not renewed for two consecutive periods of registration, the department:

      (a) Shall notify the local authority which filed the notice of nonpayment that the vehicle has not been registered; and

      (b) Is not required to collect the amount set forth in that notice of nonpayment or the administrative fee required pursuant to section 3 of this act.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 482.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.010  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 482.011 to 482.137, inclusive, [and] section 2 of [this act,] Assembly Bill No. 352 of this session and section 2 of this act, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 482.280 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.280  1.  The registration of every vehicle expires at midnight on the day specified on the receipt of registration, unless the day specified falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. If the day specified on the receipt of registration is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the registration of the vehicle expires at midnight on the next judicial day. The department shall mail to each holder of a valid certificate of registration an application for renewal of registration for the following period of registration. The applications must be mailed by the department in sufficient time to allow all applicants to mail the applications to the department and to receive new certificates of registration and license plates, stickers, tabs or other suitable devices by mail before the expiration of their registrations. An applicant may present the application to any agent or office of the department.

      2.  An application mailed or presented to the department or to a county assessor pursuant to the provisions of this section, or presented to an authorized inspection station or authorized station pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.281 must include:

      (a) A signed declaration by the applicant that he has and will maintain, during the period of registration, security as required by NRS 485.185.


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Security may be provided by an operator’s policy of liability insurance if the applicant and the policy meet the requirements of NRS 485.186 and 485.3091.

      (b) If required, evidence of compliance with standards for control of emissions.

      3.  The department shall insert in each application mailed pursuant to subsection 1 [the] :

      (a) The amount of privilege tax to be collected for the county pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.260.

      (b) The amount set forth in a notice of nonpayment filed with the department by a local authority pursuant to section 7 of this act.

      4.  An owner who has made proper application for renewal of registration before the expiration of the current registration but who has not received the license plate or plates or card of registration for the ensuing period of registration is entitled to operate or permit the operation of that vehicle upon the highways upon displaying thereon the license plate or plates issued for the preceding period of registration for such a time as may be prescribed by the department as it may find necessary for the issuance of the new plate or plates or card of registration.

      Sec. 7.  Chapter 484 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  If the registered owner of a motor vehicle fails to pay any civil penalty or criminal fine or any other charge imposed for any violation of the provisions of NRS 484.395 to 484.443, inclusive, including any civil penalty or criminal fine or other charge imposed pursuant to any ordinance of a local authority authorized by this chapter which covers the same subject matter as the provisions of NRS 484.395 to 484.443, inclusive, the local authority which imposed that fine or charge may file a notice of nonpayment with the department.

      2.  The notice must include:

      (a) The time, place and date of each violation;

      (b) The number of the license plate of the vehicle and the make and model year of the vehicle;

      (c) The amount of the fine and any other charge imposed for each violation;

      (d) The total amount of money owed to the local authority for all such violations; and

      (e) Any other information the department may require.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in sections 3 and 4 of this act, the department shall, upon receipt of such a notice, collect the amount set forth in the notice when it collects the applicable fees for the renewal of the registration of the vehicle.

      4.  The department shall adopt regulations which prescribe the form for the notice of nonpayment and any information which must be included in that notice.

      Sec. 8.  1.  Expenditure of $290,622 by the department of motor vehicles and public safety from the budget account for the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history in the state general fund is hereby authorized during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, to carry out the provisions of sections 3 and 4 of this act.


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Nevada records of criminal history in the state general fund is hereby authorized during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, to carry out the provisions of sections 3 and 4 of this act.

      2.  Expenditure of $316,640 by the department of motor vehicles and public safety from the budget account for the registration division of the department in the state highway fund is hereby authorized during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, to carry out the provisions of sections 3 and 4 of this act.

      3.  The money authorized to be expended pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 must be expended in accordance with the allotment transfer, work program and budget provisions of NRS 353.150 to 353.245, inclusive, and transfers to and from salary allotments, travel allotments, operating expense allotments, equipment allotments and other allotments must be allowed and made in accordance with the provisions of NRS 353.215 to 353.225, inclusive, and after separate consideration of the merits of each request.

      Sec. 9.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4 of this act, the department of motor vehicles and public safety shall deduct and withhold $6, in addition to the administrative fee imposed pursuant to section 3 of this act, from the amount it collects from each registered owner of a motor vehicle that it would otherwise remit to a local authority pursuant to section 4 of this act.

      Sec. 10.  The department of motor vehicles and public safety shall account separately for the money it withholds pursuant to section 9 of this act and deposit that money with the state treasurer for credit to the budget account for the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history in the state general fund.

      Sec. 11.  1.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval for the purposes of adopting the regulations required by section 7 of this act and authorizing any preliminary activities necessary to ensure that the provisions of this act are carried out in an orderly fashion, and for all other purposes:

      (a) This section and section 8 of this act become effective on July 1, 1995.

      (b) Sections 1 to 7, inclusive, 9 and 10 of this act become effective on July 1, 1996.

      2.  Section 8 of this act expires by limitation on June 30, 1997.

      3.  Section 9 of this act expires by limitation when the department of motor vehicles and public safety has deducted and withheld the total amount authorized for expenditure pursuant to subsection 1 of section 8 of this act.

 

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CHAPTER 625, AB 447

Assembly Bill No. 447–Committee on Transportation

CHAPTER 625

AN ACT relating to the sale of motor vehicles; providing for the licensing and regulation of brokers; requiring a broker to maintain a trust account for deposits by prospective buyers; requiring the disclosure of certain information to prospective buyers; providing requirements for brokerage agreements; prohibiting a vehicle dealer from dealing directly with a prospective buyer of the broker regarding certain matters; eliminating the authority of a dealer to transfer the registrations of vehicles which are not subject to the payment of privilege taxes to other vehicles he holds for sale or resale; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 482 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 to 9, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 2.  “Broker” means a person who, for a fee or any other consideration, offers to provide to another person the service of arranging, negotiating or assisting in the purchase of a new or used vehicle which has not been registered by the broker.

      Sec. 3.  1.  A person shall not engage in the activity of a broker of vehicles in this state without first having received a license from the department. Before issuing a license to a broker, the department shall require:

      (a) An application, signed and verified by the applicant, stating that the applicant desires to be licensed as a broker, his residential address, and the address of his principal place of business;

      (b) A statement as to whether any previous application of the applicant for a license as a vehicle dealer or broker has been denied or whether such a license has been suspended or revoked;

      (c) Payment of a nonrefundable license fee of $125;

      (d) For initial licensure, the submission of a complete set of the applicant’s fingerprints and written permission authorizing the department to forward those fingerprints to the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report; and

      (e) Any other information the department deems necessary.

A license issued pursuant to this section expires on December 31 of the year in which it was issued and may be renewed annually upon the payment of a fee of $50.

      2.  An application for a broker’s license may be denied and a broker’s license may be suspended or revoked upon the following grounds:

      (a) Conviction of a felony;

      (b) Conviction of a gross misdemeanor;

      (c) Conviction of a misdemeanor for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter;

      (d) Falsification of the application; or

      (e) Any other reason determined by the director to be in the best interests of the public.


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      3.  If an application for a broker’s license has been denied, the applicant may not reapply sooner than 6 months after the denial.

      4.  A broker’s license must be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises of the broker’s principal place of business.

      5.  If any information submitted in the application for a broker’s license changes, the broker shall submit a written notice of the change to the department within 10 days.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.555, any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      Sec. 4.  1.  Before a person may be licensed as a broker, he must procure and file with the department a good and sufficient bond in the amount of $50,000 with a corporate surety thereon licensed to do business within the State of Nevada, approved as to form by the attorney general, and conditioned that the applicant shall conduct his business as a broker without fraud or fraudulent representation, and without violation of the provisions of this chapter. The department may, by agreement with any broker who has been licensed as a broker for 5 years or more, allow a reduction in the amount of the bond if his business has been conducted satisfactorily for the preceding 5 years, but no bond may be in an amount less than $5,000.

      2.  The bond must be continuous in form and the total aggregate liability on the bond must be limited to the payment of the total amount of the bond, but in no case may the amount of any judgment in an action on such a bond exceed the retail value of any vehicle in connection with which the action was brought.

      3.  The undertaking on the bond includes any fraud or fraudulent representation or violation of any of the provisions of this chapter by any employee of the licensed broker who acts on behalf of the broker and within the scope of his employment.

      4.  The bond must provide that any person injured by the action of the broker or his employee in violation of any provision of this chapter may bring an action on the bond.

      Sec. 5.  No broker may intentionally cause to be published, displayed or circulated any advertisement, including any listing in a telephone directory, in which he is represented to be any type of vehicle dealer, unless he has obtained the appropriate license from the department as provided in this chapter.

      Sec. 6.  1.  Each broker shall open and maintain a separate trust account in a federally insured bank or savings and loan association in this state into which he shall deposit any money received from a prospective buyer as a deposit on a vehicle. A broker shall not:

      (a) Commingle the money in the trust account with any money that is not a deposit on a vehicle.

      (b) Use any money in the trust account to pay his operational expenses.

      2.  A broker shall not require the buyer of a vehicle to pay a deposit on a vehicle in an amount that exceeds 10 percent of the purchase price of the vehicle.

      Sec. 7.  The director shall, before renewing any license issued pursuant to section 3 of this act, consider the number and types of complaints, if any, received against a licensed broker by the department.


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      Sec. 8.  1.  Before commencing the provision of services to a prospective buyer, a broker shall execute a written brokerage agreement with the prospective buyer.

      2.  A brokerage agreement executed pursuant to subsection 1 must be in at least 10-point type and must include:

      (a) The name, address, license number and telephone number of the broker.

      (b) A complete description of the vehicle, including, but not limited to, the make, model, year and color of the vehicle.

      (c) A specific statement of:

             (1) The amount of the purchase price of the vehicle; and

             (2) The date on which the brokerage agreement expires, if an agreement with a vehicle dealer to purchase a vehicle has not been signed.

      (d) One of the following statements, as applicable for the particular transaction, printed in at least 10-point bold type and placed immediately below the statement required by paragraph (c):

             (1) The broker does not receive a fee from the dealer which is selling this vehicle.

             (2) The broker does receive a fee from the dealer which is selling this vehicle.

      (e) A notice on the face of the brokerage agreement with a title in at least 14-point bold type and the text in at least 10-point bold type in substantially the following form:

 

NOTICE

 

       This is an agreement to provide services; it is not an agreement for the purchase of a vehicle. The laws of the State of Nevada provide you with the following rights and protection:

       1.  Once you have signed this agreement, you have the right to cancel it and receive a full refund of any money that you paid under any of the following circumstances:

       (a) The final price of the vehicle exceeds the purchase price stated in this agreement.

       (b) The vehicle, upon delivery, does not match the description provided in this agreement.

       (c) This agreement expired before you were presented with an agreement to purchase the vehicle from a dealer.

       2.  If you have paid a deposit to purchase the vehicle, you have the right to receive a full refund of that deposit at any time before you sign an agreement to purchase the vehicle with a dealer. The amount of any deposit to purchase a vehicle must not exceed 10 percent of the purchase price of the vehicle and must be deposited by the broker in a federally insured trust account.

       3.  If you are unable to resolve a dispute with your broker, please contact your local office of the department of motor vehicles and public safety.

 

      (f) The date of execution of the brokerage agreement.


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      (g) The signatures of the broker and the prospective buyer.

      3.  A broker shall retain copies of any brokerage agreement executed pursuant to this section for 3 years.

      Sec. 9.  If a prospective buyer enters into an exclusive written brokerage agreement with a broker pursuant to section 8 of this act and the broker facilitates the sale by a vehicle dealer of a vehicle to the prospective buyer, the vehicle dealer shall not:

      1.  Deal directly with the prospective buyer regarding the matter of the purchase price until at least 30 days after the expiration of the brokerage agreement; or

      2.  Otherwise interfere with or obstruct the performance of the brokerage agreement.

The vehicle dealer may deal directly with the prospective buyer on other matters relating to the sale of the vehicle, including, but not limited to, the terms of financing, purchase of extended warranties and insurance.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 482.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.010  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 482.011 to 482.137, inclusive, and section 2 of Assembly Bill No. 352 of this session and section 2 of this act, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 482.3161 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.3161  1.  A person shall not operate as a vehicle transporter in this state without a license issued by the department.

      2.  The provisions of NRS 482.316 to 482.3175, inclusive, do not apply to a manufacturer, distributor, dealer , broker or rebuilder licensed pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.318 to 482.363, inclusive [.] , or section 3 of this act.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 482.318 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.318  The legislature finds and declares that the distribution and sale of motor vehicles in the State of Nevada vitally affects the general economy of the state and the public interest and the public welfare, and in the exercise of its police power, it is necessary to regulate and to license motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors, new and used vehicle dealers, brokers, rebuilders, leasing companies, salesmen, and their representatives doing business in the State of Nevada in order to prevent frauds, impositions and other abuse upon its citizens.

      Sec. 12.5.  NRS 482.321 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.321  1.  Any dealer in vehicles in this state qualified to receive a dealer’s license is entitled to register in his name not more than 12 vehicles upon payment of the fees for registration and licensing as provided in this chapter. The dealer is not subject to the payment of privilege taxes on [these registrations, and may transfer the registrations to other vehicles he holds for sale or resale after payment of the fees for registration and for issuance of the certificate of title.] the registrations of those vehicles.

      2.  Vehicles so registered are subject to the payment of privilege taxes by the purchaser from the dealer at the time of their transfer to the purchaser.

      3.  The transferee of the vehicle is required to pay the fees for registration and privilege taxes before he is entitled to a transfer of the registration and title in his name.


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title in his name. The transferee shall apply for registration as provided in NRS 482.215.

      4.  This section does not apply to work or service vehicles.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 482.323 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.323  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, every vehicle dealer shall maintain an established place of business in this state which:

      (a) Includes a permanent enclosed building, owned in fee or leased, with sufficient space to display one or more vehicles which the dealer is licensed to sell; and

      (b) Is principally used by the dealer to conduct his business.

      2.  Every used vehicle dealer, trailer dealer or semitrailer dealer shall maintain an established place of business in this state which has:

      (a) Sufficient space to display one or more vehicles;

      (b) Boundaries which are clearly marked; and

      (c) A permanent enclosed building large enough to accommodate his office and provide a safe place to keep the books and other records of his business.

      3.  A short-term lessor must designate his principal place of business as his established place of business.

      4.  Every broker shall maintain an established place of business in this state which is in a permanent building with sufficient space to accommodate his office.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 482.3263 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.3263  1.  Every dealer and broker shall keep his books and records at his principal place of business and shall permit any authorized agent of the director or the State of Nevada to inspect and copy them during usual business hours.

      2.  A dealer or broker shall retain his books and records for 3 years after he ceases to be licensed as a dealer [.] or broker.

      Sec. 15.  Chapter 597 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      Any person entitled by the terms of a manufacturer’s express warranty to enforce its obligations is responsible for notifying the manufacturer of any change in his residential address.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 597.600 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      597.600  As used in NRS 597.600 to 597.680, inclusive, and section 15 of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Buyer” means:

      (a) A person who purchases or contracts to purchase, other than for purposes of resale, a motor vehicle normally used for personal, family or household purposes.

      (b) Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the time a manufacturer’s express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle is in effect.

      (c) Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection “motor vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.075. The term does not include motor homes or off-road vehicles except for the purposes of NRS 597.680.


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      Sec. 17.  Section 10 of this act becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 626, AB 415

Assembly Bill No. 415–Committee on Taxation

CHAPTER 626

AN ACT relating to the tax on special fuel; requiring special fuel suppliers to collect the tax on special fuel from purchasers at the terminal rack; prohibiting special fuel exporters from selling or distributing special fuel in this state; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 366 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 to 14, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 2.  “Rack” means a deck, platform or open bay which consists of a series of metered pipes and hoses for delivering special fuel from a refinery or terminal into a motor vehicle, rail car or vessel.

      Sec. 3.  “Special fuel exporter” means a person, other than a special fuel supplier, who receives special fuel in this state and sells or distributes it outside this state.

      Sec. 4.  “Terminal” means a facility for the storage of special fuel which is supplied by a motor vehicle, pipeline or vessel and from which special fuel is removed for distribution at a rack.

      Sec. 5.  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person shall not import, sell, distribute, use or store special fuel in this state to which dye has not been added pursuant to section 6 of this act or for which the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 has not been paid.

      2.  A special fuel supplier may import or store special fuel which has not been dyed and for which the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 has not been paid.

      Sec. 6.  1.  Special fuel which is exempt from the tax pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 366.200 must be dyed before it is removed for distribution from a rack. The dye added to the exempt special fuel must be of the color and concentration required by the regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 4082.

      2.  A person shall not operate or maintain on any highway in this state a motor vehicle which contains in the fuel tank of that vehicle special fuel which has been dyed.

      3.  There is a rebuttable presumption that all special fuel which has not been dyed and which is sold or distributed in this state is for the purpose of propelling a motor vehicle.

      Sec. 7.  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, each special fuel supplier who sells or distributes special fuel to which dye has not been added shall, at the time the special fuel is purchased, collect the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190.


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been added shall, at the time the special fuel is purchased, collect the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190.

      2.  A special fuel supplier may sell special fuel to a purchaser without collecting the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 if the purchaser of the special fuel:

      (a) Has been issued a permit by the department pursuant to section 10 of this act; and

      (b) Elects to defer payment of the tax.

      3.  A special fuel supplier shall not collect the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 if the purchaser of the special fuel is:

      (a) A special fuel supplier; or

      (b) A special fuel exporter.

      4.  A special fuel supplier who sells special fuel to any other special fuel supplier shall keep such records of the transaction as the department may require. The department shall adopt regulations setting forth:

      (a) The records which must be kept by the special fuel supplier pursuant to this subsection; and

      (b) The period for which those records must be kept by the special fuel supplier.

      5.  If, within a period of 6 months, a person purchases not less than 200 gallons of special fuel in this state which is used for a purpose that is exempt from the payment of the tax on special fuel pursuant to NRS 366.200, he may apply to the department for a refund in the manner prescribed in subsection 6 of NRS 366.650.

      Sec. 8.  Each special fuel supplier shall, not later than the last day of each month:

      1.  Submit to the department a tax return which sets forth:

      (a) The number of gallons of special fuel he received during the previous month;

      (b) The number of gallons of special fuel he sold, distributed or used in this state during the previous month; and

      (c) The number of gallons of special fuel he sold, distributed or used in this state in which dye was added during the previous month.

      2.  Pay to the department the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 on all special fuel sold, distributed or used during the previous month for which dye was not added in the manner prescribed in this chapter.

      Sec. 9.  Each special fuel exporter shall, not later than the last day of each month, submit to the department a written statement which sets forth:

      1.  The number of gallons of special fuel he received during the previous month;

      2.  The number of gallons of special fuel he sold or distributed outside this state;

      3.  The name and mailing address of each person to whom he sold or distributed special fuel outside this state; and

      4.  The number of gallons of special fuel he sold or distributed to each person to whom he sold or distributed special fuel outside this state.

      Sec. 10.  1.  A purchaser of special fuel who wishes to defer payment of the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 to the special fuel supplier until 25 days after the end of the month in which the fuel is purchased must apply for a permit to defer payment of the tax.


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days after the end of the month in which the fuel is purchased must apply for a permit to defer payment of the tax.

      2.  The department may require an applicant for a permit to defer payment of the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 to provide a bond executed by him as principal, and by a corporation qualified pursuant to the laws of this state as surety, payable to this state. The bond must indemnify the department against any deduction claimed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 366.540 by a special fuel supplier because of the principal’s failure to pay the tax as required by this chapter.

      3.  If a purchaser of special fuel:

      (a) Has been issued a permit to defer the payment of the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190; and

      (b) Elects to defer payment of the tax,

he shall, not later than 25 days after the end of the month in which the fuel is purchased, pay the tax to the special fuel supplier by electronic transfer of money.

      4.  If a purchaser fails to make a payment to a special fuel supplier as required by this section, the department may:

      (a) Revoke the purchaser’s permit;

      (b) If the purchaser was required to provide a bond pursuant to subsection 2, require the purchaser to increase the amount of the bond; or

      (c) Take any other action to ensure that the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 is paid.

      5.  The department shall notify each special fuel supplier in this state when it revokes a permit issued pursuant to this section.

      6.  The department shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

      7.  As used in this section, “electronic transfer of money” means any transfer of money, other than a transaction initiated by a check, draft or other similar instrument, that is initiated through an electronic terminal, telephone, computer or magnetic tape to order, instruct or authorize a financial institution or person holding an account on behalf of a purchaser of special fuel to debit an account.

      Sec. 11.  1.  Each special fuel supplier shall prepare and provide a record of shipment to each person who purchases more than 25 gallons of special fuel and transports the special fuel from the place of purchase. The record of shipment must include the:

      (a) Place where the special fuel was purchased;

      (b) Place to which the purchaser declares the special fuel will be transported;

      (c) Number of gallons of special fuel transported;

      (d) Color and concentration of the dye added to the special fuel, if any; and

      (e) Name and address of the purchaser of the special fuel.

      2.  Each person who transports special fuel in this state shall:

      (a) Keep the record of shipment required by subsection 1 in the vehicle in which the special fuel is transported until the special fuel is delivered to the purchaser; and


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      (b) Upon request from a peace officer, allow the peace officer to inspect the record of shipment.

      Sec. 12.  1.  Every carrier, whether common, contract or private, except a special fuel supplier licensed pursuant to this chapter or a wholesale distributor transporting the products of a special fuel supplier licensed pursuant to this chapter, who transports special fuel in interstate commerce to or from any point within this state, or solely within this state, shall report to the department all deliveries of that special fuel.

      2.  A report must be made for each calendar month and must be filed within 25 days after the end of the month for which the report is made. The report must show:

      (a) The name and address of every consignor and consignee and of every person other than the designated consignee to whom delivery has actually been made;

      (b) The date of each delivery;

      (c) The number of gallons of special fuel delivered for each delivery; and

      (d) Such other information as the department may require.

      3.  The department or its authorized agents may examine the books and records of any carrier during business hours to determine whether the carrier is in compliance with the provisions of this section.

      Sec. 13.  A special fuel exporter shall not sell or distribute special fuel in this state. A special fuel exporter who violates the provisions of this section:

      1.  Is guilty of a misdemeanor; and

      2.  Shall, within the period prescribed in NRS 366.370, pay to the department the tax imposed pursuant to NRS 366.190 on all special fuel sold or distributed in this state.

      Sec. 14.  1.  The department may impose an administrative fine, not to exceed $2,500, for a violation of any provision of this chapter, or any regulation or order adopted or issued pursuant thereto. The department shall afford to any person so fined an opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the provisions of NRS 233B.121.

      2.  All administrative fines collected by the department pursuant to subsection 1 must be deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the state highway fund.

      3.  In addition to any other remedy provided by this chapter, the department may compel compliance with any provision of this chapter and any regulation or order adopted or issued pursuant thereto by injunction or other appropriate remedy. The department may institute and maintain in the name of the State of Nevada any such enforcement proceedings.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 366.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.020  [Except where] As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the [definitions given in this chapter govern the construction of this chapter.] words and terms defined in NRS 366.025 to 366.100, inclusive, and sections 2, 3 and 4 of this act, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 366.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.070  “Special fuel [dealer” means any person in the business of handling special fuel who delivers any part thereof into the fuel supply tank or tanks of a motor vehicle not then owned or controlled by him. For this purpose the term “fuel supply tank or tanks” does not include cargo tanks even though fuel is withdrawn directly therefrom for propulsion of the vehicle.]


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purpose the term “fuel supply tank or tanks” does not include cargo tanks even though fuel is withdrawn directly therefrom for propulsion of the vehicle.] supplier” means a person who:

      1.  Imports or acquires immediately upon importation into this state special fuel from within or without a state, territory or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia into a terminal located in this state;

      2.  Produces, manufactures or refines special fuel in this state; or

      3.  Otherwise acquires for distribution in this state special fuel with respect to which there has been no previous taxable sale or use.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 366.100 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.100  “Use” means [either the receipt, delivery or placing of special fuels by a special fuel dealer into the fuel supply tank or tanks of any motor vehicle not owned or controlled by him while such vehicle is within this state, or] the consumption by a special fuel user of special fuels in propulsion of a motor vehicle on the highways of this state.

      Sec. 18.  NRS 366.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.140  1.  Every special fuel [dealer,] supplier, special fuel user and every person [importing, manufacturing, refining, dealing in,] transporting or storing special fuel in this state shall keep such records, receipts, invoices and other pertinent papers with respect thereto as the department requires.

      2.  These records, receipts, invoices and other pertinent papers must be preserved intact for 36 months.

      3.  Any special fuel [dealer] supplier, special fuel exporter or special fuel user who:

      (a) Fails to file the returns required pursuant to this chapter; or

      (b) Files the returns required pursuant to this chapter and indicates that no taxable fuel was [delivered] sold, distributed or used or that he conducted no taxable operation,

shall keep the records required by this section for 7 years after their making or until the department gives him written authorization to destroy the records.

      4.  The records, receipts, invoices and other pertinent papers must be available at all times during business hours to the department or its authorized agents.

      Sec. 19.  NRS 366.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.150  1.  The department or its [duly] authorized agents [are empowered:

      (a) To examine] may:

      (a) Examine the books, papers, records and equipment of any special fuel [dealer,] supplier, special fuel user or person [dealing in,] transporting or storing special fuel as defined in NRS 366.060; and

      (b) [To investigate] Investigate the character of the disposition which any person makes of [such] that fuel,

[in order to ascertain and] to determine whether all excise taxes due [under] pursuant to this chapter are being properly reported and paid.

      2.  The fact that such books, papers, records and equipment are not maintained in this state at the time of demand shall not cause the department to lose any right of examination [under] pursuant to this chapter when and where [such] those books, papers, records and equipment become available.


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      Sec. 20.  NRS 366.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.160  1.  All records of mileage operated, origin and destination points within this state, equipment operated in this state, gallons or cubic feet consumed, and tax paid must at all reasonable times be open to the public.

      2.  All supporting schedules, invoices and other pertinent papers relative to the business affairs and operations of any special fuel [dealer] supplier or special fuel user, and any information obtained by an investigation of the records and equipment of any special fuel [dealer] supplier or special fuel user, shall be deemed confidential and must not be revealed [in whole or in part to anyone except in the necessary administration of] to any person except as necessary to administer this chapter or as otherwise provided by law.

      Sec. 21.  NRS 366.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.170  The department may, upon request from officials to whom is entrusted the enforcement of the special fuel tax law of any other state, the District of Columbia, the United States, its territories [and possessions,] or possessions, or any foreign country, forward to [such] those officials any information which it may have relative to the receipt, storage, delivery, sale, use or other disposition of special fuel by any special fuel [dealer] supplier, special fuel exporter or special fuel user, [provided] if, such other state, district, territory [and] or possession furnishes [like] similar information to this state.

      Sec. 22.  NRS 366.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.220  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, it is unlawful for any special fuel [dealer] supplier or special fuel user to sell or use special fuel within this state unless the special fuel [dealer] supplier or special fuel user is the holder of a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s or special fuel user’s license issued to him by the department.

      2.  The department may adopt regulations relating to the issuance of any special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s or special fuel user’s license and the collection of fees therefor.

      Sec. 23.  NRS 366.240 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.240  1.  The department shall:

      (a) Upon receipt of the application and bond in proper form, issue to the applicant a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license.

      (b) Upon receipt of the application in proper form, issue to the applicant a special fuel user’s license.

      2.  The department may refuse to issue a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license or special fuel user’s license to any person:

      (a) Who formerly held a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license which, before the time of filing the application, has been revoked for cause;

      (b) Who applies as a subterfuge for the real party in interest whose license, before the time of filing the application, has been revoked for cause;

      (c) Who, if he is a special fuel [dealer,] supplier, neglects or refuses to furnish a bond as required by this chapter; [or]

      (d) Who is in default in the payment of a tax on special fuel in any other state, the District of Columbia, the United States, its territories or possessions, or any foreign country; or

      (e) Upon other sufficient cause being shown.


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      Sec. 24.  NRS 366.250 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.250  Any applicant whose application for a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license or special fuel user’s license has been denied may petition the department for a hearing. The department shall:

      1.  Grant the applicant a hearing.

      2.  [Give him at least 10 days’] Provide to the person, not less than 10 days before the hearing, written notice of the time and place of the hearing.

      Sec. 25.  NRS 366.260 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.260  1.  Each special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license is valid until suspended or revoked for cause or otherwise canceled.

      2.  Each special fuel user’s license is valid for the calendar year unless suspended or revoked for cause or otherwise canceled.

      3.  [No special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s license is transferable.] The license of a special fuel supplier or special fuel user is not transferable.

      Sec. 26.  NRS 366.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.270  Whenever any person ceases to be a special fuel [dealer] supplier or special fuel user within the state by reason of discontinuance, sale or transfer of his business, he shall:

      1.  Notify the department in writing at the time the discontinuance, sale or transfer takes effect. The notice must give the date of discontinuance and, in the event of a sale, the date thereof and the name and address of the purchaser or transferee.

      2.  Surrender to the department the license [certificate] issued to him by the department.

      3.  If he is a special fuel user, file a quarterly tax return and pay all taxes, interest and penalties pursuant to NRS 366.370 and 366.380, except that both the filing and payment are due on or before the last day of the month following the month of discontinuance, sale or transfer of the business.

      4.  If he is a special fuel [dealer,] supplier, file a monthly tax return and pay all taxes, interest and penalties pursuant to NRS 366.370 and [366.385] section 8 of this act on or before the last day of the month following the month of discontinuance, sale or transfer of the business.

      Sec. 27.  NRS 366.350 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.350  1.  The department may revoke the license of any special fuel [dealer] supplier or special fuel user for reasonable cause.

      2.  Before revoking a license, the department shall send a notice by registered or certified mail to the licensee at his last known address ordering him to appear before the department at a time not less than 10 days after the mailing of [such] the notice and show cause why the license should not be revoked.

      Sec. 28.  NRS 366.360 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.360  1.  The department shall cancel any license to act as a special fuel [dealer] supplier or a special fuel user immediately upon the surrender thereof by the holder.

      2.  If a surety has lodged with the department a written request to be released and discharged of liability, the department shall immediately notify the special fuel [dealer] supplier who furnished the bond, and unless he files a new bond as required by the department within 30 days or makes a deposit in lieu thereof as provided in NRS 366.550, the department may cancel his license.


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lieu thereof as provided in NRS 366.550, the department may cancel his license.

      3.  If a special fuel [dealer] supplier becomes delinquent in the payment of excise taxes as prescribed by this chapter to the extent that his liability exceeds the total amount of bond furnished by him, the department may cancel his license immediately.

      Sec. 29.  NRS 366.370 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.370  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, the excise tax imposed by this chapter with respect to the use or sale of special fuel during any calendar quarter is due on or before the last day of the first month following the quarterly period to which it relates.

      2.  If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business day is the final due date.

      3.  Payment shall be [considered] deemed received on the date shown by the [post office] cancellation mark stamped by the United States Postal Service or the postal service of any other country upon an envelope containing payment properly addressed to the department.

      4.  A special fuel [dealer] supplier shall pay the tax imposed by this chapter at the time he files his monthly tax return pursuant to [NRS 366.385.] section 8 of this act.

      Sec. 30.  NRS 366.390 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.390  1.  The department shall allow each [dealer] special fuel supplier to retain an amount equal to 2 percent of the amount of the tax collected by [such dealer] the special fuel supplier as a fee for making [such] the collection.

      2.  If the special fuel for which the tax was collected by the special fuel supplier is sold to a purchaser who has been issued a permit pursuant to section 10 of this act, the special fuel supplier:

      (a) Is entitled to retain one-half of the fee; and

      (b) Shall distribute one-half of the fee to the purchaser. If the fuel is resold by that purchaser to another purchaser who has been issued a permit pursuant to section 10 of this act, the purchaser who sells the special fuel to the subsequent purchaser shall distribute to that subsequent purchaser one-half of the fee he received from the special fuel supplier.

      Sec. 31.  NRS 366.395 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.395  1.  Any person who fails to pay any excise tax, except taxes assessed pursuant to the provisions of NRS 366.405, within the time prescribed by this chapter shall pay in addition to the tax a penalty of 10 percent of the amount thereof, plus interest on the amount of the tax at the rate of 1 percent per month or fraction thereof, from the date the tax became finally due until the date of payment.

      2.  Any person who fails to submit a quarterly or monthly tax return as required by the provisions of NRS 366.380 or [366.385,] section 8 of this act, respectively, or a statement as required by section 9 of this act, shall pay a penalty of $50 for each delinquent tax return, in addition to any other penalty provided by the provisions of this chapter.

      3.  A tax return or statement is considered delinquent when it has not been received by the department by the date the tax return or statement is due, as prescribed by the provisions of this chapter.


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      Sec. 32.  NRS 366.405 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.405  1.  If the department is not satisfied with the records or statements of, or with the amount of tax paid by, any person pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, it may make an additional or estimated assessment of tax due from that person based upon any information available to it. Every additional or estimated assessment bears interest at the rate of 2 percent per month, or fraction thereof, from the date the additional assessment is imposed until paid.

      2.  If any part of a deficiency for which an additional assessment is imposed is found to be caused by negligence or intentional disregard of the provisions of this chapter or the regulations of the department adopted pursuant to those provisions, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the additional assessment must be added thereto. If any part of the deficiency is found to be caused by fraud or an intent to evade the provisions of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant to those provisions, a penalty of 25 percent of the amount of the additional assessment must be added thereto.

      3.  The department shall give the person written notice of the additional assessment. The notice may be served personally or by mail in the manner prescribed by Rule 5 of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure addressed to the person at his address as it appears in the records of the department. Except for reports filed pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 366.140, every notice of additional assessment proposed to be assessed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter must be served within 36 months after the claimed erroneous report was filed.

      4.  If a special fuel user or special fuel [dealer] supplier refuses or fails to make available to the department, upon request, such records, reports or other information as determined by the department to be necessary to enable it to determine that the amount of tax paid by the user or [dealer] supplier is correct, the additional or estimated assessment made pursuant to the provisions of this section is presumed to be correct and the burden is upon the person challenging the assessment to establish that it is erroneous.

      5.  Any person against whom an assessment has been made pursuant to the provisions of this section may petition the department in writing for a redetermination within 30 days after service of the notice. If a petition is not filed with the department within that period, the assessment becomes final.

      6.  If a petition for redetermination is filed within 30 days, the department shall reconsider the assessment and send the petitioner, by certified mail, notice of its decision and the reasons therefor. A petitioner aggrieved by the department’s decision may appeal the decision by submitting a written request to the department for [such] a hearing not later than 30 days after notice of the decision was mailed by the department. The department shall schedule an administrative hearing and provide to the petitioner [with 10 days’] , not less than 10 days before the hearing, notice of the time and place of the hearing. The department may continue the hearing as [may be] it deems necessary.

      7.  The order of the department upon a petition becomes final 30 days after service of notice thereof. If any additional assessment is not paid on or before the date it becomes final, there must be added thereto in addition to any other penalty provided for in this chapter a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the additional assessment.


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      Sec. 33.  NRS 366.540 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.540  1.  The tax provided for by this chapter must be paid by special fuel [dealers] suppliers and special fuel users. A special fuel [dealer shall remit] supplier shall pay to the department the excise tax he collects from purchasers of special fuel [users] with the monthly return filed pursuant to [NRS 366.385] section 8 of this act. The tax paid by a special fuel user must be computed by multiplying the tax rate per gallon provided in this chapter by the difference between the number of gallons purchased by the special fuel user and the number of gallons of special fuel consumed by him in the propulsion of motor vehicles on the highways of this state . [, then subtracting the amount of tax paid to special fuel dealers.]

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, in computing the amount of tax on special fuel a special fuel supplier owes to the department, the special fuel supplier may deduct from the amount due pursuant to subsection 1 any amount which is due but has not been paid by a purchaser who is authorized by the department to defer payment of the tax pursuant to section 10 of this act. If such a deduction is claimed, the claim must identify the purchaser and the amount of taxes that he failed to pay.

      3.  A special fuel supplier shall not deduct from the amount he owes the department pursuant to subsection 1 any amount which has not been paid by a person whose permit to defer the payment of the tax has been revoked pursuant to subsection 4 of section 10 of this act if, before the special fuel was purchased, the special fuel supplier had been notified by the department pursuant to subsection 5 of section 10 of this act that it had revoked the purchaser’s permit.

      Sec. 34.  NRS 366.550 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.550  1.  An applicant for or holder of a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license shall provide a bond executed by him as principal, and by a corporation qualified [under] pursuant to the laws of this state as surety, payable to the State of Nevada, and conditioned upon the faithful performance of all of the requirements of this chapter and upon the punctual payment of all excise taxes, penalties and interest due to the State of Nevada. The total amount of the bond or bonds of any holder of a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license must be fixed by the department at not less than three times the estimated maximum monthly tax, determined in such a manner as the department deems proper, but the amount must not be less than $1,000. If the department determines that a person is habitually delinquent in the payment of amounts due to the department, it may increase the amount of his security to not more than five times the estimated maximum monthly tax. When cash or a savings certificate, certificate of deposit or investment certificate is used, the amount required must be rounded off to the next larger integral multiple of $100.

      2.  No recovery on any bond, nor the execution of any new bond, nor the suspension or revocation of any special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license affects the validity of any bond.

      3.  In lieu of a bond or bonds an applicant for or holder of a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license may deposit with the state treasurer, under such terms as the department may prescribe, a like amount of lawful money of the United States or any other form of security authorized by NRS 100.065. If security is provided in the form of a savings certificate, certificate of deposit or investment certificate, the certificate must state that the amount is unavailable for withdrawal except upon order of the department.


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security is provided in the form of a savings certificate, certificate of deposit or investment certificate, the certificate must state that the amount is unavailable for withdrawal except upon order of the department.

      4.  If the holder of a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license is required to provide a bond of more than $5,000, the department may reduce the requirements for the bond to not less than $5,000 upon the [dealer’s] supplier’s faithful performance of all the requirements of this chapter and the punctual payment of all taxes due the State of Nevada for the 3 preceding calendar years.

      5.  The department shall immediately reinstate the original requirements for a bond for a holder of a special fuel [dealer’s] supplier’s license upon his:

      (a) Lack of faithful performance of the requirements of this chapter; or

      (b) Failure to pay punctually all taxes, fees, penalties and interest due the State of Nevada.

      Sec. 35.  NRS 366.560 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.560  Whenever any special fuel user or special fuel [dealer shall be] supplier is delinquent in the payment of any obligation imposed [under] pursuant to this chapter, the department may transmit notice of [such] the delinquency to the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county, who shall proceed at once, by appropriate legal action, to collect all [sums] money due the state from [such] the special fuel user or special fuel [dealer.] supplier.

      Sec. 36.  NRS 366.650 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.650  1.  If illegally or through error the department collects or receives any excise tax, penalty or interest imposed [under] pursuant to this chapter, the excise tax, penalty or interest must be refunded to the person who paid the tax, penalty or interest. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 360.235, a written application for refund, stating the specific grounds therefor, must be made within 36 months after the date of payment, whether or not the excise tax, penalty or interest was paid voluntarily or under protest.

      2.  Refunds must be made to a successor, assignee, estate or heir of the person if written application is made within the time limit.

      3.  Any amount determined to be refundable by the department must be refunded or credited to any amounts then due from the special fuel [dealer.] supplier.

      4.  All amounts refunded [under] pursuant to the provisions of this chapter must be paid from the state highway fund on claims presented by the department, approved by the state board of examiners, and allowed and paid as other claims against the state are allowed and paid.

      5.  Licensed special fuel users operating interstate who can prove to the satisfaction of the department that their special fuel purchases in Nevada exceed their use over the highways of this state for a certain quarter must apply credit to any excise taxes, penalties or interest required by this chapter or fees, taxes, penalties or interest applicable pursuant to chapter 706 of NRS and any balance may be refunded or credited to succeeding reports.

      6.  A person who wishes to apply for a refund of the tax on special fuel paid by him pursuant to subsection 5 of section 7 of this act must:

      (a) Submit an application for the refund on a form prescribed by the department; and


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      (b) Establish to the satisfaction of the department that within a period of 6 months he purchased not less than 200 gallons of special fuel in this state which was used for a purpose that is exempt from the tax on special fuel pursuant to NRS 366.200.

The department shall refund to an applicant who complies with the provisions of this subsection a refund in an amount equal to the tax paid by that person when he purchased the special fuel.

      Sec. 37.  NRS 366.660 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.660  1.  No injunction, writ of mandate or other legal or equitable process shall issue in any suit, action or proceeding in any court against this state or any officer thereof to prevent or enjoin the collection [under] pursuant to this chapter of any excise tax or other amount required to be collected.

      2.  After payment of any such excise tax or other amount under protest, [duly] verified and setting forth the grounds of objection to the legality thereof, filed with the department at the time of payment of the tax or other amount protested, the special fuel [dealer] supplier or special fuel user making the payment may bring an action against the state treasurer in the district court in and for Carson City for the recovery of the amount so paid under protest.

      Sec. 38.  NRS 366.715 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.715  1.  The department may seal [a special fuel pump if:

      (a) A licensed special fuel dealer becomes] the metered pipes and hoses of a rack if a special fuel supplier:

      (a) Becomes delinquent in payment of any amount due pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;

      (b) [A special fuel dealer operates] Operates without the license required by the provisions of this chapter; or

      (c) [A special fuel dealer is operating] Operates without the bond or cash deposit required by the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  The [pumps] metered pipes and hoses of the rack may be sealed until all required reports are filed, the tax, penalties and interest are paid in full, the required license is obtained and the bond or cash deposit is provided.

      3.  Before sealing [a pump,] the metered pipes and hoses of a rack, the department must send a notice by registered or certified mail to the licensed special fuel [dealer] supplier at his last known address ordering him to appear before the department at a time not less than 10 days after the mailing of the notice and show cause why the [pump] metered pipes and hoses of the rack should not be sealed.

      Sec. 39.  NRS 366.720 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.720  Any person who [shall:

      1.  Fail or refuse] :

      1.  Fails or refuses to pay the tax imposed by this chapter;

      2.  [Engage] Engages in business in this state as a special fuel user or special fuel [dealer] supplier without being the holder of [an uncanceled] a license to engage in [such] that business;

      3.  [Operate a motor vehicle which requires special fuel upon the highways of this state without a valid special fuel vehicle permit;

      4.  Fail] Fails to make any of the reports required by this chapter;

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      4.  Makes any false statement in any application, report or statement required by this chapter;

      [6.  Refuse]

      5.  Refuses to permit the department or any [duly] authorized agent to examine records as provided by this chapter;

      [7.  Fail]

      6.  Fails to keep proper records of quantities of special fuel received, produced, refined, manufactured, compounded, used or delivered in this state as required by this chapter; or

      [8.  Make]

      7.  Makes any false statement in connection with an application for the refund of any [moneys] money or taxes provided in this chapter,

[shall be] is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      Sec. 40.  NRS 366.205, 366.290 and 366.385 are hereby repealed.

      Sec. 41.  Any person, other than a special fuel supplier, who has title to special fuel which is held in storage on January 1, 1996, and for which the tax required by NRS 366.190 has not been paid, shall, not later than February 1, 1996, pay to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the tax due on the special fuel held in storage on January 1, 1996. The payment of the tax must be accompanied by a statement which sets forth the number of gallons of special fuel which the person held in storage on January 1, 1996.

      Sec. 42.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval, for the purpose of adopting the regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this act and on January 1, 1996, for all other purposes.

 

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CHAPTER 627, SB 580

Senate Bill No. 580–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 627

AN ACT relating to information services; authorizing installment purchase contracts for the purchase of equipment to upgrade the computer mainframe by the department of information services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  The department of information services may enter into contracts for the purchase of equipment to upgrade the mainframe of the computer. The contracts may include installment purchase agreements for the equipment which constitute a total debt of the State of Nevada in an amount determined by the state board of examiners not exceeding $5,000,000. Money for the payment of the debt incurred pursuant to this section will be provided for in the annual tax imposed for the payment of the obligations of the State of Nevada from the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund or by other legislative act. The provisions of NRS 349.238 to 349.248, inclusive, apply to payment of the debt. Interest on the debt must be paid at least semiannually and the principal must be paid within 20 years after the date of passage of this act.


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least semiannually and the principal must be paid within 20 years after the date of passage of this act.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 628, SB 577

Senate Bill No. 577–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 628

AN ACT relating to public employees; making appropriations from the state general fund and the state highway fund to the state board of examiners for increases in the salaries of certain employees of the State of Nevada; increasing the salaries of certain employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this act, to effect increases in salaries of approximately 5 percent, there is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal periods beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sums of $11,349,049 and $11,829,419, respectively, for the purpose of meeting any deficiencies which may be created between the appropriated money of the respective departments, commissions and agencies of the State of Nevada, as fixed by the 68th session of the legislature and the requirements for salaries of the classified personnel of those departments, commissions and agencies, including the judicial branch, necessary under an adjusted pay plan, except those employees whose salaries have been retained, to become effective on July 1, 1995.

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sum of $7,451,856 to provide a salary increase of approximately 3 percent for classified employees described in subsection 1 to become effective July 1, 1996.

      3.  The state board of examiners, upon the recommendation of the director of the department of administration, may allocate and disburse to the various departments, commissions and agencies of the State of Nevada, out of the money appropriated by this section such sums of money as may from time to time be required, which when added to the money otherwise appropriated or available equals the amount of money required to pay the salaries of the classified employees of the respective departments, commissions and agencies under the adjusted pay plan.

      Sec. 2.  1.  To effect increases in salaries of approximately 5 percent, there is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal periods beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sums of $1,728,434 and $1,895,619, respectively, for the purpose of meeting any deficiencies which may exist between the appropriated money of the department of motor vehicles and public safety, the public service commission of Nevada and the attorney general’s office as fixed by the 68th session of the legislature and the requirements for salaries of classified personnel of the department of motor vehicles and public safety, the public service commission of Nevada and the attorney general’s office necessary under an adjusted pay plan, except those employees whose salaries have been retained, to become effective July 1, 1995.


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deficiencies which may exist between the appropriated money of the department of motor vehicles and public safety, the public service commission of Nevada and the attorney general’s office as fixed by the 68th session of the legislature and the requirements for salaries of classified personnel of the department of motor vehicles and public safety, the public service commission of Nevada and the attorney general’s office necessary under an adjusted pay plan, except those employees whose salaries have been retained, to become effective July 1, 1995.

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sum of $1,199,784 to provide a salary increase of approximately 3 percent for classified employees described in subsection 1 to become effective July 1, 1996.

      3.  The state board of examiners, upon the recommendation of the director of the department of administration, may allocate and disburse to the department of motor vehicles and public safety, the public service commission of Nevada and the attorney general’s office out of the money appropriated by this section such sums of money as may from time to time be required, which when added to the money otherwise appropriated or available equals the amount of money required to meet and pay the salaries of the classified employees of the department of motor vehicles and public safety, the public service commission of Nevada and the attorney general’s office under the adjusted pay plan.

      Sec. 3.  1.  To effect increases in salaries of approximately 5 percent, there is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal periods beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sums of $2,522,617 and $2,585,682, respectively, for the purpose of meeting any deficiencies which may be created between the appropriated money of the University and Community College System of Nevada as fixed by the 68th session of the legislature and the requirements for salaries of the classified personnel of the University and Community College System of Nevada necessary under the adjusted pay plan, except those employees whose salaries have been retained, to become effective July 1, 1995.

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sum of $1,600,272 to provide a salary increase of approximately 3 percent for classified employees described in subsection 1 to become effective July 1, 1996.

      3.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the University and Community College System of Nevada for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sums of $5,903,468 and $6,051,054, respectively, for the purpose of increasing the salaries of the professional employees of the University and Community College System of Nevada, except those employees whose salaries have been retained, to become effective July 1, 1995.

      4.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the University and Community College System of Nevada for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sum of $4,653,886 for the purpose of increasing salaries of professional employees of the University and Community College System of Nevada described in subsection 3.


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purpose of increasing salaries of professional employees of the University and Community College System of Nevada described in subsection 3.

      5.  The state board of examiners, upon the recommendation of the director of the department of administration, may allocate and disburse to the University and Community College System of Nevada out of the money appropriated by subsections 1 and 2 such sums of money as may from time to time be required, which when added to the money otherwise appropriated or available equals the amount of money required to pay the salaries of the classified employees of the University and Community College System of Nevada under the adjusted pay plan.

      Sec. 4.  The money appropriated for fiscal years 1995-96 and 1996-97, in sections 1, 2 and 3 of this act is available for both fiscal years 1995-96 and 1996-97, and may be transferred from one fiscal year to the other with the approval of the governor upon the recommendation of the chief of the budget division of the department of administration. Any balance of that money must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the fund from which it was appropriated as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 5.  1.  To effect increases in salaries of approximately 5 percent, there is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the legislative fund for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sums of $433,957 and $443,246, respectively, for the purpose of meeting any deficiencies which may be created between the appropriated money as fixed by the 68th session of the legislature and the requirements for salaries of the employees of the legislative counsel bureau and of interim legislative operations, except those employees whose salaries have been retained, to become effective July 1, 1995.

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the legislative fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sum of $279,351 to provide a salary increase of approximately 3 percent to take effect July 1, 1996.

      3.  The money appropriated for fiscal years 1995-96 and 1996-97, in this section is available for both fiscal years 1995-96 and 1996-97, and may be transferred from one fiscal year to the other. Any balance of the money appropriated in this section must be carried forward for use in the next legislative session and does not revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 6.  1.  Employees filling the following positions in the classified service may receive annual salaries not to exceed the following specified amounts, effective July 1, 1995:

 

                                                                                                       Approximate

                                                                                                           Annual

                                                                                                             Salary

 

Title or Position

Senior physician (Range A) ...............................................              $89,340

Senior physician (Range B) ................................................                96,933

Senior physician (Range C) ................................................              100,480

Senior psychiatrist (Range A) ........................................... 96,933 Senior psychiatrist (Range B)              100,479

 


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Senior psychiatrist (Range B) ............................................              100,479

Senior psychiatrist (Range C) ............................................              114,220

State health officer (Range A) ...........................................              100,479

State health officer (Range B) ............................................              102,365

State health officer (Range C) ............................................              104,255

Senior institutional dentist (Range A) ..............................                79,232

Senior institutional dentist (Range B) ..............................                89,396

Medical director (State laboratory) ...................................              100,480

Veterinary diagnostician .....................................................                61,978

Senior veterinary diagnostician .........................................                64,373

Veterinary epidemiologist ...................................................                66,896

Veterinary supervisor (Animal disease laboratory) ........                66,896

 

As used in this section, a senior psychiatrist (Range B) is a psychiatrist eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry. A senior psychiatrist (Range C) is a psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry. A senior psychiatrist (Range A) is a psychiatrist not so certified or eligible.

      2.  The maximum annual salary for the positions listed in subsection 1, except those whose salaries have been retained, shall be adjusted effective July 1, 1996, by the same percentage increase provided for state employees generally.

      Sec. 7.  The state board of examiners shall allocate from the amounts appropriated by section 1 of this act to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to provide for Nevada’s share of a salary increase of the same percentage granted to classified employees of the State of Nevada which take effect on July 1, 1995, and July 1, 1996, the sum of no more than $32,015 for the fiscal year 1995-96 and the sum of no more than $54,904 for the fiscal year 1996-97.

      Sec. 8.  The department of personnel shall increase the level of compensation of all uniformed highway patrol positions by two grades on the classified employee compensation schedule effective July 1, 1995.

      1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal periods beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sums of $1,428,863 and $1,472,569, respectively, for the purpose of increasing the level of compensation of all uniformed highway patrol positions paid from the state highway fund by two grades on the classified employee compensation schedule effective July 1, 1995.

      2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state board of examiners for the fiscal periods beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, and beginning July 1, 1996, and ending June 30, 1997, the sums of $26,282 and $26,377, respectively, for the purpose of increasing the level of compensation of all uniformed highway patrol positions paid from the state general fund by two grades on the classified employee compensation schedule effective July 1, 1995.

      Sec. 9.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 629, AB 741

Assembly Bill No. 741–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 629

AN ACT relating to governmental financial administration; requiring the health division of the department of human resources to establish a perinatal care and obstetrical access pilot program; making an appropriation to the Canyon General Improvement District to repair damages caused by flooding; requiring the Clark County school district to establish a pilot program for the supervision of pupils before and after school; requiring the Clark County School District to establish a pilot program for the instruction of pupils whose primary language is not English; making various other appropriations from the state general fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  1.  The health division of the department of human resources shall establish a perinatal care and obstetrical access pilot program for women who reside in areas of Las Vegas which have been designated by the Federal Government as having a shortage of primary health care professionals and who are at a high risk of having health-related problems during pregnancy or during childbirth or of having babies with health-related problems.

      2.  The pilot program must include, without limitation:

      (a) Community projects to encourage women to obtain perinatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy.

      (b) Educational instruction for women and their partners to increase the likelihood that the women and their babies will remain healthy during pregnancy and after childbirth. Such instruction must be designed to be easily understood with consideration for varying cultural and sociological backgrounds.

      (c) Nutritional counseling to help women to understand the importance of proper nutrition during the perinatal period for the health of women and their children.

      (d) Community support services.

      3.  Any woman may obtain services through the pilot program. A person must not be denied services through the pilot program because of an inability to pay for the services. A determination of ability to pay must be based on a sliding fee scale approved by the appropriate federal agency and must be based on the person’s household income.

      Sec. 2.  1.  The health division shall contract with an appropriate nonprofit organization in the community to provide the services for the pilot program created pursuant to section 1 of this act.

      2.  The nonprofit organization must be selected based on its ability to serve the women described in subsection 1 of section 1 of this act.

      3.  The health division shall monitor the nonprofit entity selected to ensure that it provides the appropriate services.

      4.  The health division and the nonprofit organization selected as the provider of services for the pilot program shall establish a methodology to determine the effectiveness of the pilot program. The methodology may consist of an evaluation of:


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      (a) The percentage of women described in subsection 1 of section 1 of this act who obtain prenatal health care during the first trimester of pregnancy;

      (b) The effect of the services provided through the pilot program on the rate of low birth weight in newborn babies;

      (c) The satisfaction of the women who obtain services through the pilot program; and

      (d) The number of women who use the services offered through the pilot program.

      Sec. 3.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the health division of the department of human resources the sum of $100,000 for the establishment of the perinatal care and obstetrical access pilot program.

      2.  Any remaining balance of the appropriation made by subsection 1 must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the state general fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 4.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the Canyon General Improvement District located in Lockwood, Nevada, the sum of $175,000 to repair damages caused by flooding.

      2.  Any remaining balance of the appropriation made by subsection 1 must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the state general fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 5.  1.  The Clark County school district shall establish a pilot program for the supervision of pupils before and after school.

      2.  The school district shall designate 35 public schools within the district to participate in the pilot program. Not less than two-thirds of the schools designated must be schools that have been identified as enrolling the largest number of pupils at risk of failure in school.

      Sec. 6.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the Clark County school district the sum of $800,000 for the pilot program for the supervision of pupils before and after school. The money appropriated pursuant to this section may be used only to pay for:

      (a) The salaries and benefits of teachers and teachers’ aides who are hired to supervise pupils for the pilot program; and

      (b) The costs of operating the pilot program, including, without limitation, the cost of food purchased for snacks for the pupils who participate in the pilot program.

      2.  Any remaining balance of the appropriation made by subsection 1 must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the state general fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 7.  1.  In addition to the appropriation made pursuant to section 6 of this act for the pilot program for the supervision of pupils before and after school, the Clark County school district may accept money and services for the pilot program from other governmental entities and private sources.

      2.  The Clark County school district shall, on or before February 1, 1997, submit a report to the 69th session of the Nevada legislature which sets forth:

      (a) Its expenditures for each fiscal year during the biennium of money appropriated pursuant to section 6 of this act;

      (b) The number of employees hired for the pilot program and the hours and number of days that each employee worked;


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      (c) The number and ages of the children who participated in the pilot program and the number of hours that each child was supervised by the pilot program; and

      (d) Data pertaining to the academic achievement and performance of the children before and after participation in the program.

      Sec. 8.  1.  The Clark County school district shall, in cooperation with the department of education, establish a pilot program for the instruction of those pupils whose primary language is not English and whose:

      (a) Proficiency in English is below the average level of proficiency of those pupils who are the same age or at the same grade level and whose primary language is English; and

      (b) Ability to progress effectively in courses taught only in English is impaired by a lack of proficiency in English.

      2.  The pilot program may include, without limitation, methods of instruction which:

      (a) Emphasize the acquisition of proficiency in English and recognize the importance of the native language and culture of the pupil;

      (b) Increase contact between the school and the family of the pupil to assist the pupil and his family to acquire proficiency in English; and

      (c) Emphasize instruction in English only.

      3.  The Clark County school district shall, in cooperation with the department of education, conduct an evaluation of the pilot program established pursuant to subsection 2 to determine which methods are more effective for instructing pupils whose primary language is not English. The evaluation must assess the proficiency in English of each pupil who participates in the pilot program pursuant to regulations adopted by the state board of education relating to the assessment of proficiency in English or any other method of assessment which the Clark County school district and the department of education consider appropriate to measure the pupil’s proficiency in English and in the core curriculum taught at his grade level.

      4.  The Clark County school district shall, on or before January 1, 1997, report to the department of education the results of the evaluation conducted pursuant to subsection 3. The department of education shall, on or before February 15, 1997, submit a report of its findings concerning the evaluation and any recommended legislation to the 69th session of the Nevada legislature.

      Sec. 9.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the Clark County school district the sum of $200,000 for the establishment of a pilot program for the instruction of pupils whose primary language is not English.

      2.  Any remaining balance of the appropriation made by subsection 1 must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the state general fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 10.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 630, SB 582

Senate Bill No. 582–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 630

AN ACT relating to Statutes of Nevada 1995; making corrections to resolve conflicts among various bills of this session; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Senate Bill No. 362 of this session is hereby amended by adding a new section designated sec. 10, following sec. 9, to read as follows:

       Sec. 10.  Section 9 of this act becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 1995.

      Sec. 2.  Section 1 of Senate Bill No. 393 of this session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  NRS 125.510 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       125.510  1.  In determining the custody of a minor child in an action brought under this chapter, the court may:

       (a) During the pendency of the action, at the final hearing or at any time thereafter during the minority of any of the children of the marriage, make such an order for the custody, care, education, maintenance and support of the minor children as appears in their best interest; and

       (b) At any time modify or vacate its order, even if the divorce was obtained by default without an appearance in the action by one of the parties.

The party seeking such an order shall submit to the jurisdiction of the court for the purposes of this subsection. The court may make such an order upon the application of one of the parties or the legal guardian of the minor.

       2.  Any order for joint custody may be modified or terminated by the court upon the petition of one or both parents or on the court’s own motion if it is shown that the best interest of the child requires the modification or termination. The court shall state in its decision the reasons for the order of modification or termination if either parent opposes it.

       3.  Any order for custody of a minor child or children of a marriage entered by a court of another state may, subject to the jurisdictional requirements in chapter 125A of NRS, be modified at any time to an order of joint custody.

       4.  A party may proceed pursuant to this section without counsel.

       5.  Any order awarding a party a limited right of custody to a child must define that right with sufficient particularity to ensure that the rights of the parties can be properly enforced and that the best interest of the child is achieved. The order must include all specific times and other terms of the limited right of custody. As used in this subsection, “sufficient particularity” means a statement of the rights in absolute terms and not by the use of the term “reasonable” or other similar term which is susceptible to different interpretations by the parties.


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       6.  All orders authorized by this section must be made in accordance with the provisions of chapter 125A of NRS and must contain the following language:

 

       PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF ORDER: THE ABDUCTION, CONCEALMENT OR DETENTION OF A CHILD IN VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER IS PUNISHABLE AS A CATEGORY D FELONY AS PROVIDED IN NRS 193.130. NRS 200.359 provides that every person having a limited right of custody to a child or any parent having no right of custody to the child who willfully detains, conceals or removes the child from a parent, guardian or other person having lawful custody or a right of visitation of the child in violation of an order of this court, or removes the child from the jurisdiction of the court without the consent of either the court or all persons who have the right to custody or visitation is subject to being punished for a category D felony as provided in NRS 193.130.

 

       [6.] 7.  Except where a contract providing otherwise has been executed pursuant to NRS 123.080, the obligation for care, education, maintenance and support of any minor child created by any order entered pursuant to this section ceases:

       (a) Upon the death of the person to whom the order was directed; or

       (b) When the child reaches 18 years of age if he is no longer enrolled in high school, otherwise, when he reaches 19 years of age.

      Sec. 3.  Sections 208, 232, 380 and 386 of Senate Bill No. 416 of this session are hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 208.  NRS 176.185 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       176.185  1.  Whenever [any person has been] a person is found guilty in a district court of a crime upon verdict or plea, [the court,] except in cases of murder of the first or second degree, kidnaping in the first degree, sexual assault, an offense for which the suspension of sentence or the granting of probation is expressly forbidden, or where the [defendant] person is found to be a habitual criminal pursuant to NRS 207.010 , [or] a habitually fraudulent felon pursuant to section 2 of Assembly Bill No. 570 of this [act, may by its order] session or a habitual felon pursuant to section 180 of this act, the court:

       (a) If the person is found guilty of a category E felony, shall suspend the execution of the sentence imposed and grant probation to the [convicted] person pursuant to NRS 193.130; or

       (b) If the person is found guilty of any other felony, a gross misdemeanor or a misdemeanor, may suspend the execution of the sentence imposed and grant probation as the [judge thereof] court deems advisable.

       2.  In determining whether to place a person on probation, the court shall not consider whether the person has the financial ability to participate in a program of probation secured by a surety bond established pursuant to sections 197 to 204, inclusive, of this act.

       3.  The court may grant probation to a person convicted of indecent or obscene exposure or of lewdness only if a certificate of a psychologist or psychiatrist, as required by NRS 201.210, 201.220 or 201.230, is received by the court.


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psychiatrist, as required by NRS 201.210, 201.220 or 201.230, is received by the court. The court shall consider the standards adopted pursuant to NRS 213.10988 and the recommendation of the chief parole and probation officer, if any, in determining whether to grant probation.

       [2.] 4.  If the court determines that a defendant is otherwise eligible for probation but requires more supervision than would normally be provided to a person granted probation, the court may, in lieu of sentencing him to a term of imprisonment, grant him probation pursuant to the program of intensive supervision established pursuant to NRS 176.198.

       [3.  The district judge]

       5.  The court shall not, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, grant probation to a person convicted of a felony until the [judge] court receives a written report from the chief parole and probation officer. The chief parole and probation officer shall submit a written report not later than [30] 45 days following a request for a probation investigation from the county clerk, but if a report is not submitted by the chief parole and probation officer within [30] 45 days the district judge may grant probation without the written report.

       [4.] 6.  If the court determines that a defendant is otherwise eligible for probation, the court shall when determining the conditions of that probation consider the imposition of such conditions as would facilitate timely payments by the defendant of his obligation, if any, for the support of a child and the payment of any such obligation which is in arrears.

       Sec. 232.  NRS 213.005 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       213.005  As used in NRS 213.010 to 213.100, inclusive, and section 231 of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

       1.  “Board” means the state board of pardons commissioners.

       2.  “Victim” includes:

       (a) A person , including a governmental entity, against whom a crime has been committed;

       (b) A person who has been injured or killed as a direct result of the commission of a crime; or

       (c) [The surviving spouse, parents or children of such a person.] A relative of a person described in paragraph (a) or (b). For the purposes of this paragraph, a “relative” of a person includes:

             (1) A spouse, parent, grandparent or stepparent;

             (2) A natural born child, stepchild or adopted child;

             (3) A grandchild, brother, sister, half brother or half sister; or

             (4) A parent of a spouse.

       Sec. 380.  Section 1 of Assembly Bill No. 396 of this session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  NRS 176.185 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       176.185  1.  [Whenever] Except as otherwise provided in this section, whenever a person is found guilty in a district court of a crime upon verdict or plea, except in cases of murder of the first or second degree, kidnaping in the first degree, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault of a child who is less than 16 years of age, an offense for which the suspension of sentence or the granting of probation is expressly forbidden, or where the person is found to be a habitual criminal pursuant to NRS 207.010, a habitually fraudulent felon pursuant to section 2 of Assembly Bill No.


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the suspension of sentence or the granting of probation is expressly forbidden, or where the person is found to be a habitual criminal pursuant to NRS 207.010, a habitually fraudulent felon pursuant to section 2 of Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session or a habitual felon pursuant to section 180 of [this act,] Senate Bill No. 416 of this session, the court:

       (a) If the person is found guilty of a category E felony, shall suspend the execution of the sentence imposed and grant probation to the person pursuant to NRS 193.130; or

       (b) If the person is found guilty of any other felony, a gross misdemeanor or a misdemeanor, may suspend the execution of the sentence imposed and grant probation as the court deems advisable.

       2.  In determining whether to place a person on probation, the court shall not consider whether the person has the financial ability to participate in a program of probation secured by a surety bond established pursuant to sections 197 to 204, inclusive, of [this act.] Senate Bill No. 416 of this session.

       3.  The court may grant probation to a person convicted of indecent or obscene exposure or of lewdness only if a certificate of a psychologist or psychiatrist, as required by NRS 201.210, 201.220 or 201.230, is received by the court. The court shall consider the standards adopted pursuant to NRS 213.10988 and the recommendation of the chief parole and probation officer, if any, in determining whether to grant probation.

       4.  If the court determines that a defendant is otherwise eligible for probation but requires more supervision than would normally be provided to a person granted probation, the court may, in lieu of sentencing him to a term of imprisonment, grant him probation pursuant to the program of intensive supervision established pursuant to NRS 176.198.

       5.  The court shall not, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, grant probation to a person convicted of a felony until the court receives a written report from the chief parole and probation officer. The chief parole and probation officer shall submit a written report not later than 45 days following a request for a probation investigation from the county clerk, but if a report is not submitted by the chief parole and probation officer within 45 days the district judge may grant probation without the written report.

       6.  If the court determines that a defendant is otherwise eligible for probation, the court shall when determining the conditions of that probation consider the imposition of such conditions as would facilitate timely payments by the defendant of his obligation, if any, for the support of a child and the payment of any such obligation which is in arrears.

       Sec. 386.  Sections 2 and 4 of Assembly Bill No. 93 of this session are hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 2.  NRS 209.429 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       209.429  1.  The director [may, at the request of an offender who has:

       (a) Established a position of employment in the community; and

       (b) Successfully completed the initial period of rehabilitation required under the program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 209.425, assign the] shall assign an offender to the custody of the division of parole and probation of the department of motor vehicles and public safety to serve a term of residential confinement, pursuant to NRS 213.380, for not longer than the remainder of the maximum term of his sentence [.]


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assign the] shall assign an offender to the custody of the division of parole and probation of the department of motor vehicles and public safety to serve a term of residential confinement, pursuant to NRS 213.380, for not longer than the remainder of the maximum term of his sentence [.] if:

       (a) The offender has:

             (1) Established a position of employment in the community;

             (2) Enrolled in a program for education or rehabilitation; or

             (3) Demonstrated an ability to pay for all or part of the costs of his confinement and to meet any existing obligation for restitution to any victim of his crime;

       (b) The offender has successfully completed the initial period of treatment required under the program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 209.425; and

       (c) The director believes that the offender will be able to:

             (1) Comply with the terms and conditions required under residential confinement; and

             (2) Complete successfully the remainder of the program of treatment while under residential confinement.

If an offender assigned to the program of treatment pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 209.427, completes the initial phase of the program and thereafter refuses to enter the remainder of the program of treatment pursuant to this section, the offender forfeits all or part of the credits earned by him to reduce his sentence pursuant to this chapter before this refusal, as determined by the director. The director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this paragraph only after proof of the offense and notice to the offender, and may restore credits forfeited for such reasons as he considers proper. The decision of the director regarding such a forfeiture is final.

       2.  Before a person may be assigned to serve a term of residential confinement pursuant to this section, he must submit to the division a signed document stating that:

       (a) He will comply with the terms or conditions of his residential confinement; and

       (b) If he fails to comply with the terms or conditions of his residential confinement and is taken into custody outside of this state, he waives all his rights relating to extradition proceedings.

       3.  If an offender assigned to the custody of the division of parole and probation pursuant to this section escapes or violates any of the terms or conditions of his residential confinement:

       (a) The division of parole and probation may, pursuant to the procedure set forth in NRS 213.410, return the offender to the custody of the department of prisons.

       (b) The offender forfeits all or part of the credits earned by him to reduce his sentence pursuant to this chapter before the escape or violation, as determined by the director. The director may provide for a forfeiture of credits pursuant to this paragraph only after proof of the offense and notice to the offender, and may restore credits forfeited for such reasons as he considers proper.


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such reasons as he considers proper. The decision of the director regarding forfeiture of credits is final.

       4.  The assignment of an offender to the custody of the division of parole and probation pursuant to this section shall be deemed:

       (a) A continuation of his imprisonment and not a release on parole; and

       (b) For the purpose of NRS 209.341, an assignment to a facility of the department of prisons,

except that the offender is not entitled to obtain any benefits or to participate in any programs provided to offenders in the custody of the department of prisons.

       5.  A person does not have a right to be assigned to the custody of the division of parole and probation pursuant to this section, or to remain in that custody after such an assignment, and it is not intended that the provisions of this section or of NRS 213.371 to 213.410, inclusive, and section 3 of this act, create any right or interest in liberty or property or establish a basis for any cause of action against the state, its political subdivisions, agencies, boards, commissions, departments, officers or employees.

       Sec. 4.  NRS 213.371 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       213.371  As used in NRS 213.371 to 213.410, inclusive, and section 3 of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

       1.  “Division” means the division of parole and probation of the department of motor vehicles and public safety.

       2.  “Offender” means a prisoner assigned to the custody of the division pursuant to NRS 209.429 or section 27 of [this act.] Assembly Bill No. 317 of this session.

       3.  “Residential confinement” means the confinement of an offender to his place of residence under the terms and conditions established by the division.

      Sec. 4.  Sections 8, 26, 41, 43 and 54 of Assembly Bill No. 317 of this session are hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 8.  NRS 62.211 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       62.211  1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 62.212, if the court finds that a child is within the purview of this chapter it shall so decree and may:

       (a) Place the child under supervision in his own home or in the custody of a suitable person elsewhere, upon such conditions as the court may determine. A program of supervision in the home may include electronic surveillance of the child. The legislature declares that a program of supervision that includes electronic surveillance is intended as an alternative to commitment and not as an alternative to probation, informal supervision or a supervision and consent decree.

       (b) Commit the child to the custody of a public or private institution or agency authorized to care for children, or place him in a home with a family. In committing a child to a private institution or agency the court shall select one that is required to be licensed by the department of human resources to care for such children, or, if the institution or agency is in another state, by the analogous department of that state. The court [must] shall not commit a female child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Caliente youth center, and [must] shall not commit a male child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Nevada youth training center.


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court [must] shall not commit a female child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Caliente youth center, and [must] shall not commit a male child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Nevada youth training center.

       (c) Order such medical, psychiatric, psychological or other care and treatment as the court deems to be for the best interests of the child, except as otherwise provided in this section.

       (d) Order the parent, guardian, custodian or any other person to refrain from continuing the conduct which, in the opinion of the court, has caused or tended to cause the child to come within or remain under the provisions of this chapter.

       (e) If the child is less than 17 years of age, order the parent, guardian or custodian of the child, and any brothers, sisters or other persons living in the same household as the child over whom the court has jurisdiction to attend or participate in counseling, alone or together with the child, including, but not limited to, counseling regarding parenting skills, alcohol or substance abuse or techniques of dispute resolution.

       (f) Order the parent or guardian of the child to participate in a program designed to provide restitution to the victim of an act committed by the child or to perform public service.

       (g) Order the parent or guardian of the child to pay all or part of the cost of the proceedings, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees, any costs incurred by the court and any costs incurred in the investigation of an act committed by the child and the taking into custody of the child.

       (h) Order the suspension of the child’s driver’s license for not more than 2 years. If the child does not possess a driver’s license, the court may prohibit the child from applying for a driver’s license for not more than 2 years:

             (1) Immediately following the date of the order, if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

             (2) After the date he becomes eligible to apply for a driver’s license, if the child is not eligible to apply for a license on the date of the order.

If the court issues an order suspending the driver’s license of a child pursuant to this paragraph, the judge shall require the child to surrender to the court all driver’s licenses then held by the child. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the licenses, together with a copy of the order. If, pursuant to this paragraph, the court issues an order delaying the ability of a child to apply for a driver’s license, the court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety a copy of the order. The department of motor vehicles and public safety shall report a suspension pursuant to this paragraph to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the child’s driving record, but such a suspension must not be considered for the purpose of rating or underwriting. The department of motor vehicles and public safety shall not require the child to submit to the tests and other requirements which are adopted by regulation pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 483.495 as a condition of reinstatement or reissuance after a suspension of his license pursuant to this paragraph, unless the suspension resulted from his poor performance as a driver.


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other requirements which are adopted by regulation pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 483.495 as a condition of reinstatement or reissuance after a suspension of his license pursuant to this paragraph, unless the suspension resulted from his poor performance as a driver.

       (i) Place the child, when he is not in school, under the supervision of a public organization to work on public projects or a private nonprofit organization to perform public service. The person under whose supervision the child is placed shall keep the child busy and well supervised and shall make such reports to the court as it may require.

       [(f)] (j) Permit the child to reside in a residence without the immediate supervision of an adult, or exempt the child from mandatory attendance at school so that the child may be employed full time, or both, if the child is at least 16 years of age, has demonstrated the capacity to benefit from this placement or exemption and is under the strict supervision of the juvenile division.

       [(g)] (k) Require the child to provide restitution to the victim of the crime which the child has committed.

       [(h)] (l) Impose a fine on the child. If a fine is imposed, the court shall impose an administrative assessment pursuant to NRS 62.223.

       2.  In determining the appropriate disposition of a case concerning a child found to be within the purview of this chapter, the court shall consider whether the act committed by the child involved the use of a firearm or the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim of the act and whether the child is a serious or chronic offender. If the court finds that the act committed by the child involved the use of a firearm or the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim or that the child is a serious or chronic offender, [it] the court shall include the finding in its order and may, in addition to the options set forth in subsection 1 of this section and NRS 62.213:

       (a) Commit the child for confinement in a secure facility, including a facility which is secured by its staff.

       (b) Impose any other punitive measures the court determines to be in the best interests of the public [.] or the child.

       3.  At any time, either on its own volition or for good cause shown, the court may terminate its jurisdiction concerning the child.

       4.  Whenever the court commits a child to any institution or agency pursuant to this section or NRS 62.213, it shall transmit a summary of its information concerning the child and order the administrator of the school that the child last attended to transmit a copy of the child’s educational records to the institution or agency. The institution or agency shall give to the court any information concerning the child that the court may require.

       5.  In determining whether to place a child pursuant to this section in the custody of a person other than his parent, guardian or custodian, preference must be given to any person related within the third degree of consanguinity to the child whom the court finds suitable and able to provide proper care and guidance for the child.

       Sec. 26.  NRS 207.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:


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       207.010  1.  Unless the person is prosecuted pursuant to section 180 of [this act] Senate Bill No. 416 of this session or section 2 of Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session, a person convicted in this state of [any] :

       (a) Any crime of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element, or of petit larceny, or of any felony, who [:

       (a) Has] has previously been two times convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, of any crime which under the laws of the situs of the crime or of this state would amount to a felony, or who has previously been three times convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, of petit larceny, or of any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element, is a habitual criminal and shall be punished for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 5 years and a maximum term of not more than 20 years.

       (b) [Has] Any felony involving the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim, who has previously been three times convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, of any crime which under the laws of the situs of the crime or of this state would amount to a felony, or who has previously been five times convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, of petit larceny, or of any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor of which fraud or the intent to defraud is an element, is a habitual criminal and shall be punished for a category A felony by imprisonment in the state prison:

             (1) For life without the possibility of parole;

             (2) For life with the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 10 years has been served; or

             (3) For a definite term of 25 years, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 10 years has been served.

       2.  It is within the discretion of the prosecuting attorney whether to include a count under this section in any information or file a notice of habitual criminality if an indictment is found. The trial judge may, at his discretion, dismiss a count under this section which is included in any indictment or information.

       Sec. 41.  Section 1 of Assembly Bill No. 125 of this session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  NRS 62.211 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       62.211  1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 62.212, if the court finds that a child is within the purview of this chapter it shall so decree and may:

       (a) Place the child under supervision in his own home or in the custody of a suitable person elsewhere, upon such conditions as the court may determine. A program of supervision in the home may include electronic surveillance of the child. The legislature declares that a program of supervision that includes electronic surveillance is intended as an alternative to commitment and not as an alternative to probation, informal supervision or a supervision and consent decree.

       (b) Commit the child to the custody of a public or private institution or agency authorized to care for children, or place him in a home with a family. In committing a child to a private institution or agency the court shall select one that is required to be licensed by the department of human resources to care for such children, or, if the institution or agency is in another state, by the analogous department of that state.


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shall select one that is required to be licensed by the department of human resources to care for such children, or, if the institution or agency is in another state, by the analogous department of that state. The court shall not commit a female child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Caliente youth center, and shall not commit a male child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Nevada youth training center.

       (c) Order such medical, psychiatric, psychological or other care and treatment as the court deems to be for the best interests of the child, except as otherwise provided in this section.

       (d) Order the parent, guardian, custodian or any other person to refrain from continuing the conduct which, in the opinion of the court, has caused or tended to cause the child to come within or remain under the provisions of this chapter.

       (e) If the child is less than 17 years of age, order the parent, guardian or custodian of the child, and any brothers, sisters or other persons living in the same household as the child over whom the court has jurisdiction to attend or participate in counseling, alone or together with the child, including, but not limited to, counseling regarding parenting skills, alcohol or substance abuse or techniques of dispute resolution.

       (f) Order the parent or guardian of the child to participate in a program designed to provide restitution to the victim of an act committed by the child or to perform public service.

       (g) Order the parent or guardian of the child to pay all or part of the cost of the proceedings, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees, any costs incurred by the court and any costs incurred in the investigation of an act committed by the child and the taking into custody of the child.

       (h) Order the suspension of the child’s driver’s license for not more than 2 years. If the child does not possess a driver’s license, the court may prohibit the child from applying for a driver’s license for not more than 2 years:

             (1) Immediately following the date of the order, if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

             (2) After the date he becomes eligible to apply for a driver’s license, if the child is not eligible to apply for a license on the date of the order.

If the court issues an order suspending the driver’s license of a child pursuant to this paragraph, the judge shall require the child to surrender to the court all driver’s licenses then held by the child. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the licenses, together with a copy of the order. If, pursuant to this paragraph, the court issues an order delaying the ability of a child to apply for a driver’s license, the court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety a copy of the order. The department of motor vehicles and public safety shall report a suspension pursuant to this paragraph to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the child’s driving record, but such a suspension must not be considered for the purpose of rating or underwriting.


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rating or underwriting. The department of motor vehicles and public safety shall not require the child to submit to the tests and other requirements which are adopted by regulation pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 483.495 as a condition of reinstatement or reissuance after a suspension of his license pursuant to this paragraph, unless the suspension resulted from his poor performance as a driver.

       (i) Place the child, when he is not in school, under the supervision of [a] :

             (1) A public organization to work on public projects ;

             (2) A public agency to work on projects to eradicate graffiti; or [a]

             (3) A private nonprofit organization to perform other public service.

The person under whose supervision the child is placed shall keep the child busy and well supervised and shall make such reports to the court as it may require. As a condition of such a placement, the court may require the child or his parent or guardian to deposit with the court a reasonable sum of money to pay for the cost of policies of insurance against liability for personal injury and damage to property or for industrial insurance, or both, during those periods in which he performs the work, unless, in the case of industrial insurance, it is provided by the organization or agency for which he performs the work.

       (j) Permit the child to reside in a residence without the immediate supervision of an adult, or exempt the child from mandatory attendance at school so that the child may be employed full time, or both, if the child is at least 16 years of age, has demonstrated the capacity to benefit from this placement or exemption and is under the strict supervision of the juvenile division.

       (k) Require the child to provide restitution to the victim of the crime which the child has committed.

       (l) Impose a fine on the child. If a fine is imposed, the court shall impose an administrative assessment pursuant to NRS 62.223.

       2.  In determining the appropriate disposition of a case concerning a child found to be within the purview of this chapter, the court shall consider whether the act committed by the child involved the use of a firearm or the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim of the act and whether the child is a serious or chronic offender. If the court finds that the act committed by the child involved the use of a firearm or the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim or that the child is a serious or chronic offender, the court shall include the finding in its order and may, in addition to the options set forth in subsection 1 of this section and NRS 62.213:

       (a) Commit the child for confinement in a secure facility, including a facility which is secured by its staff.

       (b) Impose any other punitive measures the court determines to be in the best interests of the public or the child.

       3.  At any time, either on its own volition or for good cause shown, the court may terminate its jurisdiction concerning the child.

       4.  Whenever the court commits a child to any institution or agency pursuant to this section or NRS 62.213, it shall transmit a summary of its information concerning the child and order the administrator of the school that the child last attended to transmit a copy of the child’s educational records to the institution or agency.


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its information concerning the child and order the administrator of the school that the child last attended to transmit a copy of the child’s educational records to the institution or agency. The institution or agency shall give to the court any information concerning the child that the court may require.

       5.  In determining whether to place a child pursuant to this section in the custody of a person other than his parent, guardian or custodian, preference must be given to any person related within the third degree of consanguinity to the child whom the court finds suitable and able to provide proper care and guidance for the child.

       Sec. 43.  Section 1 of Assembly Bill No. 297 of this session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  NRS 62.211 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       62.211  1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 62.212, if the court finds that a child is within the purview of this chapter it shall so decree and may:

       (a) Place the child under supervision in his own home or in the custody of a suitable person elsewhere, upon such conditions as the court may determine. A program of supervision in the home may include electronic surveillance of the child. The legislature declares that a program of supervision that includes electronic surveillance is intended as an alternative to commitment and not as an alternative to probation, informal supervision or a supervision and consent decree.

       (b) Commit the child to the custody of a public or private institution or agency authorized to care for children, or place him in a home with a family. In committing a child to a private institution or agency the court shall select one that is required to be licensed by the department of human resources to care for such children, or, if the institution or agency is in another state, by the analogous department of that state. The court shall not commit a female child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Caliente youth center, and shall not commit a male child to a private institution without prior approval of the superintendent of the Nevada youth training center.

       (c) Order such medical, psychiatric, psychological or other care and treatment as the court deems to be for the best interests of the child, except as otherwise provided in this section.

       (d) Order the parent, guardian, custodian or any other person to refrain from continuing the conduct which, in the opinion of the court, has caused or tended to cause the child to come within or remain under the provisions of this chapter.

       (e) If the child is less than 17 years of age, order the parent, guardian or custodian of the child, and any brothers, sisters or other persons living in the same household as the child over whom the court has jurisdiction to attend or participate in counseling, alone or together with the child, including, but not limited to, counseling regarding parenting skills, alcohol or substance abuse or techniques of dispute resolution.

       (f) Order the parent or guardian of the child to participate in a program designed to provide restitution to the victim of an act committed by the child or to perform public service.


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       (g) Order the parent or guardian of the child to pay all or part of the cost of the proceedings, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees, any costs incurred by the court and any costs incurred in the investigation of an act committed by the child and the taking into custody of the child.

       (h) Order the suspension of the child’s driver’s license for not more than 2 years. If the child does not possess a driver’s license, the court may prohibit the child from applying for a driver’s license for not more than 2 years:

             (1) Immediately following the date of the order, if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

             (2) After the date he becomes eligible to apply for a driver’s license, if the child is not eligible to apply for a license on the date of the order.

If the court issues an order suspending the driver’s license of a child pursuant to this paragraph, the judge shall require the child to surrender to the court all driver’s licenses then held by the child. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the licenses, together with a copy of the order. If, pursuant to this paragraph, the court issues an order delaying the ability of a child to apply for a driver’s license, the court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety a copy of the order. The department of motor vehicles and public safety shall report a suspension pursuant to this paragraph to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the child’s driving record, but such a suspension must not be considered for the purpose of rating or underwriting. The department of motor vehicles and public safety shall not require the child to submit to the tests and other requirements which are adopted by regulations pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 483.495 as a condition of reinstatement or reissuance after a suspension of his license pursuant to this paragraph, unless the suspension resulted from his poor performance as a driver.

       (i) Place the child, when he is not in school, under the supervision of:

             (1) A public organization to work on public projects;

             (2) A public agency to work on projects to eradicate graffiti; or

             (3) A private nonprofit organization to perform other public service.

The person under whose supervision the child is placed shall keep the child busy and well supervised and shall make such reports to the court as it may require. As a condition of such a placement, the court may require the child or his parent or guardian to deposit with the court a reasonable sum of money to pay for the cost of policies of insurance against liability for personal injury and damage to property or for industrial insurance, or both, during those periods in which he performs the work, unless, in the case of industrial insurance, it is provided by the organization or agency for which he performs the work.

       (j) Permit the child to reside in a residence without the immediate supervision of an adult, or exempt the child from mandatory attendance at school so that the child may be employed full time, or both, if the child is at least 16 years of age, has demonstrated the capacity to benefit from this placement or exemption and is under the strict supervision of the juvenile division.


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child is at least 16 years of age, has demonstrated the capacity to benefit from this placement or exemption and is under the strict supervision of the juvenile division.

       (k) Require the child to provide restitution to the victim of the crime which the child has committed.

       (l) Impose a fine on the child. If a fine is imposed, the court shall impose an administrative assessment pursuant to NRS 62.223.

       2.  If the court finds that a child who is less than 17 years of age has committed a delinquent act, the court may order the parent or guardian of the child to pay any fines and penalties imposed for the delinquent act. If the parent or guardian is unable to pay the fines and penalties imposed because of financial hardship, the court may require the parent or guardian to perform community service.

       3.  In determining the appropriate disposition of a case concerning a child found to be within the purview of this chapter, the court shall consider whether the act committed by the child involved the use of a firearm or the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim of the act and whether the child is a serious or chronic offender. If the court finds that the act committed by the child involved the use of a firearm or the use or threatened use of force or violence against the victim or that the child is a serious or chronic offender, the court shall include the finding in its order and may, in addition to the options set forth in [subsection] subsections 1 and 2 of this section and NRS 62.213:

       (a) Commit the child for confinement in a secure facility, including a facility which is secured by its staff.

       (b) Impose any other punitive measures the court determines to be in the best interests of the public or the child.

       [3.] 4.  At any time, either on its own volition or for good cause shown, the court may terminate its jurisdiction concerning the child.

       [4.] 5.  Whenever the court commits a child to any institution or agency pursuant to this section or NRS 62.213, it shall transmit a summary of its information concerning the child and order the administrator of the school that the child last attended to transmit a copy of the child’s educational records to the institution or agency. The institution or agency shall give to the court any information concerning the child that the court may require.

       [5.] 6.  In determining whether to place a child pursuant to this section in the custody of a person other than his parent, guardian or custodian, preference must be given to any person related within the third degree of consanguinity to the child whom the court finds suitable and able to provide proper care and guidance for the child.

       Sec. 54.  1.  This section and sections 1 to 13, inclusive, 15 to 20, inclusive, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 to 38, inclusive, 41, 42 to 48, inclusive, and 50 to 53, inclusive, become effective on July 1, 1995.

       2.  Sections 14, 21, 39, 40 and 49 of this act become effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1995.

       3.  Section 26 of this act becomes effective at 12:02 a.m. on July 1, 1995.


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      Sec. 5.  Sections 2, 5, 8, 11, 15 to 19, inclusive, 26 and 28 of Assembly Bill No. 393 of this session are hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 2.  1.  In addition to the options set forth in NRS 62.211 and 62.213, if a child is adjudicated delinquent pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.040 because he handled or possessed a firearm or had a firearm under his control in violation of NRS 202.300, the court shall:

       (a) For the first offense:

             (1) Require him to perform 100 hours of public service in the manner provided in paragraph (i) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211; and

             (2) Suspend his driver’s license for not more than 1 year or, if he does not possess a driver’s license, prohibit the child from applying for a driver’s license for not more than 1 year:

             (I) Immediately following the date of the order, if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

             (II) After the date he becomes eligible to apply for a driver’s license, if the child is not eligible to apply for a license on the date of the order.

       (b) For the second offense:

             (1) Require him to perform at least 100 hours, but not more than 250 hours of public service in the manner provided in paragraph (i) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211; and

             (2) Suspend his driver’s license for not more than 2 years or, if he does not possess a driver’s license, prohibit the child from applying for a driver’s license for not more than 2 years:

             (I) Immediately following the date of the order, if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

             (II) After the date he becomes eligible to apply for a driver’s license, if the child is not eligible to apply for a license on the date of the order.

       2.  If the court issues an order suspending the driver’s license of a child pursuant to this section, the judge shall require the child to surrender to the court all driver’s licenses then held by the child. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the licenses, together with a copy of the order.

       3.  If, pursuant to this section, the court issues an order delaying the ability of a child to apply for a driver’s license, the court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety a copy of the order.

       4.  If a child is already the subject of a court order suspending or delaying the issuance of his driver’s license, the court shall order an additional suspension or delay, as appropriate, to apply consecutively with the previous order.

       5.  The department of motor vehicles and public safety:

       (a) Shall report a suspension pursuant to this section to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the child’s driving record, but such a suspension must not be considered for the purpose of rating or underwriting.


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       (b) Shall not require the child to submit to the tests and other requirements which are adopted by regulation pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 483.495 as a condition of reinstatement or reissuance after a suspension of his license pursuant to this section, unless the suspension also resulted from his poor performance as a driver.

       Sec. 5.  NRS 62.385 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       62.385  1.  When a child applies for a driver’s license, the department of motor vehicles and public safety shall notify the child of the provisions of paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211 , [and] NRS 62.226 [.] and section 2 of this act.

       2.  After providing the notice pursuant to subsection 1, the department shall require the child to sign an affidavit acknowledging that he is aware that his driver’s license may be suspended pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211 , [or] NRS 62.226 [.] or section 2 of this act.

       Sec. 8.  NRS 179.121 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       179.121  1.  All personal property, including any tool, substance, weapon, machine, money or security, which is used as an instrumentality in:

       (a) The commission of or attempted commission of the crime of murder, robbery, kidnaping, burglary, invasion of the home, grand larceny or pandering;

       (b) The commission of any crime by a criminal gang, as defined in section 3 of [this act;] Assembly Bill No. 385 of this session; or

       (c) A violation of NRS 200.465, 202.265, 202.287 or 465.070 to 465.085, inclusive,

is subject to forfeiture.

       2.  Except as otherwise provided for conveyances forfeitable pursuant to NRS 453.301 or 501.3857, all conveyances, including aircraft, vehicles or vessels, which are used or intended for use during the commission of a felony or a violation of NRS 202.287 , 202.300 or 465.070 to 465.085, inclusive, are subject to forfeiture except that:

       (a) A conveyance used by any person as a common carrier in the transaction of business as a common carrier is not subject to forfeiture under this section unless it appears that the owner or other person in charge of the conveyance is a consenting party or privy to the felony or violation;

       (b) A conveyance is not subject to forfeiture under this section by reason of any act or omission established by the owner thereof to have been committed or omitted without his knowledge, consent or willful blindness; [and]

       (c) A conveyance is not subject to forfeiture for a violation of NRS 202.300 if the firearm used in the violation of that section was not loaded at the time of the violation; and

       (d) A forfeiture of a conveyance encumbered by a bona fide security interest is subject to the interest of the secured party if he neither had knowledge of nor consented to the felony. If a conveyance is forfeited the appropriate law enforcement agency may pay the existing balance and retain the conveyance for official use.


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       3.  For the purposes of this section, a firearm is loaded if:

       (a) There is a cartridge in the chamber of the firearm;

       (b) There is a cartridge in the cylinder of the firearm, if the firearm is a revolver; or

       (c) There is a cartridge in the magazine and the magazine is in the firearm or there is a cartridge in the chamber, if the firearm is a semiautomatic firearm.

       Sec. 11.  NRS 202.287 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       202.287  1.  A person, while in a motor vehicle, whether under the influence of liquor, a controlled substance or otherwise, who maliciously or wantonly discharges or causes to be discharged out of the motor vehicle, any pistol, gun or any other kind of firearm:

       (a) If the motor vehicle is not within an area designated by city or county ordinance as a populated area for the purpose of prohibiting the discharge of weapons, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

       (b) If the motor vehicle is within an area designated by city or county ordinance as a populated area for the purpose of prohibiting the discharge of weapons, is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum term of not more than 15 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

       2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to:

       (a) A person who lawfully shoots at a game mammal or game bird pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 503.010; or

       (b) A peace officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties.

       [3.  As used in this section, “motor vehicle” means every vehicle which is self-propelled.]

       Sec. 15.  NRS 483.250 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.250  The department shall not issue any license under the provisions of NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive:

       1.  To any person who is under the age of 16 years, except that the department may issue:

       (a) A restricted license to a person between the ages of 14 and 16 years pursuant to the provisions of NRS 483.267 and 483.270.

       (b) An instruction permit to a person who is at least 15 1/2 years of age pursuant to the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 483.280.

       (c) A restricted instruction permit to a person under the age of 16 years pursuant to the provisions of subsection 3 of NRS 483.280.

       2.  To any person whose license has been revoked until the expiration of the period during which he is not eligible for a license.

       3.  To any person whose license has been suspended, but, upon good cause shown to the administrator, the department may issue a restricted license to him or shorten any period of suspension.

       4.  To any person who has previously been adjudged to be afflicted with or suffering from any mental disability or disease and who has not at the time of application been restored to legal capacity.


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       5.  To any person who is required by NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive, to take an examination, unless he has successfully passed the examination.

       6.  To any person when the administrator has good cause to believe that by reason of physical or mental disability that person would not be able to drive a motor vehicle with safety upon the highways.

       7.  To any person who is not a resident of this state.

       8.  To any child who is the subject of a court order issued pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211 , [or] NRS 62.226 or section 2 of this act which delays his privilege to drive.

       Sec. 16.  NRS 483.460 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.460  1.  Except as otherwise provided by statute, the department shall revoke the license, permit or privilege of any driver upon receiving a record of his conviction of any of the following offenses, when that conviction has become final, and the driver is not eligible for a license, permit or privilege to drive for the period indicated:

       (a) For a period of 3 years if the offense is:

             (1) A violation of NRS 484.3795 or subsection 2 of NRS 484.377 or homicide resulting from driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance.

             (2) A third or subsequent violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379.

       (b) For a period of 1 year if the offense is:

             (1) Any other manslaughter resulting from the driving of a motor vehicle or felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used, including the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

             (2) Failure to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or bodily injury of another.

             (3) Perjury or the making of a false affidavit or statement under oath to the department under NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive, or under any other law relating to the ownership or driving of motor vehicles.

             (4) Conviction, or forfeiture of bail not vacated, upon three charges of reckless driving committed within a period of 12 months.

             (5) A second violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379 and the driver is not eligible for a restricted license during any of that period.

             (6) A violation of NRS 484.348.

       (c) For a period of 90 days, if the offense is a first violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379.

       2.  The department shall revoke the license, permit or privilege of a driver convicted of violating NRS 484.379 who fails to complete the educational course on the use of alcohol and controlled substances within the time ordered by the court and shall add a period of 90 days during which the driver is not eligible for a license, permit or privilege.

       3.  When the department is notified by a court that a person who has been convicted of violating NRS 484.379 has been permitted to enter a program of treatment pursuant to NRS 484.3794 the department shall reduce by half the period during which he is not eligible for a license, permit or privilege to drive, but shall restore that reduction in time if notified that he was not accepted for or failed to complete the treatment.


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permit or privilege to drive, but shall restore that reduction in time if notified that he was not accepted for or failed to complete the treatment.

       4.  The department shall revoke the license, permit or privilege of a driver who is required to install a device pursuant to NRS 484.3943 but operates a motor vehicle without such a device:

       (a) For 1 year if it is his first such offense during the period of required use of the device.

       (b) For 5 years if it is his second such offense during the period of required use of the device.

       5.  When the department is notified that a court has, pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211 , [or] NRS 62.226 [,] or section 2 of this act, ordered the suspension or delay in issuance of a child’s license, the department shall take such actions as are necessary to carry out the court’s order.

       Sec. 17.  NRS 483.490 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.490  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, after a driver’s license has been suspended or revoked for an offense other than a second violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379 and half the period during which the driver is not eligible for a license has expired, the department may, unless the statute authorizing the suspension prohibits the issuance of a restricted license, issue a restricted driver’s license to an applicant permitting the applicant to drive a motor vehicle:

       (a) To and from work or in the course of his work, or both; or

       (b) To acquire supplies of medicine or food or receive regularly scheduled medical care for himself or a member of his immediate family.

Before a restricted license may be issued, the applicant must submit sufficient documentary evidence to satisfy the department that a severe hardship exists because the applicant has no alternative means of transportation and that the severe hardship outweighs the risk to the public if he is issued a restricted license.

       2.  After a driver’s license has been suspended pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211 , [or] NRS 62.226 [,] or section 2 of this act, the department may issue a restricted driver’s license to an applicant permitting the applicant to drive a motor vehicle:

       (a) If applicable, to and from work or in the course of his work, or both; and

       (b) If applicable, to and from school.

       3.  A driver who violates a condition of a restricted license issued under subsection 1 or by another jurisdiction is guilty of a misdemeanor, and if his license was suspended or revoked for a violation of NRS 484.379, 484.3795, 484.384 or homicide resulting from driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or the violation of a law of any other jurisdiction which prohibits the same conduct, he shall be punished in the manner provided by subsection 2 of NRS 483.560.

       4.  The periods of suspensions and revocations under this chapter and under NRS 484.384 must run consecutively, except as provided in NRS 483.465 and 483.475, when the suspensions must run concurrently.


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       5.  Whenever the department suspends or revokes a license, the period of suspension, or of ineligibility for a license after the revocation, begins upon the effective date of the revocation or suspension as contained in the notice thereof.

       Sec. 18.  NRS 483.495 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.495  The department shall by regulation:

       1.  Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211 , [and] subsection 4 of NRS 62.226 [,] and subsection 5 of section 2 of this act, set forth any tests and other requirements which are a condition for the reinstatement of a license after any suspension, revocation, cancellation or voluntary surrender of the license. The tests and requirements:

       (a) Must provide for a fair evaluation of a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle; and

       (b) May allow for the waiver of certain tests or requirements as the department deems necessary.

       2.  Set forth the circumstances under which the administrator may, for good cause shown, rescind the revocation, suspension or cancellation of a license, or shorten the period for the suspension of a license.

       Sec. 19.  NRS 483.580 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.580  A person shall not cause or knowingly permit his child or ward under the age of 18 years to drive a motor vehicle upon any highway when the minor is not authorized under the provisions of NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive, or is in violation of any of the provisions of NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive, or if his license is suspended pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211 , [or] NRS 62.226 [.] or section 2 of this act.

       Sec. 26.  Sections 7, 17 and 18 of Assembly Bill No. 374 of this session are hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 7.  NRS 62.226 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       62.226  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, whenever any child is found to have committed the unlawful act of:

       (a) Using, possessing, selling or distributing a controlled substance; [or]

       (b) Purchasing, consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in violation of NRS 202.020 [,] ; or

       (c) Placing graffiti on or otherwise defacing the public or private property, real or personal, of another, in violation of NRS 206.125 or section 3 of this act,

the judge, or his authorized representative, may, if the child possesses a driver’s license, issue an order suspending the child’s driver’s license for not more than 2 years. If such an order is issued, the judge shall require the child to surrender to the court all driver’s licenses then held by the child. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the licenses, together with a copy of the order.

       2.  If the child does not possess a driver’s license and the child is or will be eligible to apply for a driver’s license within the 2 years immediately following the date of the order, the judge, or his authorized representative, may issue an order prohibiting the child from applying for a driver’s license for a period specified by the court but not to exceed 2 years:

 


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representative, may issue an order prohibiting the child from applying for a driver’s license for a period specified by the court but not to exceed 2 years:

       (a) Immediately following the date of the order, if the child is eligible to apply for a driver’s license.

       (b) After the date the child will be eligible to apply for a driver’s license, if the child is not eligible to apply for a license on the date of the order.

The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the department a copy of the order.

       3.  If a child is already the subject of a court order suspending or delaying the issuance of his driver’s license, the court shall order the additional suspension or delay, as appropriate, to apply consecutively with the previous order.

       4.  The department of motor vehicles and public safety [shall not:

       (a) Treat] :

       (a) Shall not treat such an unlawful act in the manner statutorily required for moving traffic violations.

       (b) [Report] Shall report a suspension pursuant to this section to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the child’s driving record [.

       (c) Require] but such a suspension must not be considered for the purpose of rating or underwriting.

       (c) Shall not require the child to submit to the tests and other requirements which are adopted by regulation pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 483.495 as a condition of reinstatement or reissuance after a suspension of his license pursuant to this section unless the suspension also resulted from his poor performance as a driver.

       Sec. 17.  NRS 483.250 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.250  The department shall not issue any license under the provisions of NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive:

       1.  To any person who is under the age of 16 years, except that the department may issue:

       (a) A restricted license to a person between the ages of 14 and 16 years pursuant to the provisions of NRS 483.267 and 483.270.

       (b) An instruction permit to a person who is at least 15 1/2 years of age pursuant to the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 483.280.

       (c) A restricted instruction permit to a person under the age of 16 years pursuant to the provisions of subsection 3 of NRS 483.280.

       2.  To any person whose license has been revoked until the expiration of the period during which he is not eligible for a license.

       3.  To any person whose license has been suspended, but, upon good cause shown to the administrator, the department may issue a restricted license to him or shorten any period of suspension.

       4.  To any person who has previously been adjudged to be afflicted with or suffering from any mental disability or disease and who has not at the time of application been restored to legal capacity.


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       5.  To any person who is required by NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive, to take an examination, unless he has successfully passed the examination.

       6.  To any person when the administrator has good cause to believe that by reason of physical or mental disability that person would not be able to drive a motor vehicle with safety upon the highways.

       7.  To any person who is not a resident of this state.

       8.  To any child who is the subject of a court order issued pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211, NRS 62.226 or section 2 of [this act] Assembly Bill No. 393 of this session which delays his privilege to drive.

       9.  To any person who is the subject of a court order issued pursuant to section 3 of this act which suspends or delays his privilege to drive until the expiration of the period of suspension or delay.

       Sec. 18.  NRS 483.460 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.460  1.  Except as otherwise provided by statute, the department shall revoke the license, permit or privilege of any driver upon receiving a record of his conviction of any of the following offenses, when that conviction has become final, and the driver is not eligible for a license, permit or privilege to drive for the period indicated:

       (a) For a period of 3 years if the offense is:

             (1) A violation of NRS 484.3795 or subsection 2 of NRS 484.377 or homicide resulting from driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance.

             (2) A third or subsequent violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379.

       (b) For a period of 1 year if the offense is:

             (1) Any other manslaughter resulting from the driving of a motor vehicle or felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used, including the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

             (2) Failure to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or bodily injury of another.

             (3) Perjury or the making of a false affidavit or statement under oath to the department under NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive, or under any other law relating to the ownership or driving of motor vehicles.

             (4) Conviction, or forfeiture of bail not vacated, upon three charges of reckless driving committed within a period of 12 months.

             (5) A second violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379 and the driver is not eligible for a restricted license during any of that period.

             (6) A violation of NRS 484.348.

       (c) For a period of 90 days, if the offense is a first violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379.

       2.  The department shall revoke the license, permit or privilege of a driver convicted of violating NRS 484.379 who fails to complete the educational course on the use of alcohol and controlled substances within the time ordered by the court and shall add a period of 90 days during which the driver is not eligible for a license, permit or privilege.


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       3.  When the department is notified by a court that a person who has been convicted of violating NRS 484.379 has been permitted to enter a program of treatment pursuant to NRS 484.3794 the department shall reduce by half the period during which he is not eligible for a license, permit or privilege to drive, but shall restore that reduction in time if notified that he was not accepted for or failed to complete the treatment.

       4.  The department shall revoke the license, permit or privilege of a driver who is required to install a device pursuant to NRS 484.3943 but operates a motor vehicle without such a device:

       (a) For 1 year if it is his first such offense during the period of required use of the device.

       (b) For 5 years if it is his second such offense during the period of required use of the device.

       5.  When the department is notified that a court has [, pursuant] :

       (a) Pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211, NRS 62.226 or section 2 of [this act,] Assembly Bill No. 393 of this session, ordered the suspension or delay in issuance of a child’s license [,] ; or

       (b) Pursuant to section 3 of this act, ordered the suspension or delay in issuance of a person’s license,

the department shall take such actions as are necessary to carry out the court’s order.

       Sec. 28.  1.  This section and sections 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 20 to 25, inclusive, and 27 of this act become effective on July 1, 1995.

       2.  Sections 2, 5, 8, 11, 15 to 19, inclusive, and 26 of this act become effective at 12:02 a.m. on July 1, 1995.

      Sec. 6.  Sections 2 and 3 of Assembly Bill No. 425 of this session are hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 2.  NRS 483.490 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.490  1.  Except as otherwise provided in [subsection 2,] subsections 2 and 3, after a driver’s license has been suspended or revoked for an offense other than a second violation within 7 years of NRS 484.379 and half the period during which the driver is not eligible for a license has expired, the department may, unless the statute authorizing the suspension prohibits the issuance of a restricted license, issue a restricted driver’s license to an applicant permitting the applicant to drive a motor vehicle:

       (a) To and from work or in the course of his work, or both; or

       (b) To acquire supplies of medicine or food or receive regularly scheduled medical care for himself or a member of his immediate family.

Before a restricted license may be issued, the applicant must submit sufficient documentary evidence to satisfy the department that a severe hardship exists because the applicant has no alternative means of transportation and that the severe hardship outweighs the risk to the public if he is issued a restricted license.

       2.  After a driver’s license has been suspended pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211, NRS 62.226 or section 2 of [this act,] Assembly Bill No. 393 of this session, the department may issue a restricted driver’s license to an applicant permitting the applicant to drive a motor vehicle:

 


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restricted driver’s license to an applicant permitting the applicant to drive a motor vehicle:

       (a) If applicable, to and from work or in the course of his work, or both; and

       (b) If applicable, to and from school.

       3.  After a driver’s license has been suspended pursuant to section 1 of this act, the department may issue a restricted driver’s license to an applicant permitting the applicant to drive a motor vehicle:

       (a) If applicable, to and from work or in the course of his work, or both; and

       (b) To receive regularly scheduled medical care for himself or a member of his immediate family; and

       (c) If applicable, as necessary to exercise a court-ordered right to visit a child.

       4.  A driver who violates a condition of a restricted license issued [under] pursuant to subsection 1 or by another jurisdiction is guilty of a misdemeanor, and if his license was suspended or revoked for a violation of NRS 484.379, 484.3795, 484.384 or homicide resulting from driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or the violation of a law of any other jurisdiction which prohibits the same conduct, he shall be punished in the manner provided by subsection 2 of NRS 483.560.

       [4.] 5.  The periods of suspensions and revocations [under] required pursuant to this chapter and [under] NRS 484.384 must run consecutively, except as otherwise provided in NRS 483.465 and 483.475, when the suspensions must run concurrently.

       [5.] 6.  Whenever the department suspends or revokes a license, the period of suspension, or of ineligibility for a license after the revocation, begins upon the effective date of the revocation or suspension as contained in the notice thereof.

       Sec. 3.  NRS 483.495 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.495  The department shall by regulation:

       1.  Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 62.211, subsection 4 of NRS 62.226 , [and] subsection 5 of section 2 of [this act,] Assembly Bill No. 393 of this session and section 1 of this act, set forth any tests and other requirements which are a condition for the reinstatement of a license after any suspension, revocation, cancellation or voluntary surrender of the license. The tests and requirements:

       (a) Must provide for a fair evaluation of a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle; and

       (b) May allow for the waiver of certain tests or requirements as the department deems necessary.

       2.  Set forth the circumstances under which the administrator may, for good cause shown, rescind the revocation, suspension or cancellation of a license, or shorten the period for the suspension of a license.

      Sec. 7.  1.  Sections 14, 21, 23, 24, 29, 30, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47 and 49 of Assembly Bill No. 317 of this session are hereby repealed.


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      2.  Sections 4, 23 and 25 of Assembly Bill No. 393 of this session are hereby repealed.

      Sec. 8.  This act becomes effective on June 30, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 631, SB 566

Senate Bill No. 566–Committee on Transportation

CHAPTER 631

AN ACT relating to public transportation; providing an exemption from the tax on special fuels for sales of such fuel for use in motor vehicles which are part of a system of public transportation in an urban area; providing an exemption for such vehicles from the vehicle privilege tax; expanding the public transportation services which may be provided by a regional transportation commission; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 366.200 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.200  1.  The sale or use of special fuel for any purpose other than to propel a motor vehicle upon the public highways of Nevada is exempt from the application of the tax imposed by NRS 366.190. The exemption provided in this subsection applies only in those cases where the purchasers or the users of special fuel establish to the satisfaction of the department that the special fuel purchased or used was used for purposes other than to propel a motor vehicle upon the public highways of Nevada.

      2.  Sales made to the United States Government or any instrumentality thereof are exempt from the tax imposed by this chapter.

      3.  Sales made to any state, county, municipality, district or other political subdivision thereof are exempt from the tax imposed by this chapter.

      4.  Sales made to any person to be used to propel a [bus] motor vehicle which is [a] dedicated for exclusive use as part of a system which:

      (a) Operates [buses on regular routes and fixed schedules] motor vehicles for public transportation in an urban area;

      (b) Transports persons who pay the established fare; and

      (c) Uses public money to operate the system or acquire new equipment, are exempted from the tax imposed by this chapter.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 371.100 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      371.100  1.  The privilege tax imposed by this chapter does not apply to vehicles owned by the United States, the State of Nevada, any political subdivision of the State of Nevada, or any county, municipal corporation, city, unincorporated town or school district in the State of Nevada, or to vehicles for whose operation money is provided by the state or Federal Government and which are operated solely for the transportation of or furnishing services to elderly or handicapped persons, or to the emergency vehicles owned by any volunteer fire department or volunteer ambulance service based in this state.


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      2.  Any vehicle which ceases to be used exclusively for the purpose for which it is exempted from the privilege tax by this section becomes immediately subject to that tax.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, vehicles exempted from the privilege tax by this section which are leased, loaned or otherwise made available to and used by a private person, association or corporation in connection with a business conducted for profit are subject to taxation in the same amount and to the same extent as though the lessee or user were the owner of such vehicle.

      4.  Vehicles which are used by a private person [, in connection with] and are dedicated for exclusive use as part of a system [of buses] which:

      (a) Operates [on regular routes and fixed schedules] vehicles for public transportation in an urban area;

      (b) Transports persons who pay the established fare; and

      (c) Uses public money to operate the system or acquire new equipment, are exempted from the privilege tax imposed by this chapter.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 373.117 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      373.117  1.  A regional transportation commission may establish or operate a public transit system [of bus transportation] consisting of regular routes and fixed schedules to serve the public.

      2.  A regional transportation commission may lease vehicles to or from or enter into other contracts with a private operator for the provision of such a system . [of public transit.]

      3.  In a county whose population is less than 400,000, such a system may also provide service which includes:

      (a) Minor deviations from regular routes and fixed schedules on a recurring basis to serve the public transportation needs of passengers. The deviations must not exceed one-half mile from the regular routes.

      (b) The transporting of persons upon request without regard to regular routes or fixed schedules, if the service is provided by a common motor carrier which has a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the public service commission of Nevada pursuant to NRS 706.386 to 706.411, inclusive, and the service is subject to the rules and regulations adopted by the public service commission for a fully regulated carrier.

      4.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Fully regulated carrier” means a common carrier or contract carrier of passengers or household goods who is required to obtain from the public service commission of Nevada a certificate of public convenience and necessity or a contract carrier’s permit and whose rates, routes and services are subject to regulation by the commission.

      (b) “Public transit system” means a system employing motor buses, rails or any other means of conveyance, by whatever type of power, operated for public use in the conveyance of persons.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 706.401 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      706.401  An incorporated city, county or regional transportation commission is not required to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity to operate a system of [bus transportation consisting of regular routes and fixed schedules to serve the public.]


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to operate a system of [bus transportation consisting of regular routes and fixed schedules to serve the public.] public transportation.

      Sec. 5.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 632, AB 634

Assembly Bill No. 634–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Buckley, Bache, Lambert, Manendo, Tripple, Chowning, Humke, Anderson, Stroth, Ernaut, Perkins, Harrington, Schneider, Steel, Fettic, Goldwater, Ohrenschall, Freeman, Arberry, Krenzer, Braunlin, Brower, Spitler, de Braga and Williams

CHAPTER 632

AN ACT relating to mentally ill persons; requiring a petition for the involuntary court-ordered admission of a minor to a mental health facility to include a statement signed by a parent or guardian of the minor that the parent or guardian does not object to the filing of the petition; reducing the time within which a petition for the involuntary court-ordered admission of a person into a mental health facility must be heard if the person is detained in a mental health facility at the time when the petition is filed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 433A.200 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      433A.200  1.  A proceeding for an involuntary court-ordered admission of any person in the State of Nevada may be commenced by the filing of a petition with the clerk of the district court of the county where the person who is to be treated resides. The petition may be filed by the spouse, parent, adult children or legal guardian of the person to be treated or by any physician, psychologist, social worker or registered nurse, by an accredited agent of the department or by any officer authorized to make arrests in the State of Nevada. The petition must be accompanied:

      [1.] (a) By a certificate of a physician or licensed psychologist stating that he has examined the person alleged to be mentally ill and has concluded that as a result of mental illness the person is likely to harm himself or others; or

      [2.] (b) By a sworn written statement by the petitioner that:

      [(a)] (1) The petitioner has probable cause to believe that the person is mentally ill and, because of that illness is likely to harm himself or others; and

      [(b) That the]

             (2) The person has refused to submit to examination or treatment by a physician, psychiatrist or licensed psychologist.

      2.  If the person to be treated is a minor and the petitioner is a person other than a parent or guardian of the minor, the petition must, in addition to the certificate or statement required by subsection 1, include a statement signed by a parent or guardian of the minor that the parent or guardian does not object to the filing of the petition.


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      Sec. 2.  NRS 433A.210 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      433A.210  A petition filed with the clerk of the district court to commence proceedings for involuntary court-ordered admission of a person pursuant to NRS 433A.150 must include:

      1.  A certified copy of the application made pursuant to NRS 433A.160 with respect to the person detained; [and]

      2.  A petition executed by a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist [,] or physician certifying that he has examined the person alleged to be mentally ill and has concluded that as a result of mental illness the person is likely to harm himself or others [.] ; and

      3.  If the person to be treated is a minor and the petitioner is a person other than a parent or guardian of the minor, a statement signed by a parent or guardian of the minor that the parent or guardian does not object to the filing of the petition.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 433A.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      433A.220  1.  Immediately after he receives any petition filed [under] pursuant to NRS 433A.200 or 433A.210, the clerk of the district court shall transmit the petition to the appropriate district judge, who shall set a time and place for its hearing, which date must be [within] :

      (a) Within 14 calendar days [from the time] after the date on which the petition is received by the clerk ; or [from]

      (b) If at the time the petition is received by the clerk the subject of the petition was admitted to a hospital or public or private mental health facility pursuant to NRS 433A.160, [whichever is less.] within 5 judicial days after the date on which the petition is received by the clerk.

      2.  The court shall give notice of the petition and of the time and place of any proceedings thereon to the subject of the petition, his attorney, if known, the petitioner, the district attorney of the county in which the court has its principal office, the local office of an agency or organization that receives money from the Federal Government pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 10801 et seq., to protect and advocate the rights of persons with mental illnesses and the administrative office of any public or private mental health facility in which the subject of the petition is detained.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 433A.240 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      433A.240  1.  After the filing of a petition to commence proceedings for involuntary court-ordered admission of a person pursuant to NRS 433A.200 or 433A.210, the court shall promptly cause two or more physicians or licensed psychologists, one of whom must always be a physician, to examine the person alleged to be mentally ill, or request an evaluation by an evaluation team from the division of the person alleged to be mentally ill.

      2.  To conduct the examination of a person who is not at a mental health facility under emergency admission pursuant to NRS 433A.150, the court may order a peace officer to take the person into protective custody and transport him to a mental health facility or hospital where he may be detained until a hearing is had upon the petition.

      3.  Unless the person is admitted under an emergency admission pursuant to NRS 433A.150, he may be allowed to remain in his home or other place of residence pending an ordered examination or examinations and to return to his home or other place of residence upon completion of the examination examinations.


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examinations. The person may be accompanied by one or more of his relations or friends to the place of examination.

      4.  [Each] Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, each physician and licensed psychologist who examines a person pursuant to subsection 1 shall, not later than 48 hours before the hearing set pursuant to NRS 433A.220, submit to the court in writing a summary of his findings and evaluation regarding the person alleged to be mentally ill. If the person alleged to be mentally ill is admitted under an emergency admission pursuant to NRS 433A.150, the written findings and evaluation must be submitted to the court not later than 24 hours before the hearing set pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 433A.220.

      Sec. 5.  The amendatory provisions of this act apply only to petitions for involuntary court-ordered admissions of persons into mental health facilities which are filed on or after October 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 633, AB 621

Assembly Bill No. 621–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 633

AN ACT relating to children; revising the provisions governing the enforcement of an obligation for the support of a child and the procedure for establishing paternity; facilitating coverage of children under policies and other forms of health insurance and medical services provided by employers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 125B.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      125B.150  1.  The district attorney of the county of residence of the child or a [nonsupporting] parent who does not have physical custody of the child shall take such action as is necessary to establish parentage of the child and locate and take legal action , including the establishment or adjustment of an obligation of support, against a [deserting or nonsupporting parent of] parent who has a duty to support the child when requested to do so by the custodial parent or a public agency which provides assistance to the parent or child. If the court for cause transfers the action to another county, the clerk of the receiving court shall notify the district attorney of that county, and that district attorney shall proceed to prosecute the cause of action and take such further action as is necessary to establish parentage and to establish or adjust the obligation of support and to enforce the payment of support pursuant to this chapter or chapter 31A, 126, 130 or 425 of NRS.

      2.  In a county where the district attorney has deputies to aid him in the performance of his duties, the district attorney shall designate himself or a particular deputy as responsible for performing the duties imposed by subsection 1.


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      3.  [The] Except as otherwise provided in NRS 126.101, the district attorney and his deputies do not represent the parent or the child in the performance of their duties pursuant to this chapter and chapter 31A, 126, 130 or 425 of NRS, but are rendering a public service as representatives of the state.

      4.  [Except as otherwise provided in subsections 5 and 6, a privilege between lawyer and client arises between the parent or child to whom the public service is rendered and the district attorney.

      5.] Officials of the welfare division of the department of human resources are entitled to access to the information obtained by the district attorney if that information is relevant to the performance of their duties. The district attorney or his deputy shall inform each person who provides information pursuant to this section concerning the limitations on the [privilege] confidentiality between lawyer and client under these circumstances.

      [6.] 5.  Disclosures of criminal activity by a parent or child are not [privileged.

      7.] confidential.

      6.  The district attorney shall inform each parent who applies for his assistance in this regard that a procedure is available to collect unpaid support from any refund owed to the [deserting or nonsupporting] parent who has a duty to support the child because an excessive amount of money was withheld to pay his federal income tax. The district attorney shall submit to the welfare division all documents and information it requires to pursue such a collection if:

      (a) The applicant is not receiving public assistance.

      (b) The district attorney has in his records:

             (1) A copy of the order of support for a child and any modifications of the order which specify their date of issuance and the amount of the ordered support;

             (2) A copy of a record of payments received or, if no such record is available, an affidavit signed by the custodial parent attesting to the amount of support owed; and

             (3) The current address of the custodial parent.

      (c) From the records in his possession, the district attorney has reason to believe that the amount of unpaid support is not less than $500.

Before submitting the documents and information to the welfare division, the district attorney shall verify the accuracy of the documents submitted relating to the amount claimed as unpaid support and the name and social security number of the [deserting or nonsupporting parent.] parent who has a duty to support the child. If the district attorney has verified this information previously, he need not reverify it before submitting it to the welfare division.

      [8.] 7.  The welfare division shall adopt such regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of subsection [7.] 6.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 126.051 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      126.051  1.  A man is presumed to be the natural father of a child if:

      (a) He and the child’s natural mother are or have been married to each other and the child is born during the marriage, or within 285 days after the marriage is terminated by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity or divorce, or after a decree of separation is entered by a court.


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      (b) He and the child’s natural mother were cohabiting for at least 6 months before the period of conception and continued to cohabit through the period of conception.

      (c) Before the child’s birth, he and the child’s natural mother have attempted to marry each other by a marriage solemnized in apparent compliance with law, although the attempted marriage is invalid or could be declared invalid, and:

             (1) If the attempted marriage could be declared invalid only by a court, the child is born during the attempted marriage, or within 285 days after its termination by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity or divorce; or

             (2) If the attempted marriage is invalid without a court order, the child is born within 285 days after the termination of cohabitation.

      (d) While the child is under the age of majority, he receives the child into his home and openly holds out the child as his natural child.

      (e) Blood tests made pursuant to NRS 126.121 show a probability of 99 percent or more that he is the father.

      (f) At any time he acknowledges or admits his paternity of the child in a writing filed with the state registrar of vital statistics.

      2.  The state registrar of vital statistics shall promptly inform the natural mother of the filing of an acknowledgment, and the presumption is nullified if she disputes the acknowledgment in a writing filed with the registrar within 60 days after this notice is given. Each acknowledgment filed must be maintained by the registrar in a sealed confidential file until it is consented to by the mother and any other presumed father. This does not preclude access by an appropriate state official incident to his official responsibility concerning the parentage of the child. The acknowledgment must not be made public unless the mother affirmatively consents to the acknowledgment or a court adjudicates parentage. Each acknowledgment must be signed by the person filing it, and contain:

      (a) The name and address of the person filing the acknowledgment;

      (b) The name and last known address of the mother of the child; and

      (c) The date of birth of the child, or, if the child is unborn, the month and year in which the child is expected to be born.

If another man is presumed under this section to be the child’s father, acknowledgment of paternity may be effected only with the written consent of the presumed father or after the presumption has been rebutted by a court decree. Acknowledgment by both parents as to the parentage of a child makes the child legitimate from birth, and the birth must be documented as provided in chapter 440 of NRS.

      3.  A presumption under this section may be rebutted in an appropriate action only by clear and convincing evidence. If two or more presumptions arise which conflict with each other, the presumption which on the facts is founded on the weightier considerations of policy and logic controls. The presumption is rebutted by a court decree establishing paternity of the child by another man.

      4.  The department of human resources shall develop a form for acknowledging paternity. The department shall distribute the form to each office of the division of child and family services of the department, each child-placing agency licensed pursuant to chapter 127 of NRS and each hospital in this state.


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agency licensed pursuant to chapter 127 of NRS and each hospital in this state.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 126.101 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      126.101  1.  The child must be made a party to the action. If he is a minor, he must be represented by his general guardian or a guardian ad litem appointed by the court. The child’s mother or father may not represent the child as guardian or otherwise. If a district attorney brings an action pursuant to NRS 125B.150 , [in which the welfare division of the department of human resources is to act as guardian ad litem,] the district attorney shall [notify the welfare division of the impending action. Upon such notice, the welfare division shall] act as guardian ad litem for the child without the need for court appointment [.] , if the interests of the child are adequately represented by the appointment of the district attorney. If the interests of the child are not adequately represented by the appointment, the welfare division of the department of human resources must be appointed as guardian ad litem in the case.

      2.  The natural mother [, each] and a man presumed to be the father under NRS 126.051 [, and each man alleged to be the natural father] must be made parties [.] , but if more than one man is presumed to be the natural father, only a man presumed pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 126.051 is an indispensable party. Any other presumed or alleged father may be made a party.

      3.  The court may align the parties.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 126.105 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      126.105  Whenever service of process is required in an action brought under this chapter to determine the existence or nonexistence of the [father and child] paternal relationship, it may be made pursuant to Rule 4 of N.R.C.P. or by [registered] certified mail , restricted delivery, with proof of actual receipt.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 126.121 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      126.121  1.  The court may, and shall upon the motion of a party, order the mother, child, alleged father or any other person so involved to submit to one or more tests for the typing of blood or taking of specimens for genetic identification to be made by qualified physicians or other qualified persons, under such restrictions and directions as the court or judge deems proper. Whenever such a test is ordered and made, the results of the test must be received in evidence and must be made available to a judge, master or referee conducting a hearing pursuant to NRS 126.111. Unless a party files a written objection to the result of a test at least 30 days before the hearing at which the result is to be received in evidence, the result is admissible as evidence of paternity without foundational testimony or other proof of authenticity or accuracy. The order for such a test also may direct that the testimony of the experts and of the persons so examined may be taken by deposition or written interrogatories.

      2.  If any party refuses to submit to or fails to appear for a test ordered pursuant to subsection 1, the court may presume that the result of the test would be adverse to the interests of that party or may enforce its order if the rights of others and the interests of justice so require.


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      3.  The court, upon reasonable request by a party, shall order that independent tests for determining paternity be performed by other experts or qualified laboratories.

      4.  In all cases, the court shall determine the number and qualifications of the experts and laboratories.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 126.151 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      126.151  1.  An action under this chapter is a civil action governed by the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. The mother of the child and the alleged father are competent to testify and may be compelled to testify. Subsections 3 and 4 of NRS 126.111 and NRS 126.121 and 126.131 apply.

      2.  In an action against an alleged father, evidence offered by him with respect to a man who is not subject to the jurisdiction of the court concerning that man’s sexual intercourse with the mother at or about the probable time of conception of the child is admissible in evidence only if the alleged father has undergone and made available to the court blood tests the results of which [do not exclude the possibility of his paternity] show a probability less than 99 percent that he is the father of the child. [A man who is identified and is subject to the jurisdiction of the court must be made a defendant in the action.]

      3.  The trial must be by the court without a jury, unless any party demands a jury trial within 20 days following the filing of a pretrial recommendation.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 126.161 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      126.161  1.  [The] A judgment or order of [the] a court , or entered pursuant to an expedited process, determining the existence or nonexistence of the [parent and child] relationship of parent and child is determinative for all purposes.

      2.  If the judgment or order [of the court] is at variance with the child’s birth certificate, the [court shall order] judgment or order must direct that a new birth certificate be issued as provided in NRS 440.270 to 440.340, inclusive.

      3.  If the child is a minor, the judgment or order must provide for his support as required by chapter 125B of NRS and must include an order directing the withholding or assignment of wages and commissions for the payment of the support unless:

      (a) One of the parties demonstrates and good cause is found by the court or pursuant to an expedited process for the postponement of the withholding or assignment; or

      (b) All parties otherwise agree in writing.

      4.  The judgment or order may contain any other provision directed against the appropriate party to the proceeding, concerning the duty of support, the custody and guardianship of the child, visitation [privileges] with the child, the furnishing of bond or other security for the payment of the judgment, or any other matter in the best interest of the child.

      5.  The judgment or order may direct the father to pay the reasonable expenses of the mother’s pregnancy and confinement. The court may limit the father’s liability for past support of the child to the proportion of the expenses already incurred which the court deems just.


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      6.  As used in this section, “expedited process” means a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, judicial procedure or an administrative procedure established by this or another state to facilitate the collection of an obligation for the support of a child.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 128.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      128.050  1.  The proceedings must be entitled, “In the matter of the parental rights as to ................, a minor.”

      2.  A petition must be verified and may be upon information and belief. It must set forth plainly:

      (a) The facts which bring the child within the purview of this chapter.

      (b) The name, age and residence of the child.

      (c) The names and residences of his parents.

      (d) The name and residence of the person or persons having physical custody or control of the child.

      (e) The name and residence of his legal guardian, if there [be] is one.

      (f) The name and residence of the child’s nearest known relative residing within the state, if no parent or guardian can be found.

      (g) Whether the child is known to be an Indian child.

      3.  If any of the facts required by subsection 2 are not known by the petitioner, the petition must so state.

      4.  If the petitioner is a mother filing with respect to her unborn child, the petition must so state and must contain the name and residence of the father or putative father, if known.

      5.  If the petitioner or the child is receiving public assistance, the petition must so state.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 128.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      128.060  1.  After a petition has been filed, unless the party or parties to be served voluntarily appear and consent to the hearing, the court shall direct the clerk to issue a notice, reciting briefly the substance of the petition and stating the date set for the hearing thereof, and requiring the person served therewith to appear before the court at the time and place if that person desires to oppose the petition.

      2.  The following persons must be personally served with the notice:

      (a) The father or mother of the minor person, if residing within this state, and if his or her place of residence is known to the petitioner, or, if there is no parent so residing, or if the place of residence of the father or mother is not known to the petitioner, then the nearest known relative of that person, if there is any residing within the state, and if his residence and relationship are known to the petitioner; and

      (b) The minor’s legal custodian or guardian, if residing within this state and if his place of residence is known to the petitioner.

      3.  If the petitioner or the child is receiving public assistance, the petitioner shall mail a copy of the notice of hearing and a copy of the petition to the chief of the child enforcement program of the welfare division of the department of human resources by registered or certified mail return receipt requested at least 45 days before the hearing.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 130.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      130.160  1.  When the district attorney is requested to initiate an action in accordance with this chapter, he may assess against the [obligee] requester a fee of not more than $20 [for an application.]


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fee of not more than $20 [for an application.] for an initial action or adjustment or modification of an order of support. He may request that the responding court collect the fee from the obligor. A fee may not be assessed against the State of Nevada when acting as a party to an action brought pursuant to this chapter.

      2.  When the district attorney is requested to respond in an action in accordance with this chapter, the court may assess against an obligor, in addition to any support obligation ordered, a reasonable fee for collection and distribution. If the court finds that the obligor would experience a financial hardship if required to pay the fee immediately, it may order that the fee be paid in installments, each of which is not more than 25 percent of the support obligation for each month.

      3.  All fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited in the general fund of the county and an equivalent amount must be allocated to augment the county’s program for the enforcement of support obligations.

      4.  A responding court shall not require the posting of any bond, written undertaking, or security by the [obligee,] requester, including bonds for the seizure or attachment of property or require payment of a filing fee or other costs from the [obligee,] requester, but it may direct that all fees and costs requested by the initiating court and such fees and costs as are incurred in this state when acting as a responding state, including fees for filing of pleadings, service of process, seizure of property, stenographic or duplication service or other service supplied to the obligor, be paid in whole or in party by the obligor. Such fees and costs may not be assessed against the state or any political subdivision thereof. These costs or fees do not have priority over amounts due to the [obligee.] requester.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 130.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      130.220  1.  If the responding court finds a duty of support on the basis of a prior decree or other obligation at law, it shall order the obligor to furnish support or reimbursement therefor as required by chapter 125B of NRS and subject the property of the obligor to that order. The amount of support the obligor is directed to pay must be determined in accordance with NRS 125B.070 and 125B.080. Support orders made pursuant to this chapter may impose a greater or lesser amount of support than any previous order of another court obligating the same person for support of the same child. An order issued by a court of another state may be modified only if the order is registered pursuant to NRS 130.330 to 130.370, inclusive. Support orders made pursuant to this chapter must:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, include an order directing the withholding of wages and commissions for the payment of the support unless:

             (1) One of the parties demonstrates and good cause is found by the court for the postponement of withholding; or

             (2) All parties otherwise agree in writing; and

      (b) Require that payments be made to the clerk of the court of the responding state or other appropriate agency or office.

      2.  If the complaint is based upon an order of a court for support of a child that is delinquent in an amount equal to the amount the responsible parent has been ordered to pay as support for a 30-day period, the exceptions provided in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 are not applicable and the court shall issue an order for the withholding of wages and commissions.


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in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 are not applicable and the court shall issue an order for the withholding of wages and commissions.

      3.  The court and prosecuting attorney of any county in which the obligor is present or has property have the same powers and duties to enforce the order as have those of the county in which it was first issued. If enforcement is impossible or cannot be completed in the county in which the order was issued, the prosecuting attorney shall send a certified copy of the order to the prosecuting attorney of any county in which it appears that proceedings to enforce the order would be effective. The prosecuting attorney to whom the certified copy of the order is forwarded shall proceed with enforcement and report the results of the proceedings to the court first issuing the order.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 130.280 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      130.280  [1.  A support order made by a court of this state pursuant to this chapter does not nullify and is not nullified by a support order made by a court of this state pursuant to any other law or by a support order made by a court of any other state pursuant to a substantially similar law or any other law, regardless of priority of issuance.

      2.] Amounts paid for a particular period pursuant to any support order made by the court of another state must be credited against the amounts accruing or accrued for the same period under any support order made by the court of this state pursuant to a proceeding under this chapter. Arrearages which have accrued [prior to] before the issuance of an order of a court of this state in a proceeding under this chapter must be computed in a like manner.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 3.415 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      3.415  To the extent necessary to comply with the requirements of the Federal Government concerning the enforcement of the obligation of support of a child, to avoid jeopardizing the receipt by the welfare division of money from the Federal Government and to avoid subjecting the welfare division to other sanctions by the Federal Government, the disposition of cases to establish [or enforce] an obligation for support of a child must:

      1.  Be [90] 75 percent completed within [90 days] 6 months after service of the notice of the proceedings; and

      2.  Be [98] 90 percent completed within [6] 12 months after the service of the notice of the proceedings . [; and

      3.  Be completed within 1 year after the service of the notice of the proceeding.]

      Sec. 14.  NRS 31A.350 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      31A.350  1.  If a court orders a parent to obtain health insurance for his child and the parent fails to comply with the order, the enforcing authority shall mail to the parent’s employer or labor organization by certified mail, a notice requiring the employer or organization to enroll the child in the plan of health insurance provided for his employees or its members. The notice must include:

      (a) The parent’s name and social security number;

      (b) A statement that the parent has been required by an order of the court to obtain and maintain health insurance for his child;

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      (d) A statement that any assistance needed to complete the enrollment of the child in a plan of health insurance may be obtained from the parents of the child and the enforcing authority.

      2.  No enforcing authority may mail or cause to be mailed a notice to enroll pursuant to subsection 1 unless:

      (a) The enforcing authority first notifies the parent by certified mail at his last known address of its intent to seek enrollment of the child; and

      (b) The parent fails, within 15 days after the notice is mailed, to provide written proof to the enforcing authority that:

             (1) The parent has enrolled the child in a plan of health insurance required by the order of the court; or

             (2) The coverage required by the order of the court was not available at a reasonable cost for more than 30 days before the date on which the notice was mailed.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, upon receipt of a notice to enroll, mailed pursuant to subsection 1, the employer or labor organization shall enroll the child named in the notice in the plan of health insurance provided for his employees or its members. [If enrollment is not open when the notice is received, the child must be enrolled as soon as the next period of enrollment is open.] The child must be enrolled without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment. If more than one plan is offered by the employer or labor organization, and each plan may be extended to cover the child, the child must be enrolled in the parent’s plan. If the parent’s plan cannot be extended to cover the child, the child must be enrolled in the plan with the least expensive option for providing coverage for a dependent that is otherwise available to the parent, subject to the eligibility requirements of that plan. An employer, labor organization, health maintenance organization or other insurer is not required to enroll the child in a plan of health insurance if the child is not otherwise eligible to be enrolled in that plan. If the child is not eligible to be enrolled in the parent’s plan of health insurance, the employer or labor organization shall notify the enforcing authority.

      4.  After the child is enrolled in a plan of health insurance, the premiums required to be paid by the parent for the child’s coverage may be deducted from the parent’s wages. If the parent’s wages are not sufficient to pay for those premiums, the employer or labor organization shall notify the enforcing authority.

      5.  A notice to enroll sent pursuant to subsection 1 has the same effect as an enrollment application signed by the parent. No employer or labor organization may refuse to enroll a child because a parent has not signed an enrollment application.

      6.  If the requirements of subsection 2 have been complied with, a subsequent notice to enroll shall be sent to future employers of the parent or to other labor organizations to which the parent belongs. Any employer or labor organization receiving such a notice shall comply with the provisions of this section.

      7.  An employer or labor organization shall, without liability to the parent, provide to the enforcing authority, upon request, information about the name of the insurer and the number of the parent’s policy of health insurance.


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      8.  The enforcing authority may withhold wages or other income and require withholding of state tax refunds whenever the responsible parent has received payment from the third party and not used the payment to reimburse the other parent or provider to the extent necessary to reimburse the Medicaid agency.

      9.  The remedy provided by this section is in addition to, and is not a substitute for, any other remedy available for the enforcement of such an order.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 425.350 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      425.350  1.  A parent has duties to support his children which include any duty arising by law or under a court order.

      2.  If a court order specifically provides that no support for a child is due, the order applies only to those facts upon which the decision was based.

      3.  By accepting assistance in his own behalf or in behalf of any other person, the applicant or recipient shall be deemed to have made an assignment to the division of all rights to support from any other person which the applicant or recipient may have in his own behalf or in behalf of any other member of the family for whom the applicant or recipient is applying for or receiving assistance. Rights to support include, but are not limited to, accrued but unpaid payments for support and payments for support to accrue during the period for which assistance is provided. The amount of the assigned rights to support must not exceed the amount of public assistance provided or to be provided. [The] If a court order exists for the support of a child on whose behalf public assistance is received, the division shall attempt to notify [the] a located responsible parent as soon as possible after assistance begins that the child is receiving public assistance. If there is no court order for support, the division shall with service of process serve notice on the responsible parent in the manner prescribed in subsection 2 of NRS 425.3822 within 90 days after the date on which the responsible parent is located.

      4.  The recipient shall be deemed, without the necessity of signing any document, to have appointed the administrator as his attorney in fact with power of substitution to act in his name and to endorse all drafts, checks, money orders or other negotiable instruments representing payments for support which are received as reimbursement for the public assistance previously paid to or on behalf of each recipient.

      5.  The rights of support assigned under subsection 3 constitute a debt for support owed to the division by the responsible parent. The debt for support is enforceable by any remedy provided by law. The division, through the prosecuting attorney, may also represent the recipient when the amount of the rights of support exceeds the amount of the debt for support.

      6.  The assignment provided for in subsection 3 is binding upon the responsible parent upon service of notice of the assignment. After notification, payments by the responsible parent to anyone other than the division must not be credited toward the satisfaction of the debt for support. Service of notice is complete upon:

      (a) The mailing, by first-class mail, of the notice to the responsible parent at his last known address;

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      (c) Actual notice.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 425.360 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      425.360  1.  Any payment of public assistance pursuant to this chapter creates a debt for support to the division by the responsible parent, whether or not the parent received prior notice that his child was receiving public assistance. [A debt for support created by a payment for assistance under this chapter is an amount equal to the least of:

      (a) The amount of assistance paid;

      (b) The amount due under any court order for support; or

      (c) If there is no court order for support, or if the court order provides that no support is due and the facts upon which the order is based have changed, the amount due under the formula adopted by the division by regulation or under any written agreement between the division and a responsible parent.]

      2.  The division is entitled to the amount to which a dependent child or a person having the care, custody and control of a dependent child would have been entitled for support and may prosecute or maintain any action for support or execute any administrative remedy existing under the laws of this state to obtain reimbursement of money expended for public assistance [.] from any liable third party, including an insurer, group health plan as defined in section 607(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C.A. § 1167 (1)), service benefit plan, or health maintenance organization. If a court enters judgment for an amount of support to be paid by a responsible parent, the division is entitled to the amount of the debt created by that judgment to the extent of public assistance paid, and the judgment awarded shall be deemed to be in favor of the division. This entitlement applies but is not limited to a temporary order for spousal support, a family maintenance order or an alimony order, whether or not allocated to the benefit of the child on the basis of providing necessaries for the caretaker of the child, up to the amount paid by the division in public assistance to or for the benefit of a dependent child. The division may petition the appropriate court for modification of its order on the same grounds as a party to the action.

      3.  If there is no court order for support, or if the order provides that no support is due but the facts on which the order was based have changed, the amount due is the amount computed pursuant to NRS 125B.070 and 125B.080, using the Nevada average wage, determined by the employment security division of the department of employment, training and rehabilitation, if the gross income of the responsible parent cannot be otherwise ascertained.

      4.  Debts for support may not be incurred by a parent or any other person who is the recipient of public assistance for the benefit of a dependent child for the period when the parent or other person is a recipient.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 425.3822 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      425.3822  1.  If there is no court order concerning support of a child entered against the parent from whom support is sought, the chief may issue a notice and finding of financial responsibility after:

      (a) The division is assigned the right to support;

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      (c) The program receives an application for services for enforcement pursuant to NRS 125B.150 from a person who is not a recipient of public assistance; or

      (d) The program receives a written request for enforcement of an obligation for support from an agency of another state that is responsible for administering the Federal Child Support Enforcement Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 651 et seq.).

      2.  The notice must be served upon the parent in the manner prescribed for service of summons in a civil action or by certified mail, restricted delivery . [, with proof of actual receipt by the parent.] A notice that involves the establishment of paternity must be served pursuant to Rule 4 of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure or by certified mail, restricted delivery . [, with proof of actual receipt by the parent.]

      Sec. 18.  Chapter 449 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      Before discharging an unmarried woman who has borne a child, a hospital or obstetric center shall provide:

      1.  To the child’s mother and father, the opportunity to complete, in the hospital, an affidavit acknowledging paternity.

      2.  To the mother and, if available, the father:

      (a) Written materials about establishing paternity;

      (b) The forms necessary to acknowledge paternity voluntarily;

      (c) A written description of the rights and responsibilities of acknowledging paternity; and

      (d) The opportunity to speak by telephone with personnel of the program for enforcement of child support who are trained to clarify information and answer questions about the establishment of paternity.

      Sec. 19.  Chapter 608 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      If an employer provides benefits for health care to his employees and the benefits include coverage of the employee’s family, the employer shall:

      1.  Permit an employee who is required by the order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide health coverage for his child to enroll the child for coverage as a member of his family without regard to a restriction on periods of enrollment applicable to the employee.

      2.  If the parent so required is enrolled for coverage but does not apply to enroll the child, permit the child’s other parent or the welfare division of the department of human resources to enroll the child.

      3.  Not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the insurer has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      4.  Withhold from the employee’s wages, and pay to the insurer if the employer is not self-insured, the employee’s share, if any, of the cost of the coverage provided for the child but not more than the amount of withholding for insurance permitted by federal law or regulation.


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      5.  The purpose of this section is to ensure that children are promptly enrolled in a program of health insurance provided by the responsible parent and that the health insurance is maintained. The remedies provided in this section are cumulative and in addition to any other remedy provided by law to the extent they are not inconsistent with the provisions of chapters 31A, 125B, 130 and 425 of NRS.

      Sec. 20.  Chapter 689A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 21 to 25, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 21.  As used in sections 21 to 25, inclusive, of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Medicaid” means a program established in any state pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 1396 et seq.) to provide assistance for part or all of the cost of medical care rendered on behalf of indigent persons.

      2.  “Order for medical coverage” means an order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide coverage under a policy of health insurance to a child pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396g-1.

      Sec. 22.  1.  An insurer shall not, when considering eligibility for coverage or making payments under a policy of health insurance, consider the availability of, or eligibility of a person for, medical assistance under Medicaid.

      2.  To the extent that payment has been made by Medicaid for health care, an insurer, group health plan as defined in section 607(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C.A. § 1167(1)), service benefit plan, health maintenance organization or other organization that has issued a policy of health insurance:

      (a) Shall treat Medicaid as having a valid and enforceable assignment of an insured’s benefits regardless of any exclusion of Medicaid or the absence of a written assignment; and

      (b) May, as otherwise allowed by the policy, evidence of coverage or contract and applicable law or regulation concerning subrogation, seek to enforce any right of a recipient of Medicaid to reimbursement against any other liable party if:

             (1) It is so authorized pursuant to a contract with Medicaid for managed care; or

             (2) It has reimbursed Medicaid in full for the health care provided by Medicaid to its insured.

      3.  If a state agency is assigned any rights of a person who is:

      (a) Eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid; and

      (b) Covered by a policy of health insurance,

the insurer that issued the policy shall not impose any requirements upon the state agency except requirements it imposes upon the agents or assignees of other persons covered by the policy.

      Sec. 23.  An insurer shall not deny the enrollment of a child pursuant to an order for medical coverage, under a policy of health insurance pursuant to which a parent of the child is insured, on the ground that the child:

      1.  Was born out of wedlock;

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      3.  Does not reside with the parent or within the insurer’s geographic area of service.

      Sec. 24.  If a child has coverage under a policy of health insurance pursuant to which a noncustodial parent of the child is insured, the insurer issuing that policy shall:

      1.  Provide to the custodial parent such information as necessary for the child to obtain any benefits under that coverage.

      2.  Allow the custodial parent or, with the approval of the custodial parent, a provider of health care to submit claims for covered services without the approval of the noncustodial parent.

      3.  Make payments on claims submitted pursuant to subsection 2 directly to the custodial parent, the provider of health care or an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid.

      Sec. 25.  If a parent is required by an order for medical coverage to provide coverage under a policy of health insurance for a child and the parent is eligible for coverage of members of his family under a policy of health insurance, the insurer that issued the policy:

      1.  Shall, if the child is otherwise eligible for that coverage, allow the parent to enroll the child in that coverage without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      2.  Shall, if:

      (a) The child is otherwise eligible for that coverage; and

      (b) The parent is enrolled in that coverage but fails to apply for enrollment of the child,

enroll the child in that coverage upon application by the other parent of the child, or by an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid or a state program for the enforcement of child support established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 651 et seq., without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      3.  Shall not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the insurer has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      Sec. 26.  Chapter 689B of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 27 to 31, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 27.  As used in sections 27 to 31, inclusive, of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Medicaid” means a program established in any state pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 1396 et seq.) to provide assistance for part or all of the cost of medical care rendered on behalf of indigent persons.

      2.  “Order for medical coverage” means an order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide coverage under a group health policy to a child pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396g-1.


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      Sec. 28.  1.  An insurer shall not, when considering eligibility for coverage or making payments under a group health policy, consider the availability of, or eligibility of a person for, medical assistance under Medicaid.

      2.  To the extent that payment has been made by Medicaid for health care, an insurer, group health plan as defined in section 607(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C.A. § 1167(1)), health maintenance organization or other organization that has issued a group health policy:

      (a) Shall treat Medicaid as having a valid and enforceable assignment of an insured’s benefits regardless of any exclusion of Medicaid or the absence of a written assignment; and

      (b) May, as otherwise allowed by the policy, evidence of coverage or contract and applicable law or regulation concerning subrogation, seek to enforce any rights of a recipient of Medicaid to reimbursement against any other liable party if:

             (1) It is so authorized pursuant to a contract with Medicaid for managed care; or

             (2) It has reimbursed Medicaid in full for the health care provided by Medicaid to its insured.

      3.  If a state agency is assigned any rights of a person who is:

      (a) Eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid; and

      (b) Covered by a group health policy,

the insurer that issued the policy shall not impose any requirements upon the state agency except requirements it imposes upon the agents or assignees of other persons covered by the policy.

      Sec. 29.  An insurer shall not deny the enrollment of a child pursuant to an order for medical coverage under a group health policy pursuant to which a parent of the child is insured, on the ground that the child:

      1.  Was born out of wedlock;

      2.  Has not been claimed as a dependent on the parent’s federal income tax return; or

      3.  Does not reside with the parent or within the insurer’s geographic area of service.

      Sec. 30.  If a child has coverage under a group health policy pursuant to which a noncustodial parent of the child is insured, the health insurer issuing that policy shall:

      1.  Provide to the custodial parent such information as necessary for the child to obtain any benefits under that coverage.

      2.  Allow the custodial parent or, with the approval of the custodial parent, a provider of health care to submit claims for covered services without the approval of the noncustodial parent.

      3.  Make payments on claims submitted pursuant to subsection 2 directly to the custodial parent, the provider of health care or an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid.

      Sec. 31.  If a parent is required by an order for medical coverage to provide coverage under a group health policy for a child and the parent is eligible for coverage of members of his family under a group health policy, the insurer that issued the policy:


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      1.  Shall, if the child is otherwise eligible for that coverage, allow the parent to enroll the child in that coverage without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      2.  Shall, if:

      (a) The child is otherwise eligible for that coverage; and

      (b) The parent is enrolled in that coverage but fails to apply for enrollment of the child,

enroll the child in that coverage upon application by the other parent of the child, or by an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid or a state program for the enforcement of child support established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 651 et seq., without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      3.  Shall not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the insurer has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      Sec. 32.  NRS 689B.033 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      689B.033  1.  All group health insurance policies providing coverage on an expense-incurred basis and all employee welfare plans providing medical, surgical or hospital care or benefits established or maintained for employees or their families or dependents, or for both, must as to the family members’ coverage provide that the health benefits applicable for children are payable with respect to:

      (a) A newly born child of the insured from the moment of birth;

      (b) An adopted child from the date the adoption becomes effective, if the child was not placed in the home before adoption; and

      (c) A child placed with the insured for the purpose of adoption from the moment of placement as certified by the public or private agency making the placement. The coverage of such a child ceases if the adoption proceedings are terminated as certified by the public or private agency making the placement.

The policies must provide the coverage specified in subsection 3 and must not exclude premature births.

      2.  The policy or contract may require that notification of:

      (a) The birth of a newly born child;

      (b) The effective date of adoption of a child; or

      (c) The date of placement of a child for adoption,

and payments of the required premium or fees, if any, must be furnished to the insurer or welfare plan within 31 days after the date of birth, adoption or placement for adoption in order to have the coverage continue beyond the 31-day period.

      3.  The coverage for newly born and adopted children and children placed for adoption consists of coverage of injury or sickness, including the necessary care and treatment of medically diagnosed congenital defects and birth abnormalities and, within the limits of the policy, necessary transportation costs from place of birth to the nearest specialized treatment center under major medical policies, and with respect to basic policies to the extent such costs are charged by the treatment center.


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major medical policies, and with respect to basic policies to the extent such costs are charged by the treatment center.

      4.  An insurer shall not restrict the coverage of a dependent child adopted or placed for adoption solely because of a preexisting condition the child has at the time he would otherwise become eligible for coverage pursuant to the group health policy.

      Secs. 33-40.  (Deleted by amendment.)

      Sec. 41.  Chapter 695A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 42 to 48, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 42.  “Medicaid” means a program established in any state pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 1396 et seq.) to provide assistance for part or all of the cost of medical care rendered on behalf of indigent persons.

      Sec. 43.  “Order for medical coverage” means an order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide coverage under a certificate for health benefits to a child pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396g-1.

      Sec. 44.  1.  A society shall not, when considering eligibility for coverage or making payments under a certificate for health benefits, consider the availability of, or eligibility of a person for, medical assistance under Medicaid.

      2.  To the extent that payment has been made by Medicaid for health care, a society:

      (a) Shall treat Medicaid as having a valid and enforceable assignment of an insured’s benefits regardless of any exclusion of Medicaid or the absence of a written assignment; and

      (b) May, as otherwise allowed by its certificate for health benefits, evidence of coverage or contract and applicable law or regulation concerning subrogation, seek to enforce any reimbursement rights of a recipient of Medicaid against any other liable party if:

             (1) It is so authorized pursuant to a contract with Medicaid for managed care; or

             (2) It has reimbursed Medicaid in full for the health care provided by Medicaid to its insured.

      3.  If a state agency is assigned any rights of a person who is:

      (a) Eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid; and

      (b) Covered by a certificate for health benefits,

the society that issued the health policy shall not impose any requirements upon the state agency except requirements it imposes upon the agents or assignees of other persons covered by the certificate.

      Sec. 45.  A society shall not deny the enrollment of a child pursuant to an order for medical coverage under a certificate for health benefits pursuant to which a parent of the child is insured, on the ground that the child:

      1.  Was born out of wedlock;

      2.  Has not been claimed as a dependent on the parent’s federal income tax return; or

      3.  Does not reside with the parent or within the society’s geographic area of service.


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      Sec. 46.  If a child has coverage under a certificate for health benefits pursuant to which a noncustodial parent of the child is insured, the society issuing that certificate shall:

      1.  Provide to the custodial parent such information as necessary for the child to obtain any benefits under that coverage.

      2.  Allow the custodial parent or, with the approval of the custodial parent, a provider of health care to submit claims for covered services without the approval of the noncustodial parent.

      3.  Make payments on claims submitted pursuant to subsection 2 directly to the custodial parent, the provider of health care or an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid.

      Sec. 47.  If a parent is required by an order for medical coverage to provide coverage under a certificate for health benefits for a child and the parent is eligible for coverage of members of his family under a certificate for health benefits, the society that issued the certificate:

      1.  Shall, if the child is otherwise eligible for that coverage, allow the parent to enroll the child in that coverage without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      2.  Shall, if:

      (a) The child is otherwise eligible for that coverage; and

      (b) The parent is enrolled in that coverage but fails to apply for enrollment of the child,

enroll the child in that coverage upon application by the other parent of the child, or by an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid or a state program for the enforcement of child support established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 651 et seq., without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      3.  Shall not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the society has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      Sec. 48.  1.  If a person:

      (a) Adopts a dependent child; or

      (b) Assumes and retains a legal obligation for the total or partial support of a dependent child in anticipation of adopting the child,

while the person is eligible for group coverage under a certificate for health benefits, the society issuing that certificate shall not restrict the coverage of the child solely because of a preexisting condition the child has at the time he would otherwise become eligible for coverage pursuant to that policy.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, “child” means a person who is under 18 years of age at the time of his adoption or the assumption of a legal obligation for his support in anticipation of his adoption.

      Sec. 49.  NRS 695A.001 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      695A.001  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 695A.003 to 695A.044, inclusive, and sections 42 and 43 of this act have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.


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sections 42 and 43 of this act have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 50.  Chapter 695B of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 51 to 55, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 51.  As used in sections 51 to 55, inclusive, of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Contract” means a contract for hospital, medical or dental services issued pursuant to this chapter.

      2.  “Corporation” means a corporation organized pursuant to this chapter.

      3.  “Medicaid” means a program established in any state pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 1396 et seq.) to provide assistance for part or all of the cost of medical care rendered on behalf of indigent persons.

      4.  “Order for medical coverage” means an order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide coverage under a contract to a child pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396g-1.

      Sec. 52.  1.  A corporation shall not, when considering eligibility for coverage or making payments under a contract, consider the availability of, or any eligibility of a person for, medical assistance under Medicaid.

      2.  To the extent that payment has been made by Medicaid for health care, a corporation:

      (a) Shall treat Medicaid as having a valid and enforceable assignment of benefits of a subscriber or policyholder or claimant under him regardless of any exclusion of Medicaid or the absence of a written assignment; and

      (b) May, as otherwise allowed by the policy, evidence of coverage or contract and applicable law or regulation concerning subrogation, seek to enforce any rights of a recipient of Medicaid against any other liable party if:

             (1) It is so authorized pursuant to a contract with Medicaid for managed care; or

             (2) It has reimbursed Medicaid in full for the health care provided by Medicaid to its subscriber or policyholder.

      3.  If a state agency is assigned any rights of a person who is:

      (a) Eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid; and

      (b) Covered by a contract,

the corporation that issued the contract shall not impose any requirements upon the state agency except requirements it imposes upon the agents or assignees of other persons covered by the same contract.

      Sec. 53.  A corporation shall not deny the enrollment of a child pursuant to an order for medical coverage under a contract pursuant to which a parent of the child is insured, on the ground that the child:

      1.  Was born out of wedlock;

      2.  Has not been claimed as a dependent on the parent’s federal income tax return; or

      3.  Does not reside with the parent or within the corporation’s geographic area of service.

      Sec. 54.  If a child has coverage under a contract pursuant to which a noncustodial parent of the child is insured, the corporation issuing that contract shall:


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      1.  Provide to the custodial parent such information as necessary for the child to obtain any benefits under that coverage.

      2.  Allow the custodial parent or, with the approval of the custodial parent, a provider of health care to submit claims for covered services without the approval of the noncustodial parent.

      3.  Make payments on claims submitted pursuant to subsection 2 directly to the custodial parent, the provider of health care or an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid.

      Sec. 55.  If a parent is required by an order for medical coverage to provide coverage for a child and the parent is eligible for family coverage under a contract, the corporation that issued the contract:

      1.  Shall, if the child is otherwise eligible for that coverage, allow the parent to enroll the child in that coverage without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      2.  Shall, if:

      (a) The child is otherwise eligible for that coverage; and

      (b) The parent is enrolled in that coverage but fails to apply for enrollment of the child,

enroll the child in that coverage upon application by the other parent of the child, or by an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid or a state program for the enforcement of child support established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 651 et seq., without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      3.  Shall not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the corporation has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      Sec. 56.  NRS 695B.193 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      695B.193  1.  All individual and group service or indemnity-type contracts issued by a nonprofit corporation which provide coverage for a family member of the subscriber must as to such coverage provide that the health benefits applicable for children are payable with respect to:

      (a) A newly born child of the subscriber from the moment of birth;

      (b) An adopted child from the date the adoption becomes effective, if the child was not placed in the home before adoption; and

      (c) A child placed with the subscriber for the purpose of adoption from the moment of placement as certified by the public or private agency making the placement. The coverage of such a child ceases if the adoption proceedings are terminated as certified by the public or private agency making the placement.

The contracts must provide the coverage specified in subsection 3, and must not exclude premature births.

      2.  The contract may require that notification of:

      (a) The birth of a newly born child;

      (b) The effective date of adoption of a child; or

      (c) The date of placement of a child for adoption, and payments of the required fees, if any, must be furnished to the nonprofit service corporation within 31 days after the date of birth, adoption or placement for adoption in order to have the coverage continue beyond the 31-day period.


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and payments of the required fees, if any, must be furnished to the nonprofit service corporation within 31 days after the date of birth, adoption or placement for adoption in order to have the coverage continue beyond the 31-day period.

      3.  The coverage for newly born and adopted children and children placed for adoption consists of coverage of injury or sickness, including the necessary care and treatment of medically diagnosed congenital defects and birth abnormalities and, within the limits of the policy, necessary transportation costs from place of birth to the nearest specialized treatment center under major medical policies, and with respect to basic policies to the extent such costs are charged by the treatment center.

      4.  A corporation shall not restrict the coverage of a dependent child adopted or placed for adoption solely because of a preexisting condition the child has at the time he would otherwise become eligible for coverage pursuant to that contract.

      5.  For covered services provided to the child, the corporation shall reimburse noncontracted providers of health care to an amount equal to the average amount of payment for which the organization has agreements, contracts or arrangements for those covered services.

      Sec. 57.  Chapter 695C of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 58 to 62, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 58.  As used in sections 58 to 62, inclusive, of this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Medicaid” means a program established in any state pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 1396 et seq.) to provide assistance for part or all of the cost of medical care rendered on behalf of indigent persons.

      2.  “Order for medical coverage” means an order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide coverage under a health care plan to a child pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396g-1.

      Sec. 59.  1.  A health maintenance organization shall not, when considering eligibility for coverage or making payments under a health care plan, consider the availability of, or eligibility of a person for, medical assistance under Medicaid.

      2.  To the extent that payment has been made by Medicaid for health care, a health maintenance organization:

      (a) Shall treat Medicaid as having a valid and enforceable assignment of benefits due an enrollee or claimant under him regardless of any exclusion of Medicaid or the absence of a written assignment; and

      (b) May, as otherwise allowed by its plan, evidence of coverage or contract and applicable law or regulation concerning subrogation, seek to enforce any rights of a recipient of Medicaid to reimbursement against any other liable party if:

             (1) It is so authorized pursuant to a contract with Medicaid for managed care; or

             (2) It has reimbursed Medicaid in full for the health care provided by Medicaid to its enrollee.

      3.  If a state agency is assigned any rights of a person who is:

      (a) Eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid; and


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      (b) Covered by a health care plan,

the organization responsible for the health care plan shall not impose any requirements upon the state agency except requirements it imposes upon the agents or assignees of other persons covered by the same plan.

      Sec. 60.  An organization shall not deny the enrollment of a child pursuant to an order for medical coverage under a health care plan in which a parent of the child is enrolled, on the ground that the child:

      1.  Was born out of wedlock;

      2.  Has not been claimed as a dependent on the parent’s federal income tax return; or

      3.  Does not reside with the parent or within the organization’s geographic area of service.

      Sec. 61.  If a child has coverage under a health care plan in which a noncustodial parent of the child is enrolled, the organization responsible for that plan shall:

      1.  Provide to the custodial parent such information as necessary for the child to obtain any benefits under that coverage.

      2.  Allow the custodial parent or, with the approval of the custodial parent, a provider to submit claims for covered services without the approval of the noncustodial parent.

      3.  Make payments on claims submitted pursuant to subsection 2 directly to the custodial parent, the provider or any agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid.

      Sec. 62.  If a parent is required by an order for medical coverage to provide coverage for a child and the parent is eligible for coverage of members of his family under a health care plan, the organization responsible for that plan:

      1.  Shall, if the child is otherwise eligible for that coverage, allow the parent to enroll the child in that coverage without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      2.  Shall, if:

      (a) The child is otherwise eligible for that coverage; and

      (b) The parent is enrolled in that coverage but fails to apply for enrollment of the child,

enroll the child in that coverage upon application by the other parent of the child, or by an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid or a state program for the enforcement of child support established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 651 et seq., without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      3.  Shall not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the organization has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      Sec. 63.  NRS 695C.173 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      695C.173  1.  All individual and group health care plans which provide coverage for a family member of the enrollee must as to such coverage provide that the health care services applicable for children are payable with respect to:

 


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provide that the health care services applicable for children are payable with respect to:

      (a) A newly born child of the enrollee from the moment of birth;

      (b) An adopted child from the date the adoption becomes effective, if the child was not placed in the home before adoption; and

      (c) A child placed with the enrollee for the purpose of adoption from the moment of placement as certified by the public or private agency making the placement. The coverage of such a child ceases if the adoption proceedings are terminated as certified by the public or private agency making the placement.

The plans must provide the coverage specified in subsection 3, and must not exclude premature births.

      2.  The evidence of coverage may require that notification of:

      (a) The birth of a newly born child;

      (b) The effective date of adoption of a child; or

      (c) The date of placement of a child for adoption,

and payments of the required charge, if any, must be furnished to the health maintenance organization within 31 days after the date of birth, adoption or placement for adoption in order to have the coverage continue beyond the 31-day period.

      3.  The coverage for newly born and adopted children and children placed for adoption consists of preventive health care services as well as coverage of injury or sickness, including the necessary care and treatment of medically diagnosed congenital defects and birth abnormalities and, within the limits of the policy, necessary transportation costs from place of birth to the nearest specialized treatment center under major medical policies, and with respect to basic policies to the extent such costs are charged by the treatment center.

      4.  A health maintenance organization shall not restrict the coverage of a dependent child adopted or placed for adoption solely because of a preexisting condition the child has at the time he would otherwise become eligible for coverage pursuant to that plan.

      5.  For covered services provided to the child, the health maintenance organization shall reimburse noncontracted providers of health care to an amount equal to the average amount of payment for which the organization has agreements, contracts or arrangements for those covered services.

      Sec. 64.  Chapter 695F of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 65 to 71, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 65.  “Medicaid” means a program established in any state pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 1396 et seq.) to provide assistance for part or all of the cost of medical care rendered on behalf of indigent persons.

      Sec. 66.  “Order for medical coverage” means an order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide medical coverage to a child pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1396g-1.

      Sec. 67.  1.  An organization shall not, when considering eligibility for coverage or making payments under any evidence of coverage, consider the availability of, or eligibility of a person for, medical assistance under Medicaid.


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      2.  To the extent that payment has been made by Medicaid for health care a prepaid limited health service organization:

      (a) Shall treat Medicaid as having a valid and enforceable assignment of benefits due a subscriber or claimant under him regardless of any exclusion of Medicaid or the absence of a written assignment; and

      (b) May, as otherwise allowed by its evidence of coverage or contract and applicable law or regulation concerning subrogation, seek to enforce any rights of a recipient of Medicaid against any other liable party if:

             (1) It is so authorized pursuant to a contract with Medicaid for managed care; or

             (2) It has reimbursed Medicaid in full for the health care provided by Medicaid to its subscriber.

      3.  If a state agency is assigned any rights of a person who is:

      (a) Eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid; and

      (b) Covered by any evidence of coverage,

the prepaid limited health service organization that issued the evidence of coverage shall not impose any requirements upon the state agency except requirements it imposes upon the agents or assignees of other persons covered by any evidence of coverage.

      Sec. 68.  A prepaid limited health service organization shall not deny the enrollment of a child pursuant to an order for medical coverage under any evidence of coverage pursuant to which a parent of the child is insured on the ground that the child:

      1.  Was born out of wedlock;

      2.  Has not been claimed as a dependent on the parent’s federal income tax return; or

      3.  Does not reside with the parent or within the organization’s geographic area of service.

      Sec. 69.  If a child has coverage under any evidence of coverage pursuant to which a noncustodial parent of the child is insured, the prepaid limited health service organization issuing that evidence of coverage shall:

      1.  Provide to the custodial parent such information as necessary for the child to obtain any benefits under that coverage.

      2.  Allow the custodial parent or, with the approval of the custodial parent, a provider to submit claims for covered services without the approval of the noncustodial parent.

      3.  Make payments on claims submitted pursuant to subsection 2 directly to the custodial parent, the provider or an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid.

      Sec. 70.  If a parent is required by an order for medical coverage to provide coverage for a child and the parent is eligible for coverage of members of his family under any evidence of coverage, the prepaid limited health service organization that issued the evidence of coverage:

      1.  Shall, if the child is otherwise eligible for that coverage, allow the parent to enroll the child in that coverage without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      2.  Shall, if:

      (a) The child is otherwise eligible for that coverage; and


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      (b) The parent is enrolled in that coverage but fails to apply for enrollment of the child,

enroll the child in that coverage upon application by the other parent of the child, or by an agency of this or another state responsible for the administration of Medicaid or a state program for the enforcement of child support established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 651 et seq., without regard to any restrictions upon periods for enrollment.

      3.  Shall not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the prepaid limited health service organization has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      Sec. 71.  1.  If a person:

      (a) Adopts a dependent child; or

      (b) Assumes and retains a legal obligation for the total or partial support of a dependent child in anticipation of adopting the child,

while the person is eligible for group coverage under any evidence of coverage, the prepaid limited health service organization issuing that evidence of coverage shall not restrict the coverage of the child based solely on a preexisting condition the child has at the time he would otherwise become eligible for coverage pursuant to that evidence of coverage.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, “child” means a person who is under 18 years of age at the time of his adoption or the assumption of a legal obligation for his support in anticipation of his adoption.

      Sec. 72.  NRS 695F.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      695F.010  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 695F.020 to 695F.070, inclusive, and sections 65 and 66 of this act have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      Sec. 73.  1.  This section and sections 19 to 72, inclusive, of this act become effective upon passage and approval or on July 1, 1995, whichever is later.

      2.  Sections 1, 3 to 7, inclusive, and 9 to 18, inclusive, of this act become effective on October 1, 1995.

      3.  Sections 2 and 8 of this act become effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 634, SB 133

Senate Bill No. 133–Committee on Transportation

CHAPTER 634

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; authorizing the department of transportation to establish speed limits on certain highways; establishing a maximum rate of speed; revising the provisions prohibiting the unnecessary waste of a resource currently in short supply; making it unlawful to drive or operate a vehicle at a rate of speed that is not proper giving due regard for the weather and other highway conditions; expanding the conditions under which slower drivers are required to take certain actions to ensure the forward movement of traffic; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 483.473 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      483.473  1.  As used in this section, “traffic violation” means conviction of a moving traffic violation in any municipal court, justice’s court or district court in this state. The term includes a finding by a juvenile court that a child has violated a traffic law or ordinance other than one governing standing or parking.

      2.  The department shall establish a uniform system of demerit points for various traffic violations occurring within this state affecting any holder of a driver’s license issued by the department. The system must be based on the accumulation of demerits during a period of 12 months.

      3.  The system must be uniform in its operation and the department shall set up a schedule of demerits for each traffic violation, except as provided in subsection 4, depending upon the gravity of the violation, on a scale of one demerit point for a minor violation of any traffic law to eight demerit points for an extremely serious violation of the law governing traffic violations. If a conviction of two or more traffic violations committed on a single occasion is obtained, points must be assessed for one offense, and if the point values differ, points must be assessed for the offense having the greater point value. Details of the violation must be submitted to the department by the court where the conviction is obtained. The department may provide for a graduated system of demerits within each category of violations according to the extent to which the traffic law was violated.

      4.  A violation of the national maximum speed limit specified in 23 U.S.C. § 154 but not exceeding [70] 75 miles per hour must not be charged against a driver in the system of demerits established under this section if the violation does not violate any other speed limit imposed by or pursuant to chapter 484 of NRS.

      Sec. 2.  Chapter 484 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  The department of transportation may establish the speed limits for motor vehicles on highways which are constructed and maintained by the department under the authority granted to it by chapter 408 of NRS.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided by federal law, the department may establish a speed limit on such highways not to exceed 75 miles per hour and may establish a lower speed limit:


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      (a) Where necessary to protect public health and safety.

      (b) For trucks, overweight and oversized vehicles, trailers drawn by motor vehicles and buses.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 484.361 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.361  It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle of any kind or character at:

      1.  A rate of speed greater than is reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface and width of the highway [.] , the weather and other highway conditions.

      2.  Such a rate of speed as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person.

      3.  A rate of speed greater than that posted by a public authority for the particular portion of highway being traversed.

      4.  A rate of speed greater than the national maximum speed limit specified in section 114 of P.L. 93-643 (23 U.S.C. § 154).

      Sec. 4.  NRS 484.362 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.362  1.  A person violating the speed limit imposed pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 484.361 but not exceeding a speed of [70] 75 miles per hour is guilty of unnecessary waste of a resource currently in short supply.

      2.  Every person convicted of unnecessary waste of a resource currently in short supply shall be fined $5.

      3.  Such a violation shall not be deemed a moving traffic violation.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 484.373 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.373  1.  If any driver drives a motor vehicle at a speed so slow as to impede the forward movement of traffic proceeding immediately behind him, [on any highway whereon a higher speed is lawful, unless reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law,] the driver shall:

      (a) If the highway has one lane for traveling in each direction and the width of the paved portion permits, drive to the extreme right side of the highway;

      (b) If the highway has two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic traveling in his direction, drive in the extreme right-hand lane except when necessary to pass other slowly moving vehicles; or

      (c) If the highway is a controlled-access highway, use alternate routes whenever possible.

      2.  A person shall not bring a vehicle to a complete stop upon a roadway so as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the stop is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.

      Sec. 6.  Section 1 of chapter 306, Statutes of Nevada 1987, at page 656, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  NRS 483.473 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       483.473  1.  As used in this section, “traffic violation” means conviction of a moving traffic violation in any municipal court, justice’s court or district court in this state. The term includes a finding by a juvenile court that a child has violated a traffic law or ordinance other than one governing standing or parking.

       2.  The department shall establish a uniform system of demerit points for various traffic violations occurring within this state affecting any holder of a driver’s license issued by the department. The system must be based on the accumulation of demerits during a period of 12 months.


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       3.  The system must be uniform in its operation and the department shall set up a schedule of demerits for each traffic violation [, except as provided in subsection 4,] depending upon the gravity of the violation, on a scale of one demerit point for a minor violation of any traffic law to eight demerit points for an extremely serious violation of the law governing traffic violations. If a conviction of two or more traffic violations committed on a single occasion is obtained, points must be assessed for one offense, and if the point values differ, points must be assessed for the offense having the greater point value. Details of the violation must be submitted to the department by the court where the conviction is obtained. The department may provide for a graduated system of demerits within each category of violations according to the extent to which the traffic law was violated.

       [4.  A violation of the national maximum speed limit specified in 23 U.S.C. § 154 but not exceeding 75 miles per hour must not be charged against a driver in the system of demerits established under this section if the violation does not violate any other speed limit imposed by or pursuant to chapter 484 of NRS.]

      Sec. 7.  Section 2 of chapter 306, Statutes of Nevada 1987, at page 656, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 2.  NRS 484.361 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       484.361  It is unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle of any kind or character at:

       1.  A rate of speed greater than is reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface and width of the highway, the weather and other highway conditions.

       2.  Such a rate of speed as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person.

       3.  A rate of speed greater than that posted by a public authority for the particular portion of highway being traversed.

       4.  [A rate of speed greater than the national maximum speed limit specified in section 114 of P.L. 93-643 (23 U.S.C. § 154).] In any event, a rate of speed greater than 75 miles per hour.

      Sec. 8.  Section 4 of chapter 306, Statutes of Nevada 1987, at page 657, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 4.  This act becomes effective on the date:

       1.  The provisions of 23 U.S.C. § 154 setting a national maximum speed limit are repealed by the Congress of the United States;

       2.  Those provisions are invalidated by the Supreme Court of the United States;

       [2.] 3.  The Supreme Court of the United States affirms the invalidation of those provisions by a lower court; or

       [3.] 4.  The time for appealing a decision of a lower court invalidating those provisions expires without an appeal being taken.

 

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CHAPTER 635, AB 526

Assembly Bill No. 526–Committee on Elections and Procedures

CHAPTER 635

AN ACT relating to ethics in government; revising the jurisdiction of the commission on ethics; making various changes relating to the confidentiality of the proceedings of the commission and local ethics committees; authorizing the commission to impose a civil penalty for a violation of confidentiality; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 281 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  The commission has jurisdiction for the purposes of investigating and taking appropriate action regarding an alleged violation of this chapter by a public officer or employee or former public officer or employee in any proceeding commenced by:

      (a) The filing of a request for an opinion with the commission; or

      (b) A determination of the commission on its own motion that there is just and sufficient cause to render an opinion concerning the conduct of that public officer or employee or former public officer or employee.

      2.  The provisions of this section apply to a public officer or employee who:

      (a) Currently holds public office or is publicly employed at the commencement of proceedings against him.

      (b) Resigns or otherwise leaves his public office or employment:

             (1) After the commencement of proceedings against him; or

             (2) Within 1 year after the alleged violation or reasonable discovery of the alleged violation.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 281.411 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.411  NRS 281.411 to 281.581, inclusive, and section 1 of this act may be cited as the Nevada Ethics in Government Law.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 281.511 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.511  1.  The commission shall render an opinion interpreting the statutory ethical standards and apply the standards to a given set of facts and circumstances, upon request, from a public officer or employee who is seeking guidance on questions which directly relate to the propriety of his own past, present or future conduct as an officer or employee. He may also request the commission to hold a public hearing regarding the requested opinion. If a requested opinion relates to the propriety of his own present or future conduct, the opinion of the commission is:

      (a) Binding upon the requester as to his future conduct; and

      (b) Final and subject to judicial review pursuant to NRS 233B.130, except that any proceeding regarding this review must be held in closed court without admittance of any person other than those necessary to the proceeding, unless this right to confidential proceedings is waived by the requester.

      2.  The commission may render an opinion interpreting the statutory ethical standards and apply the standards to a given set of facts and circumstances:


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      (a) Upon request from a specialized or local ethics committee;

      (b) Upon request from any person, if the requester submits all related evidence deemed necessary by the commission for it to make a preliminary determination of whether it desires to take jurisdiction over the matter; or

      (c) Upon the commission’s own motion regarding the propriety of conduct by a public officer or employee, if the commission first determines in an adopted motion that there is just and sufficient cause to render an opinion concerning the conduct of that public officer or employee,

on the condition that any public officer or employee about whom an opinion is requested or authorized must be notified immediately by certified mail that an opinion has been requested or authorized and that he has a right to appear before the commission and present evidence and argument. The commission shall not issue an opinion nor determine that just and sufficient cause exists to render an opinion without extending [him] the public officer or employee an opportunity to appear before the commission and present evidence and argument.

      3.  The commission shall render the opinion requested pursuant to this section as expeditiously as possible in light of the circumstances of the public officer or employee about whom the opinion is requested, so as to minimize any adverse consequences to him that may result from any delay in issuing the opinion.

      4.  Each request for an opinion submitted pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, each such opinion rendered by the commission and any motion , preliminary determination, evidence or record of a hearing relating to [the opinion is] such a request are confidential unless:

      (a) [The] It is an opinion requested pursuant to subsection 1 and the public officer or employee [acts] who requested the opinion:

             (1) Acts in contravention of the opinion, in which case the commission may disclose the request for the opinion, the contents of the opinion and any motion , evidence or record of a hearing related thereto;

      [(b) It is an opinion requested pursuant to subsection 1 and the requester discloses the content of the opinion;

      (c) It is an opinion requested or issued pursuant to paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection 2 and the person about whom the opinion was requested discloses the content]

             (2) Discloses the request for the opinion, the contents of the opinion [, the request] or any motion [or action] , evidence or record of a hearing related thereto;

      [(d)] or

             (3) Requests the commission to disclose the request for the opinion, the contents of the opinion or any motion, evidence or record of a hearing related thereto; or

      (b) It is an opinion requested pursuant to subsection 2 [, the] regarding the past conduct of a public officer or employee and:

             (1) The commission determines pursuant to subsection 2 that there is just and sufficient cause to render an opinion, in which case the commission may open the proceedings to the public and disclose the request for the opinion, the contents of the opinion and any motion, preliminary determination, evidence or record of a hearing related thereto;


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            (2) The commission determines that there is insufficient basis to render an opinion and the person about whom the opinion was requested has asked the commission to make public the reasons for not rendering the opinion;

      [(e) It is a motion or preliminary determination relating to an opinion requested pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 that the commission determines should be made public; or

      (f) It is an opinion relating to the propriety of past conduct that the commission determines should be made public.] ; or

             (3) The person about whom the opinion was requested discloses the request for the opinion, the contents of the opinion, or any motion, preliminary determination, evidence or record of a hearing related thereto.

      5.  If an opinion is requested and a motion that there is just and sufficient cause to render an opinion has been adopted by the commission, the commission shall:

      (a) Notify the person about whom the opinion was requested of the place and time of the commission’s hearing on the matter;

      (b) Allow him to be represented by counsel; and

      (c) Allow him to hear the evidence presented to the commission and to respond and present evidence on his own behalf.

The commission’s hearing may be held no sooner than 2 weeks after the notice is given.

      6.  If any person requesting an opinion pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 does not:

      (a) Submit all necessary information to the commission; and

      (b) Declare by oath or affirmation that he will testify truthfully,

the commission may decline to render an opinion.

      7.  For the purposes of NRS 41.032, the members of the commission and its employees shall be deemed to be exercising or performing a discretionary function or duty when taking any action related to the rendering of an opinion pursuant to this section.

      8.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the commission shall publish hypothetical opinions which are abstracted from the opinions rendered [under] pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, for the future guidance of all persons concerned with ethical standards in government. The commission need not publish a hypothetical opinion regarding issues covered by an opinion which was made public in accordance with subsection 4.

      9.  A meeting or hearing held by the commission to receive information or evidence concerning the propriety of the conduct of any public officer or employee [is] pursuant to this section and the commission’s deliberations on the information or evidence are not subject to any provision of chapter 241 of NRS.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 281.541 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.541  1.  Any department, board, commission or other agency of the state or the governing body of a county or an incorporated city may establish a specialized or local ethics committee to complement the functions of the commission. [Such a] A specialized or local ethics committee may:

      (a) Establish a code of ethical standards suitable for the particular ethical problems encountered in its sphere of activity. The standards may not be less restrictive than the statutory ethical standards.


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      (b) Render an opinion upon the request of any public officer or employee of its own organization or level seeking an interpretation of its ethical standards on questions directly related to the propriety of his own future official conduct or refer the request to the commission. Any public officer or employee [under such a] subject to the jurisdiction of the committee shall direct his inquiry to that committee instead of the commission.

      2.  [Such a] A specialized or local ethics committee shall not attempt to interpret or render an opinion regarding the statutory ethical standards.

      3.  Each request for an opinion submitted to a specialized or local ethics committee, each hearing held to obtain information on which to base an opinion, all deliberations relating to an opinion, each opinion rendered by a committee and any motion relating to the opinion [is] are confidential unless:

      (a) The public officer or employee acts in contravention of the opinion; or

      (b) The requester discloses the content of the opinion.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 281.551 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.551  1.  In addition to any other penalty provided by law, the commission may impose on a public officer or employee or former public officer or employee civil penalties not to exceed $5,000 for a willful violation of this chapter.

      2.  In addition to any other penalty provided by law, the commission may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 on any person who knowingly or maliciously submits to the commission any false accusation or false information, or submits to the commission any false accusation or false information in bad faith [.] or who, by fraud or artifice, prevents the discovery of a violation of this chapter.

      3.  In addition to any other penalty provided by law, the commission may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 on a person, other than the person about whom an opinion is requested, who:

      (a) Participates in any activity relating to the request for the opinion;

      (b) Is directed by the commission to comply with the requirements relating to confidentiality set forth in subsection 4 of NRS 281.511; and

      (c) Subsequently violates those requirements.

      4.  If the commission finds that a violation of a provision of this chapter by a public officer or employee or former public officer or employee has resulted in the realization by another person of a financial benefit, the commission may, in addition to any other penalty, require the current or former public officer or employee to pay a civil penalty of not more than twice the amount so realized.

      [4.] 5.  If the commission finds that a violation of this chapter has been committed by a public officer removable from office by impeachment only, it shall file a report with the appropriate person responsible for commencing impeachment proceedings as to its finding. The report must contain a statement of the facts alleged to constitute the violation.

      [5.] 6.  Any action taken by a public officer or employee or former public officer or employee relating to NRS 281.481, 281.491, 281.501 or 281.505 shall be deemed not to be a willful violation of any provision of those sections if the public officer [:] or employee:


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      (a) Relied in good faith upon the advice of the legal counsel retained by the public body which the public officer represents [;] or by the employer of the public employee;

      (b) Was unable, through no fault of his own, to obtain an opinion from the commission before the action was taken; and

      (c) The action taken was not contrary to any prior opinion issued by the commission to the public officer [.

      6.  A] or employee.

      7.  In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a public employee who willfully violates any provision of NRS 281.481, 281.491, 281.501 or 281.505 is subject to disciplinary proceedings by his employer and must be referred for [such] action in accordance to the applicable provisions governing his employment.

      [7.] 8.  NRS 281.481 to 281.541, inclusive, do not abrogate or decrease the effect of any of the provisions of the Nevada Revised Statutes which define crimes or prescribe punishments with respect to the conduct of public officers or employees.

      [8.] 9.  The imposition of a civil penalty pursuant to [subsection 1, 2 or 3] subsections 1 to 4, inclusive, is a final decision for the purposes of judicial review.

      Sec. 6.  The amendatory provisions of section 3 of this act, which address the confidentiality of requests for opinions, opinions rendered and related proceedings involving the past, present or future conduct of a public officer or employee, do not apply to any matter that:

      1.  Has not been disclosed; and

      2.  Has been closed by or is pending before the commission on October 1, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 636, SB 218

Senate Bill No. 218–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 636

AN ACT making appropriations from the state highway fund for use by the department of motor vehicles and public safety for a business process re-engineering study and revision of existing motor vehicle operating applications; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the sum of $595,000 for a business process re-engineering study.

      Sec. 2.  Any remaining balance of the appropriation made by section 1 of this act must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the state highway fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.


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      Sec. 3.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state highway fund to the interim finance committee for allocation to the department of motor vehicles and public safety the sum of $340,388 for costs for computer programming related to the revision of existing motor vehicle operating applications.

      2.  The appropriation made by subsection 1 must be allocated by the interim finance committee to the department of motor vehicles and public safety upon:

      (a) Completion of the business process re-engineering study specified in section 1 of this act; and

      (b) Approval by the interim finance committee of the department’s plan to implement the recommendations of the study.

      3.  Any remaining balance of the appropriation made by subsection 1 must not be committed for expenditure after June 30, 1997, and reverts to the state highway fund as soon as all payments of money committed have been made.

      Sec. 4.  This act becomes effective on June 30, 1995.

 

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CHAPTER 637, SB 314

Senate Bill No. 314–Senators James, Washington and Townsend

CHAPTER 637

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; abolishing exculpation by reason of insanity; authorizing a plea of guilty but mentally ill in a criminal proceeding; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved July 5, 1995]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 169.195 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      169.195  1.  “Trial” means that portion of a criminal action which:

      (a) If a jury is used, begins with the impaneling of the jury and ends with the return of the verdict, both inclusive.

      (b) If no jury is used, begins with the opening statement, or if there is no opening statement, when the first witness is sworn, and ends with the closing argument or upon submission of the cause to the court without argument, both inclusive.

      2.  “Trial” does not include any proceeding had upon a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill to determine the degree of guilt or to fix the punishment.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 173.035 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      173.035  1.  An information may be filed against any person for any offense when the person:

      (a) Has had a preliminary examination as provided by law before a justice of the peace, or other examining officer or magistrate, and has been bound over to appear at the court having jurisdiction; or

      (b) Has waived his right to a preliminary examination.


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      2.  If, however, upon the preliminary examination the accused has been discharged, or the affidavit or complaint upon which the examination has been held has not been delivered to the clerk of the proper court, the attorney general when acting pursuant to a specific statute or the district attorney may, upon affidavit of any person who has knowledge of the commission of an offense, and who is a competent witness to testify in the case, setting forth the offense and the name of the person or persons charged with the commission thereof, upon being furnished with the names of the witnesses for the prosecution, by leave of the court first had, file an information, and process must forthwith be issued thereon. The affidavit need not be filed in cases where the defendant has waived a preliminary examination, or upon [such] a preliminary examination has been bound over to appear at the court having jurisdiction.

      3.  The information must be filed within 15 days after the holding or waiver of the preliminary examination. Each [such] information must set forth the crime committed according to the facts.

      4.  If, with the consent of the prosecuting attorney, a defendant waives his right to a preliminary examination in accordance with an agreement by the defendant to plead guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or at least one but not all, of the initial charges, the information filed against the defendant pursuant to this section may contain only the offense or offenses to which the defendant has agreed to enter a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere. If, for any reason, the agreement is rejected by the district court or withdrawn by the defendant, the prosecuting attorney may file an amended information charging all of the offenses which were in the criminal complaint upon which the preliminary examination was waived. The defendant must then be arraigned in accordance with the amended information.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 173.125 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      173.125  The prosecution is not required to elect between the different offenses or counts set forth in the indictment or information and a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill to one or more offenses charged in the indictment or information does not preclude prosecution for the other offenses.

      Sec. 4.  Chapter 174 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  If a plea of guilty but mentally ill is entered by a defendant, the court shall hold a hearing within a reasonable time to determine whether the defendant was mentally ill at the time of the commission of the alleged offense to which the plea is entered.

      2.  The court may order the examination of the defendant or receive the testimony of any expert witness offered by the defendant or the prosecuting attorney, or both.

      3.  At the hearing, the court shall advise the defendant that a plea of guilty but mentally ill is a plea of guilty and not a defense to the alleged offense.

      4.  The court shall accept the plea of guilty but mentally ill only if it determines that the defendant was mentally ill at the time of the alleged offense to which the plea is entered.


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      Sec. 5.  NRS 174.035 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      174.035  1.  A defendant may plead not guilty, guilty , guilty but mentally ill or, with the consent of the court, nolo contendere. The court may refuse to accept a plea of guilty [,] or guilty but mentally ill, and shall not accept such a plea or a plea of nolo contendere without first addressing the defendant personally and determining that the plea is made voluntarily with understanding of the nature of the charge and consequences of the plea. In addition, the court shall not accept a plea of guilty but mentally ill without complying with the provisions of section 4 of this act.

      2.  With the consent of the court and the district attorney, a defendant may enter a conditional plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere, reserving in writing the right, on appeal from the judgment, to a review of the adverse determination of any specified pretrial motion. A defendant who prevails on appeal must be allowed to withdraw the plea.

      3.  [The defendant may, in the alternative or in addition to any one of the pleas permitted by subsection 1, plead not guilty by reason of insanity. A defendant who has not so pleaded may offer the defense of insanity during trial upon good cause shown. Under such plea or defense, the burden of proof is upon the defendant to establish his insanity by a preponderance of the evidence.] A plea of guilty but mentally ill is not a defense to the alleged offense. A defendant who enters such a plea is subject to the same penalties as a defendant who pleads guilty.

      4.  If a defendant refuses to plead , [or] if the court refuses to accept a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill or if a defendant corporation fails to appear, the court shall enter a plea of not guilty.

      5.  A defendant may not enter a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill pursuant to a plea bargain for an offense punishable as a felony for which:

      (a) Probation is not allowed; or

      (b) The maximum prison sentence is more than 10 years,

unless the plea bargain is set forth in writing and signed by the defendant, the defendant’s attorney, if he is represented by counsel, and the prosecuting attorney.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 174.055 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      174.055  In the justice’s court, if the defendant pleads guilty [,] or guilty but mentally ill, the court may, before entering such a plea or pronouncing judgment, examine witnesses to ascertain the gravity of the offense committed . [; and if] If it appears to the court that a higher offense has been committed than the offense charged in the complaint, the court may order the defendant to be committed or admitted to bail, to answer any indictment that may be found against him or any information which may be filed by the district attorney.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 174.061 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      174.061  1.  If a prosecuting attorney enters into an agreement with a defendant in which the defendant agrees to testify against another defendant in exchange for a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for a recommendation of a reduced sentence, the agreement:

      (a) Is void if the defendant’s testimony is false.

      (b) Must be in writing and include a statement that the agreement is void if the defendant’s testimony is false.


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      2.  A prosecuting attorney shall not enter into an agreement with a defendant which:

      (a) Limits the testimony of the defendant to a predetermined formula.

      (b) Is contingent on the testimony of the defendant contributing to a specified conclusion.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 174.065 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      174.065  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 174.061:

      1.  On a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill to an information or indictment accusing a defendant of a crime divided into degrees, when consented to by the prosecuting attorney in open court and approved by the court, the plea may specify the degree, and in such event the defendant shall not be punished for a higher degree than that specified in the plea.

      2.  On a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill to an indictment or information for murder of the first degree, when consented to by the prosecuting attorney in open court and approved by the court, the plea may specify a punishment less than death. The specified punishment, or any lesser punishment, may be imposed by a single judge.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 174.075 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      174.075  1.  Pleadings in criminal proceedings [shall be] are the indictment, the information and, in justice’s court, the complaint, and the pleas of guilty, guilty but mentally ill, not guilty [, not guilty by reason of insanity,] and nolo contendere.

      2.  All other pleas, and demurrers and motions to quash are abolished, and defenses and objections raised before trial which [heretofore] could have been raised by one or more of them [shall] may be raised only by motion to dismiss or to grant appropriate relief, as provided in this Title.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 175.282 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      175.282  If a prosecuting attorney enters into an agreement with a defendant in which the defendant agrees to testify against another defendant in exchange for a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for a recommendation of a reduced sentence the court shall:

      1.  After excising any portion it deems irrelevant or prejudicial, permit the jury to inspect the agreement;

      2.  If the defendant who is testifying has not entered his plea or been sentenced pursuant to the agreement, instruct the jury regarding the possible related pressures on the defendant by providing the jury with an appropriate cautionary instruction; and

      3.  Allow the defense counsel to cross-examine fully the defendant who is testifying concerning the agreement.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 175.552 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      175.552  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, in every case in which there is a finding that a defendant is guilty of murder of the first degree, whether or not the death penalty is sought, the court shall conduct a separate penalty hearing. The separate penalty hearing must be conducted as follows:

      (a) If the finding is made by a jury, the separate penalty hearing must be conducted in the trial court before the trial jury, as soon as practicable.

      (b) If the finding is made upon a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill or a trial without a jury and the death penalty is sought, the separate penalty hearing must be conducted before a panel of three district judges, as soon as practicable.


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hearing must be conducted before a panel of three district judges, as soon as practicable.

      (c) If the finding is made upon a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill or a trial without a jury and the death penalty is not sought, the separate penalty hearing must be conducted before the judge who conducted the trial or who accepted the plea , [of guilty,] as soon as practicable.

      2.  In a case in which the death penalty is not sought, the parties may by stipulation waive the separate penalty hearing required in subsection 1. When stipulating to such a waiver, the parties may also include an agreement to have the sentence, if any, imposed by the trial judge. Any stipulation pursuant to this subsection must be in writing and signed by the defendant, his attorney, if any, and the prosecuting attorney.

      3.  In the hearing, evidence may be presented concerning aggravating and mitigating circumstances relative to the offense, defendant or victim and on any other matter which the court deems relevant to sentence, whether or not the evidence is ordinarily admissible. Evidence may be offered to refute hearsay matters. No evidence which was secured in violation of the Constitution of the United States or the constitution of the State of Nevada may be introduced. The state may introduce evidence of additional aggravating circumstances as set forth in NRS 200.033, other than the aggravated nature of the offense itself, only if it has been disclosed to the defendant before the commencement of the penalty hearing.

      4.  In a case in which the death penalty is not sought, the jury or the trial judge shall determine whether the defendant should be sentenced to life with the possibility of parole or life without the possibility of parole.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 175.558 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      175.558  When any person is convicted of murder of the first degree upon a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill, or a trial without a jury , and the death penalty is sought, the supreme court shall appoint two district judges from judicial districts other than the district in which the plea is made, who shall with the district judge before whom the plea is made, or his successor in office, conduct the required penalty hearing to determine the presence of aggravating and mitigating circumstances, and give sentence accordingly. A sentence of death may be given only by unanimous vote of the three judges, but any other sentence may be given by the vote of a majority.

      Sec. 13.  Chapter 176 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 14 and 15 of this act.

      Sec. 14.  1.  If a court accepts a plea of guilty but mentally ill pursuant to section 4 of this act, the court shall, before imposing sentence, afford the defendant an opportunity to present evidence of his present mental condition. If the defendant claims that he is mentally ill at the time of sentencing, the burden of proof is upon the defendant to establish that fact by a preponderance of the evidence.

      2.  If the defendant has been ordered to the custody of the department of prisons, the court may order the department to cause an examination of the defendant to be conducted to determine his mental condition, and may receive the evidence of any expert witness offered by the defendant or the prosecuting attorney.

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      (a) That the defendant is not mentally ill at the time of sentencing, it shall impose any sentence that it is authorized to impose upon a defendant who pleads or is found guilty of the same offense.

      (b) By a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant is mentally ill at the time of sentencing, it shall impose any sentence that it is authorized to impose upon a defendant who pleads or is found guilty of the same offense and include in that sentence an order that the defendant, during the period of his confinement or probation, be given such treatment as is available for his mental illness if it determines that the relative risks and benefits of the available treatment are such that a reasonable man would consent to such treatment. The treatment must be provided by the department of prisons.

      Sec. 15.  Except for the purposes of section 14 of this act, a final judgment of guilty but mentally ill shall be deemed to be a final judgment of guilty.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 176.059 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.059  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, when a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty of a misdemeanor, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum prescribed by the following schedule as an administrative assessment and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment:

 

                   Fine                                                                                         Assessment

 $5 to $49..........................................................................................       $10

 50 to 59............................................................................................         25

 60 to 69............................................................................................         30

 70 to 79............................................................................................         35

 80 to 89............................................................................................         40

 90 to 99............................................................................................         45

100 to 199.........................................................................................         55

200 to 299.........................................................................................         65

300 to 399.........................................................................................         75

400 to 499.........................................................................................         85

500 to 1,000......................................................................................       100

 

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to:

      (a) An ordinance regulating metered parking; or

      (b) An ordinance which is specifically designated as imposing a civil penalty or liability pursuant to NRS 244.3575 or 268.019.

      3.  The money collected for an administrative assessment must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment he has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.


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uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment he has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      4.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment to be paid in installments, the payments must be first applied to the unpaid balance of the administrative assessment. The city treasurer shall distribute partially collected administrative assessments in accordance with the requirements of subsection 5. The county treasurer shall distribute partially collected administrative assessments in accordance with the requirements of subsection 6.

      5.  The money collected for administrative assessments in municipal court must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The city treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:

      (a) One dollar and fifty cents to the county treasurer for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the county’s juvenile court or for services to juvenile offenders.

      (b) Two dollars and fifty cents for credit to a special revenue fund for the use of the municipal courts. Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the municipal general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure in accordance with a plan for the acquisition of capital goods. The city treasurer shall provide, upon request by a municipal court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      (c) The remainder of each assessment to the state treasurer for credit to a special account in the state general fund.

      6.  The money collected for administrative assessments in justices’ courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The county treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:

      (a) One dollar and fifty cents for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the county’s juvenile court or for services to juvenile offenders.

      (b) Two dollars and fifty cents for credit to a special revenue fund for the use of the justices’ courts. Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure in accordance with a plan for the acquisition of capital goods. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a justice’s court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      (c) The remainder of each assessment to the state treasurer for credit to a special account in the state general fund.

      7.  The money apportioned to a juvenile court, a justice’s court or a municipal court pursuant to this section must be used, in addition to providing services to juvenile offenders in the juvenile court, to improve the operation of the court, or to acquire a computer or the use of one, or both. Money used to improve the operation of the court may include expenditures for:


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      (a) Training and education of personnel;

      (b) Acquisition of capital goods;

      (c) Management and operational studies; or

      (d) Audits.

      8.  Of the total amount deposited in the state general fund pursuant to subsections 5 and 6, the state controller shall distribute the money received, to the extent of legislative authorization, to the following public agencies in the following manner:

      (a) Not less than 51 percent must be distributed to the office of the court administrator for allocation as follows:

             (1) Eighteen and one-half percent of the amount distributed to the office of the court administrator for the administration of the courts.

             (2) Nine percent of the amount distributed to the office of the court administrator for the development of a uniform system for judicial records.

             (3) Nine percent of the amount distributed to the office of the court administrator for continuing judicial education.

             (4) Sixty percent of the amount distributed to the office of the court administrator for the supreme court.

             (5) Three and one-half percent of the amount distributed to the office of the court administrator for the payment for the services of retired justices and retired district judges.

      (b) Not more than 49 percent must be used to the extent of legislative authorization for the support of:

             (1) The central repository for Nevada records of criminal history;

             (2) The peace officers’ standards and training committee of the department of motor vehicles and public safety for the continuing education of persons whose primary duties are law enforcement;

             (3) The operation by the Nevada highway patrol of a computerized switching system for information related to law enforcement; and

             (4) The fund for the compensation of victims of crime.

      9.  As used in this section, “juvenile court” means:

      (a) In any judicial district that includes a county whose population is 100,000 or more, the family division of the district court; or

      (b) In any other judicial district, the juvenile division of the district court.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 176.062 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.062  1.  When a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty of a felony or gross misdemeanor, the judge shall include in the sentence the sum of $25 as an administrative assessment and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment.

      2.  The money collected for an administrative assessment:

      (a) Must not be deducted from any fine imposed by the judge;

      (b) Must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine; and

      (c) Must be stated separately on the court’s docket.

      3.  The money collected for administrative assessments in district courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the [5th] fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The county treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:


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      (a) Five dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the district court.

      (b) The remainder of each assessment to the state treasurer.

      4.  The state treasurer shall credit the money received pursuant to subsection 3 to a special account for the assistance of criminal justice in the state general fund, and distribute the money from the account to the attorney general as authorized by the legislature. Any amount received in excess of the amount authorized by the legislature for distribution must remain in the account.

      Sec. 18.  NRS 176.135 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.135  1.  The division shall make a presentence investigation and report to the court on each defendant who pleads guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a felony. The report must be made before the imposition of sentence or the granting of probation except when:

      (a) A sentence is fixed by a jury; or

      (b) Such an investigation and report on the defendant has been made by the division within the 5 years immediately preceding the date initially set for sentencing on the most recent offense.

      2.  Upon request of the court, the division shall make presentence investigations and reports on defendants who plead guilty or nolo contendere to or are found guilty of gross misdemeanors.

      Sec. 19.  NRS 176.165 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.165  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a motion to withdraw a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or [of] nolo contendere may be made only before sentence is imposed or imposition of sentence is suspended. To correct manifest injustice, the court after sentence may set aside the judgment of conviction and permit the defendant to withdraw his plea.

      Sec. 20.  NRS 177.055 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      177.055  1.  When upon a plea of not guilty [or not guilty by reason of insanity] a judgment of death is entered, an appeal is deemed automatically taken by the defendant without any action by him or his counsel, unless the defendant or his counsel affirmatively waives the appeal within 30 days after the rendition of the judgment.

      2.  Whether or not the defendant or his counsel affirmatively waives the appeal, the sentence must be reviewed on the record by the supreme court, which shall consider, in a single proceeding if an appeal is taken:

      (a) Any errors enumerated by way of appeal;

      (b) Whether the evidence supports the finding of an aggravating circumstance or circumstances;

      (c) Whether the sentence of death was imposed under the influence of passion, prejudice or any arbitrary factor; and

      (d) Whether the sentence of death is excessive, considering both the crime and the defendant.

      3.  The supreme court, when reviewing a death sentence, may:

      (a) Affirm the sentence of death;

      (b) Set the sentence aside and remand the case for a new penalty hearing:

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             (2) If the original penalty hearing was before a panel of judges, before a panel of three district judges which must consist, insofar as possible, of the members of the original panel; or

      (c) Set aside the sentence of death and impose the sentence of imprisonment for life without possibility of parole.

      Sec. 21.  NRS 177.075 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      177.075  1.  Except where appeal is automatic, an appeal from a district court to the supreme court is taken by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the district court. Bills of exception and assignments of error in cases governed by this chapter are abolished.

      2.  When a court imposes sentence upon a defendant who has not pleaded guilty or guilty but mentally ill and who is without counsel, the court shall advise the defendant of his right to appeal, and if he so requests, the clerk shall prepare and file forthwith a notice of appeal on his behalf.

      3.  A notice of appeal must be signed:

      (a) By the appellant or appellant’s attorney; or

      (b) By the clerk if prepared by him.

      Sec. 22.  NRS 178.388 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      178.388  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this Title, the defendant must be present at the arraignment, at every stage of the trial including the impaneling of the jury and the return of the verdict, and at the imposition of sentence. A corporation may appear by counsel for all purposes.

      2.  In prosecutions for offenses not punishable by death:

      (a) The defendant’s voluntary absence after the trial has been commenced in his presence must not prevent continuing the trial to and including the return of the verdict.

      (b) If the defendant was present at the trial through the time he pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty but at the time of his sentencing is incarcerated in another jurisdiction, he may waive his right to be present at the sentencing proceedings and agree to be sentenced in this state in his absence. The defendant’s waiver is valid only if it is:

             (1) Made knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily after consulting with an attorney licensed to practice in this state;

             (2) Signed and dated by the defendant and notarized by a notary public or judicial officer; and

             (3) Signed and dated by his attorney after it has been signed by the defendant and notarized.

      3.  In prosecutions for offenses punishable by fine or by imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both, the court, with the written consent of the defendant, may permit arraignment, plea, trial and imposition of sentence in the defendant’s absence, if the court determines that the defendant was fully aware of his applicable constitutional rights when he gave his consent.

      4.  The presence of the defendant is not required at the arraignment or any preceding stage if the court has provided for the use of a closed-circuit television to facilitate communication between the court and the defendant during the proceeding. If closed-circuit television is provided for, members of the news media may observe and record the proceeding from both locations unless the court specifically provides otherwise.


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      5.  The defendant’s presence is not required at the settling of jury instructions.

      Sec. 23.  NRS 178.400 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      178.400  1.  A person may not be tried [,] or adjudged to punishment [or punished] for a public offense while he is incompetent.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, “incompetent’ means that the person is not of sufficient mentality to be able to understand the nature of the criminal charges against him, and because of that insufficiency, is not able to aid and assist his counsel in the defense interposed upon the trial or against the pronouncement of the judgment thereafter.

      Sec. 24.  NRS 178.460 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      178.460  1.  If requested by the district attorney or counsel for the defendant within 10 days after the reports of the sanity commission are sent to them, the judge shall hold a hearing within 10 days after the request at which the district attorney and the defense counsel may examine the members of the sanity commission on their reports.

      2.  Within 10 days after the hearing or 20 days after the reports are sent, if no hearing is requested, the judge shall make and enter his finding of competence or incompetence, and if he finds the defendant to be incompetent:

      (a) Whether there is substantial probability that the defendant will attain competency to stand trial or receive pronouncement of judgment in the foreseeable future; and

      (b) Whether the defendant is at that time a danger to himself or to society.

      3.  If the judge finds the defendant:

      (a) Competent, he shall within 10 days forward his finding to the prosecuting attorney and counsel for the defendant. Upon receipt thereof, the prosecuting attorney shall notify the sheriff of the county or chief of police of the city that the defendant has been found competent and arrange for the return of the defendant to that county or city for trial upon the offense there charged or the pronouncement of judgment, as the case may be. The defendant must not be returned more than 30 days before the date set for the trial or pronouncement of judgment which must be within 60 days of the receipt of the findings of the sanity commission, or if the case is a misdemeanor, within 60 days after the judge received the notice from the administrator pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 178.455.

      (b) Incompetent, but there is substantial probability that he will attain competency to stand trial or receive pronouncement of judgment in the foreseeable future and finds that he is dangerous to himself or to society, he shall recommit the defendant.

      (c) Incompetent, but there is substantial probability that he will attain competency to stand trial or receive pronouncement of judgment in the foreseeable future and finds that he is not dangerous to himself or to society, he shall order that the defendant remain an outpatient or be transferred to the status of an outpatient under the provisions of NRS 178.425.

      (d) Incompetent, with no substantial probability of attaining competency in the foreseeable future, he shall order the defendant released from custody or if the defendant is an outpatient, released from his obligations as an outpatient if, within 10 days, a petition is not filed to commit the person pursuant to NRS 433A.200. After the initial 10 days, the defendant may remain an outpatient or in custody under the provisions of this chapter only as long as the petition is pending unless the defendant is involuntarily committed pursuant to chapter 433A of NRS.


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outpatient or in custody under the provisions of this chapter only as long as the petition is pending unless the defendant is involuntarily committed pursuant to chapter 433A of NRS.

      4.  No person who is committed under the provisions of this chapter may be held in the custody of the administrator of the mental hygiene and mental retardation division longer than the longest period of incarceration provided for the crime or crimes with which he is charged . [or 10 years, whichever period is shorter.] Upon expiration of the [applicable] period, the defendant must be returned to the committing court for a determination as to whether or not involuntary commitment pursuant to chapter 433A of NRS is required.

      Sec. 25.  NRS 179.225 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      179.225  1.  If the punishment of the crime is the confinement of the criminal in prison, the expenses must be paid from money appropriated to the office of the attorney general for that purpose, upon approval by the state board of examiners. After the appropriation is exhausted the expenses must be paid from the reserve for statutory contingency account upon approval by the state board of examiners. In all other cases they must be paid out of the county treasury in the county wherein the crime is alleged to have been committed. The expenses are:

      (a) If the prisoner is returned to this state from another state, the fees paid to the officers of the state on whose governor the requisition is made; or

      (b) If the prisoner is returned to this state from a foreign country or jurisdiction, the fees paid to the officers and agents of this state or the United States,

and the necessary traveling expenses and subsistence allowances in the amounts authorized by NRS 281.160 incurred in returning the prisoner.

      2.  If a person is returned to this state pursuant to this chapter or chapter 178 of NRS and is convicted of, or pleads guilty , guilty but mentally ill or no contest to the criminal charge for which he was returned or a lesser criminal charge, the court shall conduct an investigation of the financial status of the person to determine his ability to make restitution. In conducting the investigation, the court shall determine if the person is able to pay any existing obligations for:

      (a) Child support;

      (b) Restitution to victims of crimes; and

      (c) Any administrative assessment required to be paid pursuant to NRS 62.223, 176.059 and 176.062.

      3.  If the court determines that the person is financially able to pay the obligations described in subsection 2, it shall, in addition to any other sentence it may impose, order the person to make restitution for the expenses incurred by the attorney general or other governmental entity in returning him to this state. The court shall not order the person to make restitution if payment of restitution will prevent him from paying any existing obligations described in subsection 2. Any amount of restitution remaining unpaid constitutes a civil liability arising upon the date of the completion of his sentence.

      4.  The attorney general may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.


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      Sec. 26.  NRS 34.735 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      34.735  A petition must be in substantially the following form, with appropriate modifications if the petition is filed in the supreme court:

 

Case No.    ...........................................

Dept. No.   ...........................................

 

IN THE .................. JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ................

 

...................................................................

Petitioner,

 

v.                                         PETITION FOR WRIT

                                            OF HABEAS CORPUS

...................................................................         (POST-CONVICTION)

Respondent.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

      (1) This petition must be legibly handwritten or typewritten, signed by the petitioner and verified.

      (2) Additional pages are not permitted except where noted or with respect to the facts which you rely upon to support your grounds for relief. No citation of authorities need be furnished. If briefs or arguments are submitted, they should be submitted in the form of a separate memorandum.

      (3) If you want an attorney appointed, you must complete the Affidavit in Support of Request to Proceed in Forma Pauperis. You must have an authorized officer at the prison complete the certificate as to the amount of money and securities on deposit to your credit in any account in the institution.

      (4) You must name as respondent the person by whom you are confined or restrained. If you are in a specific institution of the department of prisons, name the warden or head of the institution. If you are not in a specific institution of the department but within its custody, name the director of the department of prisons.

      (5) You must include all grounds or claims for relief which you may have regarding your conviction or sentence. Failure to raise all grounds in this petition may preclude you from filing future petitions challenging your conviction and sentence.

      (6) You must allege specific facts supporting the claims in the petition you file seeking relief from any conviction or sentence. Failure to allege specific facts rather than just conclusions may cause your petition to be dismissed. If your petition contains a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, that claim will operate to waive the attorney-client privilege for the proceeding in which you claim your counsel was ineffective.

      (7) When the petition is fully completed, the original and one copy must be filed with the clerk of the state district court for the county in which you were convicted. One copy must be mailed to the respondent, one copy to the attorney general’s office, and one copy to the district attorney of the county in which you were convicted or to the original prosecutor if you are challenging your original conviction or sentence.


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your original conviction or sentence. Copies must conform in all particulars to the original submitted for filing.

 

PETITION

 

      1.  Name of institution and county in which you are presently imprisoned or where and how you are presently restrained of your liberty:

.........................................................................................................................................

      2.  Name and location of court which entered the judgment of conviction under attack:     

.........................................................................................................................................

      3.  Date of judgment of conviction:...................................................................

      4.  Case number:...................................................................................................

      5.  (a) Length of sentence:.................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      (b) If sentence is death, state any date upon which execution is scheduled:

      6.  Are you presently serving a sentence for a conviction other than the conviction under attack in this motion?  Yes ........ No ........

If “yes,” list crime, case number and sentence being served at this time:...........

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      7.  Nature of offense involved in conviction being challenged:...................

.........................................................................................................................................

      8.  What was you plea? (check one)

      (a) Not guilty ........

      (b) Guilty ........

      (c) Guilty but mentally ill ........

      (d) Nolo contendere ........

      9.  If you entered a [guilty] plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill to one count of an indictment or information, and a [not guilty] plea of not guilty to another count of an indictment or information, or if a [guilty] plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill was negotiated, give details:...............................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

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      10.  If you were found guilty after a plea of not guilty, was the finding made by: (check one)

      (a) Jury ........

      (b) Judge without a jury ........

      11.  Did you testify at the trial?  Yes ........ No ........

      12.  Did you appeal from the judgment of conviction:  Yes ........ No ........

      13.  If you did appeal, answer the following:

      (a) Name of court:..................................................................................................

      (b) Case number or citation:.................................................................................

      (c) Result:................................................................................................................

      (d) Date of result:...................................................................................................

      (Attach copy of order or decision, if available.)


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      14.  If you did not appeal, explain briefly why you did not:

.........................................................................................................................................

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      15.  Other than a direct appeal from the judgment of conviction and sentence, have you previously filed any petitions, applications or motions with respect to this judgment in any court, state or federal?  Yes ........ No ........

      16.  If your answer to No. 15 was “yes,” give the following information:

      (a) (1) Name of court:...........................................................................................

             (2) Nature of proceeding:...............................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

             (3) Grounds raised:..........................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

             (4) Did you receive an evidentiary hearing on your petition, application or motion?  Yes ........ No ........

             (5) Result:.........................................................................................................

             (6) Date of result:.............................................................................................

             (7) If known, citations of any written opinion or date of orders entered pursuant to such result:.....................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      (b) As to any second petition, application or motion, give the same information:

             (1) Name of court:............................................................................................

             (2) Nature of proceeding:...............................................................................

             (3) Grounds raised:..........................................................................................

             (4) Did you receive an evidentiary hearing on your petition, application or motion?  Yes ........ No ........

             (5) Result:.........................................................................................................

             (6) Date of result:.............................................................................................

             (7) If known, citations of any written opinion or date of orders entered pursuant to such result:.....................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      (c) As to any third or subsequent additional applications or motions, give the same information as above, list them on a separate sheet and attach.

      (d) Did you appeal to the highest state or federal court having jurisdiction, the result or action taken on any petition, application or motion?

             (1) First petition, application or motion?  Yes ........ No ........

                   Citation or date of decision:.....................................................................

             (2) Second petition, application or motion?  Yes ........ No ........

                   Citation or date of decision:.....................................................................

             (3) Third or subsequent petitions, applications or motions?  Yes ........ No ........

                   Citation or date of decision:.....................................................................

      (e) If you did not appeal from the adverse action on any petition, application or motion, explain briefly why you did not. (You must relate specific facts in response to this question. Your response may be included on paper which is 8 1/2 by 11 inches attached to the petition. Your response may not exceed five handwritten or typewritten pages in length.)  


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      17.  Has any ground being raised in this petition been previously presented to this or any other court by way of petition for habeas corpus, motion, application or any other post-conviction proceeding? If so, identify:

      (a) Which of the grounds is the same:...............................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      (b) The proceedings in which these grounds were raised:.............................

.........................................................................................................................................

      (c) Briefly explain why you are again raising these grounds. (You must relate specific facts in response to this question. Your response may be included on paper which is 8 1/2 by 11 inches attached to the petition. Your response may not exceed five handwritten or typewritten pages in length.)

.........................................................................................................................................

      18.  If any of the grounds listed in Nos. 23(a), (b), (c) and (d), or listed on any additional pages you have attached, were not previously presented in any other court, state or federal, list briefly what grounds were not so presented, and give your reasons for not presenting them. (You must relate specific facts in response to this question. Your response may be included on paper which is 8 1/2 by 11 inches attached to the petition. Your response may not exceed five handwritten or typewritten pages in length.).......................................

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      19.  Are you filing this petition more than 1 year following the filing of the judgment of conviction or the filing of a decision on direct appeal? If so, state briefly the reasons for the delay. (You must relate specific facts in response to this question. Your response may be included on paper which is 8 1/2 by 11 inches attached to the petition. Your response may not exceed five handwritten or typewritten pages in length.).......................................

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      20.  Do you have any petition or appeal now pending in any court, either state or federal, as to the judgment under attack?  Yes ........ No ........

If yes, state what court and the case number:..........................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      21.  Give the name of each attorney who represented you in the proceeding resulting in your conviction and on direct appeal:.......................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      22.  Do you have any future sentences to serve after you complete the sentence imposed by the judgment under attack?  Yes ........ No ........

If yes, specify where and when it is to be served, if you know:............................

.........................................................................................................................................

      23.  State concisely every ground on which you claim that you are being held unlawfully. Summarize briefly the facts supporting each ground. If necessary you may attach pages stating additional grounds and facts supporting same.

      (a) Ground one:......................................................................................................

 Supporting FACTS (Tell your story briefly without citing cases or law.):


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Supporting FACTS (Tell your story briefly without citing cases or law.):..........

.........................................................................................................................................

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      (b) Ground two:......................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

Supporting FACTS (Tell your story briefly without citing cases or law.):..........

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      (c) Ground three:....................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

Supporting FACTS (Tell your story briefly without citing cases or law.):..........

.........................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

      (d) Ground four:.....................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................

Supporting FACTS (Tell your story briefly without citing cases or law.):..........

.........................................................................................................................................

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      WHEREFORE, petitioner prays that the court grant petitioner relief to which he may be entitled in this proceeding.

      EXECUTED at .............................. on the .......... day of ..........................,

19....

 

                                                                            .............................................................

                                                                                        Signature of petitioner

                                                                            .............................................................

                                                                                                    Address

.......................................................................

Signature of attorney (if any)

.......................................................................

Attorney for petitioner

.......................................................................

Address

 

VERIFICATION

 

      Under penalty of perjury, the undersigned declares that he is the petitioner named in the foregoing petition and knows the contents thereof; that the pleading is true of his own knowledge, except as to those matters stated on information and belief, and as to such matters he believes them to be true.

                                                                            .............................................................

                                                                                                Petitioner

                                                                            .............................................................

                                                                                        Attorney for petitioner

 

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE BY MAIL

 

      I, .............................................., hereby certify pursuant to N.R.C.P. 5(b), that on this ................ day of .............................................., 19......, I mailed a true and correct copy of the foregoing PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS addressed to:

 


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true and correct copy of the foregoing PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS addressed to:

 

                          ................................................................................................................

Respondent prison or jail official

                          ................................................................................................................

Address

                          ................................................................................................................

 

Attorney General

Heroes’ Memorial Building

Capitol Complex

Carson City, Nevada 89710

                          ................................................................................................................

District Attorney of County of Conviction

                          ................................................................................................................

Address

                                                                        .................................................................

                                                                                    Signature of Petitioner

      Sec. 27.  NRS 34.810 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      34.810  1.  The court shall dismiss a petition if the court determines that:

      (a) The petitioner’s conviction was upon a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill and the petition is not based upon an allegation that the plea was involuntarily or unknowingly entered or that the plea was entered without effective assistance of counsel.

      (b) The petitioner’s conviction was the result of a trial and the grounds for the petition could have been:

             (1) Presented to the trial court;

             (2) Raised in a direct appeal or a prior petition for a writ of habeas corpus or post-conviction relief; or

             (3) Raised in any other proceeding that the petitioner has taken to secure relief from his conviction and sentence,

unless the court finds both cause for the failure to present the grounds and actual prejudice to the petitioner.

      2.  A second or successive petition must be dismissed if the judge or justice determines that it fails to allege new or different grounds for relief and that the prior determination was on the merits or, if new and different grounds are alleged, the judge or justice finds that the failure of the petitioner to assert those grounds in a prior petition constituted an abuse of the writ.

      3.  Pursuant to subsections 1 and 2, the petitioner has the burden of pleading and proving specific facts that demonstrate:

      (a) Good cause for the petitioner’s failure to present the claim or for presenting the claim again; and

      (b) Actual prejudice to the petitioner.

The petitioner shall include in the petition all prior proceedings in which he challenged the same conviction or sentence.

      4.  The court may dismiss a petition that fails to include any prior proceedings of which the court has knowledge through the record of the court or through the pleadings submitted by the respondent.


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      Sec. 28.  NRS 48.061 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      48.061  Evidence of domestic violence as defined in NRS 33.018 and expert testimony concerning the effect of domestic violence on the beliefs, behavior and perception of the person alleging the domestic violence is admissible in chief and in rebuttal, when determining:

      1.  Whether a person is excepted from criminal liability pursuant to subsection [8] 7 of NRS 194.010, to show the state of mind of the defendant.

      2.  Whether a person in accordance with NRS 200.200 has killed another in self-defense, toward the establishment of the legal defense.

      Sec. 29.  NRS 48.125 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      48.125  1.  Evidence of a plea of guilty [,] or guilty but mentally ill, later withdrawn, or of an offer to plead guilty or guilty but mentally ill to the crime charged or any other crime is not admissible in a criminal proceeding involving the person who made the plea or offer.

      2.  Evidence of a plea of nolo contendere or of an offer to plead nolo contendere to the crime charged or any other crime is not admissible in a civil or criminal proceeding involving the person who made the plea or offer.

      Sec. 30.  NRS 50.068 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      50.068  1.  A defendant is not incompetent to be a witness solely by reason of the fact that he enters into an agreement with the prosecuting attorney in which he agrees to testify against another defendant in exchange for a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for a recommendation of a reduced sentence.

      2.  The testimony of the defendant who is testifying may be admitted whether or not he has entered his plea or been sentenced pursuant to the agreement with the prosecuting attorney.

      Sec. 31.  NRS 51.295 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      51.295  1.  Evidence of a final judgment, entered after trial or upon a plea of guilty [,] or guilty but mentally ill, but not upon a plea of nolo contendere, adjudging a person guilty of a crime punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of 1 year, is not inadmissible under the hearsay rule to prove any fact essential to sustain the judgment.

      2.  This section does not make admissible, when offered by the state in a criminal prosecution for purposes other than impeachment, a judgment against a person other than the accused.

      3.  The pendency of any appeal may be shown but does not affect admissibility.

      Sec. 32.  NRS 193.210 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      193.210  A person [shall be considered] is of sound mind who is [neither] not an idiot [nor lunatic, nor affected with insanity,] and who has arrived at the age of 14 years, or before that age [, if such person] if he knew the distinction between good and evil.

      Sec. 33.  NRS 193.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      193.220  No act committed by a person while in a state of insanity or voluntary intoxication shall be deemed less criminal by reason of his condition, but whenever the actual existence of any particular purpose, motive or intent is a necessary element to constitute a particular species or degree of crime, the fact of his insanity or intoxication may be taken into consideration in determining [such] the purpose, motive or intent.


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      Sec. 34.  NRS 194.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      194.010  All persons are liable to punishment except those belonging to the following classes:

      1.  Children under the age of 8 years.

      2.  Children between the ages of 8 years and 14 years, in the absence of clear proof that at the time of committing the act charged against them they knew its wrongfulness.

      3.  Idiots.

      4.  [Lunatics and persons who committed the act or made the omission charged in a state of insanity.

      5.] Persons who committed the act or made the omission charged under an ignorance or mistake of fact, which disproves any criminal intent, where a specific intent is required to constitute the offense.

      [6.] 5.  Persons who committed the act charged without being conscious thereof.

      [7.] 6.  Persons who committed the act or made the omission charged, through misfortune or by accident, when it appears that there was no evil design, intention or culpable negligence.

      [8.] 7.  Persons, unless the crime is punishable with death, who committed the act or made the omission charged under threats or menaces sufficient to show that they had reasonable cause to believe, and did believe, their lives would be endangered if they refused, or that they would suffer great bodily harm.

      Sec. 35.  NRS 201.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      201.050  1.  Before the trial, with the consent of the defendant, or at the trial, on entry of a plea of guilty [,] or guilty but mentally ill, or after conviction, instead of imposing the penalty provided in NRS 201.020, or in addition thereto, the court, having regard to the circumstances and to the financial ability or earning capacity of the defendant, may:

      (a) Make an order, which is subject to change by the court from time to time as circumstances may require, directing the defendant to pay a certain sum periodically, for a term not exceeding 2 years, to the spouse or the guardian, curator or custodian of the minor child or children, or to an organization or natural person approved by the court as trustee.

      (b) Release the defendant from custody on probation for the period so fixed, upon his or her entering into a recognizance, with or without surety, in such sum as the court may order and approve.

      2.  The condition of the recognizance must be such that if the defendant makes his personal appearance in court whenever ordered to do so, and complies with the terms of the order of support, or of any subsequent modification thereof, then the recognizance is void.

      Sec. 36.  NRS 202.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      202.270  1.  Every person who destroys, or attempts to destroy, with dynamite, nitroglycerine, gunpowder or other high explosive, any dwelling house or other building, knowing or having reason to believe that a human being is therein at the time, shall be punished by imprisonment for life in the state prison with or without possibility of parole, in the discretion of the jury, or of the court upon a plea of guilty [.] or guilty but mentally ill.


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      2.  Any person or persons who conspire with others to commit the offense described in subsection 1 shall be punished in the same manner.

      Sec. 37.  (Deleted by amendment.)

      Sec. 38.  NRS 453.3363 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      453.3363  1.  If a person who has not previously been convicted of any offense under NRS 453.011 to 453.552, inclusive, or under any statute of the United States or of any state relating to narcotic drugs, marihuana, or stimulant, depressant or hallucinogenic substances tenders a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill, nolo contendere or similar plea to a charge under NRS 453.336, 453.411 or 454.351, or is found guilty of one of those charges, the court, without entering a judgment of conviction and with the consent of the accused, may suspend further proceedings and place him on probation upon terms and conditions that must include attendance and successful completion of an educational program or, in the case of a person dependent upon drugs, of a program of treatment and rehabilitation pursuant to NRS 453.580.

      2.  Upon violation of a term or condition, the court may enter a judgment of conviction and proceed as provided in the section under which the accused was charged. Upon fulfillment of the terms and conditions, the court shall discharge the accused and dismiss the proceedings against him. A nonpublic record of the dismissal must be transmitted to and retained by the division of parole and probation of the department of motor vehicles and public safety solely for the use of the courts in determining whether, in later proceedings, the person qualifies under this section.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, discharge and dismissal under this section is without adjudication of guilt and is not a conviction for purposes of this section or for purposes of employment, civil rights or any statute or regulation or license or questionnaire or for any other public or private purpose, but is a conviction for the purpose of additional penalties imposed for second or subsequent convictions or the setting of bail. Discharge and dismissal restores the person discharged, in the contemplation of the law, to the status occupied before the arrest, indictment or information. He may not be held thereafter under any law to be guilty of perjury or otherwise giving a false statement by reason of failure to recite or acknowledge that arrest, indictment, information or trial in response to an inquiry made of him for any purpose. Discharge and dismissal under this section may occur only once with respect to any person.

      4.  A professional licensing board may consider a proceeding under this section in determining suitability for a license or liability to discipline for misconduct. Such a board is entitled for those purposes to a truthful answer from the applicant or licensee concerning any such proceeding with respect to him.

      Sec. 39.  NRS 453.348 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      453.348  In any proceeding brought under NRS 453.316, 453.321, 453.333, 453.334, 453.337, 453.338 or 453.401, any previous convictions of the offender for a felony relating to controlled substances must be alleged in the indictment or information charging the primary offense, but the conviction may not be alluded to on the trial of the primary offense nor may any evidence of the previous offense be produced in the presence of the jury except as otherwise prescribed by law. If the offender pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill to or is convicted of the primary offense but denies any previous conviction charged, the court shall determine the issue after hearing all relevant evidence.


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but mentally ill to or is convicted of the primary offense but denies any previous conviction charged, the court shall determine the issue after hearing all relevant evidence. A certified copy of a conviction of a felony is prima facie evidence of the conviction.

      Sec. 40.  NRS 453.575 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      453.575  1.  If a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill to, or is found guilty of , any violation of this chapter and an analysis of a controlled substance was performed in relation to his case, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence an order that the defendant pay the sum of $60 as a fee for the analysis of the controlled substance.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any money collected for such an analysis must not be deducted from, and is in addition to, any fine otherwise imposed by the justice or judge and must be:

      (a) Collected from the defendant before or at the same time that the fine is collected.

      (b) Stated separately in the judgment of the court or on the court’s docket.

      3.  The money collected pursuant to subsection 1 in any district, municipal or justice’s court must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county or city treasurer, as appropriate, on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month.

      4.  The board of county commissioners of each county shall by ordinance create in the county treasury a fund to be designated as the fund for forensic services. The governing body of each city shall create in the city treasury a fund to be designated as the fund for forensic services. Upon receipt, the county or city treasurer, as appropriate, shall deposit any fee for the analyses of controlled substances in the fund. The money from such deposits must be accounted for separately within the fund.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, each month the treasurer shall, from the money credited to the fund pursuant to subsection 3, pay any amount owed for forensic services and deposit any remaining money in the county or city general fund, as appropriate.

      6.  In counties which do not receive forensic services under a contract with the state, the money deposited in the fund for forensic services pursuant to subsection 4 must be expended, except as otherwise provided in this subsection:

      (a) To pay for the analyses of controlled substances performed in connection with criminal investigations within the county;

      (b) To purchase and maintain equipment to conduct these analyses; and

      (c) For the training and continuing education of the employees who conduct these analyses.

Money from the fund must not be expended to cover the costs of analyses conducted by, equipment used by or training for employees of an analytical laboratory not registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice.

      Sec. 41.  NRS 454.358 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      454.358  1.  When a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill to, or is found guilty of , any violation of this chapter and an analysis of a dangerous drug was performed in relation to his case, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum of $50 as a fee for the analysis of the dangerous drug.


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shall include in the sentence the sum of $50 as a fee for the analysis of the dangerous drug.

      2.  The money collected for such an analysis must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge, but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for such an analysis must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dropped, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant.

      3.  The money collected pursuant to subsection 1 in municipal court must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the 5th day of each month for the preceding month.

      4.  The money collected pursuant to subsection 1 in justices’ courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the 5th day of each month for the preceding month.

      5.  The board of county commissioners of each county shall by ordinance, before September 1, 1987, create in the county treasury a fund to be designated as the fund for forensic services. Upon receipt, the county treasurer shall deposit any fee for the analyses of dangerous drugs in the fund.

      6.  In counties which receive forensic services under a contract with the state, any money in the fund for forensic services must be paid monthly by the county treasurer to the state treasurer for deposit in the state general fund, after retaining 2 percent of the money to cover his administrative expenses.

      7.  In counties which do not receive forensic services under a contract with the state, money in the fund for forensic services must be expended, except as otherwise provided in this subsection:

      (a) To pay for the analyses of dangerous drugs performed in connection with criminal investigations within the county;

      (b) To purchase and maintain equipment to conduct these analyses; and

      (c) For the training and continuing education of the employees who conduct these analyses.

Money from the fund must not be expended to cover the costs of analyses conducted by, equipment used by or training for employees of an analytical laboratory not registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States Department of Justice.

      Sec. 42.  NRS 483.560 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      483.560  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, any person who drives a motor vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access at a time when his driver’s license has been canceled, revoked or suspended is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if the license was suspended, revoked or restricted because of a violation of NRS 484.379, 484.3795, 484.384 or homicide resulting from driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or the violation of a law of any other jurisdiction which prohibits the same conduct, he shall be punished:

      (a) By imprisonment in jail for not less than 30 days nor more than 6 months; or


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      (b) Sentenced to a term of not less than 60 days in residential confinement nor more than 6 months, and by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000. No person who is punished under this subsection may be granted probation and no sentence imposed for such a violation may be suspended. No prosecutor may dismiss a charge of such a violation in exchange for a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or of nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for any other reason unless, in his judgment the charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proved at trial. The provisions of this subsection do not apply if the period of revocation has expired but the person has not reinstated his license.

      3.  Any term of imprisonment imposed under the provisions of this section may be served intermittently at the discretion of the judge or justice of the peace. This discretion must be exercised after considering all the circumstances surrounding the offense, and the family and employment of the person convicted. However, the full term of imprisonment must be served within 6 months after the date of conviction, and any segment of time the person is imprisoned must not consist of less than 24 hours.

      4.  Jail sentences simultaneously imposed under this section and NRS 484.3792 or 484.3794 must run consecutively.

      5.  The department upon receiving a record of the conviction or punishment of any person under this section upon a charge of driving a vehicle while his license was:

      (a) Suspended shall extend the period of the suspension for an additional like period.

      (b) Revoked shall extend the period of ineligibility for a license, permit or privilege to drive for an additional 1 year.

      (c) Restricted shall revoke his restricted license and extend the period of ineligibility for a license, permit or privilege to drive for an additional year.

      (d) Suspended or canceled for an indefinite period, shall suspend his license for an additional 6 months for the first violation and 1 year for each subsequent violation.

Suspensions and revocations under this section must run consecutively.

      Sec. 43.  NRS 484.3792 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.3792  1.  Any person who violates the provisions of NRS 484.379:

      (a) For the first offense within 7 years, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Unless he is allowed to undergo treatment as provided in NRS 484.3794, the court shall:

             (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, order him to pay tuition for an educational course on the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances approved by the department and complete the course within the time specified in the order, and the court shall notify the department if he fails to complete the course within the specified time;

             (2) Unless the sentence is reduced pursuant to NRS 484.3794, sentence him to imprisonment for not less than 2 days nor more than 6 months in jail, or to perform 48 hours of work for the community while dressed in distinctive garb which identifies him as having violated the provisions of NRS 484.379; and

             (3) Fine him not less than $200 nor more than $1,000.


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      (b) For a second offense within 7 years, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Unless the sentence is reduced pursuant to NRS 484.3794, the court:

             (1) Shall sentence him to:

             (I) Imprisonment for not less than 10 days nor more than 6 months in jail; or

             (II) Residential confinement for not less than 10 days nor more than 6 months,

in the manner provided in NRS 4.376 to 4.3768, inclusive, or 5.0755 to 5.079, inclusive;

             (2) Shall fine him not less than $500 nor more than $1,000; and

             (3) May order him to attend a program of treatment for the abuse of alcohol or drugs pursuant to the provisions of NRS 484.37945.

A person who willfully fails or refuses to complete successfully a term of residential confinement or a program of treatment ordered pursuant to this paragraph is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (c) For a third or subsequent offense within 7 years, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 6 years and must be further punished by a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $5,000. An offender so imprisoned must, insofar as practicable, be segregated from offenders whose crimes were violent and, insofar as practicable, be assigned to an institution or facility of minimum security.

      2.  Any offense which occurred within 7 years immediately preceding the date of the principal offense or after the principal offense constitutes a prior offense for the purposes of this section when evidenced by a conviction, without regard to the sequence of the offenses and convictions. The facts concerning a prior offense must be alleged in the complaint, indictment or information, must not be read to the jury or proved at trial but must be proved at the time of sentencing and, if the principal offense is alleged to be a felony, must also be shown at the preliminary examination or presented to the grand jury.

      3.  No person convicted of violating the provisions of NRS 484.379 may be released on probation, and no sentence imposed for violating those provisions may be suspended except, as provided in NRS 4.373, 5.055 and 484.3794, that portion of the sentence imposed that exceeds the mandatory minimum. No prosecuting attorney may dismiss a charge of violating the provisions of NRS 484.379 in exchange for a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for any other reason unless he knows or it is obvious that the charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proved at the time of trial.

      4.  Any term of confinement imposed under the provisions of this section may be served intermittently at the discretion of the judge or justice of the peace, except that a person who is convicted of a second or subsequent offense within 7 years must be confined for at least one segment of not less than 48 consecutive hours. This discretion must be exercised after considering all the circumstances surrounding the offense, and the family and employment of the offender, but any sentence of 30 days or less must be served within 6 months after the date of conviction or, if the offender was sentenced pursuant to NRS 484.3794 and the suspension of his sentence was revoked, within 6 months after the date of revocation.


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within 6 months after the date of revocation. Any time for which the offender is confined must consist of not less than 24 consecutive hours.

      5.  Jail sentences simultaneously imposed under this section and NRS 483.560 or 485.330 must run consecutively.

      6.  If the person who violated the provisions of NRS 484.379 possesses a driver’s license issued by a state other than Nevada and does not reside in Nevada, in carrying out the provisions of subparagraph (1) of paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection 1, the court shall:

      (a) Order the person to pay tuition for and submit evidence of completion of an educational course on the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances approved by a governmental agency of the state of his residence within the time specified in the order; or

      (b) Order him to complete an educational course by correspondence on the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances approved by the department within the time specified in the order,

and the court shall notify the department if the person fails to complete the assigned course within the specified time.

      7.  If the defendant was transporting a person who is less than 15 years of age in the motor vehicle at the time of the violation, the court shall consider that fact as an aggravating factor in determining the sentence of the defendant.

      8.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “offense” means a violation of NRS 484.379 or 484.3795 or homicide resulting from the driving of a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or the violation of a law of any other jurisdiction which prohibits the same or similar conduct.

      Sec. 44.  NRS 484.3795 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.3795  1.  Any person who:

      (a) Is under the influence of intoxicating liquor;

      (b) Has 0.10 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his blood;

      (c) Is found by measurement within 2 hours after driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle to have 0.10 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his blood;

      (d) Is under the influence of a controlled substance, or under the combined influence of intoxicating liquor and a controlled substance; or

      (e) Inhales, ingests, applies or otherwise uses any chemical, poison or organic solvent, or any compound or combination of any of these, to a degree which renders him incapable of safely driving or exercising actual physical control of a vehicle,

and does any act or neglects any duty imposed by law while driving or in actual physical control of any vehicle on or off the highways of this state, if the act or neglect of duty proximately causes the death of, or substantial bodily harm to, any person other than himself, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 20 years and must be further punished by a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $5,000. A person so imprisoned must, insofar as practicable, be segregated from offenders whose crimes were violent and, insofar as practicable, be assigned to an institution or facility of minimum security.


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      2.  No prosecuting attorney may dismiss a charge of violating the provisions of subsection 1 in exchange for a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a lesser charge or for any other reason unless he knows or it is obvious that the charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proved at the time of trial. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a sentence imposed pursuant to subsection 1 may not be suspended nor may probation be granted.

      3.  If consumption is proven by a preponderance of the evidence, it is an affirmative defense under paragraph (c) of subsection 1 that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of alcohol after driving or being in actual physical control of the vehicle, and before his blood was tested, to cause the alcohol in his blood to equal or exceed 0.10 percent. A defendant who intends to offer this defense at a trial or preliminary hearing must, not less than 14 days before the trial or hearing or at such other time as the court may direct, file and serve on the prosecuting attorney a written notice of that intent.

      4.  A person convicted of violating any provision of this section may be sentenced to a specified term of imprisonment in accordance with the provisions of subsection 1. The court may order suspension of the sentence if, as a condition of the suspension, the defendant:

      (a) Is imprisoned in the state prison, an institution of minimum security, a conservation camp, a restitution center or a similar facility for not less than 1 year; and

      (b) Upon completion of the term of imprisonment, begins serving a period of probation not to exceed 10 years.

      5.  If the defendant was transporting a person who is less than 15 years of age in the motor vehicle at the time of the violation, the court shall consider that fact as an aggravating factor in determining the sentence of the defendant.

      Sec. 45.  NRS 484.3797 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.3797  1.  The judge or judges in each judicial district shall cause the preparation and maintenance of a list of the panels of persons who:

      (a) Have been injured or had members of their families or close friends injured or killed by persons driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance; and

      (b) Have, by contacting the judge or judges in the district, expressed their willingness to discuss collectively the personal effect of those crimes.

The list must include the name and telephone number of the person to be contacted regarding each such panel and a schedule of times and locations of the meetings of each such panel. The judge or judges shall establish, in cooperation with representatives of the members of the panels, a fee, if any, to be paid by defendants who are ordered to attend a meeting of the panel. The amount of the fee, if any, must be reasonable. The panel may not be operated for profit.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill to, or is found guilty of , any violation of NRS 484.379 or 484.3795, the court shall, in addition to imposing any other penalties provided by law, order the defendant to:

      (a) Attend, at the defendant’s expense, a meeting of a panel of persons who have been injured or had members of their families or close friends injured or killed by persons driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, in order to understand the effect such a crime has on other persons; and

 


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killed by persons driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, in order to understand the effect such a crime has on other persons; and

      (b) Pay the fee, if any, established by the court pursuant to subsection 1.

The court may, but is not required to, order the defendant to attend such a meeting if one is not available within 60 miles of the defendant’s residence.

      3.  A person ordered to attend a meeting pursuant to subsection 2 shall, after attending the meeting, present evidence or other documentation satisfactory to the court that he attended the meeting and remained for its entirety.

      Sec. 46.  NRS 484.3798 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.3798  1.  If a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill to, or is found guilty of , any violation of NRS 484.379 or 484.3795 and a chemical analysis of his blood, urine, breath or other bodily substance was conducted, the court shall, in addition to any penalty provided by law, order the defendant to pay the sum of $60 as a fee for the chemical analysis. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any money collected for the chemical analysis must not be deducted from, and is in addition to, any fine otherwise imposed by the court and must be:

      (a) Collected from the defendant before or at the same time that the fine is collected.

      (b) Stated separately in the judgment of the court or on the court’s docket.

      2.  All money collected pursuant to subsection 1 must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county or city treasurer, as appropriate, on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month.

      3.  The treasurer shall deposit all money received by him pursuant to subsection 2 in the county or city treasury, as appropriate, for credit to the fund for forensic services created pursuant to NRS 453.575. The money must be accounted for separately within the fund.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, each month the treasurer shall, from the money credited to the fund pursuant to subsection 3, pay any amount owed for forensic services and deposit any remaining money in the county or city general fund, as appropriate.

      5.  In counties that do not receive forensic services under a contract with the state, the money credited to the fund pursuant to subsection 3:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), must be:

             (1) Expended to pay for the chemical analyses performed within the county;

             (2) Expended to purchase and maintain equipment to conduct such analyses;

             (3) Expended for the training and continuing education of the employees who conduct such analyses; and

             (4) Paid to law enforcement agencies which conduct such analyses to be used by those agencies in the manner provided in this subsection.

      (b) May only be expended to cover the costs of chemical analyses conducted by, equipment used by, or training for employees of an analytical laboratory that is approved by the committee on testing for intoxication created in NRS 484.388.

      Sec. 47.  NRS 489.421 is hereby amended to read as follows:


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      489.421  The following grounds, among others, constitute grounds for disciplinary action under NRS 489.381:

      1.  Revocation or denial of a license issued pursuant to this chapter or an equivalent license in any other state, territory or country.

      2.  Failure of the licensee to maintain any other license required by any political subdivision of this state.

      3.  Failure to respond to a notice served by the division as provided by law within the time specified in the notice.

      4.  Failure or refusing to permit access by the administrator to documentary materials set forth in NRS 489.231.

      5.  Disregarding or violating any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted under it.

      6.  Conviction of a misdemeanor for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.

      7.  Conviction of or entering a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a felony or a crime of moral turpitude in this state or any other state, territory or country.

      Sec. 48.  NRS 616.104 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.104  “Incarcerated” means confined in:

      1.  Any local detention facility, county jail, state prison, reformatory or other correctional facility as a result of a conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in a criminal proceeding; or

      2.  Any institution or facility for the mentally ill as a result of [a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in] a criminal proceeding,

in this state, another state or a foreign country.

      Sec. 49.  NRS 624.265 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      624.265  An applicant for a contractor’s license and each officer, director, partner and associate thereof shall possess good character. Lack of character may be established by showing that the applicant or any officer, director, partner or associate thereof has:

      1.  Committed any act which, if committed by any licensed contractor, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of a contractor’s license;

      2.  A bad reputation for honesty and integrity;

      3.  Entered a plea of guilty or guilty but mentally ill to, been found guilty of or been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude arising out of, in connection with or related to the activities of such person in such a manner as to demonstrate his unfitness to act as a contractor, and the time for appeal has elapsed or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal; or

      4.  Had a license revoked for reasons that would preclude the granting of a license for which the application has been made.

      Sec. 50.  NRS 632.323 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      632.323  The board may deny, revoke or suspend any certificate to practice as a nursing assistant applied for or issued pursuant to this chapter, or otherwise discipline a holder of a certificate upon proof that he:

      1.  Is guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a certificate to practice as a nursing assistant.

      2.  Has been convicted of a felony or any offense substantially related to the qualifications, functions and duties of a nursing assistant.


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      3.  Is unfit or incompetent by reason of gross negligence or a pattern of unsafe conduct in carrying out usual nursing functions.

      4.  Uses any controlled substance, dangerous drug, as defined in chapter 454 of NRS, or intoxicating liquor to an extent or in a manner which is dangerous or injurious to any other person or which impairs his ability to conduct the practice authorized by his certificate.

      5.  Is mentally incompetent.

      6.  Is guilty of unprofessional conduct, which includes but is not limited to the following:

      (a) Conviction of practicing medicine without a license in violation of chapter 630 of NRS.

      (b) Procuring, or aiding, abetting, attempting, agreeing, or offering to procure or assist at, a criminal abortion.

      (c) Impersonating any applicant or acting as proxy for an applicant in any examination required under this chapter for the issuance of a certificate.

      (d) Impersonating or representing himself as another nursing assistant, a licensed practical nurse, a registered nurse or a physician.

      (e) Permitting or allowing another person to use his certificate for the purpose of practicing as a nursing assistant.

      (f) Repeated negligence in performing the duties of a nursing assistant, which may be evidenced by claims settled against him.

      (g) Conviction for the use or unlawful possession of a controlled substance or a dangerous drug as defined in chapter 454 of NRS.

      (h) Physical, verbal or psychological abuse of a patient.

      7.  Has willfully or repeatedly violated the provisions of this chapter.

      8.  Is guilty of aiding or abetting anyone in a violation of this chapter.

      9.  Has been disciplined in another state in connection with a certificate to practice as a nursing assistant or has committed acts in another state which would constitute a violation of this chapter.

      10.  Has acted in a fraudulent or deceitful manner in the course of his practice.

For the purposes of this section, a plea or verdict of guilty or guilty but mentally ill or a plea of nolo contendere constitutes a conviction of an offense. The board may take disciplinary action pending the appeal of a conviction and regardless of any order entered pursuant to NRS 176.225 dismissing an indictment or information.

      Sec. 51.  NRS 639.066 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      639.066  “Conviction” means a plea or verdict of guilty or guilty but mentally ill or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere to a charge of a felony, any offense involving moral turpitude or any violation of the provisions of this chapter or chapter 453 or 454 of NRS.

      Sec. 52.  NRS 645.330 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645.330  1.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, the division may approve an application for a license for a person who meets all the following requirements:

      (a) Has a good reputation for honesty, trustworthiness and integrity and who offers proof of those qualifications satisfactory to the division.

      (b) Has not made a false statement of material fact on his application.


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      (c) Is competent to transact the business of a real estate broker, broker-salesman or salesman in a manner which will safeguard the interests of the public.

      (d) Has passed the examination.

      2.  The division:

      (a) May deny a license to any person who has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, engaging in a real estate business without a license, possessing for the purpose of sale any controlled substance or any crime involving moral turpitude, in any court of competent jurisdiction in the Unites States or elsewhere; and

      (b) Shall not issue a license to such a person until at least 3 years after:

             (1) The person pays any fine or restitution ordered by the court; or

             (2) The expiration of the period of the person’s parole, probation or sentence,

whichever is later.

      3.  Suspension or revocation of a license pursuant to this chapter or any prior revocation or current suspension in this or any other state, district or territory of the United States or any foreign country within 10 years before the date of the application is grounds for refusal to grant a license.

      4.  A person may not be licensed as a real estate broker unless he has been actively engaged as a full-time licensed real estate broker-salesman or salesman in this state, or actively engaged as a full-time licensed real estate broker, broker-salesman or salesman in another state or the District of Columbia, for at least 2 of the 4 years immediately preceding the issuance of a broker’s license.

      Sec. 53.  NRS 645.350 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645.350  1.  Application for license as a real estate broker, broker-salesman or salesman must be made in writing to the division upon blanks prepared or furnished by the division.

      2.  Every application for a real estate broker’s, broker-salesman’s or salesman’s license must set forth the following information:

      (a) The name, age and address of the applicant. If the applicant is a partnership or an association which is doing business as a real estate broker, the name and address of each member thereof. If the application is for a corporation which is doing business as a real estate salesman, real estate broker-salesman or real estate broker, the name and address of each officer and director thereof.

      (b) In the case of a broker, the name under which the business is to be conducted. The name is a fictitious name if it does not contain the name of the applicant or the names of the members of the applicant’s firm, partnership or association. Except as provided in NRS 645.387, a license must not be issued under a fictitious name which includes the name of a real estate salesman or broker-salesman. A license must not be issued under the same fictitious name to more than one licensee within the state. All licensees doing business under a fictitious name shall comply with other pertinent statutory regulations regarding the use of fictitious names.


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      (c) In the case of a broker, the place or places, including the street number, the city and county where the business is to be conducted.

      (d) The business or occupation engaged in by the applicant for at least 2 years immediately preceding the date of the application, and the location thereof.

      (e) The time and place of the applicant’s previous experience in the real estate business as a broker or salesman.

      (f) Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of or is under indictment for a felony or has entered a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a charge of felony, and if so, the nature of the felony.

      (g) Whether the applicant has been convicted of or entered a plea of nolo contendere to forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, engaging in the business of selling real estate without a license or any crime involving moral turpitude.

      (h) Whether the applicant has been refused a real estate broker’s, broker-salesman’s or salesman’s license in any state, or whether his license as a broker or salesman has been revoked or suspended by any other state, district or territory of the United States or any other country.

      (i) If the applicant is a member of a partnership or association, or an officer of a corporation, the name and address of the office of the partnership, association or corporation of which the applicant is a member or officer.

      3.  An applicant for a license as a broker-salesman or salesman shall provide a verified statement from the broker with whom he will be associated, expressing the intent of that broker to associate the applicant with him and to be responsible for the applicant’s activities as a licensee.

      4.  If a partnership or association is to do business as a real estate broker, the application for a broker’s license must be verified by at least two members thereof. If a corporation is to do business as a real estate broker, the application must be verified by the president and the secretary thereof.

      Sec. 54.  NRS 645.633 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645.633  The commission may take action pursuant to NRS 645.630 against any person subject to that section who is guilty of:

      1.  Willfully using any trade name, service mark or insigne of membership in any real estate organization of which the licensee is not a member, without the legal right to do so.

      2.  Violating any order of the commission, any agreement with the division, any of the provisions of this chapter, chapter 119, 119A, 119B or 645A of NRS or of any regulation adopted thereunder.

      3.  Paying a commission, compensation or a finder’s fee to any person for performing the services of a broker, broker-salesman or salesman who has not first secured his license pursuant to this chapter. This subsection does not apply to payments to a broker who is licensed in his state of residence.

      4.  A felony, or has entered a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a charge of felony or any crime involving fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or moral turpitude.

      5.  Guaranteeing, or having authorized or permitted any person to guarantee, future profits which may result from the resale of real property.

      6.  Failure to disclose to any person with whom he is dealing, any material facts, data or information which he knew, or which by the exercise of reasonable care and diligence he should have known, concerning or relating to the property with which he is dealing.


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reasonable care and diligence he should have known, concerning or relating to the property with which he is dealing.

      7.  Failure to include a fixed date of expiration in any written listing agreement or to leave a copy of the agreement with the principal.

      8.  Accepting, giving or charging any undisclosed commission, rebate or direct profit on expenditures made for a principal.

      9.  Gross negligence or incompetence in performing any act for which he is required to hold a license pursuant to this chapter, chapter 119, 119A or 119B of NRS.

      10.  Any other conduct which constitutes deceitful, fraudulent or dishonest dealing.

      11.  Any conduct which took place before his being licensed, which was in fact unknown to the division and which would have been grounds for denial of a license had the division been aware of the conduct.

      12.  Acting in the dual capacity of agent and undisclosed principal in any transaction.

      13.  Knowingly permitting any person whose license has been revoked or suspended to act as a real estate broker, broker-salesman or salesman, with or on behalf of the licensee.

Action may also be taken pursuant to NRS 645.630 against a person subject to that section for the suspension or revocation of a real estate broker’s, broker-salesman’s or salesman’s license issued to him by any other jurisdiction.

      Sec. 55.  NRS 645C.290 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645C.290  An application for a certificate or license must be in writing upon a form prepared and furnished by the division. The application must include the following information:

      1.  The name, age and address of the applicant.

      2.  The place or places, including the street number, city and county, where the applicant intends to conduct business as an appraiser.

      3.  The business, occupation or other employment of the applicant during the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application, and the location thereof.

      4.  The periods during which, and the locations where, he gained his experience as an intern.

      5.  Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of, is under indictment for, or has entered a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to:

      (a) A felony, and if so, the nature of the felony.

      (b) Forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud or any crime involving moral turpitude.

      6.  Whether the applicant has ever been refused a certificate, license or permit to act as an appraiser, or has ever had such a certificate, license or permit suspended or revoked, in any other jurisdiction.

      7.  If the applicant is a member of a partnership or association or is an officer of a corporation, the name and address of the principal office of the partnership, association or corporation.

      8.  Any other information the division requires.


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      Sec. 56.  NRS 645C.320 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645C.320  1.  The administrator shall issue a certificate or license, as appropriate, to any person:

      (a) Of good moral character, honesty and integrity;

      (b) Who meets the educational requirements and has the experience prescribed in NRS 645C.330; and

      (c) Who, except as otherwise provided in NRS 645C.360, has satisfactorily passed a written examination approved by the commission.

      2.  The administrator may deny an application for a certificate or license to any person who:

      (a) Has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, conspiracy to defraud or any crime involving moral turpitude;

      (b) Makes a false statement of a material fact on his application; or

      (c) Has had a certificate, license or registration card suspended or revoked pursuant to this chapter, or a certificate, license or permit to act as an appraiser suspended or revoked in any other jurisdiction, within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of his application.

      Sec. 57.  NRS 690B.029 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      690B.029  1.  A policy of insurance against liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle delivered or issued for delivery in this state to a person who is 55 years of age or older must contain a provision for the reduction in the premiums for 3-year periods if the insured:

      (a) Successfully completes, after attaining 55 years of age and every 3 years thereafter, a course of traffic safety approved by the department of motor vehicles and public safety; and

      (b) For the 3-year period before completing the course of traffic safety and each 3-year period thereafter:

             (1) Is not involved in an accident involving a motor vehicle for which the insured is at fault;

             (2) Maintains a driving record free of violations; and

             (3) Has not been convicted of or entered a plea of guilty , guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to a moving traffic violation or an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substances.

      2.  The reduction in the premiums provided for in subsection 1 must be based on the actuarial and loss experience data available to each insurer and must be approved by the commissioner. Each reduction must be calculated based on the amount of the premium before any reduction in that premium is made pursuant to this section, and not on the amount of the premium once it has been reduced.

      3.  A course of traffic safety that an insured is required to complete as the result of moving traffic violations must not be used as the basis for a reduction in premiums pursuant to this section.

      4.  The organization that offers a course of traffic safety approved by the department of motor vehicles and public safety shall issue a certificate to each person who successfully completes the course.


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person who successfully completes the course. A person must use the certificate to qualify for the reduction in the premiums pursuant to this section.

      5.  The commissioner shall review and approve or disapprove a policy of insurance that offers a reduction in the premiums pursuant to subsection 1. An insurer must receive written approval from the commissioner before delivering or issuing a policy with a provision containing such a reduction.

      Sec. 58.  Section 3 of Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 3.  1.  A conviction under NRS 207.010 or section 2 of [this act] Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session operates only to increase, not to reduce, the sentence otherwise provided by law for the principal crime.

       2.  If a count under NRS 207.010 or section 2 of [this act] Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session is included in an information charging the primary offense, each previous conviction must be alleged in the accusatory pleading, but such a conviction must not be alluded to on trial of the primary offense, nor may any allegation of the conviction be read in the presence of a jury trying the offense or a grand jury considering an indictment for the offense. A court under NRS 207.010 or section 2 of [this act] Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session may be separately filed after conviction of the primary offense, but if it is so filed, sentence must not be imposed, or the hearing required by subsection 3 held, until 15 days after the separate filing.

       3.  If a defendant charged under NRS 207.010 or section 2 of [this act] Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill to, or is found guilty of, [or pleads guilty to,] the primary offense, but denies any previous conviction charged, the court shall determine the issue of the previous conviction after hearing all relevant evidence presented on the issue by the prosecution and the defendant. At such a hearing, the defendant may not challenge the validity of a previous conviction. The court shall impose sentence:

       (a) Under NRS 207.010 upon finding that the defendant has suffered previous convictions sufficient to support an adjudication of habitual criminality; or

       (b) Under section 2 of [this act] Assembly Bill No. 570 of this session upon finding that the defendant has suffered previous convictions sufficient to su