[Rev. 1/14/2014 3:44:14 PM--2014R1]

CHAPTER 396 - NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 396.005           Definitions.

NRS 396.010           Seat of University; extension instruction, research and service activities conducted throughout State.

NRS 396.020           Legal and corporate name of University; name and composition of System.

BOARD OF REGENTS

NRS 396.031           Definitions.

NRS 396.035           Attachment of omitted area to appropriate district; certification and filing of attachment.

NRS 396.040           Number of Regents; election from certain districts; residency requirements.

NRS 396.0411         Maps of districts: Duties of Director of Legislative Counsel Bureau.

NRS 396.0413         Maps of districts: Duties of Secretary of State.

NRS 396.0415         District 1.

NRS 396.0425         District 2.

NRS 396.043           District 3.

NRS 396.0435         District 4.

NRS 396.044           District 5.

NRS 396.0445         District 6.

NRS 396.045           District 7.

NRS 396.0451         District 8.

NRS 396.0453         District 9.

NRS 396.0455         District 10.

NRS 396.0456         District 11.

NRS 396.0457         District 12.

NRS 396.046           District 13.

NRS 396.050           Oaths.

NRS 396.060           Vacancies.

NRS 396.070           Salaries and expenses of Regents; restrictions on account to pay for hosting expenditures of Regent; annual report and availability of hosting expenditures.

NRS 396.080           Chair of Board.

NRS 396.090           Secretary of Board: Employment; duties.

NRS 396.100           Meetings; records open to public inspection.

NRS 396.110           Rules of Board.

NRS 396.120           Copy of minutes of Regents’ meetings transmitted to Governor.

NRS 396.122           Interest in certain contracts prohibited.

PERSONNEL

NRS 396.210           Chancellor: Appointment and qualifications.

NRS 396.220           Salary of Chancellor.

NRS 396.230           Duties of Chancellor and other officers.

NRS 396.240           Reports of Chancellor and other officers.

NRS 396.251           Establishment of policies and procedures for certain personnel.

NRS 396.255           Establishment of procedures governing contracts that faculty members and employees may enter into or benefit from.

NRS 396.260           Employment of alien instructor or professor through program of exchange.

NRS 396.270           Official oath for instructor and professor.

NRS 396.280           Salaries of academic staff.

NRS 396.290           Retirement benefits for employees of System.

NRS 396.300           Rules for reports of officers and teachers.

NRS 396.311           Community College: System of probation for professional employees.

NRS 396.315           Community College: System for dismissal of professional employees.

NRS 396.320           Grounds for dismissal or removal of certain personnel.

DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS

NRS 396.323           Powers of Regents and other officers to issue subpoenas; enforcement.

NRS 396.324           Person with communications disability entitled to use of registered legal interpreter at hearing.

POLICE DEPARTMENT; REVIEW OF POLICE MISCONDUCT

NRS 396.325           Creation; interlocal agreements with other law enforcement agencies.

NRS 396.327           Police required to wear badges.

NRS 396.328           Provision of accident reports and related materials upon receipt of reasonable fee; exceptions.

NRS 396.329           Report concerning activities of Police Department.

NRS 396.3291         Campus review board: Creation authorized to review allegations of misconduct by peace officers of the Police Department; membership; conditions for membership; payment of per diem and travel expenses.

NRS 396.3293         Campus review board: Limitation on jurisdiction; abridgement of rights of peace officer prohibited.

NRS 396.3295         Panel of campus review board: Membership; authority to refer complaint and review internal investigation concerning peace officer; Police Department required to provide personnel information; notice and opportunity for hearing on internal investigation; report of findings; proceedings closed to public; findings and recommendations are public records.

NRS 396.3297         Panel of campus review board: Authority to administer oaths, take testimony, issue subpoenas and issue commissions to take testimony; enforcement of subpoena by court.

FINANCES

NRS 396.330           Acceptance of grants of land.

NRS 396.340           Acceptance of federal appropriations and grants; annual report.

NRS 396.350           Irreducible University Fund.

NRS 396.360           Contingent University Fund.

NRS 396.370           Appropriations for support and maintenance of System.

NRS 396.380           Receipt and disbursement of money by Board of Regents; control of expenditures.

NRS 396.381           Board of Regents authorized to delegate authority to sign contract for obligations not issued under University Securities Law; approval by Board of Regents; authorized investment of proceeds.

NRS 396.383           Accounts Payable Revolving Fund.

NRS 396.384           Collegiate License Plate Account.

NRS 396.385           Use of facsimile signature by chief business officer; conditions.

NRS 396.390           Claims: Procedure and payment.

NRS 396.395           Establishment of electronic payment system for academic staff and employees; waiver of participation in payment system.

NRS 396.400           Public inspection of accounts.

UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS

NRS 396.405           Meetings; records; exemption from certain taxes; governing body; nondisclosure of contributors.

PROPERTY; CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

NRS 396.420           Acceptance of property.

NRS 396.425           Purchase of real property.

NRS 396.430           Sale and lease of property; use of proceeds.

NRS 396.431           Disclosure required for sale, lease, transfer, conveyance or exchange of land with domestic or foreign limited-liability company.

NRS 396.432           Disposition of unclaimed property.

NRS 396.433           Fidelity and other insurance.

NRS 396.435           Regulations governing traffic on System’s property; publication; filing; penalty.

NRS 396.4355         Annual report concerning capital improvements; submission to Legislature.

NRS 396.436           Maintenance and delivery of records and controls for inventory.

NRS 396.4365         Maintenance and availability of material safety data sheet for hazardous materials used on buildings or grounds of campus.

NRS 396.437           Recycling of paper, paper products and other waste materials; regulations and procedures; exception; deposit of money received.

PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION, RESEARCH AND CLINICAL SERVICES

NRS 396.440           Course of study, terms and vacations.

NRS 396.500           Instruction in United States Constitution and Nevada’s Constitution; examination.

NRS 396.504           Regents encouraged to examine and audit efficiency and educational opportunities, review mission and parity among institutions and implement certain measures; annual report to Legislature.

NRS 396.505           Comprehensive plan for new programs and expansions of existing programs of instruction, public service and research; presentation of revised plan to Legislature.

NRS 396.514           Instruction in essentials of green building construction and design.

NRS 396.515           Instruction in ecology and environmental protection; inclusion in program for education of teachers.

NRS 396.516           Uniform course of study and policies and procedures on teaching American Sign Language.

NRS 396.517           Program to educate and train persons for work in nursing home.

NRS 396.518           Development of curriculum and standards for degree in dental hygiene or public health dental hygiene.

NRS 396.519           Program of student teaching and practicum.

NRS 396.5195         Cooperation of Regents to ensure program designed to educate teachers includes instruction in academic standards required in high school.

NRS 396.5197         Course of study for obtaining endorsement to teach English as a second language; consideration of recommendations of English Mastery Council. [Effective through June 30, 2019.]

NRS 396.521           Genetics program: Establishment.

NRS 396.523           Genetics program: Provision of services.

NRS 396.524           Genetics program: Eligibility; determination of ability to pay.

NRS 396.525           Genetics program: Confidentiality of records and information; exceptions.

NRS 396.526           Genetics program: Qualifications of personnel; exemption.

NRS 396.527           Genetics program: Powers of Board of Regents.

NRS 396.528           Energy efficiency and renewable energy: Programs of study; joint venture with public and private entities authorized; acceptance of gifts and grants.

NRS 396.529           Energy efficiency and renewable energy: Programs designed to improve ability of students in certain fields of study to serve renewable energy industry in this State.

NRS 396.5295         Energy efficiency and renewable energy: Duties of Nevada Renewable Energy Integration and Development Consortium of the System.

STUDENTS; TUITION; GRADUATION AND DIPLOMAS

NRS 396.530           Discrimination in admission prohibited.

NRS 396.531           Report concerning academic programs, completion of degree and certificate programs and employment within field of study; submission to Legislature.

NRS 396.532           Report concerning participation of ethnic and racial minorities, women and other protected classes in System; submission to Legislature; availability to general public.

NRS 396.533           Access to all library facilities within System.

NRS 396.535           Form required for informed consent of students concerning release or disclosure of personally identifiable information.

NRS 396.540           Charges for tuition; exemptions.

NRS 396.542           Regents authorized to adjust tuition, registration and other fees based upon demand or costs; establishment of program for scholarships and reduced fees for economically disadvantaged students; annual report to Legislature.

NRS 396.543           Reciprocal agreement with another state for full or partial waiver of tuition.

NRS 396.544           Waiver of fees for members of Nevada National Guard; eligibility for waiver; verification of membership in Guard; reimbursement upon failure of recruit to enter Guard.

NRS 396.5442         Waiver of fees for child, widow or widower of person killed while performing duties as member of Nevada National Guard; eligibility; verification of membership in Guard.

NRS 396.5445         Waiver of fees for spouse or child of member of Armed Forces who is identified as prisoner of war or missing in action; eligibility; verification of status.

NRS 396.545           Payment of fees and expenses of dependent child of public safety officer killed in line of duty; Trust Account for the Education of Dependent Children; annual estimation of money in and payments from Account; request for allocation to cover shortfall. [Effective through December 31, 2013.]

NRS 396.545           Payment of fees and expenses of dependent child of public safety officer killed in line of duty; Trust Account for the Education of Dependent Children; annual estimation of money in and payments from Account; request for allocation to cover shortfall. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

NRS 396.546           Access to electronic version of instructional materials to students with print access disability.

NRS 396.547           Student government: Establishment; approval of bylaws; fees.

NRS 396.548           Provision of information to board of trustees of school districts regarding remedial instruction.

NRS 396.550           Time and standards of graduation.

NRS 396.560           Diploma of graduation; determination of completion of full course of study required for diploma.

NRS 396.568           Automatic transfer of credits earned at community college toward degree at state college or university; appeal by student if credit denied.

NRS 396.580           Diploma for course of study not equivalent to regular course.

NRS 396.585           Satisfactory progress toward obtaining degree required to participate as member of varsity athletic team.

NRS 396.591           Medical insurance for members of athletic teams.

STATE CLIMATOLOGIST

NRS 396.595           Creation of Office; employment, qualifications and duties.

NRS 396.597           System may provide space for office and supplies; other employment allowed.

PUBLIC SERVICE DIVISION

In General

NRS 396.600           Composition.

NRS 396.610           Rules and regulations.

 

Bureau of Mines and Geology

NRS 396.620           Analyses of ores, minerals, soil and water: Submission of samples by residents of this State; fee; maintenance of records and samples.

NRS 396.630           Assay to be run when same material sent from same district.

NRS 396.640           Analyses of samples in order received.

NRS 396.650           Limitations on number of samples and quantitative analyses.

NRS 396.660           Purpose and applicability of NRS 396.620 to 396.660, inclusive.

 

Agricultural Extension

NRS 396.690           Acceptance of federal appropriations for agricultural extension work.

 

Agricultural Experiment Station

NRS 396.740           Purposes.

NRS 396.750           Director; assistants.

NRS 396.760           Acceptance of federal acts.

NRS 396.770           Acceptance of federal money.

NRS 396.780           Biennial reports.

NRS 396.790           Agricultural research: Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station Fund.

CENTER FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CRIME STATISTICS

NRS 396.792           Establishment; acceptance and use of gifts and grants.

DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

NRS 396.795           Establishment.

NRS 396.7951         Purposes.

NRS 396.7952         Powers of Board of Regents.

NRS 396.7953         Procedures and policies for personnel.

NRS 396.7954         Deposit of money received on behalf of Institute.

NRS 396.7955         Fiscal policies and procedures.

NRS 396.7956         Research concerning use of solar energy as source of power.

ETHICS INSTITUTE

NRS 396.797           Establishment.

NRS 396.7971         Powers of Institute.

NRS 396.7972         Powers of Board of Regents.

NRS 396.7973         Procedures and policies for personnel.

NRS 396.7974         Deposit of money received on behalf of Institute.

NRS 396.7975         Fiscal policies and procedures.

ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO

NRS 396.7992         Formation of nonprofit corporation: Powers of Board of Regents.

NRS 396.7993         System and Board of Regents not obligated to acquire property from nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.7994         Status of nonprofit corporation on formation.

NRS 396.7995         Limitations on activities of nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.7996         Activities of nonprofit corporation public in nature.

NRS 396.7997         Income of nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.7998         Beneficial interest of System and Board of Regents in nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.7999         Approval of corporate acts by System.

ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

NRS 396.801           Formation of nonprofit corporation: Powers of Board of Regents.

NRS 396.802           System and Board of Regents not obligated to acquire property from nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.803           Status of nonprofit corporation on formation.

NRS 396.804           Limitations on activities of nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.805           Activities of nonprofit corporation public in nature.

NRS 396.806           Income of nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.807           Beneficial interest of System and Board of Regents in nonprofit corporation.

NRS 396.808           Approval of corporate acts by System.

UNIVERSITY SECURITIES LAW

NRS 396.809           Short title.

NRS 396.810           Purpose; supplemental nature.

NRS 396.811           Definitions.

NRS 396.812           “Acquisition” and “acquire” defined.

NRS 396.813           “Board” defined.

NRS 396.814           “Chair” and “Chair of the Board” defined.

NRS 396.8145         “Chancellor of the University” defined.

NRS 396.815           “Commercial bank” defined.

NRS 396.816           “Cost of any project” defined.

NRS 396.8163         “Disposal” and “dispose” defined.

NRS 396.8167         “Equip” and “equipment” defined.

NRS 396.817           “Facilities” defined.

NRS 396.818           “Federal Government” defined.

NRS 396.819           “Federal securities” defined.

NRS 396.820           “Gross revenues” and “gross pledged revenues” defined.

NRS 396.821           “Hereby,” “herein,” “hereinabove,” “hereinafter,” “hereinbefore,” “hereof,” “hereto,” “hereunder,” “heretofore” and “hereafter” defined.

NRS 396.822           “Holder” defined.

NRS 396.823           “Improvement” and “improve” defined.

NRS 396.824           “Net revenues” and “net pledged revenues” defined.

NRS 396.825           “Operation and maintenance expenses” defined.

NRS 396.826           “Operation and maintenance expenses”: Exclusions from definition.

NRS 396.828           “Pledged revenues” defined.

NRS 396.829           “Pledged revenues”: Exclusions from definition.

NRS 396.831           “Project” defined.

NRS 396.832           “Secretary of the Board” defined.

NRS 396.833           “Securities” defined.

NRS 396.834           “State” defined.

NRS 396.835           “Treasurer of the University” defined.

NRS 396.836           “Trust bank” defined.

NRS 396.837           “United States” defined.

NRS 396.838           “University” defined.

NRS 396.839           Bonds and other securities are special obligations payable solely out of net pledged revenues.

NRS 396.8395         Revenues which may be included as pledged revenues.

NRS 396.840           Proposed securities: Sufficiency of revenues; earnings test; estimates and adjustments.

NRS 396.841           Payment of securities not to be secured by encumbrance, mortgage or pledge of property; exception.

NRS 396.842           Recourse against individual Regents: Acceptance of securities constitutes waiver and release.

NRS 396.843           Bonds and other securities not obligations of or enforceable against State; restrictions on pledges, assignments and encumbrances.

NRS 396.844           Faith of State pledged against repeal, amendment or modification of University Securities Law.

NRS 396.845           Power of University or Regents to become obligated and issue securities for project; other powers.

NRS 396.8455         Board of Regents authorized to delegate its authority to sign contract for purchase of securities or to accept bid for securities; certain terms of securities must be approved by Board of Regents.

NRS 396.846           Types of securities which may be issued; series.

NRS 396.847           Notes and warrants: Maturity; extension or funding.

NRS 396.848           Temporary bonds: Conditions, terms and provisions; holder’s rights and remedies.

NRS 396.849           Resolution authorizing issuance of securities: Description of purposes.

NRS 396.8495         Resolution authorizing issuance of securities may fix rate of interest; Board of Regents authorized to enter into agreement for assurance of payment in connection with securities; exemption from limitation on rates of interest.

NRS 396.850           Details of securities provided by resolution.

NRS 396.851           Recital in securities conclusive evidence of validity and regularity of issuance.

NRS 396.852           Denomination, negotiability and maturity of securities; interest and interest coupons.

NRS 396.853           Execution, signing, countersigning and authentication of securities and coupons; facsimile signature.

NRS 396.854           Redemption before maturity.

NRS 396.855           Repurchase of bonds and other securities.

NRS 396.856           Use of money received from issuance of securities.

NRS 396.857           Disposition of unexpended balance after completion of project.

NRS 396.858           Validity of securities not dependent on proceedings relating to project or completion of purpose; purchasers not responsible for application of proceeds.

NRS 396.859           Special funds and accounts: Creation; purposes.

NRS 396.860           Employment of legal and other expert services; contracts for sale and other purposes.

NRS 396.861           Investment and reinvestment of revenues and proceeds of securities in federal securities.

NRS 396.8615         Investment and reinvestment of pledged revenues and proceeds of securities issued in investment contract collateralized with securities issued by Federal Government.

NRS 396.862           Covenants and other provisions in bonds and other securities.

NRS 396.8625         Agreements in connection with securities: Exchange of interest rates; payment of interest at fixed rate or variable rate; terms; exemption from limitation on rates of interest; payments from pledged revenues authorized.

NRS 396.863           Pledged revenues received or credited subject to immediate lien; priority and validity of lien.

NRS 396.864           Rights and powers of holders of securities and trustees.

NRS 396.865           Receivers: Appointment; powers and duties.

NRS 396.866           Rights and remedies cumulative.

NRS 396.867           Failure of holder to proceed does not relieve University and its officers, agents and employees of liability for nonperformance of duties.

NRS 396.868           Interim debentures: Maturity; use of proceeds; issuance.

NRS 396.869           Interim debentures: Security for payment.

NRS 396.870           Interim debentures: Extension and funding.

NRS 396.871           Interim debentures: Funding by reissuance of bonds pledged as collateral security; issuance of other bonds.

NRS 396.872           Refunding of securities payable from pledged revenues: Resolution; trust indenture; limitations on call for prior redemption; exchange of outstanding securities held by State or its agencies; outstanding securities evidencing long-term loans.

NRS 396.873           Refunding bonds: Exchange for outstanding bonds or federal securities; public or private sale.

NRS 396.874           Conditions for refunding bonds.

NRS 396.875           Refunding bonds: Disposition of proceeds, accrued interest and premium; costs; escrow; trusts.

NRS 396.876           Proceeds of refunding bonds in escrow or trust: Investment; security; sufficient amount; purchaser not responsible for application of proceeds.

NRS 396.877           Refunding bonds payable from pledged revenues.

NRS 396.878           Issuance of bonds separately or in combination.

NRS 396.879           Other statutory provisions applicable to refunding bonds.

NRS 396.880           Conclusive determination of Board of Regents that statutory limitations have been met.

NRS 396.881           Bonds and other securities exempt from taxation; exception.

NRS 396.882           Bonds and other securities legal investments for state money.

NRS 396.883           Legal investments for other persons.

NRS 396.884           Sufficiency of NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive.

NRS 396.885           Liberal construction.

PROGRAM TO PROVIDE LOANS TO NURSING STUDENTS

NRS 396.890           Administration by Board of Regents; eligibility for loans; terms and repayment of loans; delinquency charges.

NRS 396.891           Limitations on amount of loans; distribution of loans among campuses of System.

NRS 396.892           Repayment of loans; exceptions; regulations.

NRS 396.893           Board of Regents may require cosigner or security for loan.

NRS 396.894           Board of Regents may require repayment of balance of loan under certain circumstances.

NRS 396.895           Recipient of loan required to comply with regulations adopted by Board of Regents; penalties.

NRS 396.896           Extension of period for repayment of loan: Application; approval by Board of Regents.

NRS 396.897           Credit towards repayment of loan for certain professional services provided without compensation.

NRS 396.898           Powers of Board of Regents.

HEALTH SERVICES IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

NRS 396.899           Nevada Health Service Corps: “Practitioner” defined.

NRS 396.900           Nevada Health Service Corps: Establishment by Board of Regents authorized.

NRS 396.901           Nevada Health Service Corps: Primary purposes.

NRS 396.902           Nevada Health Service Corps: Powers of University of Nevada School of Medicine.

NRS 396.903           Nevada Health Service Corps: Program for repayment of loans on behalf of certain practitioners.

NRS 396.905           Use of money by the University of Nevada School of Medicine for development of obstetrical access program.

NRS 396.906           Nevada Office of Rural Health: Establishment; duties; use of gifts and other money.

NRS 396.907           Area Health Education Center Program: Establishment; duties; use of gifts and other money.

NRS 396.908           Medical Education Council of Nevada: Establishment; duties; use of gifts and other money.

THE GOVERNOR GUINN MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

NRS 396.911           Legislative declaration.

NRS 396.914           Definitions.

NRS 396.916           “Eligible institution” defined.

NRS 396.917           “Memorial Scholarship” defined.

NRS 396.918           “Millennium Scholarship” defined.

NRS 396.922           “Trust Fund” defined.

NRS 396.926           Creation of Program; Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund; deposit and investment of money in Fund; administration by Treasurer; use of money in Fund.

NRS 396.930           Eligibility requirements for Millennium Scholarship; duties and powers of Board of Regents; outreach to certain students; affidavit declaring eligibility.

NRS 396.934           Maximum amount of Millennium Scholarship; remedial courses excluded from payment; requirements for continuing eligibility; recipients encouraged to volunteer community service; ineligibility if requirements not satisfied; disbursement upon certification of eligibility; procedures for refund.

NRS 396.938           Development of plan to direct other financial aid to students who are not eligible for Millennium Scholarships.

NRS 396.940           Establishment of account within Trust Fund to provide Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarships; acceptance of gifts and grants; deposit and investment of money in account.

NRS 396.945           Eligibility criteria for Memorial Scholarship; submission and review of applications; selection of recipient; maximum amount of Memorial Scholarship; authorized uses of Memorial Scholarship.

UNLAWFUL ACTS

NRS 396.970           Surreptitious electronic surveillance on campus; exceptions.

NRS 396.980           Use of diisocyanate in maintenance or repair of building owned or operated by System while certain persons are present.

NRS 396.990           Use of false or misleading degrees.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 396.005  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Board of Regents” means the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada.

      2.  “Community college” means all of the community colleges within the Nevada System of Higher Education.

      3.  “State college” means all of the state colleges within the Nevada System of Higher Education.

      4.  “System” means the Nevada System of Higher Education.

      5.  “University” means all of the universities within the Nevada System of Higher Education.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 340; A 2005, 358)

      NRS 396.010  Seat of University; extension instruction, research and service activities conducted throughout State.

      1.  The seat of the State University, as described in Section 4 of Article 11 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, is hereby located at the Office of the Chancellor of the System.

      2.  Extension instruction on the collegiate level, research and service activities may be conducted throughout the State.

      [Part 1:85:1873; A 1885, 75; BH § 1375; cited C § 5101; RL § 4652; NCL § 7745]—(NRS A 1957, 166; 1965, 214; 1969, 1432; 1981, 897; 1993, 341; 2005, 359)

      NRS 396.020  Legal and corporate name of University; name and composition of System.  The legal and corporate name of the State University is the University of Nevada. The System of:

      1.  Universities;

      2.  State colleges;

      3.  Community colleges;

      4.  Administrative services;

      5.  Research facilities, including, without limitation:

      (a) The Desert Research Institute;

      (b) The Ethics Institute; and

      (c) The Center for the Analysis of Crime Statistics, established within the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and

      6.  Departments within the Public Service Division,

Ê administered under the direction of the Board of Regents is hereby collectively known as the Nevada System of Higher Education. The System is comprised of such branches and facilities as the Board of Regents deems appropriate.

      [1:208:1907; RL § 4638; NCL § 7725]—(NRS A 1969, 1433; 1993, 341; 2003, 642; 2005, 359)

BOARD OF REGENTS

      NRS 396.031  Definitions.  As used in NRS 396.031 to 396.046, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Block” means the smallest geographical unit whose boundaries were designated by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce in its topographically integrated geographic encoding and referencing system.

      2.  “Block group” means a combination of blocks whose numbers begin with the same digit.

      3.  “Census tract” means a combination of block groups.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1820; A 1991, 1095; 2001 Special Session, 365; 2011, 1531)

      NRS 396.035  Attachment of omitted area to appropriate district; certification and filing of attachment.

      1.  If any area of this state is omitted from the provisions of NRS 396.031 to 396.046, inclusive, the county clerk, the Carson City Clerk or the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, upon discovery of the omission, shall notify the Secretary of State of the omission. The Secretary of State shall attach that area to the appropriate district as follows:

      (a) If the area is surrounded by a district, it must be attached to that district.

      (b) If the area is contiguous to two or more districts, it must be attached to the district that has the least population.

      2.  Any attachments made pursuant to the provisions of this section must be certified in writing and filed with the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau and with the Secretary of State. No change may be made in any attachments until the districts are again reapportioned.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1820; A 1991, 1096; 2001 Special Session, 366)

      NRS 396.040  Number of Regents; election from certain districts; residency requirements.

      1.  The Board of Regents consists of 13 members elected by the registered voters within the districts described in NRS 396.0415 to 396.046, inclusive.

      2.  The members of the Board of Regents must be elected as follows:

      (a) At the general election in 2002, and every 6 years thereafter, one member of the Board of Regents must be elected from districts 2, 3, 5 and 10.

      (b) At the general election in 2004, and every 6 years thereafter, one member of the Board of Regents must be elected from districts 6, 7, 8, 11 and 13.

      (c) At the general election in 2006, and every 6 years thereafter, one member of the Board of Regents must be elected from districts 1, 4, 9 and 12.

      3.  Each member of the Board of Regents must be a resident of the district from which the member is elected.

      [Part 2:37:1887; A 1905, 190; 1917, 352; 1941, 91; 1931 NCL § 7727]—(NRS A 1957, 166; 1959, 81; 1967, 408; 1971, 1531; 1973, 241; 1981, 1822; 1991, 1096; 2001 Special Session, 366)

      NRS 396.0411  Maps of districts: Duties of Director of Legislative Counsel Bureau.  The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall:

      1.  Retain in an office of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, copies of maps of the districts described in NRS 396.0415 to 396.046, inclusive.

      2.  Make available copies of the maps to any interested person for a reasonable fee, not to exceed the actual costs of producing copies of the maps.

      3.  File a copy of the maps with the Secretary of State.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1095; A 2001 Special Session, 367)

      NRS 396.0413  Maps of districts: Duties of Secretary of State.  The Secretary of State shall:

      1.  Provide to the clerk of each county and the Clerk of Carson City, copies of the maps filed pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 396.0411.

      2.  Make available copies of the maps to any interested person for a reasonable fee, not to exceed the actual costs of producing copies of the maps.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1095)

      NRS 396.0415  District 1.  District 1 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 000201, 000302, 000401, 000900, 003430, 003431, 003500, 003607, 003609, 003610, 003612, 003613, 003615, 003616, 003617, 003619, 003620, 003621, 003622, 003623, 003624, 003625, 003626, 003627, 003629, 003630, 003631, 003632, 003633, 003634, 003635, 003636, 003637, 003638, 003639, 003640, 003641, 003642, 003643, 003644 and 003700.

      2.  In census tract 000101, block group 5.

      3.  In census tract 000203, blocks 1000 and 1001.

      4.  In census tract 000301:

      (a) Block groups 1 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2058, 2059 and 2060.

      5.  In census tract 000402, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 3003 and 3004.

      6.  In census tract 000403, blocks 1010, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028 and 1029.

      7.  In census tract 000700:

      (a) Block groups 1, 2 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4018, 4019 and 4020.

      8.  In census tract 000800, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

      9.  In census tract 003309, block 3000.

      10.  In census tract 003618:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017 and 1018.

      11.  In census tract 003628:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1071, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111 and 1112.

      12.  In census tract 003800, blocks 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 4005 and 4006.

      13.  In census tract 004500, blocks 1007, 1010 and 1015.

      14.  In census tract 004601, blocks 1008, 2008 and 2009.

      15.  In census tract 004602, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006 and 1011.

      16.  In census tract 004715, blocks 1009, 1010, 1011, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 2000 and 2003.

      17.  In census tract 005902, blocks 1247, 1248, 1249, 1250, 1252, 1253, 1257, 1258, 1260, 1262, 1469, 1470, 1471, 1472, 1473, 1474, 1475, 1476, 1479, 1480, 1481, 1482 and 1497.

      18.  In census tract 006001, blocks 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 2004, 2006 and 2007.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1820; A 1991, 1097; 2001 Special Session, 367; 2011, 1532)

      NRS 396.0425  District 2.  District 2 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 000103, 000105, 000106, 000107, 000108, 000109, 001003, 001004, 001005, 001006, 002905, 002936, 002947, 002949, 003001, 003102, 003103, 003104, 003303, 003305, 003306, 003307, 003308, 003309, 003311, 003318, 003319, 003321, 003409, 003410, 003412, 003413, 003414, 003416, 003419, 003420, 003422, 003423, 003426, 003427, 003428 and 003429.

      2.  In census tract 000101, block groups 1, 2, 3 and 4.

      3.  In census tract 000203:

      (a) Block groups 2, 3 and 4.

      (b) Blocks 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011 and 1012.

      4.  In census tract 000204:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038 and 2039.

      5.  In census tract 000301, blocks 2025, 2026, 2027, 2032, 2056 and 2057.

      6.  In census tract 003004, blocks 2012 and 2013.

      7.  In census tract 003005, blocks 4000, 4001 and 4002.

      8.  In census tract 003006, blocks 3000 and 3001.

      9.  In census tract 003204, blocks 4018, 4019 and 4020.

      10.  In census tract 003235, blocks 1003, 1004, 1005, 1010 and 1019.

      11.  In census tract 003310:

      (a) Block group 3.

      (b) Blocks 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

      12.  In census tract 003312, blocks 1030, 1031, 1032, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

      13.  In census tract 003313, blocks 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

      14.  In census tract 003317:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.

      15.  In census tract 003320:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027 and 1028.

      16.  In census tract 003408, blocks 1036, 1037 and 2000.

      17.  In census tract 003411, blocks 1000 and 2000.

      18.  In census tract 003415:

      (a) Block groups 2, 3, 4 and 5.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002 and 1003.

      19.  In census tract 003418, block 2000.

      20.  In census tract 003421, block 3000.

      21.  In census tract 003618, block 1019.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1820; A 1991, 1097; 2001 Special Session, 368; 2003, 754; 2011, 1534)

      NRS 396.043  District 3.  District 3 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 002405, 002406, 002506, 002603, 002604, 002605, 002708, 002810, 002811, 002814, 002828, 002829, 002830, 002832, 002833, 002834, 002835, 002836, 002837, 002838, 002843, 002844, 002845, 002846, 002847, 002848, 005318, 005319, 005320, 005321, 005322, 005333, 005337, 005338, 005346, 005348, 005349, 005350 and 005351.

      2.  In census tract 002501:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1016, 1018 and 3008.

      3.  In census tract 002504:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

      4.  In census tract 002706, block groups 1 and 3.

      5.  In census tract 002707, blocks 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 2006, 2007, 3005, 3006 and 3007.

      6.  In census tract 002831, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024 and 1025.

      7.  In census tract 002841:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066 and 1067.

      8.  In census tract 002842:

      (a) Block groups 2 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028 and 1029.

      9.  In census tract 005315:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015 and 1016.

      10.  In census tract 005317, block groups 2 and 3.

      11.  In census tract 005347, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1013, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2035, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043 and 2044.

      12.  In census tract 005352, block group 1.

      13.  In census tract 005355:

      (a) Block groups 2 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 1027 and 1028.

      14.  In census tract 005711:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1019, 1020, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182 and 1183.

      15.  In census tract 005712, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028 and 1208.

      16.  In census tract 005714:

      (a) Block groups 1, 3 and 4.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2016, 5000 and 5001.

      17.  In census tract 005715:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2027, 2028, 2030, 2031, 2033, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017 and 4018.

      18.  In census tract 006700:

      (a) Block groups 2, 3 and 4.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1031, 1032 and 1033.

      19.  In census tract 006800:

      (a) Block groups 1, 2 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4023, 4024, 4025, 4026, 4027, 4028, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4033, 4034, 4035, 4036, 4037, 4038, 4039, 4040, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4050, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068, 4069, 4070, 4071, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4077, 4078, 4079, 4080, 4081, 4082, 4083, 4084, 4085, 4086, 4087 and 4088.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1820; A 1991, 1098; 2001 Special Session, 369; 2003, 756; 2011, 1536)

      NRS 396.0435  District 4.  District 4 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 000513, 000515, 000517, 000519, 000527, 000528, 001607, 001608, 001610, 001611, 001612, 001613, 001714, 001715, 001716, 001718, 001801, 004703, 004707, 004709, 004710, 004712, 004713, 004714, 004716, 004717, 004910, 004911, 004912, 004914, 004915, 004916, 004917, 004918, 004920, 004921, 004924, 006201, 006202, 006203 and 007100.

      2.  In census tract 000514:

      (a) Block groups 1, 2, 3 and 5.

      (b) Blocks 4000, 4001, 4002 and 4003.

      3.  In census tract 001502, block groups 1, 3 and 4.

      4.  In census tract 001609:

      (a) Block groups 3 and 4.

      (b) Blocks 2005 and 2006.

      5.  In census tract 001709, blocks 1025, 1026, 1027 and 1028.

      6.  In census tract 001710:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1008, 1009, 1012, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019 and 1020.

      7.  In census tract 001713, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1013 and 1014.

      8.  In census tract 001803, blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

      9.  In census tract 001804, block group 1.

      10.  In census tract 002822, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

      11.  In census tract 004715, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1028, 1029, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

      12.  In census tract 004907, blocks 1016 and 1017.

      13.  In census tract 004919, blocks 1001 and 1006.

      14.  In census tract 004926:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2008 and 2009.

      15.  In census tract 005006, block groups 2 and 5.

      16.  In census tract 005010, block groups 1 and 3.

      17.  In census tract 005011:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

      18.  In census tract 006204:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016 and 1017.

      19.  In census tract 007800, block 2012.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1820; A 1991, 1098; 2001 Special Session, 370; 2003, 757; 2011, 1538)

      NRS 396.044  District 5.  District 5 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 000510, 000516, 000518, 000520, 000521, 000522, 000523, 000524, 000525, 000526, 000600, 001100, 001200, 001300, 001401, 001402, 001501, 001901, 001902, 002000, 002201, 002203, 002204, 002206, 002207, 002302, 002303, 002403, 002404, 002935, 002937, 002938, 002942, 002946, 002948, 002954, 002964, 002965, 002966, 002995, 002996, 004000, 004100, 004200, 004301, 004302, 004401 and 004402.

      2.  In census tract 000204, blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2040.

      3.  In census tract 000402:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3005, 3006, 3007 and 3008.

      4.  In census tract 000403:

      (a) Block groups 2 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019 and 1020.

      5.  In census tract 000514, block 4004.

      6.  In census tract 000700, blocks 4008, 4009 and 4017.

      7.  In census tract 000800, blocks 1007, 1008, 1017, 1018, 2006 and 2007.

      8.  In census tract 001502, block group 2.

      9.  In census tract 001609:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007.

      10.  In census tract 001803:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2006 and 2007.

      11.  In census tract 001804, block groups 2 and 3.

      12.  In census tract 002501, blocks 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014 and 1015.

      13.  In census tract 002956, blocks 1003 and 1004.

      14.  In census tract 003800:

      (a) Block groups 1, 2 and 5.

      (b) Blocks 3006, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003 and 4004.

      15.  In census tract 004500:

      (a) Block groups 2, 3 and 4.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1009, 1011, 1012, 1013 and 1014.

      16.  In census tract 004601:

      (a) Block group 3.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1009, 1010, 1011, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

      17.  In census tract 004602:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018 and 1019.

      18.  In census tract 006700, blocks 1009, 1010, 1011 and 1012.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1821; A 1991, 1099; 2001 Special Session, 371; 2011, 1539)

      NRS 396.0445  District 6.  District 6 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 002976, 002977, 002978, 002979, 002980, 002981, 002982, 002983, 002984, 002985, 004923, 004925, 005005, 005007, 005013, 005014, 005015, 005421, 005422, 005423, 005432, 005433, 005434, 005436, 005437, 005438, 005439, 005702, 005704, 005705, 005713, 005830, 005833, 005834, 005835, 005836, 005837, 005838, 005839 and 006103.

      2.  In census tract 002831, blocks 1004 and 1017.

      3.  In census tract 002841, blocks 1010, 1011 and 1068.

      4.  In census tract 002842, blocks 1016, 1017 and 1018.

      5.  In census tract 002961, blocks 1019 and 1020.

      6.  In census tract 002962, blocks 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131 and 1133.

      7.  In census tract 002974, block 2009.

      8.  In census tract 002975, block 1021.

      9.  In census tract 004907:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015 and 1018.

      10.  In census tract 004919:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005 and 1007.

      11.  In census tract 004926, blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

      12.  In census tract 005006, block groups 1, 3 and 4.

      13.  In census tract 005016, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1025, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053 and 1054.

      14.  In census tract 005017, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030 and 1031.

      15.  In census tract 005343, block 1036.

      16.  In census tract 005435:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032 and 2033.

      17.  In census tract 005502, block 1028.

      18.  In census tract 005613, blocks 4152, 4153, 4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4161, 4162, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4168, 4169, 4170, 4171, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4175, 4176, 4177, 4178, 4179, 4180, 4181, 4182, 4183, 4184, 4190, 4191, 4192, 4193, 4194, 4195, 4196, 4197, 4198, 4199, 4200, 4201, 4202, 4203, 4204, 4205, 4206, 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214, 4215, 4216, 4217, 4223, 4224, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229, 4231, 4232, 4233, 4234, 4235, 4236, 4237, 4238, 4239, 4240, 4241, 4242, 4243, 4244, 4245, 4246, 4247, 4248, 4249, 4250, 4251, 4252, 4253, 4254, 4255, 4256, 4257, 4258, 4259, 4260, 4261, 4262, 4263, 4264, 4265, 4266, 4267, 4268, 4269, 4270, 4271, 4272, 4273, 4274, 4275, 4276, 4277, 4278, 4279, 4280, 4281, 4282, 4283, 4284, 4285, 4286, 4287, 4288, 4289, 4290, 4291, 4292, 4293, 4294, 4295, 4296, 4297, 4298, 4299, 4300, 4301, 4302, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4308, 4309, 4310, 4311, 4312, 4313, 4314, 4315, 4316, 4317, 4318, 4319, 4320, 4321, 4322, 4323, 4324, 4325, 4326, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4330, 4331, 4332, 4333, 4334, 4335, 4336, 4337, 4338, 4339, 4340, 4341, 4342, 4343, 4344, 4345, 4346, 4347, 4348, 4349, 4350, 4352, 4357, 4404, 4405, 4406 and 4407.

      19.  In census tract 005703:

      (a) Block groups 1 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2050, 2056, 2057, 2059, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2098, 2099, 2100, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2123, 2124, 2125, 2126, 2127, 2128, 2129, 2130, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2149, 2150, 2151, 2152, 2153, 2154, 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2167, 2168, 2169, 2170, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2178, 2179, 2180, 2181, 2182, 2183, 2184, 2185, 2186, 2187, 2188, 2189, 2190, 2191, 2192, 2193, 2194, 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2200, 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215, 2216, 2217, 2218, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2223, 2224, 2225, 2226, 2227, 2228, 2229, 2230, 2231, 2232, 2233, 2234, 2235, 2236, 2237, 2238, 2239, 2240, 2241, 2242, 2243, 2244, 2245, 2246, 2247, 2248, 2249, 2250, 2251, 2252, 2253, 2254, 2255, 2256, 2257, 2258, 2259, 2260, 2261, 2262, 2263, 2264, 2265, 2266, 2267, 2268, 2269, 2270, 2271, 2272, 2273, 2274, 2275, 2276, 2277, 2278, 2279, 2280, 2281, 2282, 2283, 2284, 2285, 2286, 2287, 2288, 2289, 2290, 2291, 2292, 2293, 2294, 2295, 2296, 2297, 2298, 2299, 2300, 2301, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2306, 2307, 2308, 2309, 2310, 2311, 2312, 2313, 2314, 2315, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2319, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, 2325, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2329, 2330, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2334, 2335, 2336, 2337, 2338, 2339, 2340, 2341, 2342, 2343, 2344, 2345, 2346, 2347, 2348, 2349, 2350, 2351, 2352, 2353, 2354, 2355, 2356, 2357, 2358, 2359, 2360, 2361, 2362, 2363, 2364, 2365, 2366, 2367, 2368, 2369, 2370, 2371, 2372, 2373, 2374, 2375, 2376, 2377, 2378, 2379, 2380, 2381, 2382, 2383, 2384, 2385, 2386, 2387, 2388, 2389, 2390, 2391, 2392, 2393, 2394, 2395, 2396, 2397, 2398, 2399, 2400, 2401, 2402, 2403, 2404, 2405, 2406, 2407, 2408, 2409, 2410, 2411, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415, 2416, 2417, 2418, 2419, 2420, 2421, 2422, 2423, 2424, 2425, 2426, 2427, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2431, 2432, 2433, 2434, 2435, 2436, 2437, 2438, 2439, 2440, 2441, 2442, 2443, 2444, 2445, 2446, 2447, 2448, 2449, 2450, 2451, 2452, 2453, 2454, 2455, 2456, 2457, 2458, 2459, 2460, 2461, 2462, 2463, 2464, 2465, 2466, 2467, 2468, 2469, 2470, 2471, 2472, 2473, 2474, 2475, 2476, 2477, 2478, 2479, 2480, 2481, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2485, 2486, 2487, 2488, 2489, 2490, 2491, 2492, 2493, 2494, 2495, 2496, 2497, 2498, 2499, 2500, 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506, 2507, 2508, 2509, 2510, 2511, 2512, 2513, 2514, 2515, 2516, 2517, 2518, 2519, 2520, 2521, 2522, 2523, 2524, 2525, 2526, 2527, 2528, 2529, 2530, 2531, 2532, 2533, 2534, 2535, 2536, 2537, 2538, 2539, 2540, 2541, 2542, 2543, 2544, 2545, 2546, 2547, 2548, 2549, 2550, 2551, 2552, 2553, 2554, 2555, 2556, 2557, 2558, 2559, 2560, 2561, 2562, 2563, 2564, 2565, 2566, 2567, 2568, 2569, 2570, 2571, 2572, 2573, 2574, 2575, 2576, 2577, 2578, 2579, 2580, 2581, 2582, 2583, 2584, 2585, 2586, 2587, 2588, 2589, 2590, 2591, 2592, 2593, 2594, 2595, 2596, 2597 and 2598.

      20.  In census tract 005711, blocks 1048, 1089, 1090, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143 and 1144.

      21.  In census tract 005712:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221 and 1222.

      22.  In census tract 005714, blocks 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5015, 5016, 5017, 5018, 5019, 5020, 5021, 5022, 5023, 5024, 5025, 5026 and 5027.

      23.  In census tract 005715, blocks 2024, 2025, 2026, 2032 and 4019.

      24.  In census tract 005716:

      (a) Block groups 1 and 2.

      (b) Blocks 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3026, 3027, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031 and 3032.

      25.  In census tract 005827, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1227, 1228, 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, 1233, 1234, 1235, 1236, 1237, 1238, 1239, 1240, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1245, 1246, 1247, 1248, 1249, 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255, 1256, 1257, 1258, 1259, 1260, 1261, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265, 1266, 1267, 1268, 1269, 1270, 1271, 1272, 1273, 1274, 1275, 1276, 1277, 1278, 1279, 1280, 1281, 1282, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1293, 1294, 1302, 1303, 1305, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311 and 1317.

      26.  In census tract 005831, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1059 and 1061.

      27.  In census tract 005832, block 1073.

      28.  In census tract 006104:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070 and 1071.

      29.  In census tract 007200, block groups 1, 3 and 4.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1821; A 1991, 1100; 2001 Special Session, 372; 2011, 1541)

      NRS 396.045  District 7.  District 7 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 002915, 002916, 002919, 002939, 002940, 002941, 002944, 002950, 002951, 002952, 002953, 002957, 003003, 003208, 003210, 003211, 003213, 003214, 003215, 003218, 003219, 003220, 003222, 003223, 003226, 003227, 003239, 003240, 003241, 003242, 003243, 003244, 003245, 003246, 003247, 003248, 003249, 003250, 003251, 003252, 003253, 003254, 003260, 003261, 003262, 005803, 005804 and 005805.

      2.  In census tract 003004:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

      3.  In census tract 003005:

      (a) Block groups 1, 2 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 4003, 4004 and 4005.

      4.  In census tract 003006:

      (a) Block groups 1 and 2.

      (b) Blocks 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006 and 3007.

      5.  In census tract 003238:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2014, 3000, 3019, 3020 and 3021.

      6.  In census tract 003408:

      (a) Block group 3.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1038, 1039, 1040, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

      7.  In census tract 003411, blocks 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

      8.  In census tract 003415, blocks 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012 and 1013.

      9.  In census tract 003418:

      (a) Block groups 1 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

      10.  In census tract 003421:

      (a) Block groups 1 and 2.

      (b) Blocks 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005 and 3006.

      11.  In census tract 005823, blocks 1033 and 1034.

      12.  In census tract 005843, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007 and 1008.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1821; A 1991, 1100; 2001 Special Session, 372; 2011, 1545)

      NRS 396.0451  District 8.  District 8 consists of:

      1.  Elko County, Eureka County, Humboldt County, Lincoln County, Nye County and White Pine County.

      2.  In Clark County:

      (a) Census tracts 005607, 005612, 005614, 005615, 005818, 005828, 005829, 005855, 005856, 005903, 005904, 005905, 007600 and 007800.

      (b) In census tract 003229, blocks 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1040, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1051 and 1055.

      (c) In census tract 003628, blocks 1068, 1069, 1070, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1095, 1096, 1104 and 1113.

      (d) In census tract 005613:

             (1) Block groups 1, 2, 3 and 5.

             (2) Blocks 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4023, 4024, 4025, 4026, 4027, 4028, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4033, 4034, 4035, 4036, 4037, 4038, 4039, 4040, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4050, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068, 4069, 4070, 4071, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, 4078, 4079, 4080, 4081, 4082, 4083, 4084, 4085, 4086, 4087, 4088, 4089, 4090, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094, 4095, 4096, 4097, 4098, 4099, 4100, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114, 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123, 4124, 4125, 4126, 4127, 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4134, 4135, 4136, 4137, 4138, 4139, 4140, 4141, 4142, 4143, 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4148, 4149, 4150, 4151, 4159, 4160, 4185, 4186, 4187, 4188, 4189, 4218, 4219, 4220, 4221, 4222, 4225, 4230, 4351, 4353, 4354, 4355, 4356, 4358, 4359, 4360, 4361, 4362, 4363, 4364, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4370, 4371, 4372, 4373, 4374, 4375, 4376, 4377, 4378, 4379, 4380, 4381, 4382, 4383, 4384, 4385, 4386, 4387, 4388, 4389, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4394, 4395, 4396, 4397, 4398, 4399, 4400, 4401, 4402, 4403, 4408, 4409 and 4410.

      (e) In census tract 005823, blocks 1005, 1007, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1022, 1024, 1025, 1036, 1040 and 1041.

      (f) In census tract 005827:

             (1) Block group 2.

             (2) Blocks 1028, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1096, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1121, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1244, 1292, 1295, 1296, 1297, 1298, 1299, 1300, 1301, 1304, 1306, 1307, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315, 1316, 1318 and 1319.

      (g) In census tract 005831, blocks 1047, 1048, 1049, 1058 and 1060.

      (h) In census tract 005832, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1074 and 1075.

      (i) In census tract 005840, blocks 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1119, 1120 and 1121.

      (j) In census tract 005854, blocks 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 3002, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008 and 3009.

      (k) In census tract 005902:

             (1) Block group 2.

             (2) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1229, 1230, 1231, 1232, 1233, 1234, 1235, 1236, 1237, 1238, 1239, 1240, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1244, 1245, 1246, 1251, 1254, 1255, 1256, 1259, 1261, 1263, 1264, 1265, 1266, 1267, 1268, 1269, 1270, 1271, 1272, 1273, 1274, 1275, 1276, 1277, 1278, 1279, 1280, 1281, 1282, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291, 1292, 1293, 1294, 1295, 1296, 1297, 1298, 1299, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1315, 1316, 1317, 1318, 1319, 1320, 1321, 1322, 1323, 1324, 1325, 1326, 1327, 1328, 1329, 1330, 1331, 1332, 1333, 1334, 1335, 1336, 1337, 1338, 1339, 1340, 1341, 1342, 1343, 1344, 1345, 1346, 1347, 1348, 1349, 1350, 1351, 1352, 1353, 1354, 1355, 1356, 1357, 1358, 1359, 1360, 1361, 1362, 1363, 1364, 1365, 1366, 1367, 1368, 1369, 1370, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1374, 1375, 1376, 1377, 1378, 1379, 1380, 1381, 1382, 1383, 1384, 1385, 1386, 1387, 1388, 1389, 1390, 1391, 1392, 1393, 1394, 1395, 1396, 1397, 1398, 1399, 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1413, 1414, 1415, 1416, 1417, 1418, 1419, 1420, 1421, 1422, 1423, 1424, 1425, 1426, 1427, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1431, 1432, 1433, 1434, 1435, 1436, 1437, 1438, 1439, 1440, 1441, 1442, 1443, 1444, 1445, 1446, 1447, 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451, 1452, 1453, 1454, 1455, 1456, 1457, 1458, 1459, 1460, 1461, 1462, 1463, 1464, 1465, 1466, 1467, 1468, 1477, 1478, 1483, 1484, 1485, 1486, 1487, 1488, 1489, 1490, 1491, 1492, 1493, 1494, 1495, 1496, 1498, 1499, 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1515, 1516, 1517, 1518, 1519, 1520, 1521, 1522, 1523, 1524, 1525, 1526, 1527, 1528, 1529, 1530, 1531, 1532, 1533, 1534, 1535, 1536, 1537, 1538, 1539, 1540, 1541, 1542, 1543, 1544, 1545, 1546, 1547, 1548, 1549, 1550, 1551, 1552, 1553, 1554, 1555, 1556, 1557, 1558, 1559, 1560, 1561, 1562, 1563, 1564, 1565, 1566, 1567, 1568, 1569, 1570, 1571, 1572, 1573, 1574, 1575, 1576, 1577, 1578, 1579, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1583, 1584, 1585, 1586, 1587, 1588, 1589, 1590, 1591, 1592, 1593, 1594, 1595, 1596, 1597, 1598, 1599, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1608, 1609, 1610, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1614, 1615, 1616, 1617, 1618, 1619, 1620, 1621, 1622, 1623, 1624, 1625, 1626, 1627, 1628, 1629, 1630, 1631, 1632, 1633, 1634, 1635, 1636, 1637, 1638, 1639, 1640, 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1646, 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, 1653, 1654, 1655, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1666, 1667, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1671, 1672, 1673, 1674, 1675, 1676 and 1677.

      (l) In census tract 006001:

             (1) Block groups 4 and 5.

             (2) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1040, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 3000.

      (m) In census tract 006104, blocks 1000 and 1066.

      (n) In census tract 006204, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034 and 1035.

      (o) In census tract 007200, block group 2.

      (p) In census tract 007500, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1080, 1081, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1190, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214 and 1215.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1094; A 2001 Special Session, 373; 2011, 1546)

      NRS 396.0453  District 9.  District 9 consists of:

      1.  Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Esmeralda County, Lander County, Lyon County, Mineral County and Storey County.

      2.  In Washoe County:

      (a) Census tracts 003305, 003306, 003307, 003309 and 990000.

      (b) In census tract 003202:

             (1) Block groups 1, 3 and 4.

             (2) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2041, 2042, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 5018, 5021, 5022, 5023, 5024, 5025, 5026, 5027, 5028, 5029, 5030, 5031, 5032, 5033, 5034, 5035, 5036, 5037, 5038, 5039, 5040, 5041, 5042, 5043 and 5044.

      (c) In census tract 003203, blocks 1057 and 1058.

      (d) In census tract 003204:

             (1) Block group 1.

             (2) Blocks 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2058, 2059, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095 and 2096.

      (e) In census tract 003308, blocks 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 3011, 3012 and 3013.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1095; A 2001 Special Session, 374; 2003, 757; 2011, 1549)

      NRS 396.0455  District 10.  District 10 consists of, in Washoe County:

      1.  Census tracts 000101, 000201, 000202, 000300, 000400, 000700, 000900, 001005, 001008, 001009, 001010, 001011, 001012, 001013, 001014, 001015, 001101, 001103, 001104, 001105, 001201, 001202, 001300, 001801, 002104, 002105, 002106, 002107, 002204, 002205, 002206, 002207, 002208, 002209, 002210, 002211, 002212, 002302, 002406, 002407, 002408, 002409, 002410, 002411, 980000 and 980300.

      2.  In census tract 000102:

      (a) Block groups 2 and 3.

      (b) Blocks 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1051, 1052, 1053 and 1055.

      3.  In census tract 001400, blocks 1029 and 1030.

      4.  In census tract 001501, blocks 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010 and 4011.

      5.  In census tract 001502, block groups 2 and 5.

      6.  In census tract 001701:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1001, 1002, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016 and 1017.

      7.  In census tract 001702, blocks 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 3001, 3002, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020, 3021 and 3022.

      8.  In census tract 001802, blocks 1001, 1003, 1004, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017 and 2018.

      9.  In census tract 002103:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037 and 2038.

      10.  In census tract 002301:

      (a) Block groups 1, 2 and 4.

      (b) Blocks 3001, 3002, 3005, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3026, 3027, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3034, 3035, 3036, 3037, 3038, 3039, 3040, 3041, 3042, 3043, 3044, 3045, 3046, 3047, 3048, 3049, 3050, 3051, 3052, 3053, 3054, 3055 and 3056.

      11.  In census tract 002401:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1003, 1004, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027 and 1028.

      12.  In census tract 002412:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036 and 2037.

      13.  In census tract 002500, blocks 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 3012, 3014, 3015, 3017 and 3018.

      14.  In census tract 003202, blocks 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2043, 5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5015, 5016, 5017, 5019, 5020, 5045 and 5046.

      15.  In census tract 003203:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1059, 1060, 1061 and 1062.

      16.  In census tract 003204, blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2035, 2042, 2097, 2098 and 2099.

      17.  In census tract 003308:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1019, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3026, 3027, 3028 and 3029.

      18.  In census tract 980200, blocks 1013, 1014, 1018, 1019, 1020 and 1026.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1822; A 1991, 1101; 2001 Special Session, 374; 2003, 759; 2011, 1550)

      NRS 396.0456  District 11.  District 11 consists of:

      1.  Pershing County.

      2.  In Washoe County:

      (a) Census tracts 001901, 001902, 002603, 002610, 002611, 002612, 002613, 002614, 002615, 002616, 002617, 002618, 002619, 002703, 002704, 002705, 002706, 002707, 002801, 002802, 002901, 002902, 003000, 003101, 003105, 003106, 003108, 003109, 003110, 003501, 003503, 003504, 003507, 003508, 003509, 003510, 003511, 003512, 003513, 003514, 003515, 940200, 980100 and 990100.

      (b) In census tract 000102, blocks 1000, 1011, 1049, 1050 and 1054.

      (c) In census tract 001400:

             (1) Block group 2.

             (2) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028 and 1031.

      (d) In census tract 001501:

             (1) Block groups 1, 2 and 3.

             (2) Blocks 4012 and 4013.

      (e) In census tract 001502, block groups 1, 3 and 4.

      (f) In census tract 001701, blocks 1000, 1003, 1004, 1005 and 1006.

      (g) In census tract 001702:

             (1) Block group 1.

             (2) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 3000, 3003, 3004 and 3005.

      (h) In census tract 001802, blocks 1000, 1002, 1005, 1010, 1011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020.

      (i) In census tract 002103, blocks 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2011.

      (j) In census tract 002301, blocks 3000, 3003, 3004 and 3006.

      (k) In census tract 002401, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002 and 1005.

      (l) In census tract 002412, blocks 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2014.

      (m) In census tract 002500:

             (1) Block group 2.

             (2) Blocks 1000, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3013 and 3016.

      (n) In census tract 980200, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024 and 1025.

      (Added to NRS by 2001 Special Session, 363; A 2003, 760; 2011, 1553)

      NRS 396.0457  District 12.  District 12 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 001706, 001707, 001708, 001711, 001712, 001717, 002505, 002808, 002821, 002823, 002824, 002825, 002826, 002827, 005012, 005101, 005102, 005103, 005104, 005105, 005106, 005107, 005108, 005109, 005200, 005311, 005312, 005313, 005314, 005316, 005335, 005336, 005341, 005342, 005353, 005354, 005356, 005357, 005358, 005359, 005360, 005501, 005503, 005504 and 006900.

      2.  In census tract 001709, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1029 and 1030.

      3.  In census tract 001710, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1010, 1011 and 1013.

      4.  In census tract 001713:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023 and 1024.

      5.  In census tract 002501, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1017, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3009 and 3010.

      6.  In census tract 002504:

      (a) Block group 3.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2008.

      7.  In census tract 002706, block group 2.

      8.  In census tract 002707, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011 and 3012.

      9.  In census tract 002822, blocks 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2017.

      10.  In census tract 005010, block group 2.

      11.  In census tract 005011, blocks 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

      12.  In census tract 005016, blocks 1008, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047 and 1048.

      13.  In census tract 005017, blocks 1006, 1007, 1008 and 1009.

      14.  In census tract 005315:

      (a) Block group 3.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010 and 1017.

      15.  In census tract 005317, block groups 1, 4 and 5.

      16.  In census tract 005343:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035 and 1037.

      17.  In census tract 005352, block group 2.

      18.  In census tract 005355, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035 and 1036.

      19.  In census tract 005435, blocks 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

      20.  In census tract 005502:

      (a) Block groups 2, 3 and 4.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041 and 1042.

      21.  In census tract 005703, blocks 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2051, 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055 and 2058.

      22.  In census tract 005711, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1108, 1139, 1145, 1146 and 1184.

      23.  In census tract 005715, blocks 2029 and 3013.

      24.  In census tract 005716, block 3000.

      25.  In census tract 006800, blocks 4075 and 4076.

      (Added to NRS by 2001 Special Session, 364; A 2011, 1555)

      NRS 396.046  District 13.  District 13 consists of, in Clark County:

      1.  Census tracts 002958, 002967, 002968, 002969, 002970, 003228, 003230, 003231, 003232, 003233, 003234, 003236, 003237, 003314, 003315, 003316, 005806, 005807, 005808, 005809, 005811, 005813, 005822, 005824, 005825, 005826, 005841, 005842, 005844, 005845, 005846, 005847, 005848, 005849, 005850, 005851, 005852 and 005853.

      2.  In census tract 002956:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011 and 1012.

      3.  In census tract 002961:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1021 and 1022.

      4.  In census tract 002962, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1132 and 1134.

      5.  In census tract 002974:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

      6.  In census tract 002975:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019 and 1020.

      7.  In census tract 003204:

      (a) Block groups 1, 2, 3 and 5.

      (b) Blocks 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016 and 4017.

      8.  In census tract 003229:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1016, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1041, 1049, 1050, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066 and 1067.

      9.  In census tract 003235:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1020 and 1021.

      10.  In census tract 003238, blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3026 and 3027.

      11.  In census tract 003310, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008.

      12.  In census tract 003312, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1033, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

      13.  In census tract 003313:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

      14.  In census tract 003317, block 2008.

      15.  In census tract 003320, blocks 1017 and 1018.

      16.  In census tract 005823, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1006, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1014, 1015, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1023, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1035, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074 and 1075.

      17.  In census tract 005840, blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1092, 1096, 1102, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117 and 1118.

      18.  In census tract 005843:

      (a) Block group 2.

      (b) Blocks 1009, 1010 and 1011.

      19.  In census tract 005854:

      (a) Block group 1.

      (b) Blocks 2000, 2001, 2002, 3000, 3001 and 3003.

      20.  In census tract 006700, block 1030.

      21.  In census tract 007500, blocks 1014, 1018, 1028, 1039, 1078, 1079, 1082, 1083 and 1084.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1822; A 1991, 1101; 2001 Special Session, 376; 2003, 762; 2011, 1557)

      NRS 396.050  Oaths.  Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of the Office of Regent, every person elected as a Regent under the provisions of this chapter shall take and subscribe the official oath and file the same in the Office of the Secretary of State.

      [Part 2:37:1887; A 1905, 190; 1917, 352; 1941, 91; 1931 NCL § 7727]

      NRS 396.060  Vacancies.  In case of a vacancy in the Board of Regents caused by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by the appointment of a qualified person to serve until the next succeeding general election, when the vacancy shall be filled by election for the remainder of the unexpired term of office of the Regent originally elected.

      [Part 2:37:1887; A 1905, 190; 1917, 352; 1941, 91; 1931 NCL § 7727]—(NRS A 1967, 410)

      NRS 396.070  Salaries and expenses of Regents; restrictions on account to pay for hosting expenditures of Regent; annual report and availability of hosting expenditures.

      1.  Each member of the Board of Regents is entitled to receive a salary of $80 for each meeting of the Board that he or she attends.

      2.  Each member of the Board of Regents is entitled to receive in attending meetings of the Board, or while on Board of Regents’ business within the State:

      (a) A per diem expense allowance not to exceed the greater of:

             (1) The rate of $60; or

             (2) The maximum rate established by the Federal Government for the locality in which the travel is performed.

      (b) The travel allowance provided for state officers and employees generally.

      3.  If an account is established for a member of the Board of Regents to pay for hosting expenditures of the member:

      (a) The annual expenditures from the account may not exceed $2,500.

      (b) The account may be used only to pay for activities that are directly related to the duties of the member of the Board of Regents, including reasonable expenses for meals, beverages and small gifts. The account must not be used to pay for expenses associated with attending a sporting event or a political fundraising event.

      (c) The member of the Board of Regents must submit a monthly report of expenditures from the account to the Chancellor of the System. The report must include, without limitation, the amount of money expended from the account, the specific purpose and activity for which the money was expended and, if applicable, the person for whom the money was expended.

      (d) The Chancellor of the System shall compile the monthly reports into an annual report on or before January 30 of each year. The monthly reports and annual reports are public records and must be made available for public inspection.

      4.  As used in this section, “hosting expenditures” means reasonable expenses by or on behalf of a member of the Board of Regents who is conducting business activities necessary to provide a benefit to the System by establishing goodwill, promoting programs of the System or otherwise advancing the mission of the System.

      [Part 4:37:1887; C § 1393; RL § 4642; NCL § 7729]—(NRS A 1957, 168; 1971, 175; 1977, 50; 1981, 890, 1982; 1995, 183; 2005, 1077; 2007, 602)

      NRS 396.080  Chair of Board.  The Board of Regents shall have the power to appoint a Chair.

      [Part 4:37:1887; C § 1393; RL § 4642; NCL § 7729]—(NRS A 2005, 1078)

      NRS 396.090  Secretary of Board: Employment; duties.  The Board of Regents may employ a Secretary of the Board, who shall keep a full record of all proceedings of the Board.

      [Part 4:37:1887; C § 1393; RL § 4642; NCL § 7729]—(NRS A 1969, 1433)

      NRS 396.100  Meetings; records open to public inspection.

      1.  The Board of Regents may hold at least four regular meetings in each year, and may hold special meetings at the call of the Chair of the Board.

      2.  At all times, the records of all proceedings of the Board are open to public inspection except records of a closed meeting which have not become public.

      [Part 4:37:1887; C § 1393; RL § 4642; NCL § 7729] + [5:37:1887; C § 1394; RL § 4643; NCL § 7730] + [1:244:1947; 1943 NCL § 7737.01]—(NRS A 1960, 27; 1977, 1102; 1981, 898; 1983, 1442)

      NRS 396.110  Rules of Board.

      1.  The Board of Regents may prescribe rules for:

      (a) Its own government; and

      (b) The government of the System.

      2.  The Board of Regents shall prescribe rules for the granting of permission to carry or possess a weapon pursuant to NRS 202.265.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1989, 657; 1993, 341)

      NRS 396.120  Copy of minutes of Regents’ meetings transmitted to Governor.  The Secretary of the Board of Regents shall transmit to the Governor a copy of the approved minutes of each regular meeting of the Board.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1957, 168; 1961, 174; 1969, 1433)

      NRS 396.122  Interest in certain contracts prohibited.  A member of the Board of Regents shall not be interested, directly or indirectly, as principal, partner, agent or otherwise, in any contract or expenditure created by the Board of Regents, or in the profits or results thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 1113)

PERSONNEL

      NRS 396.210  Chancellor: Appointment and qualifications.

      1.  After consultation with the faculty, the Board of Regents shall appoint a Chancellor of the System.

      2.  The Chancellor shall have a degree from a college or university recognized as equal in rank to those having membership in the Association of American Universities.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1957, 168; 1969, 1433; 1993, 341)

      NRS 396.220  Salary of Chancellor.  The Board of Regents shall fix the salary of the Chancellor of the System.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1969, 1433; 1993, 341)

      NRS 396.230  Duties of Chancellor and other officers.  The Board of Regents shall prescribe the duties of the Chancellor and such other officers of the System as the Board deems appropriate.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728] + [8:37:1887; C § 1397; RL § 4646; NCL § 7733]—(NRS A 1957, 169; 1965, 94; 1969, 1433; 1993, 341)

      NRS 396.240  Reports of Chancellor and other officers.  The Chancellor and other officers of the System shall make such reports to the Board of Regents as they deem appropriate or as the Board of Regents may require.

      [6:37:1887; C § 1395; RL § 4644; NCL § 7731]—(NRS A 1969, 1433; 1993, 341)

      NRS 396.251  Establishment of policies and procedures for certain personnel.

      1.  The Board of Regents may establish policies and procedures for personnel which govern student employees, physicians engaged in a program for residency training and postdoctoral fellows of the System and which are separate from the policies and procedures established for the unclassified personnel of the System. Any such policy or procedure does not diminish the eligibility of those persons for coverage as employees under the provisions of chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or chapter 617 of NRS.

      2.  In establishing policies and procedures pursuant to subsection 1, the Board of Regents is not bound by any of the other provisions of this chapter or the provisions of title 23 of NRS. Those provisions do not apply to a student employee, a physician engaged in a program for residency training or a postdoctoral fellow of the System unless otherwise provided by the Board of Regents.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 290; A 1993, 342; 1999, 235)

      NRS 396.255  Establishment of procedures governing contracts that faculty members and employees may enter into or benefit from.  The Board of Regents shall, to carry out the purposes of subsection 3 of NRS 281.221, subsection 3 of NRS 281.230 and subsection 3 of NRS 281A.430, establish policies governing the contracts that faculty members and employees of the System may enter into or benefit from.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1627)

      NRS 396.260  Employment of alien instructor or professor through program of exchange.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the Board of Regents may employ any teacher, instructor or professor authorized to teach in the United States under the teacher exchange programs authorized by laws of the Congress of the United States.

      [10.2:37:1887; added 1956, 199]—(NRS A 1959, 284; 1969, 1434)

      NRS 396.270  Official oath for instructor and professor.

      1.  Each teacher, instructor and professor employed by the Board of Regents whose compensation is payable out of the public funds, except teachers, instructors and professors employed pursuant to the provisions of NRS 396.260, shall take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office before entering upon the discharge of his or her duties.

      2.  The oath of office, when taken and subscribed, shall be filed in the Office of the Board of Regents.

      [10.3:37:1887; added 1956, 199]—(NRS A 1993, 342)

      NRS 396.280  Salaries of academic staff.  The Board of Regents shall have the power to fix the salaries of the academic staff of the System.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1957, 169; 1993, 342)

      NRS 396.290  Retirement benefits for employees of System.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 396.251 and 396.7953, all employees of the System, including those employees who were receiving benefits under the provisions of chapter 204, Statutes of Nevada 1915, and chapter 99, Statutes of Nevada 1943, may elect to receive the benefits provided under the contract of integration entered into between the Board of Regents and the Public Employees’ Retirement Board on June 30, 1950, pursuant to the provisions of NRS 286.370 or may exercise an option to receive the benefits provided under NRS 286.802 to 286.816, inclusive.

      [9:2:1957]—(NRS A 1969, 244, 1434; 1987, 291; 1993, 342)

      NRS 396.300  Rules for reports of officers and teachers.  The Board of Regents may prescribe rules for the reports of officers and teachers of the System.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1993, 342)

      NRS 396.311  Community College: System of probation for professional employees.  The Board of Regents shall adopt regulations establishing a system of probation for the professional employees of the Community Colleges. The regulations must provide for a probationary period of such length as the Board deems appropriate.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1025; A 1981, 898; 1993, 342)

      NRS 396.315  Community College: System for dismissal of professional employees.  The Board of Regents shall adopt and promulgate regulations establishing a fair dismissal system for the professional employees of the Community Colleges who have completed probation as required by the Board pursuant to NRS 396.311. The regulations must provide that no professional employee who has successfully completed his or her probationary period is subject to termination or nonrenewal of his or her contract except for good cause shown. The regulations must specify what constitutes good cause for such termination or nonrenewal of contract, and must include provisions for:

      1.  Adequate notice;

      2.  A hearing to determine whether good cause exists, to be held before an impartial hearing officer or hearing committee selected in a manner provided by the Board; and

      3.  Opportunity for review of the decision of the hearing officer or hearing committee,

Ê in any case involving termination or nonrenewal of the contract of a professional employee who has completed probation.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1025; A 1981, 898)

      NRS 396.320  Grounds for dismissal or removal of certain personnel.

      1.  The willful neglect or failure on the part of any teacher, instructor, professor, president or chancellor in the System to observe and carry out the requirements of this chapter is sufficient cause for the dismissal or removal of the person from his or her position.

      2.  It is sufficient cause for the dismissal of any teacher, instructor, professor, president or chancellor in the System when the person advocates, or is a member of an organization which advocates, overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State by force, violence or other unlawful means.

      [Part 1:20:1955] + [10.8:37:1887; added 1956, 199]—(NRS A 1969, 1434; 1993, 342)

DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS

      NRS 396.323  Powers of Regents and other officers to issue subpoenas; enforcement.

      1.  The Board of Regents, the Chancellor of the System and the presidents of all the branches and facilities within the System may issue subpoenas in all instances involving disciplinary hearings of members of the System.

      2.  Those persons may issue subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses before them together with all books, memoranda, papers and other documents relative to the matters under investigation or to be heard, administer oaths and take testimony thereunder.

      3.  The district court in and for the county in which any hearing is being conducted by any of the persons named in subsection 1 may compel the attendance of witnesses, the giving of testimony and the production of books and papers as required by any subpoena issued by the person holding the hearing.

      4.  In case of the refusal of any witness to attend or testify or produce any papers required by the subpoena, the person holding the hearing may report to the district court in and for the county in which the hearing is pending by petition, setting forth:

      (a) That due notice has been given of the time and place of attendance of the witness or the production of the books and papers;

      (b) That the witness has been subpoenaed in the manner prescribed in this chapter; and

      (c) That the witness has failed and refused to attend or produce the papers required by subpoena before the person holding the hearing named in the subpoena, or has refused to answer questions propounded to the witness in the course of the hearing,

Ê and asking an order of the court compelling the witness to attend and testify or produce the books or papers before the person.

      5.  The court, upon petition of the person holding the hearing, shall enter an order directing the witness to appear before the court at a time and place to be fixed by the court in the order, the time must not be more than 10 days after the date of the order, and then and there show cause why the witness has not attended or testified or produced the books or papers before the person holding the hearing. A certified copy of the order must be served upon the witness. If it appears to the court that the subpoena was regularly issued by the person holding the hearing, the court shall thereupon enter an order that the witness appear before the person at the time and place fixed in the order and testify or produce the required books or papers, and upon failure to obey the order the witness must be dealt with as for contempt of court.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 852; A 1981, 898; 1993, 343)

      NRS 396.324  Person with communications disability entitled to use of registered legal interpreter at hearing.  The person who is the subject of a disciplinary hearing under this chapter or who is a witness at that hearing, and who is a person with a communications disability as defined in NRS 50.050, is entitled to the services of an interpreter at public expense in accordance with the provisions of NRS 50.050 to 50.053, inclusive. The interpreter must be appointed by the person who presides at the hearing.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 658; A 2001, 1778; 2007, 174)

POLICE DEPARTMENT; REVIEW OF POLICE MISCONDUCT

      NRS 396.325  Creation; interlocal agreements with other law enforcement agencies.  The Board of Regents may:

      1.  Create a Police Department for the System and appoint one or more persons to be members of the Department; and

      2.  Authorize the Department to enter into interlocal agreements pursuant to chapter 277 of NRS with other law enforcement agencies to provide for the rendering of mutual aid.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 304; A 1969, 1434; 1991, 1701; 1993, 344, 1416, 2531; 1995, 571, 572)

      NRS 396.327  Police required to wear badges.  Every member of the Police Department for the System must be supplied with, authorized and required to wear a badge bearing the words “University Police, Nevada.”

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 304; A 1969, 1434; 1993, 344)

      NRS 396.328  Provision of accident reports and related materials upon receipt of reasonable fee; exceptions.  The Police Department for the System shall, within 7 days after receipt of a written request of a person who claims to have sustained damages as a result of an accident, or the person’s legal representative or insurer, and upon receipt of a reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction, provide the person, his or her legal representative or insurer, as applicable, with a copy of the accident report and all statements by witnesses and photographs in the possession or under the control of the Department that concern the accident, unless:

      1.  The materials are privileged or confidential pursuant to a specific statute; or

      2.  The accident involved:

      (a) The death or substantial bodily harm of a person;

      (b) Failure to stop at the scene of an accident; or

      (c) The commission of a felony.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1052; A 1993, 344; 2005, 703)

      NRS 396.329  Report concerning activities of Police Department.

      1.  The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada shall, not later than April 15 of each odd-numbered year, prepare and submit to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for submission to the Legislature, a report concerning the activities of the Police Department for the System.

      2.  The report must include, without limitation:

      (a) A copy of each of the annual security reports compiled for the immediately preceding 2 years pursuant to 20 U.S.C. § 1092, including the executive summary and statistics regarding crimes on campus; and

      (b) A statement of:

             (1) The policy of each police department regarding the use of force and the equipment authorized for use by its officers in carrying out that policy;

             (2) The activities performed by each police department during the reporting period to improve or maintain public relations between the campus and the community;

             (3) The number of full-time and reserve officers in each police department;

             (4) The programs held in each police department during the reporting period in which training was given to its officers and the rates of participation in those programs; and

             (5) The number, itemized by each police department, of incidents during the reporting period in which an excessive use of force was alleged and the number of those allegations which were sustained.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 424)

      NRS 396.3291  Campus review board: Creation authorized to review allegations of misconduct by peace officers of the Police Department; membership; conditions for membership; payment of per diem and travel expenses.

      1.  The Board of Regents may create on each campus of the System a campus review board to advise the president or other chief administrative officer of the campus and, upon request, the Board of Regents on issues concerning allegations made against peace officers of the Police Department for the System involving misconduct while serving on the campus.

      2.  A campus review board created pursuant to subsection 1 must consist of not less than 15 members.

      3.  A campus review board must be appointed by the Board of Regents from a list of names submitted by interested persons within the System and in the general public. If an insufficient number of names of persons interested in serving on a campus review board are submitted, the Board of Regents shall appoint the remaining members in the manner it deems appropriate.

      4.  A person appointed to a campus review board:

      (a) Must be a resident of this State;

      (b) Must not be employed as a peace officer;

      (c) Must complete training relating to law enforcement before serving as a member of the campus review board, including, without limitation, training in the policies and procedures of the Police Department for the System, the provisions of chapter 284 of NRS, the regulations adopted pursuant thereto and NRS 289.010 to 289.120, inclusive, and the terms and conditions of employment of the peace officers of the System; and

      (d) Shall serve without salary, but may receive from the System such per diem allowances and travel expenses as are authorized by the Board of Regents.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1463; A 2005, 625)

      NRS 396.3293  Campus review board: Limitation on jurisdiction; abridgement of rights of peace officer prohibited.  A campus review board created pursuant to NRS 396.3291:

      1.  Does not have jurisdiction over any matter in which it is alleged that a crime has been committed.

      2.  Shall not abridge the rights of a peace officer of the Police Department for the System that are granted pursuant to a contract or by law.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1464)

      NRS 396.3295  Panel of campus review board: Membership; authority to refer complaint and review internal investigation concerning peace officer; Police Department required to provide personnel information; notice and opportunity for hearing on internal investigation; report of findings; proceedings closed to public; findings and recommendations are public records.

      1.  A campus review board created pursuant to NRS 396.3291 shall meet in panels to carry out its duties.

      2.  Members must be selected randomly to serve on a panel, and each panel shall select one of its members to serve as chair of the panel.

      3.  A panel of a campus review board may:

      (a) Refer a complaint against a peace officer of the Police Department for the System who has served on the campus to the office of the Police Department for the System on the campus.

      (b) Review an internal investigation of such a peace officer and make recommendations regarding any disciplinary action against the peace officer that is recommended by the office of the Police Department for the System on the campus, including, without limitation:

             (1) Increasing or decreasing the recommended level of discipline; and

             (2) Exonerating the peace officer who has been the subject of the internal investigation.

      4.  The Police Department for the System shall make available to a panel of a campus review board any information within a personnel file that is specific to a complaint against a peace officer of the Police Department for the System who has served on the campus, or any other material that is specific to the complaint.

      5.  When reviewing an internal investigation of a peace officer of the system pursuant to subsection 3, a panel of a campus review board shall provide the peace officer with notice and an opportunity to be heard. The peace officer may represent himself or herself at the hearing before the panel or be represented by an attorney or other person of his or her own choosing. The campus review board and the Police Department for the System are not responsible for providing such representation.

      6.  The chair of a panel of a campus review board shall report the findings and recommendations of the panel regarding disciplinary action to the office of the Police Department for the System on the campus, the president or other chief administrative officer of the campus and, upon request, the Board of Regents.

      7.  A proceeding of a panel of a campus review board must be closed to the public.

      8.  The findings and recommendations of a panel of a campus review board are public records unless otherwise declared confidential by state or federal law.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1464)

      NRS 396.3297  Panel of campus review board: Authority to administer oaths, take testimony, issue subpoenas and issue commissions to take testimony; enforcement of subpoena by court.

      1.  A panel of a campus review board created pursuant to NRS 396.3291 may:

      (a) Administer oaths;

      (b) Take testimony;

      (c) Within the scope of its jurisdiction, issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses to testify before the panel;

      (d) Require the production of books, papers and documents specific to a complaint; and

      (e) Issue commissions to take testimony.

      2.  If a witness refuses to attend or testify or produce books, papers or documents as required by the subpoena, the panel may petition the district court to order the witness to appear or testify or produce the requested books, papers or documents.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1464)

FINANCES

      NRS 396.330  Acceptance of grants of land.

      1.  The State of Nevada hereby accepts the grants of lands made by the Government of the United States to this state, in the following Acts of Congress, upon the terms and conditions expressed in such acts, and agrees to comply therewith:

      (a) “An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts,” approved July 2, 1862 (c. 130, 12 Stat. 503), as amended by “An Act extending the Time within which the States and Territories may accept the Grant of Lands made by the Act entitled ‘An Act donating public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts,’ approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two,” approved April 14, 1864 (c. 58, 13 Stat. 47), and as extended by “An act concerning certain Lands granted to the State of Nevada,” approved July 4, 1866 (c. 166, 14 Stat. 86).

      (b) “An Act concerning certain Lands granted to the State of Nevada,” approved July 4, 1866 (c. 166, 14 Stat. 86).

      2.  The State of Nevada hereby accepts all grants of public lands made by the Government of the United States to this state prior to February 13, 1867, upon the terms and conditions so granted, as modified in “An act concerning certain Lands granted to the State of Nevada,” approved July 4, 1866 (c. 166, 14 Stat. 86).

      [1:101:1865] + [1:16:1867] + [2:16:1867] + [3:16:1867]

      NRS 396.340  Acceptance of federal appropriations and grants; annual report.

      1.  The System was, and now is, established in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, and also in accordance with the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled “An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts,” approved July 2, 1862 (c. 130, 12 Stat. 503), and acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto.

      2.  The Board of Regents are the proper trustees of the System to receive and disburse all appropriations made to this State under the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled “An Act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two,” approved August 30, 1890 (c. 841, 26 Stat. 419), and all appropriations hereafter to be made under the Act.

      3.  The Board of Regents shall make a report at the end of each fiscal year, in connection with its annual report to the Governor, of other matters concerning the System, including the amounts received and disbursed under the provisions of this section. The Governor shall transmit all annual reports to the Legislature.

      4.  The Legislature of Nevada hereby gratefully assents to the purposes of all grants of money made heretofore and all which may hereafter be made to the State of Nevada by Congress, under the Act of Congress, the title of which is recited in subsection 2, and agrees that the grants must be used only for the purposes named in the Act of Congress, or acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.

      [1:59:1891; C § 1416; RL § 4656; NCL § 7750] + [2:59:1891; C § 1417; RL § 4657; NCL § 7751] + [3:59:1891; C § 1418; RL § 4658; NCL § 7752] + [4:59:1891; C § 1419; RL § 4659; NCL § 7753]—(NRS A 1969, 1434; 1993, 345; 2005, 359)

      NRS 396.350  Irreducible University Fund.

      1.  The moneys arising from the sale of the 72 sections of land granted this state by the Act of Congress entitled “An act concerning Lands granted to the State of Nevada,” approved July 4, 1866 (c. 166, 14 Stat. 86), for the establishment and maintenance of a university, which sale was directed by the provisions of section 4 of chapter 85, Statutes of Nevada 1873, constitute a fund to be known as the Irreducible University Fund. The money in the Fund must be invested by the Board of Regents in United States bonds, bonds of this state, bonds of other states of the Union or bonds of any county in the State of Nevada. The investments are subject to such further restrictions and regulations as may be provided by law.

      2.  The interest only of the proceeds resulting from the investments described in subsection 1 must be used for the maintenance of the System, and any surplus interest must be added to the principal sum.

      [Part 4:85:1873; A 1929, 61; NCL § 7746]—(NRS A 1993, 345)

      NRS 396.360  Contingent University Fund.  The interest derived from the Irreducible University Fund shall be and constitute a fund to be known as the Contingent University Fund.

      [Part 4:85:1873; A 1929, 61; NCL § 7746]—(NRS A 1999, 427)

      NRS 396.370  Appropriations for support and maintenance of System.

      1.  The following money is hereby set aside and inviolably appropriated for the support and maintenance of the System, and must be paid out for the purposes designated by law creating the several funds:

      (a) The interest derived from the investment of all money from the sale of the 90,000 acres of land granted to the State of Nevada by the Act of Congress entitled “An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the Benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts,” approved July 2, 1862 (c. 130, 12 Stat. 503).

      (b) The interest derived from the investment of all money from the sale of the 72 sections of land granted to the State of Nevada by the Act of Congress entitled “An act concerning certain Lands granted to the State of Nevada,” approved July 4, 1866 (c. 166, 14 Stat. 86), for the establishment and maintenance of a university.

      2.  Additional state maintenance and support of the System must be provided by direct legislative appropriation from the General Fund, upon the presentation of budgets in the manner required by law.

      [1:259:1913; A 1949, 288; 1943 NCL § 7740]—(NRS A 1957, 128; 1969, 1435; 1993, 345; 1999, 427)

      NRS 396.380  Receipt and disbursement of money by Board of Regents; control of expenditures.

      1.  The members of the Board of Regents are the sole trustees to receive and disburse all money of the System for the purposes provided in NRS 396.370.

      2.  The Board of Regents shall control the expenditures of all money appropriated for the support and maintenance of the System and all money received from any other source.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728] + [Part 2:259:1913; 1919 RL p. 3208; NCL § 7741]—(NRS A 1993, 346)

      NRS 396.381  Board of Regents authorized to delegate authority to sign contract for obligations not issued under University Securities Law; approval by Board of Regents; authorized investment of proceeds.

      1.  Before the sale or delivery by the System of an obligation to repay money in any form, other than an obligation issued under the University Securities Law, the Board of Regents may delegate to the Chancellor of the System or the Vice Chancellor for Finance of the System the authority to sign a contract for the sale or exchange of the obligation or to accept a binding bid for the obligation subject to the requirements specified by the Board of Regents concerning:

      (a) The rate or rates of interest on the obligation;

      (b) The dates on which and the prices at which the obligation may be prepaid before maturity;

      (c) The price at which the obligation will be sold or the property for which the obligation will be exchanged;

      (d) The principal amount of the obligation and the amount of principal and interest due on any specific dates; and

      (e) Covenants to protect the owner of the obligation and the System that the Chancellor or the Vice Chancellor for Finance determines are necessary or desirable to obtain favorable terms for the System. A determination made pursuant to this paragraph, absent fraud or gross abuse of discretion, is conclusive.

      2.  All terms of the obligation other than:

      (a) The rate or rates of interest;

      (b) The dates and prices for the prepayment of the obligation;

      (c) The price for the sale of the obligation or property for which it will be exchanged;

      (d) The principal amount of the obligation;

      (e) The requirements for the payment of principal and interest on specific dates; and

      (f) Covenants to protect the owner of the obligation and the System that the Chancellor or the Vice Chancellor for Finance determines are necessary or desirable to obtain favorable terms for the System as provided in paragraph (e) of subsection 1,

Ê must be approved by the Board of Regents before the obligation is delivered.

      3.  The final rate or rates of interest, dates and prices of prepayments, price for the sale of the obligation or property for which it is exchanged, principal amount, requirements for payment of principal and interest on specific dates, and covenants as described in paragraph (e) of subsection 1, are not required to be approved by the Board of Regents if each of those terms complies with the requirements specified by the Board of Regents before the contract for the purchase or delivery of the obligation is signed or the bid for the obligation is accepted.

      4.  The proceeds of any money borrowed pursuant to this section may be invested as provided in NRS 396.861 and 396.8615.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 1901)

      NRS 396.383  Accounts Payable Revolving Fund.

      1.  The Nevada System of Higher Education Accounts Payable Revolving Fund is hereby created. The Board of Regents may deposit the money of the Fund in one or more state or national banks or credit unions in the State of Nevada.

      2.  The chief business officer of each business center of the System shall:

      (a) Pay from the fund such operating expenses of the System as the Board of Regents may by rule prescribe.

      (b) Submit claims to the State Board of Examiners for money of the System on deposit in the State Treasury or elsewhere to replace money paid from the Nevada System of Higher Education Accounts Payable Revolving Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 280; A 1969, 1435; 1971, 876; 1981, 899; 1993, 346; 1999, 1490; 2005, 360)

      NRS 396.384  Collegiate License Plate Account.

      1.  The Collegiate License Plate Account is hereby created in the State General Fund.

      2.  The money in the Account does not lapse to the State General Fund at the end of any fiscal year.

      3.  The Board of Regents shall administer the Account.

      4.  The money in the Account must only be used for academic and athletic scholarships for students of the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. One-half of the money must be used for academic scholarships, and one-half of the money must be used for athletic scholarships.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1346)

      NRS 396.385  Use of facsimile signature by chief business officer; conditions.  The Board of Regents may authorize the chief business officer of each business center of the System to use a facsimile signature produced through a mechanical device in place of his or her handwritten signature whenever the necessity may arise, subject to the following conditions:

      1.  The mechanical device must be of such a nature that the facsimile signature may be removed from the mechanical device and kept in a separate secure place.

      2.  The facsimile signature may only be used under the direction and supervision of the chief business officer of the business center.

      3.  The registered key to the mechanical device must be kept in a vault at all times when the key is not in use.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 38; A 1961, 281; 1965, 94; 1971, 877; 1981, 899; 1993, 346)

      NRS 396.390  Claims: Procedure and payment.

      1.  Before payment, all claims of every name and nature involving the payment of money by or under the direction of the Board of Regents from funds set aside and appropriated must be passed upon by the State Board of Examiners.

      2.  The Board of Regents shall, with the approval of the Governor, require all officers and employees of the System whose duties, as prescribed by law, require the officers or employees to approve claims against any public funds to file the claims in the office of the Board of Regents for transmittal.

      [12:37:1887; C § 1401; RL § 4650; NCL § 7737] + [Part 2:259:1913; 1919 RL p. 3208; NCL § 7741] + [1:87:1939; 1931 NCL § 5233]—(NRS A 1969, 1436; 1993, 347)

      NRS 396.395  Establishment of electronic payment system for academic staff and employees; waiver of participation in payment system.

      1.  The Board of Regents may establish an electronic payment system to pay the salaries and wages of academic staff and employees of the System through the use of direct deposit.

      2.  If the Board of Regents establishes an electronic payment system pursuant to subsection 1, upon application by a member of academic staff or an employee, the Board of Regents may waive the participation of the member of academic staff or employee in the electronic payment system established pursuant to subsection 1 if:

      (a) Participation in the electronic payment system by the member of academic staff or employee would cause the member of academic staff or employee to suffer undue hardship or extreme inconvenience; or

      (b) The member of academic staff or employee does not have an account at a financial institution that accepts direct deposit.

      3.  As used in this section “direct deposit” means payment of the salary and wages of a person by causing the net amount of such person’s salary and wages to be deposited in an account maintained in a financial institution in the name of the person.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2729)

      NRS 396.400  Public inspection of accounts.  The Board of Regents shall keep open to public inspection an account of receipts and expenditures.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]

UNIVERSITY FOUNDATIONS

      NRS 396.405  Meetings; records; exemption from certain taxes; governing body; nondisclosure of contributors.

      1.  A university foundation:

      (a) Shall comply with the provisions of chapter 241 of NRS;

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, shall make its records public and open to inspection pursuant to NRS 239.010;

      (c) Is exempt from the taxes imposed by NRS 375.020, 375.023 and 375.026 pursuant to subsection 13 of NRS 375.090; and

      (d) May allow a president or an administrator of the university, state college or community college which it supports to serve as a member of its governing body.

      2.  A university foundation is not required to disclose the name of any contributor or potential contributor to the university foundation, the amount of his or her contribution or any information which may reveal or lead to the discovery of his or her identity. The university foundation shall, upon request, allow a contributor to examine, during regular business hours, any record, document or other information of the foundation relating to that contributor.

      3.  As used in this section, “university foundation” means a nonprofit corporation, association or institution or a charitable organization that is:

      (a) Organized and operated primarily for the purpose of fundraising in support of a university, state college or a community college;

      (b) Formed pursuant to the laws of this State; and

      (c) Exempt from taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3).

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2623; A 2003, 3492; 2003, 20th Special Session, 206; 2005, 360, 963; 2009, 2290; 2011, 1356)

PROPERTY; CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

      NRS 396.420  Acceptance of property.

      1.  The Board of Regents may accept and take in the name of the System, for the benefit of any branch or facility of the System, by grant, gift, devise or bequest, any property for any purpose appropriate to the System.

      2.  Property so acquired must be taken, received, held, managed, invested, and the proceeds thereof used, bestowed and applied by the Board of Regents for the purposes, provisions and conditions prescribed by the respective grant, gift, devise or bequest.

      3.  Nothing in this chapter prohibits the State of Nevada from accepting and taking by grant, gift, devise or bequest any property for the use and benefit of the System.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1969, 1436; 1993, 347)

      NRS 396.425  Purchase of real property.

      1.  The Board of Regents may purchase real property for cash or by making a cash down payment and executing or assuming an obligation to pay the remainder of the price in deferred installments.

      2.  Such obligation may be secured by a mortgage or deed of trust of the real property acquired, but shall not constitute an obligation of the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1094)

      NRS 396.430  Sale and lease of property; use of proceeds.

      1.  The Board of Regents may sell or lease any property granted, donated, devised or bequeathed to the System if:

      (a) The sale or lease is not prohibited by or inconsistent with the provisions or conditions prescribed by the grant, gift, devise or bequest; and

      (b) The sale or lease is approved by the Governor.

      2.  The proceeds and rents from the sale or lease must be held, managed, invested, used, bestowed and applied by the Board of Regents for the purposes, provisions and conditions prescribed by the original grant, gift, devise or bequest of the property so sold or leased.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1973, 388; 1993, 347)

      NRS 396.431  Disclosure required for sale, lease, transfer, conveyance or exchange of land with domestic or foreign limited-liability company.

      1.  If the System sells, leases, transfers or conveys land to, or exchanges land with, a domestic or foreign limited-liability company, the Board of Regents shall require the domestic or foreign limited-liability company to submit a disclosure to the Board of Regents setting forth the name of any person who holds an ownership interest of 1 percent or more in the domestic or foreign limited-liability company. The disclosure must be made available for public inspection upon request.

      2.  As used in this section, “land” includes all lands, including improvements and fixtures thereon, lands under water, all easements and hereditaments, corporeal or incorporeal, and every estate, interest and right, legal or equitable, in lands or water, and all rights, interests, privileges, easements, encumbrances and franchises relating to the same, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 2209)

      NRS 396.432  Disposition of unclaimed property.  Any property which is in the possession of any authorized agent of the System and which is not claimed within 1 year by the owner of the property or the owner’s authorized agent or representative must be disposed of by the System in the following manner:

      1.  Money may be forfeited to the System;

      2.  Personal property may be sold at public auction and the proceeds forfeited to the System; and

      3.  Any property not otherwise disposed of as provided in this section must be donated to a charitable institution.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 407; A 1969, 1448; 1993, 347)

      NRS 396.433  Fidelity and other insurance.

      1.  The Board of Regents may budget for and purchase fidelity insurance and insurance against:

      (a) Any liability arising under NRS 41.031.

      (b) Tort liability on the part of any of its employees resulting from an act or omission in the scope of his or her employment.

      (c) The expense of defending a claim against itself whether or not liability exists on such claim.

      2.  Such insurance shall be limited in amount according to the limitation of liability imposed by NRS 41.035 and shall be purchased from companies authorized to do business in the State of Nevada.

      3.  Each contract of insurance shall be free of any condition of contingent liability and shall contain a clause which provides that no assessment may be levied against the insured over and above the premium fixed by such contract.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 404; A 1967, 107)

      NRS 396.435  Regulations governing traffic on System’s property; publication; filing; penalty.

      1.  The Board of Regents may by affirmative vote of a majority of its members adopt, amend, repeal and enforce reasonable regulations governing vehicular and pedestrian traffic on all property owned or used by the System.

      2.  The regulations have the force and effect of law.

      3.  A copy of every such regulation, giving the date that it takes effect, must be filed with the Secretary of State, and copies of the regulations must be published immediately after adoption and issued in pamphlet form for distribution to faculty and students of the System and to the general public.

      4.  A person who violates any regulation adopted pursuant to this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 241; A 1969, 1436; 1993, 348)

      NRS 396.4355  Annual report concerning capital improvements; submission to Legislature.

      1.  The Board of Regents shall, for each fiscal year, compile a report concerning the capital improvements owned, leased or operated by the System.

      2.  The report of the capital improvements required pursuant to subsection 1 must be prepared in such detail as is required by generally accepted accounting principles.

      3.  The Board of Regents shall, on or before February 1 of each year, submit, in any format, including an electronic format, a copy of the report compiled pursuant to subsection 1 to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for distribution to each regular session of the Legislature.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1404)

      NRS 396.436  Maintenance and delivery of records and controls for inventory.  The Board of Regents shall cause perpetual inventory records and controls to be maintained for all equipment, materials and supplies stored or used by or belonging to the System. Copies of current inventory records and controls must be delivered to the Administrator of the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration, and the copies must satisfy the requirements of NRS 333.220.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 62; A 1973, 1474; 1993, 348, 1597; 1995, 579; 1997, 471)

      NRS 396.4365  Maintenance and availability of material safety data sheet for hazardous materials used on buildings or grounds of campus.

      1.  The Board of Regents shall ensure that each university, state college and community college within the System:

      (a) Maintains at the university, state college or community college a material safety data sheet for each hazardous chemical used on the buildings or grounds of the university, state college or community college;

      (b) Complies with any safety precautions contained in those sheets; and

      (c) Makes those sheets available to all the personnel of the university, state college or community college and the parents of each student attending the university, state college or community college.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, “material safety data sheet” has the meaning ascribed to it in 29 C.F.R. § 1910.1200.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3354; A 2005, 360)

      NRS 396.437  Recycling of paper, paper products and other waste materials; regulations and procedures; exception; deposit of money received.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the System shall recycle or cause to be recycled the paper and paper products it uses. This subsection does not apply to confidential documents if there is an additional cost for recycling those documents.

      2.  The System is not required to comply with the requirements of subsection 1 if the Board of Regents determines that the cost to recycle or cause to be recycled the paper and paper products used by the System or one of its branches or facilities is unreasonable and would place an undue burden on the operations of the System, branch or facility.

      3.  The Board of Regents shall adopt regulations which prescribe the procedure for the disposition of the paper and paper products to be recycled. The Board of Regents shall prescribe procedures for the recycling of other waste material produced on the premises of the System, a branch or a facility, including, without limitation, the placement of recycling containers on the premises of the System, a branch or a facility where services for the collection of solid waste are provided.

      4.  Any money received by the System for recycling or causing to be recycled the paper and paper products it uses and other waste material it produces must be accounted for separately and used to carry out the provisions of this section.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Paper” includes newspaper, high-grade office paper, fine paper, bond paper, offset paper, xerographic paper, mimeo paper, duplicator paper and any other cellulosic material which contains not more than 10 percent by weight or volume of a noncellulosic material, including, but not limited to, a laminate, binder, coating and saturant.

      (b) “Paper product” means any paper article or commodity, including, but not limited to, paper napkins, towels, cardboard, construction material, paper and any other cellulosic material which contains not more than 10 percent by weight or volume of a noncellulosic material, including, but not limited to, a laminate, binder, coating and saturant.

      (c) “Solid waste” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 444.490.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 907; A 1993, 348; 1999, 3184; 2009, 835)

PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION, RESEARCH AND CLINICAL SERVICES

      NRS 396.440  Course of study, terms and vacations.  The Board of Regents may prescribe the course of study, the commencement and duration of the terms, and the length of the vacations for the System.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]—(NRS A 1993, 349)

      NRS 396.500  Instruction in United States Constitution and Nevada’s Constitution; examination.

      1.  Instruction within the System must be given in the essentials of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nevada, including the origin and history of the Constitutions and the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals.

      2.  The instruction required in subsection 1 must be given during at least 1 year of the college grades.

      3.  The System shall not issue a certificate or diploma of graduation to a student who has not passed a satisfactory examination upon the Constitutions.

      [10.6:37:1887; added 1956, 199]—(NRS A 1993, 349)

      NRS 396.504  Regents encouraged to examine and audit efficiency and educational opportunities, review mission and parity among institutions and implement certain measures; annual report to Legislature.

      1.  The Legislature hereby encourages the Board of Regents to:

      (a) Examine and audit the function, strengths and most efficient use of the facilities, resources and staff of each institution to address the needs of the students of the System.

      (b) Review periodically their mission for higher education, as the number of institutions within the System expands and the focus of each institution is defined and further redefined, to determine whether there is unnecessary duplication of programs or courses within the System which might be more appropriate for a different institution.

      (c) Examine and audit the educational opportunities, programs and services offered by the institutions within the System to ensure that those opportunities, programs and services are tailored appropriately to:

             (1) The different categories of students and prospective students having varied aptitudes, aspirations and educational needs;

             (2) The jobs and industries likely to be employing the students; and

             (3) The state economic development plan.

      (d) Insofar as is practicable to achieve the goals set forth in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), implement measures pursuant to which the educational needs of students and prospective students will be met by providing:

             (1) Programs of remedial education, continuing education and entry-level higher education at community colleges.

             (2) Programs of baccalaureate-level higher education at state colleges.

             (3) Programs of baccalaureate-level higher education in other disciplines and graduate-level higher education and research at universities and the Desert Research Institute.

      (e) On or before September 1 of each year, provide a report of its findings and any adjustments made and actions taken as a result of those findings to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmission to the Interim Finance Committee and the next regular session of the Nevada Legislature.

      2.  The System is encouraged to review the core curriculum at each institution to determine whether there is parity among the institutions of the System.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1095; A 2011, 192)

      NRS 396.505  Comprehensive plan for new programs and expansions of existing programs of instruction, public service and research; presentation of revised plan to Legislature.

      1.  The Board of Regents shall prepare a comprehensive plan for the next 4 years which explains:

      (a) Any anticipated new programs and expansions of existing programs of instruction, public service or research, itemized by year and by purpose;

      (b) The anticipated cost of each new or expanded program described under paragraph (a);

      (c) The amount and source of any money anticipated to be available, from sources other than legislative appropriation, to meet each item of anticipated cost listed pursuant to paragraph (b); and

      (d) Any further information concerning its comprehensive planning which the Board of Regents may deem appropriate.

      2.  The Board of Regents shall biennially bring the plan up to date for the ensuing 4 years, and shall present the revised plan to the Legislature not later than February 1 of each odd-numbered year.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1380; A 1973, 313; 1993, 349)

      NRS 396.514  Instruction in essentials of green building construction and design.  Instruction within the System must be given in the essentials of green building construction and design to assist students in preparing for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Professional Accreditation Exam or its equivalent.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 22nd Special Session, 72)

      NRS 396.515  Instruction in ecology and environmental protection; inclusion in program for education of teachers.  Instruction within the System must be given in the essentials of ecology and environmental protection. Such instruction must be included in the program developed by the System for the education of teachers.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 1187; A 1993, 349)

      NRS 396.516  Uniform course of study and policies and procedures on teaching American Sign Language.  The Board of Regents may approve a uniform course of study and develop policies and procedures on the teaching of American Sign Language in the System.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 150; A 2005, 360)

      NRS 396.517  Program to educate and train persons for work in nursing home.

      1.  The Board of Regents may plan for and establish a model program to educate and train persons for work in a nursing home.

      2.  The program must be developed and administered through the community colleges and the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

      3.  The Board of Regents may carry out the program through a joint venture with one or more nursing homes, but the Board of Regents must have final authority to direct and supervise the program.

      4.  The Board of Regents may apply for any available grants and accept any gifts, grants or donations for the support of the program.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1570)

      NRS 396.518  Development of curriculum and standards for degree in dental hygiene or public health dental hygiene.  The Board of Regents may, to the extent that money is available, develop the curriculum and standards required for a student in the System to earn a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene or a master’s degree in public health dental hygiene.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2691)

      NRS 396.519  Program of student teaching and practicum.  The Board of Regents shall establish a program of student teaching and practicum which requires a division of the System to enter into agreements with the school districts in this state for the assignment of university students for training purposes as student teachers, counselors or trainees in a library.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1239; A 1995, 558)

      NRS 396.5195  Cooperation of Regents to ensure program designed to educate teachers includes instruction in academic standards required in high school.  The Board of Regents shall, in cooperation with the State Board and the Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools, ensure that students enrolled in a program developed by the System for the education of teachers are provided instruction regarding the standards of content and performance required of pupils enrolled in high schools in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1095)

      NRS 396.5197  Course of study for obtaining endorsement to teach English as a second language; consideration of recommendations of English Mastery Council. [Effective through June 30, 2019.]  If the System offers course of study for obtaining an endorsement to teach English as a second language, the Board of Regents may take into consideration the recommendations submitted by the English Mastery Council pursuant to NRS 388.411 in developing the curriculum and standards for the course of study.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3418)

      NRS 396.521  Genetics program: Establishment.

      1.  The Board of Regents, in cooperation with the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, may establish a genetics program to provide clinical genetic and diagnostic services to residents of Nevada who have or may have a hereditary, chromosomal or multifactorial disorder.

      2.  The University of Nevada School of Medicine must provide consultation and other appropriate services to the genetics program.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2065; A 1993, 349)

      NRS 396.523  Genetics program: Provision of services.  The genetics program must provide the following services:

      1.  Genetic counseling;

      2.  Proband evaluation;

      3.  Screening for hereditary disorders;

      4.  Laboratory testing for analysis of chromosomes and other specialized diagnostic procedures to detect hereditary disorders;

      5.  Medical management of hereditary disorders;

      6.  Specialized prenatal diagnostic techniques;

      7.  Appropriate follow-up and referral services;

      8.  Educational programs for providers of health care and the community; and

      9.  Maintenance of a registry for research and evaluation.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2065)

      NRS 396.524  Genetics program: Eligibility; determination of ability to pay.

      1.  Any person residing in Nevada is eligible for services through the genetics program. A person must not be denied services through the genetics program because of his or her inability to pay for the services.

      2.  A determination of ability to pay must be based on the following factors:

      (a) Resources of the person, including hospital and medical insurance;

      (b) Other available sources of payment, including any governmental aid for medically indigent persons;

      (c) Estimated cost of care;

      (d) Length of treatment;

      (e) Household size in relation to income; and

      (f) Debts and obligations.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2066)

      NRS 396.525  Genetics program: Confidentiality of records and information; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and NRS 239.0115 and 439.538, the records of the genetics program concerning the clients and families of clients are confidential.

      2.  The genetics program may share information in its possession with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, if the confidentiality of the information is otherwise maintained in accordance with the terms and conditions required by law.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2066; A 2007, 1979, 2102)

      NRS 396.526  Genetics program: Qualifications of personnel; exemption.

      1.  The genetics program must include a geneticist and a cytogeneticist and such other personnel as determined by the Board of Regents and the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3:

      (a) The clinical services provided by the genetics program must be supervised by a geneticist who is certified or eligible to be certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and who is a physician licensed in this State.

      (b) A cytogeneticist employed by the genetics program must be certified or eligible to be certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and:

             (1) Be a licensed physician; or

             (2) Have a degree of doctor of philosophy in a medical or biological science from an accredited college or university and experience in cytogenetics as approved by the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

      3.  The State Board of Health may exempt a geneticist or a cytogeneticist employed by the genetics program from the requirements provided in subsection 2 upon receipt of clear and convincing evidence that hiring a geneticist or a cytogeneticist with qualifications other than those required by subsection 2 substantially complies with the intent of the law and is in the interest of the safety of the public.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2066; A 1993, 350)

      NRS 396.527  Genetics program: Powers of Board of Regents.  The Board of Regents may:

      1.  Apply for any matching money available for the genetics program from the Federal Government or any other source and accept any gifts, grants or donations for the support of the program.

      2.  Adopt regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of NRS 396.521 to 396.527, inclusive.

      3.  Receive, invest, disburse and account for all money received from the Federal Government or any other source for the genetics program.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2066)

      NRS 396.528  Energy efficiency and renewable energy: Programs of study; joint venture with public and private entities authorized; acceptance of gifts and grants.

      1.  The Board of Regents may plan for and establish programs for the study of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources within the System.

      2.  The Board of Regents may carry out a program established pursuant to this section through a joint venture with one or more public or private entities, but the Board of Regents must have final authority to direct and supervise the program.

      3.  The Board of Regents may apply for any available grants and accept any gifts, grants or donations for the support of a program for the study of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources established pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 817)

      NRS 396.529  Energy efficiency and renewable energy: Programs designed to improve ability of students in certain fields of study to serve renewable energy industry in this State.  To the extent money is available, the Board of Regents shall establish within the fields of science, engineering, business administration and political science within the System programs designed to improve the ability of students in those fields to serve the renewable energy industry in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 1407)

      NRS 396.5295  Energy efficiency and renewable energy: Duties of Nevada Renewable Energy Integration and Development Consortium of the System.  To the extent money is available, the Nevada Renewable Energy Integration and Development Consortium of the Nevada System of Higher Education or its successor organization shall:

      1.  Serve as a resource of information concerning research that is conducted relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency in this State.

      2.  Work with the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization or its successor organization to establish a mechanism for transferring technology to the marketplace, including, without limitation, within the limits of available grant money, establishing support for start-up energy technology businesses and ensuring the appropriate protection of intellectual property.

      3.  Provide information concerning renewable energy and energy efficiency to the Office of Energy.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 1407)

STUDENTS; TUITION; GRADUATION AND DIPLOMAS

      NRS 396.530  Discrimination in admission prohibited.  The Board of Regents shall not discriminate in the admission of students on account of national origin, religion, age, physical disability, sex, race or color.

      [9:37:1887; C § 1398; RL § 4647; NCL § 7734]—(NRS A 1987, 290; 1993, 2165)

      NRS 396.531  Report concerning academic programs, completion of degree and certificate programs and employment within field of study; submission to Legislature.  The Board of Regents shall, on or before February 1 of each odd-numbered year submit a written report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to the next regular session of the Legislature which includes:

      1.  By institution within the System and by each academic program at the institution:

      (a) The number of students who enter the academic program;

      (b) The percentage of students who complete the academic program; and

      (c) The average length of time for completion of the academic program to obtain a degree or certificate.

      2.  A comparison of the data which is reported pursuant to subsection 1 with available national metrics measuring how states throughout the country rank in the completion of academic programs leading to a degree or certificate and the average time for completion of those programs.

      3.  Initiatives undertaken by the Board of Regents to increase the rate of students who complete degree and certificate programs, including initiatives to shorten the time to complete those programs.

      4.  The number and percentage of students who have obtained employment within their field of study in this State, and the average starting salary, which must be reported by institution within the System and by each academic program at the institution. The data must be:

      (a) Matched with industries identified in state economic development goals to determine whether students who graduated and obtained a degree or certificate are finding employment in those industries in this State; and

      (b) Based upon the employment and wage information provided by the Director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation pursuant to NRS 232.920.

      5.  Initiatives undertaken by the Board of Regents to align the degree and certificate programs offered by the institutions within the System with the economic development goals identified by the Office of Economic Development.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 2500)

      NRS 396.532  Report concerning participation of ethnic and racial minorities, women and other protected classes in System; submission to Legislature; availability to general public.

      1.  The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada shall, not later than February 1 of each odd-numbered year, prepare and submit to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for submission to the Legislature, a report concerning the participation of ethnic and racial minorities, women and other members of protected classes in the System. The report must cover each of the immediately preceding 2 academic years.

      2.  The Board shall make the report submitted pursuant to subsection 1 available to the general public, including publishing it on the website maintained by the System.

      3.  The report must include, but is not limited to:

      (a) The number of students divided by ethnic category;

      (b) The number of employees divided by ethnic category and occupational classification, as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics;

      (c) The number of students divided by gender;

      (d) The number of employees divided by gender and occupational classification, as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics;

      (e) Any information necessary to determine the impact of policy changes on the number of protected classes specified in subsection 1 who are enrolled at or employed by the System;

      (f) The efforts of each institution to increase the enrollment in underrepresented ethnic and racial categories through outreach programs and recruitment to maintain levels of minority enrollment comparable to the distribution of the population of the State; and

      (g) The efforts of each institution to retain and graduate students in underrepresented ethnic and racial categories through retention and other related programs.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 568)

      NRS 396.533  Access to all library facilities within System.  A student who is enrolled in a university, state college or community college within the System must be granted access to all the library facilities that are available to students enrolled in any of the institutions within the System and must be adequately informed of the library services that are available.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1096)

      NRS 396.535  Form required for informed consent of students concerning release or disclosure of personally identifiable information.

      1.  The Board of Regents shall prescribe a form that provides for the informed consent of students concerning the directory information that a university, university foundation, state college or community college, as applicable, makes public. The form must:

      (a) Allow each student a reasonable opportunity to indicate whether the student opts not to authorize the release or disclosure of personally identifiable information concerning the student for:

             (1) Commercial purposes, without the prior written consent of the student;

             (2) Noncommercial purposes, without the prior written consent of the student; or

             (3) Both commercial and noncommercial purposes, without the prior written consent of the student.

      (b) Inform the student that:

             (1) If the student does not return the form indicating that his or her personally identifiable information must not be released or disclosed, then it is probable that the information will be released or disclosed.

             (2) If the student returns the form indicating that his or her personally identifiable information must not be released or disclosed, then the university, university foundation, state college or community college, as applicable, will not release or disclose the information without the student’s prior written consent.

      (c) Be included with the other forms required for admission to the university, state college or community college, as applicable.

      2.  Except as otherwise required by federal law, a university, university foundation, state college or community college shall not release, disclose or otherwise use any personally identifiable information concerning a student without the prior written consent of the student for:

      (a) Commercial or noncommercial purposes if the student has returned a form indicating that the student does not authorize release or disclosure for those purposes without his or her consent;

      (b) Commercial purposes if the student has returned a form indicating that the student does not authorize release or disclosure for those purposes without his or her consent; or

      (c) Noncommercial purposes if the student has returned a form indicating that the student does not authorize release or disclosure for those purposes.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Commercial purposes” means the use of directory information by any person, including, without limitation, a corporation or other business, outside of the System to solicit or provide facilities, goods or services in exchange for the payment of any purchase price, fee, contribution, donation or other valuable consideration.

      (b) “Directory information” has the meaning ascribed to it in 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(a)(5)(A).

      (c) “Personally identifiable information” means information that may be used to identify a person, including, without limitation, the name, address, telephone number, date of birth, and directory information of a person.

      (d) “University foundation” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 396.405.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2486)

      NRS 396.540  Charges for tuition; exemptions.

      1.  For the purposes of this section:

      (a) “Bona fide resident” shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of NRS 10.155 and policies established by the Board of Regents, to the extent that those policies do not conflict with any statute. The qualification “bona fide” is intended to ensure that the residence is genuine and established for purposes other than the avoidance of tuition.

      (b) “Matriculation” has the meaning ascribed to it in regulations adopted by the Board of Regents.

      (c) “Tuition charge” means a charge assessed against students who are not residents of Nevada and which is in addition to registration fees or other fees assessed against students who are residents of Nevada.

      2.  The Board of Regents may fix a tuition charge for students at all campuses of the System, but tuition charges must not be assessed against:

      (a) All students whose families have been bona fide residents of the State of Nevada for at least 12 months before the matriculation of the student at a university, state college or community college within the System;

      (b) All students whose families reside outside of the State of Nevada, providing such students have themselves been bona fide residents of the State of Nevada for at least 12 months before their matriculation at a university, state college or community college within the System;

      (c) All public school teachers who are employed full-time by school districts in the State of Nevada;

      (d) All full-time teachers in private elementary, secondary and postsecondary educational institutions in the State of Nevada whose curricula meet the requirements of chapter 394 of NRS;

      (e) Employees of the System who take classes other than during their regular working hours;

      (f) Members of the Armed Forces of the United States who are on active duty and stationed at a military installation in the State of Nevada; and

      (g) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who were honorably discharged within the 2 years immediately preceding the date of matriculation of the veteran at a university, state college or community college within the System.

      3.  The Board of Regents may grant more favorable exemptions from tuition charges for veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who were honorably discharged than the exemption provided pursuant to paragraph (g) of subsection 2, if required for the receipt of federal money.

      4.  The Board of Regents may grant exemptions from tuition charges each semester to other worthwhile and deserving students from other states and foreign countries, in a number not to exceed a number equal to 3 percent of the total matriculated enrollment of students for the last preceding fall semester.

      [10:37:1887; A 1921, 7; 1945, 258; 1943 NCL § 7735]—(NRS A 1959, 285; 1963, 78; 1965, 214; 1969, 1436; 1975, 1517; 2005, 361, 1421; 2009, 2291; 2013, 3229)

      NRS 396.542  Regents authorized to adjust tuition, registration and other fees based upon demand or costs; establishment of program for scholarships and reduced fees for economically disadvantaged students; annual report to Legislature.

      1.  In fixing a tuition charge for students at any campus of the System as provided by NRS 396.540 and in setting the amount of registration fees and other fees which are assessed against students, the Board of Regents may provide for the adjustment of the amount of the tuition charge or registration fee or other fee based on the demand for or the costs of carrying out the academic program or major for which the tuition charge, registration fee or other fee is assessed, including, without limitation, the costs of professional instruction, laboratory resources and other ancillary support.

      2.  If the Board of Regents provides for the adjustment of tuition charges, registration fees or other fees in the manner authorized by subsection 1, the Board of Regents shall establish a program to authorize scholarships and reduced fees for students who are economically disadvantaged and who are enrolled in academic programs or majors for which the adjustment of tuition charges, registration fees or other fees in the manner authorized by subsection 1 results in an increase in the costs of enrollment in such programs or majors.

      3.  If the Board of Regents provides for the adjustment of tuition charges, registration fees or other fees in the manner authorized by subsection 1, the Board of Regents shall, on or before February 1 of each year, submit a written report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to the Legislature, or to the Legislative Commission if the Legislature is not in session, which must, without limitation:

      (a) Identify the demand for each academic program and major;

      (b) Identify the costs of providing each academic program and major; and

      (c) Include a schedule of all tuition charges, registration fees and other fees assessed for each academic program and major.

      4.  As used in this section, “tuition charge” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 396.540.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 2500)

      NRS 396.543  Reciprocal agreement with another state for full or partial waiver of tuition.

      1.  The Board of Regents may enter into an agreement with another state for the granting of full or partial waivers of the nonresident tuition to residents of the other state who are students at or are eligible for admission to any branch of the System if the agreement provides that, under substantially the same circumstances, the other state will grant reciprocal waivers to residents of Nevada who are students at or are eligible for admission to universities or colleges in the other state.

      2.  Each agreement must specify:

      (a) The criteria for granting the waivers; and

      (b) The specific universities, state colleges and community colleges for which the waivers will be granted.

      3.  The Board of Regents shall provide by regulation for the administration of any waivers for which an agreement is entered into pursuant to subsection 1.

      4.  The waivers granted pursuant to this section must not be included in the number of waivers determined for the purpose of applying the limitation in subsection 4 of NRS 396.540.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1043; A 1993, 350; 2005, 361; 2013, 3230)

      NRS 396.544  Waiver of fees for members of Nevada National Guard; eligibility for waiver; verification of membership in Guard; reimbursement upon failure of recruit to enter Guard.

      1.  The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada may grant a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees for any member of the active Nevada National Guard, including, without limitation, a recruit, who attends a school within the System as a full-time or part-time student. For the purpose of assessing fees and charges against a person to whom a waiver is granted pursuant to this subsection, including, without limitation, tuition charges pursuant to NRS 396.540, such a person shall be deemed to be a bona fide resident of this State.

      2.  To be eligible for a waiver pursuant to subsection 1, a person must:

      (a) Be a member in good standing of the active Nevada National Guard, including, without limitation, a recruit, at the beginning of and throughout the entire semester for which the waiver is granted; and

      (b) Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average, on a 4.0 grading scale, each semester, or the equivalent of a 2.0 grade point average if a different grading scale is used.

      3.  The Board of Regents may request the Adjutant General to verify the membership in the active Nevada National Guard of a person who is seeking or has been granted a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees pursuant to subsection 1. The Adjutant General shall, upon receiving such a request, notify the Board of Regents in writing concerning the status and dates of membership of that person in the active Nevada National Guard.

      4.  If a waiver is granted pursuant to subsection 1 for a recruit and the recruit does not enter full-time National Guard duty within 1 year after enlisting, the recruit shall reimburse the Board of Regents for all registration fees and laboratory fees waived on behalf of the recruit if the recruit’s failure to enter full-time National Guard duty is attributable to his or her own conduct.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Full-time National Guard duty” has the meaning ascribed to it in 32 U.S.C. § 101(19).

      (b) “Recruit” means a person who has enlisted in the Nevada National Guard but has not begun his or her required military duty.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 20th Special Session, 271; A 2005, 583)

      NRS 396.5442  Waiver of fees for child, widow or widower of person killed while performing duties as member of Nevada National Guard; eligibility; verification of membership in Guard.

      1.  The Board of Regents may grant a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees for a child, widow or widower of a person who was killed while performing his or her duties as a member of the Nevada National Guard. For the purpose of assessing fees and charges against a person to whom such a waiver is granted, including, without limitation, tuition charges pursuant to NRS 396.540, the person shall be deemed to be a bona fide resident of this State.

      2.  A person is eligible for a waiver pursuant to subsection 1 if the person maintains at least a 2.0 grade point average, on a 4.0 grading scale, each semester or the equivalent of a 2.0 grade point average if a different scale is used.

      3.  A child may use a waiver granted pursuant to this section for 10 years after the child attains the age of 18 years or, if the child enrolls in the System before the age of 18 years, for 10 years after the date of such enrollment. A widow or widower may use a waiver granted pursuant to this section for 10 years after the date of the death of the member.

      4.  The Board of Regents may request the Adjutant General to verify that a person is the child, widow or widower of a person who was killed while performing his or her duties as a member of the Nevada National Guard. The Adjutant General shall, upon receiving such a request, notify the Board of Regents in writing concerning the status of that person.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 54)

      NRS 396.5445  Waiver of fees for spouse or child of member of Armed Forces who is identified as prisoner of war or missing in action; eligibility; verification of status.

      1.  The Board of Regents may grant a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees for a spouse or child of a person who is identified as a prisoner of war or missing in action while performing his or her duties as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States. For the purpose of assessing fees and charges against a person to whom such a waiver is granted, including, without limitation, tuition charges pursuant to NRS 396.540, the person shall be deemed to be a bona fide resident of this State.

      2.  A person is eligible for a waiver pursuant to subsection 1 if the person maintains at least a 2.0 grade point average, on a 4.0 grading scale, each semester or the equivalent of a 2.0 grade point average if a different scale is used.

      3.  A spouse may use a waiver granted pursuant to this section for 10 years after the date on which the member of the Armed Forces was identified as a prisoner of war or missing in action. A child may use a waiver granted pursuant to this section for 10 years after the child attains the age of 18 years or, if the child enrolls in the System before the age of 18 years, for 10 years after the date of such enrollment.

      4.  The Board of Regents may request such documentation as it deems necessary to verify that a person is the spouse or child of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is identified as a prisoner of war or missing in action while performing his or her duties as a member of the Armed Forces.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 55)

      NRS 396.545  Payment of fees and expenses of dependent child of public safety officer killed in line of duty; Trust Account for the Education of Dependent Children; annual estimation of money in and payments from Account; request for allocation to cover shortfall. [Effective through December 31, 2013.]

      1.  To the extent of money available for this purpose, the Board of Regents shall pay all registration fees, laboratory fees and expenses for required textbooks and course materials assessed against or incurred by a dependent child of a public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty, for classes taken towards satisfying the requirements of an undergraduate degree at a school within the System. No such payment may be made for any fee assessed after the child reaches the age of 23 years.

      2.  There is hereby created in the State General Fund a Trust Account for the Education of Dependent Children. The Board of Regents shall administer the Account. The Board of Regents may accept gifts and grants for deposit in the Account. All money held by the State Treasurer or received by the Board of Regents for that purpose must be deposited in the Account. The money in the Account must be invested as the money in other state accounts is invested. After deducting all applicable charges, all interest and income earned on the money in the Account must be credited to the Account. Any money remaining in the Account at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the State General Fund, and the balance in the Account must be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

      3.  For each fiscal year, the Board of Regents shall estimate:

      (a) The amount of money in the Trust Account that is available to make payments pursuant to subsection 1 for that fiscal year; and

      (b) The anticipated amount of such payments for that fiscal year.

Ê If the anticipated amount of payments estimated for the fiscal year exceeds the estimated amount of money available in the Account in the fiscal year for such payments, the Board of Regents may request an allocation from the Contingency Account created in the State General Fund pursuant to NRS 353.266 to cover the projected shortfall.

      4.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Firefighter” means a person who is a salaried employee or volunteer member of a:

             (1) Fire prevention or suppression unit organized by a local government and whose principal duty is to control and extinguish fires; or

             (2) Fire-fighting agency.

      (b) “Fire-fighting agency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 450B.072.

      (c) “Local government” means a county, city, unincorporated town or metropolitan police department.

      (d) “Member of a rescue or emergency medical services crew” means:

             (1) A member of a search and rescue organization in this State under the direct supervision of any county sheriff;

             (2) A person licensed as an attendant pursuant to chapter 450B of NRS if the person is a salaried employee of a public agency and is not retained under contract to perform services for the public agency;

             (3) A person certified as an emergency medical technician, intermediate emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician pursuant to chapter 450B of NRS if the person is a salaried employee or volunteer of a public agency and is not retained under contract to perform services for the public agency; or

             (4) A volunteer attendant as that term is defined in NRS 450B.110.

      (e) “Peace officer” means a category I peace officer, category II peace officer or category III peace officer as those terms are defined in NRS 289.460, 289.470 and 289.480, respectively.

      (f) “Public agency” means an agency, bureau, commission, department or division of the State of Nevada or a political subdivision of the State of Nevada that provides police, firefighting, rescue or emergency medical services.

      (g) “Public safety officer” means a person serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a peace officer, a firefighter or a member of a rescue or emergency medical services crew.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2219; A 1997, 469; 2005, 327, 361; 2011, 447, 2845; 2013, 2693)

      NRS 396.545  Payment of fees and expenses of dependent child of public safety officer killed in line of duty; Trust Account for the Education of Dependent Children; annual estimation of money in and payments from Account; request for allocation to cover shortfall. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

      1.  To the extent of money available for this purpose, the Board of Regents shall pay all registration fees, laboratory fees and expenses for required textbooks and course materials assessed against or incurred by a dependent child of a public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty, for classes taken towards satisfying the requirements of an undergraduate degree at a school within the System. No such payment may be made for any fee assessed after the child reaches the age of 23 years.

      2.  There is hereby created in the State General Fund a Trust Account for the Education of Dependent Children. The Board of Regents shall administer the Account. The Board of Regents may accept gifts and grants for deposit in the Account. All money held by the State Treasurer or received by the Board of Regents for that purpose must be deposited in the Account. The money in the Account must be invested as the money in other state accounts is invested. After deducting all applicable charges, all interest and income earned on the money in the Account must be credited to the Account. Any money remaining in the Account at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the State General Fund, and the balance in the Account must be carried forward to the next fiscal year.

      3.  For each fiscal year, the Board of Regents shall estimate:

      (a) The amount of money in the Trust Account that is available to make payments pursuant to subsection 1 for that fiscal year; and

      (b) The anticipated amount of such payments for that fiscal year.

Ê If the anticipated amount of payments estimated for the fiscal year exceeds the estimated amount of money available in the Account in the fiscal year for such payments, the Board of Regents may request an allocation from the Contingency Account created in the State General Fund pursuant to NRS 353.266 to cover the projected shortfall.

      4.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Firefighter” means a person who is a salaried employee or volunteer member of a:

             (1) Fire prevention or suppression unit organized by a local government and whose principal duty is to control and extinguish fires; or

             (2) Fire-fighting agency.

      (b) “Fire-fighting agency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 450B.072.

      (c) “Local government” means a county, city, unincorporated town or metropolitan police department.

      (d) “Member of a rescue or emergency medical services crew” means:

             (1) A member of a search and rescue organization in this State under the direct supervision of any county sheriff;

             (2) A person licensed as an attendant pursuant to chapter 450B of NRS if the person is a salaried employee of a public agency and is not retained under contract to perform services for the public agency;

             (3) A person certified as an emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic pursuant to chapter 450B of NRS if the person is a salaried employee or volunteer of a public agency and is not retained under contract to perform services for the public agency; or

             (4) A volunteer attendant as that term is defined in NRS 450B.110.

      (e) “Peace officer” means a category I peace officer, category II peace officer or category III peace officer as those terms are defined in NRS 289.460, 289.470 and 289.480, respectively.

      (f) “Public agency” means an agency, bureau, commission, department or division of the State of Nevada or a political subdivision of the State of Nevada that provides police, firefighting, rescue or emergency medical services.

      (g) “Public safety officer” means a person serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a peace officer, a firefighter or a member of a rescue or emergency medical services crew.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2219; A 1997, 469; 2005, 327, 361; 2011, 447, 2845; 2013, 2693, effective January 1, 2014)

      NRS 396.546  Access to electronic version of instructional materials to students with print access disability.

      1.  In the most timely manner practicable after receiving a written request for an electronic version of instructional material from a student with a print access disability, an institution shall provide to the student, at no cost, an electronic version of each requested instructional material that the institution determines is essential to the success of the student in a course of study offered by an institution of the System in which the student is enrolled.

      2.  If an institution receives a request for an electronic version of nonprinted instructional material from a student pursuant to subsection 1 to whom the institution would be required to provide an electronic version of the material pursuant to subsection 1 and an electronic version of the nonprinted instructional material is not currently available at the institution or at another institution of the System, the institution must contact the publisher of the nonprinted instructional material and request an electronic version of the nonprinted instructional material. If the publisher:

      (a) Has an electronic version of the nonprinted instructional material, the publisher must provide the electronic version to the institution for distribution to the student; or

      (b) Does not have an electronic version of the nonprinted instructional material, the institution must create and provide to the student an electronic version in the most timely manner practicable after the institution is notified by the publisher that the publisher does not have an electronic version of the nonprinted instructional material.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Institution” means any university, state college or community college within the System.

      (b) “Instructional material” means any published textbook and other published material that is used by students of the System. The term does not include nontextual mathematics and science materials unless, as determined by the Board of Regents, such materials are commercially available in a format that is compatible for use with equipment which is used by students of the System with print access disabilities to convert material into a format that provides them with the ability to have increased independent access to the material. The term includes, without limitation, nonprinted instructional material.

      (c) “Nonprinted instructional material” means instructional material that is in a format other than print. The term does not include a website or Internet link that is associated with instructional material. The term includes, without limitation, instructional material that requires electronic equipment other than a computer or computer peripheral for the material to be used as a learning resource, such as a software program, videodisc, videotape and audiotape.

      (d) “Print access disability” means a condition in which a person’s independent reading of, reading comprehension of, or visual access to printed material is limited or reduced because of a sensory, neurological, cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 915)

      NRS 396.547  Student government: Establishment; approval of bylaws; fees.

      1.  The student body of each branch of the System may establish a student government. The student government shall adopt a set of bylaws which are subject to the approval of:

      (a) A majority of the students who vote in an election held for that purpose; and

      (b) The Board of Regents.

      2.  Such a student government to the extent of its authority set forth in the bylaws is self-governing and independent of the administration of the System, financially and otherwise.

      3.  The Board of Regents shall collect a fee from each undergraduate student at a branch of the System for the support of the student government of that branch upon:

      (a) Receipt of a request by the student government for the imposition of such a fee; and

      (b) Approval by the Board of Regents of the amount of the fee so requested.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1030; A 1993, 350)

      NRS 396.548  Provision of information to board of trustees of school districts regarding remedial instruction.  The Board of Regents shall require employees of the System to provide to the board of trustees of each school district of this State, as appropriate, information regarding the:

      1.  Number of pupils who graduated from a high school in the district in the immediately preceding year and enrolled in remedial courses in reading, writing or mathematics at a university, state college or community college within the System.

      2.  Costs incurred by the System in providing remedial instruction pursuant to subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1775; A 2005, 362)

      NRS 396.550  Time and standards of graduation.  The Board of Regents shall have the power to prescribe the time and standards of graduation.

      [Part 3:37:1887; A 1917, 52; 1945, 448; 1943 NCL § 7728]

      NRS 396.560  Diploma of graduation; determination of completion of full course of study required for diploma.

      1.  Upon the recommendation of a president of a branch within the System, the Board of Regents shall issue to those who worthily complete the full course of study in the school of mines or in the school of agriculture, or in the school of liberal arts, or in any equivalent course that may hereafter be prescribed, a diploma of graduation, conferring the proper academic degree, from the System.

      2.  The Board of Regents shall not issue such a diploma to a student who has not completed the full course of study as set forth in this section.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, a student at a university or state college within the System completes the full course of study for a diploma of graduation if, in accordance with the policy of the Board of Regents, the student satisfies the requirements for graduation and a degree as set forth in the catalog of the university or state college that is in effect at the time the student:

      (a) First enrolls in the university or state college or is admitted to the academic program or department of the student’s major if the program or department has a formal process for admitting students to the program or department; or

      (b) Graduates,

Ê whichever the student elects. A student who changes his or her major must elect the catalog of the year of the latest change of the major or the year of graduation. A student may not elect a catalog that is more than 10 years old at the time of his or her graduation.

      [Part 7:37:1887; A 1891, 92; 1895, 89; C § 1396; RL § 4645; NCL § 7732]—(NRS A 1969, 1437; 1993, 351; 2005, 1096)

      NRS 396.568  Automatic transfer of credits earned at community college toward degree at state college or university; appeal by student if credit denied.

      1.  All credits earned by a student in a course at a community college within the System, including, without limitation, all credits earned in a course toward the award of an associate’s degree must automatically transfer toward the course work required of the student in his or her major or minor, or other course work required of the student, for the award of a baccalaureate degree upon graduation of the student from any university or state college within the System.

      2.  Pursuant to the policy of the Board of Regents, a student who is awarded an associate’s degree:

      (a) Shall be deemed to have completed the course of study required of a sophomore.

      (b) If the student enrolls in another institution within the System, must be enrolled as a junior.

      3.  All credits earned toward the completion of a degree of associate of arts, associate of science or associate of business must automatically transfer toward the course work required for the award of a baccalaureate degree upon the graduation of the student from any university or college within the System.

Ê If the transfer of credit pursuant to this section is denied and the student believes that the credit should be applied to his or her degree, the student may appeal the decision. The appeal process must be made available to all students and may be posted on the website of the System.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1475; A 2003, 1249; 2005, 1096)

      NRS 396.580  Diploma for course of study not equivalent to regular course.  Upon the recommendation of a president of a branch within the System, the Board of Regents shall issue to those who worthily complete the full course of study in any other department of the System, not equivalent to a regular course, a diploma of graduation, but the diploma must bear the name of the department from which it is issued, and in no case may it bear the heading of the regular diploma issued by the Board of Regents.

      [Part 7:37:1887; A 1891, 92; 1895, 89; C § 1396; RL § 4645; NCL § 7732]—(NRS A 1969, 1437; 1993, 351)

      NRS 396.585  Satisfactory progress toward obtaining degree required to participate as member of varsity athletic team.

      1.  The Board of Regents shall require each student who participates as a member of a varsity athletic team which represents the University of Nevada, Reno, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to make satisfactory progress toward obtaining a degree as a condition of participation as a member of the team.

      2.  The Board of Regents shall establish standards for determining whether a student is making satisfactory progress toward obtaining his or her degree as required by this section. The standards must:

      (a) Include a requirement that a student enroll in a sufficient number of courses in each semester that are required to obtain the academic degree the student is seeking to allow the student to complete the requirements for obtaining the degree within a reasonable period after the student’s admission.

      (b) Include a requirement that a student maintain a minimum grade point average in the courses required pursuant to paragraph (a).

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 336)

      NRS 396.591  Medical insurance for members of athletic teams.  The University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, may each elect to insure members of varsity and freshman athletic teams representing the respective campuses for unlimited medical coverage for injuries incurred while the members of the teams are engaged in organized practice or actual competition or any activity related thereto. Such insurance must be obtained from a private carrier.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 288; A 1981, 900, 1527; 1999, 1826)

STATE CLIMATOLOGIST

      NRS 396.595  Creation of Office; employment, qualifications and duties.

      1.  The Office of State Climatologist is hereby created.

      2.  The Director of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall employ as the State Climatologist a person who has received the approval of:

      (a) The National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

      (b) The Western Regional Director of the National Weather Service; and

      (c) An officer of the System.

      3.  The State Climatologist shall:

      (a) Maintain descriptions of and information on the climate in this state, including the atmospheric conditions and levels of precipitation; and

      (b) Publish his or her findings concerning the climate in this state at least quarterly.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 688; A 1993, 351; 1995, 806)

      NRS 396.597  System may provide space for office and supplies; other employment allowed.

      1.  The System may provide the State Climatologist with adequate space for an office and necessary supplies.

      2.  The State Climatologist may, in addition to his or her employment as State Climatologist:

      (a) Be employed by the Board of Regents as a member of the teaching staff of one of the branches or facilities within the System; and

      (b) Accept employment as a consultant.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 689; A 1993, 352)

PUBLIC SERVICE DIVISION

In General

      NRS 396.600  Composition.  The Public Service Division of the System consists of the following public service departments:

      1.  Agricultural Extension.

      2.  Agricultural Experiment Station.

      3.  Bureau of Mines and Geology.

      4.  Such other departments as the Board of Regents may designate.

      [1:98:1915; 1919 RL p. 3209; NCL § 7765] + [Part 2:98:1915; 1919 RL p. 3210; NCL § 7766] + [3:98:1915; 1919 RL p. 3210; NCL § 7767] + [5:98:1915; 1919 RL p. 3210; NCL § 7769]—(NRS A 1957, 766; 1959, 618; 1969, 1437; 1971, 368; 1985, 1125; 1993, 352)

      NRS 396.610  Rules and regulations.  All rules and regulations necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of the Public Service Division of the System must be made by the presidents, the Chancellor and the Board of Regents.

      [4:98:1915; 1919 RL p. 3210; NCL § 7768]—(NRS A 1969, 1438; 1993, 352)

Bureau of Mines and Geology

      NRS 396.620  Analyses of ores, minerals, soil and water: Submission of samples by residents of this State; fee; maintenance of records and samples.

      1.  Subject to the limitations specified in NRS 396.620 to 396.660, inclusive, the Chancellor shall cause to be analyzed by an appropriate employee of the System any ores, minerals, soil or water taken from within the boundaries of the State of Nevada and sent by any resident of the State for that purpose. Persons sending samples from post offices in states bordering Nevada may be required to furnish evidence that their samples are taken in Nevada and that they are Nevada residents. Any resident of the State may send any such substance for analysis. The report of the results of the analysis must be mailed to him or her within 10 working days after it has been received if he or she has supplied the information for the maintenance of records as provided in this section. The report sent to him or her must also contain as nearly as possible an explanation of the uses and market value of the substance.

      2.  For each sample sent for analysis, the System shall charge a fee of $5 which must be used to defray the expense of conducting the analysis and storing the sample.

      3.  The System shall keep a record, open for inspection, under such rules as may be made by the Board of Regents, of all minerals, ores or other matters so sent, with a history of the minerals or other matters, stating the name and residence of the person from whom received, as nearly as possible the location from which the material was taken, including the district and county, and any other relevant information. This information for the records may be required to be filed with the System before any work is done on the material sent, and the 10-day limit for reports will count from the time the information is received by the System. The System shall cause the preparation and printing of forms for providing the information and shall distribute the forms at no charge.

      4.  A portion of the sample analyzed must be kept by the System for 3 months after the report is sent out, in case any question should arise in relation to the report or additional information be desired. After that time expires, samples may be destroyed or used for any desirable purpose.

      [1:84:1895; A 1931, 229; 1933, 147; 1931 NCL § 7754]—(NRS A 1969, 1526; 1981, 1715; 1985, 466; 1993, 352, 1597; 1995, 579; 1997, 20; 2005, 1092)

      NRS 396.630  Assay to be run when same material sent from same district.  If the same general kind of matter for analysis is sent from the same district and previous analyses have shown its character and values, it shall not be necessary to analyze the same, but an assay shall be run to determine the value thereof, and shall be sent by mail to the person desiring the same.

      [2:84:1895; A 1933, 147; 1931 NCL § 7755]

      NRS 396.640  Analyses of samples in order received.  Samples for analysis shall be analyzed in the order received, as far as possible.

      [3:84:1895; A 1933, 147; 1931 NCL § 7756]

      NRS 396.650  Limitations on number of samples and quantitative analyses.

      1.  Gold and silver samples requiring assays and exact quantitative determinations are limited to two in any 30-day period; and of the so-called strategic or war minerals, such as antimony, arsenic, beryllium, manganese, magnesium, tungsten, molybdenum, quicksilver, zinc, lead, copper, tin, chromium, cadmium, or other strategic minerals for the assaying of which the average assay office is not equipped, there shall be run up to five assays or quantitative determinations for any single person or associated group of persons. Samples sent for ordinary rock and mineral determinations are limited to 10 in any 30-day period.

      2.  In order to save the State unnecessary expense, if preliminary examinations by microscope and qualitative tests indicate material of no economic value, exact quantitative analyses are not to be run on such samples, and reports on such material will indicate why such material has no commercial value.

      [Part 4:84:1895; A 1897, 91; 1925, 29; 1931, 229; 1933, 147; 1943, 180; 1943 NCL § 7757]

      NRS 396.660  Purpose and applicability of NRS 396.620 to 396.660, inclusive.

      1.  The main object of NRS 396.620 to 396.660, inclusive, as it relates to ore samples, is to aid the prospector in the discovery of new mineral deposits.

      2.  NRS 396.620 to 396.660, inclusive, shall not apply in the following cases:

      (a) To operating mines. The term “operating mines” as used in this subsection means those properties milling or shipping ore or being worked by hired labor.

      (b) To engineers sampling mines or prospects for purposes of valuation.

      (c) To so-called “control assays” to check other assayers on ore known to be of value.

      [Part 4:84:1895; A 1897, 91; 1925, 29; 1931, 229; 1933, 147; 1943, 180; 1943 NCL § 7757]

Agricultural Extension

      NRS 396.690  Acceptance of federal appropriations for agricultural extension work.  The assent of the State of Nevada by its Legislature is hereby given to the provisions and requirements of an Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide for cooperative extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several States receiving the benefits of an Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of Acts supplementary thereto, and the United States Department of Agriculture,” approved May 8, 1914 (c. 79, 38 Stat. 372), and any acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto. The Board of Regents is hereby authorized and empowered to receive the grants of money appropriated under such federal acts, and to organize and conduct agricultural extension work which must be carried on in connection with the College of Agriculture of the System, in accordance with the terms and conditions expressed in such Acts of Congress.

      [1:9:1915; 1919 RL p. 3209; NCL § 7748]—(NRS A 1969, 1438; 1993, 353)

Agricultural Experiment Station

      NRS 396.740  Purposes.  The Agricultural Experiment Station, organized and established by the Board of Regents in connection with the System, is hereby recognized and continues as a part of the System. The Agricultural Experiment Station must be conducted for the purposes of acquiring and diffusing among the people useful and practical information on subjects connected with agriculture and to promote scientific investigation and experiment respecting the principles and applications of agricultural science.

      [Part 1:26:1889; C § 1411; RL § 456; NCL § 374]—(NRS A 1969, 1438; 1993, 353)

      NRS 396.750  Director; assistants.  The Board of Regents, upon recommendation of the appropriate officer of the System shall appoint a qualified person to conduct the Agricultural Experiment Station and grant him or her such assistants as it deems necessary.

      [2:26:1889; C § 1412; RL § 457; NCL § 375] + [Part 3:98:1915; 1919 RL p. 3210; NCL § 7767]—(NRS A 1969, 1438; 1993, 353)

      NRS 396.760  Acceptance of federal acts.  The Board of Regents and the Director appointed by the Board shall, to the best of their ability, observe and carry out the requirements of an Act of Congress entitled “An Act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several states under the provisions of an act approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the acts supplementary thereto,” approved March 2, 1887 (c. 314, 24 Stat. 440), and all acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto. The Board of Regents shall have charge of the receipts, safekeeping and expenditure of all money appropriated by Congress for the benefit and use of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

      [Part 3:26:1889; C § 1413; RL § 458; NCL § 376]

      NRS 396.770  Acceptance of federal money.  The Legislature of Nevada hereby gratefully assents to the purposes of all grants of money made heretofore and all which may hereafter be made to the State of Nevada by Congress, under the Act of Congress entitled “An Act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several states under the provisions of an act approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the acts supplementary thereto,” approved March 2, 1887 (c. 314, 24 Stat. 440), and agrees that the same shall be used only for the purposes named in the Act of Congress or acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.

      [5:26:1889; C § 1415; RL § 460; NCL § 378]

      NRS 396.780  Biennial reports.  The Director and the Board of Regents shall make a report to the Governor before September 1 of each even-numbered year covering the biennium ending June 30 of such year. The Governor shall transmit all reports to the Legislature.

      [Part 4:26:1889; C § 1414; RL § 459; NCL § 377]—(NRS A 1969, 1457)

      NRS 396.790  Agricultural research: Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station Fund.

      1.  The Director of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station of the System, with the approval of the Board of Regents, is hereby authorized and directed to enter into cooperative agreements with the United States Department of Agriculture under the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide for further research into basic laws and principles relating to agriculture and to improve and facilitate the marketing and distribution of agricultural products,” approved August 14, 1946 (c. 966, 60 Stat. 1082; 7 U.S.C. § 427).

      2.  The Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station Fund is hereby created. Support for the Fund must be provided by legislative appropriation from the State General Fund.

      3.  All claims against the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station Fund must be certified by the Director of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, approved by the Board of Regents and the State Board of Examiners and when so certified and approved, the State Controller is authorized to draw his or her warrants in payment of the claim, and the State Treasurer is authorized to pay the claim.

      [Part 1:229:1947; 1943 NCL § 363.11] + [Part 2:229:1947; A 1949, 545] + [3:229:1947; 1943 NCL § 363.13]—(NRS A 1969, 1438; 1993, 353)

CENTER FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CRIME STATISTICS

      NRS 396.792  Establishment; acceptance and use of gifts and grants.  The Center for the Analysis of Crime Statistics is hereby established within the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Center may:

      1.  Apply for any available grants and accept any gifts, grants or donations; and

      2.  Use any such gifts, grants or donations to aid the Center in carrying out its duties and functions.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 642)

DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

      NRS 396.795  Establishment.  To contribute more effectively to the security of the nation and to promote the general welfare of the State of Nevada and its citizens through the development of educational and scientific research, the Board of Regents may establish for educational and scientific research a facility within the System to be known as the Desert Research Institute.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 285; A 1981, 900; 1993, 354)

      NRS 396.7951  Purposes.  The primary purposes of the Institute are to:

      1.  Foster and conduct fundamental scientific, economic, social or educational investigations and applied research for industry, governmental or private agencies or individuals;

      2.  Encourage and foster a desire in students and faculty to conduct research;

      3.  Discover and develop talent for conducting research;

      4.  Acquire and disseminate knowledge related to the projects undertaken; and

      5.  Promote all research within the System generally.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 286; A 1969, 1439; 1993, 354)

      NRS 396.7952  Powers of Board of Regents.  To further the development of the research activities of the System, the Board of Regents, on behalf of the Desert Research Institute, may:

      1.  Enter into contracts with governmental or private agencies or natural persons who wish to use the services or facilities of the Desert Research Institute.

      2.  Receive and hold, by gift, bequest, devise, grant, purchase or otherwise, any real or personal property, including patents, copyrights, royalties and contracts from natural persons or corporations.

      3.  Manage, invest, use and dispose of any property so received, either as specified by the donor or for the furtherance of the objectives of the Desert Research Institute.

      4.  Receive, invest, disburse and account for all money acquired pursuant to subsection 2 or through contractual or sponsored arrangements with governmental or private agencies or natural persons.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 286; A 1965, 93; 1979, 215; 1993, 354)

      NRS 396.7953  Procedures and policies for personnel.

      1.  The Board of Regents may devise and establish personnel policies and procedures in connection with the operation of contractual or sponsored research activities of the Institute, apart from those personnel policies and procedures which are established for the professional personnel of other branches or facilities of the System.

      2.  In devising and establishing such personnel policies and procedures, the Board of Regents is not bound by any of the other provisions of this chapter or the provisions of title 23 of NRS and none of those provisions are applicable to any person employed in connection with the operation of contractual or sponsored research activities of the Institute except as may be prescribed by the Board of Regents.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 286; A 1981, 900; 1993, 354)

      NRS 396.7954  Deposit of money received on behalf of Institute.  Any money received by the Board of Regents on behalf of the Desert Research Institute pursuant to NRS 396.7952, may be deposited by the Board of Regents to the credit of the Desert Research Institute in one or more state or national banks or credit unions in the State of Nevada. Such deposits may be either time deposits or on open account subject to check without notice. The Board of Regents may act through any authorized agent or agents in depositing or withdrawing any money in such accounts.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 286; A 1999, 1490)

      NRS 396.7955  Fiscal policies and procedures.

      1.  The Board of Regents shall devise and establish fiscal policies and procedures in connection with the operation of contractual or sponsored research activities of the institute, apart from those fiscal policies and procedures which are applicable to other branches or facilities of the System.

      2.  None of the other provisions of this chapter or the provisions of titles 23 or 31 of NRS or any other statute relating to public officers and employees or public financial administration applies to the receipt, investment, management, disbursement, use, expenditure or accounting for any money or property received by the Board of Regents pursuant to NRS 396.7952, except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 of NRS 396.7952.

      3.  Any funds received by or made available to the Board of Regents for the Desert Research Institute by the State of Nevada, whether pursuant to direct legislative appropriation or otherwise, are subject to all laws relating to public funds and expenditures.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 287; A 1981, 900; 1993, 355)

      NRS 396.7956  Research concerning use of solar energy as source of power.

      1.  The Legislature finds that:

      (a) Basic scientific research is essential to any real solution of the energy crisis affecting many parts of the nation.

      (b) Investigation of the potential contribution of harnessed solar energy may offer some significant answers to the problem of diminishing power resources.

      (c) The facilities of the Desert Research Institute are uniquely capable of being applied to the study of solar energy as a source of power generation.

      2.  The Board of Regents, through the Desert Research Institute, is authorized and encouraged to undertake research concerning the use of solar energy as a source of power. As part of the study, consideration must be given to the relative advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of power generation through the utilization of solar energy.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 268; A 1993, 355)

ETHICS INSTITUTE

      NRS 396.797  Establishment.  The Board of Regents shall establish for educational research an Ethics Institute as a facility within the System to study questions and define standards regarding medical ethics.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1232; A 1993, 355)

      NRS 396.7971  Powers of Institute.  The Ethics Institute may:

      1.  Plan and arrange educational activities to provide for practical applications of ethical consensus in medical practice.

      2.  Act as a forum for persons to address issues of medical ethics.

      3.  Coordinate informed communication between providers of health care and persons who make public policy in matters of medical ethics.

      4.  Act as a clearinghouse of information for members of the medical profession, hospital administrators, persons who make public policy and the public on matters of medical ethics.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1233)

      NRS 396.7972  Powers of Board of Regents.  The Board of Regents, on behalf of the Ethics Institute, may:

      1.  Enter into contracts with persons or governmental agencies who wish to use the services or facilities of the Ethics Institute.

      2.  Accept gifts or grants of money or property.

      3.  Receive and hold any real or personal property, including patents, copyrights, royalties and contracts.

      4.  Manage, invest, use and dispose of any property received, either as specified by the donor or for the furtherance of the objectives of the Ethics Institute.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1233)

      NRS 396.7973  Procedures and policies for personnel.

      1.  The Board of Regents may establish policies and procedures for personnel in connection with the operation of contractual or sponsored activities of the Ethics Institute, apart from those policies and procedures which are established for the professional personnel of other branches or facilities of the System.

      2.  In establishing the policies and procedures, the Board of Regents is not bound by any of the other provisions of this chapter or the provisions of title 23 of NRS and none of those provisions are applicable to any person employed in connection with the operation of contractual or sponsored activities of the Institute except as may be prescribed by the Board of Regents.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1233; A 1993, 355)

      NRS 396.7974  Deposit of money received on behalf of Institute.  Any money received by the Board of Regents on behalf of the Ethics Institute pursuant to NRS 396.7972, may be deposited by the Board of Regents to the credit of the Ethics Institute in any financial institution in the State of Nevada that is federally insured or insured by a private insurer approved pursuant to NRS 678.755. The Board of Regents may act through any authorized agent in depositing or withdrawing any money in such an account.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1233; A 1999, 1491)

      NRS 396.7975  Fiscal policies and procedures.

      1.  The Board of Regents shall establish fiscal policies and procedures in connection with the operation of contractual or sponsored activities of the Ethics Institute, apart from those fiscal policies and procedures which are applicable to other branches or facilities of the System.

      2.  None of the other provisions of this chapter or the provisions of title 23 or 31 of NRS or any other statute relating to public officers and employees or public financial administration applies to the receipt, investment, management, disbursement, use, expenditure or accounting for any money or property received by the Board of Regents pursuant to NRS 396.7972.

      3.  Any money received by or made available to the Board of Regents for the Ethics Institute is subject to all laws relating to public money and expenditures.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1233; A 1993, 356)

ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO

      NRS 396.7992  Formation of nonprofit corporation: Powers of Board of Regents.  The Board of Regents, in the name and on behalf of the System, may:

      1.  Cause to be formed a nonprofit corporation pursuant to chapter 82 of NRS for the acquisition of real property for the future development and expansion of the University of Nevada, Reno, in Washoe County.

      2.  Provide the name of the corporation.

      3.  Specify that it is formed for charitable and educational purposes, subject to the basic object provided therefor in subsection 1.

      4.  Specify incidental powers which the corporation may exercise, including without limitation:

      (a) The power to solicit and receive contributions, gifts, grants, devises and bequests of real and personal property, or any combination thereof;

      (b) The powers enumerated in NRS 82.121; and

      (c) The power to do all acts and things as may be necessary or convenient or desirable to carry out the objects and purposes for which the corporation is formed.

      5.  Provide for:

      (a) The location and relocation of the principal office of the corporation;

      (b) The distribution of its assets, after the liquidation of its obligations, if any, to the System or its Board of Regents, as it may determine, for the benefit of the System upon any dissolution and liquidation of the corporation;

      (c) Its perpetual existence;

      (d) Its governing body and appointments and reappointments of members thereto; and

      (e) The adoption and alteration from time to time of bylaws by the corporation.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 2; A 1969, 1439; 1981, 696; 1991, 1314; 1993, 356)

      NRS 396.7993  System and Board of Regents not obligated to acquire property from nonprofit corporation.  Neither the System nor the Board of Regents is obligated to acquire from such a nonprofit corporation any property acquired by it, except as is otherwise provided in NRS 396.7998.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 3; A 1969, 1448; 1993, 357)

      NRS 396.7994  Status of nonprofit corporation on formation.  Such a nonprofit corporation, upon its formation, is:

      1.  A corporate agency of the System and the Board of Regents;

      2.  A body corporate and politic; and

      3.  A political subdivision of this state.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 3; A 1969, 1448; 1993, 357)

      NRS 396.7995  Limitations on activities of nonprofit corporation.  No part of the activities of such corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or participation or intervention in (including without limitation the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 3)

      NRS 396.7996  Activities of nonprofit corporation public in nature.  The activities of such corporation are hereby determined to be essentially public in nature.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 3)

      NRS 396.7997  Income of nonprofit corporation.  Any income of the corporation shall not inure to any member thereof or to any other private person, partnership or corporation, excluding any payment of the nonprofit corporation’s operation and maintenance expenses, any securities requirements, and any other obligations based on contract or tort.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 3)

      NRS 396.7998  Beneficial interest of System and Board of Regents in nonprofit corporation.  The System, or the Board of Regents, as it may determine, has the beneficial interest in the corporation while any obligations evidenced by its bonds or other securities remain outstanding. The System or the Board of Regents, as it may determine, may obligate itself to take full legal title to the property of the corporation upon the retirement of its securities.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 3; A 1969, 1448; 1993, 357)

      NRS 396.7999  Approval of corporate acts by System.  The System, acting by and through the Board of Regents may:

      1.  Approve the corporation and any securities issued thereby.

      2.  Do all acts necessary, convenient or desirable, as the Board may determine, to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1968, 3; A 1993, 357)

ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

      NRS 396.801  Formation of nonprofit corporation: Powers of Board of Regents.  The Board of Regents, in the name and on the behalf of the System, may:

      1.  Cause to be formed a nonprofit corporation pursuant to chapter 82 of NRS for the acquisition of real property for the future development and expansion of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Clark County.

      2.  Provide the name of the corporation.

      3.  Specify that it is formed for charitable and educational purposes, subject to the basic object provided therefor in subsection 1.

      4.  Specify incidental powers which the corporation may exercise, including without limitation:

      (a) The power to solicit and receive contributions, gifts, grants, devises and bequests of real and personal property, or any combination thereof;

      (b) The powers enumerated in NRS 82.121; and

      (c) The power to do all acts and things as may be necessary or convenient or desirable to carry out the objects and purposes for which the corporation is formed.

      5.  Provide for:

      (a) The location and relocation of the principal office of the corporation;

      (b) The distribution of its assets, after the liquidation of its obligations, if any, to the System or the Board of Regents, as it may determine, for the benefit of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, upon any dissolution and liquidation of the corporation;

      (c) Its perpetual existence;

      (d) Its governing body and appointments and reappointments of members thereto; and

      (e) The adoption and alteration from time to time of bylaws by the corporation.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1342; A 1969, 1439; 1981, 696; 1991, 1315; 1993, 357)

      NRS 396.802  System and Board of Regents not obligated to acquire property from nonprofit corporation.  Neither the System nor the Board of Regents is obligated to acquire from such a nonprofit corporation any property acquired by it, except as is otherwise provided in NRS 396.807.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1342; A 1969, 1448; 1993, 358)

      NRS 396.803  Status of nonprofit corporation on formation.  Such a nonprofit corporation, upon its formation, is:

      1.  A corporate agency of the System and the Board of Regents;

      2.  A body corporate and politic; and

      3.  A political subdivision of this state.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1342; A 1969, 1448; 1993, 358)

      NRS 396.804  Limitations on activities of nonprofit corporation.  No part of the activities of such corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or participation or intervention in (including without limitation the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1343)

      NRS 396.805  Activities of nonprofit corporation public in nature.  The activities of such corporation are hereby determined to be essentially public in nature.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1343)

      NRS 396.806  Income of nonprofit corporation.  Any income of the corporation shall not inure to any member thereof or to any other private person, partnership or corporation, excluding any payment of the nonprofit corporation’s operation and maintenance expenses, any securities requirements, and any other obligations based on contract or tort.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1343)

      NRS 396.807  Beneficial interest of System and Board of Regents in nonprofit corporation.  The System, or the Board of Regents, as it may determine, has the beneficial interest in the corporation while any obligations evidenced by its bonds or other securities remain outstanding and the System or the Board of Regents, as it may determine, may obligate itself to take full legal title to the property of the corporation upon the retirement of its securities.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1343; A 1969, 1448; 1993, 358)

      NRS 396.808  Approval of corporate acts by System.  The System, acting by and through the Board of Regents may:

      1.  Approve the corporation and any securities issued thereby.

      2.  Do all acts necessary, convenient or desirable, as the Board may determine, to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1343; A 1993, 358)

UNIVERSITY SECURITIES LAW

      NRS 396.809  Short title.  NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, may be known as the University Securities Law.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 2; A 2001, 2650)

      NRS 396.810  Purpose; supplemental nature.  It is the purpose of the University Securities Law to provide a procedure for financing any projects otherwise authorized by law and for the issuance of securities to evidence or reevidence obligations incurred in connection with any projects. The University Securities Law is supplemental in nature, and nothing herein contained shall be construed as authorizing any particular project nor as authorizing the incurrence of any obligations to defray the cost of any project.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 3)

      NRS 396.811  Definitions.  The terms in NRS 396.812 to 396.838, inclusive, defined for all purposes of the University Securities Law and of any act amendatory thereof, supplemental thereto or relating thereto, and of any instrument or document appertaining thereto, except where the context by clear implication otherwise requires, have the meanings herein specified.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 3)

      NRS 396.812  “Acquisition” and “acquire” defined.  “Acquisition” or “acquire” includes the opening, laying out, establishment, purchase, construction, securing, installation, reconstruction, lease, gift, grant from the Federal Government, this state, any body corporate and politic therein, or any person, the endowment, bequest, devise, transfer, assignment, option to purchase, other contract or other acquirement, or any combination thereof, of any properties pertaining to a project, or an interest therein.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 3)

      NRS 396.813  “Board” defined.  “Board” means the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, constituting the governing body of the State University and a body corporate and politic by the name of the “Board of Regents of the University of Nevada,” is a political subdivision of this state, and means any successor governing body of the University.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 3; A 1969, 1440)

      NRS 396.814  “Chair” and “Chair of the Board” defined.  “Chair,” or “Chair of the Board,” or any phrase of similar import, means the de facto or de jure presiding officer of the Board, or his or her successor in functions, if any.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 3)

      NRS 396.8145  “Chancellor of the University” defined.  “Chancellor of the University” means the de facto or de jure presiding officer of the System and its Chief Administrative Officer, now designated as the Chancellor of the System, and formerly designated as the Chancellor of the University of Nevada System and the President of the University of Nevada, or his or her successor in functions, if any. “Chancellor of the University” does not mean the chief administrative officer of either the branch of the University in Washoe County or the branch of the University in Clark County, now designated respectively as the “President of the University of Nevada, Reno” and the “President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.” The latter officer was formerly designated as the “Chancellor of Nevada Southern University.” Both of these officers are responsible and subordinate to the Chancellor of the System.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 2126; A 1993, 358)

      NRS 396.815  “Commercial bank” defined.  “Commercial bank” means:

      1.  A state or national bank or trust company that is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, including, without limitation, a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

      2.  A credit union whose deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund or by a private insurer approved pursuant to NRS 678.755.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 3; A 1999, 1491)

      NRS 396.816  “Cost of any project” defined.  “Cost of any project,” or any phrase of similar import, means all or any part designated by the Board of the cost of any project, or interest therein, which cost at the option of the Board may include all or any part of the incidental costs pertaining to the project, including, without limitation:

      1.  Preliminary expenses advanced by the University or the Board from funds available for use therefor, or advanced by this state, the Federal Government, or from any other source, with the approval of the Board, or any combination thereof;

      2.  The costs in the making of surveys, audits, preliminary plans, other plans, specifications, estimates of costs and other preliminaries;

      3.  The costs of premiums on builders’ risk insurance and performance bonds, or a reasonably allocable share thereof;

      4.  The costs of appraising, printing, estimates, advice, services of engineers, architects, financial consultants, attorneys at law, clerical help, or other agents or employees;

      5.  The costs of making, publishing, posting, mailing and otherwise giving any notice in connection with a project, the filing or recordation of instruments, the taking of options, the issuance of bonds and other securities, and bank fees and expenses;

      6.  The costs of contingencies;

      7.  The costs of the capitalization with proceeds of bonds or other securities issued hereunder of any operation and maintenance expenses appertaining to any facilities to be acquired as a project and of any interest on bonds or other securities for any period not exceeding the period estimated by the Board to effect the project plus 1 year, of any discount on bonds or other securities, and of any reserves for the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds or other securities, of any replacement expenses, and of any other cost of issuance of the bonds or other securities;

      8.  The costs of amending any resolution or other instrument authorizing the issuance of or otherwise appertaining to outstanding bonds or other securities of the University or the Board;

      9.  The costs of funding any medium-term obligations, construction loans and other temporary loans of not exceeding 5 years appertaining to a project and of the incidental expenses incurred in connection with such loans; and

      10.  All other expenses necessary or desirable and appertaining to a project, as estimated or otherwise ascertained by the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 3; A 1975, 872; 1997, 558)

      NRS 396.8163  “Disposal” and “dispose” defined.  “Disposal” or “dispose” means the sale, destruction, razing, loan, lease, grant, transfer, assignment, option to sell, other contract, or other disposition, or any combination thereof, of facilities, other property, or any interest therein.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 2126)

      NRS 396.8167  “Equip” and “equipment” defined.  “Equip” or “equipment” means the furnishing of all related or appurtenant machinery, furnishings, apparatus, paraphernalia and other gear, or any combination thereof, pertaining to any project or other property, or any interest therein.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 2126)

      NRS 396.817  “Facilities” defined.  “Facilities” means buildings, structures or other income-producing facilities from the operation of which or in connection with which pledged revenues for the payment of any bonds or other securities issued hereunder are derived, including without limitation any facilities to be acquired with the proceeds of the bonds or securities issued hereunder.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 4)

      NRS 396.818  “Federal Government” defined.  “Federal Government” means the United States, or any agency, instrumentality or corporation thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 4)

      NRS 396.819  “Federal securities” defined.  “Federal securities” means bills, certificates of indebtedness, notes, bonds or similar securities which are direct obligations of, or the principal and interest of which securities are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 4)

      NRS 396.820  “Gross revenues” and “gross pledged revenues” defined.  “Gross revenues” or “gross pledged revenues” means all pledged revenues received by the University or the Board, or both the University and the Board, and pledged for the payment of any securities issued hereunder.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 4)

      NRS 396.821  “Hereby,” “herein,” “hereinabove,” “hereinafter,” “hereinbefore,” “hereof,” “hereto,” “hereunder,” “heretofore” and “hereafter” defined.  “Hereby,” “herein,” “hereinabove,” “hereinafter,” “hereinbefore,” “hereof,” “hereto,” “hereunder,” and any similar term refer to the University Securities Law and not solely to the particular portion thereof in which such word is used; “heretofore” means before the adoption of the University Securities Law; and “hereafter” means after the adoption of the University Securities Law.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 4)

      NRS 396.822  “Holder” defined.  “Holder,” or any similar term, when used in conjunction with any coupons, any bonds or any other securities issued hereunder, means the person in possession and the apparent owner of the designated item if such obligation is registered for payment to bearer or is not registered, or the term means the registered owner of the designated item if it is at the time registered for payment otherwise than to bearer.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 4)

      NRS 396.823  “Improvement” and “improve” defined.  “Improvement” or “improve” includes the extension, widening, lengthening, betterment, alteration, reconstruction or other major improvement, or any combination thereof, of any properties pertaining to a project, or an interest therein, but does not mean renovation, reconditioning, patching, general maintenance or other minor repair.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 4)

      NRS 396.824  “Net revenues” and “net pledged revenues” defined.  “Net revenues” or “net pledged revenues” means “gross revenues,” after the deduction of operation and maintenance expenses.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 5)

      NRS 396.825  “Operation and maintenance expenses” defined.  “Operation and maintenance expenses,” or any phrase of similar import, means all reasonable and necessary current expenses of the University or the Board, or of both the University and the Board, as the case may be, paid or accrued, of operating, maintaining and repairing the facilities pertaining to the pledged revenues for the payment of the bonds or other securities issued hereunder; and the term may include at the Board’s option (except as limited by contract or otherwise limited by law), without limiting the generality of the foregoing:

      1.  Legal and overhead expenses of the various university departments directly related and reasonably allocable to the administration of the facilities;

      2.  Fidelity bond and insurance premiums appertaining to the facilities, or a reasonably allocable share of a premium of any blanket bond or policy pertaining to the facilities;

      3.  The reasonable charges of any paying agent, or commercial bank, trust bank, or other depository bank appertaining to any securities issued by the University or by the Board or appertaining to any facilities;

      4.  Contractual services, professional services, salaries, administrative expenses, and costs of labor appertaining to facilities;

      5.  The costs incurred by the Board in the collection of all or any part of the pledged revenues, including without limitation revenues appertaining to any facilities;

      6.  Any costs of utility services furnished to the facilities by the University or otherwise; and

      7.  Reasonable allowances for the depreciation of furniture and equipment for the facilities.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 5)

      NRS 396.826  “Operation and maintenance expenses”: Exclusions from definition.  The term “operation and maintenance expenses” does not include:

      1.  Any allowance for depreciation, except as otherwise provided in subsection 7 of NRS 396.825;

      2.  Any costs of reconstruction, improvements, extensions or betterments;

      3.  Any accumulation of reserves for capital replacements;

      4.  Any reserves for operation, maintenance or repair of any facilities;

      5.  Any allowance for the redemption of any bond or other security evidencing a loan or other obligation or the payment of any interest thereon;

      6.  Any liabilities incurred in the acquisition or improvement of any properties comprising any project or any existing facilities, or any combination thereof; and

      7.  Any other ground of legal liability not based on contract.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 5)

      NRS 396.828  “Pledged revenues” defined.  “Pledged revenues” means the money pledged wholly or in part for the payment of bonds or other securities issued hereunder and, subject to any existing pledges or other contractual limitations, may include at the Board’s discretion, all loans, grants or contributions to the University or the Board, if any, conditional or unconditional, from the Federal Government, the State, any public body or other donor for the payment of the principal of, the interest on and any prior redemption premiums due in connection with any securities issued hereunder, or any combination thereof, and may include income or money derived from one, all or any combination of the following sources of revenue, including, without limitation, student fees and other fees, rates and charges appertaining thereto:

      1.  Dormitories, apartments and other facilities for housing;

      2.  Cafeterias, dining halls and other facilities for food service;

      3.  Student union and other facilities for student activities;

      4.  Store or other facilities for the sale or lease of books, stationery, student supplies, faculty supplies, office supplies and like material;

      5.  Stadium, arena, theater, field house and other athletic or recreational facilities for use in part by spectators or otherwise;

      6.  Land and any structures, other facilities, or other improvements thereon used or available for use for the parking of vehicles used for the transportation by land or air of persons to or from such land and any improvements thereon;

      7.  Properties for providing heat or any other utility furnished by the University or the Board to any facilities on its campus;

      8.  Investments and reinvestments of unrestricted endowments;

      9.  Any revenue derived from or otherwise pertaining to the imposition and collection of fees for dental services provided at a facility of the University; and

      10.  Facilities of the University or the Board, including, without limitation, money from:

      (a) Grants by any person or the Federal Government;

      (b) Contracts and leases with any person or governmental entity;

      (c) The operation of any buildings, structures or other facilities of the University or the Board;

      (d) The investment of any money of the Desert Research Institute; and

      (e) Any other revenue received by the Desert Research Institute, or by the Board on behalf of the Desert Research Institute pursuant to NRS 396.795 to 396.7956, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 5; A 1971, 2120; 1987, 1125; 1999, 2646; 2003, 1617)

      NRS 396.829  “Pledged revenues”: Exclusions from definition.  The term “pledged revenues” does not include any of the following:

      1.  The proceeds of any tuition charges and registration fees;

      2.  The principal of any endowments, restricted or unrestricted;

      3.  The proceeds of any levy of any general (ad valorem) property taxes; and

      4.  The proceeds of any grants, appropriations or other donations from the Federal Government, this state or any other donor except as otherwise provided in NRS 396.828 and any other statute which may authorize the pledge of particular revenues.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 6; A 1971, 2121; 1979, 359; 2003, 1618)

      NRS 396.831  “Project” defined.  “Project” means any undertaking or undertakings which the Board is authorized by law (other than NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive) to complete in its name or in the name of the University, the cost of which the Board is authorized by law (other than NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive) to defray by the issuance of bonds or other securities of the Board or the University as provided hereunder.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 6)

      NRS 396.832  “Secretary of the Board” defined.  “Secretary of the Board” means the de facto or de jure Secretary of the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, or his or her successor in functions, if any.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 6)

      NRS 396.833  “Securities” defined.  “Securities” means notes, warrants, bonds, temporary bonds and interim debentures authorized to be issued hereunder in the name and on the behalf of the University or of the Board for the benefit of the University.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 6)

      NRS 396.834  “State” defined.  “State” means the State of Nevada, or any board, department or other agency or instrumentality thereof, in the United States; and where the context so indicates, “State” means the geographical area comprising the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 6; A 1971, 2121)

      NRS 396.835  “Treasurer of the University” defined.  “Treasurer of the University” means the de facto or de jure Treasurer of the Board and ex officio Treasurer of the System, or his or her successor in functions, if any.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 6; A 1969, 1440; 1993, 358)

      NRS 396.836  “Trust bank” defined.  “Trust bank” means:

      1.  A commercial bank that is authorized to exercise and is exercising trust powers.

      2.  A branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

      3.  A credit union whose deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund or by a private insurer approved pursuant to NRS 678.755 that is authorized to exercise and is exercising trust powers.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 6; A 1999, 1491)

      NRS 396.837  “United States” defined.  “United States” means the United States of America; and where the context so indicates, “United States” means the geographical area comprising the United States of America.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 7; A 1971, 2121)

      NRS 396.838  “University” defined.  “University” means the Nevada System of Higher Education, the State University constituting a body corporate and politic, a political subdivision of this State, with the seat located in the City of Reno, in the County of Washoe and State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 7; A 1969, 1440; 1993, 358; 2005, 362)

      NRS 396.839  Bonds and other securities are special obligations payable solely out of net pledged revenues.

      1.  Any bonds or other securities issued hereunder, together with any interest accruing thereon and any prior redemption premiums due in connection therewith, shall be payable and collectible solely out of net pledged revenues; the holder or holders thereof may not look to any general or other fund for such payment of such securities, except the net revenues pledged therefor; the securities shall not constitute an indebtedness or a debt within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provision or limitation, if any such limitation appertains thereto; the bonds or other securities shall not be considered or held to be general obligations of the University or the Board but shall constitute the special obligations of either the University or the Board; and the Board shall not pledge the full faith and credit for their payment of either the University or the Board.

      2.  None of the covenants, agreements, representations and warranties contained in any resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds or other securities hereunder or in any other instrument appertaining thereto, in the absence of any breach thereof, shall ever impose or shall be construed as imposing any liability, obligation or charge against the University or the Board (except the special funds pledged therefor) or against the general credit of either the University or Board, payable out of the general fund of either, or out of any funds derived from taxation.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 7)

      NRS 396.8395  Revenues which may be included as pledged revenues.  Subject to any existing pledges or other contractual limitations and to the provisions of NRS 396.810:

      1.  The Board may include, without limitation, as pledged revenues for the payment of bonds or other securities issued hereunder:

      (a) The gross revenues derived from the fees designated as the capital improvement fee, the student union building fee, the student center building fee, and the student union capital improvement fee, or words of similar import, except for the words pertaining to any such fee designating the campus or campuses of the System to which the pledged fee or fees pertain, or any combination thereof; and

      (b) The gross revenues derived from the fee designated as the general fund fee, except for the words pertaining thereto designating the campus or campuses of the system to which the pledged fee pertains, but subject to the limitation stated in subsection 5 of NRS 396.840.

      2.  The Board may also include, without limitation, as pledged revenues for the payment of bonds or other securities issued hereunder, regardless of the location of the campus or campuses on which the project or projects are to be done for which the securities are authorized, the pledged revenues designated in subsection 1 pertaining to:

      (a) One, all or any combination of the campuses relating to the community colleges if the project or projects relate thereto and to one or more campuses thereof; or

      (b) Either or both the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, if the project or projects relate to either of those campuses, the Desert Research Institute or any combination thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 359; A 1987, 1126; 1993, 359)

      NRS 396.840  Proposed securities: Sufficiency of revenues; earnings test; estimates and adjustments.

      1.  Before any securities are actually issued payable from any net pledged revenues, except for any securities issued solely for the purpose of funding or refunding or both funding and refunding outstanding securities, any such revenues for the next preceding 12 months, for the next preceding calendar year, or for the next preceding fiscal year, as defined and otherwise determined by the Board, shall be sufficient to pay an amount representing 110 percent of the combined maximum annual principal and interest requirements to be paid during such 12 months, calendar year, fiscal year or bond year, as defined and otherwise determined by the Board, of any outstanding securities payable from and constituting a lien upon such net pledged revenues and the securities proposed to be issued (excluding any reserves therefor), except as otherwise expressly provided in this section.

      2.  In any determination of whether or not any proposed securities meet the earnings test limiting their issuance as provided in subsection 1 of this section:

      (a) There shall be deducted from or added to any gross pledged revenues any estimated decrease or increase in such revenues resulting from any decreased or increased or additional fees, rates or charges fixed by the Board, whether or not appertaining to any additional facilities for which the proposed securities are authorized to be issued; and

      (b) There shall be deducted from or added to any operation and maintenance expenses any estimated decrease or increase in such expenses, whether or not resulting from any additional facilities for which the proposed securities are authorized to be issued.

      3.  The respective annual principal and interest requirements (including as an interest requirement the amount of any prior redemption premiums due on any prior redemption date as of which any outstanding securities have been called or have been ordered by the Board to be called for prior redemption) shall be reduced to the extent such requirements are scheduled to be paid with any moneys held in trust or escrow for that purpose in any trust bank or trust banks within or without or both within and without the State, including without limitation the known minimum yield from any investment or reinvestment of any such moneys in federal securities.

      4.  The estimates and adjustments provided in subsections 2 and 3 of this section and the calculations required by subsection 1 of this section shall be made by the Treasurer of the University; and his or her estimates, adjustments and determination of whether the earnings test provided in subsection 1 of this section has been met shall be conclusively presumed to be accurate. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit the issuance of securities merely because there were no pledged revenues nor operation and maintenance expenses, in the absence of such adjustments, in the next preceding 12 months, calendar year, or fiscal year, as the case may be.

      5.  There must be excluded from the calculations required by subsections 1 to 4, inclusive, the proceeds of any general fund fee or fees to be pledged to the payment of the securities (other than any securities issued solely for the purpose of funding or refunding or both funding and refunding outstanding securities). The proceeds of a general fund fee or fees must not be pledged to the payment of any such securities (other than any such funding or refunding or both funding and refunding securities) unless the remaining pledged revenues do not contravene the limitations imposed by those subsections.

      6.  Nothing herein contained prevents the Board from providing an earnings test in any resolution authorizing the issuance of securities or in any other proceedings appertaining thereto which test limits the issuance of any additional securities.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 7; A 1979, 360)

      NRS 396.841  Payment of securities not to be secured by encumbrance, mortgage or pledge of property; exception.  The payment of securities shall not be secured by an encumbrance, mortgage or other pledge of property of the University or the Board, except for the pledged revenues of the University or the Board. No property of either the University or the Board, subject to such exception, shall be liable to be forfeited or taken in payment of securities.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 8)

      NRS 396.842  Recourse against individual Regents: Acceptance of securities constitutes waiver and release.  No recourse shall be had for the payment of the principal of, any interest on, and any prior redemption premiums due in connection with any bonds or other securities of the University or the Board or for any claim based thereon or otherwise upon the resolution authorizing their issuance or other instrument appertaining thereto, against any individual Regent of the Board, past, present or future, either directly or indirectly through the Board or the University, or otherwise, whether by virtue of any Constitution, statute or rule of law, or by the enforcement of any penalty or otherwise, all such liability, if any, being by the acceptance of the securities and as a part of the consideration of their issuance specially waived and released.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 8; A 1975, 872)

      NRS 396.843  Bonds and other securities not obligations of or enforceable against State; restrictions on pledges, assignments and encumbrances.

      1.  Any bonds or other securities issued hereunder shall not be considered to be obligations general, special or otherwise of the State, nor to be securities or debt of the State, and shall not be enforceable against the State.

      2.  Nothing in the University Securities Law shall be construed to authorize the University or the Board in any way to obligate the State (except as herein otherwise expressly provided in NRS 396.844), or to pledge, assign or encumber in any way, or to permit the pledging, assigning or encumbering in any way, of any tuition charges and registration fees paid to the University or the Board, of the proceeds of any general (ad valorem) property taxes derived directly or indirectly by the University or the Board for the benefit of the University, of any income or gain derived from the investment and reinvestment of moneys accounted for in either the Irreducible University Fund or the Contingent University Fund, of grants, appropriations or other donations made by the Federal Government, the State Legislature or any other donor (except for the interest or other gain derived from the investment and reinvestment of the principal of unrestricted endowments, as permitted by subsection 8 of NRS 396.828), and of any revenues derived from the operation of or otherwise appertaining to any buildings, structures or other facilities of the Board or University (except for those classifications thereof designated in subsections 1 to 6, inclusive, of NRS 396.828).

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 8)

      NRS 396.844  Faith of State pledged against repeal, amendment or modification of University Securities Law.

      1.  The faith of the State is hereby pledged that the University Securities Law, any law supplemental or otherwise appertaining thereto, and any other act concerning the bonds and other securities of the Board or the University or the pledged revenues, or both such securities and such revenues, shall not be repealed nor amended or otherwise directly or indirectly modified in such a manner as to impair adversely any outstanding securities of the University or the Board, until all such securities payable from the pledged revenues have been discharged in full or provision has been fully made therefor, including without limitation the known minimum yield from the investment or reinvestment of moneys pledged therefor in federal securities.

      2.  The State may at any time provide by act that no further obligations appertaining to any pledged revenues or any part thereof shall be incurred thereafter.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 9)

      NRS 396.845  Power of University or Regents to become obligated and issue securities for project; other powers.

      1.  Where any project is otherwise authorized by law and where the University or the Board is otherwise authorized by law to issue its securities to defray the cost of the project, at any time or from time to time the University or the Board may borrow money or otherwise become obligated for the project and may evidence any such obligation by the issuance of the University’s or the Board’s securities.

      2.  In connection with any project so authorized, the University or the Board, except as herein otherwise provided, may:

      (a) Have a corporate seal and alter the same at pleasure;

      (b) Sue and be sued;

      (c) Acquire and hold real or personal property, or rights or interests therein, and water rights;

      (d) Dispose of unnecessary or obsolete property, or rights or interests therein;

      (e) Make contracts and execute all instruments necessary or convenient, as determined by the Board;

      (f) Acquire by contract or contracts or by its own agents and employees, or otherwise acquire any properties as any project or projects so authorized, and operate and maintain such properties; and

      (g) Accept grants of money or materials or property of any kind from the Federal Government, the State, any agency or political subdivision thereof, or any person, upon such terms and conditions as the Federal Government, the State, or such agency or political subdivision, or person may impose.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 9)

      NRS 396.8455  Board of Regents authorized to delegate its authority to sign contract for purchase of securities or to accept bid for securities; certain terms of securities must be approved by Board of Regents.

      1.  The Board may, before any sale of securities, whether by competitive bid or negotiated sale, delegate to the Chancellor of the University or the Vice Chancellor for Finance of the University the authority to sign a contract for the purchase of the securities or to accept a binding bid for the securities subject to the requirements specified by the Board concerning:

      (a) The rate of interest on the securities;

      (b) The dates on which and the prices at which the securities may be called for redemption before maturity;

      (c) The price at which the securities will be sold; and

      (d) The principal amount of the securities and the amount of principal maturing in any particular year.

      2.  All terms of the securities other than:

      (a) The rate of interest;

      (b) The dates and prices for the redemption of the securities;

      (c) The price for the sale of the securities;

      (d) The principal amount of the securities; and

      (e) The requirements for the principal maturing in particular years,

Ê must be approved by the Board before the securities are delivered.

      3.  The final rate of interest, dates and prices of redemption, price for the sale of the securities, principal amount and the requirements for the principal amount maturing in particular years are not required to be approved by the Board if each of those terms complies with the requirements specified by the Board before the contract for the purchase of the securities is signed or the bid for the securities is accepted.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2647)

      NRS 396.846  Types of securities which may be issued; series.  The University or the Board may issue in one series or more, without their being authorized at any election, in anticipation of net pledged revenues, and constituting special obligations of the University or the Board, any one or more or all of the following types of securities:

      1.  Notes, evidencing any amount borrowed by the University or the Board;

      2.  Warrants, evidencing the amount due to any person for any services, or supplies, equipment or other materials furnished to the University or the Board for the benefit of the University and appertaining to an authorized project;

      3.  Bonds, evidencing any amount borrowed by the University or the Board and constituting long-term financing;

      4.  Temporary bonds, pending the preparation of and exchangeable for definitive bonds of like character and in principal amount when prepared and issued in compliance with the conditions and limitations herein provided; and

      5.  Interim debentures, evidencing any emergency loans, construction loans, and other temporary loans of not exceeding 3 years, in supplementation of long-term financing and the issuance of bonds, as provided in NRS 396.868 to 396.871, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 10)

      NRS 396.847  Notes and warrants: Maturity; extension or funding.  Notes and warrants may mature at such time or times not exceeding 1 year from the date or the respective dates of their issuance as the Board may determine. They shall not be extended or funded except by the issuance of bonds or interim debentures in compliance with NRS 396.868 and other provisions herein supplemental thereto.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 10)

      NRS 396.848  Temporary bonds: Conditions, terms and provisions; holder’s rights and remedies.  Each temporary bond shall set forth substantially the same conditions, terms and provisions as the definitive bond for which it is exchanged. Each holder of a temporary bond shall have all the rights and remedies which he or she would have as a holder of the definitive bond for which the temporary bond is to be exchanged.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 10)

      NRS 396.849  Resolution authorizing issuance of securities: Description of purposes.  The resolution authorizing the issuance of any securities hereunder shall describe the purpose or purposes for which they are issued at least in general terms and may describe any purpose in detail.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 10)

      NRS 396.8495  Resolution authorizing issuance of securities may fix rate of interest; Board of Regents authorized to enter into agreement for assurance of payment in connection with securities; exemption from limitation on rates of interest.

      1.  The resolution authorizing the issuance of any securities or any trust indenture or other instrument appertaining thereto may fix a rate or rates of interest or provide for the determination of the rate or rates from time to time by a designated agent according to the procedure specified in that resolution or other instrument. The rate so determined must approximate the rates then being paid for other securities which contain similar provisions and have an equivalent rating. The Board may contract with or select any person to make that determination.

      2.  The Board may enter into an agreement with a third party for an assurance of payment of the principal of, the interest on, or premiums, if any, due in connection with any securities issued by the Board. The obligation of the Board to reimburse that third party for any advances made pursuant to that agreement may be provided in that agreement, recited in those securities or evidenced by another instrument as designated in the resolution authorizing the issuance of those securities or any other instrument appertaining thereto. The Board may assign its rights under that agreement.

      3.  In fixing the rate or rates of interest for securities pursuant to subsection 1 or the rate or rates of interest imposed on the Board for reimbursement of any advances made under an agreement pursuant to subsection 2, the Board is not subject to any limitations on rates of interest provided by statute, including, without limitation, NRS 396.852. The resolution fixing that rate or rates of interest must contain the findings of the Board that the procedure specified therein for determining that rate or rates is reasonable under existing or anticipated conditions in the market and is necessary and advisable for marketing the securities. These findings are conclusive. This section does not prohibit the Board from fixing a maximum rate of interest.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2647)

      NRS 396.850  Details of securities provided by resolution.  Except as herein otherwise provided and as otherwise provided in any other act the provisions of which are relevant by express reference herein thereto, any securities issued hereunder must be:

      1.  In such form;

      2.  Issued in such manner, at, above or below par at such a discount not exceeding 9 percent of the principal amount of the securities, at public or private sale, and at a price which will result in an effective interest rate which does not exceed by more than 3 percent the Index of Revenue Bonds which was most recently published before the bids are received or a negotiated offer is accepted; and

      3.  Issued with such recitals, terms, covenants, conditions and other provisions,

Ê as may be provided by the Board in a resolution authorizing their issuance and in any indenture or other proceedings appertaining thereto.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 10; A 1969, 1298; 1971, 2120; 1975, 873; 1981, 1416; 1983, 584)

      NRS 396.851  Recital in securities conclusive evidence of validity and regularity of issuance.  A resolution providing for the issuance of bonds or other securities hereunder or an indenture or other proceedings appertaining thereto may provide that the securities contain a recital that they are issued pursuant to the University Securities Law, which recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and the regularity of their issuance.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 11)

      NRS 396.852  Denomination, negotiability and maturity of securities; interest and interest coupons.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 99.067, as the Board may determine, any bonds and other securities issued hereunder must:

      (a) Be of a convenient denomination or denominations;

      (b) Be fully negotiable within the meaning of and for all the purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code—Investment Securities;

      (c) Mature at such time or serially at such times in regular numerical order at annual or other designated intervals in amounts designated and fixed by the Board, but not exceeding 50 years from their date;

      (d) Bear interest at a rate or rates which do not exceed by more than 3 percent the Index of Revenue Bonds which was most recently published before the bids are received or a negotiated offer is accepted, the interest on each bond to be payable annually, semiannually, or at other designated intervals, but the first interest payment date may be for interest accruing for any other period;

      (e) Be made payable in lawful money of the United States, at the office of the Treasurer of the University or any commercial bank or commercial banks within or without or both within and without the State as may be provided by the Board; and

      (f) Be printed at such place within or without this state, as the Board may determine.

      2.  Any bonds issued hereunder must have one or two sets of interest coupons, bearing the number of the bond to which they are respectively attached, numbered consecutively in regular numerical order, and attached in such a manner that they can be removed upon the payment of the installments of interest without injury to the bonds, except as herein otherwise provided.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 11; A 1969, 1298; 1971, 2121; 1975, 873; 1981, 1416; 1983, 584; 2009, 2661)

      NRS 396.853  Execution, signing, countersigning and authentication of securities and coupons; facsimile signature.

      1.  Bonds and other securities issued hereunder shall be executed in the name of the University or the Board, shall be signed by the Chair of the Board, shall be attested by the Secretary of the Board, shall be countersigned by the Chancellor of the University, and shall be countersigned by the Treasurer of the University; and the bonds or other securities shall be authenticated by the official seal of the University or the Board. Any coupons shall be signed by the Treasurer of the University. Facsimile signatures may be used on any coupons.

      2.  Any bonds or other securities, including without limitation any certificates endorsed thereon, may be executed as provided in the Uniform Facsimile Signatures of Public Officials Act, cited as chapter 351 of NRS. (A compliance therewith is not a condition precedent to the execution of any coupon with a facsimile signature.)

      3.  The bonds, any coupons appertaining thereto, and other securities, bearing the signatures of the officers in office at the time of the signing thereof, shall be the valid and binding obligations of the University or the Board, as the case may be, notwithstanding that before the delivery thereof and payment therefor, any or all of the persons whose signatures appear thereon have ceased to fill their respective offices.

      4.  Any officer authorized or permitted to sign any bonds, any coupons, or any other securities, at the time of their execution and of a signature certificate appertaining thereto, may adopt as and for his or her own facsimile signature the facsimile signature of his or her predecessor in office in the event that such facsimile signature appears upon the bonds, coupons and other securities appertaining thereto, or any combination thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 11; A 1969, 1441)

      NRS 396.854  Redemption before maturity.  The Board may provide for the redemption of any or all of the bonds or other securities before maturity, in such order, by lot or otherwise, at such time or times, without or with the payment of such premium or premiums not exceeding 9 percent of the principal amount of each bond or other security so redeemed, and otherwise upon such terms as may be provided by the Board in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the securities or other instrument appertaining thereto.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 12; A 1971, 2122; 1975, 873; 1981, 1416)

      NRS 396.855  Repurchase of bonds and other securities.  Any bonds or other securities may be repurchased by the Board out of any funds available for such purpose at a price of not more than the principal amount thereof and accrued interest, plus the amount of the premium, if any, which might on the next prior redemption date of such securities be paid to the holders thereof if such securities should be called for redemption on such date pursuant to their terms, and all securities so repurchased shall be cancelled; but if the securities may not be called for prior redemption at the University’s or the Board’s option within 1 year from the date of their purchase, they may be repurchased without limitation as to price.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 12)

      NRS 396.856  Use of money received from issuance of securities.  All moneys received from the issuance of any securities herein authorized shall be used solely for the purpose or purposes for which issued and to defray the cost of the project thereby delineated. Any accrued interest and any premium shall be applied to the cost of the project or to the payment of the interest on or the principal of the securities, or both interest and principal, or shall be deposited in a reserve therefor, or any combination thereof, as the Board may determine.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 12)

      NRS 396.857  Disposition of unexpended balance after completion of project.  Any unexpended balance of the proceeds of such securities remaining after the completion of the acquisition or improvement of properties pertaining to the project or otherwise the completion of the purpose or purposes for which such securities were issued must be credited immediately to the Special Capital Construction Fund for Higher Education, or any other fund or account of the University or the Board for the construction therefor of capital improvements, or the fund or account created for the payment of the interest on or the principal of the securities, or both principal and interest, and must be used therefor, subject to the provisions as to the times and methods for their payment as stated in the securities and the proceedings authorizing or otherwise appertaining to their issuance, or so paid into a reserve therefor, or any combination thereof, as the Board may determine.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 12; A 1979, 361; 1983, 134)

      NRS 396.858  Validity of securities not dependent on proceedings relating to project or completion of purpose; purchasers not responsible for application of proceeds.

      1.  The validity of any securities shall not be dependent on nor affected by the validity or regularity of any proceedings relating to a project or the proper completion of any purpose for which the securities are issued.

      2.  The purchaser or purchasers of the securities shall in no manner be responsible for the application of the proceeds of the securities by the University or the Board or any officers, agents and employees of the Board or the University, or of both.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 12)

      NRS 396.859  Special funds and accounts: Creation; purposes.  The Board in any resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds or other securities hereunder or in any instrument or other proceedings appertaining thereto may create special funds and accounts for the payment of the cost of a project, of operation and maintenance expenses, of the securities, including the accumulation and maintenance of reserves therefor, of improvements, including the accumulation and maintenance of reserves therefor, and of other obligations appertaining to the securities, any project or otherwise in connection with the University.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 12)

      NRS 396.860  Employment of legal and other expert services; contracts for sale and other purposes.

      1.  The Board on its behalf or on the University’s behalf may employ legal, fiscal, engineering, and other expert services in connection with any project or otherwise appertaining to the University and the authorization, sale and issuance of bonds and other securities hereunder.

      2.  The Board on its behalf or on the University’s behalf is authorized to enter into any contracts or arrangements, not inconsistent with the provisions hereof, with respect to the sale of bonds or other securities hereunder, the employment of bond counsel, and other matters as the Board may determine to be necessary or desirable in accomplishing the purposes hereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 13)

      NRS 396.861  Investment and reinvestment of revenues and proceeds of securities in federal securities.

      1.  The Board may cause to be invested and reinvested any pledged revenues and any proceeds of bonds or other securities issued hereunder in federal securities and may cause such revenues, proceeds of securities and federal securities to be deposited in any trust bank or trust banks within or without or both within and without this state and secured in such manner and subject to such terms and conditions as the Board may determine, with or without the payment of any interest on such deposit, including without limitation time deposits evidenced by certificates of deposit.

      2.  Any federal securities and any such certificates of deposit thus held may, from time to time, be sold and the proceeds may be so reinvested or redeposited as provided in this section.

      3.  Sales and redemptions of any federal securities and such certificates of deposit thus held shall, from time to time, be made in season so that the proceeds may be applied to the purposes for which the money with which the federal securities and certificates of deposit were originally acquired was placed in the treasury of the University or the Board.

      4.  Any gain from any such investments or reinvestments may be credited to any fund or account pledged for the payment of any securities issued hereunder, including any reserve therefor, or any other fund or account appertaining to a project or otherwise appertaining to the University.

      5.  It is lawful for any commercial bank incorporated under the laws of this state which may act as depository of the proceeds of any securities issued hereunder, any federal securities owned by the University or the Board, any pledged revenues, and any moneys otherwise appertaining to the University to furnish such indemnifying bonds or to pledge such federal securities or such other securities as may be required by the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 13)

      NRS 396.8615  Investment and reinvestment of pledged revenues and proceeds of securities issued in investment contract collateralized with securities issued by Federal Government.  In addition to the investments permitted by NRS 396.861, the Board, subject to any contractual limitations from time to time imposed upon the University by any resolution authorizing the issuance of outstanding securities or by any trust indenture or other proceedings appertaining thereto, may cause to be invested and reinvested, except as otherwise provided in NRS 396.876, any pledged revenues and any proceeds of securities issued hereunder in an investment contract that is collateralized with securities issued by the Federal Government or agencies of the Federal Government if:

      1.  The collateral has a market value of at least 102 percent of the amount invested and any accrued unpaid interest thereon;

      2.  The University receives a security interest in the collateral that is fully perfected and the collateral is held in custody for the University or its trustee by a third-party agent of the University which is a commercial bank authorized to exercise trust powers;

      3.  The market value of the collateral is determined not less frequently than weekly and, if the ratio required by subsection 1 is not met, sufficient additional collateral is deposited with the agent of the University to meet that ratio within 2 business days after the determination; and

      4.  The party with whom the investment contract is executed is a commercial bank, or that party or a guarantor of the performance of that party is:

      (a) An insurance company which has a rating on its ability to pay claims of not less than “Aa2” by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or “AA” by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services, or their equivalent; or

      (b) An entity which has a credit rating on its outstanding long-term debt of not less than “A2” by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or “A” by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services, or their equivalent.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2648)

      NRS 396.862  Covenants and other provisions in bonds and other securities.  Any resolution providing for the issuance of any bonds or other securities hereunder payable from pledged revenues and any indenture or other instrument or proceedings appertaining thereto may at the discretion of the Board contain covenants or other provisions, notwithstanding such covenants and provisions may limit the exercise of powers conferred hereby, in order to secure the payment of such securities, in agreement with the holders of such securities, including without limitation covenants or other provisions as to any one or more of the following:

      1.  The pledged revenues to be fixed, charged or levied and the collection, use and disposition thereof, including but not limited to the foreclosure of liens for delinquencies, the discontinuance of services, facilities or use of any properties or facilities, prohibition against free service, the collection of penalties and collection costs, and the use and disposition of any moneys of the University or the Board, derived or to be derived, from any source herein designated;

      2.  The acquisition, improvement or equipment of all or any part of properties pertaining to any project or any facilities;

      3.  The creation and maintenance of reserves or sinking funds to secure the payment of the principal of and interest on any securities or of operation and maintenance expenses of any facilities, or part thereof, and the source, custody, security, regulation, use and disposition of any such reserves or funds, including but not limited to the powers and duties of any trustee with regard thereto;

      4.  A fair and reasonable payment by the University or the Board from the general fund of the University or the Board or other available moneys to the account of any designated facilities for services rendered thereby to the University or the Board;

      5.  The payment of the cost of any project by delineating the purpose or purposes to which the proceeds of the sale of securities may be applied, and the custody, security, use, expenditure, application and disposition thereof;

      6.  The application of any accrued interest and any premium from the sale of any bonds or other securities hereunder to the cost of a project, to any bond fund or other fund or account for the payment of interest on or the principal of the bonds or other securities, or both interest and principal, or to any reserve fund or account therefor, or any combination thereof;

      7.  The registration of the bonds or other securities for payment as to principal only, or as to both principal and interest, at the option of any holder of a bond or other security, or for registration for payment only in either manner designated;

      8.  The endorsement of payments of interest on the bonds or other securities or for reconverting the bonds or other securities into coupon bonds or other coupon securities, or both for such endorsement and such reconversion, where any bond or other security is registered for payment as to interest; and where interest accruing on the securities is not represented by interest coupons the securities may provide for the endorsing of payments of interest thereon;

      9.  The endorsement of payments of principal on the bonds or other securities, where any bond or other securities are registered for payment as to principal;

      10.  The initial issuance of one or more bonds or other securities aggregating the amount of the entire issue or any portion thereof, and the endorsement of payments of interest or principal, or both interest and principal, on the securities;

      11.  The manner and circumstances in and under which any such bond or other securities may in the future, at the request of the holder thereof, be converted into bonds or other securities of larger or smaller denominations, which bonds or other securities of larger or smaller denominations may in turn be either coupon bonds or other coupon securities or bonds or other securities registered for payment, or coupon bonds or other coupon securities with provisions for registration for payment;

      12.  The reissuance of any outstanding bond or other securities, and the terms and conditions thereof, whether lost, apparently destroyed, wrongfully taken, or for any other reason, as provided in the Uniform Commercial Code—Investment Securities, or otherwise;

      13.  The temporary investment and any reinvestment of proceeds of bonds or other securities or pledged revenues, or both such proceeds and revenues, in federal securities;

      14.  The deposit of moneys or federal securities, or both moneys and such securities, with and securing their repayment by a commercial bank or commercial banks within or without or both within and without this state;

      15.  The pledge of and the creation of a lien upon pledged revenues or the proceeds of bonds or other securities pending their application to defray the cost of any project, or both such revenues and proceeds of securities, to secure the payment of bonds or other securities issued hereunder;

      16.  The payment of the principal of and interest on any securities, and the sources and methods thereof, the rank or priority of any securities as to any lien or security for payment, or the acceleration of any maturity of any securities, or the issuance of other or additional securities payable from or constituting a charge against or lien upon any pledged revenues or other moneys pledged for the payment of securities and the creation of future liens and encumbrances thereagainst;

      17.  The use, regulation, inspection, management, operation, maintenance or disposition, or any limitation or regulation of the use, of all or any part of the facilities or any property of the Board or University; and the making and enforcement of reasonable parietal rules that shall insure the use of the facilities by all students in attendance at the University who reside on the campus of the University, or otherwise, to the maximum extent to which the facilities are capable of serving such students;

      18.  The determination or definition of pledged revenues from any facilities or of operation and maintenance expenses of facilities, the use and disposition of such revenues and the manner of and limitations upon paying such expenses;

      19.  The creation of special funds and accounts appertaining to any pledged revenues or to the bonds or other securities issued hereunder;

      20.  The insurance to be carried by the University or the Board or any other person in interest and use and disposition of insurance moneys, the acquisition of completion, performance, surety and fidelity bonds appertaining to any project or funds, or both, and the use and disposition of any proceeds of such bonds;

      21.  Books of account, the inspection and audit thereof, and other records appertaining to any project, facilities or pledged revenues;

      22.  The assumption or payment or discharge of any obligation, lien or other claim relating to any part of any project, any facilities, or any securities having or which may have a lien on any part of any pledged revenues or other moneys of the Board or University;

      23.  Limitations on the powers of the University or the Board to acquire or operate, or permit the acquisition or operation of, any structures, facilities or properties which may compete or tend to compete with any facilities;

      24.  The vesting in a corporate or other trustee or trustees such property, rights, powers and duties in trust as the Board may determine which may include any or all of the rights, powers and duties of the trustee appointed by the holders of securities, and limiting or abrogating the right of such holders to appoint a trustee, or limiting the rights, duties and powers of such trustee;

      25.  The payment of costs or expenses incident to the enforcement of the securities or of the provisions of the resolution or of any covenant or contract with the holders of the securities;

      26.  Events of default, rights and liabilities arising therefrom, and the rights, liabilities, powers and duties arising upon the breach by the University or the Board of any covenants, conditions or obligations;

      27.  The terms and conditions upon which the holders of the securities or any portion, percentage or amount of them may enforce any covenants or provisions made hereunder or duties imposed thereby;

      28.  The terms and conditions upon which the holders of the securities or of a specified portion, percentage or amount thereof, or any trustee therefor, shall be entitled to the appointment of a receiver, which receiver may enter and take possession of any facilities or service, operate and maintain the same, prescribe fees, rates and charges, and collect, receive and apply all revenues thereafter arising therefrom in the same manner as the Board itself might do;

      29.  A procedure by which the terms of any resolution authorizing securities, or any other contract with any holders of securities, including but not limited to an indenture of trust or similar instrument, may be amended or abrogated, and as to the amount of securities the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which such consent may be given;

      30.  The terms and conditions upon which any or all of the securities shall become or may be declared due before maturity, and as to the terms and conditions upon which such declaration and its consequences may be waived; and

      31.  All such acts and things as may be necessary or convenient or desirable in order to secure the securities, or in the discretion of the Board tend to make the securities more marketable, notwithstanding that such covenant, act or thing may not be enumerated herein, it being the intention hereof to give the Board power to do all things in the issuance of the University’s or the Board’s securities and for their security except as herein expressly limited.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 13; A 1971, 2122)

      NRS 396.8625  Agreements in connection with securities: Exchange of interest rates; payment of interest at fixed rate or variable rate; terms; exemption from limitation on rates of interest; payments from pledged revenues authorized.

      1.  The University, in connection with securities it has issued or proposes to issue, may enter into an agreement for an exchange of interest rates as provided in this section if the Board finds that such an agreement would be in the best interests of the University.

      2.  The University may enter into an agreement to exchange interest rates only if:

      (a) The long-term debt obligations of the person with whom the University enters the agreement are rated “A” or better by a nationally recognized rating agency; or

      (b) The obligations pursuant to the agreement of the person with whom the University enters the agreement are either:

             (1) Guaranteed by a person whose long-term debt obligations are rated “A” or better by a nationally recognized rating agency; or

             (2) Collateralized by obligations deposited with the University or an agent of the University which would be legal investments for the State pursuant to NRS 355.140 and which have a market value at the time the agreement is made of not less than 100 percent of the principal amount upon which the exchange of interest rates is based.

      3.  The University may agree, with respect to securities that the University has issued or proposes to issue bearing interest at a variable rate, to pay sums equal to interest at a fixed rate or rates or at a different variable rate determined pursuant to a formula set forth in the agreement on an amount not to exceed the principal amount of the securities with respect to which the agreement is made, in exchange for an agreement to pay sums equal to interest on the same principal amount at a variable rate determined pursuant to a formula set forth in the agreement.

      4.  The University may agree, with respect to securities that the University has issued or proposes to issue bearing interest at a fixed rate or rates, to pay sums equal to interest at a variable rate determined pursuant to a formula set forth in the agreement on an amount not to exceed the outstanding principal amount of the securities with respect to which the agreement is made, in exchange for an agreement to pay sums equal to interest on the same principal amount at a fixed rate or rates set forth in the agreement.

      5.  The term of an agreement entered into pursuant to this section must not exceed the term of the securities with respect to which the agreement was made.

      6.  The University’s obligations to make payments under the agreement may be secured by any of the pledged revenues that are pledged to the securities in connection with the agreement as executed, so long as the pledge does not violate the terms of any resolution or other instrument appertaining to outstanding securities issued hereunder.

      7.  Limitations upon the rate of interest on securities do not apply to interest paid pursuant to an agreement entered into pursuant to this section.

      8.  If the University has entered into an agreement pursuant to this section with respect to those securities, it may treat the amount or rate of interest on the securities as the amount or rate of interest payable after giving effect to the agreement for the purpose of calculating:

      (a) Rates and charges of a revenue-producing enterprise whose revenues are pledged to or used to pay the securities;

      (b) Statutory requirements concerning revenue coverage that are applicable to the securities; and

      (c) Any other amounts which are based upon the rate of interest of the securities.

      9.  Subject to covenants applicable to the securities, any payments required to be made by the University under the agreement may be made from pledged revenues that are pledged to pay debt service on the securities with respect to which the agreement was made or from any other legally available source.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2648)

      NRS 396.863  Pledged revenues received or credited subject to immediate lien; priority and validity of lien.

      1.  Revenues pledged for the payment of any securities, as received by or otherwise credited to the University or the Board, shall immediately be subject to the lien of each such pledge without any physical delivery thereof, any filing, or further act.

      2.  The lien of each such pledge and the obligation to perform the contractual provisions made in the authorizing resolution or other instrument appertaining thereto shall have priority over any or all other obligations and liabilities of the University or the Board, except as may be otherwise provided herein or in such resolution or other instrument, and subject to any prior pledges and liens theretofore created.

      3.  The lien of each such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all persons having claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the Board or University irrespective of whether such persons have notice thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 16)

      NRS 396.864  Rights and powers of holders of securities and trustees.  Subject to any contractual limitations binding upon the holders of any issue or series of securities, or trustee therefor, including but not limited to the restriction of the exercise of any remedy to a specified proportion, percentage or number of such holders, and subject to any prior or superior rights of others, any holder of securities, or trustee therefor, shall have the right and power, for the equal benefit and protection of all holders of securities similarly situated:

      1.  By mandamus or other suit, action or proceeding at law or in equity to enforce his or her rights against the Board or University, or both, the Chancellor of the University, and any other of the officers, agents and employees of the Board or University, or both, to require and compel the Board or University, or both, or any such officers, agents or employees to perform and carry out their respective duties, obligations or other commitments hereunder and their respective covenants and agreements with the holder of any security;

      2.  By action or suit in equity to require the Board or University, or both, to account as if they were the trustee of an express trust;

      3.  By action or suit in equity to have appointed a receiver, which receiver may enter and take possession of any facilities and any pledged revenues for the payment of the securities, prescribe sufficient fees derived from the facilities, and collect, receive and apply all pledged revenues or other moneys pledged for the payment of the securities in the same manner as the Board itself might do in accordance with the obligations of the University or the Board; and

      4.  By action or suit in equity to enjoin any acts or things which may be unlawful or in violation of the rights of the holder of any securities and to bring suit thereupon.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 17; A 1969, 1441)

      NRS 396.865  Receivers: Appointment; powers and duties.

      1.  If a resolution of the Board authorizing or providing for the issuance of any securities of any series or any other proceedings appertaining thereto contains a provision authorized by subsection 28 of NRS 396.862 and further provides in substance that any trustee appointed pursuant to subsection 24 of NRS 396.862 shall have the powers provided by that subsection, then such trustee, whether or not all of the bonds or other securities of such series have been declared due and payable, shall be entitled as of right to the appointment of a receiver of the facilities appertaining thereto.

      2.  Any receiver appointed as permitted by subsection 28 of NRS 396.862 may enter upon and take possession of the facilities and property appertaining thereto, and, subject to any pledge or contract with the holders of such securities, shall take possession of all moneys and other property derived from or applicable to the acquisition, operation, maintenance or improvement of the facilities and proceed with such acquisition, operation, maintenance or improvement which the Board on its behalf or on the behalf of the University is under any obligation to do, and operate, maintain, equip and improve the facilities, and fix, charge, collect, enforce and receive the service charges and all revenues thereafter arising subject to any pledge thereof or contract with the holders of such securities relating thereto and perform the public duties and carry out the contracts and obligations of the University or the Board in the same manner as the Board itself might do and under the direction of the court.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 17; A 1969, 1601)

      NRS 396.866  Rights and remedies cumulative.  No right or remedy conferred upon any holder of any securities or any coupon appertaining thereto or any trustee for such holder hereby or by any proceedings appertaining to the issuance of such securities or coupons is exclusive of any right or remedy, but each such right or remedy is cumulative and in addition to every other right or remedy and may be exercised without exhausting and without regard to any other remedy conferred hereby or by any other law.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 18)

      NRS 396.867  Failure of holder to proceed does not relieve University and its officers, agents and employees of liability for nonperformance of duties.  The failure of any holder of any securities or any coupons appertaining thereto so to proceed as herein provided or in such proceedings shall not relieve the Board or the University, or any of their officers, agents and employees of any liability for failure to perform or carry out any duty, obligation or other commitment.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 18)

      NRS 396.868  Interim debentures: Maturity; use of proceeds; issuance.

      1.  Any interim debentures may mature at such time or times not exceeding a period of time equal to the estimated time needed to effect the purpose or purposes for which they are issued or for which the bonds are authorized to be issued, but not exceeding 5 years from the date of the interim debentures, as the Board may determine.

      2.  The proceeds of interim debentures shall be used to defray the cost of the project appertaining thereto.

      3.  Any notes or warrants or both notes and warrants may be funded with the proceeds of interim debentures, as well as with the proceeds of bonds.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 396.868 to 396.871, inclusive, interim debentures shall be issued as provided herein for Board or University securities in NRS 396.839 to 396.867, inclusive, and 396.880 to 396.885, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 18; A 1969, 1602; 1975, 874)

      NRS 396.869  Interim debentures: Security for payment.

      1.  Pledged revenues and other money, including without limitation proceeds of bonds to be issued or reissued after the issuance of interim debentures, and bonds issued to secure the payment of interim debentures, or any combination thereof, may be pledged to secure the payment of interim debentures.

      2.  Any bonds pledged as collateral security for the payment of any interim debentures mature at such time or times as the Board may determine, but in no event exceeding 50 years from the dates of such bonds and such interim debentures, or if the dates are not the same, from whichever date is the earlier.

      3.  Any bonds pledged as collateral security must not be issued in an aggregate principal amount exceeding the aggregate principal amount of the interim debenture or interim debentures secured by a pledge of the bonds, nor shall they bear interest at any time which, with any interest accruing at the same time on the interim debenture or interim debentures so secured, exceeds by more than 3 percent the Index of Revenue Bonds which was most recently published before the bids are received or a negotiated offer is accepted.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 18; A 1969, 1298; 1971, 2125; 1975, 874; 1981, 1417; 1983, 585)

      NRS 396.870  Interim debentures: Extension and funding.  No interim debentures issued pursuant to the provisions hereof shall be extended or funded except by the issuance or reissuance of a bond or bonds in compliance herewith.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 18)

      NRS 396.871  Interim debentures: Funding by reissuance of bonds pledged as collateral security; issuance of other bonds.

      1.  For the purpose of funding any interim debentures, any bonds pledged as collateral security to secure the payment of such interim debentures (upon their surrender as pledged property) may be reissued, and any bonds not previously issued but authorized to be issued by any law for a purpose or purposes the same as or encompassing the purpose or purposes for which the interim debentures were issued, may be issued for such a funding.

      2.  Any such bonds shall mature at such time or times as the Board may determine, but in no event exceeding 50 years from the dates of the interim debentures so funded and the bonds so pledged as collateral security, or if the dates are not the same, from whichever date is the earlier.

      3.  Bonds for funding (including but not necessarily limited to any such reissued bonds) and bonds for any other purpose or purposes may be issued separately or issued in combination in one series or more.

      4.  Except as herein otherwise provided in NRS 396.868 to 396.871, inclusive, any such funding bonds shall be issued as is provided herein for other bonds.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 19)

      NRS 396.872  Refunding of securities payable from pledged revenues: Resolution; trust indenture; limitations on call for prior redemption; exchange of outstanding securities held by State or its agencies; outstanding securities evidencing long-term loans.

      1.  Any bonds of the Board or University issued hereunder or pursuant to any other act and payable from any pledged revenues may be refunded by the Board on its behalf or on behalf of the University by the adoption of a resolution or resolutions by the Board and by any trust indenture or other proceedings appertaining thereto, authorizing the issuance of bonds to refund, pay and discharge all or any part of such outstanding bonds of any one or more or all outstanding issues:

      (a) For the acceleration, deceleration or other modification of the payment of such obligations, including any interest thereon in arrears, or about to become due for any period not exceeding 3 years from the date of the refunding bonds;

      (b) For the purpose of reducing interest costs or effecting other economies;

      (c) For the purpose of modifying or eliminating restrictive contractual limitations appertaining to the issuance of additional bonds, otherwise concerning the outstanding bonds, or otherwise relating to any facilities appertaining thereto; or

      (d) For any combination of the purposes stated in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c).

      2.  Nothing contained herein nor in any other law of this state shall be construed to permit the Board to call on its behalf or on behalf of the Board or University bonds or other securities now or hereafter outstanding for prior redemption in order to fund or refund such securities or in order to pay them prior to their stated maturities, unless the right to call such securities for prior redemption was specifically reserved and stated in such securities at the time of their issuance, and all conditions with respect to the manner, price and time applicable to such prior redemption as set forth in the proceedings authorizing the outstanding securities are strictly observed. It is the intention of this subsection to make it certain that the holder of no outstanding bond or other security may be compelled to surrender such security for funding or refunding prior to its stated maturity or optional date of prior redemption expressly reserved therein, even though such funding or refunding might result in financial benefit to the Board or University.

      3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 2 of this section or of any other law, this state, acting by and through the State Board of Finance, may agree with the University or its Board to exchange any outstanding bonds or other securities of the University or the Board and held by the State, or any agency, corporation, department or other instrumentality of the State, for funding or refunding bonds or other funding securities of the University or the Board, or otherwise to surrender at such price and time and otherwise upon such conditions and other terms and in such manner as may be mutually agreeable such outstanding bonds or other securities to the Board for funding or refunding at any time prior to their respective maturities or to any date as of which the Board has the right and option to call on its behalf or on behalf of the University such outstanding bonds or other securities for prior redemption as expressly provided in the outstanding securities and any resolution, trust indenture or other proceedings authorizing their issuance.

      4.  Any provision herein concerning the refunding of outstanding bonds includes any outstanding securities evidencing long-term loans to the University or the Board regardless of whether such securities are designated as bonds, certificates, single certificates or otherwise.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 19; A 1969, 1602)

      NRS 396.873  Refunding bonds: Exchange for outstanding bonds or federal securities; public or private sale.

      1.  Any bonds issued for refunding purposes may either be delivered in exchange for the outstanding bonds being refunded or may be publicly or privately sold.

      2.  The refunding bonds, or any part thereof, may be exchanged by the Board for federal securities which have been made available for escrow investment by any purchaser of refunding bonds, upon terms of exchange mutually agreed upon, and any federal securities so received by the Board shall be placed in escrow as provided in NRS 396.875 and 396.876.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 20)

      NRS 396.874  Conditions for refunding bonds.

      1.  No bonds may be refunded hereunder unless the holders thereof voluntarily surrender them for exchange or payment, or unless they either mature or are callable for prior redemption under their terms within 25 years after the date of issuance of the refunding bonds. Provision must be made for paying the securities within that period.

      2.  The maturity of any bond refunded may not be extended beyond 25 years, or beyond 1 year next following the date of the last outstanding maturity, whichever limitation is later, nor may any interest thereon be increased to any rate which exceeds by more than 3 percent the Index of Revenue Bonds which was most recently published before the bids are received or a negotiated offer is accepted.

      3.  The principal amount of the refunding bonds may exceed, be less than or be the same as the principal amount of the bonds being refunded so long as provision is duly and sufficiently made for their payment.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 20; A 1969, 1299; 1971, 2125; 1975, 874; 1981, 1417; 1983, 585, 1034, 1596)

      NRS 396.875  Refunding bonds: Disposition of proceeds, accrued interest and premium; costs; escrow; trusts.

      1.  Except as herein otherwise provided, the proceeds of refunding bonds shall either be immediately applied to the retirement of the bonds to be refunded or be placed in escrow or trust in any trust bank or trust banks within or without or both within and without this state to be applied to the payment of the refunded bonds or the refunding bonds, or both the refunded bonds and the refunding bonds, upon their presentation therefor to the extent, in such priority and otherwise in the manner which the Board may determine.

      2.  The incidental costs of the refunding of bonds may be paid by the purchaser of the refunding bonds or be defrayed from any general fund or other available revenues of the University or the Board or from the proceeds of the refunding bonds, or from the interest or other yield derived from the investment of any refunding bond proceeds or other moneys in escrow or trust, or from any other sources legally available therefor, or any combination thereof, as the Board may determine.

      3.  Any accrued interest and any premium appertaining to a sale of refunding bonds may be applied to the payment of the interest thereon or the principal thereof, or to both interest and principal, or may be deposited in a reserve therefor, or may be used to refund bonds by deposit in escrow, trust or otherwise, or may be used to defray any incidental costs appertaining to the refunding, or any combination thereof, as the Board may determine.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 20)

      NRS 396.876  Proceeds of refunding bonds in escrow or trust: Investment; security; sufficient amount; purchaser not responsible for application of proceeds.

      1.  Any such escrow or trust shall not necessarily be limited to proceeds of refunding bonds but may include other moneys available for its purpose.

      2.  Any proceeds in escrow or trust, pending such use, may be invested or reinvested in federal securities.

      3.  Any trust bank accounting for federal securities in such escrow or trust may place them for safekeeping wholly or in part in any trust bank or trust banks within or without or both within and without this state.

      4.  Any trust bank shall continuously secure any moneys placed in escrow or trust and not so invested or reinvested in federal securities by a pledge in any trust bank or trust banks within or without or both within and without the State of federal securities in an amount at all times at least equal to the total uninvested amount of such moneys accounted for in such escrow or trust.

      5.  Such proceeds and investments in escrow or trust, together with any interest or other gain to be derived from any such investment, shall be in an amount at all times at least sufficient to pay principal, interest, any prior redemption premiums due, and any charges of the escrow agent or trustee and any other incidental expenses payable therefrom, except to the extent provision may have been previously otherwise made therefor, as such obligations become due at their respective maturities or due at designated prior redemption date or dates in connection with which the Board shall have exercised or shall be obligated to exercise a prior redemption option on its behalf or on behalf of the University.

      6.  The computations made in determining such sufficiency shall be verified by a certified public accountant licensed to practice in this state or in any other state.

      7.  Any purchaser of any refunding bond issued hereunder shall in no manner be responsible for the application of the proceeds thereof by the Board or the University or any of their respective officers, agents or employees.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 21)

      NRS 396.877  Refunding bonds payable from pledged revenues.  Refunding bonds may be made payable from any pledged revenues which might be legally pledged for the payment of the bonds being refunded at the time of the refunding or at the time of the issuance of the bonds being refunded, as the Board may determine, notwithstanding the revenue sources or the pledge of such revenues for the payment of the outstanding bonds being refunded is hereby modified.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 21)

      NRS 396.878  Issuance of bonds separately or in combination.  Bonds for refunding and bonds for any other purpose or purposes authorized by any other law may be issued separately or issued in combination in one series or more by the University or the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 22)

      NRS 396.879  Other statutory provisions applicable to refunding bonds.  Except as in NRS 396.872 to 396.878, inclusive, expressly provided or necessarily implied, the relevant provisions elsewhere herein appertaining generally to the issuance of bonds to defray the cost of any project shall be equally applicable in the authorization and issuance of refunding bonds, including their terms and security, the covenants and other provisions of the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds, or other instruments or proceedings appertaining thereto, and other aspects of the bonds.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 22)

      NRS 396.880  Conclusive determination of Board of Regents that statutory limitations have been met.  The determination of the Board that the limitations hereunder imposed upon the issuance of bonds or upon the issuance of other securities hereunder, including without limitation any securities for funding or refunding securities, have been met shall be conclusive in the absence of fraud or arbitrary and gross abuse of discretion regardless of whether the authorizing resolution or the securities thereby authorized contain a recital as authorized by NRS 396.851.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 22; A 1969, 1603)

      NRS 396.881  Bonds and other securities exempt from taxation; exception.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, bonds and other securities issued pursuant to the provisions of the University Securities Law, their transfer and the income therefrom must forever be and remain free and exempt from taxation by this state or any subdivision thereof.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to the tax on estates imposed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 375A of NRS or the tax on generation-skipping transfers imposed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 375B of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 22; A 1989, 2108; 1991, 1712)

      NRS 396.882  Bonds and other securities legal investments for state money.  It is legal for the State Board of Finance to invest any permanent state funds or other state funds available for investment in any of the bonds or other securities authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions hereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 22)

      NRS 396.883  Legal investments for other persons.

      1.  It is legal for any bank, trust company, banker, savings bank or institution, savings and loan association, investment company and any other person carrying on a banking or investment business, any insurance company, insurance association, or any other person carrying on an insurance business, and any executor, administrator, curator, trustee or any other fiduciary, to invest funds or money in his or her custody in any of the bonds or other securities issued hereunder.

      2.  Nothing contained in this section with regard to legal investments relieves any representative of any corporation or other person of any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 22; A 1983, 134)

      NRS 396.884  Sufficiency of NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive.

      1.  NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, without reference to other statutes of this state, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, shall constitute full authority for the exercise of the incidental powers herein granted concerning the borrowing of money to defray wholly or in part the cost of any project appertaining to the University or the Board, or to refinance outstanding loans, or both, and the issuance of bonds or other securities to evidence such loans or other obligations or to fund or refund outstanding securities, or any combination thereof, as the Board may determine.

      2.  No other act or law with regard to the authorization or issuance of securities or the exercise of any other power herein granted that requires an approval, or in any way impedes or restricts the carrying out of the acts herein authorized to be done shall be construed as applying to any proceedings taken hereunder or acts done pursuant hereto, except as herein otherwise provided.

      3.  The powers conferred by NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, shall be in addition and supplemental to, and not in substitution for, and the limitations imposed by NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, shall not affect the powers conferred by, any other law.

      4.  Nothing contained in NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, shall be construed as preventing the exercise of any power granted to the Board or to the University acting by and through the Board, or any officer, agent or employee thereof, by any other law.

      5.  No part of NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, shall repeal or affect any other law or part thereof, it being intended that NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, shall provide a separate method of accomplishing their objectives and not an exclusive one; and NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, shall not be construed as repealing, amending or changing any such other law.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 22)

      NRS 396.885  Liberal construction.  NRS 396.809 to 396.885, inclusive, being necessary to secure the public health, safety, convenience and welfare shall be liberally construed to effect their purposes.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 23)

PROGRAM TO PROVIDE LOANS TO NURSING STUDENTS

      NRS 396.890  Administration by Board of Regents; eligibility for loans; terms and repayment of loans; delinquency charges.

      1.  The Board of Regents may administer, directly or through a designated officer or employee of the System, a program to provide loans for fees, books and living expenses to students in the nursing programs of the System.

      2.  Each student to whom a loan is made must:

      (a) Have been a “bona fide resident” of Nevada, as that term is defined in NRS 396.540, for at least 6 months prior to the “matriculation” of the student in the System, as that term is defined pursuant to NRS 396.540;

      (b) Be enrolled at the time the loan is made in a nursing program of the System for the purpose of becoming a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse;

      (c) Fulfill all requirements for classification as a full-time student showing progression towards completion of the program; and

      (d) Maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in each class and at least a 2.75 overall grade point average, on a 4.0 grading scale.

      3.  Each loan must be made upon the following terms:

      (a) All loans must bear interest at 8 percent per annum from the date when the student receives the loan.

      (b) Each student receiving a loan must repay the loan with interest following the termination of the student’s education for which the loan is made. The loan must be repaid in monthly installments over the period allowed with the first installment due 1 year after the date of the termination of the student’s education for which the loan is made. The amounts of the installments must not be less than $50 and may be calculated to allow a smaller payment at the beginning of the period of repayment, with each succeeding payment gradually increasing so that the total amount due will have been paid within the period for repayment. The period for repayment of the loans must be:

             (1) Five years for loans which total less than $10,000.

             (2) Eight years for loans which total $10,000 or more, but less than $20,000.

             (3) Ten years for loans which total $20,000 or more.

      4.  A delinquency charge may be assessed on any installment delinquent 10 days or more in the amount of 8 percent of the installment or $4, whichever is greater, but not more than $15.

      5.  The reasonable costs of collection and an attorney’s fee may be recovered in the event of delinquency.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2134; A 1993, 359; 2005, 1421)

      NRS 396.891  Limitations on amount of loans; distribution of loans among campuses of System.

      1.  The loans made pursuant to NRS 396.890 to 396.898, inclusive, must not exceed the following amounts per student per semester. If the student is enrolled in a program of:

      (a) A community college, $1,700.

      (b) A university, $2,005.

      2.  Any money distributed pursuant to NRS 396.890 to 396.898, inclusive, must be distributed among the campuses of the System in amounts that will allow the same percentage of eligible students enrolled in the licensed practical nurse and registered practical nurse programs of each campus to receive loans.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2135; A 1993, 360)

      NRS 396.892  Repayment of loans; exceptions; regulations.

      1.  Each student who receives a loan made pursuant to NRS 396.890 to 396.898, inclusive, shall repay the loan and accrued interest pursuant to the terms of the loan unless the student:

      (a) Practices nursing in a rural area of Nevada or as an employee of the State for 6 months for each academic year for which he or she received a loan; or

      (b) Practices nursing in any other area of Nevada for 1 year for each academic year for which he or she received a loan.

      2.  The Board of Regents may adopt regulations:

      (a) Extending the time for completing the required practice beyond 5 years for persons who are granted extensions because of hardship; and

      (b) Granting prorated credit towards repayment of a loan for time a person practices nursing as required, for cases in which the period for required practice is only partially completed,

Ê and such other regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of NRS 396.890 to 396.898, inclusive.

      3.  As used in this section, “practices nursing in a rural area” means that the person practices nursing in an area located in a county whose population is less than 47,500 at least half of the total time the person spends in the practice of nursing, and not less than 20 hours per week.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2135; A 2001, 1988; 2011, 1251)

      NRS 396.893  Board of Regents may require cosigner or security for loan.  The Board of Regents or its designee may require:

      1.  A student to acquire, as security for a student loan, insurance on the student’s life and on the student’s health or against the student’s disability, or both.

      2.  That a financially responsible person agree to be jointly liable with the recipient for the repayment of the loan.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2136)

      NRS 396.894  Board of Regents may require repayment of balance of loan under certain circumstances.  The Board of Regents or its designee may require, upon notice to a recipient of a loan, that the recipient repay the balance and any unpaid interest on the loan at once if:

      1.  An installment is not paid within 30 days after it is due;

      2.  The recipient fails to notify the Board of Regents or its designee, within 30 days, of:

      (a) A change of name or of the address of his or her home or place of practice; or

      (b) The termination of the education for which he or she received the loan; or

      3.  The recipient fails to comply with any other requirement or perform any other obligation the recipient is required to perform pursuant to any agreement with the Board of Regents or its designee.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2136)

      NRS 396.895  Recipient of loan required to comply with regulations adopted by Board of Regents; penalties.  A recipient of a loan made pursuant to NRS 396.890 to 396.898, inclusive, shall comply with the regulations adopted by the Board of Regents. If the recipient fails so to comply, the Board of Regents or its designee may:

      1.  For each infraction, impose a fine of not more than $200 against any recipient in any academic year, and may deny additional money to any student who fails to pay the fine when due;

      2.  Increase the portion of any future loan to be repaid by the recipient; and

      3.  Extend the time a recipient is required to practice nursing to repay his or her loan.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2136)

      NRS 396.896  Extension of period for repayment of loan: Application; approval by Board of Regents.

      1.  The Board of Regents or its designee may, after receiving an application stating the reasons therefor, grant an extension of the period for the repayment of a loan in case of hardship arising out of the individual circumstances of a recipient. The extension must be for a period that will reasonably alleviate that hardship.

      2.  Applications for extensions must be filed within the time prescribed by regulation of the Board of Regents.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2136)

      NRS 396.897  Credit towards repayment of loan for certain professional services provided without compensation.  A person obligated to repay a student loan may, as determined by the Board of Regents or its designee, receive credit towards payment of the loan for professional services provided without compensation to the State or any of its political subdivisions.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2136)

      NRS 396.898  Powers of Board of Regents.  The Board of Regents may:

      1.  Receive, invest, disburse and account for all money received for the program.

      2.  Report to the Governor and the Legislature before September 1 of any year preceding a regular session of the Legislature, setting forth in detail the transactions conducted by it during the biennium ending June 30 of such year.

      3.  Make recommendations for any legislative action deemed by it advisable.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2136)

HEALTH SERVICES IN UNDERSERVED AREAS

      NRS 396.899  Nevada Health Service Corps: “Practitioner” defined.  As used in NRS 396.899 to 396.903, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “practitioner” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 439A.0195.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 20th Special Session, 276)

      NRS 396.900  Nevada Health Service Corps: Establishment by Board of Regents authorized.  The University of Nevada School of Medicine may establish a Nevada Health Service Corps to encourage practitioners to practice in areas of Nevada in which a shortage of that type of practitioner exists.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2155; A 1993, 360; 2003, 20th Special Session, 279)

      NRS 396.901  Nevada Health Service Corps: Primary purposes.  The primary purposes of the Nevada Health Service Corps must be to:

      1.  Recruit practitioners for participation in the program;

      2.  Designate areas of Nevada in which a shortage of each type of practitioner exists;

      3.  Match practitioners with the designated areas; and

      4.  Help practitioners to negotiate contracts to serve in the designated areas.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2156; A 2003, 20th Special Session, 279)

      NRS 396.902  Nevada Health Service Corps: Powers of University of Nevada School of Medicine.  The University of Nevada School of Medicine may:

      1.  Apply for any matching money available for the program from the Federal Government.

      2.  Adopt regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of NRS 396.899 to 396.903, inclusive.

      3.  Receive, invest, disburse and account for all money received from the Federal Government or any other source for this program.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2156; A 2003, 20th Special Session, 279)

      NRS 396.903  Nevada Health Service Corps: Program for repayment of loans on behalf of certain practitioners.

      1.  The University of Nevada School of Medicine may authorize the Nevada Health Service Corps to administer a program under which money for loans is repaid on behalf of a practitioner for each year he or she practices in an area of Nevada in which a shortage of that type of practitioner exists, as determined by the Nevada Office of Rural Health within the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Nevada Health Service Corps.

      2.  To qualify for the program, a practitioner required to be licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 630, 630A, 633 or 634 of NRS must have completed his or her primary care residency and hold an active license issued pursuant to chapter 630, 630A, 633 or 634 of NRS. All other practitioners must have completed training in a certified program and have an active license, certification or registration from the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2155; A 2003, 20th Special Session, 279)

      NRS 396.905  Use of money by the University of Nevada School of Medicine for development of obstetrical access program.  Any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money received by the University of Nevada School of Medicine for the development of an obstetrical access program may be used to:

      1.  Provide financial support and education to faculty and residents in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology within the University of Nevada School of Medicine and to expand the clinical services provided by such faculty and residents in areas and to populations that need obstetrical services.

      2.  Provide money to Nevada Health Centers, Inc., or its successor, to expand the clinical prenatal and obstetrical practice base of community health center clinics and to provide uninsured, underinsured and Medicaid patients with increased access to clinical prenatal and obstetrical care.

      3.  Establish a fund that allows practicing community providers of prenatal care that are participating in the obstetrical access program to draw upon money to partially compensate them for providing care to patients who have no access to clinical care because of their financial status.

      4.  Develop a database of clinical practitioners providing prenatal or obstetrical services throughout the State to monitor and analyze:

      (a) The relationship between declining services and the supply and distribution of appropriate providers of health care;

      (b) The impact of access to care issues on pregnant women, including, without limitation, poor birth outcomes which result from lack of access to care, the financial impact of such poor birth outcomes and the effects of receiving inadequate prenatal care; and

      (c) The impact of adverse judicial decisions on the delivery of obstetrical services.

      5.  Subsidize malpractice costs for clinical providers of prenatal care who maintain at least 30 percent or more of prenatal or obstetrical patients in their practice who are uninsured, underinsured or insured by Medicaid, or who use a sliding fee scale based on a patient’s financial resources when charging for such services. The subsidy must be calculated based on the number of qualified clinical providers of prenatal care, the proportion of financially compromised patients served by such providers and the total amount of money available for subsidies.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 20th Special Session, 276)

      NRS 396.906  Nevada Office of Rural Health: Establishment; duties; use of gifts and other money.

      1.  The Nevada Office of Rural Health is hereby established within the University of Nevada School of Medicine to administer matters relating to the delivery of health care services to rural and frontier areas in this state. The Nevada Office of Rural Health shall:

      (a) Evaluate the need for programs concerning the delivery of health care services to rural and frontier areas in this state and make recommendations to the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Legislature to carry out such programs; and

      (b) Establish, administer and coordinate programs which affect the delivery of health care services to rural and frontier areas in this state, including, without limitation, programs relating to:

            (1) The education and training of providers of health care who provide services in rural and frontier areas;

             (2) The needs of rural and frontier areas for health care services and the manner in which such health care services may be effectively delivered;

             (3) The delivery of health care services to rural and frontier areas;

             (4) The financing of the delivery of health care services to rural and frontier areas; or

             (5) The collection of data necessary for the Nevada Office of Rural Health to carry out its duties concerning the delivery of health care services to rural and frontier areas.

      2.  Any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money received by the Nevada Office of Rural Health may be used to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 20th Special Session, 277)

      NRS 396.907  Area Health Education Center Program: Establishment; duties; use of gifts and other money.

      1.  The Area Health Education Center Program is hereby established within the University of Nevada School of Medicine to support education and training programs for students studying to become practitioners, or residents or practitioners who will provide or are providing health care services in medically underserved areas in this state, including urban and rural areas. The Area Health Education Center Program shall:

      (a) Assist the area health education centers within Nevada in providing:

             (1) Career opportunities in health care;

             (2) Information to practitioners and other providers of health care;

             (3) Continuing education for practitioners and other providers of health care; and

             (4) Stipends for the education and training of students studying to become practitioners and residents who will provide or who are providing health care services in medically underserved areas in this state;

      (b) Assess and develop training programs concerning the appropriate curriculum for primary care and other priority health care services;

      (c) Enhance the training programs in primary care by providing additional entry-level positions and faculty to increase the availability of practitioners and other providers of health care;

      (d) Increase the percentage of medical students committing to residencies and careers in primary care;

      (e) Provide a greater percentage of primary care residents to medically underserved areas in this state;

      (f) Develop and enhance training programs necessary to address the primary health care needs of persons in this state; and

      (g) Establish interdisciplinary opportunities for education and training for practitioners and other providers of health care.

      2.  Any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money received by the Area Health Education Center Program may be used to carry out the provisions of this section.

      3.  As used in this section, “practitioner” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 439A.0195.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 20th Special Session, 277)

      NRS 396.908  Medical Education Council of Nevada: Establishment; duties; use of gifts and other money.

      1.  The Medical Education Council of Nevada is hereby established within the University of Nevada School of Medicine to ensure that Nevada has an adequate, well-trained health care workforce to meet the needs of the residents of this State. The Medical Education Council of Nevada shall:

      (a) Determine the workforce needs for the provision of health care services in this State;

      (b) Determine the number and types of positions of employment for which money appropriated to the Medical Education Council of Nevada may be used, including, without limitation, positions for practitioners, other providers of health care and other personnel to staff health care facilities and programs;

      (c) Investigate and make recommendations to the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Legislature on the status and needs of practitioners, other providers of health care and other personnel of health care facilities or programs;

      (d) Determine a method for reimbursing institutions that sponsor practitioners, other providers of health care or other personnel of health care facilities or programs;

      (e) To the extent authorized by federal law, prepare and submit a formal application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of receiving and dispersing federal money for graduate medical education expenses;

      (f) Distribute a portion of any money it receives for graduate medical education expenses in a manner that:

             (1) Prepares postgraduate medical and dental residents, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, to provide inpatient, outpatient and hospital services in various communities and in geographically diverse settings;

             (2) Encourages the coordination of interdisciplinary clinical training by practitioners and other providers of health care to such postgraduate medical and dental residents; and

             (3) Promotes funding for accredited clinical training programs provided by practitioners or other providers of health care to such postgraduate medical and dental residents;

      (g) Apply for grants, gifts and donations from public and private sources, including the Federal Government, to carry out the objectives of the Medical Education Council of Nevada;

      (h) Initiate a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services to promote the intergovernmental transfer of money for the purposes of receiving and dispersing money to carry out the objectives of the Medical Education Council of Nevada; and

      (i) Distribute additional financial resources to training programs for practitioners, other providers of health care or other personnel of health care facilities or programs in the State.

      2.  Any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money received by the Medical Education Council of Nevada may be used to carry out the provisions of this section.

      3.  As used in this section, “practitioner” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 439A.0195.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 20th Special Session, 278)

THE GOVERNOR GUINN MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

      NRS 396.911  Legislative declaration.

      1.  The Legislature hereby declares that its priorities in expending the proceeds to the State of Nevada from settlement agreements with and civil actions against manufacturers of tobacco products are:

      (a) To increase the number of Nevada students who attend and graduate from Nevada institutions of higher education; and

      (b) To assist Nevada residents in obtaining and maintaining good health.

      2.  To further these priorities, the Legislature hereby declares that it is in the best interest of the residents of the State of Nevada that all money received by the State of Nevada pursuant to any settlement entered into by the State of Nevada and a manufacturer of tobacco products and all money recovered by the State of Nevada from a judgment in a civil action against a manufacturer of tobacco products be dedicated solely toward the achievement of the following goals:

      (a) Increasing the number of residents of the State of Nevada who enroll in and attend a university, college or community college in the State of Nevada;

      (b) Reducing and preventing the use of tobacco products, alcohol and illegal drugs, especially by children;

      (c) Expanding the availability of health insurance and health care for children and adults in this State, especially for children and for adults with disabilities;

      (d) Assisting senior citizens who have modest incomes in purchasing prescription drugs and assisting those senior citizens in meeting their needs related to health care, home care, respite care and their ability to live independent of institutional care; and

      (e) Promoting the general health of all residents of the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2750; A 2001, 1416)

      NRS 396.914  Definitions.  As used in NRS 396.911 to 396.945, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 396.916 to 396.922, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2751; A 2001, 1416; 2011, 37)

      NRS 396.916  “Eligible institution” defined.  “Eligible institution” means:

      1.  A university, state college or community college within the System; or

      2.  Any other nonsectarian college or university that:

      (a) Was originally established in, and is organized under the laws of, this state;

      (b) Is exempt from taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3); and

      (c) Is accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1415)

      NRS 396.917  “Memorial Scholarship” defined.  “Memorial Scholarship” means the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship that is awarded to a student from the account established pursuant to NRS 396.940.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 36)

      NRS 396.918  “Millennium Scholarship” defined.  “Millennium Scholarship” means a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship that is awarded from the Trust Fund to a student.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2751; A 2005, 22nd Special Session, 147)

      NRS 396.922  “Trust Fund” defined.  “Trust Fund” means the Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund created pursuant to NRS 396.926.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2751)

      NRS 396.926  Creation of Program; Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund; deposit and investment of money in Fund; administration by Treasurer; use of money in Fund.

      1.  The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program is hereby created for the distribution of the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarships in accordance with NRS 396.911 to 396.945, inclusive. The Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. The State Treasurer may accept gifts, grants, bequests and donations for deposit in the Trust Fund.

      2.  The State Treasurer shall deposit in the Trust Fund:

      (a) Forty percent of all money received by the State of Nevada pursuant to any settlement entered into by the State of Nevada and a manufacturer of tobacco products;

      (b) Forty percent of all money recovered by the State of Nevada from a judgment in a civil action against a manufacturer of tobacco products; and

      (c) Any gifts, grants, bequests or donations specifically designated for the Trust Fund by the donor.

      3.  The State Treasurer shall administer the Trust Fund. As administrator of the Trust Fund, the State Treasurer, except as otherwise provided in this section:

      (a) Shall maintain the financial records of the Trust Fund;

      (b) Shall invest the money in the Trust Fund as the money in other state funds is invested;

      (c) Shall manage any account associated with the Trust Fund;

      (d) Shall maintain any instruments that evidence investments made with the money in the Trust Fund;

      (e) May contract with vendors for any good or service that is necessary to carry out the provisions of this section; and

      (f) May perform any other duties necessary to administer the Trust Fund.

      4.  In addition to the investments authorized pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 3, the State Treasurer may, except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, invest the money in the Trust Fund in:

      (a) Common or preferred stock of a corporation created by or existing under the laws of the United States or of a state, district or territory of the United States, if:

             (1) The stock of the corporation is:

                   (I) Listed on a national stock exchange; or

                   (II) Traded in the over-the-counter market, if the price quotations for the over-the-counter stock are quoted by the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System (NASDAQ);

             (2) The outstanding shares of the corporation have a total market value of not less than $50,000,000;

             (3) The maximum investment in stock is not greater than 25 percent of the book value of the total investments of the Trust Fund;

             (4) Except for investments made pursuant to paragraph (c), the amount of an investment in a single corporation is not greater than 3 percent of the book value of the assets of the Trust Fund; and

             (5) Except for investments made pursuant to paragraph (c), the total amount of shares owned by the Trust Fund is not greater than 5 percent of the outstanding stock of a single corporation.

      (b) A pooled or commingled real estate fund or a real estate security that is managed by a corporate trustee or by an investment advisory firm that is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, either of which may be retained by the State Treasurer as an investment manager. The shares and the pooled or commingled fund must be held in trust. The total book value of an investment made under this paragraph must not at any time be greater than 5 percent of the total book value of all investments of the Trust Fund.

      (c) Mutual funds or common trust funds that consist of any combination of the investments authorized pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 3 and paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection.

      5.  The State Treasurer shall not invest any money in the Trust Fund pursuant to subsection 4 unless the State Treasurer obtains a judicial determination that the proposed investment or category of investments will not violate the provisions of Section 9 of Article 8 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada. The State Treasurer shall contract for the services of independent contractors to manage any investments of the State Treasurer made pursuant to subsection 4. The State Treasurer shall establish such criteria for the qualifications of such an independent contractor as are appropriate to ensure that each independent contractor has expertise in the management of such investments.

      6.  All interest and income earned on the money in the Trust Fund must, after deducting any applicable charges, be credited to the Trust Fund. All claims against the Trust Fund must be paid as other claims against the State are paid.

      7.  Not more than 3 percent of the anticipated annual revenue to the State of Nevada from the settlement agreements with and civil actions against manufacturers of tobacco products anticipated for deposit in the Trust Fund may be used to pay the costs of administering the Trust Fund.

      8.  The money in the Trust Fund remains in the Fund and does not revert to the State General Fund at the end of any fiscal year.

      9.  Money in the Trust Fund may be used for the purposes set forth in NRS 396.914 to 396.945, inclusive, or for any other purpose authorized by the Legislature.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2751; A 2001, 2299; 2005, 22nd Special Session, 147; 2010, 26th Special Session, 12)

      NRS 396.930  Eligibility requirements for Millennium Scholarship; duties and powers of Board of Regents; outreach to certain students; affidavit declaring eligibility.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, a student may apply to the Board of Regents for a Millennium Scholarship if the student:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (e) of subsection 2, has been a resident of this State for at least 2 years before the student applies for the Millennium Scholarship;

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c), graduated from a public or private high school in this State:

             (1) After May 1, 2000, but not later than May 1, 2003; or

             (2) After May 1, 2003, and, except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (c), (d) and (f) of subsection 2, not more than 6 years before the student applies for the Millennium Scholarship;

      (c) Does not satisfy the requirements of paragraph (b) and:

             (1) Was enrolled as a pupil in a public or private high school in this State with a class of pupils who were regularly scheduled to graduate after May 1, 2000;

             (2) Received his or her high school diploma within 4 years after he or she was regularly scheduled to graduate; and

             (3) Applies for the Millennium Scholarship not more than 6 years after he or she was regularly scheduled to graduate from high school;

      (d) Maintained in high school in the courses designated by the Board of Regents pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2, at least:

             (1) A 3.00 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale, if the student was a member of the graduating class of 2003 or 2004;

             (2) A 3.10 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale, if the student was a member of the graduating class of 2005 or 2006; or

             (3) A 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale, if the student was a member of the graduating class of 2007 or a later graduating class; and

      (e) Is enrolled in at least:

             (1) Six semester credit hours in a community college within the System;

             (2) Twelve semester credit hours in another eligible institution; or

             (3) A total of 12 or more semester credit hours in eligible institutions if the student is enrolled in more than one eligible institution.

      2.  The Board of Regents:

      (a) Shall define the core curriculum that a student must complete in high school to be eligible for a Millennium Scholarship.

      (b) Shall designate the courses in which a student must earn the minimum grade point averages set forth in paragraph (d) of subsection 1.

      (c) May establish criteria with respect to students who have been on active duty serving in the Armed Forces of the United States to exempt such students from the 6-year limitation on applications that is set forth in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b) of subsection 1.

      (d) Shall establish criteria with respect to students who have a documented physical or mental disability or who were previously subject to an individualized education program under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq., or a plan under Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 791 et seq. The criteria must provide an exemption for those students from:

             (1) The 6-year limitation on applications that is set forth in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b) of subsection 1 and subparagraph (3) of paragraph (c) of subsection 1 and any limitation applicable to students who are eligible pursuant to subparagraph (1) of paragraph (b) of subsection 1.

             (2) The minimum number of credits prescribed in paragraph (e) of subsection 1.

      (e) Shall establish criteria with respect to students who have a parent or legal guardian on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States to exempt such students from the residency requirement set forth in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 or subsection 3.

      (f) Shall establish criteria with respect to students who have been actively serving or participating in a charitable, religious or public service assignment or mission to exempt such students from the 6-year limitation on applications that is set forth in subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b) of subsection 1. Such criteria must provide for the award of Millennium Scholarships to those students who qualify for the exemption and who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria to the extent that money is available to award Millennium Scholarships to the students after all other obligations for the award of Millennium Scholarships for the current school year have been satisfied.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of subsection 1, for students who did not graduate from a public or private high school in this State and who, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (e) of subsection 2, have been residents of this State for at least 2 years, the Board of Regents shall establish:

      (a) The minimum score on a standardized test that such students must receive; or

      (b) Other criteria that students must meet,

Ê to be eligible for Millennium Scholarships.

      4.  In awarding Millennium Scholarships, the Board of Regents shall enhance its outreach to students who:

      (a) Are pursuing a career in education or health care;

      (b) Come from families who lack sufficient financial resources to pay for the costs of sending their children to an eligible institution; or

      (c) Substantially participated in an antismoking, antidrug or antialcohol program during high school.

      5.  The Board of Regents shall establish a procedure by which an applicant for a Millennium Scholarship is required to execute an affidavit declaring the applicant’s eligibility for a Millennium Scholarship pursuant to the requirements of this section. The affidavit must include a declaration that the applicant is a citizen of the United States or has lawful immigration status, or that the applicant has filed an application to legalize the applicant’s immigration status or will file an application to legalize his or her immigration status as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2751; A 2001, 1416; 2003, 2962; 2005, 22nd Special Session, 149; 2007, 23rd Special Session, 10; 2009, 76, 706)

      NRS 396.934  Maximum amount of Millennium Scholarship; remedial courses excluded from payment; requirements for continuing eligibility; recipients encouraged to volunteer community service; ineligibility if requirements not satisfied; disbursement upon certification of eligibility; procedures for refund.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, within the limits of money available in the Trust Fund, a student who is eligible for a Millennium Scholarship is entitled to receive:

      (a) If he or she is enrolled in a community college within the System, including, without limitation, a summer academic term, $40 per credit for each lower division course and $60 per credit for each upper division course in which the student is enrolled, or the amount of money that is necessary for the student to pay the costs of attending the community college that are not otherwise satisfied by other grants or scholarships, whichever is less. The Board of Regents shall provide for the designation of upper and lower division courses for the purposes of this paragraph.

      (b) If he or she is enrolled in a state college within the System, including, without limitation, a summer academic term, $60 per credit for which the student is enrolled, or the amount of money that is necessary for the student to pay the costs of attending the state college that are not otherwise satisfied by other grants or scholarships, whichever is less.

      (c) If he or she is enrolled in another eligible institution, including, without limitation, a summer academic term, $80 per credit for which the student is enrolled, or the amount of money that is necessary for the student to pay the costs of attending the university that are not otherwise satisfied by other grants or scholarships, whichever is less.

      (d) If he or she is enrolled in more than one eligible institution, including, without limitation, a summer academic term, the amount authorized pursuant to paragraph (a), (b) or (c), or a combination thereof, in accordance with procedures and guidelines established by the Board of Regents.

Ê In no event may a student who is eligible for a Millennium Scholarship receive more than the cost of 12 semester credits per semester pursuant to this subsection.

      2.  No student may be awarded a Millennium Scholarship:

      (a) To pay for remedial courses.

      (b) For a total amount in excess of $10,000.

      3.  A student who receives a Millennium Scholarship shall:

      (a) Make satisfactory academic progress toward a recognized degree or certificate, as determined by the Board of Regents pursuant to subsection 8; and

      (b) If the student graduated from high school after May 1, 2003, maintain:

             (1) At least a 2.60 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale for each semester during the first year of enrollment in the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program.

             (2) At least a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale for each semester during the second year of enrollment in the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program and for each semester during each year of enrollment thereafter.

      4.  A student who receives a Millennium Scholarship is encouraged to volunteer at least 20 hours of community service for this State, a political subdivision of this State or a charitable organization that provides service to a community or the residents of a community in this State during each year in which the student receives a Millennium Scholarship.

      5.  If a student does not satisfy the requirements of subsection 3 during one semester of enrollment, excluding a summer academic term, he or she is not eligible for the Millennium Scholarship for the succeeding semester of enrollment. If such a student:

      (a) Subsequently satisfies the requirements of subsection 3 in a semester in which he or she is not eligible for the Millennium Scholarship, the student is eligible for the Millennium Scholarship for the student’s next semester of enrollment.

      (b) Fails a second time to satisfy the requirements of subsection 3 during any subsequent semester, excluding a summer academic term, the student is no longer eligible for a Millennium Scholarship.

      6.  A Millennium Scholarship must be used only:

      (a) For the payment of registration fees and laboratory fees and expenses;

      (b) To purchase required textbooks and course materials; and

      (c) For other costs related to the attendance of the student at the eligible institution.

      7.  The Board of Regents shall certify a list of eligible students to the State Treasurer. The State Treasurer shall disburse a Millennium Scholarship for each semester on behalf of an eligible student directly to the eligible institution in which the student is enrolled, upon certification from the eligible institution of the number of credits for which the student is enrolled, which must meet or exceed the minimum number of credits required for eligibility and certification that the student is in good standing and making satisfactory academic progress toward a recognized degree or certificate, as determined by the Board of Regents pursuant to subsection 8. The Millennium Scholarship must be administered by the eligible institution as other similar scholarships are administered and may be used only for the expenditures authorized pursuant to subsection 6. If a student is enrolled in more than one eligible institution, the Millennium Scholarship must be administered by the eligible institution at which the student is enrolled in a program of study leading to a recognized degree or certificate.

      8.  The Board of Regents shall establish:

      (a) Criteria for determining whether a student is making satisfactory academic progress toward a recognized degree or certificate for purposes of subsection 7.

      (b) Procedures to ensure that all money from a Millennium Scholarship awarded to a student that is refunded in whole or in part for any reason is refunded to the Trust Fund and not the student.

      (c) Procedures and guidelines for the administration of a Millennium Scholarship for students who are enrolled in more than one eligible institution.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2752; A 2001, 1417, 2003, 2963; 2005, 22nd Special Session, 150; 2009, 78; 2011, 989)

      NRS 396.938  Development of plan to direct other financial aid to students who are not eligible for Millennium Scholarships.  The Board of Regents shall develop a plan to direct a significant portion of other available financial aid to culturally disadvantaged or at-risk students, and students who graduated from high school before May 1, 2000, who wish to attend college and have the potential to be successful, but who do not otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for Millennium Scholarships.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2753)

      NRS 396.940  Establishment of account within Trust Fund to provide Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarships; acceptance of gifts and grants; deposit and investment of money in account.

      1.  There is hereby established within the Trust Fund an account to provide Memorial Scholarships to students.

      2.  The State Treasurer may accept gifts, grants, bequests and donations for deposit in the account.

      3.  The State Treasurer shall deposit in the account any gifts, grants, bequests or donations specifically designated for the account or for the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship Fund, a special memorial fund established following the death of Governor Kenny C. Guinn on July 22, 2010.

      4.  The money in the account must be invested as the other money in the Trust Fund is invested. The interest and income earned on the money in the account, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the account. All claims against the account must be paid as other claims against the State are paid.

      5.  The money in the account remains in the account and does not revert to the Trust Fund or any other fund at the end of any fiscal year.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 36)

      NRS 396.945  Eligibility criteria for Memorial Scholarship; submission and review of applications; selection of recipient; maximum amount of Memorial Scholarship; authorized uses of Memorial Scholarship.

      1.  The Board shall annually award the Memorial Scholarship to:

      (a) One recipient who is a student enrolled at:

             (1) The University of Nevada, Reno, Great Basin College or Sierra Nevada College; or

             (2) Any other college or university which awards a bachelor’s degree in education and which is designated by the Board as an institution representative of northern Nevada; and

      (b) One recipient who is a student enrolled at:

             (1) The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or Nevada State College; or

             (2) Any other college or university which awards a bachelor’s degree in education and which is designated by the Board as an institution representative of southern Nevada.

      2.  The Board shall establish additional criteria governing the annual selection of each recipient of the Memorial Scholarship, which must include, without limitation, a requirement that a recipient:

      (a) Be in or entering his or her senior year at an academic institution described in subsection 1;

      (b) Be on the list of eligible students for a Millennium Scholarship which is certified to the State Treasurer pursuant to NRS 396.934;

      (c) Have a college grade point average of not less than 3.5 on a 4.0 grading scale;

      (d) Have a declared major in elementary education or secondary education;

      (e) Have a stated commitment to teaching in this State following graduation; and

      (f) Have a commendable record of community service.

      3.  A student who satisfies the criteria established pursuant to this section may apply for a Memorial Scholarship by submitting an application to the Office of the State Treasurer on a form provided on the Internet website of the State Treasurer.

      4.  The State Treasurer shall forward all applications received pursuant to subsection 3 to the Board. The Board shall review and evaluate each application received from the State Treasurer and select each recipient of the Memorial Scholarship in accordance with the criteria established pursuant to this section.

      5.  To the extent of available money in the account established pursuant to NRS 396.940, the annual Memorial Scholarship may be awarded to each selected recipient in an amount not to exceed $4,500 to pay the educational expenses of the recipient for the school year which are authorized by subsection 6 and which are not otherwise paid for by the Millennium Scholarship awarded to the recipient.

      6.  A Memorial Scholarship must be used only:

      (a) For the payment of registration fees and laboratory fees and expenses;

      (b) To purchase required textbooks and course materials; and

      (c) For other costs related to the attendance of the student at the academic institution in which he or she is enrolled.

      7.  As used in this section, “Board” means the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada created by NRS 353B.005.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 36; A 2013, 245)

UNLAWFUL ACTS

      NRS 396.970  Surreptitious electronic surveillance on campus; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, it is unlawful for a person to engage in any kind of surreptitious electronic surveillance on a campus of the System without the knowledge of the person being observed.

      2.  Subsection 1 does not apply to any electronic surveillance:

      (a) Authorized by a court order issued to a public officer, based upon a showing of probable cause to believe that criminal activity is occurring on the property under surveillance;

      (b) By a law enforcement agency pursuant to a criminal investigation;

      (c) Which is necessary as part of a system of security used to protect and ensure the safety of persons on the campus; or

      (d) Of a class or laboratory when authorized by the teacher of the class or laboratory.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2138)

      NRS 396.980  Use of diisocyanate in maintenance or repair of building owned or operated by System while certain persons are present.

      1.  It is unlawful for a person who knows or in the exercise of reasonable care should know that a substance or material contains at least one-tenth of 1 percent by weight or volume of a diisocyanate to use, or cause or permit another person to use, the substance or material in the maintenance or repair of a building owned or operated by the System while any person who is not necessary to the maintenance or repair is present in the building.

      2.  A person who knows or in the exercise of reasonable care should know that a substance or material which contains at least one-tenth of 1 percent by weight or volume of a diisocyanate has been used in the maintenance or repair of a building owned or operated by the System shall ensure that the building is not occupied for at least 4 hours following the use of that substance or material by any person who is not necessary to the maintenance or repair.

      3.  A person who violates subsection 1 or 2 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      4.  For the purposes of this section, “diisocyanate” includes, without limitation, toluene diisocyanate (TDI), methylene bisphenyl isocyanate (MDI) or hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI).

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3353)

      NRS 396.990  Use of false or misleading degrees.

      1.  It is unlawful for a person knowingly to use or attempt to use:

      (a) A false or misleading degree or honorary degree conferred by the System or another public postsecondary educational institution, regardless of whether that institution is located in this State and regardless of whether that institution is authorized to operate in this State; or

      (b) A degree or honorary degree conferred by the System or another public postsecondary educational institution in a false or misleading manner, regardless of whether that institution is located in this State and regardless of whether that institution is authorized to operate in this State,

Ê in connection with admission to any institution of higher education or in connection with any business, employment, occupation, profession, trade or public office.

      2.  Unless a greater penalty is provided by specific statute, a person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months, or by both fine and imprisonment.

      3.  In addition to any criminal penalty imposed pursuant to subsection 2, a person who violates the provisions of this section is subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for each violation. The Attorney General or any district attorney of this State may recover the penalty in a civil action brought in the name of the State of Nevada in any court of competent jurisdiction.

      4.  For the purposes of this section, a degree or honorary degree is false or misleading or is used in a false or misleading manner if it:

      (a) States or suggests that the person named in the degree or honorary degree has completed the requirements of an academic or professional program of study in a particular field of endeavor beyond the secondary school level and the person has not, in fact, completed the requirements of the program of study;

      (b) Is offered as his or her own by a person other than the person who completed the requirements of the program of study; or

      (c) Is awarded, bestowed, conferred, given, granted, conveyed or sold:

             (1) Based upon more than 10 percent of the recipient’s documented life experience and not based upon actual completion of academic work; or

             (2) In violation of this chapter.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Degree” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 394.620.

      (b) “Honorary degree” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 394.620.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 619)