[Rev. 11/21/2013 10:13:23 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 219 - COMMISSIONERS ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS

NRS 219.010           “Commissioners” defined.

NRS 219.020           Designation and function of Commissioners; National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws declared joint governmental agency; payment of annual dues.

NRS 219.025           Additional Commissioners.

NRS 219.027           Reimbursement of expenses.

NRS 219.030           Duties of Commissioners.

NRS 219.040           Records and reports to Legislature.

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      NRS 219.010  “Commissioners” defined.  As used in this chapter, “Commissioners” means the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

      [Part 1:42:1915; 1919 RL p. 3203; NCL § 6970]—(NRS A 1961, 754)

      NRS 219.020  Designation and function of Commissioners; National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws declared joint governmental agency; payment of annual dues.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 219.025, the Commissioners are:

      (a) The Legislative Counsel;

      (b) Two members of the faculty of the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and

      (c) Not more than four attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada appointed by the Legislative Commission.

      2.  The Legislative Commission shall appoint:

      (a) Attorneys who are Legislators to fill the appointive positions created pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 if attorneys are available in the Legislature to fill those positions.

      (b) Two members of the faculty of the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from a list submitted to the Legislative Commission by the Dean of the Law School. Each member so appointed serves for a term of 4 years.

      3.  The Legislative Counsel may appoint not more than two additional Commissioners from the attorneys employed by the Legislative Counsel Bureau, upon approval of the Legislative Commission.

      4.  The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws is hereby declared to be a joint governmental agency of this State.

      5.  It is a function of the Commissioners to carry forward the participation of the State of Nevada in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Annual dues must be paid to that organization to the extent of legislative appropriation.

      6.  The Legislative Counsel shall notify the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws whenever a Commissioner is appointed pursuant to this section.

      [Part 1:42:1915; 1919 RL p. 3203; NCL § 6970] + [4:42:1915; 1919 RL p. 3203; NCL § 6973]—(NRS A 1961, 754; 1963, 1389; 1973, 1118; 1995, 352; 2005, 1357; 2011, 3256, 3674)

      NRS 219.025  Additional Commissioners.

      1.  A Commissioner who served pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 219.020, except for a Commissioner who served pursuant to paragraph (b) of that subsection, may continue to serve or resume the Commissioner’s service as a Commissioner if the Commissioner:

      (a) Is licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada;

      (b) Is a resident of Nevada; and

      (c) Notifies the Legislative Counsel of the Commissioner’s intention to serve as a Commissioner.

      2.  The Legislative Counsel shall notify the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws whenever a Commissioner is added pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1361; A 1995, 352; 2005, 1358)

      NRS 219.027  Reimbursement of expenses.

      1.  A Commissioner who continues to serve or resumes service as a Commissioner pursuant to the provisions of NRS 219.025 and who attends an annual meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws is entitled to receive reimbursement from the Legislative Fund for expenses incurred to attend the annual meeting if the Commissioner, at least 10 days before the annual meeting, provides to the Director written notice stating that the Commissioner will actively participate and carry out the duties set forth in NRS 219.030 and 219.040.

      2.  Each Commissioner appointed by the Legislative Commission pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 219.020 is entitled to receive reimbursement from the William S. Boyd School of Law for any expenses incurred in carrying out the Commissioner’s duties as a Commissioner, including travel and per diem expenses.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1357; A 2011, 3256)

      NRS 219.030  Duties of Commissioners.  The Commissioners shall:

      1.  Examine the subjects upon which uniformity of legislation in the various states is desirable, but which are outside the jurisdiction of the Congress of the United States.

      2.  Confer upon these matters with Commissioners appointed by the other states for the same purpose.

      3.  Consider and draft uniform laws to be submitted for approval and adoption by the several states.

      4.  Generally devise and recommend such other and further course of action as shall accomplish the purpose of this chapter.

      [2:42:1915; 1919 RL p. 3203; NCL § 6971]—(NRS A 1961, 754)

      NRS 219.040  Records and reports to Legislature.

      1.  The Commissioners shall:

      (a) Keep a record of all their transactions.

      (b) At each regular session, make a report of their transactions to the Legislature.

      (c) At each regular session, make recommendations to the Legislature.

      2.  The Commissioners may, at any time other than that specified in subsection 1, make reports and recommendations to the Legislature.

      [3:42:1915; 1919 RL p. 3203; NCL § 6972]—(NRS A 1961, 755; 2011, 3256)