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Statutes of the State of Nevada - Sixty-Ninth Session, 1997

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AN ACT making an appropriation to the legislative fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 1–Committee on Finance. Approved January 23, 1997

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AN ACT making an appropriation for the state’s proportional matching funding for grants for flood damage made through the Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual and Family Grant Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 46–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved February 5, 1997

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AN ACT making an appropriation to the legislative fund for the completion of the addition to the legislative building; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 57–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved February 20, 1997

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AN ACT relating to civil liability; revising the provisions governing civil actions by persons who sustain damages while committing unlawful acts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 19–Assemblyman Sandoval. Approved March 7, 1997

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AN ACT relating to district courts; increasing the number of judges of the second judicial district designated as judges of the family court; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 73–Committee on Judiciary. Approved March 17, 1997

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AN ACT relating to courts; requiring the approval of the appointment of a deputy clerk by the justice of the peace; providing for the supervision of a deputy clerk by the justice of the peace; providing for the appointment of a deputy clerk by the justice of the peace in a township in which no deputy clerk is appointed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 89–Committee on Judiciary. Approved March 18, 1997

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AN ACT relating to juries; expanding the amount of money that a juror may donate to an agency that provides protective services for children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 78–Committee on Judiciary. Approved March 18, 1997

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AN ACT relating to utility facilities; transferring the duty to review permits to construct utility facilities from the state environmental commission to the division of environmental protection of the state department of conservation and natural resources; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 72–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved March 18, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the state printing division; deleting all references to micrographics in the name of the state printing division; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 48–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved March 25, 1997

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AN ACT relating to state financial administration; providing for the proportional matching funding for disaster assistance grants made by the Federal Emergency Management Agency; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 224–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved March 28, 1997

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AN ACT relating to deferred compensation for state employees; providing compensation for the retired member of the committee for deferred compensation for state employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 63–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved March 31, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the state board of parole commissioners; eliminating the limitation on the number of terms a member of the board may serve; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 14–Committee on Judiciary. Approved March 31, 1997

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AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; authorizing personnel of the capitol police division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety to remove abandoned vehicles from public property in their jurisdiction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 62–Committee on Transportation. Approved April 1, 1997

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AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing the imposition, upon approval of the voters, of a sales and use tax for constructing and equipping a hospital in Elko County; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 301–Assemblyman Carpenter. Approved April 3, 1997

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AN ACT relating to community service; increasing the maximum number of hours of community service that a person may be required to perform under various circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 22–Assemblyman Sandoval. Approved April 7, 1997

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AN ACT relating to Carson City; amending the charter of Carson City to authorize the imposition of a local sales and use tax for open spaces, parks, trails and recreational facilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 237–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved April 9, 1997

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AN ACT relating to juvenile courts; requiring a court to order a child or the parent or guardian of the child to make restitution for property damaged by the child; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 39–Assemblymen Herrera, Perkins, Anderson, Goldwater, Arberry, Williams, Amodei, Giunchigliani, Price, Collins, Parks, Koivisto, Lee, Ohrenschall, Sandoval, Carpenter, Buckley, Nolan, Chowning, Freeman, Evans, Manendo, Mortenson, Segerblom and Bache. Approved April 14, 1997

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AN ACT relating to unlawful housing practices; eliminating certain exemptions from the provisions prohibiting discriminatory advertising concerning the sale or rental of a dwelling; clarifying that it is unlawful, under certain circumstances, for a lender to discriminate against a person who does not intend to enter into a transaction for a loan or other financial assistance to purchase, construct, improve or repair a dwelling; requiring the Nevada equal rights commission to hold a public hearing in a case involving an unlawful housing practice unless a party to the case elects to have the matter decided in a court of competent jurisdiction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 60–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved April 14, 1997

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AN ACT relating to presentence investigations; requiring the division of parole and probation of the department of motor vehicles and public safety to disclose the content of the report of the presentence investigation to a law enforcement agency, the mental hygiene and mental retardation division of the department of human services and the state gaming control board for certain purposes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 79–Committee on Judiciary. Approved April 14, 1997

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AN ACT relating to local governments; providing an exception for certain capital projects from the requirement of the establishment of a separate account for the extraordinary maintenance, repair or improvement of a capital project; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 98–Assemblyman Bache. Approved April 17, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the coordination of governmental functions; providing that the statutory requirements for open meetings apply to the annual meeting of state and local governmental agencies which coordinate their collection of certain fees, taxes or information; requiring the executive director of the department of taxation to submit a report; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 124–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved April 17, 1997

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AN ACT relating to crimes; providing an additional penalty for assault with a deadly weapon motivated by certain characteristics of the victim; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 164–Assemblymen Evans, Anderson, Freeman, de Braga, Braunlin, Lambert, Tiffany, Parks, Lee, Ohrenschall, Neighbors, Hickey, Sandoval, Manendo, Collins, Williams, Buckley, Bache, Herrera, Nolan, Berman, Mortenson, Arberry, Price, Close, Marvel, Perkins, Dini, Goldwater, Carpenter, Koivisto, Segerblom, Krenzer and Giunchigliani. Approved April 17, 1997

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AN ACT relating to elections; amending the provisions governing the hours that certain ex officio registrars must be open during certain days immediately preceding the close of voter registration; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 84–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved April 17, 1997

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AN ACT relating to commercial drivers’ licenses; authorizing the waiver of a certain examination for an applicant for a driver’s license who is seeking to transfer a commercial driver’s license issued by another jurisdiction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 124–Committee on Transportation. Approved April 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to gaming; revising the provisions governing the regulation of banks by the Nevada gaming commission; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 141–Committee on Judiciary. Approved April 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to dangerous weapons; exempting certain prosecuting attorneys from the prohibition against carrying a concealed firearm into certain locations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 141–Assemblyman Perkins. Approved April 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to professions; authorizing the state board of professional engineers and land surveyors to require businesses to register with the board before engaging in or offering to engage in the practice of professional engineering or land surveying; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 93–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved April 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the department of motor vehicles and public safety; authorizing the department to release certain information to public administrators and public guardians; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 61–Committee on Transportation. Approved April 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to carcasses of livestock; prohibiting, under certain circumstances, the return of a processed carcass of livestock or of a game mammal or bird other than the carcass that was delivered for processing; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 11–Senator Rhoads. Approved April 26, 1997

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AN ACT relating to financial administration; authorizing the state controller to provide by regulation for the use of electronic symbols to substitute or supplement certain signatures; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 42–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved April 26, 1997

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AN ACT relating to collective bargaining; transferring the duty to submit a list of potential mediators if a local government employer and employee organization do not agree upon a mediator from the labor commissioner to the commissioner appointed by the local government employee-management relations board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 147–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved April 26, 1997

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AN ACT relating to traffic laws; authorizing the private enforcement of laws relating to parking for handicapped persons; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 7–Assemblyman Manendo. Approved April 30, 1997

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AN ACT relating to liens; invalidating certain liens filed or otherwise claimed against a public officer or employee unless the filing of the lien is authorized by a specific statute or an order of a court of competent jurisdiction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 57–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved April 30, 1997

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AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising the provisions governing attendants who provide support for certain witnesses; allowing an attendant to sit next to a witness while the witness is testifying; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 95–Committee on Judiciary. Approved April 30, 1997

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AN ACT relating to public places; expanding the public places to which a service animal in training must be allowed entry; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 202–Assemblymen Krenzer, Arberry, Goldwater, Evans, Manendo, Ernaut, Perkins, Anderson, Bache, Buckley, Williams, Giunchigliani, Parks, Hettrick, Nolan, Price, Sandoval, Collins, Freeman, Braunlin, Koivisto, Gustavson, de Braga, Close, Amodei, Ohrenschall, Humke, Segerblom, Lee, Mortenson, Chowning, Von Tobel and Herrera. Approved April 30, 1997

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AN ACT relating to unfair employment practices; revising the provisions governing appeals from final judgments in actions for age discrimination in employment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 1–Assemblywoman Segerblom. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to primary elections; requiring the county or city clerk to include in each sample ballot a list of the names of the candidates for which there is no opposition; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 4–Assemblyman Close. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to financial institutions; allowing a director or manager of a bank to hold his required shares of the bank in a revocable trust; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 8–Assemblyman Sandoval. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to elections; expanding the area around a polling place where electioneering and the solicitation of votes is prohibited; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 18–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the interstate quarantine of agricultural commodities; providing for the recovery of certain costs from a defendant convicted of violating certain statutes and regulations; authorizing the state quarantine officer to impose administrative fines for certain violations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 49–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to nurseries; providing for the recovery of certain costs from a defendant convicted of violating certain statutes and regulations; authorizing the administrator of the division of agriculture of the department of business and industry to impose administrative fines for certain violations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 51–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to commodities; providing for the recovery of certain costs from a defendant convicted of violating certain statutes and regulations governing weights and measures; authorizing the state sealer of weights and measures to impose administrative fines for certain violations of such statutes and regulations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 52–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to traffic laws; providing an additional penalty under certain circumstances for the operation of a vehicle in violation of weight limitations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 101–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the state board of architecture, interior design and residential design; authorizing the board to impose a continuing education requirement on registrants; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 105–Committee on Commerce. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to employment; clarifying the provisions governing the qualifications of employees of private investigators and other persons licensed by the private investigator’s licensing board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 106–Committee on Commerce. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to civil penalties; clarifying the procedure for imposing a civil penalty for a violation of the provisions governing the practice of architecture, interior design and residential design; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 107–Committee on Commerce. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to interior design; requiring the state board of architecture, interior design and residential design to adopt regulations governing the issuance of certificates to practice interior design; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 108–Committee on Commerce. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the City of Henderson; requiring the city to retain a certain amount of the deposit accompanying an offer to purchase, lease or exchange real property owned by the city under certain circumstances; repealing the authority of the city council to license greyhound racing; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 127–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to vehicles; requiring a vehicle dealer to designate a location in each county in which he conducts business as his principal place of business for that county; requiring a vehicle dealer who changes the name or location of his business to submit to the department of motor vehicles and public safety certain documentation; revising the provisions governing the maintenance and inspection of the business records of vehicle dealers and brokers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 130–Committee on Transportation. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Commission on Economic Development for the additional costs of the “Train Employees Now” program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 230–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to Native Americans; revising the provisions relating to the commemorative day for Native Americans; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 393–Assemblymen Dini, Evans, Marvel, Neighbors, Von Tobel, Berman, Amodei, Goldwater, Anderson, Lambert, Parks, Koivisto, Lee, Gustavson, Sandoval, Mortenson, Collins, Hettrick, Arberry, Williams, Buckley, Humke, Nolan, Price, Braunlin, Perkins, Chowning, Herrera, Hickey, de Braga, Bache, Tiffany, Segerblom, Ohrenschall, Freeman, Manendo, Ernaut, Carpenter, Close, Krenzer, Giunchigliani and Cegavske. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to elections; requiring a candidate for certain partisan offices who receives a majority of the votes in a primary election to be declared the nominee for such an office; requiring the name of that candidate to be placed on the ballot for the general election; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 10–Senator Rhoads. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to manufactured housing; revising the grounds for disciplinary actions against licensees of the manufactured housing division of the department of business and industry; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 106–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to driver’s licenses; authorizing the issuance of a temporary license that does not contain the photograph of the licensee under certain circumstances; limiting the circumstances under which a licensee may be convicted for failing to surrender such a license; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 63–Committee on Transportation. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to traffic laws; exempting certain combinations of vehicles from provisions governing maximum lengths and loads; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 64–Committee on Transportation. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to public utilities; authorizing certain law enforcement officers to issue a subpoena during an investigation to obtain certain information from a public utility; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 88–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to government finances; including property held in trust for an Indian tribe in determining basic ad valorem revenue for the distribution of the supplemental city-county relief tax; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 146–Senator Mathews. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT making an appropriation to the special account for intergovernmental activities for expenses related to the 1998 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Las Vegas; requiring repayment of the appropriated money after the conference is held; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 179–Committee on Finance. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to state government; authorizing the legislative auditor to request payment from the department of administration for the cost of conducting a single audit when federal law requires the State of Nevada to conduct such an audit; authorizing the legislative auditor to submit a final audit report to the appropriate federal agency before presenting it to the audit subcommittee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 189–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations. Approved May 2, 1997

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AN ACT relating to older persons; authorizing a toll-free telephone service to be designated to receive reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of an older person; requiring an owner or employee of a funeral home or mortuary to make such a report in certain circumstances; increasing the mandatory minimum penalty for certain crimes relating to the abuse of an older person; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 9–Assemblyman Manendo. Approved May 9, 1997

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AN ACT relating to estates; eliminating certain fees charged by courts and county clerks for services related to the administration of small estates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 34–Assemblyman Carpenter. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to victims of crime; revising the provisions governing the compensation payable to certain victims of crime for loss of earnings or support; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 58–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to courts; providing for the collection of certain fees in municipal courts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 87–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to criminal proceedings; authorizing a magistrate to order a party who requests the continuance of a preliminary examination to pay fees and costs for witnesses under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 80–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT related to gaming; clarifying the method of transferring an interest in a licensed gaming establishment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 162–Assemblyman Marvel. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to public finances; changing the designation of certain funds from “trust fund” to “special revenue fund”; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 164–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT making an appropriation to restore the balance in the stale claims account; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 173–Committee on Finance. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising provisions governing the transmittal of the report of a presentence investigation to the department of prisons; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 191–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; deleting the requirement that an application for the renewal of the registration of a motor vehicle include the declaration of the applicant that he will maintain the insurance coverage required by statute; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 66–Committee on Transportation. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to public purchasing; exempting purchases by local governments of supplies, materials or equipment available from the General Services Administration or another governmental agency from the requirements for competitive bidding; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 28–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to traffic laws; authorizing the evaluation of a person convicted of driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance to determine whether he is an abuser of alcohol or other drugs to be conducted outside an evaluation center or this state under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 65–Committee on Transportation. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates for the support of the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin; imposing a fee for the issuance of those license plates to finance programs for the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 9–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT making an appropriation to the Nevada State Railroad Museum for the purchase and installation of a new motor for the Washoe Zephyr Motorcar; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 272–Committee on Finance. Approved May 12, 1997

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AN ACT relating to days of observance; designating April 6 as Tartan Day in the State of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 362–Assemblymen Ernaut, Amodei, Anderson, Arberry, Bache, Berman, Braunlin, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Close, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Herrera, Hettrick, Hickey, Humke, Koivisto, Krenzer, Lambert, Lee, Manendo, Marvel, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Perkins, Price, Sandoval, Segerblom, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to courts; authorizing all cities and counties to provide for the imposition of an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities in justices’ and municipal courts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 102–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the department of motor vehicles and public safety; authorizing the department in certain circumstances to request an authorization for the disclosure of certain financial information from applicants for and holders of certain occupational licenses; authorizing the department to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew such a license if such an authorization is not provided; limiting the use and disclosure by the department of the information obtained from such an authorization; revising the expiration dates for certain occupational licenses issued by the department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 134–Committee on Transportation. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to extradition; providing for the payment of the expense of returning a prisoner to another state under certain circumstances; requiring the transmittal of a waiver of extradition to the attorney general instead of the governor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 159–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation from the state highway fund to the Hearings Office of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for the additional costs of salaries and witness fees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 231–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to traffic laws; making the prior conviction of a person for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance in any jurisdiction a factor in determining eligibility for participation in certain programs for the treatment of alcoholism and drug abuse; prohibiting certain persons from applying to the court to undergo such programs of treatment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 241–Assemblymen Buckley, Goldwater, Ohrenschall, Anderson, Manendo, Collins, Carpenter, Perkins, Sandoval, Segerblom, Gustavson, Koivisto, Nolan, Berman, Herrera, Cegavske, Mortenson, Price, Krenzer, Evans, Chowning, Lee, Braunlin, Parks, Lambert, Bache, Arberry, Giunchigliani, Close, Amodei, Von Tobel, Marvel, Neighbors, de Braga, Williams, Tiffany and Hickey. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the state board of professional engineers and land surveyors; requiring certain governmental entities to notify the board concerning registered professional engineers and land surveyors who submit certain incomplete or rejected plans; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 328–Committee on Commerce. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to state financial administration; making an appropriation to repair and maintain vehicles used to fight fires; authorizing certain related budgetary augmentations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 261–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to deceptive trade practices; creating a revolving account for the consumer affairs division of the department of business and industry for certain expenses related to the undercover investigation of a person who is allegedly engaging in a deceptive trade practice; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 90–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the identification of goods, services and organizations; establishing criteria for specimens that accompany an application for the registration of a mark; authorizing the amendment, renewal, assignment and cancellation of a designation of laundered supplies; revising the contents of an application for the registration of a mark; revising the manner in which the name and insignia of an organization may be registered; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 153–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to direct sellers; clarifying the scope of their exemption from mandatory provisions regarding unemployment compensation; exempting certain direct sellers from mandatory provisions regarding industrial insurance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 125–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved May 15, 1997

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AN ACT relating to municipal securities; authorizing the state treasurer to make certain loans to a water authority organized as a political subdivision created by cooperative agreement; increasing the aggregate principal amount in which state securities may be issued to acquire municipal securities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 201–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved May 19, 1997

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AN ACT relating to real estate licenses; authorizing the issuance of real estate broker’s, broker-salesman’s and salesman’s licenses to limited-liability companies and their agents; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 300–Assemblyman Sandoval. Approved May 21, 1997

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AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates indicating affiliation with the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Nevada; providing a fee for the issuance or renewal of such license plates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 32–Assemblymen Dini and Marvel. Approved May 21, 1997

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AN ACT relating to postsecondary education; revising the definition of “accredited” for the purposes of accreditation of postsecondary educational institutions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 51–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to postsecondary educational institutions; revising the requirements for an unaccredited postsecondary educational institution to award degrees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 54–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to crimes against property; increasing the fee collected by the office of the district attorney which is charged to certain persons who draw or pass a check or draft without sufficient cover; expanding the authorized uses of those fees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 68–Senator Porter. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to domestic relations; revising the definition of “commissioner township” for the purposes of certain provisions governing marriage; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 98–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Human Resources for the additional costs of the care of patients in the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services Program and at the Nevada Mental Health Institute; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 176–Committee on Finance. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Human Resources for the cost of transporting a youth in the custody of this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 178–Committee on Finance. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Health Division of the Department of Human Resources for the Nevada State Laboratory; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 202–Committee on Finance. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to taxation; clarifying the provisions governing the administration of the exemption from sales and use taxes for the sale of tangible personal property to be shipped outside this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 232–Committee on Taxation. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to Carson City; authorizing the board of supervisors of Carson City to adopt master plans relating to the growth and development of the city; authorizing the board of supervisors to suspend, cancel or revoke any business license for just cause; providing that the justices of the peace of Carson City are ex officio judges of the municipal court; providing that the municipal court consists of at least two departments; authorizing the board of supervisors to establish a third department of the municipal court; eliminating the position of police judge; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 249–Senator Adler. Approved May 22, 1997

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AN ACT relating to administrative procedure; requiring an agency periodically to review its regulations and report the results to the legislature; requiring an agency to conduct a workshop before holding a public hearing on a proposed regulation; directing the attorney general to develop guidelines for drafting regulations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 122–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved May 28, 1997

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AN ACT relating to juries; increasing the minimum age required to be exempt from service as a grand or trial juror; providing that a person who is the age of 65 years or over and who lives 65 miles or more from the court may be exempt from service as a grand juror or trial juror; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 77–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 28, 1997

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AN ACT relating to grand jury proceedings; making various changes concerning notice that must be given to a person whose indictment is being considered by a grand jury; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 81–Committee on Judiciary. Approved May 28, 1997

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AN ACT relating to mobile home parks; requiring the landlord of a mobile home park to notify the manufactured housing division of the department of business and industry of certain changes in his personal information or that of his manager or assistant manager; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 87–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved May 28, 1997

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AN ACT relating to the reporting of sales; revising the provisions governing the reporting of sales by dealers and rebuilders of manufactured homes, mobile homes and commercial coaches; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 95–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved May 28, 1997

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102

AN ACT relating to victims of crime; providing that any costs and fees associated with an order for protection against domestic violence must be assessed against the adverse party; providing that a resident of this state who becomes a victim of a crime in another state may apply for compensation for his injuries under certain circumstances; providing that a nonresident who was victimized in this state may be awarded compensation for his injuries under certain circumstances; making various other changes concerning compensation for certain victims of criminal acts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 110–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Arberry, Buckley, Bache, Collins, Herrera, Anderson, Ernaut, Koivisto, Parks, Lee, Tiffany, Carpenter, Neighbors, Chowning, Krenzer, Humke, Close, Von Tobel, Amodei, Manendo, Freeman, Lambert, Braunlin, Cegavske, Hettrick, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Williams, Mortenson, Ohrenschall, Berman, Goldwater, Evans, Hickey, Sandoval, Nolan, Marvel, de Braga and Dini. Approved June 1, 1997

191

103

AN ACT relating to labor; transferring the duty to enforce claims for wages, commissions or other demands of a person financially unable to employ counsel from district attorneys to the attorney general; making the reporting of such claims by the labor commissioner discretionary rather than mandatory; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 113–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved June 1, 1997

194

104

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring certain sellers to collect the fee for the issuance of a certificate of title under certain circumstances; reducing the period during which a dealer’s report of sale for a new vehicle is valid for purposes of operating the vehicle before a certificate of registration is issued; extending the period during which a special permit issued by the department of motor vehicles and public safety for the operation of a vehicle is valid; limiting the period in which a certificate of ownership must be delivered after the terms of a contract or security agreement have been fully performed; clarifying that certain fees must be paid to the department before it issues a certificate of ownership; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 131–Committee on Transportation. Approved June 1, 1997

196

105

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing an exemption from property taxes for property of Pershing County Kids, Horses, Rodeo Inc.; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 249–Assemblyman Marvel. Approved June 1, 1997

200

106

AN ACT relating to interior design; revising provisions relating to persons who practice as registered interior designers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 258–Assemblymen Dini and Perkins. Approved June 1, 1997

201

107

AN ACT relating to private investigation; clarifying that a license issued by the private investigator’s licensing board is a revocable privilege; providing immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances for members, employees or agents of the board; requiring the sheriff in certain counties to submit the fingerprints of certain applicants for work cards to certain state and federal agencies to determine the criminal history of the applicants; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 284–Committee on Commerce. Approved June 1, 1997

208

108

AN ACT relating to manufactured housing; imposing liability on certain unlicensed persons who cause damage to mobile homes, manufactured homes and commercial coaches; placing conditions on the withdrawal of money from a dealer’s trust account; clarifying that a contractor’s license does not authorize a contractor to construct or repair such manufactured housing; providing that the construction or repair of manufactured housing by a contractor is a ground for disciplinary action under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 297–Assemblymen Buckley, Ohrenschall, Collins, Manendo, Perkins, Nolan, Evans, Krenzer, Price, Lambert, Parks, Koivisto, Lee, Chowning, Ernaut, Hettrick, Williams, Berman, de Braga, Neighbors, Marvel, Von Tobel, Humke, Close, Goldwater, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Anderson, Bache, Freeman and Segerblom. Approved June 1, 1997

211

109

AN ACT relating to gaming; providing immunity to certain persons from civil liability for certain disclosures of information regarding a cash transaction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 304–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 1, 1997

214

110

AN ACT relating to public retirement; authorizing the public employees’ retirement board to establish a fund for the payment of accrued benefits for certain members of the public employees’ retirement system; repealing certain obsolete provisions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 408–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 1, 1997

214

111

AN ACT relating to counties; authorizing less office hours for branch offices of certain county officers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 85–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 1, 1997

217

112

AN ACT relating to constables; authorizing every board of county commissioners in this state to abolish the office of constable and appoint the sheriff ex officio constable; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 83–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 1, 1997

218

113

AN ACT relating to real estate; revising the requirements for continuing education of brokers, real estate broker-salesmen and real estate salesmen; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 92–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved June 1, 1997

219

114

AN ACT relating to the practice of architecture; revising the provisions governing the examination of an applicant for registration as an architect; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 96–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved June 1, 1997

220

115

AN ACT relating to property; providing for the registration of securities transferable on death; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 149–Senator Washington. Approved June 1, 1997

223

116

AN ACT relating to judges; requiring each judge to list the telephone number of his office in a telephone directory; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 193–Senator Neal. Approved June 1, 1997

226

117

AN ACT relating to actions concerning persons; providing for recovery by the executor or administrator of the estate of a person insured under a policy of life insurance of any loss arising out of the commission of an act that constitutes an unfair insurance practice; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 238–Senator Titus. Approved June 1, 1997

227

118

AN ACT relating to elections; revising the period for filing a declaration of candidacy or an acceptance of candidacy for certain candidates; prohibiting a person from making a contribution in the name of another person; requiring certain candidates who receive contributions before the year of the election in which they intend to seek election to public office to report the contributions received and expenditures made; prohibiting a person from making a false statement of fact concerning a candidate or a question on a ballot under certain circumstances; prohibiting certain persons from willfully impeding the success of the campaign of a candidate or the campaign for the passage or defeat of a question on a ballot; revising the definition of “contribution” for the purposes of limiting and reporting campaign contributions; revising the amount of money that may be contributed to or accepted by a candidate for certain public offices; expanding the type of entities that are restricted in the amount that they may contribute to a candidate for certain public offices; requiring political parties and committees sponsored by a political party to report the campaign contributions received; reducing the monetary threshold for the reporting of certain campaign contributions and expenditures; revising the periods for the reporting of certain campaign contributions and expenditures; increasing the penalty for voting or attempting to vote more than once at the same election; increasing the penalty for giving or accepting an illegal campaign contribution; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 215–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 2, 1997

228

119

AN ACT relating to crimes; providing an additional penalty for crimes committed with the assistance of a minor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 237–Senators Wiener, James, Adler, Coffin, McGinness, Porter, Schneider, Titus and Washington. Approved June 5, 1997

260

120

AN ACT relating to juvenile courts; revising the provisions governing the authority of a juvenile court to order counseling for a child, his family and other persons living in the same household as the child; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 207–Senators Wiener, Adler, James, McGinness, Porter and Titus. Approved June 5, 1997

261

121

AN ACT relating to wildlife violations; excluding certain permits issued by the division of wildlife of the state department of conservation and natural resources from provisions governing demerit points for wildlife violations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 180–Assemblymen de Braga, Carpenter, Neighbors, Segerblom and Humke. Approved June 5, 1997

264

122

AN ACT relating to counties; authorizing a board of county commissioners to expend money to construct, reconstruct, improve or repair recreational or cultural facilities on the property of a school district located within the county; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 46–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 5, 1997

264

123

AN ACT relating to exempt property; revising the limitation on the amount of money held in certain retirement plans or arrangements that is exempt from execution; revising the limitation on the equity in a motor vehicle that is exempt from execution; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 271–Assemblymen Lee, Koivisto, Parks, Gustavson, Manendo, Nolan, Sandoval, Mortenson, Braunlin, Collins, Bache, Herrera, Von Tobel, Neighbors, Carpenter, Close, Perkins, Hickey, Ohrenschall, Berman, Amodei, Cegavske and Anderson. Approved June 5, 1997

265

124

AN ACT relating to county surveyors; expanding the services that may be assigned to county surveyors; revising the provisions regarding the compensation of a county surveyor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 250–Assemblyman Neighbors. Approved June 6, 1997

271

125

AN ACT relating to counties; revising the provisions governing the merit personnel system of certain counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 251–Assemblyman Neighbors. Approved June 6, 1997

272

126

AN ACT relating to cities; revising the qualifications relating to residency for certain appointive city offices and positions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 68–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 6, 1997

273

127

AN ACT relating to administrative regulations; revising the procedures for the adoption of administrative regulations and forms required by administrative agencies under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 120–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 6, 1997

275

128

AN ACT relating to the public employees’ deferred compensation program; revising the provisions governing the frequency of the solicitation of proposals for the public employees’ deferred compensation program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 154–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 6, 1997

278

129

AN ACT relating to community service by county inmates; requiring certain boards of county commissioners to conduct a study regarding the feasibility of establishing a program to require the inmates of its county jail to perform community service; providing an exception; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 189–Assemblymen Carpenter, Sandoval, Anderson, Herrera, Collins, Neighbors, Ohrenschall and Gustavson. Approved June 6, 1997

279

130

AN ACT relating to governmental financial administration; removing the provisions that require tort claims against this state or any of its agencies or political subdivisions to be filed within a certain period with the ex officio clerk of the state board of examiners; requiring those claims to be filed within a certain period with the attorney general; requiring the attorney general to approve, settle or deny the claims under certain circumstances; requiring the attorney general to investigate certain claims and submit a report of findings to the state board of examiners concerning those claims; removing the provisions that limit the amount of money that may be approved for payment by the state board of examiners or a political subdivision for certain claims or actions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 324–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 6, 1997

280

131

AN ACT relating to taxation; requiring certain cities and towns to transmit the proceeds of certain license taxes to the districts to which the proceeds are assigned; allowing certain districts to pledge irrevocably the proceeds of certain license taxes for the repayment of certain bonds or other obligations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 144–Assemblyman Carpenter. Approved June 6, 1997

282

132

AN ACT relating to geothermal resources; revising the provisions governing the applicability of the appropriation procedures for water to certain losses of water; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 227–Senator McGinness. Approved June 6, 1997

284

133

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; eliminating the duty of the division of industrial relations of the department of business and industry to certify or authorize insurers to provide industrial insurance; clarifying that unauthorized insurers are prohibited from providing industrial insurance in this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 114–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved June 6, 1997

285

134

AN ACT relating to health care; establishing a procedure that authorizes a qualified patient to direct that he not be resuscitated in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest; prohibiting certain acts that may interfere with the carrying out of such a direction; providing immunity for certain persons who comply with the procedure for not resuscitating a qualified patient who has chosen not to be resuscitated; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 29–Assemblywoman Segerblom. Approved June 9, 1997

287

135

AN ACT relating to actions for malpractice; requiring the deposition of certain persons before holding the conference for settlement required in medical and dental malpractice claims; extending the time within which such a conference must be held; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 192–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 9, 1997

292

136

AN ACT relating to lotteries; increasing the amount of the total value of prizes allowed for charitable lotteries in a calendar year; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 364–Assemblymen Ernaut, Hettrick, Chowning, Mortenson, Sandoval, Cegavske, Gustavson, Braunlin, Parks, Lambert, Freeman, Bache, Anderson, Arberry, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Herrera, Close, Humke, Amodei, Ohrenschall, Von Tobel and Marvel. Approved June 9, 1997

294

137

AN ACT relating to crimes; enhancing the penalty for pandering children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 382–Assemblymen Close, Humke, Dini, Amodei, Von Tobel, Bache, Ohrenschall, Neighbors, Herrera, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Hettrick, Ernaut, Buckley, Lambert, Braunlin, Sandoval, Price, Koivisto, Chowning, Nolan, Cegavske, Marvel, Tiffany, Berman, Mortenson, Carpenter, Perkins, de Braga, Parks, Lee, Gustavson, Collins, Hickey, Evans, Manendo, Anderson, Freeman, Segerblom, Goldwater, Krenzer and Williams. Approved June 9, 1997

295

138

AN ACT relating to insurance; eliminating the prospective requirement for the prepayment of the insurance premium tax; revising the date on which annual reports are due; revising the time within which quarterly payments are payable; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 246–Senators Titus, Wiener, O’Connell and Regan. Approved June 9, 1997

298

139

AN ACT relating to appraisers of real estate; increasing certain requirements of education and experience required for certification or licensure as an appraiser of real estate; revising the number of hours of continuing education required for the renewal or reinstatement of a certificate or license; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 91–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved June 9, 1997

299

140

AN ACT relating to health care; requiring certain entities that provide health care services through managed care to follow certain procedures before denying health care services to an insured; prohibiting such entities from engaging in certain practices that restrict the actions of a provider of health care; requiring such entities to provide coverage for medically necessary emergency services without requiring an insured to obtain any prior authorization for such services; requiring such entities to file a report containing certain information with the commissioner of insurance; requiring all insurers of health care and managed care organizations to establish a system for resolving complaints of insureds; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 156–Assemblymen Buckley, Ernaut, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Sandoval, Perkins, Evans, Segerblom, Herrera, Ohrenschall, Williams, Koivisto, Goldwater, Parks, de Braga, Arberry, Anderson, Price, Collins, Manendo, Lee, Chowning, Neighbors, Mortenson, Braunlin, Bache, Dini, Berman, Nolan, Amodei, Humke, Carpenter, Gustavson, Lambert, Hickey, Marvel, Hettrick, Von Tobel, Tiffany and Cegavske. Approved June 9, 1997

301

141

AN ACT relating to the department of motor vehicles and public safety; authorizing under certain circumstances the release of personal information that is contained in the files and records of the department of motor vehicles and public safety for use in research activities and bulk distributions; authorizing the director of the department to release additional personal information to insurers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 215–Assemblyman Hettrick. Approved June 11, 1997

312

142

AN ACT relating to elections; reducing the period for filing a declaration or acceptance of candidacy for certain candidates for public office; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 100–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved June 12, 1997

316

143

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; making various changes to the provisions governing the licensing and registration of motor vehicles; imposing a fee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 133–Committee on Transportation. Approved June 12, 1997

318

144

AN ACT relating to transportation; revising the provisions governing the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance; revising the provisions governing the operation of a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance; imposing a fee for chemical testing upon a person convicted of operating a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance; increasing the penalty in certain circumstances for a person convicted of operating a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 243–Assemblymen Sandoval, Carpenter, Anderson, Lee, Lambert, Amodei, Nolan, Manendo, Collins, Tiffany, Hickey, Humke, Marvel, Braunlin, Neighbors, Buckley, Herrera, Berman, Segerblom and Perkins. Approved June 12, 1997

325

145

AN ACT relating to the estates of decedents; setting a limit for their closing; providing exceptions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 292–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, de Braga, Buckley, Koivisto, Manendo, Anderson, Herrera, Segerblom, Perkins, Sandoval, Berman, Amodei, Marvel, Humke, Gustavson, Von Tobel, Goldwater, Arberry, Freeman, Bache, Lambert, Parks, Cegavske, Braunlin, Lee, Collins, Mortenson, Chowning, Williams, Neighbors, Tiffany, Hickey, Evans, Krenzer, Nolan, Price, Dini and Giunchigliani. Approved June 12, 1997

335

146

AN ACT making an appropriation to the legislative fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 463–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 12, 1997

337

147

AN ACT making an appropriation to the account for the governor’s portrait; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 23–Committee on Finance. Approved June 12, 1997

337

148

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Legislative Counsel Bureau for the reproduction of older Nevada Reports; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 70–Committee on Finance. Approved June 12, 1997

337

149

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Budget Division of the Department of Administration for reimbursement of the Legal Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for the expenses involved in preparing bill drafts requested by agencies of the executive branch; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 71–Committee on Finance. Approved June 12, 1997

338

150

AN ACT relating to crimes; making various changes to the provisions governing certain crimes against property; changing the penalties for certain crimes against property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 118–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 12, 1997

339

151

AN ACT making an appropriation to restore the balance in the emergency account; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 175–Committee on Finance. Approved June 12, 1997

348

152

AN ACT relating to taxation; exempting aviation fuel and leaded racing fuel from the tax on motor vehicle fuel that certain counties may impose; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 198–Committee on Taxation. Approved June 12, 1997

348

153

AN ACT relating to sales of residential property; making various changes to provisions governing the disclosures required upon the sale of such property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 212–Senator Schneider. Approved June 12, 1997

349

154

AN ACT relating to the public employees’ retirement system; increasing the additional annual percentage of allowances and benefits to which certain retired employees of the system may be entitled; increasing the rate of contribution to the system; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 216–Committee on Finance. Approved June 12, 1997

351

155

AN ACT relating to taxation; exempting leaded racing fuel from certain taxes on motor vehicle fuel; reducing the rate of taxation on aviation fuel; authorizing counties to impose a tax on aviation fuel; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 223–Senator Porter. Approved June 12, 1997

353

156

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Insurance of the Department of Business and Industry for unanticipated additional operating costs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 336–Committee on Finance. Approved June 12, 1997

356

157

AN ACT relating to commercial transactions; revising articles 5 and 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 240–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 12, 1997

356

158

AN ACT relating to juveniles; requiring certain school officials to be notified concerning juveniles who have committed certain sexual offenses; prohibiting such juveniles from attending the same school as a victim under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 102–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 17, 1997

421

159

AN ACT relating to juvenile courts; authorizing a juvenile court to require a child to participate in a recreational program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 277–Senators Wiener, James, Titus, Adler, Augustine, Coffin, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, Porter, Schneider, Shaffer and Washington. Approved June 17, 1997

430

160

AN ACT relating to crimes; providing an enhanced penalty for the intimidation, assault or battery of a person who operates a vehicle as part of a public mass transportation system; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 264–Senators Titus and Wiener. Approved June 17, 1997

433

161

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation Division of the Department of Human Resources for an unanticipated increase in the caseload at the Facility for the Mental Offender; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 337–Committee on Finance. Approved June 17, 1997

436

162

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Human Resources for retroactive payments to employees of the Teaching Parent Relief Program of the Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 430–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 17, 1997

437

163

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; authorizing a temporary advance from the state general fund for the Nevada equal rights commission; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 446–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 17, 1997

437

164

AN ACT relating to tortfeasors; revising the provisions governing the effect of a release or covenant not to sue; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 421–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 20, 1997

438

165

AN ACT relating to days of observance; requiring the governor to proclaim a week in May as Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Week in the State of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 417–Assemblymen Berman, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Collins, Lee, Braunlin, Koivisto, Ernaut, Hettrick, Nolan, Manendo, Sandoval, Mortenson, Evans, Anderson, Bache, Lambert, Parks, Arberry, Goldwater, Herrera, Close, Humke, Amodei, Ohrenschall, Von Tobel, Marvel, Neighbors, Williams, Buckley, Perkins, Cegavske, Gustavson, Price, Krenzer, Chowning, Hickey, Tiffany, Segerblom and de Braga. Approved June 20, 1997

439

166

AN ACT making supplemental appropriations to the Division of Museums and History of the Department of Museums, Library and Arts to offset the unanticipated shortfall in the revenue from admissions at the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Las Vegas and the Nevada State Museum in Carson City; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 380–Committee on Finance. Approved June 20, 1997

441

167

AN ACT relating to making a supplemental appropriation to the Office of the Governor for additional travel and operating expenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 338–Committee on Finance. Approved June 20, 1997

441

168

AN ACT relating to personal care facilities; requiring the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history to check the criminal history of each applicant for a license to operate a facility for intermediate care, facility for skilled nursing or residential facility for groups and of each employee of each such facility and employee of each agency to provide nursing in the home; authorizing the health division of the department of human resources to deny or revoke a license if an applicant for a license to operate any such facility or his employee has been convicted of a certain crime; requiring the administrator of each such facility to terminate the employment of an employee who is convicted of a certain crime; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 155–Assemblymen Close and Freeman. Approved June 20, 1997

442

169

AN ACT relating to the City of Sparks; amending the charter of the City of Sparks to allow the city council to increase the number of municipal judges; requiring a written notice and an opportunity for a hearing before the dismissal of certain employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 136–Committee on Governmental Affairs. Approved June 20, 1997

448

170

AN ACT relating to public organizations; revising the membership of the Nevada rural housing authority; authorizing the authority to create certain nonprofit corporations to develop housing projects; authorizing general improvement districts to charge a fee for snow removal; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 174–Assemblyman Hettrick. Approved June 20, 1997

450

171

AN ACT relating to records of criminal history; adding a representative of the office of court administrator to the membership of the advisory committee for the uniform program for reporting crimes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 422–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 23, 1997

454

172

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Taxation for additional operating and information services costs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 223–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 23, 1997

455

173

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; revising the reversion for certain previously appropriated money for the Medicaid Managed Care Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 263–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 23, 1997

455

174

AN ACT relating to state welfare administration; expanding the application of the provisions imposing liability for fraud in the Medicaid program; providing specific criminal penalties; clarifying certain provisions concerning civil penalties and limitations of actions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 274–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved June 23, 1997

456

175

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Division of State Lands of State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the purchase of property that is available in the Capitol Complex; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 509–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 23, 1997

459

176

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the provisions governing compensation paid to the State of Nevada for the cost of collecting certain taxes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 245–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 23, 1997

459

177

AN ACT relating to estrays; expanding the definition of “estray” to include sheep or other animals of the ovine species; expanding immunity from liability for trespass, damage or injury caused by an estray; expanding the list of entities with which the division of agriculture of the department of business and industry may enter into a cooperative agreement for the control, placement or disposition of estray livestock; making it unlawful to feed an estray; authorizing the division to sell an injured, sick or otherwise debilitated estray under certain circumstances; shortening the period during which an estray must remain unclaimed before it is sold or given a placement or other disposition; requiring that an estray horse be branded before it is placed; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 27–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved June 23, 1997

461

178

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; eliminating the requirement that the department of motor vehicles and public safety collect fines for certain traffic violations before renewing the registration of a motor vehicle; prohibiting the department from renewing the registration of a motor vehicle if the registered owner of the motor vehicle has not provided a receipt to the department indicating that the fines for certain traffic violations have been paid; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 366–Committee on Transportation. Approved June 25, 1997

463

179

AN ACT relating to unarmed combat; requiring a promoter of a live professional wrestling contest, match or exhibition to pay a fee for the promotion of amateur boxing contests or exhibitions; increasing, under certain circumstances, the fee required to be paid by a promoter of a live professional boxing contest, match or exhibition for the same purpose; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 274–Committee on Finance. Approved June 25, 1997

466

180

AN ACT relating to volunteer ambulance services; prohibiting the discharge of a volunteer ambulance driver or attendant from employment as a result of his service as a volunteer ambulance driver or attendant; prohibiting deductions from salaries of county, city, town and state employees for service as a volunteer ambulance driver or attendant; providing for the payment of the registration fees and other related costs for classes taken at the University and Community College System of Nevada by dependent children of volunteer ambulance drivers and attendants killed while engaged as volunteer ambulance drivers and attendants; increasing the wage deemed to be received by volunteer ambulance drivers and attendants for purposes of determining benefits for industrial insurance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 128–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 25, 1997

467

181

AN ACT relating to public purchasing; revising certain provisions governing the maintenance of records relating to state purchasing; establishing a deadline for the adoption of certain regulations by the chief of the purchasing division of the department of administration; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 125—Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 25, 1997

470

182

AN ACT relating to service of process; imposing additional requirements for filing certain service of process with the secretary of state; eliminating the authority to file service of process on certain companies and corporations with the secretary of state; requiring a complaint brought against the State of Nevada to be served upon the attorney general; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 344–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 25, 1997

472

183

AN ACT making an appropriation for the purchase of vehicles for the State Fire Marshal Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 226–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 25, 1997

477

184

AN ACT relating to civil actions; changing the limit of time within which actions for malpractice may be commenced against accountants, accounting firms, attorneys and veterinarians; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 427–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 25, 1997

478

185

AN ACT relating to noxious weeds; revising provisions relating to the control of noxious weeds; authorizing the board of trustees of a general improvement district to provide for the control of noxious weeds; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 327–Assemblymen Carpenter, de Braga, Neighbors, Hettrick, Dini, Segerblom, Bache and Marvel. Approved June 25, 1997

479

186

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for equipment and training for the Capitol Police; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 229–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 25, 1997

484

187

AN ACT making appropriations to the Division of Agriculture of the Department of Business and Industry for certain programs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 219–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 25, 1997

485

188

AN ACT relating to public purchasing; raising the threshold for requiring formal contracts for purchases by the state; revising the considerations for determining the lowest responsible bidder on such contracts; requiring the provision of a statement to the lowest bidder in certain circumstances; revising provisions governing appeals by unsuccessful bidders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 213–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 25, 1997

485

189

AN ACT relating to public utilities; revising the definition of “utility facility” for the purposes of the Utility Environmental Protection Act to exclude certain telephone and telegraph buildings, facilities and sites; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 71–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 25, 1997

489

190

AN ACT relating to state employees; revising certain provisions regarding unpaid family and medical leave to conform with federal law; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 62–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 25, 1997

490

191

AN ACT relating to crimes; increasing the penalty for certain crimes related to the unauthorized use of a telephone to a felony; making other various changes to such crimes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 265–Senators Titus, Adler, Coffin, Mathews, Neal, O’Donnell, Porter, Regan, Schneider, Shaffer and Wiener. Approved June 25, 1997

491

192

AN ACT relating to securities; authorizing the electronic delivery of documents, applications and fees to the securities division of the office of the secretary of state; authorizing the administrator of the division, by order, to exempt certain securities and transactions from the requirement for registration; increasing the penalty for violating an order denying, suspending or revoking the effectiveness of registration or an order to cease and desist issued by the administrator; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 358–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 25, 1997

494

193

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the limitation on the expenditure of the proceeds of the vehicle privilege tax for the purchase by a county of certain residential property adversely affected by the construction of a highway with limited access; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 353–Committee on Taxation. Approved June 25, 1997

496

194

AN ACT relating to public improvements; authorizing the issuance of certain revenue bonds by the director of the department of business and industry for a project of a corporation for public benefit; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 348–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 25, 1997

497

195

AN ACT relating to securities; defining “commission” for the purpose of determining exemptions from the requirements for licensure and registration; providing a waiver from the examination for licensure as a sales representative or broker-dealer for certain officers and directors of persons who issue securities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 408–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 26, 1997

499

196

AN ACT relating to securities exchanges; extending the scope of regulation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 407–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 26, 1997

503

197

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; repealing the prospective expiration of the provisions relating to the office of financial management, training and controls; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 55–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 26, 1997

505

198

AN ACT relating to real estate licensure; excluding certain persons from the definition of a real estate broker; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 370–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved June 26, 1997

505

199

AN ACT relating to the state contractors’ board; revising provisions governing the fees charged by the board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 369–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved June 26, 1997

506

200

AN ACT relating to highways; expanding the time within which certain bonds for highway construction must mature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 335–Committee on Finance. Approved June 26, 1997

506

201

AN ACT relating to claims for medical malpractice; requiring the commissioner of insurance to collect, maintain and report to the legislature certain information regarding closed claims for medical malpractice; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 136–Committee on Commerce. Approved June 26, 1997

507

202

AN ACT relating to holidays; requiring the Secretary of State to include on the ballot for the next general election the advisory question of whether the Legislature of the State of Nevada should declare the last Friday in October as the legal holiday to observe Nevada Day; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 396–Assemblyman Amodei. Approved June 26, 1997

508

203

AN ACT relating to statutes; ratifying technical corrections made to sections of NRS and to multiple amendments of sections of NRS; correcting the effective date of, correcting certain provisions in and repealing certain provisions in Statutes of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 359–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 26, 1997

508

204

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Office of the Governor for computer upgrades and office furniture; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 236–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 26, 1997

675

205

AN ACT relating to counties; requiring a board of county commissioners to provide a property owner with notice, a hearing and an appeal before recovering expenses incurred by the county for the abatement of certain conditions on the property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 287–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 26, 1997

676

206

AN ACT relating to crimes; making certain acts relating to the mutilation of female genitalia unlawful; providing a penalty; requiring the state board of health to study methods of educating the public about the mutilation of female genitalia; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 192–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved June 26, 1997

677

207

AN ACT relating to the regulation of health care; expanding the scope of certain provisions governing health care records; revising provisions governing proceedings before the board of medical examiners; revising provisions governing the investment of certain money received by the board; making various changes regarding the licensure of physicians and physicians’ assistants; revising the fees that may be charged by the board; revising provisions governing disciplinary actions by the board; making various changes concerning prescriptions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 244–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved June 26, 1997

679

208

AN ACT relating to business organizations; making various changes concerning their organization, operation and merger; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 297–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 26, 1997

693

209

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing criteria for relief from inequitable assessment of property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 364–Senators Rawson, McGinness, O’Connell and Rhoads. Approved June 26, 1997

732

210

AN ACT relating to the City of Reno; making various changes to the charter of the City of Reno concerning elective and appointive offices; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 44–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 30, 1997

733

211

AN ACT relating to motorists; requiring motorists to exercise due care to avoid collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 129–Senator Jacobsen. Approved June 30, 1997

739

212

AN ACT making an appropriation for a risk assessment and workload study of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 435–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 30, 1997

740

213

AN ACT relating to search warrants; authorizing a magistrate to order certain affidavits and recordings of oral statements concerning search warrants to be sealed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 458–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 30, 1997

741

214

AN ACT relating to health insurance; requiring certain policies of health insurance to include coverage for the management and treatment of diabetes; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 477–Committee on Commerce. Approved June 30, 1997

742

215

AN ACT relating to the City of North Las Vegas; authorizing the City of North Las Vegas to increase the number of municipal judges; revising the residency requirement for municipal judges and city councilmen; requiring that a candidate for city council who receives votes equal to a majority of voters casting ballots in the primary election be declared elected to a seat on the city council; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 69–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved June 30, 1997

747

216

AN ACT relating to elections; making various changes relating to petitions, candidacy, election districts and ballots; prohibiting certain acts by an employee of a voter registration agency or a person who assists another in completing an application to register by mail to vote; making various other changes; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 117–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved June 30, 1997

749

217

AN ACT relating to sales of residential property; requiring the Department of Business and Industry to conduct a study relating to the sale of residential property; requiring that a report of the recommendations and findings of the study be presented to the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 260–Senator Rawson (By Request). Approved June 30, 1997

776

218

AN ACT relating to energy; providing for net metering for certain customers of an electric utility who have installed a renewable energy system; specifying standards applicable to such systems; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 255–Senator Titus. Approved June 30, 1997

777

219

AN ACT relating to vehicles; requiring the chief of the investigation division of the department of motor vehicles and public safety to investigate and enforce the provisions of law relating to theft and fraud in matters concerning vehicles; requiring the chief to establish programs to reduce the incidence of commercial theft and fraud related to vehicles; authorizing the chief to accept and expend gifts and grants of money to fund such activities and programs; authorizing a police officer to seize and take possession of, without a warrant, any vehicle to which certain identifying information has been falsely attached; making technical changes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 221–Committee on Transportation. Approved June 30, 1997

779

220

AN ACT relating to the bureau of alcohol and drug abuse; revising the provisions regarding the priorities for allocation of the money received by the bureau from the tax on certain liquor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 115–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved June 30, 1997

781

221

AN ACT relating to insurance; providing for the sale of insurance by or on the premises of a bank; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 351–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved June 30, 1997

782

222

AN ACT relating to public bodies; requiring an area leased by or on behalf of such a body to have a toilet facility which is accessible to a person with a disability; requiring the attorney general to enforce this requirement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 158–Senator Mathews. Approved June 30, 1997

784

223

AN ACT relating to wildlife; reducing the fee for a resident mountain lion tag; authorizing the board of wildlife commissioners to retain for administrative costs a certain percentage of the money received from an additional drawing for big game tags; authorizing the board of wildlife commissioners to adopt regulations which authorize the refund of fees paid for certain hunting tags; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 47–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved June 30, 1997

785

224

AN ACT relating to victims of crime; providing that the acceptance of payment from the board of examiners for certain services rendered to a victim constitutes an agreement not to collect additional payment for such services from the victim; clarifying the definition of victim; revising the provisions governing eligibility for aid; eliminating emergency awards of aid; making various other changes to the provisions governing aid to certain victims of crime; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 84–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 30, 1997

787

225

AN ACT relating to mobile homes; requiring a landlord of a mobile home park to notify the manufactured housing division of the department of business and industry of a rent increase that affects a tenant who receives assistance from the fund for low-income owners of mobile homes; requiring a tenant to be the registered owner of a mobile home to be eligible for assistance from the fund; expanding eligibility for assistance from the fund to include persons who are registered owners of travel trailers that are located on mobile home lots in mobile home parks; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 148–Committee on Commerce. Approved June 30, 1997

790

226

AN ACT relating to juveniles; requiring the suspension of the driver’s license of a child who is found guilty of a certain criminal activity involving a controlled substance or alcohol; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 176–Assemblymen Cegavske, Lee, Hettrick, Ernaut, Gustavson, Chowning, Sandoval, Collins, Price, Amodei, Buckley, Manendo, Berman, Hickey, Von Tobel, Ohrenschall, Evans, Krenzer, Nolan, Koivisto, Anderson, Marvel, Tiffany, Mortenson, Parks, Lambert, Goldwater, Herrera, Giunchigliani, Humke, Segerblom, Neighbors, Perkins, Braunlin, Freeman, Bache, Close, Carpenter and de Braga. Approved June 30, 1997

793

227

AN ACT relating to the practice of chiropractic; changing the name of the Nevada state board of chiropractic examiners; revising the definition of “unprofessional conduct”; revising the provisions governing the examination and licensure of applicants desiring to practice chiropractic; revising the requirements for the continuing education of licensees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 309–Committee on Commerce. Approved June 30, 1997

818

228

AN ACT relating to taxation; transferring the responsibility for the collection of the fees imposed on leases of passenger cars by short-term lessors from the department of motor vehicles and public safety to the department of taxation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 388–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved June 30, 1997

822

229

AN ACT relating to weapons; authorizing a private person who wishes to transfer a firearm to another person to obtain certain information from the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history about the person wishing to acquire the firearm; making various other changes concerning the ability of a person to own or possess a firearm; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 412–Assemblymen Anderson, Perkins, Freeman, Von Tobel, Berman, Marvel, Ohrenschall, Amodei, Humke, Koivisto, Parks, Bache, Arberry, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Herrera, Neighbors, de Braga, Williams, Buckley, Chowning, Mortenson, Sandoval, Cegavske, Price, Nolan, Manendo, Evans and Tiffany. Approved June 30, 1997

825

230

AN ACT relating to evidence; providing for the admissibility under certain circumstances of the testimony of a witness who previously has undergone hypnosis; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 423–Assemblyman Sandoval (By Request). Approved June 30, 1997

828

231

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation from the state highway fund to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for postage charges that were incurred but underbilled during fiscal year 1996; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 431–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 30, 1997

830

232

AN ACT relating to juveniles; revising the provisions relating to the jurisdiction of juvenile courts; revising the provisions relating to the certification of certain juveniles for criminal proceedings as adults; providing for certain proceedings for certain juveniles who escape or attempt to escape from detention facilities; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 438–Committee on Judiciary. Approved June 30, 1997

830

233

AN ACT relating to the protection of children; authorizing certain entities that protect children to obtain information concerning a person on parole or probation for certain purposes; authorizing the release of confidential data or information concerning the abuse or neglect of a child to the division of parole and probation of the department of motor vehicles and public safety under certain circumstances; requiring that the data or information be included in a presentence report to the district court; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 439–Assemblymen Sandoval, Anderson, Ohrenschall, Nolan, Herrera, Carpenter, Perkins, Segerblom, Berman, Collins, Koivisto, Gustavson, Chowning, Freeman, Hickey and Evans. Approved June 30, 1997

835

234

AN ACT relating to the department of motor vehicles and public safety; requiring that drivers’ licenses and identification cards issued by the department contain a unique number that is not based on the social security number of the licensee or cardholder; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 443–Committee on Transportation. Approved June 30, 1997

838

235

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Museums, Library and Arts to complete the automation of the department and upgrade certain obsolete equipment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 170–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

840

236

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; making an appropriation and revising the reversion for certain previously appropriated money to restore the balance in the contingency fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 171–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

840

237

AN ACT relating to retarded persons; authorizing assistance under certain circumstances for a parent or relative who cares for a severely mentally retarded person or a child under the age of 6 years with developmental delays; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 228–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

842

238

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; authorizing the state board of sheep commissioners to enter into agreements for the administration of the sheep inspection account and the account for control of predatory animals by a county treasurer; changing the name of the accounts to allow distinction from county accounts for the same purposes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 500–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved June 30, 1997

843

239

AN ACT relating to the real estate division of the department of business and industry; revising provisions governing the deposit and use of certain examination fees received by the division; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 230–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

847

240

AN ACT relating to child abuse; revising the definition of child abuse for the purposes of the provisions governing abuse and neglect of children and protection of children; allowing an alleged child abuser to have access to certain information concerning an investigation of child abuse in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 205–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved June 30, 1997

848

241

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Museums, Library and Arts for the processing and indexing of archival records by the Division of State Library and Archives; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 217–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

851

242

AN ACT relating to taxicabs; revising the maximum allowable mileage on a vehicle that is acquired for use as a taxicab; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 444–Committee on Transportation. Approved June 30, 1997

852

243

AN ACT making an appropriation to the legislative fund for additional equipment and software for information systems for the Legislative Counsel Bureau; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 72–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

852

244

AN ACT relating to making appropriations from the state general fund and the state highway fund for the support of the civil government of the State of Nevada for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998, and beginning July 1, 1998, and ending June 30, 1999; providing for the use of the money so appropriated; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 660–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 30, 1997

853

245

AN ACT making appropriations to the trust fund for class-size reduction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 659–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved June 30, 1997

867

246

AN ACT relating to public schools; apportioning the state distributive school account in the state general fund for the 1997-1999 biennium; making an appropriation; authorizing certain expenditures; providing for a final adjustment following the close of a fiscal year; making various other changes concerning the administration of money for public schools; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 487–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

871

247

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; authorizing expenditures by various officers, departments, boards, agencies, commissions and institutions of the state government for the fiscal years commencing July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998, and beginning July 1, 1998, and ending June 30, 1999; authorizing the assessment of certain boards for certain costs of the Budget Division of the Department of Administration; authorizing the collection of certain amounts from the counties for the use of the services of the Public Defender; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 486–Committee on Finance. Approved June 30, 1997

875

248

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising the provisions relating to the time within which a prosecution for sexual assault must be commenced; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 97–Assemblymen Evans, Anderson, Krenzer, Manendo, Close, Cegavske, Perkins, Mortenson, Herrera, Humke, Buckley, Braunlin, Collins, Price, Freeman, Parks, Koivisto, Segerblom, de Braga, Chowning, Ohrenschall, Lee, Goldwater, Bache, Neighbors, Berman, Lambert and Dini. Approved July 1, 1997

890

249

AN ACT relating to electronic communication; authorizing a court clerk to accept criminal complaints and informations and certain other documents that are filed electronically; requiring such documents to contain an electronic image of the signature of the person filing the document; authorizing a public agency to use and accept electronic symbols as a substitute or supplement to a handwritten or facsimile signature under certain circumstances; requiring the secretary of state to adopt regulations concerning the use of such electronic symbols; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 386–Assemblymen Buckley, Goldwater, Carpenter, Perkins, Herrera, Berman, Nolan, Tiffany, Koivisto, Gustavson, Cegavske, Parks, Hickey, Segerblom, Sandoval, Ohrenschall, Manendo, Collins, Lee, Braunlin, Lambert, Freeman, Close, Amodei, Von Tobel, Neighbors, Chowning, Price, Krenzer, Evans, Hettrick and Mortenson. Approved July 1, 1997

892

250

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Prisons for the expenses relating to the expansion and conversion of the Nevada Women’s Correctional Center to house male prisoners; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 218–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 2, 1997

894

251

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Prisons for the expansion of the Jean Conservation Camp; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 217–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 2, 1997

895

252

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Prisons for the purchase of vehicles, trucks, vans, forklifts, warehouse equipment and necessary special equipment for vehicles for Prison Number 7; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 216–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 2, 1997

895

253

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; making an appropriation to the Department of Prisons for the purchase of vehicles, computer hardware, telephone systems, a radio communication system and laundry and kitchen equipment; revising the reversion for certain previously appropriated money and authorizing the use of that money for additional Information Services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 299–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 2, 1997

896

254

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the prospective date for the reversion of certain previously appropriated money; authorizing a new use of certain previously appropriated money; making an appropriation to the Department of Prisons for equipment, supplies and the relocation of staff to open Phase II of the Lovelock Correctional Center; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 220–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 2, 1997

898

255

AN ACT relating to criminal judgments; revising the provisions governing the collection of delinquent fines, administrative assessments, fees and restitution; allowing a court to impose a collection fee on defendants who are delinquent in paying fines, administrative assessments, fees or restitution; allowing state and local entities to contract with collection agencies to assist in the collection of delinquent fines, administrative assessments, fees or restitution; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 29–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 3, 1997

899

256

AN ACT relating to controlled substances; increasing the penalty for the administration of a controlled substance to aid in the commission of a crime of violence; increasing the penalties for certain offenses involving flunitrazepam; making it unlawful to possess, possess for sale or traffick in gamma-hydroxybutyrate; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 131–Senators James and Titus. Approved July 3, 1997

902

257

AN ACT relating to convicted persons; eliminating the provisions that allow a court to commit certain convicted persons to the custody of the department of prisons for an evaluation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 74–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 3, 1997

905

258

AN ACT relating to county hospitals; authorizing supervising boards of county hospitals to contract for the provision of certain treatment on a periodic prepaid basis; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 49–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 3, 1997

907

259

AN ACT relating to vital statistics; revising the provisions governing the fees for services and copies of records concerning vital statistics; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 417–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

908

260

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor for office equipment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 186–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

909

261

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Human Resources for the remodeling of the canteen for the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 185–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

910

262

AN ACT relating to mining reclamation; expanding the program for the pooling of reclamation performance bonds to include certain persons who engage in mining operations, exploration projects or small exploration projects; requiring each operator or other person who participates in the program to execute an agreement of indemnity; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 440–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 3, 1997

910

263

AN ACT making an appropriation from the state highway fund to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for the conversion of the VHF portable radios of the Nevada Highway Patrol from low band to high band; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 177–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

911

264

AN ACT relating to taxation; clarifying the provisions governing the administration of the sales and use taxes to ensure that all retailers of large appliances collect the sales tax on the retail sales price of the appliance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 520–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 3, 1997

912

265

AN ACT making an appropriation for the costs of automation of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 183–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

913

266

AN ACT relating to information systems; providing immunity to the state and its immune contractors, officers, employees and political subdivisions from any civil action based on or action for a breach of contract that is caused by a computer that produced, calculated or generated an incorrect date, regardless of the cause of the error; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 180–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

914

267

AN ACT relating to the fund for insurance premiums; making various changes concerning deposits to and expenditures from the fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 405–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 3, 1997

915

268

AN ACT relating to the criminal justice system; requiring the attorney general, a prosecuting attorney and an agency of criminal justice in this state to respond promptly to a request from the department of prisons for information regarding pending charges against an offender; making various other changes concerning the procedure for requesting that an offender be released to an agency of criminal justice upon release from the custody of the department of prisons; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 406–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 3, 1997

917

269

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for the conversion of VHF portable radios from low band to high band; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 184–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

918

270

AN ACT making an appropriation to restore the balance in the reserve for statutory contingency account; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 172–Committee on Finance. Approved July 3, 1997

918

271

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the prospective date for the reversion of certain previously appropriated money; making an appropriation to the Department of Business and Industry for the operating expenses of a program to provide small businesses with access to financing not otherwise available; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 448–Assemblymen Evans, Dini, Marvel, Arberry, Hettrick, Koivisto, Perkins, Carpenter, Lambert, Amodei, Hickey, Cegavske, Collins and Manendo. Approved July 3, 1997

919

272

AN ACT relating to victims of crime; revising the provisions governing the limitation on compensation for aid to certain victims of crime; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 75–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 3, 1997

920

273

AN ACT relating to facilities for storage; providing that certain provisions in rental agreements for facilities for storage relating to liability for loss or theft of personal property must be printed in a certain manner; requiring such rental agreements to contain a statement advising the occupant to purchase insurance for his personal property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 247–Senator Neal. Approved July 3, 1997

921

274

AN ACT relating to nursing; excluding certain persons from the definition of a “nursing assistant”; revising provisions governing nurses and nursing assistants; revising provisions governing the certification of nursing assistants; providing an administrative fine for the violation of certain provisions concerning nursing assistants; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 440–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 3, 1997

922

275

AN ACT relating to accountants; revising provisions governing the allowable forms of business entities for the practice of public accounting; revising provisions governing the registration of offices established or maintained for the practice of public accounting; authorizing a fee for the registration of such offices; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 431–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 3, 1997

924

276

AN ACT relating to the office of the secretary of state; specifying the effect of the signature or certification of a notary public on a document; authorizing the secretary of state to appoint a person who is a resident of an adjoining state as a notary public under certain circumstances; prohibiting a person from withholding from a notary public his journal, official stamp or certificate of appointment of the notary; limiting the additional fee that a notary may charge for traveling to perform a notarial act; changing the appointing authority for commissioners of deeds and commissioned abstractors from the governor to the secretary of state; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 346–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 3, 1997

929

277

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation from the state highway fund to the Administrative Services Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for unanticipated operating expenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 434–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 3, 1997

942

278

AN ACT relating to trade practices; requiring a manufacturer to provide an express warranty for a device that enhances the ability of a person to perform a major life activity; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 401–Senators Titus, Wiener, Adler, Coffin, Mathews, Neal, Regan, Schneider and Shaffer. Approved July 3, 1997

942

279

AN ACT relating to probation; requiring that a probationer who is not eligible for an honorable discharge from probation receive a dishonorable discharge under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 315–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Anderson, Sandoval, Perkins, Buckley, Carpenter, Krenzer, Herrera, Amodei, Neighbors, de Braga, Segerblom, Bache, Giunchigliani, Lee, Humke, Koivisto, Mortenson, Collins, Price, Chowning, Manendo, Evans, Arberry, Goldwater and Parks. Approved July 3, 1997

945

280

AN ACT relating to the Western Regional Higher Education Compact; authorizing the commissioners of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education from the State of Nevada to require certain students to perform community service as a condition to receiving a support fee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 12–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 3, 1997

946

281

AN ACT relating to financial administration; providing standards for the investment and management of money for eleemosynary purposes; authorizing the disclosure of the financial records of postsecondary educational institutions under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 294–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 3, 1997

948

282

AN ACT relating to shooting ranges; providing that a shooting range does not constitute a nuisance in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 296–Senator Schneider. Approved July 3, 1997

951

283

AN ACT relating to real estate; providing for the regulation of the business of property management; prohibiting a person from acting as a property manager without the proper license and a permit issued by the real estate division of the department of business and industry; revising provisions governing the trust account of a real estate broker; amending the grounds for disciplinary action by the real estate commission; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 248–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 3, 1997

954

284

AN ACT relating to state lands; providing a definition of “trust lands” for the purpose of selling certain state lands; authorizing payments from the state permanent school fund for certain unlocated land warrants; repealing certain obsolete provisions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 452–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved July 3, 1997

962

285

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; requiring the rates for the plan for equitable apportionment among insurers of persons who are entitled to insurance but who have not been accepted by an insurer to be actuarially determined to ensure that the plan is self-sustaining; eliminating the requirement that a private carrier provide industrial insurance for the same classes of risk for which he provides industrial insurance outside this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 548–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved July 3, 1997

973

286

AN ACT relating to financial institutions; revising certain provisions relating to the organization of banking corporations and companies and thrift companies; authorizing an existing corporation or company to organize as a banking corporation or company by amending its articles of incorporation or organization; authorizing a banking corporation to increase or reduce its authorized stock without the approval of its stockholders under certain circumstances; authorizing banks to liquidate their affairs voluntarily without the approval of the commissioner of financial institutions under certain circumstances; providing for the appointment of a successor trustee for a liquidated bank without the entry of an order by the district court under certain circumstances; prohibiting certain thrift companies from becoming authorized to engage in business in this state by obtaining a contract for the issuance of deposits issued by a private insurer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 360–Assemblyman Sandoval. Approved July 3, 1997

974

287

AN ACT relating to employment practices; authorizing an employee or person referred to an employer by a labor organization to submit written material for inclusion in his record of employment; prohibiting the maintenance of a secret record of employment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 38–Assemblyman Bache. Approved July 5, 1997

1024

288

AN ACT relating to wildlife; revising the provisions governing the requirements for the issuance of a hunting license and the suspension or revocation of certain licenses, permits and privileges by the board of wildlife commissioners and the division of wildlife of the state department of conservation and natural resources; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 54–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved July 5, 1997

1025

289

AN ACT relating to state employees; extending the period of time that the department must maintain recordings of oral examinations in certain circumstances; authorizing the director of the department of personnel to allow a greater percentage of employees from the same department to serve on a panel which conducts an oral examination in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 61–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 5, 1997

1028

290

AN ACT relating to the division of industrial relations of the department of business and industry; repealing the requirement that the division must have a seal to authenticate its proceedings and orders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 115–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved July 5, 1997

1029

291

AN ACT relating to crimes; prohibiting the release of a person on parole or probation if he was convicted of committing a certain offense related to defrauding a person who is 65 years of age or older until the convicted person has paid a certain amount of restitution to the victim of the offense; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 240–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Evans, Arberry, Price, Freeman, Mortenson, Parks, Segerblom, Neighbors, Herrera, Williams, Lambert, Collins, Koivisto, Bache, Lee and Manendo. Approved July 5, 1997

1030

292

AN ACT relating to state lands; revising provisions governing the duties and activities of the state land use planning agency and the land use planning advisory council; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 369–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved July 5, 1997

1031

293

AN ACT relating to mobile home parks; requiring the refund with interest of certain deposits held by landlords of mobile home parks; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 400–Assemblymen Buckley, Goldwater, Ohrenschall, Krenzer, Manendo, Bache, Perkins, Koivisto, Braunlin, Lee, Parks, Lambert, Freeman, Anderson, Price, Mortenson, Herrera, Amodei, Humke, Close, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Cegavske, Sandoval, Collins, Chowning, Ernaut, Williams, Neighbors, Tiffany, de Braga, Hickey, Evans and Nolan. Approved July 5, 1997

1034

294

AN ACT relating to civil actions; providing that community action agencies and their direct successors in interest are political subdivisions of this state for purposes of determining civil liability; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 330–Senator Neal. Approved July 5, 1997

1035

295

AN ACT relating to professions; specifying the duties of the state board of professional engineers and land surveyors; requiring the board to adopt regulations governing the election of its officers; revising the provisions governing the administration of the examinations for licensure as a professional engineer or professional land surveyor; revising the provisions governing the licensing of land surveyors who are licensed in a foreign country; eliminating the authority of the board to certify a land surveyor intern who is certified in another state or territory of the United States; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 382–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 5, 1997

1035

296

AN ACT relating to gaming; authorizing the state gaming control board to require a licensee who has an actual activity or association in a foreign gaming operation or intends to engage in such an activity or association to file an application for a finding of suitability; prohibiting a gaming licensee from associating with certain persons; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 294–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 5, 1997

1072

297

AN ACT relating to environmental regulation; authorizing certain persons who own or operate certain facilities to make voluntary examinations and disclosures regarding certain environmental requirements; providing for a mitigation of criminal penalties and a presumption against administrative or civil liability if such an examination and disclosure is made; providing a limited evidentiary privilege for an environmental audit under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 355–Assemblymen Sandoval, Carpenter, de Braga, Segerblom, Braunlin, Lee, Humke, Neighbors, Mortenson, Ohrenschall, Bache, Hettrick, Gustavson, Lambert, Hickey, Close, Koivisto, Nolan, Amodei, Chowning, Ernaut, Tiffany, Cegavske, Manendo, Berman, Perkins, Williams, Herrera, Collins, Buckley, Goldwater, Price, Anderson, Dini, Parks, Arberry, Giunchigliani, Von Tobel, Marvel, Krenzer, Evans and Freeman. Approved July 5, 1997

1074

298

AN ACT relating to the financial responsibility of owners of motor vehicles; making various changes regarding provisions governing the system of verification of compliance; requiring certain insurers to demonstrate their ability to comply with certain reporting requirements; directing the refund of certain fees collected; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 36–Assemblymen Carpenter, Sandoval, Neighbors, de Braga, Lambert, Anderson, Dini, Amodei, Marvel, Humke, Segerblom, Giunchigliani, Hickey, Collins and Tiffany. Approved July 5, 1997

1082

299

AN ACT relating to the commission on judicial discipline; establishing the grounds upon which the commission may discipline a justice or judge; establishing standards for the investigation of matters relating to the misconduct or incapacity of a justice or judge; establishing the forms of discipline other than censure, retirement and removal that the commission may impose on a justice or judge; establishing standards for the confidentiality or nonconfidentiality of proceedings of the commission; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 344–Assemblymen Anderson, Buckley, Ohrenschall, Evans, Chowning, Freeman, Bache, Krenzer, Arberry, Segerblom, Close, Goldwater, Herrera and Lee. Approved July 5, 1997

1087

300

AN ACT relating to domestic violence; prohibiting certain insurers from denying a claim, refusing to issue a policy or canceling a policy solely because the claim involves domestic violence or because the insured or applicant was the victim of domestic violence; requiring the division of child and family services of the department of human resources to establish a task force concerning the elimination of the impact of domestic violence on children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 348–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Koivisto, Buckley, Perkins, Anderson, Segerblom, Sandoval, Von Tobel, Marvel, Neighbors, de Braga, Berman, Williams, Arberry, Goldwater, Herrera, Close, Humke, Amodei, Tiffany, Hickey, Chowning, Collins, Mortenson, Nolan, Braunlin, Dini, Bache, Parks, Evans, Lee, Gustavson, Lambert, Freeman, Price, Manendo and Krenzer. Approved July 5, 1997

1095

301

AN ACT relating to child custody; establishing domestic violence as a grounds for establishing emergency jurisdiction for the purposes of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 370–Assemblywoman de Braga. Approved July 5, 1997

1098

302

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the provisions governing the submission of claims by the county assessor and payment of senior citizen property tax assistance refunds by the department of taxation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 513–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 5, 1997

1099

303

AN ACT relating to mobile home parks; making various changes regarding mobile home parks that are not operated for profit; revising the provision regarding the charge authorized for certain guests in a mobile home park; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 522–Committee on Commerce. Approved July 5, 1997

1100

304

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing a credit against the sales tax paid by a retailer on the uncollected portion of the sales price of a sale under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 535–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 5, 1997

1104

305

AN ACT relating to wildlife; authorizing the board of wildlife commissioners to accept sealed bids for or to auction a certain number of wild turkey tags each year; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 573–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved July 5, 1997

1108

306

AN ACT relating to taxation; clarifying the authority to appeal the property tax valuation of a leasehold interest, possessory interest, beneficial interest or beneficial use to the county and state boards of equalization; authorizing certain local governments to reduce the estimated revenue from property taxes in preparing budgets under certain circumstances; limiting the use of revenue from property taxes that was excluded from the final budget of a local government; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 585–Assemblyman Neighbors. Approved July 5, 1997

1111

307

AN ACT relating to crimes; increasing the penalty for petit larceny in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 31–Senators Augustine and James. Approved July 5, 1997

1114

308

AN ACT relating to the commission on professional standards in education; authorizing appointment by the governor of a person nominated by the dean of the College of Education at one of the universities in the University and Community College System of Nevada to serve on the commission in place of the dean; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 295–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 5, 1997

1115

309

AN ACT relating to gaming; revising the provisions governing the regulation of persons who provide information services concerning wagering on sporting and other events to gaming licensees; exempting such information services from provisions governing solicitation by telephone; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 345–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 5, 1997

1116

310

AN ACT relating to medical laboratories; making various changes relating to the records of and reports made by medical laboratories; requiring the state board of health to adopt certain regulations relating to medical laboratories; revising provisions governing the licensure of medical laboratories; revising the conditions for performance of certain laboratory tests by licensed nurses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 448–Senator Rawson (By Request). Approved July 5, 1997

1123

311

AN ACT relating to the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact; revising the composition and duties of the Tahoe Transportation District; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 24–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 5, 1997

1125

312

AN ACT relating to the bureau of services to the blind; changing the name of the bureau to include the visually impaired; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 53–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 5, 1997

1170

313

AN ACT relating to concealed firearms; enacting provisions governing the confidentiality and release of certain information regarding permits to carry concealed firearms and the applicants for and holders of such permits; revising the provisions governing courses in firearm safety that are required to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 128–Senator Jacobsen. Approved July 5, 1997

1174

314

AN ACT relating to crimes; removing the requirement that a court grant probation to a person who is convicted of committing a category E felony under certain circumstances; providing a fine that may be imposed for attempting to commit certain crimes; revising the penalties for certain felonies; providing a greater penalty for committing a battery with a deadly weapon which results in substantial bodily harm; clarifying that a trial judge may not dismiss a count of habitual felon or habitually fraudulent felon; providing that a court may impose an adjudication of habitual criminality, habitual felon or habitually fraudulent felon based upon the stipulation of the parties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 133–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 5, 1997

1177

315

AN ACT relating to guardians; revising the provisions governing the appointment of certain guardians without issuing a citation; revising the provisions governing the appointment of temporary guardians; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 231–Senator O’Donnell. Approved July 5, 1997

1194

316

AN ACT relating to gaming; changing the fee charged to a disseminator of information concerning racing; providing that a disseminator who fails to report, pay or account for the fee is liable for a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 280–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 5, 1997

1196

317

AN ACT relating to taxation; exempting computers and related equipment donated for use in schools from property tax; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 423–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 5, 1997

1197

318

AN ACT relating to county government; expanding the purposes for which an area or zone for the preservation of a habitat may be created in larger counties; decreasing the amount of the fee per acre of affected land authorized for the support of such an area or zone; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 404–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 5, 1997

1198

319

AN ACT relating to water conservancy districts; authorizing boards of directors of water conservancy districts and subdistricts in every county to levy and collect assessments for the accomplishment of irrigation, flood control, drainage, safety and health projects; authorizing certain local governments located in part or in whole within the Carson Water Subconservancy District to impose a tax on property for certain projects related to water; exempting the revenue derived from the tax levied upon property by the Carson Water Subconservancy District from limitations upon revenue from taxes ad valorem; expanding the authority of the Carson Water Subconservancy District to issue general and special obligations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 412–Senator Adler. Approved July 5, 1997

1199

320

AN ACT relating to mediation; requiring the establishment of a program in certain counties for mediation in cases that involve a determination of custody or visitation of a child; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 419–Senators Titus, Wiener, Adler, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, Porter, Regan, Schneider, Shaffer and Washington. Approved July 5, 1997

1203

321

AN ACT relating to administration of public health; transferring the responsibility for maintaining the state hygienic laboratory from the health division of the department of human resources to the University of Nevada School of Medicine; extending the prospective date for the reversion of an appropriation made the previous session for equipment for the state hygienic laboratory; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 459–Committee on Finance. Approved July 5, 1997

1204

322

AN ACT relating to livestock; establishing a minimum rate of the annual special tax on specified classes of livestock; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 465–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 5, 1997

1205

323

AN ACT relating to sheriffs; increasing certain fees charged by sheriffs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 67–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 5, 1997

1206

324

AN ACT relating to municipal obligations; revising the provisions governing special elections to approve general obligations proposed by municipalities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 153–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 5, 1997

1209

325

AN ACT relating to courts; clarifying the type of cases for which a fee must be paid to the clerk of the supreme court; increasing certain fees that the clerk of the supreme court may collect; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 193–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 5, 1997

1210

326

AN ACT making an appropriation to the contingency fund for allocation by the Interim Finance Committee to the Administrative Office of the Courts to conduct an assessment of the current automation of the court system; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 235–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 5, 1997

1212

327

AN ACT relating to actions for malpractice; revising provisions governing such actions; revising provisions governing screening panels for medical or dental malpractice claims; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 577–Committee on Commerce. Approved July 5, 1997

1212

328

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; revising the definition of “resident” for the purposes of determining persons who are required to obtain a driver’s license; revising the requirements for the issuance of a driver’s license to an international student or instructor; revising the provisions governing fees related to commercial drivers’ licenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 355–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 5, 1997

1220

329

AN ACT making appropriations to the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Human Resources; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 433–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1224

330

AN ACT relating to eminent domain; limiting the exercise of the power of eminent domain by persons who are not public agencies; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 361–Assemblyman Amodei. Approved July 8, 1997

1224

331

AN ACT relating to electronic supervision; providing a penalty for certain violations of conditions of electronic supervision; clarifying the penalty for certain felons who are on residential confinement and are absent without authorization; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 342–Assemblymen Berman, de Braga, Williams, Neighbors, Marvel, Von Tobel, Ohrenschall, Amodei, Humke, Close, Herrera, Goldwater, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Segerblom, Carpenter, Tiffany, Hickey, Manendo, Krenzer, Evans, Hettrick, Ernaut, Chowning, Collins, Mortenson, Braunlin, Lambert and Koivisto. Approved July 8, 1997

1225

332

AN ACT relating to elected state officers; increasing the salaries of certain constitutional officers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 560–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1226

333

AN ACT relating to education; requiring the department of education to establish a statewide automated system of information concerning pupils; requiring the boards of trustees of school districts to adopt programs for the statewide automated system of information concerning pupils; requiring the department of education, school districts and public schools to comply with certain provisions of federal law governing the release of certain information concerning pupils; creating an advisory committee for the statewide automated system of information concerning pupils; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 469–Assemblymen Tiffany, Williams, Marvel, Close, Humke, Hickey, Carpenter, Segerblom, Neighbors, Berman, Buckley, Hettrick, Ernaut, Evans, Giunchigliani and Arberry. Approved July 8, 1997

1227

334

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Nevada Athletic Commission for unexpected operating expenses and salaries; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 587–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1231

335

AN ACT relating to public employment; increasing the per diem for state officers and employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 510–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1231

336

AN ACT relating to prisons; permitting the director of the department of prisons to authorize the transfer of funds from the offenders’ store fund in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 533–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1232

337

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the prospective date for the reversion of the appropriation made during the previous session to the Department of Education for the development and implementation of a computer system for the licensing of teachers and other educational personnel; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 550–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1234

338

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Human Resources for equipment and supplies for the Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services Juvenile Treatment Facility; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 264–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1234

339

AN ACT relating to employment; providing immunity from civil liability in certain circumstances for an employer who discloses certain information regarding an employee or former employee to a prospective employer of that employee or former employee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 248–Assemblyman Hettrick. Approved July 8, 1997

1235

340

AN ACT relating to state welfare administration; requiring the department of human resources to contract only with certain health maintenance organizations to provide Medicaid managed care; requiring the department of human resources to include the University of Nevada School of Medicine in the development and implementation of any Medicaid managed care program; making a technical change replacing the term “assistance to the medically indigent” with “Medicaid” to make the references to Medicaid consistent throughout the Nevada Revised Statutes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 13–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 8, 1997

1236

341

AN ACT relating to actions concerning persons; providing that a person who transmits certain items of electronic mail is liable to the recipient for civil damages under certain circumstances; providing that the district court may enjoin a person from transmitting certain items of electronic mail under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 13–Senator Raggio. Approved July 8, 1997

1255

342

AN ACT relating to health care; making various changes concerning the prescribing, selling, furnishing and fitting of contact lenses; authorizing a registered nurse certified in oncology to dispense drugs under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 626–Committee on Commerce. Approved July 8, 1997

1257

343

AN ACT relating to the practice of law; requiring an applicant for a license to practice law in this state to submit to the State Bar of Nevada a complete set of his fingerprints and written permission to forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 615–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 8, 1997

1260

344

AN ACT relating to state lands; providing an expedited procedure for authorization by the state land registrar of certain work performed below the high water mark of navigable rivers; determining the types of such work that require a permit from the state land registrar; requiring notice to the state land registrar for other types of work; requiring the state environmental commission to adopt regulations to simplify and expedite the procedure for approval of certain permits; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 594–Assemblymen Hettrick and Dini. Approved July 8, 1997

1260

345

AN ACT relating to agricultural associations; revising provisions regarding the appointment of members of a district board of agriculture for an agricultural district; revising provisions regarding the use and taxable status of land owned or used by an agricultural association; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 583–Assemblyman Carpenter. Approved July 8, 1997

1263

346

AN ACT relating to taxation; clarifying the provisions governing the imposition and collection of the taxes on the rental of transient lodging; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 556–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 8, 1997

1266

347

AN ACT relating to child care facilities; requiring the board for child care to adopt certain requirements regarding preparedness for emergencies at such facilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 557–Assemblymen Bache, Anderson, Giunchigliani, Neighbors, Koivisto, Humke, Berman, Freeman, Collins, Manendo, Buckley, Segerblom, de Braga, Lambert, Parks, Lee, Braunlin, Mortenson, Herrera, Amodei, Williams, Ohrenschall, Krenzer, Evans, Sandoval, Chowning, Price, Dini, Ernaut, Close, Perkins and Cegavske. Approved July 8, 1997

1267

348

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; revising the provisions governing the authority of the state board of examiners to authorize the clerk to approve certain contracts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 409–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 8, 1997

1268

349

AN ACT relating to public purchasing; requiring a state agency to report the receipt of forfeited personal property on the monthly inventory list submitted to the purchasing division of the department of administration; revising the method for the sale of surplus property of using agencies; providing the purchasing division with the authority in certain circumstances to refurbish surplus property before its sale; conforming the method for the sale of surplus personal property of the department of transportation to that used for the sale of surplus personal property of other using agencies; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 407–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 8, 1997

1272

350

AN ACT relating to railroads; expanding the authority of the public service commission of Nevada to regulate the safety of railroads in this state; requiring the commission to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Transportation concerning the enforcement in this state of federal safety regulations and orders applicable to railroads; authorizing the commission to accept and expend federal money for carrying out a safety program relating to railroads; requiring the commission to adopt certain regulations relating to railroad safety; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 291–Senator Titus. Approved July 8, 1997

1274

351

AN ACT relating to the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority; imposing a limitation upon the maximum indebtedness of the Authority; making certain provisions of NRS applicable to the procedure for bonding pursuant to this act; authorizing the Authority to issue and sell additional bonds in accordance with certain provisions of NRS; providing that bonds may not be issued for the purpose of managing, operating, advertising, publicizing or promoting the facilities of the Authority; repealing certain obsolete provisions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 350–Assemblyman Carpenter. Approved July 8, 1997

1275

352

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Motor Pool Division of the Department of Administration for the purchase of additional vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 233–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1281

353

AN ACT relating to crimes; enhancing the penalty for gross misdemeanors that are committed on public or private school property, on a school bus or at a bus stop; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 515–Assemblymen Koivisto, Herrera, Gustavson, Ohrenschall, Sandoval, Anderson, Buckley, Carpenter, Nolan, Manendo, Cegavske, Collins, Lee, Parks, Lambert, Chowning, Freeman, Bache, Giunchigliani and Krenzer. Approved July 8, 1997

1281

354

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; enlarging the duties of the state board of finance and the sources from which commercial paper may be purchased; revising the procedures for drawing and delivering warrants; authorizing the exchange of payments based on interest rates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 473–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 8, 1997

1282

355

AN ACT relating to public offices; revising provisions governing the filling of vacancies in certain county and township offices; requiring that a notice be posted at the polling place if a candidate for public office dies within a certain period before a general election or general city election; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 262–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 8, 1997

1291

356

AN ACT relating to murder; clarifying certain provisions relating to circumstances aggravating first degree murder; providing that nonconsensual sexual penetration immediately before, during or immediately after a murder is a circumstance aggravating first degree murder; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 281–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 8, 1997

1293

357

AN ACT relating to municipal obligations; authorizing a metropolitan police committee on fiscal affairs to issue medium-term obligations under certain circumstances; exempting the committee from the requirement of obtaining approval from the executive director of the department of taxation before issuing a medium-term obligation for certain lease-purchase agreements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 290–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 8, 1997

1295

358

AN ACT relating to gaming; revising the provisions governing the distribution of fees for county gaming licenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 317–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 8, 1997

1297

359

AN ACT relating to the Airport Authority of Washoe County; granting the powers and requiring the training of a law enforcement officer as required by certain federal regulations to a person who provides police service to the authority; providing that such a person is a peace officer for the purposes of the provisions governing public employees’ retirement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 349–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 8, 1997

1299

360

AN ACT relating to health insurance; revising provisions mandating benefits for the treatment of the abuse of alcohol or drugs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 428–Senator Regan. Approved July 8, 1997

1301

361

AN ACT making an appropriation from the state highway fund to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for computer hardware and software for the new facility in Henderson; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 181–Committee on Finance. Approved July 8, 1997

1303

362

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; revising the provisions governing the expenditure of money from the fund for the National College of Juvenile and Family Law; making appropriations for the National Judicial College and the National College of Juvenile and Family Law; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 197–Committee on Finance. Approved July 8, 1997

1304

363

AN ACT relating to records of criminal history; revising the provisions governing the fees for such records; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 151–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 8, 1997

1305

364

AN ACT relating to irrigation districts; revising provisions governing the qualifications of electors in an irrigation district; authorizing a special election at any time upon the unanimous vote of the board of directors of an irrigation district; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 601–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 8, 1997

1305

365

AN ACT relating to cancer; revising provisions governing the system for the reporting of information on cancer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 599–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 9, 1997

1309

366

AN ACT relating to the tax on special fuel; providing for the taxation of emulsions of water-phased hydrocarbon fuel as special fuel; revising the rate of the tax on the sale or use of liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 452–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 9, 1997

1310

367

AN ACT relating to elections; requiring the appointment of members to the Rocky Mountain Presidential Primary Task Force; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 387–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 8, 1997

1311

368

AN ACT relating to bids; repealing the provision that requires the buildings and grounds division of the department of administration to advertise for bids on certain repairs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 367–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 8, 1997

1312

369

AN ACT relating to crimes against decency; defining the term “motion picture” for the purpose of prohibiting certain activities concerning the exhibition, sale or rental of certain motion pictures containing obscene material to a minor; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 336–Assemblymen Lee, Braunlin, Koivisto, Tiffany, Amodei, Carpenter, de Braga, Neighbors, Buckley, Perkins, Goldwater, Manendo, Hickey, Herrera, Bache, Dini, Segerblom, Ernaut, Gustavson, Mortenson, Cegavske, Parks, Von Tobel, Giunchigliani, Lambert, Arberry, Krenzer, Freeman, Berman, Close, Williams, Price, Collins, Nolan, Sandoval, Hettrick, Marvel, Humke, Chowning, Evans and Ohrenschall. Approved July 8, 1997

1314

370

AN ACT making appropriations for the completion of Phases I and II of the Implementation Plan for the Business Process Re-Engineering Project of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 260–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1315

371

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Taxation for the development and implementation of computer networks and for the purchase of a modular furniture system; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 222–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1316

372

AN ACT making appropriations to the State Gaming Control Board for various equipment and for the support of an additional position; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 221–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 8, 1997

1316

373

AN ACT relating to school buses; requiring school districts to adopt safety programs for pupils who ride school buses; requiring certain pupils to participate in the programs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 205–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 8, 1997

1317

374

AN ACT relating to counties; authorizing each board of county commissioners to create by ordinance the office of coordinator of services for veterans; establishing the duties of the coordinator; authorizing the coordinator to seek support from certain county, state and federal funds; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 188–Assemblymen de Braga, Anderson, Neighbors, Lee, Segerblom, Amodei, Hickey, Lambert, Manendo, Bache, Perkins, Freeman, Evans, Chowning, Collins and Dini. Approved July 8, 1997

1318

375

AN ACT relating to government; authorizing state and local governments to contract for the acceptance of credit cards or debit cards for certain payments and for the placement of automated tellers at locations where payments are received; authorizing state and local governments to impose fees for providing expedited services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 150–Assemblymen Bache, Goldwater, Giunchigliani, de Braga, Amodei, Segerblom, Lee, Buckley, Freeman, Ernaut, Neighbors, Parks, Perkins, Williams, Herrera, Collins, Mortenson, Close, Manendo, Braunlin, Koivisto, Anderson, Krenzer, Arberry, Ohrenschall, Hickey, Lambert, Humke, Evans, Price, Sandoval, Hettrick, Carpenter, Chowning, Tiffany, Berman and Dini. Approved July 8, 1997

1321

376

AN ACT relating to retirement; requiring the public employees’ retirement system to study the feasibility of funding a plan for certain judicial pensions on an actuarial reserve basis and transferring responsibility for administration of the plan to the public employees’ retirement board; authorizing an expenditure to carry out the study; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 36–Committee on Finance. Approved July 8, 1997

1324

377

AN ACT relating to convicted persons; requiring a sheriff or a chief of police with whom a convicted person has registered to forward information concerning such registration to the central repository of Nevada records of criminal history in the manner prescribed by the director of the department of motor vehicles and public safety; revising the provisions concerning registration for subsequent offenses; making various other changes to the provisions governing the registration of convicted persons; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 145–Senator Neal. Approved July 8, 1997

1325

378

AN ACT relating to domestic violence; establishing a program to assist a victim of domestic violence in establishing and maintaining a confidential residential address; providing a penalty for knowingly giving false or incorrect information in an application for the program; requiring the secretary of state to establish procedures that allow a participant in the program to register to vote and to vote without revealing the participant’s confidential address; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 155–Senators James, O’Connell, Neal, Adler, Augustine, Coffin, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Regan, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 8, 1997

1329

379

AN ACT relating to water; revising the provisions for planning and remediation in certain counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 414–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 8, 1997

1332

380

AN ACT relating to persons; providing for a hearing conducted by a special master to determine the person most qualified and suitable to serve as guardian for a proposed ward or to take custody of certain children; authorizing the court or a special master to allow certain persons to testify at a hearing to determine the person most qualified and suitable to serve as guardian for a proposed ward or to take custody of certain children; revising the provisions governing the appointment and removal of guardians; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 449–Senators James and O’Donnell. Approved July 8, 1997

1342

381

AN ACT relating to unarmed combat; revising the provisions relating to conduct that is prohibited in connection with contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat; authorizing the Nevada athletic commission to impose a monetary penalty in certain circumstances of 100 percent of the share of the purse to which a person involved in unarmed combat is entitled; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 488–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 11, 1997

1345

382

AN ACT relating to crimes; making it a crime to intentionally isolate an older person; making it a crime to conspire to commit abuse, exploitation or isolation of an older person; requiring a law enforcement agency to promptly seek to obtain a warrant for the arrest of a person who is criminally responsible for a crime against an older person; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 242–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 11, 1997

1347

383

AN ACT relating to metropolitan police departments; providing for the representation of an employee of a department by a person of the employee’s own choosing at a hearing or other proceeding conducted by the civil service board of the department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 608–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 11, 1997

1356

384

AN ACT relating to civil liability; revising the provisions governing civil liability of public and private employers for the intentional conduct of employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 595–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 11, 1997

1357

385

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates indicating employment as a professional firefighter; imposing a fee for the issuance or renewal of such license plates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 589–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 11, 1997

1358

386

AN ACT relating to pupils; requiring courts to provide to school districts information regarding pupils who have unlawfully caused or attempted to cause serious bodily injury to another person; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 518–Committee on Education. Approved July 11, 1997

1362

387

AN ACT relating to actions concerning persons; revising the provisions governing immunity for a person engaging in a good faith communication in furtherance of the right to petition; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 485–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Anderson, Buckley, Manendo, Perkins, Segerblom, Herrera, Collins, Berman, Koivisto, Carpenter, Sandoval, Amodei, Bache, Arberry, Chowning, Evans, Williams, Hickey, Price, de Braga, Giunchigliani, Close, Marvel, Neighbors, Humke, Goldwater, Parks, Krenzer, Mortenson and Lee. Approved July 11, 1997

1363

388

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; prohibiting a dealer of motor vehicles from obtaining a duplicate certificate of ownership of a motor vehicle under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 494–Assemblymen Tiffany, Hickey, Carpenter, Neighbors, Amodei, Humke, Close, Herrera, Buckley, Arberry, Berman, Parks, Gustavson, Lee, Chowning, Nolan, Mortenson, Manendo, Von Tobel and Ohrenschall. Approved July 11, 1997

1366

389

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing a temporary exemption from the taxes for real and personal property of certain apprentice programs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 476–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 11, 1997

1367

390

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring persons who operate garages that repair motor vehicles to register with the department of motor vehicles and public safety; creating an advisory board on the repair of motor vehicles; requiring the consumer affairs division of the department of business and industry and the department of motor vehicles to cooperate for certain purposes and to provide certain information to the general public concerning the repair of motor vehicles; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 472–Assemblymen Chowning, Anderson, Ohrenschall, Collins, Manendo, Hettrick, Parks, Herrera, Arberry, Cegavske, Perkins, Buckley, Von Tobel, Freeman, Hickey, Bache, Giunchigliani, Krenzer, Nolan, Mortenson, Price, Evans, Dini, Segerblom, Williams, Goldwater, de Braga, Berman, Neighbors, Amodei, Lee, Braunlin, Gustavson, Koivisto, Marvel, Humke and Close. Approved July 11, 1997

1368

391

AN ACT relating to dentistry; requiring the board of dental examiners of Nevada to issue a restricted license to practice dentistry to certain persons; defining the scope of such a license; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 471–Assemblymen Krenzer, Herrera, Collins, Evans, Perkins, Amodei, Manendo, Williams, Chowning, Freeman, Hickey, Mortenson, Hettrick, Sandoval, Cegavske, Price, Close, Ohrenschall, Buckley, Bache, Parks, Lee, Humke, Giunchigliani, Marvel, Goldwater, Lambert, Braunlin, Koivisto, Gustavson, Nolan, Arberry, Carpenter, Segerblom, de Braga, Ernaut, Dini, Tiffany, Von Tobel, Berman, Anderson and Neighbors. Approved July 11, 1997

1377

392

AN ACT relating to wildlife; requiring the board of wildlife commissioners to adopt regulations establishing a program for the issuance of special incentive elk tags; authorizing the board to adopt regulations establishing a program for the issuance of special incentive deer tags; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 470–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved July 11, 1997

1379

393

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the prospective date for the reversion of the appropriation made during the previous session to the Nevada Commissioner for Veteran Affairs for improvements to veterans’ cemeteries; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 654–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 11, 1997

1381

394

AN ACT relating to labor; requiring the department of employment, training and rehabilitation and the department of human resources to enter into an interlocal agreement to provide job placement services to employers and recipients of benefits provided pursuant to the program to provide temporary assistance for needy families; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 460–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 11, 1997

1382

395

AN ACT relating to the department of motor vehicles and public safety; eliminating the fee for changing the address on a driver’s license or identification card; making various changes to identification cards; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 442–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 11, 1997

1384

396

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation for the support of programs relating to child care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 429–Assemblymen Williams, de Braga, Herrera, Arberry, Goldwater, Buckley, Price, Neighbors, Freeman, Segerblom, Manendo, Berman, Bache, Amodei, Ohrenschall, Giunchigliani, Koivisto, Braunlin, Parks, Lambert, Perkins, Tiffany, Hickey, Evans, Krenzer, Cegavske, Sandoval, Mortenson, Collins, Ernaut, Hettrick and Chowning. Approved July 11, 1997

1387

397

AN ACT relating to the legislative counsel bureau; requiring the legislative counsel to prepare and publish a register of certain information related to administrative regulations; requiring the legislative counsel to make available on the Internet the information contained in the register; requiring the legislative counsel to include in the Nevada Administrative Code a citation of authority for each section contained therein; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 123–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 11, 1997

1389

398

AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing the use of proceeds from the real property transfer tax for the development of affordable housing; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 17–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 11, 1997

1392

399

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; authorizing employers to request medical examinations of injured workers; requiring in certain counties that a test of an injured worker for the use of alcohol or a controlled substance be performed pursuant to national standards; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 466–Assemblymen Krenzer, Evans, Arberry, Hettrick, Manendo, Price, Cegavske, Sandoval, Mortenson, Collins, Chowning, Ernaut, Anderson, Lambert, Parks, Braunlin, Koivisto, Tiffany, Hickey, Lee, Carpenter, Goldwater, Herrera, Williams, Buckley, Neighbors, Giunchigliani, Von Tobel, Berman, Ohrenschall, Amodei, Perkins and Close. Approved July 11, 1997

1394

400

AN ACT making an appropriation from the state highway fund to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for the establishment and maintenance of a branch office in Mineral County; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 235–Senator McGinness. Approved July 11, 1997

1396

401

AN ACT relating to hazardous materials; revising provisions governing highly hazardous substances; prohibiting certain acts relating to the regulation of hazardous materials; authorizing a program to prevent and minimize the consequences of the accidental release of hazardous substances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 266–Senators Titus and Wiener. Approved July 11, 1997

1396

402

AN ACT relating to the division of agriculture of the department of business and industry; requiring the administrator of the division to appoint a person to manage the activities of the division pertaining to natural resources, land use planning and the management and control of wild horses and estrays; providing that the person appointed is in the unclassified service; providing his duties; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 293–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 11, 1997

1404

403

AN ACT relating to professions; revising the provisions governing the practice of architects, registered interior designers, residential designers, professional engineers and landscape architects in groups; clarifies provision regarding annual requirement of continuing education for architects, interior designers and residential designers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 262–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

1406

404

AN ACT relating to taxes on retail sales; providing for the submission to the voters of the question whether the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 should be amended to impose the tax on sales of items purchased by this state and local governments for resale to the public; contingently imposing analogous taxes on such sales; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 611–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 16, 1997

1409

405

AN ACT relating to private education; revising provisions governing surety bonds required of certain private postsecondary educational institutions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 476–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 16, 1997

1412

406

AN ACT relating to taxation; clarifying and expanding the procedures available for collection of taxes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 613–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 16, 1997

1414

407

AN ACT relating to homeopathic medicine; making various changes to provisions governing homeopathic medicine; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 286–Committee on Commerce. Approved July 16, 1997

1417

408

AN ACT relating to legal documents; revising provisions that authorize the use of an affidavit to specifically authorize the use of a declaration in lieu of an affidavit; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 312–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1418

409

AN ACT relating to liens; revising provisions governing liens on abandoned vehicles; making various changes concerning the priority of certain liens; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 633–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

1422

410

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; providing for the electronic transmission of documents related to claims; clarifying the authority of insurers to purchase annuities for the payment of claims; authorizing the manager of the state industrial insurance system to establish a plan for designating small employers for the purposes of establishing their premiums; revising the provisions governing the financial administration of the system; repealing the provisions authorizing the imposition of a surcharge to ensure the solvency of the system; restricting, for a limited period, the manner in which private carriers may determine premiums for insured employers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 609–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved July 16, 1997

1423

411

AN ACT making appropriations to the University and Community College System of Nevada for the improvement of education through interactive computer programs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 606–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

1457

412

AN ACT relating to genetic information; prohibiting certain insurers from requiring an insured person or a member of his family to take a genetic test, to disclose whether he or a member of his family has taken a genetic test or to disclose genetic information concerning himself or a member of his family; prohibiting certain insurers from conditioning rates or other aspects of coverage for health care on the requirement that an insured person or a member of his family take a genetic test or on genetic information concerning an insured person or a member of his family; prohibiting the obtaining, retention or disclosure of any genetic information of a person under certain circumstances; providing for a civil action for damages caused by the unlawful disclosure of the genetic information of a person; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 549–Assemblymen Ernaut, Berman, Hettrick, Perkins, Buckley, Williams, Marvel, Von Tobel, Ohrenschall, Amodei, Humke, Close, Herrera, Goldwater, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Anderson, Bache, Freeman, Lambert, Parks, Braunlin, Koivisto, Lee, Gustavson, Cegavske, Sandoval, Mortenson, Collins, Chowning, Evans, Manendo, Nolan and Price. Approved July 16, 1997

1459

413

AN ACT relating to nuisances; requiring the enactment of local ordinances to address the abatement of chronic nuisances; authorizing the enactment of local ordinances to provide for the reimbursement of costs incurred by the local government to abate certain conditions; providing that a place used for certain acts involving a controlled substance is a public nuisance; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 517–Assemblymen Freeman and Lee. Approved July 16, 1997

1466

414

AN ACT relating to the University and Community College System of Nevada; requiring that certain credits earned at a community college be accepted and applied toward the requirements for graduation at any branch of the University of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 468–Committee on Education. Approved July 16, 1997

1475

415

AN ACT relating to crimes; authorizing a justice of the peace and a municipal judge to impose certain conditions on a person who is released on a suspended sentence or residential confinement; authorizing a justice of the peace and a municipal judge to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person who has violated a condition of his suspended sentence or residential confinement; providing that certain persons within a department of alternative sentencing have the powers of peace officers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 457–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1475

416

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; providing an additional penalty for a violation of a speed limit in an area designated as a temporary traffic control zone for construction, maintenance or repair of a highway; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 456–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1481

417

AN ACT relating to medical facilities; requiring certain facilities that provide care for elderly persons to file with the aging services division of the department of human resources a surety bond to provide indemnification to certain elderly patients; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 11–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 16, 1997

1482

418

AN ACT relating to property; making various changes concerning wills; making various changes concerning an inventory and appraisement or record of value of the estate of a deceased; making various changes concerning the summary administration of estates; making various changes concerning small estates; making various changes concerning the presentation and payment of claims; authorizing competent successors to agree to alter the interests or amounts to which they are entitled in any manner; authorizing a trustee or executor to distribute property and money in divided or undivided interests and on a pro rata or nonpro rata basis; making various other changes concerning the kind of notice required in a matter concerning the will or estate of a deceased person; increasing the limit on the amount of value of an estate for which an appeal may be taken from an order or decree setting aside the estate; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 306–Assemblymen Lee, Parks, Tiffany, Koivisto, Hickey, Gustavson, Nolan, Anderson, Collins and Arberry. Approved July 16, 1997

1485

419

AN ACT relating to railroads; requiring the public service commission of Nevada to collect an annual assessment from railroads to support the activities of the commission relating to railroad safety; authorizing certain expenditures by the commission for rail safety inspectors; imposing certain reporting requirements on railroads; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 345–Assemblymen Anderson, Buckley, Evans, Chowning, Freeman, Bache, Arberry, Krenzer, Segerblom, Goldwater, Herrera and Lee. Approved July 16, 1997

1496

420

AN ACT relating to local governmental administration; requiring a local government to specify the permissible payees that debtors of the local government may name on a check or other negotiable instrument intended as payment to the local government; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 308–Senator O’Donnell. Approved July 16, 1997

1498

421

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; establishing deemed wages for managers of limited-liability companies for the purposes of industrial insurance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 617–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved July 16, 1997

1499

422

AN ACT relating to license plates; requiring the director of the department of motor vehicles and public safety to order the redesign and preparation of motor vehicle license plates; providing for the issuance of such license plates; authorizing the refurbishment of vehicle license plates issued before a certain date; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 469–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

1502

423

AN ACT relating to tobacco products; requiring a wholesale dealer or retail dealer to provide certain information to the department of taxation concerning purchases of products made from tobacco other than cigarettes; requiring the licensing of wholesale dealers and retail dealers of tobacco products other than cigarettes by the department of taxation; clarifying the application of the tax imposed on products made from tobacco other than cigarettes to certain manufacturers or wholesale dealers who are not licensed in this state; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 464–Senator Jacobsen. Approved July 16, 1997

1503

424

AN ACT relating to the office of science, engineering and technology; transferring the office from the office of the governor to the University and Community College System of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 463–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

1506

425

AN ACT relating to administrative assessments; increasing the administrative assessments for misdemeanors; revising the formula for the distribution of the proceeds of such assessments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 461–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

1508

426

AN ACT relating to child labor; urging Congress to address problem of child labor; urging businesses not to sell products made through the labor of exploited children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 400–Senators James, Adler, Augustine, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Regan, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 16, 1997

1511

427

AN ACT making an appropriation to the University and Community College System of Nevada to employ a health care program developer to study the role of certain programs of the system in meeting the needs of the State of Nevada relating to education and training for, and delivery of, health care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 385–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

1512

428

AN ACT relating to contractors; requiring a contractor to file a bond or establish a deposit with the state contractors’ board to cover payroll expenses under certain circumstances; requiring the labor commissioner to notify the board after making a final written decision relating to certain claims filed against a contractor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 368–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 16, 1997

1513

429

AN ACT relating to businesses; providing uniform requirements for the display of signs and licenses of certain businesses licensed by the department of motor vehicles and public safety; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 341–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

1515

430

AN ACT relating to public officers; providing a procedure in certain counties whereby a district court may declare an office vacant if a local officer is prevented by sickness from discharging his duties for a certain period; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 425–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

1518

431

AN ACT relating to operators of motor vehicles; restricting a person who is less than 18 years of age from receiving a driver’s license unless the person meets certain requirements; restricting educational and training courses for drivers to persons of a certain age; requiring the department of motor vehicles and public safety to adopt certain regulations; prohibiting a person from driving in violation of a curfew; making various changes regarding education and training for drivers; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 404–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

1520

432

AN ACT relating to insurance; requiring policies of health insurance to provide coverage for certain digestive disorders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 394–Assemblywoman Evans. Approved July 16, 1997

1526

433

AN ACT relating to the supreme court of the State of Nevada; increasing the number of justices; providing for the election of the additional justices; authorizing the use of panels; providing for the abolishment of the positions of the additional justices in certain circumstances; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 343–Assemblymen Carpenter, Anderson, Sandoval, de Braga, Amodei, Buckley, Segerblom, Tiffany, Dini, Lambert, Perkins, Herrera, Gustavson, Manendo, Koivisto, Nolan, Berman, Collins, Humke, Ohrenschall, Hettrick and Ernaut. Approved July 16, 1997

1529

434

AN ACT relating to information concerning persons; establishing a repository for information concerning missing persons; establishing a toll-free telephone service for the dissemination of information concerning missing persons; revising various provisions governing the transmission of information concerning missing persons; making an appropriation to certain counties for equipment to allow coroners to access the central repository of Nevada records of criminal history; requiring peace officers to prepare reports concerning domestic violence for inclusion in the central repository; requiring the central repository to prepare and submit a statistical report concerning domestic violence to the legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 387–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

1533

435

AN ACT relating to insurance fraud; requiring the commissioner of insurance and the attorney general to report certain information concerning the conviction of a person for insurance fraud to certain licensing agencies in this state; requiring a licensing agency that receives such information to submit a report to the legislature concerning the actions taken by the licensing agency against the convicted person; revising the provisions governing the actions that constitute insurance fraud; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 393–Senator Regan. Approved July 16, 1997

1540

436

AN ACT relating to motor carriers; revising the provisions governing unlawful advertising by fully regulated carriers; authorizing the public service commission of Nevada to petition a court of competent jurisdiction for an injunction prohibiting a person from continuing to engage in certain advertising relating to those carriers; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 444–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

1542

437

AN ACT relating to public health; creating a program to increase awareness of health care programs for children and to encourage enrollment in such programs; providing that money in the intergovernmental transfer account may be transferred to an account established for the provision of health care services to uninsured children under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 470–Senator Titus. Approved July 16, 1997

1545

438

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates indicating status as a hall of fame athlete; imposing a fee for the issuance or renewal of such license plates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 457–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

1547

439

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the provisions of Assembly Bill No. 291 of this session to change the provisions governing the imposition of a tax on transient lodging for railroad grade separation projects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 494–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 16, 1997

1551

440

AN ACT relating to the legislature; revising the provisions governing the compensation of certain legislative employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 490–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

1556

441

AN ACT relating to programs for public employees; establishing for the next biennium the amount to be paid by the state for group insurance for participating officers and employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 492–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

1558

442

AN ACT relating to the administration of Medicaid; requiring the welfare division of the department of human resources to study the feasibility of establishing an electronic system for the management of pharmaceutical claims; authorizing the welfare division to contract for the provision of pharmaceutical services through managed care under certain conditions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 474–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 16, 1997

1558

443

AN ACT relating to the division of parole and probation of the department of motor vehicles and public safety; requiring the division to set and review periodically the level of supervision for certain probationers; requiring the division to review periodically the level of supervision for certain parolees; increasing the fee a parolee or probationer must pay to defray the cost of supervision; requiring the division to contact each parolee within 5 days after the parolee’s release from prison; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 12–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1560

444

AN ACT relating to state purchasing; providing that the advertisement of bids must include a statement whether the chief of the purchasing division of the department of administration is authorized by the using agency to be supplied to consider a bid for an article that is an alternative to the article listed in the original request for bids; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 151–Senator Washington. Approved July 16, 1997

1562

445

AN ACT relating to juveniles; revising the provisions relating to fingerprinting and photographing of certain juveniles; providing that certain records of certain juveniles must not be sealed in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 285–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1563

446

AN ACT relating to taxation; changing various provisions concerning the assessment of property for the purposes of imposing property taxes; revising various provisions governing the duties and immunities of county assessors; requiring payment of deferred taxes for agricultural land before recording of a final map for a subdivision; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 644–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 16, 1997

1567

447

AN ACT relating to Nevada Revised Statutes; making technical corrections to inappropriate or inaccurate provisions; clarifying ambiguous provisions; deleting obsolete provisions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 646–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1591

448

AN ACT relating to agricultural products; providing for the certification of organic agricultural products; providing a penalty; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 77–Assemblymen Dini, Neighbors, Carpenter, de Braga, Marvel and Hettrick. Approved July 16, 1997

1634

449

AN ACT relating to sex offenders; requiring that the presentence investigation of certain sex offenders include a psychosexual evaluation; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 99–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1637

450

AN ACT relating to offenders; requiring the director of the department of prisons to adopt regulations establishing a program to prevent an offender from possessing or receiving certain publications; providing for the random testing of offenders for use of alcohol or controlled substances; prohibiting sexual conduct between an offender and another person under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 113–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1640

451

AN ACT relating to the criminal justice system; establishing a statewide registry of sex offenders and offenders convicted of certain crimes against children; establishing a program to provide the public with access to certain information in the statewide registry; providing for the registration of offenders convicted of certain crimes against children; revising the provisions governing the registration of sex offenders; revising the provisions governing community notification and providing for community notification concerning certain juvenile sex offenders; requiring that motion picture theaters and certain businesses that primarily have children as customers be provided with a photograph of certain sex offenders who have committed sexual offenses against children; requiring that certain conditions of probation and parole be imposed upon certain sex offenders; expanding the provisions relating to genetic marker testing of certain offenders; imposing a fee for genetic marker testing upon certain offenders; prohibiting the sealing of criminal records in certain circumstances; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 325–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1644

452

AN ACT relating to gaming; revising the provisions relating to approval of nonrestricted gaming licenses in certain counties; revising various provisions governing establishments holding nonrestricted licenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 208–Senators James, Neal, Rawson, O’Connell, Jacobsen, Mathews, Schneider, Titus, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 16, 1997

1703

453

AN ACT relating to educational personnel; requiring the boards of trustees of school districts to establish and carry out plans for the training and certification of certain teachers and other educational personnel in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; clarifying that teachers and other educational personnel who are certified in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are not liable for civil damages resulting from the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in good faith under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 316–Senators Porter, Augustine, Adler, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, Neal, Raggio, Rawson, Regan, Schneider, Titus, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 16, 1997

1715

454

AN ACT relating to Medicaid; requiring the department of human resources to pay licensed providers of hospice care for services for hospice care provided to persons who are eligible for Medicaid; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 209–Senators Titus, Adler, Coffin, Mathews, Regan, Schneider, Shaffer and Wiener. Approved July 16, 1997

1718

455

AN ACT relating to crimes; increasing the penalty for certain sexual offenses committed against a child who is less than 14 years of age; requiring the state board of parole commissioners, when appropriate, to impose certain conditions of parole on persons who commit such offenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 280–Assemblymen Berman, Ohrenschall, Herrera, Manendo, Nolan, Collins, Koivisto, Gustavson, Buckley, Carpenter, Segerblom, Perkins, Hettrick, Anderson, Price, Ernaut, Cegavske, Krenzer, Chowning, Lee, Braunlin, Parks, Lambert, Bache, Arberry, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Amodei, Von Tobel, Neighbors and de Braga. Approved July 16, 1997

1719

456

AN ACT relating to education; requiring the board of trustees of each school district to provide or arrange for the provision of kindergarten education; requiring the completion of kindergarten as a prerequisite for admission to first grade; providing certain exceptions; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 6–Assemblywoman Giunchigliani. Approved July 16, 1997

1724

457

AN ACT relating to campaign practices; requiring certain persons who conduct a persuasive poll by telephone or other electronic means to disclose the name of the person or organization that requested or paid for the poll; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 5–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 16, 1997

1727

458

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; exempting certain persons who operate bicycles while on duty from complying with the provisions relating to the operation of bicycles under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 15–Assemblywoman Buckley. Approved July 16, 1997

1728

459

AN ACT relating to health care; prohibiting any insurer that is required to provide coverage for an annual cytologic screening test and mammogram for certain women from requiring an insured to obtain prior authorization for such services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 26–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 16, 1997

1729

460

AN ACT relating to health care; requiring the division of insurance of the department of business and industry to disseminate certain information regarding health care plans to insureds and consumers of health care; requiring the commissioner of insurance to establish an advisory committee to assist him in certain duties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 30–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 16, 1997

1731

461

AN ACT making appropriations to the Great Basin College, Winnemucca Center, for equipment and landscaping and to Western Nevada Community College for completion of the construction of its Douglas Center and for the purchase of certain related equipment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 33–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

1733

462

AN ACT relating to district courts; prospectively increasing the number of judges in the third judicial district; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 35–Assemblymen Dini and de Braga. Approved July 16, 1997

1733

463

AN ACT relating to county employees; making various changes concerning the payment of travel expenses and subsistence allowances to county employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 65–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

1734

464

AN ACT relating to local governments; authorizing the board of county commissioners of a county or the governing body of a city to convey certain property to nonprofit organizations for the development of affordable housing; providing for the reversion of that property under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 74–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

1735

465

AN ACT relating to the state executive department; authorizing the state treasurer to appoint and employ certain deputies and assistants; authorizing the attorney general to appoint and employ an administrative assistant; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 82–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1741

466

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; requiring an offender convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance for the first time to be placed in a program of treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse under certain circumstances; requiring certain programs of treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse to be certified by the bureau of alcohol and drug abuse of the rehabilitation division of the department of employment, training and rehabilitation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 96–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1742

467

AN ACT relating to legislation; authorizing a board of trustees of a school district to request the preparation of a certain number of legislative measures; authorizing boards of county commissioners of certain counties to request the preparation of an additional number of legislative measures; limiting the authority to prefile a bill or joint resolution to legislators; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 99–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 16, 1997

1750

468

AN ACT relating to district courts; increasing the number of judges in the eighth judicial district; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 104–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

1753

469

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; making appropriations for the support of various projects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 111–Assemblymen Segerblom, Williams, Manendo, de Braga, Anderson, Mortenson, Chowning, Neighbors, Von Tobel, Arberry, Goldwater, Freeman, Parks, Koivisto, Ohrenschall, Lee, Bache, Nolan, Buckley, Collins, Carpenter, Hickey, Sandoval, Perkins, Price and Herrera. Approved July 16, 1997

1754

470

AN ACT relating to public libraries; revising the provision governing the boundaries of consolidated library districts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 126–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

1755

471

AN ACT making an appropriation to the State Conservation Commission in the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the support of conservation districts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 137–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved July 16, 1997

1757

472

AN ACT relating to school districts; providing that a school district may authorize the use of buses of the district for certain types of commercial advertising; specifying the permissible content of such advertising; specifying the permissible uses of money derived from such advertising; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 146–Assemblymen Manendo, Williams, Segerblom, Freeman, Chowning, Collins, Herrera, Nolan, Neighbors, Lambert, Goldwater, Mortenson, Amodei, Hickey, Braunlin, Koivisto, Krenzer, Parks, Ernaut, Hettrick and Close. Approved July 16, 1997

1757

473

AN ACT relating to education; requiring the department of education to evaluate the performance of public schools; placing a school on academic probation under certain circumstances based upon its evaluation; requiring the department under certain circumstances to establish a panel to supervise the academic probation of a school; revising the provisions relating to the accountability of public schools; revising provisions governing the financial reports of a school district; creating a commission on educational technology; revising provisions governing the administration of certain examinations to pupils; requiring pupils to participate in remedial programs under certain circumstances; creating a legislative committee on education; creating a legislative bureau of educational accountability and program evaluation; creating a council to establish academic standards for public schools; requiring the state board of education to adopt the academic standards; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 482–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

1758

474

AN ACT relating to medical care; limiting the circumstances under which certain persons may communicate with the physician or chiropractor of an injured employee; requiring the administrator of the division of industrial relations of the department of business and industry to encourage employers to hire persons trained to render emergency medical care involving the use of an automatic external defibrillator; providing that certain persons who are trained to provide such care and their employers are not liable for civil damages resulting from the provision of that care under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 147–Assemblymen Goldwater, Herrera, Giunchigliani, Krenzer, Braunlin and Buckley. Approved July 16, 1997

1789

475

AN ACT relating to real estate; providing for the certification of inspectors of structures by the real estate division of the department of business and industry; imposing a fee; providing penalties; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 165–Assemblymen Anderson, Bache, Collins, Parks, Carpenter, Perkins, Herrera, Berman, Manendo, Koivisto, Segerblom and Ohrenschall. Approved July 16, 1997

1792

476

AN ACT relating to domestic violence; creating the repository for information concerning orders for protection against domestic violence within the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history; requiring certain persons to transmit certain information regarding orders for protection against domestic violence to the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history; authorizing a justice of the peace and a municipal court judge to suspend the sentence of a person convicted of a misdemeanor that constitutes domestic violence for not more than 3 years under certain circumstances; making various changes concerning the penalties imposed for committing a battery that constitutes domestic violence; requiring a court to register certain orders for protection against domestic violence issued by a court located outside this state; creating the office of ombudsman for victims of domestic violence; creating an account for programs related to domestic violence; requiring the appointment of a committee on domestic violence; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 170–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Evans, Giunchigliani, Krenzer, Anderson, Hickey, Segerblom, Sandoval, Perkins, Carpenter, Koivisto, Collins, Nolan, Manendo, Berman, de Braga, Dini, Buckley, Tiffany, Amodei, Herrera, Goldwater, Arberry, Bache, Freeman, Parks, Lee, Chowning, Williams, Price, Close, Humke, Hettrick, Ernaut, Mortenson, Lambert, Braunlin, Von Tobel, Neighbors, Gustavson, Cegavske and Marvel. Approved July 16, 1997

1799

477

AN ACT relating to water systems; establishing procedures for the acceptance by this state of subsidies under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act; increasing the amount of general obligation bonds that may be issued to provide grants to publicly owned water systems for capital improvements; repealing the authority of the board for financing water projects to make loans to community water systems for capital improvements; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 302–Senator Adler. Approved July 16, 1997

1821

478

AN ACT relating to projects of capital improvement; making appropriations from the state general fund and the state highway fund; providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state; authorizing certain expenditures by the State Public Works Board; requiring the repayment for certain projects by certain state agencies; levying a property tax to support the consolidated bond interest and redemption fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 670–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

1827

479

AN ACT relating to courses of study; providing for independent study by full-time pupils in high schools; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 169–Senator Adler. Approved July 16, 1997

1839

480

AN ACT relating to public education; authorizing the formation of charter schools; restricting the number of charter schools that may be formed in certain counties; providing an exception from the limitation for charter schools that provide educational services to pupils who are at risk; authorizing the board of trustees of school districts to sponsor charter schools; prescribing the process by which an application to form a charter school is submitted and approved; providing for the financial support of charter schools; exempting charter schools from certain statutes applicable to public schools; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 220–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 16, 1997

1840

481

AN ACT relating to public highways; urging the department of transportation to cooperate with other entities in determining the feasibility of constructing a sound barrier alongside a certain portion of U.S. Highway No. 515 in Henderson; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 3–Assemblywoman Segerblom. Approved July 16, 1997

1879

482

AN ACT relating to governmental administration; reorganizing the public service commission of Nevada into the public utilities commission of Nevada and defining its duties; creating the transportation services authority and defining its duties; transferring the regulation of certain transportation carriers from the public service commission to the transportation services authority; creating the bureau of consumer protection in the office of the attorney general and defining its duties; transferring the duties of the office of the advocate for customers of public utilities in the office of the attorney general to the bureau of consumer protection; revising provisions governing the regulation of electric services and gas services; requiring the central assessment of certain property; requiring the executive director of the department of taxation to submit a report to the legislature; revising the restrictions on refiner’s operation of service stations; revising the Utility Environmental Protection Act; making technical changes; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 366–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

1880

483

AN ACT relating to children; requiring an applicant for the issuance or renewal of certain licenses, certificates or permits to submit a statement indicating whether the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and whether he is in compliance with that order or a plan for the repayment of the money owed pursuant to the order; prohibiting the issuance or renewal of such a license, certificate or permit if the applicant indicates on the statement that he is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with such an order or plan; requiring the district court to suspend the professional, occupational or recreational licenses, certificates and permits issued to a person who has failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant relating to a proceeding to determine the paternity of a child or to establish or enforce an obligation for the support of one or more children or issued to a person who is in arrears in the payment for the support of one or more children; requiring the social security numbers of applicants for certain licenses, certificates or permits to be included in the applications therefor; requiring the welfare division of the department of human resources to conduct a study of the effectiveness of the provisions of the act; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 356–Senator Titus. Approved July 16, 1997

2025

484

AN ACT relating to public improvements; authorizing certain counties to establish a schedule of penalties for the delinquent payment of the surcharge on certain telephone lines and services to pay for the enhancement of telephone systems for reporting emergencies in those counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 173–Committee on Infrastructure. Approved July 16, 1997

2212

485

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring a used vehicle dealer to conduct certain inspections on certain vehicles that he sells to a retail customer; requiring a used vehicle dealer to offer to sell certain warranties for certain used vehicles that he sells to retail customers or to disclose certain defects in those vehicles; authorizing a retail customer of a used vehicle to file a complaint with the department of motor vehicles and public safety regarding a violation of those provisions; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 178–Assemblymen Buckley, Ohrenschall, Anderson, Perkins, Close, Arberry, Giunchigliani, Amodei, Segerblom, Mortenson, Evans, Krenzer, Williams, Manendo, Koivisto, Chowning, Collins, Price, Nolan, Carpenter, Hickey, Neighbors, Marvel, Parks, Cegavske, Sandoval and Hettrick. Approved July 16, 1997

2214

486

AN ACT relating to public welfare; creating the fund for the institutional care of the medically indigent; revising the state plan for Medicaid; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 183–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 16, 1997

2217

487

AN ACT relating to public employees; authorizing the establishment of a program for payment of the normal salary of a police officer or fireman in lieu of compensation for industrial injury or occupational disease in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 184–Assemblymen Nolan and Anderson. Approved July 16, 1997

2220

488

AN ACT relating to water resources; revising provisions governing the channel clearance, surveying and monumenting program; increasing the amount retained in the account for the program; providing immunity from civil liability to the state and any city, county or other political subdivision for certain actions relating to the program; making an appropriation to the account; making appropriations for repairs and improvements relating to the South Fork Dam; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 190–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2221

489

AN ACT relating to public welfare; making various statutory changes in accordance with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; limiting the eligibility of aliens for certain public benefits; providing for the establishment of programs to provide assistance for the care and development of children and to provide temporary assistance for needy families; revising the powers and duties of the state welfare board and the welfare division of the department of human resources; requiring the department of employment, training and rehabilitation to employ job development coordinators to promote the creation of jobs for recipients of public assistance; revising the provisions governing the establishment of paternity and the enforcement of an obligation for the support of a child; requiring the inclusion of social security numbers in certain documents; adopting the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; providing procedures for the protection of confidential information relating to persons who apply for or receive medical or financial assistance from counties; requiring the establishment of a directory of newly hired employees and the submission by employers of certain information to the directory; providing civil penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 401–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 16, 1997

2223

490

AN ACT relating to education; revising the provisions governing the program to provide pupils with the skills to make the transition from school to careers; repealing the prospective expiration of the authority of boards of trustees of school districts to establish rules concerning school-based decision making; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 191–Assemblymen Evans, Anderson, Freeman, Goldwater, de Braga, Buckley, Sandoval, Segerblom, Herrera, Koivisto, Braunlin, Lambert, Manendo, Perkins, Giunchigliani, Krenzer, Arberry, Hettrick, Carpenter, Williams, Ohrenschall, Price, Dini, Humke, Chowning, Collins, Bache, Ernaut, Parks, Tiffany and Berman. Approved July 16, 1997

2354

491

AN ACT relating to the financing of school construction; increasing the limitation on the population of school districts authorized to request the imposition of a tax on residential construction to construct, remodel and make additions to school buildings; increasing the maximum amount of such tax that may be imposed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 198–Assemblyman Hettrick. Approved July 16, 1997

2358

492

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing for a study of the feasibility of consolidating the collection of taxes and fees within the Department of Taxation and the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety, and of the cost of collecting taxes and fees on behalf of local governments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 204–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 16, 1997

2359

493

AN ACT relating to the resolution of disputes; authorizing the increase of fees imposed for the filing of civil actions and responses thereto for the support of certain programs; authorizing the board of county commissioners in smaller counties to impose an additional fee for the filing of civil actions and responses thereto for the support of programs for the prevention or treatment of the abuse of alcohol or drugs; providing for the establishment of neighborhood justice centers in certain additional counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 208–Assemblymen Anderson, Williams, Ohrenschall, Segerblom, Carpenter, Tiffany, Hickey, Krenzer, Price, Sandoval, Mortenson, Collins, Chowning, Manendo, Hettrick, Perkins, de Braga, Marvel, Von Tobel, Amodei, Ernaut, Neighbors, Humke, Herrera, Goldwater, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Bache and Freeman. Approved July 16, 1997

2361

494

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising the provisions governing discovery in criminal cases; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 210–Assemblymen Anderson and Humke. Approved July 16, 1997

2364

495

AN ACT relating to financial services; requiring the registration of persons who provide check-cashing and deferred deposit services; requiring the commissioner of financial institutions to adopt regulations governing those persons; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 211–Assemblymen Williams, Arberry, Herrera, Freeman, Ohrenschall, Bache, Carpenter, Amodei, Krenzer, Cegavske, Mortenson, Berman, Collins, Sandoval, Anderson, de Braga, Manendo, Tiffany, Ernaut, Goldwater, Perkins, Chowning, Buckley, Giunchigliani, Von Tobel, Hickey, Neighbors, Segerblom, Evans, Nolan, Price, Humke, Koivisto, Parks, Lambert, Lee, Dini and Braunlin. Approved July 16, 1997

2370

496

AN ACT relating to taxation; creating the Tahoe-Douglas Visitor’s Authority; imposing a separate tax on lodging within the Tahoe Township in Douglas County; excluding that area from the operation of the Douglas County Lodgers Tax Law; making various changes to the Douglas County Lodgers Tax Law; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 616–Committee On Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2375

497

AN ACT relating to public records; limiting the amount of a fee that a governmental entity may charge for providing a copy of a public record in certain circumstances; authorizing a governmental entity to charge an additional fee or waive a fee for a copy of a public record in certain circumstances; requiring a governmental entity to post a notice or make available a list of the fees it charges to provide a copy of a public record; requiring a governmental entity to provide a copy of a public record in the medium requested; establishing a study to determine the effect of certain provisions of this act on governmental entities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 214–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2384

498

AN ACT making an appropriation to the mental hygiene and mental retardation division of the department of human resources for the position of a psychologist; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 225–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2387

499

AN ACT making an appropriation to Nye County for the establishment of a Tonopah Mining Park and for improvements to the Central Nevada Museum; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 252–Assemblyman Neighbors. Approved July 16, 1997

2388

500

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Office of the Governor for Nevada’s share of the start-up costs for the Western Governors University; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 259–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2389

501

AN ACT making an appropriation to the North Las Vegas Library District for the advanced planning through design development of a second public library in North Las Vegas; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 265–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2389

502

AN ACT making appropriations to the Department of Education for certain nonprofit public broadcasting stations, for the Governor’s Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust, and for programs, personnel and educational services for American Indian children and culturally diverse children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 266–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2390

503

AN ACT making an appropriation to the account for local cultural activities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 268–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2391

504

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; allowing a prosecuting attorney to dismiss a case without prejudice in certain situations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 270–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

2391

505

AN ACT relating to compensation for unemployment; revising provisions governing the disqualification of a person to receive benefits when he voluntarily leaves employment to seek other employment; providing an exception to charging benefits against the record of the base-period employer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 279–Assemblymen Ernaut, Hettrick, Carpenter, Hickey, Tiffany, Von Tobel, Amodei, Cegavske, Gustavson, Braunlin, Lambert, Humke, Nolan, Berman, Mortenson, Chowning and Sandoval. Approved July 16, 1997

2393

506

AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing counties to impose sales and use taxes for infrastructure; authorizing Washoe County to impose a tax on the rental of transient lodging for railroad grade separation projects under certain circumstances; authorizing certain cities and the Las Vegas Valley Water District to impose an excise tax on the use of water for water facilities; requiring the legislative auditor to conduct a performance audit of the Southern Nevada Water Authority; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 291–Committee on Infrastructure. Approved July 16, 1997

2394

507

AN ACT relating to unincorporated towns; requiring the title and a detailed summary of certain proposed ordinances to be published before the meeting at which the ordinance is to be adopted or otherwise acted upon by the town board or board of county commissioners; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 296–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2409

508

AN ACT relating to prisoners; providing for residential confinement of certain prisoners who are terminally ill or physically incapacitated; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 298–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2410

509

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; authorizing the department of transportation to issue a permit for the movement of a manufactured home or mobile home or similar type of vehicle or structure of a certain width upon a showing of good cause; authorizing the department of transportation to adopt regulations establishing standards for the movement of such vehicles or structures; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 318–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

2415

510

AN ACT relating to state property; authorizing state agencies to contract with independent contractors to provide security services under certain circumstances; providing for the qualifications of such independent contractors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 319–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2417

511

AN ACT making an appropriation to the University and Community College System of Nevada for the relocation of the UNR Fire Protection Training Academy to the Dodd-Beals Facility in Carlin, Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 329–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2417

512

AN ACT relating to local governments and the division of land; revising various provisions relating to maps of subdivisions of land; authorizing professional land surveyors to request the correction or amendment of certain maps; revising the procedures governing the review of an application for the granting of a variance, special use permit or special exception in certain circumstances; allowing a local government to authorize a planning commission or certain persons to make decisions relating to certain matters of planning and zoning; providing a procedure for an appeal of such decisions; revising the provisions governing the acquisition, vacation or abandonment of certain real property by a local government; requiring that certain signs remain erected until the final disposition of certain applications; expanding the duties of a hearing examiner; revising the requirements relating to final maps and maps of reversion; revising the period during which certain decisions regarding a parcel map may be appealed; authorizing approval of the vacation or abandonment of a street or easement in conjunction with approval of a tentative map; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 330–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2418

513

AN ACT relating to mass transit; designating the department of transportation as the oversight agency on certain fixed guideway projects; authorizing a regional transportation commission to use certain methods of procurement for such a project and the rolling stock therefor; specifying that certain tax proceeds may be used to pay the cost of such projects; providing for the establishment of monorails in certain counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 333–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

2439

514

AN ACT making an appropriation to the City of Sparks for the remodeling of the Sparks Heritage Museum; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 346–Assemblymen Anderson, Buckley, Ohrenschall, Evans, Chowning, Freeman, Arberry, Krenzer, Segerblom, Goldwater, Herrera and Lee. Approved July 16, 1997

2447

515

AN ACT relating to cities; authorizing a special election to fill vacancies on the governing body of a city; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 349–Assemblymen Collins, Chowning, Segerblom, Carpenter, Evans, Price, Sandoval, Manendo, Perkins, Buckley, Williams, Berman, Neighbors, Marvel, Von Tobel, Herrera, Ohrenschall, Amodei, Humke, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Bache, Lambert, Parks, Braunlin, Koivisto, Lee, Gustavson, Krenzer, Nolan and Cegavske. Approved July 16, 1997

2448

516

AN ACT relating to governmental administration; revising provisions governing the review of plans for school facilities; authorizing school districts to enter lease agreements for school facilities with an option to purchase the facilities; requiring the boards of trustees of school districts in certain counties to establish oversight panels for school facilities; prescribing the membership and duties of the oversight panels; increasing the room tax fee and the real property transfer tax for the support of capital projects of school districts; authorizing the board of trustees of each school district to issue bonds without holding an election in certain circumstances; creating the state planning commission for school facilities; prescribing the membership and duties of the commission; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 353–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Collins, Arberry, Bache, Parks, Koivisto, Goldwater, Herrera, Tiffany, de Braga, Price, Marvel, Ohrenschall, Amodei, Anderson, Freeman, Lee, Buckley, Perkins, Chowning, Manendo, Evans, Krenzer, Segerblom and Neighbors. Approved July 16, 1997

2454

517

AN ACT relating to children; revising provisions governing the protection of children from abuse or neglect; requiring an immediate investigation of a report of abuse or neglect under certain circumstances; authorizing the release of information concerning such a report or an investigation to certain persons; prohibiting such persons from making public any such information obtained; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 356–Assemblymen Humke, Evans, Von Tobel, Manendo, Anderson, Marvel, Freeman, Carpenter, Hickey, Gustavson, Mortenson, Ohrenschall, Segerblom, Lee, Neighbors, de Braga, Berman, Williams, Perkins, Arberry, Amodei, Sandoval, Cegavske, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Herrera, Parks, Lambert, Bache, Braunlin, Close, Hettrick, Ernaut, Koivisto, Nolan, Krenzer, Dini, Tiffany, Price, Chowning and Collins. Approved July 16, 1997

2471

518

AN ACT relating to entertainment; revising provisions governing the making of stage productions and motion pictures within this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 363–Assemblymen Segerblom, Ohrenschall, Perkins, Williams, Herrera, Carpenter, Lee, Koivisto, Anderson, Krenzer, Giunchigliani, Freeman, Amodei, de Braga, Parks, Lambert, Bache, Marvel, Neighbors, Manendo, Collins, Von Tobel, Humke, Goldwater, Tiffany and Evans. Approved July 16, 1997

2479

519

AN ACT relating to transportation; directing the Regional Transportation Commission of Clark County and the Nevada Department of Transportation to examine the feasibility of constructing an elevated fixed guideway system of mass transit in Clark County; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 365–Assemblymen Collins, Parks, Lee, Koivisto, Manendo, Herrera, Nolan, Chowning, Arberry, Amodei, Bache, Giunchigliani, Ohrenschall, Goldwater, Buckley, Sandoval, Williams, Ernaut, Price, Krenzer, Hickey, Tiffany and Segerblom. Approved July 16, 1997

2482

520

AN ACT relating to construction; requiring that all construction, alteration or change in the use of a building or other structure in this state be in compliance with the edition of the National Electrical Code most recently approved by the governing body of the city or county in which the building or other structure is located; requiring the governing body of a city or county to review each new edition of the National Electrical Code for suitability for that city or county; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 371–Assemblyman Neighbors. Approved July 16, 1997

2483

521

AN ACT relating to public finance; requiring budgeted funding as a condition precedent to the construction of a capital improvement and during its useful life; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 374–Assemblymen Hettrick, Chowning, Dini, Evans, Humke, Braunlin, Cegavske, Berman, Gustavson, Krenzer, Parks, Koivisto, Sandoval, Ernaut, Lee, Lambert, Freeman, Bache, Buckley, Williams, de Braga, Neighbors, Marvel, Von Tobel, Ohrenschall, Amodei, Close, Herrera, Goldwater, Tiffany, Nolan, Segerblom, Carpenter, Hickey, Anderson, Mortenson, Price, Manendo, Arberry and Giunchigliani. Approved July 16, 1997

2484

522

AN ACT relating to education; making various changes relating to education; requiring the accreditation of public schools; requiring the board of trustees of school districts to prescribe certain examinations; authorizing the board of trustees to adopt a policy of school uniforms for pupils and a dress code for teachers; revising the provisions governing the suspension and expulsion of pupils; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 376–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Arberry, Goldwater, Herrera, Ohrenschall, Krenzer, Parks, Koivisto, Collins, Bache, Buckley, Amodei, Freeman, Tiffany, Anderson, Lee, Perkins, de Braga, Neighbors, Williams, Manendo, Price and Segerblom. Approved July 16, 1997

2487

523

AN ACT relating to local improvement districts; authorizing the governing body of a municipality to create a local improvement district to provide for the conversion of service facilities that are above ground to underground facilities; authorizing combinations and reapportionments of special assessments levied on tracts in local improvement districts under certain circumstances; providing for the issuance of bonds to refund all or any portion of the outstanding bonds of one or more improvement districts under certain circumstances; providing for the amendment of assessment ordinances under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 379–Committee on Infrastructure. Approved July 16, 1997

2493

524

AN ACT relating to crimes; requiring certification by a panel before offenders convicted of certain crimes may be released on parole; requiring certification by a psychologist or a psychiatrist before offenders convicted of certain crimes may be released on probation; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 5–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

2500

525

AN ACT relating to the legislature; increasing the amount of official stationery and business cards that legislators are entitled to receive at the expense of the legislative fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 30–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations. Approved July 16, 1997

2513

526

AN ACT relating to the charter of the City of Las Vegas; authorizing the City of Las Vegas to increase or decrease the number of wards in the city; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 38–Senator Neal. Approved July 16, 1997

2514

527

AN ACT relating to peace officers; authorizing the creation of a review board to advise the governing body of a political subdivision on issues concerning peace officers, school police officers, constables and deputies of constables; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 39–Senator Neal. Approved July 16, 1997

2515

528

AN ACT relating to deviant sexual acts; requiring the director of the department of motor vehicles and public safety to establish a program to compile and analyze data concerning sex offenders and juveniles who commit delinquent acts relating to sex; requiring the division of child and family services of the department of human resources to provide certain information to the program; requiring that the director report statistical data and findings from the program to the legislature and the advisory commission on sentencing; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 103–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

2518

529

AN ACT relating to crimes; prohibiting a person employed in a position of authority by a public school or private school from engaging in sexual conduct with a pupil who is 16 or 17 years of age; prohibiting a person employed in a position of authority by a college or university from engaging in sexual conduct with a student who is 16 or 17 years of age; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 122–Senator McGinness. Approved July 16, 1997

2522

530

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; revising the penalty for exceeding the posted speed limit under certain circumstances; excluding such a violation from the demerit system established by the department of motor vehicles and public safety; prohibiting insurers from raising rates for motor vehicle insurance based on such a violation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 137–Senator Rhoads. Approved July 16, 1997

2524

531

AN ACT relating to governmental services; authorizing the department of human resources and the department of education to issue subpoenas at an administrative hearing conducted pursuant to certain federal law; revising other provisions governing the issuance of specified subpoenas by the department of human resources; repealing the requirement that the department of human resources disseminate a listing of hospitals and their charges for services and prohibiting the department from collecting or maintaining certain information; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 148–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2525

532

AN ACT relating to education; requiring public schools to comply with certain provisions of federal law governing the release and elicitation of certain information concerning pupils; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 168–Senators O’Connell and Washington. Approved July 16, 1997

2528

533

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Governor’s Mansion for the repair or replacement of furniture and equipment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 174–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2529

534

AN ACT making an appropriation to the fund to stabilize the operation of the state government; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 187–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2530

535

AN ACT making an appropriation to the legislative fund to establish an interactive video broadcast system between the Legislative Building and the Grant Sawyer State Office Building; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 196–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2530

536

AN ACT relating to recreation; making an appropriation to the Division of State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for park improvement projects; extending the period of authorized expenditure for certain money previously appropriated for park facilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 200–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2531

537

AN ACT relating to the commission for the preservation of wild horses; placing the commission within the state department of conservation and natural resources; revising the duties of the commission; prohibiting the filing of certain documents on behalf of the commission unless approved by the director of the state department of conservation and natural resources; abolishing the fund for the commission for the preservation of wild horses; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 211–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 16, 1997

2532

538

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; creating the disaster relief fund to provide grants or loans of money to state agencies or local governments for certain expenses incurred because of a disaster; creating the emergency assistance account within that fund to provide assistance in the event of a natural or technological emergency or disaster; providing for the administration of the fund and the account; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 218–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2538

539

AN ACT relating to businesses; authorizing a pawnbroker who receives a motor vehicle in pledge as security for a loan to store the motor vehicle; allowing property received in pledge by a pawnbroker to be removed from his place of business pursuant to a search warrant; increasing the interest rate a pawnbroker may charge and receive for money loaned on certain personal property; prohibiting a junk dealer or secondhand dealer from selling a motor vehicle to the person from whom the motor vehicle was bought; clarifying that a person who buys and sells antiques and collectibles is a secondhand dealer; revising the provisions relating to the period for the retention of certain types of property by secondhand dealers; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 242–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 16, 1997

2545

540

AN ACT relating to electric facilities; revising the provisions that require the establishment of a service district to assess the cost of underground electric facilities against the specially benefited lots; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 283–Senator Augustine. Approved July 16, 1997

2550

541

AN ACT relating to animals; prohibiting certain entities from releasing certain animals for adoption unless those animals have been sterilized; requiring persons who adopt certain unsterilized animals to enter into an agreement for the sterilization of those animals; requiring that an agreement for sterilization contain certain matters; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 310–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 16, 1997

2553

542

AN ACT relating to redevelopment; providing for the termination of redevelopment plans; requiring each proposal for a redevelopment project instead of the redevelopment plan to include an employment plan; prohibiting a redevelopment agency from issuing securities and incurring debt to finance a redevelopment plan beyond 20 years after the date on which the plan is adopted; prohibiting the use for redevelopment of certain portions of taxes approved by the voters of a taxing agency for the repayment of bonded indebtedness or attributable to a new or increased tax rate; removing the limitation on the total revenue paid to all redevelopment agencies of a municipality; repealing the provisions governing tax increment areas; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 312–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2557

543

AN ACT making appropriations to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety for the establishment and maintenance of a branch office in Mesquite; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 315–Senator Porter. Approved July 16, 1997

2575

544

AN ACT relating to professions; revising the provisions governing disciplinary action that may be taken against funeral directors, embalmers and operators of cemeteries and crematories; revising the provisions governing the licensing of an embalmer who is licensed in another state; authorizing the state board of funeral directors, embalmers and operators of cemeteries and crematories to allow embalming under certain circumstances; revising the provisions governing the disposition of the cremated remains of certain dead bodies by an operator of a crematory; prohibiting an operator of a crematory from charging a public officer a fee for storing cremated remains; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 320–Senator Shaffer. Approved July 16, 1997

2576

545

AN ACT relating to veterans; requiring a home for veterans to be established at a site determined to be appropriate by the interim finance committee; changing the names of the positions of Nevada commissioner and deputy commissioner for veteran affairs; requiring the executive director for veteran affairs to maintain and operate a home for veterans; making various changes to the provisions regarding the appointment of the executive director and the deputy executive director for veteran affairs; transferring the duties of the executive director and the deputy executive director for veteran affairs to the office of the military; changing the name of the Nevada veterans’ advisory commission; making various changes to the provisions regarding the procedures for the operation of veterans’ cemeteries; revising the provisions relating to the use of gifts of money or personal property donated to veterans’ cemeteries; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 327–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2582

546

AN ACT relating to actions concerning persons; changing the effective date of Assembly Bill No. 485 of this session; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 331–Senator Neal. Approved July 16, 1997

2593

547

AN ACT relating to taxation; clarifying the authority of the Nevada tax commission; revising certain provisions of the taxpayers’ bill of rights; reducing the rate of interest required for certain payments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 375–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 16, 1997

2594

548

AN ACT relating to the board of wildlife commissioners; providing that any regulations of the board relating to the closure of a season for hunting, fishing or trapping must be based upon scientific data obtained or developed by the division of wildlife of the state department of conservation and natural resources; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 398–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 16, 1997

2598

549

AN ACT relating to taxation; prohibiting a city or county from considering any tax on fuel or retail sales collected by a private enterprise when calculating certain fees and taxes required to be paid by that enterprise; providing certain rights for the payers of those fees and taxes; making various other changes concerning taxation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 424–Senator O’Connell. Approved July 16, 1997

2600

550

AN ACT relating to public welfare; creating the division of health care financing and policy within the department of human resources and providing its duties; reassigning certain duties of the welfare division of the department to the division of health care financing and policy and to the housing division of the department of business and industry; exempting the division of health care financing and policy from the requirements of the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act; revising certain provisions regarding reports of the abuse, neglect or exploitation of older persons; revising certain provisions that limit the increase in charges that a major hospital may impose; requiring the legislative committee on health care to conduct a study to evaluate expanding access to health care in this state and to make recommendations for establishing a mandatory Medicaid managed care program; making an appropriation; providing for the allocation and transfer of certain funding for the treatment of Medicaid patients, indigent patients and other low-income patients; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 427–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2604

551

AN ACT relating to vehicles; revising the method for crediting a portion of the privilege taxes paid on a vehicle when the registration for that vehicle is transferred; requiring the department of motor vehicles and public safety to refund registration fees and privilege taxes under certain circumstances; revising the registration fees for certain vehicles; providing for the exemption of certain vehicles from controls on emissions from engines; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 430–Senators Washington, O’Donnell, Augustine, Adler, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Regan, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer and Titus. Approved July 16, 1997

2645

552

AN ACT relating to convicted persons; providing for therapeutic communities in prison and programs of aftercare to treat certain offenders who are substance abusers; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 432–Senators Wiener, Rawson, James, Coffin, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Donnell, Porter, Regan, Shaffer and Titus. Approved July 16, 1997

2651

553

AN ACT relating to public welfare; requiring the department of human resources to establish and administer a program to provide certain services to persons with physical disabilities; requiring the department to request a waiver to amend the state plan for Medicaid to include those services as medical assistance under the plan; requiring the department to contract with the department of employment, training and rehabilitation to coordinate the provision of those services; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 433–Senators Rawson, Adler, Coffin, James, Mathews, O’Donnell, Regan, Schneider, Townsend, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 16, 1997

2659

554

AN ACT relating to crimes; revising the provisions governing the exhibition and distribution to minors of material that is harmful to minors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 436–Senators Rawson, James, Augustine, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Regan, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 16, 1997

2662

555

AN ACT relating to tow cars; requiring operators of tow cars to obtain certificates of public convenience and necessity before operating in this state; requiring the public service commission of Nevada to issue certificates of public convenience and necessity to all operators of tow cars who were previously authorized by the commission to operate in this state; authorizing the commission to regulate rates for towing services performed without the prior consent of the owner of the vehicle or the person authorized by the owner to operate the vehicle; requiring operators of tow cars to file their rates for towing services performed without the prior consent of the owner of the vehicle or the person authorized by the owner to operate the vehicle with the commission; requiring an operator of a tow car to file with the public service commission of Nevada his charges for preparing or satisfying a lien against a stored vehicle; making various changes concerning operators of tow cars; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 451–Senator Regan. Approved July 16, 1997

2664

556

AN ACT relating to construction; requiring contractors to provide certain notices; providing a penalty for making a false statement in recording a lien under certain circumstances; increasing the amount of certain bonds; limiting persons who may file certain liens on residential property; shortening the period for filing certain liens; making various other changes concerning contractors and liens; authorizing the creation of an advisory committee to study fraud among contractors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 458–Senator Porter. Approved July 16, 1997

2686

557

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; specifying the manner in which parts of the proposed budget for the executive department of the state government are confidential; revising deadlines for the submission of certain budgetary information; revising the provisions governing the procedure for the revision of work programs and allotments and acceptance of gifts and grants by state agencies; repealing the prospective expiration of certain provisions relating to governmental budgets; revising the effective dates of various legislative measures; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 460–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2700

558

AN ACT relating to financial administration; authorizing the use of money in the state permanent school fund to guarantee certain bonds issued by school districts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 468–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2707

559

AN ACT relating to actions concerning property; revising the provisions governing actions concerning constructional defects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 480–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

2715

560

AN ACT relating to aging persons; requiring the creation of a Nevada silver haired legislative forum to identify and act upon issues of importance to aging persons; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 489–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2724

561

AN ACT relating to state lands; authorizing Washoe County to use a portion of the fairgrounds land leased from the State of Nevada for the construction and maintenance of a county public building complex; exempting such land from a statutory trust; making legislative findings; directing the execution of an amendatory lease; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 491–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2726

562

AN ACT relating to state employees; establishing the maximum allowed salaries for employees in the unclassified service of the state; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 493–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2728

563

AN ACT relating to juveniles; authorizing the director of the department of administration to enter into a contract to finance, acquire and construct a correctional facility for juveniles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 495–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2738

564

AN ACT relating to state employees; establishing a maximum allowed salary for certain employees in the unclassified service of the state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 496–Committee on Finance. Approved July 16, 1997

2740

565

AN ACT relating to local governmental financial administration; requiring a city or county that imposes certain fees upon a public utility to provide to the public utility information concerning the identification of its customers; requiring a public utility to pay certain fees in legal tender of the United States; prohibiting a public utility from collecting certain delinquent fees from its customers; authorizing a city or county to provide by ordinance that certain fees imposed on a public utility may be collected from a governmental entity of the state if that entity is a customer of the public utility; prohibiting certain local governments from selling telecommunications service or the services of a community antenna television system to the general public; limiting the authority of certain local governments to purchase or construct facilities for providing telecommunications; limiting the authority of certain local governments to impose terms and conditions on franchises for the provision of telecommunications service, interactive computer service or the services of a community antenna television system; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 508–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2741

566

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; providing for industrial insurance coverage for pupils and teachers participating in the program to provide pupils with the skills to make the transition from school to work and for students who are performing certain types of volunteer work; revising the provisions governing industrial insurance coverage for a person who is an apprentice; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 504–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved July 16, 1997

2765

567

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Health Division of the Department of Human Resources for the continuation of the program developed by the perinatal substance abuse subcommittee of the Advisory Board on Maternal and Child Health; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 519–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 16, 1997

2768

568

AN ACT relating to education; revising provisions governing the administration and reporting of the achievement and proficiency examinations administered in the public schools; extending the period during which the department of education may expend certain money appropriated during the previous legislative session to pay for costs relating to standard examinations of achievement and proficiency of pupils; revising the date of the prospective reversion of that money; establishing certain requirements for the administration of those examinations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 523–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2768

569

AN ACT relating to pets; requiring that a retailer or dealer of dogs or cats provide certain information concerning the history of a dog or cat to any purchaser before the completion of the sale; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 405–Assemblyman Manendo (By Request). Approved July 16, 1997

2772

570

AN ACT relating to elections; requiring the notification of registrars of voters and certain county clerks when a registered voter is adjudicated insane or mentally incompetent; revising the provision that limits the authorized number of registered voters for a precinct in which a mechanical voting system is used; requiring the county and city clerks to prescribe the color of the ballots used in an election; revising the period during which a city clerk is required to provide a voting booth on the premises of his office for voting certain absent ballots; authorizing early voting by personal appearance in city elections; revising the period for filing an affidavit of candidacy for a city office; revising the period for filing an application to vote; revising the period for testing automatic tabulating equipment used in an election in certain counties and cities; authorizing the printing of ballots and other election materials outside this state under certain circumstances and with noncommercial printing establishments; revising the period for filing certain ballot questions with the county or city clerk; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 414–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 16, 1997

2776

571

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; revising provisions governing the movement of a vehicle that is unattended, disabled or involved in an accident; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 415–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

2798

572

AN ACT relating to water; requiring the Southern Nevada Water Authority to establish a program for the management of the ground water in the Las Vegas Valley Ground Water Basin; authorizing the Southern Nevada Water Authority to assess fees to fund certain activities related to the program; providing for the preparation of certain reports relating to the program; creating an advisory committee and defining its duties; requiring the submission of biennial reports to the Legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 436–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2799

573

AN ACT relating to the secretary of state; requiring the refund of a fee paid to file a document if the document is not processed in a timely manner; creating petty cash accounts; repealing the revolving account for the office of the secretary of state; eliminating the duty of the secretary of state to maintain custody of the deeds and conveyances of the state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 437–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2804

574

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the prospective reversion date for the appropriation previously made for perinatal care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 447–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2821

575

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates for the support of public education; imposing a fee for the issuance or renewal of such license plates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 451–Assemblymen Manendo, Chowning, Segerblom, Bache, Ohrenschall, Freeman, Price, Herrera, Neighbors, Amodei, Von Tobel, Hickey, Williams, Sandoval, Buckley, Berman, Nolan, Koivisto, Gustavson, Collins, Anderson, Lambert, Cegavske, Goldwater, de Braga, Marvel, Dini, Krenzer, Mortenson, Lee, Braunlin, Parks, Evans, Close, Giunchigliani, Arberry, Humke and Tiffany. Approved July 16, 1997

2822

576

AN ACT relating to education; revising the provisions governing the adjustment of apportionments from the distributive school account to compensate for delinquent taxes on certain property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 453–Assemblyman Neighbors. Approved July 16, 1997

2825

577

AN ACT relating to municipal obligations; eliminating the authority of a municipality to propose the issuance or incurrence of general obligation bonds at a primary municipal election or a primary general election; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 454–Assemblymen Humke, Close, Lee, Mortenson, Parks, Amodei, Neighbors, Segerblom, Marvel, Hettrick, Herrera and Carpenter. Approved July 16, 1997

2826

578

AN ACT relating to roads; urging a regional transportation commission or local government that is considering the placement of a new road within its jurisdiction to advertise the location of the proposed new road; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 455–Assemblymen Humke, Evans, Lambert, Hettrick, Von Tobel, Gustavson, Segerblom, Collins, Parks, Herrera, Koivisto, Lee, Manendo, Giunchigliani, Anderson, Buckley, Marvel, Williams, Goldwater, Braunlin, Close, Mortenson, Neighbors, Tiffany, Amodei, Bache, Chowning, Arberry, Carpenter and Sandoval. Approved July 16, 1997

2828

579

AN ACT making various appropriations for certain facilities for children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 464–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2828

580

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the prospective date for the reversion of certain previously appropriated money for the California-Nevada Super Speed Ground Transportation Commission; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 465–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2829

581

AN ACT making appropriations to Storey County to repair the damage resulting from the vandalism of the Virginia City Cemetery and to Lyon County for the costs related to building a fence around the Stockton Wells Station; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 474–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2830

582

AN ACT relating to special fuel; authorizing the operation or maintenance of certain motor vehicles on the highways of this state which are propelled by special fuel that is dyed and exempt from the tax imposed on that fuel; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 482–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 16, 1997

2831

583

AN ACT relating to pupils; requiring the boards of trustees of school districts to create advisory boards to review school attendance; requiring the principal of a school to report to the appropriate local law enforcement agency the name of any pupil enrolled in the school who is a habitual truant; requiring a juvenile court to take certain actions against a pupil who is found to be a habitual truant; requiring the board of trustees of each school district to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a policy that requires pupils to remain on the school grounds during the period the pupils are required to be in school; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 486–Committee on Education. Approved July 16, 1997

2832

584

AN ACT relating to vehicles; redefining a rebuilt vehicle; providing for the issuance of identifying cards by licensees of the department of motor vehicles and public safety; specifically authorizing operators of salvage pools to foreclose liens on vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 496–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

2861

585

AN ACT relating to financial administration; revising certain provisions governing the investment of proceeds from the bonds issued by the state and local governments; revising the provisions governing the apportionment of certain costs of metropolitan police departments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 501–Assemblyman Ernaut. Approved July 16, 1997

2865

586

AN ACT relating to insurance; making various changes relating to the availability and portability of health insurance for individuals, small employers and groups in certain circumstances; providing certain minimum benefits for mothers and newborn infants; providing parity for benefits for treatment of mental health in certain circumstances; establishing a program of reinsurance to insure certain eligible employees and persons; creating a board of directors of the program of reinsurance and defining its duties; providing for an assessment to pay for the program of reinsurance; providing certain civil immunity relating to the program of reinsurance; creating a committee on health benefit plans and defining its duties; providing penalties; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 521–Committee on Commerce. Approved July 16, 1997

2883

587

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; requiring the development of criteria for certain business plans for use in future state budget processes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 524–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

2964

588

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the provisions governing the use of the proceeds from the county motor vehicle fuel tax in certain counties and certain sales and use taxes to allow use for maintenance and repair of roads; requiring each county and incorporated city to submit a list to the department of transportation setting forth each road or street maintained by the county or city; defining the term “construction, maintenance and repair” for the purposes of using the proceeds of certain taxes on motor vehicle fuel; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 525–Assemblyman Carpenter. Approved July 16, 1997

2965

589

AN ACT relating to public works; requiring timely payments to certain design professionals on public works; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 527–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2975

590

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates that encourage the donation of human organs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 529–Assemblymen Braunlin, Chowning, Parks, Sandoval, Lambert, Amodei, Mortenson, Von Tobel, Neighbors, Carpenter, Nolan, Bache, Koivisto, Gustavson, Collins, Lee and Anderson. Approved July 16, 1997

2976

591

AN ACT relating to geology; defining “professional geologist” and “science of geology”; requiring that the director of the bureau of mines and geology be a professional geologist with expertise in the science of geology; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 531–Assemblyman Sandoval. Approved July 16, 1997

2977

592

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing an exemption from certain sales and use taxes and from the ad valorem tax on personal property for certain publicly displayed works of art; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 536–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 16, 1997

2979

593

AN ACT relating to public lands; expanding the list of lands that the Colorado River commission may purchase or acquire from the Federal Government pursuant to the Fort Mohave Valley Development Law; repealing the Eldorado Valley Development Law; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 540–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2980

594

AN ACT relating to mobile homes; requiring a landlord of a mobile home park to maintain driveways within the park and sidewalks adjacent to the street; prohibiting a landlord of a mobile home park from purchasing a mobile home within the park in certain circumstances; requiring the manufactured housing division of the department of business and industry to adopt regulations concerning continuing education requirements for sellers, dealers and installers of mobile homes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 541–Assemblymen Manendo, Buckley, Ohrenschall, Close, Koivisto, Price, Nolan, Segerblom, Collins, Herrera, Krenzer, Chowning, Bache, Williams, Perkins, Mortenson and Giunchigliani. Approved July 16, 1997

2983

595

AN ACT relating to identification cards for certain persons; authorizing the department of motor vehicles and public safety to issue identification cards to certain persons; providing that the address on an identification card may be changed without having to pay a fee; requiring that the unique identification number that appears on an identification card not be based on the holder’s social security number; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 542–Assemblywoman Cegavske. Approved July 16, 1997

2987

596

AN ACT relating to motor carriers; prohibiting a common motor carrier from operating or permitting the operation of a vehicle in passenger service without a certificate of public convenience and necessity; authorizing a law enforcement officer to tow certain vehicles being operated without a certificate of public convenience and necessity under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 545–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

2990

597

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; revising the provisions governing the licensing of short-term lessors of motor vehicles; imposing additional fees on such short-term lessors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 546–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

2992

598

AN ACT relating to public works projects; requiring the state public works board to adopt criteria and procedures to determine the qualifications of applicants to be bidders on contracts for public works projects of this state; requiring certain general contractors to require certain subcontractors to provide a bond; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 547–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

2994

599

AN ACT relating to special license plates; revising the provisions governing the fees collected by the department of motor vehicles and public safety for the issuance and renewal of certain special license plates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 552–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

2996

600

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Clark County School District for the continuation of the pilot program for the instruction of pupils whose primary language is not English; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 558–Assemblymen Chowning, Herrera, Goldwater, Krenzer, Cegavske, Close, Von Tobel, Giunchigliani, Evans, Collins, Mortenson, Sandoval, Gustavson, Lee, Koivisto, Parks, Buckley, Bache, Price, Anderson, Amodei, de Braga, Hickey, Neighbors and Hettrick. Approved July 16, 1997

3008

601

AN ACT relating to governmental services; providing for the creation of maintenance districts or units of assessment for the maintenance of landscaping, security walls and public lighting; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 570–Committee on Infrastructure. Approved July 16, 1997

3009

602

AN ACT relating to state securities; allowing certain agencies authorized to issue bonds to delegate the authority to sign contracts or accept binding bids for bonds to the state treasurer under certain circumstances; transferring certain duties relating to the issuance and redemption of state securities from the state board of examiners to the state board of finance; repealing certain requirements relating to the public sale of state securities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 576–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

3011

603

AN ACT relating to insurance; authorizing the commissioner of insurance to assess a fee for returned checks; prohibiting an insurer from transacting insurance in this state as a corporation, limited-liability company, limited partnership or limited-liability partnership; providing that an insurer need not offer, provide or make available uninsured or underinsured vehicle coverage in certain circumstances; prohibiting the appropriation, diversion or conversion of the assets of an insurer for personal use; revising the schedule of fees and charges of the division of insurance of the department of business and industry; revising provisions governing contracts of reinsurance ceded to assuming insurers; prohibiting a manager for reinsurance from ceding certain retrocessions on behalf of a reinsurer; requiring certain insurers to report information concerning their risk-based capital; prohibiting the cancellation, refusal to renew or increase of premiums for the renewal of certain policies of automobile liability insurance under certain circumstances; authorizing the issuance of limited licenses for adjusters; revising eligibility requirements for certain insurance licenses; prohibiting an insurance licensee knowingly to permit certain persons to transact insurance in this state; providing an administrative penalty for transacting insurance without a license; providing civil immunity to the commissioner of insurance and other persons in certain circumstances; revising the eligibility requirements for surplus lines brokers; revising provisions governing the liquidation of an insurer; prohibiting the secretary of state from accepting articles of incorporation and amendments thereto of unauthorized insurers; making various other changes relating to the regulation of insurance; making technical changes; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 578–Committee on Commerce. Approved July 16, 1997

3016

604

AN ACT relating to public utilities; prohibiting certain transactions relating to public utilities without the prior authorization of the public service commission of Nevada; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 581–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

3042

605

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; providing for the suspension of the driver’s license or permit of a person less than 21 years of age who drives with a certain percentage by weight of alcohol in his blood; requiring an officer to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent, guardian or custodian of a child less than 18 years of age who is directed to submit to an evidentiary test to determine whether he was driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 584–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

3044

606

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc., for the support of the construction of the memorial in Arlington National Cemetery; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 586–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3050

607

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates indicating support for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America; imposing a fee for the issuance or renewal of the license plates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 590–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

3051

608

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the prospective date for the reversion of the appropriation made during the previous session to the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and specifying its use; making appropriations for new and replacement equipment, for the replacement of a certain hanger door at the Minden airport and for personal equipment; authorizing the Director of the Department of Administration to make a loan from the state general fund to the budget account for fire suppression and emergency response of the Division of Forestry; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 602–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3055

609

AN ACT relating to the division of child and family services of the department of human resources; creating certain revolving accounts for the use of the division; providing for the use of the money in the revolving accounts; merging certain gift accounts in the department of human resources’ gift fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 607–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3057

610

AN ACT making an appropriation for the management of estray horses in the Virginia Range area in northern Nevada and creating a special account for the money appropriated; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 619–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining. Approved July 16, 1997

3059

611

AN ACT relating to traffic violations; providing for the reporting of certain violations observed by the driver of a school bus; increasing the penalty for certain violations involving a school bus; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 623–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 16, 1997

3060

612

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Transportation for the construction of a bridge east of the Vista Interchange of Interstate Highway No. 80; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 625–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3061

613

AN ACT relating to justices’ courts; revising the provision governing the number of justices of the peace authorized in townships; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 628–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

3062

614

AN ACT relating to elections; requiring fiscal notes for constitutional amendments and statewide measures proposed by initiative petitions or referenda to be prepared by the secretary of state upon consultation with the fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau; requiring the legislative counsel bureau to distribute copies of the fiscal notes for constitutional amendments and statewide measures to members of the legislature, public libraries, newspapers and broadcasters; providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 630–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 16, 1997

3063

615

AN ACT relating to the legislature; expanding the duties of the committee to consult with the legislative counsel; revising the provisions governing the reporting of certain expenditures made by lobbyists; creating a revolving account for the purchase and sale of souvenirs; making various other changes concerning the operation of the legislative counsel bureau; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 631–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. Approved July 16, 1997

3067

616

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Administration for the support of amateur athletics and recreational programs in certain larger counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 636–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3073

617

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Education for support of the “We the People...Project Citizen” program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 637–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3074

618

AN ACT relating to the commission on substance abuse education, prevention, enforcement and treatment; transferring the commission from the department of employment, training and rehabilitation to the department of motor vehicles and public safety; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 662–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3075

619

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; revising the provisions governing certain fees paid to the department of motor vehicles and public safety concerning the control of emissions from motor vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 641–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3079

620

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Human Resources to offset certain unanticipated expenses at the Caliente Youth Center; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 647–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3080

621

AN ACT relating to local governmental finances; prohibiting a local government from submitting certain claims for interest earned in a prior fiscal year on money received as an apportionment from the county treasurer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 648–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 16, 1997

3081

622

AN ACT relating to public works; requiring a public body to request from the labor commissioner an identifying number for each project and include that number in the advertisement for bids for the project; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 650–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 16, 1997

3081

623

AN ACT relating to veterans’ cemeteries; requiring the separate accounting of money donated for a restricted use at a veterans’ cemetery; authorizing the expenditure of such money; specifying that any money remaining in such an account at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 652–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3082

624

AN ACT relating to the department of information services; changing the name of the department of information services to the department of information technology; reorganizing the divisions of the department; changing the assignment of certain duties; abolishing the office of the coordinator of communications; repealing the provisions governing certain funds; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 661–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3083

625

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; authorizing an appeals officer in a proceeding relating to industrial insurance to order the attorney or representative of a party to pay certain costs for causing a continuance or delay of a scheduled hearing under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 663–Committee on Labor and Management. Approved July 16, 1997

3091

626

AN ACT relating to corporations; extending the rights of inspection enjoyed by certain stockholders under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 664–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 16, 1997

3092

627

AN ACT relating to public employees; making appropriations from the state general fund and the state highway fund to the state board of examiners for increases in the salaries of certain employees of the State of Nevada; increasing the salaries of certain employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 665–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3093

628

AN ACT relating to county hospital districts; making certain technical changes required to carry out the provisions of Assembly Bill No. 600 of this session; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 667–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 16, 1997

3099

629

AN ACT relating to the University and Community College System of Nevada; authorizing certain capital projects at the campuses in Las Vegas and Reno; authorizing the issuance of general obligations of the state to pay the cost of the projects; pledging certain revenues as additional security for those obligations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 669–Committee on Ways and Means. Approved July 16, 1997

3104

630

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the exemption from property tax provided for property used for the production of electrical energy from solar energy; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 256–Senators Titus, Wiener, Augustine, Adler, Coffin, Jacobsen, Neal, O’Donnell, Rawson, Regan, Schneider, Shaffer, James, Washington and McGinness. Approved July 17, 1997

3108

631

AN ACT relating to common-interest ownership; establishing various requirements for meetings of units’ owners associations; establishing the office of the ombudsman for owners in common-interest communities; requiring certain associations to pay an annual fee for the operation of the office; establishing requirements for an information statement that must be given, under certain circumstances, to a purchaser of a unit within a common-interest community; prohibiting an association from foreclosing a lien by sale under certain circumstances; prohibiting an association from exercising the power of eminent domain; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 314–Senators Schneider, O’Connell, Adler, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Regan, Shaffer, Titus, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 17, 1997

3110

632

AN ACT relating to historical markers; requiring the owner of private property to maintain a historical marker provided by a nonprofit organization in certain circumstances; requiring disclosure of the existence of the historical marker and the duty to maintain it to a purchaser of the private property; making the requirement retroactive and requiring replacement or return of certain historical markers which have been removed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 634–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3127

633

AN ACT relating to dog racing; making it a crime to conduct dog racing as a gaming activity in this state; prohibiting the Nevada gaming commission from issuing a license to conduct dog racing or pari-mutuel wagering in connection with any dog race; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 538–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3129

634

AN ACT relating to county hospital districts; providing in skeleton form for the establishment of a hospital district that includes territory within more than one county; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 600–Committee on Health and Human Services. Approved July 17, 1997

3134

635

AN ACT relating to the department of museums, library and arts; renaming the state council on the arts and the position of state librarian; providing for staggered terms of office for the members of the state council on libraries and literacy; authorizing the commission for cultural affairs to use money from the fund for the preservation and promotion of cultural resources to pay for administrative services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 50–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 17, 1997

3139

636

AN ACT relating to special proceedings; revising the provisions governing the sealing of criminal records; requiring a person who petitions for the sealing of criminal records to include a current, certified record of his criminal history from certain local law enforcement agencies; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 258–Senator Neal. Approved July 17, 1997

3159

637

AN ACT relating to labor; requiring certain employers to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of providing child care for their employees or reimbursing their employees for the costs of obtaining child care under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 275–Senator Neal. Approved July 17, 1997

3161

638

AN ACT relating to contractors; expanding the circumstances under which a person is exempt from the requirement to obtain a contractor’s license; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 150–Senator Washington. Approved July 17, 1997

3162

639

AN ACT relating to public works; prohibiting a public agency from requiring a bidder for a public works project to furnish certain documents concerning the preparation of his bid in certain circumstances; increasing the threshold amount for requiring performance and payment bonds from contractors on certain public works projects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 363–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3164

640

AN ACT relating to farm products; providing for the certification of an actual producer of an agricultural product of the soil; exempting such a person from certain taxes and fees relating to certain sales of that product; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 350–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 17, 1997

3166

641

AN ACT relating to prisoners; requiring a court to notify the department of prisons and the attorney general before issuing an order which affects the conditions of confinement of a prisoner; revising the provisions governing the allowance of credits against the sentence of an offender; revising the provisions governing deductions from the account of an offender; requiring a prisoner to pay for special transportation of a witness to a civil rights proceeding in federal court; clarifying certain provisions governing certification by a panel before certain offenders may be released on parole; revising the provisions governing the outside employment of a prisoner; providing that the director of the department of prisons may delegate certain powers; providing penalties; making various other changes concerning prisoners; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 328–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3174

642

AN ACT relating to trade practices; revising provisions governing the registration of, and the posting of security by, credit service organizations, organizations for buying goods or services at a discount, dance studios and health clubs; providing that certain activities related to the solicitation of charitable contributions constitute deceptive trade practices; authorizing the attorney general to issue subpoenas and make investigative demands for the purpose of investigating deceptive trade practices; providing penalties; revising the scope of persons who are required to register as sellers or salesmen in this state; requiring a seller who offers for sale information or opinions relating to sporting events and certain persons associated with such a seller to obtain a work card issued by the sheriff of the county in which the business of the seller is located; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 167–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 17, 1997

3192

643

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; providing for the compensation of members of the economic forum; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 35–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3213

644

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; making it an unfair act or practice for a motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or factory branch to prevent a dealer from selling or servicing another line or make of new vehicles under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 58–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 17, 1997

3214

645

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; requiring insurers to issue certificates of insurance to employers for whom the insurers provide industrial insurance; requiring employers to post those certificates at their places of business; authorizing the fraud control unit for industrial insurance established within the office of the attorney general to review the index of claims established by the administrator of the division of industrial relations of the department of business and industry; clarifying the penalty that may be imposed if an insurer fails to provide information for the index of claims; revising the provisions relating to fraudulent practices; requiring the administrator and the fraud control unit to establish certain procedures relating to the enforcement of the provisions prohibiting fraudulent practices; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 105–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 17, 1997

3216

646

AN ACT relating to substance abuse; making an appropriation to the Eighth Judicial District Court for continuation of the program of treatment for the abuse of alcohol or drugs; making an appropriation to the Second Judicial District for the treatment services for programs for the abuse of alcohol or controlled substances; and providing other matters properly related thereto. Senate Bill No. 135–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3226

647

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas for the expansion of the Early Childhood Exhibit and creation of the Parent Resource Center; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 182–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3226

648

AN ACT making appropriations to the Department of Administration for the implementation of the technology improvement plan for state government; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 201–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3227

649

AN ACT relating to education; making various changes to the provisions governing the investigation of the background of applicants for certain positions at postsecondary educational institutions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 313–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 17, 1997

3228

650

AN ACT relating to air pollution; establishing certain requirements for the establishment of fuel standards for mobile sources of air contaminants by local air pollution control agencies; providing that fuel standards for mobile sources of air contaminants must be established to achieve air quality standards that protect the health of the residents of this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 251–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 17, 1997

3229

651

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; authorizing leases and installment contracts which extend in duration beyond the 1997-99 biennium for purchase of certain equipment by agencies of the executive department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 229–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3230

652

AN ACT relating to mental health; authorizing the acceptance and use of certain donations, gifts and grants for programs that provide services to persons who are mentally ill or mentally retarded; requiring the mental hygiene and mental retardation division of the department of human resources to fill certain vacant positions; requiring the legislative commission to study the feasibility of an outpatient civil commitment law; making appropriations for certain programs, the purchase of vehicles and the renovation of certain facilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 319–Senator Townsend. Approved July 17, 1997

3231

653

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; revising the provisions governing appeals officers appointed to conduct hearings in contested cases involving industrial insurance benefits for injuries or death; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 219–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3234

654

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; requiring the court to provide certain information to victims of and witnesses to sexual or violent offenses; requiring the prosecuting attorney to provide certain information to victims of sexual or violent offenses committed by juveniles; providing that certain information pertaining to notification of victim and witnesses is confidential; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 6–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3236

655

AN ACT relating to governmental entities; creating the advisory council for prosecuting attorneys and prescribing its powers and duties; authorizing the planning commission of a city, county or region to include in its master plan a provision concerning the acquisition and use of certain land under federal management; requiring the state land use planning agency to cooperate with appropriate federal agencies in developing certain plans or statements of policy; and to prepare and submit a written report to the legislature; repealing the provision that requires the approval of the governor before certain plans or statements of policy of the state land use planning agency are put into effect; providing for the establishment of a program under the administration of the state librarian to provide grants of money to public libraries; requiring the department of human resources to conduct a study of the effectiveness of a system for semiautomated screening of certain medical tests; making various appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 497–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3246

656

AN ACT relating to emergency management; establishing a state disaster identification team; providing the powers and duties of the state disaster identification team; authorizing the release of certain information and records to the state disaster identification team; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 361–Senator Regan. Approved July 17, 1997

3258

657

AN ACT relating to regional planning; establishing the Southern Nevada Strategic Planning Authority; setting forth the purpose and duties of the Authority; creating a technical committee to advise the Authority; providing for the funding of the Authority; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 383–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3269

658

AN ACT relating to transportation; requiring the Board of Directors of the Department of Transportation to use money set aside for transportation activities pursuant to the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to carry out the North Shore Beautification and Water Quality Project; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 3–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 17, 1997

3273

659

AN ACT relating to governmental operations; revising the provisions governing the governor’s proclamation of constitution day and constitution week; authorizing local governments to institute programs to increase the participation of citizens in the development of public policy and the improvement of the operation of government; creating a repository within the department of museums, library and arts to store information regarding such programs; providing the powers of the director of the department concerning the repository; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 429–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations. Approved July 17, 1997

3275

660

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the formulas for the distribution of the proceeds of certain taxes; prohibiting certain governmental entities from pledging certain revenues to secure the payment of bonds or other obligations; revising the rate certain governmental entities must not exceed if levying an additional tax ad valorem under certain circumstances; requiring the executive director to allocate to certain governmental entities an amount equal to an amount calculated by using the average amount received from certain taxes for 2 fiscal years under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 254–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3278

661

AN ACT relating to the state legislature; creating a legislative committee to study the distribution among local governments of revenue from state and local taxes; providing the powers of the committee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 253–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3305

662

AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing a partial abatement of the property taxes on the personal property of certain new or expanded businesses; requiring the department of taxation to investigate certain persons claiming certain abatements, exemptions or deferrals of taxes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 233–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 17, 1997

3309

663

AN ACT relating to gaming; making various changes concerning the use of televised broadcasts; authorizing the state gaming control board to permit an establishment to relocate and transfer its license to a new location in certain circumstances; providing that certain information relating to applicants and licensees is confidential; prohibiting certain acts relating to wagering; revising certain provisions relating to off-track pari-mutuel wagering; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 318–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3313

664

AN ACT relating to child care; reducing the amount of the business tax for a business that provides for the care of the children of certain employees; providing immunity from civil liability to an employer for certain acts relating to child care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 450–Senators Augustine, Adler, Jacobsen, McGinness, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Townsend, Washington and Wiener. Approved July 17, 1997

3320

665

AN ACT relating to marriage; increasing the number of branch offices of the county clerk that may be designated by the board of county commissioners for the issuance of marriage licenses in certain counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 446–Senator Porter. Approved July 17, 1997

3323

666

AN ACT relating to state government; revising the provisions regarding the use of governmental property by specified public officers and employees under certain circumstances; providing for the filing of a statement of disclosure by a member of the legislature; revising the requirements for the submission of certain requests for opinions from the commission on ethics; revising the provisions regarding the confidentiality of matters before the commission; authorizing the commission to impose civil penalties and assess attorney’s fees against certain persons in certain circumstances; revising the provisions regarding the disclosure of gifts on statements of financial disclosure; eliminating the criminal penalty for willful failure to file a statement of financial disclosure; establishing a civil penalty for failure to file in a timely manner statements of financial disclosure; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 214–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3324

667

AN ACT relating to the Nevada commissioner for veteran affairs; revising the circumstances under which the commissioner may act as guardian of the estate of certain persons; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 478–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities. Approved July 17, 1997

3335

668

AN ACT relating to law enforcement; creating an implied agreement between law enforcement agencies regarding certain issues of liability when one law enforcement agency assists another such agency in the absence of an interlocal or cooperative agreement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 485–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3336

669

AN ACT relating to local governmental finances; expanding the duties of the county treasurer to include transmitting fiscal reports to each government entitled to a portion of the taxes received by the treasurer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 455–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 17, 1997

3337

670

AN ACT making an appropriation to the First Judicial District of the State of Nevada for the establishment of programs of treatment for the abuse of alcohol or drugs in certain judicial districts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 204–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3337

671

AN ACT relating to the state board of parole commissioners; requiring the board to compile and maintain detailed information concerning decisions regarding parole; changing the provisions relating to the professional experience of members of the board; increasing the number of hours of orientation and annual training for members of the board and case hearing representatives; requiring the board to review every 2 years its standards for making decisions regarding parole; making the adoption of regulations by the board subject to the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act; providing for staggered terms for members of the board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 17–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3338

672

AN ACT relating to civil actions; making a person who abuses, neglects or exploits certain older persons or vulnerable persons liable for two times the actual damages incurred by the older person or vulnerable person; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 80–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3344

673

AN ACT relating to taxation; increasing and providing for the adjustment of the amount of household income allowed for a senior citizen to qualify for a refund of a portion of the property tax on his primary residence; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 365–Senator Rawson. Approved July 17, 1997

3345

674

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; authorizing the administrators of jails and other local detention facilities to request participation in a modified program of industrial insurance for prisoners; requiring the division of industrial relations of the department of business and industry to adopt regulations setting forth such a program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 372–Committee on Commerce and Labor. Approved July 17, 1997

3347

675

AN ACT making an appropriation for the Governor’s “Classroom on Wheels” program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 378–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

3351

676

AN ACT relating to hazardous substances; prohibiting the use under certain circumstances of any substance or material that contains a diisocyanate in the maintenance or repair of a building owned or operated by a school district, a private school or the University and Community College System of Nevada; requiring schools to maintain and use certain information regarding hazardous chemicals; requiring the division of environmental protection of the state department of conservation and natural resources to prepare and distribute an informational pamphlet concerning diisocyanates; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 367–Senators Wiener, Townsend, Titus, Adler, Jacobsen, Mathews, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Regan, Schneider and Shaffer. Approved July 17, 1997

3352

677

AN ACT relating to public works; providing a civil penalty for the failure of a contractor engaged on a public work to report each workman employed on the public work to the labor commissioner and the public body awarding the contract; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 396–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

3355

678

AN ACT relating to the criminal justice system; revising certain provisions concerning admitting a person to bail; revising certain provisions relating to conditions of probation; authorizing the state board of parole commissioners to impose certain conditions of parole; revising certain provisions relating to residential confinement; increasing the fee that parolees and probationers must pay to defray the cost of supervision; imposing such a fee on certain offenders in residential confinement; providing for the formation of multidisciplinary teams to review and investigate the death of a victim of domestic violence; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 402–Senator Titus. Approved July 17, 1997

3356

679

AN ACT relating to eminent domain; revising the provisions governing the exercise of the power of eminent domain for certain purposes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 409–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

3365

680

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; requiring certain persons convicted of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance to install a device to prevent him from starting a motor vehicle if he has consumed intoxicating liquor under certain circumstances; prohibiting such persons from operating a motor vehicle which does not have such a device installed or from tampering with such a device; making various other changes; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 426–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 17, 1997

3367

681

AN ACT relating to motor carriers; revising provisions governing the amount of liability insurance or other surety required of motor carriers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 443–Committee on Transportation. Approved July 17, 1997

3373

682

AN ACT relating to bail bondsmen; requiring a person to be licensed by the commissioner of insurance to act in the capacity of a bail enforcement agent; revising the qualifications for licensure as a bail agent, bail solicitor or general agent; eliminating the requirement that a person obtain a license to act in the capacity of a property bondsman; revising the fees that may be charged by a bail agent for his services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 194–Senator Neal. Approved July 17, 1997

3374

683

AN ACT relating to grazing fees; establishing the minimum amount of fees that may be charged for certain leases of state land used for grazing livestock under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 472–Committee on Natural Resources. Approved July 17, 1997

3394

684

AN ACT relating to taxes; requiring that the tax imposed on certain special fuel be collected by special fuel dealers; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 434–Committee on Taxation. Approved July 17, 1997

3395

685

AN ACT relating to taxation; requiring the state treasurer to establish a program for the issuance of allodial titles for certain property; creating the allodial title trust fund; providing that property for which allodial title has been established is entitled to an exemption from execution for certain debts and judgments; authorizing a waiver of the exemption under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 403–Senator Rawson. Approved July 17, 1997

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AN ACT relating to elections; clarifying the application of Title 24 of NRS to city elections; requiring city clerks to appoint and train election board officers; requiring city clerks to maintain special polling places; requiring city clerks to extend the period for voting under certain circumstances; requiring city clerks to create a computer program and processing accuracy board; authorizing city clerks to create other election boards to assist in the processing of ballots; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 447–Committee on Government Affairs. Approved July 17, 1997

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AN ACT relating to qualified state tuition programs; establishing a trust fund for the prepayment of tuition at an institution of higher education; providing for the administration of the trust fund; providing that prepaid tuition contracts may be purchased until July 1, 2001; providing for the expiration of the trust fund when all obligations under the prepaid tuition contracts have been performed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 271–Committee on Finance. Approved July 17, 1997

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688

AN ACT relating to mental health care; making various changes concerning mentally ill persons; specifying additional rights of clients of certain facilities; revising provisions governing emergency admissions of persons to certain facilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 375–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Arberry, Buckley, Amodei, Freeman, Bache, Tiffany, Anderson, Lee, Koivisto, Parks, Lambert, Williams, Berman, de Braga, Collins, Chowning, Nolan, Manendo, Price, Segerblom, Carpenter, Hickey, Perkins, Marvel, Herrera, Goldwater and Close. Approved July 17, 1997

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689

AN ACT relating to gaming; making various changes to the provisions governing the regulation of gaming; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 419–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

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690

AN ACT relating to property; revising the provisions governing certain procedures for summary eviction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Assembly Bill No. 484–Committee on Judiciary. Approved July 17, 1997

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691

AN ACT relating to financial institutions; revising the provisions governing the closure of certain financial institutions on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; temporarily authorizing the commissioner of financial institutions to waive or modify Nevada law under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Senate Bill No. 267–Senator Augustine. Approved July 22, 1997

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