Statutes of the State of Nevada - Seventy-Second Session, 2003

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AN ACT making an appropriation to the Legislative Fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 1—Senators Raggio and Titus.  Approved February 7, 2003

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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 and clarifying certain provisions in and repealing certain provisions in Statutes of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 38—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved March 5, 2003

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3

AN ACT relating to insurance; revising provisions governing extraordinary dividends or distributions of certain insurers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 11—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved March 5, 2003

325

 

 

 

4

AN ACT relating to crimes; repealing the prohibition against a person refusing to relinquish a party line for an emergency call or securing the use of a party line by falsely stating that it is needed for an emergency call; revising the definition of public telephone for the purposes of the statute prohibiting a person from refusing to relinquish a public telephone for an emergency call and from falsely stating that it is needed for an emergency call; repealing the prohibition against a person pasturing livestock in a cemetery; repealing the prohibition against a person shearing sheep within a city or town; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 10—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved March 7, 2003

326

 

 

 

5

AN ACT relating to the revision of statutes; directing the Legislative Counsel to resolve all nonsubstantive conflicts between legislative acts and give effect to multiple amendments to a single section of the Nevada Revised Statutes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 39—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved March 11, 2003

327

 

 

 

6

AN ACT relating to tort actions; providing immunity from liability to certain governmental entities and actors for damages caused by equipment or other personal property donated by any of them to a volunteer fire department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 26—Assemblyman Oceguera.  Approved March 11, 2003

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7

AN ACT relating to the Fund for a Healthy Nevada; providing that allocations by the Task Force for the Fund for a Healthy Nevada of money from the Fund may be done by contract or grant; requiring at least one competitive round of requests for proposals each biennium for the distribution of certain money from the Fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 32—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved March 11, 2003

330

 

 

 

8

AN ACT relating to public employees’ benefits; reducing the number of days of notice that participants in the Public Employees’ Benefits Program must be given before being required to select or change a policy of health insurance that will result in a change in premiums or coverage; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 263—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved March 13, 2003

333

 

 

 

9

AN ACT making an appropriation to the State General Fund from the Fund to Stabilize the Operation of the State Government; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 252—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved March 26, 2003

335

 

 

 

10

AN ACT relating to nursing; defining certain terms related to the regulation of nursing; revising the requirements for the licensure of nurses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 22—Assemblywoman Koivisto.  Approved March 26, 2003

335

 

 

 

11

AN ACT relating to crimes; providing for an additional penalty to be imposed upon a person who is convicted of manufacturing methamphetamines in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 33—Assemblyman Horne.  Approved March 26, 2003

339

 

 

 

12

AN ACT relating to electronic transmissions; providing certain requirements to identify advertisements in electronic mail; increasing liability for improperly transmitting electronic mail that includes an advertisement in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 93—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved March 26, 2003

340

 

 

 

13

AN ACT relating to the office of the commissioner of civil marriages; revising the provisions governing the hours of operation for the office of the commissioner of civil marriages in certain larger counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 94—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved March 26, 2003

341

 

 

 

14

AN ACT relating to trusts; providing that divorce or annulment of the marriage of a settlor revokes certain provisions of a revocable inter vivos trust related to the former spouse under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 101—Assemblymen Anderson, Giunchigliani, Parks, Brown, Buckley, Conklin, Oceguera, Ohrenschall and Sherer.  Approved March 26, 2003

342

 

 

 

15

AN ACT relating to child support; revising the method for adjusting the presumptive maximum amounts of child support owed by noncustodial parents; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 27—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved March 27, 2003

342

 

 

 

16

AN ACT relating to counties; revising the requirements for the publication of notice of certain meetings of the board of county commissioners; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 46—Assemblymen Grady, Collins, Goicoechea, Hettrick, Koivisto, Marvel, McClain and Sherer.  Approved March 27, 2003

344

 

 

 

17

AN ACT relating to the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; requiring the interest earned on the money deposited in certain accounts or funds for use by the Department to be credited to those accounts or funds; providing that certain money collected for purposes of the Program for the Voluntary Cleanup of Hazardous Substances and Relief From Liability must be deposited in the Account for the Management of Hazardous Waste; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 129—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved March 27, 2003

345

 

 

 

18

AN ACT relating to juvenile justice; revising certain provisions governing the program of restitution through work; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 57—Senator Wiener.  Approved March 27, 2003

347

 

 

 

19

AN ACT relating to public safety; requiring the driver of a vehicle entering or exiting a controlled-access highway to yield to vehicles traveling on the highway; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 77—Senator Wiener.  Approved March 27, 2003

350

 

 

 

20

AN ACT relating to the Office of the Governor; revising the requirements for the submission of a report to the Governor and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau concerning the Bureau for Hospital Patients within the Office for Consumer Health Assistance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 137—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved April 1, 2003

351

 

 

 

21

AN ACT relating to water; increasing the limit on the assessment for water distribution expenses incurred by the State Engineer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 90—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved April 8, 2003

352

 

 

 

22

AN ACT relating to elections; creating the Election Fund in the State Treasury to receive money pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002; prescribing conditions for the receipt and use of money in the Fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 417—Committee on Finance.  Approved April 25, 2003

353

 

 

 

23

AN ACT relating to crimes; providing for an enhanced penalty for committing an assault or battery upon certain providers of health care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 53—Assemblymen Oceguera, Leslie, Koivisto, Parks, Giunchigliani, Buckley, Claborn, Conklin, Perkins and Pierce.  Approved April 25, 2003

354

 

 

 

24

AN ACT relating to children; changing the dates by which each mental health consortium is required to prepare a recommended plan for the provision of mental health services to certain children and submit the plan to the Department of Human Resources and to the Legislative Committee on Children, Youth and Families; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 6—Committee on Health and Human Services.  Approved April 30, 2003

357

 

 

 

25

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of “United We Stand” special license plates; imposing a fee for the issuance and renewal of such license plates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 19—Assemblywoman Chowning.  Approved April 30, 2003

360

 

 

 

26

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring a driver of a motor vehicle to stop in obedience to the direction or traffic control signal of a school crossing guard; prohibiting the driver from proceeding until the highway is clear of all persons; authorizing portable signs designating a school zone to be placed on a roadway during certain hours; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 42—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved April 30, 2003

364

 

 

 

27

AN ACT relating to dairy products; revising provisions relating to fees imposed by the State Dairy Commission and the issuance of licenses and permits; revising provisions concerning retention of certain records by pasteurizing plants; revising provisions governing the processing and sale of milk and cream; requiring disclosure of certain governmental actions against licensed distributors and applicants for licensure as distributors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 111—Committee on Health and Human Services.  Approved April 30, 2003

365

 

 

 

28

AN ACT relating to utilities; exempting certain public utilities from provisions governing stocks, security transactions, mergers, acquisitions, changes in control, and disposal or encumbrance of property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 139—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved April 30, 2003

369

 

 

 

29

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; prohibiting the failure to comply with an order issued by the Administrator of the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry to cease all business operations at a place of employment or jobsite; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 140—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved April 30, 2003

371

 

 

 

30

AN ACT relating to utilities; revising the procedure for the distribution of assessments collected on behalf of the Consumer’s Advocate of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 145—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved April 30, 2003

372

 

 

 

31

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; revising provisions relating to the issuance to certain disabled persons of special license plates, placards and stickers; revising the period within which the holder of a valid registration must notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of a change of name or residence address; revising provisions relating to the issuance of duplicate number plates and substitute number plates; revising provisions relating to submission to the Department, at the time of registering a vehicle, of evidence of automobile liability insurance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 177—Committee on Transportation.  Approved April 30, 2003

373

 

 

 

32

AN ACT relating to children; revising certain provisions relating to awards of money made by the Committee for Protection of Children from the Children’s Trust Account to certain agencies, organizations or institutions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 201—Assemblymen Leslie and Williams.  Approved April 30, 2003

383

 

 

 

33

AN ACT relating to controlled substances; repealing a duplicative provision concerning the penalty for the sale of imitation controlled substances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 302—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved April 30, 2003

383

 

 

 

34

AN ACT relating to veterans; authorizing certain veterans’ organizations to take possession of the unclaimed bodies of deceased veterans and provide for a military funeral; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 306—Assemblymen Andonov, Sherer, Hardy, Chowning, Geddes, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Hettrick, Horne, Knecht, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Weber and Williams. Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Townsend, Care, Wiener, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, O’Connell, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Tiffany, Titus and Washington.  Approved April 30, 2003

384

 

 

 

35

AN ACT relating to school districts; providing for the appointment of a temporary replacement to a board of trustees of a school district for a member who enters active military service; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 175—Committee on Education.  Approved May 1, 2003

386

 

 

 

36

AN ACT relating to crimes; providing a greater penalty for false imprisonment when committed by using the person so imprisoned as a shield or to avoid arrest; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 189—Assemblymen Parks, Chowning, Koivisto, Manendo, Anderson, Atkinson, Buckley, Claborn, Conklin, Geddes, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Hardy, Knecht, Leslie, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Williams (by request). Joint Sponsor: Senator Wiener.  Approved May 1, 2003

387

 

 

 

37

AN ACT relating to veterans’ homes; providing for the creation and administration of a trust fund consisting of money belonging to the residents of a veterans’ home; providing for the creation and administration of a reserve cash fund to allow those residents immediate access to their money; providing for the creation and administration of a revolving account for each veterans’ home to be used for the immediate payment of certain expenses of the veterans’ home; authorizing the Executive Director of the Office of Veterans’ Services to transfer money from the Veterans’ Home Account to the revolving accounts under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 247—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 1, 2003

389

 

 

 

38

AN ACT making supplemental appropriations to the Welfare Division of the Department of Human Resources for unanticipated shortfalls in Fiscal Year 2002-2003 for the Electronic Transfer Program and the State’s share of caseload requirements and cost allocation of the Division; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 468—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved May 1, 2003

390

 

 

 

39

AN ACT relating to taxation; establishing the joint and several liability of a responsible person and other taxpayers for the payment of the use tax, interest and applicable penalties that are owed; establishing the same liability for certain other analogous taxes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 531—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 1, 2003

391

 

 

 

40

AN ACT relating to courts; revising the provisions pertaining to the transaction of judicial business; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 87—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 1, 2003

392

 

 

 

41

AN ACT relating to public services for children; creating the Statewide Alert System for the Safe Return of Abducted Children; creating the Committee for the Statewide Alert System; prescribing the membership and duties of the Committee; prescribing the circumstances under which a law enforcement agency may activate the System; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 322—Assemblymen Perkins, Ohrenschall, Goldwater, Gibbons, Koivisto, Anderson, Andonov, Angle, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Knecht, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Parks, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams.  Approved May 6, 2003

393

 

 

 

42

AN ACT relating to brownfield sites; creating a revolving fund to finance the remediation of brownfield sites; requiring the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to administer the fund; providing for the uses of money in the fund; authorizing the Administrator of the Division to impose a fee; authorizing the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 74—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 6, 2003

397

 

 

 

43

AN ACT relating to agriculture; revising the provisions governing the certification of organic agricultural products; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 75—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 6, 2003

399

 

 

 

44

AN ACT relating to motorcycles; authorizing certain inserts in tail lamps; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 77—Assemblymen Angle, Gustavson, Andonov, Beers, Brown, Claborn, Collins, Geddes, Gibbons, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Hardy, Hettrick, Knecht, Mabey, McCleary, Mortenson, Ohrenschall, Sherer and Weber. Joint Sponsor: Senator Shaffer.  Approved May 6, 2003

401

 

 

 

45

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; prohibiting the use of certain devices for braking in certain circumstances; requiring that regulations adopted by the Department of Transportation concerning combinations of vehicles in excess of 70 feet in length be consistent with certain federal requirements; eliminating the limitation on the maximum fee which may be charged for a permit for a combination of vehicles in excess of 80,000 pounds; repealing certain provisions relating to alternative limitations on the weight of a trailer or semitrailer; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 83—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 6, 2003

403

 

 

 

46

AN ACT relating to parole; providing additional credits against the sentence of a parolee under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 105—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 6, 2003

407

 

 

 

47

AN ACT relating to district courts; revising the provision governing the duties that may be performed by masters for criminal proceedings in district courts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 133—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 6, 2003

409

 

 

 

48

AN ACT relating to agriculture; revising the provisions governing commercial fertilizers and agricultural minerals; requiring the Director of the State Department of Agriculture to adopt regulations concerning the application, distribution and classification for restricted use of certain commercial fertilizers and agricultural minerals; prohibiting a person who is not registered with the Director from selling or offering to sell at retail, or distributing or delivering for transportation for delivery to the consumer or user, a commercial fertilizer or agricultural mineral that is classified for restricted use; requiring the State Board of Agriculture to adopt regulations establishing fees for such registration; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 193—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 6, 2003

410

 

 

 

49

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the State Distributive School Account in the State General Fund for an unanticipated shortfall in Fiscal Year 2002-2003; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 253—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved May 6, 2003

415

 

 

 

50

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; transferring the Program for the Education of Motorcycle Riders from the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Public Safety; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 520—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 6, 2003

415

 

 

 

51

AN ACT relating to programs for public employees; providing that certain money set aside for group insurance for officers and employees of school districts must not be used for other purposes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 28—Senator Mathews.  Approved May 6, 2003

417

 

 

 

52

AN ACT relating to civil actions; allowing a district judge to transfer certain civil actions to the justice’s court under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 88—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 6, 2003

418

 

 

 

53

AN ACT relating to medical facilities; removing certain mobile units from the requirement of being regulated as a medical facility; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 96—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 6, 2003

421

 

 

 

54

AN ACT relating to counties; revising provisions relating to the purchase, sale or exchange by a county of certain real property; revising provisions relating to the notice that a board of county commissioners must provide before selling or exchanging certain real property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 110—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 6, 2003

422

 

 

 

55

AN ACT relating to property; allowing a tenant to recover immediate possession of the premises from a landlord under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 128—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 6, 2003

426

 

 

 

56

AN ACT relating to the State Board of Parole Commissioners; authorizing the Chairman of the State Board of Parole Commissioners to appoint a person to serve as Secretary to the State Board of Pardons Commissioners; revising the provisions pertaining to the timing of certain hearings concerning violations of parole; revising certain provisions pertaining to the revocation of parole and discharge from parole; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 232—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 6, 2003

427

 

 

 

57

AN ACT relating to juveniles; providing for the supervision of certain juvenile sex offenders placed in treatment programs in this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 286—Senator McGinness.  Approved May 6, 2003

429

 

 

 

58

AN ACT relating to crimes; limiting the fee that may be charged by a provider of Internet service for providing information pursuant to certain subpoenas; revising the provision relating to using technology to lure children; providing that the crime of using technology to lure a child constitutes immoral conduct for the purposes of certain provisions related to educational personnel; providing that certain licensed educational employees forfeit their rights of employment if convicted of such a crime; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 300—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 6, 2003

429

 

 

 

59

AN ACT relating to metropolitan police departments; authorizing a metropolitan police committee on fiscal affairs under certain circumstances to propose to the registered voters of the taxing district the question of whether an additional ad valorem tax shall be levied on all taxable property within the taxing district for the support of the metropolitan police department for the purpose of employing additional police officers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 334—Senator Hardy.  Approved May 6, 2003

433

 

 

 

60

AN ACT relating to professional corporations; allowing the formation of certain professional corporations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 65—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 12, 2003

435

 

 

 

61

AN ACT relating to psychiatrists; authorizing the Board of Medical Examiners to issue restricted licenses that allow certain psychiatrists to practice medicine at certain mental health centers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 133—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 12, 2003

436

 

 

 

62

AN ACT relating to dentists; authorizing a dentist licensed to practice dentistry in this state who holds a medical degree to identify himself by that degree under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 350—Senator Rawson.  Approved May 12, 2003

438

 

 

 

63

AN ACT relating to court reporters; authorizing the Certified Court Reporters’ Board of Nevada to place a court reporter or court reporting firm on probation or impose an administrative fine against the court reporter or court reporting firm under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board to employ an Executive Secretary on a full-time basis; expanding the circumstances under which the Board may refuse to issue or renew or suspend or revoke the certificate of a court reporter for performing certain acts; eliminating the provisions that require the holder of a certificate to place the number of his certificate on certain advertisements, solicitations, stationery and listings in telephone directories; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 395—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 12, 2003

439

 

 

 

64

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; increasing the presumptive limits for attorneys’ fees in first degree murder cases; increasing the presumptive limits for ancillary expenses in criminal proceedings; requiring the court to appoint certain persons to assist in the defense of a person in certain cases involving murder of the first degree; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 17—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 12, 2003

442

 

 

 

65

AN ACT relating to veterans;  providing for the issuance of standard high school diplomas to certain veterans who served in the Armed Forces; requiring the State Board of Education and the Office of Veterans’ Services to establish guidelines for identifying and issuing standard high school diplomas to such veterans; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 52—Assemblymen Leslie, Giunchigliani, Chowning, McClain, Gibbons, Anderson, Atkinson, Buckley, Collins, Horne, Koivisto, Manendo, Oceguera and Parks.  Approved May 12, 2003

444

 

 

 

66

AN ACT relating to water; extending the date of expiration of the Newlands Project Water Rights Fund and of a related program established by the Carson Water Subconservancy District for the acquisition of certain surface water rights; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 82—Assemblyman Mortenson.  Approved May 12, 2003

445

 

 

 

67

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; revising the penalty for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled or prohibited substance; revising the qualifications of a person who may apply to the court to undergo a program of treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 106—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 12, 2003

446

 

 

 

68

AN ACT relating to Carson City; providing for the election of a Vice Chairman of the Charter Committee; requiring a joint meeting of the Charter Committee and Board of Supervisors regarding proposed charter amendments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 113—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 12, 2003

451

 

 

 

69

AN ACT relating to prescriptions; prohibiting a practitioner from specifying on the label or other device for a drug or medicine an expiration date that is earlier than the expiration date specified by the manufacturer of the drug or medicine; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 119—Assemblyman Williams.  Approved May 12, 2003

452

 

 

 

70

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure that certain documents submitted to, issued by or retained by the Department contain the full legal name of the relevant person; providing that the document setting forth indicia of the ownership of a motor vehicle shall be known as a “certificate of title”; making various other changes relating to the operations of the Department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 178—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 12, 2003

453

 

 

 

71

AN ACT relating to counties; exempting the proceeds from the annual tax that a county may impose to support a county museum, art center or historical society from the limitation on allowed revenues from taxes ad valorem for the county; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 199—Assemblyman Hettrick.  Approved May 12, 2003

480

 

 

 

72

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; revising provisions governing deductions from compensation for a permanent total disability; prohibiting the recovery by an insurer of more than the actual amount of a lump sum paid to an employee for a permanent partial disability when the employee is compensated for a permanent total disability; authorizing an employee to repay in a single payment the actual amount of a lump sum paid to an employee for a permanent partial disability; requiring insurers to refund to certain employees the amounts the employees overpaid when repaying lump sums for permanent partial disabilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 206—Assemblymen Pierce, Manendo, Giunchigliani, Chowning, Leslie, Arberry, Atkinson, Buckley, Claborn, Conklin, Goldwater, Hardy, Horne, Koivisto, Mabey, McClain, McCleary, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Sherer and Weber.  Approved May 12, 2003

481

 

 

 

73

AN ACT relating to the Charter of the City of North Las Vegas; increasing the term of Office of Municipal Judges; authorizing an increase in salary to be applied during the current term of a Municipal Judge; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 248—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 12, 2003

484

 

 

 

74

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; establishing the duties of a driver when that driver approaches an authorized emergency vehicle which is stopped and is making use of flashing lights; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 299—Assemblymen Beers, Gustavson, Christensen, Conklin, Giunchigliani, Grady, Horne, Koivisto, McClain, Pierce, Sherer and Weber. Joint Sponsors: Senators Cegavske, Amodei, Care and Schneider.  Approved May 12, 2003

486

 

 

 

75

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; increasing the penalty for evading a peace officer when evading the peace officer results in death or substantial bodily harm to another person; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 335—Assemblymen Manendo, Horne, Parks, McCleary, Conklin, Andonov, Arberry, Atkinson, Carpenter, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Gustavson, Hardy, Knecht, Koivisto, Leslie, McClain, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams.  Approved May 12, 2003

487

 

 

 

76

AN ACT relating to public bodies; authorizing public bodies to provide certain notice of meetings and other information by electronic mail; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 409—Assemblymen Sherer, Knecht, Brown, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Hettrick and Marvel.  Approved May 12, 2003

488

 

 

 

77

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; requiring an annual increase in the amount of compensation that a claimant or a dependent of a claimant is entitled to receive for a permanent total disability under industrial insurance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 438—Assemblymen Christensen, Knecht, Ohrenschall, Andonov, Koivisto, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Brown, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams. Joint Sponsors: Senators Townsend, Rawson and Washington.  Approved May 12, 2003

490

 

 

 

78

AN ACT relating to exploitation; revising the definition of “exploitation” for the purposes of certain provisions concerning the abuse of an older person to include converting money, assets or property of the older person under certain circumstances; revising the definition of “exploitation” for the purposes of certain provisions concerning civil liability of a person for exploiting an older person or vulnerable person to include converting money, assets or property of the older or vulnerable person under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 126—Assemblymen Pierce, Anderson, Atkinson, Buckley, Claborn, Collins, Horne, Koivisto, McCleary and Oceguera (by request).  Approved May 13, 2003

491

 

 

 

79

AN ACT relating to pupils; requiring the boards of trustees of school districts to adopt policies concerning the use and possession by pupils of pagers, cellular telephones and other similar electronic devices while on the premises of a public school or while at an activity sponsored by a public school; repealing the prohibition against pupils carrying or possessing any electronic device used for paging or communication while on school grounds; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 138—Assemblyman Goldwater (by request).  Approved May 13, 2003

493

 

 

 

80

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles;  requiring the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, with respect to certain special license plates, to design and prepare souvenir license plates and to issue those souvenir license plates for resale by the charitable organization that is benefited by the particular special license plate; authorizing the Department, in certain circumstances, to issue special license plates for vehicles other than passenger cars and light commercial vehicles; making certain changes with respect to the money collected in connection with the issuance of license plates for the support of veterans’ homes; imposing an additional fee for the issuance and renewal of license plates that encourage the donation of human organs and providing for the deposit of any such proceeds for credit to the Anatomical Gift Account; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 192—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 13, 2003

494

 

 

 

81

AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing the board of county commissioners of certain counties to impose a sales and use tax to support the operation and maintenance of a county swimming pool; authorizing the imposition of the tax in White Pine County without further approval of the voters; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 208—Assemblymen Goicoechea, Knecht, Andonov, Atkinson, Beers, Carpenter, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Grady, Hardy, Hettrick, Koivisto, Mabey, Manendo, McClain, McCleary and Sherer.  Approved May 13, 2003

503

 

 

 

82

AN ACT relating to safety belts; requiring certain passengers of taxicabs to wear safety belts; requiring signs within taxicabs advising passengers that they must wear safety belts while being transported by the taxicab; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 226—Assemblymen Oceguera, Gibbons, Chowning, Claborn, Andonov, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Brown, Carpenter, Christensen, Conklin, Geddes, Goicoechea, Griffin, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Koivisto, Mabey, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Parks, Pierce and Sherer.  Approved May 13, 2003

505

 

 

 

83

AN ACT relating to fuels; revising the findings of the Legislature concerning the feasibility of the conversion to cleaner-burning alternative fuels by certain fleets of motor vehicles; revising the definitions of “alternative fuel” and “dedicated alternative fuel motor vehicle”; requiring the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations relating to dedicated alternative fuel motor vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 237—Assemblymen Geddes, Conklin, Knecht, Gibbons, Leslie, Anderson, Andonov, Arberry, Atkinson, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Collins, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Koivisto, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, Mortenson, Oceguera, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Weber. Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Wiener, Coffin, Rhoads and Shaffer.  Approved May 13, 2003

508

 

 

 

84

AN ACT relating to healing arts; eliminating the authority of a dispensing optician to perform the initial fitting of contact lenses; revising the requirements for an optometrist to be certified to treat persons diagnosed with glaucoma; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 275—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 13, 2003

511

 

 

 

85

AN ACT relating to wildlife; providing for the payment of money or materials to prevent or mitigate damages caused by certain animals to fences on private and public lands and to construct fences around certain areas of those lands under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 301—Assemblyman Carpenter.  Approved May 13, 2003

512

 

 

 

86

AN ACT relating to special fuel; revising the provisions governing the operation or maintenance of a vehicle on a highway in this state using dyed special fuel; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 346—Assemblyman Carpenter (by request).  Approved May 13, 2003

514

 

 

 

87

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; expanding the definition of “rebuilt vehicle” for the purposes of licensing and registration of motor vehicles; authorizing an insured to select a body shop for repairs to a motor vehicle; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 367—Assemblywoman Chowning (by request).  Approved May 13, 2003

515

 

 

 

88

AN ACT relating to public schools; authorizing the boards of trustees of school districts to grant the use of public school libraries to the general public; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 407—Assemblymen Hardy, Collins, Knecht, Brown, Mabey, Andonov, Beers, Christensen, Conklin, Geddes, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Hettrick, Koivisto, Manendo, McClain, Oceguera, Pierce and Weber.  Approved May 13, 2003

516

 

 

 

89

AN ACT relating to dental hygiene; authorizing the issuance of a temporary license to practice dental hygiene; creating the Committee on Dental Hygiene; prescribing the powers and duties of the Committee; expanding the definition of the term “dental hygiene”; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 489—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 13, 2003

518

 

 

 

90

AN ACT relating to regional planning; reducing the number of meetings that the Board of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition is required to hold; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 79—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 15, 2003

523

 

 

 

91

AN ACT relating to personal care facilities; revising provisions relating to the administration of surety bonds and other obligations required of certain facilities that provide care for elderly persons; decreasing the amount of those surety bonds and other obligations; exempting certain facilities from the requirement of filing such a surety bond or depositing such an obligation in certain banks or trust companies; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 84—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 15, 2003

524

 

 

 

92

AN ACT relating to courts; changing the limitation on the period of time in which a county or city may authorize justices or judges of justices’ or municipal courts to impose an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 107—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 15, 2003

526

 

 

 

93

AN ACT relating to redevelopment; revising the manner of valuing certain property that becomes exempt from taxation for the purposes of allocating certain tax revenue among taxing agencies and a redevelopment agency; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 113—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 15, 2003

528

 

 

 

94

AN ACT relating to agriculture; deleting provisions authorizing the State Quarantine Officer to impose certain administrative penalties; providing civil penalties for violations of interstate quarantines; providing for the automatic suspension of licenses to engage in pest control under certain circumstances; revising provisions governing pests and plant diseases; making various changes concerning the regulation and licensing of dealers of nursery stock; providing for the issuance of permits for occasional sales of nursery stock; authorizing the State Board of Agriculture to adopt regulations establishing certain license fees and penalty fees; providing for the payment of costs of corrective actions ordered by the Director of the State Department of Agriculture; revising provisions governing inspections and shipments of nursery stock; revising certain exemptions from the licensing requirements relating to pest control; eliminating the grace period for renewing licenses to perform pest control; changing the Noxious Weed and Insect Pest Control Program to the Program for the Control of Pests and Plant Diseases; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 172—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved May 15, 2003

531

 

 

 

95

AN ACT relating to domestic violence; allowing the designation of an attendant in all civil and certain criminal proceedings involving a victim of an act of domestic violence; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 224—Senators Titus, Carlton, Wiener and Mathews.  Approved May 15, 2003

542

 

 

 

96

AN ACT relating to domestic relations; providing that a change of 20 percent or more in the gross monthly income of a person who is ordered to pay alimony or who is subject to an order for support of a child shall be deemed to constitute changed circumstances requiring a review for modification of the payments of alimony or the order for support of a child; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 269—Senator Schneider.  Approved May 15, 2003

544

 

 

 

97

AN ACT relating to state purchasing; requiring a using agency to purchase prescription drugs, pharmaceutical services, or medical supplies and related services only through the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 277—Senators Wiener, O’Connell, Titus, Hardy, Care, Raggio, Tiffany and Townsend.  Approved May 15, 2003

547

 

 

 

98

AN ACT relating to drugs; revising certain provisions relating to dispensing or distributing drugs via the Internet; prohibiting certain acts relating to filling or refilling a prescription via the Internet; clarifying that a person may fill or refill a prescription via the Internet within the time prescribed by law; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 337—Senators Wiener, Rawson, Washington, Titus, Amodei, Care, Mathews and McGinness.  Approved May 15, 2003

550

 

 

 

99

AN ACT relating to public safety; revising certain provisions governing registration and community notification of sex offenders and offenders convicted of a crime against a child; requiring sex offenders and offenders convicted of a crime against a child who are enrolled in or work at institutions of higher education to register with local law enforcement agencies in whose jurisdiction the institutions of higher education are located; requiring such local law enforcement agencies to notify appropriate campus police departments; providing immunity for certain entities and persons for certain acts or omissions relating to information obtained, maintained or disclosed under certain circumstances; making various other changes concerning conditions of parole and probation for certain sex offenders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 397—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 15, 2003

564

 

 

 

100

AN ACT relating to medical and other related facilities; authorizing the State Board of Health to allow or require the payment of fees for licensing such facilities in installments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 412—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 15, 2003

580

 

 

 

101

AN ACT relating to agriculture; revising the membership of the Garlic and Onion Growers’ Advisory Board; eliminating the refund for certain assessments paid for growing and harvesting garlic or onions; revising the date by which a grower of garlic or onions must pay such an assessment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 484—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved May 15, 2003

581

 

 

 

102

AN ACT relating to housing; providing for the inspection of, and the issuance of certificates of occupancy for, factory-built housing and manufactured buildings by the Manufactured Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry in certain counties under certain circumstances; authorizing the Division to establish certain fees; providing for the classification of mobile, manufactured and factory-built homes on leased land as real property for purposes of property taxes under certain circumstances; establishing liability for the unlawful removal of a mobile or manufactured home which has been converted to real property; authorizing certain dealers of new manufactured homes to contract with licensed providers of services to perform work pertinent to the sale, installation and occupancy of manufactured homes; revising provisions governing the licensure of limited servicemen who provide services relating to the installation and repair of manufactured homes; clarifying the applicability of certain statutory provisions regarding deceptive trade practices to a mobile or manufactured home; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 262—Assemblymen Manendo, Giunchigliani, Koivisto, McClain, Chowning, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Gibbons, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Horne, Knecht, Leslie, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Williams.  Approved May 15, 2003

583

 

 

 

103

AN ACT relating to the protection of children; establishing procedures for permanently placing an abused or neglected child with a guardian; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 273—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 15, 2003

588

 

 

 

104

AN ACT relating to food establishments; exempting a licensed child care facility from certain regulations applicable to a food establishment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 497—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 15, 2003

594

 

 

 

105

AN ACT relating to land use planning; limiting certain powers of planning and zoning that may be exercised by local governments within certain enumerated lands adjacent to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area; providing certain exceptions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 358—Senators Titus, Wiener, Care, Schneider and Coffin.  Approved May 19, 2003

595

 

 

 

106

AN ACT relating to air pollution; revising provisions governing the program established by the State Environmental Commission for the regulation of smoke and other emissions by inspection of certain heavy-duty motor vehicles; revising provisions relating to the inspection and testing of certain motor vehicles; prohibiting certain branch offices and agents of the Department of Motor Vehicles from registering certain motor vehicles; eliminating the requirement that certain standards for petroleum products adopted by the State Board of Agriculture be similar to those of the State of California; exempting military tactical vehicles from requirements relating to the control of emissions from engines; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 36—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 19, 2003

599

 

 

 

107

AN ACT relating to the City of Sparks; providing that the boundaries of wards must be determined on the basis of population; eliminating the authority of the Mayor to vote on any matter; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 56—Assemblymen Anderson, Parks, Brown, Buckley, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Hettrick, Horne, Koivisto, Leslie, McClain, Oceguera, Sherer and Williams.  Approved May 19, 2003

602

 

 

 

108

AN ACT relating to the Charter of the City of Henderson; revising the positions of city employment that are excluded from the system of civil service of the City of Henderson; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 67—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 19, 2003

604

 

 

 

109

AN ACT relating to the State Public Works Board; expanding the exemption from the requirement that the State Public Works Board furnish engineering and architectural services for buildings constructed on state property or with legislative appropriation to certain improvements made by the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 69—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 19, 2003

605

 

 

 

110

AN ACT relating to notarial officers; clarifying requirements for the execution of a certificate evidencing a notarial act; revising the provisions governing the additional fee that a notary public may charge for traveling to perform a notarial act; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 87—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 19, 2003

606

 

 

 

111

AN ACT relating to pesticides; providing for the registration of brands of pesticides; expanding the authorized uses of the fees currently deposited in an account for the disposal of pesticides to include the monitoring of ground water and surface water from contamination by pesticides; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 91—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 19, 2003

613

 

 

 

112

AN ACT relating to local governmental purchasing; providing for the consideration of the performance or delivery date in awarding contracts; exempting certain purchases of certain safety equipment for use by a local fire department or law enforcement agency from the requirements of competitive bidding; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 147—Assemblymen Oceguera, Claborn, Brown, Christensen, Conklin, Giunchigliani, Horne, McClain, McCleary and Pierce.  Approved May 19, 2003

618

 

 

 

113

AN ACT relating to water; removing the prospective expiration of certain provisions establishing the circumstances under which certain temporary permits for the appropriation of ground water may be revoked; removing the prospective expiration of certain provisions restricting the authority of the State Engineer to limit the depth or prohibit the repair of certain wells; transferring the authority to provide financial assistance for the connection of certain property previously served by domestic wells to public water systems from certain local governmental entities to the Southern Nevada Water Authority; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 213—Assemblymen Mortenson, Christensen, Koivisto, Gibbons, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Beers, Buckley, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Griffin, Gustavson, Hardy, Hettrick, Knecht, Manendo, McClain, McCleary, Oceguera, Parks, Pierce, Sherer and Weber.  Approved May 19, 2003

622

 

 

 

114

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; revising the manner in which certain claims against this state are audited; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 216—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 19, 2003

625

 

 

 

115

AN ACT relating to the Department of Cultural Affairs; revising provisions relating to the duties, governance and structure of the Nevada Arts Council; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 224—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 19, 2003

630

 

 

 

116

AN ACT relating to education; establishing the Center for the Analysis of Crime Statistics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; providing that the Center may apply for grants and accepts gifts and donations, and may use such gifts, grants and donations to carry out its duties and functions; declaring the intent of the Legislature in creating the Center; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 246—Assemblymen Oceguera, Anderson, Conklin, Horne, Knecht, Angle, Arberry, Beers, Brown, Buckley, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Geddes, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Griffin, Hettrick, Leslie, Mortenson, Perkins and Sherer.  Approved May 19, 2003

642

 

 

 

117

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Consumer Affairs Division of the Department of Business and Industry for an unanticipated shortfall in money for Fiscal Year 2001-2002; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 256—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved May 19, 2003

643

 

 

 

118

AN ACT relating to community redevelopment; expanding the criteria that the legislative body of a city or county must consider before consenting to any payment by a community redevelopment agency for the land for and the cost of construction of any building, facility, structure or other improvement and the installation of any improvement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 270—Assemblymen Goldwater, Parks, Andonov, Arberry, Atkinson, Brown, Buckley, Conklin, Griffin, Horne, Leslie and Oceguera. Joint Sponsors: Senators O’Connell and Carlton.  Approved May 19, 2003

644

 

 

 

119

AN ACT relating to historical markers; directing the design, fabrication and installation of an historical marker at the gravesite of the first native-Nevadan who served as Governor of Nevada; authorizing the Administrator of the Office of Historic Preservation of the Department of Cultural Affairs to accept and expend gifts and donations for this purpose; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 318—Assemblymen Anderson, Parks, Leslie, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Gustavson, Horne, Knecht, Koivisto, Mabey, McClain, Mortenson, Oceguera, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Weber.  Approved May 19, 2003

645

 

 

 

120

AN ACT relating to older persons; requiring the Board of Medical Examiners and the State Board of Nursing to encourage licensees who treat or care for persons who are more than 60 years of age to receive continuing education in geriatrics and gerontology; removing the limitation on the number of hearings that the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum may hold; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 349—Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Claborn and Buckley.  Approved May 19, 2003

647

 

 

 

121

AN ACT relating to protection of children; authorizing a licensing authority and an agency which provides child welfare services to conduct a preliminary Federal Bureau of Investigation Interstate Identification Index name-based check of the records of criminal history of certain persons for the placement of children in emergency situations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 378—Assemblymen Leslie, Conklin, Koivisto, Ohrenschall, Atkinson, Buckley, McClain and McCleary.  Approved May 19, 2003

649

 

 

 

122

AN ACT relating to water; revising the circumstances that the State Engineer is required to consider in determining whether to grant or deny a request to extend the time necessary to work a forfeiture of certain water rights; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 403—Assemblymen Sherer, Knecht, Brown, Collins, Conklin, Hettrick and Marvel.  Approved May 19, 2003

651

 

 

 

123

AN ACT relating to secondhand dealers; requiring a county or city to require a person who engages in the business of a secondhand dealer to obtain a license as a secondhand dealer; authorizing a county or city to impose fines for certain violations committed by a secondhand dealer; prohibiting a secondhand dealer from removing or otherwise disposing of property in his possession which is involved in a criminal investigation under certain circumstances; authorizing a peace officer or investigator to obtain custody of such property under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 420—Assemblymen Weber, Knecht, Christensen, Grady, Hardy, Hettrick, McClain, Pierce and Williams.  Approved May 19, 2003

653

 

 

 

124

AN ACT relating to land use planning; prohibiting a governing body from requiring that an owner of land dedicate real property or an interest therein as a condition precedent to the issuance of a building permit; setting forth certain exceptions; restricting the circumstances pursuant to which a governing body may impose certain requirements pertaining to land use; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 427—Assemblymen Hettrick, Knecht, Gibbons, Angle, Beers, Brown, Grady, Hardy, Mabey, Marvel, Sherer and Weber.  Approved May 19, 2003

656

 

 

 

125

AN ACT relating to public assistance; revising provisions governing meetings of the State Welfare Board; transferring certain duties relating to the State Program for Medicaid to the Department of Human Resources and the Director of the Department; revising provisions governing the program to provide temporary assistance for needy families; requiring the Welfare Division of the Department of Human Resources to adopt regulations establishing a schedule of penalties for failure to comply with the terms of a plan for personal responsibility; revising provisions governing the determination of eligibility of qualifying relatives in a program to assist relatives with legal guardianship of children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 501—Committee on Health and Human Services.  Approved May 19, 2003

657

 

 

 

126

AN ACT relating to the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; authorizing the Division to charge a fee for advertising in printed materials prepared by the Division and for advertising on a website on the Internet that is maintained by the Division; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 71—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 20, 2003

666

 

 

 

127

AN ACT relating to purchasing by local governments; revising the provisions pursuant to which certain local governments advertise and award contracts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 86—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 20, 2003

667

 

 

 

128

AN ACT relating to the Department of Corrections; eliminating the requirement for the Director of the Department of Corrections to return, upon the expiration or termination of the imprisonment of a prisoner, a certified copy of the judgment of conviction to the county clerk of the issuing county; requiring the Director of the Department to submit a list each month to each county clerk providing certain information concerning offenders who were released from prison or discharged from parole during the previous month; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 103—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 20, 2003

668

 

 

 

129

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring the consignee of a vehicle to obtain a signed disclosure statement from the consignor of a vehicle; requiring the consignee to assist the consignor in completing a financing statement to create a purchase-money security interest of the consignor in the vehicle; requiring the consignee to file the financing statement with the Secretary of State; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 221—Assemblymen Chowning, Buckley, Collins, Gibbons, McCleary, Anderson, Andonov, Angle, Arberry, Christensen, Claborn, Conklin, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Hettrick, Horne, Knecht, Koivisto, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Oceguera, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams.  Approved May 20, 2003

669

 

 

 

130

AN ACT relating to podiatry; requiring the State Board of Podiatry to issue a limited license to practice podiatry to certain persons who have practiced podiatry in another state or the District of Columbia under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 231—Committee on Commerce and Labor (by request).  Approved May 20, 2003

672

 

 

 

131

AN ACT relating to elections; authorizing a governing body of a city incorporated pursuant to general law to adopt an ordinance requiring that primary city elections and general city elections be held on the same dates as those established for statewide primary elections and general elections; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 233—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved May 20, 2003

674

 

 

 

132

AN ACT relating to elections; providing a Voters’ Bill of Rights; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 235—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved May 20, 2003

680

 

 

 

133

AN ACT relating to manufactured home parks; prohibiting a governing body, commission or board authorized to approve the conversion of a manufactured home park into individually owned lots from requiring certain changes to certain existing restrictions applicable to the park as a condition of approval for the conversion; revising the period that a landlord who is converting a manufactured home park into individual manufactured home lots is required to hold open an offer to sell a lot to a tenant; prohibiting a landlord from selling a lot to a person other than the tenant for a certain period for a more favorable price or terms than those offered to the tenant; providing that such an offer or certain notice by the landlord does not constitute notice of termination of the tenancy of the tenant; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 245—Assemblymen Collins, Manendo, Claborn, Gibbons, Goicoechea, Horne and Mortenson.  Approved May 20, 2003

681

 

 

 

134

AN ACT relating to elections; requiring a declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy to include a statement that the declarant is a qualified elector and, if he has been convicted of a felony, that his civil rights have been restored; prohibiting a filing officer from accepting a declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy if the candidate has not presented certain identification; making various changes concerning investigations to determine whether a candidate has been convicted of a felony and, if so, whether he has had his civil rights restored; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 285—Assemblymen Koivisto, McClain, Chowning, Conklin, Ohrenschall, Anderson, Buckley, Carpenter, Collins, Manendo, McCleary, Oceguera, Parks, Pierce, Sherer and Williams. Joint Sponsor: Senator Carlton.  Approved May 20, 2003

683

 

 

 

135

AN ACT relating to elections; making minor revisions to districts from which certain members of the Legislature, State Board of Education and Board of Regents of the University of Nevada are elected; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 375—Assemblymen Beers and Mabey. Joint Sponsors: Senators Nolan and Rawson.  Approved May 20, 2003

689

 

 

 

136

AN ACT relating to elections; providing for a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of Representative in Congress; requiring that the election be held sooner in the event of certain catastrophes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 344—Assemblyman Perkins.  Approved May 21, 2003

765

 

 

 

137

AN ACT relating to crimes; prohibiting a sentence of death for a person who is mentally retarded; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 15—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 21, 2003

766

 

 

 

138

AN ACT relating to health care; requiring an external review organization to be certified by the Commissioner of Insurance before conducting an external review of a final adverse determination of a managed care organization, health maintenance organization or certain insurers; authorizing an insured under certain health care plans to submit to a managed care organization, health maintenance organization or certain insurers a request for such a review under certain circumstances; requiring an external review organization to approve, modify or reverse a final adverse determination within a certain period; providing that an external review organization is not liable in a civil action for damages relating to a determination issued by the external review organization under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 79—Assemblymen Buckley, Gibbons, Anderson, Manendo, Giunchigliani, Andonov, Angle, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Brown, Carpenter, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Gustavson, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Knecht, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams. Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Neal and O’Connell.  Approved May 21, 2003

772

 

 

 

139

AN ACT relating to cities; revising the provisions governing the authority of the governing body of a city to abate certain dangerous conditions; revising the manner in which the governing body of a city may recover money expended in abating certain nuisances and dangerous and noxious conditions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 135—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 21, 2003

787

 

 

 

140

AN ACT relating to labor; revising various provisions relating to the enforcement of the labor laws by the Labor Commissioner; authorizing the Labor Commissioner to impose administrative penalties for certain violations of the labor laws and regulations; requiring the Labor Commissioner to follow certain procedures before enforcing administrative penalties; revising provisions relating to the issuance of subpoenas and the settlement of certain matters; prohibiting employers from changing regular paydays or the place of payment without providing advance written notice to employees; prohibiting employers from paying employees a lower wage, salary or compensation than the amount earned by the employees when the work was performed; prohibiting employers from decreasing the wage, salary or compensation of employees without providing advance written notice to the employees under certain circumstances; clarifying certain provisions of the labor laws; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 143—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 21, 2003

792

 

 

 

141

AN ACT relating to local government finance; authorizing a special district to petition the Department of Taxation for a conditional exemption from the requirement of providing for an annual audit under certain circumstances; excepting the receipt by a local government of certain revenue from the prohibition against the expenditure of any money or the incurrence of any liability by the local government in excess of the amounts appropriated for that function; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 149—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 21, 2003

801

 

 

 

142

AN ACT relating to public guardians; authorizing a public guardian to appoint deputies; providing for the compensation of such deputies; providing that an appointed public guardian serves at the pleasure of the board of county commissioners; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 151—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 21, 2003

804

 

 

 

143

AN ACT relating to energy; providing a multiplier for electricity generated by certain renewable energy systems for the purpose of calculating compliance with a portfolio standard for renewable energy; deeming electricity generated by certain processes to be electricity not generated by a renewable energy system; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 296—Assemblymen Weber, Geddes, Anderson, Sherer, Leslie, Buckley, Horne, Mabey and Pierce.  Approved May 21, 2003

805

 

 

 

144

AN ACT relating to protective orders; providing for the issuance and enforcement of temporary and extended orders against a person who is alleged to have committed a certain type of crime against a child; providing specific authorization for the parent or guardian of a child to obtain such orders on behalf of the child; providing justices’ courts with jurisdiction over proceedings to obtain such temporary or extended orders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 331—Assemblyman McCleary (by request).  Approved May 21, 2003

806

 

 

 

145

AN ACT relating to property tax; requiring a company that uses certain property of an interstate or intercounty nature directly in its operations to file with the Nevada Tax Commission written reports to enable the Commission to establish an appropriate valuation of the property; providing for an extension of time in which to file a required report; providing for the payment of a penalty for failure to file a required report by the date due; providing for the collection of penalties and interest for the late payment of certain property taxes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 530—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 21, 2003

810

 

 

 

146

AN ACT relating to revision of statutes; requiring the development of biennial recommendations for the elimination of obsolete or antiquated statutes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 37—Senator Wiener.  Approved May 21, 2003

813

 

 

 

147

AN ACT relating to education; revising the provisions governing the terms of members of the Commission on Educational Technology and the Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 68—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 21, 2003

814

 

 

 

148

AN ACT relating to property; revising the provision requiring a landlord to disclose an emergency telephone number to a tenant at or before the commencement of a tenancy; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 13—Senator McGinness.  Approved May 21, 2003

817

 

 

 

149

AN ACT relating to public bodies; specifying the effect of an abstention from voting by a member of certain public bodies on the necessary quorum and number of votes necessary to take action on matters; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 16—Senator Care.  Approved May 21, 2003

818

 

 

 

150

AN ACT relating to counties; expanding the services for which and property against which delinquent charges may be collected with county general taxes in certain counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 54—Senator Amodei.  Approved May 21, 2003

820

 

 

 

151

AN ACT relating to municipal obligations; revising provisions governing the acquisition by a county or this state of municipal obligations issued by a water authority organized as a political subdivision created by cooperative agreement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 140—Senator Townsend.  Approved May 21, 2003

821

 

 

 

152

AN ACT relating to local government finance; revising provisions relating to the investment by certain local governments of collateral obtained by the local government in exchange for lending securities from its investment portfolio; revising provisions relating to the investment and reinvestment by certain municipalities of the proceeds of bonds or other municipal securities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 141—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 21, 2003

823

 

 

 

153

AN ACT relating to counties; revising the uses of and interests in federal land that a board of county commissioners may apply for and accept; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 145—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 21, 2003

825

 

 

 

154

AN ACT relating to hazardous materials; revising the limitations on the amount of certain fees that the State Emergency Response Commission may impose; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 201—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved May 21, 2003

826

 

 

 

155

AN ACT relating to children; authorizing an employee of an agency which provides child welfare services to provide maintenance and special services to certain children under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 25—Committee on Health and Human Services.  Approved May 22, 2003

827

 

 

 

156

AN ACT relating to public health; prohibiting a person, under certain circumstances, from requesting or requiring the consent or concurrence of any person to carry out an anatomical gift made by the donor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 51—Assemblymen Koivisto, Gibbons, McClain, Parks, Anderson, Atkinson, Buckley, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Goldwater, Horne, Leslie, Manendo, McCleary, Ohrenschall, Sherer and Williams.  Approved May 22, 2003

828

 

 

 

157

AN ACT relating to the State Legislature; changing the membership of the Advisory Committee of the Legislative Committee for Local Government Taxes and Finance; revising the duties of the Legislative Committee; eliminating the subcommittee of the Legislative Committee appointed to conduct a study of the cost to the counties and incorporated cities in this state of maintaining highways, streets and roads; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 35—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved May 22, 2003

832

 

 

 

158

AN ACT relating to secured transactions; revising provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code governing the filing of certain records; revising certain fees related to certain security instruments and liens; authorizing the Secretary of State to prescribe a form for the filing and recording of certain documents; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 92—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 22, 2003

837

 

 

 

159

AN ACT relating to sentencing; making various changes to the provision pertaining to the authority and discretion of the court to suspend a sentence and grant probation in certain cases; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 95—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 22, 2003

846

 

 

 

160

AN ACT relating to justices’ courts; increasing the monetary limit of the jurisdiction of justices’ courts; providing for the establishment of a mandatory short trial program for civil cases in the justices’ courts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 100—Assemblymen Brown, Knecht, Gibbons, Christensen, Andonov, Beers, Geddes, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Hardy, Hettrick, Mabey, Marvel, McCleary, Perkins, Sherer and Weber.  Approved May 22, 2003

847

 

 

 

161

AN ACT relating to child support; making various changes to provisions governing the withholding of income which is ordered to enforce the payment of child support; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 117—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 22, 2003

853

 

 

 

162

AN ACT relating to health care; requiring certain employees of facilities for long-term care to receive education in the care of persons with dementia; requiring the Department of Human Resources to develop a plan for increasing the number of beds in this state that are used to provide long-term care to persons with dementia; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 323—Assemblymen McClain, Parks, Chowning, Koivisto, Gibbons, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Giunchigliani, Hardy, Horne, Manendo, Mortenson, Ohrenschall and Pierce.  Approved May 22, 2003

856

 

 

 

163

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising the provisions regarding notification of victims of a crime if the defendant is released before or during a trial; providing that a victim can request information concerning the release of the defendant by telephone in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 336—Assemblymen Manendo, McClain, Koivisto, Parks, McCleary, Anderson, Andonov, Arberry, Atkinson, Carpenter, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Hardy, Horne, Knecht, Leslie, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams.  Approved May 22, 2003

860

 

 

 

164

AN ACT relating to protection of children; revising the provisions governing the purpose, membership and procedure of a multidisciplinary team to review the death of a child; increasing the fee for a certificate of death to support the reviews; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 381—Assemblymen Leslie, Koivisto, Parks, Ohrenschall, Atkinson, Buckley, Conklin, Geddes and McClain.  Approved May 22, 2003

863

 

 

 

165

AN ACT relating to veterans’ cemeteries; revising the provisions governing financial support for veterans’ cemeteries; providing for the employment of additional employees to operate veterans’ cemeteries; authorizing the use of the remainder of certain gifts of money and personal property donated for use at veterans’ cemeteries; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 405—Assemblymen Hardy, Knecht, Andonov, Grady, Brown, Beers, Christensen, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Gibbons, Goicoechea, Griffin, Gustavson, Hettrick, Koivisto, Mabey, McClain, McCleary, Oceguera, Pierce and Weber.  Approved May 22, 2003

867

 

 

 

166

AN ACT relating to elections; requiring that the names of candidates for certain nonpartisan offices who are unopposed be placed on the ballot for a primary election; requiring that, under certain circumstances, such a candidate be declared elected to office following the primary election and that his name not be placed on the ballot for a general election; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 421—Assemblywoman Weber.  Approved May 22, 2003

869

 

 

 

167

AN ACT relating to state purchasing; revising the provisions concerning certain penalties for a person who has entered into a contract with an agency of this state and who fails to perform according to the terms of the contract; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 424—Assemblyman Geddes (by request).  Approved May 22, 2003

870

 

 

 

168

AN ACT relating to controlled substances; providing for an additional penalty for selling or providing certain controlled substances where the use of the controlled substance results in death or substantial bodily harm and the defendant failed to render or seek the necessary medical assistance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 443—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 22, 2003

871

 

 

 

169

AN ACT relating to welfare; transferring certain duties relating to Medicaid from the Welfare Division of the Department of Human Resources to the Department of Human Resources and from the State Welfare Administrator to the Director of the Department of Human Resources; revising the definition of the “undivided estate” of a deceased recipient of Medicaid; requiring the Director of the Department of Human Resources to adopt certain regulations; providing that certain provisions of law do not apply to the recovery of money owed to the Department of Human Resources as a result of the payment of benefits for Medicaid; repealing the requirement that the State Plan for Medicaid include a requirement that certain senior citizens are eligible for Medicaid for long-term care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 445—Committee on Health and Human Services.  Approved May 22, 2003

872

 

 

 

170

AN ACT relating to domestic violence; clarifying the provisions governing an arrest involving a violation of an order for protection against domestic violence; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 448—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 22, 2003

888

 

 

 

171

AN ACT relating to education; requiring the State Board of Education to prescribe a course of study to prepare pupils to pass the high school proficiency examination; authorizing the boards of trustees of school districts to offer the course of study to pupils enrolled in high school; revising provisions governing the informational pamphlet concerning the high school proficiency examination to include certain information regarding preparation for the college entrance examinations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 510—Committee on Education.  Approved May 22, 2003

889

 

 

 

172

AN ACT relating to governmental purchasing; clarifying the types of contracts into which a member of certain governing bodies may enter with the governing body; increasing the maximum dollar amount of supplies that a governing body may purchase each month from a member of the body in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 539—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 22, 2003

891

 

 

 

173

AN ACT relating to professions; creating the Board of Athletic Trainers; prescribing the powers and duties of the Board; requiring certain persons who engage in the practice of athletic training to be licensed by the Board; prescribing the requirements for such licenses; providing for the regulation of athletic trainers; providing a penalty; requiring the Board to hold hearings and make recommendations to the Legislature concerning the regulation of personal trainers and other fitness instructors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 27—Senator Wiener.  Approved May 22, 2003

893

 

 

 

174

AN ACT relating to education; authorizing regional training programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators to facilitate access to information concerning issues related to suicide among pupils; providing that receipt of or access to such information does not create an additional duty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 36—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 22, 2003

913

 

 

 

175

AN ACT relating to the University and Community College System of Nevada; requiring an institution within the University and Community College System of Nevada to provide electronic versions of instructional materials to students with print access disabilities under certain circumstances; requiring a publisher of such materials to provide the materials to an institution under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 62—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 22, 2003

914

 

 

 

176

AN ACT relating to conservation camps; authorizing the State Forester Firewarden of the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to determine the amount of wages that must be paid to offenders who participate in conservation camps and who perform work relating to fire fighting and other work projects of conservation camps; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 72—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 22, 2003

916

 

 

 

177

AN ACT relating to counties; extending the time a county may lease real property of the county to a corporation for public benefit under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 103—Senators Tiffany, Cegavske, Amodei, Coffin, Hardy, McGinness, Nolan, O’Connell, Rawson, Rhoads, Shaffer, Washington and Wiener. Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Beers, Hettrick, Andonov, Hardy, Mabey, Parks and Weber.  Approved May 22, 2003

918

 

 

 

178

AN ACT relating to malpractice; revising various provisions relating to filings and rates for certain insurers that issue policies of malpractice insurance; providing persons with the right to provide testimony at certain hearings before the Commissioner of Insurance under certain circumstances; establishing various requirements relating to policies of malpractice insurance; authorizing the Commissioner to protect essential medical specialties from certain adverse actions regarding policies of malpractice insurance; requiring the Commissioner to collect certain information and to conduct certain studies relating to policies of malpractice insurance; providing that certain information in certain settlement agreements must not be made confidential; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 122—Senators Titus and Wiener.  Approved May 22, 2003

919

 

 

 

179

AN ACT relating to campaign practices; prohibiting public officers and employees from requesting or otherwise causing state and local governments to, under certain circumstances, make an expenditure to support or oppose a ballot question or a candidate; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 123—Senator Titus. Joint Sponsor: Assemblyman Parks.  Approved May 22, 2003

925

 

 

 

180

AN ACT relating to corporations; requiring certain corporations to provide certain information at the time of filing the list of officers and directors and to pay a fee under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 124—Senator Titus.  Approved May 22, 2003

927

 

 

 

181

AN ACT relating to gaming; repealing the prohibition on the assignment of the right to periodic payments of winnings from gaming; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 134—Senator Care.  Approved May 22, 2003

931

 

 

 

182

AN ACT relating to real estate; making various changes to provisions governing certain real estate practices; revising provisions governing property management agreements; revising provisions which require real estate broker-salesmen and real estate salesmen to disclose in certain advertisements the name of the brokerage with whom they are associated; revising provisions relating to brokerage agreements which provide for exclusive agency representation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 139—Senator Townsend.  Approved May 22, 2003

931

 

 

 

183

AN ACT relating to the Legislature; providing for joint legislative requesters on the list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures published by the Legislative Counsel; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 148—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 22, 2003

935

 

 

 

184

AN ACT relating to school property; authorizing a school district to sell or lease certain real property for less than the appraised value under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 150—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 22, 2003

937

 

 

 

185

AN ACT relating to education; deleting the authority of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education to adopt certain regulations; revising certain references to the members of the Commission from the State of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 159—Senator Rawson.  Approved May 22, 2003

938

 

 

 

186

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; clarifying a provision governing advances to budget accounts supported by administrative assessments; requiring the Director of the Department of Administration to give certain notices concerning such advances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 198—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 22, 2003

944

 

 

 

187

AN ACT relating to taxation; carrying out certain advisory questions relating to funding for regional transportation; revising the maximum rate, allocation or use of certain taxes for regional transportation; authorizing certain counties to impose additional taxes on motor vehicle fuel and to increase certain impact fees for new development; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 237—Senators Raggio and Titus. Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Perkins and Hettrick.  Approved May 22, 2003

945

 

 

 

188

AN ACT relating to the administration of public agencies; increasing the maximum amount that may be maintained in a petty cash account of a state agency; allowing the State Board of Examiners to authorize its clerk to determine whether an emergency exists and approve an expenditure from the Emergency Account in the State General Fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 153—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 26, 2003

961

 

 

 

189

AN ACT relating to taxation; increasing the tax on the rental of transient lodging within the City of Sparks to pay for certain projects and capital improvements that are intended to attract and expand tourism; revising the distribution of the tax on the rental of transient lodging in certain areas of Washoe County that was imposed to pay for certain projects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 205—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 26, 2003

962

 

 

 

190

AN ACT relating to local governmental finances; requiring local governments that acquire certain public utilities or expand certain facilities for utility service to make certain payments or provide certain compensation in lieu of taxes and franchise fees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 361—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 26, 2003

968

 

 

 

191

AN ACT relating to alcoholic beverages; revising the definition of “supplier” for the purposes of the tax on and the sale of liquor; authorizing a retail liquor store that holds a nonrestricted license to transfer an original package of beer to another retail liquor store that holds a nonrestricted license under certain circumstances; requiring the Attorney General to enforce certain provisions governing the sale of alcoholic beverages; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 437—Assemblymen Christensen, Knecht, Claborn, Ohrenschall, Koivisto, Anderson, Andonov, Angle, Atkinson, Beers, Brown, Carpenter, Chowning, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Gibbons, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams (by request). Joint Sponsors: Senators Townsend, Rawson, Rhoads and Washington.  Approved May 26, 2003

971

 

 

 

192

AN ACT relating to ditches; requiring the State Engineer to investigate and prepare a report concerning certain complaints concerning possible criminal acts involving ditches; requiring a copy of a subdivider’s tentative map to be forwarded to the owner of record of land to which an irrigation ditch is appurtenant under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 488—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 26, 2003

973

 

 

 

193

AN ACT relating to hazardous materials; providing that certain bona fide prospective purchasers, innocent purchasers and owners of contiguous real property are not liable for response actions and cleanup with respect to certain real property at which a hazardous substance has been or may have been released; requiring that such persons report the discovery of certain hazardous substances and petroleum products and report the carrying out of certain related response actions and cleanup; clarifying that such relief from liability does not limit certain authorities of the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Administrator of the Division or the State Environmental Commission with respect to persons who are actually responsible for the contamination or pollution of real property; clarifying that such relief from liability does not affect the liability in tort of any party; providing for the imposition of certain liens in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 485—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 26, 2003

978

 

 

 

194

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; revising provisions governing short-term leases of passenger cars; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 522—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 26, 2003

980

 

 

 

195

AN ACT relating to telegraphs; repealing certain obsolete provisions relating to telegraphs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 7—Senator Wiener.  Approved May 26, 2003

983

 

 

 

196

AN ACT relating to occupational safety; increasing the penalty for certain punishable conduct by an employer that leads to the death of an employee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 8—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 26, 2003

986

 

 

 

197

AN ACT relating to firearms; prohibiting discharge of a firearm from a structure or vehicle under certain circumstances; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 40—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

987

 

 

 

198

AN ACT relating to witnesses; adopting the Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 43—Senator Care.  Approved May 26, 2003

988

 

 

 

199

AN ACT relating to child custody; adopting the revision of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act; providing for the transition from the present act to the act as revised; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 48—Senator Care.  Approved May 26, 2003

990

 

 

 

200

AN ACT relating to tobacco; authorizing school districts to adopt more stringent restrictions governing tobacco and products made from tobacco than restrictions imposed pursuant to state law under certain circumstances; revising the time by which certain stores must comply with certain provisions pertaining to smoking within public areas; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 50—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1007

 

 

 

201

AN ACT relating to property; increasing the amount of the homestead exemption; exempting from execution a greater amount of equity in certain dwellings; making various other changes concerning benefits and property which are exempt from execution; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 70—Senator O’Connell.  Approved May 26, 2003

1008

 

 

 

202

AN ACT relating to medical professionals; expanding the circumstances under which registered nurses are authorized to dispense dangerous drugs to include dispensing such drugs to patients at certain rural clinics if the nurses are providing mental health services at the rural clinics; authorizing the State Board of Pharmacy to adopt regulations to ensure that certain safeguards, including dispensing procedures, are followed to protect registered nurses who provide mental health services to patients at certain rural clinics; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 83—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 26, 2003

1017

 

 

 

203

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising the provision governing the time in which the court may order a determination of competency; providing that the district court must determine the competency of a defendant to stand trial under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 89—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1018

 

 

 

204

AN ACT relating to graffiti; making various changes to the provisions pertaining to the crime of placing graffiti on or otherwise defacing property; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 105—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1019

 

 

 

205

AN ACT relating to child support; imposing a fee upon an obligor of child support who is subject to withholding of income by his employer; providing for the collection and administration of that fee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 186—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1021

 

 

 

206

AN ACT relating to juvenile justice; repealing, reenacting, reorganizing and revising certain provisions relating to juvenile justice; reenacting certain penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 197—Senator Wiener.  Approved May 26, 2003

1023

 

 

 

207

AN ACT relating to professions; authorizing the Board of Examiners for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors to adopt regulations to certify persons as detoxification technicians; authorizing the Board to make certain determinations based on information included in a report of criminal history under certain circumstances; requiring the Board to charge and collect a fee for approving a course of continuing education; authorizing the Board to enter into an interlocal agreement with an Indian tribe to provide assistance to members of the tribe training in the practice of counseling alcohol and drug abusers; expanding the circumstances under which the Board may bring an action to enjoin certain violations; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 248—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 26, 2003

1163

 

 

 

208

AN ACT relating to gaming; revising the definition of an “international gaming salon”; requiring the State Gaming Control Board to make available to the public certain information; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 266—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1169

 

 

 

209

AN ACT relating to railroads; requiring that the route and terminals selected by the California-Nevada Super Speed Ground Transportation Commission must be approved by the appropriate governmental agencies in the state where the route and terminals are located; designating the Commission as an agency of this state under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 276—Senator Titus.  Approved May 26, 2003

1171

 

 

 

210

AN ACT relating to osteopathic physicians; increasing the membership of the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine; requiring an applicant for a license to practice osteopathic medicine or an osteopathic physician’s assistant for whom an application to employ an osteopathic physician’s assistant is submitted to the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine to submit a complete set of his fingerprints to the Board for investigation of the criminal history of the applicant or osteopathic physician’s assistant; authorizing an osteopathic physician to be appointed to certain governmental entities; expanding the circumstances under which an osteopathic physician may be designated to carry out certain duties relating to the practice of medicine; revising provisions relating to the confidentiality of investigations conducted by the Board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 281—Senator Shaffer (by request).  Approved May 26, 2003

1174

 

 

 

211

AN ACT relating to dentistry; revising the requirements for the issuance of a limited license to practice dentistry or dental hygiene; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 283—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 26, 2003

1182

 

 

 

212

AN ACT relating to prisoners; prohibiting prisoners from manufacturing or possessing certain tools or items adapted, designed or commonly used for the purpose of escaping or attempting to escape from custody; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 299—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1184

 

 

 

213

AN ACT relating to agencies; clarifying that certain occupational boards and commissions must act in the public interest; revising the qualifications for the members of certain occupational boards and commissions; providing that the members of certain occupational boards and commissions must be provided with certain materials and training upon appointment; revising the authority of certain occupational boards and commissions to hire employees or contract with independent contractors; revising the qualifications for the executive director or executive secretary of certain occupational boards and commissions; revising the audit requirements for certain occupational boards and commissions; increasing the membership of the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 310—Senator Carlton.  Approved May 26, 2003

1185

 

 

 

214

AN ACT relating to taxation; clarifying the provisions governing the administration of the sales and use taxes on the sale or lease of a motor vehicle to a governmental entity; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 313—Senator Raggio.  Approved May 26, 2003

1202

 

 

 

215

AN ACT relating to tobacco; providing that cigarette vending machines may be placed in a public area only if persons who are under 21 years of age are prohibited from loitering in that area pursuant to certain statutes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 315—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1203

 

 

 

216

AN ACT relating to motor carriers; revising provisions relating to self-insurance for taxicabs regulated by the Taxicab Authority; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 322—Senator Shaffer (by request).  Approved May 26, 2003

1203

 

 

 

217

AN ACT relating to transportation; requiring the Las Vegas Monorail Company to provide certain financial reports to the Legislative Commission; authorizing the Legislative Commission to direct the Legislative Auditor to conduct an audit of the Las Vegas Monorail Company under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 362—Senators Titus and Care.  Approved May 26, 2003

1204

 

 

 

218

AN ACT relating to regulation of motor vehicles; exempting electric personal assistive mobility devices from regulation as motor vehicles; including persons on such devices or in wheelchairs within the definition of “pedestrian” for the purposes of traffic laws; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 363—Senator Titus.  Approved May 26, 2003

1205

 

 

 

219

AN ACT relating to intoxicating liquor; revising certain provisions governing the importation of liquor by a common or contract carrier; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 373—Senator Schneider.  Approved May 26, 2003

1208

 

 

 

220

AN ACT relating to insurance; revising provisions relating to the notice that must be provided when an insurer cancels or refuses to renew a policy of insurance issued to a common-interest community; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 378—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 26, 2003

1210

 

 

 

221

AN ACT relating to the protection of children; expanding the provisions governing the persons who are required to report the abuse or neglect of children to include any adult person who is employed by an entity that provides organized activities for children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 383—Senator Shaffer.  Approved May 26, 2003

1211

 

 

 

222

AN ACT relating to drugs; requiring the Board of Medical Examiners and the State Board of Pharmacy to post on the Internet certain information relating to manufacturers of drugs; revising provisions relating to the substitution of generic drugs for drugs prescribed by brand name; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 387—Senator Titus.  Approved May 26, 2003

1213

 

 

 

223

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Health Division of the Department of Human Resources for an unanticipated shortfall in money for Fiscal Year 2002-2003 resulting from the increased cost of the maintenance of effort requirement for the Substance Abuse and Treatment Block Grant; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 396—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 26, 2003

1216

 

 

 

224

AN ACT relating to state parks; requiring certain money received from the rental and lease of concessions located on property within a state park or property controlled or administered by the Division of State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to be deposited in the Account for Maintenance of State Parks within the Division of State Parks; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 401—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 26, 2003

1216

 

 

 

225

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; allowing certain owners of fleets of motor vehicles to apply for participation in the program allowing the electronic submission and storage of certain documents relating to the registration and ownership of motor vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 405—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 26, 2003

1218

 

 

 

226

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Human Resources for an unanticipated shortfall in Fiscal Year 2002-2003 for a shortfall in revenue collections and expenditures relating to psychiatric services at rural clinics; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 408—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 26, 2003

1220

 

 

 

227

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Motor Vehicles for an unanticipated shortfall in money for Fiscal Year 2002-2003 resulting from certain increased costs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 410—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 26, 2003

1221

 

 

 

228

AN ACT relating to service stations; revising certain provisions relating to the operation of service stations by a refiner; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 422—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 26, 2003

1221

 

 

 

229

AN ACT relating to veterinarians; eliminating the requirement that a complaint filed with the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners must be verified; revising provisions governing the educational requirements for a license to practice veterinary medicine; eliminating the requirement that an application for the renewal of a license must be notarized; revising the procedure for the disposition of complaints filed with the Board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 427—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 26, 2003

1223

 

 

 

230

AN ACT relating to communication services; requiring certain governmental entities that sell the services of a community antenna television system to the general public to comply with certain conditions and limitations relating to the provision of those services; requiring certain governmental entities to demonstrate that they are in compliance with such conditions and limitations under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 429—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 26, 2003

1228

 

 

 

231

AN ACT relating to contractors; prohibiting certain acts relating to the repair, restoration, improvement or construction of residential pools and spas; clarifying certain provisions that prohibit contractors from acting as owners of certain companies, corporations and business entities; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 437—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 26, 2003

1233

 

 

 

232

AN ACT relating to the Department of Motor Vehicles; applying the uniform system of demerit points to persons deemed to have future driving privileges; requiring the Department under certain circumstances to suspend the future driving privileges of such persons who accumulate demerit points; revising provisions governing the types of acceptable documentation to establish identification; providing for the expiration and renewal of identification cards; imposing fees for the renewal of certain identification cards; changing the period for reporting certain changes to or the loss of identification cards; requiring the Department to adopt regulations establishing certain fees for hazardous materials endorsements on commercial drivers’ licenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 483—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 26, 2003

1235

 

 

 

233

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; prohibiting an insurer from issuing a check for the payment of benefits for permanent total disability that includes a restrictive endorsement; providing that an insurer may issue a check for the payment of certain benefits for industrial insurance that includes a restrictive endorsement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 294—Assemblymen Conklin, Oceguera, Giunchigliani, Horne, Ohrenschall, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Geddes, Goldwater, Gustavson, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Williams. Joint Sponsors: Senators Carlton and Wiener.  Approved May 27, 2003

1247

 

 

 

234

AN ACT relating to cancer; requiring the State Health Officer or a person designated by the Administrator of the Health Division of the Department of Human Resources to analyze information reported by health facilities concerning cancer; requiring the State Health Officer or person designated by the Administrator of the Health Division to analyze trends in such information and assist in facilitating the prevention of cancer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 315—Assemblymen Koivisto, Chowning, Ohrenschall, McClain, Parks, Anderson, Claborn, Collins, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Leslie, Manendo, Oceguera, Perkins, Pierce and Williams.  Approved May 27, 2003

1248

 

 

 

235

AN ACT relating to education; revising provisions governing the transferability of certain community college credits toward the requirements for an award of a baccalaureate degree from a university or state college within the University and Community College System of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 507—Committee on Education.  Approved May 27, 2003

1249

 

 

 

236

AN ACT relating to property; providing that a landlord of dwelling units intended and operated exclusively for persons 55 years of age and older may not employ a person to perform work on the premises unless the person has a work card issued by the sheriff of the county; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 419—Assemblymen Pierce, Ohrenschall, Manendo, Parks, Koivisto, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Buckley, Chowning, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Horne, Leslie, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Sherer and Weber.  Approved May 27, 2003

1250

 

 

 

237

AN ACT relating to telephonic devices; prohibiting certain agencies, boards, commissions or political subdivisions from regulating the use of a telephonic device by a person who is operating a motor vehicle; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 10—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 27, 2003

1251

 

 

 

238

AN ACT relating to health records; providing the Administrator of the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Human Resources or his designee access to certain records concerning certain defendants which are in the possession of the Department of Corrections; providing the Director of the Department of Corrections or the designated medical director access to certain records concerning an offender which are in the possession of the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 90—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 27, 2003

1255

 

 

 

239

AN ACT relating to utilities; authorizing certain natural gas utilities to use deferred accounting for certain purposes; revising provisions governing the notice that must be provided for an application to obtain a permit for a utility facility; revising certain procedural requirements concerning applications to purchase energy, capacity or ancillary services from a provider of new electric resources; revising various provisions relating to transactions between eligible customers and providers of new electric resources; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 125—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 27, 2003

1257

 

 

 

240

AN ACT relating to professions; changing the name of the State Board of Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Operators of Cemeteries and Crematories to the Nevada State Funeral Board; removing the limitation concerning the number of consecutive terms of office a member of the Board may serve; authorizing the Board to establish certain fees by regulation; authorizing the Board to issue an order to desist or refrain from engaging in certain unlawful acts; authorizing the Board to order an immediate suspension of a license, permit or certificate under certain circumstances; revising certain provisions relating to disciplinary action; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 323—Senator Shaffer.  Approved May 27, 2003

1265

 

 

 

241

AN ACT relating to taxes on retail sales; clarifying the requirements for determining whether a charitable organization qualifies for an exemption from such taxes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 353—Senator Rawson.  Approved May 27, 2003

1283

 

 

 

242

AN ACT relating to redevelopment; providing an additional alternative procedure for the appointment of the membership of a redevelopment agency; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 424—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 27, 2003

1285

 

 

 

243

AN ACT relating to real estate; making various changes regarding the powers and duties of the Real Estate Commission, the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry and the Commission of Appraisers of Real Estate; revising provisions governing the regulation of property managers; authorizing certain agencies to conduct business electronically; authorizing the investigation and audit of certain accounts of a real estate broker; expanding the power of certain agencies to impose fines and penalties for certain unlawful conduct and to deny, suspend and revoke licenses under certain circumstances; increasing certain fees and authorizing certain agencies to establish other fees by regulation; making certain conduct unlawful; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 428—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 27, 2003

1287

 

 

 

244

AN ACT relating to education; making certain changes to the method of calculating the amount of the basic governmental services tax to be distributed to a county school district; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 465—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 27, 2003

1313

 

 

 

245

AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing the Department of Taxation and its employees to disclose information concerning whether or not a business has a business license issued by the Department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 466—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 27, 2003

1315

 

 

 

246

AN ACT relating to taxation; authorizing a special district to pledge a percentage of revenue received from the supplemental city-county relief tax for the payment of certain bonds issued by the special district; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 467—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 27, 2003

1316

 

 

 

247

AN ACT relating to public welfare; requiring the Department of Human Resources to develop a list of preferred prescription drugs to be used for the Medicaid program; requiring the Department to manage the use by the Medicaid program of step therapy and prior authorization for prescription drugs; creating the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee within the Department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 384—Assemblymen Koivisto, McClain, Ohrenschall, Parks, Anderson, Christensen, Claborn, Leslie and Pierce.  Approved May 27, 2003

1317

 

 

 

248

AN ACT relating to health care; requiring a person to obtain the approval of the State Health Officer before operating a new medical helicopter under certain circumstances; revising the requirements concerning the approval by the Director of the Department of Human Resources of certain construction projects on behalf of a health facility; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 402—Assemblymen Sherer, Knecht, Brown, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Hettrick, Koivisto and Marvel.  Approved May 27, 2003

1323

 

 

 

249

AN ACT relating to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission; requiring the Commission to adopt regulations concerning the processing of complaints; revising requirements regarding the confidentiality of complaints and investigations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 450—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 27, 2003

1326

 

 

 

250

AN ACT relating to health care records; authorizing certain persons to access the health care records of certain deceased patients; revising the provisions regarding reporting of examination results by medical laboratories; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 24—Senator Neal.  Approved May 27, 2003

1331

 

 

 

251

AN ACT relating to insurance; requiring certain policies of health insurance and health care plans to provide coverage for colorectal cancer screening under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 183—Senator Mathews. Joint Sponsor: Assemblywoman Gibbons.  Approved May 27, 2003

1334

 

 

 

252

AN ACT relating to real property; providing that the fact that real property has been the site for the manufacture of methamphetamine is not immaterial for the purposes of making disclosures to a purchaser, lessee or tenant of the property under certain circumstances; removing the exemption from the requirement of completing and providing a disclosure form to a purchaser of residential property that is provided to the seller of the property in certain types of transactions; requiring certain disclosures to be made to a person who purchases, leases or takes possession of a manufactured home, mobile home or commercial coach if the home or coach has been the site for the manufacture of methamphetamine; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 204—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 27, 2003

1338

 

 

 

253

AN ACT relating to education; providing that a pupil must be in attendance for a minimum number of days to obtain credit or to be promoted to the next higher grade; requiring each school to provide notice to the parent or legal guardian of a pupil before the pupil is denied credit or promotion to the next higher grade; providing that a pupil and his parent or legal guardian may request a review of a decision to deny credit or promotion to the next higher grade; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 253—Senator Cegavske. Joint Sponsor: Assemblywoman Giunchigliani.  Approved May 27, 2003

1341

 

 

 

254

AN ACT relating to public health; establishing the Arthritis Prevention and Control Program within the Health Division of the Department of Human Resources to increase public awareness of, and educate persons on, matters relating to arthritis; establishing the Advisory Committee on the Arthritis Prevention and Control Program to make certain recommendations to the Division; authorizing the receipt of gifts or grants and other sources of money to carry out the Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 287—Senators Wiener, Rawson, Neal, Cegavske, Mathews, Nolan and Washington.  Approved May 27, 2003

1342

 

 

 

255

AN ACT relating to juries; revising the provisions governing exemptions from jury service; revising the provisions governing the selection of jurors in certain counties; revising the provisions regarding the compensation of jurors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 73—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 28, 2003

1347

 

 

 

256

AN ACT relating to weapons; prohibiting the sale or disposition of firearms or ammunition to certain persons; authorizing certain persons to manufacture and sell switchblade knives under certain circumstances; prohibiting possession of a firearm on which the serial number has been intentionally changed, altered, removed or obliterated; revising the provisions pertaining to possession of a firearm by certain persons; making various other changes to the provisions pertaining to firearms; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 199—Senator McGinness.  Approved May 28, 2003

1349

 

 

 

257

AN ACT relating to personal identifying information; making various changes relating to personal identifying information; prohibiting a person from unlawfully possessing or using a scanning device or reencoder to acquire certain personal identifying information; clarifying the applicability of certain crimes relating to personal identifying information; prohibiting a public officer or public employee from committing certain unlawful acts relating to personal identifying information; restricting the type of credit card or debit card information that may be printed electronically on a receipt; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 297—Senators Wiener, Amodei, Titus, Care, McGinness, Nolan and Washington.  Approved May 28, 2003

1354

 

 

 

258

AN ACT relating to public health; requiring the posting of warnings in certain food establishments in which alcoholic beverages are sold regarding the dangers of drinking such beverages during pregnancy; merging the Advisory Subcommittee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome into the Advisory Board on Maternal and Child Health; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 307—Senators Wiener, Rawson, Cegavske, Mathews, Neal, Nolan and Washington.  Approved May 28, 2003

1359

 

 

 

259

AN ACT relating to incarcerated persons; requiring the Department of Education to adopt regulations that establish a statewide program of education for incarcerated persons and to coordinate with and assist school districts in operating programs of education for incarcerated persons; creating in the State Treasury the Fund for Programs of Education for Incarcerated Persons; authorizing school districts to operate programs of education for incarcerated persons under certain circumstances; providing procedures if a manager or warden excludes from a facility or institution a person employed by a school district to operate a program of education for incarcerated persons in the facility or institution; authorizing the University and Community College System of Nevada to offer courses that lead to a postsecondary degree for incarcerated persons; providing free tuition to certain incarcerated persons under certain conditions; waiving the registration fees of certain incarcerated persons; making various changes to provisions relating to credits against the sentence of an offender; revising the provisions governing the manner in which prisoners may be released from jail when the jail becomes overcrowded; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 317—Senators Wiener and Amodei. Joint Sponsor: Assemblywoman Leslie.  Approved May 28, 2003

1363

 

 

 

260

AN ACT relating to drugs; establishing procedures for reusing certain prescription drugs that are dispensed to, but not used by, a patient in a mental health facility, facility for skilled nursing or facility for intermediate care, or an offender incarcerated in an institution or facility operated by the Department of Corrections; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 327—Senators Wiener, Rawson, Washington, Titus, Amodei, Care, Mathews and McGinness.  Approved May 28, 2003

1371

 

 

 

261

AN ACT relating to crimes; revising the provisions of the crime relating to the annoyance and molestation of a minor to prohibit certain acts committed against certain children and mentally ill persons; prohibiting the luring of a child or mentally ill person under certain circumstances; providing that certain crimes committed against certain children or mentally ill persons constitute sexual offenses for the purposes of various statutes; providing that certain crimes committed against certain children or mentally ill persons constitute immoral conduct for the purposes of certain provisions related to educational personnel and that certain licensed educational employees forfeit their rights of employment if convicted of such crimes; revising certain provisions of the crime relating to manufacturing or compounding certain controlled substances; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 394—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 28, 2003

1375

 

 

 

262

AN ACT relating to the Department of Human Resources; extending the reversion date of the appropriation made during previous Legislative Session to the Department of Human Resources for the Medicaid Management Information System; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 255—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved May 28, 2003

1398

 

 

 

263

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Human Resources for an unanticipated shortfall in money for medical care and higher-level placements for Medicaid-eligible children; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 469—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved May 28, 2003

1398

 

 

 

264

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy of the Department of Human Resources for a shortfall in budgeting in Fiscal Year 2002-2003.  Assembly Bill No. 471—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved May 28, 2003

1399

 

 

 

265

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Office of the Military for an unanticipated shortfall in money for utility costs in Fiscal Year 2002-2003; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 493—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 28, 2003

1399

 

 

 

266

AN ACT relating to the Department of Public Safety; authorizing the Department to adopt certain regulations relating to motor carriers; clarifying the duty of the Department to enforce certain provisions relating to motor carriers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 478—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 28, 2003

1400

 

 

 

267

AN ACT relating to taxicabs; revising the provisions governing service as a member of the Taxicab Authority; increasing the amount of petty cash available for the support of undercover investigations conducted by the Taxicab Authority; revising the requirement for a physician’s certificate for employment as a driver of a taxicab; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 476—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 28, 2003

1403

 

 

 

268

AN ACT making appropriations to restore the balances in the Stale Claims Account, Emergency Account and Reserve for Statutory Contingency Account; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 247—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 28, 2003

1405

 

 

 

269

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Supreme Court of Nevada for an unanticipated shortfall in money for Fiscal Year 2002-2003 resulting from a deficit in the collection of administrative assessments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 246—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 28, 2003

1406

 

 

 

270

AN ACT relating to taxicabs; increasing the fee for each compensable trip of a taxicab; increasing the fees for the issuance and renewal of a driver’s permit to operate a taxicab; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 288—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 28, 2003

1406

 

 

 

271

AN ACT relating to programs for public employees; providing that the Public Employees’ Deferred Compensation Program approved by the Committee to administer the Program may consist of any plan authorized by federal law to reduce taxable income or other forms of compensation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 225—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 28, 2003

1408

 

 

 

272

AN ACT relating to writs of prohibition; revising the provisions governing the issuance of writs of prohibition to conform to the Nevada Constitution by providing that a district court may issue a writ of prohibition in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 494—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 28, 2003

1409

 

 

 

273

AN ACT relating to manufactured housing; revising certain fees that fund the Account for Education and Recovery Relating to Manufactured Housing; requiring purchasers who commence an action that may result in payment from the Account to serve a copy of the complaint upon the Administrator of the Manufactured Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry; prohibiting certain licensees from recovering damages from the Account under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 212—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 28, 2003

1410

 

 

 

274

AN ACT relating to air pollution; requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish by regulation procedures for inspecting certain stations involved in the control of emissions from engines; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 18—Senator Schneider.  Approved May 28, 2003

1412

 

 

 

275

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; establishing provisions relating to the maximum load weights per tire and the minimum number of tires per axle for vehicles allowed to operate on public highways of this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 481—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 28, 2003

1413

 

 

 

276

AN ACT relating to the tax for infrastructure; authorizing the boards of county commissioners of certain counties to use money in the infrastructure fund for the operation and maintenance of flood control projects; requiring the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County to submit a progress report to the 73rd Session of the Nevada Legislature concerning certain flood control projects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 490—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved May 28, 2003

1414

 

 

 

277

AN ACT relating to professions; declaring the practice of counseling problem gamblers to be a learned profession; changing the name of the Board of Examiners for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors to the Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors; increasing the number of members on the Board; requiring persons who counsel problem gamblers to be certified by the Board; imposing certain fees; authorizing the Board to adopt certain regulations; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 351—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 28, 2003

1415

 

 

 

278

AN ACT relating to vehicles; providing that certain leases of motor vehicles or trailers do not constitute sales or create security interests under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 482—Committee on Transportation.  Approved May 28, 2003

1425

 

 

 

279

AN ACT relating to economic development; making various changes concerning the powers and duties of the Commission on Economic Development; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 174—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 28, 2003

1425

 

 

 

280

AN ACT relating to obligations of support for children; revising the procedure for enrolling a child in a plan of health insurance pursuant to a court order for support to comply with federal law; requiring premiums for such health insurance to be deducted from the wages of the parent; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 475—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved May 28, 2003

1427

 

 

 

281

AN ACT relating to the State Department of Agriculture; authorizing the Director of the State Department of Agriculture and the Department to impose and collect certain fees; making various changes to the program of medical marijuana administered by the Department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 130—Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining.  Approved May 28, 2003

1430

 

 

 

282

AN ACT relating to State Government; authorizing state offices to establish an alternative schedule of operation; transferring the power or duty to adopt certain regulations from the Department of Personnel and the Director of the Department to the Personnel Commission; authorizing an employee to offset an overpayment of salary with annual leave; allowing the State Board of Examiners to delegate to its Clerk the authority to designate certain overpayments of salary as bad debts; repealing a duplicative provision regarding certain reports by appointing authorities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 217—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 28, 2003

1435

 

 

 

283

AN ACT relating to health; requiring under certain circumstances that an allegedly mentally ill person be admitted to a medical facility other than a hospital before his emergency admission to a mental health facility; requiring the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Human Resources to adopt regulations prescribing the appropriate type of medical facility; authorizing peace officers to deliver certain persons found in any public place under the influence of a controlled substance to certain facilities for observation and care; providing for the medical treatment of certain persons who are under the influence of a controlled substance who are arrested or taken into custody by a peace officer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 94—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved May 28, 2003

1453

 

 

 

284

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; abolishing the plea of guilty but mentally ill; reinstating exculpation by reason of insanity; requiring persons who provide reports or evaluations to the court concerning the competency of a defendant to stand trial or receive pronouncement of judgment to be certified by the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Human Resources; requiring the Division to adopt regulations concerning the certification of such persons; providing a procedure for committing a person to a mental health facility who is acquitted by reason of insanity; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 156—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 28, 2003

1456

 

 

 

285

AN ACT relating to the Office for Consumer Health Assistance; requiring the Office to assist consumers in gaining information regarding certain prescription drug programs; authorizing the Office to accept gifts, grants and donations to support this service; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 236—Assemblymen Buckley, Perkins, Goldwater, Koivisto, Gibbons, Angle, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Hettrick, Knecht, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Pierce and Weber.  Approved May 28, 2003

1506

 

 

 

286

AN ACT relating to county government; revising the term of office of members of a town advisory board in certain counties; removing the prohibition on consecutive terms of office of members of such a board; providing for the election of a chairman of such a board; revising the requirements regarding the notice of a vacancy on such a board; requiring the provision of notice of the expiration of the term of a member of such a board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 84—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 28, 2003

1509

 

 

 

287

AN ACT relating to the juvenile court; providing an additional exception to mandatory certification of a child for criminal proceedings as an adult; providing that a decision of the juvenile court to deny certification of a child for criminal proceedings as an adult may be appealed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 60—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 28, 2003

1511

 

 

 

288

AN ACT relating to the Charter of the City of Las Vegas; authorizing the City Attorney and Deputy City Attorneys to represent indigent persons without compensation in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 150—Assemblywoman Buckley.  Approved May 28, 2003

1512

 

 

 

289

AN ACT relating to local governments; authorizing the creation of a general improvement district for the establishment of an area or zone for the preservation of one or more species or subspecies of wildlife threatened with extinction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 136—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 28, 2003

1513

 

 

 

290

AN ACT relating to crimes; providing an additional penalty for committing a felony in violation of a temporary or extended order for protection; prohibiting a court from granting probation to a person who commits such a crime; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 107—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 28, 2003

1514

 

 

 

291

AN ACT relating to labor; clarifying that the duties of the Labor Commissioner include the enforcement of certain provisions related to labor without regard to whether a person is lawfully or unlawfully employed; clarifying that the provisions relating to compensation, wages and hours include persons unlawfully employed by revising the definition of “employee”; clarifying that the provisions relating to occupational safety and health include persons unlawfully employed by revising the definition of “employee”; clarifying that the provisions relating to public works projects include persons unlawfully employed by revising the definition of “workman”; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 48—Assemblywoman Giunchigliani.  Approved May 28, 2003

1517

 

 

 

292

AN ACT relating to wildlife; converting the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources into the Department of Wildlife; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 41—Assemblyman Collins.  Approved May 28, 2003

1520

 

 

 

293

AN ACT relating to workers’ compensation; excluding certain sports officials from the definition of “employee” for the purposes of the provisions governing workers’ compensation for injuries and occupational diseases; revising the circumstances under which officers or managers of certain corporations or companies may reject coverage for themselves for the purposes of the provisions governing workers’ compensation for injuries and occupational diseases; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 185—Assemblymen Anderson, Ohrenschall, Collins, Conklin, Horne, Koivisto, Mabey, McClain and Sherer.  Approved May 28, 2003

1584

 

 

 

294

AN ACT relating to minors; providing for the judicial approval of certain contracts for the artistic, creative or athletic services or intellectual property of minors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 288—Assemblymen Atkinson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Koivisto, Knecht, Anderson, Andonov, Arberry, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Griffin, Hardy, Horne, Leslie, Manendo, McClain, McCleary, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams.  Approved May 28, 2003

1587

 

 

 

295

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a pilot program pursuant to which the period of registration for certain motor vehicles is expanded; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 324—Assemblymen Griffin, Claborn, Knecht, Brown, Andonov, Angle, Arberry, Beers, Christensen, Conklin, Geddes, Goicoechea, Grady, Gustavson, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Leslie, Mabey, Marvel, McCleary, Mortenson, Parks, Sherer and Weber.  Approved May 28, 2003

1592

 

 

 

296

AN ACT relating to hazardous materials; authorizing the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to investigate certain accidents at facilities; providing for the recovery by the Division of its costs incurred in conducting such an investigation; deleting the statutory list of highly hazardous substances; requiring the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations designating a list of highly hazardous substances and designating specific materials that are subject to regulation as explosives; revising the provisions relating to the regulation of facilities and the disclosure of records and information of facilities involved in the use, production, storage or handling of highly hazardous substances or in the manufacture of explosives; requiring the Commission to adopt certain regulations concerning such facilities; authorizing the Administrator of the Division to issue certain orders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 127—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 29, 2003

1594

 

 

 

297

AN ACT relating to public employees; making certain provisions apply retroactively to allow certain benefits to be made available to the surviving spouses and children of certain police officers and firemen killed in the line of duty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 240—Senator Townsend.  Approved May 29, 2003

1613

 

 

 

298

AN ACT relating to state purchasing; imposing in certain circumstances an inverse preference with respect to bids and proposals submitted by bidders and contractors who are residents of another state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 280—Senator Tiffany.  Approved May 29, 2003

1615

 

 

 

299

AN ACT relating to the University and Community College System of Nevada; revising the definition of “pledged revenues” for the purposes of the University Securities Law; increasing the total authorized principal amount of certain revenue bonds that the Board of Regents may issue for facilities at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 413—Committee on Finance.  Approved May 29, 2003

1617

 

 

 

300

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing for the postponement of the payment of property taxes in cases of severe economic hardship under certain circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 440—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 29, 2003

1620

 

 

 

301

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the formula for the distribution of certain revenues among local governments; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 469—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 29, 2003

1626

 

 

 

302

AN ACT relating to Oriental medicine; revising the qualifications for members of the State Board of Oriental Medicine; revising the requirements for a license to practice Oriental medicine; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 21—Assemblywomen Giunchigliani and Gibbons.  Approved May 29, 2003

1639

 

 

 

303

AN ACT relating to elections; revising deadlines relating to the filing of certain documents before an election; providing for the filing and storage of certain documents by electronic means; revising provisions relating to pupils serving as trainees for the position of election board officer; revising provisions relating to absent ballots; authorizing a county or city clerk to designate centralized voting locations for certain elderly or disabled voters under certain circumstances; providing that certain voting records will be printed on paper only in the event of an election contest or recount; making various changes to election procedures; requiring that a candidate for the position of member of a town board who is unopposed be declared elected to the position; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 125—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved May 29, 2003

1641

 

 

 

304

AN ACT relating to structured settlements; requiring the approval of the court for the transfer of the right to receive payment pursuant to a structured settlement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 166—Assemblymen Brown, Knecht, Anderson, Andonov, Arberry, Beers, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Christensen, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Mabey, Marvel, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Perkins, Sherer and Weber (by request).  Approved May 29, 2003

1665

 

 

 

305

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; prohibiting a self-insured employer, an association of self-insured public or private employers or a private carrier from entering into a contract with an organization for managed care under certain circumstances; increasing the period during which the Administrator of the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry must cause an audit of certain insurers to be conducted; revising the requirements for determining the percentage of disability for certain injuries and occupational diseases; requiring an employer who offers temporary, light-duty employment to an injured employee to confirm the offer within a certain period under certain circumstances; providing that such an offer must specify a position that has the same employment benefits as the position of the employee at the time of his injury; requiring a person who wishes to contest a decision of the Administrator to impose an administrative fine to file a notice of appeal with an appeals officer; authorizing a person who is aggrieved by a written determination of the Administrator or the failure of the Administrator to respond to a written request to appeal the determination or failure to respond to an appeals officer under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 168—Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Anderson, Parks, Goldwater, Gibbons, Arberry, Atkinson, Buckley, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Horne, Leslie, Manendo and Williams. Joint Sponsor: Senator Carlton.  Approved May 29, 2003

1669

 

 

 

306

AN ACT relating to conservation districts; authorizing a conservation district to acquire, maintain or dispose of real or personal property for certain purposes; requiring a board of county commissioners to determine whether certain real property acquired by a conservation district is subject to payments in lieu of taxes; requiring the board of county commissioners to consider certain factors in making that determination; exempting from taxation certain real property acquired by a conservation district; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 215—Assemblymen Hettrick, Knecht, Grady, Hardy, Marvel and Sherer. Joint Sponsors: Senators McGinness and Townsend.  Approved May 29, 2003

1682

 

 

 

307

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles leased for a short term; revising provisions regarding the collection of governmental services fees and recovery surcharges from a short-term lessee; requiring a short-term lessor to report to the Department of Taxation on a quarterly basis the amount of any recovery surcharges collected by the short-term lessor during the immediately preceding calendar quarter; transferring certain duties and functions from the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Taxation; requiring the Executive Director of the Department of Taxation to adopt certain regulations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 267—Assemblyman Parks.  Approved May 29, 2003

1684

 

 

 

308

AN ACT relating to state land; imposing conditions on the transfer by the State of Nevada to a local government of any state park or interest therein; requiring legislative authorization before a local government to which such property or interest is transferred may sell, lease, encumber, alienate or otherwise dispose of the property or interest; authorizing the Division of State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to enter into cooperative agreements with certain political subdivisions of this state to establish and maintain certain parks; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 287—Assemblymen Mortenson, Collins, Goldwater, Hettrick, Claborn, Anderson, Andonov, Angle, Buckley, Chowning, Manendo, McCleary and Oceguera.  Approved May 29, 2003

1687

 

 

 

309

AN ACT relating to elections; providing for the appointment of committees to prepare arguments for and against, and rebuttals for, certain statewide ballot questions; revising the population used to determine whether a board of county commissioners or city council is required to appoint committees to prepare arguments and rebuttals for certain ballot questions voted upon in the county or city; providing that, in certain counties and cities, if a ballot question is placed on the ballot by specified entities, committees must be appointed to prepare arguments advocating and opposing the ballot question; requiring the specified entities to submit timely a copy and explanation of the ballot question to the county clerk or city clerk, as applicable; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 293—Assemblymen Mortenson, Giunchigliani, Koivisto, Gustavson, Hettrick, Beers, Conklin, Leslie, McCleary and Sherer.  Approved May 29, 2003

1689

 

 

 

310

AN ACT relating to elections; authorizing the contestant in a contest of a general election for the office of Assemblyman or Senator to amend the statement of contest by a certain date before the commencement of the legislative session; authorizing the parties in such a contest to take depositions, investigate the contest until the date of the hearing of the contest and present the evidence or findings of the investigation at the hearing of the contest; providing that the legislative house in which the contest was tried or was to be tried may determine the remedies awarded to a party in such a contest; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 526—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved May 29, 2003

1699

 

 

 

311

AN ACT relating to elections; specifying how periods of time are measured for election duties; revising provisions governing the circulation of certain petitions; changing the date by which a county clerk must determine the number of registered voters of each major political party in each precinct; revising the provisions governing the consequences of a candidate’s death; specifying that filing fees are not refundable; changing the date by which the canvass of votes for certain offices and questions must occur; clarifying that minor political parties may receive a list of registered voters from the county clerk without charge; prohibiting certain persons and entities from selling such a list or using such list for a purpose that is not related to an election; revising the provisions governing the date by which sample ballots must be mailed to the registered voters; expanding the definition of a committee for the recall of a public officer; changing the officer with whom a candidate who is not elected must file a report concerning unspent contributions; changing the dates by which certain groups must make available information concerning advertising for campaigns; restricting the civil penalties that may be imposed for filing late campaign reports against certain public officers or candidates for public office; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 528—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved May 29, 2003

1701

 

 

 

312

AN ACT relating to elections; providing a manner for distinguishing candidates on a ballot who have the same or similar surnames; requiring certain statewide measures proposed by initiative to appear on the ballot in a certain order; extending the period for registering to vote; prohibiting the Secretary of State and city clerks from requiring candidates, other persons, committees or political parties to list each expenditure or campaign expense of $100 or less on certain forms; revising the period during which a candidate may solicit or accept or a lobbyist may make or offer to make any monetary contribution before a special session; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 541—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved May 29, 2003

1714

 

 

 

313

AN ACT relating to mobile home parks; requiring certain membership on the board of directors of certain parks operated by nonprofit organizations; providing exceptions to the requirement that certain parks provide individual meters for the water service provided to tenants; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 230—Assemblywoman Buckley.  Approved May 29, 2003

1732

 

 

 

314

AN ACT relating to land use planning; providing that members of city and county planning commissions in certain larger counties serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority; limiting the number of continuances that may be granted by a city or county planning commission in certain larger counties under certain circumstances; revising provisions relating to the appeal of certain land use decisions; revising certain ethical requirements with respect to members of city and county planning commissions in certain larger counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 291—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 29, 2003

1733

 

 

 

315

AN ACT relating to real property; prohibiting a governing body from requiring an owner of property to maintain, reconstruct or repair a sidewalk in a public right-of-way that abuts his property except in certain circumstances; providing certain limitations on the civil liability of an owner of property with respect to such sidewalks; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 390—Assemblymen Parks, Manendo, Arberry, Buckley, Chowning, Goldwater, Griffin, Horne, Leslie, McClain, McCleary and Pierce (by request).  Approved May 29, 2003

1738

 

 

 

316

AN ACT relating to occupational diseases; clarifying provisions governing compensation for certain firemen who develop disabling cancer as an occupational disease; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 451—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved May 29, 2003

1739

 

 

 

317

AN ACT relating to public works; requiring the payment of overtime to mechanics and workmen employed on public works under certain circumstances; clarifying the authority of the Labor Commissioner to enforce that requirement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 458—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved May 29, 2003

1741

 

 

 

318

AN ACT relating to public schools; requiring the Clark County School District to continue its pilot program for the replacement of certain schools; authorizing the Clark County School District to use a certain amount of money from its Fund for Capital Projects to finance the replacement of schools designated for its pilot program; encouraging school districts throughout this state to use certain innovative designs and resources in reconstructing certain schools; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 396—Assemblymen Williams, Manendo, Arberry, Giunchigliani, Koivisto, Anderson, Atkinson, Collins, Conklin, Goldwater, Grady, Horne, Leslie, McCleary, Oceguera, Parks, Perkins, Pierce and Sherer.  Approved May 29, 2003

1743

 

 

 

319

AN ACT relating to property taxes; revising the provisions governing the development of certain factors used in the determination of the taxable value of improvements to real property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 348—Assemblyman Carpenter.  Approved May 29, 2003

1744

 

 

 

320

AN ACT relating to health care; requiring the Department of Human Resources to apply to the Federal Government to establish a program to extend coverage for prescription drugs and other related services for certain persons; making various changes concerning the allocation of the money in the Fund for a Healthy Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 504—Committee on Health and Human Services.  Approved May 29, 2003

1746

 

 

 

321

AN ACT relating to persons in need of protection; requiring a court to order an assignment of income in an extended order if the order includes an order for support of a child in certain circumstances; providing an additional manner of service of certain documents upon the adverse party under certain circumstances; authorizing a court to seal records and waive publication concerning a change of name when the person proves that his personal safety is at risk; providing for privileged communications between victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their advocates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 160—Assemblymen Buckley, Parks, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Carpenter, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Gibbons, Grady, Griffin, Horne, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Williams.  Approved May 29, 2003

1753

 

 

 

322

AN ACT relating to guardianship; making various changes to provisions regarding guardianship; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 365—Assemblymen Buckley, Horne, Conklin, Ohrenschall, Anderson, Carpenter, Claborn, Mortenson and Oceguera (by request).  Approved May 29, 2003

1757

 

 

 

323

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the formula for the distribution among counties of revenue from a certain additional tax on certain motor vehicle fuel; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 516—Committee on Taxation.  Approved May 29, 2003

1803

 

 

 

324

AN ACT relating to exempt property; exempting from execution by creditors certain money held in a trust forming part of a qualified tuition program under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 434—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved May 29, 2003

1812

 

 

 

325

AN ACT relating to travel and tourism; requiring a seller of travel to include his registration number in his advertising; requiring a seller of travel to maintain a trust account for money paid to the seller of travel by consumers; revising the definition of “seller of travel”; requiring the Consumer Affairs Division of the Department of Business and Industry to mail to a seller of travel an application for the renewal of his certificate before the expiration of his current certificate; establishing an account for a consumer to recover damages for certain actions of a seller of travel; repealing the provisions that require a seller of travel to comply with certain financial security requirements; repealing the provisions allowing a consumer to recover damages from security deposited by a seller of travel with the Division; requiring tour brokers and tour operators to register with the Division annually; requiring sellers of travel, tour brokers and tour operators to pay certain fees relating to registration; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 343—Assemblyman Carpenter (by request).  Approved June 2, 2003

1819

 

 

 

326

AN ACT relating to veterans’ cemeteries; revising the provisions governing financial support for veterans’ cemeteries; authorizing the use of the remainder of certain gifts of money and personal property donated for use at veterans’ cemeteries; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 304—Assemblyman Manendo (by request).  Approved June 2, 2003

1828

 

 

 

327

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; 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, 2003, and ending June 30, 2004, and beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005; providing for the use of the money so appropriated; making various other changes relating to the financial administration of the State; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 553—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 3, 2003

1829

 

 

 

328

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, 2003, and ending June 30, 2004, and beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005; authorizing the collection of certain amounts from the counties for the use of the services of the State Public Defender; transferring the State Printing Division of the Department of Administration to the Legislative Counsel Bureau; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 504—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 4, 2003

1845

 

 

 

329

AN ACT relating to wireless telecommunications; providing for standards and procedures for approval by a state or local land use authority of an application for the construction of a facility for personal wireless service under certain circumstances; authorizing a land use authority to assess an applicant for the actual costs incurred by the authority to process an application; requiring that a denial of an application be in writing, set forth each ground for denial and describe the documents relied upon; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 426—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

1859

 

 

 

330

AN ACT relating to public works; revising the provisions governing the penalty for the failure of a contractor or subcontractor engaged on a public work to report each workman employed on the public work to the public body that awarded the contract; prohibiting a contractor on a public work from withholding certain money from a subcontractor under certain circumstances; imposing a penalty against a contractor or subcontractor for willfully including inaccurate or incomplete information in a report required to be submitted to the public body that awarded the contract for the public work; authorizing the Labor Commissioner to waive or reduce certain penalties imposed on contractors and subcontractors for good cause shown; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 432—Assemblymen Brown, Knecht, Hardy, Andonov, Goicoechea, Grady, Hettrick, Marvel and Sherer.  Approved June 9, 2003

1862

 

 

 

331

AN ACT relating to energy; revising the membership of the Task Force for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation; requiring the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to adopt a system of renewable energy credits; providing for the establishment of the Solar Energy Systems Demonstration Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 431—Assemblywoman Giunchigliani.  Approved June 9, 2003

1864

 

 

 

332

AN ACT relating to energy; making various changes relating to net metering and renewable energy; authorizing the Director of the Office of Energy within the Office of the Governor to develop a program to distribute money in the form of grants, incentives or rebates to pay or defray the costs for persons to acquire, install or improve net metering systems; revising provisions governing the regulation of net metering; revising the definition of renewable energy to include waterpower for the purposes of the portfolio standard for renewable energy for certain providers of electric service and for net metering and optional pricing; revising the provisions governing the portfolio standard to include energy from a qualified energy recovery process; transferring money from the Public Utilities Commission Regulatory Fund to the Office of Energy; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 429—Assemblymen Hettrick, Hardy, Geddes, Knecht, Beers, Brown, Goicoechea, Grady, Griffin, Gustavson, Mabey, Marvel and Sherer.  Approved June 9, 2003

1872

 

 

 

333

AN ACT relating to public health; expanding the rights of patients of certain health care facilities to certain visitation privileges; providing that a person may designate certain other persons to make anatomical gifts or order the burial or cremation of the human remains of the person upon death; revising related provisions governing the priority of persons authorized to make decisions concerning anatomical gifts, burial and cremation of human remains on behalf of a decedent; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 386—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved June 9, 2003

1879

 

 

 

334

AN ACT relating to public health; revising the provisions governing the qualifications and appointment of the State Health Officer; providing for the licensure of administrative physicians; authorizing the Board of Medical Examiners to waive certain requirements for licensure to practice medicine if the Governor declares a state of critical need exists for certain medical specialties; authorizing the Board to issue a license by endorsement to practice medicine to certain qualified applicants who have been issued a license to practice medicine by the District of Columbia or any state or territory of the United States; requiring the Board to maintain a website on the Internet; revising certain requirements for the issuance of a license to practice medicine; clarifying certain restrictions on the use of the title “M.D.”; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 332—Senator Amodei.  Approved June 9, 2003

1884

 

 

 

335

AN ACT relating to crimes; providing for genetic marker analysis of certain evidence relating to the conviction of certain offenders who have been sentenced to death; providing for a stay of execution pending the results of the analysis; providing that a petitioner may file a motion for a new trial if the analysis is favorable to the petitioner; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 16—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved June 9, 2003

1892

 

 

 

336

AN ACT relating to construction; requiring the State Public Works Board to adopt certain seismic standards; requiring certain governing bodies to amend their building codes to include certain seismic standards; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 57—Assemblymen Anderson, Parks, Andonov, Buckley, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Hettrick, Horne, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, McClain, Oceguera and Williams.  Approved June 9, 2003

1895

 

 

 

337

AN ACT relating to contractors; requiring an applicant for a contractor’s license to establish his financial responsibility under certain circumstances; providing for the confidentiality of certain information compiled as a result of an investigation conducted by the State Contractors’ Board; authorizing the Board to require a criminal investigator employed by the Board to conduct a background investigation of an applicant for employment with the Board; prohibiting the Board from issuing a private reprimand to a licensee; prohibiting a person from receiving money for the purpose of obtaining or paying for services, labor, materials or equipment under certain circumstances; authorizing a district court in a proceeding for a judicial review of a final decision of the Board to dismiss an agency or person from the proceeding under certain circumstances; expanding the circumstances under which a criminal investigator employed by the Board may exercise the powers of a peace officer; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 220—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

1896

 

 

 

338

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring certain vehicle dealers to provide copies of certain documents translated into Spanish for viewing by a purchaser or prospective purchaser of a motor vehicle under certain circumstances; requiring the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to arrange for or otherwise cause the translation into Spanish of certain documents; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 223—Assemblymen Atkinson, Chowning, Pierce, Parks, Christensen, Anderson, Andonov, Angle, Arberry, Buckley, Carpenter, Claborn, Conklin, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Hardy, Horne, Knecht, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Oceguera, Perkins, Sherer and Williams. Joint Sponsor: Senator Carlton.  Approved June 9, 2003

1905

 

 

 

339

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring certain replacement and repairs if an airbag or seatbelt assembly in a vehicle has sustained certain damages; imposing certain restrictions and requirements upon the transfer and titling of vehicles that have sustained certain damages; requiring certain notices and disclosures regarding such vehicles; imposing civil liability and providing criminal penalties for certain violations relating thereto; revising certain provisions governing the registration or licensure of garagemen and body shops; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 325—Assemblymen Buckley, Conklin, Koivisto, Parks, Leslie, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Claborn, Collins, Giunchigliani, Grady, Horne, Mabey, Manendo, McClain, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams.  Approved June 9, 2003

1907

 

 

 

340

AN ACT relating to residential facilities for groups; requiring the State Board of Health to adopt separate regulations for the licensure and regulation of residential facilities for groups which provide assisted living services; limiting the circumstances under which a residential facility for groups may claim to offer assisted living services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 326—Assemblymen Buckley, Conklin, McClain, Koivisto, Parks, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Claborn, Collins, Geddes, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Grady, Horne, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Oceguera, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Williams.  Approved June 9, 2003

1921

 

 

 

341

AN ACT making supplemental appropriations to the Department of Motor Vehicles for certain unanticipated shortfalls in money for Fiscal Year 2002-2003; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 254—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 9, 2003

1924

 

 

 

342

AN ACT relating to child welfare services; extending the date of the reversion of an appropriation made in 2001 for the one-time costs associated with the transfer of certain child welfare services to Clark County and Washoe County; authorizing the continued use of the appropriated money for certain purposes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 470—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 9, 2003

1925

 

 

 

343

AN ACT relating to projects of capital improvement; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds and other securities to finance the completion of the Fish Hatchery Refurbishment Project; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 416—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 9, 2003

1926

 

 

 

344

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for an unanticipated shortfall in money for Fiscal Year 2002-2003 resulting from the reclassification of a position; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 407—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 9, 2003

1927

 

 

 

345

AN ACT relating to public employees’ retirement; directing the Public Employees’ Retirement System to report certain payments as disability benefits where allowed by federal law; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 345—Senators Nolan and Hardy.  Approved June 9, 2003

1927

 

 

 

346

AN ACT relating to county recorders; authorizing a county recorder to deny recordation of certain documents; providing for judicial review of such a denial; prohibiting a person in certain circumstances from resubmitting a document for recordation that had been denied recordation previously; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 459—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

1928

 

 

 

347

AN ACT relating to governmental entities; authorizing state and local governmental entities to accept a consular identification card for the purpose of identifying a person under certain circumstances; clarifying that the presentation of such a consular identification card does not, by itself, convey an entitlement to any benefits; prohibiting the Department of Motor Vehicles from accepting a consular identification card as proof of the age or identity of an applicant for an instruction permit, driver’s license, identification card or motorcycle driver’s license; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 312—Senators Carlton, Neal, Titus, Care, Raggio, O’Connell, Townsend and Hardy (by request). Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Giunchigliani, Chowning and McCleary.  Approved June 9, 2003

1932

 

 

 

348

AN ACT relating to unemployment compensation; increasing the period during which the Administrator of the Employment Security Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation may recover an overpayment of unemployment compensation benefits; authorizing the Administrator to establish or provide support for job training programs in the public and private sectors for training, retraining or improving the skills of persons employed in this state; authorizing the filing of an action for judicial review of a final decision of the Board of Review concerning a claim for unemployment benefits in the district court of the county where the employment which is the basis of the claim was performed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 423—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

1937

 

 

 

349

AN ACT relating to mental health; revising the definition of “mental illness” for certain purposes; clarifying the period that a person may be detained in a public or private mental health facility or hospital under an emergency admission for evaluation, observation and treatment; requiring the transportation of an allegedly mentally ill person to a public or private mental health facility under an emergency admission for evaluation, observation and treatment and the examination of the person that is required before the transportation to be conducted in compliance with certain federal and state laws; authorizing a court to establish a program for the treatment of mental retardation to which it may assign a defendant in a criminal action; authorizing a court, in determining the competency of a defendant in a criminal action, to consider evidence related to treatment to competency; authorizing a court to order the involuntary administration of medication to a defendant in a criminal action under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 179—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved June 9, 2003

1941

 

 

 

350

AN ACT relating to the Secretary of State; revising the date on which a record is deemed to be filed with the Secretary of State; revising the fees charged for certain services provided by the Secretary of State; requiring the Secretary of State to adopt certain regulations; requiring the Secretary of State to post a schedule of certain fees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 112—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

1951

 

 

 

351

AN ACT relating to regional development; providing for the establishment of regional development districts; designating the Western Nevada Development District as such a district; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 328—Senator Amodei.  Approved June 9, 2003

1954

 

 

 

352

AN ACT relating to local governments; revising the provisions governing enterprise funds for building permit fees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 452—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

1960

 

 

 

353

AN ACT relating to traffic laws; revising the provisions governing the removal by a police officer of a vehicle or part of a vehicle from a highway to a garage or other place of safekeeping; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 394—Assemblymen Goldwater and Chowning.  Approved June 9, 2003

1962

 

 

 

354

AN ACT relating to taxation; revising the manner of assessing the value of certain electric light and power companies; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 475—Committee on Taxation.  Approved June 9, 2003

1963

 

 

 

355

AN ACT relating to trusts; adapting the Uniform Prudent Investor Act and the Uniform Principal and Income Act (1997) to each other and the structure of Nevada Revised Statutes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 196—Senator Care.  Approved June 9, 2003

1965

 

 

 

356

AN ACT relating to public works; providing for an expedited process by which the State or a local government solicits bids and awards contracts for certain smaller public works projects to properly licensed contractors or completes such projects itself; providing that such an expedited process does not relieve the State or a local government from certain duties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 19—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

1984

 

 

 

357

AN ACT relating to state personnel; authorizing the Chairman of the Employee-Management Committee to issue subpoenas in certain circumstances for the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers; providing certain rights for employees that are the subject of an internal administrative investigation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 331—Senator Amodei.  Approved June 9, 2003

2001

 

 

 

358

AN ACT relating to administrative regulations; authorizing the review of a temporary regulation by the Legislative Commission upon the request of a Legislator; providing a procedure for such a review; authorizing the Legislative Commission to object to and suspend the filing of a temporary regulation and the Legislature to prevent that regulation from becoming effective under certain circumstances; providing a procedure for an agency to revise and resubmit to the Legislative Commission a temporary regulation to which the Commission has objected; revising the date by which an agency that adopts a temporary regulation may file the regulation with the Secretary of State; expanding the list of administrative regulations subject to review by the Legislative Committee on Health Care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 329—Senator Amodei.  Approved June 9, 2003

2003

 

 

 

359

AN ACT relating to dispensing opticians; permitting the Board of Dispensing Opticians to investigate complaints of unlicensed activity and to issue certain orders and impose administrative fines regarding such activity; providing for administrative fines for persons who violate certain provisions relating to ophthalmic dispensing; providing for one license for dispensing opticians that would authorize the licensee to engage in all activities reserved for dispensing opticians, including those relating to contact lenses; providing for a limited license for existing dispensing opticians who are not authorized to provide contact lenses; revising various provisions relating to apprentice dispensing opticians; revising the applicability of the provisions regulating dispensing opticians; revising fees for issuance and renewal of certain licenses; revising continuing education requirements for licensees; repealing the provision limiting the definition of person to a natural person for the purposes of regulating dispensing opticians; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 452—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

2009

 

 

 

360

AN ACT relating to senior citizens; revising the method for calculating refunds paid to senior citizens for property taxes or rent paid by those senior citizens; extending the time for filing claims for such refunds; revising the qualifications for obtaining such refunds; requiring the Administrator of the Aging Services Division of the Department of Human Resources, or his designee, to review claims for such refunds that are denied under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 515—Committee on Taxation.  Approved June 9, 2003

2018

 

 

 

361

AN ACT relating to public works; providing that a public body or the Department of Transportation may authorize a private entity to develop, construct, improve, maintain or operate, or any combination thereof, a transportation facility; changing the requirements relating to the contracts that may be awarded to a design-build team; providing that certain contracts awarded to a design-build team must comply with the provisions relating to paying a prevailing wage on public works projects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 401—Assemblymen Hardy, Grady, Brown, Andonov, Beers, Christensen, Geddes, Gibbons, Goicoechea, Griffin, Gustavson, Hettrick, Mabey, McClain and Weber.  Approved June 9, 2003

2022

 

 

 

362

AN ACT relating to real property; requiring notice, a right to inspect and a right to repair to be provided to a contractor before an action for constructional defects may be commenced; establishing the State Contractors’ Board as a resource to answer questions and assist in resolving disputes concerning matters which may affect or relate to constructional defects; making various other changes concerning constructional defects; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 241—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

2034

 

 

 

363

AN ACT relating to public retirement systems; changing the term “fireman” to “firefighter”; requiring certain educational qualifications for certain persons employed by the Public Employees’ Retirement Board; limiting the length of designations of certain positions in government as being positions for which a monthly service retirement allowance may be paid when a previously retired employee fills the position during a critical labor shortage; providing for an adjustment to the total contribution rate that is actuarially determined for members of the Judicial Retirement Plan; authorizing certain justices of the Supreme Court and district judges to receive benefits for retirement, benefits for disability and survivor benefits pursuant to the Judicial Retirement Plan; eliminating the restriction relating to eligibility for service credit in the calculation of the monthly retirement allowance of a member of the Judicial Retirement Plan; authorizing members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and the Judicial Retirement System to designate additional payees to receive survivor benefits; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 439—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2051

 

 

 

364

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; exempting certain licensing boards from the State Budget Act and certain provisions governing financial administration; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 173—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2076

 

 

 

365

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring that a child who is both less than 6 years of age and weighs 60 pounds or less be secured in a child restraint system when traveling in certain motor vehicles; requiring that such a system be properly installed within and attached to the motor vehicle; revising the provisions relating to the imposition of a fine or a requirement to perform community service for failing to secure a child in a child restraint system; requiring that each child who is not required to be secured in a child restraint system must be secured with a standard safety belt; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 116—Senators Nolan and Wiener. Joint Sponsors: Assemblywomen Leslie and Chowning.  Approved June 9, 2003

2079

 

 

 

366

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; eliminating the panel of judges that conducts the penalty hearing in certain cases in which the death penalty is sought; requiring district attorneys to submit certain information to the Supreme Court concerning cases involving homicide; requiring the Supreme Court to prepare and submit an annual report providing a summary and analysis of that information to the Legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 13—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved June 9, 2003

2082

 

 

 

367

AN ACT relating to the Legislature; making various changes relating to the operation of the Legislature and the Legislative Counsel Bureau; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 542—Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.  Approved June 9, 2003

2086

 

 

 

368

AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; providing for an additional administrative assessment to be collected in cases involving a misdemeanor to pay for certain specialty court programs established by courts; increasing the amount of certain administrative assessments; providing procedures for forfeiture of any undertaking or money deposited instead of bail bond; requiring the Court Administrator to submit a report concerning certain specialty court programs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 29—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved June 9, 2003

2096

 

 

 

369

AN ACT relating to professions; requiring the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to submit annual reports regarding certain activities of the Board to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau; revising the membership of the Board; requiring the Board to hold an examination for an applicant for a license under certain circumstances; requiring the Board to provide its authorized design for a stamp to a retailer or manufacturer under certain circumstances; exempting certain laser scanner operators from the licensure requirements applicable to professional engineers and land surveyors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 146—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

2109

 

 

 

370

AN ACT relating to transportation; requiring the Director of the Department of Transportation to develop a plan in consultation with various other entities concerning the joint enforcement of certain laws and regulations governing transportation and vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 195—Assemblymen Collins, Chowning, Claborn, Andonov, Atkinson, Brown, Buckley, Giunchigliani, Hardy, Koivisto, Manendo, McClain, Oceguera and Pierce.  Approved June 9, 2003

2111

 

 

 

371

AN ACT relating to public health; abolishing the Commission on Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, Enforcement and Treatment within the Department of Public Safety; abolishing the Fund for Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, Enforcement and Treatment; providing for the transfer of money in the Fund to the Department of Human Resources’ Gift Fund; repealing the requirement of establishing pilot projects in family resource centers to provide services relating to substance abuse; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 548—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 9, 2003

2112

 

 

 

372

AN ACT relating to hazardous materials; providing that certain required analyses relating to hazardous waste and regulated substances must be performed by certified laboratories; requiring the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations for the certification of such laboratories; providing for the regulation of certain aboveground storage tanks by the Commission; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 58—Senator Raggio.  Approved June 9, 2003

2113

 

 

 

373

AN ACT relating to courts; providing for the imposition of certain additional fees in civil actions; providing that such additional fees constitute costs for the purposes of certain provisions; providing for the imposition of a court automation fee for appeals and other proceedings filed in the Supreme Court; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 106—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved June 9, 2003

2117

 

 

 

374

AN ACT relating to the Uniform Athletes’ Agents Act; revising various provisions of the Act; authorizing the Secretary of State to conduct certain investigations, issue certain orders and impose certain sanctions; authorizing the Secretary of State to recover the costs of certain proceedings; providing for the confidentiality of certain information and documents; authorizing the Secretary of State to adopt certain regulations; providing penalties for the violation of certain provisions, regulations and orders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 456—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved June 9, 2003

2121

 

 

 

375

AN ACT relating to public works; requiring certain subcontractors to become qualified to be subcontractors on contracts for public works; providing that those subcontractors are presumed to be qualified except under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board to disqualify subcontractors under certain circumstances; providing for a process to appeal such a disqualification; revising the criteria that the Board is required to adopt for the qualification of bidders on contracts for public works; authorizing the Board and the governing body of a local government to issue subpoenas relating to hearings on denials of applications for qualification to bid on or be subcontractors on contracts for public works; specifying the burden of proof in such hearings; revising the provisions governing the awarding of design-build contracts; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 491—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2127

 

 

 

376

AN ACT relating to civil practice; extending the period of limitations for commencing a civil action that has been dismissed because the court lacked jurisdiction over the subject matter of the action under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 40—Assemblyman Oceguera.  Approved June 9, 2003

2134

 

 

 

377

AN ACT relating to counties; providing qualifications for the county offices of sheriff and constable; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 114—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2135

 

 

 

378

AN ACT relating to education; extending the prospective expiration of certain provisions that authorize the board of trustees of a county school district to issue its general obligations to raise money to replace existing buildings or grounds for schools, and to purchase necessary equipment used in educating pupils, necessary furniture for school buildings and certain necessary equipment used for the transportation of pupils; requiring the board of trustees of a school district that issues its general obligations for such a purpose to prepare an annual written report describing the purposes for which the proceeds of the bonds were used; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 240—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 9, 2003

2136

 

 

 

379

AN ACT making appropriations to restore the balance in the Contingency Fund and to assist school districts in paying for health insurance for their employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 257—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 9, 2003

2138

 

 

 

380

AN ACT relating to contractors; revising the circumstances in which construction fraud occurs; clarifying the circumstances in which the Executive Officer of the State Contractors’ Board may seek a cease and desist order; revising the circumstances in which the State Contractors’ Board may require a licensed contractor to post a bond for wages; providing that the State Contractors’ Board may suspend the license of a licensee who is prohibited from being awarded a contract for a public work; revising and clarifying the circumstances in which the State Contractors’ Board may take disciplinary action against a licensee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 190—Assemblymen Parks, Giunchigliani, Gibbons, Anderson, Chowning, Atkinson, Buckley, Claborn, Conklin, Geddes, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Knecht, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Oceguera, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer and Williams. Joint Sponsor: Senator Wiener.  Approved June 9, 2003

2139

 

 

 

381

AN ACT relating to animals; increasing the number of persons on the State Board of Agriculture; abolishing the State Board of Sheep Commissioners; transferring the powers and duties of the State Board of Sheep Commissioners to the State Board of Agriculture and the State Quarantine Officer; establishing a minimum for the special tax on sheep; revising provisions governing the payment of administrative expenses incurred by the State Board of Agriculture; authorizing a fee for brand inspections; providing for the gathering and disposition of feral livestock; abolishing the Nevada Beef Council; repealing the tax to promote beef; making various changes relating to quarantines of livestock and other animals; providing in certain circumstances for the recovery of the full appraised value of diseased animals which are destroyed; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 486—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved June 9, 2003

2146

 

 

 

382

AN ACT relating to elections; requiring the Secretary of State to establish a statewide voter registration list; establishing certain standards for voting systems; establishing the use of provisional ballots for elections for federal offices held in this state; changing the types of acceptable identification for certain persons voting for the first time; requiring the posting of certain information at each polling place; requiring county and city clerks to take certain actions to assist elderly persons and persons with disabilities in voting; changing the type of identification required to register to vote; making various changes concerning voting by persons who are in the Armed Forces of the United States or overseas; requiring the county clerk to cancel the registration of a voter under certain circumstances; extending the period for registering to vote; exempting the Secretary of State from the State Purchasing Act for awarding certain contracts concerning the statewide voter registration list and certain contracts concerning voting systems throughout this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 453—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2168

 

 

 

383

AN ACT relating to affordable housing; providing that the Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry may develop or acquire one or more information systems; revising the provisions governing the issuance of letters of credit by the Division; increasing the permissible aggregate principal amount of the outstanding obligations of the Division; extending the prospective expiration of certain provisions regarding assistance to finance housing; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 78—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2190

 

 

 

384

AN ACT relating to public health; establishing procedures for the isolation or quarantine of a person with a communicable disease; authorizing public health officials to isolate and quarantine a group of persons; prohibiting a health authority from requiring a person to be involuntarily treated without a court order requiring the person to submit to treatment; requiring the State Board of Health to develop a syndromic reporting and active surveillance system for monitoring public health; expanding the exclusive jurisdiction of the family court to include proceedings for an involuntary court-ordered isolation or quarantine; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 82—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved June 9, 2003

2195

 

 

 

385

AN ACT relating to property; making various changes relating to common-interest communities; creating and prescribing the powers and duties of the Commission for Common-Interest Communities; revising provisions relating to the powers and duties of the Ombudsman for Owners in Common-Interest Communities and the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry; revising provisions governing the regulation of persons who manage common-interest communities; authorizing the Commission to adjudicate certain violations relating to common-interest communities and to impose fines and take other action with regard to such violations; providing that a unit’s owner has the right to display the flag of the United States under certain circumstances; enacting and revising provisions governing the conduct and activities of unit-owners’ associations, the members of executive boards and declarants; enacting provisions relating to the transient commercial use of a unit; authorizing the use of delegates or representatives to exercise voting rights in certain common-interest communities; authorizing an association to impose construction penalties under certain circumstances and to place and foreclose a lien on a unit for failure to pay such penalties; revising provisions relating to the imposition of fines; making various changes relating to meetings, quorums, voting and the election and removal of members of the executive board; authorizing certain common-interest communities to expend money received as a credit against the residential construction tax for certain purposes; revising provisions relating to the foreclosure of certain liens; making various changes relating to the books, records, reports, studies and other papers of an association; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 100—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

2208

 

 

 

386

AN ACT relating to elections; requiring the Secretary of State, a board of county commissioners, a county clerk and any other person who prepares certain abstracts of votes to post such an abstract on a website on the Internet or transmit such an abstract to each public library within the jurisdiction of that person or entity; requiring a city clerk who certifies an abstract of votes to post such an abstract on a website on the Internet or transmit such an abstract to each public library in the city; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 262—Senators Neal, Titus, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Mathews, Schneider and Wiener.  Approved June 9, 2003

2256

 

 

 

387

AN ACT relating to democracy; establishing the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy within the Office of the Secretary of State; prescribing its powers and duties; requiring certain reports to the Legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 309—Senators McGinness and Titus.  Approved June 9, 2003

2257

 

 

 

388

AN ACT relating to governmental purchasing; exempting from the requirements of competitive bidding an agreement between a local government and a vendor of supplies, materials or equipment that has entered into an agreement with the General Services Administration or another governmental agency located within or outside this state and commercial advertising within a recreational facility operated by a county fair and recreation board; authorizing a local government to join or use contracts of another state or its subdivisions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 146—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2261

 

 

 

389

AN ACT relating to trusts; providing a nonjudicial alternative for a corporate trustee to buy or sell property, other than real property, from or to itself, an affiliate or certain other persons related to the corporate trustee or an affiliate under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 55—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved June 9, 2003

2265

 

 

 

390

AN ACT relating to property; making various changes relating to common-interest communities; authorizing a unit-owners’ association to impose construction penalties under certain circumstances and to place and foreclose a lien on a unit for failure to pay such penalties; revising provisions governing the imposition of certain fines by a unit-owners’ association; establishing certain procedural requirements for the imposition of certain fines; providing exceptions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 136—Senators Hardy, O’Connell, Cegavske, Townsend, Amodei, Care, Coffin, McGinness, Nolan, Schneider, Shaffer, Tiffany and Titus.  Approved June 9, 2003

2266

 

 

 

391

AN ACT relating to state property; authorizing the transfer of certain real property owned by the State of Nevada to the City of Las Vegas; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 444—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2275

 

 

 

392

AN ACT relating to pharmacy; eliminating the provisions relating to the regulation of supportive personnel; increasing the fee for the biennial renewal of a license for a manufacturer or wholesaler; abolishing inactive licenses; revising provisions governing the sale and purchase of prescription drugs by a wholesaler; revising provisions governing a rehearing of the State Board of Pharmacy concerning a contest or appeal of a decision of the Board; repealing the requirement that a notice concerning the substitution of certain drugs be displayed in a pharmacy; authorizing persons enrolled in certain training programs to administer controlled substances and certain drugs and medicines; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 425—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

2278

 

 

 

393

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; revising certain provisions governing the disclosure of information by the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry relating to an uninsured employer or proof of industrial insurance coverage; authorizing a physician or chiropractor to delegate to a medical facility the duty to file a claim for compensation within a certain period after the physician or chiropractor provides treatment to an injured employee; authorizing the Administrator of the Division to impose administrative fines against such a medical facility under certain circumstances; authorizing a party who is aggrieved by certain determinations of the Division relating to the Uninsured Employers’ Claim Account to appeal those determinations to an appeals officer under certain circumstances; revising provisions governing recovery of payments by the Division; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 168—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 9, 2003

2303

 

 

 

394

AN ACT relating to measurement standards; making various changes to provisions governing weights and measures; authorizing the State Sealer of Weights and Measures to adopt measurement standards by regulation; creating a Division of Measurement Standards within the State Department of Agriculture and prescribing its duties; providing for the licensure of public weighmasters; providing for the establishment of certain fees; authorizing the State Sealer of Weights and Measures to establish civil penalties for certain violations; prohibiting certain acts; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 485—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved June 9, 2003

2313

 

 

 

395

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; authorizing the establishment of a system of external review for certain matters relating to industrial insurance; providing for the regulation and certification of certain external review organizations; providing for the payment of certain regulatory fees by external review organizations; revising various provisions relating to the payment of compensation to injured employees; revising certain procedures and establishing certain requirements relating to the adjudication of contested claims; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 320—Senator Shaffer (by request).  Approved June 9, 2003

2330

 

 

 

396

AN ACT relating to land use planning; requiring the retention of certain information regarding notice provided for certain hearings; revising the requirements governing notice of a hearing regarding the amendment to a zoning boundary; revising the date by which a subdivider must present successive maps in a series of final maps; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 176—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 9, 2003

2337

 

 

 

397

AN ACT relating to land use planning; revising provisions relating to the amendment of a redevelopment plan; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 181—Senator Care.  Approved June 9, 2003

2344

 

 

 

398

AN ACT relating to property; requiring certain subdividers of land to dedicate easements to certain public utilities and franchised community antenna television companies; providing an exception; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 354—Committee on Transportation.  Approved June 9, 2003

2345

 

 

 

399

AN ACT relating to public schools; revising provisions governing the review of a decision by the board of trustees of a school district to close a school or change the use of a school; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 509—Committee on Education.  Approved June 9, 2003

2349

 

 

 

400

AN ACT relating to taxation; providing for the enactment of certain provisions that are necessary to carry out the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement; providing for the electronic registration of sellers; establishing requirements for determining the place of sales for the purposes of sales and use taxes; establishing requirements for claiming an exemption from such taxes; providing for the electronic payment of such taxes; providing for the submission to the voters of a question relating to whether the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 should be amended to conform to the Agreement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 514—Committee on Taxation.  Approved June 9, 2003

2350

 

 

 

401

AN ACT relating to public works; providing for a hearing for unsuccessful bidders; revising the exemption of contracts necessary to contend with certain emergencies from the requirements relating to contracts for public works; authorizing a public body to require a person who is found to have failed to pay the prevailing wage to pay the costs incurred by the public body for its investigation; revising the provisions governing the criteria for determining the qualification of bidders on public works of local governments; revising certain provisions regarding advertising for bids; removing certain provisions regarding the maintenance of lists of licensed contractors by public bodies for bidding on certain contracts; revising provisions governing the naming of subcontractors; requiring an authorized representative to make certain reports to public bodies regarding certain contracts; revising certain provisions regarding objections to the award of a certificate of eligibility for a preference in bidding; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 425—Assemblyman Parks.  Approved June 9, 2003

2410

 

 

 

402

AN ACT relating to homeland security; creating the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security; setting forth the membership and duties of the Commission; providing certain exceptions to the open meeting law; requiring certain political subdivisions to adopt and maintain a response plan; establishing a plan for the continuation of state and local governmental operations; requiring certain utilities to conduct vulnerability assessments and to prepare emergency response plans; revising provisions relating to certain unlawful acts committed against utilities; requiring the Director of the Department of Information Technology to determine the confidentiality of certain records relating to the security of the State; providing for the confidentiality of certain documents, records and other information; imposing certain requirements for interoperability with respect to information and communication systems purchased by this state and local governments; requiring certain governmental entities to place automated external defibrillators in certain buildings and facilities; making various changes with respect to the authority of the Department of Motor Vehicles to accept and reject certain documents; increasing certain criminal penalties with respect to the fraudulent use of drivers’ licenses and identification cards; making an appropriation; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 441—Assemblyman Perkins.  Approved June 10, 2003

2451

 

 

 

403

AN ACT relating to property; increasing the length of notice before a person who is 60 years of age or older or who has a disability may be evicted from certain periodic tenancies under certain circumstances; revising the provisions governing the calculation of interest on deposits held by landlords; requiring a landlord to provide certain information to tenants; expanding the requirements for continuing education for managers and assistant managers of such parks; authorizing a landlord to require a security deposit for certain uses of facilities in such parks; providing for an expedited notice of termination of leases under certain circumstances; providing for the termination of a lease without notice for habitual nonpayment of rent; revising the provisions governing the obligations of a landlord upon converting a park to another use; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 498—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 10, 2003

2470

 

 

 

404

AN ACT relating to public works; authorizing the Manager of the State Public Works Board or his designated representative to issue orders to compel the cessation of work on state public works under certain circumstances; providing for an appeal of such an order; requiring the Manager to serve as the Building Official for all buildings and structures on state property; revising the provisions governing change orders; providing requirements for the administration of money for capital improvement projects; providing a civil and criminal penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 534—Committee on Commerce and Labor.  Approved June 10, 2003

2482

 

 

 

405

AN ACT relating to the University and Community College System of Nevada; providing certain restrictions upon the disclosure of personally identifiable information concerning students for commercial and noncommercial uses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 353—Assemblywoman Giunchigliani.  Approved June 10, 2003

2486

 

 

 

406

AN ACT relating to public works; allowing the governing body of a local government, in certain circumstances, to deem a person to be qualified to bid on contracts for public works of the local government; establishing requirements relating to the advertisement of the acceptance of certain applications to qualify as a bidder on a contract for a public work; revising the provisions governing the criteria for determining the qualification of bidders on public works of local governments; expanding the circumstances in which a subcontractor who is named in a bid on a contract for a public work of a local government may be substituted; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 295—Assemblymen McClain, Claborn, Ohrenschall, Atkinson, Gibbons, Anderson, Andonov, Arberry, Beers, Carpenter, Christensen, Collins, Conklin, Giunchigliani, Grady, Griffin, Hettrick, Knecht, Koivisto, Manendo, Parks, Pierce, Sherer and Williams (by request).  Approved June 10, 2003

2488

 

 

 

407

AN ACT relating to water; authorizing grants to pay certain costs associated with connecting to a community sewage disposal system; increasing the amount of general obligation bonds that the State Board of Finance may issue to provide the grants; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 200—Senators Washington, Care, Amodei and McGinness. Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Marvel, Carpenter and Grady.  Approved June 10, 2003

2501

 

 

 

408

AN ACT relating to the Legislature; creating a Legislative Committee for the Review and Oversight of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and Marlette Lake Water System; providing the powers and duties of the Committee; expanding the duties of the Legislative Committee on Public Lands to include the review of programs and activities relating to public water authorities, districts and systems, and certain other entities involved in the planning, development or distribution of water in the State of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 216—Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations.  Approved June 10, 2003

2504

 

 

 

409

AN ACT relating to distribution of estates; authorizing a person to convey his interest in real property in a deed which becomes effective upon his death; extending the statute of limitations for certain actions filed on behalf of a decedent; increasing the limit for a set-aside estate; providing for the sale of personal property of an estate; making various other changes related to wills and estates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 207—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved June 10, 2003

2507

 

 

 

410

AN ACT relating to health care; directing the Legislative Committee on Health Care to appoint a subcommittee to conduct an interim study of staffing of the system for the delivery of health care in Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 313—Assemblywomen Giunchigliani and Koivisto.  Approved June 10, 2003

2517

 

 

 

411

AN ACT relating to pupils; clarifying that a pupil may be retained more than once in the same grade under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 34—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved June 10, 2003

2519

 

 

 

412

AN ACT relating to state employees; increasing the amount of longevity payments to state employees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 392—Assemblyman Arberry.  Approved June 10, 2003

2519

 

 

 

413

AN ACT relating to the Department of Transportation; providing for an additional Deputy Director for the Department; authorizing the Department, in carrying out the process for awarding design-build contracts, to request best and final proposals under certain circumstances; establishing procedures for requesting and evaluating best and final proposals; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 519—Committee on Transportation.  Approved June 10, 2003

2520

 

 

 

414

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; expanding the title and the duties of the Section for the Control of Emissions from Vehicles of the Department of Motor Vehicles to include the enforcement of certain matters relating to the use of special fuel; requiring the Section to cooperate and coordinate with the Nevada Highway Patrol in connection with the enforcement of certain matters; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 521—Committee on Transportation.  Approved June 10, 2003

2525

 

 

 

415

AN ACT relating to forfeitures; revising the provisions relating to the uses of forfeited property or the proceeds of forfeited property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 549—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 10, 2003

2528

 

 

 

416

AN ACT relating to lobbyists; prohibiting a lobbyist from misrepresenting authorization from a Legislator to request professional services from an employee of the Legislative Counsel Bureau; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 221—Senators Nolan, Rawson, Care, Cegavske and Shaffer. Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Gibbons, Mabey and Manendo.  Approved June 10, 2003

2529

 

 

 

417

AN ACT relating to public health; designating the Nevada Cancer Institute as the official cancer institute of the State of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 352—Senator Rawson.  Approved June 10, 2003

2530

 

 

 

418

AN ACT relating to cosmetology; prohibiting the State Board of Cosmetology from including certain personal information on a license or certificate which is required to be displayed publicly; reducing the period during which a person must practice as a full-time licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician or manicurist to qualify for the issuance of a provisional license as an instructor; revising the requirements for training for certain instructors; authorizing certain providers of health care to practice in a cosmetological establishment under certain circumstances; authorizing the sale of food or beverages in a cosmetological establishment; authorizing a school of cosmetology to offer certain courses of study; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 372—Senator Schneider.  Approved June 10, 2003

2531

 

 

 

419

AN ACT relating to wildlife; revising provisions relating to the qualifications of members of the Board of Wildlife Commissioners; revising provisions governing the killing or possessing of certain animals; authorizing the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources under certain circumstances to suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew any license, tag, permit, certificate or other document of a person who fails to pay a civil penalty timely; prohibiting certain persons from hunting certain upland game birds under certain circumstances; imposing and revising certain fees; creating the Wildlife Obligated Reserve Account in the State General Fund; requiring the Commission to adopt certain regulations; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 420—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2535

 

 

 

420

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; revising the provisions governing certain fees paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles concerning the control of emissions from motor vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 500—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2555

 

 

 

421

AN ACT relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; reducing the concentration of alcohol that may be present in the blood or breath of a person while operating a vehicle or vessel; providing for the prospective expiration of such reduced concentration of alcohol upon the repeal of certain federal laws; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 7—Assemblyman Manendo.  Approved June 10, 2003

2557

 

 

 

422

AN ACT relating to crimes; reducing the age of a victim that is used as the threshold for determining the applicability of certain crimes against older persons; revising the provisions concerning certain crimes against older persons; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 73—Assemblymen McClain, Claborn, Chowning, Parks, Conklin, Anderson, Andonov, Arberry, Atkinson, Buckley, Carpenter, Collins, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Grady, Horne, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Perkins, Pierce and Williams (by request).  Approved June 10, 2003

2566

 

 

 

423

AN ACT relating to vital statistics; increasing the amount of money that certain persons or governmental organizations must remit to the State Registrar for issuing a certified or official copy of a certificate of birth; requiring those persons or governmental organizations to remit a certain amount to the State Registrar for issuing a certified or official certificate of death; increasing the fees the State Registrar must charge and collect for a certified copy of a record of birth or death; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 550—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 10, 2003

2570

 

 

 

424

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the State Department of Agriculture for an unanticipated shortfall in money for Fiscal Year 2002-2003 resulting from an unexpected increase in expenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 263—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2571

 

 

 

425

AN ACT relating to health care; directing the Legislative Committee on Health Care to study the current challenges of ensuring that adequate health care is available to all of the residents of Nevada, now and in the future; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 289—Senator Neal.  Approved June 10, 2003

2572

 

 

 

426

AN ACT relating to the Department of Corrections; authorizing the Director of the Department of Corrections to establish a correctional program for the reentry of offenders and parolees into the community; allowing the Director to assign certain offenders to serve a term of residential confinement or other appropriate supervision; making various changes to the provisions governing programs of work release; making various other changes to provisions pertaining to the Department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 264—Senators Tiffany, Care, Neal and Nolan.  Approved June 10, 2003

2573

 

 

 

427

AN ACT relating to liens; prohibiting the waiver or modification of rights relating to mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens except under certain circumstances; prohibiting certain provisions in a contract for a work of improvement; making various changes to the provisions relating to mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 206—Committee on Judiciary.  Approved June 10, 2003

2587

 

 

 

428

AN ACT relating to taxes on estates; removing certain restrictions on the use of money in the Estate Tax Account in the Endowment Fund of the University and Community College System of Nevada; requiring the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to make certain transfers of money from the Account to the State General Fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 415—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2621

 

 

 

429

AN ACT relating to persons with disabilities; creating the Office of Disability Services within the Department of Human Resources; requiring the Office to serve as the agency of State Government for persons to obtain information concerning any service or program available to persons with disabilities in this state; requiring the Office to coordinate services and programs available to persons with disabilities among state and local governmental agencies; requiring the Office to administer certain programs available in this state for persons with disabilities; making various changes concerning the program to provide devices for telecommunication to persons with impaired speech or hearing; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 164—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved June 10, 2003

2622

 

 

 

430

AN ACT relating to recreation; extending the reversion date of certain appropriations from previous sessions for park improvements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 502—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2641

 

 

 

431

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to charge and collect certain new fees relating to the lease or sale of a vehicle; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 501—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2641

 

 

 

432

AN ACT relating to economic development; revising various provisions governing certain training programs for employees of businesses; providing for the reversion to the State General Fund of certain money administered by the Commission on Economic Development to carry out such training programs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 496—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2646

 

 

 

433

AN ACT relating to insurance; directing the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to study the impact of Nevada’s industrial insurance program on injured workers, employers and insurers; authorizing the Commissioner of Insurance to conduct a study to review pricing mechanisms for medical professional liability insurance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 292—Senator Schneider.  Approved June 10, 2003

2648

 

 

 

434

AN ACT relating to water systems; increasing the amount of general obligation bonds that the State Board of Finance may issue to provide grants to publicly owned water systems for capital improvements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 233—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 10, 2003

2649

 

 

 

435

AN ACT relating to public administrators; authorizing a board of county commissioners to examine and audit the money and property entrusted to the care of the public administrator of the county; revising the qualifications for public administrators; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 143—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 10, 2003

2650

 

 

 

436

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; extending the date by which certain prerequisites must be satisfied for the State Board of Finance to issue general obligation bonds to assist in the construction of a California Immigrant Trail Interpretive Center in Elko County; authorizing the matching money required from Elko County to be made up of “in-kind” contributions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 51—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved June 10, 2003

2651

 

 

 

437

AN ACT relating to suicide prevention; creating a Statewide Program for Suicide Prevention within the office of the Director of the Department of Human Resources; creating positions within the Statewide Program for Suicide Prevention to coordinate the Statewide Program and to provide training and facilitate networking relating to suicide prevention in certain counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 49—Committee on Human Resources and Facilities.  Approved June 10, 2003

2652

 

 

 

438

AN ACT relating to the Lake Tahoe Basin; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to carry out the Environmental Improvement Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 46—Committee on Natural Resources.  Approved June 10, 2003

2655

 

 

 

439

AN ACT relating to programs for public employees; establishing for the next biennium the amount to be paid by this state for group insurance for certain public employees, public officers and retired public employees; making appropriations to effect certain increases in the Retired Employees’ Group Insurance assessment for certain departments, commissions, agencies and the University and Community College System of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 544—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 10, 2003

2658

 

 

 

440

AN ACT relating to the Commission on Ethics; requiring certain local governments to pay periodic assessments for a portion of the costs of operating the Commission; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 551—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 10, 2003

2661

 

 

 

441

AN ACT relating to state employees; establishing the maximum allowed salaries for certain employees in the classified and unclassified service of the State; making appropriations from the State General Fund and State Highway Fund for increases in the salaries of certain employees of the State and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 555—Committee on Ways and Means.  Approved June 10, 2003

2662

 

 

 

442

AN ACT relating to higher education; requiring the Legislative Auditor to conduct an audit of the University and Community College System of Nevada and the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 148—Assemblymen Perkins, Leslie, Parks, Gibbons, Knecht, Anderson, Andonov, Angle, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Hardy, Hettrick, Horne, Koivisto, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams. Joint Sponsors: Senators Care, Carlton, O’Connell, Amodei, Cegavske, Hardy, McGinness, Neal, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener.  Approved June 10, 2003

2675

 

 

 

443

AN ACT relating to higher education; creating the Committee to Evaluate Higher Education Programs; providing for its organization, powers and duties; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 203—Assemblymen Perkins, Collins, Horne, Anderson, Parks, Andonov, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Conklin, Geddes, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Griffin, Hettrick, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Pierce, Sherer, Weber and Williams.  Approved June 10, 2003

2676

 

 

 

444

AN ACT relating to public officers; increasing the compensation of certain elected county officers; authorizing a board of county commissioners to set the annual salary for a county commissioner of that county within certain limitations; authorizing a county to request and receive a waiver from the increases in compensation of certain elected county officers in the event of insufficient financial resources; providing that a waiver may not be applied for in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 23—Assemblyman Perkins.  Approved June 10, 2003

2678

 

 

 

445

AN ACT relating to mental health; creating the Nevada Mental Health Plan Implementation Commission to develop an action plan for implementing the recommendations of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in this state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 301—Senator Townsend.  Approved June 10, 2003

2680

 

 

 

446

AN ACT making appropriations to the Interim Finance Committee for allocation to state entities for radio system costs, infrastructure upgrades and user equipment; additionally making available for such purposes certain funds in the forfeiture accounts administered by the State Treasurer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 499—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2682

 

 

 

447

AN ACT relating to convicted persons; expanding the crimes for which a defendant is required to submit a biological specimen when he is found guilty; providing for the immediate restoration of the civil right to vote and to sit as a juror in a civil action and for the automatic restoration of certain other civil rights of certain ex-felons on specified future dates; providing for the automatic restoration of the civil rights of a person whose records of conviction are sealed; limiting the persons who are required to register as convicted persons; prohibiting a law enforcement agency from requiring a convicted person to carry a registration card; revising the provisions governing the employment of certain convicted felons; revising the provisions governing the certification and licensure of certain convicted felons in certain professions and occupations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 55—Assemblymen Anderson, Parks, Buckley, Claborn, Conklin, Horne, Manendo, Oceguera and Williams (by request).  Approved June 10, 2003

2684

 

 

 

448

AN ACT relating to public employees; authorizing one or more local government employers and employee organizations to establish a trust fund to provide health and welfare benefits to participating employees and their dependents; establishing requirements for the administration of the trust; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 388—Assemblymen Koivisto, Pierce, McClain, Parks, Ohrenschall, Anderson, Christensen, Claborn and Giunchigliani (by request).  Approved June 10, 2003

2736

 

 

 

449

AN ACT relating to aeronautics; requiring the board of county commissioners of certain larger counties to designate a preferred airport or other preferred facility for the takeoff and landing of certain commercial helicopters, to make recommendations regarding noise-reducing technological modifications and other measures and to submit to the Federal Aviation Administration certain suggestions regarding new and alternative flight paths for such helicopters; establishing a program for the temporary exemption from personal property taxation of certain commercial helicopters that use the designated preferred airport or other preferred facility or comply substantially with the recommendations relating to noise reduction; establishing a temporary moratorium on the construction or operation of new heliports; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 355—Assemblywoman Giunchigliani. Joint Sponsor: Senator Coffin.  Approved June 10, 2003

2742

 

 

 

450

AN ACT relating to public welfare; providing for an assessment of a fee on certain facilities for intermediate care and on certain facilities for skilled nursing; requiring the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy of the Department of Human Resources to administer the provisions concerning the assessment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 395—Assemblyman Goldwater.  Approved June 10, 2003

2745

 

 

 

451

AN ACT relating to property; revising the qualifications for obtaining an exemption from the property and governmental services taxes for a surviving spouse, blind person, veteran or disabled veteran; eliminating the exemption from such taxes for an orphan child; revising the circumstances under which a person may have the valuation of his property changed or corrected; providing specifically that a tax lien is superior to all other liens on the taxable property; establishing a procedure for the detachment of territory from cities to avoid the division of legal tax parcels; requiring certain digital documents maintained by a county recorder to be in a form that is acceptable to the county recorder and the county assessor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Assembly Bill No. 533—Committee on Taxation.  Approved June 10, 2003

2748

 

 

 

452

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; clarifying the coverage of industrial insurance for members of the Nevada Legislature; extending the coverage of industrial insurance for employees of school districts who engage in an athletic or social event under certain circumstances; providing for a one-time payment to certain claimants and dependents of claimants who are receiving compensation for a permanent total disability; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 193—Senator Schneider.  Approved June 10, 2003

2793

 

 

 

453

AN ACT relating to education; revising provisions governing the regional training programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators and the Statewide Council for the Coordination of the Regional Training Programs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 210—Committee on Finance.  Approved June 10, 2003

2795

 

 

 

454

AN ACT relating to taxation; requiring the Department of Taxation to collect and compile certain information concerning electronic commerce and prepare and submit a report of the compilation to the 73rd Session of the Legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 314—Senator Raggio.  Approved June 10, 2003

2800

 

 

 

455

AN ACT relating to insurance; restricting the use by an insurer of information included in the consumer credit report of an applicant or policyholder as a basis for making certain determinations and taking certain actions regarding policies of insurance, and providing for related procedures, duties, restrictions and exceptions; revising the membership of certain boards; providing that any refund of an assessment by the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry must include payment for interest earned; providing that hearing officers and appeals officers shall designate the location of certain hearings; requiring the Commissioner of Insurance to conduct a study relating to the Investments of Insurers Model Act adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; requiring the Commissioner to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a report concerning certain matters relating to the use of credit information in making decisions related to insurance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 319—Senator Shaffer.  Approved June 10, 2003

2801

 

 

 

456

AN ACT relating to veterans’ homes; making various changes concerning the Veterans’ Home Account and the Gift Account for Veterans’ Homes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 324—Senator Shaffer.  Approved June 10, 2003

2812

 

 

 

457

AN ACT relating to the State Treasurer; authorizing the State Treasurer to appoint and employ two Senior Deputies in the unclassified service of the State; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 446—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 10, 2003

2813

 

 

 

458

AN ACT relating to county recorders; revising format of certain documents that are filed in the office of the county recorder; authorizing a county recorder to charge a fee for recording documents that do not meet those standards in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.  Senate Bill No. 451—Committee on Government Affairs.  Approved June 10, 2003

2814

 

 

 

459