[Rev. 11/21/2013 10:17:26 AM--2013]

TITLE 19 - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

CHAPTER 234 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BOUNDARIES

STATE BOUNDARIES

Miscellaneous Provisions

NRS 234.020 Filing of maps of state boundaries.

 

Interstate Compact Defining a Portion of the Arizona-Nevada Boundary on the Colorado River

NRS 234.130 Ratification and approval of Compact.

NRS 234.140 Terms and provisions of Compact.

NRS 234.150 Secretary of State to transmit copy of law to Arizona; proclamation by Governor upon approval by Arizona and Congress; publication.

NRS 234.160 Consent of Congress petitioned.

NRS 234.170 Titles, rights and claims to lands not affected.

NRS 234.180 Recording of evidence of ownership after approval by Congress; retroactive effect.

LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BOUNDARIES

NRS 234.250 Recording of plat of boundaries of local governments; changes in boundaries; restrictions on taxation for failure to comply.

_________

_________

 

STATE BOUNDARIES

Miscellaneous Provisions

NRS 234.020  Filing of maps of state boundaries.  All maps of state boundaries are filed with the Division of State Lands of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

(Added to NRS by 1957, 646; A 1977, 1123)

Interstate Compact Defining a Portion of the Arizona-Nevada Boundary on the Colorado River

NRS 234.130  Ratification and approval of Compact.  The Interstate Compact Defining a Portion of the Common Boundary Between the States of Nevada and Arizona on the Colorado River between the point where the Nevada-California state line intersects the 35th degree of latitude north and Davis Dam, which was executed on February 6, 1960, by the Colorado River Boundary Commissions of Nevada and Arizona, is hereby ratified and approved.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 145)

NRS 234.140  Terms and provisions of Compact.  The terms and provisions of the Compact referred to in NRS 234.130 are as follows:

 

ARTICLE I. Purpose.

 

The boundary between the States of Arizona and Nevada on the Colorado River between the point where the Nevada-California state line intersects the 35th degree of latitude north and Davis Dam has become indefinite and uncertain because of meanderings in the main channel of the Colorado River with the result that a state of confusion exists as to the true and correct location of the boundary and the enforcement and administration of the laws of the two states have been rendered difficult.

The purpose of this Compact is to fix the location of the boundary line between the States of Arizona and Nevada on the Colorado River between the point where the Nevada-California state line intersects the 35th degree of latitude north and Davis Dam.

 

ARTICLE II. Description.

 

The boundary between the States of Arizona and Nevada on the Colorado River between the point where the Nevada-California state line intersects the 35th degree of latitude north and Davis Dam is herewith defined as a line passing through a series of fixed points located in the mid-channel of the Colorado River which are tied by bearing and distance to establish monuments and described as follows:

 

Point No. 1, being the place of beginning where the Nevada-California boundary intersects the 35th degree of latitude north; thence northerly 18,099.91 feet along a curve to the right (with a radius bearing North 633435 East, a distance of 13,901.63 feet) to

 

Point No. 2, which point is North 512459 West 2,769.37 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence North 481031 East 1,383.38 feet to

 

Point No. 3, which point is North 230544 West 2,880.52 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence northeasterly 2,625.09 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 12,170.00 feet to

 

Point No. 4, which point is North 132717 East 4,294.35 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence northerly 10,610.88 feet along a curve to the left with a radius of 5,775.00 feet to

 

Point No. 5, which is North 94004 East 13,460.60 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence North 444423 West, 1,364.03 feet to

 

Point No. 6, which point is North 51306 East 14,297.57 feet from the U.S.C.&G.S. Fort Mohave Triangulation Station; thence northwesterly 7,745.77 feet along a curve to the left with a radius of 15,000.00 feet to

 

Point No. 7, which point is South 745941 West 1,077.76 feet from the southeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence northwesterly 2,687.16 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 5,250.00 feet to

 

Point No. 8, which point is North 721849 West 3,334.98 feet from the southeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian; thence North 450000 West 1,251.30 feet to

 

Point No. 9, which point is North 651302 West 4,647.83 feet from the southeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian; thence northerly 2,567.51 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 1,738.94 feet to

 

Point No. 10, which point is South 771452 West 4,476.96 feet from the northeast corner of Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 393546 East 1,896.58 feet to

 

Point No. 11, which point is North 812829 West 3,192.99 feet from the southeast corner of Section 13, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 500520 East 1,377.07 feet to

 

Point No. 12, which point is North 570902 West 2,501.42 feet from the southeast corner of Section 13, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 383933 East 1,670.68 feet to

 

Point No. 13, which point is North 214031 West 2,863.96 feet from the southeast corner of Section 13, Township 20 North, Range 23 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence easterly 6,083.30 feet along a curve to the right with a radius of 6,332.12 feet to

 

Point No. 14, which point is South 14506 East 944.43 feet from the northwest corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence South 861753 East 5,190.37 feet to

 

Point No. 15, which point is South 33100 West 1,233.10 feet from the northeast corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 741201 East 3,528.76 feet to

 

Point No. 16, which point is South 852102 East 3,330.79 feet from the northeast corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 663502 East 1,383.98 feet to

 

Point No. 17, which point is North 863032 East 4,598.33 feet from the northeast corner of Section 34, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 542500 East 1,499.93 feet to

 

Point No. 18, which point is South 70348 East 4,297.47 feet from the northwest corner of Section 25, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 295602 East 1,974.24 feet to

 

Point No. 19, which point is South 303910 East 2,968.79 feet from the northwest corner of Section 25, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 235624 East 2,404.51 feet to

 

Point No. 20, which point is South 643316 West 3,266.89 feet from the northeast corner of Section 12, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 60727 West 1,406.23 feet to

 

Point No. 21, which point is South 895400 West 3,100.00 feet from the northeast corner of Section 12, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 105552 West 878.83 feet to

 

Point No. 22, which point is North 751733 West 3,377.31 feet from the northeast corner of Section 12, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 64428 East 1,289.72 feet to

 

Point No. 23, which point is South 582658 West 3,655.64 feet from the northeast corner of Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 152606 East 2,078.24 feet to

 

Point No. 24, which point is North 875832 West 2,563.75 feet from the northeast corner of Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 22 West, G.&S.R. Base & Meridian in Arizona; thence North 104716 East 3,339.47 feet to

 

Point No. 25, which point is South 575249 East 3,931.95 feet from the northwest corner of Section 13, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 03706 East 2,000.00 feet to

 

Point No. 26, which point is South 882653 East 3,352.93 feet from the northwest corner of Section 13, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 03706 East 5,269.57 feet to

 

Point No. 27, which point is South 884205 East 3,542.59 feet from the southwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 51128 West 1,401.89 feet to

 

Point No. 28, which point is North 685518 East 3,659.71 feet from the southwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 200451 West 1,401.38 feet to

 

Point No. 29, which point is South 453218 East 3,758.25 feet from the northwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 50703 West 2,570.29 feet to

 

Point No. 30, which point is South 881829 East 2,454.13 feet from the northwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada; thence North 14901 East 934.17 feet to

 

Point No. 31, which point is North 705157 East 2,627.86 feet from the northwest corner of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 66 East, Mt. Diablo Base & Meridian in Nevada and monumented by a brass cap in the roadway of the highway crossing Davis Dam.

 

ARTICLE III. Ratification and Effective Date.

 

This compact shall become operative when it has been ratified and approved by the Legislatures of the States of Arizona and Nevada and approved by the Congress of the United States.

 

Dated this 6th day of February, 1960, at Phoenix, Arizona.

 

FOR THE STATE OF ARIZONA

 

Colorado River Boundary Commission of Arizona

/s/ Wayne M. Akin

Wayne M. Akin, Chairman

Chairman of the Arizona Interstate Stream Commission

 

/s/ Wade Church

Wade Church

Attorney General

 

/s/ Obed M. Lassen

Obed M. Lassen

State Land Commissioner

 

FOR THE STATE OF NEVADA

 

Colorado River Boundary Commission of Nevada

/s/ Ralph L. Denton

Ralph L. Denton, Chairman

Appointed Member

 

/s/ A.J. Shaver

A.J. Shaver, Secretary

Chief Engineer, Colorado River Commission of Nevada

 

/s/ Hugh A. Shamberger

Hugh A. Shamberger

Director, State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

 

(Added to NRS by 1960, 145)

NRS 234.150  Secretary of State to transmit copy of law to Arizona; proclamation by Governor upon approval by Arizona and Congress; publication.  The Secretary of State of the State of Nevada shall transmit a duly certified copy of NRS 234.130 to 234.180, inclusive, to the Governor of the State of Arizona. The Governor of this State, whenever officially advised that the State of Arizona has ratified and approved the Compact set forth in NRS 234.140 and whenever the Congress of the United States has approved the Compact, shall make proclamation of that fact. A copy of such proclamation shall be published for three consecutive weekly issues in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in Clark County, Nevada.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 150)

NRS 234.160  Consent of Congress petitioned.  The Congress of the United States, as soon as the State of Arizona has ratified and approved the Compact set forth in NRS 234.140, is petitioned, pursuant to Article I, section 10, clause 3, of the United States Constitution, to give its consent to the settlement and location of the above-described portion of the common boundary, as set forth in NRS 234.140, between the States of Nevada and Arizona. The Secretary of State of the State of Nevada shall transmit duly certified copies of NRS 234.130 to 234.180, inclusive, to the presiding officers of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States and to the several Senators and Representatives from the States of Nevada and Arizona to the Congress of the United States, who are petitioned to take such action as they deem proper to procure the consent of the Congress of the United States to this Compact between the States of Nevada and Arizona.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 150)

NRS 234.170  Titles, rights and claims to lands not affected.  Nothing contained in the provisions of NRS 234.130 to 234.180, inclusive, or any operation thereof shall prejudice the titles, rights or claims of any person, public or private, natural or artificial, to any of the lands herein involved, whether such titles, rights or claims arise or exist upon the basis that the lands affected by the designation of boundary as set forth in the Compact and in NRS 234.130 to 234.180, inclusive, were previously a part of the State of Nevada and have now become a part of the State of Arizona or were previously a part of the State of Arizona and have now become a part of the State of Nevada, or otherwise.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 150)

NRS 234.180  Recording of evidence of ownership after approval by Congress; retroactive effect.  From and after the date of approval by the Congress of the United States of the Compact set forth in NRS 234.140, the county recorder of Clark County, Nevada, shall accept and record, without charge therefor, patents, deeds or other evidence of ownership or interest in any lands recorded in Mohave County, Arizona, which were previously considered a part of the State of Arizona but are now included within the boundary of the State of Nevada as described in NRS 234.140. Recordings made under the provisions of this section shall have retroactive effect to the date of their original recording in the State of Arizona.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 150)

LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BOUNDARIES

NRS 234.250  Recording of plat of boundaries of local governments; changes in boundaries; restrictions on taxation for failure to comply.

1.  In addition to any other requirement of law, each local government, as defined in NRS 354.474, shall record the original official plat with:

(a) The county recorder, the county clerk or the registrar of voters, and the county assessor of each county in which its territory or any part thereof is situated.

(b) The Department of Taxation.

2.  All changes in boundaries made after the original recording of such plat must be recorded immediately with the offices with which copies of the original plat were recorded.

3.  Until a local government complies with the requirements of subsections 1 and 2, it shall not levy or receive any ad valorem or other tax or any other mandatory assessment.

4.  This section applies to all local governments receiving and expending funds on behalf of the public, regardless of their designation.

(Added to NRS by 1967, 990; A 1973, 1081; 1975, 1680; 1977, 536; 2001, 1756; 2003, 75)