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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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FILE NUMBER 1, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 1

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Adopting the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 71st session of the Legislature.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Senate Standing Rules as amended by the 70th session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 71st session of the Legislature:

 

I.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

Duties of Officers

 

Rule No. 1.  President.

    The President shall take the chair and call the Senate to order precisely at the hour appointed for meeting, and if a quorum is present shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read. He shall preserve order and decorum, and in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct within the Senate Chamber, shall order the Sergeant at Arms to suppress it, and may order the arrest of any person creating any disturbance within the Senate Chamber. He may speak to points of order in preference to members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate by two members, on which appeal no member may speak more than once without leave of the Senate. He shall sign all acts, addresses and joint resolutions, and all writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by order of the Senate; all of which must be attested by the Secretary. He has general direction of the Senate Chamber.

Rule No. 2.  President pro Tem.

    The President pro Tem has all the power and shall discharge all the duties of the President during his absence or inability to discharge the duties of his office. In the absence or inability of the President pro Tem to discharge the duties of the President’s office, the Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations shall preside. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations shall preside. In the absence of the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations, the Senate shall elect one of its members as the presiding officer for that occasion.

Rule No. 3.  Secretary.

    1.  The Secretary of the Senate is elected by the Senate, and shall:

    (a) Interview and recommend to the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations persons to be considered for employment to assist the Secretary.

    (b) See that these employees perform their respective duties.


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    (c) Administer the daily business of the Senate, including the provision of secretaries to its committees.

    (d) Unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, transmit at the end of each working day those bills and resolutions upon which the next action is to be taken by the Assembly.

    2.  The Secretary is responsible to the Majority Leader.

Rule No. 4.  Sergeant at Arms.

    1.  The Sergeant at Arms shall attend the Senate during its sittings, and execute its commands and all process issued by its authority. He must be sworn to keep the secrets of the Senate.

    2.  The Sergeant at Arms shall:

    (a) Superintend the upkeep of the Senate’s Chamber, private lounge, and meeting rooms for committees.

    (b) Interview and recommend to the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations persons to be considered for employment to assist the Sergeant at Arms.

    3.  The Sergeant at Arms is responsible to the Majority Leader.

Rule No. 5.  Assistant Sergeant at Arms.

    The Assistant Sergeant at Arms shall be doorkeeper and shall preserve order in the Senate Chamber and shall assist the Sergeant at Arms. He shall be sworn to keep the secrets of the Senate.

Rule No. 6.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 10.

 

II.  SESSIONS AND MEETINGS

 

Rule No. 10.  Time of Meeting.

    The President shall call the Senate to order each day of sitting at 11:00 o’clock a.m., unless the Senate has adjourned to some other hour.

Rule No. 11.  Call of Senate—Moved by Three Members.

    A Call of the Senate may be moved by three Senators, and if carried by a majority of all present, the Secretary shall call the roll and note the absentees, after which the names of the absentees shall again be called over. The doors shall then be closed and the Sergeant at Arms directed to take into custody all who may be absent without leave, and all Senators so taken into custody shall be presented at the bar of the Senate for such action as to the Senate may seem proper.

Rule No. 12.  Absence—Leave Required.

    No Senator shall absent himself from the service of the Senate without leave, except in case of accident or sickness, and if any Senator or officer shall so absent himself his per diem shall not be allowed him.

Rule No. 13.  Open Meetings.

    1.  Except as provided in the Constitution of the State of Nevada and in subsection 2 of this rule, all meetings of the Senate and its committees must be open to the public.

    2.  A Senate committee meeting may be closed to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person.

 

The next rule is 20.

 


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III.  DECORUM AND DEBATE

 

Rule No. 20.  Points of Order.

    1.  If any Senator, in speaking or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the Senate, the President shall, or any Senator may, call him to order. If a Senator is so called to order, he shall not proceed without leave of the Senate. If such leave is granted, it must be upon the motion, “That he be allowed to proceed in order,” and the Senator shall confine himself to the question under consideration and avoid personality.

    2.  Every decision of points of order made by the President is subject to appeal, and a discussion of a question of order may be allowed only upon the appeal of two Senators. In all cases of appeal, the question must be, “Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the Senate?”

Rule No. 21.  Breaches of Decorum.

    1.  In cases of breaches of decorum or propriety, any Senator, officer or other person is liable to such censure or punishment as the Senate may deem proper.

    2.  If any Senator is called to order for offensive or indecorous language or conduct, the person calling him to order shall report the offensive or indecorous language or conduct to the presiding officer. No member may be held to answer for any language used on the floor of the Senate if business has intervened before exception to the language was taken.

    3.  Indecorous conduct or boisterous or unbecoming language is not permitted in the Senate Chamber.

 

The next rule is 30.

 

IV.  QUORUM, VOTING, ELECTIONS

 

Rule No. 30.  Recorded Vote—Three Required to Call For.

    1.  A recorded vote must be taken upon final passage of a bill or joint resolution, and in any other case when called for by three members. Every Senator within the bar of the Senate shall vote “aye” or “no” or record himself as “not voting,” unless excused by unanimous vote of the Senate.

    2.  The votes and names of those absent or recorded as “not voting” and the names of Senators demanding the recorded vote must be entered [on] in the Journal.

Rule No. 31.  President to Decide—Tie Vote.

    A question is lost by a tie vote, but when the Senate is equally divided on any question except the passage of a bill or joint resolution, the President may give the deciding vote.

Rule No. 32.  Manner of Election—Voting.

    1.  In all cases of election by the Senate, the vote must be taken viva voce. In other cases, if a vote is to be recorded, it may be taken by oral roll-call or by electronic recording.

    2.  When a recorded vote is taken, no Senator may:

    (a) Vote except when at his seat;

    (b) Vote upon any question in which he is in any way personally or directly interested;

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    (d) Change his vote after the result is announced.

    3.  The announcement of the result of any vote must not be postponed.

 

The next rule is 40.

 

V.  LEGISLATIVE BODIES

 

Rule No. 40.  Standing Committees.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the standing committees of the Senate and their respective jurisdiction for the reference of bills and resolutions are as follows:

    (a) Commerce and Labor, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 52-57, and chapters 118B, 461, 461A, 489, 703-704A and 707-712 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (b) Finance, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting chapters 286 and 387 of NRS, appropriations, operating and capital budgets, state and federal budget issues and bonding, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue, and over any measures carrying or requiring appropriations and favorably reported by any other committee unless such reference is dispensed with by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.

    (c) Government Affairs, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily the districts from which members of the Legislature are elected, and Titles 18-22, 24, 25, 27-31 and 36 and chapters 281-285, 287-289 , [and] 407 and 720 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue, state and federal budget issues, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

    (d) Human Resources and Facilities, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 33, 37-39 and 42 and chapters 385, 386, 388-399, 439-444, 446-458, 459A, 460 and 583-585 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (e) Judiciary, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles [1-16] 1-9, 11-16, and 41 and chapters 111-118A and 119-120A of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (f) Legislative Affairs and Operations, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 17 of NRS, except the districts from which members of the Legislature are elected, and the operation of the legislative session, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (g) Natural Resources, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 26 and 45-50 and chapters 444A-445C, 459, 488, 581, 582 and 586-590 of NRS, the Colorado River Commission, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (h) Taxation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 32 of NRS and state and local revenue.

    (i) Transportation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 44 and chapters 403-405, 408, 410, 481-487, 705 and 706 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    2.  The chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance may assign any portion of a proposed executive budget to any of the other standing committees of the Senate for review. Upon receiving such an assignment the standing committee shall complete its review expeditiously and report its findings and any recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance for its independent evaluation.


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standing committee shall complete its review expeditiously and report its findings and any recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance for its independent evaluation.

Rule No. 41.  Reserved.

Rule No. 42.  Committee Expenses.

    No committee shall employ assistance or incur any expense, except by permission of the Senate previously obtained.

Rule No. 43.  Duties of Committees.

    The several committees shall fully consider all measures referred to them and report thereon. They shall acquaint themselves with the interests of the State specially represented by the committee, and from time to time present such bills and reports as in their judgment will advance the interests and promote the welfare of the people of the State, and shall fully consider and report their opinion upon any matter committed or referred to them by the Senate.

Rule No. 44.  Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations.

    The Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attachés and employees of the Senate not otherwise provided for by law. It may suspend any attaché or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty, pending final action by the Senate. It shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by Legislators and others, and it may advise Legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interests. All proceedings by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are open to the public unless otherwise authorized to be closed to the public by section 15 of article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

Rule No. 45.  Reserved.

Rule No. 46.  Forming Committee of the Whole.

    In forming the Committee of the Whole, the Senator who has so moved shall name a chairman to preside, and all bills considered shall be read by sections, and the chairman shall call for amendments at the conclusion of the reading of each section. All amendments proposed by the committee shall be reported by the chairman to the Senate.

Rule No. 47.  Rules Applicable to Committee of the Whole.

    The Rules of the Senate shall apply to proceedings in Committee of the Whole, except that the previous question shall not be ordered, nor the ayes and noes demanded, but the committee may limit the number of times that any member may speak, at any stage of proceedings, during its sitting. Messages may be received by the President while the committee is sitting; in which case the President will resume the chair, receive the message, and vacate the chair in favor of the chairman of the committee.

Rule No. 48.  Motion to Rise Committee of the Whole.

    A motion that the committee rise shall always be in order, and shall be decided without debate.

Rule No. 49.  Reference to Committee.

    When a motion is made to refer any subject, and different committees are proposed, the [question must be taken in the following order:

    1.  The Committee of the Whole Senate.

    2.  A Standing Committee.] subject may be referred to the committee with jurisdiction over the subject as set forth in Senate Standing Rule No. 40, or to a different committee, upon a majority vote of the Senate.


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Rule No. 50.  Return From Committee.

    1.  Any bill or other matter referred to a committee of the Senate must not be withdrawn or ordered taken from the committee for consideration by the Senate, recommitment, or for any other reason without a two-thirds vote of the Senate, and at least one day’s notice of the motion therefor.

    2.  No such motion is in order:

    (a) If the bill to be withdrawn or ordered taken from the committee may no longer be considered by the Senate; or

    (b) On the last day of the session, or on the day preceding the last day of the session.

    3.  This rule does not take from any committee the rights and duties of committees provided for in Senate Standing Rule No. 43.

Rule No. 51.  Reserved.

Rule No. 52.  Reserved.

Rule No. 53.  Committee Rules.

    1.  The rules of the Senate, as far as applicable, are the rules of committees of the Senate. Procedure in committees, where not otherwise provided in this rule, must follow the procedure of the Senate. For matters not included in the rules of the Senate or these rules, Mason’s Manual must be followed.

    2.  A majority of any committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

    3.  A meeting of a committee may not be opened without a quorum present.

    4.  In addition to regularly scheduled meetings or those called by the chairman, meetings may be set by a written petition of a majority of a committee and filed with the chairman of a committee.

    5.  A bill may be passed from a committee only by a majority of the committee membership. A simple majority of those present and voting is sufficient to adopt committee amendments.

    6.  Subcommittees may be appointed by committee chairmen to consider subjects specified by the committee and shall report back to the committee.

    7.  A committee shall act only when together, and all votes must be taken in the presence of the committee. A member shall not be recorded as voting unless he was actually present in the committee at the time of the vote. The chairman shall vote on all final actions on bills or resolutions. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit the prefiling of legislative bills and resolutions on behalf of a committee in the manner prescribed by the legislative commission.

    8.  All committee and subcommittee meetings are open to the public, except as otherwise provided in Senate Standing Rule No. 13.

    9.  Before reporting a bill or resolution to the Senate, a committee may reconsider its action. A motion to reconsider must be made by a member who voted with the prevailing side.

    10.  Committee chairmen shall determine the agenda of each meeting except that committee members may request an item for the agenda by communicating with the chairman at least 4 days before the meeting. A majority of a committee may, by vote, add an item to the agenda of the next regularly scheduled meeting.

    11.  Secretaries to committees shall give notices of hearings on bills to anyone requesting notices of particular bills.


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    12.  All committees shall keep minutes of meetings. The minutes must cover members present and absent, subjects under discussion, witnesses who appear, committee members’ statements concerning legislative intent, action taken by the committee, as well as the vote of individual members on all matters on which a vote is taken. Any member may submit to the secretary additional remarks to be included in the minutes and records of committee meetings. At the conclusion of the legislative session, the Secretary of the Senate shall deliver all minutes and records of committee meetings in her possession to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

    13.  In addition to the minutes, the committee secretary shall maintain a record of all bills, including:

    (a) Date bill referred;

    (b) Date bill received;

    (c) Date set for hearing the bill;

    (d) Date or dates bill heard and voted upon; and

    (e) Date report prepared.

    14.  Each committee secretary shall file the minutes of each meeting with the Secretary of the Senate as soon as practicable after the meeting.

    15.  All committee minutes are open to public inspection upon request and during normal business hours.

Rule No. 54.  Review of State Agency Programs.

    In addition to or concurrent with committee action taken on specific bills and resolutions during a regular session of the Legislature, each standing committee of the Senate is encouraged to plan and conduct a general review of selected programs of state agencies or other areas of public interest within the committee’s jurisdiction.

 

The next rule is 60.

 

VI.  RULES GOVERNING MOTIONS

 

A.  Motions Generally

 

Rule No. 60.  Entertaining.

    1.  No motion may be debated until it is announced by the President.

    2.  By consent of the Senate, a motion may be withdrawn before amendment or decision.

Rule No. 61.  Precedence of Motions.

    When a question is under debate no motion shall be received but the following, which shall have precedence in the order named:

    1.  To adjourn.

    2.  For a call of the Senate.

    3.  To lay on the table.

    4.  For the previous question.

    5.  To postpone to a day certain.

    6.  To commit.

    7.  To amend.

    8.  To postpone indefinitely.

    The first four shall be decided without debate.


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Rule No. 62.  When Not Entertained.

    1.  When a motion to commit, to postpone to a day certain, or to postpone indefinitely has been decided, it must not be again entertained on the same day.

    2.  When a question has been postponed indefinitely, it must not again be introduced during the session unless this rule is suspended by a two-thirds vote.

    3.  There must be no reconsideration of a vote on a motion to postpone indefinitely.

 

B.  Particular Motions

 

Rule No. 63.  To Adjourn.

    A motion to adjourn shall always be in order. The name of the Senator moving to adjourn, and the time when the motion was made, shall be entered [on] in the Journal.

Rule No. 64.  Lay on the Table.

    A motion to lay on or take from the table shall be carried by a majority vote.

Rule No. 65.  Reserved.

Rule No. 66.  To Strike Enacting Clause.

    A motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution has precedence over a motion to commit or amend. If a motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution is carried, the bill or resolution is rejected.

Rule No. 67.  Division of Question.

    1.  Any Senator may call for a division of a question.

    2.  A question must be divided if it embraces subjects so distinct that if one subject is taken away, a substantive proposition remains for the decision of the Senate.

    3.  A motion to strike out and insert must not be divided.

Rule No. 68.  To Reconsider—Precedence of.

    1.  A motion to reconsider has precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn. When the Senate adjourns while a motion to reconsider is pending, or before passing the order of Motions and Resolutions, the right to move for reconsideration continues to the next day of sitting.

    2.  No notice of reconsideration of any final vote is in order on the day preceding the last day of the session.

Rule No. 69.  Explanation of Motion.

    Whenever a Senator moves to change the usual disposition of a bill or resolution, he shall describe the subject of the bill or resolution and state the reasons for his requesting the change in the processing of the bill or resolution.

 

The next rule is 80.

 


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VII.  DEBATE

 

Rule No. 80.  Speaking on Question.

    1.  Every Senator who speaks shall, standing in his place, address “Mr. or Madam President,” in a courteous manner, and shall confine himself to the question before the Senate. When he has finished, he shall sit down.

    2.  No Senator may speak:

    (a) More than twice during the consideration of any one question on the same day, except for explanation.

    (b) A second time without leave when others who have not spoken desire the floor.

    3.  Incidental and subsidiary questions arising during debate shall not be considered the same question.

Rule No. 81.  Previous Question.

    The previous question shall not be put unless demanded by three Senators, and it shall be in this form: “Shall the main question be now put?” When sustained by a majority of Senators present it shall put an end to all debate and bring the Senate to a vote on the question or questions before it, and all incidental questions arising after the motion was made shall be decided without debate. A person who is speaking on a question shall not while he has the floor move to put that question.

 

The next rule is 90.

 

VIII.  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

A.  Generally

 

Rule No. 90.  Mason’s Manual.

    The rules of parliamentary practice contained in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the Senate in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the Senate, and the joint rules of the Senate and Assembly.

Rule No. 91.  Suspension of Rule.

    No standing rule or order of the Senate shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of two-thirds of the Senate and one day’s notice of the motion therefor; but a rule or order may be temporarily suspended for a special purpose by a vote of two-thirds of the members present. When the suspension of a rule is called for, and after due notice from the President no objection is offered, he can announce the rule suspended and the Senate may proceed accordingly; but this shall not apply to that portion of Senate Standing Rule No. 109 relating to the third reading of bills, which cannot be suspended; and further, this rule shall not apply to the suspension of Senate Standing Rule No. 50.

Rule No. 92.  Notices of Bills, Topics and Public Hearings.

    Adequate notice shall be provided to the Legislators and the public by posting information relative to the bills, topics and public hearings which are to come before committees. Notices shall include the date, time, place and agenda, and shall be posted conspicuously in the legislative building, shall appear in the daily history, and shall be made available to the news media.

    This requirement of notice may be suspended for an emergency by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the committee members appointed.


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Rule No. 93.  Protest.

    Any Senator, or Senators, may protest against the action of the Senate upon any question, and have such protest entered [upon] in the Journal.

Rule No. 94.  Privilege of the Floor.

    1.  To preserve decorum and facilitate the business of the Senate, only the following persons may be present on the floor of the Senate during formal sessions:

    (a) State officers;

    (b) Officers and members of the Senate;

    (c) Employees of the Legislative Counsel Bureau;

    (d) Attachés and employees of the Senate; and

    (e) Members of the Assembly whose presence is required for the transaction of business.

    2.  Guests of Senators must be seated in a section of the upper or lower gallery of the Senate Chamber to be specially designated by the Sergeant at Arms. The Majority Leader may specify special occasions when guests may be seated on the floor of the Senate with a Senator.

    3.  A majority of Senators may authorize the President to have the Senate Chamber cleared of all persons except Senators and officers of the Senate.

    4.  The Senate Chamber may not be used for any business other than legislative business during a legislative session.

Rule No. 95.  Material Placed on Legislators’ Desks.

    1.  Only the Sergeant at Arms and officers and employees of the Senate may place papers, letters, notes, pamphlets and other written material upon a Senator’s desk. Such material must contain the name of the Legislator requesting the placement of the material on the desk or a designation of the origin of the material.

    2.  This rule does not apply to books containing the legislative bills and resolutions, the daily histories and daily journals of the Senate or Assembly, or Legislative Counsel Bureau material.

Rule No. 96.  Reserved.

Rule No. 97.  Petitions and Memorials.

    The contents of any petition or memorial shall be briefly stated by the President or any Senator presenting it. It shall then lie on the table or be referred, as the President or Senate may direct.

Rule No. 98.  Reserved.

Rule No. 99.  Reserved.

Rule No. 100.  Reserved.

Rule No. 101.  Reserved.

Rule No. 102.  Objection to Reading of Paper.

    Where the reading of any paper is called for, and is objected to by any Senator, it shall be determined by a vote of the Senate, and without debate.

Rule No. 103.  Questions Relating to Priority of Business.

    All questions relating to the priority of business shall be decided without debate.

 

B.  Bills

 

Rule No. 104.  Reserved.

Rule No. 105.  Reserved.


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Rule No. 106.  Skeleton Bills.

    Skeleton bills may be introduced after the beginning of a session when, in the opinion of the sponsor and the Legislative Counsel, the full drafting of the bill would entail extensive research or be of considerable length. A skeleton bill will be a presentation of ideas or statements of purpose, sufficient in style and expression to enable the Legislature and the committee to which the bill may be referred to consider the substantive merits of the legislation proposed.

Rule No. 107.  Information Concerning Bills.

    1.  Bills introduced may be accompanied by information relative to witnesses and selected persons of departments and agencies who should be considered for committee hearings on the proposed legislation. At the time of introduction of a bill, a list may be given to the Secretary of witnesses who are proponents of the measure together with their addresses and telephone numbers. This information may be provided by:

    (a) The Senator introducing the bill;

    (b) The person requesting a committee introduction of the bill; or

    (c) The chairman of a committee introducing the bill.

    2.  The Secretary shall deliver this information to the chairman of the committee to which the bill is referred. Members of the committee may suggest additional names for witnesses.

    3.  The Legislator may provide an analysis which may describe the intent, purpose, justification and effects of the bill, or any of them.

Rule No. 108.  Reserved.

Rule No. 109.  Reading of Bills.

    1.  Every bill must receive three readings before its passage, unless, in case of emergency, this rule is suspended by a two-thirds vote.

    2.  The first reading of a bill is for information, and if there is opposition to the bill, the question must be, “Shall this bill be rejected?” If there is no opposition to the bill, or if the question to reject is defeated, the bill must then take the usual course.

    3.  No bill may be committed until once read, nor amended until twice read.

    4.  The third reading of every bill must be by sections.

Rule No. 110.  Second Reading File—Consent Calendar.

    1.  All bills or joint resolutions reported by committee must be placed on a second reading file unless recommended for placement on the consent calendar.

    2.  A committee shall not recommend a bill or joint resolution for placement on the consent calendar if:

    (a) An amendment of the bill or joint resolution is recommended;

    (b) It contains an appropriation; [or]

    (c) It requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate; or

    (d) It is controversial in nature.

    3.  A bill or joint resolution recommended for placement on the consent calendar must be included in the daily file listed in the daily history of the Senate at least 1 calendar day before it may be considered.

    4.  A bill or joint resolution must be removed from the consent calendar at the request of any Senator. A bill or joint resolution so removed must be immediately placed on the second reading file for consideration in the usual order of business.


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    5.  When the consent calendar is called, the bills remaining on the consent calendar must be read by number and summary, and the vote must be taken on their final passage as a group.

Rule No. 111.  Printing.

    Eleven hundred copies of all bills and resolutions of general interest must be printed for the use of the Senate and Assembly. Such other matter must be printed as may be ordered by the Senate.

Rule No. 112.  Reserved.

Rule No. 113.  Reading of Bills—General File.

    1.  Upon reading of bills on the second reading file, Senate and Assembly bills reported without amendments must be placed on the general file. Committee amendments reported with bills must be considered upon their second reading and such amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended must be reprinted, engrossed or reengrossed, and placed on the general file. The file must be posted in the Senate Chamber and made available to members of the public each day by the Secretary.

    2.  Any member may move to amend a bill during its reading on the second reading file or during its third reading and the motion to amend may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended on second reading must be treated the same as bills with committee amendments. Any bill so amended upon the general file must be reprinted and engrossed or reengrossed.

    3.  Unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, eleven hundred copies of all amended bills must be printed.

Rule No. 114.  Commitment of Bill With Special Instructions.

    A bill may be committed with special instructions to amend at any time before taking the final vote.

Rule No. 115.  Reconsideration of Vote on Bill.

    1.  On the day after the final vote on any bill, the vote may be reconsidered on motion of any member if notice of intention to move for reconsideration was given on the day the final vote was taken by a Senator who voted on the prevailing side. No motion to reconsider is in order on the day the final vote was taken, except by unanimous consent.

    2.  Motions to reconsider a vote upon amendments to any pending question may be made and decided at once.

Rule No. 116.  Reserved.

Rule No. 117.  Different Subject Not Admitted as Amendment.

    No subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted as an amendment; and no bill or resolution shall be amended by incorporating any irrelevant subject matter or by association or annexing any other bill or resolution pending in the Senate, but a substitute may be offered at any time so long as the original is open to amendment.

 

C.  Resolutions

 

Rule No. 118.  Treated as Bills.

    Resolutions addressed to Congress, or to either House thereof, or to the President of the United States, or the heads of any of the national departments, or proposing amendments to the State Constitution are subject, in all respects, to the foregoing rules governing the course of bills. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution shall be entered in the journal in its entirety.


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resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution shall be entered in the journal in its entirety.

Rule No. 119.  Treated as Motions.

    Resolutions, other than those referred to in Senate Standing Rule No. 118, shall be treated as motions in all proceedings of the Senate.

Rule No. 120.  Order of Business.

    1.  Roll Call.

    2.  Prayer [by the Chaplain.

    3.] and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

    [4.] 3.  Reading and Approval of the Journal.

    [5.] 4.  Reports of [Standing Committees.

    6.] Committees.

    5.  Messages from the Governor.

    [7.] 6.  Messages from the Assembly.

    [8.  Communications from State Officers.]

    7.  Communications.

    8.  Waivers and Exemptions.

    9.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

    10.  Introduction, First Reading and Reference.

    11.  Consent Calendar.

    12.  Second Reading and Amendment.

    13.  [Business on] General File and Third Reading.

    14.  Unfinished Business.

    15.  Special Orders of the Day.

    16.  Remarks from the Floor; Introduction of Guests.

Rule No. 121.  Privilege.

    Any Senator may rise and explain a matter personal to himself by leave of the President, but he shall not discuss any pending question in such explanation.

Rule No. 122.  Reserved.

Rule No. 123.  Reserved.

Rule No. 124.  Preference to Speak.

    When two or more Senators rise at the same time the President shall name the one who may first speak—giving preference, when practicable, to the mover or introducer of the subject under consideration.

Rule No. 125.  Special Order.

    The President shall call the Senate to order on the arrival of the time fixed for the consideration of a special order, and announce that the special order is before the Senate, which shall be considered, unless it be postponed by a two-thirds vote, and any business before the Senate at the time of the announcement of the special order shall go to Unfinished Business.

Rule No. 126.  Reserved.

Rule No. 127.  Reserved.

Rule No. 128.  Reserved.

Rule No. 129.  Reserved.

 

D.  Contests of Elections

 

Rule No. 130.  Procedure.

    1.  The Senate shall not dismiss a statement of contest for want of form if any ground of contest is alleged with sufficient certainty to inform the defendant of the charges he is required to meet.


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defendant of the charges he is required to meet. The following grounds are sufficient, but are not exclusive:

    (a) That the election board or any member thereof was guilty of malfeasance.

    (b) That a person who has been declared elected to an office was not at the time of election eligible to that office.

    (c) That illegal votes were cast and counted for the defendant, which, if taken from him, will reduce the number of his legal votes below the number necessary to elect him.

    (d) That the election board, in conducting the election or in canvassing the returns, made errors sufficient to change the result of the election as to any person who has been declared elected.

    (e) That the defendant has given, or offered to give, to any person a bribe for the purpose of procuring his election.

    (f) That there was a possible malfunction of any voting or counting device.

    2.  The contest must be submitted so far as may be possible upon depositions or by written or oral arguments as the Senate may order. Any party to a contest may take the deposition of any witness at any time after the statement of contest is filed with the Secretary of State and before the contest is finally decided. At least 5 days’ notice must be given to the prospective deponent and to the other party. If oral statements are made at any hearing before the Senate or a committee thereof which purport to establish matters of fact, they must be made under oath. Strict rules of evidence do not apply.

    3.  The contestant has the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such nature as to establish the probability that the result of the election was changed thereby. After consideration of all the evidence, the Senate shall declare the defendant elected unless the Senate finds from the evidence that a person other than the defendant received the greatest number of legal votes, in which case the Senate shall declare that person elected.

 

The next rule is 140.

 

IX.  LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS

 

Rule No. 140.  Compensation of Witnesses.

    Witnesses summoned to appear before the Senate, or any of its committees, shall be compensated as provided by law for witnesses required to attend in the courts of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 2, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 2

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Providing allowances to the leadership and other members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the Senate for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $2,800, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the President and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the chairman of each standing committee of the Senate for postage, telephone tolls and other charges for communications is $900; and be it further


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Tempore of the Senate, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the chairman of each standing committee of the Senate for postage, telephone tolls and other charges for communications is $900; and be it further

    Resolved, That these amounts be certified by the President and the Secretary to the State Controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the legislative fund, and the State Treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay these warrants.

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FILE NUMBER 3, SR 3

Senate Resolution No. 3–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 3

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the following persons are elected as attachés of the Senate for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada: Mary Jo Mongelli, Ann-Berit Moyle, Mary R. Phillips, Molly Dondero, Susan S. Whitford, Gerry Selover, Jane Gill, Ruth B. Pierini, June A. Fitzpatrick, Charles P. Welsh, Sam A. Palazzolo, John D. Turner, Ronald Sandoval, Evelyn Mattheus, Bridget Peachay, Shirley Hammon, Betty Christenson, Jan Hunt, Joan Thran, Dorothy Souza, Linda Chapman, Rochelle McAlister, Lauren Arends, Hazel Wong, Stella Blood, Jeanne Baret, JoAnn Wessel, Lela Rude, Laura Adler, Francis Allen, Carolyn Allfree, Sandy Arraiz, Sheri Asay, Ann Bednarski, Ricka Benum, Billie Brinkman, Julie Burdette, Carole Cavolick, Cwendolyn Chapman, Cynthia Cook, Patricia DiDomenico, Heather Dion, Michael Ellis, Laura Hale, Patti Hampton, Judy Jacobs, Jean Laird, Beverly LaMotte, Lydia Lee, Maudie Long, Joshua Martinez, Joan Moseid, Barbara Moss, Silvia Motta, Gayle Nadeau, Alice Nevin, Lyndl Payne, Debra Petrelli, Joan Polichio-Palm, Sherry Rodriguez, ElizaBeth Root, Jennifer Ruedy, Marion Sandoval, Paula Saponaro, Mavis Scarff, Maureen Schafer, Sharon Spencer, Stephanie Syrrakos, Judith Toscano, Rochelle Trotts, Bob Williston, Norman Wessel, Sharon Carter, Jonnie Willis, Rayna Wortman, Emory Crews, Janet Meredith, Patty Woodworth, Bob Byington, Ed Cordisco, Alyce King, Rod Mill, John Perondi, Joe Pieretti, Marlene Staub, Lori Whatley, Fred White and Katy Wilson.

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FILE NUMBER 4, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 4

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following persons are elected as attachés of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada: Patricia R. Williams, Lucinda Benjamin, Matthew Baker, Diane Keetch, Mary Matheus, Jason Hataway, Harle Glover, Terry Sullivan, Aleta Grashius, Marlo Harding, Megan Strong, Gregorio D. Torres, Lucas Watson, Jeanne Douglass, Nanita Moore, Paula Winne,


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Winne, Kathryn Alden, Linda Corbett, Barbara Houger, Linda Cooper, Karen Crawford, Heather Collins, Reba Coombs, Cecile Crofoot, Kristi Geiser, Marge Griffin, Marilyn Jayne, Nykki Kinsley, Kelly Minton, Betty Phenix, Jackie L. Valley, Andrea Carothers, Cindy Clampitt, Lila Clark, Bonnie Compton Lopez, Connie Davis, Mary Drake, Kathryn Ely, Kathryn Fosnaugh, Glenda Jacques, Margaret Judge, Erin Knowles, Rebekah Langhoff, Virginia Letts, Cheryl Meyers, Sue Modarelli, Patty Moody, Gerlean Mosey, Linda Lee Nary, Darlene Nevin, Deborah Rengler, June Rigsby, Darlene Rubin, Sharon Scudder, Linda Smith, Carol J. Thomsen, Joan Tuntland, Linda Utt, Ann Van Nostrand, Eric Anderlohr, Mary Bean, Valorie Belknap, Stephany Corral, Nancy Dickson, Donna Esposito, Hilary Graunke, Donna Hancock, Joyce G. Hess, Millicent Jorgenson, Connie Kight, JoAnn Kula, Dawn Lee, Yhvona Martin, Carolyn J. Maynick, Jolene Jones Miley, Molly Mills, Leona Nielson, Kathryn Oetting, Diane Rea, Sheila Sease, Jasmine Shackley, Janet Stokes, Claudette J. Thompson, Barbara Urbani, Novella Watson-Lee, June Bennett, Julayne McCarly Le Bas, Maxine Milabar, Bruce Pfeiffer, Eddie Cordisco, Jr., Mary Carel, Jennifer Anzalone, Kenneth Beaton, Norm Budden, John Davis, Jr., David Dickson, John Gaskill, Joyce E. Ghiselli, Juanita Heston, Steven Honey, Lois LaHair, Khristina Lamoreaux, Ray Mager, Bob Maynick, Reid Meyer, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Jesse N. Pickett, Brandi Sargent, Lavern Souza-LaFleur and Elizabeth Tetz.

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FILE NUMBER 5, AR 2

Assembly Resolution No. 2–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 5

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing allowances to the leadership and other members of the Assembly for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the Assembly for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $2,800, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the Speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore, Majority Floor Leader, Minority Floor Leader and chairman of each standing committee of the Assembly for postage, telephone tolls and other communication charges is $900; and be it further

    Resolved, That these amounts be certified by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk to the State Controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the legislative fund, and the State Treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay these warrants.

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FILE NUMBER 6, AR 3

Assembly Resolution No. 3–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 6

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Adopting the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 71st legislative session.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules as amended by the 70th session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature:

 

I.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

Duties of Officers

 

Rule No. 1.  Speaker of the Assembly.

    1.  All officers of the Assembly are subordinate to the Speaker in all that relates to the prompt, efficient and correct discharge of their official duties under the Speaker’s supervision.

    2.  Possessing the powers and performing the duties described in this rule, the Speaker shall:

    (a) Take the chair at the hour to which the Assembly stands adjourned, call the members to order, and upon the appearance of a quorum, proceed to business.

    (b) Preserve order and decorum and have general direction of the chamber of the Assembly and the approaches thereto. In the event of any disturbance or disorderly conduct therein, order the same to be cleared.

    (c) Decide all questions of order, subject to a member’s right to appeal to the Assembly. On appeal from such decisions, the Speaker has the right, in the Speaker’s place, to assign the reason for the decision.

    (d) Have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution must not extend beyond one legislative day.

    (e) When the Assembly resolves itself into Committee of the Whole, name a chairman to preside thereover and call him to the chair.

    (f) Have the power to accredit the persons who act as representatives of the news media and assign them seats.

    (g) Sign all bills and resolutions passed by the Legislature as provided by law.

    (h) Sign all subpoenas issued by the Assembly . [or any committee thereof.]

    (i) Receive all messages and communications from other departments of the government and announce them to the Assembly.

    (j) Represent the Assembly, declare its will and in all things obey its commands.

    (k) Vote on final passage of a bill or resolution, but the Speaker shall not be required to vote in ordinary legislative proceedings except where the Speaker’s vote would be decisive. In all yea and nay votes, the Speaker’s name must be called last.


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    3.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of Speaker, through death, resignation or disability of the Speaker, the Speaker pro Tempore shall temporarily and for the period of vacancy or disability conduct the necessary business of the Assembly.

    4.  If a permanent vacancy occurs in the office of Speaker, the Assembly shall select a new Speaker.

Rule No. 2.  Reserved.

Rule No. 3.  Reserved.

Rule No. 4.  Reserved.

Rule No. 5.  Reserved.

Rule No. 6.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 10.

 

II.  SESSIONS AND MEETINGS

 

Rule No. 10.  Time of Meeting.

    The Assembly shall meet each day at 11 a.m., unless the Assembly adjourns to some other hour.

Rule No. 11.  Open Meetings.

    All meetings of the Assembly and its [standing] committees must be open to the public.

Rule No. 12.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 20.

 

III.  DECORUM AND DEBATE

 

Rule No. 20.  Points of Order.

    If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the Assembly, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call to order, in which case the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain; and if called to order by a member, such member shall immediately state the point of order. If the point of order be sustained by the presiding officer, the member shall not be allowed to proceed; but if it be not sustained, then he shall be permitted to go on. Every such decision from the presiding officer shall be subject to an appeal to the House; but no discussion of the question of order shall be allowed unless an appeal be taken from the decision of the presiding officer.

Rule No. 21.  [Reserved.] Portable electronic communication devices.

    1.  A person who is within the Assembly Chambers shall not engage in a telephone conversation via the use of a portable telephone.

    2.  Before entering the Assembly Chambers, any person who possesses a portable electronic communication device, such as a pager or telephone, that emits an audible alert, such as a ringing or beeping sound, to signal an incoming message or call shall turn the audible alert off. A device that contains a nonaudible alert, such as a silent vibration, may be operated in a nonaudible manner within the Assembly Chambers.

Rule No. 22.  Reserved.


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Rule No. 23.  Committee on Ethics; Legislative Ethics.

    1.  The Committee on Ethics consists of:

    (a) Two members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker from the majority political party;

    (b) One member of the Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader from the minority political party; and

    (c) Two qualified electors of the state chosen by the members of the committee who are appointed pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b), neither of whom is a present or former member of the Legislature or employed by the State of Nevada.

    2.  The Speaker shall appoint two members of the Assembly, one from the majority political party and one from the minority political party to serve as alternate members of the committee. If a member is disqualified, the alternate appointed from the same political party shall serve as a member of the committee during the consideration of a specific question.

    3.  A member is disqualified if he is the requester of advice concerning a question of ethics or conflict of interest, or if the advice is requested by another member of the Assembly and a reasonable person in his situation could not exercise independent judgment on the matter in question.

    4.  The committee shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by Legislators and others, and it may advise Legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest. All proceedings held to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence or physical or mental health of any person by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are confidential unless a Legislator:

    (a) Against whom a complaint is brought requests a public hearing;

    (b) Discloses the opinion of the committee at any time after his hearing; or

    (c) Discloses the content of an advisory opinion issued to him by the committee.

    5.  A complaint which alleges a breach of ethics or a conflict of interest must be in writing and signed by the person making the allegation. The complaint must be filed with the chairman. The chairman shall send a copy of the complaint, within 24 hours after receiving it, to the Legislator against whom the complaint is brought.

    6.  The criterion to be applied by the committee in determining whether a Legislator has a conflict of interest is whether the independence of judgment of a reasonable person in his position upon the matter in question would be materially affected by:

    (a) His acceptance of a gift or loan; or

    (b) His private economic interest.

    7.  A Legislator who determines that he has a conflict of interest may vote upon, advocate or oppose any measure as to which a potential conflict exists if he makes a general disclosure of the conflict. In determining whether to vote upon, advocate or oppose the measure, the Legislator should consider whether:

    (a) The conflict impedes his independence of judgment;

    (b) His participation will produce a negative effect on the public’s confidence in the integrity of the Legislature;

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    (d) His interest is greater than the interests of an entire class of persons similarly situated.

 

The next rule is 30.

 

IV.  QUORUM, VOTING, ELECTIONS

 

Rule No. 30.  Manner of Voting.

    1.  The presiding officer shall declare all votes, but the yeas and nays must be taken when called for by three members present, and the names of those calling for the yeas and nays must be entered in the Journal by the Chief Clerk.

    2.  The presiding officer shall call for yeas and nays by a division or by a roll call, either electronic or oral.

    3.  When taking the yeas and nays on any question, the electronic roll call system may be used, and when so used shall have the force and effect of any roll call under these rules.

    4.  When taking the yeas and nays by oral roll call, the Chief Clerk shall take the names of members alphabetically, except that the Speaker’s name must be called last.

    5.  The electronic roll call system may be used to determine the presence of a quorum.

    6.  The yeas and nays must not be taken with the electronic roll call system until all members present are at their desks. The presiding officer may vote at the rostrum.

    7.  Only a member [,] who:

    (a) Has been certified by the Committee on [Credentials] Elections, Procedures, and Ethics or special committee of the Assembly [,] ; and

    (b) Is physically present within the Assembly Chambers,

may cast a vote in the Assembly.

    8.  A member shall not vote for another member on any roll call, either electronic or oral. Any member who votes for another member may be punished in any manner deemed appropriate by the Assembly.

Rule No. 31.  Reserved.

Rule No. 32.  Announcement of the Vote.

    1.  A member may change his vote at any time before the announcement of the vote if the voting is by voice, or at any time before the votes are electronically recorded if the voting is conducted electronically.

    2.  The announcement of the result of any vote shall not be postponed.

Rule No. 33.  Voting by Division.

    Upon a division and count of the Assembly on any question, no person without the bar shall be counted.

 

The next rule is 40.

 

V.  LEGISLATIVE BODIES

 

Rule No. 40.  Standing Committees.

    The standing committees of the Assembly are as follows:

    1.  Ways and Means, fourteen members.

    2.  Judiciary, fourteen members.

    3.  Taxation, [thirteen] twelve members.


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    4.  Education, twelve members.

    5.  Elections, Procedures, and Ethics, [nine] twelve members.

    6.  Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining, [thirteen] twelve members.

    7.  Transportation, [thirteen] twelve members.

    8.  Commerce and Labor, fourteen members.

    9.  Health and Human Services, twelve members.

    10.  Government Affairs, fourteen members.

    11.  Constitutional Amendments, [seven] eight members.

Rule No. 41.  Appointment of Committees.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in Assembly Standing Rule No. 23, all committees must be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise directed by the Assembly. The Speaker shall designate the chairman and vice chairman of each committee.

    2.  To facilitate the full participation of the members during an adjournment called pursuant to NRS 218.115, the Speaker may temporarily appoint a member to a standing committee that is scheduled to meet during the adjournment if none of the committees to which the member is regularly assigned will be meeting during the adjournment.

Rule No. 42.  Committee Action.

    1.  The committee shall have regular meetings scheduled by the Assembly leadership. A quorum of the committee is a majority of its members and may transact business except as limited by this rule.

    2.  [Motions may be moved, seconded and passed by voice vote by] Except as limited by this rule, a simple majority of those present [.] may move, second and pass a motion by voice vote.

    3.  Definite action on a bill or resolution will require a majority of the entire committee.

    4.  A two-thirds majority of [all] the entire committee is required to reconsider action on a bill or resolution.

    5.  Committee introduction of legislative measures which are not prefiled requires concurrence of two-thirds of the entire committee and does not imply commitment to support final passage.

    6.  The chairman shall vote on all final action regarding bills or resolutions.

    7.  No member of the committee may vote by proxy under any circumstances.

    8.  A committee shall not take a vote on the question of whether to exercise its statutory authority to issue a legislative subpoena unless the chairman has informed the Speaker of the intention of the committee to consider such a question.

Rule No. 43.  Subcommittees.

    Subcommittees made up of committee members may be appointed by the chairman to consider and report back on specific subjects or bills.

Rule No. 44.  Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.

    The Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics has jurisdiction over matters relating to personnel. It shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attachés and employees of the Assembly not otherwise provided for by law. It may suspend or remove any such attaché or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty. It shall function as the Committee on Rules and as the Committee on Credentials of the Assembly.


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Rule No. 45.  Procedure for Election Contests.

    1.  Upon receipt of a statement of contest from the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.427, the Speaker shall, as soon as practicable, appoint a special committee to hear the contest or refer the contest to the Standing Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. The committee shall conduct a hearing to consider the contest. The committee shall keep written minutes of the hearing. The contestant has the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such a nature as to establish that the result of the election was changed thereby.

    2.  The contest must be submitted so far as may be possible upon depositions or by written or oral arguments as the Assembly may order. Any party to a contest may take the deposition of any witness at any time after the statement of contest is filed with the Secretary of State and before the contest is finally decided. At least 3 days’ notice must be given to the prospective deponent and to the other party. If oral statements are made at any hearing before the Assembly or a committee thereof which purport to establish matters of fact, they must be made under oath. Strict rules of evidence do not apply.

    3.  The committee shall, not later than 5 calendar days after the contest was referred to the committee, report to the Assembly its findings on whether the contestant has met the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such a nature as to establish that the result of the election was changed thereby. The committee shall then report to the Assembly its recommendation on which person should be declared elected or report that it has no recommendation. The Assembly shall, as soon as practicable thereafter but not later than 7 calendar days after the Speaker received the statement of contest, vote whether to accept or reject the committee’s recommendation without amendment, if a recommendation is made. If the recommendation is accepted, the Speaker shall declare the recommended person elected. If the recommendation is rejected or the committee did not make a recommendation, the Assembly shall consider immediately which person should be declared elected. The Speaker shall not adjourn the Assembly until it has declared a person to be elected.

    4.  The Speaker shall inform the Governor of the identity of the person declared to be elected by the Assembly.

Rule No. 46.  Committee Action on Reports.

    Committee reports must be adopted at a committee session actually assembled and meeting as a committee with a quorum present. Every committee vote on a matter pertaining to a bill or resolution must be recorded. The vote may be taken by roll call at the discretion of the chairman.

Rule No. 47.  Committee Records.

    The chairman of each committee shall keep, or cause to be kept, a complete record of the committee proceedings in which there must be entered:

    1.  The time and place of each meeting;

    2.  The attendance and absence of members;

    3.  The names of all persons appearing before the committee, with the names of persons, firms, corporations or associations in whose behalf such appearance is made; and

    4.  The subjects or measures considered and action taken.


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Rule No. 48.  Disposition of Committee Records.

    All minutes, records and documents in the possession of committees and their chairmen must be filed in the offices of the Legislative Counsel Bureau upon adjournment sine die.

Rule No. 49.  Committee Hearings.

    1.  The presence of a quorum of the committee is desirable but not required to conduct a public hearing. At the discretion of the chairman, members of the committee may attend, participate in and, if applicable, vote during the hearing via simultaneous telephone or video conference.

    2.  Public hearings are opened by the chairman who announces the subject under consideration and provides for those wishing to address the committee to be heard. These persons shall rise in an order determined by the chairman, address the chair and furnish their names, addresses and firms or other organizations represented. Committee members may address the chairman for permission to question the witness. [When all persons present have been heard, the chairman may declare closed the portion of the meeting wherein the committee will accept public testimony on the matter before proceeding to other matters.]

Rule No. 50.  Reserved.

Rule No. 51.  Reserved.

Rule No. 52.  Concurrent Referrals.

    When a bill or resolution is referred to two committees , the bill or resolution must go to the first committee named. If the first committee votes to amend the bill or resolution, it must be reprinted with amendments and then returned to the first committee or sent immediately to the next committee. If there is no amendment proposed by the first committee, or if the first committee acts upon the bill or resolution after amendment, the bill or resolution must be sent with the committee recommendation immediately to the second committee.

 

The next rule is 60.

 

VI.  RULES GOVERNING MOTIONS

 

Rule No. 60.  Entertaining.

    No motion may be debated until it is distinctly announced by the presiding officer. If desired by the presiding officer or any member, the motion must be reduced to writing and be read by the Chief Clerk before the motion is debated. A motion may be withdrawn by the maker at any time before amendment or before the motion is put to vote.

Rule No. 61.  Reserved.

Rule No. 62.  Reserved.

 

Particular Motions

 

Rule No. 63.  Reserved.

Rule No. 64.  Reserved.

Rule No. 65.  Indefinite Postponement.

    When a question is postponed indefinitely, the same question must not be considered again during the session and the question is not subject to a motion for reconsideration.


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Rule No. 66.  To Strike Enacting Clause.

    A motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution does not take precedence over any other subsidiary motion. If the motion is carried, it shall be considered equivalent to the rejection of such bill or resolution.

Rule No. 67.  Division of Question.

    Any member may call for a division of the question, which shall be divided, if it comprehends propositions in substance so distinct that, one being taken away, a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the Assembly. A motion to strike out being lost shall preclude neither amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible.

Rule No. 68.  To Reconsider—Precedence of.

    A motion to reconsider shall have precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn, or to fix the time to which to adjourn; and when the Assembly adjourns, while a motion to reconsider is pending, or before passing the order of business of Motions, Resolutions and Notices, the right to move a reconsideration shall continue to the next day of sitting. No notice of reconsideration of any final vote shall be in order on the [day] :

    1.  Last day on which final action is allowed; or

    2.  Day preceding the last day of the session.

 

The next rule is 80.

 

VII.  DEBATE

 

Rule No. 80.  Speaking on Question.

    No member shall speak more than twice during the consideration of any one question, on the same day, and at the same stage of proceedings, without leave. Members who have once spoken shall not again be entitled to the floor (except for explanation) to the exclusion of others who have not spoken.

Rule No. 81.  Previous Question.

    The previous question shall be put only when demanded by three members. The previous question shall not be moved by the member last speaking on the question.

Rule No. 82.  Privilege of Closing Debate.

    The author of a bill, a resolution or a main question shall have the privilege of closing the debate, unless the previous question has been sustained.

 

The next rule is 90.

 

VIII.  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

A.  Rules and Procedure

 

Rule No. 90.  Mason’s Manual.

    The rules of parliamentary practice contained in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the Assembly in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Standing Rules and orders of the Assembly, and the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.


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Rule No. 91.  Rescission, Change or Suspension of Rule.

    No standing rule or order of the Assembly shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of two-thirds of the members elected, and one day’s notice being given of the motion therefor; but a rule or order may be suspended temporarily by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.

Rule No. 92.  Notices of Bills, Topics and Public Hearings.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, all committees shall provide adequate notice of public hearings on bills, resolutions or other topics which are to come before the committees. The notice must include the date, time, place and agenda to be covered. The notice must be posted conspicuously in the legislative building, appear in the daily history and be made available to the news media. The daily history must include the most current version of the notice that is available at the time the daily history is created and an informational statement informing the public where more current information, if any, regarding such notices may be found.

    2.  The noticing requirements of this rule may be suspended for emergency situations but only after approval by a two-thirds vote of a committee.

    3.  Subsection 1 does not apply to:

    (a) Committee meetings held on the floor of the Assembly during a recess; or

    (b) Conference committee meetings.

Rule No. 93.  Reserved.

Rule No. 94.  Privilege of the Floor and Lobbying.

    No person, except Senators, former Assemblymen and state officers, may be admitted at the bar of the Assembly, except by special invitation on the part of some member; but a majority may authorize the Speaker to have the Assembly cleared of all such persons. No person may do any lobbying upon the floor of the Assembly at any time, and it is the duty of the Sergeant at Arms to remove any person violating any of the provisions of this rule.

Rule No. 95.  Material Placed on Legislators’ Desks.

    All papers, letters, notes, pamphlets and other written material placed upon an Assemblyman’s desk shall contain the signature of the Legislator requesting the placement of such material on the desk or shall contain a designation of the origin of such material. This rule does not apply to books containing the legislative bills and resolutions, the legislative daily histories, the legislative daily journals or Legislative Counsel Bureau material.

Rule No. 96.  Peddling, Begging and Soliciting.

    1.  Peddling, begging and soliciting are strictly forbidden in the Assembly Chamber, and in the lobby, gallery and halls adjacent thereto.

    2.  No part of [said chamber or halls] the Assembly Chamber may be used for, or occupied by signs or other devices for any kind of advertising.

    3.  No part of the hallways adjacent to the Assembly Chambers may be used for or occupied by signs or other devices for any kind of advertising for commercial or personal gain. Notices for nonprofit, nonpartisan, civic or special legislative events may be posted in a designated area of the hallways adjacent to the Assembly Chambers with the approval of the Chief Clerk.

Rule No. 97.  Petitions and Memorials.

    Petitions, memorials and other papers addressed to the Assembly, shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a member in the Speaker’s place. A brief statement of the contents thereof shall be made by the introducer. They shall not be debated on the day of their being presented, but shall be on the table, or be referred, as the Assembly shall determine.


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not be debated on the day of their being presented, but shall be on the table, or be referred, as the Assembly shall determine.

Rule No. 98.  Request of Purpose.

    A member may request the purpose of a bill or joint resolution upon its introduction.

Rule No. 99.  Remarks.

    It shall be in order for members to make remarks and to have such remarks entered in the Journal.

Rule No. 100.  Precedence of Parliamentary Authority.

    The precedence of parliamentary authority in the Assembly is:

    1.  The Constitution of the State of Nevada.

    2.  The Statutes of the State of Nevada.

    3.  The Standing Rules of the Assembly and the Joint Standing Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

    4.  Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure.

Rule No. 101.  Reserved.

Rule No. 102.  [Reserved.] Privileged Questions.

    Privileged questions have precedence of all others in the following order:

    1.  Motions to fix the time to which the Assembly shall adjourn.

    2.  Motions to adjourn.

    3.  Questions relating to the rights and privileges of the Assembly or any of its members.

    4.  A call of the House.

    5.  Motions for special orders.

Rule No. 103.  Reserved.

 

B.  Bills

 

Rule No. 104.  Reserved.

Rule No. 105.  Substitute Bills.

    A substitute bill shall be deemed and held to be an amendment, and treated in all respects as such. However, a substitute bill may be amended after its adoption, in the same manner as if it were an original bill.

Rule No. 106.  Skeleton Bills.

    The introduction of skeleton bills is authorized when, in the opinion of the sponsor and the Legislative Counsel, the full drafting of the bill would entail extensive research or be of considerable length. A skeleton bill will be provided for purposes of introduction and committee referral. Such a bill will be a presentation of ideas or statements of purpose, sufficient in style and expression to enable the Legislature and the committee to which the bill may be referred to consider the substantive merits of the legislation proposed.

Rule No. 107.  Reserved.

Rule No. 108.  Reserved.

Rule No. 109.  Reading of Bills.

    The presiding officer shall announce at each reading of a bill whether it be the first, second or third reading. The first reading of a bill shall be for information. If there is objection, the question shall be, “Shall the bill be rejected?” If the question to reject fails to receive a majority vote by the members present, or if there is no objection, the bill shall take the proper course. No bill shall be referred to a committee until after the first reading, nor amended until after the second reading.


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Rule No. 110.  Second Reading and Amendment of Bills.

    1.  All bills must be read the second time on the first legislative day after which they are reported by committee, unless a different day is designated by motion. Upon second reading, Assembly bills reported without amendments shall be placed on the General File and Senate bills reported without amendments shall be placed on the General File. Committee amendments reported with bills shall be considered upon their second reading, and such amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Any amendment which is numbered, copied and made available to all members must be moved and voted upon by number unless any member moves that it be read in full. Assembly bills so amended must be reprinted, engrossed, and placed on the General File. Senate bills so amended must be reprinted, then engrossed or reengrossed, as applicable, and placed on the General File.

    2.  Any member may move to amend a bill during its second or third reading, and such a motion to amend may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended on second reading must be treated the same as bills with committee amendments. Any bill so amended upon the General File must be reprinted and then engrossed or reengrossed, as applicable.

    3.  The reprinting of amended bills may be dispensed with only in accordance with the provisions of law.

Rule No. 111.  Consent Calendar.

    1.  A standing committee may by unanimous vote of the members present report a bill with the recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The question of recommending a bill for the consent calendar may be voted upon in committee only after the bill has been recommended for passage and only if no amendment is recommended.

    2.  The Chief Clerk shall maintain a list of bills recommended for the consent calendar. The list must be printed in the daily history and must include the summary of each bill, and the date the bill is scheduled for consideration on final passage.

    3.  At any time before the presiding officer calls for a vote on the passage of the consent calendar, a member may give written notice to the Chief Clerk or state orally from the floor of the Assembly in session that he [objects to the inclusion] requests the removal of a particular bill [on] from the consent calendar. If a member so [objects,] requests, the Chief Clerk shall remove the bill from the consent calendar and transfer it to the second reading file. A bill removed from the consent calendar may not be restored to that calendar.

    4.  During floor consideration of the consent calendar, members may ask questions and offer explanations relating to the respective bills.

    5.  When the consent calendar is brought to a vote, the bills remaining on the consent calendar must be read by number and summary and the vote must be taken on their final passage as a group.

Rule No. 112.  Reserved.

Rule No. 113.  General File.

    All bills reported to the Assembly, by either standing or special committees, after receiving their second readings must be placed upon a General File, to be kept by the Chief Clerk. [No bill shall be considered by the Assembly until the regular order of business shall have been gone through. Then bills shall] Bills must be taken from the General File and acted upon in the order in which they were reported, unless otherwise specially ordered by the Assembly. But engrossed bills shall be placed at the head of the file, in the order in which they are received.


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the file, in the order in which they are received. The Chief Clerk shall post [, in a conspicuous place in the chamber,] a daily statement of the bills on the General File, setting forth the order in which they are filed, and specifying the alterations arising from the disposal of business each day. The Chief Clerk shall likewise post notices of special orders as made.

Rule No. 114.  Reserved.

Rule No. 115.  Reconsideration of Vote on Bill.

    On the first legislative day that the Assembly is in session succeeding that on which a final vote on any bill or resolution has been taken, a vote may be reconsidered on the motion of any member. Notice of intention to move such reconsideration must be given on the day on which the final vote was taken by a member voting with the prevailing party. It is not in order for any member to move a reconsideration on the day on which the final vote was taken, except by unanimous consent. There may be no reconsideration of a vote on a motion to indefinitely postpone. Motions to reconsider a vote upon amendments to any pending question may be made at once.

Rule No. 116.  [Reserved.] Vetoed Bills.

    Bills that have passed both Houses of the Legislature and are transmitted to the Assembly accompanied by a message or statement of the Governor’s disapproval or veto of the same must be taken up and considered immediately upon the coming in of the message transmitting the same, or become the subject of a special order. When the message is received, or (if made a special order) when the special order is called, the said message or statement must be read together with the bill or bills so disapproved or vetoed. The message and bill must be read by the Chief Clerk without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions. No such bill or message may be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which may be put by the Speaker is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” It shall not be in order, at any time, to vote upon such a vetoed bill unless the same shall first have been read, from the first word of its title to and including the last word of its final section. No motion may be entertained after the Speaker has stated the question, save a motion to adjourn or a motion for the previous question, but the merits of the bill itself may be debated. The message or statement containing the objections of the Governor to the bill must be entered in the Journal of the Assembly. The consideration of a vetoed bill, and the objections of the Governor thereto, shall be a privileged question, and shall take precedence over all others.

Rule No. 117.  Reserved.

 

C.  Resolutions

 

Rule No. 118.  Treated as Bills—Joint Resolutions.

    The procedure of enacting joint resolutions must be identical to that of enacting bills. However, joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution must be entered in the Journal in their entirety.

Rule No. 119.  Reserved.

 


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D.  Order of Business

 

Rule No. 120.  Order of Business.

    The Order of Business must be as follows:

    1.  Call to Order.

    2.  Reading and Approval of Journal.

    3.  Presentation of Petitions.

    4.  Reports of Standing Committees.

    5.  Reports of Select Committees.

    6.  Communications.

    7.  Messages from the Senate.

    8.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

    9.  Introduction, First Reading and Reference.

    10.  Consent Calendar.

    11.  Second Reading and Amendment.

    12.  General File and Third Reading.

    13.  Unfinished Business of Preceding Day.

    14.  Special Orders of the Day.

    15.  Remarks from the Floor, limited to 10 minutes.

Rule No. 121.  Reserved.

Rule No. 122.  [Privileged Questions.

    Privileged questions have precedence of all others in the following order:

    1.  Motions to fix the time to which the Assembly shall adjourn.

    2.  Motions to adjourn.

    3.  Questions relating to the rights and privileges of the Assembly or any of its members.

    4.  A call of the House.

    5.  Motions for special orders.] Renumbered as Rule No. 102 and reserved for future use.

Rule No. 123.  [Privilege of Closing Debate.

    The author of a bill, resolution or a main question shall have the privilege of closing the debate, unless the previous question has been sustained.] Renumbered as Rule No. 82 and reserved for future use.

Rule No. 124.  Reserved.

Rule No. 125.  Reserved.

Rule No. 126.  [Vetoed Bills.

    Bills which have passed both Houses of the Legislature and are transmitted to the Assembly accompanied by a message or statement of the Governor’s disapproval or veto of the same, must be taken up and considered immediately upon the coming in of the message transmitting the same, or become the subject of a special order. When the message is received, or (if made a special order) when the special order is called, the said message or statement must be read together with the bill or bills so disapproved or vetoed. The message and bill must be read by the Chief Clerk without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions. No such bill or message may be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which may be put by the Speaker is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” It shall not be in order, at any time, to vote upon such a vetoed bill unless the same shall first have been read, from the first word of its title to and including the last word of its final

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section. No motion may be entertained after the Speaker has stated the question, save a motion to adjourn or a motion for the previous question, but the merits of the bill itself may be debated. The message or statement containing the objections of the Governor to the bill must be entered upon the Journal of the Assembly. The consideration of a vetoed bill, and the objections of the Governor thereto, shall be a privileged question, and shall take precedence over all others.] Renumbered as Rule No. 116 and reserved for future use.

Rule No. 127.  Reserved.

Rule No. 128.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 140.

 

IX.  LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS

 

Rule No. 140.  Compensation of Witnesses.

    Witnesses summoned to appear before the Assembly or any of its committees must be compensated as provided by law for witnesses required to attend in the courts of the State of Nevada.

Rule No. 141.  Use of the Assembly Chamber.

    The Assembly Chamber shall not be used for any public or private business other than legislative, except by permission of the Assembly.

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FILE NUMBER 7, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 7

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing February 6, 2001, as Ronald Reagan Day.

 

    Whereas, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in the midwestern farming town of Tampico, Illinois, on February 6, 1911; and

    Whereas, His job as a radio sports announcer after graduation from Eureka College started Ronald Reagan in the public life that would eventually lead him to the presidency of the United States; and

    Whereas, Well-known throughout the country as an actor whose film career included more than 50 movies, Ronald Reagan’s first official leadership role was as President of the Screen Actors Guild, a position he held for six 1-year terms; and

    Whereas, The changing political beliefs of Ronald Reagan gradually led him to leave his movie career, and he became a spokesman for the General Electric Company; and

    Whereas, Ronald Reagan joined the Republican Party in 1962, and in 1966 he was elected Governor of California, a position which he would hold for the next 8 years and which would bring him recognition as a politician of national stature; and

    Whereas, After two unsuccessful attempts at the presidency of the United States, Ronald Reagan swept all but six states and the District of Columbia in the presidential election of 1980 and scored an even greater margin of victory in 1984 with the greatest number of electoral votes ever tallied by a presidential candidate in the history of American presidential elections; and


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margin of victory in 1984 with the greatest number of electoral votes ever tallied by a presidential candidate in the history of American presidential elections; and

    Whereas, Inheriting a nation with rampant inflation and high unemployment, the theory of supply-side economics, the goal of which was to generate growth by stimulating a greater supply of goods and services and thereby increase jobs, was a mainstay of the Reagan approach; and

    Whereas, In a remark made during the 1984 campaign, President Ronald Reagan commented that he would like to be remembered as someone who gave the government back to the people, and he worked toward that goal with a bold agenda of restoring accountability and common sense to government; and

    Whereas, President Reagan’s social policy agenda for the nation’s children helped lower crime and drug use in America’s neighborhoods, and his commitment to our armed forces continued to build the national strength that he saw as necessary for the protection of freedom in this country and throughout the world; and

    Whereas, President Reagan’s vision of “peace through strength” led to the end of the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union, thus guaranteeing basic human rights for millions of people and easing the threat of nuclear war; and

    Whereas, Throughout his years as President, Ronald Reagan displayed consistent optimism and the self-confidence that endeared him to millions, and even when personal danger touched him, as in the assassination attempt in 1981 that left him wounded, he was upbeat and reassuring; and

    Whereas, On February 6, 2001, Ronald Reagan will reach the age of 90 years, thus becoming the oldest former President in the history of our nation; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature join with the residents of this state and the residents of the entire United States in honoring Ronald Reagan for his many contributions to our country and in celebrating his 90 years of life; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby joins the nation in recognizing February 6, 2001, as “Ronald Reagan Day”; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and his family.

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FILE NUMBER 8, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 8

 

ASSEMBLY Concurrent RESOLUTION—Adopting the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, The Senate Concurring, That the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly as amended by the 70th session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature:

 


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CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

 

Rule No. 1.  Procedure Concerning.

    In every case of an amendment of a bill, or joint or concurrent resolution, agreed to in one House, dissented from in the other, and not receded from by the one making the amendment, each House shall appoint a committee to confer with a like committee to be appointed by the other; and the committee so appointed shall meet publicly at a convenient hour to be agreed upon by their respective chairmen and announced publicly, and shall confer upon the differences between the two Houses as indicated by the amendments made in one and rejected in the other and report as early as convenient the result of their conference to their respective Houses. The report shall be made available to all members of both Houses. The whole subject matter embraced in the bill or resolution shall be considered by the committee, and it may recommend recession by either House, new amendments, new bills or resolutions, or other changes as it sees fit. New bills or resolutions so reported shall be treated as amendments unless the bills or resolutions are composed entirely of original matter, in which case they shall receive the treatment required in the respective Houses for original bills, or resolutions, as the case may be.

    The report of a conference committee may be adopted by acclamation, and such action may be considered equivalent to the adoption of amendments embodied therein. The report is not subject to amendment. If either House refuses to adopt the report, or if the first conference committee has so recommended, a second conference committee may be appointed. No member who served on the first committee may be appointed to the second.

    There shall be but two conference committees on any bill or resolution. A majority of the members of a conference committee from each House must be members who voted for the passage of the bill or resolution.

 

MESSAGES

 

Rule No. 2.  Procedure Concerning.

    Proclamations by the Governor convening the Legislature in extra session shall, by direction of the presiding officer of each House, be read immediately after the convening thereof, filed and entered in full [upon] in the Journal of proceedings.

    Whenever a message from the Governor is received, the Sergeant at Arms will announce: “Mr. President, or Mr. Speaker, the Secretary of the Governor is at the bar.” The secretary will, upon being recognized by the presiding officer, announce: “Mr. President, or Mr. Speaker, a message from His Excellency, the Governor of Nevada, to the Honorable, the Senate or Assembly,” and hand same to the Sergeant at Arms for delivery to the Secretary of the Senate or Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The presiding officer will direct the biennial message of the Governor to be received and read, and all special messages to be received, read and entered in full [upon] in the Journal of proceedings.

    Messages from the Senate to the Assembly shall be delivered by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary, and messages from the Assembly to the Senate shall be delivered by the Chief Clerk or Assistant Chief Clerk.

 

 


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NOTICE OF FINAL ACTION

 

Rule No. 3.  Communications.

    Each House shall communicate its final action on any bill or resolution, or matter in which the other may be interested, by written notice. Each such notice sent by the Senate must be signed by the Secretary of the Senate, or a person designated by the Secretary. Each such notice sent by the Assembly must be signed by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, or a person designated by the Chief Clerk.

 

BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

Rule No. 4.  Signature.

    Each enrolled bill or joint resolution shall be presented to the presiding officers of both Houses for signature. They shall, after an announcement of their intention to do so is made in open session, sign the bill or joint resolution and their signatures shall be followed by those of the Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly.

Rule No. 5.  Joint Sponsorship.

    1.  A bill or resolution introduced by a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly may, at the direction of the chairman of the committee, set forth the name of a standing committee of the other House as a joint sponsor, if a majority of all members appointed to the committee of the other House votes in favor of becoming a joint sponsor of the bill or resolution. The name of the committee joint sponsor must be set forth on the face of the bill or resolution immediately below the date on which the bill or resolution is introduced.

    2.  A bill or resolution introduced by one or more legislators elected to one House may, at the direction of the legislator who brings the bill or resolution forward for introduction, set forth the names of one or more legislators who are members elected to the other House and who wish to be primary joint sponsors or non-primary joint sponsors of the bill or resolution. The number of primary joint sponsors must not exceed five per bill or resolution. The names of each primary joint sponsor and non-primary joint sponsor must be set forth on the face of the bill or resolution in the following order immediately below the date on which the bill or resolution is introduced:

    (a) The name of each primary joint sponsor, in the order indicated on the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution; and

    (b) The name of each non-primary joint sponsor, in alphabetical order.

    3.  The Legislative Counsel shall not cause to be printed the name of a standing committee as a joint sponsor on the face of a bill or resolution unless the chairman of the committee has signed his name next to the name of the committee on the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution that was submitted to the front desk of the House of origin or the statement required by subsection 5. The Legislative Counsel shall not cause to be printed the name of a legislator as a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor on the face of a bill or resolution unless the legislator has signed the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution that was submitted to the front desk of the House of origin or the statement required by subsection 5.


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    4.  Upon introduction, any bill or resolution that sets forth the names of primary joint sponsors or non-primary joint sponsors, or both, must be numbered in the same numerical sequence as other bills and resolutions of the same House of origin are numbered.

    5.  Once a bill or resolution has been introduced, a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor may only be added or removed by amendment of the bill or resolution. An amendment which proposes to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor must not be considered by the House of origin of the amendment unless a statement requesting the addition or removal is attached to the copy of the amendment submitted to the front desk of the House of origin of the amendment. If the amendment proposes to add or remove a legislator as a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor, the statement must be signed by that legislator. If the amendment proposes to add or remove a standing committee as a joint sponsor, the statement must be signed by the chairman of the committee. A copy of the statement must be transmitted to the Legislative Counsel if the amendment is adopted.

    6.  An amendment that proposes to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor may include additional proposals to change the substantive provisions of the bill or resolution or may be limited only to the proposal to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor.

 

PRINTING

 

Rule No. 6.  Ordering and Distribution.

    Each House may order the printing of bills introduced, reports of its own committees, and other matter pertaining to that House only; but no other printing may be ordered except by a concurrent resolution passed by both Houses. Each Senator is entitled to the free distribution of four copies of each bill introduced in each House, and each Assemblyman to such a distribution of two copies. Additional copies of such bills may be distributed at a charge to the person to whom they are addressed. The amount charged for distribution of the additional copies must be determined by the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau to approximate the cost of handling and postage for the entire session.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

Rule No. 7.  Types, Usage and Approval.

    1.  A joint resolution must be used to:

    (a) Propose an amendment to the Nevada constitution.

    (b) Ratify a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution.

    (c) Address the President of the United States, Congress, either House or any committee or member of Congress, any department or agency of the Federal Government, or any other state of the Union.

    2.  A concurrent resolution must be used to:

    (a) Amend these joint rules.

    (b) Request the return from the Governor of an enrolled bill for further consideration.


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    (c) Resolve that the return of a bill from one House to the other House is necessary and appropriate.

    (d) Express facts, principles, opinion and purposes of the Senate and Assembly.

    (e) Establish a joint committee of the two Houses.

    (f) Direct the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study.

    3.  A concurrent resolution or a resolution of one House may be used to:

    (a) Memorialize a former member of the Legislature or other notable or distinguished person upon his death.

    (b) Congratulate or commend any person or organization for a significant and meritorious accomplishment, but any request for drafting the resolution must be approved by the Senate Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations or the Assembly Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics before submission to the Legislative Counsel.

 

VETOES

 

Rule No. 8.  Special Order.

    Bills which have passed a previous Legislature, and which are transmitted to the Legislature next sitting, accompanied by a message or statement of the Governor’s disapproval, or veto of the same, shall become the subject of a special order; and when the special order for their consideration is reached and called, the said message or statement shall be read, together with the bill or bills so disposed or vetoed; and the message and bill shall be read in the Senate by the Secretary of the Senate and in the Assembly by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions; and no such bill or message shall be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon, save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which shall be put by the Chair is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” It shall not be in order, at any time, to vote upon such vetoed bill without the same shall have first been read, from the first word of its title to and including the last word of its final section; and no motion shall be entertained after the Chair has stated the question save a motion for “The previous question,” but the merits of the bill itself may be debated.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Rule No. 9.  Limitations and Calculation of Duration.

    1.  In calculating the permissible duration of an adjournment for 3 days or less, the day of adjournment must not be counted but the day of the next meeting must be counted, and Sunday must not be counted.

    2.  The Legislature may adjourn for more than 3 days by motion based on mutual consent of the houses or by concurrent resolution. One or more such adjournments, for a total of not more than 20 days during any regular session, may be taken to permit standing committees, select committees or the Legislative Counsel Bureau to prepare the matters respectively entrusted to them for the consideration of the Legislature as a whole.

 

 


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EXPENDITURES FROM THE LEGISLATIVE FUND

 

Rule No. 10.  [Routine Expenses or Concurrent Resolution.] Manner of authorization.

    Except for routine salary, travel, equipment and operating expenses, no expenditures shall be made from the Legislative Fund without the authority of a Concurrent Resolution regularly adopted by the Senate and Assembly.

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION

 

Rule No. 11.  Membership and Organization.

    1.  When members of the minority party in the Senate or in the Assembly comprise less than 34 percent of the total number elected to that House, minority party membership for that House on the Legislative Commission must be:

    (a) One, if such membership is less than 21 percent.

    (b) Two, if such membership is between 21 percent and 33 percent. If the members of the minority party in the Senate or in the Assembly comprise more than 33 percent of the total number elected to that House, minority party membership for that House on the Commission must be three, being equal to the membership of the majority party.

    2.  Each House shall select one or more alternate members for each member from that House, designating them according to party or according to the individual member whom the alternate would replace.

    3.  A vacancy in the regular Senate or Assembly membership created by death or by resignation or by the Legislator’s ceasing to be a member of the Legislature shall be filled by the proper alternate member as designated by that House. If there is no proper alternate member, the Legislative Commission shall fill the vacancy by appointing a Senator or Assemblyman of the same party.

    4.  If for any reason a member is or will be absent from a meeting and there are no alternates available, the chairman of the commission may appoint a member of the same House and political party to attend the meeting as an alternate.

    5.  The members shall serve until their successors are appointed by resolution as provided in NRS 218.660, notwithstanding that their terms of office may have expired, except that the membership of any member who does not become a candidate for reelection or who is defeated for reelection shall terminate on the day next after the election and the vacancy shall be filled as provided in this rule.

    6.  The chairman shall be selected at the first meeting of the newly formed Legislative Commission and shall serve until his successor is appointed following the formation of the next Legislative Commission.

 

RECORDS OF COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS

 

Rule No. 12.  Duties of Secretary of Committee and Director.

    1.  Each standing committee of the Legislature shall cause a record to be made of the proceedings of its meetings.

    2.  The secretary of a standing committee shall:


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    (a) Label each record with the date, time and place of the meeting and also indicate on the label the numerical sequence in which the record was made;

    (b) Keep the records in chronological order; and

    (c) Deposit the records immediately following the final adjournment of any regular or special session of the Legislature with the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

    3.  The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall:

    (a) Index the records;

    (b) Make the records available for accessing by any person during office hours under such reasonable conditions as he may deem necessary;

    (c) Maintain a log as a public record containing the date, time, name and address of any person accessing any of the records and identifying the records accessed; and

    (d) Retain the records for two bienniums and at the end of that period keep some form or copy of the record in any manner he deems reasonable to ensure access to the record in the foreseeable future.

 

REAPPORTIONMENT AND REDISTRICTING

 

Rule No. 13.  Responsibility for Measures and Approval of Research Requests.

    1.  The Committee on Government Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics of the Assembly are respectively responsible for measures which primarily affect the designation of the districts from which members are elected to the Legislature. These committees are hereby designated as the “redistricting committees” for the purposes of this rule and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4, 13.5 and 13.6.

    2.  Any request for research concerning the population of proposed districts must be submitted to the Research Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau through one of these redistricting committees.

Rule No. 13.1.  Equality of Representation.

    1.  In order to meet constitutional guidelines for deviations in population among state legislative districts, no plan, or proposed amendment thereto, will be considered that results in an overall range of deviation in excess of 10 percent, or a relative deviation in excess of plus or minus 5 percent from the ideal district population.

    2.  The population of each of the Nevada congressional districts must be as nearly equal as is practicable. Any population deviation among the congressional districts from the ideal district population must be necessary to achieve some legitimate state objective. Legitimate state objectives, as judicially determined, include making districts compact, respecting municipal boundaries, preserving the cores of prior districts and avoiding contests between incumbent representatives. In order to meet constitutional guidelines for congressional districts, no plan, or proposed amendment thereto, will be considered that results in an overall range of deviation in excess of 1 percent, or a relative deviation in excess of plus or minus one-half percent from the ideal district population.

    3.  Equality of population in accordance with the standard for state legislative districts is the goal of redistricting for the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents.


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Rule No. 13.2.  Population Database.

    1.  The total state population, and the population of defined subunits thereof, as determined by the 2000 federal decennial census must be the exclusive database for redistricting by the Nevada Legislature.

    2.  Such 2000 census data as validated by the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau must be the exclusive database used for the evaluation of proposed redistricting plans for population equality.

Rule No. 13.3.  Districts.

    All district boundaries created by a redistricting plan must follow the census geography.

Rule No. 13.4.  Procedures of the Redistricting Committees.

    1.  A legislator or member of the public may present to the redistricting committees any plans or proposals relating to redistricting, including proposals for redistricting specific districts or all the state legislative districts, congressional districts, districts for the Board of Regents or districts for the State Board of Education for consideration by the redistricting committees.

    2.  Bill draft requests, including bills in skeletal form, setting forth specific boundaries of the state legislative districts, congressional districts, districts for the Board of Regents or districts for the State Board of Education, and amendments affecting a majority of the state legislative districts, may only be requested by the chairmen of the redistricting committees.

    3.  The chairmen of the redistricting committees are limited to one request each for a bill draft setting forth the specific boundaries of the state legislative districts, one request each for a bill draft setting forth the specific boundaries of the congressional districts, one request each for a bill draft setting forth the specific boundaries of the districts for the Board of Regents and one request each for a bill draft setting forth the specific boundaries of the districts of the State Board of Education. At the direction of the chairman of the redistricting committee, the bill draft requests setting forth the specific boundaries of the state legislative districts, the congressional districts, districts for the Board of Regents and districts for the State Board of Education may be combined in any manner.

Rule No. 13.5.  Compliance with the Voting Rights Act.

    1.  The redistricting committees will not consider a plan that discernibly violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 1973(a), which prohibits any state from imposing any voting qualification, standard, practice or procedure that results in the denial or abridgment of any United States citizen’s right to vote on account of race, color or status as a member of a language minority group.

    2.  The redistricting committees will not consider a plan in which the Legislature subordinates traditional districting principles to racial considerations and makes race the dominant and controlling rationale in drawing district lines.  For the purposes of this subsection, “traditional districting principles” are those traditional redistricting principles that have been judicially recognized and include compactness of districts, contiguity of districts, preservation of political subdivisions, preservation of communities of interest, preservation of cores of prior districts, protection of incumbents and compliance with section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1973 (2).


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    3.  For the purpose of analyzing the 2000 census data, the redistricting committees shall adopt the method set forth in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin No. 00-02 for aggregating and allocating the 63 categories of race data that will be reported to Nevada by the United States Census Bureau as part of the federal decennial census.

Rule No. 13.6.  Public Participation.

    1.  The redistricting committees shall seek and encourage:

    (a) Public participation in all aspects of the reapportionment and redistricting activities; and

    (b) The widest range of public input into the deliberations relating to those activities.

    2.  Notices of all meetings of the redistricting committees must be transmitted to any member of the public who so requests, without charge.

    3.  All interested persons are encouraged to appear before the redistricting committees and to provide their input regarding the reapportionment and redistricting activities. The redistricting committees shall afford a reasonable opportunity to any interested persons to present plans, or amendments to plans for redistricting, unless such plans demonstrably fail to meet the minimally acceptable criteria set forth in this rule and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 13, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4 and 13.5.

    4.  Each of the redistricting committees, either jointly or separately, shall hold at least one hearing in the southern portion of this state and at least one hearing in a rural portion of this state to allow residents throughout the state an opportunity to participate in the deliberations relating to the reapportionment and redistricting activities.

    5.  The Legislative Counsel Bureau shall make available to the public copies of the validated 2000 census database for the cost of reproducing the database.

    6.  The redistricting committees shall make available for review by the public, copies of all maps prepared at the direction of the committees.

 

LIMITATIONS ON INTRODUCTION AND REQUESTS FOR

DRAFTING OF LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

 

Rule No. 14.  Limitations on Drafting and Requirements for Introduction; Duplicative Measures; Indication of Requester on Committee Introductions.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor, if submitted before 5 p.m. on the 8th calendar day of the legislative session, not more than:

    (a) Two requests from each Assemblyman; and

    (b) Four requests from each Senator,

for the drafting of a bill [.] or resolution.

    2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 4 and 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor, if submitted before 5 p.m. on the 22nd calendar day of the legislative session, not more than 50 requests, in total, from the standing committees of each house [.] for the drafting of a bill. The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall, not later than the 1st calendar day of the legislative session, determine and provide the Legislative Counsel with a written list of the number of requests for the drafting of a bill that may be submitted by each standing committee of their respective houses, within the limit provided by this subsection.


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number of requests for the drafting of a bill that may be submitted by each standing committee of their respective houses, within the limit provided by this subsection. The lists may be revised any time before the 22nd day of the legislative session to reallocate any unused requests or requests which were withdrawn before drafting began on the request.

    3.  A request for the drafting of a bill or resolution that is submitted by a standing committee pursuant to this section must be approved by a majority of all of the members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Legislative Counsel.

    4.  A standing committee may only request the drafting of a bill or resolution or introduce a bill or resolution that is within the jurisdiction of the standing committee.

    5.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a bill or resolution submitted by a member or standing committee of the Senate or Assembly unless such information as is required to draft the measure is submitted to the Legislative Counsel with the request.

    6.  A measure introduced by a standing committee at the request of a legislator or organization must indicate the legislator or organization at whose request the measure was drafted.

    7.  The following measures must be introduced by a standing committee:

    (a) Measures drafted at the request of agencies and officers of the executive branch of state government, local governments, the courts and other authorized nonlegislative requesters.

    (b) Measures requested by interim legislative studies.

    (c) Bills [and joint resolutions] requested by a standing committee, or by persons designated to request measures on behalf of a standing committee during the interim. Bills [and joint resolutions] requested by or on behalf of a standing committee must be introduced by that committee.

    8.  [Simple and concurrent resolutions] Resolutions requested by or on behalf of a standing committee may be introduced by an individual member.

    9.  If two or more measures are being considered in the same house which are substantively duplicative, only the measure which has been assigned the lowest number for the purpose of establishing its priority in drafting may be considered, unless the measure with the lowest number is not introduced within 5 days after introduction of a measure with a higher number.

    10.  A legislator may not change the subject matter of a request for a legislative measure after it has been submitted for drafting.

Rule No. 14.2.  Limitations on Time for Introduction of Legislation.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

    (a) Unless the provisions of paragraph (b) or (c) are applicable, a bill may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill; or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (b) If a bill requires revision after the introductory copy has been delivered, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill.


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delivery of the introductory copy of the bill. The revised bill may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill; or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (c) If the bill requires a second or subsequent revision, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill. A bill revised pursuant to this subsection may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 20th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill; or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the last day for introduction of a bill that was requested by:

         (1) A legislator is the 43rd calendar day of the legislative session.

         (2) A standing or interim committee or other requester is the 50th calendar day of the legislative session.

    2.  The Legislative Counsel shall indicate on the face of the introductory copy of each bill the final date on which the bill may be introduced.

    3.  If the final date on which the bill may be introduced falls upon a day on which the House in which the bill is to be introduced is not in session, the bill may be introduced on the next day that the House is in session.

 

SCHEDULE FOR ENACTMENT OF BILLS

 

Rule No. 14.3.  Final Dates for Action by Standing Committees and Houses; Final Date for Requesting Drafting of Reports for Conference Committees.

    Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

    1.  The final standing committee to which a bill is referred in its House of origin may only take action on the bill on or before the [68th] 71st calendar day of the legislative session. A bill may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the [Fiscal Analysis Division has determined] bill is exempt pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6 . [that the bill is exempt.]

    2.  Final action on a bill may only be taken by the House of origin on or before the [78th] 82nd calendar day of the legislative session.

    3.  The final standing committee to which a bill is referred in the second House may only take action on the bill on or before the [103rd] 106th calendar day of the legislative session. A bill may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the [Fiscal Analysis Division has determined] bill is exempt pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6 . [that the bill is exempt.]

    4.  Final action on a bill may only be taken by the second House on or before the [110th] 113th calendar day of the legislative session.


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    [5.  Requests for the drafting of reports for Conference Committees must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel on or before the 118th calendar day of the legislative session.]

No notice of reconsideration of any final vote on a bill is in order on the last day on which final action is allowed.

Rule No. 14.4.  Emergency Requests.

    1.  After a legislative session has convened:

    (a) The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than five requests for the drafting of a bill [.] or resolution.

    (b) The Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than two requests for the drafting of a bill [.] or resolution.

    2.  A request submitted pursuant to subsection 1:

    (a) May be submitted at any time during the legislative session and is not subject to any of the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.

    (b) Is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other requests for the drafting of a bill or resolution that are authorized to be submitted to the Legislative Counsel by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the Assembly, Minority Leader of the Senate or Minority Leader of the Assembly.

    3.  The list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475 must include the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested each bill or resolution pursuant to this rule. If the request was made on behalf of another legislator or a standing committee, the list must also include the name of the legislator or standing committee on whose behalf the bill or resolution was requested.

    4.  The Legislative Counsel shall cause to be printed on the face of the introductory copy of all reprints of each bill or resolution requested pursuant to this rule the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested the bill [.] or resolution.

Rule No. 14.5.  Waivers.

    1.  At the request of a legislator or a standing or select committee of the Senate or Assembly, subsection 1 or 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 or any of the provisions of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3, or any combination thereof, may be waived by the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly, acting jointly, at any time during a legislative session. A request for a waiver submitted by a [standing] committee must be approved by a majority of all members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Majority Leader and the Speaker.

    2.  A waiver granted pursuant to subsection 1:

    (a) Must be in writing, executed on a form provided by the Legislative Counsel, and signed by the Majority Leader and the Speaker.


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    (b) Must indicate the date on which the waiver is granted.

    (c) Must indicate the legislator or [standing] committee on whose behalf the waiver is being granted.

    (d) Must include the bill number for which the waiver is granted or indicate that the Legislative Counsel is authorized to accept and honor a request for a new bill [.] or resolution.

    (e) Must indicate the provisions to which the waiver applies.

    (f) May include the conditions under which the bill for which the waiver is being granted must be introduced and processed.

    3.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a new bill or resolution for which a waiver is granted pursuant to this rule unless such information as is required to draft the bill or resolution is submitted to the Legislative Counsel within 2 calendar days after the date on which the waiver is granted.

    4.  Upon the receipt of a written waiver granted pursuant to this rule, the Legislative Counsel shall transmit a copy of the waiver to the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The notice that a waiver has been granted for an existing bill must be read on the floor and entered in the journal, and a notation that the waiver was granted must be included as a part of the history of the bill on the next practicable legislative day. A notation that a waiver was granted authorizing a new bill or resolution must be included as a part of the history of the bill or resolution after introduction.

    5.  The Legislative Counsel shall secure the original copy of the waiver to the official cover of the bill [.] or resolution.

    6.  No notice of reconsideration or any final vote on a bill is in order on the last day on which final action is allowed by a waiver.

Rule No. 14.6.  Exemptions.

    1.  Upon request of the draft by or referral to the Senate Finance Committee or the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, a bill which [has] :

    (a) Contains an appropriation; or

    (b) Has been determined by the Fiscal Analysis Division to:

    [(a) Contain an appropriation;

    (b)] (1) Authorize the expenditure by a state agency of sums not appropriated from the state general fund or the state highway fund;

    [(c)] (2) Create or increase any significant fiscal liability of the state;

    [(d)] (3) Implement a budget decision; or

    [(e)] (4) Significantly decrease any revenue of the state,

is exempt from the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3. The Fiscal Analysis Division shall give notice to the Legislative Counsel to cause to be printed on the face of the bill the term “exempt” for any bills requested by the Senate Finance Committee or Assembly Committee on Ways and Means that have been determined to be exempt and shall give written notice to the Legislative Counsel, Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly of any bill which is determined to be exempt after it is printed. A notation of each exemption granted after the bill was printed must be included as a part of the history of the bill on the next practicable legislative day. The term “exempt” must be printed on the face of all subsequent reprints of the bill.


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    2.  [All] Unless exempt pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1, all of the provisions of Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 and 14.3 apply to a bill until it is determined to be exempt pursuant to subsection 1. A bill determined to be exempt does not lose the exemption regardless of subsequent actions taken by the Legislature.

    3.  A cumulative list of all bills determined to be exempt after being printed must be maintained and printed in the back of the list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475.

    4.  The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3 do not apply to:

    (a) A bill required to carry out the business of the Legislature.

    (b) A [joint, concurrent or simple resolution.] bill returned from enrollment for a technical correction.

    (c) A bill that was previously enrolled but, upon request of the legislature, has been returned from the Governor for further consideration.

Rule No. 14.7.  Amendments.

    1.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of an amendment to a bill or resolution if the subject matter of the amendment is independent of, and not specifically related and properly connected to, the subject that is expressed in the title of the bill or resolution.

    2.  For the purposes of this Rule, an amendment is independent of, and not specifically related and properly connected to, the subject that is expressed in the title of a bill or resolution if the amendment relates only to the general, single subject that is expressed in that Title and not to the specific whole subject matter embraced in the bill or resolution.

    3.  This Rule must be narrowly construed to carry out the purposes for which it was adopted which is to ensure the effectiveness of the limitations set forth in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 and 14.3.

 

CONTINUATION OF LEADERSHIP OF THE SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY DURING THE INTERIM

BETWEEN SESSIONS

 

Rule No. 15.  Tenure and Performance of Statutory Duties.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, the tenure of the President pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker, Speaker pro Tem, Majority Floor Leader and Minority Floor Leader of the Assembly extends during the interim between regular sessions of the Legislature.

    2.  The Senators designated to be the President pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session of the Legislature if the Senator formerly holding the respective position is no longer a Legislator.

    3.  The Assemblymen designated to be the Speaker, Speaker pro Tem, Majority Floor Leader and Minority Floor Leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session.

 

 


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INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION REQUESTED BY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

Rule No. 16.  Delivery of Bill Drafts Requested by State Agencies and Local Governments.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, on the first legislative day, the Legislative Counsel shall randomly deliver, in equal amounts, all legislative measures drafted at the request of any state agency or department or any local government to the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly for consideration for introduction.

    2.  Any legislative measure properly requested in accordance with NRS 218.241 and 218.245 by any state agency or department or any local government which has not been drafted before the first legislative day must, upon completion, be immediately and randomly delivered, in equal amounts, by the Legislative Counsel to the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly for consideration for introduction.

 

DATE OF FIRST JOINT BUDGET HEARING

 

Rule No. 17.  Requirement.

    The first joint meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means to consider the budgets of the agencies of the state must be held on or before the [92nd] 89th calendar day of the regular session.

 

CRITERIA FOR REVIEWING BILLS THAT REQUIRE POLICIES

OF HEALTH INSURANCE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR

CERTAIN TREATMENT OR SERVICES

 

Rule No. 18.  Topics of Consideration.

    Any standing committee of the Senate or Assembly to which a bill is referred requiring a policy of health insurance delivered or issued for delivery in this state to provide coverage for any treatment or service shall review the bill giving consideration to:

    1.  The level of public demand for the treatment or service for which coverage is required and the extent to which such coverage is needed in this state;

    2.  The extent to which coverage for the treatment or service is currently available;

    3.  The extent to which the required coverage may increase or decrease the cost of the treatment or service;

    4.  The effect the required coverage will have on the cost of obtaining policies of health insurance in this state;

    5.  The effect the required coverage will have on the cost of health care provided in this state; and

    6.  Such other considerations as are necessary to determine the fiscal and social impact of requiring coverage for the treatment or service.


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INTERIM FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

 

Rule No. 19.  Date for Reporting.

    Each legislative committee that adopted any findings or recommendations during the interim since the last regular session of the Legislature shall, no later than the 14th calendar day of the regular session, inform interested members of the Senate and Assembly of those findings and recommendations.

 

POLICY AND PROCEDURES REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Rule No. 20.  Maintenance of Working Environment; Procedure for Filing, Investigating and Taking Remedial Action on Complaints.

    1.  The Legislature hereby declares its intention to maintain a working environment which is free from sexual harassment. This policy applies to all legislators and lobbyists. Each member and lobbyist is responsible to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will ensure that others are able to work in such an environment.

    2.  In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, for the purposes of this rule, “sexual harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

    (a) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s employment;

    (b) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the person; or

    (c) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

    3.  Each person subject to these rules must exercise his own good judgment to avoid engaging in conduct that may be perceived by others as sexual harassment. The following noninclusive list provides illustrations of conduct that the Legislature deems to be inappropriate:

    (a) Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments;

    (b) Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures;

    (c) Physical conduct such as unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with the work directed at a person because of his sex;

    (d) Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests to keep a person’s job or avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors; and

    (e) Retaliation for opposing, reporting or threatening to report sexual harassment, or for participating in an investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted by the Legislature or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,

when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s employment or submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the person or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.


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affecting the person or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

    4.  A person may have a claim of sexual harassment even if he has not lost a job or some other economic benefit. Conduct that impairs a person’s ability to work or his emotional well-being at work constitutes sexual harassment.

    5.  If a legislator believes he is being sexually harassed on the job, he may file a written complaint with:

    (a) The Speaker of the Assembly;

    (b) The Majority Leader of the Senate; or

    (c) The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, if the complaint involves the conduct of the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate.

The complaint must include the details of the incident or incidents, the names of the persons involved and the names of any witnesses.

    6.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate, as appropriate, shall refer a complaint received pursuant to subsection 5 to a committee consisting of legislators of the same House. A complaint against a lobbyist may be referred to a committee in either House.

    7.  If the complaint involves the conduct of the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall refer the complaint to the Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics of the Assembly or the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations of the Senate, as appropriate. If the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate is a member of one of these committees, the Speaker or the Majority Leader, as the case may be, shall not participate in the investigation and resolution of the complaint.

    8.  The committee to which the complaint is referred shall immediately conduct a confidential and discreet investigation of the complaint. As a part of the investigation, the committee shall notify the accused of the allegations. The committee shall facilitate a meeting between the complainant and the accused to allow a discussion of the matter, if both agree. If the parties do not agree to such a meeting, the committee shall request statements regarding the complaint from each of the parties. Either party may request a hearing before the committee. The committee shall make its determination and inform the complainant and the accused of its determination as soon as practicable after it has completed its investigation.

    9.  If the investigation reveals that sexual harassment has occurred, the Legislature will take appropriate disciplinary or remedial action, or both. The committee shall inform the complainant of any action taken. The Legislature will also take any action necessary to deter any future harassment.

    10.  The Legislature will not retaliate against a person who files a complaint and will not knowingly permit any retaliation by the person’s supervisors or coworkers.

    11.  The Legislature encourages a person to report any incident of sexual harassment immediately so that the complaint can be quickly and fairly resolved.


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    12.  Action taken by a complainant pursuant to this rule does not prohibit the complainant from also filing a complaint of sexual harassment with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    13.  All legislators and lobbyists are responsible for adhering to the provisions of this policy. The prohibitions against engaging in sexual harassment and the protections against becoming a victim of sexual harassment set forth in this policy apply to employees, legislators, lobbyists, vendors, contractors, customers and visitors to the Legislature.

    14.  This policy does not create any enforceable legal rights in any person.

 

VOTE ON GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

 

Rule No. 21.  Waiting Period Between Introduction and Final Passage.

    A period of at least 24 hours must elapse between the introduction of the general appropriation bill and a vote on its final passage by its house of origin.

 

USE OF LOCK BOXES BY STATE AGENCIES

 

Rule No. 22.  Duties of Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means.

    To expedite the deposit of state revenue, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means shall, when reviewing the proposed budget of a state agency which collects state revenue, require if practicable, the agency to deposit revenue that it has received within 24 hours after receipt. The committees shall allow such agencies to deposit the revenue directly or contract with a service to deposit the revenue within the specified period.

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FILE NUMBER 9, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 9

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of additional attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Jamie D. Schocko and Cheryl A. O’Day are elected as additional attachés of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 10, SCR 12

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Senators Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Leslie, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 10

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing February 20, 2001, as Girls and Women in Sports Day in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports, the Women’s Sports Foundation and the YWCA of the U.S.A. joined together to celebrate the 15th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Washington, D.C., on February 7, 2001; and

    Whereas, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is commemorated to acknowledge the history of women in sports and to recognize current athletic achievements by women, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports; and

    Whereas, National Girls and Women in Sports Day began in 1987 as a day to remember and honor Olympic volleyball player, Flo Hyman, for her athletic achievements and her commitment to ensure equality for women’s sports, and that day has been observed each year since then to celebrate the accomplishments of all women athletes and to increase awareness of the obstacles yet to be overcome to achieve equality of women in sports; and

    Whereas, The history of girls and women in sports is rich and long, yet there has been little national recognition of the significance of the athletic achievements of girls and women; and

    Whereas, Girls’ and women’s athletics, at all levels, is one of the most effective avenues available through which girls and women in the United States may develop self-discipline, initiative, confidence and leadership skills regardless of their background; and

    Whereas, The bonds built between girls and women through athletics help to break down the social barriers of racism and prejudice, and the communication and cooperation skills that are learned play a key role in the athlete’s contributions within her home, at work and to society in general; and

    Whereas, A need exists for increased opportunities for girls to participate in and pursue physical activity at the community and scholastic level to increase their health and well-being on a daily basis so that they are able to develop lifelong fitness habits at an early age; and

    Whereas, The theme for this year, “No Stopping Us Now,” recognizes the growth in the number of athletic opportunities open to women since the enactment of Title IX in 1971, when 1 in 27 girls in high school participated in athletics and the average college spent less than 2 cents per dollar of the athletic budget on women; and


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in athletics and the average college spent less than 2 cents per dollar of the athletic budget on women; and

    Whereas, The theme “No Stopping Us Now” illustrates the focused commitment to increase the recognition of female athletes and to increase further the number of girls and women who participate in sports in the future; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Legislature join the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Pack PAWS (Promoting and Advancing Women in Sports), and Girl Scouts of Northern Nevada in celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 20, 2001; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are hereby urged to observe National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Nevada by recognizing the important role athletics play in the development of young women and by supporting athletic programs for girls and women on the local and national level throughout the year.

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FILE NUMBER 11, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 11

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of an additional attaché.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Sandra Albrecht-Johnson is elected as an additional attaché of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 12, SCR 13

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Hettrick, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 12

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing long-time Nevada Legislator and American Legion leader Archie Pozzi, Jr.

 

    Whereas, The Nevada State Legislature joins the people of Nevada as they remember the life and mourn the loss of Archie Pozzi, Jr., who passed away on November 29, 2000; and,


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    Whereas, Archie Pozzi, Jr., was born on January 7, 1919, in Oakland, California, to Leola and Archie Pozzi, Sr., but spent most of his life in Carson City, where he starred on the state championship basketball team of Carson High School during his senior year in 1936; and

    Whereas, Following his graduation from the University of Washington in 1941 where he was senior class president, Archie Pozzi served his country in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was discharged from the Navy with the rank of lieutenant, one of his most cherished roles; and

    Whereas, In 1946, Archie Pozzi joined his father in the family business, Pozzi Motor Company, the Carson City Ford dealership, which he took over after his father’s death, and in this capacity he joined with several other Carson City auto dealers to produce wacky television commercials that drew customers away from Reno and succeeded in turning auto sales into the biggest sales tax producer in Carson City in the 1960s; and

    Whereas, A staunch Republican, Archie Pozzi served as an Assemblyman from 1955 to 1966 and as a Senator from 1967 to 1974, and used his drive and ambition to enact a state sales tax to help pay for education, author a bill for a land swap needed to start Western Nevada Community College, help create Carson City’s current form of consolidated government as a Capital District, defend the rights of state employees and support veterans; and

    Whereas, From 1951 to 1954, Archie Pozzi was a member of the Nevada State Museum Board and, after leaving the Legislature, served on the Carson City Planning Commission for 10 years; and

    Whereas, In addition to his work in the political arena, Archie Pozzi was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Kerak Shrine Temple and the Carson Host Lions, was active in the Nevada Department of the American Legion, was a high school and college basketball referee for over 25 years and was named Carson City Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1991; and

    Whereas, Described as having a rare combination of strength and humor, Archie Pozzi was known for his quick smile and willingness to help get things done; and

    Whereas, Archie Pozzi was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in February 2000, and is survived by his children, Bruce and Kathie of Anchorage, Alaska, Bob of Reno, Steve of Carson City and Michelle of Danville, California, four grandchildren and his sister, Virginia Pozzi Furman of Carson City; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature extend to the family of Archie Pozzi, Jr., their sincere condolences; and be it further

    Resolved, That the sandstone of the Legislative Building, which Archie Pozzi fought to have used in order to match the Capitol Building, will be a reminder of the contributions he made that helped shape Carson City and Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the children of Archie Pozzi, Jr.

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FILE NUMBER 13, SCR 14

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen  Brown, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 13

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending Michele and John Laws for their work as advocates for abused and neglected children.

 

    Whereas, The tragedy of child abuse and neglect is a worldwide problem of monumental proportions, with statistics showing that there are nearly 1 million reported incidents every year in our country alone; and

    Whereas, Because an abused or neglected child was too often a voice unheard and a face unseen in our over-burdened court system, Congress passed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in 1974, mandating the appointment of a guardian ad litem to serve as an advocate for victims in cases of child abuse and neglect; and

    Whereas, In his search for such advocates to assist him in making more informed decisions, Judge David W. Soukup of Seattle, Washington, started a program in 1977 to recruit volunteers from the community to serve in the role of advocate; and

    Whereas, Judge Soukup’s program developed into a nationwide association known as the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, commonly called CASA; and

    Whereas, Michele and John Laws, a husband-and-wife team, are two loving, caring people who have dedicated themselves to rescuing abused and neglected children in Clark County through their support of the CASA program and the nurturing of foster children; and

    Whereas, Michele, who became a CASA volunteer more than 10 years ago, after qualifying through background checks and participation in the 40 hours of required training, soon had both herself and her willing accomplice John enrolled in the classes requisite for becoming foster parents; and

    Whereas, In her role as a CASA volunteer, Michele is assigned to one or two cases involving child abuse or neglect at a time and commits herself to serve a minimum of 2 years on each case; and

    Whereas, As the advocate for a child, Michele’s responsibilities include conducting thorough research on the case, spending time with the child regularly, writing assessments, and appearing in court to speak on behalf of the child and his best interests; and


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    Whereas, Although Michele and John graciously give of their time, their lifework can extract an emotional toll that is overwhelming when they are involved with children who have broken bones or retarded development and with children who horde food fearing that it might be taken from them or who sleep under their beds to feel safe; and

    Whereas, The strain is intensified by knowing that “wonderful, flowery endings aren’t going to happen,” and Michele says that fact is probably the hardest thing she and John have to deal with; and

    Whereas, Michele’s CASA Volunteer Coordinator, Betsey Sheldon, describes Michele as a person of vision and empathy who is “the most committed foster parent I know” and who “does not believe children are disposable, and does not throw them away”; and

    Whereas, Betsey emphasizes that John is also an excellent foster parent and provides support for his family with good judgment and integrity as a “a full partner in this venture”; and

    Whereas, Michele and John Laws were awarded the 1997 Judges Award for Foster Parents of the Year in Clark County because they have devoted themselves to cherishing children and sustaining those who, through no fault of their own, must overcome the scars of abuse and neglect; and

    Whereas, Our society as a whole, and we as individuals, owe a debt of gratitude that can never be fully paid to Michele and John for the unselfish pledge they have made to keep children safe and to support them with the love and protection they need for the hope of a better tomorrow; and

    Whereas, The dedication of this team is an inspiration to every child who comes into contact with them because their actions send the message “We will always be there for you”; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature commend Michele and John Laws for their loving care and heartfelt commitment to children who need someone to be there for them; and be it further

    Resolved, That this Legislature recognizes the hope for a brighter tomorrow that is embodied in this couple; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Michele and John Laws.

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FILE NUMBER 14, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 14

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing March 2, 2001, as “Read Across America” Day in Nevada in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

 

    Whereas, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts; and

    Whereas, Theodor Seuss Geisel graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925 and was pursuing a doctorate in English literature at Oxford University when he returned from Europe in 1927 and began writing humorous articles and creating cartoons for various magazines; and

    Whereas, The first children’s book written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by 43 publishers until, in 1937, a friend published the book for him, the first step in a career that would change the world of children’s literature forever; and

    Whereas, In May of 1954, Life magazine published a report concerning illiteracy among school children, stating that, among other things, children were having trouble learning to read because the books were boring; and

    Whereas, This comment inspired Theodor Seuss Geisel’s publisher, Bennett Cerf, to compile a list of 400 words that he felt were important, and he asked Mr. Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and use only those words to write a book that would excite children; and

    Whereas, Using 220 of the words given to him, Mr. Geisel wrote The Cat in the Hat, which became the prototype for Beginner Books, the popular Random House series that combines engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills; and

    Whereas, A few years later, Bennett Cerf bet Mr. Geisel $50 that he couldn’t write an entire book using only 50 words, and from that challenge came the famous children’s book Green Eggs and Ham, which is familiar to almost everyone who has ever had contact with a child; and

    Whereas, From that point on, Theodor Seuss Geisel became known as “Dr. Seuss,” and his philosophy that “Children want the same things we want: To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted” was the inspiration that would make him the best-selling author of children’s books in the world; and

    Whereas, Brilliant, playful and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss received the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his lifetime contribution to the education and enjoyment of America’s children and their parents; and


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    Whereas, Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991, but his legacy of children’s books will live forever as an inspiration to children everywhere to learn to read and to share in the laughter, enjoyment and knowledge that a book can provide; and

    Whereas, In honor of Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading, the National Education Association has designated March 2, 2001, as “Read Across America” Day and has called upon every child to read with a caring adult on this day in honor of what would have been Dr. Seuss’s 97th birthday; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That March 2, 2001, is hereby recognized as “Read Across America” Day in Nevada in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday; and be it further

    Resolved, That children and adults are encouraged to read a favorite book together on this date to share the joy of reading; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Elaine Lancaster, President of the Nevada State Education Association, and Ken Lange, Executive Director of the Nevada State Education Association.

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FILE NUMBER 15, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen  Beers, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 15

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

 

    Whereas, In 1784, only 8 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the idea for the formation of chambers of commerce in the United States originated; and

    Whereas, Two years later, the first chamber was organized, and in 1911, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce was established; and

    Whereas, For the past 89 years, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce has proudly served the Las Vegas businesses, as well as the community as a whole, and is now the fourth largest chamber of commerce in the nation, with a membership of more than 6,400 business professionals and a trained, professional staff of 55; and


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    Whereas, The comprehensive mission of this body of businessmen is to be “a business organization that protects, fosters, and enhances the success of our membership through a focused, collaborative effort”; and

    Whereas, In fulfilling that mission, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce identifies community needs, problems and opportunities, and then develops programs that satisfy those needs, solve those problems and seize those opportunities; and

    Whereas, Notable past accomplishments in attaining the goals of the Chamber include obtaining the first Federal Building and Post Office for Las Vegas in 1924, creating the Livewire Fund to promote Las Vegas in 1944, leading in the formation of the Las Vegas Valley Water District in 1945, helping establish the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in 1953 and founding the United Way of Southern Nevada in 1955; and

    Whereas, The Chamber not only serves existing businesses by sponsoring over 100 events each year, including seminars, workshops, expos, campaigns, general-membership luncheons, new-member welcomes, mixers and other gatherings, but also encourages entrepreneurs and offers valuable assistance to businesses that are new to the area; and

    Whereas, Efforts abound to encourage leadership on the cutting edge of the business world through Chamber programs such as those to respond to the special needs of home-based and micro businesses; and

    Whereas, To maintain Las Vegas as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” the Chamber provides information for tourists relating to lodging, shopping, transportation, restaurants, recreation, and industry and employment, and promotes the city through such ventures as its recent negotiations for a 10-year commitment with the National Finals Rodeo and an agreement with the sponsors of the Winston Cup; and

    Whereas, The youth of Las Vegas and their education are priorities for the Chamber, as demonstrated by its support of school bond referendums, scholarship programs, and opportunities such as the Leadership Las Vegas program, which identifies high school juniors who have demonstrated leadership and, through a 10-month curriculum, prepares them for the responsibilities of leadership in the community; and

    Whereas, Residents of Las Vegas have benefited from such community-wide efforts of the Chamber as the promotion of improvements and upgrades to major traffic artery I-15 and the Courtesy Las Vegas program that is designed to instill and inspire a higher and more consistent level of courtesy across Clark County; and

    Whereas, It is no accident that for the last 3 years, Inc., a leading publication serving entrepreneurs and small business executives, has named Las Vegas the best city in the country in which to start a small business, and in 1998, Fortune, a national magazine devoted to business and finance, selected the city as the second best in the nation in which to do business; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the Chamber as the largest and most influential proponent of free enterprise in Las Vegas and honors it as the organization which “does the things that most people think just happen”; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the members of the Legislature applaud the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce for the contributions it has made in developing Las Vegas as the “City of the Century, Community of the Future”; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

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FILE NUMBER 16, ACR 9

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Assemblymen Tiffany, Smith, Berman, Gibbons, Cegavske, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Rawson, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 16

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending the National Association of Women in Construction and declaring March 4 through March 10, 2001, as Women in Construction Week in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, The National Association of Women in Construction was founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955 and is an international association that promotes and supports the advancement and employment of women in the construction industry and currently serves approximately 6,500 members in more than 200 chapters in the United States and Canada, as well as affiliates in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa; and

    Whereas, The National Association of Women in Construction Education Foundation offers certification programs, a wide range of publications and training tools, home-study courses, and several programs for children from kindergarten through twelfth grade that introduce students to careers and opportunities in construction in a positive and fun manner while presenting challenges in math, science and design; and

    Whereas, The Founders’ Scholarship Foundation of the National Association of Women in Construction awards scholarships each year to students in college who are pursuing construction-related studies and in the past 5 years has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to both female and male students; and

    Whereas,  The National Association of Women in Construction works in partnership with other industry associations and governmental entities to promote training among women in the skilled trades, to cooperate in educational programs and to promote businesses owned by women; and

    Whereas, The Crystal Vision Award of the National Association of Women in Construction, according to Susan Levy, founder of the award and past national President of the Association, “identifies and honors the men and women who see beyond the invisible barriers that impede the progress of women, especially in nontraditional fields,” and who “demonstrate the courage to act on their vision by gradually breaking down those barriers through policy change, setting precedent and taking risks”; and


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courage to act on their vision by gradually breaking down those barriers through policy change, setting precedent and taking risks”; and

    Whereas, Local chapters of the National Association of Women in Construction are made up of enthusiastic women working in construction who are excited about the industry and translate their enthusiasm into involvement in various community projects; and

    Whereas, The Las Vegas Chapter, Number 74, chartered in 1964, has presented over $150,000 in scholarships to students in the Las Vegas area and has more than 60 members who are active in education regarding the construction industry and are working to raise awareness in the community of the role of women in construction; and

    Whereas, The Sparks Chapter, Number 361, chartered in July of 2000 with 31 members, is beginning their mission by recognizing the need to embrace every opportunity to become a productive association for the Reno-Sparks community; and

    Whereas, The fourth annual Women in Construction Week, sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction is scheduled for March 4-10, 2001, and is designed to recognize the strides and contributions women have made in the construction industry, to increase the visibility of women in this industry and to look ahead to further realization of their potential in the future; and

    Whereas, The theme of this year’s Women in Construction Week is “Under Construction…Building for Tomorrow” and was selected to describe the current status of women in the industry, to bring awareness to the need for further advancement and acceptance, and to promote the conviction that women are taking an active role in the industry by helping to build the future; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend the National Association of Women in Construction for its efforts and programs that promote and support the advancement, visibility and pride of women in the construction industry; and be it further

    Resolved, That March 4 through March 10, 2001, is hereby declared as Women in Construction Week in Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Cindy Crawley, CIT, President of the National Association of Women in Construction, Patricia Jacobs, President of Las Vegas Chapter Number 74 and Anne Thompson, President of Sparks Chapter Number 361.

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FILE NUMBER 17, SJR 6

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6–Senators Titus, Wiener, Schneider, Mathews, Carlton, Amodei, Care, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Shaffer, Townsend and Washington

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen  Perkins, Buckley, Gibbons, Parks, Bache, Koivisto, Leslie, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Lee, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parnell, Price, Smith, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 17

 

Senate Joint RESOLUTION—Providing notice of disapproval to Congress and the President of the United States if Yucca Mountain is recommended as the site for a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

 

    Whereas, Pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, 42 U.S.C. §§ 10101 et seq., as amended, the United States Department of Energy has been studying Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada as a possible site for a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; and

    Whereas, The Department of Energy continues to make unfounded and biased assumptions about the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, despite mounting scientific evidence that there are serious flaws at the site and that Yucca Mountain cannot meet required health and safety standards; and

    Whereas, A recently released memorandum from the Department of Energy openly admits that the Department’s site evaluation reports are not aimed at determining whether Yucca Mountain can safely isolate deadly radioactive waste from people and the environment, but rather are designed to “sell” the project to members of Congress; and

    Whereas, The Yucca Mountain Project is currently being investigated by the Department of Energy’s own Office of Inspector General because of mounting evidence of possible bias in the Department’s approach to site characterization; and

    Whereas, Certain members of Congress and supporters of the for-profit, commercial nuclear power industry continue to press for legislation that would allow spent nuclear fuel to be shipped to Nevada for “temporary” storage even though Yucca Mountain has not been found to be suitable as a repository; and

    Whereas, Congress and the commercial nuclear power industry continue to ignore the reality that neither Yucca Mountain nor the Nevada Test Site are suitable locations for storing spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; and

    Whereas, The promotion of new nuclear power plants under the guise of responding to the electricity crisis facing California, as proposed in energy legislation being considered in Congress, is irresponsible given that the issue of safe disposal of the waste has not been resolved; and


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    Whereas, New and innovative approaches to the management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste are needed before any actions are taken that would result in the creation of new facilities that would add to the waste problem; and

    Whereas, The Department of Energy has announced that it plans to make a recommendation regarding the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to the President in 2001; and

    Whereas, The Department of Energy has the opportunity to put the nation back on course toward a credible, effective and fair approach to dealing with the problem of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste by acknowledging that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable or safe location for a repository, and recommending to the President that the site be disqualified; and

    Whereas, The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended, provides for the submission of a notice of disapproval by the Legislature or Governor of the State of Nevada in the event the President recommends Yucca Mountain for development as a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; and

    Whereas, The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended, also provides that such a notice of disapproval shall cause Yucca Mountain to be withdrawn from further consideration unless overridden by a majority in both houses of Congress; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the Nevada Legislature protests, in the strongest possible terms, the biased and blatantly political manner in which the Department of Energy has conducted its evaluation of the suitability of Yucca Mountain as the location of a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste and the unconscionable use of so-called “scientific” reports to openly promote the project with members of Congress and others; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature calls on President George W. Bush to veto any legislation that would attempt to locate a temporary or interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature calls on Spencer Abraham, the Secretary of Energy, to abandon consideration of Yucca Mountain as a repository site, initiate a process whereby the nation can again engage in innovative and ultimately successful strategies for dealing with the problems of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, and oppose any effort to promote new nuclear power facilities until these new solutions have been implemented; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature formally restates its strong and unyielding opposition to the development of Yucca Mountain as a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste and to the storage or disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Federal Government, its agencies and instrumentalities is prohibited from establishing a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain without the prior expressed consent of the Nevada Legislature or a cession of jurisdiction pursuant to chapter 328 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, and that such consent and cession are hereby withheld; and be it further


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    Resolved, That this resolution hereby constitutes notice of disapproval from the Nevada Legislature pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, 42 U.S.C. § 10136, as amended, should the President recommend to Congress that Yucca Mountain be developed as a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and constitutes the official position of the Nevada Legislature; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of Energy and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation.

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FILE NUMBER 18, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen  Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 18

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing attorney and businessman Virgil Henry Wedge.

 

    Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada lost a prestigious attorney, visionary businessman and civic leader with the passing of Virgil Henry Wedge on March 4, 2000; and

    Whereas, Virgil Wedge was born in the mining town of Pioche, Nevada, on June 24, 1912, to John H. Wedge and Emma Richard Wedge and spent his early years on the family ranch in Pahranagat Valley; and

    Whereas, After graduation from Lincoln County High School, Virgil Wedge worked in his father’s general store where he learned the trade that he would use to put himself through Brigham Young University where he was elected student body president in his senior year and from which he graduated in 1936; and

    Whereas, Virgil Wedge returned to Nevada where, as a day laborer working on the construction of the Supreme Court Building in Carson City, he met Senator Patrick McCarran who took an instant liking to Virgil, invited him to join his Washington staff and helped him enter George Washington University Law School; and

    Whereas, Following his graduation from the University in 1940, Virgil Wedge returned to Nevada and created the law firm of McCarran & Wedge with the Senator, and, that same year, met Suki Hekking whom he married 2 years later; and


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    Whereas, During World War II, Virgil Wedge served with the FBI and upon returning to Nevada in 1946, he resumed his career as an attorney and held the office of Reno City Attorney from 1947 to 1951; and

    Whereas, As a member of the law firm presently known as Woodburn and Wedge, whose origin stretches back to 1917 and from which he retired as Senior Partner, Virgil Wedge’s clients included prosperous corporations, prominent individuals and colorful characters in Nevada’s history; and

    Whereas, The seemingly limitless energy and dedication of Virgil Wedge urged him into numerous leadership positions in both the civic and political arenas, including President of the Washoe County Bar Association, Chairman of the Northern Nevada Federal Judicial Merit Advisory Commission and Director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as years of involvement in the Democratic Central Committee in Nevada; and

    Whereas, Because of Virgil Wedge’s deep interest in the economic development of his state and his participation in many business associations that helped to bring prosperity to Northern Nevada, Governor Bob Miller proclaimed March 22, 1989, Virgil H. Wedge Day, and 4 years later Reno Mayor Pete Sferrazza bestowed a similar honor by declaring April 20, 1993, Virgil H. Wedge Day; and

    Whereas, The full life of Virgil Wedge also involved running a herd of cattle on a ranch he owned in southwest Reno and membership in organizations including the Masons, the Elks and the Prospectors Club; and

    Whereas, Virgil Henry Wedge is survived by his wife, Suki, daughter, Suzanne Landucci of San Francisco, son, Virgil A. Wedge of Reno, sister, Ruby Ellen Buhler of Sacramento, grandchildren and a great-grandson; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature express their deepest sympathy to the family of Virgil Henry Wedge; and be it further

    Resolved, That Virgil Henry Wedge will long be remembered by his fellow Nevadans who have received the benefits of his contributions to this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Virgil Wedge’s wife, Suki.

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FILE NUMBER 19, SCR 19

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Senators Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen  Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 19

 

SENATE Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing longtime newspaper columnist, editor and publisher, Jack McCloskey.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were deeply saddened by the passing of longtime editor and publisher of the Mineral County Independent News, John R. “Jack” McCloskey on October 13, 2000; and

    Whereas, John R. “Jack” McCloskey, a native Nevadan, was born in the small historic community of Goldfield on September 19, 1911; and

    Whereas, Jack McCloskey was raised in Tonopah and, at the age of 11 years, launched his career in the newspaper business as a paperboy who sold and delivered newspapers; and

    Whereas, Before graduating from high school, Jack gained experience as a printer’s devil and worked as a reporter for the Tonopah Times Bonanza; and

    Whereas, In the late 1920s, Jack moved to Hawthorne to join the editorial staff of the Hawthorne News; and

    Whereas, In partnership with J. W. “Scoop” Connors, Jack McCloskey bought a defunct newspaper in 1933, moved the newspaper to Hawthorne, renamed it the Mineral County Independent and published its first issue on March 1, 1933; and

    Whereas, In 1935, Jack McCloskey and his partner, Scoop Connors, bought the Hawthorne News and merged it with the Mineral County Independent to become the Mineral County Independent and Hawthorne News, which later became known as the Mineral County Independent News; and

    Whereas, In November 1943, Jack patriotically took a break from the newspaper business to serve in the military during World War II until September 1945; and

    Whereas, In 1952, Jack McCloskey had the distinct honor of serving as a Senator for the State of Nevada for 1 day when he was appointed to fill a vacancy; and

    Whereas, Jack became the sole owner and editor of the Mineral County Independent News in 1954 and ran it for the next 40 years until his retirement in 1994; and


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    Whereas, Following his retirement, Jack continued to spin his wit and provide keen insight into this state’s political dramas through his “Jasper” column which was published weekly in the Mineral County Independent News until shortly before his death; and

    Whereas, Although long active in the Nevada Press Association but forever critical of its annual contests, in 1998, Jack McCloskey was one of the 33 inaugural inductees into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame sponsored by the Association; and

    Whereas, In recognition of his many years of service to the newspaper business, the residents of the State of Nevada and his community, Jack received the Silver Makeup Rule Award, which originated in the 1920s and is considered to be the Nevada Press Association’s highest honor; and

    Whereas, Jack McCloskey, who was known by many to be the dean of Nevada social, political and economic history, made invaluable contributions to the oral history program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and served as a unique bridge between Nevada’s early and late 20th century history; and

    Whereas, All those who were acquainted with Jack considered him to be a dynamic and gifted editor, one who believed that the good of the community came first and one who could take difficult-to-understand issues and write them in a folksy way that made them clear not only to those who would agree with his viewpoint but also to those who were ignorant to the needs of this state’s small counties; and

    Whereas, Former Governor of Nevada Mike O’Callaghan, who is now chairman of the Las Vegas Sun, noted that Jack “set an example for several generations of Silver State residents” through “his honest and fearless approach to life and all of its problems” and that Jack was regarded by many as a true hero; and

    Whereas, Jack McCloskey is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Pauline, two daughters, Joanie Gazaway of Hawthorne and Jean Abel of Carson City, and two grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature express their heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences to the family and friends of longtime newspaper columnist, editor and publisher, Jack McCloskey; and be it further

    Resolved, That Jack McCloskey, whose newspaper career spanned almost eight decades, will long be remembered as a “newspaperman” who had it all, including keen political savvy, a sense of humor and a willingness to share his personal gifts with all who knew him; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jack McCloskey’s beloved wife, Pauline.

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FILE NUMBER 20, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 20

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Encouraging the purchase of local agricultural products.

 

    Whereas, Agriculture is one of Nevada’s most important industries, providing a cornerstone for the economies of rural Nevada counties and the state as a whole, and employing a large number of workers in our state; and

    Whereas, Farming and ranching are an inherent part of our Western culture and greatly enhance the aesthetics of life in Nevada; and

    Whereas, With its vast mountains and rangelands providing grazing for livestock, Nevada’s ranches rank third in the nation in size, with cattle and calves being the leading agricultural industry in this state; and

    Whereas, Some of the other livestock enterprises that add to the agricultural industry are horses, sheep, lambs, hogs, pigs, rabbits, and ducks, geese and other poultry, as well as more exotic livestock such as emus and llamas; and

    Whereas, Dairying and the manufacture of dairy products, as a part of the agricultural industry, is growing as well; and

    Whereas, Despite Nevada’s arid climate, with farms concentrated in valleys where land can be properly irrigated, excellent crops are produced such as potatoes, onions, garlic, melons, barley, wheat, corn, oats and, the leading cash crop of the state, alfalfa hay; and

    Whereas, The costs of production for the agricultural industry are continually increasing, and there has been a sharp drop in net income from farming and ranching in recent years; and

    Whereas, Purchasers in this state could greatly benefit the agricultural economy of this state by obtaining agricultural products from sources within this state, to the extent that their needs can be met by these products; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That institutions, wholesalers and retailers in this state are encouraged to purchase agricultural products that are grown, produced, packed, processed or raised in the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That each regulatory agency of this state having the appropriate powers is directed to foster the purchase and use of agricultural products grown, produced, packed, processed or raised in this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to each regulatory agency of this state that is able to assist in carrying out the purposes of this resolution.

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FILE NUMBER 21, ACR 11

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Price, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 21

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Granting administrative leave to legislative employees in recognition of their service to the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature.

 

    Whereas, The staff of the Nevada Legislature and the Administrative, Audit, Fiscal Analysis, Legal and Research Divisions of the Legislative Counsel Bureau provide services to the Legislature which are vital to an efficient and productive session of the Nevada Legislature; and

    Whereas, The additional employees hired specifically for the legislative session also provide essential services with dedication, competence and enthusiasm throughout the long days of the session; and

    Whereas, Extraordinary demands are routinely placed on legislative employees as a result of the time constraints imposed by the 120-day limitation on the length of the legislative session, and the entire legislative staff has demonstrated their extraordinary talents, patience, flexibility and tireless work ethic to meet these required deadlines; and

    Whereas, The members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby recognize and express their appreciation of the outstanding effort made by the permanent employees of the Legislature and Legislative Counsel Bureau and by all other employees hired temporarily for the legislative session; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That 6 days of administrative leave are hereby granted to each:

    1.  Permanent employee of the Legislature and Legislative Counsel Bureau who is employed on the last day of session; and

    2.  Employee of the Legislature and Legislative Counsel Bureau hired temporarily for the legislative session who:

    (a) Is employed by the Legislature or Legislative Counsel Bureau on the last day of this session; and

    (b) If requested to do so by the employee’s supervisor, remains in that employment after the last day of this session until all tasks assigned to the employee during the session are completed.

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FILE NUMBER 22, SCR 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Brown, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 22

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Recognizing the 70th anniversary of Boulder City.

 

    Whereas, In 1928, as part of the Boulder Canyon Project Act, Congress authorized the construction of a dam in Black Canyon, between Nevada and Arizona, to tame the raging Colorado River; and

    Whereas, The dam was named “Hoover Dam” in honor of President Herbert Hoover and had many purposes, including the storage of water, control of floods and generation of hydroelectric power; and

    Whereas, Hoover Dam would later be selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the “Seven Modern Engineering Wonders of the United States”; and

    Whereas, To accomplish the construction of this major project, the Bureau of Reclamation would create what was to be a temporary city in the barren desert to accommodate the multitude of workers needed to build the dam; and

    Whereas, Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression and jobs were scarce, with unemployment as high as 80 percent in some parts of the country; and

    Whereas, With no guarantee of food, shelter or work, thousands of jobless people packed up their families and flocked to the area, now known as “Boulder City,” where jobs were plentiful and housing was provided, looking for the American dream; and

    Whereas, Because the city planners had not expected the workers to bring their families with them, they had not prepared for the influx of women and children and had not provided for schools or churches; and

    Whereas, With true pioneer spirit, the people of Boulder City picked up where the city planners had left off, starting schools using chairs and desks donated by the people in the community and buying books with money from their own pockets; and

    Whereas, Churches were built, businesses were started, and social and spiritual ties were formed; and

    Whereas, At the height of the dam construction, Boulder City had the largest population in the State of Nevada, with approximately 7,000 people; and

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    Whereas, After the completion of Hoover Dam in 1935, with the dedication of the dam by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the future of Boulder City was uncertain, with some considering tearing down the houses and abandoning the city; and

    Whereas, The residents who had raised their families and built a thriving community in Boulder City were determined to stay in what had become known as “the city that built Hoover Dam” and successfully fought to become independent of rule by the Bureau of Reclamation; and

    Whereas, The city that started out as a temporary one has flourished and is ideally situated close to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam and Las Vegas; and

    Whereas, Listed on the “National Register of Historic Places,” Boulder City is home to the stately Boulder Dam Hotel which has housed presidents and movie stars; and

    Whereas, Boulder City, once a desert, now provides an oasis of grass and trees and many recreational opportunities, including a golf course, a swimming pool, a racquetball complex, tennis courts, athletic fields, parks and a BMX bicycle track; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby declares the week of March 11 through March 17, 2001, as “Boulder City Days” in recognition of the 70th anniversary of its founding; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature invites all Nevadans to join in the celebration of that anniversary; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Robert Ferraro, the Mayor of Boulder City.

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FILE NUMBER 23, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 23

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing long-time educator and native Nevadan, Orsie S. Graves.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were deeply saddened by the passing of Orsie S. Graves on May 10, 2000, one of Sparks High School’s most influential educators; and

    Whereas, Orsie S. Graves, a native Nevadan, was born on March 15, 1922, in Sparks, to Orsie M. and Pearl (Casey) Graves; and


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    Whereas, Orsie Graves graduated from Sparks High School in 1940 and later joined the United States Army Air Corps where he served his country during World War II as a pilot; and

    Whereas, In 1948, Orsie Graves earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nevada and continued his education by attending classes at San Jose State University and the University of Nevada where he received his Master’s Degree in 1965; and

    Whereas, Following college and his service in the military, Orsie Graves taught in junior high schools in Fallon and Sparks before becoming a teacher and basketball coach at Sparks High School in 1956; and

    Whereas, During his 12 years as basketball coach at Sparks High School, Orsie Graves earned a reputation as a tough and talented coach who encouraged his players to excel in the classroom, as well as on the court; and

    Whereas, After leaving his coaching days behind, Orsie Graves continued his career in education for another 17 years as Acting Vice Principal, Dean of Students and Vice Principal at Sparks High School where he touched the lives of a generation of students and encouraged them to be the best that they could be; and

    Whereas, Following his retirement from the Washoe County School District in 1985, Orsie Graves and his wife, Lois, devoted a considerable amount of time and energy toward the development of the Sparks Heritage Museum; and

    Whereas, The love and respect that Orsie Graves received from his students was expressed simply by the Mayor of the City of Sparks, Tony Armstrong, a former student of Graves, who was quoted as saying, “I was one of those students who you had to take a 2-by-4 and hit me in the head to make me understand. Orsie was one of those who picked up that 2-by-4. He never gave up on me and spent a lot a time with me.”; and

    Whereas, Orsie Graves is survived by his wife, Lois, son, Brad, daughters, Tricia Grinsell and Leslie Moya, and sister, Bonnie Pettengill, all of Reno, son, Ed Henrickson of Hawaii, and seven grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Orsie S. Graves; and be it further

    Resolved, That Orsie Graves will long be remembered for his contribution to education and athletics at Sparks High School and for the compassion and understanding that he generously gave to his students and friends throughout his life; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Orsie Graves’ loving wife, Lois.

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FILE NUMBER 24, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senators Rawson, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Brown, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 24

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to declare the 1955 crash site of a United States Air Force C‑54 near the summit of Mount Charleston as the “Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Monument.”

 

    Whereas, While hiking to the summit of Mount Charleston in 1998, Steve Ririe stopped near the debris of a mysterious plane crash that had stirred his curiosity as a Boy Scout during hikes many years before and, this time, the deep reverence he felt started him on the journey that would uncover the names and the story of the people who died on this lonely mountain; and

    Whereas, The story began over 40 years earlier during a tense time of the “Cold War” following World War II when the reality of the atomic bomb made the United States aware of the desperate need for a more reliable reconnaissance plane that could assess the offensive capabilities and target the most dangerous missile assets of Russia’s new military muscle, and so the project to develop the U-2 was born; and

    Whereas, The DC-4 with the military designation of C-54 and known as USAF 9068 was routinely assigned to carry scientific and technical personnel to the secret Area 51, known at this time as “Watertown,” to develop the plane that was unknown to most citizens of the United States until one was shot down over Russian territory on May 1, 1960, resulting in the capture of its pilot, Francis Gary Powers; and

    Whereas, On November 17, 1955, the C-54 left the Lockheed “Skunk Works” in Burbank, California, for the Military Air Transport Service flight to “Watertown,” beginning the 18th round trip in the past 30 days for Pilot George Manual Pappas, Jr., Co-Pilot Paul Eugene Winham, Flight Mechanic Technician Clayton D. Farris and Flight Attendant Guy R. Fasolas; and

    Whereas, Flying by the pilot’s sight and instruments alone, to avoid any possible leak about its secret destination, on a new route that would cut 10 minutes off the total flight time, the C‑54 was blown off course by a severe storm front; and

    Whereas, While lost in the clouds, an error in the assumed position of the aircraft in relation to the Spring Mountain range resulted in the crash a mere 50 feet below the crest of an 11,300-foot ridge leading to the peak of Mount Charleston which instantly took the lives of the four crewmen and 10 civilians on board; and


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    Whereas, As news of the crash reached Las Vegas, the Air Force released the names of the victims, closed the road into Kyle Canyon, notified the families, who were told only that it had happened on a business trip, and told the media the plane was headed for Indian Springs; and

    Whereas, Because of the classified nature of the project that would develop a plane essential to our national security, it would take over 40 years for the truth regarding the “Lost Bird” to be released and the curiosity and dedicated efforts of Steve Ririe to bring the details of the crash to light; and

    Whereas, Those who worked so hard in secrecy for the good of our country, on an aircraft that some people believe prevented World War III, were finally given the honor due them in 1998 when the U-2 project received the Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautics Association for the advancement of aeronautic technology; and

    Whereas, The men aboard the ill-fated C-54 helped build the plane which critics said could never be built and which is still a functional and vital part of our reconnaissance force today and paid for that contribution with their lives; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the men aboard the C-54 that crashed on Mount Charleston on November 17, 1955, George Manual Pappas Jr., Paul Eugene Winham, Clayton D. Farris, Guy R. Fasolas, John H. Gains, Edwin J. Urolatis, James W. Brown, William H. Marr, James F. Bray, Rodney H. Kreimendahl, Terence J. O’Donnell, Fred F. Hanks, Harold C. Silent and Richard J. Hruda, will long be remembered for their contribution to our national security which cost them their lives; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges Congress to declare the crash site of United States Air Force 9068 near the summit of Mount Charleston as the “Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Monument”; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation and Steve Ririe; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 25, SCR 21

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 25

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing attorney and public servant, Peter Ignacio Echeverria, Esq.

 

    Whereas, The residents of the State of Nevada mourn the loss of an influential advocate and defender of freedom with the passing of Peter Ignacio Echeverria on July 5, 2000; and

    Whereas, Pete Echeverria, the son of John Echeverria, a Basque sheepherder, and his wife, Maria, was born in Shoshone, Idaho, on June 29, 1918, and spent his early years in Hailey, Idaho, where, at 7 years of age, being told by a sheepherder that if he caught a certain lamb he could keep it, Pete showed the sense of challenge and accomplishment that would be the trademark of his life by doing just that; and

    Whereas, After his family settled in Ely, Pete attended the public schools there, working at various jobs and ultimately becoming a butcher’s apprentice, a trade that would help him earn his way through the University of Nevada in Reno; and

    Whereas, While attending the University of Nevada, Pete Echeverria teamed up with his good friend and roommate, Cliff Young, now Nevada Supreme Court Justice Young, to become the duo to win the Far West Debate Championship in 1943, and it was also during these years that he met Frances Arenaz, his future wife and the mother of their four children; and

    Whereas, After returning from service during World War II as a decorated Army infantry captain, Pete Echeverria entered and graduated from Stanford Law School and started his 34-year legal career during which he took on a number of high profile cases and was known as a great orator with a “trip-hammer” mind and an ability to charm jurors; and

    Whereas, Pete Echeverria was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Nevada Legislature in 1951 and 1953, served in the Nevada State Senate from 1959 to 1963 and had been on the State Planning Board for 10 years when Governor Mike O’Callaghan appointed him Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission in 1973; and

    Whereas, While on the Commission, his opposition to the licensing of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal in Nevada’s casino industry led to a major court battle that resulted in the affirmation of Nevada’s strict gambling laws and landed Rosenthal in Nevada’s infamous “List of Excluded Persons,” known popularly as the “Black Book”; and


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    Whereas, In an interview after leaving the Nevada Gaming Commission in 1977, Pete Echeverria said that as Chairman he had to “stand up strong and hard” against those who would corrupt the state’s casinos; and

    Whereas, Pete Echeverria was national President of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the only man elected twice to that position, a member of the American College of Trial Attorneys, the International Academy of Trial Attorneys, the State Bar of Nevada and the Washoe County Bar Association, and was a founder of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association which awarded him the first Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging him as one of the finest trial attorneys in America; and

    Whereas, After leaving trial law in 1983, Pete Echeverria operated a consulting firm specializing in gaming, real estate and legal matters, and was named Chairman of the Nevada Governor’s Wild Horse Committee; and

    Whereas, Peter Echeverria is survived by his sons, John and Mike, and his daughters, Teresa Maloney and Cris Welmerink; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature express their deep sense of loss and extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Peter Echeverria; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are encouraged to take Pete Echeverria as a model to “stand up strong and hard” when confronted by any force that might compromise the greatness of this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Pete Echeverria’s children, John, Teresa, Cris and Mike.

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FILE NUMBER 26, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Claborn, Collins, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Manendo, Marvel, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 26

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating March 21, 2001, as E Clampus Vitus Day at the Nevada Legislature.

 

    Whereas, It has come to the attention of the Nevada Legislature that the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus has maintained its honorable status throughout the known world and especially in this great State of Nevada; and


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    Whereas, The Ancient and Honorable and Exceedingly Humble Order of E Clampus Vitus has survived the test of time to become one of the longest surviving brotherhoods of men that continues to fulfill a fundamental need in providing protection and kindness while advancing the noble cause of Clamperdom to residents of the Silver State, especially all the “widders” and orphans, and descendants of the argonauts; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus was founded in West Virginia in 1845 by Ephram Bee, owner of a tavern on the National Road, and shortly thereafter the warmhearted brothers affectionately became known as the “Clampin Vipers”; and

    Whereas, In 1860, William Stewart founded the first Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Winnemucca Lodge #1, in the Utah Territory, in the unsuspecting peaceful town known as Carson City; and

    Whereas, The creed of the Clamproctors, yesterday, as well as today, is “to protect the ‘widders’ and orphans, and MAINLY the ‘widders’”; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada is proud to continue the tradition of 156 years of devoted service with the Nevada chapters which now include the Snowshoe Thomson Chapter of Douglas County, the Julia C. Bulette Chapter of the Comstock, the Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter of Elko County and the Keheo Chapter of Clark County; and

    Whereas, While the tradition and revelry will continue, the members of this body were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Clamp Patriarch, John W. Riggs, Sr., whose longstanding participation in the activities of this Ancient and Honorable Order will be sorely missed; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature, of whom many are proud members of E Clampus Vitus, do hereby declare March 21, 2001, as E Clampus Vitus Day at the Nevada Legislature, a day to be marked by appropriate revelry and thanksgiving; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus is praised and commended for its contributions to mankind and others, and recognized as an illustrious group of Clampers, Clampatrious, Vituscans and Frolicking Friars who must continue to serve and protect the residents of the Silver State; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Clamp Patriarchs, Peter Van Alstyne and Jerry Robich.

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FILE NUMBER 27, SCR 22

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Senators Coffin, Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 27

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing long-time lobbyist, John W. Riggs, Sr.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were deeply saddened by the passing of long-time Reno resident and lobbyist, John W. Riggs, Sr., on January 30, 2001; and

    Whereas, John Riggs was born on September 12, 1923, to Elwood and Mabel Anderson Riggs in Hollywood, California; and

    Whereas, In the early 1960s, after serving his country in the United States Army during World War II, John Riggs left California and moved to Reno, Nevada, where he worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad; and

    Whereas, During the next 40 years, John Riggs contributed much to his community through his involvement in various fraternal organizations and his service as a lobbyist during several sessions of the Nevada Legislature; and

    Whereas, As a member of and lobbyist for the Nevada State Rifle and Pistol Association, John Riggs was a strong believer in the constitutional right to keep and bear arms and was a proponent in 1995 of statutory revisions regarding the ability to carry a concealed weapon; and

    Whereas, John Riggs was a long-standing member of and achieved recognition as Clamp Patriarch of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus and was a moving force behind the designation of E Clampus Vitus Day at the Nevada Legislature since the 1997 session; and

    Whereas, John Riggs’ outstanding service to others is further evidenced by his affiliations with Washoe Lodge No. 35, Free and Accepted Masons, the Kerak Temple and the Knights Templar; and

    Whereas, John Riggs is survived by his wife, Mildred, and son, John Jr., both of Reno, a son, Woody of Clackamas, Oregon, and two grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of John W. Riggs, Sr.; and be it further

    Resolved, That John Riggs will long be remembered for his outstanding community service and his advocacy for the recognition, commemoration and preservation of historical places, people and events throughout the West; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to John Riggs’ loving wife, Mildred.

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FILE NUMBER 28, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Price, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 28

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending all Nevada firefighters who fought the wildland fires in Nevada and other western states during the 2000 fire season.

 

    Whereas, With weather conditions throughout the 2000 fire season both hotter and drier than normal, causing fuels such as grasses, leaves and pine needles to be extremely flammable, Nevada and other western states suffered great losses because of wildland fires; and

    Whereas, The normal weather pattern was affected by La Niña, leaving in her wake the potential for a devastating fire season, with high winds and lightning adding fuel to the already hazardous fire conditions; and

    Whereas, In the 2000 fire season, Nevada had over 1,000 fires that burned 635,715 acres of land, with over 7 million acres burned nationwide, almost double the 10-year average, causing some to declare that fire season one of the most severe in the nation’s history; and

    Whereas, The ruthless wildland fires had a critical impact on the residents of our state, with the lives of many people endangered and their homes destroyed, the destruction of forests and vegetation, and the devastation of wildlife and their habitats; and

    Whereas, With many of the western states burning at the same time, these ferocious fires were contained through the heroic efforts of our firefighters, struggling to control existing fires while new ones were reported every day; and

    Whereas, With temperatures sometimes nearing 100 degrees and erratic winds increasing the danger of fighting the fires, the courageous firefighters worked to stop the spread of the fires; and

    Whereas, Under the most difficult conditions, with manpower, aircraft, supplies, equipment and other resources spread very thin, our firefighters managed to quell the fires after a long, exhausting fight; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That it is important to recognize the firefighters from the Nevada Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Fire Marshal Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and Forest Service, as well as the professional firefighters from various other local, state and federal agencies and the countless volunteers, who joined together to fight these fires; and be it further


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Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and Forest Service, as well as the professional firefighters from various other local, state and federal agencies and the countless volunteers, who joined together to fight these fires; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada will be forever grateful to all the brave men and women who put their lives on the line in the most difficult of circumstances, working in unison with firefighters from other states and nations to contain the fires in all the western states; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the chief officers of the Nevada Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Fire Marshal Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and Forest Service.

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FILE NUMBER 29, AJR 2

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2–Assemblymen Perkins, Gibbons, Berman, Von Tobel, Manendo, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Parks, Parnell, Smith, Tiffany and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Porter, Washington, Rawson, Townsend, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 29

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to refrain from enacting any measure to repeal the ability of Nevada to license and regulate sports wagering in its current form and to enact the National Collegiate and Amateur Athletic Protection Act of 2001.

 

    Whereas, Illegal gambling on college sports has been identified as a serious national problem, particularly illegal gambling by college students and other underage persons; and

    Whereas, According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, there are student bookmakers on virtually every college campus in the United States; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada, pursuant to an express provision of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act enacted by Congress in 1992, has licensed and regulated a sports wagering industry and has enacted controls that serve to assist its sports books in maintaining honest operations; and

    Whereas, The sports books in this state have demonstrated their effectiveness in providing a defense against illegal gambling on college sports through the identification of suspicious wagering activities and the discovery of point-shaving schemes in college sports; and


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    Whereas, Without the vigilance of the sports books in this state and their notification of law enforcement authorities, certain point-shaving scandals in college sports might not have been uncovered and certainly would not have been discovered so quickly; and

    Whereas, The sports books in this state operate under the strictest regulatory controls in the United States, including the most demanding reporting requirements for transactions and suspicious activities and computerized bookmaking systems that document every wager received, every win paid out, the results of each sporting event and every change in odds; and

    Whereas, Legal wagers with the sports books regulated by this state, which amount to approximately $2.5 billion each year, are dwarfed by the amount of illegal sports wagers in this country, which are estimated by some sources to exceed $350 billion each year; and

    Whereas, There have been no reports of student bookmakers on any college campus in this state contributing to the flood of illegal sports wagers; and

    Whereas, There have been efforts in Congress that seek to take away from the State of Nevada the constitutionally derived authority recognized by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act with respect to wagering on college sports conducted within the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The repeal of that exemption would have an adverse effect on the economy of this state and the jobs of a number of its residents, would deprive this country of a vital defense against illegal sports wagering and would lead to an increase in illegal sports wagering; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges Congress to refrain from enacting any measure that would repeal the ability of the State of Nevada to license and regulate sports wagering in its current form, thereby inflicting damage upon both the State of Nevada and the national fight against illegal gambling; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges Congress to enact the National Collegiate and Amateur Athletic Protection Act of 2001, sponsored by United States Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid and United States Representatives James Gibbons and Shelley Berkley and others, thereby enhancing the ability of the nation to identify and address illegal wagering on college sports; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 30, SCR 23

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Senators Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Freeman, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 30

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending Joseph N. Crowley on his service as President of the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

    Whereas, Joseph N. Crowley was born July 9, 1933, in Oelwein, Iowa, the third of Jim and Nina Crowley’s four children; and

    Whereas, Following service in the United States Air Force, Joseph Crowley received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Iowa in 1959, a master’s degree in social science from Fresno State University in 1963 and a doctorate in political science from the University of Washington in 1967; and

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley married the former Joy Reitz on September 9, 1961, they raised four children, Theresa, Neil, Margaret and Tim, and they are now proud grandparents of six beautiful grandchildren; and

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley joined the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1966 as a temporary instructor in the Department of Political Science and in 1967 became a full-time political science professor; and

    Whereas, During the academic year 1972-73, Joseph Crowley served as Chairman of the Faculty Senate of the University of Nevada, Reno, winning the respect and confidence of his faculty peers and the university’s administration; and

    Whereas, Having been awarded a 2-year fellowship by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration in 1973, Joseph Crowley first worked in the Water Planning Division of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and then served as Director of Institutional Studies at the National Commission on Water Quality, positions which contributed to the development of his keen insight into the legislative process; and

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley became Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1976, was appointed acting President of the University in 1978, and was named to the full-time position of President on March 23, 1979; and

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley has expanded the reach and influence of the University of Nevada, Reno, to other continents through the fostering of the University Studies Abroad Consortium, now one of the largest study abroad programs in the United States, with 22 participating universities and over 1,700 students in 17 countries; and


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    Whereas, Counted among the many bench marks left by Joseph Crowley during his tenure as President is a new level of fund-raising exemplified by the Century Campaign of 1990-95 which raised over $124 million for the school and now contributes more than $28 million annually; and

    Whereas, The tenure of Joseph Crowley as University President brought a solid strengthening of the core curriculum at the same time that funding for research and development had a seven-fold increase to $70 million a year, thus attracting an ever-increasing caliber of teaching and research faculty; and

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley’s legislative acumen and leadership in philanthropic fund-raising led the way to a remarkable expansion of the University of Nevada, Reno, campus during the last two decades, with new facilities constructed to house growing programs of study, including business, education, engineering, journalism, medicine and mining, as well as a campus events center and an expanded fine arts complex that are utilized by the entire community; and

    Whereas, The University of Nevada, Reno, under Joseph Crowley’s leadership, has had a growing economic impact on the state, through programs of cooperative extension, continuing and distance education, small business development centers, the school of medicine and area health education centers; and

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley is not only the longest-serving President in the history of the University of Nevada, Reno, he is also the longest-serving president at a single institution among the principal public universities in the nation; and

    Whereas, In addition to serving as President of the University of Nevada, Reno, Joseph Crowley served as the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 1993 to 1995, helping to reorganize the NCAA and give more power to university presidents, while at the same time bringing national attention to the University of Nevada, Reno, and;

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley has not been forgotten by the institutions he attended as a student, being named the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by Fresno State University in 1989, and honored in 1994 with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the Alumni Association of the University of Iowa; and

    Whereas, Joseph Crowley’s sense of community service extends beyond the university in many directions, one of which is as a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Reno’s Channel 5 Public Broadcasting station, KNPB, which in the year 2000 presented him with the inaugural “Channel 5 Champion” award; and

    Whereas, One of the most important legacies of the 23 years served by Joseph Crowley as President of the University of Nevada, Reno, is the restoration of service to society, an original underpinning of the century-old idea for a land grant college and a continuing emphasis of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, which he served as a member of its Board of Directors from 1998 to 2000; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature pay special tribute to Joseph N. Crowley, Ph.D., on the occasion of his departure from the position of President of the University of Nevada, Reno; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their gratitude for the outstanding contribution Joseph N. Crowley has made to the University of Nevada, Reno, and to higher education throughout Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature wishes Joseph N. Crowley further success as he resumes his position on the teaching faculty in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Joseph N. Crowley and to the University of Nevada, Reno.

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FILE NUMBER 31, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 31

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of additional attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Jude Greytak, Vicki R. LoSasso and Heather A. Miller are elected as additional attachés of the Senate for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 32, ACR 15

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Jacobsen, Raggio, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O'Connell, O'Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 32

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman John Frank Giomi.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with sadness the passing of native Nevadan and former Assemblyman, John Frank Giomi, on June 17, 2000; and

    Whereas, Born in Mason Valley on March 6, 1917, to Frank and Cherubina Bennetti Giomi and remaining a lifetime resident of Lyon County, John Giomi attended rural schools in the valley and graduated from Yerington High School; and

    Whereas, After graduating from the University of Nevada in 1941 with a degree in agriculture, John Giomi was employed with the United States Soil Conservation Service until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1942; and


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    Whereas, During his time with the military, John Giomi fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was taken prisoner, later to be liberated by the English, and was honorably discharged from the service in 1945; and

    Whereas, Upon his return to Nevada, John Giomi and his brother, Joe, purchased the Central Mercantile in Smith Valley and, after selling the store in 1954 but retaining the equipment portion of the business, John opened Ace Hardware in Yerington in 1969 which he operated along with several family members until his retirement in 1995; and

    Whereas, John Giomi’s dedication to serving the residents of Lyon County found expression in many ways, including 25 years of service as a volunteer fireman as well as service on the District Fire Board, the Lyon County Drug and Alcohol Council, the Yerington Senior Center Board and the Lyon County Draft Board; and

    Whereas, Other community involvement by John Giomi included teaching agriculture to returning World War II veterans, coaching Little League baseball, membership in the Yerington and Smith Valley Rotary Clubs, and 52 years of service as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and

    Whereas, John Giomi was elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1954 and represented the residents of Lyon County for seven regular legislative sessions and three special legislative sessions until he was succeeded by Joseph E. Dini, Jr., in 1967; and

    Whereas, During his years of service in the Nevada State Assembly, John Giomi served on numerous committees, including the Education Committee, the Fish and Game Committee, the Legislative Functions Committee, the Livestock Committee, the Mines, Mining and Public Lands Committee, the Roads, Transportation and Aviation Committee, the Social Welfare Committee, the Taxation Committee, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and, most notably, the Agriculture and Irrigation Committee, serving as its Chairman in 1955, 1959, 1960, 1963 and 1965; and

    Whereas, As an Assemblyman, John Giomi introduced and was instrumental in gaining passage of legislation on a variety of issues, including agricultural chemical regulation, livestock, federal water rights, veterans’ affairs and education funding; and

    Whereas, John Giomi is survived by his wife, Jere, daughter, Patti Dohoney, and son, Joe, all of Yerington, son, John of Fallbrook, California, brother, Joe of Smith Valley, and four grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature express their heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of former Assemblyman John Frank Giomi; and be it further

    Resolved, That John Giomi will long be remembered for his rich legacy of service to the people of Lyon County and to the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jere, John Giomi’s beloved wife of 50 years.

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