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      1.  A share of the profits;

      2.  Any other compensation by way of income; or

      3.  A return of any or all of his contribution to capital of the limited partnership,

Ê or the right to exercise any of the rights or powers provided in chapter 88 of NRS [,] or sections 2 to 138, inclusive, of this act, whether directly or indirectly.

      Sec. 150.  NRS 520.260 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      520.260  Nothing contained in NRS 520.160 to 520.250, inclusive, prevents persons described in NRS 520.160 from forming a partnership under [either] chapter 87 or [chapter] 88 of NRS [.] or sections 2 to 138, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 151.  NRS 602.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      602.080  Limited partnerships formed and foreign limited partnerships registered pursuant to chapter 88 of NRS or sections 2 to 138, inclusive, of this act are not required to comply with the provisions of this chapter.

      Sec. 152.  The amendatory provisions of this act do not affect an action or proceeding commenced or right accrued before October 1, 2007.

      Sec. 153.  If a limited partnership formed before October 1, 2007, voluntarily elects to be governed by the provisions of sections 2 to 138, inclusive, of this act, the provisions of sections 2 to 138, inclusive, of this act relating to the liability of the limited partnership’s partners to third parties apply to limit those partners’ liability to a third party who had done business with the limited partnership within 1 year before the limited partnership’s election to be governed by the provisions of sections 2 to 138, inclusive, of this act only if the third party knows or has received a notification of the limited partnership’s election to be governed by the provisions of sections 2 to 138, inclusive, of this act.

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CHAPTER 147, SB 86

Senate Bill No. 86–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

CHAPTER 147

 

AN ACT relating to public utilities; revising provisions governing the issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity for utilities that furnish water or provide sewage disposal services; requiring submission of plans to meet demands for water and sewage disposal services; increasing the threshold annual revenue level at which water supply or sewage disposal utilities are subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada; requiring certain water supply or sewage disposal utilities to file a general rate application with the Commission according to a specified schedule; requiring water supply utilities to provide for the maintenance of certain fire hydrants; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law provides for the regulation of utilities that furnish water and utilities that provide sewage disposal services by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. (Chapter 704 of NRS) Existing law exempts from regulation by the Commission utilities that have gross sales for water and sewer services of $5,000 or less during a 12-month period. (NRS 704.030) Section 4 of this bill increases that threshold amount to $25,000 or less during a 12-month period. Existing law also requires that a water supply utility furnish water to cities, towns, villages or hamlets for the purpose of fire protection. (NRS 704.660) Section 8 of this bill requires that a water supply utility provide for the maintenance of certain fire hydrants. Section 3 of this bill requires that a water supply or sewage utility with an annual gross operating revenue of $1,000,000 or more for at least 1 year of the immediately preceding 3 years submit a plan to the Commission for satisfying the demands of its customers.

      Additionally, existing law requires that some, but not all, public utilities must file general rate applications with the Commission according to a specified schedule. (NRS 704.110) Section 5 of this bill requires that water supply or sewer utilities with an annual gross operating revenue of $500,000 or more for at least 1 year of the immediately preceding 3 years file a general rate application with the Commission according to a specified schedule.

      Under existing law, public utilities must obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Commission before beginning or continuing any operations or construction related to the utility. (NRS 704.330) Section 2 of this bill requires the Commission to consider the capabilities of existing water supply or sewer companies before issuing a certificate to a new public utility. Section 3 of this bill requires water supply utilities of a certain size to file a resource plan with the Commission according to a specified schedule.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 704 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 and 3 of this act.

      Sec. 2.  In determining whether to issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to a new public utility that authorizes the construction, ownership, control or operation of any line, plant or system for the purpose of furnishing water for municipal, industrial or domestic purposes or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, the Commission shall consider whether another public utility or person is ready, willing and able to provide the services in the geographic area proposed by the applicant for the certificate.

 


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purposes or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, the Commission shall consider whether another public utility or person is ready, willing and able to provide the services in the geographic area proposed by the applicant for the certificate.

      Sec. 3.  1.  A public utility that furnishes water for municipal, industrial or domestic purposes or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, and which had an annual gross operating revenue of $1,000,000 or more for at least 1 year during the immediately preceding 3 years shall, on or before March 1 of every third year, in the manner specified by the Commission, submit a plan to the Commission to provide sufficient water or services for the disposal of sewage to satisfy the demand made on its system by its customers.

      2.  The Commission shall adopt regulations to provide for the contents of and the method and schedule for preparing, submitting, reviewing and approving the plan required pursuant to subsection 1.

      3.  Within 180 days after a public utility has filed a plan pursuant to subsection 1, the Commission shall issue an order accepting the plan as filed or specifying any portion of the plan it finds to be inadequate.

      4.  If a plan submitted pursuant to subsection 1 and accepted by the Commission pursuant to subsection 3 and any regulations adopted pursuant to subsection 2 identifies a facility for acquisition or construction, the facility shall be deemed to be a prudent investment and the public utility may recover all just and reasonable costs of planning and constructing or acquiring the facility.

      5.  All prudent and reasonable expenditures made by a public utility to develop a plan filed pursuant to subsection 1, including, without limitation, any environmental, engineering or other studies, must be recovered from the rates charged to the public utility’s customers.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 704.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.030  “Public utility” or “utility” does not include:

      1.  Persons engaged in the production and sale of natural gas, other than sales to the public, or engaged in the transmission of natural gas other than as a common carrier transmission or distribution line or system.

      2.  Persons engaged in the business of furnishing, for compensation, water or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, to persons within this State if:

      (a) They serve 25 persons or less; and

      (b) Their gross sales for water or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, amounted to [$5,000] $25,000 or less during the immediately preceding 12 months.

      3.  Persons not otherwise engaged in the business of furnishing, producing or selling water or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, but who sell or furnish water or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, as an accommodation in an area where water or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, are not available from a public utility, cooperative corporations and associations or political subdivisions engaged in the business of furnishing water or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, for compensation, to persons within the political subdivision.

      4.  Persons who are engaged in the production and sale of energy, including electricity, to public utilities, cities, counties or other entities which are reselling the energy to the public.

 


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      5.  Persons who are subject to the provisions of NRS 590.465 to 590.645, inclusive.

      6.  Persons who are engaged in the sale or use of special fuel as defined in NRS 366.060.

      7.  Persons who provide water from water storage, transmission and treatment facilities if those facilities are for the storage, transmission or treatment of water from mining operations.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 704.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.110  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 704.075 and 704.68904 to 704.68984, inclusive, or as may otherwise be provided by the Commission pursuant to NRS 704.095 or 704.097 or pursuant to the regulations adopted by the Commission in accordance with subsection 4 of NRS 704.040:

      1.  If a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule, including, without limitation, changes that will result in a discontinuance, modification or restriction of service, the Commission shall investigate the propriety of the proposed changes to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed changes. If an electric utility files such an application and the application is a general rate application or an application to clear its deferred accounts, the Consumer’s Advocate shall be deemed a party of record.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 13, if a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule, the Commission shall issue a written order approving or disapproving, in whole or in part, the proposed changes:

      (a) For a public utility that is a PAR carrier, not later than 180 days after the date on which the application is filed; and

      (b) For all other public utilities, not later than 210 days after the date on which the application is filed.

      3.  If a public utility files with the Commission a general rate application, the public utility shall submit with its application a statement showing the recorded results of revenues, expenses, investments and costs of capital for its most recent 12 months for which data were available when the application was prepared. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, in determining whether to approve or disapprove any increased rates, the Commission shall consider evidence in support of the increased rates based upon actual recorded results of operations for the same 12 months, adjusted for increased revenues, any increased investment in facilities, increased expenses for depreciation, certain other operating expenses as approved by the Commission and changes in the costs of securities which are known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy at the time of filing and which will become effective within 6 months after the last month of those 12 months, but the public utility shall not place into effect any increased rates until the changes have been experienced and certified by the public utility to the Commission and the Commission has approved the increased rates. The Commission shall also consider evidence supporting expenses for depreciation, calculated on an annual basis, applicable to major components of the public utility’s plant placed into service during the recorded test period or the period for certification as set forth in the application. Adjustments to revenues, operating expenses and costs of securities must be calculated on an annual basis. Within 90 days after the date on which the certification required by this subsection is filed with the Commission, or within the period set forth in subsection 2, whichever time is longer, the Commission shall make such order in reference to the increased rates as is required by this chapter.

 


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make such order in reference to the increased rates as is required by this chapter. [An electric utility] The following public utilities shall each file a general rate application pursuant to this subsection [at least once every 24 months] based on the following schedule:

      (a) An electric utility that primarily serves less densely populated counties shall file a general rate application on or before October 3, 2005, and at least once every 24 months thereafter.

      (b) An electric utility that primarily serves densely populated counties shall file a general rate application on or before November 15, 2006, and at least once every 24 months thereafter.

      (c) A public utility that furnishes water for municipal, industrial or domestic purposes or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, which had an annual gross operating revenue of $500,000 or more for at least 1 year during the immediately preceding 3 years and which had not filed a general rate application with the Commission on or after July 1, 2005, shall file a general rate application on or before June 30, 2008, and at least once every 36 months thereafter unless waived by the Commission pursuant to standards adopted by regulation of the Commission.

      (d) A public utility that furnishes water for municipal, industrial or domestic purposes or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, which had an annual gross operating revenue of $500,000 or more for at least 1 year during the immediately preceding 3 years and which had filed a general rate application with the Commission on or after July 1, 2005, shall file a general rate application on or before June 30, 2009, and at least once every 36 months thereafter unless waived by the Commission pursuant to standards adopted by regulation of the Commission.

Ê The Commission shall adopt regulations setting forth standards for waivers pursuant to paragraphs (c) and (d) and for including the costs incurred by the public utility in preparing and presenting the general rate application before the effective date of any change in rates.

      4.  In addition to submitting the statement required pursuant to subsection 3, a public utility which purchases natural gas for resale may submit with its general rate application a statement showing the effects, on an annualized basis, of all expected changes in circumstances. If such a statement is filed, it must include all increases and decreases in revenue and expenses which may occur within 210 days after the date on which its general rate application is filed with the Commission if such expected changes in circumstances are reasonably known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy. If a public utility submits such a statement, the public utility has the burden of proving that the expected changes in circumstances set forth in the statement are reasonably known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy. If the Commission determines that the public utility has met its burden of proof:

      (a) The Commission shall consider the statement submitted pursuant to this subsection and evidence relevant to the statement in addition to the statement required pursuant to subsection 3 as evidence in establishing just and reasonable rates for the public utility; and

      (b) The public utility is not required to file with the Commission the certification that would otherwise be required pursuant to subsection 3.

      5.  If a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule and the Commission does not issue a final written order regarding the proposed changes within the time required by this section, the proposed changes shall be deemed to be approved by the Commission.

 


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order regarding the proposed changes within the time required by this section, the proposed changes shall be deemed to be approved by the Commission.

      6.  If a public utility files with the Commission a general rate application, the public utility shall not file with the Commission another general rate application until all pending general rate applications filed by that public utility have been decided by the Commission unless, after application and hearing, the Commission determines that a substantial financial emergency would exist if the public utility is not permitted to file another general rate application sooner. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit the public utility from filing with the Commission, while a general rate application is pending, an application to recover the increased cost of purchased fuel, purchased power, or natural gas purchased for resale pursuant to subsection 7 or an application to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9, if the public utility is otherwise authorized by those provisions to file such an application.

      7.  A public utility may file an application to recover the increased cost of purchased fuel, purchased power, or natural gas purchased for resale once every 30 days. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to:

      (a) An electric utility using deferred accounting pursuant to NRS 704.187; or

      (b) A public utility which purchases natural gas for resale and which adjusts its rates on a quarterly basis between annual rate adjustment applications pursuant to subsection 8.

      8.  A public utility which purchases natural gas for resale must request approval from the Commission to adjust its rates on a quarterly basis between annual rate adjustment applications based on changes in the public utility’s recorded costs of natural gas purchased for resale. If the Commission approves such a request:

      (a) The public utility shall file written notice with the Commission before the public utility makes a quarterly rate adjustment between annual rate adjustment applications. A quarterly rate adjustment is not subject to the requirements for notice and a hearing pursuant to NRS 703.320 or the requirements for a consumer session pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 704.069.

      (b) The public utility shall provide written notice of each quarterly rate adjustment to its customers by including the written notice with a customer’s regular monthly bill. The public utility shall begin providing such written notice to its customers not later than 30 days after the date on which the public utility files its written notice with the Commission pursuant to paragraph (a). The written notice that is included with a customer’s regular monthly bill:

             (1) Must be printed separately on fluorescent-colored paper and must not be attached to the pages of the bill; and

             (2) Must include the following:

                   (I) The total amount of the increase or decrease in the public utility’s revenues from the rate adjustment, stated in dollars and as a percentage;

                   (II) The amount of the monthly increase or decrease in charges for each class of customer or class of service, stated in dollars and as a percentage;

 


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                   (III) A statement that customers may send written comments or protests regarding the rate adjustment to the Commission; and

                   (IV) Any other information required by the Commission.

      (c) The public utility shall file an annual rate adjustment application with the Commission. The annual rate adjustment application is subject to the requirements for notice and a hearing pursuant to NRS 703.320 and the requirements for a consumer session pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 704.069.

      (d) The proceeding regarding the annual rate adjustment application must include a review of each quarterly rate adjustment and a review of the transactions and recorded costs of natural gas included in each quarterly rate adjustment and the annual rate adjustment application. There is no presumption of reasonableness or prudence for any quarterly rate adjustment or for any transactions or recorded costs of natural gas included in any quarterly rate adjustment or the annual rate adjustment application, and the public utility has the burden of proving reasonableness and prudence in the proceeding.

      (e) The Commission shall not allow the public utility to recover any recorded costs of natural gas which were the result of any practice or transaction that was unreasonable or was undertaken, managed or performed imprudently by the public utility, and the Commission shall order the public utility to adjust its rates if the Commission determines that any recorded costs of natural gas included in any quarterly rate adjustment or the annual rate adjustment application were not reasonable or prudent.

      9.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 10 and subsection 5 of NRS 704.100, if an electric utility using deferred accounting pursuant to NRS 704.187 files an application to clear its deferred accounts and to change one or more of its rates based upon changes in the costs for purchased fuel or purchased power, the Commission, after a public hearing and by an appropriate order:

      (a) Shall allow the electric utility to clear its deferred accounts by refunding any credit balance or recovering any debit balance over a period not to exceed 3 years, as determined by the Commission.

      (b) Shall not allow the electric utility to recover any debit balance, or portion thereof, in an amount that would result in a rate of return during the period of recovery that exceeds the rate of return authorized by the Commission in the most recently completed rate proceeding for the electric utility.

      10.  Before allowing an electric utility to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9, the Commission shall determine whether the costs for purchased fuel and purchased power that the electric utility recorded in its deferred accounts are recoverable and whether the revenues that the electric utility collected from customers in this State for purchased fuel and purchased power are properly recorded and credited in its deferred accounts. The Commission shall not allow the electric utility to recover any costs for purchased fuel and purchased power that were the result of any practice or transaction that was undertaken, managed or performed imprudently by the electric utility.

      11.  If an electric utility files an application to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9 while a general rate application is pending, the electric utility shall:

 


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      (a) Submit with its application to clear its deferred accounts information relating to the cost of service and rate design; and

      (b) Supplement its general rate application with the same information, if such information was not submitted with the general rate application.

      12.  A utility facility identified in a 3-year plan submitted pursuant to NRS 704.741 and accepted by the Commission for acquisition or construction pursuant to NRS 704.751 and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall be deemed to be a prudent investment. The utility may recover all just and reasonable costs of planning and constructing such a facility.

      13.  A PAR carrier may, in accordance with this section and NRS 704.100, file with the Commission a request to approve or change any schedule to provide volume or duration discounts to rates for telecommunication service for an offering made to all or any class of business customers. The Commission may conduct a hearing relating to the request, which must occur within 45 days after the date the request is filed with the Commission. The request and schedule shall be deemed approved if the request and schedule are not disapproved by the Commission within 60 days after the date the Commission receives the request.

      14.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Electric utility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (b) “Electric utility that primarily serves densely populated counties” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (c) “Electric utility that primarily serves less densely populated counties” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (d) “PAR carrier” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.68942.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 704.3296 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.3296  As used in NRS 704.3296 to 704.430, inclusive, and section 2 of this act, unless the context otherwise requires, “electric utility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.7571.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 704.430 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.430  1.  Any person, firm, association or corporation who violates any provisions of NRS 704.3296 to 704.430, inclusive, and section 2 of this act, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250.

      2.  Each day’s operation without a certificate as provided in NRS 704.3296 to 704.430, inclusive, and section 2 of this act or each day that service is discontinued, modified or restricted, as defined in NRS 704.3296 to 704.430, inclusive, and section 2 of this act must be considered a separate offense.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 704.660 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.660  1.  Any public utility which furnishes, for compensation, any water for domestic purposes shall furnish each city, town, village or hamlet which it serves with a reasonably adequate supply of water at reasonable pressure for fire protection and at reasonable rates, all to be fixed and determined by the Commission.

      2.  The duty to furnish a reasonably adequate supply of water provided for in subsection 1 includes the laying of mains with all necessary connections for the proper delivery of the water for fire protection [and also the installing] , the installation of appliances to assure a reasonably sufficient pressure for fire protection [.] and the maintenance of fire hydrants that are the property of the public utility and located either within a public right-of-way or upon private property to which the public utility is permitted reasonable access without cost.

 


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      3.  The Commission may fix and determine reasonable rates and prescribe all installations and appliances adequate for the proper utilization and delivery of water for fire protection. The Commission may adopt regulations and practices to be followed by a utility in furnishing water for fire protection, and has complete jurisdiction of all questions arising under the provisions of this section.

      4.  All proceedings under this section must be conducted pursuant to NRS 703.320 to 703.370, inclusive, and 704.005 to 704.645, inclusive. All violations of any order made by the Commission under the provisions of this section are subject to the penalties for similar violations of the provisions of NRS 704.005 to 704.645, inclusive.

      5.  This section applies to and governs all public utilities furnishing water for domestic use on March 26, 1913, unless otherwise expressly provided in the charters, franchises or permits under which those utilities are acting. Each public utility which supplies water for domestic uses after March 26, 1913, is subject to the provisions of this section, regardless of any conditions to the contrary in any charter, franchise or permit of whatever character granted by any county, city, town, village or hamlet within this State, or of any charter, franchise or permit granted by any authority outside this State.

      Sec. 9.  A public utility that furnishes water for municipal, industrial or domestic purposes or services for the disposal of sewage, or both, and which had an annual gross operating revenue of $1,000,000 or more during calendar year 2005, calendar year 2006 or calendar year 2007 shall, on or before March 1, 2008, submit to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada the plan required pursuant to the provisions of section 3 of this act.

      Sec. 10.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 148, SB 137

Senate Bill No. 137–Committee on Government Affairs

 

CHAPTER 148

 

AN ACT relating to local governmental purchasing; increasing the monetary thresholds at which local governmental purchasing contracts must be advertised or put out to bid; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law, a local government is required to advertise a purchasing contract if the estimated cost to perform the contract exceeds $25,000. (NRS 332.039) Local governmental purchasing contracts that are required to be advertised must be published, and a person who submits a bid on such a contract may protest the awarding of the contract. (NRS 332.045, 332.068) This bill requires a local government to advertise a purchasing contract if the estimated annual cost required to perform the contract exceeds $50,000.

      Under existing law, if the estimated cost to perform a local governmental purchasing contract is more than $10,000 but not more than $25,000, the local government is not required to advertise the contract but is required to submit requests for bids to at least two persons capable of performing the contract, if available. (NRS 332.039) This bill raises the applicable range of estimated costs so that a local government is required to submit such a request for bids in connection with a purchasing contract if the estimated annual cost to perform the contract is more than $25,000 but not more than $50,000.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 332.039 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      332.039  1.  Except as otherwise provided by specific statute:

      (a) A governing body or its authorized representative shall advertise all contracts for which the estimated annual amount required to perform the contract exceeds [$25,000.] $50,000.

      (b) A governing body or its authorized representative may enter into a contract of any nature without advertising if the estimated annual amount required to perform the contract is [$25,000] $50,000 or less.

      (c) If the estimated annual amount required to perform the contract is more than [$10,000] $25,000 but not more than [$25,000,] $50,000, requests for bids must be submitted or caused to be submitted by the governing body or its authorized representative to two or more persons capable of performing the contract, if available. The governing body or its authorized representative shall maintain a record of all requests for bids and all bids received for the contract for at least 7 years after the date of execution of the contract.

      2.  This section does not prohibit a governing body or its authorized representative from advertising for or requesting bids regardless of the estimated annual amount required to perform the contract.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 149, SB 139

Senate Bill No. 139–Committee on Government Affairs

 

CHAPTER 149

 

AN ACT relating to governmental administration; revising requirements pertaining to certain cooperative or interlocal agreements between public agencies; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law, two or more political subdivisions of this State may, by formal resolution or ordinance, enter into a cooperative agreement to perform any governmental function. (NRS 277.045) Section 1 of this bill eliminates the requirement of enacting a formal resolution or ordinance as a condition to entering into such a cooperative agreement unless it is reasonably foreseeable that a political subdivision will be required to expend more than $25,000 to carry out the agreement. Section 1 also requires political subdivisions to maintain for at least 3 years written documentation of such agreements that are expected to cost $25,000 or less to carry out.

      Existing law allows public agencies in this State to enter into agreements or interlocal contracts with other public agencies within and outside this State to carry out certain joint or cooperative action or to perform certain governmental services, activities or undertakings. To become effective, such an agreement or contract is required to be: (1) ratified by the governing bodies of the participating public agencies; (2) approved by the Attorney General; and (3) in writing if it is reasonably foreseeable that a participating public agency will be required to expend $2,000 or more to carry out the agreement or contract. (NRS 277.110, 277.140, 277.180) Sections 2-4 of this bill increase to $25,000 the minimum threshold above which such an agreement or contract is required to be in writing and make the requirements of ratification and approval only applicable to agreements or contracts that exceed the minimum threshold amount. Sections 2-4 also require public agencies to maintain for at least 3 years written documentation of such agreements and contracts that are expected to cost $25,000 or less to carry out.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 277.045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      277.045  1.  Except as limited by NRS 280.105 and 711.175, any two or more political subdivisions of this State, including, without limitation, counties, incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns, school districts and special districts, may enter into a cooperative agreement for the performance of any governmental function. Such an agreement may include the furnishing or exchange of personnel, equipment, property or facilities of any kind, or the payment of money.

      2.  [Every such] If it is reasonably foreseeable that a political subdivision of this State will be required to:

      (a) Expend more than $25,000 to carry out such an agreement, the agreement must be by formal resolution or ordinance of the governing body of each political subdivision included, and must be spread at large upon the minutes, or attached in full thereto as an exhibit, of each governing body.

 


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      (b) Expend $25,000 or less to carry out such an agreement, the governing body of each participating political subdivision shall maintain written documentation of the terms of the agreement for at least 3 years after the date on which the agreement was entered into.

      3.  Each participating political subdivision shall provide in its annual budget for any expense to be incurred under any such agreement, the money for which is not made available through grant, gift or other source.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 277.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      277.110  Except as limited by NRS 280.105 and 711.175:

      1.  Any power, privilege or authority exercised or capable of exercise by a public agency of this State, including, but not limited to, law enforcement, may be exercised jointly with any other public agency of this State, and jointly with any public agency of any other state or of the United States to the extent that the laws of such other state or of the United States permit such joint exercise. Any agency of this State when acting jointly with any other public agency may exercise all the powers, privileges and authority conferred by NRS 277.080 to 277.180, inclusive, upon a public agency.

      2.  Any two or more public agencies may enter into agreements with one another for joint or cooperative action pursuant to the provisions of NRS 277.080 to 277.170, inclusive. [Those agreements become effective only upon ratification by appropriate ordinance, resolution or otherwise pursuant to law on the part of the governing bodies of the participating public agencies.]

      3.  If it is reasonably foreseeable that a participating public agency will be required to [expend $2,000 or] :

      (a) Expend more than $25,000 to carry out such an agreement, the agreement [must] :

             (1) Must be in writing.

             (2) Becomes effective only upon ratification by appropriate ordinance, resolution or otherwise pursuant to law on the part of the governing bodies of the participating public agencies.

      (b) Expend $25,000 or less to carry out such an agreement, each participating public agency shall maintain written documentation of the terms of the agreement for at least 3 years after the date on which the agreement was entered into.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 277.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      277.140  As conditions precedent to the entry into force of any agreement made pursuant to NRS 277.080 to 277.170, inclusive [:] , for which it is reasonably foreseeable that a public agency will be required to expend more than $25,000:

      1.  The agreement must be submitted to the Attorney General, who shall determine whether it is in proper form and compatible with the laws of this State. The Attorney General shall set forth in detail, in writing, addressed to the governing bodies of the public agencies concerned, any specific respects in which he finds that the proposed agreement fails to comply with the requirements of law. Any failure by the Attorney General to disapprove an agreement submitted under the provisions of this section within 30 days after its submission shall be deemed to constitute his approval.

      2.  [If the] The agreement [is in writing, it] must be recorded with the county recorder of each county in which a participating political subdivision of this State is located [,] and filed with the Secretary of State.

 


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      Sec. 4.  NRS 277.180 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      277.180  1.  Any one or more public agencies may contract with any one or more other public agencies to perform any governmental service, activity or undertaking which any of the public agencies entering into the contract is authorized by law to perform. [Such]

      2.  If it is reasonably foreseeable that a public agency will be required to:

      (a) Expend more than $25,000 to carry out a contract , the contract must:

      [(a)] (1) Set forth fully the purposes, powers, rights, objectives and responsibilities of the contracting parties;

             (2) Be ratified by appropriate official action of the governing body of each party to the contract as a condition precedent to its entry into force;

      [(b) Set forth fully the purposes, powers, rights, objectives and responsibilities of the contracting parties; and

      (c)] (3) If an agency of this State is a party to the contract, be approved by the Attorney General as to form and compliance with law [.

Ê If it is reasonably foreseeable that a contracting party will be required to expend $2,000 or more to carry out the contract, the contract must be] ; and

             (4) Be in writing.

      (b) Expend $25,000 or less to carry out a contract, each participating public agency shall maintain written documentation of the terms of the contract for at least 3 years after the date on which the contract was entered into.

      [2.] 3.  The authorized purposes of agreements made pursuant to subsection 1 include, but are not limited to:

      (a) The joint use of hospitals, road construction and repair equipment, and such other facilities or services as may and can be reasonably used for the promotion and protection of the health and welfare of the inhabitants of this State.

      (b) The joint use of county and city personnel, equipment and facilities, including sewer systems, drainage systems, street lighting systems, fire alarm systems, sewage disposal plants, playgrounds, parks and recreational facilities, and public buildings constructed by or under the supervision of the board of county commissioners or the city council of the county and city concerned, upon such terms and agreements, and within such areas within the county as may be determined, for the promotion and protection of health, comfort, safety, life, welfare and property of the inhabitants of the counties and cities.

      (c) The joint employment of clerks, stenographers and other employees in the offices of the city and county auditor, city and county assessor, city and county treasurer, or any other joint city and county office existing or hereafter established in the several counties, upon such terms and conditions as may be determined for the equitable apportionment of the expenses of the joint city and county office.

      (d) The joint and cooperative use of fire-fighting and fire-protection equipment for the protection of property and the prevention and suppression of fire.

      (e) The joint use of county and city personnel, equipment and facilities, upon such terms and conditions, and within such areas within the county as may be determined, for the promotion and protection of the health of the inhabitants of the county and city through the regulation, control and prohibition of the excessive emission of dense smoke and air pollution.

 


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inhabitants of the county and city through the regulation, control and prohibition of the excessive emission of dense smoke and air pollution.

      (f) The joint and cooperative use of law enforcement agencies.

      (g) The joint use or operation of a system of public transportation.

      [3.] 4.  Each public agency which has entered into an agreement pursuant to this section shall annually at the time of preparing its budget include an estimate of the expenses necessary to carry out such agreement, the funds for which are not made available through grant, gift or other source, and provide for such expense as other items are provided in its budget. Each such public agency may furnish property, personnel or services as necessary to carry out the agreement.

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CHAPTER 150, SB 183

Senate Bill No. 183–Committee on Finance

 

CHAPTER 150

 

AN ACT relating to the Public Employees’ Retirement System; revising certain provisions governing administrative positions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law provides for the Executive Officer of the Public Employees’ Retirement Board to select, among other employees, an Administrative Assistant, who serves at the pleasure of the Executive Officer. (NRS 286.160) This bill changes the title of the Administrative Assistant to Administrative Services Coordinator.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 286.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      286.160  1.  The Board shall employ an Executive Officer who serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Executive Officer shall select an Operations Officer, Investment Officer, Assistant Investment Officer, Manager of Information Systems, Administrative [Assistant] Services Coordinator and Administrative Analyst whose appointments are effective upon confirmation by the Board. The Operations Officer, Investment Officer, Assistant Investment Officer, Manager of Information Systems, Administrative [Assistant] Services Coordinator and Administrative Analyst serve at the pleasure of the Executive Officer.

      2.  The Executive Officer, Operations Officer, Investment Officer, Assistant Investment Officer, Manager of Information Systems, Administrative [Assistant] Services Coordinator and Administrative Analyst are entitled to annual salaries fixed by the Board with the approval of the Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee of the Legislature created pursuant to NRS 218.5373. The salaries of these employees are exempt from the limitations of NRS 281.123.

 


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      3.  The Executive Officer must:

      (a) Be a graduate of a 4-year college or university with a degree in business administration or public administration or equivalent degree.

      (b) Possess at least 5 years’ experience in a high level administrative or executive capacity, including responsibility for a variety of administrative functions such as retirement, insurance, investment or fiscal operations.

      4.  The Operations Officer, Investment Officer, Assistant Investment Officer, Manager of Information Systems and Administrative Analyst must each be a graduate of a 4-year college or university with a degree in business administration or public administration or an equivalent degree.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 284.143, the Executive Officer shall not pursue any other business or occupation or perform the duties of any other office of profit during normal office hours unless on leave approved in advance. The Executive Officer shall not participate in any business enterprise or investment in real or personal property if the System owns or has a direct financial interest in that enterprise or property.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 151, SB 264

Senate Bill No. 264–Senators Cegavske, Beers, Care, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads and Washington

 

CHAPTER 151

 

AN ACT relating to education; providing for the issuance and renewal of a special qualifications license to an applicant who satisfies certain certification, examination and other requirements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law, a person may be issued a special qualifications license to teach if he satisfies certain requirements. (NRS 391.019) This bill provides that such a license may also be issued to a person who holds a Passport to Teaching certification from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, passes certain examinations required by this State and agrees to participate in a program of mentoring for the first year of his employment as a teacher with a school district or charter school.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 391.019 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      391.019  1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 391.027, the Commission:

      (a) Shall adopt regulations:

             (1) Prescribing the qualifications for licensing teachers and other educational personnel, including, without limitation, the qualifications for a license to teach middle school or junior high school education, and the procedures for the issuance and renewal of such licenses.

 


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             (2) Identifying fields of specialization in teaching which require the specialized training of teachers.

             (3) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 391.125, requiring teachers to obtain from the Department an endorsement in a field of specialization to be eligible to teach in that field of specialization.

             (4) Setting forth the educational requirements a teacher must satisfy to qualify for an endorsement in each field of specialization.

             (5) Setting forth the qualifications and requirements for obtaining a license or endorsement to teach American Sign Language, including, without limitation, being qualified to engage in the practice of interpreting pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 656A.100.

             (6) Except as otherwise authorized by subsection 4 of NRS 656A.100, requiring teachers and other educational personnel to satisfy the qualifications set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 656A.100 if they:

                   (I) Provide instruction or other educational services; and

                   (II) Concurrently engage in the practice of interpreting, as defined in NRS 656A.060.

             (7) Providing for the issuance and renewal of a special qualifications license to an applicant who holds a master’s degree or a doctoral degree from an accredited degree-granting postsecondary educational institution in a field for which the applicant will provide instruction in a classroom and who has:

                   (I) At least 2 years of experience teaching at an accredited degree-granting postsecondary educational institution in a field for which the applicant will provide instruction in a classroom and at least 3 years of experience working in that field; or

                   (II) At least 5 years of experience working in a field for which the applicant will provide instruction in a classroom.

             (8) Requiring an applicant for a special qualifications license to:

                   (I) Pass each examination required by NRS 391.021 for the specific subject or subjects in which the applicant will provide instruction; or

                   (II) Hold a valid license issued by a professional licensing board of any state that is directly related to the subject area of the master’s degree or doctoral degree held by the applicant.

             (9) Setting forth the subject areas that may be taught by a person who holds a special qualifications license, based upon the subject area of the master’s degree or doctoral degree held by that person.

             (10) Providing for the issuance and renewal of a special qualifications license to [teach to a person] an applicant who:

                   (I) Holds a graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the field for which he will be providing instruction;

                   (II) Is not licensed to teach public school in another state;

                   (III) Has at least 5 years of experience teaching with satisfactory evaluations at a school that is accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education; and

                   (IV) Submits proof of participation in a program of student teaching or mentoring or agrees to participate in a program of mentoring for the first year of his employment as a teacher with a school district or charter school.

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             (11) If the Commission approves the Passport to Teaching certification from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence as an alternative route to licensure, providing for the issuance and renewal of a special qualifications license to an applicant who:

                   (I) Holds a Passport to Teaching certification from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence;

                   (II) Passes each examination required by NRS 391.021 for the specific subject or subjects in which the applicant will provide instruction; and

                   (III) Agrees to participate in a program of mentoring prescribed by the Commission for the first year of his employment as a teacher with a school district or charter school.

      (b) May adopt such other regulations as it deems necessary for its own government or to carry out its duties.

      2.  Any regulation which increases the amount of education, training or experience required for licensing:

      (a) Must, in addition to the requirements for publication in chapter 233B of NRS, be publicized before its adoption in a manner reasonably calculated to inform those persons affected by the change.

      (b) Must not become effective until at least 1 year after the date it is adopted by the Commission.

      (c) Is not applicable to a license in effect on the date the regulation becomes effective.

      3.  A person who is licensed pursuant to subparagraph (7) , [or] (10) or (11) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1:

      (a) Shall comply with all applicable statutes and regulations.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, is entitled to all benefits, rights and privileges conferred by statutes and regulations on licensed teachers.

      (c) Except as otherwise provided by specific statute, if he is employed as a teacher by the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of a charter school, is entitled to all benefits, rights and privileges conferred by statutes and regulations on the licensed employees of a school district or charter school, as applicable.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 391.031 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      391.031  There are the following kinds of licenses for teachers and other educational personnel in this State:

      1.  A license to teach elementary education, which authorizes the holder to teach in any elementary school in the State.

      2.  A license to teach middle school or junior high school education, which authorizes the holder to teach in his major or minor field of preparation or in both fields in grades 7, 8 and 9 at any middle school or junior high school. He may teach only in these fields unless an exception is approved pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission.

      3.  A license to teach secondary education, which authorizes the holder to teach in his major or minor field of preparation or in both fields in any secondary school. He may teach only in these fields unless an exception is approved pursuant to regulations adopted by the Commission.

      4.  A special license, which authorizes the holder to teach or perform other educational functions in a school or program as designated in the license.

 


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      5.  A special license designated as a special qualifications license, which authorizes the holder to teach only in the grades and subject areas designated in the license. A special qualifications license is valid for 3 years and may be renewed in accordance with the applicable regulations of the Commission adopted pursuant to subparagraph (7) , (10) or (11) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 391.037 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      391.037  1.  The State Board shall:

      (a) Prescribe by regulation the standards for approval of a course of study or training offered by an educational institution to qualify a person to be a teacher or administrator or to perform other educational functions.

      (b) Maintain descriptions of the approved courses of study required to qualify for endorsements in fields of specialization and provide to an applicant, upon request, the approved course of study for a particular endorsement.

      2.  Except for an applicant who submits an application for the issuance of a license pursuant to subparagraph (7) , [or] (10) or (11) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019, an applicant for a license as a teacher or administrator or to perform some other educational function must submit with his application, in the form prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, proof that he has satisfactorily completed a course of study and training approved by the State Board pursuant to subsection 1.

      Sec. 4.  If the Commission on Professional Standards in Education adopts regulations pursuant to subparagraph (11) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 391.019, as amended by section 1 of this act, providing an alternative route to licensure for persons who hold a Passport to Teaching certification from the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, the Commission shall, on or before July 1 of each year, submit to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to the Legislative Committee on Education a report which includes, without limitation:

      1.  The number of applicants for licensure under those provisions;

      2.  The number of teachers who are licensed under those provisions that are subsequently employed by a school district in this State;

      3.  The assessment of such teachers by the principals of the schools at which the teachers are employed; and

      4.  Any recommendations for legislation that may improve the effectiveness of the alternative route to licensure.

      Sec. 5.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007, and expires by limitation on June 30, 2011.

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CHAPTER 152, SB 265

Senate Bill No. 265–Senator Carlton (by request)

 

CHAPTER 152

 

AN ACT relating to dentistry; providing for the issuance of subpoenas by the Executive Director of the Board of Dental Examiners of Nevada under certain circumstances; revising the requirements for the issuance of a permanent license for an applicant who holds a temporary license; eliminating the requirement that the Board meet at least annually to examine applicants for licenses; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Section 1 of this bill removes the requirement that the Board of Dental Examiners of Nevada meet at least once each year to examine applicants for licenses and removes the requirement that examinations be conducted by members of the Board or its appointees. Section 3 of this bill requires a person who applies for a license without examination to file an application at least 45 days before the Board is scheduled to take action on the application. Section 4 of this bill specifies that an applicant for a license to practice dentistry must pass a clinical examination approved by the Board and the American Board of Dental Examiners. Sections 5 and 6 of this bill eliminate the requirement that a person who holds a temporary license and wishes to apply for a permanent license must not have been involved in any disciplinary action during the period he held the temporary license. Section 7 of this bill authorizes the Board to adopt regulations setting forth a procedure pursuant to which the Executive Director of the Board may issue subpoenas on behalf of the Board. Section 8 of this bill prohibits a dentist from practicing dentistry in a manner or place that is not permitted by the provisions of chapter 631 of NRS. Section 8 also provides that a first or second offense is a gross misdemeanor and a third or subsequent offense is a category D felony.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 631.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.170  1.  The Board shall meet [at least once annually] whenever necessary to examine applicants. The dates of the examinations must be fixed by the Board. The Board may conduct examinations outside [of] this State, and for this purpose may use the facilities of dental colleges . [, but all examinations must be conducted by members of the Board or examiners appointed by the Board.]

      2.  The Board may also meet at such other times and places and for such other purposes as it may deem proper.

      3.  A quorum consists of five members who are dentists and two members who are dental hygienists.

      Sec. 2.  (Deleted by amendment.)

      Sec. 3.  NRS 631.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.220  1.  Every applicant for a license to practice dental hygiene or dentistry, or any of its special branches, [shall:] must:

      (a) File an application with the Board at least 45 days before [the] :

             (1) The date on which the examination [is to] will be given [.] ; or

 


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             (2) If an examination is not required for the issuance of a license, the date on which the Board is scheduled to take action on the application.

      (b) Accompany the application with a recent photograph of himself together with the required [examination] fee and such other documentation as the Board may require by regulation.

      (c) Submit with the application a complete set of fingerprints and written permission authorizing the Board to forward the fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report.

      2.  An application must include all information required to complete the application.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 631.240 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.240  1.  Any person desiring to obtain a license to practice dentistry in this State, after having complied with the regulations of the Board to determine eligibility:

      (a) Must present to the Board a certificate granted by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations which contains a notation that the applicant has passed the National Board Dental Examination with an average score of at least 75; and

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, must:

             (1) Successfully [complete] pass a clinical examination [given] approved by the Board [which examines the applicant’s practical knowledge of dentistry and which includes demonstrations of the applicant’s skill in dentistry;] and the American Board of Dental Examiners; or

             (2) Present to the Board a certificate granted by the Western Regional Examining Board which contains a notation that the applicant has passed, within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the application, a clinical examination administered by the Western Regional Examining Board.

      2.  The Board shall examine each applicant in writing on the contents and interpretation of this chapter and the regulations of the Board.

      3.  All persons who have satisfied the requirements for licensure as a dentist must be registered as licensed dentists on the board register, as provided in this chapter, and are entitled to receive a certificate of registration, signed by all members of the Board.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 631.272 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.272  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Board shall, without a clinical examination required by NRS 631.240, issue a temporary license to practice dentistry to a person who:

      (a) Has a license to practice dentistry issued pursuant to the laws of another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

      (b) Has practiced dentistry pursuant to the laws of another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, for a minimum of 5 years;

      (c) Has not had his license to practice dentistry revoked or suspended in this State, another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

      (d) Has not been refused a license to practice dentistry in this State, another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

      (e) Is not involved in or does not have pending a disciplinary action concerning his license to practice dentistry in this State, another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

 


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      (f) Pays the application, examination and renewal fees in the same manner as a person licensed pursuant to NRS 631.240;

      (g) Submits all information required to complete an application for a license; and

      (h) Satisfies the requirements of NRS 631.230.

      2.  A person to whom a temporary license is issued pursuant to subsection 1 may:

      (a) Practice dentistry for the duration of the temporary license; and

      (b) Apply for a permanent license to practice dentistry without a clinical examination required by NRS 631.240 if [:

             (1) The] the person has held a temporary license to practice dentistry pursuant to subsection 1 for a minimum of 2 years . [; and

             (2) The person has not been involved in any disciplinary action during the time he has held a temporary license pursuant to subsection 1.]

      3.  The Board shall examine each applicant in writing on the contents and interpretation of this chapter and the regulations of the Board.

      4.  The Board shall not, on or after July 1, 2006, issue any additional temporary licenses to practice dentistry pursuant to this section.

      5.  Any person who, on July 1, 2006, holds a temporary license to practice dentistry issued pursuant to this section may, subject to the regulatory and disciplinary authority of the Board, practice dentistry under the temporary license until December 31, 2008, or until the person is qualified to apply for and is issued or denied a permanent license to practice dentistry in accordance with this section, whichever period is shorter.

      6.  The Board may revoke a temporary license at any time upon submission of substantial evidence to the Board that the holder of the license violated any provision of this chapter or the regulations of the Board.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 631.273 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.273  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Board shall, without a clinical examination required by NRS 631.300, issue a temporary license to practice dental hygiene to a person who:

      (a) Has a license to practice dental hygiene issued pursuant to the laws of another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

      (b) Satisfies the requirements of NRS 631.290;

      (c) Has practiced dental hygiene pursuant to the laws of another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date that he applies for a temporary license;

      (d) Has not had his license to practice dental hygiene revoked or suspended in this State, another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

      (e) Has not been denied a license to practice dental hygiene in this State, another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

      (f) Is not involved in or does not have pending a disciplinary action concerning his license to practice dental hygiene in this State, another state or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia;

      (g) Pays the application, examination and renewal fees in the same manner as a person licensed pursuant to NRS 631.300; and

      (h) Submits all information required to complete an application for a license.

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      (a) Practice dental hygiene for the duration of the temporary license; and

      (b) Apply for a permanent license to practice dental hygiene without a clinical examination required by NRS 631.300 if [:

             (1) The] the person has held a temporary license to practice dental hygiene issued pursuant to this section for at least 2 years . [; and

             (2) The person has not been involved in any disciplinary action during the time he has held a temporary license issued pursuant to this section.]

      3.  The Board shall examine each applicant in writing concerning the contents and interpretation of this chapter and the regulations of the Board.

      4.  The Board shall not, on or after July 1, 2006, issue any additional temporary licenses to practice dental hygiene pursuant to this section.

      5.  Any person who, on July 1, 2006, holds a temporary license to practice dental hygiene issued pursuant to this section may, subject to the regulatory and disciplinary authority of the Board, practice dental hygiene under the temporary license until December 31, 2008, or until the person is qualified to apply for and is issued or denied a permanent license to practice dental hygiene in accordance with this section, whichever period is shorter.

      6.  The Board may revoke a temporary license at any time upon submission of substantial evidence to the Board that the holder of the license violated any provision of this chapter or the regulations of the Board.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 631.360 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.360  1.  The Board may, upon its own motion, and shall, upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts which, if proven, would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of a license or certificate under this chapter, investigate the actions of any person holding a certificate.

      2.  The Board shall, before refusing to issue, or before suspending or revoking any certificate, at least 10 days before the date set for the hearing, notify in writing the applicant or the holder of the certificate of any charges made. The notice may be served by delivery of it personally to the accused person or by mailing it by registered or certified mail to the place of business last specified by the accused person, as registered with the Board.

      3.  At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges. If the Board receives a report pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 228.420, a hearing must be held within 30 days after receiving the report.

      4.  The Board may compel the attendance of witnesses or the production of documents or objects by subpoena. The Board may adopt regulations that set forth a procedure pursuant to which the Executive Director may issue subpoenas on behalf of the Board. Any person who is subpoenaed [by the Board] pursuant to this subsection may request the Board to modify the terms of the subpoena or grant additional time for compliance.

      5.  The Board may obtain a search warrant from a magistrate upon a showing that the warrant is needed for an investigation or hearing being conducted by the Board and that reasonable cause exists to issue the warrant.

      6.  If the Board is not sitting at the time and place fixed in the notice, or at the time and place to which the hearing has been continued, the Board shall continue the hearing for a period not to exceed 30 days.

      Sec. 7.5.  NRS 631.366 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.366  1.  The district court for the county in which any investigation or hearing is being conducted by the Board may compel the attendance of witnesses, the giving of testimony and the production of books and papers as required by any subpoena issued by or on behalf of the Board.

 


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witnesses, the giving of testimony and the production of books and papers as required by any subpoena issued by or on behalf of the Board.

      2.  If any witness refuses to attend or testify or produce any papers required by a subpoena, the Board may so report to the district court for the county in which the investigation or hearing is pending by petition, setting forth:

      (a) That due notice has been given of the time and place of attendance of the witness or the production of the books and papers;

      (b) That the witness has been subpoenaed in the manner prescribed in this chapter;

      (c) That the witness has failed and refused to attend or produce the papers required by subpoena before the Board in the investigation or hearing named in the subpoena, or has refused to answer questions propounded to him in the course of the investigation or hearing;

      (d) That the subpoena identified specifically any documents or the subject of any testimony required;

      (e) That the documents or testimony were relevant to the allegations being investigated or heard; and

      (f) That no reasonable cause exists for the failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena,

Ê and requesting an order of the court compelling the witness to attend and testify or produce the books or papers before the Board.

      3.  The court, upon petition of the Board, shall enter an order directing the witness to appear before the court at a time and place to be fixed by the court in its order, not more than 10 days after the service of the order, and show cause why he has not attended or testified or produced the books or papers before the Board. A certified copy of the order must be served upon the witness. If it appears to the court that the subpoena was regularly issued by or on behalf of the Board and there is no reasonable cause for the refusal or failure to comply, the court shall thereupon enter an order that the witness appear before the Board at the time and place fixed in the order and testify or produce the required books or papers, and upon failure to obey the order the witness must be dealt with as if in contempt of court.

      4.  The court may consider, in determining whether reasonable cause existed for the witness’ refusal or failure to comply with the subpoena, such factors as:

      (a) The burden or cost of compliance, financial or otherwise, to the witness;

      (b) The time allowed for compliance;

      (c) The extent of the information requested in relation to the nature of the underlying charge; and

      (d) The extent of the statistical information necessary to investigate the charge adequately.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 631.400 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      631.400  1.  A person who engages in the illegal practice of dentistry in this State [, or] is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      2.  A person who practices or offers to practice dental hygiene in this State without a license, or who, having a license, practices dental hygiene in a manner or place not permitted by the provisions of this chapter:

 


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      (a) If it is his first or second offense, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (b) If it is his third or subsequent offense, is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      [2.] 3.  Unless a greater penalty is provided by specific statute, a person who is licensed to practice dentistry who practices dentistry in a manner or place not permitted by the provisions of this chapter:

      (a) If it is his first or second offense, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (b) If it is his third or subsequent offense, is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      4.  The Board may assign [such] a person described in subsection 1, 2 or 3 specific duties as a condition of renewing his license.

      [3.  Whenever]

      5.  If a person has engaged or is about to engage in any acts or practices which constitute or will constitute an offense against this chapter, the district court of any county, on application of the Board, may issue an injunction or other appropriate order restraining the conduct. Proceedings under this subsection are governed by Rule 65 of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, except that no bond or undertaking is required in any action commenced by the Board.

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CHAPTER 153, SB 282

Senate Bill No. 282–Committee on Finance

 

CHAPTER 153

 

AN ACT making supplemental appropriations to the Department of Corrections for increased costs at various facilities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the State General Fund to the Department of Corrections the sum of $7,554,981 for unanticipated revenue shortfalls, personnel, operating, maintenance, inmate transportation, inmate-driven expenses and utilities for the Fiscal Year 2006-2007 allocated as follows:

      1.  Revenue shortfalls of $640,709 allocated as follows:

      (a) Office of the Director................................................................................................................................................ $1,776

      (b) Nevada State Prison............................................................................................................................................... $28,276

      (c) Ely State Prison........................................................................................................................................................ $26,101

      (d) Casa Grande Transitional Housing................................................................................................................... $584,556

      2.  Personnel expenses of $1,698,657 allocated as follows:

      (a) Medical care.......................................................................................................................................................... $802,743

      (b) Office of the Director........................................................................................................................................... $407,273

      (c) Southern Nevada Correctional Center.................................................................................................................. $2,368

      (d) Northern Nevada Correctional Center.............................................................................................................. $283,327

      (e) Nevada State Prison............................................................................................................................................. $129,388

      (f) Wells Conservation Camp....................................................................................................................................... $6,929

 


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      (g) Humboldt Conservation Camp............................................................................................................................ $13,630

      (h) Lovelock Correctional Center.............................................................................................................................. $52,999

      3.  Operating expenses of $45,740 allocated as follows:

      (a) Nevada State Prison............................................................................................................................................... $18,703

      (b) Southern Desert Correctional Center..................................................................................................................... $1,152

      (c) Ely State Prison........................................................................................................................................................ $25,885

      4.  General maintenance expenses allocated to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center........................... $7,398

      5.  Maintenance contract expenses allocated to Nevada State Prison................................................................... $628

      6.  Inmate transportation expenses allocated to the Office of the Director........................................................... $982

      7.  Inmate-driven expenses of $3,003,130 allocated as follows:

      (a) Medical care....................................................................................................................................................... $2,213,205

      (b) Northern Nevada Correctional Center................................................................................................................ $66,873

      (c) Nevada State Prison............................................................................................................................................... $30,754

      (d) Southern Desert Correctional Center................................................................................................................ $248,480

      (e) Jean Conservation Camp...................................................................................................................................... $24,643

      (f) Ely State Prison...................................................................................................................................................... $186,155

      (g) High Desert State Prison...................................................................................................................................... $233,020

      8.  Utility expenses of $2,157,737 allocated as follows:

      (a) Northern Nevada Correctional Center.............................................................................................................. $535,100

      (b) Nevada State Prison............................................................................................................................................. $220,022

      (c) Southern Desert Correctional Center................................................................................................................. $237,009

      (d) Jean Conservation Camp...................................................................................................................................... $54,880

      (e) Silver Springs Conservation Camp......................................................................................................................... $3,885

      (f) Ely State Prison...................................................................................................................................................... $187,997

      (g) High Desert State Prison...................................................................................................................................... $918,844

      Sec. 2.  The appropriation made in section 1 of this act is supplemental to that made by section 23 of chapter 434, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 1941.

      Sec. 3.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 154, SB 330

Senate Bill No. 330–Senators Coffin, Beers, Care, Cegavske, Hardy, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

CHAPTER 154

 

AN ACT relating to correctional institutions; changing the name of the Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      This bill honors Florence McClure’s contributions to improving conditions for incarcerated women by changing the name of the Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility to the “Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center.”

 

 

      Whereas, Florence McClure’s tireless efforts to improve conditions for women in this State earned her the nickname “Hurricane Flo”; and

      Whereas, Florence McClure cofounded Community Action Against Rape, now known as the Rape Crisis Center, which changed for the better the way law enforcement personnel treated victims of rape; and

      Whereas, Florence McClure lobbied successfully for the placement of the women’s prison near a major metropolitan area to allow the prisoners to be closer to their children; and

      Whereas, Florence McClure’s advocacy for women in this State has led to improved police-community relations, better investigation of sex crimes and improvements for female prisoners; now, therefore,

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Section 22 of chapter 327, Statutes of Nevada 2003, at page 1834, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 22.  Department of Corrections.

             For the support of the:

                   Office of the Director.................................................................. $11,862,833................................................................................................ $13,043,522

                   Medical care................................................................................... 26,752,246.................................................................................................. 27,599,450

                   Correctional Programs.................................................................... 2,987,921..................................................................................................... 3,065,229

                   Southern Nevada Correctional Center............................................ 366,954........................................................................................................ 365,353

                   Southern Desert Correctional Center......................................... 16,419,226.................................................................................................. 16,605,521

                   Nevada State Prison...................................................................... 13,454,412.................................................................................................. 13,679,990

                   Northern Nevada Correctional Center....................................... 18,611,216.................................................................................................. 18,644,759

                   Warm Springs Correctional Center............................................... 6,343,810..................................................................................................... 6,474,105

                   Ely State Prison.............................................................................. 22,004,982.................................................................................................. 22,825,287

                   Lovelock Correctional Center..................................................... 18,989,923.................................................................................................. 19,584,318

 


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                   [Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility] Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center........................................... $8,556,348.................................................................................................. $9,224,405

                   Stewart Conservation Camp......................................................... 1,358,187..................................................................................................... 1,342,476

                   Ely Conservation Camp................................................................. 1,058,205..................................................................................................... 1,095,526

                   Humboldt Conservation Camp........................................................ 997,036..................................................................................................... 1,031,581

                   Indian Springs Conservation Camp............................................. 1,833,574..................................................................................................... 1,852,991

                   Jean Conservation Camp............................................................... 1,318,608..................................................................................................... 1,347,132

                   Pioche Conservation Camp........................................................... 1,327,112..................................................................................................... 1,353,715

                   Carlin Conservation Camp............................................................ 1,053,002..................................................................................................... 1,072,498

                   Wells Conservation Camp................................................................. 999,974..................................................................................................... 1,046,566

                   Silver Springs Conservation Camp............................................... 1,095,350..................................................................................................... 1,112,111

                   Tonopah Conservation Camp...................................................... 1,006,767........................................................................................................ 999,159

                   Northern Nevada Restitution Center............................................... 476,667........................................................................................................ 462,005

                   High Desert State Prison............................................................... 22,582,740.................................................................................................. 24,893,424

      Sec. 2.  Section 1 of chapter 328, Statutes of Nevada 2003, at page 1845, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  Expenditure of the following sums not appropriated from the State General Fund or the State Highway Fund is hereby authorized during the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2003, and ending June 30, 2004, and beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005, by the various officers, departments, boards, agencies, commissions and institutions of the state government mentioned in this act:

 

                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

Office of the Governor

       Office of the Governor.................................................................................... $46,938.... $0

       Washington office........................................................................................... 267,079........................................................................................................ 267,079

       Agency for Nuclear Projects....................................................................... 3,100,000..................................................................................................... 3,100,000

       Governor’s Office of Consumer Health Assistance.................................. 454,497........................................................................................................ 461,955

       Energy Conservation....................................................................................... 674,281........................................................................................................ 580,516

Attorney General

       Attorney General Administration Account............................................ $9,490,020.................................................................................................. $9,393,045

       Crime Prevention Program............................................................................... 29,051.......................................................................................................... 29,051

       Tort claim fund............................................................................................. 5,942,203..................................................................................................... 6,275,207

       Fraud Control Unit for Industrial Insurance............................................ 2,589,542..................................................................................................... 2,480,899

       Medicaid Fraud Control Unit..................................................................... 1,769,244..................................................................................................... 1,598,588

       Insurance Fraud Control Unit.................................................................... 1,070,216..................................................................................................... 1,202,643

       Office of the Extradition Coordinator......................................................... 107,924........................................................................................................ 113,320

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

       Bureau of Consumer Protection.............................................................. $3,096,112.................................................................................................. $3,045,242

       Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys............................................... 129,966........................................................................................................ 126,035

       Victims of Domestic Violence.................................................................... 2,232,006..................................................................................................... 2,002,922

Secretary of State............................................................................................. $3,400,347.................................................................................................. $3,545,550

Secretary of State, HAVA Election Reform.............................................. $10,700,000.................................................................................................. $3,592,283

Commission on Ethics......................................................................................... $235,523...................................................................................................... $234,983

State Treasurer...................................................................................................... $383,963.............................. $387,525

       Unclaimed Property......................................................................................... 794,581........................................................................................................ 814,530

       Higher Education Tuition Administration................................................... 667,896........................................................................................................ 677,500

       Millennium Scholarship Administration...................................................... 354,375........................................................................................................ 325,732

       Municipal bond bank revenue................................................................. 82,277,041.................................................................................................. 87,505,307

       Municipal bond bank debt service.......................................................... 83,441,702.................................................................................................. 88,668,860

       Nevada College Savings Trust....................................................................... 293,338........................................................................................................ 293,854

Legislative Fund

       Legislative Counsel Bureau...................................................................... $1,089,709...................................................................................................... $327,116

Judicial Branch

       Administrative Office of the Courts....................................................... $1,700,273.................................................................................................. $1,786,295

       Supreme Court.............................................................................................. 5,206,499..................................................................................................... 5,206,499

       Supreme Court Rural Drug Court.............................................................. 2,509,317..................................................................................................... 3,345,755

       Uniform system for judicial records.......................................................... 1,307,920..................................................................................................... 1,526,821

       Supreme Court Law Library............................................................................... 6,047............................................................................................................. 6,047

       Retired justice duty fund................................................................................ 601,822........................................................................................................ 623,986

       Judicial education............................................................................................ 897,874..................................................................................................... 1,061,773

       District judges’ travel....................................................................................... 300,363........................................................................................................ 301,755

Department of Administration

       Administrative Services Division............................................................. $1,672,095.................................................................................................. $1,691,629

       Budget Division................................................................................................ 271,434........................................................................................................ 300,789

       Insurance and Loss Prevention............................................................... 23,418,403.................................................................................................. 21,660,239

       Fund for hospital care to indigent persons............................................... 6,438,391..................................................................................................... 7,018,027

       Supplemental account for medical assistance to indigent persons... 12,983,897.................................................................................................. 10,734,474

       Mail room...................................................................................................... 7,181,000............................. 7,205,695

             Mail services equipment........................................................................... 248,660........................................................................................................ 346,995

       State Printing Office..................................................................................... 3,435,567..................................................................................................... 3,535,352

             Printing office equipment......................................................................... 124,903.......................................................................................................... 77,084

       State Public Works Board inspection account........................................ 4,621,935..................................................................................................... 4,784,712

       Buildings and Grounds Division.............................................................. 15,777,736.................................................................................................. 16,330,980

       Clear Creek Youth Center.............................................................................. 173,069........................................................................................................ 174,157

       Marlette Lake Water System......................................................................... 390,431........................................................................................................ 400,315

       Motor Pool Division..................................................................................... 3,917,444..................................................................................................... 4,129,534

             Motor pool vehicle purchase................................................................ 1,923,677..................................................................................................... 1,737,060

       Purchasing Division...................................................................................... 2,695,509..................................................................................................... 2,597,380

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

       Purchasing equipment purchase................................................................. $107,165...................................................................................................... $130,923

       Commodity food program......................................................................... 6,633,101..................................................................................................... 6,719,467

       Hearings Division.......................................................................................... 4,159,969..................................................................................................... 4,159,397

Fund for compensation of victims of crime................................................ $6,009,776.................................................................................................. $6,082,392

Deferred Compensation Committee................................................................... $67,288........................................................................................................ $76,486

Information Technology Projects..................................................................... $427,224...................................................................................................... $255,627

Department of Personnel.............................................................................. $10,647,081................................................................................................ $10,804,558

       Unemployment compensation account................................................... 1,532,236..................................................................................................... 1,688,198

Commission on Tourism

       Division of Tourism................................................................................. $13,355,362................................................................................................ $14,078,221

       Nevada Magazine........................................................................................ 2,563,145..................................................................................................... 2,733,676

Commission on Economic Development

       Commission on Economic Development................................................. $465,000...................................................................................................... $165,000

       Nevada film office.......................................................................................... 849,401........................................................................................................ 860,966

       Rural community development................................................................. 3,261,000..................................................................................................... 3,261,000

       Procurement outreach..................................................................................... 305,000........................................................................................................ 306,000

Department of Taxation..................................................................................... $806,989...................................................................................................... $808,553

Department of Information Technology

       Director’s Office......................................................................................... $2,509,580.................................................................................................. $2,485,512

       Applications, Design and Development Division.................................... 6,544,718..................................................................................................... 6,684,413

       Computing Division................................................................................... 17,181,077.................................................................................................. 16,861,779

       Data Communications and Technical Services Division...................... 4,895,624..................................................................................................... 5,051,066

       Planning and Research Unit....................................................................... 1,811,966..................................................................................................... 1,820,746

       Telecommunications Unit........................................................................... 5,501,861..................................................................................................... 4,583,905

       Communications Unit................................................................................. 2,239,088..................................................................................................... 2,106,818

Department of Education

       Education, state programs........................................................................... $166,847...................................................................................................... $138,653

       Discretionary grants - Unrestricted............................................................ 2,859,517..................................................................................................... 2,859,517

       Improve America’s Schools Title I......................................................... 54,057,667.................................................................................................. 53,988,780

       Improve America’s Schools Titles VI & II............................................ 24,340,022.................................................................................................. 24,340,022

       Individuals with Disabilities Education Act........................................... 52,824,112.................................................................................................. 52,824,201

       Education support services......................................................................... 1,505,760..................................................................................................... 1,722,050

       NDE, Staffing services.................................................................................... 422,358........................................................................................................ 431,334

       Occupational education.............................................................................. 7,927,205..................................................................................................... 7,927,205

       Nutrition education.................................................................................... 52,044,375.................................................................................................. 55,918,492

       Continuing education.................................................................................. 4,155,753..................................................................................................... 4,155,753

       Drug abuse education.................................................................................. 2,219,967..................................................................................................... 2,219,967

       Discretionary grants - Restricted................................................................ 9,333,638..................................................................................................... 9,306,476

       Teacher education and licensing............................................................... 1,121,794..................................................................................................... 1,206,735

       School health education—AIDS................................................................... 227,814........................................................................................................ 219,648

       Other state education programs......................................................................... 7,450............................................................................................................. 7,450

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

       Student incentive grants............................................................................... $526,660...................................................................................................... $526,664

       Gear-Up.......................................................................................................... 1,164,208............................. 1,225,180

Commission on Postsecondary Education........................................................ $96,609........................................................................................................ $96,426

University and Community College System of Nevada

       System administration.................................................................................. $111,460...................................................................................................... $111,460

       Agricultural experiment station.................................................................. 1,242,371..................................................................................................... 1,242,371

       Cooperative extension services.................................................................. 1,741,397..................................................................................................... 1,759,232

       University of Nevada, Reno..................................................................... 38,040,364.................................................................................................. 41,302,377

       School of Medical Sciences........................................................................ 2,173,278..................................................................................................... 2,193,544

       State health laboratory................................................................................... 650,656........................................................................................................ 670,176

       University of Nevada, Las Vegas............................................................ 57,326,053.................................................................................................. 62,614,883

       Law school..................................................................................................... 2,460,184............................. 2,464,984

       Dental school................................................................................................. 2,212,581..................................................................................................... 3,190,335

       Community College of Southern Nevada............................................. 23,229,863.................................................................................................. 25,367,869

       Western Nevada Community College...................................................... 2,478,244..................................................................................................... 2,562,614

       Truckee Meadows Community College................................................... 7,164,522..................................................................................................... 7,630,554

       Great Basin College...................................................................................... 1,517,644..................................................................................................... 1,565,403

       Nevada State College at Henderson............................................................ 392,035........................................................................................................ 664,893

       Desert Research Institute................................................................................ 148,486........................................................................................................ 148,486

W.I.C.H.E. Loan Fund........................................................................................ $591,993...................................................................................................... $592,793

Department of Cultural Affairs

       Cultural Affairs administration..................................................................... $18,440........................................................................................................ $18,740

       State Railroad Museums................................................................................ 241,973........................................................................................................ 994,442

       Lost City Museum............................................................................................. 73,136.......................................................................................................... 74,937

       Nevada Museum and Historical Society, Las Vegas.................................. 35,745.......................................................................................................... 37,185

       Nevada State Museum, Carson City........................................................... 325,016........................................................................................................ 330,202

       Nevada Historical Society, Reno.................................................................... 57,446.......................................................................................................... 60,000

       Office of Historic Preservation...................................................................... 602,788........................................................................................................ 595,183

       State Arts Council............................................................................................ 551,591........................................................................................................ 801,591

       Nevada State Library.................................................................................. 1,026,399..................................................................................................... 1,029,719

       Literacy program................................................................................................ 84,150.......................................................................................................... 84,150

       Archives and records............................................................................................ 6,446............................................................................................................. 6,446

       Records management and micrographics................................................... 710,871........................................................................................................ 721,000

       Central libraries automated network............................................................ 429,957........................................................................................................ 436,460

Department of Human Resources

       State Public Defender................................................................................ $1,112,036.................................................................................................. $1,107,133

       Indian Affairs Commission.............................................................................. 10,000...... 0

       DHR administration..................................................................................... 2,023,297..................................................................................................... 2,085,315

       Developmental Disabilities............................................................................. 446,374........................................................................................................ 446,374

       HR, Grants Management Unit................................................................. 28,194,390.................................................................................................. 27,621,238

       DHR, Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement.................................................... 300,000........................................................................................................ 225,000

       Community Based Services....................................................................... 3,940,993..................................................................................................... 3,075,358

       Fund for a Healthy Nevada..................................................................... 16,984,163.................................................................................................. 16,977,184

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

       Health Care Financing and Policy.......................................................... $4,646,736.................................................................................................. $4,555,989

       Intergovernmental transfer account....................................................... 75,367,698.................................................................................................. 80,334,362

       Nevada Medicaid.................................................................................... 663,801,202................................................................................................ 733,033,652

       Nevada Check-Up Program..................................................................... 21,883,794.................................................................................................. 24,605,246

Aging Services Division

       Aging services grants.................................................................................. $6,811,113.................................................................................................. $5,953,313

       Senior Services Program.............................................................................. 8,603,108..................................................................................................... 9,295,790

       EPS/Homemaker programs........................................................................ 2,846,109..................................................................................................... 2,815,130

       Aging Older Americans Act......................................................................... 9,718,863..................................................................................................... 9,967,985

       Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Assistance.................................................... 810,000........................................................................................................ 278,812

Division of Child and Family Services

       Child and family administration........................................................... $11,445,825................................................................................................ $11,514,569

       Child Welfare Integration......................................................................... 20,079,208.................................................................................................. 21,085,605

       Northern Nevada child and adolescent services..................................... 4,020,957..................................................................................................... 4,045,140

       Southern Nevada child and adolescent services.................................. 10,676,500..................................................................................................... 9,954,882

       Child care services........................................................................................... 820,320........................................................................................................ 825,341

       Youth alternative placement...................................................................... 1,600,871..................................................................................................... 1,658,410

       UNITY/SACWIS.......................................................................................... 2,487,239..................................................................................................... 2,528,501

       Nevada Youth Training Center .................................................................... 387,861........................................................................................................ 387,861

       Youth parole services........................................................................................ 20,359.......................................................................................................... 20,359

       Caliente Youth Center ................................................................................... 278,221........................................................................................................ 278,221

       Youth community services....................................................................... 15,911,715.................................................................................................. 16,913,548

       Victims of domestic violence..................................................................... 4,025,348..................................................................................................... 3,602,552

       Child abuse and neglect.................................................................................. 349,287........................................................................................................ 349,287

       Juvenile justice programs............................................................................ 1,732,660..................................................................................................... 1,732,626

       Child welfare trust............................................................................................ 287,211........................................................................................................ 326,123

       Transition from foster care......................................................................... 1,108,000..................................................................................................... 1,162,000

       Juvenile Correctional Facility........................................................................ 340,654........................................................................................................ 434,748

       Juvenile Accountability Block Grant........................................................ 2,024,100..................................................................................................... 2,024,100

Health Division

       Health Administration............................................................................... $2,669,209.................................................................................................. $2,710,349

       Environmental Public Health Tracking System......................................... 518,566........................................................................................................ 518,566

       Public health tobacco fund............................................................................ 538,872........................................................................................................ 657,986

       Health alert network.................................................................................. 10,733,771.................................................................................................. 10,732,510

       Vital statistics.................................................................................................... 501,622........................................................................................................ 501,622

       Health Facilities Hospital Licensing.......................................................... 5,481,368..................................................................................................... 5,771,634

       Women’s, infants’ and children’s food supplement program........... 35,131,207.................................................................................................. 35,143,109

       Maternal child health services.................................................................... 3,729,638..................................................................................................... 3,742,797

       Special Children’s Clinic.............................................................................. 4,426,718..................................................................................................... 4,496,630

       Community health services........................................................................ 3,342,868..................................................................................................... 3,354,495

       Emergency medical services............................................................................ 39,268.......................................................................................................... 62,972

       State and Community Collaborations..................................................... 3,255,013..................................................................................................... 3,262,316

       Sexually transmitted disease control........................................................ 9,625,075..................................................................................................... 9,652,226

       Immunization program............................................................................... 3,472,620..................................................................................................... 3,531,243

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

       Consumer health protection..................................................................... $2,229,917.................................................................................................. $2,033,054

       Radiological health.......................................................................................... 863,352..................................................................................................... 1,118,846

       Communicable disease control.................................................................. 4,486,948..................................................................................................... 4,514,063

       Cancer control registry................................................................................. 1,254,758..................................................................................................... 1,253,584

       Radioactive and hazardous waste.......................................................... 12,082,989.................................................................................................. 12,293,838

       Alcoholism and drug rehabilitation......................................................... 17,048,557.................................................................................................. 16,848,751

       Alcohol tax program.................................................................................... 1,057,932........................................................................................................ 988,000

Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services

       Division Administration................................................................................ $594,320...................................................................................................... $597,771

       Northern Nevada adult mental health services....................................... 4,041,089..................................................................................................... 4,254,380

       Lakes Crossing Center.................................................................................... 101,566........................................................................................................ 101,267

       Rural clinics................................................................................................... 3,769,252..................................................................................................... 3,994,184

       Southern Nevada adult mental health services.................................... 12,545,376.................................................................................................. 13,159,821

       Southern MH/DS food service................................................................... 1,289,960..................................................................................................... 1,301,062

       Desert Regional Center.............................................................................. 21,554,510.................................................................................................. 25,624,316

       Sierra Regional Center................................................................................. 9,859,109.................................................................................................. 11,670,558

       Rural Regional Center................................................................................. 3,624,619..................................................................................................... 4,417,552

       Mental health information system............................................................... 177,949........................................................................................................ 102,898

Welfare Division

       Welfare Administration.......................................................................... $16,849,753................................................................................................ $17,275,023

       Temporary Assistance for Needy Families............................................ 32,280,392.................................................................................................. 23,880,936

       Welfare field services................................................................................. 34,259,569.................................................................................................. 34,498,077

       Child support enforcement......................................................................... 9,205,030..................................................................................................... 9,986,972

       Child support federal reimbursement..................................................... 21,909,410.................................................................................................. 23,808,907

       Child Assistance and Development........................................................ 25,325,627.................................................................................................. 25,324,198

       Energy assistance....................................................................................... 13,436,684.................................................................................................. 12,586,346

Office of the Military....................................................................................... $4,262,760.................................................................................................. $4,329,180

       Adjutant General’s construction fund............................................................ 38,995.......................................................................................................... 38,798

Office of Veterans’ Services

       Executive Director for veterans’ services.................................................. $611,216...................................................................................................... $622,243

       Southern Nevada Veterans’ Home........................................................... 6,866,864..................................................................................................... 8,997,201

Department of Corrections

       Office of the Director.................................................................................... $889,487...................................................................................................... $115,617

       Medical care.................................................................................................. 1,295,448..................................................................................................... 1,334,573

       Correctional Programs................................................................................. 1,198,130..................................................................................................... 1,227,340

       Prison industries............................................................................................ 7,469,831..................................................................................................... 7,449,719

       Nevada State Prison.......................................................................................... 76,185.......................................................................................................... 76,719

       Northern Nevada Correctional Center......................................................... 317,463........................................................................................................ 320,235

       Ely State Prison................................................................................................... 60,530.......................................................................................................... 60,926

       Southern Desert Correctional Center............................................................ 217,840........................................................................................................ 193,242

       Warm Springs Correctional Center................................................................. 24,906.......................................................................................................... 24,906

       [Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility] Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center .................................................................. 138,054........................................................................................................ 140,800

       Lovelock Correctional Center....................................................................... 110,452........................................................................................................ 111,474

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

       Offenders’ store fund.............................................................................. $12,585,125................................................................................................ $12,627,438

       Pioche Conservation Camp............................................................................. 31,665.......................................................................................................... 31,802

       Indian Springs Conservation Camp............................................................... 18,573.......................................................................................................... 18,573

       Wells Conservation Camp................................................................................ 19,748.......................................................................................................... 19,748

       Humboldt Conservation Camp....................................................................... 23,409.......................................................................................................... 23,409

       Ely Conservation Camp................................................................................... 17,954.......................................................................................................... 17,954

       Inmate welfare account.............................................................................. 3,908,308..................................................................................................... 3,795,883

       Tonopah Conservation Camp......................................................................... 13,936.......................................................................................................... 13,936

       Jean Conservation Camp................................................................................. 28,204.......................................................................................................... 28,204

       Stewart Conservation Camp............................................................................ 83,632.......................................................................................................... 83,632

       Carlin Conservation Camp.............................................................................. 26,153.......................................................................................................... 26,153

       High Desert State Prison.............................................................................. 4,211,988..................................................................................................... 2,440,869

       Silver Springs Conservation Camp................................................................. 10,865.......................................................................................................... 10,865

       Northern Nevada Restitution Center............................................................ 457,373........................................................................................................ 457,373

       Prison dairy.................................................................................................... 1,469,440..................................................................................................... 1,614,416

Department of Business and Industry

       Business and Industry administration....................................................... $829,031...................................................................................................... $844,528

       Industrial development revenue bond program..................................... 1,194,181..................................................................................................... 1,276,425

       Consumer Affairs Division............................................................................... 13,500.......................................................................................................... 13,500

       Division of Insurance................................................................................... 2,658,974..................................................................................................... 2,741,600

             Cost stabilization....................................................................................... 251,269........................................................................................................ 223,862

             National Association of Insurance Commissioners.............................. 63,436.......................................................................................................... 65,123

             Captive insurers......................................................................................... 109,506........................................................................................................ 136,900

             Self-insurance—Workers’ compensation............................................. 506,438........................................................................................................ 514,738

             Insurance examiners............................................................................. 3,187,438..................................................................................................... 3,123,236

             Insurance recovery account.................................................................... 455,170........................................................................................................ 455,170

             Insurance education and research......................................................... 754,132........................................................................................................ 711,453

       Taxicab Authority........................................................................................ 5,151,895..................................................................................................... 5,378,217

       Transportation Services Authority................................................................ 646,880........................................................................................................ 697,802

             Administrative fines.................................................................................. 424,681........................................................................................................ 361,789

       Manufactured Housing Division............................................................... 1,256,205..................................................................................................... 1,293,278

             Mobile home parks................................................................................... 382,025........................................................................................................ 381,586

             Manufactured housing education and recovery................................. 544,874........................................................................................................ 504,447

             Lot rent subsidy program......................................................................... 424,725........................................................................................................ 417,679

       Division of Financial Institutions............................................................... 4,576,417..................................................................................................... 4,557,104

             Financial institutions audit program...................................................... 100,576.......................................................................................................... 91,848

             Financial institutions investigations.................................................... 1,327,353..................................................................................................... 1,607,665

       Division of Industrial Relations................................................................. 6,404,178..................................................................................................... 6,460,704

             Enforcement for industrial safety....................................................... 6,149,900..................................................................................................... 6,256,243

             Safety consultation and training......................................................... 2,141,599..................................................................................................... 2,170,508

             Mine safety and training....................................................................... 1,161,123..................................................................................................... 1,166,413

       Real Estate Division..................................................................................... 1,629,041..................................................................................................... 1,620,801

             Real estate education and research....................................................... 829,946........................................................................................................ 686,577

             Real estate recovery.................................................................................. 470,920........................................................................................................ 507,024

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

             Common-interest communities......................................................... $2,407,057.................................................................................................. $2,493,597

       Housing Division........................................................................................... 9,788,015.................................................................................................. 10,041,535

             Weatherization program....................................................................... 4,749,390..................................................................................................... 6,429,781

             Low-income housing trust fund........................................................ 14,217,333.................................................................................................. 14,663,146

       Nevada Athletic Commission.......................................................................... 50,000.......................................................................................................... 50,000

       Office of Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers.................................... 3,001,846..................................................................................................... 2,905,944

       State Dairy Commission............................................................................. 1,652,527..................................................................................................... 1,679,431

       Employee-Management Relations Board....................................................... 4,354............................................................................................................. 4,354

Commission on Mineral Resources

       Division of Minerals................................................................................... $1,062,388.................................................................................................. $1,036,060

State Department of Agriculture

       Agriculture administration........................................................................... $578,539...................................................................................................... $572,988

       Plant industry program................................................................................... 539,528........................................................................................................ 540,718

       Weights and measures program................................................................. 1,063,391..................................................................................................... 1,065,303

       Gas pollution standards.................................................................................. 599,081........................................................................................................ 526,158

       Agriculture registration and enforcement account................................. 1,611,814..................................................................................................... 1,443,168

       Livestock inspection account..................................................................... 1,400,490..................................................................................................... 1,218,408

       Grading and certification of agricultural products..................................... 402,885........................................................................................................ 441,172

       Noxious weeds and insect pest control program........................................ 525,078........................................................................................................ 532,391

       Veterinary medical services........................................................................... 222,073........................................................................................................ 222,061

       State Predatory Animal and Rodent Committee....................................... 237,230........................................................................................................ 237,925

State Gaming Control Board.......................................................................... $8,287,749.................................................................................................. $9,107,056

       Gaming Control Board investigation fund............................................ 10,209,624.................................................................................................. 10,166,431

Public Utilities Commission of Nevada...................................................... $15,612,671................................................................................................ $14,436,630

Colorado River Commission of Nevada...................................................... $6,124,087.................................................................................................. $7,362,722

       Research and development........................................................................... 804,012........................................................................................................ 823,474

       Fort Mojave Valley development fund.................................................... 1,962,590..................................................................................................... 1,267,478

       Power marketing fund............................................................................. 269,352,401................................................................................................ 297,223,791

       Power Delivery System........................................................................... 123,048,805................................................................................................ 132,862,755

State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

       Administration............................................................................................... $175,993...................................................................................................... $175,316

       Environmental protection administration................................................ 3,660,199..................................................................................................... 3,566,574

             Bureau of air quality............................................................................. 4,364,320..................................................................................................... 4,540,372

             Water pollution control......................................................................... 5,119,035..................................................................................................... 5,451,460

             Water quality planning.......................................................................... 3,540,970..................................................................................................... 3,569,655

             Federal Facilities..................................................................................... 1,716,000..................................................................................................... 1,638,928

             Waste management and corrective actions...................................... 9,565,427..................................................................................................... 9,474,397

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

             Mining regulation and reclamation.................................................. $2,843,498.................................................................................................. $3,019,115

             Safe Drinking Water Act....................................................................... 9,409,714..................................................................................................... 9,414,848

             State Environmental Commission............................................................ 40,269.......................................................................................................... 40,268

             Water Planning capital improvements.................................................. 183,557........................................................................................................ 179,574

       Division of State Lands.................................................................................. 538,904........................................................................................................ 509,621

       Division of Water Resources.......................................................................... 405,885........................................................................................................ 410,714

       Division of State Parks................................................................................ 5,186,630..................................................................................................... 6,113,735

       Division of Forestry...................................................................................... 5,594,686..................................................................................................... 5,006,979

             Forestry intergovernmental agreement.............................................. 8,057,367..................................................................................................... 8,547,309

             Forestry honor camp............................................................................. 2,202,178..................................................................................................... 2,216,853

             Forestry nurseries....................................................................................... 658,133........................................................................................................ 678,462

             Forest fire suppression/ emergency response.................................... 4,978,936..................................................................................................... 4,976,456

       Heil wild horse bequest................................................................................... 726,613........................................................................................................ 650,480

       Nevada natural heritage................................................................................. 564,825........................................................................................................ 461,893

       Division of Conservation Districts................................................................... 18,876.......................................................................................................... 19,763

       Tahoe Regional Planning Agency............................................................. 7,217,134..................................................................................................... 6,992,540

       Division of Wildlife.................................................................................... 23,579,043.................................................................................................. 23,550,041

             Boat program.......................................................................................... 5,338,865..................................................................................................... 6,107,849

             Trout management.............................................................................. 16,472,676..................................................................................................... 9,173,988

             Obligated reserve.................................................................................... 4,298,603..................................................................................................... 5,382,875

Department of Transportation.................................................................. $618,832,152.............................................................................................. $669,759,687

Department of Motor Vehicles

       Salvage, wreckers and body shops regulation.......................................... $529,640...................................................................................................... $512,721

       Record search program............................................................................... 9,953,580.................................................................................................. 10,257,547

       Automation................................................................................................... 4,373,331..................................................................................................... 4,521,468

       Motor carrier.................................................................................................. 1,153,160..................................................................................................... 1,199,312

       Motor vehicle pollution control.................................................................. 8,592,825..................................................................................................... 9,395,811

       Verification of insurance.......................................................................... 10,847,997.................................................................................................. 10,847,997

       DMV—Hearings................................................................................................... 2,186............................................................................................................. 2,186

       Field services............................................................................................... 16,879,056.................................................................................................. 17,651,164

       Compliance enforcement............................................................................... 269,713........................................................................................................ 326,789

       Central services............................................................................................. 5,379,854..................................................................................................... 5,593,924

       Management services..................................................................................... 322,569........................................................................................................ 329,071

       Director’s office.................................................................................................. 94,468.......................................................................................................... 98,436

       Administrative services................................................................................ 4,051,335..................................................................................................... 4,889,951

Department of Public Safety

       Division of Emergency Management..................................................... $5,694,286.................................................................................................. $5,706,307

       Division of Parole and Probation............................................................... 2,941,279..................................................................................................... 2,941,279

       Investigation Division........................................................................................ 52,185.......................................................................................................... 52,185

       Narcotics control........................................................................................... 1,778,732..................................................................................................... 1,788,393

       Training Division................................................................................................... 8,250............................................................................................................. 8,250

       State Fire Marshal........................................................................................ 2,659,315..................................................................................................... 2,333,890

       Traffic safety................................................................................................ 2,579,271..................................................................................................... 2,588,108

       Highway safety............................................................................................. 1,088,669........................................................................................................ 907,793

       Bicycle safety program................................................................................... 170,875........................................................................................................ 180,077

 


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                                                                                                                               2003-2004                             2004-2005

       Motorcycle safety program......................................................................... $465,760...................................................................................................... $464,734

       Forfeitures—Law enforcement.................................................................. 1,136,316..................................................................................................... 1,889,422

       Director’s office............................................................................................ 2,228,771..................................................................................................... 2,355,170

       Office of professional responsibility............................................................. 341,143........................................................................................................ 339,888

       Justice Assistance Act.................................................................................. 6,023,396..................................................................................................... 6,023,396

       Criminal History Repository.................................................................... 10,617,885.................................................................................................. 11,603,467

       Nevada Highway Patrol Division.................................................................. 461,735........................................................................................................ 453,464

       Administrative services................................................................................ 1,459,332..................................................................................................... 1,491,529

       Highway safety grants................................................................................. 2,234,401..................................................................................................... 1,440,310

       Capitol Police Division................................................................................. 1,899,089..................................................................................................... 1,950,052

       State Emergency Response Commission.................................................... 944,627........................................................................................................ 907,761

       Public safety information services............................................................ 5,388,904..................................................................................................... 5,519,309

       Public safety justice grant account............................................................... 392,883........................................................................................................ 403,553

Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission

       Peace officers’ standards and training................................................... $1,641,350.................................................................................................. $1,537,528

       Police Corps Program...................................................................................... 668,100........................................................................................................ 694,261

Public Employees’ Retirement Fund............................................................. $8,200,033.................................................................................................. $8,183,594

Public Employees’ Benefits Program

       Public Employees’ Benefits Program................................................. $212,678,904.............................................................................................. $244,434,932

       Retired Employee Group Insurance....................................................... 20,293,994.................................................................................................. 22,814,274

Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

       Administrative services............................................................................. $3,820,376.................................................................................................. $3,945,983

       Information and development processing............................................... 6,479,441..................................................................................................... 7,134,081

       Research and analysis................................................................................. 3,171,295..................................................................................................... 3,166,685

       Employment Security Division................................................................ 50,414,619.................................................................................................. 50,833,216

       Employment security special fund......................................................... 23,913,010.................................................................................................. 10,106,142

       Welfare to work................................................................................................ 345,913...... 0

       Career enhancement program................................................................. 15,015,722.................................................................................................. 14,022,722

Rehabilitation Division

       Rehabilitation administration..................................................................... $419,439...................................................................................................... $484,304

       Office of disability employment policy....................................................... 270,486........................................................................................................ 250,094

       Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation..................................................... 12,153,886.................................................................................................. 13,088,246

       Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired........................ 2,909,541..................................................................................................... 3,037,569

       Blind business enterprise program............................................................. 2,442,601..................................................................................................... 2,030,650

       Client assistance program.............................................................................. 160,022........................................................................................................ 162,041

       Bureau of Disability Adjudication............................................................ 9,991,940.................................................................................................. 10,139,415

       Nevada Equal Rights Commission............................................................... 533,508........................................................................................................ 561,213

      Sec. 3.  Section 1 of chapter 133, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 459, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the State General Fund to the Department of Corrections the sum of $3,719,069 to be allocated as follows:

 


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For unanticipated operating, maintenance, inmate-driven expenses and utilities for the Fiscal Year 2004-2005 the sum of $2,495,636 allocated as follows:

       Operating expenses of $90,000 allocated as follows:

             Lovelock Correctional Center............................................................ $18,000

             High Desert State Prison...................................................................... $72,000

       Maintenance expenses allocated to Lovelock Correctional Center.............. $23,000

       Inmate-driven expenses of $532,252 allocated as follows:

             Medical services.................................................................................. $102,252

             High Desert State Prison.................................................................... $430,000

       Utilities expenses of $1,850,384 allocated as follows:

             Southern Nevada Correctional Center.............................................. $92,315

             Northern Nevada Correctional Center............................................ $199,237

             Stewart Conservation Camp.............................................................. $22,034

             Southern Desert Correctional Center.............................................. $267,243

             Wells Conservation Camp..................................................................... $7,799

             Humboldt Conservation Camp......................................................... $39,438

             Ely Conservation Camp...................................................................... $16,359

             Jean Conservation Camp.................................................................... $38,233

             Tonopah Conservation Camp........................................................... $15,284

             Ely State Prison................................................................................... $267,696

             Lovelock Correctional Center.......................................................... $200,048

             High Desert State Prison.................................................................... $684,698

For expenses relating to the takeover of the [Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility] Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.................................................................................................................. $1,223,433

       2.  The appropriation made by subsection 1 is supplemental to that made by section 22 of chapter 327, Statutes of Nevada 2003, at page 1834.

      Sec. 4.  Section 23 of chapter 434, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 1941, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 23.  Department of Corrections.

             For the support of the:

                    Office of the Director.......................................................... $15,473,402................................ $14,386,002

                    Medical care........................................................................... 30,769,831.................................. 33,461,042

                    Correctional Programs............................................................ 4,512,708..................................... 5,878,973

                   Southern Nevada Correctional Center................................. 1,035,652.................................. 14,142,301

                   Southern Desert Correctional Center................................. 16,669,121.................................. 16,851,387

                   Nevada State Prison.............................................................. 15,204,987.................................. 15,302,792

                   Northern Nevada Correctional Center............................... 19,157,290.................................. 19,190,516

                   Warm Springs Correctional Center....................................... 6,020,397..................................... 6,071,701

                   Ely State Prison...................................................................... 23,075,047.................................. 23,428,134

                   Lovelock Correctional Center............................................. 20,135,405.................................. 20,350,098

 


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                   [Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility] Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center ................. $8,098,869.......................................................................................... $8,797,076

                   Stewart Conservation Camp................................................. 1,461,444............................................................................................. 1,426,784

                   Ely Conservation Camp......................................................... 1,137,525............................................................................................. 1,096,486

                   Humboldt Conservation Camp............................................ 1,120,111............................................................................................. 1,100,891

                   Indian Springs Conservation Camp..................................... 1,869,754............................................................................................. 1,893,540

                   Jean Conservation Camp....................................................... 1,474,442............................................................................................. 1,492,612

                   Pioche Conservation Camp................................................... 1,420,367............................................................................................. 1,400,482

                   Carlin Conservation Camp.................................................... 1,142,963............................................................................................. 1,077,093

                   Wells Conservation Camp..................................................... 1,051,697............................................................................................. 1,065,614

                   Silver Springs Conservation Camp....................................... 1,115,653............................................................................................. 1,089,607

                   Tonopah Conservation Camp.............................................. 1,038,264............................................................................................. 1,013,979

                   Northern Nevada Restitution Center....................................... 514,976................................................................................................ 523,259

                   High Desert State Prison....................................................... 26,967,368.......................................................................................... 27,575,074

                   Casa Grande Transitional Housing...................................... 1,794,110............................................................................................. 2,423,773

      Sec. 5.  Section 1 of chapter 510, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 2909, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  Expenditure of the following sums not appropriated from the State General Fund or the State Highway Fund is hereby authorized during the fiscal years beginning on July 1, 2005, and ending on June 30, 2006, and beginning on July 1, 2006, and ending on June 30, 2007, by the various officers, departments, boards, agencies, commissions and institutions of the State Government mentioned in this act:

                                                                                                                               2005-2006                             2006-2007

       Office of the Governor

             Office of the Governor............................................................................. $30,606........................................................................................................ $61,694

             Mansion Maintenance.................................................................................. 2,534............................................................................................................. 5,108

             Washington office..................................................................................... 267,079........................................................................................................ 267,079

             Agency for Nuclear Projects................................................................. 3,062,855..................................................................................................... 3,075,906

             Governor’s Office of Consumer Health Assistance............................ 419,842........................................................................................................ 478,813

             Energy Conservation................................................................................ 932,570........................................................................................................ 956,386

       Lieutenant Governor......................................................................................... $5,983........................................................................................................ $12,055

       Attorney General

             Attorney General Administration Account................................... $12,413,520................................................................................................ $12,676,365

             Special Fund................................................................................................. 42,548.......................................................................................................... 42,548

             Crime Prevention Program......................................................................... 46,074.......................................................................................................... 50,468

             Tort Claim Fund..................................................................................... 7,510,158..................................................................................................... 7,351,221

             Fraud Control Unit - Workers’ Comp and Insurance...................... 4,304,599..................................................................................................... 4,324,304

             Medicaid Fraud Control Unit............................................................... 1,763,673..................................................................................................... 1,773,133

             Office of the Extradition Coordinator................................................... 111,431........................................................................................................ 114,200

 


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                                                                                                                               2005-2006                             2006-2007

             Bureau of Consumer Protection....................................................... $3,335,535.................................................................................................. $3,145,244

             Violence Against Women Grants........................................................ 2,095,296..................................................................................................... 1,816,193

             Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys........................................ 188,144........................................................................................................ 194,621

             Victims of Domestic Violence................................................................. 284,579........................................................................................................ 326,502

       Secretary of State....................................................................................... $4,037,470.................................................................................................. $4,317,811

       Secretary of State, HAVA Election Reform....................................... $10,035,800.................................................................................................. $2,522,999

       Commission on Ethics.................................................................................. $394,944...................................................................................................... $399,674

       State Treasurer............................................................................................... $725,228...................................................................................................... $791,332

             Unclaimed Property............................................................................... 1,041,272..................................................................................................... 1,041,933

             Higher Education Tuition Administration............................................. 592,628........................................................................................................ 638,207

             Millennium Scholarship Administration................................................ 367,285........................................................................................................ 385,235

             Municipal bond bank revenue.......................................................... 92,283,055.................................................................................................. 87,035,547

             Municipal bond bank debt service................................................... 92,408,819.................................................................................................. 87,162,415

             Nevada College Savings Trust................................................................ 581,932........................................................................................................ 631,780

       Controller’s Office........................................................................................... $75,227...................................................................................................... $132,141

       Legislative Fund

             Legislative Counsel Bureau............................................................... $4,863,482.................................................................................................. $4,387,809

       Judicial Branch

             Administrative Office of the Courts................................................. $2,027,818.................................................................................................. $2,032,105

             Division of Planning & Analysis............................................................. 134,491........................................................................................................ 142,911

             Supreme Court........................................................................................ 6,155,918..................................................................................................... 6,322,817

             Specialty Court....................................................................................... 3,117,921..................................................................................................... 3,080,914

             Uniform system for judicial records................................................... 1,851,901..................................................................................................... 1,717,647

             Supreme Court Law Library...................................................................... 16,971.......................................................................................................... 25,604

             Retired Justice Duty Fund........................................................................ 388,693........................................................................................................ 371,216

             Judicial education.................................................................................. 1,206,332..................................................................................................... 1,186,544

             District judges’ travel................................................................................ 568,765........................................................................................................ 615,229

       Judicial Discipline............................................................................................... $4,863.......................................................................................................... $9,749

       Department of Administration

             Administrative Services Division....................................................... $1,566,986.................................................................................................. $1,724,614

             Budget Division.......................................................................................... 391,280........................................................................................................ 437,398

             Division of Internal Audit........................................................................... 35,848.......................................................................................................... 72,732

             Insurance and Loss Prevention......................................................... 23,951,524.................................................................................................. 24,766,524

             Indigent Accident Account................................................................ 22,637,344.................................................................................................. 31,938,324

             Supplemental Account for Medical Assistance to Indigent Persons 7,525,407..................................................................................................... 9,525,109

             Mail room................................................................................................ 6,852,843..................................................................................................... 7,009,979

                   Mail services equipment.................................................................... 387,942........................................................................................................ 156,346

             State Public Works Administration........................................................... 32,572.......................................................................................................... 46,280

             State Public Works Board Inspection Account................................ 5,773,814..................................................................................................... 6,016,628

 


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                                                                                                                               2005-2006                             2006-2007

             Buildings and Grounds Division...................................................... $18,388,952................................................................................................ $17,344,124

             Clear Creek Youth Center.......................................................................... 36,224.......................................................................................................... 37,134

             Marlette Lake Water System.................................................................. 776,939........................................................................................................ 957,383

             Motor Pool Division............................................................................... 4,646,225..................................................................................................... 4,874,416

                   Motor Pool vehicle purchase......................................................... 2,824,120..................................................................................................... 2,306,716

             Purchasing Division................................................................................ 2,776,189..................................................................................................... 2,804,450

             Commodity Food Program.................................................................. 8,067,433..................................................................................................... 8,410,349

             Hearings Division................................................................................... 4,346,311..................................................................................................... 4,482,793

       Fund for Compensation of Victims of Crime....................................... $5,801,963.................................................................................................. $5,759,917

       Deferred Compensation Committee.......................................................... $240,374...................................................................................................... $278,528

       Information Technology Division................................................................... $3,105.......................................................................................................... $6,391

       Information Technology projects.............................................................. $410,173........................................................................................................ $21,095

       Department of Personnel........................................................................ $12,603,760................................................................................................ $13,260,530

             Unemployment Compensation Account........................................... 1,700,821..................................................................................................... 1,970,371

       Commission on Tourism

             Division of Tourism........................................................................... $20,066,261................................................................................................ $20,700,300

             Tourism Development.............................................................................. 224,937.......................................................................................................... 17,217

             Nevada Magazine.................................................................................. 2,437,613..................................................................................................... 2,370,608

       Commission on Economic Development

             Commission on Economic Development........................................... $429,109...................................................................................................... $349,392

             Nevada Film Office................................................................................... 898,786........................................................................................................ 906,569

             Rural community development.......................................................... 3,474,838..................................................................................................... 3,480,999

             Procurement outreach.............................................................................. 432,949........................................................................................................ 434,216

       Department of Taxation........................................................................... $1,221,366.................................................................................................. $1,553,818

       Department of Information Technology

             Director’s Office................................................................................... $3,476,534.................................................................................................. $3,415,405

             Applications, Design and Development Division............................. 2,847,286..................................................................................................... 2,945,521

             Computing Division............................................................................. 13,626,644.................................................................................................. 13,346,393

             Data Communications and Technical Services Division................ 3,635,922..................................................................................................... 3,371,550

             Planning and Research Unit................................................................. 2,050,121..................................................................................................... 2,095,566

             Telecommunications Unit.................................................................... 5,150,559..................................................................................................... 4,669,850

             Communications Unit........................................................................... 2,284,710..................................................................................................... 2,195,401

       Department of Education

             Education, state programs..................................................................... $150,572...................................................................................................... $172,032

             Discretionary grants - Unrestricted......................................................... 298,451........................................................................................................ 306,897

             Improve America’s Schools Title I................................................... 82,325,072.................................................................................................. 82,325,072

             Improve America’s Schools Titles VI & II...................................... 26,668,171.................................................................................................. 26,668,171

             Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.................................... 67,049,900.................................................................................................. 67,050,508

             Education support services................................................................... 1,618,306..................................................................................................... 1,641,234

             NDE, staffing services............................................................................... 442,290........................................................................................................ 468,526

             Career and technical education........................................................... 8,672,383..................................................................................................... 8,678,915

             Nutrition education.............................................................................. 61,289,361.................................................................................................. 67,445,931

 


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             Proficiency testing........................................................................................ $8,575........................................................................................................ $17,543

             Continuing education............................................................................ 4,202,365..................................................................................................... 4,204,034

             Drug abuse education............................................................................ 2,043,002..................................................................................................... 2,043,002

             Discretionary grants - Restricted....................................................... 14,568,842.................................................................................................. 14,568,842

             Teacher education and licensing......................................................... 1,466,244..................................................................................................... 1,471,438

             School health education—AIDS............................................................ 279,499........................................................................................................ 280,454

             Other state education programs................................................................ 15,427.......................................................................................................... 15,427

             Student incentive grants........................................................................... 159,760........................................................................................................ 160,294

             Gear-Up.................................................................................................... 1,200,016..................................................................................................... 1,202,959

       Commission on Postsecondary Education............................................... $108,746...................................................................................................... $114,756

       Nevada System of Higher Education

             System administration........................................................................... $169,176...................................................................................................... $229,907

             Agricultural Experiment Station.......................................................... 1,425,695..................................................................................................... 1,578,877

             Cooperative Extension Services.......................................................... 1,987,432..................................................................................................... 2,179,122

             University of Nevada, Reno.............................................................. 44,180,852.................................................................................................. 49,249,069

             School of Medical Sciences.................................................................. 2,466,363..................................................................................................... 2,858,881

             State Health Laboratory............................................................................ 29,641.......................................................................................................... 60,932

             University of Nevada, Las Vegas..................................................... 76,042,042.................................................................................................. 86,876,933

             Law School.............................................................................................. 3,276,417..................................................................................................... 3,458,278

             Dental School.......................................................................................... 4,430,462..................................................................................................... 4,585,011

             Community College of Southern Nevada....................................... 27,034,605.................................................................................................. 30,011,641

             Western Nevada Community College................................................ 3,055,120..................................................................................................... 3,447,805

             Truckee Meadows Community College............................................ 8,747,046..................................................................................................... 9,896,834

             Great Basin College............................................................................... 1,910,966..................................................................................................... 2,202,373

             Nevada State College at Henderson................................................... 1,738,529..................................................................................................... 2,215,595

             Desert Research Institute......................................................................... 229,448........................................................................................................ 314,248

             Special projects.......................................................................................... 116,615........................................................................................................ 242,068

             Intercollegiate Athletics, UNR................................................................... 41,275.......................................................................................................... 85,225

             Statewide programs, UNR........................................................................ 106,025........................................................................................................ 218,556

             Intercollegiate Athletics, UNLV................................................................. 45,393.......................................................................................................... 93,976

             System Computing Center....................................................................... 180,545........................................................................................................ 373,195

             University Press............................................................................................ 10,622.......................................................................................................... 21,921

             Statewide programs, UNLV....................................................................... 17,935.......................................................................................................... 37,160

             Business Center, North................................................................................ 37,286.......................................................................................................... 76,625

             Business Center, South............................................................................... 33,211.......................................................................................................... 68,255

       W.I.C.H.E. administration................................................................................ $3,365.......................................................................................................... $6,903

       W.I.C.H.E. Loan Fund.................................................................................. $514,050...................................................................................................... $487,850

       Department of Cultural Affairs

             Cultural Affairs administration............................................................... $33,784........................................................................................................ $43,879

             Museums and History................................................................................. 14,125.......................................................................................................... 19,455

             State Railroad Museums.......................................................................... 942,869........................................................................................................ 390,431

             Comstock Historic District............................................................................ 1,648............................................................................................................. 3,369

             Lost City Museum....................................................................................... 87,553.......................................................................................................... 96,139

 


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             Nevada Museum and Historical Society, Las Vegas.......................... $56,811........................................................................................................ $74,861

             Nevada State Museum, Carson City..................................................... 388,946........................................................................................................ 424,167

             Nevada Historical Society, Reno.............................................................. 71,055.......................................................................................................... 83,887

             Office of Historic Preservation................................................................ 757,445........................................................................................................ 772,611

             State Arts Council...................................................................................... 562,112........................................................................................................ 575,121

             Nevada State Library............................................................................ 1,261,067..................................................................................................... 1,298,941

             Literacy program......................................................................................... 83,762.......................................................................................................... 86,240

             Archives and records................................................................................... 18,264.......................................................................................................... 29,820

             Records management and micrographics............................................ 673,718........................................................................................................ 602,919

             Central libraries automated network..................................................... 361,733........................................................................................................ 370,007

       Department of Human Resources

             State Public Defender.......................................................................... $1,112,607.................................................................................................. $1,375,921

             Indian Affairs Commission....................................................................... 29,157.......................................................................................................... 31,273

             DHR administration.................................................................................. 547,110........................................................................................................ 558,006

             Developmental Disabilities...................................................................... 542,532........................................................................................................ 522,287

             HR, Grants Management Unit.......................................................... 27,515,127.................................................................................................. 26,495,990

             HR, Children’s Trust Account................................................................. 943,761........................................................................................................ 842,885

             DHR, Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement.............................................. 150,000........................................................................................................ 150,000

             Community-Based Services................................................................. 4,753,973..................................................................................................... 3,751,892

             Fund for a Healthy Nevada............................................................... 16,189,344.................................................................................................. 17,136,287

       Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

             Health Care Financing and Policy.................................................. $17,645,310................................................................................................ $17,775,340

             Intergovernmental transfer account................................................ 78,339,106.................................................................................................. 79,374,544

             Increased Quality of Nursing Care................................................... 17,763,009.................................................................................................. 17,763,488

             Nevada Medicaid.............................................................................. 813,948,920................................................................................................ 842,847,818

             Nevada Check-Up Program............................................................... 27,650,643.................................................................................................. 31,052,167

             HIFA Holding Account............................................................................ 206,838..................................................................................................... 4,179,972

             HIFA Medical............................................................................................... 62,500.................................................................................................. 22,402,699

       Aging Services Division

             Aging services grants........................................................................... $5,733,906.................................................................................................. $5,803,494

             Senior Services Program........................................................................ 8,199,162..................................................................................................... 9,094,527

             EPS/Homemaker programs................................................................. 3,293,614..................................................................................................... 3,319,642

             Aging Older Americans Act................................................................ 10,618,246.................................................................................................. 10,812,882

             Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Assistance................................................ 86,422............................................................................................................. 3,851

       Division of Child and Family Services

             Child and family administration....................................................... $9,723,238.................................................................................................. $9,974,699

             Washoe County Integration................................................................. 8,689,715..................................................................................................... 9,236,105

             Clark County Integration................................................................... 15,439,719.................................................................................................. 16,829,127

             Wraparound in Nevada........................................................................ 1,659,855..................................................................................................... 1,764,011

             Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services............................ 4,586,309..................................................................................................... 4,750,163

 


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             Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services....................... $12,111,516................................................................................................ $12,253,731

             Child care services..................................................................................... 915,712........................................................................................................ 956,460

             Youth alternative placement............................................................... 1,489,069..................................................................................................... 1,489,069

             UNITY/SACWIS.................................................................................... 2,718,407..................................................................................................... 2,696,553

             Nevada Youth Training Center .............................................................. 900,641..................................................................................................... 1,044,478

             Youth parole services................................................................................ 805,647........................................................................................................ 627,688

             Caliente Youth Center ............................................................................. 615,687........................................................................................................ 721,390

             Victims of domestic violence............................................................... 3,760,273..................................................................................................... 3,760,273

             Rural Child Welfare............................................................................. 19,894,309.................................................................................................. 20,599,457

             Child abuse and neglect........................................................................... 234,643........................................................................................................ 239,085

             Juvenile justice programs...................................................................... 1,532,748..................................................................................................... 1,536,184

             Trust Fund for Child Welfare.................................................................. 350,185........................................................................................................ 370,919

             Transition from foster care................................................................... 3,420,777..................................................................................................... 2,993,038

             Child Deaths Review................................................................................. 150,105........................................................................................................ 150,105

             Juvenile Correctional Facility.................................................................. 571,210........................................................................................................ 670,899

             Juvenile Accountability Block Grant.................................................. 1,266,465..................................................................................................... 1,183,630

       Health Division

             Health administration......................................................................... $4,617,843.................................................................................................. $4,877,312

             Environmental Public Health Tracking System................................... 514,939........................................................................................................ 510,427

             Public Health Tobacco Fund................................................................... 727,346........................................................................................................ 957,540

             Health preparedness program........................................................... 13,655,720.................................................................................................. 13,657,043

             Vital statistics............................................................................................. 540,029........................................................................................................ 558,059

             Health Facilities Hospital Licensing.................................................... 9,118,316..................................................................................................... 8,828,507

             Women’s, infants’ and children’s food supplement program..... 44,489,283.................................................................................................. 46,881,514

             Maternal and Child Health Services................................................... 5,561,304..................................................................................................... 5,632,223

             Early Intervention Services.................................................................. 5,675,357..................................................................................................... 5,800,566

             Community health services.................................................................. 3,461,229..................................................................................................... 3,439,816

             Emergency medical services...................................................................... 69,046.......................................................................................................... 78,472

             Sexually transmitted disease control................................................ 10,955,268.................................................................................................. 10,946,399

             Immunization program......................................................................... 6,136,282..................................................................................................... 6,275,967

             Consumer health protection................................................................. 1,005,074..................................................................................................... 1,054,925

             Radiological health................................................................................ 2,130,266..................................................................................................... 2,076,566

             Communicable disease control........................................................... 4,477,540..................................................................................................... 4,490,655

             Cancer control registry.............................................................................. 932,866........................................................................................................ 914,650

             Radioactive and hazardous waste................................................... 11,398,383.................................................................................................. 11,324,075

             Alcoholism and drug rehabilitation.................................................. 19,110,889.................................................................................................. 18,862,785

             Alcohol tax program.............................................................................. 1,203,741..................................................................................................... 1,152,386

       Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services

             Division administration....................................................................... $3,873,647.................................................................................................. $3,934,691

             Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services.............................. 5,357,879..................................................................................................... 5,904,146

             Lakes Crossing Center.............................................................................. 460,000........................................................................................................ 561,266

 


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             Rural clinics........................................................................................... $3,418,180.................................................................................................. $3,728,065

             Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services........................... 12,718,082.................................................................................................. 14,547,221

             Southern MH/DS food service............................................................. 1,490,251..................................................................................................... 1,890,644

             Desert Regional Center....................................................................... 28,000,286.................................................................................................. 30,797,161

             Sierra Regional Center........................................................................ 13,118,227.................................................................................................. 14,579,679

             Rural Regional Center........................................................................... 5,546,742..................................................................................................... 6,491,056

             Mental health information system......................................................... 238,943........................................................................................................ 245,229

       Welfare Division

             Welfare administration..................................................................... $19,940,960................................................................................................ $19,827,384

             Temporary Assistance for Needy Families..................................... 20,388,256.................................................................................................. 21,682,163

             Welfare field services.......................................................................... 39,335,058.................................................................................................. 41,248,257

             Child support enforcement................................................................ 10,083,585.................................................................................................. 10,440,963

             Child support federal reimbursement............................................... 25,352,621.................................................................................................. 26,557,874

             Child Assistance and Development.................................................. 27,119,909.................................................................................................. 29,977,175

             Energy assistance................................................................................. 18,362,193.................................................................................................. 18,541,077

       Office of the Military................................................................................. $8,396,845.................................................................................................. $9,137,564

             Adjutant General’s Construction Fund.................................................... 35,568.......................................................................................................... 35,988

       Office of Veterans’ Services

             Executive Director for Veterans’ Services.......................................... $879,154...................................................................................................... $946,951

             Southern Nevada Veterans’ Home.................................................. 11,229,074.................................................................................................. 11,708,771

       Department of Corrections

             Office of the Director.......................................................................... $1,767,952.................................................................................................. $1,965,794

             Medical care............................................................................................ 2,096,973..................................................................................................... 2,535,791

             Correctional programs........................................................................... 1,848,759..................................................................................................... 1,228,379

             Southern Nevada Correctional Center....................................................... 2,315.......................................................................................................... 24,031

             Prison industries...................................................................................... 6,025,986..................................................................................................... 6,055,238

             Nevada State Prison.............................................................................. 1,297,953..................................................................................................... 1,558,999

             Northern Nevada Correctional Center............................................... 1,739,879..................................................................................................... 2,056,384

             Ely State Prison....................................................................................... 1,971,245..................................................................................................... 2,418,218

             Southern Desert Correctional Center.................................................. 1,393,665..................................................................................................... 1,661,308

             Warm Springs Correctional Center......................................................... 500,452........................................................................................................ 603,704

             [Southern Nevada Women’s Correctional Facility] Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center .................................................................. 581,857........................................................................................................ 721,051

             Lovelock Correctional Center.............................................................. 1,599,472..................................................................................................... 1,955,611

             Offenders’ Store Fund......................................................................... 13,593,828.................................................................................................. 14,137,134

             Pioche Conservation Camp..................................................................... 124,792........................................................................................................ 145,714

 


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             Indian Springs Conservation Camp.................................................... $152,742...................................................................................................... $183,527

             Wells Conservation Camp......................................................................... 91,718........................................................................................................ 107,069

             Humboldt Conservation Camp................................................................ 89,631........................................................................................................ 104,722

             Ely Conservation Camp............................................................................. 92,082........................................................................................................ 106,605

             Inmate Welfare Account...................................................................... 3,764,039..................................................................................................... 4,032,913

             Tonopah Conservation Camp.................................................................. 83,382.......................................................................................................... 97,098

             Jean Conservation Camp........................................................................ 108,525........................................................................................................ 128,950

             Stewart Conservation Camp................................................................... 160,661........................................................................................................ 179,065

             Carlin Conservation Camp........................................................................ 95,450........................................................................................................ 109,156

             High Desert State Prison........................................................................ 2,109,223..................................................................................................... 2,549,000

             Silver Springs Conservation Camp........................................................... 93,648........................................................................................................ 111,426

             Northern Nevada Restitution Center..................................................... 506,206........................................................................................................ 510,284

             Casa Grande Transitional Housing........................................................ 696,243..................................................................................................... 1,764,025

             Prison dairy.............................................................................................. 1,659,740..................................................................................................... 1,577,291

       Department of Business and Industry

             Business and Industry administration................................................. $957,404...................................................................................................... $979,556

             Industrial Development Revenue Bond Program............................ 1,311,016..................................................................................................... 1,369,615

             Consumer Affairs Division......................................................................... 47,300.......................................................................................................... 67,401

                   Consumer Affairs Recovery Fund................................................... 113,571........................................................................................................ 173,656

             Division of Insurance............................................................................ 2,879,410..................................................................................................... 3,009,173

                    Cost stabilization................................................................................. 244,515........................................................................................................ 244,237

                   National Association of Insurance Commissioners........................ 62,642.......................................................................................................... 59,720

                   Captive insurers................................................................................... 218,538........................................................................................................ 223,781

                   Self-insurance—Workers’ compensation....................................... 546,133........................................................................................................ 549,834

                    Insurance examiners....................................................................... 3,693,046..................................................................................................... 3,944,502

                    Insurance Recovery Account........................................................... 606,645........................................................................................................ 606,645

                    Insurance education and research................................................ 1,341,964..................................................................................................... 1,248,234

             Taxicab Authority.................................................................................. 6,942,738..................................................................................................... 7,299,182

             Transportation Services Authority......................................................... 301,273........................................................................................................ 339,824

                    Administrative fines............................................................................ 331,275........................................................................................................ 270,686

             Manufactured Housing Division......................................................... 1,837,946..................................................................................................... 2,225,219

                    Mobile home parks............................................................................. 338,031........................................................................................................ 352,714

                    Manufactured housing education and recovery........................... 528,799........................................................................................................ 549,096

                    Lot Rent Subsidy Program................................................................ 393,428........................................................................................................ 404,555

             Division of Financial Institutions........................................................ 3,514,141..................................................................................................... 4,154,665

                    Financial Institutions Audit Program................................................. 98,928.......................................................................................................... 89,725

                    Financial institutions investigations................................................. 897,400........................................................................................................ 908,058

             Division of Mortgage Lending............................................................. 5,149,361..................................................................................................... 5,262,293

             Division of Industrial Relations........................................................... 6,673,566..................................................................................................... 6,742,894

 


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                    Enforcement for industrial safety.............................................. $6,803,912.................................................................................................. $6,940,952

                    Safety consultation and training................................................... 2,364,650..................................................................................................... 2,381,495

                    Mine safety and training................................................................ 1,274,076..................................................................................................... 1,186,226

             Real Estate Division............................................................................... 2,950,489..................................................................................................... 2,977,228

                    Real estate education and research.............................................. 1,306,959..................................................................................................... 1,440,435

                    Real estate recovery........................................................................... 705,440........................................................................................................ 705,440

                    Common-interest communities..................................................... 3,010,191..................................................................................................... 2,974,455

             Housing Division.................................................................................... 9,541,484.................................................................................................. 12,528,993

                    Weatherization Program................................................................. 4,645,956..................................................................................................... 4,627,735

                    Low-Income Housing Trust Fund.............................................. 29,149,537.................................................................................................. 36,470,822

             Nevada Athletic Commission.................................................................... 79,804.......................................................................................................... 84,814

             Labor Commissioner................................................................................... 44,679.......................................................................................................... 67,102

             Office of Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers.............................. 3,269,189..................................................................................................... 3,250,169

             State Dairy Commission....................................................................... 2,133,600..................................................................................................... 2,413,380

             Employee-Management Relations Board.............................................. 34,350.......................................................................................................... 37,117

       Commission on Mineral Resources

             Division of Minerals............................................................................ $1,476,037.................................................................................................. $1,488,060

       State Department of Agriculture

             Agriculture administration..................................................................... $684,753...................................................................................................... $707,159

             Mormon cricket and grasshoppers...................................................... 3,310,139..................................................................................................... 1,747,640

             Plant Industry Program............................................................................ 806,651........................................................................................................ 859,173

             Weights and Measures Program.......................................................... 1,176,185..................................................................................................... 1,183,721

             Gas pollution standards............................................................................ 662,125........................................................................................................ 579,245

             Agriculture Registration and Enforcement Account........................ 1,464,788..................................................................................................... 1,385,600

             Livestock Inspection Account............................................................. 1,156,782..................................................................................................... 1,104,849

             Grading and certification of agricultural products.............................. 245,969........................................................................................................ 180,535

             Noxious Weeds and Insect Pest Control Program............................... 768,321........................................................................................................ 731,001

             Veterinary medical services..................................................................... 466,676........................................................................................................ 480,000

             State Predatory Animal and Rodent Committee................................... 84,966.......................................................................................................... 95,571

             Junior Livestock Show Board............................................................................ 29.... 29

       State Gaming Control Board................................................................. $10,648,684................................................................................................ $11,286,329

             Gaming Control Board Investigation Fund.................................... 10,695,064.................................................................................................. 10,725,074

             Gaming Commission..................................................................................... 1,816............................................................................................................. 3,665

       Public Utilities Commission of Nevada............................................... $12,842,404................................................................................................ $12,887,324

       Colorado River Commission of Nevada............................................... $8,804,422.................................................................................................. $8,649,359

             Research and development.................................................................. 1,704,790..................................................................................................... 1,708,158

 


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             Fort Mojave Valley Development Fund.......................................... $8,377,773.................................................................................................. $5,291,912

             Power Marketing Fund..................................................................... 180,551,078................................................................................................ 176,308,255

             Power Delivery System....................................................................... 94,745,333................................................................................................ 104,908,927

       State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

             Administration......................................................................................... $216,207...................................................................................................... $233,919

             Environmental protection administration......................................... 5,263,195..................................................................................................... 6,329,665

                   Bureau of Air Quality...................................................................... 4,886,119..................................................................................................... 5,043,407

                    Water pollution control................................................................. 10,118,725.................................................................................................. 10,382,577

                    Water quality planning................................................................... 4,276,924..................................................................................................... 4,303,053

                    Waste management and federal facilities................................ 14,111,099.................................................................................................. 14,366,214

                    Mining regulation and reclamation.............................................. 4,164,507..................................................................................................... 4,208,866

                    Safe Drinking Water Regulatory Program................................... 2,332,156..................................................................................................... 2,376,331

                    Safe Drinking Water Act.............................................................. 24,040,864.................................................................................................. 22,005,578

                    State Environmental Commission..................................................... 42,512.......................................................................................................... 42,512

                    Water planning capital improvements............................................ 222,839........................................................................................................ 226,311

             Division of State Lands............................................................................ 572,193........................................................................................................ 604,953

             Division of Water Resources................................................................... 568,529........................................................................................................ 653,663

             Division of State Parks.......................................................................... 7,461,452..................................................................................................... 7,211,286

             Division of Forestry................................................................................ 4,287,865..................................................................................................... 4,357,458

                   Forestry intergovernmental agreement........................................ 9,644,549.................................................................................................. 10,708,028

                   Forestry conservation camps......................................................... 2,781,361..................................................................................................... 2,903,845

                   Forestry nurseries................................................................................. 576,244........................................................................................................ 590,436

                   Forest fire suppression/ emergency response.............................. 3,066,477..................................................................................................... 3,126,552

             Heil wild horse bequest............................................................................. 501,078........................................................................................................ 404,411

             Nevada Natural Heritage Program......................................................... 624,054........................................................................................................ 563,278

             Division of Conservation Districts............................................................ 26,088.......................................................................................................... 30,223

             Tahoe Regional Planning Agency....................................................... 8,294,034..................................................................................................... 8,233,279

       Department of Wildlife........................................................................... $24,046,364................................................................................................ $24,392,712

             Boat Program.......................................................................................... 5,196,805..................................................................................................... 5,484,869

             Trout management................................................................................ 6,830,937..................................................................................................... 3,035,360

             Obligated reserve.................................................................................... 4,079,065..................................................................................................... 3,911,223

       Department of Transportation............................................................ $229,888,575.............................................................................................. $431,946,417

       Department of Motor Vehicles

             Salvage, wreckers and body shops regulation................................... $929,174...................................................................................................... $828,712

             Record Search Program...................................................................... 10,451,934.................................................................................................. 10,753,601

             Automation............................................................................................. 4,696,627..................................................................................................... 4,907,279

             Motor carrier........................................................................................... 1,391,831..................................................................................................... 1,453,324

             Motor vehicle pollution control........................................................... 8,780,539..................................................................................................... 9,393,680

             Verification of insurance.................................................................... 11,466,344.................................................................................................. 11,466,344

             DMV—Hearings........................................................................................ 105,965........................................................................................................ 125,154

 


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             Field services....................................................................................... $23,982,704................................................................................................ $26,657,098

             Compliance enforcement........................................................................ 338,506........................................................................................................ 417,101

             Central services....................................................................................... 6,528,738..................................................................................................... 6,916,718

             Management services............................................................................... 378,088........................................................................................................ 429,044

             Director’s office......................................................................................... 100,311........................................................................................................ 125,621

             Administrative services......................................................................... 6,345,408..................................................................................................... 6,429,723

       Department of Public Safety

             Division of Emergency Management.............................................. $1,709,827.................................................................................................. $1,921,312

             Division of Emergency Management Assistance.......................... 12,670,472.................................................................................................. 12,670,472

             Homeland Security................................................................................... 293,450........................................................................................................ 308,440

             Division of Parole and Probation........................................................ 5,780,167..................................................................................................... 6,316,362

             Investigation Division............................................................................... 444,416........................................................................................................ 526,057

             Narcotics control........................................................................................ 495,676.......................................................................................................... 26,000

             Training Division.......................................................................................... 69,863.......................................................................................................... 82,604

             Parole Board................................................................................................. 59,198.......................................................................................................... 79,624

             State Fire Marshal.................................................................................. 2,767,934..................................................................................................... 2,848,773

             Traffic safety.......................................................................................... 2,302,382..................................................................................................... 2,090,000

             Highway safety...................................................................................... 1,257,398..................................................................................................... 1,219,070

             Bicycle Safety Program............................................................................ 199,580........................................................................................................ 192,314

             Motorcycle Safety Program.................................................................... 566,628........................................................................................................ 481,770

             Forfeitures—Law enforcement........................................................... 1,652,344..................................................................................................... 2,317,694

             Director’s office...................................................................................... 1,168,768..................................................................................................... 1,200,146

             Office of professional responsibility...................................................... 421,349........................................................................................................ 432,451

             Justice Assistance Act......................................................................... 20,547,370.................................................................................................. 20,547,370

             Criminal History Repository.............................................................. 15,119,085.................................................................................................. 17,169,967

             Nevada Highway Patrol Division........................................................ 4,914,600..................................................................................................... 5,781,701

             Administrative services......................................................................... 1,592,605..................................................................................................... 1,641,341

             Highway safety grants.......................................................................... 1,558,277..................................................................................................... 1,332,062

             Capitol Police Division.......................................................................... 2,648,292..................................................................................................... 2,716,518

             State Emergency Response Commission.......................................... 1,387,654..................................................................................................... 1,391,235

             Public safety information services...................................................... 6,030,004..................................................................................................... 5,829,543

             Public Safety Justice Grant Account...................................................... 474,683........................................................................................................ 486,925

             Dignitary Protection..................................................................................... 67,430.......................................................................................................... 80,122

       Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission

             Peace officers’ standards and training............................................. $1,839,294.................................................................................................. $1,990,291

             Police Corps Program................................................................................ 826,385........................................................................................................ 843,049

       Public Employees’ Retirement Fund...................................................... $8,151,713.................................................................................................. $8,275,218

       Public Employees’ Benefits Program

             Public Employees’ Benefits Program.......................................... $285,459,011.............................................................................................. $297,892,242

 


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                                                                                                                               2005-2006                             2006-2007

             Retired Employees’ Group Insurance............................................ $28,615,743................................................................................................ $28,991,320

             Active Employees’ Group Insurance............................................. 140,251,025................................................................................................ 148,714,142

       Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

             Administrative services....................................................................... $3,892,263.................................................................................................. $3,936,646

             Information and development processing........................................ 7,529,889..................................................................................................... 7,464,746

             Research and analysis........................................................................... 3,630,237..................................................................................................... 3,685,966

             Employment Security Division.......................................................... 53,065,438.................................................................................................. 52,975,343

             Employment Security Special Fund................................................... 8,033,889..................................................................................................... 6,365,777

             Career Enhancement Program.......................................................... 15,187,650.................................................................................................. 14,665,304

       Rehabilitation Division

             Rehabilitation administration................................................................. 654,390........................................................................................................ 631,929

             Office of disability employment policy................................................. 235,293........................................................................................................ 236,283

             Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation............................................... 11,720,190.................................................................................................. 12,412,562

             Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired.................. 3,094,544..................................................................................................... 3,154,283

             Blind Business Enterprise Program..................................................... 2,685,522..................................................................................................... 2,132,396

             Client Assistance Program....................................................................... 165,689........................................................................................................ 154,524

             Bureau of Disability Adjudication.................................................... 12,102,479.................................................................................................. 13,306,053

             Nevada Equal Rights Commission........................................................ 705,710........................................................................................................ 776,839

      Sec. 6.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 155, SB 336

Senate Bill No. 336–Committee on Finance

 

CHAPTER 155

 

AN ACT making supplemental appropriations to the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to fund fire suppression and to pay utility costs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the State General Fund to the:

      1.  Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for Fire Suppression/Emergency Response the sum of $1,660,873 for forest fire suppression costs that were not funded from the Disaster Relief Account created by NRS 353.2735.

 


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      2.  Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources the sum of $69,643 for a projected shortfall for utility costs and incorrectly budgeted aircraft insurance.

      Sec. 2.  The appropriations made in section 1 of this act are supplemental to those made by section 26 of chapter 434, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 1942.

      Sec. 3.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 156, SB 337

Senate Bill No. 337–Committee on Finance

 

CHAPTER 156

 

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Health and Human Services for the Family Preservation Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the State General Fund to the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Health and Human Services the sum of $40,000 for costs relating to unanticipated caseload growth in the Family Preservation Program. This appropriation is supplemental to that made by section 20 of chapter 434, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 1940.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 157, SB 338

Senate Bill No. 338–Committee on Finance

 

CHAPTER 157

 

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the Aging Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services for relocation expenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the State General Fund to the Aging Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services the sum of $39,613 to cover relocation expenses due to an expired lease. This appropriation is supplemental to that made by section 20 of chapter 434, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 1939.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 158, SB 369

Senate Bill No. 369–Senator Townsend

 

CHAPTER 158

 

AN ACT relating to county recorders; authorizing a county recorder to conform the size of a declaration of homestead that does not meet certain formatting requirements for recording; revising provisions governing the additional fee charged by a county recorder for recording certain documents that do not meet those formatting requirements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Section 1 of this bill allows a county recorder to conform the size of a declaration of homestead that does not meet specific formatting requirements for recording so that the declaration is suitable for recording by a method used by the recorder to preserve his records. (NRS 247.120) Existing law requires a county recorder to charge and collect, in addition to any fee the recorder is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, a fee of $25 for recording certain documents that do not meet those specific formatting requirements. (NRS 247.110, 247.305) Section 2 of this bill makes the imposition of the additional fee optional instead of mandatory. Section 2 also makes $25 the maximum amount that may be imposed for such a fee, thereby allowing county recorders to charge a lower amount.

 


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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 247.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      247.120  1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 247.145, each county recorder shall, upon the payment of the prescribed statutory fees, record separately, in a manner which will allow a legible copy to be made, the following specified documents:

      (a) Deeds, grants, patents issued by the State of Nevada or by the United States, transfers and mortgages of real estate, releases of mortgages of real estate, powers of attorney to convey real estate, and leases of real estate which have been acknowledged or proved.

      (b) Certificates of marriage and marriage contracts.

      (c) Wills admitted to probate.

      (d) Official bonds.

      (e) Notice of mechanics’ liens.

      (f) Transcripts of judgments which by law are made liens upon real estate in this State and affidavits of renewal of those judgments.

      (g) Notices of attachment upon real estate.

      (h) Notices of the pendency of an action affecting real estate, the title thereto or the possession thereof.

      (i) Instruments describing or relating to the separate property of married persons.

      (j) Notice of preemption claims.

      (k) Notices and certificates of location of mining claims.

      (l) Affidavits of proof of annual labor on mining claims.

      (m) Affidavits of intent to hold mining claims recorded pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 517.230.

      (n) Certificates of sale.

      (o) Judgments or decrees.

      (p) Declarations of homesteads.

      (q) Such other writings as are required or permitted by law to be recorded.

      2.  Each of the documents named in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 may be recorded in separate books in the discretion of the county recorder.

      3.  [Before] Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, before accepting for recording any document enumerated in subsection 1, the county recorder shall require a document suitable for recording by a method used by the recorder to preserve his records. The county recorder may conform the size of a declaration of homestead that does not meet the formatting requirements set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 247.110 so that the declaration is suitable for recording by a method used by the recorder to preserve his records. If any rights may be adversely affected because of a delay in recording caused by this requirement, the county recorder shall accept the document conditionally subject to submission of a suitable document at a later date. Before accepting a document conditionally, the recorder shall require the person who requests the recording to sign a statement that the person has been advised of the requirements described in this subsection and record the statement with the document.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 247.305 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      247.305  1.  If another statute specifies the fee to be charged for a service, county recorders shall charge and collect only the fee specified.

 


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Otherwise, unless prohibited by NRS 375.060, county recorders shall charge and collect the following fees:

 

For recording any document, for the first page.................................................................................. $10

For each additional page............................................................................................................................ 1

For recording each portion of a document which must be separately indexed, after the first indexing................................................................................................................................................... 3

For copying any record, for each page..................................................................................................... 1

For certifying, including certificate and seal............................................................................................ 4

For a certified copy of a certificate of marriage.................................................................................. 10

For a certified abstract of a certificate of marriage............................................................................. 10

 

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and NRS 375.060, a county recorder may charge and collect, in addition to any fee that a county recorder is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, an additional fee not to exceed $3 for recording a document, instrument, paper, notice, deed, conveyance, map, chart, survey or any other writing. A county recorder may not charge the additional fee authorized in this subsection for recording the originally signed copy of a certificate of marriage described in NRS 122.120. On or before the fifth day of each month, the county recorder shall pay the amount of fees collected by him pursuant to this subsection to the county treasurer for credit to the account established pursuant to NRS 247.306.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and NRS 375.060, a county recorder shall charge and collect, in addition to any fee that a county recorder is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, an additional fee of $1 for recording a document, instrument, paper, notice, deed, conveyance, map, chart, survey or any other writing. A county recorder shall not charge the additional fee authorized in this subsection for recording the originally signed copy of a certificate of marriage described in NRS 122.120. On or before the fifth day of each month, the county recorder shall pay the amount of fees collected by him pursuant to this subsection to the county treasurer. On or before the 15th day of each month, the county treasurer shall remit the money received by him pursuant to this subsection to the State Treasurer for credit to the Account to Assist Persons Formerly in Foster Care established pursuant to NRS 432.017.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, subsection 5 or by specific statute, a county recorder [shall] may charge and collect, in addition to any fee that a county recorder is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, an additional fee [of] not to exceed $25 for recording any document that does not meet the standards set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 247.110. A county recorder shall not charge the additional fee authorized by this subsection for recording a document that is exempt from the provisions of subsection 3 of NRS 247.110.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a county recorder shall not charge or collect any fees for any of the services specified in this section when rendered by him to:

      (a) The county in which his office is located.

      (b) The State of Nevada or any city or town within the county in which his office is located, if the document being recorded:

             (1) Conveys to the State, or to that city or town, an interest in land;

             (2) Is a mortgage or deed of trust upon lands within the county which names the State or that city or town as beneficiary;

 


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             (3) Imposes a lien in favor of the State or that city or town; or

             (4) Is a notice of the pendency of an action by the State or that city or town.

      6.  A county recorder shall charge and collect the fees specified in this section for copying any document at the request of the State of Nevada, and any city or town within the county. For copying, and for his certificate and seal upon the copy, the county recorder shall charge the regular fee.

      7.  For the purposes of this section, “State of Nevada,” “county,” “city” and “town” include any department or agency thereof and any officer thereof in his official capacity.

      8.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 or 3 or by an ordinance adopted pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244.207, county recorders shall, on or before the fifth working day of each month, account for and pay to the county treasurer all such fees collected during the preceding month.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 247.410 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      247.410  A county recorder is liable to a party aggrieved for three times the amount of the damages that may be occasioned thereby if the county recorder:

      1.  Neglects or refuses to record a document that is authorized, entitled or required by law to be recorded within a reasonable time after receiving the document;

      2.  Records a document willfully or negligently, untruly or in any other manner than is directed in this chapter;

      3.  Neglects or refuses to maintain in his office such indexes as are required by this chapter, or to make the proper entries therein; or

      4.  [Alters,] Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 of NRS 247.120, alters, changes or obliterates any record or any filed document deposited in his office, or inserts any new matter therein.

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CHAPTER 159, SB 384

Senate Bill No. 384–Senators Cegavske, Beers, Raggio, Titus, Heck, Amodei, Care, Coffin, Hardy, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

CHAPTER 159

 

AN ACT relating to employment; clarifying that certain relationships between persons with disabilities and training or rehabilitation centers do not constitute employment for the purposes of provisions governing the minimum wage; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law governs the minimum wage that must be paid to an employee. (Chapter 608 of NRS; Nev. Const. Art. 15, § 16) This bill clarifies that certain relationships do not constitute “employment” and are therefore not subject to these provisions. The relationships are: (1) the relationship between a rehabilitation facility or workshop and a handicapped individual participating in a training or rehabilitative program pursuant to chapter 615 of NRS; and (2) the relationship between a community-based training center that has been issued a certificate of qualification pursuant to NRS 435.130 to 435.320, inclusive, and an enrollee participating in a training or rehabilitative program of the center. These relationships constitute training or rehabilitation of persons with certain disabilities, not employment.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 608 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      For the purposes of this chapter and any other statutory or constitutional provision governing the minimum wage paid to an employee, the following relationships do not constitute employment relationships and are therefore not subject to those provisions:

      1.  The relationship between a rehabilitation facility or workshop established by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation pursuant to chapter 615 of NRS and a handicapped individual participating in a training or rehabilitative program of such a facility or workshop.

      2.  The relationship between a community-based training center that has been issued a certificate of qualification by the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to NRS 435.130 to 435.320, inclusive, and an enrollee participating in a training or rehabilitative program of such a center.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 160, SB 389

Senate Bill No. 389–Senator Nolan

 

CHAPTER 160

 

AN ACT relating to public safety; revising the provisions relating to fees that may be charged by the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law provides that the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History shall not charge a fee for certain information. (NRS 179A.140) Section 1 of this bill prohibits the Central Repository from charging a fee for information provided to any organization that meets the criteria established by regulation pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 5 of NRS 179A.310.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 179A.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      179A.140  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, an agency of criminal justice may charge a reasonable fee for information relating to records of criminal history provided to any person or governmental entity.

      2.  An agency of criminal justice shall not charge a fee for providing such information to another agency of criminal justice if the information is provided for purposes of the administration of criminal justice, or for providing such information to the State Disaster Identification Team of the Division of Emergency Management of the Department.

      3.  The Central Repository shall not charge such a fee:

      (a) For information relating to a person regarding whom the Central Repository provided a similar report within the immediately preceding 6 months in conjunction with the application by that person for professional licensure; or

      (b) For information [contained in a record of registration concerning an employee, prospective employee, volunteer or prospective volunteer who is a sex offender or an offender convicted of a crime against a child or records of criminal history requested by and provided to a nonprofit organization that is recognized as exempt from taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3).] provided to any organization that meets the criteria established by regulation pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 5 of NRS 179A.310.

      4.  The Director may request an allocation from the Contingency Fund pursuant to NRS 353.266, 353.268 and 353.269 to cover the costs incurred by the Department to carry out the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 3.

      5.  All money received or collected by the Department pursuant to this section must be used to defray the cost of operating the Central Repository.

      Sec. 2.  (Deleted by amendment.)

      Sec. 3.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 161, SB 399

Senate Bill No. 399–Senators Cegavske, Heck, Townsend, Beers, Hardy, Horsford, Nolan, Raggio, Titus and Washington

 

CHAPTER 161

 

AN ACT relating to child welfare; requiring the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate with and assist certain organizations in recruiting and training providers of family foster care and each agency which provides child welfare services in recruiting, training and licensing providers of family foster care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      This bill revises provisions concerning the duties of the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services to specifically require the Division to coordinate with and assist certain nonprofit and community-based organizations in recruiting and training providers of family foster care and each agency which provides child welfare services in recruiting, training and licensing providers of family foster care. (NRS 432B.180)

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 432B.180 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      432B.180  The Division of Child and Family Services shall:

      1.  Administer any money granted to the State by the Federal Government.

      2.  Plan, coordinate and monitor the delivery of child welfare services provided throughout the State.

      3.  Provide child welfare services directly or arrange for the provision of those services in a county whose population is less than 100,000.

      4.  Coordinate its activities with and assist the efforts of any law enforcement agency, a court of competent jurisdiction, an agency which provides child welfare services and any public or private organization which provides social services for the prevention, identification and treatment of abuse or neglect of children and for permanent placement of children.

      5.  Involve communities in the improvement of child welfare services.

      6.  Evaluate all child welfare services provided throughout the State and withhold money from any agency providing child welfare services which is not complying with the regulations adopted by the Division of Child and Family Services.

      7.  Evaluate the plans submitted for approval pursuant to NRS 432B.395.

      8.  In consultation with each agency which provides child welfare services, request sufficient money for the provision of child welfare services throughout this State.

      9.  Coordinate with and assist:

      (a) Each agency which provides child welfare services in recruiting, training and licensing providers of family foster care as defined in NRS 424.017; and

 


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      (b) A nonprofit or community-based organization in recruiting and training providers of family foster care as defined in NRS 424.017 if the Division determines that the organization provides a level of training that is equivalent to the level of training provided by an agency which provides child welfare services.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 162, AB 103

Assembly Bill No. 103–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

CHAPTER 162

 

AN ACT relating to public utilities; altering schedules under which electric utilities must file general rate applications with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada; authorizing public utilities to provide, with a general rate application, a statement of reasonably known and measurable changes for specified periods beyond the date the application is filed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law provides for public utilities to apply to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada for proposed rate changes and provides a schedule under which electric utilities must file general rate applications with the Commission every 24 months. (NRS 704.110) Section 2 of this bill revises that schedule to require filing every 36 months.

      Existing law requires public utilities to provide financial data for the prior 12 months when filing general rate applications and authorizes natural gas utilities to provide expected financial data for the period ending 210 days after the general rate application is filed. (NRS 704.110) Section 2 of this bill authorizes all public utilities to provide such expected financial data when filing general rate applications and revises the provisions governing the consideration of that data by the Commission. Section 2 also deletes certain provisions relating to PAR carriers.

      Section 1 of this bill revises the requirement that the Commission report biennially to the Legislature on the amount of assessments charged public utilities to require the reporting upon the request of the Legislative Commission. (NRS 703.145) Section 3 of this bill revises the requirement that the Commission report quarterly to the Legislative Commission on proposed transactions between customers and providers of new electric sources to require the reporting upon the request of the Legislative Commission. (NRS 704B.210)

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 703.145 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      703.145  1.  Any public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission which elects to maintain its books and records outside the State of Nevada shall, in addition to any other assessment and fees provided for by law, be assessed by the Commission for an amount equal to the travel expenses and the excess of the out-of-state subsistence allowances over the in-state subsistence allowances, as fixed by NRS 281.160, of Commission members and staff, for investigations, inspections and audits required to be performed outside this State.

 


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in-state subsistence allowances, as fixed by NRS 281.160, of Commission members and staff, for investigations, inspections and audits required to be performed outside this State.

      2.  Any public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission shall, in addition to any other assessment and fees provided for by law, be assessed by the Commission for an amount equal to the travel expenses and the excess of the out-of-state subsistence allowances over the in-state subsistence allowances, as fixed by NRS 281.160, of Commission members and staff, for investigations, audits and appearances required to be performed out of this State as a result of interventions in:

      (a) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings as authorized in NRS 703.152; or

      (b) Actions involving the Federal Communications Commission or other federal regulatory agencies,

Ê if the intervention is made to benefit the public utility or its customers.

      3.  The assessments provided for by this section must be determined by the Commission upon the completion of each such investigation, inspection, audit or appearance and are due [and payable] within 30 days [of] after receipt by the affected utility of the notice of assessment. The total amount assessed by the Commission in 1 year pursuant to subsection 2 must not exceed $50,000.

      4.  The records of the Commission relating to the additional costs incurred by reason of the necessary additional travel must be open for inspection by the affected utility at any time within the 30-day period.

      5.  The Commission shall , not later than 2 business days after receiving a written request from the Legislative Commission, report to the Legislature [no later than February 1 of each odd-numbered year] the amount of assessments charged public utilities pursuant to subsection 2 during the previous biennium [pursuant to subsection 2.] or any other period specified by the Legislative Commission.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 704.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.110  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 704.075 and 704.68904 to 704.68984, inclusive, or as may otherwise be provided by the Commission pursuant to NRS 704.095 or 704.097 or pursuant to the regulations adopted by the Commission in accordance with subsection 4 of NRS 704.040:

      1.  If a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule, including, without limitation, changes that will result in a discontinuance, modification or restriction of service, the Commission shall investigate the propriety of the proposed changes to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed changes. If an electric utility files such an application and the application is a general rate application or an application to clear its deferred accounts, the Consumer’s Advocate shall be deemed a party of record.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in [subsections 3 and 13,] subsection 3, if a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule, the Commission shall , not later than 210 days after the application is filed, issue a written order approving or disapproving, in whole or in part, the proposed changes . [:

      (a) For a public utility that is a PAR carrier, not later than 180 days after the date on which the application is filed; and

      (b) For all other public utilities, not later than 210 days after the date on which the application is filed.]

 


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      3.  If a public utility files with the Commission a general rate application, the public utility shall submit with its application a statement showing the recorded results of revenues, expenses, investments and costs of capital for its most recent 12 months for which data were available when the application was prepared. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, in determining whether to approve or disapprove any increased rates, the Commission shall consider evidence in support of the increased rates based upon actual recorded results of operations for the same 12 months, adjusted for increased revenues, any increased investment in facilities, increased expenses for depreciation, certain other operating expenses as approved by the Commission and changes in the costs of securities which are known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy at the time of filing and which will become effective within 6 months after the last month of those 12 months, but the public utility shall not place into effect any increased rates until the changes have been experienced and certified by the public utility to the Commission and the Commission has approved the increased rates. The Commission shall also consider evidence supporting expenses for depreciation, calculated on an annual basis, applicable to major components of the public utility’s plant placed into service during the recorded test period or the period for certification as set forth in the application. Adjustments to revenues, operating expenses and costs of securities must be calculated on an annual basis. Within 90 days after the date on which the certification required by this subsection is filed with the Commission, or within the period set forth in subsection 2, whichever time is longer, the Commission shall make such order in reference to the increased rates as is required by this chapter. An electric utility shall file a general rate application pursuant to this subsection at least once every [24] 36 months based on the following schedule:

      (a) An electric utility that primarily serves less densely populated counties shall file a general rate application not later than 5 p.m. on or before [October 3, 2005,] the first Monday in December 2007, and at least once every [24] 36 months thereafter.

      (b) An electric utility that primarily serves densely populated counties shall file a general rate application not later than 5 p.m. on or before [November 15, 2006,] the first Monday in December 2008, and at least once every [24] 36 months thereafter.

      4.  In addition to submitting the statement required pursuant to subsection 3, a public utility [which purchases natural gas for resale] may submit with its general rate application a statement showing the effects, on an annualized basis, of all expected changes in circumstances. If such a statement is filed, it must include all increases and decreases in revenue and expenses which may occur within 210 days after the date on which its general rate application is filed with the Commission if such expected changes in circumstances are reasonably known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy. If a public utility submits such a statement, the public utility has the burden of proving that the expected changes in circumstances set forth in the statement are reasonably known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy. The Commission shall consider expected changes in circumstances to be reasonably known and measurable with reasonable accuracy if the expected changes in circumstances consist of specific and identifiable events or programs rather than general trends, patterns or developments, have an objectively high probability of occurring to the degree, in the amount and at the time expected, are primarily measurable by recorded or verifiable revenues and expenses and are easily and objectively calculated, with the calculation of the expected changes relying only secondarily on estimates, forecasts, projections or budgets.

 


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degree, in the amount and at the time expected, are primarily measurable by recorded or verifiable revenues and expenses and are easily and objectively calculated, with the calculation of the expected changes relying only secondarily on estimates, forecasts, projections or budgets. If the Commission determines that the public utility has met its burden of proof:

      (a) The Commission shall consider the statement submitted pursuant to this subsection and evidence relevant to the statement , including all reasonable projected or forecasted offsets in revenue and expenses that are directly attributable to or associated with the expected changes in circumstances under consideration, in addition to the statement required pursuant to subsection 3 as evidence in establishing just and reasonable rates for the public utility; and

      (b) The public utility is not required to file with the Commission the certification that would otherwise be required pursuant to subsection 3.

      5.  If a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule and the Commission does not issue a final written order regarding the proposed changes within the time required by this section, the proposed changes shall be deemed to be approved by the Commission.

      6.  If a public utility files with the Commission a general rate application, the public utility shall not file with the Commission another general rate application until all pending general rate applications filed by that public utility have been decided by the Commission unless, after application and hearing, the Commission determines that a substantial financial emergency would exist if the public utility is not permitted to file another general rate application sooner. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit the public utility from filing with the Commission, while a general rate application is pending, an application to recover the increased cost of purchased fuel, purchased power, or natural gas purchased for resale pursuant to subsection 7 or an application to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9, if the public utility is otherwise authorized by those provisions to file such an application.

      7.  A public utility may file an application to recover the increased cost of purchased fuel, purchased power, or natural gas purchased for resale once every 30 days. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to:

      (a) An electric utility using deferred accounting pursuant to NRS 704.187; or

      (b) A public utility which purchases natural gas for resale and which adjusts its rates on a quarterly basis between annual rate adjustment applications pursuant to subsection 8.

      8.  A public utility which purchases natural gas for resale must request approval from the Commission to adjust its rates on a quarterly basis between annual rate adjustment applications based on changes in the public utility’s recorded costs of natural gas purchased for resale. If the Commission approves such a request:

      (a) The public utility shall file written notice with the Commission before the public utility makes a quarterly rate adjustment between annual rate adjustment applications. A quarterly rate adjustment is not subject to the requirements for notice and a hearing pursuant to NRS 703.320 or the requirements for a consumer session pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 704.069.

 


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      (b) The public utility shall provide written notice of each quarterly rate adjustment to its customers by including the written notice with a customer’s regular monthly bill. The public utility shall begin providing such written notice to its customers not later than 30 days after the date on which the public utility files its written notice with the Commission pursuant to paragraph (a). The written notice that is included with a customer’s regular monthly bill:

             (1) Must be printed separately on fluorescent-colored paper and must not be attached to the pages of the bill; and

             (2) Must include the following:

                   (I) The total amount of the increase or decrease in the public utility’s revenues from the rate adjustment, stated in dollars and as a percentage;

                   (II) The amount of the monthly increase or decrease in charges for each class of customer or class of service, stated in dollars and as a percentage;

                   (III) A statement that customers may send written comments or protests regarding the rate adjustment to the Commission; and

                   (IV) Any other information required by the Commission.

      (c) The public utility shall file an annual rate adjustment application with the Commission. The annual rate adjustment application is subject to the requirements for notice and a hearing pursuant to NRS 703.320 and the requirements for a consumer session pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 704.069.

      (d) The proceeding regarding the annual rate adjustment application must include a review of each quarterly rate adjustment and a review of the transactions and recorded costs of natural gas included in each quarterly rate adjustment and the annual rate adjustment application. There is no presumption of reasonableness or prudence for any quarterly rate adjustment or for any transactions or recorded costs of natural gas included in any quarterly rate adjustment or the annual rate adjustment application, and the public utility has the burden of proving reasonableness and prudence in the proceeding.

      (e) The Commission shall not allow the public utility to recover any recorded costs of natural gas which were the result of any practice or transaction that was unreasonable or was undertaken, managed or performed imprudently by the public utility, and the Commission shall order the public utility to adjust its rates if the Commission determines that any recorded costs of natural gas included in any quarterly rate adjustment or the annual rate adjustment application were not reasonable or prudent.

      9.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 10 and subsection 5 of NRS 704.100, if an electric utility using deferred accounting pursuant to NRS 704.187 files an application to clear its deferred accounts and to change one or more of its rates based upon changes in the costs for purchased fuel or purchased power, the Commission, after a public hearing and by an appropriate order:

      (a) Shall allow the electric utility to clear its deferred accounts by refunding any credit balance or recovering any debit balance over a period not to exceed 3 years, as determined by the Commission.

      (b) Shall not allow the electric utility to recover any debit balance, or portion thereof, in an amount that would result in a rate of return during the period of recovery that exceeds the rate of return authorized by the Commission in the most recently completed rate proceeding for the electric utility.

 


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period of recovery that exceeds the rate of return authorized by the Commission in the most recently completed rate proceeding for the electric utility.

      10.  Before allowing an electric utility to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9, the Commission shall determine whether the costs for purchased fuel and purchased power that the electric utility recorded in its deferred accounts are recoverable and whether the revenues that the electric utility collected from customers in this State for purchased fuel and purchased power are properly recorded and credited in its deferred accounts. The Commission shall not allow the electric utility to recover any costs for purchased fuel and purchased power that were the result of any practice or transaction that was undertaken, managed or performed imprudently by the electric utility.

      11.  If an electric utility files an application to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9 while a general rate application is pending, the electric utility shall:

      (a) Submit with its application to clear its deferred accounts information relating to the cost of service and rate design; and

      (b) Supplement its general rate application with the same information, if such information was not submitted with the general rate application.

      12.  A utility facility identified in a 3-year plan submitted pursuant to NRS 704.741 and accepted by the Commission for acquisition or construction pursuant to NRS 704.751 and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall be deemed to be a prudent investment. The utility may recover all just and reasonable costs of planning and constructing such a facility.

      13.  [A PAR carrier may, in accordance with this section and NRS 704.100, file with the Commission a request to approve or change any schedule to provide volume or duration discounts to rates for telecommunication service for an offering made to all or any class of business customers. The Commission may conduct a hearing relating to the request, which must occur within 45 days after the date the request is filed with the Commission. The request and schedule shall be deemed approved if the request and schedule are not disapproved by the Commission within 60 days after the date the Commission receives the request.

      14.]  As used in this section:

      (a) “Electric utility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (b) “Electric utility that primarily serves densely populated counties” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (c) “Electric utility that primarily serves less densely populated counties” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      [(d) “PAR carrier” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.68942.]

      Sec. 3.  NRS 704B.210 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704B.210  [Not] The Commission shall, not later than [30] 2 business days after [the end of each calendar quarter, the Commission shall] receiving a request in writing from the Legislative Commission, submit to the Legislative Commission a written report which summarizes for [that calendar quarter:] the period requested by the Legislative Commission:

      1.  Each application which was filed with the Commission pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and which requested approval of a proposed transaction between an eligible customer and a provider of new electric resources;

 


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      2.  The information that the eligible customer included with the application;

      3.  The findings of the Commission concerning the effect of the proposed transaction on the public interest; and

      4.  Whether the Commission approved the application and, if so, the effective date of the proposed transaction, the terms and conditions of the proposed transaction, and the terms, conditions and payments ordered by the Commission.

      Sec. 4.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 163, AB 7

Assembly Bill No. 7–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

CHAPTER 163

 

AN ACT relating to public utilities; providing that certain electric and natural gas utilities applying to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to clear deferred accounts or to recover costs for purchased fuel and power have the burden of proving reasonableness and prudence in such applications; prohibiting the Commission from allowing natural gas utilities to recover costs for purchases made imprudently; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law authorizes certain electric utilities to use deferred accounting to account for increases in the costs of power or fuel purchased by the electric utility. (NRS 704.110, 704.187) An electric utility is only allowed to recover increases in the costs of power or fuel purchased by the electric utility if the costs were not the result of practices or transactions that were imprudently undertaken by the electric utility. (NRS 704.110) The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled, in the absence of a statute to the contrary, that in a deferred accounting proceeding there is a presumption that the practices and transactions of an electric utility were reasonable and prudent. (Nevada Power Company v. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 72 (2006)) Section 2 of this bill provides by specific statute that there is no presumption that the practices and transactions of an electric utility were undertaken prudently and that the burden is on the electric utility to prove that its practices and transactions were prudent.

      Existing law authorizes certain natural gas utilities to use deferred accounting to account for increases in the costs of natural gas purchased by the utility. (NRS 704.185) Section 3 of this bill provides that a natural gas utility is only allowed to recover increases in the costs of natural gas purchased by the natural gas utility if the costs were not the result of practices or transactions that were imprudently undertaken by the natural gas utility. Section 3 also provides that there is no presumption that the practices and transactions of a natural gas utility were undertaken prudently and that the burden is on the natural gas utility to prove that its practices and transactions were prudent.

      Section 4 of this bill provides that the changes made by this bill apply to all applications of a public utility seeking to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to NRS 704.185 or 704.187 that are: (1) pending before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on or after the effective date of this act; (2) pending on appeal in a district court or the Supreme Court pursuant to NRS 703.373 to 703.376, inclusive, on or after the effective date of this act; or (3) filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on or after the effective date of this act.

 


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Nevada on or after the effective date of this act; (2) pending on appeal in a district court or the Supreme Court pursuant to NRS 703.373 to 703.376, inclusive, on or after the effective date of this act; or (3) filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on or after the effective date of this act.

      Section 1 of this bill provides that the Legislature in enacting this bill determined that: (1) a public utility should have the burden of proving that its practices and transactions were reasonable and prudent; and (2) the holding in Nevada Power Company v. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada should be superseded. Additionally, the Legislature indicates in section 1 that this bill is not intended to abrogate or change any rule of evidence or procedure other than the presumption of reasonableness that the Nevada Supreme Court established.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:

      1.  In proceedings involving deferred energy accounting where a public utility seeks to recover from its ratepayers costs recorded in its deferred accounts pursuant to NRS 704.185 or 704.187, it is just and reasonable to require a public utility to prove that the costs recorded in its deferred accounts were incurred prudently. Therefore, to ensure that ratepayers do not pay for costs incurred as a result of any practices or transactions that were undertaken, managed or performed imprudently, the public utility should have the burden of proving that its practices and transactions were reasonable and prudent.

      2.  In Nevada Power Company v. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 72 (2006), the Nevada Supreme Court held that, in the absence of a statute to the contrary, the controlling procedure in proceedings involving deferred energy accounting is the rebuttable presumption of prudence adopted by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in the 1986 rate case of Re Nevada Power Company, 74 Pub. Util. Rep. 4th 703 (Nev. Pub. Serv. Comm’n May 30, 1986).

      3.  The provisions of this act are intended to supersede the holding of the Nevada Supreme Court in Nevada Power Company v. Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, 122 Nev. Adv. Op. 72 (2006), to the extent that the Court determined that the rebuttable presumption of prudence is the controlling procedure in proceedings involving deferred energy accounting.

      4.  Because the rebuttable presumption of prudence is a rule of procedure, this act applies to all applications of a public utility seeking to clear its deferred accounts that are:

      (a) Pending before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on or after the effective date of this act;

      (b) Pending on appeal in a district court or the Supreme Court pursuant to NRS 703.373 to 703.376, inclusive, on or after the effective date of this act; or

      (c) Filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on or after the effective date of this act.

      5.  The provisions of this act are not intended to abrogate or change any other rule of procedure or evidence followed by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in proceedings involving deferred energy accounting. Therefore, the provisions of this act do not abrogate or change the Commission’s regulations which provide that:

 


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      (a) A public utility must comply with certain minimum filing requirements when it files an application seeking to clear its deferred accounts; and

      (b) If the public utility meets those requirements, the public utility has established a prima facie case in support of its application.

      6.  Under the provisions of this act, in proceedings involving deferred energy accounting, if any party challenges the prudence of particular costs incurred by a public utility based on evidence entered into the record, the public utility is required to answer such challenge, and no presumption of prudence applies. However, if no party challenges the prudence of particular costs and the public utility has established a prima facie case regarding those costs, the Commission has the authority to approve those costs for recovery by the public utility in its rates.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 704.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.110  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 704.075 and 704.68904 to 704.68984, inclusive, or as may otherwise be provided by the Commission pursuant to NRS 704.095 or 704.097 or pursuant to the regulations adopted by the Commission in accordance with subsection 4 of NRS 704.040:

      1.  If a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule, including, without limitation, changes that will result in a discontinuance, modification or restriction of service, the Commission shall investigate the propriety of the proposed changes to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed changes. If an electric utility files such an application and the application is a general rate application or an application to clear its deferred accounts, the Consumer’s Advocate shall be deemed a party of record.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 13, if a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule, the Commission shall issue a written order approving or disapproving, in whole or in part, the proposed changes:

      (a) For a public utility that is a PAR carrier, not later than 180 days after the date on which the application is filed; and

      (b) For all other public utilities, not later than 210 days after the date on which the application is filed.

      3.  If a public utility files with the Commission a general rate application, the public utility shall submit with its application a statement showing the recorded results of revenues, expenses, investments and costs of capital for its most recent 12 months for which data were available when the application was prepared. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, in determining whether to approve or disapprove any increased rates, the Commission shall consider evidence in support of the increased rates based upon actual recorded results of operations for the same 12 months, adjusted for increased revenues, any increased investment in facilities, increased expenses for depreciation, certain other operating expenses as approved by the Commission and changes in the costs of securities which are known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy at the time of filing and which will become effective within 6 months after the last month of those 12 months, but the public utility shall not place into effect any increased rates until the changes have been experienced and certified by the public utility to the Commission and the Commission has approved the increased rates. The Commission shall also consider evidence supporting expenses for depreciation, calculated on an annual basis, applicable to major components of the public utility’s plant placed into service during the recorded test period or the period for certification as set forth in the application.

 


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of the public utility’s plant placed into service during the recorded test period or the period for certification as set forth in the application. Adjustments to revenues, operating expenses and costs of securities must be calculated on an annual basis. Within 90 days after the date on which the certification required by this subsection is filed with the Commission, or within the period set forth in subsection 2, whichever time is longer, the Commission shall make such order in reference to the increased rates as is required by this chapter. An electric utility shall file a general rate application pursuant to this subsection at least once every 24 months based on the following schedule:

      (a) An electric utility that primarily serves less densely populated counties shall file a general rate application on or before October 3, 2005, and at least once every 24 months thereafter.

      (b) An electric utility that primarily serves densely populated counties shall file a general rate application on or before November 15, 2006, and at least once every 24 months thereafter.

      4.  In addition to submitting the statement required pursuant to subsection 3, a public utility which purchases natural gas for resale may submit with its general rate application a statement showing the effects, on an annualized basis, of all expected changes in circumstances. If such a statement is filed, it must include all increases and decreases in revenue and expenses which may occur within 210 days after the date on which its general rate application is filed with the Commission if such expected changes in circumstances are reasonably known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy. If a public utility submits such a statement, the public utility has the burden of proving that the expected changes in circumstances set forth in the statement are reasonably known and are measurable with reasonable accuracy. If the Commission determines that the public utility has met its burden of proof:

      (a) The Commission shall consider the statement submitted pursuant to this subsection and evidence relevant to the statement in addition to the statement required pursuant to subsection 3 as evidence in establishing just and reasonable rates for the public utility; and

      (b) The public utility is not required to file with the Commission the certification that would otherwise be required pursuant to subsection 3.

      5.  If a public utility files with the Commission an application to make changes in any schedule and the Commission does not issue a final written order regarding the proposed changes within the time required by this section, the proposed changes shall be deemed to be approved by the Commission.

      6.  If a public utility files with the Commission a general rate application, the public utility shall not file with the Commission another general rate application until all pending general rate applications filed by that public utility have been decided by the Commission unless, after application and hearing, the Commission determines that a substantial financial emergency would exist if the public utility is not permitted to file another general rate application sooner. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit the public utility from filing with the Commission, while a general rate application is pending, an application to recover the increased cost of purchased fuel, purchased power, or natural gas purchased for resale pursuant to subsection 7 or an application to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9, if the public utility is otherwise authorized by those provisions to file such an application.

 


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      7.  A public utility may file an application to recover the increased cost of purchased fuel, purchased power, or natural gas purchased for resale once every 30 days. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to:

      (a) An electric utility using deferred accounting pursuant to NRS 704.187; or

      (b) A public utility which purchases natural gas for resale and which adjusts its rates on a quarterly basis between annual rate adjustment applications pursuant to subsection 8.

      8.  A public utility which purchases natural gas for resale must request approval from the Commission to adjust its rates on a quarterly basis between annual rate adjustment applications based on changes in the public utility’s recorded costs of natural gas purchased for resale. If the Commission approves such a request:

      (a) The public utility shall file written notice with the Commission before the public utility makes a quarterly rate adjustment between annual rate adjustment applications. A quarterly rate adjustment is not subject to the requirements for notice and a hearing pursuant to NRS 703.320 or the requirements for a consumer session pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 704.069.

      (b) The public utility shall provide written notice of each quarterly rate adjustment to its customers by including the written notice with a customer’s regular monthly bill. The public utility shall begin providing such written notice to its customers not later than 30 days after the date on which the public utility files its written notice with the Commission pursuant to paragraph (a). The written notice that is included with a customer’s regular monthly bill:

             (1) Must be printed separately on fluorescent-colored paper and must not be attached to the pages of the bill; and

             (2) Must include the following:

                   (I) The total amount of the increase or decrease in the public utility’s revenues from the rate adjustment, stated in dollars and as a percentage;

                   (II) The amount of the monthly increase or decrease in charges for each class of customer or class of service, stated in dollars and as a percentage;

                   (III) A statement that customers may send written comments or protests regarding the rate adjustment to the Commission; and

                   (IV) Any other information required by the Commission.

      (c) The public utility shall file an annual rate adjustment application with the Commission. The annual rate adjustment application is subject to the requirements for notice and a hearing pursuant to NRS 703.320 and the requirements for a consumer session pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 704.069.

      (d) The proceeding regarding the annual rate adjustment application must include a review of each quarterly rate adjustment and a review of the transactions and recorded costs of natural gas included in each quarterly rate adjustment and the annual rate adjustment application. There is no presumption of reasonableness or prudence for any quarterly rate adjustment or for any transactions or recorded costs of natural gas included in any quarterly rate adjustment or the annual rate adjustment application, and the public utility has the burden of proving reasonableness and prudence in the proceeding.

 


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      (e) The Commission shall not allow the public utility to recover any recorded costs of natural gas which were the result of any practice or transaction that was unreasonable or was undertaken, managed or performed imprudently by the public utility, and the Commission shall order the public utility to adjust its rates if the Commission determines that any recorded costs of natural gas included in any quarterly rate adjustment or the annual rate adjustment application were not reasonable or prudent.

      9.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 10 and subsection 5 of NRS 704.100, if an electric utility using deferred accounting pursuant to NRS 704.187 files an application to clear its deferred accounts and to change one or more of its rates based upon changes in the costs for purchased fuel or purchased power, the Commission, after a public hearing and by an appropriate order:

      (a) Shall allow the electric utility to clear its deferred accounts by refunding any credit balance or recovering any debit balance over a period not to exceed 3 years, as determined by the Commission.

      (b) Shall not allow the electric utility to recover any debit balance, or portion thereof, in an amount that would result in a rate of return during the period of recovery that exceeds the rate of return authorized by the Commission in the most recently completed rate proceeding for the electric utility.

      10.  Before allowing an electric utility to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9, the Commission shall determine whether the costs for purchased fuel and purchased power that the electric utility recorded in its deferred accounts are recoverable and whether the revenues that the electric utility collected from customers in this State for purchased fuel and purchased power are properly recorded and credited in its deferred accounts. The Commission shall not allow the electric utility to recover any costs for purchased fuel and purchased power that were the result of any practice or transaction that was undertaken, managed or performed imprudently by the electric utility. There is no presumption that any practice or transaction was undertaken, managed or performed prudently by an electric utility applying to the Commission to clear its deferred accounts or to recover costs for purchased fuel and purchased power, and the electric utility has the burden of proving that the practices and transactions of the electric utility were reasonable and prudent.

      11.  If an electric utility files an application to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to subsection 9 while a general rate application is pending, the electric utility shall:

      (a) Submit with its application to clear its deferred accounts information relating to the cost of service and rate design; and

      (b) Supplement its general rate application with the same information, if such information was not submitted with the general rate application.

      12.  A utility facility identified in a 3-year plan submitted pursuant to NRS 704.741 and accepted by the Commission for acquisition or construction pursuant to NRS 704.751 and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall be deemed to be a prudent investment. The utility may recover all just and reasonable costs of planning and constructing such a facility.

      13.  A PAR carrier may, in accordance with this section and NRS 704.100, file with the Commission a request to approve or change any schedule to provide volume or duration discounts to rates for telecommunication service for an offering made to all or any class of business customers. The Commission may conduct a hearing relating to the request, which must occur within 45 days after the date the request is filed with the Commission.

 


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request, which must occur within 45 days after the date the request is filed with the Commission. The request and schedule shall be deemed approved if the request and schedule are not disapproved by the Commission within 60 days after the date the Commission receives the request.

      14.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Electric utility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (b) “Electric utility that primarily serves densely populated counties” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (c) “Electric utility that primarily serves less densely populated counties” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.187.

      (d) “PAR carrier” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 704.68942.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 704.185 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      704.185  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8 of NRS 704.110, a public utility which purchases natural gas for resale may record upon its books and records in deferred accounts all cost increases or decreases in the natural gas purchased for resale. Any public utility which uses deferred accounting to reflect changes in costs of natural gas purchased for resale shall include in its annual report to the Commission a statement showing the allocated rate of return for each of its operating departments in Nevada which uses deferred accounting.

      2.  If the rate of return for any department using deferred accounting pursuant to subsection 1 is greater than the rate of return allowed by the Commission in the last rate proceeding, the Commission shall order the utility which recovered any costs of natural gas purchased for resale through rates during the reported period to transfer to the next energy adjustment period that portion of such recovered amounts which exceeds the authorized rate of return.

      3.  A public utility which purchases natural gas for resale may request approval from the Commission to record upon its books and records in deferred accounts any other cost or revenue which the Commission deems appropriate for deferred accounting and which is not otherwise subject to the provisions of subsections 1 and 2. If the Commission approves such a request, the Commission shall determine the appropriate requirements for reporting and recovery that the public utility must follow with regard to each such deferred account.

      4.  When a public utility which purchases natural gas for resale files an application to clear its deferred accounts, the proceeding regarding the application must include a review of the transactions and recorded costs of natural gas included in the application. There is no presumption of reasonableness or prudence for any transactions or recorded costs of natural gas included in the application, and the public utility has the burden of proving reasonableness and prudence in the proceeding.

      Sec. 4.  This act applies to all applications of a public utility seeking to clear its deferred accounts pursuant to NRS 704.185 or 704.187 that are:

      1.  Pending before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on or after the effective date of this act;

      2.  Pending on appeal in a district court or the Supreme Court pursuant to NRS 703.373 to 703.376, inclusive, on or after the effective date of this act; or

      3.  Filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on or after the effective date of this act.

      Sec. 5.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 164, AB 94

Assembly Bill No. 94–Assemblymen Leslie, Buckley, Bobzien, Carpenter, Parks, Anderson, Horne, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Pierce and Smith

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Care and Titus

 

CHAPTER 164

 

AN ACT relating to administrative procedure; eliminating the prohibition against the admission of a person as a party to an administrative proceeding in a contested case involving the grant, denial or renewal of a license if the person does not have a direct financial interest in the grant, denial or renewal of the license; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law prohibits the admission of a person as a party to an administrative proceeding in a contested case involving the grant, denial or renewal of a license if the person does not have a direct financial interest in the grant, denial or renewal of the license. (NRS 233B.127) Section 1 of this bill eliminates that prohibition.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 233B.127 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      233B.127  1.  When the grant, denial or renewal of a license is required to be preceded by notice and opportunity for hearing, the provisions of this chapter concerning contested cases apply.

      2.  When a licensee has made timely and sufficient application for the renewal of a license or for a new license with reference to any activity of a continuing nature, the existing license does not expire until the application has been finally determined by the agency, and, in case the application is denied or the terms of the new license limited, until the last day for seeking review of the agency order or a later date fixed by order of the reviewing court.

      3.  No revocation, suspension, annulment or withdrawal of any license is lawful unless, [prior to] before the institution of agency proceedings, the agency gave notice by certified mail to the licensee of facts or conduct which warrant the intended action, and the licensee was given an opportunity to show compliance with all lawful requirements for the retention of the license. If the agency finds that public health, safety or welfare imperatively require emergency action, and incorporates a finding to that effect in its order, summary suspension of a license may be ordered pending proceedings for revocation or other action. Such proceedings [shall] must be promptly instituted and determined.

      [4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person must not be admitted as a party to an administrative proceeding in a contested case involving the grant, denial or renewal of a license unless he demonstrates to the satisfaction of the presiding hearing officer that:

 


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      (a) His financial situation is likely to be maintained or to improve as a direct result of the grant or renewal of the license; or

      (b) His financial situation is likely to deteriorate as a direct result of the denial of the license or refusal to renew the license.

Ê The provisions of this subsection do not preclude the admission, as a party, of any person who will participate in the administrative proceeding as the agent or legal representative of an agency.]

      Sec. 2.  NRS 233B.130 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      233B.130  1.  Any party who is:

      (a) Identified as a party of record by an agency in an administrative proceeding; and

      (b) Aggrieved by a final decision in a contested case,

Ê is entitled to judicial review of the decision. Where appeal is provided within an agency, only the decision at the highest level is reviewable unless a decision made at a lower level in the agency is made final by statute. Any preliminary, procedural or intermediate act or ruling by an agency in a contested case is reviewable if review of the final decision of the agency would not provide an adequate remedy.

      2.  Petitions for judicial review must:

      (a) Name as respondents the agency and all parties of record to the administrative proceeding;

      (b) Be instituted by filing a petition in the district court in and for Carson City, in and for the county in which the aggrieved party resides or in and for the county where the agency proceeding occurred; and

      (c) Be filed within 30 days after service of the final decision of the agency.

Ê Cross-petitions for judicial review must be filed within 10 days after service of a petition for judicial review.

      3.  The agency and any party desiring to participate in the judicial review must file a statement of intent to participate in the petition for judicial review and serve the statement upon the agency and every party within 20 days after service of the petition.

      4.  A petition for rehearing or reconsideration must be filed within 15 days after the date of service of the final decision. An order granting or denying the petition must be served on all parties at least 5 days before the expiration of the time for filing the petition for judicial review. If the petition is granted, the subsequent order shall be deemed the final order for the purpose of judicial review.

      5.  The petition for judicial review and any cross-petitions for judicial review must be served upon the agency and every party within 45 days after the filing of the petition, unless, upon a showing of good cause, the district court extends the time for such service. If the proceeding involves a petition for judicial review or cross-petition for judicial review of a final decision of the State Contractors’ Board , [or of a final decision of an agency or hearing officer in a contested case involving the grant, denial or renewal of a license,] the district court [shall,] may, on its own motion or the motion of a party, dismiss from the proceeding any agency or person who:

      (a) Is named as a party in the petition for judicial review or cross-petition for judicial review; and

      (b) Was not a party to the administrative proceeding for which the petition for judicial review or cross-petition for judicial review was filed.

 


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      6.  The provisions of this chapter are the exclusive means of judicial review of, or judicial action concerning, a final decision in a contested case involving an agency to which this chapter applies.

      Sec. 3.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 165, AB 122

Assembly Bill No. 122–Committee on Government Affairs

 

CHAPTER 165

 

AN ACT relating to counties; revising the provisions governing systems used for reporting emergencies in certain counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law, counties whose population is 20,000 or more but less than 400,000 (currently Washoe, Elko, Douglas, Nye, Lyon and Churchill Counties and Carson City) may impose a surcharge to enhance the telephone system for reporting an emergency in the county so that the number and address from which a call received by the system is made may be determined. The proceeds of the surcharge are required to be deposited in a special revenue fund of the county and may only be used to enhance the telephone system. (NRS 244A.7643, 244A.7645) Sections 1 and 2 of this bill expand the authority to impose such a surcharge to counties whose population is less than 20,000 (currently Humboldt, White Pine, Pershing, Lander, Mineral, Lincoln, Storey, Eureka and Esmeralda Counties). Sections 1 and 2 also allow counties that impose such a surcharge, other than a county whose population is 100,000 or more but less than 400,000 (currently Washoe County), to spend the proceeds of the surcharge for the additional purpose of improving the telephone system for reporting an emergency in the county.

      Existing law authorizes local governments to impose certain fees on public utilities, including persons and local governments that sell or resell personal wireless services, for a business license, franchise or right-of-way, which are deposited in the general fund of the local government. (NRS 354.59881-354.59889) Under existing law, if a surcharge to enhance the telephone system for reporting an emergency is imposed in a county whose population is less than 100,000 and the governing body of the county or a city within the county also imposes a fee for a business license on a provider of personal wireless service, the money generated by the fee is required to be deposited into the same special revenue fund in which the proceeds of the surcharge are deposited. (NRS 244A.7645, 244A.76455) Section 4 of this bill eliminates the requirement that these fees be deposited in the special revenue fund; therefore, such fees will be deposited in the county general fund in the same manner as before the enactment of the ordinance imposing the surcharge.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 244A.7643 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      244A.7643  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the board of county commissioners in a county whose population is [20,000] 100,000 or more but less than 400,000 may [,] by ordinance, for the enhancement of the telephone system for reporting an emergency in the county, impose a surcharge on:

 


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      (a) Each access line or trunk line of each customer to the local exchange of any [telephone company] telecommunications provider providing those lines in the county; and

      (b) The mobile telephone service provided to each customer of that service whose place of primary use is in the county . [,

Ê for the enhancement of the telephone system for reporting an emergency in the county.]

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the board of county commissioners in a county whose population is less than 100,000 may by ordinance, for the enhancement or improvement of the telephone system for reporting an emergency in the county, impose a surcharge on:

      (a) Each access line or trunk line of each customer to the local exchange of any telecommunications provider providing those lines in the county; and

      (b) The mobile telephone service provided to each customer of that service whose place of primary use is in the county.

      3.  The board of county commissioners of a county whose population is less than 100,000 may not impose a surcharge pursuant to this section unless the board first adopts a 5-year master plan for the enhancement or improvement of the telephone system for reporting emergencies in the county. The master plan must include an estimate of the cost of the enhancement or improvement of the telephone system and all proposed sources of money for funding the enhancement [.

      3.] or improvement.

      4.  The surcharge imposed by a board of county commissioners pursuant to this section:

      (a) For each access line to the local exchange of a [telephone company,] telecommunications provider, must not exceed 25 cents each month;

      (b) For each trunk line to the local exchange of a [telephone company,] telecommunications provider, must equal 10 times the amount of the surcharge imposed for each access line to the local exchange of a [telephone company] telecommunications provider pursuant to paragraph (a); and

      (c) For each telephone number assigned to a customer by a supplier of mobile telephone service, must equal the amount of the surcharge imposed for each access line to the local exchange of a [telephone company] telecommunications provider pursuant to paragraph (a).

      [4.] 5.  A [telephone company] telecommunications provider which provides access lines or trunk lines in a county which imposes a surcharge pursuant to this section or a supplier which provides mobile telephone service to a customer in such a county shall collect the surcharge from its customers each month. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 244A.7647, the [telephone company] telecommunications provider or supplier shall remit the surcharge it collects to the treasurer of the county in which the surcharge is imposed not later than the 15th day of the month after the month it receives payment of the surcharge from its customers.

      [5.] 6.  An ordinance adopted pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 may include a schedule of penalties for the delinquent payment of amounts due from [telephone companies] telecommunications providers or suppliers pursuant to this section. Such a schedule:

      (a) Must provide for a grace period of not less than 90 days after the date on which the [telephone company] telecommunications provider or supplier must otherwise remit the surcharge to the county treasurer; and

 


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      (b) Must not provide for a penalty that exceeds 5 percent of the cumulative amount of surcharges owed by a [telephone company] telecommunications provider or a supplier.

      [6.] 7.  As used in this section, “trunk line” means a line which provides a channel between a switchboard owned by a customer of a [telephone company] telecommunications provider and the local exchange of the [telephone company.] telecommunications provider.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 244A.7645 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      244A.7645  1.  If a surcharge is imposed [in a county] pursuant to NRS 244A.7643 [,] in a county whose population is 100,000 or more but less than 400,000, the board of county commissioners of that county shall [:

      1.  Establish,] establish by ordinance [,] an advisory committee to develop a plan to enhance the telephone system for reporting an emergency in that county and to oversee any money allocated for that purpose. The advisory committee must consist of not less than five members who:

      (a) Are residents of the county;

      (b) Possess knowledge concerning telephone systems for reporting emergencies; and

      (c) Are not elected public officers.

[Ê If the county in which the]

      2.  If a surcharge is [being] imposed pursuant to NRS 244A.7643 [has a population of] in a county whose population is less than 100,000, the board of county commissioners of that county shall establish by ordinance an advisory committee to develop a plan to enhance or improve the telephone system for reporting an emergency in that county and to oversee any money allocated for that purpose. The advisory committee must [include] :

      (a) Consist of not less than five members who:

             (1) Are residents of the county;

             (2) Possess knowledge concerning telephone systems for reporting emergencies; and

             (3) Are not elected public officers; and

      (b) Include a representative of an incumbent local exchange carrier which provides service to persons in that county. As used in this [subsection,] paragraph, “incumbent local exchange carrier” has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 U.S.C. § 251(h)(1), as that section existed on October 1, 1999, and includes a local exchange carrier that is treated as an incumbent local exchange carrier pursuant to that section.

      [2.  Create]

      3.  If a surcharge is imposed in a county pursuant to NRS 244A.7643, the board of county commissioners of that county shall create a special revenue fund of the county for the deposit of the money collected pursuant to NRS 244A.7643. The money in the fund must be used only [to] :

      (a) To enhance the telephone system for reporting an emergency so that the number and address from which a call received by the system is made may be determined, including only:

      [(a)] (1) Paying recurring and nonrecurring charges for telecommunication services necessary for the operation of the enhanced telephone system;

      [(b)] (2) Paying costs for personnel and training associated with the routine maintenance and updating of the database for the system;

      [(c)] (3) Purchasing, leasing or renting the equipment and software necessary to operate the enhanced telephone system; and

 


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      [(d)] (4) Paying costs associated with any maintenance, upgrade and replacement of equipment and software necessary for the operation of the enhanced telephone system.

      [3.] (b) In a county whose population is less than 100,000, to improve the telephone system for reporting an emergency in the county.

      4.  If the balance in the fund created pursuant to subsection [2] 3 which has not been committed for expenditure exceeds $500,000 at the end of any fiscal year, the board of county commissioners shall reduce the amount of the surcharge imposed during the next fiscal year by the amount necessary to ensure that the unencumbered balance in the fund at the end of the next fiscal year does not exceed $500,000.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 244A.7647 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      244A.7647  A [telephone company] telecommunications provider or supplier which collects the surcharge imposed pursuant to NRS 244A.7643 is entitled to retain an amount of the surcharge collected which is equal to the cost to collect the surcharge.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 244A.76455 is hereby repealed.

      Sec. 5.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 166, AB 258

Assembly Bill No. 258–Assemblymen Carpenter, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Marvel and Settelmeyer

 

CHAPTER 166

 

AN ACT relating to land use; clarifying that certain divisions, exchanges and transfers of land for agricultural purposes are exempt from requirements pertaining to boundary line adjustments and the filing of parcel maps and records of survey; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law generally requires the preparation and filing of a parcel map when land will be divided into four lots or less for transfer or development. (NRS 278.461) However, with respect to the adjustment of boundary lines or the transfer of land as between two abutting parcels, a parcel map is not required if the applicable governing body grants its approval and a professional land surveyor performs a field survey, sets monuments and files a record of survey. (NRS 278.461, 278.5692, 278.5693) In addition, certain divisions of land for agricultural purposes are exempt from the provisions in existing law governing planning and zoning. (NRS 278.320)

      This bill clarifies that divisions, exchanges and transfers of land for agricultural purposes are exempt from the provisions in existing law governing planning and zoning, including any requirements pertaining to the adjustment of boundary lines or the filing of a parcel map or record of survey, if each parcel resulting from the division, exchange or transfer: (1) is 10 acres or more in size, unless local zoning laws prescribe a larger minimum parcel size; (2) has a zoning designation consistent with that specified in the applicable master plan, if any; (3) can be described with reference to the standard subdivisions used in the United States Public Land Survey System; (4) qualifies for agricultural use assessment; and (5) is served by certain types of access.

 


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System; (4) qualifies for agricultural use assessment; and (5) is served by certain types of access. This bill provides further that such a parcel ceases to be exempt from the provisions of chapter 278 of NRS if it ceases to qualify for agricultural use assessment or if commercial buildings or residential dwellings which did not exist previously are constructed on the parcel.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 278.320 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      278.320  1.  “Subdivision” means any land, vacant or improved, which is divided or proposed to be divided into five or more lots, parcels, sites, units or plots, for the purpose of any transfer or development, or any proposed transfer or development, unless exempted by one of the following provisions:

      (a) The term “subdivision” does not apply to any division of land which is subject to the provisions of NRS 278.471 to 278.4725, inclusive.

      (b) Any joint tenancy or tenancy in common shall be deemed a single interest in land.

      (c) Unless a method of disposition is adopted for the purpose of evading this chapter or would have the effect of evading this chapter, the term “subdivision” does not apply to:

             (1) Any division of land which is ordered by any court in this State or created by operation of law;

             (2) A lien, mortgage, deed of trust or any other security instrument;

             (3) A security or unit of interest in any investment trust regulated under the laws of this State or any other interest in an investment entity;

             (4) Cemetery lots; or

             (5) An interest in oil, gas, minerals or building materials, which are now or hereafter severed from the surface ownership of real property.

      2.  A common-interest community consisting of five or more units shall be deemed to be a subdivision of land within the meaning of this section, but need only comply with NRS 278.326 to 278.460, inclusive, and 278.473 to 278.490, inclusive.

      3.  The board of county commissioners of any county may exempt any parcel or parcels of land from the provisions of NRS 278.010 to 278.630, inclusive, if:

      (a) The land is owned by a railroad company or by a nonprofit corporation organized and existing pursuant to the provisions of chapter 81 or 82 of NRS which is an immediate successor in title to a railroad company, and the land was in the past used in connection with any railroad operation; and

      (b) Other persons now permanently reside on the land.

      4.  [This] Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, this chapter , including, without limitation, any requirements relating to the adjustment of boundary lines or the filing of a parcel map or record of survey, does not apply to the division , exchange or transfer of land for agricultural purposes [into parcels of more than 10 acres, if a street, road, or highway opening or widening or easement of any kind is not involved.] if each parcel resulting from such a division, exchange or transfer:

 


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      (a) Is 10 acres or more in size, unless local zoning laws require a larger minimum parcel size, in which case each parcel resulting from the division, exchange or transfer must comply with the parcel size required by those local zoning laws;

      (b) Has a zoning classification that is consistent with the designation in the master plan, if any, regarding land use for the parcel;

      (c) Can be described by reference to the standard subdivisions used in the United States Public Land Survey System;

      (d) Qualifies for agricultural use assessment under NRS 361A.100 to 361A.160, inclusive, and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

      (e) Is accessible:

             (1) By way of an existing street, road or highway;

             (2) Through other adjacent lands owned by the same person; or

             (3) By way of an easement for agricultural purposes that was granted in connection with the division, exchange or transfer.

      5.  The exemption from the provisions of this chapter, which exemption is set forth in subsection 4, does not apply with respect to any parcel resulting from the division, exchange or transfer of agricultural lands if:

      (a) Such resulting parcel ceases to qualify for agricultural use assessment under NRS 361A.100 to 361A.160, inclusive, and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto; or

      (b) New commercial buildings or residential dwelling units are proposed to be constructed on the parcel after the date on which the division, exchange or transfer took place. The provisions of this paragraph do not prohibit the expansion, repair, reconstruction, renovation or replacement of preexisting buildings or dwelling units that are:

             (1) Dilapidated;

             (2) Dangerous;

             (3) At risk of being declared a public nuisance;

             (4) Damaged or destroyed by fire, flood, earthquake or any natural or man-made disaster; or

             (5) Otherwise in need of expansion, repair, reconstruction, renovation or replacement.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 167, AB 289

Assembly Bill No. 289–Assemblymen Grady, Goedhart, Goicoechea and Marvel

 

CHAPTER 167

 

AN ACT relating to airports; exempting the rental or lease of certain space at certain local governmental airports from requirements relating to appraisals and public auctions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law and with certain exceptions, the governing body of a city is required to obtain two independent appraisals when offering real property for sale or lease and is required to sell or lease the property at auction. (NRS 268.059-268.062) Under existing law, airport authorities created by special acts of the Legislature are required to sell or otherwise dispose of real property by public auction. (Airport Auth. Act for Battle Mountain, § 10; Airport Auth. Act for Carson City, § 9; Reno-Tahoe Airport Auth. Act, § 10) This bill authorizes the governing body of a city located in a county whose population is less than 40,000 (currently counties other than Clark, Washoe, Elko and Douglas Counties, and Carson City) or an airport authority in such a county (currently the Airport Authority of Battle Mountain) to rent or lease space for the parking or storage of aircraft on the grounds of a municipal airport owned or operated by the city or the airport authority without conducting or causing to be conducted an appraisal or a public auction. (NRS 496.080; Airport Auth. Act for Battle Mountain, § 10)

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 496.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      496.080  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 or as may be limited by the terms and conditions of any grant, loan or agreement pursuant to NRS 496.180, every municipality may, by sale, lease or otherwise, dispose of any airport, air navigation facility [,] or other property, or portion thereof or interest therein, acquired pursuant to this chapter.

      2.  The disposal by sale, lease or otherwise must be:

      (a) [Made] Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, made by public auction; and

      (b) In accordance with the laws of this State, or provisions of the charter of the municipality, governing the disposition of other property of the municipality, except that in the case of disposal to another municipality or agency of the State or Federal Government for aeronautical purposes incident thereto, the sale, lease or other disposal may be effected in such manner and upon such terms as the governing body of the municipality may deem in the best interest of the municipality, and except as otherwise provided in subsections 3, 4 and 5 of NRS 496.090.

      3.  The governing body of a city located in a county whose population is less than 40,000 may rent or lease to a person a space for the parking or storage of aircraft on the grounds of a municipal airport that is owned or operated by the city without conducting or causing to be conducted an appraisal or a public auction.

 


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      Sec. 2.  NRS 266.267 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      266.267  1.  A city council shall not enter into a lease of real property owned by the city for a term of 3 years or longer or enter into a contract for the sale of real property until after the property has been appraised pursuant to NRS 268.059. Except as otherwise provided in this section , [and] paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 268.050 [:] and subsection 3 of NRS 496.080:

      (a) The sale or lease of real property must be made in the manner required pursuant to NRS 268.059, 268.061 and 268.062; and

      (b) A lease or sale must be made at or above the highest appraised value of the real property as determined pursuant to the appraisal conducted pursuant to NRS 268.059.

      2.  The city council may sell or lease real property for less than its appraised value to any person who maintains or intends to maintain a business within the boundaries of the city which is eligible pursuant to NRS 374.357 for an abatement from the sales and use taxes imposed pursuant to chapter 374 of NRS.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 268.059 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      268.059  1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 268.048 to 268.058, inclusive, and 278.479 to 278.4965, inclusive, and subsection 3 of NRS 496.080, except as otherwise required by federal law, except as otherwise required pursuant to a cooperative agreement entered into pursuant to NRS 277.050 or 277.053 or an interlocal agreement in existence on October 1, 2004, except if the governing body is entering into a joint development agreement for real property owned by the city to which the governing body is a party, except for a lease of residential property with a term of 1 year or less and except for the sale or lease of real property larger than 1 acre which is approved by the voters at a primary or general election, primary or general city election or special election, the governing body shall, when offering any real property for sale or lease:

      (a) Obtain two independent appraisals of the real property before selling or leasing it. The appraisals must be based on the zoning of the real property as set forth in the master plan for the city and must have been prepared not more than 6 months before the date on which real property is offered for sale or lease.

      (b) Select the two independent appraisers from the list of appraisers established pursuant to subsection 2.

      (c) Verify the qualifications of each appraiser selected pursuant to paragraph (b). The determination of the governing body as to the qualifications of the appraiser is conclusive.

      2.  The governing body shall adopt by ordinance the procedures for creating or amending a list of appraisers qualified to conduct appraisals of real property offered for sale or lease by the governing body. The list must:

      (a) Contain the names of all persons qualified to act as a general appraiser in the same county as the real property that may be appraised; and

      (b) Be organized at random and rotated from time to time.

      3.  An appraiser chosen pursuant to subsection 1 must provide a disclosure statement which includes, without limitation, all sources of income of the appraiser that may constitute a conflict of interest and any relationship of the appraiser with the property owner or the owner of an adjoining property.

 


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      4.  An appraiser shall not perform an appraisal on any real property offered for sale or lease by the governing body if the appraiser or a person related to the appraiser within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity has an interest in the real property or an adjoining property.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 268.061 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      268.061  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 268.063, 268.048 to 268.058, inclusive, and 278.479 to 278.4965, inclusive, and subsection 3 of NRS 496.080, except as otherwise provided by federal law, except as otherwise required pursuant to a cooperative agreement entered into pursuant to NRS 277.050 or 277.053 or an interlocal agreement in existence on October 1, 2004, except if the governing body is entering into a joint development agreement for real property owned by the city to which the governing body is a party, except for a lease of residential property with a term of 1 year or less and except for the sale or lease of real property larger than 1 acre which is approved by the voters at a primary or general election, primary or general city election or special election:

      1.  If a governing body has determined by resolution that the sale or lease of any real property owned by the city will be in the best interest of the city, it may sell or lease the real property in the manner prescribed for the sale or lease of real property in NRS 268.062.

      2.  Before the governing body may sell or lease any real property as provided in subsection 1, it shall:

      (a) Post copies of the resolution described in subsection 1 in three public places in the city; and

      (b) Cause to be published at least once a week for 3 successive weeks, in a newspaper qualified under chapter 238 of NRS that is published in the county in which the real property is located, a notice setting forth:

             (1) A description of the real property proposed to be sold or leased in such a manner as to identify it;

             (2) The minimum price, if applicable, of the real property proposed to be sold or leased; and

             (3) The places at which the resolution described in subsection 1 has been posted pursuant to paragraph (a), and any other places at which copies of that resolution may be obtained.

Ê If no qualified newspaper is published within the county in which the real property is located, the required notice must be published in some qualified newspaper printed in the State of Nevada and having a general circulation within that county.

      3.  If the governing body by its resolution finds additionally that the real property to be sold is worth more than $1,000, the board shall conduct an appraisal pursuant to NRS 268.059 to determine the value of the real property and, except for real property acquired pursuant to NRS 371.047, shall not sell or lease it for less than the highest appraised value.

      4.  If the real property is appraised at $1,000 or more, the governing body may:

      (a) Lease the real property; or

      (b) Sell the real property for:

             (1) Cash; or

             (2) Not less than 25 percent cash down and upon deferred payments over a period of not more than 10 years, secured by a mortgage or deed of trust bearing such interest and upon such further terms as the governing body may specify.

 


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      5.  A governing body may sell or lease any real property owned by the city without complying with the provisions of this section and NRS 268.059 and 268.062 to:

      (a) A person who owns real property located adjacent to the real property to be sold or leased if the governing body has determined by resolution that:

             (1) The real property is a:

                   (I) Remnant that was separated from its original parcel due to the construction of a street, alley, avenue or other thoroughfare, or portion thereof, flood control facility or other public facility;

                   (II) Parcel that, as a result of its size, is too small to establish an economically viable use by anyone other than the person who owns real property adjacent to the real property offered for sale or lease; or

                   (III) Parcel which is subject to a deed restriction prohibiting the use of the real property by anyone other than the person who owns real property adjacent to the real property offered for sale or lease; and

             (2) The sale or lease will be in the best interest of the city.

      (b) Another governmental entity if:

             (1) The sale or lease restricts the use of the real property to a public use; and

             (2) The governing body adopts a resolution finding that the sale or lease will be in the best interest of the city.

      6.  A governing body that disposes of real property pursuant to subsection 5 is not required to offer to reconvey the real property to the person from whom the real property was received or acquired by donation or dedication.

      7.  If real property that is offered for sale or lease pursuant to this section is not sold or leased at the initial offering of the contract for the sale or lease of the real property, the governing body may offer the real property for sale or lease a second time pursuant to this section. If there is a material change relating to the title, zoning or an ordinance governing the use of the real property, the governing body must obtain a new appraisal of the real property pursuant to the provisions of NRS 268.059 before offering the real property for sale or lease a second time. If real property that is offered for sale or lease pursuant to this section is not sold or leased at the second offering of the contract for the sale or lease of the real property, the governing body may list the real property for sale or lease at the appraised value with a licensed real estate broker, provided that the broker or a person related to the broker within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity does not have an interest in the real property or an adjoining property.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 268.062 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      268.062  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 268.063, 268.048 to 268.058, inclusive, and 278.479 to 278.4965, inclusive, and subsection 3 of NRS 496.080, except as otherwise required by federal law, except as otherwise required pursuant to a cooperative agreement entered into pursuant to NRS 277.050 or 277.053 or an interlocal agreement in existence on October 1, 2004, except if the governing body is entering into a joint development agreement for real property owned by the city to which the governing body is a party, except for a lease of residential property with a term of 1 year or less and except for the sale or lease of real property larger than 1 acre which is approved by the voters at a primary or general election, the governing body shall, in open meeting by a majority vote of the members and before ordering the sale or lease at auction of any real property, adopt a resolution declaring its intention to sell or lease the property at auction.

 


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and before ordering the sale or lease at auction of any real property, adopt a resolution declaring its intention to sell or lease the property at auction. The resolution must:

      (a) Describe the property proposed to be sold or leased in such a manner as to identify it;

      (b) Specify the minimum price and the terms upon which the property will be sold or leased; and

      (c) Fix a time, not less than 3 weeks thereafter, for a public meeting of the governing body to be held at its regular place of meeting, at which sealed bids will be received and considered.

      2.  Notice of the adoption of the resolution and of the time and place of holding the meeting must be given by:

      (a) Posting copies of the resolution in three public places in the county not less than 15 days before the date of the meeting; and

      (b) Causing to be published at least once a week for 3 successive weeks before the meeting, in a newspaper qualified under chapter 238 of NRS that is published in the county in which the real property is located, a notice setting forth:

             (1) A description of the real property proposed to be sold or leased at auction in such a manner as to identify it;

             (2) The minimum price of the real property proposed to be sold or leased at auction; and

             (3) The places at which the resolution described in subsection 1 has been posted pursuant to paragraph (a), and any other places at which copies of that resolution may be obtained.

Ê If no qualified newspaper is published within the county in which the real property is located, the required notice must be published in some qualified newspaper printed in the State of Nevada and having a general circulation within that county.

      3.  At the time and place fixed in the resolution for the meeting of the board, all sealed bids which have been received must, in public session, be opened, examined and declared by the governing body. Of the proposals submitted which conform to all terms and conditions specified in the resolution of intention to sell or lease and which are made by responsible bidders, the bid which is the highest must be finally accepted, unless a higher oral bid is accepted or the governing body rejects all bids.

      4.  Before accepting any written bid, the governing body shall call for oral bids. If, upon the call for oral bidding, any responsible person offers to buy or lease the property upon the terms and conditions specified in the resolution, for a price exceeding by at least 5 percent the highest written bid, then the highest oral bid which is made by a responsible person must be finally accepted.

      5.  The final acceptance by the governing body may be made either at the same session or at any adjourned session of the same meeting held within the 21 days next following.

      6.  The governing body may, either at the same session or at any adjourned session of the same meeting held within the 21 days next following, if it deems the action to be for the best public interest, reject any and all bids, either written or oral, and withdraw the property from sale or lease.

      7.  Any resolution of acceptance of any bid made by the governing body must authorize and direct the chairman to execute a deed or lease and to deliver it upon performance and compliance by the purchaser or lessor with all the terms or conditions of his contract which are to be performed concurrently therewith.

 


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deliver it upon performance and compliance by the purchaser or lessor with all the terms or conditions of his contract which are to be performed concurrently therewith.

      Sec. 6.  Section 10 of the Airport Authority Act for Battle Mountain, being chapter 458, Statutes of Nevada 1983, as last amended by chapter 381, Statutes of Nevada 2005, at page 1470, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 10.  Authority: General powers.  The Authority may do all things necessary to accomplish the purposes of this act. The Authority may, by reason of example and not of limitation:

       1.  Have perpetual succession and sue and be sued.

       2.  Plan, establish, acquire, construct, improve and operate an airport within Lander County.

       3.  Acquire real or personal property or any interest therein by gift, lease or purchase for any of the purposes provided in this section, including the elimination, prevention or marking of airport hazards.

       4.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any real property. [If] Unless the provisions of subsection 5 apply, if the Authority sells or otherwise disposes of real property, the sale or other disposal must be made by public auction.

       5.  The Authority may rent or lease to a person a space for the parking or storage of aircraft on the grounds of an airport controlled by the Authority without conducting or causing to be conducted an appraisal or a public auction.

       6.  Acquire real property or any interest therein in areas most affected by aircraft noise for the purpose of resale or lease thereof, subject to restrictions limiting its use to industrial or other purposes least affected by aircraft noise.

       [6.] 7.  Enter into agreements with Lander County and Battle Mountain to acquire, by lease, gift, purchase or otherwise, any airport of the county or municipality and to operate the airport.

       [7.] 8.  Exercise the power of eminent domain and dominant eminent domain in the manner provided by law for the condemnation by a town of private property for public use to take any property necessary to the exercise of the powers granted, within the designated district in Lander County.

       [8.] 9.  Apply directly to the proper federal, state, county and municipal officials and agencies or to any other source, public or private, for loans, grants, guarantees or other financial assistance in aid of airports operated by it, and accept the same.

       [9.] 10.  Prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of all property owned and operated by the Authority for submission to the Board of County Commissioners of Lander County. The Authority may prepare and adopt for approval by the Board of County Commissioners of Lander County a comprehensive zoning plan of all property owned or operated by the Authority. The zoning plan must be consistent with the requirements of chapter 497 of NRS and any applicable federal laws and regulations.

       [10.] 11.  Have control of its airports with the right and duty to establish and charge fees, rentals, rates and other charges, and collect revenues therefrom, not inconsistent with the rights of the holders of its bonds, and enter into agreements with carriers for the payment of landing fees, rental rates and other charges.

 


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its bonds, and enter into agreements with carriers for the payment of landing fees, rental rates and other charges.

       [11.] 12.  Use in the performance of its functions the officers, agents, employees, services, facilities, records and equipment of Lander County or Battle Mountain, with the consent of the county or municipality and subject to such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon.

       [12.] 13.  Enter upon such lands, waters or premises as in the judgment of the Authority may be necessary for the purpose of making surveys, soundings, borings and examinations to accomplish any purpose authorized by this act. The Authority is liable for actual damage done.

       [13.] 14.  Provide its own fire protection, police and crash and rescue service.

       [14.] 15.  Contract with carriers with regard to landings and the accommodations of the employees and passengers of such carriers.

       [15.] 16.  Contract with persons or corporations to provide goods and services for the use of the employees and passengers of the carriers and the employees of the Authority, as necessary or incidental to the operation of the airports.

       [16.] 17.  Hire and retain officers, agents and employees, including a fiscal adviser, engineers, attorneys or other professional or specialized personnel.

       [17.] 18.  Adopt regulations governing vehicular traffic on its airports relating, but not limited to, speed restrictions, stopping, standing and parking, loading zones, turning movements and parking meters. It is unlawful for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in such regulations.

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CHAPTER 168, AB 297

Assembly Bill No. 297–Assemblymen Bobzien, Leslie and Gansert

 

Joint Sponsor: Senator Raggio

 

CHAPTER 168

 

AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of special license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno; requiring the proposal for issuance of the plates to be submitted to the Commission on Special License Plates for approval; imposing a fee for the issuance and renewal of such license plates; revising the requirements for approval of special license plates authorized by an act of the Legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      This bill provides for the issuance of a special license plate for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno. Before the Department of Motor Vehicles designs, prepares and issues the special license plate: (1) the Commission on Special License Plates must approve the design, preparation and issuance of the plate; and (2) the Department must receive 1,000 applications for the plate. This bill also provides that the fees collected pursuant to the issuance of the plate must be deposited in the State General Fund. The State Treasurer is required to distribute the fees, on a quarterly basis, to the City Treasurer of the City of Reno. This bill also provides for approval or disapproval by the Commission on Special License Plates of applications for special license plates authorized by an act of the Legislature after January 1, 2007.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 482 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the Reno Recreation and Parks Commission or its successor, shall design, prepare and issue license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno, using any colors and designs that the Department deems appropriate. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license plates unless:

      (a) The Commission on Special License Plates approves the design, preparation and issuance of those plates as described in NRS 482.367004; and

      (b) The Department receives at least 1,000 applications for the issuance of those plates within 2 years after the effective date of this act.

      2.  If the Commission on Special License Plates approves the design, preparation and issuance of license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno pursuant to subsection 1, and the Department receives at least 1,000 applications for the issuance of the license plates, the Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter.

 


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application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20 to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute the fees deposited pursuant to this section to the City Treasurer of the City of Reno to be used to pay for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno.

      6.  If, during a registration year, the holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 482.216 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.216  1.  Upon the request of a new vehicle dealer, the Department may authorize the new vehicle dealer to:

      (a) Accept applications for the registration of the new motor vehicles he sells and the related fees and taxes;

      (b) Issue certificates of registration to applicants who satisfy the requirements of this chapter; and

      (c) Accept applications for the transfer of registration pursuant to NRS 482.399 if the applicant purchased from the new vehicle dealer a new vehicle to which the registration is to be transferred.

      2.  A new vehicle dealer who is authorized to issue certificates of registration pursuant to subsection 1 shall:

      (a) Transmit the applications he receives to the Department within the period prescribed by the Department;

 


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      (b) Transmit the fees he collects from the applicants and properly account for them within the period prescribed by the Department;

      (c) Comply with the regulations adopted pursuant to subsection 4; and

      (d) Bear any cost of equipment which is necessary to issue certificates of registration, including any computer hardware or software.

      3.  A new vehicle dealer who is authorized to issue certificates of registration pursuant to subsection 1 shall not:

      (a) Charge any additional fee for the performance of those services;

      (b) Receive compensation from the Department for the performance of those services;

      (c) Accept applications for the renewal of registration of a motor vehicle; or

      (d) Accept an application for the registration of a motor vehicle if the applicant wishes to:

             (1) Obtain special license plates pursuant to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3825, inclusive [;] , and section 1 of this act; or

             (2) Claim the exemption from the governmental services tax provided pursuant to NRS 361.1565 to veterans and their relations.

      4.  The Director shall adopt such regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. The regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection must provide for:

      (a) The expedient and secure issuance of license plates and decals by the Department; and

      (b) The withdrawal of the authority granted to a new vehicle dealer pursuant to subsection 1 if that dealer fails to comply with the regulations adopted by the Department.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 482.2703 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.2703  1.  The Director may order the preparation of sample license plates which must be of the same design and size as regular license plates or license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.384. The Director shall ensure that:

      (a) Each license plate issued pursuant to this subsection, regardless of its design, is inscribed with the word SAMPLE and an identical designation which consists of the same group of three numerals followed by the same group of three letters; and

      (b) The designation of numerals and letters assigned pursuant to paragraph (a) is not assigned to a vehicle registered pursuant to this chapter or chapter 706 of NRS.

      2.  The Director may order the preparation of sample license plates which must be of the same design and size as any of the special license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3823, inclusive [.] , and section 1 of this act. The Director shall ensure that:

      (a) Each license plate issued pursuant to this subsection, regardless of its design, is inscribed with the word SAMPLE and the number zero in the location where any other numerals would normally be displayed on a license plate of that design; and

      (b) The number assigned pursuant to paragraph (a) is not assigned to a vehicle registered pursuant to this chapter or chapter 706 of NRS.

      3.  The Director may establish a fee for the issuance of sample license plates of not more than $15 for each license plate.

      4.  A decal issued pursuant to NRS 482.271 may be displayed on a sample license plate issued pursuant to this section.

 


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      5.  All money collected from the issuance of sample license plates must be deposited in the State Treasury for credit to the Motor Vehicle Fund.

      6.  A person shall not affix a sample license plate issued pursuant to this section to a vehicle. A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 482.367004 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.367004  1.  There is hereby created the Commission on Special License Plates consisting of five Legislators and three nonvoting members as follows:

      (a) Five Legislators appointed by the Legislative Commission:

             (1) One of whom is the Legislator who served as the Chairman of the Assembly Standing Committee on Transportation during the most recent legislative session. That Legislator may designate an alternate to serve in his place in his absence. The alternate must be another Legislator who also served on the Assembly Standing Committee on Transportation during the most recent legislative session.

             (2) One of whom is the Legislator who served as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation during the most recent legislative session. That Legislator may designate an alternate to serve in his place in his absence. The alternate must be another Legislator who also served on the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation during the most recent legislative session.

      (b) Three nonvoting members consisting of:

             (1) The Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, or his designee.

             (2) The Director of the Department of Public Safety, or his designee.

             (3) The Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, or his designee.

      2.  Each member of the Commission appointed pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 serves a term of 2 years, commencing on July 1 of each odd-numbered year. A vacancy on the Commission must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

      3.  Members of the Commission serve without salary or compensation for their travel or per diem expenses.

      4.  The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall provide administrative support to the Commission.

      5.  The Commission shall approve or disapprove:

      (a) Applications for the design, preparation and issuance of special license plates that are submitted to the Department pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 482.367002; [and]

      (b) The issuance by the Department of special license plates that have been designed and prepared pursuant to NRS 482.367002 [.] ; and

      (c) Applications for the design, preparation and issuance of special license plates that have been authorized by an act of the Legislature after January 1, 2007.

Ê In determining whether to approve such an application or issuance, the Commission shall consider, without limitation, whether it would be appropriate and feasible for the Department to, as applicable, design, prepare or issue the particular special license plate.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 482.367008 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.367008  1.  As used in this section, “special license plate” means:

 


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      (a) A license plate that the Department has designed and prepared pursuant to NRS 482.367002 in accordance with the system of application and petition described in that section;

      (b) A license plate approved by the Legislature that the Department has designed and prepared pursuant to NRS 482.3747, 482.37903, 482.37905, 482.37917, 482.379175, 482.37918, 482.379185, 482.37919, 482.3792, 482.3793, 482.37933, 482.37934, 482.37935, 482.379355, 482.379365, 482.37937, 482.37938 or 482.37945 [;] or section 1 of this act; and

      (c) A license plate that:

             (1) Is approved by the Legislature after July 1, 2005; and

             (2) Differs substantially in design from the license plates that are described in subsection 1 of NRS 482.270.

      2.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the Department shall not, at any one time, issue more than 25 separate designs of special license plates. Whenever the total number of separate designs of special license plates issued by the Department at any one time is less than 25, the Department shall issue a number of additional designs of special license plates that have been authorized by an act of the Legislature or the application for which has been approved by the Commission on Special License Plates pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 482.367004, not to exceed a total of 25 designs issued by the Department at any one time. Such additional designs must be issued by the Department in accordance with the chronological order of their authorization or approval.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, on October 1 of each year the Department shall assess the viability of each separate design of special license plate that the Department is currently issuing by determining the total number of validly registered motor vehicles to which that design of special license plate is affixed. The Department shall not determine the total number of validly registered motor vehicles to which a particular design of special license plate is affixed if:

      (a) The particular design of special license plate was designed and prepared by the Department pursuant to NRS 482.367002; and

      (b) On October 1, that particular design of special license plate has been available to be issued for less than 12 months.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, if, on October 1, the total number of validly registered motor vehicles to which a particular design of special license plate is affixed is:

      (a) In the case of special license plates designed and prepared by the Department pursuant to NRS 482.367002, less than 1,000; or

      (b) In the case of special license plates authorized directly by the Legislature which are described in paragraph (b) of subsection 1, less than the number of applications required to be received by the Department for the initial issuance of those plates,

Ê the Director shall provide notice of that fact in the manner described in subsection 5.

      5.  The notice required pursuant to subsection 4 must be provided:

      (a) If the special license plate generates financial support for a cause or charitable organization, to that cause or charitable organization.

      (b) If the special license plate does not generate financial support for a cause or charitable organization, to an entity which is involved in promoting the activity, place or other matter that is depicted on the plate.

 


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      6.  If, on December 31 of the same year in which notice was provided pursuant to subsections 4 and 5, the total number of validly registered motor vehicles to which a particular design of special license plate is affixed is:

      (a) In the case of special license plates designed and prepared by the Department pursuant to NRS 482.367002, less than 1,000; or

      (b) In the case of special license plates authorized directly by the Legislature which are described in paragraph (b) of subsection 1, less than the number of applications required to be received by the Department for the initial issuance of those plates,

Ê the Director shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, issue an order providing that the Department will no longer issue that particular design of special license plate. Such an order does not require existing holders of that particular design of special license plate to surrender their plates to the Department and does not prohibit those holders from renewing those plates.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 482.36705 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.36705  1.  If a new special license plate is authorized by an act of the Legislature after January 1, 2003, the Legislature will direct that the license plate not be designed, prepared or issued by the Department unless the Department receives at least 1,000 applications for the issuance of that plate within 2 years after the effective date of the act of the Legislature that authorized the plate.

      2.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 1, if a new special license plate is authorized by an act of the Legislature after July 1, 2005, the Legislature will direct that the license plate not be issued by the Department unless its issuance complies with subsection 2 of NRS 482.367008.

      3.  In addition to the requirements set forth in subsections 1 and 2, if a new special license plate is authorized by an act of the Legislature after January 1, 2007, the Legislature will direct that the license plate not be designed, prepared or issued by the Department unless the Commission on Special License Plates approves the application for the authorized plate pursuant to NRS 482.367004.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 482.3824 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.3824  1.  With respect to any special license plate that is issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3825, inclusive, and section 1 of this act, and for which an additional fee is imposed for the issuance of the special license plate to generate financial support for a charitable organization:

      (a) The Director shall, at the request of the charitable organization that is benefited by the particular special license plate:

             (1) Order the design and preparation of souvenir license plates, the design of which must be substantially similar to the particular special license plate; and

             (2) Issue such souvenir license plates, for a fee established pursuant to NRS 482.3825, only to the charitable organization that is benefited by the particular special license plate. The charitable organization may resell such souvenir license plates at a price determined by the charitable organization.

      (b) The Department may, except as otherwise provided in this paragraph and after the particular special license plate is approved for issuance, issue the special license plate for a trailer or other type of vehicle that is not a passenger car or light commercial vehicle, excluding motorcycles and vehicles required to be registered with the Department pursuant to NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive, upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter.

 


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to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. The Department may not issue a special license plate for such other types of vehicles if the Department determines that the design or manufacture of the plate for those other types of vehicles would not be feasible. In addition, if the Department incurs additional costs to manufacture a special license plate for such other types of vehicles, including, without limitation, costs associated with the purchase, manufacture or modification of dies or other equipment necessary to manufacture the special license plate for such other types of vehicles, those additional costs must be paid from private sources without any expense to the State of Nevada.

      2.  As used in this section, “charitable organization” means a particular cause, charity or other entity that receives money from the imposition of an additional fee in connection with the issuance of a special license plate pursuant to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3825, inclusive [.] , and section 1 of this act. The term includes the successor, if any, of a charitable organization.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 482.399 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.399  1.  Upon the transfer of the ownership of or interest in any vehicle by any holder of a valid registration, or upon destruction of the vehicle, the registration expires.

      2.  The holder of the original registration may transfer the registration to another vehicle to be registered by him and use the same regular license plate or plates or special license plate or plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3823, inclusive, and section 1 of this act, or 482.384, on the vehicle from which the registration is being transferred, if the license plate or plates are appropriate for the second vehicle, upon filing an application for transfer of registration and upon paying the transfer registration fee and the excess, if any, of the registration fee and governmental services tax on the vehicle to which the registration is transferred over the total registration fee and governmental services tax paid on all vehicles from which he is transferring his ownership or interest. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.294, an application for transfer of registration must be made in person, if practicable, to any office or agent of the Department or to a registered dealer, and the license plate or plates may not be used upon a second vehicle until registration of that vehicle is complete.

      3.  In computing the governmental services tax, the Department, its agent or the registered dealer shall credit the portion of the tax paid on the first vehicle attributable to the remainder of the current registration period or calendar year on a pro rata monthly basis against the tax due on the second vehicle or on any other vehicle of which the person is the registered owner. If any person transfers his ownership or interest in two or more vehicles, the Department or the registered dealer shall credit the portion of the tax paid on all of the vehicles attributable to the remainder of the current registration period or calendar year on a pro rata monthly basis against the tax due on the vehicle to which the registration is transferred or on any other vehicle of which the person is the registered owner. The certificates of registration and unused license plates of the vehicles from which a person transfers his ownership or interest must be submitted before credit is given against the tax due on the vehicle to which the registration is transferred or on any other vehicle of which the person is the registered owner.

      4.  In computing the registration fee, the Department or its agent or the registered dealer shall credit the portion of the registration fee paid on each vehicle attributable to the remainder of the current calendar year or registration period on a pro rata basis against the registration fee due on the vehicle to which registration is transferred.

 


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vehicle attributable to the remainder of the current calendar year or registration period on a pro rata basis against the registration fee due on the vehicle to which registration is transferred.

      5.  If the amount owed on the registration fee or governmental services tax on the vehicle to which registration is transferred is less than the credit on the total registration fee or governmental services tax paid on all vehicles from which a person transfers his ownership or interest, no refund may be allowed by the Department.

      6.  If the license plate or plates are not appropriate for the second vehicle, the plate or plates must be surrendered to the Department or registered dealer and an appropriate plate or plates must be issued by the Department. The Department shall not reissue the surrendered plate or plates until the next succeeding licensing period.

      7.  If application for transfer of registration is not made within 60 days after the destruction or transfer of ownership of or interest in any vehicle, the license plate or plates must be surrendered to the Department on or before the 60th day for cancellation of the registration.

      8.  If a person cancels his registration and surrenders to the Department his license plates for a vehicle, the Department shall, in accordance with the provisions of subsection 9, issue to the person a refund of the portion of the registration fee and governmental services tax paid on the vehicle attributable to the remainder of the current calendar year or registration period on a pro rata basis.

      9.  The Department shall issue a refund pursuant to subsection 8 only if the request for a refund is made at the time the registration is cancelled and the license plates are surrendered, the person requesting the refund is a resident of Nevada, the amount eligible for refund exceeds $100, and evidence satisfactory to the Department is submitted that reasonably proves the existence of extenuating circumstances. For the purposes of this subsection, the term “extenuating circumstances” means circumstances wherein:

      (a) The person has recently relinquished his driver’s license and has sold or otherwise disposed of his vehicle.

      (b) The vehicle has been determined to be inoperable and the person does not transfer the registration to a different vehicle.

      (c) The owner of the vehicle is seriously ill or has died and the guardians or survivors have sold or otherwise disposed of the vehicle.

      (d) Any other event occurs which the Department, by regulation, has defined to constitute an “extenuating circumstance” for the purposes of this subsection.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 482.500 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.500  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 or 3, whenever upon application any duplicate or substitute certificate of registration, decal or number plate is issued, the following fees must be paid:

 

For a certificate of registration........................................................... $5.00

For every substitute number plate or set of plates............................ 5.00

For every duplicate number plate or set of plates........................... 10.00

For every decal displaying a county name.......................................... .50

For every other decal, license plate sticker or tab.............................. 5.00

 


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      2.  The following fees must be paid for any replacement plate or set of plates issued for the following special license plates:

      (a) For any special plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667, 482.367002, 482.3672, 482.3675, 482.370 to 482.376, inclusive, or 482.379 to 482.3818, inclusive, and section 1 of this act, a fee of $10.

      (b) For any special plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.368, 482.3765, 482.377 or 482.378, a fee of $5.

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 482.3824, for any souvenir license plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.3825 or sample license plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.2703, a fee equal to that established by the Director for the issuance of those plates.

      3.  A fee must not be charged for a duplicate or substitute of a decal issued pursuant to NRS 482.37635.

      4.  The fees which are paid for duplicate number plates and decals displaying county names must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Motor Vehicle Fund and allocated to the Department to defray the costs of duplicating the plates and manufacturing the decals.

      Sec. 10.  This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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CHAPTER 169, AB 301

Assembly Bill No. 301–Assemblymen Horne, Parks, Leslie, Allen, Arberry, Atkinson, Bobzien, Conklin, Gerhardt, Kihuen, Koivisto, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Pierce, Segerblom and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Wiener, Heck, Horsford and Woodhouse

 

CHAPTER 169

 

AN ACT relating to counties; revising the qualifications for the office of county sheriff; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law, to be eligible for the office of county sheriff, a person must be a qualified elector and at least 21 years old on the date on which he would take office if elected. (NRS 248.005) This bill prescribes additional qualifications for eligibility for the office of sheriff, which are effective on or after January 1, 2010. In a county whose population is 100,000 or more (currently Clark and Washoe Counties), before filing a declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy, a person must: (1) have accumulated at least 5 consecutive years of any combination of employment or service as a peace officer in this State, or as a law enforcement officer of the Federal Government or another state or political subdivision thereof; and (2) have been certified as a category I peace officer in this State or the equivalent in another state or have successfully completed a federal law enforcement training program approved by the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission. In a county whose population is less than 100,000 (currently counties other than Clark and Washoe Counties), the person is not required to meet any requirements with respect to employment, service, certification or training at the time he files his declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy. However, such a person forfeits his office if, within 1 year after the date on which he takes office as sheriff, he fails to earn certification by the Commission as a category I, II or III peace officer.

 


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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 248.005 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      248.005  1.  No person is eligible to the office of sheriff unless:

      (a) He will have attained the age of 21 years on the date he would take office if so elected; [and]

      (b) He is a qualified elector [.] ; and

      (c) On or after January 1, 2010, he meets the requirements set forth in subsection 2 or 3, as applicable.

      2.  If a person described in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 is a candidate for the office of sheriff in a county whose population is 100,000 or more, he must meet the following requirements at the time he files his declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy for the office:

      (a) He has a history of at least 5 consecutive years of employment or service:

             (1) As a peace officer;

             (2) As a law enforcement officer of an agency of the United States;

             (3) As a law enforcement officer of another state or political subdivision thereof; or

             (4) In any combination of the positions described in subparagraphs (1), (2) and (3); and

      (b) He has:

             (1) Been certified as a category I peace officer by the Commission;

             (2) Been certified as a category I peace officer or its equivalent by the certifying authority of another state that, as determined by the Commission, imposes requirements for certification as a category I peace officer in this State; or

             (3) Successfully completed a federal law enforcement training program approved by the Commission.

      3.  If a person described in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 is a candidate for the office of sheriff in a county whose population is less than 100,000, he is not required to meet any requirements with respect to employment, service, certification or training at the time he files his declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy for the office. However, such a person forfeits his office if, within 1 year after the date on which he takes office, he fails to earn certification by the Commission as a category I peace officer, category II peace officer or category III peace officer.

      4.  A person who has been convicted of a felony in this State or any other state is not qualified to be a candidate for or elected or appointed to the office of sheriff regardless of whether he has been restored to his civil rights.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Category I peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 289.460.

      (b) “Category II peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 289.470.

      (c) “Category III peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 289.480.

      (d) “Commission” means the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission created pursuant to NRS 289.500.

      (e) “Peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 289.010.

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CHAPTER 170, AB 323

Assembly Bill No. 323–Assemblymen Womack, Segerblom, Manendo, Anderson, Oceguera, Beers, Bobzien, Claborn, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Goicoechea, Hardy, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Settelmeyer, Smith and Stewart

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Woodhouse, Care, Amodei, Coffin, Heck, Horsford, Lee, McGinness, Nolan, Washington and Wiener

 

CHAPTER 170

 

AN ACT relating to witnesses; revising the amount paid to witnesses for mileage in traveling to and from a proceeding; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      This bill revises the amount paid to a witness who attends a proceeding before a court or grand jury from 19 cents for each mile necessarily and actually traveled to and from his place of residence to the standard mileage reimbursement rate for which a deduction is allowed for the purposes of federal income tax for each mile so traveled. (NRS 50.225)

      This bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2008.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 50.225 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      50.225  1.  For attending the courts of this State in any criminal case, or civil suit or proceeding before a court of record, master, commissioner, justice of the peace, or before the grand jury, in obedience to a subpoena, each witness is entitled:

      (a) To be paid a fee of $25 for each day’s attendance, including Sundays and holidays.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, to be paid for attending a court of the county in which he resides at the standard mileage reimbursement rate [of 19 cents a mile] for which a deduction is allowed for the purposes of federal income tax for each mile necessarily and actually traveled from and returning to the place of residence by the shortest and most practical route. A board of county commissioners may provide that, for each mile so traveled to attend a court of the county in which he resides, each witness is entitled to be paid an amount equal to the allowance for travel by private conveyance provided for state officers and employees generally pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 281.160. If the board so provides, each witness at any other hearing or proceeding held in that county who is entitled to receive the payment for mileage specified in this paragraph must be paid mileage in an amount equal to the allowance for travel by private conveyance provided for state officers and employees generally pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 281.160.

      2.  In addition to the fee and payment for mileage specified in subsection 1, a board of county commissioners may provide that, for each day of attendance in a court of the county in which he resides, each witness is entitled to be paid a per diem allowance in an amount equal to the per diem allowance provided for state officers and employees generally while away from the office and within this State pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 281.160.

 


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is entitled to be paid a per diem allowance in an amount equal to the per diem allowance provided for state officers and employees generally while away from the office and within this State pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 281.160. If the board so provides, each witness at any other hearing or proceeding held in that county who is a resident of that county and who is entitled to receive the fee specified in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 [,] must be paid, in addition to that fee, a per diem allowance in an amount equal to the per diem allowance provided in this subsection.

      3.  If a witness is from without the county [,] or, being a resident of another state, voluntarily appears as a witness at the request of the Attorney General or the district attorney and the board of county commissioners of the county in which the court is held, he is entitled to reimbursement for the actual and necessary expenses for going to and returning from the place where the court is held. He is also entitled to receive the same allowances for subsistence and lodging as are provided for state officers and employees generally.

      4.  Any person in attendance at a trial who is sworn as a witness is entitled to the fees, the per diem allowance, if any, travel expenses and any other reimbursement set forth in this section, irrespective of the service of a subpoena.

      5.  Witness fees, per diem allowances, travel expenses and other reimbursement in civil cases must be taxed as disbursement costs against the defeated party upon proof by affidavit that they have been actually incurred. Costs must not be allowed for more than two witnesses to the same fact or series of facts, and a party plaintiff or defendant must not be allowed any fees, per diem allowance, travel expenses or other reimbursement for attendance as a witness in his own behalf.

      6.  A person is not obligated to appear in a civil action or proceeding unless he has been paid an amount equal to 1 day’s fees, the per diem allowance provided by the board pursuant to subsection 2, if any, and the travel expenses reimbursable pursuant to this section.

      Sec. 2.  The provisions of NRS 354.599 do not apply to any additional expenses of a local government that are related to the provisions of this act.

      Sec. 3.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2008.

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CHAPTER 171, AB 365

Assembly Bill No. 365–Assemblymen Womack, Parks, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Buckley, Cobb, Denis, Gerhardt, Goicoechea, Grady, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Koivisto, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom and Settelmeyer

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Titus, Washington and Woodhouse

 

CHAPTER 171

 

AN ACT relating to real estate; authorizing the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry to create and maintain secure websites on the Internet for the renewal of licenses, permits, certificates and registrations issued by the Division; authorizing the Division to charge an additional fee for each such renewal under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law provides for the expiration and renewal of licenses issued by the Real Estate Division of the Department of Business and Industry. (Chapters 116A and 119A of NRS, NRS 119.165, 119B.200, 645.780, 645C.390, 645D.230) This bill authorizes the Division to create and maintain secure Internet websites for the renewal of licenses, permits, certificates and registrations issued by the Division. This bill also authorizes the Division to charge, in addition to any other fee, a fee for each renewal made through the use of such a website, not to exceed the cost to the Division for providing that service.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 645.780 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645.780  1.  Each license issued under the provisions of this chapter expires at midnight on the last day of the last month of the applicable license period for the license.

      2.  The initial license period for an original license as a real estate broker, broker-salesman or salesman is a period of 12 consecutive months beginning on the first day of the first calendar month after the original license is issued by the Division. Thereafter, each subsequent license period is a period of 24 consecutive months beginning on the first day of the first calendar month after a renewal of the license is issued by the Division for the subsequent license period.

      3.  For all other licenses, the license period is a period of 24 consecutive months beginning on the first day of the first calendar month after the license or any renewal of the license is issued by the Division, unless a specific statute:

      (a) Provides for a different license period; or

      (b) Expressly authorizes a different license period to be provided for by regulation.

 


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      4.  The Division may:

      (a) Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each license, permit, certificate or registration issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      (b) For each license, permit, certificate or registration renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to paragraph (a), charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 645C.390 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645C.390  1.  The Division shall issue a certificate, license or registration card to each eligible person in the form and size prescribed by the Commission. A certificate, license or registration card must:

      (a) Show the name and address of the appraiser or intern and the location of each place where he transacts business as an appraiser or intern;

      (b) Have imprinted thereon the seal of the Commission; and

      (c) Contain any additional matter prescribed by the Commission.

      2.  A certificate, license or registration card is valid for 2 years after the first day of the first calendar month immediately following the date it is issued.

      3.  If an appraiser fails to apply for the renewal of his certificate or license and pay the fee for renewal before the certificate or license expires, and then applies for renewal:

      (a) No later than 1 year after the date of expiration, he must pay a fee equal to 150 percent of the amount otherwise required for renewal.

      (b) Later than 1 year after the date of expiration, he must apply in the same manner as for an original certificate or license.

      4.  The Division may:

      (a) Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each certificate, license or registration card issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      (b) For each certificate, license or registration card renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to paragraph (a), charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 645D.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      645D.230  1.  The Division shall issue a certificate to each eligible person in the form and size prescribed by the Division. A certificate must:

      (a) Indicate the name and address of the inspector and the location of each place where he transacts business as an inspector; and

      (b) Contain any additional matter prescribed by the Division.

      2.  A certificate is valid for 2 years after the first day of the first calendar month immediately following the date it is issued.

      3.  If an inspector fails to apply for the renewal of his certificate and pay the fee for renewal before the certificate expires, and applies for renewal:

      (a) Not later than 1 year after the date of expiration, he must pay a fee equal to 150 percent of the amount otherwise required for renewal.

      (b) Later than 1 year after the date of expiration, he must apply in the same manner as for an original certificate.

 


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      4.  The Division may:

      (a) Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      (b) For each certificate renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to paragraph (a), charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      Sec. 4.  Chapter 116A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      The Division may:

      1.  Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each certificate or permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      2.  For each certificate or permit renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to subsection 1, charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      Sec. 5.  Chapter 119 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      The Division may:

      1.  Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each registered representative’s license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      2.  For each registered representative’s license renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to subsection 1, charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 119.165 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      119.165  1.  A developer’s permit must be renewed annually by the developer by filing an application with and paying the fee for renewal to the Administrator. The application must be filed and the fee paid not later than 30 days before the date on which the permit expires. The application must include any change that has occurred in the information previously provided to the Administrator or in a property report provided to a prospective purchaser pursuant to the provisions of NRS 119.182.

      2.  The renewal is effective on the 30th day after the filing of the application unless the Administrator:

      (a) Denies the renewal pursuant to NRS 119.325 or for any other reason; or

      (b) Approves the renewal on an earlier date.

      3.  The Division may:

      (a) Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each developer’s permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      (b) For each developer’s permit renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to paragraph (a), charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

 


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      Sec. 7.  Chapter 119A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      The Division may:

      1.  Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each license, permit or registration issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      2.  For each license, permit or registration renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to subsection 1, charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 119B.200 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      119B.200  1.  A permit must be renewed annually by the developer by filing the application with and paying the fee for renewal to the Administrator. The application must be filed and the fee paid not later than the 30th day before the date of expiration and must include any change that has occurred in the information previously provided to the Administrator or in a statement of disclosure provided to a prospective member pursuant to the provisions of NRS 119B.270.

      2.  The renewal is effective on the 30th day after the filing of the application unless the Administrator:

      (a) Denies the renewal; or

      (b) Sooner approves the renewal.

      3.  The Division may:

      (a) Create and maintain a secure website on the Internet through which each permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be renewed; and

      (b) For each permit renewed through the use of a website created and maintained pursuant to paragraph (a), charge a fee in addition to any other fee provided for pursuant to this chapter which must not exceed the actual cost to the Division for providing that service.

      Sec. 9.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 172, SB 7

Senate Bill No. 7–Senator Wiener

 

Joint Sponsor: Assemblyman Horne

 

CHAPTER 172

 

AN ACT relating to civil actions; establishing civil liability under certain circumstances for knowingly serving, selling or otherwise furnishing a controlled substance to another person and for knowingly serving, selling or otherwise furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor; establishing civil liability under certain circumstances for knowingly allowing the unlawful use of a controlled substance by another person or the consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor on certain premises or in certain conveyances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law provides immunity from civil liability to a person who serves or sells an alcoholic beverage to another person for damages caused by an intoxicated person as a result of that service or sale. (NRS 41.1305) Section 2 of this bill limits that immunity to a person who serves, sells or furnishes an alcoholic beverage to another person who is at least 21 years of age. In contrast, section 2 makes a person liable in a civil action for damages caused as a result of the consumption of alcohol by an underage person if he knowingly served, sold or furnished alcohol to the underage person or allowed the underage person to consume alcohol on premises or in a conveyance belonging to him or over which he had control. The liability created does not apply to a person who is licensed to serve, sell or furnish alcoholic beverages or to an employee or agent of such a person.

      Section 1 of this bill further makes a person liable in a civil action for damages caused as a result of the use of a controlled substance by another person if the person knowingly served, sold or furnished the controlled substance or allowed the other person to use a controlled substance in an unlawful manner on premises or in a conveyance belonging to the person allowing the use or over which he has control.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 41 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

      1.  A person who:

      (a) Knowingly and unlawfully serves, sells or otherwise furnishes a controlled substance to another person; or

      (b) Knowingly allows another person to use a controlled substance in an unlawful manner on premises or in a conveyance belonging to the person allowing the use or over which he has control,

Ê is liable in a civil action for any damages caused as a result of the person using the controlled substance.

      2.  A person who prevails in an action brought pursuant to subsection 1 may recover his actual damages, attorney’s fees and costs and any punitive damages that the facts may warrant.

 


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      Sec. 2.  NRS 41.1305 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41.1305  1.  [No] A person who serves , [or] sells or otherwise furnishes an alcoholic [beverages is] beverage to another person who is 21 years of age or older is not liable in a civil action [based on the grounds that the service or sale was the proximate cause of injuries inflicted by an intoxicated person upon himself or another person.

      2.  The violation of any statute, regulation or ordinance which regulates the sale or service of alcoholic beverages to a minor or an intoxicated person does not constitute negligence per se in any action brought against the server or seller for injuries inflicted by an intoxicated person upon himself or another person.] for any damages caused by the person to whom the alcoholic beverage was served, sold or furnished as a result of the consumption of the alcoholic beverage.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who:

      (a) Knowingly serves, sells or otherwise furnishes an alcoholic beverage to an underage person; or

      (b) Knowingly allows an underage person to consume an alcoholic beverage on premises or in a conveyance belonging to the person or over which he has control,

Ê is liable in a civil action for any damages caused by the underage person as a result of the consumption of the alcoholic beverage.

      3.  The liability created pursuant to subsection 2 does not apply to a person who is licensed to serve, sell or furnish alcoholic beverages or to a person who is an employee or agent of such a person for any act or failure to act that occurs during the course of business or employment and any such act or failure to act may not be used to establish proximate cause in a civil action and does not constitute negligence per se.

      4.  A person who prevails in an action brought pursuant to subsection 2 may recover his actual damages, attorney’s fees and costs and any punitive damages that the facts may warrant.

      5.  As used in this section, “underage person” means a person who is less than 21 years of age.

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CHAPTER 173, SB 118

Senate Bill No. 118–Committee on Natural Resources

 

CHAPTER 173

 

AN ACT relating to hazardous materials; requiring the State Environmental Commission to adopt regulations relating to the handling and storage of certain quantities of mercury; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law, the State Environmental Commission is required to adopt, as part of the Chemical Accident Prevention Program for the State of Nevada (C.A.P.P.), regulations relating to hazardous substances. (NRS 459.3818; NAC 459.95225) This bill requires the Commission to adopt specific regulations for the handling and storage of mercury when present in a quantity of 200,000 pounds or more to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of this State.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 459.3818 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      459.3818  1.  In addition to the regulations required to be adopted pursuant to NRS 459.380 to 459.3874, inclusive, the State Environmental Commission shall adopt such other regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes and enforce the provisions of NRS 459.380 to 459.3874, inclusive. The regulations must include, without limitation:

      (a) Specifications for the applicability of the provisions of NRS 459.380 to 459.3874, inclusive, and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto;

      (b) The establishment of a program for the prevention of accidental releases of chemicals that satisfies the provisions of the chemical process safety standard set forth pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 655;

      (c) Provisions to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of this State from the effects of the handling and storage of mercury when present in a quantity of 200,000 pounds or more;

      (d) Provisions necessary to enable the Division to administer and enforce the provisions of NRS 459.380 to 459.3874, inclusive, and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto;

      [(d)] (e) Requirements for the registration of a facility with the Division; and

      [(e)] (f) Provisions to ensure that the public is involved in the process of evaluating proposed regulatory actions that may affect the public.

      2.  The Division shall:

      (a) Administer and enforce the provisions of NRS 459.380 to 459.3874, inclusive, and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

      (b) Make every effort to involve advisory councils on hazardous materials, where they exist, the governing bodies of local governments and other interested persons in explaining actions taken pursuant to those sections and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      3.  The State Environmental Commission must apply the provisions of NRS 459.380 to 459.3874, inclusive, to dealers of liquefied petroleum gas who sell, fill, refill, deliver or are permitted to deliver any liquefied petroleum gas in a manner that is consistent with 42 U.S.C. § 7412(r)(4)(B).

 


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who sell, fill, refill, deliver or are permitted to deliver any liquefied petroleum gas in a manner that is consistent with 42 U.S.C. § 7412(r)(4)(B).

      4.  As used in this section, “liquefied petroleum gas” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 590.475.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 174, SB 145

Senate Bill No. 145–Senator McGinness

 

CHAPTER 174

 

AN ACT relating to public utilities; revising the definition of “public utility” regarding limitations on local government fees; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Existing law provides various provisions relating to the limitations on local government fees on public utilities. (NRS 354.59881-354.59889) This bill revises the definition of “public utility” to exclude persons subject to the Nevada Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act. (NRS 590.465-590.645)

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 354.598817 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      354.598817  “Public utility” includes:

      1.  A person or local government that:

      (a) Provides electric energy or gas, regardless of whether [or not] the person or local government is subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada [;] , except that the term “public utility” does not include a person who is subject to the provisions of NRS 590.465 to 590.645, inclusive;

      (b) Is a telecommunication carrier as that term is defined in 47 U.S.C. § 153 on July 16, 1997, if the person or local government holds a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and derives intrastate revenue from the provision of telecommunication service to retail customers; or

      (c) Sells or resells personal wireless services.

      2.  A community antenna television company as that term is defined in NRS 711.030.

      Sec. 2.  This act becomes effective on July 1, 2007.

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CHAPTER 175, SB 210

Senate Bill No. 210–Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

 

CHAPTER 175

 

AN ACT relating to financial administration; revising the provisions relating to the rate at which state officers and employees are to be reimbursed for their subsistence and travel expenses; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved: May 29, 2007]

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      Under existing law, an officer or employee of this State is entitled to be reimbursed for his expenses in conducting public business at the rate of $84 for each 24-hour period during which he is away from the office but within the State, and at the rate of $26 plus reasonable room costs for each 24-hour period during which he is outside of the State. (NRS 281.160) This bill eliminates these rates of reimbursement that are specified in statute and instead requires the State Board of Examiners to establish the rate of reimbursement at the rate established for federal employees by the United States General Services Administration. This bill also eliminates the requirement that the State Board of Examiners annually establish the permissible travel allowance for officers and employees of this State who travel by private conveyance in conducting public business, thus allowing the State Board of Examiners to adjust the allowance whenever it deems necessary. (NRS 281.160)

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 281.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.160  1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 , 5 or [5,] 6, or by specific statute, [any] if a district judge, state officer, state employee or member of an advisory board supported in whole or in part by any public money, whether the public money is received from the Federal Government or any branch or agency thereof, or from private or any other sources, transacts public business outside of the municipality or other area in which his principal office is located, the judge, officer, employee or member, as applicable, is entitled to receive his expenses in the transaction of that public business , [outside of the municipality or other area in which his principal office is located,] to be paid at [the rate of $84] a rate established by the State Board of Examiners, for each 24-hour period during which he is [away] :

      (a) Away from the office and within the State [, and $26 in addition to a reasonable room rate for each 24-hour period during which he is outside] ; or

      (b) Outside of the State.

      2.  Any person enumerated in subsection 1 is entitled to receive expenses for a period of less than 24 hours in accordance with regulations of the State Board of Examiners . [conforming generally to those rates.]

      3.  Any person enumerated in subsection 1 is entitled to receive an allowance for transportation in the transaction of public business, whether within or outside of the municipality or other area in which his principal office is located. Transportation must be by the most economical means, considering total cost, time spent in transit and the availability of state-owned automobiles and special use vehicles. The State Board of Examiners [, on or before July 1 of each year,] shall establish the rate of the allowance for travel by private conveyance.

 


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Examiners [, on or before July 1 of each year,] shall establish the rate of the allowance for travel by private conveyance. The rate must equal the standard mileage reimbursement rate for which a deduction is allowed for the purposes of federal income tax that is in effect at the time the [annual] rate is established. If a private conveyance is used for reasons of personal convenience in transaction of state business, the allowance for travel is one-half the established rate.

      4.  The State Board of Examiners may establish a transportation allowance for the use of private, special use vehicles on public business by any person enumerated in subsection 1, whether within or outside of the municipality or other area in which his principal office is located. The allowance must be established at rates higher than the rates established in subsection 3.

      5.  The State Board of Examiners may establish:

      (a) A room rate in excess of the normal allowance for reimbursement of employees who are required to travel on weekends to serve the needs of the public. The Board may require the submission of receipts as a condition of reimbursement at the special rate.

      (b) Reasonable rates for expenses outside of the United States that will allow a person to purchase the same quality of food as the domestic rate allows.

      6.  The State Board of Examiners shall adopt regulations, and shall require other state agencies to adopt regulations, in accordance with the purpose of this section, and a state agency may, with the approval of the State Board of Examiners, adopt a rate of reimbursement less than the amounts [specified in] established pursuant to subsection 1 where unusual circumstances make that rate desirable.

      7.  The rate established by the State Board of Examiners pursuant to subsection 1 must be the same as the comparable rate established for employees of the Federal Government by the Administrator of General Services pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 5707, but is not subject to any federal requirement, restriction or other condition that is applicable to that comparable rate.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 281.172 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      281.172  1.  Any state officer or employee may apply for advance money for authorized per diem and travel expenses [and subsistence allowances] arising out of his official duties or employment in the amounts [as provided for in] established by the State Board of Examiners pursuant to NRS 281.160 by filing a request with the administrative head of the state office, department or agency by which he is employed.

      2.  If the administrative head or his designee approves the request, he shall process a voucher for a cash advance for travel in the approved amount in the same manner as other claims against the State are processed.

      3.  Unless otherwise approved by the Budget Division of the Department of Administration before the travel occurs, all cash advances for travel issued by the administrative head or his designee must be charged to the budget account to which money was appropriated or authorized for expenditure for the travel.

      4.  If the administrative head or his designee cannot process a cash advance for travel because of a temporary budget restriction, the administrative head or his designee may forward a copy of the request and approval to the State Treasurer.

 


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      5.  Upon receiving a copy of the request and approval from the administrative head or his designee, the State Treasurer or one of his officers or employees whom he has designated for the purpose may issue a check or warrant drawn upon the Account for Travel Advances for the amount of the advance requested.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 284.0745 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      284.0745  1.  A subpoena issued by the Chairman of the Employee-Management Committee extends to all parts of this State and must be served in accordance with the provisions of N.R.C.P. 4(c). The Chairman may not require a person named in a subpoena to attend at a place outside the county in which the person resides unless:

      (a) The location of the place is less than 100 miles from the person’s primary residence; or

      (b) A party, by affidavit, shows that the testimony of the person is material and necessary to the proceedings and the Chairman endorses on the subpoena an order requiring the person to attend at the place named in the subpoena, regardless of its location in this State.

      2.  A person who appears before the Committee pursuant to a subpoena is entitled to receive fees and mileage in the same amounts and under the same circumstances as prescribed by law for a witness in a civil action in the district court, unless the person is a party to the proceeding or an officer or employee of this State or any of its political subdivisions.

      3.  If a person who is entitled to receive fees and mileage pursuant to subsection 2 must appear at a hearing before the Committee at a place located so far from his primary residence that it is not reasonable for the person to return to that residence from day to day, the person is entitled, in addition to fees and mileage, to receive the per diem [compensation for subsistence and transportation authorized by NRS 281.160] allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally for each day of actual attendance at such a hearing and for each day necessarily occupied in traveling to and from such a hearing.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, a party who requests that the Chairman issue a subpoena to a person shall pay to the Committee the amount of any compensation for [subsistence and transportation] per diem and travel expenses that the person is entitled to receive from the Committee pursuant to subsection 3.

      5.  As part of an award of costs to the party who prevails in a proceeding, the Committee may require the party who did not prevail in the proceeding to pay to the Committee the amount of any compensation for [subsistence and transportation] per diem and travel expenses that the prevailing party would have otherwise been required to pay to the Committee pursuant to subsection 4.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 284.376 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      284.376  1.  Within 10 working days after the effective date of his transfer pursuant to the provisions of NRS 284.375, a permanent classified employee who has been transferred without his consent may request in writing a hearing before the hearing officer of the Department to determine whether the transfer was made for the purpose of harassing the employee. The request may be made by mail and shall be deemed timely if it is postmarked within 10 working days after the effective date of the employee’s transfer. The hearing must be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in NRS 284.390 to 284.405, inclusive.

 


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      2.  If the hearing officer determines that the transfer was made for the purpose of harassing the employee, the transfer must be set aside and the employee must be returned to his former position. If the transfer caused the employee to be away from his original headquarters, the employee is entitled to [be paid expense allowances as provided in NRS 281.160] receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally for the period the transfer was in effect.

      3.  The decision of the hearing officer is binding on the parties.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 284.393 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      284.393  1.  All witnesses appearing pursuant to subpoena, other than parties or officers or employees of the State or any political subdivision thereof, are entitled to receive fees and mileage in the same amounts and under the same circumstances as prescribed by law for witnesses in civil actions in the district courts.

      2.  Witnesses entitled to fees or mileage who attend hearings at points so far removed from their residences as to prohibit return thereto from day to day are entitled, in addition to fees and mileage, to receive the per diem [compensation for subsistence and transportation authorized by NRS 281.160] allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally for each day of actual attendance and for each day necessarily occupied in traveling to and from the hearings.

      3.  [Fees for subsistence and transportation] Per diem and travel expenses must be paid by the party at whose request the witness is subpoenaed. The hearing officer may award as costs the amount of all such expenses to the prevailing party.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 288.203 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      288.203  1.  Each person, except the Commissioner, who serves on a panel formed pursuant to NRS 288.201 is entitled to receive as compensation [$150] :

      (a) One hundred fifty dollars for each day he is engaged in the business of the panel ; and [the expenses and allowances prescribed in NRS 281.160.]

      (b) The per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

      2.  All claims which arise pursuant to this section must be paid from the reserve for Statutory Contingency Account upon approval by the Commissioner and the State Board of Examiners.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 289.500 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      289.500  1.  The Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission, consisting of nine members appointed by the Governor, is hereby created. The Governor shall appoint:

      (a) Two members from Clark County, one of whom must be from a metropolitan police department created pursuant to chapter 280 of NRS if one exists in Clark County;

      (b) One member from Washoe County;

      (c) Three members from counties other than Clark and Washoe Counties;

      (d) One member from a state law enforcement agency that primarily employs peace officers required to receive training as category I peace officers;

      (e) One member who is a category II peace officer; and

      (f) One member who is a category III peace officer.

 


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      2.  Members of the Commission serve terms of 2 years. Members serve without compensation, but are entitled to the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided [by law] for state officers and employees generally.

      3.  The Governor shall make the appointments to the Commission from recommendations submitted by Clark County, Washoe County, professional organizations of sheriffs and police chiefs of this State and employee organizations that represent only peace officers of this State who are certified by the Commission.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 4.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      4.050  1.  When any justice of the peace is entitled to receive his necessary traveling expenses for the transaction of public business, the board of county commissioners shall allow him the same per diem [allowances] allowance and travel expenses as are provided for state officers [in the same circumstances by NRS 281.160.] and employees generally.

      2.  Any justice of the peace presenting a claim to the county for any expenses allowed by law shall attach itemized vouchers and receipts for the same to his claim, and the boards of county commissioners of the several counties are prohibited from allowing such claim unless accompanied by vouchers and receipts as required by this section.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 6.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      6.150  1.  Each person summoned to attend as a grand juror or a trial juror in the district court or justice court is entitled to a fee of $40 for each day after the second day of jury selection that he is in attendance in response to the venire or summons, including Sundays and holidays.

      2.  Each grand juror and trial juror in the district court or justice court actually sworn and serving is entitled to a fee of $40 a day as compensation for each day of service.

      3.  In addition to the fees specified in subsections 1 and 2, a board of county commissioners may provide that, for each day of such attendance or service, each person is entitled to be paid [a] the per diem allowance [in an amount equal to the allowance for meals] and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally . [while away from the office and within this State pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 281.160.]

      4.  Each person summoned to attend as a grand juror or a trial juror in the district court or justice court and each grand juror and trial juror in the district court or justice court is entitled to receive 36.5 cents a mile for each mile necessarily and actually traveled if the home of the person summoned or serving as a juror is 65 miles or more from the place of trial.

      5.  If the home of a person summoned or serving as such a juror is 65 miles or more from the place of trial and the selection, inquiry or trial lasts more than 1 day, he is entitled to receive an allowance for lodging at the rate [provided by law] established for state employees, in addition to his daily compensation for attendance or service, for each day on which he does not return to his home.

      6.  In civil cases, any fee, per diem allowance , travel expense or other compensation due each juror engaged in the trial of the cause must be paid each day in advance to the clerk of the court, or the justice of the peace, by the party who has demanded the jury. If the party paying this money is the prevailing party, the money is recoverable as costs from the losing party. If the jury from any cause is discharged in a civil action without finding a verdict and the party who demands the jury subsequently obtains judgment, the money so paid is recoverable as costs from the losing party.

 


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      7.  The money paid by a county clerk to jurors for their services in a civil action or proceeding, which he has received from the party demanding the jury, must be deducted from the total amount due them for attendance as such jurors, and any balance is a charge against the county.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 50.225 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      50.225  1.  For attending the courts of this State in any criminal case, or civil suit or proceeding before a court of record, master, commissioner, justice of the peace, or before the grand jury, in obedience to a subpoena, each witness is entitled:

      (a) To be paid a fee of $25 for each day’s attendance, including Sundays and holidays.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, to be paid for attending a court of the county in which he resides at the rate of 19 cents a mile for each mile necessarily and actually traveled from and returning to the place of residence by the shortest and most practical route. A board of county commissioners may provide that, for each mile so traveled to attend a court of the county in which he resides, each witness is entitled to be paid an amount equal to the allowance for travel by private conveyance [provided] established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees generally . [pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 281.160.] If the board of county commissioners so provides, each witness at any other hearing or proceeding held in that county who is entitled to receive the payment for mileage specified in this paragraph must be paid mileage in an amount equal to the allowance for travel by private conveyance [provided] established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees generally . [pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 281.160.]

      2.  In addition to the fee and payment for mileage specified in subsection 1, a board of county commissioners may provide that, for each day of attendance in a court of the county in which he resides, each witness is entitled to be paid [a per diem allowance in an amount equal to] the per diem allowance provided for state officers and employees generally . [while away from the office and within this State pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 281.160.] If the board of county commissioners so provides, each witness at any other hearing or proceeding held in that county who is a resident of that county and who is entitled to receive the fee specified in paragraph (a) of subsection 1, must be paid, in addition to that fee, [a per diem allowance in an amount equal to] the per diem allowance provided [in this subsection.] for state officers and employees generally.

      3.  If a witness is from without the county, or, being a resident of another state, voluntarily appears as a witness at the request of the Attorney General or the district attorney and the board of county commissioners of the county in which the court is held, he is entitled to reimbursement for the actual and necessary expenses for going to and returning from the place where the court is held. He is also entitled to receive the same [allowances for subsistence and lodging] per diem allowance as are provided for state officers and employees generally.

      4.  Any person in attendance at a trial who is sworn as a witness is entitled to the fees, the per diem allowance, if any, travel expenses and any other reimbursement set forth in this section, irrespective of the service of a subpoena.

      5.  Witness fees, per diem allowances, travel expenses and other reimbursement in civil cases must be taxed as disbursement costs against the defeated party upon proof by affidavit that they have been actually incurred.

 


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defeated party upon proof by affidavit that they have been actually incurred. Costs must not be allowed for more than two witnesses to the same fact or series of facts, and a party plaintiff or defendant must not be allowed any fees, per diem allowance, travel expenses or other reimbursement for attendance as a witness in his own behalf.

      6.  A person is not obligated to appear in a civil action or proceeding unless he has been paid an amount equal to 1 day’s fees, the per diem allowance provided by the board of county commissioners pursuant to subsection 2, if any, and the travel expenses reimbursable pursuant to this section.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 179.225 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      179.225  1.  If the punishment of the crime is the confinement of the criminal in prison, the expenses must be paid from money appropriated to the Office of the Attorney General for that purpose, upon approval by the State Board of Examiners. After the appropriation is exhausted, the expenses must be paid from the Reserve for Statutory Contingency Account upon approval by the State Board of Examiners. In all other cases, they must be paid out of the county treasury in the county wherein the crime is alleged to have been committed. The expenses are:

      (a) If the prisoner is returned to this State from another state, the fees paid to the officers of the state on whose governor the requisition is made;

      (b) If the prisoner is returned to this State from a foreign country or jurisdiction, the fees paid to the officers and agents of this State or the United States; or

      (c) If the prisoner is temporarily returned for prosecution to this State from another state pursuant to this chapter or chapter 178 of NRS and is then returned to the sending state upon completion of the prosecution, the fees paid to the officers and agents of this State,

Ê and the [necessary traveling expenses and subsistence allowances in the amounts authorized by NRS 281.160] per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally incurred in returning the prisoner.

      2.  If a person is returned to this State pursuant to this chapter or chapter 178 of NRS and is convicted of, or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to the criminal charge for which he was returned or a lesser criminal charge, the court shall conduct an investigation of the financial status of the person to determine his ability to make restitution. In conducting the investigation, the court shall determine if the person is able to pay any existing obligations for:

      (a) Child support;

      (b) Restitution to victims of crimes; and

      (c) Any administrative assessment required to be paid pursuant to NRS 62E.270, 176.059, 176.0611, 176.0613 and 176.062.

      3.  If the court determines that the person is financially able to pay the obligations described in subsection 2, it shall, in addition to any other sentence it may impose, order the person to make restitution for the expenses incurred by the Attorney General or other governmental entity in returning him to this State. The court shall not order the person to make restitution if payment of restitution will prevent him from paying any existing obligations described in subsection 2. Any amount of restitution remaining unpaid constitutes a civil liability arising upon the date of the completion of his sentence.

 


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      4.  The Attorney General may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 218.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.220  1.  The per diem expense allowance and the travel and telephone expenses of Senators and Assemblymen elected or appointed and in attendance at any session or presession orientation conference of the Legislature must be allowed in the manner set forth in this section.

      2.  For initial travel from his home to Carson City, Nevada, to attend a session or presession orientation conference of the Legislature, and for return travel from Carson City, Nevada, to his home upon adjournment sine die of a session or termination of a presession orientation conference of the Legislature, each Senator and Assemblyman is entitled to receive:

      (a) A per diem expense allowance, not to exceed the maximum rate established by the Federal Government for the Carson City area, for 1 day’s travel to and 1 day’s travel from the session or conference.

      (b) Travel expenses.

      3.  In addition to the per diem and travel expenses authorized by subsection 2, each Senator and Assemblyman is entitled to receive a supplemental allowance which must not exceed:

      (a) A total of $10,000 during each regular session of the Legislature for:

             (1) His actual expenses in moving to and from Carson City for the session;

             (2) Travel to and from his home or temporary residence or for traveling to and from legislative committee and subcommittee meetings or hearings or for individual travel within the State which relates to legislative business;

             (3) If he rents furniture for his temporary residence rather than moving similar furniture from his home, the cost of renting that furniture not to exceed the amount that it would have cost to move the furniture to and from his home; and

             (4) If:

                   (I) His home is more than 50 miles from Carson City; and

                   (II) He maintains temporary quarters in or near Carson City for which he has entered into a lease or other agreement for occupancy during a regular legislative session,

Ê the cost of such additional housing, paid at the end of each month during the legislative session, beginning the month of the first day of the legislative session and ending the month of the adjournment sine die of the legislative session, in an amount that is the fair market rent for a one bedroom unit in Carson City as published by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development prorated for the number of days of the month that he actually maintained the temporary quarters in or near Carson City. For the purposes of this subparagraph, any day before the first day of the legislative session or after the day of the adjournment sine die of the legislative session may not be counted as a day for which he actually maintained such temporary quarters; and

      (b) A total of $1,200 during each special session of the Legislature for travel to and from his home or temporary residence or for traveling to and from legislative committee and subcommittee meetings or hearings or for individual travel within the State which relates to legislative business.

      4.  Each Senator and Assemblyman is entitled to receive a per diem expense allowance, not to exceed the maximum rate established by the Federal Government for the Carson City area, for each day that the Legislature is in session or in a presession orientation conference and for each day that he attends a meeting of a standing committee of which he is a member when the Legislature has adjourned for more than 4 days.

 


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Federal Government for the Carson City area, for each day that the Legislature is in session or in a presession orientation conference and for each day that he attends a meeting of a standing committee of which he is a member when the Legislature has adjourned for more than 4 days.

      5.  Each Senator and Assemblyman who maintains temporary quarters in or near Carson City for which he has entered into a lease or other agreement for continuous occupancy for the duration of a legislative session is entitled to receive a lodging allowance equal to that portion of the expense allowance which the Legislative Commission designates by rule as being allocated to lodging, for not more than 14 days in each period in which:

      (a) The Legislature has adjourned until a time certain; and

      (b) The Senator or Assemblyman is not entitled to a per diem expense allowance pursuant to subsection 4.

      6.  In addition to the per diem expense allowance authorized by subsection 4 and the lodging allowance authorized by subsection 5, each Senator and Assemblyman who maintains temporary quarters in or near Carson City for which he has entered into a lease or other agreement for continuous occupancy for the duration of a legislative session is entitled to receive a lodging allowance equal to that portion of the expense allowance which the Legislative Commission designates by rule as being allocated to lodging, for not more than 17 days in each period in which:

      (a) The Legislature has adjourned for more than 4 days; and

      (b) The Senator or Assemblyman must obtain temporary lodging in a location that a standing committee of which he is a member is meeting.

      7.  Each Senator and Assemblyman is entitled to receive a lodging allowance equal to that portion of the expense allowance which the Legislative Commission designates by rule as being allocated to lodging, for not more than 6 days in each period in which:

      (a) The Legislature has adjourned for more than 4 days; and

      (b) The Senator or Assemblyman must obtain temporary lodging in a location that a standing committee of which he is a member is meeting,

Ê if the Senator or Assemblyman is not entitled to the per diem expense allowance authorized by subsection 4 or the lodging allowances authorized by subsections 5 and 6.

      8.  Each Senator and Assemblyman is entitled to receive a telephone allowance of not more than $2,800 for the payment of tolls and charges incurred by him in the performance of official business during each regular session of the Legislature and not more than $300 during each special session of the Legislature.

      9.  An employee of the Legislature assigned to serve a standing committee is entitled to receive the travel expenses and per diem [expense] allowance provided [by law] for state officers and employees generally if he is required to attend a hearing of the committee outside Carson City.

      10.  Claims for per diem expense allowances authorized by subsection 4 and lodging allowances authorized by subsections 5, 6 and 7 must be paid once each week during a legislative session and upon completion of a presession orientation conference.

      11.  A claim for travel expenses authorized by subsection 2 or 3 must not be paid unless the Senator or Assemblyman submits a signed statement affirming:

 


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      (a) The date of the travel; and

      (b) The places of departure and arrival and, if the travel is by private conveyance, the actual miles traveled. If the travel is not by private conveyance, the claim must include a receipt or other evidence of the expenditure.

      12.  Travel expenses authorized by subsections 2 and 3 are limited to:

      (a) If the travel is by private conveyance, a rate equal to the standard mileage reimbursement rate for which a deduction is allowed for the purposes of federal income tax. If two or more Legislators travel in the same private conveyance, the Legislator who provided or arranged for providing the transportation is presumed entitled to reimbursement.

      (b) If the travel is not by private conveyance, the actual amount expended.

Ê Transportation must be by the most economical means, considering total cost, time spent in transit and the availability of state-owned automobiles.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 245.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      245.060  If a county or township officer or an employee of the county is entitled to receive reimbursement for his necessary traveling expenses for the transaction of public business, such reimbursement must include actual living expenses, but the amount allowed for traveling by private conveyance must not exceed the amount charged by public conveyance. Where it appears to the satisfaction of the board of county commissioners that travel by private conveyance is more economical, or where it appears that, owing to train, airplane or bus schedules or for other reasons, travel by public conveyance is impractical, or in case a part of the route traveled is not covered by public conveyance, the board of county commissioners, in its discretion, may allow for traveling by private conveyance an amount not to exceed the maximum per-mile allowance for travel by private conveyance [of] established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees [specified in subsection 3 of NRS 281.160.] generally.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 258.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      258.050  1.  When any constable shall be entitled to receive his necessary traveling expenses for the transaction of public business, such expenses shall include his actual living expenses, but the amount allowed for traveling by private conveyance shall not exceed the amount charged by public conveyance.

      2.  Where it appears to the satisfaction of the board of county commissioners that travel by private conveyance is more economical, or where it appears that, owing to train, airplane or bus schedule or for other reasons, travel by public conveyance is impractical, or in case a part of the route traveled is not covered by public conveyance, the board of county commissioners is authorized to allow for traveling by private conveyance an amount not to exceed the maximum per-mile allowance for travel by private conveyance [of] established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees [specified in subsection 3 of NRS 281.160.] generally.

      3.  Any constable presenting a claim to the county for any expenses allowed by law shall attach itemized vouchers and receipts for the same to his claim, and the boards of county commissioners of the several counties are hereby prohibited from allowing such claim unless accompanied by vouchers and receipts as required by this section.

 


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      Sec. 15.  NRS 272.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      272.030  1.  Any city or town which shall join or which shall help form such an organization, as is authorized by NRS 272.010, may appropriate through its governing body out of its general fund money to pay the annual dues in the joint municipal organization and the expenses of such delegates as the governing body may designate to attend meetings of any such organization.

      2.  If the governing body of the particular city or town has so appropriated money as hereinabove provided for, then delegates shall receive the per diem [expense] allowance and travel expenses [as fixed by law] provided for state [offices, departments, boards, agencies and institutions.] officers and employees generally.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 386.290 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      386.290  1.  In addition to salaries allowed under NRS 386.320 a trustee shall be allowed:

      (a) His traveling expenses for traveling each way between his home and the place where board meetings are held at the rate [authorized by law] provided for state officers [.] and employees generally.

      (b) His living expenses necessarily incurred while in actual attendance at board meetings at the rate [authorized by law] provided for state officers [.] and employees generally.

      2.  Claims for mileage and per diem allowances shall be allowed and paid in the same manner as other claims against the school district fund are paid, but no claim for mileage and per diem allowances for living expenses shall be allowed or paid to a trustee residing not more than 5 miles from the place where board meetings are held.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 386.345 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      386.345  1.  The board of trustees of a school district may:

      (a) Acquire and maintain membership in county, state and national school board associations and pay dues to such associations.

      (b) Pay the travel expenses and per diem allowances of trustees at the same rate [authorized by law] provided for state officers and employees generally when the trustees attend county, state or national school board association meetings.

      2.  Claims for dues, travel expenses and per diem allowances authorized in subsection 1 shall be presented and allowed as provided by law for other claims against the school district.

      Sec. 18.  NRS 387.319 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      387.319  1.  Any travel by trustees of the school district, other than as provided for in NRS 386.290, required for the transaction of official business of the school district shall first be authorized by the board of trustees. When such travel is authorized, trustees of the school district shall receive the travel expenses and per diem allowances [authorized by law] provided for state officers [.] and employees generally.

      2.  Claims for travel expenses and per diem allowances authorized in subsection 1 shall be presented and allowed as provided by law for other claims against the school district.

      Sec. 19.  NRS 396.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      396.070  1.  Each member of the Board of Regents is entitled to receive a salary of $80 for each meeting of the Board that he attends.

 


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      2.  Each member of the Board of Regents is entitled to receive in attending meetings of the Board, or while on Board of Regents’ business within the State:

      (a) A per diem expense allowance not to exceed the greater of:

             (1) The rate of $60; or

             (2) The maximum rate established by the Federal Government for the locality in which the travel is performed.

      (b) [A] The travel allowance [computed at the rate] provided for state officers and employees generally . [in subsection 3 of NRS 281.160.]

      3.  If an account is established for a member of the Board of Regents to pay for hosting expenditures of the member:

      (a) The annual expenditures from the account may not exceed $2,500.

      (b) The account may be used only to pay for activities that are directly related to the duties of the member of the Board of Regents, including reasonable expenses for meals, beverages and small gifts. The account must not be used to pay for expenses associated with attending a sporting event or a political fundraising event.

      (c) The member of the Board of Regents must submit a monthly report of expenditures from the account to the Chancellor of the System. The report must include, without limitation, the amount of money expended from the account, the specific purpose and activity for which the money was expended and, if applicable, the person for whom the money was expended.

      (d) The Chancellor of the System shall compile the monthly reports into an annual report on or before January 30 of each year. The monthly reports and annual reports are public records and must be made available for public inspection.

      4.  As used in this section, “hosting expenditures” means reasonable expenses by or on behalf of a member of the Board of Regents who is conducting business activities necessary to provide a benefit to the System by establishing goodwill, promoting programs of the System or otherwise advancing the mission of the System.

      Sec. 20.  NRS 412.124 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      412.124  1.  The Adjutant General, with the approval of the Governor, may order members of the Nevada National Guard to active duty. Members, while on active duty, are entitled to receive the pay and allowances of their corresponding grades in the Armed Forces of the United States, but in no case may the pay and allowances be less than $50 per day.

      2.  Members of the Nevada National Guard serving on courts-martial, courts of inquiry, efficiency boards, medical boards or other special duty requiring absence from their stations or business under competent orders may [be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred at the rate established] receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees [by NRS 281.160.] generally.

      3.  In lieu of other provisions of this chapter, such amounts as are approved by the Governor may be paid to a medical examiner for his services and necessary disbursements and to a properly appointed judge advocate for legal services and necessary disbursements in any suit, action or proceeding.

      4.  Members of the Nevada National Guard may not receive from the State the pay or the pay and allowances provided by this section when they are eligible for similar pay and allowances from federal funds.

 


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      5.  Members of the Nevada National Guard may with their consent perform without pay or without pay and allowances in parades or ceremonial events, or any of the types of military duty prescribed in this chapter pursuant to orders issued by competent military authority. Necessary traveling expenses, subsistence and per diem allowances may be furnished the members within the discretion of the Adjutant General and within the amount appropriated therefor.

      6.  All pay and allowances provided by this chapter, except per diem allowances, mileage and expenses while traveling under orders, are subject to be applied to the payment of penalties and fines imposed by military courts, and to the payment of any shortage of funds or for injury to state or federal property for which a member of the Nevada National Guard is responsible or accountable where the responsibility has been fixed by competent authority.

      Sec. 21.  NRS 459.706 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      459.706  1.  The Department shall not issue a permit required pursuant to NRS 459.7052 to a motor carrier who is seeking to transport radioactive waste upon a public highway of this State without first determining that the carrier transporting the waste is in compliance and will continue to comply with all laws and regulations of this State and the Federal Government respecting the handling and transportation of radioactive waste and the safety of drivers and vehicles.

      2.  Any motor carrier who maintains his books and records outside of this State must, in addition to any other assessments and fees provided by law, be assessed by the Department for an amount equal to the per diem allowance and travel expenses [, including the excess of the out-of-state subsistence allowances over the in-state subsistence allowances, as fixed by NRS 281.160,] of employees of the Department for investigations, inspections and audits which may be required to be performed outside of this State in carrying out the provisions of subsection 1. The per diem allowance and travel expenses of the employees of the Department must be assessed at the rate established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees generally.

      3.  The assessment provided for in subsection 2 must be determined by the Department upon the completion of each such investigation, inspection or audit and is due within 30 days after the date on which the affected motor carrier receives the assessment. The records of the Department relating to the additional costs incurred by reason of necessary travel must be open for inspection by the affected carrier at any time within the 30-day period.

      Sec. 22.  NRS 703.145 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      703.145  1.  Any public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission which elects to maintain its books and records outside the State of Nevada [shall,] must, in addition to any other assessment and fees provided for by law, be assessed by the Commission for an amount equal to the per diem allowance and travel expenses [and the excess of the out-of-state subsistence allowances over the in-state subsistence allowances, as fixed by NRS 281.160,] of Commission members and staff [,] for investigations, inspections and audits required to be performed outside this State. The per diem allowance and travel expenses of the members of the Commission and its staff must be assessed at the rate established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees generally.

 


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      2.  Any public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission [shall,] must, in addition to any other assessment and fees provided for by law, be assessed by the Commission for an amount equal to the per diem allowance and travel expenses [and the excess of the out-of-state subsistence allowances over the in-state subsistence allowances, as fixed by NRS 281.160,] of Commission members and staff [,] for investigations, audits and appearances required to be performed out of this State as a result of interventions in:

      (a) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings as authorized in NRS 703.152; or

      (b) Actions involving the Federal Communications Commission or other federal regulatory agencies,

Ê if the intervention is made to benefit the public utility or its customers. The per diem allowance and travel expenses of the members of the Commission and its staff must be assessed at the rate established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees generally.

      3.  The assessments provided for by this section must be determined by the Commission upon the completion of each such investigation, inspection, audit or appearance and are due and payable within 30 days of receipt by the affected utility of the notice of assessment. The total amount assessed by the Commission in 1 year pursuant to subsection 2 must not exceed $50,000.

      4.  The records of the Commission relating to the additional costs incurred by reason of the necessary additional travel must be open for inspection by the affected utility at any time within the 30-day period.

      5.  The Commission shall report to the Legislature no later than February 1 of each odd-numbered year the amount of assessments charged public utilities during the previous biennium pursuant to subsection 2.

      Sec. 23.  NRS 706.1515 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      706.1515  1.  Any common or contract carrier subject to the jurisdiction of the Authority that elects to maintain its books and records outside the State of Nevada [shall,] must, in addition to any other assessment and fees provided for by law, be assessed by the Authority for an amount equal to the per diem allowance and travel expenses [and the excess of the out-of-state subsistence allowances over the in-state subsistence allowances, as fixed by NRS 281.160,] of members of the Authority and staff [,] for investigations, inspections and audits required to be performed outside this State. The per diem allowance and travel expenses of the members of the Authority and its staff must be assessed at the rate established by the State Board of Examiners for state officers and employees generally.

      2.  The assessments provided for by this section must be determined by the Authority upon the completion of each such investigation, inspection, audit or appearance and are due within 30 days after receipt by the affected common or contract carrier of the notice of assessment.

      3.  The records of the Authority relating to the additional costs incurred by reason of the necessary additional travel must be open for inspection by the affected common or contract carrier at any time within the 30-day period.

 


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      Sec. 24.  Section 9.145 of the Charter of the City of Sparks, being chapter 350, Statutes of Nevada 1987, at page 789, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 9.145  Hearings: Fees, mileage and expenses of witnesses.

       1.  All witnesses appearing pursuant to subpoena, other than parties or officers or employees of the City, are entitled to receive fees and mileage in the same amounts and under the same circumstances as prescribed in NRS 50.225.

       2.  Witnesses entitled to fees or mileage who attend hearings at points so far removed from their residences as to prohibit return thereto from day to day are entitled, in addition to fees and mileage, to the per diem allowance provided [in NRS 281.160] for state officers and employees generally for each day of actual attendance and for each day necessarily occupied in traveling to and from the hearings.

       3.  Fees for mileage and per diem allowances must be paid by the party at whose request the witness is subpoenaed. The Civil Service Commission or hearing officer may award as costs the amount of such expenses to the prevailing party.

      Sec. 25.  Section 11 of the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority Act, being chapter 227, Statutes of Nevada 1975, as last amended by chapter 564, Statutes of Nevada 1989, at page 1197, is hereby amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 11.  1.  The Board shall submit its proposed annual budget for the Authority in the manner set forth in NRS 354.470 to 354.626, inclusive.

       2.  In addition to powers elsewhere conferred, the Board, on behalf of the Authority, may:

       (a) Establish, construct, purchase, lease, enter into a lease purchase agreement respecting, acquire by gift, grant, bequest, devise or otherwise, reconstruct, improve, extend, better, alter, repair, equip, furnish, regulate, maintain, operate and manage convention, exhibit and auditorium facilities, including personal property and real property, appurtenant thereto or used in connection therewith, and every estate, interest and right, legal or equitable, therein.

       (b) Insure or provide for the insurance of any facility and of the Board and its officers, employees and agents against such risks and hazards as the Board may deem advisable, without thereby waiving any immunity granted by law.

       (c) Arrange or contract for the furnishing by any person or agency, public or private, of services, privileges, works, food, beverages, alcoholic beverages or facilities for or in connection with a facility, hire and retain officers, agents and employees, including a fiscal adviser, engineers, attorneys or other professional or specialized personnel.

       (d) Direct the Board of County Commissioners or the Board of Supervisors of the City of Elko, and the governing body of any other political subdivision within the boundaries of the Authority, with the concurrence of that board or body, to acquire by the exercise of the power of eminent domain any real property which the Board deems necessary for its purposes, after the adoption by the Board of a resolution declaring such acquisition necessary for its purposes.

 

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