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Following is a list of boards, commissions and similar entities to which members of the general public are appointed by legislators, legislative officers or legislative committees. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to one of these entities, please fill out the form below and follow the instructions for submitting the form. Each entity has specific requirements for appointment; please review those requirements before applying for appointment to ensure that you are eligible. A separate application is required for each entity to which you would like to be considered for appointment. Applications are kept on file for 2 years.

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If you have any questions concerning a particular board, commission or other entity, please contact the Director's Office at (775) 684-6800.
This form only applies to appointments made by the Legislature.
If you are interested in being appointed to a board, commission or similar entity to which members are appointed by the Governor, you may do so here.


      Committee on Industrial Programs  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 209.4817)
  • Summary: The Committee consists of the Director of the Department of Corrections, the Chief of the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration and eight regular members appointed by the Interim Finance Committee as follows:
      (a) Two members of the Senate.
      (b) Two members of the Assembly.
      (c) Two persons who represent manufacturing in this State.
      (d) One person who represents business in this State.
      (e) One person who represents organized labor in this State.
    The Committee on Industrial Programs reviews issues and developments relating to industrial programs for correctional institutions.
      Advisory Board on Dream Tags   (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 502.225)
  • Summary: The Speaker and the Majority Leader each appoint one member of this 5-member board, which determines the use of money raised from the Dream Tag raffle. The members must be residents of the State.
      Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Treatment of Stroke and Heart Disease  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 439.492)
  • Summary: This Committee is created within the Health Division and is required to make recommendations to the Health Division for the establishment of a comprehensive plan for the prevention of stroke, heart disease and other vascular disease in this State. The Committee includes among its members:
         1. A person who is a survivor of stroke, appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate; and
         2. A person who is a survivor of heart disease, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
      Board of Directors for Corporation for Public Benefit for Nevada Youth Legislature  (click here to collapse or expand)
(S.B. 237)
  • Summary: The Youth Legislature must be administered by a corporation for public benefit. The corporation for public benefit must be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven members appointed by the Legislative Commission. A member of the Board serves a term of 2 years and until his or her successor is appointed. A member of the Board may be reappointed.
      Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Benefit   (click here to collapse or expand)
(S.B. 75)
  • Summary: The corporation provides private equity funding to certain businesses. The Board of Directors of the corporation consist of:
      (a) Five members from the private sector who have at least 10 years of experience in the field of investment, finance or banking and who are appointed for a term of 4 years as follows:
          (1) One member appointed by the Governor;
          (2) One member appointed by the Senate Majority Leader;
          (3) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly;
          (4) One member appointed by the Senate Minority Leader; and
          (5) One member appointed by the Assembly Minority Leader;
      (b) The Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education or his or her designee;
      (c) The State Treasurer; and
      (d) With the approval a majority of the members of the board of directors described in subparagraphs (1), (2) and (3), up to 5 additional members who are direct investors in the corporation for public benefit.
    A member of the board of directors of the corporation for public benefit must not have an equity interest in any:
      (a) External asset manager or venture capital or private equity investment firm contracting with the board pursuant to section 5.7 of S.B. 75; or
      (b) Business which receives private equity funding pursuant to sections 2 to 7, inclusive, of S.B. 75.
      Board of Directors of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange  (click here to collapse or expand)
(S.B. 440)
  • Summary: The Board of Directors governs the Exchange and consists of seven voting members and three ex officio nonvoting members. The Governor appoints five voting members of the Board, the Senate Majority Leader appoints one voting member of the Board, and the Speaker of the Assembly appoints one voting member of the Board.
    Each voting member of the Board must have:
      (a) Expertise in the individual or small employer health insurance market;
      (b) Expertise in health care administration, health care financing or health information technology;
      (c) Expertise in the administration of health care delivery systems;
      (d) Experience as a consumer who would benefit from services provided by the Exchange; or
      (e) Experience as a consumer advocate, including, without limitation, experience in consumer outreach and education for those who would benefit from services provided by the Exchange.

    The Governor, the Majority Leader and the Speaker of the Assembly shall consider the collective expertise and experience of the voting members of the Board and shall attempt to make each appointment so that:
      (a) The areas of expertise and experience are collectively represented by the voting members of the Board; and
      (b) The voting members of the Board represent a range and diversity of skills, knowledge, experience and geographic and stakeholder perspectives.
    A voting member of the Board may not be a Legislator or hold any elective office in State Government. While serving on the Board, a voting member may not be in any way affiliated with a health insurer, including, without limitation, being an employee of, consultant to or member of the board of directors of a health insurer, having an ownership interest in a health insurer or otherwise being a representative of a health insurer.
      Board of Economic Development  (click here to collapse or expand)
(A.B. 449)
  • Summary: This Board consists of:
      (a) The following voting members:
         (1) The Governor or his or her designee;
         (2) The Lieutenant Governor or his or her designee;
         (3) The Secretary of State or his or her designee; and
         (4) Six members who must be selected from the private sector and appointed as follows:
              (I) Three members appointed by the Governor;
              (II) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly;
              (III) One member appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate; and
              (IV) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly or the Minority Leader of the Senate.
    The Minority Leader of the Senate shall appoint the member for the initial term, the Minority Leader of the Assembly shall appoint the member for the next succeeding term, and thereafter, the authority to appoint the member for each subsequent term alternates between the Minority Leader of the Assembly and the Minority Leader of the Senate.
      (b) The following nonvoting members:
         (1) The Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education or his or her designee; and
         (2) One member appointed by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation from the membership of the Governor's Workforce Investment Board.
    In appointing the members of the Board, the appointing authorities shall coordinate the appointments when practicable so that the members of the Board represent the diversity of this State, including, without limitation, different strategically important industries, different geographic regions of this State and different professions. The appointed members of the Board are appointed for terms of 4 years. The initial members of the Board shall by lot select three of the initial members of the Board appointed pursuant to subparagraph (4) of paragraph (a) of subsection 1 to serve an initial term of 2 years.
      Commission on Educational Technology  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 388.790)
  • Summary: The Commission is required to establish a plan for the use of educational technology in the public schools of this State. The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly each appoint one member of their respective Houses and one member who is employed in the field of technology to the Commission on Educational Technology.
      Commission on Ethics  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 281A.200)
  • Summary: The Legislative Commission appoints to the Commission four residents of the State, at least two of whom are former public officers, and at least one of whom must be an attorney licensed to practice law in this State. Not more than four members of the Commission may be members of the same political party. Not more than four members may be residents of the same county. None of the members of the Commission may:
      (a) Hold another public office;
      (b) Be actively involved in the work of any political party or political campaign; or
      (c) Communicate directly with a member of the legislative branch on behalf of someone other than himself or the Commission, for compensation, to influence legislative action, while he is serving on the Commission.
    The terms of the members are 4 years. Any vacancy in the membership must be filled by the appropriate appointing authority for the unexpired term. Each member may serve no more than two consecutive full terms.
      Commission on Nuclear Projects  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 459.0091)
  • Summary: The Commission on Nuclear Projects consists of seven members, including two members chosen by the Governor from a list of three names submitted to the Governor by the Legislative Commission.
      Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 389.510)
  • Summary: The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly each appoint one member of their respective Houses and one member who is a representative of a private business or industry that may be affected by actions taken by the Council. The terms of the members are 4 years, and are staggered.
      Economic Forum  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 353.226)
  • Summary: On or before June 15 of each even-numbered year, the Speaker and the Majority Leader must submit to the Governor the name of one nominee to serve on the forum. The nominee must be an expert with demonstrated ability in the field of economics, taxation or other discipline necessary to economic forecasting and be able to bring knowledge and professional judgment to the deliberations of the forum. No officer or employee of government or higher education may serve.
      Governing Body of a University School for Profoundly Gifted Pupils  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 392A.080)
  • Summary: The governing body of a university school for profoundly gifted pupils consists of 10 members. The Governor, the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one voting member to serve a 4-year term. The members appointed by the Governor, the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly may not be Legislators, employees of the State, a municipality of the State or the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada. A person may serve on a governing body only if the person submits an affidavit to the Department indicating that the person has not been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude.
      Interim Task Force on Out-of-School-Time Programs  (click here to collapse or expand)
(A.B. 362)
  • Summary: The Interim Task Force on Out-of-School-Time Programs is composed of the following 12 members:
      (a) A representative of the Bureau of Services for Child Care of the Division of Child and Family Services of the Department of Health and Human Services, appointed by the Administrator of the Division;
      (b) A representative of local governmental agencies that provide public services for children, appointed by the Nevada Association of Counties or its successor organization;
      (c) A representative of the Nevada System of Higher Education, appointed by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada;
      (d) A representative of the public schools in this State, appointed by the State Board of Education;
      (e) A representative of a national nonprofit organization that provides services to children, appointed by the Legislative Commission;
      (f) A representative of a nonprofit organization that is located in Nevada and provides services to children, appointed by the Legislative Commission;
      (g) A representative of a nonprofit organization that is located in Nevada and provides support to an out-of-school-time program, appointed by the Legislative Commission;
      (h) A representative of a private, for profit organization that is located in Nevada and provides services to children, appointed by the Legislative Commission;
      (i) A representative of an agency that provides resources and referrals to out-of-school-time programs, appointed by the Legislative Commission;
      (j) A representative of a faith-based organization that provides services to children, appointed by the Legislative Commission; and
      (k) Two members who are parents of children in this State, appointed by the Legislative Commission.

      Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission  (click here to collapse or expand)
(S.B. 493)
  • Summary: The Commission consists of seven members appointed as follows:
      (a) Two members appointed by the Governor;
      (b) Two members appointed by the Governor from a list of persons recommended by the Majority Leader of the Senate;
      (c) Two members appointed by the Governor from a list of persons recommended by the Speaker of the Assembly; and
      (d) One member appointed by the Governor from a list of persons recommended by the Minority Leader of the Senate or the Minority Leader of the Assembly.
    The Minority Leader of the Senate shall recommend persons for appointment for the initial term, the Minority Leader of the Assembly shall recommend persons for appointment for the next succeeding term, and thereafter, the authority to recommend persons for appointment must alternate each biennium between the Houses of the Legislature.

    The Governor, Majority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the Assembly, Minority Leader of the Senate and Minority Leader of the Assembly shall confer before the Governor makes an appointment to ensure that:
      (a) Not more than two of the members are appointed from any one county in this State; and
      (b) Not more than two of the members have a direct or indirect financial interest in the mining industry or are related by blood or marriage to a person who has such an interest.

    Each member of the Commission serves for a term of 2 years.
      Nevada Academy of Health  (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 439B.250)
  • Summary: The Academy studies issues relating to health care in this State, including (1) Medical and clinical research; (2) The education and training of providers of health care; (3) The improvement of accountability within the system of health care in this State; (4) The improvement of access to and quality of health care in this State; and (5) The improvement of the health of the residents of this State. The Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the Assembly each appoint two members and the Minority leaders of each House appoint one member. The members appointed to the Academy must not be Legislators and, to the extent practicable, must:
      (a) Represent agencies and organizations that provide education or training for providers of health care;
      (b) Be advocates for the rights of patients;
      (c) Be recognized academic scholars; or
      (d) Be members of the general public who have specialized knowledge and experience that are beneficial to the Academy.
      Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V & T Railway (click here to collapse or expand)
(Chapter 566, Statutes of Nevada 1993)
  • Summary: The Commission consists of nine Commissioners, including one member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and one member appointed by the Senate Majority Leader. After the initial terms, the term of office of each commissioner is 4 years. A member is eligible for reappointment.
      Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum   (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 427A.320)
  • Summary: The forum identifies and acts upon issues of importance to aging persons. The Legislative Commission appoints the members, but each member must be nominated by a member of the Senate. After consulting with the members of the Assembly who reside within his or her senatorial district, each member of the Senate must nominate a person who:
      (1) is at least 60 years of age,
      (2) has resided in the state for at least 5 years, and
      (3) has been a registered voter in the senatorial district for at least 3 years.
      P-16 Advisory Council   (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 400.030)
  • Summary: The P-16 Advisory Council is created to assist in the coordination between elementary, secondary and higher education in this State. The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly each appoint one member of their respective Houses and one member who is either
      (a) A representative of higher education in this State;
      (b) A representative of elementary and secondary education in this State; or
      (c) A representative of private business in this State.
    The Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Assembly each appoint one member to the Council who is a member of the general public.
      State Public Charter School Authority   (click here to collapse or expand)
(SB 212)
  • Summary: The Authority consists of seven members, including:
      (a) Two members, who must not be Legislators, appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate; and
      (b) Two members, who must not be Legislators, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
    The Governor, the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall ensure that the membership of the State Public Charter School Authority:
      (a) Includes persons with a demonstrated understanding of charter schools and a commitment to using charter schools as a way to strengthen public education in this State;
      (b) Includes a parent or legal guardian of a pupil enrolled in a charter school in this State;
      (c) Includes persons with specific knowledge of:
         (1) Issues relating to elementary and secondary education;
         (2) School finance or accounting, or both;
         (3) Management practices;
         (4) Assessments required in elementary and secondary education;
         (5) Educational technology; and
         (6) The laws and regulations applicable to charter schools; and
      (d) Insofar as practicable, reflects the ethnic and geographical diversity of this State.


      State Public Works Board   (click here to collapse or expand)
(NRS 341.020)
  • Summary: The State Public Works Board consists of seven members, including one member appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate who is licensed in this State as a general building contractor or general engineering contractor pursuant to chapter 624 of NRS and one member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly who is licensed in this State as a general building contractor or general engineering contractor pursuant to chapter 624 of NRS.

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