[Rev. 11/21/2013 9:54:46 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 176 - JUDGMENT AND EXECUTION

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 176.002           “Division” defined.

ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

NRS 176.0121         “Commission” defined.

NRS 176.0123         Creation; members and appointing authorities; Chair; terms; vacancies; salaries and per diem; staff.

NRS 176.0124         Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem.

NRS 176.01245       Subcommittee on Victims of Crime: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem.

NRS 176.01246       Subcommittee to Review Arrestee DNA: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem.

NRS 176.01247       Subcommittee on Medical Use of Marijuana: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem. [Effective April 1, 2014.]

NRS 176.0125         Duties of Commission.

NRS 176.01255       Grants, bequests, devises, donations and gifts; Special Account for the Support of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice.

NRS 176.0126         Subpoenas: Power to issue; compelling performance.

NRS 176.0127         Department of Corrections and Division of Parole and Probation to provide information to and assist Commission.

NRS 176.0128         Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History to facilitate data collection and provide data and information to Commission.

NRS 176.0129         Annual projections of persons imprisoned, on probation, on parole and in residential confinement.

SENTENCE AND JUDGMENT; GENETIC MARKER ANALYSIS

Hearing

NRS 176.015           Prompt hearing; court may commit defendant or continue or alter bail before hearing; statement by defendant; presentation of mitigating evidence; rights of victim; notice of hearing.

 

Sentence of Death; Terms of Imprisonment; Restitution

NRS 176.025           Sentence of death not to be imposed on person under age of 18 years; sentence of life imprisonment without possibility of parole not to be imposed on person under age of 18 years convicted of non-homicide crime.

NRS 176.033           Sentence of imprisonment required or permitted by statute: Definite period for misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor; minimum and maximum term for felony unless definite term required by statute; restitution; modification of sentence.

NRS 176.035           Conviction of two or more offenses; concurrent and consecutive sentences. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 176.035           Conviction of two or more offenses; concurrent and consecutive sentences; aggregating consecutive sentences. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 176.045           Imposition of concurrent or consecutive sentence on person under sentence in another jurisdiction.

NRS 176.055           Credit against sentence of imprisonment. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

NRS 176.055           Credit against sentence of imprisonment. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

NRS 176.057           Effect of finding of guilty but mentally ill or acceptance of such plea.

 

Administrative Assessments, Fines, Fees, Forfeitures and Community Service

NRS 176.059           Administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.059           Administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.0611         Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

NRS 176.0611         Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective July 1, 2015.]

NRS 176.0613         Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

NRS 176.0613         Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective July 1, 2015.]

NRS 176.062           Administrative assessment for felony or gross misdemeanor: Collection; distribution; limitations on use.

NRS 176.0623         Additional administrative assessment for felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

NRS 176.0623         Additional administrative assessment for felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective July 1, 2015.]

NRS 176.0625         Administrative assessment, fine or fee for felony or gross misdemeanor: Collection by certain entities.

NRS 176.063           Administrative assessment, fine or fee for felony or gross misdemeanor: Court must advise defendant regarding lien.

NRS 176.0635         Administrative assessment, fine or fee for felony or gross misdemeanor: Additional costs and fees for collection.

NRS 176.064           Collection fee for unpaid administrative assessment, fine, fee or restitution; use of collection agency; report to credit agencies; civil judgment; attachment or garnishment; suspension of driver’s license; imprisonment.

NRS 176.065           Rate of additional imprisonment in default of administrative assessment, fine or forfeiture.

NRS 176.075           Rate of imprisonment in default of administrative assessment, fine or forfeiture.

NRS 176.085           Reduction of excessive fine or administrative assessment; payment in installments.

NRS 176.087           Imposition of community service as punishment or condition of probation.

 

Preservation of Biological Evidence and Genetic Marker Analysis

NRS 176.0911         Definitions.

NRS 176.09111       “Agency of criminal justice” defined.

NRS 176.09112       “Biological specimen” defined.

NRS 176.09113       “CODIS” defined.

NRS 176.09114       “DNA” defined.

NRS 176.09115       “DNA profile” defined.

NRS 176.09116       “DNA record” defined.

NRS 176.09117       “Forensic laboratory” defined.

NRS 176.09118       “Genetic marker analysis” defined.

NRS 176.09119       “State DNA Database” defined.

NRS 176.0912         Biological evidence secured in connection with investigation or prosecution; required preservation.

NRS 176.09121       State DNA Database: Establishment; duties.

NRS 176.09123       Collection of biological specimen from persons arrested for felony; submission to forensic laboratory; identifying information submitted to Central Repository; genetic marker analysis; creation of DNA profile; information included in criminal history record.

NRS 176.09125       Destruction of biological specimen and purging of DNA record: Grounds; written request; duties of Central Repository, forensic laboratory and State DNA Database.

NRS 176.09127       Payment of costs for obtaining biological specimen, destroying biological specimen and purging DNA record.

NRS 176.09129       Storage and maintenance of biological specimen, DNA profile, DNA record and information; release of information; confidentiality; penalty for unauthorized disclosure of information.

NRS 176.0913         Biological specimen to be obtained from certain defendants; identifying information submitted to Central Repository; genetic marker analysis; release of information; costs.

NRS 176.0915         Fee for obtaining biological specimen and for analysis; inclusion in sentence; creation of county fund; use of money in fund.

NRS 176.0916         Biological specimen to be obtained from certain probationers and parolees; release of information; penalty; fee for obtaining and analyzing specimen; identifying information submitted to Central Repository; creation of Fund for Genetic Marker Analysis; use of money in Fund.

NRS 176.09165       Establishment of standard form concerning use and destruction of biological specimen and purging of DNA record; law enforcement to provide form to person in certain circumstances.

NRS 176.0917         County to designate forensic laboratory to conduct or oversee analysis; criteria.

NRS 176.09173       Powers and duties of forensic laboratory; prohibited use of biological specimen, DNA profile and DNA record.

NRS 176.09177       Limitation on civil and criminal liability for acts relating to collection of biological specimen.

NRS 176.0918         Petition requesting genetic marker analysis by person convicted of felony; procedure; notice to victim.

NRS 176.09183       Grounds for granting or dismissing petition; appeal. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.09183       Grounds for granting or dismissing petition; appeal. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.09187       Genetic marker analysis: Motion for new trial authorized when results favorable to petitioner; petitioner deemed to consent to submission, release and use of certain information; costs; remedy not exclusive.

NRS 176.0919         Execution stayed pending results of genetic marker analysis.

 

Sex Offenders and Offenders Convicted of a Crime Against a Child

NRS 176.0921         Definitions.

NRS 176.0922         “Central Repository” defined.

NRS 176.0923         “Crime against a child” defined.

NRS 176.0924         “Record of registration” defined.

NRS 176.0925         “Sexual offense” defined.

NRS 176.0926         Crime against child: Notice of conviction to Central Repository; defendant to be informed of duty to register; effect of failure to inform.

NRS 176.0927         Sexual offense: Notice of conviction to Central Repository; defendant to be informed of duty to register; effect of failure to inform.

 

Lifetime Supervision

NRS 176.0931         Special sentence for sex offenders; petition for release from lifetime supervision.

 

Miscellaneous Provisions

NRS 176.095           State Board of Parole Commissioners may direct release of state prisoner on parole.

NRS 176.105           Judgment in criminal action generally.

NRS 176.115           Judgment against complainant for malicious prosecution when defendant not found guilty; costs; enforcement of judgment.

NRS 176.125           Entry of judgment of conviction; what papers constitute record of action.

INVESTIGATION BY DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

NRS 176.133           Definitions.

NRS 176.135           Presentence investigation and report: When required; time for completing.

NRS 176.139           Presentence investigation and report: Psychosexual evaluation of certain sex offenders required; standards and methods for conducting evaluation; access to records; rights of confidentiality and privileges deemed waived; costs.

NRS 176.145           Presentence investigation and report: Contents of report.

NRS 176.151           General investigation and report on defendant convicted of category E felony: When required; time for completing; contents of report.

NRS 176.153           Disclosure of report of presentence investigation. [Effective through February 28, 2014.]

NRS 176.153           Disclosure of report of presentence investigation. [Effective March 1, 2014, through September 30, 2014.]

NRS 176.153           Disclosure of report of presentence investigation. [Effective October 1, 2014.]

NRS 176.156           Disclosure of report of presentence or general investigation; persons entitled to use report; confidentiality of report.

NRS 176.159           Delivery of report of presentence or general investigation to Director of Department of Corrections.

NRS 176.161           Portion of certain presentence or general investigations and reports to be paid by county in which indictment found or information filed.

WITHDRAWAL OF PLEA

NRS 176.165           When plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere may be withdrawn.

EXECUTION

NRS 176.265           Fines to be paid into State Treasury.

NRS 176.275           Judgment for fine, administrative assessment, payment of restitution or repayment of expenses is lien.

NRS 176.278           Payment of restitution from civil judgment or settlement in favor of defendant and against State, political subdivision, officer, employee or contractor.

NRS 176.285           Fines in Justice Court to be paid to county treasurer within 30 days.

NRS 176.295           Costs when criminal action removed before trial; clerk to certify costs to auditor.

NRS 176.305           Judgment for imprisonment or fine and imprisonment until satisfied: Commitment and detention.

NRS 176.315           Judgment of imprisonment in county jail: How executed.

NRS 176.325           Judgment of imprisonment in state prison: How executed.

NRS 176.335           Duty of sheriff on receiving copies of judgment of imprisonment; Director of Department of Corrections to receive prisoner from sheriff; when term of imprisonment begins.

NRS 176.337           Court to notify defendant convicted of domestic violence concerning possession, shipment, transportation or receipt of firearm or ammunition.

NRS 176.345           Proceedings when conviction carries death penalty.

NRS 176.355           Execution of death penalty: Method; time and place; witnesses.

NRS 176.357           Request for notification of execution of death penalty; request to attend.

NRS 176.365           Director of Department of Corrections to make return on death warrant.

SUSPENSION OF EXECUTION OF DEATH PENALTY

General Provisions

NRS 176.415           When execution of death penalty may be stayed. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.415           When execution of death penalty may be stayed. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

 

Insanity or Pregnancy

NRS 176.425           Sanity investigation: Filing of petition; stay of execution.

NRS 176.435           Sanity investigation: Conduct of hearing.

NRS 176.445           Execution of judgment when defendant found sane.

NRS 176.455           Suspension of execution when defendant found insane; proceedings on recovery of sanity.

NRS 176.465           Investigation of pregnancy: Procedure; hearing.

NRS 176.475           Proceedings after investigation: Execution of judgment; suspension of execution; issuance of warrant on termination of pregnancy.

NRS 176.485           Costs of investigations borne by State; manner of payment.

 

Petition for Postconviction Relief

NRS 176.486           Authority to enter stay of execution. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.486           Authority to enter stay of execution. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.487           Determination of whether to enter stay of execution. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.487           Determination of whether to enter stay of execution. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.488           Entry of stay of execution and necessary orders.

NRS 176.489           Vacation of stay of execution.

NRS 176.491           Stay of execution following denial of appeal. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.491           Stay of execution following denial of appeal. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.492           Dissolution of stay of execution which was improperly entered. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.492           Dissolution of stay of execution which was improperly entered. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NEW ORDER TO EXECUTE JUDGMENT OF DEATH

NRS 176.495           New warrant generally.

NRS 176.505           Order following appeal. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NRS 176.505           Order following appeal. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

NEW TRIAL OR MOTION TO VACATE JUDGMENT

NRS 176.515           Court may grant new trial or motion to vacate judgment in certain circumstances.

ARREST OF JUDGMENT

NRS 176.525           Arrest of judgment: When granted and time in which motion is to be made.

NRS 176.535           Effect of arresting judgment.

NRS 176.545           Procedure after allowance of arrest of judgment.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

NRS 176.555           Correction of illegal sentence.

NRS 176.565           Clerical mistakes.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 176.002  “Division” defined.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, “Division” means the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1512; A 2001, 2568)

ADVISORY COMMISSION ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

      NRS 176.0121  “Commission” defined.  As used in NRS 176.0121 to 176.0129, inclusive, “Commission” means the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1353; A 2007, 2818; 2009, 1351, 2569; 2013, 1064, 2989, 3699)

      NRS 176.0123  Creation; members and appointing authorities; Chair; terms; vacancies; salaries and per diem; staff.

      1.  The Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice is hereby created. The Commission consists of:

      (a) One member who is a district judge, appointed by the governing body of the Nevada District Judges Association;

      (b) One member who is a justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada or a retired justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada;

      (c) One member who is a district attorney, appointed by the governing body of the Nevada District Attorneys Association;

      (d) One member who is an attorney in private practice, experienced in defending criminal actions, appointed by the governing body of the State Bar of Nevada;

      (e) One member who is a public defender, appointed by the governing body of the State Bar of Nevada;

      (f) One member who is a representative of a law enforcement agency, appointed by the Governor;

      (g) One member who is a representative of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety, appointed by the Governor;

      (h) One member who has been a victim of a crime or is a representative of an organization supporting the rights of victims of crime, appointed by the Governor;

      (i) One member who is a representative of an organization that advocates on behalf of inmates, appointed by the Governor;

      (j) One member who is a representative of the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association, appointed by the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association;

      (k) One member who is a member of the State Board of Parole Commissioners, appointed by the State Board of Parole Commissioners;

      (l) The Director of the Department of Corrections;

      (m) Two members who are Senators, one of whom is appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate and one of whom is appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; and

      (n) Two members who are members of the Assembly, one of whom is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and one of whom is appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly.

Ę If any association listed in this subsection ceases to exist, the appointment required by this subsection must be made by the association’s successor in interest or, if there is no successor in interest, by the Governor.

      2.  The Attorney General is an ex officio voting member of the Commission.

      3.  Each appointed member serves a term of 2 years. Members may be reappointed for additional terms of 2 years in the same manner as the original appointments. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Commission must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment not later than 30 days after the vacancy occurs.

      4.  The Legislators who are members of the Commission are entitled to receive the salary provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding session for each day’s attendance at a meeting of the Commission.

      5.  At the first regular meeting of each odd-numbered year, the members of the Commission shall elect a Chair by majority vote who shall serve until the next Chair is elected.

      6.  The Commission shall meet at least once every 3 months and may meet at such further times as deemed necessary by the Chair.

      7.  A majority of the members of the Commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority of those members present at any meeting is sufficient for any official action taken by the Commission.

      8.  While engaged in the business of the Commission, to the extent of legislative appropriation, each member of the Commission is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

      9.  To the extent of legislative appropriation, the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall provide the Commission with such staff as is necessary to carry out the duties of the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1353; A 2001, 2568; 2005, 581; 2007, 2818; 2009, 2569)

      NRS 176.0124  Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem.

      1.  There is hereby created the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Commission.

      2.  The Chair of the Commission shall appoint the members of the Subcommittee and designate one of the members of the Subcommittee as Chair of the Subcommittee. The Chair of the Subcommittee must be a member of the Commission.

      3.  The Subcommittee shall meet at the times and places specified by a call of the Chair. A majority of the members of the Subcommittee constitutes a quorum, and a quorum may exercise any power or authority conferred on the Subcommittee.

      4.  The Subcommittee shall consider issues related to juvenile justice and shall evaluate, review and submit a report to the Commission with recommendations concerning such issues.

      5.  Any Legislators who are members of the Subcommittee are entitled to receive the salary provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding session for each day’s attendance at a meeting of the Subcommittee.

      6.  While engaged in the business of the Subcommittee, to the extent of legislative appropriation, each member of the Subcommittee is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2568)

      NRS 176.01245  Subcommittee on Victims of Crime: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem.

      1.  There is hereby created the Subcommittee on Victims of Crime of the Commission.

      2.  The Chair of the Commission shall appoint the members of the Subcommittee and designate one of the members of the Subcommittee as Chair of the Subcommittee. The Chair of the Subcommittee must be a member of the Commission.

      3.  The Subcommittee shall meet at the times and places specified by a call of the Chair. A majority of the members of the Subcommittee constitutes a quorum, and a quorum may exercise any power or authority conferred on the Subcommittee.

      4.  The Subcommittee shall consider issues related to victims of crime and shall evaluate, review and submit a report to the Commission with recommendations concerning such issues.

      5.  Any Legislators who are members of the Subcommittee are entitled to receive the salary provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding session for each day’s attendance at a meeting of the Subcommittee.

      6.  While engaged in the business of the Subcommittee, to the extent of legislative appropriation, each member of the Subcommittee is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2569)

      NRS 176.01246  Subcommittee to Review Arrestee DNA: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem.

      1.  There is hereby created the Subcommittee to Review Arrestee DNA of the Commission.

      2.  The Chair of the Commission shall appoint the members of the Subcommittee which must include, without limitation:

      (a) A member experienced in defending criminal actions.

      (b) A member of a minority community organization whose mission includes the protection of civil rights for minorities.

      3.  The Chair of the Commission shall designate one of the members of the Subcommittee as Chair of the Subcommittee.

      4.  The Subcommittee shall meet at the times and places specified by a call of the Chair. A majority of the members of the Subcommittee constitutes a quorum, and a quorum may exercise any power or authority conferred on the Subcommittee.

      5.  The Subcommittee shall consider issues relating to DNA of arrested persons and shall evaluate, review and submit a report to the Commission with recommendations concerning such issues. The issues considered by the Subcommittee and the report submitted by the Subcommittee must include, without limitation:

      (a) The costs and procedures relating to the methods, implementation and utilization of the provisions for the destruction of biological specimens and purging of DNA profiles and DNA records of arrested persons; and

      (b) The collection and review of information concerning the number of requests for the destruction of biological specimens and purging of DNA profiles and DNA records of arrested persons and the number and percentage of such requests that are denied.

      6.  Any Legislators who are members of the Subcommittee are entitled to receive the salary provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding session for each day’s attendance at a meeting of the Subcommittee.

      7.  While engaged in the business of the Subcommittee, to the extent of legislative appropriation, each member of the Subcommittee is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses as provided for state officers and employees generally.

      8.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Biological specimen” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176.09112.

      (b) “DNA” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176.09114.

      (c) “DNA profile” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176.09115.

      (d) “DNA record” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176.09116.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1063)

      NRS 176.01247  Subcommittee on Medical Use of Marijuana: Creation; Chair; members; duties; salaries and per diem. [Effective April 1, 2014.]

      1.  There is hereby created the Subcommittee on the Medical Use of Marijuana of the Commission.

      2.  The Chair of the Commission shall appoint the members of the Subcommittee. The Subcommittee must consist of legislative and nonlegislative members, including, without limitation:

      (a) At least four Legislators, who may or may not be members of the Commission.

      (b) A representative of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.

      (c) A patient who holds a valid registry identification card to engage in the medical use of marijuana pursuant to chapter 453A of NRS.

      (d) An owner or operator of a cultivation facility that is certified to operate pursuant to chapter 453A of NRS.

      (e) An owner or operator of a facility for the production of edible marijuana products or marijuana-infused products that is certified to operate pursuant to chapter 453A of NRS.

      (f) An owner or operator of a medical marijuana dispensary that is certified to operate pursuant to chapter 453A of NRS.

      (g) A representative of the Attorney General.

      (h) A representative of a civil liberties organization.

      (i) A representative of an organization which advocates for persons who use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

      (j) A representative of a law enforcement agency located within the jurisdiction of Clark County.

      (k) A representative of a law enforcement agency located within the jurisdiction of Washoe County.

      (l) A representative of local government.

      3.  The Chair of the Commission shall designate one of the legislative members of the Commission as Chair of the Subcommittee.

      4.  The Subcommittee shall meet at the times and places specified by a call of the Chair. A majority of the members of the Subcommittee constitutes a quorum, and a quorum may exercise any power or authority conferred on the Subcommittee.

      5.  The Subcommittee shall:

      (a) Consider issues concerning the medical use of marijuana, the dispensation of marijuana for medical use and the implementation of provisions of law providing for the dispensation of marijuana for medical use; and

      (b) Evaluate, review and submit a report to the Commission with recommendations concerning such issues.

      6.  Any Legislators who are members of the Subcommittee are entitled to receive the salary provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding session for each day’s attendance at a meeting of the Subcommittee.

      7.  While engaged in the business of the Subcommittee, to the extent of legislative appropriation, each member of the Subcommittee is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3698, effective April 1, 2014)

      NRS 176.0125  Duties of Commission.  The Commission shall:

      1.  Identify and study the elements of this State’s system of criminal justice which affect the sentences imposed for felonies and gross misdemeanors.

      2.  Evaluate the effectiveness and fiscal impact of various policies and practices regarding sentencing which are employed in this State and other states, including, but not limited to, the use of plea bargaining, probation, programs of intensive supervision, programs of regimental discipline, imprisonment, sentencing recommendations, mandatory and minimum sentencing, mandatory sentencing for crimes involving the possession, manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, structured or tiered sentencing, enhanced penalties for habitual criminals, parole, credits against sentences, residential confinement and alternatives to incarceration.

      3.  Recommend changes in the structure of sentencing in this State which, to the extent practicable and with consideration for their fiscal impact, incorporate general objectives and goals for sentencing, including, but not limited to, the following:

      (a) Offenders must receive sentences that increase in direct proportion to the severity of their crimes and their histories of criminality.

      (b) Offenders who have extensive histories of criminality or who have exhibited a propensity to commit crimes of a predatory or violent nature must receive sentences which reflect the need to ensure the safety and protection of the public and which allow for the imprisonment for life of such offenders.

      (c) Offenders who have committed offenses that do not include acts of violence and who have limited histories of criminality must receive sentences which reflect the need to conserve scarce economic resources through the use of various alternatives to traditional forms of incarceration.

      (d) Offenders with similar histories of criminality who are convicted of similar crimes must receive sentences that are generally similar.

      (e) Offenders sentenced to imprisonment must receive sentences which do not confuse or mislead the public as to the actual time those offenders must serve while incarcerated or before being released from confinement or supervision.

      (f) Offenders must not receive disparate sentences based upon factors such as race, gender or economic status.

      (g) Offenders must receive sentences which are based upon the specific circumstances and facts of their offenses, including the nature of the offense and any aggravating factors, the savagery of the offense, as evidenced by the extent of any injury to the victim, and the degree of criminal sophistication demonstrated by the offender’s acts before, during and after commission of the offense.

      4.  Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Corrections and the State Board of Parole Commissioners with consideration as to whether it is feasible and advisable to establish an oversight or advisory board to perform various functions and make recommendations concerning:

      (a) Policies relating to parole;

      (b) Regulatory procedures and policies of the State Board of Parole Commissioners;

      (c) Policies for the operation of the Department of Corrections;

      (d) Budgetary issues; and

      (e) Other related matters.

      5.  Evaluate the effectiveness of specialty court programs in this State with consideration as to whether such programs have the effect of limiting or precluding reentry of offenders and parolees into the community.

      6.  Evaluate the policies and practices concerning presentence investigations and reports made by the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety, including, without limitation, the resources relied on in preparing such investigations and reports and the extent to which judges in this State rely on and follow the recommendations contained in such presentence investigations and reports.

      7.  Evaluate, review and comment upon issues relating to juvenile justice in this State, including, but not limited to:

      (a) The need for the establishment and implementation of evidence-based programs and a continuum of sanctions for children who are subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court; and

      (b) The impact on the criminal justice system of the policies and programs of the juvenile justice system.

      8.  Compile and develop statistical information concerning sentencing in this State.

      9.  Identify and study issues relating to the application of chapter 241 of NRS to meetings held by the:

      (a) State Board of Pardons Commissioners to consider an application for clemency; and

      (b) State Board of Parole Commissioners to consider an offender for parole.

      10.  Identify and study issues relating to the operation of the Department of Corrections, including, without limitation, the system for allowing credits against the sentences of offenders, the accounting of such credits and any other policies and procedures of the Department which pertain to the operation of the Department.

      11.  Evaluate the policies and practices relating to the involuntary civil commitment of sexually dangerous persons.

      12.  Identify and study the impacts and effects of collateral consequences of convictions in this State. Such identification and study:

      (a) Must cause to be identified any provision in the Nevada Constitution, the Nevada Revised Statutes and the Nevada Administrative Code which imposes a collateral sanction or authorizes the imposition of a disqualification, and any provision of law that may afford relief from a collateral consequence;

      (b) May rely on the study of this State’s collateral sanctions, disqualifications and relief provisions prepared by the National Institute of Justice described in section 510 of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007, Public Law 110-177; and

      (c) Must include the posting of a hyperlink on the Commission’s website to any study of this State’s collateral sanctions, disqualifications and relief provisions prepared by the National Institute of Justice described in section 510 of the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007, Public Law 110-177.

      13.  For each regular session of the Legislature, prepare a comprehensive report including the Commission’s recommended changes pertaining to the administration of justice in this State, the Commission’s findings and any recommendations of the Commission for proposed legislation. The report must be submitted to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for distribution to the Legislature not later than September 1 of each even-numbered year.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1354; A 2007, 2819, 3194; 2011, 231; 2013, 2777)

      NRS 176.01255  Grants, bequests, devises, donations and gifts; Special Account for the Support of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice.

      1.  The Chair of the Commission may apply for and accept any available grants and may accept any bequests, devises, donations or gifts from any public or private source to carry out the provisions of NRS 176.0121 to 176.0129, inclusive.

      2.  Any money received pursuant to this section must be deposited in the Special Account for the Support of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice, which is hereby created in the State General Fund. Interest and income earned on money in the Account must be credited to the Account. Money in the Account may only be used for the support of the Commission and its activities pursuant to NRS 176.0121 to 176.0129, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2989)

      NRS 176.0126  Subpoenas: Power to issue; compelling performance.

      1.  To carry out its powers and duties pursuant to NRS 176.0121 to 176.0129, inclusive, the Commission, or any member thereof acting on behalf of the Commission with a concurrence of a majority of the members of the Commission, may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, records, documents or other papers and testimony.

      2.  If any person fails to comply with a subpoena issued by the Commission or any member thereof pursuant to this section within 20 days after the date of service of the subpoena, the Commission may petition the district court for an order of the court compelling compliance with the subpoena.

      3.  Upon such a petition, the court shall enter an order directing the person subpoenaed to appear before the court at a time and place to be fixed by the court in its order, the time to be not more than 20 days after the date of service of the order, and show cause why the person has not complied with the subpoena. A certified copy of the order must be served upon the person subpoenaed.

      4.  If it appears to the court that the subpoena was regularly issued by the Commission or a member thereof pursuant to this section, the court shall enter an order compelling compliance with the subpoena, and upon failure to obey the order the person shall be dealt with as for contempt of court.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2817)

      NRS 176.0127  Department of Corrections and Division of Parole and Probation to provide information to and assist Commission.

      1.  The Department of Corrections shall:

      (a) Provide the Commission with any available statistical information or research requested by the Commission and assist the Commission in the compilation and development of information requested by the Commission, including, but not limited to, information or research concerning the facilities and institutions of the Department of Corrections, the offenders who are or were within those facilities or institutions, rates of recidivism, the effectiveness of educational and vocational programs and the sentences which are being served or were served by those offenders;

      (b) If requested by the Commission, make available to the Commission the use of the computers and programs which are owned by the Department of Corrections; and

      (c) Provide the independent contractor retained by the Department of Administration pursuant to NRS 176.0129 with any available statistical information requested by the independent contractor for the purpose of performing the projections required by NRS 176.0129.

      2.  The Division shall:

      (a) Provide the Commission with any available statistical information or research requested by the Commission and assist the Commission in the compilation and development of information concerning sentencing, probation, parole and any offenders who are or were subject to supervision by the Division;

      (b) If requested by the Commission, make available to the Commission the use of the computers and programs which are owned by the Division; and

      (c) Provide the independent contractor retained by the Department of Administration pursuant to NRS 176.0129 with any available statistical information requested by the independent contractor for the purpose of performing the projections required by NRS 176.0129.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1355; A 2001 Special Session, 214; 2009, 1352)

      NRS 176.0128  Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History to facilitate data collection and provide data and information to Commission.  The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History shall:

      1.  Facilitate the collection of statistical data in the manner approved by the Director of the Department of Public Safety and coordinate the exchange of such data with agencies of criminal justice within this State, including:

      (a) State and local law enforcement agencies;

      (b) The Office of the Attorney General;

      (c) The Court Administrator;

      (d) The Department of Corrections; and

      (e) The Division.

      2.  Provide the Commission with available statistical data and information requested by the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 1351)

      NRS 176.0129  Annual projections of persons imprisoned, on probation, on parole and in residential confinement.  The Department of Administration shall, on an annual basis, contract for the services of an independent contractor, in accordance with the provisions of NRS 333.700, to:

      1.  Review sentences imposed in this State and the practices of the State Board of Parole Commissioners and project annually the number of persons who will be:

      (a) In a facility or institution of the Department of Corrections;

      (b) On probation;

      (c) On parole; and

      (d) Serving a term of residential confinement,

Ę during the 10 years immediately following the date of the projection; and

      2.  Review preliminary proposals and information provided by the Commission and project annually the number of persons who will be:

      (a) In a facility or institution of the Department of Corrections;

      (b) On probation;

      (c) On parole; and

      (d) Serving a term of residential confinement,

Ę during the 10 years immediately following the date of the projection, assuming the preliminary proposals were recommended by the Commission and enacted by the Legislature.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1355; A 2001 Special Session, 215; 2009, 2231)

SENTENCE AND JUDGMENT; GENETIC MARKER ANALYSIS

Hearing

      NRS 176.015  Prompt hearing; court may commit defendant or continue or alter bail before hearing; statement by defendant; presentation of mitigating evidence; rights of victim; notice of hearing.

      1.  Sentence must be imposed without unreasonable delay. Pending sentence, the court may commit the defendant or continue or alter the bail.

      2.  Before imposing sentence, the court shall:

      (a) Afford counsel an opportunity to speak on behalf of the defendant; and

      (b) Address the defendant personally and ask the defendant if:

             (1) The defendant wishes to make a statement in his or her own behalf and to present any information in mitigation of punishment; and

             (2) The defendant is a veteran or a member of the military. If the defendant is a veteran or a member of the military and meets the qualifications of paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 2 of NRS 176A.285, the court may, if appropriate, assign the defendant to:

                   (I) A program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 176A.280; or

                   (II) If a program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 176A.280 is not available for the defendant, a program of treatment established pursuant to NRS 176A.250 or 453.580.

      3.  After hearing any statements presented pursuant to subsection 2 and before imposing sentence, the court shall afford the victim an opportunity to:

      (a) Appear personally, by counsel or by personal representative; and

      (b) Reasonably express any views concerning the crime, the person responsible, the impact of the crime on the victim and the need for restitution.

      4.  The prosecutor shall give reasonable notice of the hearing to impose sentence to:

      (a) The person against whom the crime was committed;

      (b) A person who was injured as a direct result of the commission of the crime;

      (c) The surviving spouse, parents or children of a person who was killed as a direct result of the commission of the crime; and

      (d) Any other relative or victim who requests in writing to be notified of the hearing.

Ę Any defect in notice or failure of such persons to appear are not grounds for an appeal or the granting of a writ of habeas corpus. All personal information, including, but not limited to, a current or former address, which pertains to a victim or relative and which is received by the prosecutor pursuant to this subsection is confidential.

      5.  For the purposes of this section:

      (a) “Member of the military” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176A.043.

      (b) “Relative” of a person includes:

             (1) A spouse, parent, grandparent or stepparent;

             (2) A natural born child, stepchild or adopted child;

             (3) A grandchild, brother, sister, half brother or half sister; or

             (4) A parent of a spouse.

      (c) “Veteran” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176A.090.

      (d) “Victim” includes:

             (1) A person, including a governmental entity, against whom a crime has been committed;

             (2) A person who has been injured or killed as a direct result of the commission of a crime; and

             (3) A relative of a person described in subparagraph (1) or (2).

      6.  This section does not restrict the authority of the court to consider any reliable and relevant evidence at the time of sentencing.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1432; A 1989, 1425; 1991, 90; 1995, 371; 1997, 3236; 2001, 889; 2009, 100)

Sentence of Death; Terms of Imprisonment; Restitution

      NRS 176.025  Sentence of death not to be imposed on person under age of 18 years; sentence of life imprisonment without possibility of parole not to be imposed on person under age of 18 years convicted of non-homicide crime.

      1.  A sentence of death must not be imposed or inflicted upon any person convicted of a crime now punishable by death who at the time of the commission of the crime was less than 18 years of age. As to such a person, the maximum punishment that may be imposed is life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

      2.  A sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole must not be imposed or inflicted upon any person convicted of a non-homicide crime now punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole who at the time of the commission of the crime was less than 18 years of age. As to such a person, the maximum punishment that may be imposed is life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1432; A 2005, 63; 2011, 19)

      NRS 176.033  Sentence of imprisonment required or permitted by statute: Definite period for misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor; minimum and maximum term for felony unless definite term required by statute; restitution; modification of sentence.

      1.  If a sentence of imprisonment is required or permitted by statute, the court shall:

      (a) If sentencing a person who has been found guilty of a misdemeanor or a gross misdemeanor, sentence the person to imprisonment for a definite period of time within the maximum limit or the minimum and maximum limits prescribed by the applicable statute, taking due account of the gravity of the particular offense and of the character of the individual defendant.

      (b) If sentencing a person who has been found guilty of a felony, sentence the person to a minimum term and a maximum term of imprisonment, unless a definite term of imprisonment is required by statute.

      (c) If restitution is appropriate, set an amount of restitution for each victim of the offense and for expenses related to extradition in accordance with NRS 179.225.

      2.  At any time after a prisoner has been released on parole and has served one-half of the period of parole, or 10 consecutive years on parole in the case of a prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment, the State Board of Parole Commissioners, upon the recommendation of the Division, may petition the court of original jurisdiction requesting a modification of sentence. The Board shall give notice of the petition and hearing thereon to the Attorney General or district attorney who had jurisdiction in the original proceedings. Upon hearing the recommendation of the State Board of Parole Commissioners and good cause appearing, the court may modify the original sentence by reducing the maximum term of imprisonment but shall not make the term less than the minimum term prescribed by the applicable penal statute.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 527; A 1973, 844; 1975, 652; 1977, 414; 1987, 395; 1989, 678; 1993, 934, 1512; 1995, 551, 1248)

      NRS 176.035  Conviction of two or more offenses; concurrent and consecutive sentences. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, whenever a person is convicted of two or more offenses, and sentence has been pronounced for one offense, the court in imposing any subsequent sentence may provide that the sentences subsequently pronounced run either concurrently or consecutively with the sentence first imposed. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, if the court makes no order with reference thereto, all such subsequent sentences run concurrently.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whenever a person under sentence of imprisonment for committing a felony commits another crime constituting a felony and is sentenced to another term of imprisonment for that felony, the latter term must not begin until the expiration of all prior terms. If the person is a probationer at the time the subsequent felony is committed, the court may provide that the latter term of imprisonment run concurrently with any prior terms or portions thereof. If the person is sentenced to a term of imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole, the sentence must be executed without reference to the unexpired term of imprisonment and without reference to eligibility for parole.

      3.  Whenever a person under sentence of imprisonment commits another crime constituting a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, the court shall provide expressly whether the sentence subsequently pronounced runs concurrently or consecutively with the one first imposed.

      4.  Whenever a person under sentence of imprisonment commits another crime for which the punishment is death, the sentence must be executed without reference to the unexpired term of imprisonment.

      5.  This section does not prevent the State Board of Parole Commissioners from paroling a person under consecutive sentences of imprisonment from a current term of imprisonment to a subsequent term of imprisonment.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1432; A 1973, 181, 674; 1987, 591; 1997, 1187; 2001, 1936)

      NRS 176.035  Conviction of two or more offenses; concurrent and consecutive sentences; aggregating consecutive sentences. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, whenever a person is convicted of two or more offenses, and sentence has been pronounced for one offense, the court in imposing any subsequent sentence may provide that the sentences subsequently pronounced run either concurrently or consecutively with the sentence first imposed. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 4, if the court makes no order with reference thereto, all such subsequent sentences run concurrently. For offenses committed on or after July 1, 2014, if the court imposes the sentences to run consecutively, the court must pronounce the minimum and maximum aggregate terms of imprisonment pursuant to subsection 2, unless the defendant is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or death.

      2.  When aggregating terms of imprisonment pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) If at least one sentence imposes a maximum term of imprisonment for life with the possibility of parole, the court must aggregate the minimum terms of imprisonment to determine the minimum aggregate term of imprisonment, and the maximum aggregate term of imprisonment shall be deemed to be imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole.

      (b) If all the sentences impose a minimum and maximum term of imprisonment, the court must aggregate the minimum terms of imprisonment to determine the minimum aggregate term of imprisonment and must aggregate the maximum terms of imprisonment to determine the maximum aggregate term of imprisonment.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whenever a person under sentence of imprisonment for committing a felony commits another crime constituting a felony and is sentenced to another term of imprisonment for that felony, the latter term must not begin until the expiration of all prior terms, including the expiration of any prior aggregated terms. If the person is a probationer at the time the subsequent felony is committed, the court may provide that the latter term of imprisonment run concurrently with any prior terms or portions thereof. If the person is sentenced to a term of imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole, the sentence must be executed without reference to the unexpired term of imprisonment and without reference to eligibility for parole.

      4.  Whenever a person under sentence of imprisonment commits another crime constituting a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, the court shall provide expressly whether the sentence subsequently pronounced runs concurrently or consecutively with the one first imposed.

      5.  Whenever a person under sentence of imprisonment commits another crime for which the punishment is death, the sentence must be executed without reference to the unexpired term of imprisonment.

      6.  This section does not prevent the State Board of Parole Commissioners from paroling a person under consecutive sentences of imprisonment from a current term of imprisonment to a subsequent term of imprisonment.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1432; A 1973, 181, 674; 1987, 591; 1997, 1187; 2001, 1936; 2013, 221, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 176.045  Imposition of concurrent or consecutive sentence on person under sentence in another jurisdiction.

      1.  Whenever a person convicted of a public offense in this State is under sentence of imprisonment pronounced by another jurisdiction, federal or state, whether or not the prior sentence is for the same offense, the court in imposing any sentence for the offense committed in this State may, in its discretion, provide that such sentence shall run either concurrently or consecutively with the prior sentence.

      2.  If the court provides that the sentence shall run concurrently, and the defendant is released by the other jurisdiction prior to the expiration of the sentence imposed in this State, the defendant shall be returned to the State of Nevada to serve out the balance of such sentence, unless the defendant is eligible for parole under the provisions of chapter 213 of NRS, and the Board of Parole Commissioners directs that the defendant be released on parole as provided in that chapter.

      3.  If the court makes an order pursuant to this section, the clerk of the court shall provide the Director of the Department of Corrections with a certified copy of judgment and notification of the place of out-of-state confinement.

      4.  If the court makes no order pursuant to this section, the sentence imposed in this State shall not begin until the expiration of all prior sentences imposed by other jurisdictions.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1432; A 1973, 180; 1977, 859; 2001 Special Session, 215)

      NRS 176.055  Credit against sentence of imprisonment. [Effective through June 30, 2014.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, whenever a sentence of imprisonment in the county jail or state prison is imposed, the court may order that credit be allowed against the duration of the sentence, including any minimum term thereof prescribed by law, for the amount of time which the defendant has actually spent in confinement before conviction, unless the defendant’s confinement was pursuant to a judgment of conviction for another offense. Credit allowed pursuant to this subsection does not alter the date from which the term of imprisonment is computed.

      2.  A defendant who is convicted of a subsequent offense which was committed while the defendant was:

      (a) In custody on a prior charge is not eligible for any credit on the sentence for the subsequent offense for time the defendant has spent in confinement on the prior charge, unless the charge was dismissed or the defendant was acquitted.

      (b) Imprisoned in a county jail or state prison or on probation or parole from a Nevada conviction is not eligible for any credit on the sentence for the subsequent offense for the time the defendant has spent in confinement which is within the period of the prior sentence, regardless of whether any probation or parole has been formally revoked.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433; A 1971, 243; 1973, 161; 1981, 479)

      NRS 176.055  Credit against sentence of imprisonment. [Effective July 1, 2014.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, whenever a sentence of imprisonment in the county jail or state prison is imposed, the court may order that credit be allowed against the duration of the sentence, including any minimum term or minimum aggregate term, as applicable, thereof prescribed by law, for the amount of time which the defendant has actually spent in confinement before conviction, unless the defendant’s confinement was pursuant to a judgment of conviction for another offense. Credit allowed pursuant to this subsection does not alter the date from which the term of imprisonment is computed.

      2.  A defendant who is convicted of a subsequent offense which was committed while the defendant was:

      (a) In custody on a prior charge is not eligible for any credit on the sentence for the subsequent offense for time the defendant has spent in confinement on the prior charge, unless the charge was dismissed or the defendant was acquitted.

      (b) Imprisoned in a county jail or state prison or on probation or parole from a Nevada conviction is not eligible for any credit on the sentence for the subsequent offense for the time the defendant has spent in confinement which is within the period of the prior sentence, regardless of whether any probation or parole has been formally revoked.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433; A 1971, 243; 1973, 161; 1981, 479; 2013, 222, effective July 1, 2014)

      NRS 176.057  Effect of finding of guilty but mentally ill or acceptance of such plea.

      1.  If a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill pursuant to NRS 175.533 or the court accepts the defendant’s plea of guilty but mentally ill entered pursuant to NRS 174.035, and the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that:

      (a) The defendant is not mentally ill at the time of sentencing, the court shall impose any sentence that the court is authorized to impose upon a defendant who pleads or is found guilty of the same offense; or

      (b) The defendant is mentally ill at the time of sentencing, the court shall:

             (1) Impose any sentence that the court is authorized to impose upon a defendant who pleads or is found guilty of the same offense; and

             (2) Include in that sentence an order that the defendant, during the period of confinement or probation, be given or obtain such treatment as is medically indicated for the defendant’s mental illness.

      2.  If the sentence of a defendant includes a period of confinement at a state correctional facility, the Department of Corrections shall separate such a person from the general population of the prison and shall not return the person to that population until a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist employed by the Department finds that the person no longer requires acute mental health care. If the person is returned to the general population, the person must continue to be given or obtain such treatment as is medically indicated for the person’s mental illness.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 1413)

Administrative Assessments, Fines, Fees, Forfeitures and Community Service

      NRS 176.059  Administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, when a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a misdemeanor, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum prescribed by the following schedule as an administrative assessment and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment:

 

                    Fine                                                                                                       Assessment

$5 to $49.......................................................................................................... $30

50 to 59............................................................................................................... 45

60 to 69............................................................................................................... 50

70 to 79............................................................................................................... 55

80 to 89............................................................................................................... 60

90 to 99............................................................................................................... 65

100 to 199.......................................................................................................... 75

200 to 299.......................................................................................................... 85

300 to 399.......................................................................................................... 95

400 to 499........................................................................................................ 105

500 to 1,000.................................................................................................... 120

 

If the justice or judge sentences the defendant to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the amount of the administrative assessment that corresponds with the fine for which the defendant would have been responsible as prescribed by the schedule in this subsection.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to:

      (a) An ordinance regulating metered parking; or

      (b) An ordinance which is specifically designated as imposing a civil penalty or liability pursuant to NRS 244.3575 or 268.019.

      3.  The money collected for an administrative assessment must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the amount posted for bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed in the manner set forth in subsection 5 or 6. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment the defendant has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      4.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment to be paid in installments, the payments must be first applied to the unpaid balance of the administrative assessment. The city treasurer shall distribute partially collected administrative assessments in accordance with the requirements of subsection 5. The county treasurer shall distribute partially collected administrative assessments in accordance with the requirements of subsection 6.

      5.  The money collected for administrative assessments in municipal court must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The city treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:

      (a) Two dollars to the county treasurer for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the county’s juvenile court or for services to juvenile offenders. Any money remaining in the special account after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a juvenile court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special account.

      (b) Seven dollars for credit to a special revenue fund for the use of the municipal courts. Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the municipal general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The city treasurer shall provide, upon request by a municipal court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      (c) Five dollars to the State Controller for credit to the State General Fund.

      (d) The remainder of each assessment to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund for distribution as provided in subsection 8.

      6.  The money collected for administrative assessments in justice courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The county treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:

      (a) Two dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the county’s juvenile court or for services to juvenile offenders. Any money remaining in the special account after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a juvenile court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special account.

      (b) Seven dollars for credit to a special revenue fund for the use of the justice courts. Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a justice court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      (c) Five dollars to the State Controller for credit to the State General Fund.

      (d) The remainder of each assessment to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund for distribution as provided in subsection 8.

      7.  The money apportioned to a juvenile court, a justice court or a municipal court pursuant to this section must be used, in addition to providing services to juvenile offenders in the juvenile court, to improve the operations of the court, or to acquire appropriate advanced technology or the use of such technology, or both. Money used to improve the operations of the court may include expenditures for:

      (a) Training and education of personnel;

      (b) Acquisition of capital goods;

      (c) Management and operational studies; or

      (d) Audits.

      8.  Of the total amount deposited in the State General Fund pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 5 and paragraph (d) of subsection 6, the State Controller shall distribute the money received to the following public agencies in the following manner:

      (a) Not less than 51 percent to the Office of Court Administrator for allocation as follows:

             (1) Thirty-six and one-half percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for:

                   (I) The administration of the courts;

                   (II) The development of a uniform system for judicial records; and

                   (III) Continuing judicial education.

             (2) Forty-eight percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for the Supreme Court.

             (3) Three and one-half percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for the payment for the services of retired justices and retired district judges.

             (4) Twelve percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for the provision of specialty court programs.

      (b) Not more than 49 percent must be used to the extent of legislative authorization for the support of:

             (1) The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History;

             (2) The Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission;

             (3) The operation by the Department of Public Safety of a computerized interoperative system for information related to law enforcement;

             (4) The Fund for the Compensation of Victims of Crime;

             (5) The Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys; and

             (6) Programs within the Office of the Attorney General related to victims of domestic violence.

      9.  Any money deposited in the State General Fund pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 5 and paragraph (d) of subsection 6 that is not distributed or used pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 8 must be transferred to the uncommitted balance of the State General Fund.

      10.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Juvenile court” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 62A.180.

      (b) “Office of Court Administrator” means the Office of Court Administrator created pursuant to NRS 1.320.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 907; A 1985, 907; 1987, 1417; 1989, 1058, 1980; 1991, 1554, 2181; 1993, 604, 867; 1995, 2453; 1997, 1508; 1999, 2426; 2001, 375, 2353, 2919; 2003, 1118, 1461, 2098; 2007, 40, 1413, 1741; 2009, 979; 2010, 26th Special Session, 81)

      NRS 176.059  Administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, when a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a misdemeanor, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum prescribed by the following schedule as an administrative assessment and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment:

 

                    Fine                                                                                                       Assessment

$5 to $49.......................................................................................................... $30

50 to 59............................................................................................................... 45

60 to 69............................................................................................................... 50

70 to 79............................................................................................................... 55

80 to 89............................................................................................................... 60

90 to 99............................................................................................................... 65

100 to 199.......................................................................................................... 75

200 to 299.......................................................................................................... 85

300 to 399.......................................................................................................... 95

400 to 499........................................................................................................ 105

500 to 1,000.................................................................................................... 120

 

If the justice or judge sentences the defendant to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the amount of the administrative assessment that corresponds with the fine for which the defendant would have been responsible as prescribed by the schedule in this subsection.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to:

      (a) An ordinance regulating metered parking; or

      (b) An ordinance which is specifically designated as imposing a civil penalty or liability pursuant to NRS 244.3575 or 268.019.

      3.  The money collected for an administrative assessment must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the amount posted for bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed in the manner set forth in subsection 5 or 6. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment the defendant has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      4.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment to be paid in installments, the payments must be first applied to the unpaid balance of the administrative assessment. The city treasurer shall distribute partially collected administrative assessments in accordance with the requirements of subsection 5. The county treasurer shall distribute partially collected administrative assessments in accordance with the requirements of subsection 6.

      5.  The money collected for administrative assessments in municipal court must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The city treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:

      (a) Two dollars to the county treasurer for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the county’s juvenile court or for services to juvenile offenders. Any money remaining in the special account after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a juvenile court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special account.

      (b) Seven dollars for credit to a special revenue fund for the use of the municipal courts. Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the municipal general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The city treasurer shall provide, upon request by a municipal court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      (c) Five dollars to the State Controller for credit to the State General Fund.

      (d) The remainder of each assessment to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund for distribution as provided in subsection 8.

      6.  The money collected for administrative assessments in justice courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The county treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:

      (a) Two dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the county’s juvenile court or for services to juvenile offenders. Any money remaining in the special account after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a juvenile court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special account.

      (b) Seven dollars for credit to a special revenue fund for the use of the justice courts. Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 2 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund if it has not been committed for expenditure. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a justice court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      (c) Five dollars to the State Controller for credit to the State General Fund.

      (d) The remainder of each assessment to the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund for distribution as provided in subsection 8.

      7.  The money apportioned to a juvenile court, a justice court or a municipal court pursuant to this section must be used, in addition to providing services to juvenile offenders in the juvenile court, to improve the operations of the court, or to acquire appropriate advanced technology or the use of such technology, or both. Money used to improve the operations of the court may include expenditures for:

      (a) Training and education of personnel;

      (b) Acquisition of capital goods;

      (c) Management and operational studies; or

      (d) Audits.

      8.  Of the total amount deposited in the State General Fund pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 5 and paragraph (d) of subsection 6, the State Controller shall distribute the money received to the following public agencies in the following manner:

      (a) Not less than 51 percent to the Office of Court Administrator for allocation as follows:

             (1) Thirty-six and one-half percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for:

                   (I) The administration of the courts;

                   (II) The development of a uniform system for judicial records; and

                   (III) Continuing judicial education.

             (2) Forty-eight percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for the Supreme Court.

             (3) Three and one-half percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for the payment for the services of retired justices, retired judges of the Court of Appeals and retired district judges.

             (4) Twelve percent of the amount distributed to the Office of Court Administrator for the provision of specialty court programs.

      (b) Not more than 49 percent must be used to the extent of legislative authorization for the support of:

             (1) The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History;

             (2) The Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission;

             (3) The operation by the Department of Public Safety of a computerized interoperative system for information related to law enforcement;

             (4) The Fund for the Compensation of Victims of Crime;

             (5) The Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys; and

             (6) Programs within the Office of the Attorney General related to victims of domestic violence.

      9.  Any money deposited in the State General Fund pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 5 and paragraph (d) of subsection 6 that is not distributed or used pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 8 must be transferred to the uncommitted balance of the State General Fund.

      10.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Juvenile court” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 62A.180.

      (b) “Office of Court Administrator” means the Office of Court Administrator created pursuant to NRS 1.320.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 907; A 1985, 907; 1987, 1417; 1989, 1058, 1980; 1991, 1554, 2181; 1993, 604, 867; 1995, 2453; 1997, 1508; 1999, 2426; 2001, 375, 2353, 2919; 2003, 1118, 1461, 2098; 2007, 40, 1413, 1741; 2009, 979; 2010, 26th Special Session, 81; 2013, 1753, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

      NRS 176.0611  Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  A county or a city, upon recommendation of the appropriate court, may, by ordinance, authorize the justices or judges of the justice or municipal courts within its jurisdiction to impose for not longer than 50 years, in addition to the administrative assessments imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059, 176.0613 and 176.0623, an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, in any jurisdiction in which an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities has been authorized, when a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a misdemeanor, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum of $10 as an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment. If the justice or judge sentences the defendant to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the administrative assessment required pursuant to this subsection.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 2 do not apply to:

      (a) An ordinance regulating metered parking; or

      (b) An ordinance that is specifically designated as imposing a civil penalty or liability pursuant to NRS 244.3575 or 268.019.

      4.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for such an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the amount posted for bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed in the manner set forth in subsection 6 or 7. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment the defendant has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      5.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities to be paid in installments, the payments must be applied in the following order:

      (a) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059;

      (b) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities pursuant to this section;

      (c) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs pursuant to NRS 176.0613;

      (d) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis pursuant to NRS 176.0623;

      (e) To pay the unpaid balance of the specialty courts fee pursuant to NRS 484C.515; and

      (f) To pay the fine.

      6.  The money collected for administrative assessments for the provision of court facilities in municipal courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The city treasurer shall deposit the money received in a special revenue fund. The city may use the money in the special revenue fund only to:

      (a) Acquire land on which to construct additional facilities for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts.

      (b) Construct or acquire additional facilities for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts.

      (c) Renovate or remodel existing facilities for the municipal courts.

      (d) Acquire furniture, fixtures and equipment necessitated by the construction or acquisition of additional facilities or the renovation of an existing facility for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts. This paragraph does not authorize the expenditure of money from the fund for furniture, fixtures or equipment for judicial chambers.

      (e) Acquire advanced technology for use in the additional or renovated facilities.

      (f) Pay debt service on any bonds issued pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 350.020 for the acquisition of land or facilities or the construction or renovation of facilities for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts.

Ę Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 5 fiscal years must be deposited in the municipal general fund for the continued maintenance of court facilities if it has not been committed for expenditure pursuant to a plan for the construction or acquisition of court facilities or improvements to court facilities. The city treasurer shall provide, upon request by a municipal court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      7.  The money collected for administrative assessments for the provision of court facilities in justice courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The county treasurer shall deposit the money received to a special revenue fund. The county may use the money in the special revenue fund only to:

      (a) Acquire land on which to construct additional facilities for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts.

      (b) Construct or acquire additional facilities for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts.

      (c) Renovate or remodel existing facilities for the justice courts.

      (d) Acquire furniture, fixtures and equipment necessitated by the construction or acquisition of additional facilities or the renovation of an existing facility for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts. This paragraph does not authorize the expenditure of money from the fund for furniture, fixtures or equipment for judicial chambers.

      (e) Acquire advanced technology for use in the additional or renovated facilities.

      (f) Pay debt service on any bonds issued pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 350.020 for the acquisition of land or facilities or the construction or renovation of facilities for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts.

Ę Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 5 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund for the continued maintenance of court facilities if it has not been committed for expenditure pursuant to a plan for the construction or acquisition of court facilities or improvements to court facilities. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a justice court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      8.  If money collected pursuant to this section is to be used to acquire land on which to construct a regional justice center, to construct a regional justice center or to pay debt service on bonds issued for these purposes, the county and the participating cities shall, by interlocal agreement, determine such issues as the size of the regional justice center, the manner in which the center will be used and the apportionment of fiscal responsibility for the center.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1024; A 1995, 2482; 1997, 140; 2003, 526, 1463, 2100; 2007, 1416; 2013, 1988, 3683)

      NRS 176.0611  Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective July 1, 2015.]

      1.  A county or a city, upon recommendation of the appropriate court, may, by ordinance, authorize the justices or judges of the justice or municipal courts within its jurisdiction to impose for not longer than 50 years, in addition to the administrative assessments imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059, 176.0613 and 176.0623, an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, in any jurisdiction in which an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities has been authorized, when a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a misdemeanor, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum of $10 as an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment. If the justice or judge sentences the defendant to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the administrative assessment required pursuant to this subsection.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 2 do not apply to:

      (a) An ordinance regulating metered parking; or

      (b) An ordinance that is specifically designated as imposing a civil penalty or liability pursuant to NRS 244.3575 or 268.019.

      4.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for such an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the amount posted for bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed in the manner set forth in subsection 6 or 7. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment the defendant has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      5.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities to be paid in installments, the payments must be applied in the following order:

      (a) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059;

      (b) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities pursuant to this section;

      (c) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs pursuant to NRS 176.0613;

      (d) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis pursuant to NRS 176.0623; and

      (e) To pay the fine.

      6.  The money collected for administrative assessments for the provision of court facilities in municipal courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The city treasurer shall deposit the money received in a special revenue fund. The city may use the money in the special revenue fund only to:

      (a) Acquire land on which to construct additional facilities for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts.

      (b) Construct or acquire additional facilities for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts.

      (c) Renovate or remodel existing facilities for the municipal courts.

      (d) Acquire furniture, fixtures and equipment necessitated by the construction or acquisition of additional facilities or the renovation of an existing facility for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts. This paragraph does not authorize the expenditure of money from the fund for furniture, fixtures or equipment for judicial chambers.

      (e) Acquire advanced technology for use in the additional or renovated facilities.

      (f) Pay debt service on any bonds issued pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 350.020 for the acquisition of land or facilities or the construction or renovation of facilities for the municipal courts or a regional justice center that includes the municipal courts.

Ę Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 5 fiscal years must be deposited in the municipal general fund for the continued maintenance of court facilities if it has not been committed for expenditure pursuant to a plan for the construction or acquisition of court facilities or improvements to court facilities. The city treasurer shall provide, upon request by a municipal court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      7.  The money collected for administrative assessments for the provision of court facilities in justice courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The county treasurer shall deposit the money received to a special revenue fund. The county may use the money in the special revenue fund only to:

      (a) Acquire land on which to construct additional facilities for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts.

      (b) Construct or acquire additional facilities for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts.

      (c) Renovate or remodel existing facilities for the justice courts.

      (d) Acquire furniture, fixtures and equipment necessitated by the construction or acquisition of additional facilities or the renovation of an existing facility for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts. This paragraph does not authorize the expenditure of money from the fund for furniture, fixtures or equipment for judicial chambers.

      (e) Acquire advanced technology for use in the additional or renovated facilities.

      (f) Pay debt service on any bonds issued pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 350.020 for the acquisition of land or facilities or the construction or renovation of facilities for the justice courts or a regional justice center that includes the justice courts.

Ę Any money remaining in the special revenue fund after 5 fiscal years must be deposited in the county general fund for the continued maintenance of court facilities if it has not been committed for expenditure pursuant to a plan for the construction or acquisition of court facilities or improvements to court facilities. The county treasurer shall provide, upon request by a justice court, monthly reports of the revenue credited to and expenditures made from the special revenue fund.

      8.  If money collected pursuant to this section is to be used to acquire land on which to construct a regional justice center, to construct a regional justice center or to pay debt service on bonds issued for these purposes, the county and the participating cities shall, by interlocal agreement, determine such issues as the size of the regional justice center, the manner in which the center will be used and the apportionment of fiscal responsibility for the center.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1024; A 1995, 2482; 1997, 140; 2003, 526, 1463, 2100; 2007, 1416; 2013, 1064, 1988, 3683, effective July 1, 2015)

      NRS 176.0613  Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  The justices or judges of the justice or municipal courts shall impose, in addition to an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059, 176.0611 and 176.0623, an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, when a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a misdemeanor, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum of $7 as an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment. If a defendant is sentenced to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the sentence must include the administrative assessment required pursuant to this subsection.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 2 do not apply to:

      (a) An ordinance regulating metered parking; or

      (b) An ordinance which is specifically designated as imposing a civil penalty or liability pursuant to NRS 244.3575 or 268.019.

      4.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for such an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed pursuant to subsection 6 or 7. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment the defendant has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      5.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs to be paid in installments, the payments must be applied in the following order:

      (a) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059;

      (b) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities pursuant to NRS 176.0611;

      (c) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs; and

      (d) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis pursuant to NRS 176.0623;

      (e) To pay the unpaid balance of the specialty courts fee pursuant to NRS 484C.515; and

      (f) To pay the fine.

      6.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs in municipal court must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. On or before the 15th day of that month, the city treasurer shall deposit the money received for each administrative assessment with the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund administered by the Office of Court Administrator.

      7.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs in justice courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. On or before the 15th day of that month, the county treasurer shall deposit the money received for each administrative assessment with the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund administered by the Office of Court Administrator.

      8.  The Office of Court Administrator shall allocate the money credited to the State General Fund pursuant to subsections 6 and 7 to courts to assist with the funding or establishment of specialty court programs.

      9.  Money that is apportioned to a court from administrative assessments for the provision of specialty court programs must be used by the court to:

      (a) Pay for the treatment and testing of persons who participate in the program; and

      (b) Improve the operations of the specialty court program by any combination of:

             (1) Acquiring necessary capital goods;

             (2) Providing for personnel to staff and oversee the specialty court program;

             (3) Providing training and education to personnel;

             (4) Studying the management and operation of the program;

             (5) Conducting audits of the program;

             (6) Supplementing the funds used to pay for judges to oversee a specialty court program; or

             (7) Acquiring or using appropriate technology.

      10.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Office of Court Administrator” means the Office of Court Administrator created pursuant to NRS 1.320; and

      (b) “Specialty court program” means a program established by a court to facilitate testing, treatment and oversight of certain persons over whom the court has jurisdiction and who the court has determined suffer from a mental illness or abuses alcohol or drugs. Such a program includes, without limitation, a program established pursuant to NRS 176A.250, 176A.280 or 453.580.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2096; A 2007, 1418; 2009, 101; 2013, 1990, 3686)

      NRS 176.0613  Additional administrative assessment for misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective July 1, 2015.]

      1.  The justices or judges of the justice or municipal courts shall impose, in addition to an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059, 176.0611 and 176.0623, an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, when a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a misdemeanor, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, the justice or judge shall include in the sentence the sum of $7 as an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment. If a defendant is sentenced to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the sentence must include the administrative assessment required pursuant to this subsection.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 2 do not apply to:

      (a) An ordinance regulating metered parking; or

      (b) An ordinance which is specifically designated as imposing a civil penalty or liability pursuant to NRS 244.3575 or 268.019.

      4.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for such an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed pursuant to subsection 6 or 7. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment the defendant has paid and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      5.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs to be paid in installments, the payments must be applied in the following order:

      (a) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059;

      (b) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities pursuant to NRS 176.0611;

      (c) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs;

      (d) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis pursuant to NRS 176.0623; and

      (e) To pay the fine.

      6.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs in municipal court must be paid by the clerk of the court to the city treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. On or before the 15th day of that month, the city treasurer shall deposit the money received for each administrative assessment with the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund administered by the Office of Court Administrator.

      7.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs in justice courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. On or before the 15th day of that month, the county treasurer shall deposit the money received for each administrative assessment with the State Controller for credit to a special account in the State General Fund administered by the Office of Court Administrator.

      8.  The Office of Court Administrator shall allocate the money credited to the State General Fund pursuant to subsections 6 and 7 to courts to assist with the funding or establishment of specialty court programs.

      9.  Money that is apportioned to a court from administrative assessments for the provision of specialty court programs must be used by the court to:

      (a) Pay for the treatment and testing of persons who participate in the program; and

      (b) Improve the operations of the specialty court program by any combination of:

             (1) Acquiring necessary capital goods;

             (2) Providing for personnel to staff and oversee the specialty court program;

             (3) Providing training and education to personnel;

             (4) Studying the management and operation of the program;

             (5) Conducting audits of the program;

             (6) Supplementing the funds used to pay for judges to oversee a specialty court program; or

             (7) Acquiring or using appropriate technology.

      10.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Office of Court Administrator” means the Office of Court Administrator created pursuant to NRS 1.320; and

      (b) “Specialty court program” means a program established by a court to facilitate testing, treatment and oversight of certain persons over whom the court has jurisdiction and who the court has determined suffer from a mental illness or abuses alcohol or drugs. Such a program includes, without limitation, a program established pursuant to NRS 176A.250, 176A.280 or 453.580.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2096; A 2007, 1418; 2009, 101; 2013, 1066, 1990, 3686, effective July 1, 2015)

      NRS 176.062  Administrative assessment for felony or gross misdemeanor: Collection; distribution; limitations on use.

      1.  When a defendant pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a felony or gross misdemeanor, the judge shall include in the sentence the sum of $25 as an administrative assessment and render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment.

      2.  The money collected for an administrative assessment:

      (a) Must not be deducted from any fine imposed by the judge;

      (b) Must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine; and

      (c) Must be stated separately on the court’s docket.

      3.  The money collected for administrative assessments in district courts must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month. The county treasurer shall distribute, on or before the 15th day of that month, the money received in the following amounts for each assessment received:

      (a) Five dollars for credit to a special account in the county general fund for the use of the district court.

      (b) The remainder of each assessment to the State Controller.

      4.  The State Controller shall credit the money received pursuant to subsection 3 to a special account for the assistance of criminal justice in the State General Fund, and distribute the money from the account to the Attorney General as authorized by the Legislature. Any amount received in excess of the amount authorized by the Legislature for distribution must remain in the account.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 846; A 1991, 1153; 1995, 2455; 2001, 2921; 2003, 1465; 2007, 1420)

      NRS 176.0623  Additional administrative assessment for felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  In addition to any other administrative assessment imposed, when a defendant pleads guilty, is found guilty or enters a plea of nolo contendere to a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, on or after July 1, 2013, the justice or judge of the justice, municipal or district court, as applicable, shall include in the sentence the sum of $3 as an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis and shall render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment. If a defendant is sentenced to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the sentence must include the administrative assessment required pursuant to this subsection.

      2.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for such an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed pursuant to subsection 4. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible, and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment he or she has paid, and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      3.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment for the provision of genetic marker analysis to be paid in installments, the payments must be applied in the following order:

      (a) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059;

      (b) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities pursuant to NRS 176.0611;

      (c) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs pursuant to NRS 176.0613;

      (d) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis pursuant to this section;

      (e) To pay the unpaid balance of the specialty courts fee pursuant to NRS 484C.515; and

      (f) To pay the fine.

      4.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of genetic marker analysis must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month for credit to the fund for genetic marker analysis pursuant to NRS 176.0915.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1062)

      NRS 176.0623  Additional administrative assessment for felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor: Authorization; collection; distribution; limitations on use. [Effective July 1, 2015.]

      1.  In addition to any other administrative assessment imposed, when a defendant pleads guilty, is found guilty or enters a plea of nolo contendere to a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony, including the violation of any municipal ordinance, on or after July 1, 2013, the justice or judge of the justice, municipal or district court, as applicable, shall include in the sentence the sum of $3 as an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis and shall render a judgment against the defendant for the assessment. If a defendant is sentenced to perform community service in lieu of a fine, the sentence must include the administrative assessment required pursuant to this subsection.

      2.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis must not be deducted from the fine imposed by the justice or judge but must be taxed against the defendant in addition to the fine. The money collected for such an administrative assessment must be stated separately on the court’s docket and must be included in the amount posted for bail. If bail is forfeited, the administrative assessment included in the bail pursuant to this subsection must be disbursed pursuant to subsection 4. If the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, the money deposited with the court must be returned to the defendant. If the justice or judge cancels a fine because the fine has been determined to be uncollectible, any balance of the fine and the administrative assessment remaining unpaid shall be deemed to be uncollectible, and the defendant is not required to pay it. If a fine is determined to be uncollectible, the defendant is not entitled to a refund of the fine or administrative assessment he or she has paid, and the justice or judge shall not recalculate the administrative assessment.

      3.  If the justice or judge permits the fine and administrative assessment for the provision of genetic marker analysis to be paid in installments, the payments must be applied in the following order:

      (a) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment imposed pursuant to NRS 176.059;

      (b) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of court facilities pursuant to NRS 176.0611;

      (c) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for the provision of specialty court programs pursuant to NRS 176.0613;

      (d) To pay the unpaid balance of an administrative assessment for obtaining a biological specimen and conducting a genetic marker analysis pursuant to this section; and

      (e) To pay the fine.

      4.  The money collected for an administrative assessment for the provision of genetic marker analysis must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month for credit to the fund for genetic marker analysis pursuant to NRS 176.0915.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1062, effective July 1, 2015)

      NRS 176.0625  Administrative assessment, fine or fee for felony or gross misdemeanor: Collection by certain entities.

      1.  If a fine, administrative assessment or fee is imposed pursuant to this chapter upon a defendant who pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a felony or gross misdemeanor, the district court entering the judgment of conviction shall forward to the county treasurer or other office assigned by the county to make collections the information necessary to collect the fine, administrative assessment or fee. The county treasurer or other office assigned by the county to make collections is responsible for such collection efforts and has the authority to collect the fine, administrative assessment or fee.

      2.  If the county treasurer or other office assigned by the county to make collections is unable to collect the fine, administrative assessment or fee after 60 days, the county treasurer may assign to the Office of the State Controller the responsibility for collection of the fine, administrative assessment or fee through a cooperative agreement pursuant to NRS 353.650, so long as the Office of the State Controller is willing and able to make such collection efforts.

      3.  If the county treasurer and the Office of the State Controller enter into a cooperative agreement pursuant to NRS 353.650, the county treasurer or other county office assigned by the county to make collections shall forward to the Office of the State Controller the necessary information. For the purposes of this section, the information necessary to collect the fine, administrative assessment or fee shall be considered and limited to:

      (a) The name of the defendant;

      (b) The date of birth of the defendant;

      (c) The social security number of the defendant;

      (d) The last known address of the defendant; and

      (e) The nature and the amount of money owed by the defendant.

      4.  If the Office of the State Controller is successful in collecting the fine, administrative assessment or fee, the money collected must be returned to the originating county, minus the costs and fees actually incurred in collecting the fine, administrative assessment or fee pursuant to NRS 176.0635.

      5.  Any money collected pursuant to subsection 4 must be deposited in the State Treasury, pursuant to NRS 176.265.

      6.  Any record created pursuant to subsection 3 that contains personal identifying information shall not be considered a public record pursuant to NRS 239.010 and must be treated pursuant to NRS 239.0105.

      7.  Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the entity responsible for collecting the fine, administrative assessment or fee pursuant to this section has the authority to compromise the amount to be collected for the purpose of satisfying the judgment.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 909)

      NRS 176.063  Administrative assessment, fine or fee for felony or gross misdemeanor: Court must advise defendant regarding lien.  If a district court imposes a fine, administrative assessment or fee upon a defendant who pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of a felony or gross misdemeanor, the district court judge shall advise the defendant at the time of sentencing that:

      1.  The judgment constitutes a lien, pursuant to NRS 176.275; and

      2.  If the defendant does not satisfy the lien, collection efforts may be undertaken against the defendant pursuant to the laws of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 910)

      NRS 176.0635  Administrative assessment, fine or fee for felony or gross misdemeanor: Additional costs and fees for collection.

      1.  A defendant who pleads guilty or guilty but mentally ill or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill who owes a fine, administrative assessment or fee, pursuant to NRS 176.0625, must be assessed by and pay to the county treasurer or other office assigned by the county to make collections the following costs and fees if the county treasurer or other office assigned by the county to make collections is successful in collecting the fine, administrative assessment or fee:

      (a) The costs and fees actually incurred in collecting the fine, administrative assessment or fee; and

      (b) A fee payable to the county treasurer in the amount of 2 percent of the amount of the fine, administrative assessment or fee assigned to the county treasurer or other office assigned by the county to make collections.

      2.  The total amount of the costs and fees required to be collected pursuant to subsection 1 must not exceed 35 percent of the amount of the fine, administrative assessment or fee or $50,000, whichever is less.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 910)

      NRS 176.064  Collection fee for unpaid administrative assessment, fine, fee or restitution; use of collection agency; report to credit agencies; civil judgment; attachment or garnishment; suspension of driver’s license; imprisonment.

      1.  If a fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution is imposed upon a defendant pursuant to this chapter, whether or not the fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution is in addition to any other punishment, and the fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution or any part of it remains unpaid after the time established by the court for its payment, the defendant is liable for a collection fee, to be imposed by the court at the time it finds that the fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution is delinquent, of:

      (a) Not more than $100, if the amount of the delinquency is less than $2,000.

      (b) Not more than $500, if the amount of the delinquency is $2,000 or greater, but is less than $5,000.

      (c) Ten percent of the amount of the delinquency, if the amount of the delinquency is $5,000 or greater.

      2.  A state or local entity that is responsible for collecting a delinquent fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution may, in addition to attempting to collect the fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution through any other lawful means, take any or all of the following actions:

      (a) Report the delinquency to reporting agencies that assemble or evaluate information concerning credit.

      (b) Request that the court take appropriate action pursuant to subsection 3.

      (c) Contract with a collection agency licensed pursuant to NRS 649.075 to collect the delinquent amount and the collection fee. The collection agency must be paid as compensation for its services an amount not greater than the amount of the collection fee imposed pursuant to subsection 1, in accordance with the provisions of the contract.

      3.  The court may, on its own motion or at the request of a state or local entity that is responsible for collecting the delinquent fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution, take any or all of the following actions, in the following order of priority if practicable:

      (a) Enter a civil judgment for the amount due in favor of the state or local entity that is responsible for collecting the delinquent fine, administrative assessment, fee or restitution. A civil judgment entered pursuant to this paragraph may be enforced and renewed in the manner provided by law for the enforcement and renewal of a judgment for money rendered in a civil action. If the court has entered a civil judgment pursuant to this paragraph and the person against whom the judgment is entered is not indigent and has not satisfied the judgment within the time established by the court, the person may be dealt with as for contempt of court.

      (b) Request that a prosecuting attorney undertake collection of the delinquency, including, without limitation, the original amount of the civil judgment entered pursuant to paragraph (a) and the collection fee, by attachment or garnishment of the defendant’s property, wages or other money receivable.

      (c) Order the suspension of the driver’s license of the defendant. If the defendant does not possess a driver’s license, the court may prohibit the defendant from applying for a driver’s license for a specified period. If the defendant is already the subject of a court order suspending or delaying the issuance of the defendant’s driver’s license, the court may order the additional suspension or delay, as appropriate, to apply consecutively with the previous order. At the time the court issues an order suspending the driver’s license of a defendant pursuant to this paragraph, the court shall require the defendant to surrender to the court all driver’s licenses then held by the defendant. The court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the Department of Motor Vehicles the licenses, together with a copy of the order. At the time the court issues an order pursuant to this paragraph delaying the ability of a defendant to apply for a driver’s license, the court shall, within 5 days after issuing the order, forward to the Department of Motor Vehicles a copy of the order. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall report a suspension pursuant to this paragraph to an insurance company or its agent inquiring about the defendant’s driving record, but such a suspension must not be considered for the purpose of rating or underwriting.

      (d) For a delinquent fine or administrative assessment, order the confinement of the person in the appropriate prison, jail or detention facility, as provided in NRS 176.065 and 176.075.

      4.  Money collected from a collection fee imposed pursuant to subsection 1 must be distributed in the following manner:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d), if the money is collected by or on behalf of a municipal court, the money must be deposited in a special fund in the appropriate city treasury. The city may use the money in the fund only to develop and implement a program for the collection of fines, administrative assessments, fees and restitution and to hire additional personnel necessary for the success of such a program.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d), if the money is collected by or on behalf of a justice court or district court, the money must be deposited in a special fund in the appropriate county treasury. The county may use the money in the special fund only to:

             (1) Develop and implement a program for the collection of fines, administrative assessments, fees and restitution and to hire additional personnel necessary for the success of such a program; or

             (2) Improve the operations of a court by providing funding for:

                   (I) A civil law self-help center; or

                   (II) Court security personnel and equipment for a regional justice center that includes the justice courts of that county.

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d), if the money is collected by a state entity, the money must be deposited in an account, which is hereby created in the State Treasury. The Court Administrator may use the money in the account only to develop and implement a program for the collection of fines, administrative assessments, fees and restitution in this State and to hire additional personnel necessary for the success of such a program.

      (d) If the money is collected by a collection agency, after the collection agency has been paid its fee pursuant to the terms of the contract, any remaining money must be deposited in the state, city or county treasury, whichever is appropriate, to be used only for the purposes set forth in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 899; A 1999, 425; 2001, 2569; 2013, 530)

      NRS 176.065  Rate of additional imprisonment in default of administrative assessment, fine or forfeiture.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, when a person is sentenced to both fine and imprisonment, or to pay a forfeiture in addition to imprisonment, the court may, pursuant to NRS 62B.420 or 176.064, order that the person be confined in the state prison, the city or county jail or a detention facility, whichever is designated in the person’s sentence of imprisonment, for an additional period of 1 day for each $75 of the amount until the administrative assessment and the fine or forfeiture are satisfied or the maximum term of imprisonment prescribed by law for the offense committed has elapsed, whichever is earlier, but the person’s eligibility for parole is governed only by the person’s sentence of imprisonment.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to indigent persons.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433; A 1973, 32; 1983, 434, 908; 1989, 1178; 1997, 901; 2013, 532)

      NRS 176.075  Rate of imprisonment in default of administrative assessment, fine or forfeiture.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, when a person is sentenced to pay a fine or forfeiture without an accompanying sentence of imprisonment, the court may, pursuant to NRS 62B.420 or 176.064, order that the person be confined in the city or county jail or detention facility for a period of not more than 1 day for each $75 of the amount until the administrative assessment and the fine or forfeiture are satisfied.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not apply to indigent persons.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433; A 1983, 434, 908; 1989, 1178; 1997, 901; 2013, 532)

      NRS 176.085  Reduction of excessive fine or administrative assessment; payment in installments.  Whenever, after a fine and administrative assessment have been imposed but before they have been discharged by payment or confinement, it is made to appear to the judge or justice imposing the fine or administrative assessment or his or her successor:

      1.  That the fine or administrative assessment is excessive in relation to the financial resources of the defendant, the judge or justice or his or her successor may reduce the fine accordingly.

      2.  That the discharge of the fine or administrative assessment is not within the defendant’s present financial ability to pay, the judge or justice or his or her successor may direct that the fine be paid in installments.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433; A 1973, 388; 1983, 908)

      NRS 176.087  Imposition of community service as punishment or condition of probation.

      1.  Except where the imposition of a specific criminal penalty is mandatory, a court may order a convicted person to perform supervised community service:

      (a) In lieu of all or a part of any fine or imprisonment that may be imposed for the commission of a misdemeanor; or

      (b) As a condition of probation granted for another offense.

      2.  The community service must be performed for and under the supervising authority of a county, city, town or other political subdivision or agency of the State of Nevada or a charitable organization that renders service to the community or its residents.

      3.  The court may require the convicted person to deposit with the court a reasonable sum of money to pay for the cost of policies of insurance against liability for personal injury and damage to property or for industrial insurance, or both, during those periods in which the person performs the community service, unless, in the case of industrial insurance, it is provided by the authority for which the person performs the community service.

      4.  The following conditions apply to any such community service imposed by the court:

      (a) The court must fix the period of community service that is imposed as punishment or a condition of probation and distribute the period over weekends or over other appropriate times that will allow the convicted person to continue employment and to care for the person’s family. The period of community service fixed by the court must not exceed, for a:

             (1) Misdemeanor, 200 hours;

             (2) Gross misdemeanor, 600 hours; or

             (3) Felony, 1,000 hours.

      (b) A supervising authority listed in subsection 2 must agree to accept the convicted person for community service before the court may require the convicted person to perform community service for that supervising authority. The supervising authority must be located in or be the town or city of the convicted person’s residence or, if that placement is not possible, one located within the jurisdiction of the court or, if that placement is not possible, the authority may be located outside the jurisdiction of the court.

      (c) Community service that a court requires pursuant to this section must be supervised by an official of the supervising authority or by a person designated by the authority.

      (d) The court may require the supervising authority to report periodically to the court or to a probation officer the convicted person’s performance in carrying out the punishment or condition of probation.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 486; A 1991, 1930; 1997, 33; 2001 Special Session, 133)

Preservation of Biological Evidence and Genetic Marker Analysis

      NRS 176.0911  Definitions.  As used in NRS 176.0911 to 176.0919, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 176.09111 to 176.09119, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1668; A 2001, 3032; 2009, 1846; 2013, 1068)

      NRS 176.09111  “Agency of criminal justice” defined.  “Agency of criminal justice” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179A.030.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1056)

      NRS 176.09112  “Biological specimen” defined.  “Biological specimen” means a biological sample, tissue, fluid or other bodily sample suitable for genetic marker analysis, obtained from a person or from physical evidence.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1056)

      NRS 176.09113  “CODIS” defined.  “CODIS” means the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Combined DNA Index System that allows for the storage and exchange of DNA records submitted by federal, state and local forensic DNA laboratories. The term includes the National DNA Index System administered and operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1056)

      NRS 176.09114  “DNA” defined.  “DNA” means deoxyribonucleic acid which is located in the cells of a person and which provides the genetic blueprint of a person.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.09115  “DNA profile” defined.  “DNA profile” means the genetic constitution of a person at defined locations in the DNA of the person.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.09116  “DNA record” defined.  “DNA record” means a database record, stored in the State DNA Database or CODIS, that includes the DNA profile of a person and data required to manage the record, including, without limitation, the identity of the agency submitting the database record, the identification number of the biological specimen and the names of personnel who conducted the genetic marker analysis.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.09117  “Forensic laboratory” defined.  “Forensic laboratory” means any laboratory designated pursuant to NRS 176.0917.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.09118  “Genetic marker analysis” defined.  “Genetic marker analysis” means the analytical testing process of a biological specimen that results in a DNA profile.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.09119  “State DNA Database” defined.  “State DNA Database” means the database established pursuant to NRS 176.09121.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.0912  Biological evidence secured in connection with investigation or prosecution; required preservation.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, upon the conviction of a defendant for a category A or B felony, an agency of criminal justice that has in its possession or custody any biological evidence secured in connection with the investigation or prosecution of the defendant shall preserve such evidence until the expiration of any sentence imposed on the defendant.

      2.  Biological evidence subject to the requirements of this section may be consumed for testing upon notice to the defendant.

      3.  An agency of criminal justice may establish procedures for:

      (a) Retaining probative samples of biological evidence subject to the requirements of this section; and

      (b) Disposing of bulk evidence that does not affect the suitability of such probative samples for testing.

      4.  The provisions of this section must not be construed to restrict or limit an agency of criminal justice from establishing procedures for the retention, preservation and disposal of biological evidence secured in connection with other criminal cases.

      5.  As used in this section, “biological evidence” means any semen, blood, saliva, hair, skin tissue or other identified biological material removed from physical evidence.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 1845; A 2013, 1068)

      NRS 176.09121  State DNA Database: Establishment; duties.

      1.  The State DNA Database is hereby established to serve as this State’s repository for DNA records and to provide DNA records to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      2.  The Forensic Science Division of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office shall oversee, manage and administer the State DNA Database and shall:

      (a) Implement policies for the management and administration of the State DNA Database, including, without limitation, any system for the identification of DNA profiles and DNA records that is necessary to support agencies of criminal justice.

      (b) Adopt policies and protocols and enter into any necessary agreements to implement the provisions of NRS 176.0911 to 176.0919, inclusive.

      (c) Ensure that all searches of the State DNA Database are performed in accordance with state and federal law.

      (d) Act as a liaison between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other state agencies of criminal justice relating to this State’s participation in CODIS.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.09123  Collection of biological specimen from persons arrested for felony; submission to forensic laboratory; identifying information submitted to Central Repository; genetic marker analysis; creation of DNA profile; information included in criminal history record.

      1.  If a person is arrested for a felony pursuant to a warrant, the law enforcement agency making the arrest shall:

      (a) Submit the name, date of birth, fingerprints and any other information identifying the person to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History;

      (b) Upon booking the person into a city or county jail or detention facility, and before the person is released from custody, obtain a biological specimen from the person, through a cheek swab, pursuant to the provisions of this section; and

      (c) Submit the biological specimen to the appropriate forensic laboratory for genetic marker analysis in accordance with the provisions of this section.

      2.  If a person is arrested for a felony without a warrant, the law enforcement agency making the arrest shall:

      (a) Submit the name, date of birth, fingerprints and any other information identifying the person to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History;

      (b) Upon booking the person into a city or county jail or detention facility, and before the person is released from custody, obtain a biological specimen from the person, through a cheek swab, pursuant to the provisions of this section;

      (c) Submit the biological specimen to the appropriate forensic laboratory for genetic marker analysis in accordance with the provisions of this section after receiving notice that a court or magistrate has determined that probable cause existed for the person’s arrest; and

      (d) If a court or magistrate determines that probable cause did not exist for the person’s arrest, destroy the biological specimen within 5 business days after receiving notice of the determination by the court or magistrate.

      3.  A law enforcement agency shall not knowingly obtain a biological specimen from a person who has previously submitted such a specimen for an arrest or conviction of a prior offense unless the law enforcement agency or a court or magistrate determines that an additional specimen is necessary.

      4.  If a law enforcement agency has not already obtained a biological specimen from a person arrested for an offense for which a biological specimen must be obtained pursuant to this section at the time a court or magistrate sets bail or considers releasing a person on his or her own recognizance, the court or magistrate shall:

      (a) Require the person to provide a biological specimen as a condition of being admitted to bail or released on his or her own recognizance; and

      (b) Require the biological specimen to be provided to the appropriate forensic laboratory.

      5.  The Attorney General or a district attorney may petition a district court for an order requiring a person arrested for an offense for which a biological specimen must be obtained pursuant to this section to provide a biological specimen:

      (a) Through a cheek swab; or

      (b) By alternative means, if the person will not cooperate.

Ę Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prevent the collection of a biological specimen by order of a court of competent jurisdiction or the collection of a biological specimen from a person who is required to provide such a specimen pursuant to this section.

      6.  Upon receipt of a biological specimen, the forensic laboratory shall proceed with a genetic marker analysis. If the forensic laboratory determines that the biological specimen is inadequate or otherwise unusable, the law enforcement agency may obtain an additional biological specimen from the person arrested unless the person arrested is eligible to request destruction of the biological specimen and purging of his or her DNA profile or DNA record pursuant to this section.

      7.  Upon completion of a genetic marker analysis of a person pursuant to this section, the forensic laboratory shall inform the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History that the forensic laboratory has created a DNA profile of the person and will be submitting the DNA profile of the person for inclusion in the State DNA Database and CODIS. The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History shall include an indication on the criminal history record of the person regarding the collection of a biological specimen and the creation of a DNA profile, but may not include, in its records, any other information relating to the biological specimen, DNA profile or DNA record of the person.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1058)

      NRS 176.09125  Destruction of biological specimen and purging of DNA record: Grounds; written request; duties of Central Repository, forensic laboratory and State DNA Database.

      1.  A person whose record of criminal history indicates the collection of a biological specimen and whose DNA profile and DNA record have been included in the State DNA Database and CODIS pursuant to NRS 176.09123 may make a written request to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History, using the form created pursuant to NRS 176.09165, that the biological specimen be destroyed and the DNA profile and DNA record be purged from the forensic laboratory, the State DNA Database and CODIS on the grounds that:

      (a) The conviction on which the authority for keeping the biological specimen or the DNA profile or DNA record has been reversed and the case dismissed; or

      (b) The arrest which led to the inclusion of the biological specimen or the DNA profile or DNA record:

             (1) Has resulted in a felony charge that has been resolved by a dismissal, the successful completion of a preprosecution diversion program, a conditional discharge, an acquittal or an agreement entered into by a prosecuting attorney and a defendant in which the defendant, in exchange for a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere, receives a charge other than a felony; or

             (2) Has not resulted in any additional criminal charge for a felony within 3 years after the date of the arrest.

      2.  Within 6 weeks after receiving a written request pursuant to subsection 1, the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History shall forward the request and all supporting documentation to the forensic laboratory holding the biological specimen. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, upon receipt of the written request, the forensic laboratory shall destroy any biological specimen from the person and purge the DNA profile of the person if the written request is accompanied by:

      (a) A certified copy of the court order reversing and dismissing the conviction; or

      (b) For any biological specimen obtained pursuant to an arrest for which a biological specimen must be provided pursuant to NRS 176.09123:

             (1) A certified copy of the dismissal, the successful completion of a preprosecution diversion program, a conditional discharge, an acquittal or the agreement entered into by the prosecuting attorney and the defendant in which the defendant, in exchange for a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere, received a charge other than a felony; or

             (2) A sworn affidavit from the law enforcement agency which submitted the biological specimen that no felony charges arising from the arrest have been filed within 3 years after the date of the arrest.

      3.  The forensic laboratory shall not destroy a biological specimen or purge the DNA profile of a person if the forensic laboratory is notified by a law enforcement agency that the person has a prior felony, a new felony arrest or a pending felony charge for which collection of a biological specimen is authorized pursuant to NRS 176.09123.

      4.  If a forensic laboratory:

      (a) Determines that the requirements to destroy a biological specimen or purge a DNA profile or DNA record of a person have not been met, the forensic laboratory shall notify the Central Repository of Nevada Records of Criminal History of that fact. The Central Repository shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, notify the person that his or her request has been denied.

      (b) Destroys a biological specimen and purges a DNA profile pursuant to this section, the forensic laboratory shall take the following actions:

             (1) Notify the State DNA Database that the DNA profile and DNA record of the person must be purged from the State DNA Database and from CODIS. Upon receipt of such notification, the DNA profile and DNA record of the person must be purged from the State DNA Database and CODIS.

             (2) Notify the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History that the forensic laboratory has destroyed the biological specimen and purged the DNA profile of the person and has notified the State DNA Database that the DNA profile and DNA record of the person must be purged from the State DNA Database and CODIS. Upon receipt of such notification, the Central Repository shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, notify the person that his or her request has been granted, his or her biological specimen has been destroyed by the forensic laboratory and his or her DNA profile and DNA record have been purged from the forensic laboratory, the State DNA Database and CODIS.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1058)

      NRS 176.09127  Payment of costs for obtaining biological specimen, destroying biological specimen and purging DNA record.  Any cost that is incurred to obtain a biological specimen from a person pursuant to NRS 176.09123 or to destroy a biological specimen or to purge a DNA profile or DNA record from a forensic laboratory, the State DNA Database or CODIS pursuant to NRS 176.09125:

      1.  Is a charge against the county in which the person was arrested; and

      2.  Must be paid as provided in NRS 176.0915.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1058)

      NRS 176.09129  Storage and maintenance of biological specimen, DNA profile, DNA record and information; release of information; confidentiality; penalty for unauthorized disclosure of information.

      1.  The biological specimen, DNA profile, DNA record and any other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person must, at all times, be stored and maintained in the forensic laboratory, State DNA Database or CODIS, as applicable, and may only be made available in accordance with the provisions of this section. The biological specimen, DNA profile, DNA record, other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person and all computer software used by the forensic laboratory and the State DNA Database for the State DNA Database and for CODIS are confidential and are not public books or records within the meaning of NRS 239.010.

      2.  If any information related to a biological specimen, DNA profile or DNA record contained in CODIS is requested, the forensic laboratory shall comply with all applicable provisions of federal law and all applicable statutes and regulations governing the release of such information. All requests for any such information must be directed through the casework CODIS administrator of the forensic laboratory. To minimize duplication in the collection of a biological specimen and the conducting of a genetic marker analysis, a forensic laboratory may make information available to any agency of criminal justice to verify whether a biological specimen has been collected from a person and a genetic marker analysis has been conducted.

      3.  Except as otherwise authorized by this section or NRS 176.09123, 176.09125 or 176.09127, by federal law or by another specific statute, a biological specimen obtained pursuant to NRS 176.09123, a DNA profile, a DNA record and any other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person must not be shared with or disclosed to any person other than the authorized personnel who have possession and control of the biological specimen, DNA profile, DNA record or other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person, except pursuant to:

      (a) A court order; or

      (b) A request from a law enforcement agency during the course of an investigation.

Ę A person who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1058)

      NRS 176.0913  Biological specimen to be obtained from certain defendants; identifying information submitted to Central Repository; genetic marker analysis; release of information; costs.

      1.  If a defendant is convicted of an offense listed in subsection 4:

      (a) The name, social security number, date of birth, fingerprints and any other information identifying the defendant must be submitted to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History; and

      (b) Unless a biological specimen was previously obtained upon arrest pursuant to NRS 176.09123, a biological specimen must be obtained from the defendant pursuant to the provisions of this section and the specimen must be used for a genetic marker analysis. If a biological specimen was previously obtained upon arrest pursuant to NRS 176.09123, the court shall notify the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History, who in turn shall notify the appropriate forensic laboratory.

      2.  If the defendant is committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Corrections shall arrange for the biological specimen to be obtained from the defendant. The Department of Corrections shall provide the specimen to the forensic laboratory that has been designated by the county in which the defendant was convicted to conduct or oversee genetic marker analysis for the county pursuant to NRS 176.0917.

      3.  If the defendant is not committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections, the Division shall arrange for the biological specimen to be obtained from the defendant. The Division shall provide the specimen to the forensic laboratory that has been designated by the county in which the defendant was convicted to conduct or oversee genetic marker analysis for the county pursuant to NRS 176.0917. Any cost that is incurred to obtain a biological specimen from a defendant pursuant to this subsection is a charge against the county in which the defendant was convicted and must be paid as provided in NRS 176.0915.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, the provisions of subsection 1 apply to a defendant who is convicted of:

      (a) A felony;

      (b) A crime against a child as defined in NRS 179D.0357;

      (c) A sexual offense as defined in NRS 179D.097;

      (d) Abuse or neglect of an older person or a vulnerable person pursuant to NRS 200.5099;

      (e) A second or subsequent offense for stalking pursuant to NRS 200.575;

      (f) An attempt or conspiracy to commit an offense listed in paragraphs (a) to (e), inclusive;

      (g) Failing to register with a local law enforcement agency as a convicted person as required pursuant to NRS 179C.100, if the defendant previously was:

             (1) Convicted in this State of committing an offense listed in paragraph (a), (d), (e) or (f); or

             (2) Convicted in another jurisdiction of committing an offense that would constitute an offense listed in paragraph (a), (d), (e) or (f) if committed in this State;

      (h) Failing to register with a local law enforcement agency after being convicted of a crime against a child as required pursuant to NRS 179D.450; or

      (i) Failing to register with a local law enforcement agency after being convicted of a sexual offense as required pursuant to NRS 179D.450.

      5.  If it is determined that a defendant’s biological specimen has previously been submitted for conviction of a prior offense, an additional sample is not required.

      6.  Except as otherwise authorized by federal law or by specific statute, a biological specimen obtained pursuant to this section, the DNA profile, the DNA record and any other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person must not be shared with or disclosed to any person other than the authorized personnel who have possession and control of the biological specimen, the DNA profile, the DNA record or other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person, except pursuant to:

      (a) A court order; or

      (b) A request from a law enforcement agency during the course of an investigation.

      7.  A person who violates any provision of subsection 6 is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 376; A 1995, 414; 1997, 1669; 2001, 1852, 3032, 3037; 2001 Special Session, 215; 2003, 289, 2684; 2005, 1115; 2007, 749, 2745; 2009, 80; 2013, 1068)

      NRS 176.0915  Fee for obtaining biological specimen and for analysis; inclusion in sentence; creation of county fund; use of money in fund.

      1.  If a biological specimen is obtained from a person pursuant to NRS 176.09123 or 176.0913, and the person is convicted of the offense for which the biological specimen was obtained, the court, in addition to any other penalty, shall order the person, to the extent of the person’s financial ability, to pay the sum of $150 as a fee for obtaining the specimen and for conducting the genetic marker analysis. The fee:

      (a) Must be stated separately in the judgment of the court or on the docket of the court;

      (b) Must be collected from the person before or at the same time that any fine imposed by the court is collected from the person; and

      (c) Must not be deducted from any fine imposed by the court.

      2.  All money that is collected pursuant to subsection 1 must be paid by the clerk of the court to the county treasurer on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding month.

      3.  The board of county commissioners of each county shall by ordinance create in the county treasury a fund to be designated as the fund for genetic marker analysis. The county treasurer shall deposit money that is collected pursuant to subsection 2 in the fund for genetic marker analysis. The money must be accounted for separately within the fund.

      4.  Each month, the county treasurer shall use the money deposited in the fund for genetic marker analysis to pay for the actual amount charged to the county for obtaining a biological specimen from a person pursuant to NRS 176.09123 or 176.0913.

      5.  The board of county commissioners of each county may apply for and accept grants, gifts, donations, bequests or devises which the board of county commissioners shall deposit with the county treasurer for credit to the fund for genetic marker analysis.

      6.  If money remains in the fund after the county treasurer makes the payments required by subsection 4, the county treasurer shall pay the remaining money each month to the forensic laboratory that is designated by the county pursuant to NRS 176.0917 to conduct or oversee genetic marker analysis for the county. A forensic laboratory that receives money pursuant to this subsection shall use the money to cover any expense related to genetic marker analysis.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1668; A 2001, 3033; 2009, 82; 2013, 1070)

      NRS 176.0916  Biological specimen to be obtained from certain probationers and parolees; release of information; penalty; fee for obtaining and analyzing specimen; identifying information submitted to Central Repository; creation of Fund for Genetic Marker Analysis; use of money in Fund.

      1.  If the Division is supervising a probationer or parolee pursuant to an interstate compact and the probationer or parolee is or has been convicted in another jurisdiction of violating a law that prohibits the same or similar conduct as an offense listed in subsection 4 of NRS 176.0913, unless a biological specimen was previously obtained upon arrest pursuant to NRS 176.09123, the Division shall arrange for a biological specimen to be obtained from the probationer or parolee.

      2.  After a biological specimen is obtained from a probationer or parolee pursuant to this section, the Division shall:

      (a) Provide the biological specimen to the forensic laboratory that has been designated by the county in which the probationer or parolee is residing to conduct or oversee genetic marker analysis for the county pursuant to NRS 176.0917; and

      (b) Submit the name, social security number, date of birth, fingerprints and any other information identifying the probationer or parolee to the Central Repository.

      3.  Except as otherwise authorized by federal law or by specific statute, a biological specimen obtained pursuant to this section, the DNA profile, the DNA record and any other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person must not be shared with or disclosed to any person other than the authorized personnel who have possession and control of the biological specimen, the DNA profile, the DNA record or other information identifying or matching a biological specimen with a person, except pursuant to:

      (a) A court order; or

      (b) A request from a law enforcement agency during the course of an investigation.

      4.  A person who violates any provision of subsection 3 is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      5.  A probationer or parolee, to the extent of his or her financial ability, shall pay the sum of $150 to the Division as a fee for obtaining the biological specimen and for conducting the genetic marker analysis. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, the fee required pursuant to this subsection must be collected from a probationer or parolee at the time the biological specimen is obtained from the probationer or parolee.

      6.  A probationer or parolee may arrange to make monthly payments of the fee required pursuant to subsection 5. If such arrangements are made, the Division shall provide a probationer or parolee with a monthly statement that specifies the date on which the next payment is due.

      7.  Any unpaid balance for a fee required pursuant to subsection 5 is a charge against the Division.

      8.  The Division shall deposit money that is collected pursuant to this section in the Fund for Genetic Marker Analysis, which is hereby created in the State General Fund. The money deposited in the Fund for Genetic Marker Analysis must be used to pay for the actual amount charged to the Division for obtaining biological specimens from probationers and parolees, and for conducting genetic marker analysis of the biological specimens.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 3032; A 2007, 750; 2013, 1070)

      NRS 176.09165  Establishment of standard form concerning use and destruction of biological specimen and purging of DNA record; law enforcement to provide form to person in certain circumstances.

      1.  The Department of Public Safety shall establish a standard form for use by every law enforcement agency in this State that:

      (a) Sets forth the authorized use of a biological specimen pursuant to NRS 176.0911 to 176.0919, inclusive.

      (b) Identifies the circumstances and process under which a person may have his or her biological specimen destroyed and his or her DNA profile or DNA record purged from the forensic laboratory, the State DNA Database and CODIS.

      (c) May be completed and submitted to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History by a person to request that his or her biological specimen be destroyed and his or her DNA profile or DNA record be purged from the forensic laboratory, the State DNA Database and CODIS.

      2.  A law enforcement agency shall provide the form to a person:

      (a) Before obtaining a biological specimen;

      (b) Upon release from custody if the person has submitted a biological specimen; or

      (c) At the request of the person, if the person believes that he or she is eligible to have his or her biological specimen destroyed and his or her DNA profile or DNA record purged from the forensic laboratory, the State DNA Database and CODIS.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1061)

      NRS 176.0917  County to designate forensic laboratory to conduct or oversee analysis; criteria.

      1.  The board of county commissioners of each county shall designate a forensic laboratory to conduct or oversee for the county any genetic marker analysis that is required pursuant to NRS 176.09123, 176.0913 or 176.0916.

      2.  The forensic laboratory designated by the board of county commissioners pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) Must be operated by this State or one of its political subdivisions; and

      (b) Must satisfy or exceed the standards for quality assurance that are established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for participation in CODIS.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1668; A 2001, 3034; 2013, 1071)

      NRS 176.09173  Powers and duties of forensic laboratory; prohibited use of biological specimen, DNA profile and DNA record.

      1.  A forensic laboratory shall:

      (a) Prescribe protocols and procedures for the collection, submission, identification, genetic marker analysis, storage, maintenance, uploading and disposition of biological specimens, DNA profiles and DNA records.

      (b) Securely upload DNA records to the State DNA Database.

      (c) Acquire and maintain computer hardware and software necessary to store, maintain and upload DNA profiles and DNA records relating to:

             (1) Crime scene evidence and forensic casework;

             (2) Persons arrested for a felony and persons convicted of an offense listed in subsection 4 of NRS 176.0913 who are required to provide a biological specimen;

             (3) Persons required to register as sex offenders pursuant to NRS 179D.445, 179D.460 or 179D.480;

             (4) Unidentified persons or body parts;

             (5) Missing persons;

             (6) Relatives of missing persons;

             (7) Anonymous DNA profiles used for forensic validation, forensic protocol development, quality control purposes or establishment of a population statistics database for use by criminal justice agencies; and

             (8) Voluntarily submitted DNA profiles.

      2.  A forensic laboratory may:

      (a) Use all or part of the remainder of any biological specimen stored in the forensic laboratory for:

             (1) Retesting to confirm or update the original genetic marker analysis; or

             (2) Quality control testing of new forensic methods for genetic marker analysis, provided that no personal identifying information is included.

      (b) Contract with providers of services to perform a genetic marker analysis or to carry out functions on behalf of the forensic laboratory. Any provider of services who contracts with a forensic laboratory to perform a genetic marker analysis or to carry out functions on behalf of the forensic laboratory is subject to the same restrictions and requirements as the forensic laboratory.

      3.  A forensic laboratory shall not use any biological specimen, DNA profile or DNA record for the purpose of identification of any medical or genetic disorder.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1057)

      NRS 176.09177  Limitation on civil and criminal liability for acts relating to collection of biological specimen.  Any person authorized to collect a biological specimen pursuant to NRS 176.0911 to 176.0919, inclusive, may not be held civilly or criminally liable for any act relating to the collection of a biological specimen if the person performed that act in good faith and in a reasonable manner.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1063)

      NRS 176.0918  Petition requesting genetic marker analysis by person convicted of felony; procedure; notice to victim.

      1.  A person convicted of a felony who otherwise meets the requirements of this section may file a postconviction petition requesting a genetic marker analysis of evidence within the possession or custody of the State which may contain genetic marker information relating to the investigation or prosecution that resulted in the judgment of conviction. If the case involves a sentence of death, the petition must include, without limitation, the date scheduled for the execution, if it has been scheduled.

      2.  Such a petition must be filed with the clerk of the district court for the county in which the petitioner was convicted on a form prescribed by the Department of Corrections. A copy of the petition must be served by registered mail upon:

      (a) The Attorney General; and

      (b) The district attorney in the county in which the petitioner was convicted.

      3.  A petition filed pursuant to this section must be accompanied by a declaration under penalty of perjury attesting that the information contained in the petition does not contain any material misrepresentation of fact and that the petitioner has a good faith basis relying on particular facts for the request. The petition must include, without limitation:

      (a) Information identifying specific evidence either known or believed to be in the possession or custody of the State that can be subject to genetic marker analysis;

      (b) The rationale for why a reasonable possibility exists that the petitioner would not have been prosecuted or convicted if exculpatory results had been obtained through a genetic marker analysis of the evidence identified in paragraph (a);

      (c) An identification of the type of genetic marker analysis the petitioner is requesting to be conducted on the evidence identified in paragraph (a);

      (d) If applicable, the results of all prior genetic marker analysis performed on evidence in the trial which resulted in the petitioner’s conviction; and

      (e) A statement that the type of genetic marker analysis the petitioner is requesting was not available at the time of trial or, if it was available, that the failure to request genetic marker analysis before the petitioner was convicted was not a result of a strategic or tactical decision as part of the representation of the petitioner at the trial.

      4.  If a petition is filed pursuant to this section, the court may:

      (a) Enter an order dismissing the petition without a hearing if the court determines, based on the information contained in the petition, that the petitioner does not meet the requirements set forth in this section;

      (b) After determining whether the petitioner is indigent pursuant to NRS 171.188 and whether counsel was appointed in the case which resulted in the conviction, appoint counsel for the limited purpose of reviewing, supplementing and presenting the petition to the court; or

      (c) Schedule a hearing on the petition. If the court schedules a hearing on the petition, the court shall determine which person or agency has possession or custody of the evidence and shall immediately issue an order requiring, during the pendency of the proceeding, each person or agency in possession or custody of the evidence to:

             (1) Preserve all evidence within the possession or custody of the person or agency that may be subjected to genetic marker analysis pursuant to this section;

             (2) Within 90 days, prepare an inventory of all evidence relevant to the claims in the petition within the possession or custody of the person or agency that may be subjected to genetic marker analysis pursuant to this section; and

             (3) Within 90 days, submit a copy of the inventory to the petitioner, the prosecuting attorney and the court.

      5.  Within 90 days after the inventory of all evidence is prepared pursuant to subsection 4, the prosecuting attorney may file a written response to the petition with the court.

      6.  If the court holds a hearing on a petition filed pursuant to this section, the hearing must be presided over by the judge who conducted the trial that resulted in the conviction of the petitioner, unless that judge is unavailable. Any evidence presented at the hearing by affidavit must be served on the opposing party at least 15 days before the hearing.

      7.  If a petitioner files a petition pursuant to this section, the court schedules a hearing on the petition and a victim of the crime for which the petitioner was convicted has requested notice pursuant to NRS 178.5698, the district attorney in the county in which the petitioner was convicted shall provide to the victim notice of:

      (a) The fact that the petitioner filed a petition pursuant to this section;

      (b) The time and place of the hearing scheduled by the court as a result of the petition; and

      (c) The outcome of any hearing on the petition.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1892; A 2009, 1197; 2013, 1409)—(Part substituted in revision by NRS 176.09183 and 176.09187)

      NRS 176.09183  Grounds for granting or dismissing petition; appeal. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  The court shall order a genetic marker analysis, after considering the information contained in the petition pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 176.0918 and any other evidence, if the court finds that:

      (a) A reasonable possibility exists that the petitioner would not have been prosecuted or convicted if exculpatory results had been obtained through a genetic marker analysis of the evidence identified in the petition;

      (b) The evidence to be analyzed exists; and

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the evidence was not previously subjected to a genetic marker analysis.

      2.  If the evidence was previously subjected to a genetic marker analysis, the court shall order a genetic marker analysis pursuant to subsection 1 if the court finds that:

      (a) The result of the previous analysis was inconclusive;

      (b) The evidence was not subjected to the type of analysis that is now requested and the requested analysis may resolve an issue not resolved by the previous analysis; or

      (c) The requested analysis would provide results that are significantly more accurate and probative of the identity of the perpetrator than the previous analysis.

      3.  If the court orders a genetic marker analysis pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, the court shall:

      (a) Order the analysis to be conducted promptly under reasonable conditions designed to protect the interest of the State and the petitioner in the integrity of the evidence and the analysis process.

      (b) Select a forensic laboratory to conduct or oversee the analysis. The forensic laboratory selected by the court must:

             (1) Be operated by this state or one of its political subdivisions, when possible; and

             (2) Satisfy the standards for quality assurance that are established for forensic laboratories by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      (c) Order the forensic laboratory selected pursuant to paragraph (b) to perform a genetic marker analysis of evidence. The analysis to be performed and evidence to be analyzed must:

             (1) Be specified in the order; and

             (2) Include such analysis, testing and comparison of genetic marker information contained in the evidence and the genetic marker information of the petitioner as the court determines appropriate under the circumstances.

      (d) Order the production of any reports that are prepared by a forensic laboratory in connection with the analysis and any data and notes upon which the report is based.

      (e) Order the preservation of evidence used in a genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 for purposes of a subsequent proceeding or analysis, if any.

      (f) Order the results of the genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 to be sent to the State Board of Parole Commissioners if the results of the genetic marker analysis are not favorable to the petitioner.

      4.  If the court orders a genetic marker analysis pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, the State may appeal to the Supreme Court within 30 days after the notice of the entry of the order by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the district court.

      5.  The court shall enter an order dismissing a petition filed pursuant to NRS 176.0918 if:

      (a) The requirements for ordering a genetic marker analysis pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 are not satisfied; or

      (b) The results of a genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 are not favorable to the petitioner.

      6.  If the court enters an order dismissing a petition filed pursuant to NRS 176.0918, the person aggrieved by the order may appeal to the Supreme Court within 30 days after the notice of the entry of the order by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the district court.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1892; A 2009, 1197; 2013, 1409)—(Substituted in revision for part of NRS 176.0918)

      NRS 176.09183  Grounds for granting or dismissing petition; appeal. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  The court shall order a genetic marker analysis, after considering the information contained in the petition pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 176.0918 and any other evidence, if the court finds that:

      (a) A reasonable possibility exists that the petitioner would not have been prosecuted or convicted if exculpatory results had been obtained through a genetic marker analysis of the evidence identified in the petition;

      (b) The evidence to be analyzed exists; and

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the evidence was not previously subjected to a genetic marker analysis.

      2.  If the evidence was previously subjected to a genetic marker analysis, the court shall order a genetic marker analysis pursuant to subsection 1 if the court finds that:

      (a) The result of the previous analysis was inconclusive;

      (b) The evidence was not subjected to the type of analysis that is now requested and the requested analysis may resolve an issue not resolved by the previous analysis; or

      (c) The requested analysis would provide results that are significantly more accurate and probative of the identity of the perpetrator than the previous analysis.

      3.  If the court orders a genetic marker analysis pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, the court shall:

      (a) Order the analysis to be conducted promptly under reasonable conditions designed to protect the interest of the State and the petitioner in the integrity of the evidence and the analysis process.

      (b) Select a forensic laboratory to conduct or oversee the analysis. The forensic laboratory selected by the court must:

             (1) Be operated by this state or one of its political subdivisions, when possible; and

             (2) Satisfy the standards for quality assurance that are established for forensic laboratories by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      (c) Order the forensic laboratory selected pursuant to paragraph (b) to perform a genetic marker analysis of evidence. The analysis to be performed and evidence to be analyzed must:

             (1) Be specified in the order; and

             (2) Include such analysis, testing and comparison of genetic marker information contained in the evidence and the genetic marker information of the petitioner as the court determines appropriate under the circumstances.

      (d) Order the production of any reports that are prepared by a forensic laboratory in connection with the analysis and any data and notes upon which the report is based.

      (e) Order the preservation of evidence used in a genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 for purposes of a subsequent proceeding or analysis, if any.

      (f) Order the results of the genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 to be sent to the State Board of Parole Commissioners if the results of the genetic marker analysis are not favorable to the petitioner.

      4.  If the court orders a genetic marker analysis pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, the State may appeal to the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to the rules fixed by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution within 30 days after the notice of the entry of the order by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the district court.

      5.  The court shall enter an order dismissing a petition filed pursuant to NRS 176.0918 if:

      (a) The requirements for ordering a genetic marker analysis pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 are not satisfied; or

      (b) The results of a genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09187 are not favorable to the petitioner.

      6.  If the court enters an order dismissing a petition filed pursuant to NRS 176.0918, the person aggrieved by the order may appeal to the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to the rules fixed by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution within 30 days after the notice of the entry of the order by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the district court.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1892; A 2009, 1197; 2013, 1409, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)—(Substituted in revision for part of NRS 176.0918)

      NRS 176.09187  Genetic marker analysis: Motion for new trial authorized when results favorable to petitioner; petitioner deemed to consent to submission, release and use of certain information; costs; remedy not exclusive.

      1.  If the results of a genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09183 are favorable to the petitioner:

      (a) The petitioner may bring a motion for a new trial based on the ground of newly discovered evidence pursuant to NRS 176.515; and

      (b) The restriction on the time for filing the motion set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 176.515 is not applicable.

      2.  For the purposes of a genetic marker analysis pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09183, a person who files a petition pursuant to NRS 176.0918 shall be deemed to consent to the:

      (a) Submission of a biological specimen by the petitioner to determine genetic marker information; and

      (b) Release and use of genetic marker information concerning the petitioner.

      3.  The petitioner shall pay the cost of a genetic marker analysis performed pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09183, unless the petitioner is incarcerated at the time the petitioner files the petition, found to be indigent pursuant to NRS 171.188 and the results of the genetic marker analysis are favorable to the petitioner. If the petitioner is not required to pay the cost of the analysis pursuant to this subsection, the expense of an analysis ordered pursuant to this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09183 is a charge against the Department of Corrections and must be paid upon approval by the Board of State Prison Commissioners as other claims against the State are paid.

      4.  The remedy provided by this section and NRS 176.0918 and 176.09183 is in addition to, is not a substitute for and is not exclusive of any other remedy, right of action or proceeding available to a person convicted of a crime.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1892; A 2009, 1197; 2013, 1409)—(Substituted in revision for part of NRS 176.0918)

      NRS 176.0919  Execution stayed pending results of genetic marker analysis.

      1.  After a judge grants a petition requesting a genetic marker analysis pursuant to NRS 176.0918, 176.09183 and 176.09187, if the case involves a sentence of death and a judge determines that the genetic marker analysis cannot be completed before the date of the execution of the petitioner, the judge shall stay the execution of the judgment of death pending the results of the analysis.

      2.  If the case involves a sentence of death and the results of an analysis ordered and conducted pursuant to NRS 176.0918, 176.09183 and 176.09187 are not favorable to the petitioner:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), the Director of the Department of Corrections shall, in due course, execute the judgment of death.

      (b) If the judgment of death has been stayed pursuant to subsection 1, the judge shall cause a certified copy of the order staying the execution of the judgment and a certified copy of the report of genetic marker analysis that indicates results which are not favorable to the petitioner to be immediately forwarded by the clerk of the court to the district attorney. Upon receipt, the district attorney shall pursue the issuance of a new warrant of execution of the judgment of death in the manner provided in NRS 176.495.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1894; A 2009, 1200)

Sex Offenders and Offenders Convicted of a Crime Against a Child

      NRS 176.0921  Definitions.  As used in NRS 176.0921 to 176.0927, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 176.0922 to 176.0925, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1666)

      NRS 176.0922  “Central Repository” defined.  “Central Repository” means the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1666)

      NRS 176.0923  “Crime against a child” defined.  “Crime against a child” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.0357.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1666; A 2007, 2746)

      NRS 176.0924  “Record of registration” defined.  “Record of registration” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.070.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1666)

      NRS 176.0925  “Sexual offense” defined.  “Sexual offense” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.097.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1666; A 2007, 2746)

      NRS 176.0926  Crime against child: Notice of conviction to Central Repository; defendant to be informed of duty to register; effect of failure to inform.

      1.  If a defendant is convicted of a crime against a child, the court shall, following the imposition of a sentence:

      (a) Notify the Central Repository of the conviction of the defendant, so the Central Repository may carry out the provisions for registration of the defendant pursuant to NRS 179D.450.

      (b) Inform the defendant of the requirements for registration, including, but not limited to:

             (1) The duty to register initially pursuant to NRS 179D.445;

             (2) The duty to register in this State during any period in which the defendant is a resident of this State or a nonresident who is a student or worker within this State and the time within which the defendant is required to register pursuant to NRS 179D.450;

             (3) The duty to register in any other jurisdiction, including, without limitation, any jurisdiction outside the United States, during any period in which the defendant is a resident of the other jurisdiction or a nonresident who is a student or worker within the other jurisdiction;

             (4) If the defendant moves from this State to another jurisdiction, including, without limitation, any jurisdiction outside the United States, the duty to register with the appropriate law enforcement agency in the other jurisdiction;

             (5) The duty to notify the local law enforcement agency in whose jurisdiction the defendant formerly resided, in person or in writing, if the defendant changes the address at which the defendant resides, including if the defendant moves from this State to another jurisdiction, including, without limitation, any jurisdiction outside the United States, or changes the primary address at which the defendant is a student or worker; and

             (6) The duty to notify immediately the appropriate local law enforcement agency if the defendant is, expects to be or becomes enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of enrollment at an institution of higher education or if the defendant is, expects to be or becomes a worker at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of the defendant’s work at an institution of higher education.

      (c) Require the defendant to read and sign a form stating that the requirements for registration have been explained and that the defendant understands the requirements for registration.

      2.  The failure to provide the defendant with the information or confirmation form required by paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 1 does not affect the duty of the defendant to register and to comply with all other provisions for registration pursuant to NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1666; A 1999, 1284; 2001, 2050; 2003, 564; 2005, 2860; 2007, 2746, 3245)

      NRS 176.0927  Sexual offense: Notice of conviction to Central Repository; defendant to be informed of duty to register; effect of failure to inform.

      1.  If a defendant is convicted of a sexual offense, the court shall, following the imposition of a sentence:

      (a) Notify the Central Repository of the conviction of the defendant, so the Central Repository may carry out the provisions for registration of the defendant pursuant to NRS 179D.450.

      (b) Inform the defendant of the requirements for registration, including, without limitation:

             (1) The duty to register initially pursuant to NRS 179D.445;

             (2) The duty to register in this State during any period in which the defendant is a resident of this State or a nonresident who is a student or worker within this State and the time within which the defendant is required to register pursuant to NRS 179D.460;

             (3) The duty to register in any other jurisdiction during any period in which the defendant is a resident of the other jurisdiction or a nonresident who is a student or worker within the other jurisdiction;

             (4) If the defendant moves from this State to another jurisdiction, the duty to register with the appropriate law enforcement agency in the other jurisdiction;

             (5) The duty to notify the local law enforcement agency in whose jurisdiction the defendant formerly resided, in person or in writing, if the defendant changes the address at which the defendant resides, including if the defendant moves from this State to another jurisdiction, or changes the primary address at which the defendant is a student or worker; and

             (6) The duty to notify immediately the appropriate local law enforcement agency if the defendant is, expects to be or becomes enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of enrollment at an institution of higher education or if the defendant is, expects to be or becomes a worker at an institution of higher education or changes the date of commencement or termination of the defendant’s work at an institution of higher education.

      (c) Require the defendant to read and sign a form stating that the requirements for registration have been explained and that the defendant understands the requirements for registration.

      2.  The failure to provide the defendant with the information or confirmation form required by paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 1 does not affect the duty of the defendant to register and to comply with all other provisions for registration pursuant to NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1667; A 1999, 1285; 2001, 2051; 2003, 565; 2005, 2861; 2007, 2747)

Lifetime Supervision

      NRS 176.0931  Special sentence for sex offenders; petition for release from lifetime supervision.

      1.  If a defendant is convicted of a sexual offense, the court shall include in sentencing, in addition to any other penalties provided by law, a special sentence of lifetime supervision.

      2.  The special sentence of lifetime supervision commences after any period of probation or any term of imprisonment and any period of release on parole.

      3.  A person sentenced to lifetime supervision may petition the sentencing court or the State Board of Parole Commissioners for release from lifetime supervision. The sentencing court or the Board shall grant a petition for release from a special sentence of lifetime supervision if:

      (a) The person has complied with the requirements of the provisions of NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive;

      (b) The person has not been convicted of an offense that poses a threat to the safety or well-being of others for an interval of at least 10 consecutive years after the person’s last conviction or release from incarceration, whichever occurs later; and

      (c) The person is not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others, as determined by a person professionally qualified to conduct psychosexual evaluations, if released from lifetime supervision.

      4.  A person who is released from lifetime supervision pursuant to the provisions of subsection 3 remains subject to the provisions for registration as a sex offender and to the provisions for community notification, unless the person is otherwise relieved from the operation of those provisions pursuant to the provisions of NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Offense that poses a threat to the safety or well-being of others” includes, without limitation:

             (1) An offense that involves:

                   (I) A victim less than 18 years of age;

                   (II) A crime against a child as defined in NRS 179D.0357;

                   (III) A sexual offense as defined in NRS 179D.097;

                   (IV) A deadly weapon, explosives or a firearm;

                   (V) The use or threatened use of force or violence;

                   (VI) Physical or mental abuse;

                   (VII) Death or bodily injury;

                   (VIII) An act of domestic violence;

                   (IX) Harassment, stalking, threats of any kind or other similar acts;

                   (X) The forcible or unlawful entry of a home, building, structure, vehicle or other real or personal property; or

                   (XI) The infliction or threatened infliction of damage or injury, in whole or in part, to real or personal property.

             (2) Any offense listed in subparagraph (1) that is committed in this State or another jurisdiction, including, without limitation, an offense prosecuted in:

                   (I) A tribal court.

                   (II) A court of the United States or the Armed Forces of the United States.

      (b) “Person professionally qualified to conduct psychosexual evaluations” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 176.133.

      (c) “Sexual offense” means:

             (1) A violation of NRS 200.366, subsection 4 of NRS 200.400, NRS 200.710, 200.720, subsection 2 of NRS 200.730, NRS 201.180, 201.230 or 201.450 or paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection 4 or paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection 5 of NRS 201.560;

             (2) An attempt to commit an offense listed in subparagraph (1); or

             (3) An act of murder in the first or second degree, kidnapping in the first or second degree, false imprisonment, burglary or invasion of the home if the act is determined to be sexually motivated at a hearing conducted pursuant to NRS 175.547.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 414; A 1997, 1671; 2001, 2789; 2003, 1381; 2005, 2862; 2007, 2748; 2013, 1160)

Miscellaneous Provisions

      NRS 176.095  State Board of Parole Commissioners may direct release of state prisoner on parole.  The State Board of Parole Commissioners may direct that any prisoner confined in the state prison, or confined in another jurisdiction as provided in NRS 176.045, shall be released on parole as provided in chapter 213 of NRS, if eligible for parole under the provisions of such chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433; A 1973, 180)

      NRS 176.105  Judgment in criminal action generally.

      1.  If a defendant is found guilty and is sentenced as provided by law, the judgment of conviction must set forth:

      (a) The plea;

      (b) The verdict or finding;

      (c) The adjudication and sentence, including the date of the sentence, any term of imprisonment, the amount and terms of any fine, restitution or administrative assessment, a reference to the statute under which the defendant is sentenced and, if necessary to determine eligibility for parole, the applicable provision of the statute; and

      (d) The exact amount of credit granted for time spent in confinement before conviction, if any.

      2.  If the defendant is found not guilty, or for any other reason is entitled to be discharged, judgment must be entered accordingly.

      3.  The judgment must be signed by the judge and entered by the clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433; A 1973, 161; 1979, 1124; 1989, 938; 1993, 78; 1997, 905)

      NRS 176.115  Judgment against complainant for malicious prosecution when defendant not found guilty; costs; enforcement of judgment.

      1.  In all cases of criminal prosecution where the defendant is not found guilty, the court may require the complainant, if it appears that the prosecution was malicious or without probable cause, to pay the costs of the action, or to give security to pay the same within 30 days.

      2.  If the complainant does not comply with the order of the court, judgment may be entered against the complainant for the amount thereof.

      3.  Such judgments may be enforced and appealed from in the same manner as those rendered in civil actions.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433)

      NRS 176.125  Entry of judgment of conviction; what papers constitute record of action.  When judgment upon a conviction is rendered, the clerk shall, within 5 days, annex together and file the following papers, which shall constitute the record of the action:

      1.  A copy of the minutes of any challenge which may have been interposed by the defendant to the panel of the grand jury, or to any individual grand juror, and the proceedings thereon.

      2.  The indictment or information and a copy of the minutes of the plea.

      3.  A copy of the minutes of any challenge which may have been interposed to any juror, and the proceedings thereon.

      4.  A copy of the minutes of the trial.

      5.  A copy of the judgment.

      6.  The decision of the court upon matters of law deemed excepted to, if such decision is in writing, and a copy of the minutes showing any decision deemed excepted to.

      7.  Any written charges given or refused by the court, with the endorsements thereon.

      8.  The affidavits and counter-affidavits, if any, used on the hearing of a motion for a new trial.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1433)

INVESTIGATION BY DIVISION OF PAROLE AND PROBATION

      NRS 176.133  Definitions.  As used in NRS 176.133 to 176.161, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Person professionally qualified to conduct psychosexual evaluations” means a person who has received training in conducting psychosexual evaluations and is:

      (a) A psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in this State and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.;

      (b) A psychologist licensed to practice in this State;

      (c) A social worker holding a master’s degree in social work and licensed in this State as a clinical social worker;

      (d) A registered nurse holding a master’s degree in the field of psychiatric nursing and licensed to practice professional nursing in this State;

      (e) A marriage and family therapist licensed in this State pursuant to chapter 641A of NRS; or

      (f) A clinical professional counselor licensed in this State pursuant to chapter 641A of NRS.

      2.  “Psychosexual evaluation” means an evaluation conducted pursuant to NRS 176.139.

      3.  “Sexual offense” means:

      (a) Sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.366;

      (b) Statutory sexual seduction pursuant to NRS 200.368, if punished as a felony;

      (c) Battery with intent to commit sexual assault pursuant to NRS 200.400;

      (d) Abuse of a child pursuant to NRS 200.508, if the abuse involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation and is punished as a felony;

      (e) An offense involving pornography and a minor pursuant to NRS 200.710 to 200.730, inclusive;

      (f) Incest pursuant to NRS 201.180;

      (g) Open or gross lewdness pursuant to NRS 201.210, if punished as a felony;

      (h) Indecent or obscene exposure pursuant to NRS 201.220, if punished as a felony;

      (i) Lewdness with a child pursuant to NRS 201.230;

      (j) Sexual penetration of a dead human body pursuant to NRS 201.450;

      (k) Luring a child or a person with mental illness pursuant to NRS 201.560, if punished as a felony;

      (l) An attempt to commit an offense listed in paragraphs (a) to (k), inclusive, if punished as a felony; or

      (m) An offense that is determined to be sexually motivated pursuant to NRS 175.547 or 207.193.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1637; A 1999, 1188; 2001, 2790; 2003, 1381; 2007, 3078; 2011, 2473; 2013, 1161, 2705)

      NRS 176.135  Presentence investigation and report: When required; time for completing.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 176.151, the Division shall make a presentence investigation and report to the court on each defendant who pleads guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of, a felony.

      2.  If a defendant is convicted of a felony that is a sexual offense, the presentence investigation and report:

      (a) Must be made before the imposition of sentence or the granting of probation; and

      (b) If the sexual offense is an offense for which the suspension of sentence or the granting of probation is permitted, must include a psychosexual evaluation of the defendant.

      3.  If a defendant is convicted of a felony other than a sexual offense, the presentence investigation and report must be made before the imposition of sentence or the granting of probation unless:

      (a) A sentence is fixed by a jury; or

      (b) Such an investigation and report on the defendant has been made by the Division within the 5 years immediately preceding the date initially set for sentencing on the most recent offense.

      4.  Upon request of the court, the Division shall make presentence investigations and reports on defendants who plead guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, or are found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of, gross misdemeanors.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1434; A 1969, 406; 1981, 369, 464; 1985, 148; 1987, 592; 1993, 1512; 1995, 2456; 1997, 642, 1639; 1999, 1189, 1285; 2001, 77; 2003, 1466; 2007, 1420)

      NRS 176.139  Presentence investigation and report: Psychosexual evaluation of certain sex offenders required; standards and methods for conducting evaluation; access to records; rights of confidentiality and privileges deemed waived; costs.

      1.  If a defendant is convicted of a sexual offense for which the suspension of sentence or the granting of probation is permitted, the Division shall arrange for a psychosexual evaluation of the defendant as part of the Division’s presentence investigation and report to the court.

      2.  The psychosexual evaluation of the defendant must be conducted by a person professionally qualified to conduct psychosexual evaluations.

      3.  The person who conducts the psychosexual evaluation of the defendant must use diagnostic tools that are generally accepted as being within the standard of care for the evaluation of sex offenders, and the psychosexual evaluation of the defendant must include:

      (a) A comprehensive clinical interview with the defendant; and

      (b) A review of all investigative reports relating to the defendant’s sexual offense and all statements made by victims of that offense.

      4.  The psychosexual evaluation of the defendant may include:

      (a) A review of records relating to previous criminal offenses committed by the defendant;

      (b) A review of records relating to previous evaluations and treatment of the defendant;

      (c) A review of the defendant’s records from school;

      (d) Interviews with the defendant’s parents, the defendant’s spouse or other persons who may be significantly involved with the defendant or who may have relevant information relating to the defendant’s background; and

      (e) The use of psychological testing, polygraphic examinations and arousal assessment.

      5.  The person who conducts the psychosexual evaluation of the defendant must be given access to all records of the defendant that are necessary to conduct the evaluation, and the defendant shall be deemed to have waived all rights of confidentiality and all privileges relating to those records for the limited purpose of the evaluation.

      6.  The person who conducts the psychosexual evaluation of the defendant shall:

      (a) Prepare a comprehensive written report of the results of the evaluation;

      (b) Include in the report all information that is necessary to carry out the provisions of NRS 176A.110; and

      (c) Provide a copy of the report to the Division.

      7.  If a psychosexual evaluation is conducted pursuant to this section, the court shall:

      (a) Order the defendant, to the extent of the defendant’s financial ability, to pay for the cost of the psychosexual evaluation; or

      (b) If the defendant was less than 18 years of age when the sexual offense was committed and the defendant was certified and convicted as an adult, order the parents or guardians of the defendant, to the extent of their financial ability, to pay for the cost of the psychosexual evaluation. For the purposes of this paragraph, the court has jurisdiction over the parents or guardians of the defendant to the extent that is necessary to carry out the provisions of this paragraph.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1638; A 1999, 1286; 2001, 1636)

      NRS 176.145  Presentence investigation and report: Contents of report.

      1.  The report of any presentence investigation must contain:

      (a) Any prior criminal record of the defendant;

      (b) Information concerning the characteristics of the defendant, the defendant’s financial condition, the circumstances affecting the defendant’s behavior and the circumstances of the defendant’s offense that may be helpful in imposing sentence, in granting probation or in the correctional treatment of the defendant;

      (c) Information concerning the effect that the offense committed by the defendant has had upon the victim, including, without limitation, any physical or psychological harm or financial loss suffered by the victim, to the extent that such information is available from the victim or other sources, but the provisions of this paragraph do not require any particular examination or testing of the victim, and the extent of any investigation or examination is solely at the discretion of the court or the Division and the extent of the information to be included in the report is solely at the discretion of the Division;

      (d) Information concerning whether the defendant has an obligation for the support of a child, and if so, whether the defendant is in arrears in payment on that obligation;

      (e) Data or information concerning reports and investigations thereof made pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS that relate to the defendant and are made available pursuant to NRS 432B.290;

      (f) The results of the evaluation of the defendant conducted pursuant to NRS 484C.300, if such an evaluation is required pursuant to that section;

      (g) A recommendation of a minimum term and a maximum term of imprisonment or other term of imprisonment authorized by statute, or a fine, or both;

      (h) A recommendation, if the Division deems it appropriate, that the defendant undergo a program of regimental discipline pursuant to NRS 176A.780;

      (i) If a psychosexual evaluation of the defendant is required pursuant to NRS 176.139, a written report of the results of the psychosexual evaluation of the defendant and all information that is necessary to carry out the provisions of NRS 176A.110; and

      (j) Such other information as may be required by the court.

      2.  The Division may include in the report any additional information that it believes may be helpful in imposing a sentence, in granting probation or in correctional treatment.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1434; A 1973, 178; 1981, 21, 1208; 1985, 148; 1989, 1853; 1993, 8, 1513, 2016; 1995, 667, 1248; 1997, 837, 1639; 1999, 1190, 1287; 2001, 77, 1637)

      NRS 176.151  General investigation and report on defendant convicted of category E felony: When required; time for completing; contents of report.

      1.  If a defendant pleads guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty or guilty but mentally ill of, one or more category E felonies, but no other felonies, the Division shall not make a presentence investigation and report on the defendant pursuant to NRS 176.135, unless the Division has not made a presentence investigation and report on the defendant pursuant to NRS 176.135 within the 5 years immediately preceding the date initially set for sentencing on the category E felony or felonies and:

      (a) The court requests a presentence investigation and report; or

      (b) The prosecuting attorney possesses evidence that would support a decision by the court to deny probation to the defendant pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 176A.100.

      2.  If the Division does not make a presentence investigation and report on a defendant pursuant to subsection 1, the Division shall, not later than 45 days after the date on which the defendant is sentenced, make a general investigation and report on the defendant that contains:

      (a) Any prior criminal record of the defendant;

      (b) Information concerning the characteristics of the defendant, the circumstances affecting the defendant’s behavior and the circumstances of the defendant’s offense that may be helpful to persons responsible for the supervision or correctional treatment of the defendant;

      (c) Information concerning the effect that the offense committed by the defendant has had upon the victim, including, without limitation, any physical or psychological harm or financial loss suffered by the victim, to the extent that such information is available from the victim or other sources, but the provisions of this paragraph do not require any particular examination or testing of the victim, and the extent of any investigation or examination and the extent of the information included in the report is solely at the discretion of the Division;

      (d) Data or information concerning reports and investigations thereof made pursuant to chapter 432B of NRS that relate to the defendant and are made available pursuant to NRS 432B.290; and

      (e) Any other information that the Division believes may be helpful to persons responsible for the supervision or correctional treatment of the defendant.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1188; A 2003, 1466; 2007, 1421)

      NRS 176.153  Disclosure of report of presentence investigation. [Effective through February 28, 2014.]  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Division shall disclose to the prosecuting attorney, the counsel for the defendant, the defendant and the court, not later than 7 working days before the defendant will be sentenced, the factual content of the report of any presentence investigation made pursuant to NRS 176.135 and the recommendations of the Division. The defendant may waive the minimum period required by this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2704)

      NRS 176.153  Disclosure of report of presentence investigation. [Effective March 1, 2014, through September 30, 2014.]  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Division shall disclose to the prosecuting attorney, the counsel for the defendant, the defendant and the court, not later than 14 working days before the defendant will be sentenced, the factual content of the report of any presentence investigation made pursuant to NRS 176.135 and the recommendations of the Division. The defendant may waive the minimum period required by this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2704; A 2013, 2706, effective March 1, 2014)

      NRS 176.153  Disclosure of report of presentence investigation. [Effective October 1, 2014.]  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Division shall disclose to the prosecuting attorney, the counsel for the defendant, the defendant and the court, not later than 21 working days before the defendant will be sentenced, the factual content of the report of any presentence investigation made pursuant to NRS 176.135 and the recommendations of the Division. The defendant may waive the minimum period required by this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2704; A 2013, 2706, effective October 1, 2014)

      NRS 176.156  Disclosure of report of presentence or general investigation; persons entitled to use report; confidentiality of report.

      1.  The Division shall disclose to the prosecuting attorney, the counsel for the defendant and the defendant the factual content of the report of:

      (a) Any presentence investigation made pursuant to NRS 176.135 and the recommendations of the Division, in the period provided in NRS 176.153.

      (b) Any general investigation made pursuant to NRS 176.151.

Ę The Division shall afford an opportunity to each party to object to factual errors in any such report and to comment on any recommendations.

      2.  Unless otherwise ordered by a court, upon request, the Division shall disclose the content of a report of a presentence investigation or general investigation to a law enforcement agency of this State or a political subdivision thereof and to a law enforcement agency of the Federal Government for the limited purpose of performing their duties, including, without limitation, conducting hearings that are public in nature.

      3.  Unless otherwise ordered by a court, upon request, the Division shall disclose the content of a report of a presentence investigation or general investigation to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services for the limited purpose of performing its duties, including, without limitation, evaluating and providing any report or information to the Division concerning the mental health of:

      (a) A sex offender as defined in NRS 213.107; or

      (b) An offender who has been determined to be mentally ill.

      4.  Unless otherwise ordered by a court, upon request, the Division shall disclose the content of a report of a presentence investigation or general investigation to the State Gaming Control Board for the limited purpose of performing its duties in the administration of the provisions of chapters 462 to 467, inclusive, of NRS.

      5.  Except for the disclosures required by subsections 1 to 4, inclusive, a report of a presentence investigation or general investigation and the sources of information for such a report are confidential and must not be made a part of any public record.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1434; A 1969, 405; 1975, 576; 1981, 1209; 1985, 149; 1993, 1513; 1995, 1057; 1997, 54; 1999, 103, 1190; 2013, 2705)

      NRS 176.159  Delivery of report of presentence or general investigation to Director of Department of Corrections.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, when a court imposes a sentence of imprisonment in the state prison or revokes a program of probation and orders a sentence of imprisonment to the state prison to be executed, the court shall cause a copy of the report of the presentence investigation to be delivered to the Director of the Department of Corrections, if such a report was made. The report must be delivered not later than when the judgment of imprisonment is delivered pursuant to NRS 176.335. Delivery of the report may, at the court’s discretion, also be accomplished by electronic transmission or by affording the Department of Corrections the required electronic access necessary to retrieve the report.

      2.  If a presentence investigation and report were not required pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 3 of NRS 176.135 or pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 176.151, the court shall cause a copy of the previous report of the presentence investigation or a copy of the report of the general investigation, as appropriate, to be delivered to the Director of the Department of Corrections in the manner provided pursuant to subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 871; A 1973, 67; 1977, 859; 1997, 130; 1999, 1191; 2001, 217; 2013, 1369)

      NRS 176.161  Portion of certain presentence or general investigations and reports to be paid by county in which indictment found or information filed.

      1.  Seventy percent of the expense of any presentence or general investigation and report made by the Division pursuant to NRS 176.135 or 176.151, other than the expense of a psychosexual evaluation conducted pursuant to NRS 176.139, must be paid by the county in which the indictment was found or the information filed.

      2.  Each county shall pay to the Division all expenses required pursuant to subsection 1 according to a schedule established by the Division, which must require payment on at least a quarterly basis.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 2473)

WITHDRAWAL OF PLEA

      NRS 176.165  When plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere may be withdrawn.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a motion to withdraw a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere may be made only before sentence is imposed or imposition of sentence is suspended. To correct manifest injustice, the court after sentence may set aside the judgment of conviction and permit the defendant to withdraw the plea.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1434; A 1989, 1983; 1995, 2456; 2003, 1467; 2007, 1421)

EXECUTION

      NRS 176.265  Fines to be paid into State Treasury.  The full amount of all fines imposed and collected under and for violation of any penal law of this State shall be paid into the State Treasury.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1437)

      NRS 176.275  Judgment for fine, administrative assessment, payment of restitution or repayment of expenses is lien.  A judgment which imposes a fine or administrative assessment or requires a defendant to pay restitution or repay the expenses of a defense constitutes a lien in like manner as a judgment for money rendered in a civil action.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1437; A 1975, 217; 1977, 337; 1983, 909; 1993, 149)

      NRS 176.278  Payment of restitution from civil judgment or settlement in favor of defendant and against State, political subdivision, officer, employee or contractor.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, if a person who is or was imprisoned in the state prison or a county or city jail or detention facility is awarded a judgment against:

      (a) The State of Nevada, a county or a city;

      (b) A department, commission, board or other agency of the State of Nevada, a county or a city; or

      (c) A current or former officer, employee or contractor of the State of Nevada, a county or a city,

Ę arising from a civil action that accrued while the person was imprisoned in the state prison or county or city jail or detention facility, the person or governmental entity that pays the judgment shall deposit the money for the judgment with the court. The court shall deduct from the money received from the judgment any amount of money owed by the person for restitution and send the money to the appropriate person, governmental agency or political subdivision of a governmental agency to whom restitution is owed.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, if a person enters into a settlement for money in an action described in subsection 1, the person or governmental entity that pays the settlement shall deposit the money for the settlement with the court in which the action was filed or the district court of the county in which the person resides if no action was filed. The court shall deduct from the money deposited with the court any amount of money owed by the person for restitution and send the money to the appropriate person, governmental agency or political subdivision of a governmental agency to whom restitution is owed.

      3.  If any money remains after the court makes the deduction pursuant to subsection 1 or 2, the court shall forward the remaining money to the person who initiated the action.

      4.  The provisions of this section do not apply to a judgment or settlement in a case that involves the death of a person who was imprisoned.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 67)

      NRS 176.285  Fines in Justice Court to be paid to county treasurer within 30 days.  In Justice Court, when a fine is paid or bail is forfeited, the justice must pay the same to the county treasurer within 30 days thereafter.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1437)

      NRS 176.295  Costs when criminal action removed before trial; clerk to certify costs to auditor.

      1.  In every case where a criminal action may have been or shall be removed before trial, the costs accruing upon such removal and trial shall be a charge against the county in which the cause of the indictment or information occurred.

      2.  The clerk of the county to which such action is or may be removed shall certify the amount of the costs to the auditor of the county in which the indictment was found, or the information filed, which shall be examined, allowed and paid as other county charges.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1437)

      NRS 176.305  Judgment for imprisonment or fine and imprisonment until satisfied: Commitment and detention.  If the judgment be imprisonment, or a fine and imprisonment until it is satisfied, the defendant must forthwith be committed to the custody of the proper officer, and detained until the judgment is complied with.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1437)

      NRS 176.315  Judgment of imprisonment in county jail: How executed.  A judgment of imprisonment to be served in a county jail must be executed by delivering the defendant into the custody of the sheriff or other officer in charge of the county jail. A copy of the judgment of conviction, duly certified by the judge or justice, is a sufficient warrant for the doing of every act necessary or proper in the due execution thereof. The officer shall, upon discharging the defendant, return such copy to the justice, with an account of the officer’s doings endorsed thereon, and must at the same time pay over to the justice all money which the officer may have received from the defendant in payment of the fine.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1437; A 1999, 1047)

      NRS 176.325  Judgment of imprisonment in state prison: How executed.  When a judgment of imprisonment to be served in the state prison has been pronounced, triplicate certified paper or electronic copies of the judgment of conviction, attested by the clerk under the seal of the court, must forthwith be furnished to the officers whose duty it is to execute the judgment, as provided by NRS 176.335, and no other warrant or authority is necessary to justify or require the execution thereof, except when a judgment of death is rendered.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1438; A 1973, 30; 1989, 938; 1993, 79; 1995, 1252; 1999, 1047; 2013, 1369)

      NRS 176.335  Duty of sheriff on receiving copies of judgment of imprisonment; Director of Department of Corrections to receive prisoner from sheriff; when term of imprisonment begins.

      1.  If a judgment is for imprisonment in the state prison, the sheriff of the county shall, on receipt of the triplicate certified paper or electronic copies of the judgment of conviction, immediately notify the Director of the Department of Corrections and the Director shall, without delay, send some authorized person to the county where the prisoner is held for commitment to receive the prisoner.

      2.  When such an authorized person presents to the sheriff holding the prisoner an order for the delivery of the prisoner, the sheriff shall deliver to the authorized person two of the certified copies of the judgment of conviction and take from the person a receipt for the prisoner, and the sheriff shall make return upon the certified copy of the judgment of conviction, showing the sheriff’s proceedings thereunder, and both that copy with the return affixed thereto and the receipt from the authorized person must be filed with the county clerk.

      3.  The term of imprisonment designated in the judgment of conviction must begin on the date of sentence of the prisoner by the court.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1438; A 1973, 30; 1977, 859; 1997, 130; 1999, 1047, 1191; 2001, 77; 2001 Special Session, 217; 2003, 668; 2013, 1369)

      NRS 176.337  Court to notify defendant convicted of domestic violence concerning possession, shipment, transportation or receipt of firearm or ammunition.  If a defendant is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony that constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018, the court shall notify the defendant that possession, shipment, transportation or receipt of a firearm or ammunition by the defendant may constitute a felony pursuant to NRS 202.360 or federal law.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 95)

      NRS 176.345  Proceedings when conviction carries death penalty.

      1.  When a judgment of death has been pronounced, a certified copy of the judgment of conviction must be forthwith executed and attested in triplicate by the clerk under the seal of the court. There must be attached to the triplicate copies a warrant signed by the judge, attested by the clerk, under the seal of the court, which:

      (a) Recites the fact of the conviction and judgment;

      (b) Appoints a week, the first day being Monday and the last day being Sunday, within which the judgment is to be executed, which must not be less than 60 days nor more than 90 days from the time of judgment; and

      (c) Directs the sheriff to deliver the prisoner to such authorized person as the Director of the Department of Corrections designates to receive the prisoner, for execution. The prison must be designated in the warrant.

      2.  The original of the triplicate copies of the judgment of conviction and warrant must be filed in the office of the county clerk, and two of the triplicate copies must be immediately delivered by the clerk to the sheriff of the county. One of the triplicate copies must be delivered by the sheriff, with the prisoner, to such authorized person as the Director of the Department of Corrections designates, and is the warrant and authority of the Director for the imprisonment and execution of the prisoner, as therein provided and commanded. The Director shall return the certified copy of the judgment of conviction to the county clerk of the county in which it was issued. The other triplicate copy is the warrant and authority of the sheriff to deliver the prisoner to the authorized person designated by the Director. The final triplicate copy must be returned to the county clerk by the sheriff with the sheriff’s proceedings endorsed thereon.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1438; A 1977, 860; 1989, 390; 1999, 1048; 2001 Special Session, 218)

      NRS 176.355  Execution of death penalty: Method; time and place; witnesses.

      1.  The judgment of death must be inflicted by an injection of a lethal drug.

      2.  The Director of the Department of Corrections shall:

      (a) Execute a sentence of death within the week, the first day being Monday and the last day being Sunday, that the judgment is to be executed, as designated by the district court. The Director may execute the judgment at any time during that week if a stay of execution is not entered by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.

      (b) Select the drug or combination of drugs to be used for the execution after consulting with the Chief Medical Officer.

      (c) Be present at the execution.

      (d) Notify those members of the immediate family of the victim who have, pursuant to NRS 176.357, requested to be informed of the time, date and place scheduled for the execution.

      (e) Invite a competent physician, the county coroner, a psychiatrist and not less than six reputable citizens over the age of 21 years to be present at the execution. The Director shall determine the maximum number of persons who may be present for the execution. The Director shall give preference to those eligible members or representatives of the immediate family of the victim who requested, pursuant to NRS 176.357, to attend the execution.

      3.  The execution must take place at the state prison.

      4.  A person who has not been invited by the Director may not witness the execution.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1439; A 1977, 860; 1983, 1937; 1989, 390; 1995, 381; 2001 Special Session, 218)

      NRS 176.357  Request for notification of execution of death penalty; request to attend.

      1.  If after a conviction for murder a judgment of death has been pronounced, each member of the immediate family of the victim who is 21 years of age or older may submit a written request to the Director to be informed of the time, date and place scheduled for the execution of the sentence of death. The request for notification may be accompanied by a written request to attend or nominate a representative to attend the execution.

      2.  As used in this section, “immediate family” means persons who are related by blood, adoption or marriage, within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 381)

      NRS 176.365  Director of Department of Corrections to make return on death warrant.  After the execution, the Director of the Department of Corrections must make a return upon the death warrant to the court by which the judgment was rendered, showing the time, place, mode and manner in which it was executed.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1439; A 1977, 860; 2001 Special Session, 219)

SUSPENSION OF EXECUTION OF DEATH PENALTY

General Provisions

      NRS 176.415  When execution of death penalty may be stayed. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  The execution of a judgment of death must be stayed only:

      1.  By the State Board of Pardons Commissioners as authorized in Section 14 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada;

      2.  By the Governor if the Governor grants a reprieve pursuant to Section 13 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada;

      3.  When a direct appeal from the judgment of conviction and sentence is taken to the Supreme Court;

      4.  By a judge of the district court of the county in which the state prison is situated, for the purpose of an investigation of sanity or pregnancy as provided in NRS 176.425 to 176.485, inclusive;

      5.  By a judge of the district court in which a motion is filed pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 175.554, for the purpose of determining whether the defendant is intellectually disabled; or

      6.  Pursuant to the provisions of NRS 176.0919 or 176.486 to 176.492, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1440; A 1987, 1221; 2003, 768; 2007, 25; 2013, 686)

      NRS 176.415  When execution of death penalty may be stayed. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  The execution of a judgment of death must be stayed only:

      1.  By the State Board of Pardons Commissioners as authorized in Section 14 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada;

      2.  By the Governor if the Governor grants a reprieve pursuant to Section 13 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada;

      3.  When a direct appeal from the judgment of conviction and sentence is taken to the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to the rules fixed by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution;

      4.  By a judge of the district court of the county in which the state prison is situated, for the purpose of an investigation of sanity or pregnancy as provided in NRS 176.425 to 176.485, inclusive;

      5.  By a judge of the district court in which a motion is filed pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 175.554, for the purpose of determining whether the defendant is intellectually disabled; or

      6.  Pursuant to the provisions of NRS 176.0919 or 176.486 to 176.492, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1440; A 1987, 1221; 2003, 768; 2007, 25; 2013, 686, 1756, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

Insanity or Pregnancy

      NRS 176.425  Sanity investigation: Filing of petition; stay of execution.

      1.  If, after judgment of death, there is a good reason to believe that the defendant has become insane, the Director of the Department of Corrections to whom the convicted person has been delivered for execution may by a petition in writing, verified by a physician, petition a district judge of the district court of the county in which the state prison is situated, alleging the present insanity of such person, whereupon such judge shall:

      (a) Fix a day for a hearing to determine whether the convicted person is insane;

      (b) Appoint two psychiatrists, two psychologists, or one psychiatrist and one psychologist, to examine the convicted person; and

      (c) Give immediate notice of the hearing to the Attorney General and to the district attorney of the county in which the conviction was had.

      2.  If the judge determines that the hearing on and the determination of the sanity of the convicted person cannot be had before the date of the execution of such person, the judge may stay the execution of the judgment of death pending the determination of the sanity of the convicted person.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1440; A 1977, 861; 1991, 1002; 2001 Special Session, 219)

      NRS 176.435  Sanity investigation: Conduct of hearing.

      1.  On the day fixed, the Director of the Department of Corrections shall bring the convicted person before the court, and the Attorney General or the Attorney General’s deputy shall attend the hearing. The district attorney of the county in which the conviction was had, and an attorney for the convicted person, may attend the hearing.

      2.  The court shall receive the report of the examining physicians and may require the production of other evidence. The Attorney General or the Attorney General’s deputy, the district attorney, and the attorney for the convicted person or such person if the convicted person is without counsel may introduce evidence and cross-examine any witness, including the examining physicians.

      3.  The court shall then make and enter its finding of sanity or insanity.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1440; A 1977, 861; 2001 Special Session, 219)

      NRS 176.445  Execution of judgment when defendant found sane.  If it is found by the court that the convicted person is sane, the Director of the Department of Corrections must execute the judgment of death; but if the judgment has been stayed, as provided in NRS 176.425, the judge shall cause a certified copy of the order staying the execution of the judgment, together with a certified copy of the judge’s finding that the convicted person is sane, to be immediately forwarded by the clerk of the court to the clerk of the district court of the county in which the conviction was had, who shall give notice thereof to the district attorney of such county. Proceedings shall then be instituted in the last mentioned district court for the issuance of a new warrant of execution of the judgment of death in the manner provided in NRS 176.495.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1441; A 1977, 861; 2001 Special Session, 219)

      NRS 176.455  Suspension of execution when defendant found insane; proceedings on recovery of sanity.

      1.  If it is found by the court that the convicted person is insane, the judge shall make and enter an order staying the execution of the judgment of death until the convicted person becomes sane, and shall therein order the Director of the Department of Corrections to confine such person in a safe place of confinement until the convicted person’s reason is restored.

      2.  The clerk of the court shall serve or cause to be served three certified copies of the order, one on the Director, one on the Governor, for the use of the State Board of Pardons Commissioners, and one on the clerk of the district court of the county in which the conviction was had.

      3.  If the convicted person thereafter becomes sane, notice of this fact shall be given by the Director to a judge of the court staying the execution of the judgment, and the judge, upon being satisfied that such person is then sane, shall enter an order vacating the order staying the execution of the judgment.

      4.  The clerk of the court shall immediately serve or cause to be served three certified copies of such vacating order as follows: One on the Director, one on the Governor, for the use of the State Board of Pardons Commissioners, and one on the clerk of the district court of the county in which the conviction was had, who shall give notice thereof to the district attorney of such county, whereupon proceedings shall be instituted in the last mentioned district court for the issuance of a new warrant of execution of the judgment of death in the manner provided in NRS 176.495.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1441; A 1977, 861; 2001 Special Session, 219)

      NRS 176.465  Investigation of pregnancy: Procedure; hearing.

      1.  If there is good reason to believe that a female against whom a judgment of death has been rendered is pregnant, the Director of the Department of Corrections to whom she has been delivered for execution shall petition a judge of the district court of the county in which the state prison is situated, in writing, alleging such pregnancy, whereupon such judge shall summon a jury of three physicians to inquire into the alleged pregnancy and fix a day for the hearing thereon, and give immediate notice thereof to the Attorney General and to the district attorney of the county in which the conviction was had.

      2.  The provisions of NRS 176.425 and 176.435 apply to the proceedings upon the inquisition, except that three physicians shall be summoned. They shall certify in writing to the court their findings as to pregnancy.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1441; A 1977, 862; 2001 Special Session, 220)

      NRS 176.475  Proceedings after investigation: Execution of judgment; suspension of execution; issuance of warrant on termination of pregnancy.

      1.  If it is found by the court that the female is not pregnant, the Director of the Department of Corrections must execute the judgment of death; but if a stay of execution has been granted pursuant to NRS 176.425 the procedure provided in NRS 176.445 is applicable.

      2.  If the female is found to be pregnant, the judge shall enter an order staying the execution of the judgment of death, and shall therein order the Director to confine such female in a safe place of confinement commensurate with her condition until further order of the court.

      3.  When such female is no longer pregnant, notice of this fact shall be given by the Director to a judge of the court staying the execution of the judgment. Thereupon the judge, upon being satisfied that the pregnancy no longer exists, shall enter an order vacating the order staying the execution of the judgment and shall direct the clerk of such court to serve or cause to be served three certified copies of such order, one on the Director, one on the Governor, for the use of the State Board of Pardons Commissioners, and one on the clerk of the district court of the county in which the conviction was had, who shall give notice thereof to the district attorney of such county, whereupon proceedings shall be instituted in the last mentioned district court for the issuance of a new warrant of execution of the judgment in the manner provided in NRS 176.495.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1442; A 1977, 862; 2001 Special Session, 220)

      NRS 176.485  Costs of investigations borne by State; manner of payment.  The costs and expenses of the investigations provided in NRS 176.415 to 176.475, inclusive, must be borne by the State and paid in the following manner: The costs and expenses of an investigation must first be paid by county warrants drawn upon the order of the district judge. The county clerk shall then present a claim to the State Board of Examiners for the amount of such costs and expenses so ordered paid by the district judge. Upon approval of the claim by the State Board of Examiners, the State Controller shall draw a warrant for the payment thereof, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same from the Reserve for Statutory Contingency Account.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1442; A 1991, 1753)

Petition for Postconviction Relief

      NRS 176.486  Authority to enter stay of execution. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  A district court having proper jurisdiction or the Supreme Court, if it has proper jurisdiction, may stay the execution of a sentence of death when a postconviction petition for habeas corpus has been filed only after appropriate notice has been given to the appropriate respondent in the case.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1220; A 1991, 90)

      NRS 176.486  Authority to enter stay of execution. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  A district court having proper jurisdiction, the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court, if it has proper jurisdiction, may stay the execution of a sentence of death when a postconviction petition for habeas corpus has been filed only after appropriate notice has been given to the appropriate respondent in the case.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1220; A 1991, 90; 2013, 1756, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

      NRS 176.487  Determination of whether to enter stay of execution. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  When a person under a sentence of death files a proper postconviction petition for habeas corpus, a district court or the Supreme Court on a subsequent appeal shall enter a stay of execution if the court finds a stay necessary for a proper consideration of the claims for relief. In making this determination, the court shall consider whether:

      1.  The petition is the first effort by the petitioner to raise constitutional claims for relief after a direct appeal from a conviction and the petition raises claims other than those which could have been raised at trial or on direct appeal.

      2.  The petition is timely filed and jurisdictionally appropriate and does not set forth conclusory claims only.

      3.  If the petition is not the first petition for postconviction relief, it raises constitutional claims which are not procedurally barred by laches, the law of the case, the doctrines of abuse of the writ or successive petition or any other procedural default.

      4.  If the petition is a second or successive petition, it presents substantial grounds upon which relief might be granted and valid justification for the claims not having been presented in a prior proceeding.

      5.  The petition asserts claims based upon specified facts or law which, if true, would entitle the petitioner to relief.

      6.  The court cannot decide legal claims which are properly raised or expeditiously hold an evidentiary hearing on factual claims which are properly raised before the execution of sentence.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1220; A 1991, 91)

      NRS 176.487  Determination of whether to enter stay of execution. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  When a person under a sentence of death files a proper postconviction petition for habeas corpus, a district court, the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court on a subsequent appeal shall enter a stay of execution if the court finds a stay necessary for a proper consideration of the claims for relief. In making this determination, the court shall consider whether:

      1.  The petition is the first effort by the petitioner to raise constitutional claims for relief after a direct appeal from a conviction and the petition raises claims other than those which could have been raised at trial or on direct appeal.

      2.  The petition is timely filed and jurisdictionally appropriate and does not set forth conclusory claims only.

      3.  If the petition is not the first petition for postconviction relief, it raises constitutional claims which are not procedurally barred by laches, the law of the case, the doctrines of abuse of the writ or successive petition or any other procedural default.

      4.  If the petition is a second or successive petition, it presents substantial grounds upon which relief might be granted and valid justification for the claims not having been presented in a prior proceeding.

      5.  The petition asserts claims based upon specified facts or law which, if true, would entitle the petitioner to relief.

      6.  The court cannot decide legal claims which are properly raised or expeditiously hold an evidentiary hearing on factual claims which are properly raised before the execution of sentence.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1220; A 1991, 91; 2013, 1756, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

      NRS 176.488  Entry of stay of execution and necessary orders.  A stay of execution must be entered by the court in writing and copies sent as soon as practicable to the Director of the Department of Corrections, the warden of the institution in which the offender is imprisoned and the Office of the Attorney General in Carson City. The court shall also enter an order and take all necessary actions to expedite further proceeding before that court.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1221; A 2001 Special Session, 221)

      NRS 176.489  Vacation of stay of execution.  Any stay of execution previously entered by the court must be vacated if the court denies the petition for habeas corpus.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1221; A 1991, 91)

      NRS 176.491  Stay of execution following denial of appeal. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Upon the denial of any appeal to the Supreme Court pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS, the Supreme Court shall dissolve any stay of execution previously entered. No stay of such execution may be entered or continued by the Supreme Court after the denial of an appeal pending the filing of a petition with a federal court or a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States.

      2.  The entry of a stay of issuance of a remittitur in the Supreme Court does not prohibit the application of or the issuance of a warrant of execution by the district court in which the conviction was obtained.

      3.  To stay the execution of a sentence of death following the denial of any appeal to the Supreme Court pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS, a person under sentence of death must:

      (a) Apply for and obtain a stay in the federal court in which the person applies for a writ of certiorari or habeas corpus; or

      (b) Obtain a stay of execution pursuant to NRS 176.487.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1221; A 1989, 491)

      NRS 176.491  Stay of execution following denial of appeal. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  Upon the denial of any appeal pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS to the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to the rules fixed by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution, the appellate court of competent jurisdiction shall dissolve any stay of execution previously entered. No stay of such execution may be entered or continued by the appellate court of competent jurisdiction after the denial of an appeal pending the filing of a petition with a federal court or a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States.

      2.  The entry of a stay of issuance of a remittitur in the appellate court of competent jurisdiction does not prohibit the application of or the issuance of a warrant of execution by the district court in which the conviction was obtained.

      3.  To stay the execution of a sentence of death following the denial of any appeal to the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS, a person under sentence of death must:

      (a) Apply for and obtain a stay in the federal court in which the person applies for a writ of certiorari or habeas corpus; or

      (b) Obtain a stay of execution pursuant to NRS 176.487.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1221; A 1989, 491; 2013, 1757, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

      NRS 176.492  Dissolution of stay of execution which was improperly entered. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  The respondent may file a petition with the Supreme Court within 10 days after the entry of a stay of execution by a district court to dissolve a stay which was improperly entered. The filing of the petition does not divest the district court of jurisdiction to hear the claims raised by the petition and the district court shall not delay consideration of the claims because of the filing of such a petition with the Supreme Court.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1221)

      NRS 176.492  Dissolution of stay of execution which was improperly entered. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]  The respondent may file a petition with the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to the rules fixed by the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution within 10 days after the entry of a stay of execution by a district court to dissolve a stay which was improperly entered. The filing of the petition does not divest the district court of jurisdiction to hear the claims raised by the petition and the district court shall not delay consideration of the claims because of the filing of such a petition with the appellate court of competent jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1221; A 2013, 1757, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

NEW ORDER TO EXECUTE JUDGMENT OF DEATH

      NRS 176.495  New warrant generally.

      1.  If for any reason a judgment of death has not been executed, and it remains in force, the court in which the conviction was had must, upon the application of the Attorney General or the district attorney of the county in which the conviction was had, cause another warrant to be drawn, signed by the judge and attested by the clerk under the seal of the court, and delivered to the Director of the Department of Corrections.

      2.  The warrant must state the conviction and judgment and appoint a week, the first day being Monday and the last day being Sunday, within which the judgment is to be executed. The first day of that week must be not less than 15 days nor more than 30 days after the date of the warrant. The Director shall execute a sentence of death within the week the judgment is to be executed, as designated by the district court. The Director may execute the judgment at any time during that week if a stay of execution is not entered by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1442; A 1977, 863; 1989, 391; 2001 Special Session, 221; 2003, 2083)

      NRS 176.505  Order following appeal. [Effective through December 31, 2014, and after that date unless the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  When a remittitur showing the affirmation of a judgment of death has been filed with the clerk of the court from which the appeal has been taken, the court in which the conviction was obtained shall inquire into the facts, and, if no legal reasons exist prohibiting the execution of the judgment, shall make and enter an order requiring the Director of the Department of Corrections to execute the judgment at a specified time. The presence of the defendant in the court at the time the order of execution is made and entered, or the warrant is issued, is not required.

      2.  When an opinion, order dismissing appeal or other order upholding a sentence of death is issued by the Supreme Court pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS, the court in which the sentence of death was obtained shall inquire into the facts and, if no legal reason exists prohibiting the execution of the judgment, shall make and enter an order requiring the Director of the Department of Corrections to execute the judgment during a specified week. The presence of the defendant in the court when the order of execution is made and entered, or the warrant is issued, is not required.

      3.  Notwithstanding the entry of a stay of issuance of a remittitur in the Supreme Court following denial of appellate relief in a proceeding brought pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS, the court in which the conviction was obtained shall, upon application of the Attorney General or the district attorney of the county in which the conviction was obtained, cause another warrant to be drawn, signed by the judge and attested by the clerk under the seal of the court, and delivered to the Director of the Department of Corrections.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1442; A 1977, 863; 1989, 491; 2001 Special Session, 221)

      NRS 176.505  Order following appeal. [Effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election.]

      1.  When a remittitur showing the affirmation of a judgment of death has been filed with the clerk of the court from which the appeal has been taken, the court in which the conviction was obtained shall inquire into the facts, and, if no legal reasons exist prohibiting the execution of the judgment, shall make and enter an order requiring the Director of the Department of Corrections to execute the judgment at a specified time. The presence of the defendant in the court at the time the order of execution is made and entered, or the warrant is issued, is not required.

      2.  When an opinion, order dismissing appeal or other order upholding a sentence of death is issued by the appellate court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS, the court in which the sentence of death was obtained shall inquire into the facts and, if no legal reason exists prohibiting the execution of the judgment, shall make and enter an order requiring the Director of the Department of Corrections to execute the judgment during a specified week. The presence of the defendant in the court when the order of execution is made and entered, or the warrant is issued, is not required.

      3.  Notwithstanding the entry of a stay of issuance of a remittitur in the appellate court of competent jurisdiction following denial of appellate relief in a proceeding brought pursuant to chapter 34 or 177 of NRS, the court in which the conviction was obtained shall, upon application of the Attorney General or the district attorney of the county in which the conviction was obtained, cause another warrant to be drawn, signed by the judge and attested by the clerk under the seal of the court, and delivered to the Director of the Department of Corrections.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1442; A 1977, 863; 1989, 491; 2001 Special Session, 221; 2013, 1758, effective January 1, 2015, if the provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 (2011) are approved and ratified by the voters at the 2014 General Election)

NEW TRIAL OR MOTION TO VACATE JUDGMENT

      NRS 176.515  Court may grant new trial or motion to vacate judgment in certain circumstances.

      1.  The court may grant a new trial to a defendant if required as a matter of law or on the ground of newly discovered evidence.

      2.  If trial was by the court without a jury, the court may vacate the judgment if entered, take additional testimony and direct the entry of a new judgment.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 176.09187, a motion for a new trial based on the ground of newly discovered evidence may be made only within 2 years after the verdict or finding of guilt.

      4.  A motion for a new trial based on any other grounds must be made within 7 days after the verdict or finding of guilt or within such further time as the court may fix during the 7-day period.

      5.  The court may grant a motion to vacate a judgment if:

      (a) The judgment is a conviction for a violation of NRS 201.354, for engaging in prostitution or solicitation for prostitution, provided that the defendant was not alleged to be a customer of a prostitute;

      (b) The participation of the defendant in the offense was the result of the defendant having been a victim of:

             (1) Trafficking in persons as described in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, 22 U.S.C. §§ 7101 et seq.; or

             (2) Involuntary servitude as described in NRS 200.463 or 200.4631; and

      (c) The defendant makes a motion under this subsection with due diligence after the defendant has ceased being a victim of trafficking or involuntary servitude or has sought services for victims of such trafficking or involuntary servitude.

      6.  In deciding whether to grant a motion made pursuant to subsection 5, the court shall take into consideration any reasonable concerns for the safety of the defendant, family members of the defendant or other victims that may be jeopardized by the bringing of such a motion.

      7.  If the court grants a motion made pursuant to subsection 5, the court:

      (a) Shall vacate the judgment and dismiss the accusatory pleading; and

      (b) May take any additional action that the court deems appropriate under the circumstances.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1443; A 1983, 1671; 2003, 1894; 2011, 280; 2013, 1856)

ARREST OF JUDGMENT

      NRS 176.525  Arrest of judgment: When granted and time in which motion is to be made.  The court shall arrest judgment if the indictment, information or complaint does not charge an offense or if the court was without jurisdiction of the offense charged. The motion in arrest of judgment shall be made within 7 days after determination of guilt or within such further time as the court may fix during the 7-day period.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1443)

      NRS 176.535  Effect of arresting judgment.  The effect of allowing a motion in arrest of judgment is to place the defendant in the same situation in which the defendant was before the indictment was found or information or complaint filed.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1443)

      NRS 176.545  Procedure after allowance of arrest of judgment.

      1.  If, from the evidence on the trial, there is reasonable ground to believe the defendant guilty, and a new indictment, information or complaint can be framed upon which the defendant may be convicted, the court may order the defendant to be recommitted to the officers of the proper county, or admitted to bail anew to answer the new indictment, information or complaint.

      2.  If the evidence shows the defendant guilty of another offense, the defendant shall be committed or held thereon, and in neither case shall the verdict be a bar to another prosecution.

      3.  But if no evidence appear sufficient to charge the defendant with any offense, the defendant shall, if in custody, be discharged; or, if admitted to bail, the defendant’s bail shall be exonerated; or, if money has been deposited instead of bail, it shall be refunded to the defendant, and the arrest of judgment shall operate as an acquittal of the charge upon which the indictment, information or complaint was founded.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1443)

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

      NRS 176.555  Correction of illegal sentence.  The court may correct an illegal sentence at any time.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1443)

      NRS 176.565  Clerical mistakes.  Clerical mistakes in judgments, orders or other parts of the record and errors in the record arising from oversight or omission may be corrected by the court at any time and after such notice, if any, as the court orders.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1443)