[Rev. 11/21/2013 11:58:50 AM--2013]

TITLE 43 - PUBLIC SAFETY; VEHICLES; WATERCRAFT

CHAPTER 480 - ADMINISTRATION OF LAWS RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 480.010           Definitions.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

NRS 480.100           Creation; powers and duties set forth in chapter.

NRS 480.110           Department to execute, administer and enforce, and perform functions and duties provided in certain other chapters and sections of NRS.

NRS 480.120           Director of Department: Creation of office; appointment; classification; other employment prohibited; employment of deputies and staff.

NRS 480.130           Divisions of Department.

NRS 480.140           Functions and responsibilities of divisions.

NRS 480.150           General duties and powers of Director.

NRS 480.160           Main office of Department to be kept in Carson City; maintenance of branch offices.

NRS 480.170           Deposit of money collected or received by certain divisions.

NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL

NRS 480.300           Creation of division.

NRS 480.310           Composition.

NRS 480.320           Payment of cadets.

NRS 480.330           Powers and duties of Chief; appointment of personnel to protect life and property and enforce state law.

NRS 480.340           Contracts to provide services relating to control of vehicular traffic in connection with special events.

NRS 480.350           Qualifications of appointed personnel.

NRS 480.360           Duties of personnel.

NRS 480.370           Nevada Highway Patrol Revolving Account: Creation; permissible use; administration; amount of money to be deposited.

INVESTIGATION DIVISION

NRS 480.400           Definitions.

NRS 480.410           “Investigation Division” defined.

NRS 480.420           “Off-road vehicle” defined.

NRS 480.430           “Special mobile equipment” defined.

NRS 480.440           “Vehicle” defined.

NRS 480.450           Composition of Division.

NRS 480.460           Duties of Chief of Division.

NRS 480.470           Additional duties of Chief of Division; powers of Chief; accounting for and expenditure of money.

NRS 480.480           Agreements with other law enforcement agencies; powers and responsibilities of peace officer acting pursuant to agreement.

NRS 480.490           Appointment of persons with special skills or training; “category I peace officer” defined.

NRS 480.500           Identification of dead bodies; missing persons.

NRS 480.510           Sheriffs and chiefs of police to furnish to Division certain information concerning violations connected to controlled substances, dangerous drugs and theft of vehicles.

NRS 480.520           Authority of Director to expend appropriated money to purchase or otherwise obtain evidence; duty of State Controller; keeping of money.

ACCIDENT REPORTS; LOCATING STOLEN VEHICLES

NRS 480.600           Duty of Nevada Highway Patrol and Investigation Division to provide copies of accident reports, statements by witnesses and photographs upon request; timing; fee for reproduction; exceptions.

NRS 480.610           Inspections for purpose of locating stolen vehicles: Authority to conduct; timing; privately owned terminals and parking facilities; definitions.

ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN ACCOUNTS

NRS 480.800           Justice Assistance Grant Trust Account.

NRS 480.810           Account for Reentry Programs.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 480.010  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Department” means the Department of Public Safety.

      2.  “Director” means the Director of the Department of Public Safety.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532)

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

      NRS 480.100  Creation; powers and duties set forth in chapter.

      1.  The Department of Public Safety is hereby created.

      2.  The Department is vested with the powers and authority provided in this chapter and shall carry out the purposes of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532)

      NRS 480.110  Department to execute, administer and enforce, and perform functions and duties provided in certain other chapters and sections of NRS.  Except as otherwise provided therein, the Department shall execute, administer and enforce, and perform the functions and duties provided in:

      1.  Chapters 176A and 213 of NRS relating to parole and probation;

      2.  Chapter 414 of NRS relating to emergency management;

      3.  Chapter 453 of NRS relating to controlled substances and chapter 454 of NRS relating to dangerous drugs;

      4.  Chapter 459 of NRS relating to the transportation of hazardous materials;

      5.  Chapter 477 of NRS relating to the State Fire Marshal; and

      6.  NRS 486.363 to 486.377, inclusive, relating to the education and safety of motorcycle riders.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532; A 2003, 415)

      NRS 480.120  Director of Department: Creation of office; appointment; classification; other employment prohibited; employment of deputies and staff.

      1.  The office of Director is hereby created within the Department of Public Safety.

      2.  The Director of the Department:

      (a) Is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor;

      (b) Must be appointed with special reference to his or her training, experience, capacity and interest in the field of administration or the administering of laws relating to public safety;

      (c) Is in the unclassified service of the State; and

      (d) Shall devote his or her entire time and attention to the business of the office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      3.  The Director may, within the limits of legislative appropriations, employ such deputy directors as may be needed for the administration of the Department. A deputy director:

      (a) Serves at the pleasure of the Director;

      (b) Must be appointed with special reference to his or her training, experience, capacity and interest in the field of administration or the administering of laws relating to public safety;

      (c) Is in the unclassified service of the State; and

      (d) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 284.143, shall devote his or her entire time and attention to the business of the office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      4.  The Director shall appoint such technical, clerical and operational staff as the execution of his or her duties and the operation of the Department may require.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532)

      NRS 480.130  Divisions of Department.  The Department consists of:

      1.  An Investigation Division;

      2.  A Nevada Highway Patrol Division;

      3.  A Division of Emergency Management;

      4.  A State Fire Marshal Division;

      5.  A Division of Parole and Probation;

      6.  A Capitol Police Division;

      7.  A Training Division; and

      8.  A General Services Division.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2533; A 2007, 2926; 2011, 1069; 2013, 2099)

      NRS 480.140  Functions and responsibilities of divisions.  The primary functions and responsibilities of the divisions of the Department are as follows:

      1.  The Investigation Division shall:

      (a) Execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 453 of NRS relating to controlled substances and chapter 454 of NRS relating to dangerous drugs;

      (b) Assist the Secretary of State in carrying out an investigation pursuant to NRS 293.124; and

      (c) Perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to this chapter and any other specific statute.

      2.  The Nevada Highway Patrol Division shall, in conjunction with the Department of Motor Vehicles, execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapters 484A to 484E, inclusive, of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to NRS 480.360 and any other specific statute.

      3.  The Division of Emergency Management shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 414 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 414 of NRS and any other specific statute.

      4.  The State Fire Marshal Division shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 477 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 477 of NRS and any other specific statute.

      5.  The Division of Parole and Probation shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapters 176A and 213 of NRS relating to parole and probation and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to those chapters and any other specific statute.

      6.  The Capitol Police Division shall assist in the enforcement of subsection 1 of NRS 331.140.

      7.  The Training Division shall provide training to the employees of the Department.

      8.  The General Services Division shall:

      (a) Execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 179A of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 179A of NRS and any other specific statute;

      (b) Provide dispatch services for the Department and other agencies as determined by the Director;

      (c) Maintain records of the Department as determined by the Director; and

      (d) Provide support services to the Director, the divisions of the Department and the Nevada Criminal Justice Information System as may be imposed by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2533; A 2007, 2927; 2011, 1069; 2013, 2100)

      NRS 480.150  General duties and powers of Director.

      1.  The Director shall:

      (a) Direct and supervise all administrative and technical activities of the Department.

      (b) Formulate the policies of the Department and the various divisions thereof.

      (c) Coordinate the activities of the various divisions of the Department.

      (d) Furnish fiscal, accounting and other administrative services to the various divisions of the Department.

      (e) Adopt such regulations as he or she deems necessary for the operation of the Department and the enforcement of all laws administered by the Department.

      2.  The Director may delegate to the officers and employees of the Department such authorities and responsibilities not otherwise delegated by a specific statute as the Director deems necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2534; A 2011, 1070)

      NRS 480.160  Main office of Department to be kept in Carson City; maintenance of branch offices.

      1.  The Department shall keep its main office at Carson City, Nevada, in rooms provided by the Buildings and Grounds Section of the State Public Works Division of the Department of Administration.

      2.  The Department may maintain such branch offices throughout the State as the Director deems necessary for the efficient operation of the Department and the various divisions thereof in space provided by the Buildings and Grounds Section. Any leases or agreements entered into pursuant to this subsection must be executed in accordance with the provisions of NRS 331.110.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2534; A 2011, 2554, 2985)

      NRS 480.170  Deposit of money collected or received by certain divisions.  Money collected or received by:

      1.  The Division of Emergency Management pursuant to chapter 414 of NRS; or

      2.  The State Fire Marshal Division pursuant to chapter 477 of NRS,

Ê must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the appropriate accounts of the respective divisions.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2534)

NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL

      NRS 480.300  Creation of division.  There is hereby created within the Department a division to be known as the Nevada Highway Patrol.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.310  Composition.  The Nevada Highway Patrol is composed of the following personnel appointed by the Director:

      1.  One Chief; and

      2.  Such number of inspectors, supervisors, troopers and commercial officers as the Director determines necessary to perform the duties set forth in NRS 480.360, within the limits of legislative appropriations therefor.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.320  Payment of cadets.  The Nevada Highway Patrol shall not authorize any payment to a cadet for remaining ready for duty if the cadet is attending an authorized training academy for which room and board is provided at no cost to the cadet.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.330  Powers and duties of Chief; appointment of personnel to protect life and property and enforce state law.

      1.  The Chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol is the chief officer of the Nevada Highway Patrol and has the powers and duties provided in NRS 480.360, which must be performed under the direction and supervision of the Director.

      2.  When requested by the Governor to preserve order, protect life or property and enforce the laws of this State, the Chief may appoint such personnel of the Nevada Highway Patrol as may be necessary for that purpose. The salaries and expenses of the personnel incidental to those operations must be paid out of appropriations for the Department from the State General Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.340  Contracts to provide services relating to control of vehicular traffic in connection with special events.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol may enter into a contract with any person or governmental agency to provide services for the control of vehicular traffic related to or affected by any special event sponsored by the person or agency.

      2.  Any such contract:

      (a) Must require the sponsor of the special event to reimburse the Nevada Highway Patrol for the cost of the services provided.

      (b) May require the sponsor to furnish a bond to ensure that reimbursement is made.

      (c) Is subject to the following limitations:

             (1) The services provided pursuant to the contract must be provided by personnel of the Nevada Highway Patrol or other qualified personnel of the Department.

             (2) The services required must not impair the ability of the Nevada Highway Patrol to perform its customary duties.

      3.  Any money received by the Nevada Highway Patrol pursuant to such a contract must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the State Highway Fund.

      4.  As used in this section, “special event” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.800.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535; A 2005, 676; 2007, 2043)

      NRS 480.350  Qualifications of appointed personnel.  Personnel appointed for duty in the Nevada Highway Patrol must:

      1.  Be persons qualified at the time of their appointment with the knowledge of all traffic laws of this State and the provisions of chapters 482, 483 and 706 of NRS.

      2.  Be versed in all laws relating to the powers of police officers as to traffic law violations and other offenses committed over and along the highways of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.360  Duties of personnel.  The duties of the personnel of the Nevada Highway Patrol include, without limitation:

      1.  To police the public highways of this State, to enforce and to aid in enforcing thereon all the traffic laws of the State of Nevada and to enforce all other laws of this State when:

      (a) In the apprehension or pursuit of an offender or suspected offender;

      (b) Making arrests for crimes committed in their presence or upon or adjacent to the highways of this State; or

      (c) Making arrests pursuant to a warrant in the officer’s possession or communicated to the officer.

      2.  To investigate accidents on all primary and secondary highways within the State of Nevada resulting in personal injury, property damage or death, and to gather evidence to prosecute any person guilty of any violation of the law contributing to the happening of such an accident.

      3.  In conjunction with the Department of Motor Vehicles, to enforce the provisions of chapters 365, 366, 408, 482 to 486, inclusive, 487 and 706 of NRS.

      4.  To enforce the provisions of laws and regulations relating to motor carriers, the safety of their vehicles and equipment, and their transportation of hazardous materials and other cargo.

      5.  To maintain the repository for information concerning hazardous materials in Nevada and to carry out its duties pursuant to chapter 459 of NRS concerning the transportation of hazardous materials.

      6.  To perform such other duties in connection with those specified in this section as may be imposed by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536; A 2001, 2639; 2005, 676; 2007, 2927)

      NRS 480.370  Nevada Highway Patrol Revolving Account: Creation; permissible use; administration; amount of money to be deposited.  The Nevada Highway Patrol Revolving Account is hereby created as a special account in the State Highway Fund and must be used for making change in the main and branch offices of the Nevada Highway Patrol. The Account must be administered by the Chief of the Highway Patrol. The State Board of Examiners shall determine the amount of money to be deposited in the Account, within the limits of money available for that purpose.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 676)

INVESTIGATION DIVISION

      NRS 480.400  Definitions.  As used in NRS 480.400 to 480.520, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 480.410 to 480.440, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.410  “Investigation Division” defined.  “Investigation Division” means the Investigation Division of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.420  “Off-road vehicle” defined.  “Off-road vehicle” means a vehicle which is intended for recreational or industrial use and which is not intended or designed for use on a public highway.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.430  “Special mobile equipment” defined.  “Special mobile equipment” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.123.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.440  “Vehicle” defined.  “Vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.135.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.450  Composition of Division.  The Investigation Division is composed of:

      1.  A Chief appointed by the Director; and

      2.  Within the limits of legislative appropriations, a number of investigators and agents which the Director determines to be sufficient to carry out the duties of the Division, who are employed in the classified service of the State.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.460  Duties of Chief of Division.  The Chief of the Investigation Division shall:

      1.  Furnish services relating to the investigation of crimes, including interrogation with the use of polygraph instruments, upon the request of the Attorney General or any sheriff, chief of police or district attorney.

      2.  Disseminate information relating to the dangers of the use of controlled substances and dangerous drugs.

      3.  Provide and operate a system of recording all information received by the Investigation Division relating to persons who have alleged connections with organized crime or have some connection with violations of laws regulating controlled substances or dangerous drugs.

      4.  Arrange for the purchase of controlled substances and dangerous drugs when such a purchase is necessary in an investigation of offenses relating to controlled substances and dangerous drugs.

      5.  Procure from law enforcement agencies and other reliable sources information relating to violators of laws which govern controlled substances and dangerous drugs, including information about their character, probable motives, circumstances of arrest, methods of operation and other pertinent information.

      6.  Enforce the provisions of chapter 453 of NRS.

      7.  Furnish information relating to any person of whom he or she maintains a record to any law enforcement agency.

      8.  Assist the Secretary of State in carrying out an investigation pursuant to NRS 293.124.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536; A 2009, 37)

      NRS 480.470  Additional duties of Chief of Division; powers of Chief; accounting for and expenditure of money.

      1.  The Chief of the Investigation Division shall:

      (a) Investigate and enforce the provisions of law relating to theft and fraud in matters concerning vehicles, including special mobile equipment and off-road vehicles.

      (b) Procure from law enforcement agencies and other reliable sources information relating to violators of laws that govern theft and fraud relating to vehicles, including special mobile equipment and off-road vehicles. The information may concern the character of the violators, their probable motives, the circumstances of their arrests and their methods of operation, and may include any other pertinent information.

      (c) Establish and conduct proactive law enforcement programs intended to reduce the incidence of commercial theft and fraud related to vehicles.

      2.  To carry out the provisions of this section, the Chief of the Investigation Division may:

      (a) Accept gifts and grants of money from any person or governmental agency; and

      (b) Employ or contract with persons to provide professional or technical assistance to the Division, payable from the money accepted pursuant to this section.

      3.  Money accepted by the Chief pursuant to this section must be accounted for separately in the State General Fund and is hereby authorized for expenditure to:

      (a) Pay the cost of carrying out the duties of the Chief set forth in this section.

      (b) Conduct educational programs to provide information to owners of vehicles, including special mobile equipment and off-road vehicles, concerning the prevention and reduction of commercial theft and fraud related to vehicles.

      (c) Provide such equipment as the Chief determines is necessary to test methods of preventing or reducing commercial theft and fraud related to vehicles.

      4.  As used in this section, “commercial theft” means the theft of vehicles, including special mobile equipment and off-road vehicles, for financial gain.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2537)

      NRS 480.480  Agreements with other law enforcement agencies; powers and responsibilities of peace officer acting pursuant to agreement.  The Chief of the Investigation Division may enter into agreements with any state or local law enforcement agency in this State or in any other state to carry out the duties of the Division. A peace officer, while carrying out the duties of the Investigation Division pursuant to such an agreement, has the same powers and responsibilities as an investigator of the Investigation Division.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2538)

      NRS 480.490  Appointment of persons with special skills or training; “category I peace officer” defined.

      1.  If circumstances require the appointment of persons with special skills or training, the Chief of the Investigation Division may appoint persons as investigators who have those special skills or training and have completed the requirements for the training of a category I peace officer. A person appointed as an investigator has the powers of a peace officer while carrying out the duties assigned to him or her by the Chief or a person designated by the Chief.

      2.  As used in this section, “category I peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.610.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2538)

      NRS 480.500  Identification of dead bodies; missing persons.

      1.  When a coroner is unable to establish the identity of a dead body by means other than by dental records, the coroner shall have a dental examination of the body made by a dentist. The dentist shall prepare a record of his or her findings and forward it to the coroner, who shall enter the information into the computer for the National Crime Information Center.

      2.  Each sheriff, chief of police or other law enforcement agency which receives a report of a person missing under suspicious circumstances who is 18 years of age or older shall:

      (a) Notify immediately such persons and make inquiries concerning the missing person as the agency deems necessary; and

      (b) Enter the information concerning the missing person into the computer for the National Crime Information Center.

      3.  The sheriff, chief of police or other law enforcement agency shall request the written consent of the next of kin or guardian of a person who has been reported to him or her as missing for 30 days or more to obtain certain identifying information about the missing person that the National Crime Information Center recommends be provided from the appropriate providers of medical care. After receiving the written consent, the sheriff, chief of police or other law enforcement agency shall obtain the identifying information from the providers of medical care and enter that information and any other relevant information into the computer for the National Crime Information Center for comparison with the identifying information that is on file concerning unidentified deceased persons. This subsection does not prevent the voluntary release of identifying information about the missing person by the next of kin or guardian of the missing person at any time.

      4.  The next of kin or guardian of the person reported as missing shall promptly notify the appropriate law enforcement agency when the missing person is found.

      5.  The sheriff, chief of police or other law enforcement agency shall update the records entered into the computer for the National Crime Information Center when a missing person has been found.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2538; A 2009, 38)

      NRS 480.510  Sheriffs and chiefs of police to furnish to Division certain information concerning violations connected to controlled substances, dangerous drugs and theft of vehicles.  Each sheriff and chief of police shall furnish to the Investigation Division, on forms approved by the Division, all information obtained in an investigation or a prosecution of any person who has been alleged to have violated any criminal law of this State if in the investigation of the violation it appears that there is some connection with:

      1.  Controlled substances or dangerous drugs; or

      2.  The theft of vehicles, including special mobile equipment or off-road vehicles.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2539)

      NRS 480.520  Authority of Director to expend appropriated money to purchase or otherwise obtain evidence; duty of State Controller; keeping of money.

      1.  The Director may, as he or she determines necessary, to assist local law enforcement agencies or the Investigation Division in the purchase of evidence and in employing persons other than peace officers to obtain evidence, expend money appropriated for such a purpose.

      2.  Upon receiving a written request from the Director for money appropriated pursuant to this section, the State Controller shall draw a warrant, payable to the Director, in an amount which does not exceed any limit set by the Legislature in the appropriation.

      3.  The Director may keep money drawn pursuant to this section in accounts in one or more banks or credit unions or in cash.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2539)

ACCIDENT REPORTS; LOCATING STOLEN VEHICLES

      NRS 480.600  Duty of Nevada Highway Patrol and Investigation Division to provide copies of accident reports, statements by witnesses and photographs upon request; timing; fee for reproduction; exceptions.  The Nevada Highway Patrol and the Investigation Division of the Department shall, within 7 days after receipt of a written request of a person who claims to have sustained damages as a result of an accident, or the person’s legal representative or insurer, and upon receipt of a reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction, provide the person, legal representative or insurer, as applicable, with a copy of the accident report and all statements by witnesses and photographs in the possession or under the control of the Nevada Highway Patrol or the Investigation Division that concern the accident, unless:

      1.  The materials are privileged or confidential pursuant to a specific statute; or

      2.  The accident involved:

      (a) The death or substantial bodily harm of a person;

      (b) Failure to stop at the scene of an accident; or

      (c) The commission of a felony.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2539; A 2005, 701)

      NRS 480.610  Inspections for purpose of locating stolen vehicles: Authority to conduct; timing; privately owned terminals and parking facilities; definitions.

      1.  For the purpose of locating stolen vehicles, except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, an employee of the Department or a local law enforcement agency whose primary responsibility is to conduct investigations involving the theft of motor vehicles, may inspect:

      (a) The identification numbers of a vehicle that is on the highway or in any garage, repair shop, terminal, parking facility, establishment where new or used vehicles or equipment for vehicles are sold, leased or rented, vehicle salvage pool or any other similar establishment, or any commercial location where agricultural or construction work is being actively performed; and

      (b) The title or registration of a vehicle described in paragraph (a) to determine the rightful ownership or possession of the vehicle or an identifiable component part.

      2.  Whenever possible, a person who conducts an inspection pursuant to this section shall conduct the inspection during normal business hours and in such a manner as to minimize any interference with or delay of the business operations of the establishment where the inspection takes place.

      3.  A person may not conduct an inspection pursuant to this section of a terminal that is privately owned or a parking facility that is privately owned unless, before conducting the inspection, the person obtains permission to conduct the inspection from:

      (a) The owner of the terminal or parking facility; or

      (b) An agent or representative of the owner who has been authorized by the owner to grant permission to a person seeking to conduct an inspection pursuant to this section.

      4.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Garage” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 487.540.

      (b) “Identifiable component part” means a component of a motor vehicle that may be distinguished from other similar components by a serial number or other distinguishing number, sign or mark.

      (c) “Local law enforcement agency” means:

             (1) The sheriff’s office of a county;

             (2) A metropolitan police department; or

             (3) A police department of an incorporated city.

      (d) “Parking facility” means a parking deck, parking garage, parking structure or paved or unpaved parking lot that members of the public regularly enter, are reasonably likely to enter, or are invited or permitted to enter as invitees or licensees.

      (e) “Terminal” means a terminal that members of the public regularly enter, are reasonably likely to enter, or are invited or permitted to enter as invitees or licensees.

      (f) “Vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.135.

      (Added to NRS 2001, 2539)

ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN ACCOUNTS

      NRS 480.800  Justice Assistance Grant Trust Account.

      1.  The Justice Assistance Grant Trust Account is hereby created in the State General Fund. All money received by the State of Nevada pursuant to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3750 et seq., must be deposited in the Trust Account.

      2.  The Director shall administer the Trust Account.

      3.  The money in the Trust Account may only be expended in accordance with the provisions of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3750 et seq., and any regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      4.  The interest and income earned on the money in the Trust Account, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the Trust Account.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2866)

      NRS 480.810  Account for Reentry Programs.

      1.  The Account for Reentry Programs is hereby created in the State General Fund. The Account must be administered by the Director or a designee of the Director.

      2.  The Director or designee may apply for and accept any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money for the use of the Account.

      3.  All money received for the use of the Account pursuant to subsection 2 or NRS 209.4889 or from any other source must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Account.

      4.  All expenditures from the Account must be approved by the Director or designee, in accordance with procedures established by regulation by the Director. The Director may designate an advisory group to assist in the preparation of such procedures. The money in the Account may be expended only to pay necessary administrative costs and to pay for programs for reentry of persons into the community upon their release from incarceration, including, without limitation, judicial programs, training programs and programs for the treatment of addiction.

      5.  The interest and income earned on the money in the Account, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the Account. All claims against the Account must be paid as other claims against the State are paid.

      6.  To the extent money is available in the Account, the Director or designee may enter into one or more contracts with one or more public or private entities to provide services to persons participating in a program for reentry into the community upon their release from incarceration.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2594; A 2011, 450)