[Rev. 11/21/2013 12:24:34 PM--2013]

CHAPTER 567 - NOXIOUS AND PREDATORY ANIMALS; PROPERTY-DESTROYING BIRDS

STATE PREDATORY ANIMAL AND RODENT COMMITTEE

NRS 567.010           Definitions.

NRS 567.020           Creation.

NRS 567.030           Members.

NRS 567.040           Chair; Secretary.

NRS 567.050           Compensation and expenses of members and Secretary.

NRS 567.060           Location of office of Committee; payment of miscellaneous administrative expenses from State Sheep Inspection Account.

NRS 567.070           Meetings: Call by Secretary.

NRS 567.080           Agreements with United States Department of Agriculture for control of predatory animals, property-destroying birds and rodents.

NRS 567.090           State Predatory Animal and Rodent Account: Deposit of contributions; claims against Account.

COMMITTEE TO CONTROL PREDATORY ANIMALS

NRS 567.100           Definitions.

NRS 567.110           Levy of annual special tax; maximum rate; designation as tax for control of predatory animals; notice to State Department of Agriculture.

NRS 567.120           Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals: Deposit of tax.

NRS 567.125           Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals: Agreement with board of county commissioners for administration; annual statement by county treasurer; reimbursement for administration; termination of agreement.

NRS 567.130           Cooperative agreements with United States Department of Agriculture for control of predatory animals; contributions by Board from Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals.

NRS 567.140           Reports by United States Department of Agriculture regarding disposition of money and results of expenditures.

NRS 567.150           Deposit of money from sale of furs and other contributions; limitation on expenditure.

NRS 567.160           Assistance to Board by advisers selected by woolgrowers’ organizations.

NRS 567.170           Payment of administrative expenses from State Sheep Inspection Account; limitation on payment of administrative expenses.

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STATE PREDATORY ANIMAL AND RODENT COMMITTEE

      NRS 567.010  Definitions.  As used in NRS 567.010 to 567.090, inclusive:

      1.  “Committee” means the State Predatory Animal and Rodent Committee.

      2.  “Property-destroying bird” means starlings, blackbirds, ravens, crows and other birds that damage property, threaten human health or cause a public nuisance.

      [Part 1:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.01]—(NRS A 1967, 1025; 1995, 214)

      NRS 567.020  Creation.  To control predatory animals, property-destroying birds and rodents within the State of Nevada, with money as may be made available to it by contributions from private or public agencies, or otherwise, the State Predatory Animal and Rodent Committee is hereby created within the State Department of Agriculture.

      [Part 1:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.01]—(NRS A 1967, 1025; 1991, 334; 1993, 1743; 1995, 214; 1999, 3682)

      NRS 567.030  Members.  The Committee consists of five members. Two members must be designated by the State Board of Agriculture from among its members, one of which must be the appointee for range or semirange sheep production. One member must be designated by the Board of Wildlife Commissioners from among its members. One member must be designated by the State Board of Health from among its members. One member must be designated by the Nevada Farm Bureau from among its members.

      [Part 1:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.01]—(NRS A 1979, 915; 2003, 2150)

      NRS 567.040  Chair; Secretary.

      1.  Upon and following its organization the Committee shall select its own Chair.

      2.  The Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture shall serve as Secretary of the Committee.

      [Part 1:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.01] + [Part 3:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.03]—(NRS A 2003, 2151)

      NRS 567.050  Compensation and expenses of members and Secretary.

      1.  The members and the Secretary of the Committee shall serve without salary or compensation as such.

      2.  The travel and subsistence expenses of each member and the Secretary incident to attendance at meetings or conferences of the Committee may be defrayed from the funds of the board of which he or she is the designated member or Secretary.

      [Part 1:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.01]

      NRS 567.060  Location of office of Committee; payment of miscellaneous administrative expenses from State Sheep Inspection Account.

      1.  The office of the Committee must be located in the office of the State Board of Agriculture.

      2.  Such miscellaneous administrative expenses as are necessary for the conduct of the Committee’s affairs, aside from travel and subsistence expenses of the members and the Secretary, such as stationery and postage, must be paid from and are a proper charge against the State Sheep Inspection Account of the State Board of Agriculture.

      [Part 1:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.01]—(NRS A 1991, 1794; 1997, 845; 2003, 2151)

      NRS 567.070  Meetings: Call by Secretary.  The Committee’s Secretary shall call the first meeting of the Committee following the designation of its members as provided in NRS 567.030.

      [Part 3:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.03]

      NRS 567.080  Agreements with United States Department of Agriculture for control of predatory animals, property-destroying birds and rodents.  The Committee may enter into agreements from time to time with the United States Department of Agriculture covering cooperative control of predatory animals, property-destroying birds and rodents in and by manners and methods whereby a maximum of protection against losses of property, livestock, poultry, game birds, animals and crops on a statewide basis best can be assured with a maximum of returns for the money expended.

      [2:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.02]—(NRS A 1967, 1025; 1991, 335; 1995, 214)

      NRS 567.090  State Predatory Animal and Rodent Account: Deposit of contributions; claims against Account.

      1.  All contributions of money which the Committee is authorized to accept must be deposited into a special account to be known as the State Predatory Animal and Rodent Account to be held in trust by the State Treasurer for use only in the control of predatory animals, property-destroying birds and rodents, under the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  All claims against the State Predatory Animal and Rodent Account must be approved by at least one member of the Committee, designated for that purpose by the Committee, the Secretary of the Committee and by the State Board of Examiners.

      [4:256:1949; 1943 NCL § 3149.04]—(NRS A 1967, 1025; 1979, 624; 1983, 403; 1995, 214)

COMMITTEE TO CONTROL PREDATORY ANIMALS

      NRS 567.100  Definitions.  As used in NRS 567.100 to 567.170, inclusive:

      1.  “Board” means the State Board of Agriculture.

      2.  “Committee” means the Committee to Control Predatory Animals of the State Board of Agriculture.

      [Part 1:259:1949; A 1951, 67] + [6:259:1949; 1943 NCL § 3902.06]—(NRS A 1985, 306, 746; 1993, 1743; 1995, 214; 1997, 845; 2003, 2151)

      NRS 567.110  Levy of annual special tax; maximum rate; designation as tax for control of predatory animals; notice to State Department of Agriculture.

      1.  Upon receipt of the reports from the State Department of Agriculture pursuant to NRS 575.180, the Board, acting as the Committee to Control Predatory Animals, may levy an annual special tax of not to exceed the equivalent of 20 cents per head on all sheep and goats.

      2.  The special tax is designated as the tax for control of predatory animals.

      3.  Notice of the tax must be sent by the Board to the State Department of Agriculture on or before the first Monday in May of each year.

      [Part 1:259:1949; A 1951, 67]—(NRS A 1979, 961; 1985, 306, 746; 1987, 1311; 1999, 2779; 2001, 1566; 2003, 2151)

      NRS 567.120  Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals: Deposit of tax.  As collected, the money derived from the special levy authorized by NRS 567.110 must be deposited by the proper county officer in the state or county treasury in which the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals is located for credit to that Account, subject only to the orders of the Board.

      [Part 1:259:1949; A 1951, 67]—(NRS A 1983, 403; 1985, 746; 1991, 1794; 1997, 846)

      NRS 567.125  Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals: Agreement with board of county commissioners for administration; annual statement by county treasurer; reimbursement for administration; termination of agreement.

      1.  The Board may enter into a cooperative agreement with a board of county commissioners for the administration of the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals. Upon execution of such an agreement, the State Controller shall transfer all money in the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals in the State General Fund to the appropriate county treasurer for credit to the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals in the county treasury of the county that executed the agreement. The agreement must require the county treasurer to prepare an annual statement that includes an accounting of revenues and expenditures and the balance in the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals. The statement must cover the most recent fiscal year and must be submitted, within 90 days after the end of that fiscal year, to the county treasurer, the Chair of the Board, the Director of the Department of Administration and the Legislative Auditor.

      2.  The agreement may include a provision for reimbursement of the county by the Board of any reasonable costs of administering the Account.

      3.  Upon termination of an agreement executed pursuant to subsection 1, the county treasurer shall transfer all money in the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals in the county treasury to the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals in the county treasury of another county that executed an agreement pursuant to subsection 1 or, if no such agreement has been executed, to the State Controller for deposit in the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals in the State General Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 845; A 2009, 1030)

      NRS 567.130  Cooperative agreements with United States Department of Agriculture for control of predatory animals; contributions by Board from Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals.

      1.  The Board, acting as the Committee, may:

      (a) Enter into cooperative agreements with the United States Department of Agriculture in its program of predatory animal control.

      (b) Contribute money to aid the program from the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreements and within the limitations of the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals.

      2.  The Board may withdraw money from the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals for this purpose only and the money withdrawn must be made available from the Account by the proper authorities of the State or county in the amounts and for the purposes for which the money is withdrawn.

      [2:259:1949; 1943 NCL § 3902.02]—(NRS A 1985, 746; 1991, 335, 1794, 1826; 1997, 846)

      NRS 567.140  Reports by United States Department of Agriculture regarding disposition of money and results of expenditures.  In the case of any money made available to the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to the provisions of NRS 567.100 to 567.170, inclusive, the United States Department of Agriculture shall furnish to the Board, as soon as practicable after the succeeding date of June 30 of each year concerned, a detailed statement of its disposition of the money and a report of the results accomplished thereby.

      [3:259:1949; 1943 NCL § 3902.03]—(NRS A 1991, 335)

      NRS 567.150  Deposit of money from sale of furs and other contributions; limitation on expenditure.  Any money from the sale of furs received by the Board from the United States Department of Agriculture or any other contributions which are received by the Board for aiding in control of predatory animals must be deposited by the Board in the state or county treasury in which the Woolgrowers’ State Account for Control of Predatory Animals is located, for credit to that Account, and may only be expended in accordance with the provisions of NRS 567.100 to 567.170, inclusive.

      [4:259:1949; 1943 NCL § 3902.04]—(NRS A 1985, 747; 1991, 335, 1794, 1827; 1997, 846)

      NRS 567.160  Assistance to Board by advisers selected by woolgrowers’ organizations.  To further the purposes of NRS 567.100 to 567.170, inclusive, the Board is empowered and directed, in deciding upon the amount of the rate to be levied each year and the terms of cooperative agreements as provided for in NRS 567.130, to recognize and consider the counsel of any committees of advisers selected by any woolgrower organization which the Board considers to be representative of the State’s woolgrowing industry.

      [7:259:1949; 1943 NCL § 3902.07]

      NRS 567.170  Payment of administrative expenses from State Sheep Inspection Account; limitation on payment of administrative expenses.  Necessary administrative expenses incurred by the Board in carrying out the provisions of NRS 567.100 to 567.170, inclusive, are a proper charge against and payable from the State Sheep Inspection Account, except that such administrative expenses must not exceed 5 percent of the annual collected tax receipts.

      [5:259:1949; 1943 NCL § 3902.05]—(NRS A 1991, 1794; 1997, 846; 2003, 2151)