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69th (1997) Session
Bills Effective January 1, 1998



Bills that have at least one section effective January 1, 1998

(An asterisk after the bill number denotes multiple effective dates; refer to the Bill for a list of the dates)
Bill NumberBill Title
AB170*AN ACT relating to domestic violence; creating the repository for information concerning orders for protection against domestic violence within the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history; requiring certain persons to transmit certain information regarding orders for protection against domestic violence to the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history; authorizing a justice of the peace and a municipal court judge to suspend the sentence of a person convicted of a misdemeanor that constitutes domestic violence for not more than 3 years under certain circumstances; making various changes concerning the penalties imposed for committing a battery that constitutes domestic violence; requiring a court to register certain orders for protection against domestic violence issued by a court located outside this state; creating the office of ombudsman for victims of domestic violence; creating an account for programs related to domestic violence; requiring the appointment of a committee on domestic violence; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
AB343*AN ACT relating to the supreme court of the State of Nevada; increasing the number of justices; providing for the election of the additional justices; authorizing the use of panels; providing for the abolishment of the positions of the additional justices in certain circumstances; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
AB401*AN ACT relating to public welfare; making various statutory changes in accordance with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; limiting the eligibility of aliens for certain public benefits; providing for the establishment of programs to provide assistance for the care and development of children and to provide temporary assistance for needy families; revising the powers and duties of the state welfare board and the welfare division of the department of human resources; requiring the department of employment, training and rehabilitation to employ job development coordinators to promote the creation of jobs for recipients of public assistance; revising the provisions governing the establishment of paternity and the enforcement of an obligation for the support of a child; requiring the inclusion of social security numbers in certain documents; adopting the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; providing procedures for the protection of confidential information relating to persons who apply for or receive medical or financial assistance from counties; requiring the establishment of a directory of newly hired employees and the submission by employers of certain information to the directory; providing civil penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
AB521*AN ACT relating to insurance; making various changes relating to the availability and portability of health insurance for individuals, small employers and groups in certain circumstances; providing certain minimum benefits for mothers and newborn infants; providing parity for benefits for treatment of mental health in certain circumstances; establishing a program of reinsurance to insure certain eligible employees and persons; creating a board of directors of the program of reinsurance and defining its duties; providing for an assessment to pay for the program of reinsurance; providing certain civil immunity relating to the program of reinsurance; creating a committee on health benefit plans and defining its duties; providing penalties; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
AB609*AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; providing for the electronic transmission of documents related to claims; clarifying the authority of insurers to purchase annuities for the payment of claims; authorizing the manager of the state industrial insurance system to establish a plan for designating small employers for the purposes of establishing their premiums; revising the provisions governing the financial administration of the system; repealing the provisions authorizing the imposition of a surcharge to ensure the solvency of the system; restricting, for a limited period, the manner in which private carriers may determine premiums for insured employers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
AB641AN ACT relating to motor vehicles; revising the provisions governing certain fees paid to the department of motor vehicles and public safety concerning the control of emissions from motor vehicles; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB105*AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; requiring insurers to issue certificates of insurance to employers for whom the insurers provide industrial insurance; requiring employers to post those certificates at their places of business; authorizing the fraud control unit for industrial insurance established within the office of the attorney general to review the index of claims established by the administrator of the division of industrial relations of the department of business and industry; clarifying the penalty that may be imposed if an insurer fails to provide information for the index of claims; revising the provisions relating to fraudulent practices; requiring the administrator and the fraud control unit to establish certain procedures relating to the enforcement of the provisions prohibiting fraudulent practices; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB246*AN ACT relating to insurance; eliminating the prospective requirement for the prepayment of the insurance premium tax; revising the date on which annual reports are due; revising the time within which quarterly payments are payable; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB314*AN ACT relating to common-interest ownership; establishing various requirements for meetings of units' owners associations; establishing the office of the ombudsman for owners in common-interest communities; requiring certain associations to pay an annual fee for the operation of the office; establishing requirements for an information statement that must be given, under certain circumstances, to a purchaser of a unit within a common-interest community; prohibiting an association from foreclosing a lien by sale under certain circumstances; prohibiting an association from exercising the power of eminent domain; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB428AN ACT relating to health insurance; revising provisions mandating benefits for the treatment of the abuse of alcohol or drugs; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB434*AN ACT relating to taxes; requiring that the tax imposed on certain special fuel be collected by special fuel dealers; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB450AN ACT relating to child care; reducing the amount of the business tax for a business that provides for the care of the children of certain employees; providing immunity from civil liability to an employer for certain acts relating to child care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB460*AN ACT relating to state financial administration; specifying the manner in which parts of the proposed budget for the executive department of the state government are confidential; revising deadlines for the submission of certain budgetary information; revising the provisions governing the procedure for the revision of work programs and allotments and acceptance of gifts and grants by state agencies; repealing the prospective expiration of certain provisions relating to governmental budgets; revising the effective dates of various legislative measures; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
SB482*AN ACT relating to education; requiring the department of education to evaluate the performance of public schools; placing a school on academic probation under certain circumstances based upon its evaluation; requiring the department under certain circumstances to establish a panel to supervise the academic probation of a school; revising the provisions relating to the accountability of public schools; revising provisions governing the financial reports of a school district; creating a commission on educational technology; revising provisions governing the administration of certain examinations to pupils; requiring pupils to participate in remedial programs under certain circumstances; creating a legislative committee on education; creating a legislative bureau of educational accountability and program evaluation; creating a council to establish academic standards for public schools; requiring the state board of education to adopt the academic standards; making appropriations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.



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