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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 241 (Chapter 120, AB 158)ê

 

and elections in this state; and that I will qualify for the office if elected thereto; and my name shall appear on all ballots as here designated.

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                                                                                                (Designation of name)

                                                                                    .................................................................

                                                                                     (Signature of candidate for office)

 

Subscribed and sworn to before

me this ........... day of ......................, 19.......

.....................................................................

       Notary Public (or other officer

    authorized to administer an oath)

 

      3.  A person may be a candidate under the name by which he is a voter, or under any other name which he has borne and by which he is known in the community where he resides.

      4.  The party designation in nonpartisan elections shall not be shown on the declaration of candidacy.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 293.195 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.195  1.  Judicial offices, school offices and members of boards of hospital trustees of public hospitals are hereby designated nonpartisan offices.

      2.  No words designating the party affiliation of a candidate for nonpartisan offices [shall] may be printed upon the ballot. [or ballot label.]

      Sec. 4.  NRS 293.205 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.205  1.  On or before the 1st Wednesday in July of every even-numbered year, the county clerk shall establish election precincts, define the boundaries thereof, abolish, alter, consolidate and designate precincts as public convenience, necessity and economy may require in accordance with NRS 293.207 to [293.215,] 293.213, inclusive.

      2.  On or before the 1st Wednesday in May in each year when a President of the United States is to be nominated and elected, the county clerk shall establish and define the boundaries of presidential primary election districts as provided in NRS 298.145.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 293.218 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.218  The county clerk may provide by rule or regulation for the:

      1.  Recommendation, by the persons selected as chairman of election boards, of suitable persons to serve as members of election boards; and

      2.  Recommendation by the chairmen of suitable persons to serve in the case of vacancies. [; and

      3.  Delegations of responsibility for instruction of the members of the election board required by NRS 293A.350 to the chairman.]

      Sec. 6.  NRS 293.227 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.227  1.  [In any precinct or district where ballots are used, the election board shall consist of five] Each election board consists of at least three members, one of whom shall be designated chairman by the county clerk. Such boards shall make the records of election required by this chapter.


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      2.  The county clerk shall conduct or cause to be conducted, at least 5 days prior to the date of the election for which the boards are appointed, a school for the chairmen for the purpose of acquainting such chairmen with the election laws, duties of election boards, the [rules and] regulations of the secretary of state and with the procedure for making the records of election and using the register for election boards. If the person appointed chairman is unable for any reason to attend such school, he shall appoint some other member of his election board to attend such school in his stead.

      3.  The board of county commissioners of any county may reimburse the chairmen or their designates who attend such school for their travel expenses at a rate not exceeding 10 cents per mile.

      4.  Each chairman shall instruct his board before election day.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 293.243 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.243  1.  [In counties where voting machines are used, the county clerk shall appoint one or more absent ballot central counting boards to count the absent ballot votes cast by the registered voters in such county, as received in the mails by the county clerk or voted in person at his office.

      2.  Such counting board shall consist of four or more] An absent ballot central counting board consists of election board officers appointed in such numbers as the county clerk determines to be required by the volume of absent ballots requested.

      [3.]  2.  The county clerk’s deputies who perform duties in connection with elections shall be considered officers of the absent ballot central counting board.

      [4.]  3.  When requested by the county clerk, the sheriff shall appoint a deputy sheriff to keep order during such counting board’s counting of the absent ballot votes.

      [5.]  4.  The counting of the absent ballot votes shall be in public.

      [6.]  5.  Such counting board shall be under the direction of the county clerk.

      [7.]  6.  Members of the absent ballot central counting board shall begin the performance of their duties as soon as the polls close, and shall continue in session until all the votes cast on absent voters’ ballots are counted.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 293.250 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.250  1.  The secretary of state shall, in a manner consistent with the election laws of this state, prescribe the form of all ballots, absent ballots, diagrams, sample ballots, certificates, notices, declarations, affidavits of registration, lists, applications, pollbooks, registers, rosters, statements and abstracts required by the election laws of this state.

      2.  He shall prescribe the arrangement of the matter to be printed on every kind of ballot, [and label,] including:

      (a) The placement and listing of all offices, candidates and issues upon which voting is statewide, which shall be uniform throughout the state.

      (b) The listing of all other candidates required to file with him, and the order of listing all offices, candidates and issues upon which voting is not statewide, from which each county clerk shall prepare appropriate ballot forms for use in his county.


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      (c) A condensation of each issue or proposition or constitutional amendment into a question not exceeding 25 words, written in easily understood language. Each such condensation shall be placed nearest the spaces or devices for indicating the voter’s choice.

      3.  The names of candidates for township and legislative or special district offices shall be printed only on the ballots furnished to voters of such township or district.

      4.  County clerks may divide paper ballots into two sheets in such a manner as to provide a clear understanding and grouping of all questions and candidates.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 293.257 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.257  1.  There shall be a separate primary ballot for each political party and a separate nonpartisan primary ballot.

      2.  The names of candidates for partisan offices who have designated a political party in the declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy shall appear on the primary ballot of the political party designated.

      3.  The names of candidates for nonpartisan offices shall appear on all nonpartisan ballots. [and ballot labels.]

      Sec. 10.  NRS 293.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.270  1.  Voting at any primary or general election shall be on printed ballots or [voting machine ballot labels.] by any other system approved by the secretary of state or specifically authorized by law.

      2.  Voting shall be only upon candidates whose names appear upon the ballot [or ballot labels] prepared by the election officials, and no person may write in the name of an additional candidate for any office.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 293.273 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.273  1.  Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3 and NRS 293.305, at all elections held under the provisions of this Title, the polls shall open at 8 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

      2.  In counties where a punchcard voting system or [voting machines are] other system in which ballots are counted by an electronic computer or tabular is used, the polls shall open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

      3.  Whenever at any election all the votes of the precinct or district, as shown on the checklist and roster, have been cast, the election board officers shall close the polls, and the counting of votes shall begin and continue without unnecessary delay until the count is completed.

      4.  Upon opening the polls one of the election board officers shall cause a proclamation to be made that all present may be aware of the fact that applications of registered voters to vote will be received.

      5.  No person other than election board officers engaged in receiving, preparing or depositing ballots [, or issuing voting machines admission authorities,] may be permitted inside the guardrail during the time the polls are open, except by authority of the election board as necessary for the purpose of keeping order and carrying out the provisions of this Title.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 293.287 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.287  1.  A registered voter applying to vote at any primary election shall give his name and political affiliation, if any, to the election board officer in charge of the election board register, and such officer shall immediately announce the name and political affiliation.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 244 (Chapter 120, AB 158)ê

 

      2.  Any person’s right to vote may be challenged by any registered voter upon any of the grounds allowed for a challenge in NRS 293.303 or on the ground that the person applying does not belong to the political party designated upon the register, or that the register does not show that he designated the political party to which he claims to belong.

      3.  Any such challenge shall be disposed of in the manner provided by NRS 293.303.

      4.  When the election board is satisfied as to the name, political affiliation and identity of the registered voter, the board shall issue the proper party and nonpartisan ballot. [or admission authority.]

      Sec. 13.  NRS 293.296 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.296  Any registered voter who by reason of physical disability is unable to mark a ballot or use [a voting machine] any voting device without assistance is entitled to such assistance from a consenting [individual] person of his own choice, except an election board official who is not the spouse of such registered voter. [No] A person providing assistance to a disabled voter in casting his vote shall not disclose any information with respect to the casting of such ballot. The right to assistance in casting a ballot shall not be denied or impaired when the need for assistance by reason of a disability is apparent or is known to the election board or any member thereof, but the election board may require a registered voter to sign a statement that he requires assistance in casting his vote by reason of disability when the need for assistance is not apparent or no member of the election board has knowledge thereof. Any such statement shall be executed under penalty of perjury.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 293.303 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.303  1.  A person applying to vote may be challenged orally by any registered voter of the precinct or district upon the ground that he is not the person entitled to vote as claimed, or has voted before on the same day, or on any other ground provided for in this Title.

      2.  If a person is challenged orally, the election board shall tender him the following oath or affirmation: “Do you swear (or affirm) that you are the person whose name is on the affidavit of registration in this precinct register?”

      3.  If such person refuses to take the oath so tendered, or if any person is otherwise successfully challenged, such person shall not be issued a ballot, [or admission authority,] and the officer in charge of the election board register shall write the words “Challenged .....................” on the back of such person’s affidavit of registration.

      4.  The election board officers shall record the success of the challenge on the challenge list, and the election board officer in charge of the checklist shall indicate next to the name of the challenged person that such person was challenged successfully.

      5.  When a challenge is unsuccessful, the challenged person shall be issued a ballot [or an admission authority] and shall be allowed to vote. The election board officers shall record the unsuccessful challenge on the challenge list.

      6.  In all cases of challenge the decision [shall rest] rests with the election board by majority vote.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 245 (Chapter 120, AB 158)ê

 

      7.  The election board officers may test the qualifications of the challenged person by asking any relevant question which such officers consider necessary to arrive at a decision.

      8.  Answers shall be given under oath and compared with the statements on the questioned person’s affidavit of registration.

      9.  The election board officers may refuse to allow a challenged person to vote without further proceedings unless he brings registered voters of the county to be examined under oath as to the qualifications of the challenged person.

      10.  When the affidavit of registration of a person applying to vote has an affidavit of challenge attached, the officer in charge of the election board register shall cause such challenge to be executed before all the election board officers in the same manner as if such person were challenged orally at the polling place. After such execution, the election board shall proceed to decide in the manner provided in this section for oral challenges.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 293.310 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.310  1.  A registered voter who requests and receives an absent voter’s ballot may vote only by absent ballot at the election for which such absent ballot was issued.

      2.  When any registered voter has requested an absent ballot and such ballot has been mailed or issued, [or an admission authority to a voting machine has been issued,] the county clerk shall notify the precinct or district election board that the registered voter has requested an absent ballot.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 293.327 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.327  [1.]  If the request for an absent ballot is made by a registered voter in person, the county clerk shall [, in counties where voting machines are used for voting absent ballots:

      (a) Issue a ballot to the voter to be voted on the premises of such clerk’s office and shall follow the same procedure as in the case of absent ballots received in the mail; or

      (b) Issue to such voter an admission authority to the voting machine which has the proper ballot listing required for such voter. When such voter has indicated his vote on the voting machine, the proper record shall be made in the pollbook and roster, or the record book incorporating poll and roster book, showing that such voter has voted an absent ballot.

      2.  In all other counties, the county clerk shall] issue an absent ballot [or an absent ballot punchcard] to the registered voter, and such ballot shall be voted on the premises of such clerk’s office and returned to the clerk. The clerk shall follow the same procedure as in the case of absent ballots received by mail.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 293.365 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.365  No counting board in any precinct or district in which paper ballots are used may commence to count the votes until all ballots used or unused are accounted for.

      Sec. 18.  NRS 293.387 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.387  1.  As soon as the returns from all the precincts and districts in any county have been received by the board of county commissioners, such board shall meet and proceed to canvass the returns.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 246 (Chapter 120, AB 158)ê

 

such board shall meet and proceed to canvass the returns. The canvass shall be completed on or before the 10th day following the election.

      2.  In making its canvass, the board of county commissioners shall:

      (a) Note separately any clerical errors discovered;

      (b) Take account of the changes resulting from such discovery, so that the result declared will represent the true vote cast.

      3.  The county clerk shall, as soon as the result is declared, enter upon the records of such board an abstract of the result, which shall contain the number of votes cast for each candidate. The board of county commissioners, after making such abstract, [of votes,] shall cause the county clerk, by an order made and entered in the minutes of its proceedings, to make a copy of such abstract and transmit [the same] it to the secretary of state within 10 days after the day of election.

      4.  The secretary of state shall, immediately after any primary, compile the returns for all candidates voted for in more than one county. He shall make out and file in his office an abstract thereof, and shall certify to the county clerk of each county the name of each person nominated, and the name of the office for which he is nominated.

      [5.  When the result of any election involving a voting machine is challenged because of a possible malfunctioning voting machine, the board of county commissioners shall unlock, examine and test the counting and voting mechanisms of such machine. In testing such machine, each lever involved in the contested race shall be operated at least 100 times. After completion of such examination a statement shall be prepared by the board of county commissioners conducting the examination. Such statement shall be in writing and shall be witnessed by at least two persons who were present. It shall then be filed with the board of county commissioners and the secretary of state.]

      Sec. 19.  NRS 293.410 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.410  1.  A statement of contest shall not be dismissed by any court for want of form if the grounds of contest are alleged with sufficient certainty to inform the defendant of the charges he is required to meet.

      2.  An election may be contested upon any of the following grounds:

      (a) That the election board or any member thereof was guilty of malfeasance.

      (b) That a person who has been declared elected to an office was not at the time of election eligible to that office.

      (c) That illegal votes were cast and counted for the defendant, which, if taken from him, will reduce the number of his legal votes below the number necessary to elect him.

      (d) That the election board, in conducting the election or in canvassing the returns, made errors sufficient to change the result of the election as to any person who has been declared elected.

      (e) That the defendant has given, or offered to give, to any person a bribe for the purpose of procuring his election.

      (f) That there was a possible malfunction of [a voting machine.] any voting or counting device.

      Sec. 20.  NRS 293.425 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.425  1.  If the contest is for the office of assemblyman or state senator, a statement of contest, prepared as provided in NRS 293.407, and all depositions, ballots [, records of voting machine counters and all] and other documents relating to the contest shall be filed with the secretary of state within the time provided for the filing of statements of contests with the clerk of the district court.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 247 (Chapter 120, AB 158)ê

 

and all depositions, ballots [, records of voting machine counters and all] and other documents relating to the contest shall be filed with the secretary of state within the time provided for the filing of statements of contests with the clerk of the district court.

      2.  When a statement of contest if filed with the secretary of state, he shall immediately notify the governor, who shall withhold issuing a certificate of election. If the governor has issued a certificate of election prior to receipt of notice from the secretary of state, such certificate is void.

      Sec. 21.  NRS 293.430 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.430  1.  If the contest is for the office of governor, lieutenant governor or justice of the supreme court, the statement of contest and all depositions, ballots [, a record of voting machine counters and all] and other documents relating to such contest shall be filed with the secretary of state within the time provided for filing statements of contests with the clerk of the district court.

      2.  The secretary of state shall deliver the statement of contest and all other papers and documents to the speaker of the assembly on or before the second day after the organization of the legislature.

      3.  A joint session of both houses shall be convened as soon thereafter as the business of both houses permits, but not later than 10 days after receipt of statement of contest.

      Sec. 22.  NRS 293.480 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293.480  Until the time for contest of election has expired, the ballots [or voting machines] returned to the county clerk may not be inspected by any person, except in cases of recount or election contest, and then only by the judge, special master, board or legislative body before whom such election is being contested or who is conducting the recount.

      Sec. 23.  NRS 293B.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      293B.110  A punchcard system may be adopted for some of the precincts or districts in the same county or city, while the remainder of the precincts or districts in such county or city may be [equipped with voting machines or] furnished with paper ballots.

      Sec. 24.  NRS 295.045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      295.045  1.  Whenever a number of registered voters of this state equal to 10 percent or more of the number of voters who voted at the last preceding general election [shall] express their wish by filing with the secretary of state, not less than 4 months before the date of the next succeeding general election, a petition in the form provided for in NRS 295.055 that any statute or resolution or any part thereof enacted by the legislature be submitted to a vote of the people, the secretary of state shall submit the question of approval or disapproval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding election at which such question may be voted upon by the registered voters of the entire state.

      2.  The secretary of state shall certify the questions to the county clerks, and they shall publish [the same] them in accordance with the provisions of law requiring county clerks to publish questions and proposed constitutional amendments which are to be submitted for popular vote.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 248 (Chapter 120, AB 158)ê

 

      3.  The title of the statute or resolution shall be set out on the ballot, and the question printed upon the ballot for the information of the voters shall be as follows: “Shall the statute (setting out the title thereof) be approved?”.

      4.  Where [voting machines are used] the punchcard voting system is used, the title of the statute shall appear on the ballot [label] card or ballot page assembly and may be condensed to 20 words.

      5.  The votes cast upon such question shall be counted and canvassed as the votes for state officers are counted and canvassed.

      6.  If a majority of the voters voting upon the proposal submitted at such election votes approval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof, such statute or resolution or any part thereof shall stand as the law of the state and shall not be amended, annulled, repealed, set aside, suspended or in any way made inoperative except by the direct vote of the people. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof, such statute or resolution or any part thereof shall be void and of no effect.

      Sec. 25.  NRS 295.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      295.170  1.  The subject matter of such questions shall be stated concisely on the ballot, and the question printed upon the ballot for the information of the voter shall be as follows: “Shall the act (setting out the title thereof) be approved?”.

      2.  Where [voting machines are] the punchcard voting system is used, the title of the act shall appear on the ballot [label] card or ballot page assembly and may be condensed by the district attorney to 20 words.

      3.  The district attorney shall prepare an explanation of each such question, which shall be placed on the ballot [label.] or ballot page assembly or posted in the polling place.

      4.  The votes cast upon such question shall be counted and canvassed as the votes for county officers are counted and canvassed.

      Sec. 26.  NRS 306.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      306.060  1.  [Upon] Except as provided in subsection 2, upon the ballot for the election there shall be printed verbatim, as set forth in the recall petition, the reason for demanding the recall of the officer, and in not more than 200 words, if furnished by him, the officer’s justification of his course in office.

      2.  Where [voting machines are] the punchcard voting system is used, the reason for demanding the recall of the officer and the officer’s justification [shall] need not be printed on the ballot [label,] or ballot page assembly, but shall be printed on sample ballots, which may be mailed to all registered voters or presented to registered voters upon their application to vote.

      Sec. 27.  NRS 306.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      306.070  1.  If there are no other candidates nominated to be voted for at the special election, there shall be printed on the ballot [and ballot label] or ballot page assembly the name of the officer sought to be recalled, the office which he holds, and the words “For Recall” and “Against Recall.”

      2.  If there are other candidates nominated for the office to be voted for at the special election, there shall be printed upon the ballot [and ballot label] or ballot page assembly the name of the officer sought to be recalled, and the office which he holds, and the name or names of such other candidates as may be nominated to be voted for at the special election, and the words “For Recall” and “Against Recall” shall be omitted.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 249 (Chapter 120, AB 158)ê

 

ballot label] or ballot page assembly the name of the officer sought to be recalled, and the office which he holds, and the name or names of such other candidates as may be nominated to be voted for at the special election, and the words “For Recall” and “Against Recall” shall be omitted.

      3.  In other respects the ballot shall conform with the requirements of the election laws of this state.

      Sec. 28.  NRS 293.020, 293.023, 293.215 and 293A.010 to 293A.570, inclusive, are hereby repealed.

 

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CHAPTER 121, AB 57

Assembly Bill No. 57–Committee on Agriculture

CHAPTER 121

AN ACT relating to estrays, providing for payment of expenses for their care; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 569.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      569.060  1.  Upon receiving notice of the taking up of an estray the department, or its duly authorized agent, shall make or cause to be made an examination of the state brand records.

      2.  If from the records the name of the owner or probable owner can be determined, the department, or its duly authorized agent, shall forthwith notify him of the taking up of [such] the estray or estrays.

      3.  Upon the owner’s proving to the satisfaction of the department that the estray animal or animals are lawfully his, the department shall issue to him an order to receive [the same] them upon the payment of any damages allowed by law and such charges as may be approved by the department as reasonable which may have been incurred in the care of the animal or animals so taken up. [No charge of more than $1.50 per day per head shall be made or allowed for the care of any such estray.]

      4.  Upon receipt of a notice of the taking up of [such] an estray, the department, or its duly authorized agent, may require a closer examination of the brands and marks, as set forth in the notice, and may require a state inspector to examine the [same] brands before advertising.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 569.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      569.070  1.  Where the owner or probable owner of estrays [taken up as provided in NRS 569.040 to 569.130, inclusive,] cannot with reasonable diligence be determined by the department or its duly authorized agent, the department [is authorized, subject to the provisions of subsection 2, to] shall advertise them or cause them to be advertised. [such estrays in such manner and form and at such times as it sees fit.]


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 250 (Chapter 121, AB 57)ê

 

      2.  A notice of [such] the estray or estrays, with a full description, [of the same,] giving brands, marks and colors thereon, shall be published [once a week for 2 consecutive weeks] in a newspaper published at the county seat of the county in which the estray or estrays [is or are] was or were taken up. [in accordance with the provisions of NRS 569.040 to 569.130, inclusive.] If there is no newspaper published at the county seat of such county, then the notice shall be [advertised as provided herein] published in the newspaper published at the nearest point to such county.

      3.  Expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this section shall be [met from the livestock inspection fund.] deducted from the proceeds of the sale of the estrays advertised.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 569.090 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      569.090  1.  The department shall pay, or cause to be paid, the reasonable expenses incurred in taking up, holding, advertising and selling [such] the estray or estrays, and any damages for trespass allowed pursuant to NRS 569.440, and shall place the balance in the agriculture working capital fund of the department. The department shall make a full and complete record of all such transactions, including the marks and brands and other means of identification of an estray or estrays, which record shall be open to the inspection of the public.

      2.  [Should] If the lawful owner of any [such] estray or estrays sold as provided in this section [be] is found within 1 year after the sale of such estray or estrays, the new amount received from the disposal of such estray or estrays shall be paid to the owner [upon his proving] if he proves ownership to the satisfaction of the department. If, at the end of 1 year from the date of sale of [such] the estray or estrays, the proceeds from such sale or sales remain unclaimed, such proceeds shall be deposited in the livestock inspection fund.

      3.  [In all cases of claims] If any claim pending after the expiration of 1 year from the date of sale [, and denied, such] is denied, the proceeds shall be deposited in the livestock inspection fund. [promptly after denial of such claims.]

 

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CHAPTER 122, AB 166

Assembly Bill No. 166–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 122

AN ACT relating to general improvement districts; allowing payment of compensation to members of boards of trustees; reducing the limit on the total amount of debt which may be incurred by a district; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 318.085 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      318.085  1.  After taking oaths and filing bonds, the board shall choose one of its members as chairman of the board and president of the district, and shall elect a secretary and a treasurer of the board and of the district, who may or may not be members of the board.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 251 (Chapter 122, AB 166)ê

 

district, and shall elect a secretary and a treasurer of the board and of the district, who may or may not be members of the board. The secretary and the treasurer may be one person.

      2.  The board shall adopt a seal.

      3.  The secretary shall keep, in a well-bound book, a record of all of the board’s proceedings, minutes of all meetings, certificates, contracts, bonds given by employees, and all corporate acts, which book shall be open to inspection of all owners of real property in the district as well as to all other interested persons.

      4.  The treasurer shall keep strict and accurate accounts of all money received by and disbursed for and on behalf of the district, in permanent records. He shall file with the county clerk, at the expense of the district, a corporate surety bond in an amount not more than $50,000, the form and exact amount thereof to be approved and determined, respectively, by the board of county commissioners, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office. Any other officer or trustee who actually receives or disburses money of the district shall furnish a bond as provided in this subsection. The board of county commissioners may from time to time, upon good cause shown, increase or decrease the amount of such bond.

      5.  [Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, no member of the board shall receive compensation for his services. Each member of the board of a district organized or reorganized pursuant to this chapter and authorized to exercise any of the basic powers provided in NRS 318.140, 318.142, 318.144 and 318.1192 shall receive as compensation for his service a sum not in excess of $1,800 per year, payable monthly, but no member of such board shall receive any compensation as an employee of the district or otherwise, other than that herein provided.] Each member of a board of trustees of a district organized or reorganized pursuant to this chapter may receive as compensation for his service not more than $6,000 per year, payable monthly, if the budget is adequate and a majority of the members of the board vote in favor of such compensation, but no member of the board may receive any other compensation for his service to the district as an employee or otherwise. A member of the board is not entitled to receive as compensation more than $1,800 per year if the additional compensation is approved during the term of the member.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 318.277 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      318.277  A district may borrow money and incur or assume indebtedness therefor, as provided in this chapter, so long as the total of all such indebtedness (but excluding revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, and other securities constituting special obligations which are not debts) does not exceed an amount equal to 50 percent of the total of the last assessed valuation of taxable property (excluding motor vehicles) situated within such district.

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 123, SB 99

Senate Bill No. 99–Committee on Education, Health and Welfare and State Institutions

CHAPTER 123

AN ACT authorizing the mental hygiene and mental retardation division of the department of human resources to apply for donations or grants to construct mental health and retardation facilities; requiring approval by the interim finance committee or the legislature; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  The mental hygiene and mental retardation division of the department of human resources is authorized to submit one or more applications before July 1, 1979, for donations or grants to construct mental health and retardation facilities. Money received by the division may be expended to acquire in the name of the State of Nevada real property upon which to construct the facilities if such use does not violate the terms and conditions imposed by the donor.

      Sec. 2.  Before submitting an application pursuant to section 1 of this act, the mental hygiene and mental retardation division shall present it for the approval of the interim finance committee when the legislature is not in regular or special session, or for the approval of the legislature by concurrent resolution when the legislature is in regular or special session. The division shall not proceed with the application until such approval has been obtained.

      Sec. 3.  The provisions of NRS 341.121 apply to all donations and grants received under the provisions of this act.

      Sec. 4.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 124, SB 179

Senate Bill No. 179–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 124

AN ACT relating to state borrowing and bonds; restricting certain maturity limits; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 349.276 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      349.276  1.  As the commission may determine, any bonds and other state securities issued hereunder, except as otherwise provided in the constitution of the state, or in the State Securities Law, or in any act supplemental thereto, shall:

      (a) Be of a convenient denomination or denominations;

      (b) Be fully negotiable within the meaning of and for all the purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code—Investment Securities;


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      (c) Mature at such time or serially at such times in regular numerical order at annual or other designated intervals in amounts designated and fixed by the commission;

      (d) Be made payable in lawful money of the United States, at the office of the treasurer or any commercial bank or commercial banks within or without or both within and without the state as may be provided by the commission; and

      (e) Be printed at such place within or without this state, as the commission may determine.

      2.  Any such bonds or other state securities shall bear interest at a rate or rates of not more than 9 percent per annum. The interest shall be made payable:

      (a) If the security constitutes a debt subject to the limitations stated in the first paragraph of section 3 of article 9 of the constitution of this state, semiannually.

      (b) If the security does not constitute a debt or is issued for the protection and preservation of the state’s property or natural resources or for the purpose of obtaining the benefits thereof, at intervals which the commission shall designate, and the first interest payment may be for another period.

      3.  General obligation bonds shall mature within not exceeding 20 years from their date or within 20 years from the [effective] date of passage of the act authorizing their issuance or the issuance of any securities funded or refunded thereby, whichever limitation is shorter; but any bonds constituting a debt which is not subject to the limitations stated in the first paragraph of section 3, of article 9 of the constitution of this state, as from time to time amended, shall mature within not exceeding 50 years from their date.

      4.  Special obligation bonds shall mature within not exceeding 50 years from their date.

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 125, SB 194

Senate Bill No. 194–Committee on Education, Health and Welfare and State Institutions

CHAPTER 125

AN ACT relating to health planning and facilities; establishing a state health coordinating council and authorizing establishment of an office of health planning and resources in the department of human resources; prescribing certain powers and duties of these agencies; abolishing the state comprehensive health planning advisory council; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 439A.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      439A.010  As used in this chapter: [, “council” means the state comprehensive health planning advisory council.]


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      1.  “Council” means the state health coordinating council.

      2.  “Department” means the department of human resources.

      3.  “Federal Act” means 42 U.S.C. §§ 300k to 300t, inclusive.

      4.  “Health systems agency” means an organization in this state which has been designated as a health systems agency by the Federal Government.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 439A.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      439A.020  [In order to provide state comprehensive health planning in response to the enactment of 42 U.S.C. § 246, as from time to time amended, there is hereby created a state comprehensive health planning advisory council.] The state health coordinating council is hereby created to:

      1.  Promote equal access to quality health care at a reasonable cost;

      2.  Promote an adequate supply and distribution of health resources;

      3.  Promote uniform, effective methods of delivering health care;

      4.  Reduce maldistribution of health care facilities and manpower;

      5.  Reduce the rate of increase in the cost of health care;

      6.  Encourage participation in health planning by members of the several health professions, representatives of institutions and agencies interested in the provision of health care, and the general public;

      7.  Utilize the viewpoint of the general public for making decisions; and

      8.  Encourage public education regarding proper personal health care and methods for the effective use of available health services.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 439A.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      439A.030  1.  The council [shall be composed of 11 members, appointed by the governor, six of whom shall be representative of the consumer public. The chairman shall be appointed by the governor.

      2.  The representatives of the consumer public shall be bona fide public representatives whose occupations are neither the administration of health activities nor the performance of health services, who have no fiduciary obligation to a hospital or other health agency, and who have no material financial interest in the rendering of health services.] consists of at least 16 representatives appointed by the governor from the respective health systems agencies. Each health systems agency is entitled to the same number of representatives, no fewer than two, on the council. Of the representatives of each health systems agency not less than 50 nor more than 60 percent shall be persons who are consumers of health care and not providers of health care. In addition, the governor may appoint such persons to serve on the council as he deems appropriate, except:

      (a) The number of additional persons appointed to the council may not exceed 40 percent of the total membership of the council; and

      (b) A majority of the persons appointed by the governor shall be consumers of health care who are not also providers of health care.

Not less than one-third of the providers of health care who are members of the council shall be direct providers of health care. If two or more hospitals or other health care facilities of the Veterans’ Administration are located in the state, the council shall, in addition to the appointed members, include as an ex officio member a person whom the Chief Medical Director of the Veterans’ Administration designates as a representative of such facilities.


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members, include as an ex officio member a person whom the Chief Medical Director of the Veterans’ Administration designates as a representative of such facilities.

      2.  The council shall select a chairman from among its members.

      3.  The council shall conduct all business meetings in public and shall meet at least once in each calendar quarter of a year.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 439A.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      439A.040  1.  [Of the members first appointed by the governor, six shall hold office for 1 year and five shall hold office for 2 years.

      2.  Thereafter, each member shall hold office for 4 years. No appointing authority specified in NRS 439A.030 shall appoint any person to alternate membership on the council, but such authority] After the initial terms, the term of office for each member of the council is 3 years. A member may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

      2.  The governor may appoint a replacement to fill a vacancy for the remainder of a term.

      3.  No person may be appointed to alternate membership on the council.

      4.  Members of the council are not entitled to compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for any actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with their duties as members of the council, at the rate prescribed by law for state officers and employees.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 439A.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      439A.060  The council [:

      1.  Shall develop a state comprehensive health plan for health services which are needed to meet the physical, mental and environmental health needs of the people of Nevada. Such plan shall include facilities and the necessary personnel required for comprehensive health planning services.

      2.  Shall have the powers and duties enumerated under the state comprehensive health plan as approved and adopted under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 246, as from time to time amended.

      3.  May require state and other public agencies to submit data on publicly administered or financed health programs pertinent to effective planning and coordination under the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 246, as from time to time amended.

      4.  Shall advise the state comprehensive health planning agency in the conduct of its comprehensive health planning activities and in the setting of priorities.

      5.  Shall approve the state comprehensive health plan to be submitted to the Federal Government. The budget of the state comprehensive health planning agency for expenditure of planning money and health grant funds shall be submitted to the advisory council for its recommendation before its submission to the governor and the legislature.] shall:

      1.  Prepare a state health plan and periodically review it and make necessary revisions. The council shall conduct a public hearing on any proposed state health plan before approving it.

      2.  Coordinate the plans of the health systems agencies and annually review and comment on these plans and the agencies’ budgets.


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      3.  Review applications for federal grants for which provision is made in the Federal Act and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      4.  Advise the department concerning state health planning functions.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 439A.100 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      439A.100  1.  The health division of the department of human resources shall not issue a new license or alter an existing license for changes in the number of beds or types of services offered by [a health facility,] a hospital, ambulatory surgical care center, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care facility or home health agency without an approval in writing from the [council.

      2.  In localities having an areawide comprehensive health planning agency, an applicant shall submit his application to such agency for review and recommendation, which shall then be forwarded to the council for review and recommendation. If no areawide health planning agency is available to the applicant, the application shall be sent directly to the council for consideration.

      3.  An applicant may petition the council, in writing, for a hearing on the decision on appeal. A petition for hearing shall be made within 30 days of the appealed decision, and the council shall grant a hearing within 60 days of receipt of the request. A hearing shall be held on the appeal, but it may be heard by a committee of the council composed of at least three voting members, a majority of whom shall be consumers. The final decision on the appeal shall be made by the full council.] director of the department or office of health planning and resources.

      2.  The situations in which this approval is required include:

      (a) The construction, development or other establishment of a new health care facility or health maintenance organization;

      (b) Any expenditure by or on behalf of a health care facility or health maintenance organization in excess of $150,000, or such amount as the department may specify in regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, which under generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied is a capital expenditure;

      (c) A change in the number of existing beds in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care facility, end-stage renal disease treatment facility or health maintenance organization through the addition or removal of five or more beds, or the relocation of five or more beds from one physical facility to another; and

      (d) The offering of health services in or through a health care facility, home health agency or health maintenance organization, costing more than $150,000 or such amount as the department may specify in regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, which were not offered on a regular basis in or through that facility, agency or organization within the 12-month period before the time when such services would be offered.

      3.  Upon receipt of an application for such approval, the director or office shall consider any recommendation of a health systems agency. A decision to approve or disapprove the application must generally be based on the need for services, utilizing criteria, established by the department by regulation, which are consistent with the purposes set forth in NRS 439A.020 and with the goals and priorities of the health plans developed pursuant to the Federal Act.


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      Sec. 7.  Chapter 439A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 8 and 9 of this act.

      Sec. 8.  1.  The department shall act as the state health planning and development agency for the purposes of the Federal Act. As such state agency, the department shall:

      (a) Carry out the state administrative program and perform the state health planning and development functions prescribed in the Federal Act; and

      (b) Consult with and assist the council,

and may accept and disburse money granted by the Federal Government pursuant to the Federal Act.

      2.  The director of the department may establish within the department an office of health planning and resources, consisting of employees in the classified service, which shall:

      (a) Perform health planning functions and develop health resources for the state.

      (b) Carry out the functions of the department as state agency under the Federal Act.

      3.  The department may:

      (a) Adopt such regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

      (b) Require providers of health care doing business in the state to continue to make statistical and other reports, to the same extent customarily made in the year 1977, appropriate to the performance of the department’s duties under this chapter.

      Sec. 9.  The department or its office of health planning and resources may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin any person, state agency or local governmental agency which has engaged in or is about to engage in any act which violates any provision of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. Such injunction may be issued without proof of actual damage sustained by any person.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 449.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      449.160  The health division may deny an application for a license or may suspend or revoke any license issued under the provisions of NRS 449.001 to 449.240, inclusive, upon any of the following grounds:

      1.  Violation by the applicant or the licensee of any of the provisions of NRS 449.001 to 449.245, inclusive, or of any other law of this state or of the standards, rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

      2.  Aiding, abetting or permitting the commission of any illegal act.

      3.  Conduct inimical to the public health, morals, welfare and safety of the people of the State of Nevada in the maintenance and operation of the premises for which a license is issued.

      4.  Conduct or practice detrimental to the health or safety of the occupants or employees of the facility.

      5.  Failure of the applicant to obtain written approval from the [state comprehensive health planning advisory council] director of the department of human resources or its office of health planning and resources, as required by NRS 439A.100 [and] or as provided in [the rules of such council.] any regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter.


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      Sec. 11.  NRS 449.260 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      449.260  As used in NRS 449.250 to 449.430, inclusive:

      1.  “Community mental health center” means a facility providing services for the prevention or diagnosis of mental illness, or care and treatment of mentally ill patients, or rehabilitation of such persons, which services are provided principally for persons residing in a particular community or communities in or near which the facility is situated.

      2.  “Construction” includes construction of new buildings, modernization, expansion, remodeling and alteration of existing buildings, and initial equipment of such buildings (including medical transportation facilities), including architects’ fees, but excluding the cost of offsite improvements and, except with respect to public health centers, the cost of the acquisition of the land.

      3.  “Facility for the mentally retarded” means a facility specially designed for the diagnosis, treatment, education, training or custodial care of the mentally retarded, including facilities for training specialists and sheltered workshops for the mentally retarded, but only if such workshops are part of facilities which provide or will provide comprehensive services for the mentally retarded.

      4.  “Federal Act” means [the Hospital Survey and Construction Act, as amended, being Title VI of the Public Health Service Act (] 42 U.S.C. §§ 291 [et seq.) with respect to hospitals and medical facilities, the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act of 1963 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2661 et seq.) with respect to facilities for the mentally retarded and community mental health centers] to 291o-1 and 300k to 300t, inclusive, and any other federal law providing for or applicable to the provision of assistance for health facilities. [now or hereafter enacted.]

      5.  “Federal agency” means the federal department, agency or official designated by law, regulation or delegation of authority to administer the Federal Act.

      6.  “Health division” means the health division of the department of human resources.

      7.  “Health facility” includes hospitals, medical facilities, facilities for the mentally retarded, community mental health centers, and other facilities for the provision of diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation, training or related services to [individuals] persons with physical or mental impairments, but except for facilities for the mentally retarded does not include any facility furnishing primarily domiciliary care.

      8.  “Hospital” includes public health centers and general, tuberculosis, mental, chronic disease, and other types of hospitals, and related facilities such as laboratories, outpatient departments, nurses’ home and training facilities, and central service facilities operated in connection with hospitals, but does not include any hospital furnishing primarily domiciliary care.

      9.  “Medical facility” means diagnostic or diagnostic and treatment centers, rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes, as those terms are defined in the Federal Act, and such other medical facilities for which federal aid may be authorized under the Federal Act.


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      10.  “Nonprofit health facility” means any health facility owned and operated by a corporation or association, no part of the net earnings of which inures or may lawfully inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

      11.  “Public health center” means a publicly owned facility for the provision of public health services, including related facilities such as laboratories, clinics and administrative offices operated in connection with public health centers.

      12.  “State department” means the department of human resources, acting through its appropriate divisions.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 449.290 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      449.290  [1.  There is hereby established a health facilities advisory council which] The state health coordinating council shall advise and consult with the state department in carrying out the administration of NRS 449.250 to 449.430, inclusive. [The council shall consist of the state health officer ex officio, who shall serve as the director and chairman, and such even number of additional members appointed by the governor to represent nongovernmental organizations or groups, public agencies and consumers familiar with the need for the services provided by health facilities as the governor shall determine to be advisable to meet the requirements of the Federal Act and regulations promulgated thereunder.

      2.  Each member of the council other than the state health officer shall hold office for a term of 4 years. The terms of the members first taking office shall commence concurrently, but shall expire, as designated by the governor at the time of appointment, so that one-third more or less thereof shall expire at the end of the second year, one-third more or less thereof at the end of the third year and the remainder at the end of the fourth year, after the date on which their terms commenced.

      3.  No member of the council may hold office for more than two consecutive terms.]

      Sec. 13.  NRS 439A.050, 439A.070, 439A.080, 439A.090, 449.293, 449.295, 449.297 and 449.298 are hereby repealed.

      Sec. 14.  Of the members first appointed to the state health coordinating council, the governor shall appoint, as nearly as may be, one-third to hold office for 1 year, one-third to hold office for 2 years and one-third to hold office for 3 years, and thereafter each member shall hold office for 3 years.

      Sec. 15.  Any balance remaining in the state comprehensive health planning fund and not encumbered or committed for expenditure on the effective date of this act shall revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 16.  Any regulation of the state comprehensive health planning agency which is in force on the effective date of this act shall remain in force as a regulation of the department of human resources until amended or repealed by that department.

      Sec. 17.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 126, SB 256

Senate Bill No. 256–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 126

AN ACT making an appropriation for the satisfaction of a judgment against the State of Nevada.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state controller the sum of $29,108 for the satisfaction of the judgment in the action entitled State of Nevada v. John A. Kallio, No. 8165, and John A. Kallio v. State of Nevada, No. 8078, December 21, 1976, as affirmed by the supreme court of the State of Nevada. The state controller may issue his warrant in the amount of not more than $29,108 payable to John A. Kallio. The attorney general shall obtain appropriate evidence of satisfaction of this judgment upon payment.

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 127, SB 269

Senate Bill No. 269–Senators Young and Raggio

CHAPTER 127

AN ACT relating to the Nevada archeological survey; limiting cooperation by state agencies to the extent of appropriations for that purpose; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 381.460 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      381.460  1.  All departments, commissions, boards and other agencies of the state and its political subdivisions shall cooperate with the survey in order to salvage or preserve historic, prehistoric or paleoenvironmental evidence located on property owned or controlled by the United States, the State of Nevada or its political subdivisions.

      2.  When any agency of the state or its political subdivisions is preparing or has contracted to excavate or perform work of any kind on property owned or controlled by the United States, the State of Nevada or its political subdivisions which may endanger historic, prehistoric or paleoenvironmental evidence found [by the survey to be] on the property, or when any artifact, site or other historic or prehistoric evidence is discovered in the course of such excavation or work, the agency or the contractor hired by the agency shall notify the survey and cooperate with the survey to the fullest extent practicable, within the limits of legislative appropriations to the agency for that purpose, to preserve or permit study of such evidence before its destruction, displacement or removal.


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with the survey to the fullest extent practicable, within the limits of legislative appropriations to the agency for that purpose, to preserve or permit study of such evidence before its destruction, displacement or removal.

      3.  The provisions of this section shall be made known to all private contractors performing such excavation or work for any agency of the state or its political subdivisions.

 

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CHAPTER 128, AB 58

Assembly Bill No. 58–Committee on Agriculture

CHAPTER 128

AN ACT relating to control over marketing of certain agricultural and other commodities; increasing certain registration, tonnage and inspection fees for pesticides, commercial fertilizers, agricultural minerals and antifreeze; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 586.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      586.270  The registrant shall pay an annual registration fee in an amount fixed by the executive director not to exceed $20 for each pesticide registered up to [five] 10 brands and not to exceed [$10] $15 for each additional brand registered.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 588.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      588.170  1.  Each brand and grade of commercial fertilizer or agricultural mineral shall be registered with the state department of agriculture before being offered for sale, sold or distributed in this state.

      2.  The application for registration shall be submitted in duplicate to the executive director on forms furnished by him, and shall be accompanied by a registration fee in an amount to be fixed annually by the executive director, not to exceed [$10] $15 for each combined registration of brand and grade.

      3.  The applicant shall also deposit with the state department of agriculture an airtight container containing not less than 2 pounds of such fertilizer or agricultural mineral, with an affidavit that it is a fair sample of the fertilizer or agricultural mineral to be sold or offered for sale.

      4.  Upon approval by the executive director, a copy of the registration shall be furnished to the applicant.

      5.  All registrations expire on June 30 of each year.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 588.210 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      588.210  1.  There shall be paid to the state department of agriculture for all commercial fertilizers offered for sale, sold or distributed in this state a fee at the rate of [20] 25 cents per ton on every ton sold; but sales to manufacturers or exchanges between them are exempted.


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state a fee at the rate of [20] 25 cents per ton on every ton sold; but sales to manufacturers or exchanges between them are exempted.

      2.  There shall be paid to the state department of agriculture for all agricultural minerals offered for sale, sold or distributed in this state a fee of [20] 25 cents per ton on every ton if sold in packages, or 5 cents per ton if sold in bulk; but sales to manufacturers or exchanges between them are exempt.

      3.  The state department of agriculture shall prepare suitable forms for reporting sales and on request shall furnish the [same] forms without cost to all persons dealing in registered brands of commercial fertilizers or agricultural minerals.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 590.380 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      590.380  1.  Before any antifreeze [shall] may be sold, exposed for sale, or held with intent to sell within this state, a sample thereof must be inspected annually by the state sealer of weights and measures.

      2.  Upon application of the manufacturer, packer, seller or distributor and the payment of a fee of [$25] $30 for each brand of antifreeze submitted, the state sealer of weights and measures shall inspect the antifreeze submitted. If the antifreeze is not adulterated or misbranded, if it meets the standards of the state sealer of weights and measures, and is not in violation of NRS 590.340 to 590.450, inclusive, the state sealer of weights and measures shall give the applicant a written permit authorizing the sale of such antifreeze in this state for the fiscal year in which the inspection fee is paid.

      3.  If the state sealer of weights and measures [shall] at a later date [find] finds that the product to be sold, exposed for sale or held with intent to sell has been materially altered or adulterated, a change has been made in the name, brand or trademark under which the antifreeze is sold, or it violates the provisions of NRS 590.340 to 590.450, inclusive, the state sealer of weights and measures shall notify the applicant and the permit shall be canceled forthwith.

 

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CHAPTER 129, SB 83

Senate Bill No. 83–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 129

AN ACT relating to persons convicted of crime; providing for tests for the use of controlled substances as a condition of probation or parole; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 176.187 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.187  1.  Upon the granting of probation to a person convicted of [any crime related to the sale, possession or use of a controlled substance, as defined in chapter 453 of NRS,] a felony or gross misdemeanor, the court may, when the circumstances warrant, require as a condition of probation that the probationer submit to periodic tests to determine whether the probationer is using any [such] controlled substance.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 263 (Chapter 129, SB 83)ê

 

condition of probation that the probationer submit to periodic tests to determine whether the probationer is using any [such] controlled substance. Any such use or any failure or refusal to submit to a test is a ground for revocation of probation.

      2.  Any expense incurred as a result of any such test is a charge against the state, to be paid from the reserve for statutory contingency fund. [pursuant to the provisions of NRS 353.264.]

      Sec. 2.  NRS 213.123 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.123  1.  Upon the granting of parole to a prisoner, [convicted of any crime related to the sale, possession or use of a controlled substance, as defined in chapter 453 of NRS,] the board may, when the circumstances warrant, require as a condition of parole that the parolee submit to periodic tests to determine whether the parolee is using any [such] controlled substance. Any such use or any failure or refusal to submit to a test is a ground for revocation of parole.

      2.  Any expense incurred as a result of any [such] test is a charge against the board.

 

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CHAPTER 130, SB 76

Senate Bill No. 76–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 130

AN ACT relating to pardons and paroles; removing certain provisions, one which allows a prisoner in county jail to apply for parole to the state board of parole commissioners and another which denies a prisoner the privilege of earning good time credits for a period after recapture; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 213.130 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.130  1.  A prisoner in the state prison [or a county jail] may apply to the board for parole. Such applications shall be made on forms prescribed by the board from time to time and shall contain such data as will assist the board in determining whether parole should be granted. The secretary of the board shall furnish any prisoner an application form upon request.

      2.  Meetings for the purpose of considering applications for parole shall be held semiannually or [oftener,] more often, on such dates as may be fixed by the board.

      3.  The board of state prison commissioners shall provide suitable and convenient rooms or space for use of the board.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 213.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.160  1.  If any prisoner is paroled and leaves the state without permission from the board, he shall be deemed an escaped prisoner and arrested as such.

      2.  If his parole is lawfully revoked and [the prisoner] he is thereafter returned to the Nevada state prison [or county jail, he shall forfeit] , he forfeits all previously earned credits for good behavior and shall serve such part of the unexpired term of his original sentence as may be determined by the board.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 264 (Chapter 130, SB 76)ê

 

shall serve such part of the unexpired term of his original sentence as may be determined by the board.

      3.  [If any prisoner escapes and is thereafter recaptured, no good time credits shall be allowed for at least 1 calendar year thereafter, and he shall serve such portion of his original sentence as may be determined by the board.

      4.]  The board may restore any good behavior credits forfeited under this section.

 

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CHAPTER 131, SB 64

Senate Bill No. 64–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 131

AN ACT relating to separate property; making a correction to require the county recorder to record an inventory of the separate property of either spouse; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 247.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      247.120  1.  Each county recorder must, upon the payment of the statutory fees for the same, record separately, in a fair hand, or typewriting, or by filing or inserting a microfilm picture or photostatic copy thereof, the following specified instruments in large, well-bound separate books, either sewed or of insertable leaves which when placed in the book cannot be removed:

      (a) Deeds, grants, patents issued by the State of Nevada or by the United States, transfers and mortgages of real estate, releases of mortgages of real estate, powers of attorney to convey real estate, and leases of real estate which have been acknowledged or proved.

      (b) Certificates of marriage and marriage contracts.

      (c) Wills admitted to probate.

      (d) Official bonds.

      (e) Notice of mechanics’ liens.

      (f) Transcripts of judgments, which by law are made liens upon real estate in this state.

      (g) Notices of attachment upon real estate.

      (h) Notices of the pendency of an action affecting real estate, the title thereto, or the possession thereof.

      (i) Instruments describing or relating to the separate property of married [women.] persons.

      (j) Notice of preemption claims.

      (k) Births and deaths.

      (l) Notices and certificates of location of mining claims.

      (m) Affidavits or proof of annual labor on mining claims.

      (n) Certificates of sale.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 265 (Chapter 131, SB 64)ê

 

      (o) Judgments or decrees.

      (p) Declarations of homesteads.

      (q) Such other writings as are required or permitted by law to be recorded.

      2.  Each of the instruments named in paragraph (a) of subsection 1 may be recorded in separate books in the discretion of the county recorder.

      3.  Before accepting for recording any instrument enumerated in subsection 1, the county recorder may require a copy suitable for recording by photographic or photostatic methods. Where any rights might be adversely affected because of delay in recording caused by such a requirement, the county recorder shall accept the instrument conditionally subject to submission of a suitable copy at a later date. The provisions of this subsection do not apply where it is impossible or impracticable to submit a more suitable copy.

 

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CHAPTER 132, AB 379

Assembly Bill No. 379–Assemblymen Barengo, Bremner, Hayes and Dini

CHAPTER 132

AN ACT relating to witnesses; limiting the extent of the husband-wife privilege; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 49.295 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      49.295  [A]  1.  Except as provided in subsection 2 and NRS 49.305:

      (a) A husband cannot be examined as a witness for or against his wife without her consent, nor a wife for or against her husband without his consent.

      (b) Neither a husband nor a wife can be examined, during the marriage or afterwards, without the consent of the other, as to any communication made by one to the other during marriage. [, except in a:]

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

      [1.]  (a) Civil proceeding brought by or on behalf of one spouse against the other spouse;

      [2.]  (b) Proceeding to commit or otherwise place his spouse, the property of his spouse or both the spouse and the property of the spouse under the control of another because of the alleged mental or physical condition of the spouse;

      [3.]  (c) Proceeding brought by or on behalf of a spouse to establish his competence;

      [4.]  (d) Proceeding in the juvenile court pursuant to chapter 62 of NRS; or

      [5.]  (e) Criminal proceeding in which one spouse is charged with:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 266 (Chapter 132, AB 379)ê

 

      [(a)](1) A crime against the person or the property of the other spouse or of a child of either, or of a child in the custody or control of either, whether such crime was committed before or during marriage.

      [(b)](2) Bigamy or incest.

      [(c)](3) A crime related to abandonment of a child or nonsupport of a wife or child.

 

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CHAPTER 133, AB 382

Assembly Bill No. 382–Assemblymen Bremner, Barengo, Hayes and Dini

CHAPTER 133

AN ACT relating to crimes against property; providing a penalty for possession of certain credit cards; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 205.690 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      205.690  1.  Any person who steals, takes or removes a credit card from the person, possession, custody or control of another without the cardholder’s consent or who, with knowledge that a credit card has been so taken, removed or stolen receives the credit card with intent to circulate, use or sell it or to transfer it to a person other than the issuer or the cardholder [is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.] shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 6 years.

      2.  Any person who possesses a credit card without the consent of the cardholder and with the intent to circulate, use, sell or transfer the card with intent to defraud shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 6 years.

      3.  Any person who has in his possession or under his control two or more credit cards issued in the name or names of [two or more other] another person or persons is presumed to have obtained [such credit cards in violation of this section.] and to possess such credit cards with the knowledge that they have been stolen and with the intent to circulate, use, sell or transfer them with intent to defraud. The presumption established by this subsection does not apply to the possession of [a credit card or] two or more credit cards used in the regular course of the possessor’s business or employment [.] or where the possession is with the consent of the cardholder.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 267ê

 

CHAPTER 134, AB 15

Assembly Bill No. 15–Assemblymen Wagner, Coulter, Sena, Hayes, Murphy and Brookman

CHAPTER 134

AN ACT relating to drivers’ licenses and schools; providing for a reduction in the driver’s license fees charged persons 70 years of age and over; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 483.410 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      483.410  1.  For every driver’s license issued and service performed the following fees shall be charged:

 

A license issued to [persons] a person 70 years of age or older..... [$3]           $2

A license issued to [all other persons] any other person.........................               5

Reinstatement of a license after suspension, revocation or cancellation                   5

A duplicate license, new photograph, change of name, change of address or any combination.............................................................................................               1

 

      2.  For every motorcycle endorsement to a driver’s license a $2 fee shall be charged.

      3.  The increase in fees authorized by NRS 483.347 shall be paid in addition to the fees charged pursuant to subsections 1 and 2.

      4.  A penalty of $5 shall be paid by each person renewing his license after it has expired for a period of 30 days or more as provided in NRS 483.380 unless exempt under NRS 483.380.

      5.  All fees and penalties are payable to the administrator at the time a license or a renewal license is issued.

      6.  All money collected by the department shall be deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the motor vehicle fund. The amount of the increase in fees authorized by NRS 483.347 shall be allocated to the department to defray the increased costs of license production required by that section.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 268ê

 

CHAPTER 135, AB 397

Assembly Bill No. 397–Assemblymen Harmon, Dini and Dreyer

CHAPTER 135

AN ACT relating to vehicle licensing and registration; providing for additional credit when registration is transferred from two or more motor vehicles to a single motor vehicle; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 482.399 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.399  1.  Upon the transfer of the ownership of or interest in any motor vehicle by any holder of a valid registration, or upon destruction of the motor vehicle, the registration [shall expire.] expires.

      2.  The holder of the original registration may transfer the registration to another vehicle to be registered by him and use the same license plate or plates thereon, if the license plate or plates are appropriate for the second motor vehicle, upon filing an application for transfer of registration and upon paying the transfer registration fee and the excess, if any, of the registration fee and privilege tax on the [second] motor vehicle to which registration is transferred over the total registration fee and privilege tax [on the first motor vehicle.] paid on all motor vehicles from which he is transferring his ownership or interest. Application for transfer of registration shall be made in person, if practicable, to any office or agent of the department, and the license plate or plates shall not be used upon a second vehicle until registration of such vehicle is complete. In computing the privilege tax, the department or its agent shall credit the portion of the tax paid on the first vehicle attributable to the remainder of the current registration period or calendar year on a pro rata monthly basis against the tax due on the second vehicle. If any person transfers his ownership or interest in two or more vehicles, the department shall credit the portion of the tax paid on all such vehicles attributable to the remainder of the current registration period or calendar year on a pro rata monthly basis against the tax due on the vehicle to which registration is transferred. The certificates of registration and unused license plates of the vehicles from which a person transfers his ownership or interest shall be submitted before credit is given against the tax due on the vehicle to which registration is transferred.

      3.  In computing the registration fee for vehicles referred to in subsection 1 of NRS 482.206, the department or its agent shall credit the portion of the registration fee paid on [the first] each vehicle attributable to the remainder of the current calendar year or registration period on a pro rata basis against the registration fee due on the [second] vehicle [.] to which registration is transferred. If the amount owed on the registration fee or privilege tax on [the second] that vehicle is less than the credit on the total registration fee or privilege tax [on the first vehicle] paid on all motor vehicles from which a person transfers his ownership or interest, no refund [shall] may be allowed.

      4.  If the license plate or plates are not appropriate for the second motor vehicle, the plate or plates shall be surrendered to the department and an appropriate plate or plates shall be issued.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 269 (Chapter 135, AB 397)ê

 

and an appropriate plate or plates shall be issued. The department shall not reissue the surrendered plate or plates until the next succeeding licensing period.

      5.  If application for transfer of registration is not made within 60 days after destruction of or transfer of ownership of or interest in any motor vehicle, the license plate or plates shall be surrendered to the department on or before the 60th day for cancellation of the registration.

 

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CHAPTER 136, AB 385

Assembly Bill No. 385–Assemblymen Barengo, Bremner, Hayes and Dini

CHAPTER 136

AN ACT relating to dangerous weapons, instruments and devices; prohibiting their possession, custody or control by prisoners under specified circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 212 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  Any person who is incarcerated in the state prison or any county or city jail or other correctional facility in this state, or is transferred for medical or psychiatric treatment at another institution, or is in transit to or from such facility, or is in the legal custody of any correctional officer or employee, and who possesses or has in his custody or control any:

      (a) Instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slung shot, billy, sand-club, sandbag or metal knuckles;

      (b) Explosive substance, including fixed ammunition, or any incendiary or explosive device;

      (c) Dirk, dagger, switchblade knife or sharp instrument;

      (d) Pistol, revolver or other firearm;

      (e) Device capable of propelling a projectile with sufficient force to cause bodily harm, including but not limited to a pellet gun, slingshot, blow gun, cross bow or bow and arrow; or

      (f) Other similar weapon, instrument or device,

shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 nor more than 6 years.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, incarceration begins upon assignment to a cell or other place within the correctional facility after completion of the initial booking procedure.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 202.350 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      202.350  1.  It is unlawful for any person within [the State of Nevada] this state to:

      (a) Manufacture or cause to be manufactured, or import into the state, or keep, [for sale, or] offer or expose for sale, or give, lend or possess any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a switchblade knife, blackjack, slung shot, billy, sand-club, sandbag or metal knuckles; or

 


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 270 (Chapter 136, AB 385)ê

 

possess any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a switchblade knife, blackjack, slung shot, billy, sand-club, sandbag or metal knuckles; or

      (b) Carry concealed upon his person: [any]

             (1) Any explosive substance, other than fixed ammunition; [or

      (c) Carry concealed upon his person any]

             (2) Any dirk, dagger or dangerous knife; or

      [(d) Carry concealed on his person a]

             (3) Any pistol, revolver or other firearm, or [any] other dangerous or deadly weapon.

      2.  [Except as provided in subsection 3,] Except as provided in section 1 of this act, any person who violates any of the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty:

      (a) For the first offense, of a gross misdemeanor.

      (b) For any subsequent offense, of a felony, and [upon convection] shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 6 years.

      3.  [Any person incarcerated in the Nevada state prison, or in a city or county jail who violates any of the provisions of subsection 1 shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 6 years. “Incarceration” for the purpose of this subsection shall not be deemed to begin until after the initial assignment to a cell following completion of the booking procedure.

      4.  Nothing in subsection 1 of this section applies to or affects:] The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to:

      (a) Sheriffs, constables, marshals, peace officers, special police officers, policemen, whether active or honorably retired, other duly appointed police officers or persons having permission from the sheriff of the county as provided in subsection [5.] 4.

      (b) Any person summoned by any peace officer to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while the person so summoned is actually engaged in assisting such officer.

      (c) Members of the Armed Forces of the United States when on duty.

      [5.]  4.  The sheriff of any county may, upon written application by a resident of that county showing the reason or the purpose for which the concealed weapon is to be carried, grant permission to the applicant, authorizing a person to carry, in this state, the concealed weapon described in the permit. No permit may be granted to any person to carry a switchblade knife.

      [6.]  5.  For [the] purposes of this section, [a] “switchblade knife” [is a knife having the appearance of a pocket knife, and includes] means a spring-blade knife, [a] snap-blade knife, or any other [similar type knife, the blade or blades] knife having the appearance of a pocket knife, any blade of which [are] is 2 or more inches long and which can be released automatically by a flick of a button, pressure on the handle, or other mechanical device, or [are] is released by any type of mechanism. [whatsoever.]

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 271ê

 

CHAPTER 137, SB 75

Senate Bill No. 75–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 137

AN ACT relating to community property; deleting restrictions on sale or creation of security interests in certain community property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 123.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      123.230  [1.  Either] A spouse may, by written power of attorney, give to the other the complete power to sell, convey or encumber any property held as community property or either spouse, acting alone, may manage and control community property, whether acquired before or after July 1, 1975, with [a like] the same power of disposition as the acting spouse has over his separate property, except that:

      [(a)]1.  Neither spouse may devise or bequeath [by will] more than one-half of the community property.

      [(b)]2.  Neither spouse may make a gift of community property without the express or implied consent of the other.

      [(c)]3.  Neither spouse may sell, convey or encumber the community real property [without the other spouse joining] unless both join in the execution of the deed or other instrument by which the real property is sold, conveyed or encumbered, and [such] the deed or other instrument must be acknowledged by both. [spouses.

      (d)]4.  Neither spouse may purchase or contract to purchase community real property [without the other spouse’s joining] unless both join in the transaction of purchase or in the execution of the contract to purchase.

      [(e)]5.  Neither spouse may create a security interest, other than a purchase money security interest as defined in NRS 104.9107, in, or sell, community household goods, furnishings [,] or appliances [or automobiles unless the other spouse joins] unless both join in executing the security agreement or contract of sale, if any.

      [(f)]6.  Neither spouse may acquire, purchase, sell, convey or encumber the assets, including real property and goodwill, of a business where both spouses participate in its management without the consent of the other. If only one spouse participates in [such] management, he may, in the ordinary course of [such] business, acquire, purchase, sell, convey or encumber the assets, including real property and goodwill, of the business without the consent of the nonparticipating spouse.

      [2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1, the husband or wife may, by written power of attorney, give to the other the complete power to sell, convey or encumber any property held as community property.]

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 272ê

 

CHAPTER 138, SB 244

Senate Bill No. 244–Senators Gojack and Blakemore

CHAPTER 138

AN ACT relating to the state flag, song and emblems; designating the ichthyosaur as the official state fossil.

 

[Approved April 7, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 235 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      The prehistoric marine reptile known as the ichthyosaur (Ichthyosauria), now extinct, is hereby designated as the official state fossil of the State of Nevada.

 

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CHAPTER 139, SB 126

Senate Bill No. 126–Committee on Commerce and Labor

CHAPTER 139

AN ACT relating to accountants; changing the composition of the Nevada state board of accountancy; increasing the membership of the board; establishing a method of appointing members to the board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 628.035 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      628.035  [There is hereby created a board of public accountancy for the State of Nevada to be known as the Nevada state board of accountancy.] The Nevada state board of accountancy, consisting of seven members appointed by the governor, is hereby created.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 628.045 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      628.045  1.  [Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the board shall consist of five members appointed by the governor. Members of the board shall be citizens of the United States and residents of this state.

      2.  Three of the members shall hold certified public accountants’ certificates issued pursuant to the laws of this state, and shall be engaged in active practice as certified public accountants. Two of the members shall be registered as public accountants under NRS 628.350, and shall be engaged in active practice as public accountants.

      3.  Whenever the total number of practicing public accountants registered under NRS 628.350 shall be:

      (a) Not more than 40 in number, the board shall be reduced to four members comprised of the three certified public accountant members and the one registered public accountant member whose term of office is last to expire.

      (b) Not more than 25 in number, the board shall be reduced to the three certified public accountant members.] The governor shall appoint:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 273 (Chapter 139, SB 126)ê

 

      (a) Five members who are certified public accountants in the State of Nevada.

      (b) Two members who are registered public accountants in the State of Nevada.

      2.  On and after April 1, 1978, the board shall consist of six members who are certified public accountants and one member who is a registered public accountant.

      3.  Whenever the total number of practicing public accountants registered is 10 or less, the board shall consist of six certified public accountant members and the registered public accountant member until his term of office expires. Thereafter, the board shall consist of seven members who are certified public accountants.

      4.  No person may be appointed to the board unless he is:

      (a) Engaged in active practice as a certified public accountant or registered public accountant; and

      (b) A resident of the State of Nevada.

      5.  If there are no public accountants who are eligible and willing to serve as members of the board, a certified public accountant may be appointed to fill a vacancy.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 628.055 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      628.055  1.  Members of the board shall hold office for a term of 3 years and until their successors are appointed and qualify.

      2.  The members of the board in office on April 1, [1971,] 1977, shall continue to hold their offices for the terms for which they were appointed.

      3.  If a vacancy occurs in the board, or a member is absent from the state for a period of 6 months without permission from the board, the governor shall appoint a person duly qualified under this chapter to fill the unexpired term.

      4.  No person who has served two successive complete terms [shall be] is eligible for reappointment until [after the expiration of] 1 year [.] after the expiration of those terms. Appointment to fill an unexpired term shall not be considered as a complete term.

      Sec. 4.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval or on April 1, 1977, whichever is later.

 

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CHAPTER 140, SB 70

Senate Bill No. 70–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 140

AN ACT relating to probate procedure; providing for notice to certain parties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 155.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      155.010  1.  Unless otherwise provided in a specific statute relating to the kind of notice required or otherwise ordered by the court in a particular instance, every notice required by this Title shall be given by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, at least 10 days prior to the date set for hearing or other action by the court.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 274 (Chapter 140, SB 70)ê

 

particular instance, every notice required by this Title shall be given by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, at least 10 days prior to the date set for hearing or other action by the court. Each such notice shall be addressed to the intended recipient at his last-known address, receipt for delivery requested.

      2.  Notice shall be given to each executor, administrator or trustee who is not a party to the filing and to any person who has requested notice as provided for in this chapter or who is otherwise entitled to individual notice pursuant to this Title.

      3.  Proof of the giving of notice [must] shall be made at the hearing; and if it appears to the satisfaction of the court that the notice has been regularly given the court shall so find in it order, and the order, when it becomes final, is conclusive upon all persons.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 451.300 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      451.300  Petitions for confirmation of sales shall be made to the district court of the county in which such lands are situated, and the clerk of the court shall fix a day for and give notice of hearing [in accordance with the provisions of NRS 155.010.] by publication on three dates of publication prior to the hearing, and if the newspaper is published oftener than once a week there shall be at least 10 days from the first to last dates of publication (both first and last days included).

 

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CHAPTER 141, SB 78

Senate Bill No. 78–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 141

AN ACT relating to probation in criminal cases; deleting a provision for deferring dishonorable discharge in certain instances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 176.245 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.245  [1.]  Every defendant:

      [(a)]1.  Whose probation has been revoked pursuant to NRS 176.215; or

      [(b)]2.  Whose term of probation has expired, whose whereabouts are unknown, and for whose arrest a warrant has been issued,

shall be given a dishonorable discharge.

      [2.  Such dishonorable discharge does not release the defendant from any obligation. Under the circumstances stated in paragraph (b) of subsection 1, it shall be issued if the defendant is not arrested within 1 year after the expiration of his term of probation.]

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 275ê

 

CHAPTER 142, AB 236

Assembly Bill No. 236–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 142

AN ACT relating to judicial proceedings; correcting erroneous references; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 41.031 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41.031  1.  The State of Nevada hereby waives its immunity from liability and action and hereby consents to have its liability determined in accordance with the same rules of law as are applied to civil actions against [individuals] natural persons and corporations, except as otherwise provided in NRS 41.032 to 41.038, inclusive, [provided] and subsection 3 of this section if the claimant complies with the limitations of NRS 41.032 to 41.036, inclusive, or the limitations of NRS 41.010. The State of Nevada further waives the immunity from liability and action of all political subdivisions of the state, and their liability shall be determined in the same manner, except as otherwise provided in NRS 41.032 to 41.038, inclusive, [provided] and subsection 3 of this section if the claimant complies with the limitations of NRS 41.032 to 41.036, inclusive.

      2.  An action may be brought under this section, in a court of [proper] competent jurisdiction [within] of this state, against the State of Nevada, any agency of the state, or any political subdivision of the state. In an action against the state or any agency of the state, the State of Nevada shall be named as defendant, and the summons and a copy of the complaint shall be served upon the secretary of state.

      3.  The State of Nevada does not waive its immunity from suit conferred by Amendment XI of the Constitution of the United States.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 125.320 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      125.320  1.  When the consent of the father, mother, guardian or district court, as required by NRS 122.020 or 122.025, has not been obtained, the marriage [shall be] is void from the time its nullity [shall be] is declared by a court of [proper] competent jurisdiction.

      2.  If the consent required by NRS 122.020 or 122.025 is not first obtained, [then] the marriage contracted without the consent of the father, mother, guardian or district court may be annulled upon application by or on behalf of the person who fails to obtain such consent, unless such person after reaching the age of 18 years freely cohabits for any time with the other party to the marriage as husband and wife. Any such annulment proceedings must be brought within 1 year after such person reaches the age of 18 years.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 608.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      608.120  The payment of wages or compensation shall be made in lawful money of the United States or by a good and valuable negotiable check or draft drawn only to the order of the employee unless:

      1.  Such employee has agreed to some other disposition of his or her wages; or


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      2.  The employer has been directed to make some other disposition of such employee’s wages by:

      (a) A court of [proper] competent jurisdiction; or

      (b) An agency of federal, state or local government with jurisdiction to issue such directives.

Such checks or drafts shall be payable on presentation thereof at some bank or established place of business without discount in lawful money of the United States, and not otherwise, and shall be payable at the place designated in the notice prescribed in NRS 608.080.

 

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CHAPTER 143, SB 301

Senate Bill No. 301–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 143

AN ACT relating to state public works; providing for accounting for the total costs of state buildings for their entire useful life; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 341 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  The board shall provide for a system of accounting for the total costs of state buildings throughout their expected useful life, taking into account all expenses of maintenance and operation.

      2.  Each proposal for the construction of a state building shall include figures showing the final total cost of the building, which is the sum of:

      (a) Initial construction costs; and

      (b) Operating costs for the expected useful life of the building, including maintenance, heating, lighting, air conditioning and other expenses of operation.

 

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CHAPTER 144, SB 216

Senate Bill No. 216–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 144

AN ACT relating to municipal airports; clarifying certain provisions relating to persons who are entitled to notice; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 496.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      496.020  As used in this chapter, unless the text otherwise requires:

      1.  “Air navigation facility” means any facility, other than one owned and operated by the United States, used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation, including any structures, mechanism, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems, or other instrumentalities, or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience, to the safe taking off, navigation, and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities.


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and operated by the United States, used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation, including any structures, mechanism, lights, beacons, markers, communicating systems, or other instrumentalities, or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience, to the safe taking off, navigation, and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, and any combination of any or all of such facilities.

      2.  “Airport” means any area of land or water which is used for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas which are used for airport buildings or other airport facilities or rights-of-way, together with all airport buildings and facilities located thereon.

      3.  “Airport hazard” means any structure, object of natural growth, or use of land which obstructs the airspace required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at an airport or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking off of aircraft.

      4.  “Municipal” means pertaining to a municipality as defined in this section.

      5.  “Municipality” means any county, city or town of this state.

      6.  “Person” means any [individual,] natural person, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association or body politic, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative thereof.

      7.  “Public utility” means a person who operates any airline, broadcasting, community antenna television, electric, gas, pipeline, radio, railroad, rural electric, sanitary sewer, slurry, telephone, telegraph or water business in this state and who conducts such business for a public use.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 496.130 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      496.130  1.  A municipality which has established or acquired or which may hereafter establish or acquire an airport or air navigation facility [is authorized to] may adopt, amend and repeal such reasonable ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations [and] or orders as it [shall deem] deems necessary for the management, government and use of such airport or air navigation facility under its control, whether situated within or without the territorial limits of the municipality.

      2.  For the enforcement thereof, the municipality may, by ordinance or resolution, as may by law be appropriate, appoint airport guards or police, with full police powers, and fix penalties, within the limits prescribed by law, for the violation of the ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations and orders. Penalties shall be enforced in the same manner in which penalties prescribed by other ordinances or resolutions of the municipality are enforced.

      3.  [No] A rule, regulation or ordinance shall not be adopted, amended or [changed] repealed under this chapter, except by action of the governing body of the municipality after a public hearing in relation thereto at which public [service corporations] utilities owning facilities in the areas involved, other parties of interest, and citizens [shall] have an opportunity to be heard. At least 15 days’ notice of the hearing shall:

      (a) Be given to all public [service corporations] utilities owning facilities in the area involved.

      (b) Be published in an official paper or a paper of general circulation in the municipality or municipalities in which the airport is located.


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      4.  All ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations or orders which are issued by the municipality shall be kept in substantial conformity with the laws of this state, or any regulations [promulgated] adopted or standards established pursuant thereto, and, as nearly as may be, with the federal laws governing aeronautics and the rules, regulations [and] or standards duly issued thereunder.

      5.  To the extent that an airport or other air navigation facility controlled and operated by a municipality is located outside the territorial limits of the municipality, it [shall,] is subject to federal and state laws, rules [and] or regulations, [be] under the jurisdiction and control of the municipality controlling or operating it, and no other municipality [shall have] has any authority to charge or exact a license fee or occupation tax for operations thereon.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 497.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      497.020  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Airport” means any area of land or water designed and set aside for the landing and taking off of aircraft and utilized in the interest of the public for such purposes.

      2.  “Airport hazard” means any structure or tree or use of land which obstructs the airspace required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at any airport, or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking off of aircraft.

      3.  “Airport hazard area” means any area of land or water upon which an airport hazard might be established if not prevented as provided in this chapter.

      4.  “Person” means any [individual,] natural person, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association or body politic, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or other similar representative thereof.

      5.  “Political subdivision” means any municipality, city, town, village or county.

      6.  “Public utility” means a person who operates any airline, broadcasting, community antenna television, electric, gas, pipeline, radio, railroad, rural electric, sanitary sewer, slurry, telephone, telegraph or water business in this state and who conducts such business for a public use.

      7.  “Structure” means any object constructed or installed by man, including, but without limitation, buildings, towers, smokestacks and overhead wires and other lines.

      [7.]  8.  “Tree” means any object of natural growth.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 497.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      497.080  1.  [No] An airport zoning [regulations shall] regulation shall not be adopted, amended or [changed] repealed under this chapter except by action of the joint board provided for in NRS 497.050, or the governing body of the political subdivision as provided in NRS 497.040, after a public hearing in relation thereto, at which public utilities owning facilities in the area involved, other parties in interest and citizens [shall] have an opportunity to be heard.

      2.  At least 15 days’ notice of the hearing shall be given to all public utilities [, whether publicly or privately owned,] owning facilities in the area involved, and at least 15 days’ notice of the hearing shall be published in an official paper, or a paper of general circulation, in the political subdivision or subdivisions in which is located the airport hazard to be zoned.


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area involved, and at least 15 days’ notice of the hearing shall be published in an official paper, or a paper of general circulation, in the political subdivision or subdivisions in which is located the airport hazard to be zoned.

 

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CHAPTER 145, AB 298

Assembly Bill No. 298–Committee on Commerce

CHAPTER 145

AN ACT relating to marriage; requiring the consent of only one parent; allowing a county clerk to require certain evidence of age; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 122.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      122.020  1.  A male and a female person, at least 18 years of age, not nearer of kin than second cousins or cousins of the half blood, and not having a husband or wife living, may be joined in marriage.

      2.  A person at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age may marry only if he has the consent of:

      (a) Either parent [, if such person is living with both parents and the parent consenting has the written authorization of the other parent;

      (b) The custodial parent, if such person is living with only one of his parents; or

      (c)]; or

      (b) Such person’s legal guardian.

      3.  Consent may be given in person or by written statement acknowledged before a notary public or other officer authorized to take acknowledgments.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 122.025 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      122.025  1.  A person less than 16 years of age may marry only if he has the consent of:

      (a) [Both parents, if such person is living with both parents;

      (b) The custodial parent, if such person is living with only one parent; or

      (c)]Either parent; or

      (b) Such person’s legal guardian,

and such person also obtains authorization from a district court as provided in subsection 2.

      2.  In extraordinary circumstances, a district court may authorize the marriage of [persons] a person less than 16 years of age if the court finds that:

      (a) The marriage will serve the best interests of such person; and

      (b) Such person has the consent required by paragraphs (a) [,] or (b) [or (c)] of subsection 1.

Pregnancy alone does not establish that the best interests of such person will be served by marriage, nor may pregnancy be required by a court as a condition necessary for its authorization for the marriage of such person.


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as a condition necessary for its authorization for the marriage of such person.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 122.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      122.040  1.  Before persons may be joined in marriage, a license shall be obtained for that purpose from the county clerk of any county in the state. Licenses may be obtained:

      (a) At the county seat; and

      (b) In counties having a population of 100,000 or more, but less than 200,000 as determined by the last preceding national census of the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce, at one place within the county in addition to the county seat if the county clerk designates such additional place.

      2.  [The] Before issuing a marriage license, the county clerk may [inquire of the person applying for a marriage license, upon oath or affirmation, relative to the legality of the contemplated marriage, and if the clerk is satisfied that there is no legal impediment thereto, then he shall grant the marriage license.] require evidence that the person applying for the marriage license is of age. The county clerk may also require a statement under oath by the person applying for the marriage license and the person’s parent, if available, that the person is of age.

      3.  The county clerk, when issuing the license, shall require the person applying [therefor] to answer under oath each of the questions contained in the form of license, and, if the person applying [therefor] cannot answer positively any questions with reference to the other person named in the license, the clerk shall require both persons named in the license to appear before him and to answer, under oath, the questions contained in the form of license. If any of the information required is unknown to such person or persons, he or she shall state that the answer is unknown.

      4.  If any of the persons intending to marry is under age and has not been previously married, the clerk shall issue the license if the consent of the parent or guardian is:

      (a) Personally given before the clerk;

      (b) Certified under the hand of the parent or guardian, attested by two witnesses, one of whom shall appear before the clerk and make oath that he saw the parent or guardian subscribe his name to the annexed certificate, or heard him or her acknowledge the same; or

      (c) In writing, subscribed to and duly acknowledged before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths.

      5.  All records pertaining to such licenses are public records and open to inspection pursuant to the provisions of NRS 239.010. Any county clerk who refuses to permit such inspection is guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

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CHAPTER 146, AB 183

Assembly Bill No. 183–Assemblymen Dini and Serpa

CHAPTER 146

AN ACT relating to meat; requiring the state department of agriculture to establish a program for grading and certifying meats, prepared meats and meat products; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 583 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  The state department of agriculture shall establish a program for grading and certifying meats, prepared meats and meat products in conformity with federal practice.

      2.  The department may enter into cooperative agreements with the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and the college of agriculture of the University of Nevada and adopt appropriate regulations to carry out the program.

      3.  The department may establish fees, to be collected from slaughtering or other processing operations, for the purpose of grading and certifying meats, prepared meats and meat products.

      Sec. 2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state department of agriculture for the purpose of establishing a program for grading and certifying meats, prepared meats and meat products:

      1.  The sum of $2,170 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1977.

      2.  The sum of $10,206 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1977, and ending June 30, 1978.

      3.  The sum of $10,957 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1978, and ending June 30, 1979.

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 147, AB 75

Assembly Bill No. 75–Committee on Labor and Management

CHAPTER 147

AN ACT relating to apprenticeships; deleting age limitations for apprentices; requiring the state apprenticeship council to meet periodically; modifying the powers of the state director of apprenticeship; changing responsibility for the selection and training of teachers and supplemental instruction for apprentices; requiring apprenticeship committees to notify the state apprenticeship council of the termination of an apprentice’s indenture; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 610.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.010  As used in this chapter, “apprentice” means a person [at least 16 years of age and preferably under 21 years of age] who is covered by a written agreement with an employer, or with an association of employers or an organization of employees acting as agent for an employer, which apprenticeship agreement:

 


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covered by a written agreement with an employer, or with an association of employers or an organization of employees acting as agent for an employer, which apprenticeship agreement:

      1.  Is approved by the state apprenticeship council.

      2.  Provides for not less than 4,000 hours of reasonably continuous employment for such person.

      3.  Provides for his participation in an approved schedule of work experience through employment and for at least 144 hours per year of related supplemental instruction.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 610.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.020  The purposes of this chapter are:

      1.  To open to young people, without regard to race, color, creed, sex, physical or visual handicap or national origin, the opportunity to obtain training that will equip them for profitable employment and citizenship.

      2.  To set up, as a means to this end, a program of voluntary apprenticeship under approved apprentice agreements providing facilities for their training and guidance in the arts and crafts of industry and trade, with [parallel] instruction in related and supplementary education.

      3.  To promote employment opportunities for young people, without regard to race, color, creed, sex, physical or visual handicap or national origin, under conditions providing adequate training and reasonable earnings.

      4.  To regulate the supply of skilled workers to employment demands.

      5.  To establish standards for apprentice training.

      6.  To establish a state apprenticeship council and local joint apprenticeship committees to assist in effectuating the purposes of this chapter.

      7.  To provide for a state director of apprenticeship.

      8.  To provide for reports to the legislature and to the public regarding the status of apprentice training in the state.

      9.  To establish a procedure for the determination of apprentice agreement controversies.

      10.  To accomplish related ends.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 610.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.070  The state apprenticeship council shall meet [at the call of its chairman or upon a written request signed by three members.] at least once in each calendar quarter and may meet at other times at the call of a majority of its members.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 610.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.120  1.  The state director of apprenticeship [is authorized:] may:

      (a) [With the advice and guidance of the state apprenticeship council, to administer the provisions of this chapter.] Administer the provisions of this chapter with the advice and guidance of the state apprenticeship council.

      (b) In cooperation with the state apprenticeship council and local or state joint apprenticeship committees, [to] set up conditions and training standards for apprentice agreements, which conditions or standards shall in no case be [lower] less stringent than those prescribed by this chapter.


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      (c) [To approve] Approve any apprentice agreement which meets the standards established under this chapter and [to] terminate or cancel any apprentice agreement in accordance with the provisions of such agreement.

      (d) [To keep] Keep a record of apprentice agreements and their dispositions.

      (e) [To notify local joint apprenticeship committees of completion of apprenticeships.] Issue certificates of completion of apprenticeship at the request of the local joint apprenticeship committee.

      (f) [To perform] Perform such other duties as are necessary to carry out the intent of this chapter.

      2.  The administration and supervision of related and supplemental instruction for apprentices, coordination of instruction with job experiences, and the selection and training of teachers and coordinators for such instruction [shall be] is the responsibility of [state and local boards responsible for vocational education.] the local joint apprenticeship committees.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 610.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.140  1.  [The functions of a] A local or state apprenticeship committee shall: [be:

      (a) To cooperate with school authorities in regard to the education of apprentices.

      (b)](a) In accordance with standards set up by the state apprenticeship council, [to] work in an advisory capacity with employers and employees in matters regarding schedules of operations, application of wage rates, and working conditions for apprentices, which conditions shall specify the number of apprentices which may be employed locally in the trade under apprentice agreements entered into under this chapter.

      [(c) To adjust] (b) Adjust apprenticeship disputes not otherwise provided for in bona fide collective bargaining agreements.

      (c) Within 10 days after the termination of the indenture of any apprentice, submit to the state apprenticeship council a written notice which includes the name of the apprentice and the reason for his termination.

      (d) [To keep] Keep the state apprenticeship council informed of all actions.

      2.  The activities of local or state joint apprenticeship committees [shall be,] are, at all times, subject to appeal to the state apprenticeship council.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 610.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.150  Every apprentice agreement or indenture entered into under this chapter shall contain:

      1.  The names of the contracting parties.

      2.  The date of birth of the apprentice.

      3.  A statement of the trade, craft or business which the apprentice is to be taught, and the time at which the apprenticeship will begin and end.

      4.  A statement showing the number of hours to be spent by the apprentice in work and the number of hours to be spent in related and supplemental instruction, which instruction [shall be not] may not be less than 144 hours per year; but in no case [shall] may the combined weekly hours of work and of required related and supplemental instruction of the apprentice exceed the maximum number of hours of work prescribed by law for a person of the age [and sex] of the apprentice.


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less than 144 hours per year; but in no case [shall] may the combined weekly hours of work and of required related and supplemental instruction of the apprentice exceed the maximum number of hours of work prescribed by law for a person of the age [and sex] of the apprentice.

      5.  A statement setting forth a schedule of the processes in the trade or industry division in which the apprentice is to be taught and the approximate time to be spent at each process.

      6.  A statement of the graduated scale of wages to be paid the apprentice and whether compensation [shall] is to be paid for the required school time.

      7.  A statement providing for a period of probation of not more than 500 hours of employment and instruction extending over not more than 6 months, during which time any apprentice indenture shall be terminated by the local joint apprenticeship committee at the request, in writing, of either party to the indenture, and providing that after such probationary period the apprentice indenture may be terminated after due hearing of the case by the local joint apprenticeship committee subject to appeal to the state apprenticeship council.

      8.  A statement that [no] an apprentice shall not be discriminated against with respect to hire, advancement, compensation or other terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, creed, sex, physical or visual handicap or national origin.

      9.  A provision that all controversies or differences concerning the apprentice agreement which cannot be adjusted locally shall be submitted to the state apprenticeship council for determination as provided in NRS 610.180.

      10.  [A provision that an employer who is unable to fulfill his obligation under the apprentice agreement may, with the approval of the local joint apprenticeship committee, transfer such contract to any other employer; provided:

      (a) That the apprentice consents and that such other employer agrees to assume the obligations of the apprentice agreement; and

      (b) That the local joint apprenticeship committee shall notify the state apprenticeship council of such action.

      11.]  Such additional terms and conditions as may be prescribed or approved by the state apprenticeship council not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 610.180 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.180  1.  Upon the complaint of any interested person or upon its own initiative, the state apprenticeship council may investigate to determine if there has been a violation of the terms of an apprentice agreement made under this chapter. The state apprenticeship council may hold hearings, inquiries and other proceedings necessary to such investigations and determinations. The parties to such agreement shall be given a fair and impartial hearing, after reasonable notice. [thereof.] A copy of the determination or decision of each such hearing shall be filed with the labor commissioner, and if no appeal therefrom is filed with the labor commissioner within 10 days after the date thereof such determination or decision [shall become] becomes the order of the labor commissioner.

      2.  Any person aggrieved by any determination or action of the state apprenticeship council may appeal to the labor commissioner, whose decision, when supported by evidence, [shall be] is conclusive if notice of appeal therefrom to the courts is not filed within 30 days after the date of the order or decision of the labor commissioner.


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apprenticeship council may appeal to the labor commissioner, whose decision, when supported by evidence, [shall be] is conclusive if notice of appeal therefrom to the courts is not filed within 30 days after the date of the order or decision of the labor commissioner.

      3.  [No person shall] A person shall not institute any action for the enforcement of any apprentice agreement or any action for damages for the breach of any apprentice agreement made under this chapter unless he first [shall have exhausted] exhausts all administrative remedies provided by this [section.] chapter.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 610.185 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      610.185  The state apprenticeship council shall suspend for 1 year the right of any employer, association of employers or organization of employees acting as agent for an employer to participate in the apprenticeship program under the provisions of this chapter if the Nevada equal rights commission, after notice and hearing, finds that such employer, association or organization has discriminated against an apprentice because of race, color, creed, sex, physical or visual handicap or national origin in violation of [subsection 8 of NRS 610.150.] this chapter.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 610.130 is hereby repealed.

      Sec. 10.  Section 8 of this act shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1977.

 

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CHAPTER 148, AB 138

Assembly Bill No. 138–Assemblymen Hayes, Schofield, Sena, Craddock, Dreyer, Ross, Coulter, Harmon, Polish, Barengo, Hickey, Price, Robinson, Horn, Wagner, Brookman, Murphy, Dini and Gomes

CHAPTER 148

AN ACT relating to parole and probation; reducing the number of members on the state board of parole commissioners; placing the members in full-time positions in the unclassified service of the state; separating the board from the department of parole and probation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 213.107 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.107  As used in NRS 213.107 to 213.160, inclusive:

      1.  “Board” means the state board of parole commissioners.

      2.  “Department” means the department of parole and probation.

      3.  “Executive officer” means the chief parole and probation officer. [, who is the executive officer of the department.]

      Sec. 2.  NRS 213.1071 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1071  1.  There is hereby created the department of parole and probation.

      2.  The department [shall consist] consists of the executive officer and such divisions or sections as the executive officer may create with the approval of the [board.] governor.


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      3.  The executive officer of the department [shall be] is the chief parole and probation officer. [appointed in accordance with NRS 213.1092.]

      Sec. 3.  NRS 213.1072 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1072  The executive officer [, subject to the administrative supervision of the board,] shall:

      1.  Administer all activities and services of the department. [in accordance with the policies, standards, rules and regulations established by the board.]

      2.  Be responsible for the management of the department.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 213.1073 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1073  The executive officer [, with the approval of the board,] may:

      1.  Organize the department to provide maximum efficiency in carrying out its duties.

      2.  Appoint the heads of divisions or sections as established.

      3.  Appoint such assistants and other employees as may be required to administer the duties imposed by law upon the board and the department within the limits of appropriations.

      4.  Set standards of service.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 213.108 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.108  1.  The state board of parole commissioners is hereby created.

      2.  The board [shall consist of five persons to be] consists of three members appointed by the governor.

      3.  A chairman of the board shall be [elected by the members thereof.] appointed by the governor.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 213.109 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.109  1.  [The] After the initial terms, the term of officer of each member of the board [shall be] is 4 years. [, except as provided in subsections 2 and 3.]

      2.  [Immediately after July 1, 1957, the governor shall appoint:

      (a) Two members for terms expiring on the 1st Monday in January 1959; and

      (b) Two members for terms expiring on the 1st Monday in January 1961.

      3.  Immediately after April 6, 1959, the governor shall appoint one member for a term expiring on the 1st Monday in January 1963.

      4.]  Appointments to the board shall be made by the governor within 60 days from the time any vacancy occurs.

      3.  Members of the board are in the unclassified service of the state. They shall devote their entire time and attention to the business of the board and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit which detracts from the full and timely performance of their duties.

      [5.]  4.  Any member of the board [shall have authority to] may administer an oath or affirmation to any person offering to testify upon the hearing of an application for parole or in a parole revocation hearing, and any district judge, county clerk or notary public may take and certify [affidavits and depositions] an affidavit or deposition to be used upon such [applications,] an application, either for or against [the same,] it, or in a parole revocation hearing.


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such [applications,] an application, either for or against [the same,] it, or in a parole revocation hearing.

      [6.]  5.  The members [shall be] of the board are entitled to receive the [sum of $40 for each day’s attendance at meetings of the board; and all members shall receive the per diem expense allowance] subsistence allowances and travel expenses as fixed by law.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 213.1091 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1091  1.  The [board] department may accept:

      (a) Advisory services, funds, equipment and supplies made available by any Act of Congress for any program administered by the department or any of its divisions.

      (b) Funds and contributions made available by a county, a city or any other political subdivision of this state for any program administered by the department or any of its divisions.

      (c) Funds, contributions, gifts, grants, bequests and services made available by a public or private corporation, a partnership, an association or individuals for any program administered by the department or any of its divisions.

      2.  The [board] department may enter into such contracts and agreements with the United States of America or any of its agencies as may be necessary, proper and convenient.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 213.1092 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1092  1.  The [board] governor shall appoint [a] the chief parole and probation officer, who shall be in the unclassified service of the state.

      2.  The chief parole and probation officer shall:

      (a) Be selected on the basis of his training, experience, capacity and interest in correctional services.

      (b) Have had at least 5 years’ experience in correctional programs, of which at least 3 years [shall have been] were in a responsible administrative position.

      3.  The [board shall supervise the activities of the chief parole and probation officer.

      4.  The board shall provide suitable office quarters, supplies and equipment in order to maintain the] principal office of the chief parole and probation officer [, which] shall be in Carson City, Nevada.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 213.1094 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1094  1.  The chief parole and probation officer shall receive an annual salary in an amount determined pursuant to the provisions of NRS 284.182.

      2.  Assistant parole and probation officers [, the executive secretary] and employees of the board (except as provided in subsection 3 of NRS 284.140) shall be in the classified service of the state and shall receive such salaries as are fixed in accordance with the pay plan adopted pursuant to the provisions of chapter 284 of NRS.

      3.  The chief parole and probation officer, assistant parole and probation officers, the executive secretary and employees of the board shall receive the per diem expense allowances and travel expenses as fixed by law.

      4.  The compensation, salaries and expenses of the [chief parole and probation officer, assistant parole and probation officers, the] executive secretary and employees of the board shall be paid, upon certification by the secretary of the board, in the same manner as those of other state officers and employees.


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probation officer, assistant parole and probation officers, the] executive secretary and employees of the board shall be paid, upon certification by the secretary of the board, in the same manner as those of other state officers and employees.

      5.  The chief parole and probation officer shall devote his entire time and attention to the business of his office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 213.1095 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1095  The chief parole and probation officer shall:

      1.  Be responsible for and supervise the fiscal affairs and responsibilities of the department.

      2.  Present, in conjunction with the budget division of the department of administration, the biennial budget of the department to the legislature.

      3.  Establish, consolidate and abolish sections within the department.

      4.  Establish, consolidate and abolish districts within the state to which assistant parole and probation officers are assigned.

      5.  Appoint, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 284 of NRS, the necessary supervisory personnel and other assistants and employees as may be necessary for the efficient discharge of the responsibilities of the department.

      6.  Be responsible for such reports of investigation and supervision and other reports as may be requested by the board or courts.

      7.  Direct the work of all assistants and employees as may be assigned to him.

      8.  Formulate methods of investigation, supervision, record keeping and reporting.

      9.  Develop policies of parole and probation work, including the work release program, in the light of other acceptable and recognized correctional programs and conduct training courses for the staff.

      10.  Furnish or cause to be furnished to each person released under his supervision a written statement of the conditions of parole or probation, instruct or cause to be instructed any parolee or probationer regarding the same, and advise or cause to be advised the board or the court of any violation of the conditions of parole and probation.

      11.  At the close of each biennium, submit to the governor and the board a report, with statistical and other data, of his work.

      12.  Perform such other duties as [the board may prescribe.] are prescribed by law.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 213.1096 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1096  Assistant parole and probation officers shall:

      1.  Investigate all cases referred to them for investigation by the board or by the chief parole and probation officer, or by any court in which they are authorized to serve.

      2.  Supervise all persons released on probation by any such court or released to them for supervision by the board or by the chief parole and probation officer.

      3.  Furnish to each person released under their supervision a written statement of the conditions of parole or probation and [shall] instruct him regarding [the same.] those conditions.

      4.  Keep informed concerning the conduct and condition of all persons under their supervision and [shall] use all suitable methods to aid and encourage them and to bring about improvement in their conduct and conditions.


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and encourage them and to bring about improvement in their conduct and conditions.

      5.  Keep detailed records of their work.

      6.  Collect and disburse all [moneys] money in accordance with the orders of the [board] chief parole and probation officer or the court.

      7.  Keep accurate and complete accounts of all [moneys] money received and disbursed in accordance with such orders and give receipts therefor.

      8.  Make such reports in writing as the court or [the board or] the chief parole and probation officer may require.

      9.  Coordinate their work with that of other social agencies.

      10.  File identifying information regarding their cases with any social service index or exchange operating in the area to which they are assigned.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 176.185 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.185  1.  Whenever any person has been found guilty in a district court of the State of Nevada of a crime upon verdict or plea, the court, except in cases of capital murder or murder on the first or second degree, kidnaping, forcible rape, or an offense for which the suspension of sentence or the granting of probation is expressly forbidden, may by its order suspend the execution of the sentence imposed and grant such probation to the convicted person as the judge thereof deems advisable. The court may grant probation to a person convicted of the infamous crime against nature, of indecent or obscene exposure or of lewdness only if a certificate of a psychiatrist, as required by NRS 201.190, 201.210, 201.220 or 201.230, is received by the court.

      2.  The district judge shall not grant probation until a written report is received by him from the chief parole and probation officer. The chief parole and probation officer shall submit a written report not later than 30 days following a request for a probation investigation from the county clerk, and if no report is submitted by the chief parole and probation officer within 30 days the district judge may grant probation without the written report.

      3.  In issuing the order granting probation, the court may fix the terms and conditions thereof, including a requirement for restitution as provided in NRS 176.189; but in imposing sentence the court may fix the definite term of imprisonment within the minimum and maximum periods fixed by law, except that the court shall not suspend the execution of a sentence of imprisonment after the defendant has begun to serve such sentence.

      4.  In placing any defendant on probation or in granting any defendant a suspended sentence, the court shall direct that he be placed under the supervision of [the board and of] the chief parole and probation officer.

      5.  The court shall also, upon the entering of the order of probation or suspension of sentence, as provided for in NRS 176.175 to 176.245, inclusive, direct the clerk of such court to certify a copy of the records in the case and deliver the same to the chief parole and probation officer.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 334.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      334.010  1.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, and in subsections 2 and 3, and except for automobiles to be used as ambulances, any automobile purchase by or on behalf of the State of Nevada, any department, office, bureau, or official or employee thereof, shall cost a sum of money not to exceed $5,000 as the entire purchase price thereof, whether to be paid for entirely in money or part by exchange of another automobile traded in.


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department, office, bureau, or official or employee thereof, shall cost a sum of money not to exceed $5,000 as the entire purchase price thereof, whether to be paid for entirely in money or part by exchange of another automobile traded in. The state board of examiners, however, may approve the purchase of an automobile costing more than $5,000 if the purpose of the automobile is to carry seven or more passengers or if it is a multipurpose automobile.

      2.  Any automobile purchased by or on behalf of the governor shall cost a sum of money not to exceed $9,000 as the entire purchase price thereof, whether to be paid for entirely in money or part by exchange of another automobile traded in.

      3.  Any automobile purchased for use as a highway patrol vehicle shall cost a sum of money not to exceed $6,000 as the entire purchase price thereof, whether to be paid for entirely in money or in part by exchange of another automobile traded in.

      4.  No automobile may be purchased by any department, office, bureau, official or employee of the state without prior written consent of the state board of examiners.

      5.  All such automobiles shall be used for official purposes only.

      6.  All such automobiles, except automobiles maintained for and used by the governor or by or under the authority and direction of the [state board of parole commissioners,] chief parole and probation officer, the state contractors’ board and auditors, the state fire marshal, the investigation and narcotics division of the department of law enforcement assistance and investigators of the state gaming control board and the attorney general, and one automobile used by the Nevada state prison, two automobiles used by the Nevada girls training center, and four automobiles used by the Nevada youth training center, shall be labeled by painting the words “State of Nevada” and “For Official Use Only” thereon in plain lettering. The director of the department of general services or his representative shall prescribe the size and location of the label for all such automobiles.

      7.  Any officer or employee of the State of Nevada who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 482.368 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.368  1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, the department shall provide suitable distinguishing plates for exempt vehicles. Such plates shall be provided at cost and shall be displayed on such vehicles in the same manner as provided for privately owned vehicles.

      2.  License plates furnished for:

      (a) Such automobiles as are maintained for and used by the governor or under the authority and direction of the [state board of parole commissioners,] chief parole and probation officer, the state contractors’ board and auditors, the state fire marshal, the investigation and narcotics division of the department of law enforcement assistance and any authorized federal or out-of-state law enforcement agency;

      (b) One automobile used by the Nevada state prison, two automobiles used by the Nevada girls training center, and four automobiles used by the Nevada youth training center; and

      (c) Automobiles maintained for and used by investigators of the following:


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             (1) The state gaming control board;

             (2) The division of brand inspection of the state department of agriculture;

             (3) The attorney general;

             (4) Duly appointed city or county juvenile officers;

             (5) District attorney offices;

             (6) Sheriff offices; and

             (7) Police departments in the state,

shall not bear any distinguishing mark which would serve to identify such automobiles as owned by the state, county or city. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1, such license plates shall be issued annually for $5.50 per set.

      3.  Applications for such licenses shall be made through the head of the department, board, bureau, commission, school district or irrigation district, or through the chairman of the board of county commissioners of the county or town or through the mayor of the city, owning or controlling such vehicles, and no plate or plates [shall] may be issued until a certificate [shall have] has been filed with the department showing that the name of the department, board, bureau, commission, county, city, town, school district or irrigation district, as the case may be, and the words “For Official Use Only” have been permanently and legibly affixed to each side of the vehicle, except such automobiles as are enumerated in subsection 2.

      4.  For the purposes of this section, “exempt vehicle” means a vehicle owned by the State of Nevada or any of its political subdivisions.

      Sec. 15.  Section 12 of chapter 47, Statutes of Nevada 1977, being Senate Bill 114 of the 59th session of the legislature, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

       Sec. 12.  1.  The state board of parole commissioners, through the chief parole and probation officer shall establish and administer a work release program under which a person sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution may be granted the privilege of leaving secure custody during necessary and reasonable hours to:

       (a) Work in this state at gainful private employment that has been approved by the state board of parole commissioners for such purpose.

       (b) Obtain in this state additional education, including but not limited to vocational, technical and general education.

       2.  The work release program may also include, under rules developed by the chief parole and probation officer and approved by the state board of parole commissioners, temporary leave for the purpose of seeking employment in this state.

       3.  The [state board of parole commissioners] chief parole and probation officer is responsible for the quartering and supervision of prisoners enrolled in the work release program.

 

      Sec. 16.  Section 14 of chapter 47, Statutes of Nevada 1977, being Senate Bill 114 of the 59th session of the legislature, is hereby amended to read as follows:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 292 (Chapter 148, AB 138)ê

 

       Sec. 14.  1.  The chief parole and probation officer shall administer the work release program. [In addition to the other duties assigned by the state board of parole commissioners, the] The chief parole and probation officer shall:

       (a) Locate employment for qualified applicants;

       (b) Effect placement of prisoners under the work release program; and

       (c) Generally promote public understanding and acceptance of the work release program.

       2.  All state agencies shall cooperate with the [state board of parole commissioners] chief parole probation officer in carrying out this section to such extent as is consistent with their other lawful duties.

       3.  [Subject to the approval of the state board of parole commissioner, the] The chief parole and probation officer shall adopt rules for [the] administering [of] the work release program.

 

      Sec. 17.  Section 16 of chapter 47, Statutes of Nevada 1977, being Senate Bill 114 of the 59th session of the legislature, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

       Sec. 16.  1.  The [state board of parole commissioners through the] chief parole and probation officer may contract with the government bodies of political subdivisions in this state for quartering in suitable local facilities of prisoners enrolled in work release programs. Each such facility must satisfy standards established by the state board of parole commissioners to assure secure custody of prisoners quartered therein.

       2.  The [state board of parole commissioners] chief parole and probation officer may not enroll any prisoner in the work release program unless it has been determined that suitable facilities for quartering the prisoner are available in the locality where the prisoner has employment or the offer of employment.

 

      Sec. 18.  The term of each person holding office as a member of the state board of parole commissioners on June 30, 1977, expires on that date. The governor shall appoint:

      1.  Two members to terms which will expire June 30, 1981; and

      2.  One member to a term which will expire June 30, 1979,

and thereafter the term of office of every member shall be 4 years.

      Sec. 19.  Sections 13, 15, 16 and 17 of this act shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1977.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 293ê

 

CHAPTER 149, SB 73

Senate Bill No. 73–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 149

AN ACT relating to actions for personal injuries; repealing the statutes which, in certain circumstances, bar such actions against the owners or operators of land vehicles or aircraft for injury to or death of guest passengers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 8, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 41.180 is hereby repealed.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 41.190 is hereby repealed.

      Sec. 3.  Section 1 of this act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 150, SB 207

Senate Bill No. 207–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 150

AN ACT relating to juries; providing for the protection of a juror’s employment following his term of service; providing for notice to an employer; providing penalties for violations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 6 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  Any person, corporation, partnership, association or other entity who is:

      (a) An employer; or

      (b) The employee, agent or officer of an employer, vested with the power to terminate or recommend termination of employment,

of a person who is a juror or who has received a summons to appear for jury duty, and who deprives the juror or person summoned of his employment, as a consequence of his service as a juror or prospective juror, or who asserts to such juror or person summoned that his service as a juror or prospective juror will result in termination of his employment, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      2.  A person discharged from employment in violation of subsection 1 may commence a civil action against his employer and obtain:

      (a) Wages and benefits lost as a result of the violation;

      (b) An order of reinstatement without loss of position, seniority or benefits;

      (c) Damages equal to the amount of the lost wages and benefits; and

      (d) Reasonable attorney’s fees fixed by the court.


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      3.  Each summons to appear for jury duty shall be accompanied by a notice to the employer of the person summoned. The notice shall inform the employer that the person has been summoned for jury duty and shall include a copy of the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of this section. The person summoned, if he is employed, shall give the notice to his employer at least 1 day before he is to appear for jury duty.

 

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CHAPTER 151, SB 210

Senate Bill No. 210–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 151

AN ACT relating to juries; expanding grounds and providing a procedure for excusing jurors; making failure to show cause for nonattendance as a juror a contempt of court; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 6.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      6.030  1.  The court may [, in its discretion] at any time temporarily excuse [temporarily] any juror on account of: [sickness or physical disability, or serious illness or death of a member of his immediate family.]

      (a) Sickness or physical disability.

      (b) Serious illness or death of a member of his immediate family.

      (c) Undue hardship or extreme inconvenience.

      (d) Public necessity.

A person temporarily excused shall appear for jury service as the court may direct.

      2.  The court shall permanently excuse any person from service as a juror if he is incapable, by reason of a permanent physical or mental disability, of rendering satisfactory service as a juror. The court may require the prospective juror to submit a physician’s certificate concerning the nature and extent of the disability and the certifying physician may be required to testify concerning the disability when the court so directs.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 6.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      6.040  Any person summoned as provided in this chapter to serve as a juror, who [shall fail] fails to attend and serve as [such] a juror, shall, unless excused by the court, be ordered by the court to appear and show cause for his failure to attend and serve as a juror. If he fails to show cause, he is in contempt and shall be fined not more than $500.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 295ê

 

CHAPTER 152, SB 262

Senate Bill No. 262–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 152

AN ACT relating to juries; allowing additional peremptory challenges in certain cases; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 16.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.040  1.  Either party may challenge the jurors. [; but when there are several parties on either side, they shall join in a challenge before it can be made, unless the court otherwise order or direct.] The challenges shall be to individual jurors and shall either be peremptory or for cause. Each party [shall be] is entitled to four peremptory challenges.

      2.  If there are two or more parties on any side and their interests are diverse, the court may allow additional peremptory challenges, but not more than four, to the side with the multiple parties. If the multiple parties on a side are unable to agree upon the allocation of their additional peremptory challenges, the allocation shall be made by the court.

 

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CHAPTER 153, AB 345

Assembly Bill No. 345–Committee on Commerce

CHAPTER 153

AN ACT relating to insurance; providing for yearly payments of unclaimed insurance funds into the general fund of the state; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 697A.090 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      697A.090  [Upon receipt of any unclaimed funds from life insurers by the commissioner, he shall pay forthwith three-fourths of the amount thereof into the general fund of the state for the use of the state.] The commissioner shall pay into the general fund of the state on July 1 three-fourths of the unclaimed funds received from life insurers during the preceding fiscal year. The remaining one-fourth shall be administered by him as a special trust fund for the purposes of this chapter, and deposited in the manner provided by law for the deposit of such funds At the end of each calendar year, any unclaimed funds which have been a part of such special trust fund for a period of 7 years or more shall be paid into the general fund of the state for the use of the state, but the special trust fund shall never be so reduced to less than $1,000.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 296ê

 

CHAPTER 154, SB 206

Senate Bill No. 206–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 154

AN ACT relating to rates of interest; increasing the rate of interest for claims against estates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 147.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      147.220  All claims paid shall bear interest from date of filing [and] at the rate of [3] 7 percent per annum unless a different rate is applicable by contract or otherwise. [applicable thereto.]

 

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CHAPTER 155, SB 270

Senate Bill No. 270–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 155

AN ACT making appropriations for the establishment of automated photocomposition and text processing systems; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Subject to the restrictions provided in section 3 of this act, there is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the state printing and records division of the department of general services the sum of $434,000 for the purpose of establishing an automated composition system.

      Sec. 2.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the legislative commission the sum of $500,000 for the purpose of establishing an automated text processing system, including the creation of the data base.

      Sec. 3.  To assure the compatibility of the systems to be established pursuant to sections 1 and 2 of this act, the superintendent of the state printing and records division of the department of general services shall not expend any amount out of the money appropriated by section 1 of this act until the legislative commission has approved the equipment or program to be acquired by the expenditure of that amount.

      Sec. 4.  After June 30, 1979, the unencumbered balance of the appropriations made in sections 1 and 2 of this act shall not be encumbered and shall revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 5.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 297ê

 

CHAPTER 156, SB 53

Senate Bill No. 53–Senators Blakemore and Raggio

CHAPTER 156

AN ACT relating to juvenile traffic violators; providing for peace officers to issue citations in lieu of making arrests under the same criteria as apply to adult violators; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 62.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      62.170  1.  [Any] Except as provided in subsection 6, any peace officer or probation officer may take into custody any child who is found violating any law or ordinance or whose surroundings are such as to endanger his welfare. When a child is taken into custody, the officer shall immediately notify the parent, guardian or custodian of the child, if known, and the probation officer. Unless it is impracticable or inadvisable or has been otherwise ordered by the court, or is otherwise provided in this section, the child shall be released to the custody of his parent or other responsible adult upon the written agreement signed by such person to bring the child to the court at a stated time or at such time as the court may direct. The written agreement shall be submitted to the court as soon as possible. If such person fails to produce the child as agreed or upon notice from the court, a writ may be issued for the attachment of the person or of the child requiring that the person or child, or both of them, be brought into the court at a time stated in the writ.

      2.  If the child is not released, as provided in subsection 1, the child shall be taken without unnecessary delay to the court or to the place of detention designated by the court, and, as soon as possible thereafter, the fact of detention shall be reported to the court. Pending further disposition of the case the child may be released to the custody of the parent or other person appointed by the court, or may be detained in such place as shall be designated by the court, subject to further order.

      3.  Except as provided otherwise in this section [no] a child under 18 years of age shall not at any time be confined or detained in any police station, lockup, jail or prison, or detained in any place where the child can come into communication with any adult convicted of crime or under arrest and charged with crime; except that where no other detention facility has been designated by the court, until the judge or probation officer can be notified and other arrangements made therefor, the child may be placed in a jail or other place of detention, but in a place entirely separated from adults confined therein. Whenever it is possible to do so, special efforts shall be made to keep children who are neglected or in need of supervision apart from children charged with delinquent acts.

      4.  A child who is taken into custody and detained shall, upon application, be given a detention hearing, conducted by the judge or master, within 24 hours after such child submits an application, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 298 (Chapter 156, SB 53)ê

 

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. A child shall not be released after a detention hearing without the written consent of the judge or master.

      5.  The official in charge of any detention home may by written order direct the transfer to the county jail of a child placed in the detention home. The child shall not be detained in the county jail for more than 24 hours unless a district judge orders him so detained for a longer period. Such an order may be made by the judge without notice to the child or anyone on his behalf. Any child under 18 years of age who is held in the county jail pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall, where possible, be placed in a cell separate from adults.

      6.  Whenever any child is halted by a peace officer for any violation of a traffic law or ordinance which is punishable as a misdemeanor, the peace officer may prepare and issue a written traffic citation under the same criteria as would apply to an adult violator. If the child gives his written promise to appear in court by signing the citation, the officer shall deliver a copy of the citation to the child and shall not take him into physical custody for the violation.

 

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CHAPTER 157, SB 178

Senate Bill No. 178–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 157

AN ACT relating to data processing; changing the method of repaying the cost of the state computer; making an appropriation and authorization for the acquisition of additional equipment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 242.360 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      242.360  [Commencing July 1, 1974, and continuing until the purchase cost of $2,263,000 for the computer at the computer facility has been paid, the commission shall pay annually to the state treasurer for deposit in the general fund in the state treasury 5 percent of the computer acquisition cost.]

      1.  The commission shall repay in annual installments to the state treasurer for deposit in the state general fund the cost of acquiring a computer and an attached processor and associated equipment at the computer facility.

      2.  Each installment shall be equal to the annual depreciation charge for:

      (a) The computer at the computer facility, and the charge shall be not less than $159,120.

      (b) The attached processor and associated equipment at the computer facility, and the charge shall be not less than $25,776.

      3.  The depreciation charge shall be calculated using the original cost of the computer or the attached processor and associated equipment less any prior payments to the state general fund or the computer acquisition sinking fund.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 299 (Chapter 157, SB 178)ê

 

any prior payments to the state general fund or the computer acquisition sinking fund.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 242.370 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      242.370  1.  There is hereby created a computer acquisition sinking fund. [in the state treasury.] The purpose of [such] the fund is to provide moneys for the future acquisition of computer equipment to replace the state-owned computer equipment at the end of the useful life of that equipment.

      2.  [The manager of the computer facility shall pay monthly to the state treasurer for deposit in the computer acquisition sinking fund such amounts as are determined by the data processing commission to be sufficient to acquire replacement computer equipment at such time as such equipment is required.

      3.  Moneys in the computer acquisition sinking fund shall be invested by the state treasurer at such times as the state treasurer makes general fund investments. At the end of the fiscal year, the state treasurer shall transfer from the general fund to the computer acquisition sinking fund an amount of money representing the interest on the sinking fund moneys at the average rate of interest realized by the state treasurer on general fund investments.

      4.  No moneys shall be disbursed from the computer acquisition sinking fund for the purpose of acquiring computer equipment unless first there is recommendation by the board of examiners to the interim finance committee for the acquisition of such equipment and approval for such disbursement by the interim finance committee.] Money in the computer acquisition sinking fund shall be expended as provided by special law.

      Sec. 3.  The data processing commission may expend from the computer acquisition sinking fund the sum of $257,569 for the purpose of purchasing or leasing an attached processor and necessary associated equipment for the computer facility.

      Sec. 4.  1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the data processing commission the sum of $212,275 to be used with the money authorized to be expended by section 3 of this act for the purchase of an attached processor and necessary associated equipment for the computer facility.

      2.  After June 30, 1979, the unencumbered balance of the appropriation made in subsection 1 of this section shall not be encumbered and shall revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 5.  The money authorized to be expended by section 3 of this act shall be expended before the money appropriated by section 4 of this act, and any money which later becomes available in the computer acquisition sinking fund in excess of the amount authorized to be expended by section 3 shall be used to decrease by a like amount any expenditure from the state general fund appropriated by section 4.

      Sec. 6.  Sections 3 to 5, inclusive, of this act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 300ê

 

CHAPTER 158, SB 236

Senate Bill No. 236–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 158

AN ACT relating to trials; revising the oath or affirmation to be administered to jurors; prescribing the circumstances in which a juror may be discharged; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 16.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.070  1.  As soon as the jury is completed, the judge or his clerk shall administer an oath or affirmation [shall be administered] to the jurors [, in substance that they, and each of them, will well and truly try the matter at issue between .............................................., the plaintiff, and .............................................., the defendant, and a true verdict render according to the evidence.] in substantially the following form:

 

       Do you, and each of you, (solemnly swear, or affirm under the pains and penalties of perjury) that you will well and truly try the case now pending before this court and a true verdict render according to the evidence given (so help you God)?

 

      2.  As soon as the alternate juror or jurors are selected, the judge or her clerk shall administer an oath or affirmation to them in substantially the following form:

 

       Do you, and each of you, (solemnly swear, or affirm under the pains and penalties of perjury) that, if required to replace a regular juror or jurors you will well and truly try the case now pending before this court, and a true verdict render according to the evidence given (so help you God)?

 

      [2.]3.  After the oath or affirmation has been administered and the jury has been fully impaneled, the court may [in its discretion] order the jury into the custody of the sheriff or other officer selected by the court, and if so ordered into custody the jurors shall not be allowed to separate or depart from the custody of the sheriff or other officer until they have been duly discharged. The sheriff shall in such cases, at the charge of the parties to action, prepare suitable and comfortable accommodations and provide food for the jury pending the trial.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 16.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.080  [If, after] After the impaneling of the jury and before verdict, [a juror becomes sick, so as to be unable to perform his duty, the court may order him to be discharged. In that case, the trial may proceed with the other jurors, or a new juror may be sworn, and the trial begun anew; or the jury may] the court may discharge a juror upon a showing of his sickness, a serious illness or death of a member of his immediate family, an undue hardship, an extreme inconvenience, any other inability to perform his duty or a public necessity. Alternate jurors, in the order in which they were selected, shall replace jurors who become unable or disqualified to perform their duties.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 301 (Chapter 158, SB 236)ê

 

to perform their duties. If an alternate juror is required to replace a regular juror after the jury has retired to deliberate, the court shall recall the jury, seat the alternate and resubmit the case to the jury. If no alternate juror has been selected, the trial may proceed with the remaining jurors, only if the parties so agree. If the parties do not so agree, the jury shall be discharged, and a new jury then or afterwards impaneled.

 

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CHAPTER 159, SB 227

Senate Bill No. 227–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 159

AN ACT relating to jury trials; revising and clarifying procedure and jury instructions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 16.090 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.090  When the jury has been sworn, the trial must proceed in the following order, unless the judge for special reasons otherwise directs:

      1.  The pleadings [shall] may be read by counsel for [the plaintiff or of] the respective parties, as they may prefer, or, if not so read, counsel for [plaintiff may state the issue. Counsel] the respective parties may state the issue during their opening statements. If the pleadings are not read before jury voir dire, the court or either counsel, as the court directs, may state the nature of the case to the jury and advise the jurors of the witnesses whom each side proposes to call. After the jury has been selected and sworn, counsel for the plaintiff and defendant, [respectively,] shall [then] make opening statements [,] if [any] they desire. [to make.]

      2.  The plaintiff and defendant shall then [,] each [respectively,] offer the evidence upon his part.

      3.  The parties may then respectively offer rebutting evidence only, unless the court for good reason, in furtherance of justice, [permit] permits them to offer evidence upon their original case.

      4.  When the evidence is concluded, unless the case is submitted to the jury [or] by either [side] or [on] both sides without argument, [or unless a demand be made to have the jury instructed in advance of the argument as hereafter provided in this section,] the plaintiff must commence and may conclude the argument.

      5.  If several plaintiffs or defendants, having separate claims or defenses, appear by different counsel, the court [must] shall determine their relative order in the evidence and argument.

      6.  The court [may then charge the jury; but if either party demand it, the court must] shall settle and give the instructions to the jury before the argument begins, but this [shall] does not prevent the giving of further instructions which may become necessary by reason of the argument.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 302 (Chapter 159, SB 227)ê

 

further instructions which may become necessary by reason of the argument.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 16.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.110  [In charging the jury the court shall state to them all matters of law which it thinks necessary for their information in giving their verdict, and if it state the testimony of the case, it must also inform the jury that they are the exclusive judges of all questions of fact. The court must furnish to either party, at the time, upon request, a statement in writing of the points of law contained in the charge, or must sign, at the time, a statement of such points prepared and submitted by the counsel of either party.]  1.  The court shall reduce to writing the instructions to be given to the jury, unless the parties agree otherwise, and shall read such instructions to the jury. The court shall give instructions only as to the law of the case. An original and one copy of each instruction requested by any party shall be tendered to the court. The copies shall be numbered and indicate who tendered them. Copies of instructions given on the court’s own motion or modified by the court shall be so identified. When requested instructions are refused, the judge shall write on the margin of the original the word “refused” and initial or sign the notation. The instructions given to the jury shall be firmly bound together and the judge shall write the word “given” at the conclusion thereof and sign the last of the instructions to signify that all have been given. After the instructions are given, the judge shall not clarify, modify or in any manner explain them to the jury except in writing unless the parties agree to oral instructions.

      2.  After the jury has reached a verdict and been discharged, the originals of all instructions, whether given, modified or refused, shall be preserved by the clerk as part of the proceedings.

      3.  Conferences with counsel to settle instructions may be held in chambers at the option of the court. In any event, conferences on instructions must be out of the presence of the jury.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 16.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.120  1.  After hearing the charge, the jury [may either decide in court or retire for deliberation. If they retire, they] shall retire for deliberation and shall be kept together in a room provided for them, [or some other convenient place] under charge of one or more officers, until they agree upon their verdict or are discharged by the court. The officer shall, to the utmost of his ability, keep the jury separate from other persons. He shall not [suffer] permit any communication to [be made to] them, or make any himself, unless by order of the court or judge, except to ask them if they have agreed upon their verdict; and he shall not, before the verdict is rendered, communicate to any person the state of their deliberations, or the verdict agreed upon.

      2.  Each party to the action may appoint one or more persons, one of whom on each side shall be entitled to remain with the officer or officers in charge of the jury, and to be present at all times when any communication is had with the jury, or any individual member thereof, and no communication, either oral or written, shall be made to or received from the jurors, or any of them, except in the presence of and hearing of such persons [so] selected by the parties; and in case of a written communication, it shall not be delivered until read by them.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 303 (Chapter 159, SB 227)ê

 

      Sec. 4.  NRS 16.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.140  After the jury [have] has retired for deliberation, if there [be] is a disagreement [between] among them as to any part of the testimony, or if they desire to be informed of any point of law arising in the cause, they may require the officer to conduct them into court. Upon their being brought into court, the [information required shall be given] court may order the court reporter to read the portion of the testimony which they request, or any part thereof, and the court may provide any information requested on the law. This shall be in the presence of or after notice to the parties or counsel.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 16.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.170  When a jury [have] has agreed upon [their] its verdict, [they] the jurors shall be conducted into court by the officer having them in charge; [their names shall then be called, and] they shall be asked by the court, or clerk, whether they have agreed upon their verdict; and if the foreman [answer] answers in the affirmative, [they shall, on being required, declare the same.] the verdict shall be delivered to the court who shall examine it.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 16.190 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.190  When the verdict is given and is not informal or insufficient, the jury foreman or the clerk shall [immediately record it in full in the minutes, and shall] read it [to the jury and inquire of them whether it is their verdict.] aloud. If the verdict is general, any party may request that the jury be polled. If a poll is requested, the clerk shall call the names of the jurors and ask each “Is this your verdict as read?” If more than one-fourth of the jurors disagree, the jury shall be again sent out; but if no disagreement [be] is expressed, the clerk shall fully record the verdict in the minutes, the verdict [shall be] is complete and the jury shall be discharged from the case.

 

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CHAPTER 160, AB 269

Assembly Bill No. 269–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 160

AN ACT relating to insurance; providing for an option to essential insurance policyholders to pay an annual charge in lieu of assessments for certain deficits; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 686B.180 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      686B.180  1.  If the commissioner finds after a hearing that in any part of this state any essential insurance coverage is not readily available in the voluntary market, and that the public interest requires such availability, he may by regulation [either] promulgate plans to provide such insurance coverages for any risks in this state which are equitably entitled to but otherwise unable to obtain such coverage, or may call upon the industry to prepare plans for his approval. Such plans may also include any kind of reinsurance that is unavailable and that would facilitate making essential insurance coverage available where it would otherwise not be available.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 304 (Chapter 160, AB 269)ê

 

also include any kind of reinsurance that is unavailable and that would facilitate making essential insurance coverage available where it would otherwise not be available.

      2.  The plan promulgated or prepared under subsection 1 shall:

      (a) Give consideration to the need for adequate and readily accessible coverage, to alternative methods of improving the market affected, to the preferences of the insurers and agents, to the inherent limitations of the insurance mechanism, to the need for reasonable underwriting standards, and to the requirement of reasonable loss-prevention measures;

      (b) Establish procedures that will create minimum interference with the voluntary market;

      (c) Spread the burden imposed by the facility equitably and efficiently within the industry; and

      (d) Establish procedures for applicants and participants to have grievances reviewed by an impartial body.

      3.  Each plan shall require participation by all insurers doing any business in this state of the kinds covered by the specific plan and all agents licensed to represent such insurers in this state for the specified kinds of business, except that the commissioner may exclude kinds of insurance, classes of insurers or classes of persons for administrative convenience or because it is not equitable or practicable to require them to participate in the plan.

      4.  The plan may provide for optional participation by insurers not required to participate under subsection 3.

      5.  Each plan shall provide for the method of underwriting and classifying risks, making and filing rates, adjusting and processing claims and any other insurance or investment function that is necessary for the purpose of providing essential insurance coverage.

      6.  In providing for the recoupment of deficits which may be incurred in the plan, an option shall be offered to an insured each policy year to pay a capital stabilization charge which shall not exceed 100 percent of the premium charged to the insured in that year. The commissioner shall determine the amount of the charge from appropriate factors of loss experience and risk associated with the plan and the insured. An insured who pays the stabilization charge shall not be required to pay any assessment to recoup a deficit in the plan incurred in any policy year for which the charge is paid. The plan shall provide for the return to the insured of so much of his payment as remains after all actual or potential liabilities under the policy have been discharged.

      7.  The plan shall specify the basis of participation and assessment of insurers as necessary and shall provide for the participation of agents and the conditions under which risks must be accepted.

      [7.]  8.  Every participating insurer and agent shall provide to any person seeking coverages of kinds available in the plans the services prescribed in the plans, including full information on the requirements and procedures for obtaining coverage under the plans whenever the business is not placed in the voluntary market.

      [8.]  9.  The plan shall specify what commission rates shall be paid for business placed in the plans.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 305 (Chapter 160, AB 269)ê

 

      [9.]  10.  If the commissioner finds that the lack of cooperating insurers or agents in an area makes the functioning of the plan difficult, he may order that the plan set up a branch service office or take other appropriate steps to insure that service is available.

      [10.]  11.  The existing assigned risk plan set up under former NRS 694.390 shall continue unless changed in accordance with this chapter.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 686B.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      686B.230  1.  The Nevada Essential Insurance Association [shall,] has, for purposes of this section and to the extent approved by the commissioner, [have] the general powers and authority granted under the laws of this state to carriers licensed to transact the kinds of insurance defined in NRS 681A.020 to 681A.080, inclusive.

      2.  The association may take any necessary action to make available necessary insurance, including but not limited to the following:

      (a) Assess participating insurers amounts necessary to pay the obligations of the association, administration expenses, the cost of examinations conducted pursuant to NRS 687A.110 and other expenses authorized by this chapter. The assessment of each member insurer for the kind or kinds of insurance designated in the plan shall be in the proportion that the net direct written premiums of the member insurer for the preceding calendar year bear to the net direct written premiums of all member insurers for the preceding calendar year. A member insurer may not be assessed in any year an amount greater than 5 percent of his net direct written premiums for the preceding calendar year. Each member insurer shall be allowed a premium tax credit at the rate of 20 percent per year for 5 successive years following termination of the association.

      (b) Enter into such contracts as are necessary or proper to carry out the provisions and purposes of this section.

      (c) Sue or be sued, including taking any legal action necessary to recover any assessments for, on behalf of or against participating carriers.

      (d) Investigate claims brought against the fund and adjust, compromise, settle and pay covered claims to the extent of the association’s obligation and deny all other claims. Process claims through its employees or through one or more member insurers or other persons designated as servicing facilities. Designation of a service facility is subject to the approval of the commissioner but such designation may be declined by a member insurer.

      (e) Classify risks as may be applicable and equitable.

      (f) Establish appropriate rates, rate classifications and rating adjustments and file such rates with the commissioner in accordance with this chapter.

      (g) Administer any type of reinsurance program for or on behalf of the association or any participating carriers.

      (h) Pool risks among participating carriers.

      (i) Issue and market, through agents, policies of insurance providing the coverage required by this section in its own name or on behalf of participating carriers.

      (j) Administer separate pools, separate accounts or other plans as may be deemed appropriate for separate carriers or groups of carriers.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 306 (Chapter 160, AB 269)ê

 

      (k) Invest, reinvest and administer all funds and moneys held by the association.

      (l) Borrow funds needed by the association to effect the purposes of this section.

      (m) Develop, effectuate and promulgate any loss-prevention programs aimed at the best interests of the association and the insuring public.

      (n) Operate and administer any combination of plans, pools, reinsurance arrangements or other mechanisms as deemed appropriate to best accomplish the fair and equitable operation of the association for the purposes of making available essential insurance coverage.

      3.  In providing for the recoupment of a deficit of the association, an option shall be offered to an insured each policy year to pay a capital stabilization charge which shall not exceed 100 percent of the premium charged to the insured in that year. The board of directors shall determine the amount of the charge from appropriate factors of loss experience and risk associated with the association and the insured. An insured who pays the stabilization charge shall not be required to pay any assessment to recoup a deficit of the association incurred in any policy year for which the charge is paid. The association’s plan of operation shall provide for the return to the insured of so much of his payment as remains after all actual or potential liabilities under the policy have been discharged.

 

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CHAPTER 161, AB 390

Assembly Bill No. 390–Assemblymen Bennett and Chaney

CHAPTER 161

AN ACT relating to the state board of Oriental medicine; providing injunctive relief for the violation of any provision of chapter 634A of NRS; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 634A.240 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      634A.240  1.  The board may maintain in any court of competent jurisdiction a suit for an injunction against any person [or persons practicing traditional Oriental medicine or any branch thereof without a license.] who violates any provision of this chapter.

      2.  Such an injunction:

      (a) May be issued without proof of actual damage sustained by any person, this provision being understood to be a preventive as well as a punitive measure.

      (b) Shall not relieve such person from any criminal prosecution for [practicing without a license.] the violation.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 307ê

 

CHAPTER 162, AB 37

Assembly Bill No. 37–Assemblymen Barengo, Wagner, Hickey, Mann and Schofield

CHAPTER 162

AN ACT relating to trade practices; clarifying and extending the power of the commissioner of consumer affairs and a district attorney to recover a civil penalty for the violation of certain statutes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 598.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      598.270  Any seller who violates any provision of NRS 598.140 to 598.280, inclusive, shall pay a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 for each violation [.] which may be recovered by civil action on complaint of the commissioner of consumer affairs or of the district attorney.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 598.745 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      598.745  Any person who knowingly violates any provision of NRS 598.700 to 598.735, inclusive, is liable, in addition to any other penalty or remedy which may be provided by law, to a civil penalty of $250 for each offense, which may be recovered by civil action [in a court of competent jurisdiction] on complaint of the commissioner of consumer affairs [.] or the district attorney.

 

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CHAPTER 163, AB 264

Assembly Bill No. 264–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 163

AN ACT relating to the board of medical examiners of the State of Nevada; increasing the number of members of the board; providing for the qualifications and terms of the additional members; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 630.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      630.050  The board of medical examiners of the State of Nevada [consisting of five] consists of seven members appointed by the governor. [is hereby created.]

      Sec. 2.  NRS 630.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      630.060  1.  [Each member] Five members of the board shall be persons licensed to practice medicine in the State of Nevada [, shall] who have been engaged in the practice of medicine in the State of Nevada for a period of more than 5 years preceding [his appointment and shall be] their respective appointments and are actually engaged in the practice of medicine in the State of Nevada.

      2.  The remaining members shall be residents of the State of Nevada who:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 308 (Chapter 163, AB 264)ê

 

      (a) Are not licensed in any state to practice any healing art;

      (b) Are not actively engaged in the administration of any health and care facility; and

      (c) Do not have a pecuniary interest in any matter pertaining to the healing arts, except as patients or potential patients.

      3.  The members of the board shall be selected without regard to their individual political beliefs.

      4.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Health and care facility” has the meaning attributed to it in NRS 449.007.

      (b) “Healing art” means any system, treatment, operation, diagnosis, prescription or practice for the ascertainment, cure, relief, palliation, adjustment or correction of any human disease, ailment, deformity, injury, or unhealthy or abnormal physical or mental condition for the practice of which long periods of specialized education and training and a degree of specialized knowledge of an intellectual as well as physical nature are required.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 630.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      630.070  1.  Upon the expiration of the terms of those members serving on the board on July 1, 1973, the governor shall appoint two members for 2-year terms, one member for a 3-year term and two members for 4-year terms. On July 1, 1977, the governor shall appoint two additional members, one for a 1-year term, the other for a 3-year term. Thereafter, each member shall be appointed for a term of 4 years.

      2.  Upon expiration of his term of office, a member shall continue to serve until his successor is appointed and qualifies. No term of office shall extend more than 4 years beyond the expiration of the preceding term of office,

      3.  If a vacancy occurs in the board, a member is absent from the state for a period of 6 months without permission from the board, a member fails to attend meetings of the board or a member fails to attend to the business of the board, as determined necessary in the discretion of the board, the board shall so notify the governor, and the governor shall appoint a person duly qualified under this chapter to replace the member for the remainder of the unexpired term.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 630.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      630.080  Before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of the board shall take:

      1.  The constitutional oath of office; and

      2.  An oath that he is [licensed to practice medicine in this state and is actually engaged in the practice of medicine in this state.] legally qualified to serve on the board.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 309ê

 

CHAPTER 164, SB 158

Senate Bill No. 158–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 164

AN ACT relating to the state public defender; authorizing maximum amounts which may be collected from the counties for support of the state public defender’s office; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 180.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      180.110  1.  Each fiscal year the state public defender may collect from the counties amounts which do not exceed those authorized by the legislature for use of his services during that year. [The state public defender may collect the following amounts from the respective county for the use of his services:

                                                      For the fiscal                                             For the fiscal

                                                       year ending                                               year ending

                                                     June 30, 1976                                           June 30, 1977

 

Carson City................................. $11,966  ................................................. $13,128

Churchill......................................       6,325  .................................................       6,957

Douglas........................................    12,000  .................................................    13,200

Elko..............................................       8,981  .................................................       9,879

Esmeralda...................................       2,656  .................................................       2,921

Eureka.........................................       2,150  .................................................       2,365

Humboldt....................................       8,146  .................................................       8,960

Lander.........................................       2,783  .................................................       3,061

Lincoln.........................................       2,643  .................................................       2,907

Lyon.............................................       7,147  .................................................       7,862

Mineral........................................       7,210  .................................................       7,931

Nye...............................................       6,514  .................................................       7,165

Pershing.......................................       5,363  .................................................       5,899

Storey...........................................       1,998  .................................................       2,197

White Pine...................................       7,653  .................................................     8,418]

 

      2.  The state public defender shall submit a bill to the county on or before the 15th day of May and the county shall pay [such] the bill on or before the 20th day of July. The counties shall pay their respective amounts to the state public defender who shall deposit the [same] amounts with the treasurer of the State of Nevada and shall expend the funds in accordance with his approved budget.

      Sec. 2.  The state public defender may collect not more than the following amounts from the counties for use of his services:


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                                                       For the fiscal                                               For the fiscal

                                                        year ending                                                  year ending

                                                      June 30, 1978                                              June 30, 1979

 

Carson City................................. $30,592  ................................................. $30,455

Churchill......................................    10,853  .................................................    10,821

Douglas........................................    24,197  .................................................    24,085

Elko..............................................    16,088  .................................................    16,036

Esmeralda...................................       4,119  .................................................       4,119

Eureka.........................................       4,004  .................................................       4,001

Humboldt....................................    10,447  .................................................    10,442

Lander.........................................       6,827  .................................................       6,813

Lincoln.........................................       7,500  .................................................       7,493

Lyon.............................................    13,644  .................................................    13,608

Mineral........................................    13,276  .................................................    13,238

Nye...............................................    10,044  .................................................    10,018

Pershing.......................................    10,810  .................................................    10,799

Storey...........................................       4,004  .................................................       4,001

White Pine...................................       9,213  .................................................       9,204

 

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CHAPTER 165, AB 296

Assembly Bill No. 296–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 165

AN ACT relating to the Motor Vehicle Insurance Act; deleting the requirement for deduction of social security from benefits payable; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 698.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      698.110  “Net benefits payable” means benefits payable less all assistance or advantages a person receives or is entitled to receive from [social security or] workmen’s compensation as calculated in NRS 698.330.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 698.330 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      698.330  All assistance or advantages a person receives or is entitled to receive from [social security or] workmen’s compensation by reason of an injury arising out of the use or maintenance of a motor vehicle are subtracted from benefits payable in calculating net benefits payable. Basic reparation benefits are primary in relation to all other insurance.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 311ê

 

CHAPTER 166, AB 281

Assembly Bill No. 281–Assemblyman Goodman

CHAPTER 166

AN ACT relating to employment practices; prohibiting the use of a false or forged union card to obtain employment; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 613.090 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      613.090  Every person who [shall obtain] obtains employment by color or aid of any false or forged letter, [or] certificate of recommendation [shall be] or union card is guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

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CHAPTER 167, AB 233

Assembly Bill No. 233–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 167

AN ACT relating to the state department of agriculture; deleting obsolete reference to the salary of the executive director; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 561.115 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      561.115  The position of executive director of the state department of agriculture is hereby created. The executive director shall be:

      1.  Appointed by the board with the approval of the governor.

      2.  In the unclassified service.

      [3.  Entitled to receive an annual salary of $20,500.]

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 168, AB 218

Assembly Bill No. 218–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 168

AN ACT relating to pesticides; making technical amendments to certain definitions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 555.2618 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      555.2618  “Certified applicator” means any [individual] person who is certified by the executive director as [competent] qualified to use or to supervise the use of any restricted-use pesticide.


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      Sec. 2.  NRS 586.053 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      586.053  “Certified applicator” means any [individual] person who is certified by the executive director as [authorized to apply or to supervise the application of any pesticide which is classified for restricted use.] qualified to use or supervise the use of any restricted-use pesticide.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 586.205 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      586.205  “Restricted-use pesticide” means any pesticide, including any highly toxic pesticide, which:

      1.  The executive director has found and determined, subsequent to a hearing, to be:

      (a) Injurious to persons, pollinating insects, bees, animals, crops or land, other than pests or vegetation it is intended to prevent, destroy, control or mitigate; or

      (b) Detrimental to vegetation (except weeds), wildlife or to the public health and safety; or

      2.  Has been classified for [“restricted use”] restricted use by or under the supervision of a certified applicator in accordance with the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act (7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq.).

      Sec. 4.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 169, AB 60

Assembly Bill No. 60–Committee on Agriculture

CHAPTER 169

AN ACT relating to insect control and noxious weeds; providing authority for inspectors of the state department of agriculture to take samples of pesticides and pesticide sprays; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 555.420 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      555.420  For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of NRS 555.2605 to 555.460, inclusive, the executive director and his duly appointed inspectors may enter upon any public or private premises at reasonable times in order to have access for the purpose of inspecting, auditing, sampling or monitoring any aircraft, ground equipment, records, storage, pesticides, pesticide sprays, disposal operations or other operations which are subject to NRS 555.2605 to 555.460, inclusive, or regulations adopted thereunder.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 313ê

 

CHAPTER 170, AB 19

Assembly Bill No. 19–Assemblyman Banner

CHAPTER 170

AN ACT relating to the Nevada industrial commission; establishing a position for an additional appeals officer; requiring a final decision within a certain time; requiring such officers to be attorneys; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 616.226 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.226  [The] An appeals officer and the commission, in conducting hearings or other proceedings pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or regulations promulgated under this chapter may:

      1.  Issue subpenas requiring the attendance of any witness or the production of books, accounts, papers, records and documents.

      2.  Administer oaths.

      3.  Certify to official acts.

      4.  Call and examine under oath any witness or party to a claim.

      5.  Maintain order.

      6.  Rule upon all questions arising during the course of a hearing or proceeding.

      7.  Permit discovery by deposition or interrogatories.

      8.  Initiate and hold conferences for the settlement or simplification of issues.

      9.  Dispose of procedural requests or similar matters.

      10.  Generally regulate and guide the course of a pending hearing or proceeding.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 616.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.230  If any person disobeys an order of [the] an appeals officer or the commission or a subpena issued by the commissioners, inspectors or examiners, or either of them, or refuses to permit an inspection, or as a witness, refuses to testify to any matter for which he may be lawfully interrogated, then the district judge of the county in which the person resides, on application of the appeals officer or the commission, shall compel obedience by attachment proceedings as for contempt, as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of subpenas issued from the court on a refusal to testify therein.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 616.235 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.235  1.  Each officer who serves a subpena shall receive the same fees as a sheriff.

      2.  Each witness who appears in obedience to a subpena before [the] an appeals officer or the commission is entitled to receive for his attendance the fees and mileage provided for witnesses in civil cases in courts of record.

      3.  Claims for witnesses’ fees shall be audited and paid from the state treasury in the same manner as other expenses are audited and paid upon the presentation of proper vouchers approved by [the] an appeals officer or any two commissioners.

      4.  A witness subpenaed at the instance of a party other than [the] an appeals officer or the commission is not entitled to compensation from the state treasury unless an appeals officer or the commission certifies that his testimony was material to the matter investigated.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 314 (Chapter 170, AB 19)ê

 

an appeals officer or the commission is not entitled to compensation from the state treasury unless an appeals officer or the commission certifies that his testimony was material to the matter investigated.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 616.245 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.245  1.  A transcribed copy of the evidence and proceedings, or any specific part thereof, of any final hearing or investigation, made by a stenographer appointed by [the] an appeals officer or the commission, being certified by that stenographer to be a true and correct transcript of the testimony in the final hearing or investigation, or of a particular witness, or of a specific part thereof, and carefully compared by him with his original notes, and to be a correct statement of the evidence and proceedings had on the final hearing or investigation so purporting to be taken and transcribed, may be received in evidence with the same effect as if the stenographer [were] had been present and testified to the facts so certified.

      2.  A copy of the transcript shall be furnished on demand to any party upon the payment of the fee required for transcripts in courts of record.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 616.355 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.355  Any physician, having attended an employee within the provisions of this chapter or chapter 617 of NRS [,] in a professional capacity, may be required to testify before [the] an appeals officer or the commission when it so directs. Information gained by the attending physician or surgeon, while in attendance on the injured employee, is not a privileged communication if required by [the] an appeals officer or the commission for a proper understanding of the case and a determination of the rights involved.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 616.535 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.535  1.  Any employee entitled to receive compensation under this chapter is required, if requested by [the] an appeals officer or the commission, to submit himself for medical examination at a time and from time to time at a place reasonably convenient for the employee, and as may be provided by the regulations of the commission.

      2.  The request or order for the examination shall fix a time and place therefor, due regard being had to the convenience of the employee, his physical condition and ability to attend at the time and place fixed.

      3.  The employee is entitled to have a physician, provided and paid for by him, present at any such examination.

      4.  If the employee refuses to submit to any such examination [,] or obstructs [the same,] it, his right to compensation shall be suspended until the examination has taken place, and no compensation is payable during or for account of such period.

      5.  Any physician who makes or is present at any such examination may be required to testify as to the result thereof.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 616.540 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.540  1.  If on a claim for compensation by an injured employee any medical question or the extent of disability of an injured employee is in controversy, [the] an appeals officer or the commission may refer the case to the medical board which serves the appropriate medical board district.


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      2.  Such medical board shall, upon such reference, notify the injured employee of the time and place set for examination and investigation into such medical question or determination of the extent of disability. At the time set, such medical board shall make a full, complete and thorough examination of the injured employee, who may have a physician of his own choosing in attendance, and forthwith, in a joint report, if all of the medical board members are in agreement, submit their findings, conclusions and recommendations, concerning medical questions only, to the appeals officer or the commission.

      3.  Should such medical board not be in agreement as to the findings, conclusions and recommendations, the members of such medical board shall submit separate and individual reports, concerning medical questions only, to the appeals officer or the commission.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 616.542 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.542  1.  The governor shall appoint [an appeals officer] two appeals officers to conduct hearings in contested claims for compensation under this chapter and chapter 617 of NRS. [Such] Each appeals officer shall hold office for a term of 4 years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. [Such] Each appeals officer is entitled to receive an annual salary [of not more than $25,000 depending upon education, training and experience, to be paid from the state insurance fund.] in an amount provided by law for unclassified employees of this state.

      2.  [Such] Each appeals officer [shall be familiar with the provisions of this chapter and chapter 617 of NRS and have 5 years’ experience in adjudication of workmen’s compensation claims or cases or] shall be an attorney who is licensed to practice law before all the courts of this state. [for a period of at least 2 years. The] An appeals officer shall not engage in the private practice of law. [after January 1, 1977.]

      3.  If [the] an appeals officer determines that he has a personal interest or a conflict of interest, directly or indirectly, in any case which is before him, he shall disqualify himself from hearing such case and the governor [shall] may appoint a special appeals officer who is vested with the same powers as the regular appeals officer would possess. The special appeals officer shall be paid at an hourly rate, based upon the appeals officer’s salary. [, from money in the state insurance fund.]

      4.  An appeals officer shall render his final decision on a contested claim within 120 days after the hearing.

      5.  The decision of [the] an appeals officer is the final administrative determination of a claim under this chapter or chapter 617 of NRS, and the whole record, for the purposes of judicial review under the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act, [(chapter 233B of NRS),] shall be made up of all evidence taken at the hearing [,] before the appeals officer [,] and any findings of fact and conclusions of law based thereon.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 616.543 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.543  1.  No judicial proceedings [shall] may be instituted for compensation for an injury or death under this chapter unless:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 316 (Chapter 170, AB 19)ê

 

      (a) A claim for compensation is filed as provided in NRS 616.500; and

      (b) A final decision of [the] an appeals officer has been rendered on such claim.

      2.  Judicial proceedings instituted for compensation for an injury or death under this chapter shall be limited to judicial review as prescribed by NRS 233B.130 to 233B.150, inclusive.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 616.544 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.544  If an appeal is taken to the district court from a final decision of [the] an appeals officer and such appeal is found by the district court to be frivolous or brought without reasonable grounds, the district court may order costs and a reasonable attorney’s fee to be paid by the party taking such appeal.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 617.370 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      617.370  1.  Any employee claiming the right to receive compensation under this chapter may be required by [the] an appeals officer or the commission to submit himself for medical examination at any time and from time to time at a place reasonably convenient for the employee.

      2.  If the employee refuses to submit to any such examination or obstructs [the same,] it, his right to have his claim for compensation considered if his claim is pending before the commission, or to receive any payments for compensation theretofore granted, shall be suspended during the period of such refusal or obstruction.

      Sec. 12.  Section 62 of chapter 29, Statutes of Nevada 1977, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

       Sec. 62.  NRS 616.542 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       616.542  1.  The governor shall appoint two appeals officers to conduct hearings in contested claims for compensation under this chapter and chapter 617 of NRS. Each appeals officer shall hold office for a term of 4 years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. Each appeals officer is entitled to receive an annual salary in an amount provided by law for employees in the unclassified service of the state.

       2.  Each appeals officer shall be an attorney who has been licensed to practice law before all the courts of this state for a period of at least 2 years. An appeals officer shall not engage in the private practice of law.

       3.  If an appeals officer determines that he has a personal interest or a conflict of interest, directly or indirectly, in any case which is before him, he shall disqualify himself from hearing such case and the governor may appoint a special appeals officer who is vested with the same powers as the regular appeals officer would possess. The special appeals officer shall be paid at an hourly rate, based upon the appeals officer’s salary.

       4.  An appeals officer shall render his final decision on a contested claim within 120 days after the hearing.

       5.  The decision of an appeals officer is the final administrative determination of a claim under this chapter or chapter 617 of NRS, and the whole record [, for the purposes of judicial review under the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act, shall be made up] consists of all evidence taken at the hearing before the appeals officer and any findings of fact and conclusions of law based thereon.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 317 (Chapter 170, AB 19)ê

 

of all evidence taken at the hearing before the appeals officer and any findings of fact and conclusions of law based thereon.

 

      Sec. 13.  Section 64 of chapter 29, Statutes of Nevada 1977, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

       Sec. 64.  NRS 616.543 is hereby amended to read as follows:

       616.543  1.  No judicial proceedings may be instituted for compensation for an injury or death under this chapter unless:

       (a) A claim for compensation is filed as provided in NRS 616.500; and

       (b) A final decision of an appeals officer has been rendered on such claim.

       2.  Judicial proceedings instituted for compensation for an injury or death, under this chapter [shall be] are limited to judicial review [as prescribed by NRS 233B.130 to 233B.150, inclusive.] of the decision of an appeals officer.

 

      Sec. 14.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 171, AB 364

Assembly Bill No. 364–Assemblyman May

CHAPTER 171

AN ACT relating to property tax; renaming the certification advisory board in the department of taxation as the appraiser certification board; expanding its duties; altering certification and training requirements for certain appraisers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 361.221 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      361.221  1.  [A] Except as provided in subsection 4, a person shall not perform the duties of an appraiser for property tax purposes as an employee of or an independent contractor for the state or any of its political subdivisions unless he holds a valid appraiser’s certificate issued by the department.

      2.  There is established [a certification advisory] an appraiser certification board consisting of six members, three of whom shall be chosen by majority vote of the several county assessors from persons who hold a [professional designation as property appraisers] valid appraiser’s certificate issued by the department and three of whom shall be appointed by the Nevada tax commission. This board shall: [recommend to]

      (a) Advise the department [appropriate subjects in which appraisers are to be examined who are applicants for certification.] on any matter pertaining to the certification and continuing education of appraisers who are subject to the provisions of this section; and

      (b) Perform such other duties as are provided by law.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 318 (Chapter 171, AB 364)ê

 

      3.  The department may contract for the development and administration of the appropriate examinations. [An] Except as provided in this subsection, an appraiser’s certificate shall be issued to an applicant only if he has passed the appropriate examination. The department may charge each examinee a reasonable examination fee to recover the cost of the examination. An applicant who has a professional designation or certification recognized by the board may, with the approval of the board, be issued an appraiser’s certificate without examination.

      4.  [Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 and except as otherwise provided in NRS 250.065, any] Any person performing the duties of an appraiser for property tax purposes as a county employee may continue to perform such duties without a valid appraiser’s certificate until [:

      (a) January 1, 1977, if a state employee.

      (b) July 1, 1978, if a county employee.] July 1, 1978.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 361.222 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      361.222  The department [may] shall issue a temporary appraiser’s certificate to a person who is newly employed as an appraiser by the state or any of its political subdivisions and who applies to take the appraiser’s certificate examination. The temporary certificate [shall expire 1 year] expires 2 years after the date of issue or when the results of the applicant’s examination are determined, whichever occurs first. A temporary certificate shall not be renewed.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 361.223 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      361.223  1.  Every person who holds an appraiser’s certificate shall complete in each fiscal year at least 36 contact hours of appropriate training conducted or approved by the department. College or university courses may be substituted upon approval by the [department] appraiser certification board of an application submitted to the department for such substitution.

      2.  Any approved hours of training accumulated in any 1 fiscal year in excess of the 36 contact hour minimum shall be carried forward and applied against the training requirements of the following 3 years. Any approved hours accumulated between January 1, 1975, and June 30, 1976, [shall] may be carried forward and applied against the training time required in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1977. The annual training requirement shall be waived for any person:

      (a) Attaining a professional designation or certification recognized by the [department;] appraiser certification board; or

      (b) Accumulating 180 contact hours of accepted training.

Such persons shall complete 36 contact hours during every 5-year period thereafter.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 361.224 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      361.224  On or before July 15 of each fiscal year, the [department] appraiser certification board shall ascertain whether every person holding a valid appraiser’s certificate has met the minimum training requirements for the preceding fiscal year as provided in NRS 361.223. [The] Upon the recommendation of the board, the department may suspend or revoke the certificate of any person who fails to complete or have carried forward the minimum number of approved contact hours for that year. The department may not suspend or revoke the certificate unless the person has been given a hearing by the department and 20 days’ advance written notice of the hearing.


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department may not suspend or revoke the certificate unless the person has been given a hearing by the department and 20 days’ advance written notice of the hearing.

 

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CHAPTER 172, AB 231

Assembly Bill No. 231–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 172

AN ACT relating to architects; correcting certain references; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 623.145 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      623.145  1.  Subject to the limitations imposed by subsections 2 and 3, the board shall adopt and promulgate codes of ethics consistent with the constitution and laws of this state binding upon persons registered under the provisions of this chapter. Such codes of ethics shall have as their only purpose the maintenance of a high standard of integrity, dignity and professional responsibility by members of the profession.

      2.  The members of the board who are registered architects shall prepare the code of ethics for architects. Prior to adoption of such code, a copy shall be sent to every resident [licensed] registered architect. Such architects may vote on each item in the proposed code. The board may adopt each item unless 25 percent or more of the resident [licensed] registered architects vote against such item.

      3.  The board shall prepare the code of ethics for residential designers. Prior to the adoption of such code, a copy shall be sent to every resident registered residential designer. Such residential designers may vote on each item in the proposed code. The board may adopt each item unless 25 percent or more of the resident registered residential designers vote against such item.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 624.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      624.020  1.  For the purpose of this chapter “contractor” is synonymous with “builder.”

      2.  Within the meaning of this chapter, a contractor is any person, except a [licensed] registered architect or a registered professional engineer, acting solely in his professional capacity, who in any capacity other than as the employee of another with wages as the sole compensation, undertakes to, or offers to undertake to, or purports to have the capacity to undertake to, or submits a bid to, or does himself or by or through others, construct, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation or other structure, project, development or improvement, or to do any part thereof, including the erection of scaffolding or other structures or works in connection therewith. Evidence of the securing of any permit from a governmental agency or the employment of any person on a construction project shall be accepted by the board or any court of this state as prima facie evidence that the person securing such permit or employing any person on a construction project is acting in the capacity of a contractor under this chapter.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 320 (Chapter 172, AB 231)ê

 

facie evidence that the person securing such permit or employing any person on a construction project is acting in the capacity of a contractor under this chapter.

      3.  A contractor within the meaning of this chapter includes subcontractor or specialty contractor, but does not include anyone who merely furnishes materials or supplies without fabricating them into, or consuming them in the performance of, the work of a contractor.

      4.  A contractor within the meaning of this chapter includes a construction manager who performs management and counseling services on a construction project for a professional fee.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 625.500 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      625.500  The registration requirements of this chapter do not apply to the employees of interstate or intrastate public utility companies while they are engaged in work for such companies or to any architect [licensed] registered under the provisions of chapter 623 of NRS and who practices architecture as permitted by chapter 623 of NRS.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 625.530 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      625.530  1.  It is unlawful for the State of Nevada or any of its political subdivisions, such as a county, city or town, to engage in the construction of any public work requiring the practice of engineering, unless the plans, specifications and estimates have been prepared by, and the construction executed under the supervision of, a registered professional engineer or a [duly licensed] registered architect.

      2.  Nothing in this section: [shall be:]

      (a) [Held to apply] Applies to any public work wherein the expenditure of the complete project of which the work is a part does not exceed $15,000.

      (b) [Deemed to include] Includes any maintenance work undertaken by the State of Nevada or its political subdivisions.

      (c) [Deemed to authorize] Authorizes either a professional engineer or a [licensed] registered architect or a registered land surveyor to practice in violation of any of the provisions of chapter 623 of NRS or this chapter.

      (d) [Held to require] Requires the services of an architect [licensed] registered under chapter 623 of NRS for the erection of buildings or structures manufactured in an industrial plant, if such buildings or structures meet the requirements of local building codes of the jurisdiction in which they are being erected.

      3.  The selection of a registered professional engineer or [licensed] registered architect to perform services under subsection 1 shall be made on the basis of the competence and qualifications of such engineer or architect for the type of services to be performed, and not on the basis of competitive fees. If, after selection of such engineer or architect, an agreement upon a fair and reasonable fee cannot be reached with him, the public agency may terminate negotiations and select another such engineer or architect.

      Sec. 5.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 173, AB 338

Assembly Bill No. 338–Assemblymen Price and Demers

CHAPTER 173

AN ACT relating to plats and subdivisions; providing for reconveyance of dedicated school lands which are not needed for school purposes to the dedicator or his successors; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 116.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      116.070  1.  Whenever [any land dedicated to the use of the public school system, pursuant to the provisions of NRS 116.020 as it read prior to April 6, 1961, or] any land purchased and used as a school site pursuant to the provisions of NRS 116.020 after April 6, 1961, becomes unsuitable, undesirable or impractical for any school uses or purposes, the board of trustees of the county school district in which the land is located shall, except as otherwise provided in NRS 116.020:

      [1.]  (a) Sell or lease the land in the manner provided in NRS 277.050 or NRS 393.220 to 393.320, inclusive; or

      [2.]  (b) Exchange the land in the manner provided in NRS 277.050 or in NRS 393.326 to 393.3293, inclusive.

      2.  Land dedicated under the provisions of NRS 116.020, as it read prior to April 6, 1961, which the board of trustees determines is unsuitable, undesirable or impractical for school purposes may be reconveyed without cost to the dedicator or his successor or successors in interest.

 

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CHAPTER 174, AB 301

Assembly Bill No. 301–Assemblymen Mello, Harmon, Demers, May, Vergiels, Mann, Serpa, Price, Glover, Ross, Robinson, Kosinski, Dreyer, Polish, Bremner, Dini, Jeffrey, Schofield, Hayes, Westall, Kissam, Bennett, Sena, Moody and Brookman

CHAPTER 174

AN ACT relating to a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution; providing an advisory referendum on ratification of the equal rights amendment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 12, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  At the general election on November 7, 1978, an advisory question shall be submitted to the registered voters of this state on the ratification of the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States, commonly known as the equal rights amendment.

      Sec. 2.  At the time and in the manner provided by law, the secretary of state shall transmit the question to the several county clerks, and the county clerks shall cause it to be published and posted as provided by law.


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county clerks shall cause it to be published and posted as provided by law.

      Sec. 3.  The proclamation and notice to the voters given by the county clerks pursuant to law shall be in substantially the following form:

 

       Notice is hereby given that at the general election on November 7, 1978, an advisory question will appear on the ballot relating to the ratification of the following proposed amendment to the United States Constitution:

 

      1.  Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

      2.  The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

      3.  This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

 

THE RESULT OF THE VOTING ON THIS QUESTION DOES NOT PLACE ANY LEGAL REQUIREMENT ON THE LEGISLATURE OR ANY OF ITS MEMBERS.

 

      Sec. 4.  The ballot page assemblies and the paper ballots to be used in voting on the advisory question shall present the question in substantially the following form:

 

       Do you recommend that the Nevada legislature ratify the following proposed amendment to the United States Constitution, commonly known as the equal rights amendment?

       Section 1.  Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

       Sec. 2.  The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

       Sec. 3.  This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

YES.................. NO....................

 

      Sec. 5.  The explanation of the question which shall appear on each paper ballot and sample ballot and in every publication and posting of notice of the question shall be in substantially the following form:

 

(Explanation of the Advisory Question)

       Nevada has not yet ratified the “Equal Rights Amendment” to the United States Constitution. A “Yes” vote on this advisory question would recommend that the Nevada legislature take action to ratify that amendment. A “No” vote on this advisory question would recommend that the Nevada legislature refrain from taking action to ratify that amendment.

 

THE RESULT OF THE VOTING ON THIS QUESTION DOES NOT PLACE ANY LEGAL REQUIREMENT ON THE LEGISLATURE OR ANY OF ITS MEMBERS.

 

      Sec. 6.  If a majority of the votes cast on the question is yes, the secretary of state shall certify the result to the president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly as the recommendation of the registered voters of the state, that the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States be ratified by Nevada.


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voters of the state, that the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States be ratified by Nevada. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is no, the secretary of state shall certify the result as the recommendation of the registered voters of the state, that the legislature should not ratify the amendment.

      Sec. 7.  All general election laws not inconsistent with this act are applicable.

      Sec. 8.  The question required by this act shall not be placed on any ballot, nor shall any other action which is required by this act be taken, if:

      1.  The Nevada legislature has ratified the proposed amendment on or before July 1, 1977; or

      2.  The legislatures of 38 other states have ratified the proposed amendment, and the United States Congress has accepted their ratification, on or before July 1, 1978.

 

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CHAPTER 175, AB 328

Assembly Bill No. 328–Assemblyman Mann

CHAPTER 175

AN ACT relating to the state legislature; correcting statutory references to certain enumeration districts in Clark County to conform their designations to those established by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 14, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 218.055 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.055  1.  The following legislative districts are hereby created in Clark County:

      (a) Four senatorial districts and the following number of senators apportioned to each, respectively:

             (1) Clark County senatorial district No. 1, composed of Bunkerville, Goodsprings, Henderson, Logan, Mesquite, Moapa, Nelson, Overton and Searchlight townships: One senator.

            (2) Clark County senatorial district No. 2, composed of North Las Vegas Township, excluding those enumeration districts which compose part of Clark County senatorial district No. 4, as provided in subparagraph (4) of this paragraph: Two senators.

             (3) Clark County senatorial district No. 3, composed of Las Vegas Township, excluding those enumeration districts which compose part of Clark County senatorial district No. 4, as provided in subparagraph (4) of this paragraph: Seven senators.

             (4) Clark County senatorial district No. 4, composed of enumeration districts Nos. 243A, 243C, 243E, 245, 259, 260, 261 and 263 in North Las Vegas Township and enumeration districts 15, 17, 18A, 18B, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 in Las Vegas Township: One senator.


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19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 in Las Vegas Township: One senator.

      (b) Twenty-two assembly districts as follows:

             (1) Assembly district No. 1 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12, 98, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 238B and 239.

             (2) Assembly district No. 2 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 99A, 100A, 100B, 102, 103, 106, 107, 148 and 233.

             (3) Assembly district No. 3 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 91B, 94, 95, 96, 97, 101, 104 and 105.

            (4) Assembly district No. 4 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 13, 14, 16, 84, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91A, 92, 93, 219 and 220.

             (5) Assembly district No. 5 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 109, 146, 149A, 149B, 150, 151A, 151B, 234A, 234B and 237A.

             (6) Assembly district No. 6 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, [26,] 26A, 26B, 27, [28,] 28A, 28B, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 72, 73, 74, 77 and 80.

             (7) Assembly District No. 7 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. [17,] 17A, 17B, 18A, 18B, [23,] 23A, 23B, 24, 25, 243A, 243C, 243E, 245, 246, 260 and 263.

             (8) Assembly district No. 8 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 85, 87, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, 126, 127, 128, 129, 147, 165A and 166.

             (9) Assembly district No. 9 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 75, 76, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 122, 124, 125, 133, 134 and 136.

             (10) Assembly district No. 10 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 165B, 173A, 175A, 175B, 175C, 175D, 175E, 176A, 176B, 176C, 176D, 177, 178A, 178D and 235.

             (11) Assembly district No. 11 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 35, 41, 42, 45, 46A, 46B, 47, 48, 51B, 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56.

             (12) Assembly district No. 12 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 57, 58, 130, 131, 132, 135, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145, 159 and 164A.

             (13) Assembly district No. 13 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 99B, 167, 168, 169, 172, 178B, 178C, 179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 185, [195,] 201, 227, 228A, 228B, 229, 230, 231, 232, 236, 237B and 238A.

             (14) Assembly district No. 14 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 49, 50, 51A, 152, 153, 154, 156, [160,] 160A, 160B, 161 and 221.

             (15) Assembly district No. 15 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 144, 145A, 145B, 155, 162A, 162B, [163,] 163A, 163B, 164B, 164C, 173B and 174.

             (16) Assembly district No. 16 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 157, 158, 170, 171, 183, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, [194,] 222, 223, 224, 225, 226 and 228C.

             (17) Assembly district No. 17 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos.


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Nos. 240, 242, 243B, 243D, 244, 247B, 248, 277, 278, 291, 292, 293, 294, 296 and 298.

             (18) Assembly district No. 18 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 247A, 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 261, 262, 264 and 265.

             (19) Assembly district No. 19 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 250, 253, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276 and 287.

             (20) Assembly district No. 20 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 241, 249, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284A, 284B, 285, 286, 288, 289, 290, 297, 299, 300, 301A, 301B and 302.

             (21) Assembly district No. 21 shall consist of enumeration districts Nos. 304A, 304B, 305A, 305B, 305C, 306, 307A, 307B, 308A, 308B, 309A, 309B, 310, 311, 312A, 312B, 313, 314, 315, 316A, 317, 318B, 319, 323A, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328 and 329.

             (22) Assembly district No. 22 shall consist of the balance of Clark County not included in Assembly districts Nos. 1 to 21.

      2.  Each senator and assemblyman shall be elected from within the district wherein he resides by the registered voters residing in that district.

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 176, AB 468

Assembly Bill No. 468–Assemblymen Barengo, Bremner, Dreyer, Ross and Robinson

CHAPTER 176

AN ACT relating to gambling crimes; increasing the penalty for conducting a cheating game; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 14, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 465.083 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      465.083  1.  It is unlawful:

      (a) To conduct, carry on, operate, deal or allow to be conducted, carried on, operated or dealt any cheating or thieving game or device; or

      (b) To deal, conduct, carry on, operate or expose for play any game or games played with cards, dice or any mechanical device, or any combination of games or devices, which have in any manner been marked or tampered with, or placed in a condition, or operated in a manner, the result of which:

             (1) Tends to deceive the public; or

             (2) Tends to alter the normal random selection of criteria which determine the result of the game.

      2.  The use of marked cards, loaded dice, plugged or tampered-with machines or devices to deceive the public is expressly made unlawful.


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      3.  Any [violation of] person who violates the provisions of this section [is a gross misdemeanor.] shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

 

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CHAPTER 177, SB 57

Senate Bill No. 57–Senator Gojack

CHAPTER 177

AN ACT relating to drivers’ licenses; eliminating the requirement that licensees aged 70 or older renew licenses every two years; prohibiting requirement of special examination of licensees for renewal of license if based on age alone; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 14, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 483.380 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      483.380  1.  Every driver’s license [issued after July 1, 1971, shall expire in the case of a person 70 years of age or older on the second anniversary and in the case of all other persons] expires on the fourth anniversary of the licensee’s birthday, measured in the case of an original license, a renewal license and a renewal of an expired license, from the birthday nearest the date of issuance or renewal. Any applicant whose date of birth was on February 29 in a leap year [shall,] is, for the purposes of NRS 483.010 to 483.630, inclusive, [be] considered to have the anniversary of his birth fall on February 28. Every license [shall be] is renewable [on or] during a 90-day period before its expiration upon application and payment of the required fee, and, except as provided in subsection 6, each applicant for renewal shall appear before a driver’s license examiner and successfully pass a test of his eyesight. [Every driver’s license issued on or prior to July 1, 1971, shall be valid until the expiration date indicated thereon.]

      2.  No later than 30 days prior to the expiration of his license, the driver’s license division of the department shall mail to each licensee who has not already renewed his license an expiration notice. The department may require an applicant for a renewal license successfully to pass such additional tests as the department [may find] finds reasonably necessary to determine his qualification according to the type or class of license applied for.

      3.  If the administrator or his duly authorized agent has reason to believe that eh licensee is no longer qualified to receive a license because of his physical condition, the department may require that the applicant submit to an examination pursuant to the provisions of NRS 483.330. The age of a licensee, by itself, does not constitute grounds for requiring an examination of driving qualifications.

      4.  All persons whose licenses have expired may be required by the department, whenever good cause appears, to take all or part of the regular examinations as set forth in NRS 483.330, and all persons whose licenses have expired for a period of 30 days or more shall pay to the department the penalty provided in NRS 483.410 in addition to the cost of renewing the license with the exception of the following persons who are exempt from the foregoing penalty:

 


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regular examinations as set forth in NRS 483.330, and all persons whose licenses have expired for a period of 30 days or more shall pay to the department the penalty provided in NRS 483.410 in addition to the cost of renewing the license with the exception of the following persons who are exempt from the foregoing penalty:

      (a) Persons who have not driven a motor vehicle subsequent to the expiration of their Nevada driver’s license and who submit an affidavit stating such fact;

      (b) Persons renewing an expired Nevada driver’s license who have in their possession a valid driver’s license from another jurisdiction; and

      (c) Persons whose Nevada driver’s license has expired during a period of suspension, if a renewal application is completed within 30 days from the date of eligibility for renewal.

      5.  The department may, by regulation, defer the expiration of the driver’s license of a person who is on active duty in the Armed Forces upon such terms and conditions as it may prescribe. The department may similarly defer the expiration of the license of the spouse or dependent son or daughter of such person if the spouse or child is residing with [such] the person.

      6.  The department may provide by regulation for the acceptance of a report from an ophthalmologist or optometrist in lieu of an eye test by a driver’s license examiner [in any case in which] if the applicant is unable to appear in person during the required time because of absence from the state or other good cause.

 

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CHAPTER 178, AB 252

Assembly Bill No. 252–Assemblymen Barengo and Hayes

CHAPTER 178

AN ACT making an appropriation to the board of regents for the purpose of paying the share of University of Nevada, Reno, in costs for improvements to various streets adjacent to the university; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 14, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the board of regents the sum of $255,300 for the purpose of paying the share of the University of Nevada, Reno, in the costs for improvements to Sadlier Way, Valley Road and Wells Avenue in Reno.

      Sec. 2.  After June 30, 1979, the unencumbered balance of the appropriation made in section 1 shall not be encumbered and shall revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 179, AB 226

Assembly Bill No. 226–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 179

AN ACT relating to the Statutes of Nevada; enlarging the free distribution of advance sheets; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 14, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 218.500 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.500  1.  The secretary of state shall furnish to the superintendent of the state printing and records division of the department of general services, within 3 days from the time he receives [the same] each one from the governor, after approval, a copy of all acts, joint and concurrent resolutions, and memorials passed at each session.

      2.  The director of the legislative counsel bureau shall:

      (a) Distribute one copy of each act as printed to each county clerk, district judge, district attorney and justice of the peace in the state.

      (b) Immediately upon the adjournment of the session, collect and have printed and bound advance sheets of all acts, resolutions and memorials passed at the session.

      (c) Distribute one copy of the advance sheets, without charge, to each justice of the supreme court, the attorney general, the state public defender, and to each county clerk, district judge, district attorney [and] , county public defender, justice of the peace, city attorney and police or municipal judge in the state, deliver to the supreme court law library a number of copies appropriate to secure the exchange of similar publications from other states, and establish the price at which the advance sheets shall be sold to other persons.

      3.  The legislative counsel shall, immediately upon the adjournment of the session, prepare statutory tables and an index of all acts, resolutions and memorials passed at the session.

      4.  The superintendent, upon receipt of the statutory tables and index, shall prepare bound volumes of the Statutes of Nevada as provided in NRS 218.510.

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 180, AB 214

Assembly Bill No. 214–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 180

AN ACT relating to the state’s emergency fund; deleting obsolete references to the former emergency fund account; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 217.260 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      217.260  Funds for payment of compensation as ordered by the board shall be paid from the emergency fund. [account.]


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      Sec. 2.  NRS 223.210 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      223.210  1.  Whenever any Act of Congress, regulation promulgated by the President or from an executive department of the Federal Government, or decision of a court of the United States or of this state requires the governor to perform any act for which legislative authority is lacking, either absolutely or in the alternative of forfeiting a grant of money or other thing of value or of action by the requiring authority, and the legislature is not in session and cannot reasonably be called into special session, the governor may, with the approval of the legislative commission:

      (a) Perform the act required.

      (b) Direct an existing agency, board or commission to do the act required.

      (c) Accept money or some other thing of value from the Federal Government, and contract with respect to such acceptance.

      (d) Expend, for the purpose required, any money so accepted from the Federal Government or available to him from any nonstate source or from the emergency fund. [account.] Any expenditures from the emergency fund [account] for the purposes provided in this subsection shall be first approved by the legislative commission.

      2.  The governor and the legislative commission shall report any action taken by them to the next session of the legislature, whether regular or special. Unless the legislature acts affirmatively to authorize the governor or some other agency, board or commission to do the act required, all authority conferred by this section expires by limitation on the 11th day after the final adjournment of such session. In case of such expiration, neither the governor nor any agency, board or commission may expend any money received pursuant to this section except as may be required by a valid contract executed prior to such expiration.

      3.  As used in this section, the phrase “cannot reasonably be called into special session” imposes a duty upon the governor to consider, among other things:

      (a) The importance of the act required in relation to state government as a whole;

      (b) The amount of money to be expended pursuant to this section in relation to the cost of a special session; and

      (c) The interval remaining before the next regular session.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 575.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      575.050  1.  The governor [is authorized to] may enter into agreements with the United States, its departments or agencies, respecting the granting and extending of financial aid, or any other form of benefits, to the state for the benefit of persons, firms or corporations engaged in the livestock or agriculture industry.

      2.  Before any such agreement is entered into, the governor, after diligent inquiry, shall determine by proclamation that such an emergency exists as in the interests of the livestock or agriculture industry of the state warrants a request for federal aid, money or such other type of benefit as may be available. From and after the issuing of such proclamation, the governor may match such available federal funds, or benefits, from the livestock aid fund, not to exceed the total sum of $30,000. Where an emergency has been proclaimed by the governor, the executive director of the state department of agriculture may expend moneys in the livestock aid fund, as the interests of the livestock or agriculture industry of the state may require, without federal participation in the form of aid, money or other benefits.


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the executive director of the state department of agriculture may expend moneys in the livestock aid fund, as the interests of the livestock or agriculture industry of the state may require, without federal participation in the form of aid, money or other benefits.

      3.  There is hereby created in the state treasury [a fund to be known as] the livestock aid fund. Moneys for the livestock aid fund shall be provided as needed by the state board of examiners from their emergency fund, [account,] and [shall] may be used only [for the purpose of carrying] to carry out the provisions of this section.

      4.  The governor, or such commission, department or agency of the State of Nevada as he may designate and entrust with the disbursement of the moneys or benefits made available, [shall have the authority to] may adopt such [rules and] regulations as may be necessary for the proper administration thereof, and if the benefits are in the form of money each expenditure from the fund shall be approved by the state board of examiners in the manner provided generally for the payment of claims against the state.

      5.  The State of Nevada, [by and] through the acts of its governor, in accepting the agreements entered into, [shall be bound and] is obligated to perform the agreements fully as to all the terms thereof for the duration of the agreements.

      [6.  The governor, or any commission, department or agency he may designate, is specifically empowered and authorized to enter into and perform such agreements, notwithstanding the limits or provisions of any law to the contrary, and any part or parts of such law or laws inconsistent with the powers herein granted are hereby declared not applicable insofar as they are inconsistent with this section.]

 

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CHAPTER 181, AB 39

Assembly Bill No. 39–Assemblymen Barengo, Wagner, Hickey, Mann and Schofield

CHAPTER 181

AN ACT relating to public officers; providing for the collection of information concerning the operation of the offices of district attorneys and public defenders; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 218 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 and 3 of this act.

      Sec. 2.  The legislature finds that:

      1.  The discharge of its duties to provide for the prosecution of public offenses and the defense of indigent persons charged with public offenses requires the collection of statistical information upon the operation of the several district attorneys’ and public defenders’ offices which are reasonably accurate and are comparable from county to county.


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      2.  There exists no agency outside the legislative department of the state government which is appropriate for the collection of such information.

      Sec. 3.  1.  The legislative commission shall prescribe by regulation:

      (a) The kinds of records to be kept by each district attorney and public defender for the information of the legislature, and may classify such requirements by population of the county if appropriate.

      (b) The reports to be made of the contents of such records, including the period to be covered and the date of submission of each report.

      2.  Each report prescribed pursuant to this section is for the use of the legislature, the legislative commission and the staff of the legislative counsel bureau only. Statistical summaries may be published, but information upon the qualifications or salary of any particular person shall not be disclosed outside the legislative department.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 180.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      180.080  The state public defender shall submit: [a]

      1.  A report annually to the governor containing a statement of the number of persons represented, the crimes involved, the status of each case, and the amount and categories of the expenditures made by his office.

      2.  Such reports to the legislative commission as the regulations of the commission require.

      Sec. 5.  Chapter 252 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      The district attorney shall submit such reports to the legislative commission as the regulations of the commission require.

      Sec. 6.  Chapter 260 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      The public defender shall submit such reports to the legislative commission as the regulations of the commission require.

 

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CHAPTER 182, AB 219

Assembly Bill No. 219–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 182

AN ACT relating to filing fees; increasing certain filing fees under the Uniform Commercial Code; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 104.9403 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      104.9403  1.  Presentation for filing of a financing statement and tender of the filing fee or acceptance of the statement by the filing officer constitutes filing under this article.

      2.  Except as provided in subsection 6 a filed financing statement is effective for a period of 5 years from the date of filing. The effectiveness of a filed financing statement lapses on the expiration of the 5-year period unless a continuation statement is filed prior to the lapse.


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of a filed financing statement lapses on the expiration of the 5-year period unless a continuation statement is filed prior to the lapse. If a security interest perfected by filing exists at the time insolvency proceedings are commenced by or against the debtor, the security interest remains perfected until termination of the insolvency proceedings and thereafter for a period of 60 days or until expiration of the 5-year period, whichever occurs later. Upon lapse the security interest becomes unperfected, unless it is perfected without filing. If the security interest becomes unperfected upon lapse, it is deemed to have been unperfected as against a person who became a purchaser or lien creditor before lapse.

      3.  A continuation statement may be filed by the secured party within 6 months prior to the expiration of the 5-year period specified in subsection 2. Any such continuation statement must be signed by the secured party, identify the original statement by file number and state that the original statement is still effective. A continuation statement signed by a person other than the secured party of record must be accompanied by a separate written statement of assignment signed by the secured party of record and complying with subsection 2 of NRS 104.9405, including payment of the required fee. Upon timely filing of the continuation statement, the effectiveness of the original statement is continued for 5 years after the last date to which the filing was effective whereupon it lapses in the same manner as provided in subsection 2 unless another continuation statement is filed prior to such lapse. Succeeding continuation statements may be filed in the same manner to continue the effectiveness of the original statement. Unless a statute on disposition of public records provides otherwise, the filing officer may remove a lapsed statement from the files and destroy it immediately if he has retained a microfilm or other photographic record, or in other cases after 1 year after the lapse. Where the filing officer maintains a microfilm system he may, after microfilming the original document, return it to the person who presented it for filing. The filing officer shall so arrange matters by physical annexation of financing statements to continuation statements or other related filings, or by other means, that if he physically destroys the financing statements of a period more than 5 years past, those which have been continued by a continuation statement or which are still effective under subsection 6 shall be retained.

      4.  Except as provided in subsection 7 a filing officer shall mark each statement with a file number and with the date and hour of filing and shall hold the statement or a microfilm or other photographic copy thereof for public inspection. In addition the filing officer shall index the statements according to the name of the debtor and the name of the record owner of the real property as given in the financing statement. The filing officer shall also note in the indexes the file number and the address of the debtor given in the statement.

      5.  The uniform fee for filing and indexing and for stamping a copy furnished by the secured party to show the date and place of filing for an original financing statement or for a continuation statement [shall be $2] is $4 if the statement is in the standard form prescribed by the secretary of state and otherwise [shall be $3, plus in each case, if the financing statement is subject to subsection 5 of NRS 104.9402, $2. The uniform fee for each name more than one required to be indexed shall be $1.] is $5. The secured party may at his option show a trade name for any person.


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secured party may at his option show a trade name for any person. [and an extra uniform indexing fee of $2 shall be paid with respect thereto.]

      6.  If the debtor is a transmitting utility (subsection 5 of NRS 104.9401) and a filed financing statement so states, it is effective until a termination statement is filed. A real estate mortgage which is effective as a fixture filing under subsection 6 of NRS 104.9402 remains effective as a fixture filing until the mortgage is released or satisfied of record or its effectiveness otherwise terminates as to the real estate.

      7.  When a financing statement covers timber to be cut or covers minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts subject to subsection 5 of NRS 104.9103, or is filed as a fixture filing, it shall be filed for record and the filing officer shall index it under the names of the debtor and any owner of record shown on the financing statement in the same fashion as if they were the mortgagors in a mortgage of the real estate described, and, to the extent that the law of this state provides for indexing of mortgages under the name of the mortgagee, under the name of the secured party as if he were the mortgagee thereunder, or where indexing is by description in the same fashion as if the financing statement were a mortgage of the real estate described.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 104.9404 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      104.9404  1.  If a financing statement covering consumer goods is filed on or after July 1, 1975, then within 1 month or within 10 days following written demand by the debtor after there is no outstanding secured obligation and no commitment to make advances, incur obligations or otherwise give value, the secured party must file with each filing officer with whom the financing statement was filed, a termination statement to the effect that he no longer claims a security interest under the financing statement, which shall be identified by file number. In other cases whenever there is no outstanding secured obligation and no commitment to make advances, incur obligations or otherwise give value, the secured party must on written demand by the debtor send the debtor, for each filing officer with whom the financing statement was filed, a termination statement to the effect that he no longer claims a security interest under the financing statement, which shall be identified by file number. A termination statement signed by a person other than the secured party of record must be accompanied by a separate written statement of assignment signed by the secured party of record complying with subsection 2 of NRS 104.9405, including payment of the required fee. If the affected secured party fails to file such a termination statement as required by this subsection, or to send such a termination statement within 10 days after proper demand therefor he [shall be] is liable to the debtor for $100, and in addition for any loss caused to the debtor by such failure.

      2.  On presentation to the filing officer of such a termination statement he [must] shall note it in the index. If he has received the termination statement in duplicate, he shall return one copy of the termination statement to the secured party stamped to show the time of receipt thereof. If the filing officer has a microfilm or other photographic record of the financing statement and of any related continuation statement, statement of assignment and statement of release, he may remove the originals from the files at any time after receipt of the termination statement, or if he has no such record, he may remove them from the files at any time after 1 year after receipt of the termination statement.


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or if he has no such record, he may remove them from the files at any time after 1 year after receipt of the termination statement.

      3.  If the termination statement is in the standard form required by the secretary of state, the uniform fee for filing and indexing the termination statement [shall be $2,] is $4, and otherwise [shall be $3, plus in each case an additional fee of $1 for each name more than one against which the termination statement is required to be indexed.] is $5.

      4.  If the filing officer has microfilmed the original documents, he shall make copies of the microfilmed documents, mark the copies “terminated” and send or deliver to the secured parties and to the debtor the copies marked “terminated.”

      Sec. 3.  NRS 104.9405 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      104.9405  1.  A financing statement may disclose an assignment of a security interest in the collateral described in the financing statement by indication in the financing statement of the name and address of the assignee or by an assignment itself or a copy thereof on the face or back of the statement. On presentation to the filing officer of such a financing statement the filing officer shall mark the same as provided in subsection 4 of NRS 104.9403. The uniform fee for filing, indexing and furnishing filing data for a financing statement so indicating an assignment [shall be $2] is $4 if the statement is in the standard form prescribed by the secretary of state and otherwise [shall be $3, plus in each case an additional fee of $1 for each name more than one against which the financing statement is required to be indexed.] is $5.

      2.  A secured party may assign of record all or a part of his rights under a financing statement by the filing in the place where the original financing statement was filed of a separate written statement of assignment signed by the secured party of record and setting forth the name of the secured party of record and the debtor, the file number and the date of filing of the financing statement and the name and address of the assignee and containing a description of the collateral assigned. A copy of the assignment is sufficient as a separate statement if it complies with the preceding sentence. On presentation to the filing officer of such a separate statement, the filing officer shall mark such separate statement with the date and hour of the filing. He shall note the assignment on the index of the financing statement, or in the case of a fixture filing, or a filing covering timber to be cut, or covering minerals or the like (including oil and gas) or accounts subject to subsection 5 of NRS 104.9103, he shall index the assignment under the name of the assignor as grantor and, to the extent that the law of this state provides for indexing the assignment of a mortgage under the name of the assignee, he shall index the assignment of the financing statement under the name of the assignee. The uniform fee for filing, indexing and furnishing filing data about such a separate statement of assignment [shall be $2] is $4 if the statement is in the standard form prescribed by the secretary of state and otherwise [shall be $3, plus in each case an additional fee of $1 for each name more than one against which the statement of assignment is required to be indexed.] is $5. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, an assignment of record of a security interest in a fixture contained in a mortgage effective as a fixture filing (subsection 6 of NRS 104.9402) may be made only by an assignment of the mortgage in the manner provided by the law of this state other than this chapter.


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record of a security interest in a fixture contained in a mortgage effective as a fixture filing (subsection 6 of NRS 104.9402) may be made only by an assignment of the mortgage in the manner provided by the law of this state other than this chapter.

      3.  After the disclosure or filing of an assignment under this section, the assignee is the secured party of record.

      4.  Where the filing officer maintains a microfilm system he may, after microfilming the original document and making the appropriate notations, return it to the person who presented it for filing.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 104.9406 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      104.9406  A secured party of record may by his signed statement release all or a part of any collateral described in a filed financing statement. The statement of release is sufficient if it contains a description of the collateral being released, the name and address of the debtor, the name and address of the secured party, and the file number of the financing statement. A statement of release signed by a person other than the secured party of record must be accompanied by a separate written statement of assignment signed by the secured party of record and complying with subsection 2 of NRS 104.9405, including payment of the required fee. Upon presentation of such a statement of release to the filing officer he shall mark the statement with the hour and date of filing and shall note the same upon the margin of the index of the filing of the financing statement. The uniform fee for filing and noting such a statement of release [shall be $2] is $4 if the statement is in the standard form prescribed by the secretary of state and otherwise [shall be $3, plus in each case an additional fee of $1 for each name more than one against which the statement of release is required to be indexed.] is $5.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 247.305 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      247.305  1.  [Except as otherwise specifically provided by law,] Where another statute specifies fees to be charged for services, county recorders shall charge and collect only the fees specified. Otherwise county recorders shall charge and collect the following fees:

 

For recording any document, for the first page........................................       $3.00

For each additional page.................................................................         1.00

For recording each portion of a document which must be separately indexed, after the first indexing......................................................................................         2.00

For copying any record, for the first page.................................................         1.00

For each additional page.................................................................           .50

For certifying, including certificate and seal, for the first seal...............         1.00

For each additional seal..................................................................           .25

For recording or copying any document in a foreign language, double the normal fee.

 

      2.  [No] A county recorder shall not charge or collect any fees for any of the services [herein] specified in this section when rendered by him to the State of Nevada or the county, or any city or town within the county, or any officer thereof in his official capacity, except for copying of any document, including certificate and seal, for which the statutory fee shall be paid.


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      3.  Except as otherwise provided by an ordinance adopted pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244.207, county recorders shall, on or before the 5th day of each month, account for and pay to the county treasurer all such fees collected during the preceding month.

 

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CHAPTER 183, SB 102

Senate Bill No. 102–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 183

AN ACT relating to local government; repealing chapters 648, 649 and 697, and part of chapter 750, Statutes of Nevada 1975; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapters 648, 649 and 697, and sections 1 to 4, inclusive, of chapter 750, Statutes of Nevada 1975, at pages 1210, 1275, 1416 and 1764, respectively, are hereby repealed.

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 184, AB 408

Assembly Bill No. 408–Assemblyman Banner

CHAPTER 184

AN ACT authorizing the executive director of the employment security department to expend certain federal money to improve certain property in the City of Reno for use of the department; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  The executive director of the employment security department is hereby authorized to expend $131,000 of the money credited to the account of this state in the unemployment trust fund by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States pursuant to section 903 of the Social Security Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. § 1103), to improve property in the City of Reno for use by the department in the administration of chapter 612 of NRS.

      Sec. 2.  No part of the money authorized to be expended under section 1 of this act may be obligated after the expiration of a 2-year period beginning on the effective date of this act.

      Sec. 3.  The amount of money which may be obligated pursuant to section 1 of this act during any fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending the following June 30 shall not exceed the amount by which the aggregate of the amounts credited to the account of this state, pursuant to section 903 of the Social Security Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C.


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the following June 30 shall not exceed the amount by which the aggregate of the amounts credited to the account of this state, pursuant to section 903 of the Social Security Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. § 1103), during such fiscal year and the 24 preceding fiscal years, exceeds the aggregate of the amounts obligated for administration, paid as benefits and charged against the account of this state during those years.

      Sec. 4.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

 

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CHAPTER 185, AB 36

Assembly Bill No. 36–Assemblymen Barengo, Wagner, Hickey, Mann and Schofield

CHAPTER 185

AN ACT relating to the representation of persons; providing for the recoupment of the expenses of defense from the property of a person represented at public expense; extending to the state public defender the authority to represent a child; extending to county public defenders the authority to interview an indigent accused before appointment; authorizing contracts whereby the state public defender may provide representation when the county public defender is unable to do so; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 176.091 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.091  1.  The court may order a convicted defendant to pay [as costs] all or any part of the expenses incurred by the county, city or state in providing such defendant with an attorney [pursuant to the provisions of NRS 171.188.] which are not recovered pursuant to section 3 of this act.

      2.  The court shall not order a defendant to [pay such costs] make such a payment unless the defendant is or will be able to [pay them.] do so. In determining the amount and method of payment, [of costs,] the court shall take account of the financial resources of the defendant and the nature of the burden that payment [of costs] will impose.

      3.  A defendant who has been ordered to pay [costs] expenses of his defense and who is not willfully or without good cause in default in the payment thereof may at any time petition the court which sentenced him for remission of the payment [of costs] or of any unpaid portion thereof. If it appears to the satisfaction of the court that payment of the amount due will impose manifest hardship on the defendant or his immediate family, the court may remit all or part of the amount due [for costs] or modify the method of payment.

      4.  The money recovered [as costs] shall in each case be paid over to the city, county or public defender’s office which bore the expense and was not reimbursed by another governmental agency.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 176.275 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.275  A judgment which imposes a fine or [costs] requires a defendant to repay the expenses of his defense constitutes a lien in like manner as a judgment for money rendered in a civil action.


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defendant to repay the expenses of his defense constitutes a lien in like manner as a judgment for money rendered in a civil action.

      Sec. 3.  Chapter 178 of NRS is hereby amended to adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      If a defendant for whom an attorney is appointed at public expense on account of indigency has property subject to execution or acquires such property within 6 years after the termination of the attorney’s representation, the court shall determine the value of the legal services provided and shall render judgment for that amount in favor of the state, county or city which furnished the public defender or otherwise paid for the defense.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 180.060 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      180.060  1.  The state public defender may, prior to being designated as counsel for [an indigent] that person pursuant to NRS 171.188, interview [such] an indigent person when he has been arrested and confined for a public offense or for questioning on suspicion of having committed a public offense.

      2.  The state public defender shall, when designated pursuant to NRS 62.085 or 171.188 [,] and within the limits of available money, represent [,] without charge [,] each indigent person [who is under arrest and held for a public offense.] for whom he is appointed.

      3.  When representing an indigent person, the state public defender shall:

      (a) Counsel and defend him [, if he is held in custody and charged with a public offense,] at every stage of the proceedings, including revocation of probation or parole; [, following his designation by the appropriate judge of the district court, justice of the peace or municipal or police judge;] and

      (b) Prosecute any appeals or other remedies before or after conviction that he considers to be in the interests of justice.

      4.  In cases of post-conviction proceedings and appeals arising in counties in which the office of public defender has been created pursuant to the provisions of chapter 260 of NRS, where the matter is to be presented to the supreme court, the state public defender shall prepare and present the case and the public defender of the county shall assist and cooperate with the state public defender.

      5.  The state public defender may contract with any county in which the office of public defender has been created to provide representation for indigent persons when the court, for cause, disqualifies the county public defender or when the county public defender is otherwise unable to provide representation.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 180.090 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      180.090  Except as provided in [subsection 4] subsections 4 and 5 of NRS 180.060, the provisions of this chapter apply only to counties in which the office of public defender has not been created pursuant to the provisions of chapter 260 of NRS.

      Sec. 6.  Chapter 260 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      Any county in which the office of public defender has been created may contract for the services of the state public defender in providing representation for indigent persons when the court, for cause, disqualifies the county public defender or when the county public defender is otherwise unable to provide representation.


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county public defender or when the county public defender is otherwise unable to provide representation.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 260.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      260.050  1.  The public defender may, prior to being designated as counsel for that person pursuant to NRS 171.188, interview an indigent person when he has been arrested and confined for a public offense or for questioning on suspicion of having committed a public offense.

      2.  The public defender shall, when designated pursuant to NRS 62.085 or 171.188 and within the limits of available money, represent without charge each indigent person for whom he is appointed.

      3.  When representing an indigent person, the public defender shall:

      [1.]  (a) Counsel and defend him [, if he is held in custody and charged with a public offense] at every stage of the proceedings, including revocation of probation or parole; [, following his designation by the appropriate judge of the district court, justice of the peace or municipal or police judge;] and

      [2.]  (b) Prosecute, subject to the provisions of subsection 4 of NRS 180.060, any appeals or other remedies before or after conviction that he considers to be in the interests of justice.

 

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CHAPTER 186, AB 271

Assembly Bill No. 271–Assemblymen Mello, Dini, Kosinski, Harmon, Howard, Weise, Demers, Vergiels, Hickey, Murphy, Glover and Jacobsen

CHAPTER 186

AN ACT relating to the legislative counsel bureau; creating a separate fiscal analysis division; clarifying certain restrictions upon the staff of the legislative counsel bureau; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 218 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 and 3 of this act.

      Sec. 2.  1.  The fiscal analysis division consists of the senate fiscal analyst, the assembly fiscal analyst and such additional staff as the performance of their duties may require.

      2.  The fiscal analysis division shall:

      (a) Thoroughly examine all departments of the state government with special regard to their activities and the duplication of efforts between departments.

      (b) Recommend to the legislature any suggested changes looking toward economy and the elimination of inefficiency in government.

      (c) Ascertain facts and make recommendations to the legislature concerning the state budget and the estimates of the expenditure requirements of the state departments.

      (d) Make projections of future public revenues for the use of the legislature.


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      (e) Analyze the past history and probable future trend of the state’s financial position in order that a sound fiscal policy may be developed and maintained for the State of Nevada.

      (f) Analyze appropriation bills, revenue bills, and bills having a fiscal impact upon the operation of the government of the State of Nevada or its political subdivisions.

      (g) Advise the legislature and the members and committees thereof regarding matters of a fiscal nature.

      (h) Perform such other functions as may be assigned to the fiscal analysis division by the legislature, the legislative commission or the director of the legislature counsel bureau.

      Sec. 3.  1.  The director, other officers and employees of the legislative counsel bureau shall not:

      (a) Oppose or urge legislation, except as the duties of the legislative auditor, the legislative counsel, the research director and the fiscal analysts require them to make recommendations to the legislature.

      (b) Except as provided in this section, disclose to any person outside the legislative counsel bureau the contents or nature of any matter, unless the person entrusting the matter to the legislative counsel bureau so requests or consents.

      2.  Except as the legislative auditor and his staff are further restricted by this chapter, the nature or content of any work previously done by the personnel of the legislative counsel bureau may be disclosed to a legislator or public agency if or to the extent that such disclosure does not reveal the identity of the person who requested it or include any material submitted by the requester which has not been published or publicly disclosed.

      3.  When a bill or resolution drafted at the request of any person who is not a legislator, is delivered to a legislator, the legislative counsel shall disclose the identity of the requester to the recipient, and when the bill or resolution has been introduced he shall upon request disclose the identity of the requester to any legislator.

      4.  When a statute has been enacted or a resolution adopted, the legislative counsel shall upon request disclose to any person the state or other jurisdiction from whose law it appears to have been adopted.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 218.240 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.240  1.  The legislative counsel and the legal division of the legislative counsel bureau shall prepare and assist in the preparation and amendment of legislative measures when requested or upon suggestion as provided in NRS 218.240 to 218.260, inclusive.

      2.  Upon request, subject to the schedule provided in NRS 218.245, the legislative counsel shall advise any state agency or department as to the preparation of measures to be submitted to the legislature. Before the legislative counsel accepts from such agency or department any legislative measure involving the acquisition or disposition of state land and containing a legal description thereof, he shall require the submittal of a certificate verifying the completeness and accuracy of the description, as provided in NRS 232.115. The fact that the description is verified shall be noted in the summary of the bill or a special report concerning the description may be addressed to the legislative commission.


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concerning the description may be addressed to the legislative commission. To assure the greatest possible equity in the handling of requests, drafting shall proceed as follows:

      (a) Requests for legislative measures from each state agency or department shall, insofar as is possible, be processed in the order in which they are received, unless a different drafting priority is designated by the state agency or department.

      (b) As soon as a state agency or department has requested 10 bills for any session the legislative counsel may request it to designate the drafting priority for each succeeding request.

      (c) The drafting priority so designated shall guide the legislative counsel in the processing of the respective state agency and department requests, it being the purpose of this subsection to assure each state agency and department, as nearly as is possible, an equal priority rank.

      3.  Upon request, the legislative counsel shall aid and assist any legislator in the preparation of bills and resolutions, drafting them in proper form, and furnishing the legislator the fullest information upon all matters within the scope of his duties. Subject to the schedule provided in NRS 218.245, the legislative counsel shall, insofar as is possible, process all legislators’ requests for legislative measures in the order in which they are received. To assure the greatest possible equity in the handling of requests, drafting shall proceed as follows:

      (a) If he so desires, a legislator may designate a different drafting priority for his bills and resolutions which the legislative counsel shall observe, insofar as is possible. The drafting priority so designated shall guide the legislative counsel in the processing of the respective legislators’ requests.

      (b) The drafting of requests for legislative measures from chairmen or members of standing committees or special committees, on behalf of such committees, shall not, except where urgency is recognized, take precedence over the priority schedule established or designated for legislators’ bills and resolutions.

      4.  [Neither the director nor any person in the legal division, audit division or research and fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau shall oppose or urge legislation, except in the case of the legislative auditor, as his duties require him to make recommendations pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.770, nor except as provided in subsection 6 shall he reveal to any person outside thereof the contents or nature of any matter which has not become a public record, except with the consent of the person bringing such matter before him.

      5.]  The legislative counsel shall give consideration to and service concerning any measure before the legislature and which is in any way requested by the governor, the senate or assembly, or any committee of the legislature having the measure before it for consideration.

      [6.]  5.  The legislative counsel may deliver to the superintendent of the state printing and records division of the department of general services and request that he print or preset the type for printing a legislative measure prior to its introduction upon the consent of the person or persons requesting the measure. If the measure has been requested by a legislator, the superintendent shall promptly comply with this request.


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by a legislator, the superintendent shall promptly comply with this request.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 218.272 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.272  1.  Before any bill which makes an appropriation or changes any existing appropriation, fiscal liability or revenue which appears to be in excess of $2,000 is considered at a public hearing of any committee of the assembly or the senate, or before any vote is taken thereon by such committee, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall obtain a fiscal note containing a reliable estimate of the anticipated change in appropriation authority, fiscal liability or state revenue under the bill, including, to the extent possible, a projection of such changes in future biennia.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 218.272 to 218.2758, inclusive, or in the joint rules of the senate and assembly, such estimates shall be made by the agency receiving the appropriation or collecting the revenue.

      3.  The fiscal note is not required on any bill relating exclusively to the executive budget.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 218.2723 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.2723  Before any bill which has a financial impact on a local government is considered at a public hearing of any committee of the assembly or the senate or before a vote is taken thereon by such committee, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall prepare a fiscal note after consultation with the appropriate local governments or their representatives.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 218.2725 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.2725  1.  Before any bill which affects the premiums charged to employers as provided in chapter 616 or 617 of NRS or the state insurance fund established by chapter 616 of NRS is considered at a public hearing of any committee of the assembly or the senate or before a vote is taken thereon by such committee, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall obtain a fiscal note in the manner and form, to the extent applicable, provided for in NRS 218.272 to 218.2758, inclusive, showing the financial impact on the premiums charged employers by the Nevada industrial commission and on the state insurance fund.

      2.  Such information shall be provided by the Nevada industrial commission upon request of the [research and] fiscal analysis division.

      3.  The department of administration is not required to review such fiscal notes but upon request of any legislator, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall review such fiscal note and submit its findings to the requester.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 218.273 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.273  1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, fiscal notes are required on original bills only and not on amendments.

      2.  Whenever an amendment adopted by one house so affects a bill that the original fiscal note ceases to be valid, the presiding officer may direct the [research and] fiscal analysis division to obtain a new fiscal note showing the effect of the bill as amended.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 218.274 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.274  Bills containing provisions for both appropriations and revenues or appropriations for more than one state agency shall carry notes from each such agency, unless in the case of a bill which would require notes prepared by several agencies, the [research and] fiscal analysis division determines that a single agency shall prepare a general note, or prepares a single consolidated fiscal note into which the information submitted by the several agencies in incorporated.


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from each such agency, unless in the case of a bill which would require notes prepared by several agencies, the [research and] fiscal analysis division determines that a single agency shall prepare a general note, or prepares a single consolidated fiscal note into which the information submitted by the several agencies in incorporated.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 218.2752 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.2752  Whenever a bill is submitted to an agency for a fiscal note, the agency shall prepare the note and return it to the [research and] fiscal analysis division within 5 working days. The [research and] fiscal analysis division may extend such period for not more than 10 additional days if the matter requires extended research.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 218.2754 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.2754  The summary of each bill introduced in the legislature shall:

      1.  If local government is involved, include the statement “Fiscal Note: Local Government Impact,” “Fiscal Note: Appropriation Contained Herein” or “Fiscal Note: No”; or

      2.  Otherwise, include the statement “Fiscal Note: Yes,” “Fiscal Note: No,” “Fiscal Note: Executive Budget,” “Fiscal Note: Appropriation Contained Herein” or “Fiscal Note: Effect less than $2,000,”

whichever is appropriate.

The legislative counsel shall consult the [research and] fiscal analysis division to secure appropriate information for bill summaries.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 218.2755 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.2755  1.  After a bill has been drafted, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall inform the requester that a fiscal note is required when the draft is submitted to the requester for review. If the requester so directs, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall promptly determine the agency to which the bill should be submitted and shall submit it for a fiscal note. If the requester is a legislator and desires to introduce the bill without a fiscal note, he may do so, but when the bill is introduced, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall promptly determine the agency to which the bill is to be submitted and shall forward it to the agency to obtain the fiscal note.

      2.  The agency shall prepare the note in quadruplicate and return it within the required time to the [research and] fiscal analysis division.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 218.2756 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.2756  1.  If the fiscal note is obtained before the bill is introduced the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall submit a copy of the note to the requester. If the requester desires to introduce the bill, the legislative counsel shall attach a duplicate copy of the note to the bill and shall prepare the bill for introduction. The original, signed copy of the note shall be retained by the [research and] fiscal analysis division to be used as printer’s copy after the bill is introduced.

      2.  If the fiscal note is obtained after the bill has been introduced, the [research and] fiscal analysis division shall forward a duplicate copy of the note to the chief clerk of the assembly or the secretary of the senate and shall forward the original, signed copy to the superintendent of the state printing and records division of the department of general services for the purposes of printing.


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      3.  The triplicate copy of the fiscal note shall be retained by the [research and] fiscal analysis division.

      4.  The [research and] fiscal analysis division shall send a copy of the fiscal note to the chairman of the standing committee or committees to which the bill has been referred.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 218.2758 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.2758  Any legislator may at any time while a bill is before his house raise the issue that such bill requires a fiscal note, and if the presiding officer determines that the bill requires a note he shall request the [legislative counsel] fiscal analysis division to obtain the note before further action is taken.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 218.620 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.620  1.  There is hereby created the Nevada legislative counsel bureau, which [shall consist] consists of a legislative commission, an interim finance committee, a director, an audit division, a fiscal analysis division, a legal division and a research [and fiscal analysis] division.

      2.  The legislative auditor [shall be] is chief of the audit division. The legislative counsel [shall be] is chief of the legal division. The research director [shall be] is chief of the research [and fiscal analysis] division. The director shall designate from time to time one of the fiscal analysts to be responsible for the administration of the fiscal analysis division.

      3.  The legislative commission shall:

      (a) Appoint the director.

      (b) Fix the compensation of the director [and] , each of the division chiefs [.] , and each fiscal analyst.

      4.  The director shall appoint the division chiefs and the fiscal analysts with the approval of the legislative commission.

      5.  The director may, with the consent of the legislative commission, designate one of the division chiefs or an employee of the legislative counsel bureau as deputy director, who shall serve as deputy director without additional compensation.

      6.  The director, officers and employees of the legislative counsel bureau [, the chiefs of the divisions and legislative counsel bureau employees] are entitled to receive, when engaged in official business for the legislative counsel bureau, travel expenses and subsistence allowances as provided by law.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 218.635 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.635  1.  The legislative commission shall, between sessions of the legislature, fix the work priority of all studies and investigations assigned to it by concurrent resolutions of the legislature within the limits of available time, money and staff. The legislative commission shall not make studies or investigations so directed by resolutions of only one house of the legislature.

      2.  Between sessions of the legislature no study or investigation [shall] may be initiated or continued by the fiscal analysts, the legislative auditor, the legislative counsel or the research director and their staffs except [such] studies and investigations which have been specifically authorized by concurrent resolutions of the legislature or by an order of the legislative commission. No study or investigation [shall] may be carried over from one session of the legislature to the next without additional authorization by a concurrent resolution of the legislature, except audits in progress, whose carryover has been approved by the legislative commission.


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one session of the legislature to the next without additional authorization by a concurrent resolution of the legislature, except audits in progress, whose carryover has been approved by the legislative commission.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 218.683 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.683  1.  The director of the legislative counsel bureau, as executive head of the legislative counsel bureau, shall direct and supervise all its administrative and technical activities. The fiscal analysts, legislative auditor, research director and legislative counsel shall perform the respective duties assigned to them by law under the administrative supervision of the director.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the director of the legislative counsel bureau shall, consistent with the budget approved by the legislative commission and within the limits of legislative appropriations and other available funds, employ and fix the salaries of or contract for the services of such professional, technical, clerical and operational personnel and consultants as the execution of his duties and the operation of the legislative counsel bureau may require.

      3.  All of the personnel of the legislative counsel bureau are exempt from the provisions of chapter 284 of NRS. They are entitled to such leaves of absence as the legislative commission shall prescribe.

      Sec. 18.  NRS 218.687 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.687  Upon the request of [the director of the legislative counsel bureau,] a fiscal analyst or his duly authorized representative, every elective state officer in the State of Nevada, every board or commission provided for by the laws of the State of Nevada, every head of each and every department in the State of Nevada, and every employee or agent thereof, acting by, for, or on account of any such office, board, commission or officer receiving, paying or otherwise controlling any public funds in the State of Nevada, in whole or in part, whether the same may be funds provided by the State of Nevada, funds received from the Federal Government of the United States or any branch, bureau, or agency thereof, or funds received from private or other source, shall make available to the [director of the legislative counsel bureau] requester all books, papers, information and records of a public nature under their control necessary or convenient to the proper discharge of the duties of the [director of the legislative counsel bureau] fiscal analysis division under this chapter.

      Sec. 19.  NRS 218.731 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.731  The research director [of the legislative counsel bureau] shall:

      1.  Provide the legislature and the members and committees thereof with comprehensive and accurate research reports and background papers on subjects of legislative interest.

      2.  Analyze and evaluate the long-range planning activities and programs of the State of Nevada and its political subdivisions when authorized by the legislature, the legislative commission or the director of the legislative counsel bureau.

      3.  Analyze and evaluate the public policies of the State of Nevada and its political subdivisions and make appropriate recommendations regarding such policies when authorized by the legislature, the legislative commission or the director of the legislative counsel bureau.


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      4.  Serve as the Nevada legislative federal-state coordinator.

      5.  [Thoroughly examine all departments of the state government with special regard to their activities and the duplication of efforts between departments.

      6.  Recommend to the legislature any suggested changes looking toward economy and the elimination of inefficiency in government.

      7.  Ascertain facts and make recommendations to the legislature concerning the state budget and the estimates of the expenditure requirements of the state departments.

      8.  Make projections of future public revenues for the use of the legislature.

      9.  Analyze the past history and probable future trend of the state’s financial position in order that a sound fiscal policy may be developed and maintained for the State of Nevada.

      10.  Analyze appropriation bills, revenue bills, and bills having a fiscal impact upon the operation of the government of the State of Nevada or its political subdivisions.

      11.]  Advise the legislature and the members and committees thereof regarding matters of a [fiscal or] research nature.

      [12.]  6.  Perform such other functions as may be assigned to the research division by the legislature, the legislative commission or the director of the legislative counsel bureau.

      Sec. 20.  NRS 284.173 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      284.173  1.  Elective officers and heads of departments, boards, commissions or institutions may contract for the services of persons as independent contractors.

      2.  An independent contractor is a person, firm or corporation who agrees to perform services for a fixed price according to his or its own methods and without subjection to the supervision or control of the other contracting party, except as to the results of the work, and not as to the means by which the services are accomplished.

      3.  For the purposes of this section:

      (a) Travel, subsistence and other personal expenses may be paid to an independent contractor, if provided for in the contract, in such amounts as provided for in the contract. Such expenses shall not be paid under the provisions of NRS 281.160.

      (b) There shall be no:

             (1) Withholding of income taxes by the state;

             (2) Industrial insurance coverage provided by the state;

             (3) Participation in group insurance plans which may be available to employees of the state;

             (4) Participation or contributions by either the independent contractor or the state to the public employees’ retirement system;

             (5) Accumulation of vacation leave or sick leave.

      4.  An independent contractor is not in the classified or unclassified service of the state, and shall have none of the rights or privileges available to officers or employees of the State of Nevada.

      5.  Each contract for the services of an independent contractor shall be in writing. The form of the contract shall be first approved by the attorney general, and, except as provided in subsection 7, an executed copy of each contract shall be filed with the [research and] fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau and the clerk of the state board of examiners.


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of each contract shall be filed with the [research and] fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau and the clerk of the state board of examiners.

      6.  Except as provided in subsection 7, and excepting contracts entered into by the University of Nevada, each proposed contract with an independent contractor shall be submitted to the state board of examiners. Such contracts shall not become effective without the prior approval of the state board of examiners. The state board of examiners shall adopt regulations implementing the provisions of this section.

      7.  Copies of the following types of contracts need not be filed or approved as provided in subsections 5 and 6:

      (a) Contracts executed by the department of highways for any work of construction or reconstruction of highways.

      (b) Contracts executed by the state public works board or any other state department or agency for any work of construction or major repairs of state buildings.

      (c) Contracts executed with companies, corporations or groups of individuals for any work of maintenance or repair of office machines and equipment.

      Sec. 21.  NRS 353.205 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      353.205  The state budget for each fiscal year shall be set up in three parts, namely:

      1.  Part 1 shall consist of a budget message by the governor which shall outline the financial policy of the executive department of the state government for the next 2 fiscal years, describing in connection therewith the important features of the financial plan. It shall also embrace a general budget summary setting forth the aggregate figures of the budget in such manner as to show the balanced relations between the total proposed expenditures and the total anticipated revenues, together with the other means of financing the budget for the next 2 fiscal years, contrasted with the corresponding figures for the last completed fiscal year and fiscal year in progress. The general budget summary shall be supported by explanatory schedules or statements, classifying the expenditures contained therein by organization units, objects and funds, and the income by organization units, sources and funds.

      2.  Part 2 shall embrace the detailed budget estimates both of expenditures and revenues as provided in NRS 353.150 to 353.246, inclusive. It shall also include statements of the bonded indebtedness of the state government, showing the debt redemption requirements, the debt authorized and unissued, and the condition of the sinking funds. In addition thereto, it shall contain any statements relative to the financial plan which the governor may deem desirable, or which may be required by the legislature.

      3.  Part 3 shall include the general appropriation bill authorizing, by departments, institutions and agencies, and by funds, all expenditures of the executive department of the state government for the next 2 fiscal years, and may include complete drafts of such other bills as may be required to provide the income necessary to finance the budget and to give legal sanction to the financial plan if and when adopted by the legislature.


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As soon as each part is prepared, a copy of the part shall be transmitted to the [research director] fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau for [his] confidential examination and retention.

      Sec. 22.  NRS 353.210 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      353.210  1.  Except as provided in subsection 3, on or before September 1 of each even-numbered year, all departments, institutions and other agencies of the executive department of the state government, and all agencies of the executive department of the state government receiving state funds, fees or other moneys under the authority of the state, including those operating on funds designated for specific purposes by the constitution or otherwise, shall prepare, on blanks furnished them by the chief, and submit to the chief estimates of their expenditure requirements, together with all anticipated income from fees and all other sources, for the next 2 fiscal years compared with the corresponding figures of the last completed fiscal year and the estimated figures for the current fiscal year. The chief shall direct that one copy of the completed forms, accompanied by every supporting schedule and any other related material, be delivered directly to the [research director] fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau on or before September 1 of each even-numbered year. The [research director] fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau shall be given advance notice of any conference between the budget division of the department of administration and personnel of other state agencies regarding budget estimates, and [the research director] a fiscal analyst of the legislative counsel bureau or his designated representative may attend any such conference.

      2.  The expenditure estimates shall be classified to set forth the data of funds, organization units, character and objects of expenditures. The organization units may be subclassified by functions and activities, or in any other manner at the discretion of the chief. If any department, institution or other agency of the executive department of the state government, whether its funds be derived from state funds or from other moneys collected under the authority of the state, [shall fail or neglect] fails or neglects to submit estimates of its expenditure requirements as herein provided, the chief shall have power and authority, from any data at hand in his office or which, in his discretion, he may examine or obtain elsewhere, to make and enter an arbitrary budget for such department, institution or agency in accordance with such data as he may have at hand or obtain.

      3.  Agencies, bureaus, commissions and officers of the legislative department, the public employees’ retirement system and the judicial department of the state government shall, at the request of the chief, submit to him for his information in preparing the executive budget the budgets which they propose to submit to the legislature.

      Sec. 23.  NRS 353.215 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      353.215  1.  Not later than June 1 of each year the governor shall require the head of each department, institution and agency of the executive department of the state government to submit to him through the chief a work program for the ensuing fiscal year. Such program shall:


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      (a) Include all appropriations or other funds from any source whatever made available to the department, institution or agency for its operation and maintenance and for the acquisition of property.

      (b) Show the requested allotments of appropriations or other funds by month or other period as the chief may require for the entire fiscal year.

      2.  The governor, with the assistance of the chief, shall review the requested allotments with respect to the work program of each department, institution or agency, and the governor shall, if he deems it necessary, revise, alter or change such allotments before approving the same. The aggregate of such allotments shall not exceed the total appropriations or other funds from any source whatever made available to the department, institution or agency for the fiscal year in question.

      3.  The chief shall transmit a copy of the allotments as approved by the governor to the head of the department, institution or agency concerned, to the state treasurer, to the state controller and to the [research director] fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau.

      4.  All expenditures to be made from the appropriations or other funds from any source whatever shall be made on the basis of such allotments and not otherwise, and shall be broken down into such classifications as the chief may require.

      Sec. 24.  NRS 353.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      353.230  1.  The chief shall review the estimates, altering, revising, increasing or decreasing the items of the estimates as he may deem necessary in view of the needs of the various departments, institutions and agencies in the executive department of the state government and the total anticipated income of the state government and of the various departments, institutions and agencies thereof during the next fiscal year.

      2.  [The research director] A fiscal analyst of the legislative counsel bureau or his designated representative shall meet with the chief and participate in the budget review and shall have full access to all materials connected with the review.

      3.  The chief shall then prepare a budget, in accordance with NRS 353.150 to 353.246, inclusive, and shall deliver it to the governor. The governor shall transmit such budget to the legislature not later than the 10th day of the regular legislative session.

      4.  During the consideration of the general appropriation bill, the special appropriation bills and the bills authorizing budgeted expenditures by the departments, institutions and agencies operating on funds designated for specific purposes by the constitution or otherwise, submitted by the governor with the budget, the governor or his representative shall have the right to appear before and be heard by the appropriation committees of the legislature in connection with the appropriation bill or bills, and to render any testimony, explanation or assistance required of him.

      Sec. 25.  NRS 387.013 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      387.013  [On and after July 1, 1970, the] The state controller shall, each quarter, prepare a complete financial report of the state permanent school fund. A copy of this report shall be submitted to the state board of finance and to the [research director] fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau.


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      Sec. 26.  The legislative counsel shall, in preparing the supplement to Nevada Revised Statutes with respect to any section which is not amended by this act or is further amended by another act, if reference is made to:

      1.  The former research and fiscal analysis division of the legislative counsel bureau, replace it with an appropriate reference to the fiscal analysis division or the research division, according to the function performed.

      2.  The research director in a fiscal capacity, replace it with an appropriate reference to a fiscal analyst or to the fiscal analysis division.

 

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CHAPTER 187, AB 142

Assembly Bill No. 142–Committee on Health and Welfare

CHAPTER 187

AN ACT relating to vital statistics; providing for their standardization on a national or regional basis; extending the authority to sign birth and death certificates; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 440.280 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.280  1.  [The attending physician or midwife shall file a certificate of birth, properly and completely filled out, giving all the particulars required by this chapter, with the local health officer of the registration district in which the birth occurred within 10 days after the date of birth. If no physician or midwife was in attendance, then the father or mother, householder or owner of the premises, manager or superintendent of the public or private institution in which the birth occurred shall notify the local health officer, within 10 days after the birth, of the fact that a birth has occurred. The local health officer shall then secure the necessary information and signature to make a proper certificate of birth.

      2.]  If a birth occurs in a hospital or the mother and child are immediately transported to a hospital, the person in charge of the hospital or his designated representative shall obtain the necessary information, prepare a birth certificate, secure the signatures required by the certificate and file it within 10 days with the health officer of the registration district where the birth occurred. The physician in attendance shall provide the medical information required by the certificate and certify to the fact of birth within 72 hours after the birth. If the physician does not certify to the fact of birth within the required 72 hours, the person in charge of the hospital or his designated representative shall complete and sign the certification.

      2.  If a birth occurs outside a hospital and the mother and child are not immediately transported to a hospital, the birth certificate shall be prepared and filed by one of the following persons in the following order of priority:

      (a) The physician in attendance at or immediately after the birth;

      (b) Any other person in attendance at or immediately after the birth;


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      (c) The father, mother or, if the father is absent and the mother is incapacitated, the person in charge of the premises where the birth occurred.

      3.  In cities, the certificate of birth shall be filed at a less interval than 10 days after the birth if so required by municipal ordinance or regulation now in force or which may hereafter be enacted.

      [3.  If] 4.  Unless paternity has been determined otherwise by a court of competent jurisdiction, if the mother was: [married]

      (a) Married at the time of birth, the name of her husband shall be entered on the certificate as the father of the child. [unless paternity has been determined otherwise by a court of competent jurisdiction.

      4.]  (b) Unmarried or widowed at the time of birth but married at the time of conception, the name of her husband at the time of conception shall be entered on the certificate as the father of the child.

      5.  If the mother was unmarried at the time of birth [,] and conception, the name of the father shall be entered on the original certificate of birth if the father executes an affidavit acknowledging paternity of the child and the mother consents thereto. If both the father and mother execute an affidavit acknowledging paternity of the child and consenting to the use of the surname of the father as the surname of the child, the name of the father shall be entered on the original certificate of birth and the surname of the father shall be entered thereon as the surname of the child. Affidavits executed pursuant to this subsection shall be submitted to the local health officer, his authorized representative, or the attending physician or midwife prior to the time a proper certificate of birth is forwarded to the state registrar. The affidavits executed pursuant to this subsection shall then be delivered to the state registrar for filing. The state registrar’s file of affidavits shall be sealed and affidavits in the file may be examined only upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction or request of either the father or mother executing the affidavit. The local health officer shall complete the original certificate of birth in accordance with this subsection and other provisions of this chapter. The name of the father shall not otherwise appear on the original certificate of birth unless paternity has been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

      [5.]  6.  If a determination of paternity has been made by a court of competent jurisdiction, the name of the father as determined by the court shall be entered on the certificate.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 440.290 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.290  The form of the birth certificate to be used under this chapter shall include as a minimum the items required by the standard certificate of live birth as recommended by the [National Center for Health Statistics of the] United States Public Health Service, but no certificate to be used under this chapter shall include any notation of legitimacy or illegitimacy. The entry of the name of the father of a child or of the surname of the father as the surname of the child on the certificate of birth pursuant to [subsection 4 of] NRS 440.280 shall not be considered a notation of legitimacy or illegitimacy within the meaning of this section.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 440.350 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.350  The certificate of death or of stillbirth that shall be used is the standard form approved by the United States [Bureau of the Census.] Public Health Service.


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      Sec. 4.  NRS 440.380 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.380  1.  The medical certificate of the death shall be signed by the physician, if any, last in attendance on the deceased, [who] or pursuant to regulations which may be issued by the board, it may be signed by the attending physician’s associate physician, the chief medical officer of a hospital or institution in which death occurred, or the pathologist who performed an autopsy upon the deceased. The person who signs the medical certificate of death shall specify:

      (a) The time in attendance.

      (b) The time he last saw the deceased alive.

      (c) The hour of the day at which death occurred.

      (d) The cause of death, so as to show the cause of disease or sequence of causes resulting in death, giving first the name of the disease causing death (primary cause), and the contributory (secondary) cause, if any, and the duration of each.

      2.  In deaths in hospitals or institutions, or of nonresidents, the physician shall furnish the information required under this section, and may state where, in his opinion, the disease was contracted.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 440.420 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.420  1.  In case of any death occurring without medical attendance, the undertaker shall notify the local health officer of such death and refer the case to him for immediate investigation and certification. [prior to issuing the burial permit.]

      2.  Where there is no qualified physician in attendance, and in such cases only, the local health officer is authorized to make the certificate and return from the statements of relatives or other persons having adequate knowledge of the facts.

      3.  If the death was caused by unlawful or suspicious means, the local health officer shall then refer the case to the coroner for investigation and certification.

      4.  In counties which have adopted an ordinance authorizing a coroner’s examination in cases of sudden infant death syndrome, the undertaker shall notify the local health officer whenever the cause or suspected cause of death is sudden infant death syndrome. The local health officer shall then refer the case to the coroner for investigation and certification.

      5.  The coroner or his deputy may certify the cause of death in any case which is referred to the coroner by the local health officer or pursuant to a local ordinance.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 440.490 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.490  The undertaker or person acting as undertaker shall present the completed certificate to the local health officer. [in order to obtain a permit for burial, removal or other disposition of the body.]

      Sec. 7.  NRS 440.500 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.500  1.  Except as provided in [subsection 2,] subsections 2 and 3, if a certificate of death is properly executed and complete, the local health officer shall then issue a burial or removal permit to the undertaker. Such permit shall indicate the name of the cemetery, mausoleum, columbarium or other place of burial where the human remains will be interred, inurned or buried.

      2.  In case the death occurred from some disease that is held by the board to be infectious, contagious, or communicable and dangerous to the public health, no permit for the removal or other disposition of the body shall be granted by the local health officer except under such conditions as may be prescribed by the board.


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the public health, no permit for the removal or other disposition of the body shall be granted by the local health officer except under such conditions as may be prescribed by the board.

      3.  The board may by regulation provide for the issuance of the burial transit permit prior to the filing of the completed death certificate if that requirement would result in undue hardship.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 440.540 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.540  [The] 1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, the body of any person whose death occurs in this state shall not be interred, deposited in a vault or tomb, cremated or otherwise disposed of, removed from or into any registration district, or be held temporarily pending a further disposition more than 72 hours after death, until a permit for burial or removal or other disposition thereof [shall have] has been properly issued by the local health officer of the registration district in which the death occurred.

      2.  If the person who is to certify the cause of death consents, a body may be moved from the place of death into another registration district to be prepared for final disposition.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 440.550 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      440.550  [No burial or removal permit shall be issued by any local health officer until a complete and satisfactory certificate of death has been filed with him, except that when] When a dead body is transported by a common carrier into a local health district in Nevada for burial, the transit and removal permit, issued in accordance with the law and health regulations of the place where the death occurred, shall be accepted by the local health officer of the district into which the body has been transported for burial or other disposition [,] as a basis upon which he shall issue a local burial permit in the same way as if the death occurred in his district. He shall plainly enter upon the face of the burial permit the fact that it was a body shipped in for interment, and give the actual place of death.

 

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CHAPTER 188, AB 513

Assembly Bill No. 513–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 188

AN ACT making an appropriation to the state public works board for certain improvements to be made at the Nevada state prison in Carson City, Nevada; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund the sum of $8,522,400 to the state public works board for the following improvements to the Nevada state prison in Carson City:

      1.  New plumbing fixtures and electrical systems in certain existing cell blocks.


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      2.  Enlargement of the old quarry to provide an athletic field.

      3.  Rehabilitation of the yard area.

      4.  Air-conditioning for the dining hall.

      5.  Renovation of the existing old buildings.

      6.  Construction of new living units, a new administration building and new vocational shop buildings.

      7.  Additional improvements and materials for the Nevada state prison maximum security facility.

      Sec. 2.  The state public works board shall prepare the plans, specifications and contract documents necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

      Sec. 3.  The state public works board shall employ competent architects and structural, mechanical and electrical engineers for the preparation of plans and specifications and prepare contract documents.

      Sec. 4.  All plans and specifications shall be approved by the state public works board, and each proposed contract relating to the construction authorized in section 1 shall be approved by the attorney general.

      Sec. 5.  Except as provided in section 6 of this act, the state public works board shall advertise for sealed bids for each project listed in section 1 in a newspaper of general circulation in the State of Nevada. Approved plans and specifications shall be filed at a place and time stated in the advertisement for inspection by interested persons. The board may accept bids on the whole or parts of each project, and let separate contracts or combination contracts for structural, mechanical and electrical construction if savings will result. Any and all bids may be rejected for any good reason.

      Sec. 6.  The state public works board may solicit bids from two or more contractors doing business in the area for projects with an estimated cost of less than $5,000 without advertising, and may award the contract to the lowest bidder or reject all bids.

      Sec. 7.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 189, AB 511

Assembly Bill No. 511–Assemblymen Jacobsen and Glover

CHAPTER 189

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An Act relating to Carson City; consolidating Ormbsy County and Carson City into one municipal government to be known as Carson City; providing a charter therefor; and providing other matters properly relating thereto,” approved April 1, 1969, as amended.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Section 5.100 of Article V of the above-entitled act, being chapter 213, Statutes of Nevada 1969, at page 306, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

       Sec. 5.100  Election returns; canvass; certificates of election; entry of officers upon duties.


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       1.  The election returns from any special, primary or general municipal election shall be filed with the clerk who shall immediately place such returns in a safe or vault, and no person shall be permitted to handle, inspect or in any manner interfere with such returns until canvassed by the board.

       2.  The board shall meet within [5] 10 days after any election and canvass the returns and declare the result. The election returns shall then be sealed and kept by the clerk for 6 months and no person shall have access thereto except on order of a court of competent jurisdiction or by order of the board.

       3.  The clerk, under his hand and official seal, shall issue to each person declared to be elected a certificate of election. The officers so elected shall qualify and enter upon the discharge of their respective duties on the 1st Monday in January next following their election.

 

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CHAPTER 190, AB 488

Assembly Bill No. 488–Assemblymen May, Schofield, Hickey, Kissam, Mann, Ross, Harmon, Hayes, Sena, Murphy, Price, Brookman, Westall, Goodman and Polish

CHAPTER 190

AN ACT relating to the state flag, song and emblems; designating silver as the official state metal.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 235 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      The metallic element known as silver (Ag) is hereby designated as the official state metal of the State of Nevada.

 

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CHAPTER 191, AB 486

Assembly Bill No. 486–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 191

AN ACT relating to counties; authorizing boards of county commissioners to apply for and accept grants of rights-of-way pursuant to federal statutes and regulations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 15, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 244 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      The board of county commissioners may apply for and accept grants of rights-of-way or permits and subsequent renewals of grants of rights-of-way or permits over, upon, under or through any land or interest in land owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management and by the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to lands within the National Forest System, pursuant to Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C.


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of rights-of-way or permits and subsequent renewals of grants of rights-of-way or permits over, upon, under or through any land or interest in land owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management and by the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to lands within the National Forest System, pursuant to Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. §§ 1761-1771), and in connection therewith to comply with federal regulations and stipulations consistent with Title V of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 or any other applicable federal statute.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 403.420 is hereby repealed.

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 192, AB 203

Assembly Bill No. 203–Assemblymen Mello, Robinson, Demers, Howard, May, Westall, Kissam, Dini, Jacobsen, Weise, Murphy, Gomes, Harmon, Vergiels, Hayes and Brookman

CHAPTER 192

AN ACT relating to vehicle licensing and registration; providing for the replacement of license plates with the same number as the plates replaced; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 482.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.270  1.  The director shall order the preparation of motor vehicle license plates with no other colors than blue and silver. The director may, in his discretion, substitute white in place of silver when no suitable material is available.

      2.  The director may determine and vary the size, shape and form and the material of which license plates shall be made, but each license plate shall be of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a distance of 100 feet during daylight. All license plates shall be so treated as to reflect light and to be at least 100 times brighter than conventional painted number plates. When properly mounted on an unlighted vehicle, the license plates, when viewed from a vehicle equipped with standard headlights, shall be visible for a distance of not less than 1,500 feet and readable for a distance of not less than 110 feet.

      3.  Every license plate shall have displayed upon it the registration number assigned to the vehicle and to the owner thereof, and the name of the state, which may be abbreviated, and:

      (a) If issued for a calendar year, such year.

      (b) If issued for a registration period other than a calendar year, the month and year such registration expires.

      4.  The registration numbers assigned to passenger cars shall be coded for Carson City and the several counties and consecutively numbered.


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coded for Carson City and the several counties and consecutively numbered. The code letters shall be at the left of the number plate, as follows:

 

Carson City, OR or ORA to ORZ, inclusive, and when exhausted OAA to OZZ, inclusive; [, except the series ORA to ORZ;]

Churchill, CH or CHA to CHZ, inclusive, and when exhausted FAA to FZZ, inclusive;

Clark, C or CA to CZ, inclusive, or CAA to CZZ, inclusive;

Douglas, DS or DSA to DSZ, inclusive, and when exhausted DAA to DZZ, inclusive;

Elko, EL or ELA to ELZ, inclusive, and when exhausted EAA to EZZ, inclusive, except the respective series [ELA to ELZ,] ESA to ESZ and EUA to EUZ;

Esmeralda, ES or ESA to ESZ, inclusive;

Eureka, EU or EUA to EUZ, inclusive;

Humboldt, HU or HUA to HUZ, inclusive;

Lander, LA or LAA to LAZ, inclusive;

Lincoln, LN or LNA to LNZ, inclusive;

Lyon, LY or LYA to LYZ, inclusive, and when exhausted LBB to LZZ, inclusive;

Mineral, MN or MNA to MNZ, inclusive, and when exhausted MAA to MZZ, inclusive;

Nye, NY or NYA to NYZ, inclusive, and when exhausted NAA to NZZ, inclusive; [, except the series NYA to NYZ;]

Pershing, PE or PEA to PEZ, inclusive, and when exhausted PAA to PZZ, inclusive;

Storey, ST or STA to STZ, inclusive;

Washoe, W or WAA to WZZ, inclusive; and

White Pine, WP or WPA to WPZ, inclusive, and when exhausted ZAA to ZZZ, inclusive.

 

Prefix letters which do not duplicate nor conflict with the foregoing code letters may be reserved by the department for number plates assignable to dealers, exempt vehicles and motorcycles, as may be determined; but the letters I and Q shall not be used for any vehicle. Following the county code, or special prefix letter, a series of five or fewer numerals, commencing with 1 to 99,999, shall be used for Carson City and each county as the need may be. The letters H, I, O, P, Q and U shall not be used as the second letter in Clark and Washoe counties.

      5.  The director shall first exhaust the code letters containing the fewest letters before assigning any additional letter.

      6.  No number plates may contain more than six letters and numbers in combination.

      7.  All letters and numbers shall be of the same size.

      8.  The director may omit letters added to a single- or double-letter county code when appropriate to avoid misleading or offensive combinations.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 482.273 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.273  1.  The director shall order the preparation of vehicle license plates for trucks in the same manner as provided for passenger cars in NRS 482.270.


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      2.  The registration numbers assigned to trucks, after January 1, 1970, shall be coded for Carson City and the several counties and consecutively numbered. The code letters and numbers assigned shall be as follows:

 

Carson City, OA0001 to OZ9999, inclusive;

Churchill, AA0001 to AZ9999, inclusive;

Clark, BA0001 to BZ9999, inclusive, and when exhausted YA0001 to YZ0001, inclusive;

Douglas, DA0001 to DZ9999, inclusive, except DS0001 to DS9999, inclusive;

Elko, EA0001 to EZ9999, inclusive, except EL0001 to EL9999, inclusive;

Esmeralda, FA0001 to FZ9999, inclusive;

Eureka, GA0001 to GZ9999, inclusive;

Humboldt, HA0001 to HZ9999, inclusive, except HU0001 to HU9999, inclusive;

Lander, JA0001 to JZ9999, inclusive;

Lincoln, KA0001 to KZ9999, inclusive;

Lyon, LB0001 to LZ9999, inclusive;

Mineral, MA0001 to MZ9999, inclusive, except MN0001 to MN9999, inclusive;

Nye, NA0001 to NZ9999, inclusive, except NY0001 to NY9999, inclusive;

Pershing, PA0001 to PZ9999, inclusive, except PE0001 to PE9999, inclusive;

Storey, SA0001 to SZ9999, inclusive;

Washoe, WA0001 to WZ9999, inclusive, XA0001 to XZ9999, inclusive, except XO0001 to XO9999, inclusive; and

White Pine, ZA0001 to ZZ9999, inclusive.

 

      3.  Any license plates issued for a truck prior to July 1, 1971, bearing a different designation than that provided for in this section, [shall be] is valid during the period for which such plates, including extensions by sticker, by replacement, or both, were issued.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 482.285 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.285  1.  If any certificate of registration or certificate of ownership is lost, mutilated or illegible, the person to whom it was issued shall immediately make application for and obtain a duplicate or substitute therefor upon furnishing information [of such fact] satisfactory to the department and upon payment of the required fees.

      2.  If any special license plate or plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667, 482.368, 482.370, 482.373, [or] 482.374, 482.375, 482.376, 482.380 or 482.381 are lost, mutilated or illegible, the person to whom such plate or plates were issued shall immediately make application for and obtain a duplicate or substitute license plate or plates [.] upon furnishing information satisfactory to the department and upon payment of the required fees.

      3.  If any license plate or plates, other than those provided for in subsection 2, or any decal is lost, mutilated or illegible, the person to whom it was issued shall immediately make application for and obtain a duplicate or substitute therefor upon:

 


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it was issued shall immediately make application for and obtain a duplicate or substitute therefor upon:

      (a) Furnishing information [of such fact] satisfactory to the department; and

      (b) Payment of the fees required by NRS 482.500.

      4.  The department shall issue duplicate or substitute plates if the applicant:

      (a) Returns the mutilated or illegible plates to the department or certifies under oath that the plates were lost or stolen;

      (b) Received the plates during the complete issuance of new license plates in 1968 and 1969; and

      (c) Makes application for renewal of registration. Credit shall be allowed for the portion of the registration fee and privilege tax attributable to the remainder of the current registration period.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 482.500 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.500  1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, whenever any duplicate or substitute certificate of registration or ownership, decal or number plate is issued upon application, the following fees shall be paid:

 

For a certificate of registration or ownership.................................................. $2.00

For every substitute number plate...................................................................... 2.00

For every duplicate number plate...................................................................... 7.50

For every decal (license plate sticker or tab)..................................................... 1.00

 

      2.  [No fee shall] A fee of $2 shall be paid for a duplicate plate of a special plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667, 482.375, 482.376 or 482.380. A fee shall not be charged for a duplicate plate or plates issued under NRS 482.368, 482.370, 482.373 or 482.374.

      3.  The fee which is paid for a duplicate number plate shall be deposited to the state treasurer for credit to the motor vehicle fund and allocated to the department to defray the costs of duplicating the plate.

      Sec. 5.  If a registration number within any of the series provided for passenger cars and trucks by NRS 482.270 and 482.273 as amended by this act has been assigned to any person and has not subsequently been reassigned to another person, the person to whom it was assigned may obtain new plates bearing that number:

      1.  If the vehicle on which the plates are to be used is currently registered in this state, by surrendering the plates last issued for it and paying a transfer fee of $2.

      2.  If the vehicle on which the plates are to be used is not currently so registered, by paying the registration fee and privilege tax required by law for the vehicle.

An application for plates pursuant to this section must be made on or before June 30, 1979.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 360ê

 

CHAPTER 193, AB 383

Assembly Bill No. 383–Assemblymen Bremner, Barengo, Hayes and Dini

CHAPTER 193

AN ACT relating to habitual criminals; providing that sentences to life imprisonment shall be with or without the possibility of parole; prescribing the minimum term of imprisonment before eligibility for parole begins in cases where the sentence allows the possibility of parole; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 207.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      207.010  1.  Every person convicted in this state of any crime of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element, or of petit larceny, or of any felony, who [shall previously have] has previously been twice convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, of any crime which under the laws of the situs of the crime or of this state would amount to a felony, or who [shall previously have] has previously been three times convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, or petit larceny, or of any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element, shall be adjudged to be an habitual criminal and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 10 years nor more than 20 years.

      2.  Every person convicted in this state of any crime of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element, or of petit larceny, or of any felony, who [shall previously have] has previously been three times convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, of any crime which under the laws of the situs of the crime or of this state would amount to a felony, or who [shall previously have] has previously been five times convicted, whether in this state or elsewhere, of petit larceny, or of any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor of which fraud or intent to defraud is an element, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life [.] with or without possibility of parole. If the penalty fixed by the court is life imprisonment with the possibility of parole, eligibility for parole begins when a minimum of 10 years has been served.

      3.  Conviction under this section [shall operate] operates only to increase, not to reduce, the sentence otherwise provided by law for the principal crime.

      4.  It is within the discretion of the district attorney whether or not to include a count under this section in any information, and the trial judge may, at his discretion, dismiss a count under this section which is included in any indictment or information.

      5.  In proceedings under this section, each previous conviction shall be alleged in the accusatory pleading charging the primary offense, but no such conviction may be alluded to on trial of the primary offense, nor may any allegation of such conviction be read in the presence of a jury trying such offense.

      6.  If a defendant charged under this section is found guilty of, or pleads guilty to, the primary offense, but denies any previous conviction charged, the court shall determine the issue of such previous conviction after hearing all relevant evidence presented on such issue by the prosecution and the defendant.


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after hearing all relevant evidence presented on such issue by the prosecution and the defendant. The court shall impose sentence pursuant to subsections 1 and 2 of this section upon finding that the defendant has suffered previous convictions sufficient to support an adjudication of habitual criminality.

      7.  Nothing in this section limits the prosecution in introducing evidence of prior convictions for purposes of impeachment.

      8.  Presentation of an exemplified copy of a felony conviction [shall be] is prima facie evidence of conviction of a prior felony.

 

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CHAPTER 194, AB 143

Assembly Bill No. 143–Committee on Health and Welfare

CHAPTER 194

AN ACT relating to dead bodies; making it unlawful generally to require human remains to be embalmed before their final disposition; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 451.065 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      451.065  1.  No crematory [shall make or enforce any rules requiring] may require that human remains be placed in a casket before cremation or that human remains be cremated in a casket, [nor shall a crematory] or refuse to accept human remains for cremation because they are not in a casket. This section does not prohibit a crematory from requiring some type of container or disposal unit for cremation. [Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.]

      2.  No crematory, funeral home, cemetery or other place which accepts human remains for disposition may require the remains to be embalmed or otherwise prepared prior to their disposition by cremation, interment or otherwise, or before their removal from or into any registration district. The state board of health may require embalming or other preparations if necessary to protect the public.

      3.  Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 362ê

 

CHAPTER 195, AB 44

Assembly Bill No. 44–Assemblymen Barengo, Wagner, Hickey, Mann and Schofield

CHAPTER 195

AN ACT relating to judicial training; transferring certain responsibilities to the court administrator; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 4.035 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      4.035  1.  The [clerk of the supreme court] court administrator shall, at the direction of the chief justice [,] of the supreme court, arrange for the giving of instruction, at the National College of [State Trial Judges] the State Judiciary in Reno, Nevada, or elsewhere:

      [1.]  (a) In court procedure, [record-keeping] recordkeeping and the elements of substantive law appropriate to a justice’s court, to each justice of the peace who is first elected or appointed to office after July 1, 1971, and to other justices of the peace who so desire and who can be accommodated, between each general election and January 1 next following.

      [2.]  (b) In statutory amendments and other developments in the law appropriate to a justice’s court, to all justices of the peace at convenient intervals.

      [3.]  2.  Each county shall pay to the supreme court the county’s pro rata share of the costs of such instruction as budgeted for pursuant to the Local Government Budget Act.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 4.036 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      4.036  1.  Each justice of the peace who is first elected or appointed to office after [the effective date of this act] July 1, 1971, shall attend the instruction provided pursuant to NRS 4.035, on the first occasion when such instruction is offered after his election or appointment, unless excused by written order of a judge of the district court in and for his county, which shall be filed with the [clerk of the supreme court.] court administrator. Such order is final for all purposes.

      2.  If a justice of the peace fails to attend such instruction without securing a written order pursuant to subsection 1, he forfeits his office.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 5.025 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      5.025  1.  The [clerk of the supreme court of Nevada] court administrator shall, at the direction of the chief justice [,] of the supreme court, arrange for the giving of instruction, at the National College of [State Trial Judges] the State Judiciary in Reno, Nevada, or elsewhere:

      [1.]  (a) In court procedure, [record-keeping] recordkeeping and the elements of substantive law appropriate to a municipal court, to each police judge or municipal judge who is first elected or appointed to office after July 1, 1971, and to other such judges who so desire and who can be accommodated, between each election designated for the election of such judges and the date of entering office.

      [2.]  (b) In statutory amendments and other developments in the law appropriate to a municipal court, to all such judges at convenient intervals.


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      [3.]  2.  Each city shall pay to the supreme court the city’s pro rata share of the costs of such instruction as budgeted for pursuant to the Local Government Budget Act.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 5.026 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      5.026  1.  Each police judge or municipal judge who is first elected or appointed to office after July 1, 1971, shall attend the instruction provided pursuant to NRS 5.025, on the first occasion when such instruction is offered after his election or appointment, unless excused by written order of a judge of the district court in and for the county where such city is situated, which shall be filed with the [clerk of the supreme court.] court administrator. Such order is final for all purposes.

      2.  If a police judge or municipal judge fails to attend such instruction without securing a written order pursuant to subsection 1, he forfeits his office.

 

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CHAPTER 196, AB 17

Assembly Bill No. 17–Assemblymen Demers, Banner and Harmon

CHAPTER 196

AN ACT relating to the metropolitan police commission; changing the composition of the commission; requiring the commission to provide and maintain certain jails; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 280 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 and 3 of this act.

      Sec. 2.  1.  Upon creation of a police commission in those counties which have only one participating city, three members of the police commission shall serve for a term of 2 years and the remaining members of the police commission shall serve for a term of 1 year. Thereafter all members of the police commission shall serve for terms of 2 years.

      2.  Upon creation of a police commission in those counties which have more than one participating city, three members of the police commission shall serve for a term of 2 years and the remaining members of the commission shall serve for a term of 1 year. Thereafter all members of the police commission shall serve for terms of 2 years.

      3.  The initial terms of office of police commission members shall be so ordered that to each political subdivision which is entitled to three members there is allotted at least one term of office of 2 years.

      4.  The sheriff shall hold office as a member of the police commission during his term of office as sheriff of the county.

      Sec. 3.  1.  In those counties which have:

      (a) Only one participating city, the county and the city shall pay equal shares of the total capital and operating costs of the department.

      (b) More than one participating city, the governing bodies of the various participating political subdivisions shall, in determining the amounts of their respective budget items allocated to law enforcement, apportion among all the participating political subdivisions the total anticipated capital and operating costs of the department, as submitted by the police commission, on the basis of a formula which has been approved by the Nevada tax commission.


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their respective budget items allocated to law enforcement, apportion among all the participating political subdivisions the total anticipated capital and operating costs of the department, as submitted by the police commission, on the basis of a formula which has been approved by the Nevada tax commission.

      2.  This formula shall take into account all meaningful factors which will produce an equitable distribution of costs among the participating political subdivisions, including but not limited to, comparative:

      (a) Population statistics.

      (b) Geographic extent of the participating incorporated and unincorporated areas.

      (c) Transient population of each of the participating political subdivisions. The number of available hotel and motel rooms in each political subdivision may be considered in determining transient populations.

      (d) Historical crime statistics.

      (e) Law enforcement requirements of the respective participating political subdivisions.

For the purpose of this subsection, the population, area and facilities attributable to a county do not include the population, areas or facilities of the cities within such county.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 280.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.010  1.  The legislature finds:

      (a) That there is substantial duplication of functions, manpower and expenses between the city and county law enforcement agencies in this state.

      (b) That merger of city and county law enforcement agencies would increase the efficiency of such agencies by increasing communication facilities, lowering purchasing costs and coordinating law enforcement efforts throughout metropolitan areas.

      [(c) That the best community interest can be served by delegating ultimate police commission responsibilities to the board of county commissioners.]

      2.  It is the purpose of this chapter to provide the means whereby the respective law enforcement agencies of the cities and counties in this state may merge into county-wide metropolitan police departments.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 280.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.070  “Police commission” means [a board of county commissioners serving, ex officio, as] a metropolitan police commission.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 280.130 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.130  [The board of county commissioners shall serve, ex officio, as the metropolitan police commission.]

      1.  The metropolitan police commission consists of the sheriff of the county and representatives from the county and from each participating city.

      2.  Except as provided in subsection 3, the county and each participating city are entitled to one representative on the commission for each 47,000 persons residing within the boundaries of the county or of the city. In determining the number of representatives:

      (a) A participating political subdivision is not entitled to an additional representative for any fraction of the population which is less than 47,000; and


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      (b) Persons residing within the boundaries of an incorporated city shall not be included in the population of the county.

      3.  The county and each participating city are entitled to at least one representative regardless of the number of persons residing within the boundaries of the county or of the city.

      4.  Each representative of a participating political subdivision shall be a member of its governing body.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 280.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.150  1.  A majority of the police commission is a quorum for the transaction of business.

      2.  [When a majority only of the members are present at the meeting of a police commission, in case of a tie vote on any question, the question shall be postponed to a subsequent meeting.] On any question put before the police commission, the sheriff may vote only in case of a tie vote on the question.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 280.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.170  1.  The [police commission shall elect one of their number as chairman on the commission.] sheriff of the county is the chairman of the commission.

      2.  The police commission shall employ a clerk and may employ other clerical personnel necessary to the discharge of its duties. The clerk [shall be] is secretary for the commission.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 280.190 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.190  The police commission shall:

      1.  Cause to be prepared and approve an annual operating budget for the department.

      2.  Submit such budget to the governing bodies of the participating political subdivisions prior to February 1 for funding for the following fiscal year.

      3.  [Cause] If there is more than one participating city, cause to be prepared [a] the funding apportionment plan provided for in section 3 of this act and submit such plan to the governing bodies of the participating political subdivisions and the department of taxation for approval. The Nevada tax commission has the final right of approval for such plan and shall act as an arbitrator if the local governing bodies cannot agree on the funding apportionment. [; but such apportionment may not require the city which is the county seat of the county to contribute more than an amount equal to $1.94 ad valorem tax on each $100 of assessed valuation of taxable property within such city until such funding apportionment plan is modified by the Nevada tax commission.]

      4.  [Cause] If there is more than one participating city, cause a new funding apportionment plan to be prepared:

      (a) Every 10 years upon ascertaining the results of the national decennial census taken by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce;

      (b) If the law enforcement agencies of additional cities are merged into an existing department; and

      (c) At intervals of not less than 4 years upon request by a majority vote of each of a majority of the governing bodies of the participating political subdivisions. If only one city is participating in a department, the police commission shall prepare a new plan under the provisions of this paragraph only upon request by a majority vote of each of the governing bodies of the participating political subdivisions.


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this paragraph only upon request by a majority vote of each of the governing bodies of the participating political subdivisions.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 280.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.220  Upon merger, the county auditor or county comptroller of a county which has a department shall:

      1.  Create a metropolitan police department fund in the county treasury for the exclusive use of the department.

      2.  Receive all [moneys] money from the county, participating cities and any other source on behalf of the department and deposit [such moneys] the money in the department fund.

      3.  Receive all money collected by the department for any purpose, except criminal and civil fines, and deposit the money in the department fund.

      4.  Issue warrants against the department fund in the manner provided in this chapter.

      Sec. 10.5.  NRS 280.280 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.280  Upon the formation of a department, every power and duty conferred or imposed by law upon a county sheriff which relates to law enforcement, and upon a chief of police or police department of any participating city, devolves automatically upon the department. After the formation of a department, contracts to furnish police services shall be made with the department and not with a participating political subdivision.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 280.310 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      280.310  1.  Each department shall have a system of civil service, applicable to and governing all employees of the department except elected officers and such other positions as designated by the police commission.

      2.  The system of civil service shall be governed by a board composed of five civil service trustees appointed by the police commission. Upon creation of such board, the police commission shall appoint one trustee for a term of 2 years, two trustees for terms of 3 years and two trustees for a term of 4 years. Thereafter all trustees shall serve for terms of 4 years.

      3.  The board shall prepare rules [and] or regulations governing the system of civil service to be adopted by the police commission, but in the case of a county having a population of 200,000 or more which is required to comply with the provisions of this chapter by July 1, 1973, [pursuant to NRS 280.100,] the initial civil service rules shall be those governing the police department of the largest city in the county, as such rules are modified and approved for such purpose by the law enforcement consolidation committee organized and operating pursuant to resolution of the special committee created by chapter 613, Statutes of Nevada 1971, to study the problems of local government in Clark County. Such rules [and] or regulations shall provide for:

      (a) Examination of potential employees;

      (b) Recruitment and placement procedures;

      (c) Classification of positions;

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      (e) Such other matters as the board may consider necessary.

      4.  Copies of the rules [and] or regulations of the system of civil service shall be distributed to all employees of the department.

      5.  The [board shall appoint] sheriff shall designate a personnel officer to administer the personnel functions of the department according to the policies, rules [and] or regulations of the board, including but not limited to the items enumerated in subsection 3. [The personnel officer shall be subject to the administrative supervision of the sheriff of the department.]

      Sec. 12.  NRS 211.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.010  [In each county] Except as otherwise provided in this section, one common jail shall be built [,] or provided [, kept] in each county, and maintained in good repair at the expense of the county. In a county where a metropolitan police department is established, the expense of providing and maintaining the jail shall be apportioned among the participating political subdivisions as other expenses of the department are apportioned.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 211.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.020  The board of county commissioners or metropolitan police commission shall:

      1.  Have the care of building, inspecting and repairing such jail.

      2.  Once every 3 months, inquire into the state thereof, as respects the security thereof [,] and the treatment and condition of the prisoners.

      3.  Take all necessary precautions against escape, sickness or infection.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 211.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.030  1.  The sheriff [shall have] has the custody of the jail in his county, and of the prisoners therein, and shall keep the [same] jail personally, or by his deputy, or by a jailer or jailers appointed by him for that purpose, for whose acts he [shall be] is responsible.

      2.  The board of county commissioners or metropolitan police commission shall allow, out of the county treasury, as in other cases provided, a fair and adequate monthly compensation for the services of all jailers employed or appointed by the sheriff.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 211.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.040  1.  Payment of expenses and the method of transporting a prisoner from a county jail to the state prison shall be as provided in chapter 209 of NRS. When a prisoner is transferred from the county jail to the state prison, the sheriff shall provide the warden of the state prison with a written report pertaining to medical, psychiatric, behavioral or criminal aspects of the prisoner’s history. This report may be based upon observations of the prisoner while confined in the county jail and shall note in particular any medication or medical treatment administered in the jail, including type, dosage and frequency of administration.

      2.  Except as provided in subsection 1, the sheriff, [either by himself,] personally or by his deputy, or by one or more of his jailers, shall transfer all prisoners within his county to whatever place of imprisonment the sentence of the court may require, at as early a date after the sentence as practicable. For that purpose the board of county commissioners [are required to furnish, out of the county treasury,] or metropolitan police commission shall pay all necessary costs, charges and expenses of the prisoner or prisoners, and of the officer or officers having charge thereof, to which shall be added mileage for each officer, at the rate of 20 cents per mile, one way only.


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prisoner or prisoners, and of the officer or officers having charge thereof, to which shall be added mileage for each officer, at the rate of 20 cents per mile, one way only.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 2 [shall be applicable] apply in cases where prisoners are taken from county jails to be tried at any courts in other counties.

      Sec. 16.  NRS 211.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.050  [If any] Any sheriff or jailer [shall defraud any] who defrauds a prisoner of his allowance, or [shall] does not allow reasonable allowance and accommodation, [he] shall forfeit $50 for each offense. [, to be recovered by a civil action by the board of county commissioners for the use of the county.] The money may be recovered in an appropriate civil action by the board of county commissioners or the metropolitan police commission.

      Sec. 17.  NRS 211.090 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.090  1.  [Each board of county commissioners of the several counties is authorized to establish, by an order to be entered in its minutes,] A board of county commissioners or metropolitan police commission may establish, a branch county jail in any town in the county, [whenever] if in its judgment the public needs require it, and [to] provide that persons charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor in such town or other town or townships mentioned in the order shall be imprisoned in such branch county jail instead of in the county jail at the county seat.

      2.  [Nothing in the order shall prohibit any] Any judge or justice of the peace before whom such conviction may be had [from ordering any such] may order that a prisoner [to] be imprisoned in the county jail [at the county seat] of the county wherein such conviction may be had [where] if the public safety or the safety of such prisoner [may require it.] requires it.

      Sec. 18.  NRS 211.100 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.100  1.  The sheriff, with the approval of the board of county commissioners [of any county wherein any branch county jail has been established, is empowered to appoint a deputy who shall act as jailer for the same and who shall have the custody thereof and of the prisoners therein, and whose compensation shall be fixed by the board of county commissioners and shall be paid out of the general fund of the county.

      2.  Whenever by an order of the board of county commissioners such jailer after being appointed is not longer or for a time required, the board may cease to allow any compensation after notifying the sheriff of such order.] or the metropolitan police commission may appoint a deputy as jailer of the branch jail.

      2.  The board or commission shall establish and pay the compensation of the jailer.

      3.  The sheriff shall remove the jailer of the branch jail if he is notified by the board or commission that a jailer of the branch jail is not needed.

      Sec. 19.  NRS 211.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.110  The board of county commissioners [of any county wherein such branch county jail has been established, and for which a jailer has been appointed in the manner provided by NRS 211.100,] or the metropolitan police commission may direct the jailer of such branch county jail to work the prisoners [imprisoned therein] on the public streets of such town or on the public roads [of such district wherein such] of the county where the branch county jail is located.


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been appointed in the manner provided by NRS 211.100,] or the metropolitan police commission may direct the jailer of such branch county jail to work the prisoners [imprisoned therein] on the public streets of such town or on the public roads [of such district wherein such] of the county where the branch county jail is located.

      Sec. 20.  NRS 211.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.120  The board of county commissioners [in each] or metropolitan police commission in a county, [the mayor and board of aldermen of each] and the governing body of an incorporated city, [and the board of trustees of each incorporated town are authorized and required to] shall make all necessary arrangements, as provided in NRS 211.120 to 211.170, inclusive, to utilize the labor of the prisoners committed to any jails within any county, city, or town within this state, for a term of imprisonment by the judges of the several district courts within this state, or the justices of the peace in any and all townships throughout this state.

      Sec. 21.  NRS 211.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.140  1.  The sheriff of each county [shall have] has charge and control over all prisoners committed to his care [and keeping, in their] in the respective county jails, and the chiefs of the police and town marshals in the several cities and towns throughout this state [shall] have charge and control over all prisoners committed to their respective city and town jails.

      2.  The sheriffs, chiefs of police and town marshals, and each of them, shall see that the prisoners under their care are at all times kept at labor on the public works in their respective counties, cities and towns, at least 6 hours a day during 6 days of the week, when the weather [will permit,] permits when [so] required by [either] the board of county commissioners or metropolitan police commission, [of their respective counties, or] by the mayor and board of aldermen of their respective cities [,] or by the board of trustees of their respective towns.

      3.  [By the public works,] “Public works” as used in NRS 211.120 to 211.170, inclusive, [is understood] means the construction, [or] repair, or cleaning of any streets, road, sidewalks, public square, park, building, cutting away hills, grading, putting in sewers, or other work whatever, which is or may be authorized to be done by and for the use of any of the counties, cities or towns, and the expense of which is not to be borne exclusively by [individuals] persons or property particularly benefited thereby.

      4.  The sheriff, chief of police or town marshal shall arrange for the administration of such medical care as may be required by prisoners committed to his custody. The cost of the medical care [constitutes] is a charge upon the county, commission, city or town maintaining the jail. If the medical care is furnished by a county hospital, the cost of the care shall be paid forthwith into the county treasury for credit to the hospital fund.

      Sec. 22.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 197, AB 111

Assembly Bill No. 111–Committee on Education

CHAPTER 197

AN ACT relating to the education of visually, aurally or multiply handicapped persons; revising and clarifying provisions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 395 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 2.  “Care” means room, board and transportation which the superintendent of public instruction determines to be necessary for a handicapped person while he is being educated pursuant to this chapter.

      Sec. 3.  “Handicapped person” means an aurally or visually handicapped person or a mute person.

      Sec. 4.  (Deleted by amendment.)

      Sec. 5.  “Special education program” means a program which provides instruction specially designed in accordance with minimum standards prescribed by the state board of education to meet the unique needs of handicapped persons.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 395.001 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      395.001  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 395.003 to 395.009, inclusive, and sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act have the meanings ascribed to them in [such] those sections.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 395.003 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      395.003  “Aurally handicapped person” means a person [who is legally deaf or mute.] with a loss in hearing of 80 decibels or more in the better ear.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 395.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      395.010  1.  The superintendent of public instruction [shall have the power:

      1.  To make] may provide for the education and care of any handicapped person who is eligible for such benefits by:

      (a) Making arrangements with the governing body of any institution for the [visually or aurally] handicapped in any state having any such institution. [, for the admission, education and care of the visually or aurally handicapped of this state.

      2.  To expend moneys to provide for the support and care of any visually or aurally handicapped person in this state who meets the qualifications of NRS 395.020 by placing the visually or aurally]

      (b) Placing the handicapped person in a foster home or other residential facility in a county in this state having [a program for the education of such persons as part of its educational structure, if the county of residence of such visually or aurally handicapped person does not have such a program.

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      2.  The superintendent of public instruction may make all necessary contracts [and agreements] , in accordance with any regulations the state board of education may prescribe, to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 395.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      395.020  [1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, a visually or aurally handicapped person is entitled to the benefits provided by this chapter if:

      (a) He is not mentally or physically incapacitated to receive education or instruction; and

      (b) He is free from offensive or contagious diseases; and

      (c) He is unable to pay for his support, education and instruction in an institution for the visually or aurally handicapped; and

      (d) His parent, relative, guardian or nearest friend is unable to pay for his support, education and instruction in an institution for the visually or aurally handicapped; and

      (e) He is a resident of the State of Nevada.

      2.  No visually or aurally handicapped person over the age of 21 years is entitled to the benefits provided by this chapter unless the enrollment period for the school year is prior to the 21st birthday of the person, in which case the school year may be completed.]

      A handicapped person is eligible to receive the benefits provided by this chapter if:

      1.  He is a resident of the State of Nevada;

      2.  He is under 21 years of age, but where the enrollment period for the school year is prior to his 21st birthday, he remains eligible to complete that school year irrespective of his age;

      3.  A special education program for his particular handicap and grade or level of education is not available within his school district; but where he is enrolled in a program under this chapter on July 1, 1977, he remains eligible to complete that program irrespective of the formation after that date of an appropriate special education program within his school district.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 395.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      395.030  1.  [A parent, relative, guardian or nearest friend of a visually or aurally handicapped person qualified to receive the benefits provided by this chapter may file and application for benefits under oath with the board of trustees of a county school district wherein the visually or aurally handicapped person is a resident. The application shall set forth:

      (a) That by reason of visual or aural handicap, the visually or aurally handicapped person is disqualified from being taught by the ordinary process of instruction or education; and

      (b) That such parent, relative, guardian or nearest friend is unable to pay for such support, education and instruction in an institution for the visually or aurally handicapped.]

      An adult handicapped person or a parent, guardian or other person having the care, custody or control of a handicapped person eligible to receive benefits under this chapter may file an application for those benefits with the board of trustees of the county school district in which the handicapped person is a resident. The application shall contain the applicant’s sworn statement that he is eligible to receive the benefits provided by this chapter and that to the best of his knowledge a special education program for his particular handicap and grade or level of education is not available within his school district.


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by this chapter and that to the best of his knowledge a special education program for his particular handicap and grade or level of education is not available within his school district.

      2.  If the board of trustees is satisfied that the statements contained in the application are true, the board shall [approve] certify that an appropriate special education program is not available in the county school district in which the handicapped person is a resident and transmit the application to the superintendent of public instruction. [, recommending that the visually or aurally handicapped person receive the benefits provided by this chapter.]

      Sec. 11.  NRS 395.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      395.040  1.  Upon receipt and review of an application for benefits, the superintendent of public instruction shall make the necessary arrangements for the education and care of the [visually or aurally] handicapped person pursuant to [the provision of] subsection 1 [or subsection 2] of NRS 395.010. Before making such arrangements the superintendent of public instruction may [request further medical or physical evaluation to be made at the expense of the state.] cause a medical, psychological or educational examination of the handicapped person to be conducted at state expense to determine the nature and extent of the handicap.

      2.  The superintendent of public instruction shall obtain a certificate of approval from the state welfare administrator before [any visually or aurally handicapped person may be placed] placing a handicapped person in any home other than the home of a person related to the [visually or aurally] handicapped person in the third degree of consanguinity or closer.

      3.  The superintendent of public instruction [shall have] has final authority regarding the placement of any [visually or aurally] handicapped person.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 395.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      395.050  1.  When arrangements for the education and care of the [visually or aurally] handicapped person have been completed by the superintendent of public instruction, he shall advise the board of trustees of the county school district to make provision, at the expense of the school district, for transporting the [visually or aurally] handicapped person to a place designated by the superintendent. [of public instruction.] The superintendent [of public instruction] shall make necessary arrangements for transporting the [visually or aurally] handicapped person [for such] from the designated place to the institution, foster home or other residential facility and return to the designated place at the expense of the state.

      2.  [The cost and expenses of maintenance of the visually or aurally] Except as provided in subsection 3, the expenses for education and care of the handicapped person shall be paid by the state.

      3.  An adult handicapped person or a parent, guardian or other person having the care, custody or control of a handicapped person:

      (a) May enter into a contract with the superintendent of public instruction to pay a share of the cost of education and care of such handicapped person.


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      (b) Is liable for all medical expenses which are incurred while such handicapped person is receiving educational benefits.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 395.005 and 395.055 are hereby repealed.

 

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CHAPTER 198, SB 11

Senate Bill No. 11–Committee on Commerce and Labor

CHAPTER 198

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; extending the definition of casual employment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 616.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.030  “Casual” refers only to employments where the work contemplated is to be completed in [not exceeding 10] 20 working days [,] or parts thereof in a calendar quarter, without regard to the number of [men] persons employed, and where the total labor cost of [such] the work is less than [$100.] $500.

 

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CHAPTER 199, SB 141

Senate Bill No. 141–Senator Dodge

CHAPTER 199

AN ACT relating to Carey Act lands; creating the state Carey Act commission; increasing certain fees charged for Carey Act land; making an appropriation to the Carey Act trust fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 324.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.010  As used in this chapter:

      1.  “Carey Act” means section 4 of an Act of Congress entitled “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1895, and for other purposes,” approved August 18, 1894, being 43 U.S.C. § 641, and all acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.

      2.  “Commission” means the state [commission of industry, agriculture and irrigation.] Carey Act commission.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 324.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.030  1.  The selection, management and disposal of such land [shall be] is vested in the state [commission of industry, agriculture and irrigation,] Carey Act commission, which is hereby created, consisting of the state engineer, the administrator of the division of state lands of the state department of conservation and natural resources and, as chairman, the dean of the college of agriculture of the University of Nevada System.


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and irrigation,] Carey Act commission, which is hereby created, consisting of the state engineer, the administrator of the division of state lands of the state department of conservation and natural resources and, as chairman, the dean of the college of agriculture of the University of Nevada System.

      2.  The commission may sue and be sued in any action at law brought under the provisions of this chapter in the name of “The State [Commission of Industry, Agriculture and Irrigation.”] Carey Act Commission.”

      Sec. 3.  NRS 324.080 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.080  1.  The commission [is authorized to] may fix the price at which the state [shall dispose] disposes of lands in each segregation to settlers, which shall not be less than [50 cents] $10 per acre nor more than [$1 per acre, depending on the location, character of the land and climatic conditions.] the fair market value, including costs incidental to the application.

      2.  The proceeds shall be deposited in the state treasury in a fund hereby created for such purpose to be known as the Carey Act trust fund.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 324.090 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.090  [The following fees] A fee of $100 shall be collected by the commission under the provisions of this chapter and deposited with the state treasurer to be placed in the Carey Act trust fund. [:

 

For filing each application for entry of land.................................................. $1.00

For each assignment of entry.............................................................................. 2.00

For taking evidence in final proof...................................................................... 2.00

For taking evidence of annual proof of cultivation........................................ 1.50

For issuing each certificate of location.............................................................. 1.00

For issuing each patent......................................................................................... 1.00

For making certified copies of paper or records:

For the original, per folio..................................................................... .20

For each carbon copy thereof, per folio........................................... .05

For each application for a temporary withdrawal or a permanent segregation, but not twice for the same lands by the same applicant, for the total number of acres covered by the application, per acre....................................................... .01

For each statement of the status of an application for a segregation, prepared for the information of a prospective assignee thereof................................ 25.00]

 

The fee covers one copy each of all original documents from the time of application to the time of issuance of patent, including applications for temporary withdrawals and applications for segregations. Other fees may be charged as are established by regulations of the commission.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 324.100 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.100  1.  Subject to the provisions of the Carey Act, the proceeds derived by the state from fees and the sale of Carey Act lands, and by this chapter required to be deposited in the Carey Act trust fund, [shall be] are subject to control and disposition by the commission and may be used and drawn upon by the commission from time to time for the following purposes, and for none other:


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      (a) For the payment of all necessary expenses incurred by the commission and the state registrar of lands under the Carey Act for the administration of Carey Act lands.

      (b) For the reclamation, under the control and direction of the commission, of desert lands in the state, other than those included in any segregation or application for a temporary withdrawal by any applicant except the state.

      (c) [For such experimentation in agriculture, horticulture and forestry as shall aid the reclamation of the desert lands of the state.

      (d)] For such advertisement and publicity of the desert lands of the state as may advance their settlement and reclamation.

      2.  Until the Carey Act trust fund [shall have] has received deposits from fees and sales of land under the provisions of this chapter sufficient to meet the necessary disbursements arising under paragraph (a) of subsection 1, the state controller and the state treasurer are authorized and directed to transfer from the general fund to the Carey Act trust fund, from time to time, sufficient [moneys] money to meet the same, not exceeding [$5,000,] $10,000, and such sum is hereby appropriated for that purpose. As soon thereafter as deposits to the credit of the Carey Act trust fund, derived from fees and sales of lands, [shall be sufficient therefor,] are sufficient to provide an adequate operating balance in the Carey Act trust fund, all sums so transferred shall be restored to the general fund.

      3.  All disbursements from the Carey Act trust fund shall be on claims of the chairman of the commission, approved by the state board of examiners.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 324.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.120  1.  Any person or persons, association, company or corporation constructing, having constructed, or desiring to construct impounding dams, canals, ditches or other irrigation works, pumping plants, or artesian wells to reclaim lands under the provisions of this chapter, may file with the commission an application for the temporary withdrawal of such lands under the provisions of 43 U.S.C. § 643, designating the same by legal subdivisions.

      2.  An application shall:

      (a) Be prepared and submitted in accordance with such general [rules and] regulations as the commission may adopt and prescribe, which shall be in conformity with any regulations of the Department of the Interior.

      (b) Be accompanied by the certificate of the state engineer that an application for a permit to appropriate water therefor has been filed in his office.

      (c) Be accompanied by [a filing fee of 1 cent per acre for the total number of acres requested to be withdrawn temporarily.] the fee prescribed by this chapter.

      (d) Be accompanied by a written statement from the board of county commissioners of the county or counties in which the lands are located, certifying that the lands covered by the application are zoned for the intended use or will be so zoned by the time the lands are put to the intended use.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 324.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:


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      324.150  1.  An applicant who submits his application for a segregation in a form complying with the requirements of the commission and the Secretary of the Interior in respect to surveys, determinations, maps, plats and water rights, which shall be approved by the state engineer and by the commission, and on payment to the commission of [a fee of 1 cent per acre] the fee prescribed by this chapter, and any fee required by the state engineer for any verification thereof, may waive a request for a temporary withdrawal.

      2.  If an applicant who has completed the requirements of a temporary withdrawal in respect to fees, surveys, determinations, maps, plats and water rights pays the segregation fee required by the Bureau of Land Management, the state registrar of lands under the Carey Act, by direction of the commission, shall file a request on the part of the state for a segregation of the lands embraced in the approved application.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 324.220 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.220  1.  Any citizen of the United States or a person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States, over the age of [21] 18 years, [including married women,] may make application, under oath, to the commission to enter any of such land in an amount not to exceed 160 acres for any one person.

      2.  The application shall:

      (a) Set forth that the person desiring to make such entry does so for the purpose of actual reclamation, cultivation and settlement in accordance with the Carey Act and the laws of this state relative thereto.

      (b) Set forth that the applicant has never received the benefit of the provisions of this chapter to an amount greater than 160 acres, including the number of acres specified in the application under consideration.

      (c) Be accompanied by a certified copy of a contract for a perpetual water right, made and entered into by the party making application with the person or persons, association, company or corporation authorized by the commission to furnish water for the reclamation of such lands.

      (d) If the applicant has at any previous time entered lands under the provisions of this section, state such fact together with the description, date of entry and location of such land.

      (e) Be accompanied by a payment [of 25 cents per acre,] established by the commission, which shall be a partial payment on the land if the application is allowed.

      3.  The commission shall file the application and papers relating thereto in its office, and, if allowed, shall issue a certificate of location to the applicant. All certificates, when issued, shall be recorded in a book to be kept for that purpose.

      4.  If the application is not allowed, the [25 cents per acre] payment accompanying the application shall be refunded to the applicant.

      5.  The balance unpaid on the price fixed by the commission for the land allowed an applicant [shall be] is due and payable in such installments and at such times as the commission [shall prescribe,] prescribes, but before a patent [shall issue] is issued the full price of [such] the land shall [have been] be paid by the settler.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 324.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      324.230  1.  Within 1 year after a water right is available for the irrigation of the land described in a certificate of location, the settler shall cultivate and reclaim not less than one-sixteenth part of the land filed on, and within 2 years thereafter, shall have actually irrigated and cultivated not less than one-eighth thereof.


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irrigation of the land described in a certificate of location, the settler shall cultivate and reclaim not less than one-sixteenth part of the land filed on, and within 2 years thereafter, shall have actually irrigated and cultivated not less than one-eighth thereof. Within 3 years thereafter, the settler shall appear before the state registrar of lands under the Carey Act, or the judge or clerk of any court of record within the state, or any agent designated by the commission, and make final proof of reclamation, settlement and occupation, in such form and according to such requirements as may be prescribed by the commission or the Department of the Interior. The officer taking this proof [shall be] is entitled to receive a [fee of $2,] minimum fee of $10, which [fee] shall be paid by the settler and shall be in addition to the price paid to the state for the land. When the state registrar of lands under the Carey Act takes final proof, all fees received by him shall be deposited in the Carey Act trust fund.

      2.  The state registrar of lands under the Carey Act and the agents appointed by the commission [are authorized to] may administer oaths required under this chapter.

      3.  All proofs so received shall be accompanied with the final payment for [such] the land, and upon approval by the commission the settler [shall be] is entitled to a patent.

      4.  If the land is not embraced in any patent theretofore issued to the state by the United States, the proofs shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Interior with the request that a patent to the lands be issued to the state. When the works designed for the irrigation of lands under the provisions of this chapter [shall be] are so far completed as actually to furnish in a substantial ditch or canal, or by artesian wells or reservoirs, water to reclaim any particular tract or tracts of such land, the State of Nevada may, by and in the discretion of the commission, make proof of such fact, and apply for a patent to such lands in the manner provided by 43 U.S.C. § 642.

      Sec. 10.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the Carey Act trust fund created pursuant to NRS 324.080, the sum of $5,000.

 

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CHAPTER 200, SB 145

Senate Bill No. 145–Committee on Transportation

CHAPTER 200

AN ACT relating to taxation; amending certain provisions of the special fuel tax laws, the motor carrier laws and the Interstate Highway User Fee Apportionment Act; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 366 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      “Special mobile equipment” means a vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property, and only incidentally operated or moved upon a highway.


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primarily for the transportation of persons or property, and only incidentally operated or moved upon a highway. The term includes scoopmobiles, forklifts, ditchdigging apparatus, well-boring apparatus and road construction and maintenance machinery, such as asphalt graders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck tractors, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth moving carryalls and scrapers, power shovels, draglines and self-propelled cranes and earth moving equipment. “Special mobile equipment” does not include house trailers, dump trucks, truck-mounted transit mixers, or other vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery has been attached.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 366.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.110  The department: [is:

      1.  Charged with the enforcement of] 1.  Shall enforce the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  [Authorized and empowered to prescribe,] May adopt and enforce [rules and] regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of this chapter.

      3.  May determine whether any particular vehicle not specified in section 1 of this act is special mobile equipment.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 366.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.140  1.  Every special fuel dealer, special fuel user and every person importing, manufacturing, refining, dealing in, transporting or storing special fuel in this state shall keep such records, receipts, [and] invoices and other pertinent papers with respect thereto as the department [may require.] requires.

      2.  [Such] These records, receipts, invoices and other pertinent papers shall be preserved intact for a period of [2 years.] 28 months.

      3.  The records, receipts, invoices and other pertinent papers shall be available at all times during [the] business hours [of the day] to the department or its duly authorized agents.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 366.230 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.230  Every user of special fuels, [as defined in this chapter,] except temporary special fuel licensees and any user exempt under this chapter, must, prior to the use of such fuel, apply to the department on a form prescribed by the department for a special fuel user’s license and a special fuel vehicle identification for each vehicle other than a piece of special mobile equipment propelled by fuel subject to tax under this chapter.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 366.240 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.240  1.  Upon receipt of the application and bond [as set forth in NRS 366.550] in proper form, the department shall issue to the applicant a special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s license and a special fuel vehicle identification [.] for each vehicle other than a piece of special mobile equipment.

      2.  The department may refuse to issue a special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s license or special fuel vehicle identification to any person:

      (a) Who formerly held a special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s identification which, prior to the time of filing the application, has been revoked for cause; [or]

 


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user’s identification which, prior to the time of filing the application, has been revoked for cause; [or]

      (b) Who [is] applies as a subterfuge for the real party in interest whose license or identification, prior to the time of filing the application, has been revoked for cause; [or]

      (c) Who neglects or refuses to furnish bond as required by the department; or

      (d) Upon other sufficient cause being shown.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 366.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.270  Whenever any person ceases to be a special fuel dealer or special fuel user within the state by reason of discontinuance, sale or transfer of [the] his business, [of such person, such special fuel dealer or special fuel user] he shall:

      1.  Notify the department in writing at the time the discontinuance, sale or transfer takes effect. Such notice shall give the date of discontinuance and, in the event of a sale, the date thereof and the name and address of the purchaser or transferee. [thereof.]

      2.  Surrender to the department the license certificate [theretofore issued to such special fuel dealer or special fuel user] issued to him by the department.

      3.  File a quarterly tax return and pay all taxes, interest and penalties pursuant to NRS 366.370 and 366.380, except that both the filing and payment shall be due on or before the [25th] last day of the month following the month of discontinuance, sale or transfer of the business.

      4.  Remove the special fuel vehicle identification from [the] any vehicle if the vehicle passes from his control.

      Sec. 7.  NRS 366.360 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.360  1.  The department shall cancel any license to act as a special fuel dealer or a special fuel user immediately upon the surrender thereof by the holder.

      2.  If a surety [shall have] has lodged with the department a written request to be released and discharged of liability, the department [immediately] shall immediately notify the special fuel dealer or special fuel user who furnished the bond, and unless the special fuel dealer or special fuel user [, on or before the expiration of a 30-day period, shall file] files a new bond as required by the department [, or make] within 30 days or makes a deposit in lieu thereof as provided in NRS 366.550, the department [forthwith shall] may cancel the special fuel dealer’s or special fuel user’s license.

      3.  If a special fuel dealer or special fuel user becomes delinquent in the payment of excise taxes as prescribed by this chapter to the extent that his liability exceeds the total amount of bond furnished by the special fuel dealer or the special fuel user, the department [shall] may cancel his license immediately.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 366.370 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.370  1.  The excise tax imposed by this chapter with respect to the use or sale of special fuel during any calendar quarter shall be due and payable on or before the [25th] last day of the [immediately succeeding calendar] first month following the quarterly period to which it relates.


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      2.  If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next [secular or] business day [shall be] is the final due date.

      3.  [Such payment] Payment shall be considered received on the date shown by the post office cancellation mark stamped upon an envelope containing [such] payment properly addressed to the department.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 366.380 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.380  1.  On or before the [25th] last day of January, April, July and October in each year, each special fuel dealer or special fuel user shall file with the department a quarterly tax return for the preceding quarter, regardless of the amount of excise tax due, on a form prescribed by the department, together with supporting schedules.

      2.  The return shall show such information as the department may reasonably require for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter.

      3.  The quarterly tax return shall be accompanied by a remittance, payable to the department, for the amount of excise tax due [thereunder, or a minimum remittance of] or $6, whichever is greater.

      [4.  All remittances received by the department shall be deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the motor vehicle fund pursuant to the provisions of NRS 366.700.]

      Sec. 10.  NRS 366.550 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      366.550  1.  When the department [may deem it necessary,] requires, or when specifically provided by this chapter, an applicant for a special fuel dealer’s license or an applicant for a special fuel user’s license, or a holder of a special fuel dealer’s license or a special fuel user’s license, [must] shall provide a bond duly executed by [the applicant or holder of a special fuel dealer’s license or holder of a special fuel user’s license] him as principal, and by a corporation qualified under the laws of this state as surety, payable to the State of Nevada, conditioned upon the faithful performance of all of the requirements of this chapter and upon the punctual payment of all excise taxes, penalties and interest due to the State of Nevada. The [total] amount of the bond shall be fixed by the department at one and one-third times the estimated amount of the quarterly tax, determined in such manner as the department [shall deem] deems proper, and may be increased or reduced [accordingly] by the department at any time subject to the limitations prescribed in this chapter, but the total amount of the bond shall not exceed $5,000. The amount so fixed shall be rounded off to the next larger integral multiple of $100.

      2.  No recovery on any bond, nor the execution of any new bond, nor the suspension or revocation of any special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s license [shall affect] affects the validity of any bond.

      3.  In lieu of a bond or bonds an applicant for a special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s license or the holder of a special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s license may deposit with the state treasurer, under such terms as the department may prescribe:

      (a) A like amount of lawful money of the United States or bonds of the United States or of the State of Nevada of an actual market value of not less than the amount fixed by the department; or


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      (b) A savings certificate of a bank, building and loan association or savings and loan association situated in Nevada, which shall indicate an account of an amount equal to the amount of the bond which would otherwise be required by this section and which shall indicate that [such] this amount is unavailable for withdrawal except upon order of the department. Interest earned on [such] this amount shall accrue to the account of the applicant for or holder of the special fuel dealer’s license or special fuel user’s license.

      Sec. 11.  Chapter 706 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 12 to 14, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 12.  1.  The mileage fee authorized by this chapter for mileage traveled during a calendar quarter is due on the last day of the month following the quarter to which it relates.

      2.  If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business day is the final due date.

      3.  Payment shall be considered received on the date shown by the post office cancellation mark stamped on an envelope containing payment properly addressed to the department.

      Sec. 13.  1.  On or before the last day of January, April, July and October of each year, each mileage fee licensee shall file a quarterly return for the preceding quarter with the department. The return shall be filed on a form prescribed by the department, together with supporting schedules, and shall be filed regardless of the amount of mileage fee due.

      2.  The return shall include the information reasonably required by the department for the administration and enforcement of this chapter.

      3.  Where a mileage fee is due, remittance shall accompany the return in the amount due, less any advance deposit.

      Sec. 14.  The provisions of NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive, do not apply to:

      1.  Vehicles which are exempt from special fuel tax requirements under NRS 366.221.

      2.  Vehicles having an unladened weight of 5,000 pounds or less, except that such vehicles are eligible for apportionment under the provisions of this chapter upon application by the operator.

      Sec. 15.  NRS 706.846 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      706.846  Upon the payment of all fees required under NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive, or upon being satisfied that such fee is secured and upon compliance with the laws of this state in order to register such vehicles, the department of motor vehicles shall register them, and shall issue plates, licenses, emblems, certificates or other devices for such vehicles in the same manner as otherwise provided by law, except that such vehicles shall not be so registered unless they are registered and have paid fees pursuant to law in some other state. [which has adopted the plan or with which this state has reciprocity.]

      Sec. 16.  NRS 706.856 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      706.856  1.  The owner or operator of a vehicle coming within the provisions of the Interstate Highway User Fee Apportionment Act may, in lieu of registering [such vehicle] it pursuant to the provisions of NRS 706.836 to 706.851, inclusive, apply for and obtain a 48-hour temporary registration upon payment of a fee of $2.50, which fee [shall be] is in lieu of all other fees and service charges due pursuant to the provisions of NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive.


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lieu of all other fees and service charges due pursuant to the provisions of NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive.

      2.  A 48-hour temporary registration authorizes operation over the highways of this state for a period of not more than 48 consecutive hours.

      3.  Any person exercising this option shall purchase the license at the first available vendor in the State of Nevada. [Owners or operators] The operator of a vehicle obtaining a 48-hour temporary registration from a vendor [shall be considered as having elected] elects this option for this vehicle by virtue of the purchase. Any 48-hour period of time for which a 48-hour temporary registration was not purchased shall be billed for [such] 48-hour temporary registration on an audit until the vehicle is licensed under NRS 706.836 to 706.851, inclusive.

      4.  Every person electing to pay fees on a 48-hour temporary registration basis shall keep a written record of every trip made into or through this state and each 48-hour temporary registration so purchased, which record shall be open to inspection by any agent or employee of the commission or the department. The commission and the department may require any [such] person to submit such periodic reports and supporting data as they may deem necessary with respect to trips made into or through this state.

      5.  Upon request, the department shall allow credit for the period for which [such licenses] temporary registrations were purchased [provided] if the applicant applies and prorates his vehicle registration within 60 days after the purchase of the first [such license] temporary registration within a licensing year.

      6.  As a condition for exercising the privilege of reciprocity under the provisions of NRS 482.390, the department may:

      (a) Require the operator of vehicles eligible for reciprocity to file annually an application listing the vehicles to be operated in this state;

      (b) Issue identification devices for vehicles so listed;

      (c) Collect an administrative fee of $2 per vehicle identified; and

      (d) Collect the 48-hour temporary registration fee from the owner or operator of vehicles not so identified.

      7.  The provisions of this section do not apply to interchange trailers if [such interchange trailers] they are entitled to operate without payment of additional fees according to the [rules and] regulations of the department.

      Sec. 17.  1.  This section and sections 1 to 10, inclusive, of this act shall become effective on July 1, 1977.

      2.  Sections 11 to 16, inclusive, of this act shall become effective on January 1, 1978.

 

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CHAPTER 201, SB 171

Senate Bill No. 171–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 201

AN ACT relating to geothermal resources; exempting exploration holes from the provisions of chapter 534 of NRS and the regulations of the state engineer; requiring the filing of certain data and providing for its confidentiality; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 534.180 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      534.180  1.  This chapter [shall] does not apply in the matter of obtaining permits for the developing and use of underground water from a well for domestic purposes where the draught does not exceed a daily maximum of 1,800 gallons, except as to the furnishing of any information required by the state engineer.

      2.  Exploration holes drilled only to collect geochemical, geological or geophysical data are not wells subject to the provisions of this chapter or the regulations of the state engineer, except as provided in chapter 534A of NRS.

      Sec. 2.  Chapter 534A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      Exploration and subsurface information obtained as a result of a geothermal project shall be filed with the state engineer within 30 days after it is accumulated. The information is confidential for a period of 5 years from the date of filing and shall not be disclosed during that time without the express written consent of the operator of the project.

 

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CHAPTER 202, SB 294

Senate Bill No. 294–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 202

AN ACT relating to the private investigator’s licensing board; increasing its licensing fees; making the excess balance of the private investigator’s contingent fund nonreversionary; making injunctive relief available to the board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 648 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  The board may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin any person who has engaged or is about to engage in any act which violates any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto.


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      2.  Such an injunction:

      (a) May be issued without proof of actual damage sustained by any person.

      (b) Does not preclude criminal prosecution and punishment of a violator.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 648.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      648.040  1.  All receipts under this chapter shall be reported at the beginning of each month for the month preceding to the state controller. The entire amount received shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the private investigator’s contingent fund.

      2.  The fund shall be used by the board for the administration of this chapter and to pay the expenses and salary of members and employees of the board.

      3.  Any balance [in excess of $2,500] remaining in [such] the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall [revert to the general fund.] be carried forward into the next fiscal year.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 648.120 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      648.120  1.  [No] A license under this chapter shall not be issued until the applicant pays to the board a license fee of [$75.] $100.

      2.  The license fee shall be paid annually and is due on July 1. [of each year, and shall be payable annually.] The board may provide that the fee be reduced ratably for portions of the license period.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 648.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      648.170  1.  Before imposing any disciplinary order, the board shall:

      (a) At least 10 days prior to the date set for hearing, notify the licensee or applicant in writing of any charges made.

      (b) Afford the accused an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel in reference thereto.

      2.  Written notice may be served by delivery of [the same] it personally to the accused or by mailing [the same] it by registered or certified mail to the place of business last theretofore specified by the accused as registered with the board.

      3.  The board may delegate the authority to conduct one or more disciplinary hearings to a hearing officer. If it does so, the hearing officer shall within 30 days after the date of a hearing submit findings of fact and proposed conclusions of law and recommendations to the board for its determination.

      4.  At the time and place fixed in the notice, the board or the hearing officer shall proceed to hear the charges.

      [4.]  5.  If the board is not sitting at the time and place fixed in the notice, or at the time and place to which hearing has been continued, the board [shall] may continue the hearing for a period not to exceed 30 days.

      Sec. 5.  Section 4 of this act shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1977.

 

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CHAPTER 203, SB 297

Senate Bill No. 297–Senators Raggio and Foote

CHAPTER 203

AN ACT relating to property tax; providing for the exemption from assessment of improvements to property owned by a handicapped person which are made to remove architectural barriers to the movement of the handicapped person; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 361 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  No increase may be made to the assessed valuation of a residence owned and occupied by a handicapped person for improvements made to the premises for the purpose of removing architectural barriers to the movement, safety and comfort of the handicapped person. A person who claims the benefit of this section shall file with the county assessor an affidavit setting forth the nature of the improvement, its cost and the date or dates of making it.

      2.  Improvements for the removal of architectural barriers include but are not limited to:

      (a) Permanent ramps leading to entrances to the premises and between levels of the residence.

      (b) Elevators installed in stairwells for the use of handicapped persons.

      (c) Handrails installed in and about the residence, indoors and outdoors.

      (d) Enlarged bathrooms and kitchens, and any special equipment installed in them for the benefit of the handicapped person.

      (e) Other devices installed for the comfort, convenience and safety of a handicapped person.

      Sec. 2.  Each assessor shall, upon receipt of an affidavit meeting the requirements of section 1 of this act, reduce the assessed valuation of a residence owned and occupied by a handicapped person by an amount equal to any increase which was made before July 1, 1977, in the valuation on account of an improvement made to the premises for the removal of an architectural barrier.

 

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CHAPTER 204, AB 497

Assembly Bill No. 497–Committee on Environment and Public Resources

CHAPTER 204

AN ACT designating Indian ricegrass as the official state grass.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 235 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      The grass known as Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) is hereby designated as the official state grass of the State of Nevada.

 

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CHAPTER 205, AB 469

Assembly Bill No. 469–Assemblymen Barengo, Bremner, Dreyer, Ross and Robinson

CHAPTER 205

AN ACT relating to gambling crimes; making possession of a cheating device with intent to defraud unlawful and providing a penalty; increasing the penalty for manufacture or sale of certain cheating devices; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 465.085 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      465.085  1.  It is unlawful to manufacture or sell [:] or to possess with intent to defraud:

      (a) Any cheating or thieving game or device;

      (b) Any game or games played with cards, dice or any mechanical device;

      (c) Any combination of such games or devices; or

      (d) Any bogus or counterfeit chip,

which may have in any manner been marked or tampered with to deceive the public.

      2.  Any [violation of] person who violates the provisions of this section [is a gross misdemeanor.] shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 387ê

 

CHAPTER 206, SB 312

Senate Bill No. 312–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 206

AN ACT relating to the Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission; extending the time for termination of the commission; providing for disposition of its money on deposit and accounts receivable; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 18, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 233E.130 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      233E.130  The commission shall submit an annual report to the governor not later than December 31 of each year and a final report on or before [June 30, 1977.] July 31, 1977. Each annual report shall include the specific plans for activities in the next calendar year and the estimated costs thereof.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 233E.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      233E.140  The commission shall be terminated [on June 30, 1977.] no later than July 31, 1977. All historical records of the commission shall then be transferred to the division of state, county and municipal archives in the office of the secretary of state.

      Sec. 3.  Upon termination of the Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, all of the commission’s money on deposit shall be transferred to the state general fund, and thereafter any accounts receivable of the commission shall be collected by the department of general services and deposited in the state treasury for credit to the state general fund.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 233E.010 to 233E.140, inclusive, are hereby repealed.

      Sec. 5.  This section and sections 1 to 3, inclusive, of this act shall become effective upon passage and approval. Section 4 of this act shall become effective on August 1, 1977.

 

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CHAPTER 207, AB 248

Assembly Bill No. 248–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 207

AN ACT relating to the settlement of intergovernmental payments; requiring the state controller and the board of county commissioners of certain counties to make an agreement for such transfers; requiring the state controller and the board of county commissioners to prepare a report for the legislative commission evaluating any savings realized by using such transfers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  1.  Notwithstanding any other law, the state controller and the board of county commissioners of any county having a population of 100,000 or more but less than 200,000, shall enter into and carry out an agreement which provides for the settlement of intergovernmental payments between the state and the county.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 388 (Chapter 207, AB 248)ê

 

out an agreement which provides for the settlement of intergovernmental payments between the state and the county.

      2.  Such an agreement may provide for:

      (a) Transfers by book credit;

      (b) Transfers by bank deposits; or

      (c) Transfers of estimated payments and periodic settlements.

      3.  The legislative auditor shall review and verify all such accounting procedures and transfers of the state, and the board of county commissioners shall designate an appropriate county official to review and verify all such accounting procedures and transfers of the county.

      4.  For the purposes of this section, population is determined by the last preceding national census of the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce.

      Sec. 2.  On or before October 1, 1978, the state controller and the board of county commissioners shall prepare and present to the legislative commission a report containing an evaluation of any savings effected by the method or methods of transfer used pursuant to section 1 of this act as compared to the method or methods required by other laws and including any recommendations for appropriate legislation. The report shall include a statement by the legislative auditor concerning the evaluation contained in the report.

      Sec. 3.  This act and any agreement entered into by a board of county commissioners and the state controller pursuant to section 1 of this act shall expire by limitation on June 30, 1979.

 

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CHAPTER 208, AB 128

Assembly Bill No. 128–Assemblyman Banner

CHAPTER 208

AN ACT relating to insurance coverage for the state and local governments; providing for property insurance; specifically permitting self-insurance; restricting the use of money in a self-insurance reserve or fund; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 41.038 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      41.038  1.  The state and any [political subdivision] local government may:

      (a) Insure itself against any liability arising under NRS 41.031.

      (b) Insure any of its officers or employees against tort liability resulting from an act or omission in the scope of his employment.

      (c) Insure against the expense of defending a claim against itself or any of its officers or employees whether or not liability exists on such claim.

      2.  Any school district may insure any peace officer, requested to attend any school function, against tort liability resulting from an act or omission in the scope of his employment while attending such function.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 389 (Chapter 208, AB 128)ê

 

attend any school function, against tort liability resulting from an act or omission in the scope of his employment while attending such function.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Insure” means to purchase a policy of insurance or establish a self-insurance reserve or fund, or any combination thereof.

      (b) “Local government” means every political subdivision and every other governmental entity in this state.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 287.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      287.010  The governing body of any county, school district, municipal corporation, political subdivision, public corporation or other public agency of the State of Nevada [shall have the power:] may:

      1.  [To adopt] Adopt and carry into effect a system of group life, accident or health insurance, or any combination thereof, for the benefit [of such] of their officers and employees, and the dependents of [such] officers and employees [, as shall or may] who elect to accept the [same] insurance and who, where necessary, have authorized the governing body to make deductions from their compensation for the payment of premiums on [such] the insurance.

      2.  [To purchase] Purchase group policies of life, accident or health insurance or any combination thereof, for the benefit of such officers and employees, and the dependents of such officers and employees, as shall have authorized the purchase, from insurance companies authorized to transact the business of such insurance in the State of Nevada, and, where necessary, to deduct from the compensation of [such] officers and employees the premiums upon [such] insurance and pay [such] the deductions upon the premiums.

      3.  [To defray] Provide group life, accident or health coverage through a self-insurance reserve fund and, where necessary, deduct contributions to the maintenance of the fund from the compensation of officers and employees and pay the deductions into the fund.

      4.  Defray part or all of the cost of maintenance of a self-insurance fund or of the premiums upon [such] insurance. The funds for [such] contributions shall be budgeted for in accordance with the laws governing [such] the county, school district, municipal corporation, political subdivision, public corporation or other public agency of the State of Nevada.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 288.200 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      288.200  1.  If by April 1, the parties have not reached agreement, either party, at any time up to May 1, may submit the dispute to an impartial factfinder for his findings and recommendations. These findings and recommendations are not binding on the parties except as provided in subsections 6 and 7.

      2.  If the parties are unable to agree on an impartial factfinder within 5 days, either party may request from the American Arbitration Association a list of seven potential factfinders. The parties shall select their factfinder from this list by alternately striking one name until the name of only one factfinder remains, who will be the factfinder to hear the dispute in question. The employee organization shall strike the first name.

      3.  The local government employer and employee organization each shall pay one-half of the cost of factfinding. However, each party shall pay its own costs of factfinding incurred in the preparation and presentation of its case in factfinding.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 390 (Chapter 208, AB 128)ê

 

pay its own costs of factfinding incurred in the preparation and presentation of its case in factfinding.

      4.  The factfinder shall report his findings and recommendations to the parties to the dispute within 30 days after the conclusion of the factfinding hearing. Such report shall be made no later than June 5, except as modified by the provisions of subsection 5.

      5.  In a regular legislative year, the factfinding hearing shall be stayed:

      (a) In cases involving school districts, up to 15 days after the adjournment of the legislature sine die if the governor has exercised his authority pursuant to subsection 7.

      (b) Up to 10 days after the adjournment of the legislature sine die in all other cases.

      6.  The parties to the dispute may agree, prior to the submission of the dispute to factfinding, to make the findings and recommendations on all or any specified issues final and binding on the parties.

      7.  If the parties do not mutually agree to make the findings and recommendations of the factfinder final and binding, the governor shall have the emergency power and authority, at the request of either party and prior to the submission of the dispute to factfinding, to order prior to May 1, that the findings and recommendations on all or any specified issues of a factfinder in a particular dispute will be final and binding. In a regular legislative year, in cases involving school districts, the governor may exercise his authority under this subsection within 10 days after the adjournment of the legislature sine die. The exercise of this authority by the governor shall be made on a case by case consideration and shall be made on the basis of his evaluation regarding the overall best interests of the state and all its citizens, the potential fiscal impact both within and outside the political subdivision, as well as any danger to the safety of the people of the state or a political subdivision.

      8.  [Any] Except as provided in subsection 9, any factfinder, whether acting in a recommendatory or binding capacity, shall base his recommendations or award on the following criteria:

      (a) A preliminary determination shall be made as to the financial ability of the local government employer based on all existing available revenues as established by the local government employer, and with due regard for the obligation of the local government employer to provide facilities and services guaranteeing the health, welfare and safety of the people residing within the political subdivision.

      (b) Once the factfinder has determined in accordance with paragraph (a) that there is a current financial ability to grant monetary benefits, he shall use normal criteria for interest disputes regarding the terms and provisions to be included in an agreement in assessing the reasonableness of the position of each party as to each issue in dispute.

The factfinder’s report shall contain the facts upon which he based his recommendations or award.

      9.  Any reasonable and adequate sum of money necessary to insure against the risk undertaken which is maintained in a self-insurance reserve or fund shall not be counted in determining the financial ability of a local government employer and shall not be used to pay any monetary benefits recommended or awarded by the factfinder.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 391 (Chapter 208, AB 128)ê

 

      Sec. 4.  Chapter 334 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      The state and any political subdivision or other governmental entity in this state may insure its property against the risk of damage or destruction, by purchase of a policy of insurance or by establishing a self-insurance reserve or fund, or a combination thereof.

 

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CHAPTER 209, SB 215

Senate Bill No. 215–Committee on Legislative Functions

CHAPTER 209

AN ACT relating to the state legislature; providing for the payment of travel expenses and subsistence allowances to the secretary of the senate; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 218.235 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.235  [1.  Until July 1, 1971, by adoption of a simple resolution the senate may authorize the payment to the secretary of the senate of a per diem expense allowance of $15 per day from the legislative fund while the legislature is in session, but the total amount paid shall not exceed the sum of $1,200 in any regular legislative session or the sum of $400 in any special legislative session.

      2.  On and after July 1, 1971, by adoption of a simple resolution the senate may authorize the payment to the secretary of the senate of a per diem expense allowance of $15 per day from the legislative fund while the legislature is in session.]

      When proper claims are filed with the director of the legislative counsel bureau from time to time and approved by him pursuant to law, there shall be paid to the secretary of the senate from the legislative fund the secretary’s expenses of initial travel from home to Carson City for a regular or special session of the legislature and return travel after adjournment sine die of the session, and a subsistence allowance shall be paid to the secretary for each day of such travel and each day of duty performed in connection with or during the session. The travel expenses and subsistence allowances shall be paid at the rates provided by law for public officers and employees.

      Sec. 2.  This act applies to the initial travel of the secretary of the senate to Carson City for the 59th session of the legislature and to all days of duty performed by the secretary in connection with and during such session before the effective date of this act as well as to travel and service performed after its effective date, but any payments which were made before its effective date to the secretary for travel or subsistence related to the 59th session shall be deducted from payments to be made pursuant to this act for such travel or subsistence.

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 392ê

 

CHAPTER 210, AB 2

Assembly Bill No. 2–Assemblyman Vergiels

CHAPTER 210

AN ACT relating to housing authorities; increasing compensation of commissioners of housing authorities; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 315.390 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      315.390  1.  A commissioner is entitled to necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the discharge of his duties.

      2.  An authority may provide by resolution that each commissioner is entitled to receive compensation of [$20] $40 for each meeting attended.

      3.  No commissioner may receive as compensation more than [$40] $120 in a calendar month.

 

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CHAPTER 211, AB 18

Assembly Bill No. 18–Assemblyman Barengo

CHAPTER 211

AN ACT relating to state publications; revising provisions relating to the number of copies of the statutes to be printed; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 218.510 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      218.510  1.  [Five hundred] A number of copies of the statutes of each legislature, not less than 500 and sufficient in the opinion of the director of the legislative counsel bureau to meet the requirements for free distribution and for sale, shall be printed and bound in buckram or law sheep.

      2.  The bound volumes shall contain:

      (a) The laws, resolutions and memorials passed and adopted at each legislative session, stating the number of the bill, resolution or memorial, and the name of the person who introduced it.

      (b) The statutory tables and index as prepared by the legislative counsel.

      3.  The bound volumes containing the statutes of legislative sessions held in odd-numbered years shall contain, in addition to the items required by subsection 2 of this section:

      (a) The Constitution of the United States.

      (b) The constitution of the State of Nevada.

      4.  Other than those specified in subsections 2 and 3, no other reports, documents or things whatever shall be bound with the Statutes of Nevada.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 393ê

 

CHAPTER 212, AB 20

Assembly Bill No. 20–Assemblyman Banner

CHAPTER 212

AN ACT relating to industrial insurance; requiring employers who provide accident benefits to notify the commission when an injured employee receives medical services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 616 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  Every employer who has elected to provide accident benefits for his injured employees shall prepare and submit a written report to the commission:

      (a) Within 6 days after any accident if an injured employee is examined or treated by a physician; and

      (b) If the injured employee receives additional medical services.

      2.  The commission shall review each report to determine whether the employer is furnishing the accident benefits required by this chapter.

      3.  The content and form of the written reports shall be prescribed by the commission.

 

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CHAPTER 213, AB 422

Assembly Bill No. 422–Assemblymen Jeffrey and Sena

CHAPTER 213

AN ACT relating to the motor vehicle fund; revising distribution of privilege taxes; revising percentages retained as commission to the state for collecting privilege taxes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 482.180 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      482.180  1.  There is hereby created in the state treasury a fund which shall be known as the motor vehicle fund. Money received by the department shall be deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the motor vehicle fund. Any check accepted by the department in payment of vehicle privilege tax or any other fee required to be collected under this chapter shall, if it is dishonored upon presentation for payment, be charged back against the motor vehicle fund or the county to which such payment was credited, in the proper proportion.

      2.  [Funds] Money for the administration of the provisions of this chapter shall be provided by direct legislative appropriation from the state highway fund, upon the presentation of budgets in the manner required by law. Out of such appropriation the department shall pay every item of expense.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 394 (Chapter 213, AB 422)ê

 

      3.  The department shall certify monthly to the state board of examiners the amount of privilege taxes collected for each county by the department and its agents during the preceding month, and such [moneys] money shall be distributed monthly as provided in subsection 4.

      4.  The distribution of the privilege tax within a county shall be made to local governments, as defined in NRS 354.474, in the same ratio as all property taxes were levied in the county in the previous fiscal year, but the State of Nevada is not entitled to share in any such distribution. The amount attributable to the debt service of each school district shall be included in the allocation made to each county government. For the purpose of this subsection, the taxes levied by each local government are the product of its certified valuation, determined pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 361.405, and its tax rate, established pursuant to NRS 361.455. Local governments, other than incorporated cities, shall receive no distribution if the distribution to such local government is less than [one-half of 1 percent of the total county allocation.] $100. Such undistributed [moneys] money shall accrue to the county general fund of the county in which such local government is located. The department shall make distributions directly to counties, county school districts and incorporated cities or towns. Distributions for other local governments within a county shall be paid to the counties for distribution to such other local governments.

      5.  Privilege taxes collected on vehicles subject to the provisions of chapter 706 of NRS and engaged in interstate or intercounty operation shall be distributed among the counties in the following percentages:

 

Carson City...............     1.07 percent            Lincoln.......................     3.12 percent

Churchill....................     5.21 percent            Lyon...........................     2.90 percent

Clark.......................... 22.54 percent            Mineral.......................     2.40 percent

Douglas......................     2.52 percent            Nye..............................     4.09 percent

Elko............................ 13.31 percent            Pershing......................     7.00 percent

Esmeralda.................     2.52 percent            Storey.........................       .19 percent

Eureka.......................     3.10 percent            Washoe...................... 12.24 percent

Humboldt..................     8.25 percent            White Pine..................     5.66 percent

Lander.......................     3.88 percent

 

Such distributions shall be allocated among local governments within the respective counties pursuant to the provisions of subsection 4.

      6.  As commission to the state for collecting the privilege taxes on vehicles subject to the provisions of this chapter and chapter 706 of NRS the department shall retain [1 percent from Carson City and counties acting as agents of the department and 6 percent from counties where the department has established branch offices.] 6 percent from counties having a population of 100,000 or more as determined by the last preceding national census of the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce, and 1 percent from counties having a population of less than 100,000 as determined by such last preceding national census.

      7.  When the foregoing requirements have been met, and when directed by the department, the state controller shall transfer monthly to the state highway fund any balance in the motor vehicle fund.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 395ê

 

CHAPTER 214, AB 503

Assembly Bill No. 503–Assemblyman Howard

CHAPTER 214

AN ACT relating to county property; permitting the leasing of certain real property for certain commercial or residential purposes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 244.283 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      244.283  1.  When the board of county commissioners determines that the lease of real property belonging to the county for industrial, commercial, residential or recreational purposes is necessary [, the board shall have the power to] or desirable, the board may lease such real property, whether acquired by purchase, dedication or otherwise. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to permit the lease of any real property in contravention of any condition in a gift or devise of real property to the county.

      2.  Before ordering the lease of any property the board shall, in open meeting by a majority vote of the members, adopt a resolution declaring its intention to lease the property. The resolution shall:

      (a) Describe the property proposed to be leased in such manner as to identify it.

      (b) Specify the minimum rental, and the terms upon which it will be leased.

      (c) Fix a time, not less than 3 weeks thereafter, for a public meeting of the board to be held at its regular place of meeting, at which sealed proposals to lease will be received and considered.

      3.  Notice of the adoption of the resolution and of the time and place of holding the meeting shall be given by:

      (a) Posting copies of the resolution in three public places in the county not less than 15 days before the date of the meeting; and

      (b) Publishing the resolution not less than once a week for 2 successive weeks before the meeting in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county, if any such newspaper is published therein.

      4.  At the time and place fixed in the resolution for the meeting of the board, all sealed proposals which have been received shall, in public session, be opened, examined and declared by the board. Of the proposals submitted which conform to all terms and conditions specified in the resolution of intention to lease and which are made by responsible bidders, the proposal which is the highest shall be finally accepted, unless a higher oral bid is accepted or the board rejects all bids.

      5.  Before accepting any written proposal, the board shall call for oral bids. If, upon the call for oral bidding, any responsible person offers to lease the property upon the terms and conditions specified in the resolution, for a rental exceeding by at least 5 percent the highest written proposal, then the highest oral bid which is made by a responsible person shall be finally accepted.

      6.  The final acceptance by the board may be made either at the same session or at any adjourned session of the same meeting held within the 10 days next following.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 396 (Chapter 214, AB 503)ê

 

session or at any adjourned session of the same meeting held within the 10 days next following.

      7.  The board may, either at the same session or at any adjourned session of the same meeting held within the 10 days next following, if it deems such action to be for the best public interest, reject any and all bids, either written or oral, and withdraw the property from lease.

      8.  Any resolution of acceptance of any bid made by the board shall authorize and direct the chairman to execute a lease and to deliver it upon performance and compliance by the lessee with all the terms or conditions of his contract which are to be performed concurrently therewith.

      9.  All moneys received from rentals of real property shall be deposited forthwith with the county treasurer to be credited to the county general fund.

 

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CHAPTER 215, AB 552

Assembly Bill No. 552–Assemblymen Mello and Howard

CHAPTER 215

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the health division of the department of human resources for the support of the tuberculosis control program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the health division of the department of human resources for the support of the tuberculosis control program the sum of $24,218 as an additional and supplemental appropriation to that allowed and made by section 32 of chapter 679, Statutes of Nevada 1975.

      Sec. 2.  After June 30, 1977, the unencumbered balance of the appropriation made in section 1 shall not be encumbered and shall revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 216, AB 551

Assembly Bill No. 551–Assemblymen Mello and Howard

CHAPTER 216

AN ACT making a supplemental appropriation to the office of the secretary of state to pay costs of entering information on new corporations in the data processing master file; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 19, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund to the office of secretary of state the sum of $7,400, as an additional and supplemental appropriation to that allowed and made by section 5 of chapter 679, Statutes of Nevada 1975, to pay the costs of entering information on new corporations in the data processing master file.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 397 (Chapter 216, AB 551)ê

 

supplemental appropriation to that allowed and made by section 5 of chapter 679, Statutes of Nevada 1975, to pay the costs of entering information on new corporations in the data processing master file.

      Sec. 2.  After June 30, 1977, the unencumbered balance of the appropriation made by section 1 shall not be encumbered and shall revert to the state general fund.

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 217, AB 404

Assembly Bill No. 404–Assemblyman Schofield

CHAPTER 217

AN ACT relating to community training centers for retarded persons; increasing minimum amounts of money allocable to each center; providing for allocation of certain other money to the centers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 435.290 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      435.290  1.  A center holding a certificate of qualification from the division is [eligible to receive] entitled to aid from the community training center fund in amounts not less than the amounts allocable under [subsections 2 and 3.] this section.

      2.  [Each] Except as provided in subsection 5, each center in the state is [eligible to receive that percentage of available funds as the ratio of the number of enrollees of each center bears to the total number of enrollees in all centers in the state, but not less than $300] entitled to not less than:

      (a) Four hundred dollars per enrollee per quarter [, except that each community center shall be given a minimum of $14,000] ; or

      (b) Sixteen thousand dollars per year [as long as] if the center maintains a minimum of five enrollees per quarter and [their] its staff and operating expenses are [in the amount of $14,000 or more] at least $16,000 each year, [.]

whichever is greater.

      3.  The division, in its discretion, may grant aid from the community training center fund to help in establishing new centers. This aid in the aggregate shall not exceed [one-half of the fund during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970, and shall not exceed] one-fourth of the [fund thereafter.] money available in the fund for the year in which it is given.

      4.  Except as provided in subsection 5, after providing for the allocations authorized in subsections 2 and 3, the division shall allocate any other money available in the fund to the qualified centers according to the number of programs offered by each center and the number of enrollees in each program. The division shall determine the relative weight to be given to these factors.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 398 (Chapter 217, AB 404)ê

 

      5.  The amount of money which a center is entitled to receive per enrollee per quarter or per year does not exceed the amount specified in the budget for the community training center fund as approved by the most recent session of the legislature.

 

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CHAPTER 218, AB 288

Assembly Bill No. 288–Assemblymen Horn, Hayes, Dreyer, Vergiels, Schofield, Wagner, Craddock, Bremner, Moody, Rhoads, May, Sena, Westall, Glover, Jeffrey, Hickey, Harmon, Mann, Chaney, Mello and Serpa

CHAPTER 218

AN ACT relating to public offenders; requiring public offenders to pay costs of medical treatment under certain conditions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 211.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      211.140  1.  The sheriff of each county has charge and control over all prisoners committed to his care in the respective county jails, and the chiefs of police and town marshals in the several cities and towns throughout this state have charge and control over all prisoners committed to their respective city and town jails.

      2.  The sheriffs, chiefs of police and town marshals, and each of them, shall see that the prisoners under their care are at all times kept at labor on the public works in their respective counties, cities and towns, at least 6 hours a day during 6 days of the week, when the weather permits when required by the board of county commissioners or metropolitan police commission, by the mayor and board of aldermen of their respective cities or by the board of trustees of their respective towns.

      3.  “Public works” as used in NRS 211.120 to 211.170, inclusive, means the construction, repair, or cleaning of any streets, road, sidewalks, public square, park, building, cutting away hills, grading, putting in sewers, or other work whatever, which is or may be authorized to be done by and for the use of any of the counties, cities or towns, and the expense of which is not to be borne exclusively by persons or property particularly benefited thereby.

      4.  The sheriff, chief of police or town marshal shall arrange for the administration of such medical care as may be required by prisoners committed to his custody. [The cost of the medical care is a charge upon the county, commission, city or town maintaining the jail. If the medical care is furnished by a county hospital, the cost of the care shall be paid forthwith into the county treasury for credit to the hospital fund.] The county, city or town, or the metropolitan police department where one exists, shall pay the cost of appropriate medical:

      (a) Treatment for injuries incurred by a prisoner during his arrest for commission of a public offense or while he is in custody;


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      (b) Treatment for any infectious, contagious or communicable disease which the prisoner contracts while he is in custody; and

      (c) Examinations required by law or by court order unless the order otherwise provides.

      5.  A prisoner shall pay the cost of medical treatment for:

      (a) Injuries incurred by the prisoner during his commission of a public offense;

      (b) Injuries or illnesses which existed before the prisoner was taken into custody; and

      (c) Except treatment provided pursuant to subsection 4, any other injury or illness incurred by the prisoner.

      6.  A health and care facility furnishing treatment pursuant to subsection 5 shall attempt to collect the cost of the treatment from the prisoner or his insurance carrier. If the facility is unable to collect the cost and certifies to the appropriate board of county commissioners that it is unable to collect the cost of the medical treatment, the board of county commissioners shall pay the cost of the medical treatment.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 176.189 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.189  1.  The court may order as a condition of probation or suspension of sentence, in appropriate circumstances, that the defendant make restitution to the person or persons named in the order, at the times and in the amounts specified in such order. Such an order may require payment for medical treatment of any person whom the defendant has injured.

      2.  Failure to comply with the terms of an order for restitution is a violation of a condition of probation or suspension of sentence unless the defendant’s failure has been caused by economic hardship resulting in his inability to pay the amount due. The defendant is entitled to a hearing to show the existence of such hardship.

 

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CHAPTER 219, AB 200

Assembly Bill No. 200–Assemblyman Jacobsen

CHAPTER 219

AN ACT relating to the legislative building and grounds; enlarging the area reserved to the control of the legislature; transferring the responsibility for maintenance; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 331.135 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      331.135  1.  [Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3, the legislature reserves the supervision and control of the entire legislative building, including its chambers, offices, committee and other rooms, and furnishings and equipment thereof, both during and between legislative sessions. The director of the legislative counsel bureau shall provide an individual office for each legislator whose position as an officer or committee chairman does not otherwise entitle him to occupy an assigned office.


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individual office for each legislator whose position as an officer or committee chairman does not otherwise entitle him to occupy an assigned office.

      2.  During periods when the legislature is not in session, the superintendent is responsible for the allocation of times and assignments for use to both governmental entities and the public of the auditorium on the first floor of the legislative building.

      3.  The superintendent may establish and charge such fees as may be reasonable for the use by the public of such auditorium.

      4.  The director of the legislative counsel bureau is authorized to assign the use of all space in the legislative building, except the auditorium on the first floor as provided in subsection 2, during the interim between sessions of the legislature.

      5.  At all times the maintenance of the legislative chambers and the legislative building shall be under the supervision and control of the superintendent and the chambers and building shall be kept clean, orderly and presentable as befitting public property and the dignity of the legislature.] The legislature reserves the supervision and control, both during and between legislative sessions, of:

      (a) The entire legislative building, including its chambers, offices, committee and other rooms, and its furnishings and equipment; and

      (b) The entire parcel of land bounded on the west by Carson Street, on the south by Fifth Street, on the east by Fall Street, and on the north by the sidewalk along the south fence of the capitol grounds.

      2.  The director of the legislative counsel bureau:

      (a) Shall provide an individual office for each legislator whose position as an officer or committee chairman does not otherwise entitle him to occupy an assigned office.

      (b) May assign the use of all space in the legislative building during the interim between sessions of the legislature, and establish and charge reasonable fees for any use by the public of the auditorium on the first floor.

      3.  The director of the legislative counsel bureau shall cause the legislative building, chambers and grounds to be kept in good repair, clean, orderly and presentable as befits public property and the dignity of the legislature. For this purpose he may, in addition to his general power to employ or contract for the services of personnel, contract with any private enterprise or governmental agency for the provision of appropriate services.

      Sec. 2.  The chief of the buildings and grounds division of the department of general services shall on July 1, 1977, deliver to the director of the legislative counsel bureau substantially the same quantity and quality of janitorial equipment as was used in the legislative building during the month of January 1977.

 

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CHAPTER 220, AB 217

Assembly Bill No. 217–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 220

AN ACT relating to corporations; increasing certain filing fees; adding certain filing requirements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 78.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      78.150  1.  [Every] Each corporation organized under the laws of this state shall, on or before July 1 of each year, file with the secretary of state a list of its officers and directors and a designation of its resident agent in this state, [the list of officers and directors and designation of resident agent to be] certified by the president, secretary or other officer of the corporation.

      2.  Upon filing the list of officers and directors and designation of resident agent, [every such] the corporation shall pay to the secretary of state a fee of [$10.] $20.

      3.  The secretary of state shall, 30 days prior to July 1 of each year, cause to be mailed to [all corporations] each corporation required to comply with the provisions of NRS 78.150 to 78.190, inclusive, [and which have not theretofore] which has not become delinquent, the blank forms to be filed with the secretary of state. Failure of any corporation to receive the forms will not excuse [such] the corporation from the penalty imposed by [the provisions of NRS 78.150 to 78.190, inclusive.] law.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 78.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      78.160  1.  [Every corporation hereafter] Each corporation organized under the laws of this state shall, within 60 days after the filing of its articles of incorporation with the secretary of state:

      (a) File a list of its officers and directors, a designation of its resident agent, and a certificate of acceptance signed by the resident agent. [so designated.] The address of the resident agent shall be the same as that of the principal office.

      (b) Pay to the secretary of state a fee [therefor of $10.] of $20.

      (c) File a copy of the designation of resident agent in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of the corporation in this state is located.

      2.  Annually [thereafter such] the corporation shall file a list of its officers and directors and pay the fee [set forth in NRS 78.150.] prescribed by law.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 78.170 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      78.170  1.  Any corporation required to make the filings and pay the fee provided in NRS 78.150 to 78.190, inclusive, which [shall refuse or neglect] refuses or neglects to do so within the time provided, shall be deemed in default.

      2.  For [such] default there shall be added to the amount of the fee a penalty of [$2.50.] $5, and unless [such filings be] the filings are made and [such] the fee and penalty [be] are paid on or before the 1st Monday in August following, the defaulting corporation shall, by reason of [such] its default, forfeit:

 


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 402 (Chapter 220, AB 217)ê

 

and [such] the fee and penalty [be] are paid on or before the 1st Monday in August following, the defaulting corporation shall, by reason of [such] its default, forfeit:

      (a) The amount of the tax and penalty [aforesaid] to the State of Nevada; and

      (b) Its right to transact any business within this state.

The fee and penalty shall be collected as [hereinafter] provided [.] in this chapter.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 78.180 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      78.180  1.  Subject to the provisions of subsections 3 and 4, the secretary of state is authorized:

      (a) To reinstate any corporation which has forfeited [or which shall forfeit] its right to transact business under the provisions of NRS 78.150 to 78.190, inclusive; and

      (b) To restore to [such] the corporation its right to carry on business in this state, and to exercise its corporate privileges and immunities, upon the filing with the secretary of state of an affidavit stating the reason for the revocation of its charter, and upon payment to the secretary of state of all filing fees, licenses, penalties, costs and expenses due and in arrears at the time of the revocation of its charter, and also all filing fees, licenses and penalties which have accrued since the revocation of its charter.

      2.  [In case such] When payment is made and the secretary of state reinstates the corporation to its former rights he shall:

      (a) Immediately issue and deliver to the corporation [so reinstated] a certificate of reinstatement authorizing it to transact business [in the same manner] as if the filing fee had been paid when due; and

      (b) Upon demand, issue to the corporation one or more certified copies of [such] the certificate of reinstatement, a copy of which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the principal place of business of [such] the corporation is located or in any other county in which it [may own, hold or lease] owns, holds or leases property or [transact] transacts business.

      3.  [In no case shall the] The secretary of state shall not order a reinstatement unless all [such] delinquent fees, penalties and costs have been paid, and [such] the revocation of the charter occurred only by reason of failure to pay [such] the fees, penalties and costs.

      4.  If a corporate charter has been revoked pursuant to the provisions of NRS 78.175 and has remained revoked for a period of 10 consecutive years, [such] the charter shall not be [subject to reinstatement.

      5.  At least 30 days before the right of a corporation to reinstatement is due to expire pursuant to the provisions of subsection 4, the secretary of state shall send notice of such fact to the last registered agent of such corporation or to the last president of the corporation. The notice shall state the conditions under which reinstatement may be granted prior to the expiration of the 10-year period.] reinstated.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 78.760 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      78.760  1.  The fee for filing articles of incorporation or agreements of consolidation providing for shares [shall be as] is provided in the following schedule:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 403 (Chapter 220, AB 217)ê

 

       Amount represented by the total number of shares provided for in the articles of incorporation or the agreement of consolidation:

$25,000 or less.............................................................................................. [$25] $50

Over $25,000 and not over $75,000............................................................. [40] 75

Over $75,000 and not over $200,000........................................................ [75] 115

Over $200,000 and not over $500,000................................................... [100] 175

Over $500,000 and not over $1,000,000................................................ [150] 250

Over $1,000,000:

For the first $1,000,000................................................................. [150] 250

For each additional $500,000 or fraction thereof....................... [75] 125

 

      2.  For the purposes of computing the filing fees according to the schedule in subsection 1, the amount represented by the total number of shares provided for in the articles of incorporation or the agreement of consolidation [shall be:] is:

      (a) The aggregate par value of the shares, if only shares with a par value are therein provided for;

      (b) The product of the number of shares multiplied by $10, regardless of any lesser amount prescribed as the value or consideration for which shares may be issued and disposed of, if only shares without par value are therein provided for; or

      (c) The aggregate par value of the shares with a par value plus the product of the number of shares without par value multiplied by $10, regardless of any lesser amount prescribed as the value or consideration for which the shares without par value may be issued and disposed of, if shares with and without par value are therein provided for.

      Sec. 6.  NRS 78.785 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      78.785  1.  The fee for filing a certificate of change of location of principal office or resident agent, or a new designation of resident agent following resignation, death or removal from the state of the resident agent previously designated, [shall be] is $5.

      2.  The fee for filing a designation of resident agent, other than as provided in NRS 78.160, [shall be] is $5.

      3.  The fee for certifying [to] articles of incorporation where a copy is provided [shall be] is $5.

      4.  The fee for certifying [to] a copy of amendment to articles of incorporation, or to a copy of the articles as amended where a copy is furnished, [shall be] is $5.

      5.  The fee for certifying [to] an authorized printed copy of the general corporation law as compiled by the secretary of state [shall be] is $5.

      6.  The fee for certifying [to] the reservation of a corporate name [shall be] is $2.

      7.  The fee for executing any certificate not provided for in NRS 78.760 to 78.785, inclusive, [shall be] is $5.

      8.  The fee for comparing any document or paper submitted for certification, with the record thereof, to ascertain whether any corrections are required to be made [therein] before certifying [thereto, shall be] , is 20 cents for each folio of 100 words of each document or paper [so] compared.


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      9.  The fee for furnishing a photostatic copy of any document, paper or record on file or of record in the office of the secretary of state [shall be] is $1 per photostatic page where [such] the page does not exceed 8 1/2 by 14 inches. For photostatic pages of larger size, the secretary of state may charge [such fee as he may determine] the fee which he determines to be reasonable.

      [10.  The fee for filing a list of officers and directors or trustees shall be as provided in NRS 78.150.]

      Sec. 7.  NRS 80.010 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      80.010  1.  Before commencing or doing any business in this state, every corporation organized under the laws of another state, territory, the District of Columbia, a dependency of the United States or a foreign country, which enters this state for the purpose of doing business therein, shall [:

      (a) File] file in the office of the secretary of state of Nevada: [a certified copy of its articles of incorporation, or of the statute or statutes, or legislative, or executive, or governmental acts, or other instrument or authority by which it was created;

      (b) File in the office of the secretary of state of Nevada certified copies of all papers, documents and instruments, amendatory thereof, supplemental thereto, or otherwise related to any of the instruments of creation designated in paragraph (a), which, pursuant to the laws of the place of creation of the corporation are required to be filed or recorded in the place of creation, and which have been filed or recorded therein since the creation of the corporation to the date of submission of the papers, documents and instruments to the office of the secretary of state of Nevada for the purpose of qualifying the corporation in this state.

      2.  In lieu of the papers, documents and instruments required to be filed pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1, a foreign corporation may file in the office of the secretary of state of Nevada certified copies of all papers, documents and instruments which have been filed in the place of incorporation of such corporation and pursuant to the laws thereof to restate, supersede, consolidate or replace the articles, charter or certificate of incorporation of such corporation, together with any papers, documents or instruments which supplement such restated, superseding, consolidating or replacing papers, documents or instruments.

      3.  Each such corporation shall submit with the certified papers, documents and instruments required by paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection 1 a second copy of all thereof, conformed in every respect to the certified papers, documents and instruments, for certification by the secretary of state of Nevada and for filing by the corporation in the office of the county clerk of the county where its principal place of business is located in this state. The county clerk may microfilm rather than file such copy.

      4.]  (a) A certificate of corporate existence issued by an authorized officer of the jurisdiction of its incorporation setting forth the filing of documents and instruments related to the articles of incorporation, or the governmental acts or other instrument or authority by which the corporation was created. If the certificate is in a language other than English, a translation, together with the oath of the translator and his attestation of its accuracy, shall be attached thereto.


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English, a translation, together with the oath of the translator and his attestation of its accuracy, shall be attached thereto.

      (b) A statement executed by an officer of the corporation, duly acknowledged before an officer authorized by the laws of this state to take acknowledgments of deeds; setting forth:

             (1) The name and address of its registered agent in this state, who shall be a natural person residing in, or another corporation with its principal office located in this state;

             (2) As of a date not earlier than 6 months prior to the filing date, the authorized capital stock of the corporation, the number of par value shares and their par value, and the number of no-par-value shares, as set forth in the articles of incorporation as last amended; and

             (3) A general description of the purposes of the corporation.

      2.  The secretary of state shall not file the [articles of incorporation of] documents required by subsection 1 for any foreign corporation whose name is the same as, or deceptively similar to, the name of any corporation formed or incorporated in this state or any other foreign corporation authorized to transact business within this state or a name reserved for the use of any proposed corporation, [under NRS 78.040,] unless the written acknowledged consent of such other corporation or person for whom such name is reserved to the adoption of such name is filed with the [articles.] documents.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 80.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      80.030  [1.  Any foreign corporation qualified to transact business in this state shall, upon the filing in the place of its creation of any paper, document or instrument amendatory of, supplemental to, or otherwise related to the instrument of its creation, and which pursuant to the laws of the place of its creation is to be filed or recorded therein, forthwith file with the secretary of state of Nevada a copy thereof, certified by the official with whom the same shall have been filed in the place of its creation, in the manner prescribed in NRS 80.010 and 80.020.

      2.  If any corporation shall fail to file any of the papers referred to in subsection 1 in the manner and at the time therein prescribed, and the secretary of state shall have knowledge that the same have not been thus filed in his office but are of record in the place where the corporation was created, he shall refuse to file any such papers thereafter submitted for filing until the corporation shall first cause to be filed in his office, and pay the filing fee applicable thereto, such papers as the corporation has failed previously to file as provided in subsection 1.]

      1.  Each foreign corporation admitted to do business in this state shall, within 30 days after the filing of any document amendatory or otherwise relating to the original articles in the place of its creation, file in the office of the secretary of state:

      (a) A certificate evidencing the filing, issued by the authorized officer of the place of its creation with whom the document was filed; and

      (b) A statement of an officer of the corporation, acknowledged before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, of the change reflected by the filing of the document, showing its relation to the name, authorized capital stock, or general purposes.

      2.  When a foreign corporation authorized to do business in this state becomes a constituent of a merger permitted by the laws of the state or country in which it is incorporated, it shall, within 30 days after the merger becomes effective, file a certificate, issued by the proper officer of the place of its creation, attesting to the occurrence of the event, in the office of the secretary of state.


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becomes a constituent of a merger permitted by the laws of the state or country in which it is incorporated, it shall, within 30 days after the merger becomes effective, file a certificate, issued by the proper officer of the place of its creation, attesting to the occurrence of the event, in the office of the secretary of state.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 80.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      80.040  If the papers required by NRS 80.010 [, 80.020] and 80.030 to be filed in this state are of record in a [foreign] language other than English in the place of creation of the corporation, the certified papers in [such foreign] that language shall be accompanied by a verified translation [thereof] into the English language.

      Sec. 10.  NRS 80.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      80.050  1.  Foreign corporations shall pay the same fees to the secretary of state as are required to be paid by corporations organized under the laws of this state, but [in no case shall the amount of fees to be paid exceed:] the amount of fees paid shall not exceed:

      (a) The sum of $25,000 for filing initial qualification documents; or

      (b) The sum of $25,000 for each subsequent filing of an amendment certificate increasing authorized capital stock.

      2.  If the corporate documents required to be filed set forth only the total number of shares of stock the corporation is authorized to issue without reference to value, the authorized shares shall be considered to be without par value and the filing fee shall be computed pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 78.760.

      3.  The fee for filing notice of withdrawal from the State of Nevada by foreign corporations [shall be] is $10.

      Sec. 11.  NRS 80.110 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      80.110  1.  [Every] Each foreign corporation doing business in this state shall, on or before July 1 of each year, file with the secretary of state a copy of any amendment to its articles of incorporation which changes the name of the corporation or increases its capitalization, a list of its officers and directors and a designation of its resident agent in this state, [the list of officers and designation of resident agent to be] certified by the president, secretary or other officer of the corporation.

      2.  Upon filing [such list of officers and directors and designation of resident agent, every such] the amendments, list and designation, the corporation shall pay to the secretary of state a fee of [$10.] $20.

      3.  The secretary of state shall, 30 days prior to July 1 of each year, cause to be mailed to all corporations required to comply with the provisions of NRS 80.110 to 80.180, inclusive, and which have not [theretofore] become delinquent, the blank forms to be filed with the secretary of state. Failure of any corporation to receive the forms will not excuse such corporation from the penalty imposed by the provisions of NRS 80.110 to 80.180, inclusive.

      Sec. 12.  NRS 80.130 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      80.130  1.  [Every] Each foreign corporation [hereafter] coming into this state shall, within 60 days after the filing of its articles of incorporation with the secretary of state:

      (a) File a list of its officers and directors and a designation of its resident agent, and a certificate of acceptance signed by the resident agent [so] designated.


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[so] designated. The address of the resident agent shall be the same as that of the principal office.

      (b) Pay to the secretary of state a fee therefor of [$10.] $20.

      2.  [Annually thereafter such] The corporation shall annually file a list of its officers and directors and designation of resident agent and pay the fee [set forth in NRS 80.110.] prescribed by law.

      Sec. 13.  NRS 80.150 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      80.150  1.  Any corporation required to make the filing and pay the fee provided in NRS 80.110 to 80.180, inclusive, which [shall refuse or neglect] refuses or neglects to do so within the time provided, shall be deemed in default.

      2.  For [such] default there shall be added to the amount of the fee a penalty of [$2.50,] $5, and unless [such filings be made and such] the filings are made and the fee and penalty [be] are paid on or before the 1st Monday in August following, the defaulting corporation shall, by reason of [such] its default, forfeit:

      (a) The amount of the tax and penalty [aforesaid] to the State of Nevada; and

      (b) Its right to transact any business within this state.

The fee and penalty shall be collected as [hereinafter] provided [.] in this chapter.

      Sec. 14.  NRS 80.020 is hereby repealed.

 

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CHAPTER 221, AB 550

Assembly Bill No. 550–Assemblymen Polish, Bremner, May, Howard, Goodman, Rhoads and Serpa

CHAPTER 221

AN ACT relating to motor vehicle traffic; increasing speed limit for school buses while transporting pupils; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 484.365 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      484.365  [1.  A bus identified as, and meeting the requirements for, a] A school bus shall not exceed a speed of [50] 55 miles per hour when transporting pupils to and from school [.] or any activity which is properly a part of a school program.

      [2.  A bus identified as, and meeting the requirements for, a school activity bus shall not exceed the maximum speed established by rules and regulations adopted by the department of motor vehicles for such buses.]

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 408ê

 

CHAPTER 222, AB 487

Assembly Bill No. 487–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 222

AN ACT relating to the enactment of county ordinances; deleting the requirement that proposed ordinances be read aloud in full to the board of county commissioners and requiring copies of proposed ordinances to be filed with the county clerk for public examination; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 244.100 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      244.100  1.  All proposed ordinances, when first proposed, shall be read [aloud in full] by title to the board, immediately after which at least one copy of the proposed ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk for public examination, and final action thereon shall be deferred until the next regular meeting of the board; but in cases of emergency, by unanimous consent of the whole board, final action may be taken immediately or at a special meeting called for that purpose.

      2.  All ordinances shall be:

      (a) Signed by the chairman of the board.

      (b) Attested by the county clerk.

      (c) Published by title only, together with the names of the county commissioner voting for or against their passage, in a newspaper published in and having a general circulation in the county, at least once a week for a period of 2 weeks before [the same shall go] it goes into effect. Publication by title shall also contain a statement to the effect that typewritten copies of the ordinance are available for inspection at the office of the county clerk by all interested persons.

      3.  Whenever a revision is made and the revised ordinances are published in book or pamphlet form by authority of the board of county commissioners, no further publication [shall be] is necessary.

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 223, SB 77

Senate Bill No. 77–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 223

AN ACT relating to criminal judgments and execution; repealing provisions for stay of execution of sentence pending application for clemency; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 176.375 to 176.405, inclusive, are hereby repealed.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 409ê

 

CHAPTER 224, AB 21

Assembly Bill No. 21–Assemblymen Robinson, Harmon, Banner, Barengo, Coulter and Wagner

CHAPTER 224

AN ACT relating to highways; requiring certain highway signs to contain measurements based on metric units; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 408.950 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      408.950  1.  As a part of every plan and of all specifications and contracts for the construction of highways, provisions shall be made for the erection of permanent guideposts and signboards at every point where another road crosses or diverges from such highways and at all places requiring warning to the traveling public as to the condition of the road, such as dangerous turns and steep grades. Such guideposts and signboards shall contain plain and accurate information as to the distances of towns and other points such as is usually contained on signboards for the information of the traveling public.

      2.  The department shall:

      (a) Cause to be put up, and to be kept up thereafter, on and along the highways, all such usual and necessary road markers and highway signs as have been adopted or shall hereafter, from time to time, be adopted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

      (b) Cause to be put up, and to be kept up thereafter, informative signs, distinctive in color and design, pointing out, calling attention to and descriptive of nearby points, location of and distance to water, and objects of natural, scenic, geographical, geological, paleographical and historical interest to the traveler within or passing through the state.

      3.  Every guidepost, signboard, road marker, highway sign, informative sign and descriptive sign put up by the department pursuant to this section shall contain measurements based on metric units if:

      (a) The Federal Highway Administration of the United States Department of Transportation issues specifications for utilizing measurements based on metric units; and

      (b) Money is made available for this purpose by the Federal Government.

      4.  Any person who [shall willfully tear down, dig up, or in any manner deface, destroy or carry away] willfully tears down, digs up, or in any manner defaces, destroys or carries away any such guideboards, road markers, highway signs or descriptive signs as provided in this section [shall be] is guilty of a public offense, as prescribed in NRS 193.155, proportionate to the value of the markers or signs destroyed, damaged, removed or defaced and in no event less than a misdemeanor; and the department [shall have] has a cause of action against such person in a court of competent jurisdiction for the amount expended for repairs and replacement of such signs and markers, together with the cost and expenses incurred in such action.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 410ê

 

CHAPTER 225, SB 142

Senate Bill No. 142–Senator Glaser

CHAPTER 225

AN ACT relating to executors and administrators; making either the surviving husband or wife eligible to be appointed by the district court in substitution for any deceased or incapacitated executor or administrator; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 141.070 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      141.070  If all the executors or administrators [shall] die or from any cause become incapable of executing the trust, or the [power and] authority of all of them [shall be] is revoked or annulled according to law, the district court shall direct letters of administration with the will annexed, or otherwise, to be issued to the [widow,] surviving husband or wife, next of kin or others, in the same manner as directed in relation to original letters of administration. The administrator so appointed shall give bond in like penalty, with like sureties and conditions as required of administrators, and shall have the [like power and] same authority.

 

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CHAPTER 226, SB 387

Senate Bill No. 387–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 226

AN ACT relating to courts and judicial officers; prescribing certain powers of the commission on judicial selection; providing for the compensation of its members; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 1 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 2.  The commission on judicial selection may adopt regulations for the operation of the commission and for maintaining the confidentiality of its proceedings and records.

      Sec. 3.  1.  Members of the commission on judicial selection and employees of the commission are entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses and subsistence allowances as provided by law.

      2.  Each member of the commission who is not a judicial officer is entitled to receive $40 for each day’s attendance at each meeting of the commission.

      Sec. 4.  All public officers and employees of the state, its agencies and political subdivisions and all officers of the court shall cooperate with the commission on judicial selection in any lawful investigation or proceeding of the commission and furnish information and reasonable assistance to the commission or its authorized representative.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 411 (Chapter 226, SB 387)ê

 

      Sec. 5.  The court administrator shall serve as secretary, prepare the budget and manage the fiscal affairs of the commission on judicial selection.

      Sec. 6.  Each member of the commission who is not a judicial officer is entitled to receive $40 for each day which he actually spent on the work of the commission between January 1, 1977, and the effective date of this act. Claims shall be submitted and paid as other claims against the state are paid.

      Sec. 7.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 227, SB 390

Senate Bill No. 390–Senator Dodge

CHAPTER 227

AN ACT relating to cities incorporated under general law; allowing the city council to prescribe the amount of bond required of the treasurer; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 20, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 266.420 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      266.420  1.  Every officer of any city, whether elected or appointed, shall, before he enters upon the duties of his office take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office.

      2.  Every officer of any city who is responsible for the handling of city funds shall execute a bond payable to the city in such penal sum as may, by resolution or ordinance, be directed, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, and the payment of all moneys received by such officer according to law and the ordinances of the city.

      [3.  The treasurer’s bond shall be fixed at a sum not less than the amount of the whole tax for the last preceding year.]

 

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CHAPTER 228, SB 380

Senate Bill No. 380–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities

CHAPTER 228

AN ACT relating to county government; permitting an increase in the fee for physical examination of food handlers.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 244.369 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      244.369  1.  Subject to the limitations contained in subsection 2, any board of county commissioners may by ordinance require that any food handler, as defined in NRS 446.030, submit to physical examination as a prerequisite to engaging in or continuing to engage in such occupation.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 412 (Chapter 228, SB 380)ê

 

handler, as defined in NRS 446.030, submit to physical examination as a prerequisite to engaging in or continuing to engage in such occupation.

      2.  Any ordinance enacted pursuant to the provisions of subsection 1 shall provide that no food handler is required to pay in excess of [$4] $5 for any or all required physical examinations in any 2-year period.

 

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CHAPTER 229, SB 397

Senate Bill No. 397–Senator Dodge

CHAPTER 229

AN ACT relating to cities incorporated under general law; deleting the requirement of an annual financial statement; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 266.495 is hereby repealed.

 

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CHAPTER 230, SB 20

Senate Bill No. 20–Senator Sheerin

CHAPTER 230

AN ACT relating to private corporations; permitting the members of a corporate board or committee to participate in a meeting through the use of conference telephones or similar devices; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 78.315 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      78.315  1.  Unless the certificate or articles of incorporation, or an amendment thereof, or the bylaws, [shall] provide for a lesser proportion, a majority of the board of directors of the corporation, at a meeting duly assembled, [shall be] is necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present [shall be] is the act of the board of directors or trustees.

      2.  Unless otherwise restricted by the articles of incorporation or bylaws, any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the board of directors or of any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting if a written consent thereto is signed by all the members of the board or of such committee. Such written consent shall be filed with the minutes of proceedings of the board or committee.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 413 (Chapter 230, SB 20)ê

 

      3.  Unless otherwise restricted by the articles of incorporation or bylaws, members of the board of directors or the governing body of any corporation, or of any committee designated by such board or body, may participate in a meeting of such board, body or committee by means of a conference telephone network or a similar communications method by which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other. Participation in a meeting pursuant to this subsection constitutes presence in person at such meeting. Each person participating in the meeting shall sign the minutes thereof. The minutes may be signed in counterparts.

 

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CHAPTER 231, SB 360

Senate Bill No. 360–Committee on Taxation

CHAPTER 231

AN ACT relating to state financial administration; requiring more frequent deposits of state money into the state treasury; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 353.250 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      353.250  1.  Every state officer, department or commission which receives or which may receive any [moneys] money of the State of Nevada or for its use and benefit shall [pay into the state treasury on the 1st Monday of each month all moneys] deposit with the state treasurer on Monday of each week, either at the state treasurer’s office or to the credit of the state treasurer’s bank account, all money received by such officer, department or commission during the previous [calendar month,] week, together with a complete itemized statement covering all financial transactions during the [month.] week, except that on any day when the money accumulated for deposit is $10,000 or more, a deposit shall be made on that day.

      2.  Every officer, department or commission making a deposit to the credit of the state treasurer’s bank account pursuant to subsection 1 shall notify the office of the state treasurer by telephone at the time of deposit.

      3.  Every officer, head of any department or commissioner [failing] who fails to comply with the provisions of this section [shall be] is guilty of a misdemeanor in office.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 414ê

 

CHAPTER 232, SB 131

Senate Bill No. 131–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 232

AN ACT relating to parole; providing for a reduction in the period of parole by the amount of credits for good behavior and other credits earned in prison; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 176.033 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.033  1.  Where a sentence of imprisonment is required or permitted by statute, the court shall sentence the defendant to imprisonment for a definite period of time within the maximum limit or the minimum and maximum limits [provided] prescribed by the applicable statute, taking due account of the gravity of the particular offense and of the character of the individual defendant.

      2.  [When a person is convicted of any felony and is punished by a sentence of imprisonment, he remains subject to the jurisdiction of the state board of parole commissioners from the time he is released on parole under the provisions of chapter 213 of NRS until the expiration of the term of imprisonment imposed by the court irrespective of any good time or other credits against such term.

      3.]  At any time after a [parolee] prisoner has been released on parole and has served one-half of the period of his parole, the state board of parole commissioners, upon the recommendation of the department of parole and probation, 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 [parolee’s] original sentence by reducing the term of imprisonment [, but in no event shall the term be made less than any minimum term] but shall not make the term less than the minimum limit prescribed by the applicable penal statute.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 213.1099 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      213.1099  1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, the board may release on parole a prisoner otherwise eligible for parole under NRS 213.107 to 213.160, inclusive, only if, from all the information known to the board, it appears to the board:

      (a) That there is a reasonable probability that such prisoner will live and remain at liberty without violating the laws; and

      (b) That such release is not incompatible with the welfare of society.

      2.  When a person is convicted of any felony and is punished by a sentence of imprisonment, he remains subject to the jurisdiction of the board from the time he is released on parole under the provisions of this chapter until the expiration of the term of imprisonment imposed by the court [irrespective of] less any good time or other credits earned against such term.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 415ê

 

CHAPTER 233, AB 120

Assembly Bill No. 120–Assemblymen Wagner, Kosinski, Murphy, Jeffrey, Coulter, Gomes, Barengo and Price

CHAPTER 233

AN ACT relating to health insurance contracts; providing for coverage of complications of pregnancy as part of maternity benefits; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 689A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  No health insurance policy may be delivered or issued for delivery in this state if it contains any exclusion, reduction or other limitation of coverage relating to complications of pregnancy, unless the provision applies generally to all benefits payable under the policy.

      2.  As used in this section, the term “complications of pregnancy” includes any condition which requires hospital confinement for medical treatment and:

      (a) If the pregnancy is not terminated, is caused by an injury or sickness not directly related to pregnancy or by acute nephritis, nephrosis, cardiac decompensation, missed abortion or similar medically diagnosed conditions; or

      (b) If the pregnancy is terminated, results in nonelective cesarean section, ectopic pregnancy or spontaneous termination.

      3.  A policy subject to the provisions of this chapter which is delivered or issued for delivery on or after July 1, 1977, has the legal effect of including the coverage required by this section, and any provision of the policy which is in conflict with this section is void.

      Sec. 2.  Chapter 689B of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  No group health or blanket health policy may be delivered or issued for delivery in this state if it contains any exclusion, reduction or other limitation of coverage relating to complications of pregnancy, unless the provision applies generally to all benefits payable under the policy.

      2.  As used in this section, the term “complications of pregnancy” includes any condition which requires hospital confinement for medical treatment and:

      (a) If the pregnancy is not terminated, is caused by an injury or sickness not directly related to the pregnancy or by acute nephritis, nephrosis, cardiac decompensation, missed abortion or similar medically diagnosed conditions; or

      (b) If the pregnancy is terminated, results in nonelective cesarean section, ectopic pregnancy or spontaneous termination.

      3.  A policy subject to the provisions of this chapter which is delivered or issued for delivery on or after July 1, 1977, has the legal effect of including the coverage required by this section, and any provision of the policy which is in conflict with this section is void.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 416 (Chapter 233, AB 120)ê

 

      Sec. 3.  Chapter 695B of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  No hospital, medical or dental service contract issued by a corporation under the provisions of this chapter may contain any exclusion, reduction or other limitation of coverage relating to complications of pregnancy, unless the provision applies generally to all benefits payable under the contract.

      2.  As used in this section, the term “complications of pregnancy” includes any condition which requires hospital confinement for medical treatment and:

      (a) If the pregnancy is not terminated, is caused by an injury or sickness not directly related to the pregnancy or by acute nephritis, nephrosis, cardiac decompensation, missed abortion or similar medically diagnosed conditions; or

      (b) If the pregnancy is terminated, results in nonelective cesarean section, ectopic pregnancy or spontaneous termination.

      3.  A contract subject to the provisions of this chapter which is issued or delivered on or after July 1, 1977, has the legal effect of including the coverage required by this section, and any provision of the contract which is in conflict with this section is void.

      Sec. 4.  Chapter 695C of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  No health maintenance organization may issue evidence of coverage under a health care plan to any enrollee in this state if it contains any exclusion, reduction or other limitation of coverage relating to complications of pregnancy unless the provision applies generally to all benefits payable under the policy.

      2.  As used in this section, the term “complications of pregnancy” includes any condition which requires hospital confinement for medical treatment and:

      (a) If the pregnancy is not terminated, is caused by an injury or sickness not directly related to the pregnancy or by acute nephritis, nephrosis, cardiac decompensation, missed abortion or similar medically diagnosed conditions; or

      (b) If the pregnancy is terminated, results in nonelective cesarean section, ectopic pregnancy or spontaneous termination.

      3.  Evidence of coverage under a health care plan subject to the provisions of this chapter which is issued on or after July 1, 1977, has the legal effect of including the coverage required by this section, and any provision which is in conflict with this section is void.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 417ê

 

CHAPTER 234, SB 264

Senate Bill No. 264–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 234

AN ACT relating to juries; providing an alternative method of selecting jurors in civil cases; requiring the examination of prospective jurors to be conducted under oath; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 16.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      16.030  [When the action is called for trial by jury the clerk shall prepare separate ballots containing the names of the jurors summoned who have appeared and not been excused, and deposit them in a box, the kind to be approved by the judge. He shall then, after thoroughly mixing the same, draw from the box eight names, and the persons whose names are so drawn shall then be examined as to their qualifications to serve as jurors, If the ballots become exhausted before the jury is complete, or if for any cause a juror or jurors be excused or discharged, a sufficient number of additional jurors shall be drawn from the jury box and summoned as provided by law. The jury shall consist of eight persons, unless the parties consent to a less number. The parties may consent to any number not less than four. Such consent shall be entered by the clerk in the minutes of the trial.]

      1.  In preparing for the selection of the jury, the clerk, under the direction of the judge, shall place in a box ballots containing the names of the persons summoned who have appeared and have not been excused. The clerk shall mix the ballots and draw from the box the number of names needed to complete the jury in accordance with the procedure provided either in subsection 2 or subsection 3, as the judge directs.

      2.  The judge may require that eight names be drawn, and the persons whose names are called shall be examined as to their qualifications to serve as jurors. If any persons are excused or discharged, or if the ballots are exhausted before the jury is selected, additional names shall be drawn from the jury box and those persons summoned and examined as provided by law until the jury is selected.

      3.  The judge may require that the clerk draw a number of names to form a panel of prospective jurors equal to the sum of the number of regular jurors and alternate jurors to be selected and the number of peremptory challenges to be exercised. The persons whose names are called shall be examined as to their qualifications to serve as jurors. If any persons on the panel are excused for cause, they shall be replaced by additional persons who shall also be examined as to their qualifications. When a sufficient number of prospective jurors has been qualified to complete the panel, each side shall exercise its peremptory challenges out of the hearing of the panel by alternately striking names from the list of persons on the panel. After the peremptory challenges have been exercised, the persons remaining on the panel who are needed to complete the jury shall, in the order in which their names were drawn, be regular jurors or alternate jurors.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 418 (Chapter 234, SB 264)ê

 

      4.  Before persons whose names have been drawn are examined as to their qualifications to serve as jurors, the judge or his clerk shall administer an oath or affirmation to them in substantially the following form:

 

       Do you, and each of you, (solemnly swear, or affirm under the pains and penalties of perjury) that you will well and truly answer all questions put to you touching upon your qualifications to serve as jurors in the case now pending before this court (so help you God)?

 

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CHAPTER 235, SB 82

Senate Bill No. 82–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 235

AN ACT relating to landlords and tenants; providing for summary eviction of defaulting tenants of commercial premises; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 40.253 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      40.253  1.  In addition to the remedy provided by paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 40.250 and by NRS 40.290 to 40.420, inclusive, when the tenant of [a] any dwelling, apartment [or] , mobile home or commercial premises with periodic rent reserved by the month or any shorter period, is in default in payment of such rent, the landlord or his agent, unless otherwise agreed in writing, may serve or have served a notice in writing, requiring in the alternative the payment of the rent or the surrender of the premises at or before noon of the fifth full day following the day of service. [Such] The notice shall advise the tenant of his right to contest [such notice] the matter by filing, within 5 days, an affidavit with the justice of the peace that he is not in default in the payment of such rent.

      2.  Upon noncompliance with [such] the notice:

      (a) The landlord or his agent may apply by affidavit to the justice of the peace of the township wherein the dwelling, apartment [or] , mobile home or commercial premises [is] are located. [Such] The justice of the peace may thereupon issue an order directing the sheriff or constable of the county to remove the tenant within 24 hours after receipt of the order. The affidavit provided for in this paragraph shall contain:

             (1) The date the tenancy commenced.

            (2) The amount of periodic rent reserved.

             (3) The amounts of any cleaning or rent deposits paid in advance, in excess of the first month’s rent, by the tenant.

             (4) The date the rental payments became delinquent.

             (5) The length of time the tenant has remained in possession without paying rent.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 419 (Chapter 235, SB 82)ê

 

             (6) The amount of rent claimed due and delinquent.

             (7) A statement that the written notice was served on the tenant in accordance with NRS 40.280.

             (8) A copy of the written notice served on the tenant.

      (b) The landlord or his agent may, in a peaceable manner, provide for the nonadmittance of the tenant to the premises by locking or otherwise.

      3.  No action may be taken under subsection 2 if, within 5 days after service of the notice, the tenant files an affidavit as provided in subsection 1. Further proceedings for the removal of the tenant [shall be] are governed by NRS 40.290 to 40.420, inclusive.

      4.  The justice of the peace shall hold a hearing, after service of notice of the hearing upon the parties, to determine the truthfulness and sufficiency of any affidavit or notice provided for in this section. Based upon [such] his determination, the justice of the peace may issue or refuse to issue a summary order of removal. A refusal to issue such an order precludes the landlord from providing for the nonadmittance of the tenant but does not preclude an action by the landlord pursuant to NRS 40.290 to 40.420, inclusive. The issuance of such an order does not preclude an action by the tenant for any damages to which he may be entitled.

 

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CHAPTER 236, SB 72

Senate Bill No. 72–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 236

AN ACT relating to court-appointed attorneys; eliminating certain functions of the supreme court with respect to the appointment, termination and compensation of such attorneys; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 7.125 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      7.125  1.  Except as limited by subsections 2 and 3, an attorney other than a public defender appointed by a magistrate or a district court to represent or defend a defendant at any stage of the criminal proceedings from the defendant’s initial appearance before the magistrate or the district court through the appeal, if any, including ancillary matters appropriate to the proceedings, or by a district court or the supreme court or a justice thereof to represent an indigent petitioner for a writ of habeas corpus or other post-conviction relief, which petitioner is imprisoned pursuant to a judgment of conviction of a gross misdemeanor or a felony, is entitled to receive a fee in accordance with the following schedule:

      (a) For consultation, research and other time reasonably spent on the matter to which the appointment is made, except court appearances, $20 per hour.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 420 (Chapter 236, SB 72)ê

 

      (b) For court appearances, $30 per hour.

      2.  The total fee for each attorney in any matter regardless of the number of offenses charged shall not exceed:

      (a) If the most serious crime is a felony punishable by death or by imprisonment for life with or without possibility of parole, $2,500;

      (b) If the most serious crime is a felony other than a felony included in paragraph (a) or is a gross misdemeanor, $1,000;

      (c) If the most serious crime is a misdemeanor, $300;

      (d) For a habeas corpus proceeding or petition for post-conviction relief, $300;

      (e) For an appeal of one or more misdemeanor convictions, $300; or

      (f) For an appeal of one or more gross misdemeanor or felony convictions, $1,000.

      3.  If the appointing court deems it appropriate because of unusual circumstances to grant a fee in excess of the applicable maximum set forth in [:

      (a) Paragraphs (a) to (e), inclusive, of] subsection 2, such excess payment may be made only if approved by the chief judge of the judicial district in which the attorney was appointed, or if there is no chief judge, by the district court judge who holds seniority in years of service in office.

      [(b) Paragraph (f) of subsection 2, such excess payment may be made only if approved by a justice of the Nevada supreme court.]

      4.  The magistrate, the district court or the supreme court may, in the interests of justice, substitute one appointed attorney for another at any stage of the proceedings.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 7.145 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      7.145  1.  Claims for compensation and expenses shall be made to:

      (a) The magistrate in cases in which the representation was rendered exclusively before him;

      (b) The district court in [cases in which the representation was rendered before that court or before a magistrate and that court; and

      (c) The supreme court on any appeal to that court.] all other cases.

      2.  Each claim shall be supported by a sworn statement specifying the time expended in court, the services rendered out of court and the time expended therein, the expenses incurred while the case was pending and the compensation and reimbursement applied for or received in the same case from any other source. Except as otherwise provided for the approval of payments in excess of the statutory limit, the magistrate or the court to which the claim is submitted shall fix and certify the compensation and expenses to be paid, and the amounts so certified shall be paid in accordance with NRS 7.155.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 7.165 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      7.165  If at any time after the appointment of an attorney or attorneys the magistrate [,] or the district court [, the supreme court or a justice of the supreme court] finds that money is available for payment from or on behalf of the defendant so that he is financially able to obtain private counsel or to make partial payment for such representation, the magistrate [,] or the district court [, the supreme court or a justice of the supreme court] may:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 421 (Chapter 236, SB 72)ê

 

      1.  Terminate the appointment of such attorney or attorneys; or

      2.  Direct that such money be paid to:

      (a) The appointed attorney or attorneys, in which event any compensation provided for in NRS 7.125 shall be reduced by the amount of the money so paid, and no such attorney may otherwise request or accept any payment or promise of payment for representing such defendant; or

      (b) The clerk of the district court for deposit in the county treasury, if all of the compensation and expenses in connection with the representation of such defendant were paid from the county treasury, and remittance to the office of state public defender, if such compensation and expenses were paid partly from moneys appropriated to the office of state public defender and the money received exceeds the amount of compensation and expenses paid from the county treasury.

      Sec. 4.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 237, SB 52

Senate Bill No. 52–Committee on Finance

CHAPTER 237

AN ACT relating to probation; providing for the department of parole and probation to pay for tests to determine probationers’ use of controlled substances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 21, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 176.187 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      176.187  1.  Upon the granting of probation to a person convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor, the court may, when the circumstances warrant, require as a condition of probation that the probationer submit to periodic tests to determine whether the probationer is using any controlled substance. Any such use or any failure or refusal to submit to a test is a ground for revocation of probation.

      2.  Any expense incurred as a result of any such test [is a charge against the state, to be paid from the reserve for statutory contingency fund.] shall be paid from appropriations to the department of parole and probation on claims as other claims against the state are paid.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 353.264 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      353.264  1.  The reserve for statutory contingency fund is hereby created as a trust fund.

      2.  The reserve for statutory contingency fund shall be administered by the state board of examiners, and the moneys in the fund shall be expended only for:

      (a) The payment of claims which are obligations of the state under NRS 41.037, [176.187,] 176.485, 179.310, 212.040, 212.050, 212.070, 214.040, 282.290, 282.315, 293.405, 353.120, 353.262 and 412.154; and


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 422 (Chapter 237, SB 52)ê

 

      (b) The payment of claims which are obligations of the state under NRS 7.125, 176.215, 177.345, 179.225, 213.153 and subsection 4 of NRS 361.055, but such claims shall be approved for the respective purposes listed in this paragraph only when the money otherwise appropriated for such purposes has been exhausted.

      Sec. 3.  Section 1 of this act shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1977. Section 2 of this act shall become effective at 12:02 a.m. on July 1, 1977.

 

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CHAPTER 238, AB 567

Assembly Bill No. 567–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 238

AN ACT relating to local government finances; providing criteria for short-term financing; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 22, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 354.618 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      354.618  1.  [In case of great necessity, the governing body of any local government, by unanimous vote, by resolution reciting the character of the necessity, may authorize short-term financing for the purpose of meeting such necessity.] If the public interest requires short-term financing, the governing body of any local government, by a resolution unanimously adopted, may authorize short-term financing. The resolution shall contain:

      (a) A finding by the governing body that the public interest requires the short-term financing; and

      (b) A statement of the facts upon which the finding is based.

      2.  Except as provided in subsection 3, before the adoption of any such resolution, the governing body shall publish notice of its intention to act thereon in a newspaper of general circulation for at least one publication. No vote may be taken upon such resolution until 10 days after the publication of the notice. The cost of publication of the notice required of an entity shall be a proper charge against its general fund.

      3.  In school districts having less than 100 pupils in average daily attendance the publication of the resolution may be made by posting conspicuously, in three different places in the school district, a notice containing in full the short-term financing resolution with the date upon which the board of trustees of the school district is to meet to act upon the resolution. Posting of the notice shall be made not less than 10 days previous to the date fixed in the resolution for action thereon.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 423ê

 

CHAPTER 239, AB 167

Assembly Bill No. 167–Committee on Government Affairs

CHAPTER 239

AN ACT relating to general improvement districts; exempting such districts from paying fees for services rendered by the county clerk of the county in which the district is located; requiring the county to maintain and repair dedicated streets or easements acquired by a district or to pay the district if it performs such work; requiring the filing of a subdivider’s tentative map with the board of trustees of a district in certain cases for review and comment; enlarging the right of a district to obtain assistance from county officers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 22, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 19.035 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      19.035  The county clerk of each county shall neither charge nor collect any fee for any service rendered by him to:

      1.  The State of Nevada;

      2.  The county of which he is county clerk;

      3.  Any city or town within such county; [or]

      4.  Any general improvement district which is located within such county; or

      5.  Any officer of the state, such county or any such city, [or] town or general improvement district in such officer’s official capacity.

      Sec. 2.  Chapter 244 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      1.  Except as provided in subsection 5, when streets or easements acquired by a district organized or reorganized pursuant to chapter 318 of NRS have been accepted for dedication by a board of county commissioners pursuant to NRS 278.380 and 278.390, the board of county commissioners shall:

      (a) Maintain and repair such streets or easements; or

      (b) Pay the board of trustees of such district for the maintenance and repair of such streets or easements.

      2.  If the board of county commissioners maintains and repairs the streets or easements, it shall do so in the same manner as other streets or easements are maintained or repaired by the county.

      3.  If the board of county commissioners pays a board of trustees for such maintenance and repair, the amount of money paid shall be that fraction of the total money allocated to the county pursuant to NRS 365.550 which equals the ratio of the total miles of such dedicated streets or easements to the total miles of all county streets and roads.

      4.  Any such money received by a board of trustees shall be used for maintenance and repair of such streets or easements or for the purchase of equipment for such work and shall not be used to defray the expenses of administration of the district.

      5.  If the repair of a street or easement is necessary because of an improvement undertaken by a board of trustees, the board of county commissioners is not required to repair or pay for the repair of that street or easement.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 424 (Chapter 239, AB 167)ê

 

      Sec. 3.  Chapter 278 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      Except where a board of county commissioners is the board of trustees of a district, when any subdivider proposes to subdivide land, any part of which is located within the boundaries of any general improvement district organized or reorganized pursuant to chapter 318 of NRS, the county planning commission or governing body shall file a copy of the subdivider’s tentative map with the board of trustees of the district. The board of trustees may within 30 days review and comment in writing upon the map to the planning commission or governing body. The planning commission or governing body shall take any such comments into consideration before approving the tentative map.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 318.098 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      318.098  1.  [Each county assessor, recorder, treasurer or other officer affected by the provisions of this chapter shall annually file with the board of trustees of each district so utilizing his services an itemized statement showing the additional expense to his office caused by the performance of the duties imposed upon him or his office under the provisions of this chapter.] The board of trustees of any district may request, in writing, assistance from any elected or appointed officer of the county in which the district is located.

      2.  The officer shall furnish the requested assistance, after an agreement has been reached concerning the amount of money which the board of trustees shall pay for the assistance. The cost shall not be more than the actual additional expense necessitated by the request.

      [2.  Such]  3.  The board shall, by a resolution spread upon its minutes, [authorize and] order payment made [to such officers in an] in the amount, in each case, [to be determined by agreement between each such] which was agreed upon by the board of trustees and [the board of county commissioners for each county affected.] the officer furnishing the assistance.

      Sec. 5.  This act shall become effective on July 1, 1978.

 

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CHAPTER 240, SB 211

Senate Bill No. 211–Senator Raggio

CHAPTER 240

AN ACT relating to workmen’s compensation; providing for informing the jury of any benefits awarded; providing for appropriate jury instructions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 22, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 616.560 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      616.560  1.  When an employee coming under the provisions of this chapter receives an injury for which compensation is payable under this chapter and which injury was caused under circumstances creating a legal liability in some person, other than the employer or a person in the same employ, to pay damages in respect thereof:

 


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 425 (Chapter 240, SB 211)ê

 

liability in some person, other than the employer or a person in the same employ, to pay damages in respect thereof:

      (a) The injured employee, or in case of death [,] his dependents, may take proceedings against that person to recover damages, but the amount of the compensation to which the injured employee or his dependents are entitled under this chapter, including any future compensation under this chapter, shall be reduced by the amount of the damages recovered, notwithstanding any act or omission of the employer or a person in the same employ which was direct or proximate cause of the employee’s injury.

      (b) If the injured employee, or in case of death [,] his dependents, [in such case] receive compensation under this chapter, the commission [, by whom the compensation was paid,] has a right of action against the person so liable to pay damages and is subrogated to the rights of the injured employee or of his dependents to recover therefor. In any action or proceedings taken by the commission under this section evidence of the amount of compensation, accident benefits and other expenditures which the commission has paid or become obligated to pay by reason of the injury or death of the employee is admissible. If in such action or proceedings the commission recovers more than the amounts it has paid or become obligated to pay as compensation, it shall pay the excess to the injured employee or his dependents.

      (c) The injured employee, or in case of death [,] his dependents, shall first notify the commission in writing of any action or proceedings, pursuant to this section, to be taken by the employee or his dependents.

      2.  In any case where the commission is subrogated to the rights of the injured employee or of his dependents as provided in subsection 1, the commission has a lien upon the total proceeds of any recovery from some person other than the employer, whether the proceeds of such recovery are by way of judgment, settlement or otherwise. The injured employee, or in the case of his death [,] his dependents, are not entitled to double recovery for the same injury, notwithstanding any act or omission of the employer or a person in the same employ which was a direct or proximate cause of the employee’s injury.

      3.  The lien provided for under subsection 2 includes the total compensation expenditure incurred by the commission for the injured employee and his dependents.

      4.  Within 15 days of the date of recovery by way of actual receipt of the proceeds of the judgment, settlement or otherwise, the injured employee or his representative shall notify the commission of such recovery and pay to the commission the amount due under this section together with an itemized statement showing the distribution of the total recovery.

      5.  In any trial of an action by the injured employee, or in the case of his death [,] by his dependents, against a person [,] other than the employer or a person in the same employ, the [court] jury shall receive proof of the amount of all payments made or to be made by the commission. [without revealing to the jury that such payments were made by the commission.] The court shall instruct the jury substantially as follows:


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 426 (Chapter 240, SB 211)ê

 

      (a) “Payment of workmen’s compensation benefits by the Nevada industrial commission is based upon the fact that a compensable industrial accident occurred, and does not depend upon blame or fault. If the plaintiff does not obtain a judgment in his favor in this case, he is not required to repay his employer or the Nevada industrial commission any amount paid to him or paid on his behalf by his employer or by the Nevada industrial commission”; and

      (b) “If you decide that the plaintiff is entitled to judgment against the defendant, you shall find his damages in accordance with the court’s instructions on damages and return your verdict in the plaintiff’s favor in the amount so found without deducting the amount of any compensation benefits paid to or for the plaintiff. The law provides a means by which the Nevada industrial commission will be repaid from your award.”

      Sec. 2.  This act shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 1977.

 

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CHAPTER 241, SB 201

Senate Bill No. 201–Committee on Judiciary

CHAPTER 241

AN ACT relating to water rights; eliminating a conflict between obsolete statutory provisions and the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure concerning the time for appeal; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 22, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 533.450 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      533.450  1.  Any person feeling himself aggrieved by any order or decision of the state engineer, acting in person or through his assistant or the water commissioner, affecting his interests, when such order or decision relates to the administration of determined rights or is made pursuant to NRS 533.270 to 533.445, inclusive, may have the same reviewed by a proceeding for that purpose, insofar as may be in the nature of an appeal, which shall be initiated in the proper court of the county in which the matters affected or a portion thereof are situated; but on stream systems where a decree of court has been entered, the action shall be initiated in the court that entered the decree. Such order or decision of the state engineer shall be and remain in full force and effect unless proceedings to review the same are commenced in the proper court within 30 days following the rendition of the order or decision in question and notice thereof is given to the state engineer as provided in subsection 3.

      2.  The proceedings in every case shall be heard [and tried] by the court, and shall be informal and summary, but full opportunity to be heard shall be had before judgment is pronounced.

      3.  No such proceedings [shall] may be entertained unless notice thereof, containing a statement of the substance of the order or decision complained of, and of the manner in which the same injuriously affects the petitioner’s interests, [shall have] has been served upon the state engineer, personally or by registered or certified mail, at his office at the state capital within 30 days following the rendition of the order or decision in question.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 427 (Chapter 241, SB 201)ê

 

the petitioner’s interests, [shall have] has been served upon the state engineer, personally or by registered or certified mail, at his office at the state capital within 30 days following the rendition of the order or decision in question. A similar notice shall also be served personally or by registered or certified mail upon the person or persons who may have been affected by such order or decision.

      4.  Where evidence has been filed with, or testimony taken before, that state engineer, a transcribed copy thereof, or of any specific part of the same, duly certified as a true and correct transcript in the manner provided by law, shall be received in evidence with the same effect as if the reporter were present and testified to the facts so certified. A copy of the transcript shall be furnished on demand, at actual cost, to any person affected by such order or decision, and to all other persons on payment of a reasonable amount therefor, to be fixed by the state engineer.

      5.  [No bond shall] A bond shall not be required except when a stay is desired, and the proceedings [herein] provided for [shall not be] in this section are not a stay unless, within 5 days following the service of notice thereof, a bond [shall be] is filed in an amount to be fixed by the court, with sureties satisfactory to such court, conditioned to perform the judgment rendered in such proceedings.

      6.  Costs shall be paid as in civil cases brought in the district court, except by the state engineer or the state.

      7.  The practice in civil cases [shall apply and be consistent with] applies to the informal and summary character of such proceedings, as provided in this section.

      8.  Appeals may be taken to the supreme court from the judgment of the district court in the same manner [and with the same effect] as in other civil cases. [, except that notice of appeal must be served and filed within 60 days from the entry of judgment.]

      9.  The decision of the state engineer shall be prima facie correct, and the burden of proof shall be upon the party attacking the same.

      10.  Whenever it [shall appear] appears to the state engineer that any litigation, whether now pending or hereafter brought, may adversely affect the rights of the public in water, he shall request the attorney general to appear and protect the interests of the state.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 533.455 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      533.455  1.  Whenever a decree determining and adjudicating the relative rights of the claimants to the use of water of a stream or stream system [shall have] has been [or may hereafter be] entered in the district court pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and the decree [shall have become] becomes final and the state engineer [shall have] has brought in that court any proceeding, either civil or of a criminal nature, concerning the administration of and for the enforcement of the provisions of the decree, and wherein the validity of the decree or any of its provisions [shall be] is drawn in question by adversary parties and the decision or judgment of the court is that the decree or a part thereof is invalid, [or void,] the state engineer shall be deemed a party in interest with the right to take an appeal from such decision or judgment to the supreme court.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 428 (Chapter 241, SB 201)ê

 

      2.  Such appeal may be taken in the same manner [and with the same effect] as appeals in civil cases. [, except that notice of appeal shall be served and filed not later than 60 days from the entry of the decision or judgment.]

      Sec. 3.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 242, AB 452

Assembly Bill No. 452–Committee on Ways and Means

CHAPTER 242

AN ACT relating to the Western Regional Higher Education Compact; establishing a student loan program; requiring state contributions for stipends to be repaid unless certain conditions are satisfied; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 23, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 397 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 2 to 4, inclusive, of this act.

      Sec. 2.  1.  There is hereby created in the state treasury a special fund which shall be designated as the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education student loan fund.

      2.  The fund shall be administered by the three commissioners from the State of Nevada, acting jointly, and the money in the fund shall be used solely to provide loans to Nevada residents who are certified to attend graduate or professional schools in accordance with the provisions of the Western Regional Higher Education Compact.

      3.  Loans from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education student loan fund shall be made upon the following terms:

      (a) All student loans shall bear interest at 5 percent per annum from the date when the student receives the loan.

      (b) Each student receiving a loan shall repay with interest following termination of his education or completion of his internship in accordance with the following schedule:

             (1) Within 5 years for loans which total less than $10,000.

             (2) Within 8 years for loans which total $10,000 or more but less than $20,000.

             (3) Within 10 years for loans which total $20,000 or more.

      (c) Before July 1, 1979, no student loan may exceed 25 percent of the student fees for any academic year. Thereafter, no student loan may exceed 50 percent of the student fees for any academic year.

      Sec. 3.  1.  Except as provided in subsection 2, each student entering the Western Regional Higher Education Compact program after the effective date of this act, shall repay all state contributions for Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education stipends which he receives unless he practices the profession which he was certified to study for a period of 3 years in Nevada within 5 years after the completion or termination of his education, internship or residency, whichever terminates later.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 429 (Chapter 242, AB 452)ê

 

3 years in Nevada within 5 years after the completion or termination of his education, internship or residency, whichever terminates later.

      2.  The three commissioners from the State of Nevada, acting jointly, may adopt regulations which:

      (a) Reduce the 3 year period of required practice for persons who practice their professions in rural areas of this state.

      (b) Extend the time for completing the required practice beyond 5 years for persons who are obligated to serve periods of service as repayment for scholarships.

      3.  Stipends shall be repaid within the same time period established for loan repayments in section 2 of this act. Stipends do not bear interest.

      Sec. 4.  1.  If the money available to the commissioners from this state is not sufficient to pay the state’s contribution for all the available contract places, students who are qualified to participate in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education program may qualify for the additional contract places by contributing an amount of money equal to the required state contribution.

      2.  The commissioners from this state shall offer the additional contract places to the most qualified students who are not selected for contract places until all of the available contract places are filled.

      Sec. 5.  NRS 397.050 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      397.050  1.  [Funds] Money to carry out the provisions of this chapter shall be provided by direct legislative appropriation from the state general fund [.] and may be provided by student contributions.

      2.  There is hereby created in the state treasury a special fund [which shall be known] designated as the Western Regional Higher Education Compact fund.

      3.  [Moneys] Money is such fund may be used by the commissioners appointed pursuant to NRS 397.030:

      (a) To pay dues to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

      (b) To provide contract places for Nevada residents in graduate or professional schools.

      (c) To meet necessary administrative expenses.

      4.  [Any moneys] Except for student contributions, any money remaining in such fund at the end of any fiscal year shall [continue as a part of such fund and shall not] revert to the state general fund. [in the state treasury.]

      Sec. 6.  There is hereby appropriated from the state general fund the sum of $1,250,000 to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education student loan fund created pursuant to section 2 of this act.

      Sec. 7.  Section 63 of chapter 679, Statutes of Nevada 1975, at page 1367, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

       Sec. 63.  1.  Unencumbered balances of the appropriations herein made for the fiscal years 1975-76 and 1976-77 shall not be committed for expenditure after June 30 of each fiscal year. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 of this section, unencumbered balances of these appropriations shall revert to the fund from which appropriated.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 430 (Chapter 242, AB 452)ê

 

       2.  Any unencumbered balance of the appropriations made to the legislative fund by section 18 [,] and the higher education student loan program by section 23 [and the western interstate commission for higher education by section 27] shall not revert to the general fund but shall constitute a balance carried forward.

 

      Sec. 8.  This act shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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CHAPTER 243, AB 87

Assembly Bill No. 87–Committee on Health and Welfare

CHAPTER 243

AN ACT relating to state welfare administration; providing for the formulation and approval of welfare policies and regulations; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 23, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  NRS 422.140 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      422.140  1.  The board [shall have only such] has only those powers and duties [as may be] authorized by law.

      2.  [The board is hereby invested with all policy-making duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities and jurisdiction under this chapter, but shall delegate the execution and enforcement of its decisions, policies, standards, rules and regulations to the administrator and the welfare division.

      3.]  The board: [shall:

      (a) Prescribe rules and](a) Shall adopt regulations for its own management and government.

      (b) [Formulate all] May formulate standards and policies and [establish all rules and] adopt regulations authorized by law for administration of the programs for which the welfare division is responsible. [No] Every such standard, policy, rule or regulation shall [become effective unless approved by the board.] be so formulated or conditioned that it does not require for its operation throughout a fiscal year the expenditure of any money beyond the amounts appropriated or authorized by the legislature for the fiscal year to which it applies.

      (c)[Advise] Shall advise and make recommendations to the director or the legislature relative to the public welfare policy of the state.

      3.  The administrator shall execute and enforce the decisions of the board.

      4.  The administrator may formulate standards and policies and propose regulations to administer welfare division programs. A regulation, standard or policy shall not become effective unless approved by the board.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 431 (Chapter 243, AB 87)ê

 

      Sec. 2.  NRS 422.270 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      422.270  1.  The department shall:

      (a) Administer all public welfare programs of this state, including:

             (1) State supplementary assistance provided in connection with the supplemental security income program;

             (2) Aid to dependent children;

             (3) Child welfare services;

             (4) Services to the aged, blind or disabled; and

             (5) Such other welfare activities and services as now are or hereafter may be authorized or provided for by the laws of this state.

      (b) Act as the single state agency of the State of Nevada and its political subdivisions in the administration of any federal funds granted to the state to aid in the furtherance of any services and activities as set forth in paragraph (a).

      (c) Cooperate with the Federal Government in adopting state plans, in all matters of mutual concern, including adoption of such methods of administration as may be found by the Federal Government to be necessary for the efficient operation of welfare programs, and in increasing the efficiency of welfare programs by prompt and judicious utilization of new federal grants which will assist the department to fulfill the terms of this chapter.

      2.  The department through the welfare division shall:

      (a) Make [rules and] regulations, subject to the approval of the board, for the administration of this chapter which shall be binding upon all recipients and local units.

      (b) Monitor, explore and research the changing nature and extent of welfare needs and develop through tests and demonstrations effective ways of meeting such needs, employing or contracting for such personnel and services as may be provided through legislative appropriations from the general fund or may become available through legislatively authorized or new funds from federal or other sources.

      (c) Make all investigations required by a court in adoption proceedings as provided by law.

      (d) Establish reasonable minimum standards and regulations for foster homes, and shall license the same as provided by law.

      (e) Provide services and care to children, shall receive any child for placement, and shall provide for their care directly or through agents.

      (f) Have the power to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states relative to public assistance, welfare services and institutional care.

      (g) Make such agreements with the Federal Government as may be necessary in the implementation of the supplemental security income program.

 

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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 432ê

 

CHAPTER 244, SB 127

Senate Bill No. 127–Committee on Commerce and Labor

CHAPTER 244

AN ACT relating to insurance; changing provisions of law relating to the Nevada insurance guaranty association; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 

[Approved April 23, 1977]

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

 

      Section 1.  Chapter 686A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      A person who is an insurer or an agent or employee of an insurer shall not place before the public by any means any advertisement, announcement or statement which uses the existence of the Nevada insurance guaranty association for the purpose of inducing the purchase of, or discouraging the termination of, any insurance covered by the association. This section does not apply to the Nevada insurance guaranty association.

      Sec. 2.  NRS 686A.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      686A.020  A person shall not engage in this state in any practice which is defined in [NRS 686A.030 to 686A.150, inclusive, or NRS 686A.310,] this chapter as, or determined pursuant to NRS 686A.170 to be, an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance.

      Sec. 3.  NRS 686A.160 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      686A.160  If the commissioner has cause to believe that any person has been engaged or is engaging, in this state, in any unfair method of competition or any unfair or deceptive act or practice prohibited by [NRS 686A.030 to 686A.150, inclusive, NRS 686A.190 to 686A.290, inclusive, or by NRS 686A.310,] this chapter, and that a proceeding by him in respect thereto would be in the interest of the public, he may issue and serve upon such person a statement of the charges [in that respect] and a notice of the hearing to be held thereon. [Such] The statement of charges and notice of hearing shall comply with the requirements of NRS 679B.320 and shall be served upon such person directly or by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested.

      Sec. 4.  NRS 686A.183 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      686A.183  1.  After the hearing provided for in NRS 686A.160, the commissioner shall issue his order on hearing pursuant to NRS 679B.360. If the commissioner determines that the person charged has engaged in an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice [,] in violation of this chapter, he shall order [such person] him to cease and desist from engaging in such method of competition, act or practice, and [if the method of competition, act or practice is a violation of NRS 686A.030 to 686A.150, inclusive, NRS 686A.190 to 686A.290, inclusive, or NRS 686A.310, the commissioner] may, in his discretion, order one of both of the following:

      (a) If the person knew or reasonably should have known that he was in violation of this chapter, payment of an administrative fine of not more than $1,000 for each act or violation, but not to exceed an aggregate penalty of $10,000, except that as to licensed agents, brokers, solicitors and adjusters, the administrative fine shall not exceed $500 for each act or violation.


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ê1977 Statutes of Nevada, Page 433 (Chapter 244, SB 127)ê

 

more than $1,000 for each act or violation, but not to exceed an aggregate penalty of $10,000, except that as to licensed agents, brokers, solicitors and adjusters, the administrative fine shall not exceed $500 for each act or violation.

      (b) Suspension or revocation of the person’s license if he knew or reasonably should have known that he was in violation of this chapter.

      2.  Until the expiration of the time allowed for taking an appeal, pursuant to NRS 679B.370, if no petition for review has been duly filed within such time, or, if a petition for review has been filed within such time, then until the official record in the proceeding has been filed with the court, the commissioner may, at any time, upon such notice and in such manner as he deems proper, modify or set aside, in whole or in part, any order issued by him under this section.

      3.  After the expiration of the time allowed for taking an appeal, if no petition for review has been [duly filed within such time,] filed, the commissioner may at any time, after notice and opportunity for hearing, reopen and alter, modify or set aside, in whole or in part, any order issued by him under this section whenever in his opinion conditions of fact or of law have so changed as to require such action or if the public interest so requires.

      Sec. 5.  Chapter 687A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto the provisions set forth as sections 6 and 7 of this act.

      Sec. 6.  To aid in the detection and prevention of insurer insolvencies:

      1.  The commissioner may:

      (a) Notify the insurance commissioners of the other states and territories of the United States and of the District of Columbia when he revokes or suspends a license, or when he makes any formal order that a company restrict its writing of insurance, obtain additional contributions to surplus, withdraw from the state or reinsure any part of its business or any other account for the security of policyholders or creditors.

      (b) Report to the board of directors any action set forth in paragraph (a) and the receipt of a report from another insurance commissioner indicating that the action has been taken elsewhere. The report shall contain all significant details of the action taken or the report received.

      (c) Report to the board of directors when he has reasonable cause to believe from any examination of any member insurer, whether completed or in process, that the member insurer may be insolvent or in a financial condition hazardous to the interests of policyholders or the public.

      (d) Furnish to the board of directors the early warning tests developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The board may use the information furnished to carry out its duties. The report and the information contained therein is not a public record and shall be kept confidential by the board of directors until it is made public by the commissioner or other lawful authority.

      2.  The commissioner may seek the advice and recommendations of the board of directors concerning any matter affecting his duties and responsibilities relating to the financial condition of member insurers and of insurers seeking admission to transact business in this state.


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      Sec. 7.  A subrogation claim asserted against a person insured by an insurer which has become insolvent which, if it were not a claim by or for the benefit of a reinsurer, insurer, insurance pool or underwriting association, would be a covered claim, may be filed directly with the receiver of the insolvent insurer. These claims shall not be asserted in any action against the insured of the insolvent insurer.

      Sec. 8.  NRS 687A.020 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      687A.020  This chapter [shall apply] applies to all [kinds of] direct insurance, except annuity contracts and life, health, title, surety, accounts receivable, deposit, mortgage guaranty and ocean marine insurance.

      Sec. 9.  NRS 687A.030 is hereby amended to read as follows:

      687A.030  As used in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Association” means the Nevada insurance guaranty association created pursuant to NRS 687A.040.

      2.  “Commissioner” means the commissioner of insurance.

      3.  “Covered claim”: [means]

      (a) Means an unpaid claim or judgment excluding unearned premium claims, which arises out of and is within the coverage of an insurance policy to which this chapter applies issued by an insurer, if such insurer becomes an insolvent insurer after May 5, 1971, and one of the following conditions exists:

      [(a)](1) The claimant or insured is a resident of this state at the time of the insured event.

      [(b)](2) The property from which the claim arises is permanently located in this state.

      [(c) Such term does](b) Does not include: [any]

             (1) Any amount due any reinsurer, insurer, insurance pool or underwriting association, as subrogation recoveries or otherwise; [and

      (d) There is a supplementary payment obligation, including but not limited to adjustment fees and expenses, attorney fees and expenses, court costs, interest and bond premiums, prior to the appointment of a liquidator, except that to the extent that such obligation is a valid claim against an insured it is a covered claim.]

             (2) That part of a loss which would not be payable because of a deductible provision in the policy;

             (3) Any claim filed with the association after the final date set by the court for the filing of claims against the liquidator or receiver of the insolvent insurer; and

             (4) Any supplementary payment obligation for adjustment or attorneys’ fees and expenses, court costs or interest and bond premiums incurred by the insolvent insurer prior to the appointment of a liquidator unless the expenses would also be a valid claim against the insured.

      4.  “Insolvent insurer” means an insurer [authorized] which has been issued a certificate of authority by the commissioner to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, [which is determined to be insolvent] against which a final order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction [.] in the insurer’s state of domicile or in Nevada.


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      5.  “Member insurer” means any person, except a fraternal or nonprofit service corporation who:

      (a) Writes any kind of insurance to which this chapter applies, including the exchange of reciprocal or i