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FILE NUMBER 33, ACR 17

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 33

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating March 27, 2001, as Nevada Diabetes Awareness Day.

 

    Whereas, Diabetes is a serious and debilitating disease that poses a major health problem to the residents of the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with almost 16 million people having been diagnosed with the disease; and

    Whereas, While 2,200 people are diagnosed with diabetes each day in the United States, many go undiagnosed because of lack of education and information regarding this disease; and

    Whereas, In addition to the high mortality rate, diabetes has such life-threatening complications as blindness, kidney disease, nerve disease which may lead to lower limb amputations, heart disease and stroke; and

    Whereas, Many people are unaware that there is an increased risk factor because of age, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle and that risk may be averted through known preventive measures; and

    Whereas, Diabetes is one of the most costly health problems in the United States, running $98 billion annually for lost productivity and costs directly related to the disease; and

    Whereas, It is estimated that the population of this state will double in the next 20 years, causing a great economic burden on the state and its residents, in addition to the human suffering, if this disease goes unchecked; and

    Whereas, The cooperative efforts in the production of the “Nevada Diabetes Resource Directory” and the “Guidelines for Children with Diabetes in School” and statewide distribution of “Diabetes Patient Management and Physician Clinical Practice Cards” will have a great impact in reducing the incidence of diabetes by promoting community awareness; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That March 27, 2001, is hereby designated as Nevada Diabetes Awareness Day; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby commends the Nevada Diabetes Council and the Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults for their efforts to reduce the effects of diabetes on the residents of this state by supplying them with resources and information; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Carolyn Leontos, Chairperson of the Nevada Diabetes Council, and to Mylan Hawkins, Executive Director of the Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults.

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FILE NUMBER 34, ACR 18

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 34

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblywoman Jan Evans.

 

    Whereas, On April 24, 2000, flags throughout the State of Nevada were lowered to half-mast in honor of the passing of one of this state’s most beloved and accomplished legislators, Jan Evans; and

    Whereas, If ever there was a time when a person’s passing initiated a celebration of life, in addition to creating a cause to mourn an irreplaceable loss, the passing of Jan Evans was such a time; and

    Whereas, Although few were aware of it, after her birth in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan grew up in foster homes, where her closest family and best friends were the animals in the barn, a circumstance that in no way embittered her, but rather caused her to work passionately on issues such as child abuse, domestic violence, education and juvenile justice to protect the rights of children; and

    Whereas, After putting herself through the University of Northern Colorado, Jan taught in the Denver public schools until she moved to Reno in 1969, where she extended her education by earning a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Nevada, Reno; and

    Whereas, After moving to Reno, Jan performed volunteer work in the community, and even before she began her career as a public servant upon being elected in 1986 to represent the residents of Sparks District 30 in the Assembly, she influenced the legislative process in the State of Nevada by spending time as a volunteer lobbyist; and

    Whereas, During her tenure as an Assemblywoman, Jan distinguished herself by attaining the distinction of highest-ranking woman in the Assembly while serving as a member of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Interim Finance Committee each session, as Vice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means for three sessions, as Committee Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and Assistant Majority Floor Leader during the 1991 session, as Cospeaker pro Tempore during the 1995 session and as Speaker pro Tempore during the 1997 and 1999 sessions; and


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Tempore during the 1995 session and as Speaker pro Tempore during the 1997 and 1999 sessions; and

    Whereas, As the primary sponsor of many important pieces of legislation that will touch lives far into the future, Jan Evans built a legacy which can never die as she worked diligently to secure the passage of bills to increase money for victims of domestic violence, for protective services for children, for libraries, for treatment of AIDS and for programs for adult literacy; and

    Whereas, Jan also sponsored bills to help equip pupils with the necessary skills for transition from school to work, to upgrade services relating to substance abuse and mental health, to accomplish long-term financial analysis and planning for our state, and to facilitate the use of money from federal tobacco settlements; and

    Whereas, Jan will be especially remembered and admired for her courage and diligence in working for issues relating to women and children because, as one of her legislative colleagues recalled, “She cared about those issues at a time when they were not popular” and “to take on things like domestic violence was very unpopular, but she was very brave”; and

    Whereas, Colleagues also remember Jan as one who was always prepared and had her facts at hand, and they fondly recall the image of her slowly lowering her head and looking over her colorful glasses to “scold” anyone who came unprepared for a meeting of her committee; and

    Whereas, In the political arena where the ability to unite those with diverse opinions looms awesome, this great lady was recognized as a builder of bridges toward consensus and as a “power-sharer” who often did most of the work on a project but was the first to offer thanks to everyone who helped; and

    Whereas, Throughout the seven terms Jan served in the Assembly, her dedication to the residents of the State of Nevada never waned, even during her struggle with cancer, as evidenced by the calls she made from her hospital bed after surgery to determine the progress of legislation that was important to her; and

    Whereas, Proving herself to be a powerful force not only as a legislator, Jan revealed her strength of character and devotion to others through the massive amount of time she spent helping such organizations as the Advisory Council of the Committee to Aid Abused Women, Nevada Women’s Fund, Women’s Health Initiative, KNPB TV, Sparks Heritage Foundation and Sparks Community Chamber of Commerce, in addition to her role as the Director of Development for the University of Nevada School of Medicine; and

    Whereas, The receipt of such awards as the Thornton Peace Prize from the University of Nevada, Reno, the Women Helping Women Award from the Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows, the Hannah Humanitarian Award from the Committee to Aid Abused Women, the National Merit Award from the State Democratic Leaders Association, the Governor’s Mental Health Leadership Award, the Toll Fellowship from the Council of State Governments, the Mike O’Callaghan Humanitarian Award from the Truckee Meadows Human Services Association, the People’s Guardian Award, the Women’s Role Model Award and posthumous induction into the Hall of Fame of the Nevada Women’s Fund cannot express the gratitude she deserves; and


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    Whereas, In spite of her long hours of serious work, Jan also had a lighter side, as evidenced by the recollection of her close friend Sue Wagner, former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, when she smiled about times she and Jan, as two of the few Cleveland Indian fans in this area, would pretend they were announcers and broadcast games to each other over the telephone; and

    Whereas, Jan Evans, said the Reverend John Ruby, who conducted her funeral service, “lived not only with passion for issues, but compassion for people”; and

    Whereas, Perhaps Dr. Robert Daugherty, Dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine best summed up our feelings when he eulogized, “What do you say when an angel goes to heaven? Nevada has lost part of its soul and those of us left can only hope to show each other the respect and provide the help that Jan provided every day. In the office or in the Legislature, she was always looking after someone other than herself. Her behind-the-scenes work on behalf of all of us is indestructible, and the results will live for a long time.”; and

    Whereas, Jan’s presence will be sorely missed, both in the Legislature and in all the places she touched, because as everyone who knew her acknowledges, Jan was a completely selfless champion of those who were unable to fight for themselves; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st legislative session offer their sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Jan Evans, a woman who endeared herself to everyone she knew, especially to those of us with whom she served; and be it further

    Resolved, That the name Jan Evans has become, and will always remain, synonymous with compassion, courage and integrity, and the person Jan Evans will always be alive in our hearts and minds; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jan’s son, Robert Evans, and her daughter, Tracey Heath.

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FILE NUMBER 35, SCR 25

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 35

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Congratulating Dr. John H. Seinfeld for being selected as the recipient of the 2001 Nevada Medal presented by the Desert Research Institute and sponsored by the shareholders of Nevada Bell.

 

    Whereas, The Nevada Medal is an honor presented by the Desert Research Institute of the University and Community College System of Nevada in recognition of outstanding scientific, engineering and technical achievements; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Medal is sponsored by the shareholders of Nevada Bell, a brand of SBC Communications, Inc., and a provider of a variety of telecommunication services to northern Nevada; and

    Whereas, Dr. John H. Seinfeld, Louis E. Nohl Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, has been named as the recipient of the 2001 Nevada Medal; and

    Whereas, Dr. Seinfeld has contributed more to our understanding of urban and regional air pollution than any other person, and he has been credited with being the primary researcher to have made the study of air pollution a science; and

    Whereas, After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester University in 1964 and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1967, both in chemical engineering, Dr. Seinfeld joined the faculty of the California Institute of Technology; and

    Whereas, During his years at the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Seinfeld was appointed Executive Officer for Chemical Engineering in 1973, became the Louis E. Nohl Professor in 1980 and is a former Chairman of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science; and

    Whereas, Dr. Seinfeld’s early work led to his 1972 landmark papers on mathematical models for air pollution, the descendants of which are now the fundamental tools used in cities nationwide to describe and forecast potential air pollution threats and to design strategies to preserve air quality; and

    Whereas, Dr. Seinfeld has been a leading figure in scientific advances in understanding the formation, growth and chemistry of aerosols, and he is one of the first scientists to describe the chemical processes leading to urban ozone; and

    Whereas, In 1982, at the age of 39, Dr. Seinfeld was the youngest person ever elected to the National Academy of Engineering for outstanding contributions to understanding the atmospheric behavior of pollutants and to the development of estimation techniques for dynamic systems; and


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contributions to understanding the atmospheric behavior of pollutants and to the development of estimation techniques for dynamic systems; and

    Whereas, Dr. Seinfeld is a fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and has published more than 300 papers and 4 critically acclaimed books, including the textbook Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Pollution to Climate Change, which is considered the basic worldwide textbook on air pollution; and

    Whereas, Dr. Seinfeld has received numerous national and international awards and honors, and presented many lectures and has served on or chaired many important national and international commissions and councils focusing on air quality research; and

    Whereas, The many achievements and ongoing contributions of Dr. John H. Seinfeld have earned him the respect of his peers and the honor of being named as the recipient of the 2001 Nevada Medal, which includes a minted silver medallion and $10,000 prize; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. John H. Seinfeld for being named the recipient of the 2001 Nevada Medal awarded by the Desert Research Institute; and be it further

    Resolved, That Nevada Bell is hereby commended for its continued sponsorship of this medal, which offers well-deserved recognition to persons who have demonstrated outstanding scientific, engineering and technical achievement; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. John H. Seinfeld.

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FILE NUMBER 36, ACR 19

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Assemblymen Gibbons, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 36

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending former Nevada Legislator James E. Wood for his public service.

 

    Whereas, James E. Wood, former Nevada Assemblyman, attended Elko County elementary and high schools; and

    Whereas, James Wood was the owner-operator of Gray Line Scenic Tours, Inc., the Director of National Gray Line Association, the Director of Western Bus Traffic Association, and the Director and past President of Nevada Motor Transport Association; and


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    Whereas, James Wood was a member of the Reno Elks Club and a member and past President of the Rotary Club of Reno; and

    Whereas, Elected to serve as a member of the Assembly from 1953 through 1970, James Wood served for six regular sessions and six special sessions; and

    Whereas, During his legislative service, Nevada was transitioning from a wartime mass-production economy into a redevelopment of self-sustaining state government with quality education programs; and

    Whereas, James Wood used his considerable expertise in the highway passenger transportation industry to help stabilize the fragile financial condition of our state and to address the several problems with the education system, among many other issues; and

    Whereas, James Wood was the Minority Floor Leader during the 1967 Legislative session and served on many committees including Banks, Corporations and Insurance, Ways and Means, Counties and County Boundaries, Legislative Functions, Judiciary, Roads, Transportation and Aviation, Taxation, Civil Defense and Veterans’ Affairs, Social Welfare, Building and Construction, State Publicity and Economic Development, Commerce, State Institutions and Libraries, and Government Affairs; and

    Whereas, While a member of the Legislature, James Wood was instrumental in acquiring generous donations to benefit the University of Nevada, Reno, one from Wesley Elgin Travis which established a trust fund to build the Jot Travis Student Union building and one from Howard Hughes which helped establish the University of Nevada School of Medicine; and

    Whereas, James Wood was involved in other key legislation, such as the Sales and Use Tax Act, considered to be one of the most difficult pieces of legislation, but a necessary one to relieve the strains on the economy of the state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That James E. Wood is hereby commended by the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature for his many contributions to the State of Nevada and to its residents; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to former Assemblyman James E. Wood.

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FILE NUMBER 37, AR 6

Assembly Resolution No. 6–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 37

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of an additional attaché.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Mary G. Garcia is elected as an additional attaché of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 38, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 38

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting Archie Pozzi, Jr. into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from those past Senators who have served with distinction and who have made exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Archie Pozzi, Jr. served in the Assembly from 1955 through 1966 and in the Senate from 1967 through 1974 for a total of 20 years and was widely respected for his expertise and knowledge in the financial affairs of the state, serving on the Assembly Ways and Means Committee or the Senate Finance Committee during his entire legislative tenure; and

    Whereas, During his years in the Senate, Archie Pozzi, Jr. served as Minority Floor Leader in 1973, and used his drive and ambition to enact a state sales tax to help pay for education, to sponsor a bill for a land exchange needed to start Western Nevada Community College, to help create Carson City’s current form of consolidated government as a Capital District, to defend the rights of state employees and to support veterans; and

    Whereas, Among other important posts held, Archie Pozzi, Jr. ably represented the veterans of Nevada and the United States as Commander of the Nevada Department of the American Legion from 1951 to 1952 and as National Vice Commander from 1988 to 1989; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Archie Pozzi, Jr., an outstanding leader and visionary member of both houses of the Nevada Legislature, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 39, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 39

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting George W. Cassidy into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from those past Senators who have served with distinction and who have made exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, George W. Cassidy, who studied law but chose to make a living in the newspaper business, was the proprietor and editor of the Eureka Sentinel newspaper at the time of his first election to the Nevada Senate in 1872, served the people of the State of Nevada with intelligence, vision and compassion as a State Senator from 1873 through 1880 and as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1881 through 1885; and

    Whereas, Senator Cassidy, a leading figure in the Senate during Nevada’s prosperous years of the 1870s, was elected President pro Tempore for the 1877 session when the Senate was at its maximum of 25 members, and sponsored bills to create Eureka County, construct its beautiful courthouse, provide for the government of unincorporated towns, allocate monetary relief to the victims of the devastating fire in Reno in 1879, prohibit involuntary servitude of the Chinese and prevent railroad rate and fare discrimination; and

    Whereas, Among other accomplishments as Nevada’s Representative in Congress, George Cassidy was responsible for the initial appropriation for the construction of the Federal Building in Carson City, which today is occupied by Nevada’s Commission on Tourism and Nevada Magazine; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That George W. Cassidy, an outstanding State Senator and Congressman, who sponsored progressive legislative measures in both the Nevada Senate and the United States House of Representatives, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 40, AR 7

Assembly Resolution No. 7–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 40

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Memorializing third-generation Elko County rancher and long-time Nevada Legislator Norman D. Glaser.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Assembly note with sadness the passing of long-time Nevada Legislator Norman D. Glaser on December 27, 1999; and

    Whereas, This native Nevadan was born on April 4, 1921, to Clarence and Margaret Kathryn (Layer) Glaser; and

    Whereas, Norman Glaser attended the “Little Red School House” in Halleck, Nevada, before graduating from Elko High School in 1939 and receiving a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1943; and

    Whereas, Following his marriage to Nelda Marie Lancaster on August 7, 1943, in Oklahoma City, Norman Glaser served as an Engineering Officer for the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II; and

    Whereas, After completing his service with the Navy, Norman and Nelda Glaser returned to the family ranch near Elko where he went into partnership with his father and brother, Arthur, and later formed Glaser Land and Livestock Company with his brother; and

    Whereas, Norman Glaser served as a member of the Elko County School Board before being elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1960; and

    Whereas, During his six terms as a State Assemblyman, Norman Glaser served as Chairman of the Assembly Committees on Ways and Means and Education, as well as others, and served as Speaker Pro Tempore during the 1963 and 1965 sessions; and

    Whereas, In 1976, Norman Glaser was elected to the Nevada State Senate, representing the Northern Nevada Senatorial District, which included Elko, Eureka, Humboldt and Lander counties; and

    Whereas, Norman Glaser served two terms with the Nevada State Senate before retiring in 1984; and

    Whereas, During these two Senate terms, Norman Glaser served as Chairman of the Senate Committees on Taxation and Natural Resources, as well as being a member of the Senate Finance Committee among others; and

    Whereas, Norman Glaser was well known as a champion for rural farmers, including sponsoring the “Greenbelt Amendment” which provided a tax incentive to preserve rural farms and ranches near sprawling urban areas; and

    Whereas, Norman Glaser also played a key role in the “Sagebrush Rebellion” attempt to claim local control over federal lands and he was a supporter of the notorious “Shovel Brigade,” the recent citizens’ rebellion over the South Canyon Road near Jarbidge; and


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    Whereas, Norman Glaser was notorious in the Nevada Legislature for livening up committee meetings by utilizing ranch-life phrases such as “We’ve rode over this ground three or four times already,” to witnesses who kept repeating themselves, and “Don’t just sit there like a tree full of owls,” to witnesses who remained silent when asked a lot of questions; and

    Whereas, Not only was Norman Glaser a revered and well-respected Legislator, but his reputation as a rancher is evidenced by the many awards he received, including Outstanding Young Farmer by the Nevada Jaycees, Honorary State Farmer by the Future Farmers of America, the Distinguished Agriculturist Award by the University of Nevada, Reno, and, in 1992, not only were the Glaser brothers named Nevada’s Outstanding Ranchers, but Glaser Land and Livestock received the Outstanding Ranch Award; and

    Whereas, In addition to being a successful rancher and respected Legislator, Norman Glaser also was a member and Chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission and the State Environmental Commission, served as Director of the Northeastern Nevada Historical Society, was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was Director of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, a member of the Rotary Club, President of the Nevada Farm Bureau, served on the Northern Nevada Community College Advisory Board and had been a Director of the Elko Senior Citizens’ Center; and

    Whereas, Norman Glaser will long be remembered as a champion for the rural farmer, a Legislator who was willing to tackle the toughest issues and a true son of the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Norman Glaser is survived by his wife, Nelda, of Halleck, sons, Steven Glaser, D.D.S., and Brent Glaser, D.V.M., both of Elko, daughter, Sharon Bell of Las Vegas, four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the Assembly of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature mourn the loss of their friend and colleague, a respected Nevada Legislator and third-generation Nevada rancher, and express their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Norman Glaser; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Nelda Glaser, beloved wife of Norman Glaser.

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FILE NUMBER 41, SCR 26

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 41

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Proclaiming April 2, 2001, as Prostate Cancer Awareness Day and September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

 

    Whereas, In the United States, a man is diagnosed every 3 minutes and one dies every 14 minutes from prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death in men with cancer; and

    Whereas, Of the approximately 30 million men over 50 years of age in the United States, about 42 percent will experience prostate cancer sometime during their lives; and


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    Whereas, At this time, the cause of prostate cancer is unknown, it is not preventable, and treatment is most effective during the early stages; and

    Whereas, Former Nevada Governor Bob Miller, prominent Nevada television news reporter John Tyson and former presidential candidate Robert Dole have been at the forefront in educating Nevadans and the rest of the American public about prostate cancer; and

    Whereas, A study by the National Academies of Science of military participants in U.S. nuclear weapons tests during the 1950s, including the Nevada Test Site, found that deaths from prostate cancer were 20 percent higher among nuclear test participants; and

    Whereas, Because many men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, they feel confident that they are in good health and do not protect themselves by getting regular screening; and

    Whereas, Half or more of primary care doctors do not offer screening for prostate cancer, even to men at risk, such as males with a family history of the disease and African-American men who have a rate 32 percent higher than their Caucasian counterparts; and

    Whereas, Because of the lack of clinical trials, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and other organizations take a conservative approach to screening for prostate cancer, believing that the benefit of screening has not been proven; and

    Whereas, Until recently, many doctors felt that testing discovered many cases of cancer that need not be treated, causing unnecessary stress to the patient, and that treatment sometimes does more harm than good, diminishing the quality of life of their patients; and

    Whereas, If not detected early, prostate cancer cells can escape the confines of the prostate, making treatment very difficult and increasing the mortality rate of the disease; and

    Whereas, Prostate cancer is primarily diagnosed in the early stages through a combination of two widely used diagnostic tests, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal examination (DRE); and

    Whereas, Before the widespread use of the PSA test just over a decade ago, 70 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer were diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease; and

    Whereas, Now, because of more frequent use of early testing by the PSA and DRE, 70 percent of men are diagnosed in the earlier stages, leading to better chances of survival; and

    Whereas, Scientists are enthusiastic about research to detect and find a cure for prostate cancer, including treating patients with surgery or radiation; and

    Whereas, Studies of treatments using ultrasound are proving promising in that they may be more effective and have fewer side effects than other treatments; and

    Whereas, Prostate cancer affects not only the men afflicted with this disease, but also affects their families and friends; and

    Whereas, Early detection and treatment of this disease are critically important; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature is committed to protecting men’s health and saving lives by continuing to create greater public understanding of prostate cancer and the need for early detection, informed choices and continued research; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the members of the Legislature proclaim April 2, 2001, as Prostate Cancer Awareness Day and September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

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FILE NUMBER 42, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 42

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting Norman D. Glaser into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from those past Senators who have served with distinction and who have made exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Norman D. Glaser, who represented with great competency the residents of Elko County and Northern Nevada in the Nevada Legislature for 20 years, as an Assemblyman from 1961 through 1972 and as a Senator from 1977 through 1984, served as Speaker and Speaker pro Tempore of the Assembly and chaired the Senate Committee on Taxation and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources; and

    Whereas, Among many accomplishments while in the Legislature, Norman D. Glaser cosponsored the constitutional amendment to protect agricultural and open space land from premature urban development, directed the tax relief program of 1979 and sponsored legislation that led to the construction of the South Fork Reservoir and Recreation Area on the Humboldt River, and

    Whereas, In addition to his years as a Legislator, Norman D. Glaser also served the State of Nevada honorably and with integrity as Chairman of the Nevada Environmental Commission and the Nevada Tax Commission, and as a member of the Elko County School Board and the Northern Nevada Community College Advisory Board; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Norman D. Glaser, who dedicated over 40 years of his life to the service of the people of the State of Nevada as a member of the Legislature and in other public capacities, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 43, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 43

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting Henry A. Comins into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from those past Senators who have served with distinction and who have made exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, A dedicated legislator who served longer than any other nineteenth century legislator, Henry A. Comins represented the residents of White Pine County for 18 years, traveling the considerable distance between Ely and Carson City to serve as an Assemblyman in 1875 and 1876 and as a Senator from 1877 through 1880 and from 1889 through 1900, leading the Senate as President pro Tempore for the 1891 regular session; and

    Whereas, Even though his party did not control the Senate in 1877, Senator Comins was named chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means that year, his first term as a Senator, and served with distinction on that committee during his entire Senate career, chairing it four additional times; and

    Whereas, A key legislator for the women’s suffrage movement in Nevada, in 1895 Senator Comins sponsored the first bill for a constitutional amendment that would have given women the right to vote, a measure which was approved by both legislative houses that session but failed to receive the required second legislative approval 2 years later; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Henry A. Comins, an influential legislative leader in the nineteenth century who helped shape the financial and tax policy of this state, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 44, SCR 27

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Senators Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Leslie, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 44

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing distinguished civil rights leader Bertha Woodard.

 

    Whereas, On September 16, 1999, Nevada lost an exceptional lady with a beautiful spirit of giving, Bertha Woodard, who lived with grace and dignity, and spent her time on Earth serving others; and

    Whereas, Bertha Rosanna Sanford Woodard was born on January 25, 1916, to Samuel and Lillie Belle Sanford; and

    Whereas, Bertha grew up in Pasadena, California, and attended Pasadena City College and Washoe Western School of Nursing; and

    Whereas, After moving to Reno, Bertha worked as a nurse at Washoe Medical Center and served on the State Board of Nursing from 1967 until 1975, and, when she was not serving others in that capacity, she devoted herself to securing equality for minorities in Northern Nevada; and

    Whereas, Her pioneering endeavors as a leader for civil rights are especially laudable because they came at a time when the City of Reno was referred to by some as the “Mississippi of the West,” not because it had a river running through it, but because the phrase made a statement about the social and political attitude toward race that existed in the area at that time; and

    Whereas, In spite of the obstacles she faced, Bertha Woodard organized sit-ins and led picket lines to protest racism in Northern Nevada, and she is acknowledged as the matriarch of the Reno-Sparks chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, for which she served as President from 1971 until 1976; and

    Whereas, A favorite reminiscence that reveals the courage and zeal which characterized Bertha Woodard is the charge, in the form of a picket line, that she led in Hawthorne when the only restaurant in town was inside a casino that denied service to persons of color, a charge that eventually caused the casino to change its policy; and

    Whereas, To achieve her goals, Bertha organized the crusade to remove signs from Reno stores that read, “No Indians, Negroes or Dogs” and petitioned the Reno City Council in 1959 to lift a ban on minorities in local casinos when the Olympics were to be held in nearby Squaw Valley; and


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    Whereas, Bertha saw her diligent work come to fruition when she was invited in 1961 to attend the signing by Governor Grant Sawyer of the first civil rights bill in the State of Nevada, a bill that established the Nevada Commission on Equal Rights of Citizens, now known as the Nevada Equal Rights Commission; and

    Whereas, The toil and industry of Bertha Woodard were instrumental in fostering the declaration of the Nevada Legislature in that bill which says that it is “the public policy of the State of Nevada to protect the welfare, prosperity, health and peace of all the people of the state . . . without discrimination, distinction or restriction because of race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry”; and

    Whereas, In 1981, the University of Nevada, Reno, honored Bertha with the Distinguished Nevadan Award, an honor bestowed only upon those who have contributed in an outstanding manner to this state; and

    Whereas, Friends remember Bertha Woodard’s generosity and boundless kindness, as recalled in a story by a former chapter president of the NAACP who tells of a time when he and a friend were unable to find a place to stay when traveling to a civil rights conference until they made a call to Bertha, who soon found them an available room in a motel; and

    Whereas, Shortly before her death, Bertha was in the process of planning a project with a group of students at the University of Nevada, Reno, to compile a comprehensive history of the civil rights movement in Nevada, and true to the African proverb “Each time an elder passes, a library dies,” the rich, personal knowledge of Bertha Woodard will be sorely missed on any such project; and

    Whereas, It would be inconceivable to overstate the contributions of Bertha Woodard to the people of this state and impossible to express the depth of gratitude she deserves; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature convey their sympathies and condolences to the family of Bertha Woodard and express their sincerest gratitude and gratefulness for her accomplishments; and be it further

    Resolved, That this body honors the rich legacy Bertha Woodard left to the residents of this state and acknowledges the breaking down of barriers and the dramatic change in racial outlook that were the result of her strength and enthusiasm; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the family of Bertha Woodard and to the Reno-Sparks chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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FILE NUMBER 45, SCR 28

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Tiffany, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 45

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending Stanley Fuke for his years of service to public schools and public school libraries in Clark County.

 

    Whereas, Because the role of school libraries has changed dramatically since they first became part of schools in the late 19th century and especially since the introduction of technology after World War II, it takes someone like Stanley Fuke to face the constant challenge and make the commitment necessary to meet the growing needs of school libraries in the 21st century; and

    Whereas, Stanley Fuke has been in the field of education for nearly four decades as a teacher, school librarian and library administrator and has been employed by the Clark County School District since 1976; and

    Whereas, Stanley Fuke graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and furthered his education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from which he received a degree as a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 1985; and

    Whereas, An enthusiastic and vocal advocate for public school libraries and librarians, Stanley Fuke untiringly seeks extra funds to supplement the collections in school libraries and is a leader in the promotion of technology for the administration of the libraries and for the information resources they contain; and

    Whereas, Stanley Fuke is an active member of professional library associations at the local, state and national levels and works continually to keep abreast of what is new in the field of library services; and

    Whereas, Over the years, Stanley Fuke has developed an excellent working relationship with the public library system and has worked to rejuvenate the library science program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to ensure that school libraries in Nevada will have well-trained librarians to meet the needs of the school districts; and

    Whereas, Publications authored or co-authored by Stanley Fuke include the Nevada School Library Standards, the Nevada School Network Governance and User Applications and the K-5 Library Curriculum Guide; and

    Whereas, In 1997, Stanley Fuke was inducted into the Clark County School District’s Excellence in Education Hall of Fame, an honor that recognizes persons who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions to education in the community; and


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recognizes persons who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions to education in the community; and

    Whereas, Other acknowledgments of the efforts of Stanley Fuke include the 1995 James McPhee Memorial Intellectual Freedom Award presented by the Clark County School Librarians Association in recognition of dedication to the cause of preserving freedom of expression and inquiry, and the 1993 Ambassador of Courtesy Award from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce for excellent customer service; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby commend Stanley Fuke for his exceptional contributions to the Clark County School District; and be it further

    Resolved, That the child-centered approach of Stanley Fuke in working to meet the literacy needs of all students is laudable and serves to inspire the residents of the State of Nevada to work with our schools and school libraries in every way possible to make them examples of excellence in the world of education; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Stanley Fuke, Administrative Specialist for Library Services in the Clark County School District.

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FILE NUMBER 46, SR 9

Senate Resolution No. 9–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 46

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Inducting Janice L. Thomas as an honorary member of the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, Janice L. Thomas, was born in McGill in White Pine County, Nevada, and soon moved with her parents to California where she received much of her formal education and training; and

    Whereas, In 1963, Jan Thomas returned to Nevada with her husband, Bob, and made Carson City their home; and

    Whereas, Jan Thomas is recognized among her many friends and colleagues for her sincerity, her competence, her gracious and compassionate demeanor, and her heartwarming smile; and

    Whereas, Throughout her 34 years of service to the State of Nevada, Jan Thomas worked in several noteworthy positions and consistently demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism; and

    Whereas, Jan Thomas served as Secretary to the Chairman of the State Gaming Control Board from 1967 to 1980 and as Secretary to the Director of the State Industrial Insurance System from 1980 to 1981; and

    Whereas, Her 20 years of service in the Nevada State Senate began in 1981 when Jan was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Senate, and just 2 years later, in 1983, the members of the Nevada Senate elected her Secretary of the Senate, a post she would hold until her retirement in 2000; and


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    Whereas, Jan Thomas demonstrated her excellent technical skills, leadership, loyalty, teamwork, integrity and innovation on a daily basis as Secretary of the Senate, and worked effectively with legislators from both political parties; and

    Whereas, Jan Thomas was noted by her Senate staff for her unique ability to see their potential, listen with empathy to their concerns, celebrate their successes and be a mentor and friend to them all; and

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada wishes to recognize Janice L. Thomas for her friendship and dedicated service as Secretary of the Senate; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Janice L. Thomas, who exemplified the highest and best standards of public service as Secretary of the Nevada Senate, is hereby inducted as an honorary member of the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That Jan Thomas has earned the right to spend copious amounts of leisure time enjoying the wonderful company of her husband, Bob, their daughters, Julie Thomas and Patricia Heilman, their son-in-law, Kevin Heilman, and their grandchildren, Alyssa and Michael Heilman; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Janice L. Thomas.

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FILE NUMBER 47, SCR 30

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Senators McGinness, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Neighbors, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 47

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Congratulating the Mineral County High School girls’ basketball team for winning the 2000 and 2001 state championships.

 

    Whereas, On February 23, 2001, the crowd at Lawlor Events Center watched as the “Lady Serpents” of Mineral County High School played a stunning game against the Lovelock “Mustangs” to win the girls’ class 2A state basketball championship; and

    Whereas, This year’s win marks an unprecedented seventh state championship title in eight seasons for the “Lady Serpents” and follows the team’s capture of the class 3A state championship in February 2000, when they held a reputation as Nevada’s best girls’ basketball team in any class; and


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    Whereas, The girls’ pride in continuing the winning tradition of the “Lady Serpents” gave them the determination to prevail against larger schools this season and win an eighth consecutive zone title for the school; and

    Whereas, The Mineral County High School girls’ basketball team was led to victory again this year by Head Coach Dave Gelmstedt with help from Assistant Coach George Winters and Managers Gail Trujillo, Jessica Vinson and Shiela Hoferer; and

    Whereas, According to Coach Gelmstedt, the “Lady Serpents” have become the pride of Mineral County, overcoming adversity and battling the odds, led by only one senior this year, to capture the state title in a new league; and

    Whereas, The team members for this year’s championship season include Sandhya Bhakta, Ciera Cammarata, Allison Dow, Crystal Gilbert, Tana Gurule, Amanda Holland, Delicia Jernigan, Denise Koscinski, Sidney Orndorff and Emily Wilson; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their congratulations to the Mineral County High School girls’ basketball team for winning the 3A state championship in 2000 and the 2A state championship in 2001; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Donna Webster, Principal of Mineral County High School and to Head Coach David Gelmstedt.

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FILE NUMBER 48, SCR 29

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Senators McGinness, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 48

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating April 5, 2001, as Kiwanis Day in the State of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, Eighty-six years ago the “Benevolent Order Brothers” was organized in Detroit, Michigan, on January 21, 1915, with the goal of having “a mutual exchange of preferred treatment in professional and business dealings”; and

    Whereas, The following year the club’s name was changed to “Kiwanis,” a form of “Nunc Kee-wanis,” an Otchipew Native American phrase which means “We make a noise,” “We have a good time” or “We trade or advertise”; and


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    Whereas, The members of Kiwanis work toward six principles, (1) the primacy of spiritual values, (2) living by the Golden Rule, (3) adhering to high standards, (4) engendering strong citizenship, (5) building better communities through service, and (6) assisting in the formation of sound public opinion; and

    Whereas, Since 1917, the California, Nevada and Hawaii district, CAL-NEV-HA, has become the largest district in Kiwanis International; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada is proud of its own divisions, which consist of Division 23 of Northern Nevada, Division 28 of Southern Nevada and Division 45 of Central Nevada, for their long history of service to communities in this state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature hereby designate April 5, 2001, as Kiwanis Day in the State of Nevada, in recognition of the dedication toward helping others and the accomplishments achieved by the members of Kiwanis while serving their communities; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor R. Tom Vildibill, Sr., Governor-Elect James G. Mason and Lieutenant Governors Marshall Roberson of Division 23, Peter Falger of Division 28 and Michael R. Mader of Division 45.

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FILE NUMBER 49, AR 9

Assembly Resolution No. 9–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 49

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of an additional attaché.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Loretta Rose White is elected as an additional attaché of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 50, AR 8

Assembly Resolution No. 8–Assemblymen Marvel, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 50

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblywoman Louise Aloys Smith.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Assembly were saddened to learn of the loss of former Assemblywoman Louise Aloys Smith on May 12, 1999; and

    Whereas, Louise Aloys Smith was a native Nevadan, born in Lovelock on July 29, 1917, to Dr. Eugene Kneeland Smith and Kathleen O’Sullivan Smith; and


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    Whereas, Louise enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in 1943, achieving the rank of sergeant and serving as a recruiter and as a rehabilitation counselor in military hospitals until her honorable discharge in 1946, and was honored with the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and American Campaign Medal; and

    Whereas, Elected in 1949 as Assemblywoman from Pershing County, Louise served on eight standing committees, including Veterans Affairs, Legislative Functions, Social Welfare, State Library and State Publicity; and

    Whereas, Leadership positions at that time were awarded to women mainly for ceremonial purposes, however, following her reelection in 1951, Louise had the honor of being the first woman to be elected as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly by her fellow assemblymen; and

    Whereas, After retiring from Sierra Pacific Power Company following 30 years of dedicated employment, Louise remained active in many organizations in her community, including the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Lovelock Study Club and Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s social, cultural and service organization; and

    Whereas, Continuing her lifelong love of music, with a magnificent soprano voice cultivated through operatic training as a student in the San Francisco Bay area, Louise performed at weddings, funerals, and other community and church events, as well as serving as a choir director; and

    Whereas, As the co-founder of the Desert Little Theater, Louise acted in the capacity of performer and director in more than a decade of performances by the amateur theater group; and

    Whereas, Committed to the importance of reading and literacy in her community, Louise served as a member on the Board of Trustees of the Pershing County Library, volunteered her time with the adult literacy and children’s story-telling programs, and was instrumental in obtaining funding for a new library building; and

    Whereas, In 1988, Louise Aloys Smith was awarded the Woman of the Year Award, given annually in Reno to a Nevada woman with a lifetime of community service and achievement; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the Assembly of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature offer their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Louise Aloys Smith; and be it further

    Resolved, That Louise Aloys Smith will long be remembered for her dedication to her community and this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit a copy of this resolution to Louise Aloys Smith’s long-time friend, Leola Armstrong.

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FILE NUMBER 51, ACR 20

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Assemblymen Chowning, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 51

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Declaring April 3, 2001, as Equal Pay Day in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, In 1999, nearly four decades after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires employers to pay all employees equally for equal work, regardless of their gender, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in compensation because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex, the United States Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce estimated that women working full time still earned an overall average of only 72 cents for every dollar earned by men, while African-American women earned on average only 65 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man, and while Hispanic women on average earned merely 52 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man; and

    Whereas, The disparity in compensation based on differing genders, races or national origins of employees has contributed to depressed wages for women and minorities and, although part of the wage gap results from differences in education and experience, a significant portion cannot be explained by differences in qualifications; and

    Whereas, Educating women for better career paths, opening traditionally male jobs to women and reducing the segregation by gender found in some occupations increases earnings for women; and

    Whereas, Eliminating such disparities in compensation raises self-respect in the workplace, strengthens the security of families and enhances retirement for hardworking citizens; and

    Whereas, Each year, the National Committee on Pay Equity, founded in 1979, organizes the national observance of Equal Pay Day to raise awareness about unfair pay practices in America; and

    Whereas, Tuesday, April 3, 2001, has been designated by the National Committee on Pay Equity as Equal Pay Day; and

    Whereas, This date is significant because Tuesday is symbolic of the day of the week when women’s wages catch up with men’s wages from the previous week and April is the time of year when women’s wages catch up with men’s wages from the previous year; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Legislature of the State of Nevada do hereby declare April 3, 2001, as Equal Pay Day in Nevada; and be it further


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    Resolved, That state and local governments and private employers are urged to compensate all employees fairly, based on an objective evaluation of their jobs, considering factors such as the skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions required for each job; and be it further

    Resolved, That public and private employers in this state that promote and support policies to ensure fairness and equity for their employees deserve to be recognized for their leadership in this effort; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny Guinn, each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation and to Linda Chavez-Thompson, the Chair of the National Committee on Pay Equity.

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FILE NUMBER 52, ACR 23

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 52

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Welcoming the exhibit entitled “Una Storia Segreta” (A Secret Story) regarding the treatment of certain Italian Americans during World War II.

 

    Whereas, During World War II, more than 600,000 Italian-born immigrants living in the United States were classified as “enemy aliens” because they were not American citizens; and

    Whereas, The freedom of these immigrants and their families was hampered by the United States government with the imposition of measures that included requiring them to carry identification cards at all times, the seizure of personal property and restrictions on their travel; and

    Whereas, More than 10,000 Italian Americans living on the West Coast were forced to leave their homes and businesses and were prohibited from entering coastal zones, and many of these evacuees relocated to Nevada where housing and jobs were available; and

    Whereas, Another 50,000 Italian Americans who remained in their homes were subjected to harsh and unfair curfews; and

    Whereas, During this time, thousands of Italian-American immigrants were arrested and hundreds were interned in military camps; and

    Whereas, More than 500,000 Italian Americans performed exemplary service in the United States Armed Forces during World War II, and thousands sacrificed their lives in defense of the United States; and


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    Whereas, At the time, Italians were the largest foreign-born group in the United States, and today are the fifth largest group of immigrants in the United States, numbering approximately 15 million; and

    Whereas, The impact of the wartime experience was devastating to Italian-American communities in the United States and its effects are still being felt; and

    Whereas, A deliberate policy of the United States government ensured that the story of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II was kept secret from the public, and even today many of the details surrounding these events remain classified and the full story remains unknown to the public; and

    Whereas, The story of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II needs to be told in order to acknowledge that these events happened, to remember those whose lives were unjustly disrupted and whose freedoms were violated, to help repair the damage to the Italian-American community, and to discourage the occurrence of similar injustices and violations of civil liberties in the future; and

    Whereas, In March 1993, at a conference sponsored by the American Italian Historical Association’s Western Regional Chapter, an exhibit to be known as “Una Storia Segreta” (A Secret Story) had its inception; and

    Whereas, This exhibit unveils a secret history that has remained hidden for over 50 years because of the silence which was first imposed by the United States government and then adopted as a protective cover by those whose lives were affected; and

    Whereas, Not only has the secret story concerning the Italian Americans during World War II been suppressed from historical accounts, but the Italian-American community itself has remained largely unaware of its existence; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature welcome the exhibit entitled “Una Storia Segreta” (A Secret Story) to the Las Vegas Art Museum where the exhibit will be open to the public from April 7 through April 29, 2001; and be it further

    Resolved, That not only Italian Americans but all residents from the State of Nevada are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to view this exhibit which is sure to jog the memories and open the eyes of many, and promote greater awareness of the injustices endured by the many Italian Americans and their families living in this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the Nevada Legislature wish to thank the members of the Augustus Society, a nonprofit organization of Las Vegas professional and lay men and women of Italian-American heritage, for sponsoring this exhibit; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jim Donofrio from the Augustus Society who was responsible for and instrumental in bringing the exhibit to Las Vegas.

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FILE NUMBER 53, ACR 24

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 53

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing Julian Wallace.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with sadness the passing of Julian Wallace on August 2, 2000; and

    Whereas, Julian Walter Wallace was born on September 13, 1912, in Brooklyn, New York; and

    Whereas, After moving to California, Julian Wallace met Lillian Kramer, the woman he would marry on January 17, 1948, and who would become his partner in every endeavor from that day forward; and

    Whereas, With their move to Nevada in 1978, Julian and Lillian Wallace brought with them their deep involvement in various organizations, including Julian’s membership in the Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias, an international fraternity in which Julian served as Chancellor Commander and whose principles of friendship, charity and benevolence he incorporated into his daily life; and

    Whereas, Lifetime members of the City of Hope, Julian and Lillian Wallace worked as volunteers in many projects initiated to raise money for the life-saving work of the City of Hope National Medical Center whose mission is the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases through innovative research and patient care; and

    Whereas, Active with the Mobile Homeowners League of the Silver State, Julian Wallace became its Executive Vice President in 1982, and it was as a representative of this organization that he became involved with Seniors United, a coalition of senior citizen activist groups formed during the election year of 1982 to win election for candidates who supported their views; and

    Whereas, While many of the senior groups dissolved after the election, Julian and Lillian Wallace felt that an organization with the potential of Seniors United should not be discarded and took over the leadership which they would retain for the next 17 years, changing its focus to a political education organization dedicated to developing the political knowledge of seniors with forums for discussions and presentations of topical issues while challenging the members to recognize the strength of their collective voting power; and

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Congressional Record of November 7, 1997, in which he paid tribute to “two Nevadans whose lives serve as an inspiration not only to all Nevadans but to this Nation and to this distinguished body” and he noted further that they “never hesitate to hold their elected officials’ feet to the fire and demonstrate on a daily basis that an active and involved citizenry is definitely not a function of age.”; and

    Whereas, Never one to take retirement as a time to slow down, Julian Wallace also served on the Clark County Parks and Recreation Board, was active with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and was a delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, which was followed by a special invitation to the 1997 presidential inauguration; and

    Whereas, The cheerful, positive demeanor and the ever-present smile of Julian Wallace will be missed by those who knew him and were drawn by the magnetic personality that made him irresistible to people of all ages; and

    Whereas, Julian Wallace is survived by his wife, Lillian, who said of their 52 1/2 years together that “we enjoyed every minute of it,” and by his brothers, Theodore of Los Angeles, California, and Martin Rock of Scottsdale, Arizona; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature extend their sincere condolences to Lillian Wallace on the loss of her loving husband and closest friend; and be it further

    Resolved, That Julian Wallace will long be remembered for his commitment to the Phythian principles of “service to mankind” and “peace through understanding” and as a man who made everyone his friend; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Lillian, his beloved wife and partner for over half a century.

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FILE NUMBER 54, SCR 33

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Senators Carlton, Amodei, Care, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Perkins, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 54

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. on its service to the community.

 

    Whereas, Following a crisis event, the persons involved are often emotionally traumatized, confused and in shock, and are not prepared to deal with the situation; and


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    Whereas, In many cases, those persons have no one to assist them with getting the necessary care and support they need and, if left to fend for themselves, may suffer lifelong emotional scars; and

    Whereas, Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. (“TIP”) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1985 and is dedicated to providing compassionate care in emergency situations by making available immediate support to those persons emotionally traumatized by a crisis; and

    Whereas, This mission is being accomplished through community volunteers who are trained to provide assistance to persons in crisis when requested by hospital personnel, police officers, firefighters and paramedics; and

    Whereas, TIP, whose motto is “citizens helping citizens in crisis,” is the largest operator of emergency services volunteer programs in the nation and was a 1991 recipient of the Innovations in State and Local Government Award from the Ford Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an award widely considered to be the most prestigious award given to nonprofit organizations and public agencies; and

    Whereas, In the year 2000, Attorney General Janet Reno presented TIP with the highest federal honor for victim advocacy, the Crime Victim Service Award, which honors individuals and organizations whose work on behalf of crime victims is characterized by exceptional commitment and effectiveness; and

    Whereas, TIP has 18 regional chapters that serve over 75 cities, 100 hospitals, 67 police departments and 55 fire departments, with volunteers available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; and

    Whereas, TIP of Southern Nevada was organized in 1994 with approximately 20 volunteers who responded to about 30 calls per month; and

    Whereas, By the end of 2000, TIP of Southern Nevada had grown to 50 volunteers who responded to approximately 125 calls per month from area police departments, fire departments, hospitals and the Clark County Coroner’s Office; and

    Whereas, TIP volunteers may offer assistance to victims of crime, fire or vehicle accidents, seniors needing assistance, family members following a death or suicide, and persons in other crisis situations by providing emotional support or referrals to appropriate agencies for ongoing assistance, notifying family or friends of the emergency, arranging for shelter, food, clothing and transportation, or serving as a liaison between the victims and emergency services; and

    Whereas, Some of the services offered by TIP are the TIP4kids Program which helps children who have been emotionally traumatized, the TIPTeens Program which involves young people as active volunteers in TIP, TravelersCare which enhances the capacity of the travel industry to support travelers who have been affected by crisis events, and the Senior Crisis Team which provides support to seniors who may be in crisis or who may feel isolated or disoriented and need follow-up care; and

    Whereas, Funding for these services is provided by the Las Vegas Fire Department, the Henderson Police and Fire Departments, the Clark County Fire Department and Boulder City, as well as various fundraising efforts of the local TIP volunteers and grateful clients; and

    Whereas, TIP volunteers are lay persons who have a desire and willingness to give back to their community and to give of their time by completing a 55-hour training course and attending a mandatory 3-hour continuing education meeting each month, as well as by making themselves available for emergency calls; and


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completing a 55-hour training course and attending a mandatory 3-hour continuing education meeting each month, as well as by making themselves available for emergency calls; and

    Whereas, TIP volunteers have proven themselves invaluable to emergency personnel by assisting them at the scene with specific tasks or by calming victims and their families, allowing the emergency personnel to use their time more effectively to take care of the situation at hand and to get back into service sooner; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature commends Trauma Intervention Programs Inc., TIP of Southern Nevada and the volunteers who provide crisis services to people in adverse and sometimes tragic situations; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Marian Thomas, Crisis Team Manager of TIP of Southern Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 55, SCR 34

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Senators Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 55

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Honoring the University Studies Abroad Consortium within the University and Community College System of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, The University Studies Abroad Consortium was established in 1982 by Drs. Joseph N. Crowley and William A. Douglass of the University of Nevada, Reno, and by Drs. John Barnes and Pat Bieter of Boise State University; and

    Whereas, The physical resources and the academic context for the Consortium were provided by the University of the Basque Country in Spain; and

    Whereas, The mission of the Consortium was to create an academic program for university students from America abroad in the Basque Country; and

    Whereas, The University of Nevada, Reno, with its Basque Studies Program, Boise State University, with its Basque population, and the University of the Basque Country were logical participants in such an enterprise; and

    Whereas, In the fall of 1983, the first academic program was launched with a group of 28 students in San Sebastian, Spain; and


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    Whereas, In 1985, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, joined the Consortium which has been growing ever since; and

    Whereas, Today there are 22 universities participating in the Consortium that send, each year, approximately 1,700 students to 23 program sites in 17 countries while employing more than 110 faculty members and staff from around the world; and

    Whereas, The Consortium provides opportunities for faculty members by offering professors the chance to teach abroad and make professional contacts with their counterparts at foreign host universities; and

    Whereas, During the 18 years the Consortium has been in existence, 62 professors from the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, have taught courses in the academic program; and

    Whereas, Perhaps the most important aspects of this program are the academic, cultural and social opportunities provided to the participating students; and

    Whereas, While studying and living abroad, students expand their cultural horizons, gain valuable knowledge and a more accurate insight into world affairs, learn foreign languages and participate in internships; and

    Whereas, The University of Nevada, Reno, continues to assume the role as the Consortium’s lead university and, as its primary trustee, processes contracts for both faculty members and employees, monitors funding for the Consortium and manages the Consortium’s overall operations; and

    Whereas, To the credit of both the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the courses which are offered to students who participate in the Consortium’s academic program have been developed to reflect accurately those of the University and Community College System of Nevada; and

    Whereas, These courses extend and enhance the curriculum of the University and Community College System of Nevada and include courses in foreign languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, German, Basque, Thai, Chinese, Czech and Hebrew, traditional courses such as political science, history, education, anthropology, international business and economics, literature and ecology, and such exotic courses as aeronautical engineering, marine geoscience and laser physics; and

    Whereas, The University Studies Abroad Consortium adds a valuable dimension to international relations as well as to the University and Community College System of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby honor the University Studies Abroad Consortium within the University and Community College System of Nevada as an organization that has provided and continues to provide many professors who are employed in the System with an invaluable opportunity to teach abroad and hundreds of students being educated in the State of Nevada with a unique opportunity to study abroad, thereby providing these college students with the skills, knowledge and worldly experience necessary to participate successfully in the world of the future; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. Carmelo Urza, Director, University Studies Abroad Consortium, University of Nevada, Reno.

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FILE NUMBER 56, SCR 35

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Perkins, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 56

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending Buzz Aldrin for his lifetime achievements.

 

    Whereas, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on January 20, 1930, and is now known worldwide as “Buzz” Aldrin, after legally changing his name to reflect the nickname given to him by his sister, who called him “Buzzer” when she couldn’t quite pronounce “brother”; and

    Whereas, Buzz Aldrin was influenced by the interests of his father, a pioneer in aviation who studied rocket development, and one must wonder whether his mother’s name, Marion Moon, was just a coincidence; and

    Whereas, Buzz graduated with honors in 1951 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, ranking third in his class of 475, was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and received his wings in 1952; and

    Whereas, During the Korean War, Buzz Aldrin distinguished himself by destroying two enemy MIG-15s and flying F-86 Sabre jets in 66 combat missions; and

    Whereas, Buzz pursued his career in the Air Force by serving as an Aerial Gunnery Instructor at Nellis Air Force Base, attending the Squadron Officers’ School at the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, in Alabama and flying F-100 aircraft as a Flight Commander with the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing at Bitburg, Germany; and

    Whereas, The desire to excel led him to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a doctorate degree in astronautics in 1963; and

    Whereas, After completing an assignment in the Gemini Target Office of the Air Force Space Systems Division in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Aldrin was transferred to the United States Air Force Field Office at the Manned Spacecraft Center, where he was introduced to the Gemini program and worked on integrating experiments of the Department of Defense with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and

    Whereas, In October 1963, the dream of a lifetime came true when Buzz was accepted into NASA’s astronaut program, and after 3 years of training, he was launched into space on November 11, 1966, for a 4-day flight with James Lovell aboard the Gemini XII; and

    Whereas, On that flight, Colonel Aldrin set a new record for extravehicular activity by spending more than 5 hours outside the spacecraft, and because of problems with the radar, “Dr. Rendezvous” cemented a second nickname by performing a successful docking rendezvous using, for the first time ever, only the backup charts aboard the spacecraft; and


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second nickname by performing a successful docking rendezvous using, for the first time ever, only the backup charts aboard the spacecraft; and

    Whereas, On July 20, 1969, Colonel Buzz Aldrin participated in the unprecedented heroic event that was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history, as he stepped out of Apollo XI onto the surface of the moon and stamped into millions of minds the lasting image of an earthling in his space suit, facing the United States flag; and

    Whereas, Colonel Aldrin has logged an incredible 4,500 hours of flying time, of which 289 hours and 53 minutes were in space, including extravehicular activity time of 7 hours and 52 minutes, and he has received over 50 special honors, ranging from the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal; and

    Whereas, Buzz Aldrin is an accomplished author of four books and a coauthor of two others, and he participates in many organizations, such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, the International Academy of Astronautics and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society; and

    Whereas, After retiring from the Air Force and NASA, Dr. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration, as evidenced by his development of a master plan of evolving missions for sustained space exploration, his patented design for a permanent space station, the founding of a company that designs rockets and the establishment of a nonprofit foundation that is devoted to opening the doors to space tourism for all; and

    Whereas, Buzz Aldrin continues to quench his thirst for adventure through such journeys as a trip to the North Pole and an 11-hour underwater dive to observe the recovery attempt of part of the Titanic, and as the new millennium beckons, his enthusiasm for such adventure is transplanted into audiences all over the world when this well-loved, enthralling international speaker motivates, captivates and entertains with tales of his experiences; and

    Whereas, Colonel Buzz Aldrin will honor Carson City with such a speaking engagement on April 18, 2001, at the Carson City Community Center to help raise money for the Jack C. Davis Observatory soon scheduled for construction on the campus of Western Nevada Community College in Carson City; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend Colonel Buzz Aldrin for his lifetime achievements that have made him unquestionably one of the world’s most dynamic forces in aeronautics and space exploration; and be it further

    Resolved, That it is with great pride we welcome him to Carson City and salute his efforts to make possible a new observatory where thousands can study and be entranced with the beauties of space and heavenly bodies that he has actually visited; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Buzz Aldrin.

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FILE NUMBER 57, ACR 25

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Assemblymen de Braga, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators McGinness, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 57

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman and philanthropist Harold E. Fitz.

 

    Whereas, The members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature join the residents of Churchill County and many others in remembering the life and mourning the loss of former Assemblyman Harold E. Fitz; and

    Whereas, Harold E. Fitz was born on August 7, 1902, in DeWitt, Michigan, to Victor and Lydia Fitz, and was just 2 years of age when his parents homesteaded in Stillwater, Nevada; and

    Whereas, After graduating from Stillwater School, Harold Fitz worked on his family’s farm and in the Virginia City and Silver City mines before leaving for Los Angeles to work for the city’s survey division; and

    Whereas, Harold Fitz attended night school to become a registered surveyor and used that knowledge in the years following as a foreman for the Civilian Conservation Corps, as a surveyor for the Navy at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station Fallon and the Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, and in his job with the Andy Drumm Construction Company; and

    Whereas, On September 18, 1928, Harold Fitz married Catherine Amelia Lerch, whom he called “my little Susie,” which was subsequently shortened to “Suse,” and who would be his loving companion for the next 72 years; and

    Whereas, In 1929, Harold and Catherine Fitz purchased a wheat farm near his family homestead and, in the 1940s, bought several other ranches in Churchill County; and

    Whereas, Harold and Catherine Fitz were generous philanthropists who created perpetual scholarships at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Western Nevada Community College and gave to various organizations and causes including the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, the Churchill County Museum, the Alzheimer research program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and four Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinics in Northern Nevada; and

    Whereas, Always looking for ways to help the hard-working farmers of the area, Harold Fitz was a leader in the local soil conservation program and the Stillwater Farm Bureau and was instrumental in the purchase of large farm equipment from the Federal Government that could be used by participants of the soil conservation program; and


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    Whereas, Harold Fitz found many ways to be involved with his community, which included being a Master Mason for 72 years, a member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Order for 50 years, a member of the Kerak Shrine and Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of Churchill County; and

    Whereas, In 1958, Harold Fitz was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Assembly for the special session held that year and was elected to serve another term in 1959, and during these years his expertise was valuable on several committees including Agriculture and Irrigation, State Libraries, Livestock, Military and Indian Affairs, and Ways and Means; and

    Whereas, A man of many talents and interests, Harold Fitz enjoyed traveling, reading, fishing and hunting and was a championship marksman with the Nevada State Rifle Team; and

    Whereas, In 1998, Harold and Catherine Fitz were presented with honorary associate degrees by Western Nevada Community College to acknowledge their contributions to higher education in Nevada; and

    Whereas, Harold Fitz’s keen mind, generous spirit and zest for life will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, especially his wife, Catherine “Suse,” of Fallon, his son, Robert, and daughter, Ruth Pintar, both of Carson City, his brother, George of Yerington, and his 6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Harold Fitz; and be it further

    Resolved, That the gazebo erected by Harold and Catherine Fitz in Laura Mills Park in Fallon will be a reminder of the generosity of a man whose desire to help others found expression in numerous ways throughout his life; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to his wife of 72 years, Catherine “Suse” Fitz.

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FILE NUMBER 58, ACR 26

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 58

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending the musical group R.E.M. for encouraging the prevention of teen suicide in one of their songs.

 

    Whereas, Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the third leading cause of death among teenagers 15 to 19 years of age; and

    Whereas, The national suicide rate has more than tripled in the last four decades, a tragedy in itself and a source of devastation to millions of family members and loved ones; and

    Whereas, The alarming prevalence of suicide in the United States has even caused the Surgeon General in 1999 to publicly recognize suicide as a public health problem; and

    Whereas, According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Nevada has the highest rate of suicide per capita in this country; and

    Whereas, In 1999, 20 percent of high school students reported having seriously considered or having attempted suicide during the previous 12 months, and 8 percent of those who seriously considered suicide actually attempted suicide; and

    Whereas, Teen suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a community can experience as it mourns society’s loss of the unique contribution that could have been made by that particular person; and

    Whereas, The greatest tragedy is that research shows us that 95 percent of all teen suicides are preventable; and

    Whereas, It is morally imperative that the residents of this state do all that is possible to aid in the prevention of teen suicide and assist depressed or despondent youth to gain a healthy perspective of their problems; and

    Whereas, In 1992, the musical group R.E.M. produced a song, “Everybody Hurts,” to make others aware that everybody feels pain and gets depressed, but that a person can get through the pain and depression without resorting to suicide and

    Whereas, R.E.M. used the medium of rock and roll music to reach out to troubled teenagers worldwide in a positive and effective way with the message “hold on”; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the musical group R.E.M. is hereby commended for addressing this issue directly and for effectively suggesting a different perspective to persons who are contemplating suicide; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada take notice of the alarming prevalence of teen suicide in the State of Nevada and do all they can to help others hold on to life; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the musical group R.E.M.

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FILE NUMBER 59, AR 10

Assembly Resolution No. 10–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 59

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of additional attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That A. Louise Darden and W. Wayne Willson are elected as additional attachés of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 60, AR 11

Assembly Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Perkins, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 60

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Expressing appreciation to the staff of the Assembly and designating April 25, 2001, as Assembly Staff Appreciation Day.

 

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature undertakes an enormous task every 2 years in the performance of its legislative duties on behalf of the residents of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The smooth and efficient operation of the Nevada Legislature is largely dependent upon the dedication and abilities of the members of its staff; and

    Whereas, Since the legislative session has been limited to 120 days, many extra demands have been placed on the staff by requiring them to learn and assimilate new skills at an accelerated rate and to process their work even more efficiently; and

    Whereas, The bill clerks, secretaries, sergeants at arms, and clerical and support staff who serve as attachés of the Assembly have worked diligently and efficiently in their service to the members of the Assembly; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the Assembly of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby express their sincere appreciation and commend the outstanding support staff of the Assembly, which includes Harle Glover, Patty Williams, Lucinda Benjamin, Matthew Baker, Diane Keetch, Mary Matheus, Jason Hataway, Terry Sullivan, Mary G. Garcia, Marlo Harding, Charlene Morehead, Megan Strong, Gregorio D. Torres, Lucas Watson, Jeanne Douglass,


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Douglass, Nanita Moore, Paula Winne, Kathryn Alden, Linda Corbett, Barbara Houger, Linda Cooper, Karen Crawford, Heather Collins, Reba Coombs, Cecile Crofoot, Kristi Geiser, Marge Griffin, Marilyn Jayne, Nykki Kinsley, Kelly Minton, Betty Phenix, Jackie L. Valley, Andrea Carothers, Cindy Clampitt, Lila Clark, Connie Davis, Mary Drake, Kathryn Ely, Kathryn Fosnaugh, Glenda Jacques, Sandra Albrecht-Johnson, Rebekah Langhoff, Virginia Letts, Cheryl Meyers, Gerlean Mosey, Linda Lee Nary, Darlene Nevin, Cheryl A. O’Day, Deborah Rengler, June Rigsby, Darlene Rubin, Linda Smith, Carol J. Thomsen, Joan Tuntland, Linda Utt, Ann Van Nostrand, Eric Anderlohr, Bonnie Aparicio, Mary Bean, Valorie Belknap, Stephany Corral, A. Louise Darden, Nancy Dickson, Donna Esposito, Jerlyn Figearo, Donna Hancock, Joyce G. Hess, Millicent Jorgenson, Connie Kight, Jaynese Knight, JoAnn Kula, Dawn Lee, Yhvona Martin, Carolyn J. Maynick, Jolene Jones Miley, Molly Mills, Patty Moody, Kathryn Oetting, Diane Rea, Sheila Sease, Jasmine Shackley, Janet Stokes, Claudette J. Thompson, Barbara Urbani, Novella Watson-Lee, Loretta White, June Bennett, Julayne McCarly LeBas, Maxine Milabar, Bruce Pfeiffer, Eddie Cordisco, Jr., Mary Carel, Jennifer Anzalone, Kenneth Beaton, Norm Budden, John Davis, Jr., David Dickson, Joyce E. Ghiselli, Juanita Heston, Steven Honey, Lois LaHair, Khristina Lamoreaux, Ray Mager, Bob Maynick, Reid Meyer, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Jesse N. Pickett, Brandi Sargent, Laverne Souza-LaFleur, Elizabeth Tetz and W. Wayne Willson; and be it further

    Resolved, That April 25, 2001, is hereby designated as Assembly Staff Appreciation Day in recognition of the dedicated and excellent service the staff of the Assembly has provided to the members of the Assembly and to the residents of this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to each member of the Assembly staff who is commended in this resolution.

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FILE NUMBER 61, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senators Wiener, Rawson, Townsend, Schneider, Washington, Amodei and Mathews

 

FILE NUMBER 61

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Encouraging Family Resource Centers to work closely with the Aging Services Division of the Department of Human Resources to provide information to the public regarding services that are available for senior citizens.

 

    Whereas, The State of Nevada values its senior citizens for their many past contributions to our state and for their future contributions yet to come; and

    Whereas, The residents of the State of Nevada want to ensure that the senior citizens of this state lead lives that are as productive and enjoyable as is possible; and

    Whereas, One of the most important steps in giving support to our senior citizens is to ensure they are informed of the many social services that are available to them; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3398 (File Number 61, SCR 7)ê

 

    Whereas, The Aging Services Division of the Department of Human Resources states that its mission is to develop, coordinate and deliver a comprehensive support service system to ensure that Nevada’s senior citizens lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives; and

    Whereas, The Aging Services Division serves as a clearinghouse for information related to the problems of the aged and aging, gathering statistics and conducting research to facilitate the development of a comprehensive state plan to provide those services; and

    Whereas, The Aging Services Division prepares, publishes and disseminates educational materials dealing with the welfare of older persons; and

    Whereas, Under the regulatory supervision of the Director of the Department of Human Resources, there are many Family Resource Centers throughout the State of Nevada that offer invaluable resources, information and referrals to families, as well as such varied services as parenting classes, family counseling, job readiness training, tutoring, health clinics, support groups and truancy reduction programs, to promote individual well-being and to strengthen the family and the community; and

    Whereas, The Family Resource Centers have as one of their goals to improve the quality of life for all Nevadans, from infants to senior citizens; and

    Whereas, Family Resource Centers are geographically located where services can be most responsive to those in need of such services; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature encourages the Family Resource Centers throughout Nevada to work closely with the Aging Services Division in an effort to effectively and efficiently inform Nevada’s senior citizens of the existing resources and services available to assist senior citizens; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Administrator of the Aging Services Division of the Department of Human Resources and to the Director of the Department of Human Resources for transmittal to the local governing board of each Family Resource Center in this state.

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FILE NUMBER 62, SCR 17

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Senators Wiener, Rawson, Mathews, Amodei, Titus, Care, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, Schneider, Townsend and Washington

 

FILE NUMBER 62

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging the Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Services in cooperation with the Department of Education, the University and Community College System of Nevada and local school districts to take the steps necessary to increase public awareness of certain eating disorders and inspire public support for the inclusion of eating disorders in the insurance benefits mandated for mental health coverage.

 

    Whereas, Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders such as compulsive or binge eating that may result in obesity, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa that cause immeasurable suffering for victims and their families; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3399 (File Number 62, SCR 17)ê

 

bulimia nervosa that cause immeasurable suffering for victims and their families; and

    Whereas, Research suggests that, conservatively, at least 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia, with cases occurring in children as young as 6 years of age, at least 4 percent of college-aged women have bulimia, and, while the percentage is significantly lower among males, cases of eating disorders among young males are being reported with increasing frequency; and

    Whereas, A study reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 61 percent of adults in the United States are overweight, of which 26 percent are considered obese; and

    Whereas, Without early treatment, eating disorders can lead to physiological damage, some of which is irreversible, including irregular heartbeat, kidney and liver damage, destruction of teeth, infertility, a weakened immune system, anemia, malnutrition, loss of bone mass and increased risk of certain cancers, diabetes and arthritis; and

    Whereas, Eating disorders of this kind are treatable, particularly if they are detected early, treated by trained therapists and supplemented by support groups; and

    Whereas, Treatment for such eating disorders, especially in advanced cases, can be expensive as many victims require extensive medical monitoring, with therapy generally extending over two or more years and the possibility of inpatient treatment that can cost more than $30,000 a month; and

    Whereas, Although these eating disorders occur in persons of all ages, backgrounds and body size, because these disorders primarily affect young people in their teens and twenties, educational programs should focus on adolescent groups and the parents, teachers and school counselors of adolescents to maximize preventive efforts; and

    Whereas, The devastating personal and social effects of eating disorders can be alleviated by increased dissemination of information that includes the nutritional requirements of persons in various age groups, the dangers associated with certain patterns of eating, the recognition of both the physical and psychological symptoms of eating disorders and the importance of early treatment of these disorders to prevent serious consequences; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Services in cooperation with the Department of Education, the University and Community College System of Nevada and local school districts is urged to direct the development of educational programs and materials relating to eating disorders such as compulsive or binge eating, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa for use in schools and colleges in Nevada and for general distribution throughout the State of Nevada to increase awareness of eating disorders; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Services include as a part of those educational materials sufficient information that will inspire Nevadans to support legislation to include these eating disorders as part of the insurance benefits mandated for mental health coverage; and be it further


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3400 (File Number 62, SCR 17)ê

 

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Frances Brown, MSN, MSEd, RN, Chairman of the Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Services, to the Department of Education for transmittal to all public, private and charter schools, and to the Board of Regents for transmittal to the universities and community colleges of the University and Community College System of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 63, AJR 1

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1–Assemblymen Cegavske, Giunchigliani, Hettrick, Carpenter, Gibbons, Anderson, Arberry, Bache, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Rawson, Wiener, Porter, Washington, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 63

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging the President and the Congress of the United States to increase federal funding for special education to the level authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

 

    Whereas, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), was enacted by the Congress of the United States to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education; and

    Whereas, In 1975, Congress promised state and local governments that it would fund 40 percent of the costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities; and

    Whereas, Congress has never appropriated funds equivalent to the authorized level, has never exceeded the 15 percent level and has usually appropriated funding at only about the 8 percent level; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada is committed to providing a free and appropriate public education to children with disabilities to meet their unique needs; and

    Whereas, The costs associated with serving children with disabilities continue to rise, and meeting those substantial costs requires a strong partnership between local, state and federal governmental agencies; and

    Whereas, The failure of Congress to fund special education programs as it promised has forced the states to utilize funding from other necessary local and state programs to attempt to provide these special educational services; now, therefore, be it


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3401 (File Number 63, AJR 1)ê

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges the President and Congress of the United States to increase federal funding for special education to the 40 percent level authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act so that the State of Nevada and other states can fully meet the needs of children with disabilities; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation and the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 64, AJR 4

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 64

 

ASSEMBLY Joint RESOLUTION—Commending the State of California and the California Tahoe Conservancy for their efforts to secure money for and establish a coordinated team at the state level to carry out the Environmental Improvement Program in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

 

    Whereas, In April 1998, the Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency adopted the Environmental Improvement Program, a document which outlines the actions that need to be taken within the 10 years immediately succeeding its adoption to save the declining clarity of Lake Tahoe and protect other valuable resources in the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

    Whereas, The total estimated cost of the Environmental Improvement Program is $908 million, which is apportioned among the Federal Government, the State of California, the State of Nevada, local governments and the private sector; and

    Whereas, The contribution for the cost of the Environmental Improvement Program to be paid by the State of California is approximately $275 million; and

    Whereas, For the fiscal years 1998, 1999 and 2000, the Governor of the State of California proposed and the California Legislature approved budgets committing approximately $20 million per year to the California Tahoe Conservancy for carrying out the Environmental Improvement Program and, in 1999, Governor Gray Davis pledged the intention of the State of California to contribute the remainder of its share of the cost of the Environmental Improvement Program in succeeding years; and

    Whereas, In March 2000, the voters of the State of California approved Ballot Proposition 12, entitled “Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000,” which included an allocation of $50 million to the California Tahoe Conservancy to enable the Conservancy to carry out certain responsibilities of the State of California relating to the Environmental Improvement Program; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3402 (File Number 64, AJR 4)ê

 

    Whereas, In August 2000, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency of the State of California, announced a commitment of approximately $53 million by the California Department of Transportation to the Environmental Improvement Program; and

    Whereas, Also in August 2000, it was estimated that the State of California, through the programs of the California Tahoe Conservancy, the California Department of Transportation and the California Department of Parks and Recreation, had fulfilled approximately 57 percent of its total apportioned contribution of $275 million to the Environmental Improvement Program; and

    Whereas, In addition to matters concerning the financial support of the Environmental Improvement Program, the State of California, through the leadership of Mary D. Nichols, Secretary for Resources of the California Resources Agency, Winston H. Hickox, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and Maria Contreras-Sweet, Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency of the State of California, has established the California Lake Tahoe Interagency Council, a cabinet-level body that is charged with updating the Environmental Improvement Program and coordinating the efforts of the State of California to carry out the Environmental Improvement Program; and

    Whereas, Following the adoption of the Environmental Improvement Program, the California Tahoe Conservancy, under the leadership of its Executive Officer, has worked diligently to support the efforts of officials of the State of California to fulfill the apportioned contribution of the State of California to the Environmental Improvement Program and has assisted in efforts to coordinate the carrying out of the program within the Lake Tahoe Basin; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend the residents of the State of California, the California Legislature, Gray Davis, Governor of the State of California, Mary D. Nichols, Secretary for Resources of the California Resources Agency, Winston H. Hickox, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and Maria Contreras-Sweet, Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency of the State of California, for their efforts to assist the State of California in fulfilling its financial commitment to the Environmental Improvement Program and for their efforts to coordinate at a state level the carrying out of the program through the establishment of the California Lake Tahoe Interagency Council; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend the California Tahoe Conservancy for its efforts since its establishment in 1984 to preserve, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin and especially for its recent activities to support the efforts of officials of the State of California to fulfill the apportioned contribution of the State of California to the Environmental Improvement Program and to assist in efforts to coordinate the carrying out of the Program within the Lake Tahoe Basin; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Gray Davis, Governor of the State of California, John Burton, President Pro Tempore of the Senate of the State of California, Robert M. Hertzberg, Speaker of the Assembly of the State of California,


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3403 (File Number 64, AJR 4)ê

 

Mary D. Nichols, Secretary for Resources of the California Resources Agency, Winston H. Hickox, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency of the State of California, and Dennis T. Machida, Executive Officer of the California Tahoe Conservancy; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 65, AR 12

Assembly Resolution No. 12–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 65

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of an additional attaché.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Jaynese Knight is elected as an additional attaché of the Assembly for the 71st session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 66, ACR 27

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 66

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating April 28, 2001, as Workers Memorial Day in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, Since 1989, April 28 has been observed as Workers Memorial Day by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations; and

    Whereas, This date is significant in that it is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and trade unionists around the globe now mark April 28 as an “International Day of Mourning”; and

    Whereas, Workers Memorial Day is not only a time to remember the workers who have succumbed to an occupational disease or been injured or killed on the job, but a time to renew the commitment to prevent these tragedies in the future by supporting needed protections and defending the promise of safe jobs for all workers; and

    Whereas, The theme for Workers Memorial Day for this year is “Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living. Stop the Pain”; and


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    Whereas, Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions, but the toll of workplace injuries, illness and deaths remains too high as, each year, more than 60,000 workers die from job-related injuries and illnesses and another 6 million are injured; and

    Whereas, Too often these tragedies and the devastation they cause for these workers, their families and co-workers are quickly forgotten; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby designates April 28, 2001, as Workers Memorial Day, a day to honor and remember the workers who have succumbed to occupational diseases or been injured or killed as a result of work-related accidents; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are hereby urged to observe this day by recognizing the need for strengthening safety and health protections in the workplace so that future workplace tragedies can be prevented.

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FILE NUMBER 67, SCR 10

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 67

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging various persons and entities to coordinate their efforts to promote economic development and diversification in this state.

 

    Whereas, Research and development programs offered through the university systems of other states, such as the Georgia Research Alliance, have fostered economic diversification and growth in those states by building the research infrastructure necessary to develop new and emerging technologies; and

    Whereas, The University and Community College System of Nevada is charged with the task of developing programs to train the workforce necessary to nurture new and emerging technologies; and

    Whereas, Entrepreneurial education, such as the class offered by the University of Nevada, Reno, provides valuable instruction in entrepreneurship and the development of venture capital and assists in promoting new business ventures in this state; and

    Whereas, Efforts must be coordinated to ensure that the University and Community College System of Nevada can realize its potential as a center for research and development; and

    Whereas, The Commission on Economic Development must identify target areas for economic development and sources of funding for the development of those target areas, including public and private contributions, and must review existing economic dynamics in this state and initiatives in other states; and

    Whereas, The Office of Science, Engineering and Technology has the statutory duty to work in coordination with the Commission on Economic Development to establish criteria and specific goals for economic development and diversification in this state in the areas of science, engineering and technology; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3405 (File Number 67, SCR 10)ê

 

    Whereas, The expenditure of the funds of the Experimental Program for the Stimulation of Competitive Research should be focused on supporting the appropriate target areas for economic development and on building the necessary research infrastructure to develop new and emerging technologies; and

    Whereas, Venture capital programs have been successfully developed in other states to promote economic development and diversification, such as the Venture Network of Iowa, which has cultivated an entrepreneurial environment where new businesses can thrive and existing businesses can innovate; and

    Whereas, The Governor, as chief executive of the State of Nevada, and the Lieutenant Governor, as Chairman of the Commission on Economic Development, play important roles in the efforts to foster economic development and diversification in this state; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada has a wealth of potential economic resources that can be developed, diversified and targeted through the cooperation and coordination of existing public and private entities and programs; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby urge the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Office of Science, Engineering and Technology, the Commission on Economic Development and the University and Community College System of Nevada to coordinate their efforts to promote economic development and diversification in this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Director of the Office of Science, Engineering and Technology, the Executive Director of the Commission on Economic Development and the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 68, SCR 36

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Senators Neal, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Gibbons, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 68

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing legendary coach and teacher James “Bud” Hurin.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were deeply saddened by the loss of beloved basketball coach and teacher James “Bud” Hurin on July 2, 2000; and

    Whereas, Bud Hurin was born in Minnesota on March 12, 1925, to Chester E. and Rose Bernice Hayes Embree; and

    Whereas, A teacher at Mineral County High School in Hawthorne and at Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Bud also coached football, baseball and track, but was most renowned for his basketball coaching abilities; and

    Whereas, Bud, known as a colorful character who always had a good story to tell, was considered a legend in Nevada high school basketball, winning 511 games as a coach at both Mineral County High School and Stewart Indian School; and

    Whereas, Teams coached by Bud at both schools won Class A state championships, in 1964 at Mineral County and in 1966 at Stewart; and

    Whereas, Bud taught the basics of basketball, believing that fundamentals won games, but was also an innovator in coaching, conducting studies that showed a basketball could be rolled across the court as fast as a regular pass could be thrown, enabling shorter players to maneuver the ball around much taller ones; and

    Whereas, Many basketball fans of that time remember the Braves of Stewart Indian School rolling the basketball down the court and scooping it up to make the basket before the taller players on the opposing team could get to it; and

    Whereas, As a teacher and coach, Bud had a significant impact on many young men who passed through Stewart Indian School, molding Native Americans from 26 different tribes from at least five different states into a basketball team that was considered one of the best in the state; and

    Whereas, Bud believed that the discipline he learned as a Marine got him through combat in the South Pacific during World War II, and used that discipline in his teaching and coaching; and

    Whereas, Bud was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3407 (File Number 68, SCR 36)ê

 

    Whereas, Bud Hurin is survived by three sons, Jude Hurin and Patrick Tobey, both of Carson City, and Alexander Hurin of North Carolina, two brothers, Gene of Wisconsin and Bob of Illinois, a sister, Virginia of St. Louis, and four grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Bud Hurin; and be it further

    Resolved, That James “Bud” Hurin will be missed by his former students, fellow coaches and teachers, family and friends; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Bud’s sons, Alexander, Jude and Patrick.

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FILE NUMBER 69, SJR 14

Senate Joint Resolution No. 14–Senators Titus, Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Manendo, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 69

 

Senate Joint RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to dedicate the Old Spanish Trail and the Antonio Armijo Route of the Old Spanish Trail as a National Historic Trail.

 

    Whereas, The Old Spanish Trail, which ran between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Los Angeles, California, was the first non-Native American trail to cross Nevada and remains the least known trail; and

    Whereas, Traders, couriers and emigrants en route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles followed Indian trails in blazing the Spanish Trail through Clark County; and

    Whereas, The journey of Antonio Armijo, a trader from New Mexico, through Nevada in 1829 and 1830 linked the historic 1776 routes of the Dominguez-Escalante expedition through Utah and the Garces’ exploration into Southern California and used a portion of the 1826 and 1827 routes of Jedediah Smith to California; and

    Whereas, Antonio Armijo was the first to link the interior of the Southwest with the California coast successfully, thus opening a commercial trade route, approximately 1,121 miles long, that functioned between 1829 and 1848 as the main artery connecting the interior to the coast which later became known as the Old Spanish Trail and is so named in modern literature; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3408 (File Number 69, SJR 14)ê

 

    Whereas, Captain John C. Fremont of the United States Corps of Topographic Engineers was commissioned in 1843 by the War Department to find and map the Oregon Trail, an assignment which he completed successfully; and

    Whereas, After documenting the Oregon Trail, Captain Fremont, in an effort to expand his government’s knowledge about California, pushed south through Northern Nevada into California; and

    Whereas, In 1844, Fremont sought the Spanish Trail to guide his party eastward from California and followed the trail through California and Nevada to his point of departure from Utah Lake the previous year; and

    Whereas, The route of the trail Fremont followed from California, which he named the Spanish Trail in the report of his expedition that he filed with the War Department, led him across Southern Nevada from Stump Spring to the Virgin River via Mountain Springs Pass, Blue Diamond, Las Vegas Springs and the Muddy River; and

    Whereas, This route was previously pioneered by traders from New Mexico who spoke Spanish, a fact used by Captain Fremont in designating the “Camino de California” or “Camino de Nuevo Mexico” as the Spanish Trail; and

    Whereas, Fremont’s report and map were so important to the plans of the United States for Western expansion that the United States Senate and House of Representatives each printed 10,000 copies of the report and map; and

    Whereas, Copies of the report and map were available to thousands of emigrants heading westward to California who came to know the route they followed as Fremont’s Spanish Trail; and

    Whereas, The pioneers who used Fremont’s route became familiar with the promising potential of Southern Nevada for settlement which led specifically to the founding of Las Vegas or “The Meadows,” whose name reflects its importance as a major camp site along the Spanish Trail; and

    Whereas, The Old Spanish Trail is the foundation of succeeding routes of transport and travel through Southern Nevada including the Mormon Road, portions of the routes of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad which succeeded it, and the Arrowhead Trail Highway and its successors U.S. Highway No. 91 and Interstate Highway No. 15; and

    Whereas, This historic route for travelers facilitated expansion of the boundaries of the United States to include New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California; and

    Whereas, The Spanish Trail was preferred by Kit Carson when carrying military dispatches in 1848 to Washington, D.C., which first brought news of gold at Sutter’s Fort and resulted in the Gold Rush of 1849; and

    Whereas, Information about this ancient route of trade and commerce is still limited, and much more can be learned about the Old Spanish Trail; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby urge the Congress of the United States to adopt legislation that dedicates the Old Spanish Trail and the Antonio Armijo Route of the Old Spanish Trail as a National Historic Trail; and be it further


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3409 (File Number 69, SJR 14)ê

 

    Resolved, That such a designation would help ensure the protection and interpretation of the Old Spanish Trail in a more consistent and coordinated manner, would encourage tourists to visit the communities, landscape features and other resources along the trail, would help visitors gain a better understanding of how a journey along the trail might have been more than 100 years ago, and would enhance and promote knowledge concerning the early settlers and explorers who emigrated and led expeditions to the Western United States; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 70, ACR 28

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Assemblymen Nolan, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Rawson, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 70

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing the American Heart Association and commending its community outreach program Operation Heartbeat.

 

    Whereas, The American Heart Association was established in 1924 by six cardiologists and is currently one of the world’s leading health organizations whose volunteers and supporters number more than 22 million people nationwide; and

    Whereas, The American Heart Association spent approximately $337 million during fiscal year 1999-2000 on research support, public and professional education, and community programs; and

    Whereas, The American Heart Association has given more than $1.8 billion to heart and blood vessel research in the past 50 years; and

    Whereas, Advances in cardiovascular and stroke research have improved the quality of life for millions of American men and women who have survived cardiovascular disease or stroke; and

    Whereas, Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in our nation; and

    Whereas, Over 1.5 million people suffer a heart attack each year as a result of cardiovascular disease; 480,000 Americans die each year as a result of complications from a heart attack; and 264,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3410 (File Number 70, ACR 28)ê

 

    Whereas, The American Heart Association formed the American Stroke Association in 1997, recognizing that stroke is the number three cause of death for American men and women, striking over 600,000 Americans each year; and

    Whereas, The majority of Americans are not aware of the risk factors or the warning signs of heart attack or stroke; and

    Whereas, Operation Heartbeat is a community-based program designed to decrease the number of deaths resulting from heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest by strengthening the Chain of Survival which is composed of four “links” which represent the sequence of events necessary to survive these health emergencies; and

    Whereas, The four “links” of the Chain of Survival are: Early Access, which requires recognition of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and placement of a 911 call; Early CPR, which is more likely to occur as more people are trained in administering this life-saving procedure; Early Defibrillation, which requires access to and training in the use of automated external defibrillators; and Early Advanced Care by medical professionals to stabilize the victim of a heart attack or cardiac arrest; and

    Whereas, The national survival rate from sudden cardiac death is only 2 to 5 percent but cities with a strong Chain of Survival have survival rates as high as 20 to 30 percent, and an estimated 50,000 lives could be saved each year if that same survival rate was nationwide; and

    Whereas, The American Heart Association has established an aggressive goal to decrease coronary heart disease, stroke and associated risk by 25 percent before the year 2010; and

    Whereas, A step toward this goal took place in Nevada on April 30, 2001, when the American Heart Association hosted a Legislative CPR Training Day to train legislators, constitutional officers and staff who can now contribute to the Chain of Survival by sharing their knowledge and experience with the general public; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada recognizes and commends the American Heart Association and applauds its community outreach program Operation Heartbeat.

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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3411ê

 

FILE NUMBER 71, ACR 29

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Assemblymen Price, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 71

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Speaker of the Assembly Paul W. May, Jr.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with profound sorrow the passing of former Speaker of the Assembly Paul W. May, Jr., on November 14, 2000; and

    Whereas, Paul W. May, Jr., was born on January 2, 1928, in the scenic mountain community of Hot Springs, Virginia, and moved to North Las Vegas in 1943; and

    Whereas, After graduation from Las Vegas High School, Paul May spent 3 years in the United States Army where he studied cryptography; and

    Whereas, Following his service in the military, Paul May built a career as a real estate agent and broker and as a lobbyist for the City of North Las Vegas; and

    Whereas, Paul May was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1966 and represented District 19 until 1984, addressing crime, tax relief and traffic as some of the major issues in Clark County; and

    Whereas, As Speaker of the Assembly in 1979, Paul May was responsible for a memorable moment at the end of the 1979 legislative session when he put a towel over the clock so Assembly members would not get paid for an extra day of per diem as the session moved past midnight, resulting in legislative histories describing that as the year the Assembly lasted 134 days and the Senate lasted 135 days, even though they both ended at the same time; and

    Whereas, Paul May chaired the Assembly Standing Committee on Taxation for 6 of the 10 regular sessions he served, and while he was Chairman in 1981, the Legislature approved the “tax shift” which lowered property taxes and raised sales taxes in reaction to a similar move in California, resulting in a reduction in Nevada’s property taxes to among the lowest in the nation; and

    Whereas, In 1986, Paul May was elected to his 10th and final term in the Assembly, and, because of his expertise in tax matters, became known as the “Father of Bullfrog County,” with his sponsorship of legislation in 1987 that was designed to obtain additional federal money for the State of Nevada; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3412 (File Number 71, ACR 29)ê

 

    Whereas, Paul’s commitment to his community is evidenced by his sponsorship of successful legislation to locate the first campus of the Community College of Southern Nevada in North Las Vegas and his appointments to the Clark County Commission in 1984 and the North Las Vegas City Council in 1985; and

    Whereas, Paul was actively involved in his community through his membership in numerous organizations, such as the Las Vegas Elks, American Legion, North Las Vegas Township Democratic Club, the Air Force Association and the Masons; and

    Whereas, As a resident of Nevada for 57 years, Paul’s love for this state, its past and present, led to his collection of Nevadiana and his fame as a known authority on Nevada history, particularly some of its fascinating, lesser-known details; and

    Whereas, Often referred to as a genuine “Virginia Gentleman” by his colleagues, Paul’s political leadership and character were noted by former Governor Mike O’Callaghan who remembered him as a “low-key leader who seldom, if ever, raised his voice” and “accomplished a great deal in the Assembly by example”; and

    Whereas, Paul W. May, Jr., is survived by a son, Paul W. May III, two daughters, April Phillips of North Las Vegas and Sandra Torres of Texas, and four grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Speaker of the Assembly Paul W. May, Jr.; and be it further

    Resolved, That Paul W. May, Jr., will not only be remembered as an Assemblyman who for 20 years displayed his dry wit and jovial nature, and for his willingness to do the unusual to get the work done, but will also be remembered as an elected official who dedicated his life to public service; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the children of Paul W. May, Jr.

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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3413ê

 

FILE NUMBER 72, ACR 30

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 72

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing distinguished legislative advocate, Richard L. Morgan.

 

    Whereas, Richard Linn Morgan was born in Grantsville, West Virginia, on March 22, 1928, to Amos and Mary Morgan, and grew up in Bridgeport, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Dick Morgan graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1946, having earned 11 letters during his 4 years in high school and becoming the first Bridgeport athlete to receive an athletic scholarship to West Virginia University; and

    Whereas, Dick Morgan played professional baseball as a pitcher with the Red Sox farm league system in the early 1950s, and pitched against many now legendary players, including Satchel Paige; and

    Whereas, Dick Morgan served twice in the United States Army, once in the occupation of Japan following World War II and again in 1952 when he was called back to duty during the Korean Conflict; and

    Whereas, In 1952 Dick Morgan married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Capet, and they lovingly raised two children, Randy Morgan, now a physician in Edmond, Oklahoma, and Kim Morgan, now Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel for the Nevada Legislature; and

    Whereas, Dick Morgan obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, and, in 1959, received his law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., while teaching high school history; and

    Whereas, His innate sense of civic pride, respect for the democratic process, and respect for others regardless of their race or religion instilled in him a ceaseless desire to assist in the development of meaningful public policy in this country resulting from honest and informed public debate of the issues; and

    Whereas, Upon graduation from law school, he combined his desire for excellence in public education and his skills in legal advocacy for 20 years as Associate Legal Counsel for the National Education Association in Washington, D.C., Associate Executive Director of the Florida Education Association, Executive Director of the Nevada State Education Association, and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Education Association; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3414 (File Number 72, ACR 30)ê

 

    Whereas, During his tenure with the National Education Association and the Florida Education Association, he worked tirelessly to achieve equal educational opportunities for children of all races and religions, and to facilitate the racial integration of public school systems; and

    Whereas, During his tenure as Executive Director of the Nevada Education Association he worked with the Nevada Legislature to create the nation’s first collective bargaining law that included binding arbitration, to enact Nevada’s “Fair Dismissal Law” for teachers, and to transform the Public Employees’ Retirement System into the financially viable benefit program that exists today; and

    Whereas, Whether he was representing the interests of public school children or private industry or consumers, throughout his career as a legislative advocate Dick Morgan was widely respected for his integrity and honesty; and

    Whereas, Dick Morgan enjoyed honorable competition, be it on a baseball field, golf course or in legislative halls, but his competitiveness was rarely at the expense of others, and his mild mannered and self-effacing demeanor was frequently punctuated with genuine encouragement for others to be true to themselves and rise to their own personal bests; and

    Whereas, Dick Morgan contributed a lifetime of wisdom, discernment and pragmatic idealism as a lobbyist, working diligently to provide legislators with facts and information to help shape good public policy, and steadfastly believing that most of those who serve as state legislators are honestly doing what they believe is in the best interests of their constituents and their state, and are thereby deserving of respect; and

    Whereas, While Dick Morgan’s career as a legislative advocate spanned 33 years and took him to 28 state legislatures, he was always proud to say that he found Nevada’s legislative system to be more open and accessible to the public than any other that he had encountered; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada lost an honorable man on December 11, 1999, but his legacy will continue with the memory of his deep desire to bring public respect and understanding to the legislative process and to the persons who serve their state as legislators; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Dick Morgan; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature honors the important contributions of Richard L. Morgan and finds inspiration in his singular example of coaching his pupils, his children, his colleagues, and legislators across this country to rise to their own personal bests; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dick Morgan’s loving wife of 47 years, Barbara Morgan.

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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3415ê

 

FILE NUMBER 73, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Assemblymen Lee, Perkins, Collins, Gustavson, Gibbons, Anderson, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Price, Tiffany and Von Tobel

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Rawson, Titus and Schneider

 

FILE NUMBER 73

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging the Nevada Congressional Delegation to support the release of property in Clark County controlled by the Bureau of Land Management for the development of a regional shooting sports park.

 

    Whereas, There is a growing need in Clark County for a safe, world-class shooting facility to be used by residents and visitors to educate recreational and competitive shooters and law enforcement personnel in the proper use of a wide variety of firearms, and to accommodate practice, recreational and competitive activities and events; and

    Whereas, There is an increased risk of injury or death because expanded commercial and residential development in the Las Vegas Valley, coupled with regulatory action making the discharge of firearms illegal in the developed areas of the valley, has forced sports shooters away from traditional shooting areas and into uncontrolled areas, where unsuspecting persons are hit by errant and unexpected shots; and

    Whereas, The development of the Clark County Wetlands Park has created a situation that will require the relocation of an existing archery range; and

    Whereas, The shooting range owned and operated by the North Las Vegas Police Department and the shooting range owned and operated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will also need to be relocated in the very near future; and

    Whereas, The potential closing of several public shooting clubs and the increased number of housing developments near long-standing shooting areas, raise increased public safety and environmental concerns; and

    Whereas, The increase in popularity of the various shooting sports and the growth in the population of the region is creating an even greater demand for a large, publicly operated and affordable shooting facility; and

    Whereas, The Clark County Department of Parks and Recreation is pursuing the development of a shooting facility that could be the host site for local, regional, national and international competitive events which would draw visitors to the area; and

    Whereas, Sports shooters, local law enforcement agencies, and various state, local and federal agencies support the development of a shooting range park in Clark County that would benefit local residents and visitors to Clark County; now, therefore, be it


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3416 (File Number 73, AJR 6)ê

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges the Nevada Congressional Delegation to support the release of 5,000 acres of property in Clark County controlled by the Bureau of Land Management for the development of a regional shooting sports park; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 74, SCR 37

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 74

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending a recipient of the 2001 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, Jennifer Johansson.

 

    Whereas, Jennifer Johansson, an esteemed resident of Reno and a student at Bishop Manogue High School, recently received national recognition for exemplary volunteer service as a recipient of the 2001 Prudential Spirit of Community Award; and

    Whereas, This prestigious award, presented by The Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities by showing personal initiative and leadership in providing volunteer service; and

    Whereas, Jennifer Johansson earned this award by giving generously of her time and energy to raise money to fight Iodine Deficiency Disorder, the leading cause of mental retardation among poor and uneducated people around the world; and

    Whereas, By demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities and outstanding service to her community, Jennifer Johansson serves as an inspiration and role model to the young people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend Jennifer Johansson for her leadership and initiative, and congratulate her for receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award; and be it further


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3417 (File Number 74, SCR 37)ê

 

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature commends Jennifer Johansson for her generosity of spirit and selfless endeavors in volunteering her time to the residents of her community and the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jennifer Johansson.

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FILE NUMBER 75, SCR 38

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 75

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former lobbyist Lee Smith.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with sadness the passing of Leland Geary Smith on September 12, 1999; and

    Whereas, Born on August 31, 1928, in Hayward, California, Leland Geary Smith lived in California until after his graduation from Stanford University, which followed his service in the United States Army during World War II; and

    Whereas, A resident of Nevada for over 40 years, Lee Smith had access and connections to people at all levels and in all locations throughout the state who trusted and supported him when he called on them to help with his countless campaigns and charitable causes; and

    Whereas, Lee Smith’s knowledge of politics, his great respect for the contribution mining has made in creating and sustaining Nevada and his deep conviction in promoting only what was in the best interest of the state created the combination that made him a well-known and respected lobbyist; and

    Whereas, From the beginning, in his work with the Nevada Mining Association, Lee Smith stressed the need for education of legislators, regulators and the general public to increase awareness of the importance of mining and its economic impact on this state, and to promote this understanding, he constantly prodded the mining industry to conduct tours of their facilities for both friends and foes of mining; and

    Whereas, Holding a deep commitment to the idea that persons in business and industry have knowledge and abilities that are valuable to young people throughout their school years, Lee Smith worked to create opportunities that would enable industry to contribute to the educational system of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Because of his strong belief in the important role of education in promoting industry and creating the best life possible for the residents of Nevada, Lee Smith was a strong supporter and active participant in the Mackay School of Mines, the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Desert Research Institute and the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and he also served on the President’s Advisory Board of the Community College of Southern Nevada; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3418 (File Number 75, SCR 38)ê

 

Mackay School of Mines, the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Desert Research Institute and the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and he also served on the President’s Advisory Board of the Community College of Southern Nevada; and

    Whereas, One of Lee Smith’s greatest contributions was his involvement in the founding and continuing development of the McCaw School of Mines in Henderson, an interactive learning center that seeks to spark in elementary school students an interest in and enthusiasm for the history and economic contributions of mining in Nevada and exposes them to the current and varied employment opportunities in the industry of mining; and

    Whereas, Lee Smith has been memorialized by a mine named in his honor at the AngloGold Jerritt Canyon Joint Venture site, and is survived by his sons, John, Steve and Sean, all of Reno, a brother, Jack, of Hayward, and two grandsons; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Leland Geary Smith; and be it further

    Resolved, That Lee Smith will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his positive outlook on life and his genuine interest in each person he met, as well as for his contributions in joining the worlds of politics, industry and education in the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Lee Smith’s sons, John, Steve and Sean Smith.

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FILE NUMBER 76, SJR 2

Senate Joint Resolution No. 2–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 76

 

SENATE Joint RESOLUTION—Expressing opposition to the designation of a national monument by the President of the United States without obtaining the approval of each state and local government in which the national monument is located.

 

    Whereas, The provisions of 16 U.S.C. §§ 431, 432 and 433, commonly referred to as the Antiquities Act of 1906, authorize the President of the United States to designate national monuments without the approval of Congress or any state or local government in which the national monument is located; and

    Whereas, As part of designating a national monument pursuant to those provisions, the President of the United States may reserve parcels of public land to ensure the appropriate care and management of the national monument, and the reservation of that public land must be confined to the smallest area compatible with that care and management; and

    Whereas, The designation of a national monument is often a subject of controversy because the public lands that are included within the designation are withdrawn from the public domain, thereby restricting activities such as mining, ranching and recreation which provide an economic benefit to state and local governments in which the national monument is located; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3419 (File Number 76, SJR 2)ê

 

    Whereas, Decisions concerning the use and management of public lands within a state should be decided by the residents of that state acting through their state and local representatives; and

    Whereas, The unilateral designation of a national monument by the President of the United States does not create beneficial partnerships between states and the Federal Government concerning the management of public lands within those states, instead, such a designation serves to create enmity and to limit the ability of a state to manage its water resources and the ability of state and local governments to develop plans for conservation or otherwise participate in managing those public lands; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby opposes the designation of a national monument by the President of the United States without obtaining the approval of each state and local government in which the national monument is located; and be it further

    Resolved, That the President of the United States is hereby urged to refrain from designating a national monument or from withdrawing public lands from the public domain to create a national monument without obtaining such approval; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 77, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Committee on Health and Human Services

 

FILE NUMBER 77

 

ASSEMBLY Concurrent RESOLUTION—Directing the Legislative Committee on Health Care to conduct an interim study concerning the development of a system for reporting medical errors.

 

    Whereas, At least 44,000 persons die each year in hospitals in the United States from preventable medical errors, making preventable medical errors a leading cause of death in this country, exceeding the number of deaths attributable to motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer or AIDS; and

    Whereas, In addition to the unfortunate consequences suffered by many patients and families as a result of preventable medical errors, the direct and indirect costs borne by the nation as a result of preventable medical errors, including, without limitation, higher expenditures for health care, lost productivity, costs related to disabilities and costs for personal care, are approximately $17 billion annually; and

    Whereas, Establishing a reporting system for medical errors is an effective way to improve the safety of patients in this state and reduce the number of preventable medical errors that occur in this state by gathering sufficient information about medical errors from multiple sources to attempt to understand the factors that contribute to the errors and then using this information to prevent the recurrence of such errors throughout the health care system; now, therefore, be it


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3420 (File Number 77, ACR 7)ê

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Legislative Committee on Health Care is hereby directed to appoint a subcommittee to conduct an interim study concerning the development of a system for reporting medical errors in this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the study must include, without limitation:

    1.  A determination of what constitutes:

    (a) A medical error;

    (b) An outcome that is detrimental to a patient; and

    (c) A medical error that causes an outcome which is detrimental to a patient.

    2.  A comprehensive evaluation of:

    (a) Systems for reporting medical errors that are designed to:

         (1) Inform patients of the occurrence of medical errors that cause outcomes which are detrimental to patients;

         (2) Ensure that preventable medical errors are not systematically repeated; and

         (3) Encourage medical institutions to improve the safety of their patients;

    (b) Whether such a system should be established in this state;

    (c) Effective manners in which the system may impose mandatory reporting of medical errors;

    (d) Methods for ensuring that information reported to the system concerning the identity of a specific patient or medical professional remains confidential to encourage the reporting of medical errors and to ensure that the system does not encourage blaming an individual medical professional for a medical error;

    (e) The proper use of the information that is reported to the system, including, without limitation, whether standards should be established for using the information to prevent or reduce preventable medical errors;

    (f) Which medical and other related facilities, medical professionals and pharmacies should be required to report information concerning medical errors to the system;

    (g) Whether sanctions should be imposed on a medical professional who fails to comply with the reporting requirements of the system; and

    (h) The relationship between medical errors and the licensing of medical professionals, and the manner in which the system may be coordinated with the licensing of medical professionals to reduce medical errors.

    3.  The use of the report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System that was released by the Institute of Medicine in November, 1999; and be it further

    Resolved, That no action may be taken by the subcommittee on recommended legislation unless it receives a majority vote of the Senators on the subcommittee and a majority vote of the Assemblymen on the subcommittee; and be in further

    Resolved, That the Legislative Committee on Health Care shall submit a report of the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation to the 72nd session of the Nevada Legislature.

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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3421ê

 

FILE NUMBER 78, ACR 32

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 32–Assemblymen Arberry, Anderson, Angle, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Neal, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 78

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman and civil rights leader Woodrow Wilson.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were deeply saddened by the death on December 25, 1999, of former Assemblyman Woodrow Wilson; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson was born in Morton, Mississippi, on August 28, 1915, and moved to Las Vegas in 1942; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson graduated from Piney Woods Junior College in Mississippi in 1934, after working his way through school by playing semiprofessional baseball; and

    Whereas, After arriving in Las Vegas, Woodrow Wilson began working for American Potash and Chemical Corporation, now Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation, and was employed there for 38 years, retiring as a foreman; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson served as President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was appointed in 1957 to serve as Chairman of the Nevada State Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and

    Whereas, In 1966, Woodrow Wilson was elected to the Assembly, becoming the first African American to be elected to the Nevada Legislature; and

    Whereas, As a Legislator for three terms, Woodrow Wilson was credited with pushing through the Nevada Fair Housing Law that outlawed discriminatory practices in the sale of homes, and he helped pass legislation that mandated fair employment practices, vocational education and improved benefits for injured workers; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson served as Chairman of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission and was a member of the Nevada State Commission on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, Clark County Commission, Clark County Economic Opportunity Board, Executive Board of the Boulder Dam Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Kiwanis Club and Board of Trustees of the United Way of Clark County; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson was honored in 1971 as a Distinguished Nevadan by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and in 1982, he received the Jack of Hearts award, which recognizes outstanding service to the Republican Party and the community; and


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    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson was the co-founder of the Westside Federal Credit Union and worked as its treasurer-manager for 42 years, remaining on its Board of Directors until his death; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson’s daughter JoAnn Conners paid tribute to her father by describing him as “a civil rights leader, freedom fighter, community leader, bank founder and equal rights organizer”; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson gained the admiration and respect of Nevadans for his lifelong commitment to the protection of equal rights of all Americans, regardless of color; and

    Whereas, Woodrow Wilson is survived by his wife, Addie Mae, son, Carl Wilson, daughters, JoAnn Conners, Rose Berry, Janice Murray, Casandra Berry and Stephanie Lowery, all of Las Vegas, sister, Ollie Savage of Hawthorne, California, brother, O’Dell Nicholes of Las Vegas, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature note the loss of Assemblyman Woodrow Wilson with profound sorrow; and be it further

    Resolved, That Woodrow Wilson will long be remembered as a man who fought hard for equal justice for all and dedicated his life to helping Blacks throughout the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Woodrow Wilson’s loving wife, Addie Mae.

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FILE NUMBER 79, ACR 33

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Assemblymen Bache, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Beers, Berman,  Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Shaffer, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 79

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating May 20 through May 26, 2001, as U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Navy Armed Guard Remembrance Week.

 

    Whereas, The U.S. Merchant Marine has faithfully served our country in times of war and peace, transporting troops, weaponry, supplies and equipment to every corner of the world; and

    Whereas, The Merchant Marine has helped win wars and maintain peace by providing necessary materials, food and supplies to assist many other nations in rebuilding their countries and economies; and


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    Whereas, During World War II, the Merchant Marine transported troops and delivered 75 percent of all military equipment and supplies to battle fronts throughout the world in the face of attacks by the enemy and violent seas, without the benefit of sonar equipment to enable them to detect the enemy; and

    Whereas, Of the relatively small volunteer force of about 250,000 during World War II, at least 8,651 Merchant Mariners were killed at sea, over 11,000 were wounded with 1,100 dying from wounds, and 604 were taken as prisoners of war of whom 61 died in POW camps; and

    Whereas, For their heroic efforts during World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized the Merchant Mariners as an essential part of the history of the country’s sea power and said the Mariners “have written one of its most brilliant chapters. They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and dangerous job ever undertaken. As time goes on, there will be greater public understanding of our merchant’s fleet record during this war”; and

    Whereas, The U.S. Navy Armed Guard was established to protect the Merchant Marine ships from enemy ships, aircraft and submarines by providing gunnery protection and communication services; and

    Whereas, Many of the members of the Navy Armed Guard had never seen the ocean before being assigned to a Merchant Marine ship, yet they served side-by-side with the Mariners under difficult and extremely dangerous circumstances, often without a doctor on board the ship; and

    Whereas, The U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard worked as a team to provide a vital link between our fighting forces overseas and the home front, each suffering one of the highest ratios of death among the armed services in World War II, with many being lost at sea, their fates unknown; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Legislature does hereby designate May 20 through May 26, 2001, as U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Navy Armed Guard Remembrance Week; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature encourages all Nevadans to join in this observance, to coincide with National Maritime Day on May 22; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Bill Erin, Secretary of the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans, for appropriate distribution to all Nevada media and interested organizations.

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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3424ê

 

FILE NUMBER 80, SCR 39

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 39–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 80

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of permanent, non-Indian settlements in Dayton, Genoa and Carson City, Nevada.

 

    Whereas, In 1851, the western portion of the Utah Territory that now encompasses Carson City and Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties saw the beginnings of the first settlements by courageous pioneers adventuring west to explore the frontiers of America and find new places to make their fortunes or raise their families; and

    Whereas, This area of the present State of Nevada has a history rich with the stories of prospectors, traders and settlers who came in search of their dreams and stayed to brave the cold winters and arid summers to make Nevada their home; and

    Whereas, The Town of Dayton traces its history to 1849 with the discovery of gold at the mouth of Gold Canyon by Abner Blackburn, who was forced to leave when provisions ran low but whose discovery brought other fortune seekers who would stay in the area and build their lives on the Comstock; and

    Whereas, During the winter of 1850, James “Old Virginny” Finney lived in his make-shift shelter at the mouth of Gold Canyon and by the spring of 1851 was joined by as many as 200 miners who settled in the area which became known as Hall’s Station because the residents were supplied by the trading post built by Spafford Hall of Indiana; and

    Whereas, Hall’s Station, grew and prospered, became known as Chinatown because of the many Chinese who lived there and worked the placer claims in the canyon, and in 1861, it became the first county seat of Lyon County and was renamed Dayton in honor of John Day who laid out the town and later became Surveyor General of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The Town of Genoa traces its history back to 1848 when it was an early campsite on the Emigrant Trail to California and 1850 when its first permanent structures, a roofless log enclosure and corral, were built; and

    Whereas, In 1851, John Reese and 16 other men arrived in present-day Genoa with 13 wagons to build a permanent trading post, known first as Reese’s Station and later as Mormon Station, that led to the settlement of the town which became the nucleus of a small farming population; and


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    Whereas, In 1854, this settlement, renamed Genoa in 1855, was proclaimed the seat of Carson County, Utah Territory, and, with the organization of the Nevada Territory in 1861, was established as the county seat of Douglas County, a position it retained until 1916; and

    Whereas, Carson City was first established in 1851 as Eagle Station, a trading post and small ranch on the Carson Branch of the Emigrant Trail, and was settled over the next few years by Mormon colonizers who were called back to Salt Lake City by Brigham Young in 1857; and

    Whereas, In 1858, Abraham Curry and several business partners bought Eagle Station, laid out the town and named it in honor of John C. Fremont’s most celebrated frontier scout, Kit Carson; and

    Whereas, With the discovery of the Comstock Lode the following year, Carson City was brought to life as a freight and transportation center and, true to the prediction of Abraham Curry albeit with some shrewd political maneuvering on his part, was selected as the territorial capital in 1861 and was confirmed as the state capital when Nevada was granted statehood in 1864; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby recognize the 150th anniversary of the establishment of permanent, non-Indian settlements in Dayton, Genoa and Carson City and applaud the efforts of those who are working to honor the memory of the traders, explorers and prospectors who led the way, and the men and women who followed, to work the mines, plant crops, raise livestock and raise families in what is now the great State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of Nevada are urged to join in the celebrations as our history is remembered and relived during Dayton Founder’s Day: Dayton’s 150th Birthday Party, honoring pioneer women, to be held May 26 and 27, 2001, the events leading up to and the grand finale of Genoa’s Sesquicentennial Celebration to be held on June 3 and 4, 2001, and the many events held annually in Carson City that recognize its unique history; and be it further

    Resolved, That these celebrations renew our pride in the state we call home and rekindle in each of us the spirit of adventure and courage that is the legacy left to us by these first settlers; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee, the Dayton Historic Society and the Carson City Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

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FILE NUMBER 81, SCR 40

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40– Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 81

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Declaring that certain regulations to which the Legislative Commission has objected will not become effective.

 

    Whereas, At the general election in 1996, the voters approved and ratified an amendment to section 1 of article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada that authorized the Legislature to nullify any regulation adopted by an executive agency which binds persons outside the agency; and


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    Whereas, The Legislative Commission has carefully considered each regulation described in this resolution and has determined that each such regulation fails to conform to the statutory authority pursuant to which it was adopted or to carry out the intent of the Legislature in granting that authority and therefore should not become effective; and

    Whereas, In accordance with the provisions of NRS 233B.0675, the Legislature may, not later than the final day of this session, declare that any regulation to which the Legislative Commission has objected not become effective; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That in accordance with the provisions of NRS 233B.0675, the Legislature hereby declares that the regulation adopted by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (LCB File No. R172-99), concerning the recovery of past costs of certain public utilities, to which the Legislative Commission objected on March 13, 2000, as failing to conform to the statutory authority pursuant to which it was adopted and to carry out the intent of the Legislature in granting that authority will not become effective; and be it further

    Resolved, That in accordance with the provisions of NRS 233B.0675, the Legislature hereby declares that the regulation of the Public Employees’ Benefits Program (LCB File No. R100-00), concerning the option of large groups of participants to leave the program and obtain group insurance from another source, to which the Legislative Commission objected on April 17, 2001, as failing to conform to the statutory authority pursuant to which it was adopted and to carry out the intent of the Legislature in granting that authority will not become effective; and be it further

    Resolved, That in accordance with the provisions of NRS 233B.0675, the Legislature hereby declares that the regulation of the State Environmental Commission (LCB File No. R104‑00), concerning water quality standards for the Walker River and Walker Lake, to which the Legislative Commission objected on April 17, 2001, as failing to conform to the statutory authority pursuant to which it was adopted and to carry out the intent of the Legislature in granting that authority will not become effective; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, the Chairman of the Board of the Public Employees’ Benefits Program, the Chairman of the State Environmental Commission and the Secretary of State.

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FILE NUMBER 82, SCR 41

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Brown, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 82

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing May 9, 2001, as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Day.

 

    Whereas, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disorder characterized by memory loss, language deterioration, poor judgment and indifferent attitude, but preserved motor function; and

    Whereas, Approximately 4 million Americans now suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, including approximately 1 in every 10 persons over 65 years of age and nearly half of those persons over 85 years of age; and

    Whereas, At the current rate of incidence, it is estimated that 14 million Americans will be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease by the middle of this century; and

    Whereas, A person with Alzheimer’s disease will live an average of 8 years and may live as long as 20 years or more after the onset of symptoms; and

    Whereas, More than 7 out of 10 persons with Alzheimer’s disease live at home, with care being provided by family and friends; and

    Whereas, At some point, an Alzheimer’s victim will require 24-hour care, including assistance with such daily activities as eating, grooming and toileting; and

    Whereas, It has been estimated that expenses for the diagnosis, care and treatment of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease amount to at least $100 billion each year; and

    Whereas, Much of the amount necessary for the care and treatment of Alzheimer’s patients is not compensated by Medicare, including the cost of most prescription drugs and long-term care; and

    Whereas, Alzheimer’s disease is the third most expensive illness in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer; and

    Whereas, Statistics show that if scientists can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by just 5 years, the number of persons contracting the disease can be reduced by half, thus saving this country billions of dollars in healthcare costs; and

    Whereas, While a cure for Alzheimer’s disease has yet to be found, the Food and Drug Administration just recently approved a new drug for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of this disease, with the brand name Reminyl, which helps to improve the cognitive performance and daily functioning of patients; and


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    Whereas, The Alzheimer’s Association, through its national network of more than 200 chapters, provides support to patients, families and caregivers, educates both the general public and health professionals about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and supports research endeavors with the hope of finding a cure; and

    Whereas, The Northern Nevada Chapter and Southern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provide support to an estimated 35,000 persons with Alzheimer’s disease in this state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature is committed to creating a greater public understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and to supporting the need for continued research; and be it further

    Resolved, That May 9, 2001, is hereby recognized as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Day.

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FILE NUMBER 83, ACR 10

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 83

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging the Department of Human Resources to review the federal Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 to determine the feasibility of amending the state plan for Medicaid to create a new Medicaid eligibility group for young adults who have “aged out” of foster care.

 

    Whereas, Each year, more than 20,000 young adults across the country are discharged from the foster care system upon reaching 18 years of age; and

    Whereas, These young adults face tremendous challenges and financial difficulties in coping with their transition from foster care to independent living; and

    Whereas, The majority of those young adults do not receive the family support typically given to persons entering adulthood; and

    Whereas, In addition, many of young adults leaving foster care at 18 years of age do not have employment through which they may obtain health care coverage if they become ill, have an accident or fall victim to violence; and

    Whereas, A 1995 report of the General Accounting Office indicates that studies have shown that children in foster care suffer more frequent and more serious medical, developmental and psychological problems than most other groups of children; and

    Whereas, While in foster care, most of these children were eligible for Medicaid or other governmental health care programs, but upon reaching 18 years of age, they lose this coverage; and

    Whereas, Therefore, many young adults who leave foster care at 18 years of age have significant and continuing health problems but often only have limited access to adequate health care and mental health services; and

    Whereas, The bipartisan federal Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 offers an opportunity for states to assist these young adults until they are 21 years of age and in a better position to provide their own health care coverage; and


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    Whereas, The Act provides considerable flexibility to states desiring to offer health care coverage to this group of young adults between 18 and 21 years of age; and

    Whereas, Because this state is responsible for the nonfederal share of Medicaid payments, a determination of the cost of such a new eligibility group must be made; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges the Department of Human Resources to review the federal Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, and to determine the feasibility of amending the State Medicaid Plan to create a new Medicaid eligibility group for young adults who have “aged out” of foster care; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Director of the Department of Human Resources.

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FILE NUMBER 84, SCR 42

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 42–Senators Titus, Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Oceguera, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 84

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Proclaiming September 15 through September 21, 2001, as Nevada Mediation Week.

 

    Whereas, The resolution of disputes can be divisive, costly, time-consuming and complex when achieved through litigation and formal court proceedings in which parties are adversaries and subject to formalized procedures; and

    Whereas, Many persons desire alternatives to contentious litigation conducted in the traditional setting of a courtroom; and

    Whereas, Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows each party an opportunity to present his or her side of a dispute and, with the help of a trained, impartial mediator, reach mutually satisfying solutions; and

    Whereas, Mediation offers an option for businesses, consumers, families, landlords and tenants, neighborhoods and others to resolve conflicts in an expeditious and cost-effective manner, as well as in a manner that may preserve the relationship of the parties; and

    Whereas, The Mediators of Southern Nevada, Inc., and the Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition recognize members of their communities for their peace making efforts; now, therefore, be it


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    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby proclaim the week of September 15 through September 21, 2001, as Nevada Mediation Week; and be it further

    Resolved, That this special week be recognized throughout Nevada with celebrations of peace making efforts to remind our residents of the productive and satisfying options that mediation services provide, and to encourage participation in this problem-solving alternative; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Mediators of Southern Nevada, Inc.

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FILE NUMBER 85, SCR 43

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 43–Senators Rawson, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parks, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 85

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Supporting the construction and operation of a performing arts center in Southern Nevada.

 

    Whereas, For more than 5 years, several groups in the Las Vegas Valley have sought support for the construction and operation of an upscale performing arts center to be built in or near the City of Las Vegas; and

    Whereas, Supporters of this initiative propose that such a state-of-the-art facility would bring top-notch theater, opera and concert performances to the Las Vegas area, thereby encouraging further economic and cultural development in Southern Nevada and fostering an appreciation of and support for the performing arts in the community; and

    Whereas, Local government officials and community leaders believe that the construction and operation of a performing arts center should be both a public and private partnership, with the private sector and local government providing substantial monetary support for the development, operation and maintenance of the facility, and public sources providing money for the construction of the facility; and

    Whereas, The groups proposing the performing arts center have set forth the following goals and objectives, the accomplishment of which they believe will serve as evidence of substantial support for the center:

    1.  Commitment, at no cost to the State of Nevada, of a suitable and prominent site for the construction of the performing arts center; and


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    2.  Commitment from private and local sources, at no cost to the State of Nevada, of sufficient funds and services to ensure that the performing arts center will be operated and maintained without any need for subsidies or appropriations from the state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby support the construction and operation of a performing arts center in Southern Nevada which will encourage further economic and cultural development in the Las Vegas Valley; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the Legislature commend the local government officials and community leaders for their efforts thus far in bringing a performing arts center to the residents of and visitors to Southern Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the accomplishment of the goals and objectives set forth by the groups proposing the performing arts center will demonstrate that the supporters of this initiative are ready to move forward and seek a public means for funding the construction of the center, including, for example, the sale of revenue bonds; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Don Snyder, a member of the Las Vegas Performing Arts Center Foundation Board and an ardent supporter of this initiative.

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FILE NUMBER 86, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Assemblyman Dini

 

Joint Sponsor: Senator Amodei

 

FILE NUMBER 86

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Expressing support for projects for economic development at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center.

 

    Whereas, Many rural counties in Nevada currently suffer from a decline in existing tax revenue, resulting in poorly maintained roads, antiquated water systems, and underfunded schools and police and fire departments; and

    Whereas, The horizon, nevertheless, looks bright for two Nevada counties because a new project promises many benefits and opportunities; and

    Whereas, The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center is a large industrial and business development under construction in Storey and Lyon counties; and

    Whereas, The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center will generate millions of dollars in new tax revenue per year for Storey County and the State of Nevada, and will employ thousands of workers thereby benefiting the overall economy of the state; and

    Whereas, The developers of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center have invested a substantial amount of money to develop the infrastructure required for the construction and operation of the center; and

    Whereas, The power generation plant under construction at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center will provide a new resource for power in this state and help to avoid shortages of power in Northern Nevada; and


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    Whereas, The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center is working with The Nature Conservancy to develop a 400-acre, 5-mile-long nature preserve on the McCarran Ranch property which currently provides habitat for many species of wildlife and over 125 species of birds, thereby enabling The Nature Conservancy to restore the area to its full ecological potential; and

    Whereas, The developers of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center are working with the Department of Transportation to develop the Interstate Highway No. 80 Interchange and State Route No. 805 that will connect Interstate Highway No. 80 and U.S. Highway 50 and will donate the right of way for the construction of State Route No. 805; and

    Whereas, The construction of the Interstate Highway No. 80 Interchange and State Route No. 805 will help to ensure that the economic benefits resulting from the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Storey County will inure as well to the economic benefit of Carson City and Lyon County; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, The Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature commends Storey County and the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center for their leadership in helping to diversify the economy of this state and create a substantial number of jobs in Northern Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature supports the efforts of Storey County and the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center to develop additional capacity for the generation of energy in Northern Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature commends the developers of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center for their vision and commitment to the economic development of this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature commends the efforts of the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County, the Commission on Economic Development and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada for their support of projects for economic development at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny Guinn, Lieutenant Governor Lorraine Hunt, each member of the Commission on Economic Development and each member of the Board of County Commissioners of Storey County.

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FILE NUMBER 87, SJR 1

Senate Joint Resolution No. 1–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 87

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources

 

Senate Joint RESOLUTION—Expressing the support of the Nevada Legislature for an amendment to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to require the identification, mapping and recognition of certain rights of way across land administered by the Federal Government.

 

    Whereas, The provisions of section 8 of the Act of July 26, 1866, 14 Stat. 251, formerly codified as Section 2477 of the Revised Statutes, expressly granted rights of way for the construction of highways over unreserved public lands administered by the Federal Government; and

    Whereas, Although the provisions of R.S. 2477 were repealed by the enactment of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Congress explicitly recognized the continued validity of those rights of way in subsection (a) of section 701 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; and

    Whereas, The Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service have failed to recognize the validity of those rights of way; and

    Whereas, The costs for a person individually to file a lawsuit to identify and establish such a right of way are prohibitive; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Miners and Prospectors Association has proposed an amendment to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; and

    Whereas, If enacted, the proposed amendment will require the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to:

    1.  Contract with each state that has enacted legislation recognizing those rights of way to provide for the identification and mapping of the rights of way within the boundaries of the state; and

    2.  Recognize those rights of way for all purposes under federal law; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their support for the amendment to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 proposed by the Nevada Miners and Prospectors Association; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Resources, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 88, SCR 18

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities

 

FILE NUMBER 88

 

SENATE Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging and encouraging various persons, organizations, agencies, governmental entities and educational institutions to take certain actions to promote school safety and reduce juvenile violence.

 

    Whereas, Children are extremely important members of our society and they will greatly influence our future; and

    Whereas, We have a duty to ensure the safety and welfare of children so that each child may realize his or her full potential and each child, as well as society, may benefit from that realization; and

    Whereas, The safety and welfare of children in this state are threatened by destructive violence that occurs in their homes, schools and communities; and

    Whereas, Although schools are generally one of the safest locations for children, recent tragedies involving juvenile violence at schools serve as a reminder that violence occurs at schools, as well as in homes and communities, and that children may be perpetrators, as well as victims, of violence; and

    Whereas, Violence that occurs in schools and communities is a serious and complicated problem that requires a comprehensive and multifaceted approach, which involves participation from the entire community, including, without limitation, individuals, pupils, parents, educators, organizations, businesses and governmental agencies, to address the problem; and

    Whereas, The Commission on School Safety and Juvenile Violence, which was created by the Nevada Legislature pursuant to Assembly Bill No. 686 of the 1999 Legislative Session, conducted several meetings and received a large amount of information concerning various methods of promoting school safety and reducing juvenile violence, and such information may be used to devise a comprehensive approach to address the problem of violence in the schools and communities in this state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Board of Trustees of each school district to consider establishing, in full or in part, the 10 exemplary programs, which are listed in the “Blueprints for Violence Prevention” compiled by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder and which have proven to be successful in deterring violence, delinquency and substance abuse among children; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada encourages communities to establish and support innovative community-based efforts that are designed to prevent school and juvenile violence and that include, without limitation, participation from businesses, concerned citizens, local nonprofit organizations and school districts; and be it further


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    Resolved, That such community-based efforts encouraged by the Legislature of the State of Nevada include, without limitation, the “Safe Schools Project,” which is operated by the Clark County Education Association and which provides presentations, training and outreach to the community to address and prevent juvenile violence; and be it further

    Resolved, That such community-based efforts encouraged by the Legislature of the State of Nevada also include, without limitation, the “Hands are Not for Hurting” program established in Salem, Oregon, which includes a campaign to raise community awareness of violence and which requests that businesses, parents, pupils and other members of the community make a pledge of nonviolence; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada expresses its renewed support of community efforts to restrict the accessibility of firearms to juveniles and encourages communities in this state to organize such efforts, including, without limitation, the “Operation Cease Fire” program in Boston, Massachusetts, which has successfully disrupted the distribution of firearms within the communities in Boston by making prosecutions for offenses relating to firearms a priority and by suppressing the possession of firearms in areas with a large concentration of gang activity; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges law enforcement agencies to enforce existing state and federal laws concerning firearms; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges local law enforcement agencies and the Board of Trustees of each school district to collaborate to find funding for a pilot program in each school district to help prevent the organization of gangs and gang activity at schools and in the community; and be it further

    Resolved, That such antigang pilot programs may be based upon existing programs, including, without limitation, the “Drug Abuse Resistance Education” program, otherwise known as “D.A.R.E.,” and the “Gang Resistance Education and Training” program, otherwise known as “G.R.E.A.T.,” which both use law enforcement officers to teach pupils skills for resolving conflicts without violence and skills for resisting involvement in gangs; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges local law enforcement agencies and the Board of Trustees of each school district to work with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to develop training programs for preventing the organization of gangs and gang activity in schools and communities; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges each school to establish or expand programs that provide peer mediation of problems among pupils and to involve pupils in the promotional and recruiting aspects of such programs; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges each school to establish or expand a peer hotline for pupils to call and discuss anonymously with their peers issues that are important to the pupils; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges each school to establish a network program for parents of pupils, such as the program used at various schools in Clark County, which requires each parent who participates in the network to sign a pledge stating that all activities hosted by the parent will be supervised by an adult and will be free of alcohol, drugs and weapons; and be it further


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by the parent will be supervised by an adult and will be free of alcohol, drugs and weapons; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Board of Trustees of each school district to establish or expand programs that address child abuse and neglect and that include, without limitation, community awareness of child abuse and neglect, training for early detection of child abuse and neglect, and treatment options for both perpetrators and victims of child abuse and neglect; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the local Department of Family, Youth and Juvenile Services in each judicial district in which such a department has been established, and each agency that provides similar services in other judicial districts which do not have such a department, to establish programs specifically designed for parents whose children are beginning to demonstrate warning signs of violence or who are involved in the juvenile justice system so that those parents have access to such beneficial services before their children have actually committed violent acts; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Board of Trustees of each school district and the governing body of each charter school and private school to address the problem of bullying by pupils at schools; and be it further

    Resolved, That the approaches used to address the problem of bullying at schools may include, without limitation, working with local nonprofit agencies to provide training to staff members and other adults working at a school to address the problem of bullying at school, placing additional adults on school campuses and playgrounds at certain times, encouraging parental participation at school activities, and clarifying the roles of persons who volunteer at schools and school activities so that persons who are not employees of the school district are not improperly placed in supervisory positions; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Department of Education to carry out fully and to offer training to educators concerning the key components of Assembly Bill No. 521 of the 1999 legislative session which addresses school discipline; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Board of Trustees of each school district to define properly the roles of school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers and to inform parents and pupils of those roles so that pupils may seek academic guidance, personal advice or general assistance from the appropriate person; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada encourages the continuing efforts of the Board of Trustees of each school district, within the state budget process, to employ additional professionals and school support staff, including, without limitation, school psychologists, school nurses and school counselors for secondary grades, who may assist with providing services to pupils who have exhibited signs of violence or delinquency; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada encourages the continuing efforts of the Board of Trustees of each school district, within the state budget process, to request special funding for counselors in elementary schools to assist in providing pupils with services for early prevention of violence and for early intervention in cases involving violence; and be it further


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violence and for early intervention in cases involving violence; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Board of Trustees of each school district to employ licensed social workers at each school where counselors are needed because licensed social workers offer unique services for the prevention of violence and for intervention in cases involving violence, and are able to assist pupils and their families obtain support services in the community; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Department of Education to determine the best ratio for the number of pupils per licensed social worker, and to consider using the ratio of pupils per counselor set forth in the accreditation standards of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Board of Trustees of each school district to consider using the assistance of the universities and community colleges in this state to address the problem of school violence, including, without limitation, using the services of students of social work and trainees in social work; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges each school to provide activities, such as school assemblies and dances, that promote nonviolence and which may include, without limitation, entertainment, motivational speakers and law enforcement officers, and to involve pupils in organizing such activities; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges each school to offer a wide variety of after-school programs that keep pupils occupied during periods when crimes are most likely to occur and that foster the pupils’ involvement and interest in productive hobbies and activities; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada encourages each local Chamber of Commerce to establish or expand programs, such as job shadowing, that provide pupils with the opportunity to spend valuable time with adults in the workplace; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges each school and community to establish or expand mentoring programs that place a caring adult mentor with a child and that provide services, including, without limitation, tutoring for the child, personal support for the child and support to the family of the child; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Board of Trustees of each school district to incorporate in its school curriculum the assets-building approach to teaching, which helps identify the positive aspects of the life of a pupil and provides a framework for nurturing and building upon those positive aspects; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the employees of each school to participate in continuing education that encompasses the assets-building approach to teaching and the methods for identifying factors that indicate when a pupil is at risk of exhibiting violent or delinquent behavior; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the University and Community College System of Nevada to include in its curriculum for training teachers the assets-building approach to teaching, and to provide training concerning the methods of identifying factors that indicate when a pupil is at risk of exhibiting violent or delinquent behavior; and be it further


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indicate when a pupil is at risk of exhibiting violent or delinquent behavior; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada urges the Department of Education to adopt standards for evaluating the effectiveness of programs that are currently used throughout this state to reduce school violence so that resources may be applied only to effective programs; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to each public school and private school in this state, and each university and college in the University and Community College System of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 89, SCR 44

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Hettrick, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 89

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing prominent Nevada rancher Brooks Park.

 

    Whereas, On January 27, 2000, the residents of Nevada were saddened by the loss of Brooks Park, a third-generation Nevadan and patriarch of a prominent Carson Valley ranching family; and

    Whereas, Brooks Park was born in Reno on August 31, 1912, attended Douglas County schools and graduated from the University of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Unity and David Brooks Park journeyed from Canada to Nevada, arriving in Mottsville in 1863, before Nevada became a state, and began ranching in the valley, while running a large dairy operation at Lake Tahoe in the summers; and

    Whereas, Brooks Park, their grandson, carried on the legacy of his pioneering family by prospering and living off the land, passing that legacy on to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and

    Whereas, In 1896, the Park family purchased Friday’s Station, which had served as a stage line for Wells Fargo Express and the Pony Express, and which was known for the finest hunting and fishing in the Lake Tahoe area; and

    Whereas, In 1965, at the site of Friday’s Station, Brooks Park had the vision to create Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, which is now known as a world-class golf course with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains, and which was rated by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Courses”; and


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    Whereas, In 1935, Brooks Park formed the Park Cattle Company and continued to expand on his land holdings, becoming the largest property owner in Douglas County; and

    Whereas, In 1937, Brooks Park married Jeanne Cardinal, whom he had known since grade school and who was a descendant of another prominent Nevada family, the Dangbergs; and

    Whereas, In the early 1960s, the Park family leased some of their land at Lake Tahoe, which had been used for grazing cattle and sheep, to several large casinos which remain on that land today; and

    Whereas, The Carson Valley rancher is fondly remembered by his family and friends as a hardworking visionary and environmentalist, with a passionate love for ranching and for the land, who once told one of his grandchildren that the Carson Valley was the “most beautiful place in the world”; and

    Whereas, Bruce Park believes that his father’s most endearing qualities were his perseverance, integrity and sense of humor; and

    Whereas, Brooks Park was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Gall Catholic Church; and

    Whereas, Brooks Park was a very proud family man and will be greatly missed by his wife, 3 children, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature and the residents of Nevada offer their heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Brooks Park; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jeanne, Brooks’ wife of 63 years, and to his children, Bruce Park of Minden, Kay Seeliger of Reno and Jeanne Blach of Elko.

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FILE NUMBER 90, SCR 45

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 90

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing award-winning author Robert Laxalt.

 

    Whereas, On March 23, 2001, Nevada residents, the Basque community and the world of literature lost a friend, counselor and literary genius with the death of Robert Laxalt, renowned Nevada author whose books have won critical acclaim and awards throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and South America; and


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critical acclaim and awards throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and South America; and

    Whereas, The son of Basque immigrants, Robert Laxalt was born September 24, 1923, in Alturas, California, and grew up in Carson City, where his mother, Therese, operated a boarding house, and in the surrounding hills where he spent his childhood summers with his sheepherder father, Dominique; and

    Whereas, Robert was called “Frenchy” by his family and friends and was a natural welterweight boxer who loved boxing and whose fighting spirit in the boxing ring was always faintly present in his writings; and

    Whereas, Robert’s studies at Santa Clara University were interrupted by World War II, but he graduated in 1947 from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a degree in English, and it was during the years as a student in Reno that he became a correspondent for the Nevada State Journal and also contributed a regular Nevada history feature called “Tales Old-Timers Tell,” which became the basis for his first book published in 1950; and

    Whereas, As with many of Robert Laxalt’s life experiences, his service during World War II in the American Foreign Service became the subject of his novel, A Private War: An American Code Officer in the Belgian Congo; and

    Whereas, Although Robert enjoyed being a news reporter, he left his job as a United Press correspondent when the company wanted him to move to Mexico City or Los Angeles, and in 1954, he joined the University of Nevada as the Director of News and Publications; and

    Whereas, Understanding the difficulties encountered by Nevada writers in getting works published and seeing a need to tell the stories of these writers, Robert Laxalt founded the University of Nevada Press in 1961 and served as its Director until his retirement in 1983 when he was designated Director Emeritus; and

    Whereas, A professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism for over a decade, Robert Laxalt was also a mentor to his students and his advice to them, which describes his own life, was to “Take your writing seriously, but don’t take yourselves too seriously”; and

    Whereas, Sweet Promised Land, Robert Laxalt’s moving memoir of his father’s immigration to the American West, is considered an American classic because of its universal themes of ethnic pride and struggle, and the opening line, “My father was a sheepherder, and his home was the hills,” is credited with putting Nevada’s Basque community on the map and helping to launch the Basque Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno; and

    Whereas, Drawing on his Basque heritage as the inspiration for many of his 17 books, Robert Laxalt emerged as the principal voice of Basques in America and was one of the forces that led the University of Nevada, Reno, to become the major center for Basque studies in America; and

    Whereas, The love Robert Laxalt had for Nevada is evident in many of the stories he wrote that are deeply rooted in Nevada soil and filled with Nevada characters which he brought to life through his own unique, compassionate and caring view of the world; and

    Whereas, Described as soft-spoken, polite and self-effacing by those who knew him, Robert Laxalt’s priority was his family and he is survived by his wife, Joyce, whose photographs illustrate his book, The Land of My Fathers: A Son’s Return to the Basque Country, by his son, Bruce, and daughters, Monique Laxalt Urza and Kristin Laxalt Nomura, who remember the rhythmic tapping of their father’s trusty Royal typewriter as the background music of their childhood home, by his grandchildren, Gabriel, Alexandra, Amy and Kevin, and by his brothers, Paul, John and Peter, and his sisters, Suzanne Laxalt and Marie Laxalt Bini, and several nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it


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the rhythmic tapping of their father’s trusty Royal typewriter as the background music of their childhood home, by his grandchildren, Gabriel, Alexandra, Amy and Kevin, and by his brothers, Paul, John and Peter, and his sisters, Suzanne Laxalt and Marie Laxalt Bini, and several nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their deepest sympathy to the family and countless friends of Robert Laxalt; and be it further

    Resolved, That the sensitivity and insight that were an integral part of Robert Laxalt will live forever in his books and will continue to inspire readers to develop a profound appreciation of their own unique heritage; and be it further

    Resolved, That, on seeing the state flower, Nevadans may remember with pride the comparison Robert Laxalt made when he wrote “How very much like the sagebrush the people are, at least in the hinterland that makes up most of Nevada, setting down roots and thriving in unlikely places, hardy and resilient, stubborn and independent, restrained by environment and yet able to grow free”; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Robert Laxalt’s loving wife, Joyce.

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FILE NUMBER 91, SCR 46

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 46–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 91

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging the City of Sparks to name a park in the memory of Jeanne L. Botts.

 

    Whereas, Jeanne L. Botts was born on June 1, 1948, in Reno, Nevada; and

    Whereas, Jeanne was a life-long Nevadan, having lived in various areas throughout this state, including Virginia City, Toulon, Lovelock, McDermitt, Carson City and Sparks; and

    Whereas, Jeanne attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where she majored in home economics; and

    Whereas, After graduation from the University and employment as a nutrition education specialist for the Nevada Cooperative Extension Service in Reno, Jeanne moved to McDermitt, where she worked as an assayer at the McDermitt mine; and


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    Whereas, While in McDermitt, Jeanne became interested in public education and went on to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Humboldt County School District and President of the Nevada School Boards Association, as well as chief negotiator for teacher contracts; and

    Whereas, In the early 1980s, Jeanne moved to Carson City and began her long career in service to the State of Nevada, where she held the positions of Education Coordinator for the Nevada Department of Commerce, Deputy Commissioner of Insurance and Senior Program Analyst for the Fiscal Analysis Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau; and

    Whereas, Jeanne’s comprehensive knowledge of Nevada’s system of public education, educational finance and the Nevada Plan was without parallel, and many legislators and staff relied upon her expertise and her willingness to explain these complex issues; and

    Whereas, During the 1997 session of the Nevada Legislature, Jeanne worked countless hours in assisting with the development and preparation of the “Nevada Education Reform Act,” which is a sweeping reform that provides for accountability of public schools and adopts rigorous academic standards to ensure that the school children in the City of Sparks and all of Nevada’s school children can perform at a high level of academic achievement in the global economy of the 21st century; and

    Whereas, The high academic standards adopted by the Nevada Education Reform Act serve as a strong foundation today for the classroom instruction provided to school children in the City of Sparks and all of Nevada’s school children; and

    Whereas, As the first Chief of the Legislative Bureau of Educational Accountability and Program Evaluation in the Fiscal Analysis Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Jeanne assisted public schools, including schools in the City of Sparks, in securing the remediation funding necessary to ensure that students were prepared to meet the rigorous academic standards, resulting in increased academic achievement of those students; and

    Whereas, Jeanne’s commitment to public education and her steadfast support of professional development for teachers contributed to the development of four regional training programs for the professional development of teachers, one of which is located in Washoe County and provides exemplary training and assistance to teachers employed at public schools in the City of Sparks; and

    Whereas, After 10 years of service to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, Jeanne became the Senior Director of Business and Financial Services for the Washoe County School District, where she immediately took charge and supervised a district-wide, in-depth review of the financial process of the school district, which resulted in increased per-pupil funding for the students enrolled in public schools in the Cities of Sparks and Reno; and

    Whereas, In October 2000, Jeanne was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Nevada, Reno, in recognition of her service to Nevada’s system of public education and to Nevada’s school children; and

    Whereas, In the fall of 1999, Jeanne was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” and she endured that disease with the same integrity, perseverance, courage and forthrightness that marked her professional career; and


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    Whereas, During her final year of life, Jeanne was generally confined to her home because she was physically unable to move, but she was able to view the outside world because her home in Sparks was located by a proposed 2-acre park at Wingfield Springs; and

    Whereas, Jeanne spent many hours in her home looking through a window that faced the proposed park, and she was grateful for her “window to the world” because it allowed her to remain connected to life by watching people interact and enjoying the natural beauty of the landscape; and

    Whereas, Although Jeanne lost her battle with ALS on March 9, 2001, her legacy is reflected in the vastly improved system of public education in this state, the benefits of which the school children in the City of Sparks and the rest of Nevada will continue to reap for many years to come; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby urge the City of Sparks to recognize the life-long accomplishments and contributions of Jeanne L. Botts by naming the proposed park at Wingfield Springs the “J. L. Botts Memorial Park” in her memory; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Stan Sherer, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Sparks, and James P. Dana Jr., Jeanne’s long-time companion and friend.

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FILE NUMBER 92, SCR 47

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 47–Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parnell, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 92

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing prominent Carson City optometrist Dr. William Van Patten.

 

    Whereas, William George Van Patten was born on April 10, 1931, in Rochester, New York, to Earl and Dorothy Jeffers Van Patten; and

    Whereas, William grew up in Upstate New York and attended Mississippi Southern College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and

    Whereas, After enlisting in the United States Air Force, William was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, where he met, and on May 6, 1954, married, Sharlene Sandin, his wife of 41 years; and


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    Whereas, Upon being discharged from the Air Force, William attended the University of Nevada, Reno, before entering the Los Angeles School of Optometry, from which he graduated in 1959 with a doctorate; and

    Whereas, Shortly after his graduation, Dr. Van Patten moved to Carson City, opened his optometric practice in August 1959 and continued in the practice for 39 years, until retiring in 1998; and

    Whereas, Dr. Van Patten set a standard for excellence in his chosen field and endeared himself to thousands of residents of Carson City in the capacity of optometrist because of his caring, reassuring manner; and

    Whereas, Many hours of his days not dedicated to his practice were spent in community service through such organizations as the Carson City School Board, on which he served from 1967 to 1978, and the Rotary Club of Carson City, in which he held numerous offices; and

    Whereas, Dr. Van Patten maintained his professional acuity through membership in such organizations as the Nevada Optometric Association, Nevada State Board of Optometry and American Optometric Association; and

    Whereas, All those who knew Bill Van Patten as a friend, public servant, doctor, family member or in any other capacity were saddened by his death on February 17, 2000; and

    Whereas, William Van Patten is survived by his son, William G. Van Patten Jr., and his daughter, Katrina Van Patten-Copoulos, both of Carson City, his brothers, James and Robert Van Patten, both of Florida, and his grandchildren, Zach and Dion Copoulos and Ronnie Sharlene Van Patten; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their sincerest condolences to all those who miss this outstanding father, grandfather, friend, public servant and doctor; and be it further

    Resolved, That this dedicated man who filled so many roles in such a distinguished manner will live forever in the hearts of those whose lives he touched; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to William Van Patten Jr. and Katrina Van Patten-Copoulos.

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FILE NUMBER 93, SCR 48

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 48–Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Hettrick, Brower, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 93

 

Senate CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing Dennis Kollar, former Deputy Director for the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission.

 

    Whereas, The members of this legislative body note with great sadness the passing of dedicated law enforcement officer Dennis Kollar on April 19, 2001; and

    Whereas, Dennis Michael Kollar was born in New Jersey and moved with his family at 3 years of age to San Diego, California, where he lived most of his life; and

    Whereas, After graduating from high school, Dennis joined the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War; and

    Whereas, In 1969, Dennis joined the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and, known for his work ethic, quickly rose through the ranks, leaving a legacy of service that included jail and patrol duty, the training of other officers, internal affairs and the Narcotics Task Force; and

    Whereas, Among his many distinctions, Dennis was the founding Director of the Sheriff’s Academy at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California, which trained law enforcement officers at that campus from 1984 to 1994; and

    Whereas, Dennis retired from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as a captain after 25 years of dedicated service; and

    Whereas, Opening a new administrative chapter in his law enforcement career, Dennis moved to Nevada and spent the last 7 years in Reno as Deputy Director for the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission for this state; and

    Whereas, Dennis was known for his wonderful sense of humor that brought a smile to the face of anyone who needed it; and

    Whereas, Dennis was an avid sports fan and a devoted father to his three daughters, Renee, Colleen and Megan; and

    Whereas, Dennis is survived by his daughters, his mother Catherine, his sister and brother-in-law Mary Beth and Scott Ring, and their children, Michael, Clinton, Emily, Nolan and Rebecca; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their heartfelt condolences to the family of Dennis Kollar; and be it further


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    Resolved, That Dennis Kollar will be remembered for his devotion to his family and his dedicated public service as a law enforcement officer; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dennis’s daughters, Renee, Colleen and Megan.

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FILE NUMBER 94, ACR 34

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Assemblymen Perkins, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 94

 

ASSEMBLY Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing May 16, 2001, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, Of all the promises America offers, none is more precious or more elusive than the right to be free from crime and violence; and

    Whereas, The dedicated men and women who have chosen law enforcement as a career face extraordinary risk and danger in preserving our freedom and security; and

    Whereas, Seeing a need to honor those who died trying to make a safer life for American citizens, on October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating National Police Week and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day; and

    Whereas, In 1994, the United States Congress and President William J. Clinton approved Public Law 103-322 directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year as a special tribute to the brave men and women who died upholding our laws and preserving public safety; and

    Whereas, This year marks the 13th annual candlelight vigil held at the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., where, each year since 1982, thousands gather to salute all of America’s law enforcement heroes, both past and present; and

    Whereas, During the week of May 13 through May 19, 2001, National Police Week will be observed throughout the nation to increase public awareness of the duties, responsibilities, hazards and sacrifices of our nation’s peace officers and to provide the opportunity to appreciate the heroic men and women who have dedicated their lives to preserving public safety; and


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    Whereas, As part of the observance of National Police Week, May 16, 2001, has been designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in Nevada to commemorate those noble officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community; and

    Whereas, The tragic loss felt when a peace officer is killed in the line of duty is expressed in these poignant words from a poem by Harry Koch:

 

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,

It happened in your town or mine.

While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,

A cop put his life on the line.

Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,

And he stands at each new rookie’s side.

He answered the call and gave us his all,

And a part of America died.

Now, therefore, be it

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby recognize May 16, 2001, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That during the week of May 13 through May 19, 2001, all residents of this state are urged to attend the ceremonies honoring those persons who gave their lives while preserving our safety, and are encouraged to express appreciation to those who continue to face death every day in their dedication to making Nevada a safer place in which to live.

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FILE NUMBER 95, AR 13

Assembly Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 95

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Commending former Assemblyman George Holbrook Hawes for his public service.

 

    Whereas, George Holbrook Hawes, born in Skowhegan, Maine, on April 10, 1904, has served the people of the State of Nevada in various public capacities for over 50 years; and

    Whereas, George Hawes was elected by the residents of White Pine County as a member of the Nevada Assembly from 1951 through 1954; and

    Whereas, During his years of legislative service, George Hawes served on the Assembly Standing Committees on Fish and Game, Labor, Public Health and Public Morals, and State Libraries; and

    Whereas, George Hawes sponsored a number of important pieces of legislation during his years of legislative service, including creation of the Roadside Park and Rest Area Program along Nevada’s highways and providing for Nevada’s Fish and Game Commission to establish Cooperative Game Management Areas in cooperation with private landowners; and


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providing for Nevada’s Fish and Game Commission to establish Cooperative Game Management Areas in cooperation with private landowners; and

    Whereas, George Hawes was the primary sponsor of important legislation during the 1953 Legislative session, which included amending the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Act to provide that the county’s share of the tax not be used for administrative expenses, conferring upon the Chief Parole and Probation Officer the full powers of a peace officer throughout the state, and amending the Fish and Game Law to provide that beaver and otter could not be taken in the open trapping season; and

    Whereas, During the campaign for the presidential election in 1952, George Hawes arranged and coordinated one of the largest public celebrations in the history of Ely and White Pine County in honor of Patricia Ryan Nixon, a native of White Pine County and wife of the vice presidential nominee, Richard Milhous Nixon, the running mate of presidential candidate, General Dwight David Eisenhower; and

    Whereas, In 1988, at the age of 84, George Hawes was elected by the voters as a hospital trustee for the Carson-Tahoe Hospital and, during the 10 years he served as a trustee, was instrumental in such projects of the hospital as the construction of the women’s and children’s wing, purchase of the Sierra Professional Center, establishment of the Carson Rehabilitation Center and construction of the Minden Medical Center; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That George Holbrook Hawes is hereby commended by the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature for his many years of service to others, including the 4 years he served the residents of Nevada in the Nevada Assembly; and be it further

    Resolved, That George Hawes is congratulated for serving as an inspiration to all and as a role model for seniors throughout this state to remain actively involved in their community; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to George Hawes as he begins his 98th year and continues in his service to others.

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FILE NUMBER 96, ACR 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Assemblymen Cegavske, Tiffany, Giunchigliani, Chowning, de Braga, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Claborn, Collins, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Rawson, Wiener, Porter, Washington, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer and Townsend

 

FILE NUMBER 96

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging support for the Women’s Health Care Platform: Campaign 2000 initiated by the Women in Government Task Force.

 

    Whereas, Women in Government, a national, bipartisan, nonprofit, educational association of elected and appointed women in state government, introduced the Women’s Health Care Platform: Campaign 2000 in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 2000, to serve as a call to action by policymakers nationwide to lead the way to equality in women’s health care; and

    Whereas, The Women’s Health Care Platform is an initiative that highlights the inequalities in health care provided to men and women and outlines goals to eliminate those disparities by focusing on care, research and education that are relevant for women; and

    Whereas, Women are different, metabolically, hormonally and physiologically from men and have different patterns of health and disease, with some diseases being more common in women than in men; and

    Whereas, More than one in five women have some form of cardiovascular disease, and it is estimated that over half of all postmenopausal women will develop a spontaneous fracture as a result of osteoporosis; and

    Whereas, Women are three times more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis and two to three times more likely to suffer from depression; and

    Whereas, Women are less often referred for diagnostic tests and less often treated for heart disease than men with the same disease; and

    Whereas, Women who smoke are 20 to 70 percent more likely to develop lung cancer, and, during unprotected sex, women are 10 times more likely than men to be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus; and

    Whereas, Women outnumber men three to one in long-term care facilities; and

    Whereas, Most men and women agree that women are entitled to have quality medical treatment and to have access to the latest technologies and appropriate diagnostic tests; and

    Whereas, Even though the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration were required to include women in clinical trials 10 years ago, women remain under-represented in health studies; and

    Whereas, While there has been some national attention on women’s health care issues and some legislative activity by the Congress of the United States on appropriate access, there remains little change in the vitally important issues of preventive care and treatment; and


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States on appropriate access, there remains little change in the vitally important issues of preventive care and treatment; and

    Whereas, An increase in state support for women’s health can make a significant difference in improving the status of women’s health; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That every state agency and institution of learning or recipient of state grants or funding in the State of Nevada is urged to take appropriate action to achieve improved and equal access for women to quality health care, including, without limitation, measures to:

    1.  Provide equal access for women to quality health care, including state-of-the-art medical advances and technology;

    2.  Increase the number of women covered by comprehensive health care insurance, including primary and preventive health care;

    3.  Promote strategies to prevent serious health problems by increasing patient access to recommended diagnostic and screening tests, preventive health regimens and recommended treatments;

    4.  Encourage unimpeded access to women’s specialty health providers and improve communications between providers and patients;

    5.  Create and promote partnerships to develop programs designed to improve the scope and quality of women’s health care;

    6.  Continue to expand participation of women in clinical trials;

    7.  Increase government and private research on women’s health issues with special attention to the differences between men and women and how those differences affect quality health care;

    8.  Conduct more research on the outcomes of health care interventions and preventive measures to demonstrate the long-term and short-term value to women’s health;

    9.  Expand medical and nursing school curricula in the area of women’s health with increased emphasis on gender biology;

    10.  Support public education campaigns to increase women’s awareness about their unique health risks and to help them learn how to negotiate the complexities of today’s health care system and obtain the best care available;

    11.  Conduct public health campaigns to focus on key preventive health issues for women and expand screening programs targeted at lower-income women to include a full range of known risk factors;

    12.  Urge the establishment of permanent offices of women’s health within the State of Nevada to raise awareness of women’s special health care needs and advocate initiatives to address them; and

    13.  Foster development and dissemination of publicly available information on the quality of health care and health outcomes that improve women’s ability to choose the best women’s health care plan; and be it further

    Resolved, That the organization Women in Government be commended for its leadership in calling for action on these urgent issues concerning women’s health in the State of Nevada and throughout the United States and for outlining meaningful steps that can be taken to attain improved and equal access for women to quality health care, technologies and treatments, to promote the education of researchers concerning gender differences and to gain unimpeded access to women’s health providers; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the State Board of Health, the Director of the Department of Human Resources, the State Health Officer, the Board of Medical Examiners, the State Board of Nursing, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Joy Newton, the Executive Director of Women in Government.

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FILE NUMBER 97, AJR 7

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 7–Assemblymen Perkins, Gibbons, Parks, Brown, de Braga, Anderson, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, Dini, Freeman, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Neal, O’Connell, Rhoads, Amodei, Rawson, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 97

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Expressing the support of the Nevada Legislature for the overturn of the new federal regulations on surface mining.

 

    Whereas, The regulations governing the management of surface mining by the Bureau of Land Management that were published on November 21, 2000, 65 Federal Register 69998, and planned for implementation on January 20, 2001, will have substantial negative impacts on rural economies and mining in the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The Bureau of Land Management has forecast that the State of Nevada will bear 70 percent of the total loss in mine production that will occur as a result of these regulations equaling approximately $351 million; and

    Whereas, These regulations will result, by the Bureau of Land Management’s own estimates, in the loss of approximately 3,220 jobs in Nevada; and

    Whereas, The residents of Nevada will lose between $83 million and $249 million in total personal income; and

    Whereas, Anticipation of these regulatory changes has already contributed to an approximate reduction of $67 million in exploration in 1999; and

    Whereas, The Bureau of Land Management failed to consider the cumulative impacts of a long list of state and federal regulatory and policy initiatives that overlap or conflict with the new regulations; and

    Whereas, Congress has long recognized that states have the primary authority for regulation of water quality and water rights; and

    Whereas, The water quality regulations of the Bureau of Land Management extend beyond the authority granted to the Bureau as a land management agency and interfere with the delegation of authority to the State of Nevada under the Clean Water Act; and


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    Whereas, These regulations relating to water quality and use interfere with the authority of the State of Nevada over water rights and water use by granting the Bureau the authority to override this state’s determination of water rights; and

    Whereas, The regulations of the Bureau of Land Management also go beyond the authority granted to the Bureau by Congress and interfere with Nevada’s authority over land use, mine development and mine reclamation; and

    Whereas, Congress commissioned the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a comprehensive analysis of mining regulations; and

    Whereas, Congress required the Bureau of Land Management to use that analysis as a guideline for its regulations and make only changes that were not inconsistent with the results of the study; and

    Whereas, The National Research Council completed its study in the spring of 1999; and

    Whereas, The final regulations of the Bureau are not consistent with the recommendations of the National Research Council and go far beyond the seven “regulatory gaps” identified by the Council; and

    Whereas, The National Research Council did not recommend the “mine veto” provision or increase the regulatory authority of the Bureau of Land Management over water quality or water use; and

    Whereas, The Council determined that state laws were generally adequate to provide environmental protection of public lands; and

    Whereas, The Bureau of Land Management adopted an entirely new interpretation of its legal authority under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 without allowing review and comment by the states or the public and failed to consult adequately with western states in preparing these regulations; and

    Whereas, The Bureau of Land Management relied upon information and data that was not publicly available to support its final regulations; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada has filed a complaint in federal district court challenging the regulations on surface mining of the Bureau of Land Management; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their support for the lawsuit filed by the State of Nevada to halt the new surface mining regulations; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the Nevada Legislature urge the governors and legislators from other hardrock mining states to join Nevada in its effort to halt these regulations; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the members of the Western Governors’ Association and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation.

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FILE NUMBER 98, AJR 12

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 12–Committee on Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 98

 

ASSEMBLY Joint RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada to establish an intermediate appellate court and revise the term of a person appointed to fill a vacancy in an office for supreme court justice, court of appeals judge or district judge.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That a new section be added to article 6 and sections 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 15, 20 and 21 of article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read respectively as follows:

    Sec. 3A.  1.  The court of appeals must consist of three judges or such greater number as the legislature may provide by law. If the number of judges is so increased, the supreme court may provide by rule for the assignment of each appeal to a panel of not less than three judges for decision.

    2.  After the initial terms, each judge of the court of appeals must be elected by the qualified electors of this state at the general election for a term of 6 years beginning on the first Monday of January next after the election. The initial judges must be elected by the qualified electors of this state at the first general election following the enactment of this section. The initial terms of the judges must be staggered so that at least one judge serves for an initial term of 2 years, at least one serves for an initial term of 4 years and at least one serves for an initial term of 6 years. The initial judges shall meet as soon as practicable after their election to determine by lot the term of office that each judge will fill. If there is an increase in the number of judges, each additional judge must be elected by the qualified electors of this state at the first general election following the increase for a term beginning on the first Monday of January next after the election. The legislature shall provide for an initial term of 6 or fewer years for each additional judge so that one-third of the total number of judges, as nearly as may be, is elected every 2 years. If the number of judges is increased by more than one, the additional judges shall meet as soon as practicable after their election to determine by lot the term of office that each judge will fill.

    3.  The supreme court shall appoint one of the judges of the court of appeals to be chief judge. The chief judge serves a term of 4 years and may succeed himself. The chief judge may resign his position as chief judge without resigning from the court of appeals.

    4.  The supreme court may provide by rule for the assignment of one or more judges of the court of appeals to devote a part of their time to serve as supplemental district judges, where needed.

    Section 1.  The Judicial power of this State [shall be] is vested in a court system, comprising a Supreme Court, a Court of Appeals, District Courts [,] and Justices of the Peace. The Legislature may also establish, as part of the system, Courts for municipal purposes only in incorporated cities and towns.


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    Sec. 4.  1.  The supreme court [shall] and the court of appeals have appellate jurisdiction in all civil cases arising in district courts, and also on questions of law alone in all criminal cases in which the offense charged is within the original jurisdiction of the district courts. The legislature shall fix the jurisdiction of the court of appeals and, where appropriate, provide for the review by the supreme court of appeals decided by the court of appeals. The supreme court [shall] and court of appeals also have power to issue writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, quo warranto [,] and habeas corpus and also all writs necessary or proper to the complete exercise of [its appellate] their jurisdiction. Each [of the justices shall have power to] justice of the supreme court and each judge of the court of appeals may issue writs of habeas corpus to any part of the state, upon petition by, or on behalf of, any person held in actual custody [,] in this state and may make such writs returnable, before [himself] the issuing justice or judge or the [supreme court,] court of which the justice or judge is a member, or before any district court in the state or [before] any judge of [said courts.] a district court.

    2.  In case of the disability or disqualification, for any cause, of [the chief justice or one of the associate justices] a justice of the supreme court, [or any two of them,] the governor [is authorized and empowered to designate any] may designate a district judge [or judges] or a judge of the court of appeals to sit in the place [or places of such] of the disqualified or disabled justice . [or justices, and said judge or judges so designated shall receive their] The judge designated by the governor is entitled to receive his actual expense of travel and otherwise while sitting in the supreme court.

    3.  In case of the disability or disqualification, for any cause, of a judge of the court of appeals, the governor may designate a district judge to sit in the place of the disabled or disqualified judge. The judge that the governor designates is entitled to receive his actual expense of travel and otherwise while sitting in the court of appeals.

    4.  The supreme court may provide by rule for the assignment of one or more justices of the supreme court to devote a part of their time to serve as supplemental judges of the court of appeals or district judges, where needed.

    Sec. 7.  The times of holding the Supreme Court , the Court of Appeals and the District Courts [shall] must be as fixed by law. The terms of the Supreme Court [shall] must be held at the seat of Government unless the Legislature otherwise provides by law, except that the Supreme Court may hear oral argument at other places in the state. The terms of the Court of Appeals must be held at the place provided by law. The terms of the District Courts [shall] must be held at the County seats of their respective counties unless the Legislature otherwise provides by law.

    Sec. 8.  1.  The Legislature shall determine the number of Justices of the Peace to be elected in each city and township of the State [,] and shall fix by law their qualifications, their terms of office and the limits of their civil and criminal jurisdiction, according to the amount in controversy, the nature of the case, the penalty provided [,] or any combination of these.


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    2.  The provisions of this section affecting the number, qualifications, terms of office and jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace become effective on the first Monday of January, 1979.

    3.  The Legislature shall also prescribe by law the manner, and determine the cases in which appeals may be taken from Justices and other courts. The Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the District Courts [,] and such other Courts [,] as the Legislature [shall designate, shall be] designates are Courts of Record.

    Sec. 11.  The justices of the supreme court , the judges of the court of appeals and the district judges [shall be] are ineligible to any office, other than a judicial office, during the term for which they [shall] have been elected or appointed [;] , and all elections or appointments of any such judges by the people, legislature [,] or otherwise [,] during said period [,] to any office other than judicial [, shall be] are void.

    [Sec:] Sec. 15.  The Justices of the Supreme Court , the Judges of the Court of Appeals and District Judges [shall] are each entitled to receive for their services a compensation to be fixed by law and paid in the manner provided by law, which [shall] must not be increased or diminished during the term for which they [shall] have been elected, unless a Vacancy occurs, in which case the successor of the former incumbent [shall] is entitled to receive only such salary as may be provided by law at the time of his election or appointment; and provision [shall] must be made by law for setting apart from each year’s revenue a sufficient amount of Money, to pay such compensation.

    Sec. 20.  1.  When a vacancy occurs before the expiration of any term of office in the supreme court , the court of appeals or among the district judges, the governor shall appoint a justice or judge from among three nominees selected for such individual vacancy by the commission on judicial selection.

    [2.  The] Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the term of office of any justice or judge so appointed expires on the first Monday of January following the [next] first general election [.] that is held at least 12 calendar months after the date on which the appointment was made. At that general election, a justice or judge must be elected to fill the remainder of the term.

    2.  If the date on which the appointment was made is within the 12 calendar months immediately preceding the expiration of the term of the vacated office, the term of office of the justice or judge appointed pursuant to subsection 1 is the remainder of the unexpired term of office.

    3.  Each nomination for the supreme court [shall] or the court of appeals must be made by the permanent commission, composed of:

    (a) The chief justice or an associate justice designated by him;

    (b) Three members of the State Bar of Nevada, a public corporation created by statute, appointed by its board of governors; and

    (c) Three persons, not members of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

    4.  Each nomination for the district court [shall] must be made by a temporary commission composed of:

    (a) The permanent commission;


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    (b) A member of the State Bar of Nevada resident in the judicial district in which the vacancy occurs, appointed by the board of governors of the State Bar of Nevada; and

    (c) A resident of such judicial district, not a member of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

    5.  If at any time the State Bar of Nevada ceases to exist as a public corporation or ceases to include all attorneys admitted to practice before the courts of this state, the legislature shall provide by law, or , if it fails to do so , the supreme court shall provide by rule, for the appointment of attorneys at law to the positions designated in this section to be occupied by members of the State Bar of Nevada.

    6.  The term of office of each appointive member of the permanent commission, except the first members, is 4 years. Each appointing authority shall appoint one of the members first appointed for a term of 2 years. If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. The additional members of a temporary commission [shall] must be appointed when a vacancy occurs, and their terms [shall] expire when the nominations for such vacancy have been transmitted to the governor.

    7.  An appointing authority shall not appoint to the permanent commission more than:

    (a) One resident of any county.

    (b) Two members of the same political party.

No member of the permanent commission may be a member of a commission on judicial discipline.

    8.  After the expiration of 30 days from the date on which the commission on judicial selection has delivered to him its list of nominees for any vacancy, if the governor has not made the appointment required by this section, he shall make no other appointment to any public office until he has appointed a justice or judge from the list submitted.

[If a commission on judicial selection is established by another section of this constitution to nominate persons to fill vacancies on the supreme court, such commission shall serve as the permanent commission established by subsection 3 of this section.]

    Sec. 21.  1.  A justice of the supreme court, a judge of the court of appeals, a district judge, a justice of the peace or a municipal judge may, in addition to the provision of article 7 for impeachment, be censured, retired, removed or otherwise disciplined by the commission on judicial discipline. Pursuant to rules governing appeals adopted by the supreme court, a justice or judge may appeal from the action of the commission to the supreme court, which may reverse such action or take any alternative action provided in this subsection.

    2.  The commission is composed of:

    (a) Two justices or judges appointed by the supreme court;

    (b) Two members of the State Bar of Nevada, a public corporation created by statute, appointed by its board of governors; and

    (c) Three persons, not members of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

The commission shall elect a chairman from among its three lay members.


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    3.  If at any time the State Bar of Nevada ceases to exist as a public corporation or ceases to include all attorneys admitted to practice before the courts of this state, the legislature shall provide by law, or , if it fails to do so , the supreme court shall provide by rule, for the appointment of attorneys at law to the positions designated in this section to be occupied by members of the State Bar of Nevada.

    4.  The term of office of each appointive member of the commission, except the first members, is 4 years. Each appointing authority shall appoint one of the members first appointed for a term of 2 years. If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. An appointing authority shall not appoint more than one resident of any county. The governor shall not appoint more than two members of the same political party. No member may be a member of a commission on judicial selection.

    5.  The legislature shall establish:

    (a) In addition to censure, retirement and removal, the other forms of disciplinary action that the commission may impose;

    (b) The grounds for censure and other disciplinary action that the commission may impose, including, but not limited to, violations of the provisions of the code of judicial conduct;

    (c) The standards for the investigation of matters relating to the fitness of a justice or judge; and

    (d) The confidentiality or nonconfidentiality, as appropriate, of proceedings before the commission, except that, in any event, a decision to censure, retire or remove a justice or judge must be made public.

    6.  The supreme court shall adopt a code of judicial conduct.

    7.  The commission shall adopt rules of procedure for the conduct of its hearings and any other procedural rules it deems necessary to carry out its duties.

    8.  No justice or judge may by virtue of this section be:

    (a) Removed except for willful misconduct, willful or persistent failure to perform the duties of his office or habitual intemperance; or

    (b) Retired except for advanced age which interferes with the proper performance of his judicial duties, or for mental or physical disability which prevents the proper performance of his judicial duties and which is likely to be permanent in nature.

    9.  Any matter relating to the fitness of a justice or judge may be brought to the attention of the commission by any person or on the motion of the commission. The commission shall, after preliminary investigation, dismiss the matter or order a hearing to be held before it. If a hearing is ordered, a statement of the matter [shall] must be served upon the justice or judge against whom the proceeding is brought. The commission in its discretion may suspend a justice or judge from the exercise of his office pending the determination of the proceedings before the commission. Any justice or judge whose removal is sought is liable to indictment and punishment according to law. A justice or judge retired for disability in accordance with this section is entitled thereafter to receive such compensation as the legislature may provide.

    10.  If a proceeding is brought against a justice of the supreme court, no justice of the supreme court may sit on the commission for that proceeding. If a proceeding is brought against a judge of the court of appeals, no judge of the court of appeals may sit on the commission for that proceeding.


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for that proceeding. If a proceeding is brought against a district judge, no district judge from the same judicial district may sit on the commission for that proceeding. If a proceeding is brought against a justice of the peace, no justice of the peace from the same township may sit on the commission for that proceeding. If a proceeding is brought against a municipal judge, no municipal judge from the same city may sit on the commission for that proceeding. If an appeal is taken from an action of the commission to the supreme court, any justice who sat on the commission for that proceeding is disqualified from participating in the consideration or decision of the appeal. When any member of the commission is disqualified by this subsection, the supreme court shall appoint a substitute from among the eligible judges.

    11.  The commission may:

    (a) Designate for each hearing an attorney or attorneys at law to act as counsel to conduct the proceeding;

    (b) Summon witnesses to appear and testify under oath and compel the production of books, papers, documents and records;

    (c) Grant immunity from prosecution or punishment when the commission deems it necessary and proper in order to compel the giving of testimony under oath and the production of books, papers, documents and records; and

    (d) Exercise such further powers as the legislature may from time to time confer upon it.

And be it further

    Resolved, That section 3 of article 7 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

    [Sec:] Sec. 3.  For any reasonable cause to be entered on the journals of each House [,] which may [,] or may not be sufficient grounds for impeachment, the [Chief Justice and Associate] Justices of the Supreme Court , the Judges of the Court of Appeals and the Judges of the District Courts [shall] must be removed from Office on the vote of two thirds of the Members elected to each branch of the Legislature, and the Justice or Judge complained of [, shall] must be served with a copy of the complaint against him [, and shall] and have an opportunity of being heard in person or by counsel in his defense ; [,] Provided, that no member of either branch of the Legislature [shall be] is eligible to fill the vacancy occasioned by such removal.

And be it further

    Resolved, That section 8 of article 15 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

    [Sec:] Sec. 8.  The Legislature shall provide for the speedy publication of all Statute laws of a general nature, and such decisions of the Supreme Court [,] and the Court of Appeals, as it may deem expedient; and all laws and judicial decisions [shall] must be free for publication by any person; Provided, that no judgment of the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals shall take effect and be operative until the Opinion of the Court in such case [shall be] is filed with the Clerk of said Court.

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FILE NUMBER 99, AJR 13

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Manendo, Goldwater, Buckley, Parks, McClain, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Marvel, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Schneider, Coffin, O’Connell, Carlton, Amodei, Care, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Shaffer, Townsend and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 99

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to eliminate inequities in the payment of social security benefits based on the year that persons initially became eligible for those benefits.

 

    Whereas, The provisions set forth in 42 U.S.C. § 415 for determining the primary insurance amount of a person receiving social security were amended in 1977 by Public Law 95-216; and

    Whereas, The Social Security Amendments of 1977 made changes in the benefit computation rules, resulting in disparate benefits according to when a person initially became eligible for benefits; and

    Whereas, An estimated 12 million persons who were born during the years 1917 to 1926, inclusive, commonly referred to as “notch babies,” receive an average of 20 percent less in social security benefits than persons born before or after them; and

    Whereas, The payment of benefits under the social security system is not based on need or other considerations related to welfare, but on a program of insurance based on contributions by a person and his employer; and

    Whereas, Because the discrimination among persons receiving benefits is totally inequitable and contrary to the principles of justice and fairness, two bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives during the 107th session of Congress to rectify this injustice; and

    Whereas, H.R. 80, known as the “Notch Baby Act of 2001,” which provides for an improved benefit computation formula for those workers who attain the age of 65 years during the 10-year period after 1981 and before 1992, and their related beneficiaries, and which provides for increases in their benefits accordingly, has been introduced to correct these inequities; and

    Whereas, H.R. 97, known as the “Notch Fairness Act of 2001,” if enacted, would allow those workers to choose either lump sum payments over 4 years totaling $5,000 or an improved benefit computation formula under a new 10-year rule governing the transition to the changes in benefit computation rules; and

    Whereas, The group affected by this injustice are the senior citizens who have been the backbone of our country and who have earned the right to a good quality of life; and

    Whereas, Those senior citizens are now facing spiraling health care and prescription drug costs and would benefit from the passage of a bill to rectify this inequity; now, therefore, be it


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    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 107th session of Congress are hereby urged to consider the bills before them that will attempt to eliminate these inequities and to enact appropriate legislative remedies; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 100, AJR 13 of the 70th Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 13 of the 70th Session– Committee on Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 100

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada to revise the term of office of a justice of the supreme court or judge of a district court who is appointed to fill a vacancy.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That section 20 of article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

    Sec. 20.  1.  When a vacancy occurs before the expiration of any term of office in the supreme court or among the district judges, the governor shall appoint a justice or judge from among three nominees selected for such individual vacancy by the commission on judicial selection.

    [2.  The] Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the term of office of any justice or judge so appointed expires on the first Monday of January following the [next] first general election [.] that is held at least 12 calendar months after the date on which the appointment was made. At that general election, a justice or judge must be elected to fill the remainder of the term.

    2.  If the date on which the appointment was made is within the 12 calendar months immediately preceding the expiration of the term of the vacated office, the term of office of the justice or judge appointed pursuant to subsection 1 is the remainder of the unexpired term of office.

    3.  Each nomination for the supreme court shall be made by the permanent commission, composed of:

    (a) The chief justice or an associate justice designated by him;

    (b) Three members of the State Bar of Nevada, a public corporation created by statute, appointed by its board of governors; and

    (c) Three persons, not members of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

    4.  Each nomination for the district court shall be made by a temporary commission composed of:

    (a) The permanent commission;

    (b) A member of the State Bar of Nevada resident in the judicial district in which the vacancy occurs, appointed by the board of governors of the State Bar of Nevada; and

    (c) A resident of such judicial district, not a member of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.


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    5.  If at any time the State Bar of Nevada ceases to exist as a public corporation or ceases to include all attorneys admitted to practice before the courts of this state, the legislature shall provide by law, or if it fails to do so the court shall provide by rule, for the appointment of attorneys at law to the positions designated in this section to be occupied by members of the State Bar of Nevada.

    6.  The term of office of each appointive member of the permanent commission, except the first members, is 4 years. Each appointing authority shall appoint one of the members first appointed for a term of 2 years. If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. The additional members of a temporary commission shall be appointed when a vacancy occurs, and their terms shall expire when the nominations for such vacancy have been transmitted to the governor.

    7.  An appointing authority shall not appoint to the permanent commission more than:

    (a) One resident of any county.

    (b) Two members of the same political party.

No member of the permanent commission may be a member of a commission on judicial discipline.

    8.  After the expiration of 30 days from the date on which the commission on judicial selection has delivered to him its list of nominees for any vacancy, if the governor has not made the appointment required by this section, he shall make no other appointment to any public office until he has appointed a justice or judge from the list submitted.

If a commission on judicial selection is established by another section of this constitution to nominate persons to fill vacancies on the supreme court, such commission shall serve as the permanent commission established by subsection 3 of this section.

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FILE NUMBER 101, AJR 26 of the 70th Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 26 of the 70th Session– Assemblywoman Giunchigliani

 

Joint Sponsor: Senator O’Connell

 

FILE NUMBER 101

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada to exempt state contracts for the improvement, acquisition and construction of facilities for schools from the limit on general borrowing by the state.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That section 3 of article 9 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

    Sec. 3.  1.  The state may contract public debts; but such debts shall never, in the aggregate, exclusive of interest, exceed the sum of two per cent of the assessed valuation of the state, as shown by the reports of the county assessors to the state controller, except for the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses, as hereinafter mentioned. Every such debt shall be authorized by law for some purpose or purposes, to be distinctly specified therein; and every such law shall provide for levying an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest semiannually, and the principal within twenty years from the passage of such law, and shall specially appropriate the proceeds of said taxes to the payment of said principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished until the principal and interest of said debts shall have been wholly paid.


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such law, and shall specially appropriate the proceeds of said taxes to the payment of said principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished until the principal and interest of said debts shall have been wholly paid. Every contract of indebtedness entered into or assumed by or on behalf of the state, when all its debts and liabilities amount to said sum before mentioned, shall be void and of no effect, except in cases of money borrowed to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, defend the state in time of war, or, if hostilities be threatened, provide for the public defense.

    2.  The state, notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, may, pursuant to authority of the legislature, make and enter into any and all contracts necessary, expedient or advisable for [the] :

    (a) The protection and preservation of any of its property or natural resources, or for the purposes of obtaining the benefits thereof [,] ; and

    (b) The improvement, acquisition and construction of facilities for public elementary and secondary schools,

however arising and whether arising by or through any undertaking or project of the United States or by or through any treaty or compact between the states, or otherwise. The legislature may from time to time make such appropriations as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the state under such contracts, and shall levy such tax as may be necessary to pay the same or carry them into effect.

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FILE NUMBER 102, SJR 11 of the 70th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 11 of the 70th Session–Senator O’Connell

 

FILE NUMBER 102

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada to authorize the abatement of the property tax for certain owners of single-family residences.

 

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That section 1 of article 10 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

    Section 1.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except mines and mining claims, which shall be assessed and taxed only as provided in section 5 of this article.

    2.  Shares of stock, bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt.

    3.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.


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    4.  Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or afterward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged.

    5.  The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

    6.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

    7.  No inheritance tax shall ever be levied.

    8.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes, or to encourage the conservation of energy or the substitution of other sources for fossil sources of energy.

    9.  No income tax shall be levied upon the wages or personal income of natural persons. Notwithstanding the foregoing provision, and except as otherwise provided in subsection 1 of this section, taxes may be levied upon the income or revenue of any business in whatever form it may be conducted for profit in the state.

    10.  The legislature may provide by law for an abatement of the tax upon or an exemption of part of the assessed value of a single-family residence occupied by the owner to the extent necessary to avoid severe economic hardship to the owner of the residence.

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FILE NUMBER 103, SCR 49

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 49–Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Hettrick, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 103

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commemorating the contributions of legendary mail carrier John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson in anticipation of the memorial to be dedicated in his honor in Genoa on June 23, 2001.

 

    Whereas, Jon Torsteinson-Rue, more widely known as John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson, was born in Norway in 1827 and arrived in California in 1851 with high hopes of staking a claim and realizing his fortune; and

    Whereas, Finding that mining did not suit his temperament, John Thompson abandoned the miner’s life and bought a ranch in the Sacramento Valley, but the mountains to the East beckoned him and he looked for a reason to spend his life in the Sierras; and

    Whereas, In 1856, John responded to an ad in the Sacramento Union which read “People Lost to the World: Uncle Sam Needs a Mail Carrier” and was offered the position which required him to carry mail across the Sierras over snowdrifts as high as 50 feet on a 90-mile route that served isolated mining communities of the California foothills which until that time had been cut off from the rest of the world during the winter months; and

    Whereas, All attempts by previous postmen to cross the Sierra on woven snowshoes had failed until John Thompson carved a pair of “ski-skates” fashioned after the ski-shaped snowshoes he remembered from his childhood days in Norway, and his skill in using them quickly earned him the nickname “Snowshoe”; and

    Whereas, Twice a month every winter from 1856 to 1876, Snowshoe Thompson made the daunting and danger-filled 3-day trek from Placerville, California, to Mormon Station, later renamed Genoa, and, upon delivery of his precious cargo and preparation of his load for the return journey, would reverse his course and return to Placerville; and

    Whereas, Dressed in his Mackinaw jacket and wide-rimmed hat with his face covered in charcoal to prevent snow blindness, Snowshoe Thompson carried no gun, heavy coat or blankets in order to focus his strength on the important sack that often weighed more than 100 pounds and contained the mail as well as life-saving medicines and other items needed by the early pioneers; and

    Whereas, Despite a constantly changing, snow-covered landscape where landmarks were often obliterated and only the stars were available to guide him when he traveled at night, Snowshoe Thompson did not use a compass because, as he once said, “There is no danger of getting lost in a narrow range of mountains like the Sierra, if a man has his wits about him”; and


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because, as he once said, “There is no danger of getting lost in a narrow range of mountains like the Sierra, if a man has his wits about him”; and

    Whereas, Never thinking of the cost to himself, Snowshoe Thompson often rescued prospectors caught in the snow, and in one instance, his heroic efforts saved the life of a starving, half-frozen trapper; and

    Whereas, In the 1860s, Snowshoe Thompson homesteaded in Diamond Valley and married Agnes Singleton with whom he had a son, Arthur Thomas, who is buried next to his father in the Genoa cemetery; and

    Whereas, Although Snowshoe was never fully compensated for his efforts as a lifeline between Nevada and California, he continued his “Snowshoe Express” until his death in 1876 just for the look on the faces of the people living in isolation; and

    Whereas, To honor his 20 years of courageous service, a monument in Mormon Station State Park in Genoa will be dedicated on June 23, 2001, during the Snowshoe Thompson Festival; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada legislature do hereby commemorate the contributions and the heroic deeds of the legendary mail carrier John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson during his years of service to the early pioneers of Western Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That this body congratulates the Snowshoe Thompson Committee of the Greater Genoa Business Association for their unceasing efforts to honor this great man with a fitting memorial in Genoa; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Snowshoe Thompson Committee.

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FILE NUMBER 104, ACR 35

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 104

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Providing for the compensation of the clergy for services rendered to the Assembly and the Senate during the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature.

 

    Whereas, The members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature have been sincerely appreciative of the daily religious services rendered by members of the clergy representing various denominations; and

    Whereas, The invocations offered by the clergy provided inspiration and guidance for the members of the Nevada Legislature as they faced the challenges and demands of the 71st session; and

    Whereas, A reasonable compensation should be provided for the clergy who performed such services; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the State Controller is authorized and directed to pay the sum of $35 per service out of the legislative fund to the members of the clergy who have performed religious services for the Assembly and the Senate during the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 105, SJR 13

Senate Joint Resolution No. 13– Committee on Transportation

 

FILE NUMBER 105

 

Senate Joint RESOLUTION—Expressing support for certain applications for capital grant funding to assist in financing bus and bus-related capital projects that will benefit Nevada’s transit system and urging the Nevada Congressional Delegation to pursue the attainment of these grants from money appropriated for this purpose.

 

    Whereas, The Federal Government, through the Federal Transit Administration, provides financial assistance to develop new transit systems and improve, maintain and operate existing transit systems; and

    Whereas, Under the Capital Investment Grants and Loans Program, the Federal Transit Administration oversees thousands of grants to hundreds of state and local transit providers for new and replacement buses and facilities, modernization of existing rail systems and new fixed guideway systems; and

    Whereas, Projects associated with buses and bus-related facilities would benefit all Nevadans, including residents of rural areas, tribal reservations and small urban areas, by providing a means of public transit for the elderly, persons with disabilities, persons of low income and other persons who find it difficult to procure necessary transportation; and

    Whereas, These projects are critically needed and would aid this state in attaining the goals of reduced air pollution, more efficient maintenance of buses, increased sources of employment in small communities, development of sites as connection hubs for intracity transportation, safe and comfortable rides for passengers, and the availability of multipurpose buildings which serve both the transit system and other community needs, including use as meeting rooms, museums and office space; and

    Whereas, Each year as part of the Congressional transportation appropriations process, the Nevada Department of Transportation sends a list of projects to the Nevada Congressional Delegation requesting additional funding in the Transportation Appropriations Bill; and

    Whereas, At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Department of Transportation on April 6, 2001, the Board supported the submission of requests for appropriations for fiscal year 2002 from the Transportation Appropriations Bill which includes $39.9 million for projects dealing with bus and bus-related facilities throughout Nevada, of which approximately $4 million would be used for critically necessary ongoing projects for rural and small urban areas; and

    Whereas, Congressional action on these vitally important applications may be influenced by the support of the Nevada Congressional Delegation and the Nevada State Legislature and the involvement of persons and civic organizations in the communities receiving the benefit of these grants; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby expresses its strong support for the submission of applications for capital grant funding that will assist in financing critically needed bus and bus-related projects in Nevada; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby respectfully requests each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation to support and work diligently toward obtaining full funding of Nevada’s applications for grants from Congressional appropriations to the Federal Transit Administration for these purposes; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation and to each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 106, ACR 40

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 40–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 106

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Requesting the return to the Assembly from the Governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 302 of this session.

 

    Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 302 of this session has passed both houses of the 71st session of the Legislature, has been enrolled and delivered to the Governor; and

    Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 302 needs further legislative attention; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Governor of the State of Nevada is hereby respectfully requested to return Assembly Bill No. 302 of this session to the Assembly for further consideration; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny C. Guinn as soon as practicable.

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FILE NUMBER 107, ACR 39

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 39–Assemblymen Perkins, Buckley, Hettrick, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 107

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending the Chief and staff of the State Printing Division of the Department of Administration for services rendered to the Nevada Legislature.

 

    Whereas, Chief Donald L. Bailey, Sr., and the staff of the State Printing Division of the Department of Administration have worked long and hard to meet the needs of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature, and their efforts have ensured timely and efficient printing of all bills, resolutions, histories, indices, and journals; and

    Whereas, The work produced by the State Printing Division continues to meet the high standards of previous years because of the care that Chief Don Bailey and his excellent staff devote to every assignment given to them; and

    Whereas, The departments of the printing office, including composition, offset, bindery and office staff, have set and achieved these high standards under the direction of Chief Bailey; and

    Whereas, Without such outstanding service and continued cooperation from the Chief and his staff, the Legislature could not function or fulfill its obligations to the people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their appreciation and commend Chief Donald L. Bailey, Sr., and the members of his staff at the State Printing Division of the Department of Administration for their dedication, cooperation and exceptional work; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Mr. Donald L. Bailey, Sr., Chief of the State Printing Division of the Department of Administration.

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FILE NUMBER 108, SCR 53

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 53–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

FILE NUMBER 108

 

SENATE Concurrent RESOLUTION—Requesting the return to the Senate from the Governor’s office of Senate Bill No. 372 of this session.

 

    Whereas, Senate Bill No. 372 of this session has passed both houses of the 71st session of the Legislature, has been enrolled and delivered to the Governor; and

    Whereas, Senate Bill No. 372 needs further legislative attention; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Governor of the State of Nevada is hereby respectfully requested to return Senate Bill No. 372 of this session to the Senate for further consideration; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny C. Guinn as soon as practicable.

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FILE NUMBER 109, AJR 4 of the 70th Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4 of the 70th Session– Assemblyman Goldwater

 

FILE NUMBER 109

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada to repeal the constitutional rule against perpetuities.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That section 4 of article 15 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada is hereby repealed.

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FILE NUMBER 110, AJR 3

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 3–Committee on Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 110

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada to revise provisions governing the right to vote and to repeal an obsolete provision relating to the election of United States Senators.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That section 1 of article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

    Section 1.  All citizens of the United States (not laboring under the disabilities named in this constitution) of the age of eighteen years and upwards, who shall have actually, and not constructively, resided in the state six months, and in the district or county thirty days next preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote for all officers that now or hereafter may be elected by the people, and upon all questions submitted to the electors at such election; provided, that no person who has been or may be convicted of treason or felony in any state or territory of the United States, unless restored to civil rights, and no [idiot or insane] person who has been adjudicated mentally incompetent, unless restored to legal capacity, shall be entitled to the privilege of an elector.


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treason or felony in any state or territory of the United States, unless restored to civil rights, and no [idiot or insane] person who has been adjudicated mentally incompetent, unless restored to legal capacity, shall be entitled to the privilege of an elector. There shall be no denial of the elective franchise at any election on account of sex. The legislature may provide by law the conditions under which a citizen of the United States who does not have the status of an elector in another state and who does not meet the residence requirements of this section may vote in this state for President and Vice President of the United States.

And be it further

    Resolved, That section 34 of article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada is hereby repealed.

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FILE NUMBER 111, AJR 5

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Assemblymen Gibbons, Berman, Humke, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Claborn, Collins, Dini, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Koivisto, Lee, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Oceguera, Parks, Parnell, Price, Smith, Tiffany and Von Tobel

 

FILE NUMBER 111

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to allow states to extend Daylight Saving Time to conserve energy and to promote public safety.

 

    Whereas, Congress established Daylight Saving Time in 1966 with the passage of the Uniform Time Act of 1966, 15 U.S.C. 260 et seq., with Daylight Saving Time each year beginning at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of April and ending at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October; and

    Whereas, To save energy following the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo, Congress placed most of the nation on extended Daylight Saving Time, which lasted for 10 months in 1974 and for 8 months in 1975; and

    Whereas, The United States Department of Transportation studied the results of extending Daylight Saving Time in 1974 and 1975 and found that in March and April of each of those years, Daylight Saving Time saved energy in the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil each day or a total of 600,000 barrels each year; and

    Whereas, During that same period, because pedestrian injuries are more likely to occur in the dark than in daylight, it is estimated that 50 lives were saved and 2,000 injuries were prevented, as well as a savings of approximately $28,000,000 in costs for traffic accidents; and

    Whereas, In 1986, the date to begin Daylight Saving Time was changed to the first Sunday in April, rather than the last, resulting in an estimated savings of 300,000 barrels of oil each year; and

    Whereas, In the average home, 25 percent of all electricity used is for lighting and for small appliances such as televisions and stereos and is directly affected by when the residents of the home go to bed and when they get up; and

    Whereas, By moving the clock ahead, thereby reducing the period between sunset and bedtime by 1 hour, the average Nevada residence could decrease the amount of energy consumed; and


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    Whereas, Daylight Saving Time also has a dramatic effect on safety, as reported by several studies in the United States and Britain which show that immediately following the end of Daylight Saving Time, pedestrian fatalities quadruple, because many people are traveling home from work or school at dusk; and

    Whereas, Because many crimes are perpetrated in darkness, the longer daylight hours can have an effect on the reduction of crime; and

    Whereas, Americans generally express the feeling that having more light in the evenings allows them to enjoy more outdoor activities; and

    Whereas, Daylight Saving Time is used in many countries throughout the world and was used for extended periods in the United States during both World War I and World War II to conserve energy; and

    Whereas, With fuel increasing in price and supplies diminishing, as well as the critical importance of related environmental factors, it is essential that we do what we can to conserve our energy resources; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the residents of the State of Nevada encourage our Congressional leaders to explore all areas to enable us to conserve energy; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges Congress to allow states to extend the period of Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in February to the first Sunday in November; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of Transportation and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 112, AJR 15

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 112

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging the President and the Congress of the United States to support the participation of Taiwan of the Republic of China in the World Health Organization.

 

    Whereas, Good health is a basic right for every citizen of the world and access to the highest standards of health information and services is necessary to help guarantee this right; and


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    Whereas, Participation in international health programs is crucial to world health as the potential for the spread of various infectious diseases increases proportionately with the increase in world trade and travel; and

    Whereas, The World Health Organization set forth in the first chapter of its charter the objective of attaining the highest possible level of health for all people; and

    whereas, In 1977, the World Health Organization established “Health for All by the Year 2000” as its overriding priority and reaffirmed that commitment in 1998 by endorsing a new global health policy “Health for All in the 21st Century”; and

    whereas, Taiwan’s population of 21 million is larger than three-quarters of the member states already in the World Health Organization, and the country shares the noble goals of that organization; and

    whereas, The achievements of Taiwan in the field of health are substantial and include one of the highest life expectancy levels in Asia, maternal and infant mortality rates comparable to those of western countries, the eradication of such infectious diseases as cholera, smallpox and the plague, and the distinction of being the first country in the world to provide children with free hepatitis B vaccinations; and

    whereas, Before its loss of membership in the World Health Organization in 1972, Taiwan sent specialists to serve in other member countries on countless health projects and its health experts held key positions in the organization, all to the benefit of the entire Pacific region; and

    whereas, Presently, this remarkable country is not allowed to participate in any forums and workshops organized by the World Health Organization concerning the latest technologies in the diagnosis, monitoring and control of disease; and

    whereas, In recent years, the government and the expert scientists and doctors in the field of medicine of Taiwan have expressed a willingness to assist financially or technically in international aid and health activities supported by the World Health Organization, but these offers have ultimately been refused; and

    whereas, According to the constitution of the World Health Organization, Taiwan does not fulfill the criteria for membership; and

    Whereas, Because the World Health Organization does not allow observers to participate in the activities of the organization and participation by Taiwan would bring tremendous benefits, it is in the best interests of all persons in this world that Taiwan be admitted to the World Health Organization; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby urge President Bush and the Congress of the United States to support all efforts made by Taiwan of the Republic of China to gain meaningful participation in the World Health Organization; and be it further

    Resolved, That the policy of the United States should include the pursuit of an initiative in the World Health Organization that would ensure such participation; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization, the Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further


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Services, the World Health Organization, the Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 113, ACR 37

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 113

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Expressing support for the goals of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and the contract compliance programs of the Nevada Department of Transportation and urging the creation of a statewide task force to expand diversity in the work force on highway construction projects.

 

    Whereas, This nation is best served by the full participation of all persons in meaningful, productive, well-compensated and challenging employment; and

    Whereas, The increased participation of minorities, disadvantaged persons and women in the skilled trades will result in a high-quality work force, reduced welfare dependency, and enhanced productivity and competitiveness of the nation and the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada has a rapidly growing population and a public policy that supports the integration of minorities, disadvantaged persons and women into all areas of the work force and economy; and

    Whereas, The skilled trades are invaluable to the continued successful growth of the State of Nevada and its residents; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Department of Transportation has made considerable efforts to encourage the participation of minorities, disadvantaged persons and women in all aspects of highway construction through its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and contract compliance programs; and

    Whereas, Despite the efforts of the Nevada Department of Transportation, the number of minorities, disadvantaged persons and women represented in the skilled trades on Federal-Aid highway construction projects in the State of Nevada is still very low; and

    Whereas, Similar state transportation agencies, such as the California Department of Transportation, (“CALTRANS”), have had great success in bringing minorities, disadvantaged persons and women into the skilled trades through cooperative efforts with labor unions, community agencies, minority advocacy organizations and business agencies, women’s groups, state government apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs and similar groups; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Department of Transportation works in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration to construct Federal-Aid highways and has statutorily consented to the provisions of the Federal Highway Act; and

    Whereas, The Federal Highway Administration has expressed its policy to require full utilization of all available training and skill-improvement opportunities to ensure the increased participation of minority groups, disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry; and


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    Whereas, The Federal Highway Administration requires all Federal-Aid subcontracts over $10,000 and all Federal-Aid contracts to contain the same specific equal employment opportunity requirements that are set by the United States Department of Labor; and

    Whereas, Contractors and most subcontractors on Federal-Aid highways are required to submit the Federal-Aid Highway Construction Contractors Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Report in July of each year during which work is performed so that the Nevada Department of Transportation may submit its required summary for all active contractors and subcontractors to the Federal Highway Administration; and

    Whereas, A statewide task force, composed of representatives of all parties who are knowledgeable about the skilled trades or who could provide valuable referrals from and connections to the communities of minorities, disadvantaged persons and women in the State of Nevada, to develop and implement statewide and regional plans to carry out the stated policy of the Federal Highway Administration and the United States Department of Labor through the referral, recruitment, pre-apprenticeship programs, training and hiring of minorities, disadvantaged persons and women in the skilled trades involved in highway construction would be an invaluable tool to bring minorities, disadvantaged persons and women into the skilled trades; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend the Nevada Department of Transportation for its efforts to bring diversity to the work place; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature urge the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation to create a statewide task force to find additional ways to increase the number of minorities, disadvantaged persons and women in the skilled trades involved in highway construction through statewide and regional plans for referral recruitment, pre-apprenticeship programs, training and hiring; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature urge the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and the Labor Commissioner to work with representatives of the construction industry, state and local governments, labor unions, minority and women’s groups, apprenticeship programs, the State Apprenticeship Council, the skilled trades, high school and college guidance and career counselors and other knowledgeable persons to achieve the goal of bringing minorities, disadvantaged persons and women into the skilled trades involved in the highway construction industry; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature urge the Nevada Department of Transportation in its capacity as the administrator of the equal employment opportunity policy of the Federal Highway Administration for Federal-Aid highway construction in Nevada to ensure that contractors continue to file the required employment reports and that subcontractors with contracts over $10,000 submit annual reports; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Labor Commissioner and the Director of the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation.

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FILE NUMBER 114, AR 14

Assembly Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Perkins, Buckley and Hettrick

 

FILE NUMBER 114

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Designating certain members of the Assembly as regular and alternate members of the Legislative Commission.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660 and the Joint Rules of the Legislature, the following Assemblymen are designated regular and alternate members of the Legislative Commission to serve until their successors are designated: Mr. Richard D. Perkins, Ms. Barbara E. Buckley, Mr. Bernie Anderson, Mr. David E. Humke, Mr. Dennis Nolan and Mr. David Brown are designated as the regular Assembly members; Mr. Douglas A. Bache and Mrs. Vonne S. Chowning are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Richard D. Perkins; Mr. Wendell P. Williams and Mr. Tom Collins are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Ms. Barbara E. Buckley; Mrs. Marcia de Braga and Mr. Roy Neighbors are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Bernie Anderson; Mr. Donald G. Gustavson and Mrs. Dawn Gibbons are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. David E. Humke; Mr. John C. Carpenter and Ms. Kathy A. Von Tobel are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. Dennis Nolan; Mrs. Sharron E. Angle and Ms. Merle A. Berman are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Mr. David Brown.

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FILE NUMBER 115, SCR 24

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 115

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging the Commission on Tourism and the Commission on Economic Development to promote Nevada as a state where choice in health care is available.

 

    Whereas, Tourism and economic development are of critical importance to Nevada and especially to its rural communities; and

    Whereas, The industry of gaming in Nevada is losing tourism to the many Indian casinos now proliferating the country; and

    Whereas, Nevada would benefit from a new tourism base and a new compassionate, family-oriented image; and

    Whereas, Promoting this state as a national leader in alternative health care choices would draw people to Nevada; and


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    Whereas, Many Americans are already seeking alternative health care in Arizona, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, the Philippines, the Caribbean and various other locations throughout the world; and

    Whereas, Existing health care laws in Nevada allow its residents and visitors a variety of health care choices; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature urges the Commission on Tourism and the Commission on Economic Development and all other state, county or city tourism agencies to promote this state as a compassionate, family-oriented state that offers alternative health care choices; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Lieutenant Governor Lorraine Hunt, Chairman of the Commission on Tourism and Chairman of the Commission on Economic Development.

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FILE NUMBER 116, SCR 51

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51–Senator Rawson

 

FILE NUMBER 116

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Encouraging the use of systems to suppress fires in the engine compartments of school buses.

 

    Whereas, Each year school buses throughout the country experience fire in their engine compartments that are serious enough to require assistance from fire departments; and

    Whereas, A fire in the engine compartment of a school bus can spread rapidly and may result in injury or loss of life, equipment damage, personal injury liability, vehicle downtime for repairs or loss of the vehicle; and

    Whereas, Many of the school buses in use in this state and in the country are used to transport students with physical disabilities; and

    Whereas, Time may not be available for the complete evaluation of the safety of such school buses; and

    Whereas, The technology exists for the installation of a clean agent vehicle thermatic fire extinguisher system in the engine compartment of school buses; and

    Whereas, Such systems can suppress dangerous fires within seconds; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature urges the Nevada Department of Education and the State Board of Education to encourage school districts in this state to specify that such systems be included in the specifications for all purchases of new school buses; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Department of Education and the State Board of Education are urged to encourage school districts to install such systems in existing school buses that transport disabled students, to the extent financial resources are available; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Nevada Department of Education for transmittal to the State Board of Education and to all school districts in this state.

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FILE NUMBER 117, ACR 38

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Committee on Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 117

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Endorsing the support and expansion of programs that motivate students to learn more about the democratic system of government and other programs which encourage involvement in the democratic system of government.

 

    Whereas, Section 2 of article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada provides that “all political power is inherent in the people” and that “government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people”; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature acknowledged these provisions in Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 38 of the 68th legislative session in 1995, which encouraged public officers and employees, state agencies, local governments and the residents of this state to develop new ideas and programs to increase the participation of the residents of this state in the development of public policy and to improve the operation of government at all levels; and

    Whereas, In 1997, the Nevada Legislature enacted legislation which authorized the creation of the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy by the Director of the Department of Museums, Library and Arts and mandated that the Director submit a report to the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature; and

    Whereas, The Department of Museums, Library and Arts has filed with the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature a report entitled Participatory Democracy in Nevada; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature has considered that report and has determined that the recommendations contained therein deserve broader recognition and consideration by public officers and agencies, local governments, organizations and the residents of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall:

    1.  Facilitate the dissemination of a copy of this resolution together with the report entitled Participatory Democracy in Nevada filed with the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature to each elected officer of this state, each city and county government, the board of trustees of each school district, the State Board of Education, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, the Nevada Supreme Court, and any other public officers or employees, organizations, associations and residents of this state who request a copy.

    2.  Encourage those officers, organizations, associations and other persons to cooperate in developing new ideas and programs to increase the quality and extent of participatory democracy in Nevada, including the enhancement of citizen participation in elections; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Director of the Department of Museums, Library and Arts is hereby urged to amend the current regulations establishing the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy by extending the existence of the Committee beyond its scheduled expiration on December 31, 2002, and by adding the Secretary of State or his designee as a member of the committee; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby acknowledges that a primary focus of all classes in this state which teach civics and skills and values of citizenship should be the provision of meaningful and relevant instruction and guidance in developing the intellectual and participatory skills of students at all grade levels to apply critical reasoning in response to the challenges of civic life in a constitutional democracy; and be it further

    Resolved, That the educational officers in Nevada are hereby urged to assess whether adequate resources are available to support the programs that are necessary for citizenship development of the children and youth in Nevada’s schools and to make recommendations to the board of trustees of each school district, the State Board of Education, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, the Governor, the Legislature or the Director of the Department of Museums, Library and Arts for referral to the repository created by NRS 378.400 or the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy for ways these resources can be improved and better used; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature strongly endorses continued support and expansion of existing programs which motivate students to learn more about our democratic system of government, including “America’s Legislators Back to School Day,” sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), “We the People . . . Project Citizen,” developed by the Center for Civic Education in collaboration with the NCSL, “We the People . . . The Citizen and the Constitution,” administered by the Center for Civic Education and funded by the United States Department of Education, “Kids Voting Nevada,” currently active in Clark County, the high school mock trial competitions and other educational programs relating to the law that are supported by the State Bar of Nevada and “CIVITAS,” an international teacher exchange program administered by the Center for Civic Education; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature urges the Nevada Association of Counties and the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities to expand upon their “Award of Excellence in Participatory Democracy” and innovation in government programs and to work with the Department of Museums, Library and Arts in using the repository created by NRS 378.400 to maintain a record of all successful programs of local governments in Nevada which involve citizens in the development of public policy and the improvement of the operations of government; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy and the Director of the Department of Museums, Library and Arts, working in cooperation with the Legislative Counsel Bureau, prepare a report for consideration by the 72nd session of the Nevada Legislature which includes an assessment of any progress made to address the concerns noted in the Participatory Democracy in Nevada report to the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature and identifies specific steps that could be taken to implement the recommendations therein; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Director of the Department of Museums, Library and Arts, the Secretary of State, the Nevada Association of Counties, the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

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FILE NUMBER 118, ACR 41

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Assemblymen Perkins, Buckley, Dini, Hettrick, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 118

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending the staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

 

    Whereas, As early as 1945, when the Legislative Counsel Bureau was created, the Nevada Legislature recognized the need for additional information, advice and assistance in securing sufficient details to act advisedly on legislative matters and accommodate increasingly complex legislative tasks that were impossible to complete without support; and

    Whereas, The functions assigned to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, which was composed of only three members in 1945, were restricted mainly to the appointment of a Legislative Counsel whose principal duties were to assist the Legislature by conducting a survey relating to the needs and functions of the existing entities of the state government and by providing advice for proposed legislation concerning those matters; and

    Whereas, Since those early days, the Legislative Counsel Bureau has evolved into an organization of more than 200 professional employees, and during legislative sessions, almost 300 public servants, who provide a full range of services for the “people’s branch” of government; and

    Whereas, The goal of the Legislative Counsel Bureau in the modern era is to continue to meet the ever-increasing challenges of providing nonpartisan, centralized services to members of both houses of the Legislature and their constituents in the most efficient, professional manner possible; and

    Whereas, The 2001 legislative session, like the historic session of 1999, was limited to 120 calendar days, placing extra time constraints upon the staff; and

    Whereas, The ability to meet this time limitation is dependent upon the coordination of staff assignments and, ultimately, the participation of each staff member to accomplish in 120 days what had been completed in the longer sessions of the past; and

    Whereas, The staff of each division and unit of the Legislative Counsel Bureau contributed to the success of the 2001 session and met the various challenges with unparalleled skill, resourcefulness, diligence and, when necessary, humor; and

    Whereas, In the Administrative Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the staff of the Information Systems Unit and the Media Services Unit continued to improve technology for the legislative process, the staff of the Buildings Unit, the Grounds Unit and the Janitorial Unit prepared and meticulously maintained the building and its grounds as a showplace in Carson City, and the staff of the Accounting Unit, the General Services Unit, the Legislative Police, the Las Vegas office and the Director’s office, and the session staff in the message center, the public bill room, the bill mail room, lobbyist registration and the lobbyist center kept the Legislature functioning smoothly; and


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the Buildings Unit, the Grounds Unit and the Janitorial Unit prepared and meticulously maintained the building and its grounds as a showplace in Carson City, and the staff of the Accounting Unit, the General Services Unit, the Legislative Police, the Las Vegas office and the Director’s office, and the session staff in the message center, the public bill room, the bill mail room, lobbyist registration and the lobbyist center kept the Legislature functioning smoothly; and

    Whereas, The staff of the Audit Division continued to provide the Legislature with independent and reliable information about the operations of state agencies, programs, activities and functions by presenting audit reports and by testifying on legislation to promote accountability in state government, and continued to produce their high-quality audits while reviewing all legislation within the time limitations in a quick and efficient manner; and

    Whereas, The staff of the Fiscal Analysis Division reviewed the ever-increasing budget, bills relating to the budget and budget amendments within the condensed period, maintaining their usual accuracy and efficiency, reviewed fiscal notes in half the time available in sessions before 1999, provided staff support for the Committees on Taxation and responded to Legislators’ requests for information concerning budgets and taxation promptly and efficiently; and

    Whereas, The staff of the Legal Division exceeded their high standards by meeting all deadlines for the drafting of bills and amendments, preparing an increasing quantity of work without sacrificing quality or their meticulous attention to detail, while providing legal advice on the usual wide range of issues to the Legislature and its staff, fully aware that their dedication and long hours were essential to the success of the 120-day session; and

    Whereas, The staff of the Research Division, assisted by its Research Library, provided research and analysis of current and proposed public programs and policies, furnished thorough and prompt background information for use in committees and on the floor of each legislative house, aided committee chairmen by providing administrative and technical assistance in the hearing and processing of bills to meet the rigorous scheduling demands established as a result of the condensed session, and responded to an increased number of Legislator and constituent requests in a timely, efficient and thorough manner despite strict time constraints; and

    Whereas, Although the demands on legislative staff were even greater this session because of the reapportionment and redistricting of both legislative houses, the congressional districts and the districts of the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, the duties pertaining thereto were provided in an efficient, impartial, professional and coordinated manner by several different divisions and units of the Legislative Counsel Bureau; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby express their sincere appreciation to the outstanding staff of the Legislative Counsel Bureau and commend the dedication, cooperation and exceptional work of each person on the staff; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Lorne Malkiewich, Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

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FILE NUMBER 119, AJR 8

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 8–Assemblyman Hettrick

 

FILE NUMBER 119

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada to authorize the Nevada legislature to provide for the separate taxation of property whose development is restricted by an interstate compact for environmental purposes and to provide for an abatement of the tax upon or an exemption of part of the assessed value of undeveloped land or a single-family residence under certain circumstances.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That section 1 of article 10 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

    Section 1.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except mines and mining claims, which shall be assessed and taxed only as provided in section 5 of this article.

    2.  Shares of stock, bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt.

    3.  The legislature may constitute [agricultural] :

    (a) Agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used [, as a separate class] ; and

    (b) Property the development of which is restricted pursuant to an interstate compact for the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the region in which the property is located,

as separate classes for taxation purposes and may provide [a] separate uniform [plan] plans for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such a plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when the agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used [.] , or the property the development of which is restricted is subsequently developed.

    4.  Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or afterward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged.


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    5.  The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

    6.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

    7.  No inheritance tax shall ever be levied.

    8.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes, or to encourage the conservation of energy or the substitution of other sources for fossil sources of energy.

    9.  No income tax shall be levied upon the wages or personal income of natural persons. Notwithstanding the foregoing provision, and except as otherwise provided in subsection 1 of this section, taxes may be levied upon the income or revenue of any business in whatever form it may be conducted for profit in the state.

    10.  The legislature may provide by law for an abatement of the tax upon or an exemption of part of the assessed value of undeveloped land or a single-family residence occupied by the owner, or both, to the extent necessary to avoid severe economic hardship to the owner of the land or residence.

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FILE NUMBER 120, AJR 9

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 9–Committee on Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 120

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging the Congress of the United States to repeal a provision of federal law that requires each state to record the social security number of a citizen on an application for a driver’s license and on applications for certain other licenses, permits and certificates issued by the state for the state to receive certain federal funding.

 

    Whereas, Congress has amended the provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, 42 U.S.C. § 666(a)(13)(A), effective October 1, 2000, concerning the identification of parents who are delinquent in child support payments; and

    Whereas, For a state to be eligible to receive certain federal funding, the amendments to 42 U.S.C. § 666(a)(13)(A) require the state to have in place certain procedures to record the social security number of a citizen on an application for a driver’s license and on the applications for many other licenses, permits and certificates issued by the state; and

    Whereas, The provisions are intended to aid in the identification of parents who are delinquent in child support payments, however, the provisions apply to each person who applies for a driver’s license or for many other types of licenses, permits or certificates issued by the state, whether or not the person is delinquent in child support payments; and


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3483 (File Number 120, AJR 9)ê

 

    Whereas, The provisions violate the fundamental principle of states’ rights recognized by the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America by infringing on the states’ traditional right to regulate matters of family law; and

    Whereas, The provisions violate the fundamental right of law-abiding citizens to be secure from unreasonable government intrusion, surveillance and monitoring; and

    Whereas, The Federal Government often uses social security numbers to collect personal, family, financial and medical information of law-abiding citizens without their knowledge or consent; and

    Whereas, The collection of such personal information is increasing, and the opportunity for the Federal Government to abuse that information violates the fundamental right of law-abiding citizens to be free from unreasonable government intrusion, surveillance and monitoring; and

    Whereas, The widespread use of social security numbers has contributed to the increasing incidence of identity theft and has left law-abiding citizens vulnerable to persons and business organizations who unlawfully use the personal information of citizens without their knowledge or consent; and

    Whereas, The provisions have received criticism from other states, including Michigan where the Secretary of State has filed an action in a United States District Court to enjoin the enforcement of the provisions; and

    Whereas, The collection of social security numbers from law-abiding citizens causes state and local governments to violate the fundamental right of citizens to be secure from unreasonable government intrusion, surveillance and monitoring; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the State of Nevada expresses strong disapproval of the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 666(a)(13)(A) which require each state to have in place procedures to record the social security number of a citizen on an application for a driver’s license and on applications for many other licenses, permits and certificates issued by the state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of the Nevada Legislature respectfully urge the Congress of the United States to repeal those provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 666(a)(13)(A); and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3484ê

 

FILE NUMBER 121, AJR 10

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10–Committee on Health and Human Services

 

FILE NUMBER 121

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to amend the Social Security Act to modify certain reductions in social security benefits that are required for spouses and surviving spouses who are also receiving certain federal, state or local government pensions.

 

    Whereas, In 1977, Congress enacted the Government Pension Offset (GPO) to treat government pensions and survivor annuities as if they were social security benefits; and

    Whereas, Congress amended the GPO in 1983 by enacting a provision requiring that the social security benefits of a person receiving a federal, state or local government pension from work not covered by social security be offset or reduced by an amount that is equal to two-thirds of the government pension; and

    Whereas, The GPO can affect any retiree who receives a federal, state or local government pension and social security benefits, but primarily affects widows and widowers eligible for spousal benefits; and

    Whereas, Since its inception, more than 305,000 retired federal, state and local government employees have had their benefits fully or partially reduced by the GPO; and

    Whereas, Approximately 70 percent of those persons affected by the GPO are women, of whom more than 89,000 are widows; and

    Whereas, Statistics show that the average loss in retirement benefits for those persons affected by the GPO is nearly $350 per month, with widows experiencing the highest average monthly loss of approximately $477; and

    Whereas, Unintentionally, the GPO has harmed a disproportionate number of women who are federal, state and local government retirees with moderate and lower incomes by dropping many of them below the poverty line in their retirement years; and

    Whereas, During the 107th session of Congress, Representative William Jefferson of Louisiana introduced H.R. 664, a bill that would modify the GPO by allowing spouses and surviving spouses who are also receiving certain federal, state or local government pensions to receive a minimum of $1,200 per month before the two-thirds offset could be imposed; and

    Whereas, This targeted reform is designed to help the most serious victims of the GPO, those federal, state and local government retirees with the lowest government pensions who are primarily women; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the Nevada Legislature hereby urge Congress to amend the Social Security Act to provide that the reductions in social security benefits which are required for spouses and surviving spouses who are also receiving certain federal, state or local government pensions must be equal to the amount by which two-thirds of the total amount of the combined monthly benefit and monthly pension exceeds $1,200; and be it further

    Resolved, That the passage of H.R. 664 will restore fairness and equity to the most vulnerable federal, state and local government retirees at a relatively low cost of approximately $2 billion over 5 years, thereby entitling those persons who have worked diligently their entire lives to reap the fruits of their labor after retirement; and be it further


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those persons who have worked diligently their entire lives to reap the fruits of their labor after retirement; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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FILE NUMBER 122, SCR 52

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Brown, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Smith, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 122

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending Shelba Gamble for her service as Administrative Assistant to the President of the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

    Whereas, Shelba Jean Gallaher Gamble was born on January 31, 1938, in Lockesburg, Arkansas, the youngest of the four children of Robbie and Thelma Gallaher; and

    Whereas, Shelba excelled as an athlete and a scholar during her school years by achieving the status of all-county basketball player in junior high school and by attaining the rank of salutatorian of the 1956 graduating class of Lockesburg High School; and

    Whereas, Shelba Gamble attended Texarkana College, where in addition to her scholastic endeavors, she performed as a member of the Starlet Dance Troupe; and

    Whereas, Shelba Gamble served as an able member of the staff of the Political Science Department at the University of Arkansas from 1967 to 1969 and also served in several different staff capacities for the State of Arkansas from 1969 to 1976; and

    Whereas, Shelba Gamble was actively involved in the campaigns of Winthrop Rockefeller and Ted Boswell for Governor of Arkansas and Dale Bumpers for United States Senator from that state; and

    Whereas, Shelba Gamble came to Nevada in 1976, as a single mother of a young child, to serve in the administration of President Max Milam at the University of Nevada, Reno; and

    Whereas, Continuing to serve the University in the key position of Administrative Assistant to Presidents Joseph Crowley and Stephen McFarlane, Shelba concluded this assignment in June 2001, after 25 years of distinguished service; and


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    Whereas, During her quarter century at the University of Nevada, Reno, Shelba Gamble carried out the complex responsibility of managing the President’s office and staff, served as a member of the President’s Cabinet, fulfilled a role as a key adviser to three presidents, and continually exhibited patience, a caring attitude and a willingness to listen while interacting with the many visitors who came daily to the President’s office; and

    Whereas, Shelba Gamble has touched the lives of thousands of students, faculty, staff and others during her career at the University, is admired and respected for her distinguished performance of a difficult and challenging job, and will be fondly remembered for her service by a legion of friends; and

    Whereas, After raising her daughter, Sean, who is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Shelba is now the proud grandmother of Bryn and wishes to spend more time with her loving family; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature pay special tribute to Shelba Jean Gamble on the occasion of her departure from the position of Administrative Assistant to the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, a position that she so capably filled; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature wishes Shelba Jean Gamble a happy and productive retirement, and much well-deserved quality time with her loving family; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Shelba Jean Gamble and to the University of Nevada, Reno.

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FILE NUMBER 123, SR 10

Senate Resolution No. 10–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 123

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Designating certain members of the Senate as regular and alternate members of the Legislative Commission.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660 and the Joint Rules of the Legislature, Senators Mark A. James, Mark Amodei, Maurice E. Washington, Michael A. Schneider, Valerie Wiener and Alice Costandina Titus are designated as the regular Senate members of the Legislative Commission; and be it further

    Resolved, That Senators William R. O’Donnell and Ann O’Connell are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senator Mark A. James; Senators Lawrence E. Jacobsen and Mike McGinness are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senator Mark Amodei; and Senators Randolph J. Townsend and Dean A. Rhoads are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senator Maurice E. Washington; and be it further

    Resolved, That Senators Terry Care and Maggie Carlton are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senators Michael A. Schneider, Valerie Wiener and Alice Costandina Titus; and be it further

    Resolved, That the procedure for requesting an alternate member to replace a regular member during his absence at a meeting, must be as follows:


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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3487 (File Number 123, SR 10)ê

 

    1.  The Secretary of the Legislative Commission shall establish a record of service of alternate members at meetings of the Legislative Commission, and shall maintain a list of the alternate members for each individual Senator or group of Senators. Each list must contain a numerical designation in ascending order for each alternate member on the list. The initial sequence in which the alternate members must be listed must correspond to their designation as alternates in this resolution.

    2.  If a regular member of the Legislative Commission is unable to attend a scheduled meeting of the commission, and notifies the Secretary of the Legislative Commission, the Secretary shall request the alternate member with the lowest numerical designation on the appropriate list to replace the regular member at the meeting. If the alternate member does not agree to serve, the Secretary shall make the same request of the alternate member with the next higher numerical designation on the list, and so on through the list until an alternate member agrees to replace the regular member.

    3.  An alternate member who agrees to replace a regular member at a meeting of the Legislative Commission loses the numerical designation he had on the appropriate list at the time he was requested to serve. The Secretary of the Legislative Commission shall, when the alternate member agrees to replace the regular member, assign to that alternate member the highest numerical designation on the appropriate list. At the same time, the Secretary shall also reduce by one the numerical designation in the appropriate list to those alternate members who have higher numerical designations in the appropriate list than the alternate member who has agreed to serve.

    4.  An alternate member who is requested to replace a regular member at a meeting of the Legislative Commission, but who does not agree to replace the regular member, does not lose the numerical designation he had on the appropriate list at the time of the request.

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FILE NUMBER 124, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining

 

FILE NUMBER 124

 

ASSEMBLY Concurrent RESOLUTION—Directing the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to continue the review of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact.

 

    Whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Compact provides for the maintenance of the scenic, recreational, educational, scientific, natural and public health values of the entire Lake Tahoe Basin; and

    Whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Compact establishes the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to adopt and enforce a regional plan and to provide opportunities for the orderly growth and development of the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

    Whereas, The Legislature of the State of Nevada is vitally concerned with achieving regional goals in conserving the natural resources of the entire Lake Tahoe Basin and with the programs and activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency that affect these goals; and

    Whereas, As a necessary corollary to this vital concern and for the protection of Lake Tahoe, the Legislature of the State of Nevada is also concerned with the role and efforts of those federal and state agencies that have authority to regulate activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin and their interactions with and effect upon the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lake Tahoe Basin; and


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concerned with the role and efforts of those federal and state agencies that have authority to regulate activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin and their interactions with and effect upon the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

    Whereas, Subcommittees of the Legislative Commission have successfully reviewed the programs and activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on previous occasions; and

    Whereas, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16 of the 70th Legislative Session directed the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee of six legislators composed of three members of the Senate and three members of the Assembly to continue the review of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and to oversee the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; and

    Whereas, The review and oversight of the programs and activities of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the role of each federal and state agency having authority and responsibility in the Lake Tahoe Basin continue to be necessary to ensure the proper functioning of those agencies; and

    Whereas, It is vital to remain in communication with members of the Legislature of the State of California to continue to achieve the goals set forth in the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Legislative Commission is hereby directed to appoint a committee of six legislators composed of three members of the Senate and three members of the Assembly to continue the review of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and to oversee the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and each federal and state agency having authority to regulate activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin; and be it further

    Resolved, That the committee is directed to:

    1.  Review the budget, programs, activities, responsiveness and accountability of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; and

    2.  Study the role and activities of each federal and state agency having authority to regulate activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin, including, without limitation, their role in the protection of Lake Tahoe and their interactions with and effect upon the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lake Tahoe Basin; and be it further

    Resolved, That the committee is directed to communicate with members of the Legislature of the State of California to achieve the goals set forth in the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, each member of the California delegation to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the President pro Tempore of the Senate of the State of California and the Speaker of the Assembly of the State of California.

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ê2001 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3489ê

 

FILE NUMBER 125, SJR 7

Senate Joint Resolution No. 7–Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 125

 

Senate Joint RESOLUTION—Urging the United States Department of State to approve the establishment of a Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas.

 

    Whereas, Hispanic settlers from Mexico were the first ethnic group to arrive in the territory that now encompasses the State of Nevada, predating all except the Native Americans; and

    Whereas, The Hispanic cultural influence is strong in this state, dating back to 1829 when Mexican scout Rafael Rivera discovered an area that was officially named Las Vegas which is Spanish for “The Meadows”; and

    Whereas, Since their first arrival to the region, Hispanics have forged a rich legacy in this state and contributed greatly to its growth and development; and

    Whereas, In the past 10 years, not only was Nevada the fastest growing state in the nation, but Southern Nevada’s Hispanic population, most of which is of Mexican descent, has grown to account for more than 14 percent of the population in Southern Nevada, thus making the Las Vegas Valley one of the top five areas of Hispanic population in the country; and

    Whereas, It is estimated that by the year 2010 this state can expect to have a Hispanic population of 20 percent, mainly concentrated in the Las Vegas Valley; and

    Whereas, Since the Las Vegas Valley is today experiencing expansive and diversified growth in our demographic makeup and economic pursuits, and Mexico is our neighboring country and partner in business, trade and tourism, it is essential we provide for the best means of ongoing communication, safeguards and service to our residents and visitors from Nevada and the country of Mexico; and

    Whereas, The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs is considering Las Vegas, Nevada, as a potential location for a consulate; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 71st session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby urge the United States Department of State to approve the establishment of a Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas to provide the best means for assisting both the residents of Southern Nevada and visitors with a variety of services; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of State of the United States Department of State, the Chief of Protocol of the United States Department of State; the Chief of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States Department of State and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage.

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