[Rev. 11/21/2013 11:13:38 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 378A - STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD

NRS 378A.010        Policy of this State; purpose of chapter.

NRS 378A.020        “Board” defined.

NRS 378A.030        Creation; membership; Secretary; recommendations to Legislature.

NRS 378A.040        Qualifications, appointment and terms of members.

NRS 378A.050        Meetings; salaries of members.

NRS 378A.060        Duties.

NRS 378A.070        Account for Historical Records: Creation; use; deposits; payment of claims.

NRS 378A.080        Acceptance of gifts and grants of money.

NRS 378A.090        Filing of documents with State Library and Archives.

NRS 378A.100        Maintenance of records.

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      NRS 378A.010  Policy of this State; purpose of chapter.  It is the policy of this State to foster and further the establishment and proper maintenance of superior archives and public records programs throughout the State including facilities, professional staffs and auxiliary personnel to support such programs. The purpose of this chapter is to provide the means for the overview and study of existing programs, facilities, resources and services and for the accumulation of recommendations to strengthen and expand these components.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 836)

      NRS 378A.020  “Board” defined.  As used in this chapter, “Board” means the State Historical Records Advisory Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 836)

      NRS 378A.030  Creation; membership; Secretary; recommendations to Legislature.  The State Historical Records Advisory Board, consisting of the State Library and Archives Administrator and nine members appointed by the Governor, is hereby created. The State Library and Archives Administrator shall serve as a nonvoting member of the Board and Secretary to the Board. The Board is responsible to the Governor and may make recommendations to the Legislature.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 836; A 1997, 3146)

      NRS 378A.040  Qualifications, appointment and terms of members.

      1.  The Governor shall appoint to the Board:

      (a) The person who is in charge of the archives and records of the Division of State Library and Archives of the Department of Administration. This person is the State Historical Records Coordinator for the purposes of 36 C.F.R. § 1206.42 and shall serve as Chair of the Board.

      (b) A person in charge of a state-funded historical agency who has responsibilities related to archives or records, or to both archives and records.

      (c) Seven other members, at least three of whom must have experience in the administration of historical records or archives. These members must represent as broadly as possible the various public and private archive and research institutions and organizations in the State.

      2.  After the initial terms, the Chair serves for 4 years and each other appointed member serves for 3 years. Members of the Board may be reappointed.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 836; A 1993, 1581; 2001, 925; 2011, 2976)

      NRS 378A.050  Meetings; salaries of members.

      1.  The Board shall meet regularly at least three times a year and, within the limits of legislative appropriations, may hold additional meetings upon the call of the Chair.

      2.  Each member of the Board who is not an employee of the State is entitled to receive a salary of $80 for each day’s attendance at a meeting of the Board.

      3.  Payments of salaries must be made upon itemized and verified claims approved by the State Library and Archives Administrator from money appropriated to the State Library and Archives.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 837; A 1997, 3146)

      NRS 378A.060  Duties.  The Board shall:

      1.  Examine and assess archives and public records programs and the facilities, professional staffs and auxiliary personnel that support such programs.

      2.  Review and evaluate applications made by political subdivisions and private organizations for grants from the Account for Historical Records to improve the preservation of historical records.

      3.  Make recommendations to the State Library and Archives Administrator for approval of applications for grants from the Account for Historical Records.

      4.  Publish any material pertaining to its work as it deems appropriate.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 836; A 1997, 3146; 2013, 1622)

      NRS 378A.070  Account for Historical Records: Creation; use; deposits; payment of claims.

      1.  The Account for Historical Records is hereby created in the State General Fund to be administered by the State Library and Archives Administrator. Money in the Account may be expended only for grants to promote and preserve historical recordkeeping and for carrying out the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  All money received by the Board from any source must be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Account.

      3.  All claims against the Account must be paid as other claims against the State are paid.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 837; A 1997, 3146)

      NRS 378A.080  Acceptance of gifts and grants of money.  The Board may accept gifts and grants of money for the purpose of carrying out its responsibilities pursuant to this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 837)

      NRS 378A.090  Filing of documents with State Library and Archives.  The Board shall promptly file copies of any and all of its reports, studies, documents and publications, regardless of form of issue, with the State Library and Archives.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 837)

      NRS 378A.100  Maintenance of records.  The State Library and Archives Administrator shall maintain the records of the Board at the State Library and Archives.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 837; A 1997, 3147)