RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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FILE NUMBER 1, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 1

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Adopting the Joint Standing Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 74th Session of the Legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly as amended by the 73rd Session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 74th Session of the Legislature:

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

 

Rule No. 1.  Procedure Concerning.

      In every case of an amendment of a bill, or joint or concurrent resolution, agreed to in one House, dissented from in the other, and not receded from by the one making the amendment, each House shall appoint a committee to confer with a like committee to be appointed by the other; and the committee so appointed shall meet publicly at a convenient hour to be agreed upon by their respective chairmen and announced publicly, and shall confer upon the differences between the two Houses as indicated by the amendments made in one and rejected in the other and report as early as convenient the result of their conference to their respective Houses.

      The report shall be made available to all members of both Houses. The whole subject matter embraced in the bill or resolution shall be considered by the committee, and it may recommend recession by either House, new amendments, new bills or resolutions, or other changes as it sees fit. New bills or resolutions so reported shall be treated as amendments unless the bills or resolutions are composed entirely of original matter, in which case they shall receive the treatment required in the respective Houses for original bills, or resolutions, as the case may be.

      The report of a conference committee may be adopted by acclamation, and such action may be considered equivalent to the adoption of amendments embodied therein. The report is not subject to amendment. If either House refuses to adopt the report, or if the first conference committee has so recommended, a second conference committee may be appointed. No member who served on the first committee may be appointed to the second.

      There shall be but two conference committees on any bill or resolution. A majority of the members of a conference committee from each House must be members who voted for the passage of the bill or resolution.

 


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MESSAGES

 

Rule No. 2.  Procedure Concerning.

      Proclamations by the Governor convening the Legislature in extra session shall, by direction of the presiding officer of each House, be read immediately after the convening thereof, filed and entered in full in the Journal of proceedings.

      Whenever a message from the Governor is received, the Sergeant at Arms will announce: “Mr. President, or [Mr.] Madam Speaker, the Secretary of the Governor is at the bar.” The Secretary will, upon being recognized by the presiding officer, announce: “Mr. President, or [Mr.] Madam Speaker, a message from His Excellency, the Governor of Nevada, to the Honorable, the Senate or Assembly,” and hand same to the Sergeant at Arms for delivery to the Secretary of the Senate or Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The presiding officer will direct the biennial message of the Governor to be received and read, and all special messages to be received, read and entered in full in the Journal of proceedings.

      Messages from the Senate to the Assembly shall be delivered by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary, and messages from the Assembly to the Senate shall be delivered by the Chief Clerk or Assistant Chief Clerk.

 

NOTICE OF FINAL ACTION

 

Rule No. 3.  Communications.

      Each House shall communicate its final action on any bill or resolution, or matter in which the other may be interested, by written notice. Each such notice sent by the Senate must be signed by the Secretary of the Senate, or a person designated by the Secretary. Each such notice sent by the Assembly must be signed by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, or a person designated by the Chief Clerk.

 

BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

Rule No. 4.  Signature.

      Each enrolled bill or joint resolution shall be presented to the presiding officers of both Houses for signature. They shall, after an announcement of their intention to do so is made in open session, sign the bill or joint resolution and their signatures shall be followed by those of the Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly.

 

Rule No. 5.  Joint Sponsorship.

      1.  A bill or resolution introduced by a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly may, at the direction of the chairman of the committee, set forth the name of a standing committee of the other House as a joint sponsor, if a majority of all members appointed to the committee of the other House votes in favor of becoming a joint sponsor of the bill or resolution. The name of the committee joint sponsor must be set forth on the face of the bill or resolution immediately below the date on which the bill or resolution is introduced.

      2.  A bill or resolution introduced by one or more Legislators elected to one House may, at the direction of the Legislator who brings the bill or resolution forward for introduction, set forth the names of one or more Legislators who are members elected to the other House and who wish to be primary joint sponsors or non-primary joint sponsors of the bill or resolution.

 


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primary joint sponsors or non-primary joint sponsors of the bill or resolution. Not more than five Legislators from each House may be set forth on the face of a bill or resolution as primary joint sponsors. The names of each primary joint sponsor and non-primary joint sponsor must be set forth on the face of the bill or resolution in the following order immediately below the date on which the bill or resolution is introduced:

      (a) The name of each primary joint sponsor, in the order indicated on the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution; and

      (b) The name of each non-primary joint sponsor, in alphabetical order.

      3.  The Legislative Counsel shall not cause to be printed the name of a standing committee as a joint sponsor on the face of a bill or resolution unless the chairman of the committee has signed his name next to the name of the committee on the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution that was submitted to the front desk of the House of origin or the statement required by subsection 5. The Legislative Counsel shall not cause to be printed the name of a Legislator as a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor on the face of a bill or resolution unless the Legislator has signed the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution that was submitted to the front desk of the House of origin or the statement required by subsection 5.

      4.  Upon introduction, any bill or resolution that sets forth the names of primary joint sponsors or non-primary joint sponsors, or both, must be numbered in the same numerical sequence as other bills and resolutions of the same House of origin are numbered.

      5.  Once a bill or resolution has been introduced, a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor may only be added or removed by amendment of the bill or resolution. An amendment which proposes to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor must not be considered by the House of origin of the amendment unless a statement requesting the addition or removal is attached to the copy of the amendment submitted to the front desk of the House of origin of the amendment. If the amendment proposes to add or remove a Legislator as a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor, the statement must be signed by that Legislator. If the amendment proposes to add or remove a standing committee as a joint sponsor, the statement must be signed by the chairman of the committee. A copy of the statement must be transmitted to the Legislative Counsel if the amendment is adopted.

      6.  An amendment that proposes to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor may include additional proposals to change the substantive provisions of the bill or resolution or may be limited only to the proposal to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor.

 

PRINTING

 

Rule No. 6.  Ordering and Distribution.

      Each House may order the printing of bills introduced, reports of its own committees, and other matter pertaining to that House only; but no other printing may be ordered except by a concurrent resolution passed by both Houses. Each Senator is entitled to the free distribution of four copies of each bill introduced in each House, and each Assemblyman to such a distribution of two copies. Additional copies of such bills may be distributed at a charge to the person to whom they are addressed.

 


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to the person to whom they are addressed. The amount charged for distribution of the additional copies must be determined by the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau to approximate the cost of handling and postage for the entire session.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

Rule No. 7.  Types, Usage and Approval.

      1.  A joint resolution must be used to:

      (a) Propose an amendment to the Nevada Constitution.

      (b) Ratify a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution.

      (c) Address the President of the United States, Congress, either House or any committee or member of Congress, any department or agency of the Federal Government, or any other state of the Union.

      2.  A concurrent resolution must be used to:

      (a) Amend these Joint Rules.

      (b) Request the return from the Governor of an enrolled bill for further consideration.

      (c) Resolve that the return of a bill from one House to the other House is necessary and appropriate.

      (d) Express facts, principles, opinion and purposes of the Senate and Assembly.

      (e) Establish a joint committee of the two Houses.

      (f) Direct the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study.

      3.  A concurrent resolution or a resolution of one House may be used to:

      (a) Memorialize a former member of the Legislature or other notable or distinguished person upon his death.

      (b) Congratulate or commend any person or organization for a significant and meritorious accomplishment, but any request for drafting the resolution must be approved by the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections or the Assembly Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments before submission to the Legislative Counsel.

 

VETOES

 

Rule No. 8.  Special Order.

      Bills which have passed the Legislature, and which are accompanied by a message or statement of the Governor’s disapproval, or veto of the same, shall become the subject of a special order; and when the special order for their consideration is reached and called, the said message or statement shall be read, together with the bill or bills so disposed or vetoed; and the message and bill shall be read in the Senate by the Secretary of the Senate and in the Assembly by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions; and no such bill or message shall be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon, save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which shall be put by the Chair is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” It shall not be in order, at any time, to vote upon such vetoed bill without the same shall have first been read ; [, from the first word of its title to and including the last word of its final section;] and no motion shall be entertained after the Chair has stated the question save a motion for “The previous question,” but the merits of the bill itself may be debated.

 


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final section;] and no motion shall be entertained after the Chair has stated the question save a motion for “The previous question,” but the merits of the bill itself may be debated.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Rule No. 9.  Limitations and Calculation of Duration.

      1.  In calculating the permissible duration of an adjournment for 3 days or less, the day of adjournment must not be counted but the day of the next meeting must be counted, and Sunday must not be counted.

      2.  The Legislature may adjourn for more than 3 days by motion based on mutual consent of the Houses or by concurrent resolution. One or more such adjournments, for a total of not more than 20 days during any regular session, may be taken to permit standing committees, select committees or the Legislative Counsel Bureau to prepare the matters respectively entrusted to them for the consideration of the Legislature as a whole.

 

Rule No. 9.5.  Adjournment Sine Die.

      1.  The Legislature shall not take any action on a bill or resolution after midnight Pacific Daylight Time on the 120th calendar day of session.

      2.  A Legislator shall not take any action to impede the progress of the Legislature in completing its business by the time specified in subsection 1.

      3.  Any action taken in violation of subsection 2 shall be deemed out of order.

 

EXPENDITURES FROM THE LEGISLATIVE FUND

 

Rule No. 10.  Manner of Authorization.

      Except for routine salary, travel, equipment and operating expenses, no expenditures shall be made from the Legislative Fund without the authority of a concurrent resolution regularly adopted by the Senate and Assembly.

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION

 

Rule No. 11.  Membership and Organization.

      1.  When members of the minority party in the Senate or in the Assembly comprise less than 34 percent of the total number elected to that House, minority party membership for that House on the Legislative Commission must be:

      (a) One, if such membership is less than 21 percent.

      (b) Two, if such membership is between 21 percent and 33 percent. If the members of the minority party in the Senate or in the Assembly comprise more than 33 percent of the total number elected to that House, minority party membership for that House on the Commission must be three, being equal to the membership of the majority party.

      2.  Each House shall select one or more alternate members for each member from that House, designating them according to party or according to the individual member whom the alternate would replace.

      3.  A vacancy in the regular Senate or Assembly membership created by death or by resignation or by the Legislator’s ceasing to be a member of the Legislature shall be filled by the proper alternate member as designated by that House.

 


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that House. If there is no proper alternate member, the Legislative Commission shall fill the vacancy by appointing a Senator or Assemblyman of the same party.

      4.  If for any reason a member is or will be absent from a meeting and there are no alternates available, the Chairman of the Commission may appoint a member of the same House and political party to attend the meeting as an alternate.

      5.  The members shall serve until their successors are appointed by resolution as provided in NRS 218.660, notwithstanding that their terms of office may have expired, except that the membership of any member who does not become a candidate for reelection or who is defeated for reelection shall terminate on the day next after the election and the vacancy shall be filled as provided in this Rule.

      6.  The Chairman shall be selected at the first meeting of the newly formed Legislative Commission and shall serve until his successor is appointed following the formation of the next Legislative Commission.

 

RECORDS OF COMMITTEE PROCEEDINGS

 

Rule No. 12.  Duties of Secretary of Committee and Director.

      1.  Each standing committee of the Legislature shall cause a record to be made of the proceedings of its meetings.

      2.  The secretary of a standing committee shall:

      (a) Label each record with the date, time and place of the meeting and also indicate on the label the numerical sequence in which the record was made;

      (b) Keep the records in chronological order; and

      (c) Deposit the records immediately following the final adjournment of any regular or special session of the Legislature with the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

      3.  The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall:

      (a) Index the records;

      (b) Make the records available for accessing by any person during office hours under such reasonable conditions as he may deem necessary;

      (c) Maintain a log as a public record containing the date, time, name and address of any person accessing any of the records and identifying the records accessed; and

      (d) Retain the records for two bienniums and at the end of that period keep some form or copy of the record in any manner he deems reasonable to ensure access to the record in the foreseeable future.

 

LIMITATIONS ON INTRODUCTION AND REQUESTS FOR DRAFTING OF LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

 

Rule No. 14.  Limitations on Drafting and Requirements for Introduction; Duplicative Measures; Indication of Requester on Committee Introductions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor, if submitted before 5 p.m. on the 8th calendar day of the legislative session, not more than:

 


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      (a) Two requests from each Assemblyman; and

      (b) Four requests from each Senator,

Ê for the drafting of a bill or resolution.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 4 and 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor, if submitted before 5 p.m. on the [22nd] 19th calendar day of the legislative session, not more than 50 requests, in total, from the standing committees of each House for the drafting of a bill or joint resolution. The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall, not later than the 1st calendar day of the legislative session, determine and provide the Legislative Counsel with a written list of the number of requests for the drafting of a bill that may be submitted by each standing committee of their respective Houses, within the limit provided by this subsection. The lists may be revised any time before the [22nd] 19th day of the legislative session to reallocate any unused requests or requests which were withdrawn before drafting began on the request.

      3.  A request for the drafting of a bill or resolution that is submitted by a standing committee pursuant to this section must be approved by a majority of all of the members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Legislative Counsel.

      4.  A standing committee may only request the drafting of a bill or resolution or introduce a bill or resolution that is within the jurisdiction of the standing committee.

      5.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a bill or resolution submitted by a member or standing committee of the Senate or Assembly unless such information as is required to draft the measure is submitted to the Legislative Counsel with the request.

      6.  A measure introduced by a standing committee at the request of a Legislator or organization must indicate the Legislator or organization at whose request the measure was drafted.

      7.  The following measures must be introduced by a standing committee:

      (a) Measures drafted at the request of agencies and officers of the Executive Branch of State Government, local governments, the courts and other authorized nonlegislative requesters.

      (b) Measures requested by interim legislative studies.

      (c) Bills requested by a standing committee, or by persons designated to request measures on behalf of a standing committee during the interim. Bills requested by or on behalf of a standing committee must be introduced by that committee.

      8.  Resolutions requested by or on behalf of a standing committee may be introduced by an individual member.

      9.  If two or more measures are being considered in the same House which are substantively duplicative, only the measure which has been assigned the lowest number for the purpose of establishing its priority in drafting may be considered, unless the measure with the lowest number is not introduced within 5 days after introduction of a measure with a higher number.

      10.  A Legislator may not change the subject matter of a request for a legislative measure after it has been submitted for drafting.

 


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Rule No. 14.2.  Limitations on Time for Introduction of Legislation.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

      (a) Unless the provisions of paragraph (b) or (c) are applicable, a bill or joint resolution may only be introduced on or before:

             (1) The 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill or joint resolution; or

             (2) The last day for introduction of the bill or joint resolution as required by paragraph (d),

Ê whichever is earlier.

      (b) If a bill or joint resolution requires revision after the introductory copy has been delivered, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill or joint resolution. The revised bill or joint resolution may only be introduced on or before:

             (1) The 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill or joint resolution; or

             (2) The last day for introduction of the bill or joint resolution as required by paragraph (d),

Ê whichever is earlier.

      (c) If the bill or joint resolution requires a second or subsequent revision, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill or joint resolution. A bill or joint resolution revised pursuant to this subsection may only be introduced on or before:

             (1) The 20th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill or joint resolution; or

             (2) The last day for introduction of the bill or joint resolution as required by paragraph (d),

Ê whichever is earlier.

      (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the last day for introduction of a bill or joint resolution that was requested by:

             (1) A Legislator is the 43rd calendar day of the legislative session.

             (2) A standing or interim committee or other requester is the [51st] 50th calendar day of the legislative session.

      2.  The Legislative Counsel shall indicate on the face of the introductory copy of each bill or joint resolution the final date on which the bill or joint resolution may be introduced.

      3.  If the final date on which the bill or joint resolution may be introduced falls upon a day on which the House in which the bill or joint resolution is to be introduced is not in session, the bill or joint resolution may be introduced on the next day that the House is in session.

 

SCHEDULE FOR ENACTMENT OF BILLS

 

Rule No. 14.3.  Final Dates for Action by Standing Committees and Houses.

      Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

      1.  The final standing committee to which a bill or joint resolution is referred in its House of origin may only take action on the bill or joint resolution on or before the 68th calendar day of the legislative session.

 


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resolution on or before the 68th calendar day of the legislative session. A bill may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the bill is exempt pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6.

      2.  Final action on a bill or joint resolution may only be taken by the House of origin on or before the 79th calendar day of the legislative session.

      3.  The final standing committee to which a bill or joint resolution is referred in the second House may only take action on the bill or joint resolution on or before the 103rd calendar day of the legislative session. A bill may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the bill is exempt pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6.

      4.  Final action on a bill or joint resolution may only be taken by the second House on or before the 110th calendar day of the legislative session.

Ê No notice of reconsideration of any final vote on a bill or joint resolution is in order on the last day on which final action is allowed.

 

Rule No. 14.4.  Emergency Requests.

      1.  After a legislative session has convened:

      (a) The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another Legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than five requests for the drafting of a bill or resolution.

      (b) The Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another Legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than two requests for the drafting of a bill or resolution.

      2.  A request submitted pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) May be submitted at any time during the legislative session and is not subject to any of the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.

      (b) Is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other requests for the drafting of a bill or resolution that are authorized to be submitted to the Legislative Counsel by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the Assembly, Minority Leader of the Senate or Minority Leader of the Assembly.

      3.  The list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475 must include the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested each bill or resolution pursuant to this Rule. If the request was made on behalf of another Legislator or a standing committee, the list must also include the name of the Legislator or standing committee on whose behalf the bill or resolution was requested.

      4.  The Legislative Counsel shall cause to be printed on the face of the introductory copy of all reprints of each bill or resolution requested pursuant to this Rule the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested the bill or resolution.

 

Rule No. 14.5.  Waivers.

      1.  At the request of a Legislator or a standing or select committee of the Senate or Assembly, subsection 1 or 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 or any of the provisions of Joint Standing Rule No.

 


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Standing Rule No. 14.3, or any combination thereof, may be waived by the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly, acting jointly, at any time during a legislative session. A request for a waiver submitted by a committee must be approved by a majority of all members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Majority Leader and the Speaker.

      2.  A waiver granted pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) Must be in writing, executed on a form provided by the Legislative Counsel, and signed by the Majority Leader and the Speaker.

      (b) Must indicate the date on which the waiver is granted.

      (c) Must indicate the Legislator or committee on whose behalf the waiver is being granted.

      (d) Must include the bill number for which the waiver is granted or indicate that the Legislative Counsel is authorized to accept and honor a request for a new bill or resolution.

      (e) Must indicate the provisions to which the waiver applies.

      (f) May include the conditions under which the bill for which the waiver is being granted must be introduced and processed.

      3.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a new bill or resolution for which a waiver is granted pursuant to this Rule unless such information as is required to draft the bill or resolution is submitted to the Legislative Counsel within 2 calendar days after the date on which the waiver is granted.

      4.  Upon the receipt of a written waiver granted pursuant to this Rule, the Legislative Counsel shall transmit a copy of the waiver to the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The notice that a waiver has been granted for an existing bill must be read on the floor and entered in the Journal, and a notation that the waiver was granted must be included as a part of the history of the bill on the next practicable legislative day. A notation that a waiver was granted authorizing a new bill or resolution must be included as a part of the history of the bill or resolution after introduction.

      5.  The Legislative Counsel shall secure the original copy of the waiver to the official cover of the bill or resolution.

      6.  No notice of reconsideration of any final vote on a bill is in order on the last day on which final action is allowed by a waiver.

 

Rule No. 14.6.  Exemptions.

      1.  Upon request of the draft by or referral to the Senate Finance Committee or the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, a bill which:

      (a) Contains an appropriation; or

      (b) Has been determined by the Fiscal Analysis Division to:

             (1) Authorize the expenditure by a state agency of sums not appropriated from the State General Fund or the State Highway Fund;

             (2) Create or increase any significant fiscal liability of the State;

             (3) Implement a budget decision; or

             (4) Significantly decrease any revenue of the State,

Ê is exempt from the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3. The Fiscal Analysis Division shall give notice to the Legislative Counsel to cause to be printed on the face of the bill the term “exempt” for any bills requested by the Senate Finance Committee or Assembly Committee on Ways and Means that have been determined to be exempt and shall give written notice to the Legislative Counsel, Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly of any bill which is determined to be exempt or eligible for exemption after it is printed.

 


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exempt and shall give written notice to the Legislative Counsel, Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly of any bill which is determined to be exempt or eligible for exemption after it is printed. When a bill is determined to be exempt or eligible for an exemption after the bill was printed a notation must be included as a part of the history of the bill on the next practicable legislative day. The term “exempt” must be printed on the face of all reprints of the bill after the bill becomes exempt.

      2.  Unless exempt pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1, all of the provisions of Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 and 14.3 apply to a bill until the bill becomes exempt pursuant to subsection 1. A bill that has become exempt does not lose the exemption regardless of subsequent actions taken by the Legislature.

      3.  A cumulative list of all bills determined by the Fiscal Analysis Division pursuant to subsection 1 to be exempt or eligible for exemption after being printed must be maintained and printed in the back of the list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475.

      4.  The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3 do not apply to:

      (a) A measure that primarily relates to carrying out the business of the Legislature.

      (b) A bill returned from enrollment for a technical correction.

      (c) A bill that was previously enrolled but, upon request of the Legislature, has been returned from the Governor for further consideration.

 

Rule No. 14.7.  Amendments.

      1.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of an amendment to a bill or resolution if the subject matter of the amendment is independent of, and not specifically related and properly connected to, the subject that is expressed in the title of the bill or resolution.

      2.  For the purposes of this Rule, an amendment is independent of, and not specifically related and properly connected to, the subject that is expressed in the title of a bill or resolution if the amendment relates only to the general, single subject that is expressed in that title and not to the specific whole subject matter embraced in the bill or resolution.

      3.  This Rule must be narrowly construed to carry out the purposes for which it was adopted which is to ensure the effectiveness of the limitations set forth in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 and 14.3.

 

CONTINUATION OF LEADERSHIP OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY DURING THE INTERIM BETWEEN SESSIONS

 

Rule No. 15.  Tenure and Performance of Statutory Duties.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, the tenure of the President Pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, Majority Floor Leader and Minority Floor Leader of the Assembly extends during the interim between regular sessions of the Legislature.

      2.  The Senators designated to be the President Pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session of the Legislature if the Senator formerly holding the respective position is no longer a Legislator.

 


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designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session of the Legislature if the Senator formerly holding the respective position is no longer a Legislator.

      3.  The Assemblymen designated to be the Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, Majority Floor Leader and Minority Floor Leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session.

 

INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION REQUESTED BY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

Rule No. 16.  Delivery of Bill Drafts Requested by State Agencies and Local Governments.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, on or before the third legislative day, the Legislative Counsel shall randomly deliver, in equal amounts, all legislative measures drafted at the request of any state agency or department or any local government to the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly for consideration for introduction.

      2.  Any legislative measure properly requested in accordance with NRS 218.241 and 218.245 by any state agency or department or any local government which has not been drafted before the third legislative day must, upon completion, be immediately and randomly delivered, in equal amounts, by the Legislative Counsel to the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly for consideration for introduction.

 

DATE OF FIRST JOINT BUDGET HEARING

 

Rule No. 17.  Requirement.

      The first joint meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means to consider the budgets of the agencies of the State must be held on or before the 89th calendar day of the regular session.

 

CRITERIA FOR REVIEWING BILLS THAT REQUIRE POLICIES OF HEALTH INSURANCE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR CERTAIN TREATMENT OR SERVICES

 

Rule No. 18.  Topics of Consideration.

      Any standing committee of the Senate or Assembly to which a bill is referred requiring a policy of health insurance delivered or issued for delivery in this State to provide coverage for any treatment or service shall review the bill giving consideration to:

      1.  The level of public demand for the treatment or service for which coverage is required and the extent to which such coverage is needed in this State;

      2.  The extent to which coverage for the treatment or service is currently available;

      3.  The extent to which the required coverage may increase or decrease the cost of the treatment or service;

      4.  The effect the required coverage will have on the cost of obtaining policies of health insurance in this State;

 


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      5.  The effect the required coverage will have on the cost of health care provided in this State; and

      6.  Such other considerations as are necessary to determine the fiscal and social impact of requiring coverage for the treatment or service.

 

INTERIM FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

 

Rule No. 19.  Date for Reporting.

      Each legislative committee that adopted any findings or recommendations during the interim since the last regular session of the Legislature shall, no later than the 14th calendar day of the regular session, inform interested members of the Senate and Assembly of those findings and recommendations.

 

POLICY AND PROCEDURES REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Rule No. 20.  Maintenance of Working Environment; Procedure for Filing, Investigating and Taking Remedial Action on Complaints.

      1.  The Legislature hereby declares its intention to maintain a working environment which is free from sexual harassment. This policy applies to all Legislators and lobbyists. Each member and lobbyist is responsible to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will ensure that others are able to work in such an environment.

      2.  In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, for the purposes of this Rule, “sexual harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

      (a) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s employment;

      (b) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the person; or

      (c) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

      3.  Each person subject to these Rules must exercise his own good judgment to avoid engaging in conduct that may be perceived by others as sexual harassment. The following noninclusive list provides illustrations of conduct that the Legislature deems to be inappropriate:

      (a) Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments;

      (b) Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures;

      (c) Physical conduct such as unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with the work directed at a person because of his sex;

      (d) Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests to keep a person’s job or avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors; and

      (e) Retaliation for opposing, reporting or threatening to report sexual harassment, or for participating in an investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted by the Legislature or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,

 


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conducted by the Legislature or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,

Ê when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s employment or submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the person or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

      4.  A person may have a claim of sexual harassment even if he has not lost a job or some other economic benefit. Conduct that impairs a person’s ability to work or his emotional well-being at work constitutes sexual harassment.

      5.  If a Legislator believes he is being sexually harassed on the job, he may file a written complaint with:

      (a) The Speaker of the Assembly;

      (b) The Majority Leader of the Senate; or

      (c) The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, if the complaint involves the conduct of the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate.

Ê The complaint must include the details of the incident or incidents, the names of the persons involved and the names of any witnesses.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate, as appropriate, shall refer a complaint received pursuant to subsection 5 to a committee consisting of Legislators of the same House. A complaint against a lobbyist may be referred to a committee in either House.

      7.  If the complaint involves the conduct of the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall refer the complaint to the Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments of the Assembly or the Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections of the Senate, as appropriate. If the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate is a member of one of these committees, the Speaker or the Majority Leader, as the case may be, shall not participate in the investigation and resolution of the complaint.

      8.  The committee to which the complaint is referred shall immediately conduct a confidential and discreet investigation of the complaint. As a part of the investigation, the committee shall notify the accused of the allegations. The committee shall facilitate a meeting between the complainant and the accused to allow a discussion of the matter, if both agree. If the parties do not agree to such a meeting, the committee shall request statements regarding the complaint from each of the parties. Either party may request a hearing before the committee. The committee shall make its determination and inform the complainant and the accused of its determination as soon as practicable after it has completed its investigation.

      9.  If the investigation reveals that sexual harassment has occurred, the Legislature will take appropriate disciplinary or remedial action, or both. The committee shall inform the complainant of any action taken. The Legislature will also take any action necessary to deter any future harassment.

      10.  The Legislature will not retaliate against a person who files a complaint and will not knowingly permit any retaliation by the person’s supervisors or coworkers.

 


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      11.  The Legislature encourages a person to report any incident of sexual harassment immediately so that the complaint can be quickly and fairly resolved.

      12.  Action taken by a complainant pursuant to this Rule does not prohibit the complainant from also filing a complaint of sexual harassment with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

      13.  All Legislators and lobbyists are responsible for adhering to the provisions of this policy. The prohibitions against engaging in sexual harassment and the protections against becoming a victim of sexual harassment set forth in this policy apply to employees, Legislators, lobbyists, vendors, contractors, customers and visitors to the Legislature.

      14.  This policy does not create any enforceable legal rights in any person.

 

VOTE ON GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

 

Rule No. 21.  Waiting Period Between Introduction and Final Passage.

      A period of at least 24 hours must elapse between the introduction of the general appropriation bill and a vote on its final passage by its House of origin.

 

USE OF LOCK BOXES BY STATE AGENCIES

 

Rule No. 22.  Duties of Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means.

      To expedite the deposit of state revenue, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means shall, when reviewing the proposed budget of a state agency which collects state revenue, require if practicable, the agency to deposit revenue that it has received within 24 hours after receipt. The committees shall allow such agencies to deposit the revenue directly or contract with a service to deposit the revenue within the specified period.

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FILE NUMBER 2, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 2

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of Assembly attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following persons are elected as attaches of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada: Diane Keetch, Lucinda Benjamin, Matthew Baker, Kathryn Fosnaugh, Jason Hataway, Kyle Wentz, Terry Sullivan, Robin Bates, Victoria Kieffer, Sharon Murphy, Jennifer Osheroff, Debra Williams, Jasmine Shackley, William Souligny, Sylvia Brown, Sally Stoner, Barbara Houger, Wendy Kameda, Erin Smith, Matt Yemma, Betty Phenix, Laurel Armbrust, Kelly Minton, Nenita Wasserman, Tom Mullin, Toshiko McIntosh, Bonnie Borda Hoffecker, Joyce Hess, Alaina Cowley, Ashley Smith, Ann Marie Cutkosky, Kathryn Alden, Deanna Duncan, Marge Griffin, Millicent Jorgenson, Sheila Sease, Victoria Thompson, Jackie Valley, Cynthia Carter, Leslie Danihel, Judy Maddock, Rachel Pilliod, Reba Coombs, Connie Davis, Christine Bashaw, Linda Blevins, Anne Bowen, Barron Brooks, Todd Myler, Carol J.

 


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Tom Mullin, Toshiko McIntosh, Bonnie Borda Hoffecker, Joyce Hess, Alaina Cowley, Ashley Smith, Ann Marie Cutkosky, Kathryn Alden, Deanna Duncan, Marge Griffin, Millicent Jorgenson, Sheila Sease, Victoria Thompson, Jackie Valley, Cynthia Carter, Leslie Danihel, Judy Maddock, Rachel Pilliod, Reba Coombs, Connie Davis, Christine Bashaw, Linda Blevins, Anne Bowen, Barron Brooks, Todd Myler, Carol J. Thomsen, Patti Adams, Doreen Avila, Patricia Blackburn, Judith Coolbaugh, Mary Kay Doherty, Denise Dunning, Patricia Evans, Sherrada Fielder, Betty Francis, Mary Garcia, Christine Henricksen, Kaci Kerfeld, Terry Horgan, Danielle Mayabb, Marion Miles, Earlene Miller, Rachelle Myrick, Emilie Reafs, Kelly Troescher, Cheryl Williams, Katrina Zach, Gillis Colgan, Olivia Lloyd, Trisha Moore, Matthew Mowbray, Mary Bean, Jennifer Breeden, Nancy Dickson, Jeff Dreiling, Curt Easley, Angela Flores, Fabby Franco, Vicky Goodson, Donna Hancock, Lisa Her, Patricia Hutson, Novella Kowallek, Jacqueline Lethbridge, Yhvona Martin, Christopher Mayhew, Carolyn Maynick, Sara Moffat, Jacqueline Morgan, Luke Newman, Sheree Rosevear, Janet Stokes, Linda Utt, Jacob Vela, Sherry Howie, Harle Glover, Anne Knowles, Evelyn Moser, Maria Stafford, Frank Taylor, Victoria Windsor, Ted Zuend, Barry Wynott, Deanna Keirstead, June Bennett, Norm Budden, Mary Carel, Diane Bacus, Brandi Colunga, Jack Cooke, John Davis, Mark Day, Gail Eller, Mark Frady, Joyce E. Ghiselli, Don Hataway, Juanita Heston, Stephen Honey, Lois Lahair, Bob Maynick, Reid Meyer, Frank Tetz and Daniel Webster.

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FILE NUMBER 3, AR 2

Assembly Resolution No. 2–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 3

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing allowances to the leadership and other members of the Assembly for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the Assembly for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $2,800, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the Speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore, Majority Floor Leader, Minority Floor Leader and chairman of each standing committee of the Assembly for postage, telephone tolls and other communication charges is $900; and be it further

      Resolved, That these amounts be certified by the Speaker and the Chief Clerk to the State Controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the Legislative Fund, and the State Treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay these warrants.

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FILE NUMBER 4, AR 3

Assembly Resolution No. 3–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 4

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Adopting the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules as amended by the 73rd Session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Legislature:

 

I.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

Duties of Officers

 

Rule No. 1.  Speaker of the Assembly.

      1.  All officers of the Assembly are subordinate to the Speaker in all that relates to the prompt, efficient and correct discharge of their official duties under the Speaker’s supervision.

      2.  Possessing the powers and performing the duties described in this Rule, the Speaker shall:

      (a) Take the chair at the hour to which the Assembly stands adjourned, call the members to order, and upon the appearance of a quorum, proceed to business.

      (b) Preserve order and decorum and have general direction of the Chamber of the Assembly and the approaches thereto. In the event of any disturbance or disorderly conduct therein, order the same to be cleared.

      (c) Decide all questions of order, subject to a member’s right to appeal to the Assembly. On appeal from such decisions, the Speaker has the right, in the Speaker’s place, to assign the reason for the decision.

      (d) Have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the Chair, but such substitution must not extend beyond one legislative day.

      (e) When the Assembly resolves itself into Committee of the Whole, name a Chairman to preside thereover and call him to the Chair.

      (f) Have the power to accredit the persons who act as representatives of the news media and assign them seats.

      (g) Sign all bills and resolutions passed by the Legislature as provided by law.

      (h) Sign all subpoenas issued by the Assembly.

      (i) Receive all messages and communications from other departments of the government and announce them to the Assembly.

      (j) Represent the Assembly, declare its will and in all things obey its commands.

      (k) Vote on final passage of a bill or resolution, but the Speaker shall not be required to vote in ordinary legislative proceedings except where the Speaker’s vote would be decisive. In all yea and nay votes, the Speaker’s name must be called last.

 


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      3.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of Speaker, through death, resignation or disability of the Speaker, the Speaker Pro Tempore shall temporarily and for the period of vacancy or disability conduct the necessary business of the Assembly.

      4.  If a permanent vacancy occurs in the office of Speaker, the Assembly shall select a new Speaker.

 

Rule No. 2.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 3.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 4.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 5.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 6.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 10.

 

II.  SESSIONS AND MEETINGS

 

Rule No. 10.  Time of Meeting.

      The Assembly shall meet each day at 11 a.m., unless the Assembly adjourns to some other hour.

 

Rule No. 11.  Open Meetings.

      All meetings of the Assembly and its committees must be open to the public.

 

Rule No. 12.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 20.

 

III.  DECORUM AND DEBATE

 

Rule No. 20.  Points of Order.

      If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the Assembly, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call to order, in which case the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain; and if called to order by a member, such member shall immediately state the point of order. If the point of order be sustained by the presiding officer, the member shall not be allowed to proceed; but if it be not sustained, then he shall be permitted to go on. Every such decision from the presiding officer shall be subject to an appeal to the House; but no discussion of the question of order shall be allowed unless an appeal be taken from the decision of the presiding officer.

 

Rule No. 21.  Portable Electronic Communication Devices.

      1.  A person who is within the Assembly Chambers or within an Assembly committee room shall not engage in a telephone conversation via the use of a portable telephone.

 


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      2.  Before entering the Assembly Chambers or an Assembly committee room, any person who possesses a portable electronic communication device, such as a pager or telephone, that emits an audible alert, such as a ringing or beeping sound, to signal an incoming message or call, shall turn the audible alert off. A device that contains a nonaudible alert, such as a silent vibration, may be operated in a nonaudible manner within the Assembly Chambers or within an Assembly committee room.

 

Rule No. 22.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 23.  Committee on Ethics; Legislative Ethics.

      1.  The Committee on Ethics consists of:

      (a) Two members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker from the majority political party;

      (b) One member of the Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader from the minority political party; and

      (c) Two qualified electors of the State chosen by the members of the Committee who are appointed pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b), neither of whom is a present or former member of the Legislature or employed by the State of Nevada.

      2.  The Speaker shall appoint two members of the Assembly, one from the majority political party and one from the minority political party to serve as alternate members of the Committee. If a member is disqualified, the alternate appointed from the same political party shall serve as a member of the Committee during the consideration of a specific question.

      3.  A member is disqualified if he is the requester of advice concerning a question of ethics or conflict of interest, or if the advice is requested by another member of the Assembly and a reasonable person in his situation could not exercise independent judgment on the matter in question.

      4.  The Committee shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by Legislators and others, and it may advise Legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest. All proceedings held to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence or physical or mental health of any person by the Committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are confidential unless a Legislator:

      (a) Against whom a complaint is brought requests a public hearing;

      (b) Discloses the opinion of the Committee at any time after his hearing; or

      (c) Discloses the content of an advisory opinion issued to him by the Committee.

      5.  A complaint which alleges a breach of ethics or a conflict of interest must be in writing and signed by the person making the allegation. The complaint must be filed with the Chairman. The Chairman shall send a copy of the complaint, within 24 hours after receiving it, to the Legislator against whom the complaint is brought.

      6.  The criterion to be applied by the Committee in determining whether a Legislator has a conflict of interest is whether the independence of judgment of a reasonable person in his position upon the matter in question would be materially affected by:

      (a) His acceptance of a gift or loan; or

      (b) His private economic interest.

 


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      7.  A Legislator who determines that he has a conflict of interest may vote upon, advocate or oppose any measure as to which a potential conflict exists if he makes a general disclosure of the conflict. In determining whether to vote upon, advocate or oppose the measure, the Legislator should consider whether:

      (a) The conflict impedes his independence of judgment;

      (b) His participation will produce a negative effect on the public’s confidence in the integrity of the Legislature;

      (c) His participation is likely to have any significant effect on the disposition of the measure; and

      (d) His interest is greater than the interests of an entire class of persons similarly situated.

 

The next rule is 30.

 

IV.  QUORUM, VOTING, ELECTIONS

 

Rule No. 30.  Manner of Voting.

      1.  The presiding officer shall declare all votes, but the yeas and nays must be taken when called for by three members present, and the names of those calling for the yeas and nays must be entered in the Journal by the Chief Clerk.

      2.  The presiding officer shall call for yeas and nays by a division or by a roll call, either electronic or oral.

      3.  When taking the yeas and nays on any question, the electronic roll call system may be used, and when so used shall have the force and effect of any roll call under these rules.

      4.  When taking the yeas and nays by oral roll call, the Chief Clerk shall take the names of members alphabetically, except that the Speaker’s name must be called last.

      5.  The electronic roll call system may be used to determine the presence of a quorum.

      6.  The yeas and nays must not be taken with the electronic roll call system until all members present are at their desks. The presiding officer may vote at the rostrum.

      7.  Only a member who:

      (a) Has been certified by the Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments or a special committee of the Assembly; and

      (b) Is physically present within the Assembly Chambers,

Ê may cast a vote in the Assembly.

      8.  A member shall not vote for another member on any roll call, either electronic or oral. Any member who votes for another member may be punished in any manner deemed appropriate by the Assembly.

 

Rule No. 31.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 32.  Announcement of the Vote.

      1.  A member may change his vote at any time before the announcement of the vote if the voting is by voice, or at any time before the votes are electronically recorded if the voting is conducted electronically.

      2.  The announcement of the result of any vote shall not be postponed.

 


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Rule No. 33.  Voting by Division.

      Upon a division and count of the Assembly on any question, no person without the bar shall be counted.

 

The next rule is 40.

 

V.  LEGISLATIVE BODIES

 

Rule No. 40.  Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Assembly are as follows:

      1.  Ways and Means, fourteen members.

      2.  Judiciary, fourteen members.

      3.  [Growth and Infrastructure, thirteen] Taxation, twelve members.

      4.  Education, eleven members.

      5.  Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments, thirteen members.

      6.  Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining, eleven members.

      7.  Transportation, eleven members.

      8.  Commerce and Labor, fourteen members.

      9.  Health and Human Services, eleven members.

      10.  Government Affairs, [thirteen] fourteen members.

      11.  Select Committee on Corrections, Parole, and Probation, six members.

 

Rule No. 41.  Appointment of Committees.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in Assembly Standing Rule No. 23, all committees must be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise directed by the Assembly. The Speaker shall designate the chairman and vice chairman of each committee.

      2.  To facilitate the full participation of the members during an adjournment called pursuant to [NRS 218.115,] Joint Standing Rule No. 9 of the Senate and Assembly, the Speaker may temporarily appoint a member to a standing committee that is scheduled to meet during the adjournment if none of the committees to which the member is regularly assigned will be meeting during the adjournment.

 

Rule No. 42.  Committee Action.

      1.  The committee shall have regular meetings scheduled by the Assembly leadership. A quorum of the committee is a majority of its members and may transact business except as limited by this Rule.

      2.  Except as limited by this Rule, a simple majority of those present may move, second and pass a motion by voice vote.

      3.  Definite action on a bill or resolution will require a majority of the entire committee.

      4.  A two-thirds majority of the entire committee is required to reconsider action on a bill or resolution.

      5.  Committee introduction of legislative measures which are not prefiled requires concurrence of two-thirds of the entire committee and does not imply commitment to support final passage.

      6.  The chairman [shall vote on all] must be present when the committee votes to take any final action regarding bills or resolutions [.] , but the chairman is not required to vote.

 


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      7.  No member of the committee may vote by proxy under any circumstances.

      8.  A committee shall not take a vote on the question of whether to exercise its statutory authority to issue a legislative subpoena unless the chairman has informed the Speaker of the intention of the committee to consider such a question.

 

Rule No. 43.  Subcommittees.

      Subcommittees made up of committee members may be appointed by the chairman to consider and report back on specific subjects or bills.

 

Rule No. 44.  Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments.

      The Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments has jurisdiction over matters relating to personnel. It shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attaches and employees of the Assembly not otherwise provided for by law. It may suspend or remove any such attache or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty. It shall function as the Committee on Rules and as the Committee on Credentials of the Assembly.

 

Rule No. 45.  Procedure for Election Contests.

      1.  Upon receipt of a statement of contest from the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.427, the Speaker shall, as soon as practicable, appoint a special committee to hear the contest or refer the contest to the Standing Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments. The committee shall conduct a hearing to consider the contest. The committee shall keep written minutes of the hearing. The contestant has the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such a nature as to establish that the result of the election was changed thereby.

      2.  The contest must be submitted so far as may be possible upon depositions or by written or oral arguments as the Assembly may order. Any party to a contest may take the deposition of any witness at any time after the statement of contest is filed with the Secretary of State and before the contest is finally decided. At least 3 days’ notice must be given to the prospective deponent and to the other party. If oral statements are made at any hearing before the Assembly or a committee thereof which purport to establish matters of fact, they must be made under oath. Strict rules of evidence do not apply.

      3.  The committee shall, not later than 5 calendar days after the contest was referred to the committee, report to the Assembly its findings on whether the contestant has met the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such a nature as to establish that the result of the election was changed thereby. The committee shall then report to the Assembly its recommendation on which person should be declared elected or report that it has no recommendation. The Assembly shall, as soon as practicable thereafter but not later than 7 calendar days after the Speaker received the statement of contest, vote whether to accept or reject the committee’s recommendation without amendment, if a recommendation is made. If the recommendation is accepted, the Speaker shall declare the recommended person elected. If the recommendation is rejected or the committee did not make a recommendation, the Assembly shall consider immediately which person should be declared elected.

 


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person should be declared elected. The Speaker shall not adjourn the Assembly until it has declared a person to be elected.

      4.  If a person other than the person initially seated as a member of the Assembly pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.427 is declared to be elected by the Assembly as a result of the contest, the Speaker shall inform the Governor of the identity of the person declared to be elected by the Assembly.

 

Rule No. 46.  Committee Action on Reports.

      Committee reports must be adopted at a committee session actually assembled and meeting as a committee with a quorum present. Every committee vote on a matter pertaining to a bill or resolution must be recorded. The vote may be taken by roll call at the discretion of the chairman.

 

Rule No. 47.  Committee Records.

      The chairman of each committee shall keep, or cause to be kept, a complete record of the committee proceedings in which there must be entered:

      1.  The time and place of each meeting;

      2.  The attendance and absence of members;

      3.  The names of all persons appearing before the committee, with the names of persons, firms, corporations or associations in whose behalf such appearance is made; and

      4.  The subjects or measures considered and action taken.

 

Rule No. 48.  Disposition of Committee Records.

      All minutes, records and documents in the possession of committees and their chairmen must be filed in the offices of the Legislative Counsel Bureau upon adjournment sine die.

 

Rule No. 49.  Committee Hearings.

      1.  The presence of a quorum of the committee is desirable but not required to conduct a public hearing. At the discretion of the chairman, members of the committee may attend, participate in and, if applicable, vote during the hearing via simultaneous telephone or video conference.

      2.  Public hearings are opened by the chairman who announces the subject under consideration and provides for those wishing to address the committee to be heard. These persons shall rise in an order determined by the chairman, address the chair and furnish their names, addresses and firms or other organizations represented. Committee members may address the chairman for permission to question the witness.

 

Rule No. 50.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 51.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 52.  Concurrent Referrals.

      When a bill or resolution is referred to two committees, the bill or resolution must go to the first committee named. If the first committee votes to amend the bill or resolution, it must be reprinted with amendments and then returned to the first committee or sent immediately to the next committee. If there is no amendment proposed by the first committee, or if the first committee acts upon the bill or resolution after amendment, the bill or resolution must be sent with the committee recommendation immediately to the second committee.

 


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the first committee acts upon the bill or resolution after amendment, the bill or resolution must be sent with the committee recommendation immediately to the second committee.

 

The next rule is 60.

 

VI.  RULES GOVERNING MOTIONS

 

Rule No. 60.  Entertaining.

      No motion may be debated until it is distinctly announced by the presiding officer. The presiding officer, upon his own motion or at the request of a member, may direct that the motion be reduced to writing and be read by the Chief Clerk before the motion is debated. A motion may be withdrawn by the maker at any time before amendment or before the motion is put to vote.

 

Rule No. 61.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 62.  Reserved.

 

Particular Motions

 

Rule No. 63.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 64.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 65.  Indefinite Postponement.

      When a question is postponed indefinitely, the same question must not be considered again during the session and the question is not subject to a motion for reconsideration.

 

Rule No. 66.  To Strike Enacting Clause.

      A motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution does not take precedence over any other subsidiary motion. If the motion is carried, it shall be considered equivalent to the rejection of such bill or resolution.

 

Rule No. 67.  Division of Question.

      Any member may call for a division of the question, which shall be divided, if it comprehends propositions in substance so distinct that, one being taken away, a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the Assembly. A motion to strike out being lost shall preclude neither amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible.

 

Rule No. 68.  To Reconsider—Precedence of.

      A motion to reconsider shall have precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn, or to fix the time to which to adjourn; and when the Assembly adjourns, while a motion to reconsider is pending, or before passing the order of business of Motions, Resolutions and Notices, the right to move a reconsideration shall continue to the next day of sitting. No notice of reconsideration of any final vote shall be in order on the:

      1.  Last day on which final action is allowed; or

      2.  Day preceding the last day of the session.

 


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The next rule is 80.

 

VII.  DEBATE

 

Rule No. 80.  Speaking on Question.

      No member shall speak more than twice during the consideration of any one question, on the same day, and at the same stage of proceedings, without leave. Members who have once spoken shall not again be entitled to the floor (except for explanation) to the exclusion of others who have not spoken.

 

Rule No. 81.  Previous Question.

      The previous question shall be put only when demanded by three members. The previous question shall not be moved by the member last speaking on the question.

 

Rule No. 82.  Privilege of Closing Debate.

      The author of a bill, a resolution or a main question shall have the privilege of closing the debate, unless the previous question has been sustained.

 

The next rule is 90.

 

VIII.  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

A.  Rules and Procedure

 

Rule No. 90.  Mason’s Manual.

      The rules of parliamentary practice contained in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the Assembly in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Standing Rules and orders of the Assembly, and the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

 

Rule No. 91.  Rescission, Change or Suspension of Rule.

      No standing rule or order of the Assembly shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of two-thirds of the members elected, and one day’s notice being given of the motion therefor; but a rule or order may be suspended temporarily by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.

 

Rule No. 92.  Notices of Bills, Topics and Public Hearings.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, all committees shall provide adequate notice of public hearings on bills, resolutions or other topics which are to come before the committees. The notice must include the date, time, place and agenda to be covered. The notice must be posted conspicuously in the legislative building, appear in the Daily History and be made available to the news media. The Daily History must include the most current version of the notice that is available at the time the Daily History is created and an informational statement informing the public where more current information, if any, regarding such notices may be found.

      2.  The noticing requirements of this Rule may be suspended for emergency situations but only after approval by a two-thirds vote of a committee.

 


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      3.  Subsection 1 does not apply to:

      (a) Committee meetings held on the floor of the Assembly during a recess; or

      (b) Conference committee meetings.

 

Rule No. 93.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 94.  Privilege of the Floor and Lobbying.

      No person, except Senators, former Assemblymen and state officers, may be admitted at the bar of the Assembly, except by special invitation on the part of some member; but a majority may authorize the Speaker to have the Assembly cleared of all such persons. No person may do any lobbying upon the floor of the Assembly at any time, and it is the duty of the Sergeant at Arms to remove any person violating any of the provisions of this Rule.

 

Rule No. 95.  Material Placed on Legislators’ Desks.

      All papers, letters, notes, pamphlets and other written material placed upon an Assemblyman’s desk shall contain the signature of the Legislator requesting the placement of such material on the desk or shall contain a designation of the origin of such material. This Rule does not apply to books containing the legislative bills and resolutions, the legislative Daily Histories, the legislative Daily Journals or Legislative Counsel Bureau material.

 

Rule No. 96.  Peddling, Begging and Soliciting.

      1.  Peddling, begging and soliciting are strictly forbidden in the Assembly Chambers, and in the lobby, gallery and halls adjacent thereto.

      2.  No part of the Assembly Chambers may be used for, or occupied by signs or other devices for any kind of advertising.

      3.  No part of the hallways adjacent to the Assembly Chambers may be used for or occupied by signs or other devices for any kind of advertising for commercial or personal gain. Notices for nonprofit, nonpartisan, civic or special legislative events may be posted in a designated area of the hallways adjacent to the Assembly Chambers with the approval of the Chief Clerk.

 

Rule No. 97.  Petitions and Memorials.

      Petitions, memorials and other papers addressed to the Assembly, shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a member in the Speaker’s place. A brief statement of the contents thereof shall be made by the introducer. They shall not be debated on the day of their being presented, but shall be on the table, or be referred, as the Assembly shall determine.

 

Rule No. 98.  Request of Purpose.

      A member may request the purpose of a bill or joint resolution upon its introduction.

 

Rule No. 99.  Remarks.

      It shall be in order for members to make remarks and to have such remarks entered in the Journal.

 


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Rule No. 100.  Precedence of Parliamentary Authority.

      The precedence of parliamentary authority in the Assembly is:

      1.  The Constitution of the State of Nevada.

      2.  The Statutes of the State of Nevada.

      3.  The Standing Rules of the Assembly and the Joint Standing Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

      4.  Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure.

 

Rule No. 101.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 102.  Privileged Questions.

      Privileged questions have precedence over all others in the following order:

      1.  Motions to fix the time to which the Assembly shall adjourn.

      2.  Motions to adjourn.

      3.  Questions relating to the rights and privileges of the Assembly or any of its members.

      4.  A call of the House.

      5.  Motions for special orders.

 

Rule No. 103.  Reserved.

 

B.  Bills

 

Rule No. 104.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 105.  Substitute Bills.

      A substitute bill shall be deemed and held to be an amendment, and treated in all respects as such. However, a substitute bill may be amended after its adoption, in the same manner as if it were an original bill.

 

Rule No. 106.  Skeleton Bills.

      The introduction of skeleton bills is authorized when, in the opinion of the sponsor and the Legislative Counsel, the full drafting of the bill would entail extensive research or be of considerable length. A skeleton bill will be provided for purposes of introduction and committee referral. Such a bill will be a presentation of ideas or statements of purpose, sufficient in style and expression to enable the Legislature and the committee to which the bill may be referred to consider the substantive merits of the legislation proposed.

 

Rule No. 107.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 108.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 109.  Reading of Bills.

      The presiding officer shall announce at each reading of a bill whether it be the first, second or third reading. The first reading of a bill shall be for information. If there is objection, the question shall be, “Shall the bill be rejected?” If the question to reject fails to receive a majority vote by the members present, or if there is no objection, the bill shall take the proper course. No bill shall be referred to a committee until after the first reading, nor amended until after the second reading.

 


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Rule No. 110.  Second Reading and Amendment of Bills.

      1.  All bills must be read the second time on the first legislative day after which they are reported by committee, unless a different day is designated by motion. Upon second reading, Assembly bills reported without amendments shall be placed on the General File and Senate bills reported without amendments shall be placed on the General File. Committee amendments reported with bills shall be considered upon their second reading, and such amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Any amendment which is numbered, copied and made available to all members must be moved and voted upon by number unless any member moves that it be read in full. Assembly bills so amended must be reprinted, engrossed, and placed on the General File. Senate bills so amended must be reprinted, then engrossed or reengrossed, as applicable, and placed on the General File.

      2.  Any member may move to amend a bill during its second or third reading, and such a motion to amend may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended on second reading must be treated the same as bills with committee amendments. Any bill so amended upon the General File must be reprinted and then engrossed or reengrossed, as applicable.

      3.  The reprinting of amended bills may be dispensed with only in accordance with the provisions of law.

 

Rule No. 111.  Consent Calendar.

      1.  A standing committee may by unanimous vote of the members present report a bill with the recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar. The question of recommending a bill for the Consent Calendar may be voted upon in committee only after the bill has been recommended for passage and only if no amendment is recommended.

      2.  The Chief Clerk shall maintain a list of bills recommended for the Consent Calendar. The list must be printed in the Daily History and must include the summary of each bill, and the date the bill is scheduled for consideration on final passage.

      3.  At any time before the presiding officer calls for a vote on the passage of the Consent Calendar, a member may give written notice to the Chief Clerk or state orally from the floor of the Assembly in session that he requests the removal of a particular bill from the Consent Calendar. If a member so requests, the Chief Clerk shall remove the bill from the Consent Calendar and transfer it to the Second Reading File. A bill removed from the Consent Calendar may not be restored to that Calendar.

      4.  During floor consideration of the Consent Calendar, members may ask questions and offer explanations relating to the respective bills.

      5.  When the Consent Calendar is brought to a vote, the bills remaining on the Consent Calendar must be read by number and summary and the vote must be taken on their final passage as a group.

 

Rule No. 112.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 113.  General File.

      All bills reported to the Assembly, by either standing or special committees, after receiving their second readings must be placed upon a General File, to be kept by the Chief Clerk. Bills must be taken from the General File and acted upon in the order in which they were reported, unless otherwise specially ordered by the Assembly.

 


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otherwise specially ordered by the Assembly. But engrossed bills shall be placed at the head of the file, in the order in which they are received. The Chief Clerk shall post a daily statement of the bills on the General File, setting forth the order in which they are filed, and specifying the alterations arising from the disposal of business each day. The Chief Clerk shall likewise post notices of special orders as made.

 

Rule No. 114.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 115.  Reconsideration of Vote on Bill.

      On the first legislative day that the Assembly is in session succeeding that on which a final vote on any bill or resolution has been taken, a vote may be reconsidered on the motion of any member. Notice of intention to move such reconsideration must be given on the day on which the final vote was taken by a member voting with the prevailing party. It is not in order for any member to move a reconsideration on the day on which the final vote was taken, except by unanimous consent. There may be no reconsideration of a vote on a motion to indefinitely postpone. Motions to reconsider a vote upon amendments to any pending question may be made at once.

 

Rule No. 116.  Vetoed Bills.

      Bills that have passed both Houses of the Legislature and are transmitted to the Assembly accompanied by a message or statement of the Governor’s disapproval or veto of the same must be taken up and considered immediately upon the coming in of the message transmitting the same, or become the subject of a special order. When the message is received, or (if made a special order) when the special order is called, the said message or statement must be read together with the bill or bills so disapproved or vetoed. The message and bill must be read by the Chief Clerk without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions. No such bill or message may be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which may be put by the Speaker is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” It shall not be in order, at any time, to vote upon such a vetoed bill unless the same shall first have been read, from the first word of its title to and including the last word of its final section. No motion may be entertained after the Speaker has stated the question, save a motion to adjourn or a motion for the previous question, but the merits of the bill itself may be debated. The message or statement containing the objections of the Governor to the bill must be entered in the Journal of the Assembly. The consideration of a vetoed bill, and the objections of the Governor thereto, shall be a privileged question, and shall take precedence over all others.

 

Rule No. 117.  Reserved.

 

C.  Resolutions

 

Rule No. 118.  Treated as Bills—Joint Resolutions.

      The procedure of enacting joint resolutions must be identical to that of enacting bills, except that:

 


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      1.  Joint resolutions, upon enrollment, must be delivered to the Secretary of State; and

      2.  Joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution must be entered in the Journal in their entirety.

 

Rule No. 119.  Reserved.

 

D.  Order of Business

 

Rule No. 120.  Order of Business.

      The Order of Business must be as follows:

      1.  Call to Order.

      2.  Reading and Approval of Journal.

      3.  Presentation of Petitions.

      4.  Reports of Standing Committees.

      5.  Reports of Select Committees.

      6.  Communications.

      7.  Messages from the Senate.

      8.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

      9.  Introduction, First Reading and Reference.

      10.  Consent Calendar.

      11.  Second Reading and Amendment.

      12.  General File and Third Reading.

      13.  Unfinished Business of Preceding Day.

      14.  Special Orders of the Day.

      15.  Remarks from the Floor, limited to 10 minutes.

 

Rule No. 121.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 122.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 123.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 124.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 125.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 126.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 127.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 128.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 140.

 

IX.  LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS

 

Rule No. 140.  Compensation of Witnesses.

      Witnesses summoned to appear before the Assembly or any of its committees must be compensated as provided by law for witnesses required to attend in the courts of the State of Nevada.

 


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Rule No. 141.  Use of the Assembly Chamber.

      The Assembly Chamber shall not be used for any public or private business other than legislative, except by permission of the Assembly.

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FILE NUMBER 5, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 5

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Adopting the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 74th Session of the Legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Senate Standing Rules as amended by the 73rd Session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 74th Session of the Legislature:

 

I.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

Duties of Officers

 

Rule No. 1.  President.

      The President shall take the chair and call the Senate to order precisely at the hour appointed for meeting, and if a quorum is present shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read. He shall preserve order and decorum, and in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct within the Senate Chamber, shall order the Sergeant at Arms to suppress it, and may order the arrest of any person creating any disturbance within the Senate Chamber. He may speak to points of order in preference to members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate by two members, on which appeal no member may speak more than once without leave of the Senate. He shall sign all acts, addresses and joint resolutions, and all writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by order of the Senate; all of which must be attested by the Secretary. He has general direction of the Senate Chamber.

 

Rule No. 2.  President Pro Tem [.] and Other Presiding Officers.

      1.  The President Pro Tem has all the power and shall discharge all the duties of the President during his absence or inability to discharge the duties of his office.

      2.  In the absence or inability of the President Pro Tem to discharge the duties of the President’s office, the [Chairman] Chair of the Standing Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections shall [preside.] serve as the presiding officer. In the absence or inability of the [Chairman,] Chair, the Vice [Chairman] Chair of the Standing Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections shall [preside.] serve as the presiding officer. In the absence or inability of the Vice [Chairman] Chair of the Standing Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections, the Senate shall elect one of its members to serve as the presiding officer . [for that occasion.] A member who is serving as the presiding officer has all the power and shall discharge all the duties of the President until the absence or inability which resulted in the member serving as the presiding officer has ended.

 


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Rule No. 3.  Secretary.

      1.  The Secretary of the Senate is elected by the Senate, and shall:

      (a) Interview and recommend to the Standing Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections persons to be considered for employment to assist the Secretary.

      (b) See that these employees perform their respective duties.

      (c) Administer the daily business of the Senate, including the provision of secretaries to its committees.

      (d) Unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, transmit at the end of each working day those bills and resolutions upon which the next action is to be taken by the Assembly.

      2.  The Secretary is responsible to the Majority Leader.

 

Rule No. 4.  Sergeant at Arms.

      1.  The Sergeant at Arms shall attend the Senate during its sittings, and execute its commands and all process issued by its authority. He must be sworn to keep the secrets of the Senate.

      2.  The Sergeant at Arms shall:

      (a) Superintend the upkeep of the Senate’s Chamber, private lounge, and meeting rooms for committees.

      (b) Interview and recommend to the Standing Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections persons to be considered for employment to assist the Sergeant at Arms.

      3.  The Sergeant at Arms is responsible to the Majority Leader.

 

Rule No. 5.  Assistant Sergeant at Arms.

      The Assistant Sergeant at Arms shall be doorkeeper and shall preserve order in the Senate Chamber and shall assist the Sergeant at Arms. He shall be sworn to keep the secrets of the Senate.

 

Rule No. 6.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 10.

 

II.  SESSIONS AND MEETINGS

 

Rule No. 10.  Time of Meeting.

      The President shall call the Senate to order each day of sitting at 11:00 o’clock a.m., unless the Senate has adjourned to some other hour.

 

Rule No. 11.  Call of Senate—Moved by Three Members.

      A Call of the Senate may be moved by three Senators, and if carried by a majority of all present, the Secretary shall call the roll and note the absentees, after which the names of the absentees shall again be called over. The doors shall then be closed and the Sergeant at Arms directed to take into custody all who may be absent without leave, and all Senators so taken into custody shall be presented at the bar of the Senate for such action as to the Senate may seem proper.

 


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Rule No. 12.  Absence—Leave Required.

      No Senator shall absent himself from the service of the Senate without leave, except in case of accident or sickness, and if any Senator or officer shall so absent himself his per diem shall not be allowed him.

 

Rule No. 13.  Open Meetings.

      1.  Except as provided in the Constitution of the State of Nevada and in subsection 2 of this rule, all meetings of the Senate and its committees must be open to the public.

      2.  A Senate committee meeting may be closed to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person.

 

The next rule is 20.

 

III.  DECORUM AND DEBATE

 

Rule No. 20.  Points of Order.

      1.  If any Senator, in speaking or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the Senate, the President shall, or any Senator may, call him to order. If a Senator is so called to order, he shall not proceed without leave of the Senate. If such leave is granted, it must be upon the motion, “That he be allowed to proceed in order,” and the Senator shall confine himself to the question under consideration and avoid personality.

      2.  Every decision of points of order made by the President is subject to appeal, and a discussion of a question of order may be allowed only upon the appeal of two Senators. In all cases of appeal, the question must be, “Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the Senate?”

 

Rule No. 21.  Breaches of Decorum.

      1.  In cases of breaches of decorum or propriety, any Senator, officer or other person is liable to such censure or punishment as the Senate may deem proper.

      2.  If any Senator is called to order for offensive or indecorous language or conduct, the person calling him to order shall report the offensive or indecorous language or conduct to the presiding officer. No member may be held to answer for any language used on the floor of the Senate if business has intervened before exception to the language was taken.

      3.  Indecorous conduct or boisterous or unbecoming language is not permitted in the Senate Chamber.

 

The next rule is 30.

 

IV.  QUORUM, VOTING, ELECTIONS

 

Rule No. 30.  Recorded Vote—Three Required to Call For.

      1.  A recorded vote must be taken upon final passage of a bill or joint resolution, and in any other case when called for by three members. Every Senator within the bar of the Senate shall vote [“aye” or “no”] “yea” or “nay” or record himself as “not voting,” unless excused by unanimous vote of the Senate.

 


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      2.  The votes and names of those absent or recorded as “not voting” and the names of Senators demanding the recorded vote must be entered in the Journal.

 

Rule No. 31.  President to Decide—Tie Vote.

      A question is lost by a tie vote, but when the Senate is equally divided on any question except the passage of a bill or joint resolution, the President may give the deciding vote.

 

Rule No. 32.  Manner of Election—Voting.

      1.  In all cases of election by the Senate, the vote must be taken viva voce. In other cases, if a vote is to be recorded, it may be taken by oral roll-call or by electronic recording.

      2.  When a recorded vote is taken, no Senator may:

      (a) Vote except when at his seat;

      (b) Vote upon any question in which he is in any way personally or directly interested;

      (c) Explain his vote or discuss the question while the voting is in progress; or

      (d) Change his vote after the result is announced.

      3.  The announcement of the result of any vote must not be postponed.

 

The next rule is 40.

 

V.  LEGISLATIVE BODIES

 

Rule No. 40.  Standing Committees.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the standing committees of the Senate and their respective jurisdiction for the reference of bills and resolutions are as follows:

      (a) Commerce and Labor, [seven] five members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily titles 52-56 of NRS, and chapters 116, 116A, 118B, 461, 461A, 489, 679A-693A, 694A-704B and 707-712 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

      (b) Finance, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting chapters 286 and 387 of NRS, appropriations, operating and capital budgets, state and federal budget issues and bonding, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue, and over any measures carrying or requiring appropriations and favorably reported by any other committee . [unless such reference is dispensed with by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.]

      (c) Government Affairs, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily the districts from which members of the Legislature are elected, and titles 20-22, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31 of NRS, and chapters 223-232A, 233, 233A, 233C-239, 240-242, 407 and 720 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue, state and federal budget issues, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

      (d) Human Resources and Education, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting titles 33 and 37-39 of NRS, and chapters 385, 386, 388-399, 439-444, [446-458,] 446-458A, 459A, 460, 472-475, 477 and 583-585 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

 


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      (e) Judiciary, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily the provisions of the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act that govern the adjudication of contested cases, titles 1-9, [11-14, 16] 11-16 and 41 of NRS, and chapters [111-118A,] 111-115, 117-118A, 119-120A, [193-195, 199-201, 204-207,] 289 and 719 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

      (f) Legislative Operations and Elections, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily title 17 of NRS, except the districts from which members of the Legislature are elected and their qualifications, resignations and privileges, titles 24 and 29 of NRS, and chapters 232B, 233B, 281-285 , 287 and [287-289] 288 of NRS, and the operation of the legislative session, except measures affecting primarily the provisions of the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act that govern the adjudication of contested cases and state and local revenue.

      (g) Natural Resources, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting titles 26 and 45-50 of NRS, and chapters [444A-445C,] 444A-445D, 488, 581, 582 and 586-590 of NRS, the Colorado River Commission of Nevada, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

      (h) Taxation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily title 32 of NRS and state and local revenue.

      (i) Transportation and Homeland Security, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily titles 36 and 44 of NRS, and chapters [196-198, 202, 203,] 239A-239C, 403-405, 408, 410, 459, 476, 480-487, 490, 693B, 705 and 706 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

      2.  The [Chairman] Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance may assign any portion of a proposed executive budget to any of the other standing committees of the Senate for review. Upon receiving such an assignment the standing committee shall complete its review expeditiously and report its findings and any recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance for its independent evaluation.

 

Rule No. 41.  Appointment of Alternates.

      If the [chairman] chair or any member of a committee is temporarily unable to perform his duties, the Majority Leader shall appoint an alternate of the same political party to serve in his place for such time as is determined by the Majority Leader.

 

Rule No. 42.  Committee Expenses.

      No committee shall employ assistance or incur any expense, except by permission of the Senate previously obtained.

 

Rule No. 43.  Duties of Committees.

      The several committees shall [fully consider all measures referred to them and report thereon. They shall] acquaint themselves with the interests of the State specially represented by the committee [, and from time to time] and shall present such bills and reports as in their judgment will advance the interests and promote the welfare of the people of the State . [, and shall fully consider and report their opinion upon any matter referred to them by the Senate.]

 


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Rule No. 44.  Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections.

      The Standing Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attaches and employees of the Senate not otherwise provided for by law. It may suspend any attache or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty, pending final action by the Senate. It shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by Legislators and others, and it may advise Legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interests. All proceedings by the Committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are open to the public unless otherwise authorized to be closed to the public by Section 15 of Article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

Rule No. 45.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 46.  Forming Committee of the Whole.

      In forming the Committee of the Whole, the Senator who has so moved shall name a [Chairman] Chair to preside . [, and all bills considered shall be read by sections, and the Chairman shall call for amendments at the conclusion of the reading of each section.] All amendments proposed by the Committee shall be reported by the [Chairman] Chair to the Senate.

 

Rule No. 47.  Rules Applicable to Committee of the Whole.

      The Rules of the Senate shall apply to proceedings in Committee of the Whole, except that the previous question shall not be ordered, nor the [ayes and noes] yeas and nays demanded, but the Committee may limit the number of times that any member may speak, at any stage of proceedings, during its sitting. Messages may be received by the President while the Committee is sitting; in which case the President [will] shall resume the chair [,] and receive the message . [, and] After receiving the message, the President shall vacate the chair in favor of the [Chairman] Chair of the Committee.

 

Rule No. 48.  Motion to Rise Committee of the Whole.

      A motion that the Committee rise shall always be in order, and shall be decided without debate.

 

Rule No. 49.  Reference to Committee.

      When a motion is made to refer any subject, and different committees are proposed, the subject may be referred to the committee with jurisdiction over the subject as set forth in Senate Standing Rule No. 40, or to a different committee, upon a majority vote of the Senate.

 

Rule No. 50.  Return From Committee.

      1.  Any bill or other matter referred to a committee of the Senate must not be withdrawn or ordered taken from the committee for consideration by the Senate, for re-referral, or for any other reason without a two-thirds vote of the Senate, and at least one day’s notice of the motion therefor.

      2.  No such motion is in order:

      (a) If the bill to be withdrawn or ordered taken from the committee may no longer be considered by the Senate; or

      (b) On the last day of the session, or on the day preceding the last day of the session.

      3.  This rule does not take from any committee the rights and duties of committees provided for in Senate Standing Rule No. 43.

 


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Rule No. 51.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 52.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 53.  Committee Rules.

      1.  The rules of the Senate, as far as applicable, are the rules of committees of the Senate. Procedure in committees, where not otherwise provided in this rule, must follow the procedure of the Senate. For matters not included in the rules of the Senate or these rules, Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure must be followed.

      2.  A majority of any committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

      3.  A meeting of a committee may not be opened without a quorum present.

      4.  In addition to regularly scheduled meetings of a committee or those called by the [chairman,] chair of the committee, meetings may be set by a written petition of a majority of [a] the committee and filed with the [chairman of a] chair of the committee.

      5.  A bill may be passed from a committee only by a majority of the committee membership. A simple majority of those present and voting is sufficient to adopt committee amendments.

      6.  Subcommittees may be appointed by the chair of a committee [chairmen] to consider subjects specified by the committee and shall report back to the committee. If a subcommittee is so appointed, the committee shall determine whether the subcommittee shall keep minutes of its meetings. Any minutes required to be kept pursuant to this subsection must comply with the provisions of subsection 12.

      7.  A committee shall act only when together, and all votes must be taken in the presence of the committee. A member shall not be recorded as voting unless he was actually present in the committee at the time of the vote. The [chairman shall vote on all] chair of the committee must be present when the committee votes to take any final actions on bills or resolutions [.] , but the chair is not required to vote. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit the prefiling of legislative bills and resolutions on behalf of a committee in the manner prescribed by the Legislative Commission.

      8.  All committee and subcommittee meetings are open to the public, except as otherwise provided in Senate Standing Rule No. 13.

      9.  Before reporting a bill or resolution to the Senate, a committee may reconsider its action. A motion to reconsider must be made by a member who voted with the prevailing side.

      10.  [Committee chairmen] The chair of a committee shall determine the agenda of each meeting of the committee except that a member of the committee [members] may request an item for the agenda by communicating with the [chairman] chair at least 4 days before the meeting. A majority of a committee may, by vote, add an item to the agenda of the next regularly scheduled meeting.

      11.  Secretaries to committees shall give notices of hearings on bills to anyone requesting notices of particular bills.

      12.  All committees shall keep minutes of meetings. The minutes must cover members present and absent, subjects under discussion, witnesses who appear, committee members’ statements concerning legislative intent, action taken by the committee, as well as the vote of individual members on all matters on which a vote is taken.

 


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appear, committee members’ statements concerning legislative intent, action taken by the committee, as well as the vote of individual members on all matters on which a vote is taken. Any member may submit to the secretary additional remarks to be included in the minutes and records of committee meetings. At the conclusion of the legislative session, the Secretary of the Senate shall deliver all minutes and records of committee meetings in her possession to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

      13.  In addition to the minutes, the committee secretary shall maintain a record of all bills, including:

      (a) Date bill referred;

      (b) Date bill received;

      (c) Date set for hearing the bill;

      (d) Date or dates bill heard and voted upon; and

      (e) Date report prepared.

      14.  Each committee secretary shall file the minutes of each meeting with the Secretary of the Senate as soon as practicable after the meeting.

      15.  All committee minutes and any subcommittee minutes required to be kept pursuant to subsection 6 are open to public inspection upon request and during normal business hours.

 

Rule No. 54.  Review of State Agency Programs.

      In addition to or concurrent with committee action taken on specific bills and resolutions during a regular session of the Legislature, each standing committee of the Senate is encouraged to plan and conduct a general review of selected programs of state agencies or other areas of public interest within the committee’s jurisdiction.

 

The next rule is 60.

 

VI.  RULES GOVERNING MOTIONS

 

A.  Motions Generally

 

Rule No. 60.  Entertaining.

      1.  No motion may be debated until it is announced by the President.

      2.  By consent of the Senate, a motion may be withdrawn before amendment or decision.

 

Rule No. 61.  Precedence of Motions.

      When a question is under debate no motion shall be received but the following, which shall have precedence in the order named:

      1.  To adjourn.

      2.  For a call of the Senate.

      3.  To lay on the table.

      4.  For the previous question.

      5.  To postpone to a day certain.

      6.  To refer to committee.

      7.  To amend.

      8.  To postpone indefinitely.

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Rule No. 62.  When Not Entertained.

      1.  When a motion to refer to committee, to postpone to a day certain, or to postpone indefinitely has been decided, it must not be again entertained on the same day.

      2.  When a question has been postponed indefinitely, it must not again be introduced during the session unless this rule is suspended by a two-thirds vote.

      3.  There must be no reconsideration of a vote on a motion to postpone indefinitely.

 

B.  Particular Motions

 

Rule No. 63.  To Adjourn.

      A motion to adjourn shall always be in order. The name of the Senator moving to adjourn, and the time when the motion was made, shall be entered in the Journal.

 

Rule No. 64.  Lay on the Table.

      A motion to lay on or take from the table shall be carried by a majority vote.

 

Rule No. 65.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 66.  To Strike Enacting Clause.

      A motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution has precedence over a motion to refer to committee or to amend. If a motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution is carried, the bill or resolution is rejected.

 

Rule No. 67.  Division of Question.

      1.  Any Senator may call for a division of a question.

      2.  A question must be divided if it embraces subjects so distinct that if one subject is taken away, a substantive proposition remains for the decision of the Senate.

      3.  A motion to strike out and insert must not be divided.

 

Rule No. 68.  To Reconsider—Precedence of.

      1.  A motion to reconsider has precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn. When the Senate adjourns while a motion to reconsider is pending, or before passing the order of Motions and Resolutions, the right to move for reconsideration continues to the next day of sitting.

      2.  No notice of reconsideration of any final vote is in order on the day preceding the last day of the session.

 

Rule No. 69.  Explanation of Motion.

      Whenever a Senator moves to change the usual disposition of a bill or resolution, he shall describe the subject of the bill or resolution and state the reasons for his requesting the change in the processing of the bill or resolution.

 

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VII.  DEBATE

 

Rule No. 80.  Speaking on Question.

      1.  Every Senator who speaks shall, standing in his place, address “Mr. or Madam President,” in a courteous manner, and shall confine himself to the question before the Senate. When he has finished, he shall sit down.

      2.  No Senator may speak:

      (a) More than twice during the consideration of any one question on the same day, except for explanation.

      (b) A second time without leave when others who have not spoken desire the floor.

      3.  Incidental and subsidiary questions arising during debate shall not be considered the same question.

 

Rule No. 81.  Previous Question.

      The previous question shall not be put unless demanded by three Senators, and it shall be in this form: “Shall the main question be put?” When sustained by a majority of Senators present it shall put an end to all debate and bring the Senate to a vote on the question or questions before it, and all incidental questions arising after the motion was made shall be decided without debate. A person who is speaking on a question shall not while he has the floor move to put that question.

 

The next rule is 90.

 

VIII.  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

A.  Generally

 

Rule No. 90.  Mason’s Manual.

      The rules of parliamentary practice contained in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the Senate in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the Senate, and the joint rules of the Senate and Assembly.

 

Rule No. 91.  Suspension of Rule.

      No standing rule or order of the Senate shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of two-thirds of the Senate and one day’s notice of the motion therefor; but a rule or order may be temporarily suspended for a special purpose by a vote of two-thirds of the members present. When the suspension of a rule is called for, and after due notice from the President no objection is offered, he can announce the rule suspended and the Senate may proceed accordingly; but this shall not apply to that portion of Senate Standing Rule No. 109 relating to the third reading of bills, which cannot be suspended.

 

Rule No. 92.  Notices of Bills, Topics and Public Hearings.

      Adequate notice shall be provided to the Legislators and the public by posting information relative to the bills, topics and public hearings which are to come before committees. Notices shall include the date, time, place and agenda, and shall be posted conspicuously in the legislative building, shall appear in the daily history, and shall be made available to the news media.

 


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agenda, and shall be posted conspicuously in the legislative building, shall appear in the daily history, and shall be made available to the news media.

      This requirement of notice may be suspended for an emergency by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the committee members appointed.

 

Rule No. 93.  Protest.

      Any Senator, or Senators, may protest against the action of the Senate upon any question, and have such protest entered in the Journal.

 

Rule No. 94.  Privilege of the Floor.

      1.  To preserve decorum and facilitate the business of the Senate, only the following persons may be present on the floor of the Senate during formal sessions:

      (a) State officers;

      (b) Officers and members of the Senate;

      (c) Employees of the Legislative Counsel Bureau;

      (d) Attaches and employees of the Senate; and

      (e) Members of the Assembly whose presence is required for the transaction of business.

      2.  Guests of Senators must be seated in a section of the upper or lower gallery of the Senate Chamber to be specially designated by the Sergeant at Arms. The Majority Leader may specify special occasions when guests may be seated on the floor of the Senate with a Senator.

      3.  A majority of Senators may authorize the President to have the Senate Chamber cleared of all persons except Senators and officers of the Senate.

      4.  The Senate Chamber may not be used for any business other than legislative business during a legislative session.

 

Rule No. 95.  Material Placed on Legislators’ Desks.

      1.  Only the Sergeant at Arms and officers and employees of the Senate may place papers, letters, notes, pamphlets and other written material upon a Senator’s desk. Such material must contain the name of the Legislator requesting the placement of the material on the desk or a designation of the origin of the material.

      2.  This rule does not apply to books containing the legislative bills and resolutions, the daily histories and daily journals of the Senate or Assembly, or Legislative Counsel Bureau material.

 

Rule No. 96.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 97.  Petitions and Memorials.

      The contents of any petition or memorial shall be briefly stated by the President or any Senator presenting it. It shall then lie on the table or be referred, as the President or Senate may direct.

 

Rule No. 98.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 99.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 100.  Reserved.

 


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Rule No. 101.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 102.  Objection to Reading of Paper.

      Where the reading of any paper is called for, and is objected to by any Senator, it shall be determined by a vote of the Senate, and without debate.

 

Rule No. 103.  Questions Relating to Priority of Business.

      All questions relating to the priority of business shall be decided without debate.

 

B.  Bills

 

Rule No. 104.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 105.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 106.  Skeleton Bills.

      Skeleton bills may be introduced after the beginning of a session when, in the opinion of the sponsor and the Legislative Counsel, the full drafting of the bill would entail extensive research or be of considerable length. A skeleton bill will be a presentation of ideas or statements of purpose, sufficient in style and expression to enable the Legislature and the committee to which the bill may be referred to consider the substantive merits of the legislation proposed.

 

Rule No. 107.  Information Concerning Bills.

      1.  Bills introduced may be accompanied by information relative to witnesses and selected persons of departments and agencies who should be considered for committee hearings on the proposed legislation. At the time of or after introduction of a bill, a list [may be given to the Secretary] of witnesses who are proponents of the [measure] bill together with their addresses and telephone numbers [.] may be given to the secretary of the committee to which the bill is referred. This information may be provided by:

      (a) The Senator introducing the bill;

      (b) The person requesting a committee introduction of the bill; or

      (c) The [chairman of a] chair of the committee introducing the bill.

      2.  The [Secretary] secretary of the committee shall deliver this information to the [chairman] chair of the committee to which the bill is referred. Members of the committee may suggest additional names for witnesses.

      3.  The Legislator may provide an analysis which may describe the intent, purpose, justification and effects of the bill, or any of them.

 

Rule No. 108.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 109.  Reading of Bills.

      1.  Every bill must receive three readings before its passage, unless, in case of emergency, this rule is suspended by a two-thirds vote [.] of the Senate.

      2.  The first reading of a bill is for information, and if there is opposition to the bill, the question must be, “Shall this bill be rejected?” If there is no opposition to the bill, or if the question to reject is defeated, the bill must then take the usual course.

 


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opposition to the bill, or if the question to reject is defeated, the bill must then take the usual course.

      3.  No bill may be referred to committee until once read, nor amended until twice read.

      4.  The third reading of every bill must be by sections.

 

Rule No. 110.  Second Reading File—Consent Calendar.

      1.  All bills or joint resolutions reported by committee must be placed on a Second Reading File unless recommended for placement on the Consent Calendar.

      2.  A committee shall not recommend a bill or joint resolution for placement on the Consent Calendar if:

      (a) An amendment of the bill or joint resolution is recommended;

      (b) It contains an appropriation;

      (c) It requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate; or

      (d) It is controversial in nature.

      3.  A bill or joint resolution recommended for placement on the Consent Calendar must be included in the Daily File listed in the Daily History of the Senate at least 1 calendar day before it may be considered.

      4.  A bill or joint resolution must be removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of any Senator. A bill or joint resolution so removed must be immediately placed on the Second Reading File for consideration in the usual order of business.

      5.  When the Consent Calendar is called:

      (a) The bills remaining on the Consent Calendar must be read by number and summary, and the vote must be taken on their final passage as a group.

      (b) No remarks or questions are in order and the bills remaining on the Consent Calendar must be voted upon without debate.

 

Rule No. 111.  Printing.

      An appropriate number of copies of all bills and resolutions of general interest must be printed for the use of the Senate and Assembly. Such other matter must be printed as may be ordered by the Senate.

 

Rule No. 112.  Sponsorship.

      1.  A Senator may rise and request that his name be added as a sponsor of a bill or resolution that is introduced in the Senate if the Senator has submitted to the Secretary of the Senate a statement approving the request signed by the Senator who introduced the bill or resolution. A Senator may make a request to have his name added as a sponsor of:

      (a) A resolution of the Senate, at any time after the resolution is introduced in the Senate and before the resolution is passed by the Senate.

      (b) A bill or a joint or concurrent resolution:

             (1) At any time after the bill or resolution is introduced in the Senate and before the bill or resolution is passed out of the Senate to the Assembly; and

             (2) At any time after the bill or resolution is returned to the Senate following passage by the Assembly and before the bill or resolution is enrolled.

      2.  A Senator who is a sponsor of a bill or resolution that is introduced in the Senate may rise and request that his name be removed as a sponsor of [a] the bill or resolution .

 


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[a] the bill or resolution . [that is introduced in the Senate at] A Senator may make a request to have his name removed as a sponsor of:

      (a) A resolution of the Senate, at any time after the resolution is introduced in the Senate and before the resolution is passed by the Senate.

      (b) A bill or a joint or concurrent resolution:

             (1) At any time after the bill or resolution is introduced in the Senate and before the bill or resolution is passed out of the Senate to the [second House.] Assembly; and

             (2) At any time after the bill or resolution is returned to the Senate following passage by the Assembly and before the bill or resolution is enrolled.

 

Rule No. 113.  Reading of Bills—General File.

      1.  Upon reading of bills on the Second Reading File, Senate and Assembly bills reported without amendments must be ordered to the General File. Committee amendments reported with bills must be considered upon their second reading and such amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended must be reprinted, engrossed or reengrossed, and ordered to the General File. The File must be [posted in the Senate Chamber and] made available to members of the public each day by the Secretary.

      2.  Any member may move to amend a bill during its reading on the Second Reading File or during its third reading and the motion to amend may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended on second reading must be treated the same as bills with committee amendments. Any bill so amended upon the General File must be reprinted and engrossed or reengrossed.

      3.  An appropriate number of copies of all amended bills must be printed.

 

Rule No. 114.  Referral of Bill With Special Instructions.

      A bill may be referred to committee with special instructions to amend at any time before taking the final vote.

 

Rule No. 115.  Reconsideration of Vote on Bill.

      1.  On the day after the final vote on any bill, the vote may be reconsidered on motion of any member if notice of intention to move for reconsideration was given on the day the final vote was taken by a Senator who voted on the prevailing side. No motion to reconsider is in order on the day the final vote was taken, except by unanimous consent.

      2.  Motions to reconsider a vote upon amendments to any pending question may be made and decided at once.

 

Rule No. 116.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 117.  Different Subject Not Admitted as Amendment.

      No subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted as an amendment; and no bill or resolution shall be amended by incorporating any irrelevant subject matter or by association or annexing any other bill or resolution pending in the Senate, but a substitute may be offered at any time so long as the original is open to amendment.

 


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C.  Resolutions

 

Rule No. 118.  Treated as Bills.

      Resolutions addressed to Congress, or to either House thereof, or to the President of the United States, or the heads of any of the national departments, or proposing amendments to the State Constitution are subject, in all respects, to the foregoing rules governing the course of bills. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution shall be entered in the Journal in its entirety.

 

Rule No. 119.  Treated as Motions.

      Resolutions, other than those referred to in Senate Standing Rule No. 118, shall be treated as motions in all proceedings of the Senate.

 

Rule No. 120.  Order of Business.

      1.  Roll Call.

      2.  Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

      3.  Reading and Approval of the Journal.

      4.  Reports of Committees.

      5.  Messages from the Governor.

      6.  Messages from the Assembly.

      7.  Communications.

      8.  Waivers and Exemptions.

      9.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

      10.  Introduction, First Reading and Reference.

      11.  Consent Calendar.

      12.  Second Reading and Amendment.

      13.  General File and Third Reading.

      14.  Unfinished Business.

      15.  Special Orders of the Day.

      16.  Remarks from the Floor; Introduction of Guests. A Senator may speak under this order of business for a period of not more than 10 minutes.

 

Rule No. 121.  Privilege.

      Any Senator may rise and explain a matter personal to himself by leave of the President, but he shall not discuss any pending question in such explanation.

 

Rule No. 122.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 123.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 124.  Preference to Speak.

      When two or more Senators rise at the same time the President shall name the one who may first speak—giving preference, when practicable, to the mover or introducer of the subject under consideration.

 

Rule No. 125.  Special Order.

      The President shall call the Senate to order on the arrival of the time fixed for the consideration of a special order, and announce that the special order is before the Senate, which shall be considered, unless it be postponed by a two-thirds vote, and any business before the Senate at the time of the announcement of the special order shall go to Unfinished Business.

 


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two-thirds vote, and any business before the Senate at the time of the announcement of the special order shall go to Unfinished Business.

 

Rule No. 126.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 127.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 128.  Reserved.

 

Rule No. 129.  Reserved.

 

D.  Contests of Elections

 

Rule No. 130.  Procedure.

      1.  The Senate shall not dismiss a statement of contest for want of form if any ground of contest is alleged with sufficient certainty to inform the defendant of the charges he is required to meet. The following grounds are sufficient, but are not exclusive:

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

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

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

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

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

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

      2.  The contest must be submitted so far as may be possible upon depositions or by written or oral arguments as the Senate may order. Any party to a contest may take the deposition of any witness at any time after the statement of contest is filed with the Secretary of State and before the contest is finally decided. At least 5 days’ notice must be given to the prospective deponent and to the other party. If oral statements are made at any hearing before the Senate or a committee thereof which purport to establish matters of fact, they must be made under oath. Strict rules of evidence do not apply.

      3.  The contestant has the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such nature as to establish the probability that the result of the election was changed thereby. After consideration of all the evidence, the Senate shall declare the defendant elected unless the Senate finds from the evidence that a person other than the defendant received the greatest number of legal votes, in which case the Senate shall declare that person elected.

 

The next rule is 140.

 


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IX.  LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS

 

Rule No. 140.  Compensation of Witnesses.

      Witnesses summoned to appear before the Senate, or any of its committees, shall be compensated as provided by law for witnesses required to attend in the courts of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 6, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 6

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Providing allowances to the leadership and other members of the Senate for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the Senate for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $2,800, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the President and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the chairman of each standing committee of the Senate for postage, telephone tolls and other charges for communications is $900; and be it further

      Resolved, That these amounts be certified by the President and the Secretary to the State Controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the Legislative Fund, and the State Treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay these warrants.

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FILE NUMBER 7, SR 3

Senate Resolution No. 3–Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

 

FILE NUMBER 7

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of the Senate attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the following persons are elected as attaches of the Senate for the 74th Session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada: Laura Adler, Carolyn Allfree, Blake Anderson, Mike Archer, Sandy Arraiz, Chuck Askey, Frank Baird, Jeanne Baret, Ricka Benum, Julie Birnberg, Stella Blood, Mike Bohling, Billie Brinkman, Brian Campolieti, Marie Cavin, Beverly Chapin, Betty Christenson, Cindy Clampitt, Cynthia Cook, Emory Lee Crews, Molly Dondero, Donna Esposito, Helen Fujimoto, Gloria Gaillard-Powell, Tedra Gavin, Jane Gill, Ted Goodson, Elana Graham, Jo Greenslate, Shirley Hammon, Lynn Hendricks, Gail Herstead, Barbara Honey, Betty Ihfe, Dee John, Ardyss Johns, Lori Johnson, Lynette Johnson, Alyce King, Shauna Kirk, Lydia Lee, Mary Lee, Olivia Lodato, Sherry Loncar, Maudie Long, Annette Magnus, Josh Martinmaas, Evelyn Mattheus, Gale Maynard, Janet Meredith, Erin Miller, Terri Miller, Arzella Moots, Elsie Morelli, Barbara Moss, Ann-Berit Moyle, Stephen Myers, Lora Nay, Juliet W.

 


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Janet Meredith, Erin Miller, Terri Miller, Arzella Moots, Elsie Morelli, Barbara Moss, Ann-Berit Moyle, Stephen Myers, Lora Nay, Juliet W. Newman, Candice Nye, Sam A. Palazzolo, Lyndl Payne, John Perondi, Mary R. Phillips, Jerry Pieretti, Ruth B. Pierini, Gina Rasner, Sherry Rodriguez, Marion Sandoval, Ron Sandoval, Paula M. Saponaro, Jim Silsby, Sandy Small, Dorothy Souza, Dian Teigler, Joan Thran, Judith Toscano, Lela Uptergrove, Patricia Vardakis, Kristin Vieira, Anne Vorderbruggen, Mary Lou Watson, Holly Welborn, JoAnn Wessel, Norm Wessel, Fred White, Susan Whitford, Leticia Wischmeier, Jeanine Wittenberg, Carolyn Wood, Jack Wood and Patty Woodworth.

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FILE NUMBER 8, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Mabey, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 8

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing February 6, 2007, as Ronald Reagan Day.

 

      Whereas, President Ronald Wilson Reagan, a man of humble background, worked throughout his life to preserve freedom and advance the public good, having been employed as an entertainer, a union leader and a corporate spokesman and having served as Governor of California and President of the United States; and

      Whereas, Ronald Reagan performed the duties of our nation’s highest office with honor and distinction for two terms as the 40th President of the United States; and

      Whereas, In 1981, when Ronald Reagan was first inaugurated as President, he inherited a disillusioned nation shackled by rampant inflation and high unemployment; and

      Whereas, The election results that initiated Ronald Reagan’s second term as President demonstrated he had earned the confidence of three-fifths of the electorate and awarded him the victory in 49 of the 50 states, a record that is unsurpassed in the history of American presidential elections; and

      Whereas, During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, he worked in a bipartisan manner to enact his bold agenda of restoring accountability and common sense to government, which led to unprecedented economic expansion and opportunity for millions of Americans; and

      Whereas, President Reagan’s commitment to our Armed Forces contributed to the restoration of pride in America, her values and the ideals cherished by the free world, and prepared America’s Armed Forces to meet the challenges of the 21st century; and

 


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cherished by the free world, and prepared America’s Armed Forces to meet the challenges of the 21st century; and

      Whereas, President Reagan’s vision of “peace through strength” led to the end of the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union, guaranteeing basic human rights for millions of people; and

      Whereas, Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan displayed consistent optimism and the self-confidence that endeared him to millions, and even when personal danger threatened him, as in the assassination attempt in 1981, he remained upbeat and reassuring; and

      Whereas, February 6, 2007, will be the 96th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth and the third since his passing; 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 declare February 6, 2007, to be Ronald Reagan Day in Nevada in honor of the man who dedicated his life to the service of our country and is recognized as one of the most influential presidents of our great nation; and be it further

      Resolved, That all residents of this State are urged to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s loving and devoted wife of 52 years.

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FILE NUMBER 9, ACR 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Assemblymen Smith, Anderson, Oceguera, Buckley and Conklin

 

FILE NUMBER 9

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Granting administrative leave to legislative employees in recognition of their service to the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

 

      Whereas, The staff of the Nevada Legislature and the Administrative, Audit, Fiscal Analysis, Legal and Research Divisions of the Legislative Counsel Bureau provide services to the Legislature which are vital to an efficient and productive session of the Nevada Legislature; and

      Whereas, The additional employees hired specifically for the legislative session also provide essential services with dedication, competence and enthusiasm throughout the long days of the session; and

      Whereas, Extraordinary demands are routinely placed on legislative employees as a result of the time constraints imposed by the 120-day limitation on the length of the legislative session, and the entire legislative staff have demonstrated their extraordinary talents, patience, flexibility and tireless work ethic to meet these required deadlines; and

      Whereas, The members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby recognize and express their appreciation of the outstanding effort made by the permanent employees of the Legislature and Legislative Counsel Bureau and by all other employees hired temporarily for the legislative session; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That 7 days of administrative leave are hereby granted to each:

      1.  Permanent employee of the Legislature and Legislative Counsel Bureau who is employed on the last day of this session; and

      2.  Employee of the Legislature and Legislative Counsel Bureau hired temporarily for the legislative session who:

      (a) Is employed by the Legislature or Legislative Counsel Bureau on the last day of this session; and

      (b) If requested to do so by the employee’s supervisor, remains in that employment after the last day of this session until all tasks assigned to the employee during the session are completed.

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FILE NUMBER 10, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Senators Wiener, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Leslie, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 10

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing February as American Heart Month and advocating support for Go Red for Women Day in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Diseases of the heart are the nation’s leading cause of death, and stroke is the third leading cause of death; and

      Whereas, Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 460,000 American women, about one death per minute, each year; and

      Whereas, Each year, 53 percent of all deaths from cardiovascular disease occur in women, compared to 47 percent in men, and about 32,800 more women than men die from stroke; and

      Whereas, In 2007, the direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the United States is estimated at $431.8 billion; and

      Whereas, More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five leading causes of death combined, including all cancers; and

      Whereas, Only 13 percent of women consider cardiovascular disease their greatest health risk; and

      Whereas, Go Red for Women Day is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death for women, and to inspire women to take care of their heart health; and

 


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      Whereas, All women should learn their own personal risk for heart disease, using tools such as the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Heart CheckUp and by talking to their health care providers; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature, in recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, does hereby support Go Red for Women Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Legislature recognizes February as American Heart Month; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Legislature urges all residents of this State to show their support for women and the fight against heart disease by wearing the color red on Go Red for Women Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Legislature recognizes that by increasing awareness and empowering women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, we can save thousands of lives each year; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association, the Nevada Women’s Lobby and the Chronic Disease Section of the Health Division of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

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FILE NUMBER 11, ACR 3

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Assemblymen Gansert, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 11

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating February 14, 2007, as Tissue and Organ Donor Day in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, According to recent statistics, almost 95,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for organ transplants, and each day approximately 77 people receive the transplant that gives them a second chance at life, but 19 others die because not enough organs are available to meet our needs; and

      Whereas, One donor can save up to eight lives by donating organs, and that same donor can greatly enhance the lives of an additional 50 people by donating tissue to be used to restore sight, cover burns, repair hearts, replace veins, and mend damaged connective tissue and cartilage in recipients; and

 


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      Whereas, As a result of the growing need for organs, living donation has become a common alternative, with almost a quarter of all organs coming from living donors; and

      Whereas, Unbeknownst to many, a living donor may donate part of the pancreas, part of a lung, part of the liver, part of the intestine and, most commonly, a kidney; and

      Whereas, People of all ages and medical histories should consider themselves potential donors, as people on the waiting list may need to be transplanted with an organ that is less than ideal if there is no other suitable organ available to save their lives; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada has simplified the process of signing up as a donor by giving Nevadans the option of specifying their wishes on their driver’s licenses or state identification cards and by making available on-line a Donor Registration Form for the Donor Registry for the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The State has also made available an Organ Donor specialty license plate, from which a portion of the fees support the Gift of Life Education Fund which provides for the production and dissemination of educational materials regarding the importance of tissue and organ donation; and

      Whereas, Giving the “Gift of Life” not only brings hope and healing to the recipients and their families, but also may help ease the grief of the donor’s own family by knowing that their tragic loss has helped so many other people; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby designates February 14, 2007, as Tissue and Organ Donor Day in Nevada to raise public awareness regarding tissue and organ donation and the effect it can have on so many people; and be it further

      Resolved, That, by designating this day, the residents of Nevada are encouraged to take steps to obtain donor cards and to ensure that their wishes concerning tissue and organ donations are made known to their families; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Nevada Donor Network and The Transplant Network.

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FILE NUMBER 12, SCR 5

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Senators Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Grady, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 12

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing native Nevadan and longtime patriarch of the Comstock, Donald G. McBride.

 

      Whereas, On April 20, 2006, the residents of Virginia City said good-bye to Don McBride, owner of the Bucket of Blood Saloon and avid Comstock preservationist; and

      Whereas, Donald Giles McBride was born on February 1, 1928, in Winnemucca to Versal and Marie McBride; and

      Whereas, When Don was 3 years old, the McBride family moved to Virginia City which became their home and purchased the property now known as the Bucket of Blood Saloon which became their livelihood; and

      Whereas, Don had the utterly unique experience of growing up in one of the greatest authentic old mining towns, attending the Fourth Ward School and graduating from Virginia City High School in 1946; and

      Whereas, Virginia City was the place of choice for Don and his wife Jeannie to raise their sons Steve, Marshall and Don while carrying on the legacy and business of the Bucket of Blood; and

      Whereas, With dedication, devotion and enthusiasm, Don worked tirelessly to promote Virginia City and the Comstock by organizing events like Bonanza Days, the Camel Races and the Mountain Oyster Fry; and

      Whereas, A penchant for public service being Don’s forte and joy, he served as President of the Virginia City Chamber of Commerce, President of the Businessmen’s Association, a Commissioner on the Comstock Historic District Commission, a board member of Piper’s Opera House, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 523 and of the Julia Bulette Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus; and

      Whereas, Don loved to hold forth at the Bucket of Blood, with a bowl of popcorn always ready for munching, sharing the history of Virginia City and Nevada with visitors from near and far; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Don McBride, a man who was instrumental in turning Virginia City from a dying mining town to one of Nevada’s premier tourist attractions; and be it further

      Resolved, That Don McBride will be remembered by all who knew him as a wholehearted believer in the Comstock, its residents and its future, and as a man deeply proud to call Virginia City his home; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Don’s sons Steve, Marshall and Don.

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FILE NUMBER 13, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Assemblymen Conklin, Leslie, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 13

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating February 19, 2007, as Homeless Awareness Day in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, On January 10, 2007, the National Alliance to End Homelessness issued a report ranking Nevada as having the second highest percentage per capita of homeless persons, with more than double the national average; and

      Whereas, According to the report, an estimated 744,313 people experienced homelessness nationally, including 16,402 people in Nevada; and

      Whereas, These figures do not take into account those persons who are on the edge of homelessness, living paycheck to paycheck, one step away from becoming homeless; and

      Whereas, There are many reasons for homelessness, including, without limitation, unemployment, low wages, lack of affordable housing, lack of health insurance, domestic violence, and substance abuse and mental health issues; and

      Whereas, One of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population in this country consists of families with children; and

      Whereas, Homelessness disrupts every aspect of family life, adversely affecting physical and mental health, interfering with education and childhood development, and often resulting in the separation of family members; and

      Whereas, Strategies for fighting homelessness that have shown positive results include the appropriation of money to provide assistance to homeless persons and the establishment of programs that focus on permanent housing and services to help the chronically homeless lead more stable lives; and

      Whereas, To raise awareness of the issues faced by homeless persons in Nevada, including the need for transitional housing and mental health assistance, some Nevada Legislators and various other concerned citizens slept in a “Tent City” outside of the Legislative Building on February 18, 2007; and

 


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      Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature recognize the outstanding efforts of the numerous state and local governmental agencies and various nonprofit entities dedicated to fighting homelessness in the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That February 19, 2007, is hereby designated as Homeless Awareness Day in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their commitment to creating a greater public awareness of the problem of homelessness in Nevada and resolve to continue to work cooperatively to solve this problem; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Michael Dayton, Chief of Staff to Governor Jim Gibbons.

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FILE NUMBER 14, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 14

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Rosanne Kruckenberg is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 15, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Assemblymen Conklin, Parks, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Heck, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 15

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating February 20, 2007, as Homeless Youth Awareness Day in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Thousands of children in this State are reported as runaways each year and often join the homeless population on the streets, eating out of dumpsters, sleeping in alleys and feeling cold, unloved and alone; and

 


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      Whereas, Many of these runaway children prefer to chance the dangers of life on the street to remaining in their homes where they often experience abuse, violence and other dysfunction; and

      Whereas, Although the “Right to Shelter Law” which provided for separate shelters for certain runaway children was passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2001, there are no long-term residential facilities which allow children to seek assistance on a voluntary basis in this State; and

      Whereas, There is a lack of available statistics concerning the number of homeless children that reside in this State and their need for such long-term residential facilities and other services; and

      Whereas, Children who are homeless are unable to support themselves financially, causing them to become desperate, hungry and vulnerable; and

      Whereas, Homeless children often become sexually active, are at risk of becoming pregnant, engaging in prostitution and contracting sexually transmitted diseases, suffer from poor nutrition and dehydration, become suicidal and suffer various other harms which affect their overall health, well-being and ability to become productive members of society; and

      Whereas, To properly address the needs of this often forgotten population, it is important to raise public awareness of the serious issues concerning homeless children in this State and to encourage public support for programs designed to assist those children; and

      Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature recognize the outstanding efforts of the state and local governmental agencies and nonprofit entities dedicated to fighting the problem of homeless children in the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That February 20, 2007, is hereby designated as Homeless Youth Awareness Day in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their commitment to creating a greater public awareness of the problem of homeless children in Nevada and to continue to work cooperatively to solve this problem; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Michael Dayton, Chief of Staff to Governor Jim Gibbons, and to the Board of Directors of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

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FILE NUMBER 16, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Assemblymen Parnell, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 16

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating the month of February 2007 as Career and Technical Education Month.

 

      Whereas, The month of February 2007 has been designated as Career and Technical Education Month by the Association for Career and Technical Education; and

      Whereas, Profound economic and technological changes in our society are reflected in the structure and nature of our workforce, thereby placing new and additional responsibilities on our educational system to prepare students with the basic skills necessary to be successful; and

      Whereas, Career and technical education improves the quality of education by giving secondary and postsecondary students experience in the practical and meaningful applications of basic skills; and

      Whereas, The ever-increasing cooperative efforts of career and technical educators and business and industry stimulate the growth and vitality of our local economy and that of the entire nation by preparing graduates for careers in fields that are forecast to experience the largest and fastest growth; and

      Whereas, Career and technical education offers the students of this State a school-to-career connection and offers those students the opportunities to learn new skills which provide them with career choices and personal satisfaction as they become productive members and leaders of their communities; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby designates the month of February 2007 as Career and Technical Education Month; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the State Board of Education and the Nevada Association for Career and Technical Education.

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FILE NUMBER 17, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Senators Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Grady, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Gansert, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 17

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating February 21, 2007, as E Clampus Vitus Day at the Nevada Legislature.

 

      Whereas, It has come to the attention of the Nevada Legislature that the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus has maintained its honorable status throughout the known world and especially in this great State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The Ancient and Honorable and Exceedingly Humble Order of E Clampus Vitus has survived the test of time to become one of the longest surviving brotherhoods of men that continue to fulfill a fundamental need in providing protection and kindness while advancing the noble cause of Clamperdom to residents of the Silver State, especially all the “widders” and orphans, and descendants of the Argonauts; and

      Whereas, The Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus was founded in West Virginia in 1845 by Ephram Bee, owner of a tavern on the National Road, and shortly thereafter the warmhearted brothers affectionately became known as the “Clampin Vipers”; and

      Whereas, In 1860, William Stewart founded the first Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Winnemucca Lodge #1, in the Utah Territory, in the unsuspecting peaceful town known as Carson City; and

      Whereas, The creed of the Clamproctors, yesterday, as well as today, is “to protect the ‘widders’ and orphans, and MAINLY the ‘widders’”; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is proud to continue the tradition of 162 years of devoted service with the Nevada chapters, which now include the Snowshoe Thompson Chapter of Douglas County, the Julia C. Bulette Chapter of the Comstock, the Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter of Elko County and the Queho Chapter of Clark County; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature, of whom many are proud members of E Clampus Vitus, do hereby declare February 21, 2007, as E Clampus Vitus Day at the Nevada Legislature, a day to be marked by appropriate revelry and thanksgiving; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus is praised and commended for its contributions to mankind and others, and recognized as an illustrious group of Clampers, Clampatrious, Vituscans and Frolicking Friars who must continue to serve and protect the residents of the Silver State; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Patriarchs of E Clampus Vitus.

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FILE NUMBER 18, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 18

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Kathryn A. Moser is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 19, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senators Cegavske, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Mabey, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 19

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending Dr. Emil Frei III for his advancements in the practice of medicine and the treatment of cancer.

 

      Whereas, As one of the world’s leading oncologists, a pioneer of chemotherapy and a leader in medical research, clinical practice and education, Dr. Emil Frei III has touched the lives of tens of thousands of persons during his more than 50 years of dedicated service in the field of medicine; and

      Whereas, A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Emil Frei’s distinguished career in medicine began in 1948 when he graduated from Yale Medical School, after participating in the V-12 Navy College Training Program, and prior to that he served in World War II and then in Korea from 1950 to 1952 as a commissioned officer in the Navy Medical Corps; and

      Whereas, Dr. Frei’s career in medicine included positions at the National Cancer Institute, where within a year he became Chief of the Leukemia Section and later became Chief of Medicine, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he served as Associate Scientific Director, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he was Director and Physician-in-Chief and remains Physician-in-Chief, Emeritus; and

 


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Scientific Director, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he was Director and Physician-in-Chief and remains Physician-in-Chief, Emeritus; and

      Whereas, Dr. Frei revolutionized chemotherapy and advanced the treatment of cancer worldwide with the use of combination chemotherapy, leading to the first complete cure for childhood leukemia, and demonstrating that a cure could be achieved for Hodgkin’s disease as well; and

      Whereas, As a leader in medical education, Dr. Frei directed the education of over 300 oncologists, many of whom have become today’s top leaders and researchers, has lectured to thousands and has authored or coauthored over 500 research publications; and

      Whereas, While the recipient of numerous awards during his career, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award in 1972 and the Charles F. Kettering Prize from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation in 1983, Dr. Frei was honored to receive the inaugural American Association of Cancer Research Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 for his role in the development of the first treatment leading to a complete cure for childhood leukemia; and

      Whereas, Dr. Frei continues to share his expertise by lecturing, writing and providing consulting services in oncology to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of cancer therapeutics and diagnostics for clinical use; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby commends Dr. Emil Frei III for his accomplishments, achievements and dedicated service in the field of cancer research and for his unwavering devotion, compassionate care and true dedication to cancer patients; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. Emil Frei III.

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FILE NUMBER 20, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Assemblymen Koivisto, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 20

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing March 2, 2007, as “Read Across America” Day in Nevada in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

 

      Whereas, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts; and

      Whereas, Theodor Seuss Geisel graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925 and began writing humorous articles and creating cartoons for various magazines; and

      Whereas, His first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by 43 publishers until, in 1937, a friend published the book for him; and

      Whereas, In May 1954, Life magazine published a report concerning illiteracy among school children, stating that, among other things, children were having trouble learning to read because the books were boring; and

      Whereas, This comment inspired Theodor Seuss Geisel’s publisher, Bennett Cerf, to compile a list of 400 words that he felt were important, asking Mr. Geisel to cut the list to 250 words, the number of words a first-grader could absorb, and using only those words, to write a book that would excite children; and

      Whereas, Nine months later, Mr. Geisel, using only 220 of the words given to him, published The Cat in the Hat, which became an instant success; and

      Whereas, In 1960, Bennett Cerf bet Mr. Geisel $50 that he could not write an entire book using only 50 words, and from that challenge came the famous children’s book Green Eggs and Ham, which was also an instant success; and

      Whereas, From that point on, Theodor Seuss Geisel became known as “Dr. Seuss,” and children became enthused about reading every Dr. Seuss book available; and

      Whereas, Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991, but his legacy of children’s books will live forever as an inspiration to children everywhere to learn to read and to share in the laughter, enjoyment and knowledge that a book can provide; and

      Whereas, In honor of Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading, the National Education Association has designated March 2, 2007, as a special day in their program “Read Across America,” the nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day; now, therefore, be it

 


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their program “Read Across America,” the nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That March 2, 2007, is hereby recognized as “Read Across America” Day in Nevada in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday; and be it further

      Resolved, That children and adults are encouraged to read a favorite book together on this date and share the joy of reading; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Barbara Clark, President of the Nevada State Education Association, and Terry Hickman, Executive Director of the Nevada State Education Association.

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FILE NUMBER 21, AR 6

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

 

FILE NUMBER 21

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of additional attaches for the Assembly.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Janie M. Novie and Christie Peters are elected as additional attaches of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 22, SCR 9

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Senators Wiener, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parnell, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 22

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging the public schools and school districts in this State to preserve and strive to expand the amount of time allocated for physical education, physical activity and recess.

 

      Whereas, Nationally, approximately 16 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 19 years old are overweight, leading to an increased risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese as adults; and

 


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heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese as adults; and

      Whereas, The Surgeon General of the United States has stressed the importance of quality physical education for at least 60 minutes daily for all grade levels; and

      Whereas, Recent findings indicate that both proper nutrition and regular, vigorous physical activity improve academic achievement and that quality physical education classes promote the health, psychological well-being and healthy body weight of children, which positively influences both academic learning and physical activity patterns of children; and

      Whereas, The State Board of Education should be commended for its efforts in promoting healthy habits and establishing the Statewide School Wellness Policy that, beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, requires all school districts to designate at least 30 minutes each school day for physical activity; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Healthier Schools Project, conceived by Nevada Action for Healthy Kids, offers support, training and resources to public schools in this State in successfully implementing the Statewide School Wellness Policy; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby recognize the need to include physical education, physical activity and recess in public schools; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby urge each public school and each school district in this State to:

      1.  Abide by the requirements set forth in the Statewide School Wellness Policy and seek the services and support of the Nevada Healthier Schools Project in carrying out the Policy;

      2.  Ensure that the current amount of time allocated for physical education, physical activity and recess is not reduced and strive to expand the amount of time allocated each school day for physical education, physical activity and recess; and

      3.  Engage creative measures to provide additional opportunities for physical activity each school day with the goal of ensuring that pupils do not spend more than 90 minutes at any given time sitting sedentary; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare copies of this resolution for transmission by the Legislature to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, each superintendent of a school district in Nevada, the president of the board of trustees of each school district and the coordinator of the wellness program of each school district.

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FILE NUMBER 23, ACR 10

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 23

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Honoring former Assemblyman and Speaker of the Assembly Richard D. Perkins.

 

      Whereas, A native Nevadan, Richard D. Perkins was born in Boulder City, Nevada, raised in Henderson, Nevada, and graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, Richard Perkins serves his community as a law enforcement officer in a career which began in 1984 with the Henderson Police Department; and

      Whereas, Richard Perkins graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in 1995 and in 2006 became the Chief of Police for the City of Henderson; and

      Whereas, Richard Perkins was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1992 where he served for 14 years which included seven regular sessions and six special sessions; and

      Whereas, During his tenure in the Nevada Legislature, Richard Perkins was recognized as a dedicated and tenacious leader resulting in his selection to serve as Democratic Floor Leader in 1995, Majority Floor Leader in 1997 and 1999, and in 2001 he was unanimously elected by the members of the Assembly to serve as Speaker of the Assembly, a position which he held until 2006; and

      Whereas, Richard Perkins helped shape policy affecting the people of the State of Nevada during his service in the Nevada Assembly by sponsoring legislation on a variety of subjects, including legislation creating the Statewide Alert System for the Safe Return of Abducted Children, legislation to protect Nevadans from terrorist attacks, legislation creating the Homeland Security Commission and by working tirelessly towards improving education and providing for a promising and safe future for all Nevadans; and

      Whereas, Richard Perkins earned national distinction during his service in the Nevada Legislature through his contributions to numerous legislative organizations, including the Council of State Governments, the National Conference of State Legislators Task Force on Protecting Democracy, the National Legislative Services and Security Association, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and as President of the National Speakers Conference in 2005; and

 


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      Whereas, Richard Perkins as a member, leader and Speaker of the Nevada Assembly served in his various roles with conviction, compassion, courage and dedication; and

      Whereas, Richard Perkins was encouraged and supported by his wife Terri, and their children, Nicole, Stephanie, Brian, Ashley and Rikki throughout his legislative career; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature pay special tribute to Richard Perkins for his public service to the State of Nevada and express sincere gratitude for the exemplary leadership he provided in the Nevada Assembly; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to former Assemblyman and Speaker of the Assembly Richard D. Perkins.

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FILE NUMBER 24, ACR 11

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 24

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commemorating philanthropist and social justice activist Maya Miller.

 

      Whereas, The members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature are saddened by the loss of Maya Miller, a philanthropist and social justice activist, who passed away on May 31, 2006, at 90 years of age; and

      Whereas, A woman of independent means, Maya could have been satisfied to live the lavish life of a socialite in a mansion, but preferred her ranch in Washoe Valley, where she served her homemade bread and soup to friends and family, along with conversation concerning solutions to the social problems of the world, where she inspired others to take up the fight for those who could not stand up for themselves; and

      Whereas, An adamant feminist, Maya Miller knew that the way out of poverty for women and children was to provide women with child care, job training and housing so they could become self-sufficient, and she fought for welfare reform to give dignity and respect to those on welfare; and

      Whereas, Maya ran, though unsuccessfully, for the United States Senate in Nevada to bring attention to women in politics, changing the face of state politics both literally and figuratively by funding campaigns for women, and was instrumental in founding the national Women’s Campaign Fund, which sponsors female candidates seeking political office, and the Nevada Women’s Fund, which addresses critical social needs of women in Nevada; and

 


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Fund, which sponsors female candidates seeking political office, and the Nevada Women’s Fund, which addresses critical social needs of women in Nevada; and

      Whereas, Not satisfied to donate only money, Maya was a warrior in the fight against poverty, racism, injustice and war, proving her moxie at the age of 75 by driving a truck with infant formula, food and medical supplies from Jordan to Baghdad, Iraq, during the Persian Gulf War, despite the embargo; and

      Whereas, Maya looked beyond the borders of Nevada and the United States by working for peace and human rights in such places as Guatemala, Nicaragua and Iraq; and

      Whereas, Concerned with the environment, Maya testified against storage of nuclear waste in Nevada, a stance which was unheard of at the time, cofounded the Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies and helped to create the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park which includes Sand Harbor; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature extend condolences to the family of Maya Miller, who will be missed for her generosity of spirit and her passion for and commitment to the social issues that she spent her life fighting for; and be it further

      Resolved, That Maya is survived by her daughter and three grandchildren; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Maya’s daughter Kit Miller.

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FILE NUMBER 25, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Horne, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Care, Amodei, Beers, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 25

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Honoring the accomplishments of United States Air Force Major Nicole Malachowski.

 

      Whereas, Every year as millions of spectators experience the thrill of watching the precision aerial acrobatics of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known as the Thunderbirds, the skill and teamwork of the pilots who provide the excitement are readily recognized and appreciated; and

 


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      Whereas, The Thunderbirds, who have proudly represented the men and women wearing Air Force blue since 1953, turned a new page in history in March 2006, when Nicole Malachowski made her public debut as the team’s first female pilot; and

      Whereas, After being mesmerized by an air show as a young girl at 5 years of age, Nicole decided that she would one day be a fighter pilot, and despite being told by some that “girls can’t be fighter pilots” and growing up with the reality that indeed women were, at that time, not allowed to fly fighter planes, Nicole never wavered from her goal; and

      Whereas, While her peers were focused on getting their driver’s licenses, Nicole was taking flight lessons at the North Las Vegas Airport and made her first solo flight there, and after graduating from Western High School in Las Vegas, she was chosen to enter the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned in 1996; and

      Whereas, Upon the completion of a lengthy process of letter submission, interviews and a flight test at Nellis Air Force Base, then Captain Malachowski was one of three pilots selected to become members of the Thunderbirds; and

      Whereas, Major Malachowski, call sign “Fifi,” has, since her selection, attained a summit in fulfilling her lifetime dream as she expertly guides her F-16 Fighting Falcon in the right-wing position of the famous Thunderbird diamond formation; and

      Whereas, In addition to the time spent on training and performing as a pilot, Major Malachowski dedicates many hours to community outreach and often speaks to children, emphasizing teamwork and encouraging them to pursue something they are passionate about and to pursue excellence in that endeavor; and

      Whereas, Nicole Malachowski is the epitome of what she teaches and has not only become a role model for all young women but also an inspiration for everyone who hears her remarkable story; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby honor Major Nicole Malachowski for her extraordinary accomplishments as a pilot and as an exemplary representative of our country and the United States Air Force; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of this Legislature and the residents of the State of Nevada praise Nicole Malachowski for her dedication to her country and to her dreams and extol her as a role model for all young Americans; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Major Nicole Malachowski.

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FILE NUMBER 26, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Grady, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 26

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Yerington.

 

      Whereas, On March 14, 1907, Governor John Sparks signed into law a bill that incorporated Yerington as a city, defined its boundaries and established its governmental structure, and March 14, 2007, marks the 100th anniversary of that event; and

      Whereas, The origins of Yerington can be traced back to the 1850s when N. H. A. “Hock” Mason settled in the valley that now bears his name, and in 1871, the Mason Valley Post Office was established in the town near the Walker River; and

      Whereas, The town was referred to by many as “Pizen Switch,” which folklore traces to the inferior grade of whiskey (tasted like poison or “pizen”) sold in a local saloon that was constructed of willow branches (“switches”), and in 1879, the town was rechristened “Greenfield,” but the name of the local post office was not officially changed; and

      Whereas, In 1880, Henry Marvin Yerington, the General Superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, founded the Carson and Colorado Railroad that soon extended from Mound House through Dayton, Fort Churchill, Wabuska in northern Mason Valley and Schurz to places farther south in both Nevada and California; and

      Whereas, By 1894, the residents officially changed the names of the town and its post office to Yerington, in an unsuccessful effort to flatter Henry Yerington so that he would extend his rail line 12 miles south of Wabuska through the town named after him; and

      Whereas, The county seat of Lyon County was moved from Dayton to the thriving and growing City of Yerington in 1911; and

      Whereas, Joseph E. Dini, Jr., the longest serving Assemblyman and Assembly Speaker in Nevada history and the State’s first and only Speaker Emeritus, is a Yerington native who continues to reside in his hometown and is just one of many prominent Nevada residents from Yerington; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature recognize the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Yerington and applaud the efforts of those men, women and children who helped shape Yerington into a vibrant city of over 3,000 residents in the heart of a valley of 9,000 proud Nevadans; and be it further

 


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helped shape Yerington into a vibrant city of over 3,000 residents in the heart of a valley of 9,000 proud Nevadans; and be it further

      Resolved, That the residents of Yerington, Mason Valley, Lyon County and the State of Nevada are urged to join together in the celebrations to commemorate the colorful and rich history of Yerington, one of Nevada’s truly special places; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the City of Yerington through its Mayor Doug Homestead.

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FILE NUMBER 27, AR 7

Assembly Resolution No. 7–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 27

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Sharon McCallen is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 28, SCR 12

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Senators Titus, Cegavske, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parks, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 28

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing Karla Joann McComb, educator, civic leader and advocate for youth and the disabled.

 

      Whereas, Since her passing on June 13, 2006, the engaging smile and pleasant disposition of Karla Joann McComb are now carried only in the memories of those who were fortunate enough to have met her, but the programs put into place by her tireless work for others continue to benefit the people of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Born on July 23, 1937, in Tacoma, Washington, to John F. and Lorraine Winters Bohac, Karla McComb possessed the desire to teach and the pioneering spirit of her grandmother, who taught until the age of 75, and her mother, who was one of the first special education teachers in Sacramento, California; and

 


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and the pioneering spirit of her grandmother, who taught until the age of 75, and her mother, who was one of the first special education teachers in Sacramento, California; and

      Whereas, Armed with a bachelor’s degree in French with minors in English and music from California State University, Sacramento, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Nova Southeastern University, Karla McComb taught English, social studies, music, band and French to students in California and Idaho before her move to Las Vegas in 1970 where she continued classroom teaching for another 8 years before the Clark County School District utilized her skills as the Director of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Multicultural Education, a position she held for the next 33 years; and

      Whereas, An inspiration to all who knew her, Karla McComb was honored by her community over the years with numerous awards, including Outstanding Geographic Educator, Outstanding Holocaust Educator, Leadership in Education Award, Humanities Award for Education, Community Achievement in Education Award, Outstanding Handicapped Individual, Bank of America Community Hero, Southern Nevada Citizen of Distinction, and Peacemaker of the Year, as well as being added to Who’s Who in American Education in 1991 and Who’s Who in American Women in 1995; and

      Whereas, In addition to her 36 years of community involvement and activism resulting in remarkable contributions in educational curricula and improved lives for the disabled, Karla McComb was a dedicated mother and grandmother; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature extend their deepest sympathy to Karla Joann McComb’s daughters, grandchildren, and large circle of friends; and be it further

      Resolved, That the best way to honor Karla McComb is for each individual Nevadan to follow the example of this amazing woman and strive to further her mission of creating positive change in society and facilitating better understanding among people, thus ensuring a better future for all; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Marsha Hayes and Kammy Bridge, daughters of Karla McComb.

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FILE NUMBER 29, SCR 13

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Senators Nolan, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 29

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commemorating the 100th anniversary of United Parcel Service of America, Inc., and recognizing the contributions of the company to the residents of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, On August 28, 2007, United Parcel Service of America, Inc., known worldwide as UPS, will celebrate its 100th anniversary; and

      Whereas, UPS has served Nevada since 1975 and today employs over 1,300 employees and operates 16 facilities across this State; and

      Whereas, Each day, 8,422 residents of Nevada utilize the express delivery and specialized transportation and logistics services that UPS provides; and

      Whereas, UPS delivers more than 124,089 packages every day to customers across Nevada, connecting people, communities and businesses; and

      Whereas, The services UPS provides connect the people of Nevada to more than 200 countries through its expansive transportation network that truly synchronizes global commerce; and

      Whereas, UPS has contributed more than $470,000 to philanthropic endeavors in the State of Nevada since 1995, reflecting the company’s emphasis on community service and good citizenship; and

      Whereas, UPS will continue to provide a substantial economic impact to the people of Nevada and focus on cultivating deep partnerships with the communities it serves; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature commemorate UPS on its 100th anniversary; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature recognizes and celebrates the contributions of UPS to the people of Nevada both economically and philanthropically; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Nevada Headquarters of the United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

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FILE NUMBER 30, ACR 15

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen McClain, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Care, Amodei, Beers, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 30

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Honoring Nevadans who were killed in the Global War on Terrorism.

 

      Whereas, Since the launching of the Global War on Terrorism in response to attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, through the Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Operations, over 3,500 Americans have lost their lives, including thirty-five Nevadans; and

      Whereas, The service of these women and men required sacrifice, hardship, endurance, dedication, courage and the highest level of patriotism; and

      Whereas, Those Nevada citizens who served our country in the name of freedom and justice deserve special recognition for their sacrifice; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the following Nevadans are hereby honored for sacrificing their lives in service to their country:

Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas H. Anderson, Las Vegas; Army Sergeant Kenneth E. Bostic, Hawthorne; Marine Lance Corporal Raul S. Bravo, Elko; Army Captain Joshua T. Byers, Sparks; Marine 2nd Lieutenant James J. Cathey, Reno; Marine Lance Corporal Donald J. Cline Jr., Sparks; Army National Guard Specialist Anthony S. Cometa, Las Vegas; Army Corporal Matthew A. Commons, Boulder City; Army Private First Class David N. Crombie, Winnemucca; Army Specialist Jason A. Disney, Fallon; Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer John M. Flynn, Sparks; Army Sergeant John C. Griffith, Las Vegas; Army Private First Class Daniel F. Guastaferro, Las Vegas; Marine Corporal Jesse Jaime, Henderson; Army Sergeant Robert P. Kassin, Las Vegas; Marine 1st Lieutenant Nathan M. Krissoff, Reno; Army Corporal Stanley J. Lapinski, Las Vegas; Army Corporal Shawn T. Lasswell Jr., Reno; Army Staff Sergeant Emmanuel L. Legaspi, Las Vegas; Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Z. Long, Sun Valley; Marine Private First Class John Lukac, Las Vegas; Army Corporal Joseph L. Martinez, Las Vegas; Army Sergeant Gordon F. Misner II, Sparks; Army Private Joshua M. Morberg, Sparks; Army Sergeant Eric W. Morris, Sparks; Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Patton, Boulder City; Marine Lance Corporal Richard A. Perez Jr., Las Vegas; Marine 2nd Lieutenant Frederick E. Pokorney Jr., Tonopah; Army Specialist Ignacio Ramirez, Henderson; Army 1st Sergeant Carlos N. Saenz, Las Vegas; Marine Corporal William I.

 


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William I. Salazar, Las Vegas; Army Private First Class Thomas C. Siekert, Lovelock; Army National Guard Sergeant Patrick D. Stewart, Fernley; Army Specialist Teodoro Torres, Las Vegas; Army Private First Class Phillip B. Williams, Gardnerville; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature honor these brave Nevadans who made the ultimate sacrifice through their service, dedication and commitment to this country and their fellow man; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit thirty-five copies of this resolution to Tim Tetz, Executive Director, Office of Veterans’ Services, for transmittal to each of the families of those being honored.

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FILE NUMBER 31, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Senators Woodhouse, Care, Amodei, Beers, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Ohrenschall, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 31

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing respected horticulturist and longtime Las Vegas resident Aggie Roberts.

 

      Whereas, The residents of the City of Las Vegas are mourning the loss of Aggie Roberts, a beloved resident of more than 60 years; and

      Whereas, Aggie Roberts was very involved in many civic projects such as the Metropolitan Beautification Committee and the Southern Nevada Clean Communities, and was a First Communion teacher for more than 40 years in several parishes in the Diocese of Las Vegas, also serving as a Eucharistic minister; and

      Whereas, When Aggie was hired as a horticulturist with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, where she was employed for 29 years, she had the best of both worlds in that she could combine her lifelong passion for gardening with her career, focusing mainly on media and education; and

      Whereas, Aggie had such enthusiasm for gardening that she loved to share her knowledge with others by teaching classes whenever called upon and by writing articles and appearing on local television and radio, and her dedication was demonstrated when her house burned down and she lost everything, but she still planned to teach her classes the next day; and

      Whereas, Known as the “Plant Lady” and for dressing up like a bumblebee or ladybug, Aggie’s love of children was exhibited by her many years of participation in the Parent Teacher Association, the Jaycee State Fair, the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Boy Scouts of America, and by forming junior garden clubs in which she included children with disabilities, and in 1996 the Aggie Roberts Elementary School was named in her honor; and

 


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Fair, the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Boy Scouts of America, and by forming junior garden clubs in which she included children with disabilities, and in 1996 the Aggie Roberts Elementary School was named in her honor; and

      Whereas, Aggie lived by her favorite quote, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life,” and she will be greatly missed for the beauty that she brought to Las Vegas through her gardening, her dedication to the children of her community and her enthusiasm for life; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Aggie Roberts; and be it further

      Resolved, That Aggie is survived by her daughters Betty Roberts and Pam Levins, both of Henderson, her son Bill Roberts of Milpitas, California, and seven grandchildren; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to each of the children of Aggie Roberts.

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FILE NUMBER 32, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 32

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Approving the change in scope and the transfer of funds for certain capital improvement projects.

 

      Whereas, NRS 341.145 requires approval by the Legislature, or the Interim Finance Committee when the Legislature is not in session, of any change in scope of the design or construction of a capital improvement project authorized by the Legislature; and

      Whereas, The design and construction of project 05-C20b, High Desert State Prison Phase IV housing units and project 05-M06, High Desert State Prison installation of generator number 4 were authorized by the 73rd Session of the Nevada Legislature in Senate Bill 524; and

      Whereas, The State Public Works Board solicited for bids on project 05-C20b and project 05-M06 on November 30, 2006, and opened those bids on January 30, 2007; and

      Whereas, The lowest responsible and responsive bid was $46,592,904, which is $11,573,165 over the available funding authorized for construction; and

      Whereas, The Department of Corrections indicates it is experiencing significant overcrowding, and project 05-C20b will provide beds needed by September 2008 for housing inmates in the custody of the Department; and

      Whereas, The State Public Works Board indicates the lowest responsible and responsive bidder can meet the date of September 2008 for completion of project 05-C20b if a construction contract is executed by April 5, 2007; and

      Whereas, The State Public Works Board indicates certain items will need to be deferred from the scope of project 05-C20b, and funds remaining in project 05-M06 will need to be transferred to project 05-C20b to allow for the execution of a construction contract with the lowest responsible and responsive bidder; now, therefore, be it

 


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in project 05-M06 will need to be transferred to project 05-C20b to allow for the execution of a construction contract with the lowest responsible and responsive bidder; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Legislature approves a change in scope to capital improvement project 05-C20b to defer the following items totaling $11,573,165 that were included in the lowest responsible and responsive bid: access road paving, concrete sidewalks, retaining wall, emergency generator, site fencing, steel cells and showers, interior finish work, fire sprinkler system, sealants and glazing, food service equipment, security electronics and high mast lighting; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Legislature approves the transfer of $446,325 in funds from project 05-M06 to project 05-C20b for the construction of High Desert State Prison Phase IV housing units; and be it further

      Resolved, That the deferred items will be reviewed by the 74th Session of the Legislature for consideration of funding in the 2007 capital improvement program.

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FILE NUMBER 33, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Senators Washington, Mathews, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 33

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Memorializing Reverend Willie J. Wynn, a dedicated minister and prominent Reno resident.

 

      Whereas, Nearly 22 years ago on July 3, 1985, Nevada mourned the untimely death of Reverend Willie J. Wynn, a loving husband and father of nine children, a dedicated minister and advocate for ending poverty in this State, and the first African American in the history of the State of Nevada to be appointed to a position on the Governor’s cabinet; and

      Whereas, Willie was called to the ministry at an early age in life and received his license as an Ordained Elder in the Church of God in Christ in 1955, and was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 1967; and

      Whereas, Reverend Wynn married the love of his life, Rochelle Crisp, on June 11, 1957, in Las Vegas, and they became the proud parents of eight daughters and one son; and

      Whereas, In 1968, Governor Laxalt made history when he appointed Reverend Wynn, the man who was able to “get things done,” to the position of Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, an appointment which was considered a landmark for the State of Nevada because Wynn was the first African American in this State to serve on the Governor’s cabinet; and

      Whereas, Wynn’s career with the State of Nevada continued with his appointments as Equal Opportunity Coordinator for the Nevada Highway Department in 1973 and as Nevada Equal Rights Commissioner by Governor Richard H. Bryan; and

 


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      Whereas, As Reverend Willie J. Wynn slipped away on July 3, 1985, his family and friends and the residents of the State of Nevada remembered a man whose success in life could be attributed to the fact that he surmounted stumbling blocks and made them into stepping stones and made every trial into a challenge; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature are reminded of the accomplishments and achievements of a man who made history in the State of Nevada and opened the door for all African Americans in this State; and be it further

      Resolved, That Reverend Wynn continues to be remembered as a man who touched many persons in all walks of life, a man who knew no color barriers and a man who was seldom without a smile or kind word; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Rochelle, Willie’s wife of 28 years, his son, William John, and his daughters, Patricia, Robbye, Leisa, Karen, Wilhelmenia, Juanita and Sharon.

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FILE NUMBER 34, ACR 17

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Assemblymen Settelmeyer, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators McGinness, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 34

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating March 28, 2007, as Kick Butts Day in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The youth of Nevada are concerned about their futures and believe substance abuse, including alcohol, tobacco, and prescription and illegal drugs, is one of the most critical problems facing the families and communities in this State; and

      Whereas, Substance abuse is linked to crime, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, the breakdown of families, homelessness, decreased performance at school and work, and an increase in health care costs; and

      Whereas, Nationally, more than half of young people have tried illegal drugs by the time they graduate from high school, and three million adolescents between 14 and 17 years of age have an alcohol problem; and

 


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      Whereas, Statistics show that, among the youth of Nevada, 52 percent have tried cigarettes, 74.1 percent have tried alcohol, 39.3 percent have used marijuana and 11.1 percent have used methamphetamine by the time they have finished high school; and

      Whereas, Research indicates that young people who avoid the early use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana are less likely to engage in other harmful behaviors such as crime, delinquency and the use of other illegal drugs; and

      Whereas, With early intervention and increased funding for education and for outreach programs, substance abuse is a preventable disease, and according to Daphne Bugental, a psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for “every dollar invested in prevention, there is a cost savings of four dollars to public agencies later on”; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature are proud that the youth of Nevada are speaking out and taking action to be part of the solution to end substance abuse in their community and in this State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature recognizes March 28, 2007, as Kick Butts Day in Nevada, a program which encourages youth to abstain from the use of tobacco; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the State Board of Health and the State Board of Education.

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FILE NUMBER 35, AJR 10 of the 73rd Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10 of the 73rd Session–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 35

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide that a person must be a resident of the State for 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That Section 1 of Article 2 of the Nevada Constitution 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 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.

 


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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.

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FILE NUMBER 36, ACR 18

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Assemblymen Kirkpatrick, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Wiener, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 36

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Celebrating the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouts in the United States and the 75th anniversary of Girl Scouts in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, For nearly a century, the Girl Scout movement has played a pivotal role in America’s history with a focus on developing young women with the necessary skills to be leaders who make a difference in their world, and this initial vision was that of founder Juliette Gordon Low, when she gathered 18 girls to form the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912; and

      Whereas, Throughout history, the Girl Scouts have assumed leadership roles in their community, and today, with 3.6 million members and over 55 million alumnae throughout the United States, the Girl Scouts continue to develop girls’ leadership skills and prepare them for their futures as successful women; and

      Whereas, Girl Scout alumnae now represent 70 percent of women serving in Congress, 64 percent of women listed in Who’s Who in America and 53 percent of women who are business owners; and

      Whereas, The Girl Scout program is available to all girls from 5 to 17 years of age and is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law and four fundamental goals that encourage girls to develop their full potential, relate to others with increasing understanding, skill and respect, develop a meaningful set of values to guide their actions and to provide for sound decision making, and contribute to the improvement of society through the use of their abilities and leadership skills, while working in cooperation with others; and

      Whereas, As the Girl Scouts of America are celebrating 95 years as the premier leadership organization for girls, the Girl Scouts of Frontier Council, an organization which develops and manages Girl Scouting in central and southern Nevada, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the formation of the first Girl Scout troop in Nevada on April 14, 1932, in Boulder City with 22 girls; now, therefore, be it

 


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first Girl Scout troop in Nevada on April 14, 1932, in Boulder City with 22 girls; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby congratulate all Girl Scouts as they begin a year-long celebration of their 95th anniversary by participating in community service activities and performing good deeds of their choosing to carry out the theme of this historic occasion, “Make the World a Better Place”; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature also congratulates the members of the Girl Scouts of Frontier Council as they celebrate 75 years of Girl Scouting in central and southern Nevada and commends the Council for their role in developing the leaders of tomorrow; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Christine Smith, President of the Girl Scouts of Frontier Council, and Patricia Miller, CEO/Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Frontier Council.

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FILE NUMBER 37, SCR 19

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Senators Wiener, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parnell, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 37

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Expressing the support of the Legislature for participatory democracy and honoring the recipients of the Jean Ford Democracy Award.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada Legislature created the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy within the Office of the Secretary of State to advocate for civic education, voter registration and citizen participation; and

      Whereas, The members of the Advisory Committee, who represent civic education groups, nonprofit organizations and community advocacy groups, work tirelessly to ensure the success of the Advisory Committee; and

      Whereas, The Legislature is committed to working with citizens, election officers, agencies and the Advisory Committee to develop innovative programs, create partnerships and explore new strategies to communicate with the residents of this State in an effort to increase participation in the democratic process; and

 


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      Whereas, Jean Ford, who served in both the Assembly and Senate of this State and was an outstanding leader and a champion of participatory democracy, exemplified the ideals that the Advisory Committee strives to encourage; and

      Whereas, The Advisory Committee is charged with the duty to establish a Jean Ford Democracy Award to honor citizens who perform exemplary service in promoting participatory democracy in this State; now therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Legislature hereby honors the following recipients of the Jean Ford Democracy Award for exemplary service in promoting participatory democracy in this State: Destiny Carroll and Hannah Low, jointly, Judith Simpson and State Senator Dina Titus; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby reaffirm the commitment to achieve, by the 2008 General Election, the goals of having 75 percent of all eligible voters in the State registered and having 70 percent of those registered voters participate in that election; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Advisory Committee shall make a full report to the 75th Session of the Nevada Legislature on the achievement of the goals set forth in this resolution and the progress of the Advisory Committee in carrying out its statutory duties; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Legislature hereby declares April 2, 2007, Participatory Democracy Day in the Nevada State Legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to award recipients Destiny Carroll, Hannah Low, Judith Simpson and State Senator Dina Titus, and to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, the Secretary of State and the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy.

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FILE NUMBER 38, SCR 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parnell, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 38

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending Father Jerry Hanley in honor of his retirement after 30 years of service with the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community in Carson City.

 

      Whereas, The end of an era for the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community in Carson City will occur on July 1, 2007, as Father Jerry Hanley retires after 30 years of service at the parish; and

      Whereas, Born on October 16, 1936, Father Jerry grew up in Detroit, Michigan, worked as a steel sales engineer, and witnessed the destruction and rioting which plagued his city during the 1960s as a result of the social injustices suffered by many; and

      Whereas, According to Father Jerry, his involvement in many social justice areas ultimately led to his decision to become a priest, and, at 32 years of age, he entered Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts; and

      Whereas, In 1973, Father Jerry was ordained at St. Rita Parish, his home parish in Detroit, and was first assigned to serve at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church and St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, both in Las Vegas, before coming to Carson City in 1977; and

      Whereas, During the 30 years that Father Jerry has served as shepherd at St. Teresa’s, he has performed hundreds of weddings, funerals and baptisms, has cherished ecumenical friendships with pastors of churches from other denominations in the area, and is proud of his roles in forming with two other local churches Friends in Service Helping, in founding the Community Counseling Center with the late Pat Bates, and most recently, in overseeing a 6-year process of planning and building the new St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community Church on Lompa Lane in Carson City; and

      Whereas, Father Jerry has made a tremendous impact not only on the Catholic community at St. Teresa’s as a gifted preacher and a leader who has built a strong sense of community among his parishioners, but on the entire community of Carson City, as well, by cofounding programs to help the needy and persons with drug and alcohol problems, an impetus that can be traced to the riots and martial law that he witnessed in Detroit during the 1960s; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby commend and congratulate Father Jerry Hanley on his retirement after 30 years of service at St.

 


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retirement after 30 years of service at St. Teresa’s and wish him continued happiness as he begins a new chapter of his life; and be it further

      Resolved, That Father Jerry will be truly missed by his family at St. Teresa’s but will never be forgotten by the residents of Carson City, a small city in Nevada that he will call home during his retirement; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Father Jerry Hanley in honor of his retirement.

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FILE NUMBER 39, AR 8

Assembly Resolution No. 8–Committee on Elections, Procedures, Ethics, and Constitutional Amendments

 

FILE NUMBER 39

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of additional attaches for the Assembly.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Brooke Bishop and Christina van Fosson are elected as additional attaches of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 40, SJR 1

Senate Joint Resolution No. 1–Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

 

FILE NUMBER 40

 

SENATE Joint RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove requirements concerning affidavits that must be affixed to referendum petitions and initiative petitions.

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      The Nevada Constitution currently provides that there must be attached to each document in a referendum petition or initiative petition an affidavit stating that all the signatures on the document are genuine signatures of persons who are registered voters in the counties in which they reside, and that the affidavit must be executed before a person authorized by law to administer oaths in Nevada, such as a notary public. (Nev. Const. Art. 19, § 3) The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the affidavit requirements set forth in Section 3 of Article 19 of the Nevada Constitution are an impermissible burden on political speech and, therefore, unconstitutional under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. (Secretary of State v. Give Nevada a Raise, Inc., 120 Nev. 481 (2004))

      This resolution proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to remove the affidavit requirements set forth in Section 3 of Article 19.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That Section 3 of Article 19 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 3.  1.  Each referendum petition and initiative petition shall include the full text of the measure proposed. Each signer shall affix thereto his or her signature, residence address and the name of the county in which he or she is a registered voter.

 


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the county in which he or she is a registered voter. The petition may consist of more than one document . [, but each document shall have affixed thereto an affidavit made by one of the signers of such document to the effect that all of the signatures are genuine and that each individual who signed such document was at the time of signing a registered voter in the county of his or her residence. The affidavit shall be executed before a person authorized by law to administer oaths in the State of Nevada.] The enacting clause of all statutes or amendments proposed by initiative petition shall be: “The People of the State of Nevada do enact as follows:”

       2.  The Legislature may authorize the Secretary of State and the other public officers to use generally accepted statistical procedures in conducting a preliminary verification of the number of signatures submitted in connection with a referendum petition or an initiative petition, and for this purpose to require petitions to be filed no more than 65 days earlier than is otherwise required by this Article.

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FILE NUMBER 41, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Senators Nolan, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 41

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Commemorating the presentation of the Nevada State Flag to the Army and Navy Academy for display at its Hall of Flags.

 

      Whereas, On November 23, 1910, Thomas A. Davis founded what is now known as the Army and Navy Academy, a university preparatory, military, residential and day school whose mission is to educate and develop young men of good character to lead lives of service and excellence; and

      Whereas, At the Academy, cadets cultivate strength of character, individual excellence and responsible leadership, and by graduation are prepared to lead lives of academic, personal and professional achievement; and

      Whereas, The Academy has educated many notable men from the State of Nevada, including Jeffrey S. Corrao, Bert Ford, Michael S. Frey, Gregg Geissler, Clark J. Guild Jr., Daniel Guild, Joe Guild, Steven E. Katzmann, Bill A. Ligon, David W. McLaughlin, David J. Reese, Clark Russell, John G. Scott and Lawrence J. Semenza; and

      Whereas, In 1971, the First Classmen created the Hall of Flags, a display of state flags which serves as a splendid rendition of the great heritage of history and justice and a significant reminder of the balance between state and federal responsibilities; and

      Whereas, The Army and Navy Academy requested a Nevada State Flag from then Governor Mike O’Callaghan, but the request was denied because of a policy wherein the only flags that were to be donated were to Nevada servicemen in Vietnam; and

 


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      Whereas, Louis Wiener, Jr., an attorney at law and former law partner of Senator William J. Raggio, and the father of Senator Valerie Wiener, was well known for his generosity and, when he heard of the Governor’s denial, responded by sending a personal check for $20 to cover the purchase of a Nevada State Flag for the Hall of Flags; and

      Whereas, Current cadet, Sergeant Joey Nolan, son of Senator Dennis Nolan, uncovered the story behind the outdated Nevada State Flag presently being displayed in the Hall of Flags and discovered the letters of correspondence between the Academy, Governor O’Callaghan and Louis Wiener, Jr.; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Nevada State Senate acknowledges the special circumstances that have brought us to the provision of two Nevada State Flags to be presented to the Army and Navy Academy to replace the outdated flag that now hangs in the Hall of Flags; and be it further

      Resolved, That these flags, which have flown over the Nevada State Capitol, are hereby presented to Brigadier General Stephen Bliss and Lieutenant Colonel David Witwer for display in the Hall of Flags and for use in special presentations; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Army and Navy Academy.

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FILE NUMBER 42, SCR 21

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Gansert; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 42

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman James E. Wood.

 

      Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with sadness the passing of former Assemblyman James E. Wood, who died at the age of 91 on September 27, 2005; and

      Whereas, Born to Hyrum and Bertha Wood on August 27, 1914, James Wood was one of eight children and spent his childhood in Ryndon, Nevada, a railroad work camp located about 14 miles east of Elko, where he received his elementary education in a one-room schoolhouse; and

 


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      Whereas, James Wood developed his musical talent and honed his leadership abilities during his years at Elko High School, and after graduation in 1932, he married his high school sweetheart, Helen Brown, who moved with him to California where James worked as a bus driver for Pacific Greyhound Lines; and

      Whereas, A promotion to dispatcher and later to terminal manager in Reno brought James back to Nevada where, in 1947, he purchased highway transportation rights from the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and began a bus service in Nevada that eventually grew to include charter and casino bus tours to Nevada from the San Francisco Bay Area; and

      Whereas, While profitably engaged in running a business that benefited the economy of Nevada, James Wood also served the State as an Assemblyman for six regular and six special sessions during the years from 1953 to 1970 and used his business expertise as a member of various committees, including those dealing with transportation, aviation, banking, taxation and economic development; and

      Whereas, Always willing to do even more for his community and Nevada, James was active in numerous clubs and organizations, including Prospectors, Toastmasters, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Masonic Lodge and Navy League, among others, and was a founding member of the Reno National Air Races Committee; and

      Whereas, A loving husband and father, James is survived by Gwen, his wife of 38 years, his brother Fred, sister Della, sons Bob and Larry, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That sincere condolences are extended to the family and friends of James E. Wood; and be it further

      Resolved, That the entrepreneurial spirit and boundless energy of James Wood will be remembered with gratitude by all the residents of Nevada whose lives he touched with his friendship, leadership and dedicated service; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Gwen, the loving wife and partner of James Wood.

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FILE NUMBER 43, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 43

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Inducting Rene Watt Lemaire 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 have made exemplary contributions to this State; and

 


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      Whereas, Rene Watt Lemaire, a native Nevadan, was born in Battle Mountain, Lander County, to a pioneer family with a history of public service, and Senator Lemaire’s father, Henry, served as Lander County Commissioner, his grandfather, George Watt, served in the Assembly from 1875 to 1876 and from 1879 to 1880, and his cousin, Louis A. Lemaire, served in the Senate from 1915 to 1918; and

      Whereas, During World War II, Rene Lemaire served as Squadron Commander of the Nevada Civil Air Patrol and Chair of the Lander County United States Savings Bonds Committee; and

      Whereas, Rene Lemaire’s early occupations included working for the Standard Oil Company in Nevada and California, assisting his father in operating Lemaire’s Service Garage and Auto Court, finding his life’s vocation in banking, being elected President of the Battle Mountain State Bank, serving as Director of the Nevada Bank of Commerce and being honored as Director Emeritus of Nevada National Bank; and

      Whereas, Rene Watt Lemaire represented the citizens of Lander County in the Nevada Senate for a total of 23 years from 1943 to 1958 and from 1960 to 1966; and

      Whereas, Senator Lemaire served in the Nevada Senate for a total of 18 legislative sessions, 12 regular sessions and 6 special sessions, was a member of the Legislative Commission, the Special Committee on Taxation and Fiscal Affairs and the Joint Committee on Financial Affairs, and, in 1969, was named to the Council of Industrial Development by Governor Paul Laxalt; and

      Whereas, Rene Watt Lemaire served as President Pro Tempore in the 1947 and 1953 Regular Sessions and the 1954 Special Session, Senate Majority Floor Leader in the 1955 and 1957 Regular Sessions and the 1956 and 1958 Special Sessions, and chaired the Committees on Aviation, Banks and Banking, Corporations, Fish and Game, Judiciary, Labor, Public Morals and State Institutions; and

      Whereas, In 1967, Senator Lemaire stated that his most significant legislative contributions included the creation of the State Purchasing Department, the Silicosis Act, the advancement and expansion of aviation and legislation pertaining to education, and Senator Lemaire also sponsored legislation that restructured the administration and organization of the Legislative Counsel Bureau and the Legislative Commission; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Senator Rene Watt Lemaire, who dedicated 23 years to public service as a member and leader 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 44, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 44

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Inducting John M. “Jack” Vergiels 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, John M. “Jack” Vergiels, attended Ohio public schools and, in 1982, was inducted into the Waite High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his participation in baseball, basketball and football; and

      Whereas, After earning his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in education from the University of Toledo, Dr. Vergiels pursued his vocation as a Professor of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and, in 1998, in recognition of his successful career as an educator, Dr. Vergiels was bestowed with the title Professor of Education Emeritus by the University and Community College System of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Senator Vergiels served for a total of 20 years in the Nevada Legislature from 1972 through 1992, serving in the Nevada Assembly for 12 years and in the Nevada Senate for 8 years, during which Senator Vergiels served as a member of the Assembly Committees on Elections, Health and Welfare, Legislative Functions, and Ways and Means, and the Senate Committees on Commerce and Labor, Finance, Natural Resources and Transportation; and

      Whereas, Senator Vergiels was selected as Assembly Majority Whip in 1973, Assistant Majority Leader in 1979, Majority Floor Leader in 1981 and Assembly Speaker for the 1983 Regular Session and the 1984 Special Session, and during his distinguished service in the Legislature, he served as a member of the Legislative Commission and the Interim Finance Committee and as a Commissioner to and Nevada Chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; and

      Whereas, Among his many accomplishments in the Legislature, Senator Vergiels’ priorities included adequately funding the state budget and working to improve the schools in the State, and he cosponsored legislation resulting in the creation of a statewide code of ethical standards, known as the Nevada Ethics in Government Law, and sponsored appropriations for the completion of veterans’ cemeteries in both northern and southern Nevada; and

      Whereas, Jack Vergiels, elected as Speaker of the Assembly in 1983 and Senate Majority Leader in 1991, is the only Legislator in Nevada history to have served in the top leadership position in both Houses of the Nevada Legislature; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Senator John M. “Jack” Vergiels, an influential, dedicated legislative leader who served the residents of Nevada for 20 years by bringing forth progressive legislation, in addition to his successful career as an educator, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 45, ACR 19

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Assemblymen Mabey, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei; Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 45

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Honoring Richard Matta, the Band Instructor at Walter Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas.

 

      Whereas, Richard Matta was born and raised on a farm in Central Illinois, where his passion for music started at an early age while playing the trumpet in his junior high school band; and

      Whereas, His passion for music and teaching led Richard to Murray State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in music education and to the University of Illinois where he received a master’s degree in music education; and

      Whereas, Richard Matta has studied and performed with many world-renowned musicians, such as Vince Cichowicz, who is regarded as one of North America’s foremost experts in brass pedagogy; and

      Whereas, Prior to his relocation to Nevada, Richard Matta taught music to students in Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin, and is now in his 19th year as a band director for the Clark County School District, and many of his students have continued on to perform in top musical positions throughout the country; and

      Whereas, During his tenure in Clark County, Richard has consistently had the top bands in the District at festivals, and his concerts are always enthusiastically received; and

      Whereas, Richard Matta is a cancer survivor, thanks to one of his first music students who is now a world-class oncologist, who flew from Peoria, Illinois, to Las Vegas to supervise personally Richard’s treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; and

      Whereas, Richard Matta’s passion for music and commitment to his students could not be quelled by his illness, and he continued to teach even while he was receiving cancer treatments; and

 


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      Whereas, Richard Matta’s other passion is his family, the childhood sweetheart he married 45 years ago, his two children, four grandchildren and great-grandchild, all of whom reside in Las Vegas; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada State Legislature and the residents of the State of Nevada recognize what an inspiration Richard Matta is to his students, his peers and the residents of this State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are encouraged to follow Richard Matta’s advice to “find their dream, set goals and go for it”; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Legislature and the residents of the State of Nevada thank Richard Matta for his hard work and dedication in furthering the musical talent and appreciation for music in this State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Richard Matta.

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FILE NUMBER 46, ACR 20

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Assemblymen Anderson, Allen, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Townsend; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 46

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commemorating the 75th anniversary of legalized gaming in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Gambling, both legal and illegal, has played a prominent role in Nevada’s history since its frontier days and the days of the Comstock Lode, so much so that Mark Twain noted in his book Roughing It, “In Nevada, for a time, the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler, and the saloon keeper, occupied the same level in society, and it was the highest”; and

      Whereas, Legalization of gaming was a constant source of debate in Nevada, and on March 19, 1931, Assembly Bill No. 98 was introduced by freshman Assemblyman Phil Tobin, a Winnemucca rancher, and was signed into law by Governor Fred Balzar, legalizing wide-open gaming in Nevada; and

      Whereas, The only requirement for a gaming license was that the applicant be an American citizen, and prison inmates were even allowed to operate casinos within prisons; and

 


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      Whereas, The first gaming license was given to Mayme Stocker, a woman who had no gaming background, and among the pioneers who contributed to the tremendous growth, popularity and respectability of the gaming industry were Bill Harrah, Howard Hughes and Steve Wynn, who gave gaming a more corporate structure, further legitimizing the industry and making Nevada one of the best places in the nation to live and work; and

      Whereas, The State Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission were put in place to regulate the gaming industry for the protection of the public; and

      Whereas, In 2006, more than 51 million people visited Nevada, with the casino resort industry contributing approximately $2.6 billion to the revenue of this State, with the gaming industry accounting for 49 percent of the State’s revenue; and

      Whereas, Gaming companies are among the largest employers in the State, with 11 of the top 20 employers being gaming companies, the gaming industry directly employs nearly 228,000 people, which is approximately 21 percent of the work force of Nevada, and hotel casinos account for 18 percent of the wages paid in Nevada; and

      Whereas, The efforts of the gaming industry and gaming employees have contributed to making Nevada a better place to live and work by volunteering their time and resources in their communities; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That April 16, 2007, is hereby recognized as the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of legalized gaming in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the resort employees are commended for their dedication to their jobs and their contributions to the economic well-being of this State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the State Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission.

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FILE NUMBER 47, ACR 9

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Assemblymen Munford, Anderson, Goedhart, Hardy, Hogan, Kihuen, Manendo and Stewart

 

FILE NUMBER 47

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging the Commission on Economic Development, regional economic development authorities and local redevelopment agencies to develop programs to promote economic development and urban renewal and to stimulate employment in certain areas.

 

      Whereas, The health, safety and welfare of the people of this State are dependent upon a healthy economy and vibrant communities; and

      Whereas, The continual encouragement, development, growth and expansion of private enterprise within the State require a cooperative and continuous partnership between government and private organizations; and

 


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      Whereas, There are certain depressed and blighted areas in this State that need the particular attention of government, business, labor and the residents of Nevada to help attract private investment into the area; and

      Whereas, Many older neighborhoods in urban areas are in need of a redevelopment program focused on breathing new life into deteriorated areas plagued by social, environmental or economic conditions which act as a barrier to new investment by private enterprise; and

      Whereas, Many of these areas are fully populated communities in this State that have not benefited from any new growth or new industry in years, and this has led to a depressed economy, a negative image for the community and a lost sense of pride among its residents; and

      Whereas, As taxpayers in this State, the residents of these areas deserve to see a portion of the revenue from their tax dollars used to restore and strengthen their communities, thereby improving their quality of life; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Legislature hereby urges the Commission on Economic Development, regional economic development authorities and local redevelopment agencies to establish programs of economic development for the older neighborhoods in depressed areas of this State to improve economic prosperity and create economic benefits for the community, its residents, the local government and the State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Commission on Economic Development, regional economic development authorities and local redevelopment agencies are encouraged to utilize the provisions of Senate Bill No. 229 of the 2005 Legislative Session which became effective on October 1, 2005, to promote the growth of business and industry in certain deprived areas in this State, thereby creating new jobs, increased property values and an enhanced standard of living desired by all Nevadans; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Commission on Economic Development, Nevada Development Authority, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Northern Nevada Development Authority, Elko County Economic Diversification Authority, Economic Development Authority for Esmeralda and Nye Counties, Churchill Economic Development Authority, Humboldt County Development Authority, White Pine County Economic Diversification Council, Pershing County Economic Development Authority, Lander Economic Development Authority, Mineral County Economic Development Authority, Lincoln County Regional Development Authority, Eureka County Economic Development Council, Western Nevada Development District, Clark County Redevelopment Agency, Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency, Reno Redevelopment Agency, Henderson Redevelopment Agency, North Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency, Sparks Redevelopment Agency, Carson City Redevelopment Agency, Elko Redevelopment Agency, Douglas County Redevelopment Agency, Boulder City Redevelopment Agency and Mesquite Redevelopment Agency.

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FILE NUMBER 48, AR 9

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

 

FILE NUMBER 48

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Darlene Rubin is elected as an additional attache of the Assembly for the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 49, AR 10

Assembly Resolution No. 10–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 49

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Expressing appreciation to the staff of the Assembly for their dedication and exceptional performance during the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

 

      Whereas, Each biennium, the Nevada Legislature convenes to address the challenging issues faced by this State; and

      Whereas, With a constitutionally mandated 120-day limitation on the length of the legislative session, it is critical that the legislative session proceed in an effective and efficient manner; and

      Whereas, This daunting task requires a dedicated and talented staff which is capable of performing a multitude of functions and responding promptly to the different challenges that arise during the legislative session; and

      Whereas, The Chief Clerk of the Assembly, Assembly Front Desk Staff, Sergeant at Arms and his staff, Personal Attaches, Committee Attaches, Administrative Services Staff, Bill Services Staff and other Attaches of the Assembly have worked diligently and efficiently in providing exceptional service to the members of the Assembly; and

      Whereas, The extraordinary persons who have chosen to work with the Assembly during the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature have carried out their duties on behalf of the residents of the State of Nevada with a professional attitude and tireless resolve; and

      Whereas, Their herculean efforts earlier this week enabled the Assembly to coast to a smooth finish on a day that is typically one of the more arduous deadlines of the legislative session; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the Assembly of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby express their sincere appreciation and commend the outstanding support staff of the Assembly, which includes Susan Furlong Reil, Diane Keetch, Lucinda Benjamin, Matthew Baker, Kathryn Fosnaugh, Jason Hataway, Christie Peters, Kyle Wentz, Terry Sullivan, Robin Bates, Victoria Kieffer, Sharon Murphy, Jennifer Osheroff, Debra Williams, Jasmine Shackley, William Souligny, Sylvia Brown, Sally Stoner, Barbara Houger, Wendy Kameda, Erin Smith, Betty Phenix

 


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support staff of the Assembly, which includes Susan Furlong Reil, Diane Keetch, Lucinda Benjamin, Matthew Baker, Kathryn Fosnaugh, Jason Hataway, Christie Peters, Kyle Wentz, Terry Sullivan, Robin Bates, Victoria Kieffer, Sharon Murphy, Jennifer Osheroff, Debra Williams, Jasmine Shackley, William Souligny, Sylvia Brown, Sally Stoner, Barbara Houger, Wendy Kameda, Erin Smith, Betty Phenix, Laurel Armbrust, Brooke Bishop, Nenita Wasserman, Tom Mullin, Toshiko McIntosh, Bonnie Borda Hoffecker, Joyce Hess, Alaina Cowley, Ashley Smith, Ann Marie Cutkosky, Kathryn Alden, Deanna Duncan, Denise Dunning, Marge Griffin, Millicent Jorgenson, Sheila Sease, Victoria Thompson, Jackie Valley, Cynthia Carter, Leslie Danihel, Kaci Kerfeld, Rosanne Kruckenberg, Judy Maddock, Rachel Pilliod, Reba Coombs, Connie Davis, Christine Bashaw, Linda Blevins, Anne Bowen, Barron Brooks, Todd Myler, Carol J. Thomsen, Patti Adams, Doreen Avila, Patricia Blackburn, Judith Coolbaugh, Mary Kay Doherty, Denise Dunning, Patricia Evans, Mary Garcia, Christine Henricksen, Terry Horgan, Sharon McCallen, Danielle Mayabb, Earlene Miller, Rachelle Myrick, Emilie Reafs, Kelly Troescher, Cheryl Williams, Gillis Colgan, Olivia Lloyd, Trisha Moore, Matthew Mowbray, Mary Bean, Jennifer Breeden, Nancy Dickson, Jeff Dreiling, Curt Easley, Angela Flores, Fabby Franco, Vicky Goodson, Donna Hancock, Lisa Her, Patricia Hutson, Novella Kowallek, Jacqueline Lethbridge, Yhvona Martin, Christopher Mayhew, Carolyn Maynick, Sara Moffat, Jacqueline Morgan, Kathryn Moser, Luke Newman, Janie Novi, Sheree Rosevear, Darlene Rubin, Janet Stokes, Linda Utt, Jacob Vela, Harle Glover, Evelyn Moser, Maria Stafford, Frank Taylor, Victoria Windsor, Ted Zuend, Barry Wynott, Deanna Keirstead, June Bennett, Norm Budden, Mary Carel, Diane Bacus, Brandi Colunga, Jack Cooke, John Davis, Mark Day, Gail Eller, Mark Frady, Joyce E. Ghiselli, Don Hataway, Juanita Heston, Lois Lahair, Bob Maynick, Reid Meyer, Frank Tetz, Christina VanFosson, Daniel Webster, Katrina Zach; 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 staff of the Assembly.

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FILE NUMBER 50, ACR 21

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Assemblymen Grady, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei; Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 50

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association for its efforts in keeping the memory of the Pony Express alive in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, With the discovery of gold in the West in 1848 and the increasing political tensions of the 1850s, it became imperative to keep California aligned with the Union by providing a faster and more dependable source of information from the northeastern states; and

      Whereas, William H. Russell, Alexander Majors and William B. Waddell took on the challenge and, in the short span of 2 months, set up a mail delivery system that was named the Pony Express; and

      Whereas, The sacrifice of the station masters, many of whom gave their lives, and the dedication, bravery and horsemanship of the wiry riders as they carried the mail for almost 2,000 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, across scorching deserts and through deep snow in 10 days is legendary, and the tales of their daring and loyalty are part of the history and lore of the American West; and

      Whereas, Although in operation for only 18 months, this amazing venture bound the ragged edges of a rising nation and stands in history as a monumental example of the vision, courage and character of the men and women who built the West; and

      Whereas, The route of the Pony Express runs through portions of eight states, and in Nevada roughly parallels U.S. Highway 50, the surrounding area of which has been dubbed “Pony Express Territory” by the Commission on Tourism; and

      Whereas, In addition to being part of a reenactment ride held each year in June, the members of the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association keep the story and spirit of the Pony Express alive by marking and preserving the Nevada portion of the trail, participating in community events and giving educational presentations to schools and other groups; and

      Whereas, Principally through the efforts of Larry McPherson, past President of the Nevada Division, a historical marker consisting of a silhouette depicting a Pony Express rider and horse will soon stand along U.S. Highway 50 east of Carson City as a reminder of this important part of Nevada history; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature commends the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association for its contributions toward preserving the history and making visible the spirit of the Pony Express in the State of Nevada; and be it further

 


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the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association for its contributions toward preserving the history and making visible the spirit of the Pony Express in 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 Steve Notterman, President of the Nevada Division of the National Pony Express Association.

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FILE NUMBER 51, SCR 23

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Mabey; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 51

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing Las Vegas entrepreneur and philanthropist Jelindo Angelo Tiberti.

 

      Whereas, The State of Nevada lost a civic leader, humanitarian, entrepreneur and, most importantly, a kind, warmhearted man with the sudden and shocking death of Jelindo Angelo Tiberti on May 3, 2006; and

      Whereas, Jelindo Angelo “J. A.” Tiberti was born on April 8, 1919, to hard-working Italian immigrants who lived and worked in the coal mining town of Morley, Colorado, until the family moved to Detroit in 1934; and

      Whereas, In addition to running J.A. Tiberti Construction, one of the most successful businesses in the country, J. A. was involved in the growth of the area as a member of the Las Vegas Planning Commission for 25 years and the Board of Directors of the Nevada Power Company for 36 years; and

      Whereas, A man generous with both his time and his money, J. A. Tiberti was active in various professional and philanthropic organizations, including the Las Vegas Rotary Club, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas Finance Committee, the Associated General Contractors of America, the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Foundation and Palladium Society; and

      Whereas, A loving father who taught honesty, generosity and ambition by example, J. A. Tiberti is survived by his sons Tito, Renaldo, Mario and Jelindo, daughters Laura and Andra, sister Rosina Peterson, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Legislature offer their sincerest condolences to the family of Jelindo Angelo Tiberti and gratefully acknowledge that the State of Nevada is better for having been the home of this remarkable man for 65 years; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That Jelindo A. Tiberti, the man who loved building things, will be remembered for the legacy he left that includes not only structures throughout Nevada but also a vision of what courageous risk-taking can create, as well as a personal model of humble giving; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Tito Tiberti, Laura Tiberti, Andra Maffey, Renaldo Tiberti, Mario Tiberti and Jelindo Tiberti II, the children of Jelindo A. Tiberti.

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FILE NUMBER 52, SCR 24

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Marvel; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 52

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing business and civic leader James Cashman Jr.

 

      Whereas, December 5, 2005, was a day marked with sadness as the City of Las Vegas and the State of Nevada mourned the passing of James Cashman Jr.; and

      Whereas, James Cashman Jr. was born in Las Vegas on February 19, 1926, to Leah and “Big Jim” Cashman and was introduced to his father’s business at the young age of 14 when he began learning about the automotive part of Cashman Enterprises by working in every department; and

      Whereas, Jim Cashman Jr. graduated from Las Vegas High School 6 months early in December 1943 and immediately enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he served as a gunnery instructor in Texas during World War II until 1945 when he returned to Nevada and married Mary Carmichael; and

      Whereas, At the age of 22, Jim Cashman Jr. became involved in the community by joining the Las Vegas Chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which named him Outstanding Young Man of 1955, and in his years with the Jaycees he proved his leadership abilities by becoming the state President and the national Vice President of that organization; and

      Whereas, Even after taking over the helm of Cashman Enterprises upon the death of his father in 1962, James Cashman Jr. still found time to continue his community service by accepting the positions of Chairman of the United Fund Drive in 1969, Chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce in 1971 and 1972, President of the United Way of Clark County in 1974, and charter member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas; and

 


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      Whereas, Recognized as a Distinguished Nevadan by the University of Nevada Board of Regents in 1972, Jim’s modest explanation for all he did for Las Vegas and the State of Nevada was that the town and the State had been good to him and his family and he had a debt to repay; and

      Whereas, Preceded in death by his son James Cashman III in 1995, James Cashman Jr. is survived by his wife Mary, son Tim, daughters Rhonda Evans and Leah Benjamin, daughters-in-law MaryKaye Cashman and Denise Cashman, son-in-law Michael Benjamin, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature offer their deepest condolences and sincere appreciation to the family of James Cashman Jr. who honor his legacy by their continuing community involvement; and be it further

      Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada will be inspired by the volunteer attitude of leaders like James Cashman Jr. and memorialize him by doing their part to make this great State even better; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Mary Cashman, James Cashman Jr.’s wife, friend and partner for 60 years.

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FILE NUMBER 53, SCR 25

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Marvel; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 53

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former district judge Paul C. Parraguirre.

 

      Whereas, The legal community of Nevada lost an ardent litigator and leader with the death of Paul C. Parraguirre on December 26, 2005; and

      Whereas, Descended from Basque sheepherders who emigrated from Extalar, Spain, in the 1870s, Paul Parraguirre was a third-generation Nevadan born in Gardnerville on December 13, 1923; and

      Whereas, Paul Parraguirre earned his law degree from the University of Denver School of Law on the same day in 1954 as his brothers, David and Lorin, and all three were admitted to the Nevada Bar on December 31, 1956; and

      Whereas, Paul’s experience as a Nevada deputy attorney general and a chief deputy district attorney for Clark County, as well as his successful private practice, caught the attention of Governor Bob Miller who appointed him to the Fifth Judicial District Court bench in Tonopah to finish out the term of retiring district judge William Beko; and

 


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private practice, caught the attention of Governor Bob Miller who appointed him to the Fifth Judicial District Court bench in Tonopah to finish out the term of retiring district judge William Beko; and

      Whereas, Paul Parraguirre was chosen to serve as President of the State Bar of Nevada and as a trustee of the Nevada Law Foundation, and his professionalism, civility and collegiality earned him a fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers and induction into the American Board of Trial Advocates; and

      Whereas, The practice of law was not the entire life of Paul Parraguirre who was a pilot and served his country as a captain in the Nevada Air National Guard until the early 1970s, and who also enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever he had the opportunity; and

      Whereas, Active in the Basque community, Paul Parraguirre, along with other notable Nevadans of Basque descent, was part of the organizing committee for the first Western Basque Festival held in 1959 and was honored for that contribution during the North American Basque Organization convention held in Reno in 1999; and

      Whereas, Paul C. Parraguirre’s first passion was his family, and he is survived by his wife Iris, sons Ron and Paul R., daughter Kathy and grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Legislature offer their deepest condolences to the beloved family of Paul C. Parraguirre; and be it further

      Resolved, That Paul’s high standards of ethical conduct, his passion for the law and his reputation as a consummate gentleman will continue to be an inspiration for all those who practice law 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 Paul’s lifelong companion, his wife Iris.

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FILE NUMBER 54, ACR 22

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Assemblymen Mabey, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 54

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Honoring former Co-Speaker and Minority Floor Leader Lynn C. Hettrick.

 

      Whereas, Lynn C. Hettrick was born in Carmel, California, and attended Claremont Men’s College in Claremont, California; and

 


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      Whereas, Lynn Hettrick moved to Douglas County, Nevada, in 1972, where he became a successful businessman and active member of the community; and

      Whereas, In 1992, Lynn Hettrick was elected to represent Assembly District No. 39 in the Nevada Assembly where he served for 14 years which included seven regular sessions and six special sessions; and

      Whereas, During the 1995 Regular Session of the Nevada Legislature in which the Assembly was evenly divided with 21 Republicans and 21 Democrats, Lynn Hettrick was elected to serve as Co-Speaker of the Assembly, a position to which he brought great leadership and statesmanship and was able to engage in the bipartisan effort necessary to accomplish the business for the people of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Lynn Hettrick earned the respect of his party serving as Minority Floor Leader from 1997 until 2005; and

      Whereas, Assemblyman Hettrick actively participated in various legislative organizations and was recognized for his significant contributions, including his receipt of the Leader of the Year Award from the National Republican Legislators Association in 2001, his selection as National Chair of the Council of State Governments (CSG) in 2005 and Chair of CSG-WEST for 2001-2002, and his leadership role in the establishment of CSG-WEST’s Western Legislative Academy, an educational forum for new state legislators to improve their effectiveness and build stronger legislative institutions; and

      Whereas, During his service in the Nevada Assembly, Lynn Hettrick was supported and encouraged by his wife Arla, their four children, Stacey, Holly, Tiffany and Andrew, and their eight grandchildren, all of whom reside in western Nevada; and

      Whereas, Assemblyman Hettrick’s leadership abilities and legislative and personal accomplishments will forever serve as a model of public service for future members of the Nevada Legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature pay special tribute to and express sincere gratitude to Assemblyman Hettrick for his public service to 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 former Co-Speaker and Minority Floor Leader Lynn C. Hettrick.

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FILE NUMBER 55, ACR 23

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Assemblymen Cobb, Koivisto, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Townsend; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 55

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Congratulating the Galena High School Grizzlies boys’ basketball team for their 2007 Class 4A State Championship victory.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada Legislature and the residents of Nevada take great pride in recognizing our schools for excellence in citizenship, academics, athletics and sportsmanship; and

      Whereas, Newsweek has consistently ranked Galena High School of Reno among America’s Best High Schools for their academic standing; and

      Whereas, The members of the Galena High School Grizzlies boys’ basketball team have shown themselves to be academically focused and motivated by maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.45; and

      Whereas, Since its founding in 1992, Galena High School has won either a league, regional or state championship in every sport in which their athletes have participated and, in 2006, received the Class 4A Award of Excellence in Academics, Athletics and Citizenship from the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association; and

      Whereas, On February 23, 2007, the Grizzlies boys’ basketball team proved their commitment to teamwork and athletic excellence by winning the 2007 Class 4A State Championship; and

      Whereas, Entering the fourth quarter tied at 41 points each, with the lead changing hands eight times in the last quarter, the Mojave Rattlers of North Las Vegas were ahead of the Grizzlies, 51-49, with 2 minutes 38 seconds to go; and

      Whereas, In what Galena Coach Tom Maurer called “a great chess match,” and with only a little more than a minute left in the game, the Grizzlies pulled ahead with a three-pointer, winning the game at the final buzzer, 54-51; and

      Whereas, A friend and fellow coach told Coach Maurer in the locker room, “You can write things in the sand, and that blows away, but this one’s etched in stone”; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 74th Nevada Legislature and the residents of the State of Nevada commend the Galena High School Grizzlies boys’ basketball team for its academic achievements, strong sense of school pride, team spirit, commitment and determination, all of which made winning the State Championship possible; 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 Galena High School Principal Thomas C. Brown and to Galena Coach Tom Maurer.

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FILE NUMBER 56, SCR 26

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Gansert; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 56

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating May 2, 2007, as American Culinary Federation High Sierra Chefs Day in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The American Culinary Federation is the premier professional organization for chefs in North America, with more than 19,000 members and 240 chapters nationwide, and its mission is “to make a positive difference for culinarians through education, apprenticeship and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere”; and

      Whereas, The American Academy of Chefs is the honor society of the American Culinary Foundation which consistently inducts chefs who demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism in their field, with the goal of promoting the education of future culinarians by passing on the skills, training and knowledge they possess and by raising money for scholarships; and

      Whereas, The High Sierra Chefs Association is the local chapter of the American Culinary Federation which represents Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas of northern Nevada and northeastern California and is celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 2, 2007; and

      Whereas, The High Sierra Chapter promotes professionalism and represents chefs from the major hotels and casinos, catering and independent restaurants, and is involved in mentoring future chefs through various programs, including the culinary program at Truckee Meadows Community College; and

      Whereas, The High Sierra Chapter supports many charities, including the Chef & Child Foundation which focuses on ending childhood hunger and obesity by teaching America’s children about nutrition and cooking; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature recognize the great contributions made every day to Nevada by those working in the culinary field, creating delicious and memorable meals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the visitors and residents of this State; and be it further

 


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those working in the culinary field, creating delicious and memorable meals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the visitors and residents of this State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby designates May 2, 2007, as American Culinary Federation High Sierra Chefs Day in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Michael Norton, President of the American Culinary Federation High Sierra Chefs Association.

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FILE NUMBER 57, SCR 27

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Senators Wiener, Cegavske, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Atkinson, Mabey; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 57

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Encouraging development of a coordinated collaboration among agencies that provide nutrition education to Nevadans.

 

      Whereas, The prevalence of obesity in the United States is steadily rising, and obesity increases the risk of hypertension, high total cholesterol, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallstones, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, several cancers and type 2 diabetes, resulting in $61 billion in direct health care costs and $3.9 billion in lost productivity annually; and

      Whereas, Diabetes during pregnancy imposes long-term risk in offspring for elevated body mass index and the early onset of type 2 diabetes, and more than 70 percent of people with prenatal exposure to type 2 diabetes will develop it by adulthood; and

      Whereas, Obesity runs in families, with children of obese parents at greater risk of becoming obese than children of normal-weight parents; and

      Whereas, Research-based, public-private partnerships could identify and address information and service gaps and help the State to plan and deliver better long-term outcomes; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That state agencies, school districts and organizations that provide nutrition education, especially to new and expectant parents and early childhood caregivers, are hereby encouraged to develop a coordinated collaboration to provide appropriate nutrition education to Nevadans to reduce obesity and encourage other healthy lifestyle choices; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That this collaboration submit a report on the data collected and status of proposed programs to the 75th Session of the Nevada Legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Department of Health and Human Services for dissemination to its divisions and local health departments, the Department of Education for dissemination to each district superintendent and each public school principal, nurse and director or manager of food and nutritional services, the Nevada System of Higher Education for dissemination to all universities and community colleges and department chairs of health-related studies, the Nevada Public Health Foundation for dissemination to all food and nutrition program directors, the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., for dissemination to all tribal councils, the Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and the Community Food Bank in Southern Nevada, the Nevada Dietetic Association, the Nevada Public Health Association, Nevada Action for Healthy Kids, Partners for a Healthy Nevada, the Washoe County Obesity Coalition and the Carson Wellness Coalition.

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FILE NUMBER 58, ACR 25

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Assemblymen Christensen, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Nolan; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 58

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging Nevadans to participate in activities concerning family preparedness in case of emergency.

 

      Whereas, Every citizen in this country is part of a national emergency management system that is about protecting people and property from all types of hazards, yet citizens have a responsibility to protect themselves and their families by knowing what to do before, during and after an event; and

      Whereas, When a disaster strikes, time is of the essence, and while local, state and federal governmental entities will be there to help, it is important that families are prepared to respond as well, whether to help themselves or others; and

      Whereas, Not only should the residents of the State of Nevada be prepared to respond to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, flood, fires and extreme weather, they should be prepared in the case of acts of terrorism or technological hazards; and

 


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      Whereas, In a recent national survey conducted by the Ad Council, 91 percent of Americans agreed that taking some simple steps to prepare could help protect them and their families in the event of an emergency, but only 55 percent had taken at least one of the steps recommended to do so; and

      Whereas, Such steps include knowing the hazards that affect your local area, developing appropriate family emergency plans and assembling a disaster supplies kit, and it is also recommended to learn the emergency plans of places you frequent, such as work and schools, and volunteer with local disaster response agencies; and

      Whereas, It is also important to remember the more vulnerable during such emergencies, including children, the elderly, persons with disabilities and family pets; and

      Whereas, There are numerous resources available to families to assist them in preparing for emergencies, including Nevada’s Preparedness Plan, issued by the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, as well as plans developed by the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross; and

      Whereas, It is important that all Nevadans take some time out of their busy lives to make use of these resources to ensure the safety of their families and pets and others in case of an emergency; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature urges the citizens of this State to take some time with their families to identify the hazards in their local area, to develop a family emergency plan and to create an emergency supplies kit; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, the State Emergency Response Commission, and both the Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada Chapters of the American Red Cross.

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FILE NUMBER 59, ACR 26

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Assemblymen Munford, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Horsford; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 59

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing Pastor Nathaniel Whitney, Sr.

 

      Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with sadness the passing of Pastor Nathaniel Whitney, Sr., at the age of 80 on February 24, 2007; and

      Whereas, Nathaniel Whitney was born in Tallulah, Louisiana, on June 23, 1926, the 12th of 14 children born to Reverend Dave and Lula Whitney; and

      Whereas, Nathaniel Whitney, at the age of 18, enlisted in the United States Army in 1944, serving in both the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II, and was honorably discharged after serving 30 months; and

      Whereas, Nathaniel Whitney married Carolyn Larry in 1948 and the couple were blessed with six children, and in 1951, the family moved to Las Vegas, where Nathaniel worked in construction and then at the Nevada Test Site for 26 years; and

      Whereas, Nathaniel was united with the Carver Baptist Church, serving in several offices, including Deacon, and was ordained in 1955 by the late Reverend James Proby; and

      Whereas, Pastor Whitney was called in 1965 to pastor the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, Carolyn Whitney passed away in 1978 after 30 years of marriage, and in 1985, Pastor Whitney married Loretta Graham, gaining seven additional children; and

      Whereas, Pastor Whitney in 1986 led the Evergreen congregation to the new Greater Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, where the congregation grew under his leadership, and from where he retired to a position as Pastor Emeritus; and

      Whereas, Pastor Whitney was affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, the Pride of the West District Association, the Minister’s Alliance, the Pilgrim Christian Society and the local chapter of the NAACP; and

      Whereas, Pastor Whitney was memorialized on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, following his passing, by the Honorable Jon C. Porter; and

 


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      Whereas, Pastor Whitney leaves a legacy as a humble servant of his God and a dedicated and faithful servant to his country, the Las Vegas community and the Baptist community; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That sincere condolences are extended to the family and friends of Pastor Nathaniel Whitney, Sr.; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby honor Pastor Nathaniel Whitney, Sr., for his lifetime of generous service; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Loretta, the loving wife and partner of Pastor Nathaniel Whitney, Sr.

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FILE NUMBER 60, ACR 27

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Assemblymen Conklin, Koivisto, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Wiener; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 60

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Congratulating the “High Rollers” Robotics Team of Cimarron-Memorial High School for winning the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship.

 

      Whereas, The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Championship was held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 12, 13 and 14 of this year; and

      Whereas, FIRST is a nonprofit charitable organization that offers innovative programs that encourage students to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and

      Whereas, More than 1,300 high school teams from the United States and six other nations, including Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, competed in various regional competitions to earn an invitation to the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship; and

      Whereas, Teams of students were required to build robots from kits consisting of hundreds of parts; and

      Whereas, This year’s game, called “Rack ‘N’ Roll” tested the students and the ability of their robots to hang inflated colored tubes on pegs configured in rows and columns on a 10-foot high center “rack” structure, to program a robotic vision system to navigate the robot and to lift other robots more than 4 feet off the floor; and

 


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      Whereas, The Cimarron-Memorial High School’s robotics team, known as the “High Rollers,” was part of a three-team alliance, including “Bobcat Robotics” of South Windsor High School from South Windsor, Connecticut, and “Gompei and the H.E.R.D.” of the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science from Worchester, Massachusetts, that was awarded first place in the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature hereby congratulate the “High Rollers” Robotics Team of Cimarron-Memorial High School for winning the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Karen Stanley, Principal of Cimarron-Memorial High School, the Clark County School District Board of School Trustees and to each member of the “High Rollers” Robotics Team of Cimarron-Memorial High School.

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FILE NUMBER 61, ACR 28

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Assemblymen Bobzien, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 61

 

Assembly Concurrent RESOLUTION—Congratulating the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

 

      Whereas, In 1967, the Center for Basque Studies, which at that time was called the Basque Studies Program, was established within the Desert Research Institute to investigate the role long played by Basque sheepherders as the key human factor in the ecology of the Great Basin and to encourage American scholarship concerning one of Europe’s most fascinating peoples and their contribution to the ethnic heritage of the American West; and

      Whereas, In 1972, the Basque Studies Program became part of the University of Nevada, Reno, where it was renamed the Center for Basque Studies in 2000 to more clearly reflect its research mission; and

      Whereas, The Center for Basque Studies is a research center whose primary mission is to further Basque-related study by conducting, facilitating and publishing original Basque-related research in the humanities and social sciences, and whose success in this mission is evidenced by scholars affiliated with the Center having published works in migration and diaspora studies, anthropology, history, women’s studies, cultural studies, literature, bibliography and lexicography; and

 


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affiliated with the Center having published works in migration and diaspora studies, anthropology, history, women’s studies, cultural studies, literature, bibliography and lexicography; and

      Whereas, The Center for Basque Studies, recognizing from the beginning that a world-class library is essential to its research mission, has continued to expand its collections from the initial 750 items obtained by the late Robert Laxalt from the personal library of a noted European scholar until the Basque Studies Library now includes over 50,000 volumes of published material as well as thousands of unpublished items, including diaries, letters, oral histories, photographs, musical recordings, Basque-language films, and even examples of tree trunks that carry the distinctive carvings of Basque sheepherders, all of which make the Basque Studies Library one of the best collections of Basque-related material in the world; and

      Whereas, The Center for Basque Studies includes instruction as part of its mission and offers courses that allow undergraduates to minor in Basque studies and more mature scholars to earn the degree of doctor of philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno, and in collaboration with other universities, conducts a program that enables students to study and live in the Basque Country of Europe; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature congratulate the Center for Basque Studies on the occasion of its 40th anniversary and also extend to the Center their wish that there be many more anniversaries to come; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. Gloria P. Totoricagüena, the Director of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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FILE NUMBER 62, AR 11

Assembly Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 62

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Adding Virgil M. Getto to the Assembly Wall of Distinction.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada Assembly has established an Assembly Wall of Distinction for those past members selected by leadership who served with great distinction and who made exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Virgil M. Getto, a native Nevadan and lifelong resident of Fallon, is the son of Italian immigrant parents who settled in Nevada to start a new life, and was educated in the Churchill County schools and entered the family ranching business; and

 


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      Whereas, As a young man, Virgil M. Getto was elected to the National Council of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), later serving as Vice President of the Pacific Region that encompassed eight western states, and he stated during his legislative tenure that the leadership training and public speaking skills he acquired through FFA led him to achieve extraordinary things, and in 2006 Virgil was honored for his 60 years of leadership in the FFA; and

      Whereas, Virgil entered public service in the Nevada Parent Teachers Association and served as President in 1960, then won election to the Churchill County School Board in 1962; and

      Whereas, First elected to the Assembly in 1966, Virgil has the unique distinction of being a legislative freshman five times—three times in the Assembly (1967, 1979 and 1983) and twice in the Senate (1981 and 1989), serving 12 regular sessions and 4 special sessions, a total of 24 years; and

      Whereas, While in the Assembly, Virgil served as Minority Floor Leader (1975) and as a Member of the Committees on Agriculture (Chairman, 1969 and 1971), Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Commerce, Economic Development, Tourism and Mining, Education, Environment and Public Resources, Government Affairs, Health and Welfare, Labor and Management, Legislative Functions, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining (Chairman, 1985), Taxation, Transportation and Ways and Means; and

      Whereas, After winning reelection to his Assembly seat, Virgil was appointed in 1980 to fill a vacancy in the Senate, and after completing his term in the Senate, he was again elected to the Assembly, serving from 1982 until 1988, when he was elected to again serve in the Senate, where he served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources in 1991; and

      Whereas, While serving as a Senator, Virgil represented the largest state legislative district in the contiguous United States at that time, covering nearly half of the State of Nevada, encompassing parts of Churchill, Eureka and Lander Counties and all of Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, Mineral and White Pine Counties, until his retirement in 1992; and

      Whereas, At the time of his retirement, Senator Getto remarked that the education of Nevada’s children should be the number one issue in the Legislature; and

      Whereas, As a Legislator, Virgil was a proponent of issues dealing with natural resources, the construction of a maximum security prison in Ely, designation of U.S. Highway No. 95 as the Veterans’ Memorial Highway, and the construction of two new buildings in the Capitol Complex—the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada State Library and Archives; and

      Whereas, Virgil is a fervent supporter of education and has made numerous personal and professional contributions to the community college system, particularly the Western Nevada Community College’s Fallon campus, which honored him in 2004 by naming a building Virgil Getto Hall in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the College, including serving with distinction on the College’s foundation and regional advisory boards; and

      Whereas, Virgil was appointed to the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum and served as Vice President as well as a member of the Forum’s Committee on Human Resources and Facilities, and he was appointed to the National Silver Haired Congress, representing Nevada’s Second Congressional District; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Assemblyman and Senator Virgil M. Getto, a dynamic leader who served his constituents and community for 24 years and who contributed to the protection of Nevada’s natural resources and promoted education, is hereby added to the Assembly Wall of Distinction.

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FILE NUMBER 63, AR 12

Assembly Resolution No. 12–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 63

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Adding Marvin M. Sedway to the Assembly Wall of Distinction.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada Assembly has established an Assembly Wall of Distinction for those past members selected by leadership who served with great distinction and who made exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Marvin M. Sedway, a native of New York, moved to Las Vegas at the age of 8 years when the city’s population was a mere 8,000 inhabitants, and he later graduated from Las Vegas High School and the University of Nevada, Reno, and then obtained his doctorate in optometry from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon; and

      Whereas, Having a father who worked for Bugsy Siegel at the Flamingo Hotel, Marvin Sedway was never embarrassed by his family’s involvement with the early gaming establishment in Nevada; and

      Whereas, After returning to and settling in Clark County, Nevada, Dr. Sedway was known to drive over 100 miles 1 day each week in order to treat the children in the communities surrounding Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, Elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1982, Marvin M. Sedway served until 1990, and during his tenure, he served on the Assembly Committees on Commerce, Education, Health and Welfare, and Legislative Functions, and as the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means and the Interim Finance Committee, 1987 to 1989; and

      Whereas, Marvin M. Sedway passionately believed in improving the lives of all Nevadans and was a champion of the disadvantaged, poor, disenfranchised and especially children, and even though he knew it was politically unpopular, he openly advocated raising taxes to improve the quality of life in Nevada; and

      Whereas, Dr. Sedway is credited with making Nevada’s community college system one of the finest in the West, contending that community colleges should not be shortchanged in favor of the universities and recognizing that students who would become mechanics and blue-collar workers deserved education as much as the students who became doctors and lawyers; and

 


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      Whereas, As Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, Assemblyman Sedway introduced legislation authorizing the issuance of bonds to fund a new Supreme Court Building and a State Library and Archives Building, reflecting his recognition of Carson City as the seat of State Government; and

      Whereas, In the years following his death in 1990, the student cafeteria on the Carson City campus of Western Nevada Community College was named the Sedway Café, and the Legislative Counsel Bureau’s Carson City staff building was named the Sedway Office Building in recognition of Dr. Sedway’s persistent work to acquire and remodel the building; and

      Whereas, The Marvin M. Sedway Middle School located in Las Vegas was dedicated in 2002 in honor of Dr. Sedway’s reverence for learning and education, and the school’s mission statement is an acronym on SEDWAY—Strength in diversity, Excellence in academics, Desire to achieve all goals, Wisdom in all judgments, Appreciation for the arts, Yearning for lifelong learning—which articulates the importance of education so strongly associated with Marvin M. Sedway; and

      Whereas, Marvin M. Sedway was known for speaking his mind and using colorful expressions such as, “If there’s no penalty for doing it wrong, there’s no incentive to do it right” and “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber”; and

      Whereas, Dr. Sedway was a man who did not mince words, who said what had to be said and what others were afraid to say, who lived life by his own rules, unfaltering in his principles, realizing that what really mattered was the principle, not the popularity; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Assemblyman Marvin M. Sedway, a leader of the legislative process whose courage, sincerity and passion for public service improved the lives of all Nevadans, is hereby added to the Assembly Wall of Distinction.

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FILE NUMBER 64, AR 13

Assembly Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 64

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Adding Mouryne Landing Dini to the Assembly Wall of Distinction.

 

      Whereas, The Assembly of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established an Assembly Wall of Distinction for those past members of the Assembly selected by leadership who served with great distinction and who made exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

 


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      Whereas, The Nevada Assembly wishes to add to its Wall of Distinction those past staff members of the Assembly who are selected by leadership to be acknowledged for their exemplary service; and

      Whereas, Mouryne Landing Dini has the distinction of serving as Chief Clerk of the Nevada Assembly for an all-time Nevada record of 23 years, from 1973 through 1995, with integrity, professionalism and competency; and

      Whereas, Born in Oregon, Mouryne attended public schools, studied at Hinniger Stephens Business College in Utah, and relocated to Nevada in 1963, where she and her husband raised their two children; and

      Whereas, Mouryne first came to work for the Assembly as a committee secretary for the 1965 Regular Session, a time when the Legislature still met in limited space on the second floor of Nevada’s historic State Capitol, and over the ensuing years, she was promoted to Assistant Chief Clerk, a position she held for the 1969 and 1971 Sessions; and

      Whereas, Elected in 1973 as Chief Clerk of the Assembly, Mouryne Landing served in the first legislative session held in the newly constructed Legislative Building, remaining in that position until her retirement in 1995; and

      Whereas, During the 68th Session when the Assembly membership was evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, and leaders of both political parties served as Cospeakers of the Assembly and as Cochairs of the Assembly committees, Mouryne faced the challenges presented by this historic circumstance with her usual professionalism and aplomb; and

      Whereas, In addition to her vital role in the Chamber when the Assembly was in session, Mouryne worked diligently to modernize and professionalize the office of the Chief Clerk, leading her staff through some stressful situations, and she was always accurate, thorough and unflappable; and

      Whereas, Mouryne also hired, trained and, by her spirited example, led the temporary staff for legislative sessions and was a nationally respected parliamentary expert, serving for 11 years on the Revision Commission for the Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure; and

      Whereas, Mouryne ably represented the Nevada Legislature on other prestigious national organizations, including service as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, 1992 and 1993, and as President of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries, 1989 and 1990; and

      Whereas, Mouryne is well known in legislative circles for her love of music and dancing, often dazzling her companions with her fancy footwork, but never losing her demeanor and grace, and her sense of fun and cheerful smile were a welcome addition to the Nevada Legislature; and

      Whereas, Mouryne faced her own personal losses with stoicism and surrounded herself with the support of her legislative family; and

      Whereas, Mouryne again found happiness in her marriage to Assembly Speaker Emeritus Joseph E. Dini, Jr., and is finally taking the time to relax and enjoy life following her many years of service to the State of Nevada; now, therefore be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That in recognition of her many years of service to the Legislature, ensuring successful and orderly sessions that were carried out in a calm, professional manner, always making sure the Legislators “did the right thing the right way,” former Chief Clerk of the Assembly Mouryne Landing Dini is hereby added to the Assembly Wall of Distinction.

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FILE NUMBER 65, SCR 11

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 65

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Urging cooperation among the State Engineer and certain local governments, water authorities and districts concerning issues relating to water resources in this State.

 

      Whereas, The waters of this State are among its most precious and vital resources and play an important part in the economic development of this State; and

      Whereas, The availability of accurate technical information is the foundation for making prudent decisions concerning water resources; and

      Whereas, Adequate, long-term supplies of water are essential in ensuring stable economic growth and development in the rural and urban areas of this State; and

      Whereas, It is vital to the economy of this State and the welfare of its residents that the water in this State be distributed equitably among all users; and

      Whereas, The use of domestic wells is not adequately regulated in rapidly developing rural communities where residential development primarily uses domestic wells rather than municipal water systems; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature urges the State Engineer to establish a statewide system for managing and sharing information relating to the use, management and allocation of groundwater resources in this State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature urges each town, municipality, city, county, irrigation district, water purveyor, water district, water authority, water system and water conservancy district in this State to cooperate with the State Engineer in establishing such a system; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature urges local governments in rural areas to encourage development of new businesses and industries which are suitable for the water resources available in those rural areas; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature urges the State Engineer and all cities and counties in this State to which a water right is dedicated upon the creation of a new parcel to cooperate in establishing a procedure for the consolidation of those water rights with a single permit or other appropriate document, and to develop a procedure for including future dedications of water rights in the permit or other document as those dedications occur; and be it further

 


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document, and to develop a procedure for including future dedications of water rights in the permit or other document as those dedications occur; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the State Engineer, the Nevada League of Cities and the Nevada Association of Counties and to the Nevada Water Resources Association for distribution to each town, municipality, city council, board of county commissioners, irrigation district, water purveyor, water district, water authority, water system and water conservancy district in this State.

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FILE NUMBER 66, SCR 28

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Senators Horsford, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Allen; Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 66

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing prominent Filipino-American, public servant and community volunteer Peter Aduja.

 

      Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature mourn the loss of Peter Aduja, prominent Filipino-American, public servant and community volunteer, who had many close ties with Nevada; and

      Whereas, Peter Aduja lived the American dream, brought about by his own dedication and hard work, and became an example to others; and

      Whereas, Born in the Philippines, Peter was 7 years of age when his family migrated to Hawaii, where he watched his father labor in the sugar fields for $1 a day; and

      Whereas, Peter never forgot the hardships and sacrifices his parents made, telling his children that his family “slept on plain wooden boards and cooked over an open flame”; and

      Whereas, After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Peter volunteered for the United States Army in World War II, serving with the First Filipino Infantry Regiment; and

      Whereas, Peter knew the key to a better life was education and, after serving in the Army, used the G.I. Bill to attain his law degree from the Boston University School of Law, allowing him to further pursue his dreams and aspirations; and

      Whereas, Peter became a public servant in many capacities, as a teacher, politician, attorney and district court judge, and became the first person of Filipino ancestry to win a seat in the United States House of Representatives and in the Hawaii State House of Representatives; and

 


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person of Filipino ancestry to win a seat in the United States House of Representatives and in the Hawaii State House of Representatives; and

      Whereas, More than 30 community organizations were beneficiaries of Peter’s energy and social concern, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Salvation Army and Big Brothers of Hawaii; and

      Whereas, Peter is survived by his daughter Melodie Aduja, his son Jay Peter Aduja, and his two grandchildren William and Amber; and

      Whereas, Daughter Melodie called her father her “mentor and backbone” and said that at age 86, he still did 5 miles a day on the stationary bike, swam laps in the pool and was very health conscious, living life to the fullest; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Peter Aduja, a man of many achievements with a lifelong dedication to serving others; and be it further

      Resolved, That Peter will remain a role model to many Americans through his many accomplishments, distinguished civic service and historical leadership; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Peter’s daughter Melodie and his son Jay Peter.

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FILE NUMBER 67, SCR 29

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Gansert; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 67

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing Matthew Cummings as the 2006 Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Child for Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Each year a child is selected from each state in the United States and each province and territory in Canada to bring attention to the 17 million children treated by Children’s Miracle Network hospitals for every disease and injury imaginable; and

      Whereas, Matthew Cummings was chosen as the 2006 Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Child for Nevada; and

      Whereas, The Champions Across America program honors these remarkable children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges, and the selected children act as ambassadors, meeting local and national leaders, and participating in the national television production of the “Children’s Miracle Network Celebration” at Walt Disney World; and

 


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leaders, and participating in the national television production of the “Children’s Miracle Network Celebration” at Walt Disney World; and

      Whereas, When Matthew first became ill at age 3, his family thought that he had the flu, but a few hours later, he was fighting for his life as doctors worked to contain a severe brain hemorrhage; and

      Whereas, Matthew was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in the left frontal lobe of his brain, which caused the hemorrhage, and after brain surgery by Dr. Michael Song at Renown Regional Medical Center, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Matthew fought through every complication that followed and made a remarkable recovery; and

      Whereas, When Matthew returned to school, he was greeted not only by a “welcome back” party, but his classmates were wearing bike helmets to make him feel right at home wearing his protective helmet; and

      Whereas, Matthew, as talkative and adventurous as ever, is enjoying his life watching Power Rangers, racing around on his scooter and playing with his older brother Christopher; 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 recognize Matthew Cummings as the 2006 Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Child for Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That Renown Regional Medical Center selected Matthew for this honor because of the courage, hope and tenacity that he demonstrated during his diagnosis and treatment; and be it further

      Resolved, That in appreciation for all that has been done for millions of children over the years, the residents of Nevada are urged to show their support for the Children’s Miracle Network and the nonprofit children’s hospitals that depend on communities to help fund the vital services they offer to brave children everywhere; and be it further

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

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FILE NUMBER 68, SCR 31

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Senators Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Grady; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 68

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing JohnD Nevers Winters.

 

      Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with sadness the passing of JohnD Nevers Winters, long-time philanthropist, water resources conservation activist and fourth-generation Nevadan, on March 30, 2007, at the age of 97; and

      Whereas, JohnD Nevers Winters was born in Carson City to long-time legislator Ira Winters and his wife Mary Kearney Winters, on May 18, 1909, attended school in the state capital and graduated from the University of Nevada in Reno in 1932; and

      Whereas, After attending the University, he worked for the Nevada State Highway Department in 1932-1933 and was an agent for the Soil Conservation Services of the United States Department of Agriculture before joining the family business, Sanitary Dairy, in Carson City with his parents; and

      Whereas, Following the death of his parents, he ranched in Carson City and Washoe Valley, where his great grandfather John Devers Winters had settled in 1857, later purchased ranches in Dayton Valley in the 1950s, including the Ophir Mill Ranch, and relocated to the Santa Maria Ranch in 1965 after selling the family home just west of the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City; and

      Whereas, JohnD Winters was a noted proponent of water resources conservation, had long been an advocate of water storage on the Carson River, and served on both the Carson-Truckee Water Conservancy District Board of Directors and the California-Nevada Interstate Compact Commission; and

      Whereas, He was a member of the Rotary Club of Carson City from 1945 to 1965, helped establish the Carson-Tahoe Hospital and served as a board member, participated as a rider in the centennial reenactment of the Pony Express in 1960, cochaired the Native Nevadans Committee of the Nevada Centennial in 1964 and was named Grand Marshal of the Nevada Day Parade in 1995; and

      Whereas, JohnD Winters strongly believed in education and recreation and gave land to the Ormsby County School District to build a new high school in the 1950s, donated land to Carson City which was developed into the Eagle Valley Golf Course and the nearby Centennial Park, renamed JohnD Winters Centennial Park in 2006, and served as a Western Nevada Community College advisory board member; now, therefore, be it

 


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JohnD Winters Centennial Park in 2006, and served as a Western Nevada Community College advisory board member; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of JohnD Winters; and be it further

      Resolved, That JohnD Winters be remembered as a pioneer son who shaped the face of western Nevada through his civic engagement and generous donations, and left us a tangible legacy of his faith in the future of the Silver State; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Kay, the loving wife of JohnD Nevers Winters.

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FILE NUMBER 69, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 69

 

SENATE Joint RESOLUTION—Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow the Legislature to establish an intermediate appellate court.

 

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

      This resolution proposes an amendment to the Nevada Constitution to allow the Legislature to establish an intermediate appellate court, known as the court of appeals. If the Legislature establishes the court of appeals, the court must consist of at least three judges. The initial judges will be elected at the first general election after the creation of the court, and each judge will be elected to serve a term of 6 years.

      The court will have appellate jurisdiction in civil cases arising in district court and in criminal cases within the original jurisdiction of the district courts. The Nevada Supreme Court must fix the jurisdiction of the court and provide for the review of appeals decided by the court.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That a new section, designated Section 3A, be added to Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution to read as follows:

       Sec. 3A.  1.  The Legislature may provide by law for the creation of a court of appeals.

       2.  If the Legislature creates a court of appeals pursuant to subsection 1, then:

       (a) 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 any appeal to a panel of three judges for decision.

       (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) and unless the Legislature provides for a term of fewer years pursuant to paragraph (d), 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.

 


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election. The initial judges of the court of appeals must be elected by the qualified electors of this State at the first general election following the creation of the court of appeals.

       (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (b), if, at the time that the Legislature establishes a court of appeals, this Article provides for the appointment of each justice of the Supreme Court and judge of the district court by the Governor, each judge of the court of appeals must be appointed by the Governor in the manner and for the term provided in Section 20 of this Article.

       (d) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (e), if there is an increase in the number of judges of the court of appeals, 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 the terms of all judges of the court of appeals expire at the same time.

       (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (d), if, at the time that there is an increase in the number of judges of the court of appeals, this Article provides for the appointment of each justice of the Supreme Court and judge of the district court by the Governor, each additional judge must be appointed by the Governor in the manner and for the term provided in Section 20 of this Article.

       (f) 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.

And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 1 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       Section 1.  The judicial power of this State [shall be] is vested in a court system, comprising a Supreme Court, a court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, 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.

And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 4 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 4.  1.  The Supreme Court [shall] and the court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, 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. If the Legislature establishes a court of appeals, the Supreme Court shall fix the jurisdiction of the court of appeals and provide for the review, where appropriate, of appeals decided by the court of appeals. The [court shall] Supreme Court and the 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 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] before 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.]

 


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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] before 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 judge of the court of appeals or a district judge [or judges] 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.

And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 7 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 7.  The times of holding the Supreme Court , the court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, 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, if established by the Legislature, 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.

And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 8 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       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.

       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, if established by the Legislature, the district courts [,] and such other courts [,] as the Legislature shall designate [, shall be] are courts of record.

 


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And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 11 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 11.  The justices of the Supreme Court , the judges of the court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, 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] 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.

And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 15 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       [Sec:] Sec. 15.  The justices of the Supreme Court , the judges of the court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, and the 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] A provision must be made by law for setting apart from each year’s revenue a sufficient amount of money [,] to pay such compensation.

And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 20 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution 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 the court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, 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 term of office of any justice or judge so appointed expires on the first Monday of January following the next general election.

       3.  Each nomination for the Supreme Court [shall] or the court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, 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;

       (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 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.

Ê No member of the permanent Commission may be a member of [a] the 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.

[Ê 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.]

And be it further

      Resolved, That Section 21 of Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to read as follows:

       Sec. 21.  1.  A justice of the Supreme Court, a judge of the court of appeals, if established by the Legislature, 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.

Ê The Commission shall elect a Chairman from among its three lay members.

       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.

 


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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. 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.

 


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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 Nevada Constitution 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, if established by the Legislature, 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] 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] 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 Nevada Constitution 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, if established by the Legislature, as it may deem expedient . [; and all] All laws and judicial decisions [shall] must be free for publication by any person . [; provided, that no] 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 70, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Assemblymen Atkinson, Buckley, Horne, Allen, Oceguera, Anderson, Arberry, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Nolan; Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

FILE NUMBER 70

 

Assembly Joint RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act of 2005.

 

      Whereas, In May 2005, the United States Congress enacted the REAL ID Act of 2005 as part of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005, Public Law 109-13, which was signed by President George W. Bush on May 11, 2005, and which becomes fully effective on May 11, 2008; and

      Whereas, Use of the federal minimum standards for state driver’s licenses and state identification cards will be necessary for any type of federally regulated activity for which an identification card must be displayed; and

      Whereas, The United States Department of Homeland Security, to date, has failed to promulgate rules for the implementation of the REAL ID Act; and

      Whereas, The mandate to the states, through federal legislation, provides no funding for its requirements; and

      Whereas, The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the National Governors’ Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures have estimated that the cost to the states to implement the REAL ID Act will be more than $11 billion over 5 years; and

      Whereas, The implementation of the REAL ID Act would cost Nevada taxpayers approximately $30 million during Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2008; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada would incur additional expenditures associated with the implementation of the national identification card through machine readable technology, increased training of Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles employees and increased Department of Motor Vehicles employee work hours; and

      Whereas, Nevada’s compliance with the provisions of the REAL ID Act will require that, over the course of 4 years, an estimated 2 million Nevadans will be subjected to the unnecessary inconvenience of obtaining a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card in person at offices of Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is committed to increased security and unimpeachable integrity of driver’s licenses and identification cards within the State and the United States; and

 


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      Whereas, The State of Nevada is also committed to compliance with the REAL ID Act, should appropriate rules be adopted and federal funding be provided for implementation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the State of Nevada urges Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act portion of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005; 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 United States 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 71, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

 

FILE NUMBER 71

 

Senate RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of an additional attache for the Senate.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Shirley Parks is elected as an additional attache of the Senate for the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

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FILE NUMBER 72, AR 14

Assembly Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 72

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Commending 2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honoree Mollie Singer.

 

      Whereas, Mollie Singer, a senior at Nevada State High School in Henderson, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, which honors young people across the nation for outstanding volunteerism; and

      Whereas, At 18 years of age, Mollie has accomplished more than many people do in a lifetime, by helping to raise more than $100,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through her work with Walk to Cure Diabetes, forming “Mollie’s Mafia” as her walk team, selecting a theme and logo, recruiting and training participants and organizing other special events to collect money for medical research; and

 


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logo, recruiting and training participants and organizing other special events to collect money for medical research; and

      Whereas, Since being diagnosed with diabetes at 4 years of age, Mollie has testified before a United States Senate subcommittee, met with President George W. Bush, appeared on Good Morning America, produced a video diary, appeared in public service announcements and coauthored a booklet entitled The Road to a Cure, to bring attention to the need for research and education concerning this serious disease; and

      Whereas, Mollie credits her twin sister Jackie with motivating her to help others by showing her such compassion and caring, calling Jackie “my hero,” and they have formed a formidable team in the battle to find a cure for diabetes; and

      Whereas, Starting with their classmates, Mollie and Jackie formed a support group named “Diabetic Angels,” which educates children about diabetes and prepares them to be guardian angels for people with the disease, and as a result of using the Internet for promotion, there are now more than 20 Diabetic Angels clubs around the country, as well as in Australia and Israel; and

      Whereas, Mollie has also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serving others; and

      Whereas, According to Mollie, “Volunteering is a gift you give yourself, as well as others,” an inspiring philosophy; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the 74th Nevada Legislature congratulate Mollie Singer for receiving the prestigious 2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and commend her for her efforts to raise money for research and to educate people about diabetes; and be it further

      Resolved, That Mollie is an example of what the youth of our State and our country can do if they live their lives with compassion and dedication to others; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Mollie Singer.

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FILE NUMBER 73, AR 15

Assembly Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen Buckley, Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 73

 

Assembly RESOLUTION—Congratulating Laurie Richardson for her recognition as the 2006 National Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc.

 

      Whereas, Laurie Richardson of Henderson is the proud mother of seven children, more than half of whom were adopted, and she has nurtured countless other children during the 29 years she welcomed children into her home as a foster parent; and

      Whereas, Laurie began her advocacy work assisting foster children in the courts of California, saying later that letting her foster license lapse after 29 years was “like going to my own funeral”; and

      Whereas, In August 1994, the Richardson family moved to Nevada where Laurie continued to advocate for children in a new setting, the public schools; and

      Whereas, After working with the Clark County School District to secure appropriate services for her adopted son, who had learning disabilities and was nonverbal, Laurie began assisting other parents of special needs children as a parent-guardian mentor for the Clark County School District’s Friends of Special Education program; and

      Whereas, Laurie continues to advocate for this growing population of children in her role at Clark County Legal Services where she works with children and their parents to understand certain entitlements under federal law and to secure special services through the Clark County School District; and

      Whereas, In her role as a mother, Laurie believes that positive feedback is an important part of parenting and that “by focusing on things children do right, it helps to foster positive attitudes” and leads to positive parenting; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the Assembly of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby congratulate Laurie Richardson for being recognized as the 2006 National Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc., and the first national winner from Nevada since the award presentations began in 1935; and be it further

      Resolved, That Laurie Richardson is hereby commended for being a dedicated mother, a devoted grandmother, a true friend and a remarkable person whose work continues to improve children’s lives; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Laurie Richardson.

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FILE NUMBER 74, SCR 32

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32–Senators Cegavske, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Munford; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 74

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Recognizing the value and importance of music and other arts education programs in the public schools and encouraging the expansion of those programs.

 

      Whereas, The Education Commission of the States’ report on The Arts in Education found that substantial arts education programs in the public schools provide significant benefits to pupils and to the community; and

      Whereas, The provision of music and other arts education programs engages pupils, stimulates the school setting and improves the quality of the school environment; and

      Whereas, The benefits of music and other arts education programs for pupils in the public schools include improved performance in reading and mathematics, improved performance on standardized tests, enhanced abilities for creative thinking, improved social skills and improved engagement and self-motivation; and

      Whereas, Research has shown that music has a positive effect on spatial-temporal reasoning, social and emotional development and behavioral objectives, and that even passive listening to music enhances cognitive development and brain function; and

      Whereas, The positive effects of music and other arts education programs that emanate from the school environment expand to society in general because pupils learn skills in how to engage in positive and meaningful communication and interaction with others; and

      Whereas, Nevada law requires arts education for all pupils in kindergarten through grade 6 and offers arts elective courses for pupils in grades 7 through 12; and

      Whereas, The school districts in Nevada that provide substantial music and other arts education programs should be commended and encouraged to continue and expand such programs; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby recognize the importance of music and other arts education programs in the public schools and the need to encourage the development, enhancement and expansion of those programs; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby recognize the vital need for Nevada’s public school pupils to be exposed to music and other arts education programs because the benefits to those pupils and to society in general is significant; and be it further

 


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to be exposed to music and other arts education programs because the benefits to those pupils and to society in general is significant; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the superintendent of each school district and the president of the board of trustees of each school district.

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FILE NUMBER 75, SCR 33

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Gansert; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 75

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Congratulating Tad Dunbar on his long and illustrious broadcasting career and for his public service.

 

      Whereas, Tad Dunbar has been an important part of the KOLO-TV news team for more than 35 years and has been a broadcaster for 48 years; and

      Whereas, Tad began his career at the young age of 15 as a disc jockey for a small radio station in Palestine, Texas, and worked his way through high school and college by reading the news, thereby honing his journalistic skills; and

      Whereas, In 1963, Tad took the first of many television jobs in Texas, working at KPAR in Abilene, KMID in Midland, KGNS in Laredo and KIII in Corpus Christi; and

      Whereas, Tad was influenced to make the change from disc jockey to newscaster by the Kennedy assassination; and

      Whereas, In September of 1969, Tad moved to Reno and assumed the duties of News Director and anchorman for News Channel 8 and, aside from a short stint as Press Relations Manager for Harrah’s, Tad has been at KOLO ever since; and

      Whereas, Tad has worn many hats at News Channel 8, including assignment editor, photographer, film editor, writer and producer, and one of his most interesting assignments has been appearing in the series “Tad & Tyson’s Excellent Adventure,” which began as a story on the water shortage in Las Vegas and grew into the concept of driving down U.S. Highway No. 95 with John Tyson, doing colorful stories of interest to Nevadans along the way; and

 


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      Whereas, According to John Tyson, “Being on the road with Tad Dunbar is the most fun you can have at our age,” and they “both have a deep and abiding respect for that indelible pioneering spirit that makes our Nevada unique”; and

      Whereas, Among Tad’s most memorable stories are the fire that occurred in the studio at KOLO during a newscast and the Priscilla Ford trial; and

      Whereas, When not anchoring for News Channel 8, Tad and his wife Minda love gourmet cooking, fine wine, sports and spending time with their children and grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Nevada Legislature congratulate Tad Dunbar on his long and illustrious career in broadcasting; and be it further

      Resolved, That Tad is also recognized for his public service through his support of various nonprofit organizations throughout the Truckee Meadows and for his involvement with Sheep Dip, an annual fundraiser which benefits various charitable causes; and be it further

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

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FILE NUMBER 76, SCR 34

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Senators Cegavske, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Arberry; Allen, Anderson, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 76

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman Vincent Lovell Triggs.

 

      Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature are saddened to learn of the loss of one of their own, former Assemblyman Vincent Lovell Triggs; and

      Whereas, After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in education from California State University, Hayward, Vincent Triggs moved to Las Vegas in 1975 to teach severely developmentally disabled and emotionally disturbed children, eventually developing a private group home to care for them; and

      Whereas, According to his wife, Jonna Triggs, Vincent’s devotion to helping others began at an early age when one of his eight younger siblings had been mislabeled retarded because he couldn’t read and Vincent patiently helped his little brother learn that skill; and

 


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had been mislabeled retarded because he couldn’t read and Vincent patiently helped his little brother learn that skill; and

      Whereas, Vincent founded the Nevada Association for the Handicapped in 1981, which became Easter Seals Southern Nevada in 2004, and served as the Executive Director of the Association for 23 years; and

      Whereas, For more than a quarter of a century, Vincent was considered the voice of the disabled for this State and spent his career fighting for measures to improve the quality of life for the disabled, such as more parking, accessible entrances to public buildings, opportunities for independent living, and better employment and housing; and

      Whereas, Serving in the Assembly in the 1987 and 1989 legislative sessions, Vincent Triggs was the champion for many of the social issues in which he believed and was instrumental in creating the Commission on Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, Enforcement and Treatment and the Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Services; and

      Whereas, When Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman took office in 1999, Vincent served in his “Kitchen Cabinet” of minority advisers as the representative of the disabled community; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Nevada Legislature offer their condolences to the family and friends of Vincent Triggs; and be it further

      Resolved, That Vincent is survived by his wife Jonna, his daughter Courtney, and four brothers and two sisters; and be it further

      Resolved, That Vincent Triggs will be remembered as a committed humanitarian who believed that all individuals deserved equal and fair treatment and as a man who fought with passion for those beliefs; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Vincent’s beloved wife of 27 years, Jonna, and his treasured daughter, Courtney.

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FILE NUMBER 77, SCR 35

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Senators Horsford, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parnell; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 77

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Honoring John Snyder upon his selection for induction into The National Teachers Hall of Fame.

 

      Whereas, The National Teachers Hall of Fame was founded in Emporia, Kansas, in 1989 to honor our nation’s most important profession through a recognition program and a museum and resource center, and each year since 1992, outstanding elementary and secondary teachers throughout the country have been inducted into the Hall of Fame; and

      Whereas, This summer, one of Nevada’s most distinguished teachers, John Snyder, who teaches computer science at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, will join four other select educators from across the nation as they are honored with the distinction of being among the best teachers in America through induction into the Hall of Fame; and

      Whereas, John Snyder is no stranger to such recognition, as he has been the recipient of numerous awards during his 36-year career, including the Get Excited About Education grant from Citibank in 2006, the Chasing Rainbows Award in 2003, the Technology Teacher of the Year in 1995 from Technology & Learning magazine, the Milken National Educator Award in 1992, the designation as Nevada Teacher of the Year for 1989-1990 and the national Innovative Teaching Award from BusinessWeek magazine; and

      Whereas, John Snyder’s philosophy of education is to encourage students to learn with confidence and develop their skills by asking questions instead of listening to lectures; and

      Whereas, One of the techniques John employs that makes him so effective in the classroom is his design of lessons that provide his students with the ability to assess accurately any situation they may encounter, the tools to resolve the situation successfully, and the pride and confidence to do so with excellence; and

      Whereas, This dedicated teacher has spent many summer breaks working for private industry to stay current with technology innovations and to ensure that he employs the most up-to-date procedures and technology in the classroom; and

      Whereas, The combination of his patience, selflessness and enthusiasm and the personal attention he gives to his students truly makes John Snyder worthy of the honors bestowed upon him, according to his students and the Academy’s Principal, in addition to the entities that have honored him throughout his career; 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 74th Nevada Legislature hereby, with great pride, honor John Snyder upon his selection as the first Nevada teacher to be inducted into The National Teachers Hall of Fame; and be it further

      Resolved, That John Snyder’s devotion to students and dedication to teaching serve as an inspiration to all those with whom he comes into contact; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to John Snyder and to his Principal at Advanced Technologies Academy, Karen Diamond.

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FILE NUMBER 78, SCR 36

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Senators Rhoads, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Cegavske, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Claborn; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Mabey, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 78

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Commending the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for its distinguished 50-year history of service.

 

      Whereas, In 1957, the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources was created by statute and, through the State Forester Firewarden, is required to supervise or coordinate all forestry and watershed work on state and privately owned lands, including fire control, while working with federal agencies, private associations, counties, towns, cities and natural persons; and

      Whereas, The growth and development of the Division during the 50 years since its inception reflects the professionalism of the employees of the Division and the dedication of those employees to the mission of the Division; and

      Whereas, The occurrence of numerous wildfires has adversely affected the natural resources, environmental quality, wildlife, tourism, economy and social well-being of the entire State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The Division has a long history of providing exceptional services relating to the suppression and prevention of wildfires, and education and comprehensive emergency response services concerning wildfires; and

      Whereas, The Division has provided technical assistance to many private landowners in the State of Nevada, resulting in the treatment of thousands of acres of land for insects and disease, the thinning of that land for healthier forests and the reduction of combustible materials which are available as fuel for wildfires; and

 


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thousands of acres of land for insects and disease, the thinning of that land for healthier forests and the reduction of combustible materials which are available as fuel for wildfires; and

      Whereas, To serve as a reminder of the valuable contributions that the Division has made to the State of Nevada and of the vital natural resources available to and the quality of life of all Nevadans, many activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Division will occur throughout the calendar year 2007, beginning with the Annual Arbor Day Celebration on April 27, 2007, in the cities of Carson City, Elko and Las Vegas, Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby commends the Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for its distinguished 50-year history of service to the State of Nevada and for the protection by the Division of the natural resources of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the best wishes of the Nevada Legislature for the continued success of the Division for the next 50 years are hereby extended to the Division; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the State Forester Firewarden and to each employee of the Division.

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FILE NUMBER 79, SCR 37

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Senators Cegavske, Amodei, Beers, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Hardy, Heck, Horsford, Lee, Mathews, McGinness, Nolan, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Titus, Townsend, Washington, Wiener and Woodhouse

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Mabey; Allen, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Beers, Bobzien, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Cobb, Conklin, Denis, Gansert, Gerhardt, Goedhart, Goicoechea, Grady, Hardy, Hogan, Horne, Kihuen, Kirkpatrick, Koivisto, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Munford, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Pierce, Segerblom, Settelmeyer, Smith, Stewart, Weber and Womack

 

FILE NUMBER 79

 

Senate Concurrent RESOLUTION—Designating June as Hemophilia Awareness Month.

 

      Whereas, Approximately 20,000 persons in the United States and an estimated 200 Nevada residents are living with hemophilia; and

      Whereas, Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder that affects predominantly males, at a ratio of 5,500 to 1, with about 400 babies born each year with this disease; and

      Whereas, A person may also develop an antibody against their own clotting factor, known as an acquired factor inhibitor, resulting in an increased tendency to bleed; and

 


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      Whereas, When most people have an injury or surgery, their blood clots to keep them from losing too much blood, but because hemophiliacs have a low level of or are missing the clotting factor in their blood, they bleed for a longer time than others; and

      Whereas, Internal bleeding is common in people with severe hemophilia, and bleeding may occur even when there is no injury, most often in the joints, causing severe joint damage, disabling arthritis, neurological damage, damage to other organs and, in rare cases, death; and

      Whereas, What would be a simple bump on the head for most people could cause bleeding in the brain for a hemophiliac, requiring emergency treatment; and

      Whereas, Hemophiliacs and their families must learn to recognize signs of bleeding as soon as possible because a delay in treatment can cause further damage; and

      Whereas, People with severe cases of hemophilia may limit their activities to reduce the chance of injury, which means many children with hemophilia are not able to participate in sports and other activities with their friends; and

      Whereas, A nationwide network of hemophilia treatment centers, such as the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Las Vegas, are funded by the Federal Government and provide treatment, education and support for hemophiliacs, and patients treated in these centers have fewer bleeding complications than those treated elsewhere; and

      Whereas, There is no cure for hemophilia, and it is a lifelong condition that some, but not all, persons can control with replacement therapy by receiving regular infusions or injections of the deficient clotting factor directly into the bloodstream, allowing them to live longer and more fulfilled lives; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 74th Nevada Legislature recognize the seriousness of hemophilia and designate June as Hemophilia Awareness Month to educate people about the importance of finding effective treatment and a cure for this disease; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Hemophilia Foundation of Nevada and to the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Las Vegas.

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