Name of Organization: Legislative Commissionís Subcommittee to Study the Statutory Limitation on Damages that may be Awarded to a Person in a Tort Action Against the State of Nevada, its Political Subdivisions or Certain Other Persons (A.C.R. 46)

Date and Time of Meeting: Wednesday, October 20, 1999

9:30 a.m.

Place of Meeting: Legislative Building

Room 1214

401 South Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada

Note: Some members of the committee may be attending the meeting and other persons may observe the meeting and provide testimony, through a simultaneous video conference conducted at the following location:

Grant Sawyer State Office Building

Room 4412

555 East Washington Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada



I. Opening Remarks and Introductions

Assemblyman Bernie Anderson, Chairman

*II. Background Briefing

Risa B. Lang, Principal Deputy Legislative Counsel, Legislative Counsel Bureau

Scott Young, Principal Research Analyst, Legislative Counsel Bureau



*III. Presentation Regarding Statutory Limitation on Tort Suits Against Public Entities From a Plaintiffís Perspective

J. R. Crockett, Jr., Representative of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association

*IV. Presentation on Issues and Concerns Regarding Tort Lawsuits Against the State of Nevada and its Agencies

P. Mark Gahn, Solicitor General, Attorney Generalís Office

*V. Presentation on the Impact of Tort Lawsuits Against Counties

Madelyn Shipman, Representative of the Nevada Association of Counties

*VI. Presentation on Tort Lawsuits From the Perspective of Nevada Cities

Shauna Hughes, Representative of the Nevada League of Cities

VII. Public Testimony

VIII. Adjournment

*Denotes items on which the committee may take action.



Note: We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend the meeting. If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Research Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, in writing, at the Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4747, or call Roxanne Duer, at 687-6825, as soon as possible.



Notice of this meeting was posted in the following Carson City, Nevada, locations: Blasdel Building, 209 East Musser Street; Capitol Press Corps, Basement, Capitol Building; City Hall, 201 North Carson Street; Legislative Building, Room 1214, 401 South Carson Street; and Nevada State Library, 100 Stewart Street. Notice of this meeting was faxed for posting to the following Las Vegas, Nevada, locations:  Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 East Washington Avenue; and Clark County Office, 500 South Grand Central Parkway.