[Rev. 11/22/2013 3:21:08 PM--2013]

LAKE TAHOE BASIN ACT OF MAY 24, 1999

Chapter 212, Statutes of Nevada 1999

AN ACT relating to the Lake Tahoe Basin; authorizing Douglas County to enter into certain contracts and agreements relating to the creation and operation of a nonprofit organization to operate a transit system in the Lake Tahoe Basin; exempting Douglas County from the Local Government Purchasing Act for the purposes of entering into such contracts and agreements; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

[Approved: May 24, 1999]

(Leadlines for sections have been supplied by the Legislative Counsel of the State of Nevada)

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

      Section 1.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, because of the unique and special conditions of the Lake Tahoe Basin, certain exemptions are necessary to allow Douglas County to make arrangements with and to enter into an agreement with other public and private entities for the creation and operation of a nonprofit organization to own, operate and maintain a coordinated transit system in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Legislature further finds and declares that:

      1.  The Lake Tahoe Basin exhibits unique environmental and ecological conditions that are irreplaceable.

      2.  The increasing development of the region is threatening the quality of the water and air in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

      3.  The operation of a coordinated transit system in the Lake Tahoe Basin will contribute to a reduction in the degradation of the quality of water and air in the Basin.

      4.  Douglas County and other public and private entities in the Lake Tahoe Basin desire to own, operate and maintain a coordinated transit system through the creation and operation of a nonprofit organization.

      5.  The nonprofit organization will be created through a cooperative agreement in which Douglas County will participate as a member.

      6.  A special act is necessary to provide participation in the cooperative agreement creating the nonprofit organization, and that a general law cannot be made applicable because of the need for cooperation between public and private entities and the requirements for the preservation of the quality of water and air that are unique to the Lake Tahoe Basin.

      (Ch. 212, Stats. 1999 p. 968)

      Sec. 2.  Douglas County: Entry into certain contracts and agreements relating to creation and operation of nonprofit organization to operate coordinated transit system; exemption from Local Government Purchasing Act.

      1.  Douglas County may enter into contracts and agreements with public and private entities for the purposes of creating, operating and dissolving a nonprofit organization to own, operate and maintain a coordinated transit system in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

      2.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Douglas County is exempt from the provisions of chapter 332 of NRS for the purposes of entering into contracts and agreements pursuant to subsection 1.

      (Ch. 212, Stats. 1999 p. 969)