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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 499κ

 

RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

 

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NUMBER 1, ACR 1

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Joint Committee of Agriculture and Livestock]

 

No. 1–Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Whereas, Nevada now is confronted with the question of whether the forage and stockwater values of her public range lands shall be taken, through increased grazing fees, for direct enrichment of the federal treasury or whether these natural resource values shall remain on hand to support her stockraising land settlement (an economic operation of which is otherwise impossible) and the business, social, and tax structures of her local communities which are largely dependent upon the stockraising industry; and

      Whereas, The Senate committee on public land of the Congress of the United States, through a subcommittee is now investigating the issues involved in a settlement of this problem, with hearings scheduled for various points where all interests concerned may appear and testify; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That a committee be appointed by the speaker of the assembly of the State of Nevada and the president of the senate of the State of Nevada consisting of one senator and one assemblyman to represent this legislative body at the hearing to be held on this subject at Ely, Nevada, February 1-3, 1945, the necessary travel and subsistence expenses of said committee to be reimbursed form the general fund of the State of Nevada; be it further

      Resolved, That the said committee shall present to the senate public lands subcommittee at the said hearing the stand of this legislative body as definitely opposed to the increased grazing fee policy being proposed by the grazing service and insisting that the same is directly contrary to the intent of Congress in its enactment of the Taylor act to the effect that the said forage and water resource values should not be taken away from the local economies concerned for purposes of direct revenue to the federal treasury; be it further

      Resolved, That our governor, as chairman of our state range commission, hereby is urged to appear in behalf of Nevada interests as a whole at said subcommittee hearing in opposition to said increased grazing fee policy; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent all members of the Nevada congressional delegation, to the chairman of the senate committee on public lands, and the Hon.

 

 

 

 

 

Possibility of increased grazing fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee to be present at hearing to be held in Ely, Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor requested to be present

 

Who to receive copies of resolution


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 500 (File Number 1, ACR 1)κ

 

 

of the senate committee on public lands, and the Hon. Harold L. Ickes, secretary of interior.

 

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NUMBER 2, AJR 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy of selective service boards concerning agriculture and livestock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture and livestock raising regarded as critical industries

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 3–Joint Committees on Agriculture and Livestock]

 

No. 2–Assembly Joint Resolution, memorializing Congress and the national selective service board to delay the induction into the military forces of the United States of registrants actually engaged in the agricultural and livestock industries, and to declare these to be critical industries.

 

      Whereas, It has heretofore been the policy of the national selective service board to permit local selective service boards, upon the recommendation of the local United States department of agriculture county war boards, to defer the induction of registrants actually engaged in agriculture and livestock raising; and

      Whereas, In answer to the need of the military forces and essential and critical industry for additional man power the local selective service boards have been directed by the national selective service board to reexamine and reclassify all deferred registrants to the end that all physically fit persons under twenty-six years of age be inducted into the military forces, and that all persons both under and over the age of twenty-six years not physically fit for military service be forced into essential and critical industry; and

      Whereas, An indiscriminate reclassification of registrants will remove many thousands of men now engaged in agriculture and the raising of livestock from these industries; and

      Whereas, The growing and production of food is even more essential to military success than the production of armament, agricultural and livestock raising are not only essential industries but are critical industries, the impairment of which will be immediately reflected in the national war effort; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Congress of the United States, through proper legislation, and the national selective service board of the United States, through proper rules, regulations, and directives, immediately take such steps as may be necessary to classify agriculture and livestock raising as critical industries, and to reinstate and continue the policy, heretofore in force, of deferring the induction of registrants engaged therein into the military forces and/or compelling them to enter into other so-called essential and critical industries; and be it further


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 501 (File Number 2, AJR 3)κ

 

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to the representatives of the State of Nevada in Congress, namely, Senator P. A. McCarran, Senator James G. Scrugham, and Representative Berkeley L. Bunker.

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 3, ACR 5

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Messrs. Covington and Boak]

 

No. 3–Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada are justly proud of those men and women of our state who are in the armed services and of those who have given their lives that peace may reign and that justice will prevail, and they are contributing their goods and their labor to the war effort; and

      Whereas, The members of the forty-second legislature express their appreciation and their pride in the military services rendered by the endurance and endeavor of the former members of Nevada state legislatures: C. D. Baker, Virgil Bernard, William J. Cashill, LeRoy F. David, Denver Dickerson, Amos H. Dow, David E. Giroux, Clifford A. Jones, Harold G. Kispert, E. Frandsen Loomis, Duane Mack, M. E. McCuistion, Don McGuirk, Warren Monroe, John W. Oldham, Berton Smith, Milo Taber, Jerry Thompson, C. B. Tapscott; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the forty-second session of the legislature expresses its appreciation of, pride in, and the best wishes to the former members of the state legislatures who are in the armed services and who are now engaged in the urgent and vital task of winning the war and securing the peace, and further express the hope for an early and successful conclusion of the present struggle, and for the return to our state and to positions of responsibility and leadership of C. D. Baker, Virgil Bernard, William J. Cashill, LeRoy F. David, Denver Dickerson, Amos H. Dow, David E. Giroux, Clifford A Jones, Harold G. Kispert, E. Frandsen Loomis, Duane Mack, M. E. McCuistion, Don McGuirk, Warren Monroe, John W. Oldham, Berton Smith, Milo Taber, Jerry Thompson, and C. B. Tapscott; and be it further

      Resolved, That the presiding officers of the assembly and the senate be instructed to properly certify this resolution, and that copies be sent to each of the former members in the armed forces and to their closest relative, and that a copy be sent to each newspaper in this state with request for its publication.

 

 

 

 

Legislative members of armed service recognized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appreciation of forty-second session extended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 502κ

NUMBER 4, ACR 4

 

 

 

 

Request for return of A. B. 10

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Mr. Strosnider]

 

No. 4–Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly, That the senate be requested to return to the assembly, for further consideration, assembly bill No. 10.

 

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NUMBER 5, ACR 7

 

 

 

 

Request for return of A. B. 26

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Mr. Munk]

 

No. 5–Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada be, and he is hereby, requested to return to the assembly, for the purpose of correcting the title thereof, assembly bill No. 26.

 

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NUMBER 6, ACR 8

 

 

 

 

Request for return of A. B. 36

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Mr. McElroy]

 

No. 6–Assembly Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada be, and he is hereby requested, to return to the assembly, for the purpose of correcting the title thereof, assembly bill No. 36.

 

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NUMBER 7, ACR 9

 

 

 

 

 

Sale of government bonds in Nevada

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Mr. Fairchild]

 

No. 7–Assembly Concurrent Resolution, commending the patriotism and industry of Nevada citizens in sales of government war bonds.

 

      Whereas, The war finance committee for the State of Nevada has, through effective organization, sold to the citizens of our state more than forty million dollars in government bonds of which thirty millions are of series E, known as the “Peoples Bond”;

      Whereas, This outstanding achievement has been accomplished through the unselfish services of thousands of citizens serving on volunteer committees, under the effective leadership of a state chairman and a county chairman in every county; and

      Whereas, The impressive total of war bond sales represents a definite reserve for the future security and prosperity of the citizens of our state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved, That the forty-second legislative session of the State of Nevada in session assembled does hereby recognize this splendid contribution to the mutual welfare of our individual citizens and the economic stability and business interests of our state as a commendable demonstration of thrift on the part of our people, a profound contribution to the war effort, and an outstanding example of patriotic service; and be it further

 


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 503 (File Number 7, ACR 9)κ

 

this splendid contribution to the mutual welfare of our individual citizens and the economic stability and business interests of our state as a commendable demonstration of thrift on the part of our people, a profound contribution to the war effort, and an outstanding example of patriotic service; and be it further

      Resolved, That the continued sale of war bonds to our individual citizens can serve to express our loyalty and devotion to our fighting sons and daughters on the far-flung battle fronts.

Action of residents commended

 

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NUMBER 8, AJR 10

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10–Mr. Carlson]

 

No. 8–Assembly Joint Resolution, memorializing the Congress of the United States to amend the social security act to permit old-age pensioners to earn wages without penalty.

 

[Approved February 28, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The American people are engaged in a war which has utilized the services of younger men and women throughout the entire nation; and

      Whereas, Because of this condition an acute labor shortage has developed to such an extent that it has become the No. 1 problem of our government; and

      Whereas, Many old-age pensioners are able to perform many types of work that would relieve the labor situation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States be, and it is hereby, memorialized to amend the present restrictions in the social security act to the end that any person who receives or is eligible to receive old-age assistance shall be permitted to do and perform odd jobs of labor, caretaking, and similar classes of casual work not in the general course of a trade or business, at such rates of pay commensurate with their abilities to perform the same, but in any event, in an amount not to exceed twenty-five ($25) dollars in any one month without being penalized therefor; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this joint resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the president of the United States, to the vice president of the United States, to the speaker of the house of representatives, to our congressional representatives in the Congress of the United States, and to the presiding officers of each state legislature now in session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labor conditions considered acute

 

 

 

 

Congress memorialized to allow old-age pensioners to perform light labor

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 504κ

NUMBER 9, AJR 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contemplation of raise in grazing fees of 300 percent

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 8–Mr. Miller]

 

No. 9–Assembly Joint Resolution.

 

[Approved February 28, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The Taylor grazing act specifies that the grazing fees required to be paid under its provisions are to be reasonable; and

      Whereas, When the said act was before the Congress in 1934, the matter of the reasonableness of the said fees, as to their economic effect upon the enterprises of the stockraising settlers and the business and tax structures of the local communities concerned, was brought up by members of the senate public lands committee with officials of the interior department and, to secure support of the senate committee in enactment of the said act, assurances were given the said committee by the interior department officials that:

      Their intention under the act was that of maintaining and upbuilding the public ranges for the benefit of the local interests consisting of the stockraising settlers and states concerned.

      They had no intention at all of depriving the settlers of rights derived either under state laws or by customary usage or of using the said act to exploit the grazing values of the ranges for revenue-producing purposes and, instead, intended only that the fees to be charged should pay for the costs of administering these values, and nothing more; and

      Whereas, In 1941 a grazing fee study made by the grazing service and contemplating an increase in the existing fees, of some 300%, was set aside after a series of hearings, at the request of the representatives of the stockraising settlers, with a definite promise by the grazing service to defer any steps looking to increased fees pending the end of the war when opportunity could be had to determine what post-war economic readjustments might then have to be undergone by the range stockraising industry; and

      Whereas, Despite both the said assurances by the department of interior officials that only a cost of administration fee was intended and the promise of the grazing service officials that the matter of increased fees would be deferred for the duration, the grazing service recently has announced its intention of increasing the fees, effective for 1945, by approximately 300%, attempting to justify such increase, not on the cost of grazing administration but, instead, upon the value of the range, and without any consideration whatever of the economic effect upon either the enterprises of the stockraising settlers or the business and tax structures of the local communities concerned; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That unless the officials of the department of the interior and the grazing service speedily and forthwith show a proper disposition to conform with and carry out the said assurances and promises in connection with their administration of the Taylor grazing act, the said act should be repealed, at least insofar as its application to the public lands in Nevada is concerned, and that until the question of how much the stockraising settlers are to be required and how much they can afford to pay for range administration is decided, that no further increases in grazing service appropriations be granted, and we hereby memorialize the Congress of the United States and its committees concerned to take the steps necessary to these ends; and be it further

 


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 505 (File Number 9, AJR 8)κ

 

Nevada, jointly, That unless the officials of the department of the interior and the grazing service speedily and forthwith show a proper disposition to conform with and carry out the said assurances and promises in connection with their administration of the Taylor grazing act, the said act should be repealed, at least insofar as its application to the public lands in Nevada is concerned, and that until the question of how much the stockraising settlers are to be required and how much they can afford to pay for range administration is decided, that no further increases in grazing service appropriations be granted, and we hereby memorialize the Congress of the United States and its committees concerned to take the steps necessary to these ends; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be sent to each of the members of the Nevada congressional delegation, to the governors of each public-land state, to the chairman of the senate public lands committee, to the chairman of the house subcommittee on interior department appropriations, to the secretary of interior, and to the director, U. S. grazing service.

Recommendations concerning act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 10, AJR 7 of the Forty-first Session

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 7 of the Forty-first Session–Washoe County Delegation]

 

No. 10–Assembly Joint Resolution, proposing an amendment to section 11 of article XV of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, That section 11 of article XV of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 11.  The tenure of any office not herein provided for may be declared by law, or, when not so declared, such office shall be held during the pleasure of the authority making the appointment, but the legislature shall not create any office the tenure of which shall be longer than four (4) years, except as herein otherwise provided in this constitution. In the case of any officer or employee of any municipality governed under a legally adopted charter, the provisions of such charter with reference to the tenure of office or the dismissal from office of any such officer or employee shall control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment to state constitution

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 506κ

NUMBER 11, AJR 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

California requested to cede territory to Nevada

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1–Mr. Crawford]

 

No. 11–Assembly Joint Resolution, to the California legislature of 1945, asking the State of California to cede the territory east of the summit of the Sierras to Nevada, by a plebiscite of the residents of that area.

 

      Whereas, The boundary line between California and Nevada was established at the summit of the Sierras by Congress, March 2, 1861; and

      Whereas, The California legislature established the present boundary that has been the subject of dispute between the two states for eighty years, even to the point of bloodshed in the “boundary war” in old Roop County, Nevada; and

      Whereas, Several delegations have gone to Sacramento to try to have the boundary put back where Congress originally put it in 1861, namely, in 1874, 1877, 1889, 1915; and

      Whereas, Several petitions have been circulated by the residents of the disputed territory that they become a part of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Certain county areas in California send their children to school in Nevada, having no high schools of their own; and

      Whereas, The Nevada legislature of 1871 passed a resolution memorializing the California legislature to cede back to Nevada, lands east of the summit of the Sierras; and

      Whereas, Residents and voters of the State of California living on the east side of the summit of the Sierras resent their being subject to the same quarantine inspection as out-of-state residents when passing through the so-called “Bug Stations”; and

      Whereas, Several thousand California residents, cut off from their state, geographically, spend their leisure time largely in Nevada; do their shopping largely in Nevada, and feel that they belong to Nevada; and

      Whereas, The eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas is the natural watershed of the State of Nevada and problems arising from the use of the waters therefrom are the particular problems of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The recent attempted creation of a 49th State of Jefferson indicated unrest and discontent over present boundaries; and

      Whereas, Manifest and great injustice is generally done by the adoption of artificial instead of natural division lines between states, especially when the latter are well defined, as in case of a river, or a mountain range; and

      Whereas, So much of the State of California as lies east of the summit of the Sierra Nevada mountains belongs, as it were, naturally to the State of Nevada, and the people inhabiting such territory are accustomed to the transaction of their business abroad chiefly in this state, and would, therefore, be better accommodated if such territory were annexed by cession to this state; and

 


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 507 (File Number 11, AJR 1)κ

 

of their business abroad chiefly in this state, and would, therefore, be better accommodated if such territory were annexed by cession to this state; and

      Whereas, The Act of Congress of March 2, 1861, U. S. Statutes at Large 209-210, organizing the Territory of Nevada, provides that the boundary line between Nevada and California may be established by the legislature of the latter state on the ridge separating the waters of Carson Valley from those which flow into the Pacific ocean; and

      Whereas, International precedent for the settlement of boundary disputes was established by the Treaty of Versailles by calling for a plebiscite so that boundaries were established by a vote of the people living in the disputed territory; and, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That the California state legislature be memorialized to designate that at the next general election the people living between the summit of the Sierras and the Nevada state line in Modoc, Lassen, Sierra, Nevada, and Placer Counties may ballot to determine which state the territory shall belong to; and be it further

      Resolved, That there be a certified copy of this resolution sent to the speaker of the California assembly, the president of the California senate, Governor Warren of California, Nevada’s United States senators and congressman, Senators Powers and Salsman at Sacramento, California.

California requested to cede territory to Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggest certain counties vote on proposition

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 12, ACR 10

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Mr. McElroy]

 

No. 12–Assembly Concurrent Resolution, relative to “Bowers’ Mansion.”

 

      Whereas, Tradition and history have established “Bowers’ Mansion” and its surrounding grounds in the minds and hearts of our people as a place of unusual interest and pleasure, and it is one of the very few remaining monuments to the fabulous wealth of the Comstock lode that saved our Nation; and

      Whereas, Situated in the beautiful Washoe valley, surrounded by lakes of health and pleasure giving thermal spring water, “Bowers’ Mansion” has, for years, been habitually resorted to by Nevadans and others for amusement and rest; and

      Whereas, It is the sense of this legislature that the property of “Bowers’ Mansion” should be acquired by the state for a state park, to the end that its use and enjoyment by our people may be perpetually assured; now, therefore, be it

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of Bowers’ Mansion for state park


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 508 (File Number 12, ACR 10)κ

 

Committee appointed to confer with owner

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That there be appointed two members of the assembly and two members of the senate, by the speaker and president thereof, respectively, forthwith to confer with Henry Riter, the present owner of “Bowers’ Mansion” for the purpose of ascertaining in what manner, or for what price or consideration, he would convey the “Bowers’ Mansion” property to the State of Nevada for the aforesaid purposes; said committee to report the result of such conference at its earliest convenience.

 

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NUMBER 13, SCR 2

 

 

 

 

History of legislative introductions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative service of taxpayers’ association appreciated

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Senator Cox]

 

No. 13–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Whereas, A great amount of difficulty naturally results from the efforts to retain in memory the contents and titles of bills introduced before the legislature; and

      Whereas, As the session progresses it becomes increasingly burdensome to account for the action that has been taken on various bills; and

      Whereas,A number of the states, including New Mexico, New Jersey, and California, maintain a service that keeps legislators informed as to the history of all bills, the committees to which referred, and the actions taken on them in the respective houses; and

      Whereas,No such service is provided for the benefit of legislators and interested members of the public by the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas,The Nevada Taxpayers Association weekly issues its Legislative Bulletin which supplies an index to all bills introduced by subject and number and also furnishes a weekly history of all the legislative bills; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved,That the senate of the State of Nevada, the assembly concurring, hereby voices its appreciation to the officers and directors of the said Nevada Taxpayers Association for providing, without cost to the legislature, this exceeding valuable legislative service.

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 509κ

NUMBER 14, SJR 10

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 10–Senator Tognoni]

 

No. 14–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the president of the United States and the Congress to make changes in existing unfavorable laws and regulations affecting the mining industry and to make new beneficial laws and regulations.

 

[Approved March 7, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The mining industry of the United States will be stagnated and postwar employment reduced to a minimum if all the government-owned stockpiles of strategic or critical metals and minerals and all government owned or controlled nonferrous scrap metals are not frozen at the termination of the European hostilities, and if all reverse lend lease and preclusive purchase of metals and minerals are not added to such frozen stockpiles; and

      Whereas, Government ownership and operation of all present government owned “war plants” in the so-called postwar period would tend to retard the return to the American principle of free enterprise; therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the president and the Congress be memorialized that all government-owned stockpiles of strategic or critical metals and minerals and all government owned or controlled nonferrous scrap metal shall be frozen at the termination of European hostilities, and that all reverse lend lease and preclusive purchase of metals and minerals be added to such frozen stockpiles; and be it further

      Resolved, That these reserves of critical or strategic metals and minerals be kept inviolate for future war emergencies and must not be released except by act of Congress; and be it further

      Resolved, That an orderly transition from government ownership to private ownership and operation for all present government owned “war plants” be made early in the postwar period, but only on a sound economic basis, making outright sales of such war plants to private industry whenever they can be made in harmony with public welfare; plants and equipment of potential postwar value which may be found to be unsalable in the immediate postwar period, except at sacrifice prices, should be leased for private operation until economic conditions governing their ultimate actual value can be determined; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be sent to President Roosevelt, to Senators McCarran and Scrugham, Congressman Bunker, and to the presiding officers of both houses of the legislatures of the states of California, Idaho,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freezing of government owned metals and minerals

 

 

 

 

 

 

President and Congress memorialized as to procedure after cessation of hostilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 510 (File Number 14, SJR 10)κ

 

 

Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

 

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NUMBER 15, SJR 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duplication of mining investigations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 5–Senator Tognoni]

 

No. 15–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the president of the United States and the Congress to make changes in existing unfavorable laws and regulations affecting the mining industry in technical mining investigations, and to make new beneficial laws.

 

[Approved March 7, 1945]

 

      Whereas, There is a continuance of the duplication in mining investigations between government bureaus and agencies, and with state bureaus; and

      Whereas, The proposed plan to have the United States bureau of mines establish in each state an office and staff that would duplicate if not usurp the field of state bureaus; and

      Whereas, Valuable geological and engineering reports of great importance to each state have been made by the various federal bureaus and agencies on prospects and mines in our states, which are now considered confidential; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the president of the United States and the Congress be memorialized that for work of proper federal character, the United States geological survey be given supervision and charge of the geological and mineral investigations, and that United States bureau of mines be given supervision and charge of mining proper, including statistical and mine-safety work and mine-operating problems, also beneficial and metallurgical investigations; and be it

      Resolved, That Congress enact legislation that will make available to each state all geological and mining data collected by the federal government in the states during the war period due to expenditure of government funds, but not to include confidential information furnished by operating companies; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to President Roosevelt, Senators McCarran and Scrugham, Representative Bunker, and the presiding officers of both houses of the legislatures of the states of California, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 511κ

NUMBER 16, SCR 1

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Senators Johnson and Cox]

 

No. 16–Senate Concurrent Resolution, creating an interim board for the purpose of preserving and protecting the Nevada state postwar reserve fund.

 

      Whereas, Chapter 184 of the 1943 Statutes of Nevada provided for and created a state postwar reserve fund, in which fund there is now approximately the sum of $1,415,000; and

      Whereas, Such fund was created upon the theory that grave problems of reemployment and reconversion from ways of war to those of peace would confront the State of Nevada immediately upon termination of the present hostilities, and that such problems could only be met by creating and having available a large sum of money ready for immediate use in the employment of men and women in planned projects for the public good and welfare, in state, county, and municipality; and

      Whereas, Many bills have been introduced earmarking and setting aside portions of the postwar reserve fund for various purposes and projects; and

      Whereas, The entire benefit sought to be obtained from such postwar reserve fund can and will be lost and destroyed by an indiscriminate spending of such fund prematurely; now, therefore,

      Be it Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state board of finance, together with two senators, to be named by the president of the senate and two assemblymen, to be named by the speaker of the assembly, shall, and will, constitute an interim board, functioning until the day after the convening of the forty-third session of the Nevada legislature, which board shall have the exclusive power to determine when the appropriate and opportune time has arrived to put into effect and to put under way any project that is to be financed in whole or in part by moneys out of the postwar reserve fund.

 

 

 

 

 

Conservation of postwar fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to constitute interim board

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 512κ

NUMBER 17, ACR 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immediate construction of forest highway route No. 16

[Assembly Substitute for Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Mr. Hussman]

 

No. 17–Assembly Concurrent Resolution, calling to the attention of the regional forester, intermountain region, forest highway service, and the state highway engineer the need for immediate construction of forest highway route No. 16, extending from the junction with U S 50 near Edgewood, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, easterly to the junction with U. S. highway 395 near Minden.

 

      Whereas, One of the most important links in the Nevada-California highway systems is forest highway No. 16, described as “beginning at a point on U. S. highway 50 near Lake Tahoe, vicinity California-Nevada state line, thence extending easterly to Minden junction in Douglas County”; and

      Whereas, The above-described forest highway is also on a portion of state highway route No. 19; and

      Whereas, Said section of highway was one of the first pioneer routes of travel into western Nevada from the State of California; was the route followed by the historic pony express which maintained a change station at the town of Genoa; was traveled by the intrepid Snowshoe Thompson carrying mail through the winter months from Placerville to Virginia City; and resounded to the creaking wheels of lumbering stage coaches carrying such legendary figures as Horace Greeley, Mark Twain, and many others famous in early Nevada history; and

      Whereas, Said highway offers the most direct access from the rich livestock and agricultural regions of southwestern Nevada to the market areas along the Pacific coast, being some sixty-five miles shorter than any other highway route from the Mason valley, Carson valley, Smith valley, and similar sections; and

      Whereas, Such saving in transportation mileage means many thousands of dollars saved annually to Nevada shippers of livestock, hay, and other farm products; and

      Whereas, Said highway traverses and opens up one of the best potential winter sports areas in the United States and, if and when improved, will facilitate the general public enjoying said area and the recreational possibilities both in winter and summer, all of which will mean the spending of untold thousands of dollars in the State of Nevada, and foster a vacation industry that will be a permanent asset to the state; and

      Whereas, The present condition of such highway constitutes an affront to the people of western Nevada and particularly those of Douglas and adjacent counties, who have from the beginning pioneered and fought for good roads and highways; now, therefore, be it

 


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from the beginning pioneered and fought for good roads and highways; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the construction of this forest highway to modern standards of grade and alignment be given early consideration; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada deliver duly certified copies of this resolution to W. B. Rice, regional forester, intermountain region, forest highway service, the board of directors of the department of highways, State of Nevada, and to Robert A. Allen, as state engineer.

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 18, SCR 6

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Senator Robbins]

 

No. 18–Senate Concurrent Resolution, providing for fact-finding committee to investigate civil service features and retirement for state government employees, providing for the appointment of a joint committee of the senate and the assembly to conduct such fact-finding investigations, authorizing and empowering such committee to do all things necessary and proper to the efficient conduct of such investigations and requiring a report by such joint committee to the Nevada state legislature at its next regular session, together with any recommendations it may deem advisable in connection therewith.

 

      Whereas, There has been introduced in the assembly a bill, number 31, to establish a civil service department in the State of Nevada, providing for the administration thereof, providing for officers and employees therefor, designating their qualifications, powers, and duties, and providing compensation therefor; providing for their removal from office, or position; designating who shall be eligible to the provisions of this act, and the manner in which they may become eligible; providing an appropriation for the support of such department; defining certain words and terms, and other matters properly connected therewith.

      Whereas, One of the essential features of such a bill should be a retirement fund similar to that already established for the University of Nevada and for the school teachers of the state; and

      Whereas, Sufficient information to act properly on the question cannot be obtained at this time without entailing much effort and labor; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That a fact-finding committee be authorized to extend its investigation of desirable civil service features and retirement of state employees who have long given service to the State of Nevada, to study the actuarial features of a retirement fund to cooperate with the various departments of state government, and to make a complete and full report to the next session of the legislature; and be it further

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of civil service legislation


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 514 (File Number 18, SCR 6)κ

 

Authorization of Fact-finding committee

and retirement of state employees who have long given service to the State of Nevada, to study the actuarial features of a retirement fund to cooperate with the various departments of state government, and to make a complete and full report to the next session of the legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That the committee shall consist of two (2) members of the senate and two (2) members of the assembly.

 

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NUMBER 19, ACR 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interim committee to be appointed for complete study of aviation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriations

[Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Mr. Free]

 

No. 19–Assembly Concurrent Resolution, authorizing and directing the appointment of a joint interim committee to study the need for legislation referring to aviation and aeronautics; requiring that a report be made by such committee to the forty-third session of the Nevada legislature; providing for the expenses of said committee, and other matters connected therewith.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada state airmen, a group of citizens of the State of Nevada interested in aviation, have requested further study of the problem of aviation legislation before the passage of any such legislation by the Assembly and Senate; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada should have the benefit of a complete study of all phases of aviation before legislation concerned therewith is enacted; therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That an interim committee of four members of the legislature, two to be named by the speaker of the assembly and two members thereof to be named by the president of the senate, be appointed for the purpose of making a complete study of the need for legislation referring to aviation and aeronautics. The committee shall reduce its findings to writing and shall report such findings, together with any recommendation it sees fit to make, to the forty-third session of the Nevada legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That the state controller be, and he is hereby, authorized to set aside the sum of five hundred ($500) dollars from the legislative fund of the forty-second legislature for the purpose of paying expenses of said study; that the state controller be, and he is hereby, authorized upon presentation of proper claims of the committee to draw his warrants, and the state treasurer is directed to pay the same for the purpose above outlined.

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 515κ

NUMBER 20, SCR 8

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Judiciary Committee]

 

No. 20–Senate Concurrent Resolution, directing the state controller, as ex officio insurance commissioner of the State of Nevada, to make a study and investigation of laws relating to the control, regulation, or taxation of the business of insurance, and to report his findings and conclusions, and recommend proposed legislation for the control, regulation, or taxation of the business of insurance to the next succeeding regular session of the Nevada state legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state controller, as ex officio insurance commissioner of the State of Nevada, is hereby directed, during the ensuing two (2) years to study and investigate the laws, court decisions, and regulations of the United States, and of other states and territories of the United States having to do with the business of insurance, to arrange for and hold such hearings as he may desire within the State of Nevada for the purpose of receiving, discussing, and considering suggestions or objections from any person or persons who may be interested in any phase or phases of the law of insurance, and to conduct such other investigations and research as may be helpful in compilation of the report and recommendations as herein provided, all for the purpose of clarifying or revising the laws of the State of Nevada pertaining to the regulating and controlling of the business of insurance in all its branches and forms, and for the further purpose of correlating the laws of the State of Nevada relating to insurance with the laws of the United States of America and the decisions of the federal courts; it is further

      Resolved, That the state controller, as ex officio insurance commissioner of the State of Nevada, shall prepare a report of his findings and recommendations on existing and proposed laws with a view and to the end of proposing legislation to the next regular session of the legislature, and that such report and recommendations shall be completed and submitted to the governor not later than December 1, 1946; and be it further

      Resolved, That the state controller, as ex officio insurance commissioner, shall report to the next regular session of the legislature, and recommend to such legislature all legislation which he believes necessary, desirable, or beneficial to the continuation of Nevada’s authority in the regulation and taxation of the business of insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State controller to investigate business of insurance during ensuing two years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controller to report to legislative session of 1947

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 516κ

NUMBER 21, SJR 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nazi persecution of European Jews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted colonization and free immigration recommended

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 12–Committee on Federal Relations]

 

No. 21–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the president and the Congress to support a policy of free immigration of Jewish people to Palestine.

 

[Approved March 21, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The Nazi persecution and wholesale slaughter of Jews in Europe have outraged the conscience of the civilized world and have vastly aggravated the tragedy of the Jewish problem there; and

      Whereas, At the end of the present war large numbers of European Jews will find themselves in desperate need for a new home where they can rebuild their lives in dignity and security; and

      Whereas, After world war I, Great Britain had accepted at the instance of the allied and associated powers the mandate for Palestine and had undertaken “to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine,” an undertaking subsequently approved by fifty-two nations, including the United States; and

      Whereas, This policy was concurred in by a joint resolution unanimously adopted by both houses of the Congress of the United States on June 30, 1922; and

      Whereas, The democratic and the republican parties in their national conventions of 1944 adopted platforms in favor of the reestablishment of Palestine as a free and democratic Jewish commonwealth; and

      Whereas, The president of the United States on October 15, 1944, expressed his approval of this aim which he stated to be “in accord with the traditional American policy and in keeping with the spirit of the four freedoms”; therefore be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly thereof concurring, That we express our profound sympathy with the millions of innocent victims of the enemy’s ruthless extermination policy; and

      That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully urges and petitions the president of the United States, the Congress, and the secretary of state to take appropriate measures to the end that Palestine will be opened for free immigration and unrestricted colonization so that the Jewish people may rebuild their ancestral homeland as a free and democratic Jewish commonwealth; and

      That copies of this resolution be forwarded to the president, the senate, and the house of representatives of the United States, the senators and the representative of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States, and the secretary of state.

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 517κ

NUMBER 22, SJR 11

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 11–Committee on Military and Indian Affairs]

 

No. 22–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the Congress of the United States on the subject of postwar military establishment of the status of the national guard.

 

      Whereas, The postwar military policy and the character, composition, and size of the military establishment of the United States is a matter of vital importance to the states and territories of the union, as well as to the national government; and

      Whereas, The decisions which will be reached by the Congress in this matter will be predicated upon the powers granted to the Congress under the “militia clauses” (paragraphs 15 and 16, section 8, article I, U. S. constitution) as well as the “army clauses” (paragraphs 12 and 14, section 8, article I, U. S. constitution), and will directly affect the military establishments of the several states, including our own State of Nevada, and the relationship of these state forces to the army of the United States; and

      Whereas, Many plans and suggestions as to the postwar military policy and the future military establishment have been proposed, some of which have already been presented to the Congress; and

      Whereas, The contributions made by national guard units and the organized reserves on the battlefields of world war II completely justify the wisdom of the Congress in making them a first-line component of the army of the United States, and amply warrant their retention in that capacity; and

      Whereas, We fully subscribe to and endorse the position taken by the secretary of war as to the future status of the national guard as announced on November 23, 1944, in which he states:

      “It would be the mission of this reserve component (the national guard), in the event of a national emergency, to furnish units fit for service anywhere in the world.

      “This conception of the mission of the national guard of the United States would interfere in no way with the traditional mission of the national guard of the states and territories to provide sufficient organizations in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia, so trained and equipped as to enable them to function efficiently at existing strength in the protection of life and property and the preservation of peace, order, and public safety, under competent orders of the state authorities. National guard units have played a vital role in the mobilization of our present army and they have made a brilliant record on every fighting front. We are counting on them as a bulwark of our future national security”; and

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postwar military establishment of the national guard


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Universal military training advocated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

      Whereas, We also approve and endorse the statement of General George Marshall, chief of staff of the army of the United States, set forth in war department circular No. 347, August 25, 1944, to the effect that the postwar military establishment should consist of a professional peacetime army (no longer than necessary to meet normal peacetime requirements), to be reinforced in time of emergency by organized units drawn from the civilian components of the army of the United States.

      Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That we advocate, in the event that a system of universal military training be included in the postwar plan for the military establishment, that such training be integrated with the civilian components of the army and specifically the national guard, the officers’ reserve corps, and the organized reserves; be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress be respectfully urged to provide for and preserve in legislation to be enacted covering our postwar military organization, insofar as it relates to the civilian components of the army of the United States (specifically including the national guard, the officers’ reserve corps, and the organized reserves), the basic principles of the policies laid down in the national defense act of 1916, as amended, and in cogent acts, especially the provisions of the selective training and service act of 1940, relating to the status of the national guard as an integral part of the first line of defense of the nation; and be it further

      Resolved, That in the discussion of the postwar military policy and the form of the military establishment, the fullest opportunity, consistent with existing conditions, be accorded the officers and men of all components of the army, who are or who have been serving with the armed forces in time of war, to express their views on this most important matter to the end that this nation will adopt a sound military policy consistent with our traditions, and which will afford the utmost security to the nation; be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this joint resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state to the secretary of war; secretary of the navy; to the Nevada senators and representative in Congress; to the chairman of the house and senate committee on military affairs, and to the chief of the national guard bureau, Washington, D. C.

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 519κ

NUMBER 23, SJR 8

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 8–Senator Tognoni]

 

No. 23–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the president of the United States and the Congress to make changes in existing unfavorable laws and regulations affecting the mining industry, and to make new beneficial laws.

 

[Approved March 21, 1945]

 

      Whereas, As the reduction of tariff on metals and minerals, either directly or indirectly, would result in decreased mining activity and consequent drastic reduction of employment in the western states, while the imposition of moderate tariffs or slight increases in certain instances would provide materially increased activity and employment; and

      Whereas, A healthy industry is required to assure the nation of a sufficient supply of metals during another emergency, and any tariff reductions which would destroy any part of the mining industry would make the future supply of minerals in a national emergency most hazardous; and

      Whereas, Present S. E. C. regulations do not facilitate the financing of legitimate mining enterprises by sale of securities to the public; now be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the president of the United States and the Congress be, and is hereby, memorialized not to reduce any tariff which would destroy any part of the mining industry and in certain instances to impose slight increases for the protection of the industry; and be it further

      Resolved, That the securities and exchange commission be instructed to determine measures necessary for the modification of the S. E. C. regulations and to facilitate financing of legitimate mining enterprises by sale of securities to the public; and be it further

      Resolved, That the reconstruction finance corporation be instructed to make immediate loans for the purpose of rehabilitating mines closed under W. P. B. order L-208 and to provide funds for the current upkeep and protection of the owners’ equity; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to President Roosevelt, Senators McCarran and Scrugham, Representative Bunker, and to the presiding officers of both houses of the legislatures of the states of California, Idaho, Colorado. Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of tariff on mining industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congress memorialized concerning tariff on minerals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 520κ

NUMBER 24, SJR 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain withdrawals of public domain injurious to mining

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 7–Senator Tognoni]

 

No. 24–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the president of the United States and the Congress to make changes in existing unfavorable laws and regulations affecting the mining industry, and to make new beneficial laws.

 

[Approved March 21, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The arbitrary and illegal withdrawal by executive order of vast areas of the public domain from universal entry, by various divisions of the department of the interior, as well as the policy of the general land office in initiating proceedings to have mining locations held void for lack of discovery where they are made on the unreserved public domain by locators who believed in good faith that they contain valuable metals or mineral qualities prohibits the development of new mines and destroys all possibilities of increased employment in the mining industry; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That Congress be memorialized not to pass United States senate bill 736 and any other bill introduced or that may be introduced containing similar provisions or objectives; and, be it further

      Resolved, That the Taylor grazing act be amended to prohibit the initiation of such contests by the general land office for the benefit of grazing land lessees, and the latter be relegated to the courts for protection if they believe their rights have been enfringed upon by mineral locators; and, be it further

      Resolved, That the arbitrary and illegal withdrawal by executive order of vast areas of the public domain from universal entry, by various divisions of the department of the interior, be forbidden; and, be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to President Roosevelt, to Senators McCarran and Scrugham, Representative Bunker, and to the presiding officers of both houses of the legislatures of the states of California, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

 

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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 521κ

NUMBER 25, SJR 9

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senator Tognoni]

 

No. 25–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the president of the United States and the Congress to make changes in existing unfavorable laws and regulations affecting the gold mining industry, and to make new beneficial laws.

 

[Approved March 21, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The gold mining industry which furnishes the sole important source of peacetime employment and major source of local business in over 19 counties in California, practically all the counties of Nevada, Idaho, and Colorado, and important parts of Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming has been seriously injured by the war production board order L-208; and

      Whereas, It is currently reported that the free market price for gold in India, North Africa, and Asia Minor has fluctuated between $40 and $80 per ounce, and that mines in the British Dominions are enjoying that price for their products, therefore the restoration of the ability of the American gold mines to produce gold at the earliest moment consistent with war manpower demands is essential to the preservation of the local economies of the districts in which they are located, to postwar employment opportunities for miners and prospectors, to the maintenance of an adequate national currency backing of gold, and to the stabilization of international money exchanges on a basis that will permit of the free resumption of international trade after the war; and

      Whereas, The experience of the world with greenbacks after the civil war, and with worthless German marks after world war I, was disastrous and caused a lack of confidence in any “managed currency,” while the use of gold and silver as a currency basis has been proven in sound monetary systems;

      Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the president of the United States and the Congress be memorialized to rescind or modify war production order L-208 now, and pending the effective date of such recission or modification the war production board should adopt a liberal policy of permitting individual mines to produce enough gold bullion to return them maintenance costs; and be it further

      Resolved, That the president, and through him the secretary of state of the United States, be memorialized to take such steps and enter into such negotiations as will make free markets for gold in foreign countries available to American gold producers, and will remove current legal restrictions on the export of newly mined gold to such markets by American producers; and be it further

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present laws regarding gold mining considered unfavorable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President and Congress memorialized to follow proposals of Bretton Wood conference


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Who to receive copies of resolution

      Resolved, That the president of the United States and the Congress be memorialized to take such steps and enter into such negotiations as will make the use of gold and silver mandatory in the international fund and also in the international bank, proposed at the Bretton Woods conference of 44 nations, or in any other international monetary program; and be it further

      Resolved, That there be certified copies of this resolution sent to President Roosevelt, to Senators McCarran and Scrugham, Congressman Bunker, and to the presiding officers of both houses of the legislatures of the states of California, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

 

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NUMBER 26, AJR 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restrictions regarding old-age pension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revisions of old-age assistance act suggested

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 7–Churchill County Delegation]

 

No. 26–Assembly Joint Resolution.

 

[Approved March 21, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States has seen fit to place in the old-age pension act certain restrictions on ownership of property and possession of bank balances by those receiving the benefits of said act; and

      Whereas, Said restrictions are undemocratic and place a penalty on those citizens who have been provident and provide a reward to the improvident; and

      Whereas, The present maximum contribution of the federal government in the old-age pension act, coupled with the contribution made by the state, does not provide a sufficient sum for the aged of our state and nation to live in a proper manner; now, therefore be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Congress of the United States be memorialized to enact legislation removing the present restrictions against the possession of property and cash by the recipients of benefits under the old-age pension act to such an extent that the recipients of the benefits thereof might have some reasonable means of providing for their living expenses; and that the Congress of the United States pass legislation providing such further funds that all the aged citizens of the United States would be assured a full and complete old age; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to transmit properly certified copies of this resolution to our senators and representative in Washington, and to the president of the United States senate, and to the speaker of the house of representatives.


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senators and representative in Washington, and to the president of the United States senate, and to the speaker of the house of representatives.

 

 

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NUMBER 27, AJR 5

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Committee on Military and Indian Affairs]

 

No. 27–Assembly Joint Resolution, memorializing Congress to rectify certain discriminatory legislation.

 

[Approved March 21, 1945]

 

      Whereas, For the purpose of improving the morals of the American Indian, the federal government has for many years prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages to him; and

      Whereas, The same federal government for many years attempted to legislate the morals of all Americans by attempting to prohibit by law the use and sale of alcoholic beverages; and

      Whereas, Both the attempt to legislate the morals of the American Indian and the morals of all of the American people has proven in both cases futile, and, in fact, has led to an increase in crime, immorality, and a contempt of law; and

      Whereas, The American Indian has proven himself to be a loyal citizen of the United States, both in war and peace, and during the present war the boys from our State of Indian blood have suffered more casualties and received more awards for valor in proportion to their number in the services than any other group, regardless of race, color, or creed; and

      Whereas, The American Indian should have the same rights to determine whether or not he should be restricted in the use of and purchase of alcoholic beverages as any other citizen of the United States of America; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Congress be memorialized to provide a modification of the regulations affecting the use of alcoholic beverages by the American Indian, by removing any discriminatory laws and regulations against such Indians regarding the purchasing, transportation, or consumption of such alcoholic beverages; and be it further

      Resolved, That no law should be passed by Congress discriminating against the American Indian with respect to the use of intoxicating liquor, unless the Indian tribe or the Indians residing on the reservation, by popular election, shall vote to prohibit the use of intoxicating liquor on such reservations; and be it further

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Indians request equal privileges with citizens of United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congress memorialized to regulate sale of liquor to Indians


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 524 (File Number 27, AJR 5)κ

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to our senators and congressman in Washington, D. C., and to William Brophy, commissioner of Indian affairs.

 

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NUMBER 28, AJR 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congress memorialized to grant Alaska statehood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 15–Mr. Crawford]

 

No. 28–Assembly Joint Resolution.

 

[Approved March 22, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The Territory of Alaska has been a part of our great nation for many years and has been a vital part of the economic structure of our great United States of America; and

      Whereas, During all times and during all crises in which we, as a nation, have passed, the Territory of Alaska has played her part; and

      Whereas, The Territory of Alaska has heretofore operated as a territory; and

      Whereas, She could better operate as a state of the Union; and

      Whereas, She has proven herself well capable of being a sister state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada, memorialize the Congress of the United States to pass legislation permitting the Territory of Alaska to become the forty-ninth state of our great union of states; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this joint resolution be transmitted to the president of the United States, to the vice president of the United States, and to each member of the senate and the house of representatives of the United States, from Nevada, and that the senators and representative representing the State of Nevada in Congress be urged actively to support such legislation.

 

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NUMBER 29, AJR 11

 

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 11–Mr. Carlson]

 

No. 29–Assembly Joint Resolution, memorializing Congress of the United States to amend the social security law to provide increased payments to old-age pensioners.

 

[Approved March 22, 1945]

 

      Whereas, During the past several years the cost of living has increased materially to all persons; and


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κ1945 Statutes of Nevada, Page 525 (File Number 29, AJR 11)κ

 

      Whereas, Old-age pensioners, as such, have been denied the opportunity to increase their income without being penalized in the form of reduced monthly payments; and

      Whereas, These old-age pensioners are as much in need of an increased income as is any other person; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That we memorialize the Congress of the United States to amend the social security act so that any person who receives or is eligible to received old-age assistance shall receive a sum of not less than fifty ($50) dollars per month; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this joint resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the president of the United States, to the vice president of the United States, to the speaker of the house of representatives, to our congressional representatives in the Congress of the United States, and to the presiding officers of each state legislature now in session.

Congress memorialized to increase old-age pension

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 30, AJR 17

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 17–Mr. Folsom]

 

No. 30–Assembly Joint Resolution, memorializing county commissioners in the State of Nevada to assist in perpetuating historical landmarks.

 

[Approved March 22, 1945]

 

      Whereas, Nevada is a state rich in historical landmarks; and

      Whereas, Many of these landmarks are rapidly becoming extinct both from disintegration by the elements and from being unprotected from livestock and wildlife, and also by not being marked; and

      Whereas, It is to the interest of Nevada and future generations to perpetuate these historical landmarks; and

      Whereas, The county commissioners, being the governing body in each of our respective counties, should be encouraged to take an active lead in such a program; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That we memorialize the county commissioners in each of the respective counties in Nevada to use what means it may be found desirable to encourage our citizens to report to them any landmark that may have historical significance, with as much data as may be available, and that the said county commissioners keep record of same; and be it further

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preservation of state landmarks


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Preservation of state landmarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

      Resolved, That the county commissioners after suitable investigation and finding that a particular landmark does have historical interest, take what action they may find desirable and convenient to safeguard the same. If such landmark is located upon the public domain the federal agency that has jurisdiction over such lands should be asked to cooperate; and be it further

      Resolved, That the said county commissioners should from time to time present such information to the Nevada park commission for permanent record; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada park commission give what aid it can in furnishing proper signs to designate such landmarks; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this joint resolution be transmitted to the chairman of each board of county commissioners, to all state departments and commissions, and to such federal agencies concerned with land in the state.

 

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NUMBER 31, AJR 16

 

 

 

 

Extension of provisions of social security act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 16–Mr. Jepson]

 

No. 31–Assembly Joint Resolution.

 

      Whereas, The social security act has proven to be a worthwhile and beneficial part of the laws of these United States; and

      Whereas, The great fault to be found in the act is the limitation of the classes of workers in the United States coming under said act; and

      Whereas, It would further increase the benefits of said act to the people of these United States if all state, county, and city elective and appointive officers and other employees were permitted to be covered by the social security act; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby memorialize and petition that the Congress of the United States enact legislation which will provide that all state, county, and city elective and appointive officers and other employees be permitted to be covered by the provisions of the social security act; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this joint resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, to the vice president of the United States, and to each member of the senate and the house of representatives of the United States from Nevada, and that the senators and representative representing the State of Nevada in Congress be urged actively to support such legislation.

 

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NUMBER 32, SJR 2

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 2–Senators Farndale and Russell]

 

No. 32–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation to preserve the forests of the nation.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That because of the importance of permanency in the production of forest products to the welfare of the people of the United States, individually and collectively, in times of war and in times in peace; and

      Because at the present time we are reliably informed that we do not have a sound national policy with respect to all forest lands which will protect and provide in perpetuity forest products for our needs; and

      Because a major part of the productivity of our forest lands is being wasted by improper cutting practices and through careless burning;

      Therefore we, the Nevada state legislature, memorialize the Congress of the United States to immediately pass legislation requiring that proper cutting practices be enforced upon all forest lands, regardless of ownership, and that adequate protection from fire and from other forest enemies be provided for these lands.

      We recommend further that Congress provide for decentralization of management of forest lands without sacrificing the effectiveness of cutting and management practices necessary to insure maximum productivity of all forest lands; be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada prepare and mail certified copies of this resolution as follows: To the president of the United States senate, to the speaker of the United States house of representatives, to each of the Nevada congressional delegation, and to the department of the interior, forestry division.

 

 

 

 

 

Preservation of the forests of the Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 33, SJR 13

[Senate Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 13–Senator Farndale]

 

No. 33–Senate Joint Resolution, memorializing Congress and the Nevada representatives in Congress to make possible the acquisition, by men and women discharged from the military service, of farms and homes in the State of Nevada.

 

[Approved March 22, 1945]

 

      Whereas, The people of the nation and of the State of Nevada owe to their sons and daughters returning from military service the right to acquire homes and farms, particularly within the state from which such persons enlisted; and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of certain farm lands in Pershing County


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Acquisition of certain farm lands in Pershing County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada congressional delegation requested to act

      Whereas, There is little farm land now available within the State of Nevada, outside of private ownership, which can be made available to returning service men and women; and

      Whereas, It has come to the attention of the members of the forty-second legislative session of the State of Nevada that the United States farm security administration now owns approximately 10,600 acres of farming land situate in the Lovelock valley adjacent to and southeast of the city of Lovelock, in Pershing County, Nevada, being particularly located in range 31, township 26, and range 32, township 26; and

      Whereas, Said tract of land, now operated under the name of the “Nevada-Nile Cooperative Farming Association,” was acquired by the United States farm security administration in the years 1940 and 1941 for the purpose of settling thereon families removed from stricken areas in the southern states; and

      Whereas, No actual settlement was ever made upon the tract of land, although some two hundred thousand ($200,000) were expended in acquiring and preparing it for settlement; and

      Whereas, It has come to the attention of this legislative body that the settlement program has been abandoned and that plans are now under way by the United States farm security administration to sell and dispose of the entire tract in one parcel to private bidders; and

      Whereas, The selling of this large tract of land in one parcel will prevent all persons with limited capital from bidding thereon, and will result in this most valuable parcel of land being acquired by private capital; and

      Whereas, A grateful state and nation can most clearly demonstrate its appreciation to her returning service men and women by tangible proof of such gratitude, and no more convincing proof can be shown than that of acquiring tracts of land to be offered to these service men and women for homes and farms; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Congress of the United States, Senator McCarran and Senator Scrugham, and Congressman Bunker take such immediate action as may be necessary and proper to bring about a program on the part of the United States and the United States farm security administration whereby the above-described tract of land be held by the Nevada-Nile cooperative farming association until the same may be subdivided into small parcels and retained for the exclusive purchase by men and women discharged from the present war upon a price at no profit to the United States or the United States farm security administration, and upon a price to be paid by the purchaser over a period of at least twenty years; and be it further

 


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a price to be paid by the purchaser over a period of at least twenty years; and be it further

      Resolved, That if the present federal statutes and/or rules and regulations of the United States farm security administration do not permit of a program, as above outlined, then the Congress of the United States, Senator McCarran, Senator Scrugham, and Congressman Bunker take immediate steps during the present congressional session to cause such laws to be passed and/or rules and regulations to be adopted as will make such program possible; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded without delay by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada, to the president of the United States, to the senate, to the speaker of the house of representatives, to Senators McCarran and Scrugham, to Congressman Bunker, to the United States farm security administration, United States bureau of reclamation, and to the national commanders of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 34, AJR 18

[Assembly Joint Resolution No. 18–Mr. Beko]

 

No. 34–Assembly Joint Resolution.

 

      Whereas, In many parts of the United States and especially in the State of Nevada, there is a definite lack and in some cases a total absence of medical, dental, and optical services for civilians; and

      Whereas, In some of these places there is located nearby army and navy camps having excellent doctors; and

      Whereas, These doctors are prohibited by regulation from treating civilians; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Congress of the United States be memorialized to pass legislation to allow army and navy doctors to treat civilians, especially parents of members of the armed forces, when, because of lack of civilian doctors, such persons cannot otherwise receive adequate medical attention; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be sent to the president of the United States, the secretary of war, the secretary of the navy, and our United States senators and United States representative.

 

 

 

 

Lack of professional service for civilians

 

 

 

 

 

Congress memorialized to assist

 

 

 

Who to receive copies of resolution

 

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NUMBER 35, SCR 7

 

 

 

 

Request for return of S. B. 104

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senator Cox]

 

No. 35–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada be, and he is hereby, requested to return to the senate for further consideration senate bill No. 104.

 

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NUMBER 36, SCR 4

 

 

 

 

Request for return of S. B. 6

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Senate Committee on Mines and Mining]

 

No. 36–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada be, and he is hereby, requested to return to the senate, senate bill No. 6.

 

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NUMBER 37, SCR 5

 

 

 

 

Request for return of S. B. 62

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Senator Haight]

 

No. 37–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada be, and he is hereby, requested to return to the senate for further consideration senate bill No. 62.

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NUMBER 38, SCR 9

 

 

 

 

Request for return of S. B. 138

[Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Senator Farndale]

 

No. 38–Senate Concurrent Resolution.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly, concurring, That the governor be, and he is hereby, requested to return to the senate, senate bill No. 138 for correction.

 

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