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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 787ê

 

Resolutions and Memorials

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FILE NO. 1, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NO. 1

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing that the official engrossed copy of Senate Bill No. 2 may be used as the enrolled bill.

 

      Whereas, The provisions of sec. 8 of chapter 3, Statutes of Nevada 1949, as amended by chapter 385, Statutes of Nevada 1955, provide that the official engrossed copy of a bill may by resolution be used as the enrolled bill; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the official engrossed copy of Senate Bill No. 2 shall be used as the enrolled bill as provided by law.

 

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FILE NO. 2, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NO. 2

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing congratulations and gratitude to Russel West McDonald upon completion and enactment of Nevada Revised Statutes.

 

      Whereas, The 48th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada, by unanimous vote of the members thereof, has enacted into law the Nevada Revised Statutes as the law of the State of Nevada to supersede all prior laws of a general, public and permanent nature; and

      Whereas, Nevada Revised Statutes constitutes a complete revision and reorganization of all general statutes enacted during the 95 years that Nevada has existed as a state and territory, and is the first such revision in the history of our state; and

      Whereas, The preparation of Nevada Revised Statutes was a monumental undertaking requiring a degree of intelligence, knowledge, technical ability and dedication possessed by few men; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada was fortunate that the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada, in their capacity as the Statute Revision Commission, were able to secure as director of the commission Russell West McDonald, a native-born Nevadan, educated in the public schools of our state, a Rhodes scholar and a graduate of Stanford Law School, who was eminently qualified in all respects to perform the tremendous task imposed upon him; and

      Whereas, The enactment of Nevada Revised Statutes marks the culmination of nearly 6 years of exceptionally devoted public service on the part of Russell West McDonald as statute reviser and legislative bill drafter; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby extends to Russell West McDonald its most hearty congratulations upon the completion and enactment of Nevada Revised Statutes and expresses to him its gratitude and that of the people of the State of Nevada for the years of selfless, dedicated and devoted effort which he has contributed in the public service to the preparation of Nevada Revised Statutes; and be it further

 


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 788 (File Number 2, ACR 1)ê

 

to Russell West McDonald its most hearty congratulations upon the completion and enactment of Nevada Revised Statutes and expresses to him its gratitude and that of the people of the State of Nevada for the years of selfless, dedicated and devoted effort which he has contributed in the public service to the preparation of Nevada Revised Statutes; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution, signed by all of the members of the 48th session of the Nevada legislature, be duly certified by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada and be transmitted forthwith to Russell West McDonald.

 

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FILE NO. 3, ACR 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NO. 3

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late United States Senator and governor, Edward P. Carville.

 

      Whereas, The people of our state suffered a tremendous loss on the 27th day of June, 1956, by the passing of the beloved and esteemed Edward P. Carville; and

      Whereas, Edward P. Carville, affectionately known as “Ted,” was a native of Mound Valley, the son of a pioneer Nevada family, was educated in the schools of this state, and was a graduate of Notre Dame University; and

      Whereas, Few persons have ever held so many high offices of honor and trust as the late “Ted” Carville, who, in addition to his role as a civic leader and outstanding attorney, served with distinction as district attorney, district judge, United States District Attorney, and finally as our governor and United States Senator, and his industriousness, selfless dedication and integrity were the keys to his success as a lawyer and public servant and will forever remain as a radiant example for our future statesmen; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That we express this day our profound sorrow and condolences to the family of the late Senator Carville and tender them our deepest sympathy, and that we further acknowledge to them the irreparable loss which the calling of the late Senator Carville means to this state and nation; and be it further

      Resolved, That the written form of this resolution be given such permanency as is possible for us to give by spreading it upon a memorial page of the journals of the assembly and the senate of this day in memory of and as a solemn tribute to Edward P. Carville; and be it further

      Resolved, That a duly certified copy of this resolution be prepared by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada and be transmitted forthwith to the bereaved family of the deceased.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 789ê

 

FILE NO. 4, SJR 2

Senate Joint Resolution No. 2–Senators Slattery and Settelmeyer

FILE NO. 4

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President, Vice President, Secretary of the Treasury, and Congress of the United States to issue commemorative centennial half dollar silver coins celebrating Nevada’s Silver Centennial.

 

      Whereas, During the year 1959 the people of the State of Nevada will celebrate, with creditable pageantry and commemoration, the one-hundredth anniversary of the discovery of silver by Henry T. P. Comstock at Virginia City, Nevada, which became one of the richest and most famous mining communities of all times; and

      Whereas, It was at the special instance and request of President Abraham Lincoln that statehood for Nevada was sought and passed, so that throughout the great conflict between the States the producing treasure of Virginia City aided mightily the cause of the Union in winning ultimate victory; and

      Whereas, The magnificent fortitude those thousands displayed, the romance, the tragedies which befell them, and their efforts-sometimes fantastic, sometimes glorious-to recreate on this western frontier the culture of the civilizations from whence they came, have blended into song and story and a saga of romance and heroism which belongs to the whole world; and

      Whereas, Since silver has played such an important part in the history of Nevada and our glorious country, it is the opinion of this legislative body that $1,000,000 in commemorative silver coins of the denomination of one-half dollar ($0.50) be issued, and authority be granted for their distribution in this state and elsewhere by 1959; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the President, Vice President, Secretary of the Treasury, and the Congress of the United States to take whatever action is necessary to issue $1,000,000 in commemorative silver coins of the denomination of one-half dollar ($0.50), commemorating the centennial silver discovery in Nevada, and to authorize their distribution in Nevada and elsewhere by 1959; and be it further

      Resolved, That if the Federal Government deems it inadvisable to issue and authorize the sale and distribution of such commemorative silver coins, the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the President, Vice President, Secretary of the Treasury, and the Congress of the United States to take whatever action is necessary to authorize the manufacture from silver and sale to the public by 1959 of suitable commemorative souvenirs; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada shall transmit certified copies of this resolution to the President, Vice President, Secretary of the Treasury, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each Senator and the Representative from the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 790ê

 

FILE NO. 5, SJR 1

Senate Joint Resolution No. 1–Senators Settelmeyer and Slattery

FILE NO. 5

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President of the United States, the Postmaster General and Congress of the United States to officially recognize the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859, and to issue a centennial stamp in commemoration thereof.

 

      Whereas, On January 28, 1859, diggings were commenced in the vicinity of Gold Hill, Nevada, and shortly thereafter Henry T. P. Comstock claimed the Ophir Discovery, which subsequently made Virginia City, Nevada, the richest and most celebrated gold and silver mining community of all time; and

      Whereas, The Comstock was the first silver mining camp in the United States, and its discovery brought multitudes of Americans from the East to the silver slopes of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The golden memories and unforgettable history of the Comstock are deemed by the legislature of the State of Nevada to be of sufficient importance to warrant commemoration by every means and consequently should be recognized in the year 1959 by the issuance of a Silver Centennial Commemorative Stamp by the Government of the United States; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the President, the Postmaster General and the Congress of the United States to take whatever action is necessary to the end that a commemorative postage stamp recording this great and historical event shall be issued during the year 1959; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada shall transmit certified copies of this resolution to the President, Postmaster General, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each Senator and Representative from the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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FILE NO. 6, SJR 5

Senate Joint Resolution No. 5–Senators Lamb and Leutzinger

FILE NO. 6

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President, Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, the Nevada congressional delegation, and the Congress of the United States to continue the tungsten program.

 

      Whereas, There are extensive deposits of tungsten in Nevada; and

      Whereas, A healthy domestic tungsten industry is a key to prosperity and national security, because without such industry the United States cannot be certain of having the stockpile of tungsten necessary to our economy and national defense; and

      Whereas, The economy of the tungsten producing areas within the State of Nevada and elsewhere within the United States must be kept prosperous, and the United States itself be kept strong and in a position to weather either short or prolonged periods of world and national crises; and


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 791 (File Number 6, SJR 5)ê

 

      Whereas, It requires years to develop a productive tungsten mine and constant effort is needed in development, since, if mines and tungsten processing plants be abandoned, the mines become flooded, timbers deteriorate, and skilled and able personnel are dispersed beyond recall, resulting in a crisis when production is to be resumed in an emergency; and

      Whereas, The expansion and well-being of the Nevada mining industry is substantially dependent upon continued production of tungsten; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Senators and the Representative from the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States, and the Congress of the United States are hereby memorialized to immediately and energetically undertake positive action to do everything necessary and proper to continue, encourage, protect and stimulate the production of tungsten, and, specifically, to continue the purchase and stockpiling of tungsten; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada shall transmit certified copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Senators and Representative from the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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FILE NO. 7, AJR 4

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4–Messrs. Hendel, Pozzi and Barnum

FILE NO. 7

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to study the problems involved in civil defense.

 

      Whereas, Recent scientific developments have so altered previous civil defense planning that it has now become apparent that an effective national civil defense program can only be achieved by the Federal Government’s acceptance of responsibility for both defining and financing such a program; and

      Whereas, The previous position of the Federal Government that civil defense is primarily a responsibility of the several states controverts the federal Constitution which clearly assigns the responsibility for the common defense to the National Government; and

      Whereas, It has been clearly demonstrated during the past 4 1/2 years that, with the several states dependent upon each other for civil defense support, many states are neither financially able nor inclined to go along with the current federal program which demands matching fund participation to the degree necessary to provide adequate fall-back support for their sister states; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the President and the Congress of the United States to study the problems involved in the new concept of civil defense resulting from the greater destructive powers of presently developed weapons and make adequate plans realistically to provide an effective national civil defense program to the extent necessary; and be it further

 


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 792 (File Number 7, AJR 4)ê

 

problems involved in the new concept of civil defense resulting from the greater destructive powers of presently developed weapons and make adequate plans realistically to provide an effective national civil defense program to the extent necessary; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be directed to transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each Senator and Representative from Nevada in the Congress of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, and the Secretary of the Navy.

 

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FILE NO. 8, AJR 5

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Messrs. Hendel, Pozzi and Barnum

FILE NO. 8

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President, the Congress of the United States, and the Secretary of Defense to consider an east-of-the-Sierra Nevadas civil defense plan to include the development of a defense highway and railway system, the establishment of reserves of fuel, food and other supplies, and federal financing of such a program.

 

      Whereas, The current international picture of world events makes the prospects of another grim and bloody international incident a distinct probability; and

      Whereas, In the event of an enemy sneak attack on one of the densely populated metropolitan coastal cities there would be an exodus of countless thousands seeking refuge in the eastern part of the Sierra Nevadas; and

      Whereas, Upon Nevada will fall the Herculean task of caring for such displaced persons because of California’s physical propinquity to our great state; and

      Whereas, It is imperative that Nevada establish large reserves of fuel, food, medicine and other supplies in strategic locations, and provide for the establishment of a modern defense highway and railway transportation system to facilitate the evacuation of people and the rapid dispatch of troops and ammunition; and

      Whereas, The replacement of trackage on the abandoned Mina-Bishop section of the Southern Pacific Railroad will complete a direct San Pedro-Hawthorne-Portland east-of-the-Sierra Nevadas defense railway; and

      Whereas, It has become apparent that such a defense plan can only be achieved if the Federal Government finances the program; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the President, the Congress of the United States, and the Secretary of Defense be memorialized to consider the development of a defense highway and railway transportation system to include a railroad from San Pedro, California, to Portland, Oregon, via Hawthorne, Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the President, the Congress of the United States, and the Secretary of Defense be memorialized to consider the establishment of reserves of fuel, food, medicine and other supplies at the following suggested strategic locations within the States of California and Nevada: Bridgeport, Bishop, Tonopah, Goldfield, Ely, Wells, Elko, Winnemucca, Las Vegas, Yerington, Lovelock, Fallon, Mina, Schurz, Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Gerlach and other locations as may be hereafter selected; and be it further

 


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 793 (File Number 8, AJR 5)ê

 

and the Secretary of Defense be memorialized to consider the establishment of reserves of fuel, food, medicine and other supplies at the following suggested strategic locations within the States of California and Nevada: Bridgeport, Bishop, Tonopah, Goldfield, Ely, Wells, Elko, Winnemucca, Las Vegas, Yerington, Lovelock, Fallon, Mina, Schurz, Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Gerlach and other locations as may be hereafter selected; and be it further

      Resolved, That the President, the Congress of the United States, and the Secretary of Defense be memorialized to consider the problems involved and consider the Federal Government financing such a civil defense program; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each Senator and Representative from Nevada in the Congress of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the commanding general of the Sixth Army at the Presidio in San Francisco, California, the commanding officer of the Naval Ammunition Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada, the commanding officer of the Sierra Ordnance Depot in Herlong, California, the commanding officer of Naval Test Laboratories in Inyokern, California, and the commandants of the Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Naval Districts.

 

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FILE NO. 9, AJR 28 of the Forty-seventh Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 28 of the Forty-seventh Session–Miss Frazier and Mr. Wood

FILE NO. 9

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 2 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[To be voted on in 1958]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 2 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 2.  The sessions of the legislature shall be [biennial,] annual, and shall commence on the third Monday of January [next ensuing the election of members of the assembly,] in each year, unless the governor of the state shall, in the interim, convene the legislature by proclamation.

 

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FILE NO. 10, AJR 26 of the Forty-seventh Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 26 of the Forty-seventh Session–Miss Frazier and Mr. Wood

FILE NO. 10

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Repealing section 29 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[To be voted on in 1958]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 29 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada is hereby repealed.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 794ê

 

FILE NO. 11, AJR 27 of the Forty-seventh Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 27 of the Forty-seventh Session–Miss Frazier and Mr. Wood

FILE NO. 11

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 33 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[To be voted on in 1958]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 33 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 33.  The members of the legislature shall receive for their services a compensation to be fixed by law, and paid out of the public treasury [;] , for not to exceed 60 days during any regular session of the legislature and not to exceed 20 days during any special session convened by the governor; but no increase of such compensation shall take effect during the term for which the members of either house shall have been elected; provided, that an appropriation may be made for the payment of such actual expenses as members of the legislature may incur for postage, express charges, newspapers and stationery, not exceeding the sum of sixty dollars for any general or special session, to each member; and furthermore provided, that the speaker of the assembly, and lieutenant-governor, as president of the senate, shall each, during the time of their actual attendance as such presiding officers, receive an additional allowance of two dollars per diem.

 

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FILE NO. 12, AJR 1

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1–Mr. Hendel

FILE NO. 12

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to grant federal loans to needy students for graduate studies and provides for repayment over 20 years.

 

      Whereas, Numbers of our young people are prevented from pursuing graduate courses of study because of lack of funds; and

      Whereas, In the interest of national defense the Federal Government would profit from increased education for certain students; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States be, and the same hereby is, memorialized to authorize federal loans to needy college or university students for the pursuit of graduate studies when the following conditions are met: Need for such assistance; and graduation from a basic college course, and certification by the college that the student is qualified for higher training; and repayment, with interest, over a 20-year period; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be forwarded by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of the Nevada Congressional delegation.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 795ê

 

FILE NO. 13, SJR 8

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8–Senators Black, Brown, Cord, Crumley, Frank, Gallagher, Johnson, Lamb, Lattin, Lemaire, Leutzinger, Lovelock, McGowan, Seevers, Settelmeyer, Slattery and Whitacre.

FILE NO. 13

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Commending the Boy Scouts of America and supporting the 1957 Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge.

 

      Whereas, The Boy Scouts of America, one of the greatest character-building institutions in the world, is holding its Fourth National Jamboree, at Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, July 12 to 18, 1957; and

      Whereas, Based upon the experience of the three prior national jamborees held under the auspices of the Boy Scouts of America it has been proven that there are innumerable benefits to the boyhood of America through such national jamborees, such as:

      1.  An unforgettable Scouting experience for approximately 50,000 American boys;

      2.  An opportunity to see some of the wonderful country in which we live, and visit historic shrines located at Valley Forge and at Washington, D. C., and in places en route and returning from the jamboree;

      3.  A practical method of teaching Americanism, good citizenship, and leadership training;

      4.  A realistic opportunity to teach Boy Scouts the value of the Scout Law-A Scout is Thrifty, and encourage him to earn his own way to the jamboree; and

      5.  For an unrivaled opportunity to accelerate the whole character-building program of the Boy Scouts of America; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Legislature of the State of Nevada, in full recognition of the success of the Boy Scouts of America, earnestly requests the Congress of the United States, state legislatures, state executive officers, boards of county commissioners, city councils, and other governmental bodies and officers to give the fullest support and endorsement to the Boy Scouts of America and the Fourth National Jamboree to be held at Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, July 12 to 18, 1957; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be hereby directed to transmit copies of this resolution to each Senator and Representative from Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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FILE NO. 14, SJR 3

Senate Joint Resolution No. 3–Senator Leutzinger

FILE NO. 14

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Nevada’s congressional delegation and the Atomic Energy Commission to endeavor to have established in the Eureka County area of eastern Nevada an experimental power generating reactor plant.

 

      Whereas, The proven lead, zinc and silver ore bodies in the Eureka mining district in Eureka County, Nevada, cannot be profitably mined for the lack of an economical means of pumping water from mine shafts; and

 


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 796 (File Number 14, SJR 3)ê

 

mined for the lack of an economical means of pumping water from mine shafts; and

      Whereas, Vast agricultural lands with shallow water tables lay dormant, awaiting resourceful means of irrigation; and

      Whereas, Encouraged by the inspiration of U. S. Senator George Malone, an extensive field exploration was made in the summer of 1952 of the mammoth acreage of public domain in the Eureka County area of Nevada by a renowned scientist for the Atomic Energy Commission and presently the director of the Economic Development Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission; and

      Whereas, At the cessation of the investigation, this renowned scientist expressed high satisfaction of the Eureka County area for the establishment of an experimental power generating reactor plant; and

      Whereas, The titanic need for a power generating reactor plant for eastern Nevada is manifest; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the State of Nevada’s congressional delegation and the Peacetime Use Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission be, and it is hereby, memorialized to introduce and endeavor to pass legislation for the establishment of an experimental power generating reactor plant in the Eureka County area of eastern Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada is directed to transmit certified copies of this resolution to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NO. 15, SJR 4

Senate Joint Resolution No. 4–Senators Slattery and Leutzinger

FILE NO. 15

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Nevada congressional delegation to discard the proposal of the Secretary of the Army that Army National Guard enlistees be required to undergo 6 months active duty training and urges legislation providing a more realistic program of active duty.

 

      Whereas, The Army National Guard of the State of Nevada has attained the unprecedented peacetime strength of 950; and

      Whereas, The Army National Guard of the State of Nevada is organized into 19 units and organizations located in 11 communities in this great state; and

      Whereas, The Army National Guard of the State of Nevada is the exclusive military force of this state and under the command of the governor; and

      Whereas, The Secretary of the Army has directed that all nonprior service enlistees of the Army National Guard of this state be required to undergo a period of 6 months active duty training with the United States Army as a condition precedent to their enlistment; and

      Whereas, This requirement is unreasonable, unrealistic, exceedingly detrimental to the Army National Guard of the State of Nevada and will cause a serious reduction in the strength thereof; and


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 797 (File Number 15, SJR 4)ê

 

      Whereas, A similar requirement applied to the Army Reserve has failed materially to attract any significant number of young men into that component despite herculean efforts by the Department of Defense and the Department of the Army and the expenditure of millions of dollars in an effort to overcome opposition thereto; and

      Whereas, The 6-month active duty training program can be accomplished in approximately 3 months with efficient organization and the omission of unnecessary features; and

      Whereas, A 3-month active duty basic training program as a condition of enlistment is acceptable to the Army National Guard, and would encounter little if any opposition from industry, educators, religious groups and the parents and the young men of the Nation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada views with great alarm and disapproval the unwarranted and ill-advised proposals of the Secretary of the Army, and that the congressional delegation of the State of Nevada be, and it hereby is, memorialized to introduce and endeavor to seek legislative action that will provide a more realistic program of active duty basic training for the Army National Guard; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to transmit properly certified copies of this resolution to the National Guard Bureau, the Secretary of the Army and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NO. 16, AJR 2

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2–Mr. Hendel

FILE NO. 16

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to enact legislation adopting the Beam Plan for the benefit of the domestic gold industry.

 

      Whereas, In 1934, with the passage of the United States Gold Act and the creation of the International Monetary Fund, the gold standard was abolished and restrictions were placed on the possession and use of gold which seriously threatened its historic mission as the bulwark of our monetary system; and

      Whereas, The price of gold was fixed at $35 per fine ounce, which price has remained stationary since despite greatly increased costs of production, and two tragic results have followed. The first has been the deterioration of our domestic straight gold mining industry, with 95 percent of the mines forced to close because of the unrealistic price established for gold by the Federal Government. The second result has been the lifting of safeguards inherent in the gold standard designed to prevent unbridled manipulation of credit and inflationary practices; and

      Whereas, The basic problem is to find a method to augment our gold reserve by increasing domestic production which cannot be answered by rescission of the United States Gold Act of 1934 or the setting of another and higher arbitrary price for gold; and


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 798 (File Number 16, AJR 2)ê

 

      Whereas, The Beam Plan proposed by L. Mills Beam offers an enormous potential for domestic gold production by proposing that the United States Mint receive gold for processing as now, but that it return to the producer upon request, coins from his gold, stamped by content of gold, rather than by value, such as “one ounce” and “one-half ounce.” The plan applies only to newly mined gold. The gold producer then may keep, sell or use his coins on an open market at whatever price it may bring; but one change in the present structure must be made in order to restore the law of supply and demand to gold as a commodity, and that is to terminate the United States Treasury’s practice of selling gold to private industry and to the arts; and

      Whereas, The request of the gold mining industry for this basic change is fully within the rights and privileges granted to American citizens by the Constitution, and will terminate the present unique discriminatory policy directed against those who produce gold as the one commodity; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States be, and it is hereby, memorialized to enact legislation immediately to encompass and include the principles of the Beam Plan proposed by L. Mills Beam which is the only hopeful outlook across an otherwise dim horizon for our gold mining industry; and be it further

      Resolved, That a duly certified copy of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and to the United States Senators and Congressman from the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NO. 17, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senators Slattery and Settlemeyer

FILE NO. 17

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Relating to a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first land survey in Death Valley.

 

      Whereas, Matters of historic and national importance are fitting subjects for commemorative issues of United States postage stamps; and

      Whereas, This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most difficult land surveys, that of the land survey of the great Death Valley; and

      Whereas, This survey is now used to delineate the Death Valley National Monument, one of the most unique of all our national monuments, which monument was established in 1933 with a total acreage of 1,864,898 acres, of which 115,240 acres are in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Not only has the proposal to issue such a commemorative stamp received the wholehearted support of citizens from all walks of life who have learned to love the unique and magnificent grandeur of Death Valley and who especially appreciate the tremendous undertaking of those original surveyors, but is also supported by the Honorable Governors of the State of Nevada and of the State of California; now, therefore, be it

 


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of Death Valley and who especially appreciate the tremendous undertaking of those original surveyors, but is also supported by the Honorable Governors of the State of Nevada and of the State of California; 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 respectfully memorializes the President, the Congress of the United States, and the Postmaster General to provide for a commemorative stamp honoring the 100th anniversary of the first land survey of Death Valley; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of the senate shall transmit suitably prepared copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Postmaster General, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to each Senator and Representative from Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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FILE NO. 18, SJR 13

Senate Joint Resolution No. 13–Senator Crumley

FILE NO. 18

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the legislatures of the States of Idaho and Oregon to designate special committees to meet with a special joint committee of the Nevada legislature for the purpose of discussing mutual interstate problems on workmen’s compensation.

 

      Whereas, There is a growing exchange of business and commerce between the States of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada, which involves the temporary employment of workers in states other than the domicile of the employees; and

      Whereas, Due to certain deficiencies in the workmen’s compensation laws of Idaho and Oregon, employers in these states and Nevada must carry workmen’s compensation insurance in each state in which their employees work, even on a temporary basis, to avoid possible prosecution for noncompliance with the respective state laws; and

      Whereas, Failure of the employer to carry coverage in all states also raises the possibility of such employer being liable to civil actions in the event of an accident which occurs outside of the home state, even though the workmen’s compensation laws of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada all provide that the benefits of each state follow the employees when temporarily employed in another state; and

      Whereas, The existing situation is causing undue hardships on the business interests of the respective states and presents the possibility of serious difficulties for many employers who are unaware of the routine of the requirements of the respective state laws; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislatures of the States of Idaho and Oregon be memorialized to designate special committees to meet with a special joint committee of the Nevada legislature for the purpose of discussing mutual interstate problems on workmen’s compensation; and be it further


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      Resolved, That the aforesaid committees meet on or before March 1, 1957, at a place agreed upon by members of the committees; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be authorized and directed to transmit properly certified copies of this resolution to the President of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of each of the States of Idaho and Oregon.

 

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FILE NO. 19, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Senator Leutzinger

FILE NO. 19

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Senator Edgar Sadler.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned with deepest sorrow of the death of former Senator Edgar Sadler, son of the ninth governor of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, When Senator Sadler was summoned to joint that innumerable caravan where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death, Nevada suffered an irreparable loss; and

      Whereas, Mr. Sadler, following the leadership of his courageous father, stepped into the political arena at an early age and proved himself to be a hard-fighting and sound-thinking man dedicated to the good of mankind; and

      Whereas, Mr. Sadler took an active part in Eureka County politics and served in the state assembly for a number of sessions and in 1934 he was named state senator; and

      Whereas, As past president of the Eureka County Farm Bureau, Mr. Sadler was a lifelong member of the Eureka Lodge No. 16 F. and A. M. of Nevada and a member of the Royal Arch Masons of Nevada at Fallon; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the condolences of the members of the 48th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are hereby noted over the passing of an outstanding public figure, and our sympathies are extended to his widow, Mrs. Sadler, her two sons and daughter, and all other surviving relatives of the deceased; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the senate and assembly, that copies be delivered to Mrs. Sadler, and that when the respective bodies adjourn today, they do so in memory of this distinguished servant of the people of the State of Nevada.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 801ê

 

FILE NO. 20, SJR 6

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6–Senators Lamb and Brown

FILE NO. 20

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the United States Bureau of Public Roads to designate a portion of U. S. Highway 93 as part of the U. S. highway primary system.

 

      Whereas, Extensive publicity has been in the past and is being given by the “Five States Highway Association” and by the various states, counties, cities and towns situated along the route of U. S. Highway 93 and by others, which publicity outlines the advantages of travel on such highway; and

      Whereas, U. S. Highway 93, also known as “North American Highway,” has been and now is becoming more and more extensively used and traveled by business persons and tourists; and

      Whereas, Improvement of U. S. Highway 93 and increased travel thereon will tend to bring increased revenue to the cities and towns along U. S. Highway 93 and over an extensive portion of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The placement of U. S. Highway 93 on the United States highway primary system will enable and assist the “Five States Highway Association,” states, counties, municipalities, and others to better advertise such highway, and, specifically, to enable them to advertise same as a “First Line Highway”; and

      Whereas, The improvement of U. S. Highway 93 will materially assist in relieving any traffic problem existing on U. S. Highway 91; and

      Whereas, The placement of that section of U. S. Highway 93 hereinafter mentioned on the U. S. highway primary system will, in effect, make more highway money available for the general betterment of other roads in Clark and Lincoln Counties; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the United States Bureau of Public Roads take all steps necessary to designate that portion of U. S. Highway 93 between the Gratto Corner in the city of Caliente, County of Lincoln, State of Nevada, and the point of intersection of U. S. Highway 93 and U. S. Highway 91 as part of the U. S. highway primary system; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the United States Bureau of Public Roads, Washington, D. C., and to the United States Senators and Congressman from the State of Nevada.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 802ê

 

FILE NO. 21, SJR 12

Senate Joint Resolution No. 12–Senator Leutzinger

FILE NO. 21

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Director of the Geological Survey to accelerate its activities in the State of Nevada in making surveys and collecting information about mineral and water resources.

 

      Whereas, It has been the policy of the State of Nevada to advertise, publicize, promote and aid in the development of the commercial, industrial, agricultural, mining, and other vital economic interests of this state; and

      Whereas, If Nevada is to encourage the prosperous development and location of industry, business, and commerce within this state, it must collect and disseminate information concerning its mineral and water resources and waterpower potential; and

      Whereas, The Geological Survey was established in the Department of the Interior to collect, distribute and make available information about the mineral and water resources of the nation; and

      Whereas, The Conservation Division of the Geological Survey furnishes to state agencies, individuals, and corporations, pertinent data bearing on the problems of the waterpower, irrigation and water supplies for domestic and industrial use in the public land states, prepares maps and reports for public information concerning operations for the development and production of oil and gas leases on federal lands, and estimates petroleum reserves in public land holdings; and

      Whereas, The Geological Division of the Geological Survey investigates and prepares for publication, studies of mineral deposits, their mode of occurrence and means of discovery, and undertakes physical exploration, drilling and trenching, to guide geologic work; and

      Whereas, The Topographic Division of the Geological Survey is charged with the duty of executing field surveys and preparing maps, charts and bulletins delineating the physical features of land areas in the United States; and

      Whereas, The Water Resources Division of the Geological Survey investigates the quantity, quality, and availability of surface and ground waters in the United States, measures the flow of streams and collects, compiles, and analyzes other basic data relating to surface water resources and investigates the waters that lie below the surface, their source, occurrence, quantity, and their conservation and utilization by means of wells and springs; and

      Whereas, The various divisions of the Geological Survey are behind schedule in making surveys and statewide studies of Nevada’s mineral and water resources, and unless these activities are accelerated this state will be seriously handicapped in competing with other western states for the location of industry; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and the Director of the Geological Survey to take whatever action is necessary to expedite its activities within the State of Nevada in determining the nature and extent of this state’s mineral and water resources; and be it further


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      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada shall transmit certified copies of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, the Director of the Geological Survey, and each Senator and the Representative from the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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FILE NO. 22, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NO. 22

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of Professor Frank C. Newman for services rendered to the 48th session of the Nevada legislature concerning gaming laws.

 

      Whereas, During the present session of the legislature, Professor Frank C. Newman appeared and testified before the assembly committee on judiciary concerning gaming laws; and

      Whereas, A reasonable compensation for such services is the sum of $250; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the state controller be authorized and directed to pay the sum of $250 out of the legislative fund heretofore created to Professor Frank C. Newman, as compensation for professional services rendered during the 48th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NO. 23, SJR 14

Senate Joint Resolution No. 14–Senators Lemaire and Leutzinger

FILE NO. 23

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to resume its responsibility of regulating foreign commerce, and to allow the 1934 Trade Agreements Act to expire in June 1958.

 

      Whereas, The promotion of world trade should be on the basis of fair and reasonable competition and must be done within the principle long maintained that foreign products of underpaid foreign labor shall not be admitted to the country on terms which endanger the American workingmen’s jobs, or American investments; and

      Whereas, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States provides that the Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises and shall regulate foreign commerce; and

      Whereas, The Congress transferred the constitutional responsibility to regulate foreign trade to the executive branch through the 1934 Trade Agreements Act as extended to June 1958, with authority to transfer such responsibility to Geneva under the general agreements on tariffs and trade; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the United States Congress is hereby urged to resume its constitutional responsibility of regulating foreign commerce and the national economy, through the adjustment of duties, imposts and excises, through its agent the Tariff Commission, and to allow the 1934 Trade Agreements Act, which transferred such responsibility to the President, to expire in June 1958; and be it further

 


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excises, through its agent the Tariff Commission, and to allow the 1934 Trade Agreements Act, which transferred such responsibility to the President, to expire in June 1958; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada shall transmit copies of this resolution to each member of the Nevada Congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NO. 24, SJR 18

Senate Joint Resolution No. 18–Senator Leutzinger

FILE NO. 24

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to appropriate sufficient funds to stimulate the production of certain critical minerals, metals and materials indispensable in the construction of jet engines.

 

      Whereas, The mining industry of Nevada is of great importance to the economic welfare of this state (as it is to many other states); and

      Whereas, With the unsettled conditions existing throughout the entire world it is prudent and wise that our country, the United States of America, continue its program of preparedness; and

      Whereas, Bills have been introduced and are now pending in both houses of the Congress, providing for a strong, long range domestic minerals program out of which there should come congressional legislation carrying a sufficient appropriation to carry out a well balanced program which will add to the preparedness program and stimulate the mining industry in the United States in the production of the critical metals, minerals and materials, including antimony, asbestos, beryllium, chromite, cobalt, columbium, tantalum, fluorspar, iron, lead, manganese, mica, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, uranium, and zinc, all being used in the production of jet engines; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the President of the United States and the Congress of the United States be memorialized to effect a long range national domestic minerals program; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state to the President of the United States, to the presiding officer of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to each of the United States Senators and the Representative in Congress from Nevada.

 

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FILE NO. 25, AJR 10

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10–Messrs. Vaughan and McMullen

FILE NO. 25

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to provide a tax exemption for personal property in transit.

 

[To be returned to 1959 Legislature]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 1.  The legislature shall provide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessory, except mines and mining claims, when not patented, the proceeds alone of which shall be assessed and taxed, and when patented, each patented mine shall be assessed at not less than five hundred dollars ($500), except when one hundred dollars ($100) in labor has been actually performed on such patented mine during the year, in addition to the tax upon the net proceeds; shares of stock (except shares of stock in banking corporations), bonds, mortgages, notes, bank deposits, book accounts and credits, and securities and choses in action of like character are deemed to represent interest in property already assessed and taxed, either in Nevada or elsewhere, and shall be exempt. Personal property which is moving in interstate commerce through or over the territory of the State of Nevada, or which was consigned to a warehouse, public or private, within the State of Nevada from outside the State of Nevada for storage in transit to a final destination outside the State of Nevada, whether specified when transportation begins or afterward, shall be deemed to have acquired no situs in Nevada for purposes of taxation and shall be exempt from taxation. Such property shall not be deprived of such exemption because while in the warehouse the property is assembled, bound, joined, processed, disassembled, divided, cut, broken in bulk, relabeled or repackaged. No inheritance or estate tax shall ever be levied, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes.

 

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FILE NO. 26, AJR 9

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 9–Committee on Mines and Mining

FILE NO. 26

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to allow the 1934 Trade Agreements Act to expire on June 30, 1958, so that the regulation of foreign trade and the laying of tariffs and import fees will immediately vest in Congress as the constitution requires and thereby stop the lowering of the American standard of living by the importation of foreign-made goods.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada is aware of the fact that the selective so-called “free trade” policy, adopted by the State Department of the United States under the provisions of the Trade Agreements Act of 1934, is lowering the American living standard through the lowering of wages and is causing unemployment and a subsequent decline of the demand for minerals, agricultural products and other commodities produced in the State of Nevada; and

 


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Trade Agreements Act of 1934, is lowering the American living standard through the lowering of wages and is causing unemployment and a subsequent decline of the demand for minerals, agricultural products and other commodities produced in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The indiscriminate lowering of import fees and tariffs, without regard to the differential between the costs of production due largely to the difference in living standards of this nation and foreign competitive nations, has a demoralizing effect on the mining and agricultural markets of this country and thereby causes unemployment and loss of labor; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is in a particularly vulnerable position in attempting to compete with foreign sweatshop labor because the products produced in Nevada, such as livestock, wool, tungsten, lead, zinc, copper, magnesite, chemicals, manganese, mercury, silicon and many others, are readily importable at a lower cost from sources outside of this country under the so-called reciprocal trade act, all to the great detriment and economic hardship of this state; and

      Whereas, Many mining companies in the State of Nevada are practically shut down and almost all of the zinc miners are out of work and the cattle industry is being endangered because our ranchers cannot compete with the importation of hides, beef or live cattle from Argentina or Mexico; and

      Whereas, The haphazard lowering of the floor under wages and investments represented by the tariffs and import fees destroys American workingmen and shifts their jobs to foreign soil; and, as a result, many of our mines, mills and factories have been closed and our farm production saved only by subsidies; and

      Whereas, Those industries which depend upon the power of Hoover Dam and Davis Dam are in danger because similar products are being imported at a price less than production costs in this state; and

      Whereas, The Nevada wool industry has found it impossible to compete with the importation of wool from Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere; and, for the first time, the wool industry of Nevada is only being saved from destruction by the use of subsidies; and

      Whereas, It is essential to the protection of the American standard of living that world trade should only be on the basis of fair and reasonable competition and based on the principle that foreign products produced by underpaid labor should not be admitted to this country on terms which endanger the living standard of our workers, farmers and miners; and

      Whereas, Article I, section 8, of the Constitution of the United States requires that Congress should lay duties, imposts and excises and regulate foreign commerce, but the Congress of the United States has abrogated its constitutional duties by virtue of the Trade Agreements Act of 1934 by transferring the duty of fixing tariffs to the executive department of the government which has, in turn, carried out policies inconsistent with the welfare of American agriculture, industry, and commerce; and

      Whereas, The free trade policies fostered by the State Department under the 1934 Trade Agreements Act have resulted in our dependence upon foreign nations across one or both major oceans for many of the materials and minerals which we would need to fight a war and to prepare our own defense and thus stifled the initiative to explore, develop and produce such needed materials in our own country; and after having become dependent on foreign sources for critical materials the foreign countries have been able to cause us great embarrassment by manipulation of export permits and fees so that we must bow to their demands and submit to international blackmail; and

 


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upon foreign nations across one or both major oceans for many of the materials and minerals which we would need to fight a war and to prepare our own defense and thus stifled the initiative to explore, develop and produce such needed materials in our own country; and after having become dependent on foreign sources for critical materials the foreign countries have been able to cause us great embarrassment by manipulation of export permits and fees so that we must bow to their demands and submit to international blackmail; and

      Whereas, The United States has in the last several decades only been able to prosper because of war or the threat of war and under this cover of war the industrially inexperienced State Department has been wrecking the national economy by the simple expedient of tampering with tariff or import fees so as to open the door to foreign commodities, which in turn prevents the flow of venture capital into the business stream of the nation even in time of emergency since investors know that when the emergency is over their investment will be destroyed through foreign sweatshop labor competition; and

      Whereas, It is mandatory to the future economical growth and development of this country, and Nevada in particular, that the 1934 Trade Agreements Act be allowed to expire on June 30, 1958, so that Congress can immediately recover its constitutional responsibility to regulate foreign trade through the adjustment of tariffs and import fees, and with such an expiration of the act the so-called trade agreements already made and in effect will in no way be affected but will continue in effect for their full terms; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada most respectfully memorializes the Congress of the United States to stop the dreadful deterrent to American economic well-being and the lowering of our standard of living and that it return to its traditional and constitutional method of fixing tariffs based on the principle of protecting American industry, agriculture and commerce by allowing the 1934 Trade Agreements Act to expire by its own force and limitation on June 30, 1958; and be it further

      Resolved, That until the expiration of the agreement, the Department of State should exercise its powers in fixing tariffs only in accordance with the traditional principles of American policy as set forth in this resolution until such time as the responsibility for regulating foreign commerce be vested where it belongs, in the Congress of the United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress of the United States after June 30, 1958, should set up a flexible import fee which would be based upon fair and reasonable competition administered by a reorganized and experienced tariff commission functioning much in the same manner as the long-established Interstate Commerce Commission so that the market for foreign goods in this country would be based on a fair and reasonable competition with our own agricultural, industrial and mining production; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution, duly certified by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada, be promptly transmitted by him to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce, and to the United States Senators and Congressman from Nevada.


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to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce, and to the United States Senators and Congressman from Nevada.

 

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FILE NO. 27, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Mr. Crawford

FILE NO. 27

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to establish an effective system of federal control of poultry slaughtering, packaging, handling and sale, in a manner similar to the successful control of other meats.

 

      Whereas, There is no compulsory federal inspection and regulation of poultry slaughtering, handling, packaging and sale, and but few states attempt to control this important food industry; and

      Whereas, Sick and unclean poultry is being sold widely for public consumption in the United States with the possibility of spreading such diseases as parrot fever, Newcastle disease, encephalitis and other diseases; and

      Whereas, The danger is vividly demonstrated by 106 seizure actions for the removal of unfit birds from the market by the Pure Food and Drug Administration as a result of a few “spot checks” during 1953 and 1954; 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 urged to establish an effective system of federal control of poultry slaughtering, packaging, handling and sale, in a manner similar to the successful control of other meats, in order that the health of our people might be further protected; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution, duly certified, be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and to our Senators and Congressman in the Congress of the United States.

 

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FILE NO. 28, SJR 15

Senate Joint Resolution No. 15–Senators Seevers and Leutzinger

FILE NO. 28

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Secretary of the Department of Defense, the Senators and Representative from the State of Nevada, the Secretary of the Department of the Navy and the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance of the Department of the Navy to accelerate the integration of nonconventional weapons system (missiles, propellants and nuclear) into the storage and processing facility at the United States Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, and that such industrial plant be immediately and substantially expanded to provide suitable storage and processing facilities for the reoccurringly new family of intermediate range ballistics missiles as well as all other missiles under the cognizance of the Department of the Navy.

 

      Whereas, The United States Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, was selected as the ideal site for the storage and processing of U. S. Navy munitions following the disastrous explosion at Lake Denmark, New Jersey, in 1926, which resulted in untold property damage and loss of life; and

      Whereas, The wisdom, foresight and prudence of the members of the congressional and naval committees which favorably ruled on such site selection for the depot has been amply and effectively demonstrated in Word War II and during the Korean campaign as witness the enviable and important contribution rendered to the defense of the nation by Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, during these conflicts; and

      Whereas, The Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, is strategically located, being far removed from heavily populated areas in the event of disaster, yet, being within the protective range of natural mountainous barriers and friendly aircraft, specifically, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada, Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Fallon, Nevada, and Stead Air Force Base, Reno, Nevada, should there be an urgent requirement for repelling hostile aircraft; and

      Whereas, The Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, enjoys unsurpassed climatic and humidity ranges which contribute to long-range ideal and economical ammunition storage; and

      Whereas, As new, nonconventional weapons and munitions are phased into service use, the old, conventional weapons and munitions with the exception of minimum requirements will undoubtedly be phased out of service; and

      Whereas, The location of the United States Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, is such that it lends itself to rapid railway and truck delivery of munitions to terminal and tidewater points should the need therefor arise; and

      Whereas, Water and electrical energy for large industrial consumption is, or can be made, available and previously acquired real estate is sufficient to provide for large scale plant expansion; and

      Whereas, It appears that substantial economies will result to the Department of Defense if they utilize, expand, modify and take advantage of the facilities at Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, which already represent a multimillion dollar investment by the United States Government; and


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      Whereas, It is desirable from all prudent and judicious defense points of view to have a major nonconventional weapons facility to serve the installations of the several western states, the U. S. Pacific Fleets and the U. S. Far Eastern Fleets and because this need is so clearly and abundantly manifest; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Secretary of the Department of Defense, the State of Nevada’s Congressional delegation, the Secretary of the Department of the Navy and the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance of the Department of the Navy be, and they are hereby, memorialized to collaborate vigorously with a mutual objective of accelerating the integration of the nonconventional weapon system (missiles, propellants and nuclear) into the storage and processing facility at the United States Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada, and further, that appropriate steps be taken for such industrial plant to be immediately and substantially expanded to provide suitable storage and processing facilities for the reoccurringly new family of intermediate range ballistic missiles, the responsibility for which has recently been publicly assigned to the U. S. Navy as well as all other types of missiles under cognizance of the U. S. Navy; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada is directed to transit certified copies of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Defense, each member of the State of Nevada’s Congressional delegation, the Secretary of the Department of the Navy and the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance of the Department of the Navy, and to the Commandant of the 12th Naval District, Admiral John R. Redman, U. S. Navy, Federal Building, San Francisco, and to Captain William J. Richter, U. S. Navy, Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada.

 

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FILE NO. 29, SCR 4

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Senators Seevers, Brown, Whitacre and Lattin

FILE NO. 29

Summary–Authorizes payment of expenses of University of Nevada survey team for attending on the legislature and its committees.

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing payment from the legislative fund of expenses of University of Nevada survey team for attending on the legislature and its committees.

 

      Whereas, During the present session of the legislature certain individuals composing the University of Nevada survey team have been requested to and have attended meetings of the legislature and its committees; and

      Whereas, No provision has been made for payment of the necessary expenses of those individuals in attending such meetings, because of the reversion of certain funds to the general fund; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That those members of the University of Nevada survey team, retained by the legislative commission under the provisions of chapter 284, Statutes of Nevada 1955, who traveled to Carson City for hearings before the legislature or any of its committees during the present session be, and they hereby are, allowed the per diem expense allowance and travel expenses necessarily incurred by reason of such attendance upon the legislature, in an amount provided by law for state officers and employees, to be paid out of the legislative fund heretofore created on claims as other claims against the state are paid.


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before the legislature or any of its committees during the present session be, and they hereby are, allowed the per diem expense allowance and travel expenses necessarily incurred by reason of such attendance upon the legislature, in an amount provided by law for state officers and employees, to be paid out of the legislative fund heretofore created on claims as other claims against the state are paid.

 

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FILE NO. 30, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Senators Lamb, Lemaire, Settelmeyer, Leutzinger, Slattery, Lattin, Black and McGowan

FILE NO. 30

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the senate from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 274.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 274 has passed both houses of the 48th session of the legislature and has been forwarded to the governor; and

      Whereas, The bill requires further study, examination and possible amendment; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada is hereby requested to return to the senate for further consideration Assembly Bill No. 274.

 

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FILE NO. 31, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NO. 31

Summary–Requests the return to the assembly from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 276

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the assembly from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 276.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 276 has passed both houses of the 48th session of the legislature and has been forwarded to the governor; and

      Whereas, The bill requires further study, examination and possible amendment; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada is hereby requested to return to the assembly for further consideration Assembly Bill No. 276.

 

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FILE NO. 32, SCR 5

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Senator Johnson

FILE NO. 32

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of certain persons for services rendered to the 48th session of the Nevada Legislature.

 

      Whereas, During the present session of the legislature the clergy of the city of Carson City, representing various denominations, have rendered daily religious services to the legislature; and


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 812 (File Number 32, SCR 5)ê

 

      Whereas, A reasonable compensation for such services is the sum of $800; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state controller be authorized and directed to pay the sum of $800 out of the legislative fund heretofore created to the following-named individuals and in the respective amounts designated, as compensation for religious services rendered during the 48th session of the Nevada legislature: Rev. Fred A. Rinehart, the sum of $200; Rev. Harold W. Borhauer, the sum of $200; Rev. Dick Houssell, the sum of $200; and Msgr. H. J. M. Wientjes, the sum of $200.

 

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FILE NO. 33, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Messrs. Pozzi, Barnum and Vaughan

FILE NO. 33

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Extending congratulations of the legislature to the University of Nevada survey team.

 

      Whereas, Chapter 284, Statutes of Nevada 1955, provided for a study of the University of Nevada and appropriated $25,000 for the purpose; and

      Whereas, A survey team composed of a director, six long-term consultants, and seven special consultants were appointed to make the study; and

      Whereas, The preparation of the study known as “The University of Nevada: An Appraisal” was a monumental task requiring extensive knowledge, technical ability and dedication of 14 men who had spent their lives in the field of higher education; and

      Whereas, The objectives of the study were to make findings of fact, arrive at judgments in some instances, and make recommendations for the guidance of the legislature, the board of regents, university officials, university faculty, and the people of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, It appears that the report will make a constructive contribution to the solution of the many problems that confront higher education in Nevada and in the nation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby extends sincere congratulations to Dr. Dean E. McHenry, Director, Dr. Robert E. Burns, Dr. G. Homer Durham, Dr. Arnold E. Joyal, Dr. Richard G. Lillard, Dr. Peter H. Odegard, and Dr. Carlton C. Rodee as long-term consultants, and to Mr. M. M. Kelso, Mr. Robert E. Vivian, Mr. Charles F. Park, Jr., Mr. Neil H. Jacoby, Miss Margaret Bridgman, Mr. Carl A. Pettibone, and Mr. J. W. Tippetts as special consultants, upon the completion of the report known as “The University of Nevada: An Appraisal,” and expresses its gratitude and the gratitude of the people of the State of Nevada for this constructive contribution to the solution of the many problems that confront higher education in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to the members of the survey team by the legislative counsel.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 813ê

 

FILE NO. 34, SJR 19

Senate Joint Resolution No. 19–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NO. 34

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States and the Congress of the United States to take appropriate action to cause the appointment of a second United States district judge in and for the District of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The District of Nevada now has two United States district judgeships, one of which is temporary and will expire on April 1, 1957, by reason of the retirement of Honorable Roger T. Foley, leaving the Honorable John R. Ross as the only federal judge in a state comprising 110,000 square miles; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada populationwise is the fastest growing state in the Union; and

      Whereas, The burden of the federal courts, and particularly in Nevada, is ever increasing due to the unprecedented increase in federal legislation, and the many problems of a growing state in which some 87 percent of its area is public domain or controlled by the various military departments of government; and

      Whereas, Las Vegas and Carson City, in which places the federal court now sits, are approximately 500 miles apart, with sparse population between the two places but with highly concentrated areas of population in and about each city; and

      Whereas, Due to the great distances that will necessarily be traveled by one federal judge in his efforts to maintain court calendars both in Carson City and Las Vegas it will be impossible for litigants to have that degree of accessibility to the Nevada federal court as is enjoyed by litigants elsewhere throughout the United States; and

      Whereas, It appears that the additional expense of a migratory federal judge, the transportation of federal prisoners, and other unusual additional costs will total if not exceed the salary of a second federal judge; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the President, Attorney General and Congress of the United States to take appropriate action to cause the appointment of a second United States district judge in and for the District of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be, and hereby is, directed to transmit certified copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and to the Senators and Representative of this state in the Congress of the United States.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 814ê

 

FILE NO. 35, AJR 11

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 11–Messrs. Young, Buckingham, Franklin, Olaeta, Pasquale and Miss Herr

FILE NO. 35

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the department of highways and the Bureau of Public Roads concerning the importance of Nevada State Highway 8A as a connecting route from north central Nevada to northern California.

 

      Whereas, A casual glance at any commercial gasoline company road map will show an area in the western United States which is bound on the west by U. S. Highway 395, on the southwest by U. S. Highway 40, on the east by U. S. Highway 95, and on the north by U. S. Highway 20. The area so bounded is situated for the most part in northwestern Nevada and comprises approximately 38,000 square miles, comparing in size to the State of Indiana, and is not traversed by any route of automotive travel other than “summer” season dirt roads; and

      Whereas, A further look at the map will disclose that nowhere else in the Nation does such a large area remain without any advantages of a highway; and

      Whereas, In the interest of defense, the failure between highway communication with the Pacific coast and the evacuation of the Pacific coast area in case of an emergency attack a new highway known as Winnemucca-to-the-Sea (Nevada State Route 8A extension) should be completed from 10 miles west of Denio, Nevada, westerly via Vya, Nevada, to connect with California State Highway 299 at the California-Nevada state line; and being the route of such low altitude that an all-year highway could be maintained; and

      Whereas, There is grave danger of the blocking of Donner Pass by enemy bombing; and

      Whereas, Donner Pass was closed by a snow blockade for 28 days in January 1952 while Cedar Pass between Cedarville and Alturas, California, was opened all but 4 hours during the same period; and

      Whereas, Cedar Pass is one of the two lowest passes through the Sierra Nevada mountains and relatively few miles of pavement are needed to complete this new highway from Nevada to California; and

      Whereas, There now exists an end of a Federal Aid highway on each side of this unimproved road; and

      Whereas, The completion of this route would give Nevada another connecting link with the great Pacific Northwest whereby additional tourist traffic would have easy access to Nevada, open a new truck route into this area and make it possible for the livestock industry of Nevada to seek new markets in the Pacific Northwest; give cheaper transportation to lumber into northern and eastern Nevada and aid in the development of the Nevada mining industry in this area; and

      Whereas, An origin-destination field study made by the department of highways during the summer of 1956 shows that the mileage from Redding, California, to Winnemucca, Nevada, via Reno, is 391 miles as compared with 377 miles from Redding to Winnemucca via Nevada State Route 8A; Alturas, California, to Winnemucca, Nevada, by way of Reno is 365 miles as compared with 232 miles from Alturas, California, to Winnemucca via Nevada State Route 8A; Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Salt Lake City, Utah, through Reno is 827 miles as compared with 700 miles from Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Salt Lake City via State Route 8A; Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Rock Springs, Wyoming, via Boise, Idaho, is 942 miles as compared with 893 miles from Klamath Falls to Rock Springs via Nevada State Route 8A; now, therefore, be it

 


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 815 (File Number 35, AJR 11)ê

 

Oregon, to Salt Lake City, Utah, through Reno is 827 miles as compared with 700 miles from Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Salt Lake City via State Route 8A; Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Rock Springs, Wyoming, via Boise, Idaho, is 942 miles as compared with 893 miles from Klamath Falls to Rock Springs via Nevada State Route 8A; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the department of highways and the Bureau of Public Roads of the United States be and they are hereby memorialized to take proper action necessary to complete this missing link in the Winnemucca-to-the-Sea Nevada State Route 8A Extension Highway; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be, and he hereby is, directed to transmit copies of this resolution to the United States Bureau of Public Roads, Washington, D. C., and to the Senators and Congressman from the State of Nevada, and the board of directors of the department of highways.

 

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FILE NO. 36, AJR 14

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 14–Committee on Ways and Means

FILE NO. 36

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 3 of article 9 of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[To be returned to 1959 Legislature]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 3 of article 9 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 3.  The state may contract public debts; but such debts shall never, in the aggregate, exclusive of interest, exceed the sum of [one] two per cent of the assessed valuation of the state, as shown by the reports of the county assessors to the state controller, except for the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses, as hereinafter mentioned. Every such debt shall be authorized by law for some purpose or purposes, to be distinctly specified therein; and every such law shall provide for levying an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest semiannually, and the principal within twenty years from the passage of such law, and shall specially appropriate the proceeds of said taxes to the payment of said principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished until the principal and interest of said debts shall have been wholly paid. Every contract of indebtedness entered into or assumed by or on behalf of the state, when all its debts and liabilities amount to said sum before mentioned, shall be void and of no effect, except in cases of money borrowed to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, defend the state in time of war, or, if hostilities be threatened, provide for the public defense.

      The state, notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, may, pursuant to authority of the legislature, make and enter into any and all contracts necessary, expedient or advisable for the protection and preservation of any of its property or natural resources, or for the purposes of obtaining the benefits thereof, however arising and whether arising by or through any undertaking or project of the United States or by or through any treaty or compact between the states, or otherwise.


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of obtaining the benefits thereof, however arising and whether arising by or through any undertaking or project of the United States or by or through any treaty or compact between the states, or otherwise. The legislature may from time to time make such appropriations as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the state under such contracts, and shall levy such tax as may be necessary to pay the same or carry them into effect.

 

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FILE NO. 37, AJR 21

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 21–Messrs. Bailey, Christensen (Washoe), Crawford, Carruthers, Carlson, Fullerton, Valentine, Barnum, Nevin, Buckingham, Olaeta, Revert, Parks, Humphrey, Kean, Sanford, McKissick, Hill, Vaughan, Evans, Franklin, Collins, Schank, Byrne, Duncan and Bleak.

FILE NO. 37

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 3 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[To be returned to 1959 Legislature]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 3 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 3.  1.  The Justices of the Supreme Court, shall be [elected by the qualified electors of the State at the general election, and shall hold office for the term of Six Years from and including the first Monday of January next succeeding their election; Provided, that there shall be elected, at the first election under this Constitution, Three Justices of the Supreme Court who shall hold Office from and including the first Monday of December AD. Eighteen hundred and Sixty four, and continue in Office thereafter, Two, Four and Six Years respectively, from and including the first Monday of January next succeeding their election. They shall meet as soon as practicable after their election and qualification, and at their first meeting shall determine by lot, the term of Office each shall fill, and the Justice drawing the shortest term shall be Chief Justice, and after the expiration of his term, the one having the next shortest term shall be Chief Justice, after which the Senior Justice in Commission shall be Chief Justice; and in case the commission of any two or more of said Justices shall bear the same date, they shall determine by lot, who shall be Chief Justice.] appointed and thereafter elected in the manner prescribed in this section.

      2.  The death, resignation, failure to file for election or reelection, defeat for election or reelection, or failure of confirmation of appointment by the senate, of a justice of the supreme court shall create a vacancy in the office of supreme court justice, and such vacancy shall be filled in the manner required by this section.

      3.  Upon the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of a supreme court justice there shall be designated by the governor a commission, to consist of the chief justice of the supreme court as chairman, and four other persons appointed by the governor, two of whom shall be attorneys at law licensed in Nevada, and two of whom shall not be attorneys, but all of whom must reside in this state.


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      4.  The commission shall recommend to the governor three persons who are qualified for appointment to the vacancy, and from such persons the governor shall appoint one as justice of the supreme court. The name of the person so appointed shall be submitted to the state senate for confirmation of the appointment at the next regular session of the legislature, but the justice of the supreme court so appointed shall be qualified for office notwithstanding the fact that he has not been confirmed by the senate, until the senate has failed to confirm the appointment after it has been submitted to that body.

      5.  If the senate shall, by majority vote, approve the appointment of the governor, the person so appointed shall hold office for the balance of the term of his predecessor in office, or, should such 6-year term already have expired, for the balance of the next following 6-year term. If the senate shall not approve the appointment by the governor, the office of the justice of the supreme court not approved shall be vacant upon the adjournment of that session of the legislature.

      6.  Within 30 days prior to the date established by law as the last day for filing a declaration of candidacy for a member of the assembly, any justice of the supreme court, whose term will expire on the next succeeding 1st Monday in January, may file his declaration of candidacy for election or reelection as justice of the supreme court with the secretary of state. If such justice does file his declaration of candidacy with the secretary of state, his candidacy shall be placed upon the ballot in substantially the following form:

 

                                        For Justice of the Supreme Court

      Shall............................................... be retained in office for an additional

                                (name)

                                      Yes    □

term of 6 years:

                                      No     □

 

and no other candidate for such office shall appear on the ballot.

      7.  If a majority of the ballots cast shall be affirmative, the justice of the supreme court shall hold office for a term of 6 years commencing on the 1st Monday in January next succeeding the election.

      8.  The justice of the supreme court who is senior in commission on such court shall be the chief justice.

      9.  This section shall not affect the term of office of any justice of the supreme court serving at the time of the adoption hereof, and any justice so serving need not be appointed but must only stand for office as provided in subsection 6.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 818ê

 

FILE NO. 38, AJR 20

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 20–Messrs. Pozzi, Barnum and Vaughan

FILE NO. 38

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 14, of article 5 of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[To be returned to 1959 Legislature]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 14, of article 5 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 14.  The governor [, justices of the supreme court, and attorney general, or a major part of them, of whom the governor shall be one,] may, upon such conditions and with such limitations and restrictions as [they] he may think proper, remit fines and forfeitures, commute punishments, and grant pardons, after convictions, in all cases, except treason and impeachments, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons. In lieu of the independent action of the governor in matters of executive clemency, the legislature may provide for a board of pardons to be appointed by the governor and to serve at his pleasure and of which the governor shall serve as chairman. The legislature is authorized to pass laws conferring upon the district courts authority to suspend the execution of sentences, fix the conditions for, and to grant probation, and within the minimum and maximum periods authorized by law, fix the sentence to be served by the person convicted of crime in said courts.

 

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FILE NO. 39, ACR 11

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Washoe County Delegation

FILE NO. 39

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the department of highways to make a study of the feasibility of designating Thomas Creek Road in Washoe County as a secondary road of the state highway system.

 

      Whereas, Extensive residential development has recently taken place in the area south of Reno and west of U. S. 395; and

      Whereas, The increased population residing in such area has materially increased the traffic burden on U. S. 395 in such area; and

      Whereas, Such increased flow of traffic has already necessitated establishment of speed control zones on U. S. 395 despite recent four-laning of such highway; and

      Whereas, The improvement of Thomas Creek Road and other roads in the area west of U. S. 395 might materially reduce the local traffic on U. S. 395; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the department of highways be, and it hereby is, memorialized to make an immediate, thorough and comprehensive study of the advisability and feasibility of the designation of Thomas Creek Road in Washoe County as a secondary road of the state highway system and to make proper allocations of funds for the improvement thereof.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 819ê

 

FILE NO. 40, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NO. 40

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the appreciation of the Nevada legislature for the courtesies extended to its members by the city of Carson City and its officers.

 

      Whereas, The city of Carson City and its board of trustees have courteously afforded to the members of the legislature of the State of Nevada at this 48th session free parking privileges in and on the public streets of the city; and

      Whereas, The gracious manner in which this was tendered has produced a sentiment of appreciation on the part of the members of the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada expresses its sincere appreciation to the city of Carson City and its board of trustees for the many kindnesses and courtesies extended; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the board of trustees of Carson City.

 

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FILE NO. 41, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Mr. Barnum

FILE NO. 41

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the assembly from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 243.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 243 has passed both houses of the 48th session of the legislature and has been forwarded to the governor; and

      Whereas, The bill requires further study, examination and possible amendment; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada is hereby requested to return to the assembly for further consideration Assembly Bill No. 243.

 

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FILE NO. 42, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NO. 42

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing gratitude to the state superintendent of printing and his staff for their work.

 

      Whereas, The 48th session of the legislature has been marked by the introduction of a record number of bills and resolutions; and

      Whereas, The staff of the state printing office and the superintendent have labored long and diligently in keeping up with the work of the legislature and have performed their arduous task courteously and efficiently; and

      Whereas, It is the desire of the 48th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada to express our gratitude to the state superintendent of printing and the entire staff of the state printing office; now, therefore, be it

 


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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 820 (File Number 42, SCR 6)ê

 

the State of Nevada to express our gratitude to the state superintendent of printing and the entire staff of the state printing office; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the 48th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada does hereby express its gratitude to and commends all members of the staff of the state printing office and the superintendent of that office for their careful and efficient work and courteous cooperation in assisting the proceedings of this legislature.

 

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FILE NO. 43, AJR 12

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 12–Messrs. Pozzi, Barnum and Vaughan

FILE NO. 43

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 7 of article XI of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

[To be returned to 1959 Legislature]

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 7 of article XI of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 7.  [The Governor, Secretary of State, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall for the first Four Years and until their successors are elected and qualified constitute a Board of Regents to control and manage the affairs of the University and the funds of the same under such regulations as may be provided by law. But the legislature shall at its regular session next preceding the expiration of the term of Office of said Board of Regents provide for the election of a new Board of Regents and define their duties.] The University of Nevada shall be governed by a board of regents consisting of not less than five members nor more than nine members. The number of members, the method of their election or appointment, and their duties shall be as provided by law.

 

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ê1957 Statutes of Nevada, Page 821ê

 

FILE NO. 44, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Mr. Hose (by request)

FILE NO. 44

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging recognition of the Orthodox Church as a major faith in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The Orthodox Church is a major faith in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Whenever anything is said concerning the major faiths, usually only Protestants, Catholics and Jews are referred to; and

      Whereas, It therefore follows that a religious distinction is being made in omitting the Orthodox Church, which is contrary to the prevailing liberal and democratic spirit of our state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the 48th session of the Nevada legislature does hereby urge recognition of the Orthodox Church as a major faith in the State of Nevada; and that all references to the major faiths now limited to Protestants, Catholics and Jews include the Orthodox Church; and be it further

      Resolved, That individuals and all media of communication are hereby requested to include the Orthodox Church when referring to the major faiths.