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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 489κ

 

Resolutions and Memorials

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FILE NUMBER 1, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Senator Lemaire

FILE NUMBER 1

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Senator Edwin Lauritzen.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with profound sorrow and deepest regret of the passing of Edwin Lauritzen, state senator from Lander County; and

      Whereas, Senator Lauritzen was born in Silver City in 1902, moved to Battle Mountain in 1916 and remained a resident of Nevada throughout his life; and

      Whereas, The senator was a leading figure in the mining industry of Nevada and served as president of his Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union local; and

      Whereas, Mr. Lauritzen served the residents of Lander County as a county commissioner for more than two terms, and, while a county commissioner, aided the people of the state as a member of the state welfare board; and

      Whereas, Edwin Lauritzen acted as the sergeant-at-arms for the senate of the State of Nevada in 1931 and 1933, and was elected as the representative of Lander County to the assembly of the State of Nevada in 1934 and to the senate of the State of Nevada in 1958; and

      Whereas, The people of this state and Mr. Lauritzen’s fellow members in the legislature have experienced a feeling of great loss and grief due to the death of such a beloved public servant; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the sincere and deep sorrow of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada be expressed to the widow and surviving family of the late Senator Edwin Lauritzen; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the senate and assembly, and that when these bodies adjourn today they do so in fond memory of Senator Edwin Lauritzen; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow, the brothers and the sister of the deceased.

 

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FILE NUMBER 2, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Senator Whitacre

FILE NUMBER 2

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late George W. Friedhoff.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned to its great regret of the demise of George W. Friedhoff at 77 years of age on November 18, 1959; and

      Whereas, George Friedhoff represented the people of Lyon County as assemblyman in the legislature of the State of Nevada, serving in 1913 and 1915; and

      Whereas, Mr. Friedhoff served as the state senator from Lyon County for 10 years, from 1925 through 1935, was a member of the senate group which dominated the fiscal policies of the state during that period and in 1933 was president pro tem of the senate; and

      Whereas, He was a member of the Nevada unemployment compensation bureau, state administrator for the Home Owners Loan Corporation and Director of Federal Housing for Nevada; and

      Whereas, Mr. Friedhoff was chairman of the Nevada industrial commission from 1948 until he resigned in 1951 to supervise his ranching and construction interests; and

      Whereas, George Friedhoff will be long remembered for his public deeds and his 40 years of leadership; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the deep sorrow and genuine sympathy of the members of this 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada be expressed to George W. Friedhoff, Jr., his son, and to the other surviving members of his family; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the senate and assembly, and that when these bodies adjourn today they do so in memory of George W. Friedhoff; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to George W. Friedhoff, Jr.

 

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FILE NUMBER 3, SCR 4

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on State Institutions

FILE NUMBER 3

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing expenditure of moneys from the 1960 legislative fund for a charter plane trip to Elko by the senate committee on state institutions to investigate conditions at the Nevada school of industry.

 

      Whereas, The senate committee on state institutions has been informed that an emergency exists at the Nevada school of industry in that there are insufficient housing facilities to provide for inmates who have been committed to such school; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state controller is hereby authorized and directed to pay not more than the sum of $150 from the 1960 legislative fund created by chapter 1, Statutes of Nevada 1960, for a charter plane trip to Elko by the senate committee on state institutions.


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to pay not more than the sum of $150 from the 1960 legislative fund created by chapter 1, Statutes of Nevada 1960, for a charter plane trip to Elko by the senate committee on state institutions.

 

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FILE NUMBER 4, SJR 2

Senate Joint Resolution No. 2–Senators Slattery and Dial

FILE NUMBER 4

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress and the President of the United States to cause to be issued silver dollars commemorating the centennial of the admission of the State of Nevada into the Union.

 

      Whereas, By Act of Congress Nevada was admitted to the Union October 31, 1864; and

      Whereas, During the year 1964, the people of the State of Nevada expect to celebrate, with creditable pageantry and commemoration, the 100th anniversary of the admission of the State of Nevada into the Union; and

      Whereas, Nevada was one of the richest and most famous silver producing areas of all time; and

      Whereas, The revenues resulting from such silver production aided materially in maintaining the integrity of the Union and in the great industrial expansion of the entire country; and

      Whereas, Nevada is known as the Silver State; and

      Whereas, Congress has many times previously authorized the issuance by the United States Treasury of commemorative coins for other 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 Congress of the United States to enact such legislation, and the President of the United States to take such action as may be necessary to issue commemorative silver coins of the denomination of $1, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the admission of the State of Nevada to the Union; and be it further

      Resolved, That such coins be delivered to the Nevada centennial commission upon payment therefor, and that such commission be, and it hereby is, authorized to sell and distribute such coins; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President and Vice President of the United States, 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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FILE NUMBER 5, SJR 3

Senate Joint Resolution No. 3–Senators Slattery and Dial

FILE NUMBER 5

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President of the United States and the Postmaster General to cause to be issued a centennial stamp in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the admission of the State of Nevada into the Union.

 

      Whereas, By Act of Congress Nevada was admitted to the Union October 31, 1864; and

      Whereas, During the year 1964, the people of the State of Nevada will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the admission of the State of Nevada into the Union; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the President and the Postmaster General of the United States be, and hereby are, memorialized and urged to use their good offices to the end that a postage stamp commemorating the centennial of Nevada’s statehood be issued during the year 1964; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President and Postmaster General of the United States and to the Nevada Congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 6, ACR 3

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Mr. Nevin

FILE NUMBER 6

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Joe Farnsworth.

 

      Whereas, On November 5, 1959, the people of the State of Nevada were deeply saddened by the loss of one of their most revered fellow citizens, Joe Farnsworth; and

      Whereas, Joe Farnsworth was born in Virginia City, Nevada, on September 20, 1876, and began his life in public service when he was elected by the people of Storey County to serve as an assemblyman in the 24th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The experience gained as a newsboy and printer on the old Territorial Enterprise qualified Mr. Farnsworth to seek the office of superintendent of state printing; and

      Whereas, After Mr. Farnsworth’s election to such office in 1910, his ability and industriousness were rewarded by continued re-election as superintendent of state printing until his retirement in 1943; and

      Whereas, Joe Farnsworth continued to serve the public as an employee of the Nevada industrial commission from 1943 to 1949 and as labor representative on such commission from 1951 to 1956; and

      Whereas, Mr. Farnsworth’s unselfish devotion to the welfare of the people of this state endeared him to all who knew him; now, therefore, be it


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their profound sorrow and tender their deepest sympathy to the widow and surviving family of Joe Farnsworth; and be if further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the assembly and senate, and that when these bodies adjourn today, they do so in memory of this distinguished public servant; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow, Mrs. Dora Farnsworth.

 

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FILE NUMBER 7, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 7

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Jay H. White.

 

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada suffered a great loss by the death of the dearly beloved and respected Jay H. White, a devoted public servant to his native state from 1907 until his death; and

      Whereas, Mr. White industriously and unselfishly devoted his life to the welfare of his community and state, serving in the capacity of postmaster, county clerk and district attorney of Mineral County, secretary to the late Governor Balzar, adjutant general of the State of Nevada, and director of selective service in Nevada throughout World War II; and

      Whereas, Mr. White’s versatility enabled him to serve with distinction as an officer of the Nevada National Guard from which he retired as a major general in 1947; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the condolences of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada be expressed to his remaining family and surviving relatives; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the senate and assembly of this day in memory of and as a solemn tribute to Jay H. White; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving children of the deceased.

 

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FILE NUMBER 8, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Senator Seevers

FILE NUMBER 8

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the state board of fish and game commissioners to establish a fish hatchery and rearing pond at Schurz, Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The state board of fish and game commissioners has made great strides in maintaining and improving conditions for the fishermen of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Such board has the authority to establish fish hatcheries throughout the state; and

      Whereas, Outdoor recreation is a valuable part of the economy of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The rate of population growth of this state is the highest in the Nation; and

      Whereas, This great increase in population will cause a depletion in our stock of fish; and

      Whereas, Schurz, Nevada, enjoys ideal weather conditions for the breeding of fish and is an ideal location for the service of many of Nevada’s waterways; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state board of fish and game commissioners is hereby memorialized to take proper action necessary to establish a state fish hatchery and rearing pond for cutthroat trout and Sacramento perch at Schurz, Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted to each commissioner of the state board of fish and game commissioners.

 

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FILE NUMBER 9, SCR 5

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Senators Slattery and McGowan

FILE NUMBER 9

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Joe Bliss on being selected “Athlete of the Year” by the Sierra Nevada Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association.

 

      Whereas, Joe Bliss, a graduate of Pershing County High School, became the first Nevadan to win a national collegiate boxing championship when he was named champion of the 139 pound weight division at the National Intercollegiate Boxing Championships held in Reno, Nevada, on April 2, 3 and 4, 1959; and

      Whereas, Joe Bliss, a junior student at the University of Nevada, was a great factor in catapulting the University of Nevada into the front ranks of the major powers in intercollegiate boxing; and

      Whereas, The Sierra Nevada Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association has recognized the outstanding accomplishment of Joe Bliss by naming him “Athlete of the Year” for the year 1959; now, therefore, be it


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extends its congratulations to Joe Bliss on being selected “Athlete of the Year”; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Joe Bliss.

 

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FILE NUMBER 10, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senators Black, Brown, Dial, Dodge, Duffy, Echeverria, Gallagher, Lamb, Lemaire, McGowan, Monroe, Rand, Seevers, Settelmeyer, Slattery, Frank and Whitacre.

FILE NUMBER 10

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Boy Scouts of America and memorializing state officers to support the Boy Scouts of America and Nevada Scout Day.

 

      Whereas, The Boy Scouts of America is one of the greatest character-building institutions in the world; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Area Council and the Boulder Dam Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America are holding their annual Nevada Scout Day in Carson City, Nevada, February 11, 1960; and

      Whereas, It is very heartening to be informed that Boy Scouts in the State of Nevada are eager to spend a day actually taking part in the operations of our state government, and to observe and learn more about the operation of our state government; and

      Whereas, The long-standing custom of state officers participating in the citizenship-training phase of the Nevada Scout Day program has proven to be an invaluable and practical method of teaching Americanism, good citizenship and leadership; and

      Whereas, Nevada Scout Day affords Nevada Scouts and those Scouts of California and Arizona whose memberships are in the above-mentioned councils an opportunity to see some of the wonderful state in which we live and visit many of the historic shrines and state institutions located in Carson City; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commend the Boy Scouts of America for their efforts in teaching Americanism, citizenship and leadership through outstanding programs such as the annual Nevada Scout Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That the state officers in the State of Nevada are hereby memorialized to give the fullest support and endorsement to the Boy Scouts of America and the annual Nevada Scout Day to be held in Carson City, Nevada, February 11, 1960.

 

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FILE NUMBER 11, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Senator Lamb

FILE NUMBER 11

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing congratulations and gratitude to Daniel William Franks upon completion of his 25th year as treasurer of the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Daniel William Franks was born in the city of Pioche, Nevada, on April 30, 1897; and

      Whereas, Daniel William Franks abandoned a promising future in the field of banking to serve the people of his county as county treasurer of Lincoln County, a post which he held for 12 years; and

      Whereas, In order further to serve his county and state, Daniel William Franks successfully sought election to the office of treasurer of the State of Nevada in 1934; and

      Whereas, Daniel William Franks has truly and faithfully performed the many duties required of him as treasurer of our state continuously for over a quarter of a century; and

      Whereas, Daniel William Franks has given more years of service to his state than any other elected state officer presently serving; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby extends to Daniel William Franks its most hearty congratulations upon the completion of his 25th year as state treasurer and expresses to him its gratitude and that of the people of the State of Nevada for his many years of selfless, dedicated and devoted public service; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Daniel William Franks.

 

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FILE NUMBER 12, AJR 1

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1–Mr. Crawford

FILE NUMBER 12

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States, Nevada’s congressional delegation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States Department of the Interior to continue aid to American Indians.

 

      Whereas, The welfare of many American Indians is being sadly neglected; and

      Whereas, The American Indians’ centuries old manner of living was greatly changed without their consent; and

      Whereas, American Indians as an ethnic group have not advanced sufficiently to allow them to compete for jobs in the modern world; and

      Whereas, Any sudden termination of the functions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs would throw too great a burden on the states and their political subdivisions; and


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      Whereas, The care of American Indians has traditionally been a federal function; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States and the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States Department of the Interior are hereby memorialized to continue the present policy of educating and preparing American Indians by means of an increased program of vocational education, better housing and better health care; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress of the United States and the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States Department of the Interior are hereby memorialized to assist American Indians by leasing Indian lands, with approval of the Tribal Council or a vote of the Indian people whom it would affect, to outside capital which will lead to the development of such lands, foster the employment of American Indians and increase the income of the American Indians through rental moneys; and be it further

      Resolved, That the congressional delegation of the State of Nevada is hereby memorialized to take such positive action as is proper and necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this resolution; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and transmitted forthwith to the Vice President of the United States, Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States Department of the Interior.

 

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FILE NUMBER 13, ACR 9

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Miss Frazier

FILE NUMBER 13

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging boards of trustees, school administrators and educators to improve the standards of instruction in the public schools.

 

      Whereas, The public school system is the most vital function of government in preparing for the future and in establishing the front line of national defense; and

      Whereas, The members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada, as legislators and citizens, desire that the standard of instruction in our public schools be raised; and

      Whereas, Although great strides have been made by our educators and school administrators, there is still room for improvement; and

      Whereas, Intelligent planning, hard work and dedication to duty on the part of educators, school administrators and boards of trustees are as necessary to improvement as adequate financing; and

      Whereas, Although entertainment features have their place in maintaining student morale, it is also true that students can and should obtain entertainment and satisfaction from work well done; and

 


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should obtain entertainment and satisfaction from work well done; and

      Whereas, The “three R’s” still form the foundation upon which students must rely in achieving their goals and ambitions; and

      Whereas, The quality of education depends upon the quality of educators, and young and qualified people should constantly be encouraged to adopt teaching as their profession; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That boards of trustees and school administrators be encouraged to require students to devote more time and attention to basic studies, particularly the writing and speaking of the English language, and to make plans for the use of visual aids, such as television and motion pictures, whereby one teacher can reach more pupils; and be it further

      Resolved, That multipurpose classrooms be adopted as the basic type of classroom in future building plans; and be it further

      Resolved, That boards of trustees, school administrators and educators make even greater efforts in their attempts to improve the standards of instruction in the public schools; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the president of each board of trustees of a school district and to each county superintendent in the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 14, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 14

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing appreciation of legislature to Bill Harrah for an enjoyable evening of entertainment at the beautiful South Shore Room on lovely Lake Tahoe.

 

      Whereas, The members of the legislature were invited to spend an evening at Bill Harrah’s beautiful new South Shore Room at Lake Tahoe; and

      Whereas, On Sunday, February 14, 1960, many legislators accepted this generous invitation; and

      Whereas, The legislature and its staff was feted most lavishly to an evening of fine food and excellent entertainment; and

      Whereas, This was the first time many of the members of the legislature had had an opportunity to see and enjoy the many facilities of the incomparable new South Shore Room which will attract many visitors to Nevada; and

      Whereas, The few moments of enjoyable relaxation enabled all who attended to resume their duties fully refreshed; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the appreciation and gratitude of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are hereby extended to Bill Harrah and the members of his staff for their hospitality and many thoughtful courtesies; and be it further

 


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and the members of his staff for their hospitality and many thoughtful courtesies; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Bill Harrah.

 

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FILE NUMBER 15, SCR 8

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Senator Lemaire

FILE NUMBER 15

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late state Senator Noble Hamilton Getchell.

 

      Whereas, The members of this body have learned with deep sorrow and sincere regret of the death of the former senator from Lander County, the Honorable Noble H. Getchell; and

      Whereas, This great leader in the nation’s mining industry enjoyed a 50-year career in mining which extended from the Arctic to Mexico and from Newfoundland to California; and

      Whereas, He began his mining career in Nevada by developing the famous Betty O’Neal mine near Battle Mountain and later established one of the world’s greatest gold and tungsten producers at Kelly Creek in Humboldt County; and

      Whereas, Mr. Getchell’s first service to the public was as a state senator in the Arizona legislature in 1917; and

      Whereas, This great public servant represented the people of Lander County and the State of Nevada as state senator from 1923 to 1942 and as a member of the state fish and game commission for 12 years; and

      Whereas, Mr. Getchell’s achievements are of an infinite number, any one of which most men never realize in a lifetime; and

      Whereas, This body wishes to recognize the sum total of all such achievements by stating that Mr. Getchell was one of the most illustrious Nevadans in history; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the condolences of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to the widow, Mrs. Louise Getchell, 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, and that when these bodies adjourn today they do so in memory of the late Noble H. Getchell; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow of the deceased.

 

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FILE NUMBER 16, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Committee on Ways and Means

FILE NUMBER 16

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Director of the Budget Neil D. Humphrey

 

      Whereas, The Honorable Neil D. Humphrey has during the past year performed his duties as director of the budget of the State of Nevada in an outstanding manner; and

      Whereas, Mr. Humphrey has made a comprehensive and extensive investigation and analysis of the budgetary operations of the state which will benefit the citizens of Nevada through more efficient financial administration; and

      Whereas, Neil D. Humphrey has assisted the governor of the State of Nevada in preparing in a most comprehensive manner a budget for the fiscal year of 1960-1961; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the appreciation and gratitude of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada be expressed to Neil D. Humphrey for his efforts and achievements as director of the budget and for the service he is rendering to the State of Nevada and its citizens; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mr. Neil D. Humphrey.

 

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FILE NUMBER 17, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Messrs. Bleak, Evans, Dieleman, Bissett, Harmon, Collins, Pasquale, Hunter, Giomi, Pozzi, Bunker, Swackhamer, Gibson, Christensen (Clark), Parks, Crosby, Monaghan, Christensen (Washoe), and Misses Frazier and Herr

FILE NUMBER 17

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring the display and sale of obscene literature to be injurious to the morals of the youth of Nevada and directing law enforcement officers to enforce the provisions of NRS 201.250.

 

      Whereas, Section 201.250 of the Nevada Revised Statutes makes the display and sale of obscene literature a misdemeanor; and

      Whereas, Many obscene publications may be found offered for sale on public racks throughout the state; and

      Whereas, Any minor may purchase such publications with little or no difficulty; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the display and sale of obscene literature are hereby declared to be injurious to the morals of the youth of Nevada and to contribute greatly to the delinquency of minors; and be it further

      Resolved, That all law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the state are hereby directed to be vigilant in the enforcement of the provisions of NRS 201.250; and be it further


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      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be prepared and copies transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Nevada State District Attorneys’ Association, the Nevada Sheriffs’ Association, the Nevada Peace Officers’ Association, the Western Nevada Peace Officers’ Association and the Eastern Nevada Peace Officers’ Association.

 

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FILE NUMBER 18, SCR 10

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Senator Duffy

FILE NUMBER 18

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late George Wingfield, Sr.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with the most profound sorrow of the death of George Wingfield, Sr.; and

      Whereas, Mr. Wingfield was one of the greatest influences on the political and financial history of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Mr. Wingfield has made infinite and everlasting contributions to the State of Nevada, his home since the year 1896; and

      Whereas, The mining, ranching and banking industries of the State of Nevada owe a perpetual debt of gratitude to the late George Wingfield, Sr., for his tremendous foresight, ability and genius; and

      Whereas, The character, integrity, intelligence and initiative of George Wingfield, Sr., will be a constant and mighty example to the people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the deep sorrow and regret of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada be expressed to Mrs. Roxy Thoma Wingfield, his widow, to Mr. George Wingfield, Jr., his son, to Mrs. W. Coy Filmer, his daughter, and to his remaining family, over the irreparable loss of an outstanding public figure; and be it further

      Resolved, That the written form of this resolution be spread upon a memorial page of the journals of the senate and assembly; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mrs. Roxy Thoma Wingfield, Mr. George Wingfield, Jr., and Mrs. W. Coy Filmer.

 

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FILE NUMBER 19, SJR 1

Senate Joint Resolution No. 1–Senator Gallagher

 

[To be returned to 1961 Legislature]

FILE NUMBER 19

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to taxation, by adding a new section allowing the legislature to exempt property of members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States from taxation.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended by adding thereto a new section which shall read as follows:

      Sec. 3.  In addition to any exemptions from taxation provided for in section 1 of this article, the legislature may by general law exempt from taxation, in an amount which the legislature may determine, property of persons who have served, at such times as the legislature may determine, in the Armed Forces of the United States.

 

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FILE NUMBER 20, SJR 5

Senate Joint Resolution No. 5–Senator Lamb

FILE NUMBER 20

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to permit the Director of the Mint to furnish blueprints or parts to put Carson City mint press in operable condition to strike silver medallions.

 

      Whereas, The Carson City mint, established in 1870, at one time led all mints in coining domestically produced gold and silver; and

      Whereas, Carson City minted double eagles, eagles, half-eagles, dollars, trade dollars, halves, quarters, 20-cent pieces called “short bits,” dimes and pennies, including the last trade dollar and the last silver “Morgan” dollar ever minted; and

      Whereas, After coinage was discontinued at the mint in 1893, the building became a federal assay office, and, after purchase by the people of the State of Nevada, is now the Nevada state museum, wherein the Carson City mint press is prominently displayed; and

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada desire to operate the Carson City mint press in the state museum to strike silver medallions commemorating the Silver State, to dramatize the prestige of the precious metal, to perpetuate the prized and historic “CC” mint mark and to strike medals for other western states seeking to stimulate their mining industries; and

      Whereas, Heretofore the Federal Government has refused to release the blueprints or the several parts necessary again to put the mint press into operation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized to permit the Director of the Mint or other appropriate officer to furnish the board of directors of the Nevada state museum with blueprints or the parts with which to put the Carson City mint press in operating condition; and be it further

 


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the board of directors of the Nevada state museum with blueprints or the parts with which to put the Carson City mint press in operating condition; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 21, AJR 4

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4–Messrs. Giomi, Pasquale, Young, Bleak, Hunter and Parks

FILE NUMBER 21

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to prepare adequate state water rights legislation.

 

      Whereas, Despite repeated congressional recognition in many statutes, such as the Federal Power Act, the Desert Land Act, and, more recently, the Water Supply Act of 1958, that the states have and should have the primary interest and responsibility for the control and coordination of water use, a series of judicial decisions in the last decade and a half has cast some doubt on the authority of the states to perform their appropriate tasks in this field, and has suggested the possibility of unlimited federal prerogatives concerning water which casts doubt on the basis of vested water rights and weakens the ability of the states successfully to coordinate water development; and

      Whereas, Factors involved in water development are peculiarly dependent on local geography, climate and economic needs and are consequently best handled within our federal system by the state level of government; and

      Whereas, The traditional role of the states in the administration, conservation and utilization of their water resources has led in the direction of optimum harmonious development of these water resources; and

      Whereas, Federal agencies which have complied with state water laws in obedience to the expressed intent of Congress have not thereby jeopardized any of the legitimate interests of the Federal Government; and

      Whereas, Doubts raised by these judicial decisions as to the basis of vested water rights, present and future, and doubts as to the relationships between the federal and state governments will, without corrective congressional action, tend to delay much-needed water development for an indefinite time and discourage the states in their efforts to make such needed improvements in their facilities for water resource planning and development; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized to enact legislation in unmistakable and effective terms to provide that the states shall have primary responsibility and authority for the administration and development of water resources within their boundaries; that such law be so clear and unambiguous as to be incapable of evasion by either executive order or judicial interpretations; and that such law require every agency, permittee, licensee and employee of the Federal Government, as a condition precedent to the taking or use of any water, to acquire a right to the use thereof in conformity with state laws and procedures relating to the control, appropriation, use or distribution of such water; and be it further

 


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the states shall have primary responsibility and authority for the administration and development of water resources within their boundaries; that such law be so clear and unambiguous as to be incapable of evasion by either executive order or judicial interpretations; and that such law require every agency, permittee, licensee and employee of the Federal Government, as a condition precedent to the taking or use of any water, to acquire a right to the use thereof in conformity with state laws and procedures relating to the control, appropriation, use or distribution of such water; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized to enact legislation defining the waters originating on federally owned or controlled lands which contribute to flowing or moving surface or ground waters, and thereby eliminate the doubts created by recent judicial decisions, and clarify the relations of the federal and state governments in the water field, so as to minimize litigation and delays and allow water development by the federal and state governments to proceed on a harmonious basis; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 22, AJR 5

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Messrs. Crawford, Crosby and Christensen (Washoe)

FILE NUMBER 22

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Nevada Congressional delegation and certain officers of the Federal Government to take action to prevent termination of the federal trust of Indian lands in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The Secretary of the Interior has publicly stated that he did not intend to force upon any Indian group a plan to terminate the federal trust of Indian wards and lands which the majority of the Indians did not understand and favor; and

      Whereas, The Indian tribes of Nevada have not indicated an acceptance of a termination of their wardship by the Federal Government; and

      Whereas, The economic level of the Indians in Nevada is very low and many are barely able to exist upon reservations; and

      Whereas, Neither the education nor the financial ability of Nevada’s Indians has progressed sufficiently for it to be desirable to terminate the federal trusteeship of, and the restrictions against alienation on, Indian lands in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, A termination of the federal trust would thrust upon the Indian people of this state an added hardship and might well be ruinous for them as a group; and

      Whereas, A termination would leave Nevada’s unprepared Indians prey to an unscrupulous element which would attempt to deprive the Indians of the little they have left, the land allotted to them by the Federal Government; now, therefore, be it

 


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prey to an unscrupulous element which would attempt to deprive the Indians of the little they have left, the land allotted to them by the Federal Government; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That each member of Nevada’s Congressional delegation is hereby memorialized to take such positive action as he may deem necessary to prevent a termination of the federal trust of Indian lands in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby memorialized to use his power under 25 U.S.C. § 348 and Executive Order 10250 of June 5, 1951, 16 F.R. 5385, to extend the period of federal trust of Indian lands in the State of Nevada, and to refrain from removing the restrictions on the alienation of such lands; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are hereby memorialized to refrain from imposing such termination until the Indians are prepared for and have approved it, and to enforce such policy at the local levels in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and transmitted forthwith to the United States Senators and the Representative from the State of Nevada, to the Secretary of the Interior and to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the United States Department of the Interior.

 

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FILE NUMBER 23, AJR 2

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2–Messrs. Pasquale and Buckingham

FILE NUMBER 23

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Nevada’s congressional delegation to take action to obtain funds for the paving of the road into Kings River Valley, Humboldt County.

 

      Whereas, The Kings River Valley in Humboldt County is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, A hindrance to the growth of the Kings River Valley and a burden on the present population are the high rates for truck transportation due to the poor condition of the road into the valley; and

      Whereas, Paving the road into Kings River Valley would help to alleviate the problems of school transportation and other transportation in the valley; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the members of the Nevada congressional delegation are hereby memorialized to take every necessary and proper measure in their power toward securing federal funds to pave the road into Kings River Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 506κ

 

FILE NUMBER 24, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Messrs. Bay, Collins and Seifers

FILE NUMBER 24

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Extending sympathy to Assemblyman Evan DeSpain on the death of his father, Mr. Ira DeSpain.

 

      Whereas, The members of this legislature have learned with deepest regret of the passing, on February 17, 1960, of Mr. Ira L. DeSpain, beloved father of Assemblyman Evan DeSpain; and

      Whereas, This body sincerely regrets the deep sorrow Assemblyman Evan DeSpain is presently experiencing; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, The Senate concurring, That the sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to Mr. Evan DeSpain; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the assembly and the senate.

 

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FILE NUMBER 25, SCR 11

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Senators Lamb, Black, Brown, Dial, Dodge, Duffy, Frank, Echeverria, Gallagher, Lemaire, Monroe, Rand, McGowan, Seevers, Settelmeyer, Slattery and Whitacre.

FILE NUMBER 25

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the senate from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 131.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 131 has passed both houses of the 50th 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. 131.

 

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FILE NUMBER 26, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Mr. Evans

FILE NUMBER 26

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the intention of the legislature that the Nevada school of industry remain at Elko, Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada school of industry has been located at Elko, Nevada, since 1913; and

      Whereas, There are 432 acres composing the grounds of the Nevada school of industry with buildings and appurtenances located thereon; and

      Whereas, The cost of moving the Nevada school of industry would greatly exceed the cost of repair and rehabilitation of the existing facilities; and

 


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greatly exceed the cost of repair and rehabilitation of the existing facilities; and

      Whereas, It is necessary and proper that state institutions should be dispersed throughout the various counties of the state; and

      Whereas, It is necessary that the Nevada school of industry be located near a city in order to provide schools, housing and recreation for the staff members and their dependents; and

      Whereas, It is beneficial to the children in the school to be located in an area which will provide the best atmosphere in which the purposes of the school may be accomplished; and

      Whereas, Elko County is better able to provide such facilities than the more populous areas which are already overcrowded; 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 expresses its intention that the Nevada school of industry shall remain at its present location in Elko, Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 27, SCR 13

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Senator Slattery

FILE NUMBER 27

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Storey County High School basketball team on being victorious in 35 consecutive games.

 

      Whereas, The basketball team representing Storey County High School has been victorious in every game played since the first game of the 1958-1959 season; and

      Whereas, The amazing string of 35 consecutive victories has brought to the “Muckers” two league championships, one state championship and the respect of every basketball team representing a school in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The ability displayed by the members of the team from Virginia City is a tribute to their coach, Frank Jordan; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extends its congratulations to the Storey County High School basketball team and its coach, Frank Jordan, on being victorious in 35 consecutive games; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Storey County High School.

 

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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 508κ

 

FILE NUMBER 28, ACR 15

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Messrs. Seifers and Collins

FILE NUMBER 28

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Osmond George Bates.

 

      Whereas, On Sunday, the 28th day of February, 1960, the people of the State of Nevada suffered a great loss by the death of one of our most beloved and respected citizens, Osmond George Bates; and

      Whereas, O. G. Bates, who was born in Salem, Missouri, on March 11, 1879, moved to Nevada in 1906 and through his industry, integrity and faith in the people of Nevada, became one of our state’s business and banking leaders; and

      Whereas, Through his active participation in banking, merchandising and ranching, Mr. Bates contributed greatly to development of the economy of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The profound love and gratitude of the people of Nevada will forever stand as a living memorial to O. G. Bates; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the deep sorrow of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada be expressed to Mrs. Osmond G. Bates and to the other members of the family; and be it further

      Resolved, That the written form of this resolution be indelibly spread upon a memorial page of the journals of the assembly and senate as a tribute to Osmond George Bates and that when these bodies adjourn today they do so in memory of Mr. Bates; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mrs. Osmond G. Bates.

 

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FILE NUMBER 29, SJR 8

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8–Senators Black, Brown, Dial, Dodge, Duffy, Echeverria, Frank, Gallagher, Lamb, Lemaire, McGowan, Monroe, Rand, Seevers, Settelmeyer, Slattery and Whitacre.

FILE NUMBER 29

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Congratulating the Organizing Committee of the VIII Olympic Winter Games, Prentis C. Hale, Jr., President, the Nevada Olympic Commission, E. J. Questa, Chairman, and the California Olympic Commission, Harold E. Berliner, Chairman, on the success of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.

 

      Whereas, The 1960 Olympic Winter Games have been surrounded by the natural beauty of Squaw Valley, conducted in the excellent facilities designed specifically for these Olympic Winter Games and made possible through the cooperation of thousands of dedicated workers representing five continents of the world; and

      Whereas, This glorious winter spectacle has been made possible by the untiring work of men and women dedicated to the idea that fair and free competition among athletes of different nations contributes greatly to international understanding and good will; and


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      Whereas, The world’s finest facilities available for friendly competition between nations are a tribute to the ability and labors of the Organizing Committee of the VIII Olympic Winter Games, Prentis C. Hale, Jr., President; and

      Whereas, The cooperation between the States of Nevada and California in hosting the 1960 Olympic Winter Games is symbolic of the atmosphere under which the games are conducted; and

      Whereas, This cooperation has been the result of the work and leadership of the Nevada Olympic Commission, E. J. Questa, Chairman, and the California Olympic Commission, Harold E. Berliner, Chairman; and

      Whereas, The members of the legislature of the State of Nevada sincerely believe that the enormous success of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games is a direct result of the unremitting efforts of these devoted men; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby extend their sincere congratulations to the Organizing Committee of the VIII Olympic Winter Games, Prentis C. Hale, Jr., President, to the Nevada Olympic Commission, E. J. Questa, Chairman, and to the California Olympic Commission, Harold E. Berliner, Chairman, for the triumph of the VIII Olympic Winter Games, which have created a marvelous spectacle of daring and splendor on the scenic slopes of the Sierras; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the Organizing Committee of the VIII Olympic Winter Games, the Chairman of the Nevada Olympic Commission and the Chairman of the California Olympic Commission.

 

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FILE NUMBER 30, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Mr. Pozzi

 

[To be returned to 1961 Legislature]

FILE NUMBER 30

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 5 of article 9 and section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the proceeds of certain taxes, licenses and fees and to taxation, by authorizing the legislature to provide for a tax upon motor vehicles in lieu of an ad valorem property tax, and by excepting the proceeds of any such tax from the requirement that the proceeds of certain taxes, licenses and fees be used in the repair, maintenance and construction of public highways in the state.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 5 of article 9 and section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 5.  The proceeds from the imposition of any license or registration fee and other charge with respect to the operation of any motor vehicle upon any public highway in this state and the proceeds from the imposition of any excise tax on gasoline or other motor vehicle fuel shall, except costs of administration, be used exclusively for the construction, maintenance, and repair of the public highways of this state.


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vehicle fuel shall, except costs of administration, be used exclusively for the construction, maintenance, and repair of the public highways of this state. The provisions of this section do not apply to the proceeds of any tax imposed upon motor vehicles by the legislature in lieu of an ad valorem property tax.

      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. The legislature may exempt motor vehicles from the provisions of the tax required by this section, and in lieu thereof, if such exemption is granted, shall provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation. 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 NUMBER 31, SCR 14

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 31

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of certain persons for services rendered to the 50th 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

      Whereas, A reasonable compensation for such services is the sum of $1,000; 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 $1,000 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 50th session of the Nevada legislature: Rev. Gerald V. Case, the sum of $250; Rev. Andrew Daughters, the sum of $250; Msgr. George Smith, the sum of $250; and Rev. Clyde Teel, the sum of $250.

 

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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 511κ

 

FILE NUMBER 32, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 32

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing gratitude to the state superintendent of printing and his staff for their work during the 50th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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

      Whereas, It is the desire of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada to express their 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 members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their gratitude to and commend 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 NUMBER 33, ACR 16

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Messrs. Seifers, Collins and Bay

FILE NUMBER 33

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending John Koontz for 1959 edition of Political History of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The Political History of Nevada has been a useful and valued reference work in this state since first published by Secretary of State Douglas in 1910; and

      Whereas, The book in its successive editions has, in a single volume, provided information about the state, its officers and elections drawn from hundreds of sources; and

      Whereas, Secretary of State John Koontz has issued a new edition of the Political History of Nevada which not only includes events occurring since the last edition was published but is further expanded by a more detailed narrative history concerning Nevada’s transition from a group of Territorial Utah counties, through Nevada’s own territorial days to statehood; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 50th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby commend and congratulate Secretary of State John Koontz for the excellent work he has done in publishing the new Political History of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel forthwith prepare and transmit a certified copy of this resolution to John Koontz; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state furnish a copy of the Political History of Nevada to every civics class in each high school in the State of Nevada and to every American government class in each junior high school in the State of Nevada.


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History of Nevada to every civics class in each high school in the State of Nevada and to every American government class in each junior high school in the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 34, ACR 17

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Mr. Revert

FILE NUMBER 34

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing congratulations to William Henry Thomas on 40 years of service as sheriff of Nye County.

 

      Whereas, William Henry Thomas was born in Austin, Nevada on April 9, 1876; and

      Whereas, William H. Thomas moved to Tonopah, Nevada in 1902; and

      Whereas, William H. Thomas was first elected sheriff of Nye County in November 1916; and

      Whereas, Mr. Thomas faithfully and honorably served the people of Nye County as sheriff for a total of 40 years, the last 38 of which were consecutive; and

      Whereas, At the time of his retirement in 1958, Sheriff Thomas, at the age of 82, was the oldest living active sheriff in the United States; 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 William Henry Thomas its most hearty congratulations, and acknowledges the pride of the people of our state in his outstanding achievements and many years of service to his county and state; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Sheriff William Henry Thomas.

 

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FILE NUMBER 35, AJR 11

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 11–Mr. Swackhamer

 

[To be returned to 1961 Legislature]

FILE NUMBER 35

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend article XIX of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to initiative and referendum, by clarifying the provisions of such article.

 

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

 

[ARTICLE XIX

 

      Section 1.  Whenever ten per centum or more of the voters of this State, as shown by the number of votes cast at the last preceding general election, shall express their wish that any law or resolution made by the Legislature be submitted to a vote of the people, the officers charged with the duties of announcing and proclaiming elections and of certifying nominations or questions to be voted on, shall submit the question of the approval or disapproval of said law or resolution to be voted on at the next ensuing election wherein a State or Congressional officer is to be voted for, or wherein any question may be voted on, by the electors of the entire State.


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general election, shall express their wish that any law or resolution made by the Legislature be submitted to a vote of the people, the officers charged with the duties of announcing and proclaiming elections and of certifying nominations or questions to be voted on, shall submit the question of the approval or disapproval of said law or resolution to be voted on at the next ensuing election wherein a State or Congressional officer is to be voted for, or wherein any question may be voted on, by the electors of the entire State.

      Sec. 2.  When a majority of the electors voting at a State election shall by their votes signify approval of a law or resolution such law or resolution shall stand as the law of the State and shall not be overruled, annulled, set aside, suspended, or in any way made inoperative except by the direct vote of the people. When such majority shall so signify disapproval the law or resolution so disapproved shall be void and of no effect.

      Sec. 3.  The people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws and the power to propose amendments to the constitution and to enact or reject the same at the polls, independent of the legislature, and also reserve the power at their option to approve or reject at the polls, in the manner herein provided, any act, item, section or part of any act or measure passed by the legislature, and section one of article four of the constitution shall hereafter be considered accordingly. The first power reserved by the people is the initiative. The initiative petition shall be proposed by not less than ten per cent (10%) of the qualified electors of each of not less than seventy five per cent (75%) of the counties in the state, provided, however, that the total number of qualified electors proposing the said petition shall be not less than ten per cent (10%) of all of the qualified electors of the State. Every such petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed. Each signer shall affix thereto his or her signature, place of residence and the county within which he or she is a qualified elector. Each document comprising the initiative petition filed with the Secretary of State shall have affixed thereto, an affidavit made by one of the signers to each of said documents or to the petition, to the effect that all of the signatures are genuine and that each and every individual who signed his or her name thereto was at the time that he or she signed the petition a bonafide qualified elector of the respective county and the State of Nevada, said affidavit to be executed before a Notary Public or some officer authorized to administer an oath who possesses a seal. Initiative petitions, for all but municipal legislation, shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than thirty (30) days before any regular session of the legislature; the secretary of state shall transmit the same to the legislature as soon as it convenes and organizes. Such initiative measure shall take precedence over all measures of the legislature except appropriation bills, and shall be enacted or rejected by the legislature, without change or amendment, within forty (40) days. If any such initiative measure so proposed by petition as aforesaid, shall be enacted by the legislature and approved by the governor in the same manner as other laws are enacted, same shall become a law, but shall be subject to referendum petition as provided in sections one and two of this article.


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 514 (File Number 35, AJR 11)κ

 

but shall be subject to referendum petition as provided in sections one and two of this article. If said initiative measure be rejected by the legislature, or if no action be taken thereon within said forty (40) days, the secretary of state shall submit the same to the qualified electors for approval or rejection at the next ensuing general election; and if a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon shall approve of such measure it shall become a law and take effect from the date of the official declaration of the vote; an initiative measure so approved by the qualified electors shall not be annulled, set aside or repealed by the legislature within three (3) years from the date said act takes effect. In case the legislature shall reject such initiative measure, said body may, with the approval of the governor, propose a different measure on the same subject, in which event both measures shall be submitted by the secretary of state to the qualified electors for approval or rejection at the next ensuing general election. The enacting clause of all bills proposed by the initiative shall be: “The people of the State of Nevada do enact as follows.” The total number of votes cast at the general election last preceding the filing of any initiative petition shall be the basis on which the number of qualified electors required to sign such petition shall be counted. The second power reserved by the people is the referendum, which shall be exercised in the manner provided in sections one and two of this article. The initiative and referendum powers in this article provided for are further reserved to the qualified electors of each county and municipality as to all local, special and municipal legislation of every character in or for said respective counties or municipalities. The legislature may provide by law for the manner of exercising the initiative and referendum powers as to county and municipal legislation, but shall not require a petition of more than 10 per cent (10%) of the qualified electors to order the referendum, nor more than 15 per cent (15%) to propose any municipal measure by initiative. If the conflicting measures submitted to the people at the next ensuing general election shall both be approved by a majority of the votes severally cast for and against each of said measures, the measure receiving the highest number of affirmative votes shall thereupon become a law as to all conflicting provisions. The provisions of this section shall be self-executing, but legislation may be especially enacted to facilitate its operation.]

 

ARTICLE 19.

 

Initiative and Referendum

 

      Section 1.  1.  Whenever a number of registered voters of this state equal to 10 percent or more of the number of voters who voted at the last preceding general election shall express their wish by filing a petition in the form provided for in section 3 of this article that any statute or resolution or any part thereof enacted by the legislature be submitted to a vote of the people, the officers charged with the duties of announcing and proclaiming elections and of certifying nominations or questions to be voted upon shall submit the question of approval or disapproval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding election at which such question may be voted upon by the registered voters of the entire state.


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 515 (File Number 35, AJR 11)κ

 

thereof to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding election at which such question may be voted upon by the registered voters of the entire state.

      2.  If a majority of the voters voting upon the proposal submitted at such election votes approval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof, such statute or resolution or any part thereof shall stand as the law of the state and shall not be amended, annulled, repealed, set aside, suspended or in any way made inoperative except by the direct vote of the people. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such statute or resolution or any part thereof, such statute or resolution or any part thereof shall be void and of no effect.

      Sec. 2.  1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of article 4 of this constitution, the people reserve to themselves the power to propose, by initiative petition, statutes and amendments to statutes and amendments to this constitution, and to enact or reject them at the polls.

      2.  An initiative petition shall be in the form required by section 3 of this article and shall be proposed by a number of registered voters equal to 10 percent or more of the number of voters who voted at the last preceding general election in not less than 75 percent of the counties in the state, but the total number of registered voters signing the initiative petition shall be equal to 10 percent or more of the voters who voted in the entire state at the last preceding general election.

      3.  If the initiative petition proposes a statute or an amendment to a statute, it shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than 30 days prior to any regular session of the legislature. The secretary of state shall transmit such petition to the legislature as soon as the legislature convenes and organizes. The petition shall take precedence over all other measures except appropriation bills, and the statute or amendment to a statute proposed thereby shall be enacted or rejected by the legislature without change or amendment within 40 days. If the proposed statute or amendment to a statute is enacted by the legislature and approved by the governor in the same manner as other statutes are enacted, such statute or amendment to a statute shall become law, but shall be subject to referendum petition as provided in section 1 of this article. If the statute or amendment to a statute is rejected by the legislature, or if no action is taken thereon within 40 days, the secretary of state shall submit the question of approval or disapproval of such statute or amendment to a statute to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election. If a majority of the voters voting on such question at such election votes approval of such statute or amendment to a statute, it shall become law and take effect upon completion of the canvass of votes by the supreme court. An initiative measure so approved by the voters shall not be amended, annulled, repealed, set aside or suspended by the legislature within 3 years from the date it takes effect. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such statute or amendment to a statute, no further action shall be taken on such petition.


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 516 (File Number 35, AJR 11)κ

 

no further action shall be taken on such petition. If the legislature rejects such proposed statute or amendment, the governor may recommend to the legislature and the legislature may propose a different measure on the same subject, in which event, after such different measure has been approved by the governor, the question of approval or disapproval of each measure shall be submitted by the secretary of state to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election. If the conflicting provisions submitted to the voters are both approved by a majority of the voters voting on such measures, the measure which receives the largest number of affirmative votes shall thereupon become law.

      4.  If the initiative petition proposes an amendment to the constitution, it shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than 60 days before any regular general election at which the question of approval or disapproval of such amendment may be voted upon by the voters of the entire state. The secretary of state shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation, on three separate occasions, in each county in the state, together with any explanatory matter which shall be placed upon the ballot, the entire text of the proposed amendment. If a majority of the voters voting on such question at such election votes disapproval of such amendment, no further action shall be taken on the petition. If a majority of such voters votes approval of such amendment, the secretary of state shall publish and resubmit the question of approval or disapproval to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election in the same manner as such question was originally submitted. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such amendment, no further action shall be taken on such petition. If a majority of such voters votes approval of such amendment, it shall become a part of this constitution upon completion of the canvass of votes by the supreme court.

      Sec. 3.  Each referendum petition and initiative petition shall include the full text of the measure proposed. Each signer shall affix thereto his or her signature, residence address and the name of the county in which he or she is a registered voter. The petition may consist of more than one document, but each document shall have affixed thereto an affidavit made by one of the signers of such document to the effect that all of the signatures are genuine and that each individual who signed such document was at the time of signing a registered voter in the county of his or her residence. The affidavit shall be executed before a person authorized by law to administer oaths in the State of Nevada. The enacting clause of all statutes or amendments proposed by initiative petition shall be: “The people of the State of Nevada do enact as follows:”.

      Sec. 4.  The initiative and referendum powers provided for in this article are further reserved to the registered voters of each county and each municipality as to all local, special and municipal legislation of every kind in or for such county or municipality. In counties or municipalities initiative petitions may be instituted by a number of registered voters equal to 15 percent or more of the voters who voted at the last preceding general county or municipal election.


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 517 (File Number 35, AJR 11)κ

 

at the last preceding general county or municipal election. Referendum petitions may be instituted by 10 percent or more of such voters.

      Sec. 5.  The provisions of this article are self-executing but the legislature may provide by law for procedures to facilitate the operation thereof.

 

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FILE NUMBER 36, ACR 18

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Mr. Viani

FILE NUMBER 36

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Mineral County High School Band for its fine showing at 1960 Olympic Winter Games.

 

      Whereas, The greatest event in the history of winter sports, the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, was recently held at Squaw Valley, California; and

      Whereas, An important factor in the spectacular success of the Games was the beautiful and inspiring pageantry with which the Games were officially opened; and

      Whereas, The Mineral County High School Band joined the ranks of many musicians and provided the music that was an indispensable part of the pageantry; and

      Whereas, Under the masterful direction of Kenneth Howat, the Mineral County High School Band was one of the outstanding bands present; and

      Whereas, The members of the Mineral County High School Band have earned the praises of all those who have seen and heard them, and have been a great credit to the United States of America and the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the congratulations of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada be extended to the Mineral County High School Band and its director Kenneth Howat, for their fine showing at the 1960 Olympic Winter Games; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mineral County High School.

 

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FILE NUMBER 37, ACR 19

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 37

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the appreciation of the 50th session of the Nevada legislature for the courtesies extended to its members by the city of Carson City and its governing body.

 

      Whereas, The city of Carson City and its governing body have generously afforded to the members of the legislature of the State of Nevada at this 50th session free parking privileges in and on the public streets of the city; and

 


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 518 (File Number 37, ACR 19)κ

 

Nevada at this 50th session free parking privileges in and on the public streets of the city; and

      Whereas, The members of this session of the legislature appreciate this act of generosity and cooperation extended to them; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada express their sincere appreciation to the city of Carson City and its governing body for the many kindnesses and courtesies extended; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the governing body of the city of Carson City.

 

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FILE NUMBER 38, ACR 20

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 38

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the gratitude of the members of the 50th session of the Nevada state legislature for the assistance given them by J. E. Springmeyer, legislative counsel.

 

      Whereas, J. E. Springmeyer has served as legislative counsel since the creation of such office in 1947; and

      Whereas, It is the duty of the legislative counsel to gather information concerning the state government, its administration and organization, to deal with important issues of public policy and questions of statewide interest, to prepare legislative programs for presentment at each session of the legislature, to make surveys and prepare reports on such surveys for the benefit of the legislature and to perform various other functions of a highly important nature; and

      Whereas, J. E. Springmeyer, during the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada, did an outstanding task in performing such duties and was an invaluable aid to the members, individually and collectively, of such legislature; and

      Whereas, The members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada desire to express their feeling of gratitude, thanks and good will to Mr. Springmeyer in recognition of his fine work; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada extends its heartfelt gratitude and thanks to J. E. Springmeyer for his outstanding efforts in unselfishly assisting the members, individually and collectively, of the 50th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 519κ

 

FILE NUMBER 39, ACR 21

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Mr. Nevin

FILE NUMBER 39

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending A. N. Jacobson, legislative auditor, for assistance to the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, A. N. Jacobson, legislative auditor, has performed his duties during the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada with great efficiency and dispatch; and

      Whereas, The services of Mr. Jacobson have been of incalculable assistance to the committee on finance of the senate, the committee on ways and means of the assembly and the members of the legislature generally; and

      Whereas, The members of the legislature wish to express their appreciation to Mr. Jacobson for all he has done to contribute to the success of the 50th session 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 hereby commends A. N. Jacobson for the manner in which he has performed his duties during the 50th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 40, SJR 6

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6–Senators Gallagher and Brown

FILE NUMBER 40

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Nevada congressional delegation to oppose legislation providing for the continuance of the federal tax on local telephone service.

 

      Whereas, Because of the admitted need of the Federal Government for augmented revenue during World War II, the Congress of the United States not only increased many existing federal taxes but also imposed a variety of additional taxes as temporary emergency measures; and

      Whereas, One of those temporary emergency measures was a 10 percent tax on local telephone services; and

      Whereas, This tax has remained in effect and now costs telephone subscribers in the United States an estimated $800,000,000 a year; and

      Whereas, Unless extended by the definite, affirmative action of the Congress of the United States, the present emergency federal tax on telephone service will expire on June 30, 1960; and

      Whereas, Continuation of the telephone tax in the federal tax structure is not required for budget balancing but to aid in increasing the federal surplus during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1960; and

      Whereas, Release by the Federal Government of this source of revenue would reduce the general tax burden borne by the citizens of the several states; and


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 520 (File Number 40, SJR 6)κ

 

      Whereas, An informal poll taken by the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislative Leaders disclosed that the overwhelming majority of these leaders were opposed to the extension of the emergency federal telephone tax; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the members of the State of Nevada’s congressional delegation are hereby memorialized to oppose any legislation which would provide for the continuance of the federal tax on local telephone service beyond June 30, 1960; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be forwarded by the legislative counsel to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 41, ACR 22

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Committee of the Whole

FILE NUMBER 41

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing appreciation of the legislature to the personnel of the bill drafting office.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the appreciation of the members of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada is hereby expressed to the personnel of the bill drafting office for efficient service during such session.

 

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FILE NUMBER 42, AJR 7

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 7–Committee on Military and Indian Affairs

FILE NUMBER 42

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to establish a system of payments by the Federal Government to the State of Nevada or its local governments, which payments will be made in lieu of property taxes on federally owned property in this state, which property is immune from state or local taxation.

 

      Whereas, The Federal Government owns approximately 60,500,000 acres of the total area of 70,745,600 acres of land in the State of Nevada, being approximately 86.2 percent of all land in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government has indicated a desire of withdrawing additional lands from the public domain; and

      Whereas, The constitution of the State of Nevada prohibits the taxation of such lands unless otherwise provided by the Congress of the United States; and

      Whereas, The ad valorem property tax in effect in the State of Nevada is a primary source of revenue for the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The several county assessors in the State of Nevada have estimated the value of all such lands held by the Federal Government in the State of Nevada to be $767,884,511; and

 


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 521 (File Number 42, AJR 7)κ

 

estimated the value of all such lands held by the Federal Government in the State of Nevada to be $767,884,511; and

      Whereas, The Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, in its 1955 report to the President of the United States, has evidenced its complete awareness that the immunity of federally owned property from state and local ad valorem taxation has greatly reduced the tax base of many communities which rely on property taxes as their chief source of revenue; and

      Whereas, The impact of this immunity is unequal and particularly severe in areas where the value of federal property is a large part of the total property values; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government has realized this problem in the past and has developed a variety of financial arrangements between such government and state and local governments; and

      Whereas, The Commission on Intergovernmental Relations has recommended that the Federal Government inaugurate a broad system of payments by the Federal Government to state and local governments in lieu of property taxes on federally owned property; and

      Whereas, Such commission is of the opinion that such payments, or other financial arrangements whereby state and local governments can be reimbursed for tax losses arising by virtue of federal real estate holdings, are necessary to help preserve financially healthy governments; and

      Whereas, Such immunity has weakened many local governments in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government and state governments share the responsibility for avoiding the impairment of the financial ability of local governments; and

      Whereas, Equity as between the Federal Government and local taxpayers requires the Federal Government to make appropriate payments to the State of Nevada or its local governments, or both; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government has given no indication of its intention to grant any part of its land to the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, In nearly 100 years of statehood, the State of Nevada has received less than 3,000,000 acres as the result of federal land grants; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government has both the ability and power to compensate the State of Nevada and local governments for tax losses arising by virtue of the immunity of federally owned property from state and local taxation; 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 establish an effective system of payments by the Federal Government to the State of Nevada or its local governments, or both, as a means of reimbursing this state and its local governments for the tremendous tax losses which arise by virtue of the immunity from state and local taxation which federally owned property in the State of Nevada enjoys; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Secretary of the Interior and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 522 (File Number 42, AJR 7)κ

 

transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President and Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Secretary of the Interior and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 43, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senators Dial and Gallagher

FILE NUMBER 43

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President of the United States and the Postmaster General to issue a commemorative stamp celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nevada’s organization as a territory of the United States of America.

 

      Whereas, During the year 1961 the people of the State of Nevada will celebrate, with pageantry and commemoration, the 100th anniversary of the organization of Nevada as a territory of the United States; and

      Whereas, “An Act to organize the Territory of Nevada,” enacted by the Congress of the United States on March 2, 1861, led the way to the final admission of Nevada as a state of the Union on October 31, 1864; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada has played a highly important part in the history of our glorious country; and

      Whereas, It would be appropriate that a commemorative stamp be issued and authority be granted for its distribution in this state and elsewhere in 1961; 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 of the United States and the Postmaster General to take whatever action is necessary to issue a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the organization of Nevada as a territory of the United States of America, and to authorize its distribution in Nevada and elsewhere by 1961; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States and the Postmaster General.

 

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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 523κ

 

FILE NUMBER 44, AJR 13

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 13–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 44

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Expressing appreciation of legislature for courtesies extended to its members by the proprietors of the Melody Lane, the Carson City Nugget and the Jubilee Club and to the members of Aerie 1006 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

 

      Whereas, The proprietors of the Melody Lane, the Carson City Nugget, the Jubilee Club and the members of Aerie 1006 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, have very courteously entertained the members of the legislature; and

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

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the thanks and appreciation of the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are hereby extended to the proprietors of the Melody Lane, the Carson City Nugget and the Jubilee Club and to the members of Aerie 1006 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for the many kindnesses and courtesies extended to its members during this session; and be it further

      Resolved, That a certified copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the proprietors of the Melody Lane, the Carson City Nugget and the Jubilee Club, and to Aerie 1006 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

 

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FILE NUMBER 45, SJR 7

Senate Joint Resolution No. 7–Senators Black, Dial, Duffy, Echeverria, Frank, Gallagher, Lemaire, McGowan, Rand, Seevers, Settelmeyer, Slattery and Whitacre

FILE NUMBER 45

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to propose constitutional amendment abolishing income, estate and gift taxes and prohibiting the Federal Government from engaging in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as provided in the Federal Constitution.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the 50th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully requests the Congress of the United States to propose to the people an amendment to the United States Constitution or to call a convention for such purpose to add to the Constitution an article providing as follows:

 

ARTICLE ……….

 

      Section 1.  The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.

      Section 2.  The Constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of the United States shall not be subject to the terms of any foreign or domestic agreement which would abrogate this amendment.


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κ1960 Statutes of Nevada, Page 524 (File Number 45, SJR 7)κ

 

      Section 3.  The activities of the United States Government which violate the intent and purposes of this amendment shall, within a period of three years from the date of ratification of this amendment, be liquidated and the properties and facilities affected shall be sold.

      Section 4.  Three years after the ratification of this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and/or gifts.

 

      And be it further resolved, That the legislative counsel forthwith prepare and transmit certified copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 46, AJR 12

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

FILE NUMBER 46

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to oppose passage of H. R. 1884, which if enacted will prohibit the states from imposing a length-of-residence requirement as a condition to receiving welfare benefits under the Social Security Act.

 

      Whereas, H. R. 1884 has been introduced in the House of Representatives, and if enacted will prohibit the states from establishing a minimum length-of-residence requirement as a condition to receiving welfare benefits under the Social Security Act; and

      Whereas, The right to require a minimum period of residence in the state is a right properly exercised by the states; and

      Whereas, Passage of the proposed bill will greatly increase the amount required to be expended by the State of Nevada to provide Social Security benefits; and

      Whereas, Depriving the states of the right to impose a length-of-residence requirement as a condition to receiving such benefits is an unjustified invasion of their sovereign powers; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized to oppose passage of H. R. 1884, thereby preserving the sovereign right of the states to require a minimum length of residency as a condition to receiving welfare benefits under the Social Security Act; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation.

 

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