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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1479ê

 

Resolutions and Memorials

FILE NUMBER 1, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senator Lamb

FILE NUMBER 1

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing an allowance for each member and the president of the senate for periodicals, stamps and stationery.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed each member and the president of the senate for periodicals, stamps and stationery, as provided by law, be the sum of $60, and the same be certified by the president and the secretary to the state controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the legislative fund, and the state treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay the same.

 

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FILE NUMBER 2, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senator Brown

FILE NUMBER 2

SENATE RESOLUTION–Relating to the appointment of attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the following named persons be, and they hereby are, elected as attaches of the senate for the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Leona Munk, Genevieve Cronin, Betty Rude, Evelyn Cherry, Marion Johnson, Mildred Buchanan, Janice Goodhue, Marion Burnham, Jean Hanna, Bernadine Sloan, Gail Hardy, Eva Cobb, Grace Dirrim, Roy Aalbu and Brian Harris.

 

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FILE NUMBER 3, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Mr. Gibson

FILE NUMBER 3

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing an allowance for each member of the assembly for periodicals, stamps and stationery.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed each member of the assembly for periodicals, stamps and stationery, as provided by law, be the sum of $60, and that the same be certified by the speaker and chief clerk to the state controller, who is authorized to draw his warrants therefor on the legislative fund, and the state treasurer is thereafter authorized to pay the same.

 

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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1480ê

 

FILE NUMBER 4, AR 2

Assembly Resolution No. 2–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 4

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Relating to the employment of attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following persons be, and they hereby are, elected as attaches of the assembly for the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Theresa Loy, Gladys Belle Bollman, Pauline V. Topken, Jane K. Harris, Dean Whiteford Miller, Frederick William Lounsbury, John Stevens Whitehead, Patrick Joseph Colletti, Gerald Martin Freeman, Harold Joseph Berger, Jacqueline A. Manes, Pamela Nessa Roventini, Leola Irene Selover, Carol L. Moore, Rose G. Wilson, Ida Ruth Russell, Agnes Mae Nelson, Ila Harvey, Shirley Marie Elkins, Lillian Seider, Geneva C. Barger, Marianne Theresa Reddick, Mildred Cleora Banovich, Mary Margaret Kelly, Pearl L. Moore, Janice Lee Green, Lila Brown, Elaine McGinn, Cecil Edward Horan, Helen Theresa Boegle, Jessie Eleanor Young, May Ellen Murray and Lawrence Everett Wright.

 

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FILE NUMBER 5, AR 3

Assembly Resolution No. 3–Messrs. Bunker and Swobe

FILE NUMBER 5

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending Assembly Standing Rule 20 relating to standing committees.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Assembly Standing Rule 20 be amended to read as follows:

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES

 

      The standing committees of the Assembly shall be as follows:

       1.  Agriculture and Irrigation, five members.

       2.  Banking, Insurance and Corporations, [five] seven members.

       3.  Building and Construction, seven members.

       4.  Civil Defense and Veterans’ Affairs, five members.

       5.  Education, seven members.

       6.  Elections, five members.

       7.  Federal, Indian and Military Affairs, three members.

       8.  Fish and Game, seven members.

       9.  Judiciary, nine members.

      10.  Labor, seven members.

      11.  Legislative Functions, five members.

      12.  Livestock, five members.

      13.  Mines, Mining and Public Lands, five members.

      14.  Public Health and Public Morals, seven members.

      15.  Roads, Transportation and Aviation, seven members.

      16.  Social Welfare, seven members.

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1481 (File Number 5, AR 3)ê

 

      17.  State, County and City Affairs, seven members, but not more than one member from any one county.

      18.  State Institutions and Libraries, five members.

      19.  State Publicity and Economic Development, five members.

      20.  Taxation, nine members.

      21.  Ways and Means, nine members.

 

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FILE NUMBER 6, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 6

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Mary A. Sharp.

 

      Whereas, The assembly of the State of Nevada has learned with profound sorrow and deepest regret of the death of former Assemblyman Mary A. Sharp; and

      Whereas, Mary A. Sharp was born in Tybo, Nye County, Nevada on October 28, 1877, and was a resident of Nevada throughout her entire life; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Sharp ably represented the people of Nye County and the State of Nevada in the assembly of the 1943 legislative session; and

      Whereas, She was always active in civic affairs and deeply interested in the welfare of her state and her fellow Nevadans, who have suffered a great loss by her death; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, that the condolences of the members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to the surviving family and relatives of the late Mary A. Sharp; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it do so in memory of former Assemblyman Mary A. Sharp; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving children of the deceased, Leroy Sharp, James Sharp, Lester Sharp, Edna Cox and Inez Finnegan.

 

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FILE NUMBER 7, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Senator Dodge

FILE NUMBER 7

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Senator Ralph W. Lattin.

 

      Whereas, The members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada have learned with deep sorrow and regret of the death of former Senator Ralph W. Lattin; and

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1482 (File Number 7, SCR 1)ê

 

      Whereas, Mr. Lattin was born in DeSmet, South Dakota, on December 29, 1897, accompanied his family to Fallon, Nevada, at the age of 9 years, and remained a resident of Nevada throughout his life; and

      Whereas, Mr. Lattin ably represented the people of Churchill County as an assemblyman in the 1935 and 1937 legislative sessions and as Churchill County’s senator in the 1939, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955 and 1957 regular legislative sessions and in the 1954 and 1956 special sessions; and

      Whereas, During his tenure of service to the people of Churchill County and the State of Nevada, he served as president pro tem of the Senate in 1951 and for 4 years served on the Nevada legislative commission, representing the state on interstate committees concerned with agriculture, livestock and water problems; and

      Whereas, Mr. Lattin was always active in community affairs, and was a charter member of the Fallon Lions Club, Churchill Masonic Lodge No. 26 and the American Legion, and was named one of the state’s “Distinguished Nevadans” for 1964; and

      Whereas, The people of this state and the members of the 53rd legislature of the State of Nevada have experienced a feeling of great loss and grief at 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 State of Nevada is expressed to the widow and surviving family of the late Ralph W. Lattin; and be it further

      Resolved, That when these bodies adjourn today they do so in fond memory of the late Ralph W. Lattin; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 8, AJR 9

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 9–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 8

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey on their inaugurations as President and Vice President, respectively, of the United States.

 

      Whereas, During November last, the people of the United States, through the democratic elective process, expressed their confidence and trust in Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey to lead the nation safely and triumphantly to a “Great Society” in these perilous and demanding times; and

      Whereas, On the 20th day of this month, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey will be formally inaugurated as President and Vice President, respectively, of the United States; and

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1483 (File Number 8, AJR 9)ê

 

      Whereas, On such day these men assume the leadership of a nation forever dedicated to human advancement and the realization of peace and liberty for men everywhere; and

      Whereas, During their tenures of office, they will encounter formidable forces calculated to frustrate the achievement of these goals; and

      Whereas, The terms they begin will embrace a period as dangerous and demanding and as promising and progressive as any period in the history of the United States and of the world; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extend their best wishes and congratulations to Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey on their inaugurations as President and Vice President, respectively, of these United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That the contents of this resolution be dispatched by telegraph by the legislative counsel to Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey, and that certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the secretary of state to Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey.

 

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FILE NUMBER 9, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 9

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Louis D. Gordon.

 

      Whereas, On Tuesday, the 3rd day of March 1964, the people of the State of Nevada suffered a great loss by the death of one of our most respected and widely known mining men, Louis D. Gordon; and

      Whereas, Louis D. Gordon was born at Austin, Nevada, on June 23, 1885, the son of George I. and Mary E. Gordon, and for nearly 6 decades was associated with the mining industry; and

      Whereas, Through his able and industrious participation in the mining industry, Mr. Gordon contributed greatly to the development of the economy of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Mr. Gordon’s versatility enabled him to serve with distinction in national and state professional, educational and civic organizations and gained him special honors from the American Mining Congress and the honorary degree of master of science from the University of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 53rd 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 Louis D. Gordon; and be it further

      Resolved, That when the senate and assembly adjourn today, they do so in the memory of this distinguished man; and be it further

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1484 (File Number 9, SCR 2)ê

 

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mrs. Helen Gordon, the widow, and surviving sons, John B. Gordon and Douglas I. Gordon.

 

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FILE NUMBER 10, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 10

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Donald S. Chapman.

 

      Whereas, The assembly of the State of Nevada has learned with sorrow and deep regret of the death of Donald S. Chapman in Yuba City, California, on May 15, 1964; and

      Whereas, Mr. Chapman was born at Marysville, Ohio, on March 8, 1900, and moved to Fallon in 1927, where he resided and engaged in ranching until 1956, when he moved to Sparks; and

      Whereas, Mr. Chapman was an outstanding citizen and devoted much of his life to public service, having served as manager of the Nevada State Fair for 2 years, as commander of the Fallon American Legion post, and as a member of the Churchill County school board; and

      Whereas, Mr. Chapman served in the assembly from 1945 to 1951 as assemblyman from Churchill County; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their sorrow and tender their deepest sympathy to the widow and surviving family of Donald Chapman; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it do so in memory of the late Assemblyman Donald S. Chapman; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of the resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow, Mrs. Donald Chapman, and to the surviving sons, Mr. James Chapman and Mr. Francis Chapman.

 

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FILE NUMBER 11, AR 6

Assembly Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 11

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Andrew P. Wiedman.

 

      Whereas, On March 30, 1964, former Assemblyman Andrew P. Wiedman departed this life; and

      Whereas, Andrew P. Wiedman was a dedicated public servant, serving both as assemblyman from Humboldt County and on the Winnemucca city council; and

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1485 (File Number 11, AR 6)ê

 

      Whereas, During his term in the legislature, Assemblyman Wiedman proved himself what all friends knew him to be, a courageous, hard-fighting and sound-thinking man dedicated to the welfare of mankind and a person Nevada can ill afford to lose; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the condolences of the members of this 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to the family and surviving relatives of the late Assemblyman Andrew P. Wiedman; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it do so in memory of former Assemblyman Andrew P. Wiedman; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 12, AR 7

Assembly Resolution No. 7–Introduced by Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 12

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Relating to the employment of attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following persons be, and they hereby are, elected as attaches of the assembly for the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: William Bruce Dunfield, Kathryn Rebecca Ambler, Marie Theresa Wolf, Lavelle I. Johnson, Juanita M. Alvarado and Mouryne B. Landing.

 

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FILE NUMBER 13, SJR 4

Senate Joint Resolution No. 4–Senators Bay, Berrum, Bissett, Brown, Dial, Dodge, Fisher, Fransway, Humphrey, Lamb, Lemaire, McGowan, Monroe, Parks, Slattery, Titlow and Whitacre

FILE NUMBER 13

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Sir Winston Churchill, formerly Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

      Whereas, This legislature has learned with deepest sorrow of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Great Britain; and

      Whereas, Though his greatness beggars our power of expression, there is none among us who does not recall the inspiration of all free men of his role in World War II, when his splendid leadership rallied his nation from the brink of defeat; and

      Whereas, His career, in fact, stretched far beyond that, over a span of 70 years, from colonial skirmishes through two great World Wars in both of which he played a leading role, through defeats and dark hours of personal oblivion and through the sunlight of victory and of the highest post in the government of his country; and

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1486 (File Number 13, SJR 4)ê

 

      Whereas, Through it all Churchill the man stood out for his many talents-painter, historian, and above all master of the English tongue; and

      Whereas, He sat for 62 years in the House of Commons, called at once the child and the father of that great parent of all our free legislative bodies; and

      Whereas, Born of an American mother, he was the second in all the history of our republic to receive the gift of honorary American citizenship; and

      Whereas, The United States no less than England owes its freedom today to his dauntless efforts in holding back the tide of the enemy until combined effort could bring victory; and

      Whereas, His clear vision perceived and his matchless eloquence continued to warn of the perils still threatening us all; and

      Whereas, We are proud to join our voice to the chorus of acclaim that now rises to his memory from the grateful world of free men; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the members of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their deep sorrow and extend their humble condolences to Lady Clementine Churchill, the widow of the deceased, and to his surviving children; and be it further

      Resolved, That when the senate and the assembly adjourn today they do so in honor of the late Sir Winston Churchill; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Ambassador of Great Britain to the United States for delivery to the widow of the deceased and to their three surviving children.

 

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FILE NUMBER 14, AR 8

Assembly Resolution No. 8–Introduced by Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 14

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Relating to the employment of attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following persons be, and they hereby are, elected as attaches of the assembly for the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Virginia Lucille Floyd and Carolyn Jo Lindsey.

 

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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1487ê

 

FILE NUMBER 15, AJR 10

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10–Introduced by Committee on Ways and Means

FILE NUMBER 15

[To be returned to 1967 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 15 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to compensation of judges, by repealing provisions for quarterly payment and for payment of district judges from county treasuries and by providing that judges be paid in the manner provided by law.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 15 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

[Sec:]Section15.  The Justices of the Supreme Court and District Judges shall each receive [quarterly] for their services [,] a compensation to be fixed by law and paid in the manner provided by law, which shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which they shall have been elected, unless [in case] a Vacancy occurs, in which case the successor of the former incumbent shall receive only such salary as may be provided by law at the time of his election or appointment; and provision shall be made by law for setting apart from each [years] year’s revenue a sufficient amount of Money, to pay such compensation. [; Provided, that District Judges shall be paid out of the County Treasuries of the Counties composing their respective Districts.]

 

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FILE NUMBER 16, AJR 2

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2–Mr. Swobe

FILE NUMBER 16

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States permitting one house of a bicameral legislature to be apportioned other than according to population.

 

      Whereas, The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that membership in both houses of a bicameral state legislature must be apportioned according to population and has thus asserted federal judicial authority over the basic structure of government in the various states; and

      Whereas, This rule denies to the people of the respective states the right to establish their legislatures upon the same pattern of representation deemed advantageous for the Congress of the United States and provided by the federal constitution; and

      Whereas, This action of the Supreme Court goes so far as to restrict the ability of the citizens of the respective states to designate the manner in which they shall be represented in their respective legislatures thereby depriving the people of their right to determine how they shall be governed; and

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1488 (File Number 16, AJR 2)ê

 

      Whereas, The implications of this action by the Supreme Court has raised serious doubts as to the legality of the present form of the governing bodies of many subordinate units of government within the states; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature respectfully requests the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution which would provide:

 

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       Section 1.  Nothing in this Constitution shall prohibit any state which shall have a bicameral Legislature from apportioning the membership of one house of such Legislature on factors other than population, provided that the plan of such apportionment shall have been submitted to and approved by a vote of the electorate of that state.

       Section 2.  Nothing in this Constitution shall restrict or limit a state in its determination of how membership of governing bodies of its subordinate units shall be apportioned.

       Section 3.  This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

 

      And Be It Further Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the secretary of state to the Secretary of the Senate of the United States, the Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States and to each member of the Congress from this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 17, ACR 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 17

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Samuel Platt.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death of former Assemblyman Samuel Platt; and

      Whereas, Samuel Platt taught school in this state at the age of 16, went on to a legal education and enjoyed an illustrious law practice of nearly 70 years; and

      Whereas, Samuel Platt was elected to the assembly in 1900 and 1904, and served as speaker of the lower house in the session of 1905; and

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1489 (File Number 17, ACR 2)ê

 

      Whereas, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Samuel Platt to be a United States District Attorney in 1906 and he continued in this office during the administration of President William Howard Taft; and

      Whereas, On three different occasions Samuel Platt was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from Nevada; and

      Whereas, Samuel Platt was a longtime member of many civic and fraternal organizations; and

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada recognizes that Samuel Platt was truly a great Nevadan and worthy of the highest esteem of all the people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the condolences of the members this 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to the family and surviving relatives of the late Assemblyman Samuel Platt; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it do so in memory of former Assemblyman Samuel Platt; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 18, AR 9

Assembly Resolution No. 9–Messrs. Leavitt and Wood

FILE NUMBER 18

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Authorizing inquiry into the past and present activities, receipts and disbursements of Nevada Wing 96 of the Civil Air Patrol.

 

      Whereas, Provision is made by NRS 494.045 for the distribution of moneys from the state airport fund to the Nevada Wing 96 of the Civil Air Patrol; and

      Whereas, The legislature now has before it Assembly Bill 255, which deals in part with this provision; and

      Whereas, It is fitting that the legislature should be currently informed of the activities of agencies to which public moneys are distributed; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the speaker of the assembly is authorized to appoint a special committee to make an inquiry into the past and present activities, receipts and disbursements of Nevada Wing 96 of the Civil Air Patrol, which special committee shall report its findings to the assembly as soon as possible during this legislative session.

 

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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1490ê

 

FILE NUMBER 19, AR 10

Assembly Resolution No. 10–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 19

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing Abraham Lincoln on the 156th anniversary of his birth.

 

      Whereas, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States was born on this day 156 years ago; and

      Whereas, President Lincoln has become an institution and a success story of a self-educated railsplitter who became President, a prairie lawyer who gained world fame; and

      Whereas, Abraham Lincoln was more than a success story; he was a practitioner of government as a human art and a student and master of the language as a tool for the conveyance of thoughts; and

      Whereas, His tenure as President came at a time when this nation experienced one of its darkest hours; and

      Whereas, Abraham Lincoln endured great personal criticism and pressures yet never lost faith in the goals of freedom and equality of all men and preservation of the Union; and

      Whereas, He regarded the Civil War with deep regret and as an unavoidable tragedy but did not shirk from responsibility for the war and did not avoid it by a compromise of ideals; and

      Whereas, His strength and fortitude preserved the Union and brought freedom to all Americans; and

      Whereas, His life and works have been an inspiration to men seeking the freedom and equality of man everywhere; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today that it do so in honor of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and that the members of this body dedicate themselves to the principles in which he believed.

 

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FILE NUMBER 20, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 20

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing Abraham Lincoln.

 

      Whereas, Today is the 156th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States; and

      Whereas, On this day the nation pays tribute to a man who rose from humble beginnings to become President of the United States at a time when the nation was embarking on a civil war; and

      Whereas, His mission as President was not only to lead the nation to a victory of arms, not only to save the Union cause, but to shape the cause in terms of human ideals and human values; and

      Whereas, The shaping of those ideals and values in human terms and the humility and wisdom, courage and gentleness of heart with which he approached his mission are the true measure of the man; and

 


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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1491 (File Number 20, SR 4)ê

 

      Whereas, The great works of his life are now landmarks of man’s journey from oppression to freedom and from darkness to light, and now stand as beacons to men of all nations who follow the road of freedom and equality for man; and

      Whereas, This body may draw courage, strength and insight for the duties of the day by contemplation of his great life and ideals, now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today it do so in honor of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

 

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FILE NUMBER 21, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 21

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing legislative appreciation to poetess laureate Mildred Breedlove for the poem “Nevada.”

 

      Whereas, Mrs. Mildred Breedlove, poetess laureate of the State of Nevada, has created an inspired poem of great beauty and breadth of vision entitled “Nevada”; and

      Whereas, The poem “Nevada” most accurately and vividly portrays the great State of Nevada, instilling pride in the hearts of her sons and daughters and creating interest and admiration in the eyes of nonresidents of our state; and

      Whereas, The poem “Nevada” was created by unusual talent coupled with exhaustive hard work, painstaking attention to detail and lengthy research, including many miles of travel; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of this 53rd session of the Nevada legislature do hereby extend their thoughtful appreciation and gratitude for the creation of this poem and express their admiration of the talents and civic spirit reposing in their poetess laureate and call upon all citizens of Nevada for like respect and appreciation; and be it further

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

 

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ê1965 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1492ê

 

FILE NUMBER 22, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 22

SENATE RESOLUTION–Amending Senate Standing Rule 39 relating to the President Pro Tem.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Senate Standing Rule 39 be amended to read as follows:

 

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President Pro Tem.

      The President pro tem shall have all the power and authority, and discharge all the duties of the President during his absence or inability to discharge the duties of his office. In the absence or inability of the President pro tem to discharge the duties of the President’s office, the Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Functions shall preside until the Senate elects one of its members as the presiding officer for that occasion. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Functions shall preside until the Senate elects one of its members as the presiding officer for that occasion.

 

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FILE NUMBER 23, AR 11

Assembly Resolution No. 11–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 23

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Relating to the employment of an attache.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following person be, and she hereby is, elected as an attache of the assembly for the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Sherrill Marie Bailey.

 

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FILE NUMBER 24, AR 12

Assembly Resolution No. 12–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 24

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Charles D. Keough.

 

      Whereas, On February 19, 1964, the people of the State of Nevada suffered a great loss by the death of the beloved and respected former Assemblyman Charles D. Keough; and

      Whereas, Mr. Keough was born on August 30, 1886, in Austin, Nevada, attended Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Nevada, was an avid sportsman and played college football, and left the University of Nevada in 1907 as a mining engineer; and

 


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      Whereas, Mr. Keough had extensive ranch holdings in the state of Nevada, including the sprawling Peavine Ranch near Tonopah, as well as holdings in Indian Valley, Smoky Valley and Reese River Valley, and developed a large cattle and sheep business; and

      Whereas, Devoting most of his later life to mining in Nevada, Mr. Keough developed claims in the Northumberland and Ione areas and attended college seminars on mining throughout the West; and

      Whereas, Mr. Keough was devoted to public service and served on the board of county commissioners of Nye County for several terms; and

      Whereas, He ably represented the people of Nye County in the assembly in the 1923 legislative session; and

      Whereas, During his entire life he endeared himself by words, actions and example to the people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the condolences of the members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are expressed to the surviving family of the late Charles Keough; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it do so in memory of former Assemblyman Charles D. Keough; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving sister of the deceased, Mrs. H. W. Albert.

 

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FILE NUMBER 25, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on State Institutions

FILE NUMBER 25

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing expenditures of necessary moneys for the payment of premiums for term casualty insurance policies to insure legislators and legislative employees of the 53rd session on noncommercial airplane flights.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That expenditure of sufficient moneys from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to pay the premiums for term casualty insurance policies to insure senators, assemblymen, officers and employees of the Nevada legislature, and members and employees of the legislative counsel bureau, as the case may require, against bodily injury, disablement and death incurred while in the performance of official duties on a noncommercial airplane flight or flights during the current legislative session.

 

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FILE NUMBER 26, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Clark County Delegation

FILE NUMBER 26

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the individuals and organizations responsible for the marking of the Old Spanish Trail in Clark County.

 

      Whereas, The Old Spanish Trail is of great historical value both to the United States and to the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Messrs. Sherwin Garside and John Lytle, the Clark County Sheriff’s Jeep Posse and the Las Vegas Explorer Scouts have put much time and effort into the marking of the Old Spanish Trail where it passes through Clark County, Nevada; and

      Whereas, The 40 markers now showing this trail will be of interest to a great many people in the years to come; and

      Whereas, This legislature desires to show its appreciation for the work done; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extends its congratulations and thanks to Messrs. Sherwin Garside and John Lytle, the Clark County Sheriff’s Jeep Posse and the Las Vegas Explorer Scouts for a job well done and an outstanding contribution to the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Messrs. Garside and Lytle, the Clark County Sheriff’s Jeep Posse and the Las Vegas Explorer Scouts.

 

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FILE NUMBER 27, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Clark County Delegation

FILE NUMBER 27

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Assemblyman Archie Pozzi for his efforts in bringing the National Automobile Dealers Association convention to Las Vegas.

 

      Whereas, Assemblyman Archie Pozzi has been a prominent automobile dealer in this state for many years; and

      Whereas, His efforts were a major factor in bringing the recent National Automobile Dealers Association convention to Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, The attendance at the convention approximated 16,000 people; and

      Whereas, Nevada had 50 of its 66 automobile dealers registered at the convention, the highest percentage of any state; and

      Whereas, The convention was extremely beneficial to the economy of Las Vegas and of this state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the 53rd session of the legislature commends Assemblyman Archie Pozzi for his efforts in the interests of this state; and be it further

 


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

 

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FILE NUMBER 28, AJR 1 of the 52nd Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1 of the 52nd Session–Miss Dungan

FILE NUMBER 28

[To be voted on in 1966]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to repeal section 7 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the payment of an annual poll tax.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 7 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be repealed.

 

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FILE NUMBER 29, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 29

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing George Washington on the anniversary of his birth.

 

      Whereas, February 22, 1965, marks the 233rd anniversary of the birth of George Washington, first President of the United States of America; and

      Whereas, His inspired and self-sacrificing leadership on the fields of battle and at the head of state establish his name forevermore in the assembly of the revered; and

      Whereas, By example as well as precept, he illustrated the great virtues of courage, loyalty, honesty and nobility of thought and deed; and

      Whereas, The heritage of all Americans is richer because of the gifts of his mind, talent, spirit and fortune; and

      Whereas, Each passing year adds lustre to a name that is so gratefully enshrined in the hearts of all Americans; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today it do so in honor of the 233rd anniversary of the birth of George Washington.

 

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FILE NUMBER 30, AR 13

Assembly Resolution No. 13–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 30

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing George Washington on 233d anniversary of his birth.

 

      Whereas, February 22, 1965, is the 233d anniversary of the birthday of George Washington, the first President of the United States of America; and

      Whereas, He was properly considered to be the father of our country; and

      Whereas, His courage, honesty and dedication to duty serve to remind us that this nation’s independence was not easily won and must be maintained by like qualities in her citizens and leaders in each generation; and

      Whereas, His gallant character has become a legend to inspire all Americans; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today it do so in honor of the birthday of George Washington, and in remembrance of his life of devotion to his country which is the inspiration of all freedom-loving peoples the world over.

 

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FILE NUMBER 31, SJR 8

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8–Senator Dial

FILE NUMBER 31

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Finding that Carson City post office building could best be used as an annex to the Nevada state museum and memorializing congressional delegation and General Services Administration to act in light of such finding.

 

      Whereas, The Federal Government is proposing to construct a new post office and federal building in Carson City, Nevada; and

      Whereas, Upon completion of the new building the current post office building will be disposed of through the General Services Administration of the Federal Government; and

      Whereas, Buildings disposed of by the General Services Administration may be given to state or local governments or agencies depending upon best possible use; and

      Whereas, Some of the objects and powers of the Nevada state museum as shown by NRS 381.020 are to collect, display, house and care for samples of fine arts, sciences, industries, relics, drawings, fabrics, books, papers and records of historic, artistic, literary or industrial value or interest, and to establish departments in archeology, anthropology, ornithology and other scientific departments and to collect and display all other objects of historical or other value or interest; and

 


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      Whereas, The Nevada State Museum has accepted and performed its duties at a level beyond expectation; and

      Whereas, Since first entering the present headquarters, which was formerly the United States mint building in Carson City, the museum has grown in both the quantity and quality of its displays and is now the focal point of historical research in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The growth from a few displays to a treasury of science and history has not been an unmixed blessing because despite the recent completion of an annex to the old mint building, there is still not adequate space properly to display and place at the disposal of interested researchers all of the exhibits which the museum now has and is daily obtaining; and

      Whereas, Such lack of space seriously limits the use which can be made of the museum; and

      Whereas, The old post office building in Carson City would, if given to the Nevada state museum, afford the space to relieve the space problem in the current building; and

      Whereas, The post office building is an historical monument in itself and should be in the custody of an agency such as the Nevada state museum, which is dedicated to the preservation of historical objects; and

      Whereas, The proximity of the post office to the present museum of only one block makes the post office building a practical place for an annex to the museum; and

      Whereas, Such use as a museum annex would best preserve the structure, would facilitate the display of museum exhibits and thereby greatly contribute to the education and enlightenment of the citizens of Nevada and of the nation; and

      Whereas, Education ranks high on the list of best uses of the General Services Administration; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby finds that the Nevada state museum is in desperate need of space, that it is an educational and historical institution, that the need for space could be solved if the post office building were converted to a museum annex, and that a museum annex is one of the best possible uses which could be made of the post office building; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the Nevada congressional delegation and the General Services Administration be memorialized to consider and act in light of this resolution when any disposal of the Carson City post office building is made; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel forthwith prepare and transmit certified copies of this resolution to the members of the Nevada congressional delegation and the General Services Administration.

 

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FILE NUMBER 32, AJR 15

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 15–Messrs. Godbey, Alleman, Miss Herr, Messrs. Manning, Rosaschi, Petrini, Giomi, Mello, Delaney, Olsen, Valentine, Leavitt, Close, Jacobsen and Mrs. Parsons

FILE NUMBER 32

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the United States Veterans’ Administration and the Congress of the United States to reconsider the closing of 11 veterans’ hospitals, four domiciliary homes, and 16 Veterans’ Administration regional offices.

 

      Whereas, The United States Veterans’ Administration has issued a decision to close 11 hospitals, four domiciliary homes and 16 regional offices; and

      Whereas, Those actions by the Veterans’ Administration, and the manner in which they were executed, may reflect a gross disregard of the needs of our sick and disabled veterans and may be in direct conflict with the announced aims of the Administration to improve the lot of needy citizens; and

      Whereas, In closing the regional offices, the Veterans’ Administration may have substantially decreased its ability to render service to veterans and their survivors; and

      Whereas, It may be increasingly difficult to learn about and obtain the benefits authorized by the Congress should these offices be closed; and

      Whereas, The consolidation of regional offices may be a part of a trend toward centralization and automation which will produce a small saving at the expense of a great sacrifice to our veterans; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the Veterans’ Administration and the Congress of the United States to reconsider the closing of these facilities; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mr. William J. Driver, Veterans’ Administrator, Senator R. W. Yarborough of Texas, Congressman O. E. Teague of Texas, and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 33, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NUMBER 33

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to make a study of the election laws of the State of Nevada and propose corrective legislation to the 54th session of the legislature.

 

      Whereas, The election laws of the State of Nevada are in need of clarification and revision; and

      Whereas, A complete study of such laws is desirable before any revisions are attempted; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to make a study of the election laws of the State of Nevada during the years 1965 to 1967 and propose any appropriate corrective legislation to the 54th session of the legislature.

 


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study of the election laws of the State of Nevada during the years 1965 to 1967 and propose any appropriate corrective legislation to the 54th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 34, AJR 4

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4–Mr. Kean

FILE NUMBER 34

[To be returned to 1967 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing amendments to sections 1 and 9 of article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the enumerated courts where judicial power is vested, allowing new courts to be created and their jurisdiction fixed by law.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That sections 1 and 9 of article 6 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section [.] 1.  The Judicial power of this State shall be vested in a Supreme Court, District Courts, [and in] Justices of the Peace [.] , and such other courts as may from time to time be created by law. The Legislature may also establish Courts for municipal purposes only in incorporated cities and towns.

[Sec:] Sec. 9.  Provision shall be made by law prescribing the powers, duties and responsibilities of any [Municipal Court] municipal or other court that may be established by the legislature in pursuance of Section [One,] 1 of this Article; and also fixing by law the jurisdiction of [said Court so as not to conflict with that of the several courts of Record.] such courts. The jurisdiction of municipal courts shall not conflict with that of the several courts of record.

 

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FILE NUMBER 35, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Messrs. Glaser and Young

FILE NUMBER 35

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the board of regents of the University of Nevada to undertake and complete a master plan for the establishment and operation of a junior college or technical school in Elko County.

 

      Whereas, Within 3 years the University of Nevada will be the recipient of gifts of land totaling approximately 100 acres in Elko County, Nevada, limited in use by condition of the donors for educational purposes only; and

      Whereas, Such lands are admirably suited for the campus of a junior college or technical school which, if established, would fill the educational and cultural needs of the people of eastern Nevada; and

      Whereas, The population explosion in the west and particularly in the State of Nevada will point up in the next few years to come the need for the establishment of a center of higher learning in the eastern part of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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the State of Nevada will point up in the next few years to come the need for the establishment of a center of higher learning in the eastern part of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the board of regents of the University of Nevada is hereby requested to institute immediately and complete within a reasonable time after final acquisition of the lands described in the preamble hereof a master plan for the establishment of a campus for a junior college or technical school in Elko County, Nevada, and to report their findings and recommendations concerning such master plan, junior college or technical school to the 54th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 36, SCR 4

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Finance

FILE NUMBER 36

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing payment from the legislative fund of per diem and travel expenses of members of the assembly state institutions and libraries committee and the senate state institutions committee to be incurred in connection with a legislative inspection of certain institutions and facilities in Clark County.

 

      Whereas, Members of the assembly state institutions and libraries committee and the senate state institutions committee will make a joint inspection of certain welfare facilities and other institutions in Clark County, Nevada, for the purpose of determining certain facts as the basis of proposed legislation during this legislative session; and

      Whereas, The use of public transportation in making such proposed inspection trip is proper and more convenient; and

      Whereas, Expenditures from the legislative fund for the stated purpose is proper but cannot be made without the adoption of a concurrent resolution as required by the provisions of NRS 218.085 and Joint Rule No. 10 of the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the travel and per diem expenses to be incurred by the members of the assembly state institutions and libraries committee and the senate state institutions committee in making a joint inspection of certain welfare facilities and other institutions in Clark County, Nevada, shall be paid from the legislative fund, in accordance with the provisions of NRS 281.160.

 

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FILE NUMBER 37, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Messrs. Gray, Bowler, Bunker, Godbey, Gibson, Leavitt, Olsen, Fike, Close, Miss Herr and Mrs. Tyson

FILE NUMBER 37

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting counties of the state to undertake studies to determine the existence of duplication and overlapping in governmental functions, and the feasibility of consolidating cities and counties into one governmental unit.

 

      Whereas, In certain areas of the state there is duplication and overlapping of functions, duties and offices in the governmental operation of counties and cities; and

      Whereas, A study of duplication in governmental functions and the unnecessary expense and cost incurred thereby would be beneficial to the residents and taxpayers in the areas where such duplication occurs; and

      Whereas, The services afforded by governments of both counties and cities might be improved by careful analysis of the duplication within an area of such governmental functions; and

      Whereas, A study of provisions for separate taxation districts and services within any proposed consolidated area should be contemplated; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the several counties of the state are hereby memorialized to undertake studies to determine the duplication and overlapping of governmental functions of city and county within their boundaries; and be it further

      Resolved, That such studies include consideration of the feasibility of consolidating city and county rule within one governmental unit; and be it further

      Resolved, That upon the conclusion of such studies recommendations as appear advisable and proper for the correction of duplication of governmental functions be made to the 54th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 38, AJR 24

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 24–Mr. Close

FILE NUMBER 38

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Director of the Mint to begin minting silver dollars and memorializing the Congress and the Nevada congressional delegation to take action to insure the minting of silver dollars.

 

      Whereas, Public Law 392 of the 88th Congress appropriating funds for the minting of coins for the fiscal year 1965 was approved August 1, 1964; and

      Whereas, Six hundred thousand dollars of the amount appropriated was to be used for the minting of 45 million silver dollars; and

      Whereas, The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations recommended the appropriation of the funds for the minting of silver dollars after lengthy and penetrating hearings; and

 

 


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recommended the appropriation of the funds for the minting of silver dollars after lengthy and penetrating hearings; and

      Whereas, The committee cited the facts, among others, that silver dollars had been in use for many years and had been the medium of exchange in several states, that the silver dollar supply of the treasury had been exhausted and the treasury is now using envelopes of silver crystals to redeem silver certificates, that silver dollars are in fact more economical than currency because they last longer, and that Treasury Department officials has assured the committee that the mints could produce all of the lesser coins and 45 million silver dollars during the fiscal year; and

      Whereas, The end of the fiscal year is rapidly approaching and no new silver dollars have yet appeared in circulation; and

      Whereas, The prompt minting and release into circulation of new silver dollars would restore the confidence of the people of the United States and the world in the money and credit of the United States and would encourage those people now hoarding coins of all denominations to release them into circulation; and

      Whereas, The members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada realize that there is a shortage of smaller coins and that the mints are trying first of all to meet the demand for such smaller coins; and

      Whereas, Recent reports, showing that the Federal Reserve Banks now have a supply of smaller coins which greatly exceeds that of 1 year ago, indicate that the supply of small coins is adequate and that the mint can now turn its efforts to the minting of silver dollars; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That, the Director of the Mint is respectfully requested to initiate the minting and distribution of silver dollars; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress of the United States, and particularly the members of the Nevada congressional delegation, are respectfully memorialized to take appropriate action to insure that the minting of silver dollars, as was contemplated by the passage of P.L. 88-392, is promptly undertaken; 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, each member of the Nevada congressional delegation and the Director of the United States Mint.

 

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FILE NUMBER 39, AJR 17

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 17–Messrs. Glaser, Young and Howard

FILE NUMBER 39

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Nevada congressional delegation to take action to protect the domestic livestock industry from the effect of the importation of meats.

 

      Whereas, The raising of livestock ranks first among the basic industries of Nevada, producing 90 percent of the agricultural income of the state; and

      Whereas, The income from livestock production in Nevada has fallen from $46,000,000 in 1959 to only $27,900,000 in 1963, the latest year for which statistics are available; and

      Whereas, During the same period the importation of foreign meats increased from 1,360 million pounds to 2,046 million pounds or to 10.8 percent of the domestic beef and veal production and 22.6 percent of the domestic mutton and lamb production; and

      Whereas, The decline of income to livestock producers in the United States is estimated to exceed 20 percent since 1963; and

      Whereas, The Congress has recognized the catastrophic effect of such meat imports upon the domestic livestock industry and has in part remedied the problem through the enactment of Public Law 88-482, by providing a limit upon the amount of meat to be imported; and

      Whereas, The members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada welcomed the passage of Public Law 88-482 and extend their thanks to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation for his efforts in effecting its passage; and

      Whereas, The limit on the importation of meat established by Public Law 88-482 is based upon the average amount of meat imported in the years 1959-1963, which includes the record years of 1962 and 1963, and allows an increase of imports in proportion to any increases in the domestic production, thereby preserving the status quo and forever preventing the domestic industry from gaining back any of the inroads made by foreign importers, and allowing the foreign importers a share in the growth of this country which should more properly be given to the domestic producers; and

      Whereas, Paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of section 2 of Public Law 88-482 allows the President to suspend or increase the limits on the amount of meat imported if in the best interest of the United States as a whole, with special weight given to the importance of the domestic livestock industry; and

      Whereas, According to Conference Report No. 1824, relating to Public Law 88-482, such paragraph is designed to allow a suspension or increase in the import limits when exporting countries retaliate by limiting the imports of other commodities produced in the United States, or when there is a balance of payments deficit which could be improved by increasing the limit; and

      Whereas, The Secretary of Agriculture will have a large part in arriving at the decisions under such paragraph; and

      Whereas, Such decisions will be based upon data which is difficult to assemble and digest and which is subject to distortions; and

 


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      Whereas, The Secretary of Agriculture opposed the passage of Public Law 88-482 with the suggestion that the result could be accomplished by voluntary agreement with the exporting nations; and

      Whereas, Such voluntary agreements are ineffective in that with agreements in effect for the year 1964 with the primary exporting countries of Australia and New Zealand which limited beef imports to 773 million pounds for the year, preliminary statistics reveal that total imports of beef and veal from all countries exceeded 1,290 million pounds or more than 500 million pounds in excess of the amount to be imported from these primary foreign exporters; and

      Whereas, The administration of the voluntary agreements is not relevant to the limits now imposed under Public Law 88-482 and points up the lack of effective policing and administration in the Department of Agriculture; and

      Whereas, The Department of Agriculture is engaged in a program of selling United States surplus meats to foreign countries under the 1954 Trade Development and Assistance Act in return for foreign currency which cannot be converted into dollars and which is to be used for grants and loans to the purchasing countries; and

      Whereas, The Department of Agriculture is engaged in many similar programs, all of which help to create a deficit in the balance of payments; and

      Whereas, The Department of Agriculture could advise the President to suspend or remove the limits of Public Law 88-482 rather than suspend its other programs; and

      Whereas, As indicated by the United States Department of Agriculture statistics, the importation of foreign meat has not had the effect of reducing the price which consumers must pay for meat, while paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of section 2 of Public Law 88-482, which allows the President to increase or suspend import limits if the market price for livestock is followed by a retail price rise, lays the entire blame for any retail price increase at the feet of the domestic livestock producers and ignores the effect which packers, wholesalers or retailers may have on the retail price; and

      Whereas, Public Law 88-482 could be improved by establishing absolute import limits on meat subject only to change by congressional action, and the domestic livestock industry could be further protected and restored to its position as a profitable industry by the imposition of a tariff of sufficient amount upon foreign meats which would equate the foreign cost of production to that in the United States; 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 use his best efforts to secure protective tariffs and import limitations which will assist the livestock industry of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared by the secretary of state and transmitted forthwith to the United States Senators and the Representative in Congress from the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 40, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on Finance

FILE NUMBER 40

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting assembly to return A.B. 306 to senate.

 

      Whereas, A.B. 306 has been passed by the senate and returned to the assembly; and

      Whereas, S.B. 213 affecting the same NRS section has been signed by the governor, thus creating a conflict, it is necessary that A.B. 306 be given further consideration before being sent to enrollment; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the assembly is hereby respectfully requested to return A.B. 306 to the senate for further consideration.

 

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FILE NUMBER 41, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Committee on Banks, Banking and Corporations

FILE NUMBER 41

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing subpena power to the senate standing committee on banks, banking and corporations with respect to Assembly Bill 187 and Senate Bill 183.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the senate standing committee on banks, banking and corporations is hereby granted the power and the authority of the senate to summon witnesses to attend before it to testify under oath concerning Assembly Bill 187 and Senate Bill 183, and the further power and authority of the senate to order the production of any and all materials, books, papers or documents necessary or convenient in aid of its investigations concerning Assembly Bill 187 and Senate Bill 183.

 

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FILE NUMBER 42, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Senators O’Slattery and O’Fisher

FILE NUMBER 42

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing St. Patrick.

 

      Whereas, Saint Patrick is known as the great patron saint of Ireland; and

      Whereas, March 17 is traditionally the day when Americans of Irish descent, both actual and honorary, pay respects to the memory of St. Patrick; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the people of Nevada join all other Irishmen, actual and honorary, in paying respects to this great saint on this day.

 

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FILE NUMBER 43, AR 14

Assembly Resolution No. 14–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 43

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commemoratin’ Saint Patrick.

 

      Whereas, Although th’ holy an’ learned Saint Patrick has now inhabited th’ hivenly realm f’r very nearly 1,600 years, an’ th’ dust iv time has settled on his life an’ noble acts, he is still remembered an’ respected as a saintly eximple f’r th’ lives iv men; an’

      Whereas, Although Saint Patrick is oft’n mentioned in connecshun with myth an’ legen’, we find considerable historical revelation iv th’ thrue character iv Saint Patrick; an’

      Whereas, Examinashun iv th’ life iv th’ saint discloses ’is piety, zeal, self-sacrifice an’ courage in face iv ivery danger an’ ivery trial; an’

      Whereas, Saint Patrick is th’ patron saint iv Ireland an’ a symbol iv th’ Irish people; an’

      Whereas, Th’ Irish people who early came t’ this soil ’ave shown th’ same fortitude an’ selflessness iv purpose f’r which their patron is so well noted; an’

      Whereas, Th’ mimbers in th’ Assimbly wish t’ join with all Americans iv Irish descent in this resolushun commemoratin’ an’ expressin’ our respect an’ devoshun t’ th’ memory iv th’ beloved Saint Patrick; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by th’ Assimbly iv th’ State iv Nevada, That th’ mimbers iv th’ Assimbly pay tribute on this day t’ Saint Patrick, whose eximplary life an’ whose renown are most certainly worthy iv such small perpetuashun as we can, by this resolushun, ghive.

 

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FILE NUMBER 44, ACR 11

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Messrs. Wood and Petrini

FILE NUMBER 44

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Endorsing the efforts of various individuals and organizations attempting to restore portions of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

 

      Whereas, A great amount of interest has been directed in recent years toward the historical institutions of this nation, as manifested by the reconstruction and preservation of the cable car lines in San Francisco and the profitable operations of the narrow gauge portions of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the remote mountains of Colorado; and

      Whereas, There is recorded in the history of the State of Nevada an institution that has far exceeded all others in the American West in holding the fascination and interest of men; and

      Whereas, Such institution was known as the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, which operated between Reno, Carson City, Minden and Virginia City between the years 1869 and 1950; and

 


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      Whereas, The abandonment of this line by disinterested nonresident heirs was a tragedy to Nevada; and

      Whereas, The sight of a V. & T. train as it clattered across the Nevada sagebrush gladdened the hearts of all who saw it; and

      Whereas, In recent years, several pieces of equipment have been restored by various groups and can be seen once again in the Carson City and Virginia City areas; and

      Whereas, Restoration of even a small portion of the line and equipment would be of extreme benefit to Nevada, the leading tourist-attracting state of the nation; and

      Whereas, A united effort by all the individuals and organizations concerned would be extremely beneficial in restoration of a portion of this line; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the 53rd session of the legislature endorses all efforts to restore at least a portion of this line and expresses the desire that all individuals and associations concerned, especially those that own equipment of the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad, unite in a common effort to accomplish whatever can be done to further this admittedly long-range project; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Nevada Heritage Association, the Carson City and Reno Chambers of Commerce, the Nevada state museum, Mr. Grahame Hardy, the Virginia City restoration commission, the county commissioners of Ormsby, Lyon and Storey counties, and the public relations departments of the Southern Pacific and Western Pacific railroads.

 

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FILE NUMBER 45, ACR 9

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Mr. Pozzi

FILE NUMBER 45

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study and make recommendations for corrective legislation concerning criminal law and criminal procedure.

 

      Whereas, The last comprehensive review by the legislature of substantive and procedural Nevada criminal law is represented by the Crimes and Punishments Act of 1911 and the Criminal Practice Act of 1911; and

      Whereas, Numerous additions have been made piecemeal in the ensuing years; and

      Whereas, The half century intervening since that date has brought sweeping changes in the state’s way of life, in the relative importance of certain offenses, in the value of money and of other property, and even in concepts of criminal justice; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislative commission is directed to study the entire area of substantive criminal law, procedure in criminal cases, and the penal and parole policies of this state, and report the results of such study and make recommendations for specific legislation to the next regular session of the legislature of the State of Nevada in January 1967.

 


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area of substantive criminal law, procedure in criminal cases, and the penal and parole policies of this state, and report the results of such study and make recommendations for specific legislation to the next regular session of the legislature of the State of Nevada in January 1967.

 

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FILE NUMBER 46, SJR 13

Senate Joint Resolution No. 13–Committee on Federal Affairs

FILE NUMBER 46

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Congress of the United States to adopt, and memorializing the Nevada congressional delegation to secure passage of, legislation to establish a Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Nevada is the only one of the 13 western states without a national park or portion of one within its boundaries; and

      Whereas, The policy of the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior is to set aside and preserve for all time sites of unique natural and historical importance; and

      Whereas, No area is presently established as a national park to protect or preserve a portion of the Great Basin of the United States; and

      Whereas, The Great Basin of interior drainage is unique in the United States and is America’s largest example of such a phenomenon; and

      Whereas, The particular portion of the Great Basin envisioned as a national park contains groves of bristlecone pine trees (Pinus aristata), identified in 1957 as the oldest living things in the world, exceeding even the giant sequoia and redwood trees in age; and

      Whereas, The associated types of flora and fauna found in the Great Basin area under consideration for a national park are not found anywhere else in the nation; and

      Whereas, The area also contains the Lehman Caves National Monument, an example of cave formation famed for its delicate and colorful natural decoration, all of which adds to the diversity of interest which would be available; and

      Whereas, The need for additional outdoor recreational facilities and areas in which the people of this nation may relax and enjoy natural scenery and surroundings has become more and more apparent; and

      Whereas, The economy of eastern Nevada would be greatly stimulated by the volume of visitors to such an unusual national park; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is respectfully requested to adopt suitable implementing legislation establishing a Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada and that each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation is hereby memorialized to use his best efforts to secure passage of such legislation; and be it further

 

 


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congressional delegation is hereby memorialized to use his best efforts to secure passage of such legislation; 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 each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 47, AJR 18

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 18–Clark County Delegation

FILE NUMBER 47

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to enact at this session the necessary legislation to begin the southern Nevada water supply project.

 

      Whereas, The rapid growth of population in Clark County, Nevada, during the past 25 and especially during the past 10 years has created a need for water far in excess of the natural ground water supply, leading to a rate of withdrawal more than double the rate of recharge and consequent depletion of the artesian reservoir; and

      Whereas, The future development of the entire surrounding area and even the maintenance of such important federal installations as Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Atomic Test Site depend upon the provision of adequate water from some other source; and

      Whereas, Additional water can be made available only from Lake Mead by the installation of adequate pipeline and pumping facilities; and

      Whereas, Nevada’s right to a share of the water from this source has been determined by the Supreme Court of the United States; and

      Whereas, The economic feasibility and favorable ratio of benefit to cost of the southern Nevada water supply project are shown by the 1963 report to the Bureau of Reclamation; and

      Whereas, The need and worth of this project have been further recognized by its inclusion in the southwest Pacific water plan proposed by the Secretary of the Interior; and

      Whereas, By the nature of this project it can be completed and used independently of the other elements of this plan; and

      Whereas, Necessary legislation for the cooperation of the State of Nevada in the project has been enacted as chapter 348, Statutes of Nevada 1963, and chapter 5, Statutes of Nevada 1964; and

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States had before it at the last session and has before it at this session, as Senate Bill 32, legislation to authorize the southern Nevada water supply project; and

      Whereas, The ever more critical need for immediate action is shown by a recent news release of the Department of the Interior showing that in December 1964, ground water levels in the Las Vegas area reached a record low; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature respectfully urges the Congress of the United States, at this session, to enact the necessary legislation to begin the southern Nevada water supply project; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 48, AJR 31

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 31–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 48

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Nevada congressional delegation to secure passage of legislation to allow a tax credit against the federal tax upon slot machines for any similar tax imposed by the states.

 

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is now experiencing a serious financial problem as the cost of state government increases with rising population; and

      Whereas, This financial problem is also attributable in part to the limited property tax base resulting from a disproportionate amount of federally owned land in this state and attributable also to the constant pressures upon the available sources of revenue by federal tax policies; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government is at this time considering ways and means of returning to the states part of the revenues collected in the states to reimburse the states to some extent for expenses and charges created by federal activities and to ease the financial burden which many states are now facing; and

      Whereas, The federal tax upon slot machines and other coin-operated devices yields an insignificant proportion of the total revenues of the Federal Government and is used primarily as a basis for controlling the use of slot machines; and

      Whereas, The amount of money taken from Nevada each year for such control of slot machines is significant in proportion to the total revenues of the state, in that such amount exceeded $6 million for the fiscal year 1964; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is adequately equipped and able to administer all controls upon the use of slot machines within its borders; and

      Whereas, Such administration would relieve the Federal Government of the need to control slot machines in this state and would at the same time justify the return to the state of a portion of the tax now extracted; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada congressional delegation is hereby memorialized to use their best efforts to secure passage of legislation which would allow a tax credit against the federal tax upon slot machines, not exceeding 80 percent of the federal tax, for any amount paid to a state which levies a similar tax and which gives proper assurances that the control policies of the Federal Government now exerted over slot machines would not be relaxed; and be it further

 

 


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80 percent of the federal tax, for any amount paid to a state which levies a similar tax and which gives proper assurances that the control policies of the Federal Government now exerted over slot machines would not be relaxed; and be it further

      Resolved, That certified copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to United States Senators Alan Bible and Howard Cannon and to Representative in Congress Walter S. Baring.

 

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FILE NUMBER 49, SR 9

Senate Resolution No. 9–Senator Lemaire

FILE NUMBER 49

SENATE RESOLUTION–Expressing gratitude and commendation to the news media for fine coverage of the 53rd session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, An electorate which is informed of the problems and activities of their government and elected representatives is essential to the American form of government; and

      Whereas, The guarantees of free speech and free press are in part designed to preserve to the news media, and thereby the electorate, the right to inform and be informed of the activities of the government; and

      Whereas, The news coverage of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada has been unequaled for its accuracy, thoroughness and analysis in depth; and

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada have, through the hard work, dedication and long hours of the staffs of the several news agencies, been constantly aware and informed of the proceedings of the legislature; and

      Whereas, Because of such information, the public have been able to express their likes and dislikes of various measures, and have been able to judge, evaluate, criticize and praise the performance of the several members of the legislature; and

      Whereas, The members of the staffs of the news agencies which are assigned to the Capitol have been courteous, understanding and helpful in their relations with the members of the legislature, yet have pursued their duty to search out news with persistence and tenacity; and

      Whereas, The representatives of the press, radio, television and other news media have built a monument to themselves, their industry and their country in what they have written and reported; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the senate of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their gratitude and commendation to all members of the staffs of the various news media who reported the activities of the 53rd session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 50, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Committee on Judiciary

FILE NUMBER 50

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study and prepare a report on the timing of assessment and collection of real and personal property taxes in the State of Nevada and procedural matters relating thereto; and authorizing the utilization of citizens’ groups, representatives of political subdivisions and subcommittees of legislators who are not members of the legislative commission to assist in such a study.

 

      Whereas, It has become necessary to make a study of the present procedures concerning real and personal property taxes of the state, and problems pertaining thereto; and

      Whereas, Such a study necessitates an analysis of the preparation of budgets, the assessment and collection of taxes, and procedural duties related to the timing of budgets, assessments, delivery of tax bills and tax lien dates; and

      Whereas, This study will be benefited by the assistance of citizens’ groups, representatives of political subdivisions and subcommittees of legislators who are not members of the legislative commission in better understanding the problems pertaining to such taxation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to make such a study and to utilize the assistance of citizens’ groups, representatives of political subdivisions and subcommittees of legislators who are not members of the legislative commission, and to report their findings and recommendations concerning the timing of the assessment and collection of real and personal property taxes; and procedural matters relating thereto to the 54th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 51, SCR 9

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Committee on State Institutions

FILE NUMBER 51

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study and prepare a report on the necessity for future planning and construction to enlarge state institutions in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is experiencing tremendous growth in population; and

      Whereas, Such population and related industrial expansion is taxing the facilities of all state institutions and causing confusion and disorganization in planning orderly growth of the institutions and outside agency care; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to make a study of the entire area of institutional needs of the State of Nevada and planned growth and construction required to meet such needs, and to report its findings and recommendations to the 54th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 


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and planned growth and construction required to meet such needs, and to report its findings and recommendations to the 54th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 52, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Mr. Kean

FILE NUMBER 52

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the research division of the legislative counsel bureau to make a study of the examination and licensing methods of the professional and vocational boards of the state to determine the feasibility of creating a department of professional and vocational standards.

 

      Whereas, By law there are numerous boards and commissions in the government of the State of Nevada which have the responsibility and duty of examining and licensing applicants for various professions, businesses and vocations; and

      Whereas, The boards and commissions in question consist of individuals engaged in the various professions, businesses and vocations; and

      Whereas, There appears to be a need for uniformity of information submitted by applicants and uniformity in the issuance of licenses; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the research division of the legislative counsel bureau be memorialized to study the methods of examination and licensing of the various professional and vocational boards in the government of the State of Nevada and the feasibility and desirability of the creation of a department of professional and vocational standards; and be it further

      Resolved, That a report and recommendations be submitted to the 54th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 53, SCR 8

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Senator Dodge

FILE NUMBER 53

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to continue the study of the present law concerning state support for public schools in Nevada, and to report the results of such study and make recommendations for corrective legislation to the 54th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, It is necessary that the study of the system of apportionment and allowance of moneys in the state treasury subject to distribution to the several school districts of this state be continued in order to ascertain whether such system embodies any inequities; and

 


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      Whereas, Legislation will be required to correct any inequities which may be revealed by such a study; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to continue to conduct a study of the present law concerning state support for public schools in Nevada to determine whether any inequities exist in such law because of the Peabody formula, which is set forth in NRS 387.120 to 387.127, inclusive, and report the results of such study and make recommendations for specific corrective legislation to the 54th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 54, SR 10

Senate Resolution No. 10–Senators Bay, Berrum, Bissett, Dial, Dodge, Fransway, Humphrey, Lamb, Lemaire, McGowan, Monroe, Parks, Slattery, Titlow and Whitacre

FILE NUMBER 54

SENATE RESOLUTION–Expressing the determination of the senate of the 53rd session of the Nevada legislature to withhold any action upon reapportionment of the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, There is an action now pending in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada against the governor and certain executive officials of the State of Nevada, seeking to require such persons to cause the reapportionment of both houses of the legislature of the State of Nevada on the basis of population alone; and

      Whereas, Such reapportionment is contrary to the existing statutes of the State of Nevada, and contrary to the express provisions of the constitution of this sovereign state; and

      Whereas, Such executive officials are bound by oath and duty to observe well and faithfully the laws and constitution of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The ends and purposes sought by the plaintiffs in the pending court action are contrary to the long established principles, customs, traditions and laws of this sovereign state; and

      Whereas, The pending action is based upon so-called legal principles enunciated by the Supreme Court of the United States in a series of decisions based not upon legal or historic precedent but upon ill-founded political ideology; and

      Whereas, Neither the senate of the State of Nevada, nor any member thereof has been a party to any of the actions involving other states nor to the present action involving the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, There has been no decision or order of any court purporting to challenge or invalidate the statutes or constitution of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, There has been no decision or order of any court directing, requiring or suggesting that the senate of the State of Nevada be reapportioned upon the basis of population; and

      Whereas, The senate of the State of Nevada deems itself to be a necessary and proper party to any action which seeks to change its composition and apportionment; and

 

 


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necessary and proper party to any action which seeks to change its composition and apportionment; and

      Whereas, The senate of the State of Nevada is willing to consider and act upon reapportionment as required by law once that law has been decided and finally determined in a court having jurisdiction thereof; and

      Whereas, It is recognized in the pending federal court action that the executive officials of this state cannot lawfully presume to reapportion the senate of the State of Nevada unless and until there has been a lawful court order requiring such reapportionment and invalidating the constitution of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The legislature is not now legally able to act upon reapportionment in contravention of the express provisions of the constitution of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the senate of the 53rd session of the Nevada legislature, being honor and duty bound to support the constitution of the State of Nevada, do hereby agree to withhold action upon reapportionment pending the direction and decision of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, as that decision may be finally entered; and be it further

      Resolved, That if it is the lawful and final decision of the federal court that the legislature of this state be reapportioned, then the senate of this state shall stand ready to reconvene upon the call of the governor, or in default thereof, at its next regular session, to consider, decide and act upon reapportionment as required by the federal court; and be it further

      Resolved, That the senate of the State of Nevada hereby determines and gives notice to the federal court and to all other bodies and persons that the question of reapportionment is primarily a state legislative question, and not a judicial question, and this senate hereby expresses its willingness to undertake and decide upon a proper reapportionment if a final court order is made authorizing and directing it so to do.

 

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FILE NUMBER 55, AJR 28

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 28–Mr. Pozzi

FILE NUMBER 55

[To be returned to 1967 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the legislative department, by adding a new section allowing the legislature to consolidate the city designated as the seat of government and the county containing it.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended by adding thereto a new section to be designated section 37, which shall immediately follow section 36, and shall read as follows:

Sec. 37.  Notwithstanding the general provisions of sections 20, 25, 26, and 36 of this article, the legislature may by law consolidate into one municipal government, with one set of officers, the city designated as the seat of government of this state and the county in which such city is situated.

 


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26, and 36 of this article, the legislature may by law consolidate into one municipal government, with one set of officers, the city designated as the seat of government of this state and the county in which such city is situated. Such consolidated municipality shall be considered as a county for the purpose of representation in the legislature, shall have all the powers conferred upon counties by this constitution or by general law, and shall have such other powers as may be conferred by its charter. Notwithstanding the general provisions of section 1 of article 10, the legislature may create two or more separate taxing districts within such consolidated municipality.

 

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FILE NUMBER 56, AR 16

Assembly Resolution No. 16–Messrs. Bunker and Swobe

FILE NUMBER 56

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Designating eight members of the assembly as members of the legislative commission of the legislative counsel bureau.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660, Messrs. James I. Gibson, Raymond L. Knisley, Lawrence E. Jacobsen and Archie Pozzi, Jr. be, and they hereby are, designated as the regular assembly members; Messrs. Ernest M. Johnson and M. Edward Fike be, and they hereby are, designated as the first alternate assembly members; and Messrs. Melvin D. Close, Jr. and James E. Wood be, and they hereby are, designated as the second alternate assembly members of the legislative commission of the legislative counsel bureau, to serve until their successors are appointed.

 

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FILE NUMBER 57, AJR 30

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 30–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 57

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Nevada congressional delegation to secure passage of legislation to allow a tax credit against the federal cabaret tax for any similar tax imposed by a state.

 

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is now experiencing a serious financial problem as the cost of state government increases with rising population; and

      Whereas, This financial problem is also attributable in part to the limited property tax base resulting from a disproportionate amount of federally owned land within the state and attributable also to the constant pressures upon the available sources of revenue by the federal tax policies; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government is at this time considering ways and means of returning to the states part of the revenues collected in the states to reimburse the states to some extent for expenses and charges created by federal activities and to ease the financial burdens which many states are now facing; and

 

 


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charges created by federal activities and to ease the financial burdens which many states are now facing; and

      Whereas, The federal cabaret tax, which yields an insignificant proportion of the total revenues of the Federal Government, annually takes over $3 million from the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The legislature in its search for revenues is desirous of imposing a state cabaret tax, but is reluctant to do so for fear of reviving the problems in the entertainment industry which the 1960 reduction of the federal cabaret tax was designed to cure; and

      Whereas, A credit against the federal cabaret tax for any state cabaret tax paid would be an efficient and economical way in which the Federal Government could return a portion of the moneys it collects to the state governments; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That each member of the Nevada congressional delegation is hereby memorialized to use his best efforts to secure passage of legislation which would allow a tax credit against the federal cabaret tax for any amount paid to a state for a state cabaret or similar state tax; 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 delegation to the Congress.

 

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FILE NUMBER 58, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 58

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study taxation of banks and financial institutions and to report any recommendations to the 54th session of the legislature and authorizing the hiring of additional personnel to conduct such study.

 

      Whereas, The provisions for the taxation of banks and bank shares have not be revised since their enactment in 1907; and

      Whereas, There are several limitations upon the amount and method by which banks and bank shares may be taxed, imposed both by federal law and by provisions of the Nevada constitution; and

      Whereas, Many of the limitations relate to equal taxation of competing businesses, which may or may not include savings and loan associations and other financial institutions; and

      Whereas, The change in the character of the loan markets brought about by the growth in recent years of savings and loan associations and other financial institutions and the rapid growth of banks within the State of Nevada may justify a revision of the method of taxations of banks or bank shares; and

      Whereas, A proper revision of the statutes relating to such taxation would require an extensive study not only of the methods now used but the alternative methods and the effects and administration of each method; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislative commission is directed to study the laws and constitutional provisions relating to taxation of shares of stock, real and personal property or income of banks, savings and loan associations and other financial institutions, and if deemed advisable by the legislative commission, to report any recommendations for revision of the Nevada statutes and constitution relating to such taxation to the 54th session of the Nevada legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That the director of the legislative counsel bureau is authorized to employ additional personnel if needed to conduct such study and that the legislature appropriate sufficient funds to pay the costs of such personnel.

 

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FILE NUMBER 59, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 59

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of certain persons for services rendered to the 53rd 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 $1,250; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the state controller be authorized and directed to pay the sum of $1,250 out of the legislative fund to the following-named individuals and in the respective amounts designated, as compensation for religious services rendered during the 53rd session of the Nevada legislature: The Very Reverend Hugh P. Smith, the sum of $250; Father Robert G. Pumphrey, the sum of $250; Father Stewart Campbell, the sum of $250; Rev. Paul Prichard, the sum of $250; and Rev. Elmer H. Podoll, the sum of $250.

 

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FILE NUMBER 60, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 60

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the appreciation of the members of the legislature for the hospitality shown them by various persons, groups and establishments.

 

      Whereas, For the past 70-odd days the members of the 53rd session of the legislature have labored long and hard over the problems of government; and

      Whereas, The perseverance and fortitude necessary to enable the members to keep at their task have been enhanced by the hospitality accorded to them by various persons, groups and establishments; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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members to keep at their task have been enhanced by the hospitality accorded to them by various persons, groups and establishments; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the appreciation and gratitude of the members, attaches and employees of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are hereby extended to the following persons and businesses for their hospitality and warm fellowship extended during the 53rd session of the legislature: Governor and Mrs. Grant Sawyer, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Paul Laxalt, the mayor and city council of Carson City, the county of Ormsby, Carson City Golf Course, William Harrah and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Roger Teglia, the Carson City Nugget, George Vargas, John Ascuaga’s Sparks Nugget, the Lahontan Basin Medical Society, the Nevada State Medical Association, the Desert Research Institution of the University of Nevada, Bell Telephone Company of Nevada, the Washoe County Fair and Recreation Board, the Nevada Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the White Pine Committee for Economic Development, the USAF Combat Training School at Nellis Air Force Base, the Capital City Community Concert Association, the Reno Press Club, the Crystal Bay Development Company, Fred Fletcher and Harvey’s Wagon Wheel; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the persons, groups and establishments herein mentioned.

 

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FILE NUMBER 61, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 61

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the superintendent of state printing, his staff and employees for their work during the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The superintendent of state printing, his staff and employees have a heavy and exacting responsibility throughout the days and nights of each legislative session; and

      Whereas, This responsibility has been undertaken and discharged with the usual efficiency and dedicated spirit during this 53rd session; and

      Whereas, The members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada wish to commend the superintendent of state printing, his staff and employees for a job well done; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 53rd session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby give grateful recognition to and commend the superintendent of state printing and the staff and employees of the state printing office for their diligent labor and their courteous cooperation in promoting the interests and undertakings of this legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 62, SR 11

Senate Resolution No. 11–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 62

SENATE RESOLUTION–Designating eight members of the senate as members of the legislative commission of the legislative counsel bureau.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660, Senators B. Mahlon Brown, Floyd R. Lamb, Carl F. Dodge and Wilson McGowan be, and they hereby are, designated as the regular senate members; Senators Warren L. Monroe and Rene W. Lemaire be, and they hereby are, designated as the first alternate senate members; and Senators Bruce M. Parks and Henry W. Berrum be, and they hereby are, designated as the second alternative senate members of the legislative commission of the legislative counsel bureau, to serve until their successors are appointed.

 

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FILE NUMBER 63, SR 12

Senate Resolution No. 12–Committee on Finance

FILE NUMBER 63

SENATE RESOLUTION–Authorizing the payment of a per diem expense allowance from the legislative fund to the secretary of the senate.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That when Senate Bill No. 334 of the 53rd session of the legislature becomes law and a proper claim is filed thereafter with the director of the legislative counsel bureau and approved by him pursuant to law, there shall be paid to the secretary of the senate, Leola H. Armstrong, from the legislative fund the sum of $900 as a per diem expense allowance for the 53rd session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 64, SJR 12

Senate Joint Resolution No. 12–Committee on Taxation

FILE NUMBER 64

[To be returned to the 1967 Legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 3 of article 9 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to state indebtedness, by increasing the maximum allowance for the state public debt to 2 percent of the state’s assessed valuation, by providing a flexible method of determining such valuation, and by restricting the contracts permissible outside the debt limit.

 

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

      Sec. 3.  The state may contract public debts; but such debts shall never, in the aggregate, exclusive of interest, exceed the sum of [one] two per cent of the assessed valuation of the state, as [shown by the reports of the county assessors to the state controller,] determined by the state controller in the manner provided by law, except for the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses, as hereinafter mentioned.

 


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two per cent of the assessed valuation of the state, as [shown by the reports of the county assessors to the state controller,] determined by the state controller in the manner provided by law, except for the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses, as hereinafter mentioned. Every such debt shall be authorized by law for some purpose or purposes, to be distinctly specified therein; and every such law shall provide for levying an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest semiannually, and the principal within twenty years from the passage of such law, and shall specially appropriate the proceeds of said taxes to the payment of said principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished until the principal and interest of said debts shall have been wholly paid. Every contract of indebtedness entered into or assumed by or on behalf of the state, when all its debts and liabilities amount to said sum before mentioned, shall be void and of no effect, except in cases of money borrowed to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, defend the state in time of war, or, if hostilities be threatened, provide for the public defense.

      The state, notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, may, pursuant to authority of the legislature, make and enter into any and all contracts necessary, expedient or advisable for the protection and preservation of any of its property, [or natural resources,] or for the purposes of obtaining the benefits thereof, however arising and whether arising by or through any undertaking or project of the United States or by or through any treaty or compact between the states, or otherwise. The legislature may from time to time make such appropriations as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the state under such contracts, and shall levy such tax as may be necessary to pay the same or carry them into effect. All contracts made under former provisions of this section shall remain valid and enforcible.

 

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FILE NUMBER 65, AJR 21

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 21–Messrs. Gibson, Bunker, Bailey and Gray

FILE NUMBER 65

[To be returned to the 1967 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 3 of article 9 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to state indebtedness, by increasing the maximum allowance for the state public debt to 3 percent of the state’s assessed valuation, by providing a flexible method of determining such valuation, and by restricting the contracts permissible outside the debt limit.

 

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

      Sec. 3.  The state may contract public debts; but such debts shall never, in the aggregate, exclusive of interest, exceed the sum of [one] three percent of the assessed valuation of the state, as [shown by the reports of the county assessors to the state controller,] determined by the state controller in the manner provided by law, except for the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses, as hereinafter mentioned.

 


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reports of the county assessors to the state controller,] determined by the state controller in the manner provided by law, except for the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses, as hereinafter mentioned. Every such debt shall be authorized by law for some purpose or purposes, to be distinctly specified therein; and every such law shall provide for levying an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest semiannually, and the principal within twenty years from the passage of such law, and shall specially appropriate the proceeds of said taxes to the payment of said principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished until the principal and interest of said debts shall have been wholly paid. Every contract of indebtedness entered into or assumed by or on behalf of the state, when all its debts and liabilities amount to said sum before mentioned, shall be void and of no effect, except in cases of money borrowed to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, defend the state in time of war, or, if hostilities be threatened, provide for the public defense.

      The state, notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, may, pursuant to authority of the legislature, make and enter into any and all contracts necessary, expedient or advisable for the protection and preservation of any of its property, [or natural resources,] or for the purposes of obtaining the benefits thereof, however arising and whether arising by or through any undertaking or project of the United States or by or through any treaty or compact between the states, or otherwise. The legislature may from time to time make such appropriations as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the state under such contracts, and shall levy such tax as may be necessary to pay the same or carry them into effect. All contracts made under former provisions of this section shall remain valid and enforcible.

 

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FILE NUMBER 66, AR 17

Assembly Resolution No. 17–Committee on Legislative Functions

FILE NUMBER 66

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Authorizing the payment of a per diem expense allowance from the legislative fund to the chief clerk of the assembly.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That when Senate Bill No. 334 of the 53rd session of the legislature becomes law and a proper claim is filed thereafter with the director of the legislative counsel bureau and approved by him pursuant to law, there shall be paid to the chief clerk of the assembly, Nathan T. Hurst, from the legislative fund the sum of $900 as a per diem expense allowance for the 53rd session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 67, SJR 14

Senate Joint Resolution No. 14–Committee on Mining

FILE NUMBER 67

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress to enact legislation reducing but not eliminating the silver content of United States coinage.

 

      Whereas, Coinage having an intrinsic value is compatible with the prestige and dignity of the United States; and

      Whereas, The demand for and the decreasing supply of silver is increasing the price of silver to a point where it may have a damaging effect upon the current supply of coins; and

      Whereas, The elimination of silver from coinage would cause untold disruption in the operation of vending machines and other coin-operated devices which use silver conductivity to reject counterfeit coins; and

      Whereas, The elimination of silver from coinage would also have catastrophic effects in the silver mining industry which has historically contributed importantly to the economy of the western United States; and

      Whereas, A substantial reduction in the silver content of coinage would greatly extend the time for which the present supply of silver at the mint will last and would reduce the demand for silver while permitting an orderly transition to coinage with a lesser silver content; and

      Whereas, Reduced silver content of coins and the accompanying reduced demand for silver would permit the establishment of a monetary price above the cost of production and allow the supply and demand for silver to reach a balance at a price at some point below the elevated monetary price; and

      Whereas, A clear indication from the Congress that silver in coinage shall be retained would strengthen the confidence of all people in the money of the United States; 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 enact legislation which will reduce but not eliminate the silver content of United States coinage; 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 Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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