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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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Resolutions and Memorials

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FILE NUMBER 1, AJR 1

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 1–Mr. Lowman

 

FILE NUMBER 1

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Richard Milhous Nixon and Spiro Theodore Agnew on their inaugurations as President and Vice President, respectively, of the United States.

 

      Whereas, On the 20th day of January, Richard Milhous Nixon and Spiro Theodore Agnew will be formally inaugurated as President and Vice President, respectively, of the United States; and

      Whereas, These men assume the leadership of the world’s greatest nation at a time unparalleled in her history, when her status in the world community is challenged, when other nations of the world continually direct outrageous criticisms against her, when domestic inflation threatens her economic health and when crime and rioting in the streets threaten the safety of all her citizens; and

      Whereas, During the tenure of their office they will encounter the forces of the enemies of this country attempting to destroy the principles of representative government to which this nation has always been dedicated; and

      Whereas, The American people, through the elective process, have expressed their confidence and trust in Richard Milhous Nixon and Spiro Theodore Agnew successfully to direct this nation through these trying times; and

      Whereas, They will, during their stewardship, face the most demanding, perilous and challenging times of their lives; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extend their best wishes and congratulations to Richard Milhous Nixon and Spiro Theodore Agnew 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 forthwith by telegraph by the legislative counsel to Richard Milhous Nixon and Spiro Theodore Agnew, and that thereafter copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to Messrs. Nixon and Agnew.

 

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FILE NUMBER 2, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senator Brown

 

FILE NUMBER 2

 

SENATE RESOLUTIONProviding for the appointment of senate 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 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Jean Hanna, Patricia Gatz, Irene Cline, Patricia Burke, Dean W.


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Patricia Gatz, Irene Cline, Patricia Burke, Dean W. Miller, Mary O’Malley, Jeanne Smith, Naomi Dottei, Genevieve Cronin, Agnes Nelson, Grace Dirrim, Glen Stoddard, Anna Marke, Alyce Kolhoss, Betty Barney and Steve Frank.

 

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FILE NUMBER 3, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senator Brown

 

FILE NUMBER 3

 

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 4, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Mr. Lowman

 

FILE NUMBER 4

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Adopting standing rules of the Assembly.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following rules shall be the standing rules of the Assembly of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada:

      1.  Standing Rules 1, 2, 4 to 19, inclusive, 21 to 28, inclusive, and 30 to 40, inclusive, as last amended, of the Assembly of the 54th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada; and

      2.  Three additional rules, denominated Rules 3, 20 and 29, which read as follows:

 

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Rules of the Assembly

 

      These rules shall be the Rules of the Assembly of the present session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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Standing Committees

 

      The standing committees of the Assembly shall be as follows:

      1.  Agriculture, seven members.

      2.  Commerce, seven members.

      3.  Education, seven members.

      4.  Elections, seven members.

      5.  Fish and Game, seven members.


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      6.  Government Affairs, nine members.

      7.  Health and Welfare, nine members.

      8.  Judiciary, nine members.

      9.  Labor and Management, seven members.

      10.  Legislative Functions, seven members.

      11.  Public Resources, seven members.

      12.  Taxation, nine members.

      13.  Transportation, seven members.

      14.  Ways and Means, nine members.

      The number of members representing the majority political party on a standing committee shall only exceed the number of members of the minority political party by one.

 

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Meeting

 

      The Assembly shall meet each day at 9 a.m., unless the Assembly adjourns to some other hour.

 

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FILE NUMBER 5, AR 3

Assembly Resolution No. 3–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 5

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Provides 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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FILE NUMBER 6, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Messrs. Homer and Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 6

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the bill authorizing construction of the State Capitol Building.

 

      Whereas, On January 20, 1869, Assemblyman John S. Mayhugh introduced a bill to provide for the erection of a State Capitol Building, later signed into law by a somewhat shaky hand of the late Governor Henry G. Blasdel; and

      Whereas, The 100th anniversary of the introduction of the bill authorizing the construction of the State Capitol, in which we are now assembled, is on January 20, 1969, and coincidentally the first day of this legislative session; and


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      Whereas, It is fitting and proper that the 1969 session of the legislature of the State of Nevada commemorate the bill on this 100th anniversary; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commemorates the 100th anniversary of the bill entitled “AN ACT to provide for the erection of a State Capitol at Carson City”; and be it further

      Resolved, That when the legislature adjourns today, it does so in honor of our valiant predecessors who authorized the construction of our historic State Capitol.

 

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FILE NUMBER 7, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 7

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of assembly attaches. (BDR 110)

 

      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 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Mouryne B. Landing, Barbara J. Wood, Carol L. Moore, Pauline V. Topken, John H. Fant, A. E. Bud Miller, Harold J. Berger, Gerald M. Freeman, Ila Harvey, Lois L. Buquet, Jeanne L. Douglass, Jeanne E. Faylor, Martha E. Herndon, James F. Tranter, Kathleen M. Yasmer, Grace C. Arndell, Helen T. Boegle, Silvia H. Campbell, Doris R. Davis, Ruth B. Eason, Lois E. Hardy, Mildred M. Hussman, Ethel M. Kuhnke, Lelah F. Roper, Marie R. Smith, Carol L. Wittenberg, Jeanine M. Wolf, Ann M. Healy, Nita C. Freeman, Samuel Laban and James L. Mack.

 

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FILE NUMBER 8, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 8

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of assembly 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 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Sylvia Terzich, Sue Orr and Shirley Gold.

 

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FILE NUMBER 9, ACR 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 9

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing necessary expenditures from the legislative fund for air travel and related expenses of the members of the assembly standing committee on ways and means to be incurred in visiting state-supported institutions in southern Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That expenditure of necessary moneys from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to pay the costs of air travel and other incidentals to be incurred by members of the assembly standing committee on ways and means in visiting state-supported institutions in southern Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 10, ACR 3

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Mr. Frank Young

 

FILE NUMBER 10

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating students and faculty of Huffaker Elementary School for the excellent program which they presented to the legislators on the opening day of the 1969 session.

 

      Whereas, On the opening day of the 1969 session of the legislature of the State of Nevada, students from the Huffaker Elementary School, of Reno, Nevada, provided the legislators with a program of songs and recitations; and

      Whereas, This excellent entertainment was an example and an inspiration to the members of the legislature of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Such songs and recitations indicated a profound understanding of the legislative process and of the leaders in that process; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the students and faculty of the Huffaker Elementary School, of Reno, Nevada, are hereby congratulated and commended, with the sincere appreciation of the members of the legislature, for the inspiring and talented presentation of the program on the opening day of the 1969 legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the principal, faculty and students of the Huffaker Elementary School of Reno, Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 11, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Senator Brown

 

FILE NUMBER 11

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Senator Bruce M. Parks.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned with the deepest sorrow of the death of former Assemblyman and Senator Bruce M. Parks; and

      Whereas, Bruce M. Parks ably served the residents of Mineral County and the State of Nevada as a member of the assembly in the special sessions of 1956 and 1958 and the regular sessions of 1957, 1959 and 1960, serving as Speaker of the Assembly in 1960; and

      Whereas, Mr. Parks continued to serve in the Nevada legislature as a member of the senate in 1961, 1963 and 1965, acting as President pro tempore in 1965; and

      Whereas,  Senator Parks was the first director of the Nevada office of economic opportunity; and

      Whereas, The rise of Senator Parks from private to lieutenant colonel while serving in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean conflict is indicative of the stature of this man who was respected by all of those with whom he was associated; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the deepest sorrow and sincerest condolences are expressed to the widow and surviving family of the late Senator Bruce M. Parks; and be it further

      Resolved, That when the legislature adjourns today, it do so in the memory of our respected associate; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow and surviving daughters of the late assemblyman and senator, Bruce M. Parks.

 

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FILE NUMBER 12, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Senators Fransway and Brown

 

FILE NUMBER 12

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Senator A. V. Tallman.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with deep sorrow and regret of the death of the former Senator from Humboldt County, A. V. (Aaron) Tallman; and

      Whereas, Senator Tallman began his legislative career as an assemblyman in 1936 and in 1940 was elected to the first of three terms in the senate; and

      Whereas, He further indicated his desire to work on behalf of the people of Nevada by twice declaring his candidacy for the office of governor; and

      Whereas, Senator Tallman was a leader in the ranching industry of this state until his semi-retirement in 1952; now, therefore, be it


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the condolences of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature are hereby expressed to the widow and surviving family of the late Senator A. V. Tallman; and be it further

      Resolved, That when the legislature adjourns today, it do so in the memory of our respected associate; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving sons of the late assemblyman and senator.

 

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FILE NUMBER 13, AR 6

Assembly Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 13

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an assembly attache.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Timothy Kelly be, and he hereby is, elected as an attache of the assembly for the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 14, AR 7

Assembly Resolution No. 7–Mr. Getto

 

FILE NUMBER 14

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Edward A. Dyer, Jr.

 

      Whereas, When Edward A. Dyer, Jr., passed away on April 22, 1968, the people of the State of Nevada lost a man who had devoted more than a decade to the problem of water conservation in this state; and

      Whereas, After graduation from the University of Nevada, Ed Dyer went on to become a member of the board of directors of the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District from 1956 to 1966, during which time he ably protected the users of the waters of Lahontan Reservoir; and

      Whereas, Mr. Dyer further protected the rights of the residents of Churchill County as their representative to the Nevada assembly in 1959, 1960 and 1961; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sincere condolences of this body be expressed to the surviving family of Edward A. Dyer, Jr., a respected associate; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving brothers of the late assemblyman.

 

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FILE NUMBER 15, AR 8

Assembly Resolution No. 8–Messrs. Glaser and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 15

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Chester A. Laing.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned of the death of the respected former Assemblyman Chester A. Laing; and

      Whereas, Chester A. Laing was born in Atlantic, Iowa, in 1882 and moved to Elko County in 1908; and

      Whereas, Assemblyman Laing was active in the Nevada ranching industry from 1912 until his retirement in 1945; and

      Whereas, Mr. Laing ably represented the residents of Elko County as an assemblyman during the 31st session of the Nevada legislature in 1923; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the condolences of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature are hereby expressed to the surviving family of the late Assemblyman Chester A. Laing; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving son and daughters of the late assemblyman.

 

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FILE NUMBER 16, SR 3

Senate Resolution No. 3–Senators Manning, Lamb and Brown

 

FILE NUMBER 16

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing former state Senator Lester LeRoy Burt.

 

      Whereas, The people of Nevada were deeply sorry to learn of the death of Lester LeRoy Burt; and

      Whereas, Mr. Burt was state senator representing Lincoln County from 1929 to 1935 and was respected for his dedication to public service; and

      Whereas, Mr. Burt played a part in the history of Nevada in that he brought in 1904 the first telegraph line through Las Vegas from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles; and

      Whereas, Mr. Burt contributed as a businessman to the growing economy of Nevada by owning and operating a pharmacy and two funeral homes; and

      Whereas, Senator Burt was actively engaged in community service, being past sovereign Grand Master for the Nevada I.O.O.F. Lodge and a member of B.P.O.E. 1468 in Las Vegas; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby extend their condolences to the surviving family and relatives of the late Lester LeRoy Burt; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving family of Mr. Burt.

 

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FILE NUMBER 17, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Clark County Delegation

 

FILE NUMBER 17

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing former Assemblyman Albert (Al) Cahlan.

 

      Whereas, The people of this state suffered an irreparable loss on the 27th day of June 1968 by the passing of the beloved and esteemed Albert Cahlan; and

      Whereas, Born in Reno in 1899, Mr. Cahlan graduated from the University of Nevada in 1920 and shortly thereafter began his journalistic career in Elko as editor of the Free Press from 1923 to 1926; and

      Whereas, Al became the dean of Nevada journalists while part owner and managing editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal from 1926 to 1961; and

      Whereas, Although his influence as a newspaperman was a large factor in the manner in which Nevada grew, Albert Cahlan also showed his industriousness and selfless dedication to Nevada through his service as a Nevada assemblyman in 1933 and as a member of the Clark County board of education, the Las Vegas recreation board and Las Vegas planning commission; and

      Whereas, His wise counsel was constantly sought by other Nevada leaders and he was recognized as a true Nevadan without peer; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That we express this day our profound sorrow and condolences to the family of the late Assemblyman Al Cahlan; and be it further

      Resolved, That when the legislature adjourns today, it do so in honor of this respected, distinguished Nevadan; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow and surviving brother and children of the late assemblyman.

 

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FILE NUMBER 18, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Senator Fransway

 

FILE NUMBER 18

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Justice Edgar Eather.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned with deepest sorrow of the death of Edgar Eather, former chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court; and

      Whereas, A native of Nevada, Edgar Eather served the public as recorder and auditor and as district attorney of Eureka County from 1911 until his elevation to the bench of the third judicial district in 1929; and

      Whereas, After 17 years as a district judge, Justice Eather served as a member if the Nevada supreme court from 1946 to 1958, during which time he was chief justice on several occasions; and

      Whereas, His dedication to the public welfare and integrity in office have acted as an inspiration to all who have known him; now, therefore, be it


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That we express this day our sincere condolences to the family of the late Justice Edgar Eather; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow and surviving daughters of the late justice.

 

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FILE NUMBER 19, SCR 4

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Finance

 

FILE NUMBER 19

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing necessary expenditures from the legislative fund for air travel and related expenses of the members of the senate standing committee on state institutions to be incurred in visiting state-supported institutions in southern Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That expenditure of necessary moneys from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to pay the costs of air travel and other incidentals to be incurred by members of the senate standing committee on state institutions in visiting state-supported institutions in southern Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 20, SCR 5

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Senators Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Gibson, Hecht, Herr, Lamb and White

 

FILE NUMBER 20

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Justice Frank McNamee.

 

      Whereas, Justice Frank McNamee, former chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, died November 4, 1968, after remaining bedridden since February of 1965, when he suffered a brutal beating from a criminal attack; and

      Whereas, Justice McNamee distinguished himself as a jurist having served as a municipal court judge in Las Vegas, as a district court judge in Clark County and as a justice in the state supreme court; and

      Whereas, He employed his abilities in the service of his country, having entered the military service as a private and being discharged 4 years later from the judge advocate general corps with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and was a decorated veteran of World War II; and

      Whereas, Justice McNamee was active in many civic and charitable organizations, including the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Rotary Club and various veterans’ organizations; and

      Whereas, His was a life devoted to public service; a life during which he constantly used his skills and training to serve the people of this state and of this country; and

      Whereas, Words cannot adequately express the loss felt by this state in the disablement and eventual death of a man of his stature; now, therefore, be it

 


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in the disablement and eventual death of a man of his stature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature wish to express their sincere and deep sorrow to the surviving family of the late Justice Frank McNamee; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it does so in memory of Justice Frank McNamee; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving family of Justice Frank McNamee.

 

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FILE NUMBER 21, AR 9

Assembly Resolution No. 9–Messrs. Glaser and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 21

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman P. W. Davidson.

 

      Whereas, The assembly has learned of the recent death of P. W. Davidson, former assemblyman from Elko County; and

      Whereas, a native of Sweden, Mr. Davidson spent 65 of his 88 years in Nevada; and

      Whereas, At the turn of the century he was actively involved in the mining industry, having been one of the first promoters of Jarbidge where he later served as foreman for the Guggenheim gold interests; and

      Whereas, Having operated a general merchandise store in Mountain City and owned a ranch in that area, Mr. Davidson’s diversified background enabled him to serve ably the residents of Elko County as an assemblyman in the legislative session of 1937; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sympathies of the members of the 1969 session of the Nevada legislature are extended to the widow and surviving family of the former assemblyman, P. W. Davidson; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow and surviving daughters of the late assemblyman.

 

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FILE NUMBER 22, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on Commerce

 

FILE NUMBER 22

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of a joint committee to conduct hearings and consider the proposed Nevada Insurance Code (Senate Bill No. 39); instructing the joint committee; and providing other related matters.

 

      Whereas, Senate Bill No. 39 (the proposed Nevada Insurance Code), introduced in the senate on January 23, 1969, consists of 371 printed pages of technical and detailed language; and


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      Whereas, It is contemplated that a series of public hearings on the bill will be held; and

      Whereas, Because of the length and nature of the contents of the bill, dual introduction in both the senate and assembly would incur unwarranted expense and loss of time; and

      Whereas, The appointment and instruction of a joint committee in the circumstances will effect efficiency in the public hearings and result in savings of both time and money; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That immediately after the adoption of this resolution by the senate and the assembly:

      1.  The president of the senate shall appoint a committee consisting of five members of the senate, which, together with the committee of the assembly provided for in paragraph 2, shall constitute a joint committee for consideration of Senate Bill No. 39.

      2.  The speaker of the assembly shall appoint a committee consisting of seven members of the assembly, which, together with the committee of the senate provided for in paragraph 1, shall constitute a joint committee for consideration of Senate Bill No. 39; and be it further

      Resolved, That the joint committee is instructed as follows:

      1.  The joint committee shall select its own chairman.

      2.  A quorum of the joint committee shall be a majority of its combined membership and when a quorum is present a majority of that quorum shall be capable of transacting business.

      3.  The joint committee shall consider Senate Bill No. 39 when referred to it and conduct such public hearings on the bill as are necessary in Carson City, Nevada.

      4.  In voting in the joint committee, the members shall vote individually and not by houses.

      5.  After completion of the assigned duties, the joint committee shall report. The report of the joint committee shall be made to each house by the members of the house represented on the joint committee.

 

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FILE NUMBER 23, AJR 3

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 3–Messrs. Bryan and McKissick

 

FILE NUMBER 23

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior of the United States to reconsider the increase in grazing fees on federal lands.

 

      Whereas, The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior of the United States have announced grazing fee increases of up to 300 percent over the next 10 years; and

      Whereas, The Public Land Law Review Commission was formed by the Congress of the United States for the purpose of reviewing all federal land laws, including those pertaining to grazing fees; and

      Whereas, Any fee increase at this time is premature, since the Public Land Law Review Commission has not completed its studies on the matter; now, therefore, be it


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      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada vigorously opposes any increase or decrease in the grazing fees on federal lands until such time as the Public Land Law Review Commission completes its studies and urges the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior of the United States to reconsider the action already taken to increase such fees; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 24, AR 10

Assembly Resolution No. 10–Mr. Lowman

 

FILE NUMBER 24

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Directing the Assembly Committee on Legislative Functions to examine methods to implement the study of legislative techniques made by the legislative commission.

 

      Whereas, The legislative commission has made an exhaustive study of methods of improving practices and procedures of the legislature; and

      Whereas, An examination should now be made by the assembly to determine how that study can best be implemented; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Assembly Committee on Legislative Functions is hereby directed to examine the study of legislative techniques made by the legislative commission and determine how to implement the study to improve assembly procedures and to submit a report of its findings to the assembly as soon as possible during the current legislative session.

 

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FILE NUMBER 25, AR 11

Assembly Resolution No. 11–Mr. Swackhamer

 

FILE NUMBER 25

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman William J. O’Brien.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned of the recent passing of a former assemblyman from Lander County, William J. O’Brien; and

      Whereas, Born in Austin, Nevada, 85 years ago, Assemblyman O’Brien was an able representative of Lander County residents during the 23rd and 24th sessions of the Nevada state legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the condolences of the members of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature are extended to the surviving family of the late Assemblyman William J. O’Brien; and be it further


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      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving nieces and nephews of the deceased.

 

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FILE NUMBER 26, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on Transportation

 

FILE NUMBER 26

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the intent of the legislature in enacting chapter 129, Statutes of Nevada 1965.

 

      Whereas, It was represented to the legislature at its 53rd session in 1965 that two individual operators of taxicabs in the unincorporated area of Clark County, namely William Mirin and Raymond Chenoweth, were being denied certificates of public convenience and necessity to continue their respective operations; and

      Whereas, It was further represented to the legislature that each of these persons operated but one taxicab; and

      Whereas, The legislature framed chapter 129, Statutes of Nevada 1965, in general terms only in order to do equity as between these named individuals and any other person or persons similarly situated who had not come forward; and

      Whereas, The legislature carefully limited chapter 129, Statutes of Nevada 1965, to persons whose protected rights had been exercised during the 12 months preceding the effective date of chapter 237, Statutes of Nevada 1963, and required evidence of the nature and extent of such exercise; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That it is the sense of this 55th session of the legislature that the 53rd session, in enacting chapter 129, Statutes of Nevada 1965, did not intend to authorize any expansion of the respective operations of the persons named in the preamble of this resolution or of any other person to whose benefit that chapter might inure, but only to protect such operations as they existed between July 1, 1962, and July 2, 1963.

 

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FILE NUMBER 27, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Committee on Finance

 

FILE NUMBER 27

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing expenditures from the legislative fund for the payment of certain costs to be incurred by certain legislative standing committees in traveling to southern Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That expenditure of necessary moneys from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to pay the costs of travel, including but not limited to commercial air fare, term casualty insurance premiums and other incidentals, to be incurred by members of the assembly standing committee on ways and means, members of the senate standing committees on finance and state institutions and certain legislative employees in the performance of legislative duties in southern Nevada on February 5 and 6, 1969.


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be incurred by members of the assembly standing committee on ways and means, members of the senate standing committees on finance and state institutions and certain legislative employees in the performance of legislative duties in southern Nevada on February 5 and 6, 1969.

 

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FILE NUMBER 28, AR 12

Assembly Resolution No. 12–Mr. Schouweiler

 

FILE NUMBER 28

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Frank J. Byington.

 

      Whereas, on June 27, 1968, Frank J. Byington, one of the leaders responsible for the orderly growth of Reno and Washoe County, passed into the silent halls of death; and

      Whereas, Mr. Byington was a capable member of the 1911 general session and the 1912 special session of the Nevada legislature; and

      Whereas, Assemblyman Byington went on to serve competently the residents of Reno as their mayor from 1914 to 1919; and

      Whereas, In his elected capacities and as an owner of substantial downtown Reno properties, Frank J. Byington was able to exercise his good influences on behalf of Washoe County residents; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the condolences of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature are hereby extended to the family and surviving relatives of the late Assemblyman Frank J. Byington; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 29, AR 13

Assembly Resolution No. 13–Washoe-Storey Counties Districts’ Delegation

 

FILE NUMBER 29

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing former Assemblyman Thomas J. Bradshaw.

 

      Whereas, Thomas J. Bradshaw, a former state assemblyman, died December 15, 1968, at the age of 82 years; and

      Whereas, Mr. Bradshaw, a native Nevadan, devoted much of his life to the service of the people of this state, ably serving them as a state legislator for two terms in the assembly; and

      Whereas, As a veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion in Reno for 34 years; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sincere sympathy and condolences of the members of the assembly of the 55th session of the legislature are extended to the surviving family of Thomas J.


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session of the legislature are extended to the surviving family of Thomas J. Bradshaw; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 30, SCR 9

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Senators Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Farr, Fransway, Gibson, Harris, Hecht, Herr, Hug, Lamb, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 30

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late highway engineer W. Otis Wright.

 

      Whereas, The legislature has learned with deep sorrow of the passing, on January 14, 1969, of W. Otis Wright, former Nevada state highway engineer; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada, in the death of Mr. Wright, has lost a devoted public servant who served for almost half a century with the state’s largest department; and

      Whereas, Mr. Wright rose from the ranks of a survey crew to become state highway engineer, a post he held for over 6 years until his retirement in 1966; and

      Whereas, Mr. Wright was active in many professional and fraternal organizations during his illustrious lifetime; and

      Whereas, He was honored in 1965 as “Engineer of the Year” by the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the condolences of the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to the surviving family and relatives of former highway engineer W. Otis Wright; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving family of Mr. Wright.

 

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FILE NUMBER 31, AR 15

Assembly Resolution No. 15–Washoe-Storey Counties Districts’ Delegation

 

FILE NUMBER 31

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Parker Liddell.

 

      Whereas, The people of Nevada have learned with profound sorrow of the death of Parker Liddell; and

      Whereas, Mr. Liddell was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to Nevada in 1906 as a mining engineer after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines; and


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      Whereas, Mr. Liddell soon became active in civic affairs, being elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1913 from Lander County; and

      Whereas, Mr. Liddell continued to serve the people of the state, being a member of the Golden City Lodge No. 1, F&AM, the Reno Consistory, and the Kerak Temple of the Shrine, and served the Republican party as Nevada state chairman in 1952; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby convey their sincere sympathy to the surviving family and relatives of the late Mr. Parker Liddell; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared forthwith by the legislative counsel and delivered to the surviving family of Mr. Liddell.

 

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FILE NUMBER 32, AJR 23 of 54th Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 23 of 54th Session–Mrs. Brookman

 

FILE NUMBER 32

 

[To be placed on 1970 general election ballot]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the right to vote and the qualifications of electors, by authorizing the legislature to determine the conditions under which former electors of other states may vote in presidential elections of this state.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 1.  All citizens of the United States (not laboring under the disabilities named in this constitution) of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall have actually, and not constructively, resided in the state six months, and in the district or county thirty days next preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote for all officers that now or hereafter may be elected by the people, and upon all questions submitted to the electors at such election; provided, that no person who has been or may be convicted of treason or felony in any state or territory of the United States, unless restored to civil rights, and no idiot or insane person shall be entitled to the privilege of an elector. There shall be no denial of the elective franchise at any election on account of sex. The legislature may provide by law the conditions under which a citizen of the United States who does not have the status of an elector in another state and who does not meet the residence requirements of this section may vote in this state for President or Vice President of the United States.

 

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FILE NUMBER 33, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Messrs. Hilbrecht and Reid

 

FILE NUMBER 33

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting early action by the Civil Aeronautics Board on the petition of Hughes Tool Company to purchase Air West.

 

      Whereas, The continued growth of Nevada’s commerce depends, to a large degree, on efficient, reliable air service between the state’s principal cities of Reno and Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, Air West is the only air carrier connecting these northern and southern population centers in Nevada; and

      Whereas, Air West has demonstrated disregard, not only of the welfare and comfort of its passengers, but also of the requirements of the business community in the entire area served, by a consistent record of delayed and canceled flights and discourteous treatment of passengers; and

      Whereas, Air West’s deplorable record of service to the people of the State of Nevada, and the western United States, has caused considerable disruption in the normal conduct of state, court and commercial business operations; and

      Whereas, The Hughes Tool Company has offered to purchase Air West and such purchase has been approved by the Air West stockholders; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Civil Aeronautics Board is hereby requested by the legislature of the State of Nevada to take prompt action relative to the sale of Air West to the Hughes Tool Company so that this situation may be resolved; and be it further

      Resolved, That if such action cannot be taken immediately by the Civil Aeronautics Board, the legislature requests that it permit temporary service between Reno and Las Vegas by some other certificated air carrier; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the chairman and members of the Civil Aeronautics Board and to each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 34, ACR 10

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Clark County Delegation

 

FILE NUMBER 34

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Assemblyman Charles Sloan.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death of Charles Sloan in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 31, 1968; and

      Whereas, Charles Sloan gave unstintingly of his time, energy and talent to both community and state endeavors as a long-time resident of Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, This respected citizen served The First Baptist Church in Las Vegas as its minister for 18 years; and


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      Whereas, The people of Clark County elected him to the office of county treasurer and accorded him the high compliment of 17 1/2 years’ tenure up to his retirement in 1962; and

      Whereas, Mr. Sloan ably represented the people of Clark County and the State of Nevada as an assemblyman in the 39th session of the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the condolences of the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to the surviving family and relatives of former Assemblyman Charles Sloan; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 35, AR 16

Assembly Resolution No. 16–Messrs. Bowler, Branch, Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Bryan, Capurro, Close, Dini, Espinoza, Miss Foote, Mrs. Frazzini, Messrs. Fry, Getto, Glaser, Bryan Hafen, Tim Hafen, Hilbrecht, Homer, Howard, Jacobsen, Kean, Lingenfelter, Lowman, McKissick, May, Mello, Prince, Reid, Schouweiler, Smith, Swackhamer, Swallow, Torvinen, Mrs. Tyson, Messrs. Viani, Webb, Wilson, Wood, Frank Young and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 35

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Extending sympathy to Assemblyman Keith Ashworth and his family on the death of his brother, Verle Ashworth.

 

      Whereas, The members of the Assembly have learned with deep regret of the death of Verle Ashworth, a brother of Assemblyman Keith Ashworth; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the condolences and sincere sympathy of the members of the Assembly of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are extended to Assemblyman Keith Ashworth and his family.

 

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FILE NUMBER 36, AR 17

Assembly Resolution No. 17–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 36

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of assembly 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 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Lavelle Johnson, Virginia Floyd, Geraldine V. Smith, Clifford Nodman, Dorothy Bossieux and Lois M. Gerber.

 

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FILE NUMBER 37, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 37

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of a senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Mary Jean Fondi be, and she hereby is, elected as an attache of the senate for the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 38, SCR 8

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Senators Fransway, Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Farr, Gibson, Harris, Hecht, Herr, Hug, Lamb, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 38

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the sense of the legislature concerning disorder in public schools.

 

      Whereas, This legislature notes with grave concern the published reports of disorder in the Clark County public school system; and

      Whereas, The system of free public education has been developed during more than a century of statehood, and is maintained, at great expense to the taxpayers of the state, for the good of the state as a whole and is not to be destroyed by a few violent individuals; and

      Whereas, The experience of other states has shown the destruction which results from unrestrained student disorder; and

      Whereas, This legislature cannot condone violence or destruction in the schools for whatever motive; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That it is the sense of this legislature that local school and law enforcement authorities should act promptly and firmly, in these and any similar instances of civil disorder, to restore order and to deal with all offenders, regardless of race or color in a manner appropriate to each offense, as their respective disciplinary authority and the penal laws of this state provide; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the governor of this state, to the sheriff of each county of this state, to the chief of police of each city of this state, and to the superintendent and board of school trustees of each school district of this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 39, SJR 4

Senate Joint Resolution No. 4–Senator Swobe

 

FILE NUMBER 39

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress promptly to ratify the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact.

 

      Whereas, The legislatures of the states of California and Nevada have each found and declared that:

      1.  The waters of Lake Tahoe and other resources of the Lake Tahoe region are threatened with deterioration or degeneration, which may endanger the natural beauty and economic productivity of the region;

 


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region are threatened with deterioration or degeneration, which may endanger the natural beauty and economic productivity of the region;

      2.  By virtue of the special conditions and circumstances of the natural ecology, developmental pattern, population distribution and human needs in the Lake Tahoe region, the region is experiencing problems of resource use and deficiencies of environmental control;

      3.  There is a need to maintain an equilibrium between the region’s natural endowment and its manmade environment, to preserve the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities of the region, and it is recognized that for the purpose of enhancing the efficiency and governmental effectiveness of the region, it is imperative that there be established an area-wide planning agency with power to adopt and enforce a regional plan of resource conservation and orderly development to exercise effective environmental controls and to perform other essential functions; and

      Whereas, The states of California and Nevada have provided for the establishment of such an agency by interstate compact; and

      Whereas, Now as in the past, local and single state measures are proving ineffective to preserve the irreplaceable natural resource which is Lake Tahoe, and the pressures upon it grow with every passing month; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature respectfully but urgently memorializes the Congress of the United States to ratify as soon as possible the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, and to this end earnestly requests every federal agency which by law or request of Congress is required to report concerning the Compact prior to its ratification to expedite such report to the utmost; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel forthwith transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, each member of the Nevada congressional delegation, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the Bureau of the Budget.

 

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FILE NUMBER 40, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Senators Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Farr, Fransway, Gibson, Harris, Hecht, Herr, Hug, Lamb, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 40

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Memorializing Abraham Lincoln on the anniversary of his birth.

 

      Whereas, February 12, 1969, is the 160th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America during its bitterest period of internal strife; and

      Whereas, His peculiar power to attract men, coupled with the complete ability to remain himself, became characteristic of all he did; and

      Whereas, Once again our country is poised upon the precipice of disasters arising from within; and

      Whereas, Now, more than any time in recent history, exists a time when mankind should emulate the life and beliefs of this truly outstanding man; and

 


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when mankind should emulate the life and beliefs of this truly outstanding man; and

      Whereas, On October 31, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation declaring the admission of the State of Nevada into the Union; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today it does so in honor of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and that the members thereof dedicate themselves to the principles he so nobly advanced.

 

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FILE NUMBER 41, AR 19

Assembly Resolution No. 19–Messrs. Ashworth, Bowler, Branch, Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Bryan, Capurro, Close, Dini, Espinoza, Miss Foote, Mrs. Frazzini, Messrs. Fry, Getto, Glaser, Bryan Hafen, Tim Hafen, Hilbrecht, Homer, Howard, Jacobsen, Kean, Lingenfelter, Lowman, McKissick, May, Mello, Prince, Reid, Schouweiler, Smith, Swackhamer, Swallow, Torvinen, Mrs. Tyson, Messrs. Viani, Webb, Wilson, Wood, Frank Young and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 41

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Honoring Abraham Lincoln on his birthday.

 

      Whereas, Today marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America; and

      Whereas, His voice and pen have left a legacy enhancing the literature of our language with passages that stir the spirit as none other of his time; and

      Whereas, His thoughts as he expressed them stand as beacons in illuminating the dark turmoil of life; and

      Whereas, Our first President to die at the hands of an assassin, his irreparable loss should increase our resolve to establish a country devoted to peace and honor among men; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today it does so in honor of a man who held freedom and justice above all else, Abraham Lincoln.

 

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FILE NUMBER 42, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Messrs. Wilson, Ashworth, Bowler, Branch, Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Bryan, Capurro, Close, Dini, Espinoza, Miss Foote, Mrs. Frazzini, Messrs. Fry, Getto, Glaser, Bryan Hafen, Tim Hafen, Hilbrecht, Homer, Howard, Jacobsen, Kean, Lingenfelter, Lowman, McKissick, May, Mello, Prince, Reid, Schouweiler, Smith, Swackhamer, Swallow, Torvinen, Mrs. Tyson, Messrs. Viani, Webb, Frank Young and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 42

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating National Negro History Week.

 

      Whereas, The United States of America, since its modest colonial beginnings, has come far to become one of the great nations of the world; and

      Whereas, Since the first 20 Negroes were placed upon American shores in 1620, the black man has contributed to the history and development of our democracy; and

 


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shores in 1620, the black man has contributed to the history and development of our democracy; and

      Whereas, It is incumbent upon all Americans to learn of these contributions and to acknowledge the lasting effect they have had on our way of life; and

      Whereas, The governor of the State of Nevada has set aside a week in the month of February as National Negro History Week; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature joins with the governor in recognition of the past endeavors of the Negro people of the United States and of the State of Nevada in helping to lift our country into its place of prominence.

 

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FILE NUMBER 43, SJR 4 of the 54th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 4 of the 54th Session–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 43

 

[To be placed on 1970 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 9 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the recall of public officers, by clarifying the qualifications of petitioners required to recall public officers.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 9 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Section] Sec. 9.  Every public officer in the State of Nevada is subject, as herein provided, to recall from office by the [qualified electors] registered voters of the state, or of the county, district, or municipality, from which he was elected. For this purpose [not less than twenty-five per cent (25%) of the qualified electors who vote] a number of registered voters not less than twenty-five per cent (25%) of the number who actually voted in the state or in the county, district, or municipality electing said officer, at the preceding general election, [for justice of the supreme court,] shall file their petition, in the manner herein provided, demanding his recall by the people; they shall set forth in said petition, in not exceeding two hundred (200) words, the reasons why said recall is demanded. If he shall offer his resignation, it shall be accepted and take effect on the day it is offered, and the vacancy thereby caused shall be filled in the manner provided by law. If he shall not resign within five (5) days after the petition is filed, a special election shall be ordered to be held within twenty days (20) after the issuance of the call therefor, in the state, or county, district, or municipality electing said officer, to determine whether the people will recall said officer. On the ballot at said election shall be printed verbatim as set forth in the recall petition, the reasons for demanding the recall of said officer, and in not more than two hundred (200) words, the officer’s justification of his course in office. He shall continue to perform the duties of his office until the result of said election shall be finally declared. Other candidates for the office may be nominated to be voted for at said special election. The candidate who shall receive highest number of votes at said special election shall be deemed elected for the remainder of the term, whether it be the person against whom the recall petition was filed, or another.


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number of votes at said special election shall be deemed elected for the remainder of the term, whether it be the person against whom the recall petition was filed, or another. The recall petition shall be filed with the officer with whom the petition for nomination to such office shall be filed, and the same officer shall order the special election when it is required. No such petition shall be circulated or filed against any officer until he has actually held his office six (6) months, save and except that it may be filed against a senator or assemblyman in the legislature at any time after ten (10) days from the beginning of the first session after his election. After one such petition and special election, no further recall petition shall be filed against the same officer during the term for which he was elected, unless such further petitioners shall pay into the public treasury from which the expenses of said special election have been paid, the whole amount paid out of said public treasury as expenses for the preceding special election. Such additional legislation as may aid the operation of this section shall be provided by law.

 

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FILE NUMBER 44, AJR 12

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 12–Messrs. Bryan Hafen, Tim Hafen and Bowler

 

FILE NUMBER 44

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress and the Department of the Interior to authorize funds and planning necessary to complete the Dixie Project in Nevada and Utah and the board of county commissioners of Clark County to render immediate relief for flood victims.

 

      Whereas, Recent severe flooding in the Virgin River area of Nevada, Arizona and Utah emphasizes the fact that remedial measures are essential for the welfare of the people and the relief of the economy of this important region; and

      Whereas, The Dixie Project continues to be of vital importance to this area for irrigation and flood control purposes; and

      Whereas, The completion of studies and surveys and the authorizations of funds are even more urgently solicited now than they were by the 54th session of the Nevada legislature in Assembly Joint Resolution No. 18; and

      Whereas, Immediate relief is needed at the local level for recent flood victims; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Bureau of Reclamation of the Department of the Interior is hereby memorialized to complete all studies and surveys necessary for the construction of this vital project; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized to authorize all funds necessary for planning and construction of the Dixie Project; and be it further

      Resolved, That the board of county commissioners of Clark County is hereby memorialized to render immediate assistance to recent flood victims in the Virgin River watershed; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and delivered forthwith to the members of the Nevada, Arizona and Utah congressional delegations, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, the chairman and members of the Senate and House of Representatives committees on Appropriations and Interior and Insular Affairs, the Secretary of the Department of Interior, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, the legislatures of the States of Arizona and Utah, and the members of the board of county commissioners of Clark County.


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and Utah congressional delegations, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, the chairman and members of the Senate and House of Representatives committees on Appropriations and Interior and Insular Affairs, the Secretary of the Department of Interior, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, the legislatures of the States of Arizona and Utah, and the members of the board of county commissioners of Clark County.

 

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FILE NUMBER 45, SCR 11

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Committee on Federal, State and Local Governments

 

FILE NUMBER 45

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of a joint committee to conduct hearings on and an investigation of municipal financing in the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Several bills have been introduced in both houses of this legislature proposing in various ways amendments to special and general laws relating to the financial powers of incorporated cities within the state; and

      Whereas, Because of the number and complexity of the contents of such bills the appointment and instruction of a joint committee in the circumstances will effect efficiency in the legislative process; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That immediately after the adoption of this resolution by the senate and the assembly:

      1.  The president of the senate shall appoint the members of the senate standing committee on federal, state and local governments, which, together with the committee of the assembly provided for in paragraph 2, shall constitute a joint committee for the purpose of conducting hearings on and an investigation of municipal financing in the State of Nevada.

      2.  The speaker of the assembly shall appoint the members of the assembly standing committee on government affairs, which, together with the committee of the senate provided for in paragraph 1, shall constitute a joint committee for the purpose of conducting hearings on and an investigation of municipal financing in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the joint committee is instructed as follows:

      1.  The joint committee shall select its own chairman.

      2.  A quorum of the joint committee shall be a majority of its combined membership and when a quorum is present a majority of that quorum shall be capable of transacting business.

      3.  The joint committee shall hold such hearings as may be required and conduct such necessary investigation as may be proper concerning municipal financing in this state.

      4.  In voting in the joint committee, the members shall vote individually and not by houses.

      5.  After completion of the assigned duties, the joint committee shall report.


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report. The report of the joint committee shall be made to each house by the members of the house represented on the joint committee; and be it further

      Resolved, That the joint committee is empowered to:

      1.  Summon and examine witnesses, require the production of and examine books, records and papers.

      2.  Expend from the legislative fund not to exceed $12,500 for the employment of accountants and other persons to assist it in its investigations.

 

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FILE NUMBER 46, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Senators Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Farr, Fransway, Gibson, Harris, Hecht, Herr, Hug, Lamb, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 46

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Designating February 17, 1969, as Nevada Boy Scout Day.

 

      Whereas, Scouting has risen from a humble beginning in the British Isles in 1908 until it can now be found in almost every civilized country in the world; and

      Whereas, Since the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, the organization has grown to a membership of 6,000,000 boys; and

      Whereas, Membership is not limited by class, creed, color or political affiliation, thus providing these boys with a basic philosophy of brotherhood; and

      Whereas, A Boy Scout’s promise on his honor to do his best to do his duty to God and country and to help others at all times is a promise that should be made by all mankind; and

      Whereas, Boy Scout Week, commemorating the 59th anniversary of scouting in America, is celebrated from February 7 to February 13, 1969; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That February 17, 1969, be declared to be Nevada Boy Scout Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the senate of the 55th session of the legislature hereby commend the Boy Scouts of America for their fine efforts in teaching citizenship, leadership and character through its outstanding program; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Nevada Area Council and the Boulder Dam Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

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FILE NUMBER 47, AR 20

Assembly Resolution No. 20–Mr. Lowman

 

FILE NUMBER 47

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Designating February 17, 1969, as Nevada Boy Scout Day.

 

      Whereas, The Boy Scouts of America were founded in 1910 with the avowed purposes of promoting character development, citizenship training and physical fitness for boys; and

      Whereas, The merit badge program of the Boy Scouts of America is recognized as a method whereby the youth of our country may become complete citizens with a basic foundation of knowledge in many fields of endeavor; and

      Whereas, Our country will always be one to lead the way into new achievements and the lessons learned as a boy scout will assist these future leaders in becoming the pioneers of tomorrow; and

      Whereas, Boy Scout Week commemorating the 59th anniversary of scouting in America was celebrated from February 7 to February 13, 1969; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That February 17, 1969, be declared to be Nevada Boy Scout Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the assembly of the 55th session of the legislature congratulate those boys who are members of the Boy Scouts of America and those adults who assist them for their fine efforts in achieving and teaching these qualities which will assist scouts in becoming outstanding citizens; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Nevada Area Council and the Boulder Dam Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

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FILE NUMBER 48, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Mr. Frank Young

 

FILE NUMBER 48

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating Engineers’ Week.

 

      Whereas, The governor of the State of Nevada has proclaimed the week of February 16-22, 1969, as Engineers’ Week; and

      Whereas, The practice of professional engineering must rank with scientific research in the contributions made to the health and welfare of the citizens of this country; and

      Whereas, The place of the professional engineer in our society has been further enhanced by the necessity of applying the forces of atomic energy and knowledge obtained from space travel to the development of further lasting benefits to the people of the world; and

      Whereas, The ideals and dreams of today’s engineers may well become an accepted standard of life for the future members of society; now, therefore, be it


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature joins with the governor in recognition of this period of observance; and be it further

      Resolved, that the legislature congratulates all professional engineers upon their contribution to the development of our Nation, and wishes them a future of continued achievement.

 

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FILE NUMBER 49, SJR 1 of the 54th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 1 of the 54th Session–Senators Swobe and Pozzi

 

FILE NUMBER 49

 

[To be placed on 1970 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 3 of article 5 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the eligibility of persons to hold the office of governor, by limiting the terms in office which a person may serve.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 3 of article 5 of the constitution of the State of Nevada he amended to read as follows:

[Sec:] Sec. 3.  No person shall be eligible to the office of Governor, who is not a qualified elector, and who, at the time of such election, has not attained the age of twenty five years; and who [except at the first election under this Constitution,] shall not have been a citizen resident of this State for two years next preceding the election [.] ; nor shall any person be elected to the office of Governor more than twice; and no person who has held the office of Governor, or acted as Governor for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected Governor shall be elected to the office of Governor more than once.

 

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FILE NUMBER 50, AR 21

Assembly Resolution No. 21–Messrs. Frank Young, Bryan, Webb, Capurro, Kean and Swallow

 

FILE NUMBER 50

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Directing the assembly standing committee on transportation to study the effectiveness of certain laws relating to the suspension or revocation of drivers’ licenses.

 

      Whereas, The 55th session of the legislature has before it for consideration new and amendatory legislation directed at reducing accidents on Nevada highways; and

      Whereas, Nevada Revised Statutes contain provisions requiring the suspension or revocation of licenses to drive for persons who receive a certain number of demerit points or who are involved in accidents and found to be financially irresponsible; and

      Whereas, It is in the public interest to determine the manner in which such provisions are being enforced and the results of any such enforcement; now, therefore, be it

 


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such provisions are being enforced and the results of any such enforcement; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the assembly standing committee on transportation is hereby directed to examine immediately the methods used to enforce the provisions of law relating to the suspension or revocation of drivers’ licenses of persons who are financially irresponsible or who have obtained the maximum demerit points and report the effectiveness of such provisions and their enforcement to the assembly during this session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 51, ACR 15

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15– Messrs. Capurro, Fry, Mello, Lingenfelter, Miss Foote and Mr. Torvinen

 

FILE NUMBER 51

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Dr. Effie Mona Mack.

 

      Whereas, On February 2, 1969, the people of the State of Nevada lost an able chronicler of the history of Nevada through the death of Dr. Effie Mona Mack; and

      Whereas, Dr. Mack was the author of six historical works, a columnist for the Nevada State Journal for some years, the author of numerous magazine articles, one-time editor of the Virginia City Times, a teacher of history and political science at Reno High School for 45 years and a public lecturer; and

      Whereas, Dr. Mack received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Nevada in 1909, a second bachelor of arts degree from Smith College in 1912, a master of arts degree from the University of Nevada in 1916, a doctorate of philosophy degree from the University of California in 1930, and an honorary doctor of literature degree from the University of Nevada in 1948; and

      Whereas, During her 69 years in the State of Nevada, Dr. Mack affiliated with numerous organizations, including the Beta Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Sigma Alpha Kappa honorary fraternity, Oregon Trail Memorial Association, Advisory Committee for Nevada women’s participation in the 1939 World Fair, International Mark Twain Society, the American Women’s Voluntary Service, the James Monroe Memorial Foundation, the Trinity Episcopal Church, the American Historical Association, the American Association of University Women and the Daughters of the American Revolution; and

      Whereas, The numerous awards presented to Dr. Mack, the several books on Nevada government and history written by her and the enthusiastic greetings given her by members of her lecture audiences and by her students are evidence of the contributions to Nevada life by Dr. Mack; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 1969 session of the legislature of the State of Nevada express their sorrow to the family of Dr.


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of Nevada express their sorrow to the family of Dr. Effie Mona Mack and offer their deepest sympathies; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the surviving nephews and nieces of the deceased.

 

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FILE NUMBER 52, SCR 14

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Clark County Delegation

 

FILE NUMBER 52

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Mother Superior Mary de Lourdes.

 

      Whereas, In January 1969, the people of the State of Nevada suffered an irretrievable loss through the death of Mother Superior Mary de Lourdes, whose life was dedicated to public service; and

      Whereas, Mother Mary de Lourdes filled her years with the joy that comes not only from service and contemplation but also from danger and rare adventure, spending her life not only in the cloistered world but also among the multitudes of her native United States and of the war-torn Far East; and

      Whereas, Mother Mary de Lourdes was permitted by the Japanese to enter Shanghai during the Sino-Japanese War to check on the safety and welfare of the nuns who stayed on despite the fighting and to enter the Philippines during World War II on a similar mission; and

      Whereas, Mother Mary de Lourdes made eight trips to the Far East between 1945 and 1958 and was responsible for repairing three Good Shepherd Homes and building six others; and

      Whereas, In 1962 Mother Mary de Lourdes established a Good Shepherd Home for girls in Las Vegas and in 1966 Mother Mary de Lourdes led a campaign to build a new facility and raised $900,000 for a building which sheltered and offered professional assistance to delinquent children; and

      Whereas, Mother Mary de Lourdes was known for her firm kindliness, for her good humor and for her unselfish dedication to serving the public; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 1969 session of the legislature of the State of Nevada express their sorrow to the family and colleagues of Mother Superior Mary de Lourdes and offer their deepest regrets; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to her surviving nephew, niece and sister-in-law and to the Good Shepherd Home for girls in Las Vegas.

 

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FILE NUMBER 53, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Senator Monroe

 

FILE NUMBER 53

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating the City of Elko and Elko County upon attainment of their centennial.

 

      Whereas, The growth and development of the State of Nevada as it exists today depended largely upon the spread of the white man into the area’s hinterland in search of the mineral riches for which the state had gained early fame; and

      Whereas, One of the great industrial undertakings of our state’s and nation’s early history which facilitated this search was the building of a railroad linking the East and the West; and

      Whereas, The construction of this railroad, known as the Central Pacific Railroad, across Northern Nevada resulted in the establishment of a number of construction camps along the route; and

      Whereas, Some of these camps were strategically located and immediately became centers of commerce and transportation, serving new mining developments north and south of the railroad; and

      Whereas, One of these camps and the bustling town which sprung up around it was named Elko by the construction crews building the railroad, and the town grew rapidly and prospered by reason of serving as a supply center for the mines at Hamilton to the south and in Idaho to the north; and

      Whereas, The town of Elko soon became an important station on the Central Pacific Railroad and its expanding population required the adoption of measures to establish law and order and to provide community services for the benefit of its citizens resulting in the formation of the town of Elko on January 15, 1869; and

      Whereas, This significant event was followed on March 5, 1869, by the establishment of the county of Elko as a new political subdivision of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, During this year of 1969 the city of Elko, now one of the modern, prosperous cities of northern Nevada, and the county of Elko are celebrating their 100th year as a city and a county and are planning numerous activities during the year in celebration of this centennial; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature extend their sincere congratulations to the people of the city of Elko and the county of Elko and wish them every success in their plans for their centennial celebrations, and urge all citizens of Nevada to take note of these historic landmarks and join with residents of Elko and Elko County in this commendable observance.

 

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FILE NUMBER 54, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Senator Manning

 

FILE NUMBER 54

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating the 100th birthday of White Pine County.

 

      Whereas, On April 1, 1869, White Pine County was created from what was, at that time, Lander County; and

      Whereas, In the settlement of this county danger and hard times followed those early settlers; and

      Whereas, White Pine County is now the most important mining area in the state, containing one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the nation, which is the source of ore for Nevada’s largest ore-processing plant; and

      Whereas, White Pine County is the birthplace of Mrs. Pat Nixon, the First Lady of the United States and of the Hon. Jon Collins, the chief justice of the Nevada supreme court; and

      Whereas, This county offers to its citizens and visitors a wide variety of scenic beauty and natural wonders; and

      Whereas, The citizens of White Pine County have, throughout its history, contributed to the economic and social progress of this state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature congratulates White Pine County and its citizens upon the 100th anniversary of its creation and upon their contribution to the development of this state, and wishes them a future of continued achievement; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the board of county commissioners of White Pine County.

 

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FILE NUMBER 55, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 55

 

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

 

      Whereas, February 22, 1969, marks the 237th anniversary of the birth of George Washington, the first president of a fledgling nation and the guiding light in its strides to greatness; and

      Whereas, The greatest of all of our dedicated patriots, he served his country in war and peace as no other man has done; and

      Whereas, His honesty and courage and devotion to his fellow man are principles upon which we might all reflect; and

      Whereas, The privileges of a democracy in which we all share are a direct result of his selfless dedication to the preservation of those inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today it does so in honor of the 237th anniversary of the birth of George Washington.

 

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FILE NUMBER 56, AR 18

Assembly Resolution No. 18–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 56

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending the Assembly Standing Rules to provide a procedure for the organization of the assembly when the total number of the members-elect is evenly divided between two political parties.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules be amended by adding thereto a new rule designated Assembly Standing Rule 41, which shall immediately follow Assembly Standing Rule 40 and shall read as follows:

 

41

 

ORGANIZATION OF ASSEMBLY WHEN TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS-ELECT EVENLY DIVIDED BETWEEN POLITICAL PARTIES

 

      1.  The provisions of this rule shall be applicable only if it appears from the roll of the members-elect of the Assembly prepared by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 218.100 that the total number of the members-elect of the Assembly is evenly divided between two political parties.

      2. If the total number of members-elect of the Assembly is evenly divided between two political parties, on the first day of each session of the legislature following the call of the Assembly to order by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 218.100, the adoption of the report of the Committee on Credentials, and the taking of the oath by members of the Assembly, the members of each political party shall designate one member and such designees shall meet together publicly in the Assembly chambers with the Secretary of State, who shall determine, by lot, which party shall have leadership of the Assembly. The winning political party shall select the Speaker and Speaker pro Tempore of the Assembly and shall have the majority of the members on the even-numbered standing committees as designated in Assembly Standing Rule 20. The losing political party shall have the majority of the members on the remaining standing committees designated in Assembly Standing Rule 20.

      3.  Following completion of the procedures specified in subsection 2, the winning political party shall select the Speaker and Speaker pro Tempore of the Assembly and report its selection to the Secretary of State. The person so selected as Speaker shall thereupon assume the chair of the Assembly.

      4.  The members representing each political party shall then retire from the chambers and meet privately. The political party having the majority of members on each standing committee shall select a number of members equal to those authorized by Assembly Standing Rule 20, and designate one of such number as chairman of the standing committee. The political party having a minority of members on each standing committee shall select a number of members equal to those authorized by Assembly Standing Rule 20.  Having completed the duties imposed by this subsection, both political parties shall report in writing to the Speaker, the chairman and members of the standing committees designated.


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      5.  The Speaker shall not change the designation of chairmen and committee members made pursuant to subsection 4.

      Be It Further Resolved, That Assembly Standing Rule 20 be amended to read as follows:

 

20

 

Standing Committees

 

      The standing committees of the Assembly shall be as follows:

      [1.  Agriculture, seven members.

      2.  Commerce, seven members.

      3.  Education, seven members.

      4.  Elections, seven members.

      5.  Fish and Game, seven members.

      6.  Government Affairs, nine members.

      7.  Health and Welfare, nine members.

      8.  Judiciary, nine members.

      9.  Labor and Management, seven members.

      10.  Legislative Functions, seven members.

      11.  Public Resources, seven members.

      12.  Taxation, nine members.

      13.  Transportation, seven members.

      14.  Ways and Means, nine members.]

      1.  Ways and Means, nine members.

      2.  Judiciary, nine members.

      3.  Taxation, nine members.

      4.  Elections, seven members.

      5.  Education, seven members.

      6.  Legislative Functions, seven members.

      7.  Fish and Game, seven members.

      8.  Agriculture, seven members.

      9.  Labor and Management, seven members.

      10.  Transportation, seven members.

      11.  Commerce, seven members.

      12.  Public Resources, seven members.

      13.  Health and Welfare, nine members.

      14.  Government Affairs, nine members.

      The number of members representing the majority political party on a standing committee shall only exceed the number of members of the minority political party by one.

      Be It Further Resolved, That Assembly Standing Rule 22 be amended to read as follows:

 

22

 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES

 

      [All] Except as provided in Assembly Standing Rule 41, all committees shall be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise directed by the Assembly.

 

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FILE NUMBER 57, AR 22

Assembly Resolution No. 22–Messrs. Ashworth, Bowler, Branch, Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Bryan, Capurro, Close, Dini, Espinoza, Miss Foote, Mrs. Frazzini, Messrs. Fry, Getto, Glaser, Bryan Hafen, Tim Hafen, Hilbrecht, Homer, Howard, Jacobsen, Kean, Lingenfelter, Lowman, McKissick, May, Mello, Prince, Reid, Schouweiler, Smith, Swackhamer, Swallow, Torvinen, Mrs. Tyson, Messrs. Viani, Webb, Wilson, Wood, Frank Young and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 57

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Honoring George Washington on his birthday.

 

      Whereas, February 22 is the birthday of the father of our country and the first President of the United States; and

      Whereas, His life was an example of the influences that rectitude of conduct, devotion to duty and high appreciation of the dignity of man set for his fellow citizens; and

      Whereas, A man who made decisions based upon sober reflection, he was an unusual combination of an individual with mountainous ability and stoic determination; and

      Whereas, His teachings that freedom and liberty are the reward of vigilance have stood us in good stead in these precarious times; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That when this body adjourns today it does so in the honor of the 237th anniversary of the birth of George Washington.

 

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FILE NUMBER 58, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 58

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Amending Senate Standing Rule 39 relating to the president pro tem; rescinding Senate Standing Rule 6 relating to appropriation bills.

 

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

 

39

 

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 tern 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.] In the absence of the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Functions, the Senate shall elect one of its members as the presiding officer for that occasion.

      Be it further resolved, That Senate Standing Rule 6 is hereby rescinded.

 

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FILE NUMBER 59, SCR 17

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Senators Slattery, Lamb, Gibson, Dodge, Brown and Monroe

 

FILE NUMBER 59

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late A. N. Jacobson.

 

      Whereas, On March 17, 1968, the people of the State of Nevada suffered a great loss by the death of one of our most respected citizens, A. N. Jacobson; and

      Whereas, “Jake,” for 14 years, served the members of the legislature as their legislative auditor; and

      Whereas, A veteran of World War I, A. N. Jacobson came to Virginia City, Nevada, in the early 1920’s, where he was employed as an accountant and where he served the residents as a member of the board of trustees of the school district and an appeal agent of the Selective Service System; and

      Whereas, His 78 years were spent in making good friends and performing good deeds; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the deep sorrow of the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are expressed to the widow and surviving family of A. N. Jacobson; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the widow and surviving daughter of A. N. Jacobson.

 

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FILE NUMBER 60, SR 9

Senate Resolution No. 9–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 60

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of a senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Jane Gily be, and she hereby is, elected as an attache of the senate for the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 61, AJR 2

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2–Mr. Howard

 

FILE NUMBER 61

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Supporting federal legislation to grant private ingress and egress over United States public lands.

 

      Whereas, Certain citizens of the State of Nevada hold estates in fee or possessory interests of lands in Nevada which are encompassed by, or border upon, United States public lands; and

      Whereas, Rights-of-way for private ingress and egress across United States public lands are necessary in order to enable Nevada citizens to reach or to utilize their property; and

 


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States public lands are necessary in order to enable Nevada citizens to reach or to utilize their property; and

      Whereas, An easement by necessity over United States public lands does not exist against the United States Government; and

      Whereas, There are no statutory authorities for granting a right-of-way over United States public lands for private roads for private use except the Act of January 21, 1895 (43 U.S.C. § 956), which grants rights-of-way for tramroads; and

      Whereas, Special permits enabling landowners to have a right-of-way over United States public lands are unsatisfactory in that they are temporary, revocable and subject to strict consideration before issuance; and

      Whereas, Federal legislation has been proposed in the past to authorize the grants of rights-of-way for access roads to private lands, but such legislation has not been enacted; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada enthusiastically supports the enactment of legislation which would grant rights-of-way for private ingress and egress across United States public lands, and requests the members of Nevada’s congressional delegation to unite in their efforts to propose and support the passage of such legislation; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and transmitted forthwith to the Secretary of the Interior and the members of Nevada’s congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 62, SJR 8

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8–Senators Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Farr, Fransway, Gibson, Hecht, Hug, Lamb, Monroe, Slattery, Swobe, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 62

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting that the members of the Nevada congressional delegation urge the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to rescind the order requiring states to adopt a simplified declaration form in determining the eligibility of welfare recipients.

 

      Whereas, The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has adopted a regulation which makes it mandatory for all states which wish to receive federal participation for their public assistance programs to adopt a simplified declaration form for determining the eligibility of all applicants for public assistance; and

      Whereas, Under such a system, the amount of assistance awarded and the eligibility of the applicant is determined on the basis of the information supplied by the applicant in such form, and no investigation is made of each applicant; and

      Whereas, It is felt that such a system would encourage persons not eligible for public assistance to apply for aid and give false information in the declaration form; and

      Whereas, The limited amount of money available for the public assistance programs should be distributed to those persons genuinely in need; now, therefore, be it

 


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assistance programs should be distributed to those persons genuinely in need; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the members of Nevada’s congressional delegation are hereby memorialized to urge the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to rescind the regulation requiring states to adopt the simplified declaration form for determining eligibility; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel prepare and transmit copies of this resolution to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation, and to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

 

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FILE NUMBER 63, AR 23

Assembly Resolution No. 23–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 63

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending Assembly Standing Rule 33 to allow introduction of bills and joint resolutions by a member without consent under described conditions after the first 40 days of a regular legislative session.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Assembly Standing Rule 33 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

33

 

LIMITATION UPON INTRODUCTIONS

 

      [After the first forty days of a regular legislative session, bills and joint resolutions may be introduced in the Assembly only after consent is given by a two-thirds vote of the members present. However, bills and joint resolutions may be introduced by standing committees without consent. Select committees composed of county delegations shall not be considered as standing committees. Consent to suspend this rule shall be made on roll call vote, which vote shall be entered in the Assembly Journal for that day, and such consent shall apply to no more than one bill or joint resolution.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 of this rule, after the first forty days of a regular legislative session, bills and joint resolutions may be introduced in the Assembly only after consent is given by a two-thirds vote of the members present. Consent to suspend this rule shall be made on roll call vote, which vote shall be entered in the Assembly Journal for that day, and such consent shall apply to no more than one bill or joint resolution.

      2.  After the first forty days of a regular legislative session, bills and joint resolutions may be introduced by:

      (a) Standing committees without consent. Select committees composed of county delegations shall not be considered as standing committees.

      (b) A member who had requested the drafting of such bill or joint resolution by the legislative counsel prior to the forty-first day of the legislative session.

 

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FILE NUMBER 64, ACR 21

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Messrs. Reid, Bryan, Wilson, Hilbrecht and Mrs. Brookman

 

FILE NUMBER 64

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Bishop Clyde Carson Cox.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned of the recent passing of Bishop Clyde Carson Cox, one of the foremost spiritual leaders in this state; and

      Whereas, Bishop Cox served the residents of Clark County as a member of the Las Vegas City Planning Commission, the Juvenile Justice Commission and the Clark County School District Committee of 100 on Integration; and

      Whereas, Since coming to Las Vegas in 1941 he saw his small congregation of 16 grow to 450, the largest in the western part of Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, Three doctorates, Divinity, Philosophy and Law, were among his laurels; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the condolences of the 1969 session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are hereby extended to the surviving family and relatives of the late Bishop Clyde Carson Cox; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 65, ACR 23

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Washoe-Storey Counties Districts’ Delegation

 

FILE NUMBER 65

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Raymond E. Marks upon his announced retirement.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned of the recent announcement of the retirement of Raymond E. Marks, from the position of general tax commissioner for the Southern Pacific Company; and

      Whereas, In such position Mr. Marks supervised the payment of $95,000,000 a year in taxes to the political subdivisions of the western states; and

      Whereas, Raymond E. Marks spent the years between 1939 and 1950 as a resident of Reno, Nevada, where he occupied the position of Southern Pacific Company tax agent for Nevada and Utah; and

      Whereas, Ray, who still thinks of himself as a Nevadan, was a member of the board of trustees of Reno School District No. 10 for 10 years, a past president of the Reno Lions Club, and a member of the Nevada Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the governor’s highway safety council; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved, by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada commends Raymond E.


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Marks for his unselfish dedication to duty and his eagerness to help his fellow man; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Raymond E. Marks.

 

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FILE NUMBER 66, SJR 7

Senate Joint Resolution No. 7–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 66

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 2 of article 19 of the constitution of the State of Nevada; relating to initiative petitions; and advancing the deadline for filing initiative petitions concerning the constitution.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 2 of article 19 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

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

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

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


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

      4.  If the initiative petition proposes an amendment to the constitution, it shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than [60] 90 days before any regular general election at which the question of approval or disapproval of such amendment may be voted upon by the voters of the entire state. The secretary of state shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation, on three separate occasions, in each county in the state, together with any explanatory matter which shall be placed upon the ballot, the entire text of the proposed amendment. If a majority of the voters voting on such question at such election votes disapproval of such amendment, no further action shall be taken on the petition. If a majority of such voters votes approval of such amendment, the secretary of state shall publish and resubmit the question of approval or disapproval to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election in the same manner as such question was originally submitted. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such amendment, no further action shall be taken on such petition. If a majority of such voters votes approval of such amendment, it shall become a part of this constitution upon completion of the canvass of votes by the supreme court.

 

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FILE NUMBER 67, AJR 19

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 19–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 67

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Nevada congressional delegation affirmatively to seek a reappraisal of the cost alignment of the Medicaid program.

 

      Whereas, The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations of the National Conference of State Legislative Leaders undertook an analysis of Title 19 of the Social Security Act, commonly referred to as Medicaid; and

      Whereas, Other studies have also been undertaken concerning this program; and

      Whereas, The long-range cost of implementing the Medicaid program by the State of Nevada will impose an impossible financial burden upon the state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby urges the members of the Nevada congressional delegation to take affirmative action to obtain a reevaluation of the Title 19 Medicaid costs in order to obtain a realistic revision that will reflect the state’s financial capabilities; and be it further

 


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the Nevada congressional delegation to take affirmative action to obtain a reevaluation of the Title 19 Medicaid costs in order to obtain a realistic revision that will reflect the state’s financial capabilities; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and delivered forthwith to Senator Alan Bible, Senator Howard Cannon and Representative Walter Baring.

 

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FILE NUMBER 68, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senator Swobe

 

FILE NUMBER 68

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Nevada congressional delegation to urge rescission of the federal regulation requiring that legal assistance be provided recipients of public assistance challenging the denial or the amount of such assistance.

 

      Whereas, The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has recently adopted a regulation requiring each state to provide free legal assistance to applicants and recipients of public welfare who challenge the denial or the amount of a grant; and

      Whereas, Although governmental units have, for humanitarian reasons, assumed the responsibility of providing assistance to persons in needy circumstances, there is, however, no constitutional requirement that any assistance be provided at all; and

      Whereas, While it is admitted that a few applicants or recipients may have been treated unfairly, there is already in existence a procedure whereby such a few may voice their complaints and have a redress of their grievances; and

      Whereas, To provide legal counsel for such persons would involve a great expense, the money for which would be better spent by increasing the amount of the average grant available to each recipient; and

      Whereas, This regulation appears to be another instance in which the Federal Government is interfering unnecessarily in a state matter and is attempting to protect a few at great expense to the many persons who are genuinely in need; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada congressional delegation is hereby memorialized to use their best efforts to secure a rescission of the federal regulation requiring states to provide free legal assistance to persons who challenge the denial of assistance or the amount of the grant; and be it further

      Resolved, That 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 Walter S. Baring, and to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1683ę

 

FILE NUMBER 69, AR 24

Assembly Resolution No. 24–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 69

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an assembly attache.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Daniel Stokes be, and he hereby is, elected as an attache of the Assembly for the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 70, ACR 27

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Messrs. Ashworth, Bowler, Branch, Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Bryan, Capurro, Close, Dini, Espinoza, Miss Foote, Mrs. Frazzini, Messrs. Fry, Getto, Glaser, Bryan Hafen, Tim Hafen, Hilbrecht, Homer, Howard, Jacobsen, Kean, Lingenfelter, Lowman, McKissick, May, Mello, Prince, Reid, Schouweiler, Smith, Swackhamer, Swallow, Torvinen, Mrs. Tyson, Messrs. Viani, Webb, Wilson, Wood, Frank Young and Roy Young.

 

FILE NUMBER 70

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

 

      Whereas, The Girl Scouts of the United States of America was established in 1912 with the purpose of helping girls from 7 to 17 years of age to develop as happy, resourceful individuals; and

      Whereas, The activities of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America are such that the arts, the home and the joys of outdoor living are emphasized; and

      Whereas, The Girl Scouts of the United States of America stands with the Boy Scouts of America as one of the finest character-building organizations devoted to youngsters ever created; and

      Whereas, Over 3,000,000 young ladies participate in the activities and programs of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America; and

      Whereas, These activities and programs are made available to the girls of the State of Nevada through the services of the Frontier Council in southern Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Council in northern Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby commend the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on their fine efforts and achievements in the creation of wholesome and competent young ladies; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Frontier Council and the Sierra Nevada Council of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1684ę

 

FILE NUMBER 71, SJR 27 of the 54th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 27 of the 54th Session–Committee on Federal, State and Local Governments

 

FILE NUMBER 71

 

[To be placed on 1970 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing amendment of section 33 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the compensation and expenses of members of the legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 33 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec:] Sec. 33.  [The members of the Legislature shall receive for their services, a compensation to be fixed by law and paid out of the public treasury, for not to exceed 60 days during any regular session of the legislature and not to exceed 20 days during any special session convened by the governor; but no increase of such compensation shall take effect during the term for which the members of either house shall have been elected Provided, that an appropriation may be made for the payment of such actual expenses as members of the Legislature may incur for postage, express charges, newspapers and stationery not exceeding the sum of Sixty dollars for any general or special session to each member; and Furthermore Provided, that the Speaker of the Assembly, and Lieutenant Governor, as President of the Senate, shall each, during the time of their actual attendance as such presiding officers receive an additional allowance of two dollars per diem.] 1.  Compensation of members of the legislature, and reimbursement for travel and living expenses in connection with their official duties, shall be prescribed by statute passed by roll call vote entered in the journal, two-thirds of the membership of each house concurring.

      2.  Commencing with 1971, in any statute enacted making an adjustment of the annual compensation of a member of the legislature, the adjustment may not exceed an amount equal to 5 percent for each calendar year following the operative date of the last adjustment of the salary in effect when the statute is enacted. Any adjustment in the compensation may not apply until the commencement of the regular session commencing after the next general election following enactment of the statute.

 

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FILE NUMBER 72, AR 25

Assembly Resolution No. 25–Messrs. Close, Ashworth, Bowler, Branch, Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Bryan, Espinoza, Miss Foote, Messrs. Glaser, Hilbrecht, May, Mello, Prince, Reid, Swackhamer and Viani

 

FILE NUMBER 72

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Proposing that the assembly resolve itself into the committee of the whole for the purpose of conducting a public hearing relating to the summary discharge of Edward F. Crippen, M.D., former state health officer.

 

      Whereas, Edward F. Crippen, M.D., was appointed state health officer in July 1968, and performed his statutory duties until recently, when his services were terminated for issuing an alleged irresponsible directive concerning the water supply of the City of Fallon; and


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      Whereas, The assembly of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature believes that Dr. Crippen should be afforded a public hearing in an open forum and that the citizens of our state should be completely informed concerning the circumstances of the termination of his employment; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the assembly does now resolve itself into a committee of the whole for the purpose of conducting a public hearing relating to the discharge of Edward F. Crippen, M.D., former state health officer.

 

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FILE NUMBER 73, AJR 8

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 8–Committee on Elections

 

FILE NUMBER 73

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 1 of article 2 of the Nevada constitution by reducing the minimum voting age.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section 1.  All citizens of the United States (not laboring under the disabilities named in this constitution) of the age of [twenty-one] eighteen years and upwards, who shall have actually, and not constructively, resided in the state six months, and in the district or county thirty days next preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote for all officers that now or hereafter may be elected by the people, and upon all questions submitted to the electors at such election; provided, that no person who has been or may be convicted of treason or felony in any state or territory of the United States, unless restored to civil rights, and no idiot or insane person shall be entitled to the privilege of an elector. There shall be no denial of the elective franchise at any election on account of sex.

 

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FILE NUMBER 74, AR 26

Assembly Resolution No. 26–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 74

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending Assembly Standing Rules to require that material placed on an assemblyman’s desk be signed.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules be amended by the addition of a new rule to be designated Assembly Standing Rule 26.5, which shall immediately follow Assembly Standing Rule 26, and which shall read as follows:

 

26.5

 

Material Placed on Assemblymen’s Desks

 

All papers, letters, notes, pamphlets and other written material placed upon an assemblyman’s desk shall contain the signature of the person requesting the placement of such material on the desk or shall contain a designation of the origin of such material.


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requesting the placement of such material on the desk or shall contain a designation of the origin of such material. This rule does not apply to books containing the legislative bills and resolutions, the legislative daily histories and the legislative daily journals.

 

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FILE NUMBER 75, SCR 22

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Senators Brown, Lamb, Herr, Bunker, Christensen and Hecht

 

FILE NUMBER 75

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Marian M. Giancontieri.

 

      Whereas, The members of the legislature of the State of Nevada have learned of the recent passing of Marian M. Giancontieri; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Giancontieri displayed great vitality as Women’s Activity Director for COPE in southern Nevada during a period of courageous struggle against the ravages of cancer; and

      Whereas, A dedicated member of the Democratic party, Mrs. Giancontieri, over the years, held most of the top offices of the Clark County Women’s Democratic Club, and served for 6 years as the vice chairman of the Clark County Democratic Central Committee; and

      Whereas, She commanded the respect of all the citizens of southern Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their condolences to the surviving husband and family of the late Marian M. Giancontieri; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 76, SJR 15

Senate Joint Resolution No. 15–Senator Swobe

 

FILE NUMBER 76

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting Senator Alan Bible to introduce in the United States Senate certain legislation concerning Lake Tahoe.

 

      Whereas, The 55th session of the Nevada legislature recognizes the unique natural characteristics and unsurpassed beauty to be found in the Lake Tahoe basin, and further recognizes the need for immediate action to preserve the clarity of the lake and its scenic forest environs as open space and recreation reserves; and

      Whereas, Opportunities exist for establishment of large areas of open space and recreation lands in Nevada and the entire basin; and

      Whereas, If steps to establish a portion of the basin’s undeveloped lands for recreation and open space fail, the area may be subjected to overdevelopment and, further, the natural resources of the basin may be excessively exploited and their integrity impaired; and

 


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overdevelopment and, further, the natural resources of the basin may be excessively exploited and their integrity impaired; and

      Whereas, The Nevada legislature in recognizing the resource needs of the Lake Tahoe basin has enacted the following major programs in its effort to preserve Lake Tahoe:

      1.  In 1963, purchased Marlette Lake and surrounding lands in Washoe and Ormsby counties for the preservation of a prime water supply and watershed;

      2.  In 1964, authorized the acquisition of 12,000 acres for park and recreation purposes in Washoe and Ormsby counties, which included 7 miles of shoreline, of which 3 miles have been purchased; and

      3.  In 1964, appropriated 1 1/2 million dollars to finance the purchase of park lands, which, through the generosity of the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation was matched by an additional 1 1/2 million dollars; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government, through its Department of the Interior, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, in recognizing the significance of Nevada’s Lake Tahoe state park land acquisition project, approved a 3-million-dollar Land and Water Conservation Fund grant to match state and foundation funds; and

      Whereas, Nevada, through legislative and executive actions of the past several years, is making outstanding progress to preserve Lake Tahoe and its environs; and

      Whereas, Lake Tahoe is recognized as a national attraction and deserves the financial support of the Federal Government to hasten preservation of the basin for the enjoyment of all the nation’s citizenry; and

      Whereas, The United States Forest Service administers national forest lands within the Nevada portion of the Lake Tahoe basin known as the Toiyabe National Forest; and

      Whereas, The Toiyabe National Forest, if authorized and funded, could offer immediate assistance and supplemental support to the State of Nevada in preserving the integrity and beauty of the basin; and

      Whereas, Expansion of that portion of the Toiyabe National Forest situated in the Lake Tahoe basin has not kept pace with general urban growth patterns and increased needs for additional recreation and open space lands in the basin; and

      Whereas, The Toiyabe National Forest is immediately capable of contributing significantly to the overall development and protection of resource values in the Lake Tahoe basin; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That Senator Alan Bible is encouraged and requested to introduce legislation in the 91st Congress of the United States:

      1.  Immediately to expand the Toiyabe National Forest boundary in Ormsby and Douglas counties to the shoreline of Lake Tahoe;

      2.  To appropriate funds to enable the United States Forest Service to implement an immediate land acquisition program for purposes of acquiring significant mountain and lakeshore lands while they are still available;

      3.  To authorize the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation to conduct a recreation resource study of the entire Lake Tahoe basin to determine specifically actions and administrative direction that should take place in the management and development of federal public lands in the Lake Tahoe basin; and

 


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the management and development of federal public lands in the Lake Tahoe basin; and

      4.  To require that, after completion of the study, consideration be given to the establishment of a national park, national recreation area or national lakeshore in the Lake Tahoe basin, to be administered by the United States Forest Service, the United States Park Service or other appropriate state or federal agencies; and, be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to President Richard M. Nixon, Senator Alan Bible, Senator Howard Cannon and Representative Walter S. Baring.

 

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FILE NUMBER 77, SJR 12

Senate Joint Resolution No. 12–Committee on Health and Welfare

 

FILE NUMBER 77

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to refrain from interfering in the state administration of welfare programs.

 

      Whereas, The costs of the various welfare programs are rapidly increasing and such increases are due, in part, to the increased costs of administering such programs; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government in creating a new welfare program or extending an existing program establishes requirements relating to the administration of such programs and often requires that a special administrator be appointed for each program or subdivision of a program; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada has a small population and a relatively small number of recipients of public assistance and therefore it is not practical to require that Nevada establish the same pattern of administration as that necessary in a more populous state, and it is needlessly expensive to require that Nevada appoint a special administrator for a program when an administrator of an already existing program could administer both programs effectively; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is urged to interfere less and to give the states more flexibility in the establishment of procedures and policies for the administration of welfare programs; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress is urged to refrain from requiring the appointment of special administrators for all welfare programs; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1689ę

 

FILE NUMBER 78, SR 10

Senate Resolution No. 10–Senators Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge Farr, Fransway, Gibson, Harris, Hecht, Herr, Hug, Lamb, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 78

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commemorating Saint Patrick.

 

      Whereas, On March 17, 493, Saint Patrick, beloved patron saint of the Irish, passed to his reward; and

      Whereas, His teaching that the three leaves of the shamrock represent the members of the Holy Trinity has given rise to the custom of the wearing of the green on this day when we do him homage; and

      Whereas, It is proper that we all, Irish and the lovers of the Irish alike, pay our respects to the memory of Ireland’s patron saint; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body acknowledge the memory of Saint Patrick by the display today of a wee bit of green; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it does so in honor of St. Pat.

 

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FILE NUMBER 79, SCR 23

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Senators Lamb, Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Farr, Fransway, Gibson, Harris, Hecht, Herr, Hug, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 79

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Offering moral support to the governor of this state in upholding the laws of this state regarding the death penalty.

 

      Whereas, In recent weeks our governor has been under considerable pressure as governor and as a member of the state board of pardons commissioners to cast his vote for the commutation of the death sentence of one Lester Morford, who was convicted and condemned to death for a most vicious and brutal murder; and

      Whereas, Our governor has courageously cast a deciding vote to deny the commutation of such death sentence and in so doing cast a vote for upholding the very foundation of justice and the laws of this state; and

      Whereas, We hope our moral support can in some way lighten the burden our governor may be experiencing in deciding such unpleasant cases; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That this legislature hereby extends its moral support to Governor Paul Laxalt in making and standing by his decision in the Morford case and in the continued proper execution of the laws of this state.

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1690ę

 

FILE NUMBER 80, AR 27

Assembly Resolution No. 27–Messrs. Ashworth, Bowler, Branch, Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Bryan, Capurro, Close, Dini, Espinoza, Miss Foote, Mrs. Frazzini, Messrs. Fry, Getto, Glaser, Bryan Hafen, Tim Hafen, Hilbrecht, Homer, Howard, Jacobsen, Kean, Lingenfelter, Lowman, McKissick, May, Mello, Prince, Reid, Schouweiler, Smith, Swackhamer, Swallow, Torvinen, Mrs. Tyson, Messrs. Viani, Webb, Wilson, Wood, Frank Young and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 80

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commemorating Saint Patrick.

 

      Whereas, March 17, 1969, marks the 1476th anniversary of the passing of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland; and

      Whereas, In his memory, Irishmen and pseudo-Irishmen annually celebrate his memory by the wearing of the green; and

      Whereas, Upon his death the sun refused to set for 12 whole days, which is an indication of his influence and further reason for joining in the annual custom; and

      Whereas, It is fitting that the members of this body signify their gratitude to Saint Patrick for his words and deeds; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body indicate their recognition of Ireland’s patron saint by the display today of a wee bit of green; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it does so in honor of Saint Patrick.

 

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FILE NUMBER 81, AR 28

Assembly Resolution No. 28–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 81

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an assembly attache.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Amy Lou Phelps be, and she hereby is, elected as an attache of the assembly for the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 82, ACR 43

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 43–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 82

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the governor to return Assembly Bill No. 233 to the assembly to effect a technical amendment.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 233 was regularly passed by both the senate and the assembly and has been enrolled and sent to the governor; and

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 233 embodies a technical error which should be corrected by amendment; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the governor is requested to return Assembly Bill No. 233 to the assembly for technical correction.

 

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FILE NUMBER 83, SCR 24

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Senators Brown and Hecht

 

FILE NUMBER 83

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating the League of Women Voters on its 50th anniversary.

 

      Whereas, March 19, 1969, marks the beginning of the year in which the League of Women Voters celebrates its 50th anniversary; and

      Whereas, The League of Women Voters, originally founded in 1920 when women received the franchise to help women voters carry out their new responsibilities, has in fact assisted men and women voters; and

      Whereas, The League of Women Voters has provided nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot issues, encouraged informed voting and the registration of voters and helped generations of women to understand the structure and function of government; and

      Whereas, In 1958, the League of Women Voters of Nevada was established to this same end; and

      Whereas, The League, nonpartisan in relation to candidates and political parties, has in the public interest, studied and acted upon many issues of government, including such issues as the election laws, a presidential primary system and the apportionment of the Nevada legislature and its relationship to local governments, and it is presently studying the financing of state government in Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada congratulates the League of Women Voters for its 50 years of promoting informed and active participation of all citizens in government; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the national president of the League of Women Voters, Mrs. Bruce B. Benson, and to the president of the League of Women Voters of Nevada, Mrs. Richard G. Miller.

 

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FILE NUMBER 84, ACR 31

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 84

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing an expenditure from the legislative fund for the purchase of license plate dies for use by the department of motor vehicles.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the sum of $600 is hereby authorized to be expended from the legislative fund for the acquisition of license plate dies for the use of the department of motor vehicles in complying with the provisions of chapter 80, Statutes of Nevada 1969.

 

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FILE NUMBER 85, AJR 37

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 37–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 85

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to allow a credit against the federal tax for slot machine taxes imposed by the states.

 

      Whereas, The Federal Government owns 87 percent of the land situated within the State of Nevada and therefore the land upon which ad valorem taxes for the State of Nevada may be levied is minimal; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada, like all areas of rapidly expanding population, is faced with a continuing crisis in the field of education as it strives with limited resources to meet ever-growing needs; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government has recognized the crucial importance of education in developing a citizenry informed and prepared to meet the challenge of our complex society; and

      Whereas, Federal law now imposes a tax of $250 per year on each slot machine, and certain controls upon the use of such machines; and

      Whereas, Various proposals have been made in the Congress for the return of certain federally collected revenues to the states; and

      Whereas, The process of collection and return is cumbersome, costly and time-consuming; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada stands ready to collect such a tax directly and to take all necessary measures to insure its payment for each machine; and

      Whereas, The Nevada legislature in 1967 enacted a statute imposing a tax of up to 80 percent of the federal tax on slot machines, which statute is to become effective when the Congress passes legislation permitting a credit against the federal tax for slot machine taxes imposed by the states; and

      Whereas, The proceeds of the state slot machine tax are set aside for the support of the public schools; and

      Whereas, Other federal support for the schools in this state under Public Law 874 of the 81st Congress has been reduced; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature on behalf of the people of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the Congress of the United States to enact legislation providing a credit of 80 percent against the tax imposed by 26 U.S.C. § 4461 upon slot machines for the amount of any tax paid upon such machines to a state; and be it further

      Resolved, That this legislature urgently requests each member of the Nevada congressional delegation to work for the enactment of such legislation; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 86, ACR 46

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 46–Mrs. Brookman, Messrs. Espinoza, Glaser, Bryan, Mrs. Tyson, Messrs. Ashworth, Schouweiler, Tim Hafen, Bowler, Close, Hilbrecht, Reid, Fry, Torvinen, Lowman, Smith, Prince, Swallow, Miss Foote, Messrs. Getto, Kean, Mrs. Frazzini, Messrs. Dini, Homer, Bryan Hafen, Wood, Jacobsen, Lingenfelter, Viani, May, McKissick and Mello

 

FILE NUMBER 86

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Lt. Colonel Mervin T. Johnson of the Nevada Air National Guard.

 

      Whereas, The legislature has learned with much sorrow of the death of Lt. Col. Mervin T. Johnson while serving on active duty with the Nevada Air National Guard; and

      Whereas, Lt. Col. Johnson was a veteran of World War II and served many years in the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard; and

      Whereas, Lt. Col. Johnson was called to active duty with the 192nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in January, 1968, and has honorably served both his country and the State of Nevada while stationed in Missouri and Japan; and

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada are proud of Lt. Colonel Johnson and his willingness to serve at the call of this country; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their condolences to the widow of the late Lt. Col. Mervin T. Johnson; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 87, SCR 13

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Senator Dodge

 

FILE NUMBER 87

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the provisions governing municipal governments in the state.

 

      Whereas, The various city charters of the incorporated cities of the State of Nevada have reached, over the past many years, a deplorable state, containing redundancies, conflicts and archaic language; and

      Whereas, Because of the varying provisions contained in such charters, there is a lack of uniformity in city administration; and

      Whereas, Such charters have never been examined with a view to eliminating their objectionable qualities since Nevada became a state in 1864; and

      Whereas, The general provisions governing the incorporation of cities and those governing incorporation under a commission form of government, contained in chapters 266 and 267 of NRS, respectively, should be examined and revised in conjunction with the work to be done on special city charters; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is directed to make a thorough study of all the special charters of cities incorporated thereunder in the state, and of the provisions of chapters 266 and 267 of NRS, and submit appropriate recommendations and suggested legislation to the 56th session of the Nevada legislature.


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study of all the special charters of cities incorporated thereunder in the state, and of the provisions of chapters 266 and 267 of NRS, and submit appropriate recommendations and suggested legislation to the 56th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 88, AJR 44

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 44–Messrs. Homer, Jacobsen, Getto, Howard, Mrs. Frazzini, Miss Foote, Mrs. Brookman and Mr. Bryan

 

FILE NUMBER 88

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress, the Secretary of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management to amend the federal law and regulations to permit native Indians free access to public lands for pine nut harvesting.

 

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada recognize and, in NRS 527.240, have declared it to be the public policy of the State of Nevada that the single-leaf pinon (Pinus monophylla), which is the official state tree of the State of Nevada, be protected; and

      Whereas, The most important reason for such protection is the recognition by the people of this state that the seed of the pinon, the pine nut, has from time immemorial been a staple food of the Indians of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The harvest of such pine nuts must, necessarily, occur on lands which are, for the most part, under the control of the State of Nevada or the United States; and

      Whereas, The present session of the legislature of the State of Nevada has, by Assembly Bill No. 131, introduced legislation which is designed to relieve native Indians of the obligation of securing written permission from state agencies to harvest pine nuts on state-owned lands; and

      Whereas, Under the statewide disposal procedure established by the Nevada state director of the Bureau of Land Management in 1967, a maximum of 25 pounds of pine nuts for each free-use permit has been set and a price of not less than 5 cents a pound for quantities in excess of the maximum has been fixed; and

      Whereas, The declared purpose of the people of this state and the legitimate needs and time-honored customs of the native Indians will continue to be frustrated unless free access is granted for pine nut harvesting to all public lands in this state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States of America is hereby memorialized to amend federal laws, particularly, but not limited to, 30 U.S.C. § 601 et. seq., to the end that Indians, native to Nevada, be granted free harvest privileges for pine nuts on public lands within the State of Nevada without restriction as to quantities harvested or number of persons within a domicile permitted to harvest in any one season; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Bureau of Land Management of the United States Department of the Interior amend its administrative instructions and the Secretary of the Interior amend his rules and regulations to ameliorate the stringency of the present limitations on pine nut harvesting; so that both federal and state laws and administrative regulations may, in complementary fashion, provide native Indians full privileges of pine nut harvesting on all public lands lying within this state; and be it further

 


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both federal and state laws and administrative regulations may, in complementary fashion, provide native Indians full privileges of pine nut harvesting on all public lands lying within this state; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the members of the Nevada congressional delegation, the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management.

 

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FILE NUMBER 89, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 89

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to draft an evidence code.

 

      Whereas, Rules of evidence are now scattered throughout Nevada Revised Statutes; and

      Whereas, It would be more convenient and serve a beneficial purpose to have all rules of evidence collectively enacted in Nevada Revised Statutes; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislative commission is directed to prepare a draft of a new evidence code to be submitted to the 56th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 90, AJR 45

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 45–Committee on Elections

 

FILE NUMBER 90

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to repeal section 3 and amend section 2 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to voting rights, by broadening the voting rights of persons in the service of the United States.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 3 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be repealed and that section 2 of article 2 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec:] Sec. 2.  For the purpose of voting, no person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence solely by reason of his presence or absence while employed in the service of the United States, nor while engaged in the navigation of the waters of the United States or of the high seas; nor while a student of any [Seminary] institution of learning; [Nor] nor while kept at any [Alms-house or other asylum] charitable institution or medical facility at public expense; [Nor] nor while confined in any public prison.

 

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FILE NUMBER 91, AR 29

Assembly Resolution No. 29–Messrs. Swackhamer, Close, Reid, Ashworth, Bryan, Bowler, Miss Foote, Messrs. May, Branch, Dini, Viani, Espinoza, Mello, Glaser, Prince, Mrs. Brookman, Mr. Hilbrecht and Mrs. Tyson

 

FILE NUMBER 91

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commending the winners of the high school essay contest sponsored by the democratic members of the assembly.

 

      Whereas, The democratic members of the assembly of the State of Nevada recently sponsored a statewide high school essay contest on the theme, “The Importance of the Two-Party System”; and

      Whereas, All students who participated in this contest were engaged in purposeful and commendable activity; and

      Whereas, Those students who have been announced as winners in the contest are to be especially congratulated for their achievement; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Steven Jones, a student at White Pine County High School, Vicki Armas, a student at Churchill County High School and Gayle Griswold, a student at Reno High School are hereby commended and congratulated, individually and as representatives of the outstanding high school students in this state, for their distinction in winning the recent statewide essay contest on the theme, “The Importance of the Two-Party System”; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to each winner.

 

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FILE NUMBER 92, SCR 12

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Senators Farr, Young, Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Fransway, Gibson, Harris, Hecht, Herr, Hug, Lamb, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow and White

 

FILE NUMBER 92

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the governor to proclaim “Support Your Local Police Week.”

 

      Whereas, Local police departments are the protectors of life, liberty and property; and

      Whereas, Local law enforcement is one of the most important forces which remains as an obstacle to the growth of communism; and

      Whereas, Local law enforcement, free of federal control, is an American tradition and vitally important to the preservation of our liberty; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature of this state respectfully requests that the governor proclaim the week of May 11-17, 1969, as “Support Your Local Police Week”; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature urges all citizens of this state to cooperate fully with all law enforcement agencies at all times and to show their appreciation to all peace officers in recognition of the important service they perform in our society.

 

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FILE NUMBER 93, ACR 25

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Mr. Tim Hafen

 

FILE NUMBER 93

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing acquisition by the Nevada state park system of certain land and the buildings and water rights appurtenant thereto, in Nye County.

 

      Whereas, NRS 407.063 requires legislative approval by concurrent resolution prior to the acquisition of real property by the Nevada state park system that would require or might require appropriations by the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby gives its approval to the Nevada state park system to acquire by purchase, to the extent that legislative appropriations are available therefor, for inclusion in the Ichthyosaur Paleontologic State Monument, the real property and the buildings and water rights appurtenant thereto, situated in Nye County and consisting of 387.253 acres, more or less, of patented mining claims recorded on pages 20, 21 and 25 of the Nye County Register and described as follows:

 

        NAME OF CLAIM                        B.L.M. PATENT NO. AND DATE

Surprise Mine                                           44855, November 30, 1906

Morton Lode                                           40992, June 7, 1905

Vulture Lode                                            40992, June 7, 1905

Luck Lode                                                40992, June 7, 1905

Belevidere Lode                                      38254, March 11, 1904

Goodluck Lode                                       38255, March 11, 1904

Berlin and Graham Lode                      40992, March 11, 1904

Phelps Placer Lode                                 40992, March 11, 1904

Stokes Placer Lode                                 40992, March 11, 1904

Marcus Lode                                           41088, October 31, 1905

Oliver Twist Lode                                    41088, October 31, 1905

Richmond Lode                                      41088, October 31, 1905

Jefferson Lode                                        44856, November 30, 1906

Monroe                                                     40992, June 7, 1905

Town Lode                                               42612, June 7, 1905

Discovery Lode                                       42612, June 7, 1905

Hornsilver Lode                                      42612, June 7, 1905

Diana Lode                                              38135, March 3, 1904

Lookout Lode                                         44853, December 13, 1906

Sullivan Lode                                          42614, June 7, 1905

Index Lode                                              42612, June 7, 1905

Great Western Millsite                            42612, June 7, 1905

Cave Lode                                               42612, June 7, 1905

Knickerbocker (Berlin Millsite)             40992, March 11, 1904

 

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FILE NUMBER 94, ACR 44

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Mr. Lowman

 

FILE NUMBER 94

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the higher education advisory committee to continue to study the long-range needs of higher education in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The 1967 legislature of the State of Nevada endorsed the creation of the higher education advisory committee to consider the long-range needs of higher education in Nevada; and

      Whereas, The higher education advisory committee has considered the problems assigned to it and has reported its findings to the governor; and

      Whereas, The committee should continue to transmit its reports and recommendations to the governor, the legislature and the board of regents of the University of Nevada, and they should be made public; and

      Whereas, The term provided for the higher education advisory committee will expire on June 30, 1969; and

      Whereas, Planning for higher education in Nevada on a long-range basis must be a continuous process if our state is to continue to grow in this modern world; and

      Whereas, The committee should continue to attain goals and objectives consistent with the original resolution establishing the higher education advisory committee; and

      Whereas, The committee should be obligated to issue a progress report in December 1969, an interim report in June 1970, and a final report not later than January 1, 1971; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the higher education advisory committee is hereby directed to continue to study the problems of higher education in Nevada and to report the findings of such study to the 56th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 95, ACR 50

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 50–Messrs. Hilbrecht, Reid and Frank Young

 

FILE NUMBER 95

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative functions committees to invite representatives of the Atomic Energy Commission and Hughes Tool Company to a discussion of the problems of public health and safety involved in nuclear testing.

 

      Whereas, There has been mention in the public press from time to time of protests by Hughes Tool Company against specific testing programs conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission in southern Nevada, and recent rumors and denials of legal action to prevent or restrict such testing; and

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has become aware of suggestions of possible dangers to public health and safety, but recognizes the importance to Nevada and the nation of an adequate program of nuclear testing; now be it


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the respective standing committees on legislative functions are directed:

      1.  To extend invitations to the Atomic Energy Commission and to Hughes Tool Company to send representatives to meet with the Assembly and Senate in joint session for a full and frank discussion of the problems relating to public health and safety which may be involved with the testing of atomic and nuclear devices; and

      2.  To fix a convenient time and make other necessary arrangements for such a joint meeting.

 

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FILE NUMBER 96, AR 30

Assembly Resolution No. 30–Committee on Health and Welfare

 

FILE NUMBER 96

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.

 

      Whereas, April 4, 1969, marks the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and

      Whereas, His unsparing efforts in behalf of first class citizenship for all Americans brought him recognition at home and throughout the world; and

      Whereas, The civil rights cause in which he engaged carried him from comparative obscurity as a Baptist minister to a place of preeminence in the movement; and

      Whereas, In recognition of his untiring devotion to and cultivation of the forces of goodwill among peoples of different ethnic backgrounds, he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964; and

      Whereas, Through nonviolent resistance to certain aggravated political and economic inequities in society he gathered far-reaching support from religious, labor and civil rights organizations in the nation; and

      Whereas, The violence that struck him down on that awful moment in 1968 still stalks the land and erupts at all too frequent intervals in our midst; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That April 4, 1969, be regarded as a day of tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man among men, who was convinced that all men are created equal and who died demonstrating this conviction.

 

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FILE NUMBER 97, AJR 33

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 33–Committee on Agriculture

 

FILE NUMBER 97

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to facilitate compliance with and to reconsider the Wholesome Meat Act.

 

      Whereas, The Wholesome Meat Act, 81 Stat. 584 (1967), amending the Federal Meat Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. § 71, was approved December 15, 1967; and


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      Whereas, Such Wholesome Meat Act was enacted on the basis of gross misrepresentations concerning unsanitary practices in the meatpacking industry; and

      Whereas, The meat consumed by the American people is the most wholesome of any in the world and no widespread outbreaks of illness have resulted therefrom; and

      Whereas, The inspection standards require such expense to the meat-processing plants that to submit to such standards would require that most such plants in Nevada would have to go out of business for reasons entirely unrelated to the sanitary condition of the meat they produce; and

      Whereas, Present high rates of interest of money make it difficult to carry out required improvements; and

      Whereas, Because of the Wholesome Meat Act many states are repealing their own meat-inspection statutes; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized:

      1.  To amend the Wholesome Meat Act by extending the deadline for compliance at least until December, 1971, and authorizing the state-inspected plants meeting federal requirements to make interstate shipments.

      2.  To make money immediately available at a rate of interest substantially below the present prime rate, to enable processors to improve their plants as necessary to meet federal inspection standards.

      3.  To reconsider the Wholesome Meat Act and the desirability of returning to the states the authority to conduct meat-inspection programs under adequate, state-adopted regulations; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel is directed to prepare copies of this resolution and to transmit them forthwith to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture of the United States and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 98, SJR 26

Senate Joint Resolution No. 26–Senators Hecht, Brown, Bunker, Christensen, Dodge, Farr, Fransway, Gibson, Harris, Herr, Hug, Lamb, Manning, Monroe, Pozzi, Slattery, Swobe, Titlow, White and Young

 

FILE NUMBER 98

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada shares with the entire nation a sense of shock and loss in receiving word of the death of Dwight Eisenhower; and

      Whereas, He rose by his own effort and brilliance through a professional military career ultimately to command the forces of the United States and its allies in the European theater of World War II, the greatest confrontation of armed might yet produced by history; and

      Whereas, He led those forces to victory, returned to serve his country as chief of staff of the Armed Forces-a twin pinnacle of any military career-and believed he had gone on to tranquil retirement as an author and as president of a great university; and

 


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career-and believed he had gone on to tranquil retirement as an author and as president of a great university; and

      Whereas, He was once again called by the people of his country from the presidency of Columbia University to serve as President of the United States; and

      Whereas, His two terms of office are remembered as a modern “era of good feeling” under a revered and beloved father; and

      Whereas, The entire nation has lately watched with sympathy and admiration his courageous struggle against the final ravages of illness; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature joins the nation and the world in this inadequate but sincere expression of its grief at the passing of our beloved former President Dwight D. Eisenhower; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be forthwith transmitted by the legislative counsel to President Richard M. Nixon and to the widow of the late President Eisenhower.

 

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FILE NUMBER 99, SJR 23

Senate Joint Resolution No. 23–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 99

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to change the state’s constitution to create a simplified and unified court system, by amending article 6 of the constitution in its entirety, amending section 2 of article 7, sections 8 and 12 of article 15 and section 22 of article 17 of the constitution, and repealing sections 15, 16 and 17 of article 17 of the constitution.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That sections 15, 16 and 17 of article 17 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be repealed, and that article 6 in its entirety and section 2 of article 7, sections 8 and 12 of article 15 and section 22 of article 17 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read, respectively, as follows:

 

[ARTICLE. 6.

 

Judicial Department.

 

Section. 1.  The Judicial power of this State shall be vested in a Supreme Court, District Courts, and in Justices of the Peace. The Legislature may also establish Courts for municipal purposes only in incorporated cities and towns.

Sec: 2.  The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief Justice and two Associate Justices, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum; Provided, that the Legislature by a majority of all the members elected to each branch thereof may provide for the election of two additional Associate Justices, and if so increased three shall constitute a quorum. The concurrence of a Majority of the whole Court shall be necessary to render a decision.


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

      Section 4.  The supreme court shall have appellate jurisdiction in all cases in equity; also in all cases at law in which is involved the title, or the right of possession to, or the possession of, real estate or mining claims, or the legality of any tax, impost, assessment, toll or municipal fine, or in which the demand (exclusive of interest) or the value of the property in controversy, exceeds three hundred dollars; also in all other civil cases not included in the general subdivisions of law and equity, and also on questions of law alone in all criminal cases in which the offense charged is within the original jurisdiction of the district courts. The court shall also have power to issue writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, quo warranto, and habeas corpus and also all writs necessary or proper to the complete exercise of its appellate jurisdiction. Each of the justices shall have power to issue writs of habeas corpus to any part of the state, upon petition by, or on behalf of, any person held in actual custody, and may make such writs returnable, before himself or the supreme court, or before any district court in the state or before any judge of said courts.

      In case of the disability or disqualification, for any cause, of the chief justice or either of the associate justices of the supreme court, or any two of them, the governor is authorized and empowered to designate any district judge or judges to sit in the place or places of such disqualified or disabled justice or justices, and said judge or judges so designated shall receive their actual expense of travel and otherwise while sitting in said supreme court.

Sec: 5.  The State is hereby divided into Nine Judicial Districts of which the county of Storey shall constitute the First; The county of Ormsby the Second; the county of Lyon the Third; The county of Washoe the Fourth; The counties of Nye and Churchill the Fifth; The county of Humboldt the Sixth; The county of Lander the Seventh; The county of Douglas the Eighth; and the county of Esmeralda the Ninth. The county of Roop shall be attached to the county of Washoe for judicial purposes until otherwise provided by law. The Legislature may, however, provide by law for an alteration in the boundaries or divisions of the Districts herein prescribed, and also for increasing or diminishing the number of the Judicial Districts and Judges therein. But no such change shall take effect, except in case of a vacancy, or the expiration of the term of an incumbent of the Office.


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effect, except in case of a vacancy, or the expiration of the term of an incumbent of the Office. At the first general election under this Constitution there shall be elected in each of the respective Districts (except as in this Section hereafter otherwise provided) One District Judge, who shall hold Office from and including the first Monday of December AD. Eighteen hundred and Sixty four and until the first Monday of January in the year Eighteen hundred and Sixty seven. After the said first election, there shall be elected at the General election which immediately precedes the expiration of the term of his predecessor, One District Judge in each of the respective Judicial Districts (except in the First District as in this Section hereinafter provided.) The District Judges shall be elected by the qualified electors of their respective districts, and shall hold office for the term of four Years (excepting those elected at said first election) from and including the first Monday of January, next succeeding their election and qualification; Provided, that the First Judicial District shall be entitled to, and shall have Three District Judges, who shall possess co-extensive and concurrent jurisdiction, and who shall be elected at the same times, in the same manner, and shall hold office for the like terms as herein prescribed, in relation to the Judges in other Judicial Districts, any one of said Judges may preside on the empanneling of Grand Juries and the presentment and trial on indictments, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by law.

Sec: 6.  The District Courts in the several Judicial Districts of this State shall have original jurisdiction in all cases in equity; also in all cases at law which involve the title or the right of possession to, or the possession of real property, or Mining claims, or the legality of any tax, impost, assessment, toll or municipal fine, and in all other cases in which the demand (exclusive of interest) or the value of the property in controversy, exceeds Three Hundred Dollars, also in all cases relating to the estates of deceased persons, and the persons and estates of Minors and insane persons, and of the action of forcible entry and unlawful detainer; and also in all criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law; They shall also have final appellate jurisdiction in cases arising in Justices Courts, and such other inferior tribunals as may be established by law. The District Courts, and the Judges thereof shall have power to issue writs of Mandamus, Injunction, Quo-Warranto, Certiorari, and all other writs proper and necessary to the complete exercise of their jurisdiction; and also shall have power to issue writs of Habeas Corpus on petition by, or on behalf of any person held in actual custody in their respective districts.

Sec: 7.  The times of holding the Supreme Court and District Courts shall be as fixed by law. The terms of the Supreme Court shall be held at the seat of Government; and the terms of the District Courts shall be held at the County seats of their respective counties; Provided, that in case any county shall be hereafter divided into two or more districts, the Legislature may by law, designate the places of holding Courts in such Districts.

Sec: 8.  The Legislature shall determine the number of Justices of the Peace to be elected in each city and township of the State, and shall fix by law their powers, duties and responsibilities, Provided, that such Justices Courts shall not have jurisdiction of the following cases, Viz: First, of cases in which the matter in dispute is a money demand, or personal property, and the amount of the demand (exclusive of interest) or the value of the property exceeds Three Hundred Dollars; Second, of cases wherein the title to real estate, or mining claims, or questions of boundaries to land, is or may be involved; or of cases that in any manner shall conflict with the jurisdiction of the several courts of Record in this State; And Provided further, that Justices Courts shall have such criminal jurisdiction as may be prescribed by law; and the Legislature may confer upon said courts jurisdiction concurrent with the District Courts, of actions to enforce Mechanics liens, wherein the amount (exclusive of interest) does not exceed Three hundred dollars; and also of Actions for the possession of lands and tenements where the relation of Land lord and Tenant exists, or when such possession has been unlawfully or fraudulently obtained or with-held.


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personal property, and the amount of the demand (exclusive of interest) or the value of the property exceeds Three Hundred Dollars; Second, of cases wherein the title to real estate, or mining claims, or questions of boundaries to land, is or may be involved; or of cases that in any manner shall conflict with the jurisdiction of the several courts of Record in this State; And Provided further, that Justices Courts shall have such criminal jurisdiction as may be prescribed by law; and the Legislature may confer upon said courts jurisdiction concurrent with the District Courts, of actions to enforce Mechanics liens, wherein the amount (exclusive of interest) does not exceed Three hundred dollars; and also of Actions for the possession of lands and tenements where the relation of Land lord and Tenant exists, or when such possession has been unlawfully or fraudulently obtained or with-held. The Legislature shall also prescribe by law the manner, and determine the cases in which appeals may be taken from Justices and other courts. The Supreme Court, the District Courts, and such other Courts, as the Legislature shall designate, shall be Courts of Record.

Sec: 9.  Provision shall be made by law prescribing the powers, duties and responsibilities of any Municipal Court that may be established in pursuance of Section One, 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.

Sec: 10.  No Judicial Officer, except Justices of the Peace and City Recorders shall receive to his own use any fees or perquisites of Office.

      Sec. 11.  The justices of the supreme court and the district judges shall be ineligible to any office, other than a judicial office, during the term for which they shall have been elected or appointed; and all elections or appointments of any such judges by the people, legislature, or otherwise, during said period, to any office other than judicial, shall be void.

Sec: 12.  Judges shall not charge juries in respect to matters of fact, but may state the testimony and declare the law.

Sec: 13.  The style of all process shall be “The State of Nevada” and all prosecutions shall be conducted in the name and by the authority of the same.

Sec: 14.  There shall be but one form of civil action, and law and equity may be administered in the same action.

Section 15.  The Justices of the Supreme Court and District Judges shall each receive 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 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 year’s revenue a sufficient amount of Money, to pay such compensation.

Sec: 16.  The Legislature at its first Session, and from time to time thereafter shall provide by law, that upon the institution of each civil action, and other proceedings, and also upon the perfecting of an appeal in any civil action or proceeding, in the several Courts of Record in this State, a special Court fee, or tax shall be advanced to the Clerks of said Courts, respectively by the party or parties bringing such action or proceeding, or taking such appeal and the money so paid in shall be accounted for by such Clerks, and applied towards the payment of the compensation of the Judges of said Courts, as shall be directed by law.


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Courts, respectively by the party or parties bringing such action or proceeding, or taking such appeal and the money so paid in shall be accounted for by such Clerks, and applied towards the payment of the compensation of the Judges of said Courts, as shall be directed by law.

Sec: 17.  The Legislature shall have no power to grant leave of absence to a Judicial Officer, and any such Officer who shall absent himself from the State for more than Ninety consecutive days, shall be deemed to have vacated his Office.

Sec: 18.  No Judicial Officer shall be superceeded nor shall the Organization of the several Courts of the Territory of Nevada be changed until the election and qualification of the several Officers provided for in this article.]

 

ARTICLE 6

 

Judicial Department

 

      Section 1.  The judicial power of this state is vested in a unified court system, comprising a supreme court, a district court and county courts. The legislature may provide by law for:

      1.  The creation and modification from time to time of geographical divisions within the district court.

      2.  The assignment of one or more judges of the district court to one or more specialized functions, throughout the district court or in one or more divisions.

      3.  The appointment or election of justices of the peace to serve as magistrates of any one or more county courts.

      Sec. 2.  1.  The supreme court consists of the chief justice and two or more associate justices, as may be provided by law. In increasing or diminishing the number of associate justices, the legislature shall provide for the arrangement of their terms so that an equal number of terms, as nearly as may be, expire every 2 years.

      2.  The legislature may provide by law:

      (a) If the court consists of more than five justices, for the hearing and decision of cases by panels of no fewer than three justices, the resolution by the full court of any conflicts between decisions so rendered, and the kinds of cases which must be heard by the full court.

      (b) For the places of holding court by panels of justices if established, and by the full court.

      3.  The justices of the supreme court shall elect one of themselves to be chief justice for a term of 3 years, beginning on the 1st Monday of January in the appropriate years. A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term. In making their election, the justices shall consider fitness for the duties prescribed by section 8 of this article. A chief justice shall not succeed himself.

      Sec. 3.  1.  When a vacancy occurs for any reason in the supreme court or among the judges of the district court or county courts, the governor shall appoint a justice or judge from among three nominees selected for such individual vacancy by the commission on judicial selection.


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      2.  Each nomination for the supreme court shall be made by the permanent commission, composed of:

      (a) The chief justice or an associate justice designated by him;

      (b) Three members of the State Bar of Nevada, a public corporation created by statute, appointed by its board of governors; and

      (c) Three persons, not members of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

      3.  Each nomination for the district court or a county court shall be made by a temporary commission composed of:

      (a) The permanent commission;

      (b) A member of the State Bar of Nevada resident in the geographical division, if any, in which the vacancy occurs, appointed by the board of governors of the State Bar of Nevada; and

      (c) A resident of such division, if any, not a member of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

      4.  The term of office of each appointive member of the permanent commission, except the first members, is 4 years. Each appointing authority shall appoint one of the members first appointed for a term of 2 years. If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. The additional members of a temporary commission shall be appointed when a vacancy occurs, and their terms shall expire when the nominations for such vacancy have been transmitted to the governor.

      5.  An appointing authority shall not appoint to the permanent commission more than:

      (a) One resident of any county.

      (b) Two members of the same political party.

No member of the permanent commission may be a member of the commission on judicial discipline.

      6.  After the expiration of 30 days from the date on which the committee on judicial selection has delivered to him its list of nominees for any vacancy, if the governor has not made the appointment required by this section, he shall make no other appointment to any public office until he has appointed a justice or judge from the list submitted.

      Sec. 4.  1.  The initial term of office of each judge of the district court appointed pursuant to section 3 of this article expires on the 1st Monday of January next following the first general election held after the year in which such judge was appointed. The initial term of office of each justice of the supreme court so appointed expires at the end of the full term of the justice whom he succeeds. The term of office of each justice or judge who succeeds himself is 6 years, beginning and ending on the 1st Monday of January in the respectively appropriate years.

      2.  Each justice of the supreme court who desires to succeed himself shall, on or before July 1 next preceding the expiration of his term of office, declare his candidacy in a manner which shall be provided by law. With respect to each justice who so declares, the question shall be presented at the next general election, in a form which shall be provided by law, whether such justice shall succeed himself. If a justice does not declare his candidacy, or if a majority of the votes cast on the question are cast against his succeeding himself, a vacancy is created at the expiration of his term which shall be filled by appointment pursuant to section 3 of this article.


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expiration of his term which shall be filled by appointment pursuant to section 3 of this article.

      3.  Except when a judge is appointed to fill a vacancy:

      (a) District judges shall be elected by the registered voters of the respective geographical divisions of the district court.

      (b) Judges of the county courts shall be elected by the registered voters of the respective counties.

      Sec. 5.  No justice or judge may be removed from office by any alteration of the number of justices of the supreme court or judges of the district court, or by any alteration of a geographical division. The salary of a justice or judge shall not be diminished during his term of office. No justice or judge, during his tenure as such, is eligible for election or appointment to any nonjudicial office.

      Sec. 6.  1.  A justice of the supreme court or a judge of the district court or a county court may, in addition to the provision of article 7 for impeachment, be censured, retired or removed by the commission on judicial discipline. A justice or judge may appeal from the action of the commission to the supreme court, which may reverse such action or take any alternative action provided in this subsection.

      2.  The commission is composed of:

      (a) Two justices or judges appointed by the supreme court;

      (b) Two members of the State Bar of Nevada, a public corporation created by statute, appointed by its board of governors; and

      (c) Three persons, not members of the legal profession, appointed by the governor.

The commission shall elect a chairman from among its three lay members.

      3.  The term of office of each appointive member of the commission, except the first members, is 4 years. Each appointing authority shall appoint one of the members first appointed for a term of 2 years. If a vacancy occurs, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. An appointing authority shall not appoint more than one resident of any county. The governor shall not appoint more than two members of the same political party. No member may be a member of the permanent commission on judicial selection.

      4.  The supreme court shall make appropriate rules for:

      (a) The confidentiality of all proceedings before the commission, except a decision to censure, retire or remove a justice or judge.

      (b) The grounds of censure.

      (c) The conduct of investigations and hearings.

      5.  No justice or judge may by virtue of this section be:

      (a) Removed except for willful misconduct, willful or persistent failure to perform the duties of his office, or habitual intemperance; or

      (b) Retired except for advanced age which interferes with the proper performance of his judicial duties, or for mental or physical disability which prevents the proper performance of his judicial duties and which is likely to be permanent in nature.

      6.  Any person may bring to the attention of the commission any matter relating to the fitness of a justice or judge. The commission shall, after preliminary investigation, dismiss the matter or order a hearing to be held before it. If a hearing is ordered, a statement of the matter shall be served upon the justice or judge against whom the proceeding is brought.


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be served upon the justice or judge against whom the proceeding is brought. The commission in its discretion may suspend a justice or judge from the exercise of his office pending the determination of the proceedings before the commission. Any justice or judge whose removal is sought is liable to indictment and punishment according to law. A justice or judge retired for disability in accordance with this section is entitled thereafter to receive such compensation as the legislature may provide.

      7.  If a proceeding is brought against a justice of the supreme court, no justice may sit on the commission for that proceeding. If a proceeding is brought against a judge of the district court or a county court, no judge from the same geographical division of the district court may sit on the commission for that proceeding. If an appeal is taken from an action of the commission to the supreme court, any justice who sat on the commission for that proceeding is disqualified from participating in the consideration or decision of the appeal. When any member of the commission is disqualified by this subsection, the supreme court shall appoint a substitute from among the eligible judges.

      8.  The commission may:

      (a) Designate for each hearing an attorney or attorneys at law to act as counsel to conduct the proceeding;

      (b) Summon witnesses to appear and testify under oath and compel the production of books, papers, documents and records;

      (c) Grant immunity from prosecution or punishment when the commission deems it necessary and proper in order to compel the giving of testimony under oath and the production of books, papers, documents and records; and

      (d) Exercise such further powers as the legislature may from time to time confer upon it.

      Sec. 7.  1.  The legislature shall provide by law the limits of the jurisdiction of the county courts, according to the amount in controversy, the nature of the case, the penalty provided, or any combination of these.

      2.  The district court has original jurisdiction of all matters judicial in nature outside the jurisdiction of the county courts, and final appellate jurisdiction of appeals from the county courts, as the legislature shall provide by law. The special jurisdiction of judges assigned to specialized functions shall be provided by law.

      3.  An action properly brought in one geographical division of the district court may be transferred to another division under such conditions as the legislature may provide by law.

      4.  The supreme court has jurisdiction:

      (a) Of all appeals from the district court, as the legislature shall provide by law.

      (b) To issue writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, quo warranto and other writs appropriate to the exercise of its appellate jurisdiction and of its supervisory power over the court system.

      (c) To answer a question of law certified to it by a court of another jurisdiction, under such conditions as the legislature may provide by law or the supreme court may provide by rule not inconsistent with any such law.

      5.  A justice of the supreme court may issue writs of habeas corpus to any part of the state, and may make such writs returnable before him or before any established division or judge of the district court, or established panel within the supreme court.


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or before any established division or judge of the district court, or established panel within the supreme court.

      6.  The legislature may provide by law for the trial and punishment of offenses in the militia.

      Sec. 8.  1.  The chief justice is the administrative head of the court system. Subject to such rules as the supreme court may adopt, the chief justice may:     

      (a) Apportion the work of the supreme court among justices or panels.

      (b) Assign judges of the district court to geographical divisions or specialized functions which have been established by law.

      (c) Recall to active service any retired justice or judge of the court system who consents to such recall and who has not been removed or retired for cause or defeated for retention in office, and may assign him to appropriate temporary duty within the court system.

      2.  The supreme court may appoint an administrator of the court system and such other personnel as are appropriate to assist the chief justice in the performance of his administrative duties and to perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by rule of the supreme court.

      3.  In the absence or temporary disability of the chief justice, the associate justice who has served longest in the supreme court shall act as chief justice.

      Sec. 9.  1.  On the 1st Monday of January next following the approval of this article by the people, unless otherwise provided by law or rule consistent with this article and continuing until thus otherwise provided:

      (a) The several justices of the peace become magistrates of the several county courts.

      (b) The several judicial districts become geographical divisions of the district court, and the several district judges constitute the judges of the district court.

      (c) The justices of the supreme court shall first elect a chief justice pursuant to this article.

      2.  Every justice of the supreme court and judge of a district court who is incumbent on the effective date of this article or who has been elected to a term of office beginning on such effective date shall be deemed to have been initially appointed pursuant to this article and shall thereafter be removed from or retained in office, and assigned to duty, pursuant to this article.

      3.  If at any time the State Bar of Nevada ceases to exist as a public corporation or ceases to include all attorneys admitted to practice before the courts of this state, the legislature shall provide by law, or if it fails to do so the court shall provide by rule, for the appointment of attorneys at law to the positions designated in this article to be occupied by members of the State Bar of Nevada.

[Sec:] Sec. 2.  The Governor and other State and Judicial Officers [, except Justices of the Peace] shall be liable to impeachment for Misdemeanor or Malfeasance in Office; but judgment in such case shall not extend further than removal from Office and disqualification to hold any Office of honor, profit, or trust under this State. The party whether convicted or acquitted, shall, nevertheless, be liable to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment according to law.

[Sec:] Sec. 8.  The Legislature shall provide for the speedy publication of all Statute laws of a general nature, [and such decisions of the Supreme Court, as it may deem expedient;] and all laws and judicial decisions shall be free for publication by any person.


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of all Statute laws of a general nature, [and such decisions of the Supreme Court, as it may deem expedient;] and all laws and judicial decisions shall be free for publication by any person. [; Provided, that no judgment of the Supreme Court shall take effect and be operative until the Opinion of the Court in such case shall be filed with the Clerk of said Court.]

[Sec:] Sec. 12.  The Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer [,] and State Controller [, and Clerk of the Supreme Court,] shall keep their respective offices at the seat of Government.

[Sec:] Sec. 22.  In case the office of any [Justice of the Supreme Court, District Judge or other] State officer, except a judicial officer, shall become vacant before the expiration of the regular term for which he was elected, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the Governor until it shall be supplied at the next general election, when it shall be filled by election for the residue of the unexpired term.

 

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FILE NUMBER 100, SCR 25

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Committee on Commerce

 

FILE NUMBER 100

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the total effect of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code as enacted in other states.

 

      Whereas, A bill has been introduced (Senate Bill No. 170) for the enactment of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code; and

      Whereas, Federal law (15 U.S.C. § 1633) provides that states which enact a law similar to the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act and provide for adequate provision for enforcement may be exempted from such Act by regulation adopted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and

      Whereas, There is great uncertainty whether such board will exempt the State of Nevada as provided if Senate Bill No. 170 is enacted into law; and

      Whereas, The cost of administering and enforcing the Uniform Consumer Credit Code, if enacted, is very difficult to ascertain; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to:

      1.  Investigate and study the effects of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code as and if enacted by other states to ascertain the conditions and circumstances under which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will exempt states from the requirements of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act.

      2.  Ascertain, if possible, the estimated cost of administering and enforcing the Uniform Consumer Credit Code, if enacted into law, in such a manner as would qualify the State of Nevada for exemption from such federal Act.

      3.  Resolve any other uncertainties presented in the preamble of this resolution or which may arise in conducting this investigation and study.


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      4.  Submit its written report, including findings and recommendations, to the 56th regular session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 101, SJR 11

Senate Joint Resolution No. 11–Senators White, Bunker, Manning and Christensen

 

FILE NUMBER 101

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to make the Las Vegas Veterans’ Administration field office a branch of the Reno regional office.

 

      Whereas, The Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs, as the head of the Veterans’ Administration is granted the authority to establish such regional offices and such other field offices as he deems necessary; and

      Whereas, A regional office has been established in Reno, Nevada; and

      Whereas, The field office of the Veterans’ Administration established to serve the veterans of Clark County is a branch of the Los Angeles regional office; and

      Whereas, As a branch of the Los Angeles regional office, the field office in Las Vegas is unable to process expeditiously such matters as insured loans for veterans; and

      Whereas, The field office located in Las Vegas could be more efficiently operated as a branch of the Reno regional office; 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 memorializes the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to provide that the field office of the Veterans’ Administration located in Las Vegas become a branch of the regional office located in Reno; and be it further

      Resolved, that copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith to the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 102, ACR 37

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Messrs. Swallow and Prince

 

FILE NUMBER 102

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing acquisition by the Nevada state park system of certain land and facilities in Lincoln County.

 

      Whereas, NRS 407.063 requires approval by concurrent resolution prior to the acquisition of real property by the Nevada state park system that would require or might require appropriations by the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby gives its approval to the Nevada state park system to acquire by transfer, without consideration, from the state board of fish and game commissioners and Lincoln County the real property and appurtenant recreational facilities thereon situated in Lincoln County, for the purpose of establishing a new state recreation area within the Nevada state park system to be known as the Eagle Valley Reservoir State Recreation Area, which property contains 299.06 acres, more or less, and is described as follows:

 


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to the Nevada state park system to acquire by transfer, without consideration, from the state board of fish and game commissioners and Lincoln County the real property and appurtenant recreational facilities thereon situated in Lincoln County, for the purpose of establishing a new state recreation area within the Nevada state park system to be known as the Eagle Valley Reservoir State Recreation Area, which property contains 299.06 acres, more or less, and is described as follows:

 

       1.  The S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section 13, the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, and the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of section 24 under Patent No. 6573, all in T. 2 N., R. 69 E., M.D.B. & M.

       2.  The NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 24, under Patent No. 9211, T. 2 N., R. 69 E., M.D.B. & M., excepting therefrom Parcels Nos. 1 and 2 described as follows:

       Parcel No. 1: Commencing at the southwest corner of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 24; thence east a distance of 250 feet; thence N. 24° 30ʹ E. a distance of 700 feet; thence N. 61° 15ʹ W. a distance of 625 feet to the boundary line between the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, and the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 24; thence south along such boundary line a distance of 933.38 feet to the point of beginning; and containing 7.62 acres, more or less.

       Parcel No. 2: Commencing at the northwest corner of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 24; thence east a distance of 130 feet to the true point of beginning; thence S. 60° E. a distance of 400 feet; thence east a distance of 500 feet; thence N. 45° E. a distance of 282.84 feet; thence west a distance of 1,046.41 feet to the true point of beginning; and containing 3.55 acres, more or less.

       3.  The SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of section 18, sometimes referred to as Lot 4, consisting of 38.22 acres, more or less, and the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 19, also known as Lot 4, containing 32.01 acres, more or less, all in T. 2 N., R. 70 E., M.D.B. & M.

 

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FILE NUMBER 103, ACR 38

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Messrs. Swallow and Prince

 

FILE NUMBER 103

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing acquisition by the Nevada state park system of certain land and facilities in Lincoln County.

 

      Whereas, NRS 407.063 requires approval by concurrent resolution prior to the acquisition of real property by the Nevada state park system that would require or might require appropriations by the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby gives its approval to the Nevada state park system to acquire by transfer, without consideration, from Lincoln County the real property and appurtenant recreation facilities thereon situated in Lincoln County, for the purpose of establishing a new state recreation area within the Nevada state park system to be known as the Eagle Valley Reservoir State Recreation Area, which property is described as follows:

 


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known as the Eagle Valley Reservoir State Recreation Area, which property is described as follows:

 

       The SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 and the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of section 13, and the E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 24, all in T. 2 N., R. 69 E., M.D.B. & M., containing 50 acres, more or less.

 

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FILE NUMBER 104, ACR 42

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 42–Messrs. Swallow and Prince

 

FILE NUMBER 104

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing acquisition by the Nevada state park system of certain lands and facilities in Lincoln County.

 

      Whereas, NRS 407.063 requires approval by concurrent resolution prior to the acquisition of real property by the Nevada state park system that would require or might require appropriations by the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby gives its approval to the Nevada state park system to acquire by transfer, without consideration, from Lincoln County the real property and appurtenant recreational facilities thereon situated in Lincoln County, for the purpose of establishing a new state recreation area within the Nevada state park system to be known as the Echo Canyon Reservoir State Recreation Area, which property is described as follows:

 

       The S 1/2 of section 28, the SE 1/4 of section 29, the NE 1/4 of section 32, the NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of section 33, all in T. 1 N., R. 69 E., M.D.B. & M., containing 840 acres, more or less.

 

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FILE NUMBER 105, ACR 49

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 49–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 105

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study county courts as proposed in Senate Joint Resolution No. 23 of the 55th session of the legislature.

 

      Whereas, Senate Joint Resolution No. 23, which was introduced in the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada, proposes to amend the judicial article of the Nevada constitution by, among other things, establishing a system of county courts; and

      Whereas, This revision of the court structure, if adopted, will entail extensive new statutes, in the preparation of which the legislature should have the benefit of full research and investigation concerning county courts; 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 hereby directed to conduct a study of county courts and to include in such study the following factors:

      1.  Limits of jurisdiction;

      2.  Number of judges in each court;

      3.  Manner of appeal to the district court;

      4.  Electronic reporting; and

      5.  Any other matter necessary to complete a statute establishing county courts; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to make report of such study and recommend to the 56th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada a statute to be enacted contingent for its effect upon the adoption of this amendment to the constitution.

 

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FILE NUMBER 106, SJR 9 of the 54th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9 of the 54th Session–Committee on Federal, State and Local Governments

 

FILE NUMBER 106

 

[To be placed on 1970 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 2 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the legislature, by providing for annual sessions.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 2 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2.  The sessions of the Legislature shall be [biennial,] annual, and shall commence on the 3rd Monday of January [next ensuing the election of members of the Assembly,] of each year, unless the Governor of the State shall, in the interim, convene the Legislature by proclamation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 107, AJR 36

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 36–Messrs. Glaser and Roy Young

 

FILE NUMBER 107

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Public Land Law Review Commission to study and analyze various matters pertaining to public lands.

 

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada recognize the importance of the Public Land Law Review Commission’s study and analysis of the public land laws of the United States of America; and

      Whereas, The United States government, after more than 105 years have elapsed since Nevada statehood, still retains 86.8 percent of the land in Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the individual members of the Public Land Law Review Commission under its dedicated and able chairman, The Honorable Wayne N.


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Aspinall, and its staff director, Milton A. Pearl, are hereby commended for the thorough study and analysis of the public land laws completed thus far; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Public Land Law Review Commission in its deliberations and recommendations give particular attention to its congressional mandate “to provide the maximum benefit for the general public” by keeping foremost in their minds that this great nation was built on individual initiative, individual land ownership, protection of property rights and equal opportunity to advance through individual industriousness; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Public Land Law Review Commission is hereby respectfully memorialized to consider the following matters of vital concern to the citizens of Nevada and the United States:

      1.  The Public Land Law Review Commission should recommend that the Congress enact laws providing for:

      (a) Multiple use of public lands where uses are compatible;

      (b) The right to search for and acquire by discovery the private ownership of minerals;

      (c) The right to acquire and hold in private ownership agricultural lands;

      (d) The economic use of public lands for grazing purposes;

      (e) Proper protection and harvesting of timberlands; and

      (f) The preservation of areas for recreation, wildlife and scenic beauty;

all for the purpose of utilizing economically and effectively the resources of the public lands.

      2.  The Public Land Law Review Commission should make recommendations that recognize conservation and economic utilization of federal lands for a coordinated multiple use policy which will provide for the maximum benefit of the general public. The maximum benefit for the general public cannot be realized without strengthening and enhancing the local economy. Therefore, any modification of present land use practices on federal land should have the understanding and concurrence of local government officials.

      Nevada’s 60 million acres of public domain are being “classified” without official state approval and neither the governor nor the legislature has veto power over proposed classifications considered adverse to Nevada’s interests. We strongly urge that the Public Land Law Review Commission recommend that the Congress retain its authority over withdrawals, taking into consideration the official position of the state.

      3.  The Public Land Law Review Commission must recognize and make proper recommendations to the Congress concerning the unique land characteristics of Nevada and the unworkable general land laws. Nevada is still 86.8 percent federally owned. Five out of 17 counties in Nevada are more than 97 percent federally owned. Land Grants to the state totaled 3.8 percent, railroad grants totaled 7.3 percent, and only 2.1 percent moved from federal to private ownership under the general land laws during the past 105 years. More land has moved from railroad ownership into private individual ownership than through federal land sales. A realistic and practical federal land disposal program must be found by the Commission which will provide equity under the unique conditions of Nevada.


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conditions of Nevada. An equitable solution would be an additional land grant to the state for the benefit of common schools.

      4.  To prevent utter chaos, any recommendations made by the Public Land Law Review Commission and subsequent action by the Congress and the President must recognize, respect and reaffirm state water right laws and the individual property rights developed thereunder.

      5.  Nevada directs the attention of the Public Land Law Review Commission to the concept of local government participation as enunciated in the Public Land Sales Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-608). The Public Land Law Review Commission should include this concept in all its recommendations to the Congress.

      6.  Many land laws permit sales at not less than “appraised fair market value.” At the present time, “appraised fair market value,” as used by federal land-administering agencies, ignores the fact that in many states whose land is largely public domain, scarcity of salable private land has forced unreasonably high “appraised fair market value” which discourages and eliminates potential purchasers. The Public Land Law Review Commission should develop and recommend some equitable type of appraisal which considers available utilities and provides for fair economic returns on investments where scarcity of marketable land influences land values.

      7.  Recommendations by the Public Land Law Review Commission should advance the principle that the national interest requires modification of the 160-acre limitation as established by the Reclamation Act of 1902 and subsequent legislation. Consideration should be given to limitations of climate and soils in determining the productive potential of reclamation project lands, and the modern agricultural practices and investments required for economic and competitive agricultural operations.

      8.  Population growth with the resulting change in land use patterns and values places a heavy demand on the taxpayer to provide additional facilities for governmental services while abandoning existing facilities which have been rendered ineffective by population changes. The Public Land Law Review Commission should recommend to the Congress that the reversionary clauses under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act of 1926, as amended, should be eliminated to insure that investments and capital improvements may he recovered and reused for similar purposes. In the public land states implementation of state recreation and park master plans require immediate acquisition and control of prime recreational areas. If the goals set forth in such plan are to be met, it is mandatory that the acreage limitations be eliminated and each application be considered on its individual merits. The Congress has provided generous assistance to states and local governments in furthering the recreation needs and goals of the nation through Land and Water Conservation Funds. Cost provisions in the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, although minimal, defeat the purpose of the principle advanced in the Land and Water Conservation Act of 1965. Therefore, the Public Land Law Review Commission should recommend elimination of cost provisions under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.

      9.  Each state has historically been afforded the opportunity of profiting by the natural resources within its boundaries. The Public Land Law Review Commission should recommend and clearly enunciate this policy by returning a greater share of revenue derived from the public domain to the affected states and by encouraging development and use of public land resources to the end that the local and state economy will be a full partner in any natural resource program.


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Review Commission should recommend and clearly enunciate this policy by returning a greater share of revenue derived from the public domain to the affected states and by encouraging development and use of public land resources to the end that the local and state economy will be a full partner in any natural resource program.

      10.  Intermingled ownership of land among state and federal governmental agencies and individuals does not encourage proper conservation practices or efficient administration and management. The Public Land Law Review Commission should clearly state methods of liberalizing and standardizing exchange laws and regulations to encourage such exchanges and consolidation. Such recommendations should include exchanges of interests in land such as mineral, nonmineral, timber, rights-of-way, easements and leases.

      11.  The Public Land Law Review Commission should recommend that the Congress enact uniform management philosophies and practices so that any change in resource use on one segment of federal land administered by a federal agency does not overburden the same resource on adjoining federal land administered by a different federal agency.

      12.  The Public Land Law Review Commission must recommend to the Congress that jurisdiction remain with the individual states for management and harvesting of resident game species.

      13.  The Public Land Law Review Commission should recommend an equitable appeals procedure be formulated by the Congress so that the original decision-making and appeal-hearing officer are not in the same department; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the chairman and members of the Public Land Law Review Commission and to the staff director of such Commission and to members of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 108, SR 11

Senate Resolution No. 11–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 108

 

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 pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.235, when a proper claim is filed 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 55th session of the legislature.

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1718ę

 

FILE NUMBER 109, ACR 48

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 48–Messrs. Frank Young and Tim Hafen

 

FILE NUMBER 109

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Nature Conservancy corporation for its efforts to save valuable recreation lands.

 

      Whereas, The Nature Conservancy is a nationwide nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia for the primary purpose of acquiring land for the protection of outstanding natural areas; and

      Whereas, Initiating its conservation activities in 1917 under the original name of Ecological Society of America, the Nature Conservancy to date has been instrumental in securing nearly 65,000 acres of natural, historic and scenic lands for the protection and use of generations to come; and

      Whereas, It is the aim of the Nature Conservancy to help and to cooperate with as many conservation groups as possible; and

      Whereas, The Nature Conservancy has a program for advance acquisition of land for state park systems and other governmental units; and

      Whereas, As a private organization, the Nature Conservancy can take immediate action with its loan funds to save important park lands from adverse development or being lost forever until the governmental unit involved can appropriate money to reimburse the Nature Conservancy; and

      Whereas, The Nature Conservancy, working to protect the natural resources of the Nation, can be compared in principle to the efforts of Southern Nevada Land Foundation and the University Land Foundation to acquire lands for educational development before such lands are lost or inflated to unreasonable costs prior to the normal appropriation of state funds; and

      Whereas, The Nature Conservancy has offered its assistance to the State of Nevada by acquiring an option and offering such option to the state on property known as the Townsite of Berlin in Nye County, which is adjacent to the existing Ichthyosaur Paleontological State Monument; and

      Whereas, The action of the Nature Conservancy in 1967 saved intact the Berlin townsite and its appurtenances until the legislature could, in 1969, be given an opportunity to act and appropriate funds; and

      Whereas, The Nature Conservancy’s farsightedness and generous assistance provided for the safekeeping of a colorful and well-preserved historic ghost town, established the mechanics for acquiring water rights imperative to the very survival of the Ichthyosaur site and obtained tenure on a cabin in Berlin which is used for housing the Ichthyosaur park manager; and

      Whereas, The Nature Conservancy has offered its services and assistance in other critical areas involving the possible loss of valuable park and recreation lands in the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nature Conservancy is commended for its help in obtaining an option on the historic Berlin property in Nye County and for agreeing to hold this property until the State of Nevada, through its state park system, can acquire this property at the beginning of fiscal year 1970; and be it further


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      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the president of the Nature Conservancy.

 

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FILE NUMBER 110, SJR 1

Senate Joint Resolution No. 1–Senators Brown and Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 110

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend article 19 of the constitution, relating to the initiative and referendum, by limiting the operation of the initiative.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 2 of article 19 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended, and article 19 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be further amended by adding thereto a new section to be designated section 6, to read collectively as follows:

      Sec. 2.  1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of article 4 of this constitution, but subject to the limitations of section 6 of this article, the people reserve to themselves the power to propose, by initiative petition, statutes and amendments to statutes and amendments to this constitution, and to enact or reject them at the polls.

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

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


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annulled, repealed, set aside or suspended by the legislature within 3 years from the date it takes effect. If a majority of such voters votes disapproval of such statute or amendment to a statute, no further action shall be taken on such petition. If the legislature reject such proposed statute or amendment, the governor may recommend to the legislature and the legislature may propose a different measure on the same subject, in which event, after such different measure has been approved by the governor, the question of approval or disapproval of each measure shall be submitted by the secretary of state to a vote of the voters at the next succeeding general election. If the conflicting provisions submitted to the voters are both approved by a majority of the voters voting on such measures, the measure which receives the largest number of affirmative votes shall thereupon become law.

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

      Sec. 6.  This article does not permit the proposal of any statute or statutory amendment which makes an appropriation or otherwise requires the expenditure of money, unless such statute or amendment also imposes a sufficient tax, not prohibited by the constitution, or otherwise constitutionally provides for raising the necessary revenue.

 

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FILE NUMBER 111, SJR 18 of the 54th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 18 of the 54th Session–Senator Pozzi

 

FILE NUMBER 111

 

[To be placed on 1970 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to article 15 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to require the legislature to provide for a state merit system governing the employment of employees in the executive branch of state government.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That article 15 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended by adding thereto a new section to be designated section 15, which shall follow section 14 and shall read as follows:


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      Sec. 15.  The legislature shall provide by law for a state merit system governing the employment of employees in the executive branch of state government.

 

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FILE NUMBER 112, ACR 28

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Mr. Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 112

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to continue its study of the Marlette Lake water system.

 

      Whereas, The legislature by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21 of the 54th session directed the legislative commission to study the feasibility and desirability of retaining the Marlette Lake water system; and

      Whereas, The legislative commission conducted this study through a subcommittee and has recommended several courses of action, some of which are mutually alternative; and

      Whereas, Further study and guidance, after the choice among these alternatives, is desirable; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislative commission is directed to continue its study and retain its subcommittee for the purpose of reporting to the 56th session of the legislature its advice on the continuing administration or disposition of the several elements of the Marlette Lake water system.

 

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FILE NUMBER 113, ACR 56

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 56–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 113

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the assembly from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 290.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 290 has passed both houses of the 55th session of the legislature, has been enrolled and delivered to the governor; and

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 290 needs further legislative attention; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada is hereby respectfully requested to return to the assembly Assembly Bill No. 290 for further consideration.

 

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FILE NUMBER 114, SJR 20

Senate Joint Resolution No. 20–Senator White

 

FILE NUMBER 114

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to establish a national cemetery in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, An increasing number of military personnel are spending their retirement years in Nevada; and

      Whereas, The inaccessibility of existing national cemeteries makes it impossible for the families of western veterans to provide for the interment of their loved ones in a cemetery fitting as a remembrance to the career pursued; and

      Whereas, Nevada is an ideal location for the establishment of a national cemetery; 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 respectfully memorializes the Congress of the United States to establish a national cemetery in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, 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 115, AJR 24

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 24–Mr. Kean

 

FILE NUMBER 115

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation that would provide that voting polls be closed simultaneously across the nation.

 

      Whereas, It is an inherent requirement for the preservation of our form of government that all citizens be permitted to make conscientious evaluations of issues and candidates during election campaigns and to vote accordingly; and

      Whereas, Anything that tends unduly to influence a person in the exercise of his right to vote is contrary to the best interests of the several states of the Union; and

      Whereas, Because of the difference in time zones across the United States of America, polls in the western part of the nation remain open for several hours after polls are closed in the East; and

      Whereas, Nationwide television and radio broadcasts reporting election results in the East and predicting nationwide trends before the polls have closed in the West tend to influence voting in the West; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized to enact legislation providing for a plan of time zone voting wherein the polls are required to close simultaneously throughout the United States of America; and be it further


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

 

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FILE NUMBER 116, SJR 22

Senate Joint Resolution No. 22–Senator Manning

 

FILE NUMBER 116

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 32 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to county officers, by abolishing the provision for certain county officers.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 32 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Section thirty-two.] Sec. 32.  The Legislature shall have power to increase, diminish, consolidate or abolish the following county officers: County Clerks, County Recorders, Auditors, Sheriffs, District Attorneys [, County Surveyors,] and Public Administrators. [and Superintendents of Schools.] The Legislature shall provide for their election by the people, and fix by law their duties and compensation. County Clerks shall be ex-officio Clerks of the Courts of Record and of the Boards of County Commissioners in and for their respective counties.

 

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FILE NUMBER 117, SJR 5 of the 54th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 5 of the 54th Session–Committee on Federal, State and Local Governments

 

FILE NUMBER 117

 

[To be placed on 1970 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 5 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the apportionment of the state legislature, to conform to the requirements of the Constitution of the United States as interpreted by the Supreme Court.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 5 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 5.  Senators and members of the assembly shall be duly qualified electors in the respective counties and districts which they represent, and the number of senators shall not be less than one-third nor more than one-half of that of the members of the assembly.

      [The senate shall consist of one senator from each county. The members of the assembly shall be apportioned on the basis of population;


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1724 (File Number 117, SJR 5 of the 54th Session)ę

 

provided, that each county shall be entitled to at least one assemblyman.] It shall be the mandatory duty of the legislature at its first session after the taking of the decennial census of the United States in the year 1950, and after each subsequent decennial census, to fix by law the number of senators and assemblymen, and apportion them among the several counties of the state, or among legislative districts which may be established by law, according to the number of inhabitants in them, respectively.

 

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FILE NUMBER 118, AJR 50

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 50–Messrs. Roy Young and Torvinen

 

FILE NUMBER 118

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the General Services Administration and the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture to transfer the Clear Creek Job Corps Camp to the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The projected closing of the Clear Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center near Carson City will conclude the Job Corps Camp program in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The announced economy move by the Federal Government will leave idle a work-training facility of considerable value; and

      Whereas, The highest and best use of this camp can be realized only through its reactivation, under the auspices of the state government, as a work-training center for the youth of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, A transfer of the facility from the Federal Government to the government of the State of Nevada is essential to the accomplishment of the purpose for which this particular Job Corps Camp was established and maintained; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the General Services Administration and the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture are hereby memorialized to transfer the Clear Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, together with all its appurtenances and equipment, to the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and delivered forthwith to the members of the Nevada congressional delegation, the Administrator of the General Services Administration, the Chief of the Forest Service and the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

 

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FILE NUMBER 119, SJR 21

Senate Joint Resolution No. 21–Senator White

 

FILE NUMBER 119

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the President of the United States and the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to establish a veterans’ hospital in southern Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The number of military personnel who are retiring in southern Nevada is substantially increasing; and

      Whereas, The number of other persons who are entitled to the medical and dental benefits offered by federal hospitals and by hospitals established by the Veterans’ Administration is likewise increasing; and

 


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and dental benefits offered by federal hospitals and by hospitals established by the Veterans’ Administration is likewise increasing; and

      Whereas, The increase in the cost of medical care and the crowded condition of private and public hospitals in southern Nevada create an unconscionable burden upon those men and women who have served their country; and

      Whereas, There are no Veterans’ Administration hospitals readily accessible to these deserving persons; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs is hereby respectfully memorialized to submit a plan for the establishment of a Veterans’ Administration hospital in southern Nevada to the President of the United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully requests the President of the United States to approve such a plan for the establishment of such a hosptial; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith to the President of the United States, the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 120, ACR 24

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Messrs. Bryan Hafen, Bowler and Ashworth

 

FILE NUMBER 120

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing acquisition by the Nevada state park system of certain land in Clark County.

 

      Whereas, NRS 407.063 requires legislative approval by concurrent resolution prior to the acquisition of real property by the Nevada state park system that would require or might require appropriation by the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby gives its approval to the Nevada state park system to acquire by purchase, to the extent that legislative appropriations are available therefor, for inclusion in the Boulder Dam-Valley of Fire State Park, the real property situated in Clark County and described as follows:

 

T. 15 S., R. 66 E.:

      Sec. 25, E 1/2 E 1/2, W 1/2 SE 1/4; and

      Sec. 26, E 1/2, SW 1/4, containing 720 acres, more or less.

T. 15 S., R. 67 E.:

      Sec. 28, W 1/2;

      Sec. 29, 30, 31, 32, all; and

      Sec. 33, W 1/2, containing 3,200 acres, more or less.

T. 16 S., R. 66 E.:

      Sec. 1, all;

      Sec. 2, E 1/2 E 1/2, SW 1/4 SE 1/4;

      Sec. 11, E 1/2;


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      Sec. 12, 13, all;

      Sec. 14, E 1/2;

      Sec. 23, E 1/2, SW 1/4; and

      Sec. 24, all, containing 3,880 acres, more or less.

T. 16 S., R. 67 E.:

      Sec. 4, W 1/2;

      Sec. 5, 6, 7, 8, all;

      Sec. 9, W 1/2;

      Sec. 16, W 1/2;

      Sec. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, all; and

      Sec. 29, E 1/2, E 1/2 W 1/2, containing 7,840 acres, more or less.

T. 17 S., R. 66 E.:

      Sec. 11, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, S 1/2 N 1/2, S 1/2;

      Sec. 12, Lots 2 and 3, S 1/2 NW 1/4, SW 1/2;

      Sec. 13, Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15;

      Sec. 14, Lots 1 through 8, W 1/2;

      Sec. 23, Lots 1 through 12, NE 1/4;

      Sec. 24, Lots 3 through 8;

      Sec. 25, Lot 1; and

      Sec. 26, Lots 1 through 11, containing 2,840 acres, more or less.

T. 17 S., R. 67 E.:

      Sec. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, all, containing 3,200 acres, more or less.

T. 17 S., R. 68 E.:

      Sec. 31, all, containing 640 acres, more or less.

T. 18 S., R. 67 E.:

      Sec. 1, 2, 3, 4, all;

      Sec. 5, N 1/2, SE 1/4; and

      Sec. 6, NE 1/4, containing 3,200 acres, more or less.

T. 18 S., R. 68 E.:

      Sec. 6, all, containing 640 acres, more or less.

       All range references are to the Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

 

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FILE NUMBER 121, ACR 57

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 57–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 121

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending participants in “Third House.”

 

      Whereas, On the evening of April 11, 1969, the satirical review of the Nevada legislature, “The Third House” was produced by the capitol press corps and other friends of the legislature; and

      Whereas, The production was well done and in the best traditions of the state, such reviews going back to the days and writings of Mark Twain; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the authors, producers, participants and other persons who assisted in the performance of “The Third House” in 1969 are hereby congratulated and commended for their superlative performance; and be it further

 


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congratulated and commended for their superlative performance; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and delivered forthwith to Russ Neilsen, Bill Thorpe, William Kosman, Mort Saltzman, Vicki Nash, Joe Jackson, Sue Morrow, Jerry Ralya, Joe Midmore, Ray Mullins, John Fant, Carol Moore, Timothy Kelly, Lelah F. Roper, Amy Lou Phelps, Lois Buquet, Cy Meacham, Kay Hanner, Ruth Moore and Keith Hendrickson.

 

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FILE NUMBER 122, ACR 58

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 58–Messrs. Lowman and Smith

 

FILE NUMBER 122

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing gratitude to the Americans who have died in the Vietnam War and extending sympathies to their immediate families.

 

      Whereas, The war in Vietnam has become one of the most costly conflicts in American history; and

      Whereas, The inexorably mounting death toll is the most grievous part of the cost; and

      Whereas, The bitter controversy over American involvement in this latest call to arms has frequently done disservice to the man who has made the supreme sacrifice; and

      Whereas, It is befitting the American commitment to the cause of peace, liberty and national integrity that recognition be given to those brave men who have served their country in such an exemplary fashion; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada expresses its gratitude to all Americans who have given their lives in the Vietnam War; and be it further

      Resolved, That the sympathies of the members of the legislature are extended to the immediate families of all such honored dead.

 

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FILE NUMBER 123, SCR 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Committee on Transportation

 

FILE NUMBER 123

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to continue the study of highway safety and motor vehicle laws.

 

      Whereas, On May 26, 1966, the legislative commission appointed a subcommittee on highway safety standards; and

      Whereas, On June 2, 1967, the legislative commission appointed a subcommittee to study the motor vehicle laws of this state; and

      Whereas, The two studies were of such a similar nature that the subcommittees met as a joint subcommittee; and


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      Whereas, Federal legislation necessitates continuous study in order to update Nevada laws and standards relative to the use of motor vehicles and highways in this state; and

      Whereas, Further study is also necessary to determine the best method of providing for safe vehicles to be driven on our highways through motor vehicle inspection; and

      Whereas, Effort should he made to bring the ordinances of our cities and counties relative to rules of the road into uniformity; and

      Whereas, It appears that the provisions of chapter 482 of NRS and chapter 706 of NRS relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles may be combined in such a manner as to provide for a simplified system of licensing of motor vehicles under a single fee; and

      Whereas, A recodification of chapter 706 of NRS to separate clearly the functions of state agencies involved would make more understandable the obligations of everyone involved; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is directed to continue the study of motor vehicle laws, highway safety standards and methods that may be developed requiring the inspection of motor vehicles and uniformity of city and county ordinances, appointing one subcommittee for such purpose; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission is directed to report the results of such study and its recommendations to the 56th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 124, SJR 14

Senate Joint Resolution No. 14–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 124

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 1 of article 16 of the Nevada constitution, relating to constitutional amendments, by providing for the disposition of concurrent or consecutive amendments to the same provision.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 16 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Section [.] 1.  1.  Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or Assembly; and if the same shall be agreed to by a Majority of all the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their respective journals, with the Yeas and Nays taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature then next to be chosen, and shall be published for three months next preceding the time of making such choice. And if in the Legislature next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each house, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe; and if the people shall approve and ratify such amendment or amendments by a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the Legislature voting thereon, such amendment or amendments shall, unless precluded by subsection 2, become a part of the Constitution.


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approve and ratify such amendment or amendments by a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the Legislature voting thereon, such amendment or amendments shall, unless precluded by subsection 2, become a part of the Constitution.

      2.  If two or more amendments which affect the same section of the constitution are ratified by the people at the same election:

      (a) If all can he given effect without contradiction in substance, each shall become a part of the constitution.

      (b) If one or more contradict in substance the other or others, that amendment which received the largest favorable vote, and any other amendment or amendments compatible with it, shall become a part of the constitution.

      3.  If after the proposal of an amendment, another amendment is ratified which affects the same section of the constitution but is compatible with the proposed amendment, the next legislature if it agrees to the proposed amendment shall submit such proposal to the people as a further amendment to the amended section. If, after the proposal of an amendment, another amendment is ratified which contradicts in substance the proposed amendment, such proposed amendment shall not be submitted to the people.

 

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FILE NUMBER 125, AJR 22

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 22–Mr. Wood

 

FILE NUMBER 125

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress to amend the Social Security Act to prohibit further assistance payments to aliens living in foreign countries.

 

      Whereas, Annually, millions of dollars are sent overseas to aid those less fortunate than the citizens of the United States of America; and

      Whereas, Many aliens admitted to this country on temporary visas obtain employment here and are permitted to enjoy the benefits of social security upon their return to foreign shores; and

      Whereas, It is our belief that the intent of federal acts granting assistance to the aged is to limit such assistance to citizens of this nation; and

      Whereas, Sending money to persons living in other countries and claiming their citizenship in such countries is unjustified, increases the unfavorable balance of payments with such countries and is not the type of foreign aid that manifests any return to this country; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is hereby memorialized to amend those sections of the Social Security Act which directly or impliedly permit assistance to aliens living in foreign countries; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 126, AJR 47

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 47–Committee on Public Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 126

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress to enact legislation which declares that the Federal Government holds specific California land in trust for the Washoe Indian Tribe.

 

      Whereas, The legislature is concerned with the health, safety and welfare of the Washoe Indians; and

      Whereas, A majority of the members of the Washoe Tribe reside in Nevada at Dresslerville and Carson City; and

      Whereas, Part of the Washoe Tribe is living in overcrowded conditions, in vastly substandard housing with inadequate water and sanitation facilities, on public and private land; and

      Whereas, Such conditions are of concern to all members of the Washoe Tribe; and

      Whereas, Under the present situation, it is impossible to make community improvements and to participate in and develop community programs, particularly housing; and

      Whereas, The Washoe Tribe wishes to acquire land by transfer from the public domain so that they can build a community with improved standards; and

      Whereas, Congressmen Harold Johnson of California and Walter Baring of Nevada have introduced H. R. 4587 and Senator Alan Bible has introduced S. 759, which declare that the United States holds in trust for the Washoe Indian Tribe certain lands in Alpine County, California; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada memorializes the Congress of the United States to enact Senate Bill 759 or House Bill 4587 without amendment; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation and to the chairmen of the committees of the Congress which deal with the subject of this resolution.

 

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FILE NUMBER 127, SCR 28

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Senators Lamb, Gibson, Brown, Hecht, Bunker, Christensen, White and Herr

 

FILE NUMBER 127

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the state, Clark County and the city of Las Vegas to enter into an agreement to construct a government building complex in Las Vegas.

 

      Whereas, The expansion of governmental functions and the interwoven responsibilities among the various governmental units requires the daily association of representatives of the different governmental units; and

      Whereas, The average citizen finds that it is necessary for him to have more and more personal contact with his governmental representatives; and

 


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more and more personal contact with his governmental representatives; and

      Whereas, In a city the size of Las Vegas it would be more convenient for the employees of government and the average citizen and would increase the efficiency of the processes of government if the officers, departments and agencies of the state, county and city governments were housed in buildings in close proximity to each other; and

      Whereas, A planned complex of buildings constructed to house the state offices functioning in Clark County and the offices of Clark County and the city of Las Vegas would best serve these purposes; and

      Whereas, This is the opportune time to plan and develop such a complex because with the current rate of growth in Las Vegas any delay would only increase the costs and diminish the supply of available land sufficiently large enough to meet the requirements of such a complex; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That this legislature encourages the state planning board and the appropriate officers of Clark County and the city of Las Vegas to enter immediately into an agreement to construct a complex of government buildings to house the officers of such governmental units.

 

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FILE NUMBER 128, AJR 42

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 42–Messrs. Swallow and Prince

 

FILE NUMBER 128

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializes the United States Department of Transportation to alter the United States standard mountain time zone to include certain eastern Nevada counties.

 

      Whereas, The legislature has recently been informed that the United States Department of Transportation is considering a proposal to alter the west boundary of the United States standard mountain time zone; and

      Whereas, The effect of such proposal, if adopted, would be to place Nevada in a completely different time zone from that in which the neighboring State of Utah is located; and

      Whereas, The residents of White Pine and Lincoln counties in Nevada are deeply involved commercially with the residents of the Utah counties bordering Nevada; and

      Whereas, To place Lincoln and White Pine counties in a time zone different from the commercial areas with which they deal will impose a hardship on the residents of such counties, restrict and strain certain business transactions and create confusion; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada urges the United States Department of Transportation to move the west boundary of the United States standard mountain time zone to include the Nevada counties of White Pine and Lincoln; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Secretary of Transportation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 129, SR 12

Senate Resolution No. 12–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 129

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of a senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Thomas Hanna be, and he hereby is, elected as an attache of the senate for the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 130, ACR 29

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Mrs. Frazzini

 

FILE NUMBER 130

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for state recognition of the Nevada State Employees’ Association.

 

      Whereas, A substantial number of state employees are members of the Nevada State Employees’ Association; and

      Whereas, The Nevada State Employees’ Association should be recognized as representative of its members for purposes of preserving and advancing their interests as state employees; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada expresses its sense that the personnel division of the department of administration should recognize the Nevada State Employees’ Association as representative of its members for discussion of conditions of employment, hours and wages, while at the same time preserving the right of state employees who are not members of such association to speak for themselves.

 

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FILE NUMBER 131, AJR 46

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 46–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 131

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 14 of article 5 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the state board of pardons, by altering the composition of the board.

 

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

      Sec. 14.  The governor, [justices of the supreme court, and attorney general, or a major part of them, of whom the governor shall be one, may,] and four residents of the State of Nevada, appointed by the governor, who are not members of the judiciary and whose qualifications and term of office shall be fixed by law, may, upon the concurrence of the majority of them, of whom the governor shall be one, and upon such conditions and with such limitations and restrictions as they may think proper, remit fines and forfeitures, commute punishments, and grant pardons, after convictions, in all cases, except treason and impeachments, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons.


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proper, remit fines and forfeitures, commute punishments, and grant pardons, after convictions, in all cases, except treason and impeachments, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons. The legislature is authorized to pass laws conferring upon the district courts authority to suspend the execution of sentences, fix the conditions for, and to grant probation, and within the minimum and maximum periods authorized by law, fix the sentence to be served by the person convicted of crime in said courts.

 

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FILE NUMBER 132, ACR 52

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Mr. Swackhamer

 

FILE NUMBER 132

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating the partners in the Cortez Gold Mine Venture.

 

      Whereas, The recent opening of the Cortez Gold Mine in northeastern Nevada places Nevada in the runner-up position among the gold-producing states of the nation; and

      Whereas, This significant event is an occasion to emphasize the great interest of the people of this state in the mining industry; and

      Whereas, The discovery and development of the Cortez Gold Mine is a tribute to the progressive spirit which is prevalent in the mining industry; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That American Exploration and Mining Company, Bunker Hill Co., Vernon F. Taylor, Jr. and Webb Resources Inc., partners in this mining venture, are hereby congratulated for promoting the interests of the State of Nevada and contributing to the economy of the state in such a commendable fashion; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to each partner in the Cortez Gold Mine Joint Venture.

 

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FILE NUMBER 133, AR 32

Assembly Resolution No. 32–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 133

 

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 pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.237, when a proper claim is filed 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, Theresa Loy, from the legislative fund the sum of $900 as a per diem expense allowance for the 55th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 134, ACR 47

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 47–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 134

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the boards of county commissioners to promote a consolidation of services among local governmental units.

 

      Whereas, The costs involved in maintaining the various levels of local government are increasing as a result of increased demands from the people for more services; and

      Whereas, Local governmental units are vigorously competing for available tax revenues and often find that such revenues are insufficient to meet the demands for services; and

      Whereas, There is often a duplication in the services provided by the various levels of local government; and

      Whereas, Efficiency in government and financial savings would result if local governmental units would cooperate and develop a program for consolidating services; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the boards of county commissioners of all the counties in Nevada are urged to encourage the local governmental units in their respective counties to cooperate and work toward a consolidation of functions; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the boards of county commissioners of all the counties in this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 135, SCR 19

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Senator Brown

 

FILE NUMBER 135

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to appoint a subcommittee to study a system of museums for southern Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Many areas of southern Nevada are of historical interest to native Nevadans and to tourists; and

      Whereas, The Lost City museum has contributed much to the tourist industry and to the culture of southern Nevada; and

      Whereas, The establishment of other such museums would be of great benefit to the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to appoint a subcommittee to study:

      1.  The feasibility of establishing a museum, or system of museums, in southern Nevada to include the Lost City museum.

      2.  The best method of financing such a museum or system of museums.

      3.  The cost of acquiring private collections for the museums, including those private collections now at the Lost City museum and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission is directed to report the results of the subcommittee’s study to the 56th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 136, AJR 43

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 43–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 136

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging certain federal officials to cooperate with Nevada in obtaining federal funds to complete the plans for RENOvation.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada is delighted with the laudable efforts of all concerned in the progress and plans of the exciting new concept of RENOvation; and

      Whereas, When Project RENOvation is completed, Reno will be one of the outstanding tourist attractions in the western United States; and

      Whereas, Although private donations and local support have been prodigious, additional funds are needed to complete the four-stage redevelopment program; and

      Whereas, Additional funds may be available from the Federal Government for the completion of the Project RENOvation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Nevada congressional delegation are respectfully urged to cooperate with the governor and lieutenant governor of the State of Nevada in obtaining federal funds for the completion of Project RENOvation; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel prepare and transmit copies of this resolution to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 137, SJR 27

Senate Joint Resolution No. 27–Senators Slattery, Lamb, Brown, Gibson, Harris, Herr, Manning, Pozzi, Swobe, Titlow, Young and Farr

 

FILE NUMBER 137

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the General Services Administration and the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture to transfer the Clear Creek Job Corps Camp to the State of Nevada for use as a youth camp.

 

      Whereas, The projected closing of the Clear Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center near Carson City will remove the Job Corps Camp program from the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The immediate and long-range effects of the existence of an idle work-training facility represent an economic waste of considerable proportions; and

      Whereas, The highest and best use of this camp can be realized only through reactivating it and utilizing its facilities as a youth camp to which children may be committed by the juvenile courts of the several counties of this state, insofar as practicable; and

      Whereas, A transfer of the facility from the Federal Government to the State of Nevada is essential to the accomplishment of the purpose for which this particular Job Corps Camp was established and maintained; now, therefore, be it

 


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the State of Nevada is essential to the accomplishment of the purpose for which this particular Job Corps Camp was established and maintained; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the General Services Administration and the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture are hereby memorialized to transfer the Clear Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, together with all its appurtenances and equipment, to the State of Nevada, for use as a youth camp where young people may perform work or engage in such studies and activities as may be prescribed by the authority administering such camp; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared by the legislative counsel and delivered forthwith to the members of the Nevada congressional delegation, the Administrator of the General Services Administration, the Chief of the Forest Service and the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

 

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FILE NUMBER 138, SJR 24

Senate Joint Resolution No. 24–Senators Hecht, Farr and Slattery

 

FILE NUMBER 138

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to authorize coinage of silver dollars.

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States in the Coinage Act of 1965, (Public Law 89-81) prohibited the minting of silver dollars for 5 years from the effective date of such act; and

      Whereas, The silver dollar is of historical significance to the State of Nevada and is a valuable asset to gaming, the leading industry of this state; and

      Whereas, Since the enactment of the “Coinage Act of 1965” and the decision to remove silver dollars from circulation, the hoarding of such coins has raised their market value far beyond their intrinsic value; and

      Whereas, Unless the minting of silver dollars is resumed, the children of today will see silver dollars only in museums; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully memorializes the Congress of the United States to authorize the coinage of silver dollars and to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to order the circulation of the silver dollars held by the Treasury Department; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the presiding officer of each house of the United States Congress and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 139, ACR 19

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 139

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the state community property laws and to report to the legislature.

 

      Whereas, The community property laws of the State of Nevada have been in effect without substantial change since the early part of the twentieth century; and

      Whereas, The status of the individual spouse in relation to society and to the marriage has changed; and

      Whereas, Many inequities and contradictions persist in the community property laws of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct a study of the community property laws of the State of Nevada and to report the results of that study to the 56th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 140, ACR 35

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Mr. Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 140

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency to conduct a cost and feasibility study for piping effluent from that portion of Douglas County between Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley.

 

      Whereas, At the present time effluent is being transported from the Lake Tahoe Basin and released directly into Daggett Creek; and

      Whereas, Daggett Creek used to be a clear recreational mountain stream and now, by reason of the effluent, is an unsightly, brown and foamy flow of muck causing considerable offensive odors; and

      Whereas, It is essential that this intolerable situation be corrected; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature hereby requests the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency to conduct a study concerning the feasibility and the cost involved in piping the effluent from where it enters Daggett Creek to the East or West Fork of the Carson River, consulting with appropriate health authorities as needed, and to submit its report in writing to the 56th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That if the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency is dissolved prior to the completion of such study and the Tahoe regional planning agency comes into existence, the legislature hereby requests the Tahoe regional planning agency to complete such study and submit such report; and be it further


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      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the chairman of the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency and to the chairman of the Douglas County Democratic Central Committee.

 

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FILE NUMBER 141, ACR 40

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 40–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 141

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the various state-supported radio communications systems.

 

      Whereas, Communications are an essential problem facing any government agency in the state; and

      Whereas, Many state and local departments, agencies and bureaus require radio communications systems in the performance of the duties imposed upon them by law; and

      Whereas, Many of such communications systems arc supported in whole or in part by state funds; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to make a study of the radio communications systems supported in whole or in part by state funds to determine the effectiveness of their utilization, to evaluate methods of correlating the various systems and to determine where savings or improvements might be made in the administration of such systems, and to report the results of such study to the 56th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 142, ACR 55

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 55–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 142

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing the Nevada state park system to acquire certain property in White Pine County.

 

      Whereas, NRS 407.063 requires approval by concurrent resolution prior to the acquisition of real property by the Nevada state park system that would require or might require appropriations by the legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby gives its approval to the Nevada state park system to acquire by transfer, without consideration, from the state board of fish and game commissioners, the real property and appurtenant historical features situated in White Pine County for the purpose of perpetuating an historical monument within the Nevada state park system to be known as the Ward Charcoal Ovens Historic State Monument, which property contains 160 acres, more or less, and is described as follows:

 


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1739 (File Number 142, ACR 55)ę

 

State Monument, which property contains 160 acres, more or less, and is described as follows:

 

       The NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of section 35 and the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of section 36, all in T. 14 N., R. 63 E., M.D.B. & M.

 

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FILE NUMBER 143, AJR 5

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Mr. Lowman

 

FILE NUMBER 143

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to rates of assessment and taxation, by adding certain exemptions.

 

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

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

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1740ę

 

FILE NUMBER 144, AJR 14

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 14–Mr. Smith

 

FILE NUMBER 144

 

[To be returned to 1971 Legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to taxation, by requiring the legislature to exempt inventories of merchants, household property and livestock held for sale only from the ad valorem property tax.

 

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

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

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1741ę

 

FILE NUMBER 145, SCR 21

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 145

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the organization of the Nevada gaming commission and the gaming control board and their methods of control and enforcement of gaming laws and regulations.

 

      Whereas, Gaming is a major income-producing industry in the State of Nevada attendant with problems of state supervision and control; and

      Whereas, It is proper that the legislature periodically should cause to be made a study and review of the methods and procedures created and followed pursuant to statute and administrative regulation for gaming control; and

      Whereas, Corporate licensing of gaming establishments has brought problems which focus upon unusual and complicated methods of finance and upon disparate and highly complex methods of business organization; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to study the present organization of the Nevada gaming commission and the state gaming control board and their methods of control and enforcement of gaming laws and regulations to determine if such laws and regulations are adequate to insure proper and continued supervision and control of gaming licensees in this state; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to assign high priority to this study; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to make a report of such study and recommend any appropriate legislation to the 56th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 146, SCR 30

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Senators Fransway and Slattery

 

FILE NUMBER 146

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study methods to protect the consumer.

 

      Whereas, Modern business practices are so complicated that the average consumer does not understand the nature and extent of the business transactions in which he is involved; and

      Whereas, As a result of the consumer’s lack of understanding or the lack of choices offered him, the consumer often finds that he has purchased unwanted, unacceptable or inferior products or services or has placed himself in a precarious financial situation with little or no recourse available to him; and

      Whereas, Certain business enterprises take unwarranted advantage of the complexities of our society and the average individual consumer is placed in an unfair bargaining position when pitted against the multi-phased corporate seller; and


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1742 (File Number 146, SCR 30)ę

 

      Whereas, The legislature is representative of the people and has the responsibility of protecting those people who are not in a position to protect themselves; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed:

      1.  To conduct a study of methods for providing protection to the consumer, including but not limited to studies involving truth in lending, truth in packaging, the safety and efficacy of drugs and related devices, deceptive sales practices and warranties, and automobile and appliance repairs; and

      2.  To report the results of such study and make recommendations for legislation to the 56th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 147, SR 13

Senate Resolution No. 13–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 147

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Expressing the sense of the senate concerning proposed changes in legislative procedure.

 

      Whereas, The senate standing committee on legislative functions has considered the matters presented in the report of the legislative commission concerning legislative techniques; and

      Whereas, The committee has selected, and the senate concurs in the selection, certain items which it finds would improve the legislative process; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That it is the sense of the senate in this 55th session of the legislature that the following enumerated recommendations be considered in caucus by the members elected and holding over to constitute the senate in the 56th session of the legislature, before convening and organizing the house, and are earnestly commended to their approval for adoption by appropriate measures to be effective during the 56th session:

      1.  That the names, number and membership on existing senate committees be changed to the following structure:

      (a) Industry (labor-management-commerce) (7)

      (b) Physical Resources (5)

      (c) Finance (7)

      (d) Judiciary (7)

      (e) Legislative Functions (5)

      (f) Human Resources (education-health and welfare-state institutions) (7)

      (g) Transportation (5)

      (h) Taxation (7)

      (i) Government Affairs (7)

      2.  That adequate notice be provided to the legislators and the public by posting information relative to the bills, topics and public hearings which are to come before committees. Such notice and posting should be made at appropriate, convenient places in the legislative building as well as appearing in the daily history.


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1743 (File Number 147, SR 13)ę

 

      3.  That the introduction of skeleton bills be authorized after the beginning of a session when, in the opinion of the legislative counsel, the full drafting of the bill would entail extensive research or be of considerable length. A skeleton bill would be provided for purposes of introduction and committee referral. Such bill would be a presentation of ideas or statements of purpose, sufficient in style and expression to enable the legislature and the committee to which the bill may be referred to consider the substantive merits of the legislation proposed. The committee, if it treats the skeleton bill favorably, would then request the draft of a completed bill in such detail as would afford the committee the opportunity of considering the legislative ideas proposed in context with all their necessary legal ramifications.

      4.  That a bill analysis be printed with each bill, preceding the body of the bill, in a series of a few paragraphs indicating why the legislation is proposed, what specific problems it is designed to counter, and how it actually attempts to accomplish the intent. Amendments to this analysis should be made by brackets and italics for any reprints of the bill incorporating amendments. Reference to the amended analysis would disclose the effect of amendments to the entire bill.

      5.  That bills introduced should be accompanied by information relative to witnesses and selected persons of departments and agencies who should be considered for committee hearings on the proposed legislation. At the time of introduction of a bill, a list should be given to the secretary of witnesses who are proponents of the measure together with their addresses and telephone numbers. This information should be provided by:

      (a) The senator introducing the bill;

      (b) The person requesting a committee introduction of the bill; or

      (c) The chairman of a committee introducing the bill. The secretary should turn over this information to the chairman of the committee to which the bill is referred. Members of the committee may suggest additional names for witnesses.

      6.  That the legislative handbook entitled “Handbook of the Nevada Legislature” be expanded to include information relative to the procedure of a bill through the legislative process, floor plans of the new legislative building, list of personnel of the legislature and suggested procedures when communicating with legislators.

 

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FILE NUMBER 148, SR 14

Senate Resolution No. 14–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 148

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Designating certain 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, James I. Gibson, Warren L. Monroe, F. W. (Bill) Farr, Carl F. Dodge and Clifton Young be, and they hereby are, designated as the regular senate members; Senators Floyd R.


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1744 (File Number 148, SR 14)ę

 

be, and they hereby are, designated as the regular senate members; Senators Floyd R. Lamb and John Fransway be, and they hereby are, designated as the first alternate senate members; and Senators Emerson Titlow and Coe Swobe be, and they hereby are, designated as the second alternate senate members of the legislative commission of the legislative counsel bureau, to serve until their successors are designated.

 

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FILE NUMBER 149, SCR 31

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Committee on Federal, State and Local Governments

 

FILE NUMBER 149

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing an additional expenditure from the legislative fund by the joint committee appointed pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11 to investigate municipal financing.

 

      Whereas, By the provisions of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11 the joint committee was empowered to expend from the legislative fund not to exceed $12,500 for the employment of accountants to assist it in its investigations; and

      Whereas, The joint committee employed Kafoury, Armstrong, Bernard and Bergstrom, certified public accountants; and

      Whereas, It was originally planned that such firm of accountants would review, evaluate and recommend concerning the fiscal position of the City of North Las Vegas as disclosed by the city’s independent audit, but time did not permit the city’s auditors to conclude their engagement in the time available and the firm employed by the joint committee assumed responsibility for augmenting the city’s auditors’ staff when this became necessary and performed substantial additional work not theretofore anticipated at a cost of $4,012; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the joint committee appointed pursuant to the provisions of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11 is authorized, in addition to the sum of $12,500 previously authorized to be expended, to expend the sum of $1,203 in payment of the services rendered to the joint committee by Kafoury, Armstrong, Bernard and Bergstrom.

 

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FILE NUMBER 150, SCR 33

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Senators Swobe, Farr, Young, Harris, Slattery, Hug and Pozzi

 

FILE NUMBER 150

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Captain George Whittell.

 

      Whereas, The legislature notes with sorrow the recent death, at Redwood City, California, of Captain George Whittell; and

      Whereas, It was his foresight and dedication to the cause of conservation which preserved the unspoiled beauty of much of Nevada’s portion of the Lake Tahoe basin and neighboring Sierra Nevada; and


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      Whereas, It was his generosity which provided the University of Nevada with its unique facility for ecological research at Little Valley, and endowed other public and charitable institutions with lands in the area; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature expresses its gratitude for the public benefactions of Captain Whittell during his life and its condolences to his widow upon his death; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 151, ACR 59

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 59–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 151

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the senate to return Senate Bill No. 285 to the assembly to effect an amendment.

 

      Whereas, Senate Bill No. 285 was regularly passed by both the senate and the assembly and has been returned to the senate; and

      Whereas, The assembly is desirous of amending Senate Bill No. 285; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That Senate Bill No. 285 be returned from the senate to the assembly for amendment.

 

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FILE NUMBER 152, SCR 26

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 152

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the governor to appoint a committee to study salaries of elected state officers.

 

      Whereas, Overall fairness and consistency in salary schedules is a sound principle of good government; and

      Whereas, Elected state officers in the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government should receive compensation commensurate with the responsibilities and demands of the particular office; and

      Whereas, Apparent deficiencies in salary schedules for elected state officers should be examined with the purpose in mind of removing any deficiencies that are real; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the governor is hereby requested to appoint a committee to study the salaries of elected state officers in the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government, considering them individually and in relation to one another; and be it further


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      Resolved, That the committee should consist of nine members from the public at large; and be it further

      Resolved, That the committee be directed by the governor to report the results of its study to the 56th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 153, SCR 29

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Senator Swobe

 

FILE NUMBER 153

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging local governing bodies to establish reasonable intervals between successive applications for rezoning.

 

      Whereas, Legislation has been introduced in this session of the legislature to limit the permissible number of successive applications for change of land use classification under a zoning ordinance; and

      Whereas, The legislature considers that the problem of repeated applications for such change is, like other zoning matters, primarily of local concern; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature urges the governing body of each city and county which has enacted or in the future enacts a zoning ordinance to provide a reasonable interval, not less than 1 year within which an application for change of land use classification, once finally denied, will not be reconsidered; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the governing body of each county and city in this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 154, SCR 32

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 154

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of certain persons for services rendered to the 55th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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

      Whereas, A reasonable compensation for such services is the sum of $1,350; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state controller be authorized and directed to pay the sum of $1,350 out of the legislative fund to the following-named individuals and in the respective amounts designated, as compensation for religious services rendered during the 55th session of the Nevada legislature: Father Robert G. Pumphrey, the sum of $450; Father Thomas J. Connolly, the sum of $300; The Rev. Mr. John H. Emerson, the sum of $300; The Rev.


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1747 (File Number 154, SCR 32)ę

 

$300; The Rev. Mr. C. Harold Van Zee, the sum of $100; The Rev. Mr. Howard Gloyd, the sum of $50; Father Harold F. Vieagas, the sum of $50; The Rev. Mr. Daniel Bloomquist, the sum of $50; and Rabbi Jack E. Frankel, the sum of $50.

 

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FILE NUMBER 155, SCR 34

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Senators Swobe, Young, Harris, Farr, Dodge, Fransway, Hug, Monroe and Slattery

 

FILE NUMBER 155

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the legislators and University of Nevada System faculty members responsible for the introduction of the legislative internship program.

 

      Whereas, A legislative internship program has been introduced in this 55th session of the legislature; and

      Whereas, The program has enlisted the combined support of the legislature and the University of Nevada System; and

      Whereas, The benefits of such a cooperative effort can be assessed in terms of the contribution which has been made to the quality of legislation introduced and enacted and the concomitant scholastic enrichment of the University of Nevada System’s political science department; and

      Whereas, The real values of such a program, over and above those recited, may well lie in the insights gained by the participating interns; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That those interested members of the 55th session of the legislature and of the faculty of the University of Nevada System who took it upon themselves to introduce the legislative intern program are commended for their efforts in behalf of improved legislation for the State of Nevada and a more comprehensive academic approach to a vital aspect of political science.

 

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FILE NUMBER 156, SJR 25

Senate Joint Resolution No. 25–Senator Farr

 

FILE NUMBER 156

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Nevada congressional delegation to support a Student Speakers Contest concerning problems of water shortage and water pollution.

 

      Whereas, Water is essential to maintenance of life, and in Nevada and adjacent states conditions of acute water shortage and water pollution exist; and

      Whereas, The future water problems of Nevada and adjacent states could be greatly ameliorated by the diversion of waters in the Columbia River from their emptying into the sea to flowing into Nevada and adjacent states; and


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1748 (File Number 156, SJR 25)ę

 

      Whereas, Upon the cessation of hostilities in Viet Nam, many servicemen will return to the United States, and expansion of the economy to accommodate employment of such servicemen will be mandatory; and

      Whereas, Men and equipment returning from Viet Nam could be usefully employed on the Columbia Basin surplus waters diversion project and on other similar public works projects throughout the United States; and

      Whereas, A Student Speakers Contest on the topic, “Our Dwindling Water Supplies and the Purification of Our Polluted Water” would be a useful mode by which the problems caused by water shortage and water pollution and the solutions to those problems in public works projects could be widely advertised; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada congressional delegation is hereby urged to support a Student Speakers Contest on the topic, “Our Dwindling Water Supplies and the Purification of Our Polluted Water”; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 157, AR 33

Assembly Resolution No. 33–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 157

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Designating certain members of the assembly as regular and alternate 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, the following assemblymen are designated regular and alternate members of the legislative commission of the legislative counsel bureau to serve until their successors arc designated: Messrs. R. Hal Smith, Roy L. Torvinen, Lawrence E. Jacobsen, William D. Swackhamer, Keith Ashworth and Donald R. Mello are designated as the regular assembly members; Mr. M. Kent (Tim) Hafen is designated the alternate member for Mr. R. Hal Smith; Mr. C. W. (Corky) Lingenfelter is designated the alternate member for Mr. Roy L. Torvinen; Mr. Virgil Getto is designated the alternate member for Mr. Lawrence E. Jacobsen; Mr. Joseph E. Dini, Jr. is designated as a first alternate member; Mr. Arthur Espinoza is designated as a second alternate member; and Mr. Austin H. Bowler is designated as a third alternate member.

 

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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1749ę

 

FILE NUMBER 158, SR 15

Senate Resolution No. 15–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 158

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Designating certain members of the senate as third alternate 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 Helen Herr and Len Harris be, and they hereby are, designated as the third alternate senate members of the legislative commission of the legislative counsel bureau, to serve until their successors are designated.

 

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FILE NUMBER 159, SCR 35

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 159

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing gratitude and commendation to the news media for fine coverage of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, The news coverage of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada has been unequaled for its accuracy, thoroughness and analysis in depth; 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; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 55th 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 55th session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 160, SCR 36

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 160

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing gratitude to the superintendent of state printing and his staff for their work during the 55th session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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

      Whereas, It is the desire of the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada to express their gratitude to the superintendent of state printing and the entire staff of the state printing office; now, therefore, be it


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ę1969 Statutes of Nevada, Page 1750 (File Number 160, SCR 36)ę

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their gratitude to and commend all members of the staff of the state printing office and the superintendent of that office for their careful and efficient work and courteous cooperation in assisting the proceedings of this legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 161, SCR 37

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 161

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the appreciation of the 55th session of the Nevada legislature for the courtesies extended to its members by the city of Carson City and its city council.

 

      Whereas, The city council of Carson City has afforded to the members of the legislature at this 55th session free parking privileges within the city’s corporate limits; and

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

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 55th session of the legislature of the State of Nevada express their appreciation to the city of Carson City and its city council for the courtesies extended; and be it further

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

 

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