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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2059ê

 

RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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FILE NUMBER 1, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Assemblyman Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 1

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Adopting Assembly Standing Rules for the 61st session of the legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules as amended by the 60th session are adopted for the 61st session of the legislature with the amendment of Rules 40 and 44 to read respectively as follows:

 

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Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Assembly shall be as follows:

          1.  Ways and Means, [eleven] thirteen members.

          2.  Judiciary, eleven members.

          3.  Taxation, eleven members.

          4.  Elections, [seven] eleven members.

          5.  Education, nine members.

          6.  Legislative Functions, nine members.

          7.  Agriculture, nine members.

          8.  Labor, [and Management,] nine members.

          9.  Transportation, nine members.

        10.  Commerce, eleven members.

        11.  [Environment] Economic Development and Public Resources, nine members.

        12.  Health and Welfare, seven members.

        13.  Government Affairs, eleven members.

 

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Committee on Legislative Functions.

      The Committee on Legislative Functions shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attaches and employees of the Assembly not otherwise provided for by law. It shall have authority to suspend any such attache or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty, pending final action by the Assembly. It shall function as the Committee on Rules and as the Committee on Credentials of the Assembly. [It shall be composed of no more than three members from each county.]

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2060ê

 

FILE NUMBER 2, AR 2

Assembly Resolution No. 2–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 2

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Provides for the appointment of assembly attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following persons are elected as attaches of the assembly for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Carol Moore, Joan Anderson, Amy Phelps, Christine Shaw, Steve Pozzi, Ward Jesse, James Ohriner, Charmaine Preator, Teri Camara, Mary Keever, Rick Kief, Pat Hatch, Linda Corbett, Laura Ewing, Jan Fondi, Barbara Gomez, Lucille Hall, Cheri Kinsley, Nykki Kinsley, JorJan Martin, Carol K. Moore, Ruth Olguin, Anne Peirce, Judy Sappenfield, Pamela Sleeper, Robbie Alldis, Lora Day, Dorothy Mobley, Marjorie Robertson, Janelle Sheaffer, Mary Walker, Yvonne Owens, Maxine Morrison, Kathryn Bishop, Marilyn Hines, Evelyn Shewan, Hank Gardner, Mike Boucha, Charlie Daniels, Bill Marks, Lavelle Johnson, Sally Dunfield, Silvia Campbell, Jeanette Clark, Darlene Geurts, Judith Hardie, Lewis Hardy, Karan Harney, Grace Harrington, Barbara Hawbolt, Martha Laird, John Mathews, Shirley McKenzie, Barbara Morrow, Paul Paloolian, Julie Petrini, Gary Rowe, Natalie Snellgrove, Thomas Volk and Wilfred Wick.

 

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FILE NUMBER 3, AR 3

Assembly Resolution No. 3–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 3

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing allowances to members of the assembly and chairmen of standing committees for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the assembly for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $1,000, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the chairman of each standing committee of the assembly for postage, telephone tolls and other communication charges is $300; and be it further

      Resolved, That these amounts be certified by the speaker and the 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 these warrants.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2061ê

 

FILE NUMBER 4, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 4

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Della Larson Schofield.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death of Della Larson Schofield; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Schofield was born in Glenbar, Arizona, in 1894, and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1937, where she resided until her death on January 17, 1981; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Schofield was the mother of five boys and one girl, two of the children being state assemblyman Jim Schofield and former state senator, Jack Schofield; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Schofield was involved in charitable and community activities throughout her life and was active in the Parent Teacher Association and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That though at times such as this words are inadequate, the members of this body extend their deepest heartfelt sympathies to the family of Della Larson Schofield; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today, it does so in the memory of Della Larson Schofield; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Thomas T. Schofield, her widower.

 

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FILE NUMBER 5, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senators Echols, Close, Ford, Gibson, Wilson and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 5

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing allowances to members of the senate and chairmen of standing committees for periodicals, stamps, stationery and communications.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for each member of the senate for periodicals, stamps and stationery is $60 and for the use of telephones is $1,000, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the chairman of each standing committee of the senate for postage, telephone tolls and other communication charges is $300; and be it further

      Resolved, That these amounts 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 these warrants.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2062ê

 

FILE NUMBER 6, SR 3

Senate Resolution No. 3–Senators Echols, Close, Ford, Gibson, Wilson and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 6

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the following-named persons are elected as attaches of the senate for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada: Janice Thomas, Trina Bertelson, Brent Skidmore, Ellen Nelson, Sheba Frost, LaVerna Marwin, Vernon Bunker, Iris Parraguirre, Shirley LaBadie, Tracy Dukic, Candace Chaney, Connie Richards, Colleen Crum, Gail Miller, Betty Steele, Carolyn Freeland, Leila Kutscherousky, Kelly Torvick, Anne Lage, Elsie Schwager, Marie Ambrose, Mary Gump, Azalea Reynolds, Genevieve Cronin, Christina Bortolin, Oliver Perondi, Joan Kendall, John Stewart, Sharon Irvin, Sandra McCormick, Derek Rowley, J. V. Maloy, Carol P. Smith, Mary Lou Foley and Mary Jo Mongelli.

 

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FILE NUMBER 7, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senator Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 7

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Adopting Senate Standing Rules for the 61st session of the legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Senate Standing Rules as amended by the 60th session are adopted for the 61st session of the legislature with the following amendments:

      1.  Senate Standing Rule 3 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Secretary.

       1.  The Secretary of the Senate is elected by the Senate, and shall:

       [1.](a) Interview and recommend to the Committee on Legislative [Functions] Affairs persons to be considered for employment [by the Senate.] to assist the Secretary.

       [2.](b) See that [all] these employees perform their respective duties.

       [3.](c) Administer the daily business of the Senate [.] , including the provision of secretaries to its committees.

       [4.](d) Unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, transmit at the end of each working day those bills and resolutions upon which the next action is to be taken by the Assembly.

       2.  The Secretary is responsible to the majority floor leader.

      2.  Senate Standing Rule 4 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Sergeant at Arms.

       1.  The Sergeant at Arms shall attend the Senate during its sittings, and execute its commands and all process issued by its authority.

 


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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2063 (File Number 7, SR 1)ê

 

authority. He [shall] must be sworn to keep the secrets of the Senate.

       2.  The Sergeant at Arms shall:

       (a) Superintend the upkeep of the Senate’s chamber, private lounge, and meeting rooms for committees.

       (b) Interview and recommend to the Committee on Legislative Affairs persons to be considered for employment to assist the Sergeant at Arms.

       3.  The Sergeant at Arms is responsible to the majority floor leader.

      3.  Senate Standing Rule 40 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Standing Committees.

       The standing committees of the Senate and their respective jurisdiction for the reference of bills and resolutions are as follows:

       1.  Commerce and Labor, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 52-57, and chapters 489, 703-704A and 707-712 of NRS.

       2.  Human Resources and Facilities, six members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 33, 34, 37-40 and 42 and chapters 583-585 of NRS.

       3.  Natural Resources, six members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 26 and 45-50 and chapters 488, 581, 582 and 586-590 of NRS, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

       4.  Finance, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting chapter 286 of NRS and over appropriations, operating and capital budgets, bonding and any measures carrying or requiring appropriations and favorably reported by any other committee unless such reference is dispensed with by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.

       5.  Government Affairs, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily the districts from which members of the legislature are elected and Titles 18-22, 24, 25, 27-31 and 36 and chapters 281-285, 287, 288 and 407 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

       6.  Judiciary, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 1-16 and 41 of NRS.

       7.  Legislative [Functions,] Affairs, six members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 17 of NRS, except the districts from which members of the legislature are elected, and the operation of the legislative session.

       8.  Taxation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 32 of NRS.

       9.  Transportation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 44 and chapters 403-406, 408-410, 481-487, 705 and 706 of NRS.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2064ê

 

FILE NUMBER 8, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Assemblyman Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 8

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending Standing Rule 40 to change the name of a standing committee.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Assembly Standing Rule 40 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

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Standing Committees.

      The standing committees of the Assembly shall be as follows:

          1.  Ways and Means, thirteen members.

          2.  Judiciary, eleven members.

          3.  Taxation, eleven members.

          4.  Elections, eleven members.

          5.  Education, nine members.

          6.  Legislative Functions, nine members.

          7.  Agriculture, nine members.

          8.  Labor, nine members.

          9.  Transportation, nine members.

        10.  Commerce, eleven members.

        11.  Economic Development and [Public] Natural Resources, nine members.

        12.  Health and Welfare, seven members.

        13.  Government Affairs, eleven members.

 

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FILE NUMBER 9, AR 6

Assembly Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 9

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Romona Stevens is elected as an additional attache of the assembly for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 10, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Senator Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 10

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the referral of all bills concerning the reduction or reform of taxes to the Senate Committee on Taxation.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That during this 61st session of the legislature, all bills concerning the reduction or reform of taxes must be referred to the Senate Committee on Taxation, notwithstanding any contrary provision of Senate Standing Rule 49 on reference to committees.

 


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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2065 (File Number 10, SR 4)ê

 

taxes must be referred to the Senate Committee on Taxation, notwithstanding any contrary provision of Senate Standing Rule 49 on reference to committees.

 

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FILE NUMBER 11, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Senator Raggio

 

FILE NUMBER 11

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Amending the designation of certain senators as regular and alternate members of the legislative commission.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the first resolving clause of Senate Resolution No. 17 of the 60th session of the Nevada legislature is hereby amended to read as follows:

      That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660 and the joint rules of the legislature, Senators Keith Ashworth, Richard E. Blakemore, Melvin D. Close, Jr., [Carl F. Dodge,] Lawrence E. Jacobsen, William J. Raggio and Thomas R. C. Wilson are designated as the regular senate members of the legislative commission; Senators Jean E. Ford, Don W. Ashworth, James N. Kosinski and Joe Neal are designated as the first, second, third and fourth alternate members, respectively, for Senators Keith Ashworth, Richard E. Blakemore, Melvin D. Close, Jr., and Thomas R. C. Wilson; Senators Clifford McCorkle and [C. Clifton Young] Sue Wagner are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senators [Carl F. Dodge and] Lawrence E. Jacobsen [;] and William J. Raggio.

 

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FILE NUMBER 12, AR 7

Assembly Resolution No. 7–Assemblymen Chaney, Bennett, Glover, Stewart, Rusk, Thompson, Foley, Brady, Vergiels, Horn, May, Westall, Hickey, Bergevin, Kovacs, Malone, Polish, Marvel, Cafferata, Nicholas, Mello, DuBois, Craddock, Sader, Rackley, Rhoads, Prengaman, Hayes, Beyer, Schofield, Jeffrey, Redelsperger, Ham, Banner, Bremner, Coulter, Robinson, Price, Dini and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 12

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Supporting the creation of a foreign trade zone to encourage industry in Clark County.

 

      Whereas, The economy of the State of Nevada, and particularly that of Clark County, is largely dependent upon tourism and gaming, and while other industries are beginning to be established, it is important that diversification be encouraged; and

      Whereas, Clark County, with its location, climate, access to transportation and open space, is an excellent area for light industry; and

      Whereas, Access to foreign markets would make Clark County attractive to light industry, and the establishment of a foreign trade zone would improve access to convenient markets in South America, Asia and the rest of the world; and

 


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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2066 (File Number 12, AR 7)ê

 

      Whereas, The Foreign Trade Zones Board of the United States Department of Commerce will hold a hearing on February 4, 1981, in Las Vegas on Nevada’s application for a license to establish a foreign trade zone; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the establishment of a foreign trade zone in Clark County is encouraged as a means of attracting light industry to Nevada, and as an aid to the diversification of the economy of this state and especially of Clark County; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Foreign Trade Zones Board is urged to recommend and the United States Department of Commerce to grant a license to the State of Nevada to establish a much needed foreign trade zone in Clark County.

 

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FILE NUMBER 13, ACR 11

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Barengo, Hayes, Vergiels, Schofield, Brady, Rusk, Prengaman, Polish, Rackley, Foley, Coulter, Rhoads, Jeffrey, Ham, DuBois, Bennett, Beyer, Craddock, Glover, Redelsperger, Sader, Thompson, Chaney, Dini, Horn, Westall, Nicholas, Price, Hickey, Malone, Cafferata, Bergevin, Marvel, Kovacs, Bremner, Robinson, May, Mello, Stewart and Banner

 

FILE NUMBER 13

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating the American hostages on their release from Iran.

 

      Whereas, Fifty-two Americans have been held as hostages in Iran for more than a year; and

      Whereas, The negotiations for their release have been intense and lengthy; and

      Whereas, The circumstances surrounding their captivity have been arduous to them and disgraceful to their captors; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their heartfelt gratitude at the release of the hostages; and be it further

      Resolved, That the men and women who were held as hostages are hereby congratulated on their tenacity and their loyalty to this country.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2067ê

 

FILE NUMBER 14, AJR 11

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Barengo, Hayes, Rusk, Vergiels, Brady, Banner, Coulter, Bennett, Rackley, Ham, Chaney, Prengaman, Beyer, DuBois, Jeffrey, Redelsperger, Schofield, Horn, May, Hickey, Polish, Cafferata, Marvel, Bremner, Westall, Kovacs, Price, Dini, Foley, Thompson, Rhoads, Craddock, Malone, Mello, Nicholas, Stewart, Sader, Robinson, Bergevin and Glover

 

FILE NUMBER 14

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Congratulating the new President and Vice President of the United States on their inauguration.

 

      Whereas, The 40th President of the United States, the Honorable Ronald Reagan, has been duly elected and qualified, and inaugurated on January 20, 1981; and

      Whereas, The 43rd Vice President of the United States, the Honorable George Bush, took office at the same time in the same ceremony; and

      Whereas, The President of the United States and the Vice President are faced with challenges and problems of a kind and depth which history has never before seen; and

      Whereas, President Reagan and Vice President Bush will need the help and support of each of the People of the United States in order to maintain peace and restore prosperity; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That we congratulate the Honorable Ronald Reagan upon his inauguration as President of the United States and the Honorable George Bush upon his inauguration as Vice President; and be it further

      Resolved, That we ask the best wishes and prayers of each of the People of Nevada for the President and Vice President during their terms of office, and we express our confidence in the abilities of our new national leaders; and be it further

      Resolved, That a suitable copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and to the Vice President, George Bush; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 15, AR 8

Assembly Resolution No. 8–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 15

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of additional assembly attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Evelyn G. Edwards, Diana J. Rowe and Reta M. Tissue are elected as additional attaches of the assembly for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2068ê

 

FILE NUMBER 16, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 16

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Adding a joint rule designating the committees responsible for legislative apportionment and limiting certain research to requests transmitted by those committees.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the joint rules be amended by adding thereto a new joint rule which shall read as follows:

 

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REAPPORTIONMENT

 

      The Committee on Government Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Elections of the Assembly are respectively responsible for measures which primarily affect the designation of the districts from which members are elected to the legislature. Any request for research concerning the population of proposed districts must be submitted to the research division of the legislative counsel bureau through one of these committees.

 

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FILE NUMBER 17, SCR 18

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Senators McCorkle, Raggio and Bilbray

 

FILE NUMBER 17

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Dr. Alessandro Dandini on receiving the first “Outstanding Nevada Inventor Award.”

 

      Whereas, With great appreciation and respect the members of this legislature recognize the honor paid to Dr. Alessandro Dandini in being awarded the first “Outstanding Nevada Inventor Award” on behalf of the newly formed Nevada Innovation and Technology Council; and

      Whereas, Dr. Dandini has a very distinguished background and holds a degree of Doctor of Science and Languages from Grenoble, France; a degree of Doctor of Hydraulic Engineering from Turin, Italy; a degree of Doctor Universitatis-Classics from Quebec, Canada; and a degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno; and

      Whereas, He served in World War I, was wounded twice and was decorated by the governments of France and Italy; and

      Whereas, He was sent into exile in 1925 and worked his way as a hydraulic engineer through South America and Mexico before arriving in the United States; and

      Whereas, Dr. Dandini has patented numerous inventions, one of his most famous being the filament light bulb and socket in 1929; and

      Whereas, In 1934 he received a patent for making a special brick and built a plant for manufacturing the product; and

      Whereas, In 1945 Dr. Dandini came to Reno and for the past 35 years he has been associated with UNR working at the present time on two projects based on his last two patents, one a rolling hull marine vessel for the U.S. Navy and the other the spherical system for the concentration and extraction of solar energy; now, therefore, be it

 


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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2069 (File Number 17, SCR 18)ê

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extends its congratulations to Dr. Alessandro Dandini on his acceptance of the first “Outstanding Nevada Inventor Award” from the governor of the State of Nevada; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 18, SCR 19

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Senator Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 18

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating Nevada Boy Scout Day, February 9, 1981.

 

      Whereas, On February 8, 1910, following a visit to England where he met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, William D. Boyce, a Chicago publisher, founded the Boy Scouts of America; and

      Whereas, February 9, 1981, has been designated as Boy Scout Day by the Boy Scouts of America, in commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the founding of Boy Scouts of America; and

      Whereas, Representative Boy Scouts are visiting offices of all branches of government of the State of Nevada on this day; and

      Whereas, It is with admiration and gratitude that the members of this body recognize the importance of the Scouting movement in America and also recognize the good character, integrity and high standards that are the symbol of the movement; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That February 9, 1981, be declared to be Nevada Boy Scout Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Boy Scouts of America be commended for their interest in our government; 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 19, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 19

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Frances Kindred is elected as an additional attache of the senate for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2070ê

 

FILE NUMBER 20, SJR 19 of the 60th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 19 of the 60th Session–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 20

 

[To go on 1982 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 1 of article 10 of the Nevada constitution by permitting an exemption from property tax for the conservation of energy by using nonfossil resources.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly 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. [Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the] The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used. 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 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 provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

 


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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2071 (File Number 20, SJR 19 of the 60th Session)ê

 

other personal property, including livestock. 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 [.] , or to encourage the conservation of energy or the substitution of other sources for fossil sources of energy.

 

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FILE NUMBER 21, SCR 11

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11–Senators Ford, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 21

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, its trustees and staff for philanthropic activities nationally and in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Max C. Fleischmann, a son of the founder of the Fleischmann Yeast Company, began his career in commerce as an apprentice in his father’s factory and later merged the family business into Standard Brands, Incorporated, and served as a director and chairman of the board of that corporation; and

      Whereas, Max C. Fleischmann was for many years a Nevada resident who during his lifetime was a benefactor of the Nevada state museum and other Nevada charities, and at his death established the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation as a testamentary trust with directions to its trustees to give away its assets within 20 years after his death or the death of his surviving wife, because he thought each generation should take care of its own needs; and

      Whereas, The Max C. Fleischmann Foundation was one of the major philanthropies in American history, making over $192,000,000 in charitable gifts nationwide, including approximately $57,000,000 for medical and scientific research and medical facilities, $60,000,000 for education, $28,000,000 for programs for youth and $29,000,000 for conservation, parks, libraries, museums and other community projects and facilities, of which over $90,000,000 in gifts were given for facilities or programs in Nevada; and

      Whereas, The University of Nevada, Reno, was the largest single recipient from the Fleischmann Foundation, receiving $30,000,000 in gifts during the life of the Foundation, including money for construction, in whole or in part, of the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture and its Life Science and Renewable Natural Resources Wings and Patho-Physiology Laboratory, the Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann School of Home Economics, two buildings at the medical school, the Atmospherium-Planetarium, the Desert Research Institution and the National College of the State Judiciary, and money for the purchase of the College Inn and for 150 1-year scholarships of $1,000 annually; and

      Whereas, The Fleischmann Foundation gave approximately $11,700,000 for the support of the Boy Scouts, Boys’ Clubs, Girl Scouts, Girls’ Clubs, Camp Fire Girls, YMCA’s and YWCA’s in Nevada, and $14,000,000 in support of medical projects and facilities, including emergency medical services, in Nevada; and

 

 


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Clubs, Camp Fire Girls, YMCA’s and YWCA’s in Nevada, and $14,000,000 in support of medical projects and facilities, including emergency medical services, in Nevada; and

      Whereas, The Fleischmann Foundation gave approximately $7,000,000 in grants to urban and rural libraries in Nevada, including $1,400,000 each for the construction of the buildings housing the Washoe County Library and Clark County Library and $1,000,000 each for the Carson City and Douglas county libraries, and $3,800,000 in grants to the Nevada state museum and almost $1,000,000 to the northeastern Nevada museum; and

      Whereas, Unlike most foundations which are operated by professional staffs, with the trustees meeting only periodically to establish general policies, the Fleischmann Foundation has been operated from the beginning entirely by its trustees and secretarial staff and has received national recognition for the personal involvement, idealism and commitment of its trustees; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature hereby commends, and extends the gratitude of the people of the State of Nevada to, the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, its trustees and staff, including Julius Bergen, Sessions S. Wheeler, Francis R. Breen, Thomas L. Little and Walter Orr Roberts, trustees, Hugo A. Oswald, Sarah Hamilton Fleischmann, Lester D. Summerfield and Walter G. Dunnington, deceased trustees, Mary Date, Mary B. Neff, and Clara M. Robison, secretarial staff, and Mary Win Summerfield and Madeline Taylor, retired staff, for their diligence and wisdom in carrying out the philanthropic wishes of Max C. Fleischmann; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, its surviving trustees and staff.

 

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FILE NUMBER 22, SCR 22

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Senators Echols, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Blakemore, Close, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 22

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the former Clark County Assessor, James Bilbray.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death of James Bilbray; and

      Whereas, Mr. Bilbray was born 71 years ago and passed away on February 7, 1981; and

      Whereas, Mr. Bilbray distinguished himself as one of the state’s most active and enthusiastic citizens as exemplified by his participation in numerous political, social and community activities; and

      Whereas, Mr. Bilbray was elected county assessor in 1954 and served in that position until 1974, and in 1970 was honored by the International Association of Assessing Officers, an organization he once directed; and

 


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      Whereas, He was responsible for many innovations in the assessor’s office, and is credited with efforts to improve the property tax legislation and to establish tax exemptions for senior citizens and veterans; and

      Whereas, Mr. Bilbray was past president of the Nevada State Assessors Association, a trustee of the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, a director and member of the American Athletic Union and a representative on the Civilian Military Defense Council; and

      Whereas, James Bilbray is survived by his widow, Jeanne, one son, James, a newly elected state senator, one sister, Ouida Garmany, and four grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of this body extend their sincere condolences to the family of James Bilbray; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today, it does so in the memory of James Bilbray; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 23, SCR 23

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

FILE NUMBER 23

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating February 15 through February 21, 1981, as Nevada Land Surveyors’ Week.

 

      Whereas, February 15 through February 21, 1981, has been designated by the Nevada Association of Land Surveyors as Nevada Land Surveyors’ Week; and

      Whereas, The Western Federation of Professional Land Surveyors is holding a conference in Reno, Nevada, February 17 through February 21, 1981; and

      Whereas, The birthday of George Washington, our country’s first president and one of its earliest surveyors, is celebrated during this week; and

      Whereas, Land surveyors throughout our history have figured importantly in the development of our great railroads and highways and have made many other significant contributions to the vitality of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature joins with the land surveyors of this state in commemorating February 15 through February 21, 1981, as Nevada Land Surveyors’ Week; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Nevada Association of Land Surveyors.

 

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FILE NUMBER 24, SCR 10

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 24

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging judges of juvenile courts to appoint youth services commissions pursuant to NRS 422.300.

 

      Whereas, The administration of judicial services involving juveniles is a difficult, exacting and highly important task, which has a material effect upon the future of Nevada and of her citizens; and

      Whereas, The legislature has provided a mechanism which permits judges of juvenile courts to appoint five-member youth services commissions in counties; and

      Whereas, The youth services commission in a county has as its duties the promotion of cooperation among the agencies which provide services to children and the development of programs for the prevention of delinquency; and

      Whereas, The commission is meant to serve as an advisory body to the welfare division of the department of human resources, the governing bodies of each city and the county, the judge of the juvenile court, the governor and the legislature; and

      Whereas, A youth services commission can provide material support to the judge of the juvenile court in performing his duties; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the district judges of the state who sit as juvenile court judges are encouraged to appoint youth services commissions in the counties which they serve in order to promote cooperation, develop special programs and projects, and to seek and secure aid in carrying out the programs of the court and of the commission; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit a copy of this resolution to each district judge whose duties include the hearing of cases involving judicial services to juveniles.

 

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FILE NUMBER 25, ACR 17

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 25

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing expenditure from the legislative fund to pay certain travel allowances of the members and the staff of standing committees, special committees and subcommittees of the legislature during the 61st session of the legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That expenditure of money from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to pay:

      1.  The travel allowances provided by law for the members of standing committees, special committees and subcommittees of the legislature; and

 


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      2.  The travel allowances and per diem expense allowances of employees of the legislature assigned to standing committees, special committees or subcommittees of the legislature, for travel to and from hearings or meetings of the committees during the 61st session of the legislature when the majority leader of the senate, for a committee of the senate, or the speaker of the assembly, for a committee of the assembly, approves the travel.

 

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FILE NUMBER 26, AR 9

Assembly Resolution No. 9–Assemblymen Dini and Redelsperger

 

FILE NUMBER 26

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late John A. Connolly, agriculturist.

 

      Whereas, When John A. Connolly passed away on October 4, 1980, the people of the State of Nevada suffered an irreparable loss of one of its most dedicated citizens; and

      Whereas, Mr. Connolly was born October 1, 1915, in Goldfield, Nevada, attended school in Tonopah, high school at Mt. View, California, and studied at Poly Tech. College of Engineering; and

      Whereas, Mr. Connolly is especially recognized for his unselfish service to his community, state and country; and

      Whereas, John Connolly served as a member of the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture’s Citizens Advisory Board for more than a decade, was active in the Western Nevada Experiment Station Advisory Committee, served on the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Board and was a supervisor for Mason Valley Conservation District; and

      Whereas, Mr. Connolly was on the State Policy Advisory Board in “208” legislation, and at the time of his death was serving as chairman of the Nevada Association of Conservation Districts and he encouraged the College of Agriculture to do irrigation and use efficiency studies as well as crop and livestock studies; and

      Whereas, John Connolly as a progressive and aggressive spokesman on water and water quality and was active in numerous boards and other community activities; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of John Connolly; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today, it does so in the memory of John Connolly, a Nevadan to be proud of; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to John Connolly’s widow, Nora Louise Connolly, and their children.

 

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FILE NUMBER 27, ACR 20

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Assemblyman Stewart

 

FILE NUMBER 27

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Dr. R. Guild Gray, former assemblyman, for his service to education and for having a school named in his honor.

 

      Whereas, Dr. R. Guild Gray has served the people of the State of Nevada with distinction and honor in various positions of public trust for numerous years; and

      Whereas, Dr. Gray was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1911, and moved to Reno in 1913 where he received his elementary, high school and college education, and received his Doctor of Education degree at Stanford University in California; and

      Whereas, Dr. Gray has served in a variety of capacities as an educator throughout the state and has been presented with awards by the Las Vegas Exchange Club, the Daughters of American Colonists, University of Nevada Phi Delta Kappa and Nevada State Education Association, and on March 3, 1981, the R. Guild Gray Elementary School will be dedicated in his honor; and

      Whereas, Dr. Gray has been active in community services and has served on numerous boards and held offices in different organizations; and

      Whereas, Dr. Gray’s popularity led to his election in 1962 to the Nevada State Assembly and in 1964 to his reelection; and

      Whereas, Here is one man, Dr. R. Guild Gray, who lived up to the fullest expectations of him through the years with his multitude of contributions to education and civic development in the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of this legislature congratulate Dr. Gray on having a school named in his honor; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of this legislature commend Dr. R. Guild Gray for his many years of public service and particularly for his outstanding achievement to education and extend to him the gratitude of the people of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Dr. R. Guild Gray.

 

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FILE NUMBER 28, AR 10

Assembly Resolution No. 10–Assemblyman Kovacs

 

FILE NUMBER 28

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Frank L. Cope, Las Vegas resident.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with deep sorrow and regret of the untimely passing of Frank L. Cope, the distribution systems superintendent at the Las Vegas Valley Water District; and

 

 


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distribution systems superintendent at the Las Vegas Valley Water District; and

      Whereas, Mr. Cope was born 50 years ago in Treece, Kansas, moving later to Las Vegas where he was employed by the Las Vegas Land and Water Company and transferred to the Water District when it was formed on July 1, 1954; and

      Whereas, Mr. Cope was active in his community and was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and a member of the Silver City Scramblers; and

      Whereas, Mr. Cope was an honorable and hard working man as well as a devoted husband; and

      Whereas, Frank Cope is survived by his widow, Jeri, his mother, five brothers and five sisters; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Frank L. Cope; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 29, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Assemblyman Bergevin

 

FILE NUMBER 29

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging officials of Douglas and Washoe counties and Carson City and the state board of equalization to assess property in light of the moratorium in the Tahoe Basin.

 

      Whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Compact has imposed a moratorium on construction and the development of property in the Tahoe Basin; and

      Whereas, Under the law of the State of Nevada, all real property must be assessed at 35 percent of its full cash value; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby urges the county assessors and the county boards of equalization of Douglas and Washoe counties and Carson City and the state board of equalization to consider separately for each year whether and to what extent a property may be developed under the provisions of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact in determining its full cash value; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the assessors and county boards of equalization of Douglas and Washoe counties and Carson City, and to the state board of equalization.

 

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FILE NUMBER 30, AJR 3

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 3–Committee on Economic Development and Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 30

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting all agencies of the United States to apply for water rights pursuant to state law.

 

      Whereas, Water is a scarce and important resource of the State of Nevada which is subject to many demands for use; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada has developed a comprehensive scheme for the allocation of water rights; and

      Whereas, The effectiveness of this scheme in properly allocating water to meet the needs of this state depends on its comprehensive design; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That all agencies of the United States seeking to acquire water rights in the State of Nevada should apply for those rights pursuant to the water law of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 31, AJR 8

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 8–Committee on Economic Development and Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 31

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Commending the United States Air Force for applying for water rights pursuant to state law and urging that only unappropriated water be acquired.

 

      Whereas, The water of the State of Nevada is a scarce and valuable resource which is appropriated on the basis of beneficial use; and

      Whereas, The amount of water which the United States Air Force will require for the construction and operation of the MX Missile installation will constrain the availability of water for other beneficial uses; and

      Whereas, The United States Air Force has recognized the need of the State of Nevada to appropriate water according to a comprehensive scheme; and therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature hereby commends the United States Air Force for applying for the acquisition of water rights for the MX Missile installation pursuant to the laws of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada legislature urges the United States Air Force to restrict its use of water to that which is presently unappropriated and not to restrict or condemn any existing water rights; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Secretary of the Air Force; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 32, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Senators Kosinski, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 32

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Congratulating Genevieve Cronin on her 73d birthday.

 

      Whereas, The smooth and efficient functions of a part-time, citizen legislature is dependent on the availability of skilled and dedicated session employees; and

      Whereas, The Nevada legislature has been privileged to have such employees return each session; and

      Whereas, One of the outstanding examples of such experience, dedication, skill and ability for the past 24 years has been Mrs. Genevieve Cronin of Reno; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Cronin’s ability, warm personality and conscientious service has enriched and benefited the legislators, staff and the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Cronin will celebrate her 73d birthday on February 28, 1981; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That sincere appreciation for 24 years of faithful service to the senate is hereby extended to Mrs. Genevieve Cronin, a fourth generation Nevadan; and be it further

      Resolved, That congratulations and best wishes on her 73d birthday are offered to Mrs. Cronin; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 33, SCR 29

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Senators Gibson, Lamb, Raggio and Close

 

FILE NUMBER 33

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Welcoming author Louis L’Amour to Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Louis L’Amour has turned his experiences into fiction so that others are able to enjoy them, has written 400 short stories and over 50 novels and is one of America’s most noted authors; and

      Whereas, Louis L’Amour is a frontiersman by heritage and a universal man by experience, lives the life of his fictional heroes through his experience as a longshoreman, lumberjack, elephant handler, hay shocker, flume builder, fruit picker, and officer on tank destroyers during World War II; and

 

 


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experience as a longshoreman, lumberjack, elephant handler, hay shocker, flume builder, fruit picker, and officer on tank destroyers during World War II; and

      Whereas, In addition to lecturing, traveling, studying archeology, compiling biographies on Western gunfighters, having 31 of his Westerns made into movies, circling the world on a freighter, being shipwrecked in the West Indies, and stranded in the Mojave desert, Mr. L’Amour won 51 of his 59 fights as a professional boxer; and

      Whereas, Mr. L’Amour is recreating an 1865 Western town, christened Shalako, where the borders of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet, historically authentic from whistle to well, which will be a live operating town as well as a movie location and tourist attraction; and

      Whereas, Among his prodigious collection, Louis L’Amour has written about the Comstock Lode as well as about Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extend a heartfelt welcome to Louis L’Amour on his forthcoming visit to the Silver State and express their gratitude to Mr. L’Amour for his imagination, foresight and dedication in leaving a rich legacy that generations of Nevadans will be able to enjoy; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared forthwith by the legislative counsel and presented to Mr. L’Amour during his visit to Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 34, SCR 30

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Senators Getto, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 34

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending parent-teacher associations and designating March 2, 1981, as Nevada PTA Day.

 

      Whereas, Education of the youth of our nation is of primary importance and is a concern of the citizens of Nevada and the United States; and

      Whereas, One national organization has rendered significant service to the cause of education and enhancement of family unity by bringing together the nation’s primary and secondary educators and the parents of the children and young people whom they teach; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Parent-Teacher Association is a strong link in the chain of state associations which have been a positive force in the development of the American educational system; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Parent-Teacher Association has been a recognized organization since 1941 and has a current membership of 28,000 people; and

 


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      Whereas, The Nevada Parent-Teacher Association is a group particularly interested in legislation promoting the welfare and education of youth; and

      Whereas, A date has been reserved honoring the Nevada Parent-Teacher Association for the past two sessions of the Nevada legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature declares March 2, 1981, to be PTA Day in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the people of Nevada and their elected representatives in the legislature commend the national PTA, the Nevada PTA, and each parent-teacher association in the State of Nevada upon their outstanding contributions to education in the State of Nevada and the United States of America.

 

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FILE NUMBER 35, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 35

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Joy-el McBride is elected as an additional attache of the senate for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 36, SCR 21

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Senators Glaser, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 36

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commemorating the 50th anniversary of legalized gaming in the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Before 1931 the State of Nevada had a tax base which depended heavily on the fluctuations of mining and ranching; and

      Whereas, The ownership by the Federal Government of 87 percent of Nevada’s land area constricted then, and still constricts, the base for property taxes; and

      Whereas, This narrow tax base resulted in a poor foundation for financing public schools and other public needs; and

      Whereas, Fifty years ago Assemblyman Phil M. Tobin of Humboldt County introduced to the 1931 legislature Assembly Bill No. 98, which proposed to legalize gaming in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Assemblyman Tobin’s bill passed, resulting in the creation of gaming enterprises which led to employment for thousands and which built a solid tax base for local and state governments; and

 

 


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of gaming enterprises which led to employment for thousands and which built a solid tax base for local and state governments; and

      Whereas, A major part of the revenues of Nevada’s general fund come directly or indirectly from gaming; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That on this 50th anniversary of legalized gaming the legislature of the State of Nevada acknowledges the importance of legalized gaming to Nevada and pays tribute to Assemblyman Phil M. Tobin of Humboldt County and the 1931 legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 37, SCR 31

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Senators Jacobsen, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 37

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring March 5, 1981, to be Kiwanis Day in the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, The Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, that very perceptive observer of early American society, saw some 150 years ago that one of the unique strengths of the United States was its widespread reliance upon voluntary associations for many purposes, including community service; and

      Whereas, This particularly American tendency to advance the public good through cooperative and voluntary community service organizations is best reflected in the national and international service clubs founded by Americans; and

      Whereas, One of the oldest and largest of these clubs is Kiwanis International, some 300,000 strong, founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1915 and today located in most of the nations of the free world; and

      Whereas, The largest district in Kiwanis International is the California, Nevada and Hawaii district; and

      Whereas, This district each biennium sponsors a Kiwanis Legislative Day with the Nevada legislature; and

      Whereas, Three of the strongest and most active divisions in the California, Nevada and Hawaii district, divisions 23, 28 and 45, are predominantly Nevada divisions covering the state from Elko in the North to Las Vegas in the South and Ely in the East to Lake Tahoe in the West; and

      Whereas, The men of the Kiwanis clubs in Nevada contribute time, money and leadership to the improvement of communities throughout the state; and

      Whereas, All of the Kiwanis International is currently committed to creating and improving community services to the handicapped; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That Kiwanis International, the California, Nevada and Hawaii district and the clubs of divisions 23, 28 and 45 be commended for their community service of all sorts and especially for their current commitment to the needs of the handicapped of all ages; and be it further

 

 


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community service of all sorts and especially for their current commitment to the needs of the handicapped of all ages; and be it further

      Resolved, That March 5, 1981, be declared to be Kiwanis Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to Lieutenant Governor Richard D. Wyckoff of division 23, Lieutenant Governor William T. Peterson of division 28, Lieutenant Governor Phil R. Ronzone of division 45, and Governor Stewart L. Rosen, D.C., of the California, Nevada and Hawaii district.

 

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FILE NUMBER 38, AJR 6 of the 60th Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6 of the 60th Session–Assemblymen Robinson, Polish, Bremner, Barengo, Banner, Horn, Rhoads, Harmon, Hayes, Sena, Jeffrey, Brady, FitzPatrick, Fielding and Craddock

 

FILE NUMBER 38

 

[To go on 1982 general election ballot]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the constitution of the State of Nevada by conferring a right upon private citizens to keep and bear arms for their defense and security and other lawful purposes.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 11 of article 1 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec:]Sec. 11.  1.  Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.

      2.  The military shall be subordinate to the civil power; No standing army shall be maintained by this State in time of peace, and in time of War, no appropriation for a standing army shall be for a longer time than two years.

 

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FILE NUMBER 39, ACR 13

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Assemblymen Stewart, Hayes, Malone, Bennett, Brady and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 39

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the support of the legislature for alternate learning programs, counseling of parents and students in the schools, and vocational education.

 

      Whereas, Crime committed by young persons is an increasing problem in Nevada, and the cost of that type of crime is in part avoidable; and

      Whereas, Much of the crime committed by juveniles is committed by young people who are truant from school, or who have left school before realizing the full potential of education; and

      Whereas, Young criminals are often beyond the control of parents who have not taught the children the proper values and conveyed to them that they are obligated by duties as well as possessed of rights; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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who have not taught the children the proper values and conveyed to them that they are obligated by duties as well as possessed of rights; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature supports alternate learning programs and special education programs, including those known as opportunity schools, for those students who are disruptive of their classes or who cannot learn in the conventional setting of the classroom; and be it further

      Resolved, That the school districts of Nevada are encouraged to provide for the counseling of parents and students together in order to seek the cooperation of both in the solving of problems in discipline and learning; and be it further

      Resolved, That the school districts of Nevada are encouraged to offer a full range of programs in vocational education, to prepare those students whose potential value to society lies in the skilled trades; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to each school board and to the superintendent of each school district in Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 40, ACR 14

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Stewart, Hayes, Malone, Bennett, Brady and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 40

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging communities to develop activities and programs for youth.

 

      Whereas, Crime committed by juveniles is a costly waste of the time and property of the victims, and may cost those victims serious injury and even their lives; and

      Whereas, A young person who commits a crime is of less value to society than one who has been guided to safe, healthful and educational activities; and

      Whereas, Employment of young people in gainful activities teaches them positive values which will aid in making them contributing members of society; and

      Whereas, Much of the crime committed by young persons can be traced to a lack of constructive activities to occupy their time and attention; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the communities of Nevada are encouraged to develop activities for the youth of the state, and to conduct programs related to their interests which will teach them needed skills and values; and be it further

      Resolved, That the communities are encouraged to include activities which are appropriate for participation by families in their planning for recreation and other programs; and be it further

      Resolved, That all employers in Nevada are encouraged to provide opportunities for young people to be gainfully employed as a means of reinforcing positive values as well as contributing to the economic and social life of the people of Nevada.

 


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opportunities for young people to be gainfully employed as a means of reinforcing positive values as well as contributing to the economic and social life of the people of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 41, SCR 33

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Senator Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 41

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing expenditure from the legislative fund for travel allowances and per diem expense allowances to leaders of the senate and the assembly to attend the Legislative Leaders’ Seminar of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Washington, D.C.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That expenditure of money from the legislative fund is hereby authorized to pay travel allowances and per diem expense allowances as provided by law for state officers and employees to the president pro tempore, majority leader, assistant majority leader and the minority leader of the senate and the speaker, speaker pro tempore, majority leader and the minority leader of the assembly for travel to and from and attendance at the Legislative Leaders’ Seminar conducted by the National Conference of State Legislatures in Washington, D.C., from March 19 to March 21, 1981, inclusive.

 

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FILE NUMBER 42, AJR 6

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 6–Committee on Economic Development and Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 42

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to ratify the California-Nevada Interstate Compact.

 

      Whereas, After many years of negotiation, the states of California and Nevada reached final agreement in 1971 on the California-Nevada Interstate Compact; and

      Whereas, In developing the Compact the Joint California-Nevada Interstate Compact Commission met 62 times between 1956 and 1968, and separately the Nevada Compact Commission held 137 meetings and the California Compact Commission held 75 meetings between 1955 and 1972; and

      Whereas, Several special committees were formed to consider special problems, including the Joint Truckee River Committee, which met 22 times, the Joint Carson River Committee, which met 31 times, the Joint Walker River Committee, which met 26 times, the Joint Lake Tahoe Committee, which met 16 times, and the Joint Engineering-Legal Committee, which met 10 times; and

 


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      Whereas, Other special committees included those on drafting, definitions and water rights, and committees to consider comments received from federal agencies and to explain the compact to interested persons; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Compact Commission expended $387,000 from the state general fund between 1956 and 1972 and the California Compact Commission was appropriated $857,000 between 1956 and 1969 and spent additional funds to employ consultants; and

      Whereas, Under section 10 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States, and as provided in article 22 of the compact, ratification by the Congress of the United States is required before the compact may become effective; and

      Whereas, Valuable natural resources would be conserved and important agricultural interests would be benefited by congressional ratification; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature urges the Congress of the United States to ratify the California-Nevada Interstate Compact; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 43, SJR 18 of the 60th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 18 of the 60th Session–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 43

 

[To go on 1982 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 14 of article 5 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to permit the legislature to authorize courts inferior to the district courts to defer the imposition of sentences and to suspend sentences.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly 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, 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. The legislature [is authorized to] may 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] those courts.

 


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law, fix the sentence to be served by the person convicted of crime in [said] those courts. The legislature may pass laws conferring upon courts inferior to the district courts authority to defer the imposition of sentences and to suspend the execution of sentences. The legislature may limit the authority which it confers upon the courts pursuant to this section.

 

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FILE NUMBER 44, ACR 12

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Assemblymen Stewart, Hayes, Malone, Bennett, Brady and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 44

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging judges, district attorneys, sheriffs and chiefs of police to enforce criminal laws in cases in which the offender is a juvenile.

 

      Whereas, Crimes committed by young people are as much a danger to society and to the people of Nevada as are crimes committed by adults; and

      Whereas, Young people can be taught by the example of others, and by the consequences of their own actions, to a higher degree than adults whose habits have been formed to include acceptability of criminal behavior; and

      Whereas, The consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors in violation of the laws of the state is a contributing factor to the rise in crime committed by juveniles in Nevada, and this problem can be curtailed to some degree by enforcing the laws which prohibit the sale of liquor to minors; and

      Whereas, Many youthful offenders are not made to suffer the consequences which society visits upon adults who engage in the same behavior, and thus are permitted to profit from unacceptable behavior, or to escape punishment for that behavior; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and chiefs of police of Nevada are encouraged to enforce the criminal laws of the state in cases where the offenders are found to be juveniles to the same extent that they would do so if the offenders were adults, and that they cooperate to ensure the prosecution of juvenile offenders; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature supports the use of restitution and work programs as alternatives to confinement when such a program is suited to the offender; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature encourages the strict enforcement of the laws relating to the sale of liquor to minors.

 

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FILE NUMBER 45, ACR 15

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen Stewart, Hayes, Malone, Bennett, Brady and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 45

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the youth services division of the department of human resources to use advertising and news media to increase the public awareness of the problems among youth relating to juvenile crime and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

 

      Whereas, Statistics which reveal that an alarmingly high percentage of crime in Nevada is committed by persons between the ages of 13 and 18 years coupled with data which show that the leading cause of death among teenagers is driving while under the influence of alcohol have created grave concerns among Nevada’s lawmakers; and

      Whereas, Even though such crimes and deaths affect the lives of all Nevadans in many ways, available information tends to show that a majority of the citizens of this state are not aware of the gravity of these problems nor their widespread debilitating ramifications if such trends are not reversed; and

      Whereas, The importance of increasing the awareness of all Nevadans of the extent of these concerns is unquestionable and, therefore, warrants expending government resources; and

      Whereas, The youth services division of the department of human resources is the agency of Nevada’s government which is best able to carry out a program to improve such awareness by the public; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the youth services division of the department of human resources prepare a program using the advertising and news media to improve the awareness of all Nevadans of the serious problems among many of this state’s youth relating to juvenile crime and abuse of drugs and alcohol; and be it further

      Resolved, That the department of education provide experienced personnel to help coordinate the efforts of the division in this program; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the director of the department of human resources, to the administrator of the youth services division within the department of human resources and to the superintendent of public instruction.

 

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FILE NUMBER 46, ACR 16

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Assemblymen Price, Barengo, Westall, Polish and Bremner

 

FILE NUMBER 46

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging judges of the courts of Nevada to impose suitable penalties for violations of traffic laws.

 

      Whereas, The people of Nevada are the victims of many needless traffic accidents which are the results of violations of traffic laws; and

 


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      Whereas, Those who are not directly injured by accidents are required to pay premiums for automobile insurance which are inordinately high; and

      Whereas, Police agencies are not enforcing traffic laws to the fullest; prosecutors are not bringing cases, or are bargaining with defendants for pleas of guilty to lesser offenses; and judges are not imposing penalties which would encourage potential violators to observe traffic laws; and

      Whereas, Strict and impartial enforcement of traffic laws would encourage obedience by drivers, which would result in fewer accidents and injuries and in less waste through property damage, and finally in lower rates for motor vehicle insurance; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the district judges, justices of the peace and municipal or police judges of Nevada are urged to mete out sentences for violations of traffic laws which adequately reflect the seriousness of the offense; and be it further

      Resolved, That district attorneys and city attorneys are urged to charge each violator with the traffic offense which he has committed and not with any lesser offense, and to prosecute each such offense as fully as possible; and be it further

      Resolved, That police agencies which are charged with the enforcement of traffic laws are urged to enforce those laws for the protection of all of the people who are on or near Nevada’s highways.

 

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FILE NUMBER 47, AR 11

Assembly Resolution No. 11–Assemblymen Mello, Westall and Sader

 

FILE NUMBER 47

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Arthur S. Pryor, former Sparks city councilman.

 

      Whereas, This body has learned of the death of Arthur S. Pryor, former Sparks city councilman; and

      Whereas, Mr. Pryor was born April 22, 1890, in Camp Crook, South Dakota, moving to Carlin in 1924; and

      Whereas, Mr. Pryor worked for the Southern Pacific railroad until his retirement in 1962; and

      Whereas, Arthur Pryor was devoted to governmental and civic affairs throughout his life—was a Sparks city councilman from 1963 until 1971, served as mayor pro tem from 1967 to 1971, a trustee for the Carlin school board from 1932 until 1940, and in 1973 was honored as “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” by the Sparks Fire Department; and

      Whereas, Mr. Pryor was active in the community and was a member of Benjamin Franklin Lodge 45, the Elks Lodge of Alliance, and Pyramid Sertoma; and

      Whereas, He is survived by his widow, Blanch, and son William, one brother, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body mourn the loss of a respected Nevadan; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 48, SCR 34

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Senators Wagner, Raggio, Wilson, Kosinski, McCorkle, Neal, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen and Lamb

 

FILE NUMBER 48

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Nancy Gomes, former Assemblyman.

 

      Whereas, The heart of every member of this legislature is deeply grieved and sorrow-stricken by the recent passing of Nancy Gomes, one of Nevada’s proudest citizens, legislator and champion for the underdog; and

      Whereas, Nancy Gomes was born in 1926 in Lovelock, Nevada, and passed away on July 12, 1979, in Reno; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Gomes devoted her life to serving the public in many ways, being elected to the state assembly and serving during the 1977 session, being elected to the Washoe County school board and serving from 1972 until 1976; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Gomes was a graduate to the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1979 was awarded the “Distinguished Nevadan” award by her alma mater, in 1977 was the “Soroptimist Woman of the Year,” and also received numerous other awards and tributes; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Gomes had been a social worker in rural Nevada, successfully lobbied for strengthening of Nevada’s adoption laws, developed the first comprehensive regulations for adoption procedures, had set up a refugee program for Cuban families coming to Nevada in 1961, founded and directed the Foster Grandparent program at the then Nevada State Hospital and designed cottages for retarded children; and

      Whereas, She had been a consultant for the Office of Economic Opportunity, U. S. Department of Health, and was active in many community and state charities and organizations; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of this body express their deepest sympathies and extend their sincere condolences to John Gomes, her widower, her three children, Larry, Terry and Maryann, her father and mother, Eugene and Ruth Sullivan, her sisters, Leola and Marilyn and her brothers, Edgar, Eugene and Terry; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the family of the late Assemblyman Nancy Gomes.

 

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FILE NUMBER 49, SCR 35

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Senators Jacobsen, Lamb, Gibson, Echols, Glaser, Wilson, McCorkle, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Hernstadt, Kosinski, Neal, Raggio and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 49

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Eugene R. Pieretti, deputy fiscal analyst in the legislative counsel bureau.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has lost a valued friend and dedicated employee in the untimely death of Eugene R. Pieretti, deputy fiscal analyst in the legislative counsel bureau; and

      Whereas, Gene Pieretti was a native of Carson City where he attended the public schools, including Carson High School, where he was elected President of the Student Body; and

      Whereas, Gene attended the University of Nevada in Reno, and received a degree in chemistry; after serving in the United States Army, he entered the service of the state in January 1969, in the record services division of the department of administration; he also served in the budget division of that department; and

      Whereas, He was the first to be appointed to the position of deputy fiscal analyst and assumed his duties in June of 1973; he served ably and faithfully on the staff of the senate committee on finance and conducted several studies with subcommittees of the legislative commission; and

      Whereas, Gene is survived by his wife, Tamara, and three of their four children, Michael, Beth and Casey, and by his four brothers and one sister; and

      Whereas, Eugene R. Pieretti made a substantial and lasting contribution to the people of the State of Nevada in his work with their legislature, and his integrity, skill and devotion made him a valuable member of its staff; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That we join with the family and friends of Eugene R. Pieretti in mourning his sudden and untimely passing, and extend our deepest sympathy to Tamara Pieretti and to her children in the loss of a fine husband and father; and be it further

      Resolved, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to Tamara Pieretti for acceptance on behalf of all of the family and friends of her late husband, and as a tribute to the memory of our late friend, Gene.

 

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FILE NUMBER 50, AJR 4

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4–Committee on Economic Development and Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 50

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Secretary of the Interior to execute the Washoe Project Contract and to release water from Stampede Reservoir for municipal and industrial uses within the Carson-Truckee Conservancy District.

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States enacted the Washoe Project Act (§ 1, 70 Stat. 775) which authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate and maintain the Stampede Reservoir and to furnish water for beneficial uses; and

 

 


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to construct, operate and maintain the Stampede Reservoir and to furnish water for beneficial uses; and

      Whereas, The Washoe Project Contract provides for the release of water from Stampede Reservoir for use within the Carson-Truckee Conservancy District; and

      Whereas, The Definite Plan Report prepared by the United States Department of the Interior for the Washoe Project allocates 57 percent of the estimated yield of the Stampede Reservoir for municipal and industrial uses within the Carson-Truckee Conservancy District; and

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States expressed its intent to authorize the release of water from Stampede Reservior for municipal and industrial uses by amending the federal reclamation laws (43 U.S.C. §§ 421 et seq.) to allow the Secretary of the Interior to do so; and

      Whereas, Water for municipal and industrial uses is needed because of the increase in population of the cities of Reno and Sparks; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature requests the Secretary of the Interior to execute the Washoe Project Contract in accordance with the expressed intent of the Congress of the United States and to release water from Stampede Reservoir for municipal and industrial uses within the Carson-Truckee Water Conservancy District; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Secretary of the Interior and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 51, AR 12

Assembly Resolution No. 12–Assemblymen Westall, Banner, Barengo, Bennett, Bergevin, Beyer, Brady, Bremner, Cafferata, Chaney, Coulter, Craddock, Dini, DuBois, Foley, Glover, Ham, Hayes, Hickey, Horn, Jeffrey, Kovacs, Malone, Marvel, May, Mello, Nicholas, Polish, Prengaman, Price, Rackley, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Rusk, Sader, Stewart, Thompson and Vergiels

 

FILE NUMBER 51

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Thomas Theron Schofield.

 

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death of Thomas Theron Schofield; and

      Whereas, Mr. Schofield was born in Nephi, Utah, February 2, 1895, came with his parents as early settlers into Lincoln County in 1898, ventured into the mercantile business with Jim Penney and was a manager of the J.C. Penney store in Douglas, Arizona, where five of his six children were born; and

      Whereas, Thomas Theron Schofield is a former businessman, miner and early Paradise Valley settler, who moved to Las Vegas in 1937 to be near mining properties that he and his brothers inherited, who called himself “Hardrock Tom” and every year would ride horseback into the hills to stockpile his claims and to complete the assessment work; and

 


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      Whereas, Mr. Schofield was the original developer and founder of the “pearlite” process in 1941, which is currently used in acoustical ceilings; and

      Whereas, Mr. Schofield is survived by sons, James, presently serving as a state assemblyman, Jack, former state senator, Robert and David and one daughter, Geraldine; and

      Whereas, His family has now suffered a second bereavement after the passing of their mother, Della, on January 17, and will be denied the celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Schofield’s 63d wedding anniversary, which would have been on April 15; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body extend their sincere condolences to their colleague and the remaining family of Thomas Theron Schofield; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today it does so in the memory of Thomas Theron Schofield; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 52, SJR 3

Senate Joint Resolution No. 3–Senators Getto, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Gibson, Glaser, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 52

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to taxation, by adding a new section which exempts food for human consumption from sales and use tax.

 

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

      Sec. 3.  The legislature shall provide by law for:

      1.  The exemption of food for human consumption from any tax upon the sale, storage, use or consumption of tangible personal property; and

      2.  These commodities to be excluded from any such exemption:

      (a) Prepared food intended for immediate consumption.

      (b) Alcoholic beverages.

 

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FILE NUMBER 53, AR 13

Assembly Resolution No. 13–Assemblyman Hickey

 

FILE NUMBER 53

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commemorating Saint Patrick.

 

      Whereas, March 17, 1981, marks the 1,488th anniversary of the passing of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland; and

 


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      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 54, AR 14

Assembly Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Hickey, Schofield, Kovacs, Robinson, Ham, Rackley, Hayes, Jeffrey, Banner, Prengaman, Horn, Coulter, DuBois, Chaney, Beyer, Redelsperger, Bennett, Brady, Rusk, Vergiels, May, Cafferata, Marvel, Polish, Bremner, Malone, Bergevin, Price, Nicholas, Westall, Mello, Dini, Glover, Stewart, Thompson, Foley, Craddock, Rhoads, Sader and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 54

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Commending the Sons and Daughters of Erin.

 

      Whereas, The Sons and Daughters of Erin in Las Vegas is a fraternal organization devoted to charitable and cultural activities; and

      Whereas, Money collected by the organization has been donated to many worthy causes, including the American Cancer Society, the Easter Seal Society, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire Girls, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, In addition to the organization’s charitable pursuits, it has kept alive the Irish culture and heritage in Las Vegas through different activities including the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That we commend the Sons and Daughters of Erin for devotion and contributions to the improvement of the quality of life in Las Vegas; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Sons and Daughters of Erin in Las Vegas.

 

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FILE NUMBER 55, SCR 37

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Senator Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 55

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the mutual consent of the Senate and Assembly to an adjournment from Wednesday, March 18, to Monday, March 23, 1981.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That each house hereby consents to the adjournment of the other, upon the conclusion of its legislative business for March 18, until its normal convening hour on Monday, March 23, 1981.

 


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upon the conclusion of its legislative business for March 18, until its normal convening hour on Monday, March 23, 1981.

 

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FILE NUMBER 56, SR 9

Senate Resolution No. 9–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 56

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Clare Jones is elected as an additional attache of the senate for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 57, ACR 23

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 23–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 57

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing an augmentation of the amount previously authorized for the construction and equipping of a dairy for the college of agriculture of the University of Nevada, Reno.

 

      Whereas, The University of Nevada, Reno, was authorized on August 29, 1979, by the interim finance committee to use the sum of $750,000 for the construction and equipping of a dairy for its college of agriculture, under project 79–U1 of the state public works board; and

      Whereas, An augmentation of the amount previously authorized for this project is needed to construct and equip a modern facility of the size and at the location desired by the college of agriculture; and

      Whereas, Money received from the sale of the University’s former dairy, the Ladino Dairy in Reno, is available for this purpose; and

      Whereas, The new dairy would be an important facility for the university’s teaching and research, extension programs and educational services for the general public; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That an augmentation of the amount authorized by the interim finance committee on August 29, 1979, for the construction and equipping of a new dairy for the college of agriculture of the University of Nevada, Reno, under project 79–U1 of the state public works board, is hereby authorized in the amount of $412,300, derived from proceeds of the sale of the university’s former dairy and available for this purpose, making a total authorization of $1,162,300, for project 79–U1.

 

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FILE NUMBER 58, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senators Glaser, Getto and Blakemore

 

FILE NUMBER 58

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to enact legislation which increases controls on the number of wild horses and burros and which authorizes additional methods of removing the animals from public lands.

 

      Whereas, The Wild Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1331 et. seq., protects wild horses and burros from destruction, capture or sale by any person or governmental entity except when authorized by the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture in connection with public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service; and

      Whereas, The Wild Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act has been overly successful and has allowed once-threatened populations of wild horses and burros in Nevada to increase to the extent that approximately 35,000 wild horses and 1,800 wild burros currently inhabit public lands in this state; and

      Whereas, The populations of wild horses and burros are increasing at an annual rate between 12 and 18 percent and will, absent stronger measures to control their numbers, double in the next 5 years; and

      Whereas, The Wild Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act requires the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to manage the wild horse and burro populations in a manner that protects the natural ecological balance of all species of wildlife inhabiting the public lands; and

      Whereas, Wild horses and burros are already so numerous that they are destroying the habitat used by other species of wildlife; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada strongly urges the Congress of the United States to enact legislation which:

      1.  Requires the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to control strictly the populations of wild horses and burros on public lands; and

      2.  Authorizes additional or more effective methods for the capture, sale, donation, transfer or other removal of wild horses and burros from public lands 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 as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the director of the Bureau of Land Management and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 59, ACR 25

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Assemblymen Barengo, Banner, Bennett, Bergevin, Beyer, Brady, Bremner, Cafferata, Chaney, Coulter, Craddock, Dini, DuBois, Foley, Glover, Ham, Hayes, Hickey, Horn, Jeffrey, Kovacs, Malone, Marvel, May, Mello, Nicholas, Polish, Prengaman, Price, Rackley, Redelsperger, Robinson, Rusk, Sader, Schofield, Stewart, Thompson, Vergiels and Westall

 

FILE NUMBER 59

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Welcoming and congratulating the members of the Legislative Staff Training Program of Nigeria.

 

      Whereas, The people of the West African nation of Nigeria have established a democratic form of government through their Constitution signed in 1979; and

      Whereas, Their Constitution has established a National Assembly and nineteen unicameral state assemblies and has provided for their staffing; and

      Whereas, The National Assembly and the state legislators of Nigeria seek to strengthen their legislatures by sending a delegation of their legislators and legislative staff to the United States for training; and

      Whereas, Included in this training program is a visit by members of the delegation from Nigeria to observe the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada; 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 welcomes the members of the Nigerian Legislative Staff Training Program who are observing the Assembly and the Senate and congratulates their efforts and the efforts of their homeland in establishing and preserving a democracy for their people.

 

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FILE NUMBER 60, AJR 30 of the 60th Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 30 of the 60th Session–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 60

 

[To go on 1982 general election ballot]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 14 of article 5 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to commutations of sentences, by prohibiting the commutation of a sentence of death or life imprisonment without possibility of parole to a sentence which would allow parole.

 

      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  1.  The governor, justices of the supreme court, and attorney general, or a major part of them, of whom the governor shall be one, may, upon such conditions and with such limitations and restrictions as they may think proper, remit fines and forfeitures, commute punishments, except as provided in subsection 2, 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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      2.  Except as may be provided by law, a sentence of death or a sentence of life imprisonment without possibility of parole may not be commuted to a sentence which would allow parole.

      3.  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 except as may be provided by law.

 

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FILE NUMBER 61, AR 16

Assembly Resolution No. 16–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 61

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Silvio D. Mastroianni is elected as an additional attache of the assembly for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 62, SCR 39

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 39–Senators Kosinski, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 62

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Robert F. Guinn, civic leader and lobbyist.

 

      Whereas, It is with heartfelt sorrow that the members of this body note the recent death of Robert F. Guinn, who was born September 24, 1910, in Pueblo, Colorado, and had been a Nevada resident since 1922; and

      Whereas, Albert Schweitzer noted that “There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed”; and the life of Robert F. Guinn epitomized this ideal through his service to family, community, state and nation; and

      Whereas, Mr. Guinn was active with the Reno and Sparks chambers of commerce, the Nevada Safety Council, the Management-Labor Advisory Committee for the Nevada Industrial Commission, the Governor’s Highway Safety Advisory Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, the Washoe Regional Planning Commission, the Sparks YMCA, the Washoe Association for Retarded Children, as well as participating in other activities; and

      Whereas, Robert Guinn was employed by the Nevada Highway Department in 1935 and rose in his career until he was named managing director of the Nevada Motor Transport Association in 1950 and the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association in 1962, holding those positions until his retirement in 1975; and

 

 


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director of the Nevada Motor Transport Association in 1950 and the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association in 1962, holding those positions until his retirement in 1975; and

      Whereas, The members of the Nevada legislature will remember Bob Guinn as the ultimate lobbyist in the best sense of that word—a man whose intellect, honesty, knowledge of his field and willingness to assist in any aspect of the legislative process contributed to successful Nevada government for some 30 years; and

      Whereas, Bob Guinn’s success and recognition as an exemplar of his profession came about because of his consistent dedication to the best interests of the State of Nevada rather than the particular concerns of any group or economic interest; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada hereby extend their heartfelt thanks in memory of Robert F. Guinn whose lifework benefited his community and his state and whose performance in his chosen profession serves as an example to all; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of this body offer their deepest condolences to the surviving family and many friends of Mr. Guinn; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith to Millie Guinn, his widow, and to his children, Monte and Gwenlyn.

 

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FILE NUMBER 63, SCR 40

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40–Senators Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Echols, Don Ashworth, Jacobsen, Close, Wilson, Raggio, Keith Ashworth, McCorkle, Hernstadt and Blakemore

 

FILE NUMBER 63

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Leroy C. (Roy) Schank, former Assemblyman.

 

      Whereas, Each member of this legislature is grieved and saddened by the recent passing of Leroy C. (Roy) Schank, one of Nevada’s finest citizens, legislator, farmer and master teacher; and

      Whereas, Leroy C. Schank was born December 10, 1899, in Providence, Utah, and passed away on December 28, 1980, in Fallon, Nevada; and

      Whereas, Mr. Schank was graduated from Utah Agricultural College in Logan; taught vocational agriculture at Churchill County High School for 32 years from 1929 to 1956, was a successful dairy farmer and pioneer Lahontan Valley tree grafter and teacher of those skills; and

      Whereas, He was a Sunday School superintendent, former Branch President and active member of the Fallon Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and

      Whereas, In 1939, he wrote and published “Approved Practices in Farming and Flower Growth,” a clearly written guide and handbook for farmers and teachers of agriculture to enable them to perform their work more efficiently; and

 

 


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farmers and teachers of agriculture to enable them to perform their work more efficiently; and

      Whereas, He was an inspirational teacher of vocational agriculture who encouraged his students to set priorities and to believe in their ability to achieve their goals; and

      Whereas, He was awarded the Honorary American Farmers Degree in 1954 at the National Future Farmers of America Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, was named the Number One Agriculture Teacher in the nation for having planted the seeds of success so well in the youth he taught that many became national and state leaders, not only as farmers, but also in legislative, professional, technical and allied agricultural occupations; and

      Whereas, He was elected to the state assembly, served during the 1957 legislative session, was chairman of the committee on libraries, and was a member of the committees on education, judiciary and agriculture; and

      Whereas, In 1958, the Federal Government called him to serve as Vocational Agriculture Adviser to the agriculture teachers in the Middle East in Iraq, an appointment untimely terminated by a governmental coup in that country, after which he returned to the United States and became the state supervisor of vocational agriculture in Carson City until 1964, was elected to the Churchill County school board in 1965, was instrumental in the formation of the Nevada Retired Teachers Association and was elected president of that organization; and

      Whereas, In addition to being a dedicated family man, he was active in many church, community and state organizations, started the Churchill County Christmas Fair, where homemade items are displayed and sold, which continues to be a thriving community venture; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of this body express their deepest sympathies and extend their sincere condolences to his widow, Verona C. Shank, and to his four children, Rose Marie Hatch, Cyril Schank, Dr. Stanley C. Schank and Dean Schank; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the family of the late Assemblyman Leroy C. (Roy) Schank.

 

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FILE NUMBER 64, SCR 41

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Senators Ford, Wagner, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 64

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Recognizing the role of women in politics and declaring Nevada Women in Politics Day.

 

      Whereas, Interest and involvement of women in politics and government has gradually but significantly increased since women were first given the right to participate in the political process in Nevada in 1914, and throughout the United States with the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920; and

 


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      Whereas, In 1916, Edna C. Baker was elected regent of the University of Nevada, holding the distinction of being the first woman elected to a state office; and

      Whereas, In 1919, Sadie D. Hurst from Washoe County was the first woman elected to the Nevada legislature, followed by 49 others who have been elected to the Nevada legislature; and

      Whereas, Maude Frazier, a teacher and educational administrator from Clark County, served in the legislature from 1951 to 1961, the longest term of any woman as a state legislator and had the distinguished honor of being appointed lieutenant governor at the age of 81; and

      Whereas, The number of women serving as legislators in the United States has significantly increased from 344 in 1972 to 887 in 1980 and there are 19 women in the U.S. House of Representatives and two women are U.S. Senators; and

      Whereas, The number of women elected to political office between 1975 and 1979 increased from 6,323 to 14,225 nationwide and the number of women who are county and city elected officials increased from 456 to 947 and 4,659 to 12,459, respectively, between 1975 and 1979 and an increasing number of women have been elected mayors of several major American cities, including San Francisco and Chicago; and

      Whereas, There are 118 women who are serving in state, county and local elected offices in the State of Nevada, many of whom have gathered in Carson City this week for a state meeting of the Nevada Elected Women’s Network for the purpose of participating in the legislative process, providing for the communication of ideas and experiences, and encouraging more women to become involved in political affairs; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That March 26, 1981, be declared Nevada Women in Politics Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That women in Nevada politics be commended for their interest, dedication, enthusiasm and competence and be encouraged to participate in even greater numbers in the years to come.

 

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FILE NUMBER 65, AJR 10

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10–Assemblymen Rhoads, Glover and Bergevin

 

FILE NUMBER 65

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the Federal Government to build and maintain routes of access upon federal land.

 

      Whereas, There are numerous routes of access in the State of Nevada which cross public and private lands and which terminate at boundaries of federal land; and

      Whereas, Persons who arrive upon federal land via these routes of access require means of reaching recreation areas and other destinations upon the federal land; and

      Whereas, The lack of routes upon federal land to accommodate these persons often leads to congestion at points of entry to federal land and results in overuse of these areas and in an accelerated depletion of natural resources; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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results in overuse of these areas and in an accelerated depletion of natural resources; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the agencies which manage federal land work on a continuing basis in cooperation with the state land registrar of the State of Nevada to ascertain which points of entry present obstacles to the further access of travelers onto federal lands; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Federal Government, acting through these agencies, should construct and maintain upon federal land any paths, trails, roads or other routes necessary for the dispersal of persons who enter the land by routes of access which originate in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the state director of the Bureau of Land Management, the state supervisor of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the regional director of the National Park Service, all under the United States Department of the Interior, and to the forest supervisors of Toiyabe National Forest and Humboldt National Forest, United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 66, AJR 15

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 15–Assemblymen Rhoads, Hayes, Marvel, Glover and Bergevin

 

FILE NUMBER 66

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to provide for the return to multiple use of those public lands the Bureau of Land Management finds unsuitable for designation as wilderness.

 

      Whereas, The Secretary of the Interior has designated more than 5 million acres or more than 10 percent of the public lands in Nevada to be reviewed for designation as wilderness, which constitutes 22 percent of all the land in the western United States being reviewed for wilderness by the Bureau of Land Management; and

      Whereas, The lands being reviewed have been withdrawn from multiple use and placed in the status of protective use pursuant to section 603 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. § 1781) until completion of the review and legislative action by Congress; and

      Whereas, The review of these lands in Nevada by the Bureau of Land Management will continue until at least 1989, the recommendations of the Secretary of the Interior need not be sent to the President until October 21, 1991, and the recommendations of the President need not be sent to Congress until October 21, 1993; and

      Whereas, These lands must continue in the status of protective use until Congress acts on the President’s recommendations; and

      Whereas, The withdrawal of these lands from multiple use inhibits new uses of the lands during the entire period of review, including a period for consideration by Congress which is without limitation; and

 

 


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new uses of the lands during the entire period of review, including a period for consideration by Congress which is without limitation; and

      Whereas, Some of these lands may not possess the qualities characteristic of wilderness or may contain important resources which preclude the preservation of the land as wilderness, and these lands will not be recommended by the Bureau of Land Management for designation as wilderness; and

      Whereas, During prior phases of this review, the Bureau’s procedures allowed it immediately to restore to multiple use those lands it found to be unsuitable for designation as wilderness; and

      Whereas, The lands which the Bureau decides not to recommend for designation as wilderness should be immediately returned to multiple use and not be tied up in protective status for more than a decade; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature memorializes the President of the United States and Congress to amend section 603 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. § 1781) to provide for immediate return to multiple use of any public lands now being reviewed for designation as wilderness which the Bureau of Land Management finally determines to be unsuitable for such designation; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Vice President as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 67, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Assemblymen Westall and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 67

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging local governing bodies to adopt regulations for the construction of buildings and the subdivision of land which will promote the use of alternative sources of energy.

 

      Whereas, The recent increases in the cost of energy to customers of public utilities have clearly demonstrated the need for conservation of energy and the desirability of resorting to untapped and alternative sources of energy; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature hereby encourages the local governing bodies of this state to adopt regulations concerning the construction of buildings and the subdivision of land which will promote the use of solar and geothermal energy and other forms of alternative sources of energy.

 

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FILE NUMBER 68, ACR 7

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Assemblymen Westall and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 68

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the public service commission to provide incentives to customers of public utilities to conserve energy and to use renewable energy resources.

 

      Whereas, The recent increases in the cost of energy to customers of public utilities have clearly demonstrated the need for conservation of energy and the desirability of resorting to untapped and alternative sources of energy; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature hereby encourages the public service commission to provide incentives to customers of public utilities to conserve energy and to use renewable energy resources by reducing charges for the extension of lines to structures which meet high standards for the conservation of energy; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature hereby encourages the public service commission to provide policies for the conservation of energy which do not discourage the use of renewable energy resources; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature hereby encourages the public service commission to require public utilities to adopt policies in structuring rates and in managing demands for energy which will obtain the most beneficial use of existing facilities.

 

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FILE NUMBER 69, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Assemblymen Westall and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 69

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging public utilities to investigate alternative sources of energy and to examine the feasibility of spreading energy demand to reduce the need for construction of new power generating plants.

 

      Whereas, The recent increases in the cost of energy to customers of public utilities has clearly demonstrated the need for conservation of energy and the desirability of resorting to untapped and alternative sources of energy; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature hereby encourages public utilities to investigate the use of alternative sources of energy, such as geothermal power, when planning new power generating facilities; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature hereby encourages public utilities to examine the feasibility of spreading the demand for energy from times when that demand has historically been highest to times when it has been lowest in order to reduce demands for power at times of peak use and to serve as an alternative to the construction of new power generating facilities.

 

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FILE NUMBER 70, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities

 

FILE NUMBER 70

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting that the state board of education sponsor workshops or other training for school librarians who are not professionally trained in library science.

 

      Whereas, The efficient operation of a school library is an important part of the efficiency of the school as a whole in imparting education, and such operation depends upon the skill of the persons in charge of the library; and

      Whereas, Adequate library skills learned and developed in youth are necessary tools for all who hope to function as responsible, informed and productive adults; and

      Whereas, It is difficult to argue against the emphasis which should be placed upon teaching children how to cultivate such skills; and

      Whereas, A necessary first step in this process of development is for school districts to employ qualified personnel who are able to instruct and instill in pupils the ability to use libraries to their fullest advantage; and

      Whereas, Because the vast majority of Nevada’s school districts are unable to afford a staff of librarians who are professionally trained, or district enrollments are too small to warrant such a staff, one reasonable solution to this dilemma is to offer special workshops and training to teachers and others whose full-time function or part-time duties may include administering school libraries; and

      Whereas, Such workshops and training would allow teachers and others to learn more about library science and, in turn, would enable them to be of greater benefit to pupils at a crucial point during the development and molding of lifelong library skills; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature requests that the state board of education sponsor an annual school library workshop or other appropriate training for school librarians who have not received professional training in the field of library science, and that the state board use the resources of the department of education, the school districts of the state, the Nevada state library and the Nevada Library Association in conducting the workshop or other training; and be it further

      Resolved, That school districts are strongly encouraged to support this project and allow their personnel the time necessary to attend workshops; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the state board of education, the superintendent of public instruction, the Nevada state library, all school districts in Nevada and the Nevada Library Association.

 

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FILE NUMBER 71, SCR 13

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 13–Senator Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 71

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Recommending that the board of regents improve classes in fire science at community colleges.

 

      Whereas, The curriculum of community colleges in the fire sciences is an important part of the program to ensure the education and training of firemen on a continuing basis; and

      Whereas, Instructors must possess the necessary skills effectively to teach classes in this curriculum; and

      Whereas, The working schedule of firemen does not generally lend itself to traditional class schedules and thus firemen have difficulty attending most classes; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature recommends that the board of regents develop for all community colleges in the State of Nevada a uniform curriculum in the fire sciences and a uniform method for determining the qualifications of instructors; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Nevada legislature recommends that the board of regents:

      1.  Develop a schedule for classes in the fire sciences which accommodates firemen who work alternating shifts;

      2.  Solve the problem of classes which are needed by firemen being cancelled because they do not meet a prescribed level of enrollment;

      3.  Establish a procedure for community colleges to grant credit for training obtained at regional fire schools;

      4.  Permit community colleges to offer shorter courses and seminars at fire departments; and

      5.  Examine whether programs made for educational television can be used to supplement training in existing classes in the fire sciences; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the board of regents.

 

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FILE NUMBER 72, ACR 9

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Assemblymen Westall and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 72

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging public utilities in the State of Nevada to lend money to customers for purposes of improving insulation of homes.

 

      Whereas, The recent increases in the cost of energy to customers of public utilities has clearly demonstrated the need for conservation of energy; and

      Whereas, Energy loss from homes is increased because of inferior insulation or construction; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That public utilities which provide gas and electrical service in the State of Nevada are urged to lend money to customers for purposes of improving insulation and increasing energy conservation in homes; and be it further

 

 


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State of Nevada are urged to lend money to customers for purposes of improving insulation and increasing energy conservation in homes; and be it further

      Resolved, That such loans be made without a charge for interest or at a low rate of interest.

 

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FILE NUMBER 73, ACR 18

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 73

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring support for the position of the public employees’ retirement board that the public employees’ retirement system should not conform to Statement 35 of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

 

      Whereas, The retirement system is audited biennially by an independent firm of certified public accountants in accordance with generally accepted standards of accounting; and

      Whereas, Statement 35 of the Financial Accounting Standards Board changes the generally accepted standards of accounting that affect the retirement system; and

      Whereas, The change would require the public employees’ retirement system to reflect assets at fair market value as of the end of each fiscal year; and

      Whereas, Compliance with the standards so changed would cause the financial reports and actuarial valuations of the retirement system to change continually because of the fluctuation of the prices of stocks and bonds; and

      Whereas, These continual changes would be distorting and misleading as to the current status of the retirement system and the measure of its progress; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the public employees’ retirement system should not be required to comply with Statement 35 of the Financial Accounting Standards Board even though the retirement system will receive a qualified audit report.

 

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FILE NUMBER 74, AR 17

Assembly Resolution No. 17–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 74

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Sandra N. Gagnier is elected as an additional attache of the assembly for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 75, ACR 26

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Assemblymen Polish, Robinson, Banner, Ham, Coulter, Hayes, Beyer, Schofield, Jeffrey, Prengaman, Redelsperger, Rackley, DuBois, Chaney, Bennett, Brady, Rusk, Vergiels, Horn, May, Hickey, Bremner, Cafferata, Marvel, Kovacs, Malone, Bergevin, Price, Nicholas, Westall, Mello, Dini, Glover, Stewart, Foley, Craddock, Sader, Thompson, Rhoads and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 75

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing former Assemblyman Rawson Prince.

 

      Whereas, This body notes with sorrow the death of former State Assemblyman Rawson “Ross” Prince; and

      Whereas, Assemblyman Prince served with distinction his state and his constituents in Lincoln and White Pine counties as an assemblyman from 1967 through the 1973 session; and

      Whereas, Mr. Prince was an active and enthusiastic participant in his community as evidenced by his election a month before his death to the Ely City Council, and served on the White Pine County school board, hospital board and county commission; and

      Whereas, Mr. Prince was born October 27, 1910, in Utah, moved to White Pine County in 1933 and later owned a grocery business in Ely, a trucking business in Ruth and farms in Shoshone, Idaho; and

      Whereas, Rawson Prince was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ward 2, the Ely Elks Lodge, the Nevada Pony Express Club and the White Pine Development Corporation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of this body extend their sincere condolences to the family of Rawson Prince; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 76, SR 10

Senate Resolution No. 10–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 76

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Nancy Hayslip is elected as an additional attache of the senate for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 77, SCR 28

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Senators Blakemore, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Echols, Faiss, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 77

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the division of state parks of the department of conservation and natural resources to discontinue the expansion of certain state parks in Lincoln County.

 

      Whereas, Pursuant to A.C.R. 38 of the 1969 session of the legislature, the Eagle Valley Reservoir State Recreation Area was transferred by Lincoln County to the State of Nevada because the county could no longer afford its maintenance; and

      Whereas, There are five state parks in Lincoln County covering over 5,000 acres which seldom, if ever, reach capacity except on holidays, and which can be developed more fully; and

      Whereas, The Nevada division of state parks of the department of conservation and natural resources is proceeding to condemn prime agricultural and residential property; and

      Whereas, The citizens and officials of Lincoln County strongly oppose the pending condemnation of certain of these private properties; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the division of state parks of the department of conservation and natural resources be relieved of its direction to acquire parcels of private property by condemnation in Lincoln County for the expansion of Spring Valley and Cathedral Gorge State Parks; and be it further

      Resolved, That before the state withdraws any of its actions for condemnation of those properties, the defendants in those actions agree to hold the state harmless from any damages or other liability as a result of the actions so withdrawn.

 

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FILE NUMBER 78, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Assemblymen Westall and Horn

 

FILE NUMBER 78

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Supporting the adoption by the department of energy of effective standards of energy conservation in the construction of new buildings.

 

      Whereas, The recent increases in the cost of energy to customers of public utilities have clearly demonstrated the need for conservation of energy and the desirability of resorting to untapped and alternative sources of energy; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature hereby supports the adoption by the department of energy of effective standards for the conservation of energy to be applied in the construction of new buildings.

 

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FILE NUMBER 79, ACR 27

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Assemblymen Barengo, Vergiels, Horn, May, Hickey, Cafferata, Marvel, Polish, Kovacs, Malone, Bergevin, Price, Nicholas, Westall, Dini, Rusk, Glover, Brady, Mello, Ham, Coulter, Banner, Beyer, Schofield, Jeffrey, Prengaman, Robinson, Thompson, Bennett, Stewart, Foley, Chaney, DuBois, Craddock, Rackley, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Bremner and Sader

 

FILE NUMBER 79

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Keith Hayes, former district judge and legislator.

 

      Whereas, The heart of every member of this legislature is deeply grieved by the passing of Keith Hayes, one of Nevada’s most prominent citizens whose distinguished career brought him national attention; and

      Whereas, Judge Hayes was born in Soda Springs, Idaho, moved to Las Vegas in the late 1930’s, and graduated from the University of Utah School of Law; and

      Whereas, Judge Hayes distinguished himself as one of this state’s most active and enthusiastic citizens as exemplified by his participation in numerous political, social and community activities; and

      Whereas, Keith Hayes served as the Esmeralda County district attorney from 1963 to 1964 and was elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1972, where he was voted “Freshman Legislator of the Year”; and

      Whereas, Governor Mike O’Callaghan appointed Assemblyman Hayes as a Clark County district court judge in 1974 and he was named chief judge in 1976; and

      Whereas, Judge Hayes’ passing has saddened countless Nevadans who remember him as a concerned citizen and a dedicated family man whose courage and stamina should be an inspiration to all who suffer from illness; and

      Whereas, Judge Hayes is survived by his widow, Karen, who is currently serving in the Nevada Assembly, and their children, Garry, Leslie, Lisa, Kristen, Bryan and Heidi, his father and five brothers; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extend their heartfelt sympathy to their colleague, Karen, and to the other members of the family of Judge Keith Hayes, whose death has touched all of us; and be it further

      Resolved, That when this body adjourns today, it does so in the memory of Keith Hayes; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Assemblyman Karen Hayes, his widow.

 

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FILE NUMBER 80, AR 18

Assembly Resolution No. 18–Assemblyman Coulter

 

FILE NUMBER 80

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Beverly G. Sinelio.

 

      Whereas, The legislature notes with sorrow the recent death of Beverly G. Sinelio; and

 


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      Whereas, Beverly Greig Sinelio was a native Nevadan, born in Reno on April 8, 1926, educated in journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, while working at the Union Federal Savings and Loan, where she became the first woman loan officer in Nevada; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Sinelio was active in charitable, community and political affairs and was a member of the Republican Women’s Club and the Northern Nevada Apartment House Association, and active with the PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the 20th Century Club; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Sinelio believed the ability to communicate effectively was a necessity for success, translated her convictions into action through Toastmasters International and was the immediate past governor of District 39; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Sinelio is survived by her husband John, son William, daughter Karen and mother Mabel Greig; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body extend their sincere condolences to the family of Beverly Greig Sinelio; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to John Sinelio, her widower.

 

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FILE NUMBER 81, SCR 14

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 14–Senator Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 81

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the civil defense and disaster agency to study search and rescue operations in this state.

 

      Whereas, Effective coordination of search and rescue operations is often crucial to successful assistance and rescue; and

      Whereas, Many different state and local agencies have some responsibility for search and rescue operations; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the civil defense and disaster agency is directed to study issues associated with responsibility for search and rescue operations and coordination of searches; and be it further

      Resolved, That the civil defense and disaster agency report its findings and make recommendations to the 62d session of the legislature.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2112ê

 

FILE NUMBER 82, AR 19

Assembly Resolution No. 19–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 82

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Jane E. Dunne is elected as an additional attache of the assembly for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 83, SR 11

Senate Resolution No. 11–Senator Echols

 

FILE NUMBER 83

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of additional senate attaches.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Betty Nader and Sally Boyes are elected as additional attaches of the senate for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 84, SJR 19

Senate Joint Resolution No. 19–Senators Wagner, Raggio, Ford, Gibson, Wilson, Blakemore, Kosinski and Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 84

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States to use the Nevada Test Site for the development of solar and other renewable sources of energy.

 

      Whereas, The United States must promote the development of domestic sources of energy to decrease our dependence on foreign sources of energy; and

      Whereas, Solar and other renewable sources of energy promise to provide for much of the nation’s demand for energy with relative safety; and

      Whereas, Without a strong program to research and test the best ways to use these resources, their promise will remain unfulfilled; and

      Whereas, The amount of sunlight which Nevada, particularly southern Nevada, receives annually makes it an especially suitable area for the placement of solar laboratories, demonstration projects and test equipment; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Test Site is a large expanse of land within this area and less than 10 percent of this acreage is used by the Department of Defense for testing the effects of nuclear weapons; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature hereby urges the Congress of the United States to devote the Nevada Test Site for future uses to include research and development of solar and other forms of renewable energy; and be it further

      Resolved, That Congress give particular consideration to the development of the satellite power system which uses solar energy, presently under evaluation by the Department of Energy, at this site; and be it further

      Resolved, That Congress is urged to locate the receiving station for the satellite power system at the Nevada Test Site; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation and to the Department of Energy; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 85, AJR 29

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 29–Assemblymen Sader and Westall

 

FILE NUMBER 85

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the cities of Reno and Sparks to approve and the Federal Government to provide money for the construction of a system for intercepting and collecting wastewater in Sun Valley, Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The community of Sun Valley in Washoe County, Nevada, has experienced an explosive increase in population in recent years and currently has a population in excess of 9,300 persons; and

      Whereas, The residents of Sun Valley rely exclusively on the use of septic tanks to dispose of wastewater while importing millions of gallons of water yearly from the Truckee River for domestic use, thus causing a dramatic rise in the groundwater table during the past decade; and

      Whereas, The lower portion of Sun Valley is now saturated with groundwater, causing unprecedented flooding of property and septic systems, creating a possible health hazard and requiring the disinfection of standing water by the Washoe County Health Department; and

      Whereas, Washoe County has completed the planning and design of a system for intercepting and collecting wastewater for Sun Valley which is to receive 75 percent of its financing, estimated at $15 million, from the Federal Government by means of a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and 25 percent from Washoe County by means of a loan from the Farmers Home Administration of the Department of Agriculture; and

      Whereas, Immediate approval of the project by the cities of Reno and Sparks and prompt approval of its financing by the Federal Government will result in the commencement of sewer construction by the summer of 1981 and will afford some relief from the damage caused by the high table of ground water within a year; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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and Sparks and prompt approval of its financing by the Federal Government will result in the commencement of sewer construction by the summer of 1981 and will afford some relief from the damage caused by the high table of ground water within a year; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature encourages the cities of Reno and Sparks, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Farmers Home Administration of the Department of Agriculture to assign a high priority and give prompt attention to the approval and financing for construction of a system for intercepting and collection wastewater in Sun Valley, Nevada, and that the project, grant and the loan be approved without delay; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the respective city councils of Reno and Sparks and to the regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Farmers Home Administration of the Department of Agriculture; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 86, SJR 24

Senate Joint Resolution No. 24–Senators Hernstadt, Getto, Raggio, McCorkle, Blakemore, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray and Glaser

 

FILE NUMBER 86

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to permit each state to set the maximum speed limits for the highways of the state.

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States has set a national speed limit of 55 miles per hour, which was presented to the people of the United States as a measure to conserve fuel; and

      Whereas, There is no scientifically credible evidence that the speed limit has acted to conserve fuel, even in the few places and at the few times in which it is observed; and

      Whereas, Matters relating to the control of traffic on highways, including the limitations placed on its speed, have always been concerns of the states in which the Federal Government has not interfered; and

      Whereas, The new administration in Washington has pledged itself to a policy of noninterference in matters which are properly within the province of the states, a policy which should be directly opposed to withholding highway aid to states on the basis that they have not enforced federal measures which are more properly the concern of the states; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States is urged to take immediate action to restore to the states their proper powers in the matter of regulation of traffic on the highways by removing the so-called “national speed limit”; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to all members of the congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 87, SJR 30

Senate Joint Resolution No. 30–Senators Echols, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 87

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Calling upon the President of the United States to proclaim a national day of prayer for the children of Atlanta.

 

      Whereas, At least twenty children have been murdered in the city of Atlanta; and

      Whereas, More than human effort appears to be needed at this time to solve those crimes and stop the killings; and

      Whereas, Our Pledge of Allegiance declares that we are “one nation, under God”; and

      Whereas, Our national motto, “in God we trust,” has appeared on all United States currency and coins since 1864; and

      Whereas, From the Revolutionary War and the founding of this nation until today, this country has in times of crisis or despair relied on the guidance of divine providence; and

      Whereas, The Lord, appearing to Solomon, said “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14); now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature calls upon the President of the United States to declare a national day of prayer for a solution to the continuing tragic murders of children in the city of Atlanta; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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ê1981 Statutes of Nevada, Page 2116ê

 

FILE NUMBER 88, AJR 26

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 26–Assemblymen Glover, Barengo, Banner, Bennett, Bergevin, Beyer, Brady, Bremner, Cafferata, Chaney, Coulter, Craddock, Dini, DuBois, Foley, Ham, Hayes, Horn, Jeffrey, Kovacs, Malone, Marvel, May, Mello, Nicholas, Polish, Prengaman, Price, Rackley, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Rusk, Sader, Schofield, Stewart, Thompson, Vergiels, Westall and Hickey

 

FILE NUMBER 88

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation which would exempt from the federal income tax certain allowances paid from a public retirement system.

 

      Whereas, The Internal Revenue Service now treats as earned income and collects income taxes on retirement allowances received by a person after he has received retirement allowances in an amount equivalent to the contributions he made to a public retirement system; and

      Whereas, The recipient of retirement allowances has already paid income taxes on the money he contributed to the retirement system; and

      Whereas, The recipients of retirement allowances are on fixed incomes and therefore suffer greatly from the effects of inflation; and

      Whereas, In their later years, upon completion of payments equivalent to their own contributions, they begin to have the additional burden of income taxes on their retirement allowances; and

      Whereas, Several public retirement systems and groups which represent retired employees have attempted for the past 20 years to obtain some relief from the federal income tax for the recipients of retirement benefits; 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 which would provide that the allowances paid from a public retirement system, after payment of allowances equivalent to the member’s own contributions, are exempt from the federal income tax; 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, the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 89, ACR 19

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Assemblyman Schofield

 

FILE NUMBER 89

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the state engineer to consult with local governments and impose conditions upon permits for the appropriation of water for uses related to the construction and operation of the “MX” missile system.

 

      Whereas, The construction and operation of the “MX” missile system is a project of a magnitude unequaled in history; and

 


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      Whereas, This project will necessarily involve effects and burdens adverse to the people of Nevada of a corresponding magnitude and these effects and burdens far exceed the ability of the state’s resources to cope with them; and

      Whereas, The construction and operation of the “MX” missile system will place a heavy demand on Nevada’s natural resources and seriously limit their availability for other competing uses; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby directs the state engineer to:

      1.  Consult with affected and interested state agencies and local governments to determine the conditions which are necessary to impose upon permits for the appropriation of water for uses related to the construction and operation of the “MX” missile system because of the likely adverse effects resulting from that construction and operation; and

      2.  Impose those conditions on all such permits;

and be it further

      Resolved, That the state engineer shall, before issuing any permit to appropriate water for the construction or operation of the “MX” missile system, consult with local governments to determine the effect of the appropriation on the public interest and welfare; and be it further

      Resolved, That an applicant for a permit to appropriate water for the “MX” missile system be required to show good faith and due diligence in the commitment of money sufficient to alleviate the financial effect of the increase in demand upon educational, social, governmental and other public services resulting from the construction or operation of the “MX” missile system.

 

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FILE NUMBER 90, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Assemblymen Hayes, Barengo, Robinson and Prengaman

 

FILE NUMBER 90

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging local housing authorities in Nevada to pursue federal aid for certain owners of mobile homes.

 

      Whereas, The United States Housing Act at 42 U.S.C. § 1437f(j) provides for financial assistance to families of low income who live in their own mobile homes; and

      Whereas, This assistance enables these families to pay the rent on the property on which their mobile homes are located; and

      Whereas, The legislative commission’s subcommittee to study the problems of owners and renters of mobile homes has found that this assistance is greatly needed in Nevada, but that there is insufficient money available for it, partly because of a current emphasis on other forms of rental assistance; and

      Whereas, Local housing authorities in Nevada can affect the amount of money available for rental assistance to owners of mobile homes by the emphasis they give it in the administrative plans they submit to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature urges all local housing authorities in this state to pursue vigorously the rental assistance available under the United States Housing Act (42 U.S.C. § 1437f(j)) to Nevada’s families of low income who live in their own mobile homes; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to each local housing authority in this state.

 

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FILE NUMBER 91, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Senators Ford, Don Ashworth, Kosinski, Neal, Hernstadt, Wagner, Glaser, McCorkle, Wilson, Jacobsen, Getto and Echols

 

FILE NUMBER 91

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging employers to consider volunteer work of prospective employees.

 

      Whereas, The volunteer is vital to the development of effective programs on behalf of human needs in both government and private enterprise; and

      Whereas, It is in the public interest to encourage the contribution and commitment of the volunteer; and

      Whereas, Many important and innovative projects are advanced through the efforts of volunteers; and

      Whereas, Volunteer work provides opportunities for personal growth and career exploration; and

      Whereas, Volunteers acquire skills which are marketable and expertise which is comparable to that developed through paid employment; and

      Whereas, Failure to provide for a description of volunteer experience on an application for employment may result in discrimination against persons who have gained the bulk of their experience as volunteers; and

      Whereas, The United States Office of Personnel Management and an increasing number of state and local governments, charitable and service organizations and private employers have provided for a listing and description of relevant volunteer work on application forms for employment; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state and local governments of Nevada, charitable and service organizations and private employers are urged to take volunteer work into account when considering applicants for employment; and be it further

      Resolved, That all application forms for employment provide for a listing and description of relevant work as a volunteer; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to appropriate directors of state and local government agencies and to employment agencies which are licensed in Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 92, SCR 45

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Senators Faiss, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 92

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Proclaiming April 19 through April 25, 1981, as Secretaries’ Week and April 22, 1981, as Secretaries’ Day and commending secretaries for their valuable contributions.

 

      Whereas, Conscientious and efficient secretaries are essential to the proper management of any business; and

      Whereas, The duties demanded of a secretary require sophisticated skills and the ability to assume tremendous responsibility while exercising initiative and sound business judgment; and

      Whereas, Accomplished secretaries devote extensive time and energy to the acquisition of requisite skills; and

      Whereas, Secretaries in Nevada should be commended for their professionalism and their vital contributions to business, private and public; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada commends secretaries employed in Nevada on their professionalism and their valuable contributions to the business world; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature proclaims April 19 through April 25, 1981, as Secretaries’ Week and further designates April 22, 1981, as Secretaries’ Day.

 

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FILE NUMBER 93, AJR 20

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 20–Assemblyman Schofield

 

FILE NUMBER 93

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Congress to recognize the necessity of applying for water rights pursuant to state law for construction and operation of the “MX” missile project and to provide water for Nevada from other sources as compensation for the water appropriated for the “MX” missile system.

 

      Whereas, The water of the State of Nevada is a scarce and valuable resource which is appropriated on the basis of beneficial use; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada has developed a comprehensive scheme for the allocation of water to meet effectively the many demands for water within the state; and

      Whereas, The amount of water which the Federal Government will require for the construction and operation of the “MX” missile system will greatly reduce the availability of water for other beneficial uses; and

      Whereas, Agencies of the Federal Government have publicly recognized the necessity of applying for water rights pursuant to state law so as not to disrupt the comprehensive nature of the water law; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature respectfully requests the Congress of the United States to recognize and express its intent that water used by federal agencies for purposes of constructing and operating the “MX” missile system within this state may only be obtained by appropriation pursuant to the water law of the State of Nevada; and be it further

 

 


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United States to recognize and express its intent that water used by federal agencies for purposes of constructing and operating the “MX” missile system within this state may only be obtained by appropriation pursuant to the water law of the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress direct all federal agencies seeking to acquire water rights for the purposes of constructing or operating the “MX” missile system within Nevada to apply for a permit for those rights pursuant to the water law of this state; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Congress make provisions for water from the Colorado River which has been allocated to other western states to become available for use within Nevada to help compensate for the federal demand upon the unappropriated water of Nevada, in keeping with the best interests of the United States relating to national defense; and be it further

      Resolved, That Congress recognize that any permit to use water in the construction or operation of the “MX” missile system expires when the construction is completed or the operation ceases in accordance with the doctrine of beneficial use which requires that when the necessity for the use ceases, the right to use the water expires; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, the Vice President as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 94, ACR 3

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Assemblymen Hayes, Barengo, Robinson and Prengaman

 

FILE NUMBER 94

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the housing division of the department of commerce to procure lands for the development of mobile home parks for persons of low and moderate income.

 

      Whereas, The need for mobile home parks has become acute in Nevada because of its rapidly growing population of persons of low and moderate income who look to the mobile home as their only practical possibility for home ownership; and

      Whereas, The construction of mobile home parks in Nevada has partially been discouraged by the increasingly high costs of development, particularly the cost of private land; and

      Whereas, The Nevada legislature in 1979 enacted NRS 319.175 which authorizes the housing division of the department of commerce to acquire land from governmental agencies and to sell that land at its cost for the purpose of development of housing for persons of low or moderate income; and

      Whereas, The legislative commission’s subcommittee to study the problem of owners and renters of mobile homes has concluded that many of the serious problems related to the present acute shortage of mobile home lots could be alleviated by the development of additional mobile home parks; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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problem of owners and renters of mobile homes has concluded that many of the serious problems related to the present acute shortage of mobile home lots could be alleviated by the development of additional mobile home parks; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature urges the housing division of the department of commerce to exercise vigorously its authority under NRS 319.175 to acquire land from governmental agencies and sell it at its cost for the purpose of developing mobile home parks for persons of low and moderate income; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the administrator of the housing division.

 

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FILE NUMBER 95, ACR 30

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Committee on Agriculture

 

FILE NUMBER 95

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating the College of Agriculture of the University of Nevada, Reno, on the occasion of Agriculture Week.

 

      Whereas, Agriculture Week is being commemorated from April 21 through April 24, 1981; and

      Whereas, American agriculture continues to provide food and fibre in abundance to the American public; and

      Whereas, While American prestige is in jeopardy in some areas of the world, American agriculture is recognized everywhere as number one and is envied around the world; and

      Whereas, American agriculture provides a substantial contribution toward providing this country a balance of payments in world trade; and

      Whereas, The College of Agriculture at the University of Nevada, Reno, is celebrating Agriculture Week April 21 through April 24, 1981; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature congratulates the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, the dean and director of the college, and its staff, and recognizes the contribution which they and American agriculture have made to the well-being of Americans and the free world.

 

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FILE NUMBER 96, SCR 46

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 46–Senators Gibson, Jacobsen, Blakemore, Glaser, Raggio, Kosinski, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Hernstadt, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 96

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on the successful maiden voyage of the space shuttle Columbia.

 

      Whereas, Engulfed in a spectacular trail of fire and smoke, the space shuttle Columbia launched the United States into a brave new era of space exploration at 7 a.m. eastern standard time on Sunday, April 12, 1981, in a perfectly accomplished takeoff; and

      Whereas, After 36 orbits of the earth, the Columbia touched down to a glassy-smooth landing at approximately 1:21 p.m., eastern standard time, on Rogers Dry Lake Bed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, after completing a textbook flight whose problems were minor and triumphs momentous; and

      Whereas, The flight of the Columbia marks the end of a hiatus of nearly 6 years in the operation of manned spacecraft by the United States, and the flight will help this nation to reclaim its leadership in the use of manned vehicles for the exploration of space; and

      Whereas, The flight of the Columbia has rekindled our national pride and frontier spirit and has again demonstrated that American initiative, technology and skill take second place to none; and

      Whereas, The 122-foot Columbia is the first element in a system of space transportation which will contribute substantially to the domestic economy and increase American scientific, commercial and military capabilities; and

      Whereas, Astronaut John W. Young is a retired naval captain, was one of nine test pilots selected in 1962 for training as astronauts, was a pilot in the first flight of the Gemini spacecraft in 1965 and later commanded a Gemini mission, and twice flew in the Apollo program, once orbiting the moon and once spending 20 hours exploring the lunar surface as the commander of Apollo 16; and

      Whereas, Astronaut Robert L. Crippen is a naval captain and has been an astronaut since 1969; and

      Whereas, The successful flight of the Columbia is a fitting tribute to all the dedicated scientists, engineers, technicians, contractors and subcontractors who worked in the program to develop the space shuttle; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That members of the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extend their congratulations to astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on the successful first space flight of the shuttle Columbia; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to Astronauts Young and Crippen and the director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 

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FILE NUMBER 97, SCR 47

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 47–Senators Neal, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 97

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Joe Louis.

 

      Whereas, The members of this legislature have learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death of Joe Louis; and

      Whereas, Mr. Louis was born May 13, 1914, in Lafayette, Alabama, and was employed at Caesar’s Casino in Las Vegas from 1966 until his death; and

      Whereas, Mr. Louis was a superior fighter as evidenced by his record of 68 wins out of 71 fights during his boxing career, which lasted from 1934 to 1951; and

      Whereas, Mr. Louis held the world heavyweight title longer than any other fighter, defending it a total of 25 times over the 13 years in which he held the title; and

      Whereas, Mr. Louis did much to break down racial barriers which existed in this country and became a national hero by defeating Max Schmeling on the eve of the Second World War; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of this legislature express their deepest sympathies and extend sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Joe Louis; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mr. Louis’ widow and their three children, Joe, Joyce and Kim.

 

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FILE NUMBER 98, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Senator Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 98

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Recommending that public schools teach information concerning fire prevention and fire control.

 

      Whereas, Education of the public with regard to practices of fire prevention and control can contribute to a decrease in risk from fire hazards; and

      Whereas, A lack of educational programs regarding fire prevention and control is evident; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature recommends that the public schools of the State of Nevada integrate into existing courses information concerning fire prevention and control and that the curriculum of the National Fire Protection Association entitled “Learn not to Burn” be considered as a source for that information; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the state board of education and to the board of trustees of each county school district.

 

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FILE NUMBER 99, SCR 17

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 99

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Continuing the existence of the Nevada select committee on public lands.

 

      Whereas, The 58th session of the Nevada legislature directed the legislative commission to study means of deriving additional state benefits from the public lands, and the 59th session of the Nevada legislature directed the creation and the 60th session continued the existence of a select committee on public lands which has been charged with:

      1.  Studying Nevada’s unique situation with respect to public lands;

      2.  Considering alternatives for the management of public lands which include increasing the amounts of those lands in nonfederal ownership and management of those lands by the state;

      3.  Proposing state and federal legislation on public lands; and

      4.  Forming a regional coalition on public lands; and

      Whereas, The select committee has accomplished some of its assigned tasks and continues to work on others, such as modifying federal policy respecting the public lands, which take time and will require continued attention during the next several years; and

      Whereas, The select committee has been instrumental in the formation of a western coalition on public lands but is still looked to for leadership of the movement away from federal control of the public lands; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada select committee on public lands be continued through the 61st session of the Nevada legislature and for the interim period until the beginning of the 62nd session; and be it further

      Resolved, That the select committee be composed of three members of the senate appointed by the majority leader of the senate and three members of the assembly appointed by the speaker of the assembly, chosen to provide for continuity of membership on the committee, and that if any vacancy should occur on the committee, the new member have experience and knowledge about public lands or be a member of an appropriate standing committee of the senate or assembly; and be it further

      Resolved, That the select committee shall:

      1.  Actively support the efforts of the western coalition on public lands;

      2.  Advance knowledge and understanding in local, regional and national forums of Nevada’s unique situation with respect to public lands;

      3.  Support Congressional legislation that will enhance state and local roles in the management of public lands and will increase the disposal of public lands; and be it further

 

 


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roles in the management of public lands and will increase the disposal of public lands; and be it further

      Resolved, That the select committee is an official agency of the legislative counsel bureau whose members are entitled to receive out of the legislative fund for each day’s attendance at meetings or official business of the select committee after adjournment of the 61st legislative session, if approved by the legislative commission, $80 per day and the per diem expense allowance and travel expenses provided by law; and be it further

      Resolved, That the select committee shall submit its report to the legislative commission for transmission to the 62nd session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 100, SCR 49

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 49–Senators Faiss, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 100

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Designating April 29 and 30, 1981, as Senior Citizens’ Days.

 

      Whereas, It is with special affection that the legislature of the State of Nevada recognizes its aged and aging citizenry; and

      Whereas, All too often in the daily press of events the inestimable debt owed to all the aged and aging is unexpressed; and

      Whereas, It is especially appropriate that we focus on the needs of our aged and aging Nevadans because for many, during this continued period of spiraling and rampant inflation, daily living on fixed incomes has become particularly burdensome; and

      Whereas, It is fitting for all Nevadans to increase their awareness of the special needs of the aged and aging; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature of this state designates April 29 and 30, 1981, as Senior Citizens’ Days in appreciation and recognition of their efforts in laboring for a better life for those who have followed; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislature requests all Nevada citizens and state officials to join with it in recognition of Senior Citizens’ Days.

 

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FILE NUMBER 101, SCR 50

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 50–Senators McCorkle, Echols and Getto

 

FILE NUMBER 101

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending volunteers.

 

      Whereas, The National Center for Citizen Involvement of Washington, D.C., has designated the period of April 27 to May 3 as National Volunteer Week to honor the volunteers of our country; and

 


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      Whereas, The efforts of volunteers in many fields are needed to carry out effective programs on behalf of human needs; and

      Whereas, It is in the public interest to encourage the contribution and commitment of volunteers in both government and private enterprise; and

      Whereas, Volunteer work provided through nonprofit organizations is a method of meeting social needs without dependency upon government spending; and

      Whereas, Volunteer work provides enriching opportunities to volunteers for personal growth and experience in new careers; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the legislature commend the volunteers for their unselfish contributions to our nation and the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That, in order to promote the concept of volunteering, the members of the legislature designate the period of April 27 to May 3, 1981, as Nevada Volunteer Week.

 

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FILE NUMBER 102, SJR 16

Senate Joint Resolution No. 16–Senators Jacobsen, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Kosinski, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 102

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting federal assistance for mitigation of the adverse effects of the “MX” missile project.

 

      Whereas, The proposed “MX” missile system, characterized by the United States Air Force as “man’s biggest project,” will produce a tremendous increase in demand for public services and facilities in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, It is clear from the draft of the “environmental impact statement” and even more clear from the comments of 31 groups which reviewed the draft, including almost 400 Nevadans with a wide range of expertise, that there will be extensive and long-lasting adverse social, economic, governmental, cultural, environmental and resource-related effects associated with the “MX” missile project; and

      Whereas, The “MX” missile system is intended to provide strategic deterrence against foreign attack on the United States and should therefore be a distinct benefit to the rest of the nation; and

      Whereas, The workers to construct and operate the “MX” system, persons in jobs supporting these workers and attendant dependents will require public services and facilities far in excess of those available anywhere in the area proposed for deployment of the system; and

      Whereas, Deployment of the “MX” system may discourage the development of traditional economic activities which would generate tax revenue for state and local governments; and

      Whereas, State and local governments need detailed information on the “MX” project and its effects in order to plan for needed facilities and services; and

 

 


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the “MX” project and its effects in order to plan for needed facilities and services; and

      Whereas, It is neither reasonable nor possible to expect that state or local governments in Nevada can respond to the great demands that the “MX” project will create without considerable assistance from the Federal Government; and

      Whereas, The United States Air Force, the Department of Defense and former President Carter have all made commitments to provide federal assistance for both advance and continuing planning and for capital construction and the costs of operation and maintenance; and

      Whereas, There is no conceivable way that local tax bases can support the demands for services that will be brought by the “MX” project, nor will any possible expansion of tax bases over the next decade be adequate to support the required services; and

      Whereas, State and local governments need not only financial assistance to build facilities and provide services but also advance commitment and timely availability of the assistance and an efficient and responsible mechanism for the flow of the assistance to the affected areas; and

      Whereas, It is important that an understanding of federal, state and local relationships and responsibilities concerning assistance for mitigation of the adverse effects of the “MX” project be established and recognized; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Federal Government should bear the total financial responsibility for the mitigation of all adverse effects associated with the construction and operation of the “MX” missile system; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Federal Government should continue to provide planning assistance to the state and local governments affected so that they will have the capability to determine the location, extent and kinds of effects that can be expected; and be it further

      Resolved, That the draft of the “environmental impact statement” should be revised or supplemented as soon as possible to provide state and local governments the detailed information necessary to plan for the effects of the “MX” project; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Federal Government should cooperate with the state and local governments to determine the criteria to be used in defining the assistance required for mitigation of the adverse effects of the “MX” project; and be it further

      Resolved, That such criteria should include recognition of:

      1.  The time lag between the requirements for services and any increase in local tax bases;

      2.  The possible temporary nature of population increases and the long-range effect on the permanent residents of such a temporary surge in population;

      3.  The capitalization required for new or improved public works;

      4.  The support necessary for the operation and maintenance of new and expanded facilities and services;

      5.  The importance for many activities of access to the public lands,

and such other criteria as state and local officials in consultation with the Secretary of Defense may deem appropriate; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That Congress should specifically recognize the inability of local tax bases to support the operation and maintenance of new and expanded services and facilities in the foreseeable future and that the costs of such operation and maintenance should be carried by the Federal Government to the extent of local inability, recognizing further that the extent of that inability can be reduced if the Federal Government waives its exemption from payment of sales and use taxes to state and local governments; and be it further

      Resolved, That once agreement is reached on the criteria to be used, the judgment of the local governments adversely affected by the “MX” project should be primary on the questions of what facilities and services are needed and what priorities are to be given the various requirements; and be it further

      Resolved, That the responsibility for establishing a mechanism for a combined request from all governmental entities within the state for assistance for mitigation of the adverse effects of the “MX” project should be that of the state, and such organization as may be established for this purpose should be recognized by the Federal Government as the final authority on state and local needs and priorities; and be it further

      Resolved, That Congress should enact legislation embodying the salient points of the bill proposed by the state and local governments of Nevada and Utah calling for assistance for mitigation of the adverse effects of the “MX” project in the form of block grants from a single source; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Federal Government should include in all construction contracts provisions to assure that materials and equipment purchased for the “MX” project in Nevada will be subject to state sales and use taxes; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Federal Government should be responsible for assuring the availability of personnel and materials for construction in connection with its assistance for mitigation of the adverse effects of the “MX” project in the event that work on the project itself creates shortages of construction workers and building materials; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Federal Government should be expected to provide assistance for mitigation of the adverse effects of the “MX” project in each of the following areas, as well as others that may be identified in the planning processes at local, state and federal levels:

      1.  Education, including facilities and personnel for the elementary and secondary levels, for community colleges and for vocational and technical education;

      2.  Public health, including facilities and personnel for programs of water treatment and distribution, sewerage and sewage treatment, pest control, sanitary land fill and sanitation;

      3.  Law enforcement and criminal justice, including facilities and personnel for the functions of prosecution and defense, for the courts, for corrections and for training of administrative personnel;

      4.  Fire protection, including early location and construction of stations, acquisition of firefighting equipment and communications equipment, personnel and the training of personnel;

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      6.  Medical care, including hospitals, equipment and personnel;

      7.  Cultural needs, including facilities and personnel for libraries, management of cultural resources, museums, recreational facilities and acquisition and expansion of parks;

      8.  Disposal of public lands in a timely fashion to allow the expansion of existing communities, the possible creation of new ones and the construction of needed residential and commercial facilities;

      9.  Utilization of labor, including facilities and personnel for employment services and for vocational training;

      10.  Social services, including facilities and personnel for welfare programs, services to the aging, services to youth, rehabilitation programs, programs relating to health and mental hygiene and programs relating to the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances;

      11.  Conservation, including additional facilities and personnel to protect and maintain rangeland vegetation, other flora and wildlife; control air pollution; regulate water usage and conserve water; protect soil resources; protect mineral resources; guarantee access for mineral exploration; guarantee relocation of components of the “MX” project to accommodate mineral development; protect forest resources; and provide outdoor recreational opportunities;

      12.  Transportation, including full responsibility for any roads or rail built for the “MX” project and assistance for the repair and maintenance of any local or state roads used and damaged by vehicles and equipment associated with the construction or operation of the “MX” project; and consideration of assistance to build rail mass transit from the main operating base to major urban centers;

      13.  Flood control, including facilities and personnel to prevent erosion and flood damage that could result in the alteration of natural drainage channels;

      14.  Financial offsets to ranchers and farmers whose land or water or access to land or water is impeded by the construction or operation of the “MX” project, including compensation for decrease in value of privately owned land and improvements where the decrease is a result of loss of access to public rangelands;

      15.  Training and equipment for local and state public safety, emergency medical and firefighting personnel for the handling of radioactive or hazardous waste accidents;

      16.  Establishment of appropriate methods and equipment, including data processing, to observe and assess long-term effects of the “MX” project over the entire life of the “MX” system from construction to closure;

      17.  Development of geothermal resources, which abound in the area proposed for deployment of the “MX” system, to provide mutual benefits for the project, with its energy needs, and local economic developments;

      18.  Energy needs, including requisite facilities, created by all activity induced by the “MX” project, recognizing that the cost of such needs should not be subsidized by current residents of the area proposed for deployment of the system; and

      19.  Such other facilities and personnel of state or local governments as may be required to meet needs that would not have occurred except for the construction of the “MX” system;

 

 


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as may be required to meet needs that would not have occurred except for the construction of the “MX” system;

and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Air Force, members of Nevada’s congressional delegation and the state’s “MX” project office for inclusion with the state comments on the draft of the “environmental impact statement” for the “MX” project; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 103, SJR 22

Senate Joint Resolution No. 22–Senator McCorkle

 

FILE NUMBER 103

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Calling upon Congress to enact legislation which permits only reasonable and noncoercive conditions to be attached to federal payments and benefits to the states.

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States, in making payments to or conferring other benefits upon the several states, occasionally imposes conditions which are not reasonably related to the purpose of the payments or benefits or which coerce a state into surrendering power reserved to it by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and

      Whereas, This legislature does not object to reasonable and noncoercive conditions attached to federal payments and benefits and believes Congress should enact legislation permitting such reasonable and noncoercive conditions, but the burden should be upon the Federal Government to show that a condition is reasonably related to the purpose of a payment or other benefit and upon a state to show that it is coerced into surrendering reserved power; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature hereby urges the Congress of the United States to enact legislation, as follows:

 

       Every condition attached to payments made to or other benefits conferred upon the several States pursuant to the first clause in the eighth section of the first article must be reasonably related to the purpose for which the payments are made or benefits conferred, and must not coerce any State into surrendering any power reserved to it by the tenth article of amendment.

       If a condition is challenged in any court, the burden is upon the United States to demonstrate that the condition is reasonably related to the purpose of the payment or benefit, and upon the State to demonstrate coercion.

 

and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

 

 


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forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 104, AJR 25

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 25–Committee on Commerce

 

FILE NUMBER 104

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend sections 9 and 10 of article 8 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to remove any prohibition against the deposit of public money in any bank, mutually owned depository or savings and loan association.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That sections 9 and 10 of article 8 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec:]Sec. 9.  The State shall not donate or loan money, or its credit, subscribe to or be, interested in the Stock of any company, association or corporation, except corporations formed for educational or charitable purposes. This section does not prohibit the deposit of money of the state in any bank, savings and loan association or mutually owned depository.

      [Sec:]Sec. 10.  No county, city, town, or other municipal corporation shall become a stockholder in any joint stock company, corporation or association whatever, or loan its credit in aid of any such company, corporation or association, except, rail-road corporations, companies or associations. This section does not prohibit the deposit of money of a county, city, town or other municipal corporation in any bank, savings and loan association or mutually owned depository.

 

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FILE NUMBER 105, SCR 51

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51–Senators Jacobsen, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 105

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Harold Joseph Berger.

 

      Whereas, Harold Joseph Berger was born on December 6, 1901, and has been a native and lifetime resident of Carson City; and

      Whereas, Mr. Berger purchased a newsstand in Carson City in 1928 naming it Berger’s Newsstand and operated it for 45 years; and

 


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      Whereas, Mr. Berger was a member of the Warren Engine Company Volunteer Fire Department, past president of the Carson City Eagle’s Lodge, and a charter member of the Carson City Lion’s Club; and

      Whereas, Mr. Berger served on the board of trustees of the Nevada state museum for 20 years, was a former member of the Carson City Planning Commission and worked in the bill room for the Nevada legislature for 18 years; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 1981 session of the Nevada legislature express their sorrow at the loss of a former employee and citizen of great public spirit and convey their deepest sympathies to the family of Harold Joseph Berger; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the family of Mr. Berger.

 

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FILE NUMBER 106, ACR 28

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Assemblymen Glover, Banner, Barengo, Bennett, Bergevin, Beyer, Brady, Bremner, Cafferata, Chaney, Coulter, Craddock, Dini, DuBois, Foley, Ham, Hayes, Hickey, Horn, Jeffrey, Kovacs, Malone, Marvel, May, Mello, Nicholas, Polish, Prengaman, Price, Rackley, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Rusk, Sader, Schofield, Stewart, Thompson, Vergiels and Westall

 

FILE NUMBER 106

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Ellis Folsom, former state legislator.

 

      Whereas, The legislature has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the recent death of the respected former Assemblyman Ellis John Folsom; and

      Whereas, Ellis Folsom was a native of Carson City and a descendant of pioneer Nevadans; and

      Whereas, Mr. Folsom served four terms in the Nevada Assembly, representing Ormsby County, as had his father and grandfather; and

      Whereas, After serving in World War I, Mr. Folsom owned and managed the Folsom Ranch on the west side of Carson City; upon retirement from ranching he served as Carson City’s postmaster, director and legislative analyst for the department of motor vehicles and director of Nevada’s department of civil defense; and

      Whereas, Mr. Folsom was a humanitarian who was deeply involved in community and state affairs and served as a county commissioner, was president and secretary of the school district’s board of trustees, a member of the selective service board and the state board of agriculture, president of the Nevada chapter of the National Association of Postmasters, was involved with the Lions Club, American Legion, Boy Scouts and a member of a group which organized Carson-Tahoe Hospital; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of former Assemblyman Ellis John Folsom; and be it further

 

 


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of Nevada extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of former Assemblyman Ellis John Folsom; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mr. Folsom’s daughter, Edna Folsom de Larios, and his sister, Martha Folsom Barton.

 

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FILE NUMBER 107, AJR 27

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 27–Assemblymen Bergevin, Price and Rusk

 

FILE NUMBER 107

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, permitting the legislature to provide separately for the assessment or valuation of certain real property.

 

      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] 1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, 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]

      2.  The legislature may provide separately for the assessment or valuation of any real property or portion of real property which the owner occupies as his residence, and may provide for the valuation of such property on the basis of its use. If at any time the residence is rented or used for some other purpose than as a residence for the owner, the valuation of the property must be determined in the same manner as other property.

      3.  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. [Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the]

      4.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such a plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

 


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years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

      5.  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.

      6.  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.

      7.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

      8.  No inheritance or estate tax shall ever be levied. [, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law]

      9.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes.

 

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FILE NUMBER 108, ACR 10

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Assemblymen Prengaman, Hayes and Robinson

 

FILE NUMBER 108

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urging the governing bodies of Nevada’s more populous counties to direct the efforts of their officers and employees to investigate and prosecute properly crimes involving mobile homes.

 

      Whereas, It is the responsibility of all district attorneys in this state to prosecute criminal offenses relating to the construction, sale, installation and servicing of mobile homes and to the relationship of landlord and tenant in mobile home parks; and

      Whereas, The legislative commission’s subcommittee to study the problems of owners and renters of mobile homes has been told of a disturbing number of serious cases of fraud, forgery and deceptive trade practices in the sale of mobile homes and accessories and of persistent violations of law by certain landlords of mobile home parks; and

      Whereas, The offices of the district attorneys of Nevada’s three most populous counties where most of these offenses occur have advised the subcommittee that they lack the staff to investigate and prosecute properly such criminal offenses; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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subcommittee that they lack the staff to investigate and prosecute properly such criminal offenses; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature urges the boards of county commissioners of Clark and Washoe counties and the board of supervisors of Carson City to direct the action of their officers and employees to investigate and prosecute properly alleged criminal offenses involving:

      1.  The construction, sale, installation and servicing of mobile homes and mobile home accessories; and

      2.  The relationship of landlord and tenant in mobile home parks; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the district attorneys of Carson City and Clark and Washoe counties.

 

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FILE NUMBER 109, AJR 32

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 32–Assemblymen Barengo, Rusk, Mello, Sader, Prengaman, Beyer, Westall, Coulter, Nicholas and Cafferata

 

FILE NUMBER 109

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Protesting the release of water from Stampede Reservoir to promote the spawning of fish during a water shortage.

 

      Whereas, The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has requested the Secretary of the Interior to release 1,000 second-feet of water from Stampede Reservoir to attract the Cui-ui fish to make their spawning run from Pyramid Lake up the Truckee River; and

      Whereas, The Cui-ui are now able to spawn within the lake itself; and

      Whereas, The yield from Stampede Reservoir is predicted to be critically low for at least the upcoming year and water shortage is expected in the Truckee Meadows; and

      Whereas, This low yield may create an insufficient supply of water for agricultural, municipal and industrial use; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature hereby protests the release of water from Stampede Reservoir to promote the spawning of fish during a water shortage; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Secretary of the Interior is urged not to release water for this purpose during any period in which a water shortage exists; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted to the Secretary of the Interior and to every member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 110, AR 20

Assembly Resolution No. 20–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 110

 

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

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Velma Bishop is elected as an additional attache of the assembly for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 111, AR 21

Assembly Resolution No. 21–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 111

 

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 must be paid to the chief clerk of the assembly, Mouryne Landing, from the legislative fund the sum of $15 per day as a per diem expense allowance for the 61st session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 112, ACR 37

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 37–Assemblymen Bergevin, Nicholas and Glover

 

FILE NUMBER 112

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Recognizing Highway 50 Association’s wagon train.

 

      Whereas, The route of the pioneers of the great gold rush of California closely followed what is now U.S. Highway 50 over Spooner summit; and

      Whereas, The people of the states of Nevada and California share a common sense of pride in their heritage of settling and developing the West; and

      Whereas, Since 1949, the Highway 50 Association has sponsored an annual wagon train from Round Hill, Nevada, to Placerville, California, in honor of the pioneering trek of the “Goldrushers”; and

      Whereas More than 200 men, women and children will embark on June 21, 1981, in 30 covered wagons for this week-long journey accompanied by 150 horsemen in pioneer garb; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature takes great pride in recognizing the Highway 50 Association’s wagon train as an historic event of this state and urges the citizens of Nevada to observe and participate in this re-creation of one of the most exciting adventure stories of the development of the West.

 


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and urges the citizens of Nevada to observe and participate in this re-creation of one of the most exciting adventure stories of the development of the West.

 

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FILE NUMBER 113, AR 22

Assembly Resolution No. 22–Assemblymen Hayes, Hickey, Schofield, Thompson, Robinson, Banner, Ham, Coulter, Beyer, Jeffrey, Prengaman, Rackley, DuBois, Bennett, Chaney, Brady, Rusk, Vergiels, Horn, Cafferata, Polish, May, Bremner, Marvel, Kovacs, Malone, Bergevin, Nicholas, Westall, Mello, Dini, Glover, Stewart, Craddock, Foley, Sader, Rhoads, Redelsperger and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 113

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Mary Wells.

 

      Whereas, Mary Wells moved to Nevada in the early 1940’s with her husband and young son where she soon became involved in political activity both as a legislative advocate and a member of the Democratic Party; and

      Whereas, Following her family’s move to Las Vegas, Mrs. Wells was instrumental in establishing the Paradise Town Board and the Paradise Democratic Club to which she provided respected counsel until her recent death; and

      Whereas, It is the dedication and political expertise of persons like Mary Wells which make Nevada’s political system and process as open and responsive to its citizens as it is today; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of this body extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mary Wells; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the surviving family of the late Mary Wells.

 

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FILE NUMBER 114, SCR 52

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Senators Bilbray, Gibson, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 114

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late K. O. Knudson.

 

      Whereas, The members of this body sadly note the death of Kert Oscar Knudson, known affectionately by generations of students and teachers as “K. O.,” on April 11, 1981; and

      Whereas, Mr. Knudson, principal of Las Vegas’ Fifth Street Grammar School from 1926 to 1946, was Nevada’s oldest and most honored school official; and

      Whereas, He served Las Vegas schools for 33 years, retiring in 1959 after 13 years as director of audio-visual education; and

 


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      Whereas, He was first president of the Clark County Retired Teachers Association and was named a distinguished Nevadan by the board of regents of the University of Nevada in 1962; and

      Whereas, The gradual loss of his eyesight spurred Mr. Knudson’s interest in helping other persons without vision as head of the Nevada Federation of the Blind; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of this body appreciate the contributions of this great educator and extend their sincere condolences to the family of K. O. Knudson.

 

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FILE NUMBER 115, SCR 26

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Senators Getto, Glaser, Blakemore and Jacobsen

 

FILE NUMBER 115

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the board of regents of the University of Nevada to direct he school of medicine to assist in providing adequate health services to rural communities.

 

      Whereas, Most rural areas of this state lack adequate health services because of insufficient personnel and facilities; and

      Whereas, The lack of adequate health services in rural areas negatively affects the health and safety of residents and tourists in this state; and

      Whereas, Existing programs designed to deal with the problem of inadequate health services in rural areas are insufficient in scope and improperly coordinated; and

      Whereas, The legislature established a school of medicine at the University of Nevada to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health services throughout this state, and particularly in the rural communities, by providing programs of medical education and training for residents of this state and educational support for physicians and others providing health care and technical assistance for health facilities; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That this legislature respectfully requests the board of regents of the University of Nevada to direct the school of medicine to:

      1.  Assist rural communities in locating physicians and other persons to provide health care;

      2.  Assist physicians, physicians’ assistants and others in locating and residing in rural communities;

      3.  Provide technical assistance and consultation to rural communities to develop needed health services; and

      4.  Assist rural communities in locating persons to replace physicians during necessary absences and training; and be it further

      Resolved, That in order to establish a broad base of participation in its rural health programs, the school of medicine at the University of Nevada shall consult the state health coordinating council; and be it further

 


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      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the board of regents of the University of Nevada, the dean of the school of medicine and the chairman of the state health coordinating council.

 

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FILE NUMBER 116, SCR 27

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 116

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the supreme court to provide a special provision for appeal in probate matters.

 

      Whereas, Rule 4(a) of the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure applies to all appeals in civil cases; and

      Whereas, This rule requires the filing of a notice of appeal within 30 days after the date of service of written notice of the entry of judgment or order appealed from; and

      Whereas, In matters of probate a written notice of the entry of an order or a decree is not usually provided; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature requests the supreme court to provide specially in Rule 4(a) of the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure for appeals in probate matters.

 

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FILE NUMBER 117, SCR 55

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 55–Senators Lamb, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 117

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Mrs. Helen C. Cannon for her distinguished service to Clark County schools.

 

      Whereas, Mrs. Helen C. Cannon’s belief in the importance of education underscored the commitment of her life to the education of the children of Clark County; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Cannon’s participation in the system of public education has greatly benefited the students of Clark County; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Cannon has served two terms as president, three terms as vice president and three terms as clerk of the board of trustees of the Clark County school district; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Cannon has served on the board of the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association and as president and legislative chairman of the Nevada School Boards Association; and

      Whereas, The board of trustees of the Clark County school district has nominated Mrs. Cannon for the 1980 Distinguished Service to Education Award of the Nevada School Boards Association; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby commends Mrs. Helen C. Cannon for her distinguished and dedicated service to the schools of Clark County.

 

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FILE NUMBER 118, SCR 58

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 58–Senators Faiss, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 118

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Mrs. Mitzi Grune.

 

      Whereas, Mrs. Mitzi Grune was a dedicated and valuable member of Citizens for Mass Transit in the Las Vegas area; and

      Whereas, Until her untimely death, Mitzi Grune devoted her efforts to improving the responsiveness of public agencies and officials to the concerns of older residents; and

      Whereas, Mitzi Grune’s courage to speak out persistently until her positions were heard and changes in policy were made earned her the respect of public officials involved in programs for older residents; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature commends the dedicated and courageous efforts of the late Mrs. Mitzi Grune on behalf of the older residents of this state and expresses its sincere condolences to her family; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the surviving family of Mrs. Mitzi Grune.

 

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FILE NUMBER 119, AJR 24 of the 60th Session

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 24 of the 60th Session–Assemblymen Hickey, Getto, Bremner, May, Banner, Hayes, Brady, Sena, Bennett, Stewart, Jeffrey, Cavnar, Craddock, Glover, Bergevin, Harmon, Westall, Mann, Rusk, Marvel, Polish, Vergiels, Mello and Weise

 

FILE NUMBER 119

 

[To go on 1982 general election ballot]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the state boundary, to adjust the constitutional boundary of the state to the actual boundary.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 1 of article 14 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

 


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      Section 1.  The boundary of the State of Nevada [shall be] is as follows:

      Commencing at a point formed by the intersection of the [thirty eighth degree of Longitude West from Washington with the Thirty Seventh degree of North latitude; Thence due West along said thirty seventh degree of North latitude to the eastern boundary line of the State of California;] forty-third degree of longitude West from Washington with the forty-second degree of North latitude; thence due East along the forty-second degree of North latitude to its intersection with the thirty-seventh degree of longitude West from Washington; thence South on the thirty-seventh degree of longitude West from Washington to its intersection with the middle line of the Colorado River of the West; thence down the middle line of the Colorado River of the West to its intersection with the Eastern boundary of the State of California; thence in a North Westerly direction along [said] the Eastern boundary line of the State of California to the [forty third] forty-third degree of Longitude West from Washington; Thence North along [said forty third] the forty-third degree of West Longitude, and [said] the Eastern boundary line of the State of California to the [forty second degree of North Latitude; Thence due East along the said forty second degree of North Latitude to a point formed by its intersection with the aforesaid thirty eighth degree of Longitude west from Washington; Thence due South down said thirty eighth degree of West Longitude to the] place of beginning. [And whensoever Congress shall authorize the addition to the Territory or State of Nevada of any portion of the territory on the Easterly border of the foregoing defined limits, not exceeding in extent one degree of Longitude, the same shall thereupon be embraced within, and become a part of this State. And furthermore Provided, that all such] All territory [,] lying West of and adjoining the boundary line herein prescribed, which the State of California may relinquish to the Territory or State of Nevada, shall thereupon be embraced within and constitute a part of this State.

 

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FILE NUMBER 120, ACR 31

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Assemblymen Rhoads and Marvel

 

FILE NUMBER 120

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Supporting the development of recreational facilities based on water.

 

      Whereas, Additional facilities are needed within the state of Nevada to increase the opportunity to engage in water-related recreational activities; and

      Whereas, The climate of Nevada permits the enjoyment of water-related activities and sports throughout most of the year by residents and visitors from other states and nations alike; and

      Whereas, Further development of Nevada’s waterways for recreational purposes can also benefit the state’s basic agricultural enterprises; and

 


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      Whereas, The growth of mining enterprises and the prospective effects of the “MX” missile system further indicate the need to develop additional recreational facilities based on water; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby encourages the development of water resources within the state for recreational uses, supports the Humboldt River Flood Control Project and the Rock Creek Project, and urges the development of other similar projects; and be it further

      Resolved, That the division of state parks and the division of water planning of the state department of conservation and natural resources, and all other related state agencies, include these projects and the development of other facilities for water-related recreational activities in their long-range planning.

 

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FILE NUMBER 121, ACR 38

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Assemblymen Barengo, Hayes, Mello, Malone, Banner, Coulter, Ham, Beyer, Schofield, Jeffrey, Rusk, Brady, Bennett, Rackley, DuBois, Chaney, Redelsperger, Prengaman, Robinson, Polish, Marvel, Cafferata, Hickey, May, Horn, Vergiels, Glover, Stewart, Craddock, Sader, Rhoads, Westall, Nicholas, Bergevin, Kovacs, Bremner, Price, Dini, Thompson and Foley

 

FILE NUMBER 121

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending A. A. “Bud” Campos for his services in the field of corrections.

 

      Whereas, A. A. “Bud” Campos has devoted most of his life to making improvements in the field of correctional systems; and

      Whereas, Bud Campos has served the people of Nevada for 10 years with distinction as the chief of the department of probation and parole; and

      Whereas, In those 10 years he has transformed the department from a small agency operating through outdated methods into the vanguard of agencies in the field of corrections; and

      Whereas, Bud Campos has developed and carried out many innovative programs, for example, the Volunteers in Probation, a program in which volunteers are trained to assist in the rehabilitation of adult offenders; and

      Whereas, Bud Campos has established a system for the classification of public offenders, by which the degree of supervision required for individual offenders is determined; and

      Whereas, Bud Campos has established formal programs of training for his staff, with resulting increase in the effectiveness of the department; and

      Whereas, Bud Campos’ dedication and effectiveness have received national recognition; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature commend A.

 


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A. A. “Bud” Campos for his many years of public service and particularly for his innovative leadership and outstanding contributions in the field of corrections; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mr. A. A. “Bud” Campos.

 

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FILE NUMBER 122, ACR 42

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 42–Assemblymen Jeffrey, Thompson, Banner, Bennett, Bergevin, Beyer, Brady, Bremner, Cafferata, Chaney, Coulter, Craddock, Dini, DuBois, Foley, Glover, Ham, Hayes, Hickey, Horn, Kovacs, Malone, Marvel, May, Mello, Nicholas, Polish, Prengaman, Price, Rackley, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Rusk, Sader, Schofield, Stewart, Vergiels, Westall and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 122

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Morry Zenoff, newspaper publisher, for his contributions to the cities of Boulder City and Henderson and to the state.

 

      Whereas, Morry Zenoff purchased the Boulder City News in 1948 and established the Henderson Home News in 1949 as informational and educational publications for the residents of those cities; and

      Whereas, He has worked closely with persons responsible for transferring control of Boulder City from the Federal Government to its citizens; and

      Whereas, Morry Zenoff has been influential in the incorporation, growth and progress of the City of Henderson; and

      Whereas, During the 33 years of his residency in the Boulder City and Henderson area, Morry Zenoff kept his commitment to the high standards of journalism by using the newspapers of Boulder City and Henderson to encourage, influence and inform his fellow citizens on issues and events taking place locally, in the state, the nation and the world; and

      Whereas, For these professional achievements he has received the John Zenger award which reflects the recognition of his chosen profession of journalism; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, The Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby commends Mr. Morry Zenoff for his contributions in fostering the progress of the cities of Boulder City and Henderson as well as the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 123, SCR 59

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 59–Senators Faiss, Glaser, Gibson, Neal, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Ford, Getto, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 123

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging support for a national memorial to the veterans of the Vietnam War.

 

      Whereas, A national effort is underway to raise money to construct a memorial to the veterans of the Vietnam War and this effort is led by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and

      Whereas, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is a private, nonprofit and tax-exempt corporation established solely to erect a national monument to the American servicemen who served in Vietnam; and

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States has contributed land within the nation’s capital upon which the memorial may be erected, but the erection of the memorial depends solely upon the contributions of private persons; and

      Whereas, With sufficient contributions, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will erect a memorial to those who served in Vietnam upon which will be inscribed the names of the 57,661 Americans who died in that distant country as a silent reminder to the living of the noble sacrifices of those who served their country; and

      Whereas, The war in Vietnam was one of heroism and sacrifice, but was also one which divided our country and robbed all veterans of that war of the soldierly acclaim they deserve; and

      Whereas, The memorial to be built by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the first public recognition by our country of the debt of honor it owes to those who served; and

      Whereas, The names of the 145 Nevadans who died serving their country in Vietnam will be included among those inscribed upon the monument; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the Nevada legislature hereby recognize the national effort to construct a memorial to the veterans of the Vietnam War and encourage all Nevadans to support the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in its efforts to raise the necessary money for the memorial; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

 

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FILE NUMBER 124, AR 23

Assembly Resolution No. 23–Assemblymen Prengaman, Schofield, Redelsperger, Rackley, Jeffrey, Sader, Foley, Thompson, Dini, Malone, Stewart, Beyer, Ham, Coulter, Banner, Hayes, Rhoads, Kovacs, Bremner, Rusk, Brady, Chaney, DuBois, Glover, Mello, Vergiels, Westall, Nicholas, May, Horn, Price, Hickey, Bergevin, Cafferata, Marvel, Polish, Robinson and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 124

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Thanking the kindergarten class at the Jessie Beck School for the spring flowers and paintings.

 

      Whereas, The children of the kindergarten class at the Jessie Beck School in Reno, Nevada, with their teacher Betty Morris, presented each member of the assembly with a fingerpainting commemorating spring; and

      Whereas, The children also presented each assemblyman with a lovely basket of spring flowers; and

      Whereas, The members of the assembly sincerely enjoyed the fingerpaintings and the flowers; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the assembly of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature wish to thank the children of the kindergarten class at the Jessie Beck School in Reno, Nevada, and their teacher Betty Morris for their pleasant reminders of spring and May Day; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the kindergarten class at the Jessie Beck School in Reno, Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 125, SR 12

Senate Resolution No. 12–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 125

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Adding a new standing rule which provides the procedure for deciding contests of election.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Senate Standing Rules are amended by adding Senate Standing Rule 130 to read as follows:

 

D.  Contests of Election

 

130

Procedure.

      1.  The Senate shall not dismiss a statement of contest for want of form if any ground of contest is alleged with sufficient certainty to inform the defendant of the charges he is required to meet. The following grounds are sufficient, but are not exclusive:

      (a) That the election board or any member thereof was guilty of malfeasance.

      (b) That a person who has been declared elected to an office was not at the time of election eligible to that office.

      (c) That illegal votes were cast and counted for the defendant, which, if taken from him, will reduce the number of his legal votes below the number necessary to elect him.

 


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if taken from him, will reduce the number of his legal votes below the number necessary to elect him.

      (d) That the election board, in conducting the election or in canvassing the returns, made errors sufficient to change the result of the election as to any person who has been declared elected.

      (e) That the defendant has given, or offered to give, to any person a bribe for the purpose of procuring his election.

      (f) That there was a possible malfunction of any voting or counting device.

      2.  The contest must be submitted so far as may be possible upon depositions or by written or oral arguments as the Senate may order. Any party to a contest may take the deposition of any witness at any time after the statement of contest is filed with the secretary of state and before the contest is finally decided. At least 5 days’ notice must be given to the prospective deponent and to the other party. If oral statements are made at any hearing before the Senate or a committee thereof which purport to establish matters of fact, they must be made under oath. Strict rules of evidence do not apply.

      3.  The contestant has the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such nature as to establish the probability that the result of the election was changed thereby. After consideration of all the evidence, the Senate shall declare the defendant elected unless the Senate finds from the evidence that a person other than the defendant received the greatest number of legal votes, in which case the Senate shall declare that person elected.

 

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FILE NUMBER 126, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities

 

FILE NUMBER 126

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Nevada state library and the department of education to develop joint or shared use of the facilities, staffs or other resources of school and public libraries.

 

      Whereas, There is a growing concern and necessity to limit government spending while still maintaining a certain standard of integrity for the provision of essential services which have been provided in the past by federal, state and local governments; and

      Whereas, In Nevada, educators and school librarians as well as librarians of public libraries are especially aware of the importance of scrutinizing budgets to obtain the maximum benefits from tax dollars spent; and

      Whereas, Representatives of the schools and the public libraries have expressed an interest in investigating the possibilities of combining their resources and thereby improving their library services while at the same time effecting economies as a result of the joint effort; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That representatives from the Nevada state library and the department of education are hereby directed to develop, where possible, joint or shared use of their respective facilities, staffs, materials and other resources in an attempt to provide the greatest practicable benefits to both public schools and public libraries; and be it further

      Resolved, That this development include ways of financing any system of joint or shared use; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the state librarian and the superintendent of public instruction.

 

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FILE NUMBER 127, SCR 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 127

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Amending Joint Rule 11 to permit the chairman of the legislative commission to appoint an alternate member to replace a member who is no longer a legislator or who is unable to attend a meeting, and establishing certain procedures to be followed by the chairman in the appointment.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That Joint Rule 11 of the 61st session is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

11

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION

 

      1.  When members of the minority party in the Senate or in the Assembly comprise less than 34 percent of the total number elected to that house, minority party membership for that house on the Legislative Commission [shall] must be:

      (a) One, if such membership is less than 21 percent.

      (b) Two, if such membership is between 21 percent and 33 percent.

If the members of the minority party in the Senate or in the Assembly comprise more than 33 percent of the total number elected to that house, minority party membership for that house on the Commission [shall] must be three, being equal to the membership of the majority party.

      2.  Each house shall select one or more alternate members for each member from that house, designating them according to party or according to the individual member whom the alternate would replace.

      3.  A vacancy in the regular Senate or Assembly membership created by death or by resignation or by the legislator’s ceasing to be a member of the Legislature shall be filled by the proper alternate member as designated by that house. If there is no proper alternate member, the Legislative Commission shall fill the vacancy by appointing a senator or assemblyman of the same party.

      4.  If for any reason a member is or will be absent from a meeting and there are no alternates available, the chairman of the commission may appoint a member of the same house and political party to attend the meeting as an alternate.

 


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and there are no alternates available, the chairman of the commission may appoint a member of the same house and political party to attend the meeting as an alternate.

      5.  The members shall serve until their successors are appointed by resolution as provided in NRS 218.660, notwithstanding that their terms of office may have expired, except that the membership of any member who does not become a candidate for reelection or who is defeated for reelection shall terminate on the day next after the election and the vacancy shall be filled as provided in this rule.

      [5.]6.  The chairman shall be selected at the first meeting of the newly formed Legislative Commission and shall serve until his successor is appointed following the formation of the next Legislative Commission.

 

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FILE NUMBER 128, AR 24

Assembly Resolution No. 24–Assemblymen Polish, Mello, Banner, Bennett, Bergevin, Beyer, Brady, Bremner, Cafferata, Chaney, Coulter, Dini, DuBois, Foley, Glover, Ham, Hayes, Hickey, Horn, Jeffrey, Kovacs, Malone, Marvel, May, Nicholas, Prengaman, Price, Rackley, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Robinson, Rusk, Sader, Schofield, Stewart, Thompson, Vergiels, Westall and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 128

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Michael Marich, former White Pine county commissioner.

 

      Whereas, This body joins the White Pine County residents in their deep sense of loss over the untimely death of their county commissioner, Michael Marich; and

      Whereas, Mr. Marich, fondly known as “Mike” by all his friends and colleagues, was a native of Ely and knew almost everyone in the county; and

      Whereas, Mike Marich was one of White Pine County’s most enthusiastic and civic-minded residents and had been on the board of county commissioners for 2 years; and

      Whereas, Mr. Marich worked many years in the Kennecott Copper Corporation mining operation and had served for many years as a union official representing thousands of miners; and

      Whereas, Mr. Marich played a significant part in calming residents’ fears after the potentially disastrous closing of most of that mining operation; and

      Whereas, Mike Marich was one of the people who helped to plan one of White Pine County’s most ingenious solutions for the loss of Kennecott, the development of a huge power plant in the county; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the sincere condolences of the members of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature are extended to the family of the late Michael “Mike” Marich; 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 surviving family of Mike Marich.

 

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FILE NUMBER 129, AJR 24

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 24–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 129

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 24 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, prohibiting lotteries, by authorizing raffles for charity.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 24 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec:]Sec. 24.  [No lottery shall be authorized by this State, nor shall the sale of lottery tickets be allowed.] The legislature may authorize only persons engaged in charitable activities or other activities not for profit to conduct lotteries on their own behalf if the net proceeds are used for charitable purposes or for an activity conducted in this state not for profit and may provide by law for the regulation of these lotteries. The state and its political subdivision shall not conduct a lottery.

 

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FILE NUMBER 130, SCR 61

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 61–Senators Getto, Neal, Kosinski, Raggio, Bilbray, Don Ashworth, Close, Keith Ashworth, Blakemore, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Lamb, McCorkle, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 130

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Wishing Pope John Paul II a speedy recovery.

 

      Whereas, On Wednesday, May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, was shot twice by an assailant while giving his weekly general audience in Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City; and

      Whereas, He was seriously injured by the gunfire and required immediate surgery; and

      Whereas, Pope John Paul II by his endeavors to achieve harmony and peace in the world is an inspiration to all persons irrespective of their religious convictions or affiliation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the Nevada legislature hereby express their shock at the attack upon Pope John Paul II and wish him a speedy recovery from his injuries.

 

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FILE NUMBER 131, AJR 36

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 36–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 131

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Expressing to Congress this legislature’s opposition to federal control of public retirement systems.

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States is considering legislation to provide for certain federal control over state and local retirement systems for public employees, and the proposed legislation would create a new federal agency to be designated the Employee Benefit Administration; and

      Whereas, The proposed new agency would be empowered to adopt and enforce regulations governing public retirement systems, and would require the public retirement systems to submit additional actuarial and informational reports to the federal agency, thus imposing additional costs upon those systems; and

      Whereas, Enactment of the proposed legislation would have the effect of shifting the traditional jurisdiction over those public retirement systems from the state governments to the Federal Government; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature strongly opposes any federal legislation which would provide for federal control over the public retirement systems of the states and their local governments; and be it further

      Resolved, That this legislature expresses its opinion that jurisdiction over those public retirement systems ought to remain with the states; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the United States, to each member of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, and to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, the National Conference on Teacher Retirement, the National Conference of Public Employee Retirement Systems, and the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 132, AJR 34

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 34–Assemblymen Cafferata, Rusk, May, Brady, Malone, Hayes, Bennett, Craddock, Robinson, Marvel, Kovacs, Ham, Stewart, Polish, Bergevin, Price, Hickey, Nicholas, Westall, Horn, Vergiels, Rackley, Redelsperger, Beyer, Sader, Glover, Thompson, Mello, Schofield, Jeffrey, Prengaman, Dini, DuBois, Chaney, Banner, Rhoads, Coulter, Bremner and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 132

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to repeal federal estate and gift taxes.

 

      Whereas, It is a matter of utmost importance to revitalize the American economy; and

 


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      Whereas, Stronger incentives for the accumulation of capital through greater productivity and hard work would promote increased investment in our economy; and

      Whereas, The federal taxes on estates and gifts weaken the incentive to accumulate the capital necessary for investment by taxing the right to transfer property and constitute a restraint on the exercise of this right which is unrelated to any important national policy; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature memorializes the Congress of the United States to repeal the provisions of law which provide for federal taxation of estates and gifts; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 133, AR 25

Assembly Resolution No. 25–Assemblymen Nicholas, Dini, Bergevin and Glover

 

FILE NUMBER 133

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Expressing the Nevada assembly’s interpretation of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact.

 

      Whereas, On December 19, 1980, the President of the United States signed Public Law 96-551, 94 Stat. 3233, which culminated efforts to revise the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and redesign a bistate agency to protect and preserve the natural beauty at Lake Tahoe while also protecting the personal and private rights of the citizens within the Lake Tahoe Basin; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada expressed its support for revising the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact by meeting in special session on September 13, 1980, and adopting Assembly Bill No. 1 which was the only issue considered during the special session; and

      Whereas, The deliberations associated with the adoption of Assembly Bill No. 1 are recorded in the journals of the assembly and senate for September 13, 1980; and

      Whereas, It has become necessary for the assembly to restate more explicitly its intent and understanding of two elements within the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That this body declares that the following two points are assumptions upon which the revisions to the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact were based and enacted:

      1.  Construction of a single-family residence on a lot does not require preparation of an environmental impact statement, whether the subdivision was approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency or any other body which was authorized by law to approve subdivisions at the time that the approval was granted.

 


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any other body which was authorized by law to approve subdivisions at the time that the approval was granted.

      2.  The revised Tahoe Regional Planning Compact does not require that any set of standards or plan for air, water or environmental quality be uniform throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin, and it acknowledges in subdivisions (e) and (f) of Article V the different standards and plans which exist in different portions of the basin. Specifically, the revised compact does not require or infer that the elements of the California plan for management of water quality be applied in Nevada. It is the understanding of the assembly that the elements of the California plan for management of water quality will not be applied in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to each member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency who represents Nevada or a portion of Nevada so that the wishes of the assembly may be complied with.

 

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FILE NUMBER 134, SCR 62

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 62–Senators Wagner, Wilson, McCorkle, Raggio and Kosinski

 

FILE NUMBER 134

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the support of the legislature for using the old Reno post office for cultural purposes.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada legislature recognizes that a community project is underway in Reno to enhance cultural opportunities in the central section of the city; and

      Whereas, The old United States post office which is located on the south side of the Truckee River bounded by Virginia, Center and Mill streets is within this section of the city; and

      Whereas, It is vital to the interest of the community that any unused portion of the post office be dedicated for community use in harmony with the planned program for beautification of the central section and the construction of a cultural complex in an area adjacent to the post office; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby expresses its support for using any available space in the old Reno post office for cultural purposes so as to enhance cultural opportunities for Reno, Washoe County and northern Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 135, SR 13

Senate Resolution No. 13–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 135

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Providing for the appointment of an additional senate attache.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Alfred Perondi is elected as an additional attache of the senate for the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 136, SCR 60

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 60–Senators Close, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 136

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the governor to name a certain state building in Clark County after Mr. A. A. “Bud” Campos.

 

      Whereas, Bud Campos has served the people of Nevada for 10 years with distinction as the chief of the department of probation and parole; and

      Whereas, In those 10 years he has transformed the department from a small agency operating through outdated methods into a modern agency which provides outstanding services in the field of corrections; and

      Whereas, Twenty years ago the state building located in Las Vegas at 215 East Bonanza Road contained almost all the state offices in Clark County, including the office of two probation and parole officers; and

      Whereas, The building is now being renovated and upon its reoccupancy will be used to provide offices for approximately 80 probation and parole officers; and

      Whereas, The current purpose of this building reflects the growth of the department of probation and parole under the leadership of “Bud” Campos; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature believe that it would be fitting to have the state building located at 215 East Bonanza Road in Las Vegas named for Mr. A. A. “Bud” Campos; and be it further

      Resolved, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature request the governor to name that building in honor of Bud Campos; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the governor and Mr. A. A. “Bud” Campos.

 

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FILE NUMBER 137, AJR 30

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 30–Assemblymen Rusk and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 137

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to remove the prohibition against increasing judges or changing the number of judicial districts during the term of an incumbent.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 5 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      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] provision for diminishing the number of judges may take 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 6 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] empaneling of Grand Juries and the presentment and trial on indictments, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by law.

 

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FILE NUMBER 138, ACR 35

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 138

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing the expenditure by the state public works board of additional federal money for the capital improvement project at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Stead.

 

      Whereas, A sum of money was appropriated from the state general fund to the state public works board in subsection 3 of section 1 of chapter 478, Statutes of Nevada 1977, for the construction of improvements at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Stead (project No. 77–34) and a further sum of money made available by the Federal Government was later authorized by the interim finance committee for expenditure for the same project, which sums total $1,892,859; and

      Whereas, An additional sum of money in the amount of $850,624 has been made available by the Federal Government for that project; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That there is hereby authorized for expenditure by the state public works board for the construction of improvements at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Stead (project No. 77–34) the sum of $850,624 from federal money received under the authority of chapter 341 of NRS and available for this purpose.

 

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FILE NUMBER 139, ACR 51

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 51–Committee on Elections

 

FILE NUMBER 139

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the assembly from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 541.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 541 has passed both houses of the 61st session of the legislature, has been enrolled and delivered to the governor; and

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 541 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. 541 for further consideration.

 

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FILE NUMBER 140, AR 27

Assembly Resolution No. 27–Assemblymen Mello, Polish and Dini

 

FILE NUMBER 140

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Alf Sorensen.

 

      Whereas, Alf Sorensen, a native Nevadan, was born August 24, 1916; and

 


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      Whereas, Alf Sorensen was an outstanding athlete who played for the University of Nevada and coached at Sparks High School; and

      Whereas, In spite of a tragic accident which physically disabled him, Alf maintained his great interest in sports, and his continued cheerfulness, grace and unquenchable enthusiasm for life served for many years to inspire and endear him to the people of his community; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Nevada legislature hereby expresses its sympathy to the family of the late Alf Sorensen; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit copies of this resolution to the family of the late Alf Sorensen.

 

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FILE NUMBER 141, SCR 24

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 141

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the employment of technical assistants by the senate and assembly committees on taxation during the 1981 session of the legislature.

 

      Whereas, Several bills have been introduced in each house of the legislature proposing, in various ways, amendments to special and general laws relating to taxation in this state; and

      Whereas, Because of the number and complexity of the contents of these bills, the use of specialized assistants by the senate and assembly committees on taxation in the circumstances will increase the efficiency of the legislative process; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That immediately upon the adoption of this resolution by the Senate and Assembly, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Taxation and the chairman of the Assembly Committee on Taxation are authorized to expend from the legislative fund not more than $6,500 each for the employment of specialized assistants to assist them in reviewing the bills before them.

 

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FILE NUMBER 142, SCR 53

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 53–Senator Kosinski

 

FILE NUMBER 142

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Council of State Governments and the National Conference of State Legislatures to study the feasibility of holding regional primaries for presidential candidates.

 

      Whereas, The existing system of conducting presidential primaries on a state-by-state basis makes campaigning by the candidates an excessively long and expensive process; and

      Whereas, The lack of uniformity among the states with respect to the consequences of winning a primary as well as rules for qualifying as a candidate undermines the representative character of popular elections; and

 

 


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consequences of winning a primary as well as rules for qualifying as a candidate undermines the representative character of popular elections; and

      Whereas, Candidates often must select the primaries in which they will participate based on considerations of how much money they can devote to smaller states with few delegates; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby requests the Council of State Governments and the National Conference of State Legislatures to study the feasibility of replacing the existing method of conducting primaries for presidential candidates with a system of regional primaries and present their reports and recommendations to the state legislatures before January 1, 1983; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to communicate this request to the Council of State Governments and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

 

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FILE NUMBER 143, SCR 67

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 67–Senators Wilson, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio and Wagner

 

FILE NUMBER 143

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Sister Mary Seraphine for her 50 years of service to the people of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine of the Order of Preachers of the Dominican Sisters has served the people of the State of Nevada with love, compassion and kindness in various positions of responsibility at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Reno; and

      Whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine, O.P., has unselfishly served the people of Nevada for 50 continuous years since her arrival in this state on July 26, 1931; and

      Whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine was born Kathleen Murray in Oakland, California, on December 13, 1891, and entered the Convent of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, California, in 1917; and

      Whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine has been active in providing health care to the people of Nevada, has served on numerous boards and has held office in the Nevada Hospital Association; and

      Whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine established the Saint Mary’s Hospital Guild in 1951, and has received numerous awards for her service to the community; and

      Whereas, Sister Mary Seraphine has, throughout her life’s work, demonstrated the kindness, compassion and love for her fellow man that has endeared her to all residents of this state and has served as an example for all Nevadans to follow; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of this legislature commend Sister Mary Seraphine, O.P., for her many years of public service to the people of Nevada, and particularly for her outstanding achievements in health care, and extend to her the gratitude of the people of this state; and be it further

 

 


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and particularly for her outstanding achievements in health care, and extend to her the gratitude of the people of this state; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Sister Mary Seraphine.

 

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FILE NUMBER 144, SCR 68

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 68–Senators McCorkle, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 144

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg of the desert research institute for his work on the concept of magnetic insulation of intense ion beams for use in the production of energy, missile defense and space propulsion.

 

      Whereas, Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg has been a professor at the desert research institute of the University of Nevada since 1963; and

      Whereas, While working in Nevada Dr. Winterberg has furthered an international reputation for substantial contributions in the field of high energy physics; and

      Whereas, His creation in 1969 of the concept of using magnetic insulation to concentrate intense beams of ions won him the 1979 Gold Medal of the Wernher von Braun-Hermann Oberth International Space Flight Foundation; and

      Whereas, Dr. Winterberg’s pioneering research on the production and use of powerful ion beams has led to significant advances in the development of controlled nuclear fusion as a clean and virtually limitless source of energy, toward the potential use of charged particle beam weapons for defense against ballistic missiles and toward the consideration of such beams as an economical propulsion system in the future for the transportation of industrial payloads in space; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature recognizes that the special achievements of Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg in the field of high energy physics have brought distinction to this state, to the University of Nevada and to the desert research institute, and commends him especially for his work on the concept of magnetic insulation of ion beams and its contribution to the effort to find solutions for the crucial national problems of energy production and defense.

 

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FILE NUMBER 145, AJR 42

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 42–Assemblymen Vergiels, Hickey, Horn, Banner, Coulter, Schofield, Robinson, Hayes, Jeffrey, Bennett, Chaney, Polish, May, Kovacs, Bremner, Mello, Dini, Westall, Thompson, Stewart, Foley, Craddock, Sader, Barengo, Price and Glover

 

FILE NUMBER 145

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to balance the federal budget.

 

      Whereas, Proper economic planning, fiscal prudence and common sense require that the federal budget include all federal spending and be in balance; and

      Whereas, The annual federal budgets continually reflect the unwillingness or inability of the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government to balance the budget; and

      Whereas, The national debt now amounts to hundreds of billions of dollars and is increasing enormously each year as federal expenditures exceed federal revenues; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature hereby calls upon the Congress of the United States to develop a fiscal program to balance the federal budget and gradually reduce the national debt; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 146, ACR 52

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 146

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the assembly from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 360.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 360 has passed both houses of the 61st session of the legislature, has been enrolled and delivered to the governor; and

      Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 360 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. 360 for further consideration.

 

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FILE NUMBER 147, ACR 41

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 147

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Authorizing expenditure from the legislative fund to pay for shipping and binding the remaining copies of the Marsh papers.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That expenditure of money from the legislative fund, in an amount not to exceed $8,500, is hereby authorized to pay the cost of shipping and binding the remaining copies of the Marsh papers.

 

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FILE NUMBER 148, SJR 17

Senate Joint Resolution No. 17–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 148

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to provide for management of state lands for recreational and other purposes, and to restrict the disposal and use of proceeds of the lands.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That a new article designated Article 20 be added to the constitution of the State of Nevada to read as follows:

 

Article 20.

 

      Section 1.  The lands which are owned or held in trust by this state must be managed for the purposes of recreation, grazing, forestry, mining and the conservation of water and wildlife and to effect the greatest number and best uses of the lands which are economical and protect the productivity of the lands.

      Sec. 2.  The proceeds from sales of lands granted to this state by Congress, after deducting the costs of the sales, must be used first in the manner imposed as a condition of granting the lands, and any surplus must be distributed as provided by Article 11 of this Constitution. All other revenue which is derived from those lands, including revenue from oil and gas, mineral, geothermal and grazing leases and sales of timber and gravel, after deducting the costs of managing those lands, must be used first in the manner imposed as a condition of granting the lands, and any surplus, if the lands were obtained before July 1, 1981, must be distributed as provided by Article 11 of this Constitution, and if obtained on or after July 1, 1981, after deducting payments to local governments in lieu of taxes on those lands and other deductions permitted by law, may be used by the state without restriction.

      Sec. 3.  The legislature shall provide by law for the issuance of patents and the reservation of easements and other property interests which assure public access to federal and state lands upon the disposal of lands granted to this state by Congress. No parcel of land may be sold or otherwise disposed of except:

 


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      1.  For the expansion of cities and towns or, if necessary, for commercial purposes, if approved individually by the legislature by law.

      2.  For agricultural purposes if found suitable and certified to have water available for that purpose by an officer or officers charged by law with those duties, if approved individually by the legislature by law.

      3.  For sale or lease to an agency or political subdivision of this state or nonprofit corporation or association for public and recreational purposes, upon the advice of the state agency charged with the management of the lands, if approved individually as provided by law.

      4.  For use by an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government, upon the advice of the state agency charged by law with that duty, if approved individually by the legislature by law.

      5.  For mining claims which are located or patented pursuant to federal or state law, and for leases for the extraction of minerals, oil or gas or the use of geothermal energy pursuant to state law. Provision must be made for the reservation or sale of rights to minerals known to exist in the lands when disposed of by the state in any manner other than by location or patent.

      6.  By leases for the grazing of livestock, upon the advice of the state agency charged with the management of the lands, if approved individually as provided by law.

      7.  By other leases and easements and rights of way for a period not to exceed 99 years if the rental is at fair market value and is revalued at intervals not to exceed 5 years, upon the advice of the state agency charged with the management of the lands, if approved individually by the legislature by law.

      8.  By exchanges, for the purpose of consolidation and better management and use of the land, for parcels of equivalent size or value, upon the advice of the state agency charged with the management of the lands, if approved individually by the legislature by law.

      9.  For sales of land in parcels not larger than a nominal section which, because of their location or other characteristics, are difficult and uneconomic to manage, upon the advice of the state agency charged with the management of the lands, if approved individually by the legislature by law.

The legislature shall provide by law for local governments within whose jurisdictions the lands are located to make recommendations concerning sales or other disposals of those lands.

and be it further

      Resolved, That section 3 of article 11 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Section]Sec. 3.  [All lands, including the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections in any township donated for the benefit of public schools in the act of the Thirty-eighth Congress, to enable the people of Nevada Territory to form a state government, the thirty thousand acres of public lands granted by an act of Congress, approved July second, A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty-two, for each senator and representative in Congress, and all proceeds of lands that have been or may hereafter be granted or appropriated by the United States to this state, and also the five hundred thousand acres of land granted to the new states under the act of Congress distributing the proceeds of the public lands among the several states of the union, approved A.D.

 


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act of Congress distributing the proceeds of the public lands among the several states of the union, approved A.D. eighteen hundred and forty-one; provided, that Congress make provision for or authorize such diversion to be made for the purpose herein contained; all estates that may escheat to the state; all of such per centum as may be granted by Congress on the sale of lands; all fines collected under the penal laws of the state; all property given or bequeathed to the state for educational purposes, and all proceeds derived from any or all of said sources shall be and the same are hereby solemnly pledged for educational purposes, and shall not be transferred to any other funds for other uses; and the interest thereon shall, from time to time, be apportioned among the several counties as the legislature may provide by law; and the legislature shall provide for the sale of floating land warrants to cover the aforesaid lands, and for the investment of all proceeds derived from any of the above-mentioned sources; provided, that the interest only of the aforesaid proceeds shall be used for educational purposes, and any surplus interest shall be added to the principal sum; and provided further, that such portion of said interest as may be necessary may be appropriated for the support of the state university.] The proceeds from the sales of all lands granted by Congress to this state without restriction or for educational purposes, all estates that escheat to the state and all property given or bequeathed to the state for educational purposes, together with all fines collected under the penal laws of the state and that percentage of the proceeds from the sale of federal lands which has been granted by Congress to this state without restriction or for educational purposes, are hereby pledged for educational purposes and must not be transferred to other funds for other uses. The legislature shall provide by law for the investment of the money pledged for educational purposes. The interest only on that money and the revenue from lands which were obtained by the state before July 1, 1981, must be apportioned by the legislature among the several counties, and, if necessary, a portion of that interest and revenue may be appropriated for the support of the state university, but any of that interest or revenue which is unexpended at the end of any year must be added to the principal sum pledged for educational purposes.

and be it further

      Resolved, That the changes proposed in the two preceding clauses of resolve form a single amendment and must be submitted for ratification by the people at the same election.

 

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FILE NUMBER 149, SJR 21

Senate Joint Resolution No. 21–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 149

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution and to provide for the taxation of minerals by value.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly 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.  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] property for which specific provision is made in this section.

      2.  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. [Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the]

      3.  The legislature shall provide by law for the taxation of minerals, including without limitation coal, oil, natural gas and other hydrocarbons, at a rate not greater than 5 percent of their value as net proceeds.

      4.  The legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used.

      5.  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.

      6.  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.

 


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taxation of motor vehicles, which rate shall not exceed five cents on one dollar of assessed valuation.

      7.  The legislature shall provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock.

      8.  No inheritance or estate tax shall ever be levied. [, and there shall also be excepted such property as may be exempted by law]

      9.  The legislature may exempt by law property used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific or other charitable purposes.

 

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FILE NUMBER 150, SJR 6 of the 60th Session

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6 of the 60th Session–Senators Glaser, Dodge, Raggio, Sloan, Kosinski and Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 150

 

[To go on 1982 general election ballot]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to taxation, by authorizing the imposition of an estate tax not greater than the credit allowable for such a tax against the federal estate tax, reduced by the amount paid to any other state.

 

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

      The legislature may provide by law for the taxation of estates taxed by the United States, but only to the extent of any credit allowed by federal law for the payment of such a state tax. The combined amount of these federal and state taxes may not exceed the estate tax which would be imposed by federal law alone. If another state of the United States imposes and collects death taxes against an estate which is taxable by the State of Nevada under this section, the amount of estate tax to be collected by the State of Nevada must be reduced by the amount of the death taxes collected by the other state. Any lien for the estate tax attaches no sooner than the time when the tax is due and payable, and no restriction on possession or use of a decedent’s property may be imposed by law before the time when the tax is due and payable. The State of Nevada shall accept the determination of the United States of the taxable estate without further audit.

and be it further

      Resolved, 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.

 


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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. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the legislature may constitute agricultural and open-space real property having a greater value for another use than that for which it is being used, as a separate class for taxation purposes and may provide a separate uniform plan for appraisal and valuation of such property for assessment purposes. If such plan is provided, the legislature shall also provide for retroactive assessment for a period of not less than 7 years when agricultural and open-space real property is converted to a higher use conforming to the use for which other nearby property is used. 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 provide by law for a progressive reduction in the tax upon business inventories by 20 percent in each year following the adoption of this provision, and after the expiration of the 4th year such inventories are exempt from taxation. The legislature may exempt any other personal property, including livestock. 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.

and be it further,

      Resolved, That the secretary of state shall assign the next consecutive section number in article 10 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to the new section set forth in this resolution upon its approval and ratification by the people.

 

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FILE NUMBER 151, AJR 18

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 18–Assemblymen Robinson, Malone, Bennett, Hickey, Foley, Price, Ham, Horn, Hayes, Chaney and Bremner

 

FILE NUMBER 151

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to establish national cemeteries in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Nevada has sent her sons and daughters to serve their country, and to die in defense of their country, in each of its wars since the American Civil War; and

      Whereas, Many veterans of the wars which the United States has fought have found a home in Nevada either during or after serving in the Armed Forces; and

      Whereas, Many natives of Nevada and people who find Nevada to be a proper place for an independent, hardworking and patriotic person to live are devoted to their state, and would not wish to leave, even in death; and

      Whereas, The United States Government does not maintain a national cemetery in Nevada, thus preventing those of her veterans who wish to remain in Nevada forever from being buried among those brave men and women who share the bond which unites those who knew the experience of “. . . having been a soldier, or having been to sea”; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That we call upon the Congress of the United States to establish a national cemetery in the southern part of Nevada, and if it is feasible, another in the northern part of the state, for the benefit of those veterans of the Armed Services who are Nevada residents by birth or choice, and for other veterans who are deserving of the best tribute which a grateful nation can offer them in death; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the delegation of the State of Nevada to the United States Congress; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 152, SJR 18

Senate Joint Resolution No. 18–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 152

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress and the President of the United States to enact and approve legislation transferring the unreserved, unappropriated public lands to the states in which the lands are located.

 

      Whereas, The Federal Government possesses 61.6 million acres or 87 percent of the land in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, A single federal agency, the Bureau of Land Management, administers 49.1 million acres of public domain, comprising 69 percent of the land in Nevada; and

 

 


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administers 49.1 million acres of public domain, comprising 69 percent of the land in Nevada; and

      Whereas, Of all the lands possessed by the Federal Government, over 93 percent is located in just 12 western states, including 64 percent of the land in Utah, 63 percent in Idaho, 52 percent in Oregon, 48 percent in Wyoming, 45 percent in California and 43 percent in Arizona, and the Federal Government will ultimately retain approximately two-thirds of the land in Alaska; and

      Whereas, Since the enactment of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 the public domain has been impressed with a trust requiring the Federal Government to pursue an orderly program of disposal of the public domain in each new state so that the new states will be on an equal footing with the original states in the Union; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government, based on initial interpretations of the Constitution of the United States and the Northwest Ordinance, and longstanding practice thereafter, did dispose of virtually all of the public domain as far west as the 100th meridian; and

      Whereas, A blue ribbon committee appointed by President Hoover to review the conservation and administration of the public domain recommended to Congress in 1931 that “Congress should pass an act granting to the respective public land states all the unreserved, unappropriated public domain within their respective boundaries”; and

      Whereas, In the last 116 years only 2.1 percent of the land in Nevada has passed from federal control to private ownership under the general land laws; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government’s infrequent disposals of land in Nevada have virtually ceased, and the amount of federally controlled land in this state has, in fact, increased from 86.21 percent in June 1964, to 87.09 percent in September 1978, an increase of .88 percent (as if 86.21 percent were not enough); and

      Whereas, The Federal Government’s failure to dispose of the public domain is a breach of the trust under which it obtained those lands and impairs Nevada’s expectancy with respect to land disposals; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government’s land policy of retaining the public domain presently impairs the State of Nevada’s ability to function in a sovereign capacity and denies Nevada an equal footing with the other states in the Union; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government’s land policy has similarly impaired the expectations and sovereignty of the other western states and has denied them an equal footing with the other states in the Union; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature strongly urges Congress and the President of the United States to provide for the transfer of the unreserved, unappropriated public domain to the states in which those lands are located, by enacting and approving legislation similar to S. 1680 of the 96th Congress, introduced by Senator Hatch of Utah, or H.R. 7837 of the 96th Congress, introduced by Congressman Santini of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel shall forthwith transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the congressional delegations from the states of Nevada and Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; and be it further

 

 


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of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President as President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and each member of the congressional delegations from the states of Nevada and Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 153, ACR 53

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 53–Assemblymen Barengo, Mello, Hayes, Ham, Coulter, Banner, Robinson, Polish, Marvel, Cafferata, Hickey, May, Horn, Vergiels, Westall, Nicholas, Malone, Price, Bergevin, Kovacs, Bremner, Beyer, Schofield, Jeffrey, Rusk, Brady, Chaney, DuBois, Rackley, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Sader, Craddock, Foley, Stewart, Thompson, Glover, Dini and Prengaman

 

FILE NUMBER 153

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Welcoming to Nevada the astronauts who flew the space shuttle Columbia.

 

      Whereas, The space shuttle Columbia completed its first space flight on April 14, 1981; and

      Whereas, The Columbia was piloted by Astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen, who demonstrated their skill and courage by orbiting the earth 36 times in the Columbia and then bringing it back to a successful landing on Rogers Dry Lake Bed at Edwards Air Force Base in California; and

      Whereas, Astronauts Young and Crippen have served the United States for many years, first as officers in the Navy, and most recently as pilots of the Columbia; and

      Whereas, Their talent and dedication were major factors in the success of the Columbia; and

      Whereas, These two astronauts will visit Nevada on May 28, 1981; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the legislature of the State of Nevada express a warm welcome to Astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen on their visit to Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That this legislature respectfully urges the governor to declare May 28, 1981, to be Astronaut Day in honor of Astronauts Young and Crippen and in recognition of the services to the country performed by these two men, their fellow astronauts, and other members of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the governor and to Astronauts Young and Crippen.

 

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FILE NUMBER 154, SJR 36

Senate Joint Resolution No. 36–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 154

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the United States Government to supply water from the Pacific Northwest to Nevada in return for taking land and water for the “MX” missile system.

 

      Whereas, Relatively few sources of water are available to the people of Nevada and many of these sources are now largely depleted or fully appropriated for existing uses; and

      Whereas, The northern part of Nevada is already experiencing serious shortages of water, caused in part by policies of the Federal Government in allocating water to various uses; and

      Whereas, Whether or not the largest public works project in the history of the world, the “MX” missile system, is constructed in Nevada, the southern part of the state will experience shortages of water during the early part of the 21st century; and

      Whereas, The behemoth “MX” project will use massive quantities of water, and deplete any supplies which remain for allocation and use in Nevada; and

      Whereas, The Pacific Northwest is a wet region of the nation, having one of North America’s mightiest rivers, the Columbia, which carries immense quantities of water into the Pacific Ocean each day, where it is wasted; and

      Whereas, If a small portion of the water of the Pacific Northwest were diverted from the Columbia river basin, or another area of that region, into Nevada to replace water taken from the state by the “MX” project, the diverted water would provide some compensation to the people of the state for the vast areas of land which will be made useless for recreation, agriculture, mining and other productive purposes; and

      Whereas, The cost of a system to bring water from the Pacific Northwest to Nevada would be only a small fraction of the cost of the “MX” system; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That we call upon the Government of the United States to begin a project to bring part of the excess water in the Pacific Northwest to meet the needs of the people of Nevada and of the “MX” missile project; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel is directed to transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Interior, the head of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior, and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 155, SCR 71

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 71–Senators Jacobsen, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 155

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Gorgonia Borda.

 

      Whereas, This legislature has learned with deepest sorrow and regret of the death on March 31, 1981, of Gorgonia Borda, a long-time resident of Carson Valley; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Borda was born to the Martinez family in the shadow of the Pyrenees in Spain, immigrated to the United States at an early age, and settled in Carson Valley, marrying Raymond Borda, an immigrant sheepherder also from the Pyrenees section of Spain; and

      Whereas, Mr. and Mrs. Borda first worked together in the French Hotel and in 1921 established the East Fork Hotel, which she continued to run after her husband’s death until December 1980; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Borda worked in the hotel for over 60 years, 7 days a week, cooking, cleaning, changing linen and even tending bar if required, and whenever she was present, any rowdies minded their language and manners; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Borda, a Catholic, was concerned with the problems of others, and her hotel became a way station for help to many persons of various ages; and

      Whereas, A friend visiting the hotel could always expect a treat of bacon or sausage prepared on the 6-foot wood and coal range in the East Fork’s kitchen; and

      Whereas, Raymond and Gorgonia Borda had seven children, all of whom were born in the East Fork Hotel except for one girl who was born in a local clinic because the doctor owed Mr. Borda a gambling debt; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Borda treasured her children and other descendants and was called by the Basque name “amatchie” (grandmother) by her grandchildren and great grandchildren; and

      Whereas, At the age of 73 Mrs. Borda became a naturalized citizen of the United States; and

      Whereas, Gorgonia Borda is survived by three daughters, Marie Corda, Helen Oxoby and Juanita Summers, and four sons, Raymond, John, Bert and Pete, a brother, Isidoro Martinez, 24 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of this legislature extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of a gracious and friendly lady, Gorgonia Borda; 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 Mrs. Borda.

 

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FILE NUMBER 156, AR 26

Assembly Resolution No. 26–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 156

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Amending Assembly Standing Rule 44 for the 61st session of the legislature.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Assembly Standing Rule 44 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

44

 

Committee on Legislative Functions.

      The Committee on Legislative Functions has jurisdiction over matters relating to personnel. It shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attaches and employees of the Assembly not otherwise provided for by law. It shall have authority to suspend any such attache or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty, pending final action by the Assembly. It shall function as the Committee on Rules and as the Committee on Credentials of the Assembly.

 

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FILE NUMBER 157, ACR 54

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 54–Assemblymen Price, Schofield, Hickey, May, Chaney, Horn, Craddock, Malone, Kovacs, Bremner, Bergevin, Nicholas, Westall, Mello, Vergiels, Banner, Robinson, Coulter, Ham, Hayes, Beyer, Jeffrey, Prengaman, DuBois, Redelsperger, Rackley, Bennett, Brady, Rusk, Cafferata, Marvel, Polish, Dini, Glover, Thompson, Stewart, Foley, Sader, Rhoads and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 157

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the United States Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds.

 

      Whereas, The United States Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, known worldwide as the Thunderbirds, has been an integral part of the State of Nevada for the past 26 years; and

      Whereas, These “Ambassadors in Blue” have flown from their home base of Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas to performances throughout the Free World; and

      Whereas, The Thunderbirds have entertained and amazed audiences in 45 counties with their daring, skill and airmanship; and

      Whereas, Their performances before some 150 million people throughout the world have won goodwill, friendship and recognition for our country and for this state; and

      Whereas, The 80 men and women that constitute the Thunderbird team exhibit the qualities of professionalism, dedication and patriotism that reflect the best that is this nation; and

      Whereas, The Thunderbirds are a great source of pride and inspiration to all Nevadans and especially to those in Southern Nevada for whom they are neighbors and friends; and

      Whereas, The annual Nellis Open House for the Thunderbirds will be held in October 1981; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature, on behalf of all Nevadans, salutes the Thunderbirds as the best airmen in the world, as exemplary Americans and as Nevadans; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to Lt. Colonel D. L. Smith, Commander of the United States Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, Colonel Michael Carns, Commander of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, Major General Robert Kelley, Commander of the Tactical Fighter Weapons Center, General W. L. Creech, Commander of the Tactical Air Command and General Lew Allen, Jr., Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

 

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FILE NUMBER 158, AR 28

Assembly Resolution No. 28–Assemblymen Barengo, Rusk and Vergiels

 

FILE NUMBER 158

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION–Designating certain assemblymen as regular and alternate members of the legislative commission.

 

      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 to serve until their successors are designated: Messrs. Robert R. Barengo, Joseph E. Dini, Jr., Mike Malone, Paul W. May, Kenneth K. Redelsperger and Robert F. Rusk are designated as the regular assembly members; Mr. Robert M. Sader is designated as the alternate member for Mr. Robert R. Barengo; Mr. John Polish is designated as the alternate member for Mr. Joseph E. Dini, Jr.; Mr. John B. DuBois is designated as the alternate member for Mr. Mike Malone; Mr. James W. Schofield is designated as the alternate member for Mr. Paul W. May; Mr. Ira V. Rackley is designated as the alternate member for Mr. Kenneth K. Redelsperger; and Mr. Erik Beyer is designated as the alternate member for Mr. Robert F. Rusk.

 

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FILE NUMBER 159, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on Human Resources and Facilities

 

FILE NUMBER 159

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting that library science be included in the program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for this state.

 

      Whereas, Nevada has an appreciable shortage of trained librarians; and

      Whereas, As Nevada’s population continues to grow and its economy becomes increasingly dependent upon a society with complex informational resources, this shortage will become even more acute because the University of Nevada System does not offer an undergraduate major or a graduate program in library science; and

 

 


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University of Nevada System does not offer an undergraduate major or a graduate program in library science; and

      Whereas, By including library science in the field of options available for Nevadans who participate in the program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the strain on future library services can be somewhat alleviated; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature requests the Nevada commissioners for the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education to include library science as an added option available to Nevadans participating in the WICHE program; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the governor of the State of Nevada and to each of this state’s commissioners for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

 

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FILE NUMBER 160, ACR 44

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Assemblymen Jeffrey, Banner, Foley, Thompson, Rhoads, Bennett, Cafferata, Hickey and Rackley

 

FILE NUMBER 160

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Nevada industrial commission to study the premium rates for certain clerical employees.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada industrial commission administers a system of risk classification to determine the premium rates of employers participating in the program of industrial insurance; and

      Whereas, The system of risk classification established by the commission assigns clerical employees to one category regardless of the occupational field in which the employee works; and

      Whereas, The risk classification in which clerical employees are placed is narrowly defined to exclude clerical employees exposed to any amount of industrial risk; and

      Whereas, This system of classification works a hardship on the small employer who occasionally uses clerical employees in such a manner as to expose them to industrial risks; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada industrial commission is hereby directed to study methods of altering the system of risk classification so that clerical employees who are exposed to industrial risks are assigned to an appropriate risk classification which recognizes their limited exposure; and be it further

      Resolved, That the results of the study and any action taken by the Nevada industrial commission in response thereto be reported to the legislative commission.

 

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FILE NUMBER 161, ACR 45

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 161

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the governor to foster the creation of a nonprofit corporation to acquire student loans under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

      Whereas, The governor is the appropriate authority to request, on behalf of the state, that a nonprofit corporation be organized for the purpose of acquiring student loans incurred under the Higher Education Act of 1965; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That this legislature encourages the governor to request the formation of a nonprofit corporation:

      1.  Whose purpose would be to acquire student loans incurred under the Higher Education Act of 1965 by students who are residents of or who are attending postsecondary educational institutions in Nevada;

      2.  Which would issue bonds (or other instruments of debt), bearing tax-exempt interest, to finance purchases of the student loans;

      3.  Which would arrange for collection of installments due on the student loans and would pay interest on and the principal of the bonds; and

      4.  Whose charter or bylaws would require it to devote any income, after payment of expenses, debt service and the creation of necessary reserves, to the purchase of additional student loans or to pay over its income to the state;

and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the governor.

 

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FILE NUMBER 162, ACR 48

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 48–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 162

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of clergy for services rendered to the assembly and senate in the 61st 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 assembly and the senate; and

      Whereas, A reasonable compensation should be provided for such services; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the state controller is authorized and directed to pay the sum of $20 per service out of the legislative fund to members of the clergy who have performed religious services for the assembly and the senate during the 61st session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 163, ACR 49

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 49–Assemblymen DuBois, Schofield, Brady, Kovacs, Ham, Jeffrey, Vergiels, Banner, Robinson, Polish, Marvel, Cafferata, Hickey, May, Horn, Westall, Nicholas, Bergevin, Bremner, Hayes, Prengaman, Redelsperger, Rackley, Chaney, Beyer, Rusk, Sader, Barengo, Dini, Bennett, Price, Thompson, Foley and Rhoads

 

FILE NUMBER 163

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Urges Clark County and the Clark County Flood Control District to plan for controlling floods.

 

      Whereas, Persons residing in extensive areas of the Las Vegas Valley have on numerous occasions suffered severe and costly damage to their homes and personal property as a result of flooding; and

      Whereas, Housing and commercial development throughout Clark County tend to obstruct the natural drainage channels which have in past years alleviated the ravaging effects of floods; and

      Whereas, Further urbanization of the county, particularly in the west area, which is in the path of the flow from the vast watershed of the Spring Mountain range, greatly increases the potential for catastrophic damage to homes, commercial establishments, schools, public buildings, streets and all types of personal and public property, and threatens the lives of residents of the area; and

      Whereas, Measures to meet the needs for protection of residents and property in the Las Vegas Valley are inadequate; and

      Whereas, The destructive force of floods is known and, unless there is adequate and careful advance planning and preparation, is inevitable, and the costs to life and property could far exceed the costs of prevention by the construction of projects to control floods; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Clark County Flood Control District and the Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department are strongly urged to develop a master plan for flood control which, when put into effect, will protect the inhabitants of the Las Vegas Valley and their property from flooding; and be it further

      Resolved, That those bodies pursue any money from the United States Government and from other sources which might be available to assist in the development of projects which will aid in the control of floods; and be it further

      Resolved, That those bodies begin to acquire land and construct facilities as soon as possible to promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Las Vegas Valley by protecting them from the effects of future floods.

 

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FILE NUMBER 164, AJR 46

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 46–Committee on Commerce

 

FILE NUMBER 164

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging Congress to continue financial support of AMTRAK at a level adequate to maintain nationwide rail passenger service.

 

      Whereas, Rail passenger service in Nevada has been experiencing a dramatic renaissance from its near extinction in the late 1960’s; and

      Whereas, More than 185,000 people used trains of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation to travel in Nevada in 1980; and

      Whereas, The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) is steadily increasing its rates to recover a greater percentage of its costs from its passengers; and

      Whereas, AMTRAK expects to cover 50 percent of its expenses by fares 3 years before the time set by Congress for it to do so; and

      Whereas, AMTRAK proposes that for a total budget of $853,000,000, only $240,000,000 more than that recommended by the President of the United States, it can continue to operate the complete national system, including those routes in Nevada in which this state has a vital interest; and

      Whereas, The national administration proposes a fiscal year budget of $613,000,000 which is allocated for passenger service on the East Coast; and

      Whereas, This legislature commends the Congress and the President for attempting to reduce federal spending but firmly believes that the proposed reduction in support for rail passenger service should be made proportionately throughout the various parts of the country, so that Nevada and the other western states may enjoy a proportionate share of that service; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature hereby urges the Congress of the United States to continue its financial support of AMTRAK at a level which is adequate to maintain vital passenger services in all parts of the country; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 165, AJR 44

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 44–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 165

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Congress of the United States to enact legislation which exempts the winnings of individual gaming patrons from income tax.

 

      Whereas, The United States is reportedly the only country in the world which taxes gaming winnings as income; and

      Whereas, The right to raise revenues for state purposes is reserved to the states by the Constitution of the United States; and

      Whereas, Gaming is a primary and vital revenue raising source in the economy of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada have approved, as a matter of state policy, the raising of state revenue through the imposition of state taxes on gaming businesses; and

      Whereas, The legalization of gaming in the State of Nevada has resulted in the virtual elimination of illegal gaming activities in the state; and

      Whereas, The beneficial effects of the legalization of gaming on the state’s interests are significantly inhibited by the imposition of a discriminatory federal tax which interferes with the latitude necessary for the state to pursue its revenue raising policies and law enforcement goals; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada requests the Congress of the United States to enact legislation which exempts the winnings of individual gaming patrons from income tax; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 166, AJR 41

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 41–Assemblymen Hayes, Schofield, Prengaman and Jeffrey

 

FILE NUMBER 166

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the United States Congress to enact legislation requiring the United States to assume its responsibility for persons whose health may have been affected by nuclear testing in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The testing of nuclear devices at the Nevada Test Site began on January 17, 1951, and has continued to the present; and

      Whereas, Surface bursts and subsurface bursts which resulted in radioactive materials leaking into the air, have caused unusual amounts of radiation to be present downwind of the test areas; and

      Whereas, Recent investigations and reports have indicated that persons who reside downwind of the test site, including many persons who live in Nevada, have suffered and are suffering serious and even fatal effects from the radiation; and

 

 


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live in Nevada, have suffered and are suffering serious and even fatal effects from the radiation; and

      Whereas, Investigations have suggested that the United States Government may have failed to provide adequate warning and protection for persons living near and downwind of the test site; and

      Whereas, Existing legal remedies and recourses available to victims of the radiation which results from nuclear testing are fraught with difficulties; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That we call upon the Congress of the United States to provide compensation and treatment for injuries suffered by persons near and downwind of the Nevada Test Site as a result of exposure to radiation from the testing of nuclear devices; and be it further

      Resolved, That fair and just compensation be made to victims of radiation, based upon determinations of an independent commission appointed with the approval of the governor and legislature of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That an independent agency be established by the Federal Government to direct long-term monitoring, medical studies and research, and medical care of the victims; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel forthwith transmit copies of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States in his capacity as President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the delegation of the State of Nevada to the Congress of the United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 167, ACR 55

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 55–Assemblymen Westall, Barengo, Hayes, Bremner, Vergiels, Horn, Rusk, Brady, Ham, Banner, Polish, Coulter, Marvel, Cafferata, Hickey, May, Beyer, Schofield, Bennett, DuBois, Chaney, Rackley, Jeffrey, Thompson, Robinson, Prengaman, Redelsperger, Rhoads, Sader, Craddock, Foley, Dini, Stewart, Nicholas, Mello, Kovacs, Bergevin, Malone, Price and Glover

 

FILE NUMBER 167

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Declaring May 28 as “Darrell Dreyer Day” in the legislature.

 

      Whereas, Mr. Darrell Dreyer has served four terms as an assemblyman in the Nevada legislature during which he distinguished himself as an active and conscientious lawmaker; and

      Whereas, Darrell Dreyer has spent many years as a journalist working for newspaper, radio and television news organizations; and

      Whereas, Darrell Dreyer had to forsake the profession he loved dearly on the advice of his doctor; and

      Whereas, Darrell Dreyer has again become involved in the public affairs of this state as a lobbyist held in the highest esteem by the members of the Nevada legislature; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the Nevada legislature hereby declare May 28 as “Darrell Dreyer Day” in honor of the contributions that he as a journalist and legislator has made to the State of Nevada.

 

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FILE NUMBER 168, ACR 56

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 56–Committee on Legislative Functions

 

FILE NUMBER 168

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Expressing the support of the legislature for the return of Americans in Vietnam.

 

      Whereas, As many as 2,500 American servicemen remain unaccounted for in Southern Asia after their participation in the Vietnam War; and

      Whereas, As late as 1977, approximately 400 bodies of American servicemen were observed in Hanoi; and

      Whereas, Verified reports of the sightings of Americans in Vietnam are still being received; and

      Whereas, The government of Vietnam has consistently refused to acknowledge the presence of any Americans being held, alive or dead, in Vietnam; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the legislature of the State of Nevada respectfully urges the President and the Congress of the United States to continue the negotiations for the return of all Americans who are now in Vietnam; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States, to the Secretary of State, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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FILE NUMBER 169, SJR 32

Senate Joint Resolution No. 32–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 169

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing amendments to articles 6 and 15 of the Nevada constitution to establish staggered terms for district judges and provide other matters incidental thereto.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That sections 5 and 15 of article 6 and section 9 of article 15 be amended to read respectively as follows:

      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.

 


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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. 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 6 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.]

      1.  The legislature may provide by law for the division of the state into judicial districts and may alter the boundaries of, or the number of judges regularly assigned to, any judicial district, but no judge may be removed from office by any such alteration.

      2.  The district judges regularly assigned to each judicial district shall be elected by the registered voters of that district for a term of 6 years except as otherwise provided in this subsection. Each term begins on the 1st Monday of January next after the appropriate general election. On or before the 1st Monday of January in 1985, the judges elected in the general election in 1984 shall by lot divide themselves into three classes as nearly equal in number as possible. The terms of the first and second classes expire on the 1st Monday of January in 1989 and the terms of the third class expire on the 1st Monday of January in 1991. The successors of the first class shall be elected at the general election in 1988 for terms expiring on the 1st Monday of January in 1993. If the legislature increases or diminishes the number of district judges regularly assigned to any judicial district, it shall provide an effective date for the alteration such that the number of district judges elected from that district at each general election remains as nearly equal as may be.

 


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      3.  The judges regularly or temporarily assigned to each judicial district have coextensive and concurrent jurisdiction.

[Sec:]Sec. 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. The legislature may provide by law for increasing at the same time the salaries of all justices of the supreme court or all district judges or both, but any decrease must not take effect during the term for which a justice or judge was elected.

[Sec:]Sec. 9.  The Legislature may, at any time, provide by law for increasing or diminishing the salaries or compensation of any of the Officers, whose original salaries or compensation is fixed in this Constitution; [Provided,] but no such change of Salary or compensation shall apply to any Officer, except a judicial officer, during the term for which he may have been elected.

and be it further

      Resolved, That the ratification of this amendment be submitted to the registered voters of this state at a special election on June 7, 1983; and be it further

      Resolved, That as far in advance of the special election as is practicable, the secretary of state shall issue a proclamation giving notice of the special election; and be it further

      Resolved, That as far in advance of the special election as is practicable, the secretary of state shall prepare and transmit by mail to the county clerk of each county in this state a sufficient number of certified copies of the proclamation of the special election for the county clerk to carry out the duties imposed upon him by the provisions of this resolution. Not less than 10 days before the date of the special election, each county clerk shall cause one certified copy of the proclamation of the special election to be posted within the county outside of incorporated cities; and be it further

      Resolved, That registration of qualified electors to vote in the special election closes at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 1983; and be it further

      Resolved, That each county shall bear the cost of any paper for ballots which must be purchased and for the printing of ballots for the special election. No sample ballots may be printed or distributed except as part of a sample ballot printed and distributed for another election being conducted at the same time as the election required by this resolution; and be it further

      Resolved, That the ballot page assemblies and the paper ballots to be used in voting on the question must present the question in substantially the following form:

 

       Shall the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to establish staggered terms for district judges?

 


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YES........            NO........

 

and be it further

      Resolved, That the explanation of the question which must appear on each paper ballot and sample ballot and in every publication and posting of notice of the question must be in substantially the following form:

 

       If this amendment is adopted, the constitution of the State of Nevada will be amended to establish staggered terms for district judges and to make appropriate changes in the provisions for the salaries of judicial officers.

 

and be it further

      Resolved, That the board of county commissioners in each county shall convene not less than 3 days after the county clerk has received the returns of the special election and shall forthwith canvass the returns; and be it further

      Resolved, That on June 22, 1983, the justices of the supreme court, or a majority of them, shall meet with the secretary of state, and shall open and canvass the vote for and against the question and shall forthwith declare the results. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is yes, the amendment shall become effective on July 1, 1983. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is no, the proposed amendment does not become effective; and be it further

      Resolved, That all general election laws not inconsistent with this resolution apply to the special election required by this resolution to the extent they can be made applicable; and be it further

      Resolved, That any informalities, omissions or defects in the content or making of the publications, proclamations or notices provided for in this resolution, or in the other proceedings by the officers thereof under which the special election is held may not be so construed as to invalidate the ratification of the amendment by a majority of the registered voters voting on the question, if it can be ascertained with reasonable certainty from the official returns transmitted to the office of the secretary of state whether the amendment was ratified or rejected by a majority of the registered voters.

 

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FILE NUMBER 170, SJR 33

Senate Joint Resolution No. 33–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 170

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to exclude from the limitations on state indebtedness obligations incurred by the state to finance the purchase of securities issued by certain municipalities.

 

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

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

 


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

      The state, notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, may, pursuant to authority of the legislature [, make] :

      (a) Make and enter into any and all contracts necessary, expedient or advisable for the protection and preservation of any of its property or natural resources, or for the purposes of obtaining the benefits thereof, however arising and whether arising by or through any undertaking or project of the United States or by or through any treaty or compact between the states, or otherwise [.] ; and

      (b) Incur any obligation to finance the purchase of securities issued by any county, city, town, school district, general improvement district or other district, including an irrigation district, of this state.

The legislature may from time to time make such appropriations as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the state under such contracts, and shall levy such tax as may be necessary to pay the same or carry them into effect.

 

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FILE NUMBER 171, SCR 54

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 54–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 171

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the provisions of Nevada law governing access to public books and records.

 

      Whereas, Much uncertainty has been expressed about the applicability of the provisions of Nevada law which govern access to public books and records; and

      Whereas, Government officials who are responsible for administering these laws must, for their own protection and the protection of the legitimate right of others to privacy, be provided with clear statutory guidance as to which books and records are available for public inspection and which are not; and

 


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      Whereas, It is essential that any needed revision of these laws appropriately balance the interest of the public in obtaining access to useful information with the interests of particular persons in maintaining privacy and confidentiality in certain matters; 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 existing provisions of Nevada law governing access to public books and records and give particular attention to defining precisely what books and records may be made available for public inspection, and under what circumstances, with a view to making the greatest amount of information collected by government available to its citizens consistent with their legitimate need for privacy; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission seek the assistance of representatives of interested governmental agencies, the Nevada State Press Association and other associations representing persons who gather and report the news; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of the study and any recommended legislation to the 62d session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 172, SCR 64

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 64–Committee on Taxation

 

FILE NUMBER 172

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the procedures used by the department of taxation in central assessment of property.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada tax commission is required by law to establish the valuation for assessment purposes of property of an interstate or intercounty nature, including the property of certain railroads, telephone companies, electric power companies and other public utilities; and

      Whereas, The department of taxation is required by law to assess the net proceeds of all operating mines and all supplies, equipment and improvements used in connection with mining operations; and

      Whereas, Other property in this state is assessed locally by the county assessors; and

      Whereas, The practices and procedures used by the county assessors in their local assessment of property have recently been evaluated and improved; and

      Whereas, The practices and procedures used by the department of taxation in its central assessment of certain property have not been reviewed since the committee to study assessment and tax equities conducted such a review in 1973 and 1974; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is directed to study the practices and procedures used by the department of taxation in its central assessment of property, and that the study include determinations of:

 


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      1.  The kinds of property being centrally assessed and the methods used in making the assessments;

      2.  The benefits and detriments of central assessment; and

      3.  Whether the methods being used for central assessment follow the constitutional principles of having a uniform and equal rate of assessment and securing a just valuation;

and be it further

      Resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 62d session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 173, SCR 65

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 65–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

FILE NUMBER 173

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the feasibility and desirability of allowing insurance coverage for workmen’s compensation through private insurance carriers.

 

      Whereas, There is a recognized need to provide the employers of this state with alternative methods of obtaining industrial insurance; and

      Whereas, There are currently only two methods allowed by state law, i.e., coverage through the state insurance fund and self-insurance; and

      Whereas, Allowing such coverage through private insurance carriers could provide the direct and indirect benefits which ordinarily follow the introduction of competition into any field of activity; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct a study of the feasibility and desirability of allowing insurance coverage for workmen’s compensation to be provided through private insurance carriers; and be it further

      Resolved, That the commission submit a final report of the findings of the study and any recommended legislation to the 62d session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 174, SR 14

Senate Resolution No. 14–Senators Jacobsen, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 174

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commending Leola H. Armstrong upon her retirement for her years of distinguished service to the legislature and to the people of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Leola H. Armstrong is a native Nevadan who has dedicated more than half her life to the service of the legislature and the people of Nevada; and

 


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      Whereas, Leola Armstrong began her service to the legislature in 1949 as minute clerk in the senate and progressed to assistant secretary of the senate in 1957; and

      Whereas, Leola Armstrong has served as secretary of the senate since 1958, longer in such a post than any other woman in the nation, bringing to that position an exceptionally high standard of professionalism; and

      Whereas, Leola Armstrong also served as chief assistant to the legislative counsel during several of the formative years of the legislative counsel bureau giving in that position the same high standard of performance; and

      Whereas, In over 32 years of service to the legislature, Leola Armstrong has personified the competent, able and expert legislative employee; and

      Whereas, Leola Armstrong is recognized throughout the state, not just as an able officer of the senate, but also as an authority on the legislative process in Nevada; and

      Whereas, Leola Armstrong has also served the people of Nevada outside the legislature as a deputy sheriff of Pershing County under Sheriff “Chappy” Chapman; and

      Whereas, Leola Armstrong participated actively in the Cuban refugee program in this state in 1963 by finding housing and employment for Cuban refugee families; and

      Whereas, Leola Armstrong has also contributed to the religious and political life of the southern Nevada area, participating actively in the affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Democratic Central Committee of the Democratic Party; and

      Whereas, The members of the senate recognize that a person of Leola’s great dedication and ability will be sorely missed and certainly difficult to replace; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the senate hereby commend Leola H. Armstrong upon her retirement as secretary of the senate for her many years of dedicated service and outstanding accomplishment in the service of the Nevada legislature, the people of Nevada and, on behalf of themselves and Nevadans throughout the state, extend to her their sincere appreciation and wish her much success in all her future endeavors.

 

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FILE NUMBER 175, SR 15

Senate Resolution No. 15–Senators Jacobsen, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 175

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Thanking Winnie Slade for providing cookies to the senate.

 

      Whereas, Winifred (Winnie) Slade was born in Carson City, Nevada, on September 18, 1908; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Slade’s adoptive father, Eben Marr, was a master carpenter and helped construct many of the early homes and prominent buildings in Carson City; and

 

 


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carpenter and helped construct many of the early homes and prominent buildings in Carson City; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Slade’s adoptive mother, Winifred Marr, was a seamstress whose income helped to keep the family’s budget solvent during financial hard times; and

      Whereas, Winnie is a graduate of Carson City High School and has lived most of her life in Carson City; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Slade worked for the state from June 11, 1950, through June 26, 1970; and

      Whereas, That employment included positions as an administrative assistant under Budget Director C. A. “Dutch” Carlson, where she was well known for her expertise in preauditing, as an accountant and auditor with the statute revision commission and the legislative counsel bureau, and as a senate history clerk and a bill book clerk; and

      Whereas, Winnie is active in the Republican party, has worked on Senator Paul Laxalt’s campaigns for public office, and for the past 6 years has worked as a volunteer in Senator Laxalt’s senate district office in Carson City; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Slade is an active member of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Carson City; and

      Whereas, Winnie is an avid walker, who can be seen on early morning treks around Carson City; and

      Whereas, Winnie is generous, kind and always ready to give a helping hand; and

      Whereas, Mrs. Slade has bolstered the sagging spirits of the members of the senate with her gifts of cookies which are true epicurean delights; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature wish to thank Winifred Slade for her gracious charm, generosity and, above all, tasty lemon tarts; and be it further

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

 

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FILE NUMBER 176, SR 16

Senate Resolution No. 16–Senator Gibson

 

FILE NUMBER 176

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Designating certain senators as members of the legislative commission and providing for the method of selecting alternate members.

 

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That pursuant to the provisions of NRS 218.660 and the joint rules of the legislature, Senators Keith Ashworth, Richard E. Blakemore, Jean Ford, Virgil M. Getto, Lawrence E. Jacobsen and James N. Kosinski are designated as the regular senate members of the legislative commission; Senators Don W. Ashworth, James H. Bilbray, Wilbur Faiss and Joe Neal are designated as the first, second, third and fourth alternate members, respectively, for Senators Keith Ashworth, Richard E. Blakemore, Jean Ford and James N.

 


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N. Kosinski; Senators William J. Raggio and Sue Wagner are designated as the first and second alternate members, respectively, for Senators Virgil M. Getto and Lawrence E. Jacobsen; and be it further

      Resolved, That if a regular member of the legislative commission is absent from a meeting of the legislative commission, an alternate member designated for the regular member must be selected to replace the regular member during his absence at that meeting. The alternate member to serve at the meeting must be selected as follows:

      1.  The secretary of the legislative commission shall establish a record of service of alternate members at meetings of the legislative commission, and shall maintain a list of the alternate members representing the majority party and a separate list of the alternate members representing the minority party. Each list must contain a numerical designation in ascending order for each alternate member on the list. The initial sequence in which the alternate members must be listed must correspond to their designation as alternates in this resolution.

      2.  If a regular member of the legislative commission is unable to attend a scheduled meeting of the commission, and notifies the secretary of the commission, the secretary shall request the alternate member with the lowest numerical designation on the appropriate list to replace the regular member at the meeting. If that alternate member does not agree to serve, the secretary shall make the same request of the alternate member with the next higher numerical designation on the list, and so on through the list until an alternate member agrees to replace the regular member.

      3.  An alternate member who agrees to replace a regular member at a meeting of the legislative commission loses the numerical designation he had on the appropriate list at the time he was requested to serve. The secretary of the legislative commission shall, when the alternate member agrees to replace the regular member, assign to that alternate member the highest numerical designation on the appropriate list. At the same time, the secretary shall also reduce by one the numerical designation in the appropriate list to those alternate members who have the higher numerical designations in the appropriate list than the alternate member who agreed to serve.

      4.  An alternate member who is requested to replace a regular member at a meeting of the legislative commission, but who does not agree to replace the regular member, does not lose the numerical designation he had on the appropriate list at the time of the request.

 

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FILE NUMBER 177, ACR 33

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Committee on Labor and Management

 

FILE NUMBER 177

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the Nevada industrial commission to conduct a study of the Nevada Occupational Diseases Act.

 

      Whereas, Knowledge of the scope and nature of occupational diseases has rapidly expanded in recent years; and

 


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      Whereas, Substantial changes have taken place in the labor force, in medical knowledge and techniques, and in industrial toxicology; and

      Whereas, The potential sources of exposure to occupational diseases have become more numerous with the sudden accession of thousands of new chemical, physical and biological combinations in the environment; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Occupational Diseases Act (chapter 617 of NRS) was enacted in 1947 and has not been substantially revised since that time; and

      Whereas, The Nevada Occupational Diseases Act contains restrictive and confusing provisions concerning what occupational diseases shall be deemed to arise out of and in the course of employment; and

      Whereas, The schedule of specific occupational diseases provided in the act was last amended in 1961 and needs to be substantially revised; and

      Whereas, These problems place unnecessary burdens on workers seeking to qualify for coverage under the act; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada industrial commission is hereby directed to conduct a study of the Nevada Occupational Diseases Act; and be it further

      Resolved, That the results of the study and any recommended legislation be reported to the 62d session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 178, ACR 57

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 57–Assemblyman Vergiels

 

FILE NUMBER 178

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Daniel J. Olguin.

 

      Whereas, Daniel J. Olguin has been a resident of northern Nevada since his family moved there in 1928; and

      Whereas, Mr. Olguin graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, and worked for several years for newspapers in the Reno area before attending law school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; and

      Whereas, He was always interested in helping the children of his community and was actively involved in Reno Little League and Babe Ruth League athletic programs and worked extensively with drug rehabilitation programs; and

      Whereas, Daniel Olguin was a public-spirited member of the State Bar of Nevada, was active as a member of the central committee of the Democratic Party and also took an active interest in legislative affairs; and

      Whereas, Daniel Olguin is survived by his widow, Ruth; his mother, Rose; his sister, Priscilla; his brother, George; his sons, Steve and Bruce; and his grandson, Kenny; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of this body extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Daniel J. Olguin; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative counsel transmit copies of this resolution to the family of the late Daniel J. Olguin.

 

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FILE NUMBER 179, ACR 58

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 58–Assemblymen Hickey and Schofield

 

FILE NUMBER 179

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the probable effects of placing the “MX” missile system within the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The construction and operation of the “MX” missile system will necessarily produce increased demands on state and local government for financial assistance, public services and public facilities; and

      Whereas, The “MX” missile project is expected to have greater economic and social effects upon the State of Nevada than any other project in this state’s history, including the construction of Hoover Dam; and

      Whereas, In 1980 the legislative commission’s Special Committee on “MX” Missile Matters was not able to undertake an analysis of the probable effects of the project and make specific observations and recommendations, partially because of a 6-month delay in dissemination by the United States Air Force of an environmental impact study concerning the project; and

      Whereas, State and local governments need current and detailed information on the “MX” missile project and its effects in order to plan for needed facilities and services; and

      Whereas, It is important that an understanding of federal, state and local governmental relationships and responsibilities concerning assistance for alleviating any adverse effects be established and recognized; 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 probable effects upon this state of the “MX” missile project, with particular attention to:

      1.  Conservation and protection of natural resources;

      2.  Disposal of public lands in a timely fashion for community and private development;

      3.  Transportation;

      4.  Social services;

      5.  Education, including necessary facilities and personnel;

      6.  Law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice;

      7.  The availability of private and public financing to meet needs created by the project; and

 


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      8.  Any other issues that may arise as the “MX” missile project develops;

and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission shall, to the maximum extent possible, cooperate with existing federal, state, local and private entities and use their information and the expertise of their staff; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission shall make available the results of its ongoing investigations and deliberations to federal, state, local and private entities and the general public during the course of this study; and be it further

      Resolved, That this study be terminated by the legislative commission if it is determined that the “MX” missile project will not be placed in Nevada and further study is no longer necessary; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including necessary legislation together with an analysis of the fiscal effect of that legislation, to the 62d session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 180, ACR 59

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 59–Assemblymen Glover, Dini, Bergevin, Polish, Robinson, Marvel, Cafferata, Banner, Hickey, Coulter, May, Ham, Horn, Rhoads, Barengo, Vergiels, Hayes, Beyer, Brady, Rusk, Chaney, Bennett, Foley, Schofield, Jeffrey, Rackley, DuBois, Sader, Craddock, Stewart, Thompson, Nicholas, Mello, Westall, Price, Malone, Kovacs and Bremner

 

FILE NUMBER 180

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the late Mrs. Josephine Jacobsen.

 

      Whereas, Mrs. Josephine Jacobsen was born in Reno, Nevada, on September 11, 1927; and

      Whereas, Jo Jacobsen was actively involved in many organizations including St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Auxiliary and the Republican Women’s Club; and

      Whereas, Jo Jacobsen dedicated much of her time to consoling other persons in their time of illness and misfortune; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby extends its deep and sincere condolence to the family of the late Mrs. Josephine Jacobsen; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the legislative counsel to the surviving family of Mrs. Josephine Jacobsen.

 

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FILE NUMBER 181, AJR 14

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 14–Assemblymen Dini, Mello, Glover, May, Marvel, Robinson, Prengaman and Thompson

 

FILE NUMBER 181

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend section 21 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada, relating to the judicial department, by limiting the circumstances under which the records and proceedings of the commission on judicial discipline are confidential, and extending the commission’s jurisdiction over judges of lower courts.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 21 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 21.  1.  A justice of the supreme court, [or a] district judge, justice of the peace or municipal or police judge may, in addition to the [provision] provisions of article 7 for impeachment [,] and removal, be censured, reprimanded, 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.  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 section to be occupied by members of the State Bar of Nevada.

      4.  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 a commission on judicial selection.

      5.  The [supreme court] commission 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)](b) The conduct of investigations and hearings.

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

 


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      (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.

      7.  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] must 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.

      8.  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 district judge, no judge from the same judicial district 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.

      9.  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.

      10.  The records of an investigation of the fitness of a justice or judge by the commission are confidential unless and until the contents are revealed in a hearing. The records made during the hearing are open to the public. The deliberations of the commission are confidential. The commission shall provide by rule for preserving the confidentiality of records and proceedings when required by this subsection and permitting their inspection when required by this subsection.

 

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FILE NUMBER 182, SJR 35

Senate Joint Resolution No. 35–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 182

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting the Secretary of the Interior to direct the Commissioner of the Water and Power Resources Service to give high priority to the revision of the development plan for Watasheamu Dam and Reservoir.

 

      Whereas, The Washoe Project Act (P.L. 84–858, August 1, 1956), as amended, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate and maintain Watasheamu Dam and Reservoir on the Carson River; and

      Whereas, The Definite Plan Report for the Watasheamu Division of the Washoe Project, completed by the Department of the Interior in 1962, indicates the possibility that water might be furnished for supplemental irrigation of land in the Carson River Basin and that flood control might be provided, recreational opportunities increased and power generated; and

      Whereas, Commitments for the repayment of construction costs, litigation over water rights and changing needs for the uses of water have delayed the carrying out of the development plan for the Watasheamu Division; and

      Whereas, The areas of Nevada and California affected by the proposed dam and reservoir have experienced increases in population which are among the highest in the nation and this has resulted in rapidly changing needs for the use of land and water in those areas; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature requests the Secretary of the Interior to direct the Commissioner of the Water and Power Resources Service to give a high priority to the reappraisal and revision of the plan for development of the Watasheamu Division of the Washoe Project in view of the changing needs in the Carson and Truckee river basins and the United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Commissioner, in reappraising and revising the plan, give particular attention to studies of the economic feasibility of carrying out the plan; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Commissioner, in reappraising and revising the plan provisions to assure the release of water for those uses which are vital to the areas affected by the dam and reservoir, taking necessary precautions to avoid problems similar to those presently existing with respect to the release of water for such uses on the Stampede Division of the Washoe Project; and be it further

      Resolved, That the Commissioner, in reappraising and revising the plan, recognize the necessity of protecting existing established water rights and that the revised plan be compatible with those rights; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the Secretary of the Interior and to all members of the Nevada congressional delegation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 183, AJR 47

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 47–Committee on Agriculture

 

FILE NUMBER 183

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Requesting an office of the Farmers’ Home Administration be situated within Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Revenues from agricultural enterprises in Nevada have increased over the most recent decade from $76 million in 1969 to $207 million in 1979; and

      Whereas, Residents of Nevada recognize the need for a diversified economy in order to complement the diverse nature of existing resources; and

      Whereas, The ability to expand the agricultural segments of the economy is often dependent on the services provided by the Farmers’ Home Administration of the United States Department of Agriculture; and

      Whereas, The Farmers’ Home Administration has 45 state offices within the United States and Puerto Rico which serve the needs of farmers, ranchers and rural communities; and

      Whereas, Nevada is the only state not on the eastern seaboard which does not have a Farmers’ Home Administration office situated within it; and

      Whereas, The staff of 14 persons which is allocated to Nevada by the Farmers’ Home Administration is the smallest in the nation even though Nevada is 47th in terms of revenues from agricultural enterprises; and

      Whereas, The residents of Nevada are entitled to a level of service from the Farmers’ Home Administration at least equal to states with less population and fewer agricultural activities; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature respectfully requests that a state office of the Farmers’ Home Administration be situated in Nevada and that sufficient money be appropriated to allow the staffing of offices in Nevada’s counties at a level equal to the ratio of staff to population which obtains in other western states; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation, to the Secretary of Agriculture, the administrator of the Farmers’ Home Administration in Washington, D.C. and to the state director of the Farmers’ Home Administration in Salt Lake City; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 184, AJR 19

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 19–Committee on Commerce

 

FILE NUMBER 184

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to remove the limitations of the United States Housing Act of 1937 which make certain types of housing ineligible for financing at low interest.

 

      Whereas, The United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. §§ 1437 et seq.), provides for the financing of housing for certain families at low interest; and

 


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      Whereas, The Act creates several categories of housing, including conventional construction, prefabricated housing and mobile homes; and

      Whereas, Mobile homes are treated in the same way as prefabricated houses for certain purposes, but they are not treated in the same way for the purpose of determining eligibility for loans at low interest; and

      Whereas, The distinction between a prefabricated house which is delivered to its site on its own chassis and a prefabricated house which is delivered to the site on a trailer is an artificial and unnecessary distinction which hinders the efforts of state agencies, including the housing division of the department of commerce of the State of Nevada, to provide safe, sanitary and decent housing for families with low incomes; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature calls upon the Congress of the United States to eliminate the artificial distinction among types of housing which denies families with low incomes decent, safe and sanitary housing by making mobile homes ineligible for loans under the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted forthwith to the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the delegation of the State of Nevada to the Congress of the United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 185, AJR 2

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 2–Assemblymen Coulter and Barengo

 

FILE NUMBER 185

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend sections 6 and 15 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada to require the legislature to establish procedures for its standing and select committees and to abolish executive sessions of the senate.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That sections 6 and 15 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec:]Sec. 6.  Each House shall judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of its own members, choose its own officers (except the President of the Senate), [determine the rules of its proceedings and] may punish its members for disorderly conduct, and with the concurrence of two thirds of all the members elected, expel a member. Each house shall determine the rules of its proceedings, except that the legislature shall provide by law procedures for the standing and the select committees of the legislature.

      [Sec:]Sec. 15.  The doors of each House shall be kept open during its session, [except the Senate while sitting in executive session,] and neither shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days nor to any other place than that in which they may be holding their sessions.

 


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neither shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days nor to any other place than that in which they may be holding their sessions.

 

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FILE NUMBER 186, ACR 39

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 39–Committee on Ways and Means

 

FILE NUMBER 186

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the department of motor vehicles to budget for the costs of operating its centralized system of communication for law enforcement.

 

      Whereas, It is essential that law enforcement agencies in Nevada be able to communicate rapidly and effectively with one another, with similar agencies in other states and with the National Crime Information Center in Washington, D.C.; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government requires that there be one central point for communications between state and local law enforcement agencies and the National Crime Information Center; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada in response has installed an automated switching system within the department of motor vehicles; and

      Whereas, Communication with and through the department of motor vehicles is highly desirable because its files are an important and frequently used source of information for law enforcement agencies; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the department of motor vehicles is hereby directed to budget for the costs of operating the centralized system of communication for law enforcement which has been installed within the department.

 

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FILE NUMBER 187, ACR 61

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 61–Assemblymen Robinson, Polish, Marvel, Cafferata, Banner, Hickey, Coulter, May, Ham, Horn, Rhoads, Barengo, Vergiels, Hayes, Beyer, Brady, Rusk, Chaney, Bennett, Foley, Schofield, Jeffrey, Rackley, DuBois, Sader, Craddock, Stewart, Thompson, Glover, Dini, Nicholas, Mello, Westall, Price, Bergevin, Malone, Kovacs and Bremner

 

FILE NUMBER 187

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending Pauline Topken for her long and dedicated service to the legislature.

 

      Whereas, Pauline Topken is a native Nevadan who has dedicated many years to the service of the legislature; and

      Whereas, Pauline Topken began that service in 1963 as a typist in the legal division of the legislative counsel bureau; and

      Whereas, She became history clerk of the assembly during the special session of the legislature in 1964 and served in that position until the special session in 1980; and

 

 


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session of the legislature in 1964 and served in that position until the special session in 1980; and

      Whereas, Her wonderful cheerfulness and earnest dedication to her work were an inspiration to many members and employees of the assembly; and

      Whereas, Pauline Topken was always willing to share the experience she gained from working for the assembly with others in order to make their jobs easier; and

      Whereas, Throughout her 17 years of service to the legislature, Pauline Topken demonstrated exceptional ability for which she held the confidence and respect of legislators and fellow employees alike; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the members of the Nevada legislature commend Pauline Topken for her many years of service and dedication to the Nevada legislature and extend to her their sincere appreciation and best wishes for the future.

 

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FILE NUMBER 188, AJR 28

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 28–Assemblymen Redelsperger, Schofield, Barengo, Bremner, Polish, Nicholas, Horn, Mello, Bennett, Hayes, Chaney, Cafferata, Prengaman, Kovacs, DuBois, Brady, Beyer, Bergevin, Marvel, Rusk, Price, May, Robinson, Banner, Ham, Rhoads, Sader, Foley, Coulter, Glover, Thompson, Stewart, Jeffrey, Craddock, Rackley, Dini, Westall, Malone and Hickey

 

FILE NUMBER 188

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Urging the Congress of the United States not to establish the Desert Pupfish National Wildlife Refuge in the State of Nevada.

 

      Whereas, Senate Bill 41 of the 97th Congress was introduced in the Senate of the United States on January 5, 1981, by Senator Cranston of California; and

      Whereas, Senate Bill 41 proposes the establishment of a national wildlife refuge in Ash Meadows, Nevada, to protect the desert pupfish; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government already possesses 61.6 million acres, or 87 percent, of the land in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Of the 40,000 acres proposed to be included in the Desert Pupfish National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 15,000 acres are privately owned; and

      Whereas, Senate Bill 41 proposes that the Federal Government acquire the privately owned land within the boundaries of this proposed refuge, and by doing so the relatively small amount of private lands in Nevada would be further reduced; and

      Whereas, The Federal Government already possesses approximately 97 percent of the land in Nye County, the proposed site for the refuge; and

      Whereas, The Amargosa Desert, including Ash Meadows, is an area having great potentialities for agriculture, mining and industries which will contribute to the future economic health and self-sufficiency of southern Nevada; and

 

 


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having great potentialities for agriculture, mining and industries which will contribute to the future economic health and self-sufficiency of southern Nevada; and

      Whereas, The proposed 40,000-acre extent of the refuge is far in excess of the very limited area actually occupied by the desert pupfish; and

      Whereas, The desert pupfish are adequately protected in the Devil’s Hole portion of Death Valley National Monument; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That this legislature urges the Congress of the United States not to establish the Desert Pupfish National Wildlife Refuge in the State of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation, to each member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and to the United States Secretary of the Interior; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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FILE NUMBER 189, SJR 39

Senate Joint Resolution No. 39–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 189

 

[To be returned to the 1983 legislature]

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing to amend the Nevada constitution to permit the legislature to delegate the task of reconciling separate bills amending the same provision of law.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 17 of article 4 of the constitution of the State of Nevada be amended to read as follows:

      [Sec:]Sec. 17.  1.  Each law enacted by the Legislature shall embrace but one subject, and matter, properly connected therewith, which subject shall be briefly expressed in the title; and no law shall be revised or amended by reference to its title only; but, in such case, the act as revised or section as amended, shall be re-enacted and published at length.

      2.  The legislature may provide by law for the correction of manifest clerical or typographical errors and for the reconciliation, after a session has adjourned, of two or more provisions which affect the same section or chapter, if they are compatible in substance.

 

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FILE NUMBER 190, SCR 66

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 66–Committee on Finance

 

FILE NUMBER 190

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the department of education to study ways of improving basic and primary instruction.

 

      Whereas, There are significant indications that substantial numbers of elementary school pupils, high school graduates and students entering the University of Nevada are deficient in the skills of reading, writing and mathematics; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada legislature hereby directs the department of education to study and put into effect ways to improve instruction in these and other areas related to basic educational skills with special emphasis in the following:

      1.  Studying the public and private schools of other states which emphasize the teaching of basic educational skills, and the policies of those schools relating to instructional techniques and to the responsibility of parents and pupils to the schools.

      2.  Studying the relationships between instructional techniques and attitudes about learning and of respect for others, personal discipline and health habits, and putting this information to use in improving the quality of instruction.

      3.  Studying the effectiveness of reducing the size of classes in the earlier grades and making the size increasingly larger in the higher grade levels.

      4.  Training sessions for teachers to improve instructional techniques in the skills of reading, writing and mathematics.

 

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FILE NUMBER 191, SCR 69

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 69–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

FILE NUMBER 191

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Encouraging the board of psychological examiners to certify psychologists on the basis of training in lieu of education.

 

      Whereas, The legislature has declared the practice of psychology to be a learned profession; and

      Whereas, The board of psychological examiners has been granted authority by the legislature to certify otherwise qualified psychologists on the basis of training deemed equivalent by the board to a doctorate in psychology in both subject matter and extent of training; and

      Whereas, Many psychologists employed by governmental agencies are not certified by the board of psychological examiners; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislature encourages the board of psychological examiners to use its full authority to issue certificates to psychologists, who have the training deemed equivalent to the statutory educational requirements for certification, so as to furnish an incentive for those skilled psychologists in public practice to seek certification.

 


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have the training deemed equivalent to the statutory educational requirements for certification, so as to furnish an incentive for those skilled psychologists in public practice to seek certification.

 

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FILE NUMBER 192, SCR 73

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 73–Senators Keith Ashworth, Don Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 192

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the superintendent of the state printing and records division of the department of general services and his staff for their services to the 61st session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, The superintendent of the state printing and records division of the department of general services and his staff have labored long and diligently in keeping up with the work of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature; and

      Whereas, The superintendent and his entire staff have taken great professional pride in performing their difficult tasks promptly and accurately; and

      Whereas, It is the desire of the members of the 61st session to express their appreciation of the long hours and excellent work of the superintendent and his staff; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 61st 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 for their careful and efficient work and courteous cooperation in assisting the proceedings of this legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Mr. Donald L. Bailey, superintendent of the state printing and records division of the department of general services.

 

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FILE NUMBER 193, SCR 74

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 74–Senators Keith Ashworth, Don Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Gibson, Glaser, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 193

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Commending the persons who assisted in tax legislation.

 

      Whereas, The preparation of tax legislation for the 61st session of the Nevada legislature involved work in many complicated areas; and

      Whereas, The tax legislation which has been enacted is one of the most important accomplishments of this session; and

 


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      Whereas, The tax legislation could not have been prepared and enacted without the assistance of many dedicated persons who gave freely of their time, knowledge and skill; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the members of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature commend and thank the following persons who worked on that legislation for their service to the legislature and the people of the State of Nevada:

      Ray Knisley, coordinator of the project;

      David Henry, consultant to local governments;

      Marvin Leavitt, director of finance for the City of Las Vegas;

      Ed Greer, deputy superintendent for the Clark County school district;

      Jim Lien, business manager for the metropolitan police department in Clark County;

      Lee Bergstrom of Kafoury-Armstrong & Co. of Reno;

      Merlin Jones, a certified public accountant, of Las Vegas;

      Lyndl Payne, of the research division of the legislative counsel bureau, who was responsible for preparation of data and met every deadline;

      The members of the task force:

      James Comeav of Clark County;

      Mary Cousino of the metropolitan police department in Clark County;

      Donald Lawson of the Washoe County sheriff’s office;

      Evelyn Mathis of the Nevada tax commission;

      Eyline Saltz of the City of Las Vegas;

      Lorraine Wilcox of the Nevada tax commission; and

many other people from private businesses and local governments; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to the persons named in this resolution.

 

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FILE NUMBER 194, SCR 76

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 76–Committee on Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 194

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Setting the guidelines for a study by the commissioner of the local government employee-management relations board on the various methods used for collective bargaining in this state.

 

      Whereas, Senate Bill 350 of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature has directed the commissioner of the local government employee-management relations board to study the effects of the Local Government Employee-Management Relations Act upon collective bargaining; and

      Whereas, That bill has directed the commissioner to conduct the study according to guidelines to be set by the legislature when it is in session, or the legislative commission when the legislature is not in session; and

      Whereas, The members of this legislature believe that the study will provide valuable information and conclusions on which to base future legislation regarding collective bargaining; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the commissioner of the local government employee-management relations board is hereby directed to obtain and evaluate the following kinds of information in performing his study of collective bargaining in this state:

      1.  The number of contracts which have been negotiated within the period of the study.

      2.  The number of sessions conducted during each negotiation for a contract.

      3.  The number of contractual disputes which were resolved before the involvement of third parties.

      4.  The number of contractual disputes which were resolved during mediation.

      5.  The number of contractual disputes which were resolved during advisory factfinding.

      6.  The respective numbers of cases in which factfinders’ recommendations were accepted, modified or disregarded.

      7.  For each case in which the recommendations were not accepted, information on which party was unwilling to accept them and the party’s reasons for not accepting.

      8.  The number of contractual disputes which were resolved during binding factfinding.

      9.  The number of cases which were resolved after binding factfinding was ordered but before the factfinder’s decision was made.

      10.  The number of cases which were resolved by award of the factfinder.

      11.  For each case in which the factfinder made a binding award, an assessment of the acceptability of the award to the parties.

      12.  An assessment of the functioning and results of proceedings by the panels which have the authority to order binding factfinding.

      13.  The number of contractual disputes which were resolved by a procedure which makes use of the parties’ last and best offers.

      14.  The number of cases which were resolved after a submission to a factfinder but before the factfinder made his recommendations.

      15.  The number of cases which were resolved by the acceptance of a factfinder’s recommendations.

      16.  The number of cases which were resolved after a submission to an arbitrator but before final offers were made.

      17.  The number of cases which were resolved by an award of an arbitrator.

      18.  For each case which was submitted to an arbitrator:

      (a) Information on which party was unwilling to accept the recommendations of the factfinder and the party’s reasons for not accepting.

      (b) Identification of the party which submitted the case to the arbitrator.

      (c) Identification of the party whose final offer was chosen to be the award of the arbitrator.

      19.  The average time taken to reach a settlement under binding factfinding and under the procedure for last and best offers.

      20.  The number and kind of issues which were dealt with under binding factfinding and the procedure for last and best offers.

 


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      21.  The effect of binding factfinding and the procedure for last and best offers on other bargaining units.

      22.  The fiscal effect of each award on the local government employer with respect to its retention of other employees and any changes in its priorities for expenditures.

      23.  The initial proposals which were put forth by each party and the final agreement which the parties reached.

      24.  Within each jurisdiction, a comparison of the provisions of the agreements reached early in the process with the provisions of the agreements reached later in the process.

      25.  Within each jurisdiction, a comparison of the provisions of the agreements reached under binding factfinding, under the procedure for last and best offers, and under other procedures.

      26.  The number of cases in which a charge of bargaining in bad faith was filed.

      27.  In each such case, any assessment made by the commissioner, mediator, factfinder or arbitrator of the willingness of each party to negotiate and the manner in which the party complied with the letter and spirit of chapter 288 of NRS.

      28.  A 10-year history of collective bargaining for each local governmental entity in Nevada, including an outline of any obstacles or problems which interfered with its negotiations.

      29.  The major problems in the past 5 years of local governmental entities throughout the United States as a result of adverse settlements following employee-management negotiations.

      30.  The comparative costs of the various procedures used for collective bargaining in this state.

      31.  The periods of time over which negotiated contracts have remained in effect.

      32.  Any other information concerning alternative procedures for collective bargaining.

 

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FILE NUMBER 195, SCR 77

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 77–Committee on Finance

 

FILE NUMBER 195

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Establishing and directing a select special committee on education to study ways to improve the skills of pupils and students in reading and writing.

 

      Whereas, There are significant indications that substantial numbers of high school graduates and students entering the University of Nevada are deficient in the skills of reading and writing, which warrant the concern of the legislature, the county school districts, the department of education, and the University of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That a select special committee on education is hereby established and directed to study ways to improve the reading and writing of pupils and students in Nevada’s public schools and the University of Nevada; and be it further

 

 


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pupils and students in Nevada’s public schools and the University of Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the special committee on education is composed of Rosella Linskie, Judith Eaton, Burke Gilles, Ted Sanders, Mary Beedle, Clara Jean Olson, James Thompson, Pat Cowan, Judy Johnson, Connie Larsen and two legislators, Roger Bremner and Cliff McCorkle, to serve as cochairmen of the committee,

and be it further

      Resolved, That the study include and the select special committee develop a proposal of recommendations for:

      1.  A review of the present and proposed methods of teaching reading, writing and mathematics in the public schools of the state;

      2.  An examination of the types and effectiveness of testing for competency in reading and writing in the public schools;

      3.  A review of the university’s requirements and procedures for admission as they relate to skills in reading, writing and mathematics;

      4.  Recommendations regarding acceptable levels of performance in reading, writing and mathematics for students entering the University of Nevada; and

      5.  The identification of agencies responsible for coordinating the teaching of reading, writing and mathematics within the state;

and be it further

      Resolved, That the select special committee on education make recommendations based on this study, from time to time during 1981 and 1982, to the governor, the University of Nevada, the department of education and the various county school districts; and be it further

      Resolved, That the select special committee on education report the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation to the 62d session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 196, SR 17

Senate Resolution No. 17–Senators Gibson, Don Ashworth, Keith Ashworth, Bilbray, Blakemore, Close, Echols, Faiss, Ford, Getto, Glaser, Hernstadt, Jacobsen, Kosinski, Lamb, McCorkle, Neal, Raggio, Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 196

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Commending the sergeant at arms of the senate and his staff for their work during the 61st session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, The sergeant at arms of the senate and his staff have heavy and exacting responsibilities throughout the days and nights of each legislative session; and

      Whereas, Vernon E. Bunker, as a native Nevadan and former legislator has brought considerable expertise to the position of sergeant at arms of the senate; and

      Whereas, Mr. Bunker and his staff have undertaken and discharged their responsibilities with special courtesy, efficiency and dedication throughout this 61st session; now, therefore, be it

 


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      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the senate of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature hereby express their appreciation to and commend the sergeant at arms of the senate, Vernon E. Bunker, and all the members of his staff for their dedication, excellent work and courteous cooperation in assisting the proceedings of the senate; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be prepared and transmitted forthwith by the legislative counsel to Vernon E. Bunker and each member of his staff.

 

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FILE NUMBER 197, SR 18

Senate Resolution No. 18–Committee on Commerce and Labor

 

FILE NUMBER 197

 

SENATE RESOLUTION–Requesting the return of Senate Bill No. 548 from the assembly.

 

      Whereas, Senate Bill No. 548 was passed by the senate and delivered to the assembly, but needs further attention in the senate; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the assembly is respectfully requested to return Senate Bill No. 548 to the senate for further action.

 

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FILE NUMBER 198, SCR 56

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 56–Senators Wagner and Wilson

 

FILE NUMBER 198

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to conduct an interim study toward the development of a master plan for the Nevada prison system.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada legislature has appropriated over $15 million in 1975, over $10 million in 1977, and over $34 million in 1979, for prison construction; and

      Whereas, In 1979 and 1980 the legislative commission conducted a study of the present and future needs of the state prison system including the need for additional construction, as directed by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 41 of the 60th session of the legislature; and

      Whereas, The study showed that the techniques used by the department of prisons to estimate the future population of its institutions did not provide an adequate basis for recommendations concerning the need for future prison construction; and

      Whereas, The need for an effective plan to project the future population of the prison was also pointed out by a consultant from the National Institute of Corrections, who was recently requested to assess the problems of Nevada’s prison system; and

 


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      Whereas, Plans are being discussed by this legislature to provide for the issuance and sale of state bonds in the amount of approximately $20 million to finance additional prison construction; 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 review the existing plans and prior studies;

      2.  To report on the success of alternatives to incarceration as used in this state; and

      3.  In cooperation with the state public works board to recommend a master plan for the future development of the prison system and appropriate related facilities,

and be it further

      Resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 62d session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 199, SCR 70

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 70–Committee on Finance

 

FILE NUMBER 199

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study mass transit for cities and means of funding.

 

      Whereas, The continuing growth in population of the cities of Nevada combined with the increasing need to conserve fuel has made more urgent the need to plan for improved systems of mass transit; and

      Whereas, Efficient systems of mass transit would decrease air pollution and traffic congestion in the populous areas of this state; 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 problem of mass transit for cities in Nevada; and be it further

      Resolved, That the study include an examination of:

      1.  The particular needs of the various cities and other urban areas;

      2.  The type of system best suited for each of these areas; and

      3.  The various alternatives which may be available for obtaining money to finance the development and operation of the systems;

and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative members who are appointed to perform this study must be selected from the members of the standing committees on taxation and transportation of the senate and assembly in the 61st session of the legislature; and be it further

      Resolved, That the results of the study and any recommendations for legislation be reported to the 62d session of the legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 200, SCR 75

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 75–Committee on Legislative Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 200

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the legislative commission to study the problems and treatment of mentally retarded persons over 18 years old.

 

      Whereas, In previous sessions, this legislature has directed that studies be conducted of the programs in this state for mentally retarded persons; and

      Whereas, Those studies were mainly focused upon the problems of organization and administration, in an effort to improve the efficiency of the programs; and

      Whereas, This legislature believes that an additional benefit would be obtained by a study particularly directed toward the problems and treatment of mentally retarded adults in this state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the legislative commission is hereby directed to conduct a study of the special problems and the treatment of mentally retarded persons who are over 18 years of age; and be it further

      Resolved, That the legislative commission report the results of its study and any recommended legislation to the 62d session of the Nevada legislature.

 

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FILE NUMBER 201, ACR 62

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 62–Assemblymen Price, Mello, May, Thompson, Ham, Bergevin, Malone, Kovacs, Polish, Cafferata, Marvel, Stewart, Banner, Beyer, Schofield, Sader, Barengo, Chaney, DuBois, Prengaman, Rackley, Rhoads, Craddock, Brady, Glover, Redelsperger, Rusk, Vergiels, Nicholas, Foley, Horn, Bremner and Hickey

 

FILE NUMBER 201

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Directing the director of the Nevada legislative counsel bureau to grant paid leave to employees of the legislative counsel bureau in recognition of their service to the 61st session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, The Nevada legislative counsel bureau provides legislative services which are essential to the smooth functioning and independence of the Nevada legislature; and

      Whereas, The administrative staff of the legislative counsel bureau provides the necessary services of typing, reproduction, supply, general editing and distribution as well as security and maintenance of the Legislative Building and its grounds; and

      Whereas, The audit staff of the legislative counsel bureau examines the expenditure by nearly every agency of state government of the money appropriated by the legislature and performs important internal accounting functions, including the management of the legislative fund and all expenditures for the conduct of the legislative session; and

      Whereas, The fiscal analysis staff of the legislative counsel bureau provides the legislature with complete and accurate information needed in the appropriation process by independently reviewing the state budget and preparing or reviewing fiscal notes for those legislative measures which have a fiscal impact on local or state government; and

 

 


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the appropriation process by independently reviewing the state budget and preparing or reviewing fiscal notes for those legislative measures which have a fiscal impact on local or state government; and

      Whereas, The legal staff of the legislative counsel bureau prepares all legislative measures introduced in the legislature and all amendments of those measures, provides legal advice respecting legislative matters to the members of the legislature collectively and individually and produces the basic legal publications of the state; and

      Whereas, The research staff of the legislative counsel bureau responds to legislative requests for information on virtually any subject amenable to legislation by maintaining extensive research data and analyzing and interpreting that data to provide usable information for the legislature, prepares resource materials for legislators and the general public and serves as the legislature’s primary contact with other state legislatures and the Federal Government; and

      Whereas, These functions have been performed by the employees of the legislative counsel bureau with outstanding efficiency and dedication throughout the long and many days of this session; and

      Whereas, The members of the 61st session of the Nevada legislature wish to recognize and express their appreciation of the superb performance of the employees of the legislative counsel bureau in a special way; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the director of the Nevada legislative counsel bureau is hereby directed to grant 2 days of administrative leave to each employee of the bureau, to be taken at a time arranged by the employee with his supervisor.

 

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FILE NUMBER 202, ACR 63

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 63–Assemblymen Bremner, Barengo, Robinson, Mello, Rusk, Vergiels, Horn, May, Hickey, Cafferata, Marvel, Polish, Price, Bergevin, Malone, Beyer, Prengaman, Redelsperger, Rackley, Craddock, Sader, Stewart, Thompson, Jeffrey, Westall, Dini, Kovacs, Brady, Ham, Hayes, Foley, Rhoads, DuBois and Bennett

 

FILE NUMBER 202

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing former assemblyman Leslie Mack Fry.

 

      Whereas, Leslie Mack Fry, known throughout his life as “Mack,” was born in Ogden, Utah, on November 14, 1937, and died on February 9, 1980; and

      Whereas, Mack attended Reno High School and the University of Nevada at Reno where he was active in many extracurricular activities and societies; and

      Whereas, After his service in the military, Mack attended Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley and entered the practice of law with his father Leslie M. Fry in Reno; and

      Whereas, Mack served three terms as an assemblyman during which he became known for the exceptional thoroughness of his work and was elected the outstanding freshman of the 1969 legislative session; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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he became known for the exceptional thoroughness of his work and was elected the outstanding freshman of the 1969 legislative session; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the deep and sincere condolences of the legislature of the State of Nevada be expressed to the surviving family of Leslie Mack Fry; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be prepared and transmitted by the legislative counsel to the family of Leslie Mack Fry.

 

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FILE NUMBER 203, SJR 37

Senate Joint Resolution No. 37–Senators Kosinski, Getto, Glaser and McCorkle

 

FILE NUMBER 203

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Supporting the study of the possible development of an international trade center in Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The State of Nevada must continue to diversify its economy; and

      Whereas, The economy of this state would benefit by the development of additional commercial enterprises which would attract more revenue into the state, provide more diversified occupational opportunities and contribute to an expansion of the state’s tax base; and

      Whereas, This state is blessed with an abundance of natural resources which may be harnessed commercially to provide sources of energy alternate to fossil fuel and nuclear power; and

      Whereas, The development of solar, geothermal and wind sources of energy can substantially contribute to the commercial development of this state; and

      Whereas, The existing potential for development, if realized with a sensitivity to the interests and goals of the western states of the United States, involves major development of public works, including improved systems of public transportation, better land use planning and more economical use of natural resources, new opportunities for capital investment and more occupational opportunities for residents of the western United States; and

      Whereas, The United States continues to experience a serious disadvantage in international marketing which is exacerbated by a negative balance of payments; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada, in cooperation with other western states, has particular geographical advantages as a gateway to the growing markets for international trade in the Pacific Basin which contains at least half of the world’s population; and

      Whereas, The development of a major international center of trade within this state would enhance the position of the United States as an international marketing force, serve as a showcase for the commercial application of sources of energy developed within the state, promote the development of commercial enterprises compatible with the traditional businesses of this state and contribute to the financial stability of this state; now, therefore, be it

 

 


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businesses of this state and contribute to the financial stability of this state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Nevada legislature hereby supports additional research and planning to determine whether the development of an international trade center in Nevada is economically feasible and whether it would benefit the citizens of Nevada and the United States; and be it further

      Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the legislative counsel to the legislatures of the western states of the United States, all members of the Nevada congressional delegation and to the United States Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, the Interior, State and Transportation; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution shall become effective upon passage and approval.

 

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